Friday, January 29, 2021

Winter Makes...


 ...its half-hearted return...and guess who showed up for dinner?


Looks like a turkey or two stopped by for a bite of the Seafood Sensations cat food we put out for the various strays wandering the area.

Have to admit the snow is pretty.


A co-worker mentioned it seems a little more welcome this year...


...because we're not driving in it...


...and there's been so little of it so far.


We're way under our usual snow totals, and now there are only 49 more days until Spring!

Cue wild cheering and applause...

from Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus", 1928



We've been watching the 2001 mini-series Band Of Brothers...


...about Easy Company of the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Here's a pic of some of the real men upon whom the book and mini-series are based:


Hard to believe, but it's been 20 years since the HBO series debuted and almost 30 since the book was published.

Given that, bear with me as I echo what others before me have ably proclaimed:

This is an extraordinary chronicle of extraordinary men, many of whom gave their lives in the cause of freedom.


In the interviews with the men who survived, a common refrain is heard: "I was just doing my job".

From that self-deprecating sentiment it's possible to draw an incorrect conclusion:

That these were ordinary people thrust into unique circumstances and somehow that combination magically yielded extraordinary results.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Make no mistake; these were better men, period.


They were made of better stuff, prepared in part by enduring a decade of want and deprivation that was the Great Depression.

Hardened and strengthened by their life experiences, there were few soft hands or coddled psyches when they were thrust into the fiery trial of a global conflict.

Thus they became warriors in the truest sense of the word and were able to rise to challenges far beyond the reach of the average man.

By God's grace, fighting for each other and a cause greater than themselves, they were able to achieve victory for the good of all mankind.

Truly, we owe an unspeakable debt of gratitude to the Greatest Generation.




Interestin' doin's down in my home state...


...you've heard of BREXIT, well this is TEXIT and apparently it's gaining steam.

The concept is simple...the state would hold a voter referendum on one simple question: should Texas secede from the union and become an independent nation?

This isn't new, by the way...it's been around as an actual organization since 2005, and has gained some traction with Texas residents through the years.

However, the radical left's shenanigans during the farcical presidential election have lit a new fire under the movement, and now a Texas legislator says he will introduce a bill to allow a vote on the issue.

If that actually happens, this could get interesting in a hurry.

Texas is the 2nd largest state in the union, with right at 29 million people (California has 39 million, though many of them are leaving...for Texas).

That means if Texas did become an independent nation, it would make its debut as the 50th largest country in the world...


...right behind Nepal with 30.4 million people and just ahead of Venezuela with 28.7 million.

Economics is quite another issue.

At their current GDP they'd become the 9th biggest economy in the world...


...just behind Italy and ahead of Canada.

Impressive.

So...can it actually happen??

In reality it's a longshot.

When I was a kid Texas was the biggest state in the union with Bibles and cowboys and bolo ties and oil rigs and longhorns and cattle barons.


But now...all those lefties fleeing punitive taxation in California and New York...guess where a lot of them end up?

Yep, you bet your boots...those wild eyed crazy libs...

stand back people...nobody has any idea what might happen here...

...seeking tax relief - from fiscal policies they implemented - are landing smack dab in good ol' Texas, one of 7 states with no income tax...which I suppose makes up for its 110 degree summertime heat.

That's what air conditioning is for, I guess.

It'd be nice if they checked their politics at the door and picked them up on their way out, but no such luck.

What used to be the red state of Texas has taken on a slightly different hue in recent years...



...with the biggest population centers turning blue.

So the odds of TEXIT becoming a reality are slim.

But if by some miracle it did happen, guess who'd be planning a homecoming?

Michigan could keep its fascist dictator...

heil dimwitmer!

...and the American Corporation is welcome to its mentally declining China Doll...

umm...what??

This is one native son who’d return to his roots as a proud citizen of the brand new nation of Texas.


Yee-haw!


Parting shots...

beautiful roses for my beautiful wife's birthday



a winter sunrise...


...and a wolf moon...


Franky needs his morning cup o' joe



a broken limb on a maple tree yielded this frozen sap-cicle




later, y'all...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A Reminder...


...God's righteousness prevails.

Amidst life's tragedies...


...when things seem grim, remember God's still in control...



But while justice tarries, we're left here to soldier on.

And in that spirit, what better way to pass the time on this sad and historic day than to cue up a QT classic...


Quentin Tarantino is known for three things in his films...overlong scenes, cartoon violence, and alternate endings to historical events...y'know, history the way it should have been, not the way it was.

And if you can get by the stomach churning violence -


- it helps that it's primarily being perpetrated by Jewish American soldiers against murderous nazis - then this is a satisfying rewrite to the end of WWII.

Rather than the long slow grind concluding in Hitler's suicide in his underground bunker, in QT's version Hitler and his top henchmen - Goebbels, Göring and Borman - all get shot...


...and burned to death in an over the top theater inferno...


...while the ghostly image of a Jewess they tried to kill scorns them in their death throes.

In short, the good guys win in spectacular fashion, something that's too often MIA from our daily reality.

Witness today's events, for example.

Wonder what the ending will be for this page of history?

hang in, mcm fans...

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Are We Having Fun Yet?


Behold the most popular man in the American Corporation: China Joe.

Yes it's true...we're asked to believe this cognitively impaired shell of a man - whose specialty is vacant stares and word salads when asked any question more complex than "what's your favorite color?" - whose main accomplishment in five decades of feeding at the public trough is enriching himself and his family via influence peddling - is, based on alleged vote totals, the most popular president in history!

That's some top notch, grade A palaver right there.

The real explanation for this bumbling 2nd banana's sudden rise from political hackdom to the leader of the American Corporation is found in a video that was posted on November 28th, 2020.

It has since been removed from Chinese social media due to its uncomfortable proximity to the truth:

Tucker Carlson China Video

Did you catch all that?

China ha been seriously attempting to infiltrate the U.S. since the 1970's...


...but didn't enjoy real success in this endeavor until 1992.

Lessee, who became president then?

O yeah, the Pride of Arkansas, Slick Willie Clinton, Mr. "I Didn't Have Sex With That Woman".

Never one to pass up a chance at personal enrichment, once Slick took the reins of power he began selling out America to China in earnest, and of course, others followed.


Between then and 2016 the Chinese did very well at putting "their people" at the top of our elite in both politics and finance...


...where they were able to influence our political and financial policies to their benefit and smooth over any and every dispute...for a handsome price to their American lackeys, of course.


But then something unexpected happened in 2016.

President Trump was elected, and to their dismay he could not be controlled by either Wall Street or Washington.

Suddenly China was on the defensive.

A trade war - that they were losing - was in progress, and the Wall Street and Washington power structures were shaken to the core.


The profitable liaison between Communist China and Wall Street / Washington was being disrupted and all those bought and paid for politicians and power brokers were no longer pleasing their communist overlords.

What to do??


"But now we're seeing Biden was elected."

If you watched the video, you know this was the biggest laugh line of the night.

And why is that?

Why did this Chinese economics professor's audience break into spontaneous laughter at the mention of China Joe being elected instead of President Trump?

Because in spite of what Big Tech and Big Media, obedient servants to the CCP, are shouting from the rooftops - the world knows this election was stolen.

If you haven't caught up to that truth yet, consider this: you know less about what just happened in your country than a group of Econ 101 students who live 7,200 miles away in Communist China.

Sadly, whether you're awake and aware of your surroundings or still pissing your life away fakebooking and twitting, it's too late.

Over the last 40 to 50 years the constitutional republic that once was America has been sold piecemeal to the highest bidder.

It's no longer "America The Beautiful" governed by the will of We The People, but rather "The American Corporation", a corrupt and wholly owned subsidiary of the CCP.

Like Scrooge on that fateful Christmas Eve, we had just the tiniest chance of escaping our fate...

...and the chains of economic and political serfdom we have forged over the last four decades.

Sadly, unlike Ebeneezer, we shan't be awaking from this nightmare...

...in the safety of our bedrooms and awash in relief anytime soon.



There is no segue from the tragic to the trivial so I won’t attempt one.

If there was I would cleverly introduce one of my favorite subjects, the progress made by Mandy and her team at The Retro Revival  on our Philco V-handle refrigerator.

They've been repairing the broken door panels...








...and repainting them, maintaining the original pink / salmon color of the interior...








Very exciting, because this has to happen before final reassembly, and we're getting close.



Insert happy "woo hoo!" here...


In other fun news, I visited son #4's domicile to help him and my grandson Sean get a train going...


...which we did, very briefly...but then it mysteriously stopped working.

So, like the Grinch with Cindy Lou Who...


...I told them "I'll take it back to my workshop, my dear...I'll fix it up there, then I'll bring it back here..."


Happy to report it was minor stuff and I did in fact get things working as the video shows.

So as promised I returned the goods to their rightful owners...





...and all is well in choo choo land.

That's an antique American Flyer Zephyr, by the way...restored and custom painted in U of M colors.

Good stuff.



Time for a brisk jaunt through the parting shots department...

not mine, but pretty cool



they were headed west, not south...?









my new ride (I wish)...1959 Chevy Impala




pretty good life verse



The Vichy government of occupied France began in June of 1940 when the French surrendered to Hitler's Nazi Germany.

A puppet regime, it collaborated with the murderous Nazis until September of 1944 when the traitors of the Vichy government fled for their worthless lives to Germany.

Barring a miracle, the puppet regime of China Joe will officially and openly begin collaborating with the enemy on January 20th, 2021, when the sale of the American Corporation to the CCP will finally be a done deal.

If I may rework that famous quote by Sir Winston Churchill...


If this actually comes to pass, I will lower the American flag I have proudly flown all of my adult life...


...fold it up respectfully and store it away.

In its place I will fly the Christian flag...


...since I'm a citizen of God's Kingdom and there is no occupying force able to overcome that.

I'll fly our colors again on the day the traitors are brought to justice and the constitutional republic of the United States of America is restored.

I don't expect to fly Old Glory again in my lifetime.

later, mcm fans.

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