Sunday, July 14, 2024

Evil Tried...


...but failed...praise God in heaven.

Details are still emerging, but what's clear is a Biden supporter - now deceased - attempted to assassinate President Trump at a Pennsylvania rally this evening.

And according to an eyewitness, this disaster could have been prevented.

He and his friends saw the shooter "bear crawling" on the top of a building with a rifle...


...and tried to <alert the authorities> a couple of minutes before it occurred.

Why did the Secret Service let this happen?


"Extreme incompetence or it was deliberate. Either way, the SS leadership must resign."
 
            - Elon Musk on X

In Musk's inimitable style, his use of "SS" clearly evokes Germany's dreaded <Schutzstaffel>, and why not?

The left's constant drumbeat that "Trump is Hitler!"...


...is not just grossly irresponsible, it's an open call to violence.

It's true the shooter pulled the trigger, but the democrats and their complicit media allies loaded the rifle.

Thankfully, President Trump - though grazed by an assassin's bullet - is fine, and for that every decent person gives thanks.

Sadly, the left has no decency, and they're already flooding social media with <hateful messages>.

Despicable, but totally in character.



There's no segue from evil to normal, so I won't try.

What do you see in this picture?


How about now?


Animals possess an ability we humans often do not:

That of stillness.

For them, it's a survival mechanism; the ability to remain perfectly still could be the difference between living another day or becoming dinner.

For us, it's a spiritual checkup; being still in the presence of our Creator reconnects us with what actually matters in life.

We live in a chaotic time of constant distraction and directed thought.

Most of us won't go anywhere without a cell phone and few of us can resist checking it constantly.

For what?  The latest fakebook post?

When was the last time you enjoyed a few calm, independent, self-directed meditative moments, free from TV, radio, internet?


                        - Psalms 46:10,11



We live in dark and dangerous times, but take heart: God is still in control.


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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Dakota Tribal Wisdom Suggests...


...when you discover you're riding a dead horse...the best strategy is to dismount.

In a pathetic display of cruelty and incompetence, the dems trotted out their dead horse for all the world to see.

The few times he wasn't mumbling incoherently and losing his train of thought, he was lying through his dentures.


The most egregious lie of all?

“I’m the only president this century that doesn’t have any, this decade, that not any troops dying anywhere in the world, like he did.” 

Ok, that's typical Slo-Joe dementia speak, but he's claiming no soldiers died in combat during the time he's been illegally squatting in the White House.

No troop deaths...really?

That will come as a shock to the families of the 13 troops killed on August 26, 2021 in a bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Biden even attended the transfer of these troops' remains, an event he apparently doesn't remember.


The world does, however - who can forget the image of him checking his watch, wondering how much longer he had to endure this inconvenience?

It was almost time for his graham crackers and milk; plus, those Looney Tunes cartoons weren't going to watch themselves.

In the aftermath of his debate debacle, we're seeing a flood of oddly coordinated calls for Dementia Joe to drop out of the race.

And I say "oddly" because we've been assured for years by every main stream talking head that Biden is "just fine".

“Start your tape right now, because I’m about to tell you the truth. And f-you if you can’t handle the truth," the Joe/Mika clown show blustered recently.


"This version of Biden intellectually, analytically, is the best Biden ever!"

Are they and all their leftist conspirators delusional, dishonest or simply demented?

Yes indeed.

The videos of Biden freezing up in public events, spouting unintelligible gibberish, being led off the stage by Barry O at a dem fundraiser, falling multiple times while climbing stairs...?

"Cheap Fakes" according to the White House communications team.

Riiiight...

As Grouch Marx famously asked, "Who are you going to believe?  Me, or you own eyes?"

So how is it that all these gaslighting media dopes who've sworn for years Biden is perfection personified suddenly turned on a dime in unison, and are now calling for his replacement?

Rest assured these new talking points are not the result of delusional hordes being force fed reality and finally awaking to the truth.

No, this is a planned execution by the <long knives> squad; they've played out their frat boys "Weekend At Bernie's" fantasy for years but it's finally over.

Time to dump the corpse and find another stiff, while feigning heartbreak over the "sudden and surprising" demise of their hallowed leader (barf bags available upon request).

Underscoring their desperation, one of the stiffs they've suggested as a possible replacement is Michigan Governor Wretched Dimwitmer.


Let me tell ya, that's some first class barrel bottom scraping right there.

While she has about the same IQ and broken moral compass as Dementia Joe - and every decent human being in the state would rejoice at her departure - she's even less likable than Slo-Joe because yes...


...we do remember Covid.

So who will be their last gasp attempt at political relevance?

Newsom?  Harris?  <Tartarus>?

Ssssssssstay tuned...



A quick delousing...

yes, you're the chicken

...and we can move on to the next subject.

Hm...lessee...thumbing through my rolodex...


...Archeology?  Nope.

Candlemaking?  Not today.

Farmasooticals?

Oops, a little spelling error there...should be Farmaceuticals, but no.

Ah, here we go:  Hickory Golf.


Gaining some ground lately for a couple of reasons:

1) I've switched to a match play format  - and -

2) I've adopted Walter Hagen's viewpoint that the only shot that matters is the next one.

We've all heard the old saw...


...but I never put much stock in it.

It was a bit too ethereal, too whimsical for me, as if you could somehow "think" your way to success.

What about talent, study, hard work and practice, practice, practice?

Turns out the former does not replace the latter, it completes it.

Talent helps, of course.

Study, hard work and practice are essential.

But attitude - that's the fuel that makes the engine run.

Hickory golf is not just a change of equipment, swapping out a 5 iron for a mashie or a driver for a playclub.

It's embracing an era, the origins of the game...


...its attitudes, customs, how it was played.

Understanding - and more importantly, doing - that is helping me play a little better and certainly enjoy it a whole lot more.

















recent deluge


mr. blue jay enjoying seafood sensations


evening sky, courtesy of Larry from his cottage


Larry's friend offroad racing in northern Michigan


post-race, pre-wash


transplanted daises in Ryan's Corner


tiger lilies, lavender, daisy


more yuccas in bloom in our courtyard




Hate to sound like a broken record...



...but summer rolls on and July is right around the bend.

Make haste to enjoy it!




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Sunday, June 23, 2024

We've Finally Embraced...


...the rule of law.

Thank you, Bad Orange Man.


The best thing about this?

Even though law enforcement and the judicial system have been weaponized by the current administration against their political enemies - Trump, Maga republicans, J6'ers, pro life advocates -


- it could never happen to you.


Right?



Ah, the Summer Solstice...


...the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere...15 hours and 20 minutes of daylight 'round these parts.

Hopefully you made good use of the time, since the days are shortening as we steadily <perigrinate> to...



...well, you know.

Of course, not everyone is capable of making good or even rational decisions about how to spend their time:

<lunatics at work>

But then again, nothing says "I'm a serious person who's saving the planet!" quite like defacing ancient monuments.

Yes, I see it now; it’s all so clear:

Vandalism = good stewardship of our environment.

I don't know about you, but I'm totally convinced; whatever they're smoking should be mandatory for everyone.



And speaking of doing really important stuff...

Auld Mac, proprietor of <The Auld Golf Society>

...I was attacked by my local links twice this week.

The first time I emerged victorious, 1 up (won 5 holes, lost 4).

The 2nd time I took it on the chin...


...1 down (lost 5 holes, won 4).

Notably - after the sting of flubbing an easy chip onto the 9th green (thus losing the hole and match) subsided - I can honestly say I enjoyed both rounds immensely.

Why?

In match play scoring it's me against Mr. Links, not stroke count.

With pre-1900 clubs and guttys, bogey or better is a win for me; double bogey and up is a win for him.

It's essentially 9 separate contests and total score doesn't matter.

Even if I blow up a hole with a snowman or worse...

near the green in 3, chip over the green (4), chip onto the green (5), then 3 putt...yep, that's a snowman

...I put it in the rearview and get after the next hole.

This probably makes little sense to modern golfers where stroke count is everything.

But to a hickory golfer, match play was standard stuff.

Rule #1 in the USGA "rules of golf" in 1920 stated -

"The game is played between two sides"

- i.e., match play.

Rule #1 in the USGA "rules of golf" today states -

"Golf is played in a round of 18 or fewer holes on a course by striking a ball with a club"

- i.e., stroke count.

Anyway, the evil Mr. L and I are all square...

golfing in WWII...avoid the bunkers at all costs

...with the battle scheduled to be rejoined next week.




Don't know about you, but I'm gonna 23 skidoo:

the puppetmaster walking his confused and disoriented puppet offstage after a dem fundraiser in LA.


tiger lilies in glorious bloom...


...along with fresh daisies and perennial geraniums


the loki sphinx


breeze block and tiger lilies


yucca in bloom in the desert of our front yard...


...and the garden of our courtyard




The opera may not be over 'til the fat lady sings...


...but I've already burned through a third of my "Fridays off during the summer".

Be present in every moment and always embrace the truth:


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