Day by Day

Saturday, November 24, 2018

I didn't do a damn bit of shopping yesterday

Why would I want to be out in crowds like this?



More importantly, why would I want to follow up a day of gratitude, a day when we thank the Lord for the blessings that we have, to turn around and be consumed by greed and envy?



Is this what we really want?  To beat our fellow man over a cheap TV or some other household item than you can buy on every other single day of the year?  "But Dave, it's half-off!"  So is that other person's dignity, or yours, worth a couple hundred bucks?  Is that how cheap dignity is these days?

I refuse.  I refuse to participate in an event that makes a mockery of a day dedicated to gratitude, and also a mockery of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and King Jesus Christ, also known as Christ's Mass, which people now call Christmas.  "Let's all celebrate our Redeemer by beating the shit out of each other for a half-priced jacket!"  Nope.

There might be dozens or hundreds of reasons why you would come to blows with another person.  A good deal on children's toys does not fall into any of those reasons.

Friday, November 23, 2018

I think I'm still full from last night....

Dear Lord, that was a lot of food.  An embarrassment of riches, even.  We had ham, and turkey, and candied yams, and stuffed butternut squash, and mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, and stuffing, and gravy.  The wife made a pumpkin pie CHEESECAKE.  I made four loaves of bread.  We had friends over.  My pal and I ended the evening sipping bourbon on the back porch, smoking a Perdomo bourbon-barrel aged toro, and wondering how we were going to get to sleep with our stomachs protruding out like a pregnant whale.

So yes, it was a successful Thanksgiving.  For which I'm thankful.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Proclamation

A Proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Left never stops

I've seen some people on the nominal "Right" look at people like Cernovich, Gavin MacInnis and a few others and ask "Why don't you take a break?"

Well, it's because the Left never takes a break.  All it takes is for the people who love this country to take a breather, to say "Oh, that's not that important", to slack off a bit, and you've got socialist indoctrination in schools and actual Socialists being elected to represent New York City.

Obama the Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure is still out and about trying to prop up his legacy.  Do you think he's taking a break from attacking America and trying to undermine everything good that this country stands for?  No, he hasn't.

I used to get tired of it.  Now I just get pissed off.

Mixed reviews

One doc thinks it's stress fractures, the other doc still thinks it's gout.

Just.....  fuck.  Can I get this to stop hurting, please?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Going to the foot doctor today

We'll see what he says.  It'll most likely be a few days before he comes back with anything concrete, because there will be x-rays and other things done so he can look into my foot without yet having to cut it open. 

I'd like to be able to walk normally right now....

Monday, November 19, 2018

Every time I think "Oh, nobody can be THAT stupid" a Democrat proves me wrong.

Alexandria Occasional-Cortex, the googly-eyed socialist from New York, doesn't know what the three branches of government are.

Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot tell you just how appropriate I think it is for a part of New York City to be represented by someone with the intelligence of a rusty lunchbox.

It's National Ammo Day!

Buy ammo.  Then buy more ammo.

There are no "Good" Public Schools

Saw this over at The Other McCain's place, and decided to share it.

A 9th grader and her family fear for their safety after the Harlandale High School student was jumped just minutes after the last bell rang. 
Melissa Serna said when she was on her way to pick up her daughter from school, she got a text saying her daughter had been attacked. 
“My thing was just going to the hospital to make sure my daughter was fine,” Serna said. “Because she had suffered from a concussion, she passed out when she was getting the kicks and punches to her head.” 
And the best part is still coming up!

The two students were suspended for three days, but are now back on campus. Serna said additional video surfacing on social media shows one of the students shooting a gun out of a moving car. 
Serna said her daughter is still being bullied and taunted at school every day.Harlandale ISD released this statement Wednesday regarding the incident: 
“The Harlandale Police Department is investigating this incident and has filed charges with the District Attorney’s office. The students will follow due process to the fullest extent of the law and will be disciplined according to the Harlandale ISD Student Code of Conduct and School Board Policy. The safety of our students is always our top priority and the Harlandale ISD takes all potential threats to students’ safety very seriously.”

So feral youth can send someone to the hospital, and they're suspended for a grand total of three days?

My child would never set foot in that school.  If I had a child enrolled there, I would remove them immediately. 

If you want your children to fail  in life, just place them in one of these government-run, feral-youth controlled indoctrination centers.  If your child manages to make it out alive, they'll be stuffed so full of Marxist crap that they won't have learned anything useful, and will either fail miserably at life, or be forced to spend decades undoing the damage that this "school" has done. 

There are no good public schools.  And there is no good reason to send your child to a public school.