Saturday, July 13, 2019

A good list

Kim du Toit has a reading list for all folks who are homeschooling their kids.

Go forth and peruse the selection.  Other than adding a few books here and there, I can't quibble with any of it.

Suffer not the Old King

Rudyard Kipling was a poet, but I'm also starting to think he had a bit of prophecy in him...

All we have of freedom, all we use or know—
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
Ancient Right unnoticed as the breath we draw—
Leave to live by no man’s leave, underneath the Law.
Lance and torch and tumult, steel and grey-goose wing
Wrenched it, inch and ell and all, slowly from the King.
Till our fathers ‘stablished, after bloody years,
How our King is one with us, first among his peers.
So they bought us freedom—not at little cost
Wherefore must we watch the King, lest our gain be lost,
Over all things certain, this is sure indeed,
Suffer not the old King: for we know the breed.
Give no ear to bondsmen bidding us endure.
Whining “He is weak and far”; crying “Time shall cure.”,
(Time himself is witness, till the battle joins,
Deeper strikes the rottenness in the people’s loins.)
Give no heed to bondsmen masking war with peace.
Suffer not the old King here or overseas.
They that beg us barter—wait his yielding mood—
Pledge the years we hold in trust—pawn our brother’s blood—
Howso’ great their clamour, whatsoe’er their claim,
Suffer not the old King under any name!
Here is naught unproven—here is naught to learn.
It is written what shall fall if the King return.
He shall mark our goings, question whence we came,
Set his guards about us, as in Freedom’s name.
He shall take a tribute, toll of all our ware;
He shall change our gold for arms—arms we may not bear.
He shall break his judges if they cross his word;
He shall rule above the Law calling on the Lord.
He shall peep and mutter; and the night shall bring
Watchers ‘neath our window, lest we mock the King—
Hate and all division; hosts of hurrying spies;
Money poured in secret, carrion breeding flies.
Strangers of his counsel, hirelings of his pay,
These shall deal our Justice: sell—deny—delay.
We shall drink dishonour, we shall eat abuse
For the Land we look to—for the Tongue we use.
We shall take our station, dirt beneath his feet,
While his hired captains jeer us in the street.
Cruel in the shadow, crafty in the sun,
Far beyond his borders shall his teachings run.
Sloven, sullen, savage, secret, uncontrolled,
Laying on a new land evil of the old—
Long-forgotten bondage, dwarfing heart and brain—
All our fathers died to loose he shall bind again.
Here is naught at venture, random nor untrue—
Swings the wheel full-circle, brims the cup anew.
Here is naught unproven, here is nothing hid:
Step for step and word for word—so the old Kings did!
Step by step, and word by word: who is ruled may read.
Suffer not the old Kings: for we know the breed—
All the right they promise—all the wrong they bring.
Stewards of the Judgment, suffer not this King!
The Old Issue by Rudyard Kipling

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tell me again about that impressive university degree...

Because I still don't give a shit about it.

If I meet a doctor, and he's got a degree from Yale, I'll probably be impressed.  If I meet an engineer, an actual, honest-to-god, builds shit twenty stories tall engineer, and he's got a degree from Stanford, then I'll be impressed.

When I meet Upchuck Schumer Jr., and he's got a degree from Harvard, I'm not impressed.  Being rich and having your politically connected daddy buys you entrance into said university?  That just makes me think less of that university.  And my opinions of universities is about as low as it can go, and still going lower with each passing week.  And please don't tell me that these politicians kids have somehow managed to get into these schools on their own merit.  Most politicians don't have the intelligence to tie their own shoes, and I highly doubt their kids are any smarter.  "Oh but Dave, they're LAWYERS and such!"

Back in L.A., I met an actual, real SMART PERSON, and he had his Juris Doctorate.  He was working in a production company doing video editing.  He was so disgusted with the people in the law career that he took his $$$$$$ degree and walked away from the entire field.  With lawyers like Glenn Reynolds as an outlier, the vast majority of lawyers are morally compromised idiot savants who are really really good at regurgitating what they read in books.

Real estate lawyers excepted.  Those people do some yeoman's work, outside of a courtroom.

Anyways, I just wanted to take yet another opportunity to remind you that a college degree is just a fancy piece of paper that says you've been well and duly indoctrinated, and are worthless to the majority of occupations that are worth a damn.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We keep the wolves away

A damn good essay.

These left wing elites are the intellectual progeny of Lenin and Robespierre. They turn up their noses at America. They view us as our European cousins always have, as a redneck backwater full of obese cable watching swine. They scoff at religion and tradition. Their gods are the human intellect, and their own vanity. 
From the tops of ivory towers, they condemn our country while they live on its fruit. In their discussions about Europe’s excellent government subsidized healthcare and schools, an important point is often omitted; that the golden streets of their utopias would crack under the wheels of Russian tanks without America. While they spend our money building their nations, we keep the world safe. Europe drinks from the fountain of our benevolence and sacrifice. We keep the wolves away. 

As usual, read the whole thing.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Democrats hate the military and want to destroy it

Just look at the crap they want to saddle our military with.

For example, multiple amendments appear to try to shift the Pentagon’s focus from defense of the nation to defense of the environment. One would ratchet up the renewable energy mandate for defense installations. Another would assign Space Force the task of monitoring climate change. There are more amendments along these lines. 
Other amendments would give the Pentagon less bang for the buck. Provisions that would require the military to consider diversity and LGBT involvement in its hiring and contracting decisions are unrelated to efficiency or effectiveness, as are small business preferences, buy America provisions, and other similar legislative mandates.

The Democrats have hated the military with a burning passion ever since Truman decided that he didn't really want to win the Korean War.  And then it was the Left spitting on troops returning from Viet Nam.  They were shamed into hiding during the War on Terror, but they're crawling back out of their swamps more and more.

Hamstringing the military with political, SJW bullshit would be the Democrat's dream.  Of course, it'll just mean that more troops die when we go to war, but the Democrats don't care.  As far as they're concerned, we're just a bunch of stupid hicks anyway, so the more of us that die, the less of us can vote against the Democrats.  It's a win-win for them.

So this bird has fourteen different dance moves...

That's about eleven more moves than I have.  But I can do jazz hands.  Can he do jazz hands?  He has no hands, therefore, no, he cannot do JAZZ HANDS!

Point, Dave.



Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Yeah, that'll really get people to watch

US Women's Soccer players drop flag on ground and drag it with their feet.  Luckily, another player with actual love for her country stepped in and picked it up.

After the United States Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the fourth time, co-captain Megan Rapinoe and midfielder Allie Long can be seen disrespecting the flag. 
Long dropped the American flag on the ground to do a choreographed celebration with Rapinoe and co-captain Alex Morgan. While posing for the cameras, Long and Rapinoe dragged the American flag with their feet after it was on the ground.

I have a question for Morgan and Rapinoe?  Why do you play for a country that you obviously hate?  Aren't there any other countries that would willingly accept a couple of anti-American lesbian soccer players?  I'm certain there is.  Hell, France would probably make you citizens the moment you set foot on their ground.

Go somewhere else, ladies.  We don't need you here.

In the meantime, I'll go back to giving women's soccer all the attention I gave it before I found out about this little BS stunt:  None.  Because I refuse to watch and/or support a bunch of America-hating leftists, who showed us their true colors long before the World Cup began.

Monday, July 08, 2019

The "Tolerant" Left

Doxxing and threatening the life of an eight year old girl.  You've probably already seen this.  I'm just helping get the exposure to this story to grow a tiny bit larger.  Let me restate the premise:


Ava Martinez, known to most of us as "Mini AOC," frequently recorded parody videos and took photos making fun of the real Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Apparently AOC fans didn't like the 8-year-old's content so they started doxxing and threatening Martinez and her family.

There's your "civility" for you.  This is why when I hear the Left cry for civility, I laugh.  When the Left is whining about being civil, that means they're losing.  Because the Left doesn't want civility.  They want to kill you.  They hate you.  They hate everything about you.  They hate that you refuse to give up your rights.  They hate that you refuse to be ruled.  They hate that you think for yourself.  And they want to kill you and destroy you and everything you care about.

Take a good hard look at how "civil" the Left is when they have power.  Imagine your eight year old daughter getting DEATH THREATS.

That is the Left's "civility".  A jack-boot stomping on the back of your neck, forever.  Need another example?

Salmar Community Association board member Chris Papworth confirmed on Thursday, July 4, that the board has agreed to pull the movie’s five-day run, which was set to begin on July 12 at the Salmar Classic. He said the difficult decision to cancel the film was made out of concern for the personal safety for Salmar Theatres management, who had received personal threats via social media.
Got that?  In order to stop an anti-abortion movie from being played in a theater, the oh-so-"tolerant" Left threatened violence against the managers of the theater.  And this is in Canada, where the 2nd Amendment does't exist, so the manager can't just strap up and tell the violent Leftist thugs to bring their own body bags.

The Left hates you.  The Left wants to destroy you.  Kill you.  Extinguish you from this Earth.  Don't you ever forget it.  Don't take my word for it.  Just look at their actions.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Holy Moly I'm tired

Been going like gangbusters to try and get the house unpacked, and we're only halfway through.  I'm friggin' bushed.  I'm at the point where the Salvation Army might just get entire boxes of my crap hand-delivered.

I haven't used it in two months.  I probably don't need it.