Scene from Winds of War

BLM: The New Fascists

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It’s clear to anyone with eyes to see that BLM is the new fascists. If you think Black Lives Matter Burn Loot Murder are heroes, you need to read a little history. Current events have a way of reminding me of the past; history repeating and/or rhyming and all that. In the present insanity there have been many moments which reminded me of a scene in an old novel from the mid seventies. In truth …

Viking Funeral

Viking Funerals, Chicago and Puppets Like Biden

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I like the idea of a Viking Funeral. They’re considering legalizing them in Maine, and that’s great. We should do the same here in Washington. Out here on The Mountain (that’s what we we call our wooded compound), we have lots of bonfires in Fall, Winter and Spring. There’s always wood and slash to burn. Trees die and get cut down and if they are too rotten for firewood they get tossed into a pile …

Spokane County Covid Numbers

Irrational Fear Is the New American Pastime

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Irrational fear is driving America crazy. I don’t know why I keep posting about the Kung Flu. I don’t want to keep writing about it, but I can’t escape it. I’m like a midget in a crowded elevator: it’s constantly being thrust in my face and there’s nothing I can do. I’m sick of it. And clearly the government can’t find its ass with both hands, because the mixed messages are now beyond ridiculous. The …


Government Is Using Fear to Keep Us Down

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I’m tired of government fear tactics. I’ve tried to ignore them, but they keep pressing us down. Government wants to control our lives far too much. This puts me in a revolutionary frame of mind. More on that later. But first, let’s begin with an updated chart. That big red patch looks scary. It’s a cumulative number so the actual number of active cases is a lot less. In fact according to county stats, there …

Masks at Costco, or maybe Hell

Masks, Costco, and Life in Hell

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Last Friday the Panhandle Health District in Idaho ended mandatory mask wearing in public (YAY! Freedom!). We went to Costco in Coeur d’Alene that same day. Not to celebrate the end of the mandates, but because we were out of cottage cheese. The dogs demand a scoop of cottage cheese every night before their pre-bedtime ritual potty walk. They were not going to understand if the cupboards were bare, and they are big dogs. Hungry …

Your brain on social media

Cancel Social Media Before It Cancels You

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I got a phone call from a high school friend the other day. We used to connect on Facebook. He left the platform (and all social media) because it took too much energy and brainpower trying to talk with morons. That’s my interpretation; he used different words, but that was the sense I got from it. Our conversation brought to mind my seething disdain for social media in general, and Facebook in particular. As I …