Wednesday, December 30, 2020



Making the elites uncomfortable by attacking their infrastructure is something I’ve advocated. For the record, I was in Nebraska when this happened.

Could this be the start?

Sunday, December 27, 2020



“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” ― Rahm Emanuel

 Slo Jo and Ho are calling for unity and “Healing”. What that means is the “loyal” opposition putting up a token fight while going along with whatever they want. A convincing show is required.

In business negotiations, you should put in items you can live without or not even want. Your party (or parties) on the other side of the table object vehemently. After a suitable period of dancing around, you give in and they have their “victory”. You have what you wanted from the start.

At the rarefied heights of Congress, the process is more devious as too many other parties must be deceived, as in the general public and vested interests. The “show” is everything and the McConnells and Schumers of that world are masters of the game.

On the other side, you have President Trump, perhaps the very best negotiator ever to sit in the Oval Office. He sees through clearly what is intended to swindle the rest of us.

I sold hundreds of cars at retail using this basic business tactic. Why did I use it? For the same reason more sophisticated variants are used in congress; it works!

So, WSF, what is your point?

We are at war with China, their version of the Soviet’s Cold War. COVID-19 is one weapon. Bribery and corruption is another. They may believe they can absorb the current economic blows better than the West can absorb the financial and social chaos caused by this “pandemic”.  Stealing the Presidential election is the last big push. Think of it as our Stalingrad.

This current COVID-19 Stimulus Bill shows how the negations work. I’m not smart enough, nor have access to the insider knowledge, to see what is there to toss out so what is wanted remains. Who will be the winners and who will be the losers (other than the public)? What further erosion of our civil liberties is buried in it (the devil is in the details)? My conclusion? We’re fucked.

Not only are we at war with China, we are living the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”.

As always, YMMV

On a personal note, will be touring the wild lands of the Nebraska Panhandle Monday and Tuesday on business. I’m hoping the weather is decent. From personal experience I know driving can be a challenge. For that reason Enterprise will be furnishing the vehicle (complete with damage waiver). While always the cheapskate, there are times spending a couple of hundred makes sense.


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Firearms Control


WARNING: Inappropriate Language Employed

 I dislike using the term “Gun” unless talking about a smoothbore. Since I’m in a tiny minority, in this blog “gun” will be used.

There are people who should not have guns because they have never bothered to learn safety, or have used them for illegal purposes, or both. Take this story for an example.

Every story like this one gives the anti-gun fanatics good arguments that we 2nd Amendment supporters have to refute, or ignore. Let us not delude ourselves. A subset of firearm owners own firearms because they believe their cocks are too short. Just as they don’t think they need any safety training, they probably don’t use condoms.

Is there any solution, or is it Darwinism?

NOTE: The US Army Basic Training cadre, circa 1963 had strong, negative reactions to the use of “Gun”. They had many different ways to impress upon the young soldiers their dislike of trainees using the term.

Saturday, December 19, 2020



Over at Daily Timewaster is a post on tanks in trouble.

It provoked a memory of some friends who had their new bulldozer paid for in full one summer by the US Forest Service.

They were doing various works and one Forest Ranger wanted them to move to a different location. It was early springtime and the place he wanted them to move required crossing a wetland. They declined, stating their bulldozer would get stuck.

After some heated negotiations, they agreed to attempt crossing but only after receiving a written work order that provided they would be paid their hourly rate if the bulldozer became stuck until it was unstuck. As in 24/7.

The USFS was able to extract the bulldozer that fall after the wetland dried out.

My friends didn’t say what happened to the Forest Ranger. My guess, showing that unique incompetency, he was on the promotion fast track.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

No Respect


Just in case my file hasn’t been updated recently, and my place next to the stove in the re-education camp not reserved, this post should take care of that. You have been warned.

Should you be in need of something to raise your blood pressure and disturb you equanimity, read this? Go ahead, more will be below.

We, the taxpayers, fund this.

Note the righteous certainty, of the people quoted, of their beliefs.

Anyone who might disagree is dismissed, their beliefs of no importance, and their very existence a hindrance, nay, threat to the world these people want. The very idea those in disagreement might, just might, have real and legitimate grievances doesn’t seem to enter their thoughts. Such utter arrogance!

An undertone in the article and remarks by those quoted is fear, fear of the right and the desire to neutralize the right.  I don’t know what they fear. Most people on the right are law abiding hard working people trying to raise families. They won’t do squat except squawk. 300,000,000 firearms just sitting threaten nobody.

What is needed by the right is George Soros level funding to create and sustain a core of professional organizers backed by on call lawyers. The professionals can then direct operations that sting and terrorize the left. Examples would include sabotage of infrastructures that benefit principally the deep state and associated parasites. Say the Washington D.C. beltway suburban communities. Silicon Valley. Martha’s Vineyard. Aspen. No electricity, no water? That will get their attention quickly.

Violence? Sniping the election officials and elected Secretary of State office holders around the country who took an oath to provide fair elections and violated their oaths. Wounding, not killing, as their actions don’t warrant the death penalty. They are soft targets. Look at what was accomplished in 2002 by two perps in what was called the D.C. Sniper attacks. Moreover, they picked random targets.

So, WSF, will you lead the charge? The answer is no, I’m of the “won’t do squat except squawk” coalition. My excuse? Age and finances. That hasn’t always been the case. My late ex-wife and I had a 5” thick FBI file (pre digital age) per her supervisor when she was hired to be a reader/aide for a blind woman in the Department of Education around 1990.

Her crime? Was the catalyst for a Congressman raising hell over the conditions and neglect  of miscreant airmen in “retraining barracks” at Lowry AFB circa 1965.

Mine? One of three veterans that started a college veteran’s organization taking the Veterans Administration to task over late payments and lost paperwork. We founders dropped out after leaving college but the ad hoc organization once had 3,000 members statewide in Colorado.

In later years the ex and I became founders and officers in the Seattle chapter of the National  Autism Association. The Education for All law in Washington State was drafted by three women on our dining room table and my ex worked three years to get it passed.  

We were minor, very minor, participants in the political scene.

All these activities put us on different shit lists, something we took pride in.

The above is meant to establish some creditable basis for my rants.

Back to my suggestions, the globalist funded leftist violence of recent years is, IMO, the reason for implementing them. As always, YMMV.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Coal Heat


A Facebook post I put up has gathered more responses than anything I’ve ever put up, much to my amazement.

Memory lane.

Listening to the furnace starting frequently on the cold night, I am grateful I live in a well built building and can afford my heat bill. Many are not so fortunate. I can remember keeping the thermostat just high enough to keep the plumbing from freezing and the kids wearing sweaters, and even coats, in the house. Hard times.


With over fifty first cousins and many old friends I find Facebook, for all the negatives, a way to keep in touch so I remain.


The other part of the Facebook experience I enjoy is posting things I know will piss off (P)regressives, including my (P)regressive relatives, under the heading of, “Stirring the pot”. Many come from memes taken from your blogs.


The header picture is a Stokermatic. As a teenager, my parents heated our house with one and my chores included servicing it. Five buckets of coal per day on average. My Dad bought the coal directly from a mine ten miles away and I had to unload the truck, one shovelful at a time, into the coal shed.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Mental Rambling


Recent days have found me traveling down mental paths I’ve rarely traveled. This isn’t something I’m trying to do. Rather, the memories come unbidden and are events from the past I haven’t thought about in years.

An example. Working at a Ford dealership along with some thirty other salespeople was a woman who hated me. Why I didn’t know, and didn’t care, as she was one of many who envied my success. One day my wife had brought me something and this woman cornered her and fed her several lies about my  actions with other women (which were strictly business – I was a faithful husband). My wife, rather than immediately confronting me, let these lies fester for weeks before bring them up with me. Why, thirty five years later, do I remember this in detail?

Another trip down memory lane is even older, a trivial event from my Army enlistment. No blood, guts, gore, or even danger and too boring to detail here. Yet, it moved through my mind for a couple of hours.

I haven’t felt like blogging or even commenting on other’s blogs. Please, no mistake, I read each and every one completely even to following links.

Current rants are on Facebook along with memes taken from other bloggers, especially LL. Most rants are just a few lines.

Two ideas about why I’m experiencing these memories have occurred to me.

The first is I’m angry beyond belief about the election and the direction the country is headed. What level is my responsibility for fucking up my grandchildren and great grandchildren’s future?

The second is my mind is putting my affairs in order. Much like I have wills and legal documents waiting for when I shuffle off, maybe there is a need for “mental estate” planning. Weird thought, no?

My health is generally good. Blood pressure is, if anything, on the low side. Under my primary care provider, I’m slowly eliminating or greatly decreasing prescription medications. I walk twice a day, weather permitting, and alcohol consumption is one 8 oz glass of red wine in the evening and 4 oz of Amaretto before bedtime. All my blood test results have my primary care Doc smiling.

So, am I getting ready to check out? I hope not, but I don’t fear it.

If you have come this far, please understand I’m not seeking sympathy. If anything, this is an apology for not being more engaging with other bloggers.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Telling It Like It Is

 Long read Facebook post by our county sheriff's department. 

COVID-19, Executive Orders and Law Enforcement: Part 1
Last week, we posed the question of what the word enforcement means to you with respect to a law enforcement agency’s authority over mask mandates issued in response to COVID-19.
We posed this question because we believe there’s a lot of bad information on both sides of the pandemic. And it’s only been compounded by the internet, social media, biased 24-hour news networks and some of our politicians who have placed personal agendas ahead of providing the best information available to the public.
We at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office believe public safety and public information go hand in hand. In order to have a safe public, we need to have an informed public.
In that spirit, we decided to launch a public education campaign about law enforcement’s various responsibilities in times of a health care emergency. To get started, we wanted to know as a baseline what you understand about our role in enforcing executive orders and, just importantly, what you think our role should be in enforcing mask mandates.
For this first post, we’re going to tackle the commonly held belief – according to your comments – that an executive order issued by the governor carries the same weight as a law introduced, debated and passed by the state legislature. Technically a mandate does carry the full weight of the law, but as with a lot of things in life – and certainly with this pandemic – there’s a gray area worth exploring.
Why is there a gray area? Because there are lots of types of laws. Colorado Revised Statutes encompasses 43 separate titles. The published volume is comprised of 26 books. We have water and property laws, building codes (aka laws), rules (aka laws) for judicial conduct, tax, corporate, industry and labor laws, laws governing use of agriculture, recreation and natural resources, juvenile law, the model traffic code and, of course, criminal law, to name a few.
So when our elected leaders, both here in Greeley all the way up to the governor’s office and his cabinet, offer blanket statements such as a “mandate has the full force of the law,” they’re not lying, but we have to ask ourselves what law are they talking about and who has the authority to enforce it?
If we go back to the governor’s first executive order mandating non-medical face coverings, Executive Order D 2020 039 issued on April 17, we will see on page two the governor authorized the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to issue an agency-specific order mandating non-medical face coverings.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s order, Public Health Order 20-24, is dated April 9 and encompasses 13 pages. If we turn to the last page, there is a subhead that defines enforcement of the public health order. It states:
“This order will be enforced by any appropriate legal means. Local authorities are encouraged to determine the best course of action to encourage maximum compliance. Failure to comply with this order could result in penalties including a fine of up to one thousand (1,000) dollars and imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year, pursuant to 25-1-114, C.R.S.”
The statement that the order will be enforced “by any appropriate legal means” is vague and can be confusing, but we’d like to highlight an important point. When noting possible penalties, the Public Health Order references Title 25 of Colorado Revised Statutes.
Title 25 deals specifically with laws pertaining to Public Health and Environment in the state of Colorado. In other words, per its own order, the enforcement authority over a mask mandate is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, as well as health departments at the county level.
Law enforcement agencies have no authority over laws stipulated in Title 25. It is intentionally outside the bounds of our authority.
Law enforcement is authorized to enforce, primarily, Title 18, the Criminal Code, and Title 42, the Traffic Code. We also have limited enforcement over certain laws in Title 19, the Juvenile Code, and Title 33, the statute defining laws for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
That’s it.
We don’t have the authority to issue you a fine if you build a shed that’s not to local building code. We can’t arrest you if you violate the water rights of a neighbor. And we certainly can’t levy fines or take away your freedom through incarceration if you don’t wear a mask because nowhere in Title 18 does it say you are breaking a criminal law by not wearing a mask.
But confusion about the enforceability of a mask mandate isn’t the public’s fault. The blame falls to our elected leaders.
Although the enforcement component of Public Health Order 20-24 is cited correctly, we have yet to hear the governor or anyone else in his cabinet articulate that enforcement of a public health order falls under the authority of the CDPHE and local health departments. That’s because they know most members of the public aren’t going to read an executive order or a public health order for themselves.
Most members of the public are going to seek their information from newspapers, local TV stations, radio, by watching press conferences or scrolling through social media. That allows our leaders to be intentionally vague about the enforcement of mask orders, which is a dis-service to you, John and Jane Q. Public.
Why are our leaders being vague about the enforceability of mask mandates? Because they want the masses to comply for a perceived greater good and they think you are more likely to wear a mask if you think you might face some criminal penalty if you don’t.
And quite frankly, it’s an effective strategy. When most people hear something is a “law” they naturally assume it’s enforced by “law enforcement.” In this specific example about mask mandates however, it’s simply not the case.
But with all that said, we’d like to close with another popular comment we received last week: Lead by example. Although this doesn’t address our question about enforcement, you still make a good point because as law enforcement officers our deputies are highly visible and are often viewed as leaders in the community.
And we think we’ve recognized that since the beginning of the pandemic as well. Sheriff Steve Reams has said throughout he objects in principle to the idea of forcing the public to wear masks, but has assured the governor in print and television news and in our own news releases and social media posts that he can expect our full compliance.
What that means is our deputies know the expectation is that they are wearing face masks when they are in an indoor public place or when they are interacting with the public. Our deputies on the patrol side have also been told to encourage voluntary compliance and to educate people about the possible adverse effects of COVID-19 whenever they encounter someone not wearing a mask. On the jail side, every deputy and inmate has been issued a face mask and they are always required to wear them when in community spaces.
We continue to comply with the mask mandate even though first responders are exempt, according to a revised and updated version of the mask mandate, Executive Order D 2020 138, issued on July 16.
We would like to thank everyone once again for responding to our question last week and participating in the conversation. If you don’t agree with anything we’ve said here, feel free to chime in.
Next week we’ll tackle another topic (it won’t be as long as this post).

The man runs a clean and efficient department. He stands tall in support of his people and is swift to fire those who deserve to be fired. That is why he will most likely stay in office until he is term limited out.

I find it refreshing that he enforces only those laws he has the authority to enforce. Rare, these days.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Blah, and More Blah.


Not much to say as my outrage box is overflowing to the point I’m numb.

Sort of a good news, bad news story.

Good news is that Emperor Polis was forced to back down. Bad news is that the case didn’t reach the Court and a permanent slap of all the (P)regressive assholes put in place.

I’ve yet to see anyone explain how our Emperor has statutory authority to do any of his antics. Thirty days declaration of martial law and calling out the National Guard is all he has, as I understand it.

Monday I had business in the South Park area (Fairplay, CO 9, Hwy 285). There was only 2’ or less snow cover when a normal year there would be 4-6’. Colorado winters in the mountains are judged by how many strands of wire on a four strand barbed wire fence are covered. Normal is three-four. Right now it isn’t even one. Downstream dependents on Colorado originated water best start preparing now for drought. Clear that vegetation (soon to be fire tinder) away from your structures.

I haven’t experienced a day like that in decades. There wasn’t even a wisp of a cloud in sight and the mountains stood out like an abstract painting. What local pilots call, "severe clear". Sorry, no pictures.

Swiped the header meme of a cousin’s Facebook posting. Seems accurate.

And finally, God Bless Texas! The lawsuit against the swing state election results may be our best (and last) hope to prevent a Harris/Biden debacle.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2020



No deterrence is truly a deterrence unless the opponent believe, at any point, the deterrence will be employed.

“We have over 300 million guns”, conservative yell. The Democrats don’t believe we will use them. Until they do, all that is so much dead money and space.

Since it is unlikely large numbers of Democrats will get shot anytime soon, perhaps we need to develop other tactics and strategies.

This isn’t original with me. Other bloggers and political writers have written far better dissertations than you will find on this blog.

May I suggest sabotage of the electric grid? Target the Chevy Chase type neighborhoods in the country, especially suburban Maryland and Virginia. Target, if able, only the upscale neighborhoods. How about the water systems?

You don’t even need many people; just those who already know what they are doing.

Then watch the shit hit the fan.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Muse Still AWOL

 Sent to me by a retired LEO.

ADDENDUM: A cousin's contribution on Facebook.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Mouse Story


Since my muse seems to be AWOL I stole a Facebook posting from an old friend (was in High School with her husband) who is a retired Elementary School Principal and a long time rancher. The slippers picture was stolen from Coffypot.

 Middle of the Night Musings: I firmly believe that you’re never too old to learn and this afternoon I learned a lot about the trunk of my car. First, my trunk is large enough to hold two people my size and vacuum. Second, when you're my age, my height, and have a knee which is occasionally obstinate, it's not as easy to escape from the trunk as people want you to believe. Three, if you're going to take our your spare, take pictures each step of the way so you can put it back together again.

For some 40 years, my car has never been kept in a garage and I've never had a problem with mice getting in my car. For some reason, maybe because of the long fall, I've suddenly had mice decide to move into the trunk of my car. For the last couple of days, I kept finding little nests in the trunk of my car and cleaning them out. Hadn't had any new little nests since I caught two in traps but yester I noticed that the faux fur headband I had set in the back window had a few tell tale signs around it. So Katie Bar the Door!!!. Out came the mask, the gloves, vacuum with car attachment, bleach wipes and Lysol spray. I Lysol sprayed the interior and the trunk and let it set for about an hour. Vacuumed everything in the interior and then popped the trunk. There was no sign of any mice activity there but I vacuumed it anyway. Though I saw a suspicious bulge which might have been a nest under the carpet way in the back of the trunk. I didn't want to break the cover for the spare tire so I pulled it out. There it was, my nice shiny spare and jack all nicely factory installed. I notice some grass seed in the folds of the felt pouch that held the jack, so I took unscrewed the piece that was holding it and set it on the ground. Then I spotted poking out one of the holes in the spare tire rim, a piece of the faux fur from my winter headband. I pulled it a little and out it came with some pink insulation from inside the garage wall. That's when I knew, I had to take out the spare tire. I unscrewed the piece kept the tire in place and pulled it out, and lifted the spare out of the trunk. The mice had filled the spare tire well with nesting material and grass seed. The cleaning frenzy was on with the vacuum and more bleach and Lysol. Once cleaned and triple sterilized, it was time to deal with that suspicious lump. The only problem was that my arms are in proportion with my body and were too short to reach and lift the carpet covering that lump. There was only one thing to do, put the vacuum into the trunk and climb in with it. When you're short, getting into the trunk of a full sized sedan where the front is closer to the ground than the back is like trying to get into the back of a 4-wheel drive pickup. You throw your front half in, wiggle your feet and pull with your hands until the legs and feet are in also. I am happy to report that the suspicious lump under the carpet was some sort of electrical connection and there was no sign of mice under the carpet. That is also when I realized that I would have to turn around and the vacuum was bigger than I thought and definitely hindered my ability to turn around. Did i mention that the vacuum was electric and had a 20 foot cord that I had to make sure I didn't get tangled in? I had to get the vacuum out of the trunk so I could maneuver myself into a position where I could pull myself out of the trunk. I rolled over on my back, gathered the cord and the vacuum and managed to lower the vacuum to the ground by the cord. I considered calling to JIm who was in the house for help but he was at an all day zoom meeting and besides, he was at the other end of the house and the house is so well insulated that you can't hear coyotes in the yard unless the window is open. Then I heard the tractor start out at the machine shed. It was Pat letting the diesel warm up before going feeding. I knew I could yell loud enough to be heard that far, but with an enclosed cab and the tractor running, I also knew I would not be heard. Then I heard the tractor leave. It was up to me to get myself out of this predicament. It took a lot of maneuvering, sort of like a dog circling before laying down , but eventually, I was seated parallel to the trunk opening. I braced myself with my left arm to the top of the trunk, hoping the lid wouldn't slam down on my hands, pulled myself up, threw my right leg over the edge followed by my left leg and rolled out of the trunk, landing on my feet. I now know that if I am ever kidnapped and put in a trunk that I can escape . . . if they give me a half hour or more. One piece of advice; if you ever enter that cavern called your trunk, take water, food, headlamp and your cell phone. Think I'll get a garage cat. Do you think a Bengal Tiger will do the job?

Friday, December 4, 2020


Copied off Facebook. 
Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table,
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.
Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has Then let him know
That you won't be done Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...
Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...'
When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax.
-Accounts Receivable Tax
-Building Permit Tax
-CDL license Tax
-Cigarette Tax
-Corporate Income Tax
-Dog License Tax
-Excise Taxes
-Federal Income Tax
-Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
-Fishing License Tax
-Food License Tax
-Fuel Permit Tax
-Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
-Gross Receipts Tax
-Hunting License Tax
-Inheritance Tax
-Inventory Tax
-IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
-Liquor Tax
-Luxury Taxes
-Marriage License Tax
-Medicare Tax
-Personal Property Tax
-Property Tax
-Real Estate Tax
-Service Charge Tax
-Social Security Tax
-Road Usage Tax
-Recreational Vehicle Tax
-Sales Tax
-School Tax
-State Income Tax
-State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
-Telephone Federal Excise Tax
-Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
-Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
-Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
-Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
-Telephone State and Local Tax
-Telephone Usage Charge Tax
-Utility Taxes
-Vehicle License Registration Tax
-Vehicle Sales Tax
-Watercraft Registration Tax
-Well Permit Tax
-Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!
BE AN AMERICAN!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

The part about prosperity, middle class, etc., ignores the economic reality of workers in heavy industries and mining, among others. Still, thought provoking.
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