South of the Topic of Infoporn, the Fever Continues

It is fun watching the narrative flow of the opposition. The speed with which they drop topics that just hours ago were of earth shattering import is amazing.

Stop and ask yourself what happened to “

The “Blue Wave”
The inevitable impeachment
The Porn star destruction of the President
The disastrous trade war
The daily racism of POTUS

We are now back to all hope going to the Mueller team and the martyrdom of John Brennan, who presided over Khobar Towers, the Iraq WMD , the Iran deal , the Benghazi Massacre plus the “Arab Spring”.
Morning Joe is now back to “POTUS is mentally unstable” based on his wide experience in promoting mental illness.

They have shot their ammo and it bounced off.

Expect the desperation to escalate.


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Curmudgeon Musings on A Milestone Task

We began a key milestone task this weekend. We started to narrow down where we will buy our last residence.

I know the usual key criteria but they all fall by the wayside:
1. Overlapping fields of fire
2. High ground
3. Good location when Yellowstone blows, or the Cascadia fault goes, or Mt St Helens does a repeat
4. Water supply
5. Ability to hinder access by explosives when the starving urban mobs roam the countryside.

So we settled on the really important criteria:
1. No Income tax at the State level
2. Single level house- the knees , hips and ligaments have seen better days and stairs are the enemy.
3. Must have three bedrooms so one can house the office and gym
4. Must have AC and Internet, the two elements of an advanced society.
5. Must be reasonable distance from grandchildren and children.

It is a bittersweet task as we drove the ever shrinking zone of opportunity. It is the reality of time shrinking as we go along our usual paths, day by day.

I am exploring the various financing , including a reverse mortgage. I do so love the idea of a bank forced to wait until the last one of us kicks off to get their money back.

I do figure I can make a case to St Peter that “I need five more years so I can really piss of my banker”. He might go for it.

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10 4 Good Buddy, Signs And Portents Ahead

If you want a big rig truck for your business, or just to show off at the drive thru, you have to wait until April of 2019. There are orders for 450,000 rigs placed now, a 14 year record.

Sundance covers this in some more depth
Sundance on Trucking MAGA

If you want a sign of enduring economic activity, I suggest this one is a bit more convincing than a blow dried ‘journalist” who has never run anything but his or her mouth off.

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The Matchup

I made the mistake of watching Rick Wilson hawk his new book while the TV was on in the background.

It was some treatise on “Everything Trump touches dies” and the Fox narrator was enjoying asking him over an over again for actual , you know.. factual examples of things that died.

Old Rick was like a Star Trek computer being talked into a logical loop by Captain Kirk.

It made me consider just how our less than useful but well connected and credentialed elites have had a Versailles like reality built for them by wealthy donors. America has allowed a aristocracy of sorts to play shadow games for several decades now, dealing in image and policy and law while ignoring the producing parts of society, making them become subservient.

These fops know nothing about building, inventing, serving and defending. They do not respect dirty work, work that heals people, repairs and makes assets, builds new things , feeds families and teaches the next generation of citizens.

We are watching the clash of worlds, Versailles versus the skilled and armed rabble.

We need to have a world where a Rick Wilson has to learn a real skill to make a living.

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A Hardening of Views

At times I despair of the divide we are facing, between makers and takers, workers and slackers, thinking versus feelings, pride and self hate.

As the threat of populist control stays viable, the other side is lashing out, firing all their guns at once and exploding into space.

They think we were not supposed to happen and are an aberration to be wiped out so their order will return.

I do believe our side is hardening their view of them to match.

Trust in Government Departments is collapsing, News Media is collapsing and traditional entertainment is collapsing. Academia is pricing itself into irrelevancy.

The Status Will Never Return To Quo.

As the opposition fights on, the schism will grow and the society will split. Only one side can win.

I do not see a concept of quarter remaining.


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A Scared New World

At the beginning of the 20th century, the world saw the collapse of long established orders. By the end of WW1, we saw the collapse of

1. Monarchies
2. Colonialism
3. Europe as a focal point
4. Communication delays and isolation

In 2018, a century after the armistice, we are also seeing the collapse of long established orders

My List:

1. Elitist Inbreeding in Leadership
2. Mass Media
3. The West as a Focal Point
4. Public Education Model of Levels and degrees
5. Collapse of the Gatekeepers

What is your list? What is your take on the ground shifting beneath our feet?


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