A Vignette: Conversation between two strangers

Moving to a new state soon, I am buying a lot of stuff for the new home while I reside in Oregon, to take advantage of the lack of a sales tax. Some of it is bulky and heavy and requires an actual freight company to deliver it.

Friday I waited for the truck with the grandchildrens bunk beds to arrive. I sat on our porch, drinking my BRCC coffee in my BRCC mug to catch the crew before they unloaded. I needed them to drive to the street below where my garage is, in order for me to assemble it there for moving day.... [Read More]

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Decompressing…and a Volcano

In these times of frenzy, whimsey and complete lack of serious thought by our betters, a serious person who takes responsibility and soldiers on despite regret for being so stupid in such an age, must decompress now and then.

The Red Headed Irish Wisecracker and I paid a visit to the northern grandchildren last weekend, and decided to do a minimum vacation on the drive home. We drove the circuit at Mount Rainer National Park , stayed at a friendly motel off the interstate and then paid a long overdue visit to Mount Saint Helens.... [Read More]

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Gloves Are Coming Off

The reaction to POTUS going on the offensive against his enemies has been predictable. (Note: I use the word “enemies” as the Democrats, Media, Globalist Donors and the embedded Deep State long ago gave up any pretense of being ‘the loyal opposition”)

The “Mueller” report hearings had their effect, they turned the tide from defense to offense. (If someone tells me their theory is that Mueller got a deal from Barr that if he made himself to be a doddering old fool in public , he would keep his freedom and get a get out of jail free card, I would not dispute it. It was a great performance. If Alec Guinness was alive, he could take the role)... [Read More]

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Mueller Hearings- A Theory

I usually look at any organization as a business. It works for me, as cash flow drives all organizations’ behavior. If they have aberrant behavior, it drives them to extinction.

Political parties are vote harvesting enterprises. They operate the machinery of getting votes to deliver officeholders who can use influence.... [Read More]

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The Divide Defined, version 1.06

As the rancor rules and the sound and fury signifies the usual air time fill, the lines of the American Divide unfold.

The Traditionals , old school Americans, value deeds, actions and results. We went to the moon, we ended slavery, we beat the Nazis, we cured polio, we produced jobs, wealth, assets for the future and prosperity. America stirs positive emotions in this group.... [Read More]

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The Most Dangerous Democrat

The media and the pundit punks are longing for the old way of politics, the old framework. They enjoy the new way, but only so they can throw rocks from the sidelines at the other side.

Many are beginning to realize they really suck at rock throwing, (in my old neighborhood the phrase was ‘throws like a ….”). Their readers discovered that long ago.... [Read More]

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Another Theory of Everything , version 0.7

One reason our swamp elite punditry and the traditional parties struggle with the environment the AGE of TRUMP has created is they operate within the traditional framework. It is understandable, they own the framework, having paid off the mortgage and are comfortable in the ruleset they have mastered.

Having started my career in the prehistoric days of IT, I observed a lot about the issues with changing a framework humans inhabit , in my case the workplaces of thousands of employees of large corporations. Most projects failed due to complete misapplication of the change because the IT folks missed understanding the framework entirely, rarely on technical failures. At best, early efforts mimicked the existing way of doing things. ... [Read More]

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You Dasn’t Call Me Johnson….

Nazi
Hitler
Dictator
Racist
Misogynist
Not fit for office
Stupid
Ignorant
Psychopath
Incestuous Parent
Traitor
Collaborator
Russian spy
Sexual Predator

The above is a short list of what the Democratic party members and their bosses in the media have called our President since 2015.... [Read More]

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Putting Your Phone to Work For You

I listen to a lot of bemoaning of technology today, most focusing on phones. Yes, they can entice bad habit behavior, like cigarettes used to , along with television and government subsidies. This is a bit of thought on the positive aspects of this technology. It all started with a Ratburger comment….

(Hypatia made a comment on the “Things that used to be true” post that got me thinking. I started a reply, but it got way too verbose and was distinctly off thread of conversation, so here it is:)... [Read More]

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