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Joe Biden versus The Truth

I don't expect to change anyone's mind with this missive.  What I hope to do is to point out just what people are voting for when they vote for Biden.

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Nine-Eleven Opinion

On September 11th, 2001, the United States was attacked by an Islamic terrorist organization. There were four attacks, all of which were coordinated, three of which succeeded.  The attackers identified themselves as the Islamist terrorist group, al-Qaeda, hereafter referred to as cowardly Islamic trash.

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Neighbor Problems

My neighbors, who we'll call Mortimer and Persephone, are still having trouble with their next-door neighbor, Tyrone.  A few of you may remember Tyrone from an earlier post in 2018, Noisy Neighbor Problems.  If not, no worries.

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The Midnight Shooter

I don't know if I've mentioned this guy before or not, but he's at it again.  I've dubbed him The Midnight Shooter.  Last night around 1:30 AM he torched off 7 rounds - probably 8, as I was asleep and the first shot woke me up.  Anyway...

I decided to report the incident to the local cops (Columbus PD) and filled out a report online.  I don't expect it will do any good, one way or another, but there you have it.

I don't care if this man torches off a few rounds, I just wish he'd do it earlier.


Reddit Question: Should I or Shouldn't I?

What can I say?  I get bored easily, and so wade through the spam to find that one singularly important personal question that I'm sure I can answer correctly.  Here were have a young man who thinks he's trapped between Scylla and Charybdis, when he's really just horny as hell and doesn't know what to do about it.  Shades of Eros, what should I tell him?

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Election 2020 - What If?

Reading Breitbart for lack of anything better to do, I came across this little gem:

Maxine Waters: Use 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office

Given that Waters is nothing more than a sub-human hate machine, spewing her vitriolic slander anytime the commercial media is around to report it as news, I was tempted to skip the nauseating details were it not for one important fact - Maxine Waters just spilled the beans and confirmed what I've suspected for over a year.

From the article:

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COVID-19 and You!

I fat fingered the keyboard and found author Sarah Hoyt's blog, According to Hoyt.  Sarah's a bit busy right now Taking Over the World and Leaving It Ruthlessly Alone, but she was considerate enough to provide a link to this article, Covid – by Galaxy Jane.

From the article:
As a medical provider (PA-C with ten years of practice and a focus in Adult Primary Care and Occupational Medicine) who was recently the poster child for physically fit, middle-aged adult with zero co-morbidities hospitalized with a severe COVID-19 infection, I’ve been given an unusual perspective on the disease process from the inside with lots of good colleague conversation and education from the doctors, respiratory therapists, nurses and others that have been on the front lines of the pandemic during the course of my stay. I came out of it with a strong desire to counteract the constant media fear-mongering...
Read the rest for yourself, and don't forget to thank Sarah for posting this one.


RFI / Question on Concealed Carry

My carry pistol is a Ruger LCP II in .380 with iron sights only - I took a pass on the laser sight for personal reasons.  I use a sticky holster and carry in my right front pocket.

Question: Should I be carrying this with a round in the chamber?

If I somehow knew for certain sure that I'd never in all my life be in a rush to pull my gat and put lead in the air, then I'd say no - don't put one up the pipe.  Now, on the other hand, I kind of think I should have one in the chamber, ready to go.  The thing is, the LCP runs like a Glock.  The only safety is between my ears (stop laughin' you bums in the back!) and I'm a bit timid of somehow torching one off and doing myself a mischief.

What do you guys think?


Things I Do NOT Understand

Starting with COVID-19 and the homeless population and running right through the coin shortage.  The usual warnings and standards apply.

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Quora Question: How can I surreptitiously signal...

I saw this one and couldn't resist.  I don't think my answer will get many up votes, nor will it last long.  But I might be wrong.  Keep reading to see some nameless fathead's question and my somewhat curmudgeonly response.

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Wedding Pix

You've seen one, and you think you've seen 'em all.  You haven't.  Believe me, you haven't.

Last Friday I climbed into the shotgun seat of Big Mike's new Jeep and headed northeast for a twelve hour drive.  I'm not what I used to be, and it isn't the age - it's the mileage.  We rolled into chez Shotgun Bob before midnight.  The wedding being scheduled for the next day, we failed to tie one on.

The ceremony was scheduled for 2:00 PM, which translates into three and change.  Big Mike and I got seats where we could sit.  Then the groom showed up and the groom's men (groomsmen?) struggled in.  Below is a picture that says it all about the assemblage.

Typical Guest
The above photo could accurately be referred to as a harbinger of the things to come.

The dinner was great.  The chef (I gather it was the groom's brother) did a magnificent job with the barbecue grill, but the truly outstanding dish was the barbecue chicken.  Seasoned and marinated just right, tender and juicy, it was a direct opposite of chicken that I usually find at any dinner event.

After dinner Big Mike and I repaired to the bar, where Mike made a few painkiller cocktails.  They were delicious, but you don't dare drink one when you're thirsty.  The drawback?  Click to keep reading, but brace yourself.

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Times is Hard

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to write these days.  Between the fatally wounded economy, the continuing promises of COVID-19 deaths that just aren't happening, and the alphabet soup of hate groups predicting a violent response should President Trump be elected to a second term - we're living in interesting times.

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Happy Independence Day!

The United States is a nation with a colorful history, a predominant color being red.  We celebrate this on Independence Day, but today I'm wondering what I have to celebrate.

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We are The Government...

...and We do not take kindly to being fooled with.  Especially this fool, who has found a way to activate the stupid air raid siren that is normally used for testing and tornado pre-warning warnings - if there is such a thing, and I'm living proof that there is.

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The Stupidity Bar Has Been Raised

Today I was minding my own business, when I found this little gem:

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RFI: Shooting, With One at Room Temperature

Request For Information: Shooting!

By now everyone who isn't a hermit in Alaska, which I wish I was, has heard about the shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have a few questions about the shooting and the fallout.

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Fallout News and Predictions

I like to read UNZ every so often, mainly because they'll publish factual news you can't find anywhere else, and Fred Reed is the outstanding Op-Ed star.

I like Fred.

Fred didn't write the article I'm going to refer to below the fold, but he'll likely have something to say about it.

I'm not going to bother with the standard content warning - why bother?  I think I scared all the moonbats away years ago.

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Riots and Fallout

The recent racial heat is still going strong, and we have yet to build a US Embassy or meet with the official ambassador from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area (country?), AKA Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, AKA Free Capitol Hill area.  But no matter, as somehow or another the world keeps spinning.

Rant follows.  Usual disclaimers about thin skinned moonbats and trigger happy SJWs apply.

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How Bad Is It?

We, in the good old U.S. of A., have got COVID-19, a severely damaged economy, protests and riots over police brutality, and commercial media throwing gasoline on the fire.  How much worse can it get?

Well, I'll tell you - but the standard disclaimer applies.

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Police and Funding

I don't see an end to the George Floyd fallout.  Derek Chauvin, (who took a knee), Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng are now ex-cops and have been charged by the persecuting attorney.  Given the results of the toxicology screen, I'm betting they all get a walk.  What won't happen is what the BLM, NBP, BAJI, COC, MBL, NAACP, etc. et al. actually want, which is a public drawing and quartering for Derek Chauvin, and a public flogging followed by a hanging for the other three.

Now the various MENSA rejects and fatheads are demanding that select city police departments be defunded, and remade in a kinder, more sensitive department.

Clue bat: This isn't going to produce the desired result.

Keep reading for an opinionated, politically incorrect and insensitive rant.

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Current Idiocy: NYPD, Sweden and COVID-19

Part opinion, part rant, part fact.  You decide.

No moonbats, SJWs, or Progressives allowed.  You might leave a comment and I just don't have the patience right now.

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Protesters and Pepper Spray

Here in Columbus we now have a curfew.  Starting last night (Saturday, 5/30/20) at 10:00 PM and ending the next morning at 6:00 AM, no one is allowed to peacefully assemble for the purposes of political protest (or any other reason, because every time you get unsupervised youth congregating in a group without a clear purpose, you get destruction of private property and various other crimes)...

Can everyone see where I'm going with this?

I hope so.  Keep reading for some good news about the riots in Columbus last night.  As usual, those who object to free speech, politically incorrect statements, white privilege, black privilege... whatever.  Read at your own risk.

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George Floyd Fallout

By now I'm assuming that everyone who might be reading this hound knows who George Floyd was and how he died - or was murdered, or simply cashed in his chips.  If not, follow this link and scroll down a way: Fox News Link, or read the summary.

In summary, George Floyd got busted when some nameless employee at a grocery store dropped a dime on him.  He-she-or-it told the cops that Floyd was passing funny money in the form of counterfeit twenties. Four cops showed up:

Derek Chauvin, who put the cuffs on Floyd, threw him to the ground, and then put his knee on Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing - and pretty much everything else. Chauvin was assisted by Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng.  The whole thing with the knee on the neck was recorded on video by an innocent bystander, then released into the wild.

All four cops are now ex-cops, having been fired.

George Floyd died on Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) around 8:30 PM at a local hospital, but for my money he was probably already dead before they loaded into the meat wagon.  On Tuesday, the four officers involved were fired.  As of today, Derek Chauvin has been arrested.  We'll see what he's charged with.

Now for the point of this wildfire.

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Mother-In-Law Joke

I can't remember where I got this, but I thought it was good enough to steal and reprint without permission or credit to the publisher.  Whoever it is - thanks!

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I don't know just who started this particular meme, but here's my every day carry, AKA EDC. At least, that's what I suppose EDC stands for.

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