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Joe’s Comment – I have never been a confident “think on your feet” person when it comes to social grace.  There is a program that runs in my head that makes me speak my version of truth before I think the situation through.
Upon reflection, a punch in the face might not be strong enough medicine.
Perhaps duct tape across the pie hole would serve.

 

The Tide Turns
Joe and I were alive during the presidential bid and final success of Ronald Regan.
Like most unthinking non-political busy workers raising a family, we followed the “main stream media” coverage and demonized Mr. Regan.
By the end of the ’80’s we were staunch advocates of his policy assessment of the Russian politburo –

Joe and I have learned a thing (or two) since then, and are happy to share with all y’all.  Dovery no provorey.
Give a little.  Prove a lot.  Make a judgement.  Rinse and repeat.
Donald J. Trump (for the infinite iteration) was not Joe’s or my first or second choice.  Then again, Baryuck Obarnyard wasn’t a choice at all or ever.
After every election, Joe and I are guilty of the same adage tumbling over our tongue and off our lips – let’s see what they do before we condemn them to eternal scorn and condemnation.
It is now late September 2018.
Donald Trump has held the office of POTUS for close to 1 year 9 months.
What has he accomplished?
How is the general public reacting?
What say the pundits and sages and financial wizards?
This link is to an article in the Financial Post written by Lawrence Solomon.  Mr. Solomon argues that contrary to MSM hysteria, President Trump is NOT unpredictable.  Indeed, he states that there has never been a president more predictable, more steadfast, more constant than Donald J. Trump.
These are more than fighting words to the left / progressive mobs who have not accepted the election results of 2016.  Indeed, the left is frothing at the mouth in a tormented rage of disbelief.  Their extremist adherents act this out daily.
A few quotes to whet your appetite to read the article –
…..”Trump’s predictability can best be seen by his formal record in keeping promises. By the end of his first year, according to the Heritage Foundation, he had kept a stunning 64 per cent of the 334 promises made in his Mandate for Leadership pledge. Criticize him for his policies or his personality or his hair — that would be defensible. Criticize him for being unhinged and unpredictable in executing his policies and you’re the one who needs a checkup.
…..Trump’s critics mistake his tactics, which are short-term and subject to change, for his strategy — getting to the long-term deals that he’s after. He’ll threaten a country with tariffs, then zig with an offer to negotiate, then zag by threatening it with doubled tariffs, all with the ultimate end in mind. Or he’ll publicly browbeat his military allies, threatening to end treaties, and using trade relations as leverage, to convince them to contribute more to their own defence, and to the common defence of the free world. These tactics may be diplomatic no-nos, but they succeeded, and in short order, in contrast to the decades of failure endured by Trump’s White House predecessors. If it’s unpresidential to keep America safe and return it to prosperity, America can use more unpresidents.”
The presidency of Donald Trump is a lesson for all to see.
What Joe and I see is the following:
–  He is totally self funded and beholden to none other than “We the People” by choice
–  He believes the American worker and American citizen can compete with anyone anywhere anyhow in the world.  Period.
–  He loves his country.
What Joe and I wish is we could have such leadership in Canada, for in the real world there are leaders and there are sheep followers.
A pox on the bureaucracy.
A curse on the shadow government.
A hex on the deep state.
Joe and I side with the individual, the person, the citizen.
Fuck the state.
(Said like a true non-theoretical Libertarian!)

 

Greater Male Variability Hypothesis (GMVH)
Very interesting theory that attempts to explain why there are more male geniuses and more male idiots than female of either extreme.
Joe and I say it’s hard to disagree.
The number of prison inmates and loony bin captives supports the theory:

 

OK!
This is an interesting short vignette about the origin of the expression “OK”.  Joe and I think it is an okay explanation, and we accept it:

 

The Carnivorous Human
Joe and I continue our carnivorous diet.
The weight loss continues, but ever so slowly (beer factor & our incredible efficiency metabolizing carbs…. OK, and the number of beers consumed, too).
Mood is stable and consistent.
We have been scouring the Internet for information……
The following presentation by Amber O’Hearn is chock full of interesting data about the human digestive mechanism.
Velly interesting:

Another interesting video about the carnivore diet, questioning how complete a nutritional source is meat, is all meat equal, what about fiber, and other mysteries of the gastrointestinal miracle:

 

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Joe’s Comment – Gotta love the humor of Gennadi Ouzounian.  Even the name of his website “jean ouzounian and his super secret blog” cracks me up.  His byline says super unimportant stuff.  I couldn’t pick a favorite so here are two excellent examples.

 

The Religion of Peace™
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a hero.  Or heroine.  Pick your choose you feminist bastards.
Joe and I would love to meet this brave and fearless woman.
Her path in life has brought her from being a “true believer” in the heart of mid East Muslim life to a life as an independent free woman, living in the United States.
If this woman doesn’t know what she is talking about, there are no “experts”.
Period.
This Prager University video may or may not be permitted by YoubeTube – who knows how much repression is in their future:

 

British Nincompoops
Tommy Robinson is an English hero.
The country that gave us “English Common Law”, the foundation of law in the UK, Canada, Australia, the United States has foundered.  And floundered.
The courts have handled Tommy Robinson’s “transgressions” abominably.
In their (whomever was representing the Crown) haste to disappear him, Tommy’s legal rights were ignored and transgressed.
During his struggle to be freed, Ezra Levant of Rebel Media was helpful.  Ezra started a crowd funding drive that helped provide legal aide to Mr. Robinson.
This interview of Tommy by Ezra is recent.  Mr. Robinson still faces legal repercussions that will be addressed by the Crown in the near future:

 

Sheila Gunn Reid
Ms. Reid continues to delve into the details and facts about Canada’s Syrian “refugee” program.
Very sobering information.
If Canada just has to extend this mercy to Syrian “refugees”, where (oh where?) in the wide wide world of Muslim sports are the Christian and Jewish refugees?
(The U.N. camps are closed to non-Muslim “refugees”).
How do border crashers become “refugees”?
(These “refugees” illegally crossed into Quebec from New York).
Why would you try to hide the costs of this jumping the shark idiocy of Chief Rainbow Socks and his merry band of morons?
Jesus H. Christ…..
Why is our military embarrassingly underfunded while we piss away tax dollars to virtue signal how virtuous pristine and holy the Trudeau cabal behaves?
How much more incompetence is required to prove Mr. Dress-Up & Co. are not up to the job of running this country?
Joe says his diet and years of drinking beer haven’t caused diarrhea or hemorrhoids or bloody stools even once.
Another 4 years of this child-King will give Joe bowel cancer:

According to this video, large numbers of these “refugees” were happy where they were.  They are, as Mongo so concisely stated, “only pawn in game of life”:

Alas, Joe thinks that the only game the Turdeau Gang is capable of is “we hate Trump” as a sub-set of the larger “we are better than Americans” bored (pun) game.  Joe is well passed bored bordering on alarm.
We realize that half of Canadians are below average in intelligence (if you don’t understand this, you may not qualify for Mensa).
How come more than half of voters act like they are below average in intelligence?
The world is full of mystery…..

 

Patrick Moore
This man is a Canadian hero.
He is not a “one trick pony”.
His broad view of 500 million years of earth’s existence in today’s reality has a resounding validity.
This link is to a conversation between Patrick Moore and Grégoire Canlorbe dated March 13, 2018.  A quote from the article:
“I was reading Richard Lindzen saying this morning, that the temperature has risen by a 1°C approximately in a last 150 years. During that time, every single measure of human welfare has improved, including environmental quality, especially in the wealthy countries, where we can afford to build the technology to clean the air in the smokestacks from the coal plants, and in our exhaust from our cars. These days what comes out of the exhaust of a car is almost all water and carbon dioxide, both of which are essential to life. So what I like to say, most people gasp at this, the fact is fossil fuel, coal, petroleum, natural gas are 100% organic, as in the scientific meaning of organic. Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon, in other words, the chemistry of life and all the fossil fuels are made from life, so they’re 100% organic. They were made 100% with solar energy. That was the only energy input.”
Patrick Moore speaks truth to fiction.
A rational man is wonderful to find.
Well worth the read.

 

Charlie Kirk
The organization TPUSA (Turning Point USA) is the brainchild of Charlie Kirk.
This conservative 24 year old is well spoken and thoroughly versed in the conservative / Libertarian mind-set of freedom for the individual and free trade for commerce.
This video is a tour de force of current conservative inspiration:

 

Bill C75
Oh! Canada!
The more Joe and I study the American Republic and the founding documents that frame their constitution, the more we realize how weak and vulnerable the Canadian approach to governance can be in comparison.
A new bill proposed by the Liberal government, Bill C75, makes changes to the criminal code of Canada.
An opinion of Bill C75 written by MP Ted Falk (Conservative – Manitoba) warns against weakening the criminal law in Canada and cautions about the motivation behind the bill.
Another opinion from Pamela Geller’s website Geller Report suggests these changes pave the way for Sharia law in Canada.
Corrections / adjustments / refinements to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, The Supreme Court Act and another nine legislative fields are the target of the bill.
A quick Google or Duck Duck Go search (maybe you use Bing?) brings you dozens of opinions about C75: good, bad, ugly, and every possible in-between.
We found this article from Robichaud’s Criminal Defense Litigation informative.
Joe and I are (theoretical) libertarians.  We are not (shudder!) lawyers.  We have never had a migraine headache, but if we had to wade through 300 pages of legalese to understand this bill for sure we’d have the mother of all migraines.
We side with Shakespeare re: attorneys and their litigious profession.
We, in our “perfect world”, don’t want any government, and certainly no laws, lawyers, or an armed organ of the state to enforce the laws.
Let us explain.
In our perfect world, everyone minds their own damn business and keeps out of the business of others.  Furthermore, everyone’s business focuses on activities which lead toward a better life for the individual with no penalty to the “common good”, i.e. betterment not at the cost of the general public, neither financial, environmental, wellness, or freedom.  (A tall order for 7.5 billion souls).
Joe and I argue that to exist in our perfect world would speak volumes about a certain homogeneity in people: that they would be motivated by good, not evil intention.  Which begs the question what does “good” mean……
The body of law in any western country is vast.
Joe and I caution: any law written not for the “smallest minority” (i.e. the individual) is fraught with peril, for this is pandering to the needs of a group, not an individual.

 

Pat Condell
A most erudite rant from an excellent ranter:

 

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Joe’s Comment – Nothing to say except I’ve got first hand experience…..

 

Joe and Feminism
The idea of women and men being “equal” sounds wonderful until you start examining the meaning.
What, for instance, does “equal” mean?
For instance, equal opportunity sounds like a foundational assumption.  Of course men and women deserve and have equal opportunity.
If the opportunists are equal, perhaps the outcome will be satisfactory (equal)…. yes?
Until biology presents it’s factual and embarrassing (for equality) truths.  In general; women cannot compete in upper body strength.  Men cannot compete in endurance.  Women cannot compete in aggression.  Men cannot create babies.  Use your imagination – there are an infinite number of gradients of difference in equality.
Let’s try equal in the eyes of the law. It sounds good, but is not circumspect.
Murder is murder, theft is theft, but aborting a viable human soul, what is that but murder and theft.  Something men cannot do.  They are involved not committed.
Joe and I feel that a man and a woman are two parts of a whole.
Each brings special talents and abilities to the union, if you should be so lucky (as a man) to have a partner.
The following presentation from Steven Pinker examines the biological differences of the two predominant biological genders of humanity – men and women.  It is from a joint presentation with Elizabeth Spelke in 2005 that arose out of turmoil surrounding comments made by Lawrence Summers, then the president of Harvard University.  At the time, Mr. Summers speculated about the root cause(s) of the gender difference in enrollment to STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), for men far outnumber women in these fields.  He was forced to resign (the reaction to his musings especially infuriated the faculty of Fine Arts and Sciences).
This video is a portion of the joint presentation by Steven Pinker (that’s racist and sexist and chauvinist Joe!).  To see the entire presentation click here.  The title of the full presentation is “The Science of Gender and Science | Mind Brain Behavior Discussion”:

 

Intellectual Froglegs
Once again, Joe Dan Gorman tells it like it is…..

 

Joe’s Garage
We are in the 7th week of our “carnivore diet”.
Total weight loss so far is close to 35 pounds.
It is a strange feeling to not feel hungry.
Every once in a while we get a craving for verboten edible delights, but all in all, we don’t miss much anymore.
Joe has come up with a few basic recipes that keep us interested in eating twice a day.  Meat with eggs.  Meat without eggs.  Bacon and eggs, or not.  Cheese with or without the aforementioned.
In the first month we indulged occasionally (on “cheat day” – Saturday) by visiting a fast food franchise to sample the biggest fattest burger on the menu.  That has gone by the by – we like our cooking!
We eat pork and chicken too, but the opportunity to eat all the beef we want for the sake of our “official” diet is still a thrill.
Total $$$ outlay is about the same.
We haven’t collected enough data to define a “dollars per calorie” table or to equate carbohydrate foods, fruits, and vegetables in comparison to meat.  Our monthly food bill remains stable.
The biggest handicap Joe and I carry into this diet is our love of beer.
We expect to be beer free by the end of September.
Our craving can be summed up as follows –

Joe says the yellow wedge is guilt.
So far it is less than 25%.

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