Sunday Rant – 1118


Joe’s Comment – This Spring (3 days away) is progressing well within the Bell curve of standard Spring weather in Vernon.
Unfortunately, Dave and I are not so “normal”.  This week has seen a number of “ham sandwich” events in our behaviour.  On Sunday, we walked all the way from the truck to our bedroom to get the keys to the truck.  The keys were in our pocket already – we couldn’t find them in the bedroom.  On Tuesday we had to come back into the house four times to make sure we had the list, the right keys, the “turtle eggs” (Scotch mints), and Rourke’s back pack.  We should have come back five times, because we forgot the “leprechaun trap” materials Rourke needed for school.  We have misplaced our cell phone again……
This means projects will take much longer to complete due to the “dreamed” status of each.  How much farther to dementia?  Can you make a list if you have dementia?  If so, how do you know you’ve completed a list item?
This getting old has challenges….

Intellectual Froglegs
Joe Dan Gorman is back on track with new hardware, new funding, and the same old most excellent attitude:

Pat Condell
Mr. Condell’s message to feminists all  over the Western World.  This was delivered on International Women’s Day (8th March).
Joe and I wonder mightily where the voice of feminism is regarding the moral melt down in Islamic society:

Lauren Southern
Joe and I have seen and appreciate Ms. Southern’s journalist work.
Level headed and detail oriented, her presentations / documentaries are replete with facts, figures, data, and the point of view of a fearless seeker of the truth.
She is a Canadian citizen with no criminal record.
Last week she was detained in Calais FR on her way to the UK to interview Tommy Robinson and work on a few projects.  She was denied entry to Britain!
The charge?  Racism, inciting hate speech.  The actual document denying her entry is shown in the videos below.
Here is Lauren being interviewed by Tommy Robinson regarding this travesty.  Tommy had to travel to Calais FR in order to hear her story:

Get this straight.  Lauren Southern, a Canadian citizen, with a job and career, with no criminal record, is now denied entry to a Commonwealth country, the United Kingdom.
Let that sink in for a minute.
The same country which has allowed ISIS fighters to repatriate.
The same country which has the shame of government covering up the “grooming gangs” action of forcing into prostitution thousands of young English women in places named Peterborough, Newcastle, Rotherham, Telford, Roshdale, and others.
The same country that acclaims free speech – the home of “Speakers Corner” – a 150 year old tradition (1866) in Hyde Park, London.
This is the country which, under Winston Churchill’s sterling leadership, withheld the full force of Nazi Germany’s war machine for over a year all alone.
Below Paul Joseph Watson offers his ascorbic comments:

A European Parliament panel discussion about this abhorrent action against a Commonwealth citizen below (from Lauren’s YoubeTube site).  This is an outrageous action.  Sharia Law in Britain?  Bet your ass.  Time the whirlwind of the just touch down in the West:

Lauren’s detainment lasted 6 hours.  She was denied entry under the Tony Blair terrorism legislation – Schedule 7.  The charge was racism!  Even Joe knows that Islam is not a race.  Here is an example of the unabridged Lauren Southern:

Two other persons, Brittany Pettibone (American) and Martin Sellner (Austrian) in a not related incident, were also attempting to enter the UK.  Martin to speak at Speakers Corner, and Brittany to interview Tommy Robinson.  They were detained for 3 DAYS before being released.
This is absolute bull shit.  The two of them are journalists, pundits, and politically active on the conservative side of the ledger.  Neither has a criminal record.  Gavin McInnes interviews them both with his irreverent and humorous style in the following video:

The foundation of Western “democracy” is being shaken.  This will not stand.  Joe and I will resist.  Our heart and mind is with the English citizens who are being steam rolled by a political sickness that denies their heritage, strips their natural rights, and suppresses their freedom to speak and assemble.  This must not stand…
Rule Britannia!!

St. Patrick’s Day
The beer wasn’t green, but the appetizer was….
The whiskey washed it all down.
Some fine modern Irish music from “Flogging Molly”:

A couple more from the “Dropkick Murphys”:

From “The Killdares”:

Patty Gurdy playing her hurdy gurdy:

Some traditional Irish drinking songs from Dolan’s Pub in Limerick, Ireland:

Joe and I have a love of Ireland and the Irish people.  A great day for the Irish!
What about St. Gertrude of Helfta?

Her day is also March 17.
She is the patron saint of cats.
Joe says to put in a cat video.
Who am I to argue?

Joe’s Garage
This year we received a lot of snow late – in February especially.
Could have used this man’s home-made snow blower.
Power by big block Chevrolet:

And for those cross country jaunts, what better deep snow vehicle than a Cummins powered ’67 Ford truck?  The answer is (of course) nothing better!:

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Sunday Rant – 1018


Joe’s Comment – Sargent Rock was our childhood hero.  This week’s rant is fraught with man’s inhumanity to man.  The Rock will fix things if the words and kumbaya can’t.  As I used to say to my employees – do your best to resolve your issues among yourselves, for you will not like my solution should you bring your problem to me.

Word o’ the Week
Ergophobia: noun – an abnormal fear of work; an aversion to work.
Ergasiophobia: noun – a fear of work of any kind.
Great words to go with the men of the week – Joe and me!

Spring Is Sprunging
J & I are excited.
We smell the green.  Sun, lovely sun.  Vitamin D production waaay up!
Time to celebrate!
Boyos and Goyles celebrating life, the hope Spring human breast thingy (apology to A. Pope for garbling the message):

We wrote the above on Tuesday.  Lovely prelude to a Spring day!

On Wednesday and Thursday and Friday it snowed another 4 to 6 inches.
February is such a pissy poor sport. March aides and abets:

Chief Rainbow Socks has made quite an impression in India.
Joe and I couldn’t craft a better batch of vitriol than that penned by Ajit Datta.
Thanks & hat tip to Jim and Grace C. –


Mindful of the words of Charles Krauthammer regarding the affect and effect of politics on society at large, from the introduction of his book “Things Which Matter”, a quote of same can be read in Sunday Rant – 0717.  The fact that the joys of life, those things which matter, are subordinate to the political wind.  Look no further than the horrors of the 20th Century, and in this brave new century the examples of North Korea and every Muslim shithole in Africa.  The Founding Fathers of the US of A stated it poetically and elegantly in the Declaration as examples of natural rights being life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A free society is a productive and joyful society.
Since Christmas in Tehran more than 30 women have been arrested for removing their head scarf in public.  One woman has been sent to jail for 2 years.
The charge?  “Encouraging moral corruption”.
Joe can’t believe it is so.
A fucking head scarf?
Joe says what if the woman in question was carrying a bag in each hand and the wind blew off her scarf.  Would that strike every male who saw with a Medusa-like engorgement, license to subjugate, a “sexual emergency” satisfied by slaking their lust with this wanton slut whose scarf came off in the wind?
What a crock of shite (Scottish for shit).
This is akin to rolling the Scrabble dice and it spells out a curse word, or some other poor arrangement of letters that have a socially negative connotation.
Do you arrest the dice thrower as a moral deviant, punishable without defense or parole?
Joe has one thing to say about the politics in Iran, well put together by some brilliant political pundit somewhere in the universe of the Internet –
This tragedy is being acted out all over the world.
Plato spoke the corollary to Charles Krauthammer’s observation of politics and the health of society.  His observation is the quality of leaders is always circumspect –


The Tragedy of South Africa
Joe and I weep for the people of the world.  There really doesn’t seem to be an acceptable solution.  So much for our Libertarian stance, theoretical or not:

How anyone could justify the torture and murder of innocents for any political or cultural rationale evades us.  If this is how the black society of South Africa seeks “justice” we see no possibility of reaching the holy grail of “diversity”.
Peace is just another word for no one gives a shit…..  more of the same below –

The Holodomor
What pray tell is the Holodomor?
Good grief, what school did you attend?
Joe and I knew some of what Stalin & Co. did to the people of the Ukraine but weren’t aware of it’s name.
We didn’t learn it in school.
Supreme Commander Eisenhower was right to document the Nazi horror of the Holocaust at the close of WWII in Europe.   There is a United States Holocaust Museum.  As SC Eisenhower stated when visiting a  death camp –
Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”
Unfortunately for the Ukrainian people under Lenin and Stalin, there was no third party witness or “free press” to document what was to be the starvation of millions of people by government fiat.  Holodomor means “killing by starvation”.  Blonde in the Belly of the Beast has released the first of her “Skipped in School series – The Holodomor (pt1):

Joe and I are perpetually perplexed by genocidal / homicidal maniac behaviour running unchecked and supported by the might of a nation.  The fact that all humans have the potential to behave this way is truly frightening.
Stalin makes Joe want there to be a Hell after death, because Stalin certainly created Hell on earth for millions of people, and has earned an infinity in the real thing.
I’m more atavistic.
If it comes down to fight or flight better watch out.  My genetic material is as old as any other person alive.  I can revert as required.  Is it “eye for an eye” or reversion to an earlier / older type?  I’ve been called a “throwback” before.
That’s why we can speak – to avoid missing a step between anger and fight.
Joe says we better start speaking soon.

Jordan Peterson Protest
Dr. Peterson stopped at Queen’s U. to promote his new book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos”.  He delivered a lecture on the topic of compelled speech in Canada.  There were protesters.  !  !!
Some crazy bitch was banging on one of the windows of the lecture hall and broke it.  She ran but was apprehended by undercover police.  She fought and kicked and bit all the way to jail.  The police found a garrotte in her knapsack.
Joe says the left certainly is unstable.  Read about it here.  The National Post writer calls it a “controversial” lecture.  Joe calls it common sense.
We think things may get even stranger before getting better.  Joe says it is a clear case of “Ron White” (can’t fix stupid).

Joe’s Garage
The pressure this week was overwhelming.
Joe is so achy breaky for Spring.
We have a habit (call it laziness) of growing our beard and hair without respite from the first snowfall in the Autumn.  Our usual shave day is International Women’s Day (8th of March).  We missed the 8th this year because it snowed….
Saturday and Sunday were fabulous prequels to Spring weather.
On Sunday the shave and a hair cut was deemed in order – and was carried out.
Pictures are NSFW……
A large pile of hair cut off –

Followed by a picture of where the above hair was minutes before –

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Sunday Rant – 0918


Joe’s Comment: The power of religion shall not be underestimated!

Hard Butter
Joe and I keep butter on a plate in the cupboard.
Some folks keep it in the fridge.
Here in Vernon BC our butter gets very soft in the summertime.
It gets quite stiff in the wintertime.
It dawned on us that we don’t like soft butter.
We also don’t like hard butter.
For a few weeks in the Autumn and a few weeks in the Spring, butter at our house has the perfect consistency for Joe and me.
The conclusion Joe has reached is that the outside wall in the kitchen, which faces west, is not insulated sufficiently.  The cupboard mounted on this wall is colder in winter and warmer in summer than the rest of the house.
Short of tearing the wall down and re-insulating, Joe suggested putting a shelf beside the furnace thermostat (on the wall in the hallway beside the kitchen) and set the temperature to that which provides us with our idea of the best butter for our needs.  This would work, for we have central air conditioning for summer and forced air heating in winter.  A walk to the hallway from the kitchen and back is a small inconvenience for perfect butter says he.
I told Joe he was an idiot.
That didn’t solve anything, so I did a Google search for “refrigerator with butter warmer” and got 186,000 links in 0.56 seconds.
Seems like we weren’t the only souls on planet earth who like butter just right.
We can buy a new fridge with a butter warmer.
We can buy a counter top butter conditioner that heats or cools as required:

We can buy a “Butter Express” machine which cuts patties of 1/4 tablespoon size:

Joe says that while we agonize over the viscosity of butter the world is on fire.
I say that is true but what is your point?
Joe says right!  Let’s put that shelf up next to the thermostat…..

Words o’ the Week
Midden – noun – a dung hill or refuse heap.
Misandry – noun – hatred of males.  The opposite of misogyny – noun – hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women.  (Note: even with these dictionary definitions, it is complicated when describing women)
Slumgullion – noun – the refuse from processing whale carcasses (Note: this word has four wildly divergent meanings in the dictionary.  I chose the meaning closest to the tenor of the article – read the next sentence)
Joe and I noticed these words  while reading two opinion pieces by “Fred On Everything“.  They are part of his personal observations on the decline of American culture in the following opeds:
Kids: Then and Now
An Impolitic Slumgullion: Diverser Is Worser and Now What?”
Some of the observations Fred has about his childhood years growing up in Virginia, his comments about diversity, multiculturalism, moral equivalence, integration, and race in modern America, are thought provoking.
One theme is that the post WWII North America was essentially Balkanized – economically, culturally, racially, ideologically.  Advances in technology improved road systems and modes of travel, modern communications reduced cost while bringing worldwide access to the hoi polloi, the increasing power of Federal government (in the USA) with attendant “big city” mores incorporated into federal law debased the virtuous populous, Leftist identity politics promoted the endless granularity of special interest groups – these and more have increased the stress on people, especially children, to the point where nihilism is an attractive choice or inevitable, your choice.
Quotes from “Kids” –
In my rural Virginia school, there was no racial tension. We were all white: teachers, students, parents.
The black kids went to their own school, Ralph Bunche. We had virtually no contact with each other. There was no hostility, just no contact. The academic gap didn’t exist in the absence of contact. Integration would prove cruel when it came. and the black kids sank to the bottom. The causes can be argued, but the fact cannot.
There was no black crime to speak of or, as far as I knew any black crime. Certainly blacks did not shoot each other, or anybody. Neither did we. The reasons I suspect were similar.
Divorce was extremely rare, so we all had parents. Whether it is better that unhappy couples stay together or that they divorce can be argued, but they then did stay together. It made a large difference in outcomes if one accepts the statistics. The welfare programs of the Great Society had not yet destroyed the black family, which I speculate accounted in part for low crime…….
…… I think feminism plays a large part in the collapse of society in general and specifically in pushing boys over the edge. In my school years boys were allowed to be boys. Neither sex was denigrated. Doing so would have occurred to nobody. Then came a prejudice against boys, powerful today.
All of this affected society in its entirety, but especially white boys. They are constantly told that being white is shameful, that any masculine interest is pathological, that they are rapists in waiting. They are subjected to torturous boredom and inactivity, and drugged when they respond poorly. They go to schools that do not like them and that stack the deck against them. Many are fatherless. All have access to psychoactive drugs.
Add it up.”
Quotes from “An Impolitic Slumgullion” –
Gazing out over the chaos of America today, the racial and ethnic antagonism, the hostility over sex and faith and politics–I have never seen anything like it. The country is imploding. The main culprit is diversity–in the broad sense, not just the juxtaposition of races, but the mixing of ideas and philosophies with no dominant culture to maintain order. Current policies promoting this mess are insane.
We hate each other.,,,,
…..Until roughly the Sixties, America  was homogeneous enough, overwhelmingly white, European, Anglophone, and Christian. This provided sufficient commonalty that people all regarded themselves as Americans. At the same time, there were many geographically separated subcultures which had little in common and didn’t like each other, or wouldn’t have if they had come into contact. Massachusetts, Montana, Alabama, West Virginia, and New York were different civilizations…..
…..Then everything changed. Diversity began, not at first of people so much as of ideas. Reasons were several. Communications improved. Interstates appeared. The federal government gained in power and reach. The Supreme Court began making sweeping decisions on manners, morals and faith–that is, on culture and values–which it had not done before. Now Washington–New York, really–could enforce these decisions…..
…..The less well diversity worked, the more furiously its advocates sought to impose it. Feminists arose, hostile to men and powerful enough to impose themselves on society. They pushed women into the infantry, where they did not fit and did not belong: more ill-advised diversity. Homosexuality went from being quietly tolerated to being taught to children in grade school. though their parents abominated it…..
…..It did not, of course, work. And so the papers carry endless stories of Islamophobia, dislike of Jews, attacks on Christianity, of misandry, looting of malls, burning of cities, White Nationalism, Black Lives Matter, calls for The Wall, novel policies regarding bathrooms, anger over Spanish on federal forms, affirmative action, perennial academic gaps, the demands of the various sexual curiosities, the Knockout Game, special privilege for this and that group, and a seething anger and despair over a country that many remember but no longer exists.”
Joe and I think that Fred has valid observations, and his living history tells one person’s point of view extremely well.  He is well spoken.  Is he accurate?
The less confrontational approach to analyzing Fred’s belief requires a retreat to statistics.  What is “the norm”?  In the Bell Curve (normal) distribution of realities, the norm is the center of the distribution (67% is “normal”), and the rest of the realities are below and above this “norm”.  If this is true, then Fred’s experience and observations exist on this distribution.  But where, exactly?
Is Fred (history and belief) part of the “normal” distribution, or is he one or more standard deviations away from normal?  Joe and I suspect normal for his cohort / cadre.  We haven’t lived his life – our Canada has been more or less mono-culture.
A question arises….. does the “norm” drive culture, or does culture drive “norm”? Or, is the query moot?
The more Joe and I ponder these ponderables, the more we want our mommy.

Best Interview So Far
Joe and I are disciples adherents pupils seekers of truth.
We aspire to be speakers of truth, at ever higher orders with every utterance.
Joe says he wishes he saw some Dr. Peterson before voting time last year….
We already speak truth, adopting the JP motto “if you can’t tell the truth, at least don’t lie!”
There are higher truths.
We believe that speaking higher truths saves time and words.
It is true that the following interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson is the most revealing of his analysis of Western culture and his personal philosophy Joe and I have seen so far.
The interviewer’s tape-over comments are argued intensely in the comments section which are half the value of watching.  Here is “Truth in the Time of Chaos”:

Don’t forget to read the comments below the video.  Joe and I are (finally!) getting a grip on some of our anger.  We have near infinite reserves…. of anger.

Pat Condell
Joe and I find Pat Condell to be a well spoken advocate for human rights in the UK, Europe, and the world.  He, along with many other YoubeTube contributors have a history of being suspended, deleted, and demonetized.  This video addresses the irony and disconnectedness of the “social media” giants:

Evil in Parkland Florida
Joe and I wonder what passes for mature thought in the minds of people who have politicized the tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
This level of evil has nothing to do with firearms and everything to do with broken systems that do not and cannot respond in real time to a concerted effort from a diseased mind…. or ideology.
The dog and pony show starring young people from the affected community may have some effect in managing the grief wrought on the families of the dead and on the survivors, but to seriously consult children for a solution to the problem is an abandonment of responsibility.
Joe and I think about Israel.
Under fire from seriously fucked up Muslim tribes since the founding of their state, they manage to have schools that provide security for students and teachers.  How dey doo dat?
A brief history here.
A quote from the article –
When terrorists attacked a school in Maalot in 1974, Israel did not declare every school a gun-free zone. It passed a law mandating armed security in schools, provided weapons training to teachers and today runs frequent active shooter drills. There have been only two school shootings since then, and both have ended with teachers killing the terrorists.
It is an approach that the Americans should take to end the constant slaughter of innocents.”
In 2015 responding to the “knife intifada” the Israeli government relaxed the gun laws, encouraging citizens to arm themselves in anticipation of terrorism.
A far cry (so far) from life here in North America.
For Joe and I the solution of security will be multifaceted and must include changes to school curricula which has become leftist indoctrination instead of education re: history and cultural relevance.
Accordingly, we will post some memes to establish a frame of reference in which to promote solutions.  A hint: banning firearms is not feasible or desirable….

Dr. Jordan Peterson remarks on the genre:

Joe’s Garage
I have been sluggish for most of the Winter.
The long nights, cloudy days, and snow add up to a blah attitude.
Joe has been researching and studying and ordering parts to fix any number of vehicles in our yard.  When idle, he too has been slightly out of tune.
How out of tune?
While listening to lectures, we have discovered that we can do number puzzles (Sudoku, Free Cell) and still concentrate on the speaker.  Not so with reading other articles or researching worded documents.  This is the score on our Free Cell game –

The score is well passed the 1000 / 100% shown on the screen print-out.  It is closer to 1100 now.
That represents a large number of flat-bum sessions, listening to lectures while keeping the puzzle brain employed.
Everything we would do on vacation without having to leave home!
Ron Berry Creations
Joe isn’t fond of the handlebar mustache dude who goes around drooling on and humping the fenders of other people’s creations.
However, Ron Berry is a master with steel.
A short video of his “animated” or cartoon cars:

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