Sunday Rant – 3819


Joe’s Comment – Stephan Pastis never ceases to hit the mark.  I would add the freak show at the carnival can’t hold a candle to real life lived.  Don’t need no bearded lady to creep me out.  No complaints.  Helluva ride so far……


Mortons on the Move
In Sunday Rant – 3719 we introduced the Mortons.
These two enterprising Americans are driving a truck-camper combo from California to the Arctic ocean.
On someone else’s coin.
This week they released episode 12 of their odyssey: driving the Dempster highway.
Joe and I visited that neck of the Canadian north woodless (woodless north?) way back in the ’70s.
Some of those goats/sheep look familiar:

Joe and I snorted at the Tuktoyaktuk humor – Whale Stew!  That’s a lot of carrots!


One major heart-breaking revelation Joe and I experienced watching Dr. Jordan Peterson’s university lectures on YoubeTube was his conclusion that the evil done by men and women is not exclusive to certain people.  That is, every one of us has the potential to walk a dark path.
Not to say there aren’t people with terrible mental disorders.  This is part of the human tragedy; the luck of the genetic draw, the capriciousness of 23 chromosomes joined by 23 different chromosomes building a new and exciting and unique DNA blueprint.  This blueprint is used by cell division to build another of life’s experimental projects called “human”.
No one knows what the result will be.
No one knows how it will behave.
Colonel David Russell Williams of the Canadian Armed Services is a pathological and sadistic serial killer, a rapist, a stalker, a pervert, a burglar.  He is also (or was before he confessed his evil acts) a recognized and decorated Canadian military figure, a base commander, a trusted public figure.
The following video is not graphic in detail but is a vocal obscenity that will make your soul weep.
This creature shows no remorse.
Joe and I have nothing to say that would make a difference.
We know of no process yet discovered to identify people with this defect before they commit their crime.
The reason, perhaps, is that we all have the potential to do the same:


Jericho Green
What can we say?
Joe and I are highly amused and entertained by this profane yet eloquent man observing the political maelstrom then offering his observations:


Cell Phone Considerations
Joe and I have a cellular telephone.
We know where it is about 50% of the time.
Our plan with TELUS is 300 minutes per year, no text, no data.
Last year we used almost 35 minutes.
This year we made two calls and received two calls.
We are big time users.
It isn’t a boycott; we’re too busy to be making phone calls.
The most use we get from it is using it as a digital camera, because our Olympus Tough Digital Camera done shit the bed.  It decided to eat the SD card and destroy its own connector.  Olympus won’t fix it ’cause it is older than 5 months (that might be hyperbole but they say it is “too old” to repair and want that we should buy a new camera).
Hence, a use for a cellular phone.
The latest hype is 5G.
5G is a frequency spectrum.
Not all countries use the same frequencies for their cellular network.  Here is a graph which identifies licensed, shared, and unlicensed distribution that is known –
As you can see, the spectra are varied depending on country and level of service.  The earliest service was down low (relatively speaking – we’re talking frequencies in the GHz (billion cycles per second) range).  The latest, 5G, which will allow a ‘uge (thanks Donald Trump) bandwidth.  The 5G frequency will be in the 4.4 to 7.1 GHz spectrum.
Not much work has been done of the long term effect on biological entities (that means people!) subjected to microwave frequencies, no matter the power/energy level.
Joe says the microwave “oven” you undoubtedly have is in the 2.45 GHz range, for a variety of reasons (unlicensed spectrum, absorption of energy by water).  The dielectric absorption/loss of water vs temperature is charted on this graph –
As you can see on the graph, at 2.45 GHz the absorption of energy is not optimum but very good.
In the following video, Dr. Devra Davis explains what has been studied to date, some of the data she and her fellows have gathered, and some conclusions that will make you perk up your ears.
Take a look at “The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation”.
Joe says it is a good thing we don’t use ours much (we appreciate our testosterone).
Perhaps everyone reading this should carefully consider the material revealed in this presentation:


Blue Collar Logic
A recent perspective from Jason Siler of Blue Collar Logic.
Joe and I are big big fans of “fossil fuel”.
There ain’t nothing close in terms of portability, versatility, and economy.
Jason does some ‘splainin’ about big oil.
Truth vs narrative:

Joe argues that if it weren’t for humans discovering the wonder of liquid energy, how would CO2 be returned to the atmosphere?
It is your DUTY to burn fuel.
To save the plants.


Rex Murphy
A Canadian treasure.
Joe and I don’t know how we missed this wonderful presentation by Mr. Murphy at the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show, June 6th, 2019 at Weyburn, SK.
His wit and humility and genuine good Canadian nature is cause for hope and celebration in the future of “The True North Strong and Free” (relatively speaking).
Rex can be relied upon to defend the Canadian energy sector.
If we posted this previously, well, it’s worth a second (and third) view:


Joe’s Garage

Zip Ties n Bias Plies
It’s been a long time since we embedded a vijayo from the Grand Prairie madman Peg.
An F600 raised from the dead to do some work:

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Joe’s Comment – The modern “day of infamy” had an anniversary this week.  When it happened I was at work.  The first images made my knees weak and hollowed out my chest.  After the shock, I felt anger.
Really big anger.
Looking at this picture today, I realize anger has not abated.
However, anger has been joined by resolve.
I will never forget.
Nor forgive.


Another Time
Joe and I had visions of a rambling lifestyle after retiring.
We bought a GMC (steady on Morton!) PD4905 Parlor Coach (highway bus) with the intention of converting it to a motor home.  A cold wintery idea it was (the picture below was taken one day after driving Phoebe (the bus) home from Tacoma WA) –
As we have always said, planning is priceless but the plan may prove worthless.
Time, that relentless bastard, moves on irregardless.
There are a lot of unsolved and undiscovered problems: in the world, with the peoples of the world, ergo with every person everywhere in the world.
Sometime it seems things are constantly going from bad to worthless worse.
Joe was searching for info regarding our Rockwood Ambassador diesel pusher motor home (it will be in Kitimat by the time we post this rant, per Hank Williams (doG willin’ and the creek don’t rise)) and stumbled over this wonderful wonderfully recorded and edited video journal of the Mortons traveling from California to the Arctic Ocean in a truck-camper combo.
All sorts of visions danced in our head.
– The movie “Idiocracy” came to mind (these two are beautiful, intelligent, capable, full of life – they should be reproducing!!!).
– Joe and my abhorence for veganism/vegetarianism cutsyness was stretched to breaking.
– Caitlin’s Social Style is Analytical, Tom’s is Expressive.  A great match-up!
– These two are so white bread American upper middle class it broke Joe’s heart (Joe is American to his core).
– No matter how bad life seems, how monstrous and unmanageable chaos appears, taking a while to watch these two naifs live and breathe will calm your soul.
– Another movie came to mind – Beetlejuice – and the ghostly couple’s relationship.  That’s Caitlin and Tom to a Tee.
Joe and I watched all 11 (so far) episodes on line.  You can find them at “Mortons on the Move“.
We’re embedding number 5 “Learning Canada, Cold Water Wake Surfing, and Avalanches” for your enjoyment because it documents crossing the Canadian border and their travel from the lower mainland to the North Okanagan and beyond.
Joe and I have been to many of the places that are documented (including the tippy-top of the Yukon).
We recommend this project for leisure viewing.  It shows the beauty of western North America, the incredible infrastructure we have created, and some of the very finest people that live here.
Also a very fine Ford F350 diesel dually.
Maybe Joe and I will go a ramblin’ yet:


Country Music
Joe and I are not big time country music listeners.
Nor are we country music snobs.
We are fans of the ’40s to ’60s and a smattering since.
Our Internet stumbling found this recent piece with Roy Clark and others reminescing about the HeeHaw days.  Roy plays dueling banjos with Buck Trent near the end of the discussion:

It just so happens that Joe and I remember long long ago (and far away) watching and listening with awe the incredible talent of Mr. Clark.  Seems Mr. Trent is a tad younger (and still supple).
We went looking and found this version of Orange Blossom Special with a very gifted 12 year old Jimmie Henley and a smiling laughing Jack Benny imitating Roy Clark:

Joe and I enjoyed that so much we spent a couple of hours clicking links to more and more old country music.
Here’s a ’90’s list of whose who:

Sooner or later (this time) it leads to the spiritual Steve Earl:

This version with Emmilou Harris too:

Which, sooner or later (this time) leads to John Prine.
Love his hairdo:

Time well spent.
And so to bed……


Trudeau Bashing
Joe and I like the analysis of Canadian politics by Mr. Kevin O’Leary.
I don’t think we’d like the man.
We’ll probably never meet him, so QED.
Daniela Cambone is a perfect foil for his keen analysis.
Enjoy as he (one of oh! so many) eviscerates Trudeau, not as a person but as an incompetent leader:


Gun Crime
Joe and I will clarify again and again we are theoretical Libertarians.
As such, we are in favor of unlimited and unlicensed open carry across all provincial/state lines.
Hell, around the world!
Before you foul your panties realize we said “theoretical”.
In a true Libertarian world the people would have to be as like-minded as virtuous informed citizens can be.  I.e., theoretically possible, realistically impossible.  Ergo, Libertarianism is an ideology, a goal, something to strive toward.  Think Yogi Berra (if you don’t set goals you can’t regret not reaching them).
We think “crazy people” shouldn’t have firearms, for their own good.  For if everyone was armed, the crazies (who are outnumbered (we pray)) wouldn’t survive long if they misused their natural right (to defend themselves) by creating mischief and mayhem with Mr. Colt’s equalizers.
Consequently, the following news item doesn’t faze either Joe or me, for it has been common knowledge for a very long time among rational (regarding firearms) individuals.
We saw an article penned by Thomas Lifson in American Thinker, dated September 5th, 2019 with the following headline:
Four years after allowing universal ‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated the safest state in the nation for crime.”
Simply put, most criminals are not Albert Einstein level thinkers.
But they aren’t stupid.
Their success as criminals relies heavily on having an advantage over their prey to ensure the outcome meets their evil goals, not the desires of the victim.
If the subject of criminal focus might possibly be armed with even so much as a single shot derringer pistol in .22 caliber short, the calculus (or perhaps arithmetic – consider the brain involved) of the malignantly obsessed evildoer’s intent – changes.
Joe says all you have to do is watch any “duster” movie from the ’30’s up to now to catch the drift.
Why so much brouhaha about something so obvious?
Like so many subjects in the news today, the discussion can only be had outside, for there are so many elephants in the room there is no space to talk.
Such as, you say?
Abortion, IQ, drug use, differences between men and women, human nature, immigration, race, culture, religion, and “natural” or doG given rights to name a few.
Read the article here.
A few quotes for the link-clicking handicapped –
Since 2015, residents of the state of Maine have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit, and now the results are in: crime has fallen to the point where the state is now rated the safest in the nation from the threat of crime.”
Of course the bleeding-heart liberals, the progressives, the pansy people forecast lawlessness and destruction and total collapse of civility.
And just as of course, that is not what happened.
Need we quote Yogi Berra endlessly?
Why yes, we must: “There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.” – Yogi Berra
Guns in the hands of honest citizens decrease crime. That is fact that has been statistically demonstrated by John Lott’s pathbreaking book, More Guns, Less Crime, a rock-solid statistical analysis showing that when states pass “shall issue” concealed carry laws, crime goes down. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors should take note.”
Too many elephants.
Not enough honest discussion.
We made too many wrong mistakes.” – Yogi Berra


Gun Reality
The article titled “Dear Mr. Security Agent: When It Comes To Gun Confiscation…” written by Matt Bracken which we saw posted at the Feral Irishman website is verbose, pedantic, tinged with unspoken emotion, and one hundred percent “dead on balls accurate” (thank you Ms. Tomei, from My Cousin Vinnie):

Joe and I have praised the federal documents that formed and comprise the foundation of law governing that great country, the U.S. of A.  The Constitution and the Declaration of Independance, combined with the Amendments is the best to date in known human history for governance.
Governance being a nasty but necessary requirement for an orderly society.
The number of examples in modern history and current history of people first disarmed then coerced against their will should caution any conscious curious virtuous citizen.
This is the path of the informed person, or those seeking informed-ness.
It has been our experience that “Joe Average” cares little for politics.  The daily cycles of Joe Average revolve around making a living, raising a family, pursuing “happiness” (personal appetites, desires, objectives).  Most don’t hear the cries from the abatoire until they are being herded up the loading dock on a one-way trip.
Jesus H. Christ the evidence is there to be seen in today’s world!
North Korea.
Everywhere in the Middle East except Israel.
Most of Africa.
And that amalgamation of people known as the PRC (People’s Republic of China) which is nothing more than a Mafia operation run by tyrants (ask Tibet or Hong Kong or Mongolia or the Uigher people).
Joe adds not-so-Great-anymore Britain to this list, and our own failing state of Canada (whatever happened when the RCMP kicked down doors and confiscated firearms totally without reason or law in High River AB during the flood 6 or so years ago?).
The essay written by Mr. Bracken addresses the “Security Agent”.
That security agent is the armed and deadly force of government – police, military, secret (and not so secret) agents.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. constitution spells it out in no uncertain terms.  It is because government is armed the citizen is also armed, as he or she desires.  Specifically to deter a tyrannical government.
It will be a very sad event if that modern day Rubicon is crossed.
To those who say it couldn’t happen here Joe says look in the mirror, watch some Jordan Peterson lectures, read some history, give your big fat head a shake, for you are wrong.  All the evil ever promulgated lives in every single human heart.
To think that you wouldn’t, couldn’t, won’t is naive.
As Dr. Peterson says, we all believe we would behave as did Oscar Schindler.  As Dr. Peterson explains, a cursory knowledge of history (and if you are honest, a review of your own life) tells you that it just ain’t so.  For every Schindler, there are thousands and thousands and thousands who go with the flow, and in an obscene farcical twist, some who rise to profane levels of evil competence, given the lawless and malevolent opportunity.  Like an inverse Schindler!
Joe and I think the essay is an important read if for no other reason than to be appraised of the commitment of liberty-loving people who will defend their natural right (some say doG given) to be free, or as close to free as you can be in a hostile world with over 7 billion inhabitants with IQ’s ranging from vegetable to super wizard.  It takes great will power to resist the urge if you have the force.  It also takes great will power to resist the force if you have none yourself.


Intellectual Froglegs
Joe Dan Gorman is getting better bester.
Visit Intellectual Froglegs here.
The bestest yet titled “The Last Straw“.  You can also get to it using the following URL:
Note: Joe Dan has been ostracized from YoubeTube.  The above link is to BitChute.
Joe and I are all in favor of leaving the YoubeTube platform until the powers that be determine whether or not it is a “publisher” (i.e. legally responsible for content ergo acting censor) or an “open platform” (not legally responsible for content, not censorous).
We endorse Joe Dan Gorman as dean of Frogleg University.


Blue Collar Logic
A sample of this week’s offerings from Blue Collar Logic.
Dave Morrison talks about the affect on males that the cultural decimation of the nuclear family has wrought.
Boys are not “defective girls”.
Shame on the feminist movement, the progressive movement, the secret influence of Marxist doctrine peddled by the far Left.
Boys are different than girls.
Learning how to be a “good man” is critically important to a stable society:


Jericho Green
The Democrat “debate” (WTF? Joe says if that is a debate, a pencil is a carrot) on Thursday evening set Jericho off.  He is close to angry.  Mucho passion.  Joe says Jericho does the best Bernie Sanders imitation.  And he mentions Joe’s biggest beef: politicians who do not have children.  This one is A-OK:

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Joe’s Comment – What would life be like without belief?  I suspect it would be as bereft as Spring without hope.  Or pizza without beer.  Damn grim….


Canadian Political Tragedy
The Federal election in Canada is no longer a distant interminable time away.
It is upon us (aka We The People© – Canadian version) in a couple months.
Alas, the identity of We The people© (Canadian version) is not that of our formative years, “our” being Joe and I (and the dozens of others in our head).
The Saad Truth is Maxime Bernier is going to divide the conservative/libertarian vote and hand the control of Canadian Parliament to the Liberals again (worst case) or to a minority Liberal government (also worst case).
Mr. Bernier’s rationale is the Liberals and Conservatives are so similar that it is they, not he, dividing the vote.
Maxime Bernier as a candidate is no Donald J. Trump.
That is, he cannot survive without the support of the party machine.
None of the Canadian wannabes is a Donald J. Trump, even should they wish it so, in their wildest dreams.
The reality in Canada is the disparity of the east vs the west is ever more magnified.
For Joe and I our poorly formed political acumen is in panic mode.
We see no light in the tunnel, not even the headlight of a mighty locomotive.
We do hear crickets.
The beat goes on:


The CCP and Thee
This interview is with Guo Wengui (aka Miles Kwok) a Chinese businessman living in the U.S.A. as a political refugee; he has asylum.
He is described as the “infamous” Guo Wengui, a Chinese exile.
He is an enemy of the Chinese Communist Party.
The CCP has been trying to murder him for years.
Joe noted the “undisclosed location in Texas” is an aircraft hanger with a beautiful private jet (Citation?) standing by.
What this man is saying in concert with what Steve Bannon is saying (Sunday Rant – 3419) if even remotely true is bone-chilling.
A valid measure of tiranny might just be the existence and health of a “middle class”.
A second measure obviously is the concentration of wealth, and where the wealth is concentrated.
This video is difficult to follow due to the poor English/translation.  Or Joe and me not understanding Chinese.  As Mr. Wengui says, his “Chinglish”.
Well worth the time to watch:

Not convinced?
Here’s Steve Bannon with the rest of the story.
Much better English.
Same hanger (same beautiful aircraft).
Same interviewer, Kyle Bass of Real Vision Finance.
Most probably same day (Kyle’s wardrobe, car in hanger hasn’t moved, nor has the aircraft, same stools).  Only question is what order were the interviews done.
Geopolitics explained so the Dirt People like me and Joe can understand:

Joe says it is not difficult to imagine people with such inflated egos (we have one, too).
What is difficult to understand is that people with such inflated egos are unable to control their base urges.  And to grasp the lofty idea of certain human rights as unalienable.
Barbarian Management, Chinese style.


WWII Anniversary (?)
The start of WWII is generally considered to be September 1st, 1939.
The following documentary is an overview of the events leading up to World War II.
Why bother watching?
Joe says that Jordan Peterson has confirmed our deepest fear; that the horrors of mans inhumanity to man requires individual men (and women damn it) participate, willingly or not.
Very bad very obscene behavior is not beyond the ken of each and every human.
Our experience is that it takes supra human control by every individual to NOT succumb to the “forces of evil”, especially when the size of the mob is critical.


Blue Collar Logic
A recent reflection by Dave Morrison about the catalytic effect (and affect) one Donald J. Trump has on all the visible and hidden pieces on the political chess board:


Jericho Green
This week Mr. Green has been prolific: a new proclamation each day.
This is one of the most passionate, most focused, most pointed of the week.
Joe says you will like it!:


Passion, Meet Reality
Joe wonders why, when the hysterical modern feminists howl about unfair and disproportionate ratios of females in male dominated disciplines, these same feminists ignore women like Michelle Sterling of Friends of Science.
Ms. Sterling tells about the unsung heros of the world: the men (and a few women) who invent, build, and maintain the infrastructure, the products, and the medicine which makes our lives so much more rich, rewarding, and prolonged.
Passion, meet reality is spot on:

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