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Joe’s Comment – Not a day goes by without reflecting about old thoughts, old memories, old ideas, and old ways that still seem fresh and exciting to me.  I approach every day with my attitude that closely resembles that of a 14 year old boy.  Works for me, unless I catch the image of this old carcass I inhabit in a mirror or window.  The cognitive dissonance is absolutely shocking…..  For a good time, look up Betty White quotes.  Quite a gal!

 

Prager U
Dennis Prager is a Jewish conservative pundit.  His radio program has a huge following.  He established “Prager U” as a short idea forum, each episode focused on a conservative concept or interpretation of the myriad cultural, political, religious, and educational issues in our daily lives.  The logic is always impeccable, the presentation by well-known spokespersons.  What a surprise to note that Google / YoubeTube has made it difficult to find all the Prager U segments.  The lefty jagoffs will never believe in the first amendment for anyone but themselves, heavily edited and censored, of course:

 

Canadian Hero Patrick Moore
This particular Canadian has the total respect of Joe and I.  He is a”practical ideologue” about conservation, renewable energy, and human endeavor.  A Canadian we hold in high esteem.  This is a recent recantation (with some new information) about his view of climate issues, and man’s misguided intention to control even the tiniest minuscule microscopic part of the complex interaction of sun, wind, water, and soil:

 

Dinesh D’Souza
Joe and I read his recent book, “The Big Lie”.  In the book he reveals the true history of the Democratic Party in America, and the slight of hand involved in hiding the party’s truly disgusting past while they promote an ever more Marxist / socialist agenda.  The book tells the documented true story of Nazi Germany and the Democrats of the time.  Hitler was a lefty who stole ideas from the Democrats!
In this video Dinesh talks of the life and political times of LBJ while blending facts from his book into the discussion.
This man is a towering intellect supported we don’t doubt by an excellent research team.  Watch and judge for yourself:

 

John Stossel
Joe and I are fans of John Stossel.
One of the few TV personalities who are Libertarian in outlook.
We found this video a panacea to counter the ridiculous gas prices this summer in Vernon.   We know the average wage earner is having a tough time filling a fuel tank to get to work.
What a relief to know that gouging is moral and ethical.
And the gas prices in Vernon aren’t gouging.
Marxist planners know damn well that an impoverished citizenry is a sitting duck for their fetid political ideology.  Poor and desperate people will listen.
What cost to the average (and below average) citizen?  The ever ratcheting, noose tightening, freedom constricting monster state will smother the will and hope of we the People.  An interesting view of “gouging”, and what it means:

 

American – Mexican Trade Deal
Once again, the man who said what he was going to do, then did what he said he would do, then told everyone what he did do, has confounded the Canadian puppet / shadow / virtual / Trudeau government.
Jesus H. Christian, but we have a fool playing dress-up while the world motors by.  The following video from Rebel Media outlines the negotiation with Mexico, the lack of negotiation with Canada, and an approximation of what will happen should Canada not extract it’s head from it’s annular orifice.
In the comments under the video there is a great one-liner from “Jeff in Canada” – “The difference between Trump and Trudeau is that women grab Trudeau by the pussy“.  Joe also enjoyed the ad hominems “Castrudeau” and “Turdeau”.  Joe is a bit infantile….:

Full disclosure.  Joe and I both liked these two, too (note to selves: find a picture of Chief Rainbow Socks in a tutu) –

 

Oh! Canada
Joe wonders what CANNOT be done in the name of religion.
Joe wonders who the fuck these “Canadians” are.
Here is an article about a beef steer being skinned alive for a “religion of peace” ceremony.
Skinned alive.
In Canada?
The Hell, you say!
Joe says only if Toronto is in Canada.  Here are our peaceful friends skinning this poor animal while it is conscious.  Click on the link above and watch the video.
Joe and I have some experience in animal husbandry.
While our children were young our wife and us were somewhat idealistic about what meat our family would eat.  For the longest time, we raised our own beef, pork, chicken, and turkey.
Every passing year it became more and more difficult to find a processor / abattoir / slaughterhouse / butcher to put our hard work in the freezer or on the plate in our home.
Every passing year the government regulations around slaughtering and processing animals for human consumption became restrictive, restrictiver, then finally restrictivest.
All of the small, family-owned processors were forced out of business by the ever escalating cost of meeting government standards.
Our family is living proof that these processors didn’t kill us by the work they did.
In Joe’s mind, these small businesses had more to lose by shoddy standards or work than a major processor – they live in our small community.
For the record, not once in all those years did any of us feel the need to invoke doG in the process or to unnecessarily torture the animals we raised.
Now there is the sacrosanct behaviour of the religious group that “trumps” the health, safety, and animal rights regulations of the country.
To top it off, the “police” say it is not animal cruelty?
What a bunch of savage ass-wipes.
This “freedom of religious belief” as a “right” is stretched too thin for our taste, for our acceptance.  Joe will say it one more time for the slow of thinking: if you must be “religious” (NOT spiritual) practice your “religion” in your basement in the dark all alone.  Do NOT harm others or deprive them of their property, freedom, civil rights, in the name of your addiction “religion”.
Joe longs for the “old days” of freedom of expression, when religious nutbags like the Doukhobor women in the Kootenays took off their clothing in protest.  Men took off their clothes, too.  Not anywhere near as interesting.
Here’s a photo from 1930.  Nice boobies!  Were their there pole dancers in the ’30’s?:
In those days there was no hiding the truth.
Notice that the police are standing by.
Much as they are in Toronto.

 

Idiocracy – Short Version
Joe and I recommend watching Idiocracy (the movie) at your earliest convenience.  Download here.
It is prescient.  It is hilarious.  It is frightening.  It is happening.
The following vignette is in the same vein.  Political correctness should NOT trump (no pun intended) truth, facts, reality.  Smart lady in the video:

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Joe’s Comment – The evolution of a good idea may or may not be pedantic as suggested above.  Indeed, that is the joke!  It is a miracle to perceive a complex problem and reduce it to a (relatively) simple solution.  I only hope my attempts to make sense of the world around me are evolving in a positive reiterative manner.  I could use more simple solutions.

 

Aretha Franklin
Joe and I have some favorites from the Aretha Franklin songbook.
We were saddened to hear of her demise at the young age of 76 a week ago Thursday (Aug.16).  Only a few short years from now for us……
Passionate, loud, dynamic, brassy.
Songs from and for the emotions.
She had terrible fashion sense!
A long fruitful and honorable career.
I say the “black” community could use a thousand more ambassadors like her.
Joe says humanity could use a thousand more ambassadors like her.
That too.
RIP Ms. Franklin:

And her signature song:

 

Bad Lip Reading
A little humor.
Joe and I watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders do a superlative job in a tough room as the White House press secretary.  Most of the press is adamantly opposed to the Trump administration.  The folks at Bad Lip Reading suggest this is what Sarah would like to say to the assembled mob:

 

Muslim “Men” and Sex
Joe and I are perplexed, even flabbergasted (flabbbbberrrrgasted!) over the silence of so-called “feminists” regarding the “Religion of Peace™” and the attitude of Islam’s male adherents about sexual activity, specifically sexual congress with non-Islamic women.
Not a constant topic in this Sunday Rant because sexuality is a private individual proclivity (alone or with consenting adult(s)).  In our theoretical Libertarian world, Joe and I prefer to believe that each person can co-exist with other people without using force to reach their goals.
Nice dream.
The latest outrage of a Muslim “man” (how can you call such low life a man?) raping a 12 year old non-Muslim girl is seen by the perpetrator as a right if not a duty condoned by his “religion” (how can you call such preposterous actions part of a religion?).
Joe and I have firm beliefs about “religion” (the activity of publicly broadcasting your commercial “spirituality” tribe by dress, action, display, ritual, etc.).
Joe says if you claim to be religious, practice your religion in your basement, in the dark, by yourself.  And keep your mouth shut in public unless directly questioned.  Even then, our advice is to keep your mouth shut.  Your relationship with doG should be deeply spiritual, personal, and NOT a call to mob hysteria.
Words lost on the adherents of Islam we fear.
This article, titled “The Muslim Man’s Sexual “Rights” Over Non-Muslim Women“, gives multiple examples of the problem.  A quote –
……”First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State:
In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her. When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion. “I kept telling him it hurts — please stop,” said the girl, whose body is so small an adult could circle her waist with two hands. “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to” Allah.
Yet such behavior is not limited to fanatical jihadis, who have “nothing whatsoever to do with Islam,” as most fools and liars will assure us; rather it permeates the totality of Islamic culture.”
Rather a bold statement: “it permeates the totality of Islamic culture”.
Joe and I look to the website The Religion of Peace to stay abreast of the statistics of World Jihad.  As of today (Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018) the religion of peace has carried out 33,700 deadly terror attacks since 9/11.  This total does NOT include sexual attacks by the shining examples of manhood who believe as the above quoted “fighter” (it takes a hell of a man to tie up a 12 year old girl and rape her in the quest to be “closer to Allah”).
In lieu of statistical totals, here is a summary of rape and adultery viewed from the Islamic perspective.
What a “religion”!
Weak, perverted, and hateful….
Joe has two things to say –
1.  Modern feminism is political garbage.
2.  Where the hell are the men from the non-Muslim girl victim’s culture?  Why the Hell are they not tearing these Muslim assholes to pieces?  I suspect the government in their culture weighs the law in favor of the poor oppressed “sexual emergency” culture of Islamic “manhood” (once again, hard to call these abusive assholes men).
No matter their race, ethnicity, species.

 

JB Peterson
What would a week be without a dose of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson?
Two recent appearances we found this week.  The first is with Steve Hilton, a former Cameron appointee (UK) who now has a Saturday show on Fox News.  An informative and cordial conversation:

The following is from April, 2018.  JBP was asked to speak at the Montreal Press Club “Freedom Award” celebration.  His speech champions the necessity of free speech:

 

Angela Merkel
Joe and I think alike regarding fascism.
We think the European Union is already a fascist state.
We came to this conclusion by watching the European parliament through the eyes of Nigel Farage:

The most powerful country in the European Union is the former Führerland.
The people of Germany know something about the source of their demise; a childless former (unreformed) communist apparatchik, ironically named Angela, or “messenger” (Greek):

 

South Africa
Joe says what is happening in SA is the fruit of low IQ.
I say watch your mouth, Joe.  That there is “racist”!
Joe says wait a minute.  Did I mention a group of people identifiable as a race, ethnicity, or endangered species?  Did you know that half of humanity is below average in IQ…..
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Anyone anywhere of any race, ethnicity, or species (with half a brain) knows that farming isn’t a matter of “owning the land”.
Farming is labor intensive.  Farming is high risk (weather, timing, pestilence, disease, natural disaster).  Farming is expensive.  Farming is 24/7.
Farming takes brains, brawn, nerve, and a capacity to absorb stress well above average (½ above, ½ below is average).
This entire story is reminiscent of ideology that punishes successful people.
The entire country of SA should be encouraged to view the movie “Idiocracy”.
Sultan of Knish has a summary of this modern tragedy unfolding.
Quotes from the article –
……”President Ramaphosa had vowed early on to seize land from white farmers without compensation. “The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate redistribution of land to black South Africans,” he had declared. And denied that such racist Communist tactics were unconstitutional. Now he’s moving to modify South Africa’s constitution.
…..”Zimbabwe had already made great strides in improving agriculture through land seizures.
Land was stolen from the farmers who knew how to work it and handed out to politically connected thugs. Soon the former “bread basket” of Southern Africa was starving. Black groups pleaded with the white farmers to remain. Rural Zimbabwe died. Hyperinflation made the currency worthless. A trillion dollars might not be enough to buy one egg. A former food exporter was forced to rely on food aid.”
…..”1 white farmer in South Africa has been murdered every 5 days. This ethnic cleansing has been going on with the same regular clockwork as the tributes to Nelson Mandela and his even more murderous wife. The racist violence, the murders, rapes and land seizures, the chants of, “Shoot the Boer” are backed by lies about a shadow white majority somehow still ruling South Africa even after all the years of ANC rule.”
…..”Meanwhile the plight of South Africa’s white farmers continues to be ignored. The ANC genocide has been slowly unfolding for a generation with the complicity of the same leftist leaders who covered up Communist genocides in the Soviet Union, Communist China and Cambodia. But this latest legitimization of land seizures by the ANC will only encourage a further outpouring of racist attacks on white farmers. ”
…..”South Africa, like the Soviet Union and Venezuela, like Cambodia and Cuba, is not just an atrocity, it’s a cautionary tale. Ideology, more than race, connects the scattered strands of the leftist killing fields. To pretend that what happened there cannot happen here would be ignoring the lessons of history.
And a new red famine is growing where the red blood of white farmers flows into the dying earth.”
Where does this leave the good people (of all races, ethnicity, species) of South Africa?
How is this different from apartheid?
Anyone who believes that they are entitled to somebody’s property without free trading to obtain it is despicable.  That would be called theft.
Dr. Jordan Peterson should book a flight to SA to educate these morons on the Pareto Effect and the sad and unfortunate role IQ plays in the lives of people.  Especially, dull people.
Joe says this has very little to do with race (ethnicity, species) and a lot to do with IQ, stupidity and evil.
Here is JBP in a short extract from one of his maps of meaning lectures, talking about IQ and employment:

From the video it is evident that people are not the same.
Ergo, who in the SA government will determine which “new farmers” will “own” the farms taken from the white farmers?  Will there be criteria for qualification to receive the stolen land?
Are the political class in SA ignorant of history?
They aren’t taking any farms from other “races” although white ownership of SA farmland is about 25%.
Here is another JBP clip about the Pareto Effect and how it manifests in society:

Joe says cool your jets if you think this is too simplistic.
Joe and I know and agree – life is complex and ever changing.  Today’s “solution” may not be correct for tomorrow.  Neil Young’s 1979 album “Rust Never Sleeps” makes the point.  Life doesn’t sleep either.  Life for the most part is unconscious rampant evolutionary chaos, only restrained by the limits encountered and explored by the mindless brilliance of the recombinant DNA invention, and DNA’s microscopic tools and process team mates.
Complexity is the hallmark of life.
Humanity is another hockey sock of wet cats altogether.
We humans claim “consciousness”, and an endless litany of “rationality” separates us from the rest of life.
Joe and I aren’t entirely convinced.
The 20th Century proved that fact.
With millions and millions of corpses dead at the hands of others.
Against their will.
This was accomplished in the name of equality, for the sake of humanity.
“Equal outcome” over equal opportunity is the road to Hell.
And taking farms away from farmers to give the land to whomever is more than a step toward Hell, it is a sprint.

 

San Fransicko
Shitting and pissing in the street is legal, but possession of a drinking straw is illegal?
WTF is up with the Sicky on the Bay…..
Sultan Knish writes “San Francisco Bans Everything“.  The article introduces the reader to the outrageous Orwellian dichotomy extant in Gayville: what is allowed is topsy-turvy to common sense, and what is condemned is illogical, irrelevant, harmless, but politically supported.  From the article –
Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay.
Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald’s Happy Meal.
If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon.
North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it’s banning tour buses from visiting) has reacted to the collapse of living conditions and fleeing tourists by banning everything.
Everything except the behavior that’s making San Francisco unlivable.”
The author and creator of the Sultan Knish website, Daniel Greenfield, makes the case that San Francisco is North Korea with a tech industry –
…..”None of this would be possible without the tech industry that the city is trying to alienate. And if North Korea with a tech industry loses the dot com firms that feed its tax base, it’ll just be North Korea.
And it’s working hard to make that happen.
Another brilliant ban from the board brains would outlaw new workplace cafeterias.
“You can’t have an industrial kitchen in your office building,” declared Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who along with Supervisor Ahsha Safai, was one of the geniuses behind the idea.”
A well written, cheeky critique of progressive political ruination of a city.
Not to be outdone or ignored, Paris has already set an incredibly high bar for low life:

Joe says this problem has come to the West thanks to the Progressive agenda rolling out in every city, town, and village influenced by an intellectual or political elite.
The best way to fight back has been known for a long, long time.  An informed and virtuous citizenry is essential.
Where oh where is the public education on these matters?
Controlled by the Progressives……

 

Greg Gutfeld
Joe and I have been following Greg Gutfeld since the early days of “Red Eye”, a Fox News program that ran from 2007 – 2015 (Gutfeld as host) and 2015 – 2017 (Tom Shillue host).  Gutfeld created and hosted the best of Red Eye.
He now hosts the Greg Gutfield Show (Saturday, Fox News) and is a founding member of “The Five”, another Fox News daily show.  Nick Gillespie interviews Mr. Gutfeld for Reason magazine:

 

Joe’s Garage
We received our August natural gas bill from Fortis this week.
Summer behaviour is different.  Take a gander –
The total cost of gas was $2.63 CDN.
The total charge was $26.92 CDN.
The fucking CARBON TAX was more than the cost of gas!!!
The actual gas purchased was less than 10% of the charge.
Our bum is getting sore.
The relentless pressure for more taxation (with less rationality for the tax) is a ratchet with no relief.
Joe wonders if Vaseline™ is a legitimate tax write-off.

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Joe’s Comment – absolutely the best pirate joke ever.

“Refugee” Update
Joe and I are not opposed to helping people in dire straits.
That is, people in jeopardy of loosing their life when not a combatant or antagonist in whatever event which placed or places them in danger.
The Syrian “refugees” Chief Rainbow Socks invited into Canada are still here.
As a Canadian tax payer, Joe and I are flabbergasted at what has gone on in the name of us, a Canadian citizen.
Not only do these folks seem to spurn our Canadian hospitality, they do not include “thank you” in any discourse, nor do they (as a group) have an interest in assimilation.  Furthermore, our esteemed government is obfuscating and hiding the facts of our benevolence from We the Almost People (Canada really needs a better constitution):

The Rebel’s Sheila Gunn has more information.  She has been investigating this fiasco since the start.  You can see all of her reports here.
Joe is trying to understand what is happening.
Joe understands that by bring ungrateful adherents of Islam to Canada where they share no commonality with our culture, language, customs, climate, educational standards, human rights, religion, values (ad infinitum) we have the intention to protect them from being murdered by Muslims who DO share the same culture, language, customs, climate, educational standards, human rights, religion, values (same ad infinitum).  WTF?
If anyone in those shithole countries (Donald Trump did NOT say that, Joe did) needs saving from the mob, it is the Christians and Jews.
The mad dog segment of the Muslim population is blood thirsty and rabid, adhering to nonsense written by who the hell knows.
Anyway, if the money must be spent, spend it in situ, in their home countries, using the almighty powerful United Nations flag to protect them.
To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, they deserve to get it good and hard.
The world is insane.

 

Who Do You Love?
Remember that scary song covered by many that talks about a house made of “rattle snake hide” and other gristly things, then demands an answer to the above question?  We proffer George Thorogood’s thoroughly good version:

Joe asks, who do you love?
I ask Joe for clarification, for Joe and I are theoretical Libertarians.  We speak in riddles –
Q.  How many people are killed in automobile accidents every year in America?
A.  40,100  (2017 statistic)
Joe says that’s the population of our fine city, Vernon BC.
I say that ain’t nothin’.
Q.  How many people are killed by drug overdose every year in America?
A.  70,000+ (2017 statistic)
WTF?
Here is a graph using government statistics –

If you read the article, it may become apparent to you (as it is to Joe) that although not stated directly, government control drives the entire fiasco.
The crack down on prescription opioids such as Oxycontin drove the frenzied users to more lethal less controlled substances, the mother of all being Fentanyl.
Joe and I ask, in a “free” society, is the individual not free to pursue his or her (or its) desires unfettered by government constraint provided that said individual does not harm another or their property?
For us, that is enough law, and enough legality.
However, there are people who cannot or will not moderate their behaviour for the “common good”, whatever meaning that expression might convey.
In other words, there are evil people.
If a person is consumed with the desire to drug themselves to death, is it the responsibility of the state to prohibit, restrict, or curtail the activity of these addled folks?
In my fantasy world, everyone is intelligent, conscious, conscientious, and possessed of a large helping of “common sense”.  Libertarianism (in my fantasy world) works marvelously, because people just don’t behave like drug crazed suicidal walking dead zombie shitheads.
Joe says to me, you don’t remember your own past too well, do you?
I get upset for the same reasons every time.
Joe and I think that real evil resides with those who take fatal advantage of the weak, the stupid, the desperate, the insane.  And that special group of people, the young inexperienced children who see and hear ‘way too much ‘way too early, burdened with guilt and responsibility not earned, not justified.  These children who will replace their elders.  Who would steal their dreams?:

Yes, Joe, I do remember my own past.
Who do YOU love?

 

Mueller Mewling
The “witch hunt” for evidence of “Russian collusion” has reached stratospheric improbability.  The Trump campaign “collusion” investigation uncovers Democrat chicanery at every hyperventilated and distant connective turn.  Much like the Bill Clinton impeachment, the original objective (find evidence of “collusion” with Russia or Russian operatives), the “investigators” (Kangaroo Kourt Kabal) have wandered so far off the reservation they couldn’t be mistaken for “truth seekers”.
The entire mess is a huge waste of $$$, a point of political division, a blemish on the American judicial / political / cultural reality.
Joe says the Russians have met their objective!  Chaos on the cheap.  Headless chickens running and squawking with no definitive objective in sight.
A summary by Elizabeth Vaughn posted at the Geller Report explains for all to see (thank you Ms. Thrasher) how obvious it appears to be: those who object most vehemently have the most to hide.
Ms. Vaughn’s article includes a scathing overview by Mark Levin of the personnel implicated and disgraced at the FBI and the DOJ for their complicity in politicizing what should be law and order enforcement, nothing more.
All this to demonize and depreciate a man who upset the liberal-progressive apple cart by winning a race he couldn’t win.
Joe and I enjoyed a recent podcast by Scott Adams (Dilbert cartoonist) where he comments on his recent meet and greet with President Donald Trump:

Joe agrees with Mr. Adams.  There is more here than meets the jaundiced eye of public opinion.  D.J. Trump has skills that are an order of magnitude above those available to the hoi polloi of political players surrounding him.

 

Diet Detective (on-going)
Joe and I continue our “carnivore” diet regime.
A funny thing happened on the way to wellness……
We have more energy.  Approaching 30 pound weight reduction (230+ pounds).
Rarely feel hungry.
Still consuming beer.
September will be the month of no beer, just carnivore diet (meat + water).
We continue our investigation of proper nutrition.
The following interview of Nina Teicholz by Joe Rogan is very revealing of the sources and misconceptions about nutrition foisted on the public by government fiat.  Very disconcerting to Joe.  Me too.
All we want is to optimize our remaining years by tuning our diet.
Is that too much to ask?:

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