Sunday Rant – 1721



Joe’s Comment – All worthy thoughts.


To PN (Personal Network)
Joe and I like the closing statement Jericho Green uses to complete his videos: “You know how it goes: I try to be done with the Left, but they just won’t let me“.
What we don’t like is how absolutely valid this statement is – because the loss of liberty and freedom which accompanies a tyrannical Progressive agenda is always next.
Our Sunday Rant is a review of the week.  What attracts our attention.  How we respond to events.  Some humor (or humour for nous sommes Canadiennes), some technology (Joe loves him some tech!), some science, some music, some of what makes life worth the living.
A quote from St. Augustine of Hippo captures our current state of mind –  
Joe and I are pissed.
Our anger has been on display in this rant for many years.
We have plenty of anger, a cornucopia of anger.
Courage is another issue.
Like “The Little Engine That Could“, we think we can, we think we can!
Unfortunate for us, we aren’t sure when courage is required.
Or what to do and how much courage and which hill to die on.
The latest absolute piss off is social media suppressing a study on the efficacy of masks, purportedly published by Stanford University.
Whether Stanford U. published the paper (Stanford denies it) or not, THERE IS A PAPER!
With a little (that is, not much) effort, we found it.  You can found it too, here.
The paper is the work of Baruch Vainshelboim, an Israeli doctor who briefly studied at Stanford.  Stanford is denying they published the paper, and their lack of support for it is evident.  But they do NOT discredit the paper.
If you take the time, like Joe and I did, to register with SCRIBD then download the paper, you will read what this researcher learned about masks.  Nothing new, by the by, just affirmation of what was already known.
Here is a quote from the paper:
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.” – CRediT authorship contribution statement Baruch Vainshelboim: Conceptualization, Data curation, Writing original draft.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, our daft fearless leaders keep breaking the law with all the coercive power vested or not in their positions.
Joe and I don’t have a modicum of compassion for these dolts.
Here are two very interesting and important videos about what in the world is happening in the medical industry.
Henceforth referred to as the Medical Industrial Complex.
First, Dr. Carrie Madej and Dr. Andrew Kaufman discuss the hanky-panky the medical industrial complex is conniving in the back rooms with governments everywhere.
Joe and I are furious.
We talk about the world’s various and sundry “Nazi Scientists®” peeking under doG’s skirt with impunity.  Time to get control of this research…..
Why oh why do we continue to frighten the children?
We are waiting for justice to grind the politicians, the governments, and the dread medical industrial complex into molecular dust.
Joe says we may run out of time, waiting for the miracle:

Second, Professor Dolores Cahill tells all (thank you Ms. E. Thrasher).
Joe and I wonder why this information is not front page news around the world.
Well, we don’t know about the rest of the world.
What about the Western World™?
The good doctor and her cabal have forced the Irish government to correct the COVID-19 death statistics.  Listen to the video.  The real number causes the audience to gasp.  This is courage.
We are fans of heroes like Dr. Dolores Cahill.
She is leading a crusade to call the medical community to be accountable (including your personal doctor).  Prophylactic and therapeutic methods exist and are proven.  Your doctor is responsible to prescribe them.  At point of law.
Joe has been arguing for accountability from government and the medical industrial complex for a long time….
Malfeasance is a wonderful word and a terrible condemnation.
Misprision is harder to say, just as hard to spell, and equally deserving of condemnation.
Live long and prosper you wonderful woman (Joe likes the fur collar on her jacket, too):

Sorry for the upper case…..


Rudyard Kipling
Joe and I don’t much like the bad rap given to Rudyard Kipling.
From our perspective, he told it much as it was.
Joe says it still is as it was, muchly.
Here is the poem called “Gods of the Copybook Headings“.
Vaticination to our mind.
Read it and see if you agree –


Alberta Doctors With Balls (i.e. Moxie, testicular fortitude, courage)
Joe and I have been yodeling for over a year about the foolish and dangerous use of face diaper masks to stop the spread of a virus.
We have bitched about the inconsistency and lack of a concrete plan that works for We The People, sadly lacking from the various levels of government.
We have groused about the government’s ham-handed, daft, blundering, cudgel-like, ineffective and deadly (think New York) approach to a problem they don’t understand.
We signed on to the Great Barrington Declaration early, and beak off about it to this very day.
We haven’t worn a mask.
We post copious information on our rant about the so-called “pandemic”.
Aren’t we the Crusader of the Week™?
Why do we care and do and say what we do?
It’s like this…..
Unlike millions of others, Joe and I (especially Joe) paid attention in Biology and Chemistry and Physics and Math and any other class we took that had to do with reality.
We recently were gifted a copy of “Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook” Sixth Edition 1984 (thank you Ricky D.).  It has 27 sections, totaling 2,232 pages of information, data, processes, and is the sum and total of what was known at the time about the beautiful study of chemistry (not the kind of chemistry with arrows and hearts and flowers and chocolates and mooing songs).
Similarly, there exist compilations of Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Geology, et cetera (mostly the work of Judeao-Christian white MEN from the Western culture – but that is another argument).
A current used hard-cover copy of the “Chemistry and Physics Handbook” 100th Edition 2019-2020 can be had for several hundred American dollars.
These brilliant works did not pop out of a chicken’s ass!
Thousands of men and women have toiled for centuries to produce this knowledge, some at the cost of their lives.
For the sake of humanity, look at the fucking science before tarring and feathering indiscriminately!
Joe adds that when you know who the culprit(s) is/are, do NOT hesitate – tar and feather with extreme prejudice.
Part of the problem is that Canada, like most of the Western nations, is supposedly a “nation of laws”.
What utter BullShit!
The very first thing our fearless leaders do in an apocalypse, a tsunami, a pandemic, disaster, an outrageous act of nature….. a war….. the very first thing they do is BYPASS THE LAW.
What can we do?
We’re sure many would like to tar and feather a bumbling bureaucrat or politician.
Alas.  As soon as you vanquish one of these parasites, these leaches, these hogs at the trough, even more pop up out of nowhere.  Like the fabled Lernean Hydra.
We’re more civilized.
We can get behind a class action suit against the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments for child abuse, breach of law, infringement of freedom and free speech, and whatever else the legal buzzards can hallucinate.
And boy oh boy can those legal buzzards hallucinate – we refer to the current American Tragedy re: Dereck Chauvin.  What a crock of shit, and miscarriage of that much maligned term “Justice”.
A class action suit will take decades and will be lost in the fog of history almost immediately, or as soon as the next crisis pops.  And pop it will…..
Joe and I listened to these Alberta doctors who have the temerity to challenge our overlords with facts, data, information, and proven solutions.
Joe says these men are very brave and deserving of recognition.
On the left is Dr. Rodger Hodkinson, on the right is Dr. Dennis Modry.
If you watch this video do your family, friends, and neighbors a good deed – send the video to them, have them watch it, then engage in polite but firm conversation.
To Dr. Hodkinson and Dr. Modry, bravo and well said!:


Human Cell
Joe and I are big fans of technology.
We are a “gear head” – any sort of machine that does work for humans is as interesting as all get out.
This picture is frickin’ amazing! –

I see a complexity that challenges the best the cognizant, creative, collaborative, and conscious mind of humanity has ever concocted.
Joe sees a colorful city from 20,000 feet (6,096 metres).
Sometimes Joe lacks imagination…..


Dr. Chris Knobbe
Joe and I have included subject matter experts on vegetable, fruit, and nut oils in past rants.
Dr. Chris Knobbe is passionate about seed and grain oils.
He suspects (and data supports) the theory that modern diseases like heart attacks and obesity are caused by excessive consumption of the wrong sort of fat.
We agree.
The spectacular ability of humans to survive while consuming a vast variety of edibles is a double-edged sword.
Yes, humans can survive on inferior and downright deadly foodstuffs, but the perfect diet is comprised of more selective sources of nutrition.
There is some convincing data for contemplation in this video, “Diseases of Civilization: Are Seed Oil Excesses the Unifying Mechanism?:


Popeye the Sailor Man
What can we say?
One of our favorite characters.
Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall brought new meaning to our fav sailor.
One of our favorite movies.
From the website “Nobody Asked Me“, a story about the real Popeye:
“His real name was Frank “Rocky” Fiegel. He was born in 1868 in Poland and, as a child, immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled down in a small town in Illinois.  As a young man, Rocky went to sea.  After a 20 year career as a sailor in the Merchant Marines, Fiegel retired.  He was later hired by Wiebusch’s Tavern in the city of Chester, Illinois as a ‘Bouncer’  to maintain order in the rowdy bar.
Rocky quickly developed a reputation for always being involved in fighting ( and usually winning)..  As a result, he had a deformed eye (“Pop-eye”). He also ‘always’ smoked his pipe, so he always spoke out of one side of his mouth.  In his spare time as a Bouncer, Rocky would entertain the customers by regaling them with exciting stories of adventures he claimed to have had over his career as a sailor crossing the ‘Seven Seas.’
The creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, grew up in Chester and, as a young man, met Rocky at the tavern  and would sit for hours listening to the old sailor’s  amazing ‘sea’ stories.’  Years later, Segar became a cartoonist and developed a comic strip called ‘Thimble Theater.’  He honoured Fiegel him by asking if he could model his new comic strip character, ‘Popeye the Sailor Man,’ after him.  Naturally Fiegel was flattered and agreed.
Segar claimed that ‘Olive Oyl,’ along with other characters, was also loosely based on an actual person.  She was Dora Paskel, owner of a small grocery store in Chester. She apparently actually looked much like the Olive Oyl character in his comics.  He claimed she even dressed much the same way.
Through the years, Segar kept in touch with Rocky and always helped him with money; giving him a small percentage of what he earned from his ‘Popeye’ illustrations.”


Gad Saad
A great Canadian.
Joe and I have featured Gad Saad in our rant many times before.
The sarcasm is strong in this one:


Sky News AU
Joe and I are fans of Australia’s Sky News channel.
As one of the commenters, Chuy Gonzalez, pointed out, “That awkward moment when Australian news is more credible coverage on America than American news outlets“.
Take a gander and see if you agree:


Dr. Shawn Baker
Wednesday Dr. Baker talked about the futility of using a mask.
Joe and I are not orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Baker is an orthopedic surgeon.
Joe and I have worn a mask in the past; up to and including N95 type.
At the end of the day, that substance you are trying to prohibit from entering your nose or mouth coats your face and nostrils and lips.
Joe says if it gets that far, maybe some gets inside too…..
Our story is our story.
Listen to Dr. Baker:

Another gem from Dr. Baker on Thursday.
He surmises that the W.H.O. (World Health Organization) has changed the definition of herd immunity.
Instead of natural immunity won by exposure and recovery, the W.H.O. is suggesting the herd immunity will be accomplished with a vaccine (or series of vaccines).
Joe and I aren’t experts; we’re Mud Peckers.
Us Mud Peckers have been way down the hierarchy of social impotence importance since the dawn.  Near the bottom, we reckon.
Natural immunity via exposure and recovery has been our modus.
Joe and I think the W.H.O. is more political than medical, more tyrannical than cooperative.
We also think that those Curious Georges, those Nazi Scientists©, those who “boldly go where no man has gone before” by peeking under doG’s skirt, are potentially endangering all of humanity.
Joe and I don’t know how this essential research (must be done) can be done safely, ethically, morally, and humanly.  We don’t give a fig about legally – when has the law ever stopped a criminal?  Maybe like pornography and art and music, we’ll know it when we see it and hear it.
Here is the Thursday morning Dr. Baker wake-up call:

A good week for the good doctor.
This is Sunday’s video, where Shawn interviews Frank Fitzpatrick, a regenerative ranching practitioner.  The man knows his business.  His ranch is 5 Bar Beef in Orange County, CA.
What is it with progressives and vegans and other idealists who cannot leave the rest of us alone to follow our own path?
Government forced vegetarianism?
Joe says eat shit, government:


A choice from many we watched this week.
This is a great Ub2b channel (We Are Top):


Steven Crowder
Joe and I wax and wane in our following of Steven Crowder.
He and his crew have a Ub2b channel here.
They recently won a court case against Ub2b: there is a good chance this particular video will be available for some time.
This episode appealed to us.
Your mileage may differ:


Joe’s Garage

Hell’s Gate
There is an off road park in Moab, Utah.
Hell’s Gate is a very steep narrow pass in that park.
The vehicle is a stock F250 4X4.
Joe says it is a curiosity that people do this for fun.
I think it is cool how everyone is working to help this happen.
We both think it is very cool when they cheer.
Joe wonders where the footage is of unsuccessful attempts:


P.L.U.T.O., Bambi, and Dumbo
The Second World War was a hotbed of technological innovation and advancement.
One of the logistical challenges of the D-Day invasion of Normandy (Operation Overlord) was the supply of millions of gallons of fuel (that would be Imperial gallons, Spanky) to keep the war machines in action.
Some brilliant Englishmen suggested building a pipeline from England to France.
Why the hell not?
And they did.
Bambi came first, then Dumbo.
Here is a brief video about the project with plenty o’ actual film footage.
Joe and I have nothing but admiration and praise for English smartypants-ing:









This Sunday sermon Jordan Peterson and Bishop Robert Baron have a conversation about the value of Christianity in the modern world.
This conversation took place in March of 2021.
Joe and I have conflicting thoughts about Organized Religion™.
We were also raised and educated in an ever lefting (left turning?) progressive country.
Many thoughts and beliefs we have had need to be re-examined.
Much like the Straw Man in The Wizard of Oz, we wish we only had a brain:

Both men make sense.  They agree and they disagree.  At no point was there confrontation.  There was beaucoup effort to clarify and define each point of contention.  A pleasure to listen to, even though the subject matter is lofty:



This week in Vernon BC has been cooler than the week before!
Are we regressing, returning to Winter?
No, ’cause it still hasn’t rained says Joe.
I says WTF are you talking about, Joe?
Joe muttered something.
He’s not too compatible when it isn’t hot and sunny.
Me, I got through the cloudy chilly week A-OK.
One more week and April is kaput.
That is, one more week toward Summer!
And as Joe said, it hasn’t rained yet.
Gotta love dry.
More sun would be better.


Joe (sweater again!) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez is a honey badger –




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