Sunday Rant – 2221



Joe’s Comment – I’ve been replacing the engine in a ’72 Ford F100 XLT Ranger for a while now.  The old engine came out almost a month ago.  The three possible replacement engines quickly became a choice of one.
Then there was the brake issue.  And the carburetor issue.  And the 14 year old 1/2 tank of gas to pump out issue.  And lots more issues, too numerous to enumerate.  I’d like to get on with the other 30+ projects in the yard, but the shop is full of this –
Maybe this week will be the ticket…..



Quick Dick McDick
Well, QDMcD really did it this time.
This man should be running the country.
Strike that thought – he’s doing great work as Canada’s and Saskatchewan’s ambassador of common sense and good will.
He’s a little off key (like many of us), but right on time.
Musically too:


Eva Vlaardingerbroek
That is quite a handle to read.
Joe had to sit down and rest after trying to pronounce it.
Despite our puny attempt at cultural humor, we think this young woman will be a force to reckon with in coming years.
Joe and I will add her to the short list of folks we access to hear about the death of European culture.
Her challenge to European governance will be delivered through the Ub2b channel “Riks“.
What is special about Eva Vlaardingerbroek?
She is Dutch, living in Sweden.
Her English is very good.
She is anti-woke, anti-feminist, and pro West (as the West once was, and still is in many minds – not as it is declining into).
This video is her Riks introduction to her platform, which is a program called “Let’s Talk About It”:

The following video is her “red pill” moment discussion, from episode 2:

We also found her on BitChute, but not to the extent of the Ub2b Riks channel.
Nothing in Rumble.
Joe and I are white and heterosexual and male and old; all the things the Woke like to hate.
We have an affinity to and for Europe.
Although we have never been there, our family lines, both paternal and maternal are of European origin.
Because of our own limitations (we speak a primitive form of English and try to write it too), it is a treat to find European news that we can understand, outside of England.
Blame it on the Bossa Nova.




Dolores Cahill
Professor Dolores Cahill is interviewed by Mike Ryan of Asia Pacific Today.
This is the latest Joe and I could find from this renowned virologist.
The camps are divided.
Joe and I will NOT take this “vaccine”, for it is not a vaccine.
We refuse to participate in this world-wide guinea pig “trial” of an unproven biological technology.
Others we know have taken the “Fauci prick”, and are anticipating their second course.  (Joe says “Fauci prick” is a double entendre).
Professor Cahill is the president of The World Doctor’s Alliance (150,000 medical professionals), and president of The World Freedom Alliance (110 countries).
She is vehemently opposed to this pogrom undermining the health of the People.
She believes this world-wide effort to vaccinate everyone is immoral and illegal, the coercion is inhumane, and she is working diligently to stop it through information sharing, organizing, and through the legal apparatus.
Joe and I listen to her.
Christ on a Moped, she’s a fan of Dr. Patrick Moore!
That’s enough for us.
We will go with the science, so bring it on!
Let free speech, debate, and data lead the discussion:

Hidden Agenda?
Dr. Peter McCullough is interviewed by Tucker Carlson.
The good doctor talks about treatment.
And the two papers he and colleagues published about their COVID data analysis that are the most referenced in the world.
He seems a very decent sort, with an ethical backbone.
It is very hard for him to even suggest there is some political hanky-panky pulling the strings on the “you’re all gonna die if you don’t do as we say” puppet show:

Here is the same interview on BitChute (for posterity, and because Ub2b):

Tucker Carlson
Joe and I think Mr. Carlson cannot last much longer at Fox News.
Fox has turned hard left from our perspective – we saw it happening a step at a time since the Murdoch boys took over their dad’s toy.
In the following short segment from Wednesday evening’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” program, he manages to expose Fauci (aka Fraudci) for the despicable political serpent he is, cast aspersions on the Biden Administration for protecting China, prohibiting an on-going investigation into COVID-19 origins, and for ignoring their own “subject matter experts” by keeping them ill advised.  All while presenting the work of others with no dog in the hunt in a positive light.
Not bad for 10 minutes work:

Angela Lanyon’s COVID Experience (to date)

Mrs. Lanyon is 90 years old.
She became a teenager during the Second World War.
Her husband died when she was 36, leaving her with 3 boys to raise, alone.
In a declining England.
She is not rich, or powerful, or “important”.
Joe says she’s an honorary mud pecker – a person doing the best she can in difficult times.
I think she’s well above average.
She is not afraid of COVID, and her memories are a danger to the powers that be, the powers imposing draconian measures to “manage” a slightly nasty flu virus.
She knows what life was like then and now.
She is cognizant of the imposition on free will and liberty.
AJ Kay interviewed Angela.  The bits of the interview can be read here, at Collateral Global.
Here is a quote that we found most poignant, very human –

I do know three people who have died.  They were all very old, they all had something else wrong with them, and they all caught it in hospital.
I know it sounds awfully hard, but if you’re old and you’re sick, you’re going to die, and trying to keep people alive indefinitely is not necessarily a kind thing. Especially when keeping them alive requires social isolation. Social isolation is horrible.  We used to put people in solitary confinement for punishment. Now they put them in to protect them. It doesn’t make sense. I dare say, in the times to come, people will look at this as a form of physical abuse, just the same way they did when we were chaining up mentally ill people in the 18th century. It’s abuse and neglect.
I have one friend who is in a situation like me; she lives on her own and she hasn’t seen anybody.  She has been completely left alone. And since she was supposed to be specially shielded, they just would leave a parcel of food at her gate once a week. Now, if that isn’t abuse and that isn’t cruelty, I don’t know what is.”

Joe and I are 72 years and counting.  Angela’s words ring loud and true to our ears.  The meaning of life is not to stay alive at any cost, for all lives end.
That is a waste of time.
We all know that life’s end starts at our birth (Roger Whittaker ref. “The First Hello, the Last Goodbye“).
Strip away the qualities that make human existence divine, to constrain dimension, curtail emotion, abandon freedom, isolate and divide – all to prolong life – is to reduce human existence to a simple measure of endurance.
Life is precious and rare (nowhere else in the known universe), simultaneously ubiquitous and common.  A bit conundrum-ish, or conundrum-y.
We side with Angela.  Freedom is a personal metric.  Age brings experience, and if you are lucky, wisdom.  At 90 years of age, if Angela be of sound mind and sound body, are not the choices of how to live her choices alone?
Another quote from Angela about civil liberties denied –

I’m very concerned about what are known as civil liberties – and you’re very hot on civil liberties in America, and quite rightly so, and once you lose them – and we did lose them and are losing them – it’s very difficult to get them back.
My husband fought in the war, and he didn’t fight for me to be locked up.”

Her personal feeling about the reaction by government to the “pandemic” is skepticism, and her reflection on the damage done is sobering –

I think it was a whole load of rubbish, to be honest. Because older people ought to be able to make our own decisions. This is what democracy’s about, isn’t it? Why am I not allowed to decide what is right for me? I’ve lived this long. You’d think I could manage.  The feeling that I couldn’t actually contact my children and I couldn’t cuddle them, and I couldn’t put my arms around them, and no one could put their arms around me was unbelievable.
I get a bag of books from the library once a month because, of course, I can’t get there now. One time, the library lady delivered them and was standing on the path and I was standing in my doorway. Along came a police car and it stopped and watched us until she went away. I think that’s awful.
There are lots of freedoms and civil liberties for which people have died, not just in this last war but in wars reaching back a long time ago.  It goes all the way back to the Magna Carta. Those principles are what I’m afraid that we have forgotten in this country, and I wonder if we should ever be free again. We are not being governed by elected representatives.  We are being governed by so-called ‘experts’, who are medical experts, and they don’t even agree with each other.
The Witchcraft Act, which was enacted in year 16-something, was not repealed until 1954. That’s a long time to have an Act there.  How long are we going to hang on to this one before we can have our lives back? How long until people start demanding them back?  What’s even more frightening is that we have willingly given them up. And this is such a huge mistake.  A huge mistake.
And I think we will regret it in future years.”

The sentence in bold above is our insertion.  The f-ing police watching a 90 year old woman talking to a library book deliverer with what particular intent?
Our heart goes out to Angela.
She is writing the last chapters of her life.
The intrusion of government bureaucratic heavy-handed tyranny shouldn’t have a role to play.  Life is hard enough without dangerous and stupid twats meddling about.

Kary Mullis (R.I.P.)
The PCR test (polymerase chain reaction) is NOT valid to determine COVID illness, or any other illness.
Says who?
Says Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel Prize for his invention of the PCR process.
Celia Farber is a journalist who happened to interview Kary Mullis years ago.
You can read her article about why she knows Kary Mullis would NOT endorse the use of PCR testing for COVID here.
She quotes Dr. Mullis saying “Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I don’t mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it.” –Kary Mullis, Inventor of Polymerase Chain Reaction
Ms. Farber says “True “science” (the nature of the natural world) is never bad news. Globalist science is nothing but bad news.”
Follow the link.  Read Ms. Farber’s article.
You will be better informed for doing so.
Here is Celia Farber in two videos with more information about COVID and the “mysteries surrounding it”:


Jason Siler
The city of Chicago has a radical black lesbian feminist as mayor.
Her name is Lori Lightfoot, and she’s a humdinger extraordinaire (heavy sarcasm alert).
Joe says she’s scary looking, too.
Ms. Lightfoot has a habit of making headlines with poor legislation, politicization of racism, ignoring facts and data and science; she’s an angry mess of a fearless Democrat leader.
Her latest crusade, her latest gaff, is decreeing there are not enough black journalists at City Hall.
Joe says using that logic, Chicago needs a ton more white murderers and assorted criminals.  Maybe adjust the Bears (football) and Bulls (basketball) and Blackhawks (hockey) populations accordingly.  We aren’t familiar enough with the philharmonic or opera company to make a comment.  Our conjecture is that UofC might need a bunch more black folks to adjust their population demographic.
Joe considers her to be a silly twat, which is strong language for Joe.
I, on the other hand, will keep my own counsel.
Jason Siler, of Blue Collar Logic takes her actions and logic apart.
You might feel the onset of schadenfreude.  Dismiss that feeling; Ms. Lightfoot believes she is noble and righteous.  She just doesn’t see things the way we do:


Alex Epstein
Mr. Epstein is a philosopher.
We have featured him interviewing Dr. Patrick Moore as recently as Sunday Rant 2021.
He was given an opportunity to address the American Congress.
This is his 5 minute presentation, given to Congress on 19th May, 2021, and posted to Ub2b on the 26th of May, 2021.
You can read his testimony here.  We post both because Ub2b.
His website is called “EnergyTalkingPoints“:


Musical Interlude

Lanie Gardner has a terrific voice.
She appears to be an amateur.
I had to listen to Stevie Nicks right away to figure if it was a pantomime or lip-sync.  Stevie has an interesting vibrato.  Lanie does a fabulous cover with no obvious “chemical assistance”.
Joe wonders if it is the cranberry juice that gives her that amazing clarity.
We both raised our eyebrows at the total views – over 16 million!
A DuckDuckGo search revealed her version of Dreams has been viewed over 44 million times across social media platforms.
Seems Joe and I have popular taste, for Lanie’s version is every bit as good as Stevie’s:

Total views is a magnetic indicator – does it denote quality or talent?
Here’s a little song that was recorded by “The King” over 50 years ago.
Some smartypants (his estate?) posted it to Ub2b in 2013.
It has been viewed over 282 million times.
We had a cousin Jackie who was completely stricken with Elvis fever.
Joe and I understand:

Another dead guy who made a huge impact with his powerful lyrics and unique delivery.
If you thought Elvis’ total views was impressive, check out this John Denver classic – over 372 million views.

The above Elvis and John Denver songs are posted on Ub2b channels, and their total views were garnered over 8 years.
Here’s an impressive total – over 243 million in under 5 years.
Joe and I are responsible for at least a dozen (maybe more) of those views:

We had a think….. what are the biggest numbers?
We had another think….. do the big numbers count for anything other than a big number?
So we asked a question or two, and got an answer or two.
Here is a Ub2b video that counts down the top 30 “most viewed” videos as of December 31st, 2019.  We watched the countdown for as long as we could stomach.  The number Uno, the Big Cheese, the Top Dog (et cetera) was a song called “Despacito” by a Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.  A blend of salsa and latin rhythms.  Sit down for this – 6.5+ BILLION VIEWS.
Joe and I have never heard it.  It is not memorable.  It is full of people and movement and not much talent or message.  WTF is wrong with them?  Or is it Joe and me…….
We looked it up as of today, 30th May, 2021.  An astounding 7.3+ BILLION VIEWS!!!  We thought we should watch the entire video…. and here it is:

The song is sung in Spanish.  The English translation reinforces what we suspected from watching the video: it is banal and sexually charged.  All the happy boys and girls are horny.  Joe says low IQ stuff.  I say the average IQ of the world population is approx. 88 based on the info here.
The prison population of America has an average IQ approx. one standard deviation below average.
Joe and I have concluded that the most popular song on Ub2b (by views) is “thug music”.  And we admit, the women in the video are very appealing – healthy, sexy, perhaps fast too! (a Gordon Lightfoot reference).
We are too tired and lazy tonight.
We’ll have to find out the truth at a later date.
We expect there is a connection between IQ and music preference.
And that my friends makes us a RACIST!!!


Joe’s Garage

Dr. Pran Yoganathan
Joe and I always like to learn a bit more about our four or five fathers.
You know, the early people that we came out of millenia ago.
The following video is a presentation made by Dr. Yoganathan about his expertise: the human gut.
Who knew?
Evolution has been kind to us humans:

Tim Allen
Joe and I have been fans of Mr. Allen for decades.
“Last Man Standing” was especially meaningful to us, although his early stand-up comedy set the bar quite high.
An honorary mud pecker.
We also have great respect for Hillsdale College, a bastion of conservative based education.
Tim Allen gave the commencement address this year, the 169th commencement at Hillsdale.  Joe and I think it touched his soul:

Joe and I stumbled upon this interesting graphical representation of what atoms look like.
Of course, they don’t look like this at all.
But if they did, this is what they would look like.
Having cleared all that up, there are more interesting videos about physics at the Ub2b channel created by Henry Reich – MinutePhysics:

Next Generation Space Station
Joe Scott gives a brief history of man’s success in building habitats in orbit around the planet.
Then he discusses known future projects and plans to expand into space from all the major players and prospective others.
Joe and I wonder what our blood pressure would be living with the best damn view in all the universe?
Mr. Scott has a Ub2b channel  – “Answers with Joe“:




This week a departure into psychology with Jordan Peterson and Theodore Dalrymple (aka Anthony Malcolm Daniels).
Joe and I describe ourself (and kindred souls) as “Mud Pecker”.
The title of this discussion is “Life at the Bottom”.
Is there a connection?
No, not at all.
What Joe and I mean is persons close to the ground, i.e., common folk who have no aspirations about power and fame and wealth and narcissistic pursuits at a global hedonistic harmful level.  People who want to go about their lives relatively anonymous and let others be.
What Dr. Peterson and Dr. Daniels are talking about are broken folks without the wherewithal to function in the culture (or a culture, if you believe there are many).  For whatever reason, these folks are ill equipped, dark minded, resentful, desperate.
Our assumption would be IQ and/or mental aberrance have a lot of causality in the outcome.
We also assume the progressive / liberal view that minimizes individual responsibility plays a center stage role in life at the bottom:



This week in Vernon BC the weather has been very good.
A few rainy moments, hours even, but no Monsoon.
Lots of sun.
Some cloud.
Joe is relaxed and enjoying his favorite beverage these days – a cup of cream with some hot tea mixed in.
Winter is a bad memory for him.
The days continue to be longer each and every one.
All is well when the sun shines.
Today, Sunday, ended with a blanket overcast.
Will tomorrow be rain and misery?
We are the sunshine twins, the more sun the merrier.
Bring it on…..


Joe (Tea and Cream) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez is somewhat obscure this week –


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