Sunday Rant – 2518


Joe’s Comment – So far, so good.  Used to be “just under 6 feet”.  Now I’m 5’10”.  Talking to a friend who is 85 years old this year.  He is starting to look old.  I was thinking 85 is damn old.  Then I did the math.  A short sweet 16 years from now……  That’s how long I’ve been retired!


Intellectual Froglegs
Joe Dan Gorman has been mistreated by YoubeTube.
His product, Intellectual Froglegs, is viewed by the censors of YoubeTube as somehow threatening to somebody somewhere somehow for sure.
In Joe’s world, that is a badge of honor.
Joe Dan has had the same message for as long as we have tuned in to Intellectual Froglegs.  Playing guitar like ringing a bell…..
From somewhere else on the Internet, here is the Red Tsunami:


Canadian Premiers
Joe and I needed to watch this primer / review of the Premiers now in office in each of the Canadian provinces and territories.
We enjoyed very much NOT hearing the name of the previous Ontario premier.
Thank you J.J. McCullough:


The Border Child “Crisis”
Joe and I have been watching.
And screaming at the television.
What an unabashed giant stinking load in political diapers.
JBP says violence/unrest is due to differences of affluence (and the dreaded testosterone).
Third World shitholes run by dictators perpetuate evil without repercussion.
The poor and/or stupid continue to believe in magic.
The human predators grow stronger with each life they ruin.
Mother’s sending their daughters on a dangerous journey with “morning after pills” knowing damn well their child may be raped before reaching America.
Democrats frothing at the mouth.
MSM agitating for nothing short of overthrowing the laws of the land….
Of course the best decisions are made under emotional hysteria!  Who wouldn’t argue that choices elicited via duress are flawless?  Are beyond reproach?
Not Joe or me…..
Some important background information on how this situation festered into an International Outrage®.  An history at the Daily Signal outlines the sad progression of flawed legal precedent compounded by political impotence, tactless unethical compromise, with a dollop of twisted jurisprudence on top.  No cherry…..  A quote from the article:
This issue of alien children being separated from their parents who are being prosecuted for illegal entry also should be kept in perspective. Our justice system doesn’t refuse to arrest, prosecute, and jail citizens when they break the law because they happen to have children.
As Peter Kirsanow, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, points  out, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that more than 20,000 children were placed in foster care in 2016 because of “Parent Incarceration”.
None of those protesting against the Trump administration seem concerned that 10 times more American children than the 2,000 alien children cited in the Associated Press report were separated from their parents in 2016 because of violations of the law by their parents.
As Kirsanow says, it is “regrettable” children are separated from their parents. But “people who cross the border illegally have committed a crime, and one of the consequences of being arrested and detained is, unfortunately, that their children cannot stay with them.”
It is not Trump who is responsible for this.”
The article lays out the facts.
Facts that no one seems the least bit interested in knowing.
Here is a first hand story from Mathew Lee Witt, an EMT professional who has been helping children at the border for 15 years.
His description of what is actually happening decries the breathless sky is falling screeching heard from all corners of the culture.
To lay this oozing pustular abscess at the feet of the current president is blatant political obfuscation.  Oh look!  We fucked up!
Wait a minute, the buck stops here, there, everywhere….
From DC Whispers website, some inside talk from PDT (President Donald Trump) to the Republican caucus / representatives in man-to-man face-to-face in your grill real time no foolin’ shit or get off the pot talk……
Some marching orders from The Boss –
UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.”
UPDATE #2: “We all know what it is. It’s fake. Fake news. CNN…it’s fake. The pictures…that was Obama’s, during his administration, not mine. You can’t let it scare you. That’s what they want. That’s why they do it. This law, you just need to change it if you don’t like it. And that’s the way it is. I’m not here to save you. I’m here to let you know I’ll support you but you have to do something. Or not. But if you don’t do something don’t come crying to me about it okay? Right?”
UPDATE #3: “Why is this coming up now? I mean, it’s so obvious am I right? Mitch knows. The economy, jobs, North Korea, there’s so much great news they had to do the fake news. I’m not saying the pictures aren’t bad. They’re bad. Certainly not good. They make it look bad. You have to do something. You have to work together. It could be such a big, beautiful thing if you did that. The Democrats won’t help. We all know that. They think this is good for them. We’ll see about that. But doing something, working together, isn’t that why you’re here? It should be. And if you don’t do that and November doesn’t work out for you then I’m sorry but you shouldn’t be here. Go do nothing somewhere else. You bring me something (a bill) that makes sense and I’ll sign it. It’s so simple. It should be. But it has to make sense. It has to be good for the American people. This isn’t rocket science folks. It really isn’t. Figure it out.”
Joe and I highlighted pertinent forceful sentiments.
This President has learned some mighty big lessons in his life leading up to his current role.  From what we read above he is another Johnny B. Goode, and is ringing his crystal clear bell.
Even the fucking ants on a milkweed plant know in order to prosper they must “husband” the aphids or perish.
To Joe and I, the “Never Trump” Republicans and the Democrats under Pelosi and Schumer would rather kill the aphids if it means the downfall of PDT.
In the case of PDT he understands the reality of what makes America great.
He also understands what makes it not great, and who is not making it great.
Unlike the store-bought politicians who surround him, he knows who makes it great too.  A hint….. it ain’t politicians.
Joe and I are bona fide “Dirt People”.
We offer anyone willing to listen a sage homily: succumbing to hysteria is cowardly.  Find some facts, do some thinking, calibrate your prejudice before you condemn any particular entity as “Adolf Hitler™”.
After all, Adolf was a progressive artist.  John F. Kennedy admired the man.
The sheer volume of the detained and separated children is a catastrophe.
To make this a political pissing contest is a moral blunder.
Joe and I think there is no solution until the Foreign Policy of the U.S. of A. is more active, more aggressive against nations with abysmal human rights records.
The “migration” is happening for a reason.
To Joe and I it is simple.  Are you on the side of good or the side of evil?


Dr. Bill Warner
Joe and I are fans of Dr. Warner.
He has been crystal clear in his perspective for over 10 years of watching his presentations.
Definitely the “Johnny B. Goode” Sunday Rant theme.
This is a brief update from Dr. Warner about hate speech vs facts and reason.
His YoubeTube channel is still up.  For how long?  Only the visionaries at YoubeTube can answer that question.
His website is the “Center for the Study of Political Islam“:


J. Philippe Rushton
Joe and I have featured Dr. Rushton presentations in this rant previously.
He and his fiance / co-worker (she is an anthropologist, he is a psychologist) work together to produce scientific data regarding race.
Big no-no topic.
This particular presentation is titled “Race Differences in Brain Size”.  We found the information very interesting.  And supportive of the evolutionary perspective.  This is a 2012 video we hadn’t seen before.
Dr. Rushton has more presentations that can be found on YoubeTube or the “Australian Realist” website or the “American Renaissance” website.
You will see the work of many prominent scientists presented at these websites.
The critics of Dr. Rushton and his cohort accuse them of racism.
Joe and I don’t see it that way.
This is real science, the science of biodiversity.
We have spent many hours watching this fascinating research and data:


Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
The following is a brief perspective from John Stossel about the profound (to some) message Dr. Peterson is broadcasting, more effectively than ever.
Q.  How can you tell when the message is true?
A.  When time passes and the message becomes more valid each time it is challenged:

In Rock & Roll paraphrasing (with apologies to Chuck Berry) Jordan Peterson keeps “talkin’ that talk like ringin’ a bell”.  Jordan B. good!:


The New Beauty
Joe and I have never watched the “Miss America” pageant.
Not that we are opposed to celebrating beauty.
Much like organized religion, we don’t resonate with the “organized” part.
Joe says big money ruined hockey, baseball, football, and _________ (name your sport of choice).  It is fine if you don’t agree.
Joe says beauty is in the eye of the beholder, same as religion is in the mind of the worshiper.  So tell us, how, exactly, will we “see” these beautiful minds being beautiful?
Time for a round song….
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily merrily,
Life is but a dream
Now that the “Boy Scouts” accept girls (and changed their name) we suppose the next big advance will be Mensa accepting women with magnificent bodies irregardless of IQ.  It’s only fair.
Tit for tête, so to speak.
So be it.
Joe and I are more akin to Paul Joseph Watson’s attitude and viewpoint:


Charles Krauthammer (R.I.P.)
The intellectual horse power of North America has been lessened.
On the first day of summer, Dr. Krauthammer succumbed in his battle with cancer.
Joe and I have read his book “Things That Matter”, and have quoted passages in this rant from time to time.
Joe watches Fox news for several reasons.
An obvious reason is the foxes.  Stunningly beautiful (not stunned or stunted) well educated opinionated intelligent women are delightful to watch while you listen.  Joe says all things being equal (like that is even possible), he’d rather watch beautiful women deliver the news.
One thing Joe isn’t is “gender challenged”.
Another major reason we watch Fox News is the chance to hear Charles Krauthammer opine.
We always found him witty, clear-headed, deep, and fair in his political commentary, even when we disagreed with his observations.
His valuable perspective is already missed.
A great man.  R.I.P. Dr. Krauthammer:


Joe’s Garage
How It’s Made – We watch this program often enough to be totally amazed at the work tool and die makers perform for our society.
This group of skilled tradespeople make a high standard of living possible for all of us dirt people by enabling mass production.
Money people are important, and needed too.  Big factories and big ideas often take big money as midwife.
However, without the magic of how to do it, the mega-bucks mean little.
We have watched dozens and dozens of short videos about dozens and dozens of products produced in factories built and maintained by tool and die workers.
One that Joe watched with great interest is the following about ductile iron pipe.  Truly amazing:



A surprise to Joe and I!
Dr. Jordan Peterson was asked to address the Oxford Union at Oxford University.  This is the full address and question & answer session:


A mixed weather week in Vernon.
Some rain.  Some wind.  Some sun.  Lots and lots of cloud.
A thunderstorm.  Bang and crack of lightening.
Torrential downpour(s).
Joe was hoping for big Hard Sun to kill the grass.
It is up to his ass again.
Another 3 gallons of gasoline to cut it down.

Joe (busy) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez shines rain or snow –

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