Joe’s Comment – There are many ways to express “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. This is one way. Another is to accept the status quo. Challenging self always exposes self to risk. Risk can give huge rewards even when the risk taken leads to failure. We condone risk taking with the caveat that the risk is understood. You know, “look before you leap”.
Quotes o’ the Week
“Freedom is not free.” – Colonel Walter Hitchcock
“Free men are not equal; and equal men are not free. ” – Thomas J. Anderson
“Immigration without assimilation is invasion.” – Bobby Jindal
“Give whites a pile of bricks and they’ll make a city, give blacks a city and they’ll make a pile of bricks.” – anonymous
– All the data available points to the average black IQ (North American blacks) being one entire standard deviation below that of whites, even more compared to Asians. Nothing else is such a constant and strong common denominator.
Same old same old with the “economic migration” happening in Europe. As Ron White says, you can’t fix stupid.
Joe and I believe strongly in our culture.
We are Canadian.
It ain’t perfect, but what is?The point being when held up against the “competition” it is orders of magnitude superior.
Stating just this brands Joe and I as “racists”. If not racist, then xenophobic.
We don’t see it that way.
An article at the Burning Platform argues for another perspective. Read “Western Civ 101” for the story.
A quote from the article –
“Knowing about, speaking openly about and embracing the beauty of your own culture is not a racist, bigoted, sexist or otherwise shameful activity. One can embrace one’s culture while understanding that one’s cultural history is not perfect. One can also embrace one’s culture without denigrating others. The love of one’s own people does not preclude the hatred of others. Logically one does not follow the other. Nor should it.
Moreover, acceptance of historical upheavals and imperfections in our own Euro history does not absolve other cultures of correcting their own deficiencies. Standards of good and bad if applied to one peoples treatment of others or themselves should be applied equally to others. If it is wrong for a drunk Irishman to beat his wife then it should be equally wrong for a Muslim father to have his young daughter’s genitals mutilated based on the same standard of judgement – that it is wrong to use/initiate violence or force on innocent bystanders.”
Joe’s New Reality
Freely plagiarized from Theo Spark, with a few mods to suit the Canadian Joe –
It seems that lately my life has been getting more complicated, and I want to thank those of you who are brave enough to still associate with me regardless of what I have become. The following is a recap of my current identity:
I was born white, which makes me a racist.
I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which makes me a fascist.
I am heterosexual, which makes me a homophobe.
I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business.
I am an Atheist, which makes me an infidel.
I am older than 55 and semi retired which makes me a useless old man.
I think and I reason; therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which makes me a reactionary.
I am proud of my heritage and Canadian culture, which makes me a xenophobe.
I value my safety and that of my family; therefore I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right wing extremist.
I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which makes me anti-social.
I acquired a good education and paid for every penny of it, which makes me some kind of odd underachiever.
I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland by all citizens, which makes me a militarist.
Please help me come to terms with this, because I’m no longer sure who I am……
Furthermore, I don’t know which bathroom to use!
You can see the original here.
Last week we went on a short truck journey to pick up material in Osoyoos for Dustin F.’s upcoming adventure. It was a Friday, and by coincidence, a “Pro D” for the K-12 teachers in B.C.
Middle grandson Rourke started kindergarten this year. He was free on Friday and his mom was at school, so we asked him to come along.
Would he like it?
Would he be bored and irritable?
Here’s a picture that tells the story –
It was a great day! Thanks for the fun day Dustin, and thank you Rourke for being 5 years young.
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
THE RELIGION OF PEACE (ALL OVER US)
Another speaker at the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles this September was Daniel Greenfield.
His website, Sultan Knish, is frequently linked and quoted at Droveria.
His humor and insight are evident in this speech where he insists the West is winning the “war” with ISIS, and Islam:
Today the pulpit is host to retired Admiral James Ace Lyons, speaking at the Los Angeles American Freedom Alliance in September.
Although the subject of the conference was “Islam and Western Civilization: Can They Exist?”, Joe and I found Admiral Lyons vision and observations pertinent on multiple levels, especially the activities of the Obambi administration. This man is a patriot and an acute critic of the present “status quo”:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
The weather this week in Vernon BC was full on autumn style rain, cold, wind, cloud, and changing colors of the leaves and greenery.
Today on Sunday there was a reprieve for a few hours of sun and mild.
We are having a tough time accepting Summer might be done.
Joe (shivering) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez is a constant constant…..