Sunday Rant – 4314


Question ‘o the day: Which trumps: perspective or attitude?

I favor attitude myself. A SNAFU perspective can be corrected with patience and careful study……

“Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.”


Hello! I’d like you to meet Islam – Canadian version

Recent events in Canada have brought my favorite Ayn Rand quote closer and more meaningful – “You can ignore reality but you can’t ignore the consequences of reality“. The “radical Islamic movement” or whatever poppycock label you have swallowed which describes these savages has arrived at our party and won’t stop until we’re over. That, of course, isn’t our agenda. Do we have the stones to do what we have to do? Instead of linking to episodes of Walking Dead, here’s an opportunity to learn. Brigitte Gabriel is Lebanese and has a story to tell. Her story is not unique. What is unique is that she lived through hell and is able to tell her story.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTS BEYOND YOUR PERSONAL APPETITES, OPEN THIS LINK AND LISTEN TO BRIGITTE’S STORY: She explains it as the “difference between barbarism and civilization”:


Islam sided with the Nazi’s in World War II. The Crusades have a bad rap. The Crusades were a response to barbaric Islamic invasion and persecution of Christians at the time. Long ago and far away…… Just saying.

Some of you folks who take the time to read my rantings have cautioned me to not lump all Muslims together under the “bad boy” category. You say that you have met decent Muslim folks or their children. You say the majority are like us – interested in raising their families and earning a living. The majority is not the issue. Listen to Brigitte Gabriel explain how inconsequential the “majority” really is:


THE PEACEFUL MAJORITY ARE IRRELEVANT. What will it take to make this message stick? Ignoring reality does not shield anyone from the consequences of reality. How much evidence will it take? Good grief Charlie Brown……..

Winter Whispers

This is the time of the year my weather acuteness is set at 11 on a dial that goes to 10. The leaves turning, the innocent frosty dew on a cool morning, dead cats flattened on the road, catching flies in mid-flight, – all speak of the onset of weather, winter weather. Being a being of action (in my mind….) I realized years ago that if you can’t beat them, join them is a shitty homily that only a soulless immoral unethical would laugh at (cynically) before cheating on a math test. I’ve lived with winter most of my years (all 65 of them in Canada). It stresses me. How to unstress? Humor! This rant has lots of cartoons, quite a few of which are not politically correct. I picked ’em. So sue me……

Featured cartoonist this blog is Brian Kliban. His mind is somewhere between the gutter and the nut house. So meaningful!

Automotive update

A warning for all the GM and Chevrolet lovers reading this rant. The following is a paid announcement. My friend Dustin asked me to resuscitate his ’55 Chev 43 series one ton. I said yes, and today (Sunday) I rolled it off the trailer. Quite carefully, for the master cylinder doesn’t work. She’s cherry, a little bit rough, and completely stock excepting the wheels and tires. 235 cu. in. inline six (ooo-la-la!) and a crash-box. Starter button on the floor. Brake and clutch levers through the floor. All metal dash and doors. No power anything. No seat belts…… Them were the days. Without further teasing, some Chevy porn for the crazy bastards that like them –

And again –

Any of you fools who think this is cool, contact Dustin and make him a serious offer.

I’ll never understand the Chevy thing…………


That being so, and not wishing to go to Hell, be forewarned. Some of the cartoons I chose this week are not safe at all…..

Chinese cats just slay me –


Book: The skinny on Biden dipping

A political statement, when done correctly, delivers a clear and powerful message –


A top 5 all time awesome spectacular insightful cartoon. The human condition –



A repeat, I admit. Worth repeating –


“They are not all children,”


A pro gun video which makes the case for the 2nd Amendment:

The current situation in Canadian provinces concerning conceal carry or open carry is dismal. Thanks to the “religion of peace” (it keeps on giving) there may be a change in the future. We can only hope.

Meanwhile, Kevin R. passes this wisdom along from handgun instructors –

In a gunfight, the most important rule is ….. HAVE A GUN!!!

These are shooting tips from various Concealed Carry Instructors.
If you own a gun, you will appreciate these rules…If not, get one, learn how to use it and learn the rules.

REMEMBER… You can’t protect yourself and your family with your hands and your mouth!!!
A : Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.
B : It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
C : Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.
D : Never let someone or something that threatens you, get within an arm’s length.

Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they should hear is the click of the safety.

F : Average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .45 is 1000 feet per second.
G : The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always Win – there is no such thing as a fair fight.
H : Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets ….You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with an empty gun. In which case you should have been to the range practising.
I : If you’re in a gun fight:
(a) If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.
(b) If you’re not loading, you should be moving.
(c) If you’re not moving, you’re dead.
J : In a life and death situation, do something ….it may be wrong, but do something!
K : If you carry a gun, some people may call you paranoid. Nonsense!
If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
L : You can yell ‘stop’ but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is a universal language; you won’t have to press 1 for Spanish, 2 for Chinese or 3 for Arabic.
M : Never leave an enemy behind. Shoot to kill. In court, yours will be the only testimony. in today’s court system the lawyers never want you to follow this rule, they get rich if they are just wounded. Remember that Major there at the army base here in Texas. 13 killed and 20 wounded and and they are still doing appeals to prove he was innocent.
N : You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save your life and your family.

Remember, DEAD IS DEAD…… Get a license and get a gun. Keep it close at hand.


I’ve included this quote many times before. Still works for me –

Machiavelli’s 27 Rules of War


24,195 deadly terror attacks since 9/11. So say the good folks at:

As the image below attests, they’re keen to administer the terrible advocacy of their lunatic “religion”.

Now appearing daily in Canada (by popular disbelief)……

50 Lashes for Saudi woman who called morality police liars

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An explanation of the source a number of religions (including Christianity) and their teaching is the lecture from the pulpit:

Interesting. Much like the Dan Brown novels about the holy grail et al….


One more week of cloud and rain and wind. Not so freezing days OR nights. Something to be grateful for every day. Sweater weather is upon us.

Something vaguely omniscient about this cartoon, too……..

Joe (Cooling) Mekanic

p.s. Ramirez in any weather –