Sunday Rant – 4621


Joe’s Comment – The hysteria of COVID and the so-called pandemic has passed into a state of reluctant revelation forced by fact and data.
Yet some folks have made decisions not based on scientific understanding, not on data or statistics; rather, their appetites or emotions have influenced their choices.
And so be it.
Adults come in all psychological shapes and sizes, all degrees of cognizance, all forms of motivation.
Children don’t come this way.
For the most part children’s lives are unwritten sagas: they are emotional and intellectual sponges.
The amount of damage this half-cocked scramble to vaccinate the young and very young is nothing short of child abuse.
The data is clear.
There is no need to vaccinate children against this trumped up (or is it Trumped up?) flu.
I yearn for sanity to return to the masses of misinformed and delusional.
My personal belief is government has NEVER been the best solution to ANY PROBLEM.
How many dead children is acceptable?  I say not one…..


Note:  Another incredibly busy week, taking advantage of the lateness of frost.
Joe and I don’t work well in sub zero temperatures.  Not much time for aimlessly hitching around on the Internet Highway.
What you see is what you get.




Thomas Jefferson
This is copied in entirety from Woodsterman’s blog.
Thomas Jefferson was a giant (1743 – 1826).
His portrait is on the $2.00 Dollar Bill.
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand, while writing the same in Latin with the other.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America,” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected President of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of the Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation’s size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello.
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly, created the University of Virginia and served as its’ first president.
At 83, died on the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied, the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.
Jefferson really knew his stuff..
A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
“This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”   — Thomas Jefferson
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”    — Thomas Jefferson
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its’ own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world.”  — Thomas Jefferson
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.”   — Thomas Jefferson
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”   —   Thomas Jefferson
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”   — Thomas Jefferson
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”    — Thomas Jefferson
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”   — Thomas Jefferson
“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”    — Thomas Jefferson
Something every American ought to know.”


Term Limits
There are some things the Americans do that we Canadians should also do.
One of them is term limits for politicians.
Joe and I are only 72 years old –  it might happen before we croak, da?
The following speech sums up the feeling of frustration and anger of more than 80% of the American people.
Yet Congress blithely continues to milk the horse.
How in the wide wide world of sports (Blazing Saddle reference) could a mediocre, degenerate, evil specimen like Joe Biden become the POTUS?
The answer is plain, simple, and incredibly ugly.
So much for virtue and honor and “love thy neighbor”:



Dr. David Martin
A short statement where Dr. Martin claims that “there is no novel virus, there is no test for a novel virus”.
This information has been repeated ad nausium by many qualified and expert people.
Here is another qualified expert person, saying the same things:

“Stefan” is working on his 7th week of tongue in cheek bamboozling Ub2b.
So far, he has created a list of near 30 names of people who are adamant in their protest against the COVID vaccinations.
So far, Ub2b hasn’t figured it out and shut him down.
Kudos Stefan!:



Joe’s Garage

The above quote is truth.
Yesterday, Joe decided to change out the lazy starter in a Chev 2500, 2wd, e/w 454 engine and automatic transmission.
Not bragging, but Joe can change out a Ford starter in less than an hour, and that is taking our own sweet time.
It took us 3 ½ hours to wrestle that Chev starter out and replace it with new.
Joe cursed.
He screamed at the sky.
He foamed at the mouth.
What a cluster fuck.
When we were kids, Joe could change a Chev starter in apple quick time.
Those were different Chevs.
This was a nasty job.
If we had to do it again, we wouldn’t.
We don’t parler le Chevrolet.

All Terrain Cranes
Heavy lifting is something Joe and I don’t much contemplate.
In our yard, the heaviest items are in the 10 ton range.
That is a large motor home, diesel pusher type vehicle.
How about 2,000 tons?
That would be 2,000 x 2,000 pounds = 4,000,000 pounds.
We checked the math…. twice!
And used a calculator too.
This video shows five heavy lift self propelled roadworthy cranes.
The top dog is called a “Zoomlion QAY 2000”, 4 million pounds of lift.
The four runners-up are no slouches either:



This week Dr. David Martin takes the podium to explain in rather pedantic and repetitive language just how FUBAR the COVID threat is, and how it got that way.
Spoiler alert: it isn’t a medical emergency, it is a heinous and evil plot.
You may or may not concur.
That is not the concern we share.
Joe and I merely want the man’s words to be heard.
We expect you are mature enough and cognizant enough to parse the wheat from the chaff.
You know, listen and make up your own mind:


This week in Vernon BC was a corker.
More specifically, you’d have to be a cork to stay afloat.
Early in the week we had to wear two tee shirts covered by two sweaters, because the wind and high humidity pierced clothing so effectively.
Seasonal precipitation has been clear liquid so far.
Today in Armstrong (15 miles north of Vernon) there was snow before dawn.
Here in Vernon it oscillated between monsoon and heavy sprinkle all de doo-dah day.  No snow says Joe, eyes wildly zigging and zagging.
Our back yard is officially closed until freeze-up.
The ground is bare clay where the grass has been worn down.
When the clay gets wet, there are only a few things slipperier.
Combined with the fact that our yard to the west of the house is a gradual down-slope, trying to move a vehicle across the slope results in a gradual, unstoppable, consistent drift down the hill.  We’ll level it maybe next year.
There will be no ingress or egress until it dries, or until it freezes.
So far there has been no freezes or freezing, just a lot of chilly breeze.
Not bad historically – half through November and no hard freeze in sight.
Only 4 ½ months to April 1st.
It doesn’t sound so bad when you say it that way…..


Joe (soaked to the bone) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez is a constant –


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