Sunday Rant – 4721


Joe’s Comment – Another “wasted” week.  Along about this time of year the infinite engine that powers me runs out of a certain type of fuel.
I think my genetic sources came by the bear or squirrel family: I’m inclined to “hibernate” when the weather goes South.
That is to say, I am an outside kinda person who is disenchanted with freezing weather.
In cold times, I’m quite happy to read a book, listen to music, do research for the pleasure of it, dream my dreams, think my thinks, plan my plans, and if any time is left, actually do something.
When I look in the mirror, when I reflect, it hasn’t changed my mind for decades.

When I look in the mirror, it is a jolt of reality.
How in the name of Heaven did I get here?
Time for advanced reflection, I reckon…..



COVID Miscellaneous


Kyle Rittenhouse
Joe and I have a few thoughts we’ve been fermenting about the tragedy that befell a 17 year old boy trying to do good.
Our Sunday Rant – 4120 expressed our feelings at the time.
We wonder what were his parents thinking, if they were thinking at all?
We wonder how young Kyle could be so ideological in our modern world and so naive at the same time?
Joe and I abhor crowds and mobs and people in large numbers.
After all, “free will” is a myth; we are nothing more than meat puppets at best.
Joe points out that there are some mighty fine meat puppets wandering around like they have free will.  Life is a mystery…..
Our thoughts about the unfortunate events culminating in a not guilty verdict are as follows.
–  Kyle Rittenhouse has every right in the world to defend himself
–  There should not have been a trial
–  The world will not miss the two men he killed in self defense
–  The lawyers smell blood in the water, and will be circling, looking for a payday for years to come
–  The MSM is an evil consortium of callow and vapid scum who feed off tragedy and deceit
–  The jury did the right thing
–  As Canadians, Joe and I admire the clarity and strength of the American Constitution.
There are a large number of memes and information circulating.
Here is some of it that we approve –


Joe’s Garage

Homemade Hydroxychloroquine
Joe and I are coming to a conclusion in our medical education that goes like this – simple solutions with a “natural” source are the Occam’s Razor equivalent of healing.
For instance, here’s how to build a COVID fighter, the HCQ mentioned as a successful prophylactic and treatment by doctors worldwide:

Flathead Follies
Today Joe and I unloaded two flathead Ford V8 engines in the shop that we got from Landon H. following a local auction a month ago.
The engines are in terrible shape, and we’re hoping the blocks will be able to be salvaged.
Vintage engines are a look into the past that always impresses us.
The original Ford V8 has a long and storied history – the first mass produced V8 engine block cast in one piece.
The following video demonstrates just how fast engines rotate.  A visual demonstration of what happens inside an engine.
The flathead is idling with one cylinder head removed, and the speed the valves and pistons are moving is a visceral reminder of the ingenuity of human inventiveness:




This week Dr. Samantha Bailey (New Zealand) gives the first of a two part presentation that documents and describes “The COVID-19 Fraud & War on Humanity”.
Joe and I have come to appreciate the videos from Dr. Bailey.
She invests a lot of time and research in every subject she addresses, and presents ample reference material to support her conclusions.
Once you get acustomed to her unique NZ accent, she is a fount of information that is helpful in making a personal decision about what you believe has happened in the world during the last two years.
This is very sobering information that will put your pondering engine into the red line:


This week in Vernon BC saw the first lingering snowfall.
About 6 – 8 inches of cold white water, the solid kind.
The temperature is hovering in the – 2 to +5°C range, which is a blessing.
The snow should be gone by next weekend, if there isn’t a repeat performance.
It is mild and snowy, the kids playing in the elementary school close by, the home of the “Hillview Heroes”, are boisterous and loud before school and during recess and lunch.
Almost as if there were no COVID bullshit happening.
Which is how it should be.
Joe and I have lived in Canada for 72 years and counting.
We can’t remember a time in our adult life that we have looked forward to the cold and snow and grey clouds from October to the end of March.
This year wasn’t any different.
Joe and I seem to be less prepared every year.
The yard isn’t frozen, so no traffic is able to move in the back yard road, which is no longer grass but clay about 26 feet deep.
Joe has been gathering more machinery – much like a squirrel or chipmunk stores nuts and berries for winter sustenance.
The total is getting cumbersome.
The shop has 12 engines in it as of this morning (Sunday).
Tonight I added 2 more engines, Ford flathead V8 engines.
There is no more room to work in there.
That might be Joe’s plan.
Plug the yard and the shop with too much stuff, which will stop indoor work at all.
The plan seems to be to hunker down and wait out the winter.
The sun is going over the hill at 4:30 p.m., and doesn’t return ’til after 6 in the a.m.
Still 4 weeks to the Winter Solstice.
For Joe and I, this season has become a time of discontent.

Joe (frosty) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez for the conservative centrist –





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