Friday, February 06, 2015

 

It's February again...

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Looking forward to riding season...

The freedom machine is in the shop. I got hit from behind after the Toy Run back in December. No injuries to anything but the bike, thank God! This time anyway...

I've been thinking about a "new" bike. Must be that time of year. Six more weeks of winter. Somebody kill that groundhog!

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Have been catching up on some reading. The wife bought me a tablet for Christmas and the Kindle app is a beautiful thing. I didn't think I'd like e-books, and maybe I don't as much as a real book - there's something to physically holding a book, and the smell of an old book can't be duplicated.

I'm currently reading "That Hideous Strength" by C.S. Lewis. Even as science fiction, his Space Trilogy holds up remarkably well after all these years.

I recently polished off Vox Day's Selenoth offerings (Castalia House) - great stuff if you're into epic fantasy. Also John C. Wright's "One Bright Star to Guide Them." He's a writer in love with the language, much like Ray Bradbury to my mind.

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Still don't post much. What posting I do is usually at websites where I can be the resident libertarian/Christian troll. It's more immediate feedback. If you care, most of my commenting is at pjmedia.com. If you don't, that's okay too.

Conservative websites have devolved lately, IMO.

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I was posting at the aforementioned the other day and ran across a post from a user going by proteinwisdom. Dunno if it was Jeff Goldstein or not, but it jogged my memory. I used to read proteinwisdom quite a bit before I quit playing on the internet all the time. Unfortunately, when I went to check out the blog it was only to find that Jeff was hanging it up as of his 2/03/15 post. That's a shame. He's a heckuva writer and a great voice for liberty. I hope that was him at PJM and he's going to continue to make life miserable for the GOPe and progtards on the wider net. Thanks, Jeff!

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Oh, well. Until next time - Live, laugh, love and may God Bless you all!

And may we never get what we truly deserve, please God.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

 

Obama just cant help himself:

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A “Putin army” of political operatives has been sent to the United States to help influence voting in the upcoming 2016 elections.

If you saw that headline, what would your reaction be?
Barack Obama continues to do all that he can to undermine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The animosity between the two is well known, and now an “Obama army” of political operatives has been sent to Israel to help defeat Netanyahu in the upcoming elections. The “leader” of this “Obama army” is Jeremy Bird, who was the national field director for Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. But he has plenty of company. Just check out the following list that was compiled by WND… Besides Bird, the 270 Strategies team includes the following former Obama staffers:
•Mitch Steward, a 270 Strategies founding partner who helped the Obama campaign build what the U.K. Guardian called “a historic ground operation that will provide the model for political campaigns in America and around the world for years to come.”
Mark Beatty, a founding partner who served as deputy battleground states director for the Obama campaign. He had primary responsibility for Obama’s election plans for the battleground states. •Marlon Marshall, a founding partner at 270 Strategies who joins the team after holding several key positions in national Democratic politics, most recently as deputy national field director for the 2012 Obama campaign.
•Betsy Hoover, a founding partner who served as director of digital organizing on the Obama campaign.
•Meg Ansara, who served as national regional director for Obama for America where she was responsible for overseeing the 2012 programs in the Midwest and southern states.
Bridget Halligan, who served as the engagement program manager on the digital team of the 2012 Obama campaign.
•Kate Catherall, who served as Florida deputy field director for Obama’s re-election campaign. •Alex Lofton, who most recently served as the GOTV director of Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2012 Obama campaign.
•Martha Patzer, the firm’s vice president who served as deputy email director at Obama for America. •Jesse Boateng, who served as the Florida voter registration director for Obama’s re-election campaign.
•Ashley Bryant, who served most recently as the Ohio digital director for the 2012 Obama campaign.
•Max Clermont, who formerly served as a regional field director in Florida for Obama’s re-election campaign.
•Max Wood, who served as a deputy data director in Florida for the 2012 Obama campaign.
- repost from zerohedge.com

As if we don't have enough problems in our own country...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 

Obama Administration goes full(er) retard...

....if that's possible. From the AP:
The U.S. is not cooperating or sharing intelligence with the Assad government, Pentagon and State Department spokesmen said. But the U.S. flights are occurring in eastern Syria, away from most of Syria's air defenses. And experts expressed doubt that Syria would attempt to shoot down American aircraft that are paving the way for a possible bombing campaign against Assad's enemies. ... "In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets.
WTF?
However, that option is largely unappealing to the president given that it could open the U.S. to the kind of long-term commitment to Syria's stability that Obama has sought to avoid.
I take my headline back. Obama's foreign policy is an insult to the mentally challenged. I'm pretty sure a decently educated 8th grader could outperform this bunch of asshats. Hat tip to zerohedge.com

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

 

Principles matter!

Sen. Rand Paul and Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, and Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden are doing yeomen's work for the people of the United States. I'm not sure what good it will ultimately do, but at least they are trying.

They all have my support and thanks.

Now let's hear from the rest of the GOP. Will you Stand with Rand?

Monday, March 04, 2013

 

Two years later-

and after posting erratcally at best - I have deleted my Facebook account. What a waste of time. The best thing about this blog is that I can post whatever drivel suits me, since no-one reads it anyway. And if I don't log in, like, hardly ever, who cares anyway?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

 

Who has time to post?

This riding season was a blast.

I have been to Nebraska - a whole lotta flat. Stayed with my sister in Omaha and toured the area a bit. Stopped at Homstead Nat'l Park and hiked a bit. Stopped at the Lewis and Clark Museum overlooking the Missouri River in Platte. Nice time.

Iowa SR2 is a long, but relatively scenic route, especially in loess hills region - much better than I-80.

US 36 through Kansas is interminable, although a stop at the Pony Express museum was interesting for a quick stop.

US 136 in NW Missouri was sweet, but getting off on some of the state and county roads is a treat. Nothing quite like coming over the top of a hill, dropping under a power line and topping the next hill to find 90 degree turn just over the summit. Keeps you AWAKE.

Outran a weather front through Central Illinois on US 136 on the way back.

Made several weekenders in Michigan (both peninsulas) - the UP is spectacular and my favorite restaurant for fish chowder is in Epoufette. Muskegon, MI for Bike Time, which I decided to attend instead of the Boogie. Much more family friendly.

Muskegon, MI - Bike Time (July 2012)

Caught a good concert, drank some beer, made some acquaintances. Good time.

Made numerous other small jaunts and day trips around Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. Many thousands of miles and a case of Monkey Butt later, here it is February and I'm itching to go.

What use is global warming if I can't tour the Old Northwest in February?

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

 

This kind of crap...

...is why I bought a windshield. Rainy day in Plymouth, and the day I broke down and bought a windshield.

 
Nothing like a good canopy in a rainstorm.

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Saturday, August 04, 2012

 

After the storm...


...and before the windshield...


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

 

The campaign will continue, but the fight for primary wins is over...

Inevitable, but sad nonetheless...
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Dear hoosiertoo,

As I reflect on our 2012 Presidential campaign, I am humbled by the supporters who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much.  And I am so proud of what we have accomplished.  We will not stop until we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human history.

This campaign fought hard and won electoral success that the talking heads and pundits never thought possible.  But, this campaign is also about more than just the 2012 election.  It has been part of a quest I began 40 years ago and that so many have joined.  It is about the campaign for Liberty, which has taken a tremendous leap forward in this election and will continue to grow stronger in the future until we finally win.

Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process.  We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future.

Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted.  Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.  I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support.

I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved - become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions.  I will be right there with you.  In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned.


For Liberty,


Ron Paul





Thursday, March 08, 2012

 

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