Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hey did we lose our contributors?

Lem has switched over to me as administrator but I don't know if it carried over for all of our contributors. If you are a contributor and would like to continue please email me at trooperyork@gmail.com and I will set you up. If you are someone new please email me as well.

I don't have everyone's email and my old email that some of you have is not valid anymore. So lets get the ball rolling.

I hope all of you would like to continue as contributors. I promise to have a light touch.

Just like Lem. Just not as greasy. So to speak.

WKRLEM: Show me on the dolly where Pete Townshead touched you

It is very evocative isn't it.

I wonder if he knew Jeffry Epstein?

Whose that girl?

This delicious piece of Italian pastry was the women who Sophia Loren based her whole persona on back in the day. More famous for her very famous boyfriend she was one of the loyalist girlfriends you ever could find.

She just got in a lot of trouble hanging around with her guy.

Whose that girl?

WKRLEM: Our mission statement

I salute those Americans who make America Great.

He was a man ahead of his time.

Meet the New Boss....Same as the Old Boss

Just paler.

I don't want to change anything. It is a total free speech zone. I really wanted to protect the archives. Many of us have put a lot of work into these posts and I just didn't want to see it go away.

Please email me with you comments, suggestions and gripes. I will try to address them the best way I know how.

I would also like some of our frequent commentators like edutcher and Spinelli to be more included by posting their own entries. Let's see if we can spice it up a little.

Just think of me as a kind and benevolent dictator.

Sort of like Mussolini.

My personal role model.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

I'm closing this blog

It has become incrementally clear to me that "free speech" as we once thought we enjoyed, as a right, is on the verge of disappearing.

It's too dangerous for me to continue to endorse this (free-for-all) blog given the "woke" nature of the company employing me. I've chosen to adapt to the new realities as I perceive them.

I'm not going to cite examples of what I'm talking about. Feel free to put them in the comments, if you want. I will be leaving the blog open for a few days, to give you fellas and madams an opportunity to comment, on the comment section, as you see fit.

The best example, if we are to look for one, can be found here in this blog. First I was given the boot by Amazon; they asked me to remove the code bearing their name from this blog. Their email said they found some irregularities with the way the purchases were being conducted. But i believe it was the content of the blog they really had a problem with.

Then Google ads gave me the boot. They were a little more forthcoming. They objected to the content and they said so.

So, that's where we are at. I wish I could promise a return in some not distant future, but my gut tells me these changes going on now have a permanent bent to them. There's no going back.

It has been a pleasure. I will continue to tweet. If you fellas and madams want to follow me i would really appreciate it. I go by lemang01 on twitter. I'm planning on using twitter to keep you informed on the progress i posted about here.

Thanks everybody.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Two things that Spinelli hates....

Here is a story about two things that Spinelli hates. QVC and Reality TV.

Noted Nasty Cunt Lisa Rinna of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is complaining the QVC has told her to stop tweeting and advocating for Black Lives Matter, LBTQ EI EI O rights and other ultra- communist woke causes. They told her that they are getting thousands of complaints from customers who say they will not buy her line on QVC because of her “activism.”

“I am sad to report It would now seem I can’t use my platform to inform or question or say how I feel politically because the Karen’s have bombarded Qvc begging them to fire me and saying they will no longer buy my clothes,” Rinna, 56, wrote.
Rinna added, “It is a shame that I must be muzzled in order to support my family but that is just what it is. Remember you know how I feel. Use your voice and Vote.”
This is a case of someone pretending they are being canceled because of their liberal views. I think QVC wants to fire her because her shit isn’t selling and she is setting this up to pressure them into keeping her. She must think woke assholes will protest to keep her on the channel and she will keep her gig.
She doesn’t design the line of course. Kyle Richards and Sonja Morgan also have lines that they just front and pretend they have something to do with on the Housewives. Sonja is particularly egregious as she had a fashion show of items right out of the website Ali Baba which is in China. You are ordering their crap at a premium just because they slap her label on it.
Rinna is notoriously weight conscious and her demon spawn kids were caught on camera mocking the “fatties” that they saw when they visited their old hometown. So the viewers on QVC already looked at her askance. Add in BLM bulllshit and they had enough.
I hope she gets fired. It is a step in the right direction. Conservative ….no make that loyal Americans need to put pressure on companies to fire people who support this shit. Corporate America is only getting a pushback from one side. We need to push back too!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Current events

First up - there was some talk around here about a dust cloud blowing over from the Sahara. The bulk of it has not arrived yet, as near as I can tell it is still over the Gulf of Mexico somewhere:

But the leading edge is here and this is what yesterday's sunset looked like:

And this:

That's nice stuff right there.

Today's sunset was less dramatic:

But it was still kind of artsy.

Also, since the Murder Hornets Strategy (tm) didn't work now we are being told that the dust is going to kill us. Well, alrighty then.

I was watching an old television show today and saw this actress:

She also portrayed two of Troop's favorite babes, Lily Munster and Cat Woman.

Who is that woman? And what was her character's name as pictured? 

I was going to write about sculptures, public statuary, abstract outdoor sculptures, representational outdoor statues, portrait busts, and so on, as I have always paid attention to these things, and have, through my many years, been involved in the study of, the appreciation of and the creation of three dimensional works of art. But now the hour grows late and this is a subject for another day.


This morning's sunrise - let there be dust!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

WKRLEM: The Tomahawk Trio playing at the Playbrave Club

The Sixties were so cool.

Even the 1860's.

"Corn silk, peace pipe, Snuff."

WKRLEM TV "It Is Ballooooooon!"

It is well know that all Indian Chiefs spoke with a Yiddish accent.

Except for Sal Mineo.

It is not balloon......

"Hey there Bat Freak I wanted to ask you a question."
"What's that Sergeant?"
"I heard your Bat Pole was pretty big. In fact it was the biggest pole on the lot. Now ever since Milton Berle retired I know that's not true. So I thought we might have a measuring contest."
"Sounds groovy. Let me just get rid of the rest of the crew. Meet me hear later. Same bat time. Same bat station."
"Agarn was right. You are a weirdo."

A real coach gets attacked ...will he be able to stand up

Redskins defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was questioned about his vocal support of President Trump and replied:

I am 100% for America, if you're not you can kiss my A$$

I saw this story at the so called conservative site The Daily Caller. In the article it is suggested that the coach should apologize and just shut up and coach. I know Tucker Carlson sold his interest but I didn't know it went all Fox News cuck surrender style. Another joint I will not be visiting anymore.

That is why I have joined the new app Parler. It is the conservative Twitter with many of the people who have been banned on Twitter on board. It is supposedly uncensored and 100% uncensored. We will see. 

I hope Coach Del Rio will stick to his guns. I don't follow the National Felons League anymore but I will look out for posts about the coach. 

Big doings in Madison Wisconsin as crowds riot in support of BLM..

Big doings in Madison Wisconsin home of the Evil Blogger Lady and her consort. It seems that instead of just torching small businesses and destroying the livelihood of normal people the crowd has turned to tearing down statutes of progressive heroes and attacking white people having brunch.

From the blog Wisconsin State Journal:

"Protesters tore down statues of Forward and a Union Civil War colonel, assaulted a state senator and set a small fire in a city building Downtown on Tuesday night after the arrest of a Black activist earlier in the day.

In response, Gov. Tony Evers warned Wednesday morning that he was prepared to call in the National Guard to protect state buildings. Evers said is his office is "continuing to work with local law enforcement to understand their response to last night’s events and their plan to respond to similar events in the future.”
Devonere Johnson
Devonere Johnson, 28, was arrested after causing a disturbance in a restaurant on the Capitol Square, according to Madison police and video of the incident. Videos of the arrest — some circulating on social media and others provided by the Madison Police Department — show as many as five officers taking Johnson to the sidewalk and carrying him to a police squad car after Johnson initially resisted arrest."

It is unfair to single out Madison despite it being the homeland of out of touch liberal assholes because almost every big city in America is facing the same dilemma. Led by Democrats they will not stand for law and order and will let the looters and rioters destroy their cities in the name of racial and progressive justice. Some idiots fear that right wing groups will confront them. The fabled boogaloo boys of the progressives fever dreams. Well guess what? They are going to let the cities burn. They are hunkering down in their gated communities or rural oasises and letting nature take it's course. 
The cities are lost. The savages are in control. Good luck with that. Remember.
Monkey see monkey do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The days are getting shorter

Just like that we went from winter, to the spring that wasn't to lock down summer to the longest day and now we are on the downhill slope again.

Circle of life, baby.

We had a sunrise this morning:

And a sunset this evening:

In between we had heat, a thunderstorm, a bit of rain, and now it is cooling off.

I continue to walk, run and work. I went to market but let's face it, this Wuhan lung AIDS has really messed up a lot of people's minds. They have lost their damn minds, is what I am talking about. As someone who is hard of hearing and dependent on lip reading the whole "Must wear masks all the time even outside in the sunshine" thing renders me deaf. That, plus people have gotten meaner, at least it seems that way to me, and I am thinking I really don't need to go back to market for a while. It is time for me to find other ways to sell my work, and that's what I am going to do. Maybe someday this mass hysteria will dissipate.

In addition to watching every old television series I can find on streaming services, and all the shows about making things that I can locate, I am also reading The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini. I have seen some of his work, and have certainly heard his name often enough, but dang, that boy lived in times that make ours look tame by comparison. He was a mess, always in trouble with the law, fighting and screwing anything that he could, gettin' all stabby with swords, the boy was the original gansta. And yet through all the plagues and wars and personal turmoil he managed to continue to make things. 

I saw the salt cellar he made several times - it was part of a touring exhibit of works of art that were associated with Dresden. I have to say this, as a sculptor Cellini was a fine goldsmith.

This work by Cellini stands in the loggia of a building in Florence. It is Perseo con la testa di Medusa, who is lying there at Perseus' feet.   

That's a darned fine sculpture right there, not the least bit suggestive, nope.

Anyway, I heard this piece on the radio the other day, it kind of ties into a couple of running themes here:

Small business that didn't quite make it.

In a small storefront in Williamsburg Brooklyn a new small business was started by Jacob Sternwiess and Rachael Slimovitz. The combined the two hottest trends in hipster life; Service dogs and vaping.

They rent out service dogs with all of the paperwork that lets them into any store or business. Even an airplane. Plus they teach the dogs to vape. So the sly hipster can sneak a vape if they were not grossed out by dog drool.

Unfortunately they over estimated the appeal.

(Small Businesses That Didn't Quite Cut It by Doris Kearns Goodwin)

That's the way things work

A restaurant manager got busted and fired for following the restaurants sub rosa policy for keeping the undesirable portions of the populace out. In Baltimore no less.

Per the New York Post:

"A Baltimore restaurant manager turned away a black woman and her son due to the boy’s outfit — despite serving a white child dressed in similar athletic wear, video shows"

That is how we did it in the bars I used to advise in NYC back in the day. We banned certain types of clothing. Hats. Do rags. Gold chains. If you had that no admittance. You could get rid of it and come in but they never did. 

This restaurant is a corporate chain. So they had to do the politically correct thing and fire the manager. But normal restaurants will not.

The advertising manager of the NY Post once asked Macy's why they didn't advertiise in their paper. He said your readers are our shoplifters.

Just sayn'

Mel Gibson: Wordsmith

Mel Gibson is a wordsmith. From the man who gave us the immortal locution "Sugar Tits" comes another gem. Per the NY Post:

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends, and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar,” Ryder, 48, told the news outlet. She added that something came up about the Jewish faith, at which point the “Mad Max” actor said, “You’re not an oven dodger, are you?” — an apparent reference to the way bodies of Jewish prisoners were incinerated in Nazi death camps."

Sandy is gonna have to change the back of his baseball card.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Tit for Tat

Governor Cuomo has announced that anyone coming from Florida will be quarantined for two weeks according to the New York Post:

“I have experts who have advised me to do that. I’m considering it now,” Cuomo said during his second-to-last daily coronavirus press briefing in Manhattan when asked by a reporter about whether he will issue a two-week quarantine on people coming to the Empire State from the Sunshine State."

Of course this is tit for tat over the actions of Florida when the virus was coming from New York. My only question is why do they think people want to come back to New York. Plus what gives him the authority to do this? Is he a dictator? Or just a dick? When is somebody going to sue to determine just what power these governors have and how long it will last.

What  a bunch of bullshit. All of this ends after the election.

Diamonds are a girls best friend

Toot’s Shor's Saloon, October  28, 1959 (Joe DiMaggio walks into Toots Shore’s saloon, what he doesn’t know is that his ex wife Marilyn Monroe is sitting in the back)
Toots: Hey Joe, how ya doing….ah…Marilyn’s here…in the back… again ….just so you know.
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: She’s in the back with some French faggot that she is making a movie with.  I don’t want no trouble Joe, not like the last couple of times, can you try it keep it friendly. …. why don’t you just go up and say hello. (Joe brushes by him without a word and walks to the back to say hello and stands in front of her table)
Marilyn: (stands up and kisses Joe on the Cheek and says in a breathy sexy voice) Hi Joe. Did you miss me? This is my friend Yves. He’s French. We made a movie together. Sit down and have a drink with us. (Marilyn sits down opposite Joe, and as she does her legs are really open. She is definitely not wearing any underwear, but she does seem a little worse for wear and she smells like a tuna fish sandwich left out in the sun)
Yves Montand: Bonjour Mr. Dimaggio. (Yves sticks out his hand and Joe looks at it. He ignores it like it was a dead fish. Humiliated the Frenchmen sits down and pulls out a cigarette)
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: Of course he missed ya kid.
Marilyn: So Joe. How have you been? Have you been seeing anybody lately? Yves and me have been having sex Joe. Lots of sex. You know he even knocked me up. That’s right. He got me pregnant. You couldn’t do that with your useless guinea needle dick.
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: You can’t say that keed. Whaz da matta with you. You want Joe to pulverize this frenchy? (Yves Montard is not following the conversation too well. He just know the energy is bad. So he makes like a mime)
Marilyn: Shut up Toots. Joe needs to know what a useless fuck he is. Everybody thinks I am crazy. I know I am just fine. Joe divorced me because I couldn’t give him a baby. And that I fucked everyone. But that wasn’t my fault. That was how you get a job in Hollywood.
Joe DiMaggio:
oots: Don't talk like that Keed. Joe don't want to hear this shit. You life is your life but he don't wanna hear this. Show some respect.
Marilyn: Show some respect? What are you talking about you stupid Kike bastard. Nobody shows me any fucking respect. I am just a fuck toy. They just want to fuck me. And you know what Joe? Yves treats me right. He loves me Joe. Not like you. Even though I lost the baby he still comes around. Not like you you guinea fuck.
(Yves get more and more perturbed as Marilyn gets more excited. He puts his hand on her leg and she swats it away. Joe looks at that and his eyes narrow. Yves starts to sweat like there were Germans in the room)
Toots: Ok keed, you poor dumb snatch don’t get excited.
Marilyn: You believe me Joe, don’t you? You believe me when I tell you that you were just one among many of the nasty pricks I had to swallow. I fucked them all. I sucked them all.  But only Yves could give me a baby. YOU COULDN'T DO THAT COULD YOU?  WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT YOU GUINEA COCKSUCKER. (Marilyn red faced and frantic suddenly flips from manic to depressed as she continually queefs out to the tune of La Mareillaise)
Joe DiMaggio:
Marilyn:  Still nothing to say…well screw you…you sad guinea motherfucker (Marilyn throws her drink at Joe in a half-hearted way, picks up her purse grabs Yves hand and they storm out of the saloon)
Toots Shor: What a crazy broad man, forget about her Joe. Here's a towel.
Joe DiMaggio: Get me Frankie Carbo on the blower. Right now.
Toots Shor: Joe com'on you don't want to do that. That fanoik is a big deal actor. You can’t touch him.


We are being allowed by our betters to open our market tomorrow. First one this year. Normally we start in April but Governor Alice Coopah saw fit to save us from ourselves. He hates America, capitalism and Trump, in no particular order.

We are currently having thunderstorms, and after a week when we have gotten close to six inches of rain already we really don't need more, but you get what you get. There is a 50% chance of thunderstorms all day tomorrow, but I will take those odds.

I have spent the day preparing, I have had to alter my set up due to some bullshit-tastic rules, and I will obey the letter, if not the spirit of those rules. I think that if I stand shoulder to shoulder with my fellow vendors and shout at the top of my lungs "No justice no peace" I will be immune to Wuhan Lung AIDS, at least based on what Antnee Fuci said.

Thunderstorm brewin' over yonder.

Anyway, I have to get up in a few hours and head out, so I am turning in.

Marilyn's Diary

My Aunt Lily couldn't understand why Uncle Herman didn't want to bang her anymore. They had been having hot monster sex for over five hundred years. But lately he had not been interested anymore.

She tried everything. Wearing hot costumes and rubbing his privates under the table.Thrusting her huge titties in his face all the time. At dinner. Breakfast. When he was on the toilet. It just wasn't working.

You see Uncle Herman was getting plenty of poon tang. From me.

He would sneak up to my room and rub my nubile teenage body with his tongue. All night long.

I loved my Uncle Herman.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

WKRLEM TV: RIP Aunt Jemima

It's just ridiculous!

A love that dare not speak it's name.

"Oh William when can we tell everyone of our love?"
"Thou knowest that we many never speak of our undying love. The world would never countenance our love. Neither my people or yours. Thou will be termed a race traitor and I will be vilified as a rapist and exploiter."
"But I have lost my job William. I have nothing to hold me here. We can move to the Island of Misfit Mascots. Our friends Uncle Ben and the Frito Bandito are there. We can finally live together as we were meant to be. Please William."
"I can not my love. I must hide. They are pulling down my statue. They would kill me if they get the chance."
"I will never leave you William. Never. Let's have breakfast."
"That would be wonderful. Just one thing my dearest."
"Yes my love?"
"No pancakes."

A list for your perusal

Remember the video from yesterday of the young scholar causally punching a innocent 92 year old white woman in the head?

The poor abused victim of systematic racism and police brutality and the horrible criminal justice system has been identified as Rashid Brimmage.

Here is his arrest record courtesy of the New York Post:

Oct. 26, 2005 — Criminal mischief
Nov. 22, 2005 — Criminal mischief
Dec. 7, 2005 — Turnstile jumping
May 3, 2006 — Turnstile jumping
May 5, 2006 — Assault
Nov. 7, 2006 — Turnstile jumping
Dec. 7, 2006 — Violation of unspecified local law
May 3, 2007 — Criminal sale of marijuana
June 29, 2007 — Assault
July 16, 2007 — Criminal trespass
Dec. 27, 2007 — Criminal possession of marijuana
March 22, 2008 — Grand larceny
April 21, 2008 — Criminal trespass
April 23, 2008 — Criminal trespass
May 31, 2008 — Criminal trespass
July 31, 2008 — Violation of unspecified local law
Nov. 6, 2008 — Criminal possession of marijuana
May 27, 2009 — Criminal sale of marijuana
Nov. 5, 2009 — Criminal trespass
Nov. 23, 2009 — Criminal trespass
Feb. 23, 2010 — Tampering with physical evidence
March 26, 2010 — Violation of unspecified local law
April 23, 2010 — Criminal trespass
Sept. 2, 2010 — Violation of unspecified local law
Sept. 15, 2010 — Criminal trespass
Nov. 19, 2010 — Criminal trespass
Jan. 12, 2011 — Criminal trespass
Feb. 19, 2011 — Criminal trespass
April 20, 2011 — Criminal trespass
May 15, 2011 — Criminal trespass
Sept. 14, 2011 — Assault
Oct. 21, 2011 — Harassment-stalking
Dec. 19, 2011 — Turnstile jumping
Jan. 24, 2012 — Menacing with a weapon
Feb. 2, 2012 — Turnstile jumping
March 21, 2012 — Forcible touching
April 28, 2012 — Criminal possession of marijuana
June 17, 2012 — Criminal possession of marijuana
June 27, 2012 — Forcible touching
Oct. 2, 2012 — Forcible touching
Nov. 18, 2012 — Obstructing governmental administration
Dec. 4, 2012 — Assault
Dec. 27, 2012 — Turnstile jumping
Jan. 9, 2013 — Assault on a police officer
March 15, 2013 — Resisting arrest
Aug. 7, 2013 — Criminal trespass
Aug. 10, 2013 — Criminal trespass
Aug. 20, 2013 — Violation of unspecified local law
Aug. 22, 2013 — Criminal possession of marijuana
Aug. 28, 2013 — Criminal trespass
Sept. 19, 2013 — Criminal trespass
Oct. 16, 2013 — Violation of unspecified local law
Nov. 9, 2013 — Unspecified violation of state sanitary code
Nov. 27, 2013 — Assault on a police officer
Nov. 27, 2013 — Obstructing governmental administration
Dec. 28, 2013 — Criminal trespass
Jan. 24, 2014 — Resisting arrest
March 9, 2014 — Criminal trespass
March 12, 2014 — Obstructing governmental administration
March 21, 2014 — Resisting arrest
April 23, 2014 — Criminal trespass
April 25, 2014 — Obstructing governmental administration
April 25, 2014 — Obstructing governmental administration
May 24, 2014 — Public lewdness
June 6, 2014 — Resisting arrest
June 12, 2014 — Assault
July 10, 2014 — Violation of unspecified local law
July 23, 2014 — Sexual abuse
March 27, 2015 — Criminal trespass
July 4, 2015 — Violation of unspecified local law
July 24, 2015 — Resisting arrest
Jan. 7, 2016 — Violation of unspecified local law
Jan. 14, 2016 — Resisting arrest
Feb. 17, 2016 — Violation of unspecified local law
Feb. 23, 2016 — Criminal trespass
Feb. 26, 2016 — Violation of unspecified local law
March 12, 2016 — Assault
Feb. 3, 2017 — Criminal mischief
Feb. 3, 2017 — Criminal mischief
April 10, 2017 — Resisting arrest
April 10, 2017 — Trespass
Nov. 28, 2017 — Assault on a police officer, firefighter or EMT
Dec. 7, 2017 — Failure to report change of address as a sex offender
July 19, 2018 — Failure to register as a sex offender
March 29, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
April 4, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
April 28, 2019 — Persistent sexual abuse
April 28, 2019 — Forcible touching
May 8, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
May 14, 2019 — Criminal mischief
June 4, 2019 — Cemetery desecration
June 5, 2019 — Persistent sexual abuse
June 5, 2019 — Public lewdness
June 14, 2019 — Public lewdness
Aug. 8, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Aug. 14, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Aug. 15, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Sept. 27, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Nov. 6, 2019 — Criminal possession of a controlled substance
Feb. 4, 2020 — Assault
Feb. 17, 2020 — Assault
March 9, 2020 — Assault
June 16, 2020 — Assault of a victim 65 or older

I leave you to draw your own conclusions. 

Born on the 4th of July

The NYPD is going on strike this Fourth of July according to the New York Post.

Flyers are going around the precincts urging the cops to call in sick on the 4th of July. It gives them explicit instructions on how to call in sick without jeopardizing their employment. Up to and including coming into the precinct and demanding they call an ambulance. With the coronavirus bullshit there is no doubt that this could work.

You knew this was gonna happen.

It is the simple fact that liberals and Democrats don't live in the real world. They don't understand human nature and what people will do. For example the underground economy. They continual raise the sales tax and don't understand why people won't report their sales and their revenues go down when they raise the rates. They think they can insult and attack people and they are going to take it. The cops are not morons. They are not going to risk their lives to end up being put up on charges where they can get the death penalty when the arrest of a skell goes wrong. Atlanta is learning that lesson now. The rest of America will learn it soon.

I don't really hold a brief for the cops. I think in general they are lazy bastards. I think they went way downhill when they started  listening to the political correct and replaced dumb Irish guys with Hispanic lesbians who weigh 90 pounds. I know how this is going to go. The rich will hire their own police forces and keep anybody darker than Harry Belafonte out of their neighborhood unless they are rich rappers. The poor will be raped, murdered and victimized as their CVS and supermarkets are looted and burned down. The key is the middle class. They can't live in homogeneous neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens anymore because the liberals will prevent it. The cities are over. Unless they move to the suburbs. The middle class will have to develop their own militias to defend their homes. The cops are not going to do it. Gated communities will become the norm and not the exception.

In the meantime the liberals and the politicians are going to get a glimpse of what the future will look like without the police.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WKRLEM TV What Dr Fauci did to America

It was in the glass. And in his plans.

Small businesses that didn't quite cut it

The great Spanish Flu epidemic led to some authoritarian governors to close down businesses to avoid infections. But these were Americans and they refused to comply.

Famous Brooklyn Barber Guiseppi Conforti invented the maxi shaver that shaved ten people at once. Unfortunately it was not perfected and he managed to cut the throats of six customers at once.

His business could not survive this terrible accident so he went to work for his cousin Albert Anastasia. Who was very fond of barbershops. With similar results.

(Small Businesses That Didn't Quite Cut It by Doris Kearns Goodwin)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Black Lives Matter

This happened yesterday in Manhattan. You can read the whole story in the New York Post. 

There also numerous stories about the protests about how Black Lives Matter.

Also many articles where liberal politicians, celebrities and main stream media voices demand that we defund and eliminate the police.

The last line of the article is particularly humorous:

"It was not clear what the attacker’s motive was in Friday’s assault."

Thursday, June 11, 2020


Currently we are under a severe storm warning, thunder, lightning, flash floods, the whole deal. I was out buying materials for a raised garden when the storm hit, and by the time I got the car loaded I was soaked to the skin. As I went back inside the store to pick up the bird netting I had forgotten on my first pass a clerk looked at my bedraggled visage (think 8 months without a haircut crossed with a drowned rat) and he said "Is it raining?" My response "Not yet." I am building the raised garden so I can grow some purple sweet potatoes - I really like those.

Yesterday I took another road trip to saw some wood. Got some nice redbud, which is very colorful with a contrasting sapwood:

I turned those in 2015 and have been looking for more like that ever since.

The alliums are coming in nicely:

We had a nice sunset the other day:

Earlier this week I worked on some pieces parts for a fellow crafter:

Yet another sunset:

I also sawed some eastern red cedar - it was nondescript on the outside but quite colorful once I sawed it into pieces:

For a while the whole backyard smelled like a cedar closet. Nice!

This was last evening's thunderstorm:

This evening's thunderstorm finally abated enough so that I could go running with my dog. It was dark but the sky was intermittently lit up with flashes of distant lightning:

And just to show that I don't discriminate:

I like my rifles like I like my women - black.

The lockdown has been modified - the county commissioners have now said we have to wear masks any time we leave our houses. They were kind enough to permit us to go mask-free inside our own domiciles. They are the kindest, gentlest giant control freaks I have ever encountered in my life.

I am working on accepting the fact that anti-capitalists are in control of several nearby counties so now I am trying to be creative and think of work-arounds that will allow me to continue to sell without coming to the attention of those useless badwords. I have a couple of ideas and once I get a couple of current projects completed I will begin to git 'er done. That's the American way. 

Oh yeah, I stopped by a local business today and gave the owner my card - told him I am right around the corner and should his business come under attack that I could be there to help him defend it within minutes. He appreciated the thought.

So now we know.....

David Chase the creator of the Sopranos has let the cat out of the bag. In a story in the New York Post it is reported that he called the famous last scene as the "Death Scene."

Spoiler alert: In the roundtable discussion, co-author Alan Sepinwall asked Chase, “When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s [the diner], you just meant, ‘I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me.’ ”
Then Chase, 74, dropped the bombshell: “Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end … But we didn’t do that.”
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Noticing his epic leak, co-author Matt Zoller Seitz chimed in: “You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.”
“F - - k you guys,” replied Chase upon realizing his blunder."
It has long been speculated that Tony was hit by the guy at the counter who went into the bathroom to get the gun. Chase finally admitted that was the case even though he tried to make it be ambiguous so you could read it any way you wanted.

The prequel to the series has been filmed and will come out next year with James Gandolfini's son playing the young Tony.

Can't wait.

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