Later today the Kudzu Wife and I will travel south a couple hours for the viewing of my aunt Mary Lou, my fathers younger sister.
This, just four weeks since we lay my uncle Jim to rest.
While Jim's passing was expected as he'd had heart problems for several years, aunt Mary Lou's caught me off guard. At a family reunion three weeks ago she seemed in good spirits and reasonable health. Of course, she was eighty years old and the heat was a hellish 100 + degrees. That will wilt anyone's cool and we bustled her into the dining facility where the air conditioning was a blessing.
She and I had talked much of some of her memories of growing up on my Grandfather Oscar's dairy farm and event from her early life. I had every intention (of which the road to hell is paved) of traveling down to her home to record some family history.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, a WWII POW veteran, and one son. She leaves behind sons and a daughter, Son-in-law and daughter's in law, many grand children, maybe even great grand children for all I know, and many nieces and nephews, especially one who will remember her for her courage in the face of adversity, and a beautiful smile that lit up every place I ever saw her
She will be missed.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Not many people have watched, listened or read reports of the shooting in Colorado without cringing from the horror that was inflicted in that movie theater. And not only in the theater. Horror that such an event could take place in any town, to any group of people, their families, neighbors, sons and daughters.
It is such a horror that most people after the first few days of reportage just want to tune it out. After all, 'it couldn't happen here, could it'?
From Neal; http://www.zombie-slayer.com/neal/
“Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”
So you see, they do plan on trying to disarm the people, and take away their ability to resist. Our founders warned us about this as well. George Mason clearly stated that ” To disarm the people….is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” Andrew Fletcher said, ” The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.” James Madison explained that ” The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” Therefore, if the government does not trust us to keep and bear arms, why in God’s name should we trust them?
The government has already shown its willingness to disarm the American people in times of crisis. Just look back at the actions of the New Orleans Police and the National Guard during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and you will see that the government will go door to door confiscating your guns, even though you have done absolutely nothing to warrant such confiscations. If they did it then, you can bet your ass they will do it again in the event of another full scale crisis.
Add to that the fact that the odds are that the U.S. will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty. We the people did not elect the UN to represent us, and they have no legal authority to restrict our right to possess firearms. Yet, according to former Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, that is exactly what this treaty will do. Bolton is quoted as saying that the treaty “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”
None of this may mean anything to you as you may not own guns, or you may not notice that your freedom is being eroded. But it damn sure worries me. I could honestly care less if you choose to deny the obvious truth that your government is out to enslave you. Unfortunately, the actions of the government will affect me as much as they affect you. However, as Henry Ford once said, ” Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” Well, I have certainly provided you with a lot to think about. So I will allow it to sink in while I return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
Certainly there are deranged people living among us. (I suspect I have been suspect from time to time) But, there seems to me that whenever an event, a crisis, a happening is needed to either turn our attention away from, or towards, whatever is wanted by the PTB, such an event comes to pass.
Deranged............your guess is as good as any.
Posted by kdzu at 8:44 PM
Friday, July 20, 2012
..just one person with a concealed carry permit had been in that movie theater in Colorado.
Would there have been several less people dead and dozens less wounded?
I think it was in a Robert Heinlein book that I first read the phrase, "an armed society is a polite society".
Do you think James Holmes would have gone to the theater if he'd thought, "well, nearly every adult there will be armed"? Or would he have thought, "maybe I'd better just shoot myself and end it quickly and cleanly rather than possible be wounded multiple times very seriously and it's gonna hurt one hell of a lot".
I have mostly avoided large public gatherings all my life simply out of a dislike of huge anonymous crowds. This shooting however will not have a big impact on me personally, but for 80 some odd people and their family and friends it's something that will drastically change their lives forever.
Always, always be aware of your surroundings, and have a personal plan for defense of yourself and your loved ones.
Posted by kdzu at 8:48 PM
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Why does the United States have to do anything? http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/18/us-syria-crisis-usa-idUSBRE86H1ET20120718
When did we take the Syrians to raise? For years we've bad mouthed Assad. Now we want to save him.
"The window is closing, we need to take action in a unified way to help bring about the transition that the Syrian people so deserve," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a news conference.
This is Washington speak for, "we want to be in control of what happens in Syria".
Why not let the Syrians duke it out for them selves. All we'll do by engaging in a power struggle with Russia or any of the factions in that area is piss them off, waste Billions of dollars, and, probably, in the end, waste the blood and lives of military and civilian people for something we'll regret.
We certainly need a government that does less.
Posted by kdzu at 6:48 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Is this the first major federal domino?
The USPS has been hemorrhaging money like blood from a botched backstreet abortion for years.
Is it time to pull the plug?
Anything I need to send anywhere, if it can't be done electronically, I use Fedex. Does it cost more? Yes, but I'll gladly spend the few extra shekels to promptness and security.
Like many another federal program the USPS as is presently structured is doomed. Eleven Billion each year is mandated they put into retirement accounts and retirement health accounts. That's with a B .
Wouldn't it make more sense to phase out those payments. Require the remaining employees to pay into a retirement account that they will own and control such as is the social security program in Chile. While you might think Chile is a third world country, their social security program is a diamond in a world of gravel.
What will be next? Already cities all over the country are either declaring bankruptcy, or thinking seriously.
Are you ready?
Posted by kdzu at 9:58 PM
Monday, July 16, 2012
POTUS meets with Jerry Springer
and we're supposed to take him seriously?
Posted by kdzu at 10:20 PM
Leftest idiots in Cali-fucked up are considering a plan to Condemn Mortgages.
Condemn them........take them over from the lawful holders of the legal Contracts, in effect, to seize the property of the legal owners and do what they think is in the best public interest with the government becoming the owners.
Just following the thief-in-charge Barrack who stole a large part of General Motors.
Check it out below.
Posted by kdzu at 1:27 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I wonder if anybody ever stops by here any more.
Seems like when I come by I get distracted by reading those blogs I like and forget that I can throw up bits of wit and wisdom myself. Well the wisdom is mostly in my own mind and the wit is of the dim kind.
The Kudzu Wife (KW) and I have been attempting to adapt to living in our new place of course. Slowly I'm getting a few things done around here. (very slowly it seems) I've gotten a few panels of picket fence painted and put up along the front. About 100' out of 400'. I'm painting them before putting them up since they'll be backed by the 12' Leyland Cypress between us and the road. If I paint one side of a panel and place it against the wall to dry on one side of the shed and the back side of another panel on the other side, I can get 3 to 4 a day done, letting the paint dry before laying another panel against it.
Finally we got a wall unit heat pump for the Green Room ( it has green carpet, which the wife isn't too keen on, hence the name). I've moved the living room furniture in there. The old living room will become in time the formal sitting room when we've found the right antiques to fill it.
We've a solitary apple tree in the yard. Neglected for who knows how many years we were only able to get the bottom part pruned before warm weather sat in early this year. I walked out thru the bermuda grass barefoot and picked one of the few apples this evening. Walking barefoot in the grass eating one of your own apples has to be one of God's little gifts.
Earlier today I did a little practicing with one of these beauties.
High Standard Supermatic Citation Military Model 107 .22 long rifle. 6 1/4 inch fluted barrel.
After bore sighting with laser boresight tool @ 50 ft was far more accurate than the guy squeezing the trigger. I'm convinced with a gun rest this baby would put a full clip in a hole that would fit under a quarter at that range. They took many an international championship back in the day. It's tapped for barrel weights and machined to take muzzle brake.
Me like.........Me want
We've had a good bit of rain the last few days. Three inches on Thursday night. The pooch is hiding under the desk right now because of rumbles off in the distance.
On my last post I mentioned second chances. I guess no matter how old you get you're never too old for one of those.
Life is good my friends. Don't let the bastards tell you otherwise. It's all about how you perceive it.
Posted by kdzu at 7:23 PM