Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So Trump sez.....

That burning a flag (A US Flag) "should have  consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”

Yeah, I disagree. Strongly.

Thank God we have laws. And he can't make that happen.

The press is pointing out how this has been ruled Unconstitutional.  They are right, at least according to the Supreme Court. So Trump really only has an opinion.

If only the press had paid attention to the Constitution this past 8 years....

Update: BorePatch has another point 

Update 2: Joe has a great point as well

Update 3: So Does Ms. X

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Observation:

You can't go back....

At least not to the beach....

So a week and 3 days ago, I was on the beach just west of Michigan City, Indiana, just outside of what was, before the Federal Parks Department closed it for no good reason, Mt Baldy Park....

There I found, buried in the beach sand, at the edge of the wave line, (OK, really Midwest Chick saw it first) a large chunk of cast iron, likely a windlass or capstan.

Now, there is an old shipwreck in the area (Probably "unknown #3")... Old. like 1850's? ....before the turn of the century....over the years the ribs of the ship get covered and uncovered by sand. I have been there when the wooden ribs were visible, and this is in the same general area....And there is no documentation of any iron windlass or other large iron parts on the wreck....

I took careful sightings and measurements from fixed landmarks and from other beach detritus for closer locating...., and returned with a shovel and a camera to document it 10 days later....Of course, only after we had had large winds(and therefore waves) and a lot of rain....

No dice. The sand was at least 2 foot deeper than it was before. The three large oak trees washed up on shore that were part of my reference marks...one was moved, the other two were gone. With my sightings, I would guess that I was within 10 feet of the place....but with the sand being deeper by at least 2 feet at that area, and with my close reference marks gone or moved, I was unable to locate the item to document it.

Mother Nature teases us sometimes...revealing for a short time her treasures, then hiding them again.

I will go back, and I will find the item. But for now, it is a mystery. The beach I left is not the beach I returned to...nor will it be the beach to which I return next time.

So it is with other places in our life. Once we leave, they are gone. We can return to the same location, but the place is different. The people are new, or changed.....it isn't the same..... Familiar, yet different.....For you aren't the same person as he or she who left, and the place has moved on, evolving and becoming what it is today....different that it was yesterday. And not what it will be tomorrow.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gotta feel sorry for the Left

Ok, not really.

But first Hillary loses to Trump. Damages their calm....

Then Fidel kicks the Bucket.

What Next for the Left?

I'ts enough to get them to retreat again to their Safe Spaces.

One more might make them stay there....

Or you could form your own.....

"We don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now."

So, again, we see that to a significantly loud number of black people, all that matters is race.

Color, if you will.

Not philosophy, certainly not ability, just race.

And, again, who is the racist here?

If she and her supporters believe that strongly, then they could, of course, form their own party....say the Black Lives Matter party.

Or just call it the "Darkies" for short. Or just the Black Party...Or something like that. I really don't care.

Here is the rub though.....they need WHITE PEOPLE'S money. There aren't enough black people who will give even a dollar. Not enough folks that care enough. Who likely won't vote, but certainly won't give any money to run the party nor do the ad campaigns even if they found a candidate. And nobody wants to work for free, even to achieve their goals......So they want to take over the DNC....

They need white folks money and organization to get what they want.....

But that has been the way things have worked since the Civil Rights Movement, isn't it?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Will anyone really grieve?

Castro dead.

Fidel, that is.

Not that he has mattered for the past 10 years or so.....The media says I am supposed to care, but my Give-A-Shit meter just won't move off the peg....

Now, will the irritating bunch of "refugees" in Miami finally go home?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Another viewpoint on black Friday

I may well have to rethink my stance on staying away from the crowds of frenzied, creaming, psychotic shoppers clutching credit/debit cards in their sweaty little hands and running towards their "deals".

The one reason to shop on Black Friday....

Do you know this man?

45 years ago, he left a plane mid flight with $200K and a parachute.

No one knows if he survived.

Yes, I am talking about Dan (D.B.) Cooper

We will likely never know the whole story.

In order to stay un-incarcerated

I shall avoid all retail establishments today and for the weekend.

'Twas pointed out that I can stand the crowds in a gunshow , why not Black Friday Sales?

I think it is because of behavior....Gunshow crowds are, for the most part, well behaved, orderly, and polite. Not so with the post Thanksgiving shoppers.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I laughed.

Via FaceBook:

"Who wants to dress up in Bear costumes and go tear apart the tents of the people camping outside Best Buy for Black Friday?"

If I had a bear costume, I might try it....

Happy Thanksgiving

I have much to be thankful for this year. Too much to list, in fact.

I sincerely  hope you do as well.

And if you are missing out of being with family, friends, or loved ones because you are on duty in some foreign land, or standing a post here in the US, or are Law Enforcement/First Responder duty, or are forced to work in some Service job...I thank you for your service.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Did they wise up?

And realize that they weren't actually helping their students?

Or did they just get tired of the derision from the rest of the world?

(or maybe the students didn't use the "self care rooms" for some reason?)

University of Michigan cancels plan to help students 'cope' with Trump using coloring books, Play-Doh and bubbles

Whomever thought this shit up needs their ass kicked....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bill Penzey thinks you are a racist.

Y'know...the owner of Penzey's spices.....

"Since I ask you to read my emails, I feel it's only right that I read each of your replies. In sifting through those replies it was clear that, though not intended, a good number of people seemed to sincerely believe that in my statement I was calling all Republicans racists. In the emails of those Republicans who voted for someone other than the party's nominee, I sensed genuine pain at having the strength of character to not go along with what was happening, but nonetheless be grouped in with those who were. I apologize for writing something that caused you pain; that is not the person I want to be. You are your party's future, and you deserve my admiration and respect, and your country's as well.

For the rest of you, you just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. In your defense, most of you did so without thinking of the consequences of your candidate's racism, because for most of you the heartbreaking destruction racism causes has never been anything you or your loved ones have had to experience. But the thing is elections have their consequences. This is no longer sixty years ago. Whether any of us like it or not, for the next four years the 80% of this country who did not just vote for an openly racist candidate are going to treat you like you are the kind of person who would vote for an openly racist candidate.

You can get angry at everyone else for treating you like you just did the thing you just did, or you can take responsibility for your actions and begin to make amends. If you are lucky and younger family members are still coming over for Thanksgiving, before it's too late, take a moment and honestly think about how your actions must look through their eyes. Simply saying "I never thought he'd win" might be enough. But if you have the means, leaving a receipt from a sizable donation to the ACLU or the SPLC accidentally laying around where you carve the turkey, might go over even better.

Or, just do what you do best and volunteer. Through our customers' support, we've given away a lot of our Penzeys Pepper, the Pepper with heart. More often than not, those we meet cooking and serving food to feed those in need are Republicans. You really are a good bunch, but you just committed the biggest act of racism in American history since Wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway 53 years ago. Make this right. Take ownership for what you have done and begin the pathway forward."

I (used to) spend a lot at their stores and/or online.
Brigid and I have both recommended their products. I can't speak for her, but I won't recommend them anymore. I won't buy from them anymore.

My letter to him today:

I reference the letter you sent to your customers regarding our voting choices. 

I am offended by your call that I am a racist. You make broad statements without any knowledge about that which you speak. You have no knowledge about me, my opinions, my attitudes towards my fellow citizens (of any race) nor my attitudes towards race relations nor how we should interact..... Your statements are insulting and show you are misinformed.

We may well have differing opinions about politics, but I don't see where voting for a candidate that you oppose makes me a racist. While you have the right to your opinion, I too have a right to have MY opinion. I cared very little about your choice of vote, until you chose to label me a racist because my political choice differed than yours. I support your right to state your opinion. I will choose to state mine by choosing to do business elsewhere.

I have been a customer of Penzey's for over 15 years......until now. Penzeys was always my first choice for spice purchases. I had found that your products were of first quality and the Penzey's name a guarantee of that quality. Sadly, I will no longer do business with your company. There are other vendors of spices, and your insulting statements have made me choose to purchase elsewhere from this point forward. While the loss of my business may not affect your bottom line greatly, you can consider the fact that the loss of approximately 1400 dollars in business (last year) will benefit those other spice vendors that don't allow politics to affect their relationships with their customers....who don't insult those with other views than yours. 

I chose to vote for Donald Trump as the best (or at least "Least Bad") of the poor choices available to me this election season. I don't believe his policies will be "racist", but rather fair for all. Perhaps you should widen your circle of friends and actually meet some of those Republican Trump voters and learn about them and their reasons for voting the way they did....Leave the echo chamber of your anti-Trump acquaintances and actually meet some of those folks with opposing views and broaden your horizons a bit. You might learn something. 

I am saddened that you feel that fully half (not 80%) of your customers are racist and that you chose to denigrate us....and moreso that our business is of so little value that you felt comfortable enough to insult us in your public letter to your customers. While I respect your right to a private opinion, I will not do business with someone who chooses to insult me in public. Again, there are other vendors who are wisely choosing to keep their personal thoughts private and not insult their potential customers. They will gain my business that your hateful screed lost you.


Name redacted
Valparaiso, Indiana

Fuck 'em. There are other choices. And if only 20% of the people chose Trump, then we'd not be having this discussion, would we? 

Everyone has the right to free speech. Free speech, however, is not without consequences. 
Remember this when choosing a spice vendor. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

In the strangest places.

Selling raffle tickets at the Crown Point gunshow.

Up walks Tam.

Color me surprised.

A worthy cause

and a raffle.

Might be your lucky day to help a Marine.

Or just do a good deed.

Link to info on a good fundraiser.

Spare a few bucks?

And remember, the UN now controls the Internet....

" Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government"

"German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run 
for a historic fourth term on the strength of her pro-migrant policies
which have seen her lauded with praise by President Obama, moved 
to address populism in her joint address.

Calling the surge of interest in right-wing politics a “wave” that “engulfs 
us,” Ms. Merkel noted the sentiment “seems to come from the United 
States,” but in an oblique reference to President-Elect Donald Trump 
said it was an issue she was dealing with in Europe, too. 

She said: “Look at the European parliament. There are a lot of people 
who are looking for simplistic solutions and are preaching simplistic 
solutions which are very unfriendly policies. We have them here 
in Europe, too, we have them in Germany too.”

Apparently blaming this rising populism — politics that are popular 
with voters — on the internet, the German chancellor implied
the internet would have to be subject to restrictive censorship laws 
as were enacted by many European nations to stem the disruptive effect 
of the printing press.,......."

Read the rest at the link

Be afraid, They are out to control what you hear, see, and read in an attempt to control what you think.

They almost had us in the 70's and 80's....they controlled the press and the radio (mostly) and the TV.... and therefore the information....Until the rise of the internet in the 90's.

Now, they want to fix that too....

Friday, November 18, 2016

So yer afraid:

Yeah, you. The Muslim person....The Hispanic ....The Black dude (or woman).

You claim (or the Media claims, anyway) that you are afraid (of something) because Trump was elected as our next president.

You (or the media claims) are afraid of racism. Because (or so the Media claims) Trump was elected by racist white people.

Well, first of all, It is White people who are the majority in this country. Had we elected Hillary Clinton (A white woman) there would still have been a majority of white people voting to elect her. Where, exactly, is the racism?

Second, if we were all so racist, we'd not put up with your antics.

Muslim threats muslim attacks...self radicalized, etc.....Muslim attempts to change our society to suit your religious and cultural lifestyle would have long since engendered violence. But somehow, it hasn't. We ARE growing tired of it, but we aren't doing anything, and haven't.

Hispanics.....The press tells us that you claim you are afraid....of what, exactly, they don't tell us....But afraid, nonetheless..... Here is the thing....if we, as the majority of the people in this country...yes, us whites,...If we were inclined to do violence, or to somehow oppress you, we could easily have done so in the recent past....but we haven't. We have put up with your support of people that are illegal immigrants over those who are legal and welcomed immigrants. (You support race over country, which I personally find offensive) yet we haven't terrorized you or harmed you, or done anything to you.

And you black people. We haven't done anything to you. We could, but we don't, because we are (generally) decent people. W e haven't killed or lynched anyone, not even those "Black Lives Matter" folks that threaten us and insult us and riot and break things and stop traffic and such. Who state on video that they want to kill or harm White people. Who is the racist there?

See, all of you. your forget one thing. We are decent law abiding citizens. We obey the law. We don't kill people, we don't lynch people, we don't do any of the things the press implies (but doesn't say) you are afraid of.

We could....But we don't. Never forget, we are the majority, and many of us are armed....And know how to say "hello" from hundreds of yards away. We also own pistols for close work, and we practice....We don't spray bullets from a car in drive by shootings and hit innocents. We hit where we aim. I figure about 3 weeks, realistically.

But if we haven't done anything by now, then you can rest assured that until you up your game and piss us off a great deal more, you are probably safe. Unlike you, we see that there are lots of folks  who aren't looking for trouble. Oddly enough, we can see past the filter of race and culture and can see the individual. You are the ones grouping by race, not us.

But rest assured, if we should decide to do so, we could choose to finish the job the press claims we want to do. Since we are decent people, we won't.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A hunnerd and foty fyve years ago

The NRA was born.

I am proud to be carrying on the traditions as an NRA instructor.

If nothing else, the NRA frightens many Senators and Congressmen enough to be cautious in what gun related legislation they pass.

Pretty much this whole article is a lie

And it is pretty far out there, even for Slate.

"There's no such thing as a good Trump voter"

I guess they read Goebbels (Hitler's Propaganda Minister) "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes Truth".

May have also been Lenin...Google says both.

The sad part is that a large number of Muslims and Hispanics and a greater percentage of Black People actually believe this. (But then again, a significant number of Blacks are uncomfortable driving into rural Indiana, believing that there is a KKK member behind every stalk of corn.....Which there isn't)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Do you have whiney liberal friends?

Or acquaintances?

Are they thinking about getting a gun? (It seems to be the meme of the week....that they now need a gun to "Protect themselves"....from whom they need protection is generally unclear....but still.....We all know Liberals follow the herd, and often without thinking about why they are following the fashion or trend.....

If so, and you know someone like that....You should have them read this:

A Handy Guide For Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested In Gun Ownership

While not complete, it might teach 'em enough that they can learn what questions they need to ask, in order that you can help them.

Or, it'll make 'em all squirmy and such, which is often amusing....so there is that.

And, again, if anyone in NWI needs help learning about firearms, I am available for the asking. I am a certified NRA instructor if that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. I don't charge for my instruction.

I can be reached at: themiddleoftheright@gmail.com.

HT: Wirecutter


Can't confirm, but I don't doubt it one bit....

Go here to see an interesting correlation.

Crime vs liberalism.

And here: Crime vs Trump voters in Chicago. (I moved this post back to the top, because I think it is important.....this info will become necessary in the coming months)

Monday, November 14, 2016


so, 4 years ago, and 8 years ago respectively.....

How many universities and colleges had counseling resources for those folks bothered by the fact that we had somehow elected a liberal man who was raised as a muslim to the highest office in the land? How many places of higher education cancelled classes the day after...and provided resources for those students who were disturbed by the idea of Barry being President?

yeah, I thought so.

How many conservatives cried? Had the Vapors? How many actually needed counselling?

Yeah....those were the ones who rioted too, back then, I bet.

Prolly never held one is his hands....

So some whiny liberal CEO from San Diego (That is in Kalifornia, if you voted for Hillary) has threatened to get "a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts", also "Find a bedroom in the whitehouse [sic] that suits you motherf---er. I’ll find you".

“I’m going to kill the president Elect,” was one of the posts on Harrigan’s Twitter account. It was followed by the comment, “Bring it secret service.”
Now, I will bet good American dollars (lots of 'em, in fact) that Mr. Harrigan has never held a rifle in his hands....has no idea of the limitations of what a rifle can do....and has no idea how difficult or how much training it takes to make a long distance shot against a human sized target. While I have never actually looked closely, my bet would be that the SS has every approach and angle for at least a thousand yards around the WH covered. I'm not a sniper, but I CAN do about 80% at 800 yards, and I doubt that the Secret Service has left anywhere for me to take a shot. And I practise, and I keep my skillset honed. (Plus, I am led to believe, the windows of the White House are fairly bullet resistant).

For those of you on the Left: It isn't just like you see on the TV. It takes a LOT of training to take a long distance shot. Ranging, ballistics, just learning to hold an effective hold so you don't munge up the shot with shaking, or your breathing, or you heartbeat or muscle quivers. Reality is that you can't just pick up a rifle for $600 and hit someone a half mile away with the first shot out of that rifle. Yer gonna spend a large chunk of scratch to get a rifle capable of that kind of accuracy. (I have one that was built by a man, who sold it to me for much less than what it was worth because he had parkinsons....But it will do the job....if I can do mine). You need a LOT of training and physical conditioning to be able to shoot a rifle that is capable of that kind of shot....YOU have to be capable too. Few people are.... I get a little worse every year. Sniping is for the young, really.

So it is entirely possible that Mr. Harrigan was just spouting off....He lives in Kalifornia, remember. Not so sure he could purchase a "sniper rifle" even if he wanted to......

I hope the Secret Service makes his life hell. He is looking at up to 5 years and as much as a $10K fine.

Why are so many leftists so childish?

Do people you know need help?

Do they suffer from Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder?

Do your friends (or perhaps you?) suffer this disorder?

There are places where you can go and get help. Go HERE to learn how to deal with TARD.

If you know folks who are suffering from TARD, show them this site in order that they can get help.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


I am all for these folks who wish to protest Donald Trump's win.

I support their right to do so 100%. If pushed, I'd be willing to fight to protect their right to protest, even against my fellow conservatives.

Having said that, I gotta ask:

What, exactly. do they they think they are gonna accomplish?

Trump is president elect. Hillary isn't. All legal like. Crying won't change that. Nor will pouting.
(Conservatives knew and realized how futile protesting would be 8 and 4 years ago (even though there were significant irregularities) ....we were just as disappointed, but we knew protesting, crying, and whining was, in fact, futile.....so we (mostly) didn't)

Do they think they will change the outcome of the elections if enough protesters show up? That enough Hillary supporters getting together can suddenly elevate their chosen candidate to the office of POTUS?

Or are they just having a childlike tantrum? Showing how immature the supporters of the Left really are? How shallow, childlike and how disconnected from reality they are?

Too late, my friend

People see your organization for what it is.

You squandered your reputation. It is now worth nearly nothing.

No one believes the "news" you write and publish. Your Bias was overwhelming.

New York Times publisher vows to 'rededicate' paper to reporting honestly

Hell, I'd believe "Pravda" over the NYT.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Breaking news:

It is rumored that Trump is going to offer Hillary Clinton a post in his new government.

I heard it was to be Ambassador to Libya.

Friday, November 11, 2016

We oughta let 'em...

After Donald Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

We should encourage most of the rest of southern Kalifonia to do the same....and most of western Washington state.

It actually should be a county by county referendum. And we should make those states that want to secede build and maintain a border fence.

Of course,  that would mean there would be no Federal support of the leftist enclaves....I doubt that they would survive over time. Too bad...They'd fall into anarchy before Trump is out of office.

The USA would be better off without these folks.

Say "Thank You"

To a Vet today.

Today is Veteran's day.

 Honor 'em  just a bit.  Respect their Service.

For me, I thank all Veterans. Combat or not. Thank you for your service.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I felt sorry for the Clinton supporters. Their chosen candidate couldn't even face 'em on election night.

I find that sad, and cowardly, and terribly non leader-like. She owed it to those people. She failed them.  Not in losing the election, but in faileing to speak to them afterwards.

Is this really the person they pinned their hopes and dreams upon? Who couldn't even face them and admit defeat and thank them for their service? Is this the person that could have been the leader of this country? Losing with grace and honor is a part of having class. Having the fortitude to admit defeat and to thank those who helped is also a part of having class.

She couldn't do that in the hour of her defeat. It was only the next morning that she made her concession speech. Too late for her supporters then.

Will he resign?

I'm talking about Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus of course....I mean, his advice for the prior two elections, as well as this one, has been to fins a cetrist candidate in order to appeal to as many voters as possible...

Which gave us DNC-Lite candidates like McCain and Romney.

His party apparatus this time around supported Jeb Bush and, when he went down, Marco Rubio....Also DNC-Lite candidates.

They were soundly rejected by the members of the Republican Party in the Primaries. The voters chose Trump. The RNC opposed him every step of the way. Wouldn't surprise me if the RNC was part of the nasty stories being circulated about the Donald....


If Priebus and his ilk don't resign, then the RNC should fire him. He has, again, been proven wrong.

The people want a choice, and, given a chance, they will vote for a conservative (for whatever definition of conservative you wish to use.) Trump may not be my kind of conservative, but he WAS the most conservative candidate.

And he fucking WON. Tore the Establishment up.

Listening to the media ...



"Incredible surprise".


They are all shocked by Trump's win. Shocked and surprised.

Shows how disconnected they are from the real folks in this country. I knew it was gonna be close. As I stated previously, I expected it to be closer because of the fraud voting machine errors.

So we are screwed.....

Trump is president.

God help this country.

Of course, We are less screwed than if Hillary had been elected....... By a large amount, in fact.

Let the games begin.....This oughta get interesting....

I am, however, amazed he beat the "Margin of cheat"...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Non election related

Something to lift your spirits a bit....

Election night

May God have mercy on this country.

Like as not, however, we will get the leaders we, as a nation, deserve.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Food for thought

Just in case you haven't made up you minds yet, or know someone who hasn't:


CP and I don't agree on much. But in this case, he is right.

Ding Dong

The witch is dead.

And good riddance to her.

Janet Reno dead at 78. 

Unmourned by me.

She set the standards for women in Government law enforcement. No one, until Loretta Lynch, ever came close to her level of damage.

I gotta find out where she will be buried so I can piss on her grave.

The victims of Waco will no doubt cheer me on.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nothing yet?

So, with 650 thousand emails, the Feds haven't yet found even ONE incriminating item?

Was it all just a bunch of Hoopla?

Or is Comey or Lynch holding 'em back until after the election?

One wonders.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

You wish you were me right now.

Myself and Midwest Chick had dinner at Old NFO's house:

Guests were:

Wing and A Whim.

And others.

What a great time.

(Plus OldNFO cooks a mean steak).

Tomorrow: Barbecue is on the menu for dinner, I am told.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I'll be damned!

The cubs actually pulled it off.

Never would have thought they could hang together well enough and long enough to do it.


Where he will be sedated until the FBI investigation is over.....

Weiner checks into Sex Addiction clinic.

One could assume that he is being placed out of the way so he cannot either testify or give any additional permissions for searches.

If, that is, he doesn't fall down a tragically open elevator shaft on his way to the lobotomy room during treatment.


Am about halfway through Michael Williamson't new book "Angel Eyes".

Yah, another pager turner here. Hadda put it down and turn off the Kindle so I could get some work done, and to save some for the trip.

This is another book set in the Freehold universe, More or less concurrent with the timeline of the original book "Freehold" (Which you should read, if only to see how a society could work....and where ours is heading.

I had hoped to get an autographed copy from him at the 1500 in Indy, but he was sold out, so I hadda get the Kindle version instead.

Unintended consequences of modern medical technology

This would be funny, if it weren't so serious....

Woman farts during laser surgery, catches self on fire.

Seriously, refrain from gassy foods before laser surgery. 

Ok, it is funny even so.