Winter is Coming

Rimmed with canyon walls dotted by saguaro cactus, aptly named Saguaro Lake is located about 40 miles east of Phoenix.

Sometimes it is cold enough to see significant snow on Four Peaks from the lake.


After the relative success of the First Crusade led by Peter-the-Hermit, Godfrey of Bouillon was named Defender of the Holy Sepulcher. The kings and princes offered him the crown, but he refused “to be named a king in a city where Christ wore a crown of thorns.”

Among his peers, Godfrey was widely regarded as the ideal ruler, a capable military commander, and a pious crusader.

Biden Voter

h/t Claudio


(link) What do you want to bet that they are now on the FBI’s domestic terrorist list now?

According to its website, US Freedom Flyers is a group of “transportation industry employees who have come together to fight federal and state mandates which aim to strip Citizens of their right to medical freedom.”

AMTRAK is having similar issues

People are showing a little spine. The government is not your friend and they do NOT have your best interests at heart.


Parting Shot

Johnson M1941 Automatic rifle

Designed by Captain Melvin Johnson Jr. in the late 1930′s along with his semi-automatic rifle, manufactured by Johnson Automatic Manufacturing Co. c.1941-45  .30-06 30-round single-stack removable box magazine, short-recoil select fire.


Johnson M1944 Automatic rifle

The same, but cobbled together from pipes during WW2. The Johnson light machine gun was born from one of the attempts by Johnson to replace the M1 Garand in US service, none of them succeeding at that. This design however was adopted as a slightly lighter alternative to the BAR by both the US Army and Marine Corps.




  1. Winter is Coming
    Selfishly, I would welcome a heavy snow filled winter in the Colorado River system. Seeing a nearly filled Lake Powell would lure me back and my ag friends and family might survive for a few more years.

  2. Relative success of the First Crusade? We took Jerusalem, most of the Holy Lands, set up the Kingdom of Antioch and for once pretty much everyone in the civilized world was working for the same thing.

    The only more successful it could have been would have been the complete destruction of Islam and the unholy demonic cities of Mecca and Medina.

    Okay, yeah, relatively successful. Dammit.

    • They left a Mohammedan army in the field in Damascus and elsewhere. There was a lot of work remaining to do, but they went home leaving it undone. Successful, yes. But they left more crusades to be managed.

  3. People have more power over government tyranny than they have been led to believe, pushback is in American DNA. Thinking the Dems are getting nervous.

    About lost my adult beverage with the bear/Apple watch, conjured up all sorts of funnies, “Congratulations, you have reach terminal velocity.”

    Snowing here, pre-winter tease. Need the moisture. Temps will come back up by the weekend.

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