Dividing the Country…

I’ve never felt comfortable living somewhere where couldn’t see a mountain. That may sound strange, but it’s true.



Bullet Points:

** “We had a Republican party that was ruled by freaks, neo-cons, globalists, open border zealots, and fools,” said President Donald Trump during an address at CPAC before calling out several Republicans by name declaring America will never go back to that era. — Do you think that’s true?  Maybe it’s just a vision statement?

**  Walmart leaves Portland – Walmart is pulling out of Portland, Oregon, as retail crime spikes in the city. The chain’s two stores will close March 24, according to The Oregonian. “There is no single cause for why a store closes – we do a thorough review of how a store performs and weigh many factors before making the difficult decision to close a facility,” Lauren Willis, a Walmart representative, said.

** The people in eastern Oregon are generally patriotic and sane, and they’re tired of being subjected to the misrule of the far-Left kleptocrats in Salem, who care about them only as a cash cow to fund their socialist pipe dreams. Accordingly, some have formed the Greater Idaho movement, which actually hopes to detach Oregon’s rural eastern counties from the state and attach them to Idaho. This movement, as fanciful as it seems, is gathering steam, and that has Democrats enraged. Whatever else it may be, their rage is revealing.


Eat the Mushrooms before following the White Rabbit.

If you don’t believe me, ask Alice.


Identify the Tanks


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


Monday Breakfast

Crispy shredded potatoes topped with melted cheddar cheese topped with a medium egg on top of a warm corn tortilla. Plan on eating two.


  1. I was born and raised a flatlander. I personally dislike storm’s sneaking up on me. I want to watch them coming from a long distance away. No mountains for me.

    • I knew somebody like that. “Mountains are pretty, but they block the view,” he’d say. “The mountains are the view,” I’d tell him. “Growing up in a 2-dimensional landscape makes one daft, ya know, so you’ve got an excuse.”

  2. Mountains are majestic but I was born, bred, and raised in Miami – I get altitude sickness wearing high heels.

  3. “And that’s what has Leftists such as Wintrow rattled. What if conservatives all over the country get tired of serving as the Left’s piggy bank and start changing the political divisions of the country so as to get out of the statists’ grip?”
    The Civil War by other means.

  4. I was talking to Jim Curtis on Saturday about how the left is modifying books written in the past and changing the words. An example is Roald Dahl and it reminded us of 1984 and Winston rewriting history.

  5. FJB- “Hi Jrblahhn, cngrtuhhshhns on winng…yeah…uhh…you know…the thing.”
    JF- “Hi and goodnight.”

    “And they called good evil and evil good”….when the Democrat “seat” becomes more important than the one sitting in it.

    Then we have PDJT at CPAC actually saying something cohesive and uplifting. Can it be any clearer the differential? The energy of this man at his age is astounding, and is laser focused to fixing this god-awful mess created by a bunch of soulless bums. “Building” something and solving problems and helping others has been Trump’s life driving force, and drives him now. It is his energy source, which is fully directed at his current development project: TO HELP America become so great as to be formidable and unstoppable, as real Americans desire. We got a taste of that effort the last round…and it was refreshing, made life worth hopping out of bed and taking on the day. Now we have mostly discord and chaos at the hands of the morons and Satan worshippers.

    Trumps desire to right the badly heeled-over American ship is obvious to anyone with half a brain and eyeballs. I believe – despite his age – the result will be the same as the last round – IF – he can SOMEHOW overcome the rampant disinformation and election fraud machine, then once again take the chair behind the Resolute Desk. God willing.

    With respect to our venerable hist, that’s my Monday Morning Sermonette.

    • Cheerleading changes nothing. In January after the election, DJT picked cabinet members from the same old power groups. That’s when I knew nothing would change. Make America Goldman Again!

      “The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had — he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

      • Yeah but I feel better. Heh

        Despite The Founders drafting a Constitution to avoid the government becoming an entity of its own, and now, a massive tyrannical juggernaut convinced that We The People are the enemy, failing (or not caring) to recognize that it is them who are The enemy of the good and righteous.

        We have two years or we’re toast.

        • Despite The Founders drafting a Constitution to avoid the government becoming an entity of its own

          The Constitution was a clone of the British government, by Founding Lawyers who wanted a New Britain so as to become the American aristocracy. Change my mind.

          We have two years or we’re toast.

          In two years the government will be toast, but the people will be just fine. There’s a huge amount of fossil fuels in the ground, there’s no farm crop pestilence or plague, and all the attackers will be bankrupt. What’s not to like about that?

          • “The Constitution was a clone of the British government, by Founding Lawyers who wanted a New Britain so as to become the American aristocracy. ” Like King George…. Washington.
            There is no changing your mind so I won’t try.
            Let’s just agree that that’s nonsense.

          • And here I thought my opening JB/JF conversation was pretty funny.

            We left England for a reason, repeating the prescription for governance was not one of them.

            America is in a very serious time, no doubt about it. A solution can be had but only if American’s; get back to basics, excise the purveyors of rot and decay, and pool together…otherwise it goes away. We have the blueprint, and sure, it’ll be difficult considering our opponents blatantly lied about many things to destroy a man and his supporters, including Jan 6th, a carefully orchestrated Op headed by Pelosi and McConnell. I believe the scumbags in charge are starting to get a little bit scared as facts prove them as the criminals they truly are, and more people are waking up. (Not enough but it’s a start)

            Despite my desire to “go Galt” to save my brain from the idiocy, I strongly believe we have a duty to fix this mess, in whatever manner we individually can muster. I will never comply to stupid or immoral people.

  6. I love the mountains also and can see MT. Mcgloughlin from our back pasture. Just under 10000 ft it does stand out here in Southern Oregon. As far as Portland and losing business I have a friend that works for a state agency. He said that the main office in downtown Portland area has gotten so bad that they are quietly moving people to other offices in the surrounding suburbs. They have found a dead body in the doorway of the office more than once and many are refusing to come into work. Greater Idaho is a fantastic idea, and I am hoping that the southern counties of Jackson, Josephine, Curry and Coos will all join in. Doubtful it happens but a man can hope. The commies of the Willamette valley are horrible.

  7. I spent 13 years in the upper mid-west and when I moved back to the west coast I figured that I’d be most happy seeing-smelling the saltwater again. Turns out that seeing the mountains stuck the deepest with me.
    There was something special about seeing Mt Rainier every day.

  8. Trump said that? “Neocons and globalists” (redundancy is redundant). Wow. Now I know he doesn’t have a chance.

    I like mountains as well. But mountains be racist and sheeit. I have proof! Here is an example:


    Outside used to be a nice read. I stopped reading it probably a decade ago for various reasons. But if this is typical of their current content it’s dead to me. What a pity.

    Re the Orwell quote and rewriting history in general, over the weekend a friend (mid 30’s) was mocking me for having physical media rather than getting movies, etc online. We had a little discussion about that. She was horrified — didn’t see the connection between Black Tinkerbell, Black Ariel, and the deliberate subversion of canon. Me on the other hand, I’ve been buying classic Disney movie DVDs at the thrift store. I NEVER personally much cared for Disney, especially as a child, but I want to have the classics available as they were originally created and intended. And get copies of the original Bugs Bunny cartoons fer goodness sake.

    • Me as well, like many ‘things’ that have lost their main charter (I want cell service, not SJW cell company) Outside has become a Lefty rag.

      She begins, “As a Black woman…”, then adds, “well-off grandparents who were willing to raise a troubled teenager. They lived in Jackson, Wy,…” Then proceeds to criticize the town and area.

      A real piece of work that one.

      • Maybe there would be a future for me in films if I wore a man bun, shaved my legs, and learned to walk like a duck and steal women’s luggage at the airports.

        I’m sure that I’d have risen above lieutenant commander/1130 in the Navy. At least vice admiral.

        • Shave your legs, walk bow-legged* and wear shocking red heels with matching lipstick: putting the “vice” in Vice Admiral.

          *on account of the time spent as a rear admiral, doncha know. Yes, low-hanging fruit, sigh. Still psychologically worn out from the trip to NYFC. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

          As to the D&D movie, I’m waiting for The Critical Drinker’s review (not that I’m going to see it, any road) mainly for the insight but also for the mockery.

          • You usually move from rear admiral lower half to rear admiral upper half. And from there to full vice

  9. Mountains. Lived most of six decades in California. No need to explain here why we bailed out in 2015. Here in DFW I do miss the mountains. As a young lad we packed into the High Sierra on horseback more than once. My theory is that looking up at mountains reminds us that we are all part of something bigger.

    Walmart leaves Portland. And the cops are leaving Austin. From the New York Post–

    “Texas’ woke capital, Austin, is in the midst of a policing crisis with over 300 vacancies and cops quitting because they feel disrespected, multiple sources tell The Post.”

    Dr. Strangelove. I wonder if George C. Scott and Slim Pickens ever sat down for a beer. A Slim Pickens story–He had been out hunting somewhere in the southwest and stopped into a local game office to inquire about the purchase of a license to hunt camels. The lady behind the counter was a bit taken aback and replied “Well, no sir, we don’t have any camels around here”. Pickens shot back “Well, y’all sell licenses to hunt deer, and you ain’t got a one of them around here either!”

    Breakfast. Yum, I’ll have to try that. A suggestion for your next grilled cheese sandwich–spread A-1 sauce on the inside, then add a fried egg (over hard) and slice of fried baloney.

    • I think that’s called a “Breakfast Jack with A-1” Yes, that sounds good.

      Slim Pickens is an American Legend. (RIP)

      Austin will do fine with social workers patrolling the ghetto.

  10. And my favourite holidays all have mountains in them. There’s just something about mountains. What’s that thing they say in Colorado – The mountains are calling and I must go.

    Monday breakfasts look good.

  11. Mountains.
    Other than time in the Army, I’ve always lived where I could see mountains. Until graduating from High School I always lived above 6,500′ ASL.

    Several relatives live there and are involved in longshore activities for several generations. Other than work, they avoid the downtown area. Sad. Portland was once a nice place (as was Seattle).

  12. “Wherever they burn books, in the end will also burn human beings.” – Heinrich Heine

  13. The conversation would be similar to a sputtering misfiring lawn mower and a bowl of Rice Krispies.

    I live on the side of the Heard County High Spot (GA). They didn’t even give it a name, though the neighbors call it Rattlesnake Mountain. Just under 1400 feet. I’m at 1320′. Ain’t much compared to elsewhere, but still beats the flatlands.

  14. I have always enjoyed the dramatic scenes in the high mountains. More recently I have come to appreciate the subtler vistas of the desert.

  15. One aspect of my job is to storm spot. We try and position our units where we can observe the right rear quadrant of a supercell thunderstorm that I’ve spent time watching develop. The triggers we are looking for are dime sized or larger hail, any kind of rotation, and winds 58 mph or stronger. That’s achieved when the Johnson grass in the ditch lays down flat. Point your truck directly into the storm and buckle up. Make sure you have an escape route if things get a bit too chippy! No obstructions allowed!

  16. With the current state of affairs, I half expected the Grace Slick post to be titled “when the truth is found to be lies”.

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