Ukraine War Update

The Ukrainian offensive East of Kharkiv reached and secured Molodova, near Staryi, Saltiv.

The bridge of Staryi Saltiv has been destroyed forcing any Russian retreat to move North, as well as restricting continued Ukrainian advances East.

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Russian armored units, supported by artillery continued to carry out attacks in Rubizhne, Popasna, and Lyman.

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The Russian offensive, oft discussed, is not materializing. They are supplied in their current deployment, but they don’t have the initiative. T-72’s from Poland arrived in the contested areas above by train and they are being employed in the areas represented on the maps above.

 

US State Dept Travel Warnings

U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Level for U.S. Nationals by country, as of May 1, 2022.

other warnings…

The woke will be flogged, Antifa will be strangled. Communists will be crucified.

 

Abortion is no longer a “women’s issue” –

The left gave that one up when they decided that nobody can define what a “woman” is. They can’t use “my body, my choice” either after the forced vaccinations for the plague. All that is left would seem to be a primal scream…

 

Historical Interlude

ROMANS vs CALEDONIANS: GALGACUS’ FAMOUS SPEECH TO HIS MEN BEFORE THE BATTLE OF MONS GRAUPIUS (AD 83)

There is no land beyond us… We are the last people on earth, and the last to be free: our very remoteness in a land known only to rumor has protected us up till this day… Now there is no people beyond us, nothing but tides and rocks and, more deadly than these, the Romans. It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. They have pillaged the world: when the land has nothing left for men who ravage everything, they scour the sea. If an enemy is rich, they are greedy, if he is poor, they crave glory. Neither East nor West can sate their appetite. They are the only people on earth to covet wealth and poverty with equal craving. They plunder, they butcher, they ravish, and call it by the lying name of ‘Empire’. They make a desert and call it ‘peace’.“-Tacitus, Agricola 29-32.

 

Shopping at Traitor Joe’s

It’s kind of a hippie market and the people shopping there likely all voted for Traitor Joe. You just get that vibe at the Traitor Joe’s market in Prescott, AZ. I was invited out of the blue to have a threesome by an old (cat lady type) hippie the time before last that I went there, so you can’t say that they’re not friendly. Willing to share their STD’s. I declined. The only reason I go is that I like olive tapenade and it’s the only place in the area where I can find it. If not, I’d just say no to Traitor Joe’s.

 

In Ohio

The author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance secured former President Donald J. Trump’s endorsement in this crowded and contentious Senate Republican primary that will serve as a test of the former president’s influence over congressional races. On the Democratic side, Representative Tim Ryan won the nomination.

 

Sometimes life is like that…

 

Shirt

 

The media doesn’t talk much about Creepy Joe taking showers with his teenage daughter. It should be front-page news, but you know how THAT is. As always, never buy anything made in China. Don’t ever trust a democrat and NEVER leave your child alone with one.

 

 

 

34 COMMENTS

  1. If in town I’ll swing into TJ’s for a few boxes of bake at home Chocolate Croissants, good for a Sunday morning. True on the crowd, who also shop at Whole Foods up the pike…at a premium YET “organic” (sorta like wind and solar power). Never been propositioned, guess I don’t have the inviting look while on a mission to get in and out ASAP.

      • Well, I freely admit WF does have a great bread counter or when needing certain ingredients for a special at-home dinner (does Walmart carry chick peas?).

        • It’s Cinco de Mayo. Try Corona Village, 513 Boswell Drive. Chickpeas are not a staple of any Mexican food that I know…

          • CV is awesome…Taco Tuesday’s. They had a hard time the past 2 years, mostly getting help, had to close one entire dining room. Went up a week ago, back into full swing with new waitstaff learning the ropes, full operation. Two+ years of stupid and no one is to blame. Right.

    • PAULM – I bathe, shave, have my hair cut and wear clean clothes. I’m a stand out at Traitor Joes

      • So that’s what makes you more alluring.

        Note to self: Shower, comb your hair, ni manure on the jeans and boots…and lose the MAGA hat. (TJ’s choco blueberries are a great driving snack to offset the pink snoballs.)

  2. What could possibly be the criteria for that map from State? Late-stage syphilis madness from their faggots serving overseas? Japan is higher risk than Mongolia? And Khazakstan and Türkiy-E-I-E-I-O? And what does the “other” for Mexico (our third Greatest Ally) mean?

    My sympathies are with the Germanics. Must go and read Tacitus. There is a copy on the center bookcase in the living room (yes, we have 5 bookcases in the LR, don’t everyone*?) but to my shame I’ve only glanced at it. While there is much to admire about the Romans, I’ve never taken a shine to them. The old question was always “Greeks or Romans” and despite the fact that some very famous Greeks sounded like hippies/would-be-tyrants (see, e.g. Socrates; what a terrible person) I’ve always favored the Greeks in that contest.

    • Tacitus has some interesting quotes that should resonate in our day:
      Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws.
      In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.

      A variation of that last one is:
      The more corrupt the state, the more laws.

      Enjoy your readings 🙂

      • Lawyers replaced priests in our post-modern society. It works out better for the power structure. The church (insert state church name here) often went beyond saving souls and dipped its toe in the taxation pool that big government wanted for its own. Churches raised their own armies, and before you know it, they’re calling the shots with parallel legal codes. Iran comes to mind.

        This transition from priest to lawyer also took place in Rome.

  3. TJ’s. I have a weakness for their yellow curry sauce. Also have $3 and change left on an old gift card I need to use up. They are a bit out of our beaten path here, so haven’t been in some time. We used to shop there on occasion when we lived in Chico, CA. Hippie store in a college town, definitely had that vibe.

    “All 22 candidates in Ohio and Indiana endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump completed a clean sweep of Tuesday’s primaries, indicating the strength of a Trump endorsement is as mighty as it has ever been.”

    From here–

    https://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/2022/05/clean-sweep-all-22-trump-backed.html

    • The Ohio sweep will bother progs.

      TJ’s also has white chocolate-covered blueberries and other rare treats that are difficult to find. The recent trip there was to get the olive spread. I take crusty French bread, cut it thin, slather it with garlic butter, top with grated parmesan Reggiano, and bake in the oven until crisp. Then I put the olive tapenade on it or maybe bruschetta and have it for a snack.

  4. What do you mean it’s still today? It can’t possibly be – I’ve been here for ages. Blimey, the days are long here.
    I need that T- shirt, obviously. In fact, my wolfit Tex needs that t-shirt as I have just put the phone down from the super vets who are baffled by Tex, who they were convinced was going to die, as he has just got the all clear. Apart from his Addisons, the mass in his nose and larynx paralysis have all but disappeared. He’s gonna be OK. And now he’s on steroids he’s even madder and meaner. He is the new Marvel wolf. He’s like attitude on speed. I might rename him SIR STEROID.
    Thanks for all the dog love and support on this here blog that’s still here today. You’re a good bunch of people. ❤️

  5. Yes, Tacitus knew what he was talking about. Re the Ukraine, the Russians seem to have ‘stalled’ more than once in the last couple of months. I’m seeing back channel that some troops are being shot, pour encourager les autres…

  6. Central Market (a division of H-E-B) in several Texas localities makes the inventory at T-J look like a poor imitation of Wal-Mart.

    In my yoot, signage for H-E-B properly read H.E. Butt, the founder’s name. Wouldn’t have changed it, but nobody asked me.

  7. We here in the Blessed South(east) have Publix which can compete with Whore Foods and Traitor Joes, for the most part. And Publix is one of the few places where you can’t smell the meat, produce or fish store from the front door (sometimes when doing a crab-boil you can smell it.) Really, why pay twice as much when you can get it from Publix, where shopping is a pleasure (their catch-phrase) and the staff are all nice and can actually answer or connect you to someone who can answer most questions you have.

    As to organic foods, whenever I go to an ‘organic’ store, I always question where the inorganic food is? And usually get very stumped views from the prey-humans. Yes, I identify organic food by it carrying organic molecules. And, yes, I am an A-hole…

  8. Mumbly mumbly year’s ago, I knew two brothers whose last name was Quayle.
    They were in their 80ish years when I knew them.
    Back in the day they had alternated as archery champions in the contests they entered.
    They made their own equipment.
    Once while visiting, the elder Quayle brother brought out the scrap books and I saw the newspaper clipping and such remembering their exploits. I remember a photo of one of them shooting sharks in San Francisco Bay from a skiff of some sort.

    Back in the early part of the that century they had traveled with a Wild West show and had an act where the elder Quayle would culturally approbate Native American dress and then he and a genuine Native American, dressed as such, who was also part of the show would perform a skit where an argument culminated in the Native American actor fleeing the scene. Upon which the elder Quayle would nock an arrow and shoot the fleeing miscreant in the buttock.
    The arrowhead was in reality a six-penny finish nail that only protruding about half an inch and the fleeing Native American had a 1X4X4 wood block placed in his hip pocket.
    Quayle never missed and his fellow actor must have had good reason to have such confidence in the shooter’s abilities.

    • Shoot an arrow through an apple on Banner’s head.

      Ok, I still won’t trust you to shoot an apple off my own head, but it will allow me to judge your skill sets.

  9. It’s weird to me that the Ukes are pushing so much outside of Kharkov, it isn’t where I would choose. OTOH, what the hell do I know, I’m not on the ground, and I’m just a dilettante hobbyist. I yield to the decisions of actual warfighters, in actual wars.

    Also, If I were Moldova, I would appeal for the return of Moldova to the homeland. Of course, I think the US should send a formal offer of annexation to Canada every year.

    WTF is with that demented State Department map !!??

    The Balkans, and seriously WTEF, ANGOLA are better choices for travel than the mainline Euro countries? Or is my bad color vision screwing with me again?

    Tacitus had some great quotes. Great name, too.

    Trader Joe’s is a weird store. They don’t carry a set of products that can be described any other way than “that stuff Trader Joe’s has”. I’m always baffled by the people who describe it as a grocery store. GJ with getting hit on; you must have been practicing your “non-menacing innocent bystander” disguise!

    -Kle.

  10. Apparently, (Not confirmed) Trump is 55-0 on endorsements. In Ohio and Indiana, all 22 of his endorsed candidates won. It’s no wonder they fear him so.

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