There are a number of people on my naughty list these days. I can’t watch TV (becoming more like WSF) for very long without reflecting how even the news damages my Chi. There are quite a few Republicans on that list. Senate Minority Leader McConnell is high on the list but higher still is Senator Mitt Romney, who would seem to fit better politically in Massachusetts than in Utah. Having written that, he’s very popular in Utah.
He wasn’t a very good presidential candidate – on par with McCain, who was on the naughty list until his death. What is the difference between McCain and Romney and McConnell and a democrat? Not very much at all. Which is why I separated myself from those scumbags. I don’t know what the political way forward for America is. If the elections remain scams, it’s dismal.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The point of many books is to make people feel uncomfortable. That’s the reason that they were written. In the new “war on books” being waged by the left, we also find Fahrenheit 451…
Two of the LL daughters teach school. I asked them about this and they confirmed it. Being my daughters, they are outraged. But apparently society doesn’t care. Which is why we find ourselves in this place.
Tanks, for the Memories
Char B1 ter – French armor, at the beginning of World War 2, was on par with the tanks of their day. What those tank crews lacked was tactics and leadership, which usually was not on par with their adversaries.
Ignorance on a Grand Scale
Cesar Chavez (his birthday today) was a passionate opponent of illegal immigration, nor was he a supporter of open boarder policies with Mexico. Chavez, a champion of American agricultural workers, understood clearly the economics of open boarders and mass immigration. Which is that it depresses wages and takes jobs from Latin Americans.
To stop their coming across our boarder, Chavez organized groups of his union members along the boarder to stop illegal crossings. Cesar sent his cousin, ex-con Manuel Chavez, down to the border to set up a “wet line” (as in “wetbacks”) to do the job the Border Patrol wasn’t being allowed to do. Unlike the Minutemen of a few years ago, who arrived at the border with no more than lawn chairs and binoculars, the United Farm Workers patrols were willing to use direct methods when persuasion failed. Housed in a series of tents along the Arizona border, the “cesarchavistas” in the wet line employed violence to deter the newcomers, sometimes beating up illegals with chains. Yes, beat them with chains.
This is the hero Joe Biden says he reveres (and now has a bust of behind his Oval Office desk).
So were Caesar Chavez here today, it is a safe bet that he would not be a supporter of Biden’s open boarder idiocy, in which we will welcome small cities worth of low skill laborers into our country EVERY MONTH. And that at a time when many of the jobs they expect to find will be eliminated in the coming years by automation.
It’s always different when it’s YOUR OX that is being gored…
(more here) A Democratic Party headquarters was damaged, an American flag burned, and marchers filled the streets in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, following Joe Biden’s inauguration. Antifa was reportedly behind the activities, known during the summer as “peaceful protests.”
The New York Times reported that “federal agents in camouflage — now working under the Biden administration — blanketed streets with tear gas and unleashed volleys of welt-inducing pepper balls as they confronted a crowd that gathered outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building near downtown.”
This relates to the captioned photo at the top of the blog (watch more here) A study of traction and counterweight trebuchets. You might not have an interest in them, but the history of combined arms in warfare is a study in success in warfare, for the most part.