1883Looks like no Season 2

(more here) For fans of the Western series, 1883,  the announcement of a second season was embraced, but not so fast. You should check out the link (above) for details.

For fans of the series Yellowstone,  there will be a Season 5.


Enemy at the Gates

The Russians have arrived at Kiev and the encirclement is beginning. Will they last another week?


The Biden Crime Family


The Plague

Swedish researchers at Lund University have shown in vitro or inside a petri dish how an mRNA vaccine is converted into DNA on a human liver cell line, and is what health experts and fact-checkers said for over a year couldn’t occur.

The CDC says that the “COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way,” claiming that all of the ingredients in both mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines (administered in the United States) are discarded from the body once antibodies are produced. These vaccines deliver genetic material that instructs cells to begin making spike proteins found on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 to produce an immune response.

The cure is worse than the disease. Masks don’t work. And the lies are revealing themselves in cascades – but by all means, keep your eye on Ukraine. Oh, and get another booster like the lab rats (captioned photo) did.


Know Your Enemy


Identify the Tank


    • I never understood the appeal. If nobody has anti-tank weapons, it would be ok to ride into battle in. Otherwise, no.

      • They were light, cheap and useful for people to use against WWII legacy armor.

        The autoloader removed the loader, so that’s 1 less person needed, until the autoloader jammed.

        And it wasn’t from the Evil USA.

          • They were basically non-missile tank destroyers, in an era where guns (and missiles) were ascendant over armor. So, it could destroy a T-55, or a Leopard 1, or an M-60, and was smaller and at least in theory easier to hide and harder to hit, and also cheaper and less crew. Perhaps quicker at shoot-and-scoot than a missile carrier.

            Also, did I mention cheaper? And France would sell them to anyone. Also probably pretty good for suppressing rebels with no heavy weapons. I’ve heard Indonesia really liked them because they were light and didn’t get bogged easily.


  1. IDK how long Kiev will hold out, nor what will be left of it after.

    It’ll be interesting to see if it’s capture is decisive, too. Sometimes the victory conditions are different than the players think.


    • Putin is playing for surrender. The Russians will pound the place until a formal surrender, then, once that’s official, they’ll begin pacification.

  2. I thought 1883 was really good. The narration was beautiful.
    I believe Taylor Sheridan is now working on a show called 1932. Still looking at the Dutton family but rather than sequels he is doing snapshots in time.

    Can’t wait for the next season of Yellowstone either. Great show. And when you watch something like 1883 and see the hardship and brutality of those journeys you can understand why John Dutton doesn’t want to give up his land.

      • Sheridan acted, rode horses a lot in Season 4. He knows how to sit a horse. I wish him luck in life. He’s a good writer and showrunner.

        • Yellowstone illuminates “You’ve had your land long enough and we want it.” Typical criminal mindset only with better clothes and haircuts and vehicles.

          Sheridan is sharp and now lives the life on his 4-6’s, which is why he knows his subject matter, even provides the right ranchwear for the program. Altho the scene with the tank heater tossed in then instantly heating the water suspended reality, but that’s a nit, the effect was secondary, apparently, haven’t seen it out of deference to my Bride, who can ride like no other and I don’t need to actually see nakedness to get the point.

          • My youth was spent on horseback. I was never part of an outfit. I’ve been out catching mustangs in Southern Utah (teamed up with neighbors) back when you could, and have done things like that. One summer in high school I was paid to ride the Green River and pull cattle from quicksand. There was a sheep camp trailer to live in but I also spent nights under the stars with the horse hobbled. I was also extra labor when people were getting in hay, or catching turkeys (horrible job). It’s a life that I knew but didn’t decide to pursue.

            No offense to cowboys, but most of those that I knew were busted up by 50, broke, usually with a drinking problem, a few ex-wives draining whatever income they could cobble together. There were small family outfits that did ok – a bit over subsistence – but they relied on a steady stream of children to do the labor for free (or for room/board depending on how you want to look at it). Riding fence in the snow is not fun, but you have to do it.

            Docking/branding cattle/sheep was work but I always thought of it more like a party. You work hard but the food is plentiful and the companionship was good. As the grandson of a widowed grandma, I was always asked to work because they knew we needed the money. But not the least bit like “Yellowstone”.

            Then I went a different way in life.

          • What no helo to check fence and cattle? Had to do it the old fashioned way. Solid foundation and a major hat tip LL, well done. I see a book in the making.

            MrsPaulM is a good writer, I’m encouraging her to put it down in a book because of similar experiences to yours but as an outsider from the suburbs, plus her heavy involvement at the start of the computer age, knew all the players. Heck of an interesting juxtaposition.

          • I have not returned there. I have old grudges and while I’m quite sure that others moved on, I have not. Better that they don’t meet me. And frankly, I don’t want to be that person. Some would say, “let by-gones be by-gones” but I’m too “Old Testament” for that.

          • Wise move…we all have something like that in our histories we’d just as soon not revisit. Have a friend, big guy, former Pro arm wrestler and Marine…sweet Christian man. Told me “I don’t go there anymore, it’s work to keep it tamped down and would be dangerous for anyone who triggers it.” I get it, myself, I keep the “East Coast” in me in check…mostly. God doesn’t need wimps or chumps, but best to avoid that interaction if possible.

          • Lots of wisdom in these replies. I spent the Summer between grade-school and high-school at a cousin’s horse ranch in Twin Falls, ID. He raised Apaloosas, and I learned what little I know about ranch work that Summer. Mostly cleaning stalls, forking hay, and other things a scrawny 13-year old could handle. I’ll always remember Poker Chips, the first horse I got to know, and about the only horse I’ve ridden for more than few minutes. She was a 5 year old mare, and a real sweetheart. She liked kids, and took to me, so she was “my” horse while I stayed there.

            And I’ll always remember the camping and fishing we did on the weekends when we had time, another important lesson I learned about ranch life.

            I’m 50/50 country boy and city boy, and I appreciate the differences between the two.

  3. The southern port city of Mariupol has fallen, a new government has been installed and the mayor has told the people to cooperate. The first domino to fall. Appears like Putin has taken the gloves off and has crossed the point of no return. Warhawks are calling for NATO to get involved militarily on the ground and in the air with a no-fly zone. Not going to happen. Looks bad for Ukraine.

    • Once the Russians crossed the border, it was over for Ukraine. The only way to fight a war is with the gloves off. America began fighting wars to enrich defense contractors a long time ago, which is a different thing.

  4. LL, don’t you know it’s pronounced “Keeeeev”…c’mon man, get with the indoctrination program so you too can sound like a proper Uranian talking head.
    This is what Dr. Malone has been saying (then worked to discredit by those pushing the false narrative), and now the Swedes confirm. Yeah, and this wasn’t another slight of hand play, like Ukraine is now (altho not for the residents there).

    Uncovering government and big tech lies will take a Bimford 2000 100-LED 3million candlepower torch (for Jules) and a pick axe. So what happens to those who have gotten their fear-based 42 injections “to stay safe”? Can’t be good. Timed for just prior to November? Wouldn’t put it past these evil-doers.

    TA is off the list. Someone made them a similar Big Pharma deal. Gee, who could that be?

    • I find the situation in DC intolerable. And, PaulM, I don’t think that the swamp can be drained. The cancer riddles the body almost completely.

      • Agreed, the cheaters have gotten so ingrained and good at their grift there can be no undoing the putrid mess that resides inside the Beltway. Maybe the Convoy surrounding the place will afford some entertainment while illuminating the weasel-ness of those who work for us…sorta, kinda, not really.

        • There are two convoy groups. One would appear to be co-opted from inception. Yes, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    • The Westerns are worth watching IMHO.

      You’re behind on your shots. To establish progressive creds, you’ll need at least 6 now to catch up.

  5. TA
    What a brilliant strategic move. Lock in the corporate dictated business whose drivers must use them. Owner/operators? Flying J must be smiling.

  6. Yes LL, by all means do keep your eye on Ukraine. Scott Johnson at Powerline has a post about the Biden administration’s total capitulation to Iran. The new deal might be secured as soon as next week, and the information comes through a series of tweets from a guy named Gabriel Noronha who is getting his info from former colleagues in the state department. Sounds like something the Marxists would be all about.

    • The Brandon Regime has been working hard to make Iran love them long-time. It’s a follow-on to the policy during the Obamanation. I find the matter distressing, but there is not much that can be done about it. The media are owned by the communists and Congress is mostly bought.

  7. Guess I can knock the PETRO station I usually stop at off my list of stations I will stop at.

    I was trying to make sense of all the different web postings about Ukraine but we are at the point of “fog of war” so will back off a bit until things settle. Will Russia win in the short term, yep, but the long term might be a different story. I am a little bit hopeful this thing won’t escalate out of control but that is all.

    • I predict a win for Russia – which is looking well beyond the American election cycle myopia. They’ll occupy Ukraine and run it as a puppet state, which will request Russian troops to keep order. If they’re cut off from the rest of the world, they’ll still have China to trade with and it will be enough. The Russian people are capable of enduring great suffering.

      Do you recall what happened in Chechnya? They simply deported or murdered all of the Chechens and replaced them with Russians who moved into their homes and took over their land. That’s how the Russians operate. It’s how they have always operated – back when the Boyars ran the place and the Czars ruled over them.

    • I suspect that it’s the same as it was 4000 years BC. The fences were different and the hay had no alfalfa in it, but yeah, more or less the same. There was no concern about eating non-GMO food or gluten intolerance that has been recorded for posterity.

  8. Thanks for the intel on the TA awokened. Same here for our stops except #1 Pilot #2 Flying J, # Loves in the Peoples Republic of OR.

    • I met my great grandfather, who was alive in 1883. He was old and I was young when we met, but I still hold that memory. He had a ranch out west and it had been in the family for two generations by then.

      Frankly, I would have taken the train.

      • Both my great grandfather and grandfather passed away before I met them.
        To get to the farm great grandfather bought, he had to loop around a body of water that disappeared a generation later, which became farm land. Then, in recent times, the water reappeared – The Funk Lagoon.
        My grandfather used to play fiddle and call dance moves at barn dances, getting there by walking over untouched prairie to get to them. When he got a bit older, he traveled the land working at various places – including unloading banana boats at Florida docks.
        When great grandfather retired from farming he took over working it.
        Bet he had a lot of interesting stories he could have told.

  9. 1883 was so disappointing for me. Movies based on true stories and historical fiction are my 2 favs. American underdog was just released on DVD and it’s PG. The joy I have to today in hearing no 2nd season for 1883 is FULL. It was such a great story of the Texas version of the Oregon trail, but because the bottom line, the narrative of morality outlined in the script writing slid so far, I lost respect for some great actors. The graphic magnification of suicide, out of marriage sex, and double action revolvers with cylinders that could out gun belt fed SMG’s with swearing sent a strong message. Did I dare say the forn word and risk being labeled as “to narrow”? Won’t be the first time getting judged for calling it like I see it, or referencing the rule book. Had to go back and listen to some Librvox weterns to wash my brain of 1883.

    • There were a lot of modern elements woven into 1883 and I picked up on a number of them. The Colt M1878 double-action revolver was available in 1883 but only to the army. The New Army and New Navy revolvers didn’t come about until 1892 and even then, the distribution of early models of those weapons didn’t hit the civilian market for some time.

      Revolvers of that era used cartridges loaded with charcoal-potassium nitrate gunpowder (‘black powder’), not nitrocellulose-nitroglycerin smokeless propellant, and featured greased lead bullets. Most of the handguns carried as a matter of practice in that era did not fire fixed ammunition – as you point out. The cylinders were pre-loaded and carried as such, and reloading was a matter of replacing cylinders.

      But it’s Hollywood. The mass murders in Yellowstone would make Ted Bundy blush, but it’s Hollywood.

    • My dad used to make sarcastic remarks about Western shows wherein the revolvers never needed to be reloaded, they just kept on firing and firing and firing.


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