Friday, December 4, 2020

Something To Think On

Peacefully, in your sleep, of old age, as most of us would wish, may not be on the menu.

Refusing to choose is a choice in itself as well.

Beat the rush: plan ahead.
And if it has to be that way, take a few with you.
Or even a few dozen.


Mark said...

Personally, I'm far too old and beat-up to go far afield looking for targets. On the other hand (where I also have five fingers), if the Left starts acting on their plans to round up the Deplorables, my county went 3-1 for Trump, so here's as good a place as any for them to start. I can only hope my neighbors leave a few for me, but it's likely it'll be over by the time I get there.

Years ago I read The Gulag Archipelago, and Solzhenitsyn wrote about people cowering in their apartments as the secret police came in to the building to arrest someone, and they just hoped it wasn't there turn. Not happening on my watch, and if anyone tries I can guarantee they're not all going home at the end of their shift. All of a sudden it ain't so nice to be an apparatchik huh?

Survivormann99 said...

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why David DeGerolamo of is supporting Sidney Powell and Lin Wood by trying to raise money for them. Both Wood and Sidney Powell have urged Georgians to stay home on election day, saying that doing so will "force" the Georgia legislature to fix the election laws.

Really? All that will do is to guarantee that Democrats will take control of the US Senate. and have complete control of Congress and the White House. Their proposal is so utterly stupid as to take one's breath away. Chuck Schumer as the Senate majority leader? No thank you. Democrats running amok and unchallenged in Washington? No thank you.

In the last year, DeGeralamo wrote a piece entitled, "Why I Am Not Voting for Donald Trump." I challenged him then. Now that the election has turned out the way it did, he hasn't explained his position, and he doesn't even want to discuss it, or to even allow my comment about his position to appear on his web site.

Should I view his support of Wood and Powell in a different light now? Are there dots that remain to be connected?

RandyGC said...

A Rifleman's Prayer

Oh Lord, I would live my life in freedom, peace and happiness, enjoying the simple pleasures of hearth and home. I would die an old, old man in my own bed, preferably of sexual overexertion.

But if that is not to be, Lord, if monsters such as this should find their way to my little corner of the world on my watch, then help me to sweep those bastards from the ramparts, because doing that is good, and right, and just.

And if in this I should fall, let me be found atop a pile of brass, behind the wall I made of their corpses.

Geek with a 45

David DeGerolamo said...

I did explain my position but trolls have to troll. I am wondering why anyone cares what I think.

Artie said...

Make the other Guy go. Nothing says you have to. Nothing is written in stone, not yet.

T-Rav said...


On the one hand, I understand your position, and not being a Georgian, I don't know the two Senate candidates well enough to say people shouldn't vote for them. Possibly they're decent people who don't personally deserve a boycott.

On the other, and this is really where I stand, what exactly is "keeping the Senate in GOP hands" going to do if Biden is installed? For f--k's sake, there's already been talk that McConnell and company will "cooperate" with Biden in that case, and they literally just got done--right now, with the chamber still GOP-controlled--passing a measure to flood the market with H1-B visas, again, and demanding that Trump sign it.

What, exactly, is the point of them?

The only thing a GOP Senate was ever good for was confirming conservative justices: and I'll be the first to admit, it did hold the line on that. We have McConnell to thank for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and ACB, not to mention dozens more further down the line. Kudos to him. But if Biden is occupying the White House, how much of that do you think will be happening? None. The only judges being sent to the Senate for confirmation will be those eager to compete with Kamala for "who's the prettier leftard?" And if you think Romney and Murkowski and one or two others won't break ranks and vote to confirm them out of "bipartisanship" and "respecting the election results," I want some of what you're having.

No thank you. I am sick of this game of "okay base, we'll agree to sell you out on 90% of what you want in return for promising to think about giving you 10% of what you want, plus 150% of what you don't want."

They want to screw us over. They want us to buy their crap about being "severely conservative," when the only thing they really care about are bedrock principles like...protecting the Export-Import Bank. Or something.

We owe them nothing. We gain nothing from them "holding" the Senate. And if Trump is forced out, and if he decides it's time to form a third party in open opposition to the Republicans, I will be backing him all the way. And making lists of which of my "representatives" join him, and which do not.

Unknown said...

@survivorman99 Powell and Wood are fighting for Americans who want liberty and freedom. Just how is keeping the senate going to accomplish that at this point if we lose all that we are going to lose in this election?

Republicans have done nothing for years except stab us in the back after we rise up and support them. All they care about is keeping their jobs. That is ALL that matters. They PROVE that over and over and over again and we just keep buying it.

Knowing that is ALL that matters to them, Powell and Wood are using this very appropriately against them. If the republicans want our votes they must grow a spine and support us in keeping our votes free and fair.

If they don't fight with us then they lose much of their power and then shortly their jobs, either replaced by us IF, and that's a big IF, we ever get the chance to vote against them. Or by the democrats forever more controlling elections and throwing them out. Either way they lose.

So, if they want any chance to keep their cushy jobs, they better wake up quick and grow spines.

THAT is what this is about. No longer prostrating ourselves at the republican altar and getting nothing but back stabs as payment.

Aesop said...

Now you know how the Poles felt in the 1940s when they were being passed back and forth between the Germans and the Russians.

Survivormann99 said...


You don't get it. There is absolutely zero, nada, zip, no chance that Republican forces can change the rules concerning the way Georgia votes before the run-off election on January 5. If Powell and Wood have their way and they convince thousands of Republican Georgians to stay at home, Dems will win two more Senate seats.

If that happens, then Pelosi and Schumer will have their way with Congress. Anything they agree on will likely be sent to Biden to sign into law. Even if every Republican in the House and Senate votes against the bill, Uncle Joe can sign it. Are you ready for that?

Republicans need to maintain control of the Senate in order to be a firewall against Dem bills. Republicans need to turn out en masse.

Survivormann99 said...

David DeGeralamo,

Sure, you explained your position in your original posting. I challenged you then. I asked why in the world you would vote against Donald Trump? Who was your alternative? That was never explained.

When you started posting pro-Trump pieces, like you have been doing lately, you never explained your change of heart.

When I saw your pro-Trump postings on NCRenegade, I challenged you and asked you to explain why you made the turnabout. I think that I sent three different comments to your site. You refused to print my comments, much less to respond to any of them on your web site. That is why I posted my message on Aesop's site. I knew you would see it. A simple mea culpa for your past opinions to undercut Trump because of some new epiphany you had would have been sufficient. Perhaps something like, "Sorry, guys. I was blinded by the light."

Several days ago, I still viewed Powell and Wood as conservative heroes. When they urged Georgians to stay home until the election laws were fixed, however, I began to wonder whether they were Fifth Columnists. What possible explanation could have caused them to urge voters to stay home and, as the result, to give Democrats control of the Senate?

You wrote, "I did explain my position but trolls have to troll. I am wondering why anyone cares what I think." Seriously? You run a blog and you wonder "why anyone cares what [you] think?" You are taking "disingenuous" to an altogether different level.

Survivormann99 said...


I understand your concern about how some soft Republicans can't be depended on. In the House, the feckless Paul Ryan seemed to be the kid who was sent to market with the family cow and who came back with magic beans.

You wrote, "No thank you. I am sick of this game of 'okay base, we'll agree to sell you out on 90% of what you want in return for promising to think about giving you 10% of what you want, plus 150% of what you don't want.'" That is a classic straw man argument if ever I saw one. Even the most ardent anti-Republican wouldn't say that the Republican Senate gives the party 150% of what it doesn't want.

Sure, some Republican senators bolt from the ranks on some issues. It is quite often because they are not strong enough in their own states and want to be re-elected. When they know that the party has enough votes without them, they sometimes vote with Democrats because it won't change the outcome of the vote. I have heard one "talking head" say that Susan Collins of Maine was reelected because she voted against ACB, and that this played well in Maine. As a result, Collins "lived to fight another day" and ACB was confirmed anyway.

Many people don't understand how Congress works. The party with the majority in the House elects the Speaker. The party with the majority in the Senate elects the Senate Majority Leader. In each case, those two people determine who the committee chairmen/chairperson is in each house of Congress.

As an example, the House was able to conduct the so-called Russian Collusion investigation because Adam Schitt, a Democrat, was the chairman of the House Intel Committee. Because every Senate committee chairman was a Republican, there were no circus-like investigations of Trump in the Senate. Beyond that, the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader have strangleholds on which bills get to the floor of each house for votes to be taken.

I share the disdain of many concerning the quality of so many politicians, many of whom are sociopaths. Yet, to get back to the issue here, for Georgia Republicans to stay home on January 5 and not vote because the election laws haven't been fixed by then is akin to Libertardians throwing their votes away in each election by voting for a Libertarian candidate because they want to virtue signal and show just how principled they are politically. "That'll teach 'em." Sure, it teaches Democrats that nut jobs out there will often cost Republicans victories.

While every Republican candidate has flaws, remember that "The perfect is the enemy of the good."

Survivormann99 said...

David DeGeralamo,

I replied to your comment before I read your web site today. Posted there is a link to "Just Walk Away," by ZMan. He proposes that Republicans simply walk away from the party because the party does not fight hard enough for conservatives.

He paints in glowing terms the Clinton years. He fails to acknowledge that Clinton had no choice but to cooperate with Republicans whose control of Congress (Remember "Contract with America?") kept Clinton's liberal tendencies firmly in check. Republicans rammed welfare reform down Clinton's throat, so he got in line and tried to make it look like it was his idea all along.

ZMan proposes that Republicans simply walk away from the party. Walking away from the Republican Party, in the big scheme of things, means that any vote cast for the minor parties is wasted. Walking away or simply casting a ballot for a minor party would condemn the country to Democratic rule for the next hundred years. (Frankly, legal and illegal immigration by immigrants with no education and no skills will likely produce the same result anyway, but there is no reason to make the result a self-inflicted wound.)

Should I be sensing that Powell and Wood's advice for Georgia Republicans to avoid voting in January was ghost-written by Zman? It sure looks like more of the same, and also more of the same on your blog.

Unknown said...

All I got to say is this. I'm a native of the hills of North Georgia with roots that run back deeper than the state does. I live in the middle of what is now newjewlywood. I've long known our state was comped when they started taking peoples property along Lee road corridor several years ago. They were ugly about it. One of those was a neighbor and friend whose empty lot is clearly visible on google maps.
I've been at the point of saying fuck it, burn it down and start over since the 90's. Weaver, Waco, OKC, and then Richard Jewell red pilled me about how fucked really is.
I'm a peaceful man that wished it wasnt like this, but it is regardless, and it needs dealt with. THere are fates worse than death.
I will conclude with this....A man who has skills, a 250 4 stroke enduro and small jet drive john boat and knowledge of all power lines, woods, and the hooch because of all the nightime guerilla trips to Atlanta golf courses to silently take the huge bucks that roam them, a man that can travel quickly anywhere around metro Atlanta without ever touching asphault, a man with nothing to lose but blood, THAT Mr Kemp is a dangerous man. Jus saying. Lots of google data centers, power substations, fiber junctions. Pipeline from the gulf that feeds the east coast with oil runs right near my house. Atlanta is and always has been a travel hub and shutting down all truck and plane traffic through Atlanta would not be hard at all

Hell fuck no they aint taking my nation, my culture, and my people without a fight, without shedding some blood. Apalacha awaits.
I feel sorry for the poor fucks that have to come clear apalacha, the rockies, the bayou. I really do. They have no idea.

Jimmythetriger said...

If enough are dispatched with extreme prejudice they will stop running for office. Paraphrase of Curtis Lemay



“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


While every Republican candidate has flaws, remember that "The perfect is the enemy of the good."

December 5, 2020 at 8:59 AM

In the spirit of my Russian brothers and sisters; The phrase is: "Perrrfect eze the enemy of gude enuff"