The Frontline Comes To Town

I basically just want to be done with politics. Most everything that is political on TV is a lie. I abhor people that talk politics. I especially abhor liberals, as I feel they have betrayed me. I pretty much consider my self a walk away when it comes to politics. I won’t even discuss politics, unless heavily prompted too. Way to dangerous for me.

Recently the Vice President met with the Chairman of my small town board. Promised us high speed internet with good paying union jobs. It was a bit of a surprise that the Vice President of the United States would come to such a small town, or at least the union shop that serves this small town. She did not come to the actual town. She just did a photo shoot with spoils of cable.

I know the selectman, he is a union guy, and he has been in my house. Good for him for bringing high speed internet to town. Although, some point out that the program for bringing high speed internet to this town started with President Trump. Maybe I will not order Starlink like I thought I would.

When I look out my living room window I see a wind farm. I can also see the house of the person who owns the land that the wind farm is on. Like myself he is not happy about town politics. Like the town chairman he has been in my house. Like myself he has not involved himself in town politics. When the wind farm went in we thought taxes would go down. Instead they went up, a lot. Why?

I just figured that I live in a corrupt little town, and there was not a lot I could do about it. I just did not want to be involved. I also knew that the town was suing the wind farm over a padlock on a gate. Something about four wheelers.

Suddenly signs for a new person running for selectman started showing up around town. Really? Someone thinks they are going to run against the guy that is bringing us high speed internet. We are quite a conservative town, even if we did elect Democrat selectmen. Then the man that has the wind farm says he is going to host an informational meeting in his barn about the upcoming election.

Of course I would not give up a chance to visit the wind farm, it is a lovely place. The woman running for selectman was going to speak. The woman turned out to be the daughter of a local man that I had known for many years. If I remember correctly she once sang in Nashville. Her parents were so proud of her. The man with the wind farm had stayed out of politics, till the town sued him. With a thirty thousand dollar legal bill, he was supporting an alternative.

The lady running for selectman pointed out that the town should not be suing on behalf of club. Even if the town salesman is also president of the club. Sounded reasonable. The she said that the town spent seventy two thousand dollars to run the election, this is when a nearby town with three times the population spent only eighteen thousand dollars. Another town with like population spent only a thousand dollars. We use paper ballots. A couple of people spoke up and said they work the election for $125. They also said the town lawyer, whom I also know, gets two thousand dollars for working the election.

There were a few other stories asking where the money is going. Then the lunch line. The wind farm has paid more than nine million dollars to the town. How has the town benefited from that money? Seems the only benefit has been higher taxes. I thought these were very good points, however I wondered if these points would be enough to topple the promise of union jobs and high speed internet. Then the audience started to comment. A number of people in town had solar farms. Turns out they were being taxed at $600 a panel. My next door neighbor has seventy two panels. He was very upset. There were others also. Green energy was being elegantly taxed in this town endorsed by the Vice President. Even the lady running for select man was surprised.

I was shocked. The greenies had aligned with the conservatives. Then the stories came out on how the town was being run in secret. Even the date of the town meeting was changed. The only town to do so. So much was now coming to light. I began wondered how corrupt my little town actually was. It was possible that millions were disappearing.

Then the incumbent struck back. His signs started appearing in people’s yards. Then there were the testimonials on Facebook on what a fine person the incumbent is. No need for an unproven upstart. I am not using peoples names because I do not want anyone local finding out what I think. I know all involved. I do not want to vote, for I fear retribution. Sad state of affairs. Then there were allegations of signs disappearing, I remember those times. If there are millions at stake things will get dirty. It.is very possible that people I know should.go to jail. However they won’t. They will get away with it. That is just my thought. The deep state is very deep.

As much as I wanted to stay away from the political front lines, I failed. The front lines are now in my front yard. Yet, I will not put up a sign. If you were to drive around you would think that the candidates had matching support. A somewhat equal amount of signs. To talk with people there is an overwhelming support for one candidate. I suspect that when the votes are tallied, the other candidate will win.

Life in my little town.

Gain of Function

Did Dr. Fauci and the NIH find “Gain of Function” research at the Wuhan lab. I saw a very interesting video about capturing hate to study their viruses in the Wuhan China lab.

At the time President Trump allowed Dr. Fauci to present his opinions without bias. I read that Dr. Fauci was the highest paid person in our government. Not sure if that is true or not. Not even sure if our government is funding the Wuhan lab. All I know is The allegation has not been denied. Yet the whole thing seems plausible

Not that it matters, if the government wants to do us in, they will do us in. Really, is there a difference between the extermination of unwanted fetuses and unproductive old people? Neither adds a benefit to society.

This is one of those posts I started a while ago. When I was writing it, I thought I had pretty much gone right off the rails. Sort of told myself – just put the pen down before I get myself into trouble. I had pretty much forgotten the troubling thought, till the big push on “Stop Asian Hate”. Allegedly a good portion of us Nethanderal republicans hate Asians because they gave us the Wuhan flue, aka COVID 19.

Yet my few Nethanderal gray cells do not process the given information as they suggest. Sure my neurons rapidly made some connections. There probably is little doubt that COVID came from Asia, yet there is good evidence that we paid them to develop this troubling disease. Can’t blame the Asians for delivering on what we ordered.

Union Rules

I could have joined the union. Interestingly nobody asked me to join. I was quite surprised about that. I did ask two people about joining. The first person was a conservative Trump supporter. A very rare political point of view in academia. He replied that the only thing you get it you join the union was legal representation in case of a dispute.

I had been a union member before. I had worked in a metal shop a long time ago. We made cost racks and hat racks. Every Friday Vinny and Guido would show up in their fancy suits and shiny Buick and collect their union dues. The said if I were to join the union I would get a nice raise. I became a Teamster. After paying my union dues I made a nickel less an hour. Every week Vinny and Guido would ask me if I had a problem. I would say no. They would then say If I had a problem, just let them know. Or ask the union steward. I would then say OK.

I did not mind the loss of the nickel. This was back in the Hoffa days. I would go home and turn on the TV. There was a lot of Teamster and Union news. Thought I was getting my money worth just in entertainment.

One Monday the boss man came in very drunk. He came up to my machine just swearing away. I was rather astonished. First a little background. The boss man would keep all the tooling in a safe in the office. If I were to break a tool I would have to go to the office and get a tool. He would then go into the safe to get a new tool, I would then get a lecture on the cost of the tool. I knew the cost of almost every tool in the shop. So back to the drunk boss. He came up.and grabbed a sixth dollar tool from the machine and took it to the chopsaw and chopped it in half. Swearing the whole time. I was bewildered and perplexed. I went and asked the union steward what I should do next. He looked very nervous and was sweating profusely, all he said was to keep on working. I asked how, as the boss had cut my tool in two. I did not get an answer that I could understand, so I punched out and left. The next day I got a job washing cars. A couple of days later I drive by. They were carrying signs in a picket line. I figured I was happier washing cars than carrying picket signs.

As the years went by I wondered what would of happened if I carried the picket signs. Would the union have gotten me a better job? Maybe I could have gotten one of the cushy underworked overpaid union jobs. I could have easily been retired by now with a fat pension. Such things have happened. Just one of those what if’s. So I might not be anti union if it were to work for me.

The second person I asked about joining the union where I work now was a Trump hating liberal. He informed me the the union provided legal representation was shit. Very unsatisfied. So I did not join.

Personally I do not see much difference between unions and the mob. We have all heard about non productive union rules. RUles.that just enhance union members, and not much else. So the unions have won. They are now getting to write the rules. They will do so to benefit themselves. You going to tell Vinny and Guido you have a problem?

What it really comes down to, the big guy has to get his cut.

The Benevolent Dictator

Every vote counts is a lot different than one person one vote. So what we have now is the benevolent dictator JoeJoe. It is said that the benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. There needs to be no lobbying or bribery. The omnipotent will simply take care of the needs of his flock.

So far so good. The first lady showed up and chatted with our grandson. The vice president showed up and chatted with the local selectman. Promised us high speed internet. When it comes right down to it, the border is a distant problem. Crime is in the cities, and I intend to stay away. I think I the city folks would actually be pleased, as.they will not have to put up with me. I have a good job, and some folks at work believe the government will buy us a new building. Most importantly, I have been vaccinated!

So I am fat dumb and happy. No complaints. Why bother anyway, nothing will change. Sure there are problems, they are not my problems though. I am almost thinking of ending this website. My mind is thinking of something different. I even checked out a word I used years ago. Did a Google search and I was the first result. My time with politics is just about over. My only advice, do not get involved!

Sure there are those that enabled this fascist system, they are proud of what they have done. Then there are those who reject the new one party rule, their resistance is futile. To be true, we should thank unionism. For without unionism, we would still have another party. It is a bit sad that the party that ended slavery is gone. However I can accept that the lake of slavery in society was a idealistic aberration. Simply, they majority of people desire control over others. Historically, people manipulate people. These days are no different.

So hail the benevolent dictatorship. Enjoy your privilege, for life is good. There is no reason to complain. Finally.

Horrific Thoughts

Joe Biden has been president for a little more than ten weeks. So what is different? Superficially, the price of gas and homes have gone up. These things will effect some people. The rural poor will be effected by the price of fuel. The upwardly mobile will be effected by the increasing price of real estate. The real story is Covid, and how it divides. The fear it causes. I can almost argue that COVID was designed to eliminate the old and infirm. Circumstantial evidence even points at our own government. That would truly make us the evil empire. Simply the motivation would be savings in social costs. Horrific thoughts indeed.

Turn on the news and it is still the border crises. Same story as it has been for the last ten years. The only good thing I can say about that is the conflict in the mideast is that is no longer headline news. I won’t say we have peace in the mideast, yet it is not as bad as it has been. Mideast conflict had been the headline for most of my adult life. Now it is not. So I think that is an improvement. Conventional wisdom holds that an open border provides more low cost workers. For those who have money it means going out to eat will cost less. Or there might be more gardeners and builders doing a better job for less money.

Yet if you pay attention to the border news it is all about unaccompanied children at the border. Something that makes no sense to me. Yet the government encourages unaccompanied children by policy, or so it seems. I saw on OANN bus loads of young girls transferred to the city, while the young men and other adults were being sent to military bases. These people being transferred are undocumented. No families, just the system that brought them to the border. An alleged system of organized crime. The parallels to the slave trade and worse, are absolutely frightening. Horrific thoughts indeed.

When I Google “sniffing joe” or “hunter laptop” my stomach churns. I am surprised that the results that I see have not been purged. Or maybe the results are manufactured for me to frighten me. I really do not know. Or maybe, just maybe they are the truth. Designed to remind us how the system really works. Rape as currency. Master strategist Sun Tzu would be proud. Leave evidence to sow fear and compliance. With Trillions to be allocated to the favoured, conventional graft will not do. You will need to please the depraved. Be sure you know how the system works if you want anything. Just saying. Horrific thoughts indeed.

Sure my words may not make sense. Especially to the predominant consumers of the mainstream. Yet they are thoughts, inside my head as I try to make things better.

Back Roads

I have not written much about politics lately. Sure I have watched Joe on TV. He is the president. All I see is a angry old man. For me he is the personification racism, hatred and corruption. It is not what can I do about it, because there is nothing I can do about it. It has been how can I deal with it. The easiest way to deal with politics now is to just not talk about politics. I just keep on working, pandemic or not. I work to make the world a better place. At least I try to.

Today I took a break. I took the little convertible out to drive on the back roads. It was a gorgeous spring day. I drove the back roads that I had not drove before. The old Simon and Garfunkel song America came to my mind. I stayed off the dirt roads because of the mud, so I was mostly on pavement. I also tried to stay off the state routes. I had seen most of them before. I wanted to see new things and places. I did, we have such a beautiful country. Simple things can be so amazing. Oh happy day.

Yet, this is about politics. I was really surprised to see so many Trump signs. The must have been a hundred Trump campaign signs along the back roads. I did see one hand made BLM sign, and no other campaign signs. I wondered how so many Trump signs survived the campaign. I had seen so many vandalized. Then I realized that the methodical extermination of Trump signs may have only happened on state routes. That would kind of make sense, logistically.

So how much of America lives on back roads? Probably less than half. Cities are big, with many people. It is probably easier to intimidate people politically in cities. I no longer see any Biden signs in the city. Also Bernie Sanders has completely disappeared. He had a continuing presence after the previous election. Yet now he is gone. Maybe his folks are satisfied with the current regime. I have read that there are more people who vote that don’t work than there are working people who vote. I guess it is only natural that people would vote themselves free stuff.

I do not put campaign signs out. I had numerous signs stolen or vandalized. I live on a dirt road. So I have to wonder if all the signs I saw were put up after the election. Or a new thought is maybe my signs were targeted because my name was used by the Trump campaign as a town chair. Intimidation can be an effective weapon. Yes, I was intimidated. The question is was the intimidation purposeful.

So why does the politically defeated have such a large presence on the back roads? I know everything CNN says is lies. I know unions can be intimidating. Maybe I am not the only one that believes these things. Of course President Biden and his supporters will say all these people are racist white supremacists. I suppose that makes.them feel better. My thought is, unlike me, these people on the back roads failed to be intimidated. Of course I really do not know the answer. All I can say for sure is, I have seen the signs.

Canceling Clarence

When I talk with friends about Amazon deliveries I say I have Amazon Mountain. They then ask me what that is as most people have Amazon Prime. I reply that everyday Amazon delivers a mountain of stuff. That is power!

Some folks say that cancel culture is a privet enterprise thing. For some reason Amazon canceled a documentary about conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. For me canceling conservative views is nothing new. It is business as usual. Of course it was kept quiet. Canceling Clarence is clearly quite blatant, and open. It is a fact.

Why? Why would a private corporation engage in cancellation.Does the government tell them to. Or is the corporation trying to curry favour with the government, you know taxes and regulations. Most likely there is a calculated value to cancellation. It is something that is probably more valuable than writing a check. It is quite clear that Joe Biden does not like Clarence Thomas on a deep personal level. Will no one did me of this turbulent justice? I am quite sure such a extravagant cancellation came from the top.

As I said earlier, these folks will eat their own. Dr Seuss had himself canceled by his own corporation. Then others joined in and canceled the used Seuss market. Personally I am perplexed as I see not the motivation. I am simply reminded, it is racist. No one is safe.

I am a bit sad that I supporting cancellation when I buy from Amazon. But then again, I hear of some people that simply want to cancel Amazon.

Bottoms Up vs Top Down

Let the good times roll. What are the visuals in your mind after reading the headline? For me bottoms up represents good times with friends enjoying adult beverages with uninhibited conversations. Top down represents wind in the hair on a winding road in a red convertible. Talk about mutually exclusive good times!

Unfortunately this is a political blog. I write because uninhibited conversations are a thing of the past. Wind in the hair should still be a thing, yet it is not what top down represents. I will try and define political movements here.

Bottoms up is a reactionary movement. Think Love Canal. Or the environmental movement of the sixties. People saw the effects of pollution. The dirty water, the foul air. The sickness of Love Canal. The people then demanded change from their politicians. I might say the problems at the southern border was a bottoms up movement. People dying in the desert should not happen. People should not be paying smugglers for admittance into this country. There was something wrong going on. The end of the Vietnam war was definitely a bottom up political movement, along with civil rights.

The alternative to bottoms up political change is change driven from the top down. What would you call change that nobody asked for? Change from the top down. I will go fully politically incorrect. No group of people suddenly realized that we were putting to much carbon into the atmosphere causing distress to a segment of the population. It was true we were putting plenty.of bad things into the atmosphere affecting our health. Anyone driving from the country to the city fifty years ago would have had their eyes water from the smog. Now there is almost no difference between the air in the city and the country. Things had gotten a lot better, because of science. Then we were told CO2 was bad. In fact we were told.that CO2 was.so had that we had to revert to diesel engines, that spewed all sort of nasty stuff to reduce CO2. That is where they lost me. The earth has been getting warmer for ten thousand years. So what else is new?

Not that I really care. Yet what I do care about is the cost of transportation. The cost of transportation effects everyone. The rich do not care, the poor suffer. The rich make money on carbon credits, the poor pay. The rich fly and add more carbon, the poor stay home. That is the way the rich like it. Top down policy, for their benefit.

I know a guy with five doctorates. He has been saying we are going to run out of oil for 50 years. Of course we have not. He is simply keeping his employers happy. The are happy when the price of oil is high. Artificially high.To my great surprise we are making all the oil we need. We can do it if allowed.

I actually have nothing against electric cars, they can be more efficient. Faster and more quiet too. Even better they can remove the source of pollution from the roads. What is not the way to promote more electric vehicles is to raise the cost of everything else. Compeate on merit.

Yup, in one month the price of gas has has gone up 50¢. At this rate summer driving season will be brutal. I am simply extrapolating, 50¢ a month for five months. We are looking at $5 gas. Ouch! I sure hope I am wrong.

Bottoms Up

All Hail Biden

I see President Biden’s face all over the imternet. I guess that is not a surprise, as Trump’s face was all over the internet, and still is to a certain extent. Yet with Joe there is no negative verbiage associated with his face. Yet I do not feel happy. All Hail Joe, the great cardboard cutout.

I see folks scurry around looking for the teats of the new regime. Even myself, I wonder if anything will come my way. Yet I do not hold high expectations. One would think that those conversations would have already happened. Any farmer knows the teats of a bull have no milk. Of course I am not saying Joe was full of bull, yet some of his biggest supporters are going unrewarded.

Of course President Biden may think he is rewarding his supporters. When he was in my town, he thought he was in Vermont. I guess the $15 minimum wage will be our reward. It is what Bernie wanted.

I will say there were plenty of Biden signs in town before the election, they are now almost all gone. Out in the countryside, there are still many Trump signs. You would expect those to be gone. I had hid mine before the election, out of fear. I was very impressed by the hate machine. I still am. So I wonder, reward or retribution?

So hail Biden, and look for those teats. It can’t be all bull.

ACLU & Me

I am teaching some young friends how to drive. It is about empowerment. They are learning how to drive my truck. I figure if they can drive a truck, they can drive anything. They are doing an excellent job!

Of course I am proud of their accomplishments. So I shared their accomplishments with a few friends. My smart friends said they could learn from my young friends. A few friends thought I was crazy. Others asked if what I was doing legal, and wished me luck. One suggested a way to help.

You might call my young friends disadvantaged, yet they are very smart. I believe that their future is bright. They are here to learn, and maybe get some guidance. Most of all they are driven. I mean that in both a literal and figurative sense. They never touched a steering wheel. I consider driving a form of freedom, that is something that I wanted to share with them. They are not really free until they determine their own destiny. In my simple mind, there are more options in life of you can drive. I figured I could share freedom with them.

I have a friend who is a lawyer. I have been told he works with the ACLU. Something I could believe. I showed him a picture of a couple of my friends next to the truck after they had perfectly parked it. They were so happy! You know what he said. He said I was being mean. He said that I should be teaching them to drive a fiesta or something small. I see no reason why young ladies should not be able to drive a truck if they wanted to. What a chauvinist!

I mentioned this to one of my young friends, she was highly indignant. I try not to let things bother me, politically or otherwise. In actuality, I am quite accepting, or so I think. Sure I may write my views here, yet I pretty much keep them to myself. Sometimes it may be hard to read me, as I say so little about my feelings. Typically I am afraid to express myself. Probably because I have been belittled in the past. Others are more than willing to express their views, when they do they seem to belittle. I can think of a few people like that. Is chauvinism empowerment? Some think so.

So after one month one of my young friends was driving on the highway. I am so proud of her! I was looking forward to telling my lawyer friend what a great job she was doing. There was always the remote chance that she might need legal representation. Or maybe a helpful suggestion or two legally for people in her situation.

I never had a chance. He delivered a bitter monologue about Hitler. The speech was directed at me. He knew that I supported Trump, something that seems unforgivable in his mind. He also had a huge fascination with guns. He was quite knowledgeable, and a collector. He let me know how smart he was about guns. I really didn’t care about guns, so why was he telling me this? He is just one example of Trump Derangement Syndrome in my life. I thought the ACLU was supposed to deliver freedom to the oppressed. Not to be the oppressors. Because of all his talking, I never mentioned my friends, and their successes.