1 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
How sweet it is. I got into my new space, not the one I wanted, around 1:00 this afternoon. Opened all the windows to a slight breeze with the temperature at 74°. The weather guessers think the high will be 75 which i can also live with.

I got away from St. David at 6:30 before it got hot there so the drive today was not bad at all. Stopped at the Country Pride restaurant in Willcox for breakfast. They have raised their prices again, which were high when I was staying there. Not much of a crowd either, maybe two other people.

The route today was one that I had driven before except for N. Sibyl Rd which is a winding back road that connects to I-10 from St. David. The route was 248 miles on these roads: AZ80, N Sibyl Rd, I-10 (40 miles), US191, US191/US70, AZ78, NM78, US180, US180/US191 & US60. no pic
There is a crowd here in the Park. I have only seen it this full one other time when there was an ATV event. This crowd is mostly construction workers building a wind farm. I’ll get more details in the coming weeks.

2 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
I am walking the same routes here that I did in past years. Out and back along US60. It was very nice to be out there on wider shoulders, far less traffic and no barking dogs. No loose doge either which is also very nice.

I have a decent space but would have preferred the one I had last year. It was close to the Park entrance and Patches could get in and out of the Park without confronting any other dogs. That is not that much of a problem, it is the other dog owners that are the bigger problem.

I’ll settle into a rest day today. Tomorrow will be a shopping day at a Safeway that I was in the past couple of years. The layout is different in every store and I don’t remember them from year to year so it will take a little longer to do the gathering. I’m also going to change my shopping list slightly.

There are some hulled barley and oat groats cooking in the Thermal Cooker. I’ll be in my recliner with the Fire 8. It is a difficult life but someone must do it.
This quote was found in The big ones are beginning to bite off their own....... posted by Diogenes Sarcastica. I have copied it from the article in the Saturday Evening Post which is linked at the end of the quote. Something else I need to read in its entirety; maybe add C. S. Lewis to my list of authors to read as well.
What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, over-all movement toward the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence—moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how democracy—in the incantatory sense—is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? You remember how one of the Greek dictators (they called them “tyrants” then) sent an envoy to another dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second dictator led the envoy into a field of grain, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain . Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser, or better, or more famous, or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level; all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus tyrants could practice, in a sense, “democracy.” But now “democracy” can do the same work without any other tyranny than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite off their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks. — Screwtape Proposes A Toast, C. S. Lewis

3 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The first stop in town this morning was at a Circle K to fill Desperado’s gas tank. Paid $3.229 which was the highest so far this year. I expect it to go much higher but is the most I have paid since May 2019.

Then I went to Trail Riders Restaurant in Eagar where I was going to get their green corn tamale breakfast. However, the tamales have cheese in them and I am non–dairy so went with a veggie omelet. I saw no evidence of the fire that kept them closed all the time I was here last year — probably confined to the kitchen area.

The last stop was at Safeway where almost all the customers were maskless and maybe a third of the staff. The staff at the restaurant were all maskless and I don’t remember seeing any customer wearing one.
This author ‘gets it’, we need more of a like mind leading the country versus what we have.
When I look at America, the way it is today, I wonder if any of the killing and dying was worth it. America today is run by someone, we’re not really sure who, and every part of its culture and history is being deconstructed. …[T]hat old America, the one you grew up in, the one you think of as normal, doesn’t exist anymore. It’s gone, and it isn’t coming back.… There is still a large part of America that wants to live in a republic and that wants the return of their natural God-given rights enshrined in the Constitution. But there is also a large part of America that no longer believes in the ideals of the republic and are intolerant of anyone who thinks differently.

One faction must bend the other to their will by force, or separate and each go their own way. We are at the point in this great experiment of liberty and self-governance that was America where we must begin the separation between those two factions. They cannot coexist in peace and it is folly to think one side will be able to impose its will on the other.–A Memorial Day for the Republic, Max Morton

This is an article that is well worth reading. Maybe the author is not right in his analysis but why has Faluci and Gates now been thrown under the bus?
Who benefits from China and the U.S. at each other’s throats? Who benefits from a collapse of the global economy as trade embargoes proliferate? Who benefits from conflicts in the South China Sea? Taiwan? Hong Kong? Los Angeles? Ukraine? Belarus? Israel? Who benefits from the cyberattacks on our infrastructure, the closing of our pipelines? The Freezing of Texas? Who? Really? China?
No. China loves selling us their stuff. Who actually created the policies which hollowed out our manufacturing, domestic production, turned us into fake-money addicted YouPorners and gender fluid deracinated children? It wasn’t China.
I’ll tell you who benefits. The European Union and Davos.–The Fauci Files, The WuFlu and the War to Come, Tom Luongo

4 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: June 4, 1933

The wind farm under construction is in New Mexico near the Arizona border about half way between Springerville and Quemado, NM. It is a Borderlands Wind, LLC (a subsidiary of NextEra Energy) project that was to employ 100 people during the construction stage of 34 wind generators that will provide 100 megawatts (when the wind is blowing). Springerville is the closest town to the project that has places for the workers to stay so it is getting the benefits during the construction stage. I think Wanzek Construction is the company that has the contract to do the work.

The weather here continues to be great. Morning walks have been done in the 50s and afternoons in the upper 70s with a breeze most of the time.

I’m cooking some small red beans in the Thermal Cooker today. While that is happening I’ll be finishing the novel that I have been reading and start on another one. Also doing some drawing on the fourth pixel art flower for the second time; making sure that I have the correct colors this time.
I have quoted the closing to a good article by JHK. He covers a lot of ground in this article; the Dr. Fauci brewhaha and the Arizona 2020 vote audit.
I’ll tell you something that could happen: “Joe Biden” (his handlers and their factotums, anyway) may try something else, another ruse to distract the public’s attention from a constitutional crisis: how about crashing the financial markets? That would do the trick, I’m sure. In fact, it looks like the Federal Reserve is already tuning that frequency in by announcing it’s “tapering” its bond buying activities, starting with corporate “junk” bonds. You know what will happen if they ramp up tapering of more bond purchases (currently around $120-billion-a-month)? Interest rates will rise — because who else will buy that paper at near-zero interest rates? (And, by the way, Russia just announced it’s about to sell off all its sovereign holdings in US dollars). And when interest rates rise quickly, Wall Street’s current business model goes south. Wait for that!–What If the “Big Lie” Is the Big Lie?, James Howard Kunstler

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H. L. Mencken
It is beyond statistical doubt that the November 2020 elections were stolen by unprecedented levels of electoral fraud - possibly perpetrated and/or aided and/or abetted in many cases by the same organs and employees of the administrative state that are now trying to frighten us into line, and stop us questioning their authority. Their reason for trying to frighten us is simple: to discredit any challenge to the legitimacy of the Biden administration. Those who’ve stolen power intend to hold onto it, no matter what. Furthermore, they know that if they’re exposed and lose power, they’ll be called to account for their crimes — and they have no intention of allowing that to happen.

These warnings against “domestic extremists” are nothing more or less than an attempt to manufacture an excuse to crack down on opposition to the Biden administration and its policies. Let’s recognize them for what they are, and treat them — and their originators, distributors, cronies and lickspittle lapdogs — with the contempt they deserve.–Yet another official hobgoblin to frighten the citizenry, Peter Grant

5 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The small red beans were somewhat al dente this morning so they have gone back into the Thermal Cooker today. They will be done by tomorrow morning for sure.

We got a few sprinkles yesterday but the weather underground reporting station received 0.13". The high yesterday was 86° but cooled into the 70s by the time we went for our walk. Probably the same high today but I can’t count on it cooling down again.

I downloaded a nonfiction book this morning so now I have three books available to read. The online one needs to be finished first because it is on a borrow limit, although I can renew it, then the one I have on Fire 8 now. Reading those and drawing the flower pixel art is what I’ll be doing today.
leftpic A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

I liked this book but not as much as most of the customer reviews at did. Kate Morton’s style continues to cause me trouble following the story line. She jumps from one time period to another with different characters point of view that leaves me somewhat confused. It is a good story and most readers don’t seem to have my problem. Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace—the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century—Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself. — Book promo @

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I finished the blue flower which is the fourth one. One more to draw and I’ll be able to put together the five flower bouquet. I’ll also explain how I have been able to arrange the flowers on a .html web page.

6 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The small red beans were done this morning. So I was able to use the pot for some more tapioca. That is in the Thermal Cooker now and will be ready to mix with some frozen three berries for dessert today and the next couple days.

Not much happening here. Just enjoying the very nice cool weather.
I was wondering why the UFO report was going to be issued since Trump was the one that released the documents. It is going to be used as a propaganda tool against Russia and China with more military contract spending being the main goal. It will also serve as a fear inducing tool since Coronavirus® has lost its power.

It is amazing that the Chinese can not innovate and Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country yet they have somehow managed to technologically leapfrog US military development by light years.
Unknown US officials have done a print media tour speaking to the press on condition of anonymity (of course), with first The New York Times reporting their statements about the contents of the UFO report and then CNN and The Washington Post. Each of these outlets reported the same thing: the US government doesn’t know what these things are but is very concerned they constitute evidence that Russia and/or China have somehow managed to technologically leapfrog US military development by light years. All three mention these two nations explicitly.

This narrative was then picked up by cable news, with MSNBC inviting former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta on to explain to their audience that the US government should assume UFOs are Russian or Chinese in origin until that possibility has been exhausted.–Media Converges On The Narrative That UFOs May Be Russian/Chinese Threat, Caitlin Johnstone

7 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
I have added Grammarly which calls itself a writing assistant. It is a Chrome extension that works with Vivaldi on Raspberry and suggests spelling, grammar, or style changes. I’m giving it a try to replace Google Doc that i have been using as my Blog Writter which I copy and paste into the .html page on my web page server. So far I’m undecided about the change.

That is about all that is new or different. That and a slight change in the walking route this morning. Still out and back on US60 but just a bit different part of the road.
The attacks on history, on historic figures, on the artistic canon, and the constant revelations of how these artists, politicians, thinkers, etc were really evil is all part of the attack on the nation-state.

The nation-state relies for its very existence on the shared stock of legitimating figures and events. “We” deserve to exist as a nation because “we” produced this great art, created this great culture, made these great achievements, and share this stuff that we all love. If there are no achievements, if the art is racist crap, if the founding fathers founded something rubbish, then there’s no reason why we should exist as a “we.” It’s easier to let go of something bad than of something good.–Attacks on History, Clarissa

8 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The new Fire 10 replacement for my old Fire 10 was delivered to the Post Office in Springerville yesterday. It was sent to my Sierra Vista address as I had asked them to do which surprised me somewhat. Although I had gone to my Amazon account and deleted any addresses that I could find other than that mailing address.

The park here has a Post Office box that I can use and the Host picks up the mail. I then can go to the office between the hours of 1800 and 1900 and receive it.

Did that yesterday. Then spent about an hour getting it set up as I want it. Haven’t finished that process but it is usable. Why it comes with the Sleep mode set for one minute is beyond me. If you don’t make that change the first thing you need to be quick to make any other changes or it will go to sleep on you.

Soon after eating breakfast this morning I went out and dumped holding tanks and added water. The space that I’m in has a separate electric meter and there are two water faucets but only one sewer inlet. That is not a problem now because the trailer that would be using it is the Park owner’s, that is not here, and it is not connected. If she shows up I guess we will work something out. I only connect when I dump.

Maybe finish the book that I have been reading on Fire 8 today. The online book may require a renewal or I’ll just select the read one hour at a time option to finish it. I might also finish the fifth-pixel art flower.
Don’t you just love the English language?

How much would it cost to buy a singing ensemble?
You mean “a choir”?
Fine, how much to acquire a singing ensemble?

9 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
I had breakfast at Safire’s this morning. They didn’t have much of a crowd; I remember them having more people in there last year. The counter klatch seemed to be missing.

From there I went to Safeway with a shorter list than usual. Even with the shorter list, there were a couple of items that were not on the shelves. Everything that I read indicates that this will be the new normal.

Then to the Post Office where I mailed a studio photo of me in US Army uniform as well as my uniform to Wall Of Faces in Douglas, AZ. This started as a six-month exhibit of Douglas, AZ veterans, July 4, 2016, but I did not hear about it in time to submit a photo.

I received an email a few days ago that said it was a permanent exhibit now in the Gadsden Hotel. I then sent an email to a person that works on the exhibit and asked if they would like my picture and my uniform. they said yes so I have mailed them.

The high was only 83° yesterday but the weather guessers think it will reach 89 today. starting to warm up but still very nice if the breeze continues.tarted off as a 6 month exhibit, July 4, 2016
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Here are two pixel art flower bouquets. The flowers were drawn using GIMP then saved as .png files with a transparent background. Each flower, including the background, is 50x50 pixels and they are placed on an HTML5 Canvas that is 120X150 pixels on the left and 100x150 pixels on the right. The extra width on the left prividing space from this text. Each flower is placed on the Canvas using x,y coordinates within the Canvas and the two Canvases are positioned like any other images using HTML. I’m pleased!

10 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
I had the A/C on for some of the afternoon yesterday after we finished our walk. The high temperature for the day almost reached the forecast of 89 and the winds were very calm. The high today is expected to be about the same but with some stronger winds.

I have the distiller working again which adds some heat However, I’m only distilling at night when it has become cooler. That seems to work best.

Maybe move to the space that I wanted today or soon. I saw that the RV that was in that space left late yesterday or early this morning. The space was vacant when we walk past it this morning. That is all that I plan on doing today other than the routine.
leftpic The balance of King Arthur’s unified kingdom is My biggest surprise in this book was the treatment that Lancelot received from Cornwell. As the promo says he is a master storyteller with this book seeming to be alternate history fiction rather than historical fiction. threatened by Merlin’s quest for the last of Britain’s 13 Treasures; by the conflict between the ancient religion and the new Christianity; and by Britain’s war with the Saxons. A master storyteller continues his retelling of the Arthurian legend. — Book promo @
The Woke religion of today has adopted an updated style of flagellation. Less blood and no mortification of the flesh just self-deprecation and virtue signaling.
A white teacher who taught Spanish has decided, after struggling and grappling “with my internalized white supremacy,” that it is racist for a white person to teach a language of color. To make amends she canceled herself.

Others speaking at the “Virtual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference” argued that white teachers should teach in white schools and black teachers should teach in black schools. It was only yesterday that what today poses as “anti-racism” was considered racist segregation. –The Western World Has Repudiated Itself, Paul Craig Roberts

Cronavirus® A virus so deadly you've got to get a test to see if you have it & a vaccine so safe they have to bribe you with money and free beer to take it...

11 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: June 11, 1933

I moved into the space that I wanted yesterday and thought I had reserved. It only took a few minutes and was not much of a move; just like going to town again.

The move does not change my walks out and back along US60. What it did change was my turnaround points because of the different starting place. Same distances morning and afternoon.

Maybe finish reading the online book today or tomorrow which will be the day that the borrowing limit expires. As I said before if I don't finish it I can select the option to read it one hour at a time.
It seems as if today’s working class (The 99 Percent) does not realize that a class war is being waged against them… The financial strategy in this class war is to popularize “identity politics” prompting voters to think of themselves as women, ethnic or racial minorities, or sexual categories (LBGTQ) instead of economic categories such as wage earners, debtors and/or renters. True identity politics should begin with economic class consciousness, solidarity and mutual aid. There can be little promotion of group self-interest without this. — J Is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception, Michael Hudson
The quote above, from Hudson’s book, is one of his better ones. His stock in trade however is his definition of Debt Deflation: “The financial stage following debt-leveraged asset-price inflation, which leaves a residue of debt once new lending stops and repayment time arrives.” This is the one-trick pony that he trots out the most which I think will come to pass.
I have added the bold which makes the point that the Chinese Navy is structured for homeland defense, not world hegemony as is the US fleet. Yet, the Establishment and the mainstream media want us to believe that the Chinese are the aggressors.
[W]e clearly see that talk of China’s massive navy is rather out of proportion. It should be noted that China’s fleet relies disproportionately on smaller classes of ships, like the frigate and corvette, which are widely considered not to be major surface combatants. Even still, the bulk of its numbers advantage comes from its coastal patrol ships which, while not insignificant, have limited capacity to project power beyond China’s near seas. Further, the United States maintains a massive carrier advantage.–Yes, China Has the World’s Largest Navy. That Matters Less Than You Might Think., Benjamin Mainardi

If I offended you with my opinion, you should hear the ones I keep to myself.

12 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The high temperature yesterday was 91.2°. That was not too bad if you were outside in the shade where a breeze could get to you. However, inside Desperado anything over 80-85 without a strong breeze is uncomfortable — I had the A/C on for a few hours.

Finished the distilling of water. Cooked some more tapioca early this morning to keep it cooler inside because today will be another hot one.

leftpic Author’s Note to this book published in 1994: The parts of this novel have been published separately, in a substantially different form, as Werenight (1979) and Wereblood (1979). This edition is the first publication of this novel in a single volume.

These were Turtledove’s first fantasy novels written long before he started writing alternative history.Werenight (1978 and 1979, revised 1994), originally published under the name Eric Iverson, is the first in the series. The Elabon series is a series of four fantasy novels written by Harry Turtledove, that deal with the adventures of Gerin the Fox. The name is taken from the Elabonian Empire, the dominant government of the world in which the books are set. This Empire is an analog of the Western Roman Empire where magic works, and its constituent nations and rival empires are based on those of Rome. — From Turtledove Fandom

The country that John McCain (Vietnam war hero) said was “a gas station masquerading as a country” has launched another Sputnik Moment. While the United States talks about their great technological prowess the Russians and Chinese do it.
Construction of a 300-MW nuclear power unit showcasing a fuel specially developed for the reactor is underway in Siberia, a project that industry experts say could provide a dramatic leap forward in nuclear power technology.

The project is being hailed as a way to provide a “practically inexhaustible” source of fuel for nuclear power, as the fuel could be reprocessed, helping solve the problem of what to do with the spent nuclear fuel.–Nuclear First—Work Starts on Russian Fast Neutron Reactor Darrell Proctor

13 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
There is very little happening here today. Even less than usual.

Yesterday my Garmin watch showed even more signs that it was about to die. While using the GPS feature it showed me a Low Battery message after only 22 minutes into our walk. I dismissed the notice but by the end of the walk the GPS had stopped working and I had no history of the walk.

So brought out the Timex GPS watch that I had bought some months ago. I had the usual problems in learning how to use it but maybe was able to save the walk data from this morning. I’ll find out later today after I do the afternoon walk and want to record the time and distance.

The Park is emptying a little. My two neighbors on the east side have left these past couple of days. The neighbor on my west side is not here. So I have quiet neighbors on both sides with the Park Host and empty spaces in front of me. I like this space!

14 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
The Timex GPS watch is working out well. I can not link it to Garmin Connect to capture all the data on the watch but I knew that when I bought it. That is not a big issue, I just enter the distance and the time manually. Have had to do that a lot with the Garmin watch these past few months as it died.

I have another batch of hulled barley and oat grots cooking in the Thermal cooker. That plus staying cool while reading the multiple books that I have on multiple devices is all that I will be doing today. Shopping tomorrow.
leftpic From renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler, The Harrows of Spring is a moving and gripping novel that completes the story of the quaint upstate New York town of Union Grove, thrown into a future world that in many ways resembles the nineteenth century.

This is the fourth, and last, in the Made By Hand series by JHK. It is a good series and compliments his nonfiction books where he lays out his forecast of what lies in store for the US and the world. In Union Grove, early spring is a challenging season, known as the “six weeks want,” a time when fresh food is scarce and the winter stores are dwindling. The town is struggling in particular this year as the Hudson River trade route to Albany has been halted by the local plantation tycoon Stephen Bullock, who has deemed it too resource-intensive and is now striving for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, after returning from his travels around what is left of the United States, Daniel Earle is intent on resurrecting a newspaper for the community, and finds an interesting story to cover when representatives of a group of anti-establishment, hyper-liberals known as the Berkshire People’s Republic arrive in the town. The thrilling conclusion to Kunstler’s beloved series, The Harrows of Spring is a powerful, moving tale of insurrection, survival, and what it means to be human — Book promo @
Please note that the bold emphasis was in the original article as well as the link to the podcast. JHK advises us to wait and see how all this works out. That is exactly what I plan on doing and will wait without getting the jab.
Dr. Fauci and the medical bureaucracy are promoting an experimental “gene therapy” as “vaccines,” or so says the man who invented the mRNA vaccine procedure, Dr. Robert Malone — and you can hear him say that in this three-hour-plus roundtable discussion on Bret Weinstein’s Dark Horse YouTube podcast (if it hasn’t been taken down by the time you read this, because to-date YouTube suppresses all mention of Ivermectin, etc. [NOTE: it was taken down!]). You will learn in this detailed discussion that the three vaccines being used have produced more deaths and “adverse events” in aggregate than all the other vaccines medicine has developed over the past thirty years. Let that sink in. You will also hear Dr. Malone describe the spike protein, which is the chief mechanism activated by the vaccines, as a “toxic” agent.

This cannot be good news for the millions who gave their consent to be vaccinated. We have no idea what the long-term effects will be, but it’s apparently the case that the toxic spike protein does not behave the way it was supposed to. That is, it does not remain in the intramuscular vaccination site, but rather migrates all through the body, with a special affinity for causing cardiovascular mischief, neuromuscular disorders, and damage to reproductive organs. Stand by on how all this works out. And beware of fresh attempts by your government to coerce you into a vaccination, or a series of them.–The Three-way Squeeze, James Howard Kunstler

15 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Nothing special today. I started it with a walk and then went to town where the first stop was at the laundromat.

I did that first just to sort of break up the usual routine. Gathered groceries at Safeway, which is only a few blocks down the street. Then I went to Booga Red’s for breakfast on the way back to the Park. Got their veggie burrito with no cheese and asked them not to wrap it. Got the tortilla on the side. Think I’ll go back to ordering a veggie omelet.

It is getting hot here. The high yesterday was 96.4° with a forecast of 91 for today. I think it will be hotter than that since it is already 87 at 9:30. A few more weeks or hot days and then it should cool down and maybe with any luck we will get some monsoon rains.
[T]he US national debt is so crazily high that it can never be repaid under normal circumstances. Our economy simply can’t produce enough goods and services (providing the tax base for our government to repay the debt) to do that. However, if our currency is debased, so that one dollar today is worth (say) ten cents of the purchasing power it used to have just a few years ago (in other words, inflation), then current inflated dollars can be used to pay off the old, high-purchasing-power debt with much less budgetary pain and suffering. The fact that consumers (you and I) will take it in the shorts if they do that, because our money will no longer buy as much (if any) of what we need to maintain any acceptable standard of living, doesn’t concern the powers that be.

We’re the “little people”, and they couldn’t care less about us. They’re worried about the “big picture”. We must just put up and shut up, while they impoverish us in order to play their money games. Inflation is in their best interests. It’s not in ours.–How perspective alters one’s understanding of inflation, Peter Grant

“I love it when a plan comes together.” — Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard).
The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ― Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era Published October 28th 1976
However, there is a fly in the ointment.
This obstacle is located in the Greater Eurasian Partnership led by Russia and China and joined by 135 nations of the world that have signed onto the Belt and Road Initiative. These are nations who would rather have a multipolar future vectored around large-scale industrial growth than be sacrificed on the altar of Gaia by a technocratic neo-Malthusian priesthood.–Financial Blowout Ahead: Lobotomized Economists Clash on the Deck of the Titanic, Matthew Ehret

The monk who claims he saw the face of Jesus in his margarine tub said:
“I can’t believe it’s not Buddha.”

I paraphrase a characters speech from Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos:
“I like it anywhere. It’s all the same, some places you are paid badly and live well; in the United States, you are paid well and live badly.”

16 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Patches did a shorter walk this morning and will do a shorter one this afternoon. That new routine may continue for three days and then I’ll see how she is. Yesterday afternoon she was not walking at her normal pace. When we got back into Desperado she was hobbling around carrying her left front paw.

There does not seem to be anything very serious wrong. There are a couple of worn abrasions on a couple of paw pads but they do not look that bad. I applied some ointment to them and this morning she did a 1.9 mile walk just fine. We will see.

The high temperature yesterday was 93.6° but that happened around 1:00 in the afternoon. It was 10 degrees cooler by the time we did our walk. Then around 5:00 we got some rain; maybe more than the 0.02'' the Weather Underground reporting station received. Maybe cooler today with a slight chance of rain.

I have books to read stacked up on Fire 8 now and one that I am reading online using the viewer. Then there are three others that I have downloaded to the Raspberry but not yet to Fire 8. A lot of reading material now; it was not long ago I was looking for something to read.

17 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Patches seems to be walking well in the morning but still favoring the paw some in the afternoon. Shortened walks for the next couple days.

I thought my afternoon walk was going to be shortened yesterday. We started the walk but didn’t get out of the Park, which was a good thing, before the rains came. Huge drops that would have soaked both of us if we had not done a hasty retreat. The shower didn't last long and was only another 0.02''.

This morning as soon as I finished doing the longer walk without Patches I got the holding tanks dumped and added water. It was cooler than doing it after breakfast. Maybe cooler today with the high expected to be only 89 but it was already 81 at 8:30.

More tapioca in the Thermal Cooker this morning. When that is done I’ll get some lentils in the pot for more potage. That and reading the multiple books that I have started is all that I have planned.
Caitlin has another good posting. You need to read them all to come upon the good ones.
As RT’s Murad Gazdiev pointed out, “ABC, NBC, BBC, CNN, and many other Western outlets were invited for Putin’s press conference. No Russian media was invited to Biden’s press conference.” The whole thing was a navel-gazing, masturbatory cold war propaganda orgy where western “journalists” made up fantasies about their soup-brained leader staring down Putin, where they yelled nonsense about Alexei Navalny at the Russian president and then fangirled at Biden’s response.–America’s Soup-Brained President Says The US Never Interferes In Other Countries’ Elections, Caitlin Johnstone

This is sort of the approach that I am taking on the issue as well.
Yes, from the evidence it looks pretty likely to me that we’re causing global warming on a horrific scale. but with science you don’t need to argue. It doesn’t matter who wins the debate: it’s about reality, by just waiting a little longer, we’ll get to see who was right. it feels unethical, but I find myself wanting to keep quiet about the science just to know for sure. As terrible as it sounds, the state of the world isn’t really my responsibility. I’m just thrilled to get to watch. If the scientists are right — and if we keep people from understanding just a little longer we’ll enjoy quite a ride. and pragmatically, on the outside chance that they’re all wrong, I get saved the embarrassment of having spoken up. —Link

18 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: June 18, 1933

Patches’ paw seemed better. She was using it to dig and throw dirt with all four feet so I thought she could do a full distance walk again this morning.

We received another shower yesterday but it was earlier in the day than the past couple of days. The Weather Underground reporting station got their shower much later but it didn’t amount to much. The one we got was not much either.

I’ll reheat some of the lintel and leek potage for ‘linner’ today that I cooked yesterday. I sampled it yesterday and I think I’m going to like it.
More than half the people in the United States have this worldview. The entire article is well worth reading.
The US/Anglo-Zionist worldview: we are the “city upon a hill”, the beacon of light and hope for mankind. Our “manifest destiny” is to “expand the area of freedom” worldwide. We have the best armed forces in history, the strongest economy, the best everything. We are the “leaders of the free world” whose “responsibility” is to lead the world. This is not imperialism, this is the “duty” and “responsibility” placed upon us by history. Our values are universal values and must be universally accepted by all. Those refusing to join our model are authoritarian “rogue states”. Russia must accept that because she lost the Cold War and that western values have prevailed. Those who refuse to accept this are “revanchists” who want to overturn the outcome of the Cold War and rebuild the Soviet Union. The US had to expand NATO to the East to protect Europe from “Russian aggression”. Now “America” is back and, with our allies and friends, we will create a “rules based” international order which we will benevolently enforce to the immense gratitude of all of mankind.…
Russia agrees that the US is welcome to live in a post-truth, post-reality, delusion if it wants, but she also believes, and says so, that the West has no right to try to impose its pretend-values on others, especially when it constantly violates them all when convenient.
The core belief underlying these very different worldview is extremely simple: the US sees itself as exceptional and, therefore, endowed with special rights and sees Russia as a much inferior interlocutor which needs to accept the US hegemony upon the world. In sharp contrast, Russia denies the USA any special status and demands that the US leaders accept Russia as an equal interlocutor before any meaningful dialog or cooperation could even be discussed.–The Geneva summit: nothingburger or watershed?, The Saker

19 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Happy Juneteenth/Juneteenth National Independence Day, or what is historically known as Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Emancipation Day. I’m undecided about what to do in celebration.
The high yesterday wass 92.9° but cooler than that when we went for our afternoon walk. Got just a few sprinkles as we got back to Desperado. The weather guessers think today will only get up to 90 with a slight chance of showers.

I have nothing planned for the day. Maybe finish one of the four books that I have been reading. Not cooking anything today for a change. Will be reheating something for ‘linner’ but not cooking anything new.

20 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
We got a little wet while doing an abbreviated afternoon walk yesterday. If I only had a bit more courage we could have finished our usual distance and not have been any wetter. However, it looked like we were going to get soaked so retreated.

The high ws 92.8° yesterday but that again happened around midday. It was much cooler when we went for our walk. The 10 day forecast expects another couple days that will be the same then maybe cooling into the 80s with an increased chance of rain.

I’ll try and stay cool. Go shopping early tomorrow. Spend the next couple days trying to finish reading the books that I have started.
leftpic The book is long and rambling. The plots, if you can call them that, are difficult to follow. They unfolded over a series of several decades, It did not take me weeks to read this book but I also wanted to give up at times. [nov·el1 (nŏv'əl) n. 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.] This may be called a novel but it lacked plot and sequential organization. I consider it the literary equivalent of a circus clown car. A profusion of characters are portrayed, they just keep coming, and they then create scenes by running around in a disorganized manner. running from the turn of the century through the early 1920s (I think). Most of the characters kept re-entering over the time frame covered by the book, but none were well developed or interesting; I had no empathy for any of them. I read it through to the end, but it took weeks to complete the effort. A number of times I wanted to just give up.–Customer review @ Amazon
The leading government policy just now is to hector, browbeat, and coerce Americans to get vaxed-up with vaccines that appear to be pretty hazardous. The Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines so far (which is not very far) have produced more deaths and adverse events than all the other vaccines for all other diseases developed in the past thirty years, and we have no idea what the long-term effects will be of a spike protein that likes to damage blood vessels, brains, and reproductive organs. That’s another thing the news and social media don’t want the public to inform themselves about, not to mention the scientifically-based opinion that vaccinating a populace in the middle of an epidemic is pretty certain to provoke the evolution of new and more dangerous variants of the disease agent.–Free At Last, James Howard Kunstler

Fauci rebukes those who question him with the pronouncement that he is science incarnate: “Attacks against me are attacks against science.” Et Scientia caro factum est et habitavit in nobis [And Science became flesh and dwelt among us] . In the end, Fauci has no mastery over science nor public policy nor even himself. The only real power was exercised over his fellow citizens, which arose from their fear and was maintained through lies and half-truths he termed science.–A Canticle For Fauci, Andrew Doran

21 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
A quick trip into town with breakfast at Safire. Then to Safeway and back to the Park by 8:00.

It is forecast to reach 91 today but at 9:00 it was already 81. That was very comfortable because there was a nice breeze; usually it is calm in the early hours. There is a very slight chance of rain but the breeze is expected to become gusty winds by the afternoon. Maybe into the 80s for the high starting tomorrow through the next 10 days — I hope the forecast is right.
leftpic One of the most renowned and prolific writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley produced not only dystopian fiction like Brave New World and philosophical memoirs like The Doors of Perception, but also insightful travel writing. This is a collection of essays that was first published in 1925. The travel writing is outdated but still interesting. His efforts to be an art critic did not improve the book in my opinion. Here, he discusses his visits to Italy, France, and other European destinations; reflects on cultural landmarks; and ruminates on the benefits and challenges of travel itself, offering a fascinating glimpse into the Europe of a century ago—and the mind of a remarkable author. — Book promo @ Barnes & Noble
There are those that will immediately class this as tin hat conspiracy thinking. However, there has never been anything invented/developed by man that has not been used for either good or evil. If it exists then someone is going to use it.
The development and introduction of neural implants, magneto proteins, etc., can go in any number of directions. Some types of these promise to give elites ‘super-human’ cognitive abilities. However, another very practical application is to mandate that these are used on the general populace as to handicap them or control their thoughts in some way.

In that sense, neural implants can work like pharmaceuticals are used in psychiatry. In the creation of this sort of Huxleyesque ‘Brave New World’, we can easily see the continuation of a paradigm already existing today. This is one where it is common-place to find various predictable depressions, anxieties, and neuroticisms caused by contemporary social conditions, but treated psychiatrically instead of resolved socio-economically.

Neural implants can also perform a similar function, but go even further. Beyond emotions or basic effect on the re-uptake of certain hormones like serotonin, etc.; neural implants can direct thoughts or change whole cognitive processes. Beyond feelings, drives, and impulses, neural implants promise to produce actual thoughts in the minds of the subject.

In between these two is a hybrid form — nanotech and chemogenetics working with optogenetics. Because the delivery system to the brain can be through injection, nanolipids and other compounds can come in the form of shots. These can be delivered as part of a required ‘vaccination’ regimen (insofar as that term has been redefined), as nanotech features already in the Covid-19 shot.

Therefore, such can be included — whether disclosed to the public or not —– in required vaccinations. The development of these would seem, however, to be a technology that would support slavery, but does not rule out genocide. Certainly the ability to control the thoughts of a population would greatly mitigate risk in the view of the state apparatus, especially as it moves towards genocide.–Have the Great Reset Technocrats Really Thought This Through? Evil: Between Depopulation & Neuralink, Joaquin Flores

Today is Prime Day, the second most important feast-day in the Church of Consumerism after Black Friday.…
The first Prime Day was “celebrated” in 2015. Six years later, studies show that at least 60 percent of U.S. households have a Prime membership. Some researchers put that number at 80 percent or more. Practically overnight, well over half of Americans became dependent on Amazon. … So, dear comrades, on this glorious Prime Day, I’m asking you to make this one small sacrifice: cancel your Prime membership.–Delete Your Amazon Prime Account. Now, Michael Warren Davis

22 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
Nothing much happening here. I’m starting to read the first novel in a trilogy or maybe a tetralogy. The books will not all be by the same author(s) but I still think of them as being a series.

I’m still reading the nonfiction book that was one of the four that I was switching between. When I do finish it I have a couple of more nonfiction books downloaded. Not lacking for reading material.

The high yesterday was 90.7° with a forecast high today of only 87. The 10 day forecast is now expecting the highs to be in the lower 80s, some days in the upper 70s with possible thunderstorms. The monsoon season is approaching; maybe we will get some good rains this year.
This brought to my mind the town that was too small to support a lawyer but could support two of them. But still could not support a doctor.
Lawyers were very few, and lawsuits consequently rare; doctors were fewer, and the death rate consequently absurdly low. If you died on this island, regularly withdrawn from intemperate climates and sheltered from every microbic influence, it was because you had to die, a centenarian, of old age. — Propeller Island, Jules Verne
leftpic Generally speaking, I love Jules Verne’s novels. This one, however, tends to be rather dull in places, and lacks his usual imagination. The idea is nice — American multi-millionaires build a floating island and use it to steam across the Pacific. A French chamber quartet is kidnapped in order to provide live entertainment for the island’s inhabitants, and get involved in a series of mostly minor adventures. It’s fun in places, but not one of his great novels. — Customer review @
leftpicrightpic This is the first of 3-5 roses like this that I will draw. They are a little bigger (58x58) than the previous five flowers that I drew. I know I’ll draw three of them; undecided about the other two.
No quote just, Is the Danger Covid or the Vaccine?, an article that needs to be read. Agree or disagree it is something to think about.

23 June 2021
Springerville RV Park
Springerville, AZ
I finally did it. I finally did some more cabinet painting in Desperado. I do hate to paint and find every excuse there may be not to do any. Ran out or excuses and had the moulding that needed to be painted also.

Started on a small section of that as well. Maybe this start will get me motivated. Leaving a partially done job looks worse than not starting at all.

In the midst of this blizzard of information, misinformation and disinformation, propaganda and counter-propaganda, who do we believe? Who do we trust? As far as I’m concerned, after the exposure of Dr. Fauci as a lying, deceitful bureaucrat who’s deliberately conned the American public for well over a year, I’m not inclined to trust anyone who agrees with him.

I’m not going to get vaccinated unless and until there’s clarity on all of these issues, and the ultimate safety of the vaccine is assured — and that can’t be assured unless and until the manufacturers no longer insist on legal protection against liability for the consequences of using their product.

I refuse to be stampeded into doing something that might kill me. It’s as simple as that.–Can we trust the authorities about COVID-19 vaccines? HELL, NO!!!, Peter Grant

24 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
This is an early posting for the 24th.

About noon yesterday I suddenly had vision floaters in my right eye. Not just the black dot floaters but also cobwebs. I did a search and found that this could be serious. Contacted Sierra Vista Eye Clinic and the doctor there also thought it could be serious. He suggested that I go to the nearest VA on an emergency basis.

But checking the Show Low Clinic I did not see that they had an eye doctor so the closest would be Phoenix. That is a different VA Region and the red tape would preclude any emergency help. Therefore, I got back to the Sierra Vista doctor and told him to set me up an emergency appointment. It is for today at 2:00 in the afternoon.

So I will be on the road to Sierra Vista during those hours when I usually sit down and write up most of my posting for the day. I’ll be writing more tomorrow about what the doctor has found and what I’ll be doing.

The route was 295 miles on these roads: US0, US180/US191, US180, NM78, AZ78, US191/US70, US191, I-10 (50 miles), AZ90, Coronado, AZ90 & AZ82. no pic
Update: A retinal tear can lead to fluid and blood collecting in the eye, which can cause the development of several new floaters and loss of vision if the tear leads to a retinal detachment. The retina plays a vital role in vision. Damage to the retina can cause vision loss and even permanent blindness.

This is what I thought I had and the Sierra Vista VA Clinic confirmed it. They thenn contacted the Eye Clinic at the Tucson VA Hospital and I have an ppointment with the surgen tomorrow. That is all I know. Tomorrows posting will bee late in the day so I may have more to tell after the appontment.

25 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: June 25, 1933

I am in almost the same state of not knowing what is going to happen with my retina tear now as I was yesterday.

I had a Resident MD and a MD look at the eye and they both agree that it needs laser surgery. However the tear is not what they call an ‘horseshoe’ tear that could lead to a retinal detachment - which is very bad. What I have is a retina hole. Retinal holes are typically smaller and have a lower risk for causing a retinal detachment. They both are fixed with laser surgery but mine is being obscured with some blood that was released when the hole developed.

So I will go back next week. If the blood has cleared then they will do the surgery. The poor vision in my left eye and almost no vision in the right eye is going to cut into my reading a lot. But you do what you must do!

Patches had a sitter here in the Park and she was spoiled rotten. She was also worn out, she has been in her bed since I picked her up after getting back from Tucson. She get to go back again next Friday.
This was written 100 years ago. Does it rhyme with what is being said today?
The latest discovery of our State science is that there is a center for fancy—a miserable little nervous knot in the lower region of the frontal lobe of the brain. A triple treatment of this knot with X-rays will cure you of fancy.

You are perfect; you are mechanized; the road to one-hundred-per-cent happiness is open! Hasten then all of you, young and old, hasten to undergo the Great Operation! Hasten to the auditoriums where the Great Operation is being performed! Long live the Great Operation! Long live the United State! Long live the Well–Doer! — We, Yevgeny Zamyatin

26 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
I can still see well enough to drive but have difficulty reading signs until I’m close. Reading web pages is also difficult for me with the poor vision in the left eye. I can only hope that this will be corrected within a week.

It is HOT. The high temperatures for the past two days have been 94.5° and 97 with 96 expected today. The lows remain high at 64-65 and it is already 85 this morning at 7:45. Maybe into the 80s for the highs starting on Monday with thunderstorms expected every day next week — bring them on.
leftpic Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful ‘Benefactor’, the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity — until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. I liked this book but not nearly as much as most of the customer reviews did. I guess what put me off is the same thing that keeps me from liking Russian authors as a group. Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, We is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It was suppressed for many years in Russia and remains a resounding cry for individual freedom, yet is also a powerful, exciting and vivid work of science fiction. Clarence Brown’s brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years’ suppression. — Book promo @
While the authors of the report also say they “currently lack data to indicate any UAP [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena] are part of a foreign collection program or indicative of a major technological advancement by a potential adversary,” the fact that Russia or China magically leapfrogging US technology by centuries seventy years ago has been validated as a possibility by the report is a gift to cold warriors eager to ramp up aggressions and inflame a high-budget arms race against those nations.–UFO Report Provides No New Information But Plenty Of Fodder For Cold Warrior Policymakers, Caitlin Johnstone

27 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
We started the day with what is probably going to be our new distance in the morning. Maybe get it back up to what we were doing in May and while in Springerville but even the mornings are warm.

Stopped at Sunny D’s for breakfast. Then to Fry’s for groceries. From there I went to Wal*Mart and bought a 12v 2.4amp charger to replace the one I have had for many years that quit working. I need it to charge my GPS watches. I can do it through my Raspberry or Chromebook USB ports but the 12v plug-in chargers work better.

A last stop at the UPS Store where I got all the mail that has accumulated for the past couple of months. It has taken me some time to sort through that after getting back to the Park.

I am also dealing with a problem on the new Fire 10. I can not connect to my web host server using it. I could with the old Fire 10. I even installed the latest updates this morning and that made no difference. I now suspect the Silk browser.

Still HOT! The high yesterday was 97.9° with a 96 forecast for today. I think it will exceed the forecast because it is over 93 at 11:00. Maybe cooler tomorrow but the 80s and thunderstorms will not start until Tuesday — maybe.

The right eye has remained the same. I only hope that the blood is clearing.

28 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
I don’t have much on my agenda for today. It is still Hot. The high yesterday was 99.3° which happened about an half hour after we finished our shorter afternoon walk. Maybe cooler tomorrow with a high forecast to be 87 then 4-5 days at 82-84 with thunderstorms.

I have started to do my monthly household cleaning chores. Trying to get some of them done in the early morning before it gets too hot.

Maybe finish the latest novel that I have been reading. However, with my vision impaired it is taking a bit longer than when I had two eyes that worked. If not today then tomorrow.

29 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
I have hulled barley and oat groats in the Thermal Cooker this morning. That is a side chore to what I need to get done today and tomorrow.

I have most of the household cleaning done. Just Desperado’s cab and windows still to do. The Will Rogers weekly article preparation for another month is the most pressing thing to get done today. With my non functioning right eye and poor vision in the left that is going to take longer.

The high yesterday was 94.1° which was above the forecast. The guessers have now changed the expected high for today to be 91 and those days with 80s for a high are postponed for another day. The days with expected thunderstorms have also been reduced from five to three.
Eerily, the model that the Davos elites are proposing is strikingly similar to the one that Huxley previewed for us all.

One word, albeit unspoken, hangs over all of the cunningly crafted phrases that describe The Great Reset. That word is control.

The final outcome that promoters of The Great Reset envision is one of a highly regulated society, a massively intrusive government, the annihilation of individual liberties, and a centrally planned economy.–The ‘Great Reset’ Is Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, James Hirsen
leftpic Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based If this book was inspired by We then that is good. I liked it a lot more. This one I recommend if you are looking for dystopian books. social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story’s protagonist. — Book promo @

But industrial civilization is only possible when there’s no self-denial. Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics. Otherwise the wheels stop turning. — Brave New World

30 June 2021
Quail Ridge RV Resort
Huachuca City, AZ
I did some touch up painting on the second coat of the painting project restart. Also applied a first coat to another portion of the molding. Need to get the second coat on that tomorrow then maybe touch it up during the weekend.

I still need to get the cab cleaned up and the cab windows washed. It is starting to get hot so I may put that off until later today when I might get some cloud shade and a breeze.

Friday will be mostly devoted to driving to Tucson and hopefully get my right eye fixed. Not that it is that important but what I have is an operculated retinal hole. It is a round, oval or out-of-round holes where a plug or “cap” (operculum) of retinal tissue is pulled forward into the vitreous body of the eye where it floats above the hole. I think it is slightly worse today than it has been so I sure hope the blood has dissipated and the laser surgery will fix it.
If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. … Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. — Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

America has failed itself as a country and its people as citizens. There is no community, no unity. White liberals in blue states look down on Republicans in red states as “white supremacists,” “domestic terrorists,” and misogynists. Blacks and “people of color” are taught by white liberals to hate white people. Blue school boards require critical race theory—a denunciation of white people and Western civilization—to be programmed into kids in taxpayer funded public schools and universities. The private schools and universities also preach the evils of whiteness.–Democrats Have Issued A Death Sentence for White America, Paul Craig Roberts