Open Thread And Tips!


Well, from time to time I don’t feel well enough to focus on much of anything.  Today is such a day.  Nothing all that bad, but, just not up to doing much. 

Wouldn’t mind some fun pics or anecdotes being posted.  I’ll try to add a couple of posts in a few hours.

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15 Responses to Open Thread And Tips!

  1. gator69 says:

    I wish I had some good news to share.

    I cannot allow this man’s passing to go unnoticed here, he will be sorely missed, as he was a tireless defender of truth in a time of boundless deceit.

    Some people leave behind legacies that go on forever after their life on Earth. These are the ones far too lively for an ordinary obituary.

    Patriot, writer and veteran of the United States Army, Alan Caruba is one of those rare souls who soldier on in the human heart long after they’re gone.

    He signed all his emails ‘Uncle Alan’ and was with Canada Free Press (CFP) longer than any other writer. His friend Texas Fred of the TexasFred Blog sent word today that Alan Caruba passed away on June 15, in his 77th year.

    Imaginary black borders framed my thinking and seemed to match the rainy, windswept day on display outside my windows.

    Most every day over the last 12-plus years, a column from ‘Uncle Alan’ was always there in my emails, but not today. Thinking that they wouldn’t be there ever again had me laid low in a most painful grief. Then somehow just remembering that Alan has joined his late friend, the great patriot and writer Henry Lamb, who died in 2012 came back to me as a comfort.

    It got me to thinking how Alan and Henry would be sending down bolts of well-aimed criticism on the Pope’s environmental encyclical from their new abode.

    Thank you Alan, we will miss you.

    • leftinflagstaff says:

      Sad. Enjoyed much of his writing. Certainly disagreed with his support of illegal immigration, but most was on point, IMO.

    • kim2ooo says:

      Sad, indeed.

      Thank you for your post.

    • Bruce of Newcastle says:

      Sad. I read his blog for a long time and even sent a little money occasionally (he’d always email a thankyou).

      Alan was very much like a family member of mine who intends to write until God calls him in. He is using the Amazon self publishing service with gusto.

      You never know where a bit of writing will turn up – in the case of Mr Caruba columns of his would appear in blogs and even newspapers from time to time. He did fine work.

  2. DirkH says:

    High times in Arrondissement 18, Paris.

  3. DirkH says:

    President Obama Unveils New “Catch & Release” Program h/t zerohedge

  4. DirkH says:

    Socialists have lost Denmark – after RABID agitation of the entire European press FOR the socialists (the conservative camp has, gasp, a strong anti immigration party amongst them – the ANTICHRIST for Pan-Europeans!).

    A small step back from the abbyss.

    • DirkH says:

      This COULD mean that Denmark re-introduces border controls- stopping the influx of Somalians (and others) to Sweden on the land route! The poor Swedes, they love the Somalis so much they can’t get enough of them. (It is imperative that all African immigrants to Europe must be smuggled into the respective countries illegally; as the politicians cannot push through legal immigration against the will of the population. One of the big lies that are the foundation of the EU.)

    • suyts says:

      I noticed! It’s interesting to watch this madness. The parallels to what’s happening in the US is too striking to be coincidence. There are people in the Western Civilization actively working to kill the Western Civilization.

      • DirkH says:

        Look no further than the Progressive Alliance, the successor to the Socialist International, founded by German SPD boss Sigmar Gabriel (or Abu Jibril as I like to call him), joined by the Obamacrats.

  5. gator69 says:

    I recently saw an interview with Charlie Daniles, and was pleasantly surpised to see he is as sharp as ever, if not sharper than ever. He still has it, and definitely still gets it.

    Dear Mr. President,

    This letter is not written in a spirit of hate or disrespect. Nor is it motivated in any way by racial bias. It is written with respect due the office and the awesome tasks that have been laid on your shoulders.

    I write this letter because I am a taxpaying American citizen who has experienced the American Dream and wants his children and grandchildren to have the same advantages and opportunities that I have had.

    And no, Mr. President, I was not born into a one-percenter family. I come from a blue collar background. I never went to college. I have made a living doing manual labor, and I entered my chosen profession at ground level, worked hard and sacrificed to achieve success.

    On April 13, 1967 I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee with a wife, a two-year-old baby, a twenty-dollar bill and the clutch out of my car.

    I won’t go into the mountains and valleys that I’ve traveled since then, except to say that I have been successful. And somebody did help me build the business I own. Almighty God, not the government.

    I employ thirty people, good citizens and family people, hard-working people, the kind of gun-clinging, God-fearing folks who make America the greatest nation the world has ever known.


    charlie daniels 8Mr. President, it seems to me that you have little faith in American ingenuity, American capability, American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.

    You seem to think that America needs a monolithic, big brother type government to oversee and regulate every aspect of American life, and that citizens are not competent to control their own affairs and make their own decisions without some oppressive bureaucracy to call the shots.

    Mr. President, the answer is not government. Conversely, the problem is government, a government that has doubled the national debt, increased unemployment, lowered take-home pay, increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine.

    You support teachers unions which take political activism more seriously than education.

    You misled the American people about your stand on marriage being between a man and woman, and continue to when it is politically expedient for you to do so.

    You surround yourself with inexperienced ideologues and political yes men and take the advice of individuals who are swimming in waters way too deep for them.

    Your petulance is unbecoming, Mr. President, and your criticism of anyone who disagrees with you is downright unmanly. You come off like a spoiled child who has been denied his way.

    And while you blame your shortcomings on opposing political parties, you had both houses of congress and the White House in the first two years of your term, plus an electoral mandate to do just about anything you wanted to. The least you can do is cowboy up and take the blame for the messes you’ve made.

    Your apparent disregard for the maintenance and morale of our armed services is extremely unwise and dangerous.

    Mr. President, the office you hold is not a place for the faint of heart, and when you draw a redline you’d dang well better be willing to back it up. Because when you don’t, every tyrant and despot in this world takes it for a sign of weakness and will take advantage, Putin and China are but two prominent examples.

    In making any kind of deal with Iran you spit in the face of Israel and plant the seeds of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

    The last report showed that the U.S. economy actually shrunk by .07 percent, while the national debt and other obligations are continuing to grow by the day.

    No matter how many apologists come forth, and no matter how much doubletalk you and the puppets who speak for you come up with, the greatest nation the world has ever known is losing a war with a small army of criminals and thugs that grows bigger every day, simply because you don’t have the guts to face the problem.

    You’re running out of diversions Mr. President. Slight-of-hand political policies eventually stop working, and lies finally float to the top of water.

    Time is running out for you Mr. President, and the horrible thing about it is that time is running out for America too.

    What do you think?

    Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

    God Bless America

    Charlie Daniels

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