Thoughts On A Sunday

Here it is, the weekend before Covid-19 Thanksgiving, and some folks are freaking out. No, not because of Covid-19, but because state governments are freaking out, announcing mask mandates and travel restrictions before one of the biggest holidays in the nation. The question is, how many people will abide by these restrictions and how many will tell their governors to “Sod off, Swampy!” because they are both tired of Covid-19 restrictions and know that many of the precautions are more feel-good measures rather than an effective means of preventing the spread of an increasingly virulent and weakening coronavirus?

Count me as one of the folks telling our governor and the governor of neighboring Massachusetts to “Sod off!”

With an growing number of studies showing masks and lockdowns don’t work, people are increasingly questioning the measures being taken by their local and state governments. They’re tired of the constant fearmongering, the “We’re all gonna DIE if we don’t lock ourselves away and cower in fear!” take on the news, and ‘experts’ pushing narratives we already know are pure BS.

They’ve had enough.

So have I.


I wonder how long it is going to take for schools, colleges, and universities to learn that the First Amendment applies to everyone, particularly at public schools, colleges, and universities? Numerous Federal courts and the US Supreme Court has ruled these institutions of higher learning do not have the power to the restrict speech of students, faculty, and staff. Speech codes and arbitrary restrictions on speech have been struck down on First Amendment grounds again and again and again. Yet these educational institutions keep trying to work their way around the Court rulings so they can silence speech that does not meet the Progressive narrative or that they see as ‘offensive’ to their sensibilities or the sensibilities of some unnamed ‘others’.

They fail. Every. Single. Time.

Their latest fail?

Two Wisconsin school districts found out the hard way that they aren’t immune to the First Amendment.

Officials in two Wisconsin school districts came up with a novel way around the Tinker precedent: redefine what counts as “speech.”

A federal judge swatted down this move in a consolidated case brought by students whose gun-themed clothing was banned on school grounds. Officials claimed the clothing “fail[ed] to convey a particularized message,” so it wasn’t constitutionally protected.

“Not only did Plaintiffs intend to convey a clear message in wearing their shirts, it also seems clear that school authorities understood the message Plaintiffs were intending to convey, at least to the extent their message included an appreciation for the right to own firearms,” U.S. District Judge William Griesbach wrote in a short ruling earlier this month.

I expect the school districts will appeal, but I can see this going all the way to the US Supreme Court if needed, particularly since the students’ messages used the First Amendment to support Second Amendment rights. I also expect the those hating both the First and Second Amendments will continue their efforts to make both of them go away, clearing their way to eliminate the rest of our Constitutional Rights.


It was 57 years ago today that three shots rang out from a seventh-floor window of the Texas Book Depository on Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, wounding Texas Governor John Connally and killing President John F. Kennedy, changing the course of history.

Everyone alive at that time knows where they were when JFK as assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. I was in our living room in our house in Auburn, Maine. The television had nothing but coverage of the assassination on all three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC (remember, this was the pre-cable TV days of rabbit ear antennas) – and I remember my mom being upset, on the verge of tears most of afternoon and evening. While I knew what was going on, I didn’t grasp just how momentous and terrible an event it was at the time.


The Democrats keep saying the voting machines are secure and couldn’t be hacked, so the vote totals are correct.

Here’s something that blows that lying narrative away, showing that it takes only 1 minute to hack in and change the results. (A backup link to the YouTube video should Twitter realize anyone is watching the video and suspends the account.)

Of course I expect the fraudsters and their clients to vehemently deny any such hack could possibly take place. No one would need to hack the machines in private as all it would take is the assistance of one partisan election official to look the other way to make it happen.

While the video is two years old, a work colleague to whom I sent the video (who is an experienced coder with years of experience and a few post-grad degrees) says the machines are as vulnerable now as they were two years ago, primarily because they are using the same operating system they were using two years ago.

(H/T Chris Muir)


I have to agree with the Feral Irishman on this one.

That’s The Shortest Recession I’ve Never Lived Through... (He also delves into Election Year 2016 and the issues seen then.)

You hear der Bidengaffer talking about getting the economy back on track as if Covid-19 had nothing to do with the recession we’ve experienced, one that had a V-shaped recovery, and that was all Trump’s FaultTM.


If our deluded youth want to experience the joys of Socialism then perhaps they should listen to those who grew up and lived under a socialist system. One such person can be found at The People’s Cube and he’ll tell them that the real definition of socialism is “Do as I say or else.”

The real definition of socialism is: Everyone does exactly what I say or else.

The reason socialists can never be pinned down to say exactly what they mean by "socialism" is that it actually means: "You will do exactly what I tell you to do or else."

This is really simple and straightforward. Once you understand what they mean when they say "socialism," everything else about socialists and socialism becomes clear.

There is no deep meaning to the idea, nor any substance to the word "socialism," nor any other outcome other than a person or a small group ruling (in every sense ruling) over the rest of society.

It is Rule. It is dictatorship. It is the end of self-governance, of consent of the governed, and of everything else that we need to live as humans on a human plane of living.

Socialists are criminals on a social scale and they know it. Hence they don't like to say who they are and refuse to be nailed down to exactly what they mean by the word "socialism." Which is, "Do exactly what I tell you to do or else."

The ‘modern’ socialism of Marx has always been a killer, literally (that’s the “or else” part), and a totalitarian system, something Marx never really talked about all that much. Then again, he tried to create a social system that was more reminiscent of the insect societies of ants, bees, and termites, where the Queen ruled all and all of the rest were replaceable, faceless and nameless workers. Replace the term ‘Queen’ with ‘Elite’ or ‘Intelligentsia’ or ‘Nomenklatura’ and replace ‘workers’ with ‘the proletariat’. That’s Marx’s socialism.

Check out the post to see photographic evidence of the wonders of socialism in action.


Sometimes you can’t get around the math or the data. In this case, there was an unusual pattern and ratios in ballot data for votes cast in Philadelphia. What do these patterns and ratios show?

An interesting review of Philadelphia ballot uploading results indicates a pattern of manipulated results according to an independent researcher looking at raw data. The results are discussed within a video upload explaining how the data-sets were organized and manipulated in a series of timed events.

As the saying goes, Read The Whole Thing.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the weather can’t seem to make up its mind, the people are trying to figure out how they’re going to pull off Thanksgiving, and where I am taking some time off from work.