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Also from this weekend’s village fete, this little slice of Americana. I’ve never understood why the front forks don’t just snap. I guess all the weight is at the back.

I’ve been stuck in a Zoom meeting all evening. Yes, we still do those. Everybody’s decided they’d rather debate in their skivvies of an evening than drag themselves to the office for a morning meeting. And who can blame them?

So, anything happen in the United Banana Republic of America today?

p.s. I feel honor bound to state for the record that Uncle B did *not* inherit the cross-dressing gene.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: August 9, 2022, 8:12 pm

USA This Day: Regime denied all possibility that it might be an actual Gestapo Regime… just like the liars that they are.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 9, 2022, 9:12 pm

Fifty-three years ago, I scored Sharpshooter (I missed getting Expert by one %$@#ing round) with the M14 rifle. I was, however, awarded an Expert badge for artfully hurling the hand grenade (I am not making this up). It is painful to me to be too old and with too many frailties to make use of my military training these days because there is no longer any doubt who my/our enemies are. I imagine I could find some way to support the shootin’ troops in the logistics effort if nothing else.

What I fear now is that yesterday’s raid on Mar-a-Lago represents the laying of a trap. If a lot of people as outraged as I am but more physically capable of, um, more kinetic activities get rowdy, the response from the usurping regime will be to (Pick one or more)

— declare a state of emergency
— declare a condition of insurrection
— declare martial law
— kill Web traffic except for .gov sites
— kill any and all encrypted forms of communication

and then call off the November mid-term elections. That would pretty much firmly nail closed the American Experiment’s coffin once and for all.

p.s. Re: p.s. Even if Uncle B *had* inherited the cross-dressing gene, you would be honor bound to lie about it! (-:

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: August 10, 2022, 12:42 am

Uncle Al:

If our hostess will allow it, I will link to another blog below. Noting that this is a long-running and very respectable blog, events last night caused a post by them with a forbidden word in the title when you click through. That is a first for them. They, and those I know, are not happy campers.


I am in the comments in a couple of places. Towards the end is my speculation as to how hostilities would go. Especially if the regime does as you suggest they might. Since their goal is the destruction of country and Constitution, I fear you are right.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 10, 2022, 2:06 am

Uncle A. We Grognards, no longer fleet of foot and keen of eye, have a saying about why we don’t retreat when pressed.

“We’re too old to run, and too cranky to give a damn anymore.”
Wisdom is a useful contribution. Food, fuel and a warm bed are welcomed by the ones who are now the pointy end of the stick, so you’ll always find a useful and needed place to do your part. And if your brain still works you have a leg up on half the bozos the pink haired zombie corp will field.

On lighter matters:
I will say it never entered my mind that Uncle B spent ANY time sashaying about the garden dressed like J. Edgar Hoover in drag, or any place else for that matter.

Comment from OldFert
Time: August 10, 2022, 4:26 am

Looking at all the crap going on, I’m singing
“Mister we could use a man like Jedgar Hoover again.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 10, 2022, 7:21 am

I’ve seen a lot of voices warning people *not* to take the bait. This is such an outrageously provocative act, I can see the possibility they’re trying to trigger a for-real insurrection.

According to a Trump lawyer on the scene, the FBI came in with backpacks, ordered the lawyers out and ordered the security cameras switched off. If they ‘find’ something, who’s going to believe it?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 10, 2022, 10:38 am

Nah, they have it wrong if they think that would do it.
It’s going to need something way more egregious to stir mom and dad conservatives to that point.

Perhaps a lot of civil disobedience leading the thugs to make a Tienamen Square\Kent State class mistake might do it.

I don’t think we’re hungry enough, poor enough, hopeless enough, to start an actual insurrection, which the conceived, written, and produced by the Deep State Jan 6 show was not.

Comment from Jon
Time: August 10, 2022, 5:23 pm

I concur with Durnedyankee. A lot of web noise will be made but it’s not yet the tipping point for real-life government overreach in my opinion. They are so proud of themselves, they will announce when they are doing that, so that they may receive their adulation from the State-worshippers.

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