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I toyed with the idea of how the Ricochetti could craft a new “Declaration” modeled on the Declaration of Independence. It wouldn’t be a declaration for “independence”– that would be a credible claim of ” insurrection”. It would be a declaration of renewed fidelity to the US Constitution. Recall that the Declaration states some overarching […]

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Labor Wins Australia

 

The lesson here is that a fake right that doesn’t stand up for its constituents and allows leftist policies during its reign is a right that ultimately demoralizes its base and sews its own defeat. The right in Australia stood by as the harshest Covid policies were implemented. Right-wing politicians who could have done something sat on their hands for fear of being called a “grandma killer” or some such slur.

Australia had the harshest lockdowns and punishments we have seen during Covid barring China. The right allowed the country to drift leftward and stood for nothing there. This seems to be a particular feature of Western right-wing parties, including in this country. The right talks about lower taxes, markets, and more personal liberty, but ultimately delivers left-wing initiatives and then left-wing victories due to their base being demoralized. The left in Australia will eventually sicken the country and the right will be pushed back in to fail again as the leftward drift continues.

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The second post in my now new series of posts to the group trying to explain whats actually happening. I am not Pro-Russia as many people on this site think.  (I think my last post to the main feed should show that).  I am ANTI-LOSING!  And we are losing the war in Ukraine.   Preview Open

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I have been meaning to do this for a while.  This is the first in a series of posts I will be doing about the War, in which I will be posting articles I find of interest about the war and sharing them here.   I will be following my policy of fire and forget.  I […]

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Slate has an article out about Carrick Flynn – I suppose he’s sort of Oregon’s version of Beto O’Rourke – that I found rather heart-warming. Flynn was running to be the Dem nominee for Oregon’s 6th District.  As with 4 of the other 5 districts in this state, it’s just short of a guarantee to […]

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The uncertainty of the future is already implied in the very notion of action. That man acts and that the future is uncertain are by no means two independent matters. They are only two different modes of establishing one thing. We may assume that the outcome of all events and changes is uniquely determined by […]

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Elon Musk: 21st Century Kosciuszko/Lafayette?

 

Elon Musk has made several moves that has put him at odds with Progressives that previously praised him for his leadership in “green” industries: solar power and electric vehicles. He made a tender offer for Twitter with the express intent of ending viewpoint censorship that was crippling conservative voices; he has been critical of Biden; he has defended capitalism, etc. And now he is assembling a legal team to prepare for the coming conflict with Progressives.

This announcement is bookended by Elon Musk’s deal to purchase the Twitter social media platform, a resistant internal company ideological adversary, and a warning from the political left with Business Insider publishing an alleged sexual misconduct story.  Indeed, it does appear that Elon Musk is preparing for a war that will likely include the Fourth Branch of Government as an adversary.

The Ohwyees

 

Oregon is much more than Portland’s political center. Within about half an hour, I can be in Oregon wine country, and in about two hours I can be in the Columbia River Gorge, well on my way to Eastern Oregon, the Big Nowhere. The Ohwyee River is about 280 miles long.

The Ohwyees and the Ohwyee River, think Hawaii, is still an isolated part of Nevada. Oregon, and Idaho.

Biden Domestic Energy Policy: A Math Error?!

 

A stunning headline from the Daily Caller: Biden Admin Quietly Admits Math Error Is Causing Massive Oil, Gas Permitting Delays. Apparently, the computer model used by the government to predict environmental impacts is badly flawed so all drilling licenses were erroneously denied. This is like a Dilbert cartoon or Babylon Bee story come to life. We are in the very best of hands and can totally trust government experts across the board. Right?

At least they admitted this one.

A Horse! A Horse! Her Virtue for a Horse!

 

Am I the only person on planet Earth who finds the alleged proffering, by Elon Musk to his contract employee, of…umm…a horse in return for doubling down on her sexual favors towards him, more than a little ridiculous?

Good.  I hoped not.

On the other hand, perhaps not so ridiculous (I always try to pay attention and learn from my mistakes when I can), but more about that in a moment.

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I’m purt happeh todee. Got my veehickle halfway to legal with a quick trip to get emissions tested.  Expected value is probability x gain; I figured that the likelihood of getting pulled over for an expired tag was low (especially with the route I planned to take), and so risked a ticket rather than have […]

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Not much to add that I haven’t said before, but this is worth watching. If this spike in trans children is all biological, why is it regional? Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them. pic.twitter.com/t3Tx23MOsu — Bill Maher (@billmaher) May 21, 2022 Preview Open

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Last week’s fight over the best of Clint Eastwood was full of controversy over who picked Unforgiven first. LC chimed in with her oft nominated The Good The Bad and The Ugly and shifted the argument. Eastwood’s Empty Chair speech was also right up there with the leaders, as was Gran Torino, but in the end […]

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“Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. And those in world history who have known freedom and then lost it […]

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