Posted in "Humor", Big Brother, Big Sis, Collectivists, Economics, Education, Liberty

Uncle Sam’s essential-business as usual

Just-Keep-Drinking.

Whatever you do

  1. don’t think,
  2. don’t think about thinking, and really, really
  3. don’t encourage others to think about thinking,
  4. I mean it, really.

That might-could lead you to remember: the virus has a 14-day-incubation period. So most of us knew we were fine at least for the last month…

Posted in Big Brother, Diversity, Education, Essays, Immigration, Political Correctness, progressives, Racial-Correctness, Racism

The reality show wherein good-think Whites battle bad-think Whites

Yale is a bellwether of sorts. Four years ago faculty and students made international headlines complaining about how White, Male – and of course Dead – all the poets in “Major English Poets” were, not to mention in the English Department as a whole. Time to “de-colonize.” Now they’re doing the same, more or less, with their ubiquitous Art History “survey” course.

So today, what to my wondering eyes should appear? An L.A. Times article proving that even having the normally magical girly-genitalia (plus endorsements from even more magical Brown ladies named Oprah and Salma) wasn’t enough to immunize the White gal who wrote “American Dirt.”

It wasn’t that many years ago when White authors were chastised for their stories’ lack of…

Female

Black

Brown

Asian

and Gay characters and cultural dilemmas -slash-settings.

Soon thereafter we were further whipped for our lack of…

L

B

T

Q

and XYZ folk within our pages for the same reasons. How dare we?

But what happened when Whites (including that “American Dirt” author) did bend the literary knee to all those gas-lighters? They did what gas-lighters always do.

They came up a new pejorative (cultural/racial “Appropriator”) to slap on you as they further damn you for doing what they said they wanted you to do. See, the problem is you did it while still wearing the wrong skin-color or sitting on the wrong genitalia!

See the source image

Today, all that Progressive “gas” has so filled the room White writers are finally between the old rock-and-a-hard-place. If they haven’t broken free already, giving up on “fame and fortune” in the big city to return to earth and do-the-publishing themselves, they need to GROK quick that their future is going to be like that whirling cartoon dervish. They will be compelled by contracts, advances, and fear of public shaming to continue to ricochet here and there, spinning to the ever-changing tune called by progressively more Progressive book-publishers and the same flavored Big Media that promotes the fictional-fare “well-paid” writers (including themselves at that point) hack up.

Ask yourself, What Would Will Do? How about first opening the window to let the gas out? Then try ignoring the gasbags and get back to your…

out-of-touch,

culturally insensitive,

“colonial” White writing.

Besides, before you know it no college will even teach Will Shakespeare’s scribblings because of his insufficient-use-of plus stereotyping-of “minorities.”

The good news for us still-living White writers is we will soon be in very good “spiritual company” when forced into the segregated creative-ghettos seemingly right around the corner. That said, let’s end on a positive note, shall we?

Sure I’m puncturing your already deflated dreams of snagging an NYC literary-agent and hitting publishing’s Big Time. And sure there’s also all sorts of de-platforming of traditional/heritage-Americans – including self-pubbed books being banned from Amazon – as the frosting on top. But the hard to see silver lining is you can STILL SELF-PUB. Pick up an antique MIMEOGRAPH machine for cheap and learn how to use it.

I jest now, but who knows how far Progressives will go this time to reach their Utopia…

http://www.ebay.com/b/Antique-Mimeographs/163093/bn_99106321

 

 

 

 

Posted in Education, Faith, Nature

Things that make me go, Hm-m-m…

Totally missed the reporting on some amazing fossil discoveries recently, so was looking into them. The one I was most interested in is still-secret. Why? I’m betting it’s simple: thieves. This mystery site in Wyoming with perhaps 100 full dinosaur skeletons was only just discovered (2019) and is likely unsecured. It will be a while before info comes out on it of course, but a search on the same fossil-bearing unit (Hell Creek formation) led me to what’s called The Tanis site up in North Dakota. It has been well studied and so I quickly found this free paper (A seismically induced onshore surge deposit at the K-Pg boundary, North Dakota) online and read through it casually. Who wouldn’t be interested in fossils apparently wiped out in “ND” minutes-to-hours after the giant Chicxulub asteroid hit “Mexico?”

From linked scientific article, A seismically induced onshore surge deposit…

 

Articles in the mainstream press on Tanis yielded a few field-photos and I was quite intrigued by some of them. The particular “Event Deposit” under study (#1, hot pink, in “Fig. 1” above) is supposed to have been deposited 66 MILLION years ago. In the field photos the pale grey layer looks like barely compressed dirt to me. I wondered how in the world it could have “lasted”/resisted erosion for 1 million years, much less 66 million? Below is a terrific picture of the main researcher and one of his assistants from USA Today’s coverage:

 

When you’re a “former geologist” and you start thinking about big erosion-events there is one that immediately floods into your mind. 😉 Curiosity now had me wondering how long Actual Geologists had estimated the mile-deep Grand Canyon took to form…and the History Channel sez…a paltry 5-to-6 million years.

So, tell me again how that crumbly grey material literally stood the Test of Time – on a slope – for not 5-6 million years, or 10, or 20, but for

66 million years.

 

How I heard about that Wyoming find

One of my absolute favorite Christian ministries is Living Waters, out in California. I like to support them by buying their downloads, rather than waiting for their longer videos for free on YouTube. Here is a link to the one in question. (It’s free starting November 1st.)

Posted in Anti-gun Derangement Syndrome, Big Brother, Big Sis, Collectivists, Education, Graphic Design, Guns, Liberty, Politics, progressives, Right-to-Life

King Francis and Gun-Confiscation 2.0

Once upon a time…

…there was another King (George) who had a very similar belief about unsophisticated country bumpkins. Those rabble-rousers (in Sail-By country?) ultimately “evolved” from subject-colonists to independent “Americans” (by means of a bloody conflict with that king’s Special Boys).

It was called The (First?) Revolutionary War for one simple reason: some things are worth fighting to the death for.

Wannabe King Beto-Bob-Francis-O and his friends in powdered wigs apparently need to brush up on American History.

Posted in Education, Food/Cooking

Not everything #Hippie is bad…

My latest bread machine started giving me problems in early March of this year. This lead to pulling an old, hardly used cookbook off the shelf.

For the pictured loaf, I cut the “Basic Yeasted Bread” down to a 1/4-recipe. This yields a single 1-pound loaf which can be devoured easily by two adults before going stale.

Behold!

The Tassajara Bread Book, Edward Espe Brown, 1970, Shambala Books, Boulder.

Now, in warm summer months, it rises super efficiently, whereas at the start of my old-school bread making adventure I actually set it on a heating pad!

Wish you could smell it!


Here’s a second hippie cookbook I’ve just started using again:

“Laurel’s Kitchen,” Laurel Robertson, C. Flinders, B. Godfrey, Bantam Books, 1978.

Found I had a 5-pound vacumbag of whole wheat, so wanted to try some bread made with sprouts.

In the past I haven’t had good luck with sprouts, other than lentils. (I think because once they sprout they are basically ready-to-eat.)

“We shall see.”

Posted in anti-White, Big Brother, college, Diversity, Education, Political Correctness, Politics, progressives, Racial-Correctness

More proof “college” is a waste…of everything

You’ll waste your money for sure, but even now it’s a waste of your “dreams.”

You worked hard for four years in high-school only to get to senior year and have your dream of becoming Valedictorian snuffed out ‘cuz your (lazier, less talented, just-plain-stupider) classmates’ “feeWings” will be hurt.

You crushed it – you think – on the SAT, even that #%*! essay, but…your school is in a relatively safe part of town (perhaps at home!) and while only one of your parents “works” you’re not considered oppressed nor are you on any Dot-gov assistance, so you won’t “qualify” to get FREE POINTS! for simply showing-up at the test center that day.

Okay. So your SAT score was super without the patronizing point-pat on the head from the guilty administrators at The Monopoly-on-College Board, Inc, (wanna bet they are huWhite? Umm, maybe not.) but…now you find out certain sorts of students are more equal than others in the United States of ‘Murica. If you want to go to a fancy-shmancy school like those Monopoly folks certainly did, it’s going to be as much about the “optics” as it is about the brains.

How do you fit into the cast-of-characters those image-conscious schools want to put on display? If they don’t need any more of your “type,” sorry; Buh-Bye; oh, and Harvard thanks you for the $75 Application Fee!

Posted in "Humor", Big Sis, Education, Fairytales, feminism, Guns, Liberty, Political Correctness, Politics, progressives, Writing

A politically-progressive fairytale for free…of course!

The Smashword’s blurb for “Questionable Character”:

Of course college senior Hester Primm was aware that she had a “Permanent Record.” She had been told, as had countless other school kids all their lives, to keep it clean…or suffer some vague future Consequences. Well, who’d’ve thunk that that very same P-R-scam would be pulled on her as a graduating senior in the home stretch? Not Hester, that’s for sure and all for trying to NOT do what she thought was the wrong thing. Go figure…

Trying to work-within-the-system, might-makes-right, and good-guys rush in all collide in this sober-yet-satirical look at campus politics in the 21st century.

On a side note, campus life will probably only get worse.

This one’s not humorous for sure, but still, I hope it’s as enjoyable. Let me know!

Also, none of the characters in QC are recognizable from – or clearly connected to – any of the characters in my other recent stories. Perhaps that will change in the future. 🙂

Posted in Education, mea culpa, Professionalism

Making mistakes and learning from them

I quit adding new designs to my Teespring shop because “I Heart Puppies” is the only sort of thing I’m 100% confident they won’t suspend. I put designs up here to escape Big Brother…and yes, at the same sorts of prices shirts sell for there. (I totally agree: $25.00+ is a LOT for “just” a t-shirt and so getting this right is a big deal all around.)

Well, in my zeal to save-a-buck/make-a-buck, I literally made what I consider the biggest mistake possible and I did it in my very first official week of business!

I broke the first of The Two Fundamental Laws: “Do all you have agreed to do,” because added to that guarantor of personal integrity, in the mind of a business person, ought to always be the phrase, “At the price agreed upon, come Hell or high-water.”

For a moment last night I completely forgot that this independent t-shirt endeavor was supposed to be primarily about the joy in “Free Expression.” (Beyond that, if I cleared enough to buy a few bags of Black Rifle Coffee® now and again, all the better!)

I have sincerely apologized to the client I treated in error and hope to be given the opportunity to make the situation right. Regardless of the avenue they choose, from this point forward I’ll absorb the fluctuating costs of the “raw materials” (t-shirts) without mention (yes, as I should have already done…) until it becomes clear it’s time to raise the prices stated on each design’s page.

I thank-you sincerely for any past support and again, I hope you’ll bear with me while I continue to figure this all out!


p.s. If you are homeschooling, I especially encourage you to check out the entire collection of books by Richard Maybury.