Thursday, January 31, 2013

Diane Sawyer of ABC News at Her Best



Neil Carlinsky reporting from Spokane

Be of good cheer! 
kindness, consideration 
–– and ingenuity ––
are still in play here
in the good old USA
who may not yet
have seen her best day

~ § ~

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Timeless Tip

To conserve our water supply 
observe this rule

If it's YELLOW, let it MELLOW

If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Timeless Tip

Be sure to raise the seat
before using the toilet.

You'd be amazed at how many never seem 
to have learned that.

Did he really say what I think he just said?

Monday, January 28, 2013

 Firearms Refresher Course

1. Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. 

2. Those willing to trade liberty for safety deserve neither. 

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The Constitution of United States © 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment exists in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

I love this country, it's the government I fear.


Comments unrelated to the material presented in each daily post will be summarily deleted, UNLESS I, myself, find them of potential value to others and particular interest to me, personally.

~ FreeThinke

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"This is the day the Lord hath made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Relax! Do something pleasant you've been wanting to do 
for ages, but could never seem to find the time.

There's no time like


"Just think of lovely things,
and your heart will fly on wings"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lance Armstrong

American Hero Brought Down 
by Jealousy and Hypocrisy 

Drug dependent product of vice,
or victim of a vendetta?

FROM THE ARTICLE: The culture spawned by Leftist Iconoclasts in the Enemedia is absolutely BOUND and DETERMINED to discredit, dishonor, demean and if possible destroy ALL our heroes and icons –– especially if they happen WHITE AMERICAN MALES or men of Anglo-Celtic or Teutonic stock.

Please let's not turn Lance Armstrong into the Richard 
Nixon of the Sports World –– i.e. Everybody's Favorite Punching Bag.

Exhibitions of self-righteous contempt don't reflect well on those who utter them.

Ducky made an assessment the other day that for once was bang on.

"If you follow cycling, you know it was full of doping. The major riders were all juiced."

That's right, so in a very real sense every participant was competing on a "level playing field." Lance was just better than all the others –– remarkably so. The French hated him, because he was not French –– and he consistently beat them at their own game. The other cyclists were insanely jealous of him and lusted in their hearts to bring him down at all costs.

"The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones."

How well our friend Will understood human nature! 

It's obvious only drug dependence could
produce a physique like this, right?

I know one thing: There is no amount of "dope" that could possibly turn ME into a world champion in ANY sport –– and not YOU either.

The next thing you know the militant iconoclasts and “revisionists” will go after People Who Eat Red Meat –– or Liver –– or too many carbohydrates.
Most don't appear to see it, but this entire brouhaha is just another symptom of the vicious ICONOCLASM and INTERNECINE WAFARE that characterize the age in which we live.

The culture spawned by the leftist iconoclasts in the enemedia is absolutely BOUND and DETERMINED to discredit, dishonor, demean and if possible destroy ALL our heroes and icons –– especially if they happen WHITE AMERICAN MALES or men of Anglo-Celtic or Teutonic stock.

It's part of a determined, well-organized campaign of longstanding designed to spread doubt and confusion, undermine our belief in ourselves, weaken our morale and render us ripe for dictatorship. –– Oh yes it is!

I don't blame Lance Armstrong one jot or tittle for cynically "cashing in" at this point by “confessing" to Oprah. GEESH! He knew he was "ruined" anyway no matter what he said or did. SO, realizing he couldn't possibly BEAT them and having no taste for martyrdom –– like most smart people –– he JOINED them.

That's how the oppositionists who set out to bring him down operate. "Their" methodology has been devised by evil geniuses, who know how to gain ascendancy by exploiting the worst aspects of human nature.
"They" set traps, and almost invariably "we" fall into them. That "we" have been made to feel "righteous" in so doing is one of biggest horse laughs in history.

"What fools we mortals be!

Portrait of a dope fiend?

~ FreeThinke

Friday, January 25, 2013

Part Five of Five


Broken Down into Five Parts 

Twenty Statements Each

Two more faces of liberalism

[When first presented we recommend treating this as a TRUE and FALSE Quiz, then asked for elaboration on any point or points in particular.  Now we’re revealing answers of our own to which you are invited to respond as fully and furiously as you like.   ~ FT]

82. Liberals automatically regard anyone who opposes them as a radical trouble maker and potential Enemy of the State.

FT: True –– but certainly not all liberals –– mostly their leaders –– but then we must acknowledge that many conservatives feel exactly that way about liberals. could both be right?

83. Liberals consider it a rightful duty to publish the names of law-abiding gun owners, but would quickly label it a  violation of their Civil Rights if the addresses of all welfare recipients, known felons, and recipients of an abortion were published.

FT: True of some but by no mans all. This is a cheap shot –– a witless attempt to exploit the recent folly of New York newspaper to injure the reputation of a large segment of the population.

84. Liberals dream of the day when taxes become so high that you get to keep nothing from your paycheck. Instead of money, the government would issue you stamps or coupons redeemable at government-controlled supply depots for whatever the government decides you ought to have –– depending on availability, of course. 

FT: True for those aiming at full-blown Communism, but few liberals realize –– or want to admit –– their beliefs tend to lead us in just that direction. 

85. Liberals like to blame a certain race for unfair treatment in the distant past of another certain race for whatever violent crime that race currently commits.

FT: True –– maybe –– but the coy manner in which this is stated is frankly nauseating.

86. Liberals hope eventually to make cash illegal, and prohibit the ownership of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, plus gold, silver, platinum or any other precious metal in more than token amounts.

FT: False, but it wouldn't surprise me a bit if it turned out to be true in the long run. They forbade the use of gold as legal tender a long time ago, and stopped making silver coins with silver in the 1960's. Our currency now has no intrinsic value whatsoever. We live on fiat money.

87. Liberals say they can’t abide criminal profiling, but continually indulge in the practice where anyone who declares himself a patriot, who believes in the Constitution, who is active on behalf of the Christian religion and wants to keep and bear arms for his own protection and that of his family and close associates is concerned.

FT: False -- I hope. This may just be a canard. I've heard the assertion repeated frequently, but don't know anyone, personally, who has ever been subjected to any such treatment at the hands of the authorities.

88. Liberals blindly accept anything written by liberal professors, liberal news analysts as fact.

FT: True. Liberals believe in liberalism, or they wouldn't be liberals, would they?

89. Liberals have created Food Police to make sure you can’t be served what they deem bad for your health or too great a quantity.

FT: True. Mayor Bloomberg, New York City's Nanny-in-Residence, comes most easily to mind when searching for an example. There are thousands of others just like him –– and worse –– waiting in the wings.

90. Liberals want to abolish states rights and put everyone under the direct control of an increasingly strong central Government whose policies are bound to become more and more arbitrary and less and less subject to democratic control.

FT: False in the sense that this has never been one of their openly stated aims, but current political trends certainly appear to be moving in that direction.  Besides, state's rights –– as conceived by the Founding Fathers –– were effectively killed off long ago –– by Abraham Lincoln.

91. Liberal activists tend to be fanatical and intensely self-righteous about their pet causes, and thus become quite capable of insane over-reaction when someone disturbs something on the order of a bat cave or the habitat of some rare breed of mouse, but enthusiastically support the right of a mother to kill her unborn baby.

FT: True. Their priorities seem very bizarre, indeed, –– to conservatives.

92. Liberals, who early on were most easily recognized by their rude, disruptive tactics, outlandish appearance, and fiery, accusatory rhetoric have lately become better dressed, and have adopted a more urbane, civilized, blandly reasonable tone to make themselves appear less threatening and more in control. 

FT: True. The era of the Coat and Tie Brooks Brothers-Style Liberal has arrived. The ragged, unkempt, ill clad, unwashed, "Mansonesque" look is "out" at last –– but don't let the change in costume fool you. The mentality beneath the new facade has not changed.

93. Liberals have little or no morality, and behave wildly on animalistic impulses, while favoring bizarre, grotesque, obscene and morbidly self-destructive practices.

FT: False. That may be true of a highly visible, highly vocal element among them, but as a broad general statement it is libellous.

94. Liberals would prefer all voting precincts to be set up within 500 feet of a welfare office.

FT: False. That's horse shit!

95. Liberals lend full support to the movies that celebrate extreme violence, Sadomasochism and other perverted forms of behavior, yet try to take away the rights of decent family-oriented people to their freedom of expression, self-determination, and self defense in real life.

FT: False, but given the vile nature of pop culture since the 1960's I can well understand why many would think it the case. Just look at what has happened to the movies and the television industry, if you want proof.

96. Liberals have no qualms about using the graves of gunshot victims like a soapbox to shout anti-gun rhetoric at a nation still reeling and staggering from the shock of sudden tragic loss by violence. This cynical seizure of every sad, regrettable, unsettling event to use as an opportunity to further the liberal advance toward despotism is contemptible in the extreme.

FT: False and True, but again there is a highly visible, highly vocal element among those on the left that make it all too easy to believe it might be true. The second sentence very sadly has much truth in it. "Never waste a crisis" is a well-known motto of the left.

97. Liberals would undoubtedly love to have a GPS implanted in everyone’s hand or head in order to render escape from Big Brother physically impossible.

FT: True. Liberals have been busy attempting to fulfill Orwell's dystopian vision for more than a century.

98. Liberals fully believe in equal opportunity employment for fellow liberals. Non union members need not apply.

FT: True –– at least for unionists –– and most liberals are highly sympathetic to unionism.

99. Liberals would be comfortable with classifying anyone and everyone who refuses to submit to liberal-style Command and Control as a dangerous lunatic who should be relegated to a State-controlled mental institution.

FT: False –– right now –– but it could easily come to that, if liberals continue to hold sway virtually unopposed, as they have since Ronald Reagan left the oval office. Remember, at heart –– and in effect –– they are either crypto-Marxists or "useful idiots" in valiant service thereto.

100. Liberals have no idea the value of money and will spend themselves, their country, and the world into bankruptcy, and the poverty and despair that inevitably must follow.

FT: True –– or so it would appear to non-liberals.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Part Four of Five


Broken Down into Five Parts 

Twenty Statements Each

Another face of liberalism

[When first presented we recommend treating this as a TRUE and FALSE Quiz, then asked for elaboration on any point or points in particular.  Now we’re revealing answers of our own to which you are invited to respond as fully and furiously as you like.   ~ FT]

61. Liberals believe guns, themselves, are evil, and that the criminals who use them to maim and murder are in fact victims of the NRA.

FT: False –– a bit of twisted logic that aids in destroying the credibility of  the conservative movement.

62. Liberals have a deep hatred of anyone that speaks of defending himself by using lethal force against his attackers.

FT: False. I'd never put it that way. However, liberals do have a deep dislike and distrust of allowing individuals to have access to lethal weapons.

63. When liberals talk, they make a lot of noise, but rarely make much sense. 

FT: False –– but partly true. From their point if view liberals make a great deal of sense; from ours they appear to have a penchant for dictating terms.

64. Liberals not-so-secretly worship Karl Marx.

FT: True –– but few of them realize it –– or are willing to acknowledge it when presented with clear proof of the assertion. They simply refuse to own up to it, and vehemently accuse their attackers of malice, stupidity or dishonesty.

65. Liberals don’t want to leave you alone, instead they heckle, badger, question, demand explanations and mercilessly wear you down with "Jesuitical Logic," until finally you get so exhausted from the constant buffeting, you'll agree to anything just to get the bastards to SHUT UP.

FT: True –– to a limited extent. The most visible, vocal and vicious among them behave this way. Anyone who has ever been subjected to "the treatment" knows exactly what we are talking about. Many of these people remain in perpetual attack mode, and thus live on the ragged edge of hysteria all the time –– or so it seems.

66. Liberals are eager to monitor everything you do at all hours of the day and night. The emergence of a totally controlled society where no one could possibly step out of line for even a second without suffering swift and deadly reprisal is their dream.

FT: True, although the majority of "them" may not realize it –– and would never admit , if they did –– that this would be the inevitable outcome if their dreams were fulfilled.

67. Liberals are masters at engendering feelings of guilt, shame and responsibility in those innocent of any wrongdoing, other than the attainment of a reasonable degree of prosperity.

FT: True. Their tactics never worked on me, personally, because I've always been able to see through them, but they certainly have a had woeful effect on the population as a whole.

68. Liberals override logic, reason, and good common sense with feelings of ersatz compassion for  the "victims of society" most of whom tend to be misfits, malcontents, malingerers, and violent criminals. 

FT: True –– at least in part. I many instances the feelings of compassion may be sincere , but those who believe in Purity of Motive among the instigators most certainly qualify as "useful idiots."            

69. Liberals believe that a criminal has the right to be kept safe anywhere, even when he's inside your home holding a weapon on you and your family.

FT: True and false both. Many liberals believe in "measured" retaliative force, and consider it criminal behavior if a victim dares to "overreact" to invasion, assault, the threat of battery or outright mayhem.

70. Liberals would rarely step in and use physical force to the aid a victim of assault and battery, instead they might call 911.

FT: False and true both. Very few of us have the courage –– or the wherewithal –– to intervene physically on behalf of a victim of violent assault.

71. Liberals will use every legal trick in the book to frustrate and stymie your efforts to profit from your investments and your ingenuity. Their primary motive for this is to let you know that it's they –– not you –– who's in control. 

FT: True –– or at least it certainly seems so to those of us who fervently believe in unfettered Capitalism. There are plenty of super-rich liberals, however, whose very existence seems to belie the accusation. 

72. Liberals tend to be crafty, devious, and manipulative. They have no compunctions against using deception to get what they want, because they firmly believe their ends are so worthy they justify whatever means may be necessary to get implemented.

FT: True, but not strictly so. This is probably one of those cases where both sides might be equally guilty of the same sort of behavior.

73. Liberals have evil intentions behind the honeyed words they use telling us their only intent is to benefit all of society.

FT: True and false both. Most liberals are probably quite sincere, and honestly believe their policies are beneficial. With most of their leaders, however, it's an entirely different story. The intent of the authors and prime movers of liberalism has always been to destroy the status quo.

74. Liberals would abridge the Constitution to exclude any mention of God in public spaces. 

FT: True –– or so it certainly seems.

75. Liberals work to turn perfectly satisfactory standard household items like old-fashioned toilets and incandescent light bulbs into into contraband.

FT: True. They will tell you it's for the sake of the environment or to make your life safer and saner, but in truth most of their initiatives are conjured up as a means of eventually seizing and holding absolute power.

76. Liberals continually flood the system with new increasingly intrusive laws and ever-more tightening restrictions that even a lawyer can’t keep up with. The object is to keep everyone confused, off balance –– and increasingly vulnerable –– to public embarrassment, fines and imprisonment for violations of increasingly thorny, convoluted, incomprehensible statutes.

FT: True –– or so it certainly seems. That may not have been the intent, but it certainly has been the result of far too many of the things they have done.

77. Liberals do everything possible to make people forget what freedom truly means, which is why their minions in the Education and Publishing Industries continually indulge in historical revisionism. 

FT: True –– but again not strictly so. From the conservative point of view, however, that appears to be the case more often than not. The difference between what schools teach today as opposed to sixty years ago is acute and profoundly disturbing to those of us who can still remember the past.

78. Liberals attempt to pass laws to force everyone to adopt mass conformity to whatever version of a "New Deal" may be currently in vogue.

FT: True.

79. Liberals expect you never to question their authority.

FT: False. They don't expect it, but they certainly would prefer it. But then, wouldn't we all if given our druthers? 

80. Liberals would like to turn us into a menacing Police State not unlike that of the Third Reich or the Soviet Union where the police are greatly feared and act as a para-military arm of the Central Government and have the power to deprive you of your liberty at will.

FT: False, yet true as well. Few liberals would like that to happen, I suspect, but then few realize that the Totalitarian State would be the inevitable, ineluctable result if their policies are fully implemented.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Part Three of Five


Broken Down into Five Parts 

Twenty Statements Each

Another  face of liberalism

[When first presented we recommend treating this as a TRUE and FALSE Quiz, then asked for elaboration on any point or points in particular.  Now we’re revealing answers of our own to which you are invited to respond as fully and furiously as you like.   ~ FT]

41. Liberals hide true violent crime statistics of unarmed population centers.

FT: False –– probably. They do seem to have the tendency to "soft pedal" such information, however.

42. Liberals hope one day to outlaw all hunting and fishing.

FT: False –– probably. Only animal rights extremists like PETA are undoubtedly hoping for that.

43. Liberals strongly disapprove of so-called "Preppers" and "Survivalists," because they would prefer to see EVERYONE assemble in miles-long columns waiting interminably to receive whatever crumbs FEMA chooses to hand out after disaster strikes.

FT: True –– or so it seems. Liberals would like to see as many people as possible helpless and totally dependent on the government.

44. Liberals would prefer the majority to behave like insect drones –– mindless, useless members of a Human Hive controlled by a liberal Queen Bee.

FT: True –– possibly. If not, their aims and objectives certainly give that impression to those of us who resist authoritarianism, even in it's supposedly more "benevolent" guises.

45. Liberals would like to classify any recognition and criticism of flawed behavior on the part of members of any particular race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, or identifiable minority as a Hate Crime.

FT: True.

46. Liberals feel more pity for the serial rapist with AIDS than for his victims.

FT: False! What hyperbolic nonsense!

47. Liberals are either absolute control freaks, or absolute wimps with no will, no spirit and no ideas of their own willing at all times to receive their marching orders from Big Brother or Big Nanny.

FT: False. A ridiculous overstatement, but I can understand why some might subscribe to such a view. Liberal generally do advocate mass conformity to THEIR dictates.

48. Liberals tend to regard mavericks –– those independent individuals with characteristics that set them apart from the herd –– as"persons of interest" and potential "Enemies of The State." 

FT: True –– at least partially. Once again liberals want everyone to conform, unless of course you are Act Up or Code Pink, or OWS or PETA, etc. Liberals just don't want to see anyone oppose THEM.

49. Liberals want the country to function on the proceeds from the moral equivalent of  ever-mounting credit card debt.

FT: True!

50. Liberals have managed to turn the process of transforming ourselves from a Creditor to a Debtor Nation into an Art.

FT: True! Remember that lots and lots of Republicans are fiscal liberals.

51. Liberals would rather have us buy cheap junk from the Red Chinese than high quality goods made in the U.S.A. Why? Because liberal policies towards greedy, thuggish Labor Unions have effectively priced American Labor and American-made products virtually out of existence.

FT: True and not so true. I doubt if liberals have thought far enough to realize their policies regarding Labor and their fiscal policies in general have simply made the Chinese Junk Epidemic an inevitability.  However, the result is the same any way you slice it.

52. Liberals nickel and dime you to death.

FT: False! They're killing us with untold TRILLIONS of dollars worth of ever-increasing debt –– with far too much compliance and cooperation from Republicans.

53. Liberals tend to be dour, humorless, captious, deadly serious, highly volatile, and hyper-critical. 

FT: True!

54. Liberals tend to feel thrilled at the prospect of abominations like; higher taxes, gun control, more restrictions, bigger government, and Barack Obama.

FT: True! I don't know about "thrilled," but they certainly do tend to support all of that with a semblance of enthusiasm.

55. Liberals are wonderful at censoring anything they don't like.

FT: False, They're not good at it yet, but they'd like to be, and they're getting better at it all the time.

56. Liberals would tax every breath of air you take, if they could find a way to do it.

FT: True! They'd tax our hair and fingernail clippings too –– and doubtless the contents of our dustbins too by weight and volume ––, if they could find a way to keep track of it all.

57. Liberals tend to be wet blankets; they take the fun out of everything.

FT: True. If not it certainly seems that way. To them every light-hearted quip demonstrates flippant disregard and insensitivity towards a serious matter.

58. Liberals raise their children to have no higher ambition than learning how to work the system to get as much support from welfare programs as they possibly can.

FT: False! They want their children to grow up to design and administer those programs. 

59. Liberals favor two occupations: Trial Lawyers and Taxing Authorities.

FT: False. Many of them are college professors, working stiffs, entertainers  and "artists."

60. Liberals have a very high opinion of themselves,  carry themselves around with an insufferable air of moral superiority.

FT: True –– at least in far too many instances. However, many of them can be perfectly charming –– even adorable –– if you can prevent them from talking politics.