19 Years

Murdered as their life was just beginning.

Hurricane Preparation Tips So Your Humble Abode Won’t Blow Away: From Acknowledged Hurricane Experts

…us.

*2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020 “Here We Go Again” Edition*

major dad and I are veterans of major Hurricanes Bertha, Fran, Ivan and Dennis (along with others less significant in damage for us, but worth preparing for). Thanks to Irene and Super Storm Sandy visiting brother Bingley, I thought I would offer up what’s worked for us in terms of preparation, both food-wise, house-wise PLUS some of the things folks don’t know about, that make life bearable if those winds of almost-September come early. I hope you’ll find something that you didn’t know before. (And please feel free to visit our previous posts afterwards for the EXCELLENT COMMENTS.) First up is the heavy lifting.

1: Shopping list suggestions for tonight/assoonasyoufreakincan is up underneath the board pictures.

2: And our “WHAT TO DO TO GET INSIDE READY” is posted at the bottom of it all, so now we have our experience covered completely, soup to nuts: food/supply shopping, to board up, to getting the inside of the house set. Make lists. Don’t trust yourself to remember everything you need and/or want to do. Write it all down. I do, every time. I hope the ‘all in one place’ format is proving helpful and PLEASE don’t hesitate to comment or email questions if you have any at all. thsister-at-gmail-dot-com

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Full disclosure. For Bertha and Fran in NC (Cat 2 and 3, 56 days apart in ’96), we only lived 10 miles inland, were on the eastern side of the storm both times (translation: got beat all to hell), never boarded up and did just fine. The most important thing we did, and have always done, is CLEAR THE AREA OF POTENTIAL FLYING OBJECTS. Anything and everything in our yard AND the neighborhood that could be turned into a missile (including that 100lb garden pot you don’t think can fly…it can), goes into the garage. Bertha came in during the daytime and, along around noon, we got to watch the neighbor’s metal shed explode and fly through our backyard at about 110 mph. That was the only thing we couldn’t control that day that went walkabout, and it would have killed someone if the wind hadn’t been parallel to the house.

BOARDING UP: If you want to board up, this is how we did it (In Pensacola, ’04 for Hurricane Ivan). (Now, there are terrific Plylox Hurricane Clips available, which will save you step #2, if you can find them. Be prepared ~ they’re a bitch to get them on the house, but they’re simple and great*.) They were all sold out when we hit Lowe’s, pre-Ivan.

Be prepared ~ NONE of this is cheap. BUT. The peace of mind is ENORMOUS. Plus, you’re so pooped from the effort, not to mention standing in line for supplies, that you sleep soundly. Measure and KNOW WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU GET THERE. Be ready to make quick adjustments for what’s left on the shelves.

1) Don’t screw with anything less than 1/2 inch plywood, REAL plywood. (That’s assuming there’s any left when you get to Home Depot. We used 3/4″.) Cut to fit flush INSIDE the windowframe. (We used two pieces here. Shaved the edge off a 5′ by 8′ full sheet and then a smaller piece to cover completely to the top of the window, hence, if you squint, you’ll notice a seam in the plywood about 3/4 of the way up.)

2) What’s going to hold those boards in place are 1 x 4’s on either side, snugged up tight against the plywood, cut to the height of the window, drilled into the frame from the side and held in with hex top TapCon screws, because of the masonry. I think we had a max of 5 screws per side.

* Handy Tip: The Squid Terrorist actually drilled through his clips and screwed them to the plywood sheets before attempting to pop them into the windows. Saves a ton of frustration.

And in 2005, right after Rita went overhead on her way to Lousiana, we upgraded to aluminum shutters all around.

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CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS: See what their plans are (Do they HAVE any?! Do they need to GET MOVING…?!), can you all work together, help each other out, etc…. That neighborhood coordination is precious.

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Alright, shopping time.

IMHO and hard won experience, these are stores every single household should have (and you may already have much of it). Use your brain, based on the number and age of folks in your household.
Remember you are going to be HOT, cranky and exerting yourself in the aftermath if, GOD FORBID, the thing smacks you good.
Think of preparing for this as a picnic on crack. Take a good hard look at what you already have on your shelves first, add or subtract according to what you have on hand vs your particular needs/family’s tastes and then…

A Few Days PRIOR (three days out may be TOO LATE to find everything):

3 gallons BOTTLED water per person (for 3 days) minimum (WATERBOB is a GREAT addition)
enough prescription medication to get you through 10 DAYS (90 days is OPTIMUM) if you take any
canned tuna/chicken/SPAM/shelf stable meats
those damned nasty vienna snausages
canned chili
beenie weenies
canned soups like “chunky” that don’t need water added
mayo/mustard/ketchup
bread (Get the one with the FURTHEST OUT SHELF DATE)
canned vegetables, like green beans or baby peas
kraft macaroni and Velveeta cheese in a box with squeezy cheesy (saves     ingredients/clean-up)
dry snackable cereal (like Cheerios, MiniWheats etc – they make a great snack when you’re just looking to mindless munch)
instant oatmeal
squeezy cheese
large jar(s) peanut butter
large jar(s) jelly
various boxes of crackers
instant coffee or tea
coffemate, dry milk or shelf stable milk
sugar, salt, pepper
juice boxes
instant potatoes (like a BIG box of “Potato Buds”)
whatever fresh fruit your family enjoys
butter or (gulp) margarine
dogfood/catfood/kitty litter if you have furry family members besides, well…
snacks and chips
canned/plastic jarred fruits, like cocktail or peaches
pudding cups
dish detergent
antiseptic hand soap
disinfecting wipes
paper towels
paper napkins
plastic utensils (forks, knives,spoons)
paper plates
plastic trash bags
ZIPLOCK baggies, QT and GAL
DUCT tape
boxes of wooden matches, sealed in ziplock bag
MANUAL CAN OPENER
BABY FOOD, BABY FORMULA, CLEAN/DISPOSABLE BOTTLES & NIPPLES. If the formula is powdered, WATER TO MAKE IT
large candles (and NOT stinky ones)
~WITH a GAS LEAK, CANDLES CAN BE BAD. **SITUATIONAL AWARENESS** KNOW what’s going on~
bug spray, both yard and personal
A BATTERY OPERATED RADIO (that voice in the dark from the local TV station will be your BEST FRIEND, trust me.) They make them now w/ additional hand cranks.
LARGE BATTERY OPERATED LIGHTS that will sit independently (hard to go to a dark bathroom holding a flashlight)
small flashlights
LED poplights or lanterns are great
BATTERIES and SPARES that fit EVERY SINGLE THING YOU NEED BATTERIES FOR!!!
FILL YOUR PROPANE CANISTER NOW (if you are on a direct gas hook-up, get a charcoal grill)
3 bags of charcoal (wrapped and taped in heavy duty plastic bags)
cans of lighter fluid for the charcoal
CASH (ATMs take electricity, so do credit card machines at registers)
CAR CHARGER for cell phones (ours were worthless during Ivan but I’ve heard they’ve come a long way, tower-wise…)
One old-fashioned TIRE REPAIR KIT and, additionally, one can of RUN-FLAT per vehicle, IN each vehicle
BIG COOLERS for the ice (and the stuff that’ll come out of that fridge)
FIRST AID KIT which I bolster with additional Ace bandages, BandAids of every size and description, sterile wraps, tapes, Neosporin, hydrocortizone, anti-histimine pills, aspirin etc.
Little Coleman propane tanks, if you have camping stoves or lights (as always, to be USED ONLY OUTSIDE AFTERWARDS…DUH)
Old fashioned board games, playing cards, Mille Bornes, Yahtzee, books (especially with wired little ones)

Hold off on ice until the latest you possibly can, which is why it’s NOT on the “go after work TONIGHT” list.
TOP YOUR GAS TANKS off WHILE/WHENEVER YOU CAN. You all will have to fight a ton more people at the last second, as well as the very REAL possibility of GAS SHORTAGES prior TO/for a while AFTER ANY STORM. Then, don’t go places you don’t need to.

*DIRECT plug-in phone like a Princess type, if you have a PHONE COMPANY landline. Your multiple remote handset phone will not work when the power goes out, and your old fashioned one may very well get a call out on the substation batteries. See below.

(That’s dogfood double-wrapped in the plastic bags and Miller Light for the Squid Terrorist -our infamous next-door neighbor- to keep the generator running…)

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When you’re ready to close the house up,
LOCK YOUR GARAGE DOORS DOWN. If you don’t park in your garage, PULL YOUR CARS SNUG UP TO THE DOORS. They provide the most excellent wind baffle you can imagine and, considering the further up the East Coast you go, the less the doors are reinforced like ours here in the Panhandle, you will NEED every little bit of wind mitigation you can muster. Your car insurance will take care of whatever said named storm does to the vehicle.

This is doubly important because, contrary to the old wives tale about “equalizing pressure’, if those winds get into your garage? Not only do they start tearing the garage to bits, they start LIFTING YOUR ROOF OFF. And then your whole house is a goner. The only house in our neighborhood to have the roof blown to bits during the 140mph+ gusts of Ivan was the ONE home where the owner had the garage door “cracked” opened to “relieve the pressure”. Derp.

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*What to Do Inside*

Get Your Important “Stuff” Together

Your papers, diplomas, etc. All those things that make your life identifiable? Those things you would rush out of a burning building with? If they’re not already in one place together, get them together NOW. And add one more thing ~ a copy of a utility bill, like electric or phone. If, God forbid, you have to evacuate and they work it like they do down here, that address on your driver’s license WILL NOT BE SUFFICIENT PROOF OF YOUR RESIDENCY. You HAVE to have a utility bill with THAT address and YOUR name in your possession to return to your home. Period. (Great evacuation tips here in the comments.)

Have a “plan”. WHO are you going to call when it’s over, WHO knows where all your stuff is if, God forbid, something happens. If you get separated, have a meet-up location agreed to in advance. In our family, it’s Bingster and me tag-teaming. He has all our info for both sides of the family (including Kcruella). When the batteries on the landline substations were still working the morning after Ivan, I got a call out to him, and that’s how everyone else knew we were okay. AT&T screwed the pooch cell-phone-wise here, so we have KEPT our landline, in spite of everything, until this year. *sniffle* Yeah, it’s finally gone.$75 mth that only telemarketers called – can’t do it. We’ll see how 4/5G advances in cell technology pay off. I also have blankets for smoke signals.

What to Do With Important “Stuff”

You all will laugh, but I double plastic bag it, duct tape it…and put it in the dishwasher, then latch the thing shut and tape over the entire front control panel. It’s waterproof and even if one of those spin-up tornados takes a chunk of the roof, the documents of my life are going nowhere, because they’re bolted under the counter and DRY. Other middlin’ precious things I double bag up as well and stash in a rack-free self-cleaning oven and the dryer (duct-taping the door of that shut).

Potable Water

Make sure every single water toting vessel is clean and filled with filtered (if you can) water, from the sun-tea jar to the ancient Igloo softball cooler, to tea kettle, and all the pitchers in between. This augments the bottled water on your list, and is the FIRST water you use. (Make sure it’s COVERED to keep out bugs/dust.) As well, EVERY POT is filled to the brim with tap water for use as either coffee/tea/mac ‘n cheese makings or wash/rinse water, as well as pet drinking water. All that’s staged on the kitchen counters.

Get ALL Your Laundry Done

You can run out of underwear FAST and blow through some serious t-shirts clearing flotsom. Plus, the second the last load is out of the washer, fill it up on it’s largest setting with cold water and STOP it. Voilà. Another source of water for rinse/washing. (The washing machine also makes an EXCELLENT ice cooler if you are space challenged, trust me. Fill it with THAT instead. Cover ice with plastic bags and towels for additional insulation.)

Bathrooms

Scrub EVERY tub SPARKLING With a bleach based cleaner. We use a piece of saran wrap over the stopper, then plug it to make absolutely sure there’s NO leakage, then FILL THAT SUCKER UP. This becomes both relatively clean water to dip out for a sink sponge bath AND the ALL IMPORTANT FLUSH THE TOILET water. (And is ONLY used for…well, not tinkling.) Speaking of which, it doesn’t hurt to have a “Tidy Bowl” beforehand, if there’s a chance the power might be out for DAYS, if you get my drift…
Now, you may get lucky and have a trickle of water like we did after Fran, but the water company may beg you not to use it, because they’re trying to find leaks, or it’s not potable or whatever. (Another reason to HAVE A REAL RADIO: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE)

GIVE YOUR PETS AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO “DO THEIR BUSINESS”. Once the front door shuts on the howling outside, it’s shut for GOOD. If it comes in during the day, we make meals a tad lighter and earlier than usual. The Scotties and Labradors always seemed to know something big was on the way, and their systems have responded accordingly, but, let’s face it: when you gotta go, you gotta go. So don’t force the poor things into that position in the first place. Plenty of available water, but schmaybe that big dinner/breakfast isn’t necessary, okay? Feed them when it’s blown over.

LOCAL RADIO STATIONS (as well as simulcasts from local TV channels or your local university Public Radio) WILL BE YOUR BEST SOURCE OF WEATHER INFO for your area, not to mention what’s happening as the storm whirls overhead. John Ed Thompson out of Fox10, Mobile, AL is a GOD in our household for what he did during Ivan. At 3 in the morning, when ~ to quote the Squid Terrorist on the walkie talkie from next door ~ it “Sounds like the Devil’s trying to beat my front door down! I’m fixin’ to nail 2×4’s over it and, if that doesn’t work, I’m breaking apart the china cabinet to use IT!” It will be friendly voices in the dark, going through the SAME THING YOU ARE, WHERE you are and you’ll know about hazards/news pertinent to YOUR area (bridges out, electric crews on the way, boil water advisories) that simply WILL NOT be available on that NOAA stream. Plus, we have learned something new and incredibly helpful from callers to the station every single storm that could conceivably save lives or property.

As for just a weather radio I’m torn on that one. They do come in handy for a constant stream of information, BUT they also tend to be for a LARGE general area, and wear on the nerves after a while, since it’s a constant stream of computer voiced info, occasionally punctuated by earsplitting alarms that MAY/MAY NOT have anything to do with YOU. If you can have only one radio going, get one that has BOTH (we do!). It’s a Midland that has the NOAA feeds/alerts on bands, as well as AM/FM, plus a hand crank, in addition to regular battery AND plug-in. DOES IT ALL!

I canNOT stress enough: Your BEST information for YOUR local area will be your LOCAL radio stations, public or otherwise. KNOW AHEAD OF TIME: Spin that dial, find the ones that have affiliations with your local TV stations’ Weather/News programs and head directly for them when the shit hits the fan.

Creature Comforts

While you’re busy as a bee, I always, ALWAYS recommend setting the thermostat on your A/C (while you have it) as LOW AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY STAND IT.

As in MEATLOCKER. Wearing SWEATS IN AUGUST cold. “But, ths, why?” you ask.

Because the second that power goes out and ALL those anxious people are still in your house in August breathing?

That temp is going to climb and F.A.S.T. And it will suck so bad.

And you will still have HOURS of storm to go, and schmaybe days without power. You’ll thank me.

The Refrigerator

We were sort of old school with this. As I told Bingley in the comments, this is what we’ve always done, and ONLY works with a mostly FULL FREEZER. Once we’ve gotten ice ~ usually three to four of the big coolers’ worth, then three stacked on each other, on a beach towel, covered with garbage bags, then blankets for insulation ~ we already have inventoried the fridge itself. When the power starts going dodgey, we’ll transfer all the perishables out of the fridge to the lone ice chest (milk, BACON, eggs, half & half, etc.) and shut the door FOR GOOD. That’s IT. No peeking, no forgetting, no going in for something ~ you want the fridge to cool completely back down. When the power finally gives up the ghost, we throw unopened, big plastic garbage bags over the whole fridge, then cover that with packing blankets or whatever you have. Wrap some duct tape around it and keep your paws off. Believe or not, that will keep all but the flimsiest frozen goods rock solid for at about three days. If you don’t have power by then, you can start defrosting stuff and eating it. *NEVER eat anything that’s partially thawed. Throw it out. (*CHECK FOR THIS THE SECOND THE POWER COMES BACK ON as well, or it’ll refreeze and you could easily get sick from it later, and be clueless why. Don’t take the chance.)

With your ice chests, just break them out as you need them, always keeping the extras covered. We had ice for a week and a half after Ivan doing it this way, and thank goodness. (The stack worked out great against the door when the winds were threatening to blow it in. Dual purpose! And good times…)

There is NOTHING like the comfort of knowing you did everything you could possibly do to prepare. It’s out of your hands from that point forward.

Have a cocktail.

It’s amazing how many knuckleheads who evacuated and watched the whole damn thing on TV came home empty handed, small children in tow no less! We were living like refugees and had to give THEM supplies.

DO NOT RUN OUTSIDE THE SECOND THE WIND SORT OF DIES DOWN

Trees will still be falling. On your gourd.

DO NOT GO LOLLYGAGGING AROUND AFTERWARD TO “SEE”

No electricity TO RUN GAS STATION PUMPS – do NOT WASTE on sightseeing what may turn out to be your last tank of petrol for WEEKS! No electricity TO RUN STOP LIGHTS. LIVE ELECTRICAL WIRES LAYING EVERYWHERE Flat tires upon multiple flat tires.

IT’S ANARCHY. STAY HOME.

Whip you up some coffee, scrambled eggs and lovely applewood smoked bacon sammiches on the Weber gas grill, like we’ve done the morning after EVERY hurricane.

It’s a good thing.

©2020 Coalition of the Swilling

Happy Birthday, CRUSADER!

Handsome devil graces Texas shoreline with his presence

Hope your day is FABULOUS, defiantly unmasked, and full of cheer!

WE love YOU!!

When You Can’t Sign Up for the SAT

…without a freaking social justice lecture.

What in the SAM HELL are we coming to?

Y’all try it. Pretend you just want to mosey over and sign Junior up to take his SAT. Go on.

Do it. https://www.collegeboard.org/

Bet you get THIS…

…before you get another damn thing REMOTELY related to academic testing.

Da. FUQ is going on?

Are you over it yet?

I sure am.

Must See TV

Trump’s “blistering” Mt Rushmore speech…

…and the transcript:

http://americandigest.org/at-rushmore-no-other-place/

When in the Course of Human Events

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

God bless, GOD BLESS America.

I Do Not Think This Chart

…shows what they THINK it shows…

I Am a Philosopher

…of very little note.

A Florida Man

…we can all get behind.

DAMN, I miss Kathy Kinsley right now.

Memorial Day 2020

There might not be tiny little American flags at Barrancas National Cemetery, but that’s just window dressing anyway.

We remember. Our John Perry. Capt Nathan Nylander.

All of them.

And thank them all from the bottom of our grateful hearts.

Kathy Kinsley

I was so very shocked and saddened to get a text message from THS that Kathy Kinsley had died.

She was a long time commenter here, and she’d always keep checking in during those times when we had some gaps in posting, and always with grace and class.

She will be missed, and we are very, very sad.

RIP

It’s A Crazy World

Yeah, I’m still here. Been working from home for a month now, and frankly it’s a lot harder than being in the office, the work day never ends.

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well. Whether you are religious or not, the analogy of Easter holds, especially now. We find ourselves in a tomb, don’t we? Whether it be by demand of the government or by problems in life that keep us entombed between our ears, and these days a lot of us are dealing with both, now is the time to roll back that rock at the door and emerge to live anew. You can do it.

God Bless, Dear Friends.

A Lifetime Ago

A lifetime for those there in the horror, and, for so precious many, the final days of their young lives.

Uncommon valor was a common virtue.

Adm Chester Nimitz

The Ad Writes Itself

From the Senate Republican Conference

Impeachment’s Over, But

…tomorrow is another Democratic day.

If you haven’t seen this snappy little video, it’s hilarious. Makes your toes tap, it does. SOUND UP!

Rip Tide

 I was trying to find one page with truth on it.

I couldn’t.

The Rulez Are Different for Democrats

They can’t tell me it’s not true.

Democrats Have Had a Hard Day

Not ONLY do they not have ANY results from their Iowa caucus cluster (nor WILL they until maybe tomorrow morning), but word has broken about the 2020 Host Committee.

“Who’s that?” you ask.

They’re the way-up-the-food-chain Democrats in charge of raising the $70+ million it’s going to cost to stage the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, and get ALL those volunteers together to get the thing running. THAT’S who. Money. People. Power.

And they just can’t seem to get along. At ALL…

The two top officials overseeing Milwaukee’s host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention were sidelined Monday amid allegations of a toxic work culture. 

In a letter to staff obtained by the Journal Sentinel, the board said it had retained an attorney to investigate “concerns about the work environment” for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee.   

During the investigation, Liz Gilbert, president of the host committee, will not be in the office and “will not have direct contact with staff,” the letter says. Adam Alonso, the chief of staff for the group, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the probe. 

Both will be paid as the investigation moves forward. The letter gives no timeline when Carmen N. Decot, a partner with Foley & Lardner, will finish her probe. 

The abrupt move comes less than six months before the start of the Democratic National Convention. The host committee — the civic, nonpartisan arm of the convention — is responsible for raising $70 million to stage the July event at Fiserv Forum and recruit some 15,000 volunteers. 

Six months to show time, huh? And the bosses aren’t allowed contact with the staff?

Ever notice how it’s always the ones who lecture and point fingers about mistreatment and “respect” who wind up getting nailed for mistreatment and complete lack of respect? It always is.

It’s also always those same types who are feathering their nests at the expense of whatever public service they are supposed to be providing.

…In interviews with the Journal Sentinel over the weekend, two experienced political hands who have worked with the host committee described it as having a toxic culture rife with power struggles, backbiting and mismanagement.  

They accused the top two officials, Gilbert and Alonso, of giving contracts to their friends in New Jersey, calling meetings and then failing to attend them and being more focused on accumulating power than promoting Milwaukee.

A New Jersey firm with strong ties to the New Jersey Democratic Party, for instance, developed the website for the host committee and manages its email platform. Both Gilbert and Alonso are top-ranking Democratic operatives in that state. 

These assertions come at the same time that Alonso is being accused in his home state of New Jersey of shaking down campaign contributors for his personal consulting business.  

Somebody from New Jersey accused of a shakedown?

Knock me over with a feather.

I’ll Just Leave This Here

Iowa Democratic Party Doing “Quality Control”

…translates to:

HOLY SHIT, that asshole WON?! Hold the phone, we’re COOKIN’ THE BOOKS!”

You KNOW it does.

UPDATE:

UPDATE REDUX:

AY YI YI. No results until Wednesday morning at the earliest, AND Bernie’s camp just released THIS:

According to their internal figures for 40% of polling stations, Joe Biden was getting his clocked cleaned. Now, this is hardly a snapshot of the rest of the state, but it does cause one to rub one’s chin and “Hmmm….” As for Bernie, dropping this bomb after all the other candidates’ premature victory speeches, and on top of the total disaster that is the Iowa Caucuses is a declaration.

Out With a BANG

Nary a whimper.

Those were only coming from the EU haute monde who’d just had their assets handed to them.

I’m Dead

Oh, MAN, this is bust a GUT.

“We Screw the GOOD Guys” Democratic Campaign Slogan

Something happened with an engaged voter and Elizabeth Fauxcahontus Warren today that really got me thinking. Watch this exchange. You may well recognize yourself yelling at the TV in this fellow’s earnest arguments:

As I said in the tweet, she has NO ANSWER for the man. She is completely flustered – speechless at what is a logical and heartfelt series of questions, with examples within his experience to bolster his argument. There is absolutely nothing about his demeanor that’s frightening nor threatening (he maintains a respectful distance as well), but he is most assertive making his final point:

We did the right thing, and we get screwed.

Warren flutters her hands, and he stalks off in disgust. (Probably how you march out to the kitchen or change the channel.) And, yeah. That’s how the plan works.

And it got me thinking, “Wait a dang minute. That’s how ALL of the Democratic plans work, every last candidate, every last plan, about every last thing they opine on. The folks doing the right thing get screwed.

It’s should be the new Democratic Party’s national campaign slogan.

Remember your healthcare? That stuff you used to pay a pricey bit for, that Democrats “fixed” in the dead of night with a stealth maneuver? What are you PAYING now, “paying” being the operative word, because All THESE Democrats want to screw the lot of you PAYING/doing the right thing customers…

“All these,” of course, means every last swinging you-know-what one of them. That’s in addition to the terrific Medicare for All proposals that will sink everyone.

I’m sure we are in complete agreement that the butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-their-mouths protestations of “We don’t want your guns!” is horse poopy of the highest order. From Beto, to Eric Fartswell, to Colorado Democrats, to Gov Coonman and his merry bunch of Virginia bandits – they are ALL COMING FOR YOUR GUNS.

Your legal guns, from you, America’s hundreds of MILLIONS of law abiding, gun owning, non-mass murdering citizens. Democrats are happily screwing the “doing the right thing” crowd.

And they are making no bones about it.

Everything is “hate speech,” “misogynist,” or “racist” if you disagree. Easy to shut down legitimate dissension when you resort to shrieking, insult, and innuendo. Go after someone’s job or kids if you have to get them to shut-up. SCREW THAT GUY!! Even if it’s the wrong guy.

What kind of disgusting patriarchal ass complains when a crazy homeless person takes a dump in the aisle of his family store, or pees on the sidewalk in front of the five year old waiting for the bus? YOU DIDN’T PAY FOR THAT SIDEWALK!! DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED?!?!

What’s a little Black Plague between friends?

SCREW YOU, taxpayer.

Remember when you voted and, if the guy you liked got enough votes, and took enough states for the Electoral College to tip his way, the idea was that that person WON? Remember? Good times, good times.

Not that Democrats aren’t padding the system as best they can.

As of March 30, 2018, in California, about 1,001,000 immigrants have obtained driver’s licenses. I’m sure NONE of them vote, right? None of the new New York state illegal driving public will vote, either. winkwinknodnodsaynomoresaynomore Vote by mail is big in red states. Wonder why. I’ll bet every single one of those is legit as legit can be.

But it’s not enough for Democrats, coming in sideways to take the ballot box. Oh, hell, no.

Adam Schiff declared yesterday that he is coming for your election.

Yurp. Everything you’ve done right, from be 18 years old, and hold a valid ID as a law abiding citizen of this country, that goggle eyed bastard says counts for naught. Because ORANGE MAN BAD.

That such a sentiment could even be spoken by a member of either party of Congress, less mind in what is supposed to be the highest, most serious undertaking of those formerly august bodies is the symbol of how deranged they all are, how little the Constitution means to any of them, and how little the rights of their fellow Americans count when standing in the way of their power grab.

The Democrats are ALL running on screwing you out of your money, your right to speak your mind, your guns, and your freedom. There is not a single facet of American, truly AMERICAN life, that isn’t under siege right now, and they are boldly going forth with their claws out to snatch away what they can. They only thing standing between freedom as we know it and the domination of a tyrannical, unstable ideology is our raised voices, those guns, and those precious votes.

Screw them.

When a Second Amendment Rally Attended by Tens of Thousands Goes HORRIBLY…

right.

A story in pictures…

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In Presidential Contention News: Fauxcahontus

…has seemingly self eliminated, no?

Survey says: YES.

Lemme count the ways…

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