Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rabbit Hole Wednesday–August 23, 2017

WANTED: bad actors to form a Rent-a-Mob.

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Wow, indeed. I’m so old I remember when you didn’t get paid to protest. You just showed up to show your support for the cause – like Trump’s supporters still do.

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The paid protestors in Phoenix were hard to spot, as they blended right in - with each other.

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Meanwhile, across the land, Progressives are reconsidering their position on free speech, as it no longer works exclusively for them. Professor Jennifer Delton’s piece takes us down the rabbit hole immediately as the article is titled, un-ironically, When ‘free speech’ becomes a political weapon. As WeirdDave at AOSHQ points out, ironically, THAT'S THE ENTIRE POINT OF FREE SPEECH. Read the whole thing, but not before you’ve had your morning Covfefe.

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What we have is indeed a failure to communicate; a willful Deep State Media (DSM) imposed failure to communicate.

This is MOTUS, signing off from the Rabbit Hole.

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See you next week when more weird shit happens.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What I Learned At the Eclipse

In terms of the universe we are quite insignificant.

solar-systemSolar System rendered to scale by Roberto Ziche.

As upcountrywater pointed out, a 91% eclipse is not the same as 100%. 100% is total darkness. 91% is more like a cloud cover moving in. With 91% you don’t see the Corona, the “diamond ring,” or the dancing plasma flares. Day does not turn into night and the stars do not come out. In fact if you weren’t paying attention you most likely wouldn’t have noticed at all, (isn’t that the truth about many things?) so stealthily did the eclipse approach. And so steadfastly did the sun continue to light our world. On the other hand animals, who survive by their instincts, missed nothing. Birds and squirrels, usually very active mid-morning, were all disappeared and silent. Unlike their more sensate human co-inhabitants they bow to nature. Yet despite the lack of dramatic darkness watching the advancing moon eclipse the sun with infrared blocking glasses was still awesome and a testament to our relative place in this great universe.

The sun is a most powerful entity.

As we weren’t in the path of totality I knew it wouldn’t grow completely dark. Watching the moon march across the sun, leaving just a wee sliver moon sized slice of it unblocked, the shadows deepened appreciably, providing shade where none is ever seen on a normal sunny day. And the temperature dropped - also appreciably - at least 10 degrees. I expected that. The surprise was how totally un-dark it grew. With only 9% of it's energy available the sun was still powerful enough to keep us lit with barely noticeable dimming. You would think that would be adequate evidence to convince members of the church of global warming that it is the sun that dictates temperatures and climate trends not evil carbon dioxide. But no.

Eclipse Musicality is biased:

There are far more moon songs than sun songs. And I agree totally with Son of Rusty Shackleford: Hearts and Bones is a seriously underrated album. I know Paul Simon is a useless lib politically but his lyrical skill is above reproach. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite from this particular album but I am partial to Train in the Distance

But from time to time he makes her laugh
She cooks a meal of two
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it's true

What is the point of this story
What information pertains
The thought that life could be better
Is woven indelibly
Into our hearts and our brains

Birds of a feather flock together:

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Solar eclipses have virtually no effect of politics. Reaction to the President’s speech on Afghanistan pretty much fall along the usual partisan lines. And so it goes, life back to normal.

I highly recommend partaking of the next eclipse to venture our way if, God willing, we’re all still here.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Prepare To Be Amazed

Today we bear witness to precisely how much control man has over God’s universe:

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That’s right, exactly…none. But hey, if any of the brilliant scientists who believe we can slow down, reverse, or halt global warming/cooling want to take a crack at stopping the eclipse, be my guest. Could be a good trial run to see how well toilet paper restrictions, cow fart mediation and forced public transportation will work to stop climate change in its tracks.

IMG_20170819_133707248_HDRShot by MOTUS on I-80, Saturday, August 19, 2017, somewhere in Wyoming along the path of totality.

My initial thoughts: (trigger warning - micro-aggression ahead!) if your foot soldiers in mankind’s war against global warming/cooling need to be told by their government to turn their lights on while driving through a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN they may not have the right stuff to become masters of the universe.

Raj and I decided to avoid the crowds and hassles of pursuing the total eclipse and settle for a backyard party feting the 91% partial eclipse occurring in the gentle climes of Park City. I’m certain it will be almost as awesome. And even if not, we can sleep in, make a pitcher of bloody Mary’s to share with our neighbors, along with some deviled eggs and smoked trout and observe one of God’s most amazing astrological events. Without ever leaving home.

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Prepare to be amazed.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Keep Your Ear Tuned To The Beating Of Your Heart

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I think it wise to remember that pure Evil is behind the Antifa (aka “Resist” - previously known as Occupy and God-only-knows what else) movement, as it is dedicated to making this country ungovernable (per the Cloward-Plivin plan).

The Soros-backed Democrat terror group known as “Antifa” is leading what many are calling “The Resistance.”

The idiotic, self-destructive fight against President Trump and his America First agenda.

Their goal?

To make America “ungovernable” for the president of the United States. Read the rest here.

And while it’s easy to become demoralized by these well organized, idiotic thugs remember that they are not the only birds of a feather out there. I take this opportunity to repost this reflection on murmurations. Stay strong, my little flock:

Murmurations: Originally posted September 25, 2016

I’m feeling a bit whimsical today so this flight of fancy is perfect. Photographer Dylan Winter captures the glorious “murmurations” of several hundred thousand starlings as they rise and fall, arc and plane in self-organizing choreography on their way home for the night.

Can you hear the sound of a half million wings beating in unison? That’s known as a murmuration, my friend.

I have found evidence of other equally impressive self-organizing “murmurations” where birds of a feather  flock together.  I know these have been posted before butt watch the whole thing anyway; it’s almost like going to church.

Can you hear it? The sound of millions of hearts beating in unison? That’s known as a murmuration, my friend.

When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

AlainDelorme_Murmuration03Murmurations #6, Alain Delorme

I don’t know about you, butt I hear America singing (h/t Walt Whitman). It started out as a murmur, butt it’s a full throated song now.

Keep your ear tuned to the beating of your heart.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Keep Your Mitts Off Our Statues

I am on the road. I can report that the cornfields of Iowa stretch for miles

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continue through Nebraska

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all the way to the rolling hills of the western side of the state 

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where they run into Wyoming cattle country.

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Take to the backroads for a few days, see the real America

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that has no intention of going anywhere.

forever west wyoming

And doesn’t want anyone re-writing our history.

statue of libertyKeep your mitts off our statues

Have a great weekend, cowpokes.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

What We Need Here Is More Sand

THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER: Nature

Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month

silver lake sand duneThe cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.

Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press:

Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden.

"They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm so pissed off right now, I'm beyond words." 

I’ll bet the Dresslers aren’t nearly as upset with Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord as they are with the Michigan DNR’s mandate which places the sand’s right to march ahead of the security of their property. I suspect the State is attempting to find a way to make the Dressler family and other property owners pay for a sand-abatement program.

reagan“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

THINGS WE CAN CONTROL: Immigration.

I apologize if this makes me seem callous towards the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Barcelona but how many acts of barbaric savagery must we obsess over before Western civilization decides to do something rational to stop it?

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Under the circumstances continued immigration would be like Silver Lake residents hauling in additional sand to augment their dunes.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Find Me One Honest Journalist

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I wonder if we Donald Trump should qualify as the 20th or 21st century’s honest man. I suppose we could cheat a little and count him as both. I doubt it actually matters because - as Colonel Nathan Jessup explained -  most people can’t handle the truth.

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They hear only their own truth.

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And denounce anyone who doesn’t agree with it as a denier, liar or worse.

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So even when you find your century’s honest man, many will reject the truth.

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I guess we can’t fault them; when you’ve gone so long without hearing any truth, the real thing is hard to recognize, and even harder to accept.

I leave it to you to ponder whether there is, or ever was, an honest journalist in America. For that search you’ll need more than Diogenes’ lantern.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rabbit Hole Wednesday: August 16, 2017 edition

Welcome to Rabbit Hole Wednesday. This week we explore how neo-Nazis came to be known to the Deep State Media (DSM) as ‘alt-right’. Any mediocre student of history would recognize this 1984, rabbit hole-ish misnomer for the fallacy it is. The movement that called itself the national socialist party has been previously debunked as a right wing phenomenon. But since that’s not enough for the DSM let’s hear from Hitler himself:

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions” – Adolf Hitler, May 1, 1927.

Nevertheless, DSM has determined that neo-Nazis should be labeled “far right” simply for being fascist, and everyone knows that fascists are bad so it is pretty easy to slip down this particular rabbit hole. And nobody should be surprised, once they slip down, to discover that the Left’s tea party is still being hosted by the Mad Hatter of Chicago.

big guy madhatte wmr copy blackRaised by Marxists, matriculated in social justice and steeped in a bath of Alinsky.

It may be helpful to note that in the rabbit hole, just like above ground, appeasement never works. Case in point: PDJT’s Saturday statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville. Calling out all the wacko violence on both sides was not satisfactory for the DSM. They demanded that the President specifically condemn the neo-Nazi’s. So he did. But that wasn’t satisfactory either; now they are demanding Steve Bannon's head, along with Sebastian Gorka’s and Steve Miller’s for the crime of being alt-right (as determined and branded by the DSM).

As the great Rush-bo first pointed out decades ago, the Left will always tell you who they fear most as that’s who they will attack most ferociously. Have we ever seen DSM go after the likes of a Ryan, McConnell, McCain? Of course not, they always crumble and grovel when accused of anything by DSM. But Bannon, Gorka and Miller? They annihilate both their opponents and their spokesmouths  - generally one and the same in the rabbit hole – at every confrontation.

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Therefore they must go. Here’s a recap of the entire Charlottesville rabbit hole episode in two tweets.

Serve:

378 genders

Volley:

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And that’s it from the rabbit hole this week.

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