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calendar   Wednesday - August 17, 2016

Leaving Home

Well, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but now I have an announcement to make. And while I have been drafting posts about both the Iran Ransom and the Olympics (and how politics and cheating go hand in hand), but the big news I have to give is closer to home.

I am still committed to this blog and the Great Cause of our time, but tomorrow- possibly today for you- on August 17th I will be moving halfway across the country. I don’t make it a secret that while I am a man of the right, I have also been a Californian born and raised. And what’s more, someone that has lived on the dread, died-in-the-wool-left Coast itself. My parents came from the Middle of the country decades ago to live here, and I have lived here in this house my entire life.

Now I am doubling back on the path tread by them, the “Okies”, and the Miner 49ers and moving to Ohio. I have my misgivings about My Grandmother is getting on in years and could use our help, and above all the costs of uprooting from the home of 20~ years and moving halfway across the country to a place I scarcely know are less than the costs of staying. Taxes are high, a criminally insane water policy has all but insured drought will strike again, the “law” tried to abolish concealed carry, and I still remember the times when Bernie’s Brownshirts attacked a Trump Rally down the street while two married Jihadists slaughtered a Christmas Party.

This would be the chance where the jokes about the Far Left Coast would come up. But in all due honesty… I feel they’re mostly out of place for me personally. I am NOT blind to California’s innumerable flaws, chief among them the dual facts that it seems committed to being re-annexed by Mexican drug cartels and the fact that it has helped elect every Leftist president we have been cursed with. But the California I knew was generally good to me on the whole. Even with a hideously corrupt school system and government. The neighborhoods were good, The food’s delicious (especially if you know where to look), the climate’s generally above par (though anybody who thinks it shines all the time has never shivered in 30 degree F weather in the middle of Fall of in Santa Clara). And perhaps most surprisingly… almost everybody I have met- and I mean almost everybody- from school on was friendly or neutral. And hard as it may seem, many people know about my political and philosophical beliefs- including in school- and were accepting of it, sans a few individuals (two or three of whom I am proud to say I helped fire).

So on some level I think a part of me will always belong to here, even long after I leave. It is the land of my childhood and nothing I can do will change that. And I suppose I can see why many people might be drawn in by the warm, fuzzy glow of a Leftist, progressive utopia. After all, my life has largely been a demonstration of its’ better sides (to the extent that oxymoron exists).

But even then the underlying rot crept up from the cracks. That was all too obvious from when one of my (married) math Co-Teachers was arrested and dragged off for shagging a student, probably with the knowledge of the Principal.  Even though his wife also worked on the very campus. But more damning was the bitter, encrusted corruption that lies at the top of the school districts and how my parents had to use their legal skill and positions in the PTA to fight a years long, savage battle with a system run by people who will screw over their students- including the disabled- in order to serve themselves. The fact that I was framed for defusing a situation with a history professor blocking the door and physically threatening me was probably the nadir of it. And I think it mirrors the dozens of ways=- from water infrastructure to sanctuary cities to drugs to forest ires- that this dream fails. How it crumbles when even a handful of people with black hearts, greedy natures, avarice, or simple incompetence get high enough on the food chain, and how no amount of resources, Godly mercy, or well intentioned people are around.

I was just one of the ones lucky or blessed enough to not suffer the full consequences. The brilliant VDH has made a long, long series of posts that show a fuller story. It’s well worth reading, just in case you thought you knew everything about Leftist Lunacy.


So, what next for me? I don’t know. But regardless of what happens I do know I can look forward to one thing. Ohio’s a swing state, and we’re moving in time for voter re-registration for the General Election. Which means for whatever I’ve given up, I will have the chance to do something I really never have done before. Cast a vote in the General Election that might make a non-trivial difference. And ultimately, why else was America founded?

In any event, I look forward to getting back in the swing of things.




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calendar   Sunday - February 01, 2015

Drew, apologize or I will keep posting old crap like this.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 02/01/2015 at 01:22 AM   
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calendar   Monday - December 29, 2014

An appropriate memorial

This is for all you ‘Nam Vets out there. Your ‘donations’ will be delivered in bulk to Hanoi Jane. grin

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/29/2014 at 02:52 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - September 07, 2014

Nostalgia

How many of you remember using this?

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/07/2014 at 05:55 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - January 29, 2014

This one’s for Peiper

Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service. Not certain she was actually queen then.

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/29/2014 at 11:02 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - January 26, 2011

More roots - Watkins’ Ale

Drew, this is not my favorite version. My favorite is done by Música Antigua de Albuquerque which I have on CD. The singer is much more ‘naughty’.

UPDATE: My bad. It was The Baltimore Consort, not the Música Antigua de Albuqerque. Both deserve your attention and dollars if you like Renaissance music.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/26/2011 at 05:21 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 10, 2010

Weekend YouTube Vids

I never have understood this song. Is Lola some early trans-gendered person?

Morningside. Possibly one of Neil Diamond’s best. This one is chess-related.

The next video shows the origins of David Letterman. Sad.

I still like the song. My wife knows if I’m playing it… well… grin


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/10/2010 at 03:05 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 20, 2010

Remembering the TEA parties, going on 1-year-old now.

I attended the first Dayton TEA party last year. It was on Courthouse Square downtown. First time I’d ever attended a protest rally as a protester.

Such fond memories. Anyway, I was going through the photos from the event and thought I’d share my favorite protest sign.

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Need some t-shirts…


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/20/2010 at 04:04 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 17, 2009

Life happens…

Have you ever noticed how all the best songs are the sad songs?

For instance, Harry Chapin did two of my favorite songs in the 70’s, Cat’s in the Cradle, and this one, Taxi:

I think, as we grow older, we’ve all had something similar happen to us. Might be at a class reunion, might happen as Dan Fogelberg relates:

Sad, yes?

But, you know? I wouldn’t change a thing. I think I just sometimes grieve over what might-have-been. But just remember, look at what you have!

And what Obama wants to take away…


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/17/2009 at 09:35 PM   
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calendar   Friday - May 22, 2009

Ronald Reagan to be honoured with a London statue.  I am so proud and happy about this.

I don’t need to add anything.

Yes I do.

I’m pleased and proud and wish he were still around so I could vote for him again. And again. I believe truly he was an honest man. Not saying perfect. Who is? 

He did us proud, and I believe that.

Former US president Ronald Reagan is set to be honoured with a statue in central London.

Last Updated: 3:42PM BST 22 May 2009

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Westminster City Council granted planning permission for the sculpture to be erected outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square.
To allow the statue to go ahead, the council has changed its usual policy of allowing memorials only to people who have been dead for 10 or more years.

The application was made by Jennie Elias, the London-based president of the Reagan Memorial Fund Trust.
Steve Summers, chairman of Westminster City Council’s planning applications sub committee, said: “Regardless of politics, nobody can dispute that President Reagan was a true ally of this country.

“During his presidency the term ‘special relationship’ reflected not just the close working partnership of our respective governments, but helped reinforce Britain’s unquestionable cultural and historic ties with the United States.
“Subsequent presidencies have continued that unique bond between our countries so it is only right and proper we exempt President Reagan, as a former head of state, from the usual rules on statues.”

Mr Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 93. He served as the US president between 1981 and 1989.
His presidential era coincided with the end of the Cold War, with Margaret Thatcher saying he had “a higher claim than any other leader to have won the Cold War for liberty and he did it without a shot being fired”.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/22/2009 at 04:05 PM   
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