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growing old

friday, april 8th, 2022

Growing old in a country you no longer recognize.

Those of us who were part of the Baby Boom generation, now in our 60s and 70s, no longer recognize the nation in which we grew up. We are strangers in a land that gets stranger by the day.

We believed in the American dream. We worked hard, paid our taxes and obeyed the law -- even laws we thought were idiotic.

We married and had children. Today's young adults cohabit and have pets.

We struggled to raise families. Some of us went to war, like our fathers and grandfathers before us. We thought that when we grew old, there would be more for us -- more than alienation. Most of us don't recognize Biden's America. Patriotism has become passe. Our military is led by men who are social workers and politically correct hacks. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

They can't fight, but they're great at getting soldiers to use preferred pronouns and combating imaginary racism in the ranks.

Giant corporations have replaced individual enterprise, which -- in many cases -- has been taxed and regulated out of existence. Government bureaucrats and corporate executives are like the pigs and men at the end of Orwell's "Animal Farm."

We look in vain for a Ronald Reagan, a Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. Instead, we find corrupt clowns like wizened Nancy Pelosi, Commissar Ocasio-Cortez (the Cuban pinup girl selling socialist snake oil) and our president -- a cranky septuagenarian slipping noisily into senility.

If we're White, we're told that we are responsible for every problem that plagues people of color. That's right, we're to blame for the roughly 70% of black children born out of wedlock (we forced their parents to behave irresponsibly), just as cops are to blame for the deaths of thugs who threaten their lives.

Savages who burn down cities are hailed as heroes and celebrated as warriors for social justice. But misguided middle-class citizens, among them veterans, who trespassed in the Capitol 14 months ago are branded traitors and insurgents.

Mayors take down statues of Washington and Columbus and commission murals of George Floyd.

If you're White, you're also responsible for slavery, segregation, the Wounded Knee massacre and Japanese Americans interned during World War II. Racism is in our blood, they tell us. Remember, throughout the course of human history, racism has never existed anywhere but here.

By "despoiling the earth," we're also responsible for climate change. If we end up paying $7-a-gallon for gas -- well, it's our own damned fault.

Forget racial minorities. Now, we're told that there are "sexual minorities" -- that people who used to be considered odd are in fact oppressed. And that a man who thinks he's a woman in fact is a woman – and is entitled to use the ladies' room with our granddaughters. And if we refuse to accept this bizarre fantasy, we are hateful.

What passes for entertainment is sickening -- all blood and gore, sadistic killers, aliens who pop out of people's stomachs and monsters in various guises. We search in vain for contemporary movies with characters we can admire or at least care about. So we retreat to cinema of the 40s and 50s on TCM.

On top of living in a country that's unrecognizable, we can't even afford to live here anymore. You need a second mortgage to buy a steak. A hamburger and fries at McDonald's is a gourmet feast.

Filling up the tank is agonizing. Paying confiscatory taxes marks us as serfs. Inflation is at a 40-year high, and politicians tell us it's because government isn't spending enough.

Our parents could retire at 65, in the mortgage-free home they bought in their 30s. We're still working at 75. Retirement is a distant dream. We're working to provide benefits for illegal aliens, addicts and loons who camp and defecate on the streets.

Many of us are the grandchildren of immigrants, a fact of which we are proud. Our people helped to build this country. But we witness with unalloyed horror the tide flowing across our southern border unimpeded. The middle class view them as criminals, gang members and mooches. The Democratic party sees them as voters. We can't defend our own borders, but are expected to defend those of distant lands.

This used to be an English-speaking country. Now it's ballots in 20 languages, court interpreters and press two for Serbo-Croatian.

Our feeble president (who's been sucking on the federal teat for half-a-century) is unable to perform his Constitutional duties, but has successfully waged war on domestic energy production. We went from energy independence to beggars with a gas can in a matter of months. The corpse that walks says climate change is the biggest threat our national security -- along with transphobia.

Washington sputters about Putin's war on Ukraine, but imports 670,000 barrels of Russian oil a day. While he lets pipelines rust and our oil, coal and natural gas remain in the ground, Biden pleads with the Saudis to pump more – and is thinking about imports from the Marxists of Venezuela and the jihadists of Iran, both Russian allies. Apparently, oil from anywhere outside the US doesn't pollute.

Officeholders for life treat us like mentally-challenged children. They snicker at those who pay their exorbitant salaries.

So we limp along into old age, too proud to go on the dole and too stubborn to just give up.

Besides, surrender now would be a betrayal of the America that once was.

© 4.3.2022 by Uncle Frank, "Japan Reference". (H/T to ppc.)

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8a on Friday, I went thru my finger stick to check my BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it on my Diabetes 2 chart, made coffee and breakfast, had a couple smokes in the warm garage and checked the weather and news on the computer. It was 48°, and I had some bad R/S pain, but was down to two 50mg Tramadol, and decided to keep them for more severe pain. I listened to my mid-morning show, the Chris Plante Show, on WMAL in DC. We'd had some seriously heavy and long duration rain last evening and night, so everything should be well-watered for the coming week(s). I left at 10:30 to drive south to Red Lion, to get a couple of errands done, and was back home by 11:30. After unpacking the Jeep, and putting stuff away, I had some Broiled Flounder, Oven-Roasted Green Beans and Rosemary Potatoes, for lunch, and relaxed. Sherry was coming by around 2p.

She got here around 2:30p, and we had a great time until 6p, when storms were brewing and she left. I had dinner and watched Discovery's "Gold Rush" until 11, then switched top FNC's "Gutfeld!" until midnight; then bagged it.

I slept-in until 9a on Saturday, to a partly sunny, cold 38° start to the day. After taking my last 2 50mg Tramadol, I took a 300mg Gabapentin and a couple other heart and diabetes pills, skipped breakfast and checked the weather and news on my computer. My Sister, Becky, stopped by and we spent a couple hours catching-up on many things, and making plans to go to Mt Rose Cemetery on April 17th, Dad's Birthday, and same date for Easter, for both Mom & Dad. Becky left around 1p.

I was a man trapped in a woman's body. Then, I was born.

In between some condo chores, I watched Motor Trend's "Mecum Auto Auctions" until 6p, had dinner and watched some Fox shows until 11p; then bagged it.

Up at 8:15a on Sunday, to a brisk 42° morning, I began having a runny nose from all the pollen and dust, as I've had for the past 3-4 days. I bumped-up the condo heat, had a couple of smokes in the semi-warm garage, had a Croissant and Kona Hawaiian Coffee, and checked the weather and news on the computer. No (worthwhile) races this weekend; just "roundy-round" NASCAR crap. The F-1 GP and IndyCars are next Sunday. I had a slew of things to get done, so I got to it.

Before I knew it, it was evening and I cleared-off the front porch and rear patio of chairs and tables, since we're having power washing done over the next few days. I had dinner, and watched some TV until 10:30p. Lights out.

Up at 6a on Monday, it was a cold and frosty 34° morning and I had R/S pain, but soldiered thru it. I had breakfast, coffee, listened to WMAL's Chris Plante and left for Weis Market at 12noon. I bought a lot of canned goods, to fill-in my 17, 5-tier, extremely well-stocked "Prepper Shelves", in the basement. Back at 1:15p, I unloaded slowly, due to hip pain, had some lunch and relaxed while listening to the early morning's podcast of Chris Stigall, from Philth-a-delphia. Siting down and resting was very nice. I won't be able to get any more Tramadol until Friday, so says the Rx bottle.

Over the past few days, the truth about corrupt Joe, criminal Jim and crackhead Hunter Biden is finally coming out. It should have been told in 2020, before the General Election, and that might have put Trump over the top, or not. Who knows? The "NY Post" had the story, and so did many alt-mainstream news sources, but the NYSlimes and Washington Compost, along with hundreds of other DNC-controlled media (but I repeat myself) denied it vehemently. Finally, it's out of the DNC-MSM "memory hole" box.

After dinner, I called Sherry to chat and make plans for tomorrow afternoon. After dinner, I watched TV until midnight, and unplugged.

April showers bring May flowers.

Awake at 7a, it was a cloudy, 45° morning, so I rolled over and went back to sleep until 8:30. My R/S hip and leg pain was bad, but I hobbled around enough to get coffee started, have breakfast and a couple smokes in the garage, and deal with an über-runny nose, from the dust and pollen. I listened to my mid-morning show, the Chris Plante Show, on WMAL in DC. I missed my usual early morning show, the Chris Stigall, 990 AM The Answer, from Philadelphia, so I'll listen to his podcast, later today. The power washing company was on-site and doing my unit by 9a; I'm glad I'd put everything on the front porch and rear patio away again, yesterday afternoon. They made quite a mess with the powerful 2,000psi sprayers, blowing mulch, dirt, old tree leaves and residue everywhere, but they got the siding and bricks clean. Heh, lots of clean-up for me to do.

I was to meet Sherry at the nearby York Galleria, to do some walking at 1p, so I had a banana for lunch and left at 12:45p, despite the R/S pain. I took a 10mg Valium to help ease the pain, but was hampered for the time we were there. After about 2hrs, we went back to my condo, sat and talked and had a great time, as usual. Sherry left around 5:30p, as she had some shopping to do, before going home. The rain started and was forecast to stick around for the night. I had dinner, watched TV until midnight, and unplugged.

Up at 8:30a on Wednesday, it was a rainy, semi-warm 49° morning. I started coffee after the finger stick, had a couple of smokes and took a Valium for the R/S hip/leg pain. After firing-up the computer, I checked the weather, news and listened to the Chris Plante Show, on WMAL in DC. I called 4 Rxs into nearby Rite Aid Pharmacy, did a couple of errands and started work on my damaged irregular flagstone patio in the back of the condo, done by the power-washing company, on Tuesday. After an hour, I took a break, as temps were dropping and it was lightly raining.

The pharmacy called with the 4 Rxs ready (they filled the 2 painkiller Rxs early!), and I drove over to get them. Back home by 5:30p, I ordered a Domino's Thin Crust Pizza and a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. That'll last a few days. Working on the computer, I lost track of time and, all too quickly, it was 9:30, and I'd missed "Tucker", dammit. I bagged it for the night, at midnight, after "Gutfeld!".

Awake from the pounding rain on the 4 skylights, at 7a, to a soggy 47° morning, I started coffee, took a Tramadol for pain, did the ubiquitous finger stick, and held-off on breakfast. I listened to the early morning Chris Stigall Show until 9a, and the switched over to my usual morning Chris Plante Show, until 12noon. Or, simply go to my iHeart Library, and choose what you want, using my links (they may or may not show), or use the Search Box at top right and build your own list. iHeart is the easy way to do radio.

The rain continued all day. I finally had breakfast around 10:30a, and took my 20 Rx & OTC morning pill regimen. (17 Rx & OTC at night.) Sucks to be me, sometimes. I moved the Jeep out of the garage, into the rain, to get any dust off of it. I had some of the leftover Domino's Thin Crust Pizza and half of the Philly Cheese Steak for lunch. Because I loathe Dan Bongino's voice, I listened to today's Chris Stigall Podcast on AM-990 The Answer Radio. Bongino is an amateur; he should be on at 2am-5am, when no one listens.

Here's a good video primer, about the various forms of government, to use against a libtard in a discussion or argument.

Visualize 3,000 acres of shitbox solar panels, just north of LA? Good grief, how f•cking stupid can these people be! Many, many, many billions worth of stupid!

Nothing worth a crap was on TV all day, so until "Tucker" came on at 8p, I worked on computer documents, email and some "house cleaning" on the hard drives. After dinner, I watched some Fox shows, and unplugged at midnight.

Tomorrow starts a new week, here in the "Journal", and the Dr app'ts start all thru the month and into May. It's "that time of year".

20 Facts To Chill You To The Core.

World Food Shortage? And it is all being manufactured and directed by the globalists. This is strictly a man-induced issue. According to "uncanceled news", these are the twenty reasons for an anticipated food crisis/ famine:

(My comments in parentheses.)

"1... War in Ukraine could prompt an “extremely serious” global food crisis. (correction -”will create an economic and food crisis )

2... Joe Biden recently admitted that food shortages are “going to be real”, and his administration is now openly using the word “famine” to describe what is coming (intentionally 'Kill fossil fuels', eliminate domestic production, and there are serious consequences, Doofus!).

3... It is being reported that food prices at German supermarkets will soon go up between 20 and 50 percent (inflation rising prior to the war, will only intensify because of it).

4... Rationing has already begun in Spain (diary, eggs, &flour)… (Shortages, or a supply chain breakdown ?, or both ?)

5... Greece grocery chains are rationing sunflower oil (cooking) due to crippled supply chain (Yup !)

6... The head of BlackRock is warning that this will be the very first time this generation “is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want” (LargeAgribusiness only moderately affected, small farms will go into bankruptcy while trying to keep up with fertilizer costs, or change crops).

7... Since this time last year, some fertilizer prices have gone up by as much as 300 percent (Nitrogen for green growth, up 300%, Potash and Phosphorous for plant vigor and fruit flowering, up 200% (Wheat witout the wheat berries is called straw - you can't eat straw).

8... Many farmers in Africa will not be able to afford fertilizer at all this year, and it is being projected; this will reduce agricultural production by an amount capable of feeding “100 million people”… (almost certain famine guarantee).

9... Russia is normally one of the biggest global exporters of fertilizer… (and they have impounded all of their fertilizer production).

10... In a typical year, Russia and Ukraine collectively account for approximately 30 percent of all global wheat exports (Ukraine previously known as the “Bread Basket of Europe”).

11... Half of Africa’s wheat imports usually come from either Russia or Ukraine (production and supply chain issues).

12... Other nations rely on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine even more than Africa does (and other poorer countries will have to financially compete with wealthy countries).

13... One Russian official is warning that his nation may soon only export food to “friendly nations” (Especially 'gasaholics' who use rubles to purchase petroleum).

14... On Friday (4/02/2022), it was announced that another 5 million egg-laying chickens in Iowa would have to be put down because of the bird flu (viral infection travels via migrating birds), affecting domestic poultry and turkey production (major source of protein is now off the table).

15... The death toll from the bird flu in Iowa alone will be pushed beyond 13 million as a result of this latest incident (viral avian flu has impacted several counties, in several U.S. States).

16... Overall, this is what the total national death toll from the bird flu currently looks like: “22 million egg-laying chickens, 1.8 million broiler chickens, 1.9 million pullet and other commercial chickens, plus turkeys (that is all meat protein for the table- but the farmer has already been paying for anticipated sales - but now is at a loss).

17... China’s agricultural minister has announced that the winter wheat harvest in China could be “the worst in history” (which explains why they hoarded 1 ½ years of grain from world reserves- thus raising world prices before the world food crisis).

18... We are being warned that the winter wheat harvest in the United States will be “disastrous” due to severe drought (winter wheat is flour for bread making, pastries, noodles, etc. - costs up!).

19... During a recent interview, one prominent U.S. farmer stated that most Americans won’t like it when “your grocery bill is up $1,000.00 a month” (Farmer Ben Riensche recently told Tucker)... "war in Ukraine could prompt an “extremely serious” global food crisis." (correction - ”will create a crisis).

20... The head of the UN World Food program says that what the planet is now facing is unlike anything that we have seen since World War II (Imagine that, as the food crisis escalates, there is an energy crisis in a country that just a little over a year ago was self-suffieciient, and even exported energy for profit.

My, how the mighty have fallen and are slow-rolling from crisis to crises.

These crises and chaos were brought to you by government economics, and policies, and should be solved by government changes in policies.


It's not that you'll not be able to afford the food. It's that THERE WON'T BE ANY FOOD ON THE EMPTY SHELVES!

I fault the WEF (World Economic Foundation), Klaus Schwaub and various world government officials for these intentional self-destructive decisions. Klaus Schwaub even said that these actions will portend of an “Angrier World” and lead to civil unrest, and will result in several fallen governments. By virtue of a lack of action, or slow-rolling from crisis-to-crisis, we are being 'conditioned' to demand less from our government's inept policies.

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© 4.4.2022 by Michael Snyder, "uncanceled news".

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