“Talent, on loan from God.”

It’s only been a couple of days, but I already miss Rush Limbaugh.

Of course a lot of people from the left have come out, bashing him. But to be honest, Rush didn’t give a whip about the drive by media and such peoples opinions when he was alive, and he certainly doesn’t now that he’s in Heaven.

And if you can tell the greatness of a man by his enemies, Rush was truly great. We can all aspire to have such enemies as he by the time we expire.

There are millions of us, something like almost 30 million plus, who listened to Rush over the years. And I think we all have stories of how he affected our lives. Stories of how his 3 hour daily radio program brought us hope, brought us comfort, brought us an explanation for things that were beyond our understanding, and did so in an entertaining and easily understood way.

As my dad said yesterday, losing Rush is like losing a family member.

I remember from my earliest years listening to Rush in my dad’s truck while driving around, and later on jobs as I worked Construction through college. And now, as a cubicle monkey, I could read the transcripts of his show on his website during lunch.

In addition to my dad, I think Rush had a lot to do with how I turned out.

Going through college, I was a Criminal Justice Major with a Sociology Minor. The fields tied in nicely together, but where as most of the Criminal Justice professors were moderately conservative, every single one of my Sociology professors were extremely liberal.

Plus college being what college is, I faced a lot of conservative bias and saw the popularity of liberalism. I’ll never forget wearing a shirt that had a picture of a Glock on it that said, “This is my Glock, there are many like it, but this one is mine.” And the girl sitting behind me told me that I shouldn’t wear shirts like that because guns are bad… and we were both in a Criminal Justice class!

So being surrounded by conservative voices, whether it was my dad, or construction co-workers, or Talk Radio, helped offset the pull for liberalism at college. And as Rush used to explain, liberalism is lazy. Liberalism is seeing a problem and instead of figuring out an intellectual solution, you take an emotional stance of, “oh how horrible we must DO something!”

This is what gives the left so much power, because the majority of their voters don’t see the theft of power, the usurpation of freedom and rights, the destruction of Godly traditions and morals… they see a need and they feel emotional about it, and the left taps into that need and weaponizes it for their own goals. Which are, simply put, to consolidate power and crush opposition. (Meanwhile the majority of the right will just whine about unfairness of the left’s tactics without fighting back.)

But conservatism, takes effort. It takes a conscious effort to put aside emotion and focus on results and the morality of how to get them properly with as little as possible interference in people’s lives and freedom’s.

But I digress…

Rush will be missed.

Greatly.

After the death of Walter Williams last Dec, Rush this month, and Thomas Sowell turning 91 this year, the conservative effort is in great need of new young bloods stepping up to take the reins.

I just wish I had 25% of their intellectual power, sadly – I think I’m closer to 15% so I’ll stick to writing books and piddling around on this blog with occasional political and social commentary.

Luckily, Rush will still be with us to some degree. His books are still being published, the EIB network is turning into a museum of Rush, his words, speeches, and radio will still be in print and audio, and the world keeps turning.

I leave you with his wife’s announcement of his passing:

Oh, look. The Venezuelans want their guns back.

We pro-gun, pro-second amendment people are on the right side of history. Always have been, always will be. Our Founding Fathers deserve our eternal thanks for their sacrifices and foresight that lets us have gun safes full of weaponry and the ability and knowledge to use them.

And unfortunately, they are proven correct, time and time again. Regardless of how ignorant the left is on the subject and how much they try to belittle us into thinking we don’t need guns, the 2nd Amendment is outdated, and that only duck hunting carries the stamp of approval by politicians…

They’re wrong. Terribly.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuelans-regret-gun-prohibition-we-could-have-defended-ourselves

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

I suppose the Venezuelans are getting tired of prostituting themselves for survival, eating rats and dogs, giving their children away in hopes someone else can care for them, and dying in the streets of starvation and disease.

Oh, and violent crime is at record highs. According to Human Rights Watch, worse than a war zone. (But on the same level as Chicago probably.)

Then there is the 200% inflation this year. Which is a real kick to the groin when your currency drops by 2/3rds of it’s value and pushes the number of people living below the poverty line to more than 90%.

And if that’s not bad enough, Polio is beginning to hit them hard.

Freaking, Polio. Because there is no medical care. There ain’t even Toilet Paper.

Now they wish they could do something about it while ‘President For Life’ Maduro eats $275 steaks, cooked by that mustached guy who dribbles salt off his forearm, and tells his citizens…er…subjects that it’s good for the country to go on a diet and that the average 24lbs lost per Venezuelan is a good thing.

Too bad. Six years ago they voluntarily gave up their firearms. (What few they had.)

So when Maduro is crushing dissidents, there ain’t shit-all most folks can do about it. I suppose that’s because it’s pretty hard to protest when the government uses live bullets instead of rubber ones and you’re so weak you can’t hit swing a baseball bat or throw a rock.

But remember this Venezuelan Badass?

Oscarperez

Oscar Perez.

The high-speed, low-drag, special forces police officer who stole a helicopter, flew it over the Supreme Court building, and strafed it with machine gun fire and grenades? All while flying the flag with 350 Libertad written on it? (That’s the article in their Constitution that gives the people the right to oppose the government.)

Later this guy raided a police department, and stole a couple dozen rifles. (That’s how disarmed they are. Come to America, and we got a dozen AR’s within a ten mile radius for most of the red states.)

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Maduro’s goons tracked him down and killed him after a nine hour siege. With 500 men against 10… one of the ‘terrorists’ being a pregnant woman. During the Siege, he uploaded a video online, covered in blood, stating that they had surrendered but the government wouldn’t stop shooting.

They did, after they made an example out of him.

But that’s socialism. It ain’t free shit. It’s the extreme power of a few over the multitude of weak and defenseless who are at their mercy.

And sometimes it really sucks to be right and watch millions suffer because of the same foolish morons we are co-habituating with in America. The same brainless lemmings who flock to ‘Democratic Socialists’ like Bernie Sanders and ‘Perpetually Stupid’ Ocasio-Cortez in hopes of free health care, forgiven student loans, a minimum living wage, no guns, and no Electoral College or Republicans.

Screw that.

Buy guns. Vote for Freedom. Or eat Dog Meat.

 

 

Dear Instagram Diary, Day 1 – 7

Last week, I added an Instagram account to this site. So many memes, so little space… It’s to the right. If you are on a phone, or reading it via email, you ain’t gonna see it.

GunpowderedInk <–Instagram Clicky.

I chronicled my adventure.

Day 1.

Dear Diary, today I created a public, but Top Secret Instagram account. This way I can avoid offending anyone who doesn’t want to see this stuff on my private personal account. GunpowderAndInk was taken, so GunpowderedInk will have to suffice. Time to post some humorous, but factually correct pictures promoting Christianity, Conservativism, and Pew-pewing… and smacking liberals with logic. A few of my favorite things.

Oh look, 5 likes. And two adds already. One is selling bottled hotdog water, supposed to cure acne. The other is a holster company.

Day 2.

Dear Diary,

Today I had the following conversation with my wife.

Wife: “Someone stole your identity! They took your picture. Wow, you are so handsome. I’m such a lucky girl to be married to a hunk like you. But they are posting a bunch of funny, but thought provoking, and truthful stuff on Instagram! (Paraphrased, but mostly correct.)”

Me: “Yeah… that’s me.”

Note to self. Next time don’t use real name or picture, dumbass…

Oh, look. More likes, more adds. More companies of random stuff. Including a sunglass company.

Day 3.

Dear Diary,

More friends are adding me on Instagram. Because Instagram is suggesting my not-so-secret account to friends on my real account. Buckle up kiddos. While I try to stick to posting family stuff on my private account, this account doesn’t care about your feelings. Regardless of how incorrect or fragile they may be.

A bunch of more companies for random crap are adding me. One is a dude with a lot of hair, who lounges on boats all day with stacks of money next to him. Hmmm… can’t be real. The money would wash away.

A few real people. I’ve been asked several times now what sort of gun I carry by a holster company. Then told to check them out. No thanks, I like my IWB Comp-Tac Minotaur. 10+ years with the exact same holster, cause it’s that freaking awesome.

Sunglass Company liked every single picture I had then unfriended me.

Day 4.

Dear Diary, liberals have already begun arguing me. That was quick. Let the educationing and hurt feelings commence.

Sunglass company added me as a friend again. Yay? Hitting about 10-12 likes per picture. Is this fame? Someone pinch me.

Day 5.

Dear Diary, someone called me a bad name. Since I’m not a Beta Male, it has no effect on me. I laugh at their silliness. I played Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, a lot back in the day. I’ve heard every possible variation of “I banged your mom” in a multitude of languages I didn’t understand.

Except North Korean, cause they don’t have internet.

Sunglass Company liked all the pictures I posted over the past couple of days. Told me to buy stuff from them. I didn’t respond.

Had my first repost of a picture I posted and hit 18 likes on one picture. Heeeeyyyy. I’m officially INSTA-FAMOUS! I’m going to start offering online coaching for something… I dunno. Whatever makes you feel bad about yourself and you think some random dude on the other side of the internet can give you for money…

Day 6.

Dear Diary, nothing new to report. I posted some pictures and followed ESEE Knives. Cause I just bought one of their ESEE 3’s, military version. It’s beautiful. I’m going to kill and eat things with it.

Sunglass Company unfriended me again.

More random companies keep adding me. Some real, living people mixed in. I’m thinking of offering ‘Good Vibes’ for money. That’s a thing. Instead of praying, people offer ‘Good Vibes’. Whatever the hell that is…

$5.25 per vibration.

Day 7.

Dear Diary, I wonder if women are bombarded with obvious fake accounts, with women in lingerie  as the profile pic, who directs them to click an obvious porn link? Or do they get offers from thonged men?

Do the bots know how to differentiate male and female accounts due to our profile pictures?

If unsure of gender, does it double-down and just send one of both?

How do bots differentiate between the other 50 made up genders? Or like me, do they not care.

Sunglass Company refriended me. Woohoo. Liked all of my pictures again. Commented the exact same pitch as several days ago. More companies are pestering me. A few more real people.

Instagram is ridiculous. This is why my personal account is set to private.

Yet I still post pictures, because my phone storage is full of them. And it makes me happy.

Oh, yeah. Still offering ‘Good Vibes’. $5.50 each now. Because I’m INSTA-FABULOUS.

Postal Money Order only.

 

Ocasio-Cortez is the Spirit Animal of Millennial Socialists.

This lady is the gift of imbecility that keeps giving. I don’t think she can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Every time I look online I see another trinket of genius falling out from her rectum.

Lady… you’re parties colors are BLUE. Awesome.. just awesome.

Palestine has never existed. Ever. But I love how you can’t explain why you think Israel is occupying Palestine, and your default when pressed to explain is “I’m not an expert on geopoliticals of this issue.” That’s okay. I don’t expect you to be an expert on everything. But I DO expect you not pick a side until you know the facts. But good to know you are anti-Semitic.

This is the woman who defeated a ten term incumbent 57% to 43%. She was outspent 18 to 1. $3,400,000 to her $194,000! And still won. You would expect some sort of political, marketing genius. But apparently… not.

She is basically the urban legend of the Ugly Girl becoming the Prom Queen.

If you don’t know that one, once upon a time, there was an Ugly Girl who was nominated for Prom Queen against the Hot Girl who had always been the fairest of them all. It was meant as a sick joke. Everyone thought there was no way she could win. But people voted for her just for laughs, or to make a social statement about acceptance, or because they felt like a fellow outcast. Whatever. But then she wins to the Mean Girls clique’s surprise and abject horror as their future Vogue Centerfold gets beaten like a rented mule at the ballot box.

Thus, Oscario-Cortez is crowned, while the Democrat Party wails and gnashes their teeth as their anointed heir to House Majority Leader cries under the bleachers.

But right off, we know her politics suck. Because she’s a self-declared ‘Democratic Socialist’… even though she can’t explain why she isn’t just a normal Socialist. I reckon she choose the title because ‘Socialist’ is to much of a ‘commoner’ title for the Entitled Millennial Princess who sips lattes, tweets on her iphone, posts videos on Facebook, and basically enjoys all the perks of Evil Capitalist America while whining about how unfair it is.

And after watching her being paraded around all the media as the future of the Democrat Party, it was pretty evident she has the IQ of a high school senior.

The poor confused girl can’t string two sentences together without a dozen umms and likes and re-starts of whatever her train of thought is trying to spew out. It’s morbidly fascinating to watch someone so clueless fumble through socialistic math. Which to them, is always 2+2=22. (We take 2 of his, and 2 of hers, and tell people we have 22 to give them if they keep voting for us.)

And this lady is educated – she has a degree in economics from Boston University(with honors!), which is a step below Ivy League colleges. She is the product of higher learning! So of course, she thinks she is an expert on everything.

This, this is just to fantastic to not re-post.

Ocasio-Cortez

And the wonderful Rush Limbaugh gives a response:

“The GOP is: – weak on fighting for working class Americans.” Really? Working-class Americans are doing better than they have in the last 15 years, after just 1-1/2 years of being escaped from Obamaism.

The GOP is “weak on crime.” Really? Who is it that wants to let felons out of jail so they can vote?

The GOP is “weak on equal rights.” The GOP is “weak on national security.” Who is it trying to secure the border? Who is it that’s trying to make illegal immigrants don’t get in and national security is maintained? Who is it that wants to get rid of customs and ICE? It’s the Democrats, and they claim they are tough on national security?

The GOP is “weak on rejecting racism.” Let me tell you who the real racists are. The real racists today are Democrats, and they are racist against Republican blacks. The most vile invective, the most insulting racial epithets uttered in America today are uttered by black Democrats at black Republicans and conservatives.

The GOP is “weak on family values.” That probably means the GOP doesn’t think LGBTQ define… I don’t know. But this is also absurd. Weak on family values? The country with a party that tries to keep families together by limiting the number of babies killed is weak on family values?

The woman is a… I mean, I’m sad to say, but she’s a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance who doesn’t know it.

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised. She’s about as batty as Nancy Pelosi and that crazy lady in the flaming red cowboy hat.

And I shouldn’t just pick on the left for having whackos in Congress. The right has some as well. Who was that crazy preacher man who was giving his biker congregation beer and parties and sexually assaulted a friends daughter than suck-started his pistol on a bridge after the news came out? Dan Johnson. He was an elected Republican for Kentucky. Guy was a supreme weirdo-preacher. And he would have made a good villain for Justified.

Heck, even the normal ones can turn out to be losers. I was a fan of Rep Duncan Hunter out of California. The guy was a combat Marine. And now it turns out he’s been embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Run him out on a rail.

But in the end. Only one party has Socialists. And their newest member is a moron.

I suppose it makes sense. If they weren’t stupid, they’d be a capitalist.

Transgenders should not be allowed in the Military.

The military exists to kill people and break their things. What possible benefit does allowing Transgenders to enlist, have towards our ability to wage war? Serving is not a RIGHT. It is a privilege, and it is by necessity, highly selective. There are a myriad of reasons you can’t or shouldn’t be allowed to serve. Having a mental disorder is a pretty good one.

Civilian courts ruled yesterday that we have to allow people who think their chromosomes don’t matter and have a high rate of depression, self harm, and suicide… into the military. And then they’ll have access to millions of dollars of military equipment that spreads death and destruction on our enemies.

They actually ruled against the Military, who says they don’t want them. Because a bunch of civilians in robes know SO MUCH more about the Military than those who have spent a lifetime serving and now command it.

Oh heck, let’s just admit it. The courts have become so politicized these days, that they would overturn the ‘ban’ just to thumb their noses at Trump without caring about the ramifications of their decisions. I’ll point to the Bowe Bergdhal and Kate Steine Trials as my examples of highly politicized cases and Trumps involvement.

But let’s go on…

Transgenders have a 41% rate of suicide compared to the national average of 4.6%. But sure, let’s drop them into a job where you WILL be bullied and hazed upon entry to the fraternity. It’s part of the Spirit De Corp. If you make it through basic training or boot camp and still suck, you will be hazed even more. Relentlessly. Until you leave or fix yourself.  Besides, it’s a well known fact that “Pain Retains” and “Through Pain comes Discipline”.

Even if you don’t suck, you will still be hazed. Until you ‘level up'(promoted) and get to haze others – it’s a vicious circle like that. I was never much good at it, and I liked almost all my guys.

But if you want to bring up bullying(hazing) leading to a higher rate of Suicide, you are supporting people joining a culture with a high rate of suicide already.  The Military suicide rate is twice as Civilians. And Transgenders are TEN TIMES higher than Civilians. So what does that make it? Like an 82% rate? I dunno. It’s math. But frankly, you are aiding transgender suicides by supporting this instead of supporting them getting mental health help.

Then there is the highly stressful rigors of combat and pre-deployment or just regular training and field ops or plain ole home life. It’s a life full of stress, misery, divorce, midget strippers, alcohol abuse, violence, money problems, and poor personnel decision making. It’s hard enough being a rational heterosexual male in the military as it is.

You’re gonna be bored, miserable, hot, cold, wet, and pissed off. You’re gonna argue, harass, and brawl with each other. It’s going to happen. And if you don’t buck up, you’re gonna get it even worse. Because the emotionally, physically, and mentally weak need to be weeded out.

And then there is showering. I showered with 70 other guys in Boot Camp. Then another six years with sometimes less, sometimes more. I saw a lot of wieners. You get used to it. Ironically, penis size jokes are rarely told. It’s hard to lie to someone when everyone knows what your packing.

So don’t think women acting like men, and men acting like women, will somehow go unnoticed. If you’re a transgender, you’d better get used to being naked in front of the opposite sex. But you probably want ‘safe spaces’ and private toilets and showers eh? Sadly, the military will probably be FORCED into creating these. Because why spend money on bullets and body armor when we can buy extra crap for a handful of people who feel different.

And I’m going to be straight up. Transgender Sexual Assault rates are 50% in the Civilian world. You’re going to be a woman (pretending to be a man) tossed into a group of horny, alpha males, with a high libido and love for drinking, fighting, and fornicating. I don’t believe the military has a Rape Culture, but there are plenty of dirt bags in it. The military does a good job with hammering these people into Leavensworth Prison. But they are out there.

(By the way, in the Marine Corps Boot Camp we were constantly instructed on morals and values…as well as symptoms of Pregnancy. Heh.. But they didn’t want us to be a bunch of mindless baby killers using flame throwers on huts because someone said so. They wanted us to do the right thing, all the time.)

So now we’ve a mess of issues that the military is forced to address now. And this opens the door to constant complaints like, “He hazed me because I’m a woman with a penis.” When really, you probably suck and deserve it.

But yeah, sometimes it’s gonna be because your transgender. Not saying it’s right, but it’s gonna happen.

Because people who stand out, get hazed the most.

Like Kylo Ren, I bet he got hazed to no end because of his goofy looks and giant ears. But now he’s a Marine Corps hero with a Lightsaber.

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In my arguments against supporting the “Transgender Revolution”, this is the example I often use:

How is anyone looking in the mirror and thinking they are a man trapped in a woman’s body any different from someone suffering from Anorexia? They look into the mirror, and think that their 5’7″ frame at 82lbs is FAT. Both of you’re perceptions of reality is distorted, and it can be helped. But it only hurts you more when we tell you, yes – you are FAT or you are the opposite gender of what your Chromosomes say. Simply because we want to be ‘inclusive’ and ‘accepting’ and don’t like hurting people with truth that may save their lives.

Ultimately, pushing for acceptance and inclusion of Transgenders into society, instead of helping them overcome their problems, is morally and biologically wrong. But fools tend to think themselves wise so they shout us down as bigots and hate mongers and what nots.

So good job. Bravo. Thanks for weakening our military with your progressive ideology of ‘acceptance’.

If I could reach through the internet and slap you, I would.

And for those of you who would like to argue, I’ll point you in this direction first.