It might surprise some'f my prospective, theoretical Visitors to learn that The Loud Libertarian actually has mixed feelings about The Duke! The reason for that is that, as far as I can tell, he pretty much perfectly represents the Ideal that my Father aspires to, and my Father, unfortunately, is a presumptuous, condescending, arrogant, infantile chauvinist and Closet Racist.
The energy that The Duke emitted throughout his awesome Body of Work was in most ways quite commendable...but there was some of that presumptuous, condescending, arrogant, infantile, chauvinistic and Closet Racist aspect to it, I'm sorry to say. A racial arrogance, if you will.
I admire him in many ways...But I wouldn't name an airport after'm.
Robert Johnson, venerable co-founder of Black Entertainment TeleVision, had a few choice words to say about Blithering Joe Biden's disgusting statement, “I tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” from a recent interview. Fox News:
Robert Johnson, defenestrating Joseph Biden.
"That's the biggest turnoff I've heard from a politician in a long time."
I've heard'f bigger. #JustSayin
Any rationale Liberal will acknowledge that President Trump has done as much, and perhaps more, as any President in our nation's history, to improve the chances of the Working Class to succeed.
Any rationale Liberal will acknowledge that President Trump has exhibited far more interest in serving Americans than Joe Biden, who has proved, on tape, that he is lucid and sane only on occasion, generally vicious, probably a perverted danger to children, and criminally corrupt.
Vote Libertarian. Vote Trump.
Teddy Roosevelt wasn't just one of the very few Presidents that we've had that were worth a damn.
Teddy Roosevelt was a courageous inspiration to all who knew him. Everybody knows...
1 > Born weak, he became strong, simply by relentlessly busting his ass to do so.
2 > He was a man of legendary integrity, who exterminated corruption, far and wide.
3 > He was an ardent Patriot, one of the few who got what America is about: Freedom & Opportunity.
4 > He was a Visionary, a Revolutionary, and a man who changed the world, forever.
And now they want to tear down a statue of him.
But you know what? I say: do so! Better yet: Change it, or replace it. And I'll tell you why...
I understand that the West Indian and the Black American depicted are ostensibly intended to portray guides of some sort, not subservient servants...But give me a break.
Clearly, they are portrayed as inferiors. I like to imagine that if I were Theodore Roosevelt, at least the evolved, 21st century version of him, I would cringe at that depiction.
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the greatest men that New Amsterdam has ever produced. Only vermin would suggest expunging his likeness without replacing it...I propose that that statue be altered, to remove the offensively denigrating likeness of the other gentlemen...or replaced, altogether, by Roosevelt in a new pose, one reflecting his magnificent character, without denigrating others.
FBI: Noose found in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage was there since last year
Fox News: "Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week."
A few thoughts...
1 > NASCAR is not a Sport. Sorry to break it to you, NASCAR fans. NASCAR is the farthest thing from a Sport. NASCAR is an excuse for thousands of people to get together to drink and smoke Pot. It is Grateful Dead on Wheels. Nothing wrong with that. Just don't imagine that it's a Sport.
2 > Bubba Wallace was misled, presumably without malice. There are no bad guys, here. There was a bit of idiocy, premature ejaculating, and Racial Arson, but the response by NASCAR, the NASCAR Racers, and, especially, by Wallace, himself, has been pretty awesome. I'm therefore inclined to forgive'm for a little defensive posturing, such's he's currently dogshitting himself with.
3 > Bubba Wallace is not Jussie Smollett. Not within a thousand miles of Jussie Smollett. Here's why:
A > Jussie Smollett is a vile, lying, racist, scumbag piece of shit.
B > Bubba Wallace is a Gentleman.
Yeah. That pretty much sums it up.
"True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
I've recently recommenced binging on Criminal Minds, and one of my favorite things about that show, even though the writers have no clue what a Libertarian is, is their extraordinary taste in choosing quotes to share with the audience. This was one such quote, and it startled me, how similar it is, to words I say very often, and which almost invariably earn me a puzzled or skeptical stare:
Most people mistake Pleasure...for Happiness. But pleasure is fleeting, gone sometimes in a moment, whereas happiness is always with us, every hour of every day, regardless of circumstances.
Pleasure comes from indulgence, and therefore can only last as long as the indulgence.
But Happiness comes from service to a cause larger than ourselves. Happiness comes even if one is not actively engaged in that cause, but working and advancing towards active engagement.
And that is because Happiness is ultimately wired into our DNA, tied into our tribal instinct, every last one of us, to advance the welfare of our tribe, humankind. To attain Happiness, which comforts the Soul every single hour of every single day, regardless of circumstances, one need only identify how best one might serve humankind, and then pursue one's calling with fidelity and purpose.
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
Kennedy clearly understood how our DNA is wired to serve others. And I would actually take it a bit further, integrating his great words with the great words of Helen Keller:
Ask not how Life can serve you, for Life has already proven its Love for you, by giving you Life. Ask, rather, what you can do for Life, for by serving Life, you will find that Life loves you even more.
I was stunned to read that it's ever legal for Cops to enter a home without announcing themselves.
Breonna Taylor was of course the LouisVille Lady who was killed on March 13, when some idiots who happened to be Cops, without uniforms and without announcing themselves, broke into her home and killed her, doing so by returning fire when Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, appropriately attempted to defend her home, with gunfire, against the idiots that he had every reason to believe were not Cops, but violent criminals, intent on mayhem...One could argue that he was spot on.
And it turns out that, despite warrants being written otherwise, it's not legal.
Washington Post: The no-knock warrant for Breonna Taylor was illegal
That's an even larger issue, I believe, than the need to exterminate the last vestiges of racism from our institutions. Any time the State presumes to be able to simply barge into anyone's home with potentially deadly force, we are all in danger. That is what the Gestapo used to do.
Here's hoping that that is specifically addressed on a national level.
Greetings, Fellow Freedom Fighters!
Today's message is a brief one, for I have the honor of helping not 1 but 2 companies that I love and adore get up and running, again, and this week has been a demanding one!
Brett Favre, a scumbag Narcissist if ever there was one, has announced that Colin Kaepernick is a "Hero" on a par with my fellow Veteran, Patrick Tillman, who paid the price that we all risk as American Warriors, Defenders of Freedom, by going to war and dying in combat:
Brett Favre Compares Kaepernick To Pat Tillman, 'I'd Assume Hero Status Will Be Stamped'
1 > Patrick Tillman sacrificed his lucrative career as a FootBall Player, because he felt so overwhelmed with love for this nation and its people, that he was willing to risk his life in its defense.
2 > Colin Kaerpernick didn't sacrifice his career. He lost interest in his career, because it was in a free fall before he ever started insulting America and insulting its Cops. A free fall.
To equivalize the two is precisely what I would expect of trash like Brett Favre.
It's extraordinary that intelligent people believe that rendering automatic weapons illegal will have any result other than to ensure that, outside of the Police, only criminals will have automatic weapons.
Intelligent people evidently believe that the evil scumbag who murdered all those people in Las Vegas a few years ago, for instance, would somehow have been prevented from acquiring those guns!
It takes a special level of naivete, and astonishing ignorance, to imagine, should automatic weapons be banned in America, that a black market on automatic weapons wouldn't immediately erupt. Automatic weapons would be as easy to acquire as ever. How can I be so sure??
If there's enough Demand for something, the Supply will always find a way to get to the Buyer:
1 > The Mafia proved this, in the 1920s. Their power erupted because of Prohibition. That fact, alone, should convince even the most idiotic that banning guns is futile...and dangerous.
2 > If that wasn't enough, the more recent Cocaine Epidemic of the 1980s, when countless innocent people were imprisoned, despite doing no harm to others, while The Cartel's power exploded, should've awoken even the most asinine fan of The War on Drugs to its abject failure.
Whether it's Ordell Robbie, there, from Jackie Brown, or Otto Mattich, the German Arms Smuggler, some criminal or another is going to find a way to get as many automatic weapons as there is a demand for, into the hands of those who're demanding them, if they have the cash.
1 > We can either ensure that the only people who possess such weapons are The State, and criminals, thus placing ourselves entirely at the whim of both criminal scum, who would be thus entirely empowered to break into our homes, rape our Wives, and murder our children...and of the other scum, the ones who consider The State to be a tool for exerting Power over others...
2 > Or we can continue to live in a Free Society, where we have a right to protect our Lives, our Wives, our children, and our homes, from the unspeakable depredations of The Evil.
The Loud Libertarian View ~ Rayshard Brooks ~ District Attorney Paul Howard ~ An Utter Absence of Integrity
An Utter Absence of Integrity
Gregg Jarrett: In Rayshard Brooks’ killing, prosecutor’s rush to charge cop raises serious questions
“As many of you know, a Taser is considered as a deadly weapon under Georgia law.” That was quoted, per the venerable Gregg Jarrett, "by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard two weeks ago – before he announced murder charges Wednesday against the fired Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks on Friday during a confrontation outside a Wendy’s restaurant."
On a Cop who defended him self and his public, from a Taser that was being fired at him by a violent, drunken man who'ad already concussed his fellow Officer and stolen that very Taser.
On a Cop defending the innocent.
I'ave read about alleged kicking of the late Mister Brooks, and if those allegations prove to be proven, I will unhesitatingly denounce that aspect of the confrontation...But even if that comes to pass, it remains and shall remain true, that Officer Garrett Wolfe had not only a moral right but a duty, regrettably, to employ deadly force against that threat to his Life...and those of others.
Integrity ~ Its Exhibition
Black Georgia Sheriff says shooting of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police was "completely justified'
Fox News: "Sheriff Alfonzo Williams argued Tuesday that Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was "completely justified" in using lethal force against 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, whose death has sparked a new round of protests and controversy over policing and racial discrimination in the U.S."
"Five seconds; 1,001, 1,002, 1,003, 1,004, 1,005. That's five whole seconds [when] if an officer is hit with that Taser that he, all of his muscles will be locked up and he'll have the inability to move and to respond. And yet he is still responsible for every weapon on his belt.
"So, if that officer had been hit, he still has a firearm on his side and the likelihood of him being stomped in the head or having his firearm taken and used against him was a probability. And so he did what he needed to do. And this was a completely justified shooting.”
There it is.
It's a damned shame that Rayshard Brooks is dead.
And you can make a case that the Officer used excessive force.
But there's no question: He was defending himself ~ and the public ~ from a violent, raging drunk man, who had already assaulted a Police Officer, and who had just fired a taser at him.
To reiterate: Brooks had just fired the taser at the Police Officer.
I'm reading and hearing a lot of sewage about him pointing it.
He didn't point it. He fired it: