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“In other words, even though wood is a renewable resource that could reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, it is being systematically outlawed by the authorities.”
This is the third consecutive winter that I’ve heated my home with firewood. We’ve got two stoves, the big one in the basement and the little one upstairs that takes the edge off when it’s -40°C. We don’t burn oil, propane or natural gas. Nor do we use any heaters powered by electricity.
Not only has this saved my family thousands of dollars for our winter heating bill, this oldest of old technological practice of burning firewood still works even if the lights go dark. Living in a rural area, we are prone to frequent blackouts and rolling outages.
What we save in dollars does cost us in time; it is a long process to block, split, stack and bring…
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It must be that time of the year! Raleigh Constituent arrives with a new tale of mischief and
mayhem from the Capital City of North Carolina…..
Dear John Jacob;
Remember Raleigh News & Observer Columnist Barry Saunders?
The celebrity cheerleader who never saw a gun control idea he did not embrace
unless it violated the JaneFondian precept of “Rules For Thee, BUT Not For ME?
His reputation as a gungrabber was, ahem, slightly tarnished when he let it
slip that he, in fact, owned a gun, but was not really heavily trained in
conscientious weapon manipulation.
It may be hard to remember Gun Control Barry because the News & Observer has
diligently scrubbed his gun control columns from the Internet.
(See for yourself GRNC LINK HERE )
Annnnnyway, the News & Observer has once again published YET ANOTHER gun control
homily and retired News & Observer Emeritus Columnist Dennis Rogers has stepped
into the cheerleader role on Facebook.
Dennis Rogers steps up to the plate with Facebook praise for Raleigh News & Observer Editorial:
EXCEPT for one small detail:
In 1998 Dennis Rogers openly admitted he kept at least one (or more!) loaded guns
around his house (WITH NO SAFETY).
Yes, Mr. Rogers joins the vast overwhelming majority of Democrats who were for an idea
before they were against it. (Known on the street as a flip flopper)
Gosh, I love this town!
Blue Bloods, the Tom Selleck Police Drama we love to pillory here at the JohnJacobH blog
has provided America with yet another vignette of real world (?) gun control politics.
Already filled with endless examples of nepotism and oligarchy in a fictional Police
Commissioner’s family at the top of New York City’s Cop Shop food chain,
[[(Tom Selleck, current Police Commissioner, is the son of the
former Police Commissioner, and HIS son is current lead Detective eventually to
be groomed as the future Police Commissioner.) [Wait, there is more. Tom Selleck’s
other son is a Patrol Officer and his daughter is District Attorney, eventually
destined to become highly placed Bureaucrat-In-Charge of some aspect of the Judiciary
in Gotham City)]]
a recent episode details a wonderful moment when the wife of Lead Detective Regan
seeks to bypass that nasty 90 day wait for a pistol permit by flashing her COMMISSIONERS
Yes, if this episode is to be believed, anyone who has access to the secret club of Commissioner
Courtesy Cards has but to wave this modern magic wand to receive all the privileges of rank
denied to ordinary mundanes trapped within the borders of Oz.
Rules for WE, but not for THEE
When you watch this video courtesy of NC Gun Guy notice the furtive glance of the
actress before she produces her magic get-out-of-red tape jail-free card.
A delightful touch and worthy of an Academy Award.
Who would not be afraid to let the great unwashed dumb masses learn not all rules
apply to all people?
One is the loneliest number and no one fought a lonelier battle than
Congressman George Hansen in his investigation of IRS abuses in 1975.
He was certainly one of the first to confront the Tyrants directly
in the modern age. Others, of course, have tried equally feebly since. CLICK LINK HERE
He discovered a seven term Congressman had no more power or influence over the
IRS than any other ordinary citizen and he paid dearly for the education.
Thank you sir for your service to an ungrateful nation.
THE BEST OF JOHN JACOB H: Re-posted November 2011….. Reposted November 2014
Gather round the fireplace children and listen to El Rushbo explain the real story of Thanksgiving!
Raleigh Constituent drops by to bombard us all with observations from the eye of the
storm —-the most expensive Senate Race in the country……
Dear John Jacob,
The Almighty must love Bolsheviks else why populate the Earth with so many and give them
such sway over public discourse?
Neatly sandwiched between the Devil Worship Season of Halloween and The Shopping Season of
Merry Thanksgivingmas comes the biannual Silly Season of Elections here in the Sovereign
State Of North Carolina.
The air is electric with a kaleidoscope of emotions which range the gamut
from MEH… to BLEH… to YUCK! as campaign signs bloom and blossom along the highways
and byways and causeways and fairways of the fair City of Raleigh.
Bolsheviks can be spotted in all flavors and colors on local televisor screens as
they spout the quaint aged rhetoric of the 20th Century Overlord Oligarchy.
The familiar Red Diaper and Blue Dog Democrat Bolsheviks are plentiful as they tool
along newly painted bicycle lanes that now clog all major arteries (North, East, South and West)
on their 19th Century velocipedes or cruise the main lane in their glorified electric
Prius golf cartmobiles.
Rino Republican Bolsheviks can often be spotted in both Redneck and Business Suit varieties.
The Rednecks, of course, drive upper end Crew Cab pick up trucks equipped
coal roll pipes (http://on.cc.com/1rmfJZV) while the Business Suit types proudly prance in
Cadillac Escalade Tax Deductiblemobiles.
This year North Carolinians have been blessed with rare sightings of a Libertarian Bolshevik
in the person of one Sean Haugh.
A dead ringer for the geriatric version of Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman ” What me worry kid?”
Mr. Haugh’s stump speeches include the wonderful Communist tropes: “Stop all war” and “You will
not bring a gun into my house”.
So after decades of bipartisan suffocation at the ballot box and in public debates Libertarians
finally get a candidate sandwiched at the dais between Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan and his message
is “Try to spot the difference between me and Stalin?”
And even with THAT message Haugh’s GRNC 2nd Amendment rating is 4 Stars over Thom Tillis’s 3 Stars!
But I digress.
This month’s REAL NEWS, proves, once again, there is always time for another round
of Whack-A-Mole especially in the middle of election season.
Even as Senate Candidate Thom Tillis struggles to appeal to the Conservative base in spite of his
RINO record in the State Senate up pop RINO Governor Pat McCroy and Agriculture Secretary Steve
Troxler to sabotage the Tillis campaign with a completely absurd brouhaha about concealed carry
on the State Fair Grounds.
Apparently a provision in the Restaurant Carry Statute enacted almost exactly a year ago
requires removal of all Gun Ban Signs from said State Fairgrounds.
Sooo, one would think RINO Republican Agriculture Secretary Troxler would have the wisdom to
duck the issue until after election by
A. Quietly removing the offending signs without a word to anyone.
B. Give some bogus bureaucratic stonewall statement such as:Posting policy is under review by Legal Staff.
But noooo, one would think wrong!
McCroy and Troxler trip all over themselves in a joint effort to repeat Beverly Perdue’s Dove
Season debacle from legal absurdities past. (http://wp.me/pf2NX-CX)
They insist it is possible to pick fly turds from black pepper carefully enough to prove
Restaurant Carry does NOT apply to the State Fair Grounds even though the language plainly DOES apply!
A perfect replay of the logic the hapless Governor Perdue used to insist her emergency declaration
DID NOT cancel Dove Season even though it plainly did! (http://ow.ly/DwUwO)
People outside North Carolina should understand the State Fair mimics the Roman Tradition
of Bread and Circuses at the height of their Empire.
The annual fair is the State’s Largest Vote Buying Shindig. Attendance has consistently
been nearly a million visitors for the past decade.
Aggravate enough people about some minor issue at the fair and they WILL remember a week
later when they vote.
So only a few questions remain in the minds of the great unwashed masses of frayed collar
taxpayers in the Tarhell State.
1. What new innovative technique will Succubus Bolshevik Democrats use to steal an election
that should be a nailed down, glued-in-place, painted over lead pipe cinch victory for Conservatives?
2. What new innovative technique will cud chewing ungulate RINO Republicans use to snatch
defeat from the certain jaws of victory THIS time?
Will Zombie Rommey prevail with his Etch-a-Sketch campaign support?
Will Karl Rove’s Pat Boone phone call brigade turn the tide? (Seriously, Pat Boone is alive
and well and recording robocalls!)
Will the election pivot on the 4 AM late return ballot count from MagicCountem County?
Or will the Hanging Chad recount from legions of carpet bagger condominium commandos supply
the decisive blow?
Only time will tell. ONLY TIME will tell. Tune in Tuesday November 4th for the exciting conclusion.
GOBS (Good ole Bolsheviks) to the left of us, GOBS (Good ole Boys) to the right,
here we are, stuck in the quagmire again!
May the farce be with you!