Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Back Country Roads. Enjoy your Liberty!

Before we get going down some back-country roads, let me disagree with one of the quotes that Tina used in her post this week.  Liberty is not a privilege, it is one of your God-given Rights.  Let's return to those unforgettable words of the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that …

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Annals of stupid electric vehicles, Philadelphia Edition

Over on the web site of the excellent publication, the Washington Free Beacon, I found what I think is the funniest (not funny ha-ha, but funny tragic) story so far this year.  It seems that the Philadelphia-area transit agency, SEPTA, purchased a bunch of battery electric buses from a company called Proterra.  The agency spent …

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The English language is weird.

How can a word have two entirely opposite meanings, one good and one bad?  Well, the word Sanction is one that does.  This is a word that many people don't use at all in their day-to-day lives.  But its meaning changes, depending on whether it is used as a noun, or a verb, and depending …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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Clean Energy? Not so fast.

We hear and read about the advent of so-called "clean energy" sources, which are scheduled to take over from dirty sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas all over the world.  The European Union, The USA, China, and many other countries are embarking on the energy transition with dispatch; banning internal-combustion vehicles, institution "cap …

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If the government of Paris is giving up on electric cars…

How can every single automaker plan to go all-electric?  This picture just blew me away.  It is from Twitter, but I could copy it without actually going to Twitter, which I despise. The description of the above situation is as follows: Green madness.  Electric cars belonging to the City of Paris.  No one will buy …

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The Headline Reads: Washington Health Leaders: 70% vaccination rate not end of pandemic

That headline should read: Washington Health Nazis say the pandemic will never end, and our absolute control of your lives will never end. This just makes me spitting mad, because I predicted it weeks ago!  The Health Nazis will refuse to yield their absolute power over the sheep of the State of Washington.  Quote: Washington …

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There was a Ricochet Member, nicknamed Boss Mongo.

Oh, this hurts so much, to write the word "was".  I am sitting here at my desk, with tears leaking from my eyes.  Boss was ex-Special Forces, a family man, living in Florida with "the lovely and talented Mrs. Mongo" and kids, when he was cut down by a massive heart attack.  The hearts of …

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Communist China acts like a Communist Dictatorship. Worldwide investors, including Americans, are surprised.

What's wrong with this picture?  Since 1949, China has been ruled over by the Communist Party.  The most prominent feature of Communism is "State control over the means of production".  That means that the Government (the State) owns, or controls, the Economy.  In the 1960s, after the death of Mao Zedong, his successor Deng Xiaoping …

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Guest Blogger: Brian Watt’s excellent alternative disclaimer for “Gone With The Wind”

We all know that the movie, Gone With The Wind, was about the Civil War, and its effects on some wealthy families in the Deep South.  That movie is perhaps the best-loved movie of all time, and it is forever fresh.  Generations of Americans have viewed the film, on every possible screen, from huge IMAX …

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