Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Open Letter to Governor Kate Brown, Mike Whitney, and Celebrities

Open Letter to Governor Kate Brown,
Clinton Supporting Celebrities & Mike Whitney

We recently held a Presidential Election which also included state and local elections for Governor as well as all the other elected positions. Congratulations are in order for you, Gov. Brown, as you won election to Oregon's highest office.

In viewing the results, I notice that Mrs. Clinton won 51.7% of the popular vote, as opposed to 41.1% for Donald Trump. You won 50.5% of the popular vote. It seems that Oregon, like the rest of the country is pretty evenly divided in terms of liberals and conservatives.

The results were not distributed so evenly, however, if one analyzes the votes by county. Democrats won in only 8 counties in Oregon. Those counties are the most urban of our state, and are home to the largest cities. When one considers the protracted demonstrations against the results of the national election, I can only conclude that the Portland's displeasure is not only aimed at President-elect Donald Trump, but to his supporters as well. You, Governor Brown, have been elected to represent all of us. It remains to be seen how supportive you will be to the vast majority of counties, which are distinctly conservative.

I am quite confident that it is your desire to demonstrate that you will represent the people of this state fairly, whether they are Republicans or Democrats. To that end, may I make a suggestion? You have stated that you welcome immigrants from the Middle East to settle here and live in Oregon. Now, of course, unless we are Native American, it can be said that the rest of us are all from immigrant stock. This has worked out well for the majority of us until now. It has not worked out well in Europe and Scandinavia. Sweden, for instance, has become the rape capitol of Europe. On last year's New Year celebrations in Germany a thousand women were molested by these Middle-Eastern migrants. Christian churches in Germany are having to hire security to ensure that parishioners are not set upon by these Muslim immigrants, who have been masturbating and defecating in the pews during religious services. Infants have been torn from the arms of their parents during baptismal celebrations. Polls have shown that forty to sixty percent of Middle-Eastern immigrants desire to impose Sharia Law in the countries to which they have moved (or invaded).

You can pretty much figure that this would be unacceptable to the people living in the counties that voted for Trump. To be fair to both the immigrants as well as to the people of Oregon, my suggestion is this: place the immigrants from the Middle East that you want to welcome here in the counties that voted Democratic. Those would be the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Hood River, Lane, Lincoln, Multnomah, and Washington. You and your liberal compadres can welcome them with open arms. I would think that this would be the most comfortable thing for the immigrants as well.

After three or four years (when you will be up for re-election), we will all have the opportunity to see whether your policies have worked out the way you planned, or not. If so, we who were skeptical will have the opportunity to change our minds. And you, who chose to respect the feelings of Oregon's Republican-leaning counties will be re-elected by a landslide. I seriously implore you to demonstrate your respect for the voters of Oregon in this way.

Additionally, to the movie stars and celebrities who bemoan the fact that Donald Trump won the election and that Hillary lost, I have sadly come to the conclusion that you have nothing but disdain for the working class, because an attack on Trump is an attack on us. Those of us who work for a living are portrayed as ignorant, ridiculous, homophobic, misogynistic, racists despite the fact that it is not true.

I love movies. I admire the wonderful actors, actresses, directors, and producers who have given me so much pleasure over the years. I have never begrudged the phenomenal amount of money you make or the palatial homes you live in all over the world. Now, however, it has become clear that you have become woefully out of touch with the audiences who purchase the tickets to your performances. Now it is you who seem ridiculous, shallow, and uninformed. Now I do resent your politics of privilege and the pampered hypocrisy of your lives. Expect some blow-back for the hate you have spewed. What comes around, goes around. Even you ought to be able to figure that out.

The following is a copy of a letter that I wrote to Mike Whitney, a columnist who writes for Global Explaining why I voted for Trump.

Hi, Mike.

I thought your article was pretty good, saying why Trump's financial plans won't work. I hope you are wrong, but still, I thought the article was fair. Not like most of the liberal writers totally demonizing him and his followers. So, thanks.

I'll tell you one thing that surprised me about Trump. It was when he said, "I love the under-educated." 

When I read that, I unexpectedly got tears in my eyes.

Why? Because I had never heard anyone say that. In fact, the under-educated are almost universally despised. Trailer trash, white trash, ignorant slobs, etc. etc, are terms that are usually reserved for them.

I am under-educated. I earned a full scholarship to the Michigan State School of Journalism in 1967. But, I quit my senior year of high school, married a draft resistor and went to Canada. A few months later, he betrayed me and joined the Army with his friends. Two years later, we got divorced. It took me four years to get an associate degree while working. After that I met my second husband and figured I could go back to school. But, then his son (13 at the time) got cancer and I got pregnant. No time or money to return to school. We worked 3 jobs for 5 years to get out from under the $250,000 dollars we owed for our son's cancer treatment.

Every job I have had since then (sixteen years as a psychiatric child care worker and seven years at a newspaper) has required  a 4 year degree or "equivalent experience." But, my salary was capped at @7.25 per hour at both jobs.

In addition to being kept dirt poor, nothing but scorn has been heaped our way as we working class "slobs" have worked our collected asses off and suffered poverty the whole time. The working class is always portrayed as dumb fucks, crude and ridiculous. But, I find that most of them have interests that enrich our culture - hobbies after work like quilting, painting, building stuff that is useful, or some other activity other than taking selfies and talking on the phone.

So, when Trump said that he "loves the under-educated," it hit a nerve that I didn't know I had.

The Liberals have drunk the MSM kool-aid and now they think they are going to die. This is bullshit.
The working class listened to what Trump was saying and think they heard someone who actually gives a rat's ass for them. I hope we are not wrong.

I used to be a big Liberal and still retain the values of John and Robert Kennedy as well as Martin Luther King - all of whom were assassinated. I am actually praying (to Ganesh, as I am not a Christian) that The Donald will not be killed as well. Personally, I believe that I have a case of PTSD since the assassinations of my heroes. If Trump gets killed, I think I may literally go mad.

So, please ask your leftist com-padres to  lay off the demonizing of Trump, and wait to see if they are as wrong now as they were about everything else. Also, start reading,, the daily sheeple, The Drudge Report, and Government Slaves, for openers, in addition to the lamestream.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Still Here

Still Here

My last post was written while we were having health challenges and were thinking about moving. But, things have changed.

Murphy is no longer wearing the defibrillator vest. It costs $3,500 per month (paid for by Medicare) and never did work properly. It needed wifi connections that we don't have. Plus, it gave one the feeling that a heart attack was immanent, and I don't think that was good for his consciousness. So, that's gone. Still has problems with circulation in his legs, and chest congestion from 60 years of smoking, but at 76 years old, he must be doing something right.
I have had two lumpectomies to get rid of a very rare sort of cancerous tumor in my breast this year. But, so far so good. I'm getting more help for the pain from fibromyalgia and idiopathic neuropathy. So, my mood is improving. And, I'm swimming 2-3 days per week to gain strength. Plus, I am still eating a medical marijuana cookie after dinner each night and watching a Netlix movie – so, it's pretty much all good.

Enough of the health updates.

We no longer have rabbits to take care of. But, we still have our chickens. Gotta love 'em. We love the eggs and they are just fun to watch goof around. Our old friend and housemate in Tahoe spent a few weeks with us and painted the interior colors that I love. And then he converted a shed that previously held rabbits into a storage shed where we can store supplies that were taking up too much space in the house. So, things around here have improved a lot. Our doomstead is still functional. An acre of land, fertile garden area, our own well for water, a paid for home, and a bit saved up for emergencies.

Our Trout Clan has been encouraging each other to get ready for all hell to break loose for over ten years now. It looks to me that this could be it. If you read the links to the articles submitted in the comments section of the last post, you'll know what I am referring to.

Unending resource wars in the Middle East have led to millions of people fleeing their war-torn countries and invading Europe. In addition to the families seeking safety, many many young military-aged men have arrived with them. Far from being grateful to their new country's citizenry, they seem to be intent on bringing Sharia Law to Europe. These fundamentalist Islamists seem to be a Trojan Horse that will ruin civilized countries due to their Mid-evil values and much greater breeding levels than the European countries who host them. Shockingly, Sweden has become the rape capital of Europe. Sweden! It will only get worse unless they can figure out a way to deport these invaders back to the countries from which they sprang.

But, this will not happen unless the world wakes up to the Neo-con agenda of destroying the national identities of the European countries and establishing a New World Order run by the central banks and international corporations of the world. Thankfully, this is happening all over the world as the Brexit vote to liberate England from the strangle-hold of the NWO has led the way to a rebellion. Nationalists in France, Greece, Hungary, and others are gaining popularity and we shall see what eventually happens. I think they should demand that the USA cease and desist the bogus wars that have created this mess in the first place.

Meanwhile, events in the United States have led to wondering if this is a country or an insane asylum. For the first time, the dumbed-down, distracted, misinformed citizenry has awakened to the fact that they have been sold-out. The so-called “recovery” of the economy has been based on the top one or two percent pocketing almost all the money made since 2008. The national debt is over 19 trillion dollars. There are others trillions in debt hiding in the derivatives held by the financial institutions on Wall Street. A financial collapse on a global scale seems to me immanent.

Donald Trump, that brash, outrageous person who gained the Republican Presidential nomination despite not being a politician, has articulated forbidden facts that the mainstream media has kept out of public discourse all this time. Facts like how the infrastructure of our nation has been neglected while our money is squandered on wars that only benefit the military-industrial complex. How our veterans have been neglected, while illegal aliens are given all sorts of benefits and even encouraged to vote in our elections. How our mainstream media is controlled by political operatives. How both the Democratic and Republican parties share the same UN Agenda 21. Now it is being replaced by Agenda 2030. Look it up. It's even worse.

Trump supporters are being insulted and attacked. Even my own Trump/Pense sign was stolen from my yard. Trump supporters are being threatened and attacked for simply agreeing with him on the issues. But, the lamestream media doesn't want to feature the issues. They want to destroy Trump by any means necessary – from character assassination to physical attacks. Last week his star in Hollywood was destroyed with a pick ax. Then a homeless woman who was trying to protect what was left of the star was beaten. Trump's people are helping her now.

Hillary has called Trump supporters “deplorable” racists, Islamophobes, red-necked, under-educated morons. But, the tide turned against her when these “deplorables” adopted the epithet with pride. Sort of reminiscent of the “freaks” during the hippy days accepting the term and making it their own. Now that so much damaging information is being released by Wickileaks and Anonymous from the Democrats top leadership, Trump's popularity is going up rapidly.

This makes right now a very dangerous time, if history is any judge. We only have a week before the election. If they are going to kick the recent headlines to the curb, it's going to have to be with a distraction that is very big.

What's it going to be? World War with Russia? God forbid.

Natural disaster? Yellowstone is looking like a potential catastrophe. The St. Andreas fault as well as the Cascadia fault off the shores of Oregon and Washington are also showing signs of instability. We suspect that the military has weapons that could set them off.

Financial collapse? That's going to happen for sure. We just don't know if it will be before or after the election.

An EMP attack that destroys the internet and the electrical grid? Well, that would do it. No lights, ATM machines, gas pumps, television, heat, food deliveries to grocery stores, hospitals relying on all the machinery keeping people alive, nuclear power plants melting down. Unless we all started to live like the Amish immediately, most of us would be dead by the end of next year. Personally, I think this would be overkill.

What's left? My favorite! Alien invasion. Not the Mexican kind. Space aliens threatening us in some way that requires our allegiance to the New World Order to protect us. Perfect! Remember that story that Carol Rosen used to tell about her days as a close aide to Dr. Werner Von Braun. She said that one day TPTB will fake an alien invasion in an effort to control the world. And, gee, they just came out with the sequel to “Independence Day.” Coincidence? Maybe.

So, hang on to your hats, Dear Ones. The days we have been anticipating may just have arrived. Now, perhaps more than ever, our Campfire might be important to sustain each other.
So we are not going to quit now.

Love to you all.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunset comes to us all...

A Good Death

    The Murphinator had a mild heart attack on Groundhog Day. Once the EMT's were called, all sorts of emergency protocols were activated. He was admitted to the hospital in Bend and was scheduled for an angioplasty. He ended up getting the old stent that had been in his artery replaced by a new one and then another one was added. Then, they said there was something worrisome in his lungs, so he got another CAT scan. More tests were scheduled. Each time the results came in their assessment of his heart and lungs got worse. “Seems there is more damage to the heart than we thought,” the cardiologist said. “Might have a tumor in his lungs.”

They did not find a tumor, despite 50+ years of heavy smoking. I think they were disappointed. By the time he was in there for 3 days, they were telling him that they wanted him to be fitted for a defibrillator vest that would zap him automatically to re-start his heart In case it suddenly stopped. They told him that if he went home without it, he could just drop dead anytime. He went home anyway.

Now a nurse is supposed to be coming to our house tomorrow to make some sort of assessment. I think she is wondering what the heck is wrong with us. We just don't seem to be going along with the program.

I hate to be one of these old guys who talk about their health all the time. But, I think it is an issue that we are all going to face at one time or another, and it bears some scrutiny.

Let's face it, we are all going to die. Unless you are one of those who intend to have their head frozen and eventually transplanted onto a different body someday, death will come to us all. We are encouraged to plan for a good life. But, doesn't that include a good death?

There is a lot of hysteria about “death panels.” Sarah Palin and cohorts are always screaming about “death panels” and how horrific they are. I ask, “horrible for whom?” One of my worst memories is a time when I went to a convalescent hospital and was begged by several poor souls tied to their wheelchairs to help them escape. I failed them. They were doomed to languish in a nursing home that would extend their suffering until their last dime was collected. After that, it seems, death is allowed. If a death panel (end of life planning) can help me avoid this fate that I consider worse than death, I am all for it.

How about planning for a good death? Personally, I don't think going out whilst being zapped repeatedly by a defibrillating vest is an ideal way to go. Either is going out while in the hospital hooked up to a bunch of medical equipment and surrounded by hospital staff is very good either. Hospice seems like it would be a lot better. They only work with terminally ill people, so I don't think being a candidate for a future heart attack qualifies. One really good thing about hospice in Oregon, though, is that it is free.

Money is something rarely talked about in a hospital. Nobody has any idea how much these things cost, even though they work with them all the time. How much is the vest? Uh, no idea. It's been three days, and nobody can tell us yet. How much does it cost per day for the bed in the hospital. Uh, no idea.

I picked up the prescriptions that the cardiologist ordered. Over three hundred dollars for the drugs and a THOUSAND dollars for the inhalers. WHAT?? I didn't get the inhalers.

The Murphman doesn't have medicare drug coverage because he had not been taking any drugs other than vitamins and baby aspirin. Guess we are going to have to work on that. But, how much of your savings and estate is one supposed to devote to the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies? Is it the same for a young man with maybe young children to raise and a seventy-five year old man who has already accomplished most of what he has wanted to do? Personally, I think life should be a lifetime, not a life sentence.

So here we are. Preppers who are now at a different stage of life. Our culture is not a lot of help. We have lived and prepared for many forms of doom. Earthquakes, financial collapse, WWIII, political upheaval – you name it. But, we have not gotten our heads around not being able to physically keep it up around here anymore.

This winter is killing us. We have lost four buildings due to snow load, including the tipi. Half the poles have broken In half. We've had to hire a guy to feed the animals, shovel snow off the roofs, and transport heavy bags of feed. We just can't do it by ourselves anymore.

So, what do we do? I'd like to sell the place as a doomstead to someone who is into gardening and raising animals. Then, I'd like to move to Bend, where it is a lower elevation, warmer, and close to my son. There are also a lot more things to do there, like go to movies and plays and concerts and such. If we weren't pretty sure that financial collapse is immanent, I'd want to purchase a duplex with Micah (my son). But, if his job disappears, and credit is frozen, we could lose everything. Maybe we should purchase a mobile home in a park and let them do the groundskeeping. Once we do eventually kick the bucket, Micah would inherit the place, and do what he wants. It could be income property, or he could sell it and leave the country. Whatever. That is my goal – leave him something so he can get a leg up in this deteriorating economy.

The Millennials and GenXers are facing disaster. Their parents will be suffering from Alzheimers and other debilitating illnesses, and a great number of their children will be autistic. And, along the way, they all will be poisoned with lead, mercury, GMO food, toxic pesticides, and gender-bending chemical additives and vaccines. And, we can't forget the radiation that is giving us cancer as well. They are going to need all the help they can get. I can't see diverting our resources to the shameful medical cartel in this country.

I have read that a lot of people are choosing to end their lives on cruise ships. Go for a cruise and then jump off the ship when it nears reaching home. Interesting. I'm also wondering if it will become a movement to commit suicide in some politically dramatic way once we have nothing left to loose.

I'm taking suggestions around what we should do in this next stage of life. Any ideas?