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Miles of Smiles in Walls of Books

Terry Gant presents an early Christmas gift with this immensely heartening note:

My bookstore, Walls of Books in Cookeville TN, has managed to book an anti-mask Santa. We are going to have a special story time event in my store again this year, which already has a culture of being unmasked, on the 23rd. Because of all the virus foolishness, many Santas are not being booked. I came across one that said he will accommodate virus countermeasures if requested, so I asked if he would be willing to be face to face with children with no mask, gloves or plexiglass barriers. He said that was his preference. I’m not sure, but I might have booked the actual Santa Claus… He will certainly be giving children at my store a very real gift this year: a normal Christmas memory that brings joy. So we will raise cups of hot cocoa in celebration of the advent of our Lord and source of all true liberty, Jesus Christ, with one of the most fun reminders of the great gift of salvation this Christmas at Walls of Books. Sing Psalms, Defy Tyrants.

I don’t know about you, but I blinked back tears of joy while reading!

8:11 pm on December 3, 2020

Gotta Love It, Given How Vigorously The Corporate Media’s Panning It

The Gettysburg Fairy Tale


3:38 pm on December 3, 2020

The English Civil War as Current Events

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” We still have several intense weeks of litigation concerning the fraudulent 2020 election to endure patiently and carefully monitor. Trump must immediately declare war upon the seditious and traitorous individuals and organizations which have led us to this ignominious situation after four years of constant attack and duplicity. Even if the usurper Biden is upheld by the craven courts and subterfuge in the Electoral College, his illegitimate reign will be subject to daily ongoing intense scrutiny and derision by tens of millions. Republicans in the US House should immediately submit bills of impeachment for Biden and Harris. Like Andrew Jackson who was defeated in 1824 by the nefarious John Quincy Adams, in what he labeled as “the corrupt bargain,” Jackson spent the next four years in building a powerful organization to challenge Adams in 1828. That organization, under the direction of the great Martin Van Buren, was the Democrat Party. Trump and his coterie of key allies and advisors should, in the event that he is denied reelection, build such an impregnable and decisive similar organization.

Below is an excellent three part BBC series on the English Civil War. I ask that you watch it on two levels:

First, to learn about these extremely important events that are not generally taught in public schools which dramatically impacted Anglo-American history, particularly regarding the background of the American Revolution, constitutional separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights.

Secondly, watch it as current events unfolding in contemporary America, on the dangers of fanaticism from earnestly-minded bigots from across the religious and political spectrum that fall prey to their vindictive ignorance and zealotry. If continued civil conflict and open warfare in the streets comes to American communities, I am afraid that such armed militant groups appealing to the basest of motives of the lowest common denominator will prove dominant.

This series has superb production values with exceptional re-enacted dramatic portrayals of events, like watching a first class feature film.

Blood On Our Hands

Oliver Cromwell

Trial of the King Killers

There was one group of heroic figures discussed very briefly in the films which needs further clarification, the Levelers. They were the first organized libertarian political group calling for a written constitutional government established for all persons (“The Agreement of the People”), equality of all persons under the rule of law, private property rights and self-ownership (“self-propriety”), and religious toleration.

Forged in opposition to the tyrannical Stuart monarchs and subsequent usurpation of English liberties under Oliver Cromwell’s flawed Commonwealth, such forgotten heroes as Levelers Richard Overton and John Lilburne provided a decisive intellectual impact upon John Locke and Algernon Sidney, who along with John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon (the authors of Cato’s Letters), were perhaps the most important influences upon our Founding Fathers.

This long-standing noble tradition has continued on — through the Anti-federalist opponents of empire and national consolidation, the principled Jeffersonians (particularly John Taylor of Caroline and John Randolph of Roanoke) who continued the battle for a decentralized federal republic of independent sovereign states against nationalist tyranny, the Anti-Imperialist League who fought the original battle against American imperial expansion during the Spanish-American War, the Old Right opposition to Franklin Roosevelt’s and Harry Truman’s welfare/warfare state, Murray Rothbard and the modern libertarian movement — down to Ron Paul today.

Two must-read books are by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and The Origins of American Politics. These seminal books changed forever the way historians view our American Revolution and how our deepest, most sacred political beliefs came about.

Here are two detailed scholarly articles that further discuss our deep political roots going back to the Levelers:

“‘Come What, Come Will!’ Richard Overton, Libertarian Leveler,” by Carl Watner

“The Growth of Libertarian Thought in Colonial America,” by Murray N. Rothbard

3:08 pm on December 3, 2020

Walter E. Williams: Suffer No Fools, and Good Intentions

1:39 pm on December 3, 2020

Covid 19 Vaccines: Paving The Way For The Surveillance State

1:12 pm on December 3, 2020

Smacking Atheism and Leviathan Upside the Head

David Mueller sends this gem from Twitter—but hurry and click on the link before the censors disappear it:

What we were told would happen

“If you deny that truth is absolute then you’ll be free to believe whatever you want.”

How it turned out…

“Since there’s no absolute truth, whatever the State says is absolute truth. Don’t agree? Go to prison!”

11:47 am on December 3, 2020

Compelling “Compassion”

David S wrote his church when it required worshippers to diaper themselves:

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I have come to realize our fellowship at Xxxx must end after 12 years. During those twelve years we have been through a great deal. Multiple house church multiplications, friendships gained and lost, house churches falling apart, and even pastors fallen and restored. We have even remained “at” Xxxx through the unconscionable closure during the lockdown.  So, after all of that, what makes now the end? Mask mandates.

Now, I am not a “high-church” person theologically, but I do I have a Biblical understanding of what the church here on earth is supposed to be.  It is not supposed to be fearful, subservient to worldly powers, hidden or encompassed by a Zoom call. No, the church is to be Christ’s body working to bring the kingdom into this world. We are the front line of Christ’s efforts to set the world right.

Instead, we cowered in fear.  We submitted to the commands of Caesar. We forsook meeting together.  For heaven’s sake, we even closed for Easter!  Now we are being forced, against our conscience, to cover our faces during our Sunday gatherings. And for what? A manufactured crisis over a virus that is being shown repeatedly to be far less than what it has been sold to be.

Xxxx’s social media announcement that they would go along with the new mask diktat says, “We have made this decision out of care for our neighbor and respect for the governor’s request.” There is so much wrong in this one sentence, it’s hard to know where to even begin.

Let’s start with care of our neighbors.

  1. Just like forced wealth redistribution through welfare type programs isn’t “charity” because it’s forced, care/compassion for others isn’t either of those things if it is mandated

2. This presumes an overly narrow definition of what constitutes care for others.  We care deeply about others, which includes their right to exercise their freedoms of belief and conscience when it comes to medical matters such as mask wearing.

3. It is a twisting of scripture to pretend that forcing this behavior on the members of Xxxx as a condition to meet is “loving your neighbor.”

The letter continues with more insights along these lines. If you’re facing similar evil and need either verbal or written ammo to defend yourself and Christian liberty from aggressive Masked Morons, write me for Dave’s entire missive.

11:30 am on December 3, 2020


“Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their Covid-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine’s safety once the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes one.” I hope Jimmy Carter doesn’t get it. It might be what finally does him in. Perhaps Trump will join the three stooges. He is one of the biggest promoters of the vaccine.

Update: Some people think that they won’t actually take the vaccine. It will all be faked. I think that because they really believe in the power of vaccines that they will actually take it. But, yes, who knows what they will actually be given?

10:25 am on December 3, 2020

Measuring Tyrants By The Bard

Dave describes himself as a “Paleo Canadian Patriot” who’s 

Now reading Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE

What a refreshing break from the insanity devouring us!

A sister is pleading for the life of her condemned brother 


“O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength, 

 but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.”

Things old are new again, again.

Yet the sheeple never learn.

9:49 am on December 3, 2020

More Proof That Coronavirus Is The Deadliest Plague to Scourge Mankind Since The Beatles

…a new study suggests the virus could have been circulating here as far back as early to mid-December 2019 without anyone realizing it.

Would that they still hadn’t.

9:31 am on December 3, 2020

Why Walter Williams Was So Endearing to So Many

Fans of Walter Williams have been sending me a lot of emails this morning in response to my LRC obituary with stories about how they became so attached to a man who most of them had never met.  Walter’s personality was just so, well, entertaining and enlightening.  I only met his wife Connie once at a social event, but it was obvious to anyone who observed the two of them that they had a deep love for each other.  Connie seemed to smile every time Walter said something.  One emailer wrote to remind me of one of Walter’s quips, made in public, that he once bought Connie a pair of golf shoes so that she wouldn’t slip on the ice while washing his car.  What a gentleman and caring husband!  He knew this would get back to Connie and give here a good laugh.  Then there’s the instructions from the “Good Wife’s Guide” that Walter read over the air on the Rush Limbaugh Show which must have caused quite a few humorless feminists’ heads to explode.

When Walter was drafted into the army, on induction day he checked off the box asking him what race he was as “white.”  When the officer looked at him and asked him why he checked off “white” he said, “Because everyone knows the white guys get all the better jobs in the army.”  So you can see why the army eventually sent him home.

When Walter was ordered to paint one of those green army trucks as some kind of disciplinary action he dutifully compied, painting windows and all.

In one of Walter’s speeches he claimed that Connie once complained that “you’re using me.”  His response was (paraphrasing): “Of course I am.  And I hope you are using me as well.  Why would we be married if we had no use for each other?”  A good marriage is mutually beneficial, just like free-market exchange, in other words.

9:12 am on December 3, 2020

Statement by Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States on Protecting the Integrity of the 2020 election.

3:58 am on December 3, 2020

Pastor John MacArthur: COVID Fearmongering Has Created a Snitch “Gestapo” Attacking Churches

Welcome to East Berlin, U.S.A.

12:34 am on December 3, 2020

Walter Williams R.I.P.

The great economist and liberty advocate Walter Williams has died. His friend Thomas Sowell has this tribute.

8:59 pm on December 2, 2020

Fear & Profits: Government Lockdowns Fuel The Desire For Crony Vaccines

1:48 pm on December 2, 2020

They Missed a Trick: Gifts Are Not Taxed

Mr. Anonymous

saw your post … about the NY business owner who had nine people over to his restaurant.

I was infuriated that he had to shut down and had to open secretly.   

I dashed off a letter to Governor Cuomo and told him he was a despicable vile rat.  And that he lives in splendor while business people cannot feed their families.  I called him a tyrant and an oppressor.  A loathsome man.

Indeed, he’s all that and more. Nauseating, utterly evil, selfish, universally despised…

I hope the owner of that place does not pay taxes on the money he got from his patrons.  As far as I could tell any money he received was in the form of gifts.  And gifts are not taxable.

The governor of Virginia told my barber to shut down over covid earlier this spring.  Now, everytime I pay him, I tell him not to pay taxes on the money and that it is an untaxable gift.  He thanks me and tells me that another one of his clients does the same thing.

Gifting people money in cash is the way we stop this tax insanity.

12:34 pm on December 2, 2020

No Wonder the Founders Preferred Bullets to Bawling

Cops have arrested Danny Presti, one of the heroic owners of a bar that’s defying New York City and State’s COVIDCon.

Crowds shouted at deputies as they led the restaurant’s co-owner out in handcuffs.

Yo, Patriots: it takes more than words, essential as they are, to free yourselves from tyranny. The Redcoats would have laughed at the Founding Fathers if all they’d done was holler.

Thanks to David Mueller for alerting me to this development.

12:01 pm on December 2, 2020

Anyone Need a Tyrant?

Steve Smith has been

making website-suitable graphics in the style of that old Obama “Hope” poster, only these call out the Covid tyrants for what they are. 

Anyone who wants to can grab them from my web page and re-post them on their own website or to their social media. 

People can use as many or as few as they wish. For instance, someone who blogs about California goings-on might want to post the “Gavin Newsom, Tyrant” graphic.

Don’t see your favorite tyrant? I’m working on it. There are so many this year, and that’s just considering the ones who’ve gone full dictator over Covid. It’s an embarrassment of riches, so to speak.

Or perhaps just a plain old embarrassment.

11:18 am on December 2, 2020

A “Trifecta of Super-Spreader Celebrations”

Lawrence Ludlow enjoyed reading about “the Thanksgiving celebrations of LewRockwell readers!” Ergo, he’s contributed an account of his “Thanksgiving week” and its “trifecta of super-spreader celebrations” despite his subsistence in Gretchen Witless’ fiefdom:

First on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, my bicycle group in Grosse Pointe, Michigan … One of our members rents the third floor of a nearby mansion, and about 20 of us filed in and out over the evening. Each of us brought a dish for this FriendsGiving. We even got a tour of the home by the senior-citizen owner (I’m one of those, too!).

Then on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I usually host a giant dinner for all of my friends that are divorced, with no family, or are alone for some other reason. This year, I roasted a 24.6-pound bird stuffed with my godmother’s dressing recipe. I also cooked cranberry sauce and made my home-made secret salad dressing and served it up along with baked yams seasoned with pepper and salt. Two of my five guests stayed overnight since they drove in from upstate Michigan. Of course we had pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert in addition to lots of wine, beer, single-malt Scotch, and other goodies.

Then on Wednesday, I was invited to another super-spreader eat-and-drink-along — again with one of the bicycle group members hosting. This time I stuck with the Scotch and never got around to having any of the BBQ beef dishes.

Well, hey, whaddaya need beef for when there’s Scotch?!

Whatever! There were about fifteen or twenty of us filing in and out.

Tonight I’m having my monthly reading group over to discuss another chapter in Michael Malice’s book, The New Right. I may live in the witch-infested hairball-state of Michigan,

Love it!

but I’ve been ignoring this BS lock-down since Day One. I’m too old to stop living just to be alive.

Someone should put that slogan on a T-shirt.

And I try to keep my immune system functioning so I don’t have to be a mask-wearing cretin.

I had a blast. What bothers me a lot is that young people are walking around like zombie fearful Critters. I simply cannot believe what I see. 

Nor can I, Larry.

Meanwhile, let’s aspire to imitate Larry’s “trifecta of super-spreader celebrations” at Christmas and drive the totalitarians even crazier than they are!

10:07 am on December 2, 2020

Toxic Feminism Infects Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt’s football team apparently lost its kicker to an injury, so the coach was pressured by the feminism and cultural Marxism-obsessed administration to replace him with a girl from the school soccer team.  Not the men’s soccer team, but the women’s soccer team.  So petite little Sarah Fuller took off her  girly soccer player short shorts and dressed up in a football  player costume on Saturday after “joining the team” on Tuesday.  She was allowed to performs one kickoff, which went a measly 30 yards.  For this she was allowed to lecture the team at halftime and was named SEC special teams player of the week along with a real football player from the University of Florida who specializes in kick returns.

For those of you who don’t follow football the kicker is, in addition to kicking, expected to be the last line of defense against a runback should the rest of the team fail to tackle the kickoff receiver.  He is expected, in other words, to have a chance of tackling a 180 pound ball of muscle who can run 40 yards in about 4 seconds.

7:08 am on December 2, 2020

“Public Health” = Public Lying

I turned the car radio on today around noon and the news was on, reporting a glaring headline that a teenager in ( I think) Indiana has died “of coronavirus.”  My thought was: “They finally found ONE.”  Then as the news reader continued I learned that the boy had the flu, which turned into pnemonia.  And, the news reader continued, the boy had “tested negative for coronavirus.”  Neverthless, the cause of death was officially listed by the hospital as “coronavirus-related” pnemonia.

7:49 pm on December 1, 2020

Furloughed But Now Back in the Trenches of WWIII

Fighting WWIII became downright enjoyable over Thanksgiving while recruiting many to our cause, thanks to the enemy’s enormous tactical error: he banned the traditional dinner with friends and family. Suddenly, combatting COVID’s tyranny not only appealed to millions more Americans, it was also fun! And delicious!

But now we return to the nitty-gritty as patriots across the country battle the Masked Morons. Herewith, their reports from the field; may they encourage and inspire you in your struggle!

We’ll start with Sam in Georgia, who sent me a picture of himself, 

wearing my mask at Costco.

Said diaper sits across his forehead, where it will no more protect the sheeple from his independent thinking than it would from COVIDCon were it veiling his nose and mouth.

NO problems yet. Of course, we are in Georgia, and I would venture to guess that 90% are not wearing masks. Especially in pubs. That is even a smaller percentage.

And no wonder: hooking those confounded loops over your ears requires too much coordination after a couple of libations…

From southern Louisiana, S. sends

a video of the annual lighting ceremony in our small town … . Almost no one, including our mayor and the artist who has greatly improved the display, were wearing masks. I counted less than a dozen. There were quite a few Karens in the comments, but there was also quite a bit of push back.

Excellent! Because defeating a Karen requires only that weapon!

Tim in Kansas

went to the grocery store today and on my way in I noticed that the large “Masks Required” sign was back, posted in the entryway of the store but otherwise everything seemed normal until I was paying at a self-checkout stand when a store employee came up to me and asked if she could get me a mask. I politely answered “no, my doctor told me not to.” She then quickly and angrily said, “they’re required now” as she scurried off away from me and hid. I then looked for her as I was walking out because I wanted to ask her when she was a kid learning about Nazi Germany if she’d thought to herself, “Man, those Gestapo have all the fun,” but she’d apparently decided to hide.

This is the first time that I have ever been directly confronted about putting on a mask and I am a bit surprised that it was a quintessential ‘little old lady’ complete with permed white curls in her hair confronting me just about a minute before I walked out of the store and when I had walked close past at least 6 other employees, including an assistant manager, in my few minutes in the store.

That experience did spur me to search and learn that my governor issued another mask mandate yesterday but it doesn’t go into effect until Wednesday. She claims it’s necessary because in some undefined period of time there have been 60 deaths and 130 hospitalizations out of 5,800 new cases across the state. Personally I think that an infection rate of roughly 0.2% and a death rate when infected of about 1% to be of less concern than a wheel falling off my car as it sits in the garage.

And that, my dear sir, is one of the many reasons you are a serf instead of a Ruler. A politician would immediately grasp the need for an entire bureaucracy and a schedule of fines for wheels falling off cars in garages.

Next stop: Florida, from whence Scott reports, 

Walmart started up with their masked “greeter” again after 3 weeks off.  “Do you have your mask?” 

“Do you understand the exemptions?”

She smiled and let me in.

Alas, unlike Scott, a “56-year-old man living near Villages, Florida” suffered several wounds:

It’s sad that everyone here is obedient serfs, almost everybody including workers wearing masks. I was one of very few not wearing.  I stopped going to Mass here because 9 months and no change to opt out masks. You would think being older be more wiser. Just the opposite, terrified like 5-year-old children.   Everyone of all ages wearing masks outside and I’ve seen idiots in Villages riding their bikes in groups wearing masks or walking outside. Insane ignorant people who will be easy to control. …

Just went to Publix in Villages near my house and some early 70s old woman tried to MASK SHAME me for not wearing a mask, and she got all anxious and scared that I was not wearing a mask. She said HEY YOU ARE LESS THAN social distancing 6 feet from me and not wearing a mask.  

I am a very private person and just like to be left alone and don’t need to be bullied or mask shamed by the GERIATRIC MASK POLICE in the Villages. … Every cowardly old person has a mask on. THESE OLD FARTS ARE SO AFRAID OF DEATH! EVEN IF THE VIRUS WERE REAL….Where is the fighting American spirit to defy authority who have no right to MASK US?…

Anyway, I guess she thought I would say sorry for not wearing a mask but she picked on the wrong person. I said I am MORE THAN 6 feet from you and I do not have to wear a mask.> I said this is not the SOVIET UNION it is still the FREE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!  I said do you have a  clue about science? I have a science background, I told her, and that mask on your face is worthless and not helping you from the virus. Maybe you need to read and learn the truth.

I also told her I have asthma and will not be bullied because I cannot breathe with that damn thing on my face. Too bad.  She was in a rush after that at the checkout counter to get away from me because I WAS RAISING MY VOICE LOUDLY FOR EVERYBODY TO HEAR ME–THIS IS AMERICA NOT RUSSIA SOVIET UNION…

I am ashamed to be American … 

If you’re like me, you know the feeling.

Tragically, Mr. A’s church also aids and abets the enemy:

Because of the Villages NAZI enforcement with ushers and front door people making you wear a stupid useless mask or you cannot go to Mass … The USHERS are like that NAZI experiment in the 60s … where the people started enjoying their power and humiliating those who did not obey. The same with these ushers, and even the bootlicking authoritarian priests and deacons are like, DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE USHER SAFELY REMOVES YOU ONE BY ONE FROM THE PEWS—ORDERLY!!! OBEY!!!   … been 9 months now and NO CHANGE. 

So Mr. A now attends another church, in which the pastor

(originally from Ireland) makes wearing a mask optional. There are no ushers kicking you out for not wearing mask though many retarded ignorant old people AND YOUNG PEOPLE (LOL!) wearing masks (does anybody read articles or science anymore!!!) … We are a nation of cowards and deserve to be slaves to the NWO because there is very little fighting spirit among the people that should be angry. Christians are such cowards; if you believe in JESUS why you terrified of death? Because maybe they don’t believe after all.

Yep, a distinct probability.

Another casualty from Southern Minnesota, Jeff Zervas, laments,

Mask wearing here is 100%. It’s incredible. I went to a local small business today, a small shop where they do hydraulic work, to buy some parts and even the owner had a mask on and he was warily keeping his social distance. It’s actually creepy. Just a short time ago one could get away with going maskless, especially in a place like that, but no more. They don’t merely give dirty looks, they all but physically assault you. I’m being very confrontational, believe it or not, by letting my nose hang out and it affords me lots of opportunity to challenge the fools, but in the end I’m convinced that it does no good. I’m not one who shies away from confrontation, but it’s become so bad here that it really is insane to the point that the inmates are running the asylum and they’re not only the vast majority- they’re everyone! I’ve even been escorted out of places (twice in the past 2 weeks) for wearing my mask like that.

Ms. Anonymous in Colorado is

a longtime LRC reader, a Ron Paul 2012 supporter, and a fourth-generation Coloradan whose maternal forebears arrived on the Mayflower and participated at Lexington.

She, too, sustained a wound, in her case a headache when a shop she has long patronized refused to serve her unless she donned a mask. That abuse prompted this letter to the owners: 

Dear Isely Family, et alia:

Your country is quickly becoming a dystopian hellhole, and the health-food stores that Margaret and Philip Isely founded in 1955 are now an enigma wrapped in a farce, complete with handwritten cardboard signs reading “No Mask, No Entry.” These signs are in addition to other mask signs, plus signs telling fully grown adults where to stand and how to sneeze.

You have accomplished this farcical feat in less than a year, by not boldly defending the principles of natural health, in the face of COVID tyranny.

I am a 25-year Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers shopper who has benefited from the organic food, filtered water, and supplements I have purchased in your stores. On Nov. 16, as usual, the checker amicably completed my order. She even gave me a free reusable bag to replace a worn one. Exactly one week later, I was denied entry to your store and threatened with arrest because I cannot wear a mask.

I have a health condition that prevents me from wearing a mask. On Nov. 23, your employee Herr Commandant Matt bullied me at the door. I explained my situation. He said I’d have to wear one or he’d call the cops and have me removed. He told me the corporate office is requiring everyone to wear a mask or to do Instacart shopping to avoid fines from the state. I chose OPTION 3 and left, never to return. I will be shopping online, but not from you.

Several questions arise:

  1. Why are you violating the Americans with Disabilities Act?
  2. Why are you selling supplements to build the human immune system, if you don’t really believe a healthy immune system can fight a virus?
  3. Can you read? If so, try this: “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings — Personal Protective and Environmental Measures”
  4. Comrades Polis and Trump have driven citizens into bankruptcy by not rescinding their respective coronavirus Emergency Declarations. They have done so for a virus that, according to the CDC, has a 99.74 percent survival rate. Do you know how to do anything besides follow orders from deceitful politicians?

Other questions come to mind; but you can shove them, along with your products. You, like most of the USA, are cowards and frauds, when the times call for courage and discernment.

A particularly nice flourish!

You might notice $18,000+ in profits missing from the [Some Town], Colorado, store next year; that will be because I have abandoned your cruddy ship.

Sincerely and Bon Voyage,

Love it!

A “bare-faced” Jim Wetzel in Indiana “muses”

about why so very many of our fellow Americans are complying.  All this time, I was thinking it’s a matter of cowardice.  Now I’m still thinking it’s cowardice, but not resulting from fear of disease — I think most of us have figured out by now that a rag over the face doesn’t constitute protection against much of anything except being identified when knocking over a liquor store.  Instead, I think what most of our timid countrymen fear is confrontation.  They just KNOW that if they show their faces in stores, etc., some mask enforcer will bark at them, or maybe a civilian “Karen” will.  (By the way, I wish another name had been chosen for dishonor; I’ve known several actual Karens in my life, lovely women all, and quite capable of minding their own business.)

The thing they haven’t considered is that employees and local management of the places they’re going are selected from the same general population that constitutes the customers.  If 95% of the people in a grocery store are cowards, then it’s safe to assume that 95% of potential “mask cops” are, too.  They’re just as likely to be afraid of confrontation.  And I’ll bet that explains why I’ve been called out so few times: literally three times that I can remember since the whole clown show started.

I wish more people who are confrontation-avoiders realized that, even now, such confrontations are unlikely, and would become even less likely at lower levels of compliance.  It’s very sad, and shameful, that we’re holding ourselves prisoner.  We must be — there are certainly not enough “guards” to do so in the face of mass disobedience.  Right now, I’m in a 1 to 2 percent minority around here.  But I keep trying to be a small snowball being rolled about in moist snow.  I keep thinking that noncompliance might really “snowball.”

And cause an avalanche of freedom!

Kirth Gersen in Oregon is

reluctant to discuss my medical condition with people since it is ODD.😉 (Oppositional Defiant Disorder is an actual thing according to the psychological people. Since my motto for the past couple of decades has been “Question Authority!” I fit right in. This article explains it fairly well.)

Living behind enemy lines here in Oregon is getting more difficult, although our local NAPA store seems to reject the mask nonsense.  Whenever I go there nobody in the place, employees or customers, has a mask. But our local Bank has been nothing but trouble. The independent church that my family attends is still defying our pervert governor’s dictates, and I hear that our town’s police chief has stated that he isn’t going to waste public resources to enforce any of her edicts.


Mr. Anonymous reports from his outpost in New Zealand: 

Here … doctors and medical staff are wearing diapers. My medical practice had a sign saying that masks were required, but didn’t enforce it. The reception counter has perspex shields. My doctor is very nice and usually I make eye contact. Last week I wasn’t making eye contact and I explained that it was difficult to look at her while she was wearing a mask: masks are a great destroyer of relationships, which is of course the intent. Now the gov’t is requiring masks on state transport (public transport) from 19 Nov. If I was a betting man I would put money on house arrest over Christmas. When Costco won’t allow medical exemptions for mask rules the buses to gulags are lining up.

But he shared some good news as well:

Today I had an outpatient appointment: it was at a state hospital where nearly all of the staff are muzzled. A nurse was about to do a procedure and said “I will put a mask on” (a year ago no one would have worn a mask for this procedure). I said “Don’t worry, it’s fine” in a casual tone and she left her face in its natural state. It was a tiny victory. On thinking about this I concluded that being casual was the key to success: I am pretty sure that ranting about the evil insanity of masking would have made her defensive and done the cause of truth no favours (obviously making a robust stand for truth and freedom is the best course in some circumstances).

Clarification: the new mask rule applies to domestic flights, public transport in Auckland, and public transport that enters or leaves Auckland. All because of one confirmed case (sic) in Auckland. The person was diagnosed (sic) on 12 Nov and the above rules start on 19 Nov., which shows that the gov’t would be completely useless if a virus more dangerous than the gov’t actually existed.

We’ll close with this dispatch from “Jack” the Trucker in

Greensboro, NC.  I took the day off to do some laundry, work on my truck, and go to the local grocery store, Food Lion.  I’ve gotten into a new habit with this mask thing.  I’ve been slipping it onto my wrist, and walking around without wearing it.  I figure if someone freaks out and yells at me, I’ll just put it on.  So far over the past 2 months, no one has done that.  Today, I was the only person in the store not wearing a mask.  Part of me felt like I was naked, but part of me felt free, and happy.  It’s kind of fun to do this because everyone looks at you.  I mean, people actually give you hard eye contact.  As a result, I smile a lot.  I interact with people more than ever before.  I say things about the nice fall weather etc.  People don’t always respond as they’re in shock that I don’t have a mask on.  Some people are slow to respond and kind of stutter and stagger with their response, but when they do, it is almost like I pulled them out of a funk by talking to them!  I feel kind of weird, but happy!  It’s like I’m the emperor with no clothes on or something.  It makes me feel happy, because I’m being a rebel, I’m not playing by their rules, and I’m doing so unabashedly !  

And those are only some of liberty’s benefits!

Keep fighting, friends and fellow soldiers: the contest for God’s celestial gift of freedom is well worth it! Which of us wouldn’t rather die on our feet than live on our knees?

6:09 pm on December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Dave S enjoyed

two different thanksgiving rebellions this past weekend: two separate gatherings with my family and my wife’s family.  Lots of good food: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apple and cherry pies, pork chops, and much more.

We also had discussions with each family set about the covid insanity, as everyone isn’t on the same page as us.  It went over very well, and I have attached the outline that I covered in case you find it useful.

That outline consists of nine points, everything from “Moral issues: violence/coercion” and “’Authorities’ and ‘experts’ conflicting actions and statements” to “Conclusion – why does all this matter?” and “What can you do?” I especially appreciated his section on masks:

Masking doesn’t work

  1. Also cause harm

a) Mask mouth

b) Oxygen/co2 issues

c) Bacterial infections

d) Viral and bacterial disease vectors

e) Shame/emotional manipulation of people who cannot wear them

2. Only certain types of fitted masks when used for limited periods and then disposed of in a controlled way can even begin to stop an aerosolized virus.

3. Recent Danish study (that took months before a journal would publish due to corrupted peer review process)

4. Even assuming the govt has the moral authority to mandate them, they don’t work.  That makes this about controlling people, not saving lives

5. The only real purpose served by masking is to maintain a sense of fear in the face of all evidence to the contrary, a constant reminder that we are supposed to view everyone a threat and avoid them.

If you could profit from these notes when speaking with friends and family at Christmas (or before, or after!), kindly write me, and I’ll send you his Word.doc.

4:20 pm on December 1, 2020

Like Stalin Mourning That the Kulaks No Longer Farm 

Just hours after Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining at L.A. County’s 31,000 restaurants over COVID-19 safety concerns, she visited a restaurant in Santa Monica, where she dined outdoors…

Yep, the outrageous double standards we expect from Our Rulers. But Kruel’s witless “excuse” exacerbated her hypocrisy:

A spokesman for Kuehl … [said], “She did dine al fresco

Cute, swapping “al fresco” for “outdoors,” as if all us dumb taxpayers are less likely to notice the in-your-face dissembling.

at Il Forno on the very last day [before her ban took effect]. She loves Il Forno, has been saddened to see it, like so many restaurants, suffer from a decline in revenue. 

Oh, indeed, just so very sad, especially because we have absolutely no idea how that decline occurred. It couldn’t possibly be due to Kruel, could it?

She ate there, taking appropriate precautions, and sadly will not dine there again until our Public Health Orders permit.”

Oh, yes, yes, so heartbreakingly sad it’s tragic. And to think those Public Health Orders had no teeth until Kruel voted them a full set of dentures…

At any rate, Kruel’s brazen irresponsibility inspired one of my favorite gadflies, David Mueller, to send her a fan letter:

Dear Comrade Kuehl,

I applaud your decision to ban outdoor dining and then go dine outdoors!  The despicable riffraff of society who beg, whine, and complain about having their businesses shutdown and needing to feed their families need to be taught a severe lesson.  

Just who do the hoi polloi think they are?

Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Idi Amin, would vigorously applaud your actions.

You stand with the great tyrants of history.

Congratulations, Comrade Kuehl!

David Mueller

3:36 pm on December 1, 2020

The Spirits of ‘76

Here’s my choice of “Most Encouraging Story of the Day,” courtesy of Bill Martin:

NYC Bar Owners Declare ‘Autonomous Zone,’ Lock Out City COVID Officers

Owners of a New York City bar have declared their business an ‘autonomous zone’ in defiance of coronavirus tyranny imposed by city and state officials.

Inspectors attempting to enforce COVID rules forbidding indoor dining in bars and restaurants were turned away from Mac’s Public House in Staten Island by owner Keith McAlarney, who says he locked the door as they retreated.

“One of the TLC workers asked, ‘Oh, are you closed?’” McAlarney told the New York Post. “I said, ‘Yes.’”

“She turned and walked away.”

There were reportedly nine guests inside Mac’s at the time, but McAlarney says he has stopped charging for food and drink after the State Liquor Authority stripped his liquor license on Friday and is instead accepting tips and donations from those who eat or imbibe in his establishment.

Love it! One of COVIDCon’s serendipities may be that Americans increasingly reject licensing, given the stranglehold it grants the State.

Our hero has also vowed to stick to his guns (perhaps literally one day):

We’re not backing down,” McAlarney said in a video posted to social media. “You think you scared me by saying I don’t have a license now to serve liquor? Well guess what? That liquor license is on the wall. If that liquor license is gonna come off the wall, it’s gonna be done by Cuomo. You wanna come down here and pull that license off the wall?”

“De Bozo,

Love it!

you want to come down here and pull that license off the wall? Feel free to end up coming down, and we’ll end up having a conversation before you even think about stepping foot on my property. I will not back down.”

Mac’s owners have declared their property an “autonomous zone,” hanging signage around the business stating, “We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State.”

MAGNIFICENT! Finally, beleaguered Americans take a page from the Founding Fathers!

Authorities have slapped Mac’s with a deluge of large fines, but co-owner Danny Presti says they have no intention of paying them.

And another page! You go, guys!

McAlarney said the bar has received an outpouring of support, with “104 [phone] calls yesterday, 70 so far today, [from] all over the country, Ireland, all telling us to keep strong.’’

Some people stopped by to take selfies posing with the front page of Sunday’s Post featuring the bar’s act of defiance.

On Sunday, a customer asked McAlarney at one point if he could bring a party of nine.

“More than welcome!’’ McAlarney said. “A party of nine, you’ll have to push two tables together. You know how this works. … Because we lost the license, and the shutdown, we’re not charging. Everything is free.

“If you feel like making a donation, that’ll be great, but food and drink are free. Enjoy yourself!”

A 61-year-old local, Bill, praised the bar’s efforts.

“Look at all these empty places, shut down. These guys sink their life savings into these places, and they’re all going out of business!’’ he said.

“Follow their rules, and you’ll starve this winter. De Blasio and Cuomo will be fine. You’ll starve!”

Yep. Or, in the words of the Founders, “...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

11:28 am on December 1, 2020

When Respect For American History Trumps the NDAA

Ah, the National Defense Authorization Act, familiarly known to its millions of beneficiaries as the NDAA—a mandatory bill for almost 60 years since it steals our money to finance the American military. Or, as the National Military Family Association puts it,

there’s at least one thing Congress gets done reliably every year: they pass a defense authorization.

That’s good news for military families.

Oh, indeed, even if not for their relatives and friends.

The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) covers just about every aspect of military family life. Pay, benefits, TRICARE, even the commissary – anything affecting your life as a military family is addressed – and budgeted for – in the NDAA.

The NDAA is passed every year. 

Astounding, isn’t it, that the victims haven’t yet revolted against this annual extortion. Truly, “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

That means that every year, military family advocates like us are able to make life a little bit better for you and your family.

…this is when your voice can be heard – and your needs met.

Is it me, or is that an echo of Marx?

Needless to say, every president signs the NDAA with alacrity, regardless of what’s riding along with it, so he can brag about his support of “our troops.” Indeed, not even including a prescription of “indefinite detention” for American citizens delayed Comrade Barack Obummer’s autograph in 2012.

But this year, guess who’s throwing a monkey wrench into the Machinery of Thievery! Yep, The Donald! Even better is why: 

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto legislation to fund the military as one of his final acts in office unless a widely supported, bipartisan provision 

Thank you, NBC Propagan–sorry, News, for cramming your opinion down our throats.

to rename military bases honoring Confederate military leaders is removed …

Compare this stellar defense of American culture and history with Obummer’s utter betrayal of fundamental, Constitutional principle.

And remember that contrast when the revolution comes.

10:50 am on December 1, 2020

A Virtual Agora

Steve very much appreciates your reports here at LRC about 

standing up against the tide of insanity that we find ourselves in these days. It helps the rest of us realize that we are not alone.

Personally, I am hoping to amplify the voices of normalcy and have taken on a side project to do just that. As you know, social media companies are doing their best to purge “wrong think” from their sites, and as a result, many conservative alternatives are popping up to serve as a refuge for such expression. While I think that’s certainly reasonable, I’m not sure that it will help in the long run. Segregating alternative views into conservative ghettos (regardless of whether or not the thoughts are even “conservative” per se) has the de facto effect of marginalizing the opinions as extremist or dangerous. Ideally, opposing views can meet on common ground – on an even playing field.

That’s the idea behind The format is set up in such a way that all sides of an issue are compelled to weigh in – with no ominous disclaimers about one set of opinions being dangerous or wrong. I opened it up … with two issues: election rigging and mask wearing.

Anyone hungry for a scintillating debate may want to avail himself of Steve’s new forum.

9:58 am on December 1, 2020

Where is Kristol’s “Inner Communist”?

Bill Kristol, the Trotskyite who once said, “The history of the Trump family business is bringing out my inner socialist. Some defenses of Kavanaugh are bringing out my inner feminist. The Trump-era degradation of American conservatism is bringing out my inner liberal.”

8:02 am on December 1, 2020

Another Biden Miracle

In addition to ending the riots and announcing a vaccine, the CNN/MSNBC takeover of the role of the electoral college in announcing the results of the presidential election has caused Anthony Fauci who, since March, has advocated shutting down the schools, to reverse his position and become a school-opening advocate.  Another Biden miracle!

In Fauci world, as long as Trump is president “science” informs us that parents and children are to be made as miserable as possible, even if it means a large spike in child suicide, which has occured.  Now that CNN and MSNBC have declared that Biden, who couldn’t even attract a hundred people to one of his campaign “rallies,” should be the president, Fauci takes the position of “editorialist Emily Litella” on her old Saturday Night Live skit where she was informed by Chevy Chase that she had confused “violence on TV” with “violins on TV: “Nevermind!” (“What’s wrong with violins on TV?!” she asked ever so indignantly).

7:51 am on December 1, 2020