It’s getting on top of me.  The world’s going to hell at breakneck speed, and for the first time I feel powerless to prevent it happening.  Read the headlines of today’s Instapundit — just the headlines, not the stories — and tell me why I should feel any other way.

This feeling has been growing for some time now, which is why these pages have featured so many scantily-clad women, news snippets with snarky commentary, cars and other such trivia.

The weekend’s two posts about the future of the car business sum the whole thing up, really:  change, really bad change, is coming down the pike and there’s not a single thing that I or anyone else can do to stop it.  Standing athwart the tide of history shouting “Stop!” is a completely pointless exercise when yours is the only voice against a cacophony of voices cheering the tide along as history plunges inexorably along towards the abyss of pointless chaos and Dark Ages II.

The barbarians aren’t just at the gates, they’ve chopped the gates up and are using them for firewood to burn up not only our rights, but all those things which give us some small measure of joy.  Modern movies are total shit, modern cars are shapeless and emasculated, modern handguns are like the cars, indistinguishable from each other and underpowered by being chambered mostly for the rat-shit 9mm Paralympic.

The once-Stout Bulldog Brits are being told to cancel Christmas dinners and parties because of a virus that’s more akin to a bad cold — and they’re going to comply meekly, the gutless bastards.  And speaking of gutless bastards, the Australians, once renowned as the most ferocious warriors in the world, are being arrested in parks and confined to house arrest, all for the heinous sin of not wearing a piece of useless paper over their faces — and they’re doing fuck all to resist it.

The only good news of the day is that liberal asshole Chris Wallace has left Fox News;  except that Fox News has become more like NBC since the halcyon days of Roger Ailes, so even the good news is sprinkled with shit sugar.

I need a day off, maybe two.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the range, because that seems to be one of the few joys left.  I’m going to shoot my Mauser’s 8mm ammo till my shoulder aches — I don’t care where the bullets land, I just want to shoot until I can’t anymore.  Then I’m going next door to the pistol range, and I’m going to shoot my 1911 to pieces, or my wrist, whichever breaks first.

My only regret is that I can’t get to the range in a truck with a loud, gas-guzzling V8 engine.


  1. That’s why I don’t bother watching, reading, listening to news anymore. I figure if it’s important enough, I’ll hear about it eventually.

  2. Sorry you’re in the doldrums, brother

    My spirits have been buoyed by the Cuomu brothers joining the ranks of the unemployed, Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal and the conviction of Jussie Smollet.

    And Ammo prices have been falling quicker than Biden, Harris and Democrat approval ratings.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Of course you’re getting demoralized Kim – look at the crap you read. The mass media? They are propaganda for the bad guys and they will lie, goad, and mislead you on everything they can.

    I’m on Gab. You have to take everything there with very large grains of salt. You have to fact check. You have to mute the crazies and nutters – but the speech there is free and when you set yourself up right, you will see the stuff the media slobs are trying to hide or lie about. I knew Kyle Rittenhouse was going to walk two weeks before the verdict. I saw the body cam footage of the arrest of George Floyd a month before the media released it. Ditto the toxicology reports of the coroner involved. Just sayin’ – there’s a reason the establishment tries to portray Gab as a nazi conspiracy site.

    Yesterday I watched a clip where Australians protesting the scamdemic were set upon by the riot police. Long story short – they beat the ever living crap out of them. They pried their helmets off and pounded them senseless, when the other cops retreated they threw the helmets at them and surged after them and took more down and beat them too.

    I am not one to enjoy such things. In normal times I was a staunch defender and supporter of law enforcement and that thin blue line. But not any more. They are taking the wrong orders from the wrong people, and they will beat up old women and kids for not wearing a mask. We need to do the same thing now to leftists that they have done to us. Slash their tires, break their windows, and random assaults on their officials and institutions as warnings to the rest. I do not mean to fedpoast on your fine blog… but we both know that unless things change, only a nation of riflemen is going to save that nation now.

    Don’t be despondent; be cheerful and upbeat. Spit on your hands, raise the black flag, and prepare to start slitting throats, and get your info from a reliable source.

  4. You aren’t the only one.

    Things seem really bad right now, and they are.

    But the lights still come on, the toilets still work, and the ATMs still let you withdraw your money.

  5. Thank you for cheering me up, as you always do; reading your column is a constant joy.
    “One day, as I sat despondent, dejected, in the world without a friend
    a voice came to me out from of the gloom saying,
    ‘Cheer up. Things could be worse.’
    So I cheered up and sure enough, things got worse.”

  6. Kim, I go to videos from all over showing growing resistance. French Rioters giving police a beating. Aussie Police stations flying the Aussie flag upside down. Austrian Police saying they will not enforce dictates of Politicians and protesting in uniform with the civilians. Xi just ordered Chinese people to have 3 kids. Chinese started rioting. ETC ETC. There have been many arrests for human trafficking all over the world. If you follow the ‘NEWS’ – and I use that term sarcastically you never see the REAL news.

  7. Gunpowder therapy always helps.

    I dont think things are hopeless for us unwashed. But I dont think our masters are going to go away either. I think people like Joe Rogan, Bridget Phetasy, Barry Weiss, et. al. are at the very least hypocrites, but when they start say that shit is getting out of control you know people are starting to wake up.

    I also saw that the FEEBS have started going after Pantifa cells. Which is long overdue, but probably will end up with them picking up litter by the side of the road, rather than a superior “Air Pinochet” solution.

  8. The barbarians aren’t at the gates, because they didn’t need to use the gates. They were never outside. We created our own barbarians, right here at home. The schools and universities indoctrinated them with Marxist propaganda, and they’ve received continual booster doses from the news media, movies and TV, corporate advertising, and even professional sports. Two entire generations have been brainwashed in this manner, and now they are doing their best to destroy Western civilization from the inside. I used to think that at least I would be dead before things got really bad, but the Biden administration has shown me that I underestimated how fast things can go to hell if you have really awful people in charge.

  9. Other commenters have pointed out various rays of hope, so maybe that’ll cheer you up. That said, I’ve have more than a few bleak days of late as well. It’s hard to stay positive, or even neutral, while the US is invaded, weakened by illegitimate government, and the rest of the world laughs at us while trying to impose totalitarianism on themselves (if they didn’t already have it).

    There’s always the Texas Nationalist Movement ( I don’t like the idea of dissolving the Union, but I honestly don’t see any realistic alternative nowadays that doesn’t involve conflict that would make the Civil War look like a minor spat.

  10. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

    “The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress.”

    Socrates wrote this over 2400 years ago. Nothing new is under the sun; every generation thinks the one after it is leading us to hell in a handbasket. Our parents said the same about us.

    Is there cause for concern? Absolutely. But we’re not licked yet. And they’re terrified of us, still. See this: Crazy: MSNBC and The Atlantic Claim ‘30 Million People’ Ready to Take Up Arms for Trump.

  11. Sorry for the Gloomy stuff, I know how those days come up from time to time. About two years ago I was bitching to my 49 year old son about being upset with political stuff and he told to stop watching TV, just stop watching it because it is all crap. Now we use our TV for old series and movies, I gave up on sports because of all of inane political crap and the drivel, non-stop crap describing stuff I don’t care about instead of telling me how fast or how far someone did stuff because I don’t care about the back story that an overpaid jock was raised by two dwarf lesbians in a million dollar treehouse being fed cheese made from milking albino monkeys or some such stuff.

    I read a few blog sites like this one along with the comments and I enjoy living in a nice part of Texas and a few days ago I did meet my best buddy, we grew up together and now live less than a hour apart. We shoot guns and I drove my full size V-8 F150 to meet him and shoot my .223 Wylde and my reliable 9mm Glock which I was never going to own one of yet now I do. Life is funny stuff and we live in funny times so I do my best to have my share of fun laughing at the Democrats running downhill faster than their legs can keep up and I except they will crash and tumble before too long. Then our Republican clowns will get to do some silly stuff which might be slightly better.

    My goal now is to enjoy good company, eat good food and drink good whiskey and let the younger folk, under 70 try to figure things our and above all, when possible live in Texas.

  12. Nothing improves your spirit faster than a mag dump.

    Well, maybe some big titties.

    Big Tittles and a mag dump, well, that’s just for special occasions. Save that for when Alec Baldwin gets convicted of manslaughter and loses all the civil suits against him, milking his assets bone dry for life.

    That will put a smile on any right-thinking man’s face.

  13. Hollywood is putting out trash…but we’re starting to see some independent films come out that are pretty good. Ditto for music.

    Cars? Welcome to the laws of thermodynamics, combined with energy storage capacity. (Although the European save-the-damn-fool-pedestrian laws are a PITA for design). Forget the V-8…think of the joys of a coach pulled by a dozen or so gelded Leftists. And of how much fun it will be to wield a buggy whip.

  14. Mid Nov to Early Jan is primetime for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

    Everyone: Get thee to a sunlamp.

    And then: listen closely, because this part is important:

    CARRY ON (within the boundaries of your just prerogatives) AS YOU SEE FIT, UNTIL SOMEONE TRIES TO STOP YOU.

    Then you know, with certainty, who your enemy is, by face and name.
    And then…thwart them.

  15. Be of good cheer Kim. By the comments above, you have a readership to be proud of. They all gave good advice and made good observations.

    Besides, I bought my first CZ based on your praise for them. I now have six and want more.

    It’s no mistake the holidays start in the fall and continue into the new year. Long nights need cheer! And recoil therapy…

    1. Ditto – I just picked up my CZ75B also based on Kim’s advice. I haven’t had the opportunity to fire it yet but that will happen in the near future.

  16. I hope your day at the range was enjoyable.

    As long as freedom is in one person’s heart, the American dream will never die. I think Reagan said something like that in 1964.


  17. I have had a fun day, went to Chinese Food resturant full of unmasked folks, half of them hispanic and saw a huge, white guy, NFL lineman size man with a “Let’s Go Brandon” T-shirt, not a person thinking it was wrong and as he left the waitress gave him a big hug. TEXAS ! ! !

    Then I went out and spent the afternoon fishing, didn’t catch anything but it was a day well spent.

  18. Go to the range and vent your frustrations.
    Treat all politicians like the plague.
    Avoid TV……..except for YELLOWSTONE!

  19. Begging your pardon sir, but photos of scantily-clad women are not “trivia”; they are the things of which dreams are made of.

  20. As I’m sure Mr Free Market and The Englishman are telling you, Wee Kelpie may be telling us to cancel Christmas but by and large we are keeping calm and carrying on. As a matter of fact, I’m off right now.

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