What Really Matters

This blog is of my musings…my “nibbles and bits.” As such, it’ll sometimes touch on “third rail” topics. I ask for your charity and forgiveness if ever I offend you (or worse). No matter what subjects inspire my posts, in the end, you matter more to me…and love matters most:

1 Corinthians 13:4–8, 13 (NIV):


4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Even if we disagree, you have my love.

Scott Adams’ Hoax Quiz

Acknowledging lies about somebody or something is not the same as supporting them. If anything, you prove your good character by standing up for your enemy when they are falsely accused or otherwise wronged.

Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving, and that you…regardless of the side of the aisle you are on…didn’t think the holiday was a great time for political debate with family and friends. Thank God and give them a hug while you still can.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit.” You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (Jame 4:13-14).

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Tucker on Twitter: Former Capital Police Chief Steven Sund

Update (after watching):

“Rich Men North of Richmond” by Oliver Anthony

A Bulgarian Doing a Bulgarian

Have I told you how much I hate Bulgarians? Not the people, the exercise! (Bulgarian split squat.)

Well, I figured I’d try an AI image generator to get a Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian. Being a total newbie, I got some interesting results, but nothing close to a Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian. Until…

The final prompt was an image I found on the web of someone else doing a Bulgarian with me adding the following prompt: “bulgarian soldier with handlebar mustache in 1884 parade uniform doing Bulgarian split squat photo realistic.”

A Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian

Not perfect (e.g. the back foot should be up on the bench), but pretty impressive Midjourney. 🙂

(Cross-posted on my AI: Alan Intelligence blog.)

Big Dad Ritch’s Testimony

This is an inspiring Christian testimony from Big Dad Ritch of the Texas Hippie Coalition. I recorded it during the “The Name Lives On” release party at the Wild Goose Saloon in Parker, Colorado on Friday, April 21, 2023.

In the video, the actual song follows the testimony. Be sure to listen to it on official THC released version. It’ll sound better without all the bar noise, and it’ll support the band!

Please be sure to comment…I’m interested in your take on what he says.

P.S. This is the thought for today it inspired:

(Cross-posted on my AI: Alan Intelligence blog.)

What Is “Woke?”

A key quote from Jennifer Sey’s article:

I believe there is bigotry in the world — there is racism, and sexism, and homophobia and all of it.

But I do not believe that every challenge we face can be defined in these simplistic terms.

I believe if we do define every problem in these terms we miss the opportunity to solve them, to take real and meaningful action to course correct.

I would suggest that not only do “we miss the opportunity to solve them,” “woke” approaches often (usually?) make the problem worse.

Please read the entire article…

Same Disease, Different Symptoms

BTW, if we all have the same disease, that should give us compassion for fellow sufferers, not judgmentalism.

Speaking of sin…

Trader Joe’s Haul

Although I’ve been Trader Joe’s in California, today my youngest and I went to one in the Denver area for the first time (specifically, in Parker, Colorado).

My wife has been away helping with the grandkids, so I have had more reason to grocery shop, and I can tell you, for the same $$$, I would have never gotten as much as is pictured at the closest chain grocery store. $154 total…but it would have been less than $120 if I hadn’t purchased four bags.

Oh, and bonus, they are in the same plaza as a MOD Pizza!!!

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Final note: Employees at both Trader Joe’s and MOD Pizza were awesome.

Censorship-Industrial Complex

Great article by Matt Taibbi today:

“The Democrats’ Disastrous Miscalculation on Civil Liberties”

As he notes at the end…

Instead of facing the boiling-ever-hotter problem underneath, the managerial types decided — in the short term only, of course — to mechanically deamplify the discontent, papering things over with an expanding new bureaucracy of ‘polarization mitigation,’ what Michael calls the Censorship-Industrial Complex. Instead of opening society’s doors and giving people roles and a voice, those doors are being closed more tightly, creating an endless cycle of anger and reaction.

Making a furious public less visible doesn’t make it go away. Moreover, as we saw at the hearing, clamping down on civil liberties makes obnoxious leaders more conspicuous, not less. Democrats used to understand this, but now they’re betting everything on the blinders they refuse to take off, a plan everyone but them can see won’t end well.

Of course, even if it did “end well,” it would be wrong…and regardless of whether their intent is noble.