‘Murica, F**k Yeah!

John Hinderaker at PowerLine asks the question, “Shutdowns, what is the point?” It’s a very valid question and no politician anywhere is answering it coherently.

John quotes Robert Skidelsky, a member of Britain’s House of Lords and Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University.

The default policy response has been to slow the spread of natural immunity until a vaccine can be developed. What “flattening the curve” really means is spacing out the number of expected deaths over a period long enough for medical facilities to cope and a vaccine to kick in.

But this strategy has a terrible weakness: governments cannot keep their populations locked down until a vaccine arrives. Apart from anything else, the economic cost would be unthinkable. So, they have to ease the lockdown gradually.

Doing this, however, lifts the cap on non-exposure gained from the lockdown. That is why no government has an explicit exit strategy: what political leaders call the “controlled easing” of lockdowns actually means controlled progress toward herd immunity.

Read the linked article but I think that’s about right, and it leaves the politicians between a rock and a hard place. They have to back off, or the economy will die and/or the people will revolt. So they obfuscate and lie. It won’t serve much longer, at least in America.


To that last phrase, America is still America, at least outside the cities, PJ Media had an excellent story from Califonia last Wednesday. Jeff Reynolds reports that.

In a time of non-stop bad news coming from every corner of the media during the CCP pandemic, a reminder of the American spirit can encourage us out of the doldrums. That’s exactly what inspired former PJTV contributor Chris Burgard to create the new country song and video, “American Heart.” With the subtitle, “You can’t lock down an American Heart,” the video has caught fire, with more than 20,000 views in the first 48 hours since its release.

With good reason. The song came out of a desire to show that fear had kept America in shackles, and that we have the power to reject it.

I asked Chris how this song came about, and he tells a very cool story. He says that the video shoot, which took place on his California horse ranch, met with strong skepticism at first. It took several weeks to put together a shoot, and at first it was just Chris and his guitar. Too many folks he invited declined, citing the virus as a reason to stay inside.

As he began setting up the video and the music, however, folks began to emerge. Soon, he had a full, professional, concert-quality country band at his ranch. Check below for the bios—there are a lot of big names in the industry that came together for this effort.

Viewers should not see this as a partisan issue, Chris told me, but rather a return to American values. Let’s leave behind fear and let’s return to the rugged sense of American freedom that we all inherited.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Famericanmadeband2020%2Fvideos%2F2983395038423957%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Click that link! You know you want to and I can’t embed this one. You won’t regret it.

American Heart

Two months into COVID lockdown, we felt the country could use some inspiration.

Friends and neighbors agreed. So we started a band, recorded a song, and got the neighbors together to make this video.

We hope it makes folks happy and does a little bit to lift up our country. A portion of the proceeds from each download goes to COVID19 related charity, Meals For Heroes.

“Getting this many people to come out to do a nice Pro-American, Christian video is huge,” Burgard said. “The fact that you did it during Covid lockdown? You’re here because people are starting to figure out, yes we need to be cautious, yes we need to be smart, but we’re not frickin sheep. Ok? This country was founded on freedom. This country wasn’t founded on fear.”

Chris Burgard

So go download it already. What better way this year to start Memorial Day weekend!

 

As my neighbors out here in Nebraska would say:

Cowboy Up!

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28 Responses to ‘Murica, F**k Yeah!

  1. audremyers says:

    I’m such a sucker for American Patriotism; gets me all choked up. Just put the link on my FB page.

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  2. Scoop says:

    We fought in Europe during the outbreak of the Spanish Flu and probably lost as many to the flu as we did to bullets. But that wasn’t the first time we had done this. Our history began with this type of scenario. We fought the British while they infected our shores with smallpox during the American Revolution and we survived both.

    A little history for folks: https://www.armyheritage.org/75-information/soldier-stories/209-smallpox

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  3. the unit says:

    “Cowboy Up!” I like that. Ain’t nothing like “Jumping the Shark.”
    Let’s go “Noodling” somewhere down the river, before the next branch, and when we come to it, float where the current takes us. 🙂
    (P.S. Never did Noodling myself, but Dad did. Well, did discover a hole in my pocket in the fourth grade.)

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  4. the unit says:

    It’s almost time for Sunday Funnies. Love the title of last Sunday Funnies blog, “Are we there yet.”
    I been waking up last few mornings wondering if when I reboot I’ll learn whatever “the point” (Hinderaker), it’s over now like i.e. when the hurricane moves on past me ?
    I spied the Swiss Army Knife on my desk next to my laptop just now (also have one in my truck) and thought would it help me fight the Coronovirus?
    So researched it and found there’s a movie about a Swiss Army Man. I give up, but won’t use mine to slit my wrists.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Army_Man
    Might like to use it on all the pols though. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Thought crosses my mind,every morning when I stick my Case stockman’s knife in my pocket, not to mention the Leatherman on my belt. 🙂

      This week, don’t know yet, depends what attracts me in the morning! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Talking knives is interesting.
        Don’t carry those Swiss’s in my pocket. Got two other Case xx, just two blade ones, one for my pocket and one on desk for fingernail cleaning.
        In my dad’s old watchmaker’s bench there is a Camco 512, still sharp as can be, that he used to pop off the back of watches he was to fix.
        Never until now looked for info on Camco. Seems some controversy whether China made. I don’t know, but it’s so old Chiang Kai-shek must’ve struck it if it came from there 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          That had something to do, quite a lot really, with why I replace my Old Timer with the case, made in America always matters, sometimes you can’t help it, but its worth the money. It’s also the sharpest knife from the factory I’ve ever had. Haven’t even stropped it yet. 🙂

          Yeah, my main problem with the Swiss Army knives is their bulk, since I carry a pocket knife everywhere but an airplane, that matters. But they are good tools! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          It was on a knife forum where someone said Camco was Chinese made. Following comments said like “grow up young-un, you’re full of it”. So I said I don’t know. I’ve only used it to remove watch band pins,and never sharpened it. I inherited the bench and tools in ’97 @ dad’s passing, and he’d been retired since ’65.
          However, I’d worked at it in his shop in the late ’50s, learning to solder gold jewelry…broken chains and etc.
          I was too busy with my sweetheart and football practice to learn to repair watches. Both kept me in a horizontal position, one in the dirt after being tackled, which one, I forget? And John Cameron Swayme had swimmed across the ocean blue with Timex that kept on knockin’…or something. So dad wasn’t particularly partial thinking career was good for a son.
          Now about two years ago had a Sears guy get one of dads John Alden’s fixed up(only quit cause I dropped on concrete floor) and running. Beautiful Swiss time piece. Now Sears is closed. Will try to find the guy (probably can as he worked on the side for small shops)
          Oh, and maybe I’ll learn as a hobby in old age. Have Dad’s little plastic triangular trays that parts go in, lined up in order as to put parts back together, and his rotating basket parts washing machine. And little screw drivers and little hammers you can’t imagine Solutions used? Pre WD 40, if that ain’t it I got some recommended carburetor cleaner, should work.
          Then of course, if I can get parts (if I can tell whats broken, usually mainsprings)…maybe C & E Marshall is still in business and can help if I talk to them on the phone with a mask on.
          Elon Musk, I Am, I Am. I got bigger ideas. Time not space. I wasn’t wearing the O mask at the rodeo. 🙂
          Only a few more minutes til Sunday Funnies. Well, ’til Sunday, bet some Funnies will follow sometime in NEO’s morning.
          Gosh, night, night. Hope normal comes back soon. I’d have been asleep hours ago. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          I hear you. A few years ago I dug around on Ebay and got the (closest I can remember) same watch as my dad got for 25 years service. A Lord Elgin self winding one. Of course it kept lousy time, so I took it to a local jeweller who advertises watch repair. He did, I think, and excellent job, which he should have done for a hundred bucks. But he also said, that is one beautiful watch, which it is, very few made today, even i four figures can compare, I think. 🙂

          Elon Musk is suddenly interesting, still trying to figure out if he really got red-pilled, or is just wingeing. Either way, it’s welcome. 🙂

          And so do we all! 🙂

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