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Monday, 30 March 2020

Quote of the Day for Monday, 30 March 2020

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

To paraphrase Pink Floyd —

We don’t want no trans-for-mation,
we don’t need your mind control . . .
Leave us folks alone.

— Jamie Fraser-Paige, Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 8:10 PM

H/T Shawn Haufe


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Spreely [page / profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Bern It All Down — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. KCUF Media – Facebook page
    7. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    9. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Spreely group / Spreely page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    11. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    13. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress
    14. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    16. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

DingleBerry Express Shuts Down!

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:24 AM (02:24)

Recently, KOB News reported that the DingleBerry Express[1] has shut down, at least temporarily, due to COVID-19 hysteria —

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The City of Albuquerque continues to adjust services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“It’s very serious and important that we all as a community work on some of this,” Mayor Tim Keller said

Public transportation will begin operating on a Saturday schedule, starting March 28.

The mayor also announced Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) service would be suspended on March 28.

“The ART route, that whole thing will stop this weekend,” Mayor Keller said.

Never mind that the DingleBerry Express (some call it “Albuquerque Rapid Transit” or “ART”) isn’t anything more than an overpriced remaking of the Central Avenue “Rapid Ride.”

If you look at video clips and photographs of the DingleBerry Express busses, you can see “766 RED LINE” and “777 GREEN LINE” on the top of the buses’ front ends. Just like on the “Rapid Ride” that preceded the DingleBerry Express.

In fact, the “Rapid Ride” “Blue Line” (Route 790) still exists, and still uses the same sort of buses that the “Red Line” and “Green Line” used before the DingleBerry Express was created.

The best case that we can expect from this is that the ad hoc demolition derby along Central Ave will be put on something resembling a hiatus until at least Easter weekend (Friday, 10 April 2020), as that’s when the Governor’s “shelter in place” order is supposed to expire.

“The local 66 route will continue. That’s a part of the Saturday operating schedule.”

So Albuquerque’s Number One rolling bad neighborhood and disease vector continues its operation. Just wonderful.

As for city parks, Mayor Keller said they will be open but playgrounds will be off limits.

“The state is asking people not to go to parks, there is an exception I believe for exercise,” Keller said. “We are officially closing all our playgrounds.”

The mayor said the Albuquerque Police Department can enforce the governor’s stay-at-home order.

That last line there is what separates Albuquerque’s First Crook Tim Keller from his freelance comrades.

Mind you, this schtick of Keller and Lujan-Grisham isn’t new in any sense. It’s the same attitude displayed by French King Louis XIV when he said “L’etat, c’est moi” [“I am The State,” in other words, “My every utterance is law.”] and had the phrase Ultima Ratio Regum [“the final argument of kings”] cast onto the barrels of the cannon fielded by the Armée royale française — “Do what I tell you, or my guys will point this cannon at your home and light it off.”


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. DingleBerry Express — Facebook page, Spreely page

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    3. All Aboard the DingleBerry Express — Facebook page, Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    5. KCUF Media Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Spreely group, Spreely page
    8. Resist Marxism Facebook page
    9. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    10. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Going Stir Crazy

Filed under: Dark Side, Humor, Life — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 1:49 AM (01:49)

And here I thought *I* was going stir-crazy from COVID-19.

H/T Jill Linden via Elizabeth Honce


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — AFF / Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. Darth Mike — Facebook / Spreely

Monday, 9 March 2020

The March of History: Mises vs. Marx — The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle

Filed under: Economics, entertainment, History, Media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:22 PM (19:22)

John Papola (producer of the Keynes vs. Hayek series) hits it out of the park again —

See more (including the lyrics) at misesmarx.com.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. A Bias Towards Liberty Facebook group
    3. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    6. KCUF Media Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    8. New Mexicans Against Xochitl Torres Small Facebook group
    9. New Mexico for Liberty Facebook group
    10. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    11. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    12. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    13. Sons and Daughters of Liberty New Mexico Facebook group
    14. Southwest Freedom Lovers Facebook group
    15. Vote the Air Facebook page
    16. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    17. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Stupor Tuesday 2020 — Overhyped and Underwhelming

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:24 AM (03:24)

Image H/T Stephen Carville

For what I’m seeing at about 3 AM, it looks like Gropey Joe Biden has won a lead on Bernie Sanders, with Sanders coming in second.

Whichever of them is the eventual DNC nominee matters not much to me, as the chances of my casting a ballot for either of them is as close to zero without actually being zero.

On a side note, Amy Klobuchar and Petey Buttigieg dropped out and endorsed Gropey Joe. Did Joe cop a courtesy feel on each of them as a consolation prize?

The best news of the night comes in two parts:

  1. Bloomberg, a real-life Duke of New York, came in third place after he blew through about 500,000,000 of his personal cash reserve while pitching his promotion of victim disarmament policies as a good thing. Serves him right. He appears to be re-assessing whether or not to continue a seperate campaign, or to back Gropey Joe. To be fair, the Duke did win American Samoa.
  2. On the Republican side of it all, Mr. Bill the Original Weldist got his head handed to him by T.rump. At this time (Wednesday, 5 March at 3 AM), Mr. Bill doesn’t seem to have received more than ten percent (10%) of the votes cast in any state, including his home state of Massachusetts. To date, his highest vote total seems to be that of the News Hampshire primary, where he got about 13-14 % of the votes cast. Even there, for every vote Mr. Bill got, T.rump got SIX votes. But that doesn’t stop him from sending out fundraising emails saying “this is our chance to take down Donald Trump.”

On the LP side of the 2020 presidential camapign season, Lincoln Chafee seems to be coming in a solid eleventh place, and deservedly so, as Chafee, like Mr. Bill who reportedly encouraged him to run as a “Libertarian,” doesn’t seem to have the slightest clue of what the Libertarian Party is supposed to be all about. (I for one am still waiting to see any evidence that Mr. Bill cares or ever did care about the Non-Agrression Principle. Not holding my breath here.)


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,061: Sunday, 8 March 2020 (as “Letter from Mike Blessing”)
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Concert Review — Overkill at the Sunshine Theater

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Fun, Life, Reviews, Sports / Recreation — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:42 PM (16:42)

For what it’s worth, I bought my ticket online over two months ago —

As late as 2006, I had to drive around Albuquerque, looking for Ticketmaster sellers [1]. HoldMyTicket is so, so much BETTER than Ticketmaster.

Here’s the event poster (had to convert it from .webp format, as WordPress doesn’t like that one [2]) from the Sunshine Theater’s site [3]

Leading up to Overkill, Exhorder put out a good effort. Here’s their official site, Facebook Page, and YouTube channel.

Here’s Overkill’s set list from last night:

In the middle of “Rotten to the Core,” Mike Trujillo, former host of Zero Hour Squared on the now-defunct (?) Channel 27, stopped by, said “Hi,” and we shook hands. Nothing like meeting old friends at these shows.

This was the fourth time I’ve seen Overkill live [4], and as on the previous occasions, they didn’t disappoint. I am hoping for fifth, sixth, and seventh times, wherever I might end up.


NOTES

  1. Ticketmaster Wikipedia page
  2. Nor does WordPress like the Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) format that seems so much better than JPEG or PNG. Whatever.
  3. Sunshine Theater event page, Facebook event page
  4. First time — Friday, 23 September 2005 at the Launchpad [618 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Second time — Monday, 17 November 2013 at the Sunshine Theater [120 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Third time — Monday, 27 February 2017 at the Sunshine Theater

  5. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK

Saturday, 29 February 2020

“No one wants to take your guns,” NM v. 02-28-2020

Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:46 PM (20:46)

From page A15 of the Friday, 28 February 2020 edition of the Albuquerque Journal, we have not one, but two “gems of wisdom.”

First, the writer labels anyone that owns or carries a firearm a “gun possessor,” and makes NO attempt to distinguish between criminal misuse of firearms and safe and proficient defensive uses.

So drug testing for welfare recipients, or as a condition of employment is unConstitutional and a violation of rights, but perfectly OK if you want to purchase a firearm?


NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,060: Sunday 1 March 2020 (as “Letter from Mike Blessing”)
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Summing Up the Hoplophobes and Victim Disarmers in a Paragraph

Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:29 AM (05:29)

Today’s Albuquerque Journal, fresh from the driveway, has the following in the “Speak Up!” section of the Op-Ed page (A13)

BACKGROUND CHECKS can help reduce mass shootings if they are combined with other strong measures. Close the loopholes and make purchases that are now legal, illegal. MY

If that doesn’t sum up the hoplophobe and victim disarmer mindset, I don’t know what does.

This is why I am not fond of the phrase “law-abiding” when used by right-to-own-and-carry-weapons advocates in relation to gun owners. The openly-stated intent of the victim disarmers is to make it more difficult and more expensive to own any sort of firearm in a legal manner.

Y’all do realize that calling yourself a “law-abiding” gun owner while simultaneously sporting any “I WILL NOT COMPLY” graphics or signage is idiocy. For the very essence of “law-abiding” is compliance with every little asinine, ridiculous, burdensome edict put out by the Political Classholes?!


NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — #1,060: Sunday, 1 March 2020 – (as “Letter from Mike Blessing”)
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress
    3. New Mexico Gun Rights Facebook group
    4. Gun Owners of New Mexico Facebook group
    5. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus Spreely page

Ben Ray Lujan says William Barr MUST Resign

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:44 AM (04:44)

From: RESIGNATION ALERT (via Team Ben Ray) <info@benraylujan.com> via bounce.bluestatedigital.com
Reply-to: info@benraylujan.com
To: Mike Blessing
Date: February 24, 2020, 10:15 AM
Subject: William Barr just intervened:
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So according to New Mexico’s poster boy for public-sector nepotism, T.rump is committing the unforgivable sin of “directly overruling federal prosecutors.”

Ben Ray seems to have forgotten that those prosecutors take orders from the U.S. Attorneys.

Those U.S. Attorneys, in turn, take orders from the Attorney General, who takes his orders from . . . T.rump.

So Ben Ray not only doesn’t seem to understand this concept called chain of command, but he’s got it all backwards.

As for Roger Stone, I’ve heard from other sources that he’s an absolute cretin. Which seems to be the rule rather than the exception where the District of Criminals is concerned.

And there’s no shortage of corruption in Ben Ray’s camp — if Clintons aren’t the walking, talking embodiment of graft and office-selling, I’m not sure who is.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Monday, 17 February 2020

Mike’s Birthday Fundraiser for Firearms Policy Foundation

Filed under: Life, Networking, Organizing, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:29 PM (23:29)


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

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