My Left Wing Brothers & Sisters…

The Crap being shoved at us is not Right Wing vs. Left Wing. How do I know? Because I regularly point out I am staunchly middle of the bird. I do not care at all who you have sex with, how you “do it” or under what circumstances. I really do not care. Just don’t shove it in my face.

I’m a “sperm donor” to “two Moms” who wanted a kid. I’ve got more than a dozen or so offspring in that circumstance, and, near as I can tell from those who have contacted me, they are Great Kids. I’m 100% in their corner and happy for them. ANY of them who want me to help in whatever way, I’m there for them. Yet there has been no bad outcome. Several have contacted me (Open ID) on entry to college and, curiosity satisfied, have got on with their life.

I’ve been on TV News shows advocating for this whole process. I’m all about empowering people to love their life and live it as they see fit. I’ve been in bed with a Gay Guy only to discover that it wasn’t for me… but I was ready to find out. Does that sound like a hard core right wing nut?

BTW, I’ve also grown marijuana in my living room while in college and developed the “acetone extraction” to make hash oil (of a very green kind) based on acetone solution and then evaporation onto any substrate of your choosing. Then published this.

Not exactly a Right Wing Nut eh?

What I believe in, and advocate, is simple: INDIVIDUAL CHOICE.

This life is NOT a dress rehearsal, take big bites. Some of them will be stupid and painful, and mistakes. But some will be exquisite experience you would never have if you didn’t roll those dice.

Sure, things like The Old Testament can give you some good guidance as to what’s a bad choice. (HINT: Girls getting knocked up by guys who bug out on them is not very good. Similarly guys who boff women with 10,000 other guys before them can expect medical treatment in their future. These are just facts.)

So roll the dice, enjoy the ride, but don’t be stupid about it. OK?

In that context, there are Left Wing Folks who I dearly love. Jimmy Dore is one of them. He’s sometimes wrong (as is common on The left) but usually admits it when the penny drops. And more often than not, has a good bit of clue about Stupid Left Games. In that context, this: (Has F-bombs, but only where appropriate…)

https://odysee.com/@thisweekinfascism:3/Vaccine-Mandate-FLIP-FLOP!–Biden,-Fauci,-Pelosi-Opposed-Mandates:d

How The Power Left opposed Vaccine Mandates until they were in power…

From a fellow traveler…

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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15 Responses to My Left Wing Brothers & Sisters…

  1. YMMV says:

    The left-right scale is not helpful. Start with the guys and gals who just want to be let alone and don’t force their choices on others. Go either way from that and you get people who want to force their choices on others. Communism and Fascism are the same thing, two different labels for social-ism or commune-ism. The middle used to be called liberal, but names change.

    So now anybody in the middle is called “Far Right”, with Fascist implications.

  2. H.R. says:

    @YMMV – That’s much the way I see it. Individual liberty, rights, and responsibilities vs the Nanny State, aka tyranny, slavery, serfdom and other terms, where all animals are equal, except some animals are more equal.

    There’s the old, I believe, Quaker saying, “If thee dost not work, thee dost not eat.” It’s a great motivator for taking responsibility for yourself and family.**

    Then there are those that are so damn charitable that they insist that we take care of everyone using other people’s money… in proportion to their income, of course. Surprise! Then everybody winds up as a poor charity case.



    **An interesting bit of the Bible I was taught in my younger years. I forget which New Testament book it’s in, but I’m pretty sure it was one of the Apostle’s letter to one of the outlying churches. I don’t recall exactly.

    It seems they were convinced the Second Coming was going to happen real soon now, so they gave away all they had and went out to a hillside to sit and wait.

    The message the Apostle gave them was, (H.R. Modern Condensed Version) “Get back to work. No man knows when Christ will return. So in the meantime, work and be charitable and don’t become a charity case yourself.”

    Anyhow, that’s the way I was raised, as well as many a kid that attended Sunday School back when it was routinely taught.

    Then the GEBs figured out that the way to power was to get people hooked on charity and they’d vote their rice bowl for the rest of their lives.

  3. jim2 says:

    I sent my left-wing step mother in law the stats on India vs Israel and pointed out the use of Ivermectin in India. She replied and requested that we send no more emails on the subject. That’s’ what I see from a lot of left-wing people.

  4. John Hultquist says:

    “Just don’t shove it in my face.”

    Agree entirely. Further, let others do whatever – their way.
    An acquaintance was born left handed. Parent tried to get her to play violin in the normal way. That didn’t work.
    So, she was allowed to do it her way.
    http://fiddlelessons.vydio-x.com/video/659/Katrina-Nicolayeff-The-Making-of-a-Grand-National-Fiddle-Champion-Round-1

  5. H.R. says:

    @jim2 – Drip, drip, drip. Every little bit registers. Your step M-i-l will hear or see (and ignore) other mentions of Ivermectin. It may start adding up.

    Word is getting around. I have mentioned Ivermectin in conversation with a few strangers and they seem to know what I’m talking about. A couple of them were enthusiastic.

    I thought I read something about some tiny positive mentions of Ivermectin staring to pop up in the YSM. If your step M-i-l hits one of those, she may ask you about it on her own. Who knows?


    I know you got the jab, and have had no ill effects. Same for Mrs. H.R. However, you are informed enough to have some Ivermectin around in case the jab goes sideways for you down the road or you get one of the Covid variants.

    BTW, the Mrs. now has confidence in my use of Ivermectin. She didn’t until about two months ago. The Japan approval announcement was a biggie and the more recent results from India clinched it for her. She’ll now use it if the need arises. Up until a couple of months ago? Nope.


    My wife is on a blood thinner for a weak and irregular heartbeat (afib). My take has been that the small clots that can form are the big problem that develops in those that have side effects from the jab. The other negative outcomes seem to be related to individual physiology and comorbidities.

    So I’m thinking the Mrs. should be in good shape against negative effects from the jab. I’m going to start back on my daily 81mg aspirin. (Aside: I dropped it when I was working because I’d get minor cuts all the time wrenching on machinery and I’d bleed like crazy. That’s a problem because you have to respond to any drop of blood in the shop as if it is full of bloodborne pathogens. It’s an OSHA thing. Paperwork… *eyeroll*)

    If your Dr. doesn’t already have you on a baby aspirin per day, you might want to consider it. It seems you don’t have any other issues that would make the jab or the bug particularly harmful to you, but the micro clots could be a hidden issue. From what I’ve learned here so far, it seems the 81 mg aspirin/day would take micro clots off the table, though I haven’t seen anything in depth on the subject. Just dribs and drabs and speculation.

    If you’re already taking the daily aspirin, maybe that’s why you haven’t had issues. If you don’t mind saying, are you doing the daily aspirin?

    Of course, the answer, yes or no, doesn’t prove anything either way, good or bad. But thinners may be a common factor to start looking for among those not having a bit of trouble from the jab. Maybe not.

  6. jim2 says:

    I haven’t been taking aspirin for the last several months. Up until then, I was taking about 320 mg per day. I got concerned about possible stomach ulcers, so stopped.

  7. Weetabix says:

    @H.R. – what is the benefit of baby aspirin over regular aspirin? Is regular aspiring somehow harmful? I had surgery once, and the dr prescribed baby aspirin for a while until clotting was no longer an issue. Filled the scrip later to realize the baby aspirin was more expensive that way than regular or OTC baby aspirin.

    And @E.M. – I’m with you on “do what you want but don’t push it in my face.” I don’t want to hear about anyone’s sex life whether they’re LGTBAlphabet or hetero. Do what you want in a way that harms no one and leave me out of it. Maybe I’m not right wing enough, either. ;-)

  8. cdquarles says:

    I, for one, was on the very expensive coagulation inhibitor Eliquis (5 mg a day, down from 10 mg a day after that thromboembolic incident August 2018). I had a long discussion with my cardiologists and was sent to see a hematologist earlier this year. After drawing at leas a pint ;p of blood from me for a large battery of coagulation component testing, they agreed with me in letting me go back to 81 mg aspirin daily (I also take 1.5g of sulfasalazine, which is a sulfonamide combined with salicylic acid). So far, so good. Family brought a bug home with them over the last weekend, which I got. The worst of it seems to be over, though the last 48 hours did cause some sleep deprivation.

  9. cdquarles says:

    The benefit of the smaller dose is that it is large enough to do platelet aggregation inhibition and low enough to minimize stomach ulcers.

  10. H.R. says:

    @Weetabix – jim2 & cdquarles gave the answer. Aspirin in higher doses can cause bleeding in the stomach lining, ulcers, but not the classic bacterial type. The daily low dose of 81 mg doesn’t seem to be enough to cause stomach problems and thins the blood.



    @cdq – My wife’s mom in on Eliquis for afib and my wife says it’s cheaper than the Xarelto she’s on for her afib.

    But… the Xarelto manufacture has a “club” with a coupon for those who have trouble with the cost. What her prescription insurance didn’t cover, the manufacturer discounted and her copay is $10 for a month.

    Pro Tip for all: If a prescription drug is expensive with no generic version yet, ask at the pharmacy about these coupon or discount programs from the manufacturer.

    The manufacturers do these programs for a bunch of their drugs. They are building market share and protecting against competitors with a similar drug from stealing their customers.

  11. jim2 says:

    I’m going to post this one here as this thread is shorter. If you want it somewhere else, EMS, let me know.

    Conclusions: The incidence in mortality rates and number of cases is significantly lower among the APOC countries compared to non-APOC countries. That a mass public health preventive campaign against COVID-19 may have taken place, inadvertently, in some African countries with massive community ivermectin use is an attractive hypothesis. Additional studies are needed to confirm it.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33795896/

  12. jim2 says:

    Gotta wonder when the dam will break …

    Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248252/

  13. cdquarles says:

    @H. R.
    About those “clubs”, yes there are patient assistance programs for people who are on very expensive meds; but those in the donut hole (pension too high for Medicaid, but too low to pay out of pocket though on Medicare), struggle at times. I got a marketing letter from Walmart offering a prescription drug discount if I joined Walmart plus. I thought about that, but declined, figuring the $12 a month cost would swamp any savings beyond what my Medicare Advantage plan gives me.

  14. philjourdan says:

    @jim2 – Yep. My left wing daughter told me my granddaughter wanted to change her gender and name. I told her we could debate the science at another time, but all are welcome.

    last I heard from her.

  15. David A says:

    @ Jim, the shocking statistics in that report is fatalities at less then ten percent per million of the positive cases. ( eliminates reduced testing etc, and supports India +++

    https://i1.wp.com/www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/early/2021/03/26/2021.03.26.21254377/T3.medium.gif?resize=440%2C189&ssl=1

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