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If’n There’s Any Worst Pest than Grasshoppers It Surely Is Politicians

Found this gem of a post by Jeremy Ashton. The quote comes from The Long Winter of the Little House on the Prairie series.

The Ingalls had just run into an old friend, Mr. Edwards, who gave a great explanation of why he didn’t want to settle down by the Ingalls.

“I’m aiming to go far west in the spring,” he said. “This here country, it’s too settled-up for me. The politicians are a-swarming in already, and ma’am if’n there’s any worst pest than grasshoppers it surely is politicians. Why, they’ll tax the lining out’n a man’s pockets to keep up these here county-seat towns!


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Cops are worse

there the ones that enforce and tyrannize people so i would say there much worse than the politicians. Many of them cold blooded killers from the military and use their violent nature and training on civilians. If it wasn't for so many of these dumb folks who couldn't find other jobs than we wouldn't have to follow them.

Just as

Just as the Lord brought great trouble to Pharoah and his people when they would not listen to Him and let His people go...

May the house of reps ( I really hate to call them reps ) be filled with frogs ( all who have been corrupted ). Also for all corrupted officials of every level within our government.

May their personal houses be filled with frogs too. Over-run!

Inside and outside. In their beds, in their toilets, in there stoves and refrigerators, in their cellars, in their attics, in their garages, in their closets, in their clothing, in their cereal boxes, cigar boxes, in their shoes and socks, in their wallets, in their stock portfolios, in their automobiles and limos, and in their yachts and private jets, in their mistresses residence also, in their nulcear shelters.....did I miss anything?

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Frogs?! The lowly tumblebug might symbolize a lower form.

"The critic's symbol should be the tumble-bug: he deposits his egg in somebody else's dung, otherwise he could not hatch it." - Mark Twain, Notebook, 1904

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

You have described a callow fool, a ... ass, a mere tumblebug

"Vote: the only commodity that is peddleable without a license." - Mark Twain. More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927

"As you describe me I can picture myself as I was, 22 years ago. The portrait is correct. You think I have grown some; upon my word there was room for it. You have described a callow fool, a self-sufficient ass, a mere human tumble-bug, stern in air, heaving at his bit of dung & imagining he is re-modeling the world & is entirely capable of doing it right. Ignorance, intolerance, egotism, self-assertion, opaque perception, dense & pitiful chuckle-headedness -- & an almost pathetic unconsciousness of it all. That is what I was at 19 - 20; & that is what the average Southerner is at 60 to-day. Northerners, too, of a certain grade. It is of children like this that voters are made. And such is the primal source of our government! A man hardly knows whether to swear or cry over it." - Mark Twain letter to Jacob H. Burrough, 1 November 1876

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

That Should Apply

Also to foreign offshore banksters like Soros, Rockefeller, Rothschild, etc.

I give you...THIS


For The Power of The Republic!

In case you didn't know, there's another libertarian connection:

Roger MacBride edited a book entitled, The Lady and the Tycoon, a collection of letters between Rose Wilder Lane (Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter) and Jasper Crane.

Through much of Mr. MacBride's own correspondence with Ms. Lane, she began to consider him as her intellectual progeny so in view of the fact that she had no heirs, she bequeathed to him her rights to her mother's Little House books! He also co-produced the titular television show.

He was the elector from The Electoral College in the 1972 presidential election, who was "bound" to vote for Nixon but voted for the Libertarian candidate, John Hospers instead! This made Hospers the first and only Libertarian to receive an electoral vote and Ms. Tonie Nathan (his vice-presidential running mate) the only woman in American history to receive an electoral vote!

When we hosted the first National Libertarian Party Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1973 I went to the airport with a small entourage to welcome and escort Mr. MacBride to the convention. He was a private pilot and soloed in for the day. I think we really surprised him with this attention. He seemed rather humble, unassuming and genuinely appreciative. Guess he was just going to rent a car or get a cab. We figured it was the least we could do after what he did for us and the movement.

Then in 1976 he himself was nominated as the presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party. Guess we weren't finished showing our appreciation!

Anyway, just thought y'all might get a kick out of this story. Funny how the different threads of life intertwine...

sounds like hate speech. im

sounds like hate speech. im contacting DHS about this so called "ingalls" character. if you see something, say something. do the courageou thing and report others.

"The politicians are a-swarming in already"

Just try watching one grasshopper, or locust, up close in it's devouring mode, and you have a picture of what a swarm can do in competing with Us for our food and landscape's very survival.


Once we learn to recognize that among the political majority, our survival is as meaningless as is to grasshoppers and locusts; then we'll naturally begin to take greater responsibility for our own rights to survive, and even thrive, above their unconstitutional threats of total consumption.


God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: - Acts 17:24-27

That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. - Acts 15:17-18

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass



Freedom is my Worship Word!

say what you will

Little House on the Prairie is a great series with great morals and lessons...

One of my favorites is when a resource extraction company laid claim, through the use of government, over their town. well, instead of giving in to the politicians and the corporations who have grown up around the by letting the company have the town, they TNT'd all of their own buildings to the ground. The company no longer wanted the land because the infrastructure was gone... the company left, the people rebuilt, problem solved.

It makes me think of today. All the government does is steal or destroy the infrastructure we work so hard to create. if we built it once, we can build it again.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

I remember that

It was sad to see what they had to do, and yet it was so gratifying and right!
One of the very best programs ever to air I think.
I haven't watched tv for almost 20 years now....I do NOT miss it nor have I EVER missed it since!
I do miss the once revered beacon of freedom called the U.S.A. in which I grew up!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

From libertarianism.org

“Why did men die of hunger, for six thousand years?” she asked. “Why did they walk, and carry goods and other men on their backs, for six thousand years, and suddenly, in one century, only on a sixth of this earth’s surface, they make steamships, railroads, motors, airplanes, and now are flying around the earth in its utmost heights of air? Why did families live thousands of years in floorless hovels, without windows or chimneys, then, in eighty years and only in these United States, they are taking floors, chimneys, glass windows for granted, and regarding electric lights, porcelain toilets, and window screens as minimum necessities?”

She attributed these dramatic developments to liberty.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Libertarian women be proud

Paterson, Lane, Rand, (and Goldman) are some great role models for women.

Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand are the "big 3" highly revered by libertarians today for their contribution to the libertarian movement, and recognized as playing a MAJOR role in how we got here. All three each wrote books in the 1940′s that helped launch the modern libertarian movement.

Here are a couple of good articles to bookmark

Three Women Who Launched a Movement

Three Libertarian Women and Energy

Emma Goldman is another woman who should be on that list. But she never gets the credit she deserves because she was... shhh... [whispers] ...a anarchist. lol