There Is Much to Be Done; Just Not Much of It Here

“There’s a shit-load of demons here.  Fuck this.” – Vladimir Solaratov, US Army Special Forces.

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Yeah. Solaratov was talking about another time and place, but maybe that’s a good idea for this particular time and place.  Fuck this blogging shit.  For the road ahead, St. Michael comes in awfully handy with the demons.  Keep him in mind in days to come.  He’s only just getting warmed up.  Pray hard.  Pray fast.  Peace be with Y’all.  I’m pretty much out of here.

Explanation and Gratitude: My good friend, FrenchReader, a wise and politically astute woman from Paris who has been commenting on many American blogs since the beginning of the Obama Era, just sent me a kind email last night.  Thank you, FR!  She’s followed our conservative blogging communities long enough to know what’s going on, but it occurs to me that I should not leave some things unsaid, for the benefit of others who may misinterpret me dumping this blog.

I wish to express sincere gratitude to those who have read and commented on this blog over the years, and also those who have been part of the conversation elsewhere.  This blog was never meant as a serious endeavor, but only as a home base for my other troublemaking.  Others did it better, after all.  It began with lurking at HillBuzz and the HoneyTrail and as a regular presence at the Conservative Treehouse.  Eventually, I helped found ForGodFamilyAndCountry and contributed in small ways to iOTW & IOTWReport, DMF, PCP, Nox&Friends, Adrienne’s Corner and Zilla’s blog, if only by commenting and providing a little artwork.  Some of those have been successes and some utter failures, but those who have commented here on this blog have always been cherished.  Thank you, Friends.  Especially thanks to Mike GFC.  Requiescat in Pace, Friend.

As a start, Trailbee and Hal and Odie and LL and LSP and Jules and Stretch and Hardnox and Terry and Morgan/Euripides and Bluebird and Barn and Shalini and Zoph and Freedom and Solaratov and Marie-Christine and RP and Chrissy and Pete and Mindful and Frankly and Motley and Ting and Alison and Adrienne and Plain Jane and Jane Dough and MadJack and BluesJunky and Earl and PapaBear and Kim/Cass and Lynn/Ravenglass and Brig and LindaG and the PoliNation crowd and Zilla and Fredd and Guy and Lisa and Kathleen and MOTUS and AstroSerf and Irish and Jeffery and SpringerAZ and those from 4gfc have been great joys.

As FrenchReader has pointed out, in her wisdom, the Trump/Brexit fight has taken a heavy toll on our friendships.  She claims that she has lost two of her best gal friends over it.  That’s been a familiar story for us all, I think.

I am quitting because I am also weary of the losses we have sustained during the Trump and Brexit fights, not because some have fallen by the wayside, but because so many have continued deceitfully, as if nothing happened.  I will not continue to work or comment alongside those who have banned their friends for being right about Trump (or Brexit), or ambushed them and got them fired from writing jobs or purposely ruined friendships or doxed people with families and children out of evil spite.  There has been much deceit and no reckoning.  And no apologies of any kind.  This has not happened here on the Grunt Blog, but in other places.  Places I will not name.  Farewell, friends.  This was never meant to be a refuge or a last stand.  Stands must be made in real life.  Blessings and Godspeed to all of you in all of your stands in life.

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NeverTrump Republicans Were Paid by Soros; It’s a Fact

And they worked hard for it.  Not that George got much for his money from those weasels.  The real question is, what ELSE did he do for them? Right, Ryan, Rubio, Jeb, McCain, Kasich, Graham and others?

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Matthew Boyle [Breitbart] – Employees of a hedge fund founded by the king of the Institutional Left, billionaire and Democratic Party mega-donor George Soros, donated tens of thousands of dollars to top Republicans who fought against President Donald Trump in 2016, donation records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show.

Soros Fund Management, a former hedge fund that serves now as an investment management firm, was founded by progressive billionaire George Soros in 1969. It has risen to become one of the most profitable hedge funds in the industry. Employees of the firm are heavily involved in backing political candidates giving millions upon millions to groups that were supporting failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidency.

But more importantly, perhaps, than the unsurprising giant lump sums of cash funneled into Democratic Party and Clinton coffers is the revelation thanks to the Center for Responsive Politics that employees of the Soros firm—now run by his son Robert Soros—pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the campaigns of top anti-Trump Republicans over the course of 2016.  Read more at Breitbart.

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It’s Still Sunday Somewhere

Sing it Morgan.

It’s a complex song, Take Me To Church, and one of the few that can make both my wife and I weep reliably, especially when sung by the great Morgan James.  It was penned by Irish Protestant weirdo, Hozier, in his parents’ Dublin area attic about his hatred of the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality during the night of a bad breakup with one of his boyfriends. He believes it describes the hypocrisy of a Church regarding a natural act that he cherishes along with the irony in his perception that someone could see a natural act as evil. In his lyrics, he used the writings of brilliant atheist writer Christopher Hitchins, and others, to great effect and beauty.

Is every natural act beautiful?  Hozier thinks it must be so.  What he may not accept is that some of us recognize Jeffrey Dahmer’s acts, like Hozier’s, as perfectly natural.  Yet they may still be grotesque and disordered. The irony we see, other than that of Hozier’s parents’ heterosexual love that provided the attic and produced the life that enabled his expression, is that God can take the ravings of a lovesick millennial and forge a beautiful lyric so universal that it can move almost anyone … if you just switch the roles.  Like Ann Barnhardt once wrote, if you take everything that the wicked old crone Ayn Rand ever said and replace the word “Self” with “Jesus,” it becomes a work of genius and beauty.

We were all born sick, young Hozier. God literally must command us to be well. When we ask for it, that is when the tears come, and the angels weep with us.

Better Hozier Lyrics:

My God has got humor
Has the last word at every funeral.
Knows everybody’s disapproval.
I should have worshipped Him sooner.

When the heavens really do speak,
He finds the most pure mouthpiece.
But the world hates them just as much.
They only know how to love their crutch.

We were born sick, I heard them say.
But this world offers no absolutes.
He says, “All I did was love you first.”
“In return you gave the very worst.”
But the thought of Heaven makes me thirst.

I was born sick,
And I hate it.
Command me to be well.
Amen, amen, amen.

CHORUS:
Take me to church.
I will worship what is good, not the father of night.
I’ll tell you my sins and you can set them aright.
Offer me that deathless death.
Good God, let me give you my life.

Repeat chorus.

If I’m a castaway in dark times,
Your love is the sunlight.
They only know to repeat lies.
You want “love, not sacrifice.”

They’ll drain the whole sea,
to get something shiny.
Your love is meaty like the main course.
Yet they stay on their high horse.
What’s that in their stable?
Nothing for God’s starving faithful.
But your food is tasty,
And you give plenty.
For this is hungry work.

Take me to church… (repeat chorus x2)

No food but the body and blood of the King,
When the ritual begins.
There is no sweeter innocence,
When He takes away our blame.
In the madness and the mystery,
Of that holy scene.
Only then am I human.
Only then am I clean.

Take me to church… (repeat chorus x2)
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

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Gotta Respect Tom Brady Taking a Stand for Trump, But I’ll Still Be Snickering About This Image in my Head Today

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Was this a complete conversion? If it’s this easy, why don’t they ALWAYS go for the 2 points? In my ignorant view, that conversion girl would not be pregnant.  Watch for yourself.  But if you look at the YouTube comments, the clear, overwhelming majority of comments say it was a terrible call that would not have held up under review.  Still, the refs made the call, and that’s that.  Outstanding game!

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Veteran Rap: Only Kind of Rap I Can Tolerate


And the only kind of cooking show!

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Wanna Go on TV with your Fake Immigration Story? CNN’s Advertising for It

As Lauren Southern points out, we shouldn’t disappoint ’em.

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Cross-Posted at Nox & Friends.

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Paul Joseph Watson: “It’s Not a Muslim Ban You Virtue Signaling Morons.”

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