When the increasingly desperate Ogabe Steno Pool Media (predictably) started rolling out the “Aren’t Those Romneys WEIRD?” narrative, we weren’t in the least surprised, particularly with regards to the sudden outbursts of hateful bigotry against Mormons. The liberal fascists are, after all, according to their own statements, the most open-minded, non-hating, empathetic, tolerant inderveeduals to have ever walked the planet, so of COURSE they’d immediately launch into a smear campaign against Mormons. Nothing says “love” louder than “I really fucking hate, distrust and despise you and your weird, wacky, most likely racist religion.”
But we’ll freely admit that we hadn’t quite foreseen, though we ought to have (but even an Emperor has to miss a step at times), that the liberal fascists would be mocking Ann Romney for her horseback riding which she uses to combat MS.
Obviously they’re not mocking her for trying to live with a serious disability, that would turn 98% of their demented, subretarded short bus driving demographic right off, they’re trying to push the “isn’t it weird that she rides fancy horses?” angle. Which makes perfect sense if you’re an inner city cocoon liberal fascist who has never seen a horse on something that wasn’t a postcard, because HORSES? ELITIST!!! She IS the 1%!
Leaving aside DNCNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s inexcusably ignorant comments about how dressage does not in the least help MS victims, quite contrary to actual facts, but he IS associated with a network that wouldn’t be able to attract a clue if they doused themselves in ClueGlue and rolled through a fertile field of Clue.
It’s the sneering at horseback riding and dressage as pure snobbery clearly placing the Romney family outside of the mainstream that really gets our goat. And derisive laughter.
You see, Lawrence of Retardia, horseback riding is pretty much what this nation was built on and it is still extensively used outside of your Cocooned Liberal Enclaves where actual human beings live. And learning to ride one of those noble steeds and riding it properly is no mean feat, which is why your lead paint chip ingesting forebears probably spent most of their time shoveling horse manure after better qualified people had passed.
You’re right: There IS a sense of nobility in being able to control your charger. It proves that you are able to exert discipline, self-discipline and that you’re able to enter into a symbiosis of sorts with an animal who would much rather be running free in the wild.
In days of yore, the mastery of horseback riding set you apart from the grubby peasants wallowing in the mud, it was a way of asserting your control, your competency and, more than anything else, to cover long distances in a fraction of the time it would take to walk it. It was, and IS a skill that you have to work hard on until you finally get it. NOT one of those “skills” where you get a trophy for just showing up.
It is not to be mocked, it is something to aspire to. It is your first step on your road to upward mobility. The real kind. Not the “I once fucked the producer’s niece so he pretty much had to hire me on” kind.
When His Imperial Majesty was young, OK, youngER, there were a few things you had to accomplish in order to call yourself a man.
Riding a horse was one of them. And dressage, no matter how fwench it sounds, is one sure way of demonstrating that it’s you riding the horse and not the other way around.
Sailing a boat was another, but that was due to all of the ocean around where we grew up. If you could not skipper a sail boat, with emphasis on sail, so 500hp motor boats need not apply, you weren’t shit. If you couldn’t steer into a Beaufort 9 in a 20 footer under sail and come out on the other side unscathed, you had just failed.
Shooting was yet another. The ability to trap, forage and shoot with the necessary cleaning and cooking skills, you weren’t worth shit. If you can’t live off the land, you might as well just spend that last bullet on yourself.
All of those used to be POSITIVE qualities, and we urgently urged youngsters desiring to follow in our footsteps to go with it. Because it would improve THEM. It would teach them independence, self-reliance and pride in their own accomplishments. A pride well earned, as the price of failure at any point in the procedure was truly horrible. But even in failure, while we didn’t insult the failed candidate with an “O Well, You Tried” trophy, we were more than open and encouraging when it came to urging them to learn from their mistakes and try again.
Think about it. Sailing, horseback riding, shooting, foraging, fire building, all of them skills that any self-respecting individual ought to master, skills that can save lives, not just the lives of the skilled but also the lives of the not so skilled who just happen to come by. Because that is ONE thing that is drilled into your skull when you’re being trained: Those skills are yours, yes, but they are only given to you with the implicit demand that you spend the rest of your life spreading them for the good of all of those who don’t have them.
But in our post-civilization Democrat Socialist world, such devotion to basic, life-saving skills is “snobbery.”
Which is quite understandable, really, when you look at it from the Liberal Fascist point of view. If every single citizen of this nation had been taught how to be self-sufficient if need be, then where the fuck would the 6 figure government administrator salaries come from?
Nowhere, that’s where. And that’s why we need to teach our kids, if we have any, or our friends how to acquire those basic, noble skills which will liberate them completely from the Nanny State.
Which makes perfect sense if you’re an inner city cocoon liberal fascist who has never seen a horse on something that wasn’t a postcard, because HORSES? ELITIST!!! She IS the 1%! Because nothing show solidarity with the masses like having a 15 million dollar fund raisers with and at the mansions of arrogant Hollywood airheads like George Clooney. Nothing shows… Read more »
If (perish the thought!) Anne Romney were to suddenly pass away, the liberal media would call it a publicity stunt to bring sympathy to Mitt’s campaign. The bulk of these progtard media whores would look exceptional stretched out on a slab.
If (perish the thought!) Anne Romney were to suddenly pass away, the liberal media would call it a publicity stunt to bring sympathy to Mitt’s campaign. This is why the NDSWP is essentially the political equivalent of terrorists. They rule their own families out of bounds while scrutinizing, criticizing and ridiculing their opponents families without a second thought. Take for… Read more »
Witness the marxist manifesto in motion.
I wonder if they realize where their Thanksgiving turkey comes from… Remember this: SARAH PALIN Turkey Incident: Does KTUU TV Interview while turkeys are slaughtered in background. following the Emperors lead here’s my modest list of things every American should know how to do (unless your a liberal): 1. How to field dress a deer/elk 2. Slaughter chickens 3. Shoot… Read more »
LC Light29ID @ #:
Right on all accounts although I do take exception with changing an alternator, some can be a bitch, my sons car you need to remove the right front drive axle to remove the alt. which is a bit more complicated than most people would want to deal with.
But good list anyway
Bumper sticker: I’m voting for the Mormon not the moron
Horseback riding has been used for a long time (several decades) as a therapy for people with neurologic issues. There are non profit organizations which offer this service to our military wounded. The people who attacked Ann Romney for her choice of exercise are demonstrating some serious ignorance. Horseback riding is not a therapy reserved for the uber rich. Dressage… Read more »
LC Light29ID @ #5: Let’s hear it for the Boy Scouts of America, I learned a LOT of these things through the BSA and Merit Badges! Some more: 23) Navigate using the sun or stars 24) fly a plane (you never know when it’ll come in handy!) 25) basic chemistry – lots of useful things you can make (explosives is… Read more »
LC Light29ID @ #5:
Good list. I would add “knot tying” and “navigate by compass”.
Haven’t quilted or slaughtered a chicken yet, but there is one in the coop out back that likes to peck my ankles, so this could change any day…
Igor, Imperial Booby @ #9:
That’s what I get for not refreshing the screen – this broadens the list considerably. At this level, I would edit #30 to include collecting water, and I would add “Find edible vegetation in the wild” and “reload your own ammunition” also.
The prog nazis get nothing right…. While Dessage may be considered now to be a “elitist” undertaking – It has its roots in (memory serving) as far back as the Middle Ages – when Horses were actually a functional part of a warriors weapon, the steps and moves taught to a horse were part of a method of attack to… Read more »
Light and Igor, two books you might want to get, if you don’t already have them are: Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen, and Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons. Olsen taught outdoor survival at Brigham Young University. His students did not get to use lighters or matches to start their fires. He taught how to construct various… Read more »
Interesting article about the left, interesting shift into SERE stuff. We may need it, amazing how much of it I remember, and how much I need to refresh.
FLYING a plane is easy. LANDING one safely, that’s the real trick. . . Oh, and re: Fairchild and SERE school. Remember it well. January 1984. Brr. Took a month for all the feeling to get back to my fingertips after a week in the field, and those other fun times in Happy Valley (as we called Camp 3 of… Read more »
I’d like for those balloon brains to show up here in Texas and claim riding a horse is elitist. They may find themselves with a horseshoe print on their forehead. I also would like to add to the list…… 1. Bake your own Bread, English muffins, tortillas, etc. 2. Make your own homemade cleaning products. (I’ve been making my own… Read more »
LC Ogrrre says: two books you might want to get, if you don’t already have them are: Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen, and Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons. Another set of books everyone should either have on hand or have access to are the Foxfire series. Full to the brim of wonderful information. Everything from how… Read more »
Make and use sling, bow and arrows, atlatl or other primitive weapon.
Make black powder.
The outdoor survival skills and the books listed are good, but I’d suggest another:
“Total Resistance”, by H. von Dach Bern. I’m thinking that one might come in handy in the People’s Republik.
Lady M, wasn’t Foxfire that stated that cat hide made good banjo sounding boards?
LC Ogrrre says:
I believe it said that in book 3. lol
“If you couldn’t steer into a Beaufort 9 in a 20 footer under sail and come out on the other side unscathed, you had just failed.” Does coming out of the other side in a 12 footer scathed, but under sail pass? My buddy and I had the rudder shear pin fail in the middle of the storm and that… Read more »
Before those media elites get their snoots out of joint, they might consider, a popular pasttime among some “urban” residents in the South is horseback riding! Nothing quite like a (mostly) quiet Saturday in the ‘hood, interrupted by the sound of hoofbeats on the asphalt.
demented, subretarded short bus driving demographic I think you must mean demented, subretarded short bus RIDING demographic. I love horses, had them most of my life. I prefer gaited myself, but to each his own. No longer have the money or the health to ride, but you learn to deal. You have to be seriously stupid, ignorant and uninformed not… Read more »
Lockpick says: Does coming out of the other side in a 12 footer scathed, but under sail pass? My buddy and I had the rudder shear pin fail in the middle of the storm and that made for an interesting ride. I don’t know how many 360?s we did before we managed to reseat the rudder, but it was way… Read more »
Here’s a list I’ve always been fond of. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program… Read more »
If you can’t do all the stuff on the list does it mean you’re not human and/or useless? I’m not a liberal but I was raised in a city.
No, emily. It means your education has been neglected. As it said in Frazz, (one of my favorite cartoon strips) don’t mistake school for learning. The great thing about this kind of learning is that there are plenty of people who will teach you willingly if you ask. Some will teach you if you don’t ask, but that’s another story.
Mark12A @ #: My hubby was raised right. He’s a country boy through and through. He spent summers as a teen working on the family farm. You could justifiably say that it’s in the back of beyond. One thing I’ve learned is that you never know what you can do until you try. In an emergency I’ve been amazed at… Read more »