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Now That’s A Burger!

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 3 weeks ago

I’ve wanted to post this for a while, but just didn’t get around to it.  This is a double burger from Fletcher’s in Gastonia, N.C.  A full pound of beef.  It was awesome.  What a good day.

Coming Changes To TCJ

BY Herschel Smith
9 months, 2 weeks ago

I said coming changes, and actually, the changes I intend to make are ongoing and current.  Please read the entire post so that you understand why this blog is changing, both in the posts and in comments.

For some time now I’ve been exhausted at the loathsome duty to post more political content.  I do hate it so much.  It bores me, and it drags me down, and I think it does with readers too.  I think I have been sucked into the morass that defines where America is today.  In fact, I have actually come to dread posting content.

America is a country of ten second sound bites, screaming, impatience, ignorance, lack of intellectual focus, poor attention span, poo-slinging and name calling, with comments by even me and over this web site by readers more outlandish by the day on what should be done, what someone else is going to do, or what must happen in order to save America.  None of the things we’ve been discussing will save America.

As Paul directed, I intend to lead a quiet life, work, take care of my family, teach them, be a good neighbor, and most of all, follow my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.  I don’t do any of that perfectly, but it’s my goal.

I also have a lot of focus on necessary things around the home, such as repair, painting, yard work and so forth.  This will take some time.  For too long now I’ve devoted too much time to this blog and too little to the necessary things.  I’ve have literally thousands of books on theology, and they need my attention.  I want to replace by dear Heidi-girl at some point, whom I still grieve, and get another female Dobie, and as you know, it takes intense focus the first half year of their lives to have a good companion.  My posting in 2021 will probably be less frequent and more focused when I post.

I am making some changes.  I will revise the “About” page, dump the blogroll, and work primarily on my own prose and thoughts rather than hitching a ride on the backs of others.  I intend to focus in the coming future on God, family, guns and survival (to include everything outdoors).

I am an engineer, and I love well-designed, well-built, well-functioning machines.  I always will.  I will discuss the mechanics of firearms and ballistics.  I love God.  I love my family, and I always seem drawn to survival and the outdoors.

I’m dumping politics.  I will discuss politics only sparsely if at all (and then only as it comes up in the context of theology, Jesus is King), I will not “endorse” candidates, I will not engage in name-calling or claims about what I intend to do about anything.

Nor will I countenance outlandish comments that make this blog (or its author) or the readers more at risk in the troubles surely to come.  Understand what I’m about to say.  This web site uses the WordPress overlay.  It is not a WordPress blog and it is hosted on a secure location, not servers owned by WordPress.

But since it uses WordPress, it keeps email addresses and IP addresses.  I don’t know how to make it not do that, and I don’t have the time to figure that out.  Any web site can be hacked.  I am watching out for readers too.  I truly don’t think readers understand the trouble to come, based on the ridiculous, outlandish comments and blog posts I’m seeing at other sites.

Besides, as I said before, this web site has sunk into similar behavior, and I won’t let it.  The only other option is to shut it down.

I want this to be a web site of thinking men, scholars, men who are slow to react or opine, judicious with their words and observations, and excited to read and discuss the things I want to: God, family, guns and survival.

Finally, I’m convinced that America doesn’t fully understand how much trouble it’s in.  We need a theological reformation and spiritual revival before any revival of America can occur.  Currently it’s just another pagan nation, and God’s judgment is upon us.  A basis and foundation in faith and family will give men a sure substratum on which to build their lives in good times and bad that guns and patriotism can never supply.

I hope you understand my decisions.  I expect to lose readers.  That’s okay.  You don’t need me or my prose to see the next bit of “news.”  It’s everywhere.  You don’t need my ten second synopsis involving name-calling or poo-slinging.  That demeans me and readers.

Don’t Forget About Your PT

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 1 month ago

With the focus being work, looking for deals and purchasing ammunition, and watching the rapid disintegration of the American project in front of our very eyes, it’s easy to forget basic things.

Don’t forget PT.  I know it has been easy for me to forget it.  I suffered today on the trail because of lack of diligence.

Wirecutter’s New (Old) Place

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 6 months ago

From Wirecutter.

As you know I’ve had some ongoing issues with my blog and I had called my hosting service to get them fixed. Obviously that didn’t happen, the entire site crashed. I’ve been on the phone for hours with tech support trying to get it figured out and I’ll probably do the same today. GoDaddy screwed it up royally when they migrated it back to linux which I had requested they do because of ongoing problems.

What I’m going to do starting tomorrow sometime is start posting on my original blog as a fill-in until they get it squared away once and for all.

The formatting and design of the fill-in blog will be a little different at first until I get some time to revise it but the content will be what you’re used to. Right now it’s mostly photos, but once I start posting on it  tomorrow, you’ll find the same stuff you find on Knuckledraggin.

While the blogs have the same name, the URL is different so please bookmark it.

https://ogdaa.blogspot.com/

Happy Easter 2020!

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 6 months ago

To my readers, happy Easter!  He is Risen!  The difficulties facing America today are nothing compared to the joy and significance of the resurrection of King Jesus, the living Christ, the ruler of the world and the only potentate, without who’s approval no king moves or decrees (Isaiah 46:10).  It was always intended by God to be, still is today, and always will be in the future, the most significant event in history, despite the juvenile attempts to rid the study of history of the terms B.C. and A.D.

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Uncle’s Wife Passes

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 7 months ago

I was shocked to see this post over at Say Uncle.  I’m so very sorry to him, and words cannot possibly convey my heartfelt sympathy or the pain and grief he is bearing right now.

I’m sorry for your loss.

Wirecutter’s Loss

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 11 months ago

Kenny lost his beloved dog.  I know this loss.  The hole in my heart from losing my Heidi-girl is still there.  We were best friends.

Drop him a note and give him your condolences.

Light Posting For The Next Few Days

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 12 months ago

It’s been a season of loss for me.  First, my job at the end of 2018.  Then my beloved dog of ten years, on New Year’s eve.

Today I lost my precious father, who passed away at 5:15 pm.  But the great thing is that he knew the Lord, so I will see him in heaven.  I will be posting, but it will be light.  I must focus on other things.  As always, talk to each other in the comments.

Encouraging Home Schooling

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 4 months ago

John Lovell and his wife are home schoolers.  For a period of time all four of my children went to private Christian schools, but of course that becomes expensive, as much at the time as sending a child to college locally.  It becomes cost-prohibitive.

Home schooling is a great option, especially since public schools are centers for communist indoctrination now.  When time permits (it’s tight right now), I’ll give you a complete run-down of an experience I had in our brief time in public school with one of my children, and the utter stupidity and ignorance of one of the science teachers.

It wasn’t long after that we decided to home school for the final years.  Not only are public schools centers of communist indoctrination, they’re homes for idiots.

Oh, John, take a brush to that hair at least once a day like I do. You have a lot, I have little left. Care for it while you can.

He Is Risen!

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 6 months ago

He is risen indeed!

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