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29 March 2020


Don Bessee

I discovered a channel, Inspiration that runs restored versions of very popular old TV shows with western themes bridging new programing. It had advertised the premier episode of Gunsmoke this weekend which to my surprise had a big intro from the Duke. It was the number 1 tv show for a long time and Bonanza which is number 2 and also The Virginian which is number 3.

I had seen some of the Bonanza and Gunsmokes at my Grand Parents but never saw the half hour BW Gunsmokes or anywhere near them all. Never seen the Virginian's. They are not bad at all and i have enjoyed them for their production values and the horse handling and guest stars.

So yesterday they had a chi com virus PSA with new show stars being pushed with a mix of old TV personalities.

To my surprise they had very recent video of James Drury who was the star of my newly discovered Virginians do a small bit. I had no idea he was still alive and was pleasantly surprised and he looked happy.

Then this today -


RIP Virginian I am just getting to enjoy your work.


Bill Tozer

For a change of pace.....one writer’s opinion

Sickness and Stoicism


Mary Wanna

Who? Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary after eight months during which she held no regular news briefings

Bill Tozer

Don @ 8:17 pm.

Good story. Thank you. Other recent passings include Bill Withers and Kenny Rogers. Wasn’t a huge fan of either, but probably never gave them a chance.

-Story number 1:
Around 1973. Guy asks me if I want get into a concert for free. Venue was about the size of a high school auditorium, maybe 800 seats. All I had to do was escort folks to their seats and then sit down and take a seat when the show starts. That’s all. “Cool, I’m in.”

A dude walks out on the stage. No backup musicians if memory serves me correctly. Sat on a stool, reached down to his guitar case, picked it up, tuned for a few seconds, and started singing and playing his music into the mic. It was Bill Withers. Oh, the seat I saved for myself (and a couple of friends) was front row center. Lean On Me was ok, but I remember Grandma’s Hands for some reason, again from Foggy Bottom memory.
I walked folks to their seats and saw Withers, Seals and Crofts (thumbs down, I was into the faster beats and their singing made my ears hurt, lol ), and Dan Licks and his Hot Licks. Dan Hicks and those Hot Licks are the most famous alumni from SF State, Mr. Boardman’s alma mater...ok, maybe that lady who does voiceovers for Lois on The Family Guy is the most famous.

RIP Bill Withers. Looking at your bio, you were the real deal. Grandma’s hands. Ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone.




Posted by: Bill Tozer | 07 April 2020 at 09:14 AM

Heard elsewhere Bill…..

"Kenny Rogers passed away just before the whole COVID-19 fiasco really got started……you've got to hand it to him….he knew when to fold em!"


See the news out of Wisconsin? People will rather risk death than vote by mail. Not a good sign for the swamp queen's plan to rig the elections.


Porn, booze, tobacco, weed, chocolate consumption rising…

Really…..what's happening at places other than dugsKKKis?


Bill Tozer

Fish, lol.

Story #2.

Now is around 1977? In Portland. One day co-worker and fellow vagabond sez “Hey, lets blow this popcorn stand and head to Vegas. “Let’s go, I’m in”. Pointed the old bucket of bolts $175.00 1965 Ford Fairlane down the long lonesome highway. Am radio playing “You picked a fire time to leave me Lucile” and we were singing along....”four hungry children and a crop in the field.”

Pull into Lost Wages. Smack dab Downtown. One story casino, had penny machines, soup line, place probably long gone. Anyway, we walk in about two in the heat of the day. Started playing the slots (nickel, quarters) and people are wandering about pulling the one armed bandits. There was a dude on the stage singing with his guitar, but nobody was paying attention to him. Nobody, barely background noise.

Then the dude starts singing, “You picked a fine time leave me, Lucille, four hungry children.....”

Yep. It was Kenny Rogers making his comeback from the Kenny Rogers and the 5th Dimension days. And nobody even gave him a glance. That always will stick in my mind. Kenny Rogers playing in a shithole off Strip hole-in-wall dive in the middle ofa weekday afternoon and I appeared to be the only one who ever heard that song...and I wouldn’t have except listening to whatever music I could find driving across the desert...The women folk loved his love songs.

Mary Wanna

Just when you thought Trump's White House Circus could not get any more bizzare. Modley is a career bean counter anyway. Who knows why Trump picks these people?

Navy Secretary Thomas Modly offers resignation after blasting ship's captain, reports say


The same can be asked of KVMR.. Right Emery?


Posted by: Merry Wanker | 07 April 2020 at 01:30 PM

Just when you thought Trump's White House Circus could not get any more bizarre (sp)

Who says we think that…..it's what I count on daily…..just one more thing that might help a Nevada City progressive into his/her hole a day earlier!


Don't remember where I picked this up, but seems to fit the current circumstances:

"The left would burn down the world if they could rule over the ashes."


"Game of Thrones" L,,,,

Don Bessee

No one even noticed -




Welcome to another episode of....."Great Moments in Self Awareness".

"I admire the skeptic, the doubter and the iconoclast."

Steven R. Frisch

Pastor Prime

You know what would have been way more fun than George's "Dropout Derby"......"Flunky Derby".....where contestants try to guess how long various trump appointees will stay at their posts. The contest could have also included side bets like how many scaramuccis was the shortest (besides Scaramucci himself) length of service, the longest; whether they resigned, were fired, acting or confirmed by Congress.. how many of them are in foxes guarding the henhouse situations.. the list is endless..


Posted by: Pastor Prime | 07 April 2020 at 04:22 PM

Hi dugsKKKi.......

Don Bessee

About time-




Paster of the church of dependable Depends?

Paster Prime

Clouseau strikes out again @ 4:29


Yup,, it's DOUGY!! Boyfriend hide your Viagra?


Posted by: Pastor Prime | 07 April 2020 at 04:22 PM

Posted by: Paster Prime | 07 April 2020 at 05:26 PM

Speaking of striking out.....you can't even keep todays fake name straight Pasturbation.


WOW!! Look who wants a "sworn statement" to pass as voter ID.
Right!! Sure thing!! Lieawatha speak with fork tongue!
A LIB tell the truth? HELL!! Look at the ones here lying about their "name"

Mary Wanna




Yet your constituents "Mary" continue to pass the joint and swap spit with the bong.
You might want to close that open mouth.

Bill Tozer

John Prine, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, dead at 73 from coronavirus complications

“Born in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Illinois, in 1946, Prine learned to play guitar from his older brother. At age 23, after serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, Prine was working as a mailman and playing his original songs at the Chicago folk club The Fifth Peg. Young journalist Roger Ebert dropped in one night and penned a stellar review for the Chicago Sun-Times, helping to launch Prine’s music career.“


Hello in there, Sam Stone

Bill Tozer

Hello Sandox my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again......

Been thinking how all the Libs seem to want us old angry males to die off and get out of the way. Maybe pass a law that we can’t vote or something humane like that. Then I thought of John Prine. Oh, how far the Left has fallen. They have traveled so far from home.


Mary Wanna

Republican idiocy on full display,

Reporter: You were highly critical of mail in voting
Trump: It’s corrupt
Reporter: but you voted by mail in Florida’s election last month
Trump: Sure
Reporter: How do you reconcile that?
Trump: Because I’m allowed to https://t.co/a1eiFpZlm0

Mary Wanna

This poor blonde bimbo thinks Obama golfed more often than Mr. Mar a Lago,

WATCH: Kayleigh McEnany: Obama rushed off to golf after Daniel Pearl was beheaded.

Pearl was killed in 2002. Obama was a state senator. https://t.co/5QkFRgjoR4


Posted by: Merry Wanker | 08 April 2020 at 05:59 AM

Posted by: Mary’s Wanklet | 08 April 2020 at 06:05 AM


Bill Tozer

NIP ALERT: Andrew Cuomo’s Curious Breast Bulge Could Be Piercing, Analysis Finds


Mary Wanna

What’s a good Republican to do? Start with forcing an election in Wisconsin during a pandemic, refusing to move the election to June, and eliminating polling stations. On Friday, Milwaukee election officials announced the city would open only five polling locations for the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, April 7. The city typically has 180 voting cites, but axed other locations due to mass poll worker shortages.

And Trump says that mail in voting is totally corrupt but he does it.


Posted by: Messy Wanda | 08 April 2020 at 07:32 AM

..... gähnen.

Bill Tozer

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow.

Perhaps you should take you grievance to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court which ruled that the Governor of the Great State of Wisconsin.does not have the authority to change the election date. It’s one of those State constitutionally issues kinda of thangs.

Besides, it’s just a meaningless Dem primary and no one cares. It’s not like a real race is going on. We all know the Dem voters of America have chosen Decrepit Joe, slayer of Corn Pop, to lead the Dems to glorious victory in the fall. I know, I now. Orange Man Bad is going to cancel the November elections according to your beloved Enemy of the People.


I see you have not finished your homework.


re: Mary "Reporter: You were highly critical of mail in voting"

You don't understand what the argument is about. Dunno how it works in the UK or elsewhere. This isn't about mail-in voting, but expanding mail-in voting. Both sides will take a stance on tactics that favor their candidates.

Generally, any voting mechanism that makes it easier for less enthusiastic (or intelligent) voters to vote favors Democrats. You can pretty much count on the Tea Partistas and the urban upper middle class (what used to be mainline Protestants before they became a quasi-religion of 'Progressives') to vote, not so much the urban poor, people in convalescent hospitals, the non-felons in homeless shelters. The way that mail-in voting is expanded is the crux of the matter and the (D)s are more well suited to take advantage. They've always been famous for sending out an army to 'help' the incompetent elderly to vote, no doubt the DNC has a cache of N95 masks ready to go for this effort.

lol, just a few months ago I got to hear from Blue Mobsters that I know how Trump was going to delay the elections for some nefarious reason.

The end game will be a page on Snapchat that allows everyone to vote all the time.

Choice #1: mo' free stuff
Choice #2: less free stuff


billt: "Besides, it’s just a meaningless Dem primary and no one cares. It’s not like a real race is going on."

Generally, I'd say this isn't about the primary, but about permanently changing the rules for voting. The Democrats keep their eye on the ball and like all of the goodies that Pelosi&Co tried to rush through along with an emergency trillion dollar bill, this is a chance to solidify some voting gains.

I hate to say it (it's obvious) but anything that lowers the friction of voting favors the Free Shit Army. Personally, I'd go the other direction and have at least the equivalent of a drivers license test for voting rights (and full citizenship rights for that matter), but it's way too late for that.

My guess is, in the long run, that increasing automation and the growth of either guaranteed income or make-work jobs will result in increasingly autocratic governments. Somebody has to keep the lid on and group decisions by an ever-increasing welfare class will give you unacceptable results.

Mary Wanna

billt: Wrong.

Wisconsin Supremes are a conservative majority court and the election is about more than the primary, it is about the election or re-election in the minds of Republicans, of a conservative judge. That is why the don't care who gets sick or dies as long as their guy wins. They hope libs are smarter and more health conscious and will stay home.

Mary Wanna

The good news is that the Republicans have instituted the Green New Deal and air quality is massively improved now that industry and commercial overconsumption is at a standstill.

And Trump has instituted Medicare for all!

And free money for all!

Conservos are the new big spending Libs!


"They hope libs are smarter and more health conscious and will stay home."

Dream on. This is all about underclass voting (or lack thereof).

Bill Tozer

Mary Mangina
Take a number and stand in line to petition your grievance before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Oh, that’s right. You have not been affected by the State’s top court ruling and thus have no sanding before the court, not to mention lack of injury and not being a party to any further petition of regress. We are (still?) a national of laws with 50 different labs of the Great Experiment. In short, you are non- essential as welll as persona non grata in Wisconsin.

It’s a burn day! To hip, the pyro in me beckons. Here, get these quotes out of the way. Later gator, chomp, chomp, How have you enjoyed your month of free Socialism? BTW, on April 1, 2020, your man Creepy Joe finally got around to saying closing our borders and imposing travel bans is a good idea, lol. Looks like flip-flopped and good thing he did. Go Joe, go! To where, I haven’t a clue. Quotes:

Insight: “And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangstersget control. History has proven that. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” —Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Observations: “There isn’t much point in trying to talk rationally to a guy in an asylum who thinks he is Napoleon. Likewise, there probably isn’t much point in trying to talk rationally to a Democratic politician or activist in 2020 America.” —John Hinderaker

Wandering minds want to know: “Washington’s money-printing appears on track to exceed anything attempted in 2008 or 2009. … Huge deficits entirely financed by the Fed to offset a government-engineered economic collapse — are we sure Bernie Sanders didn’t win in 2016?” —James Freeman

Political futures: “You have seen, at the national level, Democrats try to push election agendas, like ballot harvesting, which certainly isn’t safe going door to door to collect ballots, or things like getting rid of absentee witness ID requirements. So, those are things we’re going to push back on.” —RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Every stop to wonder why? “Those who have always been at the short end of the stick, in a moment of crisis, it becomes even more evident, and in this case even more fatal.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Dezinformatsiya: “U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours. Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported.” —NBC News (“Fun fact: China also never reported a single death at Tiananmen Square.” —David Burge)

Verbal gymnastics: “We cannot let this, we’ve never allowed any crisis from the Civil War straight through to the pandemic of 17, all the way around, 16, we have never, never let our democracy sakes [sic] second fiddle, way they, we can both have a democracy, an elections [sic], and at the same time correct the public health.” —Joe Biden

Non compos mentis: “Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications. I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice.” —ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel

And last… “Ask yourself when you want to do something good for your fellow man, do you write a check to a local charity or send in some extra to the government?” —Peter Heck


"The good news is that the Republicans have instituted the Green New Deal and air quality is massively improved now that industry and commercial overconsumption is at a standstill."

That is a funny thing, the food riots not so funny if it's kept up. C'est la mort.

It isn't 'overconsumption', it's merely 'consumption'. I'll pay attention to the Global WarmingCooling people when they admit that the problem is overpopulation. The moment that they are in favor of carpet bombing the Third World with condoms and blocking mass immigration to the First World, I'll know it's actually a meaningful concern to the climate changers.

In the meantime, it's just a combination hobby project and virtue signalling to buy some Chinese-made solar panels for your 'green' house.

side note: Crazy Uncle Bernie is 'suspending' his campaign. So much for Hopey Changey 2.0, as usual, the corporate Democrats got their man.


Posted by: scenes | 08 April 2020 at 09:02 AM

So much for Hopey Changey Phlegmey 2.0, as usual, the corporate Democrats got their man.

Yes....we're all very proud and happy that Vice President Wax Dummy will be the democrat nominee for this election cycle!


Just one of those things you run into. Explain it as you will.



Posted by: Mary Bater | 08 April 2020 at 08:51 AM

Conservos are the new big spending Libs!

It has always been so......


COLLEGE.....!! An opinion in concurrence with that of our genial host!

IS THIS AMERICA’S TURNING POINT? The answers from Robert E. Wright of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) are blunt and likely to anger all the usual suspects. Take this graph for instance:

“As I recently argued elsewhere, America’s educational system has not prepared us for the government power grab because it does not create enough Emersonian independent thinkers or, frankly, even adult thinkers. Due to the extreme Left bias of higher education, many of America’s college graduates remain intellectually infantilized to the point that they can do little more than Tweet ignorant hate at any idea that does not accord with Progressive mantras.”

Too severe a judgement? I think not, but what do other Instapunditites think? And what a neat shot of the shark!



Oh noes Mary......scenes...nailed it again!

Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Allowing Illegal Immigrants Access To Virus Relief Funds

Mmmmmm....tasty new democrat lever pullers!



I'm right there with ya' Bill,, The "pyro" in me got the smoker fired up an hour ago. What LIBS love to stuff bills with. (PORK butt)

Past her Prime

fishwich 5:34 -- you really are intellectually challenged aren't you.. subtlety is certainly not your forte. so I will 'splain' it to you. fishing for morons is way more fun than fishing for trout.

Past -er Prime -- a play on your stupid insistence that Bertie and the older woman who ran for congress are one and the same.. Duh!!


Dickhead Dougy is at it again.
So the Viagra is still missing?


But HEY!! You got "ready for the box" Biden to vote for Dougy,
That's a guaranteed win for Trump.

Mary Wanna

Past her Prime: This video explains it all,



Posted by: Past her Prime | 08 April 2020 at 10:06 AM

Past -er Prime -- a play on your stupid insistence that Bertie and the older woman who ran for congress are one and the same.. Duh!!

Don't take this wrong but other serving as convenient targets for ridicule I've grown bored with trying to decipher or assign meaning to any of your puppets!

Don't let that stop you though ....the new puppets... I mean! It's important to keep active mentally in ones twilight years.


Posted by: Messy Wanda | 08 April 2020 at 10:50 AM

I'm reminded of the repeated crowing about the intellectual prowess of progressives.....making points with music videos....impressive.

moscow dugski

fishy -- do you have any friends or is it the lack of them that compels you to regularly post on a local blog of which you are not part of the locality?


Posted by: moscow dugski | 08 April 2020 at 11:06 AM

Hey did you know that the internet is changing the way we communicate.......


LOL Dougy,, Brokeback Ridge ain't "local" either.


Frisco bay soils it's britches.
"San Francisco supervisors are weighing what they believe to be a “health threat” tied to the “panic buying” of guns and ammunition.

A resolution–File No. 200349–before the supervisors begins: “Resolution urging county health officials from the six Bay Area counties, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara to evaluate the public health threat of panic buying weapons and to warn Americans of the danger of panic buying weapons.” "


Posted by: Walt | 08 April 2020 at 11:14 AM

It's funny.....dugsKKKi....aka Mr. Computer thinks I need to be down at the General Store in front of the pot bellied stove when he happens to be there to tell him he's an idiot!



Posted by: Walt | 08 April 2020 at 11:19 AM

Yeah....just when you think the Stupervisors can't get any more stupid.



CNN BUSTED again. The only place Dougy and Emery get their news.
"CNN’s Chris Cuomo, a proven liar and unstable anti-Trump activist, was caught selectively editing Donald Trump to make it look as though the president did nothing during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic."


Posted by: Walt | 08 April 2020 at 11:40 AM

"CNN’s Chris Cuomo, a proven liar and unstable anti-Trump activist, was caught selectively editing Donald Trump to make it look as though the president did nothing during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic."

Fredos gonna Fredo.......!

Don Bessee

Bad news for the TDS set -





Fish. Ever notice how the DEM duo never refute (that means deny you two,,,) the charges leveled their way? The silence speaks louder the words.


Looters need to be shot on sight.

NO EXCUSE,, Emery.....

George Rebane

Gentlemen - you're not paying attention again. The Bernie dropout comments need go under today's Dropout Derby post.

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