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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I am sick and tired of all the blogosphere BS . . .
and that's after I'm already sick and tired of trying to save my feet.
I'm sick and tired of people trying to justify war crimes in advance from the safety of their computer keyboards.
I sick and tired of people trying to justify self-discrediting writ writing and common-senseless "common law" bullshit.
I'm sick and tired of people thinking that being a Three Percenter means anything other than committing themselves to this fight -- and it IS a FIGHT -- a hundred and ten percent.
The only thing that matters now is clear thinking, clear vision and decisive actions. That and preparedness, training and commitment. If in the end I have just 300 folks who are willing to go the route of the fighting Founders, it will be enough. I am certain of that.
That said, I have been unhappy with my own ability to produce quality posts while undergoing the HBO treatments, so maybe it is time to pull the plug on this blog, at least until I am done with them.
I'll mull it over tonight and give y'all my decision in the morning.
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Just a note of support and encouragement. Some of us out here really appreciate all your effort. I know its hard not to let the sunshine soldiers get you done but you are constantly our prayers. THANKS
Maybe a few days at the beach would help. My guest room is available if you like.
Take a break and try to do the best you can for your feet and heart. It is better that we do without you for a brief period than lose you permanently due to health problems. I just ask that, if possible, you fire up your blog in the event of an (unexpected?)emergency.
Your health needs to come first - without that you're much less effective if you're effective at all. Take care of yourself.
That said, I come to Sipsey Street to get an idea of what's really going on. You're a great writer and I look to you for guidance. I hope you can continue that.
Thank you for everything you've done and all that's to come.
all of us get tired now and then, but i know you're not the quitting type. write whatever you want, whenever you can. we'll read it and still be inspired. if you think you write like crap, then you haven't been reading mine. and you won't have any problems mustering those 300 clear thinkers. maybe you just need a demonstration. we have many choices other than bricks now.
You only need 299 more!
And please try to maintain your blog. I think it's some well-thought writing.
If you need to take time off, many will await your return.
Take the break if you need it, Mike. The selfish part of me wants you to keep at it, but we've got a mountain ahead of us, and I think it's getting closer faster than most think.
Take the time if you need it. Heal, get well.
Mike - rest. Doc's orders. :-)
Whatever decision you come to, thank you for all that you have done for the Republic and for, we the people. May you heal well and know that there are many who will stand beside you, no matter how dark it gets(even from here in Wyoming). Semper Fidelis, 0321
I stumbled into this website a month or two ago. i was busy trying to find the people who would stand with me when the time to stand came. It, if it isn't right now, it is very near that time. I have always been a law-abiding, employed, hard-working, freedom loving, American. Every thing I have worked a lifetime for could disappear in the next few months, what has not been taken in the last year. I have a plan and it is in motion. Nothing illegal and nothing conspiratorial of course, merely preparatory and certainly a non-violent plan, but a plan nevertheless. This blog allows a sort of clearinghouse of information. If you bail on it, so be it, but think about it.
take the break you need mike, we will be here when you get back
III we are everywhere
PS. there is whole lot more then 300
I have been following your blog since you started. Sometimes I agreed, sometimes I thought you were about "half a bubble off the plumb", but I always respected, as I still do, your efforts.
I have a brother that is a diabetic, so I appreciate your circumstances. Not a fun situation, actually kind of a "rat-bastard" situation at that.
All of that said,I will understand if you set your pen aside for personal reasons. You have awakened more folks to our peril than I think you are aware of. There are A LOT of us out here who don't carry signs or post much on the internet.....but Mike..."our blades are sharp" thanks to you.
As a quiet follower, I will just say thanks and that I'm behind you whatever you choose to do.
Be well, cowboyinidaho
If your health wont let you post, then please by all means do what you have to do.
But, I think your posts are of exceptional quality. I never miss it.
Count me as one of the 300
Meanwhile, come to me as one of the 300.
Good luck w/ the treatments Mike and feel better.
Aye Mike. I too have noticed an uptick in keyboard commandos and racist remarks left on sites I frequent.
I would miss your blog. If you can please hang in there but first and foremost, take care of yourself. Best wishes on you health struggles. My prayers are with you.
"I am sick and tired of all the blogosphere BS . . ."
An example of what you are speaking of in detail or in general would be a great teaching tool to educate the ignorant, Mike. Seriously.
Sorry to hear. Take a break if you need to. 'Don't know how long you have to put up with those treatments but if they drag you down, I understand. I'll be here waitin' and standing by to stand by. You and yours are in my prayers.
BTW, I'm watching your flank and shoulder to shoulder with you..........It's all good as They say.
A lot of us are still here, regularly reading and absorbing info, even though we might not be commenting a whole lot or even posting on our own blogs. Hopefully knowing that will take the edge off of having to deal with the malcontents out there.
Taking care of the real life issues while maintaining the online presence is sometimes a delicate balancing act. Can't really blame you for wanting to shut things down for a while and it might be good to take a break. We're not going anywhere.
'Sides, once the book comes out I won't be anywhere near the computer anyway and might not notice ;-)
You got one here, 299 to go...
We need your wisdom and guidance more than you know, Mike. Pay no attention to the a-holes out there, say a prayer, calm your inner patriot, and soldier on brother. We need ya.
Don't let the buggers get ya down.
Whatever you decide, we'll keep you in our prayers, Mike, and be here when you return.
Rest, Mike rest. Sleep deep healing sleeps. See you in a few days when you feel better.
First of all - prayers from here for healing and recovery. Second - thank you for your efforts with this blog and for your own clear eyed vision. I am re-reading The Anti-Federalist Papers in order to get a little more clarity.
I hope you can continue this blog; to those of us on our journey to becoming authentic three percenters, it is a guide. However, you need to take care of you first and foremost.
Next fall, the Sons of the American Revolution will perform a ceremony and install a special plaque on the grave of my 5th great grandfather - a Patriot in the first revolution. His sacrifice means more to me now than ever and I understand it more than ever.
you have made and continue to make a difference.
Unfortunately, the more successful you are the more inept bandwagon riders you accumulate.
Mike, take care of your self. Remember he who blogs and runs away lives to blog another day and one must be in possession of one's feet to run away.
Maybe we could help by sending you posts? That way you could more of an editorial role and just "pen-one" when you feel the need rather than constantly needing to cover everything yourself.
Prayers outbound. Get well. There's a lot of us old folks out here with diabetes. And, I'll bet a lot more than the 300 you might need.
Devildog in CO
Where would Physics be if Stephen Hawkins had given up? We need you !
God Bless,and by all means take care of your health.
I would certainly miss reading your insight into the calamity created by the traitorous usurpers of freedom and Liberty. Your health is very important, but so is what you are contributing here'; more so than you probably realize. That being said, thank you for fair warning and I would certainly understand if you need to give it a rest.
Thank you and please count me among the 300, I'm all in.
Mike, you're not alone in your irritation. There's a whole lot of us that see the same things you do, and have prepared for the future.
You get yourself back to good health, we'll be here.
Do what you need.
Might also be time to take on some trusted helpers to deal with the comments, too.
As to the rest, FEAFEFH. I think they're "provocateurs" - enemy coming in to drop such disgusting turds which they can later use to discredit all of us.
You're in our prayers
Mike, as Creek Johnson said to Wyatt Earp in the movie, "Tombstone," on the occasion of their parting, after much close combat in the search for a reckoning:
"I ain't got the words."
"Me neither," said Wyatt.
Me neither, Mike.
Typically, though, I will try:
I'm an old geezer too, older even than you, wondering how best I may, at the last, make my death count for far more than the whole of my life.
I shed tears reading the account of your youthful folly, your mea culpa, as it so parallels my own journey, although I was never as far left out as you were. Nonetheless, it took me a long time to find my way home, and
YOU'RE EFFORTS HERE WERE AMONG THE FINAL INSTALLMENTS IN COMPLETING MY RESTORATION.
So, take whatever time you need. Rest and heal yourself as you may. Trust in the Great Physician. Come back to the fray when you feel able, but rest assured that the seeds of understanding that you have sown will come to fruition. (Get the damned Book out!)
We are Three Hundred times Three Percent. It will be enough, though most of us will not see the other side.
We ARE Everywhere!
As a HBO doc and a threeper (who you unknowingly met a few months ago) -
Treatments can wear you out, but give it a few days. You'll feel much better.
Sleep well - we will need you...soon
We'll all be here when you get back.
Just be sure'n put up a short post with a few links to the other III bloggers out there so new readers can have something to look at while you're out.
Take a break bro, this stuff is hard enough to deal with in healthy times. Let alone when your bum shape.
Go read the good book. We know how it ends, we win.It always helps me....mthead III
Fewer posts while recovering would be better than none - but I am in agreement with those who have commented before me: take care of yourself and come on back and see us when you can.
Mike, my prayers are with you. I truly know what it's like to have intractable pain and illness frustrate you and make you doubt yourself and the worth of your cause/work. Take a break if you must, but be sure of this: your work has been outstanding and we need you to continue as soon and as often as you can. You provide probably the best gathering spot for us Threepers that I can imagine, both from your posts and from the comments and insights of our crew.
Not to mention that, once you get the IMMEDIATE issues on the way to resolution, continuing the march is outstanding therapy for your mind and soul.
Keep the faith, Brother!
As a johnnie-come-lately I am probably numbered in with the sheep-turned sheepdogs that are awakening accross this great country.
I came here from other blogs such as Davids and Western Rifle Shooters.
In a short time I have learned a hell of a lot more than I knew about the BATFE, your praxis posts, etc.
As the msm colors you now, you are a very well read leader.
We hope and pray for your health and your continued leadership.
One would hope for a leader of your caliber in our FOA.
The 300 you mention is closer to 300,000, or more.
I'm another that doesn't comment, but my bayonet is sharp, my rifle is clean and ready, and I've stocked plenty of ammo & gear & supplies. Best wishes & take care of yourself 1st.
Save your feet, Mike, the rest will wait. Many prayers are being said for you. Lots of restful sleep is important, so get some - you've been through a lot lately.
Many thanks for your work.
take the breather !
come back and continue with a new altitude, rise above the shit.
As others have said, take some time to get well. You not only need it but deserve it for what you have done so far.
However, I would ask two things:
- Maintain a flow of intel here. Now
is not the time to slow down. Pass the ball to a trusted friend who can relay your thoughts here. For now, and temporarily. No man voices the Three Percent by himself, but you are at the forefront. Let it be known that the tip of the spear is
sharp no matter who wields it. We all speak together.
- Do not be disheartened by what you have seen in response to your site. A call to freethinkers will
produce replies from every type of
independent thought imaginable. Just
because some of those respondents are not really desirable does not
mean that we should halt the call.
Rather, we should increase the volume to bring more of mainstream America on board, and thus silence the lies of those who label us as pariahs...
YES, WE CAN! (LMMFAO! I'm being an
Don't you dare stop writing until you have provided some long overdue instruction in morality and rules of engagement to your followers.
The shocking moral relativism of some of them reminds me of a passage:
"If we discard morality and substitute for it the Collectivist doctrine of unlimited majority rule, if we accept the idea that a majority may do anything it pleases, and that anything done by the majority is right because it is done by the majority (this being the only standard of right and wrong) -- how are men to apply this in practice to their actual lives? In relation to each particular man, all other men are potential members of that majority which may destroy him at its pleasure at any moment. Then each man and all men become enemies: each has to fear and suspect all; each must try to rob and murder first, before he is robbed and murdered."
Just substitute the term "three percenter" for Majority and it fits perfectly with the morally bankrupt mindset of some of your merry band. Let's give it a try:
"if we accept the idea that a [three percenter] may do anything he pleases, and that anything done by the [three percenters] is right because it is done by the [three percenters] (this being the only standard of right and wrong) -- how are men to apply this in practice to their actual lives? In relation to each particular man, all other men are potential members of that [three percent] which may destroy him at its pleasure at any moment. Then each man and all men become enemies: each has to fear and suspect all; each must try to rob and murder first, before he is robbed and murdered."
Talk about a collectivist mindset. If the end justifies any means, with each three percenter the judge of what means are "necessary" with nothing off the table, not even shooting little kids, then how can anyone be secure? And then what the hell have your men become? Monsters.
There are always more weeds than roses. Don't let the Ass Whisperers get you down.
I've gone through the very same thing. So have many others who speak the TRUTH like you do. Ass Talkers will always be out there throwing their feces. People like you and me will always be there to throw it back at them.
Sipsey Street Irregulars is for winners. Let those who don't adhere to your teachings drown in their own vomit.
You ain't goin' nowhere. We got the door locked. You ain't gettin' out.
What ever way you decide, you are still a patriot.
Your post would be greatly missed.
Add me to the 300
Tiger striped III
Do you like to fish, Mike?
If you're up to it I can arrange to take you.
Hang in there Mike, get better, get healthy. If your being attacked then we're 2/3 of the way there. Remember that quote from M. Gandi?
first they ignore you, then they attack you, then you win, well your on # 2 so #3 is not so far away.
And if you should decide to pack it in, well we will just have to keep our eyes on the prize.
Don't fall for it, Mike. This is someone intentionally taking things out of context to sensationalize / push your buttons.
One guy muses on ROE, and the next second we're eating babies? Please.
This is the type of being that will never take a moment for a logical breather.
We ARE as moral as you give us credit. As a human venture, imperfect, sure.
Don't let some anon ninny get the brass ring. What's to be frustrated about? Not worth it.
Rest your body, mind and spirit. All of us need to take a break on a regular basis. That's why God designated the seventh day as a day of rest. Complete rest.
As for the keyboard commandos, neo-nazis, communists, and neocons.....screw 'em. Reality will soon bite 'em in the ass.
I can only echo what Parrothead Jeff, Skip, and others have said. Please consider this a virtual Get Well Soon card.
Learned in Nam, good leaders are rare. Smart and committed are rare. Many of us can not express ourselves well - but when we find a good leader with heart and brains, that man we will follow. I got most my stuff together in quantity. I'm not to sure where else to go if you give it up Mike.
Praying for you. Sam
Rest up. But remember, America needs you, so I hope you won't abandon the blog completely.
Echoing what everyone else is saying here.
-- Slow down, get well, but hang in there with this blog if you can. Because you've got the nation's attention now.
And thanks so much for your efforts.
Please work on your book. And God bless you.
If you could have provided anything at all that caused you to blow up, it most certainly would be the post by "anonymous May 13, 2010, 4:20am."
That particular anonymous poster seems to have taken the Alinsky model to heart, twist your words, change the subject and attack. My only conclusion to his post can be that anonymous poster has his head up his butt so far he could use his belly button for a peep sight. What you've turned that very insightful piece into is your own twisted thinking, mirrors your own monstrous thought processes.
We aren't monsters, you turd, we're the III% who will stand for the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And, don't ever conflate liberal left progressives with patriots. You couldn't be more wrong, or more insultingly wrong. If we ever are forced into a shooting war with the forces of evil in this land, I surely hope you would stand up for your side. Yours would be at least one of those 100 heads.
As any good Marine will tell you, if your feet go, you have lost the entire war.
Get 'em healthy and if you have to slow to near zero posts, we will understand.
Keep the faith, there are many sunshine/weekend/keyboard commandos that make it hard to not lose hope.
There are many more that have the gumption to strike as needed. 299 more to go.
Southern hearted behind enemy lines in Ohio
I am praying for physical healing and for a peace of heart and mind.
During the worst of the pain I find great comfort in the Psalms.
Rest and reload!
Hang in there, Mike. Do what you have to do. Unplugging for a while is most likely going to do nothing but HELP you to relax and focus on treatment. We'll be here when you get back!
Mike,take care of your health first.I think you may be surprised at how many you could muster.Prayers and best wishes to a return to good health.
Take it easy for a bit while the doctors help you heal. We'll be here when you get back. :)
And as for the nasties... don't let them get to you. Mosquitoes are just a fact of life. Swat as needed. :)
What ever you decide, know that myself and many others have your six. Take care brother.
We Are Every Where
I'm praying for you, Mike, along with many others. As a diabetic on the back side of 50 I understand health challenges and the need for rest and recuperation. Do what is best for you and remember that there are lots of us out here that want you to be well and whole. Thanks for all you do. God bless you and keep you safe.
Mike, you done good. Take good care and see you when you're ready.
Please remember everyone that the tactic of race baiting is as old as the hills and probably coming from a member of the other side.
When you constantly point fingers at the opposition and exclaim "See , those people are racist!" using lies, disinformation and innuendo to further your cause is acceptable behavior. Never mind that you are jeopardizing the security of the country.
I also am battling some health issues Mike so take my better half's advise.
Take a break , tend to yourself.
You do none any good by being on the wrong side of the grass.
Mike--take care of your health first, but don't give up on the blog. You have many friends and supporters. We will understand a break, but you are still very much needed in this fight.
Anthony G. Martin
The Liberty Sphere
Save your feet and keep the blog.
How else are we supposed to know they've fired the first shot? They'll come for you first, so at least we'll know it's happening... lol.
Some R&R is long overdue Mike...its hard on the soul paying attention.....this is why so many sleep. Please don't pull the plug...I won't beg....(Marines don't beg for anything except Gods mercy). But I will ask that you come back from R&R ready to fight the good fight OR select a seasoned line NCO to take your place. Maybe then slipping into an advisory roll. Not a bad spot for "winded warriors". I'll be praying for you and yours.
Matt USMC III
If you need to take a break, then do so.
Keep in mind that "light is the best disinfectant": there are any number of dark impulses that should be shown for what they are. Then there are the trolls and the drive-by agitators, i.e., stuff you already know.
Which leads to my suggestion: no more cryptic references. You can set up a sub-page to take these folks to task (so it's not the first thing a new visitor sees) or a new heading of "Don't Be This Guy", wherein you proceed to flay him/her.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we share much more than a common language and territory with the collectivists, and that impulse to the dark side lives within us as well, and we need to expose it and kill it each and every time it appears.
I would encourage you to hit the pause button for a couple reasons. First, your health is more important than any damn collection of bits. Second, We need your skill as a writer, and I've personally found that taking a break can do wonders for the writing muses.
We understand your frustration only too well. It seems all my life Ive been cursed with the knowledge that the BS was deep and getting deeper by the day and someone was shoveling it on top of us as fast as possible.
This regime is acting contrary to majority opinion in almost every area of governance. Their arrogance is raising a stink clear to heaven and it cannot long stand.
Take heart, take a vacation, get some good zen range time, and pray for mercy and a good eye.
Don't lose hope we need ya man.
Get healthy, take some time, rest up, and do what you need to do. I've enjoyed very much reading your thoughts and will miss them if you decide to quit writing, but your health and well-being are more important than that. Thank you for everything you've done here.
Get well soon.
Get well soon Mike.
There are many levels you can work on, You've been working bloody hard recently, and the posts have been excellent.
They'd be equally high quality if they were more occasional.
Your health is the important thing now. you get well, We'll still be calling by here.
I've been following your blog for a couple years now, and I have to say how delighted I was to find someone that thought the way I did. I emailed everyone I knew with links to your blog, plugged your blog in my review of Churchill's book on Amazon, and read all the other books you have recommended over the years. It's not just your excellent writing style, training posts and philosophy, but the righteous under-pinning that wins the day. This is what is so sorely missing today - the moral ground of our position. That has to be re-taught today because it has been largely lost in this Country, and you have been the one that has taken up that burden. God bless you for that. I have commented before on this site with this question: What's the point of being a sheep dog without the Good Shepherd? That question has to be answered. If there is no Good Shepherd, there really is no point in a sheepdog. I know a lot of threepers think that freedom stands on its own, but it does not. Without God, there is only eat or be eaten. There is no righteous philosophical underpinning, and there is no point to the struggle. I know that you know that; it is apparent in your writing. Teach it. You are a natural leader, a natural teacher with a heart for justice, mercy and service to your Lord and honesty with yourself.
It's OK to be discouraged. Elijah was discouraged, but the Lord told him He had 7000 knees that had not bent to Baal. And now I am reminding you of that same fact, and am sending you back to complete your mission. You want 300? You have 3 million.
You are blessed.
Count me in on the 300. God bless you. Hope to hear from you soon. you are in our prayers. James III
You can count me in the 300 and down for the 100 too.
Rest up when you have to. Post your pearls of wisdom when life permits. We sure appreciate them.
Thanks for doing what you do.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
First off, I would like to thank you for writing this blog.
I thought of myself as a wee bit strange for stock piling supplies, listening/watching/reading the communist main stream media and getting angry over their UN-American views. Feeling like the lone ant in a world full of playful grasshoppers.
Finding this site, this blog- has shown me that they're other ants out there to, doing the same as I am. Working diligently on our "SHTF insurance policys", guarding vigilantly in our hearts of what the United States and the Constitution truly means and should always be.
As to your situation: in every military unit, there is a Commander and a Executive Officer (XO) at the top of the heap.
Perhaps it's time to take some R&R and let an XO or guest blogger step up to the plate and fill in while you're resting up.
We would rather see you back in better health and spirits, than you closing down Sipsey Street.
We got your 6 covered, Mike!
Best Wishes and Speedy Recovery;
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike. We certainly need you. Good Leaders are hard to find. I've only been reading your blog for about a year or so, but I've learned more from it than I could have ever imagined. Please, take some time off, health, get better, and then come back, even if on a part-time basis. You're a great man and I respect you very much. Don't let these people get to you, Mike. We all know you're better than that.
Rest well and we'll be waiting for you when you get back.
To echo what pretty much everyone else has to say, you've inspired a whole lot more people than i think you realize. I don't comment all that often, but I read your blog daily. And as another commenter mentioned turning them onto Churchill's book, I also bought it and read it shortly after your posting about it. excellent stuff.
You've got far more than 300 Mike.
Count me in.
I will miss your posts (especially since I've been reading them daily for a long time now), but probably not as much as you'd miss your feet. Please take care of yourself, get better, and continue to inspire us all. I'll hoist a Bushmills for ya! Not that it won't do me any good...
You're in our prayers.
I think you have a wonderful blog and you are an inspiration in more ways than you can imagine. I hope that you continue to soldier on; if not I want to thank you for all of your hardwork and patriotism.
Take care of yourself sir. Take a break. Nothing says you have to post every day. Post when you feel like it until you get your health back. Get better. Take care.
Lord bless you sir, for your efforts in "...the holy cause of Liberty" (as Patrick Henry termed it in his famous speech) !
You are gifted with a sorely needed acumen for communicating not just the facts, but the moral lessons of history.
The outpouring of well wishing, prayers & helpful advice to your health testifies to the importance of your mission.
If I may share something with you that is of incalculable value to our family of 7 in our health quest, it is the importance of drinking plenty of pure water, daily, as a flush for toxins that tend to accumulate, and that tends to be, frequently in our feet.
Especially true for those of us who tend to spend hours daily at a keyboard, no doubt.
I will just point you to a groundbreaking book that makes this case of water consumption so well, that this alone is a keystone of all proper health.
The stories of all the diseases healed by this author/doctor, while being held in prison, to be executed, are astounding. His captors, radical Islamists, stayed his execution because his methods were curing other prisoners & them, too.
Here is his site: www.WaterCure.com
I attend the School of Natural Healing in Springville, Utah, and his book is part of the study course....how to be well, on your own.
Our prayer is that this will bless you & others of the remnant who MUST be able to stand, come what may.
Samuel Adams, Jr
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