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January 22nd, 2022
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larry phillipsGUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet


Today, I would like to share some random thoughts bouncing around in my vacuous head, at least according to some of my obsessive fans.

One of my favorites is when I explain to some I live “out in the country,” it means in rural Seward County, “a couple of miles as the crow flies” from Kismet, Kan., the second largest town in the county. Some ask, : What country?” 

Heh. Heh. (think of he school-yard bully in “The Simpsons” animated television series).

Some want to know why I trap certain critters at times. Well, people who “live out in the country,” know what I mean when I say, all the critters, insects and vermin that lived there before the houses, outbuildings, garages, barns, etc., were built – are still trying to take back their “country.”

For instance, mice, spiders and wasps can get through any teeny-weeny crack they can find in order to attack you. It’s unbelievable.

Then you have prairie dogs, pocket gophers, moles trying to destroy your yard – or main grounds – and skunks can overrun the place or raccoons can invade en masse. See attached photo to understand why I live trap raccoons now and then. (The hard work comes when trying to get them to accept the 12-step program.)

Also, bobcats can move in and raise their broods without much disturbance from any other critters. That’s when “man” moves in – with a live trap.

I ran into something amazingly simple but so important for the humanity this nation was once noted for. It’s well worth remembering the top 10 things you can’t buy with money.

1. Manners

2. Morals

3. Character

4. Common sense

5. Trust

6. Patience

7. Class

8. Integrity

9. Love

Communists destroy and ignore all of these things and don’t ever forget it.

We’ve seen this progressive movement change our vocabularies and what meanings of words have in their delusions.

Some new “woke” terms you may not be aware of are:

• Netizen – one who uses the internet.

• Twitteratis – the combined world of users on Twitter.

• Non-binary – an umbrella term for gender identities that are neither male nor female.

• Minor-attracted persons – pedophiles.

That one is the latest from our so-called vaunted universities. Yep, an Old Dominion University professor of sociology and criminal justice, Dr. Allyn Walker, is pushing to normalize the term “Minor-attracted person” instead of pedophile. Naturally, this is a speck of the garbage that’s indoctrinating our children in the halls of higher education.

The prof has been “placed on administrative leave,” and the university president claimed, “I want to state in the strongest terms possible that child sexual abuse is morally wrong and has no place in our society.”

Not according to his professor Walker. Heh. Heh.

Greg Gutfeld explained the system of today’s education very well on his Tuesday night show.

I’m old enough to remember the 1973 gasoline crisis where the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, purposely disrupted oil supplies. Americans faced around-the-block lines when they tried to fill up. 

Our leaders and leftists, in turn, tried to convince us we were running out of oil deposits; that we had to drive smaller and smaller cars; yet produce more oil ­– while government issued more and more regulations and restrictions on oil production.

In other words, they used scare tactics whenever possible. That’s the lefts’ second most used tactic – scare the masses into doing what they want. (No. 1 scare tactic today is using the race card).

The gas lines returned in 1979 and the public was again being scared, especially after the accident that occurred on March 28, 1979, in reactor Number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Again, long, long lines at gasoline stations – and higher prices.

One of the greatest discoveries in mankind for producing energy has been relegated to the dust bin of history because we’re scared of nuclear power.


And, Americans are seeing the same scare tactics that were used back then are being used today when it comes to the scam that mankind can control Earth’s weather.

Here are statements made by leftist leaders around the world at the UN climate change conference in Scotland earlier this month concerning the efforts to eliminate “climate change.”

• “Doomsday device” strapped to humanity. – Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister.

• Humans are “digging our own graves.” – Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General.

• “Seeds of our common destruction.” – Mia Mottley, Barbados Prime Minister.

• “None of us will escape if we fail.” – Joseph “Fidel” O’Biden.

Is this not blatant “scare tactics?”

Why do we trust any of the statements by these people? Expending the effort and money involved in this worldwide scam will produce nothing but harm and degradation to humanity if we follow that path. 

Humans will never eliminate tornados, hurricanes, floods, droughts, blizzards, avalanches, earthquakes or volcano eruptions. Humans cannot produce this Garden of Eden they promote while using fear as a way to generate followers, or more closely, “blind subjects.”

Thinking or believing that mankind can stop this Earth’s evolvement is the epitome of arrogance. And, history favors that, too, as mankind has always been manipulated by leaders and great minds that have used “fear” to control the masses.

Since the beginning of mankind.


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