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Need Relief from Americus Destructus Baracki? Try Spending Some Time in Small Town America, in a Red County

But you better do it before Barack’s new HUD rules turn every small community into little Chicagos.

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A Beautiful Great Lakes Musky with a Message

Gruntington Post [Pentwater, Michigan] – Due to the overwhelming gloom that seemed to be gripping Americans around the normally happy time of the 4th of July week, the staff here at the Gruntington Post took it upon themselves to travel to the north woods in the Great Lakes region to find remnants of a cheerful America.  Of course, we had to purposely avoid vast areas of the lake country that are infested with Democrats, like the entire State of Minnesota.  Luckily, there are still lake beach communities around Lake Michigan that are majority Republican (and hence, happy, prosperous places) because they are populated by conservative refugees from the cities of Detroit and Chicago and Green Bay.

We ended up in the small coastal town of Pentwater, Michigan, mainly because that’s where we blew out a clutch on the Gruntmobile.  Unfortunately, getting your 15 year old Toyota Corolla repaired in the lower peninsula of Michigan is not always a friendly experience, this still being Ford, Dodge and Chevy country, after all.

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A Michigan Garage Beauty – NOT the GruntMobile

Still, it only goes to show you the lengths of sacrifice that we are willing to accept in order to bring the real story to our readers.  As you can see in the photo below of the deck at Gull Landing on Pentwater Harbor, we spent our downtime vigorously researching the local culture.  We left no local blues band unheard, no fried walleye platter uneaten and no extra-tall mojito undrunk in the service of our readers.

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Also, we faced considerable danger on a daily basis from the freshwater sharks that infest the waters of Lake Michigan.  This was necessary to experience the local flora and fauna and the unique character of the local brews that the natives there carry onto the beaches in rectangular boxes called “coolers.”  We found it all very intoxicating.

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West Shore Lake Michigan South of Ludington

After a while, all we could do is lay on the beach and stare up at the sky at the clouds.  I obsessed on this cloud for a while(below) because it looked, to me, like a T-bone steak.  But that might have been the beer toxicity kicking in.

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T-Bone Steak Cloud or Just Imagination?

We noticed that the locals along this part of the freshwater coast do a lot of boating in a variety of watercraft.  Many keep fit paddling long indian boats that the locals call “canoes” or “kayaks,” like the guy in the center of the photo below, and we did a fair amount of that, ourselves, until it became obvious that it was a lot of work.  A few mojitos later, and that pain was all a distant memory.

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Mears Beach

And what of the local politics?  We spent some time talking to locals, especially the mechanic who fixes all the local vehicles in town, it being too isolated here to have any large garages or dealerships.  Bruce and Nancy Maynard run their 3-bay auto shop at the edge of Pentwater, and they were good enough to take on our clutch job, even though it meant working the Saturday after the 4th to get us back on the road.  Bruce is an amazing master mechanic, a Vietnam veteran and a brilliant raconteur who spent 20 years running a shop near Aspen Colorado and worked on all the vehicles of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band while he was there.  He had the Colorado license plate and other paraphernalia on the wall of his shop to prove it.  He also took very good care of us.

I expected the area to be Mitt Romney country, and for it to be possibly hostile to Trump for that reason.  According to Bruce, that probably isn’t true at all.  He seemed to think there was a lot of openness to Trump as a candidate, and there was especially an enormous amount of hostility toward Hillary Clinton.  That was music to my ears, as you can imagine.

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Our Landlord for the Week Likes Trump Resorts. Interesting…

The conclusion?  Small town America still rocks in the month of July.  It’s good for the soul.  You should give it a try, if only for a week.  The rental rates in this part of the Great Lakes were surprisingly low, I thought, and were certainly much lower than comparable places in Florida, Gulf Coast or Mexico.

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Flags and Happy Families and Bars with Antlers

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West Shore Lake Michigan Harbor Sundown

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T-Six Days And Counting

The Republican National Convention is planned to kick off in Cleveland next Monday. Whether or not the #Never Trumpers manage to deny him the nomination on the first ballot remains to be seen. So far, at least one challenge to the convention rules from a Virginia delegate has been rejected:

Court Sides with Donald Trump and the People – Rules Delegates Cannot Go Rogue at Convention

US District court Judge Robert E. Payne sides with the people and and rules RNC delegates must follow the election results and cannot be stolen at the national election. The delegates must vote according to convention rules and cannot go rogue at convention.
Specifically, the Court found that RNC Rule 16, which binds delegates based on their election results, “is in effect presently and that it controls the allocation and binding of delegates as to their voting at convention.” (p. 6) The Court held that the Plaintiff’s “expert testimony” from Erling ‘Curly’ Haugland was not credible, lacked “textual support,” (p.6) and that “delegates are bound by RNC Rule 16.” (p. 7)

THIS WAS POSTED BY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. HOWEVER, IN ANOTHER COURTROOM:
‘Never Trump’ Convention Delegates Win In Court

Those Republicans hoping to vanquish Donald Trump from the nomination process on the convention floor next week received good news from a federal court in Virginia Monday.

According to a statement from the organization known as Delegates Unbound, a verdict was reached on the right of delegates to vote for whichever presidential candidate they wish at the convention as opposed to casting their ballots that follow the state primary results.

Judge Robert E. Payne ruled in favor of Virginia Republican delegate Beau Correll, who sued the Commonwealth to allow Virginia delegates at the GOP convention to cast their votes for the candidate of their choice on the first ballot instead of the winner of the Republican state primary, Donald Trump.
SAME DECISION, DIFFERENT OPINIONS ABOUT WHO WON. QUESTION IS: WHO CARES?

There are a number of Republican senators who are throwing a tantrum and will not attend the convention. It won’t make much of a difference either way. The media will surely concentrate on the chaos, real or imagined, inside the building, and ignore what will surely be going on outside. The demons sense they’ve been given the tacit approval of their “messiah,” their hero, their homeboy, to kill, maim, smash, destroy, loot, disrupt, e.g., follow their savage instincts to act like animals.
There were so many incidents over the weekend it would be difficult to document them all, given the assaults and murders of police all over the country. Meanwhile, homey#1 will be in Dallas today, to pretend like he gives two shits about the five police officers who were slaughtered by one of his white-hating disciples.
Obama to address shootings of minorities at service for slain Dallas officers

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The president is renewing his focus on racial disparities in the criminal justice system and police practices in minority communities after cutting short a trip to Europe in the wake of the slayings of the officers in Dallas.
STILL BITCHING ABOUT HOW MANY NIGRAS BEING ARRESTED FOR COMMITTING CRIMES….HE CAN’T HELP HIMSELF.

NO REASON…JUST WANTED TO KILL A COP
White police officer is ‘ambushed and shot in the back three times by black man during routine traffic stop’
White cop in St Louis, Missouri, pulled over man named as Antonio Taylor
Black man allegedly shot the police officer in the back as he went to his car
Taylor, 31, drove off but was caught 4 miles away after a chase, cops said

The police officer, who has not been named, is in a critical condition
Taylor has been charged with assaulting a police officer, armed criminal action and illegally possessing a firearm

COWARDLY BASTARD SHOOTS A COP IN THE BACK AS HE’S WALKING BACK TO HIS PATROL CAR. DOES HE LOOK SORRY? HELL,NO.

21 Officers Injured as St. Paul Freeway Protest Turns Violent

Hundreds of demonstrators began protesting at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul Saturday night over the police-involved shooting death of Philando Castile earlier in the week before heading onto the I-94 freeway around 8 p.m., local Fox affiliate KMSP reported.

The interstate was shut down in both directions for more than five hours and the protests eventually turned violent, with demonstrators hurling bricks, fireworks and at least one Molotov cocktail at officers, according to the St. Paul Police Department.

ST. PAUL POLICE OFFICER Breaks Vertebrae After #BlackLivesMatter Mob Drops Concrete on His Head
Over two dozen police officers were injured by Black Lives Matter protesters who took over the I-94 freeway in St. Paul, Minnesota Saturday night.

The far left mob hurled chunks of concrete, rebar, rocks, bottles, fireworks and Molotov Cocktails.

THEY JUST WANT TO KILL COPS AND BREAK SHIT UP

Black Lives Matter Protester Justifies Violence Against Police In MSNBC Interview
Black Lives Matter protester Shaena Johnson attempted to justify the actions of a fellow protester who knocked a police officer’s teeth out.

LOOKS LIKE THE KIND OF LADY YOU’D TAKE HOME TO MEET YOUR MOTHER,RIGHT?

Detroit Detective Demoted After Calling BLM Protesters ‘Terrorists’
IN DETROIT YOU CAN’T CALL A ‘SPADE’ A ‘SPADE’
A Detroit detective was demoted Monday after calling “Black Lives Matter” activists “terrorists” and “racists” in a viral Facebook post.

During a news conference, police chief James Craig said the detective, Nathan Weekley, who is white, had been “downgraded” to the rank of a regular officer while the department conducted an internal investigation.
THIS IS THE POLICE CHIEF. DO YOU GET IT NOW?

MEANWHILE, BACK IN MINNESOTA
GOOD ON THESE COPS
Minneapolis Cops Working Lynx Game Walk Out Over Player Comments, BLM Warm-Up Jerseys

Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys.

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. “I commend them for it,” he said.

NFL Player Posts Instagram Photo Showing Police Officer’s Throat Getting Slit
THESE ASSHOLES MAKE MILLIONS PLAYING A GAME. WHY CAN’T THEY JUST KEEP THEIR HATRED OF THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH THEIR GAMES AND BUY THEIR JERSEYS TO THEMSELVES?

HE POSTED THIS TRASH BEFORE THE FIVE COPS WERE MURDERED IN DALLAS. HE HAS SINCE BEEN FORCED TO ISSUE THE “SORRY IF I OFFENDED YOU WHITE CRACKAS” STATEMENT. WHO THE HELL DOES THIS?
“Mood: They give polices all types of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us…(hashtag)Weak,” the caption read

IL Man Drives Through #BlackLivesMatter Mob Blocking Road – Gives Protester Ride on His Hood
An Illinois driver hurtled through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who were blocking the highway near Carbondale, Illinois over the weekend.
I’D HAVE DONE THE SAME THING EXCEPT I WOULDN’T HAVE STOPPED IN THE FIRST PLACE

When the protesters swarmed his car he revved his engine and drove through their roadblock.

As many as 100 protesters were setting off fireworks, chanting and marching through the streets of Carbondale, Ill. around 11 p.m. when the incident occurred.

In the video, you see the driver stop his vehicle just before the protesters. The driver gets out of his vehicle and shouts at protesters, gets back into his vehicle, revs his engine and then speeds through the group.

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Sovereignty, Baby!

The European Union takes the first bullet as Britain votes to leave.  Nigel Farage (below): “A new dawn is breaking.”  Huge blow for Globalism.  David Cameron’s career over.  Other countries poised to leave also.  Some say this result, which Trump supported, will buoy his chances here in the US in November.

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Also, looks like Anjem Choudary lost his bet…
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Breitbart London and a number of other sources have indicated that the rollercoaster BREXIT vote seems to have settled on ‘LEAVE’.  If that holds up, it means Britain would leave the European Union for good and set off a cascade of other countries leaving, as recorded by Bloomberg.

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Also, Liz Hurley says: LEAVE!

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Why this election matters

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Sooper Toozeday… The Last

It all ends today. The pathetic charade that passed for a democrat primary season. There has been much made of the socialist fossil from Vermont, but he never had a chance. Hillary has been the nominee-in-waiting for eight years and Bernie was nothing more than a token to give the appearance of a contest. California is the big prize today, when it becomes official. Several news outlets have already named her the nominee. Bernie is whining about their pronouncement being premature and designed to suppress the little radicals who commit assaults in his name, but it was all a fantasy from the beginning.

There is no candidate the republicans could have run, no matter who, that stands a ghost of a chance. There was a poll last week that claims 71% of democrats want her to run even on the remote chance she gets indicted. The State Department will not release anything until after the election and Obama’s Justice Department would not prosecute, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Party over law every time. Faced with an opponent who is a reality star and media whore with no ground game and little to no party support her waltz to the office she has coveted for so long will be child’s play.

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I’m sad

I watched Boys Town last night.  Our nation used to be so much better.

2016 pros and cons

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Hannity and Gingrich’s Response to Paul Ryan’s Refusal to Endorse Trump

I have to agree with these guys, by the way.  I have great respect for Gingrich, and in my mind, him being Reagan’s lieutenant back in the day, I think he speaks for Reagan far better than Paul Ryan.  – Grunt

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A Word from Big Fur Hat

posted this on FB this morning


TODAYS HEADLINE

DEATH WAS RULED A SUICIDE AFTER SELLING OUT THE BASE

Donald Trump will be the 2016 Republican nominee for president.

We take a look back at past Republican presidents and some of their greatest quotes.

IT WAS A GRAND RIDE

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: 2016 Voter anxiety

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