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Freedom Win?

Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 19 January 2023…

Hey Y’all!

Good evening and happy Fast-Jet Friday!! The fast-jet today is the Mighty-Mighty F-15E Strike Eagle. This is a great shot of the jet about to engage the cable. The F-15E has a tail hook that allows for engaging a cable that is strung across the runway in case of an emergency that leaves the jet with no brakes. The hook is the first thing to touch the runway. The procedure is to touch down as near to the approach end of the runway as possible (but not too short!) and then make sure the nose wheel is on the ground prior to engaging the cable. As the jet engages the cable, it stretches out and brings the jet to a stop. You then control the roll-back with throttles (since you don’t have any brakes). From the armchair quarterback seat, it looks like they’re in a great position for a successful cable engagement. Here on the farm, the weather was awesome on Wednesday and Thursday. It was sunny and almost 40 degrees! Today was another cold one and tomorrow is supposed to be the same. Freezing rain is forecast to start the week, overnight Sunday and continue into Monday with warmer temps and rain for the next week. The animals are enduring the cold very well with nothing significant to report. The top pic is Happy. I wanted to give you an update on how things are going drying her off. I told you about our feed and end of milking plan and we executed that as described. We continue to withhold her GMO-Free feed but she has all the hay she can eat. We are very excited to say that everything is going well! She has had no issues, stopped producing milk, no soreness/redness, and her udder is flabby which means her body is doing what it is supposed to. She was in milk just over a year and will have a just over 2 month break before she calves toward the end of March. The other 3 pics are the flerd enjoying their hay this evening.

There may be an impending win for Freedom Lovers! This week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a case involving the Chevron Doctrine or sometimes known as Chevron deference. Almost 40 years ago, the Supreme Court decided, in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, that courts should defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute. After more than three-and-a-half hours of oral argument on Wednesday, it seemed unlikely that the rule will survive in its current form. It seemed that a majority of the justices were in favor of changing things up. Here’s a quick synopsis of the case they heard. Herring fishermen are required by the National Marine Fisheries Service to have observers onboard their fishing boats. The Service also requires the fishermen to pay $700 a day for the observers that the Service requires them to have. The lower courts upheld the fees due to the Chevron Doctrine, which basically says that the government agencies are sanctioned by the President of the United States, and he is elected, so they act on his behalf with the approval of the American public, and they know the intimate details of the laws passed by Congress better than the courts. This is where the various agencies derive their power to interpret the laws passed by Congress and the result is the thousands of rules/regulations/laws/BS to which us normal folks are subject. We probably won’t have the “judgement” until mid-summer but it looks good for folks who prefer freedom to government agency “interpretations” leading to endless regulations!

In Thursday’s Episode of the Dust’er Mud podcast we chatted about the process of making big life-decisions…even listing 7 steps to follow.

Today’s Video was a quick look at morning rounds and a few minutes in the kitchen with Shelley and I cooking an easy keto ground beef meal.


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20 jan.

This might get interesting. On the one hand we may see a certain amount of de-regulation across all government agencies,on the other , I am not sure that I can trust courts doing the right thing, especially when judicial activism becomes widespread like we see now.

21 jan.
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Republics existence depends on us.But the measures that need be taken to preserve it, in my view, will require extraordinary courage from individuals and society as a whole.

Too many are willing to exchange Republic for the perceived benefits of peoples democracy , not realizing that the end result will be a tyranny.


20 jan.

Well that’s definitely a cool picture of the F-15! So if you had to speculate on the potential Supreme Court decision what are the positive and negative effects for your farm?



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