Friday, December 31, 2021

Dread Ilk Down

 Most of our friendship... I only knew him as Aardvark..  a hilarious commenter at Vox's blog that made t-shirts for a living.  I considered him a friend for over 20 years.  

In 2002 when I lived in WV a package showed up at my house...  when I opened it I found a t-shirt with a picture of Che Guererra's death face...  and the words "Happiness is a Dead Commie" written above it.  Aardvark sent me that.

A couple years later it was another shirt... with a stylized picture of Che... and the caption said "douCHEbag"

God love Aardvark.  I knew him and his sons... and I loved them all.

I had never met Aardvark in person but over the last few years we had interacted more over social media.  When we had a giant get-together at my place this year.. I was horrified when I learned that he wasn't planning on coming.... because due to those interactions... he worried that I didn't like him.

Aardvark was a kind old man.. and due to some previous experiences, he had kind of a soft heart.  Thankfully he did come and I did get to meet him... and I hugged him and I told him I loved him.  

We lost Aardvark recently.   The world is dimmer.  

But as all things...  this loss is temporary.  We will be with our brother again in time.  Death has no real sting.

But sometimes loss does...  even temporary loss.  

God Speed Weatherly.

We will honor your memory...  you were OG Dread Ilk.  

Friday, October 30, 2020

Ashes Don't Burn

So the power had just come on...  started the hell out of me.   The second Hurricane in the last 6 weeks had left us a little battered...  reopened some of the wounds from the first...  made a few new ones... and left us without power for a few days.

Hadn't be more than an hour or so after the power came on that my phone rang.   Didn't recognize the number but it was local... and I had left so many messages for so many contractors that I just answered it anyway.  Worse comes to worse I would hang up on the idiot trying to sell me an extended warranty for my car.

Nate:  Hello


Hrmmm... that sounds like Will.  Is will jerking my chain?

Nate: Wait... your house is on fire?

Will:  My house is burning.  right now.

Nate:  Look.. I am probably gonna regret this.. but...  I don't believe you.


Nate:  Ok...  send me a pic.   Then I will believe you.

Nate:  ...   How's your mama?  are you ok?

Will: you believe me now?

Nate:  I am on my way.

Now... y'all don't know Will.   Will is a kid from a poor family out in the middle of no where.  He started coming to youth several years ago when I was running it.  Last year we got him baptized in the waters of Lake Junaluska in the Mountains of North Carolina.   in the summer of 2019...  Will lost his daddy in a car accident just a few hundred yards from his house.  And now... his whole house was burning down in front of his eyes.

I had no idea what to do.  I just jumped in the truck and drove there.  I kept calling our pastor...  who kept not answering his phone.  if I hadn't known where the house was it wouldn't have mattered.  I could've followed the smoke.  it was bad.  real bad.

When I arrived there were fire trucks everywhere...  at least 6...  house blazing.  They were fighting it... but it didn't matter.  it was gonna be a total loss.  I found Will and his mama...  and I gave Will a hug.

He said, "Mr Nate...  My Daddy's ashes are in there."

And I said "Son... Ashes don't burn."

say a prayer for Will and his mom would ya?  reckon they could use it.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tiger doing Tiger Things

Hey.. so first of all sorry about missing Friday night.   I am serious about restarting the ATF show.  I just had no voice on Friday night.  We ended up taking our kids and DJ's girls to a theme park nearby and instead of spending a couple hours like we anticipated... we had the time of our lives and were there all day.  That said..  there will be ATF shows on a far more regular basis henceforth.    Now...  on to the post.

I'm not a golf person.  That said I appreciate excellence in just about anything.  The Masters is the one golf event that I will actually put on the television and enjoy.  Granted I don't actually watch it.  I consider it to be the absolute best background television option of the year.  Think about it.  Background tv can be really nice...  much like background music can be really nice.  The Masters... watched in such a way is perfect.  Its mostly shots of beautiful scenery and relatively smart people making calm soft comments that you don't actually have to listen to.  So if you're at work or working on something.. you can turn on The Masters and it will sort of make whatever you're actually doing a little better.  My primary complaint this year was that there weren't enough shots of pretty girls in sundresses.  All people love women in sundresses.  and no... I am not saying that there has never been a claim against sundresses.  I'm saying that those who would make such a claim are likely not people.

Imagine my irritation however to have my favorite background tv interrupted by... something interesting.  

It started as a mere distraction.  Tiger is playing well.  For a guy my age... Tiger was a phenom almost on par in terms of dominance as Tyson was.  Now Tiger didn't make Golf an absolute must see event every time he played the way Mike Tyson did with Boxing.  But we got very used to seeing the man do utterly insane things on sportscenter… back when ESPN actually broadcast sports.

But that all ended way back in 2005... oh he won a major here and all the way up until 2011 but he was not utterly dominant the way he had been.  The game caught up to him... and his own bizarre fitness obsession destroyed his body.

And that's what made Sunday so fantastic.  If there is a professional athlete that has overcome more than Tiger to get back on top... I cannot think of who that is.

If you cannot appreciate that something is broken inside you.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Genetically Engineering Monkeys

Did you see this retardery?    They are inserting human genes into monkeys to make them smarter.  I have but one response to this stupidity.



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ATF Show

We're getting the band back together!

Me and Six will be doing the ATF Show this Friday night... 9pm God's Time... or Central Standard Time to some of you.

Hopefully having a little heads up will make it easier for y'all to catch the show.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Nationalism is Not a Passing Fad

I know its hard to believe... but apparently Bill Kristol still has a job.  I mean its heartening to know that someone can be as consistently wrong about everything for 20 years... like Bill Kristol has... and still be able to find gainful employment.

I suppose the same thing could be said for the National Review. 

I know that Bill still has a job because I came across that piece that he wrote asserting that nationalism was just a passing fad and it would be forgotten soon.  In the immortal words of Donald Trump...   WRONG.

Nationalism is not a fad.  Globalsim is.  Nationalism is human nature and has been the default setting for humans since... oh... forever.

Not only is it not going away... its spreading.  Consider this...   how many of you were aware that Mongolia had a Metal Band that wrote overtly nationalist music?

well...  now you do.   and of course... if you're like me... you're probably thinking that mongols singing and chanting like this is probably not great news for eastern Europe.  Still it is without question nationalist.  And people love it.

Not good enough?  How about some German nationalism?  Remember Rammstein?  Remember the song "Amerika"?  

We're all living in America
America is Wunderbar
We're all living in America

This is not a love song
This is not a love song

Kristol is a moron.  Globalism as hurt everyone.  Rammstein saw globalism as the amerification of their nation.  The Hu see something similar and that's clear in their music as well.

Music is becoming more nationalistic.  Art is becoming more nationalistic.

That is because people are rejecting the globalist lies and returning to their default setting.


Friday, April 05, 2019

The ATF Show Returns

Well believe it or not... this thing still exists.


I didn't expect to be writing here today...  I bet you didn't expect to be reading here either.  But here we are.  Brought together likely by the passing of a friend.  We lost an OG Dread Ilk today...  and in his honor... we'll be firing up the old ATF show.  

Grab a libation...grab some smoke...  and kick off your shoes and stay a while.  You've been missed.

here's the link to the show.   It will kick off at 9:00 PM God's Time... or CST as it is called by the less informed.

if you want to call in... and you should.. because this is gonna be damn hard...  the number is:

(760) 283-5135

follow the link... there is a cool picture slide show to ogle while we jabber