This week’s My Life (in Balance) series, No. 15-18.
This crime scene was delicious! Bardo Farm pork chop and parmesan caulimash with a “tomato butter sauce”(ish).
This time of year, I start catching up on cooking shows, and this motivates me to try new things… this time, with some leftover ripe tomatoes from last night’s casual dinner with friends.
Driving back from our hike this morning, I told Louis Calitz if I was ever on a cooking show, I’d nail the proteins–my fish is always *glistening*–but I have almost zero experience in sauces, so I’d get eliminated for not being able to “elevate a dish”.
So I came home, ordered a sauce cookbook, then made this random tomato crime scene, and we’ll see how it goes in the future!
Have you caught the first season of my rustic cooking show Freedomnomnom, where I make easy, low carb dishes in under 30 minutes (mostly)? Visit the FREEDOMNOMNOM playlist on CarlaGerickeTV and remember to SUBSCRIBE!
Free Staters are NH allies
To the Editor: The vitriol against Free Staters must stop. I’m receiving death threats, Democrats are calling for our “extermination” — Twitter took weeks to remove this — and I received a letter at my house calling me the C-word and telling me to get the F-word “out of our state.”
Whose state? About 70% of the Legislature were not born here. Individuals moving here to bolster the New Hampshire Advantage, as well as thousands of Granite Staters who now self-identify as Free Staters, are allies not enemies.
Like you, Free Staters want limited government, low taxes, no income tax, and school choice. We subscribe to the non-aggression principle, the ethical stance that you cannot force someone to do something: “Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff.”
We believe you are the best steward of your life and money. We believe the economic prosperity and quality of life found in the “Live Free or Die” state is worth preserving.
Sometimes, granted, the methods employed to reverse the harm being inflicted by Democrats and RINOs won’t appeal to all. On the flipside, they locked you down and called you “non-essential.” As a student of history, this is much worse than using the democratic process to try to cut a school budget or reform a government-owned ski resort.
Free Staters come in peace. We’re building a consent-based society in strong communities focused on a brighter future. If you are against Free Staters, you support the control and subjugation of your neighbors. Be a Free Stater instead!
Durette Court, Manchester
This week’s My Life (in Balance) series, No. 10-14. For context on the Manchurian candidate joke, there’s this batshit craziness coming from the left… I don’t even know what this means (or even where it came from… I just saw a random FSP post about it)…
Yesterday, Rosemary Rung, a NH Democrat, posted the tweet below, and I responded asking what we should call anti-freedom people like them. In response to that, some people chimed in, and then, in a reply to someone, I jokingly said: “Live free or comply, you non-essentials!”
Clearly, any thinking human would understand this was a choice point on the NH motto, and that I was not directing my comment to anyone, nor was I threatening anyone with “abusive or harassing” speech.
Regardless, Twitter decided to suspend my account for 12 hours, even after I deleted the post.
In case you haven’t been censored on Twitter yet, let me explain some of the steps:
1. They tell you you’ve violated a community standard, in this case, that my word are “abusive or harassing.” My words aren’t even directed at “someone”.
2. You can either click to acknowledge you have indeed violated a standard, in this case, forcing me to admit that my words are ABUSE AND HARASSMENT, in order to get your account back (this is de facto commie “admit you were wrong!”) or you can appeal.
3. The appeal box only allows a few lines of text, so you cannot make a cogent argument to defend your free speech honor.
4. They then give you another chance to “just delete it,” which, if you’re like me, you think, “Oh, ok, wth, you dumbasses, I’ll just cop to it, just gimme my account back” (that’s “app-crack addiction” right there).
5. Even after you admit to your dirty, dirty free speech violating ways, they STILL suspend your account for a certain period of time (this one for me is 12 hours).
These are the kinds of rules you could expect to see under a fascist regime. Oh wait, that is EXACTLY what Twitter is… a corporation claiming to be a private entity with its own “community standard” while also doing the Regime’s censorship for it.
TL;DR: Free speech matters. Censorship sucks.
This is what New Hampshire Democrat’s “Free State Derangement Syndrome” looks like. This is a new level of (probably?) Soros-funded madness, so I am coining a new tag for my website’s search function: FSDS. These people are unhinged. I don’t know who put this together, but it doesn’t seem to have a whole lot to actually do with New Hampshire, or what Free Staters are trying to accomplish, which is to build a consent-based society.
CONSENT… which apparently, New Hampshire Democrats now hate! Weird.
The Lancet now admits c19 could be [is!] a lab leak. Will I get my censored posts & YT videos back? What reparations will be given to the thought leaders WHO HAVE BEEN RIGHT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY yet censored by government’s unaccountable Big Tech lackeys?
Read the Daily Mail’s account of a possible leak. Read the Lancet paper: An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origins of SARS-Cov-2.
When c19 broke, I still had a podcast called Told You So with my neighbor before Covid drove us apart. You can go listen to the last few episodes where I rightly advocate against the totalitarian response we saw. You can also find content on my YT channel (some episodes were simply deleted though) to vet whether I was right about stuff.
From the start, I said :
YOU NEVER GIVE UP LIBERTY FOR A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.
YOU NEVER FORCE YOUR NEIGHBORS TO DO THINGS TO THEIR BODIES AGAINST THEIR WILL.
YOU CANNOT HAVE INFORMED CONSENT IF YOU ARE CENSORING ANY OPPOSING MEDICAL OPINIONS.
Oh, and I was Team Lab Leak from the start.
The most frustrating part is it doesn’t matter if I was right because THE BIG LIE, the propaganda machine that gave you WMD and Iraqi babies in incubators, already did its work.
The vast majority of people submitted to the mass formation and will continue to embrace the lies, because it is VERY HARD TO ADMIT YOU’VE BEEN HAD.
But sorry. You’ve been had.
The US Government under Fauci’s NIH FUNDED gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab. GoF, btw, is when mad scientists make viruses more dangerous to humans. (Yeah, your tax dollars at work.) In 2012, Fauci said if GoF research escaped a lab and caused a pandemic, it would still be “worth it.”
It WAS “worth it” to him because he MAKES MONEY OFF THE MANDATED VACCINES.
You can’t make this shit up, but man, you sound somewhat bonkers when you tell the truth of the matter.
My heart bleeds for the damage done to the world.
PS: Do NOT vax your kids & don’t get boosters. The global all-cause mortality is 15-30% HIGHER since the vax rollouts.
I bet y’all didn’t know I was once a red-headed “supermodel” for a day in Brazil, huh? Lol (This came up in my TBT memories from years ago.)
I’m sharing it because… why the hell not? I look hot and I’ll never be that young or that fit or have a red perm ever again.
I love that Carla, who was 21 or 22, just graduated from law school & I *think* this was the trip when Louis came with to visit my parents when Dad was Consul in Rio/Brasilia.
EDIT, I was 20 because when Louis came with me to Brazil, I just remembered, my hair was shorter, see here:
Yes, there have been challenges and dreams that haven’t come to fruition, most notably a devastating miscarriage in my second trimester a few months before we moved to NH in 2008.
Life ends up being highs and lows, some through the choices we make, and sometimes, through just plain, uncontrollable bad luck.
While you cannot control the shitty curve balls, you CAN control how you respond.
You can let crap knock you down and keep you there in a world of hurt and excuses and sadness, or you can pick yourself up, and plant your feet firmly back on your proverbial river rock.
I was taught to stand up every time, no matter what, and to accept the things I cannot change and focus on where *I CAN* make a difference.
Just as I stood on that rock all those years ago, bold and beautiful, I stand for liberty and freedom in the Free State of New Hampshire, the place I chose as my forever home.
Here I stand now, wider, grayer, wiser, but still bold and brazen and brave, because fighting for freedom these days takes balls.
Here I stand, ready for whatever life throws my way next! (I hope it’s a House seat! Lol SUPPORT MY RACE!)
People seem to be digging these! 🙂 Backstory: I am a bit of a weirdo who tends to spend waaaaay too much time in my head talking myself out of presenting the things I do.
Not not doing things, doing things and then not sharing them with anyone. That’s my issue.
Some people struggle with producing, I struggle with the confidence to put what I make out there. Or rather, I… used to? Or, at least, I am… learning to not care as much but rather just do it. If people respond, GREAT, if they don’t, tomorrow is another day! Neatly summed up by this one:
This series came to me during my last fast, from September 6-10, 2022 (yes, that’s 5 days!). I’m going to consider it either divine inspiration or madness due to hunger, but what the hey, I’ll take it!
Here are a couple of additional ones from this week. The “Donut” one is the most popular thus far.
Since this week was pretty good for me in terms of focusing on “making things (badly)” <—the permission I have to give my own mind in order to put things out there, here are a few other images I made using some apps. I use Prisma for different effects and Layout for general stuff.