Update on Who We Are – And a Listing of Right Wing Businesses

Well whatever labels my readers self-identify as I’d say the majority of them could be described as Contrarians because most won’t be persuaded to take the poll.  But that’s okay.  Nothing wrong with having an independent streak.

Anyway, so far, the small sample we have is dominated by libertarians of various stripes.  Next are the conservatives.  There’s one traditionalist (like myself) and even a Bernie Bro!

Conservative 3
Traditionalist 1
Libertarian 4
Ayn Randian 1
Ron Paul Follower 1
Bernie Bro 1

 

Of course, eleven is a pretty small sample size, so I won’t try to get too scientific about it, but I am encouraged that it’s not an echo chamber.  We have a pretty fair range of beliefs.  And I believe an even wider range is out there but not announcing themselves due to the fringe effect.  Actually I just made that name up now.  I’m sure social scientists have a technical term for this but I’m just a simple engineer so I don’t know it.  Anyway, what I mean is that as you get farther and farther from the center (on both sides) people become much more careful about announcing their ideologies out of a sense of caution.

Well, I’m enjoying seeing who’s out there so I’ll keep the poll going (even though the software I’m using is pretty ugly looking).

One of my readers thought it was a good idea to keep a list of conservative companies that provide various products and services that currently seem dominated by left wing companies or companies that are easily coerced by SJWs to sabotage right wing folk.  I agree with him.  I’ve set up a forum called “Directory of Right Wing Businesses” here’s the link http://orionscoldfire.com/index.php/forums/forum/directory-of-right-wing-businesses/

I started it off with Black Rifle Coffee Company.  Everyone is welcome to add a recommendation.  I’ll maintain the list and eventually format it for convenience.  And feedback on companies will be an important component.

Well anyway, I’ve been enjoying the feedback in the comments so thanks for that.  And for you photographers out there remember the photo forum is for you guys to link your stuff and talk gear.  Well, this is just a quick note.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us and I hope to have more time around the holidays (well, when I’m not eating turkey) to blog and there seem to be all kinds of crazy things going on to keep our attention, but I want to make sure there are fun things to talk about too.  For any of you out there who are country music fans, I have a review coming up very soon on a new singer/songwriter who is pretty great in my opinion.  And since this is all nothing but my opinion I’ll try to link to some YouTube stuff of his that is pretty entertaining.  So, I’ll wrap this up.  Stay tuned to OCF and I’ll try to keep you folks entertained or at least occupied with my ravings.

Since my readers don’t always stop by every day I figured I’d paste this poll on each post for a while to see what folks call themselves.  This is the post the poll came from  Who Are We?

… And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog?  I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like.  If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below.  I think it might be interesting.

 

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Black Rifle Coffee Company

I followed a link on Vox’s page and read an article at Breitbart about Keurig dropping their advertising from Hannity because of his interview with Judge Moore from Alabama and it mentioned a coffee company run by veterans called Black Rifle Coffee Company.  One of their mottos is “Make Coffee Great Again” so you can guess which side of the fence they’re on.

Well, that got me thinking.  Currently I drink Pete’s Coffee and they’re a West Coast company and I’d bet my last doubloon that they’re as left wing as The NY Times.  I thought, why don’t I put my money where my mouth is?  So, I’ve joined Black Rifle’s coffee club.  Now this is a big move.  I drink a whole lot of coffee.  Camera Girl cold brews a quart of coffee every morning and then sends that with me the next morning in a thermos (hot of course).  This thermos keeps me alive and producing engineering at an industrial scale.  If my coffee fails me it might cause a rift in the space/time continuum serious enough to destroy all life as we know it or at least get me fired for falling asleep at my desk.  But I want to do my part for the cause.  I have now sworn off lefty coffee for life.  Add that to the NFL, The Simpsons, almost all Hollywood movies and television shows and the Dixie Chicks (actually that one was easy, they suck).  Let’s just call this my first foray into virtue signaling.  Actually, now I see why they do it.  It’s fun sticking your thumb in the eye of The Man (well girly man anyway).

I really think it’s time for someone to start putting together a comprehensive list of conservative alternatives to lefty products and services (and companies that invariably cave to lefty pressure).  I’d love to pass along cash to right wing folks who make stuff that I need to buy anyway.  Something like an Amazon Associates program for right wing stuff would be fantastic.  But of course, without the Bezos bias thrown in. If any of you folks have any suggestions for conservative alternatives for everyday (or special) commerce items please share them here.  It’ll take years to put a dent into the Google/Amazon/Facebook military industrial complex but as the Chinese say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Well, at least I think that’s what they’re saying, some of the r’s and l’s might have been dropped and I was crunching the crunchy noodles so I might have misunderstood.  Actually I think what he said was “please pay the bill and get out right away because we have a party of 24 and need to combine this table with a lot of other tables to form one big table.”

Well wish me luck.  This is serious business.  Without good coffee my existence would be a hollow mockery of living.  I would wander aimlessly from my desk to the cafeteria staring at the carafes of pencil shaving infused battery acid that they call coffee there and wondering how I managed to pass right through the gates of hell without noticing the inscription.

 

Since my readers don’t always stop by every day I figured I’d paste this poll on each post for a while to see what folks call themselves.  This is the post the poll came from  Who Are We?

… And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog?  I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like.  If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below.  I think it might be interesting.

 

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