Monthly Archives: June 2022

UPDATED: As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

I know that video clip going around looks awful, but let me give some context here.

There has been extreme heat and humidity in Western Kansas and cattle have died. This is normal, and 10,000 head total statewide is not a “mass die-off that will cripple the beef supply.” Not even close.

There are roughly six million cattle in Kansas. Of those, over two million are “on feed” in confinement feedlots in the western half of the state.

In the former United States, something like 125,000 head of cattle are slaughtered per day, Monday through Friday, with a reduced kill on Saturday. So, as you can see, 10,000 deads in a heatwave is statistically insignificant.

The cattle shown in the video were not on pasture, they were in a confinement feedlot, as we can see by their size and the reportage says “fat cattle”. That means: in the feedlot approaching slaughter weight. They were not on ranches, grazing. They were in feedlots. Standing on dirt, in fenced pens, eating grain (corn) and drinking water from feed troughs all day every day. These cattle hadn’t seen a ranch, or eaten a blade of grass, in months.

The reported “epicenter” of this heat event was Ulysses, KS. That’s my old stomping grounds, and I would take a spitball guess that within a 100 mile radius of Ulysses, KS there are close to a million cattle on feed in confinement feedlots, maybe more.

So 10,000 deads, statewide, really isn’t a “massive die-off”.

In the video, what you are seeing is cattle that died in the pen of heat stress, and the feedlot has used loaders to move the carcasses out of the pens, in preparation for burial. They will probably bring in Caterpillars to dig trenches and dispose of the carcasses thusly, according to the law, and common sense. Those carcasses cannot be processed, even for dog food, if I’m not mistaken. Can you imagine just the cost of the diesel to haul those carcasses to a rendering plant?

Also note that almost all the cattle are BLACK. Imagine that you weigh 1200+ pounds, have a giant fermentation vat inside your belly, and you are in a pen in SW Kansas, and the heat index is 105 degrees. Now, let’s also say that you have a low-grade respiratory virus, and thus you can’t purge heat as quickly as you should through respiration, and you are wearing a black fur coat.

You gonna die.

Do you know what the top-end of the “thermal neutral zone” of cattle is – that is the temperature at which the animal must work to stay cool? It’s 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you say the top-end of the human TNZ is in the upper-70s, then 100 degree temps are to cattle like what 125 degrees, outside, with no shade, with a full belly like Thanksgiving dinner all the time, would be to us.

Is this starting to make sense?

This isn’t Bill Gates killing cattle. Not that Bill Gates isn’t one of the most evil men alive, worthy of capital crimes against humanity trial and punishment, nor that he isn’t trying to eliminate meat and essentially control the food supply. He is. But 10,000 deads in a triple-digit heatwave in western Kansas isn’t a nefarious “Mass Die-off” that will cripple the beef supply. It simply isn’t. This has happened before – much worse, in fact- and will happen again. Heat death loss is a calculated and accounted-for risk in cattle feeding. As is death loss from blizzards and ice storms. It’s part of the deal.

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that the weather was worse than thought. The air was completely stagnant – ZERO wind – and there was effectively no nighttime temperature drop relief during this spell. Bottom line, if you say to me that there was low-five-figure death loss in this heat spell in western Kansas feedlots, my response is, “Is that all??”

I hope this context helps.

Now, since this post will go all over the place, especially in cattle quarters, let me say a quick word about my 16 hour cash cattle marketing DVD set. Yes. It’s still for sale, and no, I haven’t raised the price a cent in 14 years. It is still $500 even though the cattle markets have easily doubled since my first DVD release in ARSH 2008.

Yes, the rumors are true. I recorded the current second edition in March of ARSH 2011, and it includes modules on: Hyperinflation, bartering, including in a dollar-less economy for rounds of ammo and gallons of diesel, cost calculation in a dollar-less environment, and the urgency of eliminating all debt. It’s almost as if I saw all of this coming or something….

Who should buy it? Only people who will be engaging in actual livestock raising (cattle and sheep are the two species specifically addressed, but the concepts transcend all species, including hogs and poultry in a collapsed economy where vertical integration goes away). But of what size? All sizes. From five head, to fifty thousand. That’s the sweet thing about pure arithmetic: it scales from micro to macro.

If you have no livestock, nor intend to ever have any, and you buy it, I guess you might learn some interesting and generally applicable arithmetic concepts, but it would basically be a charitable contribution to me.

I will not teach any live cattle marketing schools again, so if you want the “Barnhardt” experience, it’s the DVD. And the DVD is really quite good, if I do say so myself. The ability to go back and review chapters as much as you’d like is actually a huge advantage over the live schools. And yes, it comes with a 65 page full-color workbook.

To purchase, email me at [email protected] and put “Cattle Marketing DVD” in the subject line. I’ll shoot instructions back right away.

Barnhardt Podcast #174: Highway to the Podcast Zone

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In this episode we discuss the devotion to the Sacred Heart as well as the 12 promises of the Sacred Heart — which are enough to take my breath away! — and are such a consolation in a world where evil men seek only to be playing with the boys. We also discussed the new formula for absolution which, while valid, will be sure to disturb the calm of a few souls.

Through the fire of these hot summer nights of chaos, the mighty wings of the Holy Spirit will guide us through the danger zone of evil; be not confused with destination unknown but ask God: “Lead me, so that I may see heaven in your eyes for all eternity!”

***Disclaimer: Supernerd might have been listening to the Top Gun soundtrack while preparing this podcast summary…

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Happy Feast of the Good Pelican!

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the great feast celebrating specifically the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Interestingly, but not at all surprisingly, Antipope Bergoglio holds this feast in particular contempt, and has now effectively abolished its celebration in Rome.

Antipope Jorge Bergoglio staring down his enemy.

Christ is called “The Good Pelican” and the pelican is a symbol of Christ because pelicans will, if need be, peck at their own chests and feed their young on their own flesh and blood.

Below is the literal translation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ hymn which he wrote for this great feast, “Adoro Te Devote”, “I devoutly adore You”. I find the literal translation to be more moving than the poetic versions.

Pray for Pope Benedict, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.


I devoutly adore You, hidden Deity,

Who are truly hidden beneath these appearances.

My whole heart submits to You,

And in contemplating You, it surrenders itself completely.

Sight, touch, taste are all deceived in their judgment of You,

But hearing suffices firmly to believe.

I believe all that the Son of God has spoken;

There is nothing truer than this word of Truth.

On the Cross only the divinity was hidden,

But here the humanity is also hidden.

Yet believing and confessing both,

I ask for what the penitent thief asked.

I do not see wounds as Thomas did,

But I confess that You are my God.

Make me believe much more in You,

Hope in you, and love You.

O memorial of Our Lord’s death,

Living Bread that gives life to man,

Grant my soul to live on You,

And always to savor Your sweetness.

Lord Jesus, Good Pelican,

wash my filthiness and clean me with Your Blood,

One drop of which can free

the entire world of all its sins.

Jesus, whom now I see hidden,

I ask You to fulfill what I so desire:

That the sight of Your Face being unveiled

I may have the happiness of seeing Your glory. Amen.

Two men stand up to the obese women sacrificing children to moloch’s sodomite priests. Watch and be edified.

“We’re going to call the police.”

“YES! Please do! There’s a pedophile here with children!”

Why every one of these events, well-advertised as they are, aren’t stormed by the county sheriffs is a sad testimony, and confirms that the moral responsibility to protect children is now squarely upon civilian Christian men.

It only took two men to stop this event. Imagine if six, eight or fifteen men rolled in to every attempt to sacrifice children like this.

St. Anthony has a little advice…

“The Creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter; the God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin. Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this? Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer; the wise, to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate; a child of a prince, to a peasant.”

-St. Anthony of Padua

Vatican I defined the dogma of Papal Infallibility precisely so that we could easily recognize Antipope Bergoglio as an Antipope, and thus Pope Benedict’s Substantially Erroneous attempted partial resignation as invalid. Vatican I wasn’t a mistake. It is proof of God’s loving Providence

Resigning an Office is a JURIDICAL act, not a matter of faith and morals. This is why Canon Law addresses the conditions of validity or invalidity of a putative Papal resignation (332.2 and 188) – because JURIDICAL acts are NOT in any way covered under the dogma of Papal Infallibility. In fact, Canons 332.2 and 188 protect the Office of the Papacy itself from any juridical Substantial Error committed by the Pope, invalidating by the Law itself any substantially erroneous, coerced, or bribed resignation, and thus retaining the Office to him until he either proffers a juridically valid resignation, or dies.

Vatican I was crystal clear in its definition of Papal Infallibility as pertaining ONLY to ex cathedra teaching on matters of faith and morals – NOT juridical acts. The Pope is free to louse-up a resignation, and we know this for an ontological certainty because loused-up papal resignations are addressed in Canon Law, AND Vatican I clearly defined the domain of Papal Infallibility as matters of faith and morals, NOT juridical acts.

Here is the entirety of Chapter 4 of Session 4 of Vatican 1.  It’s a short, clear and worth three minutes of your time to read.  Emphases mine.

Chapter 4.
On the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff

1. That apostolic primacy which the Roman Pontiff possesses as successor of Peter, the prince of the apostles, includes also the supreme power of teaching. This Holy See has always maintained this, the constant custom of the Church demonstrates it, and the ecumenical councils, particularly those in which East and West met in the union of faith and charity, have declared it.

2. So the fathers of the fourth Council of Constantinople, following the footsteps of their predecessors, published this solemn profession of faith: The first condition of salvation is to maintain the rule of the true faith. And since that saying of our lord Jesus Christ, You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church [55], cannot fail of its effect, the words spoken are confirmed by their consequences. For in the Apostolic See the Catholic religion has always been preserved unblemished, and sacred doctrine been held in honor. Since it is our earnest desire to be in no way separated from this faith and doctrine, we hope that we may deserve to remain in that one communion which the Apostolic See preaches, for in it is the whole and true strength of the Christian religion [56].

What is more, with the approval of the second Council of Lyons, the Greeks made the following profession:
“The Holy Roman Church possesses the supreme and full primacy and principality over the whole Catholic Church. She truly and humbly acknowledges that she received this from the Lord himself in blessed Peter, the prince and chief of the apostles, whose successor the Roman Pontiff is, together with the fullness of power. And since before all others she has the duty of defending the truth of the faith, so if any questions arise concerning the faith, it is by her judgment that they must be settled.” [57]

Then there is the definition of the Council of Florence:
“The Roman Pontiff is the true vicar of Christ, the head of the whole Church and the father and teacher of all Christians; and to him was committed in blessed Peter, by our lord Jesus Christ, the full power of tending, ruling and governing the whole Church.” [58]

3. To satisfy this pastoral office, our predecessors strove unwearyingly that the saving teaching of Christ should be spread among all the peoples of the world; and with equal care they made sure that it should be kept pure and uncontaminated wherever it was received.

4. It was for this reason that the bishops of the whole world, sometimes individually, sometimes gathered in synods, according to the long established custom of the Churches and the pattern of ancient usage referred to this Apostolic See those dangers especially which arose in matters concerning the faith. This was to ensure that any damage suffered by the faith should be repaired in that place above all where the faith can know no failing [59].

5. The Roman pontiffs, too, as the circumstances of the time or the state of affairs suggested, sometimes by summoning ecumenical councils or consulting the opinion of the Churches scattered throughout the world, sometimes by special synods, sometimes by taking advantage of other useful means afforded by divine providence, defined as doctrines to be held those things which, by God’s help, they knew to be in keeping with Sacred Scripture and the apostolic traditions.

6. For the Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter not so that they might, by his revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by his assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles.

Indeed, their apostolic teaching was embraced by all the venerable fathers and reverenced and followed by all the holy orthodox doctors, for they knew very well that this See of St. Peter always remains unblemished by any error, in accordance with the divine promise of our Lord and Savior to the prince of his disciples: I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren [60].

7. This gift of truth and never-failing faith was therefore divinely conferred on Peter and his successors in this See so that they might discharge their exalted office for the salvation of all, and so that the whole flock of Christ might be kept away by them from the poisonous food of error and be nourished with the sustenance of heavenly doctrine. Thus the tendency to schism is removed and the whole Church is preserved in unity, and, resting on its foundation, can stand firm against the gates of hell.

8. But since in this very age when the salutary effectiveness of the apostolic office is most especially needed, not a few are to be found who disparage its authority, we judge it absolutely necessary to affirm solemnly the prerogative which the only-begotten Son of God was pleased to attach to the supreme pastoral office.

9. Therefore, faithfully adhering to the tradition received from the beginning of the Christian faith, to the glory of God our savior, for the exaltation of the Catholic religion and for the salvation of the Christian people, with the approval of the Sacred Council, we teach and define as a divinely revealed dogma that when the Roman Pontiff speaks EX CATHEDRA, that is, when, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church, he possesses, by the divine assistance promised to him in blessed Peter, that infallibility which the divine Redeemer willed his Church to enjoy in defining doctrine concerning faith or morals. Therefore, such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are of themselves, and not by the consent of the Church, irreformable.

So then, should anyone, which God forbid, have the temerity to reject this definition of ours: let him be anathema.

Given at Rome in public session, solemnly held in the Vatican Basilica in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, on the eighteenth day of July, in the twenty-fifth year of Our Pontificate.


Pray for Pope Benedict XVI the one and only living Pope, whether he likes it or not, and for all who have been and are being scandalized and led into error, schism, and apostasy by the Bergoglian Antipapacy.

Sweet Respite: More Edifying Music, since you have asked. “Never My Love” for June, the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which burns in infinite, inextinguishable love for every one of us.  That is why hell exists – because He loves us with such infinitude that He can’t snuff us out of existence, even if we tell Him to our dying breaths to go… well.  You know how people hate Him.  He is the most hated Entity in the universe – by a LONG SHOT.  

Has anyone ever hated you?  Have you ever been the target of a Diabolical Narcissist?  Or even just a sinner? Could YOU snuff that person totally out of existence?  Really? Could you really do that? Jesus couldn’t, and can’t, not because He doesn’t have the ability – of course He has the ability, HE IS THE CREATOR.  He can’t snuff any of us, or any of the fallen angels, out of existence because He loves us.  We aren’t chessmen to Him.  We aren’t toy soldiers to Him.  We aren’t ants on the sidewalk to Him. We are infinitely loved rational intellects made in His likeness and image to be loved by Him forever, which necessitates our free will to choose to love Him in return… or hate Him through our indifference and pride.  Love is only love if it is FREELY CHOSEN. Love can NEVER be coerced. Consider that.

So here is a beautiful song from the heart of the 1960s, by the Association.  “Never My Love”.  The lyrics aren’t PERFECT, but I have added [red brackets] to correct the theological imprecisions IF one hears this song as Our Lord singing to us.  He doesn’t DEPEND on us, and He doesn’t REQUIRE us.  Which only makes the point that much stronger…

Our Lord’s love for us is COMPLETELY GRATUITOUS.

Enjoy Five Nerds and an Asian Cat singing a beautiful song. I hope you never hear it the same way again.

You ask Me if there’ll come a time
When I grow tired of you
Never, My love
Never, My love

You wonder if this Heart of Mine
Will lose Its desire for you
Never, My love
Never, My love

What makes you think love will end
When you know that My whole life depends
On you (on you) [His existence in absolutely no way depends on any of us created beings, ever. Ever.]
Never, My love
Never, My love

You say you fear I’ll change My Mind
And I won’t require you [He does not REQUIRE any of us.  He is God. He requires nothing. That’s the point…]
Never, My love
Never, My love

How can you think love will end
When I’ve asked you to spend your whole life
With Me (with Me, with Me) [Exactly true, and note the Triune repitition…]

You wonder if this Heart of Mine
Will lose Its desire for you
Never, My love

TopGun: Great, except the nation it is set in no longer exists. And probably hasn’t since ARSH 2008 with the Soetoro usurpation.

Several members of the Barnhardt Podcast crew report very positive things about the TopGun experience. We’ll get the full debriefing on the next Podcast. And we’re flattered by the angry emails coming in demanding a new episode. We hear you, believe me. I had a span of being unavailable, and now Supernerd is taking care of some serious family stuff that VASTLY outweighs any online commitments. I’ll not go into details, but, if I could solicit prayers for Supernerd and SuperMommy specifically asking the intercession of:

Our Lady of the Assumption

St. Joseph

St. Tiny Princess

Thank you for your prayers, and your patience. It’s good for both of us to know that we’re missed.

Circling back, here’s my thought on TopGun. IF you’re going to see it, see it in the biggest format theater you can, understanding that the United States is a dead corpse – long, long dead. Smell that? That stench? Yeah. It’s the rotting flesh of the United States. Detach now. It will make everything internally easier.