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     It’s hard to imagine what possessed “Joe Biden” to decide this was a good idea for him (unless he wasn’t the decider). Since we’re in an era of archetypal psychodrama, the event looks more like a ritual sacrifice. His recent public performances have been, shall we say, less than reassuring in both utterance and physical poise. He comes off as Captain Queeg meets Mr. Magoo. So, you have to wonder if some ancient tropism-of-the-mind steers him to certain destruction, egged on by those of his own faction who will benefit from his exit.

     The sordid spectacle of the Alvin Bragg prosecution has backfired spectacularly as even the president’s own cheerleaders begin to perceive the frightful dishonesty of a politicized DOJ that could just as easily be turned on them. Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar rehearsed their persecution fantasies for all to see on air this week — and, of course, and as usual, it was a sheer psychological projection of what their own party has been up to for eight long years.

     One supposes that “Joe Biden” will follow exactly that script next Thursday, as he accuses Mr. Trump of being “a dictator,” Adolf Hitler 2.0, seeking to use the levers of power to terrorize the defenders of democracy. It’s hard to see how he might get away with that. All Mr. Trump has to do is aver to the long list of malicious prosecutions, including the ones aimed at himself, launched lately against “JB’s” opponents. And he might throw in the regime’s lust to suppress free speech and truth itself — as in the Hunter Biden laptop monkey-business and hiding the facts around the Covid-19 fiasco.

     Speaking of which, this would be the best opportunity for Mr. Trump to come clean, if he can, about his role in the mRNA vaccine roll-out that has now morphed into what looks like the biggest disaster in modern medicine. It appears obvious that, as president, Mr. Trump was buffaloed by “the experts” in a culture that worships expertise. How exactly would he have opposed the White House Coronavirus Task Force headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci? And backed by the combined forces of the CDC, the FDA, the NIAID, the NIH, and every medical board from sea to shining sea? Should he have just said, Nah, we’re not gonna do that? I don’t think so. But there won’t be a better moment, or a bigger audience, to explain how all that actually worked, and went wrong.

     Since Mr. Trump’s temperament has drawn the most intense objurgation from his detractors, the easiest thing he can do in this debate is just mind his manners, and not allow himself to be baited or taunted. The roster of “Joe Biden’s” failures is so deep that all Mr. Trump has to do is remind the audience what they well-know adds up to an apparently deliberate effort to wreck the nation: the open border and the growing record of atrocious crimes committed by illegal aliens plus the immense anxiety about the intentions of jihadists and other nefarious foreigners ushered in by Homeland Security; the idiocy of our role in the Ukraine War and how easily the conflict could be concluded by willing negotiation; the cratering on-the-ground economy of goods and services (minus government hand-outs, bail-outs, subsidies, and statistical shell games); the out-of-control Deep State intel blob that is eating away at our basic liberties; the insane race-and-gender hustles aimed at sowing hatred and disordering normal modes of human relations; and much more that has been done to insult and humiliate the people of this land.

      In short, the record of “Joe Biden” and the claque behind him is unequaled for demolition of our national principles, institutions, traditions, and aspirations, and if it’s not already plain to see all around you, Mr. Trump is in a position to calmly make the case next Thursday night without resorting to any histrionics. There will also be opportunities for him to use the old Muhammad Ali “Rope-a-Dope” play on “Joe Biden.” Let the old grifter start yapping “convicted felon” and Mr. Trump can offer a review of the many cash gifts from foreign entities received into Hunter Biden’s dozen or so shell corporations, with a recitation of bank records, deal memos, and testimony-under-oath already in evidence, with hearings still ongoing.

      There’s also the fair chance that, despite the Adderall lighting up what’s left in his brain-pan, “Joe Biden” will quickly melt down altogether into a pathetic, gibbering zombie, spouting inanities about his Uncle Brosey amongst the cannibals, his victory over the arch-villain Corn Pop, his conquest of Mt. Everest side by side with Xi Jinping, his growing-up Latinx and Jewish in Scranton, PA, his rescuing Martin Luther King from a mob of Ku Kluxers and . . . well . . . the nabobs of the Democratic Party will finally have what they’re longing for: the excuse to dump this perfect ass of a fake president and throw the window wide open for Hillary Clinton to fly in on her leathery wings (Caw! Caw!) and lead the dwindling number of her deranged admirers to another humiliating election loss.

     What does this party have to run on besides the utterly empty, mendacious battle cry about saving our democracy? It offers nothing but ruin. The debate might even spell the death of the party itself. Oh, but also don’t rule out “Joe Biden” canceling at the last moment. Reasons.


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654 Responses to “A Door Closes, A Window Opens”

  1. MiTurn June 21, 2024 at 9:39 am #

    ” Adderall lighting up what’s left in his brain-pan, “Joe Biden” will quickly melt down altogether into a pathetic, gibbering zombie, spouting inanities…”

    That is why this “debate” will likely not occur. Wait for a crisis that excuses Brandon from attending the debate and that it will be postponed indefinitely.

    Unless the goal is to prepare the way for Ashtoreth herself, Ms. Clinton…

    • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 10:12 am #

      Interesting choice of an opening quote, and a very impressive source!!! (In all fairness to JHK, the opening quotes are typically from impressive people).

      Karen Kwiatkowski (Lt. Col, retired, USAF) is a regular contributor on antiwar dot com. She shares my views that the US is too militaristic, that these wars make the US less safe, and are draining our finances.

      So good for JHK for using a quote from a veteran who is now an anti-war activist, who actually has discussed what is going on in Gaza, on March 12, on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, which you can find on you-toob under this title:

      Col. Karen Kwiatkowski: US War Crimes in Gaza

      The title is self-explanatory.

      As far as Trump, last weekend in Detroit (1:13:00) he said he would

      “..not give one penny to any school that has a vaccine mandate or a mask mandate…”

      To my knowledge (I could be wrong on this), that is the closest he’s come to admitting the vax (that HE promoted—“it’s gonna be a great vaccine!”) is bad news.

      • hortonz June 21, 2024 at 10:41 am #

        “Almost every headline and what passes as ‘news’ in the United States, is a cry for help.” Change the United States to Canada and you have an excellent description of what’s going on in Canada, Except Margaret’s Mischievous Boy keeps changing the date of the next election, perhaps in an effort to allow more Liberal and NDP MP’s to qualify for the generous pensions that will be their reward for propping up the guy who destroyed a once-great country, Great post JHK but I got one question: why have you never considered running for public office? You would get my vote.

      • Uncle Abraham June 21, 2024 at 11:51 am #

        Soc, you assume that because Jim used a general quote from Karen K. he therefore agrees with and sanctions her completely wrong-minded and unfactual rendering and interpretation of the genesis and ascent of Israel.

        I agree with some of the things you write as well and could readily quote you on those, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re spiritually sick with Israel Derangement Syndrome.

        War crimes are on Hamas and Gaza.
        Genocide is the aim of Hamas and Gaza.
        Every drop of blood shed in Gaza is on Hamas and its supporters and enablers.

        • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

          No, YOU assume that I assume.

          • hmuller June 22, 2024 at 10:35 am #

            Hello Socrates. Remember when Galileo urged the church leaders to look through his telescope. They refused, because anything they saw was undoubtedly a Satanic deception.

            They were open minded compared to Uncle Abraham. No use wasting time on him.

            Ironically, such delight in human suffering has been attributed to demon infestation – a condition just short of demonic possession.

        • J West June 21, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

          Your last three lines rang the bell in my head,

          I could not agree more.

          ISRAEL = the GOOD

          HAMAS = the BAD

          PALESTINIANS = the UGLY

      • Lyndy33 June 21, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

        Most veterans are anti-government when it comes to war, especially undeclared war. I’m also Lt. Col. USAF retired, though a generation earlier than Karen Kwiatkowski. Korea, though short, set the stage for all that has followed. We still don’t a complete solution to that one. Then of course Vietnam where I served. Then all the Middle East fiascos. None of which are worth the cost in dollars and personnel.

        • libertysghost June 21, 2024 at 6:01 pm #

          Truly the forgotten war…and one of the most interesting w regard to implications on the future of the US and “western civ” policy/societal power distribution in general, along w WWI.

          I’ve suspected that academics have chose to ignore those to a degree out of interest to the political agendas they support. When dissected, they both reveal some dastardly “globalist” elite machinations.

        • jim e June 21, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

          Remember the USS Liberty …
          The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force …

    • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      I predict this debate will shock the world

      Biden will come out of his corner articulate, focused, framing arguments both logical and coherent. Yes, a veritable firestorm of eloquent advocacy.

      Then Trump will walk over and rip the latex mask off the imposter.

      • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        Today’s essay is a MUST READ for Donald Trump.

        Are any of his staffers worldly enough to have heard of JHK or his blog?

        I won’t hold my breath…

        This essay clearly and concisely explains what the strategy Trump must follow in a debate with Biden.

        Can former President Trump heed JHK’s counsel?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          No. It is not in his nature.

          As he has said, of his style, “some people like it”.

          • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

            I’m inclined to agree with you Beryl.

            I understand Trump is not a big reader–but this week’s essay is not a big read. THAT is the beauty of it.

        • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          There are two kinds of people you cannot teach, Socrates-Detroit:
          Those who don’t want to learn
          Those who know everything

          I agree, our host lays out a perfect strategy for Trump to follow. There is zero chance Trump listens, learns and acts.

          Trump will never “come clean” regarding Covid. His defenders, including Alex Jones claim he did not know what he was signing and “got rolled” by big pharma and globalists. This would gloss over the fact that it’s his job to understand what he’s signing and to not sign things he doesn’t understand.

          I don’t think Trump is smart enough to take the sage advice offered him in today’s column. I predict he will blather on about his beautiful, beautiful shot that saved hundreds of millions of lives and this beautiful, beautiful country and what a horrible, horrible job Biden is doing – “it’s a disgrace, I tell you!” and stick to vague generalities. It worked for him before. ‘Murkins will eat it up.

          I think the tactics recommended by JHK could much more effectively be employed by Bobby Kennedy but he won’t be available for comment.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 11:39 am #

            Speaking of Bobby, I was railing about the fact that no one running seems to get it that they are trying to deliberately starve us, but I saw a video by Nicole Shanahan the other day that made me think that even though she did not say it in so many words, she’s aware of what is going on.

            She’s also aware of the nonsense about carbon when it comes to farming, but she didn’t come out and call it fraud, maybe because she doesn’t want to be responsible for so many exploding heads, one such potential exploding head being that of her running mate’s.

          • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

            Was that the interview on the Ron Paul podcast, Beryl?

            I thought she came across pretty well – I was surprised! She mentioned that the Gaza situation was a point of debate between her and Bobby…

            You made a great point about them deliberately starving us. Using PCR to diagnose bird flu among livestock is scientifically laughable. Do you suppose Trump has the acumen and/or the bawse to bring this point up when his microphone is on?

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            I’m not sure, CO. I only saw this 4 1/2 minute clip:

            x.com/NicoleShanahan/status/1803223309263233306

            I too was surprised. I had to get past the Valley Girl speech patterns.

            She has a fine mind and has obviously been working hard on this; and by working hard I don’t mean participation trophy E for effort hard.

            I don’t think Trump is thinking about food beyond the cost of groceries issue.

            He does have the nerve to speak about non-compliance with any new virus restrictions.

          • River June 21, 2024 at 9:50 pm #

            OK, Beryl and CO Jones – yes, I love you both – but, come the F on….. the F’ng VP may actually end up in charge of the US of A! – It’s beyond irresponsible to choose a ‘sugar mama’ for your ‘right hand man.’ – The whole thing reeks to high heaven……

          • C.O.Jones June 22, 2024 at 10:54 am #

            @ River – I’m not saying you are wrong – what you are saying is an accurate representation of where we as an electorate are in 2024:

            Money talks and BS walks.

            btw, the clip Beryl linked to was from the Ron Paul show I mentioned. Give it a listen. I found her tech nerd speech pattern to be a little off-putting but I work in technology so it’s not that big a deal to me.

            Other than that, she appears thoughtful and reasonable in her responses. How is that worse than Kamala? How is that worse than Pence was? There is wild speculation about who Trump’s running mate is but I think Nicole Shanahan could more than hold her own in a debate against whoever Trump “picks.” That’s in quotes because I don’t think it’s his choice – it’s whoever his deep state masters tell him it is. Do you think he chose Pence?Far more likely, Trump had him dropped on his plate with the directive “here, eat this!”

            I also agree that whoever ends up holding the office of VP has an inordinate chance of becoming president but point to my statements above. I’m not being snarky when I ask would you rather have Kamala? Burgum? Rubio? Gabbard?

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 11:43 am #

            The chances of Shanahan becoming president are most likely smaller than the Cackler or whatever Swamp Creature is foisted on Trump.

            RFK, Jr. is a primo example of his family’s commitment to physical fitness, vim and vigor.

            Biden is a dead man walking, and Trump has known habits that are not conducive to a long, healthy life.

            That said, to me, she would be head and shoulders over any of those you mentioned, except maybe Tulsi, who was in the belly of the beast for years, first the military and then Congress, and seems to have developed a distaste for them all.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            River, I didn’t say I endorsed Nicole for VP. I was expressing my relief that someone in the race gets the issue of the attempt being made to starve us.

            That to me is more important than the price of food being so high.

          • River June 22, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            Please excuse my discourtesy, All! – I will listen to the clip!

          • River June 22, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

            I will give her credit for helping to get the word out re: the importance of small/medium-sized farms to our food supply. It is crucial to support the small farmer/rancher who is doing the right thing and providing communities with healthy produce and meat…

        • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          The sign of Truman’s desk: The buck stops here.

          Trump is to blame. The sign is on any true man’s “desk” after all.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

            I don’t know how anybody can get that the Chief Executive is not to blame for what his appointed underlings do.

          • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

            Re-read JHK’s statement on what Trump was up against when he advocated for the jab. Any honest person would agree that he acted in an understandable way. That said, it would be wise to admit in hindsight the error of his ways, which as we all know he most likely will not do.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

            He had all the information he needed not to act in the ways he did.

            He was “up against” his own task force?

          • River June 21, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            Trump needs to admit that he was bamboozled by people he felt that he could trust…. it’s that easy… we can all relate…

          • C.O.Jones June 22, 2024 at 11:01 am #

            @River – I agree Trump was bamboozled. Listen to him speak and ask how hard would it be to fool this guy? I’m sorry but he’s an actor and not a very good one. The man is stupid.

            I want a president who is smart enough not to be bamboozled, especially about mass murder and economic devastation of the middle class.

            Listening to him speak, I am honestly offended that he thinks he is smarter than anyone with two brain cells to rub together.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 22, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

            He had all the information he needed not to act in the ways he did.

            Agreed, Beryl. We were all talking about it right here. How did they not have those conversations at the highest levels of “leadership”? Of course, they did. Trump got on the wrong horse.

            He was probably just glad he was out of office before more mandates were extended.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

          All Don likely has to do is what he’s been saying for the past few years, such as in practically every interview he’s done. In a sense, he’s already had plenty of rehearsal/practice. This ‘debate’, if it happens at all, will in a sense be practically anticlimactic.

          “You’re fired!” ~ DJT

        • Nathan June 21, 2024 at 7:41 pm #

          Trump is almost certainly a psychopath, using the definition where such people lack the brain function to experience empathy for other people or to choose an option that immediately benefits them personally less than the other option, regardless of the cost to others or the (inevitable) long term cost to themselves.

          Many corporations are run by psychopaths. It’s far from awesome to work for one, though you have a slim chance of being annointed as a trusted insider, which means you will do well for as long as you don’t hamper benefits to the psychopath.

          That’s not to say the people controlling Biden aren’t also psychopaths. They are highly likely to be.

          It would be amazing to live in a world where sane, moral, wise, compassionate and resolute people were supported to lead, for as long as they are able.

          • River June 21, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

            It seems more likely that Trump’s a narcissist who feels that he’s doing the right thing. – though I do not dispute that it sure seems like there are a lot more sociopaths and pyschopaths out there than we normal humans realize.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 11:46 am #

            I think that the reason the Blob hates Trump so much is that he is not psychopathic enough to be president.

            He shows occasional signs of caring about other people, including (the horror!) people in other countries.

            That cannot be tolerated by the baby-killing rulers of this country.

          • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:25 am #

            Biden, besides being more stupid than a burnt log, is a narcissist and a sociopath who serves sociopathic masters (Soetoro, Soros, Schwab, et al). Do you go with the sociopath who’s guaranteed to finish off America (or other sociopaths run by his party), or the narcissist who may be a psychopath and might actually be interested in improving the country’s lot, even if only to take credit for that improvement?

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:37 am #

        Besides a drug test, Biden should also be given a dna test to make sure it’s really him.

      • Angk June 21, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        Or, rip the ear bud off. Joe can’t pull this off. He always has a handler within arms reach.

        This is a setup against Trump. But, Trump knows. He said he’ll be debating three people, including the two asking the debate questions.

        No audience. This isn’t what Trump had in mind when he agreed to this debate. By now, he’s fully aware that every thing is rigged. Every. Thing.

        And, don’t leave out VP Pence who ramrodded the scamdemic fiasco. It’s public knowledge that the Bureaucrats stymied Trump right and left – and Right and Left.

        Note: I’m new to commenting here. It’s very cumbersome, compared to almost any blog or substack. I would appreciate if comments directly followed the post. I got here from Substack link, that required another log in. I do understand why you want readers to land here, where all your blogs and efforts are housed. As a new paid subscriber, I expected direct access to comments- which I always find lend ever more depth to most original writings. Thank you for your contributions.

        • Nathan June 21, 2024 at 7:45 pm #

          Welcome Angk!

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 11:49 am #

          First time commenter, immediately starts complaining.

          Par for the course.

          • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:27 am #

            Could be worse: he could’ve been another Soc-Detroit or Jarek and started off by saying there are too many Jews because there are any Jews.

      • reggiezz June 21, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

        There’s a greater than zero probability that Mr. Magoo will just keel over and die onstage.

        • C.O.Jones June 23, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

          We can only hope…

          “OK, who had Joe drops dead for $100?”

    • elysianfield June 21, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      ” Ashtoreth”

      MTurn,
      Nice reference.

  2. NickelthroweR June 21, 2024 at 9:44 am #

    I’m not sure they are going to dump Sleepy Joe. Getting him re-elected would be the ultimate coup – a legendary wag-the-dog victory that would be discussed for the ages.

    First off, the most terrifying aspect of all of this was the unified cackling of “cheap fake” over the videos of the president looking like a Disney animatronic that had blown a fuse or two. You know that the newly coined term “cheap fake” had to have been something coined by a marketing company. After all, “deep fake” suggests some level of talent with some hacker wearing a hoodie in a dark room that looks like something out of the Matrix. Cheap Fake suggests that a MAGA Republican living in Florida can edit these videos while sitting in his un-airconditioned doublewide and do this “cheap” work on his “cheap” Samsung phone.

    That we were told to not believe our eyes and that the MSM jumped on it with all of them repeating the same talking points shows you just how far these monsters are willing to go to prop up Biden.

    BTW, I fully expect a masked actor to play Biden during the debate with a team of psychiatrists and marketing directors shouting directions into his hidden earpiece.

    • Uncle.Al June 21, 2024 at 9:52 am #

      Seems to me there are two fBidens – one with dangling earlobes, one with fused earlobes; one with a cleft chin, one with a round chin.

      Physical evidence is thoughtcrime. The crime of denying a fake misdemeanor is a real felony.

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:41 am #

        The real Sister Lucia was replaced by someone who looked completely different.

        • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

          If I may add context. Sister Lucia 1907-2005 was one of the 3 children at Fatima.

      • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

        I’m sure he has a body double. Queen Elizabeth had one. They even had an article about her in a magazine, once. Saddam had one. I think Putin does. Hillary has one.

        • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

          By the way, great movie, Body Double, by Brian de Palma.

        • hmuller June 22, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

          I remember reading an interview (circa 2003) with an Iraqi who was a body double to one on Saddam’s sons – the wild one.

          You’d think all that drinking and whoring was a lot of fun. But he said it was horrible to play that role.

    • RaymondR June 21, 2024 at 9:55 am #

      I agree with you NickelthrowR, re-electing Old Joe would be the best way to humiliate the MAGA rubes and show who’s really in charge. After that, who knows/

      • NickelthroweR June 21, 2024 at 10:17 am #

        Exactly. We are entering the in-your-face humiliation phase of this clown show. I agree with you that predicting what will come next is difficult. I’ve been trying to find events in history that match our current state of affairs and zeitgeist and the rule of Elagabalus is the only thing that comes close.

        • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:23 am #

          If only Joe could play the cithara.

        • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 10:35 am #

          I’d like to see the whole Biden family get to “Elagabalus treatment” up the ying-yang before a slow death by dentistry.

        • Yirgach June 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

          Like the Elagabalus reference! The similarities are striking even though Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was a teenager he completely overthrew the Roman religion and government as emperor until he was assassinated after a 4 year reign.

          Those were the days…

          • hmuller June 22, 2024 at 10:45 am #

            Marcus Aurelius reigned 161 to 180 AD. Which as you can see is more than 4 years.

            Born in 121, he was about 40 when he took office. Perhaps you’re thinking of another emperor.

            Caligula was a teenager who ruled 4 years (37-41 AD) and then he’d got assassinated, but I wouldn’t celebrate his term in office.

          • hmuller June 22, 2024 at 10:47 am #

            Pardon the typo in the final sentence.

          • Yirgach June 22, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

            Thanks, but this one was born c. 204 AD.
            Literally ripped the place apart.

            See Marcus Aurelius Antoninus XXX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elagabalus

          • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:31 am #

            HMuller, the second, later Caesar who used “Marcus Aurelius” just used the name. He wasn’t a relative of the first, infinitely better ruler by that name. Sort of like Ramses II was Ramses the Great, but there were something like 20 pharaohs named Ramses.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

        It’s not just about humiliating the MAGA rubes, the Big Guy is also a psyop on the Democrat Party faithful.

        Get them to show their support for the senile pedophile no matter how badly he scrambles his words or soils his Depends. “Deep Fake!” “Cheap Fake!”

        Get them to disregard their own eyes and ears and to think what they are told to think. “I think Joe made some good points…” “You tell ’em Joe!”

        Get them to eat more and more vile shit, lick the bowl clean, and beg for more.

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 11:48 am #

          Yes, it’s a step up from the humiliating “She’s so stunning and brave!” psy op.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      “BTW, I fully expect a masked actor to play Biden during the debate with a team of psychiatrists and marketing directors shouting directions into his hidden earpiece.”

      I’d like to add ‘it wouldn’t be the first time’.

    • liber8tor June 21, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      Yes..fully expect Joe’s Hollywood double to show up (if there even is a debate). Tell-tale Signs? Look at the neck… Hollywood Joe’s skin is not sagging. The hairline on Hollywood Joe is in the wrong place, and Joe’s squinty eyes are gone. Also, something off with the ears on Hollywood Joe, they JDLR-just don’t look right.

      Reminds me of one of the old “Wagon Train” TV shows. It shows the covered wagons headed west and you can see the tire tracks from a Jeep in the picture…clear as day. I didn’t know pioneers had Jeeps back then?

      • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:19 am #

        With the high definition teevees many artifacts not picked up by older teevees is now very obvious.
        Nails in what are made up to look like brick walls, bad sets, wires visible from model airplanes being used as props for fights.
        The original Flash Gorden show made in 1954 comes instantly to mind.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 10:17 am #

      I’m going with the theory I’ve heard, I don’t remember who from but it may have been Vivek, that the early debate is a test, and if they don’t quite pull it off it gives them the chance to make the switch.

      It’s funny, they can prop up a senile old man, but nobody believes they can prop up Kamala Harris enough.

      • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 11:41 am #

        I’m counting on two factors to make this “debate” entertaining –

        Joe is completely jacked up on stimulants and Trump is so bellicose that he triggers Joe into a fit of rage strong enough to make blood shoot out Joe’s eye(s).

        That would be worth watching and the neighbors will hear me cheering if it happens.

        Anything short of that will be a bore-fest.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 11:19 am #

      “Cheap Fake suggests that a MAGA Republican living in Florida can edit these videos while sitting in his un-airconditioned doublewide and do this “cheap” work on his “cheap” Samsung phone.”

      Yes it does. We all know the state-of-the-art green screen technology they were using in Ukraine costs a lot of money (our money).

      Nothing but the best for their side, but our side uses the cheap stuff.

    • abbybwood June 21, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

      If it is the real “Joe Biden” at some point too many of his handlers will be squawking at him through the hidden earpiece and he will blurt out, “Goddamnit! Just shut up! Shut up! Come on man!”

      • C.O.Jones June 22, 2024 at 11:10 am #

        @abbybwood – THAT would make me cheer, too!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

      BTW, I fully expect a masked actor to play Biden during the debate with a team of psychiatrists and marketing directors shouting directions into his hidden earpiece.” ~ NickelthroweR

      —-

      Careful. People might take that seriously.

    • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

      They don’t need a fake Biden for the debates. They can use the 7 second delay to eliminate blank stares, sudden stumbles and idiotic verbal misses.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

        Biden should just ignore Trump and talk about personal anecdotes to appeal to the voters.

  3. Uncle.Al June 21, 2024 at 9:46 am #

    When Cankles strides the Earth (*”We are Legion”*) She wears a moo-moo. Call it a felicitous linguistic irony thrust forward in time. Praise the DemSoc OneState uncreattion of genetic sex for the cow being filled with bull.

    No tensioned wet hemp naval stores for a drydock dead drop this time. 3/4″ woven plasma Spectra high modulus UHMWPE this time…and a mile of it to move the line along. I’ll purchase the magpies for just desserts.

    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      I’m a simple, regular Joe, uncle.AI, and as such I don’t have a clue what you just said in that post.

      Would you be willing to translate that into simple terms slow people like me will understand?

      Thanks

      • Yirgach June 21, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

        It does sound great, but like many sound bites, a gasket may have blown.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

          In last article’s threads I mentioned something about humans being lead by a rope tied to their nose-rings like cows and then I wrote the cow sound, ‘mooo… mooo…’.

          So maybe UncleAI scraped that, like how they ostensibly train AI’s on internet communications in general, along with others’ writings, to fashion something vaguely coherent, maybe.

          I’m about to create yet another cafe/teahouse experiment using AI (DALL-e 3) by the way, but attempt to get it to place the staff and customers upside down, standing on the ceiling.

          We will crave AI.

      • Nathan June 21, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

        Certainly! Let’s break down this intriguing statement:

        “When Cankles strides the Earth (‘We are Legion’) She wears a moo-moo.”
        “Cankles” is a humorous term often used to describe thick ankles.
        The phrase “We are Legion” is likely a reference to a biblical story where a demon responds with this phrase when asked for its name.
        A “moo-moo” is a loose, flowing dress, typically associated with comfort and relaxation.
        The irony lies in the contrast between the imposing-sounding “Cankles” and the casual attire of a moo-moo.
        Overall, it’s a playful juxtaposition of grandiosity and simplicity.
        “Call it a felicitous linguistic irony thrust forward in time.”
        This suggests that the combination of elements (Cankles, Legion, moo-moo) is intentionally ironic and clever.
        The phrase “thrust forward in time” implies that this linguistic irony transcends the present moment.
        “Praise the DemSoc OneState uncreattion of genetic sex for the cow being filled with bull.”
        Here, we encounter some invented terms:
        “DemSoc” likely refers to a hypothetical socialist or democratic-socialist system.
        “OneState” could be a nod to George Orwell’s “1984,” where a totalitarian regime controls everything.
        “Uncreattion” is a playful twist on “creation.”
        The phrase suggests that the genetic manipulation of the cow (filled with bull) is praiseworthy within this fictional context.
        “No tensioned wet hemp naval stores for a drydock dead drop this time.”
        This cryptic line seems to describe a change in approach.
        “Tensioned wet hemp naval stores” could refer to traditional materials used in shipbuilding.
        “Drydock dead drop” might imply a covert exchange or operation.
        The speaker indicates that this time, they won’t rely on those methods.
        “3/4? woven plasma Spectra high modulus UHMWPE this time…and a mile of it to move the line along.”
        Specific technical details are given:
        “3/4? woven plasma Spectra” likely refers to a strong, lightweight material.
        “UHMWPE” stands for ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.
        The speaker plans to use a significant quantity of this material.
        “I’ll purchase the magpies for just desserts.”
        “Magpies” could symbolize something valuable or cunning.
        The phrase “just desserts” implies that they’ll receive what they deserve.
        In summary, this statement weaves together humor, wordplay, and fictional elements, creating a vivid and imaginative narrative

      • Nathan June 21, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

        That was Copilot’s crack at Uncle-AI. He’s referring to Hillary.

      • Nathan June 21, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

        Which, while literal, misses Uncle’s nuances of wordplay for Hillary. We are safe from Skynet for a while longer…

    • crudgemudgeon June 21, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

      Well said

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

        What did he say? Can you translate?

        • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

          Can anyone translate what Uncle.AI said in his post? I’d really like to know what he said. I just don’t understand…..

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

            This is what happens when you disconnect AI from the internet and feed it a strict diet of Hunter S. Thompson and Harlan Ellison.

            A heapin’ helpin’ of Psilocybe cubensis might unlock the genius of Uncle AI’s words for you. However, it may be a journey from which you do not return as the you you used to know.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 7:56 pm #

            Is that a ‘shroom’? AI might turn into one, maybe along the lines of that story, Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

          • Blackbird June 22, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

            Yes it is Zazz.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 23, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

            Ok, thanks

    • River June 21, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

      Come on, Uncle… you can do better than that….

  4. benr June 21, 2024 at 9:49 am #

    I am reminded of the vp debate between Joe and Romney.
    Joe is dumb no doubt about it but he schooled Romney that day.

    Could Joe be playing possum?

    Much like the Bugs bunny cartoon which Elmer Fudd pretended to be a rabbit and had Bugs Bunny brainwashed to repeat “I am Elmer J. Fudd millionaire I own a mansion und a yacht”.
    They arrest bugs and put Elmer in the nut house where he proclaimed he is not going to Alcatraz.

    Could Joe be faking Dementia?

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2024 at 9:53 am #

      How to do it… “Joe” can’t go first, I have been saying this all through the “Joe Biden” residency. Watch Harris for the signal a change is happening.

      The ‘debate’, if it happens (kinda like ‘the scheduled election’) could do “Joe’ in, but she still needs to go first.

      Otherwise she becomes the first woman president.

      Imagine ‘she who was denied’ chewing and stewing on that one.

      • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

        You mean the first black woman president. In spite of herself and being a democrat, I can really see Hillary’s head explode over that.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 6:49 pm #

        Yup.

        The Ho out, the Hildebeast in.

        The Big Guy out, the Hildebeast in.

        Election cancelled.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

        But Harris would make a trippy prez, yes?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2024 at 8:10 pm #

        Kamala Harris Baby Doll Commercial

        youtu.be/kEZMb0JPAcQ?si=aN13y6Uq2gyh4p73

    • sadlycdn June 21, 2024 at 10:04 am #

      We do have enough siwwy wabbits to pull it off

    • Uncle.Al June 21, 2024 at 10:04 am #

      Is Lizzo Twiggy in a flesh Zeppelin?
      Is _ triumphus veritatis_ Dr. Livingstone with a shiv “Dr.” Fauci?

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 11:08 am #

        Again, I don’t understand what you are trying to say.

        Can you please translate?

        Thanks

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 11:52 am #

          It’s called word salad. Don’t encourage him.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2024 at 10:04 am #

      I, for one, have considered it could be an act. It is extremely well choreographed. The issue/problem is almost every other action taken against DJT has been counterproductive.

      If it were the case, exposing it as a ruse foisted upon the people of the former Republic, by rolling out a suddenly brilliant version of “Joe” would be one more cause to dump the chaos people.

      “Joe” becoming suddenly brilliant isn’t really in the character’s resume.

      He is many things, brilliant isn’t going to make it.

      • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 10:41 am #

        I don’t sense that Joe is acting.

        I can’t speak to what his handlers are up to. Why are they allowing him to look so weak and senile, wandering all over before anyone attempts a retrieval. Maybe they are deliberately undermining him

        • cowbell81 June 21, 2024 at 11:11 am #

          No doubt he will come out with some good zingers at the debate, I can hardly wait for the morning after re-cap. Maybe another story about Cornpop? Or that if you are Black and not voting for Biden then you really are not Black? Or maybe he’ll break out some old timey non-sequiturs like the lying dog faced pony soldier?

          • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

            Maybe Joe will tell us how his first wife came home from the war in a body bag.

          • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

            No, he’ll say Jesus visited him in the night and said he had to run a second time, to save democracy.

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

            Claiming to talk with Jesus would cost the Big Guy most of his supporters – Christianity being rayciss, misogynist, patriarchal, homophobic and all.

            Now if he said that Satan, or Big Mike, or Nicki Minaj – or better yet, all three – came to him in his bed, he might even pick up some crossover support.

  5. sadlycdn June 21, 2024 at 9:57 am #

    One more drug induced …Joe performance coming……this one will have the motherload inside his wilting soul…..90 minutes of semi lucidity is all they need, as the media and moderators will take care of the rest…

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    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 10:56 am #

      The last worthless debate I watched was in 2020 and after 30 minutes of the moderators arguing with Trump I couldn’t take it anymore and turned it off. I will not partake of this one. No way in hell.

      • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 11:49 am #

        We should get a zoom call scheduled to provide commentary, Cankerpuss. That could make it entertaining!

        I’d like to hear a running commentary from you, Beryl, Paula, hmuller, Nickelthrower and others.

        “$20 says Joe’s next utterance rhymes with Gesharbarishite!”

        • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

          I would like to see a debate where each candidate is sequestered in a sound proof chamber. A question is asked to candidate #1 who is then provided 30 – 60 seconds to answer. Once the allotted time has expired the microphone is cut off. No interruptions from the moderators. Each candidate provided the opportunity to answer uninterrupted and to say what they want to say. The current debate system is a clown show in a zoo setting. Hell, I would go as far as to say that even moderators are unnecessary. All you need is a computer screen and person with a microphone shut off button.

          I’d like to hear Jarek’s commentary. Uncle.AI would be interesting too but I think I’d have as much success understanding his comments as I do understanding Old Joe’s comments.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

            Things could be and should be so much simpler. The solutions to the clown problem are simple.

            Nobody has the will to actually implement the simple solutions and resolve the problems. Too many livelihoods are dependent upon the clown show.

          • Yirgach June 21, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

            Like the $64,000 question?

            XXX://youtu.be/BKbJzGWhAYg?t=989

      • dbrize June 21, 2024 at 11:51 am #

        Best suggestion of the day. Serious people should find other things to do.

        • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

          That’s the problem, Cankerpuss, nobody has the will. They still believe that they’ll get a retirement out of their jobs, so until they realize the PTB have decided there is no future for them, they’ll continue to do as they’re told regardless of how detrimental to the nation it is. As long as it doesn’t affect them directly.

  6. Land of the Banned June 21, 2024 at 9:59 am #

    Unfortunately, the “saving our democracy” schtick has strong appeal among the youngsters these days. I can easily see the Dems sticking with that and fixing the election on the side (standard practice from here on out) just to be sure. Not to mention finding yet another way to disqualify Trump altogether, at least in the minds of the voters. Realizing that he provides a valuable service by running and getting “beat.” All about the optics.

    • abbybwood June 21, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

      RFK and Jill Stein should do a live stream debate at the same time and answer the same questions given to Trump and Biden.

      In the end there would be more views for their debate than the BS MSM “debate”.

      I would watch RFK and Stein have at it, especially regarding Israel and its iron grip on the U.S. government.

      Imagine the arrest warrant going out for Netanyahu, Gantz and the Hamas guys the day of Netanyahu’s speech before Congress as we watch all of them jumping up out of their seats multiple times applauding a war criminal!

      Must see teevee!

  7. benr June 21, 2024 at 9:59 am #

    Buried in the article is a glint of gold for what is coming.
    Are you ready for it?
    I bet you are not.

    The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Nightmare Has Just Begun

    Summary and Key Points: The F-22A Raptor, celebrated as the greatest warplane, marks 25 years and 500,000 flight hours.

    -Despite its unmatched capabilities, the U.S. Air Force aims to retire 32 older Block 20 variants in favor of the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, facing opposition from Congress. In a chaotic global landscape, many argue for upgrading all F-22s to maintain U.S. air superiority.

    -Critics warn that retiring any Raptors weakens military readiness amid rising geopolitical threats.

    The F-22 Raptor Mistake: Why Retire Such a Great Fighter?
    The F-22A Raptor is the greatest warplane ever built. This is not merely opinion. It is verifiable fact. And, like most valuable items, these birds get better with age. Indeed, 25 years after the F-22 was introduced in service to the United States Air Force, the fleet has reached a combined 500,000 flight hours.
    This is a historic milestone.

    After 25 years and the collapse of America’s unipolar world order into multipolarity in which there are at least two other high-tech, near-peer great rivals (China and Russia) to the United States, the F-22 remains the best warplane in the world.

    It’s strange that this milestone happened at the same time that the Air Force as an institution, despite their public comments to the contrary, appears committed to retiring the F-22 in favor of their ill-fated and utterly unnecessary Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program (this will include a manned sixth-generation warplane plus a fleet of high-tech, next-level drones to augment the capabilities of the proposed manned fighter).

    The Air Force is dipping their toes in the sad pool of divestment from the F-22. Claiming that they only seek to retire 32 of the oldest variants of the plane, the Block 20, which have not been upgraded since first entering service and are used as training planes for future F-22 pilots, the Air Force has been rebuffed by an understandably recalcitrant Congress.

    The fear among elected leaders is that, if the Air Force cuts its older Block 20 F-22s, how will they train the next generation of Raptor pilots?

    In a More Dangerous World, the Air Force Needs the F-22
    More importantly, the world is more chaotic and dangerous for the US than it has been in decades. At a time when the United States military, despite its elephantine defense budget, is more strained than it has ever been. America needs whatever weapons system—any advantage—it can get, especially in the age of broken deterrence.

    The F-22 is one of the decisive advantages that the military has. Not only should there be no retirements of these advanced birds (even the Block 20 is more advanced than most birds), the older systems should be upgraded to the hilt.

    Indeed, the Air Force has slowly started to respond to these calls from Congress to save as many Raptors as they can and to make them more lethal. Toward that end, USAF Gen. Mark Kelly, who serves as Commander of Air Combat Command, revealed artwork the Congress in 2023 that much of the Raptor fleet would be upgraded with stealthier external fuel tanks, two underwing faceted pods, and an unknown air-to-air missile.

    According to Stefano D’urso of The Aviationist, “The two pods installed under the outer underwing hardpoints have already been spotted during flight testing on an F-22 at the Air Force’s Plant 42 facility in Palmdale, California, in February 2022.”

    Save Our Raptors
    Despite the investment in upgrading the bulk of the F-22 fleet, the 32 Block 20s remain on the Air Force’s chopping block, only receiving a stay of execution for as long as an easily distracted (and manipulated) Congress stays the Air Force’s hand. But the bureaucracy has deemed that those Block 20s are irrelevant—even though they would otherwise lack sufficient training craft without them.

    What’s more, given the threat environment the United States faces, the collapsing situation geopolitically, the pending debt crisis that looms over us all, and the decrepit state of the US military, it defies belief that the Air Force would seek to retire any of the F-22 fleet.

    Rumor has it that Northrop Grumman informed the Air Force (without conducting any significant evidentiary investigations into the matter) that upgrading the Block 20s would take 15 years and cost over $3 billion.

    ****For all the waste and graft that routinely occurs in America’s byzantine defense bureaucracy, paying any price to ensure all of America’s F-22s are in top fighting form for the likely world war that is coming soon seems like a worth investment.***** Alas, the Pentagon—like the rest of America’s establishment institutions, both in Washington and elsewhere—is completely out-of-touch with reality.

    Eventually, the bureaucracy will get what it wants: it will kill the F-22. But that bureaucracy will find replacing it with their mythical wonder plane, the NGAD, will never bear the fruit that they’ve been promised by America’s always ravenous defense contractors.

    • Land of the Banned June 21, 2024 at 10:02 am #

      It’s all about the money, aka “greatest economic benefit,” primarily for the MIC.

    • Uncle.Al June 21, 2024 at 10:30 am #

      NGAD oxygen systems decline to function.

      The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) was only saved by an astoundingly expensive total upgrade…that unfortunately utterly succeeded. Looking like a Celestial Eye Fancy goldfish swimming backwards, the woefully sub-sonic plane built around a gun – just one – is mostly piloted by women. It is the most despised Air Force airframe.

      KC “Killer Chick” Kim Cambell got her 100x+ perforated and shredded Warthog home. She’ll never make REMF. If you are ground forces, the sweetest sound you will ever hear is ripping linen.

      God, I miss napalm.

      • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        The ground troops love them.
        That gun is absolutely huge.

        • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          I think the A-10 is probably the coolest plane in the Air Force’s arsenal. The “Tank Killer” is what I have heard it called because of that big cannon hanging out of its nose.

          Of course, I am not a pilot or veteran or anything like that so my opinion is limited to only that which I have seen of this weird looking but cool plane.

          • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 11:52 am #

            My dad flew Hueys in Viet Nam so I’m partial to helicopters, especially the Cobra.

            The Warthog was definitely, cool, though –

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            Something about a helicopter taking off, it’s just so thrilling.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

            I live near a base and often have Apache helicopters pass by overhead. Yeah, they are pretty cool.

          • elysianfield June 21, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

            CP,
            The A-10 fleet should be given to the USMC.

          • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

            C.O. – I have a buddy – a Cobra driver – and he says anything fixed-wing below 3,000 feet is his.

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

            A warplane built for a specific mission – the way they should be. That’s why they wanted to kill it.

            US fighters and attack aircraft swing on a pendulum between purpose-built wonder weapons (e.g., A-10, F-15) and multi-purpose dogs (e.g., F-4, F-35). More money to be made by completely retooling every generation.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      Yup. the MIC is in command here. Is the F22 capable of handling the faster and faster missile technology coming from Russia. McGregor made a statement on You Tube that really changes things. All the Star Wars technology is pretty much worthless against even the “old” ICBM fleet, and there is no defense, either side, against the sub fleets. That is why there will not be a massive nuke reaction, MAD still exists. Besides, BRICS++++++++ knows that the USA is self-destructing, so why bother with getting clobbered.

      BTW, interesting stuff showing up in the Navy. Some genius finally figured out that one half hour after war i declared, all the carriers will be toast. Add on that with localized wars, the product of USA withdrawing, the long range weaponry that we have developed will only do half the job, the strategic part, and brushfires like China-Taiwan or Gaza need short range capability to clobber the other side. The Navy has planes and vertical missiles to so the long range stuff but little to sit off shore and clobber land forces for a landing for example.

      Four ships exist that have that capability, bristling with 5 inch and 16 inch weaponry, and the tomahawk and Phalanx. Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Missouri are all a year away from being renovated and up-graded to give the USA the close in punch it needs for guarding the sea lanes from bandits like the Houthis. It is being discussed, New Jersey just went back to Camden from drydock. ????

      Ukraine has proved that the weaponry available now cannot get the job done, ie, eradication of the opposition. How do you counter mach 10 missiles and drones? So far, no one has the solution.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 7:23 pm #

        “Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Missouri are all a year away from being renovated and up-graded…” Upgraded from being museum ships? Or are you reading a 40-year-old newspaper?

        “…all the carriers will be toast.” But battleships will remain untoasted? Billy Mitchell is not just rolling over in his grave, he’s trying to push the lid open.

        • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:48 am #

          The Iowas won’t get reactivated. Their rights would take years and take money away from Boeing and Lockheed, which both need it because “war.”

          The military problems we have exist because 2/3 of the Congress, the idiots in the White House, and almost all the senior brass at the Pentagon don’t know shit about protecting the country’s interests. Instead, they’re preoccupied with castrating little boys and deserting little girls, surrendering to Islam, and turning over control of our country to the Davos assholes who want to force-feed us insects and worms. We have previous little deterrence left, and not even Reagan could restore that in a single term, much less GGG. As I’ve said repeatedly, we are completely fucked unless and until people get their heads out of their asses and do something instead of letting the “experts” handle it. Experts know jack shit other than whatever lunatic bullshit they dream up and get published in academic magazines so they’ll look important and wise to their peers. But the average person doesn’t give a fuck. All they care about is their sports gambling and OnlyFans addictions and maybe scoring a dime bag or getting some from some nameless skank or pogo stick they pick up at a bar. Nothing of import matters anymore, as JHK frequently reminds us — but if something trivial is out of whack, you’re likely to see a titanic shitstorm. It’s tragic, but we’ve done it to ourselves.

          • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:49 am #

            GDI, “desexing” little girls, not “deserting” them.

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:47 am #

      Imagine trying to make money by cutting corners on ships and planes. Capitalist scum. How stupid is someone to risk their life to shore up a system which enables scum like this?

      • C.O.Jones June 21, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        Boeing contracted software development out to India for $8/hr.

        Profit rules! It doesn’t matter how many people die as long as you get your bonus.

        • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:51 am #

          That’s because the engineers were shoved aside and replaced by accountants and the like. Then came the diversity hires.

  8. teddyboy46 June 21, 2024 at 10:03 am #

    With all due respect to JHK. The decline of America has been part of a plan started by Mao Ze Dong in 1950. To conquer America without firing a shot.

    The Chinese Communist Party has engineered the downfall of America, by using legalized drugs, persuading our women to degrade themselves in the name of Liberation.

    Our Military, Education, and Government has been infiltrated. Remember Mao’s plan was to capture the enemy not kill them. Just like in Chess where you Capture your opponent’s pieces you do not kill them.

    We have already lost the war with China we just refuse to believe there was a war. I would like to believe Trump could turn this around, but i would be fooling myself.

    • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      But but the brainacs on this site say its them dirty JooOOOooooo’s.

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:47 am #

        Loser.

        • benr June 21, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

          Projection at it’s finest Jarek.

        • Uncle Bob June 23, 2024 at 12:52 am #

          If I could post pictures of a menorah and a Star of David here, I would, just to piss off you and Soc-Detroit.

        • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

          Ben worships a God who looks like a large, angry Jewish man, more or less like Uncle Abe. Uncle Bob too, no doubt. Don’t know about Uncle AI.

      • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

        I’m no fan of the CCP, which will one day disappear. Look at the broader pattern of Chinese history. Over 2000 years a major power and no attempts at world conquest.

        No, I don’t consider the Mongols to be Chinese.

        The Chinese want to be masters of their immediate domain, not the whole world. Some armchair “thinkers” may be projecting their own agenda of conquest.

        • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

          By the way, I saw a Sun Tzu quote next to a picture of Biden.

          “The evil man will burn his own nation to the ground to rule over the ashes.”

          • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

            Like it’s better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven.

        • benr June 21, 2024 at 4:10 pm #

          @hmuller

          Then why are the Chinese picking on the PI?
          The Chinese want all of the SCS and are effectively starting bush wars with India.
          Your flat out wrong about China they have a global plan to take over empire from the US and they are willing to employ methods that the US would never do.

          2027 is not that far off.
          Look at it this way Nuclear winter will solve the fake globull warming hoax.

          • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 4:26 pm #

            The biggest impediment to world peace is the gang of criminal usurpers commonly known as the “Biden Administration”.

          • benr June 21, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

            @hmuller

            I have zero love for the Biden regime besides being hyper corrupt they are also very weak and appear bought off.

            Biden appears to be a Chinese puppet.

          • hmuller June 22, 2024 at 11:11 am #

            The deep state/globalists certainly want to control all humanity (the few survivors) like Borg drones. And the CCP is totally on board with that agenda.

            I think THEY test repressive measures first on Chinese civilians (e.g. Covid lockdowns with doors welded shut). If the peons don’t stage a rebellion, the measures are imposed on the unarmed Europeans and clueless Canadians. If the measures are accepted, the dictatorial measures are implemented by the gang of usurpers who rule us.

            Benr, this is not a war of one nation, race, religion, etc against another. It is a war of all humanity against a Cabal of Evil and the human quislings who serve a higher dark master.

            They’ve divided us in countless ways to fight each other, never seeing who the real enemy is. Put red and black ants into a jar and shake it. What happens? The ants fight each other, unaware of the hand fomenting the war.

        • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

          Well they don’t conquer places for nothing. What they conquer stays conquered. Their immediate domain is growing. And their commercial influence is as well.

          A meditation: We forced the world on these isolationists. Now perhaps their domain is the world?

          As a clergyman (if memory serves) once said of them, Do not awaken the dragon.

    • Marcel June 21, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      We destroyed ourselves and the vultures are circling overhead.
      If there were any hope for lawless land Obama the Coup leader and the Witch Hillary would be in Federal Prison along with the Biden Clowns of Treason Gang
      Meanwhile the World watches the self and inflicted suicide of America and plots their next move.
      With the ominous Russia North Korea, (Pit Bull of China) parlance and planning it’s clear to those who haven’t been chugging down the Kool Aid that Sodom & Gomorrah’s days are numbered. Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad…. and very, very mad godless USA is.

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        The country has spent its strength and means waging meaningless wars in foreign lands.

        Our women have become degraded into obese, tattooed, face pierced, purple haired, pussy hat wearing, bitches who hate their men and murder their own children and the build altar where they can worship the fetal remains after their abortion.

        Our men have become testosterone-less eunuchs who have succumb to the will of their big-mouthed bitch of a wife and slink around her like a frequently beaten dog. Those who still have enough testosterone to produce healthy sperm, deposit those sperm in some nasty hag and then disappear leaving the hag to get a boyfriend who then abuses the poor, innocent child (assuming the hag didn’t abort it).

        Our children are addicted to their phones, do not care about dating, and have no respect for anything.

        Our people are bankrupt, living well beyond their means in insurmountable debt while putting on the act that they are wealthy, successful and powerful.

        Nothing will correct this until the people correct themselves. The people have corrupted themselves and have become Sodom and Gomorrah and I do not see them making any attempt to correct themselves and make themselves right with their God.

        The sword of vengeance hangeth over the head of this rotten country.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          That pretty much sums it up.

          I believe that God has walked away from the perversion of the USA and we will now succumb to the Evil One, us.

          Is God looking for a better solution? Or is He giving up and setting up for the End Times?

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            As a Christian I firmly believe we are in the end times and things are building to the second coming and ultimately the millennium of peace after the second coming. Problem is, I don’t know where we are in the process as “no man knowing the hour of the coming of the Son of Man.”

            I don’t believe God walked away from us. I believe we, as a people (not speaking individually) have turned our back on God. If we would just turn back to him, repent of our evil, he would accept us with open arms and pour out those blessings upon us once again. Unfortunately, our people continue to reject him.

          • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

            I read that George Washington had a vision of the destruction of the United States, but that a remnant would remake it the way it should have been or something to that effect.

        • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

          Most women settle. They don’t get the kind of man they want or THE man they want. They’re approaching 30, their friends are all marrying, they feel left behind, so they settle for someone who is way more into them then they are into him. And oh how they are going to make him pay for not being the right one.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

            Jarek, I read an article on Lew Rockwell a few days back called “Are Women Hardwired to Care For Men?” It’s written by a woman, a real woman. Check it out.

            This article will drive Beryl, Paula D and Cactus Girl absolutely nuts but it is a good read.

            The problem women have is they want to marry up and are reluctant to marry down. As more men are suppressed by the evils of our feminized, woke society, the pickings of available “UP” men are few.

            This article surmises that women reach the age where their ovaries are drying up and most of them haven’t had any children and didn’t marry (or they destroyed the man they settled for) and are lonely, bitter and miserable because they denied their very god-given (biological) nature and purpose.

            The article also posits that because women are so miserable that men are increasingly miserable as well.

            I previously posted a link to the article but it was “awaiting moderation” and I didn’t think it would get through.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

            The only thing I read that drove me nuts was the author bragging that her daughter left her twin newborns and her toddler (where did she leave them? The author didn’t even bother to say) and went back to work.

            It may surprise you, but I took mothering very seriously. There was no way I was going to leave my babies, so I didn’t.
            When they were older I went back to work, but I didn’t have a “career”. Who are these mythical people, men or women, who have “careers”, instead of being wage laborers, putting in enough hours to have money to live on?

            I didn’t find work “fulfilling”. What is so fulfilling about having to go in every day and put in 8 hours of work (or nowadays, 12 hours), enriching the bosses you hate?

            I found mothering much more interesting, because I had the goal of raising happy and intelligent children. That meant that I put in a lot of hours, some of which was not fun, but it was rewarding because my babies were adorable and engaging.

            What is this bullshit that women in their 40s feel deprived if they never had children? By the time they are in their 40s, women who had children are watching them grow up and move out, which means they are now in the same status as those who never had them.

            I think it’s all bullshit. The whole “women’s liberation movement” was a capitalist plot to ensnare women into lifelong wage slavery, just like the men, with no time off to nurture the next generation. I’m not interested in that,.

            Plus, I don’t hate men, although I know that some men hate me. That woman claiming that even men who trash women don’t actually hate them was hilarious.

            And my friend’s husband had a kidney stone. He was very melodramatic about it, so a kindly female x-ray tech tried to console him by saying that passing a kidney stone is said to be as painful as pushing out a 7 lb baby.
            He said “No woman has ever felt pain like the pain I’m feeling.”
            Gosh, I wonder why we all thought he was an asshole.

            Anyway, that article was apparently aimed at some mythical woman with a “career” who thinks that having children is wrong.
            I see nothing wrong with not having children. There are too many people on this planet already. Every baby born from now on should be a wanted and nurtured child.

            And that includes in the 1.3 billion population of China, which people here, echoing their owners, decry as “demographic collapse”. (When they’re not saying that we need to go kill ’em all.)

            You don’t want kids? Don’t have them. It makes little difference once they leave anyway,

            You want kids? Take care of them. Turning them over to low paid wage workers to raise isn’t actually “mothering”.

            Men? Some are excellent, some are horrible, most are tolerable, at least for a while.

            I have an excellent man, so I don’t have a dog in the man vs woman fight.

            Not my circus, not my clowns.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

            Paula D, I appreciate your comments. I really do. And believe it or not, I agree with nearly all of what you have said.

            I just find it interesting that the more and more men and women drift from their biological roles (not societal roles) the more miserable they are.

            My wife spent 15 years in the home as a trad wife and was very satisfied in doing as she did. I consider myself to be extremely lucky to have found and married her. Now that my children are growing and leaving the home she has taken up part time work in an office to help make a little retirement cash (if retirement ever comes our way). She in no way finds this little job as a paper pusher nearly as satisfactory as her role as a stay at home mother.

            In my mind I married a diamond in the rough.

            My kids? Well, they are all solid, law abiding, god fearing, contributing members of society. None of them are on drugs. None of them got pregnant or impregnated someone too soon. I credit that to my wife being home with them during the most important formative years.

            The rewards of her and my sacrifice to follow more traditional roles is clearly apparent to me.

          • elysianfield June 21, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            “And my friend’s husband had a kidney stone. He was very melodramatic about it, so a kindly female x-ray tech tried to console him by saying that passing a kidney stone is said to be as painful as pushing out a 7 lb baby.
            He said “No woman has ever felt pain like the pain I’m feeling.”
            Gosh, I wonder why we all thought he was an asshole.”

            Paula,
            Maybe he is an asshole, but how many people of any sex can go through the kidney stone trauma, and several years later, opt to go through it again?

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

            It does sound kind of dumb, when you put it like that.

            My husband had a vasectomy after our third child, thus sparing me any future pain like that.

            And you wonder why I love him so much.

          • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

            Well, we have a roadmap of events in Revelation leading up to the second coming (the bowl, vial and seal judgments), so it must be referring to another event (the Son of Man cometh at a time ye think not), and I think that event is the Rapture.

          • messianicdruid June 21, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            We are doing the Second Seal now;

            m.youtube.com/watch?v=OhWOUBf3YF0&t=3389s&pp=ygUMYXJjaGFpeCBzZWFs

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 7:50 pm #

            Between about 1997 and 2007 I had the good fortune to work with a series of intelligent, attractive young women with pleasant personalities. About half of them never married. Those that did all “married down”. Of those that married, all but one got divorced. Only a couple of them had kids – 1 or 2 kids.

            It’s a shame. Some excellent genes that won’t get passed on. I should have converted to old-school Mormanism and run off to Idaho with all of them. Most of them were already friends anyway, they probably would have adapted to the nonstandard arrangement before too long.

            It’s always the crazy things I didn’t do that I regret the most…

          • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

            Paula focuses on her own life to disparage this important article. Talk about feminine narcissism.

            Note: I’m not saying that she’s lying about having a good marriage.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 8:21 pm #

            The article was basically two women talking about their own life experiences, with one woman adding the experiences of the neurotic women she treated as a psychiatrist, as if that is somehow representative of all women. And since she had a career, she posited that all women have careers.

            I saw nothing about women wanting to “marry up” in the article, or about women “settling”, or anything about ovaries “drying up”.

            It was mostly about how women are meant to have children, so that is what I addressed, using my own experience because that’s what they did and because Cankerpuss asked.

        • River June 21, 2024 at 10:15 pm #

          That is exactly why I have faith in the Buddhist spiritual tradition. I will allow that you can purify at least a portion of your sins if your are truly repentant and make sincere efforts to rectify your sinful actions…. I won’t sign on to a religion that allows a Fauci or a Gates to cry out that they accept Jesus as their savior 30 seconds before they die which will then allow these Satan-worshippers into heaven….

          • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

            Well real Catholicism teaches that few people go straight to heaven, but rather only through fire (purgatory) where they are tried like gold in a furnace, and thus purified.

          • C.O.Jones June 22, 2024 at 8:30 pm #

            @ River

            While what you stated is what many Satanists believe, it’s not the way it works.

            One may not work against God and His people continually and then at the last minute, call on the name of Jesus.

            See Matthew 7:21 – 23

          • River June 23, 2024 at 8:11 am #

            Jarek and C.O.Jones: This is good to know! The compassionate religions’ tenets hold much in common and if everyone believed that ‘as you sow, so shall you reap,’ the world would be much the better for it.

    • rainmaker June 21, 2024 at 11:01 am #

      China is losing the war with itself. Young Chinese people are embracing the ideas of “laying flat”, and “let it rot”. Totalitarian empires die by their own actions. The USA is as totalitarian as the Chinese state.

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 11:05 am #

        I have read and heard that young Chinese people are refusing to have children in an act of defiance against the Communist regime. They don’t want to give the government another mushy young mind to pollute. Seems to be working as the Chinese population is rapidly aging and there aren’t many young coming up to fill in the vacancies. China is dying.

        • rainmaker June 21, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

          Humans do not thrive under the oppression of Totalitarian regimes, no matter what you call them – communism, fascism, marxism, corporatism, managerialism – ad nauseum. All these systems are designed to enrich the few with wealth and power, and enslave the rest of us. Juneteenth? Anyone? Slavery still exists, just under other names. Debt slavery, excessive govt. regulation, “the rules based order” our owners want to inflict on the whole world. No wonder the USA is the home of so much mental illness.

          • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

            Thank you for including corporate capitalism in that. You mentioned Japan so I don’t have to. And Cank diagnosed the United States.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            About two decades ago I realized that I am enslaved in a capitalist system. I had no choice in it. I was born into it. There is no way out of it.

            I paid off my mortgage about 6 years ago but I still have to send a large chunk of money to the County for the right to live on land and in a home that I have rightfully purchased and paid for.

            I still have large sums of money taken from my pay check and every April still have to send thousands to Uncle Shame to fund more illegal wars in shithole countries throughout the world.

            When I die I will then pay taxes on money that has already been taxed over and over and over again.

            I am totally dependent upon others for the water I drink and the power I use. I am nearly totally dependent upon others and corporations for my very survival. That is not freedom and it eats at my soul every day.

            Slavery still exists and is rampant. We are far from being free. There isn’t a soul living in this god forsaken excuse of a Country that can even comprehend true freedom.

        • rainmaker June 21, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

          The Japanese quit having kids too.

          • MiTurn June 21, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

            Post-industrial phenomenon, regardless of politics.

            Never anticipated by leaders years ago when social security programs were developed.

            And explains why Africa is exploding in population…they’re predominantly pre-industrial as the majority of the workforce is still engaged in subsistence farming.

        • River June 21, 2024 at 10:24 pm #

          Cankerpuss – yes, we must work to keep our minds free…. and how to do so is the 64K question….

          It’s crucially important to me to keep all freaks away from my thoughts and I didn’t fall for the covid b.s., and those of us who did not do so need to be grateful for our curmudgeonly F-authority attitudes….

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        More so. I believe. The Left in the USA has transformed this country into a service sector state unable to produce its own needs. It has sent that capability to China. We are progressing in the direction of Communist/socialism whereas China and Russia figured out that does not work and have shifted to Fascist/socialism. Human nature makes communism impossible. When the government directs a capitalist economy you have fascism, when the government owns the economy you have communism. The communists in the Deep State, Sanders for example, want that government ownership of everything. It is working too, as a report coming out today shows the rapid decline of the retail sector as the economy declines.

        Pretty soon, UBI, homeless cities, destroyed business centers, worthless education systems, will be hallmarks of the USA as the government grabs the wealth and power, what little remains.

        • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

          Yeah if we were only virtuous primitives like the Black Africans, having 6 kids per couple!

          We’re at a evolutionary bottleneck. Only a new culture can take us through this crisis. Your capitalism is an utter fail as is the communism they fund. Somehow you manage to miss that little fact.

          These systems are about matter. Fascism and National Socialism put Man first. Only they can take us through the Eye of the Needle. And yes, only with a strong spiritual component.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

            The problem with capitalism is that it is subject to the inherent and greatest weakness of humanity. Greed. How much money does one person need to make? No human being should ever be worth billions of dollars. Period. That much wealth siphoned off of population into the hands of one, two or a few. Human greed enables capitalism to spiral out of control, steal the wealth from everyone and concentrate it all into the hands of a few. Where the wealth goes, so goes the power.

            Take for example the housing crisis. There is a simple solution to this problem. Limit the number of homes any person or corporation can own. Let’s say…..two. Doesn’t matter if you are “Joe Blow America” or BlackRock. You can only own two properties. Instead, in America today we have corporations like BlackRock or individuals like Bill Gates buying up all residential properties and farm land.

            Capitalism has to be limited, otherwise human greed grows it out of control.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 3:32 pm #

            I miss nothing. The source of evil is government and fascism gives government the ability to run the economy.

            Capitalism in its pure state is ruined by government.

            Crony capitalism comes from greed promoted by government.

            As government is necessary, I wonder if crony capitalism is always going to happen, which leads to the downfall of the society.

            Maybe there is NO good answer.

          • messianicdruid June 21, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

            Self-government?

          • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 5:20 pm #

            Cank: Some good ideas given that desire is infinite but the Earth, finite.

            John: “Greed promoted by government” – utterly inane. Just get rid of government and let these Randian, Aryan supermen rule us, eh?

            “I miss nothing.” Grotesque.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

            Haha!

            Jarek, the Fourth Reich.

            Hmmm, i wonder how many corporations have started wars as opposed to governments.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 23, 2024 at 9:55 pm #

            Canker: There is a simple solution to this problem. Limit the number of homes any person or corporation can own. Let’s say…..two. Doesn’t matter if you are “Joe Blow America” or BlackRock.

            Amen. I don’t disagree. But that ain’t capitalism. Without competition and the chance to get ahead of Bob next door, it’s just a video game with no payout.

            That said, the level to which the Black Rocks of the world have taken things are destroying the average person’s ability to just get by. Rents have gone up 40% in the last five years. They are paying more than those who own comparable homes, by a long shot. So Black Rock can fuck right off. But they own the table.

            It needs to be more of a forced 1980’s phone company conglomerate breakup than limiting individuals/corporations to owning only two properties. Once you start cornering a market, the government should intervene. Other than than, “go getcha money”.

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:50 am #

      Yeah, Alex Jones worked this angle for years. It didn’t save him in the end.

      The Tribe thought it could do the same thing to the Chinese that it did to the West. They got bellicose when they realized it wasn’t going to happen.

  9. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 10:13 am #

    “How exactly would he have opposed the White House Coronavirus Task Force headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci? ”

    It was the White House task force headed by President Trump. It did not exist until he created it.

    He could have dissolved the damn thing, he could have assigned Fauci and Birx to work out of a basement, he could have listened to the only expert on the force.

    He didn’t want to get rid of Fauci because the media was on Fauci’s side, and he wanted Fauci and the media to give him full credit for Warp Speed.

    Jordan Schachtel told us this in August 2020, if any of us didn’t grasp it already.

    I have heard way too much of the burningly stupid around this issue.

    “Nancy Pelosi would have had him removed for not following the experts”.

    “He kept them there to expose them”. Seriously? He wanted to expose them for lies they hadn’t told yet?

    “He was looking at an impeachment”. For what? If he were going to be impeached for not inflicting all kinds of harm on the American people, then you get impeached or quit and go home, but no, Nancy Pelosi was not even a factor.

    My favorite – “He saved us from the FEMA camps”. He invoked FEMA. Or, “they’ wanted to shut us down for twelve years, Warp Speed saved us”. Oh, really? Who is this “they” with the power to overrule the President of the United States, the man who has repeatedly stated the power to shut down and open up rested solely with the president?

    Fauci is out there bashing Dr. Scott Atlas, a man of impeccable reputation, and as I’ve said, the only “expert” on anything at all on that task force.

    • malthuss June 21, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      What about endless war? 1965 Immigration Act? Open borders?
      Federal Reserve?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 10:18 am #

        In what regard?

        • malthuss June 21, 2024 at 10:39 am #

          opps..It was meant n response to,
          With all due respect to JHK. The decline of America has been part of a plan started by Mao Ze Dong in 1950. To conquer America without firing a shot.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 11:01 am #

            No wonder it made no sense to me.

            Speaking of endless war, I’m afraid President Trump is being talked into something like what we’ve had for some time now.

            I have no expertise in military things, and no longer have my sources who did.

            This man sounds like he knows what he is talking about though. He’s analyzed an article called Making Peace Through Strength by President Trump’s former national security advisor:

            “So what does the article say?

            First of all, it starts with “if you want peace, prepare for war”. As in war with China… I’ve always profoundly hated this expression because it’s deeply a-historical: if you study history, most of the time when you prepare for war you get just that: war.

            And what does preparing for war with China mean according to O’Brien? He doesn’t want to got about it half way, he advocates:
            – Full decoupling from China with a 60% tariff on all Chinese goods and “tougher export controls on any technology that might be of use to China”.
            – Deploying the entire Marine Corps to the Pacific
            – Sending US weapons to all of China’s neighbors in Asia the way the US does with Israel: “Congress should help build up the armed forces of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam by extending to them the kinds of grants, loans, and weapons transfers that the United States has long offered Israel”
            – Forcing Taiwan to spend more on its military, to “expand military conscription” and to join US-led military exercises in the region
            – Resume testing nuclear weapons “in the real world for the first time since 1992—not just by using computer models”

            It’s like basically taking the US’s current level of hubris and warmongering that’s already at about a 12 out of 10, and ramping it up to a 100… If you were hoping for peaceful coexistence, you’re definitely not going to get it: this is imperialism on steroids, some real Genghis Khan level stuff.

            The worst is: at least in the days of British imperialism they tried to disguise it under a veneer of humanism, i.e. “we’re doing this to spread civilization”. There’s none of this here, it’s an unabashed quest of domination and power for power’s sake, humankind be damned.”

            x.com/RnaudBertrand/status/1802964618710769947

            Like I said, I am not particularly knowledgeable about war and the military, but this does not sound good.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            benr posted that O’Brien article as if it were words of wisdom.

            The US has a total of 180,000 Marines. China has 2,000,000 military men.
            But the idiots who bluster and boast think that sending “all the Marines” to threaten China will work? China will back down on its own borders and seas?

            What kind of idiot thinks that the US “keeps shipping lanes open” by sailing warships through the South China Sea?

            Who is it that actually ships through those shipping lanes????
            The US? No, idiots (not you, Beryl), China. So the US is over there threatening China in order to keep China’s shipping lanes open so that China can ship its goods to the rest of the world. Because without the “world’s policeman” China would attack itself to stop itself from shipping its goods to the rest of the world.
            Only complete morons would believe that story.

            ESPECIALLY since the Great and Powerful Wizard of US begged China for help in keeping the Strait of Hormuz open, a shipping lane that the world depends on, unlike the South China Sea, which is mostly used by China.
            But does that stop the morons from continuing to claim that it is the US who keeps the lanes open?
            Ha, ha, of course not. Facts are stupid things, said their lord and savior, the Alzheimer President of the 80s.

            Now Cyprus is begging Iran to stop Hezbollah from attacking the UK bases in Cyprus, being used to help Israel.
            Iran couldn’t, or wouldn’t, stop Yemen from attacking ships in the Red Sea.
            Will they be inclined to help Europe, as Europe openly arms and supports the Kiev regime? Over 500,000 dead, and Europe celebrates, but Iran is supposed to save Cyprus? As the UK uses the bases to support Israel?

            Would Hezbollah even listen?

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:44 pm #

            Okay, Paula. You sound like all the other name callers.

            BTW, you may not even know than Cyprus has been contested between Turkey and Greece since mid-20th century. Yeah, the same Turkey that is now siding with Russia and Iran.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 7:35 pm #

            Contested? You mean that invading and occupying half of Cyprus and driving all Greek Cypriots out, is called “contested”?

            I guess Syria is also “contested” then, since the US has invaded and occupied 30% of it, while stealing their oil and wheat.

            Most people call that naked aggression, but I understand that you’re not allowed to do that when it’s the US or another NATO favored country. Greece is also a NATO country, but the US clearly plays favorites.

            Erdogan plays both sides. I would never call him a friend of Russia or Iran.
            On the other hand, he doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the US either.
            Maybe they shouldn’t have backed that coup against him.

    • sadlycdn June 21, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      Trump owns the mess as he got played like a fiddle …..Big Pharma hit the jackpot with Donald….the idea was to empty the swamp and he did the opposite with crazy hires of disloyal people

      Fauci was running the Country and probably the world and Trump thought it was his ticket out of the mess….horrible leadership in a time we needed some…..like you said Scott Atlas was the only expert …..

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 11:11 am #

        Trump was in a no-win situation when the covid fraud was unleashed upon us by TPTB. He was doomed either way. If he did nothing at the time he would have been crucified for all of the fake covid deaths.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 11:33 am #

          The gulf between doing nothing and shutting down the country, taking over private property, making people wear diapers on their faces, warp speed, ventilators, and having the known worst monster of a fraud heading your team is astronomical.

          If yu are going to ge crucified either way it seems to me you go for broke and kick all the frauds out and do the right thing.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

            The presidents of Belarus and Tanzania refused to go along with the covid agenda.

            The president of Tanzania than died suddenly, and his WEF vice-president was placed into power.

            Belarus had a Color Revolution to overthrow the president.

            They have seven ways to Sunday to get you.

          • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            I don’t disagree with you. I consider all of your points valid.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:49 pm #

            Beryl, your 20-20 hindsight is excellent. You forget that the vast majority of America has the shit scared out of it by the media and the Dems in New York. Those Americans would have sold their soul for a savior vaxx AT THE TIME.

            Trump was between a rock and a hard place. You say he should have just flushed the Deep State Fauci toilet?

            he would have been lynched politically and maybe physically.

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:03 pm #

            Many of the commenters on this blog saw “Covid” for the Scamdemic that it was. If Trump couldn’t see what was obvious to many of us, then he was not/is not smart enough to be President. (That is, if a President had any real power, and was something more than just a puppet – which, sadly, is not the case.)

          • benr June 21, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

            @blackbird

            How many people still have not really come to the realization that there is a new world order and a push for a global government?
            This push is why they are destroying US Corporation and finally killing the Federal reserve while holding China up as the savior.
            The push for a technocratic dictatorship is well underway with social credit scores just like China.
            People still don’t believe in steering groups like the Bilderberg group, pnac, cfr, club of rome, skull and bones, and the ancient illuminati groups.

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 9:42 pm #

            benr,

            People like those you mention should stay the hell away from the levers of power. People that uninformed – and just plain dumb – shouldn’t even be allowed to vote. Not that voting matters anymore…

        • River June 21, 2024 at 10:30 pm #

          Yes, he was initially in a no-win situation (partially because he gave RFKJ the boot in exchange for a nice kickback) but he should now come out with both guns blazing against the lying SOB’s who duped him!

      • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:19 pm #

        We should all re-read and really think about JHK’s question he posited regarding DJT’s response to Covid:

        “How exactly would he have opposed the White House Coronavirus Task Force headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci? And backed by the combined forces of the CDC, the FDA, the NIAID, the NIH, and every medical board from sea to shining sea?”

        Hindsight is 20/20. DJT’s had 4 hard years of reflecting on what happened during his term of office, and I’m looking forward to his return.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          I read it and I gave my answer.

          This isn’t hindsight. Go read Dr. Scott Atlas’ book.

          BTW Dr. Fauci is impugning Dr. Atlas’s impeccable reputation all over the MSM, and I do not see Donald Trump coming to his defense, do you?

          He KNEW that Fauci and Birx were peddling claptrap. He kept them around anyway, because Fauci was popular in the MSM.

          He gave Fauci a MEDAL. I supposed he was facing impeachment on the grounds of not giving Fauci a medal.

          Go read RFK Jr.’s Fauci book while you are at it.

          None of this is hindsight. None of it.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:47 am #

      Your anti-Trumpism is showing, Beryl.

      I will not make excuses for Trump re: the Vaxx. I believe he panicked and was willing to listen to anyone with a solution. I really believe that the number one problem of the Deep State is that anyone with an ounce of sense, avoids it like the plague. One of the purposes of the Congress is to be a body of intelligensia that guides the decision making of the government.

      Hahahahahahaha!

      Trump looked for someone, anyone to take over the virus problem, typically blown out of proportion by the media and the Left, while he worked on impeachment #2 and his re-election.

      Oho, boy did he screw up when he appointed his #2 man, Pence to run the virus group. Pence had his first opportunity to skewer Trump, and promote the Leftist Deep State he owed allegiance to. Who do we get? Fauci and Birx, two Leftist “scientists” who owed allegiance to the Deep State as much as Pence. Not only that, Fauci had an agenda to cover-up what he had been doing with developing powerful viruses. He is still doing it.

      Birx either quit or got shoved aside. Fauci gave us masks, worthless, distancing, worthless, forced isolation, worthless, and then he pulled out the vaxx already developed in conjunction with the virus. I can see the committee room now, Fauci telling Trump that the vaxx was THE solution. Trump, in his ignorance, jumped at it, accelerated the testing to the point of incompetence, and then expedited the “poisoning of America”.

      So who is at fault here? Trump, yes, he was the #1 man.

      But, Fauci?, Pence?, The testing people for not publishing the adverse effects data, the public for not saying “no” in their fear and ignorance, the Congress, representing the people for not saying “no” because of their ignorance? or the Leftists and their media for drumming up the fear in the people that frightened Trump and the Deep State to do something, anything to mitigate the spread of the virus? I remember that much of the NY state fiasco with Cuomo spurred on the fear, another example of the on-going drive for federal power the Deep State wants.

      Trump vs. Biden, take your pick. If you believe in a free USA, there is no choice. Unfortunately for Trump and us, it may be too late.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

        I was pro-Trump before you even heard of him, John.

        • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

          Trump will not cure what ails us. I have said it before, I admire Trump and I will vote for him (not that I believe my vote mean diddly). But I do not believe for one second that Trump will fix anything. What ails us is a spiritual problem deep in the hearts and souls of most Americans. The peoples’ hearts have failed them. They no longer believe in anything or trust anything. They no longer love anything other than their own selfish desires and appetites.

          Trump cannot fix that. Only the people can fix that.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:55 pm #

            Absolutely agree. BTW, when I say that God has walked away, without His presence the evil of mankind takes over and eventually destroys society.

            God is the ultimate unifier, the ultimate entity bigger than you, without him, we are nothing. When societies come perverse enough, He “destroys them” or just walks away and lets them destroy themselves.

          • River June 21, 2024 at 10:32 pm #

            Thanks to RFk’s unbelievably irresponsible choice of VP we have no one but Trump anymore….

          • Grandpa June 22, 2024 at 4:05 pm #

            Amen, Cank. The problem is Spiritual, we have turned our back on God, He hasn’t left us – ‘ we left Him. Some today go as far as to mock Him, He knew that would happen, said so – and cautioned about it… what to do? Oh wait – He told us that as well…
            “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and cry out to Me and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear them from heaven, and heal their land”

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:53 am #

      My daughter, you have only begun to broach the mysteries. Trump is in Complete Control and always has been. He is ALLOWING all this to happen to show people how bad thing are!

      He’s gonna run all these bad actors out of town once people realize how great he is. It’s all a show! He needed to build up the drama is all.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

        That must make sense. It’s what I keep hearing.

      • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

        Jarek – It sounds like you’ve been listening to the X22 Report

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

        Jarek, spoken like a true lover of government.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:08 pm #

        Auditioning for the part of Q Anon 2.0?

      • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

        John: Pray to Trump that he reveal himself! How do you know that he isn’t Christ?

  10. John K June 21, 2024 at 10:15 am #

    In 1988, the League of Women Voters withdrew from sponsoring the debates, saying It had “no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.”

    We’ve gone from that to 30 years of “debates” run by the corporate (and corrupt) Commission on Presidential Debates . . . and now to having no sanctioning body at all? Maybe Dana White and the UFC could step in?

    Hell, why not just put the thing on pay per view? The entertainment factor should be sky-high. That’s America for you.

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    • Marcel June 21, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      If there were any hope for lawless land Obama the Coup leader and the Witch Hillary would be in Federal Prison along with the Biden Clowns of Treason Gang
      Meanwhile the World watches the self and inflicted suicide of America and plots their next move.
      With the ominous Russia North Korea, (Pit Bull of China) parlance and planning it’s clear to those who haven’t been chugging down the Kool Aid that Sodom & Gomorrah’s days are numbered. Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad…. and very, very mad godless USA is.

    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      I will not waste one second of my life watching this “debate” which is nothing more than a shit show of old, cranky men trying to “one up” the other and shouting over the other as well as the moderators. The moderators are morons who ask softball questions of one candidate and then throw hard ball questions at the other. It’s disgusting. I will not partake of this bullshit.

      • MiTurn June 21, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

        Concur.

      • tuco22 June 21, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        Kind of like that scene on the bridge with the old man in Monty Python’s the Holy Grail.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

        Worse than that, the CNN editorial staff is figuring out how to crucify Trump. I am shocked that he would even have a discussion with a CNN puke.

  11. oldandtired June 21, 2024 at 10:16 am #

    JHK: “ the excuse to dump this perfect ass of a fake president and throw the window wide open for Hillary Clinton to fly in on her leathery wings (Caw! Caw!) ”

    Perhaps there is an upside to this?

    Should someone decide on defenestration, they would know she would fit?

    • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      If they put Hillary in, you know global war is right around the corner.

      • MiTurn June 21, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

        And Civil War, or at least a break-up of the Republic.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

          You know, I do not think the CW can be avoided. Hopefully, the Reds and Blues can separate peacefully.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

        It looks like they have been priming Trump for global war in the event that he gets back in, too.

        That was always their biggest problem with him. If he comes around, they may as well let him win.

        They’ll give him lightbulbs and dishwashers. Maybe the border too, as closing it up now is merely locking the proverbial barn door.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:02 pm #

          Beryl

          Listening to the Five, Gutfeld brought up that maybe the Dems are not concerned about the election as the next President gets to oversee the collapse of the country.

          He was ridiculed by the panel, but?

        • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

          We will get global war no matter who is installed in the Whore House (damned spell checker).

          With Trump it will be a pro-Israel war (which is what the “media” seems to be pushing with their “shame of Joe for not being more supportive of Israel” narrative).

          With the Democrat (my money is on the Hildebeast) it will be an anti-Russia war (which the “media” has been pushing longer).

          The battlegrounds will be the same, only the rhetoric will differ, and then only slightly.

    • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

      O&T – Better use the Bay Window

    • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:17 pm #

      When I read the title of today’s post, my first thought was “defenestration”. Ah, the good old days… When the ballot box fails, open the window!

  12. benr June 21, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    As the oceans “boil” and the trees whither a new fashion garment is hitting the streets to keep you cool in the global warming age.
    I’m going to say it now silver is a buy.

    fastcompany.com/91142992/this-impossibly-thin-fabric-could-cool-you-down-by-16-degrees

    When a heat wave hits a city, the sidewalks, roads, and buildings end up making the air feel even hotter. Thanks to the urban heat island effect, all that infrastructure absorbs and then reemits the sun’s heat, raising temperatures even more.

    Getting cool, then, means protecting yourself not just from the sun’s radiation but also from all the radiation bouncing off the pavement and concrete. A new textile—made of plastic and silver nanowires—does just that, and can keep its wearers as much as 16 degrees cooler than other fabrics.

    Heat is becoming a serious issue in our warming world. This week, a heat wave is expected to stretch across much of the U.S., with particularly dangerous temperatures forecasted for cities such as Chicago, New York, and Boston. These temperatures are driven by a heat dome, a phenomenon in which a pocket of hot air sits trapped over a region for a prolonged period of time. A heat dome that descended on Portland, Oregon, in 2021 saw temperatures hit 116 degrees Fahrenheit; 69 people died in Multnomah County.

    On top of that, as we experience higher temperatures, many people also crank up their air conditioners—which emit more heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

    This new textile could provide at least a little relief. It uses a process called radiative cooling, which describes how objects cool down by radiating thermal energy into their surroundings. Radiative cooling textiles do already exist, but most just reflect the sun’s heat. That “works very well if you’re in an open field,” says Po-Chun Hsu, a molecular engineering professor at the University of Chicago, whose team recently published a paper on their new material in the journal Science. But not in a city.

    What those other fabrics don’t do is reflect the ambient heat coming from the street below or a nearby building. The heat coming directly from the sun’s rays and the heat emitted from a sun-baked street aren’t the same; they have different wavelengths. That means a material has to have two different “optical properties” to reflect both.

    To do that, the researchers created a three-layer textile. The top layer is made of polymethylpentene or PMP, a type of plastic commonly used for packaging; the researchers had to figure out how to spin it into a fiber. The second is a sheet of silver nanowires, which acts like a mirror to reflect infrared radiation. Together, these block both the solar radiation and the ambient radiation reflected off of surfaces. The third layer can be any conventional fabric, like wool or cotton. Though there are multiple layers, the main thickness comes from the conventional fabric; the top layer is about 1/100th of a human hair.

    In outdoor tests in Arizona, the textile stayed 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit (2.3 degrees Celsius) cooler than “broadband emitter” fabrics used for outdoor sports, and 16 F (8.9 C) cooler than regular silk, a breathable fabric often used for dresses and shirts.

    Along with clothing, the researchers say this cooling textile could be used on buildings, in cars, or even for food storage and shipping in order to lessen the need for refrigeration, which has a significant climate impact of its own. Next, Hsu’s team is collaborating with other teams to see how the textile could have a health benefit for those in extreme heat conditions.

    Heat stress is actually the leading cause of weather-related deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and high temperatures can exacerbate issues like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. As climate change makes heat waves more common and more severe, it’s increasing the number of people exposed to this heat, and the potential health risks they face. The researchers know their fabric can cool skin temperatures, but “how does that translate to actual public health benefits?” Hsu says. “That will be important to bring this to the next step.”

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 11:57 am #

      Lost in Space showed this decades ago. The Robinsons were always wearing tin foil.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

        Does aluminum foil work as well as tin? I don’t know where you’d get the real thing now.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

        “The Robinsons were always wearing tin foil.”

        Yup. And were they even conned by crooked politicians? Convinced to be injected with deadly vaccines for non-existent diseases? Chemtrailed? Nope.

        Be sure to use the original tin foil. Aluminum is a neurotoxin and should never get near the brain.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

      Benr

      Replace all heat storing black roads with concrete.

      Paint all horizontal surfaces in cities white to reflect away the light and heat.

      Make all city centers private car less. Use Musk’s idea of robotaxis in city centers to get around. Surround the carless zone with parking areas, shuttle buses, retail, and taxi stands with low cost robotaxis.

      Start building French style nukes plants yesterday. Use JHKs idea of electrolysis to produce hydrogen fuel.

      Build up the electrical grid using all forms of energy, we need them all, but over time move towards nuclear or even fusion.

      Stop waiting for the Deep State to come up with ideas, they won’t, they are ignorant. Listen to folks like Musk, who generate real solutions.

      BTW, Big Boy Boeing is a bout to lose its place in the space race to Elon and Space-X. Look and see what Tesla is doing in all its solar, battery realms, they are decades ahead of everyone else.

      • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

        Plant trees along the streets. They cool the streets far better than tin foil. Although it is amusing to see tin foil hats advocated for by the Blob.

        Our city cut down the trees that lined the streets. Supposedly it was to facilitate 5G, but they deny it.
        But they’re all worried about global warming, doncha know.

        • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

          Cities cut down the street trees because they put utilities in the landscaping next to the road. Trees tend to continue growing regardless of the space they are put in and ultimately end up damaging the infrastructure and lifting the pavement. They also are not properly maintained as the lawn crews come along and effectively girdle the poor tree with their weed machines effectively killing it.

          Trees have immense benefit, if only we would use them correctly.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:04 pm #

          Trees help balance the carbon cycle also.

          FYI, the Arizona folks are busily converting their lawn to rocks, a heat dome adder. We have a huge trade-off, heat vs. water.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:08 pm #

            Also, FYI, old timers here say that the heat did not become intense as it has been lately until the Phoenix area exploded in population. This year is mild, for us anyway, highest temp 113, mostly 105 and below, and today is a humid one, sign of monsoon season coming.

            IMHO, our global warming is more from heat islands, cities, than CO2.

          • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:34 pm #

            “IMHO, our global warming is more from heat islands, cities, than CO2.”

            I’d also add deforestation. Walk from a dense forest across the road to a treeless industrial agriculture field in the middle of summer. You don’t need a thermometer to read the temperature increase. Multiply that by a few million times and you have the change in the US landscape over the last 200 years. Then add huge concrete cities on top of that…

            But no, it’s only carbon dioxide that is the culprit. And the only solution is to deindustrialize the US and Europe. China and India? We have to let them catch up first, to do otherwise would be rayciss.

            “Climate Change” is an obvious scam, not only by what they say are the problems and solutions, but also by what they don’t say. (Not that climate change doesn’t happen, it has always occurred, and always will.)

    • Uncle Abraham June 21, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

      Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 10:38 am #

    “throw the window wide open for Hillary Clinton to fly in on her leathery wings (Caw! Caw!) and lead the dwindling number of her deranged admirers to another humiliating election loss.”

    Unfortunately, that dwindling crowd of Hillary supporters are the ones that count the vote in those swing states and those blue cities that control the elections. The cheat will be in just like it was in 2020 and 2022.

    The Republicans do nothing but sit wit their thumbs jammed up their asses and watch knowing that they will soon be making millions as talking heads and political analysts on networks like CNN that nobody watches but still has plenty of advertisers willing to pay to advertise their wares. Make sense?

    I have lost all faith in the American system. It’s a shit show and it’s only getting worse. Out of 335 million people the best we can drum up to vote for is a brain dead house plant and an egotistical business man turned TV entertainer? Both of them hovering around the 80s. Both of them should be retired and playing with their grand children.

    What a pathetic excuse of a Republic this country has become.

    • benr June 21, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      Indeed, Republicans have learned there is big money in losing.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

      How about, the government does not have the smarts enough to make good judgements and laws for the people.

      That is a perfect definition of Covid.

  14. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 10:44 am #

    Speaking of the Ukraine war, I was questioning “why now?” when the New York Times printed what they say are the actual documents for the tentative peace deal.

    I think I now have that answer.

    Michael Tracey says “Ukrainian and Russian negotiators were apparently on the cusp of an agreement in April 2022, but then Russia inserted a clause that effectively would’ve granted Russia veto power over Ukraine’s future “security guarantees” — thus negating any “guarantee” against further incursions by Russia.”

    x.com/mtracey/status/1802534043516383392

    Aha! We were all wrong in thinking that it was just that Boris vetoed the deal on behalf of the US!

    Tracey goes on to say this “And now, here we are 2+ years later, with the disaster continuing to worsen and diplomacy farther off than ever before. Multiple actors are obviously complicit in this catastrophe. If you can’t reconcile that obvious reality with your black-and-white binary thinking, and instead feel you must root for a Good Guy versus a Bad Guy, that’s your own childish problem

    (The documents were just published for the first time by the NYT)”.

    Wait a minute. The NYT just now published this, so Mr. Tracey just now is seeing this along with the rest of us, but he’s bashing us for being childish and talking about obvious reality?

    I don’t remember any of us here being unaware of “multiple actors” being involved, but Tracey seems unaware of some of them.

    Then there is this:

    Dianelos Georgoudis

    @DianelosG

    Ah, so you believe the recent NYT narrative? I’d rather believe what the Ukrainians themselves said at that time. Or what Israel’s PM said some time later.

    x.com/DianelosG/status/1802889413443088883

    Yes, I tend to agree with Danieolos (and other who have commented since I saw this). I was already suspicious of the timing, and I question the motivation and genesis of anything the failing NYT puts out as a matter of course.

    • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

      My sister has a sub to the NY Times, because of course she does, and she sent me that article. What a bunch of bullshit it was, tending to the usual irrelevant details about the individuals involved, Except, of course, Bennett or Denys Kirieiev.

      Anyway, I think that Jeff Childers of coffeandcovid had the best take on why the NY Times gave us the breaking news of 2022 at this particular time.
      ” On the same day as the gala Swiss non-peace Ukraine peace conference, the New York Times ran a remarkable, conspiracy-theory-shattering story headlined, “Ukraine-Russia Peace Is as Elusive as Ever. But in 2022 They Were Talking.” The story published the entire draft of a peace agreement that was nearly finalized in March 2022, right after the war started. Until now, corporate media’s narrative has been that Russia was lying about the deal. What deal? Here it is: (and there is a screenshot).
      The long-form, magazine-style article had all the highlights of an official, fake news, deep-state press release and not real news. There was a key paragraph including most of the evidence:

      image 4.png
      One of our biggest red flags for fake news is that the story reports something that happened a long time ago. As the first sentence above shows, the Times tried to excuse its untimely reporting of a two-year-old failed peace agreement: all the months spent interviewing. So nevermind that this story should have been run two years ago back in April, 2022. Next, we see the classic canard, scores of anonymous informants not authorized to talk openly. In other words, the deep-state sources!

      Finally, the timing of publication — the same day as the Lucerne, Switzerland peace gala and one day after Putin’s public peace offer — was incredibly suggestive.

      Watch this: The story’s final paragraphs described a potential peace deal. If I’m right, then this article was nothing more than the Biden Administration’s sneaky public counter-offer to President Putin’s deal-in-the-headlines offer that he made the day before, on Friday:

      image 5.png
      The Times article ended by describing a potential resolution of an “uneasy truce” along the current lines of Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine, resembling something similar to the Cold War’s Iron Curtain diving East and West Germany. It looks to me like the U.S. sent a message to Putin through the Times, describing what kind of deal Biden could live with, more than Ukraine’s extreme demands for a full Russian withdrawal, but less than Russia’s broad offer that included keeping annexed territory plus Ukraine dropping its NATO aspirations.

      Having floated the offer through ‘anonymous current and former officials,’ the Biden administration transmitted the proposal with plausible deniability without officially endorsing it or undermining Ukraine’s public position. The timing coming one day after Putin’s ceasefire offer, and the content, the original 2022 Istanbul agreement referenced by Putin in his offer, make the counter-messaging more pointed.

      It’s not exactly diplomacy, but it’s something like diplomacy. In other words, a start.”

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 2:47 pm #

        That seems to fit, Paula.

      • Yirgach June 21, 2024 at 6:02 pm #

        If you want to read paywalled articles, like NYT or WSJ, which are a fewe days/weeks older, then use the WAYBACk machine with URL.

  15. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 10:46 am #

    “His growing-up Latinx”. Heh.

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    • cowbell81 June 21, 2024 at 11:03 am #

      Don’t forget…Dr. Jill is on record for calling the Latino community as “unique” as tacos.

  16. Prospero June 21, 2024 at 11:54 am #

    It looks like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune once again will not be shown at 7 PM Pacific time next Thursday after being pushed aside by yet another sporting event:

    “Broadcast and cable networks, including Fox News and ABC, are falling in line to carry the simulcast of CNN’s presidential debate on June 27.”

    Still, there’s a good chance that Joe Biden’s handlers will come up with some fraudulent excuse to cancel his swan song performance at the last minute. They could claim that Joe is urgently needed to do some extremely important presidential stuff, or they could propose some other obviously phony excuse.

    If this presidential debate actually occurs, I will watch only the Deep-Fake lowlights after it ends.

    • beantownbill. June 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

      June 27 will be interesting. Will a debate occur or not? Something scary could happen. We’ll have to wait and see. It’s also my 40th wedding anniversary. It figures. I hope I’ll have a good one.

      BTW, the Indian Nostradamus predicted a nuclear war somewhere between 6/18-22. If he ends up being correct, it’s been a pleasure, everyone. See you on the other side after tomorrow.

      No matter what, I plan on not watching the debate. Why cause myself pain? I’d get the same feeling by applying an electric charge to my testicles (yes I have them and they still work. But that’s information you don’t need to know). I’ll rely on reading your opinions next Friday.

      • Prospero June 21, 2024 at 6:22 pm #

        “Something scary could happen.”

        Yeah, but something scary seems to be happening every day. Hopefully, the scary event that could cancel the presidential debate will be a harmless false flag event, such as a bomb threat aimed at the CNN studio in Atlanta.

        Anyway, add to the enjoyment of your 40th wedding anniversary by avoiding the presidential debate, assuming that it actually take place.

      • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:45 pm #

        “the Indian Nostradamus”? If he’s anything like the original, his words can mean anything you want them to.

        Now that I think of it, maybe Uncle AI has been possessed by the ghost of Nostradamus. He has been channeling that same kind of alphabet-soup-spilled-on-the-floor wisdom today…

        As I’m sure the Big Guy will tell us, “Incest and govermints cover up crime”.

        I think I’ll record the “debate”, then play it backwards.

  17. Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

    So, not even a pretense of “democracy” then?

    No announcements from the Blob officials, or the squawking heads, to explain why the only candidate that is officially a candidate, Bobby Kennedy, will be excluded?

    How did they resolve that pesky problem of holding the debates before the nominations, anyway?

    What a frigging farce. It’s a total farce, but no one seems to notice, no one seems to care.

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

      Democracy is a joke. Most people have no business being anywhere near a polling booth.

      • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

        The founders knew this. Our forefathers didn’t listen.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

        Democracy is a Dem joke here, we have never been a democracy.

        TJ’s advice in the declaration that it is the responsibility of a people to rid themselves of oppressive government is being totally negated today. The election process and the drift from Left to Right and back again has kept this country alive. Until now, the uniparty controls everything now, there is no way to change the government now.

    • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

      @Paula D Well-said!

      @jarek We have the “veneer” of democracy, the institutions, but it somehow, on the few issues that most people agree on (one example, illegal immigration), the government somehow does the opposite. Democratically!

      • hmuller June 21, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

        I remember the 2008 bank bailout. Some 98 percent of the people were against it.

        No matter. Banks win; we lose; nobody gets voted out of office, much less hung from a lamp post.

        • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 7:40 pm #

          98% of the people were against it. The two main candidates both suspended their campaigns to go back to Wash. DC and vote for it.
          People were outraged! A couple of months later 98% of them voted for one of the two candidates that sold them to Wall Street.

        • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:47 pm #

          “Hope and Change”! For the banks…

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:16 pm #

        Define democracy, then what a veneer of democracy is. It has never been.

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

        We’re not a Democracy. We were never intended to be a Democracy. And that’s a good thing because it doesn’t work.

        So they reversed all that by saying we are a Democracy. We were intended to be a Democracy and that it’s working great except when conservative White men interfere with it.

        Soc-Det knows it’s not working but thinks it can. He’s at odds with the Founders on this and on race. And that’s just about everything.

  18. Jarek June 21, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-military-spokesman-hamas-defeated-netanyahu-war-gaza-rcna157991

    The IDF admits that Hamas cannot be defeated. You can’t defeat free men. The Vietmanese and the Afghans come to mind.

    If we can ever become inwardly free like them, we too can win ourselves a home.

    Putin is in Vietnam. No doubting he is building a coalition of Free Men to fight against the growing Darkness coming from the West.

    • Uncle Abraham June 21, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

      The IDF admitted no such thing as Hamas couldn’t be defeated militarily. He was talking about what people believe, and as Michael McDonald said, “What a fool believes, no wise man has the power to reason away.”

      As for their demonic obsession with “Allah” and Muhammad’s false prophethood, the Truth is the only way to destroy that, and that requires the Word of God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will do it through His people.

      • OG June 21, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        Maybe Muhammad was not a false prophet. Maybe God wanted all this mayhem and strife and deployed Muhammad to make it happen.

        What God wants, God gets. God help us all.
        – Roger Waters

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

      Putin is recruiting for BRICS++++++.

  19. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

    I have something I want to post and I’ve been looking for a way to tie it in to todays article, in order to stay on topic.

    I have settled on this:

    “much more that has been done to insult and humiliate the people of this land.”

    I have included among those humiliations the appliances like the washers that take 2 hours and leave your clothes dirty, and the dishwashers that take two hours and don’t work as well, and all of the “efficient” crap that they force on us while reserving the good stuff for the ‘elite’.

    That brings me to the light bulb. If the “efficient” bulbs were actually superior or even just as good but cheaper, you would not have to force them on anyone, you would let the free market work.

    Even RFK Jr. acknowledges that.

    I have been criticized for my support of the old-fashioned incandescent bulb over the allegedly more efficient ones. It appears to be turning out that the LED lights are worse than I thought.

    I don’t know how reliable the referenced journal is:

    “As well as flickering at a seizure-inducing rate, LED lighting is also a potent endocrine-disruptor, because the spectrum of light produced (blue) affects the body’s circadian rhythms. The widespread transition to LED lighting should be considered an assault on our health.”

    x.com/Babygravy9/status/1803441104244584531

    • cowbell81 June 21, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

      I stashed away a lifetime supply of all the old bulbs before they were discontinued and outlawed. I have never had to buy bulbs in my entire life. As a matter of fact, when I was in college, for some reason they gave you a 4 pack of the old bulbs from the residence assistant office whenever you requested them, and their record-keeping was nil. Needless to say, I collected these on a regularly recurring schedule, and I am still using them to this day. At least I got something for all that wasted money on tuition and fees for a relatively worthless degree.

      When I go to estate sales or clean out the home of a deceased relative, I always make sure the old light bulbs are saved and added to my stash.

      • Uncle Abraham June 21, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

        How resourceful! Commendable and a necessity for the coming times.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

        Good thinking.

      • beantownbill. June 21, 2024 at 4:31 pm #

        @ cb:

        I agree you are resourceful. But not to be a downer, we won’t have electricity if things go south. I have LCD lighting in my kitchen and dining area that so far have lasted about 18 years. But I also occasionally buy solar powered bulbs to store away. I also have some solar powered lanterns, so when and if electricity goes out, it may be dim in my house, but not always dark.

        I’m looking into oil-based lanterns, but haven’t yet bought any. I will though, hopefully before it’s too late.

        • stelmosfire June 21, 2024 at 5:46 pm #

          Bill if your interested in oil lamps the pressurized lanterns are much better and much brighter than the standard wick jobs. More initial cost but an investment. They will burn brighter than your electric testicles. This outfit has all sorts of supplies.

          stpaulmercantile.com/pressure-lantern-and-parts/kerosene-pressure-lantern-828

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

      Contains that don’t open properly. Soap spigots that never pump the soap. The answer: You unscrew and keep wiping the soap off the hose to wash your hands. Or run it under the faucet if you want it in your bath.

      The new one: Toilet bowl cleaner bottes that “give out” while half full. They made the opening too small or something. Answer: Unknown. Still working on it. Trying a nail to increase the opening an clear build up.

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

        Correction: Containers

      • cowbell81 June 21, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

        And then there are some containers where you cannot even unscrew the top, it is “welded” onto the bottle with some kind of hook and divot. You have to actually break out the scissors to cut the container open and extract every last ounce of hard-won liquid gold!

        • benr June 21, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

          I had a co-worker that sat down and did the math to figure out exactly how many light bulbs he needed to buy to last the rest of his life.
          He then went out and bought them before the light bulb ban went into effect.
          He hates LED lights and fluorescent lights with a purple passion.

    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      The LED lights I buy state on the package that they will last up to 21 years. They don’t even give me 6 months. Bring back the flourescent bulbs. I have some of those that have lasted a decade.

    • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 8:58 pm #

      “I have something I want to post and I’ve been looking for a way to tie it in to todays article, in order to stay on topic.”

      You are too considerate Beryl. Most of the rest of us never give a first – let alone second – thought to straying off topic.

      But yes, what you said. The crapification of everything. It’s a feature, not a bug. Part of the eat shit and beg for more strategy.

      And those LED headlights…

      Some (otherwise) dark night, some dumbfuck half a mile up the road coming toward me is gonna exclaim, “Is that a baseball bat sticking out that car’s driver’s side window?” (‘Cause he can see that far ahead, while I’m driving by braille.) And when, swearing, he slams on his brakes, I’ll get out of my car and smash the other headlight.

      • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2024 at 10:29 pm #

        I love you, Bird.

        • Blackbird June 22, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

          You’re so easily swept off your feet Ronald. What is Miss Starlight to make of your panamourism?

          • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2024 at 10:52 pm #

            Dreamy’s secure in my affections for her, knowing my heart belongs only to her. So much so, and so sweet and caring is she, that she understands the occasional man-crush.

            I did have to promise her though, that when you and I get to Gitmo, which in all likelihood we will, if cellmates, we must stay in our own bunks at all times. Of course I’m OK with that.

            If not cellmates, we can pass notes. She’s not the jealous type.

  20. Paula D June 21, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

    Does Taiwan host trannies to show their subservience to their US masters?
    Or does the US support Taiwan independence because of their commitment to perversion.

    Inquiring minds want to know. (YT first told me they removed this video, then it turned back up.)

    youtube.com/watch?v=I9PK3w4jB5Q

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    • TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 6:04 pm #

      Surely you realize that it is just virtual signaling acceptance of the 2030 Agenda.

  21. Jarek June 21, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

    Michael Mon: Callsign BIG HONEY 6 e
    @Michael_Yon
    Only feminists on dope thought it was a great idea to push and pull
    women into Ranger training, infantry units, and other ground combat
    units. And not smart enough to see this leads to drafting women.
    I’ve been in a lot of actual combat with women not just war zones but
    actual firefights and bombings. Courage is not the problem. One
    problem is hardcore ground combat is often extremely difficult even for
    the most fit, toughest men out there. Hand-to-hand combat is still
    common, by the way.
    While in combat, I’ve never seen women were anxious to close with and
    kill the enemy. But rest assured we face many enemies who are anxious
    to close with and kill Americans.

    Jarek: This will be in recruitment propaganda in Muslim countries. Hand to hand combat? Great way to meet American women.

    Not enough women in China btw. Lots of bored young men. They might be interested too.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

      It seems to me the people who have been in charge when this kind of thing was being promoted were always men.

      Did “feminists” have a say, and I missed it?

      The proposal to include women is most likely a smokescreen, part of a psyop, meant to get people talking about the wrong thing.

      It worked.

      • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

        Yeah you missed it. Once Navy Seals began to foolishly talk about their service, Women began to scream about becoming Navy Seals.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 12:34 am #

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYGMNzFLvC0

        • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

          So Jarek, who were these screaming women who could force the US military to change policy with only the sound of their voices?

          I’m thinking maybe we could put them to good use against Biden border policy or something.

        • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

          They’re feminists. Like you, but without the hypocrisy of wanting equal rights but not equal responsibilities, perhaps.

      • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 7:45 pm #

        Yes, what people should be talking about is the inclusion of all “residents” of the US ages 18-26.

        They aren’t talking about foreign students there.

        But most people just ignore that, and either argue about the women, or whether Americans will comply.

        Americans don’t have to comply. They have 8 million immigrants to pick from.

  22. socialisthater June 21, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

    Socialism is a schizophrenic seductress. Its first job is to seduce the stupid, the lazy, the criminal, the unproductive, and the weak to vote the Socialist regime into power. As it does so, Socialism must also persecute, impoverish, imprison, and–if necessary–kill the productive, law-abiding, working people who oppose it. Once in power, the Socialist regime must then finish killing off its productive opposition.

    But, then, Socialism faces its schizophrenic conundrum–its regime now governs a population that is largely, lazy, criminal, stupid, unproductive and weak, with few productive “subjects” left around to support that largely useless population. So, the Socialist regime must begrudgingly–and often unsuccessfully–attempt to build some nature of top-down meritocracy to rebuild some semblance of productivity to its moribund economy and society. In the meantime, the Socialist regime has no way to sustain its population at even a subsistence level, so it must start, in earnest, thinning its non-productive herd, usually employing genocide and starvation to accomplish the task (and, of course, abortion and sterilization to make sure that there are few new mouths to feed).

    The U.S., in 2024, is well along in the steps to become a Socialist dictatorship with the Democrat elite in charge. If the Democrats win in 2024, the U.S. will be a full-blown murderous Socialist dictatorship within 2 years or less. Rich or poor, a vote for Democrats in 2024 is voting for misery and early death. Count on it.

    • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

      Socialism does not work (for most people). Unfettered capitalism also does not work (for most people), as it degenerates into a concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few, at the expense of many.

      IMO, the biggest difference between the “isms” is who runs things, who is in charge.

      What might have worked is a “moral population” (John Adams) in which the people AND various institutions (State and local governments, business, labor, academe, judiciary; executive/legislative/judicial at federal level, with minimum Federal interference in state/local) all protected THEIR powers from encroachment by other entities.

      Or, alternatively, a libertarian, capitalist system with moral, charitable actors. Since capitalism is generally predicated on the ruthless pursuit of profits (which generally requires that some good or service of value be provided, certainly early on), the moral actors get squeezed out. The temptation, the love of money, is too strong. If one can make more money by shortchanging people in a way they are unlikely to notice, one will probably do that.

      What’s happened over the past 40-50 years in the US is that the mixed economy of the 1930s thru the 1950s/early 1960s has gradually changed into a form of “cartel capitalism”, where certainly by the 1980s and beyond, the very wealthy and powerful capitalists managed to control the government apparatus and create an environment that protected and enhanced their profits at the expense of society at large. They own both flavors of Republicrat.

      (They always did, but from 1890 to about the 1960s, the government did enact legislation that protected workers and contributed to the creation of a middle class, even as corporations made profits, and Wall Street ultimately cemented control in 1913 via the Federal Reserve, Income Tax, and fiat currency during that time)

      In the US, some great examples of that are the financial “industry”, the military contractors, the health care “industry”.

      I agree, the Democrats are bad news for sure. VERY early death as you say.

      Unfortunately, the Republicans are not much better. Early death…

      The Republican peddle fake capitalism to middle America, which is an elaborate construct around the main motivator for the GOP–low or no income taxes and inheritance taxes for the very wealthy.

      “Because in America, anyone can grow up to be a multi-millionaire like Vivek Ramaswamy, and therefore we should cut taxes to stimulate wealth creation”. How clever.

      Just some random thoughts on a hazy day.

      • TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

        So, what is the answer? We just have to learn to live with the cycles?

        Can politicians be replaced with moral AI?

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

        Unfettered Capitalism, if truly unfettered, will work. It is the concentration of economic power into the hands of a few, crony capitalism, promoted by government regulation and taxation that turns crony capitalism into socialism. when the government and the financial and corporate identities become indistinguishable that socialism occurs.

        Government will NEVER be the solution, as it is the problem.

        Paraphrased from R. Reagan.

        • Socrates-Detroit June 22, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

          Unfettered capitalism works very well for the rich and powerful, who are typically Godless and greedy.

          The things many people take for granted, like a cleaner air and water, reasonably safe working conditions, a 40-hour work week, reasonably safe consumer products, all of these were fought tooth and nail by big business and big capital.

          With unfettered capitalism, pure laissez-faire, they would not have happened.

          The founding fathers knew human nature, that’s why they had checks and balances.

          Even so, the US was founded at the dawn of the industrial age, when mankind did not have experience with private enterprises that needed huge amounts of capital.

          What happened is that government OVERDID it in several regards, and became part of the problem, in the 1970s and 1980s.

          What has happened since is that the “capitalists” have done the next best thing (for THEM) to pure laissez-faire; they have successfully used lobbyist and mass media to get government to push legislation that helps them make and keep more money than they did before.

        • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

          People died getting us the 40 hr week and paid vacations. But he’ll never admit that because, Capitalism good, Unions (Socialism) bad. He’s a simple fuck.

          Some years ago during a major mining disaster with people still trapped underground, one of the executives mused: The quality of the workers has been going down for years. We should replace them with immigrants.

          If illegal, all the better, right buddy?

        • TPTB-USA June 23, 2024 at 8:44 am #

          Isn’t the success of Unfettered Capitalism predicated upon the human nature elements of greed and fear, which ultimately leads to it’s demise as more and more people game the system?

          And isn’t the success of socialism predicated on neutering those human nature elements, with the ultimate goal of eliminating them altogether?

      • TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 7:55 pm #

        So how does the 2030 Agenda stack up in relation to all the options?

    • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

      To paraphrase Churchill, Capitalism is the worst economic system, except for all the others.

      • Socrates-Detroit June 22, 2024 at 12:08 pm #

        I’ll buy that.

        • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

          Don’t buy that. Even your own paradigm of a mixed Capitalist/Socialist system is better than that.

  23. Ron Anselmo June 21, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

    “And he might throw in the regime’s lust to suppress free speech and truth itself — as in the Hunter Biden laptop monkey-business and hiding the facts around the Covid-19 fiasco.” ~ JHK

    A million thanks Jim, for keeping the criminal mass murder of the Covid “vaccines” alive. Maybe this time we actually will never forget. I for one won’t, and I hope everyone who has lost family and friends – read almost everyone – will do the same.

    Ed Dowd, in his latest edition of Cause Unknown, provides indisputable data, that shows we lost 60,000 millennials, from February 2021 to March 2022 – a little over a year. The same number of young lives we lost in Vietnam over 12 years.

    With a known mortality rate of 0.26% – let’s call it 0.30%, or 3 in 1,000, to make the math simple. If no millennials had been “vaccinated”, 3 x 60, or 180, would have died from whatever “Covid” was or is (a lab-created bioweapon of some sort).

    So, somewhere on the order of 59,820 of our young were murdered. Sobering a little, when you think about it.

    They will pay, with God as my witness, they will pay.

    • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

      Ron –
      I saw today that a state’s attorney general (?) is suing one of the pharmaceutical companies over the vaccine injuries. They have a strong legal immunity shield, but not against fraud. Let’s hope.

      • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2024 at 1:39 am #

        ezinmn – it’s a step in the right direction but plays out like this.

        A legal war of attrition. The State AG, whom taxpayer’s fund, up against Big Pharma’s big guns.

        It goes on for years. Finally Big Pharma concedes, is convicted of the reduced civil charges and fined a billion dollars.

        Big Pharma strokes a check for a billion, and charges it off to the “cost of doing business” line item in their budget.

    • stelmosfire June 21, 2024 at 7:22 pm #

      Ron, there are 72,000,000 millennials in the USA. If a third of them caught Covid ( or whatever) that would be 24 million people infected. If .30% of them died ( highly doubtful) that would be 72,000 deaths from the disease itself. In an average year in the age group 35-44 the death rate is around 200/ 100,000 people. So 72,000,000 would be 144,000 all cause deaths per year in that age group . This whole Covid scam was a big numbers game.Statistics are worse than damn lies. The death tickers on the news channels were nothing but terror weapons.

      • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:54 am #

        Right: terror weapons on the American people deployed by the American government via American MSM and American social media.

        Lahaina 8/8. Lest we forget.

      • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2024 at 2:01 am #

        SEF – coincidentally, after the “vaccines” were rolled out, there was a YoY quarter, where group-insured all cause deaths were up 40%. A 10% increase would represent a 200-year event. During this same time period, millennial all cause deaths were up 84%.

        The five-year average of disabled, unable to work, clicks at about 29-30 million. After “vaccine” roll out – about 33 million. So, roughly 3.5 million exited the work force – disabled, unable to work. Anyone seen anything about staff shortages? Anyone?

        Something happened in 2021. Let me see, what could that be? These motherfuckers need to pay, and I don’t mean a civil fine or prison time.

    • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 9:09 pm #

      And, speaking of the Hunter Biden laptop, all that Hunter’s guilty verdict will do is sweep all his other crimes – and their connection to the Big Guy – under the carpet.

      The “media” and the ~40% of the Pavlovian-trained population will say, “See, the justice system really is impartial! Hunter made some mistakes while suffering from addiction, and Trump is a 34-count felon!”

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:09 pm #

        I believe his tax evasion trial is still coming.

  24. Dr. Coyote June 21, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

    “Captain Queeg meets Mr. Magoo”

    Astute analysis can be found in many places (including here), but it’s these little gems, Jim, that keep me coming back for more.

  25. Roundball Shaman June 21, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

    “Now that the gunplay and colorful flash-mobbery of Juneteenth has concluded…”

    Truth is, Juneteenth will never end. Every day now in ‘The Indispensable Nation’ is Juneteenth. Every month is A-American History Month.

    This Country will never get over this race thing because too many people are now too well-vested in it and are achieving great power and acquiring financial and social capital from it. There is much hay to made today out of misplaced and undeserved White Guilt for some things most-to-all Whites today had absolutely nothing to do with.

    But don’t let the facts about a false narrative stand in the way of a great tale.

    It was dead wrong – and it remains dead wrong – for a race (ANY race) to be oppressed. But now, it is yet another race that is actively being oppressed for a dark agenda by The Hidden to de-power and confuse and steal identity from that newly-oppressed race so that World society can be radially restructured to benefit anyone but We the People.

    ‘Race’ is now just as much America’s central Civil Religion as is Wokeism. And of course, there is a direct connection and wide river running between the two.

    Television and media in general has now become little but a sea of faces in various darker tones. Same with new hires in the business world. Dr. King and all that, “Content of your Character” stuff? That has gone from being a great foundational plank of any sound and healthy society to now a cynical joke.

    No one cares on the State Media landscape about that ‘character stuff’ (of course, They never did). It’s all about the Color of one’s body covering (for agenda) and little to nothing about the true spiritual nature of what’s inside that covering.

    Shame only works if one deserves this shame and believes in having done something shameful. While we all do wrong things and bear various levels of deserved shame… what is going today is Shame In Action from the top down and infecting of all society below.

    All persons should be judged as individuals. All persons should be treated with dignity and as individuals. The skin tone of one’s body covering should mean absolutely nothing. But this is not the case in today’s World. Your skin tone is everything. It is Who you are. It is What you are. It will determine your future destiny in Wokeland. It will determine your children’s future – and all those who will follow.

    Every Nation needs a foundational narrative that holds it together. For the Indispensable Nation… that narrative is Race – Race – Race.

    There was a brief period where we might have finally put this behind us. After the death of the Kennedys and Dr. King there was a chance for true healing and reconciliation.

    But Johnson came along… then Tricky Dick… then Reagan… then the Arkansas Mob… and then our last chance with The First ‘Black’ President. None of them were healers. Dividers all. And that last guy turned out to be the biggest phony of them all.

    Any person – any Society – can get over and heal and move on from anything it wants to. America clearly doesn’t want to. Individuals certainly do… but not the Hidden Hand that loves this kind of social dysfunction and antagonism.

    So sorry, Dr. King. You had the right idea. You still do.

    Too bad America didn’t want to listen.

    “A Door Closes, A Window Opens”

    And America keeps shutting the Window, too.

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    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

      Humans have no generational memory. As such the lessons learned by our forebearers are forgotten and must be re-learned. The hard way.

      I try to view people inwardly rather than outwardly. But it’s getting hard as a white hetero sexual christian male. The few times I do turn on the television I am quick to notice that there many bi-racial couples, many black people, but rarely do I see a white male.

      We are being eliminated as a race by something very sinister and evil.

      I do not believe all men are created equal. There is a clear and stark difference between the races and how they behave.

      I do believe that all men have equal opportunity to make more of themselves than what they are. Ironically, some races choose to remain stuck as they are and refuse to improve. Only one race that I know of has made the effort to not only improve itself but to improve the conditions of the rest of the world and that race is being systematically wiped out by its own people.

    • Roundball Shaman June 21, 2024 at 4:52 pm #

      Cankerpuss: “Humans have no generational memory… I am quick to notice that there many bi-racial couples, many black people, but rarely do I see a white male. We are being eliminated as a race by something very sinister and evil.”

      There are millions of people today who still yet do have generational memory of why races are what they are today and what some races have achieved in history while others have not matched that level.

      And these millions of people will one day (fairly soon) be gone. And what will be left is their children and grandchildren. And these young people are taught today to feel guilty for the color of their skin and for sins they did not commit. While young people of another race will grow up with an undeserved sense of entitlement and arrogance. (All one has to do is look at the current psychological-spiritual-social-racial-sexual orientation drama being played out in the WNBA to see one example).

      But the White guilt will be alive and well. It will be the foundation of the New American Woke Order. And that guilt will be the foundation of the new White Woke establishment belief system… and will be taught to their children and beyond.

      Thus, the over-arching generational memory of today is cleansed – erased – distorted – perverted – and Society goes on and will bear bad fruits from the planting of bad seeds from bad ideas with bad intent and distorted narratives in poisoned mental and spiritual ground.

      Just as was intended by those who planted those bad seeds in the first place.

    • ezinmn June 21, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

      Well said Roundball Shaman. There was an article in the WSJ yesterday or today about the decline in companies using DEI phrases in their recruitment process. The pendulum may be swinging towards a new normal.

    • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 7:32 pm #

      Jefferson wanted them sent out of America, beyond all danger of mixture. That was the answer but the sinister commercial forces were already too strong. Besides cheap labor, they no doubt sensed that Blacks would someday be “useful”.

      King was a vicious anti-White communist who took people like you in with the pacifism tactic. It was just a tactic, ok? Communists have no problem with violence.

      • benr June 21, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

        Fascists tend to trend toward violence as well.
        Why are you such a pussycat Jarek?

  26. RocketDoc June 21, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

    Internationalism has been very good to me and my peer group but it will not be the future we envisioned while pursuing it in the 1970s. We thought a nice, safe “structure” of international interdependencies would ensure peace. Well, as JHK often points out, the future is local and the nationalists are bent out of shape as the super elite take charge.
    Nationalism is rising but doesn’t work either. It feels like a recipe for war. Can people even get their head around being poorer and living local? Clearly not. There’s a renewable energy fantasy. A return to God fantasy of putting 10 commandments in the classroom and returning to the 1950s.
    Our political choice is consent to internationalism and keep “Order”. Return to Nationalism and fight as usual. Or devolve to local and eliminate what we thought we had being modern.
    If voting could help in any way it would be worth doing but alas there are NO options there.
    I can fix the Israeli-Palestine problem. 20 years ago I calculated it would cost $250 billion to purchase a comparable amount of arable land in Ala/Miss with a port in Pascagoula to re-locate Israel. That of course is not really an option. It’s fanciful. Zionism must have Jerusalem. But the solution is straightforward: Return Israel to ’67 borders and kill the hell out of any Arab that breaks the peace. Enforce it internationally. Hope for peace in 50 years. Otherwise let’s keep watching the genocide.
    I have a dream. Somehow taking nuclear war off the table. We rely on it being unthinkable but there are plenty of players that think there is something in it for them.
    I have returned from what I envision is my last European trip. I’m old and I’ve seen it. As a former hockey player, I am hoping for a mighty stick save for the whole European project.

    • TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 5:09 pm #

      There just don’t look to be any good options, and the best we can do is to buckle up.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

      Genocide in the Middle East is a two way street. it will never end.

      • OG June 21, 2024 at 7:32 pm #

        You are very honest, JAZ. Most Zionists deny that genocide is genocide while you just come right out and say it.

        ***
        God-ordained genocide?
        – JAZ

        • benr June 21, 2024 at 8:30 pm #

          No one is arguing that groups like Hamas, Hezbollah and most Muslims are not in the business of genocide.
          They straight up say it and pull no punches.
          Conversion, dhimmi status, demographic shifts, or death this pattern has been happening since Mad Mo started seeing golden pens in his cave.
          I believe Israel is busy with ethnic cleansing which can be violent and often uses fear to drive the unwanted out of areas while their former living areas are turned to rubble.

          • Jarek June 21, 2024 at 10:36 pm #

            Which are you, Muslim or Jew? Neither? Ok, you need your head examined then, along with millions of other “Americans” (who won’t take their own side). We ARE at war – on our southern border. But Americans are going to be shipped thousands of miles away to one of three other fronts while the homeland is invaded. Madness.

          • benr June 22, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

            @jarek

            First the Saturday people then the Sunday people.
            While they are murdering the Saturday people, I am sure they will gladly toss the LGBTQ+++ people off the nearest building for good measure.

            Better Israel than Lavant, persian empire, or the ottoman empire rebooted.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:21 pm #

          Yes, God-ordained genocide.

          Who exactly do you think the legions of God that will destroy the evil parts of humanity in Revelation are going to be. If wiping out half of an eight billion human planet is not a form of genocide, what is?

          God is not a benevolent entity willing to put up with human bullshit for very long, never has, never will. Look at what is told Moses and Joshua to do when the Hebrews finally invaded Canaan, He told them to kill every one of the native peoples so that the purity of the Mosaic peoples would have no other gods in front of Him.

          That is God-ordained genocide OG. Right out of the Bible. Your idea of a benevolent God does not exist. He wants humans to be moral, benevolent beings in His mold as told by Jesus. If not, you will be eliminated from creation, the ultimate ending. It is not punishment, it is just elimination of the human element that is not in agreement with what God ordains.

          • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:14 am #

            First off, I have never said ANYTHING about “a benevolent God.” That’s a pure strawman.

            Secondly, we agree, JAZ. I say that Israel is guilty of genocide and you say that Israel is guilty of genocide. We agree. Your argument is not with me. It is benr, Heckler, King of Fellatio, etc. who disagree with you on this very important topic. They’re the ones who disagree and claim that tens of thousands dead and millions facing homelessness and starvation is not genocide.

            ***
            You do seem to mix up Jesus’ instruction to “turn the other cheek” and God’s wrath. The former is God’s instruction to us mere mortals while the latter is God’s domain.

            ***
            It’s great to have you back, JAZ. We don’t always agree but we always do share lively debate.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:48 am #

            Turn the other cheek is for us not God. God has no intention to turn the other cheek. Turn the other cheek is anti-violence. God is not violent, He does not have to be. “Do your job” as a human, you are raptured into Heaven to be with God, be “anti-Christ”, poof you are gone. No violence needed. He who created everything has no problem just eliminating everything that displeases Him.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:53 am #

            Also,is Israel guilty of genocide in the eyes of God?

            I do not believe you know the answer to that, and I surely do not.

            Is God just again telling the Hebrews to drive out and kill all the Canaanites (Palestinians) in the promised land?

            I would say, walk and talk softly until we know that answer.

          • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 9:19 am #

            OG writes:

            “They’re the ones who disagree and claim that tens of thousands dead and millions facing homelessness and starvation is not genocide.”

            If this ridiculous sandbox squabble in the mid east turns into global thermonuclear war and ultimately kills, say, 3 or 4 billion people from starvation and disease, what do we call that? Genocide? Mass murder? Suicidal stupidity?

            My guess is that when the great creator God – the almighty Garblock – checks in here after a nuclear war – He will say to Himself, “how in the hell did these primitive morons get their hands on nuclear weapons?”

            “Who did this?”

          • benr June 22, 2024 at 4:28 pm #

            @all

            Guess what there is evidence that we have annihilated ourselves before using nukes.

            Researchers find proof of ancient ‘atomic war’ a great many years prior

            Did our old precursors have very trend-setting innovation matching the atomic abilities of today? There is proof from remnants in India supporting that guarantee. There are additionally antiquated fantasies, which depict scenes coordinating our cutting edge comprehension of nuclear fighting.

            Writings from a great many years prior appear to contain what could be deciphered as precise portrayals of atomic blasts, practically identical to the one in Nagasaki in World War II.

            Take the incomparable Sanskrit epic from India called the Mahabharata. It recounts fate and devastation, with entries that appear to precisely portray the impacts and repercussions of an atomic war.

            Enormous blasts “more brilliant than a thousand suns” were recorded, just as cadavers consumed to the point that they were unrecognizable. There were likewise numerous different sections fitting the cutting edge portrayal of an atomic assault.

            As indicated by this legend, the individuals who endure the disaster lost their hair and fingernails a short time later, while nourishment supplies were polluted—this all matches our comprehension of the impacts of radiation harming and radioactive defilement in the fallout of a nuclear blast.

            It remains as a probability to certain researchers (who are now and again disparaged) that human advancements could have existed far back ever, which were similarly as cutting edge (if not further developed) than our progress today. A portion of those researchers has presented proof to help this case.

            In the territory of Rajasthan in northwestern India, a layer of exceptionally radioactive cinder was found close Jodhpur, which was sufficient to warrant an examination. Afterward, the old remnants of Harappa toward the north and Mohenjo-Daro toward the west were uncovered in Pakistan, where proof of an atomic blast going back a great many years prior was found.

            Mohenjo-Daro was worked around 2500 BC and was rediscovered during the 1920s. The site experienced noteworthy unearthings from that point forward.

            At the point when the exhuming achieved road level, 44 skeletons were found dissipated all through the city, spread in the city, proposing that they had endured an unexpected and rough passing.

            Certain zones of the site additionally indicated expanded dimensions of radioactivity.

            English Indian analyst David Davenport observed proof of what gave off an impression of being the impact epicenter: a 50-yard sweep at the site, where all articles were found to have been intertwined and glassified—rocks had been dissolved by temperatures of around 1500 degrees C and transformed into a glass-like substance.

            In his book “Conundrums of Ancient History,” A. Gorbovsky says that no less than one skeleton found at the site contained in excess of multiple times the dimension of radiation that it ought to have had, and a huge number of “dark stones,” which were once mud vessels, were discovered combined because of extraordinary warmth.

            Davenport additionally clarified that what was found at Mohenjo-Daro emulates precisely the impacts of the fallout that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki amid the twentieth century.

            All things considered, different researchers have refuted these discoveries with proof recommending that the bodies found at Mohenjo-Daro were entire of a mass grave of the sloppiest, most contemptuous kind.

            Some have noticed that the straightforward mud-block structures ought to have effectively been obliterated by an atomic impact, while a portion of those structures stayed remaining at tallness of 15 feet.

            However, there is by all accounts enough proof for us to contemplate: could there be more to our mankind’s history than we once thought? What could have caused this radioactivity? Could there have been people a great many years back who had atomic abilities?

          • Roundball Shaman June 23, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

            benr: “there is evidence that we have annihilated ourselves before using nukes.”

            And what does THAT demonstrate? That the bulk of the human family is dumber than rocks and refuses to tame its negative natures. At least the so-called Leaders of humanity remain some of the dumbest among us and doom us to this fate/

            ‘Dumbest Among Us’ would make one hell of a good song title and subject. The soundtrack of Earth’s Leaders.

            “Writings from a great many years prior appear to contain what could be deciphered as precise portrayals of atomic blasts…”.

            So, humans on this Planet annihilate themselves. Then over the centuries they build themselves up again – only to wipe themselves out another time. Cycles of mass death and massive stupidity.

            “Could there have been people a great many years back who had atomic abilities?”

            Yes. The record of history is clear even though much has been done to try to erase that knowledge.

            Humans not only don’t learn from history… most of humanity doesn’t even know that history. And many don’t care too.

            But don’t worry. Once we are again wiped out by today’s clueless leaders… humans will come back again and build everything back up again.

            And THEN…

          • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

            Ditto Sodom and Gomorrah. Is “God” a group of righteous Aryan Aliens trying to keep us on the straight and narrow? Fighting against another group of aliens who look like reptiles?

  27. SWISStoons June 21, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

    I believe that this debate, and the act of Obama ostentatiously leading Biden like a child from the stage, knowing full well cameras were rolling, is part of an Obama-orchestrated plan to swap out old Joe and pin the last 3 1/2 years on him, alone. “We’re the Democratic Party! WE didn’t do it. This poor demented old man did it, and we’ve come to FIX it!” Joe’s served his purpose (10 million new Democrat voters!), and now he can be conveniently tossed away. I bet Susan Rice knocks the Aricept and Red Bull out of Jill’s hand just before showtime on 27 June.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

      They’ll Build Back what Joe broke. Better.

    • TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

      The plan is to have Joe Biden take all the toxic demolition, to provide their “Build Back Better” administration with a clean slate.

      I hope Trump focuses on placing the blame on “Joe Biden”, and not Joe Biden.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

        Trump has to destroy the concocted felony conviction by examples of the Lawfare baloney. He needs to attack Biden on every negative aspect of the last four years, just about every aspect of the Deep State takeover,

        Without appearing to berate “poor ol’ Joe”. You attack the Democratic structure, not Joe.

        Be magnanimous, attack the issues, fend off the DOJ bullshit, ignore the really nasty direct personal attacks, and defend the MAGA followers.

        turn the personal attacks on himself into benevolent attacks on Joe and the Mob.

        BTW, saw an ad for Joe tonight. Over and over, first in Spanish, then English, then Spanish, then English. The same bullshit about hoe Joe has rescued us from the MAGA evil. Part of it said that climate change will kill 40% of the population unless Joe’s climate agenda is expanded by creating lots of high paying climate jobs, utter crap.

        • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:23 am #

          How stupid do you have to be to believe that the policy for 4% of the earth’s population will benevolently affect the global climate?

          Americans have their heads so far up their asses that they can see daylight.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 12:29 am #

            Unfortunately, I have to agree on your assessment.

            All the “smart” failures from said populations end up as politicians. Does that explain anything?

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:55 am #

            Hey, OG, John Kerry and Al Gore say that if we fix America, the world will get cooler, right? Who are we to doubt the words of such illustrious gentlemen that are such experts?

          • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 9:09 am #

            But……but…..benr claims we’re the smartest and best nation on the planet and should be the bosses of this place. We’re supposed to be the ones showing everyone else how to live. If they don’t believe and act according to our instructions then it’s time to drop bombs and missiles on ’em!

          • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 9:39 am #

            JohnAZ wrote:

            “All the “smart” failures from said populations end up as politicians. Does that explain anything?”

            It explains something very basic and simple. It’s so simple that very few Americans can understand it. In a real monarchy where state management positions don’t arrive via votes – it doesn’t matter what the “smart failures” do. They don’t matter because that special place where the levers and mechanisms of state power are exercised is locked away from the general public. The only people having access to power are those of blue blood heritage who inherited that access.

            In such a world and such a society “politicians” have little or no importance because positions aren’t voted for, they are appointed by a royal. This system is thought to be unfair and that *everybody* should have a chance at being king. And that includes demented geriatrics like Mr. Sniffy who walks about like a robot. People like him and Billary Clinton deserve their fair shake at being Queen for a Day. Right?

          • benr June 22, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

            @groundhog

            Look at the enormous strawman lil piggy dropped.
            You don’t know shit from Shinola.

  28. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

    Besides “Saving our Democracy” Dems will be running on the issue of Abortion, also, Trans Rights.

    The biggest, best funded Juneteenth celebrations in Ct occurred in the Whitest towns. In our major cities, the holiday seemed a little low key. A major concern in Hartford, Bridgeport & New Haven is the outbreak of mayhem & gang warfare like what occurred in Oakland, Cal. Why risk it? especially on such a hot day. But in the suburban towns Ivy league women were out in force, putting their ‘nonracist’ bona fides on display. A town north of here brought in an African Dance troup. There were drummers and local women wearing leopardskin print dresses … they went all out.

    One thing going on right now across the country is American women and girls being raped and murdered by Biden’s ‘Newcomers’. That definitely should be an issue in this years election..

  29. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

    I’ve been doinga lot of opening and closing doors and windows the last few days and I’m sick of it.

    It’s very hot and I don’t have AC and also if there’s a storm you need to open some windows that were closed against the heat of the day, but also run around closing windows where the rain might get in.

    Better to have centralACand go sit on the porch for some fresh air.

    I think it rained enough that I don’t have to carry water for some outdoor plants.

    I have faucets outside but I haven’t turned them on yet because reasons.

    • Cankerpuss June 21, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

      ??????

      • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

        Just riffing on the title of the piece, CP.

        I’d just been whining about opening and closing doors and windows is all I do, and then I see that title.

    • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

      It’s horribly hot here, also, but we now have AC.

      We didn’t used to have it, but in 2012 we went through 10 days of over 100 degree heat everyday. It didn’t cool off enough at night (it’s humid here) to cool off the house, so every day we started at a higher temp.

      We got geothermal after that, and it’s really nice. The electric bill is low because it uses the coolness of the earth as a starting point. It’s lower in the summer than it is in the winter, because I use the oven in the winter.

      All my animals are outside in the sweltering heat, and there is no end in sight for at least 10 days. It isn’t over 100, but it’s over 90, with no rain in sight, either.

      My dogs won’t come in. They are the only animals I let in the house, but they’d rather stay under the porch. Go figure. They got no sense.

      I hate the summer.

      • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 3:54 pm #

        Oh, and the farmer next door dumped raw sewage on the field. It stinks to high heaven, and there’s no rain to wash the stench away.

        So we didn’t open the windows the first night because of that also.

        • Yirgach June 21, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

          Yeah, living next to a farm in the summer can be a problem if you aren’t used to the odor of fresh manure.

          At least you can afford air conditioning…

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 7:49 pm #

            It isn’t manure. It is human sewage.

          • stelmosfire June 21, 2024 at 7:56 pm #

            Paula, That’s not shit. It’s been renamed “biosolids”. See, now it smells better.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

            You’re right, Saint. Except it was in liquid form.

            Two things I never had, or needed, in California, that I love now, are air conditioning and a power lawn mower.

          • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 9:01 pm #

            The interesting thing is that that farmer has been using Roundup GMO since it was OK’d by the Monsanto lawyer head of FDA, under Clinton.

            This year, he went out and sprayed and planted, just like always. The field has been completely dead for years, with no new weeds coming up, but he sprays anyway.
            It’s probably in the contract.
            In 2012 when we had that horrible heat wave, it killed all the corn, which was already about 4 feet high. It was eerie to see miles and miles of dead corn. But they went out with harvesters in the fall, and pretended like they were harvesting. I asked a farmer why, and he said that the insurance wouldn’t pay unless they went through the motions and reported crop loss. What a waste of diesel.

            Anyway, last year the crop was sparse, but this year I only saw one corn seedling in the entire field.

            It took 28 years, but I think he killed the soil completely.

            No one spreads manure, or biosolids, in the summer, it would kill the plants.
            But apparently he figured that dumping sewage onto dead soil will make it magically regenerate.

            I’m doubting it. He needs Nicole Shanahan to set him straight.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

            Paula, my dad had a victory garden, forever, in his back yard. He used cow manure for organic supplement. One year he put fresh manure into the garden which was too “hot” and killed the entire thing. The garden got sodded over that year.

            i think you are right, soil can be ruined by overuse draining its nutrients, the South lost a lot of its cotton capability because of soil overuse.

            The added manure you mentioned may help out after curing for a year or two after being bladed in to the native soil. Manure needs aging.

          • Yirgach June 22, 2024 at 8:28 am #

            Most of the farmers around here spread their rotted cow manure in the spring, the fields turn bright green by May, they get their first hay cutting in July.

            Too bad your neighbor doesn’t use a methane digester and at least get some electricity out of it…

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            Who knows what else is in that sewage? Might be something else that killed that soil.

            Humans use their toilets as toxic waste dumps. There are even chemicals you can buy to deliberately poison the water and turn it blue. But drugs, old and illegal, toxic chemicals, cigarette butts…I’ve seen people flush just about anything. Not to mention the drugs that most people take pushed by their doctors.

            I walked across that field one time a month or so after he spread sewage.
            There were plastic tampon applicators every couple of feet.
            It says right on the box “Do not flush”, but that field looked like somebody planted tampons. It reminded me of Jason and the Argonauts.

            Humans be stupid.

        • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:38 am #

          You’re right, JAZ. Here in Saskatchewan, in just a couple of generations, we’ve turned some of the very best soil on earth into nothing more than a sterile receptacle of Monsanto chemicals.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:41 am #

            Some time ago, I read a story about how man is like a virus, he moves over Gaia, exhausting resources then moving on to the next place, and exhausting resources and again and again.

            What is bringing on The End Times?

            We have run out of places to go to exhaust and the ones left behind are unusable.

            Unless Elon is right with Space-X.

            I wonder though, just how many resources are waiting on Mars for the virus.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            That is why regenerative agriculture is so important.

            How’s that saying go? All life on the surface of Earth depends on a few inches of topsoil, and the fact that it rains.

            Screw that up, the way we’ve done for the past 75 years, and watch the 6th Mass Extinction take place.

          • Yirgach June 22, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

            Yes, you could at humans like a virus or just look at us like any evolutionary animal in the food chain The two top priorities are food and reproduction. That kind of blinkered thinking is suicidal methodology. Not too healthy.

            Compared to the Earth, which is 70% ocean, the human race is like a flea on an elephant. There are literally unlimited resources available.

            What did you expect would happen when that animal evolved evolved with a cognizant brain? They will eventually reach for the stars.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

            You ever heard of the Balance of Nature?

            That is when animals eat everything available and breed like crazy.
            Then there are too many for the food available, and most die off.
            Then it starts all over. It doesn’t matter that most of the planet is water, the part that counts is the part that provides the food.

            Nature is not an endless font of goodies, just for humans to consume and keep breeding like rabbits.

            It gives new meaning to the term Fuck Around And Find Out.

          • Yirgach June 22, 2024 at 10:11 pm #

            It is very hard to screw up any natural processes up on this planet when you have such an insignificant effect.

            A little research on what is going on with the climate in terms of paleo history can put some perspective to the situation at hand.

            Do you know that we are currently in an ice age?
            It is a rare event which happens when both poles are ice covered. It’s only occurred 4 times since the beginning.

            The planet has been running just fine for the last 4 billion plus years with a self regulating climate. A few hundred thousand years of humans is not even noticeable.

            Relax and enjoy it.
            Nothing wrong with being clean about it either.

          • Paula D June 23, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

            I talk about humans destroying most of the topsoil and water to grow food, not to mention vacuuming the oceans to extinction, in order to reproduce like algae in a pond, and you talk about climate change???

            What part of the Balance of Nature do you not understand?

        • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:32 am #

          I suspect you are smelling your upper lip.
          Try showering once or twice a day.
          For Gods sake get some AC as well so you’re not such a miserable nasty little See you next Tuesday all the time.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

        Your dogs are using the coolness of the earth.

        For people who don’t want their dogs digging trenches in their lawns to stay cool, a sand pile dampened with a hose works better and is easier for them to dig in.

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

          Yes, I know why they do it, but air conditioning works better.
          They apparently disagree, though.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            Most dogs don’t like artificial HVAC, I find.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

            Add my dogs to your list.

  30. TPTB-USA June 21, 2024 at 4:52 pm #

    “What does this party have to run on besides the utterly empty, mendacious battle cry about saving our democracy?” ~ JHK

    It’s all part of the script.

    “Joe Biden” has had an award winning performance, basically served out his term, and essentially has destroyed the existing format for life. They need to stitch him a Zelenskyy 2.0 hat.

    So now the act needs to transition to the “Build Back Better” phase, with a new cast of characters.

    Over the last few weeks or so, the news has been focused on Joe Biden’s supposed moments of confusion, and instances where his cohorts have put on a show of leading him back to reality. Fox News has promoted this as a sign of his incompetence, where MSM makes a production about how the assessment and ridicule by the right is elder abuse.

    There was a recent scene where Joe was being inundated with questions form reporters, and after a stretch where he sat there smiling about all the chaos, he responds with a sentence of gibberish. This is a classic sign of someone with Broca’s Aphasia. People need to realize that this grifter knows what he is doing, he just has problems finding, and saying, the words he is thinking. This is an ideal scam to cover for all of the criminal activity he and his administration has engaged in over the years. MSM receives life support from the democrats, so they will not provide an objective assessment.

    My bet is that “Joe Biden” will set himself up for failure in the upcoming debate, and the take-away they hope for is to paint Trump and his supporters as uncaring individuals who would abuse elders, and give a hoot about “saving our democracy”. Given Trump’s temperament, I suspect it will be near impossible for him not to take the bait. And then, as yourself and many others have speculated, in walks Rodham.

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    • Blackbird June 21, 2024 at 9:21 pm #

      Regardless of Biden’s performance – of lack of – he will be regaled by the “media” as the winner of the “debate(s)”.

      • TPTB-USA June 22, 2024 at 8:36 am #

        My older sister held Chris Wallace in high regard for how he moderated the first debate.

        Trump asked some questions, which I was interested in hearing Joe’s reply, but Chris steered the discussion away.

        It was understandable that Trump did not realize how deep the swamp was, but at this point, if he does not realize that the debate is all about infecting the voting population with TDS, and/or activating TDS in those that have already been infected with it, then he doesn’t deserve to be president.

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

          I think that watching Trump be bullied by the moderators makes a lot of people support him more. The unfairness galls people with a sense of fairness.

          Some people don’t like bullies.

          • Blackbird June 22, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

            It’s all about divisiveness, for sure.

            I can imagine the Big Guy’s supporters saying, “It’s about time somebody put Trump in his place!”

            For both sides – but especially the left at the moment – the ends justify the means. If we have to destroy the principles this country was founded upon in order to “save” it, so be it.

  31. beantownbill. June 21, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

    We have no gas in our building. Everything – heat, a/c, hot water, dishwasher, stovetop, oven, washer, dryer, lights, tv, internet, computers – is electric. We just got this month’s utility bill, it is $70. I got cold with the a/c running. I’m still sleeping with an extra blanket, even though it’s been in the upper 90’s outside. Those with gas have been getting bills up to $4-600 per month.

    • stelmosfire June 21, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

      Bill, out of curiosity, what are you paying for a Kwh at your end of the state? I’m paying about 17.8 cents per Kwh.

      • beantownbill. June 21, 2024 at 11:20 pm #

        I don’t know offhand, but I’ll check my bill tomorrow and get back to you. I was watching a Chris Martenson video much of the night and I’m too tired to get the bill.

  32. BULLITT June 21, 2024 at 5:53 pm #

    So, while we worry about Joe Biden have you noticed that car dealerships across the nation have been shut down by a huge cyberattack. The hack may get into your personal finances and information. Dealerships are into day three of having difficulty doing sales, loans, and obtaining parts for service work.
    If you dealt with an auto dealership lately, they say keep an eye on your accounts and credit score!

    • stelmosfire June 22, 2024 at 9:54 am #

      CDK has agreed to pay the ransom. Tens of millions of dollars. The hackers are based in Eastern Europe. Ukraine perhaps? This will certainly encourage others. I would imagine the ransom would be paid electronically somehow. How would that work?

      usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2024/06/21/cdk-cyberattack-ransom-demands-report/74175607007/

  33. OG June 21, 2024 at 7:28 pm #

    The IDF admitted no such thing as Hamas couldn’t be defeated militarily.
    – Uncle Abraham

    IDF: Netanyahu’s Goal of Eliminating Hamas Is Unachievable

    The spokesman for the Israeli military explained that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s goal of eradicating Hamas is not achievable. The statement comes amid a growing rift between the Israeli leader and the military.

    In remarks to Israel’s Channel 13 News on Wednesday, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the military spokesperson, explained that the PM’s stated objective in Gaza is an insult to the Israeli people. “This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear – it’s simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public,” he said. “Hamas is an idea, Hamas is a party. It’s rooted in the hearts of the people – whoever thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong.”

    antiwar.com/2024/06/19/idf-netanyahus-goal-of-eliminating-hamas-is-unachievable/

    ***
    Uncle Abraham stands corrected. Yet again.

    • King of Comedy June 21, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

      That’s neither here nor there, FrontHole.

      I think there are other fish to fry for you bonobos. It seems the Nonentity of the North has gone and pissed of the Iranian Jihadis by designating the Revolutionary Hijab Police or whatever the fuck they are as a terrorist organization. If you can get a half-a-phag like Trudeau to call you a terrorist, I’d say you have lost the PR battle.

      That kinda puts you in a position similar to the white eunuchs with their BLM signs who still get jacked by one of the underserved. How will the Jihadis know you’re one of the good ones, a righteous fluffer of genocide ™ (sorry, collective punishment ™) and a defender of the wretched of the earth.

      I suppose it won’t be a whole lot different for you. You’ll be bending over and grabbing your ankles as usual, just this time for the Al Aqsa butt plug.

      • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:31 am #

        King Fellatio weighs in with yet still more of his never-ending homoerotic S&M fantasies.

        Everyone on CFN talks politics and economics and current affairs while King Head writes about homosexual sex acts.

        Very creepy indeed.

        • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:18 am #

          Here is some insight for you OG.

          Not that long ago being called a fag was one of the worst insults you could be called.
          Just above mother f’er, pifg f’er or child molester.

          In essence he is calling you a limp wristed girly man.

          Think about it in terms of not 2024 where the power structure has turned something considered weird and perverted into normal.

          These men deliberately forfeited the truth of God and accepted a lie, paying homage and giving service to the creature instead of to the Creator, who alone is worthy to be worshipped for ever and ever, amen. God therefore handed them over to disgraceful passions. Their women exchanged the normal practices of sexual intercourse for something which is abnormal and unnatural. Similarly the men, turning from natural intercourse with women, were swept into lustful passions for one another. Men with men performed these shameful horrors, receiving, of course, in their own personalities the consequences of sexual perversity.

          Thick skin and all I suspect he doesn’t like you very much.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 9:25 am #

            (Zaz bounces his Nerf penis on benr’s head a few times…)

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 9:22 am #

          It’s a known effect of being on online fora; making talk as generatively-controversial (for lack of a better term ATM) as possible.

          King of Comedy, whether they realize it or not, aren’t really laying down anything different.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:48 pm #

      I remember that a cabinet member in Israel just quit due to disagreeing with Bibi over the goal of the campaign. Would you really expect everyone in Israel’s military to sign up with or against Bibi.

      Bibi will continue the onslaught until he is removed from power or Hamas is destroyed, his goal. It is a waste of time to worry about it.

      • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:34 am #

        Huh? You admit that Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is committing genocide right now but it’s “a waste of time to worry about it”?

        It can’t be both, JAZ. Not on a civilized planet.

        • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:31 am #

          Hahahaha!

          You just explained a lot, you actually think you live on a civilized planet.

          In your dreams!

          And yes, I will lose zero sleep worrying about Israel.

        • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:25 am #

          His stated goal is to destroy Hamas.
          He is slowly doing just that but due to propaganda and terrible schooling the muslims now calling themselves Palestinians are teaching their children to hate.
          That service in killing Jews and destroying Israel gets them a key to heaven.
          Now where have we heard this bullshit before?

  34. benr June 21, 2024 at 8:35 pm #

    The Houthis are claiming yet again they sunk the USS Eisenhower.

    Haha

    Idiots!
    Taco Tuesday is still on followed by slider Wednesday, Saturday hotdogs and Sunday brunch.
    Bring on the steel beach picnics.

    The Eisenhower has an emotional service dog.

    US warship Houthis claimed to have sunk several times does ‘Taco Tuesdays’

    euronews.com/2024/06/17/us-warship-houthis-said-they-sunk-several-times-does-taco-tuesdays

    An information war online between the US Navy and Houthi rebels has put the USS Dwight D Eisenhower’s existence into question over the past few months. Its commanding officer, Captain Christopher “Chowdah” Hill, is more alive than ever on social media.

    The Houthis say it has been sunk several times in the past months. Its captain says they are eating cookies and tacos. So, what really happened to the USS Dwight D Eisenhower?

    The truth is, one of the oldest ships in the US Navy is still up and running, or afloat and sailing, despite the Yemeni rebels’ claims of having destroyed the carrier.

    In fact, its commanding officer, Captain Christopher “Chowdah” Hill, is more alive than ever on social media, trying to combat not only the war on the sea but also the war on misinformation.

    “I think it’s been about two or three times in the past six months we’ve allegedly been sunk, which we have not been,” Hill told AP during a recent visit to the carrier. “It is almost comical at this point. They’re attempting to maybe inspire themselves through misinformation, but it doesn’t work on us.”

    To combat false videos spread by pro-Russian and pro-Chinese social media accounts showing the carrier being hit, Captain Hill has been sharing light-hearted images of himself and his crew eating cookies and the local bakery onboard.

    I am surprised the commie cheerleader club on here has not been spewing this shit.

    • Land of the Banned June 21, 2024 at 8:54 pm #

      A Navy/MIC apologist. Who would have guessed?

      “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

      – Upton Sinclair –

      In benr’s case it’s apparently impossible.

      • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 12:17 am #

        “In benr’s case it’s apparently impossible.”

        Banned,
        Your comment is unacceptable. Someone gives you practically a first person account of a situation, and you have no position other than to attack the messenger as some craven toady beholding to a paycheck.

        Do better.

        • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:41 am #

          benr argues both for and against TPTB simultaneously, EF. That makes me think that Banned has a valid point.

          Do better, please.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 9:12 am #

            elysianfield’s an ex-cop by their own previous admission hereon.

            ‘Nuff said.

          • benr June 22, 2024 at 10:12 am #

            There are bad cops but most of them are decent people.
            Meanwhile the people who spew the kind of stupidity you just did are deserving of living in the ghettos to get a true understanding of just how bad it can be.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:56 am #

            Some people, when they get out of their specialized suits, function fine, whereas others can’t seem to undress from them.

            Nevertheless, humans aren’t social insects, so it may be that they are ultimately unfit, too complex, for specialized roles that civilization appears to require, hence, likely, collapse, baked-in.

            History, anyone?

          • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

            OG,
            Could you give me an example of this damned duplicitous duality? I have not seen it, or did not recognize it when seen.

            I am totally unaware of that which you reference.

          • elysianfield June 23, 2024 at 8:07 pm #

            “History, anyone?”

            Zaz,
            the likely collapse, were it to occur, would not provide a history to read, and yet, we do read history…functional at some level may be the best we can hope for (other than Utopia, of course).

      • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:37 am #

        So working is now considered bad?
        Sorry to disappoint you land of the moronic some of us don’t sit on the couch waiting for the welfare check like you and a few others on here.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:41 am #

          Paradoxically, perhaps, it’s real, ‘back-to-the-land’ work that may be what separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls and the drive-through-cofficionadoes from the ones who can make it themselves.

          That writ, unsure what some people seem to think they want is what they would want if they got it.

    • Paula D June 21, 2024 at 9:12 pm #

      I hadn’t heard that claim, so I tried looking it up.

      There were numerous “debunking” articles, of the sort that benr laps up and regurgitates, but the only article I could find that said that the Houthis made a claim about the Eisenhower was from May, when they said they launched a missile at it in response to the US and UK shelling Yemen and killing 16 people.

      They didn’t claim to sink it. I think that Fox and Friends are inventing claims in order to ”debunk” it, and the usual suspects swallow it whole.

      .aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/31/red-sea-tensions-yemens-houthis-attack-us-carrier-after-deadly-strikes

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:52 pm #

        IF the battleships get refitted, these little PIAs will be destroyed efficiently. Having a few Houthis getting 16 inch shells dropped on them may just catch their attention. The BBs may just have all those drones and missiles just bounce off their 16 inch armor.

        • OG June 22, 2024 at 12:25 am #

          God-ordained shells, no doubt.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:34 am #

            BR

          • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:27 am #

            Praise God and pass the ammo!

        • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 10:19 am #

          Hey John! Care to comment about how the US Navy has failed to protect shipping from Houthi attacks? They’ve shrugged off all the years of bombing they got from the Saudis and they don’t seem to care that much about the latest round of bombings directly from the US. What is so interesting about what they are doing is their weapons are cheap and mobile. The Houthis fire a $30,000.00 dollar rocket to provoke a response from a US battleship that costs 3 million dollars to shoot down. The USA is spending billions to shoot down attacks coming from Houthi weapons costing as little as ten grand each. How sustainable is that? And not only that, the US Navy has so far failed to protect shipping so why would the Houthis care about 16 inch shells and maybe stop? Those will do nothing any different from the bombs. Right now, shipping is going around Africa to get up to Europe because the Houthis are winning! Pisses you off don’t it??!!

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:05 am #

            Yeah, I will.

            As I have aid, many times over, war strategies have been obsoleted, that includes naval strategies.

            During the Argentine fiasco, the Exocet missile changed naval strategies totally. My ship was involved in the research leading up to the realization that missiles cannot shoot down missiles. They are too slow to shoot them down after detection. The Phalanx system, a 20 cal rapid fire cannon was developed to counter the new missiles. The BBs have been fitted with Phalanx.

            Drone warfare and hypersonic missiles are going to re-write military strategy, naval included. That is why a ship needs to be able to take a pounding. All the modern ships can be clobbered with the new technologies. Carriers do not have the close in protection they need to offset air attacks. That is why gnats like the Houthis can have some effect in the Red Sea as they are having. I believe the “experts” in Dc have no idea what to do about close in fighting and drones on land or at sea. That is why the BBs are being considered. As it takes a year to a year and a half to get one refitted and crewed, it may already be too late. My point is though, right now we have no good defense against close in tactical fighting at sea, no way to protect amphibious landings, no good offense with a ship to ship contest, or protecting those multi-billion dollar carriers the Pentagon loves. The BBs could fill a lot of the roles that are missing now.

            BTW, you are right about the exchange of fire costing the navy much more than the Houthis. I looked up a 16 inch shell cost, 1500 or so in 1947, $50000 dollars today. Roughly equivalent to one of those drones or missiles the Muslims have. A broadside costs $450000 and will do one hell of a lot more damage than any drone or single missile attack.

            When I was on the gun line in Nam, we met with a lot of Marines in Olongapo, Philippines who told us that the New Jersey was the best offensive support weapon they had.

            Wouldn’t it be sweet, position the New Jersey in the Persian gulf, off shore from Bandar Abbas, Iran ( an absolute pit I visited on the way back from Nam), and with orders to blow the hell out of the naval base and town anytime a ship is attacked in the Red Sea or the Gulf.

            Very sweet. A BB could conceivably control the bottleneck straits around the world.

          • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 11:43 am #

            A very interesting reply there, you remind me a bit of people on you tube like Douglas MacGregor, Scott Ritter, Larry Johnson etc. who are retired military and intelligence officers – they get into all the details as to how capable we are right now in projecting major military power anywhere in the world. Just because we spend more on the military than any other country – that doesn’t mean we have the best military. Our military spending has been conducted in order to enrich various private interests, it never had anything to do with winning real and serious battles with major powers like Russia or China.

            Parking a WWII era battleship outside Iran and pounding Iran with it like we did the French coast at D-Day? Iran has hyper-sonic satellite controlled missiles. Or if they don’t, either Russia or China could deliver some to Iran. Either way, the most likely outcome is the big ship gets sent to the bottom and a huge commotion ensues with lots of crying, military funerals, days of rage, etc.

            How could the Iranians sink a battleship that was shooting at them. The horror! These evil Iranians MUST be stopped! So we escalate with more attacks and more ships get sunk and some US bases in the mid east are attacked and destroyed. Then more crying and howling. How could they? Once the world figures out that our military not only *looks* like a joke with all the tranny and gay stuff it *is* a joke. It’s not necessary for people to be so fearful of US power. We’re a geriatric bully bumbling and stumbling around just as our leaders do. If we start a major international war we’re gonna get our asses handed to us and our forces will be chased all the way back home. Just as Russia chased home the French Napoleon and the German Hitler. The United States getting in a major war with Russia, China, and Iran combined will finish this country off for good. There will be so much domestic chaos, infighting, blame gaming, etc. with the busted dollar that the states will have everything to lose and nothing to gain by staying in the “union”.

          • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

            In other words, John admits that the US can’t protect the shipping lanes in the Red Sea.

            What logically follows is that all that talk about the US being the “world’s policeman keeping the shipping lanes open”, is bullshit.

            The only reason China’s shipping lanes are still open is that China wants them open.

            It has nothing to do with the “world’s policeman” sailing up and down the strait, or arming the neighboring countries, or threatening to ”send in the Marines”.
            None of that would matter if China wanted to close their own shipping lanes.
            If Ansarullah can shut down the Strait of Hormuz with drones, the Chinese could shut down their own shipping lanes with their advanced weaponry.

            But they don’t. Go figure. In the minds of the Navy boys here, it’s cause they scared of the power of the Mighty US Navy.

            Yeah….right.

          • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

            JohnAZ sez: ” That is why the BBs are being considered. As it takes a year to a year and a half to get one refitted and crewed, it may already be too late.”

            It is too late unless the draft is re-instated in all seriousness. Military recruiting is way down and most people capable of being good soldiers will not put up with the delusional stupidity on display with the woke military crap. Who in their right mind would volunteer to risk it all defending the pile of rubbish and confusion this country has become? It’s not worth defending!

          • benr June 23, 2024 at 10:36 am #

            @piggyboy

            Who in their right mind would volunteer to risk it all defending the pile of rubbish and confusion this country has become? It’s not worth defending! -PIGGYBOY

            I have actually asked the question of a few.
            Their response is almost always about not having a decent job, tired of struggling along and using the military service to get a better job when they get out.
            Most of them had zero interest in doing 20+ years.
            After four years most of them are angry and bitter about how much bullshit they go through in any branch of the military and none of them understood what they were signing up for.

            By the way those that choose to stay in the military do it not to defend this country but the people of the country.
            The government is all but gone as a result of one party’s machinations to achieve and keep power.
            They will lie, cheat, steal and yes murder brand Democrat are ruthless they also have a stranglehold on the media.
            Once they got to the owner of Fox probably paying him off to say Fox lied about the election it was all but over.
            They then went after the last big platform as a warning to all the others Alex Jones. The worst part Alex is savvy enough to know they will plant evidence to get him and he still fell into a trap of sorts.
            Now our court system is trapped with terrible partisan judges in areas that are full of terrible people so a jury of your peers is all but impossible.
            The other party has engaged in learned helplessness which gives them access to millions of dollars in donations while they pretend to oppose certain parts of the great take down of this once great country.

          • benr June 23, 2024 at 10:46 am #

            @paula

            Chinese cheerleader Paula at it again spewing about things she has zero inkling about.
            The south China sea is open to more than just shipping you dunce.
            If you paid any attention to anything you would know Shipping lanes are just part of what is being for lack of a better word fought over.

            Paula you should take a trip over to China, Iran, and North Korea.
            I suspect you would stop harping about how great they are if you did.
            For all its faults America is still a pretty damn nice place to live for now.
            Another four years of Marxist complete control we might actually be worse than China and well on our way to Venezuela status.
            I bet you are cheering that day on with all your lil Communist heart.

          • Paula D June 23, 2024 at 5:17 pm #

            Once again benr changes the subject, in order to spew his master’s propaganda.

            You Navy boys talk about “keeping the shipping lanes open” all the time, when defending the US going over to the other side of the world and strutting (or sailing), around, talking trash, and trying to look tough.

            When confronted with reality you switch to another line, and claim that is what you really meant all this time.

            Sure, dude.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 9:29 am #

        “The first casualty of war is truth.” ~ Unknown

        • benr June 22, 2024 at 9:51 am #

          No usually its common sense and then it’s a bunch of kids.

          The media is framing the reinstatement of registering for the draft as no big deal but they are now actually reinstating the penalty for not doing so.

          Global warming and over population. -Problem
          WAR -reaction
          Shall we play a game?
          Love to. How about Global thermonuclear war? -SOLUTION
          Wouldn’t you prefer a good game of chess?
          Later!
          Let’s play global thermonuclear war.
          OK -SOLUTION

          youtube.com/watch?v=-1F7vaNP9w0

          Conspiracy types often say Hollywood writes plots for coming events.

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:17 am #

            It would certainly develop a new form of physical therapy or just working out stretching. learning to being able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

            If the freely talked about insane idea that Global thermonuclear war ever happened it would annihilate all the power nations, kill hundreds of millions of folks right off the bat, and remove the ability of everyone else to survive after the war. Nuclear winter is one item, nuclear fallout destroying arable land will be a big hit. No power, no food except some canned items, local warfare to obtain what is left, might be better to be a ground zero.

            BTW, all the Bible thumpers, me included, what happens to the soul of a person who is not just instantly incinerated by a nuke, but vaporized into nothingness. Is this the Lake of Fire that John is warning about in Revelation that the losers in the second judgement are going to be cast into, to oblivion?

            In 1991, sane heads realized that the above scenarios were possible and backed away from the table. Why are the idiots considering annihilation of everyone again? Is insanity a Fourth Turning attribute?

  35. tom clark June 21, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

    And to think that DJT gets to inherit this mess if (or when if you’re on this blog) he wins in Nov…I can hardly wait.

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    • JohnAZ June 21, 2024 at 11:54 pm #

      Mental exercise TC

      What happens to the country if Trump wins? Leftist chaos?

      How about if Biden wins? Abbott seceding along with DeSantis?

      • BackRowHeckler June 22, 2024 at 6:21 am #

        JAZ your seeing the lefts reaction in France to LePen’s favorable showing in the recent vote: at first, astonishment & disbelief, quickly moving on to violent street action, including setting cars ablaze, looting shops and restaurants, vandalizing national monuments, burning the French flag, blocking roads and streets, battling police on the streets of Paris, and generally causing havoc and mayhem across the whole of France.

        Expect the same reaction here, only worse.

        • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:20 am #

          If Soros has anything to say about it. The DOJ is allowing that old SOB and his son ongoing access to the USA. It makes you wonder about the Deep State’s allegiance to this country.

          Chicago could be a disaster.

  36. OG June 22, 2024 at 1:15 am #

    It isn’t manure. It is human sewage.
    – Paula D

    People poop is the worst!

    • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

      Indeed, although pig poop is pretty nasty smelling also.

      That’s probably because we are closely related to pigs. Enough so that they used to sacrifice pigs to provide insulin and heart valves for humans.

      • OG June 22, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

        That’s probably because we are closely related to pigs.

        That is why eating pork is gross, imho.

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

          I agree. It’s too close to long pig, imo.

  37. SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 4:18 am #

    I saw in passing that part of Joe’s debate prep will be to practice standing. Apparently they’re starting out at the bare bones basics and working their way up. I doubt “Joe” will actually be on the stage or at the desk or what have you. This may be why recently they’ve been eager to show him in moments where he’s frozen or moving like an automaton. That sort of behavior won’t garner as much attention when “Joe” takes the stage.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:22 am #

      If you have noticed ol’Joe’s posture and facial affect when he is on his own, it is a genuine concern for the Mob. He is Parkinsonian.

      • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

        Some people say he is actually faking the dementia or i guess a better way to put it is that he is acting. Think about it. He wasn’t prosecuted for the classified documents case because he is allegedly a feeble forgetful old man. But apparently he is still allowed to destroy the country. Whatever it may be it is clearly a sick and twisted game. And if he is truly what they say he is then the people around him should be prosecuted for elder abuse.

  38. SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 4:36 am #

    What if right before the leathery winged bird flew in through the window somebody decided to close it because the drafts were airy and the humidity was messing up peoples’ hair. Personally, it seems like there needs to be a layer of luck added in because sometimes windows open up over cliff tops or steep tower walls. Like, that may not be an opportunity per se. Lord please don’t mess with my doors and windows. Gnite xoxo

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 8:55 am #

      Leathery wings seems to denote a bat tle-axe, though, yes?

      ‘We came, we saw, we battle-axe.’ (caw-caw?)

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 8:56 am #

        …Hey, Jim; massage those metaphors.

        • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 9:57 am #

          “…Hey, Jim; massage those metaphors.”

          and better yet, alight those alliterations!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:18 am #

            Nice!

      • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

        lol that is good

  39. The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 8:50 am #

    From previous article’s threads…

    Did the dips in the river cleanse your mind and clarify everything for you?” ~ SoftStarLight June 18, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    The essential idea was to get out of the city and spend some time in a more natural, peaceful place, which worked in that regard.

    While for most months of the year, it was too cold to swim (unless one was hard core, though I never saw any of those there), dips in the river or that 30-foot deep pool when it was warm enough was icing on the cake of course. Sometimes I’d bring a companion, though it was also nice to be alone to totally reset the headspace.

    —-

    Lynn Canyon. Where the sun shines so rarely, when it does come out the locals call the police to report it.

    Perpetually about ten degrees colder than an already uncomfortably chilly Vancouver, for much of the year. Could not see why anyone would invest in a property up there in the low clouds.” ~
    SpeedyBB June 20, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    (shrug)… Each person has their ideas or sense of where and how to live. While I’m often less-than-crazy about living in a glorified open-air refrigerator for many months of the year, especially when on my bike under a driving rain just barely above freezing, there might nevertheless be some benefits over living in warmer climes. What they are, I’d have to think about it and get back to you.

    As for Lynn Canyon, here’s a ‘secret’: Vancouver tends to be quite dry during the summer months. Its ‘rainy season’ is winter. But even then, I found it was not so bad as I’d heard before living there. But again, each to their own.

    BTW, I also swam in Buntzen Lake. So cold it was that it was the first and last time I went there. (Some fatter folks seemed more ok with it.) Quebec has lakes everywhere and because of the lower topography, they’re warmer compared to places with higher topology, unless perhaps in the tropics. Maybe Peru.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 9:55 am #

      “Quebec has lakes everywhere” As a youth, my very first flight overseas to visit relatives in Europe was via Icelandic Airlines. We stopped in Iceland and I got off for some days of exploring there before flying off to Luxembourg. The flight starting out went over what must have been Quebec. I was looking down intensely from my window seat and saw nothing but one lake after another with dense forests. I kept looking for roads or other signs of human presence down there and couldn’t see any.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 10:02 am #

        It’s a lovely province. Much colder in the winter than BC’s coast, though, but if you can tolerate its winters, the summers will reward you.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 10:51 am #

        …How was/were your trips?

        • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

          “…How was/were your trips?”

          I’d buy Eurorail passes good for a number of months for unlimited travel in the 70’s anywhere in the “free” zones in Europe. I had cousins in Germany that had special visas for travel behind the iron curtain to visit relatives there. This was in a more hippy friendly time and I traveled around with a backpack on me and used the sleeping cars in trains as comfy and convenient places to get some sleep. I was in peak physical shape and the backpack was no problem. And I went on backpacking trips in the Bavarian Alps. Europe in the 70’s had a marvelous public transportation system. Trains and buses available to to to about any place you could think of. I carried a lot of German bread, cheese, and sausage in my backpack – available just about anywhere in small stores and great for curing any hunger issues or obsessing about restaurants. Your dinner or breakfast is right there in the backpack, available any time you like. Worried about body odor and bathing? Sleeper cars or youth hostels can be very convenient for that, no expensive hotels needed. That’s the way to see Europe in my opinion. No organized tours, just get out there and go to some little visited or off the wall places. Go hiking. Once while backpacking in Switzerland I followed an obscure trail I could barely make out, I was intending to do some stealth camping and it was evening. The trail led to some moss covered ruins of what must have been a small castle. I figured out I was following the remnants of a very old road that went to the place. I pitched camp there and got out my tent, sleeping bag, and little hikers cook stove. A rather spooky place to camp, I couldn’t help but wonder who once lived there and how long ago it was.

          I’d get worn out from living on the road and on trains and I’d get some r & r at a relatives house in Munich or Hamburg. Enjoy some good food and beer, or go check out Oktoberfest, then go check out the rest of Europe on unlimited train rides.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

            Sounds wonderful, especially to have a kind of hub to recharge at and head back out after a time.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        Ha,I wonder what the wind currents look like that would blow fallout into Iceland, is it an escape? Like New Zealand?

        Oh darn, that pesky movie, “On the Beach” sorta took care of that one.

        • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:26 am #

          Well, maybe Antarctica? In a million years, the climate alarmists say that it might be ice free?

  40. The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 9:59 am #

    Mission Creep: How the Police State Acclimates Us to Being Modern-Day Slaves

    “ ‘In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressures of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless, we have a tyranny without a tyrant.’ ~ Hannah Arendt, On Violence

    Like the proverbial boiling frogs, the government has been gradually acclimating us to the specter of a police state for years now: Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.

    This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.

    You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls…” ~ John & Nisha Whitehead, rutherford.org

    —-

    And in other news, James O’Keefe’s at it again:

    James O’Keefe EXPOSES Disney’s Discriminatory Hiring Practices

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    • benr June 22, 2024 at 10:22 am #

      Yes so, the answer from ZAZ is not to work!
      This idiot is even more under the thumb waiting around for his government subsistence check.
      With this type of human wandering around he is the excuse for machine gun wielding cops on every corner and cameras everywhere.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:15 am #

        The Gift Or Surplus Economy

        “David Graeber, an American anthropologist, has extensively studied the concept of the gift economy, which is a system of exchange where goods and services are given without expectation of immediate return or reciprocity. In his work, Graeber argues that the gift economy is a fundamental aspect of human society, and that it has been present throughout history.

        Key Principles of the Gift Economy

        According to Graeber, the gift economy is characterized by the following principles:

        No expectation of reciprocity: In a gift economy, there is no expectation of immediate return or reciprocity. Gifts are given without the expectation of receiving something in return.
        No commodity exchange: In a gift economy, goods and services are not exchanged as commodities. Instead, they are given as gifts.
        Social relationships: The gift economy is based on social relationships and social obligations. Gifts are given to maintain and strengthen social bonds.
        Non-commodified: The gift economy is non-commodified, meaning that goods and services are not valued based on their market price.

        Examples of Gift Economies

        Graeber provides several examples of gift economies throughout history and across different cultures. For example:

        Indigenous societies: In many indigenous societies, gift economies were a fundamental aspect of social organization. For example, in some Native American societies, food was shared without expectation of return.
        Ancient Greece: In ancient Greece, the concept of “charis” referred to the social obligation to reciprocate a gift. However, this obligation was not necessarily tied to a specific return gift, but rather to the maintenance of social relationships.
        Traditional societies: In many traditional societies, gift economies were a way of life. For example, in some African societies, cattle were given as gifts to maintain social relationships and to demonstrate wealth.

        Critique of the Market Economy

        Graeber argues that the market economy, which is based on commodity exchange and reciprocity, is a relatively recent development in human history. He argues that the market economy has led to the erosion of social relationships and the commodification of goods and services.” ~ Brave Search Engine search results consolidation

      • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

        Benny: You have to learn to think with your brain not your muscles. Capitalism lead to extreme prosperity for a few. They pass that on to their kids and voila, you get trust fund kids who never have to work. If you love the cause, you must accept the effect.

        To be fair, some of the super rich have had a lot of trouble with it. Some refusing to give their kids much of anything until much later, or until after their death. And a general work ethic is in place. Go to school, learn a high level trade, and be a credit to yourself and your family – even if you don’t have to. Or at least do charity work with your skills and money.

        • benr June 23, 2024 at 3:00 pm #

          @jarek

          Please inform me about an alternative system where wealth accumulation is comparable to that of America, with numerous individuals rising to the middle class and new wealth levels, regardless of loyalty to a party system, distinct from Socialism, Communism, or Fascism.

          I will wait but expect nothing but crickets.

  41. benr June 22, 2024 at 10:20 am #

    My God the stupidity of it all.

    msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/hammer-wielding-barista-smashes-customer-s-windshield-at-washington-coffee-stand/vi-BB1ozYhx?ocid=socialshare

    Two really ugly humans.
    Welcome to minimum wage of $20 an hour.,
    The reality is a $20 cup of coffee.
    Thirty-dollar two egg, two bacon and hash brown breakfasts.

    Just another ploy to get universal income for the Socialist scum bags.

    I got to say I pull up to get a cup of coffee and this lady leans out with all that shit hanging out of her face and tattoos on her face I am driving away sans coffee and $20 still in my pocket.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 10:51 am #

      hammer wielding baristas! gotta love that!

      “The reality is a $20 cup of coffee.
      Thirty-dollar two egg, two bacon and hash brown breakfasts.”

      Before long the reality will be that you make your own coffee and breakfast. There won’t be any other options.

      As a poor boy in my youth I went through a hardcore biker period that was so bad that I sold my only car so I could buy another motorcycle to add to my collection. I needed both street bikes and dirt bikes. I loved to travel on long distance tours that kept me out for days at a time. I was fortunate enough to have the option of working 12 hour days so I could get more time off to go traveling. But I was way to poor to afford motels and restaurants. I had a backpack strapped onto the sissy bar and had my restaurant and motel with me on the bike. I cooked my own food at roadside picnic areas or any off the wall spot outdoors that I could find. I camped in tents and arriving late at places like KOA campgrounds and state parks and I would leave very quietly and very early next morning without paying. With the very quiet Japanese factory exhaust it was easy to do. It was the 70’s in a time when Carter was president and it was tough with skyrocketing interest rates.

      But that’s how traveling will be again for the average person during the Long Emergency. Not too many people on the roads and many on cheap motorbikes. You’ll be too poor to go to fast food places anyway. Out comes the little backpacking stove, the can of tuna, and the Tuna Helper. Or mac and cheese with a can of mixed veggies. Or if you are in a hurry, the bread and jar of peanut butter and jelly. Heat your own water and make your own coffee, you’ve even got some cream to go with it in your saddlebags. Quit complaining, it will be all you can afford. Be happy you are on the road and having fun instead of moping around at home posting on CFN, watching tv, or otherwise sitting around on your ass.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:31 am #

        Good advice for all the elderly that dominates the country today! Seriously, the Long Emergency will kill all the suspect folks that cannot live the life you imagine will occur.

        Ever notice that the scenario painted in WMBH and TLE are similar to what is portrayed for a post Nuke world? Only the fittest will survive, an axiom of Mother Nature.

      • benr June 22, 2024 at 5:31 pm #

        As long as there has been money there have been people selling prepared food and other ahem services.

        Only a complete idiot thinks this will change unless humanity itself is heading towards extinction.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 11:02 am #

      benr wrote:

      “I got to say I pull up to get a cup of coffee and this lady leans out with all that shit hanging out of her face and tattoos on her face I am driving away sans coffee and $20 still in my pocket.”

      Ok, we’re on the same page here. I’m curious about what your reaction would be if you were in the US military and it turns out your commanding officer is a woman who used to be a man. When your leaders and people you trust with your life turn out to be hopelessly confused about their own identities? And confused enough to think it is a good idea to brag about the condition and consider it a source of pride.

      And people and military in places like China and Russia look at us and laugh. We are a joke to them because we present ourselves to the entire world as a joke. Like the pic of our president with a black dude in the photo who was also featuring facial hair and a long fancy and glittery dress. We deliberately present ourselves as jokes and then get indignant and upset when people laugh at us or even kick sand in our faces.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      From a YTube panel discussion:

      Stephanie McMillan: “You’re working for $10 an hour and you’re making boxes of frozen waffles. You’re working at a factory. The amount that you’re payed is a wage that corresponds to the working day. So you’re paid… $80 a day, and you produce $80 worth of waffles in an hour, let’s say. So the whole rest of the day, you’re producing waffles for free. The value of those waffles belongs to the capitalist,it doesn’t belong to you who made them… You’ve produced that much surplus value for the capitalist.
      Derrick Jensen: “And the argument is that the capitalists deserve that because they’re taking a risk with their money, right?”
      McMillan: “Yeah and because they own the factory. But the factory, itself, was made through the same process, and so it’s congealed[/embedded] stolen labour from workers as well… Capitalists do have the most weapons usually, and they take that stuff at the beginning [historically]. So that’s why they claim to own it– they conquer it.”

      —-

      “The process of enclosure has sometimes been accompanied by force, resistance, and bloodshed, and remains among the most controversial areas of agricultural and economic history in England. Marxist and neo-Marxist historians argue that rich landowners used their control of state processes to appropriate public land for their private benefit. This created a landless working class that provided the labour required in the new industries developing in the north of England…” ~ Wikipedia

      “Neofeudalism… signifies the end of shared citizenship… As such, the commodification of policing and security operates to cement (sometimes literally) and exacerbate social and spatial inequalities generated elsewhere; serving to project, anticipate and bring forth a… neo-feudal world of private orders in which social cohesion and common citizenship have collapsed… Out of such a marriage of business and government, a symbiosis emerges between the commercial sector’s own private security forces and the local government’s police forces, with repressive outcomes shaped by profit-driven definitions of deviance and a commodification of social control…” ~ Wikipedia

      • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

        Adam Smith went into ecstasy describing a factory where one man did one little thing like “straightening a pin” all day long. Efficiency! Turning people into machines is efficient you see. Until they can be replaced by actual machines.

        And he was a moralist too! Probably thought these subhumans should get to vote too. What an absolute fool.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

      “…So why are some people expecting the younger gens to toe the line if others aren’t– especially those they are supposed to look up to?

      Wakey-wakey as they say.”

      ~ The Man They Call Zazelle, June 22, 2024 at 12:39 pm

      —-

      Wake up and smell the hammer.

    • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

      “Just another ploy to get universal income for the Socialist scum bags.”

      Ben,
      Basic Universal Income depended upon Modern Monetary Theory to work. Modern Monetary Theory depended upon the Petro Dollar to enforce use of the USD. You will not see much of a push for reparations nor Universal Basic Income in the future. The loss of the status of the Petro Dollar will provide for some cruel choices in Washington.

      • benr June 22, 2024 at 5:34 pm #

        They will just continue to print until a complete Weimar or Zimbabwe monetary inflation crisis happens.
        We are well on our way to this event as it is.

    • Blackbird June 23, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

      Doesn’t take much of a breeze to see the rainbow flag tearing itself apart. Tatted Staple-face and Twelve-Thousand-Years-a-Slave should be twerking naked singing Kumbaya, and taking that hammer to the Man – the rayciss, misogynist, patriarchal white man. But no… When push comes to shove, it’s all about “Me!”

      Actually, I’d have to take the side of Staple-face in this altercation. Does Mr. Entitlement only pay part of his rent? “I spent acoupla nights at muh babymama house lass munf.” Part of his electric bill? “I use up muh data and couttin git onta OnlyFans lass week.” At the grocery store when the cashier is ringing up his porterhouse steak, does he say, “Nuh uh, I ain’t payin’ fo’ dat. You owe me fo’ slav’ry ‘n’ shit”? Probably… More people need to have hammers at the ready.

  42. beantownbill. June 22, 2024 at 10:29 am #

    @stelmos:

    I checked my electric bill and it came out to 15.95 cents per kilowatt.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:40 am #

      Interesting, my KWh charge is $12.66. Also interesting, the last year, 2023, shows a higher electrical usage after we got our RAV4 Prime plug in hybrid, but this year we have recovered half of that increase back?

      • stelmosfire June 22, 2024 at 11:47 am #

        John, $12.66? How many Kwh do you use in a month out there in the desert heat plus charging the car?

        • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

          Last month, 1400 KwH.

          BTW, the electric batteries in the car do not like cold or heat. In the winter and now in the summer, the car charges to 48 miles per charge as compared to spring fall at 52 miles per charge. 8% drop in capacity.

    • stelmosfire June 22, 2024 at 11:44 am #

      Wow Bill, no wonder your bill is so cheap. Mass. average is 28.34 cents a Kwh according to USA today. and that’s down from 31 cents in 2023. I have a municipally owned electric company and they always tell me they are lower than the big private utilities.

      • beantownbill. June 22, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

        We have a municipally owned electric company, too. It’s website is terrible, but it told me we used 440 kw last billing month and paid $70.18. If they used a 31 day month, the rate would be slightly lower.

        • stelmosfire June 22, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

          I used 580 Kwh and paid $106.28 plus another $24.00 for the gas hot water.

      • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

        I looked up my bill. I am paying .19 cents per KWH, but they are charging me a dollar a day for the service. Apparently, I’m “remote”.

        I used 221 KW.

        • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

          I have an electricity co-op left over from the New Deal, which brought electricity to those of us who live “remotely”.

          It’s cheaper than what my daughter in town pays. The town sold off the people to a private electric company sometime back.

  43. The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 10:58 am #

    “Did you know that before the Industrial Revolution, the average person worked for about two or three hours a day? Studies from a wide range of pre-industrial civilisations show similar data– it takes only about fifteen hours a week to provide for all of our basic human needs. And that’s using hand tools.” ~ Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

    —-

    “Using the data provided by the United State Bureau of Labor Statistics, Erik Rauch has estimated productivity to have increased by nearly 400%. Says, Rauch:
    ‘Ö if productivity means anything at all, a worker should be able to earn the same standard of living as a 1950 worker in only 11 hours per week.’
    …Since the 1960s, the consensus among researchers (anthropologists, historians, sociologists), has been that early hunter-gatherer societies enjoyed much more leisure time than is permitted by capitalist and agricultural societies…” ~ Wikipedia

    “The important thing to understand about collapse is that it’s brought on by overreach and overstretch, and people being zealots and trying too hard. It’s not brought on by people being laid back and doing the absolute minimum. Americans could very easily feed themselves and clothe themselves and have a place to live, working maybe 100 days a year. You know, it’s a rich country in terms of resources. There’s really no reason to work more than maybe a third of your time. And that’s sort of a standard pattern in the world. But if you want to build a huge empire and have endless economic growth, and have the largest number of billionaires on the planet, then you have to work over 40 hours a week all the time, and if you don’t, then you’re in danger of going bankrupt. So that’s the predicament that people have ended up in. Now, the cure of course is not to do the same thing even harder… what people have to get used to is the idea that most things aren’t worth doing anyway…” ~ Dmitry Orlov, author of ‘Reinventing Collapse’

    “We live in an economy which takes 80% of our each new generation and educates that 80% to obey orders and to endure boredom, and stifles their creativity, and stifles their capacities, and curtails them. They’re systematically crushed by a system which does what? Which fills slots, and 80% of the slots need people who just do rote tedious repetitive labour at least at work, and therefore are acclimated to doing that…
    If you’re callous to the effects on others, you have a potential to rise. The odds are that you can ‘compete’ your way up. If you care and are socially concerned about others, you’re at a tremendous disadvantage. So I think the competitive dynamic that we have does sort of weed out a set of people for success. But I would say that what it weeds out for success is not competence, not creativity, not intelligence, but callousness far more often.” ~ Michael Albert

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:46 am #

      Add on that we have educated our young people up through college for about 50-60% of them. Our economy needs about a third of that amount, so Mickey D and Walmart will have plenty of social skill educated college grads to choose from.

      It is turning around quickly though, Gen Z+ is going to trade school after discovering the shills in higher education.

      Could it be? Could the younger folk be figuring out the bullshit of the Left as they face economic reality early with no indoctrination in college?

      We can only hope.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:49 am #

        Yes many have. I’ve come across it often. In fact they make many of us, myself included, look like we’re standing still.

        More (personal) power to them!

    • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

      Hunter Gatherers were the freest of all – at least outwardly. Whether they were free inwardly is another question. And of course they had no security in times of hardship.

      We’ve been going backwards in this respect for thousands of years. Until we come up with a system that can equal the hunter gatherer system in terms of freedom, then we remain a failure.

  44. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 22, 2024 at 11:30 am #

    Had to add “objurgation” to the list of thesaurus words I’d never heard before. That said, used in context as it was, its meaning was quite clear before googling.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:47 am #

      Mango chutney on my shoulder (with some cracker crumbs).

  45. The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 11:46 am #

    Are You A Product Of The Parable Of The Tribes?

    “The Parable of the Tribes is a thought-provoking concept that explores the dynamics of power and social evolution. It is a theory of social evolution that explains why civilization has developed as it has, particularly why its major transformations have not better served human needs.

    The Premise

    Imagine a group of tribes living in close proximity to one another. If all the tribes choose the path of peace, they can coexist peacefully. However, what if all but one tribe chooses peace, and the remaining tribe is willing to use violence to achieve its goals? According to the parable, the peaceful tribes will eventually succumb to violence, even if they do not initially choose to engage in it.

    The Lesson

    The parable highlights the problem of power in social evolution. It suggests that the spread of power is inevitable, even if it is not chosen by all individuals or groups. The parable argues that once power is introduced into a system, it will eventually dominate human life, regardless of the initial intentions or desires of the individuals involved.”

    ~ Brave Search Engine consolidated search results.

    —-

    Praise God and pass the ammo!” ~ benr

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    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 11:51 am #

      Kudos to Benr!!!

      Ever read Lord of the Flies, a realistic depiction of an uncontrolled population. It is kids, but the authors intention was to show how all humanity would react to civilization without controls.

      Man has never figured out how to handle the situation of unresolvable disagreement without going to war. Pax Romana and Pax Americana are two weak attempts but as we are witnessing now, we are no closer to an answer to war than ever.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

        Saw the movie and maybe read it too a long time ago too.

        But it’s really this simple:

        Civilization relies on role specializations and the trust required from all.
        Specialization relies on personal disempowerment WRT relinquishing the fundamental forms of work we/our ancestors use to do.

        Now, when specialists begin chronically neglecting their specialist duties and expectations it bodes unwell for civilization to maintain proper function…

        And then it’s likely back to square one and living yet again how our ancestors used to, and a more simple, localized, tight-knit community life.

        In a sense, civilization may be a bit of a historical anomaly that keeps popping up, only to burst yet again.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

        …The ‘race to the bottom & faster-spinning hamster-wheel’ of the rules of the crony-capitalist plutarchy game don’t help either.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

          It was based on a true story, but the real events weren’t anything like the movie.

      • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

        Lord of the Flies was written by a Brit, and had the Brit attitude that humans are vicious scum that need a strong hand to keep them in line.
        Of course Americans would agree with that. Especially Americans who think Reagan was a good person.

        And maybe if Americans were stranded on an island, that is how it would turn out. Although the Brits who mutinied and stayed on an island some centuries back, did fine, assimilating with the natives and learning their ways (what would be considered “shiftless” in our ruthless industrialized societies today.”)

        Anyway, there was a real life example last century, but it involved Tongans, not Americans or Brits. Maybe that’s why it turned out differently?
        Or maybe even young Americans could learn to cooperate. I doubt they’d be able to survive on a desert island though.
        There’s no internet there.

        .theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months

        • benr June 23, 2024 at 10:57 am #

          Of course, the Commie hated Reagan.
          He was instrumental in taking out the old Soviet Union a place Paula would appear to want to live in.
          Paula, do you think Stalin was a good person?
          What about Hugo Chavez?
          Do you proudly wear your Che shirt after you freshly dye your hair green?
          Have you acquired your Mao shirt yet?
          Does reading Naom Chomsky get you all wound up?

    • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

      Quite so. Bad money drives out good. Bad people drive out good people. Third world coolie labor will either replace Whites or turn them into coolies in turn.

      The place of government is stop these things from happening, either with force or the threat of it.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

        What?!?!

        The place of government is to replace serfdom?

        Give me a break, Jarek.

        Is that the same government that has opened a border to the perpetual movement of low cost coolie labor into the USA, even Trump said that coolie labor was required in a regulated manner.

        Government’s job is to perpetuate government, thus protect itself from the people. It is not benevolent, kind or even protective of its people, Our wonderful Leftist government is a gift from Satan.

        • OG June 22, 2024 at 4:05 pm #

          Our wonderful Leftist government is a gift from Satan.

          They do EVERYTHING against our best interest … except, of course, minting another $26,000,000,000 in debt in our name to give to Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo.

        • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

          At the behest of their corporate and banking masters, you dunce.

          We live in a Plutocracy after all. You don’t get elected without a good “war chest”.

      • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 9:41 pm #

        “Quite so. Bad money drives out good. Bad people drive out good people.”

        Jarek,
        Gresham’s law applies!

        EXCELLENT OBSERVATION

      • elysianfield June 23, 2024 at 11:47 am #

        “Quite so. Bad money drives out good. Bad people drive out good people”

        Jarek,
        I will be impugned for mentioning this, but I Do like the way your mind works.

        • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

          Yes, I try to reduce things to their common denominator, the Principle. And what do you know, once accomplished, the same Principle often applies to many things across different fields of study.

  46. beantownbill. June 22, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

    I saw a video on Chris Martenson’s website, Peak Prosperity, on what’s happening to our food supply. I found it enlightening. I would recommend that everyone see it if you have the time. It’s hard for me to see how naive I was. I know I’ve lost my innocence, but it’s still mind-blowing that Evil is so pervasive in our society.

    • malthuss June 22, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

      in 5000 words or less, please.

    • malthuss June 22, 2024 at 12:29 pm #

      comment at talk

      the Swedish government did a comparative study on women who had and had not received the Gardasil shot about 3 years after the product was launched. The cervical cancer rates had doubled in the gardasil group, but remained unchanged in those who didn’t receive it.
      Further, the Gardasil trials were the ONLY vaccine trial ever that actually did have a true placebo group, so there were 3 groups in the trial with the true placebo group bring much smaller than the other 2. When publishing the trial results, they opted to not include the results from the small true placebo group.
      We need not speculate why. I also believe that based on that Swedish study, Merck can still be sued for false product advertising.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

      I’m familiar with Martenson and just went over to Peak Prosperity. Is it the Tracy Thurman interview?

      • beantownbill. June 22, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

        Yes

  47. kellycat June 22, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

    Mr Kunstler.
    BRAVO. Your wit and wisdom regarding any topic you write about has always proved you are a very talented writer but more importantly a TRUTH TELLER and a man who has the ability to see hidden truth
    Trump was taken advantage of by all you mentioned. I taught two children of the NYPD homicide detective that was head of his security years ago. That detective explained to me during a parent teacher conference in detail why Trump was nothing like his public persona. He also said that he was well liked by all police and all his employees because he took the time to help them personally when necessary and often asked them if they were happy working for him.
    He was extremely charitable but never bragged or had his name mentioned.
    I was also privy to meet and got to know his first wife before her divorce. She was drug addict and was involved in many sex orgies surrounded the studio 54 era that Mr Trump would not take part of and the reason he divorced her. But I agree he MUST try to explain who was to blame by name if possible those responsible for using him to achieve their agenda of murdering billions with the BIOWEAPON they unleashed.
    I hope he wins the race to become president and becomes Medieval in achieving his goal to do away with ALL policies that iare destroying our nation because if the demons win we must accept the fate that awaits us and it will be a very dismal and depressing decent into hell.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

      The degree that the country is led by a corrupted media is no more shown than the disinformation shown about Trump. MAGA chooses, based on information that is above the common bullshit presented by the MSM. It is interesting that the groups that are deserting the Leftist ship are Joe Average people, Blacks, Latinos, high school education folks, men, especially blue collar, and now the newer youth groups not college educated.

      Biden? College grads,(surprise?), women, (no comment) and seniors ( I am a little disgusted with that, could be rumors of SSA reform from GOP)

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

      My perspective of Trump, based on quite a few interviews he’s done, just doesn’t jive with what the media says of him. I also often see how the media frame him– their techniques. Some people in describing some of them, use the term, ‘gotcha’. This is not only an abuse of Trump, but an abuse of the public’s right to know.

      That shoehorns well with what I just wrote about specialists reneging on what is expected of them. We don’t get a working society this way!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

      …So why are some people expecting the younger gens to toe the line if others aren’t– especially those they are supposed to look up to?

      Wakey-wakey as they say.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

      @ kelleycat Well, I’ve heard and read various online sources claiming that Mr. Trump is a germophobe and very frightened about getting a serious std. I’m not a germophobe myself and I’m a bit of a show off in that regard as a reverse germaphobe. I’ve done farm work involving tons of manure and I’ve literally shoveled shit before as part of a paying job. But I have encountered people who draw the line right there as doing farm work and quit, it’s not for everybody.

      Someone like Mr. Trump (the extreme germaphobe was Howard Hughes) is *very* picky about the ladies in his life. He’s not about to share any of them and risk coming down with somebody else’s std. Some std’s can be bad to the point of spoiling whatever future fun a person might receive anyway from promiscuous sex. If that story is true, then Trump was saying “yuck” and had every right to.

      My guess is that any woman interested in orgy-ing might as well forget about making it with The Donald. That’s why the Stormy Daniels story is utter bs.

      As for Studio 54, there is a famous photo out there of Trump being first in line at the club during its grand opening. The opening days were mostly for the glitterati. So the Donald introduces his wife to the fun going on at the new club and she’s off to the races? First time I’ve ever encountered this particular story.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

      He dumped Ivana for Marla Maples. Marla Maples then cheated on him.

      • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

        Ivana was a world class skier, an expert. Many years ago I encountered a story about her and Donald in a magazine I was reading in the grocery check out line. It seems the two of them were seen fighting and arguing at an exclusive Aspen ski slope. Only it happened while the Donald was awkwardly skiing down hill trying to get away from her. He’s not much of an athlete or skiier. Ivana was pissed and shouting at him and in his face continually – but she was skiing backwards while doing it and skillfully regulating her speed in reverse just so she could look at him in the eyes and be positioned like a drill sergeant reaming out a new recruit in boot camp. She had him by the balls and there was no escape for him until he got to the bottom of the hill.

        • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

          What a bitch! Poor Trump…..

          • stelmosfire June 22, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

            Well he coulda’ let the brakes go and avalanched the wench.

  48. malthuss June 22, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

    1960’s: Oil gone in 10 years

    1970’s: Ice Age in 10 years

    1980’s: Acid Rain will destroy crops in 10 years

    1990’s: Ozone layer will be gone in 10 years

    2000’s: Ice Caps will be gone in 10 years

    None Happened: All resulted in MORE TAXES! control, laws, fears.

    • Groundhog June 22, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      2020’s: The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! They are attacking us!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

        2030’s: World made by hand

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

          2040’s: talking apes put us in zoo cages

          • Soul Forensics June 22, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

            2050s: A Woody Allen character wanders into a cave, enters a dusty Volkswagen, turns the key in the ignition, and the engine starts. (Hat tip: Sleeper)

  49. JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

    Watching a Glen Beck talk on the Shroud of Turin.

    OG, think about this.

    All the investigators have been unable to figure out where the image came from. They know it is a negative image and that it originated inside the cloth.

    It struck me watching the show, what about those shadow images after the explosions and consequent flash effects at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People shadows left on the wall after they were vaporized by the bombs.

    Could it be the resurrection light was so intense, like a nuclear light flash, that it did the same thing with the material, linen I believe, of the shroud, leaving us with a smoking gun of the reality of God’s resurrection from the dead.? A thrilling thought.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

      Could it be that there IS something coming, bigger than all of us and our petty squabbles, that is going to take control of the world and bring it to an ordained conclusion.

    • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

      Which Glen Beck were you watching, John? That is an interesting topic for sure. I hadn’t heard that peoples’ shadows were left imprinted on walls in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That actually sounds ominous. I bet those places are super haunted to this day.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

        Hiya SSL

        Glen Beck You Tube Shroud of Turin

        Google Hiroshima shadows, lots of pics and yes it is spooky. There is one of an older person with a cane, you can actually see the cane shadow.

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

          Hey! I just looked up the image of the shadow of the person with the cane. Super creepy!!

          • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 7:57 pm #

            Hold on, SSL.

            Try to imagine witnessing the Transfiguration that was witnessed by John. James and Peter. Their description was a very bright light and visitation by Moses and Elijah. Think of the Ascensiion, another very bright light and His leaving this plane of existence.

            My faith in the Bible keeps growing.

          • SoftStarLight June 23, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

            Almost like a wormhole or portal to another dimension opened. Yeah i would think something like that would require a whole lot of energy so why not a lot of light energy too. The Bible says God is light.

    • OG June 22, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

      Could it be the resurrection light was so intense, like a nuclear light flash, that it did the same thing with the … linen?

      Yes, I believe that you are correct, JAZ. The super-intense light burned a photo negative right unto the shroud.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

        Note the above post. OG.

      • Groundhog June 23, 2024 at 3:12 am #

        “The super-intense light burned a photo negative right unto the shroud.”

        Really? Does this mean that if I get a digital image of the shroud loaded into Photoshop – then I can get an even better image when I use the software to reverse that negative to a positive? I’ve done this procedure many times getting new prints from very old b&w negatives found stored in ancient family photo albums.

        • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 9:41 am #

          Hey Groundhog.

          Better than that, they have constructed a 3-d model of Jesus from the shroud, Check it out on You Tube, Shroud of Turin. I would suggest checking out Glen Beck’s report on the latest info. It is awesome.

          And yeah, they did the reverse neg to positive thing many years ago.

          You will find on the 3-d model that the Romans really beat the heck out of the Christ. Another thing about the shroud, it shows the nail holes through the wrists while medieval depictions are all through the hands. The realization that crucifixions had to be through the wrists did not happen until the 20th century.

          • benr June 23, 2024 at 10:23 am #

            If they tied the wrists to the cross, they could then punch a nail through the hands.
            Chances are they punched a nail through the wrists and tied them on as well.

            I can’t even imagine the level of pain involved.

  50. Beryl of Oyl June 22, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

    More and more I’m believing that the planned replacement for Joe Biden is Donald Trump.

    He’s right now wanting to give all the DEI foreign students in all of our communistic colleges a free green card when they graduate.

    I kid you not.

    People are pretending that this is not a terrible horrible no good very bad idea, but it is.

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    • Socrates-Detroit June 22, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

      I was taken aback when I heard Trump say this (I paraphrase)

      “We’ll keep the smarter ones, a net plus for our country and a loss for others”

      One more thing I don’t agree with.

      It is a terrible idea! Now, if these people have degrees in HARD sciences and can be constructively employed, that might warrant consideration.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

        Over here in so-called Canada, it’s called ‘brain-drain’ and is well-understood, even expected, including between provinces. So Trump, typically perhaps, seems to just be describing in his own ‘folksy’ style what is.

        And of course there’s the point about conflating ‘smartness’ with successful ability in the academic sphere– ‘garbage in, garbage out’– as that doesn’t necessarily translate to the ‘real/workaday’ world. Brain-drain isn’t immune to odd, unpredictable, inverted effects.

        In any case, America, (along with other places), seems to be losing its mind and dragging many of the ‘street-smart’ too with it in the process.

    • Jarek June 22, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

      Almost no Black Africans doctors and nurses educated in the West ever go back to help their own nations. As Albert Schweitzer said, the spirit of service is almost unknown among them.

      So Black Africans must come here to get the benefits of Western Culture. And they are and will continue to do so until they will help turn us into that from whence they came.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2024 at 6:50 pm #

        Until perhaps the West’s decline digs in sufficiently bad enough to make Africa, etc., more attractive options, swinging pendulums and all that.

      • Paula D June 22, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

        Most Africans are educated in their own country, at the expense of their own country, and then recruited to come here and make more money.

        It’s called the ”brain drain” and it is annoying to the countries that spend the money to educate their smartest youth.

        • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 9:43 am #

          Think how many Indian MDs and ODs are here. I think everyone has a Patel in their contacts list under medical.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 23, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

          Human Trafficking

          I suppose all those supposed immigrants from prisons, war-torns, slums and the like kind of balance that out and fill America’s DIE-Rainbow nicely.

          Jumping a failing economy like jumping a car.

          DEI is like Bank Of Montreal’s BMO… ‘Well, no, Bank Of Montreal, it’s actually BOM.’

          —-

          One By One

          youtube.com/watch?v=RDgW87QyWrA&t=60s

    • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

      It all goes back to the Lucifer in New York Harbor. If i hear another “conservative” say that we are a nation of immigrants with that snarky morally superior tone one more time i’m gonna say will you please shut the fuck up.

  51. Helix June 22, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

    “[T]he nabobs of the Democratic Party will finally have what they’re longing for: the excuse to dump this perfect ass of a fake president and throw the window wide open for Hillary Clinton to fly in on her leathery wings (Caw! Caw!) and lead the dwindling number of her deranged admirers to another humiliating election loss.”

    You;re kidding, right? The election is over. Biden won after 12 days and especially nights of counting in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. In an unexpected turn-around, 100% of the voters in late-reporting precincts voted Biden/Clinton. Officials stated that the integrity of the election was unsurpassed, and those who pointed out the improbability of such results — not one single person was sick, unexpectedly out of town, or didn’t give a shit — were just conspiracy theorists who were trying to destroy America’s confidence in its electoral process, and should be jailed.

    • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

      Some fatalism is good. But everything, in moderation.

      • Soul Forensics June 22, 2024 at 5:43 pm #

        “Everything in moderation” is the path to mediocrity, whether the topic is living in the sun, immigration, or artistic creation.

        “Everything in moderation” is the catchphrase of the entitled tourists in life.

        All advances in human endeavours are the result of obsessive, single-pointed passion.

        And Helix is right. What’s changed in the last four years to even suggest the same outrageous voting manipulation won’t cohere again?

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

          You’re not understanding my moderate comment moderately lol. Its a generalized rule of thumb from what i understand. But of course life always has exceptions. I consider myself more of a gypsy than a tourist, and blessed more than entitled.

          Yeah I recently actually came across a theory that our socio-psychic ecology is dependent on a certain number of people being autistic or on the spectrum. Because that single-pointed passion does sometimes result in important innovations. Essentially whether we realize it or not the development of our society is dependent upon the neurodivergent.

          I can’t really answer that broad question but things are different simply because today is not four years ago. Start from there and work your way through the factors and variables.

          • Soul Forensics June 22, 2024 at 7:41 pm #

            SSL,

            I didn’t mean to be speaking to you directly. It’s just that the “moderation” expression always irked me. I guess it’s because I always heard it voiced by those boring upper-middle-class couples I’d occasionally meet at social settings who’d try to impress others by their insufferably banal observations on their foreign travels.

            I just met one such recently retired divorcee who boasted she’d been in 50 countries, and wouldn’t shut up about it. Yet, when I tried to ask her about anything beyond the obvious food/accommodation narratives, she had nothing to offer.

            Amazing. To be exposed to so many worlds, yet be so incurious and ignorant as to what really happens there.

          • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

            Everything in moderation, including moderation.

            The woman has never been anywhere. As Ramstein says, We’re all living in America.

            I knew a Jewish guy who took a trip to Israel. I asked him about it. He furrowed his brow for a moment and then started talking about helping some girls unload things at a kibbutz. No capacity to summarize his experience for others. Perhaps not even for himself?

          • SoftStarLight June 23, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

            I’ve never really been anywhere outside of America before but i’ve been to so many places in my mind lol. That might count for something no? I tend to believe that a lot of people like echo chambers so their ability to see and hear certain things is actually just not there. Like you are saying, they could go everywhere and always be in the same place no matter where they go.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:20 am #

            Yes, for other people walking to the corner store could be a spiritual adventure.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

      You forget the hundreds of people who filled out affidavits witnessing fraud at the polling places who were ignored in the investigations. There actually were no investigations, just judges ignoring the facts.

      BTW, one of the tip offs is the 100% polling numbers. NOBODY gets 100%, not even Putin. It is a sure tip off that fraud is underfoot.

  52. OG June 22, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

    Here is some insight for you OG.
    Not that long ago being called a fag was one of the worst insults you could be called.
    Just above mother f’er, pifg f’er or child molester.
    In essence he is calling you a limp wristed girly man.
    Thick skin and all I suspect he doesn’t like you very much.

    – benr

    I understand all of that, benr. It’s just that I’m not 14 years old any more. I’m proudly heterosexual and, after playing hockey for decades of showering with men, have no doubts whatsoever.

    It’s not necessarily thick skin. It’s more a case of King Fellatio’s creepy homosexual acts that he’s projecting onto me are completely ridiculous and simply do not apply.

    Rather, it is his constant fascination with posting his homoerotic S&M fantasies on a geopolitical blog’s comment section that is very telling. Freudian methinks.

    So … why would I care that a closeted homo-fantasizing potty-mouth thousands of miles away doesn’t like me?

    ***
    I do, however, pray for him. His homoeroticism is harming his psyche, the poor little fruit.

    • Soul Forensics June 22, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

      My guess (and it’s only a guess) is that KOC is a weak-willed “nice guy” who was mocked and belittled, upstaged multiple times by real men in a male-female Canadian social setting, and is now taking out his resentment and hatred on all Canadians.

      Projection at its most basic level.

    • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

      “Comedy” is full of this kind of thing and of course the people who support Israel.

    • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      Bertrand Russell mentioned how witty men often deem themselves wise. As if getting a bunch of people to laugh at the Palis or their supporters proves that Israel is right. Who need logical arguments or moral reasoning when you have jokes and gags? It’s just a combination of ad hominem and another logical fallacy, (forget the exact name), that of “everyone knows”.

      As Alinsky said, Humor is the gold. The ultimate weapon in “democracy”. But actually it is trumped by force wielded by serious, unsmiling men who don’t care what other people think.

  53. benr June 22, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

    @brh

    I just joined a gold mining club that has claims in all the states.

    GPAA

    They have meet ups at least once a month in most states with people who will teach you how and where to look for gold.

    goldprospectors.org/

    • BackRowHeckler June 22, 2024 at 6:51 pm #

      Thank you, my friend. I’ll be looking into it.

      In this Valley we have old roads (17th century) named ‘Coppermine’ road, and ‘Silvermine’ road, an indication that early settlers from England hoped to find precious metals on this side of the Atlantic as the Spaniards had done in Mexico, Bolivia and Peru. I think they were pretty disappointed, altho the mines did operate for quite some time and gold was discovered right around Baltic, Ct.

      • benr June 22, 2024 at 8:01 pm #

        I just looked gpaa has none in Connecticut.

        thediggings.com/usa/connecticut/commodities

  54. King of Comedy June 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh FrontHole, let’s just say that where I come from, the psychological equivalent of a club foot is nothing to be especially “proud” of and being so designated would be considered fightin’ words in many, many contexts. Your armchair psychology is about as credible as your “geopolitical” assessments but you do you and interpret that as you like.

    Canadians to me are just effete worms and in terms of world events, skidmarks on the underpants of the US. Of course there are exceptions to this (the worm not the skidmark part) but you, with your bleating like an old menopause case about Gaza, do not appear to be one. Like they say in the movies, it’s not personal, it’s just business. And I’d hardly call ridiculing internet blowhards my mission (how some of you spend what appears to be a large chunk of your lives on here is beyond me) and it’s not even a hobby… just something to do when I’m bored. Why would I dislike you (and what does that mean online anyway) when you fulfill that role?

    In the real world, I’m sure I’ve met some real Canadians in my travels but, if so, I can’t remember a single detail about any of them. If something that non-descript is the source of a compensation mechanism, it must be buried way, way down but opinions, as they say, are like assholes…

    Now please resume your normally scheduled geriatric doom fest …

    • tom clark June 22, 2024 at 7:13 pm #

      KOC…resuming my geriatric doomfest, I’ll just say that it takes both candidates this year (both older than either myself or our host) to show how bad the other really would be for the future of Amerika. Mentoring is passe when money takes over politics. But the burning question is, have we reached the nadir? MSM sez the Thurs. debate will help answer this question…we’ll see, but I doubt it.

      • JohnAZ June 22, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

        i would say that a Biden victory accompanied by the obvious fraud it will entail would be a new nadir.

        • tom clark June 22, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

          Maybe, but since when is an “obvious fraud” a “victory”?

          • OG June 22, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

            2020

    • OG June 22, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

      There are tens of thousands dead. There are 2 million displaced, homeless and facing starvation. And Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo now sets his war-mongering sights on Lebanon.

      Clearly only menopausal women and post-op trannies would care.

      Good thinking, King Fellatio.

      • benr June 23, 2024 at 10:20 am #

        You should head on over there and hand out water and food.

        I am sure they wouldn’t cut your throat.

        • OG June 23, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          Why would I listen to you when planning my life?

          ***
          You should go fuck yourself.

          • stelmosfire June 23, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

            OG, “You should go fuck yourself.”

            “Always with the negative waves”.
            Oddball, Kelly’s Heroes,

            Donald Sutherland, RIP, A fellow Canuck and anti-war activist along with Hanoi Jane. Not necessarily a bad thing.

          • OG June 23, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

            A true Canadian legend. RIP

            youtube.com/watch?v=ncbEucjsNFU

          • benr June 23, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

            Ah look folks the tough guy runs his mouth and is whispering sweet nothings to me.

            Such kind words from the faux Christian.

            The very idea he should put his body out there instead of his big mouth is apparently too much for the little guy.

            No thanks, take your own loudmouth advice.

          • OG June 23, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

            I’m almost 60 years old with no experience, you dolt. I’ve elderly parents to attend to here in Regina, Saskatchewan, you dolt.

            I can be against Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo’s war crimes AND live my life. D’uh!

            ***
            You think that only warriors get to express their opinions? You fight for freedom but have no fucking clue what freedom even is.

  55. benr June 22, 2024 at 8:05 pm #

    Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Surgical Castration for Child Sex Offenders
    A court-appointed medical expert will need to determine whether the offender is ‘an appropriate candidate’ for surgical castration.

    Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has signed into law a bill that would allow state judges to sentence those convicted of sex crimes against victims under the age of 13 to undergo surgical castration.

    Senate Bill 371, sponsored by state Sen. Regina Ashford Barrow, is expected to take effect on Aug. 1 following the Republican governor’s signature on June 18.

    The law allows Louisiana judges to punish offenders aged 17 and older with surgical castration if they are convicted of aggravated sex crimes against a victim under the age of 13.

    The Department of Public Safety and Corrections will oversee the procedure, but it will not be performed if “not medically appropriate,” according to the bill.

    Under the law, a court-appointed medical expert will need to determine whether the offender is “an appropriate candidate” for surgical castration within 60 days from the imposition of sentence.

    “In all cases involving an offender sentenced to a period of incarceration or confinement in institution, the procedure shall be performed not later than one week prior to the offender’s release from the institution,” the legislation reads.

    f an offender “fails to appear” as required by court order for surgical castration, the offender may be charged and sentenced to three to five years in prison without the “benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence,” according to the new law.

    The bill garnered bipartisan support in the state legislature. During a committee hearing in April, Republican state Sen. Valarie Hodges described the measure as “a consequence” for offenders guilty of committing sex crimes against children.

    “It’s a step over and beyond just going to jail and getting out,” Ms. Hodges said, according to The Associated Press.

    The legislation, proposed by Ms. Barrow, expands on a previous act by authorizing a judge to order a physical castration to those convicted of a sex offense in which the victim was 13 or under.

    “We are talking about babies who are being violated by somebody,” the Democratic senator said at the committee meeting in April. “That is inexcusable.”

    According to state law, voluntary castration for people convicted of rape dates back to 2008, when the Legislature passed legislation that sentenced a sex offender “to be treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate, or MPA.”
    “However, in lieu of treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the court may order the defendant to undergo physical castration provided the defendant file a written motion with the court stating that he intelligently and knowingly, gives his voluntary consent to physical castration as an alternative to the treatment,” the act states.

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    • elysianfield June 22, 2024 at 9:36 pm #

      Ben,
      If memory serves me correctly, The Penal Code of California allowed neutering for certain crimes and conditions…mental defects, as I recall.

      • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 10:30 am #

        Heck, EF, in the past medical science allowed lobotomies and electric shock to correct mental defects. When i was in nursing school, we got to visit a shock assembly line for depression. It was appalling.

  56. benr June 22, 2024 at 8:08 pm #

    Guess claiming to be a female with a set of balls won’t do it.

    Senators Mull Proposal to Require Women to Register for Military Draft
    The Senate is again considering a proposal to require women to register with the U.S. military’s selective service draft system.

    Lawmakers are again considering changes to the U.S. military draft, including a provision to begin requiring women to register with the Selective Service System.

    The proposed changes to the draft come about as the Democrat-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives are each advancing their proposals for the fiscal year 2025 version of an annual defense budget bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

    The Senate Armed Services Committee’s proposal for the NDAA includes a provision to amend the Military Selective Service Act—the 1948 law overseeing the modern U.S. military draft system—to require women to register their names for potential use in the draft should the conscription practice resume.

    The military draft system fell out of use in 1973 as the military transitioned to an all-volunteer force. Male U.S. residents have still had to register their names in the draft system after they turned 18 in the decades since the military transitioned to a volunteer force. The age requirement would be the same for women.

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said that support for including women in the draft shouldn’t be stirring such a partisan response. In an emailed statement, Mr. Reed noted the 2015 National Commission on Military, National and Public Service—which he described as a nonpartisan panel led by then-Republican congressman Joe Heck—had also recommended including women in the selective service registration requirement.

    “There is no draft. But there should be an end to the notion that women are less critical to our national defense than men,” Mr. Reed said. “And if the day ever comes where we need a draft, it will certainly require the skill, courage, and talent of men and women alike.”

    The proposal to include women in the draft has met with criticism from several Senate Republicans.
    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said proponents of including women in the draft system can make their case, but he believes those arguments “don’t carry the day.”

    The prospect of putting women in combat positions isn’t altogether unheard of, though it is a relatively new position for the U.S. military. Many combat roles had been closed to women for years until then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ordered that they be opened to women starting in 2016.
    “Right now women can serve in any role they want to in the military, and that’s great, and that should be allowed. But it’s different to be able to do a selective service draft and say, ‘now we’re going to be able to push you into combat; now we’re going to push you into other places,’” Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told The Epoch Times.

    While some lawmakers have expressed opposition to expanding the draft registration requirement to women, others argued that a requirement shouldn’t exist for men either.

    “I have been opposed to the draft just in general,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told The Epoch Times on Thursday.

    He was joined in that view by Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.).

    “We have an all-volunteer military, and I think it’s time to acknowledge that we don’t need to draft anybody,” Ms. Lummis said. “So I just think the better approach right now is either to leave things as they are—not draft women but not draft men either.”

    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned the underlying motives behind the push to include women, given the U.S. military has been an all-volunteer force for the past half-century.

    “Our recruitment and retention numbers are so bad in the military right now I think some of these folks are inching toward the position that maybe we’re gonna need to reinstitute the draft, so they’re trying to get their hands on as many Americans as possible,” the Missouri Republican told The Epoch Times.

    The Senate has taken up similar proposals to include women in past NDAA drafts, but the effort hasn’t succeeded. Mr. Hawley noted he has opposed those past efforts and “will certainly try to kill it” this time around.
    The Epoch Times reached out to the rest of the majority on the Senate Armed Services Committee for their comment on the proposal to include women in the draft, but they did not respond by press time.

    • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 10:10 am #

      The Designer-in-Chief gave men the strength to protect the human family from predators, do heavy labor, hunt bigger game than themselves, and protect their hearth from other men. Women are designed for one basic purpose, to create the next generation, to care for it, to organize the hearth, and to remember all the details that men continuously forget.

      In an agrarian world, this design worked, the divorce rate was almost zero as gender roles supported each other and things being at a subsistence level for most, the mutual support was a necessity. God made woman as a companion and helpmate for man, and made man to protect and provide for the next generation with women. Contrary to21st century nuts, the formula is still in force, as any kind of a disruption would prove quickly. A saying from a book I read said, “When the bomb dropped, that second, women’s lib died.”

      Today’s higher tech and the urban environment allow women to pretend they do not need men. Hahahahaha. No wonder they vote Left in the majority, they are gimmes by definition, they need everything provided for them. The phoniness of much of the strong woman Hollywood fare shows the humor of the strong woman genre.

      I love watching little frail women beating the heck out of 250 lb male monsters, so realistic.

      As the USA sinks with and in the West, the role of women and men is going to change drastically. As the cities decline, so is the Sex in the City images going to decline.

      WMBH is a good description of the response of humanity to resource depletion, no matter which resource. It is , like Lucifer’s Hammer, a good description of what will remain of society after a global catastrophe.

      All the alpha females and beta males are going to go up in smoke.

      • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 10:39 am #

        As will abortion.

        War and abortion are the only forms of legalized murder.

        Ladies, that scrap of life inside pregnant women is NOT “My body”, it is a new individual protected by the state. You started it, fully voluntary, you finish it.

        To allow “legalized” murder, the concept of murder must be destroyed. Hence the Leftist attempted destruction of God and His Rules.

        Atheists have no conscience, or so they think.

    • Blackbird June 23, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

      I not only think that women should be required to register with Selective Service, I think we should reinstate the draft – with no exceptions, no deferments.

      If kids who don’t want to go to war were suddenly yanked out of school, out of their jobs, out of mommy and daddy’s basement to go to some faraway place they never heard of to kill or be killed, suddenly those kids, and their mommies and daddies, might start caring about – and paying attention to – the path of destruction the US is blazing around the world.

      The tune we are made to dance to in this country is that everyone is equal, there is no difference between male and female, and in fact gender is a choice. The so-called “women’s movement” insists that women be allowed into every typically male arena: the boy’s high school football team, the fire department, submarines. The key word is “allowed”, as Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) – upstanding protector of women’s rights – says, women should be allowed everything, but forced into nothing.

      Only men should be forced – that’s what we call “equality”. Unlike women, men should not be allowed to go anywhere they want. Certainly not into “female spaces” – no boys on the girl’s high school wrestling team – unless of course they suddenly realize that they are not male after all but actually female. Then we need to celebrate their “courage”. That’s what we call “equality” in these, the twilight years, of the American experiment.

      So yeah, everyone between the ages of 18 and 26 subject to the draft. When Billie-Jo, Bobby-Sue, and Tinky Winky start coming back in body bags maybe Mr., Mrs., and “They” America will put aside their Playstation, log out of OnlyFans, postpone choosing their next tattoo and say, “Hey, wait just a second!”

      Sadly the backlash will undoubtedly backfire. A special session of Congress will exempt women from having to do anything they don’t want to do – “We need to cherish and protect our wymmin – what were we thinking?!” Minorities will also be exempted, “Haven’t they suffered enough already building this wonderful country?!” Only white men will be required to die in faraway places, “After all, it’s their fault anyway!” But not white men in tight dresses and lots of badly applied make-up – they’s wymmin, and as such are allowed to shower with the girl’s basketball team.

      But still, let’s do it. Let’s not climb slowly down into the abyss, let’s go full Thelma and Louise!

      • OG June 23, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        Brilliant (as per usual).

      • Jarek June 23, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

        Yes. Both or neither. They want equality? Give it to them good and hard.

        Of course I’m against it in the ideal state which would have no illusions of equality.

      • Soul Forensics June 23, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

        The U.S.-Vietnam war ended not because, as is often believed, street protests changed the narrative (protests had been a thing for years without having an effect), but because there was a tipping point of parents seeing their sons arrive back in body bags that finally made them say, “enough!”, and the pols (at least back then) respected public opinion enough to be attuned to it.

        • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

          Two other things too, SF.

          Nixon tried to cut off support from the Ho Chi Minh trail in Fall 72 by bombing Cambodia and Laos. The Leftist Congress cut off the funds for it and he had to stop.

          CBS started publishing daily casualty reports on its nightly news. When the news showed no progress for the number of casualties, the public got pretty sick of it.

          IMHO, the main lesson here is that when the USA went into an area to try to stabilize it, it never, NEVER had a plan or a statement of victory. That was the MIC in action.

          • benr June 23, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

            Pathetic rules of engagement meaning a war is a war against the people of a country and its government.
            You can’t win a war without making the other side realize they will suffer utter defeat.

            These kinder gentler police action shit doesn’t work.

            Make war so ugly and brutal no one wants it and will do anything to avoid it.

      • Paula D June 23, 2024 at 5:33 pm #

        I have never understood why the answer to oppression is more oppression.

        ‘I don’t like peeing in a cup on demand, therefore I demand that other people be forced to pee in a cup also”.

        “I don’t like being dragged off the street and forced into combat with people I have nothing against, therefore I demand that other people be dragged off the street also”.

        Starting a draft is traditionally how rulers get enough bodies to fight their wars for them. This is happening in Ukraine right now.

        It is revisionism to claim that starting a draft will somehow stop wars, because parents will suddenly have some say in this “democracy”, and their rulers will decide it’s more important to make parents happy than to seize land and resources for themselves.

        Never happened before, won’t happen now. They don’t care what you think, they don’t care about dead American teenagers, they don’t care if parents grieve.
        They want global hegemony and they want Russian resources, and they don’t care how many people have to die for them to prevail.

        The Vietnam War ended because the Vietnamese won, not because people marched around the streets of the USA chanting.

        • beantownbill. June 23, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

          You kind of hit the nail on the head. The ultimate issue is that they don’t care. But how can they promulgate what they’re doing? It’s because these persons are sociopaths and psychopaths. They don’t connect with other people in an emotionally healthy manner. Evil has its claws in them, so part of the syndrome is to control and manipulate.

  57. benr June 23, 2024 at 10:15 am #

    So, it begins.
    The left filed a ton of bullshit cases against Trump some with zero standing in regard to law breaking and some way beyond the intent of severity. Misdemeanors years beyond the statute of limitations THEN UPGRADED TO FELONIES.
    Lawfare used to go after political rivals and us without our banana groves.

    Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is suing the state of New York over Donald Trump’s hush money trial case.

    Bailey (R-Mo.) posted on social media that he would be filing a lawsuit “against the State of New York for their direct attack on our democratic process through unconstitutional lawfare against President Trump.”

    “We have to fight back against a rogue prosecutor who is trying to take a presidential candidate off the campaign trail. It sabotages Missourians’ right to a free and fair election,” he added in a subsequent message.

    Reports have stated that the lawsuit is anticipated to be against Attorney General Letitia James (D-N.Y.), and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D-N.Y.) over the lawsuits brought against Trump.

    Bailey stated that the hush money trial was brought to smear Trump in the upcoming election and that New York’s statute of limitations on falsification of business records expired in 2019.

    He continued by adding that Bragg never specified “intent to commit another crime” that would have brought the charges back within time-limitation statutes.

    “Radical progressives in New York are trying to rig the 2024 election. We have to stand up and fight back,” Bailey told Fox News Digital.

    Bailey continued by saying that the investigations and subsequent prosecutions of Trump “appear to have been conducted in coordination with the United States Department of Justice.”

    Last month, Trump was found guilty of 34 felonies related to manipulating business records pertaining to a $130,000 payment made by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election.

    Sentencing has been set for July 11th.

    • JohnAZ June 23, 2024 at 10:28 am #

      One comment Benr, what is it that Trump does to these egomaniacs running this country that infuriates them so very much? Is it as simple as

      “You are fired”?

      By the way, Glen Beck has a new chalkboard session on You Tube showing what is really going on today in America. Basically, it is the rise of the 1% aristocracy to be in charge of everyone else, the aristocracy being basically the academic aristocracy. It is very informative. Feudalism, serfdom, here we come. Constitution, bye-bye.

      • benr June 23, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

        He was a beloved Democrat at one point.
        They climbed over each other to take pictures with him and get financial support from him.
        Then he switched sides and became a Judas goat to the Democrat criminal cabal and started exposing them for the goose-stepping totalitarian fucks they really are.