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      So many calamities, quandaries, and mysteries swirl in the zeitgeist these days that life in the USA feels like swimming against a rising tide of poisoned guacamole. Nothing has been able to stop that green spewage from the political Left, especially as it desecrates our very language to turn everything up, down, and everything inside, outside. You end up drowning the consensus about reality under the muck. Now, finally, there are political forces gathering to oppose all this deliberate malice and deceit and they will need something like a fire-hose to clean the joint up.

     The outstanding feature of this political illness has been the utter lack of accountability for gross insults against the public interest — that is, things that really matter. As Congresswoman Ilhan Omar once put it so obliquely, “some people did some things.” Yes, people are at the bottom of all this mischief against the country and none of them have had to answer for any of it yet. Will it matter if they do? It may not correct all the disasters of recent past years, but it may prevent more disasters ahead as the nation struggles with epic changes to the business model for running everything in this land. Some people will have to do a lot of things to straighten out our agenda.

     Everyone is aware by now that the new Congress is assembling several committees to attempt just that. One is the aptly-named panel on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. That’s an excellent name for it because the officials running the engines of state have carried out a war against the people. It is, after all, supposed to be a government of, by, and for the people, not a government against the people. Where to even start?

     Former US attorney and chief-of-staff to the SecDef, Kash Patel, had a good idea: start with the latest insult to the country. Haul in the newly-appointed special counsel assigned to the “Joe Biden” purloined document scandal. His name is Robert Hur. He was a top aide to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the height of RussiaGate, and liaison to the Robert Mueller operation. Mr. Hur participated in filing falsified warrants based on Steele Dossier nonsense to the FISA court. He should have been accountable for that. He’s not fit to serve as any sort of legal arbiter in a national scandal. He was not appointed to shed any light on the issue, but to bury it under a load of procedural horse-shit, in particular, the dodge that questions about “ongoing investigations” can’t be answered. Let’s disarm that weapon from the get-go. And why not appoint Mr. Patel chief counsel to the Weaponization of Government Committee?

     Another person who must answer right away is CDC Director Rochelle Walensky because her agency is still aggressively pushing mRNA shots strongly implicated in causing injury and death among the American people. There are no more obvious weapons against the people than these deadly products retailed by Pfizer and Moderna. The government’s “vaccination” crusade has to stop ASAP. Not one more dose of the stuff should be given to anybody. An audit needs to be run on the CDC’s data base to determine exactly how it was manipulated to hide the facts about “vaccine” injuries and deaths.

      The public should also hear why Ms. Walensky’s CDC promoted “incentive payments” to hospitals for each patient who died testing positive for Covid-19 (not necessarily from Covid-19). The payments per patient ranged wildly, state by state from $18,000 (NJ) to a whopping $471,000 (WVa). Why was that? The payments amounted to a bonanza for hospital administrators, who were incentivized not only to misattribute cause-of-death — the proverbial motorcycle crash victim who tests positive — but to let people die on ventilators.

The Weaponization of Government Committee might also subpoena FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf and his two predecessors during the Covid-19 event, Janet Woodcock and Stephen Hahn. The country needs to hear what they knew about the operation that produced the “vaccines” with such astonishing speed — as if these products were somehow in development before Covid-19 even appeared on the scene. They also need to answer about the shenanigans behind the following: the fudged and expedited “vaccine” trials; the demonization and virtual outlawing of existing safe and effective FDA-approved drugs for early treatment, ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and other meds; the promotion of toxic remdesivir as a primary therapy for C-19; and the initiation and extension (for three years) of an emergency use authorization that shielded the drug companies from liability while injuries and deaths mounted.

     Obviously, there are many other channels of inquiry waiting to be explored in the government’s war against the people, especially the lingering questions about election interference and the official censorship of news. The excellent writer who goes by Sundance at The Last Refuge website made some capital suggestions for going forward with these inquiries: one is to rely primarily on witness testimony rather than on documents that federal officials will surely do everything possible to hide. Don’t turn this into a futile battle over the docs. Let’s just hear what the people-in-charge have to say. Secondly — and this may be hard for many angry, injured people to swallow — immunize witnesses against prosecution, to give them no incentive to hide what they know, what actions they carried out, and who told them to do it. Give them this immunity, Sundance wrote, in the interest of maximum transparency — because punishment of these characters is less important than showing the people of this country how far off the rails we have gone, and how to get back on. It may not be optimally satisfying, but it’s an argument worth pondering.


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1,029 Responses to “Against the Tide”

  1. Walter B January 16, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    Clearly it is a good sign that someone with supposed power is looking into what has been going down now and perhaps there may be some ‘splainin that comes out sooner or later. Perhaps I have grown too cynical in my old age or have just gotten too used to be lied to and ignored the truth by our appointed “leaders, bur until something of real value happens, the only signs that I will continue to have faith in are those that read “Slippery When Wet”, and “Danerous Road Ahead”.

    • Islander January 16, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      Walter B:
      I am sure you don’t think of yourself as a troll, but you act like one.

      Always first off the draw with a negative message that undermines what our host has just written.

      Why don’t you stop it.

      Find some other way to fill the trollish need you seem to have.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:14 am #

        Disagreeing is not trolling. I find value in WalterB’s posts, especially given his tenure in government and experience therein.

        • Disaffected January 16, 2023 at 10:23 am #

          Likewise! Walter’s just speaking his truth, which I tend to agree with much of the time as well.

      • Walter B January 16, 2023 at 10:18 am #

        It is a wakeup call not a troll, do not be so sensitive. Jim’s blog is very important to me and what he brings to us is valuable information that very few other outlets put out. He does his part, and we have to do ours. Sitting around the campfire singing Cumbia will not get anything accomplished. When things are going well, you can have all the fun and games you care to play. When things are going bad, we have to get off of our butts and DO something in our own small circles of influence. One if by land and two if by see. Do something, please!

        • teddyboy46 January 16, 2023 at 10:33 am #

          Well, Walter B has picked up a Social Media Manager.

          This is an operative of a government agency that has been assigned to monitor JHKs blog and Troll anyone speaking the truth.

          Walter B must have struck a nerve. Good Work.

          • Walter B January 16, 2023 at 10:45 am #

            You should have seen that slamming the crap out of me on Farcebook while I was in office and not only pointing out the corruption, but actually righting some of the wrongs and getting our township out of debt.

            A former mayor had to take down the commercial building he put up without any permitting or tax increases, the planning board chairman who was outed for building his new house without a CO or any taxation for 10 years. Yeah, the bad guys fight dirty and not nearly enough people stand up and fight them.

            I will go to my grave with the satisfaction of knowing that I manned up and fought instead of just sitting there bitching.

            Thank you for your kind words.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:01 am #

            Thank you for fighting the good fight, Walter B.

            Islander will stand up & apologize for a billionaire grifter like Elon Musk but criticize someone like you, who has taken on the big guys locally and with nothing behind you (like billions of dollars, the defense industry and the deep state).

          • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Walter seems reasonable, and in fact often is reasonable – and sometimes brilliant. But he hates to be publicly disagreed with or shown to be wrong. Then you’ll see a very different Walter.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

            MQ, you persists in mischaracterizing what I actually write about Musk, starting with the “Musk worshipper” phrase. I assume that you can read, so I don’t know why you do this; however, I do speculate as to why you do it.

            I find that Walter B’s message is always the same: “I am pessimistic.”

            JHK called him out on his crybabyism.

      • Rowdypiglet January 16, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        I disagree. I value Walter B’s contributions, which are always reasonable, well argued, and derived from his experience.

        I enjoy the comments here, even those in disagreement with our host, provided they make a genuine argument. No one needs a comment section full of sycophants.

      • megabeth January 16, 2023 at 11:30 am #

        Pessimism or realism should not be confused with trolling.

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 11:50 am #

          An optimist hopes something good happens. A pessimist hopes something bad doesn’t happen. The operative word being hope.
          Hope is the last vestige of denial.

          A realist just sees what is – makes no value judgement or spin on things. Being a realist works – we should try harder to be realists – it helps.

          Seeing reality is understanding – optimism & pessimism are feelz.

          • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            True, but a person of faith may fight on against incredible odds – and triumph despite the realism which would have told him to give up.

            Of course your realism may be able to accommodate doing the same. A one in a hundred chance is still a chance.

            There was little reason to believe that Christendom would triumph at Lepanto against the Turkish savages. And the doctrine of Just War as defined by people like Pope Benedict would have had them give up – rather than allow the Holy Ghost a free hand.

          • Greg January 16, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            Ron, my take is that we first must be sure we’re seeing things as they truly are, without spin, and then go on to judge their significance in light of our values.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            Hope in the Christian sense is the confident expectation that God is working.

          • Rowdypiglet January 16, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

            Ron, One of the fundamentals of a leftist worldview is the belief that human nature can be changed. It’s this belief that makes it appealing to the young and naive. It’s also the reason I left it behind bit by bit as I grew older.

            A genuine realist knows that the only people who make no value judgments are people with no values. Human beings are creatures that think and feel. Imagining that either one of these things, or both, can be done away with is in no way realistic. We have to learn to work with what we are. A sane, adult person maintains a balance between thinking and feeling. Both hope and despair are part of being human.

            Since I left behind my liberal views, I always ask the same question when someone proposes one of these modifications of human nature, which is: what do you propose as the punishment for refusing the modification you’ve chosen for us? The Soviets found out, as others have, that even the threat of being sent to the gulag was insufficient.

          • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

            Rowdy – I’m probably just to the right of Attila the Hun, but that’s another conversation.

            You are correct, the reality is, people are thinking & feeling, and hope and despair are a part of the reality of being human.

            We make decisions of course, based upon those realities, and our personal values.

            Point was to separate optimism & pessimism from realism – some consider optimism & pessimism as intuition, whereas in reality, they are “into wishin'”.

            Appreciate your perspective.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

            It is perfectly possible to be realistic in a very bad situation without constantly pointing out the obvious: We are in a bad situation. Yeah, we know that.

            If you were crew on the Endurance, what kind of person would you want for your captain? I’ll choose Shackleton.

            (BTW, I just learned that the wreck of the Endurance was discovered under the Antarctic ice in March 2022.)

        • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

          If a White man and an East Asian woman have children together, the boys will often not be able to identify with the father. They’re just too different. And that is a very, very bad thing.

          You may not like it, but it’s true. And the others may get along fine with their parents, “just” not identify with either people. Is that a good thing or a bad thing, Beth?

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

            Dear gawd, you’re insane.

          • SpeedyBB January 17, 2023 at 10:08 am #

            Jarek: “If a White man and an East Asian woman have children together, the boys will often not be able to identify with the father.”

            Interesting proposition, and one worth thinking over. The first thought that came to mind was “Tiger Woods” which seems to be an exception to your statement. Also

            I found the points you raise in CFN, outrageous as they sound at first hearing, often worth serious consideration. I do not bother with “right” or “wrong”, “correct”, “incomplete”, “false by insinuation”, but rather consider the issue on its own merits.

          • Anthea January 17, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

            Kids are generally more attached to whichever parent they most resemble temperamentally–that is, the one whose temperament they inherited. But the thing you notice when you have a whole bunch of kids is that some get their temperament from their mother and some from their father, and some kids seem to get a little bit of both.

            The “problem” (if it is one) of boys not being able to identify with their fathers and girls not being able to identify with their mothers is very common, even without throwing Asians into the mix.

            When a girl inherits her temperament from her father, and her mother is of a very different temperament, mother and daughter are likely to have a whole lot of trouble getting along, and even understanding each other.

            The “daddy’s girl” who cannot relate to her mother at all is very common. And conversely, and also with boys.

            These temperamental variations cause a lot of family discord, especially when the discord is about nothing at all. Family members are not pissed because little sister fidgets or chews on her pencils; they’re pissed because she lacks their own stolid temperament. She is more mercurial. And the mercurial family members will be irritated by the stolid ones.

          • Ron Anselmo January 19, 2023 at 1:56 am #

            @ Anthea

            You make some very interesting points about the mishmash of children inheriting certain parental temperaments and the bonds that follow or not. The patterns are there I think – just never thought of the reasons they formed in that way. I enjoy the breadth & depth of your comments. Your family is fortunate to have such a matriarch.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      Another good sign I noticed- evidently Idahoans weren’t having it that their Senator was taking off to the WEF meeting.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:17 am #

        Oh really? LOL. I missed that. That’s great. I’m going to try to go get some footage at the next Caldwell school board meeting, against the wokie policies they are trying to implement. There were like 1500 people at the last one, and the school board ended it early because they didn’t want to deal with the opposition.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            Soujnds like his constituents—at least the Republicans among them—gave him an earful.

            I wonder whether any Mass. reps have visions of WEF sugar plums dancing in their little brains.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

          Mary Q loves in Idaho? I’m not far from Boise..maybe I’ll try and find you in the Caldwell crowd. LMAO!

          • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

            That’ll be fun.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            Good luck.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

            I’ll bring the chardonnay.

          • Mike G January 18, 2023 at 4:36 am #

            Who the f drinks wine? Pussies

          • Ron Anselmo January 19, 2023 at 2:00 am #

            Mike G – you’re exactly right. His choice of beverage was no surprise. How much you want to bet he holds his pinky out too? Pussy.

      • C.O.Jones January 16, 2023 at 11:05 am #

        Citizens of Georgia seem to be ok with Republican Governor Kemp taking off to Davos to hobnob with the WEF.

        • Mike G January 18, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

          Maybe he will come back with a recipe for meal worm gravy on soy crackers?

      • GreenAlba January 16, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        I wonder what (James) Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party, would think. He was working in the Lanarkshire coal mines at the age of seven.

        His namesake (Sir) Keir Starmer, lawyer, former Queen’s Councillor and currently Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and leader of the Labour Party, is off to Davos with the rest of them.

        I mentioned his forthcoming visit in my last email to my (Scottish Labour) MP, pointing out that Mr Starmer seemed to have forgotten that collusion between governments and the corporatocracy is the very definition of fascism, and that the Labour Party seemed particularly keen to tread that path.

        I’ve had quite a few replies from him (all useless), but I’m not expecting that one to be acknowledged.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      I share your cynicism about anyone being held responsible.

      I love reading Jim’s optimistic take, though.

    • Walter B January 16, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      If anyone wants to see a great and current example of why I believe that there is much talk and little to no action, go to You Tube and check out the video, “Chip Roy: ‘Doesn’t This Make Anyone Nervous?”.

      It is 1/2 hour long, but even watching for a few minutes will prove to you that the boss is the same as the old boss. I hope that time proves me wrong here, and I suppose that I should find hope in the fact that at least one of them spoke critically about his House of the Setting Sun, but I certainly am very tired of waiting to see any signs of correction.

    • Greg January 16, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      Hi Walter,
      I think a key question is the extent to which the Republicans themselves are compromised by bribery, blackmail or extortion. Because the public expectations of “explanin’ ” have been aroused, there may be some revelation of wrongdoing, but carefully calibrated to avoid exposing the system itself as worm eaten, as opposed to a few scapegoated individuals. per your own history of civic activism, I’m betting that cleaning house from the bottom up is more likely thantrying to do it from the top down.

  2. Mountain gal January 16, 2023 at 9:46 am #

    And it really does come down to who benefits? Who benefited by the insane amounts of money the vax earned? By all of those prevented from accessing safe and effective treatments that were put on respirators and given Remdesevir? From all the small businesses that closed? Was it partly to kill off elders or the sick/disabled? I dunno. It’s just so huge and monstrous I don’t know where to begin to figure it out.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      There is a tangled matrix of a great many rackets, that’s why it is so hard to pick apart and tease out just who is behind it.

      I think some of the players aren’t even aware of the others.

      I think I may have discovered who is ultimately behind much of it, though. We’ll see if this posts:

      https://www.tiktok.com/@drfakenstein/video/7188682457456102658

      • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        Beryl,

        This is hilarious!! Everyone needs to watch this for a little comedic relief.

      • steppingup January 16, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Thank you, I needed that….LOL..

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:10 am #

        Wow that’s amazing. The ‘deep fakes’ sure have gotten realistic.

        Hilarious, too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Walter B January 16, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      One of the most important issues that Jim has been doing a great job hammering on here is the injections, their murderous effects, and the insane continuation of those who brought this agenda to us and who promote it still.

      In my circle of human contacts, I have already seen dozens of deaths and disabilities from the injected, at least half of them being healthy and without any comorbidities.

      MY MSN hotmail home page touts’ multiple deaths every damn day like Priscilla Presley, some healthy high school or college athlete, or celebrity. Is that some way of rubbing our noses in it? Why this murderous campaign is still be pushed and why anyone at all is buying into it baffles me. The only positive way to look at this, if it continues unabated is that survival of the fittest appears to be working.

      • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 10:29 am #

        PP is alive. Lisa Marie died and she had a pill habit, if I recall.

        More alarming are the under 30 year olds having sudden deaths.

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 10:39 am #

          Yes, Lisa Marie has left the building.

        • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          Malth, I suspect she died from the same thing that killed Janice Joplin, Alan Ladd, Marilyn, John Belushi, Jim Morrison, Dorothy Kilgallen, Errol Flynn, & Elvis himself.

          • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            Janis Joplin.

            Lisa, like father like daughter, sadly.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            Yes. She was obviously drugged up at the Golden Globes. She had to be held up by one of her dad’s old friends.

        • Mick January 16, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          Lisa Marie abused both opioids and cocaine, by her admission. Cocaine certainly does a lot of damage to the heart. Of course, the addition of opioids just compounded the damage.

          The day before her death she was complaining of sharp abdominal pain. I have read that she may have had a diseased liver.

          And she never stopped grieving over the suicide of her son just two years ago. I think in LMP’s case it was a combination of factors that led to her cardiac arrest. Not even known if she took any jabs or not. Probably did since she lived in CA.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            She did a PSA or something promoting the jabs, and she herself had at least three.

          • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

            A weakened body will be killed by Covid, or the flu, or even malaria.

            All of our systems have reserves for stressed situations. Destroy the reserves and disease has a much easier job killing us.

      • Mountain gal January 16, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        If you’re not already following it, the Telegram channel Died Suddenly “ is scary and horrific.

      • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        It’s not survival of the fittest. Some of the most fit among us are dropping like flies. It’s survival of the uninjured. I’ve heard it derisively referred to as an IQ test. But I don’t think intelligence is actually what has saved the unvaxxed. It’s a compliance test and the compliant are the ones flunking the test.

        • C.O.Jones January 16, 2023 at 11:23 am #

          I dunno. Part of the reason my now ex divorced me was I refused to wear a mask or to take the shot.

          When they began pushing the shot, I pointed out to her there were already (wonder how they knew?) figures that said Covid killed 0.26% of the people infected and was especially deadly for those over age 80 and the obese. Neither of us fit those categories.

          “Sounds like the flu” was my reasoning.

          I submit @mrs_saj that maybe the compliant ones flunking the test are of lower IQ.

          • Mike G January 18, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

            The whole scenario was mind bongoling, you have almost no chance of dying from it unless they stick your sorry ass in the hospital and kill you and o yeah we won’t let you go unharassed unless you do.

            Millions signed up and did the same to their poor children who had no dog in the fight,,and they still are doing it!

            shows you how fn stupid people we know are, amazing!

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          Mrs. – the compliant aren’t the ones flunking; they are the ones who are passing.

          • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Lol, Ron. I guess it all depends on your definition of ‘flunk’. But it’s good to hear from you.

            The reason I balk at calling it an IQ test is that it seems to me that lots of folks traditionally considered intelligent, like those with advanced educations, are falling prey to the command to take the jab. So, to me, it does not seem to entirely be a matter of intelligence. Other factors seem to be in play: political ideals, skepticism, and even just plain stubbornness.

            I have an above average IQ, but I truly excel at stubbornness.

          • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

            “passing” 🙂

          • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

            Book smarts (the ability to memorize and repeat) are not applicable here Mrs_Saj.

            This is about real intelligence.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

            Mrs. Saj:

            What is labeled intelligence does not necessarily = thinking for oneself.

            In fact, the opposite is often the case:
            Many of those who succeed in our competitive educational environment (I mean, the competition to be accepted and then graduate from topnotch educational institutions) are actuallyl very good at perceving accepted parameters, the Overton window, and staying within them/it. Even unconsciously, to avoid cognitive dissonance.

            These types of people are also the most likely to have professional positions where their livelihoods are dependent on not *really* questioning authority. If they start to stray, the “Trump” dogwhistle will soon bring them back into line.

            The basic mentality of these “intelligent” group-thinkers was well described by Thomas Frank in “Listen, Liberal!” Which came out hears before the covid madness, but is eerily prescient.

            This is all part of the “He’s smart, but he’s stupid” factor.

            There may be noncompliant who refused to comply for stupid reasons.
            Unlike people like us (!!!), who said no thank-you because we did inform ourselves and our antennae were whipping wildly in the blasts of propaganda. That, I would say, is a good proxy for an IQ test.

            It doesn’t matter how “smart” you are if you end up sick or dead. Evolutionary dead-end!

        • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          Which means in this case, the survival of the smart – as in street smart, not IQ per se.

          • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Well said.

          • farmgal January 16, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

            Wasn’t there a big conversation last week about “per se”?
            Just “se ing”

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

            Nothing wrong with “per se”–per se.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

          Good point. For once in my life, being a rebellious, stubborn, obstinate, recalcitrant rebel is paying dividends.

      • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        One of the guys I play guitar with is a borderline communist and took 3 shots.

        Last practice, he said he thinks the government is trying to kill off a good chunk of the population.

        My jaw nearly hit the floor.

        • Rowdypiglet January 16, 2023 at 11:51 am #

          The compliant are constrained by the terror they know will descend on them when they admit that they’ve taken poison and that their lives will be either suddenly cut short or otherwise ended prematurely.

          The other factor in play now is that people can’t help but notice how many healthy people (often young or in early middle age) in their work and social circles are dying of Suddenly. It’s no longer possible to not notice.

          • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            Yeah. Hearing this particular guy just blurt out that he thinks the powers that be are murdering us was a step that went far, far beyond what I would expect a leftist to think.

            We are friends, and I was going to broach the shot subject carefully, and he just went all in.

            The cracks in the facade are now bigger than big if a former Bader-Meinhof nut now realizes Pfizer and Gates tried to murder him.

            🙂

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            I’m still flabbergasted that so many are fine with being treated like a lab rat, and they KNOW they are.

            Glad to hear of your friends’ awakening.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 8:21 pm #

          Who ever said communists were terribly bright?

      • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        WalterB . . .

        To answer your question, ” …and why anyone at all is buying into it baffles me.”

        **Mass Formation Psychosis**

        [See Dr Mattias Desmet — Ghent University]

        • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

          I don’t think it can be “mass formation” when people are confined to their homes and isolated from one another.

          The psychosis bit is nonsense.

          • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

            Actually Islander, this is not a process requiring — in any way, shape or form, the individual’s actually being physically together.
            Their enforced separation from each other, with not very much to do — other than their near-continual fixation with media screens large (60″) or small (2-1/2″), actually served to greatly amplify & accelerate the condition.
            Perhaps you should *actually* read Desmet.
            Additionally, this psychosis was also definitively explored by Gustave Le Bon in his seminal 1895 work “The Crowd: A study of the Popular Mind”.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

            And yet, here you are on social media.

            Think hard, Islander, how could SO many people think the same (errant) things? I know you can do it.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

            “I would like to do an energy and carbon footprint audit of the whole affair.”

            Hey, you forgot the snark alert.

            I believe I have written quite a lot here as to what I perceive to be the major problems with Desmet’s theory, as he set if forth in a session with Reiner Fuellmich.

            It is my recollection that Fuellmich also was not comfortable with the Desmet theory. Unlike his then colleague, Viviane.

            Dr. Peter Breggin has also explained in detail his problems with the Desmet view. The primary issue is that Desmet in the end effect blames the victims. In response to Breggin’s criticism, Dr. Robert Malone has sued Dr. Breggin, 86, and his wife, Ginger Breggin, for $25 million. Something is wrong with this whole picture.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

            Whoops, control + V glitch.
            Intended:

            “Think hard, Islander, how could SO many people think the same (errant) things? I know you can do it.”

            The answer is so obivous! mass psychosis!
            Big words batted around by . . . anyone who wants to bat them around. BTW, I don’t think Desmet spoke of “psychosis.”
            I am quite sure his phrase was/is “mass formation.”

            Details, details . . .
            “Think harder” . . .
            What a joke.

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 5:09 am #

            Islander . . .

            Point taken; however . . .

            1.) Malone is ‘controlled opposition’.

            2.) You have succeeded in ‘throwing more
            gasoline on the fire”.

            3.) This is to be fully expected of you for
            two (2) very simple reasons:

            A. You are human
            B. You have an ego

            4.) Due to #3 [above], you have ‘skin in the
            game’, as it is likely you have not
            ‘extinguished your ego’ [as occurs with
            many Eastern religions].

            5.) As a result thereof, you are simply not
            capable, as the majority of ‘us’ — as
            regards your understanding of this
            matter — of remaining objective.

            6.) Occam’s razor, Ockham’s razor, or
            Ocham’s razor:

            A. Also known as the principle of parsimony or the law of parsimony, is the problem-solving principle that “entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity”.

            ‘throwing more gasoline on the fire”

            B. It is generally understood in the sense that with competing theories or explanations, the simpler one, for example a model with fewer parameters, is to be preferred.

      • Brandon Laskow January 16, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

        Lisa Marie Presley, not Priscilla

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:18 am #

      They made it very hard to track! So, the institutions who were handed MILLIONS in covid19 $$ were not required to track how it was spent! Talk about insane.

    • happiface January 16, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      mr trump became king of the respiratiors and bragged endlessly on it as well as king of the vaxx–i have heard no retractions from the guy–we all know the medical “experts” were saying this is what is needed but they were all in on the take–unknown what goes on in trumps head about vaxx or the respirators that killed and are going to kill millions–he blew it big time to seem like he had solutions==f off mr trump

      • Rowdypiglet January 16, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        I suspect he initially thought he’d called in the experts, and trusted them. At some point I’m sure he realized otherwise, but he won’t admit to it because his ego is his biggest flaw. He would have had to make admissions in public that he just isn’t capable of making.

        • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          It’s very hard to con a con-man. I seem to be the only who remembers Trump trying to warn people that it was all a scam, “If we just stopped worrying about it, it would go away.” But he got panned for that, since he didn’t have the guts to come out and talk plainly about what he knew.

          But I agree about his flawed character. He’s too proud to admit he was publicly wrong, and certainly he’ll never admit that he knew it was a scam but he was too weak or frightened to really fight for us openly.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

            He had a lot of good ideas, according to Dr. Scott Atlas, but unfortunately he didn’t have anyone on his team who saw to it that his wishes were carried out.

            In fact, he had people actively working to thwart him and keep him in the dark as to what was going on.

            He was ultimately responsible for the task force, however.

            When Pence’s dummy of a Surgeon General ,started blithering about hankies and rubber bands it was time to show him the door.

          • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            Remember Fauci wearing two masks and then began to speak about how people should wear three and goggles too?

            The dapper little man! Let’s see how dapper he is in the dock. Or on the scaffold.

            Hankies. The Globalists adopted this motif as code much as the old gays did earlier.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

            Remember when Trump said we should leave the WHO.

            At the time I thought he was nutcase, and this idea was akin to tearing up all of the test ban treaties.

            But as the situation developed I saw that Trump was right! The WHO does not represent the interests of sovereign nations but has been captured by Gates and the WEF.

            So, Trump was right about that!! But by the time some of us came round to understanding that, Trump had already capitulated to peer pressure in DC, the NIH, Big Pharma, the AMA, who knows who was twising his arm? If I ever knew, I have forgotten.

            What this (and other early policy ideas of Trump, such as cooling it with Russia and bringing manufacturing jobs back to the USA, and getting control of the border) suggests to me is that Trump is like a lot Americans: He has a decent BS detector, but it is pretty easy to neutralize it when the going gets tough.

            Remember John Mitchell: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Unfortunately, Trump was and is not nearly tough enough. Although given what has been slung at the guy it is amazing that he is still standing at all . . . .

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 5:37 am #

            Jarek . . .

            Notwithstanding Trump’s obvious ego-driven character ‘impediments’, I do believe you are onto something here:

            “…he didn’t have the guts to come out and talk plainly about what he knew.”

            Absolutely right!

            However . . . he knew a HELL of a lot!

            In May of 2017 — just after midnigh, Donald Trump tweeted:

            “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

            That was it.

            “covfefe”.

            Many of his 31 million followers on Twitter were baffled.

            No Longer . . .

            ‘cov’ . . . Covid-19

            ‘fefe’ . . . Iron [Fe] on the Periodic Table . . .

            …repeated twice.

            It is now established [real] science, that the spike protein of the bioweapon, inundates the entire body with unbound Iron atoms; said unbound Iron – in massive quantities, benig the primary causitive factor for the destruction of ALL physiological processes necessary for humans to remain alive.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 11:57 am #

            Yes, Superman was the Man of Iron, but no doubt his iron was bound. Also, Meher Baba said that some of the Masts (the God mad) were very attracted to iron and would wear iron on their bodies.

  3. SpeedyBB January 16, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    I am reminded of a Johnny Carson joke about the hapless Spiro Agnew, who had to resign the Vice-Presidency when he was caught with his hand in the till, and prosecuted for corruption.

    “He pleaded ‘Nolo Contendere’ to the court”, said Johnny. “That means ‘I didn’t do it and I won’t do it again’.”

  4. Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    Excellent Jim – thanks as always for your relentless pursuit of these fuckers. Never let them come up for air on Covid.

    Should be easy to do, as the remnants of their attempted genocide will continue to show up in our overall genetic makeup going forward. No hiding that.

    Not so sure I agree with Sundance on immunity – personally, I say kill them all and let God sort them out – black flag all of them.

    • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      An afterthought – as I remember it, when justice was dispensed in Union Grove, there was no reliance on “documents”. Let’s return to that process. Short, sweet, and simple.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

        how civilized of you….

        • wokethis January 16, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          Give ’em a fair trial and then hang ’em…

        • Uncle Bob January 16, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

          No more — and no less — civilized than what your WEF masters have done to humanity via their clot shots, ESG scores, and CRT.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

            Welcome back crazy uncle!

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

      I second that sentiment, Ron. I read widely and no one has taken quite as deep of a dive into the Swamp mess as our esteemed host and his never-ending list of suggestions for questioning all manner of nefarious characters before Congressional committees continues to impress me greatly.

      I sincerely hope that the right “plugged-in” people with the new GOP majority in the House are taking note of these fine suggestions.

      I cannot wait to stock up on a few bags of pork skins to munch on while watching these cretins benignly slowly Bar-B-Que’d on Capitol Hill.

  5. sanspeur January 16, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    Giving witnesses immunity is a good idea, but the witnesses don’t live in a bubble. Their testimony will destroy any shred of respect from anyone in their social circles, and all hell will descend on their lives and those of any relatives.

    So although a good idea, it isn’t an incentive for the witness,. They will still be killed either socially or physically from their testimony.

    • Islander January 16, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      I disagree.

      I think the truth has a large constituency.

      In a criminal investigation, you work your way up the chain of guilt, staring with the smaller guys. They get immunity in return for fingering the guy next up the line, and so forth.

      In the current situation I think most thinking people realize that many small fish were put under a lot pressure to toe the line.

      Even though “a fish rots from the head,” it might make sense to tap the tail and body of the fish and offer it immunity.

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

      Yes, standard police work: Get them to rat on big guys and make them pay, one way or another. At the very least in the utter loss of credibility.

  6. JackStraw January 16, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    Excellent points, Jim, and I sincerely hope it all comes to fruition.

    I have evolved in to a hopeless cynic, but I have to think that there must be a line that we’ll cross that will finally trigger something in the brain-dead public, and that they will react with zeal to right the ship.

    But I doubt it….

    • MiTurn January 16, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      JS, I think that that line is soon approaching as more and more people experience first hand unequivocable contrary evidence to the ‘narrative.’ They have to see it and experience it firsthand. This ‘sudden adult death syndrome’ and the fact that adults are contracting RSV — a mild disease normally limited to infants — is what I have in mind.

      A vaccinated 25 year old suddenly dying from mayocarditis is a medical mystery only to the establishment.

  7. MiTurn January 16, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    “The public should also hear why Ms. Walensky’s CDC promoted “incentive payments” to hospitals for each patient who died testing positive for Covid-19…”

    Did any hospital anywhere say “no thanks” to these payments? I doubt it.

    And maybe Ms. Walensky needs her fourth booster, just to put her actions where her (I’m sorry, ‘their’) mouth is.

    Jim, stay out of tall buildings with open windows.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      The hospitals ‘cleared the decks’ for the onslaught of patients sick with a virus the likes of which the world had never seen. In some cases, governments ordered that all other elective visits be postponed.

      It was take the covid money or get nothing.

      • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

        BoO;
        Closely related (perhaps this is what you were alluding to):

        Hospitals’ bottom lines were taking major hits with the “cancellation” of all procedures and exams, etc. except for covid cases.

        Because that strangled the flow of funds from insurance companies that hospitals and doctors rely on for their income stream.

        No heart surgeries, eye surgeries, whatever surgeries and treatments meant no income.

  8. MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Great article today, James, thank you.

    I love the idea of a task force looking into the incentive to kill people on ventilators, which was surely done, as countless health care practitioners (mostly nurses) were tearfully attesting.

    None of those governors who directed (mandated) that ill people be placed in nursing homes have been held to account, either. I would love to add them to the list. It was 8 Democrat governors, IIRC, including Cuomo and Newscum.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      We did so know ventilators were not ‘treatment’ for anything, let alone for patients with respiratory issues, before the first patient entered a hospital.

      The covid task force didn’t look very far before they adopted the commie’s policies.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Yep. Remember, it was maybe the first week of the lockdown, when Cuomo ordered 10K ventilators, and this was seen as some great accomplishment. Paula D has pointed out though that ventilators require trained personnel to run and monitor them, and that wasn’t done.

        In NYC, nurses said that if an indigent person was unlucky enough to wander in off the street, they’d be marked as Covid positive, drugged, and hooked up to a ventilator, where they died. It was straight up murder.

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:26 am #

          And then, of course, the hospital would receive $49K.

          • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

            .And then, of course, the hospital would receive $49K“…which “they” (who the fuck knows who “they” are, of course) immediately went out and spent on fast cars, cocaine & hookers. The rest, they just squandered, right?

            FFS! When will this ridiculous trope finally curl up and die among you nutjobs? Never, I suspect.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

            Not a trope, fact, and easy to find as no one is denying it:

            https://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/cdc-admits-finacial-hospital-incentives-drove-up-covid-19-death-rates

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:25 pm #

            Organiclifestylemagazine….
            great source Q…solid. Jeezus. Redneck Liberal…welcome back to the crazy dome.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

            When you can’t attack the facts always attack the messenger.

            What morons do.

        • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 10:30 am #

          Cuomo is for baby killing as well.

          • Uncle Bob January 16, 2023 at 10:33 pm #

            Well, it goes along with being a Democrat pol these days, so….

            The last two major Democrat politicians I can think of were David Bonior, whose career was submarined in a primary 15 or so years ago, and Bob Casey Sr, who was so popular that Pennsylvanians continue to elect his idiot son despite the younger Casey’s complete lack of accomplishments in Washington.

        • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 11:10 am #

          I also remember companies like GM were scrambling to convert some of their manufacturing lines to ventilator manufacturing lines, to cover the shortage. This was back in the day that I had no idea it was all a scam. I watched Cuomo’s daily press conference with all the power point slides thinking, “ he looks very presidential.” What a fool I was.

          My awakening was a process throughout 2020. And my love of criminal cold cases meant I was extremely familiar with what the PCR test can do and what it can’t. By the end of 2020, I knew we were in big trouble and not to take the shots.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 11:27 am #

            You weren’t a fool. He did look presidential, as we’ve come to think of it.

            You formed an impression, but you didn’t stop there and allow that first impression to keep you from learning more.

          • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

            Thanks Beryl. I may do it slowly, but I keep learning.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

            IMO Mrs. Saj is one of the most sage commenters here.

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

            The ”ventilator shortage” was a complete media fabrication, seized upon by TDS sufferers eagerly, because they will swallow any nonsense they are told by official sources.

            Ventilators can’t be used without electricity and oxygen hookups, (as I pointed out last week when some media slurper talked about seeing hallways in China being lined with ventilated patients).
            They need a trained nurse and a RT to mind the patient and the ventilator. They need an highly trained doctor to prescribe the settings of the ventilator and the drugs needed to keep the patient sedated, If the patient wakes up, they will pull out the ET tube. That is how they do.

            I remember watching a video of an ER doctor in New York City fairly early on, in which he expressed bafflement that the ventilators were not effective on covid patients, and he couldn’t understand why.
            I remember he said that it covid respiratory failure was not an airway problem, it was an oxygen exchange problem in the alveoli, so the ventilators were not helping.

            But the media hype continued and Trump was pressured into pushing for more production.

            As far as the competing Cuomo daily press conferences, it is clear that he as being groomed as the Dem anti-Trump presidential candidate. Both the Trump and the Cuomo press briefings were covered live daily, which doesn’t usually happen. They were hyping the “pandemic” as well as hyping Cuomo. Every day the media took something Trump said and twisted it beyond belief, to make him look bad. Every day the media told us how wise and caring Cuomo was.

            And then something happened. I have no idea what happened, but the total reversal of the propaganda and his quick total takedown makes it clear that the overlords changed their minds and went with Biden instead.

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Wow. I went to YouTube to try to find the video of the ER doctor I had seen.

            Search for “ER doctor says ventilators don’t work” and all you get is video after video of the propaganda of 2020, talking about how more ventilators are needed, dammit!

            Anyway I found the video, if anyone is interested…

            .youtube.com/watch?v=k9GYTc53r2o&t=3s

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            From March 31, 2020.

            And yet the media continued to hype the need for ventilators, and hospitals continued to follow the prescribed protocols.

      • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        The ventilators were simply utilzed to place ‘patients’ in a position whereby they (and their loved ones) were made incapable of refusing the pre-planned administration of Remdesivir, which permanently shut down their the kidney’s and ultimately killed them; not the purported ‘Covid-19’.
        I would be reniss if not also mentioning that Remdesivir — manufactured by Giliad Sciences, Inc, made a fortune for Dr. Fauci, as he privately held the lion’s share of Patents utilized in it’s production.

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

          Indeed. The people that may have survived the ventilator at first were then killed by the Remdisivir.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

            Wrong again Maryq….they weren’t killed by it.

          • benr January 16, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

            @RR

            She is correct in the very beginning of this farce many people on ventilators had way to high of pressure causing lung tissue damage and thus death.

            Not sure why you seem too always be wrong but there it is.

          • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

            . . . absolutely correct benr and MaryQueen!
            At the beginning of this event, lung damage observed by ER physicians (“Black Glass Shards”) was their only working hypothesis for why the patients were unable to breathe; thus the ventilators in lieu of a standard O2 mask.
            It was only some months thereafter, that two young ER Physicians at a clinic in California had a press conference, at which time they announced: “It’s not that the apparent lung damage is preventing patient’s proper oxygenation, but, rather, an inability of their blood [hemoglobin] to take up and tranport oxygen properly!”
            Of course, they were absolutely correct. As a consequence thereof, they were both “thrown under the bus”, lost their jobs, medical licenses, and were never seen or heard from again.
            Thereafter, ALL patients nationwide were immediately placed on high-pressure ventilation as SOP.

            [see Nuremburg Code 5]

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            Poor riverdiarrhea did no research so he assumes the rest of us didn’t.

            What a rude awakening he’s in for.

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      But not Whitmer (a woman)? She was among the worst of the worst.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

        She was one of the 8 I refer to.

      • PonyTail January 16, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        She’s also reported to be in Davos this week. I love my state, but I suspect some nasty sh!t is coming down the pike with her at the helm. It stands to reason that the Great Lakes will figure in their plans somehow.

  9. docmartin January 16, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Let me be brief. The MSM- deep state wants Joe out. It has to be after the end of January so ( god forbid) Kamala can run for two terms. That won’t happen. The Dems candidate will be Newsom, the ultimate used car salesman. He has Pelosi, the DNC and Silicon Valley all behind him.They would loveTrump to split the Republican Party, assuring them victory in 2024. Trump is a malignant narcissist and the odds of him keeping the Republicans fractured are great.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      Just about all politicians are malignant narcissists.

      It’s practically a requirement for the job these days.

      • Mountain gal January 16, 2023 at 10:45 am #

        ?

        • Mountain gal January 16, 2023 at 10:45 am #

          Ah well. Was supposed to be a laughing emoji but it didn’t work. 😉

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        pot meet kettle.

        • Uncle Bob January 17, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

          Looking in the mirror again?

      • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 5:58 am #

        . . . lol . . . LOL !

    • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Docmartin,

      It may be Newsome. It won’t be Hillary. She’s too old. Had she gone home after her election loss and quit alcohol and lost 60 pounds, she might have been a contender. She is too sickly and frail. The dems have spent a lot of political capital propping up an incoherent meat sock and they aren’t going to do it for another 4 years.

      • Blackbird January 16, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        “The dems have spent a lot of political capital propping up an incoherent meat sock and they aren’t going to do it for another 4 years.”

        Oh yes they will. It’s what the Democrats (and Republicans) do.

        My money is on the Hildebeast – our last President.

        • SW January 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

          It won’t be Hillary — she’s too old and radioactive — but Newsome is disliked and California hasn’t exactly been a success story. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were Amy Klobachar or some other Senator (preferably female) but first Kamala will need to resign to “spend more time with her family” — if she can talk them into it.

        • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

          The spastic smile on her face as she had a fit – that’s America now. Slur’s losers sadly singing the Star Spangled Banner. Meanwhile the antifa proudly burned our cities and the Blacks looted when they weren’t helping them. The Joy! The death of the body is life to the maggots who will become flies. As one wag said, the body is never more alive than when it is dead.

        • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          BB,

          I disagree, but I’ll concede if I’m wrong. You may have to remind me. ?

          • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            That was a smiley emoji.

          • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

            Of course I’ll remind you.

            And if I’m wrong – the Hildebeast is poked by many sharp sticks to confirm that she/it is really dead, and will never be President – feel free to remind me. You can find me dancing on her/its grave.

    • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      Most are not aware thet Newsom is Pelosi’s nephew.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        wrong…your vice is stuck on your brain too tight.

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

          *vise*

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            Thank you.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

            httpX://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vise

            Includes audio pronunciation

            Note final unvoiced s.

            vise
            1 of 4
            noun (1)
            ?v?s 
            1
            : any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam
            2
            : something likened to a vise
            economic vise of slow growth and rampant price increases—
            David Milne
            viselike
            ?v?s-?l?k 
            adjective

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

          He most certainly is, by marriage.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

            It’s been awhile Q…he hasn’t been her nephew for a time. Keep up.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            Is Gavin Newsom related to Nancy Pelosi?

            California Governor Gavin Newsom is not related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by blood, but rather by family ties.

            Newsom’s parents, William and Tessa were prominent in San Francisco, as William worked as a judge in California.

            William’s sister Belinda Barbara Newsom married Ron V. Pelosi in 1956 and established the tie between the families.

            Pelosi has a brother named Paul who married Nancy D’Alessandro, who then became Nancy Pelosi.

            Nancy is Newsom’s aunt-by-marriage.

      • WadeWaters January 16, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

        He’s Pelosi’s nephew by marriage, not by blood.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

      Newsom will be elevated to the presidency in the same manner as Abe the Tyrant was – via a plurality vote after the opposition was split.

      Despite his many failings, I still like Trump a lot, but I do believe that DeSantis offers us a much more capable and competent individual to try to deal with the massive mess that will need to be cleaned up once the dementia patient is escorted out of the White House and into an old folks home back in Delaware.

      I wish Trump would simply play the role of Kingmaker and drop out of the race and endorse DeSantis. A unified party at least would have a shot at trying to take down the corrupt, lying, cheating Dems – but there is almost zero chance of that if Trump demonizes DeSantis with the Trump MAGA base, leading to a split party no matter who wins the nomination in 2024.

      If Trump doesn’t figure this out soon he may well go down in history as the greatest pompous dolt of an ex-president since Woodrow Wilson.

  10. Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    I have to deal with the DMV today.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      My condolences.

    • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 10:35 am #

      Beryl – good luck. Depending upon where you are, you may have to take a day – or days – off work. Here in St. John’s County, FL, most DMV matters are sorted out in about 5 minutes.

      One of the beauties of our small-town community is that people still believe in old-fashioned work ethic, even though their employer (governmental) may not.

      People here expect it as well – so both sides of the counter are cordial and efficient – a nice place to be.

      • happiface January 16, 2023 at 11:26 am #

        in my small town the DMV people are friendly,get things done-going tomorrow to get regs for my new truck–it will be a breeze

    • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 11:17 am #

      I am canceling my organ donation election the next time I set foot in the DMV.

      • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Good idea. If you’re unvaxxed, leave them to your heirs – they’ll be worth a fortune.

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      Tucker had a reporter in who said that her DMV in San Francisco (if memory serves) didn’t have any manuals in English and didn’t for the whole month she monitored them.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        The guy that trembles at the thought of purple m and m’s?

        • Uncle Bob January 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          Shouldn’t you be paying attention to your 9th grade Englush teacher instead of trying to come up with witticisms?

    • Q. Shtik January 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      I have to deal with the DMV today. – B of O

      ============

      I doubt that they’re open. It’s MLK Day.

  11. Disaffected January 16, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    Not sure that even granting the cockroaches immunity will bring them out of the woodwork, but I think it’s at least worth a try. The very act of coming out will likely be punishment enough for most of them, as their professional reputations will be thoroughly ruined, not to mention their safety and very lives might well be threatened. Immunity, yes; anonymity, definitely NOT.

    • TPTB-USA January 16, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      Those in the know, realize that their future is either the WEF or a noose, and anyone that “sings” will be labeled a “racist”.

      • Anthea January 16, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

        Or maybe there are more serious consequences for anyone who “sings.”

        • TPTB-USA January 18, 2023 at 1:12 am #

          The way things are shaping up, the difference between “more serious consequences”, and the consequence for being labeled a “racist”, will merely amount to “A Whiter Shade of Pale”.

          Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Bill Criminalizing ‘Conspiracy to Commit White Supremacy,’ Criticism of Non-White People
          breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/16/rep-jackson-lee-introduces-bill-criminalizing-conspiracy-commit-white-supremacy-criticism-non-white-people/

    • C.O.Jones January 16, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

      I have a hard time with granting immunity to anyone who coerced the unsuspecting, the gullible and/or the just plain stupid into taking a shot that would alter their genes.

      Limited immunity should only be dispensed until enough evidence has been obtained to put the asses of Fauci, Birx, Gates and Trump in the witness chair so we can listen to them trying to controvert irrefutable evidence. Trump chose to stand by his “beautiful, beautiful” death shot so have a seat, Donny – but first raise your right hand and put the other on the bible.

      The logistics are staggering but I believe every boss – including mine – doctor, nurse, pharmacist, politician and celebrity who urged the death shot be put on trial for their life, Nuremberg style. Don’t leave out the pharma executives, either. Pfizer, Moderna and every manufacturer of death shots should have their assets seized and distributed to victims and victim families. Pharma execs need to share accountability and don’t limit it to financial accountability.

      I say this with full knowledge that Bill Gates spent a good part of October in Belgium with the same cast of characters from event 201, planning the next pandemic.

      • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

        Millions must die? You may be right. Franco only put a few to death and the seeds of leftist rot remained to germinate once conditions were right. In contrast, the French Left disposed of a hundred thousand or so of their enemies in post-War France.

        The Left usually wins because they are willing to do what it takes. They aren’t squeamish since they believe their opponents aren’t really human.

        • K-Chien January 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Not really human. Like you?

          • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

            So you admit I’m right?

            I win.

          • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            K-Chien – give it up, man. You just stepped on your dick and Jarek pounced and nailed you to the wall.

            LMAO…

        • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 6:18 am #

          Jarek . . .

          “Millions”?

          Current Earth Population:

          8 Billion +

          Number having received at least 1 shot * :

          5 Billion +

          Net Population Loss by %:

          62.5% +

          Net Population Remaining by %:

          37.5% –

          * only requires one (1) shot

          This does not take into consideration:

          1.) Shedding

          2.) Multgenerational propogation of
          bioweapon

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 11:59 am #

            I was talking justice not biology, as in what to do with the guilty.

      • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        Please keep in mind that all of the administered injections were not owned by the respective pharmaceutical manufacturers as we had been led to believe, bur, rather, by the U S. Department of Defense. Our U. S. Department of Defense also had full charge of the administration of this bioweapon to the citizens of Australia.
        Our U. S tax dollars at work.

      • Woodchuck January 16, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        I tend to agree with the people who say very little will be done in the way of any compensation or justice. If you want to avenge the deaths of relatives/friends, and everyone in the country on the same page, trying to put the beast in jail and on trial might not be possible. But the country can collectively do something that will literally starve the beast to death and force the beast’s employees and investors to all look for other pastures. The beast ate it all up and left nothing for them.

        Stop having anything to do with the current “health care” system unless it’s for something purely mechanical like trauma, ruptured appendix, broken bones etc. For all the rest, use naturopathic medicine. Sure, there will be a lot of risk involved making that change, but if you are serious about literally killing this beast you can cut off his food supply, you are that supply. Unplug the beast, stop using his services, publish information about the beast’s endless medical crimes and scams, grow a set of balls. Take a risk and be rewarded by the sweet sweet aroma of both success and revenge. No need to take Pfizer to court. Turn away from all Pfizer products and bankrupt the company. We have the power to do far more damage to big Pharma than any court or trial could ever do. Pfizer needs to go pfffffffttttttt kaput!!!!!! Would the average person in the US have the courage to do something like this? Probably not. But I do know that naturopathic medicine works, and that the side effects of Pharma’s synthetic products can be very bad. And I know not just by reading about the subject but by having known people personally who switched over to natural medicine.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

        Your genes are not altered…just stop w the stupidity.

        • wokethis January 16, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

          riverrunner, please, FOAD.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            Did you just learn that clever acronym today wokey? Couldn’t wait to deploy it.

        • C.O.Jones January 16, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

          Stupidity is something you demonstrate every time you play keyboard warrior.

          Introducing genetically engineered molecules to your cells is gene altering therapy according to the man who invented the technology.

          So, yes FOAD and STFU while you’re at it.

          • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

            Actually, liver cells have been determined to be transfected [genetically altered] within 6 hours after receiving the injection; per peer-reviewed journal research publication.

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:15 pm #

          Well no, they aren’t, because he didn’t get the mRNA jab.

          Your DNA, however, is altered.

          Don’t be late for your next booster.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:30 pm #

            Your DNA is not altered when you get the covid shot….just stop making this thread even more dumb than it already is.

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 6:36 am #

            The synthetic mRNA of Pfizer and Moderna, along with the viral [Adenovirus] vector DNA delivery systems of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca, change your genetic code, making you “genetically-modified”.

            They own mice and bacteria created with their inventions. Once you get these shots, you are no longer a “naturally-occurring” human being; to wit, a Genetically Modified Organism [GMO].

            Biotechnology companies can own living things if said things are genetically-modified and not naturally-occurring.

            Do the math.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 17, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

          Clearly yours are, RR. No one is sure what sort of creature you’ve become, but it is clearly a vile one.

    • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

      Dis – I don’t know, near half the people believe they have done nothing wrong – that’s the hitch.

      • Anthea January 16, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

        @ Ron Anselmo:

        Whether or not they “believe” they have done nothing wrong is irrelevant.

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

          Anthea – oh I agree 100%. My point – poorly stated – is that immunity is not an incentive to pull people out, if they believe (either through ignorance or deceit) they’ve done nothing wrong.

  12. BULLITT January 16, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    Great article as usual!

  13. malthuss January 16, 2023 at 10:42 am #

    what will happen in 2023?

    USA collapse? Good Biden economy? what?

  14. DanandMary January 16, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    Perhaps offer immunity from criminal prosecution, but leave the door open for civil liability suits. $$$

  15. Bill of Rights January 16, 2023 at 10:48 am #

    Let’s be persistent and positive and hopeful everybody. If you need cheering up read the bible stories about the lady who kept pestering the crooked judge and the man who kept pestering his neighbor for food.

    We can encourage the representatives on these new commissions with a sincere handwritten letter. Make sure to mention Jim Kunstler.

    • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 11:04 am #

      I have come to appreciate how important it is to just stay positive.

      One thing the criminals behind the many scams we have witnessed want is for everyone to give up. That large black mass of negative energy feeds them.

      Perhaps I am becoming spiritual as the years advance.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        I am leaning in your direction. Even though I understand how bad it is, I still retain some hope, not necessarily that the corrupt will somehow stop what they are doing, but that I can be part of a community of people who do good, and fight corruption as much as we can, within our means.

        • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

          MaryQueen . .

          Your Soul had chosen to be here [in a temporary bodily form] at *this* time; — in a ”front row seat*, for the very reasons you have voluminously expounded; and continue to.
          Bravo!

        • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

          My wife and I were discussing this recently. We came to the conclusion that this fight will last the rest of our lives.

          But the cockroaches will fail.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            Dr. Mercola says basically the same thing.

            There is no going back.

            It sucks, but there it is.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

            I’m with you & your wife. There is no reason to stop fighting, even if you think you’ll lose.

            Fighting is real life. Sitting in denial is something I am incapable of doing.

      • elysianfield January 16, 2023 at 11:26 am #

        “I have come to appreciate how important it is to just stay positive.”

        Owl,
        I, too, am positive…positive that the quality of life will not improve for the vast number of unwashed in both our country and the planet. I am so goddamned positive that I cannot stand it….

      • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        “Perhaps I am becoming spiritual as the years advance.”

        Time is monitory.

      • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

        Night Owl,

        I have good days and bad days. It depends on what is happening at the time. Things that I see in my own back yard can be incredibly inspiring or depressing.

        But I do think focusing on the positive is healthier.

  16. ATM January 16, 2023 at 11:05 am #

    Give them immunity now.
    Give them the guillotine later.

  17. PeteAtomic January 16, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    ” The public should also hear why Ms. Walensky’s CDC promoted “incentive payments” to hospitals for each patient who died testing positive for Covid-19 (not necessarily from Covid-19). The payments per patient ranged wildly, state by state from $18,000 (NJ) to $471,000 (WVa). Why was that? The payments amounted to a bonanza for hospital administrators, who were incentivized to let people die on ventilators.”

    This fact begs the question: How will this make it more likely that more manufactured “pandemics” will occur?

    I’d argue that it increases the possibility a lot.

  18. tom clark January 16, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    We all grow old…we don’t all grow old gracefully.

  19. mitchellc January 16, 2023 at 11:14 am #

    If wishes were horses, peasants would ride

    All government – in any form – is merely an extortion racket; conquer, enslave and harvest via tribute and taxes

    But some cry, without govt (aka enforceable law), we would have anarchy which some power group would fill the void anyway. Exactly, hence only death and taxes (govt) being the two absolutes

    Now in the good old days leadership simply ruled via blunt force. But they got wise and started using tools and techniques of propaganda to guide serfs themselves to construct their own virtual prisons

    So here we are, a perfect matrix of control, but one invisible to most, and a supporting priesthood reinforcing a message of agency, free will and salvation

    Some follow the msm to monitor the main narrative; I follow jhk, et al to assess the current fantasy of self determination. Notice all the positive reaffirming roles/duties govt is “supposed” to provide. Lulz

    In the meantime, one would be advised to simply follow exchange and interest rates. America exists in its present form due to one single thing. It is under attack and will be defeated

    These events are taking place far from our shores, but if you understand history, finance and trends, it provides crystal clear guidance of where we’re going

    • TPTB-USA January 16, 2023 at 11:51 am #

      You mean that all those little squiggles on the USDRUB chart are telling us who is wining the war in Ukraine?

      • mitchellc January 16, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        Ukr is like midway; a mere battle limited to a specific theater. The real war is over who will control the last great stores as scarcity reasserts nature’s balance

        I cross the border practically every week. Anyone who travels is usually shocked/impressed by the sudden transition

        Perfect roads, signage, landscaping, engineering. Then, 10 minutes later downtown & the pacific fleet

        All of this is made possible by one thing. It certainly isn’t the ‘people’, that ship sailed long ago with the immigration and civil rights acts

        So if you’re a player, if you saw the trends emerge long ago, where would you place your bets? In the meantime, would you give the marks a heads up?

        Ask 100 people what the national debt or how money is created to finance the budget and deficit. Do they know that taxes only represent a portion?

        You soon realize that no one has a clue, or that those who do are long gone; they ain’t fucking around trying to explain anything to the rubes

        Then we have people like jhk and others who know, but are compelled to keep doing what theyve always done playing don quijote

  20. HowardBeale January 16, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    “… immunize witnesses against prosecution, to give them no incentive to hide what they know, what actions they carried out, and who told them to do it.”

    I guess that would work like those Rewards offered by law enforcement agencies; i.e., “If caught, prosecuted, and found guilty,” otherwise you sign the immunity agreement the go in and protect your friends in the hearing–I guess.

  21. BULLITT January 16, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

    At this point, we are done as a functioning nation. Corruption is rampant. Our legislators from local to the Federal Government have not served the people, but themselves.
    So, what will it take to fix this? Everyone knows but are afraid to say it. We need an armed march on D.C. to rid the Country of the crooks in charge. The Government no longer fears the people. The people now fear the Government. When will the J-6 people get a fair and speedy trial? The answer is not until these folks rot in the D.C. jail. And don’t depend on the Republican Party to assist in freeing these people.
    I hate to say it but the people in this Country deserve what they get. When they figure out what happened to their life of beer and tailgating, they will be a sad lot.
    Face it, you are losing your freedoms daily. The Government is doing everything they can do to reduce the moral fiber of the Country.
    Don’t give up your guns!
    BTW, I had my COVID shots. I now have Chron’s Disease at age 77. Friends and relatives have died or have heart and lung issues. We were sold a false bill of goods and now we pay with our lives.
    This is serious business!

  22. Roundball Shaman January 16, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    “Against the Tide”

    What is The Tide today? For starters, The Tide is the Deep State. The hidden Masters who rule all from deep in the dark shadows. And all Their clueless useful idiots who follow along like lost sheep following a deranged Shepherd.

    The Tide today is also the pandemic disease of Wokeism. A massive wave of Society-wrecking nonsense that seeks to undo hundreds of years of hard-earned progress of Civilization. Not that it was perfect, because it wasn’t. But by comparison, it’s far more tolerable than the Self-Indulgent Cancel-Culture ErasureHeads who parade around in faux righteousness and sickly self-satisfaction wielding judgments like sledgehammers with the subtlety of an out-of-control Mack Truck.

    Swim against The Tide and you’ll be crushed, They say. Conformity is righteous and swimming against the tide is evil, right? So reads the gospel lesson for today.

    The Tide has been Weaponized. The Government. The ‘Science!’. The Medical Mafia. Big p-Harma. Public education. Even the civil religion called (with deep reverence)… ‘The National Football League!’. Amen. And amen.

    “… Sundance wrote… punishment of these characters is less important than showing the people of this country how far off the rails we have gone. It may not be optimally satisfying, but it’s an argument worth pondering.”

    There is no forgiveness without a few things. First, Repentance. True, honest sorrow for what one has done. But these bastards do not repent, ever. They just double-down and try harder.

    After Repentance comes Restitution. Full and adequate payment in full with damages in every manner for each and every wrong that has been committed. That ain’t happening, either.

    Only after true and honest Repentance and Restitution can one even begin to approach the question of Punishment and/or Forgiveness. And since the Perps of today’s atrocities will never offer any of these corrective measures for their sins… we don’t have to worry about what our response will be. That leaves only one thing – Punishment.

    But again, we won’t fool ourselves. No one in The Indispensable Nation who belongs to The Protected Class of Evil-doers will be punished for anything. We are said to be a Country of Laws. Well, the old laws have long been replaced. The new law is simply… You Can’t Touch Me, Sucker. Suck on That.

    So ‘The Tide’ rolls on and on. And not just in Alabama, but everywhere.

    And We the People are being carried with it right out to sea. Into toxic, shark-infested waters. Without a life raft or a paddle.

    But with our pride intact and our consciences clear that at we at least still have some good left in us.

    Roll Tide.

    • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

      “Well, the old laws have long been replaced.”

      They want that believed. The law is written on the hearts of the people. People are marked according to thoughts [ forehead ] and actions [ hand ] regardless of source.

      What is needed is repentance [ changed mind ]. It is coming.

      The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion. Religion is man making the rules as if they know best, while setting aside God’s law. Faith follows the Word.

      • Roundball Shaman January 16, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

        messianicdruid: (Well, the old laws have long been replaced.) “They want that believed. The law is written on the hearts of the people.”

        The old ‘replaced laws’ are the Civil Laws. Not really replaced, just totally ignored for the Privileged Class – but still used with gusto as a weapon against We the People.

        “The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion.”

        The Kingdom of God is State of Mind. A return to our Divine roots which most humans have forgotten. That’s why diseases such as Wokeism or a belief in Big Daddy Government can thrive. People hunger for their spirits to be fed and when They turn against our Divine nature They will replace that empty space with the Shiny Deviant Thinking of the Day – which today is the Terminally Woke and DaddyGov.

        But of course, these are pitifully unsatisfying false gods which just leave its devotees hungering and empty even more. But Their pride or cluelessness won’t allow Them return to their Divine Home that They walked out on and now they fear returning back to.

        • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

          “The old ‘replaced laws’ are the Civil Laws.” They want this believed also, as if there was nothing before – do ee had to make-up some stuff.

          “This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord. I will put My laws in their hearts and inscribe them on their minds.”

          Man has no authority to “make” law. It is a maxim that all rules, statutes etc. be in conformance with higher law. The Founders got pretty close, closer than any before them, but as we now see, still inadequate.

      • farmgal January 16, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

        You might enjoy this piece by Leo Hohmann. Very uplifting but also terrifying. Not sure how to list it so it doesn’t go to moderation but I’ll try. leohohmann.com/2022/12/29/lovers-of-truth-and-lovers-of-lies-seeing-new-lessons-for-today-in-mel-gibsons-iconic-portrayal-of-the-patriot/

        • Roundball Shaman January 16, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

          Leo Hohmann: “… The Patriot offers a hidden commentary on the Christian believer’s natural desire to remain free, to refuse to bend the knee to any earthly authority that controverts the will of Almighty God… When any earthly king or authority tries to subvert and supplant the laws of nature and of nature’s God, violating the sacred free will He instilled in us, that entity has now overstepped its bounds…”

          Earthly Kings suffer from the oldest sin in the Book: Trying To Be God. The ‘Kings’ may change… the locales may vary… but the sin remains. When will these deluded spirits ever get it? You ain’t never gonna be a god. We already got The One… and you ‘Kings’ are sure as hell are a lousy sad substitute. And the only ‘Kings’ we need are the ones who play hockey in Los Angeles.

          “Most will not even recognize the evil for what it is, but even among those who do, they would rather believe lies than truth.”

          This is the Kings power. The deluded masses whose cosmic confusion empowers those who deserve this the least.

          “Where have all the Patriots gone?”

          Goes back to the idea of ‘Law’. Basically, Patriots have been outlawed. ‘Dissidents… ‘Trouble Makers’… ‘Enemies of the State’… thanks NDAA and related atrocities for those who attempt to be ‘Patriots’. And as Hohmann’s article points out… there aren’t that many today who even attempt to fill that bill.

          “To which king or kingdom will you swear your fealty?”

          When one sleepwalks through Life… this question is never asked of oneself. The ‘decision’ has already been made by such mindless default. And most people in this World stumble through Life in a blissful, cellphone-induced slumber. And that suits The Kings just fine…

          Nighty-night.

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 6:54 am #

            “When one sleepwalks through Life… this question is never asked of oneself. The ‘decision’ has already been made by such mindless default. And most people in this World stumble through Life in a blissful, cellphone-induced slumber. And that suits The Kings just fine…

            Nighty-night.”

            aka . . . enatiodromic panopticon

          • farmgal January 18, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            @messianicdruid – thank you for your thoughtful response. In my youth I found if difficult to understand the concept of original sin and the role of Satan. Now that I am older and, hopefully somewhat wiser, it’s much more clear.

            For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

  23. tom clark January 16, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

    Bullitt…like I said upthread…we all grow old…we don’t all grow old gracefully.

  24. BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

    Another Big Lie being perpetrated by western Intelligene services and their Big Media mouthpieces: “Ukraine is winning the war.”

    This particular lie is leading to disaster, and it seems the true purpose is to keep the money flowing from the United States Treasury. After all, who wants to bankroll a losing cause? Does anybody really believe that Russia will be dislodged from Crimea or the Donbas Oblast? Or that Putin will be removed from office by a coup? Well, those are the conditions that Zelensky, NATO & the US State Dept. have laid down to Russia. Those condition will never be met, and Ukraine will be smashed irrecoverably.

    • SW January 16, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      Like all the news on MSM, it’s impossible to tell how much is real about Ukraine. My guess is pretty close to zero. Zelensky poses and preens and does what he’s told except when he briefly goes off script and demands more and more money and stuff in the most peevish manner possible.

      Interesting fact — my youngest daughter lives in the UK and she told me the people there absolutely believe Putin is Hitler #2 and he blew up the pipeline to deprive Europe of gas. When I pointed out all he had to do was turn off the spigot, the answer was he wanted to cause maximum damage. The BBC is right there with MSNBC and CNN.

      • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

        I notice that the only news that we hear about Ukraine is pro Ukraine and anti-Russia. When I read that so many Russians are killed, I figure just as many Ukes are killed.

        Putin is going to destroy what is left of the eastern part of Ukraine to provide the DMZ he wants. It will not make any difference who says they control it.

        You will never convince a Leftist anywhere that Putin has a legitimate stake in controlling the border with Ukraine.

        • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 7:06 am #

          JohnAz . . .

          The DMZ [150 Km wide and now being robotically-mined by the RF] will be establshed to the west of the Dnieper river, far enough away from the Russian Federation [RF] to preclude missile/artillary assault.

          The ‘rump state’ remaining west of the Dnieper will become Ukraine, but only after Hungary and Poland reclaim their former territories which had been annexed after WW2 in western Ukraine.

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 7:08 am #

            “west of the Dnieper” . . .

            make that . . . west of the DMZ

          • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            “…Hungary and Poland reclaim their former territories which had been annexed after WW2…”

            I would like to see that. Not only would it be appropriate, but it would also make irrational, any attempt to integrate the Ukraine into NATO. It would also (hopefully) signal the unravelling of NATO from its eastern fringes, to its German core.

            But it won’t. We will sanction, coup, and make war upon any who oppose our national suicide.

            What a time to be alive.

      • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        BBC, for one, has really ramped up hatred for Putin & Russia, frequently making the comparison with Hitler and the Third Reich. It’s pretty absurd; but apparently, as you say, people in the UK are buying it. The question is, if it came down to it, what kind of army could Great Britain field on the Russian Steppe? How long would that army last?

        • SW January 16, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

          The UK, along with all the other Ukrainian cheerleaders, seem to be perfectly willing to sacrifice Ukrainian people, send crumpets and money (no doubt funneled through the US weapon manufacturers) and express outrage.

          Boris Johnson was the one who went to Ukraine last April and told Zelensky and the people who actually run the country, not to sue for peace with Russia. I really don’t know why we’re playing this dangerous game and they’re fools if they think Russians won’t defend their country. Ask Napoleon.

    • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:11 am #

      The US plan is to depopulate Ukraine, so that Cargill, Monsanto and ADM can exploit it without pushback.
      So they provoked Russia for 8 years by killing the people in eastern Ukraine.

      So far the plan is working well for the US. Russians and Ukrainians are dying and the US is sitting fat and happy across the ocean, just like the last two times, ready to move in and loot when the killing if over.

      It’s working so well that now they are provoking China. “Let’s you and him fight Over There”.

      And Europe is being taken down again, also. The US is enticing German industry to move to the US because the sanctions Europe put on Russia are hurting Europe more than Russia.
      If Europeans are too stupid to realize this, if they fall for the 24/7 propaganda that lays the blame for the sanctions that they themselves imposed, on Russia, then the vaunted white mental superiority we hear so much about is clearly unfounded in reality.

      They cut off their own feet and then scream at Putin because they are crippled.
      Dumb as rocks.

      I think that eastern Ukraine will be better off once they are liberated from the Kiev regime, though.
      Mariupol is already being rebuilt. As soon as the entrenched Kiev forces are dug out of the other eastern cities and towns, the citizens there can breathe a sigh of relief and rebuild with Russian help.

  25. SW January 16, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

    I hope the first question the committee asks is WHY there was any incentive at all to pay hospitals more and jack up the # of covid deaths? Why did the government health agencies want the pandemic to look worse than it was? Was it all about selling expensive vaccines from the start? Who put this policy in place? Was this a collaboration between the agencies and pharma and who did the bargaining on both sides?

    Immunity for direct testimony may be tainted by the witness to look more innocent than he was, but the public can hear from the mouths of people involved in this conspiracy (yes, it had to be for all the pieces to fit — “vaccines”, lockdowns, emergency powers) how it was set up and implemented.

    I hope the committee focuses on the pandemic and doesn’t get side-tracked into the multiple other corruptions.

    • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

      Hahaha..! So misinformed, it’s painful to read.

      • benr January 16, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

        Yes, you are thank you for finally admitting it to the world.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

        One wonders why you like to return weekly to embarrass yourself, Fake Trae?

      • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 12:34 am #

        @ Redneck Liberal:

        Your contributions have about the same amount of substance as grunts and howls–or, perhaps more aptly–farts. You can expect the company in which you find yourself to view your comments (and you yourself) as the equivalent of the village idiot farting in polite company where serious matters are under discussion.

        Maybe you could get more attention if you got down on all fours and barked like a dog.

        • benr January 18, 2023 at 4:50 am #

          We call those drive by splatterings.

        • Redneck Liberal January 19, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

          “…where serious matters are under discussion”.

          Hahaha! Self-aggrandisement of the highest order, indeed.

    • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      It definitely came from the top. We all know that Congress passes bills without reading them.

      Who wrote the CARES Act? Who was paying them to do it?

      Almost every country in the world followed the same script, so it came from some entity higher than the federal government here.

      WHO and the IMF were definitely part of the operation, we know that. Other than those, though, I don’t know.

      • benr January 18, 2023 at 4:52 am #

        On this we agree.
        That and Pelosi actually said we have to pass the bill to see whats in it.
        Abdication of responsibility with a side of we did not know if it all goes south.

  26. Geow January 16, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

    Allegedly, Netanyahu to the jailed Jonathan Pollard in 2002: “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”

    • dorn January 16, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      They let Pollard go. In a real country, he would have been “Rosenberged.”

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      You’re talking about our greatest and only ally in the Middle East! That tens of millions of “conservatives” believe that is testament to their idiocy and our degeneracy as a nation.

  27. JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

    The Biden Mob and all their deputies believe that the United States Deep State belongs to them. They should be able to do anything they want because they are the Deep State.

    Okay for Biden to carry classified documents wherever he want, his Mob owns them. Okay to cheat on just about everything because they are the government.

    Remember how the Mafia used to buy local police and officials? Well, that is what happening at national level.

    Even Democrats are starting to find out how evil the Mob is becoming. Schiff of all people agrees that the document case needs investigating. Say what?

    Any one visiting Las Vegas, definitely visit the Mob Museum. You will discover much about the mobs that are contributing to the Evil in DC. It is much much more than the Italian mob of The Godfather. Remember too, the Mafia corrupted the Vatican, the US government is small potatoes.

    How does the Mob create wealth, now think of all the ways that the DC crowd has not stopped the increasing crime wave overcoming the entire hemisphere and actually encouraged the advance of crime in this country.

    • SW January 16, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      He’s had those documents for six years. He took them when he was Vice President and he had absolutely no authority to declassify them. I have slept easier at night knowing the garage was locked.

      The Biden-Clinton-Pelosi Mob sold us for speaking fees, lucrative board seats, stock tips, real estate deals, and multiple homes long ago. In the grand scheme of things, probably bargain basement prices to the IMF and people whose names we’ll never know.

    • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Schiff is a highly placed member of the DNC and the Deep State.

      If he has joined the circulating jackals you can be sure that this is a Biden removal plan.

      • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        Circling jackals, that is.

    • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

      JAZ,

      If you have not already done so, you might want to acquaint yourself with the work of Whitney Webb, particularly her recent two-volume effort, One Nation Under Blackmail. Or maybe just start out at her site, Unlimited Hangout.

      I’m sure we all know about the OSS collaboration with the Mafia in WWII, but Ms Webb explains that organized crime’s tentacles into our government are deeper and stronger than most would expect.

      I find Whitney Webb to be one of the most informative journalists out there today.

      • Ron Anselmo January 18, 2023 at 12:34 am #

        Bird – our government is organized crime.

        It’s not that one has tentacles into the other – they are one and the same – inseparable and indivisible. (but not a nation under God, nor with liberty & justice for all)

        Remind me why we still Pledge Allegiance e to it? Anyone?

        That’s why our government needs to be taken out completely. Start over from scratch.

  28. Mick January 16, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

    Just heard the latest Clot Booster Jab commercial on the radio, and it really hit me how “in your face” this medical fascism is.

    Of course, the commercial spewed the now worn out lie that the “new booster” is formulated to “protect you against the new variants”. Then the add directs you to go to vaccine.gov to find where you can get your kill, or injury jab.

    And then the ad says, “Brought to you by Pfizer/Moderna”.

    So, vaccine.gov……the government…..is helping two huge private corporations to sell their product.

    Most Americans are too ignorant and downright stoooopid to know that this is textbook fascism. The very definition.

    • Mick January 16, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      …..not to mention that your government is helping two corporations to market a product while being exempt from legal accountability for injury and death from said products. A perpetual stay-out-of-jail-and-lawsuit card.

      That’s fascism on steroids.

      • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        Well the Banks and Corporations are ultimately in charge, so that’s Plutocracy. But of course, they make their puppets in government act like bad Fascists, so there’s a partial truth in what you say, undeniably.

        • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

          Plutocracy looks the same as Fascism to those crushed beneath the boot.

          They are in fact mirror-images of each other. Stereoisomers to be more exact.

          I don’t like either. Left foot, right foot, get off of my face.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            Only bad Fascism. On the other hand, Plutocracy is bad by its very nature.

            You have to discriminate better.

          • Blackbird January 18, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

            I think I discriminate quite effectively, thank you.

            Mussolini said that at its core, fascism is martial and imperialistic.

            A martial culture is always fighting. Why would you want to invade another country? Why would you run such an obnoxious country that everyone else would want to make war on you? What a waste of time and resources.

            Imperialism is antithetical to nationalism, unless you plan to depopulate the conquered territories and seed them with your own people.

            Then there’s the whole “everyone must serve the state” ethos of fascism. Seems to me the greatest problem facing mankind at the moment is forced servitude to the state.

          • Jarek January 19, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            If you don’t serve a State that serves the people, then you will end up serving something else, like Corporations and the WEF.

            As Buddha said, Struggle there must be since all life is a struggle of some kind.

            After Mohammad triumphed he said, Now begins the greater struggle – against self.

            But never mind all this. When you sell your house, give the proceeds to the local Indians since you were living on stolen land. Oh you forgot about that, eh? Everything you have is because of the Conquest. But do you honor them? No, you ignore and/or spit on they who gave you all that you have.

          • Blackbird January 19, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

            “…you ignore and/or spit on they who gave you all that you have.”

            In other words, again…

    • ViceGrip January 16, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

      Actually . . .
      The pre-planned administration of a bioweapon to the populace by the U. S. Department of Defense.

  29. JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

    Uh oh?

    The debt limit is reached by Thursday. The GOP is more resistant in the house insisting on spending cuts before raising the limit.

    Keep your eyes on this one, see if the GOP is just as cowardly.

  30. Jarek January 16, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

    Barnhardt

    This guy (John Beaudon) is an engineer who decided to go to law school in his 50s. He was thrown out of the program for refusing the poison injection, so he sued the university and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and got access to Massachusetts death certificates and injury reports. The statistics clearly show massive upticks in cardiac arrests, clotting, leukemia, “anything to do with blood” across ALL age cohorts exactly coincident with the roll-out of the poison injections to each age group. And the really scary part is the the excess deaths are ACCELERATING – exactly what the ARSH 2016 article on Moderna stated: the toxicity of the poison is CUMULATIVE.

    Delivery — actually getting RNA into cells — has long bedeviled the whole field. On their own, RNA molecules have a hard time reaching their targets. They work better if they’re wrapped up in a delivery mechanism, such as nanoparticles made of lipids. But those nanoparticles can lead to dangerous side effects, especially if a patient has to take repeated doses over months or years.

    Novartis abandoned the related realm of RNA interference over concerns about toxicity, as did Merck and Roche.

    Moderna’s most advanced competitors, CureVac and BioNTech, have acknowledged the same challenge with mRNA. Each is principally focused on vaccines for infectious disease and cancer, which the companies believe can be attacked with just a few doses of mRNA. And each has already tested its technology on hundreds of patients.

    “I would say that mRNA is better suited for diseases where treatment for short duration is sufficiently curative, so the toxicities caused by delivery materials are less likely to occur,”said Katalin Karikó, a pioneer in the field who serves as a vice president at BioNTech.

    So given the fact that mRNA injections were poisonous, and that the toxicity was cumulative was well-known and openly discussed, plus the confirmation of the excess deaths that are accelerating, it requires a total suspension of disbelief to not acknowledge that we are in the midst of a meticulously planned operation to rapidly reduce the human population. Most of the oligarchs bandy about the figure 1 billion as a goal. The chimpanzee witch Jane Goodall has declared that the human population “must” be returned to ARSH 1500 numbers – 500 million. A NINETY-FIVE PERCENT CULL.

    And governments continue to buy the poison by the tens-of-millions of doses, and mRNA poison production factories are popping up like weeds. The next project they are ramping up is demanding that food animals be injected with the mRNA poison.

    Hopefully the war starts before then.

    **Honorable mention also goes to the poison Remdesevir, a failed chemotherapy drug which was inexplicably rolled-out in ARSH 2020 as suddenly the ONLY p€rmi$$ibl€ treatment for pneumonia, which the excellent presentation above proves is responsible for a massive uptick in acute kidney failure.

    Jarek: Attn Mango, who seemed to be saying that no one knew how bad all this would be, and of course John Az, who loves this funky stuff!

    So in the above, it’s the nano-particles, not the spikes? John, help me here!

    The wonderful Jane Goodall, a chimp witch. Sad, but undeniably true. But it’s also true that we have too many people. The Chimps are attacking people in rural Uganda because their forests are being cut down so that people can farm. It’s either the chimps or us. Goodall votes for the chimps.

    • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

      Maybe there are [ only ] too many people in rural Uganda.

      • SW January 16, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

        The birth rate in Africa is very high and that’s one reason (maybe the primary one) that young men from sub-Saharan countries are flooding into Europe, especially Italy.

        • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          nonsense..the goodies n white women are in europe, for the takin.
          ask rudy guede.

        • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

          “The birth rate in Africa is very high and that’s one reason (maybe the primary one) that young men from sub-Saharan countries are flooding into Europe, especially Italy.”

          What utter cobblers. The infant mortality rate in Africa is around 43/1000 whereas Western Europe has as few as 3/1000. Incidentally, the USA, land of all good & great things except socialised healthcare, has an infant mortality rate almost twice that of Europe. Go figure.

          The actual reason that sub-Saharan Africans are swamping Europe is more related to the famine & droughts affecting these places – viz Syria 2013 onwards:

          “For proponents of the view that anthropogenic climate change will become a ‘threat multiplier’ for instability in the decades ahead, the Syrian civil war has become a recurring reference point, providing apparently compelling evidence that such conflict effects are already with us. According to this view, human-induced climatic change was a contributory factor in the extreme drought experienced within Syria prior to its civil war; this drought in turn led to large-scale migration; and this migration in turn exacerbated the socio-economic stresses that underpinned Syria’s descent into war.

          If you REALLY want to have some FACTS, which I doubt, read this:

          sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629816301822

          • SW January 16, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

            I didn’t say it was the only reason. And the quote you gave leaves out completely that Iraqi refugees flooded into Syria during the war and stressed their resources.

            Drought has always contributed to migration but in the case of Syria, maybe it had more to do with bombs.

          • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 7:18 am #

            You are dead-on regarding Syria and abrupt climate change being the catalyst back in 2013; only reason!

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:22 am #

            Syria’s problems, Redneck says confidently, has to do with drought and nothing at all with the hundreds of thousands of jihadist terrorists from 80 countries unleashed on them by the US/NATO/Turkey goons staring in 2011.

            Meanwhile, the US is occupying 30% of Syrian land, coincidentally the part with the farmland and the oil.

            The US is looting both Syrian oil AND Syrian wheat, while Syrians go hungry and the Mighty Wurlitzer tells the brain dead “It’s the drought, stupid”.

            And then the stupid repeat it. But they aren’t just stupid, they are morally bankrupt.
            Syrians are suffering because the US is attacking and occupying their land and people, while dumbass morally bankrupt Americans spout off about drought.

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            @paula

            It’s far more than just evil America the schism is 600 years old
            and the blight is the Islamic religion as much as anything else Shia verses Sunni verses everyone else.
            Right down to how the countries were drawn up with little regard to who the people living there wanted to live with and be aligned to past present and future.

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            benr, Syria is a secular country.

            Their problems started in 2011, not 600 years ago.

            It had nothing to do with religion (except that the jihadists were recruited from radical Muslim populations). It had to do with the US wanting to takedown Syria the same way they destroyed Libya, using a lot of the same terrorists and weapons.

            Where do you think the ISIS got their matching uniforms, their new Toyotas, their factory-made flags, their weapons and their endless supply of ammo??

            Allah?

            I remember seeing the sad story of a Syrian police station being attacked by the ruthless jihadists. The police ran out of ammo, but ISIS didn’t.
            Why?

            And when the police ran out of weapons, the jihadists ran over the station and killed them all.

            Same thing with the Syrian soldiers guarding the airport at Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian government was flying in food for the people of the village.

            The US military came and attacked the soldiers, killing 100 of them. Then ISIS came and took over the airport, laughing at the surviving soldiers, telling them that the US was their backup.

            Luckily, by then Russia had stepped in to prevent Syria from being another Libya, and they sent bombers to dislodge ISIS from the airport.

            So, no, the US excels at divide-and-conquer, as we have seen in Yugoslavia (Muslims vs Croats vs Serbs), Iraq (Sunnis vs Shite), Ukraine (Ukrainians vs Russians) and the US (black vs white, men vs women, Dems vs Reps).

            They use the same playbook everywhere. You probably should learn to recognize it, because they are doing it here now.

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            Also, benr, how do you explain the US troops occupying 30% of Syria and stealing their oil and wheat, with your Sunni vs Shite explanation?

            It is as wrong as redneck’s climate change explanation.

            And it comes from the same propaganda machine, just targeted for a different audience.

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

            @paula

            I don’t try and explain a country I have never been to beyond what I have read.
            I could be wrong but then so could your sources.
            I have never read anywhere that the US is occupying 30% of Syria “stealing oil or wheat”.
            Be that as it may your take on the US is far more leftwing and hateful than mine.
            Sounds like bullshit to me but whatever since they claim we only have 900 troops there how are 600 troops going to keep millions of people in line much less steal resources in an area that no one wants them and NO Syria is not secular not even close.

            Religion in Syria (est. 2021)[1]

            Sunni Islam (74%)
            Shia Islam (Alawite Islam 10%) (13%)
            Christianity (10%)
            Druze (3%)

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

            Excuse me 900.

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 9:50 pm #

            Here you go, benr. Educate yourself….

            .ecosia.org/search?method=index&q=US%20taking%20Syrian%20wheat%20and%20oil

          • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

            And if you think that Syria can just go in and kill those US soldiers and stop the wheat and oil theft, I have a bridge to sell you.

            They are there as tripwires, human shields, and no one wants to give the US an excuse to level Syria, so no one does a thing about them.

            But that may change.

          • benr January 18, 2023 at 4:50 am #

            I say again your source is probably wrong and the US has plenty on its plate at the moment.
            Some rando .org yeah no thanks I don’t trust the website enough to even click the link.

            Just from a common sense perspective the narrative does not wash.

          • Paula D January 18, 2023 at 11:06 am #

            The narrative that the US is looting Syria does not wash?

            Why would it not wash? Do you think that your owners do not kill and loot? Why would you think that?

            Refusing to look at sources not approved by your owners is the sign of a liberal, benr.

            Also “secular country” does not mean that everyone is an atheist, it means that there is no state religion in Syria and all religions are protected.
            The US has the same system. Are you going to claim that therefore there are no religious people in the USA?

            By the way, the jihadists your owners turned loose on Syria attacked a Christian town in Syria where they still speak Aramaic, the religion that Jesus spoke.
            Have you ever heard of Paul converting on the road to Damascus?
            Where do you think Damascus is?

            Your owners let jihadists loose on Christians who have lived in peace for 2,000 years in Syria, and they tortured, burned and killed them, as well as burning their church.

            But you don’t have to believe that, benr, if it upsets you.

            Don’t let the facts interfere with your sincere belief that your rulers love you and want you to be happy.

            Here is a liberal approved source for you. This is from when Trump tried to leave Syria. The US has been stealing Syria’s oil since Obama. (By the way, Iran is swimming in oil. They don’t need Syria’s oil. That is a neocon bullshit argument.)

            ”There are a lot of good arguments for maintaining an American presence in Syria after the fall of the Islamic State, but President Trump doesn’t seem persuaded by any of them. Perhaps he would back off his urge to cut and run if he knew that the United States and its partners control almost all of the oil. And if the United States leaves, that oil will likely fall into the hands of Iran.”

            .washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2018/03/30/in-syria-we-took-the-oil-now-trump-wants-to-give-it-to-iran/

          • benr January 18, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

            @paula

            I am not liberal by even a little that is laughable. I don’t go to random sites preaching obvious nonsense as a matter of security for my computer and my bank account and doing so has made it so that I have only ever had one virus in thirty years.

            The rest of your screed is nonsense. .

          • benr January 18, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

            @paula

            So, I looked at a few sites that tend to report anti-US news and views and low and behold there it was a sort of corroboration of your syrian post.
            Like all sites some of it is wrong or slanted but enough is there to at least get another side to the stories.

            globalresearch.ca/

    • dorn January 16, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      “Planet of the Apes”

    • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

      Overall I like Jane Goodall. So there is a possibility that i too am a chimp witch. But I don’t like what is happening and what they have done. So I don’t like the style of it all essentially. It makes sense to me that the nano particles are the source of the toxicity. My simple understanding is that nano particles can be so damaging because they basically can pierce through all tissue and cells and everything basically and so that damage accumulates until it is too much.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

        That’s the problem…your simple understanding made even simpler by your conspiracy riddled mind.

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

          What’s conspiratorial about it? You can do some simple searches to find information on the dangers of nanotech. Even really complicated stuff can be boiled down to simple component parts.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            Really SSL….I’m a scientist but thanks for boiling it down for me.

          • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 11:55 pm #

            Oh yeah! What type of scientist are you?

          • Ron Anselmo January 17, 2023 at 12:19 am #

            RR – I’m not a scientist, and I rarely drink beer, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis.

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 11:43 am #

            Now RR is a scientist hahahah yeah of what?
            How put one thumb up your ass and one in your mouth and rotating them endlessly?

          • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            Ron,

            Molesting monkeys in a hot tub does not make him the world’s most interesting man.

      • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

        Better to experiment on lab chimps and monkeys than people.

        But there are too many of us and too few wild chimps. A sad situation to be sure.

        Maybe they could have a retirement policy for lab animals, so many years but no longer. Then some amenities and comfort, and a chance to socialize. Employment opportunities for chimp witches here.

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 11:54 pm #

          Lol leave it to you develop an entire work program and retirement policy out of it all. I’m heartened to hear of the opportunities for chimp witches. Would they also be able to obtain a pleasing retirement policy? And how about those workplace amenities 😉

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            You’re an absurdist like me. The phrase “chimp witch” just keeps repeating itself in your mind, it being so absurd!

          • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

            Lol you know me well! Yes, it does continue to reverberate in my mind 🙂

        • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

          “Maybe they could have a retirement policy for lab animals, so many years but no longer.” Such a humanitarian – or animalitarian…

          Most lab animals are in the incinerator less than a year after they enter the lab – less than a year after they were born, in most cases. Hell of a retirement plan.

          An island of angry, vengeful, and possibly articulate, chimps? Yeah, that sounds like it could be fun.

    • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

      I think you didnt spell his name correctly.

  31. Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

    DMV is closed today.

    • Mick January 16, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

      Yes, they’re celebrating Martin Luther Vandross Day.

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

      A great man, right?

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

        Absolutely, you racist incel.

        • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

          Wrong. He was a Communist dedicated to the destruction of the United States.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

            Well, considering how swell things were going for black folks back then, who wouldn’t want it destroyed? But then again, things are not so black and white (pun intended) basement boy. Go back to stormfront and masturbate with the other pathetic white boyz.

          • elysianfield January 16, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            “Well, considering how swell things were going for black folks back then,”

            Runner,
            Yes, those were the bad old days for our dusky brethren. The bad old days, when there were predominately two parent families, most black children were not bastards, and there were much fewer black children murdered on those ghetto streets.

          • Anthea January 16, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

            Actually, as elysianfield implies, blacks were far better off at almost every level in the 1950s.

            In addition to high employment rates and largely intact families, there was little problem with drugs or shootings. Black kids got a far better education in neighborhood schools. There were also far more black-owned businesses.

        • K-Chien January 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

          Jarek is too old to be an incel.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            There is no age limit to being an incel.

            It means “involuntary celebate.”

          • K-Chien January 16, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

            Usually as a guy gets older it gets more voluntary.

          • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

            Can women be incels? Why not, right?

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 9:44 pm #

            No, 99.99% of women can’t be involuntary celibates.

            There’s probably not a woman on the planet who can’t get sex if she wants it, even without paying.

          • Ron Anselmo January 17, 2023 at 1:01 am #

            Come on now Mary, 1 in 10,000? Which planet?

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

            Well Mary has a point, but Sinead O’Connor was driven to take an ad out in the paper trying to get a boyfriend. She mentioned that he would have to be up for anal.

            Given the way she looks in the last few years, the above is understandable. Absolutes (or near ones) are easy to disprove.

        • elysianfield January 16, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

          Runner

          Incel. Excellent! I did not know the word existed. When describing an incel, I, in the past, used the word “livinginparentsbasementandifyoucanexplaincomputergamingIwill tellyyouwhatavaginafeels/lookslike”

          Sooo, an incarcerated youth would be described as “incel”?

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Think you’re forgetting a few details there ely but go on….

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

            It’s not celebate because of jail, it’s celebate because no woman will have you. Big diff, so, no.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            “celibate” even. I don’t know why I keep misspelling it.

        • malthuss January 16, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

          he was into s n m. a creep that mark king.

    • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      Yep. It’s a federal holiday.

  32. riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

    Rinse, wash, repeat…lap up the dirt. Same column as last week. Oh, so the ‘weaponization of government’ is a bad thing. But, are we going to look at Dumpy’s well-know weaponization of government…ya know, to keep things balanced and make sure everyone gets a chance to do some ‘splainin. What’s that? Put Patel in charge? Sure, makes perfect sense as he was part of the weaponization on behalf of Orange Julius. Not.
    And Jimmy’s attempt to go after the so-called ‘incentive of hospitals’ has been already debunked so he must’ve missed the memo on that one, but he has to keep the laptop bombardiers amped and ready!

    The sniveling weasels will follow this up in 3,2,1 with their juvenile whine….’why don’t you just go away troll?’

    • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

      Then you must be an anteater lol. I don’t know what problem you might have with Kash, please do tell. Seems to be very intelligent and knowledgeable to me. On the CDC website it mentions that through the CARES act 178 billion dollars was released to hospitals and providers “on the front lines” of the covid response. So it sounds like hospitals were paid to handle covid cases. It sounds like there was an incentive to report cases. Gosh, I was anticipating you would be more armed with facts.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

        Holy muthafuckin’ shit! Hospitals were paid to treat patients! Alert the press!
        He can’t be that bright…he worked for the fat orange slob. In addition, that would probably go down as something we call ‘a conflict of interest.’

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

          Since when do conflicts of interest matter? It seems like you need people who know what happened to conduct a real investigation right? I’m already tired doing your thinking for you. But hit me. What else is confusing and baffling you today?

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

            You would think (oh wait), that all of you dipshits clamoring for numerous investigations would prefer to do them in such a way that would make them credible.

          • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 12:08 am #

            Now look at you getting yourself all dirty trying to make a point. What makes you think they will not be conducted in a credible way? The deeper problem is that credibility is not the issue for you. You have already determined the outcome of the investigations were they to be credible or not. This is the central problem. You still have TDS after all this time. I’m sorry. This disease is incurable. We are in the “keeping you comfortable” phase. Now why don’t you rest before you work yourself up too much there.

        • Anthea January 16, 2023 at 11:25 pm #

          Um…no. Hospitals were paid to kill patients.

        • Anthea January 16, 2023 at 11:47 pm #

          In previous trials to treat other diseases (one of which was ebola) Remdesivir was abandoned because (wait for it!) it killed people. It was deemed too dangerous to use, even to treat ebola.

          Ventilators, even in early 2020, were known to have produced a 95% death rate in China, as a treatment for covid. In the US, the death rate was, I think, only 85%. Ventilators, from a strictly mechanical standpoint were know to not only be useless for covid, but damaging, as well, fairly early in the game.

          Anyone who was familiar with studies and statistics KNEW all this in early 2020. If you’re a doctor, you have a DUTY to know what the hell you’re doing, BTW. Yet these harmful and even deadly treatments were universally used, in spite of the existence of truly safe and effective treatments. In fact, truly safe and effective treatments were both vilified and banned.

          So what you have here are multiple approaches to killing people, along with large monetary incentives to kill people.

          I’m not sure why I’m telling you this. It seems impossible that you would not know it already. But go figure.

        • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:32 am #

          “A conflict of interest” claims riverrat, is when someone has been an employee of another person.

          It is not, he claims at the same time, when hospitals are told that they must cancel all patient services except those related to covid, and they are given billions of dollars to treat “covid patients”, who can conveniently be diagnosed with an unreliable test that hospitals and clinics are also paid to use.

          No one could possibly have predicted what would happen when the arena was set up like that.

          And now that we see what happened we must close our eyes and pretend that it did not happen.

          Our ruling overlords have spoken through their obedient mouthpiece.

        • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 12:54 am #

          @ riverrunner:

          Hospitals killed people and got paid very well for it. This would not be difficult for most people to understand.

    • ViceGrip January 17, 2023 at 7:26 am #

      A ‘scientist’?

  33. mitchellc January 16, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

    Since everyone here understands most of the major arcs, what if anything are people doing to prepare for the day bond sales begin to fail and fed.res is forced to buy the entire tranches

    (By prepare, I mean to be ready for the public reaction when ebt, wic, etc fail to cover living/eating expenses of the untermensch)

    We know jhk has his mini farm – he followed his own advice long ago.

    There, We support charities and other local needs in an effort to engender goodwill with nationals. Here, we’ve pursued the traditional close neighborhood approach while employing the gray man technique

    So the question is, which way do you go? No more atm, no firearms, completely at the mercy of locals, but perhaps joined by masses of fellow refugees

    Or stay and hold – you’re part of the social fabric, you understand (you ARE) the culture, you can protect yourself, but you’ll be in the middle of the fight

    My wife says get out of dodge, but I’m leaning towards staying

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

      It must be terrible to know what you know but still be at the mercy of the ferals and hoi polloi. I thought you were higher on the Pyramid!

      Many people have some psychic ability. You won’t smell right to them. Sucks to be you soon, eh?

      What happened to you? Why weren’t you able to climb higher? It’s your fault after all. That’s basic Social Darwinism.

      • mitchellc January 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

        Here’s the thing, to the general public, (ret) generals, former ceos of f500 companies, wealthy biz owners are viewed as a higher, protected caste. In reality, they don’t travel with security, which makes them just like everyone else.

        They chit chat with neighbors. walk their dogs past the gardener pulling weeds, a local fishing off the rocks, anyone who could compromise their security either direct kinetic, kidnapping or other extortion

        You have to really be isolated with trusted security, but even then a failure like Pelosis could breach the perimeter

        Ultimately, eve the wef Davos crowd should figure Russia, China, Iran know “where they live”. Those bunkers might not survive a hypersonic

    • elysianfield January 16, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

      “No more atm, no firearms, completely at the mercy of locals,”

      Mitch,
      No more firearms? That genie is out of the bottle. That toothpaste has been squeezed from the tube. Elvis has left the building. (Insert favorite metaphor here).

      At 50% compliance, there would still be approx. 300 million firearms remaining in the hands of the unwashed. 50% compliance is a governmental wet dream…in this political climate, expect much, much less compliance. Me? Of course I will comply…not like those other bastards….

      I would suggest that not only fences make good neighbors/

      • mitchellc January 16, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

        I’m speaking of mx, where every local has a firearm even though they are illegal.

        The third unspoken option is the gringos flood the zone, bring all of their ‘stuff’, and carve out a 3rd way

      • mrs_saj January 16, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

        Beat me to it Elysianfield. I just bought another gun last week.

        Everyone is on a different progression for planning. Some finished years ago. Some will never start. I’m in the middle. I have more to do.

    • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      I would like to leave but the reality is that leaving would require an investment in somewhere else and that seems like something that would take a lot of time and effort. So i am thinking of focusing more on getting into the mindset that it may be good to be like a nomad or like a gypsy. And often time you have to hide. I guess some people think that is strange but it seems normal to me I guess. And you’ll have to be ready to justify your existence because you will come across ruthless predators who have machetes and knives and guns.

      • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

        “And you’ll have to be ready to justify your existence because you will come across ruthless predators who have machetes and knives and guns.”

        No doubt, these will, in your mind, be wild Libtards who’ve lost their minds due to their numerous clot shots, right? As if…down your way, SSL, and right through the south, the crazies will be wearing MAGA golf caps and sporting straggly beards à la ZZ Top

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

          You’re so naive. That doesn’t mean everything is going to be safe and zen by any stretch of the imagination. When people are pushed to limits and desperation sets in you don’t know what is liable to happen. I don’t know how much libtard and maga will even mean in those situations because you are dealing with a different reality all together at that point.

          • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

            …an imagined irreality. Go ahead. Fantasize away…it’s your “Special Power”.

          • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 12:14 am #

            convince yourself more but the words are working 🙂

        • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

          Your anger is hilarious.

          Deliciously so.

          You have now flounced a third time.

          Make your next goodbye even more theatrical, Buttercup.

          LOL.

          • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

            Anger? No, I’m fucking laughing my head off. You guys are so full of shit AND you’re so equally and completely unaware of how ridiculous your ‘dialogue’ is…couldn’t make it up (but you do).

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

            He’s seething with libtard rage.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

            Says the person who posts more than anybody and clearly is socially retarded.

          • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 3:05 am #

            Anger.

            There is a reason you repeatedly come back to a place where not even one person agrees with you.

            Or for the rest of us:

            Hilarity.

            😀

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 8:35 am #

            @rl

            No, you’re unhinged it’s obvious by your posting and use of several names.
            Pathetic really but that is what we expect from simpleminded fools such as yourself.

        • Anthea January 17, 2023 at 12:36 am #

          @ Redneck Liberal:

          No. No one thinks the Libtards will turn into ruthless predators. They are little bitches. They will watch TV till they can’t find any more crumbs in the sofa cushions, and then they’ll go and demonstrate in front of the abandoned federal building. If they can get the car to start–a problem because someone will have siphoned their gas.

          The Libtards will not be the predators; they will be the victims.

          • benr January 17, 2023 at 8:33 am #

            If and when the world goes kablooey the first-place people will head is the houses with the we believe in stupid shit signs.

      • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

        Stay where you are Starlight, among the people you know.

    • Anthea January 17, 2023 at 12:20 am #

      @ mitchellc:

      One of the more concerning things is being “joined by masses of fellow refugees.” IMHO, rural areas will be far less troubled by urban blacks than by fleeing urban and suburban whites–most of whom will be whiny little bitches who are unwilling to work and contribute, though there will of course be ample employment for them doing farm work and other manual labor.

      Rural small farmers have been troubled by the lack of sufficient farm labor for years (or even decades) around here.

      One local farmers’ market vendor has hundreds of acres of peach trees. It is always a struggle for him to find farm laborers to pick the peaches.

      Some local small farmers have a hired hand who lives with them and gets paid a small wage, in addition to free room and board–an okay deal for a guy with few or no employment possibilities, especially if the farm wife is a good cook.

      Most rural areas could employ hundreds of refugees (if they were wiling to work for little compensation). But I’m not sure they could employ thousands or tens of thousands of fleeing suburbanites.

      IMHO, blacks will never venture very far from the cities, though I think they’ll gut the suburbs like a fish. They will also steal the cars, but by that time the highways will be impassible. Blacks are not likely to go traipsing around the rural hills and hollers on foot, where they would encounter insects, spiders, dogs (probably lots of feral dogs), and weather. Urban blacks don’t do that shit. They’d eat each other first.

    • Anthea January 17, 2023 at 12:29 am #

      @ mitchellc:

      Re, “No more atm, no firearms,” I think you’re mistaken. Rural people have LOTS of firearms, and I suspect many of them have ammo out the wazoo. (Sounds like it around here, anyway.)

      Re the ATM problem: Do local rural people keep a stash of cash around the house? I don’t know, but I’d doubt it. But I do suspect that many more people have a stash of gold and silver than you would think.

      One guy I know who lives in a close-in suburb recently told me he has about $7,000 in junk silver, much of it stuff his late father collected. The reason I know he has it is because he recently asked me if I wanted to buy some of it.

      Bottom line: I think there may be enough gold and silver stashed away among rural people to function as currency, at least minimally. Obviously, barter would be everyone’s preference.

      We’re pretty close-knit around here. Productive and skilled people know and trust a lot of other productive and skilled people. They’ll get by. Though if you’re an asshole, getting by will be problematic.

  34. K-Chien January 16, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

    Justice for jabs. Will it catch on?

  35. Beryl of Oyl January 16, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

    I thought I posted that an American Idol contestant just died, but now I don’t see it.

  36. BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

    Lest we forget, events at Davos kick off today. We’ll see what comes out of there in the next week or so.

    I like looking at what’s on the menu. Well, nothing but the best, with choice delicacies flown in from around the world: cavier from Russia (yes, Russia!) White Truffles, Waygu beef, Oysters, Ibenco Ham from Spain, and of course plenty of Don Perignon and other top shelf Champagnes from France. Cases of Scotch whiskey. Well why not live it up? Note on the menu there are no roaches or beetles, or other insects these elites are encouraging us Proles to eat.

    • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      I would like to do an energy and carbon footprint audit of the whole affair. What do you think BRH? Do you think they would be open and transparent and let the audits proceed? Apparently Klaus and George S. called off their attendance which has people asking questions. My initial intuition tells me that they may want the publicity to die down. How public of a group will the WEF continue to be?

      • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

        “Apparently Klaus and George S. called off their attendance which has people asking questions.”

        Smart move! They must have got wind of the huge, covert, Russian-backed attack being planned by the ClusterFuckers!

        • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

          OMG, it is alive.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            It forgot to login as Karen or Kbird, I’m guessing.

            Beware of the pre-fill!

          • GreenAlba January 16, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

            Kesa and Beantownbill were away for longer and they hadn’t even left.

            Redneck abandoned us for good because reasons.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:20 am #

            The funniest part is the slinking back in & actually expecting people to take him seriously.

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

          Wow that kinda power feels good. But unfortunately it seems that is likely not the cause. But, truly your guess is a good as mine. I’m still leaning toward them starting to really pursue more secrecy. At least within the upper ranks of the organization. Klaus and Soros could still be meeting like two doctor evils. Who knows.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

          LMAO! CFN’ers are on the case RL!

      • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

        How could Klaus Schwab not go? Davos is his deal. That’d be like if Jerry Lewis didn’t show up at the Jerry Lewis telethon.

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

          I think the official line thusfar is that he had some sort of health issue.

          • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            The dude is in his mid 80s. Trouble is, lizards like Soros & Schwab seemingly never die. I figured what kept them (and Biden) alive and lucid were the meth/steroid shots administered daily. But there might be some long life serum we don’t know about.

          • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

            Lizards like Schwab and Soros need secrecy to operate effectively. I read somewhere that Davos is too public for them now.

            That is kinda scary.

          • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 12:17 am #

            I also think they could be having complete blood transfusions done. Organ replacements too. Definitely think its possible they want more secrecy now but we’ll see

      • Islander January 16, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

        “I would like to do an energy and carbon footprint audit of the whole affair.”

        Hey, I wrote that on the previous thread.

      • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

        Oh, so you do agree that carbon is a problem??

        • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 3:12 am #

          Carbon is life.

          Your IQ is death.

    • SW January 16, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

      No Mesquite BBQ flavored crickets?! Obviously an oversight.

      The Festival of Hypocrites believes they’re untouchable. Hubris was spelled out by the Greeks centuries ago and the rich and powerful can’t control as much as they think they can. Humility isn’t on the menu this year, but for all their planning and plotting, they’ve forgotten, as human beings, we are born alone and die alone and they will too. That’s one outcome that can’t be algorithmed away.

      • cowbell81 January 16, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

        No doubt they will be eating high end caviar, sipping champagne, and flying in fresh lobster from the Maine coast.

    • Q. Shtik January 16, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

      Don Perignon – BRH

      =========

      Dom

      • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

        My French isn’t good, Q. We have guests from France a few times a year but they speak English when they’re here.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

      No lab meat, even? Tsk, tsk. Not even capable of creating the look of practicing what they preach.

  37. cowbell81 January 16, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

    San Francisco Reparations Committee Proposes That Each Black Longterm Resident Receive $5M and Debt Forgiveness

    A reparations committee in San Francisco proposes paying each longtime Black resident $5 million and debt forgiveness after decades of “systematic repression.”
    Last month, the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee released its draft report on reparations – not for slavery, since California was not a slave state but “to address the public policies explicitly created to subjugate Black people in San Francisco by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of chattel slavery.”

    The draft states, “While neither San Francisco nor California formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement.”

    A complete list of financial suggestions for Black San Francisco residents is included in the draft plan, including a one-time, lump-sum payout of $5 million to each eligible person.

    “A lump sum payment would compensate the affected population for the decades of harms that they have experienced and will redress the economic and opportunity losses that Black San Franciscans have endured, collectively, as the result of both intentional decisions and unintended harms perpetuated by City policy,” the draft states.

    The candidate must be 18 years old and identify as Black or African American on official records for at least ten years to qualify for the program. Additionally, they must meet two out of eight additional requirements, which they may select from a list that includes “Born in San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 and has proof of residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years” and “Personally, or the direct descendant of someone, incarcerated by the failed War on Drugs.”

    According to the draft, the plan also calls on the city to supplement lower-income recipients’ income to reflect the Area Median Income, which is around $97,000, annually for at least 250 years.

    “Racial disparities across all metrics have led to a significant racial wealth gap in the City of San Francisco,” it argues. “By elevating income to match AMI, Black people can better afford housing and achieve a better quality of life.”

    Furthermore, the plan aims to create “a comprehensive debt forgiveness program” that will forgive all qualifying individuals’ credit card debt, school loan debt, mortgage debt, etc.

    “Black households are more likely to hold costlier, riskier debt and are more likely to have outstanding student loan debt,” the draft explains. “When this is combined with lower household incomes, it can create an inescapable cycle of debt. Eliminating this debt gives Black households an opportunity to build wealth.”

    In June, the committee plans to submit the final draft proposal to Mayor London Breed, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

    “There are so many efforts that result in incredible reports that just end up gathering dust on a shelf,” said Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin. “We cannot let this be one of them.”

    • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

      Are people ever going to realize that the lack of success by the Black community is the fault of the Black community and its lack of ambition? It is easier to fall back to government dependence and crime than to work hard to get ahead.

      The success of solid Black businessmen, professionals and sports figures shows that the color of their skin is no impediment to motivated individuals. Where is all the Whitey opposition to these folks?

      The extremely tiny amount of White Supremacists over he decades are just an excuse.

      There is definitely more racism by the Blacks against Whites and especially Asians.

      • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

        redstate.com/bonchie/2023/01/16/democrat-introduces-legislation-to-make-white-people-criticizing-minorities-a-federal-crime-n689270

        JohnAZ – keep an eye on this one.

      • Anthea January 17, 2023 at 12:44 am #

        The main problem with blacks’ “quality of life” is that almost all of them live around other blacks.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

      That is laugh out loud funny, so it will probably pass.

    • Blackbird January 17, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

      At those prices, who ain’t a brutha?

    • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 1:06 am #

      When lazy, ignorant, shiftless people come into money, they are usually dead within two years, usually from drinkin’ and druggin’.

      On the bright side, the increase in the money supply will not affect inflation for anything but booze and drugs. The drug cartels and liquor store owners will get rich.

  38. farmgal January 16, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

    Someone mentioned upthread that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was attending the WEF in Davos. I think that’s quite fitting as his first act of his newly elected second term. I have given up trying to convince people that he is nothing but a money hungry slicked up redneck. That being said I must admit to having voted for him in the last election.

    It’s a sad fact that people seem to not to vote for someone – only against someone else. The only person I actually voted for over the last four or five presidential elections was Donald Trump and if I am completely honest, that was a vote against Hillary.

    I keep telling myself that I will never vote again, but like a junkie I keep going back for more. It’s really difficult to sit back and think of the possibility of someone like Stacey Abrams running the state. I guess I just have to get the point of not giving a shit. In case you’re interested here’s a link to some commentary on Brian’s vacay. leohohmann.com/2023/01/11/why-is-georgia-gop-governor-brian-kemp-heading-to-davos/

    • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

      You think that maybe Kemp is a RINO, that his heart is in the socialization and eventual globalization of the US? People that believe the Deep State is paramount want this result. I remember when Trump asked for Georgia to check its vote count to get him more votes, Kemp and his SOS said adamantly, NO.

      You are right, Abrams would have been a disaster.

      • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

        BTW,Trump went to Davos, once, he was not asked back.

        One point for him, Schwab did not like him.

        • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

          Trump’s speech at Davos is worth rewatching.

          It was a massive slap in the face.

          He was excellent on foreign policy, but his Davos speech remains one of his finest moments.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

            Tell us dear readers NO….was he excellent when he said he’d bomb parts of Mexico or N. Korea? Are those the parts that got you all hot and bothered? You know, the parts(there were others)in which Kelly had to explain to the simpleton that that’s not the way the world works. He had to be coddled like a child.

      • Redneck Liberal January 16, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

        Raffensperger (and Kemp, much to my surprise) had enough balls to tell the Orange Bully-Boy to fuck the hell off. Great work on their part and showed a modicum of integrity (much lacking in many other “red” states.

        • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 3:11 am #

          Red/Blue

          Black/White

          Dumb/Dumber.

    • BackRowHeckler January 16, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

      You know farmgal, maybe Gov. Kemp is in Davos not to sell us out, but to look out for our interests. The possibility exists. It doesn’t hurt to have our own people on the inside.

      • farmgal January 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        @BRH – I would certainly like to think so but I really doubt it. Perhaps you remember that a month of so after the 2020 election the boyfriend of Kemp’s daughter was killed in a tragic automobile accident. My tin foil hat vibrates just thinking about it.

  39. JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

    Jarek

    Anything foreign creates a reaction from the immune system. One of the basic functions of the system is to discern self from foreign. Then to attack foreign.

    You ask which part of the vaxx is toxic, the nanoparticles vs. the s protein?

    IMHO, both. If the nanoparticles was self neutral, no problem. However, if it was, it would not go away, the immune system would not bother it, it would go on forever. The contents of the nanoparticles is a major unknown, some content is known or suspected. Is it toxic? If it creates a reaction from the immune system, it is inflammatory, Inflammation is what is killing these kids.

    Is the s protein toxic? Of course! It is the reason the virus elucidates a response from our bodies we call Covid. It is the killer as the body over protects itself in response to the virus speed of attack. Inflammation throughout the thorax, clots, permeable alveolar membranes allowing body fluids to drown us. Is there any difference between the s protein from the virus or the vaxx? Not much if it is to work. How sensitive is the spectrum of humans to the s protein? Who knows, the PTB will not even investigate it, but anecdotes and VAERS are starting to tell a tale.

    Answer to your question, IMO, both. A lot depends on how long they last, if gone in a few days as claimed, not so bad. If gone in weeks or months, inflammation increases. So far, very short term and longer term reactions seem to be happening.

    Night Owl denies the virus’ existence and wants the s protein in the vaxx reaction to be the bad guy. ??? He may be right. My question though is where did the roadmap come from? Lab built gain of function viruses would be any easy source. Oops, someone wore it home.

    • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

      I have said many times that I have little doubt that the kind of research they did in Wuhan and at JHU led to the development of the Death Shot.

      Covid, however, remains the greatest hoax in human history.

      • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

        NO

        Respectfully,

        Where did the get the map for the s protein? It had to fit into the ACE2 receptor.

        • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 3:09 am #

          This is covered in the above post. You are suggesting they created and released a deadly virus.

          A deadly virus that killed virtually no one statistically, and, ofc, which is indistiguishable from varous flus and pneumonias that were no longer present in the annual statistics once the “virus” was out and about.

          If it exists, where is it? Show us.

    • Jarek January 16, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

      Interesting, thanks. In the early days, we heard about a lot of mostly middle aged women going into perpetual spasm – a horrible, exhausting thing.

      Is that still going on? All the attention is on the heart stuff now. Some people thought the spasms were from the nano-lipids I believe.

      • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

        Jarek, you brought up a thought though.

        Remember the period changes of many, many women.

        It is controlled by the mind clock and hormones being released on a periodic basis.

        What was the vaxx doing to these controllers?

        The s protein went everywhere, affecting anywhere there were ACE receptors, creating inflammation.

        The PTB should have known by the effectiveness of the attack by the virus itself, the s protein was toxic. The decisions made, in hindsight, seem insane.

        Also insane is getting boosted.

  40. Q. Shtik January 16, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

    This is a quiz:

    I heard a Black man on TV use the word “wheel.”

    I heard another Black man use the word “stinch.”

    What were the words they were mispronouncing? Use them in sentences of your own construction.

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

      Will & stench?

      • Q. Shtik January 16, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

        Bingo!

        As in God’s wheel and the stinch of politics.

    • Islander January 16, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

      Sounds like Jacinda Ardern!

  41. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth January 16, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

    Please Vlad dispatch one Kinzhal for Davos

    Or is it that the demons that destroy the West should be given full reign to cut themselves off at the knees

    • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

      There it is…took longer than usual for the Vlad-humpers to show up. Can always count on a few of you to admire a murderous thug.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

        You wait all day for someone to mention Putin, but think we’re weird?

        • Night Owl January 16, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

          His venting relates to recent news that Vlad has made further advances into Azov Nazi territory and blown a significant number of them into bloody, bony bits.

          Too bad, so sad.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

            Ah! That explains the excited behavior.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

            Sure….NO it’s all about the Nazis. And you are ‘deeply concerned about Nazis?’

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

            The great foreign policy expert Night Owl, buys into the Putin propaganda hook, line and sinker. Tell us readers Night Owl…is it the Satanists, the Nazis or the terrorists? I will grant you there is a nazi problem but that is not the justification for Putin’s murderous onslaught that you seem to admire. And since you’re so well-versed in Russia propaganda, you must be aware of the massive Nazi problem within Russia that Putin seems to tacitly endorse. So…big boy…try to connect some dots.

          • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 3:06 am #

            Two rage posts in a row.

            😀

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:23 am #

            RR wears blue & yellow flag pajamas to bed & dreams of Z in heels.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

          Q…something is very off with you. You sit at your keyboard 24/7 posting at this site. You are an odd duck. Go outside and get some fresh air.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 10:59 pm #

            The entirety of my comments today probably took about 1/2 hour total.

            The fact you have no concept of how long it takes to do things might be part of your encroaching clotshot-created early onset dementia.

            Seek help!

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

            Time for the nighttime ambien Q. Nighty night.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

          Weird would be an understatement….you clearly have no life and no connection, hence…a freak.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:07 pm #

            As of now, you’ve commented 34 times.

          • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

            But the difference Q, is that I will go to work tomorrow, be productive, actually interact with people and take a break until Friday. You, not so much.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:25 am #

            It’s pretty funny you think I don’t have a job. Not only that, but also taking classes working on certifications.

            Acing them all, of course.

            Also running my own business.

            But your lies about your own productivity are fun, keep it up, I enjoy the yuks.

          • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

            Good for you Q…let’s hope you’re getting ‘certified’ in stats, data analysis and reading comprehension.

  42. MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

    Coretta Scott King’s kin are not a fan of the phallic new “woke” statue dedicated to MLK.

    https://nypost.com/2023/01/15/woke-mlk-penis-statue-insults-black-community-coretta-scott-king-kin/

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

      Does anyone know the race/color of the designer? It might be the biggest laugh I have this week if they are white.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

        Apparently he is black. https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/hank-willis-thomas-pace-gallery-1234653756/

        $10 million dollars!

        • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

          It is called The Embrace,

          From one angle it should be called “Masturbation”.

          • JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            The King family should get the BLM to tear that sucker down.

          • Islander January 16, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

            If the King-Scott family can agree on a demand, they should have the thing melted down and a new commission given to a different artist, to create a normal statue showing the couple with their complete bodies and heads.

            This is an embarrassment.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

            LMAO! Too true, JAZ.

          • Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 10:48 am #

            See my post down thread.

            The “artist” for this pile of shit is tied to Soros and Open Societies.

            Of course.

    • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 12:26 am #

      LOL gosh this sitch reminds me of a funny meme

      • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:26 am #

        There are probably already 1000s of funny memes on this, I am guessing this abomination will always be great fodder for them.

    • Disaffected January 17, 2023 at 8:00 am #

      LOL! It’s schlongus massivus, the long-rumored extinct giant Penisaurus Rex!

  43. JohnAZ January 16, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

    I wonder how many copies of these documents are in Ukraine and China being sold for Biden laundered cash. I would bet money that Hunter was in the lead of all of this, having access to the files, and paying his dad $50000 a month for rent. Boy, talk about blatant laundering.

    To think, Trump was impeached for looking into this corruption, doing the FBI’s job.

    • messianicdruid January 16, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

      Two birds, one stone.

      They have no problem sacrificing Joe to keep Don out of the WH.

    • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

      Your ‘wondering’ has allowed your brain to fall out.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

        Your demented hero fake prez is a traitor. Lap it up, CNN cypher.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:07 pm #

          Uh-oh…getting close to Q’s bedtime.

        • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

          Hero? Fake prez? The quiet desperation of a drug-addled mind continues to escalate.

          • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 2:00 am #

            Are you still “Ridin’ with Biden?”

  44. Uncle Bob January 16, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

    I will now temporarily derail the comments to say, when I first saw the title for today’s column, I thought, Oh, thank God! Jim hates the University of Alabama’s football team, too!

    On a serious note, a 20 year old offensive lineman for my beloved Georgia Bulldogs and a recruiting staffer were killed and two passengers on their vehicle were injured when their SUV went off the road, drove through two utility poles, and ended up striking several trees outside Athens, GA about 2:45 AM Sunday. The latest report I saw said they were en route to joining several other Dawgs at a Waffle House. Twelve hours earlier, the victims attended a rally for the team’s victory in the national championship game.

    Okay, back to the regularly scheduled invective.

    • riverrunner January 16, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

      Geez, crazy uncle, I’m surprised you refrained from blaming the crash on the vax. A major leap for you. Good puppy.

      • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 12:30 am #

        Stop being a poop flinging monkey and be right please. Today should be a minimal effort day ok lol.

  45. Jarek January 17, 2023 at 2:32 am #

    Woman is a misbegotten man and has a faulty and defective nature in comparison to his. Therefore she is unsure in herself. What she cannot get, she seeks to obtain through lying and diabolical deceptions. And so, to put it briefly, one must be on one’s guard with every woman, as if she were a poisonous snake and the horned devil. … Thus in evil and perverse doings woman is cleverer, that is, slyer, than man. Her feelings drive woman toward every evil, just as reason impels man toward all good. –Saint Albertus Magnus, Dominican theologian, 13th century: Quaestiones super de animalibus XV q. 11

    The best thing about Republican women is no penis.
    – Ted Nugent (Nuge)

    My mother wasn’t like this. She knew her place and served well – better than my father in many ways.

    Husbands must serve their servant wives – just as Kings and Knights must serve their people, even unto death.

    • Woodchuck January 17, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      Lilith! She’s at the bottom of all these issues!

      The idea of woman being a misbegotten man is a fascinating biological delusion common in the era and locale of Jesus. I learned this from listening to Bible scholar Bart Ehrman’s very popular you tube videos. When it came to differences between the sexes, it was commonly believed that a woman was just a man that somehow never developed, that the woman was an incomplete man. When people thought about someone’s sex, they were thinking not of two different *kinds* of beings, but two different *degrees* of beings, one having a higher “degree” than the other. In ancient patriarchies, it was believed that the essence of life was in male “seed”, that it was the same with people as it was with wheat. You “plow” the woman with your penis and you are planting seeds in there that grow to become babies. People in that day and age had no idea that women had eggs in them, and that these eggs contained most of the genetic information and other items needed for an egg to grow to a baby. One of the more obvious things to learn from history is that humans have been suffering for a long time from popular delusions and beliefs having no foundation in reality.

      This one was from Dilbert, read it and rant and rave!

      • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        Eggs? In other words, women are birds? Man the featherless biped! Dil is taking us back to the Greeks or is that the Geeks.

        So-crates, Dil?

    • SoftStarLight January 17, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

      I like this. I think it’s a sweet sentiment. So little of that in the world today you know.

      • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

        I have lots more where that came from.

    • Hereward the Woke January 17, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

      You don’t half talk some drivel. Get out more!

      • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

        That wasn’t me but rather, Saint Albertus Magnus. You need to stay in more and think.

  46. Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 4:21 am #

    Davos cab driver says he cannot drive WEF VIPs around in electric cars, as they are too dangerous.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujzCzxHPQzc

    Shit EVs for thee but not for me.

    LOL.

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      That is hilarious. Someone should take footage of the huge fleet of private jets that must be nearby as well. And take note of the menu that BRH mentions above, which interestingly enough does not include any BBQ cockroachs, how can that be?

      Surely the WEF crew are not *gasp* hypocrites and conmen/women?

    • Islander January 17, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      No native English speakers in Davos, I guess.

      Blind leading the blind.

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

      A lithium factory just exploded in Taiwan….

      • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

        Oh sorry, not Taiwan, Rouen, France. This is what happens from reading too much at once. LOL.

      • riverrunner January 18, 2023 at 12:35 am #

        And another oil spill or two somewhere in the world. What’s your point? Oh right…lithium, bad!

        • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:40 am #

          I see this makes you nervous.

  47. BackRowHeckler January 17, 2023 at 7:25 am #

    Some ‘Brotha with a Beef’ shot up the MLK event in Ft. Pierce, Fla., 8 celebrants hit. This reminds me of the Anti Violence Rallys they hold in Hartford & New Haven after a particularly egregious shooting or stabbing; invariably, violence erupts, and more people are shot and stabbed. In one instance news crews covering the event had to hit the deck as bullets were flying lol.

    Hey, somebody above mentioned reparations for Community Members in SF, $5 million. Reading the article, it became clear … that’s $5 million per Community Member, not $5 million for the Community to divvy up! Another aspect of reparations in this law would forgive all debts for Community Members, and wipe clean all criminal records including felony convictions! That’s going to cost the City of San Francisco a few bucks — they’re not saying how much. The city is already a crime ridden sh#thole and running a $750 million yearly debt.

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:35 am #

      LOL at the MLK event & the shoot-outs protesting shoot-outs which result in even more deaths. You can’t fix stupid.

      Re: the SF reparations thing, this shows without a doubt that collapse is 100% engineered. CA seems to be the testing state. I bet they also end up with digital cash only, brain chips and all that IA crap before anyone else. Except perhaps NY.

      • Woodchuck January 17, 2023 at 11:25 am #

        Stupid will be fixed in short order after the final belly up bankruptcy of the US federal government, followed by states everywhere seceding and federal food and welfare no longer available. It won’t matter what race you are. New governments and new confederations of states will bring “order out of chaos”. After tens of millions of people dead because of social chaos and food being unavailable, the survivors and the new governments will have a *very* no-nonsense and old fashioned approach to problems in the Long Emergency. After a period of deadly famines, people won’t mind at all doing field stoop labor again. It will be that or they wind up some where dead and abandoned, being eaten by worms and covered by flies. With no big nanny gov’t “caring” for people, everyone will do or die. We’ll all be required to grow up. Don’t want to work? Then it will be like apostle Paul suggested – don’t eat!

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          It’s a good thing I’m a hard worker then, I guess…

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

            No one will need the kind of work you do at that point. So, no, sorry.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

            Oh? No one will need someone who can grow produce? Or raise animals? Or sew? Or cook? Or bake? Or paint?

            Just because you don’t have any useful skills don’t project that onto others, lil’ J.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

            Good, Mary. Women’s work.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

            Pretty sure men do all of those things as well. Chefs, bakers, gardeners, farmers, animal husbandry, etc.

            Including sewing. Ever hear of shoe-making?

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

            Good point, Mary. But laying in gas lines is really where it’s at. If you can’t do that, you’re nothing.

          • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 2:07 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Somehow I suspect you have never laid in gas lines–or done a lick of work of any other kind.

          • Blackbird January 18, 2023 at 9:24 am #

            JarJar,

            I’d like to see the look on your face when Mary shows up to replace the gas lines in your crawl space.

            “Well, I didn’t mean these gas lines – anybody could do that…”

          • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:24 am #

            Jar Jar (love that BB) had to come up with a whole new skill after he self-owned…. yet again.

            LOL!

          • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:24 am #

            Yes, Anthea, it’s a good guess that he hasn’t ever lifted a finger. Mommy takes care of everything.

          • Jarek January 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            When Anthea first talked about doing manual labor, she framed it as something imposed on her (how feminine) by circumstance: “It’s not my fault I’m crawling under my house while smoking a little cigar”. (approximate quote). She then said something about actually being feminine!

            Then she started bragging about her abilities! Where did the dainty little flower go?! And implying that i was the feminine one instead – with the feminine now a bad thing since I was involved.

            Trickery is the constant shifting of ground (context) and yes, women excel at it, even as St Albertus said. And in this sense at least, Anthea is very feminine.

            The Ancient Greeks were more or less in agreement. Even though lacking in intellect, women were the equals of men in will – and perhaps greater in cunning, at least in general.

          • Blackbird January 18, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            Kin ya jack a truck?
            Kin ya run a gas line?
            A Nazi boy can survive

          • Paula D January 19, 2023 at 10:22 am #

            As if gas lines will be a thing.

            What will be needed is someone that can rig up a compost methane catcher for individual household use.

            There isn’t going to be a centralized system for running gas from gas fields to individual houses.

            Laying gas lines will be as outdated a skill as writing code.

  48. Mick January 17, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    In California Mass Murder, ‘a Message Being Sent’

    Cops believe a drug cartel is behind the slayings of 6 people at a Calif. home

    “Police believe a drug cartel is behind the fatal shootings of six people at a California home Monday. The “manner and swiftness” of the attack in Goshen, a quiet, mostly Latino farming community near Visalia in Tulare County, suggests experienced killers, the local sheriff says. “This was very personal, and we also believe that it was a message being sent.” A 6-month-old baby was found dead, cradled in her 17-year-old mother’s arms, in a ditch outside the home; it is believed the teen was trying to flee with her infant when they were both shot in the head, the Los Angeles Times reports. Other victims, which included three males and an elderly woman, were also shot in the head, and one of the men suffered so much damage to his face that DNA will need to be used to identify him. The elderly woman is believed to have been shot in the head as she slept in her bed….”

    newser.com/story/330407/drug-cartel-blamed-in-california-murders-of-six.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top

    • BackRowHeckler January 17, 2023 at 9:59 am #

      Well, that’s how they do it in Mexico. IOW, they don’t f##k around. I’m reading the level of violence in Mexico, Honduras, & Venezuela are among the highest in the world, exceeding even SAfrica & Zimbabwe.

      • stelmosfire January 17, 2023 at 10:04 am #

        C’mon Man! How is that possible. Mexico has very strict gun laws. There is only one gun store in Mexico. A country of 125,000,000 people. America needs more gun laws like Mexico. Gun laws stop gun violence. Just look at Mexico’s example.

        • Mick January 17, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          A lot of the guns from that sting operation during the Obama administration are still south of the border. Operation….something or other. I forget the name. It was yet another BATF clusterfuck that did more harm than good. You know, like Waco. But this time the body count is much higher. Lots of killing has been done with those guns over ten plus years.

          • stelmosfire January 17, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            Mick: Operation….something or other. I forget the name.

            It was call “Fat and Furious” Oh, wait a minute, my mistake. That’s the description for the liberal wokesters.

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:40 am #

          See a lot of violence done with machetes. Frankly, I’d rather be shot.

        • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

          Uh, the stats clearly show what you are mocking.

      • Mick January 17, 2023 at 10:13 am #

        ….and we’re going to see a dramatic uptick in this kind of cartel violence in the US. Mostly in Texas, AZ, and CA. But other states as well. These cartels are getting more and more entrenched throughout the fruited plain.

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:47 am #

          Agree, the “Biden” administration is basically signaling to them that it’s open season on the US.

          • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

            Uh huh…more bs from Q. Just read how insane your statement is…c’mon.

          • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:21 am #

            Hologram Joe is mostly likely massively profiting from the escalation in human trafficking (including children, which we saw in a video that was posted here a few weeks back) as well. There is always a reason behind what they do, and it’s always got its roots in profitability.

            Jo Jo Magoo’s brother is the brains behind the family’s grifting. He made millions off the Iraq war.

    • BackRowHeckler January 17, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      Also, even tho the Mafia moved its share of narcotics over the years, this is something you would never see with them. They wouldn’t wipe out women, children and babies like this. A few women were murdered by La Cosa Nostra — Mary Bari in in Brooklyn in the 80s by Greg Scarfa & Teresa Francesa in the 70s by the Luccheses — but it was a rare thing indeed. (Both were suspected of talking to the FBI)

      • Mick January 17, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        G. Gordon Liddy often talked about the mafia because he was a prosecutor in NY during the 60s when it was still very much in business. He said that in many respects the Mafia kept a very tight lid on crime and violence wherever they held sway. They didn’t want the kind of messy nonsense that the south of the border scumbag gangs engenders. Whenever possible they wanted to work with cops rather than stir them up. Of course, that meant many cops were on the take, but it kept hardcore violence down for the innocent public.

        The Mafia only really whacked their enemies, meaning often competition. They were, for the most part, gentleman. Most of them would never even consider killing a wife, a baby, a girlfriend, a mother, a sister, etc…. Or even threatening to do so.

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:46 am #

          They beat their spouses to keep ’em in line, though, there’s plenty of stories about that.

          Horrible domestic abuse and turning their kids into the same sort of sociopath or psychopaths as their dads, whose job was whacking people, intimidating local shop owners, etc.

          It must be a pretty sad state we’ve gotten to when we are nostalgic about how “beneficent” the mafia was.

          Of course, now they just do the same stuff as legit businessmen.

          • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            They are because the liberal illegal activity, drugs, gambling, prostitution etc. has been made legal by the population as it has grown bluer. For example, how the heck did the home of Barry Goldwater become a Blue state? It is our society that is sick and amoral allowing the Mob to create the Deep State.

          • Mick January 17, 2023 at 11:47 am #

            Well….I didn’t say they were perfect.

            And I did not say “beneficent”. Crime was their business. They just conducted business in a less horrific manner than the cartels south of the border do.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            It wasn’t a dig at you, Mick, just saying in general, we do seem to have nostalgia for the mafia since the PTB are such utter monsters, who would have thought it 50 years ago, what we are waking up to understand now? That they want us dead and are poisoning us and messing with our minds daily?

          • Hereward the Woke January 17, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

            I always hated all the hysterical adoration of films like The Godfather and Good Fellas. The mafia are pure evil and most people who loved the films would run a mile if they saw The Fonz.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            Hereward, agree. I can concede that those movies were well made and told a good story. I also liked ‘seeing inside’ the mafia. However, I never came away thinking they were anything more than scumbags.

            I saw a lot more glorification of them when The Sopranos came out. It is an amazing series, but it really did get more people glorifying mafioso types.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

            The Tribe controls America, not the italian maffia.

          • Islander January 17, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

            I have to agree with Jarek on this one.

            The Tribe has been most successful at combining and melding the Underworld and the Overworld, infiltrating the Overworld, and transferring the modus operandi and Weltanschauung of the Underworld to the Overworld. One example of this is the expansion of the charity-NGO as a model of governance, gradually replacing secular government both domestically and internationally. The woke phenomenon is one symptom of this. Jewish communities are run by charities. Now the whole nation, and the planet, is increasing run by undemocratic so-called public-private partnerships/NGOs, which is just another name for a charity with a political agenda.

            Furthermore, the Jewish mob in both its Under- and Overworld modes is most internationally connected, so it’s a two-pincer movement on our domestic constitutionally guaranteed liberties and quality of life.

            Now, add in cartels moving in from Mexico and elsewhere. So far the Mob seems to be OK with the breach of our borders. But what happens when turf wars break out?

            A state that cannot control its borders cannot defend and control its economy nor the rights and status of its citizens.

            Mazel tov!

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

            No one said the mafia controls America. LOL.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

            There are things said overtly and things implied. John’s use of the word Mob is simply misleading. He has explained that he doesn’t simply mean the Mafia, yet it always turns people’s attention onto them since they are synonymous in the popular mind.

            An unfortunate choice, even if made unconsciously. As Jung said, much “thinking” is done unconsciously if you want to call it that. He’s not ready to deal with the reality of Jewish power. Very few Whites are.

          • Jarek January 18, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

            No Mary, John said it. As usual you make my point by using mafia to mean Italians.

        • Woodchuck January 17, 2023 at 10:54 am #

          It’s the same deal when you are in a poor neighborhood and there’s an outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse at the end of the block – a serious outfit like the Hells Angels, East Bay Dragons, Mongols etc. They consider the area around their block to be *their* territory, and just like the police do, they’ll not hesitate from using force if need be to protect and manage their turf. Other gangs and isolated criminals understand its very unwise to tangle with groups the HA (or Crips and Bloods for that matter) so they go somewhere else to do their petty crimes. Aside from the noise they make, a poor neighborhood can actually benefit from having an outlaw biker club in their midst.

          • Mick January 17, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            Exactly. That was the point that Liddy made and is what he observed during his years as a prosecutor. He said that the general consensus of the DA’s office was that the mafia did a better job of keeping the peace on the streets than the po-po did.

            Now, was their wife abuse? Well, was that JUST a mafia issue? Ha. No. (That was for Mary, not you Woodchuck).

          • Islander January 17, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            North End of Boston—very quiet neighborhood.

          • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            Globalization also includes the various Mobs of the world. I wonder if the Mob is not a significant undercurrent at Davos.

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      I wonder why the police put out statements like this, that they KNOW a ‘message is being sent’ before they find out who did it.

      Kinda like the Kohberger murders, if he did it. They said very soon after it happened that it was a targeted murder so no one has to worry, a month and half before they arrested the guy. But he definitely could have murdered again.

      I am guessing they don’t want a panicked public.

      • Mick January 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        They know who did it. They probably even know the names of the individual perpetrators.

      • Paula D January 17, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        I can see how an armed gang can wipe out a family.

        But I don’t see how one man can stab four people to death, without them running or overpowering him. Did three of them wait their turn while he stabbed the first one?

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

          Apparently all it takes is one stab to get someone to bleed out if you hit them in the right spot (e.g., neck or lung – so they can’t breathe). And the 4 had been out drinking all night, no doubt sluggish reactions. Who knows though.

          He could be another psyops. Wouldn’t surprise me. It seems lots of these massacres are occurring in ‘sleepy little towns’ without any history of this sort of thing.

        • Mick January 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

          That’s how the schools and most parents trained the Gen Z’ers. “Now you wait your turn. When in doubt always cooperate”.

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          Also, 2 were in another room, they weren’t all in the same room together. I doubt when the first 2 were stabbed, the other 2 heard it.

        • BackRowHeckler January 17, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          Paula I think the 4 stabbing victims were sleeping.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

            Well, they might have been, although very close to when the murders allegedly occurred, they had ordered door dash. So I can’t imagine they had eaten and then passed out that quickly? Who knows, though. I will say, the stuff they did leak to the press was very contradictory.

      • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

        Apparently he was radicalized in high school, tortured by a clique of the most popular girls in high school – the cheerleaders. That’s what a female crush of his told authorities.

        This group must have reminded him of them.

        • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

          Yes, violent incels are pretty much all alike.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            The evil of men is obvious. But the insidious evil of women often goes unnoticed even as Albertus Magnus said.

          • GreenAlba January 17, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            “The evil of men is obvious.”

            It took them a long time to notice Harold Shipman.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

            Incels are manboys who never emotionally mature and are stuck in adolescent mode.

            Imagine, letting a group of cute highschool girls’ snobbery end up running your life.

          • Jarek January 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            Well he has done a great evil, of course. But on the other hand, should he have just forgotten all about what was done to him, marry someone like that, and that get savaged again? Because that sounds like what you are saying.

            There are better courses of action or non-action.

  49. Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    Another prominent herd creature who believed in pseudo-science has dropped dead.

    “Former Brighton Footballer Enock Mwepu, 25, has Suspected “HEART ATTACK”…

    Incident is said to have occurred while he was “DRIVING”…

    His car was seen “SWERVING on a MAJOR ROAD”…

    He won the Austrian Top Flight 4 times with Salzburg and three Austrian Cups…”

    https://twitter.com/DrJamesOlsson/status/1614685394423123970?cxt=HHwWhMDQ6fXzwegsAAAA

    One of about 10 new cases listed by the good Dr. in the past day alone.

    • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      Night Owl

      My question is what is it going to take to get the authorities to put a warning on the vaxx syringes,

      Caution, this vaxx may be hazardous to your health.

      How about commercials on TV for the Vaxx, giving all the side effects including “may cause death”.. Every other drug ad has the side effects stated, including death.

      • Mick January 17, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        Lol!

        Oh, you are being serious.

        Still funny.

        • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

          A little tongue in cheek, but the intent to criticize the government’s stupidity was fully intentional.

          My real question is when will the public insist on acknowledging the danger of the Vaxx as much as cigarettes.

          • Mick January 17, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

            If you mean a majority of the public? Most likely never.

          • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            False equivalence. Not even remotely a close comparison. Back to junior high for you.

      • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

        You have a great point there, JAZ. Every other RX comes with a slew of warnings a few pages long, including death.

        Why doesn’t the jab?

    • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      Good use of Caps, Cappy.

  50. Night Owl January 17, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    Looks like the “artist” behind that sexualized abomination of an MLK memorial is linked to Soros and Open Societies.

    https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/soros-equality-fellowship?fellow=hank-willis-thomas&filter_year=2022&current=1

    LOL.

    Every. Fucking. Time.

    • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Yeah, I suggested that BLM tear it down. This maybe an example of the BLM approved choice for what our statuary should look like.

      Look at some of the really dumb statuary in Chicago, a BLM run city.

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 11:58 am #

      Nice. I just assumed he was one of them.

    • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

      EFT! Now you sound like one of us.

  51. tom clark January 17, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    I see Al Manos, classic car buyer extraordinaire, has discovered CFN. Hemmings Classic Cars must be mortified. Hey, you gotta pay the bills!

  52. JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    Wow, what is going on with our resident Liberals?

    Ever notice that they never, ever talk politics, talk about issues, debate policy, offer support for the Left side, acknowledge the Right when they are correct.

    They are in attack mode, all the time. They do not attack Politics either, they attack people, they constantly use name calling to attack other CFNers. They NEVER have anything to offer.

    Think back to the days in the sandbox. How did the bullies act, attack, name call, whining, narcissists being created. Most luckily get the shit beat out of them at some point to give them perspective. Others turn into hide bound Liberals, to get their power drive sated. They never do and thus never grow up.

    Are they hackers, trying to represent their Liberal friends by their name calling attacks? Are they bots created by some Liberal organization to dilute conservative blogs with their tripe? They certainly are NOT intelligent rational people trying to logically explain their viewpoints. They never do.

    Proof of the pudding, RL and RR, let us have a discussion about how the flooding of America with excess money, called tax and spend policies, and the resulting inflation, just math, are good for America. A discussion with me, CFN and all the other 79% of American economists that are predicting a major recession this year.

    • Mick January 17, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      Liberalism, especially radical leftism, is a mental illness.

      • JohnAZ January 17, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        Liberalism = lack of ambition =Gimme

        What characterizes a Liberal is the desire for someone else to think for you and work for you, usually the government but charities too.

        Remember when being indebted to someone was a social no-no, charity was an insult to pride.

        Boy, no longer. It does not help, however, that the people who are homeless are being made that way by government policies and lack of fiscal integrity.

        I think about the open border and the millions of immigrants. How many are ending up on the street? How many American citizens are ending up on the street because of economic competition from folks willing to work for nothing? These people are here because Biden has promised them Eden on Earth. I wonder how many go back because America is a lie.

        • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

          The immigrants aren’t liberals. They personify the American Dream (nightmare). Now White Americans have to compete against coolies. The only way to win there is to become coolies or bring back the Unions in the biggest possible way – except that the Unions are on the side of the immigrants!

          We faced this nightmare before and made the right decision: The Chinese Exclusion Act. The United States was to be for White Europeans only.

          As a Cappy (Capitalist), you’re always going to be on the wrong side of things, ultimately.

        • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

          What an idiotic caricature JAZ.

        • Night Owl January 18, 2023 at 4:35 am #

          As I have aged, I have somewhat come around to this view, John.

          That said, if we are going to keep this a binary, many modern conservatives are no better — they simply take the road of the grifter.

          What unites both of these groups is the idea of getting something for nothing.

      • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:04 pm #

        Original Mick…is that freakish dickhead Michael Savage someone you regularly let your mind rot to??

      • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

        Remind us Mick, whose radical now? Hmmmm?

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      They have no argument. The strongest they have is posting CNN links. LOL.

      So they resort to trolling and name-calling, and childhood taunts, etc.

      I find them funny. A very apt representation of the current left.

      • JohnAZ January 18, 2023 at 12:13 am #

        Funny, maybe, except they are the ones leading the country down the drain.

        • riverrunner January 18, 2023 at 12:32 am #

          How so, JAZ…be specific…how are those supposed ‘libtards’ leading the simpletons down the drain?

          • JohnAZ January 18, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            Wow, such easy questions.

            One, inflation and the acceleration to fiscal collapse that it caused, examples, Venezuela and now Argentina.

            Two, open border, get all those folks up here whose lack of success in Latin America, Middle East and Africa will spread to here.

            RR, you’re desire for the collapse of this country is disgusting. Gimme artist!!!

    • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:38 pm #

      Gee JAZ, I dunno but maybe because CFN has been taken over by literal batshit insanity. You have a Nazi that frequently posts here. You have folks that approve of a murderous dictator, aka the Vladhumpers. You have people that approve of domestic terrorists like Alex Jones and claim that Sandy Hook was ‘just psyops.’ The morally bankruptcy is sickening at times but I’ll continue…climate change and covid is just a hoax, people that can’t understand data claiming that excess deaths are related to something blah, blah, blah called the ‘clot shot.’ It’s a daily hit parade of gross stupidity and ignorance that is truly staggering. Nearly everything posted by Jarek, you, Night Owl, Q is an embarrassing indictment of our education system. Q seems to think posting links from ‘organiclifestylemagazine’ is more legit than say CNN or the BBC. Ok Q. Y’all claim to be ‘independent’ thinkers but your just cherrypicking information from the worst people on the internet, and seemingly, you don’t really know it or are simply too lazy to dig any deeper. So….in the end, it doesn’t matter at all if we engage because your minds are so deformed by staring at a computer screen da in and day out ‘researching’ bullshit that confirms your bias. So…yeah JAZ, grow the fuck up and gain some perspective. Or maybe, you’ll have the shit beat out of you in a sandbox while you play with your toys.

      • JohnAZ January 18, 2023 at 12:12 am #

        Hahahahahaha!

        I actually read through your tripe. As usual, as I described above, you have absolutely nothing to add to any discussion. Your mentality may win the political game in this country, but it will destroy it while it wins.

        I would never get into a sand box with you liberal children. Your moment even sounds like a bully.

        People like you, the gimmes, will be the first to die when the Great Reset happens as the government will no longer take care of you.

        • JohnAZ January 18, 2023 at 12:15 am #

          How about an answer to my previous post, how is the tax and spend policies and consequent inflation going to help us?

          • riverrunner January 18, 2023 at 12:23 am #

            Playing economist now JAZ? How is one supposed to answer such a bizarre question?

        • riverrunner January 18, 2023 at 12:24 am #

          “Your mentality may win the political game in this country, but it will destroy it while it wins.”

          Huh? Listen, I know you’re trying to be all erudite and deep, but just quit now before you make more of a fool out of yourself.

        • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          That was quite a tantrum he threw, eh?

          I guess I should thank him for my first big laugh of the day.

      • Disaffected January 18, 2023 at 8:42 am #

        Q seems to think posting links from ‘organiclifestylemagazine’ is more legit than say CNN or the BBC.

        I think you’re possibly confusing MQ with Q. Q. (aka, “the Q.”, “Q. Shtick”, or “the Q. Man”) is a hardcore Ruckers man and posts very few links at all.

        By the way, you don’t seem to like the crowd here very much. Why waste your time, then? The internet is a big place. More than enough room for everyone. At least until they lock it all down behind paywalls.

        • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          He’s just confused in general. That’s what having one’s brain soaked in Rachel Maddow-level propaganda will do.

        • JohnAZ January 18, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          Dis, it is his function to verbally attack the people of the blog, not to participate. My question is, why is this thing allowed to keep up his/her personal attacks, I thought that was a JHK adm. non-no.

        • Paula D January 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          What they want to do is stop the plebes from freely accessing the internet.

          Obama talks about it all the time.

          You won’t be allowed to surf the internet unless you sign in with Big Brother, with a certified identity that allows them to track everything you read or write.

          This will be tied to your social credit score and possibly to legal repercussions if you engage in WrongThink.

          The liberals are being trained to accept this as a great idea, because they align themselves with the Official Narrative and want to punish those who refuse to swallow the propaganda.

      • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        Looks like the results of boxed wine angering up the blood at 1 a.m.

  53. MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

    That’s why they call it “Programming”

    Mickey Z.
    Jan 16

    “As of 2016, more than 300 police dramas and more than 100 medical dramas have aired on U.S. networks, cable, and syndicated television.

    This admittedly incomplete list doesn’t count the last six years’ worth of programs and the recent introduction of the streaming series. It also does not factor in comedies, cartoons, news specials, etc.

    Yes, from a very young age, the screen-addicted masses are reared on a steady supply of propaganda.

    Translation: Pop culture, social media, and the full range of corporate news sources are very, very useful delivery systems for indoctrination, encouraging conformity, and keeping existing paradigms strong.”

    https://mickeyz.substack.com/p/thats-why-they-call-it-programming

    • Mick January 17, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      The overwhelming number of cop shows is a tell. And every cop show for the last, oh I don’t know….30 years, has to have at least one scene of a swat team kicking down doors and swarming homes decked out as black attired storm troopers with huge guns drawn.

      The message is, “See this is very necessary to get the bad guys! It’s for your safety”.

      And there is so much more to the mind controlling propaganda in these cop shows.

      Oh, and the decade of the war on terror’s genesis we had the show “24”, which normalized and glorified torture to “find out the next attack”.

      • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

        Yes to all of that. Really helped usher in the militarization of our police.

    • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      Translation: Pop culture, social media, and the full range of corporate news sources are very, very useful delivery systems for indoctrination, encouraging conformity, and keeping existing paradigms strong.”

      Keeping existing paradigms strong is the thing. TV came along and we got cop shows and westerns. Cop shows and westerns because that is what pulp fiction and dime novels had been about for 100 years.

      Short stories and novelettes were adapted to the screen. There was no sudden burst of creativity. Same stories different medium.

      When young we think things are bright and new. We don ‘t realize everything adults do is a remix of earlier generations. Rarely is there anything new under the sun. Everybody is always ripping everybody else off and calling it their own.

      • BackRowHeckler January 17, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

        “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”-Ecclesiastes

        • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

          And you just made my point. Thank you, I remixed.

          • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 11:12 am #

            Did you even bother to read the article?

            I’m getting the impression you’re a know-it-all who only likes to hear himself talk. Am I correct?

      • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

        But short stories don’t have subliminal messages flashing to your subconscious, and addictive adrenalin-rush causing sound.

        • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

          I am playing with short stories now because I have learned the futility of explaining things. I try another angle. I am doing stories because I absolutely want to send a subliminal message.

          Stories define our state of mind.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

            Reading a novel does not equal watching a superhero or cop movie on Netflix, sorry. It just doesn’t.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

            In other words, you’re going to have to burn all of our libraries since they hold all of the old stories. All olds are bad!

          • Night Owl January 18, 2023 at 4:32 am #

            Like that time you explained how CBDCs are no different than credit cards.

            K-Mao explains.

          • MaryQueen January 18, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

            K-Mao is showing his true colors below, all in on the WEF plot for climate lockdowns, using their little tool, Greta.

            How can any grown man fall for such an obvious hoax?

            Oh wait, didn’t K-Mao also get the jab?

            What a consummate dupe.

      • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 9:33 am #

        @ K-Chien:

        To tell you the truth, I don’t know much of anything about what kinds of short stories and novelettes were in circulation prior to television. The only author I know of who falls into that category is Louis L’Amour–whose stories probably were the inspiration for a lot of TV Westerns. Plus L’Amour did write the Hopalong Cassidy stories, though he denied it.

        Now that I think of it Heinlein is another author of the pre-TV era. There was a least one “space cadet”-type TV show in the 1950s, but I can’t remember the name of the show. Heinlein’s early works (which were mainly juvenile books) don’t resemble any TV science fiction that I’ve ever seen.

        Another author from that era would be Dorothy Parker, but I don’t think I ever read anything of hers. And maybe O. Henry counts, though he goes back to around the turn of the century.

        I guess not too many of us are into the light reading of the early 20th Century.

        But you do make an interesting point.

    • riverrunner January 18, 2023 at 12:26 am #

      It’s called ‘Manufacturing Consent.’ Chomsky wrote a tome on this decades ago.

  54. cowbell81 January 17, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

    News of the day: Little Greta was carried away by police at a German coal mine protest. Where is she getting the money to travel for such protests? Shouldn’t she be in school? I’d arrest her and charge her with truancy.

    Furthermore, when her own nation, Sweden, starts to mine its newly discovered cache of rare earth minerals, many of which are necessary to build the clean energy collecting machinery, will she show up there?

    Link to full article:
    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/greta-thunberg-carried-away-by-police-at-german-mine-protest/ar-AA16riB3

    • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

      I think she’s in her 20s now, cowbell.

      • cowbell81 January 17, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

        Just looked it up. She actually just turned 20 on January 3rd. (Happy belated birthday Greta!!!) Still, she looks like a smug, self-entitled little teenager, and acts like one to boot.

        • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

          I bet you would like to see her naked cowbell81.

          If you did I don’t think you would be critical at all.

          • cowbell81 January 17, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

            Where did that comment come from? That is the most disgusting thought I could envision. I would never want to subject my eyes and memory to such a blindingly awful and horrid creature’s body.

          • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            So you are gay Then?

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

            Gross.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

            I mean K-Chien is gross, not Greta.

          • K-Chien January 17, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

            If not gay then a misogynist.

            So you are another Greta Hater are you now MaryQueen.

          • Jarek January 17, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            All heterosex is gross to Mary.

            Greta is basically of a different species, a gnome like being. Cowbell has a natural aversion to doing the act with a member of another species.

          • MaryQueen January 17, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

            What utterly stupid men we have here.

            My comment was obviously & apparently (to normal people) a criticism of K-Chien talking about Greta like a piece of meat.

            I don’t like her, but it’s still gross to 1) talk about her being naked out of context and 2) accusing a man who didn’t buy into your sick comment as a fag.

            K-Chien and Jarek: The two dudes who normal society rejects for all the right reasons.

          • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:17 pm #

            I agree Q, but you’re suddenly concerned about how people conduct themselves on the board? LMAO!

          • Anthea January 18, 2023 at 9:52 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            Thus we see that men are a different order of being than women–and a greatly inferior one: vulgar and stupid.

          • benr January 18, 2023 at 10:55 am #

            @ant

            Well gee thanks for painting with such a broad brush.
            I have heard women speaking about men in a manner that would make the saltiest sailor blush.
            I have heard queer women speak saltier than that.
            Men at times can be more openly crude but not by much given the right circumstances just ask any male stripper at a bachelorette party.

          • Jarek January 18, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Behold the Sow that men twist themselves into a knot trying to defend!

            Now imagine what her husband had to go through.

        • riverrunner January 17, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          So easily threatened cowbell, so easily triggered….

          • benr