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Something ominously foul rides the late summer breeze as our country, and Western Civ with it, tilts into the season of growing darkness. Can you sense it? Death is in the air, and not in the usual Halloween vaudeville mode, either, with the cackling lawn zombies and top-hatted, tap-dancing skeletons. This ain’t no foolin’ around.

We have never been so unprepared for a calamity in plain sight and that is because the people who run things have made it happen in combined acts of wickedness and stupidity. After decades of mere racketeering, arranging things so as to bankrupt anyone who gets seriously ill, corporatized health care now presides over a harvest of medically-induced death, pretending dumbly that there is nothing to see.

Get this: the people are seeing it now, and talking about it, and there will be no stopping their discovery of exactly what has gone on, or their wrath in the afterwash. The chief architect of this epic debacle, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Captain Queeg of American Public Health, has announced his exit from the scene “to pursue the next chapter of my career.” He was coy about what that might be. I think the job title is: defendant. It will be a milestone in human history to witness The Science itself go on trial, should it live long enough. What awaits to take its place? Viziers with wands and pointed hats? Crones riding broomsticks against a cold, lifeless moon? A principality of dark magic? Descent into the underworld?

The medically-induced termination of life at large scale accompanies the current effort to provoke the suicide of culture and nationhood — more orchestrated depravity and folly. Institutions are turned against us like flame-throwers. The FBI might break down your door next in its quest to suppress dissent. The composers of official mind-fuckery never sleep, assuring that you will not know which end of anything is up. Your purblind legislators just set 87,000 new IRS agents on your asses, as if that was any sort of a good idea. The courts exist to protect The Party, but which party? (What does it matter, at this point? quoth Hillary Clinton.) Take your pissant complaints about those alleged constitutional rights someplace else, like Twitter and Facebook, where they can be expunged as soon as you hit the “post” button. You’ll be dead soon, anyway.

We’ve heard ad nauseam that the Washington DC insiders, the denizens of that demi-mythic Deep State in the wealthiest metro area of all the land, look down on the rest of America. Why is that? I’ll tell you. Because the DC confederacy of grifters has gotten fat off your suffering as they have systematically wrecked and looted that rest of America, the sinking middle-class. They are living in fabulous comfort off your bamboozlement and ruin. Their contempt for you grows on your tragic breakdown like fungus on a once-mighty fallen tree. They prevailed in this world and you didn’t. You chumps are in Palookaville on your way to the bone orchard, and therefore they are better than you, ha ha ha.

There is another side of this life, in case all that has got you demoralized. That is the side where human beings say things that comport with reality, where people mean what they say and use language as if it evolved to describe things and doings with some exactitude — as in this is this and that is that… and not the inverse or opposite. That is the side of life where pretending is not the highest-and-best use of human intelligence. I know, these days it’s hard to imagine that side of life, but it’s actually still there, waiting to be reanimated.

The regime that has turned our world inside out in its Satanic pursuit of comfort and power will be stripped naked and judged, if not by official judges, then by an unstoppable consensus. The sore-beset public will take an inventory of what has been lost and begin reconstructing a scaffold of shared life that rewards fidelity to the way things actually work. It will be a rough passage out of what amounts to a hostage crisis. There will be friction and heat. You will not be comfortable, but you will be dauntless. You will certainly not have nothing or be happy about that. You will have, at least, a restored memory of what it was like to strive honorably for a life worth living.

We’re in the crucible of all that just now, where everything is white hot. Do not bend or melt. Soldier through. Be men and be women (there is truly nothing in-between, and do not fall for faithless inducements to doubt that). You are brothers and sisters in an enterprise worth saving and you have a history worth defending. Believe it.


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  1. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    Has anyone else read in last week’s New Yorker magazine the fascinating article about the Biden family? It goes into detail about his Grandpa and father, and how they made all their money in the oil business of all things. Very interesting read. And in true Biden fashion, he screwed over one of his cousins in the end.

    • lizharmon August 26, 2022 at 10:01 am #

      Did he screw her over in the shower? Asking for a friend.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        Does wet hair smell as good as dry hair?

        • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          Kinda like a dog’s unless you’ve used a scented shampoo. Although that might be a turn on too for Ol’ SloJo.

          • bemahec423 August 27, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            this is cool thing

          • bemahec423 August 27, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            hello America

    • Rodster August 26, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      “Two Plead Guilty To Stealing Ashley Biden’s ‘Inappropriate Showers With Dad’ Diary”

      h t t p s : // w w w .zerohedge . com/political/two-plead-guilty-stealing-ashley-bidens-inappropriate-showers-dad-diary

    • Not_GeorgeT August 26, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      I just finished reading it, after a short search. Quite interesting, to say the least.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        That poor girl never had a chance.

        So much for white privilege.

        What privilege gets you, nobody needs anyway.

  2. Penelope Dreadful August 26, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    The Sense of Impending Doom is palpable. Nobody I talk to thinks things are gong well. But then again, none of them lives off Old Money, or lives in D.C. with a good pension plan, a decent salary with good health insurance. Or, has a buttload of stocks, stoked by off-shoring. The question is, when the “rest of us” stop voting for Democrats?

    I am going to write my Senators and Representative and ask them for a $10,000 cancellation of any kind of debt – done thru the Bankruptcy Courts – a Chapter 99 if you will – where you list $10,000 of debt by Creditor, and that debt is erased!

    • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      Penny – time to state the hard truth – the sword is mightier than the pen.

      • paul scott August 27, 2022 at 2:46 am #

        This is correct Ron; talk and words will avail us nothing. The real action necessary can not be discussed here

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      They should move here.

      All people care about is NFL preseason and their fantasy football draft.

    • Anon1970 August 26, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      Yes, things are not going well for the masses, but i am enjoying a much higher standard of living than I did sixty years ago. My money is not Old Money but is self-made. Anytime I want to feel sorry for the way things are going, i remind myself that my relatives in Nazi-occupied Poland were living in a ghetto 80 years ago and that they would all be dead by the end of 1942, the cause of death being gassing at the Belzec extermination camp.

      • chopper August 26, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        Yes and if they had seen what was coming they would not have been captured and killed. So here we go again. Do you see what is coming? You set a low bar for a satisfactory life.

      • AZJJ August 26, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        So these days must smell familiar… the 87,000 “IRS Agents”, IMO… are the basis of a new DC Gestapo. A supplement to the already totally weaponized and corrupt DOJ, FBI and CIA.
        Do IRS agents usually need to be willing to use deadly force to get hired? Why is the IRS stockpiling insane amounts of automatic weapons and ammo?
        When either the Midterms and/or the ’24 elections are again STOLEN… the new DC Gestapo will spring into action… as the American conservatives will finally rise… Gun UP, fellow conservatives!!

        • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Yep, 100%.

        • neurodoc August 26, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          And don’t forget to buy as much ammo as you possibly can. And don’t mess with the weak stuff designed for target shooting and squirrel hunting (e.g. 22 and 380). Buy 5.56, 308 for rifles and 9mm, 40cal, and 45 for pistols. Also make sure you have many months of food stored and water available.
          IT IS COMING.
          Lock and load.

          • Anthea August 28, 2022 at 10:08 am #

            @ neurodoc:

            People like me–and perhaps the ladies in general–who have never owned a gun might find it easier to start out with a .22 rifle, just to get comfortable with guns.

            I found that I quickly became comfortable with my .22 and fell into the habit of keeping it next to me on the porch. I think most of developing accuracy is a matter of feeling comfortable with your gun. (That and adjusting the sights.) As soon as I got over being anxious about shooting, I found that I could hit something.

            Part of what got me over my anxiety was realizing that a .22 is basically a pop gun. It’s not easy to kill even a rabbit with it. Another good thing about a .22 is that you don’t need ear protection.

            Some of us noobs need to take it slow on the high-caliber stuff.

            But I do want to try for a deer with my AK eventually. My son-in-law tells me that you see them everywhere around here in the fall–like, I could shoot one while lounging around in the back yard. But, to be honest, I’m expecting him to take care of the deer hunting.

          • elysianfield August 28, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            Doc,
            Permit me to disagree.

            A good, single shot, bolt action 22 of supreme accuracy, such as the Anschutz model 64 is my weapon of choice. I can usually hit a quarter at 65 yards with over 90% probability of a first round hit…on a quarter…at 65 yards…something huge, like a cantelope? 100+ yards never an issue.

            Quiet, deadly, cheap to shoot and practice with. I have an upscale Litton NV scope on one of mine.

            I am considering a thermal scope…not cheap.

            There are innumerable scenarios that come to mind where the larger calibers and multiple rounds are needed…you and I would probably die in one of those, irrespective of what we might have on hand.

            Me, I’m just waiting for those goddamned cantelope to try something….

          • Redneck Liberal August 28, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            ‘First, do no harm’ – is it the Hippocratic Oath, or the hypocrite’s – in your case at least – oath?

        • Redneck Liberal August 28, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          AZJJ – hilariously succinct. You managed to express the collective insanity of “the right” in less than 200 words!

      • Penelope Dreadful August 26, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        True, most of our problems right now are “First World” problems – whether to stop by Starbucks and pay $10 for a Chai Latte, vente, with a scone of sort sort – or buy 2 gallons of gas to go shopping later at Barnes and Noble.

        For others less fortunate, it is a choice between gas for their work car or food, oh and “Can I talk the electric company into not cutting me off before my paycheck gets here???”

        But mostly, right now, we are all just getting THRIFTY, and I don’t mean Thrifty Liquor, which is a chain down here. But here is the thing with “thrift” – when everybody is thrifty, you can get a monster called, The Paradox of Thrift! I learned about it in college. If me, and other people forego the Starbucks order, then Starbucks suffers, and baristii are laid which further decreases demand.

        There is a good summary in wiki, and this spicy tidbit:

        “Keynes himself notes the appearance of the paradox in The Fable of the Bees: or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits (1714) by Bernard Mandeville, the title itself hinting at the paradox, and Keynes citing the passage:

        As this prudent economy, which some people call Saving, is in private families the most certain method to increase an estate, so some imagine that, whether a country be barren or fruitful, the same method if generally pursued (which they think practicable) will have the same effect upon a whole nation, and that, for example, the English might be much richer than they are, if they would be as frugal as some of their neighbours. This, I think, is an error.”

        • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

          It’s fine if frivolous things like that go under. Luxuries are not necessities after all. The important thing is to focus on important industries.

          As Tai Chi Master, Cheng Man Ching, said, We must invest in loss. You have to let yourself get pushed around on the Tai Chi floor, until It (the Chi) kicks in. If you use your ordinary strength to maintain your dignity, it never will and you will remain mediocre.

          All things are attained by sacrifice. A student lives poor for years so that some day they can be rich. A gross example, but a true one. Simple living and high thinking is a more noble example.

        • Anthea August 28, 2022 at 10:14 am #

          “Savings” is “capital.”

          The three things that are required to product wealth are land, labor, and capital. This is fundamental economics.

          Any so-called “economist” disparaging savings is a charlatan.

      • Mac August 26, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Anon- In honor and remembrance of your forebears, maybe you should use your wealth to educate the masses about the parallels between Weimar Germany and where we find ourselves today.

        • Redneck Liberal August 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          Mac – why don’t you enumerate a few for us?

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

        Yes, it’s worth keeping a sense of proportion and counting our blessings.

      • paul scott August 27, 2022 at 2:50 am #

        Yes indeed Anon. The horror which came to your relatives is exactly what we must take ACTION to prevent. There is absolutely no place for complacency. Recognize if you will what is coming for you and all of us.

    • Walter B August 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

      Penelope, I have spent decades in the system and am and was a master of paperwork and I can assure that the only paper that has any value anymore is toilet paper. Jim is right, it is coming for us and it will not be stopped by words or papers or even violence on our part.

      I once was caught out at sea in a 100-foot commercial fishing boat in a terrible gale with 36′ seas (that’s 36 feet above the water and 36′ below). Our ship steamed East only a half an hour, but when the storm hi, it took 3 hours to get back to port. At the worst part, even the captain was fearful that we would not make it back, the sea and the storm were so terribly powerful and wicked. We were blessed to have been able to ride it out and crawl back to where we started.

      THAT is where we are headed as a species, and we too shall be blessed to not fall victim to the vile, evil ones that hunt us and have loosed the hounds of hell upon us now in a final push for total domination. “The ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any craft that we here possess”. True for the Ring of Power, true for The Morning Star and those demons that serve him. This battle is well above our pay grade my friend….

      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.

    • ThorsHammer August 27, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      Peneople

      In the face of all the Impending Doom blowing on the Fall Wind, it is important to have some good news.

      The Little Weasel is resigning his current title in only a few more months? To move to a higher paid position in Pfizer? The good news is that he was recently diagnosed with COVID. After presumably being “fully vaccinated”, double boosted, and then treated with the experimental and totally ineffective Pfizer Paxlovid pill. The bad news is that the COVID he tested positive for is the Omicron variety which has mutated into a disease with a death rate similar to than the seasonal flu.

      In the same week that it was announced that Dr. Fraudski had recovered from his brush with COVID. the CEO of Pfizer also contacted his COVID. Unfortunately it appears that he will survive to enjoy his new yacht. (Great deals on seized Russian mega yachts right now,)

      And then we come to The Big Guy. A few months ago he scolded the American public. “Just take your vaccine. You won’t get COVID and will protect your children and Grandma from getting it. He just recently emerged from 17 days in isolation, having not only tested positive for COVID but become highly symptomatic. His handlers were becoming nervous that the public might become concerned due to his prolonged absence in the run-off to the upcoming mid-term election circus, so they decided to schedule a public speech They ordered Biden’s doctors to diagnose him as fully recovered and cleared to appear in public. Unfortunately after a few sentences he became overcome with a coughing fit so severe that he could not continue his teleprompter speech.

      As anyone can clearly see, OBiden’s health is reflective of his advanced age. Advanced dementia, short term memory lapse, balance control issues, and problems reading the teleprompter.
      He has been quadruple injected with the Pfizer experimental spike protein enhancer, which among other things has the effect of drastically suppressing the natural immune system and replacing it with short term protection against the 2020 Wuhan variety of COVID which is essentially extinct in the natural environment. The result is that Our President is highly susceptible to all kind of ailments that affect persons of his age, from the common cold to seasonal flu to pneumonia. It is likely that he will die from one of these cause soon, perhaps enhanced by his “doctors.”

      If the Biden Hologram dies and is quietly entombed in his beloved basement I will be disappointed. He deserves to be tried for treason, convicted, and die in front of a firing squad while being viewed by all the millions he has swindled and sent loved ones to early deaths. But that will not happen. I’ll settle for him becoming worm food. Sooner rather than later.

      • ThorsHammer August 27, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        that of the seasonal flu.

      • Ron Anselmo August 27, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

        Or buzzard food: “Buzzard’s gotta’ eat, same as the worm.” ~ Josey Wales

  3. Steve in FL August 26, 2022 at 9:58 am #

    Thanks Jim. Good read. My thoughts this morning:

      When and how will the legacy media (print and television news) finally die and when will the people who actively follow the “beltway political narratives” finally lose faith in those institutions? As long as those folks addicted to the “red vs blue” sport of national politics (on both “sides”) continue to feed on a diet of bullshit from these institutions the slow demise of the nation and the west will continue to rattle on like the ghost of grandpa dragging chains around in the attic or like Joe Biden’s slow rolling decline into dementia as wanders around the white house looking for???… a dog he lost when he was in high school…?

         When old Joe gets caught whipping it out and peeing in a potted plant the legacy media will just tell us its part of his green new deal to take a hands on approach to watering the white house plants and escort him back to “Doctor Jill” to give him his milk toddy and tuck him back in, making sure to lock the door this time.

         The destruction of said legacy media via legal accountability is the only way forward. Unfortunately before Fauci, Walensky, Nancy, Joe, Hunter and (don’t forget) Mitch can be held accountable for destruction of America, we have to pop that festering boil that is the media. I see Kirsch is suing Media Matters and Malone is suing WaPo. When those cases move and shift the Overton window toward the truth we will see the class actions of the injured making headway and the accountability train will start rolling.

         Let us only pray that in our zeal for vindication we do not become the Robespierres of our generation. My wife says no one will ever be held accountable for this poison death shot disgrace. She lives by traditional American Christian values. I think her general optimism blinds her to what is coming.

         We have watched this decline of American values and institutions our whole life watching our country “Slouching Towards Gomorrah”. When the pendulum swings back the other way we must remember we are seeking justice not revenge. Get ready. Plant a fruit tree. God bless.

    • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      When old Joe gets caught whipping it out and peeing in a potted plant the legacy media will just tell us its part of his green new deal to take a hands on approach to watering the white house plants and escort him back to “Doctor Jill” to give him his milk toddy and tuck him back in, making sure to lock the door this time.

      LOL! Excellent visual to start the day.

      • Steve in FL August 26, 2022 at 11:58 am #

        I am no JHK, but I try LOL

        • yourlieutenant August 28, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

          Me, I’m just waiting for those goddamned cantelope to try something….

    • Deb Hawthorn August 26, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Yes to justice, not revenge, and yes to planting a fruit tree. Frankly, I’m not holding my breath for justice either, actually. I think we need to focus on building relationships and creating alternatives to the corrupt, toxic systems that are exploiting us now, and I’m not sure we have either the time or the energy to push for justice through those old crooked systems when manifesting the new could take everything we have. Beyond that, I think each of us is being called to assess our own personal contributions to the way things are in order not to go on replicating those in the future.

      • Steve in FL August 26, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        Excellent points. Yes.

        Funny how what you focus on bubbles up in life. Facing the possibility of a food crisis my wife and I began in earnest revitalize our acreage for our own food production.

        I had found a local Florida permaculturist on YouTube talking about planting perennial tropical food plants for a survival garden that “thrive on neglect”… (my kind of gardening!) and as we drove to the nursery to pick up some plants, listening to “Living in the Long Emergency” on Audible what did we hear??? Mark Shepard! Opened our eyes about many things. Thanks again Jim! Listening now to “Restoration Agriculture”.

        We’ve stocked up on ammo as well and bought a freeze dryer, but living more locally and self sufficiently is the path to getting through this. Plant some trees and stand ready when the time comes to be part of the solution and remember where we came from and humbly give gratitude to God. Peace of mind (most of the time) will follow.

      • chopper August 26, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        Methinks some will have the time and energy to inflict a form of justice on those in the medical and political professions when they wake up to the fact that those professions willingly participated in the murder of their loved ones.

        Reflect for instance on the justice inflicted on Nazi concentration camp guards. Many were shot on the spot by US soldiers. No higher authority was requested or needed. Murder of innocents motivates some people with time and energy.

        It will not be a good time to be in the medical or political professions. Fleeing to South America in their private jets will not save their sorry asses.

        • Steve in FL August 26, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

          True. I lost my oldest friend who was the healthiest mist active 55 year old man I knew. After a2 mile run he fell off his porch dead with no cause of death, coroner noted an ‘enlarged heart’. I am with you.

          • Walter B August 26, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

            And how about Rab Wardell, the Scottish professional bicyclist that died suddenly of a massive heart attack at 37? Peak of health, top physical shape, no health issues whatsoever, vaxxed and boosted.

            In asking this question to a number of libtard ladies at work I got a snotty answer of, “That happens all the time, it natural and NOT anything to do with the jab! Yup dumber than dirt or at least fearful of an admission that would put them into the danger zone.

            Everyone I talk to that is not brain dead is reporting dozens of their friends, neighbors, and co-workers who have crapped out early and unexpectedly with heart attacks, strokes, and stage four cancers out of nowhere. And I have a long list myself. Bullshit to the line that this is natural.

            I am just about at the point where I am compelled to bash my head against a brick wall to ease the pain of hearing such dimwitted statement accepting Sudden Adult Death Syndrome as being around forever and commonplace, yet old codgers (like me) are called “young” at 70 and 80 and expected to live another 20 years.

            At 68-1/2 I’m old damn it, and I’ve earned it so do not try to take it away from me. Some cultures even revere the elderly! Besides, I would not want to be young, there’s no future in it.

          • elysianfield August 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            “At 68-1/2 I’m old damn it”

            Walter,

            68 years old? I call that “The Good Old Days”….

        • paul scott August 27, 2022 at 3:01 am #

          >to Chopper 1.03pm. >The complicity and arrogance of the New Zealand and Australian medical profession was dramatic and despicable evidence of the ongoing collapse of that profession. It can be reasonably said that in most cases it is contraindicated [ harmful] to rely on a Doctor for honesty, integrity, and patient care. First comes himself, then his practice, then his colleagues, then Public policy, then his insurance cover, and what about the e patient The patient > oh yes >wellsomeone has to pay for all this self-serving.

      • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        michael collins was at the same point in early 20th ireland, and his focus was on two things:

        non cooperation

        building parallel system

        i don’t see better options for us, occupied as we are by a hostile foreign power.

    • JamesNix August 27, 2022 at 6:18 am #

      Jim, You really blow my mind with your LANGUAGE. If I could write like that or speak like you write I would manifest entire universes of cogent clarity while riding a super-storm of delightfully delicious waves of linguistic pleasure. To write so artfully and to stimulate our appreciations deeper than before I read your blog out loud to my family and friends twice a week is deserving of our financial support just listen “We’re in the crucible of all that just now, where everything is white hot. Do not bend or melt. Soldier through. Be men and be women (there is truly nothing in-between, and do not fall for faithless inducements to doubt that). You are brothers and sisters in an enterprise worth saving and you have a history worth defending. Believe it.”
      Damn Brother
      Hot Damn
      Now that MFKR can WRITE!
      (give me that guitar)

  4. Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    Morning Jim – thanks for the encouragement, sorely needed for all the reasons you mention and then some. As you say, time to soldier through – you as well. Thanks Jim.

  5. lizharmon August 26, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    Inspiring post, James. There’s no doubt out here in the rural Middle. We will survive. We will be better for it. Eventually, we will thrive again. The pronoun people (bathroom confused) and laptop class are at the root of all of this. They’re already on the downhill side of things. The snowball is gathering speed.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      As they say in rural China,

      “The emperor is far away.”

      • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:18 am #

        That was long before the introduction of facial ID cameras and social credit tyranny, I would suggest.

        • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 10:21 am #

          Has anyone else noticed cameras all over the entrance and exit streets to their towns, recording the license plate as they pass?

          As I always say, it does not really matter what you do, as long as it is inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed for a long enough period of time. Cameras are only good enough if they are being monitored 24/7 around the clock by someone, otherwise by the time you get away with your act it is too late anyway. You can have as many cameras as you want, but they are a heap of no good if they are not being constantly monitored.

          • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:27 am #

            AI Cowbell, AI.

          • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 11:03 am #

            LET’s
            MST’s
            LPR’s

            They’re yuuuge in DC right now.
            Plate reading
            Facial recognition
            Speed monitoring.

            They look like innocuous construction generators on the side of the road. But they are solar and propane powered surveillance systems.

            Companies making a lot of money selling these to homeland insecurity and law enforcement , but don’t worry, it’s for your safety. They would never compromise or share your data.

            Now being sold to event operators, construction sites, etc.

            Why have PD searching for a vehicle or person on a BOLO. Just have the cameras do it

        • elysianfield August 26, 2022 at 11:24 am #

          Owl,
          Well said…it is a different paradigm….

        • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          Gavin McInnes was arrested last night on air last night. He made the mistake of standing up so people couldn’t see the action. For thirty minutes the empty chair was featured.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            What charges? In what country?

          • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            Here! He’s the founder of the Proud Boys, or so he unfortunately said.

            I know how much you love these Revolutionary Guards!

          • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

            Paula – here in the US, no charges yet, that I’ve seen.

            Violation of the Great Writ seems to be acceptable nowadays.
            Remember that whatever we allow becomes acceptable.

            Probably because he’s a “semi-fascist”, whatever that means. The Mop refuses to define the term, so no one knows.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

            I saw him on Joe Rogan. He’s no fascist. And I’m pretty sure that semi-fascist is one of their invented words that I will ignore.
            And the Proud Boys are not revolutionary guards.

            If they arrested him that publicly, without charges, it shows that they are flaunting their lawlessness in our faces.

            I think they want a violent response to justify more repression. This is no time for organized violent resistance, imo.
            This is time for stubborn resistance and individual action. As we said last week, even our refusal to comply with the GMO injectable drives them to raging fury, which gives me schadenfreude.

          • Alzaebo August 27, 2022 at 3:43 am #

            Proud Boys started out as security volunteers protecting conservative speakers at university events, such as Ann Coulter.

            Mobs of antifa would wait at the entrance, prepped to do harm.

            At a Bush dinner for old folks, donors, in Portland OR, 200 young guys showed up with claw hammers in their belts, calling themselves the Peace and Justice League.

  6. MiddlePeninsula August 26, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Being bankrupt from a serious illness is no joke. After a long fight with the insurance company, I was approved for Entyvio. Great drug, it has helped me feel so much better. I had three doses on board before the first bill came. My co-pay was $3,486. So in about eight weeks, I incurred about $10k in expense. Here is the real irony. It makes me feel well enough to return to work although I am over 65. All of those post-tax dollars would be expended on getting the drug. I’m going to pass on that deal…..

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Obamacare papered over and perpetuated the Racket.

      Sorry that happened to you.

    • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      @ MiddlePenisula:

      The little town where I lived until the beginning of this year was one of those little rural communities where housing was very cheap. As such, quite a few of our residents were people who had been bankrupted and lost their homes because of medical bills. Some of them had/have good jobs, and were even very high earners, and were still young enough to bounce back. Some were getting close to retirement when they lost everything and are now biding their time to retire in their much-more-modest digs. (By “much more modest,” I mean a single-wide trailer.)

      There is a portion of ones home equity that cannot be taken in foreclosure/bankruptcy, in Missouri. It used to be $16,000, if I remember right, which used to be enough to buy a trailer on a large lot, and is still almost enough. All in all, the little lake community was not a bad place to wash up on the shore of life. The nicer homes there are now selling for up to $200,000. (The place has been “discovered,” kinda-sorta.)

      Some residents were people who were very high earners who lost their jobs: e.g., car salesmen whose dealership closed. So they were bankrupted and forclosed on, bought a run-down house for cash and fixed it up. Got another high-paying job and lived mortage-free forever after–or at least until they sold the place for a tidy profit.

      Your story is very familiar to me–and that it is an all-too-common story is a scandal. And it very often happens that the victims of medical-establishment fraud are people in their 50s and 60s who have worked hard all their lives, whose accumulated assets of a lifetime are stolen.

      • tully August 26, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

        Anthea, a couple days ago a local TV station ran a story on the Yacht Club Mobile Home Park in Hollister. A modest park with mostly single wides, and semi-permanent set ups. Many residents add decks, covered porches, car ports and landscaping; popular with retirees and people wanting a place at the lake on a budget.

        They have received notice to vacate. It is a four month notice, and they will get some cash from the developers to help with relocation expense. That is a better offer than some in this situation have received.

        The developers are from out of state and say they plan a “positive transformation” of the property. I would bet they are planning a bunch of condos to “add value” and doubt they will be cheap to purchase.

        Every where older, but still nice rental properties are getting bought, torn down or gut remodeled, then rented or resold for much higher rates. The drive is on to gentrify and add value to every older property or piece of vacant land. And what counts as “gentrification” are some truly ugly buildings that all look vaguely alike. Maybe not Eyesore of the Month ugly, but working on getting there.

        Broken link below; add the www.

        ozarksfirst.com/local-news/regional-news/branson-news/dozens-forced-out-after-investors-buy-hollister-mobile-home-park

        • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

          Tully – the developers may be planning rentals – one answer to the plan for reducing private ownership of property.

          Another angle was the “rent moratorium” during COVID. By attrition, driving out the Mom & Pop rental property owners, who could no longer make the numbers work & gave properties back to the banks.

          Lots of levers.

        • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

          I’ve been watching older, inexpensive housing disappear my whole life. When I was in college, I rented one of three upstairs bedrooms in an elderly woman’s creaky old Victorian house. There was a shared kitchen and bath upstairs. Each of the three college girls renting upstairs rooms paid $60/month, which included utilities. All the old Victorian houses in my old college town have been torn down and replaced with luxury apartments for the college kids.

          There used to be abundant cheap housing for recent college graduates. There were many rather seedy old apartment buildings in every city, and many old houses where each floor was a separate apartment. You could rent the ground floor apartment (which was huge) and step out onto a front porch surrouded by spirea bushes. For awhile, I lived in a three-story building with about 20 studio apartments on each floor–complete with Murphy bed. Most of these were furnished, if shabbily, and all utilities were paid. Even the phone was provided free. The bank and shopping center were a few steps from the back door, which was never locked. (Neither was the front door.) The bus stop was across the street. Crime was virtually unknown. The rent was dirt cheap.

          Most of these places were torn down years or decades ago, or gentrified.

          If you were a young person who wanted to move to another city and look for a job and a place to live, you used to be able to rent a cheap room in a residential hotel. (There was a stove and fridge in each room, but the bathroom was down the hall.) Most of the residents were elderly people on Social Security, so these places were quiet and safe. It was a nice setup for the old folks, as there was a TV and lots of comfortable furniture in the lobby, so that’s where they all congregated.

          The old residential hotels have also been torn down or gentrified. I have been told that a lot of cities shut them down for health violations (bathroom down the hall). So now we have homeless people living in tents on the street instead.

          • tully August 27, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

            I’ve had a front row seat to watching old, funky student housing get torn down and replaced with “luxury” student apartments. They are all four stories and look the same.
            Once good ole SMSU got the name and mission change to Missouri State, an absolute Niagara Falls of development money came flooding in. Now much of the campus area neighborhood looks and feels so sterile. What remains of old development will probably get “gentrified” soon enough.

            Some of the developments are public-private partnerships that always have a whiff of palms being greased and contractors who are university donors getting first crack at projects. Maybe I’m just too cynical.

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            @ Tully:

            I went to CMSU (Central Missouri State University) in Warrensburg–which has changed its name slightly–back in the 70s.

            One daughter and her husband also graduated from there. Another daughter went to college in Springfield for awhile. Yet another daughter worked in a hospital in Columbia–where there seemed to be no student housing at all, other than luxury townhouses.

            Three or four years ago (before covid), we noticed huge, rather fancy housing developments being built in Warrensburg. Not student housing. So we wondered where the developers expected this large increase in population and jobs to come from. Still wondering.

      • Bilejones August 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        The US spends over twice as much on healthcare per capita than any other Country.
        The US has the lowest life expectancy of any developed country.
        The US has the highest paid Corporate execs in “healthcare” of any country in the world.

        Bernays started his 1928 “Propaganda” with:
        CHAPTER I
        ORGANIZING CHAOS
        THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the
        organized habits and opinions of the masses is an
        important element in democratic society. Those who
        manipulate this unseen mechanism of society consti-
        tute an invisible government which is the true ruling
        power of our country.

        But to try to put these things together would make you a Conspiracy Theory.

        • Jo-G August 26, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

          So this is why Mr. Kunstler has begun calling the Democrats the “Party of Chaos”

  7. Freddie August 26, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Thanks Jim.
    I needed that.
    No one else can spin a phrase like you.
    You have a gift.
    It’s why I support your Patreon account.
    Cheers!

  8. John K August 26, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis resulted from actions taken nearly two decades ago. Most Americans, I would think by now, see that war as a debacle on some level. Are Bush and Cheney cowering in fear of the pitchforks these days? Can someone explain to me how ANY government official will actually pay a real, not theatrical, price for the crimes of Covid?

    • Rodulf August 26, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      That’s my feeling, too. I seriously doubt anybody, beyond maybe a PR stunt type of sacrificial lamb, will ever be “held accountable”. One of the hardest things about waking up is realizing that most evil will never be avenged.

      • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Yes, evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      Depending on what day of the week is and what my mood is, I can’t decide if the Deep State is terrified or emboldened. They certainly don’t seem to be getting much push back.

      • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        yet

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      People are more incensed over the student loan thing than they were over the covid travesty.

      Remember “The New Normal”? Remember how you were going to have to change your life forever because of the ro, even after the vaccines?
      Remember vaccine passports?
      Remember Zoom school?
      Remember all the idiotic fuckery they tried to pull?

      Yeah you do.

      Now get mad.

      https://twitter.com/alexberenson

      No Alex, most people are over it if they were even disturbed by it in the first place.

      • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        Right Beryl – if memory serves, Fauci at one point said that we may never shake hands again. I’ll repeat what I said at the time, WTF is the matter with these people – the deciders AND the believers.

        • workingclasshero August 26, 2022 at 11:24 am #

          They’re not Trump and/or Trumpsters and that is good enough for the other 52% of the electorate.

        • Jo-G August 26, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

          Where I live now the local custom is to bow. So I was perplexed when the military ordered everyone to bump elbows instead of shake hands. Many of us couldn’t understand why we couldn’t just go local and fit in better with the local culture. Then I saw on TV the Korean leaders bumping elbows and my bullshit detector activated.

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        Yes, indignation is a mark of the superior man. Most are sheep or cows, waiting to be milked, sheared, or slaughtered.

    • Q. Shtik August 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      will actually pay a real, not theatrical, price – John K

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

      theatrical or theoretical?

    • Mark August 26, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      Probably, more of the Covid vaccine bs and making it mandatory (OSHA) will eventually be litigated. Like with opioids. Too many vaxxed people are dying. My thinking is some lawyer(s) are going to see a large pot at the end of a rainbow. Eventually they may gain traction.
      Of course, what we can do for ourselves, is to see through as many of the lies as possible. And share the truth with those who will listen.
      The Bible talks a lot about those who seem blessed in this life, but eventually pay – the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man is my personal favorite. If I can’t find comfort anywhere else, I seek to find comfort in that.

  9. jlmartin August 26, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    I think we must stop thinking in terms of saving the modern world and start imagining a more sustainable one. Most of what is being offed to us is equivalent to spending money to get out of debt. Fruit trees makes sense.

    • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      We don’t have much time to imagine anything. Better would be to do what you can to start a parallel economy. Once those digital IDs roll out, this one is finished for all but the willing slave class and their masters.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        There is hope, NO. I remember the 70s and the big move for chemicalised food and alcohol. That spurned the bio food and real ale movements. I think the moves towards digital everything will finally kick people into seeking alternatives.

        • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:33 am #

          I remain hopeful, but hope along isn’t enough. This is too big.

          • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:33 am #

            “alone”

          • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            True. Hope is like prayer: only useful if it is a spur to action.

      • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        @ Night Owl:

        The only model I know of for a long-term, working parallel economy is the one adopted by the Amish/Mennonites. (There are a few other such groups around.) You need to take a very uncompromising stance towards the use of most technologies, because every point of dependency–the electrical grid, the city job, ICE transportation (and all the rest)–is, to our overlords, a point of attack. You are dependent on them; they can destroy you.

        Doing this requires two things: a community and a common religious commitment. I think you’d have trouble getting many people to commit to a rather austere lifestyle, unless it was a matter of a deeply held religious belief.

        The bottom line is that it is impossible to throw off the shackles of institutions you are dependent upon.

        It would be pretty tough to convince people to do that, though it is obviously not unprecedented. People don’t seem to “get religion” the way they did in former times, and decide to become Puritans or Quakers or Shakers, and dress funny and talk funny and, in the case of the Shakers, embrace celibacy.

        It’s also good to remember that the Amish/Mennonites were severely persecuted in Europe. Anyone deciding to go in for that type of thing shoud not be doing it they expect to avoid trouble that way.

        • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          Why not marry up two staples of the American cultural landscape: Amish + gun culture. Any alternative communities are going to have to defend themselves.

          • Rowdypiglet August 26, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            I don’t think that would be possible. The basis of Amish culture is the religious belief that supports their way of life and motivates them to endure its inconveniences. It’s the belief that something matters more than my small life, a belief which is at odds with a secular culture. Gun culture isn’t necessarily secular, but its religious beliefs tend to be of the Prosperity Gospel sort which, again, wants its secular pleasures and doesn’t want a way of life that doesn’t provide them.

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 1:20 am #

            Any very serious resistance to modern life and its “un-culture” would require a very serious religious commitment–mainly because such a lifestyle would entail great sacrifices.

            I don’t know if the Amish have guns, though I would think they would, since, when you slaughter a cow or pig, you normally shoot it. Killing an animal that size takes a pretty heavy-caliber shell. (In Missouri, it is illegal to hunt deer with anything but hollow-points.)

            I think the pacifism of the Amish is admirable, insofar as allows them to be conscientious objectors in time of war. I think we all realize that all wars, unless you or your country is directly under attack, are “bankers’ wars.” This is a good reason to be a pacifist in that context.

            I’m not so sure about embracing pacifism to the degree that you will not defend yourself, your loved ones, and your home, when they are threatened with violence.

            Gun culture in the sense of having an organized militia for defensive purposes seems to me like a good idea. I also see no reason why it would not fit in quite well with a deeply religious ideology. Some religious orders of the past were knights whose job was warfare, such as the Knights of St. John. Some of them were even pirates, such as Jean Parisot de Valette. There need be no inconsistency with Christianity.

        • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

          We still have the numbers. Here in Germany, there are still quite a few independent farms, and there are plenty of tradesmen and other professionals (medical, etc.) with the will and skills to create a parallel society.

          Decoupling from the system is quite possible; it just requires people power.

  10. Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Continuing a topic from Monday’s post:

    I wonder how many Chevy Volt owners know that a replacement battery costs 26,000?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/risemelbourne/status/1563090983532634115?cxt=HHwWhoChkfm9m7ErAAAA

    There was a guy here in Europe, Finland IIRC, who blew up is EV in protest when he got a similar bill.

    LOL.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      One can buy a used 2012 Chevy Silverado full-sized pickup with less mileage that runs on regular pump gas for less scratch than that Volt battery.

      • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        You can go much newer for not much more. Picking up a 2019 540i in two weeks. Loaded and with the equivalent of about 20k miles on the odometer.

        Will drive it until the ban on ICEs in 2035, unless they have us anti-globocap types in the neo-gulags by then.

        Half of our street here in the Fatherland is now littered with solar panels and Teslas (in most cases an “investment” of about 140k per household), and between the new car and my old gasoline-powered lawn mower, I am bound to be a wanted man at some point.

        • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 10:34 am #

          Owl – consider it a high compliment, but you’re probably already a wanted man.

          • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

            Thanks, Ron. But I think you are on that list, too.

            🙂

          • MaryQueen August 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

            I’m guessing we all are.

        • JTinMD August 26, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          “Pre-owned” Honda small engines are in extremely short supply and worth astonishing amounts of “money.”

          • crudgemudgeon August 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            JT, You mean lawnmower and pressure washer engines?

        • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          NO-

          Make sure you do BMW’s scheduled maintenance and oil changes no more than 7500 miles apart.

          Start keeping an eye on your coolant system around 60-65k miles, especially the electric water pump and coolant reservoir.

          A/C leaks are also likely. Small ones may be treatable with stop leak.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

            also the plastic cooling systems, and the “lifetime” transmission fill – never let it go beyond 80K – learned that lesson the hard way…

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          Well, as I read Jim’s blog the local news was on TV, an ad for the GM Silverado EV appeared. It didn’t give a price so I looked it up: $109,500.

          The Big Story this morning: Not only College Students moving into dorms across the State, but “Safe Spaces” for Transgender Students being offered — special accommodations to “Protect them from violence.”

          • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            If by safe spaces they mean their own bathroom and locker roomsss, I’m all for it.

          • Islander August 26, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

            As long as they stay in their bathrooms and lockerrooms . . .

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            not enough room in the actual lockers any more? saw many yesterday on move in that went 220+, one well over 350+, but the blue hair was nice…

        • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          You are the new Captain Von Trapp. When the Nazis come, flee into the mountains to neutral Switzerland. Or just convert to Islam. Your wife will have to wear a veil…..

          • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

            Sounds like a great disguise for someone fleeing to the Alps, but if I flee to the mountains, it will be to the Ozark Mountains, where I guess I will eat acorns and squirrels. And trout. And pecans and poke.

            There are many types of distinctive garb that will cause people to give you a wide berth.

          • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

            Did you watch the show? You are much like the old, female gangster, so much of a good old gal, that no one realizes what she is.

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 12:43 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Lucky for you, no one can accuse you of having a prepossessing kind of temperament.

            You have a habit of taking everything personally. One of my daughters once said she could never live in the little town where she grew up, because, “Everybody here thinks I’m weird.” I told her, “Everyone around here is half crazy. They can get used to you.”

            So whenever someone says something that hurts your “feels,” consider the source. The people you are taking seriously are hafl crazy. And some of them have papers to prove it.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      The EV car will be akin to the old empty tin can of baked beans after the contents are consumed. Empty, dispose, buy new, repeat….

      • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        I don’t know Cowbell; if you’re spending $100,000+ on a vehicle, it seems like a lifetime commitment. You’ll need a 30 year mortgage, and a second mortgage to replace the battery after about 10 years.

        • Islander August 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          BRH, interesting that you mention mortgages/loans in the vehicular context.

          It may be a choice between new truck or a new home . . .

          When I bought my first house back on a state-sponsored first-time home buyer program, although my income was low, I had zero debts. So, my debt-to-income ratio was basically at zero. The program administrator told me that the most common reason low-income people were ineligible for the program was because they had taken on debt to buy a new car. when they tried to sell it to reduce their debt they found that it had lost 1/2 its value the second they signed the loan.

          Things may be different with EVs—they may retain their value. Certainly ICE used cars still seem to be selling at a premium.

          I sure can’t help wondering at the wisdom of borrowing money to buy one of the new EVs. But of course many who are buying these don’t really need a truck in the first place—say, for work. It is just for macho show + virtue signaling.

          I love the image at the top of this blog of the horse-drawn jalopy.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

            “Things may be different with EVs—they may retain their value.”

            from where i sit, looks like just the opposite. early hybrids like the precious prius at dropping in $ like flies.

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

        Sans battery, they will be light – the perfect high end horse drawn carriage.

    • Mark August 26, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

      The expectation is the Volt battery will last a long time (it was de-rated – oversized – to allow this). Also, that aftermarket (cheaper) will be available when the time comes. I felt I was really taking a chance when I bought a used Volt back in April 2017. But, I had a friend who loved hers. Battery didn’t die in the first 60k miles I have put on it for 100k total. So it passed the first test. Will it get 200kish before 1st batt replacement? That remains to be seen.

  11. Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    Excellent!

    Observation: Jim’s missives are sounding more and more like the Sunday morning protestant sermons I grew up listening to back in the mid to late 60’s, and I must say, they’re quite refreshing. Can the Church of Reformed Kunstler be far off? Hmm…

    Sung with proper David Byrne quirky voice inflection:

    This ain’t no party!
    This ain’t no disco!
    This ain’t no fuckin’ around!
    No time for dancing!
    Or lovey dovey!
    I ain’t got time for that now!

  12. jgalt August 26, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    A troubling thought has been festering in my mind, to-wit, the millions of mostly military-aged illegals invading our country with the help of China Joe. What could be the purpose of allowing so many illegal military aged men in? Taken in conjunction with the 87,000 new, armed, and trained, IRS agents, it seems clear. These are the Biden and deep state army to fight against American citizens whom they are pushing into open revolt. Does it seem past China Joe and his thugs to arm these illegals and promise citizenship and even loot for defending the administration? If not, then what could possibly be the reasoning behind opening the borders in a time of recession/depression? Not a conspiracy theory, but the only one that makes sense.

    • Rodster August 26, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      It’s Organized Crime posing as Government. The US Gubmint has become so desperate for money they are now resorting to forced shakedowns of the citizens. Soon, IRS Agents will be holding us upside down shaking loose all the money from our pockets.

      • JTinMD August 26, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        I don’t think so, Rodster. If they need “money,” they just “create” it. It’s control and compulsion, big-time. We must continue sporting great big middle fingers among the traitors!

      • workingclasshero August 26, 2022 at 11:48 am #

        You got to admire the chutzpah of the Biden administration Democrats though. We’ll hire 87000 new I.R.S. auditors but not the same number of border control or immigration enforcement agents. The Republicans ought to be framing it like that going into the final stretch of their so-called slam dunk guaranteed red wave election tsunami.
        I’ve read that close to 5 million illegals have crossed the border since the beginning of his administration and if they can vote they will vote for the party of free stuff. With control of the immigration spigot and a pro Biden media I think the Democrats will pull an upset. What a bummer.

        • Q. Shtik August 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

          We’ll hire 87000 new I.R.S. auditors – working c h

          ==========

          That will take 10+ years to accomplish and I guarantee they will be incompetent.

          • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            Sure, they’ll be incompetent, but they’ll still have the authority to bust Whitey’s balls.

            These will be ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ hires, barely literate and unable to do simple ‘maf’. What does that matter?

            They’ll have an axe to grind. So what if they hold their 9mm pistol sideways — “that’s how we do, hater.”

          • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            BRH – I think it’s maff, with two f’s, but I could be mistaken. Q?

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      More unique breakfast tacos?

    • Rodulf August 26, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      They’re already being recruited for the military and law enforcement. In New York the Islamic Mosques are patrolling like police, answering 911 calls, etc.

    • Rho August 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

      Yes, and the Afghans – a trained urban military policing force – brought here and now housed mostly on military bases, as I understand it. Are they for Ukr or…Boise? Seeing the same thing with ‘refugees’ coming into UK, etc. Military looking. Bodes ill.

    • BillRI August 27, 2022 at 12:13 am #

      I may have posted this before, but on May 12, 2022, Naomi Wolf suggested on Steve Bannon’s War Room program similarly that the thousands of adult male illegals being brought into the country are being brought here to attack Americans. She said this before the bill funding the 87,000 new IRS agents was in the works.

      • Anthea August 28, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

        @ BillRI:

        While it’s probably true that “the thousands of adult male illegals being brought into the country are being brought here to attack Americans,” this could easily backfire.

        In Mexico, the drug gangs seem to have become a formidable force opposing the government, at least at the more local levels. Since they seem to be running the show politically in a lot of places (by assassinating anyone who opposes them), you could say they have taken over the government.

        I would expect things to work out the same way in the US, probably mainly in the cities. So we have another excellent reason why rural America should not give up its guns.

        • Ron Anselmo August 28, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

          Anthea – you’re correct. Any mention of Mexican government can be read as the cartels. It’s been that way for some time I think, just becoming more apparent as time passes. Historically they’ve been equally or better armed than the government.

          We remain the sand in the gears of global submission and the WEF’s plans for us. If we ever give up our guns – it’s really over.

          “Teach your children quietly, because some day sons & daughters will rise up and fight while we sit still.” ~ Silent Running, Mike & The Mechanics

  13. BuckeyeDoug August 26, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    Thanks for the post today Jim.

    Speaking of soldiering on, Hal Turner reported that troops are being sent to Kiev, and in a separate report are being told to turn in their weapons so they can be sent to Ukraine? The worry among the military is that they are being sent into battle defenseless. God help us if this is true…

    • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      There were interviews going around with some Brits and a handful of Euros who got suckered into heading over. Many were in tears claming that they were being sent directly to the front line with no training and outdated weapons.

      Cannon fodder for the globocap machine.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        The mercs came for the “Send us more Russkies!” firefights and daring Spec Ops raids against starving conscripts. What they actually got was 24/7 artillery drumfire.

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          Russia excels at artillery. Massed artillery has been their forte since the Crimean War.

      • SpeedyBB August 26, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

        Cannon fodder for …?

        Exactly the same thing happened to those dopey Brits – many of them whites, who should have known better, at least in theory, who volunteered to go fight for Aloha in the Middle East.

        First in line to be suicide bombers — Is this what I signed up for? Sent to the front lines with no training or proper gear.

        Too late now for “buyer’s remorse”, Sweety.

        • Night Owl August 26, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

          Cannon fodder for the Great Reset crowd.

          The same crowd behind the Maidan Coup.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      The DC regime has been paid good money to serve US farmland and freshwater to the Chicoms, and by God are they delivering!

    • Rodulf August 26, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      I don’t know what to believe about Ukraine. I’m getting the feeling of a gigantic off-Broadway production, complete with producers, directors, actors, stuntmen and special FX.

      • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        sounds like an opportunity to overdub some interesting parts of “wag the dog” with today’s news.

        people sort of on the ground, like gonzalo lira or scott ritter or michael you have been giving the meta picture, but interpreting events during war is as pointless as giving biden a lie detector test.

      • farmgal August 26, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        @Rodulf – here is a link to an interesting and deep dive into America’s past and present involvement with Ukraine. It’s stuff most of us know but poses many questions as to our near future as the world hegemon. Not typing in the www.

        “Why Are We in Ukraine?”

        claremontreviewofbooks.com/

      • Katerina August 26, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

        To Roduff
        Let me explain what is happening in so-called Ukraine. For a start “Ukraine” is an artificial construct – created by the bolsheviks.
        The eastern part, called Novorussia, historically part of Russia, was added by Lenin in early 1920s, the Western part, by Stalin in 1945, after WWII – that land was taken in war reparations from Poland and Romania, for support they provided to the German Nazis.
        Then, in 1954, Khrushev, a Soviet Leader of Politburo, has decided to “gift” them Crimea, which was another historically Russian land. Even under the Soviet constitution at the time, that was illegal as such move required a referendum. He was originally born in so-called Ukraine, so was obviously trying to ingratiate himself with his fellow folks. After collapse of USSR all historically Russian lands should have been returned back to Russia. Ukraine hung on to these for one simple reason – money. Novorussia, which includes Donbass, was the most industrialised part, also they were getting paid by Russia for the Naval Base in Crimea – the home of the Russia Black Sea Fleet. A highly strategic base.
        After the USSR collapse, all it’s union republics have suddenly became “independent” and got immidiately “invaded” – by various Western NGOs, “experts”, “advisers” and what not.
        Same was happening in Russia – the goal there, of course, was looting and pillage, in Ukraine the goal was also plain and simple – to convert it into an anti-Russia. You know, as per neocon Zbignev Bzhezhinsky wet dream. The US embassy was established in Kiev and duly staffed with CIA operatives. USA does not have diplomats in it’s embassies. Long work began in trying to archieve such goal, with lots of money spent. According to another neocon, Victoria Nuland, it was US$5 billion..in 2014 they felt that the Ukraine was sufficiently converted into anti-Russia and launched their now familiar “regime change”, ousting the democratically elected President and replacing him with their stooges, supported by ukranian neo-nazis. These they were also prepared in advance, by training and arming these murderous nazi thugs. The West did real good job here. The rest we all know.
        Crimea organized a Referendum and overwhelmingly voted to return to Mother Russia. Donbass also wanted to do the same but got attacked by Kiev new “government” shock troops. It was genocide. They have embarked on killing civilian population of Donbass, for nothing more than speaking their own language – Russian. Resistance sprang and civil war ensued. From Russian side they were helped with volunteers and humanitarian aid convoys, as Kiev junta have cut them off from everything, including paying pensions. They got bombs instead. Eight long years of this genocide of Donbass population had seen almost 15 thousand killed, many more wounded and millions displaced. Among killed mostly were children, women, elderly.. and it was all hidden from the western public! Instead they were fed the usual narrative of “Russian aggression” BS and this dumbdown and brainwashed western public was swallowing this garbage. Meantime, NATO was de-facto establishing itself in so-called Ukraine and building it’s proxy army there.
        In December of last year, Russia has put a “proposal” to the USA and EU to remove it’s NATO shite from there and cease any talk of accepting Ukraine into NATO – that was Russia’s RED LINE. That was ignored. In February this year Russia launched it’s Special Military Operation – to de-millitarise and to de-nazify that corrupt country, that was now a security threat to Russia, by becoming a US/UK/EU colony and slavishly carrying out orders from it’s Masters. At their instigation their clown Zelenski even started to talk of aquiring nuclear weapons for Ukraine.. 4min flight from Moscow! Russia’s Red Line was crossed.
        This Russian SMO is proceeding accordingly and all historically Russian territories are being liberated and returned back to where those belong – Russia.
        Donbass is pretty much cleansed now of this neo-nazi proxy army, next will be the Nikolaev and Odessa on the Black Sea – those cities are as Russian as it gets. That will leave the rump of “Ukraine” which Russia will decide what to do with after this SMO is over.
        I hope this makes things a bit more clearer for you people as to what goes on there right now. “Ukraine” is finished as a state.

        • Rodulf August 26, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

          ?

          • Rodulf August 26, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            I can’t believe this comments thread. I posted a thumbs up and got a question mark…trying to thank you.

        • justanotherguy August 27, 2022 at 12:58 am #

          let me explain it right back to you.

          ukr is a money laundering, bribe, kickback, brothel of a “nation”, in the service of our profoundly wise elite.

          you will not notice any of the above – and whatever they say about ukr is the truth, at this moment, without question.

          now stop making trouble, and y’all go back to sleep.

        • justanotherguy August 27, 2022 at 1:02 am #

          also, mustn’t forget to ignore the minsk accords, or that puppet-z was elected on the promise to honor and implement.

          nope – ignore all that.

        • TPTB-USA August 27, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

          Having already presented the following for Russia’s perspective …

          Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear WarCol. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War (1:10:58 YouTube video)

          Ukraine Russia Nato conflict explained | Noam Chomsky (6:56 reddit)

          Noam Chomsky: Ukraine and Beyond (1:26:32 facebook)

          Ukrainegate impeachment saga worsens US-Russia Cold War (26:21 YouTube)

          … what sources can you offer to substantiate your claims?

          • Katerina August 28, 2022 at 1:41 am #

            To TP TB-USA

            Educate yourself properly. Reading Noam Chomsky would not do it. Unfortunately for you, he is mostly ignorant on matters he attempts to write about. I would advice to read your own bona fide American, Larry Johnson or blogs such as Moon of Alabama or Reminiscence of the Future, which is run by a Russian military expert, based in USA who absolutely knows his stuff.
            All great sites that can give you a much needed PROPER explanations of todays realities. Or you can go on to Saker blog and read my four essays there. Tag Katerina. Lots of info there.
            Ask Uncle Bob! : )

          • TPTB-USA August 28, 2022 at 9:01 am #

            Hello Katerina,

            Thank you for the reply. I will check out your sources.

            I was offering a Russian perspective to a friend, and he suggested that I should dismiss the perspectives I cited and consider that of Chomsky.

            To my surprise (as well as his) Chomsky was basically in agreement with the other sources, where all three viewed the historical circumstances concerning Ukraine as ambiguous in assessing the good and bad guys; and they came to the same conclusion that Putin’s offer was an opportunity to defuse the situation.

            When friends, and nations, dismiss opportunities that would be beneficial for individuals, one needs to assume that they are promoting their own agenda.

          • MaryQueen August 28, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            Katerina is 100% spot on. That is the same overview/synopsis I’ve been reading from people that are actually there and being ‘shut up’ since 2014.

            Noam Chomsky? The same guy that has gone so pro-USA totalitarian that he opined people who refuse the poison jab should be starved to death? That Noam?

          • TPTB-USA August 28, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

            I wonder if Noam thinks the same today. What the media and those in charge of management have done is criminal (forced agenda, with no discussion allowed)!

            His assessment concerning Ukraine seemed somewhat knowledgeable and quite reasonable.

          • TPTB-USA August 29, 2022 at 1:28 am #

            Hi Katerina,

            Black, Chomsky, and Cohen addressed the pertinent information.

            My conclusion is that most people are married to their position, and it will only be a significant revelation from a source that they deem reliable, that will get them to look and question their perspective.

            If Chomsky’s perspective wouldn’t change his mind, I don’t see how any of the sources you cite would either.

            I have assumed that when an issue is played-out, people will run out of reliable sources and come to their senses, but as many have discussed here, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

          • TPTB-USA August 29, 2022 at 1:40 am #

            I think it all boils down to time, with indoctrination time being more precious than critical thinking (especially when one is trying to buttress their bogus position).

    • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

      The plan is to depopulate Ukraine so that Cargill, et. al., can move in and occupy it without any pushback.
      Apparently the Ukrainians are too dumb to figure this out themselves.
      Or at least the western ones seem to be too dumb. They used to be part of Poland, but I won’t draw any conclusions from that. Well, maybe privately.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        Don’t Cargill, Monsanto, and Bill Gates already own titles to most of the best farmland in Ukraine?

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

          But Ukraine will spend up landlocked; Russia is circling Odessa at the moment — which will pretty much wrap up their mission.

          I suppose Ukraine could move grain by rail, or else pay Russia for use of Russia’s Black Sea ports.

        • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          I think they own title under subterfuges, thirdcoast.
          It is illegal under the Ukrainian constitution to sell land to foreigners, so they are doing it under shell companies.
          They got Zelensky to sign a law last year making it legal.
          And then Russia had to spoil it all by moving to liberate eastern Ukraine.
          Boy are they mad!
          But they still have designs on western Ukraine and the men there are the ones now being kidnapped and sent to the front to be mowed down. They passed a draft law for women also, but I don’t think they’ve started that yet.
          If they can’t depopulate the whole country they can still have the west, is their plan.

          • justanotherguy August 27, 2022 at 1:06 am #

            the globalists, praise be upon them, will fight to the blood of the last ukrainian.

            then nobody will give a flying f*ck that puppet-z sailed to his cottage in miami on a raft of slavic skulls.

            i wish the people with the most in common would point the swords out at the real enemies.

      • Who D. Who August 26, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

        LOL

      • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:01 am #

        Easy on the implied “dumb Polack” comments.

        It’s possible the “dumb” Ukrainians actually want to be citizens of a free country, and try to ignore the corruption that undercuts their freedom in much the same way that Americans ignore what our elites, Wall Street, political parties, and media are doing to our freedom here in the US. Oh, the stupidity of people for wanting freedom and stability! The fact they believe state media that tells them Putin is Satan and Zelensky is good is no different from people here who believe Trump is Satan (and owned by Putin, despite the century of Democrats being in bed with Russia’s totalitarian leaders) and Biden and his puppeteers being good (despite their moves toward imposing a dictatorship) because of incredible media bias and hatred of American traditions. How do you convince Ukrainians that they’re misguided, when you may be even more misguided yourself?

  14. teddyboy46 August 26, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    JHK: thanks for the Pep Talk. I truly needed it.

    • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      Hang in Teddy – better days ahead – some rough ones in between, we’ll be fine.

  15. TPTB-USA August 26, 2022 at 10:35 am #

    Reanimated happens when the majority figure out who it is that will represent them.

    • TPTB-USA August 27, 2022 at 9:35 am #

      One-citizen one-vote, but who will represent me?

      Bloomberg boasted that he was going to spend his money to buy the election.

      It appears that many big city district attorneys represent Soros; and pending a through investigation, Dominion voting machines may represent Soros as well.

      A recent revaluation by Zuck has essentially confirmed that my vote was stolen, and he basically laughs in my face and says what are you going to do about it? I’d ask for a refund, but 51 Intelligence Officials have assured me that the laptop was Russian disinformation, and they are still gainfully employed in some fashion, so their claim must be true?

      If the Biden administration is essentially cover for a soft coup, it would seem that many people have committed treason. Why shouldn’t I expect that they will pool their ill-gotten gains and throw-in with the likes of Bloomberg and Soros to buy future elections in order to avoid prosecution?.

      I feel that voices like Rand Paul, Jim Jordan, Ron Johnson, Trey Gowdy, John Ratcliffe, and so many others have moral opinions that are in alignment with many of my own, but none of them seem to be in a position to represent me.

      If the US is to remain as a check against China’s domination, it is paramount that the population unite, and in that regard Trump would not be the prudent vote. Having said that, Trump seems to be the only hope for a person that would represent me, but it doesn’t look like Trump is a warrior, and it doesn’t look like he has a General to take on the enemy.

      Half the population is holding-out hope that the upcoming election will allow the shift-change to legally stop the coup. Is it realistic to think that anyone will be able to represent me?

      Seems that my only hope is a break-up of the union, but at that point, I suspect that I will no longer need representation.

      Does half the population believe that the upcoming shit-show will really be better than what we had? Should we view the situation in Ukraine as a model for what our future will look like?

      • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        The point of all of this stuff is to completely ruin every existing system on Earth so that our supposed betters can create order from chaos. They will create more disorder than we can imagine, but to them its a beautiful plan because it puts them in charge as a bunch of quasi-Messiahs. Their plan seems to work because we’re still trying to make sense of things through the lens of what we’ve known. I doubt we’ll be able to pull it together to stop them, and in order to live, almost everyone will acquiesce to them. The few who object to their plans will be labeled as terrorists and lunatics; at best they’ll be marginalized and ostracized, and at worst they’ll be murdered, and the masses will cheer. Yes, that’s right: humanity will welcome its enslavement, and oppose those who want to won’t go along with the program. And unfortunately, no aggregation of Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Lauren Boebert, and other conservative darlings will be able to stop the fascist ghouls from realizing their dream.

        • TPTB-USA August 27, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          I fully comprehend, that in order to Build Back Better, the first step is to destroy the existing format for life.

          That which is not settled in my mind, is if Xi does not agree to share a One World Government with the WEF crowd, does the WEF Great Reset crowd plan to go to war with the BRICS, or do they plan on making a mad dash to grab a chair at their respective nation’s chapter of the CCP?

          If the WEF crowd plans on taking on the BRICS, then I will place my bet with Xi, as I do not believe that the likes of Biden and his cohorts can win both a domestic and international war. The only way I see that happening is if Xi facilitates the round-up of the “Uyghur’s” in the WEF countries, and then takes-out his opposition.

        • TPTB-USA August 28, 2022 at 9:38 am #

          Is a managed decline possible? Considering the Federal covid management vs Florida, I would think management to some extent is possible.

          From the perspective of an individual, would a managed decline be better than a flash crash to rock bottom? How about from the perspective of a State? How about for the Nation? My initial thoughts are that it would depend on who is in charge, and what their intentions are, as well as the state of affairs of
          the individual, the State, and the Nation.

          West vs East Germany = day vs night, will it be the same for Florida vs California?

  16. Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    I don’t know whic is more annoying- the Left trying to establish a false equivalency between PPP loans and student loans, or the Right’s sudden concern for plumbers.

    For the reco”make money
    I won’t even go into the foolishness of it being “smarter” to become a plumber than go to school, because plumbers make more money.

    Yes I will. When too many people enter a field to “make money”, guess what happens?

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      It’s supposed to read, “For the record, I know plumbers who went to college, because some people believe in being educated to your highest ability.”

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      We had to have some major plumbing work done where I live, and we wanted to use someone we knew, but he was restricted from working in my municipality, for one thing.

      Remember the 80s, when going to law school was a big thing, because as blue collar jobs disappeared, law was a field where money was at?

      What they didn’t tell you was half of all law school graduates were unemployed and ended up doing something else.

      • Islander August 26, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        When I had a largish house totally rewired to get it up to code (and get rid of dangerous know-and-tube wiring), I got to see at first hand a team of four headed up by a master electrician.

        Man, these people are the modern fire gods. They are handling literally bolts of electricity and fire. They were all whip-smart, but especially the top guy plus his second-in-command, who was preparing for the exams etc. to become a master electrician. The older guy might not have been a college graduate, but he sure as hell was a consummate professional . I think the younger guy, Ian, was a collegel grad. Maybe community college.

        But let’s bear in mind: originally the idea of tertiary education was to train and prepare the mind. It was not the same as vocational school. The problem in the USA is that we have no further respect for genuine intellect adn genuine thinkers. Those who call themselves intellectuals have for the most part become as “tame” and “eingespannt” for the official narrative as the intellectuals and academics of the Third Reich. the university has become a “safe space,” not a space for curiosity and continual inquiry and challenge.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

          I know what you mean about the fire gods, Islander.

          I recently had a frightening incident with an appliance, and the young man who came over and resolved it was casually showing me what happened, and actually handling the wires, and I wanted to scream “DON’T TOUCH IT!”.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

            people’s caution with electricity is well placed.

            my dad was a master electrician, learned up to journeyman in the navy, but had a short fuze, an almost preternatural sense of the slope of degradation, and self medicated with camels and pbr – ended up as captain of his life on sharp rocks at the end.

            he was an exceptionally smart man – but shared his disgust powerlessly at the american legion with many other late ’30’s silents.

            i did not appreciate his insight in the state of this world until after he was gone.

            now, i share freely what is happening with my wife and son. my daughter has yet to come around.

            my dad and i had our best times working together, and he taught me a lot of the *trade* (bottlers of lightning). his work was at the industrial level, building systems that carried thousands of volts and millions of watts of power.

            now, i am working on systems that have required me to learn more about grounding than i ever though i’d need in my life. we are building systems that will do amazing things.

            and every day i do this, i think to myself *THANKS DAD*, and God how i miss you.

          • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

            @ justanotherguy:

            This is why I hate it when people use acronyms. Here is a list of the possible meanings of pbr:

            Acronym Definition

            PBR Pokemon Battle Revolution (gaming)
            PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon
            PBR Pre-Budget Report
            PBR Physically Based Rendering
            PBR Policy Based Routing
            PBR Partai Bintang Reformasi (Indonesian: Reform Star Party)
            PBR Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor (biochemistry)
            PBR Photobioreactor
            PBR Payment by Results (UK hospital funding)
            PBR Phone Book Read
            PBR Periodic Buffer Reuse
            PBR Playback and Record
            PBR Process Bill Register
            PBR Program Counter Breakpoint Register
            PBR Permit by Rule
            PBR Principle-Based Reserving (life insurance)
            PBR Plant Breeder’s Rights
            PBR Patrol Boat/River (military)
            PBR Partition Boot Record
            PBR Pass by Reference
            PBR Performance-Based Regulation
            PBR Performance Based Ratemaking
            PBR Point-Blank Range
            PBR Private Business Radio
            PBR Program Budget Review (US DoD)
            PBR Perspective-Based Reading (requirement inspection technique)
            PBR Pebble Bed Reactor
            PBR Performance Based Remediation
            PBR Product Backlog Refinement (Scrum)
            PBR Packed Bed Reactor
            PBR Public Broadcast Radio
            PBR Powered by Rice
            PBR Paper Bag Records (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
            PBR Principle-Based Regulation
            PBR Patients’ Bill of Rights (congressional legislation)
            PBR Price-to-Book Value Ratio
            PBR Public Bus Route
            PBR President’s Budget Request
            PBR Patrol Boat Riverine
            PBR Particle Bed Reactor
            PBR Professional Bull Riders/Riding
            PBR Permian Basin Railways (Chicago, IL)
            PBR Piggy Back Ride
            PBR Plastic Baton Round
            PBR Polished-Bore Receptacle
            PBR Peak Bit Rate
            PBR Performance Based Requirement
            PBR Periodic Business Review
            PBR Paintball Review
            PBR Position-Based Routing (communications)
            PBR Profile-Based Routing
            PBR Primary Boot Record
            PBR Passive Bistatic Radar
            PBR Plum Brook Reactor (Ohio)
            PBR Plan Build Run
            PBR Penang Bridge Run (Malaysia)
            PBR Program Budget Request
            PBR Planning Based on Re-clearance
            PBR Pay Back Rate
            PBR Post Boost Reliability
            PBR Pro Bull Riders, Inc.
            PBR Professional Business Reception
            PBR Patapsco and Black Rivers Railroad Company
            PBR Post Build Review (engineering)
            PBR Prescription Benefit Record (member benefit)
            PBR Pattern-Based Recognition
            PBR Pink Barbie Radio (Internet radio station)

          • justanotherguy August 27, 2022 at 12:49 am #

            that’s redneck tradesman speak for

            pabst blue ribbon

            that is one hell of a list you got there –

            any blue collar man in the country older than 30 will get it first try.

            fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/pbr

            close second is the ‘apocalypse now’ patrol boat, river – streetgang ref – but nobody listening to alice in chains rooster would have any doubt which is which.

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

            @ justanotherguy:

            I have never heard that abbreviation.

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

          Good point Islander.

          On a larger scale, we have ‘Gender Studies’, and ‘Environmental Justice’ majors planning a new national electrical grid, replacing the grid set up by George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison — after all, two dead white men, what did they know?

        • beantownbill. August 26, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

          Just so people understand, it’s knob and tube wiring.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

            the knob and tube, was in many ways safer than the cotton cabled line-neutral-ground mid era wiring.

            so said my dad, master electrician.

          • Islander August 26, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

            Thanks!
            I just noticed the typo.

      • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        They did the same thing with nursing in the early part of this century.
        “Unemployed? Be a nurse! Be sure to get a student loan and get your BSN.”
        So millions of young people went to nursing school, flooded the labor market, lowered the wages, and then found out there was blood and shit involved in their new jobs.

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          not far different from what happened with pharmacists. but no blood and shit.

          • SpeedyBB August 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

            Guy, pharmacies are just about the most lucrative cash-rich business imaginable in every 3rd-world country I’ve lived in. Shitty diet (inclusive of rich folk, by the way)? Huge market for “stomach medicine”. Poor hygiene? Plenty of anti-diarrhea pills sold over the counter.

            Not to mention that fact that I can walk into a pharmacy in Indonesia and load up on Amoxicillin or just about any other antibiotic, no questions asked.

            As long as the medicina has no pleasurable effects, you can buy it over the counter.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            Blood and shit is a pretty real downside though.

        • malthuss August 26, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

          The USA Filipino nurses have their own organization.

          There are 3 types, which type are you referring to?

      • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        Every now and then, someone posts on Facebook that they are in need of an electrician to come to their home, and they can’t find anyone.

        The reason for this is because this entire county is made up of dozens of rural towns, and so is the adjacent county, and another adjacent more urban county is made up of another dozen municipalities. To legally work as an electrician, you’d have to be licensed in every town and three counties. No one can afford that. And without being able to work in all three counties, you couldn’t make a living.

    • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

      It’s not easy to persuade people to become plumbers. Household plumbing is not even that difficult, especially if it’s PVC or PEX. When you buy a faucet from Walmart or a trim kit from Home Depot, it comes with instructions. Did you know, for example, that replacing a showerhead is exactly like replacing a lightbulb?

      In my world of the past 25 years, many people have known how to do their own household plumbing. I replumbed my entire house about ten years ago. My daughter replumbed an entire house that she and her husband were re-habbing. She also re-plumbed their previous house. (This girl plumbed in a new pump when she was sixteen.) Her husband re-wired the entire house. Boy, did it need it. The wiring dated from about 1920.

      But the thing about plumbing is, even people who know how to do it usually HATE it. I don’t think there is any occupation in which Murphy’s law figures so prominently. You can’t do a minor repair without discovering another problem that needs repair, or that the repair is more extensive than you thought. You might call a plumber because you house gets all stinky every time you flush or run water. This suggests that the drain lines are missing a P-trap somewhere. You discover that the P-traps exist but do not have an adequte downward slope. HUGE job to fix. And when this doesn’t fix the problem, you suspect a problem with the waste stacks. You discover that there are none. I have never messed with drain lines very much, but my daughter tells me that they are the most troublesome, because everything has to be arranged so that they can “burp,” and this is not always easy to figure out.

      Plumbing is one of the few occupations that are unlikely to be flooded with new applicants, no matter how high the pay, because it is a huge PITA. One of my old friends used to say, “Plumbin’ don’t happen without cussin’.”

      • Ron Anselmo August 27, 2022 at 12:00 am #

        Plumbing is simple, only three rules – 1) hot on the left 2) cold on the right and 3) stuff doesn’t flow uphill.

        • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 12:50 am #

          I was told that it’s, “Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey, water runs downhill, and payday’s Friday.”

          And plumbing really is simple–basically Tinker Toys–almost a ladies’ craft project if it’s PVC, and you’re putting in all new plumbing. It’s those jobs where you are fixing something that are irritating, like replacing the thousand-year-old hot and cold water knobs in an antediluvian bathrub and having to beat them out with a hammer. That and having to run all over two counties trying to find a male adapter.

          • Ron Anselmo August 27, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            Yep Anthea, plumbing used to be really simple – male fittings & female fittings.

            Then they introduced male adapters, whereby you could “transition” an original female fitting, by adding a male adapter.

            Now, the trade’s gone to hell, but the alphabet people are probably happy – that little condescending smirk.

            Off topic, but at the risk of ruining my unapologetic, chauvinistic, alpha male reputation, I love your soaps. They are very nice, and you’re very talented – you’ll do well in the WMBH.

          • Ron Anselmo August 27, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            The World Made by Hand, sorry!

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            @ Ron Anselmo:

            Thank you! I have been taking a break from soapmaking and the markets this summer. To be honest, I’m starting to think I’m no longer able to do the physical work involved in doing the markets. I am vaguely planning to go back in the fall when the weather cools off.

            I’ve also been a bit overwhelmed with the garden. My daughter and I planted a big one, and then she decided to go back to work full time. So there’s all that stuff to pick and can. No way I can keep it weeded.

            She just started on the apples, and it will be time to can peaches and pears soon. Then there are the two pecan trees.

  17. Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    “I think the job title is: defendant.”

    LMAO

    Hopefully The Party’s bureaucratic leviathan will be temporarily distracted by that other “rest of America”,the farmers, giving the middle class a needed respite before The Spring of Superfluous Audits.

    Most communist states have an inflated auditing branch, in case you can’t see where this is going.

  18. David Webb August 26, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Hostage crisis is an apt analogy. Unfortunately, roughly half of the hostages are so addled by Stockholm Syndrome that they would gleefully murder any of the other hostages who try plotting an escape, and will spend the rest of their lives pining for their captors after they are long gone.

    • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Excellent point David. Let’s make sure we help facilitate and expedite their pining.

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      What’s to complain about Dave when we have Incredible Hulk: Non-binary Attorney on TV and buckets of KFC Beyond fried chicken?

    • SW August 26, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      I agree the comparison to hostages is perfect. 20 to 30% will always volunteer to be patsies and love every minute they can feel superior to the rest of us. Just like there are still people in Germany who think Hitler was great, Stalin was the best thing that ever happened to Russia and the Clintons were amazing, there are loyal followers of Fauci and the rest. And they’re holding the microphone and control two powerful newspapers.

      And speaking of bad news, you’ll all be excited to hear that Hillary and Chelsea have a series coming out where the two of them tour the country and meet amazing women. Who have the exact same opinions they do.

      • David Webb August 26, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        I can’t wait for the Hill & Chels Travelling Show. I might even become a woman for the day to attend such an event. I don’t have to shave off my beard to do that, do I?

        • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

          Speaking of whom, I heard something about Hillary getting her butt kicked in a legal quiz game, by Kim Kardashian?

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            i hope that is real – omg – rich.

            could not find that – please post a link?

          • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

            Trying to post a link again:

            Kim Kardashian bests Hillary Clinton in ‘heartbreaking’ legal trivia contest

            https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kim-kardashian-defeats-hillary-clinton-045451002.html

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

            that pretty much made my day.

            loved the comments by ms. webster hubble jr.

            more time goes by, the more its blindingly obvious that bill is not her father.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

            that pretty much made my day.

            loved the comments by ms webster hubble jr.

            more time goes by, the more its blindingly obvious that bill is not her father.

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

          dave – the beard is pretty much required today – think of it a woke badge.

          leg hair? no worries at all. you might have less than most of them there.

          don’t forget the cankle cream.

        • MaryQueen August 28, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

          No, you don’t have to lose the beard or your penis! These days just say you’re a woman and that’s that.

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        “amazing women”? She Hulks and Sea wrecks!

    • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      Whatever happened to Patty Hearst?

      • SpeedyBB August 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

        Matronly.

        I did a search on Patty recently – one of those curious “Where are they now?” looks.

        She’s also a bit old to be strutting around with a tommy-gun at this point.

        I’ve yet to meet a child of a “rich & famous” parent who wasn’t twisted like a pretzel.

  19. Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    I’m almost glad the student loan thing happened, because it’s an affront to the dumbasses who keep saying that student loan debt is no different than a mortgage or credit card debt.

    That’s the whole problem, you dumbasses; it IS different.

    If the politicians, including the Republicans, had done something about the abuse of emergencies to give government dictatorial powers (and the time to do that was before it was even tried), this could never have happened.

    The Republicans benefit from the Higher Education racketeering nearly as much as the Democrats do., so they weren’t willing to touch it, and here we are.

    • Uncle Bob August 26, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      I’m convinced the GOP is purposely fucking themselves out of winning control of either house of Congress in November because a) they have no fucking idea how to tie their shoes, much less run a legislature, b) actually trying to run anything involves work, and we can’t have THAT when there are pages to bang, c) their goals are generally the same as the Democrats’, except with different names on the doors, and d) they’d rather “lose with honor” than bust their asses to win like the Dems do if it means Trump would get any credit for their victories. And these selfish morons are America’s last hope. What a goddamn fucking shame.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        It has been pointed out by others that the GOP was in favor of handing money over to Ukraine, but now they are up in arms over money being handed out to Americans.

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

          that’s like the washington generals agreeing to continue play, since the globetrotters agreed to spot them some points if they get far enough ahead.

          sounds fair to me.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        Agreed, Uncle Bob. They’ve taken a leaf out of Uncle Joe’s book from 2020 and aren’t even campaigning. McConnell is waving the white flag for the senate. These scumbags are traitors. And even if we do overcome the voter fraud and win the midterms, these guys will do nothing. As you say, it’s all about keeping their comfy jobs and winning “moral” victories.

        • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          They’re not emulating Biden so they can win. They’re avoiding campaigning in order to lose, while causing the faithful to think they did their best but were undone by Dominion machines. Just another insult to people to make them react, a la 1/6/21, with demonstrations and videotaped “violence” that allow the Establishment to rid itself of both its enemies and the public’s legal and constitutional protections. Because, you know, Ed has a rifle and a Gadsden flag sticker on his truck, so therefore he must want to overthrow the government. And most people will believe the bullshit because we’ve been conditioned to believe what the government and the news tell us, and videos they’re shown will “prove” that the Establishment’s story is true.

      • studejack August 26, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        My sentiments exactly. What a useless piece of shit China Mitch is

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        You need to teams to play ball. The Democrats are the winners, the Harlem Globetrotters. The Republicans are the loser, white boy team, the Washington Generals.

        Of course as individuals some of the Republicans may be winners. And of course the Elite can flip the script if need be. De Santis would make a fine war monger president for the Uniparty.

      • cbeard August 26, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Uncle Bob, you nailed it. I too believe the GOP is purposely fucking themselves out of winning anything. A case in point is the GOP nomination of Herschel Walker against Raphael Warnock in the state of Georgia. Walker is a dumb fucking jock who has no business anywhere near elected office. He is un-electable and the deep state knows it.

        • Uncle Bob August 26, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

          Herschel, the greatest athlete in the history of Georgia (sorry, all you Braves fans who love Hank Aaron and Larry Jones Jr) has scads of baggage. But he’s close to Trump, and he used to live down the street from (and has appeared on the show of) Glenn Beck. Consequently, GOP voters swarmed to the polls to nominate him because OMG TRUMP LOVES HIM! Great. And Trump managed to lose Georhia. What’s that tell you?

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

            “And Trump managed to lose Georhia. What’s that tell you?”

            that georgia did a good job counting votes?

        • benr August 27, 2022 at 8:08 am #

          The man running only has to be smart enough to get good people to council them on what they should do and then take that advise to make decisions.

          My God look at Joe Biden one of the dumbest men to ever hold office.

          As far as Trump losing Georgia there is video evidence of rampant voter fraud so there is that.

          dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9017385/Rudy-Giuliani-gives-video-evidence-ballot-fraud-Georgia-Senate-Judiciary-subcommittee.html

          But hey the courts refused to even look at the problem so that must mean it does not exist…right?

          • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:45 am #

            I believe Trump won, and that it wasn’t close. But how do you prove it when the courts won’t look at evidence because they’re scared shitless of both Antifa thugs torching them and the news media accusing them of being racists working on behalf of Trump?

          • Redneck Liberal August 28, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

            “Rudy Giuliani Gives Evidence”?

            We shall see. he can take it all to the Grand Jury in Fulton County, right?

            It’s STILL the same old Big Lie shot. You guys will believe what you want to believe, but the truth still eludes you.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 26, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      The dichotomy is a failed concept. More people need to be cognizant of the existence of the Uniparty and call it for what it is. At most, it is a diseased tree with a couple of branches.

      • SW August 26, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        The Student Loan Forgiveness plan is such an obvious, shameless ploy to get young voters to the polls. I have yet to hear even one person on TV or in the newspapers point out the fact that Biden (and Clinton) voted to exclude student debt from bankruptcy.

        And Biden doesn’t have Constitutional authority to do this, is the real kicker.

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

          SW, nobody really gives a sh#t about what the Constitution says anymore; it about raw power, and what you can get away with.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          By the time it wends its way through the courts, and *Biden” gets told no, the voting for the midterms will be over and done with.

          • SW August 26, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

            And they won’t care if student’s loans are paid down as long as they got their votes and they’re still in office.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

            “i’ll pay you tomorrow for a hamburger toda”

            wonder why he was named wimpy?

  20. steppingup August 26, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    TPTB will not give up their power peacefully. The courts? forgetaboutit. Elect them out of office, what a joke. IT is going to be bloody, smelly, miserable, terrifying. The Stand and Swan Song has a baby on steroids, and there will be no Godlike Hocus Pocus to save us. Now is the time to invest in long pork futures. LOL…..

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      True, Steppingup. No Empire, no totalitarian regime gives up power without a fight. For example, a lot of conservative websites are churning out long screeds about how the MAL raid was illegal because of this or that clause of the Constitution/law books. They don’t realize that the Dems don’t give a damn about any law. They will do what it takes to preserve their power – until they are blown out of DC.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 26, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        HtW

        That about sums it up.

        People call them hypocrites. They certainly are. They know they are.

        It is their way of life. Attempting to stigmatize does no good, they are already there with full knowledge of what they are. Calling them such receives an unspoken simple acknowledgement of the fact.

    • UN OUT OF USA August 26, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

      Kind of like the LPR and DPR oblasts in Ukraine. They rejected the 2014 coup and declared their independence from the corrupt Nazis in Kiev. Will a state or states in the USA do the same to the corrupt bastards in D. C.? I am tired of all the people saying not to be violent…now isn’t the time, etc. Well then when the F is the time? If we let them sic 87,000 “IRS” fanatics on us, it WILL NOT STOP THERE. And the water we are sitting in continues to boil slowly but surely to our doom. When do we push back and finally say NO MORE!

      • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        My late Dad told me the game was up by 1950 because of government overreach and the infiltration of communists, but that may not be right. It may have been over as early as FDR’s first term, or as late as sometime during the Soetoro years. JFK, Reagan, and Trump tried to stop them using the rules; one ended up dead, one was nearly killed and had his initiatives curbed via Iran a contra as a reminder not to get in the way of The Plan, and the third is being ruined for not knowing when to shut the fuck up.

        Now, as to why you don’t go out and start shooting: That’s what the dirty fuckers want. Once you start popping them, half of the country will be transformed instantly into maniacal revolutionaries to be imprisoned or legally murdered. The time to take up arms was in 1913, when Woodrow Wilson started the Left’s efforts to undo the Constitution. Its too fucking late.

    • benr August 28, 2022 at 7:49 am #

      I find it very disturbing the amount of people talking about long pork (cannibalism) or eating bugs as of late.

      • steppingup August 29, 2022 at 9:46 am #

        they destroyed the food supply on purpose. the easiest prey out there to catch is gonna be long pork, ask any city dweller.

  21. zekesdad August 26, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    Last night I was goofing around on You Tube looking at live music concerts, etc. when a suggested video of The Beach Boys popped up. They were jamming around a campfire on the beach with what appeared to be family and friends including small kids, it seemed unrehearsed and unscripted; just singing old songs sometimes out of key, and sometimes forgetting the words. There were no smutty lyrics, suggestive gestures, or political points being made, just people sitting around loving each other and having a good time.
    Even some of the older kids seemed to know the songs which were recorded years earlier. It’s sad to think that such a joyful commonplace thing like that seems from an unrecoverable lost era.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      I was just thinking of how thrilling it was to see the Beach Boys in concert, and hear the audience joining in on the chorus to Fun Fun Fun.

      It was nostalgic even then, and this was the 70s.

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Indeed, Daddy has taken the T Bird away.

        • SpeedyBB August 26, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

          Thunderbird always was a lead sled, a piece of ornate Detroit crap.

          Don’t worry about Daddy taking it away – Sonny has to head off to Veet-Nayum any day now anyhow.

          Flash forward to Sonny, bearded, skinny and shaking for lack of narcotics, taking a crap on a sidewalk in San Fran.

          Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

      • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

        I just love this video.

        youtube.com/watch?v=cZnBNuqqz5g

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

          wow – imho this was a way better serenade than green day deserves.

          saw queen live in 1980 – freddy had just cut his hair. i was on the edge of my seat waiting for this the whole concert long – and live it was as good as music gets.

          taking it where i find it.

    • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Got a link?

    • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      I took the Green Tortoise across the country one time.
      The bus was half Americans and half Europeans here on a 13 month visa.
      We tried to sing around the campfire, but the American camp fire songs were not known by the Europeans, so we ended up singing pop songs from the 60s and 70s.
      Good times.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        No 99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall? I thought a bus’s ignition would shut off without a few verses of that.

        • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          Ha, ha, we didn’t try that one, but I think it’s probably American.

      • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

        Then there are the “singing in the car” songs: Johnny Cash’s “The Circle Won’t Be Broken,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “The Boxer,” “Your Grandma and My Grandma, Sittin’ by the Fire,” “The Banana Boat Song”….

  22. docmartin August 26, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    Mr K is absolutely correct. The darkness is palpable out there. The left is desperately trying to taunt all of us into physical revenge right now to justify locking free speech up. I watched that sociopath Zuckerberg on Joe Rogan yesterday. Does he really think he can offload his lies onto the FBI? Yes.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      It’s all the more poignant because of this long spell of wonderfully warm weather. This is what it must have been in June and July 1914.

      • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Was reading that this could be the first August in a very long time to not have a named hurricane appear. Miraculous how global warming is throwing us a curveball here! Five more days to go, think we’ll make it?

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Cuckerberg and his Octavius hair cut. His imperial fetish on full display. Pox Americanus

      • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

        Ugly face.

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          face? no silly, that’s synthskin covering an endoskel.

          almost works.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

        Joe Rogan. The comedian doing the job the entirety of the legacy media won’t do.

        • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

          Rogan folded. He was put into his corner and every episode he feels the need to remind people that he has never voted “conservative “

          • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:11 am #

            Folded?
            Not really but he still wants to make a living and he for some reason thinks he can play the middle.
            He will be disabused of the notion soon when the abuse continues to flow his way from the crazy woke types.
            No one can walk the line when that line always moves to the perennially offended woke mob.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

        Zuck is the poster boy for what they want us all to look like. He’s not fully human.

        • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

          He’s ah least 50% douche and 50% thief
          Ask the Winklevoss choads

          • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:13 am #

            He is a modern day even more woke bill gates.

        • Woodchuck August 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

          Zuck is an archetype nerd – like Gates. I’m guessing nerds won’t do well at all in a post industrial world. Very likely, in a world made by hand, nerds won’t be very useful as husbands or lovers. Real men and real women will gradually return to dominance in the future. Pasty faced nerds with soft pink hands lacking any scars will be out of style and obsolete.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 26, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      doc

      It was being played in part this morning. I don’t know the context and I’m not a tv person. Just the short snippet I caught brought me to the same conclusion.

      i sort of heard the words, my thought were ‘but what about the 400 million or so you used to illegally seed the elections’ that wasn’t the 3-letter agency

  23. Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    It’s funny, I hear thunder rumbling off in the distance, and it’s getting darker.

    Kind of like special effects to match the article.

    • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      More of that divine coincidence, maybe? A lot of that going around these days.

      • Rhett Dawson August 26, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

        God-winks galore!

    • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      He’s trampling down the vintage where the Grapes of Wrath are stored.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      I’ve been to that restaurant too, Beryl! 🙂

  24. Nigel Tufnel August 26, 2022 at 11:21 am #

    Wow. Thank you Mr. K.

    Soundtrack to this post: Talking Heads – Life During Wartime :

    The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
    I’m getting used to it now
    Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto,
    I’ve lived all over this town

    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
    This ain’t no fooling around
    No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
    I ain’t got time for that now

    Transmit the message, to the receiver,
    Hope for an answer some day
    I got three passports, a couple of visas,
    You don’t even know my real name

    High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
    Everything’s ready to roll
    I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime,
    I might not ever get home

    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
    This ain’t no fooling around
    This ain’t no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.,
    I ain’t got time for that now

    Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
    Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
    You oughta know not to stand by the window
    Somebody see you up there

    I got some groceries, some peanut butter,
    To last a couple of days
    But I ain’t got no speakers, ain’t got no headphones,
    Ain’t got no records to play

    Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
    Gonna be different this time
    Can’t write a letter, can’t send no postcard,
    I ain’t got time for that now

    Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
    They won’t help me survive
    My chest is aching, burns like a furnace,
    The burning keeps me alive

    • Nigel Tufnel August 26, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Yes, people are seeing it now in real time. A friend of mine retired, moved to Mexico, got the mexican vax, returned to states to visit, got american vax, had heart trouble, got stint, then got boosted, then got rare form of cancer that usually has a 10 year survival rate. 3 months later he was dead. Immune system destroyed.
      He embraced the narrative and it killed him.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        Novak Djokovic is prohibited from playing in the U.S. Open.

        No one can still believe it’s about a vaccine, can they?

        This s how the digital ID will work- you express the wrong opinion, say on something like lithium mining and Rio Tinto, and someone in power gets pissed off at you, so they come up with a reason to bar you from doing something you want to do.

        Kind of like how cops will pull you over for coming to a rolling stop because they know you and don’t like you.

        Someone like Colin Kaepernick gets called “brave” and “a hero” by TPTB, for protesting from the approved list of protests, and we have the illusion of free speech.

        • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          No relenting on the mandates for the military or apparently, most colleges. They want true believers only.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            Or submissive types who will obey stupid orders.

          • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

            Never forget valiant Finland and the Winter War. The Finns crushed the Russian invaders. As one Russian general said, we gained only enough ground to bury our dead.

          • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            Makes sense.

            The only research being done in colleges is for greenwashing, transhumanism, and the digital gulag.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

            Oh, yeah, the valiant Finns.
            Looks like their fearless leader is a cokehead like Zelensky.
            Provoking Russia? This should be entertaining. But only if you like seeing white people slaughtering each other and I thought you didn’t think that was a good idea.

          • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

            The PM is a thot and a mindless party girl. Exactly the person they need!

            The people in charge of Ukraine don’t identify as White.

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

          they are really ready to leave legions with nothing left to lose, and they’ll be laughing about it right up until….

  25. Cavepainter August 26, 2022 at 11:25 am #

    Sorry JHK, doesn’t happen that way. Probably by psy-op design (conspired) the choice between jab or not is psychologically weighted with “mortal fear”. That is, one’s choice (whichever) predisposes toward affirming bias (narrative). So weighted, acts “opposite” by default become equivalently evil – in Biblical sense. Note; similarly how Trump was framed as evil incarnate. Hard to view as coincidental (rather than deliberate orchestration) political division wedged by innate fear of death.

    • Nigel Tufnel August 26, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      WTF?

    • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

      Last night Tucker said that there may be a move afoot to blame the Vaccine on Trump. That he foisted an untested drug on an unsuspecting America.

      He was certainly dumb enough to take credit for it. Though of course, so did Biden.

      • Rhett Dawson August 26, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        4% of Earth: navel-gazing right over the cliff.

      • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

        Speaking of incomprehensible dumb things Trump did: he invited a film documentarian to record his last days in office.

        And now he’s making the rounds spilling all to congress and the press.

        Dumb Donny just can’t resist the cameras and the attention no matter how many times they stab him from behind.

        • MimiTN August 26, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

          Dumb Donny isn’t dumb.

          • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

            He is when it comes to egocentricities

      • Alzaebo August 27, 2022 at 5:10 am #

        Well, of course. The Mar-a-Lago raid was a desperate attempt to save our democracy. They were looking for the emails to his master, Putin.

  26. SW August 26, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    Fauci’s next career move will be on the BoD for Moderna or Pfizer or preparing his speech for his Nobel prize. It really wouldn’t surprise me.

    • MaryQueen August 26, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

      That’s way more likely than what JHK is suggesting, IMHO.

    • GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

      I think Robert Malone suggested he’d probably move up to the WHO.

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

        That seems very likely.

    • TPTB-USA August 27, 2022 at 9:45 am #

      Fauci is a WEF creature, and there are plenty of tasks for him to pick from.

  27. stelmosfire August 26, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    I feel that the student loan forgiveness is a good idea. Defaulting on a loan will ruin your credit and follow you around forever. You’ll never be able to get a mortgage for your electric car.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

      I feel it’s easier to forgive student’s loans rather than the students themselves. They’re Woke and ready to take their place in society. God help us all!

  28. erik August 26, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

    Some say that “As California goes, so goes the nation”. If that is true then we are really heading into an epic shitstorm. What’s been going on in California is truly crazy. They are doubling down on the Climate Change Jihad with plans in place to totally eliminate sales of IC powered vehicles by 2035 and shut down Natural Gas distribution in the cities by 2035. They’ve already stopped new hookups. So all of this is to happen by 2035 and they utter soothing Bromides about it being so far in the future you’ve got no worries. It ain’t far in the future; it’s 12&1/2 years and that will come like tomorrow. Everything fossil fuel powered will be electrified, all that in a state whose grid is already stretched thin and won’t allow new power plants or power lines. They think it’ll all come from solar and wind which is basically saying: Don’t worry, God will provide.
    They also say not to worry because you’ll still be able to buy gas and diesel for your older vehicles. But, I think you know they’ll actually start putting gas stations out of business by one scheme or another.

    • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      That’s why people are leaving the State. The numbers don’t show it because for every middle class citizen who gets Out of Dodge, 2 or 3 poverty stricken illegals move in. So it evens out lol.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

      By then gas will likely cost $45-80 per gallon. But with inflation most ever day necessities will cost a base $50 anyway, so it’s all good.

      Why don’t we just figure out how to build that Dyson Sphere around the sun already? That would solve all of our problems.

      What I don’t understand is that if we can dream up some crazy project like a Dyson Sphere, then how come we don’t just buckle down already and get it done?

      • messianicdruid August 26, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

        You will trade two silver dimes for a gallon, and be glad. Old paradigms.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      To F up California, one of the most blessed places on Earth, takes a special kind of political ability.

      • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

        Indeed, it is really sad what they been allowed to do that that geophysical location. I have read stories of life there in 1850s gold rush days, and the blossoming 1860s. It was a true paradise out there, land of plenty and untold opportunities. California represented everything that was great about this country. Now it is completely the opposite. Sad, sad indeed.

    • PeteAtomic August 26, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

      If simultaneously a new system of state wide nuclear power plants were to be built, to power this new huge demand in electricity, then maybe the 2035 target would make more sense. But it doesn’t.

      Solar & wind are the least dependable, least productive, and a very expensive method for non-hydrocarbon forms of energy. Nuclear is expensive, but its easily the most dependable and most productive form of non-hydrocarbon electricity production.

      So, these plans are completely delusional. The LA times is all for the plan.

      • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

        Yes, my understanding is that nuclear energy could support modern lifestyles for centuries. What this means is that the genocide isn’t about peak energy at all. I suspect it’s about pure hatred of humanity.

        • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 11:30 am #

          Satan hates humanity, as do his acolytes. Since many of them have positions in the Establishment/WEF/whatever, it’s likely they’re merely trying to achieve his goals.

          Wouldn’t it be something if it turned out that destroying the Georgia Guidestones allowed a very powerful malevolent spirit being to be loosed upon the world, causing the goals on the stones to be met?

  29. Rhett Dawson August 26, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    There are two types of people in the world:

    People who have imagined what it’d be like if the shit ever really did hit the fan someday and people who lived it somewhere abroad.

    The former can learn much from the latter.

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Before you go puffin your chest. Most, actually all, of the people who lived it abroad chalked up another L in the Loss column.
      Just sayin’

      • Rhett Dawson August 26, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        What are you even talking about? Are you saying that every time that the shit has ever really hit the fan on earth, there were no winners?!?!

        Or are you doing that exceptional American thing were where “people” and “Americans” are used thoughtlessly interchangeable?

        • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          Admittedly presumptuous on my part, but I assumed you were insinuating that veterans have lived “it” abroad, as opposed to people currently residing in foreign lands who live “it” on a daily basis.

    • Woodchuck August 26, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

      Heck, we can even learn something from people who lived it here – not abroad. Find Dolly Parton’s autobigraphy and read the early chapters describing growing up in the 50’s in hillbilly Appalachia. Dirt poor in a sharecropper’s shack, but with a rock soild and dependable family. She’s probably worth a billion dollars by now, but as a child Dolly wore dresses made from feed sacks and scraps, and played with homemade toys. No China plastic junk in her childhood. She’s not bitter at all about her experiences and former lifestyle and reveals good memories about it all, even though it was physically challenging at times. They couldn’t afford a doctor so once when she cut her foot very badly her mom cleaned the wound and sewed it up without novacaine, instead some other family members were holding her down so her mom could sew without her thrashing about. Instead of cursing her poverty she remarked in her book about how capable and how skilled her mom was in their rather self sufficient life. When she first began singing on local tv, her folks had to visit friends to watch her – they were too poor to afford a tv at the time.

  30. Prospero August 26, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Dr. Fauci will be leaving a little part of himself in the hearts of millions. It’s called myocarditis.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      Ha! Good one! He is starting the next chapter of his career, whatever death defying act that might be, we will wait and see. No doubt, he will be awarded the Nobel Prize, as suggested by someone up-thread.

  31. Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

    About a dozen or more years ago, JHK had quite a few good bits about the tattooed and the overgrown adult adolescents with their childish attire. Back in the Suburban Sprawl era. There was a great accompanying Crumb-ian graphic that included a tattooed obese man on a mobility scooter with a SuperBigGulp or equivalent in hand, scooting off stage left presumably into the near future

    It playfully teased at the underlying apprehension of our decaying environs. Our decaying society.

    Where is our present state and present populace taking us?

    Well, you can no longer see our obese friend on the graphic

    But we have arrived

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      I actually got a jolt of surprise these days when I see a young man or woman without tats.

      • MiddlePeninsula August 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

        I never got a tattoo because I didn’t want to help the police identify me. My son (God rest his soul) spent all his time and money tatting up. Never did understand it, but most of it was artistic. Not sure how it would have looked after twenty years.

        • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

          I’ve had young relatives spend $400 on a tattoo, afterwards tell me they were broke, and can I lend them any money?

          • benr August 27, 2022 at 8:43 am #

            My daughter told me at 17 she wanted a tattoo.
            I suggested if she could afford to get a tattoo, she could afford to pay her way through life.
            She got married and waited till she was 23 to get her first and only ugly tattoo.
            Both her friends have huge very ugly but well-defined tattoos.

            The worst are the fuzzy poorly drown and ugly ones.

          • Redneck Liberal August 28, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

            “poorly drowned”? What…just choking a bit? Spluttering from time to time?

          • benr August 29, 2022 at 8:09 am #

            drown should have been drawn.

  32. GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    I don’t know if anyone already mentioned this on the previous thread, but there’s a film coming out called My Son Hunter. Looks suitably gross. Laurence Fox as Laptop Lad.

    dailymotion.com/video/x8d9wdc

    Not sure who will get to see it. It’s hardly going to do the rounds of the multiplexes.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      This film is a product of Breitbart, available to stream and download beginning Sept. 7th. It looks quite entertaining.

      See mysonhunter.com

      Whoever they found to play Pres. Biden (John James) seems a lot more intense and coherent than the actual sitting president we have in real life. We should see if this actor is available for election in 2024.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

      I can imagine it already, GA: the endearing tale of a lovable jack-the-lad who pulls a few off a few questionable stunts, but whom every ends up rooting for (or with?). Except, of course, those stuffy old white supremacist conservative dudes. Thirty years ago, he would have been played by Hugh Grant or Michael J Fox.

      • GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

        I dunno, Hereward. From the trailer it looks quite realistic, although I doubt if they could go all the way with the depraved stuff or it would literally be a porn movie. Laurence Fox is the opposite of woke – probably why he got the gig.

        twitter.com/LozzaFox

    • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      Thanks for the news, GreenAlba. I’m gonna check it out.

  33. Paula D August 26, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

    Nice combo of outrage and hope this week, with a bonus call to courage.
    I like it.

  34. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s extensive private collection of art, valued at more than $1 billion, will be sold by Christie’s in what the auction house is calling the “largest and most exceptional art auction in history.”

    Anyone else here looking forward to doing some spirited bidding during this auction in order to add to their collections?

    • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

      Art collecting at that level is a form of money laundering. At any rate none of it matters to Paul Allen at this point, art, money, or his 400 ft. yacht.

      Speaking of great art, I haven’t heard much about Hunter Biden’s art career lately. It seems like he knocked off a bunch of great masterpieces in a short amount of time, sold them for $500,000 apiece to buyers unknown … and that was it.

  35. BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

    Not sure if anybody is paying attention to what’s going on in NYC the past week or so — Cabbie dragged out of his car and beaten to death, off duty police officer out jogging attacked and beaten, now on life support; yesterday, 78 year old Asian woman sucker punched and knocked to the ground, then relieved of her pocketbook. There is more, much more, but 3 things stand out. Number 1, this all happened in the middle of the day in public view. 2, female assailants were involved in all 3 assaults, 3, no firearms were employed, just raw strength. (Which shows gun control works in NYC) In the ‘hood, it’s not just the boys anymore, girls want to get in on the fun too.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      Well, I suppose we can chalk that up as another victory for equality, BRH.

  36. BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

    And one comment on the elderly lady who was punched from behind and sent sprawling on the pavement — at that age, once you’re punched you stay punched; she’ll never recover.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      All this while the cop they elected as mayor jabbers about kids and masks.

      Anybody else notice Michael Bloomberg has not said a word about the total destruction of the city he allegedly loved?

      • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        Well, if you go to his site, there are endless stories about White Supremacy, the EV revolution, Wind Turbines and Solar panels etc.

      • SW August 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

        I haven’t read any statistics in a while but at the beginning of the lockdowns, New Yorkers were leaving the city if they were financially able to flee. The city officials were worried they wouldn’t be back. People who can get out of high crime areas (or areas going in that direction) are running for their lives, with good reason.

        LA with its’ Soros funded DA is becoming more lawless and there was a fight in the city council when one of them wanted a law to restrict homeless encampments 500 yards away from — get this — schools. But some on the council said this was “criminalizing homelessness” so I guess your 6 year old just has to put up with it.

      • Rhett Dawson August 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

        “jabbers” Ha!

  37. Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

    I see where Mike Tyson is saying he was coerced into taking that vaxx, because if he can’t travel, his family can’t eat.

    If we ever have a reckoning for this atrocity, and we can’t go on without one, I would like to see Mike involved in dealing out a little “justice” to some of the perpetrators.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      They got Marvelous Marvin Hagler months ago.

      He was robbed so bad in Vegas.

  38. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

    From the recently released Affidavit in Support of Search Warrant on Trump:

    The NARA Referral stated that according to NARA’s White House Liaison Division Director, a preliminary review of the FIFTEEN BOXES indicated that they contained “newspapers, magazines, printed news articles, photos, miscellaneous print-outs, notes, presidential correspondence, personal and post-presidential records, and ‘a lot of classified records’>

    On February 18, 2022, the Archivist of the United States, chief administrator for NARA, stated in a letter to Congress’s Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney.

    Personal reactions:

    Maloney is full of bologna. Starting at page 9 of the document things start to look pretty heavily redacted, a lot of blackout boxes there! Wonder what they’re trying to hide?

    What about the items they seized that are protected under attorney-client privilege due to Trump’s ongoing lawsuits against Hillary and the government in general. All of that should have never been taken and should be returned immediately.

    • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

      Too late. It was shredded as soon as it got to government offices.

    • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:28 am #

      Well, it is beginning to look like the gubbermint is playing go fish and the Donald is again playing Chess.

      oann.com/mar-a-lago-affidavit-acknowledges-trump-admin-officials-claim-that-president-trump-previously-declassified-seized-docs/

  39. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

    You heard it here first folks, fears are growing over the outbreak of tomato flu, as more children test positive for the illness.

    Doctors say that its symptoms crossover with many other diseases, including flu and Covid.

    It’s been branded tomato flu due to the painful red blisters that erupt on a patient’s body.

    More than 100 children across the Indian subcontinent have been infected since the first case was noted on May 6, in Kerala.

    Tomato flu gained its name on the basis of the eruption of red and painful blisters throughout the body that gradually enlarge to the size of a tomato.

    The feverish symptoms are similar to dengue and chikungunya, which are both spread by mosquitoes in other parts of the world, including Asia. Blisters tend to appear on the hands, feet and buttocks.

  40. Jarek August 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    Before humanity can recover enough to begin to go after the perpetrators, they will hit us with another plandemic, this time a far more serious one, perhaps Smallpox or Spanish Flu. That’s how fights are won, after all – with a flurry of punches, never giving the victim time to regroup.

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

      Isn’t that what the vaccine is for?

      • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        Not everybody took it. And quite a few may have gotten a benign dose. You can’t just kill everyone as fast as possible, you know.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      Hey, Jarek, pandemics are so yesterday. Why wallow in virus when you can segue straight into World War 3 or The Sky is Falling Down Again?

  41. Jarek August 26, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.

    Thucydides

    Jarek: The college deferment from the draft was an even worse idea than the draft. It enabled a cowardly and evil elite get the lower classes to fight their wars for them. And of course, the treasonous intellectuals were paid off to justify their masters plans.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      Maybe that’s why they hated Nixon so much. He made the draft fair.

    • Q. Shtik August 26, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

      The college deferment from the draft was an even worse idea than the draft. – Jar

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

      As I have mentioned many times, Peter went to college in West VA for 3 semesters during which he ‘achieved’ a 1.25 GPA and was tossed out. That was in 1968. His purpose was to avoid the draft. Soon after being thrown out of Beckley College (he had already been thrown out of West VA Univ) he was drafted. He miserably flunked the military physical due to ultra high blood pressure and never had to serve. Too bad he didn’t know that he would flunk the physical. He could have saved himself the tuition money and the embarrassment of officially documenting the fact that he should never have attempted being a scholar.

      • Q. Shtik August 26, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

        the embarrassment of officially documenting the fact that he should never have attempted being a scholar. – Q.

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

        Peter continues to this day to tell people he has an associates degree in Marketing.

        • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:01 am #

          He’s an associate, one who associates with others in the Marketplace of Life.

    • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 10:48 pm #

      Wealthy men ducking war while sending the poor to fight is nothing new. John D. Rockefeller, Teddy Roosevelt’s father, and other rich men paid a fine during the Civil War rather than be conscripted. Poor men were drafted to serve as their “replacements.”. That’s where the phrase ” rich man’s war and poor man’s fight” comes from.

  42. Alexander Scipio August 26, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

    I find myself continually fascinated by those who refuse to grasp basic concepts and basic history, which, surprisingly, seems to include a lot of the commenters on this blog.

    Basic concept: Deterrence stops enemies. Deterrence is not a moral quest for some ill-defined or civilizationally-defined and thereby amorphous “justice.” It is destroying the enemy such that he knows he WILL be destroyed if he tries it again. If people know there will be no consequences for their actions, they will continue those actions. Which is how we got today’s FBI even after all their lies about FISA, about Hilary, about domestic terrorists they knew about but refused to stop – which is, oh.. ALL OF THEM in the past 20 years, how we got today’s CDC, IRS, CIA, NSA, etc.

    Basic history: Western Civ ROSE by killing its enemies, not by wandering around espousing “justice.” Our view of justice – which is OUR, monocultural view – is NOT shared by other cultures and exists BECAUSE WE WON. Because WE defeated ALL the competing cultures in our rise.

    Health analogy: When we get sick we destroy the germs. We stay healthy by destroying germs near, around and in us. The Western Body Politic is SICK. It will not survive unless its enemies are destroyed. Put another way – we ROSE when we destroyed our enemies. When we stopped destroying our enemies in the summer of ’45, we began to decline. That decline now is precipitous and it is BECAUSE we stopped destroying our enemies, IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

    What is “revenge?” It is destroying an enemy or two to ignite a sense of deterrence, which, we hope, will preclude our having to destroy more, later.

    The armchair warrior who insists on “justice” in this war is living in a fantasy world in which WE still run the world and OUR desires are everyone’s general desires, and no one really will argue with us once they understand. It’s the absurdity of “Hearts & Minds.” It is a fantasy based on living in the 1950s, after we’d bounced the rubble of every other major power, and were the only ones with a functioning and productive society.

    Those days are OVER. Revenge for killing millions is EXACTLY what is needed for our civilization – the protector of rights that exist ONLY in Western Civ (regardless of the inanity calling them “universal”) – to again rise, demonstrate seriousness, raise MEN again and be taken seriously by world powers.

    If you want this nonsense stopped, if you want Fauci to never again happen to America, revenge is EXACTLY what is needed; ONLY revenge can lead to deterrence.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

      The most feared enemy was always the one who would get you back, even if it hurt him worse.

    • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      Scipio Africanus was the enemy

      “I have come not to make war on the Romans but to aid the Romans against Rome” Hannibal Barca

    • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      fine by me, except for two realities we now face:

      1) the enemy is within the gates

      2) for republic, not empire

    • Woodchuck August 26, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

      Revenge on the “health care” industry and people like Fauci will accomplish absolutely nothing. If any of y’all were serious you’d quit supporting a criminal enterprise which is what today’s “health care” is all about. Just stop going to them, stop taking Big Pharma’s toxic products. Stop letting them cut on you with knives. All they know how to do is either cut, burn, or poison you. And after failing to heal you but taking all your money, they’ll tell you they did all that was possible.

      They are lying and profitting from our chickenshit cowardly behavior of running to pill peddlers every time a fart doesn’t sound right. This fraudulent industry requires something like 20% of our entire economy to function. At some point we’ll be forced to abandon “modern medicine” anyway because we won’t be able to afford it. Medicine is at the moment a rotting parasite attached to our throats. Once the host is gone the parasite will die with it.

  43. niner August 26, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

    Wow. Thank you, Mr. Kunstler, for that memorable and inspiring piece.

    I will read it again and again.

    Once again out in front, telling the truth and leading us, whatever we are.

    As to Fauci, they can’t let him live long after he leaves the safety of office. The hearings and the tort actions will keep him in the spotlight of official discovery and public fury.

    The villain must die to hide his secrets and keep him from naming his co-conspirators. And to save the Obama court appointees from further spotlight. See MagistrateBruce Reinhart.

  44. Amman August 26, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

    THE RECAP.

    Something ominously foul in the season of growing darkness.
    Death is in the air. This ain’t no foolin’ around
    – A calamity in plain sight. A harvest of medically induced death.

    Get this: the people are seeing it now, and talking about it
    A discovery of exactly what has gone on.

    The chief architect of this epic debacle, Dr. Anthony Fauci – “the next chapter of my career.” The medically-induced termination of life at large scale alongside effort to provoke the suicide of culture and nationhood.

    Institutions turned against us like flame-throwers.
    – The FBI might break down your door
    – Legislators set 87,000 new IRS agents on your asses.
    – The courts exist to protect The Party
    – Twitter and Facebook expunge as soon you hit “post.”
    You’ll be dead soon, anyway…

    There is another side of this life.
    The sore-beset public will take an inventory of what has been lost

    Now, everything is white hot.
    Soldier through. Be men and be women.

    An enterprise worth saving. A history worth defending. Believe it.

  45. sanspeur August 26, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

    The vast majority of Americans (99.99%) have the moral high ground over pedophile liars, that insures victory in the long run.

    • Woodchuck August 26, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

      99.99%?!

      Uh, no. Not even close.

  46. Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

    The thunder and the clouds have moved away, but now there is a persistent crow trying to impart something urgent.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

      Sounds like you are living a life right out of an Edgar Allan Poe novel.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

        I guess I am.

        • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

          Either that, Beryl, or your raven mad. See what I did there? Sorry, bad day at work.

          • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

            man, htw, crowing or craven?
            tgif

    • niner August 26, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      Lovely.

    • GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

      If you fancy a slightly different atmosphere, Beryl, from my living room I can hear some fireworks going off (it’s Edinburgh Festival month). Unfortunately, it’s been raining all day, and the streets are full of piles of rubbish because the bin men decided it was the best time to go on strike. It’s like the jolly 1970s, except that then I recall the striking council workers at one point included the gravediggers, so it took weeks to get your relatives buried (not a good time for that just now, given the ‘excess coincidence rate’).

      I haven’t been into town but it’s apparently horrendous. One street ice-cream seller, profiting from the Festival/Fringe, packed up, saying he couldn’t sell ice cream with such a smell around him. It’s the first Festival in two years and people have come from the other side of the world to walk through an urban midden.

      I’ve often wondered what we would do once the rubbish collection service fell apart. I wondered about community handcarts working in relay, so you’d only have to do a mile or so and hand it over to someone else, all the way to the tip! Not that there would be so much rubbish of course.

      In Ye Very Olde Days, the (nice) side of Princes St, below the castle, that accommodates the Castle Gardens and Waverley Station, contained the Nor’loch, into which everything from the Old Town drained – and I mean everything – sewage, cattle carcases (cows were kept in the tenements!), the lot. And, if you did something wicked enough, you could be judicially drowned in it.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

        So you are getting a sense of the old days?

        Didn’t Rod Stewart work as a gravedigger before he made it big in music?

        • GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

          Apparently so! And Sean Connery worked briefly as a coffin polisher (he’s better known for working as a milkman not far from here), so they could have got together.

  47. Soul Forensics August 26, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

    Medical malpractice, pre-“Covid”, was the third leading cause of death. It shouldn’t be too long before it’ll surpass cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    Movies have their Oscars, plays have their Tonys (Tony’s, ha ha!), salesmen their President’s Club winners: why not recognize our heroic doctors for public veneration?

    The Fauci Award — given each year to one physician who exemplifies grift, incompetence, insensitivity, cluelessness, and cowardice. The award itself could be shaped like a graphene spirochete with Fauci’s likeness staring through its interstices. Winner also gets to administrate and treat overflow diphtheria patients in an Ethiopian village for 6 months.

    • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      add in unprotected sex with ebola infected monkeys, and you might have something.

      oh wait, they want to marry the monkeys – did we include the wedding ring stipend?

    • Woodchuck August 26, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

      6 months? That’s much too long to have to supervise the winner of the Award. 5 minutes of the winner’s back being lashed with a cat ‘o nine tails would be plenty. Something similar to what disobedient British sailors might have recieved back in the day of sailing ships. A real whuppin’ that leaves memories you’ll never forget. I wonder how many of our self indulgent and pampered pussy wussy doctors would be up for something like that. Poor fellers would probably die on the spot, partly from fear.

    • malthuss August 26, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

      Medical malpractice, pre-“Covid”, was the third leading cause of death. It shouldn’t be too long before it’ll surpass cardiovascular disease and cancer.

      really?

      • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 12:06 am #

        Yep.

        Don’t go to a hospital unless you’re having a heart attack, or (maybe) to have your arm sewn back on.

        Involves general practitioners, too, though, mostly through misdiagnosis and/or wrong treatment, or untimely or missed diagnosis.

        • malthuss August 27, 2022 at 12:29 am #

          My arm got hot. I ignored it.
          It began to drip. it swelled.

          I went to hospital. Cellulitis. staph.

          nurses etc say ‘only come here if yr dying or a bone is sticking out.’

  48. DyersEve August 26, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    Best column in weeks JK. Brilliant prose and, yes, The Light will not be extinguished for The Light is from God and all this nonsense and corruption is of Satan and the score has been settled. Things are definitely simmering and almost nobody believes Their bullshit any more. Not even the assholes in the room.

  49. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

    Response to Tully’s post above about the Hollister, MO mobile home park buyout:

    That is all very sad, but what I learned from a New Yorker article a year or so back is that residents of these mobile home parks do not even own the land their “home” is parked on, they are essentially only renting it.

    This opened my eyes to the fact that this is the biggest scam around. The owners of the park know they have their residents coming and going. Yes, they still own their “trailer” homes, but what are they going to do with them when kicked off the property? These things are hardly mobile after they are anchored to the land for a number of decades.

    In sum, all very sad and unfortunately that another certain segment of the population gets screwed over in the end.

    • Jarek August 26, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

      You can sell the trailer to some other unfortunate.

    • tully August 26, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      You are correct, most are rentals, as is the case here. The lease agreement is flexible to allow the porch/deck/carport additions the home owner wishes to build. Lot rents are cheap, making these parks a decent option.I think this park has been there decades, since the sixties-seventies. People lease a lot, figuring anything that has been in place so long, will continue.

      A dangerous assumption these days. Not many areas have not caught the eyes of developers at this point.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        Remember Kelo v. New London? It gave me pause, in voting for Donald Trump for president, knowing that he was an admirer of that decision.

        Suzette Kelo owned her own home on her own lot, her own home which she had lovingly restored, only to have the government decide that eminent domain applied to transfer of property from the owner to private concerns.

        How many remember what corporation was ultimately going to make use of that property?

        • tully August 26, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

          My memory was foggy, so looked it up. Why am I not surprised a Pfizer plant kicked this off? Or that after the homes were bulldozed, the lot was vacant for 20 years? Well, occupied by weeds and feral cats. Pfizer eventually closed the plant, right before it’s tax breaks ended. Imagine that.

          In May some developer started construction on 100 apartments, and a 100 unit extended stay hotel. So homes owned by the residents finally get replaced with rental apartments.

          A win for big corporate rental outfits. A loss for everyone else.

          • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            The developer should meet some frontier justice.

    • Anthea August 26, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

      People who live in trailer parks are often there because they skipped out on utility bills in the past. In the trailer parks I’m familiar with, the renter pays their utility bills to the park owners, so they don’t need to get utilities in their own name. My impression is that the trailer parks gouge the residents on utilities.

      One thing a person can do, if they own the trailer and are renting the lot in the trailer park, is move the trailer to a piece of land they do own. These days, there are not many places where city or county codes will allow a person to set a trailer–though they do exist. Setting a trailer on raw land can get expensive, as you usually need to put in a trailer pad and a septic system, pay for water and electric hook-ups, and put in a culvert and drive. Banks will finance land purchases–with 25% down–but I don’t know how they feel about financing the improvements.

  50. tom clark August 26, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

    Sewing the seeds of discontent, Jimbo’s forte.

    Meanwhile, life goes on CFN, life goes on.

    Jimbo has enuf fodder in this crazy world to last a lifetime, or at least until he’s senile enuf not to be able to communicate w/ his minions anymore.

    Have a nice day.

    • Amman August 26, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      You mean the seeds of resistance, fodder-head..

    • Woodchuck August 26, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

      Sowing seeds of discontent? Discontent doesn’t need “seeding”. It’s already here. Except among certain people who believe all the propaganda and nonsense fed to them via television. As for you….

      have a bad day.

    • messianicdruid August 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

      3. One who is highly esteemed or favored; a darling.

      [ the feeling is mutual ]

    • benr August 27, 2022 at 8:48 am #

      One need only listen to resident in the Whitehouse Potatus Joe Biden to get a very bad case of discontent.

      The man is a moron.

      • Uncle Bob August 27, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

        Don’t insult morons by comparing them to that incoherent shitstain. Of course, I shouldn’t insult shitstains….

        He wants credit for doing what FDR wanted, which was to make America a socialist hellhole, er paradise. He promised to do as the WEF told him via John Kerry. Suddenly, he had money and the help of all kinds of people who previously considered him a racist old fart who had as much business running for any office as I have running a 100 meter sprint against Usain Bolt. However, his fealty gave the WEF a figurehead they could use to finish off America, while affording Biden a chance to be almost as important as he is arrogant. And boy, is he an arrogant bastard.

        • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:32 am #

          @UB

          I agree with you 100%.

  51. thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

    Don’t look now but Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNtech over the mRNA technology.

    You just love to see it.

    • GreenAlba August 26, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      So Moderna wants lots more credit for killing and maiming people …

      • Edge Lord August 26, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

        It’s not really work, it’s just the power to harm
        I’m still standing in your deltoid muscle
        But I never wave bye-bye
        But I try, I try
        Never gonna fall for

        Moderna Love

        • justanotherguy August 26, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

          nicely done el.

          tcl – and discovery should be ‘enlightening’.

          want to offer an over / under on the court putting proceedings under a gag order and sealing evidence?

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      It’s going to be an epic battle of the legal jesters. In the end one company will just end up disgorging a ton of money, the lawyers will all walk away with a big pay day to buy more mansions and luxury yachts with, and everyone on the corporate boards will swim in their piles of money whilst giving each other a hearty slap on the back, smoking cigars and swilling 150 year old scotch.

    • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

      Interesting.
      I saw an interview with Robert Malone in which he talked about when he developed the mRNA tech.
      He was a grad student at UCSD and worked at Scripps.
      So when he discovered the technique UCSD and Scripps got into an epic court battle over who owned his discovery.
      He said it was an eye-opening experience.
      Weirdly enough, it might have lead, all these many decades later, to his ability to turn against his entire career and repent.

  52. tom clark August 26, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    Semantics, Amman, semantics. And I am not a fodder-head. I’m a very good driver.

  53. tom clark August 26, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

    The study of law used to be a “noble profession”.

    My, how far we’ve fallen.

    • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      Nothing noble about it, the profession is currently inhabited only by sharks, swindlers, and ne’er-do-wells. Take a page out of the old Bard’s playbook: “First we need to kill all the lawyers.”

      • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

        Kill all the lawyers in order to take over society without any pushback.

    • niner August 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

      It was never noble. Sorry.

      e.g., Shakespeare.

  54. Kevvia Knack August 26, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

    Agree, Erik. It’s going to be a shitstorm in CA very soon. 2035 is right around the corner. Will be curious to see if Californians will be able to purchase ICE vehicles from other states and have them shipped to CA, but that too would be an added expense. Things are really unraveling left and right. So glad I’m Peak Oil Aware and not confused or taken aback by what’s happening, but I do feel an “ill wind”

    • Alexander Scipio August 26, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

      Doesn’t matter. Once ICE are outlawed, finding a gas station is gonna be tough. Tourist hit: Large. Gardener hit: Large. And they won’t be able to adjust their grid in time, so they’re all screwed. But they’re getting what they’ve been voting for. – From an ex-Californian who moved out with the fam in 2016.

      • cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        That’s what I was thinking too, why bother operating gas stations in CA once ICE’s are outlawed? There won’t be much of a market remaining for the fuel, except for niche users.

        Was reading an opinion piece comparing this whole electric car fiasco to a lemonade stand being forced to sell cranberry juice even though nobody wants that product, but they have to do it because their parents (read: government) are telling them to make this change in offerings.

    • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

      Aren’t gasoline powered chainsaws, lawn mowers, tractors, leaf blowers etc banned in Cal after 2024?

      • malthuss August 27, 2022 at 12:49 am #

        leaf blower banned in my town. law ignore. they use them.

    • PeteAtomic August 26, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

      The average price for an EV vehicle is $66,000.

      I plugged this into a car loan calculator, pretending your trade in was a used car worth 5K, and you were taking out this loan in California:

      Monthly Pay: $1,228.95
      Total Loan Amount $65,920.00
      Sale Tax $4,620.00
      Upfront Payment $0.00

      Total of 60 Loan Payments
      $73,736.87
      Total Loan Interest $7,816.87
      Total Cost (price, interest, tax, fees) $78,736.87

      Not many people can afford a monthly payment of over $1200 for a car.

      • PeteAtomic August 26, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

        The interest was today’s rate: 4.5%

      • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        $66,000 is for the sh#tbox, golf cart model, Pete. And trade in value for your gasoline powered car will most likely be 0.

        The Ford F-150 EV, marketed a year ago as an affordable electric truck, is now retailing for $92,000. Just last week Ford Motor Company raised the price $8,500.

        The upshot is none of this is realistic. One way or the other something’s gotta give.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 27, 2022 at 3:37 am #

          Please don’t overlook the lack, Jack, of any other highway to ride. It’s got no signs or dividin’ lines, and very few rules to guide.

        • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:32 am #

          Yes. I simply looked up the average cost. There are many EV cars that are much, much higher than 66K.

          On the other hand, if you wanna make great money selling used gasoline powered cars to everybody else but the millionaires in California who can afford new EV cars, this would be a good time.

      • Mike G August 27, 2022 at 6:56 am #

        Hunter Biden and Liz Warren can.

        EV are just another scam like solar panels and windmills. Another way to destroy humanity and depop. It is all about depop. The peasants are revolting.

    • Paula D August 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

      Why pass a law like this? As you point out, just closing gas stations would do the same th ing, without enraging the public. Well, they would be enraged, but hey! Market forces, dude. Can’t fight the market. It’s capitalism and capitalism is our god.
      Why publicize it now?
      I think they are turning up the pot so that even the dullest of frogs are noticing the boil.
      They want an enraged public to start offing politicians, the public face of the oiligarchs, so that that they can install an even more repressive police state, is what I think.

      • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        Good questions.

        Without meaningful increases to the electrical grid, millions of new EV vehicles will crash the power grid in California.

        So, to take their experiment to its logical conclusion: all types of grid problems occur. Brownouts, blackouts, rolling blackouts.

        You go to work every day like a good little drone. Maybe you have 2 or 3 jobs now, your car payment is over 1200 bucks alone! You plug in your EV every night.

        But there was a prolonged power outage last night. And the night before. So now your EV maybe has only 1/2 or 1/4 power in it that it needs.

        You can easily envision the problems here.

        • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

          Y’all got it all wrong with these fantasies.

          You’ll shut up, relocate, and figure out a way to get around with your new “flying pigeon”. Your old car will be sold and sent overseas to buyers in Asia. By flying pigeon I’m referring to the most popular bicycle model ever manufactured, the bike that chairman Mao decided would be the way China would get around. So many decades ago we’d see these pics of wide streets in China filled with thousands of people on bikes.

          There won’t be any other options aside from buses, trains, or motorbikes. It will be a new world here without acess to the private transportation we once had. Very likely, during the transition period from 4 wheels to two, people driving around on 4 wheels might find themselves assaulted and their vehicles either destroyed or taken from them by bandits.

          • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

            You’re probably right.

            Well, they’ll have to pry my cold dead hands off the steering wheel of my silver 07 Ford mustang.

            At least until I install a new throttle body in it lol

  55. Roundball Shaman August 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

    “Death is in the air…”

    Death is always in the air. The difference with our age today is that the balancing energy of Life that existed in prior eras seems to be missing. People today are sleepwalking through their days with blank looks on their faces and a countenance of death and defeat all around them.

    Our Nation has lived through tough times before. In some ways, much tougher than things are right now. But they had something that today’s hordes are lacking… toughness… pride… the desire to thrive despite whatever was thrown at them. People today wake up with a sense of defeat and by the time they go to bed that night that sense of defeat is ever deeper.

    “… the people who run things have made it happen in combined acts of wickedness and stupidity.”

    We are participating in a great social experiment: Take the very worst among us… give them high positions of great influence… and them turn them loose without oversight or the threat of suffering any consequences. And these are not exactly the elements to create great successes. Losers like…

    “… Dr. Anthony Fauci… has announced his exit from the scene ‘to pursue the next chapter of my career’.”

    And he is currently shopping now for his new wardrobe for his next gig. It is very, very, very, very hot where he is moving to. And so he needs a new wardrobe to accommodate his new steamy and filthy surroundings. But he has grifted ungodly amounts of fiat currency over his 50 years of dispensing Hell on Earth so money for him will not be a problem. Wonder what a single ice cube costs down there where he is headed. He will one day find out.

    “There is another side of this life, in case all that has got you demoralized. That is the side where human beings say things that comport with reality, where people mean what they say and use language as if it evolved to describe things and doings with some exactitude…”

    That side of Life could be found in America in the 1950s and early 1960s. Not all that long ago in terms of the totality of human history. Yet that seems as far away as the hopes and dreams you had as a kid that now are barely a distant memory in the stormy soup of your thoughts and grievances and anger.

    “You are brothers and sisters in an enterprise worth saving and you have a history worth defending.”

    Pride and a desire to live a good Life is not bestowed from without. It comes from within. It burns with white-hot intensity that nothing can extinguish… if you let it. Only you can put out that fire and only you can start it. You don’t need anyone’s permission. It is your birthright.

    We need to restart our fire within and find our lost agency and energy and power and strength and connection to the powerful Spirit that dwells all around us always.

    ‘You Will Own Nothing And You Will Like It…’ Screw that.

    ‘You Have All You Need Within You Always And They Can’t Ever Take It’…

    True that.

    • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

      Agreed about making the worst of our rulers: a Caligula in every Congress. Where ever you look, the leaders are the same identikit WEF creeps.

  56. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

    “An Ill Wind” ……Like breaking an ill “wind”? Makes me think of that scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where the old grandma thinks someone has broken wind when gifting them with their cat in a box.

    Keep eating those beans.

  57. tom clark August 26, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

    Odor in the courtroom, here kum da judge.

  58. thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

    Well, the A-Hole spoke in J-Hole and cratered US equities into the long weekend.

    Maybe that will wake some of the normies from their grilling and back-to-school slumber…

    • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:35 am #

      Doubtful.

  59. Islander August 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

    From my NYT email feed (I have no idea how I got on it!):

    “The pernicious myth of “maternal instinct” has warped our understanding of parenthood,” Chelsea Conaboy”

    “pernicious”??? Oh, my!

    And, I detect something odd in the name Chelsea Conaboy. MOre than one weird thing, actually. But for starters. I feel sorry for female people who ended up with the name Chelsea, or any other odd non-gender-specific names such as Taylor. But, maybe Conaboy is not a female person. Hmmmmmm

    I like names like Alice, Jane, etc.

    Fortunately, I ended up with a lovely traditional women’s name that I like.

  60. Agitatus August 26, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

    I’m starting to see health repercussions strike my compliant, pro-jab friends, all in their 60s & 70s. They have all had multiple bouts with “covid,” and they regularly express their puzzlement over the fact that I have not had so much as the sniffles in the past ~three years.

    One guy had a stroke (but it was a mild stroke!); another got word from his doctor that his problem “is not with his heart, thank God,” yet he still feels persistent numbness in his arms that the blames on sitting at the computer; his wife had some sort of “scare with her blood,” but the doctor assured her there was nothing to see here; another friend tells me he can’t drink booze or smoke reefer anymore because he gets a weird, tingling feeling going up the back of his neck into his head. I’m sure there are more stories, but I haven’t heard them—yet. (These are people who have remained my friends in spite of my being an outlier in our small town, but there are some who ostracized me and labeled me a dangerous extremist right-winger; those people can fuck off and die yesterday as far as I’m concerned.)

    It’s a relief that I convinced my wife not to get the boosters. We’re semi-retired (which means we did not reach our mid-60s with a million or more bucks in the bank, so toil we must to pad the SS pension) and she works part-time as a teacher in the local school, where, of course, she was required to get shot up, in her case with the nasty Moderna chemicals. So far, she’s had no obvious adverse reactions, but time will tell.

    Thanks for the great writings, JHK, and thanks to everyone for your contributions to this interesting forum.

  61. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

    This is where we have finally devolved to:

    Dixon Butts? Candidate endorsed by ‘your mother’? Joke Arizona political signs catching people’s attention

    w w w . fox5ny . com/news/joke-arizona-political-signs-spotted-in-phoenix-area

    • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

      Dixon Butts now, ill winds later. Bad juju!

      • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

        Better: Where Dixon Butts goes, an ill wind soon follows.

        Basic common sense, when you think about it.

        I could this Dixon Butts thing catching on nationally.

        • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

          I could see

        • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 1:32 am #

          Things go better with a Dickens Cider.

          • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 9:17 am #

            LOL! Took me a few seconds…

    • thirdcoastlegend August 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      Idiocracy was a documentary.

      “Welcome to Costco…I love you.”

      • farmgal August 28, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

        @TCL so damn true. Can’t you just see Big Mike (Moochelle) as President Camacho?

    • Uncle Bob August 28, 2022 at 3:23 am #

      I don’t wanna wake up, I’m an American kid, who doesn’t like reality so I do all I can to ignore it. Give me drugs and lies and video games cuz I’m am American kid.

      If they were gonna wake up, they would’ve done so years ago. They’d rather do anything than work for the common good because that involves work, and they’re just soooo stressed out by life that they can’t be bothered to even find a job. It’s just easier to sit on their asses and get money for nothing and their checks for free, so they do. And for the ones who work, it’s simply easier to be taxed to death and let “experts” handle everything than it is to be engaged in society. All that said, we’re obligated to keep ringing the bell in hopes somebody will listen, lest we be u shed for not doing our duty.

      • Uncle Bob August 28, 2022 at 3:24 am #

        Judged, not u shed. DYAC!!!

  62. Rowdypiglet August 26, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

    Great one this time, Mr. K.! You got into my heart and made my eyes prickle. You reminded me that we’re better than this. Thanks, I needed that.

  63. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

    Featured Headline:

    “President Joe Biden’s approval ratings are skyrocketing”

    Yes indeed, he has gained a whole 6 points. These are likely coming from the grifters that are direct recipients of the $400b college loan payoff. That and the 5 million illegals that are now settling in the DC Beltway and NYC thanks to our “immigration” policy.

    • malthuss August 27, 2022 at 12:22 am #

      lol….six points

      • BackRowHeckler August 27, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        Malthus WHO KILLED CHRISTA HELM?

        Was it Pauly Walnuts?

        Another Laurel Canyon tragedy.

        • elysianfield August 27, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          “WHO KILLED CHRISTA HELM?”

          BRH,
          It was Colonel Mustard….

          • elysianfield August 27, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

            …In the Pantry, with a feather duster….

  64. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

    A parting reference from Jim’s most recently posted podcast #362 with Sea Gypsy extraordinaire Ray Jason:

    “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.”
    –Steve McQueen

  65. Mike G August 26, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    Everything kinda went to shit after 1970. Nixon took us off the gold Standard, Congress started telling the auto industry how to make cars. Biden got elected. Yes after 1970 the Malaise started, the federal government cranked up it’s control. now it is progressing into a real shitshow, billions for ukraine, IRS audits for Americans. Cold showers and eating bugs.

    So now we are reduced to taking clot shots and dreams of a real insurrection, the cities against flyover. Malaise coming in the November steal.

    • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

      The 1973 ‘Gas Crisis’ didn’t help matters any either. It was a cold slap in the face — but people forgot about it soon enough.

      • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

        Funny how quick that came and went.

        I rode most of it out – literally – when I joined the Army in ’77. Lived right off post in Hawaii and rode a bike to work everyday. Those were the days!

        By 1980 the worst of it was over and cars were smaller and more efficient as well.

    • Uncle Bob August 28, 2022 at 3:31 am #

      Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972, with Time magazine comparing his family to the fun-loving Kennedys.

      The rot started well before Nixon. It really accelerated once JFK was shot, when LBJ started pushing socialism in earnest with all his programs.to destroy cities and families while also fighting a war to save the CIA’s name. Look where that road has taken us.

  66. cowbell81 August 26, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

    Appropriately enough, looks like the Mall of America is becoming representative of what America has become at large. Wouldn’t be surprised if the whole mall is vacated and bulldozed at some time in the near future. Here’s a thought, use it as housing for all the illegals that are being shipped in!

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A man with a long gun was arrested at the Mall of America on Friday in what mall officials said was an armed robbery attempt, just three weeks after the mall was locked down after shots were fired near a store.

    The mall said in a statement that security “immediately became aware of the situation” and arrested the man without incident. It said the mall wasn’t locked down because the arrest was immediate.

    The statement referred questions to Bloomington police, who didn’t immediately reply to a phone message seeking further information.

    The Star Tribune reported that one of its photo editors, Kevin Martin, was at the mall and saw police arrest a man and take a long gun that appeared to be a rifle.

    “They were all over him,” Martin told the newspaper. “I don’t know how they found him or if he walked in with it in plain view.”

    Police and mall security escorted the man away. Martin said there was no lockdown alert and no shoppers fled in panic.

    The incident came after the mall was locked down Aug. 4 when a man fired shots in front of a Nike store following a fight. No one was injured in that shooting. Two people were later arrested in the case.

    • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

      I guess I’m just surprised they still have stores. I thought all that mall real estate had been turned over to Community Colleges and geezer walkers.

      Maybe minimum security prisons or FEMA camps for the vaxx refuseniks in the future?

      • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

        community colleges

    • KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 2:05 am #

      What the fuck is a long gun ?

      Does it come with a ramrod and extra flints ?

      You got Q shtik busting my chops supposedly over grammar ,

      Meanwhile they are paying people , presumably above minimum wage , to write totally sloppy shit.

      • Alzaebo August 27, 2022 at 6:34 am #

        aka a rifle
        As they’re called in Canada

        • Alzaebo August 27, 2022 at 6:35 am #

          You know, like my snub-nosed AK47

      • benr August 27, 2022 at 8:53 am #

        Yeah, long gun is actually a thing and more cogent than the misnomer of Assault rifle.

  67. Shrubrake August 26, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

    Jim, I wish I had your optimism about justice being served and civility being reactivated. I will not try to dissuade you from it (so you will keep writing!).

  68. Fireside Chats August 26, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

    My guess is that no one in govt or pharma will be held accountable for obvious crimes.

    Brace for a large-scale distraction instead. Maybe an “alien” invasion? Or something else?

    The controllers have to begin moving the masses in a more overtly “otherworldly”/”religious” direction if they are going to crown their phony savior Antichrist … which may still be yrs away … but that is where this chaos is headed.

    • Disaffected August 26, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

      Yes! A made for TV alien invasion followed by an alien contagion pandemic would be a very nice touch. That would really keep the butts firmly planted in their seats during the next lockdown. CGI has advanced to the point where it would very hard to discern the truth and the skeptics would all be dismissed as conspiracy nuts, just like now.

      I can definitely imagine something like this in the very near future. It’s certainly no crazier than imaginary viruses and magic vaxxes.

      • messianicdruid August 26, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        A clone of the Kandahar Giant would not require any CGI.

  69. Jo-G August 26, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

    ‘I think the job title is: defendant.”
    What should happen but probably not.

    ‘Your purblind legislators just set 87,000 new IRS agents on your asses, as if that was any sort of a good idea”

    It is a good idea when the people who vote for you don’t pay taxes and the people who vote for your opposition do.

    “We’ve heard ad nauseam that the Washington DC insiders, the denizens of that demi-mythic Deep State in the wealthiest metro area of all the land, look down on the rest of America.’

    Not just insiders. When I first moved there it shocked me how low-level nobodies in the bureocracy and NGOs were always sneering about normal people who do things. It seemed like the more over-paid the nobody the more obnoxious he or she was about using negative language to describe working class people.

    “…these days it’s hard to imagine that side of life, but it’s actually still there, waiting to be reanimated.” I hope it happens in my lifetime. If we don’t actively cultivate that side of life it won’t happen.

  70. mitchellc August 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

    Another fine essay by jhk. As an influencer, it’s important to be able to clearly explain what is happening for those searching for answers.

    Perhaps thats why theyre wandering by; it seems attention is finally being directed towards larger macro issues that are driving “retail” news & events. (Eg WMD, covid/Vax, Ukraine and now the big push over AGW.)

    So, once again I must ask, what is the alternative to the WEF program in the face of epoch ending constraints that include overshoot, depletion and degradation?

    The basic fact is the bald ape has exceeded the limits of his biosphere, with guaranteed outcomes replicated countless times in scientific experiments that test the same Big 3 on laboratory animals.

    Full acceptance means there’s no way out. So the debate is really about who will be the controllong agent: you, a state sponsored jack booted thug forcing you to eat a shit sandwich, or a wild mob burning and looting as it nears your enclave.

    Wishing for justice or a return to some past era isn’t an option; that ship has sailed. At this point, power loss only comes from total system failure. That’s why the DS is riding high – they either win or a loss for them includes everyone else as well.

    • gustafson.robert.22 August 26, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

      Conscious, collective global degrowth and population-reduction is the alternative.

      And by the way, I have yet to see anything but very marginal “successes” (although I’m horrified and disgusted by methods used in the covid vaccine program obviously) in the WEF’s supposed “depopulation program.”

      • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 1:42 am #

        Good post, gus.

        Also, these are two mitch quotes from above:

        “Another fine essay by jhk.”

        and ….

        “Wishing for justice or a return to some past era isn’t an option; that ship has sailed.”

        He apparently is unaware of the blatant contradiction.

    • Slugoon August 27, 2022 at 5:28 am #

      What is the alternative to the WEF programme?

      I think you have already outlined the two possible controlling agents (discount ‘you’) although the latter assumes one is not part of the wild mob doing the burning, looting. (And therefore winning, in evolutionary terms!)

      What do lions and hyenas do when antelope and/or territory starts running short on the plains? Do they co-operate in a noble attempt to distribute what remains in a fair and equitable manner? (Is that even possible given animal nature?) Or do they become the wild mob?

      The only way to prevent any one faction, country or bloc becoming ‘the mob’ is to control all of them, or better still, eliminate them.

      Does that explain the push for open borders, mass migration, the stamping out of nationalism/populism, the increasing police/surveillance state, the demonisation of any identifiable group (from Canadian truckers to Dutch farmers to ‘white supremacists’), global NGOs, QR codes, ‘vaccine’ passes, and so on?

      Do you want to be ‘controlled’? That’s not how nature (nor perhaps human nature) deals with shortages.

      The global leaders are obviously well aware of the problems we face in terms of overshoot, depletion and degradation but they are surely eyeing each other with suspicion. China, Russia, USA, the East, the West, the EU, BRICS… Will it be co-operation, or last man standing?

      • Islander August 27, 2022 at 7:38 am #

        Well said, Slugoon.

        I hope I can get into Shackleton’s boat.

      • Night Owl August 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

        Most things I have read or heard, including the hours of discussion over at the German CA, point toward the Great Reset simply being the culmination of a very long-term plan to creat a one-world system.

        All the stories spun around resource depletion, overpopulation, etc., are all over the map and never made much sense. They appeal to many who were formally educated however, as these ideas have been promoted for quite some time.

        It is just another Big Lie, IMO.

    • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      “As an influencer”

      Or, Thought Leader

      ha ha ha

      smh

  71. econojames August 26, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

    Thank you, Jim. Your encouragement amidst the derangement is what keeps me coming here.

  72. KesaAnna August 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

    @ Woodchuck

    Saint Dolly Parton ?

    I think Dollywood says more about her in the present , than something she writes about the good old days she has no intention of returning to.

    Dollywood is a prime example of gentrification to the max.

    First , it is surrounded by suburbs , hotels , and condos only very affluent out – of – stateers could afford.

    If you find any blue collar natives living within 20 miles of Dollywood it must be because they are grandfathered – in ,

    and soon to be pushed out on some pretext or other I’ll bet.

    I reckon the average job at Dollywood pays at most 3 dollars above minimum wage.

    Given what I wrote above , I can’t imagine who would work at Dollywood for at most 3 dollars above minimum wage with a 45 to an hour commute one – way.

    I would guess then that most of the employees are 20 – somethings for whom wages – versus – commute times aren’t really an issue.

    Dollywood is an amusement park , at least 50 times more expensive than an amusement park need be.

    Rather like a casino in that regard ; Casinos are for rich people , or for poor people headed for a really bad ending because they can’t remotely afford that shit.

    My recommendation to folks is that if they want carousels , tilt – a – whirls , and bad souvenirs , they wait until autumn when the county carnivals come around.

    Except for roller-coasters , which carnivals often don’t have , it’s the same thing , only at least 50% cheaper.

    Most carnivals are Florida – based , out – of – state outfits ,

    So , yeah , with a carnival , your money is going out of state , to questionable types.

    But the same is true of Dollywood it seems to me.

    Of course I’m in the minority ; most seem to think she’s Saint Dolly Parton.

    But then most seem to worship wealth for its own sake ,

    Don’t really ask , except superficially , ” What good does billion dollar Dollywood- for – the – well – heeled do for the natives of East Tennessee / Appalachia? ”

    Dollywood strikes me as an American equivalent of Pyongyang, North Korea ;

    An impressive facade ment to draw attention away from what is the reality for a large portion of the natives.

    There’s a replica in Dollywood of the house Dolly Parton grew up in.

    You won’t find bloody sewing needles and bloody thread on the kitchen table , a kerosene blackened walls and ceiling, or chicken shit on the frount porch , though.

    It’s like a Wizard of Oz representation of poverty / presentation of populism.

    Hey , I have nothing against anyone paying the grocery bill anyway they can.

    But I rather doubt American culture will even begin to dig itself out of the hole it is in by taking its sermons from millionaire entertainers.

    • malthuss August 27, 2022 at 12:24 am #

      wow

      I knew someone who met Dolly thru her hairdresser and said she was okay.

      • KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 1:32 am #

        Everybody I ever met who met her said the same.

        But what’s an OK person ?

        One reason I originally held Christianity in such low regard was that I figured that even if , say , 25% of the population was OK ,

        Then for God to become flesh and get himself nailed to a tree is an overwhelmingly extreme and totally unreasonable thing to do.

        Either our Lord and Savior is himself anything but OK,

        Or not even 25% of the population is even close to being OK.

        I reckon if we ever acquire the power to literally read minds then the result will either be –

        – Armageddon and extinction.

        – or Utopia.

        Because my bet is if we ever acquired the power to read minds we would be faced unavoidably with evidence that nobody is OK.

        My bet after that would be Armageddon.

        Scapegoating serves a practical purpose.

        — I said , ” practical purpose ” . I did not say a moral or a just purpose.

        Anyway , maybe Dolly Parton was dirt poor , remembers it , and to some degree acts as if she still remembers it.

        But I think it naive , or evasive , to think millions of dollars wouldn’t turn someone’s head.

        What’s just one million dollars anyway ?

        More money than 80% ( ? ) of the world’s population will see in an entire lifetime.

        I reckon that to think that wouldn’t turn someone’s head is like thinking a person could indulge a 500 dollar a day cocaine regimen without negative effect.

        Maybe even possible, but extremely unlikely.

        • messianicdruid August 27, 2022 at 7:01 am #

          “…God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.”

          He believes in us. [ potential ]

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

        Dolly massively pushed the vaxx.

        • Hereward the Woke September 1, 2022 at 10:14 am #

          Yep. Another check mark in the “character fail” tick box of a public figure.

    • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      I brought up her story because I grew up in the next county over from Sevierville. I lived in a small town suburb and didn’t encounter very often people who lived like the Partons way back in the hollers until I began working summers as a young teen helper on building material delivery trucks. Still too young to be the driver. This was way back to the early 60’s. I’d be sitting in the cab watching the magnificent high country of the Smoky Mtns scrolling by on the windshield. Before long we’re off pavement and trucking around a mile or so on a gravel road and arrive at a few ramshackle unpainted houses, with many junk cars and a couple of tractors. Also chickens and dogs running around, a small barn in back where they’ve got tobacco hanging, and some real working outhouses. Bona fide genuine hillbillies, not the cartoon versions you’ll see at Dollywood. This particular self sufficient culture has dissappeared, and Dolly won’t be going back there willingly any more than my daughters will. What’s replaced it isn’t good and is a bunch of crap culture.

      I used to motorcycle in Wear’s Cove a lot back in the early 70’s. It’s a cartoon tourist trap now, but back then it was the real thing. It was working farms and a small community area with a church, a small grocery/gas station, and that was it. The area was postcard perfect once upon a time, we’d deliver lumber to farmers in the area. Real farmers, not cartoon farmers. Now the entire area is smeared with vacation cabins and tourist entertainment. All ruined, all destroyed, and all the while we’re being gaslighted here as to just what a wonderful thing all the development has been. It seems that even God is pissed about what’s been done in the area, and twice in recent years He’s hit ’em with devastating fires that burn all the vacation crap down.

    • farmgal August 28, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      @Keesa – couldn’t determine if you have been to Dollywood or not. My husband is from that area and tells stories of how Dolly’s family would come to the courthouse in Sevier County and sing for pennies. Seems as if they were all talented. This was a very poor area of Appalachia. Husband’s mother was about as hillbilly as they come, but good people. His grandfather worked for the WPA and built all the rock walls in the Smokies national park.

      I don’t know about you but if I was born poor as hell and I had a chance to make mega bucks I would say fuck everybody. The people who go to places like this don’t give a damn about some high and mighty principles. They just want to have a little fun with the family so it can’t be too expensive. Having been in, around and through this area more times than I care to county it’s not ritzy or unaffordable.

  73. MaryQueen August 26, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

    Thanks for today’s fine essay, James. I wish I could share your optimism.

    They are ramping up the forced vaxx everywhere – the scourge is not stopping. Just read CJ Hopkin’s piece on how bad it is in Germany; and now US won’t allow people (except illegal immigrants) into the country without getting jabbed.

    So we are nowhere near an end to this much less accountability, from what I see.

    • KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 1:44 am #

      For awhile I was actually taken in by American propaganda.

      Then one day I realized;

      You do have a choice.

      You can say no.

      Then you wind up broke .

      Then you get busted for vagrancy.

      THEN you go to a concentration camp.

      My guess is that behind the facade , most North Korean’s know their propaganda is total bullshit.

      But in America , you’ll have folks lined up around the block , and on out of town , to swear that you deserve a concentration camp , and they actually believe it.

      • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 10:11 am #

        It all plays on attribution bias – the tendency to attribute life’s successes or failures to an individual’s inborn characteristics. A certain number of people will be successful in any system, and they of course will attribute their success to their own personality, talents, willingness to work hard, etc. Others who were not quite so successful will do likewise and work and study harder to become part of the exceptional group, although some will also soon fail trying. Those who fail, will conversely be labeled as inferior, an attribution that will increase over time if they don’t better they’re lot, leading us to where we are now. A small number of hyper-winners who view themselves as vastly superior to the rest, who now want to get rid of the rest altogether and keep their stuff for themselves, which makes perfect sense when you view it from their perspective. After all, they ARE superior and you and I ARE inferior, so why shouldn’t they have it all? It’s basically social Darwinism taken to its logical conclusion.

        • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 10:18 am #

          The really juicy part of this whole mindset is when those who viewed themselves and/or their “team” as superior for their entire lives suddenly become confronted by the fact that that’s no longer true, and in Americans’ case, was almost certainly a lie all along. That’s when the mass cognitive dissonance and mental breakdowns kick into high gear and the society itself begins to tear apart at the seams, just as we’re seeing now. Add in the fact that our globalist leaders – no longer loyal to their country whatsoever – seem to be all too aware of these facts and are in fact amplifying the effects at every turn with their actions, and you’ve got a nuclear powder keg ready to blow.

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

        Didn’t you get the jab, though?

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        And yeah, suddenly ‘freedom’ to people is the freedom not to be infected by others – lol. Mass insanity.

      • Woodchuck August 28, 2022 at 1:59 am #

        In America we believe whatever we were taught in school and in whatever appears on our tv sets. School long ago crushed whatever natural curiosity we had about the world and wasted most of our time. That leaves us uneducated and ignorant going all the way up to the PhD levels. That’s why we have idiots with MD’s giving us deadly treatments. And lawyers with JD’s totally wrecking our country.

  74. avianthro August 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

    Yes, Jim, things are royally screwed-up at the moment, but it’s not the first time in US history, is it?

    The thing to keep in mind is that Fauci and the rest of his gang truly (at least I’ll bet on it) believed they were doing the right things but just not doing them hard enough or quite right enough. A lot of the sheeple believe that too and will continue to do so. Percentages? Who really knows?

    Yes, heads should roll for the botched covid policies. I’m not sure though who would be brave-foolish enough if those heads roll, to take on the responsibility they had. Are we going to have to give Fauci the benefit of the doubt as to his intentions being good? And, seeing that the root of covid (and its vaccines too) lies in the development of new biotechs, esp. genetic engineering, is there any real hope to put that genie back in the bottle? Lots of folks-big investors (the brains who really run our economy) along with a lot of the sheeple (who are only looking to live and enjoy their opiates) are enthralled with that tech and think it’s the right stuff to do as well.

    Ditto on all the other crazy, fool-headed BS that the government has been doing as it’s been out of power balance for a while…Democrats too powerful and naturally becoming corrupt and stupid. Maybe the wind is blowing for that to change. Maybe in November the Repubs’ turn will come to be overly powerful and do their own stupidities and corruption. Such is the way our duopoly plutocratic system runs…like an engine with its crankshaft out of balance.

    • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:17 am #

      Pfizer documents list the dozens of symptoms and conditions people have come down with. They knew what they were about. It’s too much for you to deal with, right? You can’t imagine people this evil.

      • KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 1:07 am #

        I can imagine people this evil.

        The trouble is I’m likewise certain that the human mind is capable of justifying pretty much anything.

    • Islander August 27, 2022 at 7:40 am #

      “he thing to keep in mind is that Fauci and the rest of his gang truly (at least I’ll bet on it) believed they were doing the right things”

      Wow, what are you smoking?

      This comment sounds to me to rest of a major lack of information.

    • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      I take your view is to expect more of the same old same old situation. And while this is going on, people everywhere still use the word “democracy” in reverent tones, as if they are referring to something sacred and everlasting. Unfortunately due to internal design flaws, republics only last an average of 250 years before they fail due to complete lack of leadership. The system breaks down to the point that only completely incompetent people get their hands on the levers of government, and so the ship of state winds up on the rocks with the people fleeing and trying to make it to a beach somewhere. It happened to the Soviet Union, and it will likely happen to the United States empire as well. After the dollar is tossed into the rubbish bin by the rest of the planet, we’ll have to make it on our own here without being able to punder other nations to support our “lifestyle”. One possible outcome is there will be so much commotion, blaming, and finger wagging over the dead dollar that the USA will break up into individual states or confederations of states. Russia and China can then go on about their business and greatly reduce their military spending and focus it more on bread and circuses for their citizens. Happy citizens are less likely to cause problems and wars.

  75. tom clark August 27, 2022 at 12:01 am #

    Malls are dangerous places…don’t go there.

    If you really want to have fun, go to the MN State Fair. Perfectly safe (burp) and you might even get your pic on the TV…you be a star, baby!

    • malthuss August 27, 2022 at 12:25 am #

      avoid free events that attract teens.

      • KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 1:51 am #

        My theory is that at least some of them might be a bit better behaved if their genuine loved ones could have busted them across the mouth once in awhile.

        But the folks who are not their genuine loved ones voted that to be child abuse ,

        Predicated on the theory that with child abuse criminalized , the result would be a more civil population.

        My bet would be don’t hold your breath waiting for that greater civility.

        • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          No shit! I broke up with a woman a long while back because she wouldn’t properly discipline her evil spawn. Little conniving monsters, they were. Europeans back in the day were known to bemoan American tourists bringing their little brats out in public. I suppose these days the Euros are largely the same way.

          I’m old enough to remember my parents’ stern admonition, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard in public!” as well. It was good advice.

          • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            The ill behaved brats are the spawn of suburban living and of public school systems run by utter idiots. I’ve had experiences with home schooled farm kids and they were orders of magnitude more responsible and well behaved than their suburban peers. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. Kids will be far better behaved during the Long Emergency. By age 16, they will be fully developed adults ready to seek their fortunes.

            Like an ancient distant relative of mine who over a century ago left home at age 15 to seek his fortune in a big northern city – not because he’d had a falling out with his parents but because he’d grown up! His parents raised him in a machine shop, and he already had a lot of skills under his belt. After working in a factory up north for a few years, he was able to eventually build his own factory and had some good success with his own enterprise. Try that at age 15 today – impossible! Today’s 15 year old is on par with last century’s 6 year old.

          • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

            I think you’re on to something there. This extended childhood we grant our children these days is probably the root of the problem. Wanna teach responsibility? GIVE THEM responsibility and hold them to it as early as possible. Most kids will probably surprise us in that regard.

            Kinda like training a dog. You don’t wait until they’re grown and have developed all kinds of bad habits before training them. Do it early and they won’t have all that bad stuff to unlearn in the first place.

          • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

            When one of my daughters was in her early twenties, she told me that when parents don’t expect their kids to contribute to the household by sharing the work and responsibility, the message they are sending to their kids is:

            You are not important.
            You can’t do anything of value.
            I don’t need you.
            I don’t trust you.

    • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 1:50 am #

      A few years ago you said that St. Paul was safe. What could’ve possibly changed?

      /sarc

      • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        St. Paul and Minneapolis are very different cities actually even though they are immediately next to each other.

        If you google images of their skylines, it is pretty evident.

        St. Paul is largely neighborhood oriented with big old trees, many large boulevards, old established Mexican, Irish, and Hmong neighborhoods. Great restaurants and neighborhood bars. It’s a pretty quiet town overall.

        Minneapolis is loud, busy, congested, and crime ridden with a lot with the majority of the black population of the entire state living in its run down & decrepit neighborhoods. It is like most other urban areas in the US. You could literally swap out any one of these populations with each other in the nation, and they’d continue on with their existences without missing a beat: Same corporations, same chain stores/restaurants, same everything.

        • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          So you admit that Blacks aren’t like other peoples. Not that the Hmong and Mexicans belong here either, of course.

          • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            Herr Janos,

            I lived in an all black neighborhood for a couple of years, in a large US urban area.

            A man knifed his two children to death across the street. There were a group of men standing together at the neighborhood convenience store Beatings, gang warfare, gun shots, and all manner of uncivility was the normal everyday situation.

            One night, an enormous 6″5 300lb black man walked into my kitchen, in my 3rd floor apartment, from an outdoor back entrance. He was “looking for his mother.” LOL

            That’s what he said when I had my 14 inch Cold Steel Trail Master out unsheathed and told him to get the “fuck out of here, bud” LOL

            Black American culture is completely different than mine. And most blacks have different personalities/interests than me. So. I can’t say about Mexicans or Hmong people.

          • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

            “There were a group of men standing together at the neighborhood convenience store…selling drugs every day.”

    • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      I’ve never been to our state fair. I think it’s in Falcon Heights this year. I’d have to starve myself for a couple weeks before attending so my system could manage the pancreatitis.

  76. KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 2:30 am #

    @ Anthea

    I utterly loathe acronyms myself.

    Pabst Blue Ribbon is the only American beer I can stand , but I never heard of that acronym.

    You never get any legitimate criticism of grammar on CFN .

    But I never hear any legitimate talk about plumbing on CFN either.

    I hate plumbing work because at least one third of the time plumbing means crawling along in shit in a dark crawl space.

    A crawl space isn’t really a practical place to wear a helmet , but it’s that , or really hug the ground , which means your face a foot or two above a puddle of shit.

    Because with many houses being too liberal in rising might mean impaling your skull on the business end of a nail that has been rusting in shit for 20 + years.

    And you can meet all sorts of insects and other creatures in the dark crawl space under a house.

    What sort of insect or other creature hangs around in dark crawl spaces above a puddle of shit ?

    No insect or creature you would want to meet !

    And you certainly wouldn’t want to meet them while on your belly , in the dark , with rusty nails just above you.

    If I had my way , it would be plumbers who got the Order of Lenin.

    Plumber is a real job.

    • benr August 27, 2022 at 9:01 am #

      I worked as an electrician and had to deal with black widows, tarantulas, cockroaches and rattlesnake infested crawl spaces, but the worst was a 140-degree attic with forty years of pidgin crap and dead birds in it.
      Back then there was no wimpy face masks to protect you from inhaling fiberglass and other assorted nasty crap and it was not uncommon to pop a zit and have a pin shard of insulation pop out of it.

    • Islander August 27, 2022 at 9:57 am #

      Plumbers use head lamps in crawl spaces.

      • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        I would never make a plumber. Not for the technical side of things, but for the claustrophobia of crawl spaces (I’m the same with heights). Not that the shit appeals either, obviously, but that’s less psychological.

        Even a session a few months back in an MRI machine was as much as I could cope with, and what could be cleaner than that? But you’re inside a tube and you’re dependent on someone else to get you out of it. I thought I’d be fine. Kept my eyes closed a lot of the time and silently said rational things to myself. But in the end the irrational took over and 30 minutes in I pressed the panic button, which got me out but messed up a couple of images, at which point the operator (no idea what an MRI person’s title is) said she might have to call me back a second time because you can only administer the stuff they inject into you once at a time. Heartsink. Thankfully that didn’t happen.

        Headlamp or not, I will never be any good at crawl spaces, tubes, hiding in coffins* or anything like that. Same for rope bridges, I have been up many a spiral staircase in old castles and cathedrals and didn’t much like either the ascent or the descent there either.

        *Sean Connery allegedly slept in a coffin for a few nights, due to lack of alternative accommodation, when he was briefly employed as a coffin polisher!

        • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          The very best spiral staircase experience I’ve ever had was at the cathedral in Ulm Germany. One of the most incredible buildings I’ve ever experienced.

          I have reverse claustrophobia, I feel wonderful in confined spaces and get vertigo and fear if I’m in exposed places like cliff edges where I can look down into open space – I start feeling like something is pulling me down into that vast open space.

          As a child I used to explore my grandma’s old victorian mansion with my cousins, and we’d look for places we called “cubby holes”. Places a four year old could get into easily but adults couldn’t follow as well. Neat places to hide and with a bit of headroom and where you knew no adults could possibly find you as long as you remained quiet. The only problems us kids had were the same ones that affect plumbers – spiders in the basement and wasps in the attic. For some reason I react badly to spiders crawling around on my skin. The worst is when your face goes right through a spider web, you have sticky spider goo on your face, and you can feel the spider crawling around on your nose.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

            I’ve been up to the top of the Frankfurter Dom, on a very hot day and carrying a supermarket bag with an extremely heavy watermelon in it, which felt like a ball and chain. Don’t know how that compares to Ulm!

            I think that, if you’re at all inclined to either claustrophobia or vertigo, both get worse as you get older. If you live in Victorian accommodation with high ceilings, that can even make painting a challenge. 🙂

          • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

            I was curious about Ulm cathedral and looked it up. It seems it’s a part of European heritage that some Germans are currently pissing on. You’d think it would be just the guys doing this, but women are apparently dropping panties and doing it too! From wikipedia:

            “The church is currently dealing with problems caused by large numbers of men and women urinating around the structure. In addition to the health issues this presents, acids and salts in the urine are degrading the sandstone foundation of the Münster.[6] Church officials say that festivals and events in the adjacent Münsterplatz draw large numbers of people to the area, but event organizers do not provide sufficient free toilets.[7] After costly repairs to the structure, church leaders pressed city officials to increase patrols and fines, but these have failed to stop offenders.”

        • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          Elderly Orthodox monks sleep in the coffins they will be buried in as a meditation on death. Since you dislike the idea so intensely, that means you should do it as well.

          • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            sleep in the coffins they will be buried in – Jarek

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

            As you will recall from a comment I wrote many years ago, my first project right after I retired (that was Feb 2006) was to build my own coffin. It’s very cool. When the lid is opened it looks just like a pool table, complete with high grade green table cloth, a pool cue and tip chalk.

            It sits in the corner of my basement awaiting my demise. I have never tried sleeping in it but maybe I should. It would really piss off my wife who already thinks I’m nuts for having built it.

          • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

            You are definitely a unique individual, Q. I’ll give you that.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Do they sleep in it with the lid on? That would be a bit too Fall of the House of Usher or The Vanishing* for me.

            I don’t have any problem meditating on death from where I’m sitting. And I won’t have any problem being in a coffin when I’m no longer conscious. They’re a lot less scary anyway now that they’re mostly wicker and not solid wood. Just like a Moses basket with extra angles really. 🙂

            *The original Belgian version, not the ridiculous Hollywood, happy-ending version with Jodie Foster.

          • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            Y’all need to get on netflix or something and watch a 1962 movie called “The Premature Burial”. No special effects much back then but it sure creeped me out bad when I saw it as a child. I experienced a number of bad nightmares from the flick. If ya like coffins, mausoleums, and graveyards at night this is the movie for you.

        • Night Owl August 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

          I have an on and off problem with heights. One of the worst cases involved St.Paul’s London. Went up to the Whispering Gallerey and sat down near the back. Could not go near the hole in the center, and felt like I was being pulled into a vortex. Nearly had a panic attack. Had to sit there in that state waiting for the wife for about 20 mins.

          One other event was at a lighthouse in France. It had a staircase built into the interior walls and it made its way concentrically up to the top. After climbing about two flights, I felt like I was going to throw up. Since everything to the left of me was just open space (was very large inside as well) and you could look down to where you came in, I had a constant feeling that I was again, being pulled to the center and I could hardly move.

          Horrible.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

            I’ve never been to St Paul’s so I looked for some images of the Whispering Gallery, and the first one that came up was this:

            news.sky.com/story/woman-dies-in-st-pauls-cathedral-after-100ft-fall-from-whispering-gallery-11076619

            ‘Woman dies in St Paul’s Cathedral after 100ft fall from Whispering Gallery.’ Yikes!

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

            I also don’t feel like I have a fear of heights, but I do get vertigo. I don’t believe the 2 are the same thing.

            Some big spaces make me dizzy. And as a kid I’d go right to the edge of a cliff but now, not so much. However, I was fine at the top of the John Hancock Center and the Sears tower. ALthough I was not comfy in the elevators going up there.

    • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Kesa

      You might like this ‘statue’ I saw in Bratislava. Not quite the Order of Lenin, but still.

      s9155.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bratislava-Slovakia-manhole-statue.jpg

      • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        That link, for some reason, works if you add the h-t-p-p-s-/-/: but not if you add w-w-w dot.

    • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

      @ KesaAnna:

      I’ve spent WAY too much time in crawl spaces. There was never any shit down there, but lots of bugs and spiders. In winter, a broken water line meant crawling through puddles of water in near-freezing tempertures. The main problem was that it was an obstacle course: old plumbing lines that had been cut out years ago and old ductwork from a furnace that no longer existed. I’m a firm believer that every house should have a crawl space that is tall enough to allow you to sit up when working on the lines. In my old house’s crawl space, you had to crawl on your belly like a reptile, dragging a droplight, a bag of plumbing fittings and PVC glue and primer, and a jigsaw, and roll over when you got to the bad spot in the lines.

      One reason I re-plumbed my whole house about ten years ago was to move the water lines indoors. No more crawling around under the house–and no more frozen lines, either.

  77. KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 2:38 am #

    Come to think of it , I suppose one reason I have no patience with , or are disgusted with , slasher films is plumbing.

    You want to see something really disgusting, disturbing, frightening, and unsettling ?

    Meet up with a big beautiful Black Widow spider while on your belly in a puddle of shit , with rusty nails above you , cobwebs every – fucking – where , in a dark crawl space.

    Texas chainsaw massacre and it’s ilk is a bunch of poser bullshit.

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 9:11 am #

      Agreed. They’re formulaic and insultingly stupid. I saw a film school short a few years back about someone buried alive that was pretty good. I thought the first Blair Witch Project was pretty decent for its time as well.

    • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      Cob webs are just dust. Nothing to do with spiders. The children in the Amazon make pets of huge spiders. Tarantulas are fury and must be nice to touch. Are they poisonous? Black widows are, and of course that’s a concern.

      Do you shriek and jump on chairs when you see a mouse? Like a woman?

      • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

        My friend who died recently worked in Asia for about 30 years. She once came home to find a rat in her house and it was the rat that jumped on a chair. Not sure why you’d need to jump on a chair because of a mouse – you only need to move and they run away.

        • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

          Yeah, when I see one I set out to catch & release.

      • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

        @ Jarek:

        As I have always been told that cobwebs are the work of “cob spiders,” I googled this, and it turns out they are indeed the work of certain kinds of spiders–“Cobweb spiders (Family: Theridiidae) make cobwebs.”

        Perhaps the creepiest spiders are wolf spiders. Those suckers can grow as big as dinner plates. You normally only see the really big ones in houses that have been sitting empty for a long time. When I first moved into my old house in late winter, it had been sitting empty for a long time. In early spring, we got ducks, which were able to get into the crawl space. Within a very short time, we had NO bugs or spiders of any kind. Ducks eat everything that moves and have insatiable appetites.

        As for women being afraid of mice, spiders, and bugs, I always assumed that the ladies were pretending to fear them to make their husbands feel useful. I’ve never had any particular fear of any such creatures. When I was married, it was my husband who was afraid of bees and wasps, so I was always the one who dealt with them. So I think there is wisdom in the ladies pretending to be afraid of the critters. If the men have to deal with the problem, they will have learned to do SOMETHING, which will build their confidence and perhaps cause the to attempt to do other things succcessfully.

        But first you have to decide which is more irritating: watching hubby duck into the remotest corner of the room in fear while you remove the wasp, or letting him do it and watching him strut around for the next hour as if he’d killed a mountain lion.

        • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

          I have no fear, either. I even dealt with a pregnant black widow last year. I have no fear of snakes, spiders, scorpions, esp. wolf spiders, which I’ve always liked (they are fascinating).

          I know just as many men who get creeped out by bugs as women actually.

        • Jarek August 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

          Ant: You are a manly woman, full of animus, and thus attractive to womanly, anima dominated men. Like the female hyena, you loathe these creatures and drive them away from you as soon as possible.

          Truly a marriage made in hell. You then use your fine intelligence to try and analyze and justify your actions. I have just explained the whole situation to you. Abstinence would have been the noblest course of action.

          Interesting about the cob spiders. I’ve never seen one around cob webs. Perhaps there is more than one type of phenomena so named. Missouri is a greener, lusher place than the parts of America I have lived in. More life is to be found there, perhaps.

          • Anthea August 29, 2022 at 1:37 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Nonsense. As I have mentioned before, I am an ultra-feminine type. Most of my forays into traditionally masculine activities arose from necessity: men not being men. Since somebody has to do life’s masculine chores and the men are worthless, these chores fell to me.

            Being a woman (as opposed to being a zero, which seems to be what men are), I donned my Carharts and boots and fired up the chainsaw or reciprocal saw or whatever was required. Because that’s what women do. We are by nature far superior to men, or at least most modern men.

          • benr August 29, 2022 at 8:17 am #

            @anthea

            Some pretty broad strokes you paint with that brush.
            I will give my wife credit she is a dynamo for energy and drive but when it comes to physical type work well most fall very short.
            Work all day picking up furniture sweating in 100 degree heat dragging 300-pound floppy king sized mattresses or 400-pound armoires up a flight of stairs…nope.

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

        Tarantulas are not nice to touch. Their ‘fur’ is actually spikes. It might be OK to let ’em crawl around on your hand or whatever but they are not something to snuggle.

        • benr August 28, 2022 at 8:56 am #

          Some of them can actually throw the hairs on their legs and it is annoying like small cactus spines.
          Lest we forget the huge fangs tarantulas have and nope I let one walk on my hand once it was not fun.
          I once walked into a huge orb weaver web with a very large orb weaver spider pinned between my face and web.
          I could feel it walking all over my face and since it was almost pitch black, I was not entirely sure what it was.
          Came back with a flashlight and a wiffleball bat with a loud whack I sent it across the street into the neighbor’s yard.

          I have since made restitution for this mistake in judgement by moving them when I find them in a bad spot.
          Orb weavers are great spiders to have around and almost harmless to humans but super useful for taking out other unwanted bugs!

  78. SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 3:02 am #

    Thank you. The days are evil in the valley of the shadow of death. And the growling and howling phantoms and bloodthirsty visitants that fill its dark depths accelerate the terror and loathing. So that we are happy to arrive into the valley of dry bones where there is hope for renewal and redemption. Your sermon did bring me to the archetypes.

    • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      The horror movies you have under your belt have prepared you for this.

      Dem bones are going to rise again.

      • SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        Lol, well I guess possibly that’s the case. I wonder if that is the reason that the horror genre became so interesting to me? Like maybe it was subconcious preparation for actual times to come.

        • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

          Doubt it not! Of course for others it’s just an attraction to the dark side. But you are a child of the Light.

    • CrusherMuldoon August 27, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

      Sounds like Tom Clarke’s been whispering in your ear, SSL

      • SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

        tom clark lol?!

        • PeteAtomic August 27, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

          sniffing your hair, too lol

          mmmmmm

          🙂 haha

  79. KesaAnna August 27, 2022 at 3:18 am #

    ” If you really want to have fun, go to the MN State Fair. Perfectly safe (burp) and you might even get your pic on the TV…you be a star, baby! ”

    If anybody gets paid for the use of their image , then everybody ought to get paid for the use of their image.

    That’s typically one of the first things I think of whenever I see any crime reporting.

    The very mechanics of the way it is done screams that nobody gives a shit about fairness or justice.

    If you ever see my picture or my name on TV or in a newspaper then you know already , and damn well , that it was WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

    For my part , I think the worst part about being a murder victim —

    — I would be dead anyway , because there is never a cop around when you need them , but who was the lieing piece of shit that claimed the cops worked for the taxpayers in any country ? —

    — would be Madison Avenue – types using my name and / or picture to sell cheeseburgers and tampons.

    And the folks who were not loved ones who would get on TV to say what a wonderful person I was , so that they could get on TV.

    If any of these bastards really gave a shit , They would write out royalty checks for the use of my image / name , March out to the graveyard with a bag of cash , and burn it over my grave.

    My guess is if they had to do THAT, suddenly folks wouldn’t care so much.

    As much as I like the visual arts ,

    I think visual media has gone a long way toward making people into complete scum.

  80. JohnAZ August 27, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    Covid

    How to catch it has been a regular feature of every media featured in the US.

    The answer is the same over and over, by the same methods that pass the flu, colds and any other virus, close contact.

    The fact that the current testing cannot tell the difference between the Covid virus and the flu virus shows that we do not know which did what for two years.

    Proof? The flu did not disappear last year. It was masked by everything single positive test being caused by Covid, by definition. But, but they all went into the hospital and some died. Uh, huh, so did flu patients, in the same age groups!!

    Another “fact”. The Vaxx was promised to be as good as the flu shot at preventing the crud.

    Yeah right, then two surges occurred obliterating this falsehood.

    Two questions.

    1. If the Vaxx is so ineffective, how effective is the flu shot? Are we shooting ourselves with toxin even with the flu shots every year? Are the senior shots, two years old, even more dangerous to susceptible folks as they are four times more powerful?

    2. A big one right now. The remaining positive claim for the vaxx is that is reduces the intensity of the real virus, that hospitalizations and deaths are less. Stat 101 teaches that correlation does not prove cause. Other variables interfere. Here is a huge one. The same time the vaxx hit, the variant delta then omicron hit, both with lesser effect. The variants of omicron have lessened with each change. If that is the case, how the heck do we know the vaxx was the cause of the lessening effect seeing as both hit at the same time. The real deal may have been if the vaxx had never happened, the same lessening might have happened. Conversely, if the vaxx had never happened, the variant pressure may never have happened and we could be dealing with alpha today.

    The point is, THERE IS NO SCIENCE anywhere regarding Covid, the flu, vaccines or any other virus. Fauci is a fraud.

    One final question.

    How come the flu has miraculously reappeared? Has the test changed? Or is the truth reappeared after Covid has become less profitable. Also, the surge has not reappeared so far, new cases are actually on decline, and the usage of the vaxx, I will guarantee you, has fallen off a cliff. The original shots plus boosters effect has lessened,

    So WTF is going on? Science again fails to answer anything.

    Or as suggested, they are waiting for another virus to show up from some bat somewhere,

    Or some lab?

    • JohnAZ August 27, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      BTW, the places to avoid getting the crud have been unchanged since 2020.

      Really close contact.

      Weddings, family get togethers, dance clubs, places where actual body to body contact happens. Just like the flu. Or colds.

      I remember when it was declared that herd immunity, genetic adaptation to fight the virus, was not going to work by the Medicos.

      Well, you dumb s*&ts, that may be happening right now.

      • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        John, as covid passes are quietly being transformed into full digital IDs, with fingerprint and facial recognition software, none of this will matter. People will be locked down because [insert reason here] and they will get injected, not because any particular injection ‘works’, but because if you don’t get injected, your green tick will turn into a red cross and you won’t be able to go anywhere or take public transport. Or possibly even buy petrol.

        An 85-year-old man, in a country I don’t remember, was fined a very significant amount of money just for not owning a mobile phone that would display his status as a participatory or non-participatory member of society. Paying to build your own prison walls is part of the deal.

        Once you need an injection to access your petrol or food rations, whether the injections ‘work’ will be something most people won’t even be asking themselves.

        • JohnAZ August 27, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          GA

          The only thing that stops government takeover is when the vast majority of the population is convinced that the government is trying to do them wrong. Proved thusly so that people are convinced through their ignorance.

          Proved!!!

          That is why the governments have tried to block all investigations of the mRNA process, not just to power up Big Pharma, but to build their own power base. All forms of governments in today’s Mob ridden world.

        • Slugoon August 27, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          “…whether the injections ‘work’ will be something most people won’t even be asking themselves.”

          The scary thing is, I can totally see this happening based on what I’ve seen over the past two years!

          There are still plastic screens up in nearly every shop I go in (with a big hole of course where you can pass through your goods or reach in to make a payment). It’s amazing what people will accept, get used to and never question again.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            I’m not seeing too much in the way of plastic screens, but then I am become a recluse. 🙂 A café round the corner from me previously had plastic screens at the ends of the tables. Except the screens stopped at the edge of the table so didn’t go as far as the actual people. Absolutely lunatic.

            In of my unproductive emails to my brother (which included a couple of scientific papers, including the one demonstrating the mechanisms whereby the vaxxes disable the immune system) I mentioned that I had personally seen people walk into cafés with a mask on, put it on the table (remember it’s a biohazard potentially covered in the dreaded lurgi), put it on again to go to the toilet, put it back on the table, then put it on again to pay and leave the café. I said that once our overlords saw the rank stupidity and mindless compliance that people were capable of, they knew they’d won.

            I haven’t heard from him since, apart from matter-of-factly sending his condolences on the death of my friend, whom he knew from when we were kids, so I assume I’m cancelled. I don’t think I’m actually related to any of my family!!

            BTW, I’m sorry to hear that your marriage finally hit the skids. I hope everyone is ‘OK in the circumstances’, at least.

    • Slugoon August 27, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      Two answers.

      1. The flu shot is relatively ineffective, some 30-40% from memory of reading Public Health England documents some time ago, although I don’t know what they class as ‘effective’. How much does it have to reduce or alleviate symptoms to be classed as such? Impossible to know without proper control groups. Not sure whether the traditional flu shot is mRNA tech?

      2. Excess deaths dropped back to normal levels in spring 2020. There were no vaccines then. They also dropped back to normal levels in spring 2021 before vaccines had begun in earnest. Then excess deaths rose again in line with vaccination rates from March through to December 2021. At best the vaxxes have been a total waste of time. Along with masks, that have seen rises and falls in cases during the periods they were mandated.

      Everything they did made diddly-squat difference to the tiny minority of people that suffered with it.

      • JohnAZ August 27, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        Yup!

      • JohnAZ August 27, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        Another good question, is the senior flu shot mRNA? How is it four times more powerful?

        • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          I don’t think flu shots do much at all. People assume they didn’t get flu because they got the shot, but they probably wouldn’t have got it anyway.

          Apart from one year, in my early 60s, when they were really pushing them for ‘vulnerable’ people, I went 65 years without a flu shot and only got flu once, when I was 30. I was at school, at work, or bringing up children that were bringing bugs home from school all of that time. That suggests to me that it’s actually quite difficult to catch.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            Also, at this stage I’m not sure why you would trust any vaccine they might offer you not to be ‘enhanced’ in some way that is not for your benefit.

      • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

        Flu shots hurt people too.

        Vaccinations are garbage, but people are brainwashed to think we need them.

        • Anthea August 27, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

          I agree about vaccinations being garbage. I’ve come to the conclusion that all of them offer little benefit and likely quite a bit of potential harm.

          Since my kids were not vaccinated, I did worry that I might have made a mistake by not allowing them to get the polio vaccine. The reason I was concerned was because we moved to a lake community where we went swimming in the lake all summer. This was a community where everyone had a septic system, including (of course) the house on the lakefront. Not everybody’s septic system is well maintained. But the girls all grew up without incident.

          A few years ago, I let my doctor talk me into getting the pneumonia shot, which was probably foolish. I should have at least researched it first. The reason I was such a patsy was because one of my old friends had a pre-school-aged son who got pneumonia several times every winter, and it seemed to me that maybe he should have had the pneumonia vaccination. But I could have been wrong about that. Certainly none of her doctors ever suggested it, including her brother who was a doctor.

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      Where’ve you been hiding lately, JAZ Man? You’ve been uncharacteristically quiet of late!

    • messianicdruid August 27, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

      I before E except after C.
      Disproved by science.

    • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

      “how effective is the flu shot?” — JohnAZ

      Mike Yeadon says that, pre-‘Covid’, regular flu shots were 9% effective. And that’s set against the junk they were putting into them even back then.

  81. tom clark August 27, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    Lotso geniuses on this blog…go to the head of the class! Better yet, apply for Fauci’s cushy gubmint job when he retires and set the world straight.

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      You’re such a stick in the mud, lil’ tommy!

    • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      Four, right?

  82. tom clark August 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    Dis…yeah, that’s what my wife sez, too. “Curmudgeon” I believe is the word she uses.

    Have a nice day.

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      I’ve heard that one before, too. A friend of mine has dubbed me cantankerous and irascible, which I think are fitting and well-earned attributes. Might have them put on my stone, assuming anyone bothers putting one up, which I hope they don’t.

      • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Don’t you want people burning money over your grave like Miss Kesa?

        • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

          I think they’d be more likely to urinate on it. Not that I’ll give a damn either way, cause I’ll be dead.

          • Soul Forensics August 27, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Better than what Mickey Sabbath did in Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater when he whipped out his dick over his dead lover’s grave and ….

            (Sorry for the suggestive visual.)

    • SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      It’s good to see you so consistently working toward self improvement tom. Recognition is a nice step forward 🙂

  83. Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

    College Football us back today with The Mediocrity Bowl, from of all places, Dublin Ireland, pitting perennial (of late) bottom or near bottom Big Ten West dwellers, Nebraska vs. Northwestern. Hoooh boy, such a treat! Talk about your “luck of the Irish!” I’ll bet the locals can barely contain themselves.

    Maybe they’ll draw Ruckers next year so we can at least see the Q. Man yucking it up in the stands (complete with Ruckers fart cushions, natch!), surrounded by some fine young red-headed Irish beauties? Now that I’d pay to see!

    • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      Har har har.

      • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        Are we in good spirits this morning, Q. Man? No awkward public Peter encounters of late, I hope?

        • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          No awkward public Peter encounters of late, I hope? – Disaff

          ===========

          No, but here is a new wrinkle in the Peter saga. Shortly after we rescued Peter from Florida we bought a baby monitor to keep an eye on him. We never opened the box and installed it. It wound up forgotten and stored under our bed. Wife found it and we decided to use it.

          It’s a German engineered device although “made in China” of course. Instructions are in two languages, English and German. It is quite complex and will do everything but wipe your ass.

          So anyway the camera sits on a table a few feet from Peter directed at him where he sits in his chair staring at the TV or more often than not, sleeping. Peter sleeps more than a cat. I read cats average 15 hours of sleep per day. Peter easily exceeds that figure. The camera can be turned 180 degrees using a control on the monitor.

          The monitor sits on our kitchen counter so we can watch him and talk to him. It is set to its highest volume so when it’s time for dinner Bo can say “Peter, come down for dinner.” This works so much better than trying to call him on his cell phone since he rarely answers because 1. the phone is in the other room, 2. he has accidentally turned down the volume to zero, 3. he has forgotten to recharge it, 4. etc. 5. etc.

          Sometimes Peter leaves the chair, goes to a couch and lays (lies?) down, or to the bathroom or to the bedroom. Eventually he returns to the chair. I sometimes see him leaned forward with his elbows on his knees and holding his head with both hands. The appropriate caption for this position would be “Oh woe is me!”

          • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

            Forgot to mention, when called to dinner we also say “turn off the TV, turn off the air conditioner and turn off the lights.” This is me trying to be frugal but I may as well save my breath. He has never turned off these 3 energy wasting devices. He always says “I forgot.”

          • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            He’s your proverbial cross to bear. I think we all get at least one of those per lifetime.

          • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            Dying is hard work. But men must endure their going forth.

            Ask not for whom the monitors tolls, it tolls for thee.

    • CrusherMuldoon August 27, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

      He’d need a permission slip from Peter to do that, Disaffected

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

      And Nebraska loses yet another one score game, getting pounded on the ground for over 500 yds, 31-28. Even 3-9 might be a reach for them this year. Close game, anyway.

      • BackRowHeckler August 27, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

        I remember when Nebraska was a national powerhouse.

        • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

          Those were the days. Long past now, for sure.

  84. Jarek August 27, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

    I know it brother brother,
    Indeed I know it brother, I know it HEY!
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    The lord he thought he’d make a man.
    DEM BONES GONNA RISE AGAIN!
    So he made Adam cordin’ to a plan.
    DEM BONES GONNA RISE AGAIN!

    Repeat chorus:

    Thought he’d make a woman too.
    The Lord didn’t know just what to do.
    Took a rib from Adam’s side.
    For to make Miss Eve, his bride.

    Repeat chorus

    Put ’em in a garden wide and fair.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Told ’em to eat what they found there.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Peaches, pears, plums and such.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    But the apple tree you better not touch.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    One day Miss Eve was walking around
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    .Spied that tree all loaded down.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Serpent crawling around that trunk.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    At miss Eve, his eye he wunk.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus
    Eve, she just took a little pull.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Then she filled her fig leaf full.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Adam, he just took a little bite.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Said um’um woman that sure am nice.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    One day the Lord was walking around.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Spied them peels all over the ground.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    The Lord cried out in his mighty voice.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    That shook the heavens to the joists.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Cried, Adam, Adam, Where art though?
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Here I is Lord, I’s comin’ now.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Adam, Adam, did you eat these?
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    No massa Lord, I ‘spect it was Eve.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Then the Lord rose up in his might wrath,
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Said ya’ll just beat it down the path.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Put an angel at the door.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Said ya’ll don’t come ’round here no more.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    Eve took the needle, Adam took the plow.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    That’s why we’re all working now.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Repeat chorus

    To this tale there ain’t no more.
    Dem bones gonna rise again
    Eve got the Apple, and Adam got the core.
    Dem bones gonna rise again

    Jarek: At Miss Eve, his eye he wunk? Did Satan have intercourse with Eve? Did he know her?

    Eve got the apple and Adam got the core. At the physical level, Adam was cheated as men often are. But at the metaphysical level, Adam didn’t sin as deeply as Eve, thus he is commissioned with ruling her now.

    • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

      I presume you’ve seen the movie The Lovely Bones? Very creepy. Starring lovely Irish lassie Saoirse Ronan and Stanley Tucci, in one of his creepiest roles ever.

      • Jarek August 27, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        Yeah, that was well done. Both horror and some lovely visions of what a girl’s heaven might look like.

  85. toktomi August 27, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    “There is another side of this life…”

    Well, I reckon that there could have been.
    However, at this late stage of industrial human society, having endured the idiocy of the ruling elite’s preoccupation with wealth accumulation and enslavement of the masses rather than investing in the education [true education; not training] of the masses whereby the global enlightenment of a most amazing animal intelligence on the planet would have established and nurtured a long term equilibrium between the biosphere and this marvelous human creature, the only “other side of life” that now exists for the bulk of us, is death in the near term.

    I could be wrong, but the way I read it, it’s already underway.

    ~toktomi~

    • mitchellc August 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      Ah yes, if wishes were horses, peasants would ride.

      Here’s what I don’t get: how is it that 125+ insist on clinging to kumbaya?

      I know that you know science history, which means you must fully realize that sapiens are predator species. We exist because we evolved from successful organized troops optimized to compete against all comers, including other rival groups.

      Now, how do then just insert/transition from this basic core feature of our very essence to one of expecting/pining for benevolent, altruistic social organizations?

      It just doesn’t compute; however what were experiencing, what were living through is entirely 100% consistent with how the bald ape rolls.

      I contend the fanciful wish for fair play and noble deeds is a result of intentional mind programming. I cannot imagine anyone from say 250 years ago to pre history holding any type sentiment expressed here (and the general population) of irrational cherished hope.

      Now, knowing this, what are you going to do about it? Time to get serious maybe?

      • SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

        Are you a bald ape?

        • Disaffected August 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

          I’m pret’ near bald now, but not sure if I’m an ape. Kinda look like one, especially in the mornings, only uglier. What’re ya gonna do? I’m stickin’ with poor genetics. Gooda story as any.

        • Woodchuck August 28, 2022 at 9:35 am #

          He’s a naked ape. You know, an ape lacking fur…….

      • toktomi August 27, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

        @mitchellc

        You downplay or leave out the amazing intellect of the human creature.
        We have this amazing intellectual ability to exhibit behavior beyond the normal, primal emotional drive.
        We can examine logic | the lack of contradiction, and make conscious choices about our behavior.
        For many, humanist ideals are paramount in our treatment of others and the biosphere. The creature is an amazing life form, and for me, behaving in a manner that seems to contribute to what works best, to the positive flow of things, and to the longevity of the species is pure logic. And I doubt that I am only one out of about 8 billion sob’s.
        Where we came from is not where we are or where we could go.

        I could be wrong.

        ~toktomi~

    • Woodchuck August 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

      The native Americans in North America did establish a long term equilibrium between the biosphere and this supposedly marvelous creature we call humans. Natives existed this way here for some 30,000 years in total self sufficient sustainability. You know, what we all talk about but cannot do ourselves.

      Europeans arrived and have been established here for over 300 years or so, and we’ve pretty much succeeded in wrecking the place. We still think we’re far superior to the culture of the original people here because we have air conditioning, private cars, dishwashers, and “health care”. We’ll never see ourselves as total failures and losers after wrecking our own ship. We’ll blame the weather. Or the Russians!

      • toktomi August 28, 2022 at 12:08 am #

        @woodchuck

        I have a theory that resembles this:

        Europeans – from modern humans out of Africa, with fully busted empathy genes. Eat and fuck the Neanderthals [who, by the way had healthy empathy genes] to extinction.

        Next, they moved across the ocean to a new population of healthy empathy genes. More genocide.

        Quite simply, busted empathy genes = psychopathy through the whole range of manifestations.

        Right, I would offer, about the North American aboriginal equilibrium. Stone age existence seems to be the only sustainable arrangement for humans, at least given the preponderance of busted empathy genes and busted satiation genes [busted satiation genes = greed].

        …just some stories I’ve made up over the years…

        I sure could be wrong.

        ~toktomi~

        • Islander August 28, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

          A fantasy morality tale.

          • toktomi August 29, 2022 at 12:28 am #

            @Islander

            I love to engage differing points of view. I find it to be a very creative process.

            Flippant prattle, however, is just so much malarkey.

            Care to exchange definitions of “morality”?

            I didn’t think so.

            ~toktomi~

        • Woodchuck August 28, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

          I first became aware of the Peak Oil issue after listening to an interview on Coast to Coast AM with a fellow named Matt Savinar. He had a website called “Life After the Oil Crash”. From there I discovered other Peak Oilers – such as James H Kunstler. Matt’s website was going along ok until all sorts of craziness appeared in his forum’s website. Same sort of entertaining but off topic stuff you’ll see here on CFN’s forum. Matt thought that peeps weren’t being really serious about the issues brought up on his website, and eventually he pulled the plug on it and became a professional astrologer.

          One thing that stuck in my mind that he said during that first interview on C to C AM – and it’s the prediction that our final destination as humanity will be a return to the stone age. That after our fossil fuel supply peaks and dwindles, we’ll be in a way going backwards in time. The first big lurch backwards will be back to the 50’s – just like it was in “Back to the Future”. What the 50’s means is a return to home cooking, sewing, gardening, and one car per household if that. Greatly reduced lifestyles. Then more yanks backward in time until we arrive once again in the steam era. There will still be coal and wood left so that will be powering us after the petroleum and nat gas is gone. After the end of the coal age it will be back to the stone age. And with all the vital resources needed to power an industrial age – gone – we’ll have no other place to go aside from the same place we’ve been for at least the last 100,000 years.

          • toktomi August 29, 2022 at 12:46 am #

            @Woodchuck

            Those ideas originated with Richard C. Duncan, “Olduvai Gorge”, if I am not mistaken.

            Matt Savinar back in the early post 2000 days had the distinction, as a newly minted attorney, of compiling, organizing, and articulating, as only a law student could, a composite thesis of the Peak Oil theory which he entitled, “Life After the Oil Crash”. His website ensued.

            To this day, I sincerely doubt that his exit from the peak oil stage was anything more than a conscious decision on his part to continue living. Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be able to influence in some particular ways the thinking of too many people.

            But I know nothing and my stories could be pure fantasy.

            ~toktomi~

      • stelmosfire August 28, 2022 at 7:49 am #

        “Natives existed this way here for some 30,000 years in total self sufficient sustainability. ”

        Tell that to the Mesa Verda occupants. Done in by “Climate Change” just like us. Um, OK. The desert wins. I don’t care how many damn dams you build.

      • Jarek August 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        The Indians hunted many large species to extinction.

  86. CrusherMuldoon August 27, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    Question for Q. Shtik: Does Peter have pictures of you rolling around with “Baa-baa black sheep”?

  87. tom clark August 27, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

    Hey Jarek…in your little poem, is Dem short for Democrat? Just wondering.

  88. anmariwakaranai August 27, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

    Luz says, Get ready for the warning. In the timeline, the warning is the demarcation and half way point between the mini persecution and the big one. The warning happens after the financial crash which according to Yeadon concludes this September. Crash and confiscation via a buy in on mortgages that will be called.

    Civil unrest also precedes the warning. Post warning earth changes, acts of God as the insurance people like to say. And WWIII.

    You can live through this. Hope, pray and prepare.

    Messages found at afterthewarning.com
    Timeline at countdowntothekingdom.com

  89. anmariwakaranai August 27, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

    MEWE, vax injuries has some good stuff today. Ex Pharma goon giving 6 months to 3 year survival odds in a one minute vid., lots of new sudden deaths, athletes, babies, all the injured.
    And more.

    My sister just told me she’s got Alzheimer’s, super fit, smart, too young for this. Fully jabbed and boosted of course.

    Does anyone know if iver can cross the blood brain barrier?

    One neighbour left their truck windows open in the rain, and his curtains have been closed for going on 3 days. I might knock later. He’s 50ish. Jabbed.

    My neices cancer treatments didn’t work, going for more intense poison treatments to add to all that booster love.

    • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

      Sorry about your niece, anmari. Yes, the neighbour sounds as if he’s in trouble. Definitely merits checking.

      • anmariwakaranai August 27, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

        Thanks Alba. How’s the hubby?

        • GreenAlba August 27, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          Oh, doing away, thanks. No further problems for the moment. Says he’s not getting another booster (big push coming in the autumn) but won’t come out and acknowledge that anything is up.

    • MaryQueen August 27, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

      So sorry for the death around you, anmari. Yes maybe check on the neighbor.

      Ugh. I hate what these jabs have done. What absolute hell.

    • SoftStarLight August 27, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

      I looked it up ani and it sounds like iver does not readily cross the blood brain barrier in people. I’m sorry to hear of your sister, neice, and neighbors misfortune and hope you are ok.

    • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

      One neighbour left their truck windows open in the rain, and his curtains have been closed for going on 3 days. – anmari

      ===========

      By all means call the cops. This sounds just like my brother. Next door neighbor saw newspapers piled up at his door. Turns out he had been on the floor dead for 5 days. The 8th anniversary of his death is next month.

    • Jarek August 28, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      December 8th?

  90. BackRowHeckler August 27, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

    Not many steaks on the shelves in the meat dept. at our local grocery store; what was there cost $14.99 per pound. I had a hankering to grill up a few sirloin steaks for this afternoon — no go. Shortages are turning up, this indeed is an emergency. I ended up buying a rack of ribs instead, pork seems to be in abundance. Also, in the frozen food aisle, ice cream cases seemed to be about empty. But I’m happy to report the beer aisle appeared to be well supplied. Looks like it’ll be hit or miss from here on in, reminds me of the days in our little Connecticut village when all we had was a little village store on Main Street and when my mother went in the grocer — a Mr. Greenbaum — would tell her what came in, what was fresh, what was on sale, what he had and didn’t have, for example, right now he had no bananas — but a shipment of bananas is due on Thursday! Everything wasn’t available all the time, still we had plenty to eat and never starved. Maybe those days are coming back — suits me, I don’t care.

    E. if you’re looking in I just picked up a Mosin-Nagant M1944 carbine, looks as tho it was stored in grease for about 50 years. I have to clean this grease off to see what I’ve got. Right now I can tell you there is a bayonet attached.

    • elysianfield August 27, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

      BRH,
      Cartridge is 7.62X54R…kicks like a mule in the short, relatively light carbine.

      • BackRowHeckler August 27, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

        I wonder if any ammo will be available then. That sounds like a pretty obscure cal.

        This guy I know is going thru a bad divorce; something happened, all his guns have to go, like pronto. So I took this off his hands for $100. How do I get this grease off?

        • Q. Shtik August 27, 2022 at 9:00 pm #