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August Psychodrama

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     In August, the head-shrinkers notoriously abandon their posh clientele among the managerial elites, who are left to flounder in the flotsam of their disordered lives while their shrinks go off to body-surf and drink mojitos. And so, a month that ought to be a pleasant break from routine business leaves the managers of all that routine business awash in a rising tide of their own personal misery — the job-haters, the sexually tortured, the self-subverters, the hopeless obsessive-compulsives, the cringing masochists, the unloved and unlovable, the projectionists of animus, rancor, and loathing….

      Among these are The People of the Blob, the folks infesting the high ranks of our government’s permanent bureaucracy, which has turned so viciously against the governed. Do you doubt any longer that this demographic in the USA is mentally ill? This malady of self-destructive bad faith and enmity afflicting especially the Democratic Party shoves us inch-by-inch and day-by-day toward something that looks like national suicide. Must we all follow?

     Could this sick polity be better personified than by the tragi-comic figure at the head of it: “Joe Biden” along with the Biden family? The scope of this clan’s derangements is almost Shakespearean, lacking only that decorum of personal presentation on view in all the Bard’s plays. King Lear, tormented as he was, would never face-plant after a speech. His daughters had a lot to worry about, but as far as we know, they were not subjected to showering with the big guy. And, there were no known recordings of the Earl of Gloucester smoking crack with naked, under-age girls.

     Yet, in the real-life of our nation, “JB’s” troubles mount as each day peels off the calendar. Only the most pathologically credulous might fail to notice the slime trail of bribery lately uncovered by congressional sleuths. “JB” obviously put himself in the service of interests outside the United States, and how is that working out now, notably in Ukraine, where he has levered us into the most perilously half-assed war imaginable — the losing of which will dash what’s left of America’s standing in the world?

     One thing that has become clear in this cabbage soup of perfidy, is just how blobbed-up Volodymyr Zelensky was when President Donald Trump made that fateful phone call to him in August of 2019 inquiring about “JB’s” curious doings in Kiev over the years. Did Z follow-up that call immediately with one to Alexander Vindman in the National Security Counsel… who then called Eric Ciaramella of the NSC and CIA?  Because, voilà, there was something supernatural about how fast we were off to Impeachment Number One!

     And now the not-insane cohort of Americans is prompted to ask whether this war in Ukraine was provoked in any part to cover-up all the nefarious blobbery that preceded it — and not just Hunter and “Joe Biden’s” capers, but the machinations, too, of State Department blobette Victoria Nuland and her retinue in the Kiev embassy, Marie Yovanovitch, George Kent, and many others of the Blob persuasion. A review of all this suggests that “Joe Biden” is what has driven the Democratic Party insane. And now, of course, they can’t seem to get rid of him, like a demon riding them through an endless nightmare.

     Instead, they have bent every last effort to get rid of “JB’s” supposed rival, Donald Trump, who has been inducted into a Lawfare-engineered chamber of horrors designed to slice-and-dice him into a million pieces and strew the shreds into the Potomac for the blue crabs to feed on. One can’t imagine a lamer case than the charges Special Counsel Jack Smith has cooked up against Mr. Trump for verbally expressing doubt about the probity of election 2020. Will Mr. Smith be able to prove any of this, assuming that it is now against the law in America to believe something and say so?

      Logically, Mr. Trump’s defense might present reasons why he believed the election was rife with fraud, by introducing evidence of said fraud, of which there is actually an impressive amount now, despite whatever mendacious bullshit you see in The New York Times and on MSNBC. Do you suppose Judge Tanya Chutkan would do anything but allow that evidence to be introduced? And if she disallows it, is that not instantly grounds for a mistrial, since it would prove beyond a reasonable doubt there were good reasons, after all,  for Mr. Trump to express what he believed?

      Things are getting durned interesting. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FLA) offered a charming plan this week to counter this deceitful DOJ crusade. Here’s how it would work. First, the House Judiciary Committee calls Special Counsel Jack Smith to give transcribed testimony in the next fifteen days regarding the weaponization of the First Amendment. If he refuses, subpoena him. If he ignores the subpoena, the Committee holds him in criminal contempt of Congress, and issues a formal referral to Attorney General Merrick Garland. If Mr. Garland ignores the referral, impeach the SOB forthwith. At the same time, invite Mr. Trump to give testimony to the Committee as a whistleblower, conferring congressional immunity to him among the usual whistleblower protections as stated in law (under 18 U.S. Code 6002 and 6005).

     Impeaching Mr. Garland would surely have a salutary influence on America’s current troubled mental state. And it would be a grand prelude to the more consequential impeachment of “Joe Biden” for selling out his country, a kind of political electroshock therapy for the Democratic Party, leaving them finally clear-headed enough to nominate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in the coming election of 2024.


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921 Responses to “August Psychodrama”

  1. lizharmon August 11, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    A friend of mine told me that an American president from Joe Biden’s party once said that those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. I wonder what Joe Biden’s party thinks of this cretin. Personally, I have no opinion. All glory to the state.

    • astera August 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      Greetings all. First time commenter here. Been following JHK since Geo of Nowhere came out and read it and always entirely espoused his neo-urbanism views. In fact, one of my old bosses was essential in dev. of Seaside, FL (which was made a joke of by many, but anyway…). Followed this blog since it started and particularly enjoy EOTM since I’m an artist and a very critical one. Submitted one once myself of the very same art museum that I’m about to comment on, and he did respond, but I guess it didn’t make the cut.

      I was lucky to live in one of those “perfectly-planned cites,” Savannah GA, for many years. Took for granted the conveniences and beauty and pure social flow and “small town living” but had to leave for family reasons.

      Politically/socially I am a live-and-let-live anarcho-libertarian type who actually does have moral standards. And they were finally just totally shot to pieces when I visited my local art museum for the first time in 7 or 8 years. It has changed completely and now shuttles you through each exhibit starting with the “featured” one, before you can view the other collections. Well, the main feature of the first collection, and I have no great link and youtube doesn’t even show anything related at all as far as I can tell, but just websearch “Mrs. Peanuts Visits New York directed by ‘Charles Atlas’”. That is a video you cannot unsee. And the point that is obviously being made, is that this was shot in the ‘90s, therefore, this tranny/sicko agenda should be WELL BY NOW a “normal” thing. I actually sat through it all and noticed all the folks who stopped and stared and even heckled as this creature sauntered on. But it’s being GLORIFIED in this little backwoods part of the USSA.

      At this point, I’m even beyond backing Trump or RFK and just praying every day for the Russian hypersonic ICBMs to turn DC into trinitite. I’ll be upwind of it anyway. That’s about the only way I see for a new freedom for those of us who happen to live here. NB: I’m not talking about those of who live “in this country/nation.” We’re way the f past that.

      PS: lizharmon always luv your posts. Always on point.

      • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        Our Lady Of The Well ~ Jackson Browne

        It is a dance we do in silence, far below this morning sun
        You in your life, me in mine, we have begun
        Here we stand and without speaking draw the water from the well
        And stare beyond the plains to where the mountains lie so still

        But it’s a long way that I have come
        Across the sand, to find this peace among your people in the sun
        Where the families work the land as they have always done
        Oh, it’s so far, the other way my country’s gone

        Across my home has grown the shadow of a cruel and senseless hand
        Though in some strong hearts the love and truth remain
        And it has taken me this distance and a woman’s smile to learn
        That my heart remains among them and to them I must return

        But it’s a long way that I have come
        Across the sand, to find you here, among these people in the sun
        Where your children will be born
        You’ll watch them as they run
        Oh, it’s so far, the other way my life has gone

        If you look for me, Maria
        You will find me in the shade
        Wide awake or in a dream
        It’s hard to tell

        If you come to me, Maria
        I will show you what I’ve made
        It’s a picture for our lady of the well

        • astera August 11, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

          Appreciate reply and please elaborate on your reason for such? Do enjoy the song, btw…

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

            Woke is the antithesis of art.

          • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

            “…. Where the families work the land as they have always done
            Oh, it’s so far, the other way my country’s gone

            Across my home has grown the shadow of a cruel and senseless hand
            Though in some strong hearts the love and truth remain…”

  2. Lawfish August 11, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    Why do they hate RFK Jr. so much? If it came down to him vs. Trump, I’d vote RFK in a second.

    • Ishabaka August 11, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      For the same reason they hated Bernie – both guys speak the truth as they see it, instead of slavishly following the narrative. And think what you will of both guys’ positions, neither seems to be constantly lying to us, unlike most politicians.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        LMAO! Do you sincerely believe that “they” hate Bernie?
        Bernie is a role-player, a character actor. He expands the DNC’s tent and lure-in young naieve voters. He then bows out, supports the nominee, and pushes his voters to the real Dem candidate. He has done this for ages. They love him, and thank him for his service.

        • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:22 am #

          I agree completely, EL.

        • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:31 am #

          …Yes, M’lord, what you said….

        • Hockeyguy August 11, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          Yep. Bernie’s faux populism is empty theatre. When push comes to shove, he dutifully clicks heels, salutes, and serves his billionaire oligarch masters in the military industrial complex just as fast and feverishly as any neocon.

        • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

          Exactly

        • Sadiethecat August 11, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          And how, EL! I asked Bernie for my money (campaign contribution) back once I realized what a fraud he was.

          “Joe’s a good guy”, insisted Bernie, in his phony debate against Joe. yuck.

          • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

            Sadie,
            Bernie was probably referring to “Joe” Hill….

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hill_(activist)

          • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 9:26 am #

            He is a loyal soldier… and donation magnet lol

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            When he cast his vote for Hillary, he looked like he was in hell. He still has a conscience, apparently, and it didn’t like what he was doing one bit.

            One is reminded of John McCain: When one of his supporters said how frightened she was of Obama, McCain got very serious said, No, he’s a great American.

            The Uniparty. The Blob. The Beast.

        • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

          I started calling him Burnus for cause in 2016.
          Much sound and fury, signifying nothing.

        • vengeur August 12, 2023 at 2:48 am #

          Thank you Edge Lord! You perfectly described Bernie’s very lucrative role-playing scam.

        • Ishabaka August 12, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          “He then bows out” LMAO! Bernie didn’t bow out after having a heart attack…

      • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

        RFK Jr speaks the truth as he sees it to enormous personal, political and professional cost. Bernie – the 3 home owning, wife university defrauding, millionaire book writing “socialist” – not so much. Frankly, Bernie does nothing but lie and, while he’s not demented like JB, is not much smarter than JB was when JB wasn’t suffering dementia. Also, at least RFK Jr has had a career outside of politics and done something useful and productive in his life – tirelessly researching, writing and suing massive corporations for fraud, negligence and poisoning the US public. Sanders has done nothing more than create an amusing character for Larry David to play on SNL. He’s never sponsored and passed any legislation that’s helped one person have a better life; he’s never created a job that wouldn’t already exist; he’s basically been useless. He’s popular because he gives vent to inchoate rage on the part of people (many young people) who feel robbed of their future by the current ruling class all the while cynically lying to them about what he could or intends to actually do about it.

        • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

          Bravo.
          That was:

          “Prittttttyyyyyyyyy, prityyyyyyyyyyyyyy good”

          • astera August 11, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

            Agree, but would like to also add that the one heroic thing BS did was to lock arms with the great Ron Paul in attempting to Audit the Fed. Which went…….

          • elysianfield August 12, 2023 at 10:26 am #

            ““Prittttttyyyyyyyyy, prityyyyyyyyyyyyyy good”

            …A CYE reference….

        • JackStraw August 11, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          The best part about Bernie is that he has no idea that he’s a pawn in this game. They don’t even have to manage him. He just screams his communist talking points over and over and is most likely honestly surprised when he’s patted on the head and told to take a seat after pulling in the deluded youth.

    • C.O.Jones August 11, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      @Lawfish, RFK is hated because he tells the truth AND reserves the right to modify his opinion if and when more data becomes available.

      I would pay money to watch a debate between RFK Jr and Trump.It would be like watching a pickup truck hit a rooster at 70 mph – just one feather moving side to side as it settles to the ground.

      Moderator: Mr. Kennedy, if you were president, during the forthcoming pandemic as promised by Bill Gates, would you accept a check from Pfizer to induce you to to permit a “lockdown” as you have asserted your opponent in this debate did?

      • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        “the forthcoming pandemic as promised by Bill Gates…”

        I notice you use the word PROMISED, not the usual mainstream “predicted.”

        I am always happy to see kindred spirits who recognize that the Gates psychopath engineers this shit, not just “foresees” it. He’s forecasting his own PLANS. He is positively salivating at the prospect of the next pandemic.

        Remember the interview where he expressed his frustration with how Americans’ fetish for freedom and individual rights was thwarting the Covid pandemic response? He said, “The NEXT one [pandemic] will get their attention!” He said it with a smug, smiling SMIRK on his face. (And wife Melinda smiled too.)

        There’s a reason RFK Jr. has Bill Gates by name right there in the subtitle of his damning book about Fauci.

        • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

          Gates is a monster. A genuine, as bad as any wartime 20th century dictator, monster.
          Because he plays Mr Rogers rather than Lex Luthor, he has the mass millions of minions snowed under. The “kindly,” nerdy billionaire.
          Always a depressing thought that, regarding “muh fellow Americans…”

          • astera August 11, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

            ^this

      • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

        I have no particular reason for thinking this other than gut instinct – although possibly an educated gut instinct – but I think a debate b/n RFK and Trump would surprise people. I think there is a great deal more respect between the 2 than people would believe b/c too many have bought into the narrative told by the media ad nauseum that Trump is a buffoon and RFK is a nut. Neither is either.

        I believe Trump and RFK have great differences but they are substantive ones and ones on the nature of capitalism and the economy. On big things – like our core civil liberties, immigration policy, constitutional order, pulling America out of military adventures overseas and how our trade policy for decades has decimated the middle and working class – they largely agree.

        I think they both have respect for each other too. After all – and too many people either don’t know or forget or ignore this – Trump and RFK and family have run in similar social circles for many many years. RFK is exactly the kind of person that Trump would respect – a largely self-made man who’s not beholden to the DC administrative state and lobbyists – and likely vice versa. I doubt that a debate between the two would see Trump’s signature contempt for virtually all politicians and I think RFK would debate substance intelligently and with poise. I also doubt that either would be drawn in by the kind of unsubstantiated “gotcha” question you posed, Jones. I think they’d want to debate each other on core philosophy and policy. Of course, I may be wrong but I think I’m more right than wrong. It’s also not going to happen, but I would LOVE to see a debate between the two. I think it would be one of the most substanstive, fascinating and eye-opening we’ve seen in presidential politics in a LONG time but would hardly be the train wreck you think.

        • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:44 am #

          Completely and emphatically agree with you, RDC. Right now these are the two main populists we have going from party, and I too would enjoy a head-to-head for all of the reasons you stated. It’s time.

          • Ron Anselmo August 12, 2023 at 1:06 am #

            And then what? It’s worse than a circus. It’s like some horror movie where the carnival barker convinces you to get on the Ferris wheel and then you realize you can never get off.

          • Organist1022 August 12, 2023 at 10:57 am #

            Never mind a head-to-head. That’s the ticket.

        • Billingsgate August 12, 2023 at 10:53 am #

          If Trump makes it back into the WH, look for RFK to head up Trump’s promised investigations into early childhood diseases and deaths. He almost joined Trump’s first administration to oversee vaccination programs until Fauci elbowed his way in.

          • Organist1022 August 12, 2023 at 10:59 am #

            Trump and RFK are ticket – in either order. And throw in a few Mark Robinsons. It’s the last hope before the option no one wants.

        • C.O.Jones August 12, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          Your points are well-put, rundmc, and I will confess that I was not being entirely realistic when I fantasized about a moderator phrasing a question as I did. That’s just one reason I will never be asked to serve as moderator for a presidential debate – sounds like something I would say….

          You’re 100% correct that RFK Jr treats opponents respectfully but I cannot say the same about Trump. I also agree with you on the point that a debate between the two is not likely to happen but I think there is a chance. Biden is clearly on his last legs and it would be a monumental effort on the part of his handlers to shoot him full of enough stimulants to stand him up thru the conclusion of another campaign. They are scrambling to come up with a viable alternative to Kamala and the early money is on Newsom. It is possible Americans would reject the guy who did more to wreck California than anyone in recent memory and might just open the door for RFK Jr.

          I do not think it would be “gotcha” in nature for RFK Jr. to mention the fact that Trump hired him to run the Covid “vaccine” effort, accepted a $1,000,000 check from Pfizer (illegally) and then fired RFK Jr before he could take a single action. He replaced RFK Jr. with Anthony Fauci. Those are facts as stated by RFK Jr himself and if publicly confronted with those facts, I don’t think Trump could hold his composure.

          RFK Jr is also on record as stating the “lockdown” is the exact opposite of recommended procedure in a health crisis. You don’t quarantine the healthy, you quarantine the diseased. RFK Jr also said the “lockdown” created more billionaires than any event in history, moving money from the middle class to the 1%.

          I think RFK Jr has the intellect, the sense of adventure and the testicular fortitude to bring up these points to Trump in public, on stage and face to face. I could be wrong. Trump’s reaction would be noteworthy and potentially priceless, if he didn’t start railing about terrible terrible crooked this that and the other. Forcing Trump to own his actions would be a masterstroke. That’s why I used the pickup truck/rooster analogy (my sincere apologies to roosters the world over.)

          RFK Jr is articulate, intelligent and competent. Trump is none of those things. A debate between them would be decimation, at least. Just my opinion, as always your mileage may vary.

          • Q. Shtik August 12, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

            RFK Jr is articulate, – C. O. Jones

            =========

            I think his speech impediment is a big negative.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 12, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          “In an interview last year with CNN, Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated: “I think (Donald) Trump can be any kind of president he wants. I think he could be the greatest president in history if he wanted to.”

          https://www.timesonline.com/story/opinion/letters/2017/12/15/trump-could-be-greatest-president/16829744007/

          The above quote is hard to find now. If you do a Google search, you keep getting the Snopes article explaining how RFK Jr. didn’t really say what everybody heard him say.

        • Bobby E August 12, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

          rundmc,

          “Neither is either”. I love it and agree. Between Jr and any of the other republicans (other than Trump) running in 2016 I would have voted for him. Being a dem doesn’t automatically make you an enemy. Ah, to find a way that they could work together as equals.

          But we have, what was once referred to as, a “mob run town”. Where the mob runs it all, the mayor and the sheriff are bought and the genpop are essentially powerless to really do anything beyond self-sacrificial acts of resistance. But we now have a mob run country.

    • mary.m August 11, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      That is why they hate him. They’ve suckered half the country into hating Trump & can throw roadblock after roadblock at him.

      RFK cannot be so easily abused or mislead. He knows the inner workings. He knows where many bodies lies & has the connections to find out where tbe rest are.

      And, agree or disagree, we know where he stands. Makes it easier for we the people to correct his course where he’s misguided.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:59 am #

        Yes. I just saw another article by a conservative, that talked about Trump’s divisiveness.

        Trump was NOT divisive. The Republicans worked just as hard as the media to make it appear that way.

        If you look at a map of his win on election night 2016, it is clear just how much of the country he was bringing together.

        I know for fact that in a lot of the areas that went heavily for Trump, the people HATE New Yorkers, particularly New Yorkers from NYNY.

        They put aside their prejudices to elect him.

        Yet people call him divisive.

        • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          Thank you, Beryl. Every single policy position Trump espoused (including those he’d been vocally espousing for decades while not a politician) is supported by a majority of US adults, many of his positions by a vast majority of US adults – of all races, genders and ethnic groups. His positions on immigration, trade policy, US manufacturing, energy control, educational choice, abortion policy (restrictions after first trimester), crime and law and order, military readiness, restraining ourselves from overseas military adventurism, tax and spend, debt control, and on are hugely popular. Obama’s policies, outside of Obama as a person, were hugely unpopular. And, Obama – after campaigning as someone who eschewed identity politics warfare – lept into it full throatedly once President even to taking sides (as President – almost unheard of) on local city police matters and making them federal issues. It’s ALWAYS what they are doing that they accuse others of. Obama and his party – the most divisive in US history since the civil war – accusing Trump and his voters of being divisive….

      • abbybwood August 11, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        The misguided part will be his Zionist position related to Israel.

        Bobby agreed to a sit down interview with Max Blumenthal (they are friends) then he said no then he said yes again.

        Saw yesterday where 400 Israeli academics plus many Palestinians have come together to fight Netanyahu. I would link it but it seems this site doesn’t like linkies.

        And speaking of Democrats suddenly changing, Kucinich is his campaign manager! At one time he had a reasonable position on Israel related to Palestinians.

        • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

          Change the https to httpx and links work. The odd https slips through every now and then, but most often one has to simply trick the code.

        • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:52 am #

          Interesting.

          • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:54 am #

            above intended for abby

      • Organist1022 August 12, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        He’s more than misguided on the climate nonsense.

    • bobfitz03 August 11, 2023 at 10:38 am #

      Both RFK and DJT can visit doom upon the bastards. This is why they are hated. It’s not about party affiliation. It’s about slipping the noose and keeping the party rolling.

      • C.O.Jones August 11, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

        I respectfully disagree bobfitz03.

        Trump had his chance and he responded by appointing nothing but deep-state swamp rats to important office while yelling into a microphone about what these terrible terrible people are doing to his beautiful beautiful country.

        He played us.
        He claims to be the father of the clot-shot. He authorized the “lockdown” that destroyed the middle class business owners.
        He wants to play us again.

        No dice.

        RFK Jr will make a real difference if he can get elected.

        • abbybwood August 11, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          So many snakes in the swamp. So little time.

          Watched Dr. Drew yesterday with Dr. David E. Martin.

          He said Rand Paul had the documents to bury Fauci in his hands and refused to indict Fauci.

          Please watch the interview.

          We are dealing with major criminals at the highest levels. And you are correct about the role Trump played in Covid. Notice no “I was wrong” from him?

          When he had Covid at Walter Reed in October 2020 he received Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine (plus steroids, Vitamin C IV and monoclonal antibodies) and when he was discharged he said he wanted the American people to be allowed the same treatments he got EARLY. Yet he never defended our right to get the protocol he received.

          • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Don’t understand – a Senator cannot “indict” anyone.

          • Mick August 11, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            The lack of teaching civics to at least two generations in public schools is very telling:

            Senators can indict people….Judges can make laws…

            Oh wait, Judges DO make laws now. Ha! They don’t know civics either.

          • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:58 am #

            Wait, what? Rand Paul is refusing to indict Facui?

        • JackStraw August 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

          No single person is going to save us, and it sure won’t be RFK, but I do like his stance on Pharma and the letter agencies.

          I wish him the best of luck, but I have been watching this crap for way too long to think that it’s all going to turn around due to a righteous individual.

          And it isn’t just the US that’s collapsing, but rather all of western civilization, and it’s at the point that it cannot be saved peacefully.

        • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

          Jones – that’s an enormous oversimplification of Trump’s time in office. But, I think you know that. Frankly, Trump’s major failing – despite everything he got done, like raising the economic circumstances of the majority of middle and working class people in this country, redrawing the noxious NAFTA, not starting any wars at all (something no President has done since Carter) – was that he had too much trust in our system still. And, he trusted or didn’t believe that people within our system (including his VP) – while they wouldn’t be happy with his election – would defy every oath they had taken and launch a silent coup or actively try to destroy our entire economy and the world and kill millions just to get him out of office. I can’t actually blame him for not seeing that when first elected.

          While Trump succeeded in many policy areas while in office (Covid notwithstanding, and I know that’s a big one), his likely hugest gift to our nation was and continues to be – by being an open political sacrifice – serving to rip the mask off for so many Americans of how hopelessly immoral, lawless and corrupt our “elite” and the DC Administrative state have become. He won’t make the same mistake next time.

          But, if we were able to have someone like RFK elected, I worry that he wouldn’t fully recognize the vastness of the evil that infects DC and the elite on our coasts and would make the same mistakes in his first term – not truly believing in and preparing against that evil – that Trump made in his first term.

          After all, even when Clinton came into town with his Arkansas posse who had been serving far outside the DC swamp, there was a great deal of hope that he would be able to change the system for the good of us little people. He was relentlessly hounded from Day 1 by the NYT, the WA Post, Republicans and many Dems who thought he and his “hillbilly” crew were interlopers. (Believe me, there were high-level Dem politicians who wept over GHWB losing because – despite being Republican – he was one of their own). And, this was with a guy who was an astute politician and wasn’t even trying to root out the snakes in the system, just trying not to have people overtly enriching themselves on the backs of the middle class.

          So, acting as if Trump was supposed to “CHANGE DC” in 3 years (despite clear evidence that when he saw people were doing the “swamp thing” and leaking or using their positions to boost their own profile, he quickly fired them – which is almost never done in DC) is either naive or just based in your simply despising Trump.

          • Organist1022 August 12, 2023 at 11:21 am #

            Thank you. And thank you again.

            I believe that Trump – although very successful in dealing with the standard “concrete pourers union” brand of corruption, for decades – had NO idea, and was completely unprepared to deal with the outright evil and depravity that drives DC, and the global levels.

            We’re talking people on the possession spectrum. And he outed the whole hideous mess.

            Wasn’t there some “plan” that talked about people having to be “shown” how bad things actually are?

          • C.O.Jones August 14, 2023 at 8:39 am #

            Trump RAN on draining the swamp.

            How can that be accomplished by appointing deep state operatives to every position imaginable?

            I never said he didn’t do some good things but all the good he did with the economy was overshadowed by him continuing the same “print more money” policies and by his sign-off on locking down.

            Trump has been largely successful in pouring gasoline on existing fires and screaming fire.

            We will never agree on these points.

            Peace

      • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

        bobfitz – THIS. There are no parties anymore. There’s just people who are outside the system and want to completely rebuild from the ground up or people inside the system who will stop at nothing to keep their own power and authority.

    • pyrrhus August 11, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      RFK is honest and ready to bust up the Big Pharma vaccine scam…which would cut heavily into the loot for Congress…

  3. NickelthroweR August 11, 2023 at 9:42 am #

    Greetings,

    I’m trying to pretend that there are adults in the room and I’m looking at the consequences of their actions as opposed to what is being said.

    With each inditement, Trump rises in the polls and raises more money for his reelection campaign. Ergo, the Deep State wants him as the Republican frontrunner for 2024.

    If they didn’t want him then they’d send out a different order like they have with RFK Jr. which is to just entirely ignore him. The democrats just pretend that he doesn’t exist while prosecuting Trump for “crimes” that are not real and will not survive through the court system.

    Beyond that, I can not speculate as to what is going on only that the plan is for Trump vs Biden in 2024 as that is the only thing that will draw people out to vote and that vote gives legitimacy to their Banana Republic.

    • sanspeur August 11, 2023 at 10:18 am #

      Agree, all these silly indictments are whipping up the DJT fanatics into a frenzy, as if they really want people to pop off (as did that JB hater did this week and got killed for it)

      As many have speculated, DJT is part of the deep state plan to really push us to a NWO. DJt gets elected, and with all the DJT fanatics will be cheering him on as he introduces more draconian NHW WHO WEF decrees. All will be accepted because he is the returned messiah to MAGA.

      If RFK jr gets traction, I can bet he will get the deep state kennedy treatment.

      Whispers of Michelle Obama (aka big Mike) are happening, and I expect if you don’t vote for him, you are anti-trans.

      God help us all.

      • liber8tor August 11, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        Well said. We never know what to expect when dealing with this crew. I always expect the unexpected.

      • Clarksonfarms August 11, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        It is much simpler than that; the Dems are desperate, and desperate measures are being taken. Don’t neglect the incredible incompetence of this regime.

      • rdswysd4 August 12, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

        I don’t think any president gets in without the seal of approval from whatever forces are running things behind the scenes. And it’s pretty easy to do a bit of research to see that most of the tyrannical crap we’ve endured for decades seems to be set in motion by the so-called “Republicans” and brought home/enforced by the so-called “Democrats”. I’m still of the belief that most of the populace is actually a bit right of center just wanting common sense policies at home and abroad. This makes it super easy to lull the country to sleep under a “Republican” administration as people go on with their lives thinking things are okay, only to be surprised as hell when a “Democrat” administration starts their rule and actually enforces all of the garbage that the “Republican” administration set-up. I’ve been observing this teeter totter for decades now. Sad thing is, it’s nearly impossible to convince people to admit this is going on as long as whatever tyranny that’s being implemented was done by “their guy”. It would be amazing if people would stop focusing on a savior to swoop in and save everyone and everything and start focusing on things they can control in their own lives, their families, and their communities. Loved your comment. Sorry for the rant. 🙂

    • mary.m August 11, 2023 at 10:35 am #

      That thought occurred to me, too. That the blob wants trump as the gop candidate.

      • liber8tor August 11, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        True that. I always had the remote feeling the Trump is not the White Hat people think. What a twisted, sick Web they weave.

        • C.O.Jones August 11, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

          You are 100% correct liber8tor.

          Q: Why would a man dedicated to eradicating something (swamp) do nothing but promote it?

          A: Because he thinks he’s so much smarter than everyone else that they will appreciate him undermining their very existence.

          I want to hear a moderator ask RFK Jr if he would approve a “lockdown” for the next pandemic. Then ask Trump.

          Next question has to be if they would approve a “lockdown” for climate change. If any question makes RFK Jr nervous, I’m thinking that would be the one. I am eager to hear his response.

          • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 11:22 pm #

            I would have hoped that this thread would deal with facts. Trump never advocated for a national “lockdown.” He always said that our system of federalism allowed state government to determine what was best for their states. (I don’t like his trashing of De Santis over how FL acted, but I think that’s just pettiness on his part as he feels De Santis betrayed him for running. And, if nothing else, Trump is eminently human). I traveled across the country in March – July of 2020 and there actually was NO national lockdown. Many states and counties were completely open with no masking. (And, far lower rates of c-19 too). But, let’s be clear that Trump never advocated for or tried to mandate a national lockdown.

    • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      Do you think it will be by 81 million votes again?

    • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      Do not presume that the Administrative State is acting in total coordination or is actually smart. (I use the term “Administrative State” rather than “Deep State.” First, it’s more accurate as these are all bureaucrats acting out of inertia, laziness, incompetence or perpetual self-survival mode. I was one of them for 4 years before I fled; I should know. Also, “Deep State” terminology gives them too much power, like they’re Darth Vadar or something while at the same time making anyone who talks about this cabal of losers seem paranoid). And, NO – the AS doesn’t want Trump to be the Republican nominee. You give them far too much credit in thinking that their risking their own unmasking of exactly how much they despise our Constitutional system and rule of law is some grand plan to get people to actually root for Trump and make him the nominee. When they show you who they are, believe them. They hate Trump and have been trying to get him charged and jailed since he first ran for office in 2015. They are just too dumb and incompetent and have too little of a grasp of the American citizenry outside of NY, DC and LA to know how much their idiocy would backfire.

      • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

        You make a good point about questioning the term “Derp State.” There really are two things that are conflated in that one term. The first is what you have called the “administrative state,” which is indeed incompetent, stupid, inefficient, a big, lumbering, inertial, bureaucratic blob.

        But then, there is the much more malevolent intelligence/national security/black-ops state, operating largely beyond our view, a kind of shadowy, Mafia-like network. These are the people who pulled off a coup against the U.S. government (and us, the citizens) in November 1963, and have been ruling us (and much of the world) ever since.

        I agree with you that “Deep State” originally signified the administrative state, but over the last few years, “Deep State” has come to signify the secret-services state. You are right to point out the confusion, but I think that the change in connotation is pretty entrenched by now. Nowadays, Deep State is the bad guys, and we’ll just have to call the administrative state… well, the administrative state.

        • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

          Heartlander – I completely agree with you about the NS/black-ops behind the scenes cabal. However, I also do not believe that – while they are super scary, murderous and would kill their own grandmother to stay in their seat in Langley – they are all that smart or competent. That’s the one thing that continues to give me hope. Despite the successful assassination of JFK, it was so mishandled and clumsy that they never were able to get most of the US public to truly believe the cover story of Oswald and Ruby. Bay of Pigs was a disaster, more and more people in the US are recognzing exactly what they are – which is certainly not in their game plan – and the attempts to overthrow governments around the world, while initially successful, never stick. They are very dangerous boys with toys, but mostly immature, emotionally stunted, not very bright, mentally small people. It’s why I still have hope for the long term.

      • kendar667 August 11, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

        Good take on it, the Blob hates Trump, plain and simple. Nobody wants to get played or be the naïve fool, but sometimes a duck is just a duck, don’t overthink it.

  4. Alfred August 11, 2023 at 9:46 am #

    “Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FLA) offered a charming plan”

    You mean more ‘gamesmanship,’ when what is called for is to drag them all out of their offices and put them in chains and put them on trial for treason.

    More games for us to watch and debate.

    I don’t want right-wing tyranny any more than I want left-wing tyranny, and now that the right-wing is catching on to the gamesmanship, I fear that is what we’ll face on the next crank of the wheel.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      That’s kind of like what Jesse Kelly keeps warning us about.

      People aren’t going to like who we get next.

      IDK, as long as Goetz is following actual laws, I say more power to him.

      • Yirgach August 11, 2023 at 11:36 am #

        The problem with Gaetz’s plan is that he does need power, which he has admitted is not there. There is no support for his idea which is not surprising. That is the main reason the country is in such a tattered state. If a “strong man” is elected then look out. The housecleaning could work both ways.

    • abbybwood August 11, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

      The problem is no one in Congress is with him.

  5. Irish August 11, 2023 at 9:53 am #

    We have not yet seen how far the Left is willing to go to hold on to power. You’ve got the Obama’s and Susan Rice shadowing Joe and telling him what to say and do, while they are weaponizing our own government against us! I even hesitate to leave comments here and on other conservative forums now, because I wonder when the knock comes to my door. That poor guy murdered in Utah is only the tip of the iceberg. Once the Dems win in November 2024 (and don’t kid yourself, nothing will stop them) this country will be well and truly done. They are prepared to kill Trump and RFK too if it comes down to it. Survival of the fittest has left the physical realm and it’s no longer about how big and strong you are, it’s about who can manipulate the data. No longer can we trust our government, our medical establishments, our media or our education system. It is all being weaponized against us. The nightly news has been turned into one long infomercial for drugs and medications being prescribed for diseases that no one has ever heard of. Yes, we are well and truly screwed and no amount of optimism is going to fix it.

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    • Mick August 11, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      “We have not yet seen how far the Left is willing to go to hold on to power.”

      Or a long-term plan to take and hold power forever with their CCP allies perhaps?

      -Between April and June 2023, officials in Fresno, California, discovered at least 20 potentially infectious agents, such as HIV and Malaria, as well as mice genetically-engineered to carry COVID-19, at an “unlicensed” laboratory in Reedley, California, operated by Prestige Biotech Inc. (PBI), the successor of defunct Universal Meditech Inc. (UMI), according to court records.

      -PBI and UMI’s executives appear to share the same names and addresses with one of the lab’s Chinese pharmaceutical suppliers, business filings show.

      – “There could be dozens — maybe even hundreds — of these labs that we don’t even know about,” Brandon Weichert, author of “Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life,” told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

      dailycaller.com/2023/08/04/illegal-biolab-discovered-in-california-tied-to-chinese-medical-firms/?pnespid=vOh4FzZaK6ccwPXY_DfkEs_A7xejW4F3KLSyxbRtsUNmTjpinNMRjf5y8gJMD38pLZEmInP4rg

      (I keep thinking of the Deagle Report’s forecast of a 60% or so reduction in population in the US by the end of 2025. Fewer people are definitely easier to control, plus there are all these guns in the US. Can’t shoot them if dead. I’m sure the Chinese language has a comparable word for “Lebensraum”).

      • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        Well, there was that leaked video from a couple decades ago of a high-up officer in the Chinese defense ministry talking about the ultimate goal being possession of the North American landmass — with the North American peoples eliminated from it.

        • Anthea August 12, 2023 at 2:18 am #

          @ Heartlander:

          I suspect that’s the long-term plan. There are reportedly a lot of military-age Chinese men coming across the southern border. California and the west coast in general would be quite the prize–if the population were mostly eliminated. What China needs–perhaps above all–is agricultural land and, secondarily, mineral resources. Initially, I think they might be more interested in Mexico than most of the rest of the US.

          The question is, how to get rid of the people? I’d say that direct military confrontation would be a dumb way to do it. So one possibility, re California, is to wait for the dollar to become worthless, at which point much of the urban population would kill each ofther off, and many of the rest would flee. The drug cartels, which, for all practical purposes, are Chinese employees, would be no hindrance. They could even be useful.

          Another possibility is an EMP strike–or an engineered grid failure, or both. (No water.) Or a combination of grid failure with a collapsing dollar. So China buys up the whole place and makes loans to whoever is nominally governing the place (IMF style), rendering them puppets. (They probably already are.) Nobody actually admits that California has become a Chinese-controled country.

          But this is just novel-writing and not something to be taken too seriously.

          • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            Twenty years ago I warned people the Chinese military could infiltrate America via Mexico, and could use the Panama Canal Zone they own as a base for short-range nuclear missiles. I was called an idiot, a conspiracy theorist, and worse. Chinese men are swarming across the Mexican border. Have the ChiComms also based missiles in Panama? And, if so, would the media and the Washington weasels tell Americans about the peril?

      • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

        Much closer to home, methinks: httpx://www.zerohedge.com/political/newsom-funded-chinese-covid-lab-known-bidens-fda

    • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      The guy in Utah served as an example to the rest of us.

      Remember the FBI ignoring it when the kids in Florida tried to get someone to do something about a dangerous classmate?

      In the case in Utah, it wasn’t even their job, it was the Secret Service’s job to investigate the seriousness of the threats.

      Right now in the courts there are important battles over free speech being fought, and the Biden administration is showing us how they deal with speech they don’t like- shoot first and ask questions later.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        I missed the story about the guy in Utah.

        Does anyone have a link?

        • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          A 75 year old man who was basically an invalid was visited by authorities for mouthing off online about Biden, saying things about killing him, geezer-a-geezer. Stupid, stupid shit. A few days later, an FBI wetworks team showed up, went inside to “investigate,” shots were fired, and the guy died. They took his body outside to rot in the sun before somebody finally called to say there was a corpse outside. There’s talk that the Feebs tossed the place after they killed him.

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            There’s talk that the Feebs tossed the place – Unc Bob

            =========

            1. What is a Feeb?

            2. What does “tossed the place” mean? Perhaps, left the place in great disorder?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 11, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

            Q –

            Feebs is FBI.

            And yes, Tossed the place means ransacked/searched.

          • Islander August 11, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            OMG.

      • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        I don’t know about you, but between arresting someone at a Pride parade for reading from the bible and this, if there is any doubt in anyone’s mind that we no longer live in a free country, this should dispell it.

        • Grandpa August 11, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

          tuc… Sadly, violence is the only thing that will make them see sense. I know that is often unpopular and unpleasant to contemplate, but “they” have played the long game for decades. Some say we need to catch up… but that is a fool’s errand. Best to harden your hearts and steel your souls. The fact is, we’ve got a fight coming… let’s win
          ..

          • Woodchuck August 12, 2023 at 11:28 am #

            All this brave talk in here about “a fight coming” will end after TPTB screw things up to the point that the big trucks stop running, the electric grid becomes unreliable, and food becomes unavailable. This can happen very quickly because the system we have in place all depends on a very vulnerable and high tech energy consuming system of interlocking machines and businesses that produce and deliver food. It all depends on those food factories and industrial farms having working business models. Once those models fail – we all die – simple as that. And the survivors will most assuredly be fighting and murdering each other over food. One story a now deceased relative enjoyed telling about WWII in Germany – about ow her next neighbor was killed duriing a robbery involving a sack of potatoes and some eggs. There won’t be a Marshall plan set up to bail us all out and feed us post catastrophe.

        • Creekwood August 11, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

          What “free country” have you been living until now?

      • Phineas August 11, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        All the threats against Trump when he was president were not acted upon by the SS or FBI.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 11, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

          I’m not usually one to ask for documentation, but I doubt that could be true.

    • stelmosfire August 11, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      All captured on video

      Kathy Griffin olds up a picture of Trump’s severed head.

      Madonna, ” I’ve dreamed of burning down the Whitehouse.”

      Robert Deniro,” I’m going to punch Trump in the face.”

      Johnny Depp,” He needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,”

      crickets

      or,

      Craig D. Robertson disabled 75 YO air force vet posts some obscure social media crap

      “I hear Biden is coming to Utah. Digging out my old ghille suit and cleaning the dust off the m24 sniper rifle. Welcome, buffoon-in-chief!”

      FBI shoots him dead

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        And then Kathy Griffin goes on to complain and whine that she has lasting PTSD from the backlash from doing that.

        This is what it’s come to.

        What a fucking clown world.

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 11:57 am #

        Two Minutes Of Hate, updated.

        youtube.com/watch?v=7yYplnEkbqU

    • Cavepainter August 11, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks for expressing what seems to be the ever-narrowing option for conclusions.

    • Ron Anselmo August 11, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      “I even hesitate to leave comments here and on other conservative forums now, because I wonder when the knock comes to my door.” ~ Irish

      Congratulations Irish, you’re on the road to self-censorship – just what they want, doing their work for them.

      Continuing to exercise my First Amendment right, I say fuck them!

      Go ahead, go quietly into the night.

      I repeat. Fuck them! Over.

      • King of Comedy August 11, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

        And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.

        Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

        • Ron Anselmo August 11, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

          “We didn’t love freedom enough.” ~ Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

          In our collective subconscious, we probably already realize we are not free – hard to pinpoint when – but freedom has long since been lost in “the land of the free”. Maybe that has to do with the lack of fire in people’s hearts.

          We still have – or think we have – too much to lose. They can take everything I have, but when they come for my family, they had better look the fuck out. Hell hath no fury…Security operatives will rue the day.

    • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

      No, we have not seen how far they will go, although the extremes visited upon us during the lockdown phase gave us more than an inkling of their tactics.
      ““There is only one way to explain this shambles: Every one of these crises traces back to the Democratic Party’s obsession with taking and holding power more or less indefinitely to suit its hubristic, end-of-history “narrative” of righteous liberal triumph.” — Patrick Lawrence

      I think what obviously happened to Seth Rich serves too as a guidepost to Dem party “limits,” if such that political assassination could and should be called.

    • rdswysd4 August 12, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

      Totally get what you’re saying, but if we get scared to speak our mind and share our opinion, they’ve won. We need to muster as much courage as possible at this time in history. I wonder what would have happened if those who signed our founding documents would have been too scared. They signed those documents even though many of the signers were threatened with death if they dared to. It’s scary to live at this point in history, but hopefully our courage will provide a chance (be it ever so slim) that our next few generations won’t have to live in a hard tyranny. I don’t have a death wish, but I’d rather be dead than to live in the hellscape that’s being pushed upon us. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let this happen to my young family members without a fight in the infoscape. Again, I definitely get what you’re saying. Take heart and stay strong and courageous. There really are worse things than death.

  6. Greg Knepp August 11, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech…”

    I’m no lawyer but I can read. Yes, you can say whatever you like, but you can also be held responsible for the consequences of what you have said. Slander, fraud, conspiracy, extortion, even armed robbery; all these vile acts and more begin with the spoken word….”Stick ’em up or I’ll blow you away!” – speech.

    As always, context is everything.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      Do you have a point?

      • Greg Knepp August 11, 2023 at 10:27 am #

        Yes, Trump can and, apparently, will be held legally responsible for the mayhem his lies have spawned…simple!

        • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 10:50 am #

          But nobody else will, or more realistically, nobody democrat will.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 11:04 am #

          A political candidate’s or officeholder’s right to speak freely was the reason for the First Amendment.

          The government may not censor political speech. Period.

          • Greg Knepp August 11, 2023 at 11:36 am #

            Neither I nor the 1st Amendment is suggesting censorship. The justice department and the courts are not asking for censorship, merely legal accountability for real damages.

            Nothing that Trump has said has ever been censored – he continues to spew fictious nonsense, even now when he is under numerous criminal indictments. Twitter and a few other outlets have banned him or at least tried to reign him in. But the 1st Amendment does not regulate what a private or corporate player must or must not publish. It restrains Congress – and NO other entity!

            This is not complicated.

          • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

            Well said, Gregg. The Communists (fake of course) use their Capitalist running dog lackeys to do their dirty work for them. It’s one System, heads and tails.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            The courts are attempting to punish him for exercising his right to free speech.

            This is not complicated.

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

            Well said, Gregg. – Jar

            ===========

            What the hell is wrong with you? The commenter you are praising is named Greg Knepp. Greg ends with one g, not two.

          • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

            Q likes John Bolton! Q likes Cookies Nuland! They both water their lawn and feed their pets.

        • tlauria August 11, 2023 at 11:13 am #

          Do you mean after he told the crowd to protest peacefully and patriotically? Don’t those words matter?

          • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            Of course not. Trump said it, so therefore it’s a threat or a lie — at least to fascist and communist revolutionaries.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            Do not forget, Twitter censored the President shortly after that.

        • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          Oh, fuck. Another Democrat stooge.

          Look, Junior, you bastatds have fomented insurrection against the federal government since at least the Nullification Crisis ca. 1830. You seceded in 1860-61, and you lost. Since then, you’ve done everything short of sending people to mass gas chambers (which actually has been suggested by Emory Thomas, and probably others) in order to steal control of our government and return us all to involuntary servitude a la the Old South and its predecessor, feudalism. You people lie, piss, moan, throw tantrums, murder cops and others, bribe and extort officials — in short, you’ll do anything to gain absolute power. And if it takes destroying Trump and all of his supporters in order to gain and retain power, you will do it — in fact, you’ve done it for as long as your racist piece of shit party has existed.

          Hillary, John Kerry, and others say they lost fixed elections, and are lionized; Trump says it, and it’s the biggest lie ever told. Hypocrites, thugs, cheats, subversives, and liars– that’s all you fuckers are.

          • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            You think the Democrats believe the same things that they believed back during the Civil War. Hilarious.

            As if rule by a landed White Aristocracy is the as rule by Bankers and Black lesbian mayors.

          • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            Don’t hold anything back, Uncle Bob. Tell us how you REALLY feel.

          • Cavepainter August 11, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

            Oh what, Uncle? Now I have to post this again to square how history has been tapered to meet narrative.

            My first philosophy professor was a PhD from the Sorbonne in Paris (also member of the French Underground fighting the occupying Germans). He never stopped inveighing against American’s self-exalting editing (re-writing essentially) of the issues that led to our Civil War, pointing out that Tolstoy in Russia — like all European noble folks who’d been “titled” land— was essentially no different from the US’s plantation owners in the period before our so called “War to End Slavery”.

            For all of us students who’d read Upton Sinclair’s 1905 published novel “The Jungle”, he had to lead us to connect how Harriot Beecher Stow’s 1852 published “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was really a virtue signal (not his label) of its time that gave cover to the fact that in the industrializing north the land-dispossessed poor and uneducated flood of immigrants out of Europe suffered conditions often worse than what Negros suffered in the south because in the South (as characterized by Margarette Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” and Samuel Clemens’s writings) the 3-4 generations relationship between owner/slave families was commonly more similar to kindred, explaining why “chattel” were often better clothed, housed and fed than poor White’s off the plantation.

            Tolstoy (who liked to dress up theatrically as proletariat to work in the fields with them), as with all of titled families in Europe, could expel commoners who’d occupied the acreage for centuries.

            A century without plague resulted in swelled European population crowding into cities like described by Dickens in his 1847 book “A Christmas Carol” (the last paragraph of the book describes the transformed Scrooge “….as good a master as one could want”). In the 1938 British movie of JB Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion” (Hollywood’s 1956 “My Fair Lady”) Liza Dolittle’s father addresses Dr. Higgins and Colonel Pickering as “Governor’s both”, acknowledging that his commoner lot in 20th Century England remained less than “equal”, though legally a “freed man”.

            Sinclair’s book had more to do with actually ending conditions of slavery; eventuating legislation that ended child labor, legalization of labor unions, agencies to enforce workplace safety and, finally (not until the 1940s) enacting laws which criminalized companies hiring goons to brutalize striking workers. In other words, effecting legal balance against hegemonic economic, political and class power.

            The book’s public impact compelled President Teddy Roosevelt’s administration to nudge forward the four decades legal slog toward true worker class emancipation.

            Emphatically, a clarion rebuke to Lincoln’s meretricious excuse for invading and destroying the South’s agricultural culture, an atrocity carried out with an army of which a great proportion comprised newly arrived European poor who’d been lured {recruited} by issue of desperately needed clothes (uniform) and avoidance of starvation. If Lincoln hadn’t opted for war to prevent the South’s secession there’d likely be no Lincoln Memorial.

            Stowe’s book was written and first published in her hometown of Cincinnati, terminus of the “underground railroad”. A little understanding of how the owner/manager class of the industrializing North was using the flood of Negros from the South to break unionizing efforts lends understanding of why two of the largest pre-Civil War riots against the “Road to Freedom” occurred in Cincinnati.

            The expression “Wage Slave” is credited to the American writer and associate of Sinclair, Jack London, but in actuality it was coined by Southern Plantation owners pre-Civil War, horrified in witness to the horrible working conditions that Sinclair was decrying in the next century.

            As history repeatedly shows, selective strands pulled from the dense fabric of history allow demagogues to build a “narrative” justifying concentration of power. The French and Russian revolutions most particularly illustrate how the wobble can stabilize to extreme of “left” or “right” — even alternatively if history’s lessons aren’t headed or get “Cancelled”.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

            Speaking of beliefs and the civil war, I think this tweet illustrates some of what we are up against:

            Asked a young person (16 yr old American born and raised), why we celebrate July 4th and they didn’t know. They asked, ‘Does it have to do with like the Civil War or something?’

            https://twitter.com/seanonolennon/status/1676288948447113216?s=20

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            And besides all that Bob, Trump is a big poopy head.

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

            Margarette Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” – Cavepainter

            =========

            Margaret

            Also, Harriot s/b Harriet

          • JackStraw August 11, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            Thank you. Democrats live in an alternate reality where their views are the only acceptable one along with their incredibly distorted version of history.

            The latest version of them may be the worst, as they support the genital mutilation of children, sexual exploitation of children, open borders, and the complete destruction of western civilization.

          • Cavepainter August 11, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

            Thanks, Shtik, but damn, my grade point just dropped.

          • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

            Noteworthy from Cavepainter
            ” …. an atrocity carried out with an army of which a great proportion comprised newly arrived European poor who’d been lured {recruited} by issue of desperately needed clothes (uniform) and avoidance of starvation.”

            Just throw in again earned citizenship for military service and today’s southern border crossers for ‘European poor’ and voila— history repeats—and soon enough, I’ll forecast.

          • Q. Shtik August 12, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

            August 11, 2023 at 11:58 am #

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

            Great rant, Bob!

          • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            Cavepainter, please don’t try to patronize me with patently obvious things such as historical revisionism. Wooo, the cause if the Civil War was oversimplified for political reasons. No shit.

            You had a prof who went to the Sorbonne. Congratulations. That and eight devalued dollars will get you a Starbucks coffee.

            To state the obvious to you and the occasionally sentient Jarek, my post was about the hypocritical, lying adherents of the Party of Evil and their never-ending efforts to fundamentally transform America from a land of opportunity into the land of the freaks and the home of slaves, whether via actual pre-1865 slavery, welfare, or what have you. Don’t like my opinion? Too damn bad. BTW, the GOP is barely better than the Dems; if you’re lucky, maybe someday I’ll go off on the Party of Stupidity, but not today.

        • rundmc August 11, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

          What lies? And, who decides what’s a lie?

        • studejack August 11, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

          It’s against which federal statute to “cause mayhem with lies,” exactly?

          I would appreciate chapter and verse.

        • Grandpa August 11, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

          gee, thanks for chiming in, Greg. But remember- it’s he who fucks last, in the game of “fuckfuck”

    • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      You shouldn’t have to be a lawyer to understand what free speech is.

      Your problem is that you listen to msm and think that giving a speech about the stolen election is illegal because some people were rioting a mile away WHILE the speech was going on.

      That makes no sense at all. Maybe your lack of reading comprehension goes along with a lack of temporal or causal effects.

      I leave this two minutes of hate speech for you to watch and ponder.

      .youtube.com/watch?v=7yYplnEkbqU

      • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        Culture is upstream of politics. The Left gleefully recites how you can say anything you like – and how you will be cancelled for doing so.

        They won the Culture War after all. The Capitalists will fire people at their behest.

        And Cult is upstream of Culture…..

    • Nick Reynolds August 11, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

      You probably wouldn’t recognize the First Amendment is you saw it. You certainly don’t understand it or the concept of “federalism,” having state governments and a federal government. The First Amendment states, “Congress (where all law making power resides) shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech . . . .” The federal government cannot make a law in certain areas, among them speech. The Espionage Act is such a law and is, therefore, unconstitutional
      But the First Amendment says nothing about States. Defamation laws, for example, are state laws. They don’t violate the First Amendment. States are perfectly capable of handling speech issues. We don’t need or desire the federal government to make any laws regarding speech.

    • Hereward the Woke August 12, 2023 at 6:01 am #

      And the Deep State always supplies the “context”

  7. badberries August 11, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny that it exists. I. Asimov

  8. Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:18 am #

    I knew it was going to be good today, the instant I saw the title.

  9. MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Neither Matt Gaetz or RFK, Jr. are coming to save us. We don’t have rule of law any longer, and I’m wondering why that seems to be so hard for people to understand. I always appreciate Jim’s optimism, but at this point, what we are going to deal with in the near future is another sudden lockdown using the threat of climate change as justification, with new health care dictats thrown in to scare people into them.

    Those very real threats are not being opposed by RFK, Jr. or Trump, or this new up-and-coming Indian Republican who was groomed in the WEF.

    It’s going to have to come from us, when we finally decide no more of this bullshit. But people don’t want to do that, we want to instead enjoy the last days of our disappearing luxuries and focus on holding on to what we have – at least those in the know.

    Those not in the know are busy being infantilized to the nth degree, distracting themselves with porn, Barbie movies, drugs & alcohol, identifying as a queer while posting endless selfies of themselves using filters to make them look like the movie stars, their minds completely taken over by the wokie indoctrination of the past 50 years.

    There is no subpoena that will be followed. Do we forget what happened when Turd Blossom was subpoenaed? He just threw it in the trash. That’s how it works. Who’s going to remove Garland when he does the same?

    • JohnAZ August 11, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Well stated, MQ.

      The real person at fault is Joe Average American who has turned into a socialistic gimme nebbish that has lost its mind.

      How can anyone keep electing people whose main doctrine is the destruction of Constitutional America? Insanity unto treason.

      No one is going to get removed by anybody. The vote is cancelled by corruption, and the Deep State Uniparty corrupts any sort of opposition to the Liberal policies. Impeachment is a political joke.

      Optimism is dead. To have any form of optimism, you must have hope and faith in the future. One of the main objectives of the DNC is the destruction of hope in American republicanism, known as MAGA. Faith is the future based on God is hard as God is not “on the side” of a nation of perverts.

      Why does everyone refer to the “Z” impeachment as Impeachment number one, as I recall, Impeachment number one was the Mueller Russia, Russia, Russia fiasco and “Z” was a 2019 late prelude to Covid, impeachment two.

      • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:19 am #

        So,JAZ, how would you get the masses to face reality before everything breaks down? Just asking.

        • JohnAZ August 11, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          IMHO, you cannot except by allowing the uniparty state fail.

          Very painful, and undetermined what comes next.

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        No John, Mueller was not an impeachment.

        Impeachment Number One was the UKraine one, in which Congress spent weeks pontificating without once mentioning just why it was so evil to hold up millions of dollars of weapons to Ukarine.

        Why did Ukraine need so many weapons? Who were they Killing?

        How do you hold an impeachment without ever mentioning that the Kiev regime was killing its own people in Donbass?

        Damn! We live in a controlled society.

        Impeachment Number Two was after Trump had already left office, which was equally stupid, because impeachment is a way to remove people from office, period.

        We live in an idiot society, which is why they can get away with such idiocy.

        • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

          There are reports that weapons we’ve sent to Z are turning up in the Middle East and Africa. Wait. I thought they need money and weapons because they’re fighting for their lives? And Biden wants to give them another $24+Bn gift basket?

          • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            Way back in 2015 or 2016, before the censorship of social media started, I saw a hilarious video on YouTube.

            It was ISIS opening a shipment of arms from Ukraine, but the weapons were defective.

            I don’t speak Arabic, but you didn’t need to speak Arabic to see how furious they were. I think they might have been cursing.
            I don’t know about weapons either, but my ex-Marine friend said that the guns were missing a part.
            He thought the video was pretty funny also.

            You can’t find it now, of course. The Democrats hauled the social media executives in front of Congress and openly threatened them, back in 2017.
            Now the censorship is overwhelming.

            But anyway, Ukraine was already selling the weapons Obama sent them, way back then.

          • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

            Hell, one of the Mexican border drug cartels was spotted with a Javelin anti-tank missile just a few months back.

        • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          What does impeach even mean? To censor? It certainly doesn’t mean anything serious any more if it ever did.

          It sounds like it means to throw out of office, but evidently not.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            It must be another word that the definition of has been changed, without us knowing.

            I saw someone saying that we are going to have to change the definition of sanctuary as well, Mayor Adams has been complaining so much about all the problems cause by the sanctuary he gave so many illegal aliens.

          • Greg Knepp August 11, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            “Censor: To officially examine and suppress any parts of a written or artistic work that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.”

            This is the dictionary definition. It has NOT changed, and, under this definition, nothing that Trump has ever said or written has been censored by any government entity.

          • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            senate.gov

            Impeachment

            If a federal official commits a crime or otherwise acts improperly, the House of Representatives may impeach—formally charge—that official. If the official subsequently is convicted in a Senate impeachment trial, he is removed from office.

            Jarek: Seems like the last part has been deleted and it just means censor at this point. Removing someone from office is scary for them because they could be next.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            “to prevent part or the whole of a book, film, work of art, document, or other kind of communication from being seen or made available to the public, because it is considered to be offensive or harmful, or because it contains information that someone wishes to keep secret, often for political reasons:

            The book was heavily censored when first published.

            Is it possible to censor the internet?”

            https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/censor

          • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            We were talking about the word “impeach”, but Greg jumped tracks and Beryl prefers this track, apparently.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            you were talking about the meaning of words, and you said “censorship”, Jarek.

            Which is what I talked about too.

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:06 am #

            No I was talking about the word, “impeach” and questioned whether it only meant to censor. According to the link I found, my fears were right on target.

            I wasn’t talking about “censorship” per se, though of course that is a worthy subject in itself.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            “Jarek: Seems like the last part has been deleted and it just means censor at this point. ”

            We were talking about impeachment, AND censorship, AND the changing definition of words.

            At least I thought we were.

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            I was talking about impeachment and how it now only seemed to mean to censure – and this is the word I should have used all along (sorry), as in to reprimand. So the fault is partly mine.

            In any case, I was right. Indeed “impeach” used to mean the House putting the person on trial and if found guilty, REMOVING them.

          • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

            Jarek, an impeachment is essentially the same thing as an indictment, but it’s done in the political arena rather than the criminal courts. Someone who’s convicted after being impeached is removed from office, and no longer enjoys the power and advantages derived from housing an officeholder. A censure is a lesser punishment, sort of like having a negative report put in your permanent employment record.

          • Jarek August 13, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

            Yes, impeach has been collapsed into censure since no one is put on trial anymore and then removed.

    • SW August 11, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      MSM is still stonewalling as much as possible the overwhelming evidence of Biden’s involvement in grift. If he’s actually impeached, the news will be spun as a payback for Trump’s impeachment and not as real evidence of selling out. And just like Trump, the trial would be in the Senate and Biden wouldn’t be removed. Biden is here to stay until the drugs no longer work.

      Remember how it was widely expected the Republicans were going to have sweeping majorities in the House in the 2022 elections? They barely have a majority.

      Another lockdown is in the works but will be much harder to enforce after the exposure of all the lies told during the pandemic. People will be harder to convince that it’s an international emergency. What does worry me (sorry to sound like a drama queen) is another lab virus released that targets the young and healthy, like the Spanish flu of 1918.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        We really need to stop referring to them as “media” at all.
        It is state propoganda.
        Greenwald’s recent “System Update” podcast included an interview with a Hollywood type. He provided examples of how even mainstream films are often vetted and approved by the “deep state”, even influencing a recent Gozilla film where they objected over a Japanese Hiroshima survivor lamenting the dead.

        The intelligence agencies, the FBI, the MIC, the pentagon have their tentacles in every medium you consume from TV to film to newspapers to social media.
        We can’t believe that people in China are shielded from “news” of the world when we are oblivious to the state “curated” information bombarding us day-in and day-out.

        • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          Yes, media (culture!) is upstream of politics. What they say is the narrative, what passes as truth.

          When the Koreans were outraged by a Hollywood comedy about assassinating Kim, they had every right to be.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

          Good point. I hate referring to them as media, as they really ARE the deep state’s propaganda mouthpieces. We should refer to them as such.

      • stelmosfire August 11, 2023 at 11:38 am #

        We’re under a “State of Emergency” here in MA. Marshall Law, National Guard in the street, curfews, etc. All because we invited a bunch of illegals in and they actually showed up for the party. We’re being asked to welcome them into our homes because our asshole Governor has nowhere to put them. Being an empty-nester I have lots of space. I’m looking to get a cute 21 YO housekeeper/cook and a couple strong backed grunts for painting, roofing, and concrete work. They’ll work for a bed and a sandwich I guess.

        • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          Makes a lot of sense, ste. Could you see if the housekeeper has a slightly older sister?

          • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            I’d ask, too, but my wife might object.

          • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            I’m picturing Costanza with the office cleaning lady

            “Next thing I knew she was mopping the floor with me!”

        • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          Be careful, they might send you a 30 year old guy who identifies as a girl.

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          It will be fine and dandy until one of them shivs you in your sleep and steals your stuff.

      • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        “Biden is here to stay until the drugs no longer work.”
        ——-

        LOL! Sad but true!

    • Subsidiarean August 11, 2023 at 11:28 am #

      If any kind of resistance is futile, all that’s left is self-implosion and a long, slow burnout of the wickedry. We come full circle back to JHK

    • Hereward the Woke August 11, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      Spot on, Mary. There are no solutions coming from DC. Only more trouble and strife.

    • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      RFK Jr. agrees with, even promulgates the lie that “the earth is on fire, and we’re all going to die soon.”

      • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        He thinks we can solve it through the free markets now.

        I have heard it said that professional salesmen are often the ones who get the lousiest deals on buying a new car.

        I don’t know why a conspiracy theorist like RFK doesn’t see right through that climate scam.

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

          He knows.

          • Anthea August 12, 2023 at 3:31 am #

            Yup.

    • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

      “what we are going to deal with in the near future is another sudden lockdown using the threat of climate change as justification, with new health care dictates thrown in to scare people into them.”

      Yep. Covid set the precedent. You must injure your own body — diminish your oxygen with masks, deprive yourself of fresh air and sunshine and needed social interaction, and take an experimental genetic injection — all “for the good of others.”

      Well, “climate change” comes from “too many people on the earth.” Therefore — “FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS” — you will be required to comply with contraception, abortion, and sterilization MANDATES. And just as with the Covid “vaccines,” you will be required to show a certification of this compliance in order to have a job, bank account, and access to medical care, educational institutions, public venues, etc.

      The people behind the Covid op — Gates, Soros, Schwab, et al. — are all “climate change” fanatics. And they are all OBSESSED with “overpopulation,” as seen in their writings and speeches over a span of DECADES.

      So it’s obvious what the next phase of their plan is. But am I the only person to whom this is obvious?

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        No, lots of us can see it quite clearly.

        They have already started conflating “covid” (pandemics in general) with climate change.

        I actually remember when they started that! Way before the Covid Hoax. There were many stories about how as the world “thawed” where it shouldn’t, all these scary viruses were going to escape and kill us. Anyone else remember that?

        I do believe that was the first test, to see what we’d buy. It didn’t get that far, apparently.

        • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

          I remember that. I have friends who fell for it.

          I tried to tell them that viruses need living hosts, and if a Neanderthals thaws, there is no more chance of the virus that killed it coming back to life than there is the Neanderthal coming back to life.

          True Believers don’t believe that. Plus, it isn’t just human viruses they think will get them, it’s any generic virus that happened to be around back then. Dumb as rocks, they are.

          On the other hand, the US did dig up a victim of the 1918 flu, and replicate that virus.
          For defense reasons, of course. Why would anyone think otherwise?

          • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

            Yeah, they had a good number with which to work, permafrost is an excellent medium. Interesting coincidence that their chosen corpses were in the general area of where Oppenheimer and the other “Firecracker Boys” wanted to dredge out a new major harbor on Alaska’s NW coast. Using nukes.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

            LOL, that is hilarious. Not the 1918 replication (which I’m not sure I buy either) but the Neanderthal viruses.

            Hilarious.

          • DaveO907 August 12, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

            Actually it was Edward Teller who wanted to do “Project Chariot.”

            “Alaskan political leaders, newspaper editors, the state university’s president, even church groups all rallied in support of the massive detonation. Congress had passed the Alaska Statehood Act just a few weeks before. An editorial in the July 24, 1960 Fairbanks News-Miner said, “We think the holding of a huge nuclear blast in Alaska would be a fitting overture to the new era which is opening for our state.”

            httpx://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chariot

        • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

          Oh, I think lots of people see that “climate change” lockdowns are coming soon. Where I generally lose people is when I point out that just as we were mandated to get masked and injected “for the common good,” we will be MANDATED to be contracepted, aborted, and sterilized “for the common good.”

          People tune me out on this last point because “it can’t happen here.” But the last three years have shown us just how quickly people will roll over and mutilate their own bodies and those of their children when government authorities touting “the science” tell them to. “For the good of others,” of course.

          My point is that a line was crossed, a precedent was set, with Covid: the idea that you do NOT have a right to personal bodily autonomy, that you are no longer sovereign over your own person, that the government has the right to FORCE you to harm yourself, all for the sake of dealing with some “emergency” as defined by that government.

          • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

            I think that the GMO injectables are a form of birth control.

            Supposedly, births are down.

          • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

            All things considered, we’re not too far off from Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge’s “Year Zero.” Pretty much expecting it.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

            Yes, we no longer have a right to protect our own bodies from forceable injections, etc. Think about it though, we haven’t for what, 70 years? When did mandatory vaccines begin?

            We now know that the ones they give children actually harm them and that kids are supposed to get stuff like chicken pox and mumps to help build their immune systems. We used to know that in the 1960s, but now most believe that a shot keeps you from ever being sick from anything.

            Utter madness.

    • Creekwood August 11, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

      Nobody is coming to save anybody.

  10. stonned August 11, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    ” Impeaching Mr. Garland would surely have a salutary influence on America’s current troubled mental state. And it would be a grand prelude to the more consequential impeachment of “Joe Biden” for selling out his country, a kind of political electroshock therapy for the Democratic Party, leaving them finally clear-headed enough to nominate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in the coming election of 2024.”

    The ENTIRE system of government (democratic republic) in this joint has reached a TERMINAL condition. 247 years ago, the “republic” was birthed by the BLOOD and GUTS of MEN who determined it was preferable to “Live Free or Die”.

    250 years is about the “average” time any type of government can survive, due to the incessant corruption which builds to a crescendo and then explodes. The corruption runs deep and wide, like a malignancy that has spread to EVERY level of this “society”.

    This time, as ALWAYS, the RICHEST and MOST POWERFUL are, like VULTURES, circling overhead, and waiting for their WEAK prey to fall to its knees…..whereupon…..

    YOU WILL OWN NOTHING AND BE HAPPY
    (or else).

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  11. MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    That RFK, Jr. has already (without being pressed) announced his allegiance to Israel/zionists is being completely ignored by his supporters. I didn’t realize how many of them are AIPAC supporters.

    • tlauria August 11, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      Oh. I guess that takes care of Jr. as any kind of an answer.

      • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

        His climate alarmism and outspoken desire to terminate anyone who disagrees with his environmental extremism took care of that for me.

    • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      Did you see all the news about the Memphis Hebrew School shooting?

      Of course you didn’t.
      It can’t help their cause. He wasn’t white, anti-semitic, a MAGA, nationalist supremacist.

      Nope. He is Jewish, a former student. Pissed off and violent.
      He can’t help the cause, and the media can’t go anywhere with the story.

      Now imagine if he were not. Holy hell! We’d be hearing about all sorts of -cisms, -isms, Trump, guns, reublicans… etc, etc.

      What does this have to do with RFK: media exposure and $. If you don’t come out with them you are against them and you get no press and you get no dough.

      Make no mistake. This isn’t a charge on an entire swath of people, but it is a charge on a subset who wield unprecedented control.

      • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        What’s happening in Israel? Have they lost the freedom of the Judges? The story was abruptly dropped.

        • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          I think Bibi won, so that ended the rancor for now.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

        I am aware of that & why RFK, Jr. is just as beholden to them as any other politician at a high level, as was Trump.

      • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        ^this

  12. Miss Demeanor August 11, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    The whole “war” in Ukraine was frantically cobbed together to cover up all the illegal bio-labs, opium smuggling and sex-trafficking, followed by the obvious kickbacks hoovered up by the multiple congress people that swept through for photo ops with that dwarf comedian/gay disco dancer after arranging BILLIONS in aid.
    Can we please see the flight records where those congressional planes stopped off in Switzerland on the way back to US?
    There must have been a blurb in the Variety magazine classified section: Biz op for faded A-listers! Appear in Ukraine and shake hands with puppet for $1M!
    This is just the same Viet Nam racket on steroids.

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      This need to hide the many types of shenanigans that were ongoing in the Ukraine.is surely a factor in the USA’s refusal to negotiate with Putin/RF in Dec. 2021 regarding a security structure and instead leaving him basically no choice but to start the SMO.

      Russians discovering the biolabs is kind of like the Red Army being the first to see Auschwitz.

      Shenanigans list:
      ##Biolabs
      ##Nazi ideology –>> genocide of Russian speakers
      ##Biden family grift
      ##Other US politicos’ grfit
      ##Zelensky grift
      ##Zelensky status as MI6 agent
      ##Sale of Ukr agricultural lands to international agribusiness

      Oh, yeah, plus
      ##Threat to deploy nukes in Ukr
      ##Plan to take over Russian Black Sea navy base
      ##Ukraine’s gas grift against Russia
      ##Gleichschaltung of the real Orthodox church—its monks and monasteries and assets—via creation of new state church.

      • Miss Demeanor August 11, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        Let’s not forget the high-stakes organ trafficking that now piggybacks onto the sex trade. The new millennium brothels have sterile rooms with medical teams on call for “accidental” death of sex worker during extreme sex play. When opportunity knocks, owners can make $1M in one event instead of thousands over years. The john pays extra for extreme option and freshly “donated” organs bring big money.
        As long as we can’t believe this possibly goes on, the longer it will go on. Welcome to reality.

        • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

          I hadn’t heard about the brothels organ harvesting. That is disgusting.

          Is that why porn is now so violent? To condition the men to want to strangle the women?

          I do have a link that talks about the organ harvesting in Ukraine.
          I saw a msm article about the frontline medics. One of them said that their job was to stabilize the wounded long enough to get them to Kiev.
          That made me very suspicious, especially after they found those dead bodies with the torsos ripped open in the abandoned mine in Poland.
          But the medics probably didn’t hear about that, or the woman known to traffic organs from the Serbs in Kosovo showing up in Kiev after Russia entered the war.

          //strategic-culture.org/news/2023/06/23/ukraine-human-organ-and-child-prostitution-trafficking-industries-does-only-russia-maria-zakharova-still-care/

          • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

            Miss Demeanor and Paula D.

            Thanks for the information.

        • Islander August 11, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

          Miss D:

          I suspected I was forgetting something.

          Ugh. .

          • Miss Demeanor August 11, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

            I actually did you a favor and didn’t tell you the optimum age bracket of the “donors”.

          • Islander August 12, 2023 at 9:31 am #

            Miss D:

            I suspect children and preteens.

          • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            I would guess teenaged or slightly older.

            There isn’t as much demand for child organs as there is adult.

            Not much point in putting a child’s heart into an adult man, for instance.
            (Looking at Dick Cheney here. I think he uses adult-sized hearts and just kills the children for sport.)

        • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          I really do think that the demonic spell that has been cast over the whole world is at its most intense, as if in some kind of ultra-concentrated form, in the hellhole known as Ukraine.

          God help any remaining non-possessed Ukrainian people, and God bless the Russian armed forces.

          • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            It’s because they know their time is growing short to accomplish their mission of a one-world order or whatever name you want to give it. JHK calls it the blob. What tells them their time is growing short? “When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh,” passage in the bible, I believe it’s Matthew, where Jesus describes the geopolitical and physical changes taking place now. They know scripture, too. Difference between them and most of the lemmings is they believe it.

    • astera August 12, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      “Can we please see the flight records where those congressional planes stopped off in Switzerland on the way back to US?”

      Thank you!

  13. Ishabaka August 11, 2023 at 10:33 am #

    Trump – Pres
    Kennedy Jr. – Health & Human Services
    DeSantis – Attorney General
    Ramaswamy – Sec. State
    Gabbard – Sec Def
    ??? – VP

    • JohnAZ August 11, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      VP Nikki Haley

      Trump plus Nikki produced the best foreign policy in decades, since Nixon.

      America First, then try to help others.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        Haley?
        She’s a “team” player. The team being the MIC.
        Trump should pick Lake or Gaetz.

        • Phineas August 11, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

          Mike Flynn for V.P.

        • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          Nimarata Randhawa? She’s as deep state as Cocaine Mitch…

        • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          In the unlikely even that Trump gets to fill more government positions, he needs to leave most posts unfilled, then have a convention that consists of all the members of the John Birch Society, Council of Conservative Citizens, Firearm Owners Against Crime, Rockford Institute, League of the South, etc. Find every fringe, right-wing group you can and fill these positions with the most vindictive, unhinged people you can find. Give them carte blanche to destroy every edifice of clusterfuckery they find.

        • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

          One shudders to think of who Trump will pick next time if there is one. More “big guys” or swamp monsters. That’s all he knows.

          Will he get Jared to help him again? It’s expecting too much for him to humble himself and ask Steven Bannon for help.

          • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            Pat Buchanan is probably too old, but he is the common link between all of the groups I mentioned and insider Washington. He might be the only link since Sam Francis died.

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            One shudders to think of who Trump will pick next time – Jar

            ===========

            Bolton for VP 🙂

          • Phineas August 11, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            Ron Paul to head and then end the fed.

          • RD3 August 12, 2023 at 1:47 am #

            Yes. Trump, humbled by all that has happened to him, meets in the oval office after re-election. Seated next to him are: Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Thomas Fleming, Peter Brimelow, Lew Rockwell, and E. Michael Jones

        • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

          Lake and Gaetz would sink him faster than a paper boat in the North Atlantic. His best options are Haley or RFK Jr., even though I dislike and mistrust both of them.

        • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

          Gregor Gregorious

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        Haley?

        Spinnst Du?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        Trump made her a star. She turned around and stabbed him in the back.

    • Hereward the Woke August 11, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      If Trump gets elected (he won’t, the DS will see to that), here’s my picks going on his previous record:

      VP: Lindsey Graham
      Sec of State: John Bolton
      Health: Rachel Walensky
      AG: Bill Barr

      • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

        Bolton and Barr already served their time in the barrel, and wont be recycled.

        • Hereward the Woke August 12, 2023 at 6:08 am #

          No probs, Uncle, there are plenty of other Deep Staters for him to choose.

  14. BackRowHeckler August 11, 2023 at 10:33 am #

    Meanwhile, President Biden requests another $24 billion from Congress in “Aid for Ukraine.” Apparently this would be for more weaponry & ordinance, as well as repairing civilian infrastructure. This at a critical time when the true situation on the eastern front is being revealed, which is the Spring Counteroffensive has failed miserably and Ukraine is on its last legs. An ecological & human disaster is unfolding in southern & eastern Ukraine, and it is being bankrolled by the United States.

    • Uncle Bob August 11, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

      As I mentioned above, materiel the Ukrainians “desperately” needed is turning up in Africa and the Middle East. If so, who is it who really needed the weapons and ammunition; who sold it on the black market; and will there be any fallout beyond what could eventually from somebody lighting off a nuke?

  15. Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    Speaking of mental illness, this is a quote I came across, on the trans movement-

    “No idea how people still don’t see how this is a perverted men’s rights movement.”

    https://twitter.com/TheRealPocus/status/1686091112732086273?s=20

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    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      Many of us did, and warned what was going on. I think I began talking about it on social media around 2016 or so.

      How anyone can miss that it’s a men’s rights movement is beyond me. Same goals, basically, just different methods than the MRAs.

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      J.K. Rowling pointed out very early on that the trans movement was to some extent motivated by a drive to roll back the genuine achievements of the second wave of feminism.

      And that was the effect that it was having: To put women back in their place and to speak for them and tell them what’s what. By pretending to be women.

      Some might call this a men’s rights movement. Not sure that is really the best term.

      Transwomen do seem to have a lot of hostility toward real women. I don’t get the sense that transmen feel the same hostility toward real men. Or, it doesn’t seem to come to light in the same way as transwomen’s hostility and power drive.

      Which makes sense, because of course transwomen are actually men, with a lot of testosterone sloshing around their brains. The fake testosterone in transmen’s bodies might not affect their brains much.

      • bobfitz03 August 11, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        Yes, there has been a lot of Transplaining gifted to women recently.

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

        There has been a story in the news about a young man who wanted to get into a prestigious school (NTSU) in Norway, and since they were, like many technical schools, prioritizing female applicants, he filled out the paperwork necessary to identify as a trans woman so he could get a (third) leg up on the competition.

        I have seen a lot of this type of thing here in the US, various tech types have been giving very generous donations to universities’ science departments, especially to try to get more women into those field.

        It occurs to me, how very strange it is, the people who push for women over men in science, are the very same people who are pushing the right of men to claim they are women and invade women’s spaces.

        They give women something with one hand, and take it away with the other.

        Norway has very liberal laws about “gender”.

        • Islander August 11, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

          ” the people who push for women over men in science, ”

          And this in the field of science.

          Why don’t they offer these scholarships in the arts, to encourage men to major in the arts?

          As for “science,” this is the social science of propaganda and social engineering.

          The genuinely talented and motivated women students don’t need extra pushing to go into the sciences.

          BTW, my Moscow friend reports that his son passed the exams for the advanced maths departments at both Moscow University and the new Sirius University of Science and Technology in Sochi, founded by Putin.

          Why do I have a gnawing suspicion that this young man is well ahead of his American contemporaries who are math majors?

          httpX://siriusuniversity.ru/

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

            Congratulations to the young man. It’s good to know that there are places on Earth where scholarship is still taken seriously.

      • JohnAZ August 11, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        One question for the Trinamic trio of Women’s rights.

        Any individual who Ids as a M to F trans is no man in the first place. I would label “him” as a coward who cannot face his male competition in sports or any other way.

        Think about the kids, they have very little idea of what M or F means, what it feels like before the parasites in the education field are trying to force them into sexual molds.

        LBGTQ folks that are identified should not have access to kids at all, society should not allow indoctrinated perversion.

      • Yirgach August 11, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        As someone else has said:
        “The problem isn’t between your legs, it’s between your ears”.

    • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

      When one sex wins, both sexes lose. Enabled by the Deep State, women triumphed over men to a fantastic degree. So beaten down young men, raised by embittered single mothers and “teachers”, embraced the ethos of “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

      If masculinity is toxic as Feminism teaches, then cease to be masculine, cease to be a man.

      How anyone can not see this is beyond me. One must question the motives of people who don’t. How do they benefit from not seeing? Perhaps intending to maintain the Feminist status quo which caused the damage in the first place?

      And to trump their Triumph, the Deep State has managed to make girls feel inferior to men at the same time, thus creating a counter wave of f to m transexualism – as if to fill in the gap.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        There is a thread here by Eugyippius, it started out as a critique of the Tate brothers, and also of Tucker for putting them on his show for ratings.

        It goes on to talk about young men and role models.

        Everything about this muscle goblin is repulsive, from the way he earns a living to the scam he makes out of it. Are men these days really that desperate for a somewhat classic role model?
        https://twitter.com/Bartzissey/status/1688603492536012800?s=20

        I have posted about Tate before. The main reason he is even a thing is, IMO, not that he is a good example, but that he’s the only one saying these things.

        y and they look in the wrong place
        https://twitter.com/dusk_ember/status/1688616845832761350?s=20

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          Why does Tate live in Romania and has been caught trying to traffic women? Hmmm.

          Yeah that anyone is holding him up as anything good is troublesome. He’s just your run of the mill money-grubbing POS.

        • Edge Lord August 13, 2023 at 8:29 am #

          You’re either for free speech or not.

          It doesn’t matter if he’s obnoxious

          Of course he’s a cocky muscle head he was a kickboxer

          They have nothing on him. If they did he would be locked up.

          Let’s just call it whet it is, the NATO World Order wants him locked up because they believe he is inspiration to the “incels” a labeled terrorist group and has an enormous following beyond them .He questions the gender acronym mafia, flat-climate society, the plandemic….

          They want him silenced because the world over, he is followed by teen boys to sexually frustrated young adult men.

          You know the “military aged”

      • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

        The problem is single mothers and crazy female teachers.

        Tate is the obnoxious, opposite extreme, watching him is a desperate attempt to save themselves on the part of the oppressed boys and young me.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          Oh Jarek. You were so close.

          • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

            Tate’s probably another one of his heroes. It would make sense, Tate hating women probably even more than Jarek does, and all.

          • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            Does he hate women?

            He definitely has a macho-man’s idea of what his ideal woman’s role should be. He is definitely offputting with his peacockery and ready-born hero to the damsel in distress persona, but his obsession with women, ironically, drives his entire shtick.

            I can tell you, anecdotally, having lived many years among bourgeoise, nouveau-riche, and their trophy-wives, there are plenty of women very happy with this arrangement. Now, it’s not expressed in such blunt and strict terms, but the arrangement is understood. Completely.

            I make $
            You use my $ to stay home and look good
            You looking good makes me look powerful.
            Deal?

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            Yeeeeahhh Edge, you probably should look up some of Tate’s “work,” before opining.

          • Edge Lord August 13, 2023 at 8:19 am #

            What color is your Bugatti?

        • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

          I feel people are looking far too deep into the Tate phenomenon.

          At its most basic, Tate represents these things:

          -pugilism
          -fitness
          -sports cars
          -a smoke
          -a drink
          -hot women
          -hustlin’ for a buck
          -owning your actions
          -superficial machismo

          That’s it.
          Now let’s appreciate how truly benign his message is.
          He is in essence, nothing more than a throwback to maculinity of the 50’s-80’s era.
          There is nothing game-changing about what he’s doing.
          This is what makes the entire situation absurd.

          His effrontery to the new paradigm is his advocation of the past. Specifically, past benchmarks of masculinity and male behavior.
          His glorification of the “Alpha”
          Men today are made to feel ashamed if they hold, express, or explore similar sentiments.

          Today’s man, at least the version proposed by the left, must be a simp or a nuch. He shall hold no traitional male desires, roles, or aspirations.

          Due to his mixed-race background, his belief structure also echoes long-standing gender roles of the pre 60’s black community (before LBJ destroyed the black family).
          -support my woman
          -that’s a man’s job

          These are sentiments that the left wishes to banish. Particularly in the black community. They really don’t want Tate influencing young brothers that’s for sure.

          The reason why Tate is a thing is because he’s a dinosaur. Soon to be extinct.

          • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

            The reason why Tate is a thing – Edge Lord

            =========

            Tate is not a household name for me. What is his first name so I can google him?

          • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            Yes Q…. that gave me James Bond vibes….

            Andrew Tate

            His father was an American chess grandmaster and his mother is English

            He trolled Greta Thunberg from the flat-climate society and was immediately thrown into a Slavic gulag

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

            No that’s not it. There is active hatred of women and also trafficking of same.

            Plus he’s a moron.

            And he’s not a dinosaur, he’s one of the millions of YouTube/TIkTOk stars who got there because they are audacious narcissists who spew shocking “truths” which is all the rage nowadays. One does wonder why he made it to such high status. I’m guessing he has a lot of shadow backers.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

            Lots of people trolled Greta Thunberg, he was not thrown into a gulag for it.

        • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

          I said he was obnoxious, didn’t I? But he is the strong medicine these poor young men need.

          And yes, he boasted about how he get away with a lot of shit in Romania. That doesn’t sound very good.

          • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

            He is obnoxious through today’s lens.
            These people were everywhere only a few decades ago.

            What did he get away with Romania, specifically?
            I am not supporting him, or doubting you, I am curious as I cannot find specific examples that are not related to the trumped-up charges against him.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

            Young men need to hate women and traffick them?

            OK then, Jar.

            I’m not surprised you’d think that.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

            Here’s the dude you guys are all in a bromance with – lol.

            Color me unsurprised.

            Andrew Tate, influencer facing rape and trafficking charges in Romania, released from house arrest

            “Bucharest, Romania — Andrew Tate, the divisive internet influencer who is charged in Romania with rape, human trafficking, and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women, won an appeal on Friday to be released from house arrest and will instead be put under judicial control measures, his spokesperson said.

            The Reuters news agency quoted a written ruling by the Bucharest Court of Appeals as saying that it “replaces the house arrest measure with that of judicial control for a period of 60 days from August 4 until October 2.”

            The exact restrictions that Tate will face were not immediately made public, and the investigation into his alleged crimes continued.”

            https://www.cbsnews.com/news/andrew-tate-house-arrest-dropped-romania-rape-human-trafficking-case/

            I also saw some videos of his former “work” where he brags about raping women, giving step by step instructions.

            It’s a shame you both think that’s how the modern man should behave, but not all that surprising, esp. for Jarek.

        • astera August 12, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

          @jar: The problem is also lack of responsible fathers.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

            The problem is, even those who consider themselves brainiacs and comment here, don’t research anyone before they hold them up as idols to be worshipped and emulated.

  16. Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 10:49 am #

    The Atlantic was right about one thing, when they called RFK Jr.’s campaign a protest movement.

    I fear Bobby is getting a little too caught up in the kumbaya stuff lately though, he’s getting worse with the ‘coming together and healing the divide’ stuff.

    I have no desire for rapprochement with any of these people; people who picked a fight with me because someone bigger told them they could.

    I want a president who will do his job and uphold the Constitution.

    I’m sure I can find a tent revival somewhere, on a hot August night, if I want preaching.

    • lateStarter August 11, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      I just want to find a government (anywhere) that does their job – public service. All gov’t positions should be viewed as civil servants. Not an open opportunity to grift.

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 11:02 am #

      Yeah, I am not interested in “healing divides.”

      Frankly, I just want a return to civics in the USA. Honest elections. That would be the big healer, in both senses of the word: healing divisions and bringing (some) people to their senses.

      They are beyond saving, life is too short, and I don’t give a shit!

      “Healing” ensues when a body eats a healthy diet, exercises regularly, etc. The USA needs a healthy diet of truth and consequence.

    • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      “I have no desire for rapprochement with any of these people; people who picked a fight with me because someone bigger told them they could.”

      Yes. In the unlikely event that the actual citizens regain some sort of civic power, we certainly don’t need to bury the hatchet or “heal old wounds.” We would need a leader who would stand down and allow said citizens to systematically document and run through the bad actors of the past two decades. From the top tech, media, corporate, government oligarchs who declared war on the people down to the lowliest hipster foot soldiers who were and are paid to mock average middle-class Americans on social media. Let the lamppost be our beacon!

      • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        Violence, though emotionally satisfying is not the solution.

        • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 11:19 am #

          Hahaha. Who said anything about violence?

          Good one, Bill. You’re a trip. If we could just explain to these people, the error of their ways, I’m sure they could be persuaded to act in good faith.

          • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:40 am #

            “Let the lamppost be our beacon”. That doesn’t imply violence? Really?

            I never said people can be persuaded to act in good faith

          • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            Aren’t lampposts beacons of light? Why else do they exist?

            You strike me as a naïve old Boomer who is probably a bit guilty about all of the harm your foolish generation wrought on this country and the world.

            If they can’t be persuaded to act in good faith, what are the other options?

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

            RD3, there are no ‘generations’ responsible for the state of the world.

            There are ruling families and the global cabal they have put in place over the last century, or arguably, centuries.

            Don’t buy their propaganda.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

        “Healing” started to get a bad rep (and became basically useless as an idea) when Obama used it as an excuse to ignore the crimes of Bush administration.

        How convenient that he set the bar so low, or so high—depending on how you look at it—for actually championing truth and justice.

        Obama normalized the idea of “moving on” and not dwelling on the “negative” . . .

        Now that I think about it, I reckon that was always part of the Obama package, part of the deal his packagers put together.

        Of course it was probably the same deal for candidate Hillary. But maybe not . . .???

        Wasn’t it a black man who coined the mantra “No peace without justice”?

        What the hell happened to that?

        • Islander August 12, 2023 at 9:30 am #

          I think it is supposed to be:

          No justice,
          No peace!

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

          And if he’s not going to address the cause of the rifts and divisions in society, no amount of “come together” preachiness is going to do anything but virtue signal.

    • SW August 11, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      “Bring us together” “Heal the divide” “Reach across the aisle” — the only candidate I can tell who understands these are empty slogans is DeSantis. He understands you can not bargain with zealots and they do not want cooperation or compromise, they want capitulation.

      That’s why the hysterical shrieking in Florida about his principled stand against childhood sex education keeps getting more ridiculous. I read a statement from someone who should know better that Don’t Say Gay Law (propaganda Goebbels would admire since it doesn’t say gay in the entire bill) means Shakespeare can’t be taught in Florida schools.

      • astera August 12, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

        “He understands you can not bargain with zealots and they do not want cooperation or compromise, they want capitulation.”

        With all due respect, not “capitulation”…surrender. There is a difference.

    • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      Yes, some divides can’t be healed because they are natural. Such as the natural divide between the races or between men and women.

      Such healing is simply wounding.

      RFK is saying that the criminals won’t be brought to justice. He’s afraid…..

      • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

        If your uncle and your dad had been assassinated for not going along with the entire program, you’d be afraid, too.

    • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

      Yes, why does RFK, Jr. believe he’s some sort of psychologist, come to talk the average American through our psychosis? I’d prefer someone who understands the level of mental torture that we’re still under since 2020, and aims to stop it. I haven’t heard any of these puppets talking about stopping the propaganda machine that Obama put in motion, or removing ESG from corporations. Is RFK, Jr. against globalism? That’s probably the biggest issue.

  17. lateStarter August 11, 2023 at 10:52 am #

    I’m actually beginning to think there won’t be a next election. The Dems will come up with some excuse why in the current climate of hate, it is just too dangerous to hold elections. Elections will be temporarily delayed until they get things sorted out (to their liking). Blob will become permanent, until it isn’t (collapse).

    • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      Well, hey, Zelensky has canceled elections in Ukraine, and we all know that that country is a beacon of freedom and democracy, so it must be okay!!

    • tuco22 August 11, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      Most of the voting lemmings won’t care, anyway.

  18. RD3 August 11, 2023 at 10:53 am #

    We touched on physiognomy in the comments on Monday’s post. Jack Smith’s face and soulless eyes are textbook psychopath. He has similar features to Drew Peterson.

    • lateStarter August 11, 2023 at 11:04 am #

      Good description. My first impression was that he looks like a guy who gets his kicks on the weekend sawing off the limbs of kittens or puppies, whatever happens to be available. With the same face.

  19. RD3 August 11, 2023 at 10:57 am #

    Because the masters of the universe haven’t simply offed Trump, I’m starting to think that this whole thing is just some sort of psychodrama soap opera. Whether Trump is in on it, or is just an unwitting foil, I’m not sure. The fact that he was permitted to win in 2016 and has been allowed to hang around, however, is bizarre. The secret hope, best case scenario, is that he has the support of some sort of alternative elite which is doing battle behind the scenes. I find that idea quite fanciful, though.

    • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      Same. I assume some of the Elite were amazed at the Federal Reserve Act and the selling of America down the river to the Internationalists. But if so, they’ve kept awfully quiet about it. The nail that stands up gets beaten down. And the good life is too good to give up.

      And since they didn’t protest it, they went with it passively. And counseled their children to do the same, if only by their silence.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      He’s alive because he’s useful, IMHO.

      • SW August 11, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        He provides MSM with a constant news stream to block out any mention of Biden. And with the new charge of being behind the terrifying 1/6 our-democracy-was-on-the-verge-of-anarchy, they can keep that alive and pumping. So you’re right — he plays a useful role.

  20. bobfitz03 August 11, 2023 at 11:05 am #

    “… leaving them finally clear-headed enough to nominate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in the coming election of 2024.”

    Who is on the ticket with RFK, Jr.?

    Biden/Harris vs. Obama/Newsom vs. RFK/?

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    • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Tim Dillon says someone named “Big Mike”

    • SW August 11, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Maybe Dennis Kucinich.

    • Phineas August 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

      Tulsi Gabbard

      • astera August 12, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        Good to see someone finally mention her. I can’t believe she didn’t leave the Democratic party a lot longer ago. But if she runs with RFK it should be on an independent ticket. No other way.

  21. DyersEve August 11, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    that none of the Big Three (Biden, Garland, Myaorkas) have been impeached yet tells you all you need to know. at best, the Republicans are absolute lazy cowards, at worst (and most likely) they are simply part of the Blob. that JK keeps smoking the hopium that anything positive will develop is proof he was once a hippie lol.

  22. beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:11 am #

    My, my. The CFN commentariat is very pessimistic. It’s very hard to criticize them, given the evidence. BUT. I’m in the middle between Jim and the CFNers. I refuse to be pessimistic, but so far things have been going the way the Dems want it. However, trouble is coming their way.

    What to think, what to think about all this?

    This is why no one can read the future – it hasn’t happened yet. I hear a large flock of black swans flapping their wings. We indeed live in interesting times.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      On the bright side, race relations have improved dramatically.

      “This is fine theater right here.
      Give everybody an independent spirit award or something.”

      https://twitter.com/naima/status/1688624327309082626?s=20

      • astera August 12, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        The amazing part is that there was actually a black kid who could swim.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

      I’m not pessimistic because the “Dems” are winning, though. I don’t support Republicans, either.

  23. liber8tor August 11, 2023 at 11:22 am #

    The mere sight of those MoFo-WEFers Gavin Newsom and ‘Lil Justin Trudeau with their signature smirks is enough to make me hurl (large chunks).

    I apologize for the visual reference.

    • lateStarter August 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

      I can add two more to the list but they don’t make me want to hurl, they invoke the urge to punch their surly frowns of contempt: Adam Shiff and Anderson Cooper.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        Punching bags with their pusses on them is an excellent idea.

        Also, La Nudelman and Le Blinken.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

        Schiff might be the most punchable face in existence, agree.

        And yeah, Cooper too.

        Good picks.

        • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

          More than Granny Schumer, Little Dick Durbin, or Hakeem Jeffries?

      • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

        Anderson Cooper is Max Headroom’s doppelgänger, except Max Headroom used to appear to be vivified, while Cooper might as well be Whistler’s Mother as painted by Andy Warhol. How expressionless?
        Even a dead man shows more animation than “I’m really, really serious” Anderson Cooper. I only catch him from excerpts on the internet, perhaps he even breathes if one watches him long enough?
        Stilll life? I’m not so sure.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          Cooper looks like what I’d imagine a Transhuman to look like.

          He’s way beyond creepy. I should try to find the mash-up on him someone did, showing just how creepy he is when he’s interviewed, etc. He is a true whacko.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

      Zelensky looks really thrilled with Trudeau.

      https://i.insider.com/62ab4e608eacc300192e0292?width=1000&format=jpeg&auto=webp

      • stelmosfire August 11, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

        That’s the secret hair sniffers handshake right there.

  24. RD3 August 11, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    Are there actually cogent, mature people who believe that there is a powerful “right wing” in this country that is going to emerge, snatch power away from the progressive, statist Left, and turn this power against them. You’re at least 100 years and probably 150 years late to the game.

    • RD3 August 11, 2023 at 11:28 am #

      “There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.”

      – Garet Garrett

      • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        Yes, Marxism is a trick in the West. Misdirection. They were looking at the under-class while the Revolution was filtered down from above.

  25. beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:30 am #

    I gave up on Trump when he didn’t publicly push for support of the 1/6 occupiers. I didn’t read it anywhere, although it’s possible the corrupt MSM hid his statement of support. If so, I apologize. If media suppression didn’t occur, fuck Trump.

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    • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      Speaking of 1/6, a media outlet recently released Tucker Carlson’s interview with Mr. Sund, former Capitol Police Chief.
      Pelosi was implicated. Of course she was as she went off the rails when the Speaker turned footage over to Faux News.
      Also, Michael Malice recently hosted the “J6 Shaman” on his podcast. The man is far from crazy, or violent. I believe thatit is beyond a doubt that this entire event was totally orchestrated to remove Trump, his most ardent fans, and to pave-the-way for the legitimization (citizenry’s acceptance of) prosecution of political opponents

      • beantownbill. August 11, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        Sigh. Very possible. The machinations are too devious for my straightforward mind. Going down the rabbit hole takes too much energy for an old man. I consider it a victory if I wake up in the morning and can get up and walk to the bathroom to pee.

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

        Of course it was orchestrated. The media already had the script.

        I turned on the TV that day to see what was going on, since social media was already talking about it.

        The squawking heads were talking about a ”riot”, but I could see the Capitol steps and there was no riot.
        (It was like that BBC reporter ”reporting” the collapse of Building Seven while it was still visible behind her.)

        So I called my husband in and asked him what he saw. He said that he saw people milling around the Capitol steps.
        I asked him what he heard. He heard the mouthpiece talking about a violent riot.
        So I said “Do you see a riot?”
        He said “Maybe it’s someplace else”. (It was. It was on the other side.)
        But then I pressed him. “But what are they telling you? They are telling you that you are seeing a riot, and you are not”.

        We still argue about that, because he still insists that what they really meant was that there was a riot somewhere, and I insist that they were telling us we saw it.

        Anyway, when we finally saw the footage of the actual riot, it was clearly the same antifa who had been destroying cities the previous year, since St. George was killed in May.
        The Trump people were a different sort, prone to beefiness and flag wearing. (Even though wearing the flag used to be considered disrespect. But, you know, free speech and all.)

        Pelosi and McConnel used the “riot” to shut down the proceedings, stopping the C-Span coverage of the election fraud that was being broadcast nation-wide for the first time since the “election”.
        I have friends who were watching C-Span at that time, until the evidence was abruptly cut off.

        Then they came back that night and Congress meekly rubber stamped the election, the way the msm and Democrats now insist is the whole point of the Constitutional certification.
        It’s just rubber stamping, you see. Anything else is sedition.

        • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          Wow, I either didn’t know or (more likely) had forgotten about the C-Span thing. Holy fucking shit!

          I don’t have TV at all, so I don’t have C-Span, but I do vaguely remember how weird it was that all of a sudden, the election was certified, when I’d been expecting the controversy to drag out for weeks.

          Kind of like Election Night itself, with folks going to bed thinking Trump had won… and then suddenly, overnight, something happened and we all woke up to a President-elect Biden.

        • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

          Precisely, and why the state propaganda’s go-to question this election cycle is:

          “Will you accept the election results?”

        • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          Democrats refusing to rubberstamp previous stolen elections.

          //rumble.com/vcfb31-resurfaced-video-of-dems-objecting-to-electoral-college-votes-is-brutal.html?mref=23gga&mc=8uxj1

          • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

            I saw that, they could have a 24 hour video of leftists questioning election results and that would still only be a small percentage.

          • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            It’s a good review for those who have forgotten what they did.

            I feel it’s necessary to throw hypocrisy back in their faces as much as possible.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

          One correction to “St. George was killed in May” – he actually killed himself by downing a lethal amount of fentanyl. 😀

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          I was watching it live, too, on a Youtube channel called “Sputnik”. I didn’t see any big riot, even though the coverage was on the area where the action was. I did see some guys staked out on the steps of the capital, and a black woman in a MAGA hat (which I subsequently figured out was a plant/agitator) was yelling at the actual Trump supporters who were calmly standing there with their banners and signs that they should storm the capital. She kept yelling at them “THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE!!” “GO GET THEM!” But no one was having it. A couple of the guys rolled their eyes and just ignored her, some shook their heads, some tried to explain to her they were there for protest, not attacking anyone.

          But she kept trying. I’m guessing that’s what she was paid for. It didn’t have significance for me, of course, ’til later after the PTB had ended the historic vote, and scared everyone out of the building over the fake riot.

    • Phineas August 11, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      He could have pardoned Assange and Snowden but didn’t.

      As commander in chief, he could have ordered the military to collect all ballots and voting machines after the obvious cheat with them doing an audit. But he didn’t.

      He could say that the covid shot is a bio weapon but doesn’t.

      He could say that WTC7 was a controlled demolition but doesn’t.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

      If Trump wants something to get out, Trump can get it out. He’s going around making speeches right now. So, no, he did not push for support of the 1/6 victims. He threw them under the bus.

      • TPTB-USA August 11, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

        Essentially, Trump is a bully, and this accounts for a significant percent of the population with TDS.

        As long as Trump is in the picture, half the population will vote for “Joe Biden”.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

          Yes, TDS is a helluva disorder.

          But I’d argue that all of the presidential puppets are bullies. Some are just more obvious than others.

          • TPTB-USA August 14, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            Around 2016 a friend told me that he did not want to hear the name Trump, and that I was to refer to him as Number 45.

            Seems that it is other than just “more obvious”, perhaps more NY obvious?

  26. elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:47 am #

    “This is why no one can read the future – it hasn’t happened yet. I hear a large flock of black swans flapping their wings. We indeed live in interesting times.”

    Bill,
    The black schwanz may be appearing from down below…you know, south of the border, as in South America;

    The Situational Awareness, this AM, reports;

    U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) General Laura Richardson said that China’s creeping influence in Latin America puts the country “on the 20-yard line to our homeland,” or to put it differently, “they’re on the first or second island chain to our homeland.”

    Or, as she suggested further “they’re in the back seat of their 57 Chevy with Suzie Creamcheese, have rounded second base and are heading for third…and like Suzie, we can only remain unviolated by use of a strong oral argument…*

    *Maybe…who knows?

    • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      They’re on the first or second island?

      You mean, like the USN and USAF sailing and flying between China and the island province of Taiwan?
      You mean like sending weapons to Taiwan?

      Am I the only one bothered by such blatant hypocrisy?

      • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

        Paula’s literalism in the face of humor – part of the death knell of the West. Is it her animus or her Marxism or have the two become one?

      • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

        Paula,

        The General’s reference was based in the WWII Island hopping campaign…you know, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan,, Okinawa?

        Regarding sending weapons to Taiwan? I endorse sending nuclear weapons to Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

        Seriously.

        • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

          The US already has nuclear weapons in Japan and South Korea. It’s just that those countries have no more say over their use than Germany does about the ones in their country.

          I’m not surprised that you support it, though. There has been a big push in the last few years to normalize the use of nuclear weapons.

          Everyone falls for at least one media narrative.

          • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

            Paula,
            Consider North Korea. A diminutive country, entirely hostile to it’s local democracies, one that the US would like to squash like a toothsome bug, and yet the Norks still exist.

            Consider what might arguably be the two most bat-shit crazy countries on earth…Pakistan and India.

            Consider that the US and the Evil Empire have not actively taken up arms against one another…yet.

            Finally, consider that The world has not risen up against France, with their worship of Jerry Lewis, and other outrages too numerous to mention.

            I am not suggesting that the US offer a nuclear umbrella, I’m suggesting that the weapons, and delivery systems, be given to Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, and that we then remove our forces from the theater. My plan for peace on the Asian continent is both rational, doable, and even moral.

            History is on the side of my argument.

            .

          • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

            OK, I see your viewpoint. MAD doctrine, expanded to all.

            Yep, so far history is on your side. I will give you that.

            I am not so sanguine about future decision making by various overlords, though.
            I guess we’ll find out, although we’ll only have a few seconds to register it, and no time to get online and say I told you so.

        • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

          The Kuomintang Party will appreciate the nukes. They’re slated to win overwhelmingly in the coming elections. Their biggest priority is a smooth, peaceful reunification with the Mainland.

          Pelosi’s visit only sped up the process.

          • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            Especially the part where she talked about blowing up their chip factory unless they moved it to Arizona, Land Of Plentiful Water.

      • Hereward the Woke August 12, 2023 at 6:16 am #

        No, Paula.
        US sailing in the Straits of Taiwan = Freedom of Navigation
        China sailing near Alaska = blatant aggression

  27. Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    Mitch McConnell recently took hiatus from his stroke and came out and said the GOP should resist impeaching Biden.

    No why is that?

    They are both being paid-off by foreign entitiies. This is the game the elite politicians are playing in DC. They are getting paid for influence from K Street lobbying firms, to domestic PAC’s (Soros, Koche’s) and foreign governments, from Uktaine to China.

    They need the system of corruption to remain unchanged and unchallenged. They do not accept threats to this status quo.

    They all have dirt on each other and they all know the rules of the game. The mostimportant rule:

    Play ball, ad infenitum

    • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

      Are people really THAT motivated by money? I mean, these people are old, they’ve already got more than they can spend, and you can’t take it with you beyond the grave. So what’s the point?

      I’m more inclined to think that they’re all being extorted and/or blackmailed. Or even just effectively self-blackmailed. I.e., when you’ve done something wrong and gotten away with it, you have a raw animal TERROR of being exposed, of your evil deeds coming into public light. So you fiercely try to preserve the system/networks that preserve the status quo.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

        They’re all psychotic, so it’s hard to know their motivation. Some are def programmed/blackmailed/etc. as well.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        Certainly.
        But ou answered your own question.

        Once you’re compromised for $
        You’re compromised for life.

        It’s not just about getting more $, it’s about staying out of jail and probably staying alive.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

          Bingo.

          These people are pretty much owned for life. You don’t leave the mafia alive, either.

      • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        If you’re Cocaine Mitch, you’re trying to make sure your in-laws aren’t rounded up and shot, so you do whatever Chairman Xi tells you through the grapevine. This allows you to maintain your real income (via Elaine Chao’s dad’s shipping company), political power, and status as the Republican Establishment’s leader in the Senate.

  28. Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

    JHK: “This malady of self-destructive bad faith and enmity afflicting especially the Democratic Party…”

    Dmitri Medvedev: “the gerontocratic elite from the U.S. Democratic Party and its servants in the E.U….”

    And it’s not just Medvedev. Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry chief spokesperson, has also frequently singled out the Democratic Party (as opposed to America itself), and so has Putin. (Putin has also explicitly differentiated the ruling elites and Deep State from the American people themselves. Ya think a former KGB officer, who now has Russian intelligence services reporting to him, might know just a few things about what’s REALLY going on in the USA?)

    It cheers me to know that the Russians know who are the real villains. You can bet they also know that, ever since the criminally rigged 2020 election, the Democratic Party is an illegally occupying force, therefore it’s not as if the whole American people are behind the Ukraine war, the ganging-up on Niger, or any of the other Democrat/Deep State perfidy going on in the world.

    • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      They always refer to their opponent in Ukraine as the US and NATO, also.
      You don’t see Putin throwing personal insults about Zelensky.

      He knows who the puppet masters pulling Zelensky’s strings are.

  29. DyersEve August 11, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    absolutely nothing is going to happen to anyone in power. Trump is compromised in some way or just too proud/arrogant to appreciate the obvious: COVID was a scam and he was a sucker, The Wall could have been built by military dictate, his daughter and son-in-law are the enemy and had not business whispering in his ear, etc. etc. he just doesn’t seem to learn. is he the best option still? probably. but that’s how bad it has gotten. there is no integrity no honor no decency no sound judgment left in any of our institutions. it’s being gutted from within as we sit here and type and it’s all planned. enjoy the last days of a decaying empire…

  30. Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    Psychodrama indeed.

    A record number of Americans comitted suicide in 2022.
    Roughly 50K

    55% carried out by firearm

    No percentage yet on those carried out by Clinton Inc.

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    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

      That’s what years of psychological torture will do to a society.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      I watch a cop cam channel sometimes and there are no shortage of people committing suicide by cop, also.

      What a horrible time to be a cop.

    • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

      M’Lord,

      Oregon is a right to die state. My Smith and my Wesson they comfort me….

  31. jim August 11, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

    I really love it.
    It just comes down to all of us.
    So appropriate for a real democracy.

    In my opinion, Leonard Cohen actually lived the right unifying strategy. It is the best kind of psychodrama.

    “You look around and see a world that is impenetrable That cannot be made sense of.
    You either raise your fist
    Or you sing Hallelujah
    I try to do both.”

    That sentiment knocks my socks off!

  32. Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

    I love Matt Gaetz’s attempts to reclaim the rule of law. He may not have back-up in the Congress, but there are millions of Americans who are disgusted at the crimes of the Biden/Nuland bunch.

    But the war on Russia was planned long before “Joe Biden” became president.

    I was staying with my dad in 2014, when he was fading fast, and I remember thinking “Hang on, Dad, and we’ll all go together”.
    That is how sure I was that Obama/Biden were going to get us into a nuclear war.
    The Obama regime provoked the hell out of Russia, but Putin refused to take the bait.

    The Maidan coup, while Russia was hosting the Olympics, MH17 being rerouted over Donbass by Kiev air control, (far off its planned route, which avoided the war zone), the shooting down of MH17 by Kiev fighter jets, and the ensuing media storm lies leading to sanctions on Russia, the shooting down of the Russian fighter jet near Turkey, after Russia entered Syria to save it from the US proxies ISIS (with the surviving pilot saved by a team led by General Soleimani), the shooting down of the civilian airliner over Egypt (said to be ISIS, in its one and only Egyptian appearance), the deaths of the entire Russian Army choir, as they headed to Palmyra to give a Christmas concert in the newly liberated historical site, the petty harassment of Russia’s athletes, even in the Olympics, the harassment of Russia’s musicians, the constant hatred spewed at them, the kicking out of Russian ambassadors and the stealing of their properties, the sudden and unexpected deaths of 7 Russian ambassadors (before the vaccine), the Jan. 2017 movement of thousands of US troops to Russia’s borders, the horrendous treatment of that talented 14 y.o. at the Olympics, where they accused her of drug use and kept her up until 3am (illegal to do to a child) and then the media celebration when she buckled under the pressure and stumbled.
    What kind of people celebrate the targeting a child and pretend that her collapse is some sort of great victory?
    Disgusting people.

    Anyway, I think that Trump and Putin gave us four extra years of life, but now the planned war is back on track.

    We’ll see how far they take it. We might have that planned nuclear war yet.

    • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

      Paula D.

      I had not heard of some of those things! I guess I was living in a bubble. I Braved the ones I hadn’t heard about (Brave is the search engine I use, I do NOT “google” things), and found the information. Wow. So horrible!

      Some of these outrages, I’d simply forgotten about with the passage of time. When you list them all together, it is a shocking memory-jogger and reality-jolt. You have provided a valuable service with your capsule summary. Thank you so much.

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

        You’re welcome.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        Paula is most excellent at that. Yes, thanks, Paula!

      • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

        I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for finding the words so I don’t have to. (Except I use Duck-Duck-Go rather than Brave as a search engine – probably not much difference.)

        That is one of the things I value most about this blog: the detailed information provided by our host, and many of his informed commenters, that make understanding our current situation so much more accessible than would otherwise be the case.

        I look forward to meeting (some of…) you at the K-Man’s July 4, 2026 Backyard Mindfry and Weenie Roast. I know he hasn’t invited us (all of us…) yet – but I think we can all see the way the current is flowing…

    • DaveO907 August 11, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

      Obama’s blatant snub of the 75th anniversary of WW II’s ending in Russia was the final image branded in my brain. What a fucking class act. I’m still ashamed.

      • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

        I liked him showing off his boner to the press whores on his airplane, before he was even selected President. (No, I don’t have a link – but I’m sure you can find it – he kept it in his pants – as far as the video shows…)

        Tells you all you need to know about the “media” and its ummm… service… to Barry-O, that classy sonofabitch. (Takes some big balls “marry” a black man – Big Mike – in woman’s clothes.)

        The only positive thing I can think of to say about him is that he did not attack Syria after the obvious false flag “chemical weapons attack” by Assad, on areas under Syrian control… I was sure he would. Fuckin’ Russians!

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          I saw the pics you’re referring to.

        • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          The only reason he didn’t attack Syria after that false flag attack in 2013, (set up by Obama announcing that chemical weapon use would be a red line for the US), as the OPCW team landed in Damascus by Syrian request to investigate use by the US-backed terrorists, was that the UK, the mini-me of the US, refused to participate, for the first time ever.

          Curses, foiled again!

          Then Putin stepped in and negotiated for Syrian chemical weapons to be destroyed, in return for the US leaving Syria alone.
          The weapons were destroyed, by the US!, and were certified destroyed by the US. (But chalk up another grievance against Putin for facilitating.)

          Then, in early 2014, the US rolled out ISIS, with matching factory-made uniforms and flags, driving Toyota pick-up trucks and fully equipped and armed. Their weapons were re-supplied as they terrorized their way across Syria, by USAF air drops

          Britain fell into line, and so do other terrorist supporting nations. At one point there were terrorists from 110 countries operating in Syria.

          I remember seeing a heart-breaking account of a police station that ISIS attacked. The police ran out of ammo and sent out messages to their loved ones saying good-bye.
          How did the police run out of ammo, but ISIS didn’t?
          I guess it was easier to supply ISIS than it is to keep up with the demands of the Kiev regime nazis.

        • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          The US not only lied about the bargain to leave Syria alone, they dropped their own certification down the Memory Hole, when Trump came in, and they started using chemical weapons and blaming it on Assad again.

          That takes some damn chutzpah.

  33. Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

    Simplicius has a post that is of interest. It is mostly about the Russian roll-out of CBCD, but also has a part about Vivek’s lawsuit against the WEF, including a letter of apology from WEF’s lawyers.
    He mentions that Putin and Gabbard were also subject to Schwab’s lying boasts.

    Anyway, there are always discussions about such things on this site, so it is good to have some facts which contradict the usual assertions.

    //simplicius76.substack.com/p/russias-cbdc-exploring-the-truth

    • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      Vivek should release his scholarship application.

      He should release, oh wait, someone beat him to it, his stance on vaccinations and his pharmaceutic enterprises in China.

      The so-called alternative right media are slowly bringing him front-and-center. Isn’t that convenient. Out of nowhere, but right into the laps of disatisfied MAGA.

      The safety-valve once they have Trump behind bars, or at least banned from the election.

      They now know that Desantis generates the combined excitement levels of Mike Pence, a Toyota Corolla, and a bowl of Cheerios and is not a suitable heir to the Trump constituency.

      No biggie. We have their guy, our guy.

      • oilie August 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

        The MAGAs that I know are far from stupid. Vivek is getting traction because most of what he says is sensible. It is not obvious yet that he is a WEF creature.

        • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

          But he is a Soros, Ivy (elite), big-pharma, venture capitalist, China investor creature.

          Despite his protests.

          The fool-me-again half-wits are too enticed by his siren’s songs to clealrly see the rocks he stands on

          • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

            I’m in agreement with you on this.

            There is no way in hell that Vivek came out of nowhere and is some good guy.

            That doesn’t happen, it is only ever engineered.

          • Uncle Bob August 13, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

            Glenn Beck, for one, thinks Vivek “is a future President of the United States.” While that probably should worry us, it’s important to remember that he thought Rafael Cruz Jr. would mop the floor with both Trump and the Hildebeest. Uh huh. Nowadays, even though he calls Cruz “a friend, Beck talks trash about Cruz’s stiffness and perceived arrogance. Nice.

        • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

          Even aside from the WEF stuff, Vivek’s past is quite shady and grift-laden.

          He reeks of fraud, IMO.

          • astera August 12, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

            Yes.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

          “Vivek is getting traction because most of what he says is sensible.”

          Now, replace “Vivek” with “Trump”.

          Sound familiar?

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:02 am #

            I’m still amazed, although I shouldn’t be, that people spouting sensible lies still works on most folks.

  34. Paula D August 11, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

    I am bothered by the current controversy over Gonzalo Lira. People who should be staunch upholders of free speech are arguing over his character, as if only the pure have a right to free speech.

    This is appalling. It is exactly what the Democrats do when it comes to Julian Assange, and it is unconscionable.
    Scott Ritter? Really? Shouldn’t he be one of the strongest advocates?

    Anyway, in the uproar, someone posted a link to Lira talking about the role of Victoria “Cookies” Nuland in the destruction of Ukraine (starting from the 90s, when she worked for Strobe Talbot, and then Dick Cheney).
    He should have the right to free speech no matter what, but the info he gives (in his usual rambling way) is important to remember.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=TzR—YDDIQ

    • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      Does he legally have the right to free speech in Ukraine?

      I do not know the answer to that question but I do know that many Americans make the big mistake of assuming that their rights in the greatest country on earth travel with them while, of course, they do not.

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        There are rights that are internationally accepted, and the right to free speech is one of them.

        Of course, the US is not the only country that ignores human rights when it is convenient. Ukraine is obviously one of them.

        But, yeah, the calls to release Gonzalo are done using the internationally accepted right of free speech.

        • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          Utter bullshit.

          Here in Germany, I began ranting about Hitler with a swastika on my shirt I would be arrested and potentially deported.

          My free speech on the matter does not apply here.

          • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

            “You have the right to free speech
            As long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it”
            – Joe Strummer

          • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 9:32 pm #

            Although…

            I have read that Joe Strummer said that from London Calling on, the Clash were given lyrics by their producers, and told to just write music to them.

            Too bad. I liked the Clash. Their globalist/pseudo-communist producers were some good songwriters – sometimes.

          • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 11:35 pm #

            Should I stay or should I go now?

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 3:27 am #

            Zonk, the US does have about the closest thing to free speech that there is.

            The idea that an American’s “right to free speech” extends to their behavior abroad is absurd however.

            No answer from Paula, ofc. Only hate.

            😀

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 9:34 pm #

        I found something fishy about Lira from the get-go. He had very little original material but passed off others’ material and analyses as if they were his own.

        He is not a journlaist. What kind of “journalist” lives for 10 years in a country and never learns the language.

        George Eliason is not the first to surmise that GL works for the SBU, but he adds more relevant background.

        I speculate that GL is a paid agitator; his “job” is to be a huge distraction, to eat up oxygen and attention that the alternative news sphere cannot afford to waste, plus, most important, to create dissension.

        Besides weakening the alternative news universe via dissension and distraction, this dissension itself is a valuable data source for the SBU and ultimately for other actors aligned with it.

        The “free speech” argument has no relevance in the current situ.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:04 am #

          I’m of like mind, Islander. Well put.

    • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      He smokes and looks like someone who does. Some posters can’t forgive him for not having a pure body.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

      Well, Lira is a sleazebag and probably a liar, even if he has accurately (like so many others) reported the goings on in Ukraine.

      Realizing that has nothing to do with free speech.

      It’s not censorship to call out someone on their ridiculous claims, as Ritter has done.

      Eva Bartlett and George Eliason agree with Ritter as well.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

        Eliason lists the reasons he doesn’t believe Lira: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmi79T-YQdY

        • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

          I find it odd, the way he seems to want to blame everything on Zelensky.

          I don’t see Zelensky as a good guy, but he’s a cog who overestimated his importance in the scheme of things.

          I don’t see him as the devious and sadistic mastermind.

          He refers to him as a degenerate. No, that’s Hunter, and probably the rest of the Bidens too.

          Lira protests too much.

          • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

            Lira refers to Z as a degenerate, because he is. Have you seen the videos of him, or know about his massive coke habit?

            Degenerate seems like a great descriptor, actually.

            Plus then taking so much money to be a NATO puppet – well, there aren’t many things much lower.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 3:25 am #

            Zelensky is a puppet, chosen for his degeneracy.

            Coke, chestless leather catsuits, and penis piano are certainly not the marks of a fine, upstanding citizen.

    • jim August 11, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

      It is true that Ritter’s arguments are circumstantial.
      But I found them quite persuasive.

      The fact that Lira was arrested by the SBU on April 15, 2022 and then released 4 days later is strange in itself.

      Even more strange is the fact that Lira acknowledged that his phone and computers were seized by Ukrainian authorities but was then released under conditions of house arrest, and was able to gain access to a different computer and set up a new e-mail account and immediately began posting information critical of the Ukrainian Government.

      Lira than began a lengthy series of round-table discussions which included, over a number of months, many of the major dissident voices critical of the Ukrainian war effort.

      Ritter stated that it was the round table discussions that he found most problematic.

      He hypothesizes that these round table discussions were a potential means by which the SBU could collect key behavioral data intelligence about all of these prominent critics.

      Please see the lengthy Ritter post on these issues entitled Gonzalo Lira, the SBU, and Information Operations (Aug 8, 2023), but behind a paywall.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

        “He hypothesizes that these round table discussions were a potential means by which the SBU could collect key behavioral data intelligence about all of these prominent critics.”

        Absolutely.

        Lira is a plant, an agitator.

    • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

      My point is that we should be united in standing for his right to free speech, not bickering over his character.

      Like I said, they do the same thing to Julian Assange. I am not comparing Julian’s character to Gonzalo’s, before someone starts on that.
      Obviously, Julian is a giant among men, and Gonzalo comes across as a sleezball.

      Not The Point. Everyone has the right to free speech and no one should be in prison for exercising it.

      Oppressive governments should be opposed, not bowed down to.

      • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        I would not compare Lira to Assange, for starters.

        And the argument I’ve seen is not for shutting up Lira, it’s about whether or not he works for SBU and is an asset or not, or whether he is lying or not. I have not seen any of his detractors call for his censorship, so I’m not sure where you are getting that. Maybe you can provide a link or something? Who is saying that Lira should be shut up?

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

          Lets keep in mind if what Ritter and Eliason are claiming is true, then all the people responding to Lira on social media may be in some trouble should things escalate.

    • Hereward the Woke August 12, 2023 at 6:19 am #

      Ritter is right. If GL was the fearless “truth to power” guy he claims he is, he would be dead already. There’s no way the Ukie secret service would only hold him for a week and then let him go.

      • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:07 am #

        Agreed.

  35. mitchellc August 11, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

    To gain a proper perspective of the current global situation, it helps to understand how sports teams are organized under the principle of speed or strength.

    Whether emphasizing pitching & fielding vs long ball, or complex passing routes vs pounding the ball up the middle, managers build teams around available talent.

    In world affairs, the elite can choose between (racial/cultural) unity or opt for broad(er) diversity. Cohesion by definition limits volume, whereas a (fake) egalitarian approach can draw from a much larger population base.

    The second point to consider is whether to play offensive or defense; each having their own advantages and disadvantadefeat. Way of example, WW2 provides a great illustration of how those who chosen unity went on the offensive and suffered disastrous defeats.

    Now, where it gets interesting is that just as sports dynasties eventually end, so too do nation states. It is at that point owners need to decide how to go about the rebuilding process, and whether they can even change emphasis at the risk of destroying their identity.

    This is where old players need to be cleaned out, and fans brought along for the process. In this way, the old boomer whites of the USA/West are massively butt hurt because they’re being replaced to accomodate an entirely new approach towards maintaining empire.

    However, the ironic element is the total switchero by 2 of the 3 national teams. That is, the USA/West opted for a diverse offensive vs Russia playing the (culturally) unified defenders.

    The only constant is all life forms is competition over scarce resources, manifested as war in the human species sapien sapien. To play the game correctly, you must employ the attitude of sports betting.

    It’s merely a function of resources (human and energy), playground and management. In this way we can see Russia has the advantage and will win.

    The USA made its decisions decades ago, honestly thinking it could win. The effects of those choices are now being visited upon those who both supported and opposed the changes.

    Crying over the demographic shift and resulting loss of global empire doesn’t get you anywhere. Once lost, the bottom will fall out until an entire rebuilding program is undertaken over the next 20-30 years.

    The question is, who wants to stick around? Why not kite off to Crimea or Ukraine when the dust settles?

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    • Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

      Couldn’t “we” launch a first strike? They would retaliate, thus solving a lot of demographic problems. The Elite, safe in their underground palaces would be having parties a la Masque of the Red Death.

      The population deficit, if any, could be solved by more Latino immigration.

      We must think about the unthinkable, as Herman Kahn taught us to do.

  36. Sadiethecat August 11, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

    JHKunstler wrote: “Mr. Trump’s defense might present reasons why he believed the election was rife with fraud, by introducing evidence of said fraud, of which there is actually an impressive amount now, ”

    JHK listed a few of those in a post a few days ago. Can someone please direct me to some sources? I’d appreciate seeing them all in one place, the litany of scams, dodges etc.

    Thanks.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

      Why are you asking others to do the work for you?

      Talk about lazy.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

        She is a cat afterall

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

          LOL!

      • Sadiethecat August 11, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

        Why? Why not? JHK writes a good blog w presumably informed commenters who follow this issue closely. I don’t . But am open to learning more.

        • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

          If only we had a list of “sources” to help you with all of the issues you know nothing about.

          I guess you will have to inform yourself and engage the brain.

          What a cruel world.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 9:19 pm #

          First rule of Clusterfucknation: Don’t ask anyone to throw you a lifeline.

          Second rule of Clusterfucknation: Don’t drown.

          But once you get used to swimming with sharks, you’ll never go back to goldfish.

          Welcome aboard!

          • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

            Bird,
            Third rule? Be prepared to defend your comments in a rational and civil manner.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 3:23 am #

            Elysian, nah.

            Engage as you are engaged–always.

          • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 9:05 am #

            I smell a merchandising opportunity here for the host:

            -koozies
            -coffee mugs
            -magnetic vehicle stickers
            -umbrellas
            -folding chairs, soft side coolers (for all the free summer concert series that boomers enjoy attending)
            -laptop stickers
            -golf club covers

          • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 9:49 am #

            I consider this place Thunderdome
            And as the late, great, and black (deal with it Jarek-thuss), Tina Turner sang:

            So, what do we do with our lives
            We leave only a mark
            Will our story shine like a light or end in the dark?
            Give it all or nothing
            We don’t need another hero (hero, hero)
            We don’t need to know the way home
            All we want is life beyond Thunderdome

          • elysianfield August 12, 2023 at 10:52 am #

            Owl,

            „Kämpfe niemals mit einem Schwein, denn sonst werdet ihr beide dreckig und das Schwein mag es.“

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

            Elysian,

            Aber manchmal muss man es einfach machen. Genießt den Kampf.

            😀

      • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

        Yeah! How dare Sadie ask for help from people who know things that she doesn’t! She’s acting like someone eager to lear, for goodness sakes!

        CFN seems to be chalk-full of know-it-alls in their ivory towers of knowledge.

        Talk about elitist, smug, unhelpful and rude.

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

          You showed up a few days ago, and started pestering everyone.

          Not a lot of room to talk here, bud.

          • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

            I showed up a few days ago after being told that CFN had intellectual discussion. Instead, it is more than 50% (excluding JHK days) petty sniping and rudeness and you appear to be the queen.

            You can insult me until the cows come home. I don’t care. Go for it.

            But if you cannot simply scroll by Sadie’s admirable student-like request for help in her quest to learn with your inquisitive-crushing rudeness then I’ll elbow myself room, missy.

          • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

            And I have not pestered anywhere near everyone hear at CFN. It only appears to you that way because of your narcissism.

            Actually, I have pestered you, HE & Edgy. Two on account of rudeness and one on account of being at war and underestimating our enemy.

            Everyone else here seems intelligent and interesting.

            Cheers!

          • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

            Ugh. New sock born yesterday, annoying already.

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:16 am #

            It’s amazing how quickly Zonk fit in here. He was accepted by Islander and he is part of her team.

            If you draw a line in the sand, the whole world can be understood as being on one or the other side of it. I find myself on the same team as Zonk. Our opponent is Mary and her team.

            Some people say they aren’t part of either team, but that is open to question. You are on one side of the line or the other.

          • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 9:13 am #

            Vlad, you have been here far too long to know there are no sides.
            They don’t exist in a circle
            This is all free agency

            Now I understand how you may think you have some franchise player tag as you have had more lives than a Hindu cat, but you’ll die in this world the way you came in.

            You’re drawing a line in the sand in a shared foxhole

            The war ain’t in here, brother

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:10 am #

            Jar Jar likes the teams and sides game. Sophomoric.

        • Hereward the Woke August 12, 2023 at 6:23 am #

          Agreed. Some people need to take a screen break.

        • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 9:18 am #

          Seems like there is an obviously clear, yet avoided, solution Dr. Dork.

          Respond to her.

          Instead of being an oxygen thief, how about answering her?

          Instead of preening and posturing and documenting your gripes, how about you answer her?

          Instead of being a hypocrite and complaining how about offering a solution by answering her?

          Otherwise, STFU

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:10 am #

            Zing!

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            You must resist, Mary, Edge. Poor BRH was unable to do so.

        • GreenAlba August 13, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          “CFN seems to be chalk-full of know-it-alls in their ivory towers of knowledge.

          Talk about elitist, smug, unhelpful and rude.”

          Let me come down from my ivory tower of knowledge and be helpful, by letting you know that there is no such expression as ‘chalk-full’. The expressiion is ‘chock full”.

          A chock is a block or wedge placed under something else, such as a wheel, to keep it from moving, as in the aviation expression ‘chocks away’.

          Just being helpful and increasing the sum of CFN knowledge. 🙂

    • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

      Cardboard in the windows of the counting floor never gets old.

      😀

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

      Your cat pics are cute, though.

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

      Sadie,

      I have no idea what you are referring to.

      But if I want to retrieve something I vaguely recall from earlier JHK posts, I think of relevant search items and trawl through the posts until I find what I am looking for.

  37. Roundball Shaman August 11, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

    “… The People of the Blob, the folks infesting the high ranks of our government’s permanent bureaucracy, which has turned so viciously against the governed.”

    Has there ever been a truly successful business venture that actually hated their own customers? Has there ever been a single successful marriage where the partners truly hated each other? Has there ever been a successful parent-child relationship ever when one side (or both) simply hated each other?

    And yet, here ‘We the People’ are… surrounded by so-called Leaders all around who really and truly hate us. Not just dislike, but HATE US. They loathe us. Their only wish for us is that we would all just go away forever.

    And has there ever been a successful Social Contract anywhere down through Time when the Leadership Class and The People had nothing left but hate for each other?

    There is much talk these days about this (legally-conjured and weaponized) notion of a ‘Hate Crime’. Well, playing-along with this silly notion just for the sake of argument… let’s say that a Hate Crime is an actual thing. When the Leadership Class at all levels has nothing but hate for We the People — does that rise to the level of a ‘Hate Crime’? And if so… wouldn’t that call for a reasonable response of corrective action?

    But we don’t live in reasonable times. In fact, ‘reason’ is no longer tolerated as a thinking philosophy. These days it’s all about having emotion and bias first, and then acting that out with no regard for sensibility and fairness and rationality. The Weaponization of Hate against We the People. Not to mention it’s increasingly being codified into ‘Law’ and Modern Civil practice.

    If We the People ‘hate’ something, then that’s Bad… Bad… Bad!…

    But if the Leadership Class hates We the People… that’s, well, simply the way things are going to be. And We had better like it, or we’ll get more hate our way.

    So it’s only a ‘Hate Crime’ depending on WHO is doing the hating, and why. The same feeling… the same actions… but with some folks having a ‘Hate All You Want!’ card while others are being punished for daring to harbor a legacy human emotion that has now been fully criminalized for the Wrong Class of People.

    Hate of any kind is not a productive emotion. But sometimes… it’s something learned in how one has been treated by those they counted on and entrusted.

    Successful Businesses do not hate their customers. Successful Leaders don’t hate their governed, either. Too bad They can’t understand that. Their Hate won’t let them.

    • Skeptical Mouse August 13, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

      “Has there ever been a truly successful business venture that actually hated their own customers?”

      How about Purdue Pharma?

  38. Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

    I have been thinking a lot recently, over just how it came to be that ‘diversity’ now requires that you hire a lot of foreign nationals, specifically from India.

    It was while reading this article from the Market Ticker that it hit me- the definition of diversity was changed to mean people from India, to suit the corporations that hire them because they work cheap.

    We have nearly all been brainwashed that ‘diversity’ is a good thing, and if you don’t think so you are a xenophobic racist.

    Anybody who wants these employers prosecuted for replacing Americans with foreign workers then becomes a racist.

    Sleep Well, Elites? You Shouldn’t

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=249479

    • mitchellc August 11, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      The core problem with your approach is believing you had any influence or part in the decision making process. (Or that anyone did going back to adoption of the constitution and before with the granting of the Plymouth and Virginia charters.)

      Now, where did you get that idea? When was it implanted as an article of faith, and to what purpose was it intended?

      Examine those points and an honest assessment will immediately recognize the parallels with religious indoctrination. Again, why the brainwashing?

      For the elite, power, control, wealth, money, in fact complete hedonistic freedom to do anything one wants, violating every cultural and moral norm that governs the lesser undermenchen subject to your whim.

      We know Jim gets out there fighting the good fight, but why listen to or follow anyone who endlessly repeats the same tired canards with respect to ‘freedom and democracy’??

      MQ, like John AZ, has really come around, rejecting all prior forms of faith, freeing herself to view reality in a truthful and honest fashion. That’s true liberation of the mind and allows for a calming peace when everything makes perfect logical sense.

      Tell me, MQ and JAZ, do you actually give a shit anymore? Notice your blood pressure dropping and your overall health improving?

      • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

        The Mitchster sure seems to give a shit if they give a shit.

        Odd, really.

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

        What do you mean “has come around”? I’ve been here for 20 years, you dolt.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

          And mitchc tried so hard to be nice to you!

          “…freeing herself to view reality in a truthful and honest fashion.”

          But yeah, There’s Something About Mitch

          Hey, I scored a couple tickets to the Dictator Zoo! Busy?

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            It’s a date, dahling.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

        Long, long before, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different…”, the great masses of humanity accepted that there are those better than us.

        An upper strata free from the constraints placed on the hoi-polloi.
        Of course many social and mental structures were put in place to maintain a physical separation.
        Religion
        Laws
        Social classes
        Peerage

        This was a fact of life.
        As Mitch states, when did this fact become inconvenient?
        When did a shroud get thrown over it?
        Roughly 1776?

        Well, guess what?
        It fell off.

      • GreenAlba August 11, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

        “[…] but why listen to or follow anyone who endlessly repeats the same tired canards with respect to ‘freedom and democracy’??”

        Who is that person behind our Mitch who’s twisting his arm so painfully to force him to listen to stuff he doesn’t want to listen to?

        Get them to stop – he’s had enough.

        • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

          Hahahahaa!

  39. Jarek August 11, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

    The problem with the world is that most people are always a drink behind.

    Humphrey Bogart

    Imagine there are still people, lot of them, who don’t think the South had a moral and legal right to secede.

    • astera August 12, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

      hahahah

  40. ATZ942 August 11, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

    James, This is gobbledygook. Call me when you actually have something to say. Once, you could a been a contender. Now, what? I’ll pray for you.

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    • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

      Just like Terry, you’re a punch-drunk commie

      • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

        You’re the best, Edgy. Thank you for sharing your insults with us.

      • Edge Lord August 11, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

        Arthur Miller’s treatment, the original.

        You probably know nothing of it.

        • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

          Patterning yourself after an insulting asshole is no way to go through life, Edgy.

    • GreenAlba August 11, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

      “Once, you could a been a contender.”

      Got any more bad movie lines for us? Hilarious that you bothered to drop by, though.

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

      “Call me.”

      Hahaha!

      Hahahahahaha!!

      I needed a laugh like that today. Thanks!

      Turn your handle green so we can all flock to your oh-so-informative site!

  41. docmartin August 11, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

    Ain’t nuthin new here Mr K. All Germans were mentally ill from 1933-45. Then, miraculously, they were all cured of their psychosis when they lost the war. Some of the best and brightest were so cured that we forgave them completely of their heinous misdeeds and put them in total control of many branches of our government. Read your history Mr K!

  42. MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

    Why Elon Musk’s “X” is a Hellscape With the New CEO, Linda Yaccarino’s CENSORSHIP Plans

    “CEO Linda Yaccarino: “we’ve introduced a new policy called… ‘freedom of speech, not reach’… if you’re going to post something that is lawful but it’s awful you get labelled… you get deamplified.” X is now officially and explicitly a censorship platform” – P Mitchell

    “the recent announcement of the WEF ghoul Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO has created more controversy. Yaccarino has promised to censor “lawful but awful” content, which has sparked outrage among free speech advocates. This article is not only about Linda Yaccarino’s appointment but also an analysis of how elites like the World Economic Forum (WEF) and billionaire businessmen like Musk are trying to control people’s speech. Additionally, it highlights why billionaires shouldn’t own social media or legacy media as it could be harmful to the principles of democracy around the world.”

    – Cindy Sheehan

    https://cindysheehan.substack.com/p/why-elon-musks-x-is-a-hellscape-with

    • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

      In other words they are shadowbanning again, but this time they are telling you that they are shadowbanning rather than denying it.

      Lindy Yaccs!

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

        People will accept anything if they like who’s running the show.

        • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

          They will accept it regardless of that. Fear is all that is needed.

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

      “Lawful but awful” – c’mon! that’s so cool ya gotta be down widdat!

      As I’ve said almost as many times as “The Hildebeast will be your last President!”: “Please second-richest-man-in-the-world, save us from the plutocrats!”

      But I’ll admit to having been (briefly!) seduced by the Tesla Model S – except for those door-opening-thingys. They stay flush with the exterior of the car – no unsightly bumps and bulges (ala Big Mike). They pop out when the key in your pocket comes close enough – uh huh… When some 18-year-old kid owns a 20-year-old Tesla as his first car, all that fancy shit ain’t gonna work, and will cost more than the price of the car to fix. But I digress… (That future isn’t coming anyway…)

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

        The motto should be shortened:

        “Lawful.”

        End of story.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

          “L’awful” (sorry France)

          or maybe “Law Fool”

      • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        Wow I sure have missed you. Where have you been?!?

        “No unsightly bumps ala Big Mike” will have me chuckling all day.

        I’ve seen enough exploding or suddenly-accelerating Teslas to keep me alternatively leery and in fear of them.

        I also believe they will all be garbage in 20 years (if not sooner). The electric car thing was laughed out of the room in the 1980s, remember? Then that “filmmaker” came out of nowhere to create the documentary, “Who Killed The Electric Car?” and got us all riled up about why we can’t have E cars and ditch the dirty fossil-fuel burning ones? It was all a conspiracy between car companies, you see. Because they have all the power. Big eye roll.

        But we can see how far back the plans for today go.

  43. neurodoc August 11, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

    This fall, when flu season starts up and about 75% of the country has IgG-4 produced by the clot shot’s S1 glycoprotein, their immune system will fail them via the IgG4 blinding of immunity to viruses and cancer cells. We will see a massive die off of people with the flu, or whatever bullshit viral entity the PTB will claims is responsible to cover their asses. At that point, I predict that what RFK has been saying for several years about the clot shot’s ill effects, will draw very positive attention to him as a likely person to go against the blob.

    I have little faith in the voting process, but someone of RFK’s stature and family credentials may make a difference, for once in many decades.

    • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

      RFK, Peter McCullough, and all the others have performed valiantly, against the Blob, these last 3 years. Even those who caught on late, like Dr. Campbell and Jimmy Dore, are doing heroic work now, adding their voices to the swell.

      We may not win, but I salute those who stood up and fought.

      I sure hope my family got the saline shots, is all I can say about the immunosuppression.

      • neurodoc August 11, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

        In an Australian senate hearing with weight of a court case against Pfizer, yesterday afternoon, Pfizer’s Exec VP and Research Chief (CEO Boula is on the run and refusing subpoenas) ADMITTED under oath that there were two sets of injections: one for the Pfizer and Moderna and other corporate executive teams and their families, along with what they called ‘important’ people, and another injection set for the ‘masses,’ i.e. for the rest of us. NO kidding, they really said it, after a very tenacious senator talked them into a corner.

        I hope all these devils are reincarnated as chickens in a KFC chicken factory where they pull off the beaks at birth.

        • neurodoc August 11, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

          I think the people will eventually win this, but it may be a Pyrrhic victory with many many otherwise good people dead from trusting an untrustworthy Nazi government.

          • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

            Yes, that is more or less how I think it will shake out as well.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

            That’s what I find so disturbing about RFK Jr. going all kunbaya on us.

            Also pretending not to see what they are doing to Trump.

            People have to pay for these crimes.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 11, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

            Kumbaya.

          • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

            “People have to pay for these crimes.”

            It goes so far beyond that though.

            This is mass murder–at the global level.

            What we have lived and continue to live through is one of the most incredible displays of evil in world history.

            Anyone that refuses to call it out is not worthy of leading, and anyone who supported it and has not genuinely repented can burn in hell.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:22 am #

            Not only mass murder, but the psychological (mostly touchless) torture is still at Geneva Convention violation levels.

            STILL.

            Every day, fear propaganda spewed from the highest rooftops and that’s only one part of the design to drive us insane.

            The ones hit the hardest are the youth, who seem increasingly unbalanced. Gen Z is quite a mess as are millenials.

            I have read that no one wants to hire them.

        • TPTB-USA August 11, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

          Pfizer Acknowledges Employees Received Batch of Vaccines That Australian Senator Said Were Not TGA Tested
          ntd.com/pfizer-admits-employees-were-given-special-batch-of-vaccine-at-australian-senate-hearing_934938.html

          It appears that these weasels all go to the same school of indoctrination as Fauci, and so many others in the Biden administration.

    • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

      ” of RFK’s stature and family credentials”

      NDoc,

      With all respect, you should also mention their history of being neutralized when not towing the line.

      • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

        Good point.

      • Q. Shtik August 11, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

        toeing the line

        • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

          Q,
          I suppose that tow might also be correct if you say “Tow that barge, lift that bale”…sort of an Erie Canal sort of thing….

          https://haitianartsociety.org/tow-that-barge-lift-that-bale

          • Uncle Bob August 16, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

            That line, from the song “Old Man River,” in the play “Show Boat,” speaks of the life of black slaves working as stevedores, not Irishmen digging the Erie Canal.

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

      Hey Doc, thanks for the first sentence of your response. That kind of detailed info gives me something to dig into.

      As for the last sentence… Well, I suspect you may have family and such, and need to polish at least a little forlorn nugget of hope.

      I would consider it a fortuitous turn of events if you turn out to be correct. (Notice my tortured avoidance of the word “hope”?)

      I suspect that if JFK and RFK had not been martyred, they might both have lived up to the standard set by little bro Teddy.

      The sonsabitches killed Marilyn Monroe!

  44. Paula D August 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

    This is an interesting perspective from commenters on MoA. It makes sense, in a way, but I’m not sure about it. I guess we’ll watch it play out.

    “It’s another destabilization campaign for Big Business, Banks in the heart of EU, no different than the Niger campaign is now on the continent of Africa, to bring the whole continent into destabilization (absolutely US has the President currently captive) or Iraq & Syria to destabilize the Middle East.”
    Trubind1 (#11)

    “Interesting comment about the US holding Niger’s president hostage. It fits in with the idea that the US is behind the coup—having trained Niger’s military and benefitting via the coup by its weakening of France in Africa and in Europe by loss of uranium imports that they control, similar to Germany’s loss of natural gas imports due to the destruction of NSII. And the timing of the coup immediately after the Africa Summit in St. Petersburg allows for MSM linkage of the coup with the RF.
    The US play is not only to weaken (and possibly destroy) the RF, it is to weaken and prevent Europe from independent actions”.

    • tucsonspur August 11, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

      I understand that Burkina Faso and Mali support the coup in Niger. Ostensibly we have troops there to help keep terrorists at bay.

      I thought that Bazoum was being held by the coup leaders, but I’m not really up on all of this.

      Africa has always been there for the taking. Reminds me of the fact that Germany had colonies there during WW1.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

        “Africa has always been there for the taking. Reminds me of the fact that Germany had colonies there ”

        Don’t forget the Belgian Congo (see comment below).

        • tucsonspur August 11, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

          Brutal exploitation and genocide in the Congo as elsewhere, but not so much in Bruges and Brussels.

          In 2020, people in Belgium vandalized the statues of King Leopold ll and other officers and I don’t mind it much.

          I can do without that type of white supremacy, but what would history be without the corpses of conquest, the cemeteries of colonization?

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

      Puala, very possibly this is a variety of color revolution.

      France has longstanding ties to Africa, also postcolonial. I just read a book** that devotes some chapters to the cultivation of the “francophonie” in Africa, as a counterweight to the huge pressure of the Anglosphere hegemony (and also the English language hegemony, which puts French speakers at a disadvantage in many contexts).

      Just as there are speculations thta the devastating riots in France were “messages” to Macron not to test the “Gaullist” waters too much, this Niger business could well be designed to destroy the France=Africa integration.

      After all, the UK maintains strong ties to Canada, Au, and NZ. Why shouldn’t France maintain strong ties to its former colonies in Africa?

      Anglosphere postcolonial ties Good!
      Francosphere postcolonial ties Bad!!

      **In case you are interested:
      Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, The Story of French,

      httpX://www.amazon.com/Story-French-Jean-Benoit-Nadeau/dp/0312341849

      • GreenAlba August 11, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

        In the book ‘Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World’, there’s a chapter on how France maintains its colonial relationship with its former colonies (i.e. by funnelling money from them into its own coffers), after the chapter on the UK perpetuating its own empire underground in the same way. Then there’s a chapter on the US …

        amazon.co.uk/Treasure-Islands-Havens-Stole-World-ebook/dp/B004NBZG0G/ref=sr_1_1

      • Paula D August 11, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

        I just watched a video of the Italian prime minister go nuts on France and its exploitation of Africa.
        She included the uranium, which powers 1/3 of France, while 80% of Nigeriens don’t have electricity.
        She included France’s control of their currency and their bank accounts.
        Apparently France’s former colonies still use French issued money, even though France itself uses the Euro.
        I have no idea why Meloni cares so much about Africa, except that she did complain about the immigrants flooding Italy.
        She said that the solution to the problem is not sending Africans to Europe, it is getting Europeans out of Africa.
        I think Italy has no influence on former colonies in Africa, so there’s that.

        Anyway, I found that odd, because Meloni ran as an outsider, but supports the NATO attack on Ukraine.

        As for the Congo, we are trained to hurl abuse at King Leopold and ignore the millions killed in the Congo at the beginning of this century.
        We need the cobalt, doncha know.

        • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

          80% of Nigerians do not have electricity? That is the most shocking fact that I have learned all day. 80% in 2023 – zoinkers!

          • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

            Per Statista:
            “The share of the population with access to electricity in Nigeria increased by 4.1 percentage points (+7.4 percent) since the previous year. Therefore, the share in Nigeria reached a peak in 2021 with 59.5 percent. Over the observed period, the share has been subject to fluctuation.”

            There is a big difference between urban and rural access to electric power. Maybe it it an infrastructure issue.

          • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

            No, not Nigerians, but Nigeriens (with an “e”).
            Nigerians are people who live in Nigeria.
            Nigerians (with an “e”) are people who live in Niger.
            It is these latter that Paula was referring to as mostly not having electricity while supplying loads of uranium to France.

          • Heartlander August 11, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

            Damn autospell. I was trying to sat that NigerIENS — WITH AN “E” — the people in Niger — have uranium but not electricity.

          • stelmosfire August 12, 2023 at 8:05 am #

            Zonk, I found that figure a little excessive. Wiki tells me 94% of Nigerians are connected to the national power grid. Power can be intermittent for some but they got juice. I found it crazy that there are 500 different languages spoken there and over 250 ethnic groups. Sounds like a recipe for never ending problems. This is what the Blob wants for the USA.

          • Islander August 12, 2023 at 9:53 am #

            Thanks for the Nigerien/Nigerian info.

            Kind of like Russians and Belarusians.

            I expect Niger is one of the countries that would have benefitted bigly if Qaddafi had been able to follow through on his plans to use Libyan wealth to assist African development. Instead of being taken out in the most brutish fashion.

          • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            Thank you, Heartlander. I was referring to the people of Niger, not the people of Nigeria.

        • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

          “As for the Congo, we are trained to hurl abuse at King Leopold and ignore the millions killed in the Congo at the beginning of this century.
          We need the cobalt, doncha know.”

          Speak for yourself.
          I am not so “trained.”
          I suspect you don’t think you are, either.

          • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            I said that because Tusconspur brought up King Leopold, ignoring the civil war of this century.

            I have seen that a lot, so I am not speaking for myself, I am speaking about the general public.

        • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:24 am #

          She’s another fraud, now saying that Italy need refugees.

          Her Ukraine position was an early red flag.

          The Blacks wouldn’t have any technology at all but for us. That bears remembering. And their population would be low and stable. Thank Christian charity for upsetting the balance so that they’re now flooding much of the world.

        • Islander August 12, 2023 at 9:45 am #

          Former colonies are not in the Eurozone. Former colonies that after WW2 chose to become departments of France use the euro.

          “Since January 2002 the Euro (€) has been the official currency for the French Overseas Departments, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Notes are in denominations of €5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros.”

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

      The US play (in Ukraina) is not only to weaken Russia and the EU, but more importantly, to undermine and weaken the US.

  45. Hg August 11, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

    Casting my vote for ‘August Psychodrama’ to go into the print version of the ClusterfucK coffee-table book

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    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:21 pm #

      Hg, when I clicked on your name I almost expected to find information of the environmental cycling of mercury. (Mercury is considered extremely toxic in the environment, but in “vaccines”? No problem!) Oh well…

      • Hg August 11, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

        LOL weren’t you surprised! indeed pharmaceuticals have at last succeeded where I have failed turning Hg to Au

        • stelmosfire August 12, 2023 at 8:11 am #

          MIC turns Pb to Au.

  46. tucsonspur August 11, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

    I see that the usual pompous creator of fatuous, fanciful notions, the self- enthroned proclaimer of the ineffectiveness of others, is still clothed in the tawdry tatters of his thoughts.

    The temerity of this ‘intellectualizing’ toad has one thinking that his mind has been gripped by some variation of tenesmus.

    A three-pence thinker, trading in coins of condescension.

    • Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

      Don’t be so hard on yourself.

      • tucsonspur August 11, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

        It’s pretty good, isn’t it? Don’t mind it so much, your jealousy envelops you in a cloud of jackassery and juvenility!

      • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

        He’s like a broken record stuck on alliteration.

        • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 3:18 am #

          Heavy-handed alliteration is a trademark of most poor writers.

          I

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:30 am #

            Same with gratuitous use of large, little-known words.

            JHK knows how to weave obscure words into a narrative correctly with the artistry of a master painter.

            Slur throws them into sentences in a clunky manner, the sole purpose of which seems to be an attempt to appear smarter than he is.

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

            Yes, he vomits up chunks at times. Yet his metaphor of you chasing him around is a winner.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

            TS is the Thomas Kinkade of writing.

            Available at Hallmark stores everywhere.

            😀

    • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

      Tucson,
      Nice effort.

  47. Islander August 11, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

    Speaking of organ harvesting (up-thread), last night I watched an extraordinary documentary film about the years-long operation to conceal the very likely sequence of events that led to the SIV virus jumpingn to humans and becoming HIV-AIDs.

    It goes back to the Belgian Congo in the 1950s and the use (coercion) of citizens to receive what turned out to be dodgy polio jabs. AIDs first appeared in the early1960s in the same locations where the intensive jabbing campaign was conducted.

    The Origins of AIDS (2004) | Full Documentary | Cecil Fox | Simon Wain-Hobson | Joseph Vandepitte

    httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRTpThZrDAY

    The reason I mention this film in the organ harvesting context is that organs were harvested from live chimpanzees to be used as a substrate for growing the vaccine locally. It turned out that some of these chimps had the SIV virus. Thus, the jabs were contaminated.

    The activities—even the existence— of a state=of-the-art lab in Stanleyville, the activities in a camp where at least 400 chimps that had been hunted down were held captive and drained of their live organs while fully conscious (footage in the film)—all was suppressed and lied about by the whole scientific community, up to falsifying statements and documents shown at a Royal Society conference/inquiry.

    Obvious (to me) question: Do the organs harvested in the Ukraine end up in these biolabs? Are they being used as a substrate of some kind? Are they being turned into a biological product that can then be used in other labs?

    The film is absolutely fascinating, with a lot of vintage footage and photos of the Belgian Congo in the 1950s, etc.

    Of course, the scientific “community” closed ranks and tried to destroy and discredit the two journalists who stuck to the trail and wouldn’t give up.

    • Islander August 11, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

      ” the years-long operation ‘

      Make that “decades-long suppression”

    • GreenAlba August 11, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

      Some of that sounds pretty hard to watch.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:14 pm #

        Not really. the only “hard-to-watch” part was the section with getting the organs from the chimps.

        Actually the film is more like a mystery, or cold case. With a lot of historical context regarding the polio epidemic (if it was that) in the US, the backgrounds of the two main protagonists/competitors (Salk, Sabin, and a Polish virologist whose name escapes me) and the vaccines they championed.

        The views of the pharma industry at the end of the film also make it relevant to our current situ. I don’t think anyone could watch this film without seeing the very clear parallels to the current situ. We have forgotten too much of this history, or it has been suppressed.

        • GreenAlba August 12, 2023 at 5:57 am #

          “Not really. the only “hard-to-watch” part was the section with getting the organs from the chimps.”

          That’s the bit I meant!

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

      The “scientific community” is populated by non-scientists/fake scientists.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

        In this documentary that is not the case.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

          I haven’t seen the documentary, but I plan to, it sounds interesting.

          I am only commenting from experience.

          But, based on my experience, many of those who most vehemently flout their “scientific credentials”, have lost any thread of what it means to be a “scientist” (like questioning your own assumptions).

          No one sells out science like a “scientist”.

          • Islander August 12, 2023 at 10:00 am #

            I hope you do watch the video.
            I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on it.

            There are good scientists and bad scientists. the more money is thrown at them via govt grants, etc., the more politicized their work gets.

            One very interesting figure in the film is the evolutionary biologist Bill Hamilton (I had never heard of him). There are aa couple of interesting comments about Hamilton in the thread. Reminds me a bit of Kary Mullis. There are geniuses out there who are not cookie-cuttered.

    • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

      Back in the 80s suspicion about the origins of AIDS grew. I remember seeing a Montel show with a UN official facing a roomful of hostile and skeptical people accusing AIDS of being a bioweapon.

      Oh, no, no! she said. It was spread by the smallpox vaccination program in Africa, in the 80s.

      Oh really? But smallpox was declared eradicated in the world in 1980, and vaccine programs were halted.

      Anyway, at that point, officials announced that a vial of blood from a child from the 50s had been found in a freezer in a clinic in Africa.
      The child had died from an unknown disease, but they tested his blood and found that he had died from AIDS!

      Mystery solved! Put all suspicions to rest.

      Mystery solved by a vial of 30 year old blood that had rested in a freezer in a clinic in Africa for 30 years, and the electricity never went off (see upthread for discussion of electricity in Africa today), and it never was defrosted, and it never was cleaned out of old blood, and someone was still working in that clinic 30 years later who remembered the mysterious death of that particular child, and was able to connect the dots in a way that was used to shut down speculation about the bioweapons program in the US that was working on a virus that could shut down the human immune system, as testified before Congress in 1969.

      How convenient.

      Do I believe it? No, no, I don’t.

      • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

        Before that, the story was that some flight attendant had sex with a monkey, and that’s how it all began.

        • Paula D August 13, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

          Yes, and then he spread it to San Francisco, New York and Haiti.

          I remember a joke from the 80s.

          What’s the hardest part about having AIDS?
          Trying to convince your parents that you are Haitian.

        • Paula D August 13, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

          Oh, and they said that the disease had been in Africa for all those years, but no one ever noticed it, because Africans are so backwards.

          But they can keep a vial of blood in good condition for 30 years!

  48. reggiezz August 11, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

    “like a demon riding them through an endless nightmare.”

    That’s the actual problem. And I never believed in demons until the last few years. But looking at Brandon and his band of thieves, it’s SO obvious. And OMG Lindsay Graham? They’re all like Batman villains. Caricatures of real people. Demonic. Anyone who doesn’t see it is suspect.

    • Dr. Zonk August 11, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

      “I never believed in demons until the last few years”

      Yes, they are becoming more and more undeniable, aren’t they? In this regard, you and I are part of a tsunami of realization.

    • MaryQueen August 11, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

      Spend some time at VigilantCitizen.com and you can enjoy just how much the PTB and their cohorts and subjects are enslaved by satanism.

      • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

        VC? Hittin’ the hard stuff Mary…

        One of my regular stops when I really need to top-up my rage. But, unlike this intellectual mecca, I drink alone at VC.

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          Hahahaha! VC is definitely not somewhere to hang out for long. I like it as a reference.

          I really appreciate his creating a vault of The Satanic, but at this point I’m actually bored with it, if that makes sense. I mean the PTB have gotten boring, same ol’ same ol’. Shock value only works for so long.

          Dictator Zoo would be 100x more entertaining, IMHO.

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

      Lindsey Graham: if a ring bologna came to “life” and put on a suit.

      Maxine Waters… just about all of them (except for the few who haven’t been there long enough to go transhuman).

      Does anybody really vote for these pools of demonic excrement? (Sadly yes, and even more sadly, I know some of those deluded voters…)

      • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:34 am #

        Between my bouts of laughter, I wonder what “a ring bologna” is.

  49. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

    ” I even hesitate to leave comments here and on other conservative forums now, because I wonder when the knock comes to my door. ”

    — Irish

    Let me try to put your mind ….. at ease ?

    You are looking at it the wrong way.

    When Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was keeping records on how much a 14 year old girl spends on bubble gum every month the reaction of many people ,

    because they are looking at it the wrong way ,

    was , ” Who cares about bubble gum expenditures ? Let them amass such mundane data all they like. I haven’t murdered anyone , I’m not running any million dollar drug rings , so I have nothing to hide. ”

    As an ex – Stasi man pointed out , the amassing of an encyclopedic amount of mundane data about you is a very useful tool ,

    really the only tool needed , to manufacture a tempest in a tea pot that ruins your life.

    A 14 year old girls monthly bubble gum expenditures ?

    = can be made to make her look spendthrift .

    = spendthrift can be spun into corruption.

    = And already we are off to the races.

    —- A race our 14 year old girl cannot afford.

    You might think murder and million dollar drug rings are important ,

    and jay – walking isn’t.

    But FOR YOU there really is no difference.

    You can’t afford to go to jail for jay-walking , any more than you can afford to go to jail for murder.

    The effect on your piggy bank is the same.

    Likewise , you can’t afford a 500 – dollar – an – hour lawyer for jay – walking , anymore than you can afford a 500 – dollar – an – hour lawyer for murder.

    So , like at least 95% of all cases , including the ones that are total bullshit , you will cop a plea regardless.

    The plea means a black mark on your resume ever after.

    And 90% of prospective employers won’t look past the black mark to see that it is for jay – walking , not murder.

    With all this maybe you are still missing the point ?

    The point is they ALREADY HAD YOU at social security numbers , drivers licenses , tax returns , finger prints , DNA samples , and all the rest .

    They could come after you regardless of whether you said anything , said nothing , or are in a coma.

    What you do , or don’t do , is as a practical matter irrelevant.

  50. Night Owl August 11, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

    For those interested another link to Hunter Biden laptop photos:

    Ofc, many of the worst ones are censored or absent, such as this one of Ashley Biden posing next to Hunter’s wang post fellatio:

    https://tinyurl.com/2p83kr28

    Ashley Biden and her Frankenstein jaw for reference:

    https://www.popsugar.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/07/b75b6ee65fac8963300768.71695471_.jpg

    This is the First Family. Tip of the iceberg of course (or the wang?).

    😀

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    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

      “Frankenstein jaw”. Reminds me of the Hapsburg chin. Could the Bidets (damn spellchecker) be spawn of that wondrous dynasty? Or is a big chin what you get from fucking your own kids, generation after generation?

      • KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

        Well , as one of only three Emperors in Europe , and the other two were Orthodox ,

        even marrying someone of Kingly rank is marrying down.

        But then as far as Kings go , how many Kings did Europe have anyway ?

        And you have the same problem ; marrying below King rank is marrying down.

        In a mere hundred years , even without screwing your literal sister , you are never the less selecting from a rather small pool.

        One of the reasons expressions like ” Darwin Awards ” irks me.

        ” Fittest ” is not a scientific term , it is a value judgement .

        Whatever ” fittest ” is , it either certainly is not someone who skipped over that part of Science 101 ,

        or ,

        that is precisely what ” fittest ” means.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

          I’ve played Crusader Kings II (but not the gay Crusader Kings III – damn you Sweden!).

          I probably know more about the hazards of maintaining a dynasty than anyone living in the 21st Century should know.

          Pro-Tip: Genius Hunting

        • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 12:29 am #

          Fittest has a scientific definition. Of course one can devalue science as you seem to be doing. Indeed, maybe science shouldn’t be above philosophy and religion.

          Someone may have great value and not be a fit organism in the sense of being able to survive in the jungle, either natural or the jungle of degenerate human society.

    • KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

      You scoundrel , I had to check that out.

      Interesting intensive studies of noses and jaws though.

    • GreenAlba August 11, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

      I don’t want to look at her in action again as I saw that horrible picture already, but that jaw is immeasurably worse than poor ‘Duckface’ in Four Weddings and a Funeral (who wasn’t even weird looking in the first place)!

      I have a blonde English friend who insisted, when we were student friends, that she had an ‘Anglo-Saxon jaw’ (and ‘a nose like a ski-slope’) – it was pretty convincing (and not like that one).

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 1:17 am #

      Is this real or one of those (AI?) deep-fakes?

      • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 6:36 am #

        Deep fake bro, go back to sleep. It is all fantasy.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 8:37 am #

          If the original contents of the laptop are among what I’ve seen on the site I mentioned, they are bad enough without invoking some dubious image.

          Ya it is all fantasy sometimes, ay, bro’?

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

            Nah, bro.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 1:27 am #

      Where would it be in this collection? Is this the main one or is there another one?

      bidenlaptopmedia.com/index.php?/category/laptop/start-500

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 2:34 am #

      NightOwl, the letter/surrounds frame-style of the image doesn’t seem to match with any of Hunter’s ‘iphone’ screen-grabs that I’ve seen so far, nor with anything of the laptop’s.

      Furthermore, the girl in the photo doesn’t seem to match Hunter’s apparent preference in women– at all. In fact, I’d say what you have appears almost the opposite of what I’m seeing.

      • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 3:13 am #

        Nearly the entire trove (including this and many other censored materials) were posted on GTV some two years ago. I posted links back then.

        There is 0 doubt that the woman in the photo is Ashley. There are also photos with the younger one with the thick eyebrows.

        Rationalize it all you want, but this family is absolutely disgusting.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 6:28 am #

          GTV Media Group? Steve Bannon’s? If so, what’s the original GTV trove and/or link for that image? In the one you provided, there’s just a torso of ‘some guy’ and ‘Ashley’ is blanked out a little and so there’s no real indication of who they are. I’ve also not heard anything about this.

          I’m in Canada, though, and as you know an anarchist, and so don’t normally follow USA politics, at least not as intently as this, but if what you post is true, that may (also) be illegal under US law.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 6:35 am #

            It is clearly Hunter Biden, and the photo (in its pure form) was part of the original release that you never saw.

            I have no need to convince anyone. The image speaks for itself, particularly in the context it was released.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 6:37 am #

            BTW, in the photo, he’s even wearing that stupid bracelet combo he always wears on his right hand.

            Zazelle: “SoURce???”

            LOL.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 8:22 am #

            “Zazelle: “SoURce???”

            LOL.” ~ NightOwl

            ^ What’s that?

            In any case there’s absolutely no evidence I’ve seen so far of even any mention online of Ashley performing the act depicted in the photo.

            If you’re in publishing, you should know how easy it is to doctor a photo.

            GTV Media Group is apparently defunct incidentally, so your ostensible trove has gone with it.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

            It’s you.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

            No idea what that is.

          • Night Owl August 13, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            You asked what that was.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 8:13 am #

          “What Mac Isaac said next, though, is what was most noteworthy. When he did his ‘deep dive’, he said, he ‘saw a lot of photos’ — but ‘did not see a lot of photos that are being reported to [have been] seen.’

          ‘I do know that there have been multiple attempts over the past year-and-a-half to insert questionable material into the laptop as in, not physically, but passing off this misinformation or disinformation as coming from the laptop’, he said. ‘And that is a major concern of mine because I have fought tooth and nail to protect the integrity of this drive and to jeopardize that is going to mean that everything that I sacrificed will be for nothing.’

          In other words, Mac Isaac says that he has seen claims about what the laptop contains that don’t actually reflect what he saw on the laptop at the outset. Or, presumably, sees now, as one of the few people that might still have an unlittered copy of its contents.

          To what is he referring? It’s hard to say. It may include one of the more popular claims that has circulated on the right, alleging that the machine included evidence of criminal sexual activity by Hunter Biden. (This was alleged on-air by Tucker Carlson last year, without proof.) Or it may involve other claims entirely.

          Here’s where The Washington Post’s discovery that folders were added becomes more important. We have evidence that the portable hard drive had something added to it both before and after the New York Post’s original story — and here’s Mac Isaac agreeing that some of what he’s seen presented as coming from the laptop was never on there. This is why provenance matters in journalistic investigations. Just because Rudy Giuliani says that material came from a hard drive is not reason to assume it did — particularly when he’s on-record as disparaging the idea that the material should be vetted before being reported on.” ~ Philip Bump, National columnist, April 12, 2022 at 3:24 p.m.EDT

        • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:45 am #

          There is really no way to vet those pics so I would not share them, even though it looks like what N.O. claims.

          I will agree that the family is beyond disgusting, just from the other vetted pics, video, and ofc Ashley’s diary, which has also been thoroughly vetted and which I read, cover to cover, 2 years ago.

          She did write about inappropriate showers with Joe, she is a nymphomaniac (by her own description) and that plus what we know about the degenerate x 1000 son and their Ukraine bribery/laundering schemes and Biden’s baby-sniffing and biting and fondling in plain sight is enough to say with 100% assurity that the Bidens are absolutely disgusting degenerates.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

            Understood.

          • Night Owl August 12, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            You can’t fake that pic.

            Zazelle has moved on to deep fakes because his original claim about random torsos is so easily debunked.

            One sees it or they do not. We are not all the same.

            😀

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

            Night Owl, I despise those fucking parasite freaks and their whole goddamn systemic dystopia more than you know. It will collapse because it is at odds with too much– as you well seem to know. Take comfort and solace in that. Go make an iced-milk latte with a shot of whiskey and/or strum a few chords on the guitar. You’ll feel better in no time.

    • WilliamShatnersPants August 13, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

      Isn’t that first one the self-same shot MTG treated us all to in a Committee Hearing?

  51. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

    ” And OMG Lindsay Graham? ”

    As a youngster I thought that the idea that the blackness of someones soul could be literally written on their face was bullshit.

    Not anymore.

    I think of Lindsay Graham as Hillary Clinton with a dick.

    You can literally see the shear palpable malice of both in their eyes and faces.

    Certainly their eyes and faces do not say , ” Nice Person. “

    • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Agree, KA! Wow, their eyes, right? Utter malice, contempt, craziness. I loved hearing her compared to Graham, yes, I can see it.

      Let’s throw Adam Shiff(ty) in there, too. Take a gander at those orbs!

  52. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

    There used to be a show called , ” Clarissa Explains it all. ”

    I never watched it even once.

    Anyway , time for ,

    ” Kesa Anna explains everything you need to know about politics. ”

    It’s simple , just two rules of thumb.

    First rule of thumb ;

    Whenever you say to yourself , ” There ought to be a law …. ”

    The first , and maybe sole , question you should ask YOURSELF is ,

    ” Would you be just as happy if your enemies had this same power ? ”

    Because history has repeatedly shown that is exactly what will happen ,

    and no endorsement is ever so secure as your endorsement.

  53. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

    Second rule of thumb ;

    It’s all about power.

    Examples ;

    ” Save the planet . ”

    translation ; I want power.

    Animals are being abused. ”

    translation ; I want power.

    ” We should keep guns out of the hands of crazy people. ”

    translation ; I want power.

    ” White people suck ”

    translation ; I want power.

    ” Black people suck ”

    translation ; I want power.

    ” Men suck ”

    translation ; I want power.

    ” Women suck ”

    translation ; I want power.

    And so on , and so on , and so on.

    And with these two rules of thumb I think you will find that everything is made very simple , and crystal clear.

    The depressing downside however is the inescapable conclusion that this civilization is doomed.

    Power is a worse drug that tobacco or Heroin or Crack.

    The addict never says , ” I should maybe cut back ” much less says , ” I should quit ! ”

    The progression is always a doubling down , a tripling down , a quadrupling down,

    and the airplane nose dives right into the ground.

    You should expect if you had a time machine to find your descendants living in grass huts and chopping down trees with stone axes , and telling stories around the campfire about Atlantis.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 11, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

      Cooking The Books

      Your comment, KesaAnna, reminds me of something I thought about recently:

      The idea of the so-called PTB– the Master Chefs let’s say– taking maybe anything on The Menu that needs to be Served and throwing it through a preparation and/or cooking process or various preparation/cooking processes.
      You could call it social engineering, political weaponization, agitprop, etc..

      Climate Change? Prep/Cook it.

      A virus? Prep/Cook it.

      Your sex/gender/sexuality? Prep/Cook ’em.

      Your ethnicity/skin-color? Prep/Cook ’em.

      Wars overseas? Prep/Cook ’em.

      Your geolocation? Prep/Cook it.

      — Whatever aspects of your reality that are on The/Their Menu.
      — The catch-of-the-day/month/year/decade.

      —-

      Once Prepped/Cooked, sometimes people aren’t sure about the original uncooked Menu items anymore– what they were or where they came from and so on.

      So some people might respond by ‘tin-foil-hatting it’ and, for example, walking around all day everywhere with an N95 mask on…

      While others, perhaps at the other end of the spectrum to tin-foil-hats, might respond by denying everything that’s on The Menu, like, say, climate change, particular energy limits or a particular pathogen.

      This is not to necessarily suggest that anyone’s necessarily wrong about their responses, mind you.

      Just that the prepped/cooked results can make some things more difficult to objectively perceive, respond to and/or make informed or adequately-informed decisions about.

    • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:10 am #

      Yes, Nietzsche’s Will to Power. Or more mundanely, the psychology of Adler who put power (not pleasure) as the fundamental human drive.

      You’ve rediscovered the light bulb. Some addicts do quit. See the 12 Step Programs. You remain an addict for all of your life. This is Communion of Sinners, an earthly reflection of the Communion of Saints.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 2:48 am #

        I’m thinking that Nietzsche, Einstein, Adler and/or Darwin, etc. all have contemporaries that students of the former might be inclined to look past and/or become some/a bit of the former for themselves.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 3:01 am #

          Clarification/Correction:

          …and/or somehow avoid becoming more of the former’s contemporaries.

          Insofar as we might have education as garbage in, garbage out, so education may also manifest as inputs and outputs, minus synthesis.

  54. The Man They Call Zazelle August 11, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

    Bidenibbles

    I would have to say that this is my favourite of a particular Biden category:

    youtu.be/ygQPq0oy5sI?t=32

    youtube.com/shorts/zE7KOnX96M8?feature=share

    youtube.com/shorts/WVWscFtNMGo?feature=share

    It’s like a nice scoop of ice cream.

  55. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 9:25 pm #

    Three of the best ideas I ever read on CFN —

    — People should be paid to leave the United States .

    — Crack and Heroin should be sold in vending machines

    — If M.A.D. has any validity , then the formula should be , ” The more , the merrier. ”

    — All Elysianfield ideas.

    Also , the Bessie Smith video , and the video of the Black Quartet singing Ave Maria really warmed my heart.

    But at the time I just never got around to saying so.

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 11, 2023 at 10:21 pm #

      Like a fundamentally-infeasible sociopolitical system, a cube-headed dolphin’s head will likely produce enough water-resistance to ultimately doom its existence, or at least seriously threaten it. This is unless it changes its diet and swimming and eating-habits perhaps and maybe groups together with other cube-headed dolphins that do the same. But even then, I have my doubts.

      Some things are simply not feasible in nature and I think that the politics that Jim discusses each week is one of them. Not so much a blob, but a cube-headed dolphin.

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

      Your “Three” ideas”:

      Yes
      Yes
      Yes
      What?

      Did you lose a finger in the War – or gain one?

    • elysianfield August 11, 2023 at 11:36 pm #

      Kesa,
      You embarrass me…but thank you.

      • Disaffected August 12, 2023 at 10:54 am #

        LOL! There’s sparks, could there be smoldering fire too?

      • Disaffected August 12, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        You old hound dog, you, Ely! Must be the Dachshund in you!

  56. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

    What depresses the shit out of me about Joe Biden is

    I don’t give a shit about the Democrats , or the Republicans , or the United States ,

    so it’s not like I’m even paying attention ,

    but I knew Joe Biden — and Bill Clinton , Bush the younger , and Ronald Reagan for that matter ,

    were total scumbags 30 years ago.

    Where is the news in any of it ?

    🙁

    • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

      You know what pisses me off?

      I don’t remember if I was scrolling up or down – and it wasn’t that long ago!

      • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

        Damn you and your hours-long posts! (and strange punctuation, while we’re at it…).

        But I gotta say, I do kinda give a shit about the USA.

    • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      Same, I talked blue in the face about the Anita Hill hearings, and Biden’s racism, and his sexual attack on Tara Reade… but no one listens.

  57. KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

    ” She said that the solution to the problem is not sending Africans to Europe, it is getting Europeans out of Africa. ”

    — Paula D

    Well , my East German experience not withstanding , my initial reaction to George Orwell’s ” 1984 ” was that he grossly over – stated things.

    But I was younger then.

    Today I would say —- something slightly similar — he was TOO LITERAL.

    Truly , the truth is usually the exact opposite of what they say.

    My suspicion , likewise , is , the solution to the problem is not sending Africans to Europe, it is getting Europeans out of Africa.

    And ,

    the solution is not getting Mexicans , Salvadorians , Haitians , and Guatamalans out of the United States. It is getting the United States out of Central America and the Caribbean.

    They don’t run those states any better than they run the 50 states.

    • KesaAnna August 11, 2023 at 10:00 pm #

      But then as for , ” They “.

      The hero of 1984 spends some time wondering if Big Brother was even a real person , or is it Photoshopped Make Believe ?

      More often than not now I doubt the United States government is even American.

      • Islander August 11, 2023 at 10:25 pm #

        Many of them are not; they are Jewish, and are working for Israel or at least not for the USA.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle August 11, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

        A ‘limited hangout’ is a deliberately-unprepped/uncooked Menu item.

        • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

          What?

          A “Limited Hangout” is pasteurized, processed, blue-check-marked, and hyper-approved for immediate overconsumption.

          C’mon Zazz, you know better.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 1:05 am #

            FUD Bistro

            I thought a limited hangout was just a small item, a kind of raw piece of meat or other main ingredient or ingredients that they let hang out as a kind of placate for we angry and/or confused, etc., restaurateurs. (FUD is pronounced like ‘food’ by the way.)

            Like, ‘You were not supposed to know what was in Our Menu and/or how it was prepped/cooked for your consumption, but we’ll let this raw piece of meat or raw vegetable ‘hang out’ on a plate here for you like dogs that you all are to make you feel like you ‘now know what’s cooking or was cooked and how.’

            But what a great name for an anarchist-themed bistro (and thanks for the inspiration).

      • Blackbird August 11, 2023 at 10:35 pm #

        If the hero of 1984 was thinking about Photoshop…

        Well then, that tells us a lot doesn’t it?

        You had everything going for you Winston…

        • KesaAnna August 12, 2023 at 12:29 am #

          I guess you were joking ?

          Orwell died in the 1940’s ?

          But all that sort of thing was going on well before Photoshop or Gimp.

          There is a famous photo of Lenin giving a speech , and just below him on the dias is Trotsky .

          After Trotsky became public enemy number one , the same photo looks identical , except Trotsky is no longer there.

          Another case ; Stalin and Yezhov were paying an official visit to the Volga Canal project . In the photo Stalin and Yezhov are walking side by side.

          After Yezhov was purged , he is no longer in the picture.

          Finally Stalin had really bad Smallpox scars , but you can count on one hand the number of photos where his really bad skin is apparent.

          Speaking of bad skin and Atheists ,

          I read an interview once of the actress Kiera Knightly were the interviewer asks her to name a common knowledge kind of fact that most people did not know about her .

          She answered ; Really bad skin.

          But with the right lighting , expensive cosmetology , and the occasional airbrushing ,

          all folks see is perfect skin.

          I used the term , ” photoshop ” to save me a few sentences worth of elaboration.

          • SpeedyBB August 12, 2023 at 7:12 am #

            Other amusing examples of “vanishing cream” being applied to historical photos include shots where Lin Biao, historically praised as Mao’s “close comrade in arms”, reportedly tries to whack the old genocidal fucker, blows it, skedaddles to the skies and is shot down over Mongolia. Magically disappears from photos swith Mao.

            30 years later BANG! the squirt is rehabilitated, back in action in the PRC panoply.

            Prob is da ni99a dead.

            htxxps://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/lin-biao

  58. skptc August 12, 2023 at 12:52 am #

    “Impeaching Mr. Garland would surely have a salutary influence on America’s current troubled mental state.”

    It certainly would, but on 8/16/22 it was declared by Jonathan Turley that:

    “Merrick Garland is a person with unimpeachable ethics and integrity.”

    Turley has yet to alter this position.

    • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      Turley is starting to piss me off.

  59. SpeedyBB August 12, 2023 at 2:25 am #

    Anyone foolish, ignorant, reckless or brave enough to be a tourist in South Afriwakanda shouldn’t be surprised at the colorful cultural festivities.

    How to stay safe? Stay away. Way way away.

    hXXps://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africa/south-africa/cape-town/cape-town-south-africa-uk-tourist-murder-how-stay-safe/?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 2:39 am #

      How does it compare to Chicago?

      • SpeedyBB August 12, 2023 at 7:15 am #

        I wonder, Za, whether the complementary tourist brochures for “Visit the Windy City!” have demarcated the No-Go Zones of Chicongo.

        Like the ones from ‘Frisco, which warn about stepping in poo and getting too close to the wandering maniac tribes.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 9:04 am #

          Those are not very good ideas to put in tourist brochures are they?

      • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

        Lots of Blacks? Is that racist? Yet true?

        A questions are a burden to others.
        Answers a prison for oneself.

        You started it. The question mark in itself is a veritable meat hook, holding and gouging the soul out of the body. Animals never ask why. Neither do the Sages. Are they the same? No. The Sages found the big Answer, the animals have yet to ask. In between is poor humanity, unsure whether to go back to Eden forward to Brahman-Nirvana.

  60. Mister Roboto August 12, 2023 at 7:06 am #

    I’ll just repeat my prediction when I was posting under my previous “venuspluto67” handle that I see the endgame here being a military coup for the USA. And not because I think the military are a bunch of bad-guys or anything like that, it’s because I think the incompetence of the political class and the Deep State is such that a military takeover will become the only option that will save the USA from utterly imploding.

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    • SpeedyBB August 12, 2023 at 7:17 am #

      Mister Roboto, you on da money, honey.

      Who else, apart from the military, has the logistics, bases of ops, firepower and access to quick money?

      Just like here in Indonesia in 1965, when the Army saved the Republic.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 9:06 am #

      How soon do you think?

      • SpeedyBB August 12, 2023 at 9:22 am #

        From all I have read it will be expedited as soon as military families begin to suffer: carjacking, gang attacks, nothing to eat in the commissary. It won’t be the generals because they are too close to the politicians and the so-called elite. Angry, ambitious colonels are the usual suspects, setting up a cabal and moving fast and deadly. Oh of course under the guise of “national salvation front” or “emergency military campaign to aid Americans” or “temporary national security health protocol decree”. They won’t even have to call out the tanks. Americans have become so buffaloed, soft and obedient that they’ll just rationalize whatever direction they are pointed. Not all, of course, but that’s what armored vehicles are for.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

          Within 10 years?

    • Islander August 12, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Mr. Roboto,

      That sounds like one of the available options to break the obvious political impasse in the USA and the corruption in DC.

      After all, we know that the USA is hardly any better than a banana republic.

      It might clarify things if we actually dropped the mask, and revealed the reality.

      It would also be interesting to see which way Americans with guns would turn.

    • Q. Shtik August 12, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

      under my previous “venuspluto67” handle – Roboto

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

      Why did you change your handle? Just curious.

  61. BackRowHeckler August 12, 2023 at 8:55 am #

    Well, having to go into Hartford for jury duty I’m getting my Big City experience. The night before my first day 3 people were shot — right near the Court House. I was thinking Holy Sh#t I better pay attention to my surroundings and not walk around with my head up my ass or I’ll regret it. After the first day I decided, instead of taking the highway back to my town — which is a madman’s picnic with fiery wrecks every day — I take city streets west and head home that way. I didn’t go 5 blocks before I could see trouble up ahead with numerous police cars all over the place with lights flashing & sirens screaming. Luckily, having worked down here back in the day, I knew side streets that would get me out of the mess. Ct is strange in that it’s so small & compact; you could find yourself in the worst ghetto but a few blocks away you enter a neighborhood with fine, well kept homes. But those type of neighborhoods are getting rarer. Turns out cops were pursuing 2 stolen cars and had one of the cars trapped in a cauldron and ended up shooting one of the car thieves. It was a clusterf#k as you can well imagine. I was hoping things would calm down but yesterday I was hearing murmuring in & around the Court House. Trouble was brewing I could tell. Later I found out there was a rolling gunfight going on thru out the city, two gangs of Honor Students in stolen cars going at it, who eventually ended up in a stand off on the interstate backing up traffic for miles, and resulted with one dead, one wounded. It looks like the great multicultural future is coming to fruition, but the results aren’t good. Just the opposite … civilization itself seems to be unraveling.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 9:10 am #

      Could you get out of jury duty if you wanted to? Or is it some kind of legal mandate? ‘Ct’? Connecticut?

      • BackRowHeckler August 12, 2023 at 9:24 am #

        Zaz, I’ve heard of people lying or saying outrageous things to get out of it. That’s not my style, personally. One thing to remember is at the very beginning of the process you raise your hand and take an oath to be honest. Yes, Ct is Connecticut.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 12, 2023 at 10:32 am #

          That sucks, brh. Hope the case is at least interesting.

          What’s that per diem up to these days? Enough to at least cover lunch and gas, hopefully?

          • BackRowHeckler August 12, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            I don’t mind jury duty. What disturbs me is seeing up close how far my Capitol City has fallen. I see it on the news every day, but it’s a different matter being in the Belly of the Beast.

        • elysianfield August 12, 2023 at 10:43 am #

          BRH,
          Outrageous things? Jury nullification has historical roots in this country, and (so I have been told) is the ability to curb governmental power.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_nullification_in_the_United_States

          Now, I have a bad attitude, as you might suspect. However, the oath given when empaneled boils down to “Do the right thing…and WE will tell you what the right thing is”. I have long believed that being selected for a jury does not necessarily confer on one a mark of intellectual excellence.

          I apologize for my remarks.

          • Disaffected August 12, 2023 at 11:05 am #

            In the same vein:

            Baker, let me tell you a little secret. A patrolling officer on his beat is the one true dictatorship in America. We can lock a guy up on a humble, lock him up for real, or we can say, fuck it, pull under the expressway and drink ourselves to death, and our side partners will cover it. So no one, and I mean no one, tells us how to waste our shift.

            -Jimmy McNulty, The Wire

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            But was it ever so (any of it???)? Was J Null ever commonly allowed and practiced in THESE United States? Or only in the Gaming Universe, Founding Fathers?

          • elysianfield August 12, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            “Was J Null ever commonly allowed and practiced in THESE United States?”

            Jarek,
            Practiced? Of course. Allowed? Arguable. Is your faith allowed? Do you practice it?

            Of course you do.

          • Jarek August 12, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

            Oh, like the Blacks just letting Black criminals off because of racism and slavery.

            Did we once have the same chutzpah, hopefully at a higher level?

            East Asians are more law abiding than we are, with White Collar criminals breaking down in tears in courtrooms. They love money just like we do and when tempted, often fall. They feel more shame and perhaps even guilt than our criminals do. The result of an intact culture perhaps.

            They have very little sympathy for the strong arm stuff though. One Japanese killer said he wished he had a knife so he could kill himself. His father said, I wish I could give him one.

            Blacks are the exact opposite, with all their killers being good boys who should go free.

          • Paula D August 12, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

            When I went in for jury duty, they showed us a film I found very interesting.

            They never mentioned the phrase “jury nullification”, but they most emphatically emphasized our ”duty” to obey the judge and to follow the rules that the judge told us to follow.

            Then, when I got into the courtroom, the judge repeated a variation of those rules.

            So, three times, we were warned against even thinking of the English Common Law right to go against our orders.

            The judge dismissed me anyway, for other reasons.

        • Edge Lord August 12, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          Yes, you do.
          And one can be honest by telling the assembled inquisitors (lawyers, politicians, bureaucrats) that one does not believe in the authority, impartiality, sanctity, and legitimacy of the judicial system.

          “I will not call you your honor, and I will show no respect for this court room, nor its procedure, as I do not respect the institution”

          Got me removed at least twice and didn’t even have to lie.

          • MaryQueen August 12, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            That is impressive.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

            Sweet. <3

        • stelmosfire August 12, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          Twice I’ve been in the jury selection process. Both times I told them I knew and was friends with cops. Bounced both times.

          • elysianfield August 12, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Saint,
            I was selected for a Jury after telling the questioner that my brother was the current Chief of Police in the city where the trial was taking place. Go figure.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle August 12, 2023 at 6:17 pm #

          Fair enough. Just watch the bullets.