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      Surely Merrick Garland is not running the Department of Justice, but which gloopy pseudopod of the Blob is? My guess would be some Intel Community politburo made up mostly of people you’ve never heard of. The trouble is these geniuses confuse political fuckery with the operations of law.

     So, Saturday night when the lights were supposedly off at the DOJ, and much of America was tuned out — getting new tattoos, arguing with the re-po man, watching the Orioles — the Blob told a lawyer from the Southern District of New York, one Damian Williams, to send a letter to Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams asking her to set a date for one Devon Archer to report to prison on a bond fraud conviction that Mr. Archer is appealing on the grounds of DOJ sentencing misconduct. Like, can you hurry that up, please?

     Devon Archer, you recall, was the college room-mate and later close business associate of R. Hunter Biden, First Son, who is in a bit of trouble for laundering money from foreign companies and governments through a score of shell companies that then made large payouts to Biden family members, including the so-called Big Guy currently living in the White House. Mr. Archer, who has been in hiding (wonder why?) is scheduled to be deposed by the House Oversight Committee today. It is believed that he knows a thing or two about the Biden family business doings, enough, say, to corroborate the shit-ton of documentary evidence already in the Committee’s possession that lays out a pretty stark template of bribery with adumbrations of treason.

      Sounds serious, a little bit, especially since it’s become ever more obvious that the whole federal law enforcement apparatus has been aware of the Biden family’s activities since well before “Joe Biden” was selected to be elected president. Of course, Mr. Archer’s testimony would only be the cherry on a well-baked cake. Chairman James Comer (R-KY) of the Oversight Committee says his investigators have rooted out new banking shenanigans on top of the over one hundred suspicious activity reports already in their files, despite obstruction and obfuscation from the Blob’s IRS and FBI arms. He seems determined to press forward and I daresay the Blob will find it very difficult to stop him.

     Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared last week that all this roguery was “rising to the level of an impeachment inquiry.” D’ya think? What I wonder is: would such an inquiry begin to unravel the secret of who has been running “Joe Biden” lo these many months of face-plants, preposterous utterances, morning “lids,” and other indications that the commander-in-chief of the USA is not much more than a media apparition? One might also ask: was this really the best that Blob could come up with? Really? Him? This ghastly load of damaged goods?

     Five House members: Matt Gaetz, Mike Johnson, Chip Roy, Harriet Hageman, and Dan Bishop, are calling for an emergency return from the August recess to get the impeachment process rolling. Let the case be made in an orderly and comprehensive process. See if The New York Times and its allies in the captive Blob media can ignore the proceeding. It will probably shock their readers-and-watchers to learn that the Biden family bribery and racketeering scandal actually exists. Will any of them ask: how come we never heard about this?

     Behind all these blobulations looms the specter of Mr. Trump’s attempted return to power. What would he do in the remote case that he escapes the Blob’s mendacious prosecutions? Chop the Blob into a million gelatinous fragments, expose it to enough heat to vaporize it all, and recalibrate a US government back to the task of operating the few things it might arguably be competent at. Such a program would obviate the Blob’s drive to destroy everything worth operating in the human project of remaining civilized.

     Alas, Blobism has become the religion of the deranged intellectual / managerial class in America. The chief concern of this crypto-gnostic religion is summoning demons to harass those it regards as heretics to Blobism. Thus, it is well within the historic tradition of fanatical / hysterical paroxysms that shake ordinary human doings and end up needlessly and wrongfully killing a lot of people.

     No doubt Blobism is a product of the Intel Community run by that mysterious politburo, with assists from partners in foreign lands such as the WEF, the WHO, the CCP, and a coterie of essentially stateless super-rich guys with axes to grind. It was designed to derange the people who do most of its on-the-ground dirty work. They already have a lot of blood on their hands with the Covid-19 trip laid on the world, the pointless war in Ukraine, which it started deliberately, and now the forced de-industrialization of the West with a crusade against farming on the side, to make sure that those who don’t die of vaccine-related immune system disorders just starve to death.

      Beginning a process to expel “Joe Biden” would be like cutting the head off a chicken. The head doesn’t have much going on inside of it except the eat-and-sleep-scratch-and-cackle algorithm, but without that head, the rest of the chicken just staggers around in circles for a minute before it drops dead. Our government needs to go through that for the country to become itself again. And remember: the government is not our country.

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734 Responses to “Blobulation”

  1. docmartin July 31, 2023 at 9:44 am #

    Blobism is far too benign a word to describe such monsters. It’s literally like calling Hitlers storm troopers Fuller Brush men. Come on Mr Kunster aka “wordsmith “ , how bout you rename these prigs something more sinister.

    • Wizard of the Saddle July 31, 2023 at 9:56 am #

      I remember that old Steve McQueen flick, “The Blob.” It scared the hell outta me as a kid. The blob seemed mighty sinister back then, but perhaps a bit comical now.

      For this reason I sorta like JHK’s choice of “Blobism” to describe the current Clown World (TM) state of the country. It captures the horror and the ludicrousness of it all rather succinctly.

      Everything about “Wokeism/Globalism/Blobism” is fiendish and evil….,,but also incredibly and almost mind-bending STUPID beyond all belief. The gaslighting by the Left is off the charts.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 31, 2023 at 10:34 am #

        The 1988 remake of The Blob is worth a watch because it really ups the body horror factor and ties the monster to the US government. Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith are fun as the protagonists.

      • canuk July 31, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        I agree Mr. Kunstler calling the Deep State ,”The Blob” , is much more descriptive.

        Well, when you ha ve all schools indoctrinating our children with Wokeism/Globalism/Blobism from 15 months to 24 years what do you think is going to happen?

        It is ‘off the charts’ but it is because of this brainwashing done right under our noses.

        • SteveK9 July 31, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          You do realize that JHK did not invent the term ‘the blob’, although it used to just refer to the foreign-policy establishment, so he has expanded the definition.

        • Nigel Tufnel July 31, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

          It’s hard to find the perfect term. There’s always The Insane Clown Posse, but the actual group seems inane and not evil. I actually liked the song they did about the wonders of the universe – “and how do magnets work?”

      • Woodchuck July 31, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        Another good ancient scifi movie starring a blob is “Quatermass II”. It’s free to watch on you tube, I saw it long ago on a black and white tv set in the late 50’s and it gave me nightmares for a long time. Alien blobs that breathe ammonia are being grown and fed inside giant domes at a secret factory in England. There’s a conspiracy involving the Brit government regarding this plant. Traitors infected by “blobitis” have joined the cause of the great blob. The blob’s plan is to eventually take over the planet and push the people out, and traitors inside betray humanity and let down the drawbridge so to speak. Professor Quatermass saves the situation, and his group takes over the control room of the secret factory. Finally the members of Dr. Quatermass’s team can’t take it anymore and hit the dome with some heavy shoulder fired military equipment. They blow holes in the dome and one of the monster blobs gets out and the war is on. There’s a happy ending to the movie, the alien blob is defeated, but some guys get sacrificed along the way with all the drama that results. This link starts a few minutes before the part when the blob’s dome gets blown open nearing the end of the movie.


        • nclaughlin July 31, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          Invasion of the body snatchers!

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

          Oh dear! Perfidious Albion. Again!

      • neurodoc August 1, 2023 at 9:38 am #

        I’ve often thought of the us govmint as akin to a huge, lumbering, one eye troll with a sub normal IQ. Very slow and uncoordinated, it has trouble catching you, but if it does you’re in trouble. But, ‘blob’ works just fine.

    • Vegan Shark July 31, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      Another JHK column chock full o’ verbal flash bangs. Among the most delicious stylings this time:

      ” … Would such an inquiry begin to unravel the secret of who has been running ‘Joe Biden’ lo these many months of face-plants, preposterous utterances, morning ‘lids,’ and other indications that the commander-in-chief of the USA is not much more than a media apparition?”

      ” … And now the forced de-industrialization of the West with a crusade against farming on the side, to make sure that those who don’t die of vaccine-related immune system disorders just starve to death.”

      “Beginning a process to expel ‘Joe Biden’ would be like cutting the head off a chicken. The head doesn’t have much going on inside of it except the eat-and-sleep-scratch-and-cackle algorithm, but without that head, the rest of the chicken just staggers around in circles for a minute before it drops dead. Our government needs to go through that for the country to become itself again.”

      Damn it, Jim, it’s almost worth living through our national meltdown just so it provides you with a target-rich environment for your caustic wit.

    • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      I do find “blob” a bit too anodyne for “the thing” that finds or creates channels so that it can flow everywhere in our government and institutions.

      For the malevolent “macrophage” Donald Trump was just one target among many. It has resistance and challenge sensors and can send a pseudopod out to smother, deactivate, and then kill resistance, and reasonable questions, with toxic gunk.

    • mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 4:20 pm #


      The term ‘blob’, for me, is indicative that it describes more than merely people. The monsters you allude to are absolutely real and are the catalysts of the blob. I just happen to include much more in JHK’s coined term than you do. I am referring to incessant gaslighting, the medical protocols that simply put are murder, the government payments inspiring the lethal medical protocols, the weaponization of so many government agencies, the intermarrying of all these monsters (everybody is somebody’s kid, wife, cousin, etc), two sets of standards (one for the elite and the other for everyone else), the transgender agenda, the completely co-opted media that will say anything they are told to say and likewise will ignore anything they are told to ignore, etc., etc.. I could go on, but you get the idea. And when you roll all this up, you get an indescribable hellish UNREALITY that steamrolls life as we used to know it. I’m ok with calling it a blob.

  2. Penelope Dreadful July 31, 2023 at 9:46 am #

    I know who’s behind the Blob! I know who’s behind Joe Biden! It’s a dude named Franz Kafka!

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      His gaunt and travel-ravaged soul’s visions manifested.

    • hmuller July 31, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      Shades of Kafka. A giant filthy bug is discovered sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom. The bug’s name – Hunter Biden.

  3. PeteAtomic July 31, 2023 at 9:47 am #

    “And remember: the government is not our country.”

    Exactly. At the moment it’s like a parasite feeding on the host body.

    • Opie July 31, 2023 at 9:48 am #

      Beat me by seconds…like minds:)

    • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      And a country is not a nation. It’s an empire writ small; a whole lot of nothing.

      Google the respective etymologies if you would see. The mystic chords of memory and brotherhood were far less interesting to folks than individualism and the quest for lucre. To the extent they thought about it, they probably thought they could have both – even as they were being diluted by millions of cheap labor coolies.

      • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        Interesting Jarek.

        The development of humanity was one of family groups, families developed separate languages, countries grew as conglomerates of families with common cultures and language. That was the European model, the India model , the Chinese model, most everywhere.

        Except here. The Western Hemisphere was based on mixtures of people from everywhere, with the assumption that many cultures and languages can co habit an area. The native family built cultures were all but wiped out by all the foreign diverse cultures that took over the hemisphere.

        What is going on today, “the celebration of diversity”, shows that this model does not work well. The social revolutions in Europe are another example of diversity not working.

        Balkanization, the separation by society of the diversity model, is approaching and accelerating. Diversity did not work in the Balkans, and it will not work here.

        BTW, consider that diversity breeds gimme cultures. Gimme cultures are self destructive.

        • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 10:46 am #

          It was incredibly difficult – but the assimilation of the different peoples of Europe was slowly working because they were all White and Christian. Why difficult? Because some of them hated each other. And because not used to central authority, some were into exploitation not citizenship and/or loyal to the old country.

          From this people draw exactly the wrong conclusion, namely: See? It can be done! What we could assimilate (with difficulty) when we were young, strong, and growing is impossible now that the meat is tougher (non White, non Christian) and we are old, weak, and no longer growing.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:17 am #

            It works fine when we are all American, and come here to be American or at least out of love for the Land of the Free.

            It just takes time to assimilate.

            Those of us whose families have been here a long time often had ancestors who were at each others throats over what we today would consider inconsequential, yet more recent immigrants would see us now as all one ethnic group.

            What we have now is people working hard to eradicate any and every trace of our shared history and culture.

            Look at what they did to the NFL. Black and White football fans celebrated Superbowl Sunday as virtually an American holiday.

            Look at Budweiser. For some reason, people associated that beer with American tradition.

            So they paid tribute to a nasty angry subversive weirdo on a commemorative can, just to take something away from Americans that they enjoyed together.

            If we were really so divided, they wouldn’t have to be working so hard at separating us.

          • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 11:40 am #

            When one NFL Quarterback expressed love for traditional America, he was savaged by the media and by Blacks in the NFL, including his own team mates. This was during the Take a Knee period.

            He cucked in the biggest way possible, offering a groveling apology. If not, maybe his Black team mates wouldn’t have protected him, and a Black on the offensive line might have broken his neck. If the fool wasn’t willing to “stand”, why did he open his mouth publicly to begin with? Maybe he didn’t know himself? Or grok the current zeitgeist?

            That’s your country, Ber.

            Meditation: Did the Pilgrims come here to assimilate to American Indian culture? Or were they “colonists”?

            Let me know what you come up with.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Jarek, I know that happened, and that’s my point. The guy was savaged, I totally agree with you.

            If we were already so divided as people seem to think, they would not have to work as hard as they do at dividing us.

            Pilgrims came here neither to assimilate nor to colonize. You know that, Jarek.

            A long time ago, when I was in elementary school, our teacher was absent near Thanksgiving, and a substitute teacher, an older woman, told us that the Pilgrims did not stay in Holland, because the Dutch did not want them marrying their daughters.

            When our teacher returned, we told her what we had learned, and she was aghast.

            I later learned that this was true. In fact, some of my ancestors changed their surnames to Dutch ones, because people wanted to be aligned with the enlightened and vibrant Dutch civilization and culture.

          • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            No Whites came here to get down with the Indians. We came to conquer and colonize – that includes the Pilgrims. We took this land from the stone aged natives and made it our own They had nothing to do with America except the fact of being in our way. They were moved. We are the Native Americans.

          • Jarek August 3, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            Jarek, I know that happened, and that’s my point. The guy was savaged, I totally agree with you.

            If we were already so divided as people seem to think, they would not have to work as hard as they do at dividing us.

            Jarek: That’s your point? How is that your point? That the guy was savaged by Blacks it to my point, not yours.

            Trying to unify us was the hard work. The above is easy because they resent us and want what we have.

            Your example is better: There are levels upon levels of lies. The Pilgrims didn’t want to be assimilated by the Dutch. They valued their own religion and ethnic identity. You think they wanted to be assimilated by the Indians?

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        • neurodoc August 1, 2023 at 9:42 am #

          My read of history is that balkanization leads to warfare between the various balkanized groups, esp when some have gimme cultures.

      • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        And just imagine where we would be right now had the Republicans not taken over the gavels of all the House Congressional committees!

        Guaranteed there would be no Devon Archer testifying today.

        • SW July 31, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

          It’s behind closed doors and the transcript won’t be available for several weeks b/c it has to be “reviewed.” Still, it wouldn’t have happened at all if Republicans hadn’t squeezed out a majority.

      • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        The government is not the country. That is true.

        It isn’t even our government. It is owned, lock, stock, and barrel, by a tiny faction of the population, who use the power of the government to strip all wealth from the rest of us.

        The Congress and presidents don’t even pretend otherwise anymore.

        There is no concern about appearances of conflicts of interest, no worry that questions will be asked about how Congress members become millionaires on their Congressional salaries, no laws trying to stop the revolving door followed.

        It is an open display of greed, with contempt for the people also openly exhibited.

        And the murmurs of dissent and outrage growing among half the population will be stamped out by those in power, using the “free speech doesn’t mean you can say offensive things” line they have imprinted into the younger generations.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          Kakistocrats ruled from the shadows by the real plutocrats.

        • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

          Stochastic terror, I believe they call it. Creating violence or spreading hate by speech. They already have this law in Michigan.

    • draupnir July 31, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      A lot of people believe it is. Some time ago, I was having a political discussion with my mother and my lifelong hatred and distrust of government came up (caused, in her opinion, by oppositional defiant disorder, but I digress). She said she always thought I loved our country. When I assured her that of course I did, she said; “but it’s the same thing.” I was floored, and didn’t see how anyone could conflate the two. I do wonder if the distinction is too subtle for the majority of people to grasp.

      • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        The mind and the body are two different things too. But if you lose one, you’ll lose the other as they are so intertwined.

        When a government collapses, the nation is in danger of being invaded from without. In contrast to the usual way of the world, Ancient Egypt collapsed many times, only to rise again. It would split up into many small regimes (themselves ancient). One of those would assume the mantle of being “Egypt” and assimilate/conquer the others.

        • canuk July 31, 2023 at 11:25 am #

          Same thing happened in China-Mongols were a Chinese dynasty- Yuan- and Qing dynasty was Manchu.

        • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 11:45 am #

          Yes, Western Culture is also ancient, dating back to the Greeks, with our various countries standing in for the dynasties of old Egypt and China.

          In contrast to one country collapsing and disappearing forever or for a time, the whole things is not in danger of going down forever – as Ancient Egypt finally did.

          Immigration of alien peoples is tantamount to invasion even if it is ostensibly “legal”. It is not legal in any real sense – and that is by definition. Such people are colonists, invaders, and destroyers.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            The adjevtive “ancient” should require a 50,000-year minimum for usage.

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          • mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            My take:

            The government is there to serve the interests of the nation and of the citizenry. The nation and the citizenry are not there to serve the interests of the government.

          • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            correction: now in danger

        • draupnir July 31, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          Governmeents change over time. They come and go.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

            Some governments do end up creating “nations.”

            Can a federation of states, such as the USA, ever be as solid a nation as a centralized republic such as France?

            Of course it took “France” centuries to become “France.” It sure wasn’t done with a stroke of a pen, or even many pens.

          • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

            To stretch the metaphor: There can be more than one body in a mind, more than one state or polity in a Culture. The Greek and Italian City States come to mind (each with some uniqueness of course).

            But more than one mind or culture in a Nation? No. It’s simply a sign of madness (see Steve Martin’s, The Jerk) and disintegration.

        • draupnir July 31, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

          Throughout history, the body politic is notable for frequent, sudden, and catastrophic collapses (reference the recent collapse of the Soviet Union). Those people don’t just lie down and die at the loss of their government. It makes for hard times, but the mind seems to endure.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:22 am #

        I think it is too hard for some to grasp, because I see people right here bashing the hell out of our country and sneering at patriotism, and I think don’t they have any love for their families, friends, neighbors, traditions, land, etc?

        An awful lot of people seem to see The Government as gods or something.

        The government is people, and they are people who are supposed to be working for us, and if they aren’t, they should at least be fired and if they actually work against us they need to be thrown in a dungeon.

        • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          Unfortunately, just about the only way to “fire” the bastards is to run against them and win!

          For the Senate around $100 million is needed and in the House at least a million.

          All these seats are now for sale to the highest bidder.

        • Uncle Bob July 31, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

          By “government,” are you talking about the tiny, weak government as described by the Constitution? Or do you mean the gargantuan, nearly almighty thing that started growing during the Civil War, grew more under the Progressives, and then exploded under FDR and Lyndon Brainless Johnson before overwhelming everything since the 1990s? Our current behemoth is orders of magnitude larger and more obtrusive than the British government whose overreach sparked the Tevolutionary War, yet Americans, ever lazy and greedy, demand more, *more*, MORE!!! So we have millions of people who not only want to enslave themselves in order to get a pittance for themselves, but also want to enslave everyone else too. And if you speak up, you’re a bigoted, selfish bastard, mainly because you might rock the boat that brings useless gewgaws to the masses in the form of public assistance and other “temporary” funds that harm the currency and the entire economy. But since that’s seen as a good thing because those evil businessmen only care about themselves, more and more Americans want to kill the country’s engine in the stupid belief they’ll somehow get rich while the rich will be made poor — and isn’t that fair?

        • Jarek August 1, 2023 at 11:33 am #

          What you don’t seem to understand is that Blacks see our Culture as oppressing them. So in what sense are they American? The only America they are interested in is the one where they can take control of and use to enrich themselves at our expense.

          History reminder: We enslaved them and then after the Civil War, the winners made them 2nd class citizens. So? So they are right to believe the above. All your ideas about “unity” is just pop culture at its worst. Trying to divide us? We were always divided. Your call is to something that never existed. The Black call for unity is one where they are on top and we are their peasants.

      • MontanaMan July 31, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        I suspect that you and I may be around the same age. And if that is the case???? then, in all likelihood, our parents are probably around the same age. My father, for example, believed the same thing your mother did. For many many years.

        We have to keep in mind that they came from a time in America, when our nation was a much better nation. And when America and the government, was without a-doubt, One and the same.

        Your mother was correct, Based upon her time growing up in America. Both was one and the same. And you, my friend, you are correct. Based upon the time here in America when you was coming of age.

        So I hope that you can see that the both of you are correct. I will close with this. You have no idea, no idea whatsoever just how much I wish I could have grown up in America during the time my father did.

        I could give you, Many many reasons why. But if I had to pick one main reason why I wish I had grown up in America, back during the time when my father did, it would have to be because of one main reason.

        It’s because as far back as I can remember, I have always been so patriotic! Deeply so! Extremely so! I not only fly my tremendous size AMERICAN—FLAG from 100 foot Douglas Fir ? Tree ? that I had cut Dow myself, and then I milled it myself.

        Starting out by peeling it using my beloved grandfather’s “Drawing-Knife.” I think the Lord so much that I have so many of my grandfather’s tools, and nearly all of my father’s tools. It didn’t start out that way shortly after my grandpa died, the tools got divvied up among the grandsons.

        And I guess like in a lot of families that come from big families like I did, some of us did very well financially and some did not. I was one of those that was blessed by God I guess, to do very well financially.

        So I set out to spread the wealth around my family so to speak by buying up the tools from my cousins at a very good selling price. Simply by making them an offer for each piece that I wanted.

        And they readily agreed very quickly to sell. But I have done it again. Please forgive me for digressing so severely.

        So over a period of about 16 months, I lovingly created and crafted my own flag pole here out of so many other Douglas fir trees on our land here in NW-Montana. Both, my wife and I are born and raised here.

        Me, here in Troy, My lovely & beloved wife Darinda, born at home over in, Rexford. Population, 75. Compared to Rexford. Troy is a dog-gone Metropolis. Population, 433.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 2:23 pm #


          It reminds me of a poem. My mother used to read to us from a book of classic poetry. This is not one that she read to us, but it was in there and we would read it ourselves.

          My Dad’s Dinner Pail

          by Edward Harrigan

          Preserve that old kettle, so blackened and worn;
          It belonged to my father before I was born;
          It hung in a corner beyant on a nail—
          ‘Twas the emblem of labor, my dad’s dinner pail.


          It glistened like silver, so sparkling and bright;
          I am fond of the trifle that held his wee bite;
          In summer or winter, in snow, rain or hail,
          I’ve carried that kettle, my dad’s dinner pail.
          When the bell rang for mealtime my father’d come down—
          He’d eat with the workmen about on the ground;
          He’d share with the laborer and he’d go bail,
          You would never reach the bottom of dad’s dinner pail.
          If the day should be rainy my father’d stop home,
          And he’d polish his kettle as clane as a stone;
          He’d joke with my mother and me he would whale
          If I put a finger on dad’s dinner pail.
          There’s a place for the coffee and also for bread,
          The corned beef and praties, and oft it was said:
          “Go fill it with porter, with beer or with ale;”
          The drink would taste sweeter from dad’s dinner pail.

        • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

          Manyy children also inherited their dad’s best suit and mother’s wedding dress.

          Clothes used to be constructed with generous seam margins so that a good tailor could alter them to fit a different person.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

      Which was the prediction (Marxist) for end stage capitalism.

      • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

        End stage capitalism Crony capitalism

        The liberal government looks on the capital pools of the corporations as a huge source of income. Remember that the products serviced and sold by the corporations are for us, the consumer. Get it, this is double taxation by the government, out of our pockets. This liberal government is going to rip us off any way they can. The real shame is that they point fingers at the corporations and get the really stupid people, that are the ones paying the corporate taxes, to believe that they are heroes for getting all those bad guys.

        End stage capitalism is not capitalism, it is the onset of socialism where the government controls the flow of money. The government, with taxation, controls the flow of capital, thus corporate growth is controlled by the government. The corporations try to get around this control by going offshore, evading the taxes as much as they can.

        Seriously, do you blame them? Always remember that corporations are a non-entity, that all government taxation is just pushed through to us. Who is the real enemy here?

        A really good example exists right now. The libs have dictated to the car industry in the USA that they will make EVs, period. It is already evident that this authoritarian move is contrary to the flow of the marketplace and that the people’s wishes are being ignored by hte Biden Mob. The result will be the destruction of all three car manufacturers and the process is already started.

        Toyota and Kia are smiling.

        • Jarek August 1, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          Yes, in other words, Capitalism naturally comes to an end, showing that it never was intrinsically viable per se. What comes next is the question.

          To paraphrase Erdogan anent Democracy: It is a bus. We should have gotten off already at the mid-stage.

          • Qwibqwib August 3, 2023 at 12:35 am #

            Nobody knows what happens to Capitalism at the end…or the middle or the start! We have NEVER had Capitalism. Prove me wrong…

  4. Opie July 31, 2023 at 9:47 am #

    “And remember: the government is not our country.”
    Amen ! A must see for all those flag waving folks who think some essence of the old USA still exists.

    • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      48% of this country still believes in the conservative interpretation of the Constitution, in individual responsibility, that government, by its nature is a consortium of power and is evil as a result.

      It is not enough to offset the gimme culture in control of the coasts.


    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      Not sure what you mean by that. I see plenty of the old USA, and yes, I’m a flag waver.

    • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      Around 310,000 Ukrainians have been killed in their war against Russia.

      There was a deal made by Russia and Zelensky in March/April 2022 and Boris Johnson flew into Kiev and made Zelensky back out of it.

      And what was the deal? Russian speakers in Donbas could vote to become part of Russia, Crimea would stay Russian and Ukraine would stay neutral and never join NATO.

      And those 310,000 Ukrainian soldiers would still be alive.

      This is how much the West loves Ukraine.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        That TV show that preceded Zelensky’s run for president, his own creation- The FBI and CIA get mentioned favorably in it.

        Now why should that be?

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          Watch Scott Ritter’s two part Y-Tube exposé of from whence Zelenskyy sprang for that easy answer.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            The videos are titled Agent Zelensky, parts 1 and 2.

            I linked these videos twice in a previous thread. No interest was shown. On the contrary.

  5. malthuss July 31, 2023 at 9:52 am #

    PRIME RIB $ 47 a pound here.

    And at your market what are food prices?

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    • Wizard of the Saddle July 31, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      Oh, but the “gubmint” assures us all that the CPI core inflation rate has dropped below 3%, so Uncle Joe has only one word to say to you:


      • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:16 am #

        The whole inflation scene is a government sponsored joke.

        Last year the idiots put out excessive spending, ran the presses, and inflated the money supply. Lo and behold, inflation rate went up.

        No such big blast of spending this year, yet. So surprise, the rate of increase goes down, but tada the prices continue upwards.

        Nothing has recovered, prices have not gone down, nor will they. Oil is ticking up again, >$80 again. Supply limitation, uh huh. Sound familiar?

        The dollar is now worth 10% less than a year ago. Good job, Dems. Guess what, they do not care, they do not even understand the concept of money and capital. They are the bottom of the intelligence curve, the result of their own Stupidification program.

        To be in control, per the Fed, inflation should be less than 2%. Hahahahahahaha. There is not one Democrat or Republican in DC that believes that.

        Except for five seats in the House, the Dems would be pushing inflation higher and higher with their belief that throwing money at problems with no fiscal responsibility is the answer to social problems. Wit their wished for tax program, manufacturing, no all the corporations are going to reverse the trend and head overseas.

        The end is near. The enemies of America, most of which dwell in DC, are winning.

        • benr July 31, 2023 at 10:27 am #

          Buy copper, silver and gold as a hedge.
          I say copper and silver becasue gold is way out of most people’s wheelhouse to buy without paying the rent and eating.
          The other precious metal to stock up on is lead attached to brass and steel casings it is going to get ugly out there.

          • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:39 am #

            Interesting that Home Depot has locked up all its copper wire.

          • steppingup July 31, 2023 at 11:13 am #

            Pre 85 pennies, all nickels, junk silver, 22’s, and a few faraday cages for important electronics, good running pre-computer car w/ extra points, voltage regulator and coil in said faraday cage. Good luck everyone, we’re gonna need it.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 31, 2023 at 10:38 am #

          If it weren’t so destructive, it would be funny to watch the Uniparty persist in its childish belief that printing up a bunch of FRNs, or even just adding a line item to a budget ensures that the project will get done and product will be manufactured.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 10:53 am #

          “No such big blast of spending this year, yet.”

          If they have not spent in that range, why has our debt increased by a $ trillion and a half since they removed the debt ceiling? (In a few weeks.) Essentially for the remaining legal duration of Joe Biden’s presidential tenure…?

        • draupnir July 31, 2023 at 11:01 am #

          Frankly, I’m supprised the rate of inflation is not much higher than it is, considering the amount spent to keep the proletariat trapped in their homes without rebellion during the covid lockdowns. My daughter and son-in-law never had it so good.

          • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            The money/ debt/ fiat is in stocks, bonds, bitcoin etc???

            when it goes to other areas, watch out.

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            Try Shadow Stats for the true CPI, PPI, etc. Nothing that comes from the federal government nor the ‘Federal’ Reserve should EVER be taken at face value.

          • Ron Anselmo July 31, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

            Dave – also check out the Chapwood Index

          • Uncle Bob July 31, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

            It is high. It’s just that Washington learned to play with the numbers during the Carter years and has turned it into a near-Fauc — I mean near-science. This, food and gasoline are dropped from the “basket” that’s used to compute inflation and replaced with things whose value doesn’t fluctuate, all to make us idiots believe that all is well. When the price of gas at the Speedway station two miles from my house goes up 35 cents in under a week with nary a word about a refinery explosion or war in the Middle East, I know something is up, and we’re not supposed to know what it is. Nice job by the Fourth Estate in keeping the public blind and dumb by its allegiance to the Uniparty, primarily its Donkey element. We’re all being ruined, but it’s okay because Uncle Joe and the government are here to help us.

      • mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 1:39 pm #


        I don’t care what the government figures purport to say. I put inflation at 15% and if anyone here says it’s higher, I wouldn’t argue.

    • izzy July 31, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      Just switch that out for plant-based hot dogs, and all is well again.
      I believe that’s how they do it.

      • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 10:22 am #


        • benr July 31, 2023 at 10:28 am #

          The hot dogs already have steady supply of bugs and rodent droppings in them.

        • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

          Hot bugs!
          Armour hot bugs!
          What kind of kids eat Armour hot bugs?

          Broke kids,
          Skinny kids,
          Kids who live in a box.

          COVID kids,
          Sickly kids,
          Even kids with monkey pox–

          –Love hot bugs,
          Armour hot bugs!
          The bugs kids love to bite!

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            Ha, ha, great jingle. I can picture it now, except that food products don’t seem to be advertised any more on TV.

            Just drugs.

          • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Paula– Tell me about the endless ads for pricey biological that may give you lymphoma, but also may cure your dandruff. Such craziness.

            The other trend is ads for crappy phone apps so you can sell all the handbags and barrettes and shit that you shouldn’t have bought in the first place.

            I’ve just made myself wary of mystery meat. Don’t want my sandwich crawling away from me–or in two different directions.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 10:57 am #

        Plant-based “meat” is almost more expensive than the real thing, at least where I live.

        • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          I just make veggie burgers with onion, garlic, mushrooms, walnuts, black beans and bread crumbs plus one egg. A little S&P and Worcestershire sauce and they’re healthy and delicious! And cheap!

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

            I am fine with vegetable burgers such as the combo you describe. No textured soy protein!

            Made with real vegetables.

            Not fake vegetables and not fake meat!

          • mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 5:54 pm #


            Your house-made veggie burgers sound great! I may try to replicate them. Not only do they not have soy (estrogen) in them, but they also are a source of protein! Well done.

        • Yirgach July 31, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

          I tried some of the “meat” and would never buy any again.
          Been an ovo-lacto-pescatarian for the last 50 years and I still know how the real thing should taste.

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

            Right up my alley, er, strait, sound, bay-cove as I float with nets, pots (traps) and hooks forever on Alaskan waters.

            Got fresh? Oh yeah!

          • Yirgach July 31, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

            Nothing like fresh caught!!!!

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Someone talked me into trying a thing called a tofu pup once. they had some kind of warning about eating them fast before they reverted to I don’t know what.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          Now that is LOL! Creepy, but in that special way.

        • Islander July 31, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

          I remember tofu pups.

          It tooke me awhile to twig on “pup” = “dog.”

          Anyhow, vegetarian friends of mine used to eat them. I never tried them. I like all-beef hot dogs in a bun with mustard, onions, and ketchup.

          • Grandpa July 31, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            Isle… please, no ketchup (catsup?) on hot dogs… it is sacrilege. Mustard, onions, and dill pickle relish. No ketchup, and for the sake of all that’s Holy, no sweet relish.

          • Anthea July 31, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

            Hot dogs are quite good with chili and cheese on top. And mustard.

          • Anthea July 31, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

            And chili-cheese fries can sometimes hit the spot.

          • Qwibqwib August 3, 2023 at 12:45 am #

            Gut buster = 2 ballpark (bun length) Hot dogs and buns, enough chili with beef and beans to completely cover the dogs, cheese, relish, mustard, ketchup, onions, jalapenos, chelula, etc to taste! Get a tall frosty beverage and enjoy…

          • MaryQueen August 3, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            Grandpa must be from Chicago.

    • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      But eggs have come down. Flesh is grass, not here today, but here tomorrow.

      How many eggs and thus how many chickens does it take to give a person enough protein to live?

    • benr July 31, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      None of that will matter when you get bit by the tick with the disease that makes you magically allergic to meat.
      Imagine that the fevered dreams of vegans and peta everywhere answered by some disease delivered by a tick now how did that happen?

      What is alpha-gal?
      Alpha-gal (galactose-?-1,3-galactose) is a sugar molecule found in most mammals.
      Alpha-gal is not found in fish, reptiles, birds, or people.
      Alpha-gal can be found in meat (pork, beef, rabbit, lamb, venison, etc.) and products made from mammals (including gelatin, cow’s milk, and milk products).
      What is alpha-gal syndrome (AGS)?
      Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic condition. AGS is also called alpha-gal allergy, red meat allergy, or tick bite meat allergy. AGS is not caused by an infection. AGS symptoms occur after people eat red meat or are exposed to other products containing alpha-gal.

      A CDC report showed that between 2010 and 2022, more than 110,000 suspected cases of AGS were identified. However, cases of AGS are not nationally notifiable to CDC, so it is not known how many cases of AGS exist in the United States. Additional data and research are needed to understand how many people are affected by this condition.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 31, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        I’m surprised they aren’t already trying to breed the ticks that create the red meat allergy en masse.

        I know, I know, stop giving them ideas.

        • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:40 am #

          What makes you think they haven’t already and that is where they came from?

          • thirdcoastlegend July 31, 2023 at 11:00 am #


            Quite, my good fellow.

            Heck, they’re probably trying to develop an improved version that makes one allergic to *all* meats and animal products.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:03 am #

            Quite a few years back, in my neck of the woods, there was suddenly a rash of tick bites occurring (SWIDT?).

            I got bitten three times, prior to then, I had never been bitten by a tick in my life.

            I compared notes with others, who had similar stories.

            Yes, insects do behave that way, populations wax and wane, and also migrate.

            It’s just that now, when you see these things, you need to wonder if you are missing something.

            BTW, out of curiosity, when dog owners started getting their pets vaccinated for Lyme Disease, I looked up the status of the research into a vaccine for humans. I had heard that in the first trials the shots seemed to be giving the subjects the disease.

            I found that researches claimed that they had developed a safe and effective vaccine, but that due to media reports of anecdotes and the actions of people such as RFK based on those anecdotes, the demand for the shots dropped and lawsuits were filed.

            This time they were careful to get the entirety of the MSM behind the vaxx before they released it.

      • Yirgach July 31, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        This is an outstanding year for the tic population in VT. It’s not hard for me to pick off 2-3 of the little buggers every time after I go out in the garden. There’s only a small percentage which carry anaplasmosis. As long as you find and remove them quickly it’s hard to get infected. The real problem is that a lot of people aren’t used to looking for them or know how to properly remove them.
        If they ever evolve to have the same color as human flesh, then we are doomed.

        • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

          Same in So Illinois. I’ve been blackberry picking every morning for the last couple of weeks, and I am covered in tick and chigger bites.

          At this point, it’s mostly those little seed ticks, which are hard to see and to pull off, but they itch so bad that you can find them fairly easily.

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      “They already have a lot of blood on their hands …” The Ukraine War, Covid vaccines etc.-Jim

      Let’s not forget the insidious national project to convince young boys that they really want to be girls .., the process begins with brainwashing, which really isn’t too hard with a little one, which is called ‘Gender Affirmative Therapy’, accompanied by the introduction of hormones into the little ones body, culminating with surgery to remove the male parts, surgery pioneered by Dr. Josef Mengele in the Aushwitz & Treblinka extermination camps. CFNers, can you think of anything worse than this?

      • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        All the nasty side-effects those poor suckers have at around 18 when they realize they made a permanent life-altering mistake.

        No orgasms, fake vaginas that are painful and constantly smell and seep, never a chance to have a baby or breast-feed, permanent chest and facial hair, permanent voice changes and on and on.

        Considering that around 90% of these childhood gender issues will clear up after natural puberty has set in, we are looking at major medical malpractice and governmental malpractice. In California now there is a law that says if the parents refuse to “affirm” their child’s propagandized confusion, that child can be “saved” by CPS and taken from the parents to get the “care” they need.

        So many medical crimes over the past five years it makes your head spin.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

          I just hope their ongoing alienations find the right targets—those who prepped and perpped them—rather than the innocents in the local mall. But go after them I hope they do.

        • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

          This Trans insanity will eventually blow over; it’s so absurd & disturbing that it can’t last. But by then there will be many thousands of casualties. For them, it will be too late. That’s when the recriminations begin, and the hunt for those responsible … followed by mass public hangings the likes we haven’t seen in the West since the 30 Years War in Central Europe.

          • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            I’d like to believe that, but more likely what will happen is some other scapegoat will be created; it’ll always be the “little guys” that bear the brunt of the blowback, just like in A Canticle for Liebowitz.

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            A most memorable book, one I read in the 7th grade or so. One that just serendipitously came my way. A revisit to its pages is long overdue. Thanks for the reminder.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

            It will pave the way for something even worse.

            Just as anorexia and bulemia and self-harm/cutting, etc. paved the way for the trans insanity.

            It’s all based upon hating your body.

            I wonder what’s in store, next? I am guessing the “solution” that will be offered is some sort of transhumanist bullshit. Fake body parts, chips, etc.

          • SW July 31, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

            @ Mary — I think we’ve got a sneak preview of what’s next and it’s bad. In Canada and the Netherlands you can choose assisted suicide based on mental illness. Anyone who believes the medical community won’t go along with this hasn’t been paying attention.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

        No, but when I continually brought it up here, some people chuckled and called it a diversion or a trend and a distraction of no importance. At that time, it was mostly endangering women in our once-safe places, and they didn’t care about that.

        But now that it’s obvious that kids are being sent to Dr. Mengeles en masse to have healthy body parts removed, and sterilized from hormones, etc. I suppose they are starting to see that it’s actually not just an annoying trend.

  6. mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    Speaking of “needlessly and wrongfully killing people”….

    Remdesivir is now FDA approved for patients with renal failure. Our government is absolutely trying to kill its citizenry.


    • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      Those bloodthirsty gits!

      Dialysis patients are among the most resource-gobbling of patients, especially if the person was diabetic to begin with. Of course this killer pharmaceutical is going to be recommended.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 11:09 am #

      So twisted. So very, very twisted. The drug that attacks the kidneys is now the drug that ‘alleviates’ symptoms? Is that what they’re selling to us?
      Gilead took the pre-existing $ 73 million in NIH research on Remdesivir and made it happen. Thanks, Doc Fauci. It made several things happen—including death in 53% of Ebola patients infused with it for over 10 days. Accompanied by forced oxygen intubation they managed to drop those survival times…. nicely. “Treatment protocols.”
      Treatment for a predetermined outcome that knocks us off yet rewards the facilitators steadily and well.
      Gilead’s stock must be surging. In certain circles this bodes well.
      “Happy Days Are Here Again!”

      • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        Watch a recent Jimmy Dore segment on all the lies we have been told related to Covid origins and patents. All these “scientists” are swimming in corruption and lies.

        Dr. Fauci and Co. should all be in prison.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          Thanks, but I’m way ahead of Dore. He’s a thick one when it comes to being timely. I tried to warn him for weeks re; the jabs, ivermectin, etc and even paid for it in buying superchats on his live shows.
          Better late than never, but he had to find out the hard way for all of his obtuseness. Nonetheless, yes, he’s a force for good.

        • Grandpa July 31, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

          I’m unsure regarding “and Co.” – but the “why not” of Fauci not swinging by rope from a lamppost until dead, remains a mystery to me.
          Quite obviously, we are not in the old west any longer. But in many cases – Fauci hanging being one of them – we should be…
          Or, how about a “Fauci piñata” – we could sell tickets and eliminate the deficit…

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

        It must be said that the Plague era rationalization for using Remdesivir was it supposedly reduced hospital stays by one day. I wonder.I wonder if even that was true. They wanted to use it, badly. For its high profit potential.
        Making it a part of the federally-mandated protocol ($30,000 per death ‘from’ Covid,) I wonder what the ratio of survivors to its infusion was, how did the numbers of them compare to all of the numbers (the human beings, family members, it killed?

        What a dark chamber we have entered, been led into by these medical morlocks.

      • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

        It helps to have friends in high places.


      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

        Same thing they did with AZT.

        The cure is the disease.

        • mrs_saj August 2, 2023 at 8:13 am #

          Exactly. RFK Jr. talked about this a lot in his book, The Real Anthony Fauci. The side effects of the drug conveniently overlapped quite a bit with the symptoms of the disease, which really muddied the waters for patients.

          • MaryQueen August 3, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            I learned all about it in a documentary called “Fauci’s First Fraud” which is a must-see for everyone. Also Celia Farber’s writings (I need to get her book) on her research for her book on it. She unearthed the entire AIDS scam.

            Covid is just AIDS 2.0.

  7. JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    The government is not America.

    That is for damn sure.

    It IS a corral for all folks who hate this country and the Constitution that stands for it.

    • tom clark July 31, 2023 at 10:09 am #

      The government is not America, it is Amerika.

    • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      I don’t know about you or others, but I’m almost sixty, and have spent a lifetime being unheard and unrepresented. If we could somehow wall off D.C. and let them cannibalize each other, we might finally get a chance to govern ourselves rather than be ruled. Maybe people would adopt the constitution, again. Right now, it’s all a hollow joke, and D.C. is toxic and saprophytic.

      • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:19 am #

        Ever seen “Escape from New York”? A really good model for Washington DC.

        Donald Trump can play “Snake” Pliskin and rescue folks.

        • draupnir July 31, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          I thought Snake Pliskin was dead.

        • Blackbird July 31, 2023 at 11:20 am #

          “Donald Trump can play “Snake” Pliskin and rescue folks.”

          Yes, like he did for the January 6th “insurrectionists”…

          • benr July 31, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            As if they are not taking him down with phony charges.
            We all know they are TRUMPed up to take him out.
            They are going to bleed him dry until he waves the flag of surrender.

        • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          Haha, yes! And Biden is the Duke of D.C. with chandeliers on his electric Lincoln and all.

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 11:22 am #

        I tend to think D.C. and environs are already walled-off. There are many gates and roadblocks to its inner sanctums already. One must travel the Yellow Brick Road in order to gain potential access to the District itself, via the tri-state richest demographic U.S. per capita surroundings where the minions of flying monkeys make their homes and at night make more monkeys, images of themselves. Taibbi wrote an excellent expository piece about largely south Asian-populated Loudon county, its educational travails and its hyper-ambitious first generation denizens.

        There are walls, some ostensibly to keep undocumented aliens out (Southern Border,) and then other walls that keep U.S. citizens of flyover states from mixing with the anointed of the Beltway.

        • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          Maybe a rope line would keep them all corralled–they are so snooty.

          I’ve hung out with a lot of elected Democrat officials, since I was active in the party during the Bush years. The federally elected ones are the worst–they’ll sit down and eat rubber chicken with you and pretend to listen to constituent concerns, but catch them off-guard and they look right through you. Oh, but their ears are deaf!

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            As I commented to Paula regarding said self-anointed the other day, “Different Strzoks, for different folks.”

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

            Still funny. Still true.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      It doesn’t even resemble our old government much. There has always been corruption, but now it’s flagrant and in your face.

      The thing to remember is that this was by design- they stopped teaching civics in the majority of our schools at least by the turn of this century.

      Now they have, by design, stopped teaching anything at all for two years.

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        Ford and the Rockefellers did the same in the 1920s with the American educational system. Check out the ‘Prussian’ model.

        We are living its consequences, with its next iteration well underway.
        The WEF, along with WHO, have center stage these days for a reason.

        • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

          Isn’t it interesting that Gates focuses on “health” and “education”, just like the Rockefellers did back in the day.

          Except worse. Race to the Top and the WHO’s plan for total takeover of the world’s population are many steps worse than the Flexner Report and General Education Board.

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

            And Gates is the second generation of his family associated with the “Rockies.”
            His dad was in thick and in early with Sanger, eugenics, and as national head of “Planned Parenthood.”

            What agenda…? Or should I say ‘which’ agenda?

            This culmination of All is well underway. Elon’s maternal grandfather being an original lynchpin for “Technocracy Incorporated” being one other…

            Nuffin’ to see here, folks… you know the rest.

          • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 5:43 pm #


            rockys like feminism and UN. donated land for UN.

  8. oilie July 31, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    No need to rush back from August recess to start an impeachment inquiry. There are enough Rinos, even in the House, to stop it before it starts.

    • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 10:20 am #

      Yep, remember that the Deep State is Uniparty.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      I’m impressed, Kevin knows the difference between an impeachment inquiry and an impeachment. Even Hillary didn’t get that one right.

      As far as rising to that level goes, knee deep would be that level. Kevin wants to wait and see if it reaches the first floor.

  9. Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    “Arguing with the repo-man”. Sublime.

    How nice to have the comic relief by the second paragraph. It lifted my spirits enough to continue doing the job that needs to be done.

    • Paddys Lament July 31, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      Yes. And “getting new tattoos.” Perfect. “Let’s see, should I make that car payment, buy baby formula? Nah. I think I’ll go get another tattoo.”

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        I said this here before, but a local former blogger once said that they young were tattooing their bodies because it was the only thing that they owned.

      • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        Haha, yes indeed and people waste their money on these. I posed the question before whether number of tattoos is inversely proportional to that person’s IQ level. I would argue that it is; there is probably something in the ink dye that adversely affects the brain cells.

        • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

          Those with really elevated IQs get face tattoos, announcing to the world “I’m an unemployable f#kkup.” or “Watch out for me, I’m a bad dude.”

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            When I see the tear drops, I assume that the person is, indeed, a bad dude.

          • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

            With the teardrops, don’t they mean that if they are filled in you killed that many people? And if they are empty then you know that many people that were killed in gang violence?

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

            I’m not clear, cowbell. Who wants to converse with them about it?

            Well, actually, my mom did. She asked some dude what they meant and he told her, but I forgot what she said.

    • Alfred July 31, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      Sad though.

      The thought of recklessly living beyond my means is enough to make me live within my means. If out of necessity, the image conjures up desperate and gloomy thoughts.

      I am thankful.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      Yes, outstanding. Masterful. I went from my first impression to seeing it as a 1950s Norman Rockwell painting, the characters all dressed in the period clothing, cigarette packs in rolled-up T-shirt sleeves; neighbors staring out from their Brooklyn tenement windows, some openly laughing at the once-proud, now beleaguered sucker, others peering discretely from behind curtains or window shades at the early morning ruckus and fuss. The rest, streetwise neighborhood kids, a dog, stick in its mouth, maybe peeing on a bright red fire hydrant, families heading for the beach.
      I must say though, I didn’t see it as comic relief, just the otherwise untold vivid reality of what is truly going on in normal peoples’ lives across the fruited plains. The picture nears completion as we shrink back from its ominous portents.

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      By all accounts the Repo Man is busy coast to coast, hooking up those shiny BMWs & Volvos on which an installment payment hasn’t been made in 7 months, and towing them who knows where.

      Read Louis Ferdinand Celine’s ‘Death on the Installment Plan”, a book as darkly funny as its title.

      At the same time $100,000 EVs are piling up on dealer’s lots; nobody’s buying, the clock is ticking, batteries are corroding; Ford has lost $4 billion already this year, GM about half that but still a substantial sum. Don’t be too surprised to see in a year or two GM & Ford execs in DC, kneeling in front of Congress, facing bankruptcy, tin cup in hand, pleading for a bailout, a generous bailout seemed necessary to “keep the EV Revolution running.”

      • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        utube –jeremiah babe. his talks of last week mention the repo numbers–35k a day if I recall.

        I DO NOT CARE.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

          Carvana was supposedly teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. These repos should be giving them an influx of used cars to sell at prices maybe somebody can afford to pay, shouldn’t they?

          I’ll have to start checking ads again.

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        They’d better be asking for their handouts in gold and silver.
        Copper and platinum-palladium too if they want a two-fer that they can actually use in production rather than for stock jiggering.

        Time is up for the Federal Reserve notes and any notional value is already residual. If hyperinflation is our next burden to bear, it is then we’ll be looking back fondly and longingly for the times as they are (were) now.

      • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        And pity the sucker who buys an EV and can’t find any charging stations!

        Of course they are everywhere in Los Angeles and Miami and NYC. But the flyover states they are non-existent.

        My kids here in LA bought a Tesla then forked out around $3000 to create a charger for their house!

        • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          The charger for your house should come “free” with any new car purchase. Just bake it into the overall price of the car. That way you can get that good warm and fuzzy feeling that you are saving the planet and money at the same time!

          • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            I read somewhere that house charging takes about 8 hours and greatly jacks up the household electrical bill.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            Chargers and cables come in a variety of sizes.

            If you can’t afford the top-level stuff, you are no better off than a farmer with a cart and horse.

            And even if you can afford the top stuff, range is still poor (and greatly impacted by the weather, towing, etc.), and all of that so called performance is only good for a few sprints to 60 before your battery tells you to knock it off.

            Ofc, any proper gas/petrol powered car in the range of 350-500 hp will dust you (and significantly outrange you) in most situations as well.

            Given the drawbacks, EVs are one of the most comical products ever introduced to the bovine masses in history.

            No one that knows shit about cars would be caught dead in one.

        • Islander July 31, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

          A friend of mine just bought a smallish SUV-type EV, and she and her partner were planning to drive across the country in it.

          I have called her to chat and find out how the journey went. Left a message. No response so far.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

            Tell her to trade it in for a BMW with a large engine. R6 or V8.


          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 7:08 pm #

            I certainly didn’t advise her to get this vehicle.

            Before this they had a smaller EV.

            She is an old friend, but I don’t hear from her that often any more. She moved to Virginia.

            I think they plan to leave the vehicle In CA (where they have family) and use it for short hauls. But I am curious to learn how the cross-country trip went.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

            Meanwhile I am having a new exhaust system installed in my own vehicle, an older Subaru Outback.

      • Uncle Bob July 31, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

        At least they’ll have good ESG scores! And since that’s what matters now to banks, they’ll be saved. Those of us with bad ESG scores? Well, get ready for your Remdesivir shot….

  10. Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    “One might also ask: was this really the best that Blob could come up with? Really? Him? This ghastly load of damaged goods?”.

    Yes. He was perfect.

    The reason why is in the first sentence of the last paragraph.

    Everybody stands around as the chicken falls, if they keep their distance, they don’t get anything splattered on them.

    They can’t try to Epstein another guy at this point, anyone they tried to use would be too aware of what they were possibly going to do.

    Why do you think Kamala is so nervous? They have probably given her reassurances, but even she is not stupid enough to trust these people, who lie for a living.

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    • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:00 am #

      She sold her soul long ago, she knows collection time is coming.

      • elysianfield July 31, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        “She sold her soul long ago,”

        Why not? She probably wasn’t using it….

      • SW July 31, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        She’s going to have to get in line to pay up. Blinken is about as muddled as they come. On an Australian TV program:

        “Blinken was asked whether nuclear war or climate change represented “the greater threat to humanity.”“Well, you can’t, I think, have a hierarchy,” he replied. “There are some things that are front and center…including potential conflict, but there’s no doubt that climate represents an existential challenge to all of us.” “So for us, this is the existential challenge of our times,”

        If there’s full out nuclear war, maybe worrying about climate change won’t seem as important, or maybe there just won’t be as many people to be worried. Putin and the few EU leaders that are actually sane know they’re dealing with people who minimize the risks of nuclear war. They don’t seem to understand that America would feel the effects of war this time that it was able to avoid in WW2.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:33 am #

          Maybe show that blithering statement to Bobby Jr. He’s gotten half a clue about climate, but he really needs to get all the way off that bandwagon.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Yeah. That latest ‘profound’ irruption from Der Blinken made me cockles clatter. My fear since the Ghoulish Gang took over as Biden’s Brain and force-marched us to this brinksmanship as diplomacy.

          Since early on I’ve feared they were so callous and callow that using nukes was always in their plan because their PNAC objectives take precedence über alles in spite of the epic costs in human carnage and the loss of so many $ trillions in their quixotic quest to subdue, dominate, and subjugate.
          Theirs is a world of black and white, mostly the first as in spreading darkness and misery over millions, if not billions.

          Face it, it’s how they get their rocks off, their ‘jollies.’ And they’re running this shitshow from their soft perches at PNAC Central, the Kagan’s “Institute for the Study of War.”
          Can it get any more Luciferian?

          We have been invaded from within. “Enemies, both foreign and domestic.”

          • abbybwood July 31, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            And now that Victoria Nuland is second in command at The State Department we should be very afraid of her utter hatred for all things Russia and Putin!

            Watch Gonzalo Lira’s tutorial on who Victoria Nuland and her husband Robert Kagan are all about. Two well-spent hours.

            And by the way, Gonzalo is an American citizen with a U.S. passport who has been in prison in Kharkov, Ukraine for at least three months on Zelensky’s orders (probably Nuland’s as well) for having SAID things about the war they don’t like. And the State Department spokesman admitted they know an American citizen is being imprisoned in Ukraine and by his smirk and comments they are making no moves to free him.

            Check out Gonzalo on YT. Especially past roundtable discussions.

          • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

            Gonzalo is jumping bail and making a run for the border, abbywood.


        • Uncle Bob July 31, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

          They see global warming as the avenue to getting everything they’ve ever wanted (absolute control of the world), so of course they’re going to push that falsehood more than the obviously greater threat of nuclear annihilation brought about by these same bozos trying to create their utopia.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      But what we are seeing is the chicken which survived the axe. Somewhat diminished, but quite capable of going through the motions adequately to assuage the fears and sentiments of “some of the people all of the time…”
      Joe Biden is 1945’s “Mike the Headless Chicken” re-wrought and re-writ large for our times:


      • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        Mike the Headless Chicken is an apt comparison, except Mike might have had a better sense of balance than Joe.

  11. canuk July 31, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    In the late Roman republic the consuls-whom could not be indicted or sued while they were serving their one year terms-Caesar after his consulship in 59 BC had to disguise himself to sneak out of the city (onwards to Gaul and great riches as pro Consul when he conquered Gaul) as he owed so much money bribing the voters to vote for him.

    The Republic had become a corrupt oligarchy and Caesar’s ‘leftist’ notions, and further into Empire with his nephew , Octavius, having an Emperor was a cure for oligarchic corruption.

    The western world had the greatest peace, prosperity in recorded history in the ages of the Antonines.

    Let’s hope we get a similar result in the American Republic.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:46 am #


    • Vegan Shark July 31, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

      In the late Roman republic the consuls-whom could not be indicted or sued while they were serving their one year terms …

      Where’s what’s-his-face, our in-house Grammar Corrections Officer? Eh? You say he’s in a comma, er, coma and can’t come to the phone? All right, just this once, I’ll pinch hit for him.

      For fuck’s sake, canuk, unlearn the notion that using whom is always a sign of superior breeding compared with using who. The two words have different functions and are not interchangeable.

      While you’re at it, devote an hour a day to studying the difference between a hyphen and a dash.

      But good on you for citing Roman history.

      • Uncle Bob July 31, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

        Or, at least buy and read Strunk & White’s “The Elements of Style.”

  12. Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    The penultimate paragraph is a perfect summary of events that go together.

    The “statelessness” helps keep these characters from getting what they deserve.

    They belong to the EU or the ‘global community’ or something, and those entities make regulations that have the force of law without the people in charge being bound by and pesky little laws from any of those annoying “nations”.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      Remember the horrors of Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership?

      Eight years of evil intentions marked his tenure.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        Swami there thinks Trump made a mistake in keeping us out of that thing.

        The mask is slipping.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

          That’s good to know. The metastasizing neoliberal class has been set loose to prey upon the planet. Klaus’s “Young Leaders” coming at us all pre-programmed. And now with their AI next.

          “The darkest hour is just before the Dawn?”

        • Islander July 31, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

          Who is Swami there?

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

            I’m surmising Vivek, Islander.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            Who is Vivek?

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 10:14 pm #

            Oh, Vivek is Ramaswamy.

      • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

        That was supposedly aimed at attacking China, but was really aimed at attacking us.

        Good on Trump for knowing the difference.

  13. malthuss July 31, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    meanwhile–via breitbart

    man convicted of murdering his two infant children will receive taxpayer-funded breast augmentation surgery now that he identifies as transgender.

    Jason Michael Hann had been serving on death row at California’s San Quentin before he began identifying as a woman in 2019, choosing instead to go by the name Jessica Marie Hann. When Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order suspending the state’s death penalty while mandating a stay on all executions, authorities then moved Hann into the women’s general prison population after a brief observation period. Four years later, he now stands ready to receive taxpayer-funded ……………etc

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:45 am #

      Yet flat-chested women have to pay for their own surgery.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        That’s the part that concerns you?

        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          Did I say there was only one part? That’s the part I chose to remark on.

          I thought Malthuss’ comment covered the rest.

      • elysianfield July 31, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        Seinfeld repurposed….


        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:40 am #

          The guy in the prison is no doubt going to walk around with that thing, yet they decided he must have boobs because he’s a girl.

          I am of the opinion that to be a woman, you first must not have male genitalia, and removing it does not count.

          Who makes these determinations?

          • mrs_saj July 31, 2023 at 2:38 pm #


            I stick with the Y chromosome definition. If you have a Y chromosome, you’re male, period. If you don’t have a Y chromosome, you’re female, period. And males don’t get to participate in girls’/women’s’ sports, period.

            People born with ambiguous genitalia (yes, there’s such a thing) should be allowed whatever surgeries desired to help them live with one gender. But even these folks, regardless of their surgeries, if you have a Y chromosome, you don’t get to play in girls’/women’s sports, period.

            If only anyone cared what I think, I could have this sorted out in a day!

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            Mrs. Saj:

            That would be far too easy.

            Ambiguity and inculcated confusion creates a whole industry sector. People’s jobs depend on this tranny madness!

          • C.O.Jones August 1, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Look at a depiction of Baphomet.

            Male with female boobs.

            Transgenderism is based on the premise that God made a mistake.

            From Big Mike to Dylan Mulvaney and beyond, these people with penises who all want to keep their penis while growing female boobs are emulating Baphomet.

            They must be free to worship their god and if that means self -mutilation, so be it. Underwrite it or you’re a bigot.

      • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        I was channel surfing long ago.
        radio –probably an AM channel.

        interview was a guy who met with mass killer in prison.
        the guy who killed all the Filipino nurses [in chicago in 60s-1970s?].

        that killer was going thru a sex change.

        ://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Richard_Speck
        Richard Speck – Wikipedia
        Richard Benjamin Speck (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991) was an American mass murderer who killed eight student nurses in their South Deering, Ch

        • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          Oh yes, Speck.

          One thing I remember, back in the early 1960s, blaming all the evils in the world on mothers was all the rage (SWIDT?).

          That is, when it wasn’t society’s fault.

          When the media tried blaming Richard Speck’s mother for his crimes, that marked the beginning of the end of that crap.

          • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

            I don’t think God holds people’s parents responsible for their sin.

  14. Merkwurdiglieb July 31, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    I can’t wait for the day when the film is produced, similar to The Big Short, which outlines the incredible fuckery which overcame America during these last few years (and its precursors of course). Alas, I suspect that, like the Sound of Freedom, the media will do everything possible to discredit it and discourage viewers.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:04 am #

      Sound of Freedom is not discouraged, or it wouldn’t be the “runaway hit of the year.”

      The MSM has done its best to keep it in the spotlight.

      • Merkwurdiglieb August 2, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        SMH. Ok Mary. Lol.

        • MaryQueen August 3, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

          So you’re unaware that the producers are tied to human trafficking then?


    • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      She believes the Elite are in complete control and always have been. Nothing ever happens that they haven’t planned. They are not mere fallible humans, but something more, evidently.

      This is the de facto worship of power.

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      • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

        The modern term is “blackpilled.”

        A very dangerous pill to take, as it leads to hopelessness and anger.

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

          And yet I’m not hopeless or angry. I just know what I know.

          • Night Owl August 1, 2023 at 3:46 am #

            Didn’t say you were, but the black pill is what it is.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

        You aren’t even close to having a clue as to what I believe or don’t believe.

        Please go on listening to the strange voices in your head.

        • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

          “You don’t know me” – a classic feminine line. Black women love it especially. Usually delivered with a wave of the hand and/or a snap of the fingers.

          • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

            Try again, it’s not working.

            People can still see what a cuckoo you are.

      • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

        Knowledge of something doesn’t necessarily equal support of it.

        In my case, it does not.

        But you worship authority, and idolize people in power. So it’s doubly funny when you accuse me of it.

  15. Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 10:43 am #

    Did everyone see that Whoopi Goldberg actually called for other countries and an NGO to take control of the United States’ southern border, because it isn’t working for them?

    The Blob is getting that brazen.

    BTW, Bobby Jr.- this is what “The Border” is all about. This is not your father’s iillegal immigration issue. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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  16. JackStraw July 31, 2023 at 10:55 am #

    That was an outstanding essay, Jim, and you’ve packed a lot of the current shenanigans that seem to be coming to a crescendo.

    This is the primary reason why I remain a Trump supporter, and that is to see the housecleaning that must be done to save this country. I could care less if Trump resigned after a year, as long as he cleans up what is now just a hopelessly corrupt system.

    • Opie July 31, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      After the appointment of John Bolton and the roll-out of the covid vax, how in God’s name can anybody think this guy can save us.

      • JackStraw July 31, 2023 at 11:03 am #

        You don’t think people can learn? Are you really that simple-minded?

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          LOL. You calling anyone else simple-minded while believing that Trump can “drain the swamp” – hahahahaha!

          • JackStraw July 31, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            You are a renowned dimwit on this forum, so I can just chuckle at your comment.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:13 am #

            Nice projection, derpy.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            You don’t know what renowned means, Jack. Perhaps you are a dimwit.

            Mary, I think Trump can drain a lot of the swamp. I just don’t think he will.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:53 pm #


            If Trump gets a second term, we are going to be witnessing Stalingrad of sorts in politics and the McMedia.

            They will do whatever they can to stop the guy. He is an imperfect vessel, but he is a sledgehammer.

        • Opie July 31, 2023 at 11:16 am #

          I have a friend who spent 30 years in intelligence, who wrote a detailed letter outlining exactly what Trump needed to do lest the deep state tank his ass, hand delivered by a person close to Trump. He got a nice note thanking him, and promptly ignored everything he outlined , all of which came to pass. Call me simple minded, but this simple mind see’s a man who puts his enormous ego ahead of his country. Vote harder, it’ll be the biggest, most best ever stupendous vote like has never been seen before!

          • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            Trump is said to have dismissed Steve Bannon’s Fourth Turning talk, as well. He waved it all away, saying it was “too dark.”

            Which leads me to note that insofar as he was a churched kid in his youth, his parish preacher was none other than Norman Vincent Peale, the “power of positive thinking” guy. I think Trump really, really hopes to keep his tone optimistic. He always has sold a sunny message.

            Inspiration is indeed a part of leadership, and I don’t sneeze at it.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            That’s a good point, beth. He does try to see the good in people, and to an extent, he seems to think these people will do unto him as he did unto them.

          • TallTim July 31, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

            He is the designated bad guy and just like professional wrestling 100% fake. No he didn’t fly on the Lolita Express, but he sure did give ole Jeffery a ride on his to the island.

          • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

            Tall Tim has gone one layer deep and thinks he knows something.

            Do not be like Tall Tim.

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:07 am #

        The commenters up here that believe in a super hero coming to save the day are many. It saddens me how many are trapped in The Truman Show, but it is what it is.

        • JackStraw July 31, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          Nobody believes in a super hero here. You obviously cannot understand the difference between a catalyst and a child’s fantasy.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

            “It saddens me” = concern troll.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

            LOL, you don’t know what a concern troll is.

            Not surprising.

        • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 11:33 am #

          Putin is our superhero. He will serve to annihilate the evil West and rescue us from our oppressors. The world will be made anew in his image.

          • Mike Sherman July 31, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

            Holy shit! I’ve read some outlandish statements on this Comments Board over the years, but none as delusional as ^that^ one – ever.

          • Qwibqwib August 3, 2023 at 1:30 am #

            You forgot the /S

  17. Jimpa July 31, 2023 at 11:11 am #

    Big news! Mitch McConnell is on the way out! Anyone see his latest press conference? Wow, he just lost it completely and stood there mute and dumb. Looks like he is very seriously sick to me. Very possibly dying.

    • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      He did have polio as a young person, and it’s repeating on him in the form of post-polio syndrome and increasing falls and concussions. Awful for him, and my heart goes out to his hatchlings. He seems shell-shocked.

      • Merkwurdiglieb August 3, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        “as a young person”? C’mon mega. Stop. Say it. AS A YOUNG BOY. That’s what he would say about himself. Geez!

    • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      I despise Mitch McConnell, but it strikes me as beyond hypocritical for them to tell us that one freeze at a press conference is reason to take him out, while Biden’s falls, misstatements, and bizarre non sequiturs are studiously ignored.


      • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

        John Fund, at least, says that, while he was always a dope, Biden’s personality changed for the worse after his bilateral brain surgeries. More outbursts, more impulsive nipple-tweaking, and so forth.

        • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

          Bilateral brain surgeries combined with his shrunken head surgeries, i.e. his noggin’s face and neck lifts and skin ablations that sucked all of the wrinkles away and left him looking like nothing but an evenly-wizened ancient albino. He reminds me of one of those sad Victorian era elephant’s foot umbrella holders.

          • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

            Coupled with his slothlike movements, he’s a sight! He’s a fright. Joe and his switchblade of a smile. Or rictus. Or what have you. An old waxworks used car salesman.

            Early in 2019, I caught a glimpse of him on the news, wrinkle-free as any baby, and told my husband, “Oh, he’s really going to run! He’s got a new wax job!”

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

            Dave and Megabeth:

            You’re nailing Biden’s ghastly physical manifestation.

  18. MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    Love it when JHK delivers the best fantasy outcomes for our shit show but as usual, I will wish it could be so while realizing it will not.

    There is no rule of law left, and the smatterings here and there are dealt with accordingly (those who didn’t somehow get the memo that you don’t mess with The Man).

    Also, continuing to hope a mere associate of the Bidens is our last and best hope is really grasping at straws, as it’s pretty easy to shut up one person (see: Epstein). Which is what happens if the person gets too threatening. One of the business partners told all to Tucker on Fox before the 2020 election and nothing happened. That’s the power of our deep state-directed MSM. Nothing has changed since then, in fact, now they are stronger and more powerful than ever. If you look at the news headlines on MSN, it’s outright surreal.

    Kevin McCarthy will fold like a cheap suit when given the order to.

    That’s my prediction.

    • C.O.Jones July 31, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      I have to agree, MaryQueen. Cognitive dissonance has become my favorite spectator sport. Trump is still prattling on about draining the swamp while he twists arms to get swamp creature McCarthy the speakership. Imagine the Trumpeteers all tilting their heads to one side in absence of cognition when Trump’s hand-picked speaker stalls the impeachment. The easy way out for them will be to claim 3-D chess.

      • TallTim July 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

        When you make your money by messing with guys like Coen, you are permanently an asset. And after losing his shirt, shorts, and gym socks in Atlantic City he was bailed out by the Rothschild banking empire (Wilbur Ross). So even more so now.

        • C.O.Jones July 31, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

          Right on the money, TallTim.

          Rothschilds bailed him out twice and Wilbur Ross got a job as Secretary of Commerce.

          Bad old fashioned crony capitalism on display there.

          Why did Trump name his kid Baron?

          Was it after Baron Edmund de Rothschild? or Baron Benjamin de Rothschild?

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

        Yes, it is at least interesting to note all the cognitive dissonance in action! Like a new sport, spotting it.

        The 3D chess justification never goes away, neither does “he was threatened” both with zero proof or evidence even.

    • Mick July 31, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

      Oh no Mary, you got it all wrong! MTG will give McCarthy the balls he needs to go all the way. (Maybe she’ll give him the balls from that Yoga guy she boinked around ten years ago).

    • TPTB-USA August 1, 2023 at 2:13 am #

      “Also, continuing to hope a mere associate of the Bidens is our last and best hope is really grasping at straws, as it’s pretty easy to shut up one person” ~ MaryQueen

      Last week “Hunter Biden’s fur-lined, gold-plated plea deal on firearm and tax charges” ~ JHK should have yielded some jail time for some individuals if the notion of justice still exists in America.

      Anyone arguing the current affair will be labeled a stark raving lunatic, and by the time the facts prove the conspiracy speculation true, individuals will be cataloged in the government data base as lunatics, and require years to clear the designation due to the legal backlog.

      “… the Blob told a lawyer from the Southern District of New York, one Damian Williams, to send a letter to Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams asking her to set a date for one Devon Archer to report to prison on a bond fraud conviction that Mr. Archer is appealing on the grounds of DOJ sentencing misconduct.” ~ JHK

      Let’s assume that was intentional, but for a different reason. Let’s say that they made the same “fur-lined, gold-plated plea deal” with Devon Archer, as long as he played ball with them. The republicans couldn’t offer him a better deal. So, he was handed a script, they need to untangle the notion that Joe was never in on any of the dealing, Dan Goldman promotes that “Biden has restored the integrity of the Department of Justice”, and MSM runs with it.

      The interference of all the “noise” from all the issues will be deafening and meaningless. Chalk up another victory for the “Blob”.

      I didn’t hear that Devon Archer divulged what the “business” was, I just saw him laughing in my face.

  19. Edge Lord July 31, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    I agree that the government is not our country, but what of the country not being our country?

    I am far from the only one to have no desire to serve, defend, let alone care about the “citizenry” (let’s just call ‘em inhabitants with the millions upon millions of foreigners allowed to walk up the red carpet thrown out by “our government “) consisting of the tattooed, re-po victims, Orioles fans, influencers, drag queen storybook readers, twerkers, Antifa, BLM, proud dorks, Democrats, MSM viewers, Fauci fans, Hochul/Widmer/Newsome voters, and on and on.

    It’s a country not worth caring about.
    Just as foretold.

    • beantownbill. July 31, 2023 at 11:39 am #

      Sigh! I wish you were wrong, EL, but unfortunately you aren’t.

    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      This country formerly known as the USA is a shithole mess. There is no salvage at this point. It is like the rusted-out chassis of an old farm tractor sitting on the back 40. No matter how much oil, lube, and paint you put on it there is no bringing it back into working order.

      Best to strip it for parts at this point and get what you can for yourself out of it at this point.

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        That’s what the D.C. denizens have been ALL about, especially since the bells tolled in 2008-2009. Band aids and bubblegum to keep it going for this long as any remaining real assets have remained for the stripping. The BRICS countries are all too hep to this. If they had remained inactive rather than proactive they too would have been sucked into the gaping maw of the U.S. financial system’s follies.

        The U.S. and to some extent the UK’s confiscating the foreign reserves of various and sundry countries (but especially Russia’s) was the significant warning bell that time was growing short to erect defensive walls against the now inevitable financial collapse. And all that a financial collapse portends and entails.

        China and Russia between them have many centuries of collective, even genetic memories of observing other nations and the observable human psychologies which translate into likely destinies. I’ll add India too, but they remain squirrely in their ability to make long range plans. Only Turkiye (as an ancient civilization) comes in lower.

        Observing the decline of the quality of the West’s leadership and the rise of its significant bureaucracies as autonomous operators self-divorced from notional democracy or republican form of governance, they are more than prescient enough to step off the ship before it begins its last ignominious journey which has it crashing into the Rocks.
        Or, into the BRICS, if you will.

        • Mac August 1, 2023 at 7:01 am #

          Mind the tiller, or answer to the rocks.

    • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

      There is a perspective beyond snark. With this perspective you are aware that this battle is for all of the marbles–globally.

      With this perspective, cattle in Orioles caps cease to be of great importance when evaluating what needs to be done.

      Good luck, snarklet.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

      There is so much of this country that is beautiful and decent, so I can’t agree with you there.

      The cities have become cesspools, or most of them, but there are still so many incredible places.

      It will take them a long time to get to all of them.

  20. cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    Please Vladimir Putin, rescue us from our oppressors. Bomb the shit out of the DC Metro area already.

    Provide us with a clean slate to begin this nation anew. Don’t worry, we will have your back, just wipe DC off the map.

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    • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 1:00 am #

      What a horrible thing to say and think. You should be ashamed…

      Washington Monument/Coordinates
      38.8895° N, 77.0353° W

      Banish the thought from your mind….

  21. stonned July 31, 2023 at 11:38 am #

    “Blob” ?



    How about the truth ?


  22. C.O.Jones July 31, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    In his latest interview with RFK, Jr. James O’Keefe asks Mr. Kennedy how he would change the administrative agencies that got us here.

    I took that as license to draw a parallel between that question and Trump caterwauling about draining the swamp. Keep in mind, he’s not kidding this time as he was in 2016.

    Mr. Kennedy’s response was to state that he had been studying those agencies for 40 years and had a phd when it comes to them. O’Keefe essentially asked if that meant Kennedy was refusing to tip his hand and Bobby Kennedy assented.

    It’s the last question O’Keefe asked in what was a good conversation.

    When Trump lobbied hard to get McCarthy the speakership, he proved conclusively that he was only kidding about draining the swamp. I think Mr. Kennedy is serious about it.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

      I think Bobby is serious, I just think he’s naive (for lack of a better word) about the size and denizens of the swamp.

      President Trump has a fatal flaw. I posted about it here long ago, and I included a link to an article (which I can’t find now, I think it was in American Thinker) where the writer had noticed the same thing I did, and called Trump “Janus-like”, in that he has a gut instinct, which is the correct one, but then somehow he allows other people to turn him around.

      To my surprise, Dr. Scott Atlas in his book identified the same behavior, with the disastrous covid task force. He found President Trump very sharp, with very good instincts about what should and shouldn’t be done; but as we all saw, he allowed two of the worst people in the world to keep on working against him.

      • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

        Good description–Janus. I watched his press conferences with a hawk’s eye and thought everything he recommended sounded good. No lockdown, stop testing everybody, etc., then they sort of hauled him off the dais with a cane when he made too much sense. Poor guy couldn’t win for losing.

        • Islander July 31, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

          Maybe his modus operandi, his way of thinking, has been irremedially tainted by the constant deal making. In the latter you never stick with a principle, or even one particular goal (aside from closing a deal).

          Maybe Trump’s gut feelings are disabled as soon as someone proposes an alternative and it sounds like some kind of deal.

          • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 9:24 am #

            Good insight. Trump’s self-concept seems to hinge on dealmaking. It works well in diplomacy, I think, but not so well when negotiating with the public health priesthood.

            The whole public health overreach sorted the sheep from the goats within the healthcare professions, as well. It really opened my eyes to the quality of my nurse colleagues or lack thereof.

      • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        Was Atlas not the guy that Trump personally brought to DC and left in a holding pattern once he was advised to put Fauci in?

        I can’t remember.

    • TallTim July 31, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      Still part of the club. Kind of reminds me of when Trump was running and said a lot of things people agreed with. After being sworn in, fa-get-ta-bout-it.

      • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 9:31 am #

        You need to try harder to mount that kind of argument against Trump–he is one of the few recent national politicians in my recollection who was able to fulfill many important campaign promises. What he did with the influx of unwelcome border jumpers was brilliant. Same with regulatory red tape, tariffs and trade, not starting new wars, for Pete’s sake. You sound like a simpleton, here.

        • C.O.Jones August 1, 2023 at 10:44 am #

          Getting us out of the TPP and the Paris Climate Accords were excellent moves. I’m pretty sure nobody in present company would dispute that – I could be wrong. Border enforcement increased under Trump’s watch, too, although he failed to complete “the wall.” If he had, it would have placed the onus on the Schwab/Biden regime for tearing it down completely. But no, Deep State Donny was only kidding once again. He meant he would build “some wall” not an entire barrier. 3D chess again?

          The problem is Trump’s insistence on rubbing the noses of Americans in his sh!t by claiming to drain the swamp while simultaneously promoting the swamp rats who openly opposed him, deposed him and ridiculed him publicly.

          Tell me please: if I promised to solve a problem by promoting it, would you believe me?

          If I claimed I was going to end drug abuse and then stood on a street corner handing out drugs, would I have any credibility?

          If someone pointed out the facts and accused me of promoting drugs, I could just deny it and say I’m playing 3D chess. That would make me, in Trump’s mind, a “stable genius.” Anybody with two IQ points to rub together would know I was full of it.

          What makes people think that if he were to gain office again, Trump would do anything different? He would perpetuate the deep state while being impeached several more times and claim he is the victim of a witch hunt. He would resume his role as deep state punching bag while what’s left of the country slips away.

          • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 11:56 am #

            If you claimed you were going to end drug abuse and then were caught running drugs, again and again, would you have any credibility?

            Yep, if you owned the Mighty Wurlitzer, and got it to ignore the evidence, and keep spinning the lies.

            Remember when social media was full of pictures of US soldiers guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan?

            Remember when heroin use exploded after 2001, and heroin was in every city, town and village in the USA?

            Probably not, because once people started noticing the overdoses piling up around them, it magically turned into an opioid problem, first oxycontin, completely the fault of those bad, bad Sacklers, then fentanyl, all caused by those devious Chinese.

            How about that, for the magic of the media?

            And don’t forget the cocaine crisis of the 80s, when Oliver North was running a drugs for guns racket out of the White House basement.
            Anyone go to prison for that?

  23. mitchellc July 31, 2023 at 11:49 am #

    JHK 2020: allergic to ‘conspiracy’ theories

    JHK 2023: treasonous conspiracy forms baseline

    • Jarek July 31, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      Yes, and that’s good thing. Conspiracy is how the world works after all – at least to a large extent.

    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      Many of those “conspiracies” have come to pass and been proven true. Who’s the crazy one now?

      • mitchellc July 31, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        The point being, that observed from a meta perspective, follow the author’s own personal journey to awareness

        Ultimately, complete understanding comes from realizibg that politics is war by other means

        All species, plant or animal, evolved resulting from competition over scarce resources; writ large we call it war

        Man v man from day 1, with government forming both an effective alliance *and* gas lighting op to reduce resistance and encourage adversaries to concede

        Govt has never represented anyone other than the insiders who control it. Not now, not the 60s which formed Jim’s coming of age period

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        People forget, conspiracies exist. Why shouldn’t we theorize about things that we know are real?

    • Mike Sherman July 31, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

      I believe it was well before 2020 when JHK caught the Rabbit Hole Virus so widely displayed here.

      It was the election of Trump that started him on his way to ‘conversion’ (or perversion) of his thinking, along with (no doubt) the constant stream of infallible encyclicals from the high priest of CT Nutjobs, Night Owl.

      • Night Owl August 1, 2023 at 3:45 am #

        Mike Sherman (Redneck Liberal/Majella/Freddie Mars) going for his 7th ban?

        Once again, a post about Trump draws him out like a fat kid to a biscuit.

        I can’t wait for 2024.


        • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 9:34 am #

          Ouch! Lol!

        • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

          “LOL” indeed.

          Aside from your endless lazy misspellings and the aforementioned treatises on what is actually happening on Earth – which only you and a few others ‘in the know’ hold to be true – you really aren’t as funny as you imagine yourself to be.

          Oh, and neither the post nor my response was even about Trump, but that would require reading comprehension to determine. But anyway, whatever credibility you believe you have is shredded by your constant boosting of that heartless, feckless grifter

          • Night Owl August 2, 2023 at 9:25 am #

            “Trump,” “CT nutjobs,” the usual crying.

            As I said, “Mike,” 2024 is going to be hilarious, and I very much look forward to observing you get slapped around on a regular basis (again).

            You have been so quiet after your previous ban.

            But Trump sends you over the top.

            Fat kid. Biscuit.

            Rinse, repeat.

  24. Opie July 31, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    Nothing against Kennedy but I wish he would win. It would mean his death, but if he did nothing other than release ALL the documents relating to both Kennedy assassinations’, it would be worth the sacrifice. Interesting to note that the Biden secret service is denying RFK their protection. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing at this point.

    • C.O.Jones July 31, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      I had the same thought about SS protection, Opie. I admire Bobby Kennedy for many traits, fearlessness being one of them. He’s probably better off paying his own carefully vetted security detail.

      I pray – ahem – PRAY that you are incorrect about getting elected meaning his earthly demise. I would not put any money on it but I want you to be wrong on that one.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      He’s getting bashed for his claim about being denied protection. It seems it is too far ahead of the election.

      That’s an own goal. He should have some sharp person checking these things out with a fine tooth comb, considering what he is up against.

      Get on that, Kucinich.

      Having said that, the regs or whatever they are for SS protection are not AFAIK laws, they are practices.

      Things have changed, when it comes to election. What if RFK doesn’t meet the requirements base on days away from voting, but he does meet the requirements if you look at it from how far into the campaign?

      By that I mean, the campaign season, and the media coverage, begin MUCH earlier than they did in the previous century.

      Bobby has been on the trail a long time, possibly as long as Obama had been at the point where he got SS protection.

      Maybe the guidelines or whatever they are need updating to reflect the new reality, also the fact that probably the whole world knows Bobby is running for POTUS and they haven’t even heard of most of the other people.

    • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      Candidates do not customarily get Secret Service protection until they are the nominee, as I recall. Obama might have been an exception. I saw him speak before he had knocked Hillary out of the primaries in 2008, and SS was there with magnetomeyers and so forth.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        Anthony Fauci gets some form of government-paid protection, just because.

        I think it’s to make us look like potential murderers.

        • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

          I think that’s how they regard us.

          • Islander July 31, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

            When it comes to Fauci, they may not be far off the mark, and they may know it.

    • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

      RJK Jr is either a seasoned liar (i.e. sounds convincing) or he’s just another fucking idiot. He made bold statements in the Hannity interview that were materially and objectively WRONG.

      Watch this, if you can stand facing facts


  25. Edge Lord July 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    Not to belabor the point, but what does the country becoming “itself” again entail?

    A return to what?

    Endless war?
    The same political system?
    PPP Loans?
    Insider trading?
    Hedge fund overlord owners?
    Trash culture?
    Unchecked greed?
    Double chalupas?

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    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

      Becoming “itself” would involve getting rid of the incessant wokery, gender confusion, trannie story hours, etc. A return to when a man was a man and a woman was a woman, both with a role to play in the household and society at large. A return to a time when government does not meddle in our private everyday affairs, but lets us go about our business without being taxed to death and under constant surveillance like a nanny state.

    • Opie July 31, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      A nation ruled by law would be enough for me.

    • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

      Obviously not those things–which are (mostly) recent and borne of anomie.

      Frankly, I wish we would just break up into smaller Americas, some of which form healthier republics. The current U.S. isn’t able to cohere. Certainly not without rule of law.

      • Edge Lord July 31, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        I second that. Peaceful secession

        • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

          Nothing is going to be peaceful about it. The gimmes will do whatever it takes to steal the last lima bean from the cupboard of a poor starving Grandmother, all because they are entitled to it!

          • megabeth July 31, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

            But not my sister’s lima beans. She’s a memaw and almost 66, but she’s a very good shot. Ex-cop. I want Sis on my side. I’m not a bad shot, either. And between us both, we have one strong back and two good knees. Molon labe!

          • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            Gimmes sounds exactly like gummint to me…

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

      Yes. If there was ever a country with no actual identity at all, it’s the USA.

      • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        Overseas, the US has an identity. I would argue that it has more of an identity than Germany (where I live), as the Germans were (intentionally) morally and culturally destroyed post war.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

          My impression of the European perception of the US is:

          Part A: lack of class

          Part B: a refreshingly irreverent escape attempt from Europe’s failures (failures of over-civilizing)

          In the rest of the world, I think US identity is seen as more a evil empire/material cornucopia dichotomy.

          I say no identity because nothing about the USA has ever been set up to be stable or enduring—a very ephemeral, nearly identity-less thing in my book.

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

            My impression is that the rest of the world thinks that Americans are all rich, live in big houses and drive fast cars.

            I was listening to community radio and some black guy talked about going to Africa (Kenya, I think?), and they told him that in America, everyone was rich and there was no violence.

            How the hell did they get that idea? I don’t know, but they refused to listen to him tell them otherwise.

            It seems to me that our TV and movies may look us look rich, but we also look violent. But to them? No.

          • Night Owl August 1, 2023 at 3:54 am #

            These are the views of most (in particularl) left-leaning and/or self-critical Americans. I use self-critical loosely, as many of them do not have the perspective (or in some cases intellect) to criticize in a balanced way.

            After nearly two decades living abroad and adapting to an entirely new culture, traveling through most of Europe and many other places both to the east and west of the Old Country, I can tell you that the United States is viewed quite positively in general.

          • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 8:08 am #

            Yes that’s been my experience too, Owl. Altho I’m not as well traveled as you are.

            Even now, with all its problems, NYC is a big draw to my wife’s relatives in France & Spain. When they visit Ct, all of them want to go to Manhattan, which is but a short train ride away.

          • Night Owl August 2, 2023 at 9:53 am #

            Yes, BRH. NYC seems to hold universal attraction.

  26. Frank Buttitch July 31, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    Maybe the DOJ will arrest Mr. Archer before he can fling an arrow today. I would not be surprised if he was hauled out of the capitol in cuffs.

  27. mitchellc July 31, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

    Once again, I’ll suggest trying to envision an alien POV when evaluating countries

    It really isn’t any different than deciding to move to a new state, city or neighborhood; the basic criteria remain the same

    Economy, crime, schools, activities, etc. Which regions are on the uprise (like FL), which continue to decline (black areas like Oakland)?

    Under any scenario, it’s doesn’t take a weatherman to forecast the outcome from the failed Russian gambit.

    Jim’s readership probably isn’t going anywhere other than maybe MX. But what of a young engineer looking for MIC work with a debased dollar destroying all funding?

    Right now it’s a trickle, but the world will beat a footpath to Russia once they secure Ukraine. They hold all the resource and social/cultural cards.

    Reminder, it’s easy to run your own metric: watch the MX peso, watch the retail crime, and watch the wildings.

  28. cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

    He wasn’t going to roll over for trolls.

    The Japanese man who spent a fortune “transforming” himself into a dog is hitting back at haters who claim he should go to “therapy” after he took his first ever “walk” in public last week.

    The canine cosplayer, named Toko-San, first made headlines several years ago after dropping more than $14,000 on a hyperrealistic collie suit so he could realize his lifelong dream of becoming man’s best friend.

    Since then, the human pooch has become a sensation on YouTube, where he posts under “I Want To Be An Animal, after uploading videos of himself masquerading as Lassie.


    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      A zoo in China denied that its bears were ‘humans in disguise’ after photos showed one standing on its hind legs with pant-like folds on its rear


    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      Man who ‘transformed’ himself into a wolf said he now feels ‘free’


  29. elysianfield July 31, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

    Beating the dead horse…

    Just finishing a book by Norman Mailer, describing the life and times of Lee Harvey Oswald, and the book does so in great detail. The book describes Oswald’s attempt to kill General Edwin Walker, a noted John Bircher of the time.

    Over several weeks, Oswald creepy-crawled Walkers home, set up a small snipers hide, and on a night in April, having the same Carcano rifle he was later to have used in the Kennedy attempt, crept withing 30 feet of the General, who was sitting in front of a window in a well lighted room, took aim, using a fence as a rest, and missed his target.

    Missed him at 30 feet, a stationary target. What does this tell you? It tells me that he must have gotten a hell of a lot of practice in between April and November…almost a “Rocky-esque” effort. I can see him, rising every morning before dawn, swallowing a half dozen raw eggs, and then spending hours at the range…maybe even collimating his scope? Who knows.

    Yeah, I know that glass can redirect a bullet…that’s why we make our M-1 Abrams tanks out of glass….

    Didn’t seen to help “Bugsy” Segal….

    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      That reminds me- I didn’t watch this yet:

      “This is the best JFK assassination documentary ever made. It’s meticulously researched, full of details and leaves no doubt whatsoever as to who did the shooting.”

      Here is the link to the video itself:

      • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 12:54 am #

        Thanks for the video link.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      Those who knew Oswald tell a much different story about who he was, including his (ongoing) work as a Marine in the Office of Naval Intelligence. The reason Oswald was dispatched to the USSR and a lot of other things he did publicly in their employ. They liaise with the CIA. (That’s where Bob Woodward worked under Gen Alexander Haig.)

      “I’m a patsy!” Words that ring loud and forever true.

      • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

        Clarification: Woodward was ONI. Made quite the leap onto the WaPo’s masthead, a rapid climber, greased skids…?

        • TallTim July 31, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

          What? The media is filled with Intelligence assets that “create” facts to push an agenda- like dump Nixon? I’m shocked!

          • Paula D July 31, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

            Yeah, it took me a while to realize what happened to Nixon, but I can see clearly now.

        • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 9:40 am #

          Funny that he did that one thing half a century ago, and has been resting on his laurels, ever since. Same for that ugly homunculus of a partner of his.

      • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

        Yes, he was a patsy. Having just finished Mailer’s 800 page study of Oswald, in depth, if you will, I have one other observation, not beating a dead horse, but rather…flogging a dead hog (sob).

        The Mannlicher 91/38 that Oswald used was given to a rifleman, who would test the rifle for accuracy. He first found out that the scope was not collimated to the bore, secondly, that the mounts were loose on the receiver, thirdly that the vertical axis adjustment of the scope was defective, and finally, when all the defects were corrected, he had to shim the scope in the mounts to bring the adjustments to a point where they would collimate with the bore at 100 yards. No wonder he missed Walker at 30 feet.

        I have vast experience as a rifleman, and in this I am not joking. I have concluded that there is only one way that Oswald or anyone else could have made the shot that the Warren Commission describes…only one. And that is the shot would only be possible if…if Oswald ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS HIS LORD AND SAVIOR, and then, in the penultimate moment before the shot, screamed “JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL”

        Short of divine intervention, the best shooters in the world could not make that shot with that rifle…you could not…I could not.

        case closed.

        • elysianfield August 2, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

          And…and this theory well explains the Magic bullet….

  30. SteveK9 July 31, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

    “Biden has restored the integrity of the Department of Justice” — Dan Goldman, Congressman from New York

    We have a winner in the ‘black is white’ contest.

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    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

      Yes, and inflation is way down, the Ukraine is winning, and cancer has been entirely cured. All because of Biden, the best president in USA history!!!

    • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

      Isn’t it amazing what they’ll say to have their house on the lake and live la dolce vita?

  31. jim July 31, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

    Trying to first unpack/identify the institutional nature of the blob is an extremely worthwhile goal. Without a more specific structural map of these guiding power networks, we will never be able to grasp what is actually going on and who is in charge.

    As JHK so nicely puts it, “Surely Merrick Garland is not running the Department of Justice but which gloopy pseudopod of the blob is?
    My guess would be some Intel community politburo made up of people you never heard of.”

    I believe that JHK has made an extremely accurate guess.

    Then, going a little more deeply into the blob weeds, one can note the following:

    Surveillance management is likely centered around the NSA, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the CIA. For example, Barton Gellman, in his book “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State,” maintains that there are 22 individuals within NSA (names unknown) who have the clout to authorize searches into Mainway, a key NSA social graph data-base for mapping the contact chains of any individuals throughout the world.

    In the realm of domestic economic management, one finds the relatively unknown members of the Federal Open Market Committee of the New York Federal Reserve who make key decisions concerning credit creation.

    And deeply involved in the overall management of foreign policy decisions are key national security personnel tucked within State, Defense, and the various national security entities.

    Within such groupings are also probably the key power players and institutions running any specific individual politician like Biden or Obama and his gang.

  32. cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

    With the whole hustle for scrap metals, I know that manhole and drain covers are a frequently stolen item in the public works realm and cashed in for scrap. We frequently talk here about scrapping out the copper wires on those Tesla charging stations.

    I wonder why more fire hydrants are not disconnected from the curb and cashed in for scrap. I am sure those would bring a nice chunk of change!

    How about street signs and the poles they are on? There is tons of free money for the taking out there!

  33. cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

    I don’t know who this person is, but the wording struck me as weird. Is she in mourning because her daughter is dead due to a sex “transition”? Read for yourself and please let me know what you think.


    Iyanla Vanzant has announced the death of her youngest daughter, Nisa Vanzant.

    “It is with great sorrow that we announce the transition of Nisa Vanzant the youngest daughter of our Beloved Iyanla Vanzant,” a post shared on the life coach’s Instagram said on Sunday.

    “We are asking for your prayers. Please respect the privacy of her and her family at this time. Thank you,” the message continued. A photo was posted with the announcement, in which a burning white candle appeared alongside the words, “Nisa Vanzant 1974-2023.”


    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

      Evidently the daughter is really dead, but there is a dearth of information online about it.

      I think the mother said “transition” because she’s a guru type. People are giving their condolences, celebrities wouldn’t be doing that if the woman decided she was trans.

      If you want privacy, why announce it on Instagram?

      • Islander July 31, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

        “If you want privacy, why announce it on Instagram?”


        I expect “transition” means transition from this earthly plane to the next. Wherever that is.

  34. Edge Lord July 31, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

    Speaking of Blob products, did anyone catch Soros/WEF’s Vivek torpedoing his campaign with his interview with the self-obsessed billionaire hero Elon Musk?

    I believe it was hosted on Musk’s “X” site. It’s largely an echo-chamber full of sycophantic Musk worship accounts and crypto bros.

    Anyway, the big-pharma guy, Vivek, told the brain-chip let’s-all-go-to-Mars phony Musk that the US needs to INCREASE “skilled” migration.
    That means even more competition for our severely indebted college educated young people. India has over 10k colleges pumping out professionals at a pittance.

    Of course big tech loves themselves the indentured H1B workers who will work harder at a fraction of what an American (with a few hundred K in loans) will work. Just what Elon wants to hear.

    Fake savior meets phony candidate.
    One fraud coming clean to the other.

    We should see Vivek back to polling below the alabaster disaster Mike Pence in no time.

    • DaveO907 July 31, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      So many of them “lose it” when they think they’re alone. As in “just me and Elon here, mano a mano,” all manly intimate and fellow-billionaire “secretive.” What he said makes perfect sense in such a tête-à-tête if only it were a private meeting. However, they seem so susceptible to indiscretions, inexperienced, unseasoned in their treachery, unaware of how such slips could slam the lid shut on their political coffins.

      If he actually warrants protection, the next likely step will be the msms’ going about its true mission of burying all things related to that or any other likely candidate meeting their specs (approved by the Owners) conversations, while only a few are yet aware of what he just let slip.

      Or maybe they can just say anything anymore. “He who counts the votes.” Bernie vs Buttigeg, Iowa 2019

    • TallTim July 31, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      Vivek is the designated “Smart Indian” to take attention away from the actual smart Indian, Dr. VA Shiva.

  35. BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

    Folks, can we have a moment of silence?

    Pee Wee Herman — Paul Reubens — died.

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    • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

      Oh nooo!

      • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 10:34 am #

        Anyway . . .

    • Disaffected July 31, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      I thought he was good in Blow.

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

        Good film.

        • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

          Yeah Pee Wee did a good job in ‘Blow’, and it sort of reinvigorated his career. He showed he could be a serious actor if given the chance. (Similar to Goldie Hawn in the same era with her dramatic, non comic role in ‘Criss Cross’)

    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      Wasn’t he gay? Or did he just molest little boys?

      • Beryl of Oyl July 31, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        No. He was into porn, and somebody in Florida really did not like him, so they tried to get him on charges of child pornography.

        They seized his collection of classic porn magazines, and had “experts” poring over them to try to determine whether any of the anonymous young people in them were actually under 18.

        The original charge was for exposing himself in an adult theater, the kind of theater that exists for exactly that purpose.

        Of course, it ruined his career in children’s television, but the odd thing was, Pee Wee was known for blue material before he ever got hired to do the show.

        He could have been gay, he could have been into kids, but there was zero evidence to ever support that.

        • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

          Excellent, thanks for that clarification. Sounds like someone just had an axe to grind with him and as a result totally ruined his life. What a sucky world we live in.

          • tuco22 July 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

            I think people like that are one of the things God says He hates.

          • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 11:19 pm #

            comment on brietbart

            “Paul Reubens was charged with a misdemeanor of possessing materials depicting children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual conduct and was later released on $20,000 bail after surrendering to LA cops.

            His pal Jones was charged with enticing the same minor to pose for sexually explicit photos (a felony) and possessing child pornography (a misdemeanor), as per the district attorney’s office, reported Associated Press”.


        • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 11:19 pm #

          some say otherwise.

    • Night Owl July 31, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

      Sad news.

      Pee Wee’s Big Adventure remains one of my favorite movies.

    • malthuss July 31, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

      comment online—went to Haiti often during the Duvalier years, but you’d have to be insane to go there now. Even when the Temporary Protection Program was going to end, Haitians in Miami freaked at the thought of going back to a violent, jobless, homeless existence.

      News flash, White volunteer and lil girl kidnapped in Haiti.
      Gal is from very White New Hampshire.

      / how dumb.

    • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 12:50 am #

      Pee Wee Herman — Paul Reubens — died.”


      Paul Rubens will live long in our culture, having provided us with a polemic “nuclear option” that will forever be employed in these United States.

      The Rubens defense…”I know you are, but what am I?” is today as solid as the British Square was in the 18th century…virtually unassailable, and without peer. It’s use would bring a stifled cry from William Buckley, and bring Noam Chomsky weeping to his knees.

      • Night Owl August 1, 2023 at 3:56 am #

        Would you like some gum?


    • Qwibqwib August 3, 2023 at 3:04 am #

      I’m not sorry! yoo toob – ddOk6kUXioA

  36. Roundball Shaman July 31, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

    “… some Intel Community politburo… The trouble is these geniuses confuse political fuckery with the operations of law.”

    In ‘The Indispensable Nation!’, the Intel Community Politburo IS ‘The Law’. Or at the very least, far-far above what USED to be ‘The Law’. Serving You (for Lunch and Dinner) since at least 1947!

    “Speaker Kevin McCarthy declared last week that all this roguery was ‘rising to the level of an impeachment inquiry’.”

    And then he said – after noting that the States of Arizona and Texas have been 110 degrees for the entire month of July — that Texas and Arizona MIGHT just get hot one of these days! We the People are so fortunate to have such great leadership from our Statesmen of Public Service of Our Times.

    And then he said that Saturday might follow Friday – but he’s waiting on hearing from ‘The Science!’ before definitively declaring that.

    “… Blobism has become the religion of the deranged intellectual / managerial class in America.”

    We should have seen this coming. The 1960s were worse than the 1950s. The 1970s were worse than the 1960s The 1980s were worse than the 1970s. The 1990s were worse than the 1980s. The 2000s were worse than the 1990s. The 2010s were worse than the 2000s. And so far, the 2020s suck worse than all of those years.

    The old small-town preacher used to tell his flock, ‘Cheer up, Saints! Things are gonna get worse!’

    “And remember: the government is not our country.”

    There is… ‘America’, which is the American People and lands within the borders.

    There is… ‘United States of America’ (Incorporated), which is a Corporation like any other Global Brand. Our current visible gov.

    There is… ‘The Country’… a kind of catch-all phase that people use when referring to either of the above iterations of the Thing between Canada and Mexico.

    And them there is, The ‘Government’. Which also is a miss-label. There is more than one ‘Government’. There is the Government we think we see on The News. There is the Government we shall never, ever see (and never will). There is the Government we (used to) learn about in School. There is the Government that We the People will ‘get’ (and HARD). And then there is the Government that We the People really want and crave and mourn that we don’t have.

    Remember, you can’t know the Players unless you have a Score Card. And plenty of space to fill in all the Governments and Players.

    ‘Blobism’ is like the famous ink-blot picture test. You look at it, and you will see what you want to see.

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  37. Farmer McGregor July 31, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    Way up-thread @Vegan Shark pointed out some of the fine “verbal flash bangs” in today’s article.

    I’m especially partial to the final sentence:
    “And remember: the government is not our country.”

    Well said. Thanks again, Mr. K.

    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

      We are all currently “a man without a country”. However, Kurt Vonnegut would feel right at home with the present administration.

      • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 10:40 am #

        The U.S. has almost descended to _Slapstick_ depths, with the Chinese Green Death and a halfway “King of Candlesticks” for president. We have artificial tribes and warring factions. Now gravity just needs to become variable, and we’re there.

  38. devnickle July 31, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

    Too many brainwashed “Blobette’s” for this not to become a full-blown Civil War.

    • cowbell81 July 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

      Yeah, and here’s a sick image: Can you imagine all those overweight “Blobettes” trying to fight an effective battle in Civil War 2.0? They might have the fat reserves to survive a cold nuclear winter, but they won’t be able to skirmish and win the battles for territory and resources.

      • devnickle July 31, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

        Yep. Me thinks they drastically overestimate their abilities. They’re certainly delusional about everything else.

  39. gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

    “No Whites came here to get down with the Indians.”

    But enough (enlightened few) got down with the Indians after arriving..

  40. Edge Lord July 31, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

    Rand Paul, from his sinecure known as the US Senate, has forwarded Fauci’s email to the DOJ with a note attached: “I think he may have lied to me”

    His co-senator did his best impression of that feller in nana’s old-folks home, the one who freezes in the hallway before screaming.

    Diane Feinstein has an aide at her side telling her when the time is right to open her mouth and drool on a vote. Can’t even say aye or nay.

    Jerry Nadler has so many depends under his britches that he’s forced to side-waddle and pause, side-waddle and pause lest something leak down his leg.

    No wonder why the gerontocracy opposes term-limits.

    What a gig!

    Never mind the sundowner-in-chief is presently shoreside sitting under an umbrella, and tucked into his woobie, after having finished his ice cream cone. Soft easily chewable foods are the reward for taking all his pills. That, and boatloads of cash courtesy of the smartest crackhead he knows.

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  41. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth July 31, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

    The last time anyone kicked the blob in the teeth was Ross Perot. He upended George H Bush’s presidential re-election. George H Bush was running interference for the deep state and the CIA since before the Nixon era. Perot got in his way, but wouldn’t you know that the deep state (blob) pivoted perfectly to Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton of the Dixie Mafia who worked directly with George Bush to move Cocaine into the country. Bill like Joe even had a famous relative even deeper in the syndicate, his brother Rodger.

    Rinse Repeat

    I guess Donald Trump toppling Hillary was payback, but look how that went. 4 years of accusations, scandals and distractions. Where will the blob pivot next?

  42. benr July 31, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

    So you say you don’t believe someone out there is not plotting something sinister?


    Kamla let the cat out of the bag they have bad plans for we the unwashed masses and not just the deplorables.

    We are at war with Russia and China and we don’t even know it.

    • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

      Disagree, Benr. We are at war with ourselves, there are two Americas now. China and Russia, part of BRICS++, are just smugly sitting back and watching us self destruct.

      • benr August 1, 2023 at 9:47 am #

        Yes, deplorables are on the chopping block!

        That does not discount the simple fact Rusia and China are playing games and pepping for war while they fill our military with nuts who want to chop their own nuts off or have an Addadictomy surgery.

  43. benr July 31, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

    It didn’t slow down Thomas Covenant but he had the power of white gold to wield and was healed with hurtloam.


    A leper colony in Florida instead of Molokai!

    I wonder if this man was playing with Armadillos?

  44. benr July 31, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

    Yep things just keep getting worse.


    Tranq the new way to posion yourself.
    As if fentanyl wasn’t enough.

    • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 7:57 pm #


      The border!

      Why does the Biden Mob want open borders? What do they want? I keep asking myself why are these people so against the American people that are here.

      They have literally declared war on us, the public, to appease a tiny part of the population.


      Hint: There are two Americas now. Unity is impossible.

  45. WadeWaters July 31, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

    Ev’rybody’s talking ’bout
    Blobism Slogism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
    This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m

    All we are saying is Give Peace a Chance
    All we are saying is Give Peace a Chance

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    • JohnAZ July 31, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

      Give peace a chance?

      To allow evil to triumph? Good will always have to fight evil as evil is inherent to humanity.

      • WadeWaters July 31, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

        Exactly. Let’s declare peace in Ukraine. Kick NATO out. Get rid of the Deep State Bio Labs. Declaring peace is the best way to stand up to evil there.

      • benr August 1, 2023 at 9:43 am #

        Exactly who in the Ukraine/NATO versus Russia conflict is good and who is evil?
        I would posit that both sides are evil in this one.

    • Woodchuck July 31, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

      oh hush with that hippie stuff
      here’s a better Beatles song:

      Flew in from Miami Beach, B.O.A.C
      Didn’t get to bed last night
      On the way, the paper bag was on my knee
      Man, I had a dreadful flight

      I’m back in the U.S.S.R.?
      You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
      Back in the U.S.S.R.?

      Been away so long, I hardly knew the place
      Gee, it’s good to be back home
      Leave it ’till tomorrow to unpack my case
      Honey, disconnect the phone

      I’m back in the U.S.S.R.?
      You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
      Back in the U.S.?
      Back in the U.S.?
      Back in the U.S.S.R.?

      (Well) The Ukraine girls really knock me out (Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh)
      They leave the West behind
      And Moscow girls make me sing and shout (Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh)
      That Georgia’s always on my mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind
      Oh, come on!

      Hoo, hey
      Hoo, hey, hoo-hoo, yeah

      Yeah, I’m back in the U.S.S.R.?
      You don’t know how lucky you are, boys
      Back in the U.S.S.R.?”

      yee- haaaaaaaaaaa!

    • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 11:57 am #


      Ev;rybody;s talking about
      Tomatoes, potatoes, Brassicas and kale,
      Heritage, indeterminate GMO and snails,

      All we are saying, is give peas a chance….

      • Woodchuck August 1, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        I’m giving peas a chance right now for sure. In studying up on growing sugar snap peas in my area, I’m reading that you can plant a fall crop of peas. However, it’s critical to time the planting just right, and my window of opportunity for planting fall peas seems to be in the first week of August. The later I wait to plant peas the more the odds go up of a hard frost killing the pea plants too early to get a decent crop. After that first hard frost your peas are finished and the ones remaining on the vine will probably be damaged if they aren’t harvested and processed immediately. The reports say that you can expect to harvest maybe up to half the amount of peas you get from a spring planting. That’s still a lot of peas if you have a lot of fence to grow them on. Sugar snaps are hard to find at stores and markets and they are expensive.

  46. Gypsy July 31, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

    Way to go James. I had to look up adumbrations. Strangely enough, we don’t use Tame English much on the street. Out here English is more-or-less rogue. You’re forcing a College Education on me Brother.

    Anyway . . . . . getting back to Hunter ~ I had to figure how BIG the FIX had to be to swing a Presidential Election: especially to a looser like Biden. I knew the Fetterman Fix was Small ‘Taters by comparison. You’d think the Kiss Off of Hunter would be a cake walk. The judge must be Corporate rather than Criminal. You can tell because she read the Fine Print.

    My prediction of ’24 remains the same: Trump wins by a Landslide (again) but doesn’t become Prez (again.)

    • tom clark July 31, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

      My prediction: both Trump and Biden kick the bucket in 2024 and two whipping boys thus bite the dust.

  47. Mick July 31, 2023 at 10:21 pm #

    I’ve come across my now old collections of quotes by Joseph Sobran. These quotes are from 1994-1998. I think I may just post a few a day for a while. We’ll see.

    “In the year 1900 American high school students often studied Greek and Latin. As we approach the year 2000, few colleges and universities teach classical languages, but most offer ‘remedial English’. That’s what we call progress in education.”

    “I suspect that even the foxy New Male sometimes wishes he could get in touch with his inner lion.”

    • tom clark July 31, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

      My high school Latin teacher passed on (bless her heart), and that was the end of Latin in my high school.

    • Islander July 31, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

      Yeah, at least Latin. I never heard of high school Greek, but definitely Latin. The reason was to teach basic concepts of grammar and syntax, not to mention the Latin roots of various modern languages, including English.

      Now a number of colleges, including Princeton, have dropped those requirements also for Classics majors!

      Dumbing Down 101.

      • Islander July 31, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

        “basic concepts of grammar and syntax”—Latin being a highly inflected language, unlike English.

      • megabeth August 1, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        When I had a minor in English, my school dropped the requirement for a full semester of Chaucer. That must have been around 1997. I was gobsmacked. Glad I took it. And Donne, and Shakespeare. I had wanted to teach Spanish and English, but discovered how unrigorous the latter had become. I could not respect myself and teach how to deconstruct cereal boxes and condom wrappers as “found texts.”

        • Islander August 1, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          “cereal boxes and condom wrappers as “found texts.””


          Please diagram the instructions . . .

          • megabeth August 2, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            Not kidding about the cereal box part, anyhow. My primary school cohortwas taught grammar, mechanics, and had a full semester of sentence diagramming, back in the day. We got essays back full of red ink, if we phoned it in. But my English methods classes in college were about praising effort exclusively, with none of the “feel-bad” stuff (corrections) lest we demoralize the tykes. Foreign language education wasn’t as bad, but grammar was diluted and stretched out, probably to sell more textbooks.

            I should not have gone back to the university in the 1990s as a nontraditional student, probably. I remember tutoring remedial English students and they were butt-hurt to a one. “I don’t undestand–I always got As in English in high school!”

            I didn’t want to dump kids untaught as a secondary teacher. Didn’t want to hate myself.

    • KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 12:08 am #

      Joseph Sobran !!

      In my book , he was the shit / I would fuck him any time , anywhere , under any circumstance , at any age.

      Alas , he was far , far away , and is now deceased.

      How could I not love him ?

      He said , I am pretty confident in claiming , because his words were quite explicit ,

      that the United States was not a free country , not a republic , not virtuous. not concerned with human rights , and might turn out to have been no more historically significant than the Principality of Anhalt – Zerbst ,

      and wrote all of that around 1975 , when I was still trying to discern whether ” The Brady Bunch ” was a generally sincere projection of what America thought it was ,

      or diabolically evil deliberate misdirection / mischaracterzation propaganda.

      I rather doubt he would have liked me.

      But such is life.

      Whenever you lionize someone though , I think you should point out the flies in the oinment .

      It took him 20 fucking years to figure out that William F Buckley was a two – faced , back – stabbing , Macko Shark who would sand bag his own mother for the sake of a Country Club membership ???

      Another example of why the Doobie Brothers , ” What A Fool Believes ” is the song I want played at my funeral.

      • Mick August 1, 2023 at 7:30 am #

        Well, quite a bizarre tribute to Sobran. Probably ironic even.

        I think it is a given that he would not have taken up your offer to “fuck him anytime, anyplace, under any circumstances, at any age”. He was a very traditional morals kind of guy.

        I’ll just add one of his sayings that I have in my little Sobran book that he’d probably share with you:

        “It’s better to fail at refinement than to succeed at vulgarity”.

  48. Islander July 31, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

    Wow, kudos to Kim Iverson.

    She is really sparkling in this must-see interview with the longtime but now “defrocked” U.S. diplomat Chas Freeman:

    “The Power of the Israeli Lobby | A Conversation with Ambassador Chas Freeman”


  49. WayfaringStranger August 1, 2023 at 12:11 am #

    I think it was Alinsky who said “accuse your opponent of your own crimes” or something similar. Which Democrats have done loudly and at length. Impeachment, insurrection, document theft, corruption, sex crimes…bad art (Melania’s decorating was certainly a huge deal) ,money laundering, hookers and if anyone would believe The Donald was into blow they would have accused him of that too. (Trump left the dime bag in the West Wing you know)
    You do that because when your opponent gets over being stunned by the sucker punches and starts to fight back they are left looking like the recently departed Pee Wee Herman basically saying “I know you are, but what am I?”
    That’s a really weak response. If all you can come back with after a playground taunt is to repeat the bully kid’s exact words, you’re screwed.
    Or let’s picture an ugly domestic scene. The man has been cheating and his wife knows it. But before she can confront him from a position of moral high ground HE accuses HER of infidelity. She of course is stunned and babbles “No, no, you’re cheating on me! I saw you with her!! ”
    “Ha!” Phil Landerer snorts. “Nice try. Slut!” She lays like a limp rag and sobs. Her moral high ground pulled out from under her like a Woolworth rug.
    I have close relatives who are not red-pilled at all, they will not believe truckloads of proof of any Biden crimes, they already know the bad guy is Trump. Likewise, when the SHTF they will not be able to process fast enough. And the lies will continue then anyways.
    It will be Unvaccinated White Boomer CisGender Christian Racist Home-owning gun-totin’ patriarchal TERFs with bonus holes who ruined everything. Count on it.

    • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      I agree. The power of propaganda is so massive that our ruling overlords now seem to truly believe that they can create their own reality, and everyone will go along with it.

      Why not? If they can get the western world to solemnly say, in court, that a woman raped another woman with her penis, convincing Americans that Bad Orange Man wants to bring fascism to this country.

      Hence: the Ukraine war. TDS sufferers believe what their owners tell them, that Bad Orange Man’s friend, Evil Putin, invaded the Ukraine for no reason, but the plucky Ukrainians are kicking his ass. And they brag about winning the PR war openly, as if that is the most important thing.

      Do our ruling overlords really believe that? Who knows. At this point, everybody crazy.

      • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

        That is: convincing Americans that Trump will bring fascism to this country is a piece of cake. They cling to that, even after four years of evidence that it did not happen, at least, from Trump.

        AND simultaneously getting them to wave the flag and chant the slogan of an actual nazi country is also easy.

      • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 2:26 pm #


        Perhaps the Ukraine war is in fact an agreement by the US, Russia, and the Ukrainian puppet to do just that: eliminate Ukrainian ardent nationalists.

        White nationalists and their farmland.
        That feeds much of Europe.

        Remember, Putin also has connections to the WEF
        The NWO

        Because the Ukraine war really isn’t what many people think it is.

        • Disaffected August 1, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

          Ya know, I still consider that to be an outside possibility. Don’t wanna believe it’s true, but I’ve heard of crazier things.

        • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

          Well, it is true that Putin is running this war in a way that suits our overlords just fine.

          Slav vs Slav. Only in Ukraine. Wiping out a generation of young men.

          No American will be hurt in the making of this movie.

          I disagree that most Ukrainians are nationalists, though. Only the ones in western Ukraine, going by the vote. But it is true that the traitors in Kiev have sold off UKR farmland to global agribusiness, who have brought in GMO crops and factory farming methods.

          We’ll see. Apparently, an American Global Hawk flying along the Russian coastline provided ISR to the Ukies to kill Russian soldiers.

          Will that continue to fly?

          If it does, it will be very, very suspicious.

  50. edpell August 1, 2023 at 12:15 am #

    No one is going to be happy with the outcome of the election. There is no solution to our problems regardless of who gets elected.

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  51. SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 2:34 am #

    Thanks Mr. K!! Will the blobulation of the blob eventually exhaust the blobulating blob? lol. It is so difficult to imagine how these people who have every resource at their fingertips are not better prepared. One little detail you noted immediately made me wonder why Hunter’s lawyers have not dispatched referring to Hunter as Hunter. If I were providing counsel I would without hesitation inform everyone that Hunter is to be referred to as Robert in every interaction at every moment going forward. All of the horrendous headlines are Hunter Hunter Hunter. But Robert? Well, Robert is an attorney, a businessman, an investor, a venture capitalist, an artist, and of course a philanthropist. See there. Easy peasy. What’s in a name?

  52. SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 2:55 am #

    I was curious so I looked up Dan Goldman. I discovered that there are many Dan Goldmans. And despite the many Dan Goldmans there appears to be a similar general face that sort of emerges out of the apparent amalgam. Is Dan Goldman the result of an iterative process of AI generated images like Loab?

    • DaveO907 August 1, 2023 at 6:10 am #

      He’s the one who inherited a substantial chunk of the Levi-Strauss fortune.
      That’s one way of pulling yourself up by your ‘bootstraps.’


      • SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

        How much was Obama’s cut? He is also a former federal prosecutor and was lead counsel in Trump’s first impeachment. A rising regime star?

  53. KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 4:32 am #

    ” Give peace a chance?

    To allow evil to triumph? ”

    The older I get , the longer my experience , the more certain my conviction that the primary efficacy in either authority , or in tyranny , is simply your acquiescence in the premise that it is valid.

    Granted , they can throw you in a box , torture you , even kill you.

    But if you flatly reject the basic premise that they have a right to call the shots and define terms , you have with that one simple act , which is hardly even an act , gone a long way towards rendering them impotent.

    This is why , invariably , the first order of business for anyone who wants to lead you in a certain direction — the direction THEY desire — whether that person is Mary Poppins , or Adolf Hitler ,

    is acceptance of the idea that their heart bleeds for your children , so they should run the schools.

    The real power of the Catholic Church was , and still would be if they weren’t so fucking stupid in every other way , was their educational establishment.

    The real power of what the Ayatollah Khomeini called The Great Satan , and what Pope John Paul II called The Culture of Death ,

    is not the Pentagon , or Wall Street , or even Hollywood ,

    it’s that shitty fucking nickle and dimed public school down the street.

    We got to Transvestite Story Time because YOU assumed as valid the premise

    that the Head Cheerleader and Prom Queen — remember her from High School ?

    Who wouldn’t so much as give you two minutes – worth of job interview – time ,

    much less invite you to her birthday party ,

    who certainly wouldn’t fuck you ,

    who in every possible way practiced segregation with you ,

    except didn’t call it segregation ,

    never the less paces the floor in the wee hours fretting over the future of the ugly little products of your sperm ?

    Granted , she’s willing to babysit your kids for a few hours five days a week —– for 20 dollars an hour and a halo.

    After all , Burger King is always hiring , except the job doesn’t come with a halo , it comes with contempt.

    But when nobody is paying her , on the weekend , free time , does she freely elect to want to spend it with your kids then ?


    Ironically , if she DID want to hang out with your kids , you might be inclined to worry that it’s because she’s a pervert , and wants to fuck them.

    In that case , you have no trouble understanding the concept that nobody does anything for nothing.

    But you swallow the notion that people care about people they don’t know , even in cases where getting to know these people would be as simple as walking up to them and saying ,

    ” Hi ! My name is Jerry ! What is your name ?

    And can I have your phone number ?! ”

    Granted , such a strategy might not work for you ,

    but it certainly does work very well for social justice Head Cheerleaders and Prom Queens in the mold of Brooke Shields.

    Guys , AND girls , and fags , and even 80 year old eunuchs , would be happy to give her their phone number.

    But you believe she cares about people she has never spoke to ?

    Really , I have no polite way to say this ,

    it is an idiotic premise.

    So it really didn’t require any mastermind diabolical conspiracy .

    It was as simple as you bought into a fucking stupid assumption.

    Granted , money makes the world go round , and money talks and bullshit walks ,

    but , never the less , 90% of authority is grounded in premises , and nothing more.

    Post – Middle Ages , people seem to have the most trouble wrapping their minds around the concept that status trumps money .

    But what is status ?

    It is a TV show that you accept as real .

    Or a magic show where you assume that it really is magic , instead of tricks and optical illusions.

    By way of negative examples ;

    George Washington was no less a slave – driving Jerk than George III ,

    but on Monday it was ” God Save the King ! ” and on Friday it had become , ” God Bless America. ”

    Certainly not because George was even a half assed General , certainly not because the British Army , and the armies of the German states , were not the best in the world at the time. Fact was they were the best troops in the world at the time.

    No , there was a change of perception .

    One day average Joe thought to himself , ” I’m British ” and the next day he thought , ” I’m American ” .

    Granted , it wasn’t quite as simple as that entirely .

    But the notion , ” I’m American ” was so staggeringly corrosive to the authority , that once that notional threshold had been crossed ,

    the dream of a British North America had in one blow gone a long way towards being a long shot pipe dream.

    I would say that , at least until recently , while the Confederacy lost the war , the South won the peace.

    Folks like Nathan Bedford Forrest said to the 19th Century Woke crowd ,

    ” If you don’t back the fuck off , this war will still be going on a hundred years from now. Where ever a blue coat stands in daylight , you will control.

    But we will do what the fuck we like come sundown. ”

    And , to their credit , the social justice warriors backed off.

    Unfortunately , Nathan Bedford Forrest was a bit like the Irish Michael Collins ;

    A terrorist with some common sense.

    He said that emancipation wasn’t worth the paper it was written on , the cure would be worse than the disease ,

    unless the ex – slaves got education , job skills , and property.

    And that is what the founder of the KKK wanted to do.

    So the founder of the KKK got labelled a nigger – lover .

    Instead slavery merely got a make – over.

    Hmm , you could say that the moral of that story is that while money makes the world go round ,

    conceits and fancies more often than not determine how the money gets spent.

    The German Army went to war in 1939 in chic jodhpurs and riding boots , and elegant high collars .

    But by 1944 they were in ugly baggy pants and short lace – up boots that would work just as well to clothe a plumber.

    And perhaps there is the difficulty ;

    The Nazis won the war ,

    but the fact that they traded pretty uniforms for ugly uniforms throws people off ?

    • DaveO907 August 1, 2023 at 6:14 am #


      • Disaffected August 1, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

        Kesa is definitely one of the best stream of consciousness posters I’ve ever read.

        • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          I wonder how long it takes to type all that? Or maybe she uses voice activated data entry?

          • Q. Shtik August 1, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

            Or maybe she uses voice activated data entry? – cowbell


            Kesa’s unorthodox* spacing of words, sentences, punctuation tells me she isn’t using voice activation.

            *violating every thing she was ever taught in school, supposedly in the belief that it improves readability and understanding.

          • Disaffected August 1, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

            Unorthodox form can be used to the writer’s advantage, Q. Sometimes you want the reader to slow down and have to put some serious effort into understanding what you’re saying, especially as it’s likely to provoke and emotional reaction. As brh says below, some pretty great writers have used it from time to time in the through the years. I think it works pretty well for Kesa. I can easily imagine her lying back on one of those fainting couches and spilling her comments to a therapist, free-association style. Almost like automatic writing.

          • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            Some of us type just as fast as we think.

          • Night Owl August 2, 2023 at 9:28 am #

            Kesa speaks several languages, Q.

            You can’t speak one and can’t get it right.

        • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

          It’s good stuff. Her style is unconventional but so what? I compare her to Celine’s ‘Journey to the End of the Night’, or the one novel ee cummings wrote (title escapes me)

    • Jarek August 1, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      The Germans lost the war. So did the Allies. Standards of Culture were lowered everywhere if that’s what she means.

      The Internationalists won the war. Those who are the enemies of all nations.

      • Mick August 1, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        Yes! You are correct sir.

  54. baileyalexander August 1, 2023 at 7:40 am #

    Mia Madonna, haven’t been back in over a decade; now I remember why. It’s quite nice living in Italy, a collection of souls that stop telling other people what to do long ago.

    Read yesterday, ‘it’s like watching the Roman Empire collapse but with wifi.

    Mio dio…

    • Night Owl August 1, 2023 at 9:20 am #

      You just posted up thread, Mike.

      You’ve never left Auckland.

  55. Amman August 1, 2023 at 9:26 am #

    “Soft coup”


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  56. benr August 1, 2023 at 9:30 am #

    Nuke power oh so clean until it isn’t!


    On July 27, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente, California, will release nearly 120,000 gallons of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean … at the height of summer when the crowds at San Onofre and Trestles are booming.

    “Like any industrial site, San Onofre has permits to discharge operational wastewater into the ocean. These discharges include non-radiological and radiological releases,” reads SONGS webpage on their Liquid Batch Releases.

    SONGS has been shuttered for over a decade now, but due to the U.S. Federal Government’s inability to build a long-term storage facility, there is currently 3.55 million pounds of highly radioactive waste stored right next to some of America’s most surfed beaches. Think of it as America’s most beautiful nuclear waste dump.

    If you’re not concerned yet, here’s one for you. It was reported this week that in Japan a fish was caught near a drainage outlet at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The black rockfish was found to have 180 times what’s Japan considers safe.

    “The black rockfish caught on 18 May was found by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to have 18,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium-137, compared with the legal maximum level of 100 becquerels per kg,” reads a July 23 story from The Guardian. “Japan’s plan to release 1.3m tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima plant has sparked concern in the region, despite approval from the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Hong Kong has threatened to ban food imports from 10 Japanese prefectures if the water release goes ahead as planned.”

    There is a big difference between 1.3 million tons of wastewater and 120,000 gallons. I’m sure officials in Japan assured the public everything was fine, just like they do here. But come on, let’s be real, in both cases they’re pumping wastewater from nuclear power plants into the ocean. I have a hard time believing it’s all good.

    If you were thinking of paddling out at San Onofre this weekend, you might want to give it some time…and maybe skip the fish tacos in San Clemente if they’re claiming “locally caught.”

    • benr August 1, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      For those not in the know Trestles in San Onofre is a sort of summertime mecca for southern california in the summertime.
      It literally has some of the best waves on the west coast often when nothing else is even breaking.


      Lower Trestles Surf Guide
      The apex of everything surf in Southern California – peak action, A-framing rights and lefts and even a peek-a-boo view from the freeway. Lowers IS Ground Zero for high-octane surfing. Offering forgivably rippable walls going either way, Lower Trestles only closes out on the rarest of swells.

      If there’s a sniff of south swell in the water, Lowers will welcome it with open arms. But if there’s a puff of south wind, Lowers will shut down quicker than 5:00pm on Wall Street.

      Don’t expect to score Lowers uncrowded either (even on full moon nights). Watch any set roll through and you’ll see two (or more) surfers taking off in either direction, which often makes things frustrating for even the biggest name pro surfers. But if you manage to wrangle one to yourself, hold on because you’re in for one of the best rides Southern California can offer.

      • Jarek August 1, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        What about surfing at night? Full moon bathing?

        • Disaffected August 1, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

          That sounds like an SSL thing. Maybe down in the bayous, with gators snapping at her heels and her yelling out “Oh my, they look so cute!” Visualize THAT!

          • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Hahaha, yes, I can visualize that….. 😉

            I’d love to be one of them gators!

      • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        It’s all fun and games, until a barrel with a dead body comes washing up on shore….

        A homicide investigation was in progress after a man’s body was found inside a container at a Malibu beach in Los Angeles County on Monday.


        • benr August 2, 2023 at 10:47 am #


          Wrap them bodies in carpets tie them up with nylon rope, weight them down and dump them at sea a couple of miles out.
          San Diego PD cop used to tease me saying if I did not fix his computer that was how he would dispose of me.

    • benr August 1, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      Have they come up with a safe containment area for the nuclear waste created?
      Naw they will just hold it on site for the next 20,000 years.
      No plan no clue just 30 billion in cheap energy!
      Or they will make the water glow off georgia or dump it in some third world country what could go wrong?

      Countdown to One
      Plant Vogtle had a turbulent construction story, to say the least. When construction began in 2009, the project was intended to be completed by 2016. That didn’t happen — you can chalk it up to bad timing.

      The project was born out of nuclear optimism in 2008 — as interest surged in the carbon-free energy source. Plant Vogtle Unit 3 was one of a dozen new plants planned to be built in the US. But then came the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011, derailing America’s own nuclear future:
      • Of the dozen planned reactors, only four remained in development, with Plant Vogtle Unit 3 the first to be completed. An additional reactor at Plant Vogtle, Unit 4, is scheduled to go live next year.

      • The original $14 billion price tag for both reactors has since soared to over $30 billion.

      Completion of Unit 4 may be even more important. “If in the state of Georgia, this project is not completed, there won’t be another nuclear plant built in these United States in decades,” Lauren McDonald, a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission utilities regulator, told the Financial Times.

      Power Play: Over half of Georgia’s energy will now be carbon-free, with most of that being nuclear, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. That compares to roughly 18% of US-wide energy coming from nuclear sources, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

      – Brian Boyle

      • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

        We’re going to have a problem with electricity. Problems with nuclear, as you point out. Also major problems with wind turbines; they don’t work as advertised, and are fragile, requiring much maintenance and replacement of parts, specially offshore turbines … to the extent that Seimens- Gamesa, the world’s foremost turbine producer, is skirting bankruptcy. Also, like the reactors you site, the price of installing gigantic turbines a dozen miles off the coast of Maine or Mass. has tripled over projected costs of just a few years ago. You know yourself, having worked on a ship, how corrosive the marine environment is on operating machinery, steel, and copper components. ‘Offshore Wind Farms’ deteriorate fast, and hurricanes & typhoons finish them off. God help any state or country that tries to provide for its electrical needs with wind turbines (& solar panels.)

        • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          Tidal power should really be where the investments are being made. Short of blowing up the moon, there is no stopping the motion of the ocean!

          • Islander August 1, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            ReTidal and other forms of ocean power—
            I wrote a longish article about this 20 years ago now. In light of the (then) Cape Wind controversy.

            The CC Times featured it on the cover of their “Forum” section in I think it was February 2004. But nothing much seems to come of the various ocean-based renewable energy technologies. At least, not in the USA.

            I think Portugal has a big offshore array in the offling—again, this was already planned as of 2003 . . .


            And advantage of wave-power energy is that the buoys can absorb a lot of mechanical energy from, say, hurricanes.

            See the European Marine Energy Center for further info on various ocean-based technologies.


            I am at a loss to understand why these ocean energy technologies have not yet been scaled up, and instead it’s all “wind farms” and solar.

  57. Amman August 1, 2023 at 9:33 am #

    Future lockdowns…


    • benr August 1, 2023 at 10:06 am #

      Yep and it worked .
      I could clearly see a difference in water quality at the beach, fish visible from the piers and jetties and cleaner air.
      Driving was great but has been a real chore since everything opened back up as everyone has forgotten how to drive.
      Or worse they have allowed enough illegal aliens in that just drive like they did in crapistan.

      • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Total BS

        Tijuana Brown Trout?

        • benr August 1, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

          That is Imperial beach dunce OR cranial leakage from your ears.

          • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

            You’re full of BS. You saw nothing in the san diego waters beyond kelp and dog turds from the insane amount of runoff and sewage spills

          • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

            fox5sandiego *dot* com/news/local-news/2000-gallon-sewage-spill-forces-east-mission-bay-closure/

            This happens all the time.
            All the time.

            We called it Turdmaline Surf Park
            You would have to hose of your wetsuit with detergent if you didn’t want it covered with flys when hang-drying it.

            After a rain storm, forget it. all the garbage and feces in the storm drains coming washing out along with all the rsidual gas and oil from the pavement.

          • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

            Did I say all the time?


            But thank heaves for Surfrider foundation… they give people virtue signaling license plate y nada mas.

          • benr August 1, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

            See how the narrative changed from TJ to tourmaline?

            He claims I saw no change and then goes on the attack citing one small area that beyond the leaking septic tanks also accumulates seaweed by the ton and in the summer literally has no outflow it stagnates or the bay again it has no outflow on the northern end.
            Yet I was talking about mission beach and Pacific beach a short run down the beach from Tourmaline Skip Frys favorite hang out.
            La Jolla was crystal clear 20 foot visibility which for SoCal is pretty good.
            This was global in fact see below.

            May (15th) and just after when measures were relaxed a little, but within lockdown in July (21st) 2020. Respondents were asked to compare conditions before and during the pandemic lockdown. Most (97–99%) suggested that beaches had significantly improved from visual observations during confinement. On a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best), the beaches of Salinas and Manta respectively were rated 2.2 and 2.8 (less than acceptable) before quarantine, and 4.5 and 4.3 after; results from the second survey (after 18 weeks of restrictions) were much the same. Replies from Galapagos showed a similar trend but with less marked differences. In addition to the beaches having less plastic and garbage, more fish, and large marine organisms, including humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), dolphin (bottlenose, Tursiops truncatus), and manta ray (Manta sp.) were observed near to shore. At Galapagos beaches, turtles, sea lions, and sharks were observed many more times than pre COVID. Quantitative satellite data on Chlorophyl and attenuation coefficient (Kd, 490 nm) support the qualitative survey data that there is an improvement in coastal environment quality.

            Or for the scientific types.


            Again the only thing brown around here is what is currently squished out of your head and running down that fat neck.

          • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

            More BS

            So, because of lockdowns, people stopped crapping. Sewers stopped spilling and rain and runoff stopped overwhelming storm drains?!
            Es un milagro! Ayyyy!

            Pure bunkum

            I used to snorkel in bird rock. Sure you’d get clarity looking into the abyss of the bottomless kelp forest, nothing new about that. It’s an anomaly.
            Most of the water around SD is mierda.
            From SD and the untreated TJ

          • Amman August 2, 2023 at 1:34 am #

            I posted it to warn that the monsters may try to pull the wool over the world’s eyes again.

            Except that this time everyone is preparing for war against them.

  58. Amman August 1, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    By any definition, not a society.


  59. mrs_saj August 1, 2023 at 10:46 am #

    I’m posting about vaxxine injury and not sure where to put this.

    Here’s a post from Jeff Childers’, Coffee and Covid:

    There’s another one. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), 41, announced yesterday that she is recovering at home after a weekend “medical scare.” Senator Britt told Fox News she’d been spending time with her family in Montgomery, Alabama, when she experienced a “sudden onset of numbness” in her face.

    They immediately went to the hospital.

    The first-term senator said Baptist Medical Center doctors determined her symptoms were “a result of swelling of a facial nerve, most likely caused by a post-viral infection.” Uh huh. “Most likely.” Of course, there are other possibilities.

    Britt is the first female Senator from Alabama, and the youngest female Republican in Senate history. And not just identifying as female, but an actual woman. “My condition is not life-threatening, and recovery could take several weeks,” Britt explained in a statement.

    Recovery could take several weeks. For “numbness.” Maybe she was dehydrated?

    How many senators is that now with weird disabling health injuries in the last 24 months, out of a total of fifty? And even though they have the best free medical care in the country. (Hint: 8%).

    I think its very interesting to note an 8% possible vaxxine injury rate in the US Senate. This tells me our congress critters were not pulled aside and told to skip the vaxx or get a vitamin B shot instead. Similarly Gavin Newsome was said to have fallen off the radar for weeks after his second (I think) shot. In a similar vein, Illinois Congressman Sean Casten’s 17 year old daughter, Gwen, died in her sleep and he had been a big vaxx proponent. He has not disavowed the vaxx since her death.

    Why do you think these semi-elites were not told/ warned? It’s interesting.

    • mrs_saj August 1, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      Lol on the 50 senators part. Since there are 100, I’m not sure if it’s a typo or the rate is actually 4%. However, my point remains the same. I don’t think these semi-elites got a memo about avoiding the vaxx.

      • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        My guess is that they set up a vax station in the Capitol, with saline shots for them, but some of them went to the local Walgreen’s instead.

        So yeah, they didn’t get a memo, but most were spared anyway.

        • mrs_saj August 1, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          I dunno.

          And today we can add New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver to the list of semi-elites. She died at the age of 71.

    • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

      Congress was not required to get the vax.

      • mrs_saj August 2, 2023 at 9:04 am #


        Correct. Also, the post office was not required to get the vaxx, nor was the Supreme Court if I’m not mistaken. And yet Katie Britt was photographed on April 15, 2021 getting her vaxxination in Mobile, Alabama. But I must note this is before she won her runoff election in 2022. So there’s that.

        Also, Jeff Childers, stands by his use of 50 US Senators demonstrating an 8% vaxxine injury rate. He is estimating that 50 of the 100 Senators took the vaxx. We may never know how many Senators took the clot shots. But they were not required to do so. It just furthers my theory that these semi-elites were not warned about avoiding the shots. And it makes it all the more impressive that deplorables who were mandated to get the shots did their own research and refused.


      • Night Owl August 2, 2023 at 9:59 am #

        And many organizations with ties to the power structure had in-house offers for shots, with private doctors.

        They were pushing us to get them when I worked for the Beast, and they encouaged us to make an appointment for our entire families, emphasizing that it was much more convenient than going to a personal physician or a clinic.

        That reminds me, Germany, land of rules and safety, actually had pop-up clot-shot sites that worked like drive-thrus: you drove in, rolled down your window, got the poison, and drove off with a coupon for a free Currywurst.

        Mind bogglingly stupid stuff.

        Still goes unquestioned by the cattle, ofc.

        • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

          Pfizer employees also were not required to get it!

          Yes, that it still goes unquestioned by the cattle is mind-blowing.

  60. malthuss August 1, 2023 at 11:05 am #

    As judged by what I see in utube ads,

    the rest of the world thinks that Black Americans are all rich, live in big houses and drive fast cars. Thin, smart, helpful. great dads.

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    • elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      In Wakanda, this is, indeed, the case.

  61. elysianfield August 1, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    This AM, the Situational Awareness reports;

    (2) DEMOCRATS URGE DOJ TO SUE FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES: In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ed Markey (D-MA) urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bring lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry for a “coordinated campaign” to mislead consumers and discredit climate science.

    Sooo, they disdain the concept of “climate change”?

    How dare they.

    “The lawsuits will continue until attitude improves….”

    • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

      And in more legal news, this week the State Legislature in California will vote on a bill that provides different sentencing guidelines for different races, allowing judges to grant blacks & hispanics less time than Asians & Whites for the same crime.

      • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        Nice! If I identify as Black or Brown even though I am clearly White, would those more lenient sentencing guidelines then apply to me?

        And if I get thrown in prison, even though I am clearly a male, could I identify as a female in order to spend some quality time with all of the incarcerated ladies? (Asking for a friend….)

        • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          On your second question CB, the answer is yes. Already a number of male inmates in Cal. have claimed to be female and got themselves moved to a female prison … and proceeded to knock up real female inmates.

          What’s the problem? As long as they’re being their ‘True Self?’

          • Islander August 1, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

            It’s obviously a form of affirmative action.

            Where’s the judge????

      • mrs_saj August 1, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

        If ever a law were unconstitutional, this would be it. Talk about disparate impact…..geeesh.

        • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

          Malthuss (short for Malthusian) is most likely a “retired” “former” fbi agents.

          Or under the employ of the SPLC

          Always with the blacks.

          That’s who’s really ruining our lives.

          Macro motherfucker
          Stop punching down and look up

      • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

        I hope most see that the goal here is to create civil war. It’s textbook color revolution tactics.

        Don’t fall for it.

  62. Paula D August 1, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

    The breakdown of law happened a long time ago, but most people didn’t notice.
    The wheels of injustice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.

    From 2012:
    ”In any case, this all-star squad of white-shoe lawyers came before Buchwald and made the mother of all audacious arguments. Robert Wise of Davis Polk, representing Bank of America, told Buchwald that the banks could not possibly be guilty of anti- competitive collusion because nobody ever said that the creation of Libor was competitive. “It is essential to our argument that this is not a competitive process,” he said. “The banks do not compete with one another in the submission of Libor.”…….
    But these numbers are supposed to reflect interbank-loan prices derived in a real, competitive market. Saying the Libor submission process is not competitive is sort of like pointing out that bank robbers obeyed the speed limit on the way to the heist. It’s the silliest kind of legal sophistry.

    But Wise eventually outdid even that argument, essentially saying that while the banks may have lied to or cheated their customers, they weren’t guilty of the particular crime of antitrust collusion. This is like the old joke about the lawyer who gets up in court and claims his client had to be innocent, because his client was committing a crime in a different state at the time of the offense.

    “The plaintiffs, I believe, are confusing a claim of being perhaps deceived,” he said, “with a claim for harm to competition.”

    Judge Buchwald swallowed this lunatic argument whole and dismissed most of the case.”


    • Mick August 1, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

      Bankers and lawyers….You can’t live with them and……

      You can’t live with them.

  63. cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

    It is nice to see Grandpap Joe and Dr. Jill enjoying some quality time at the Delaware seashore. He sure has worked hard for this vacation he is taking. Additionally, at least he didn’t take a spill on his bicycle ride this time around!

    I hope that it is not too hot for him otherwise all that ice cream he eats at the beach might melt in his lap!

    • Disaffected August 1, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

      Another NFL WR – K.J. Hamler of Denver, only a few years out of Penn St – diagnosed with “mild pericarditis.” Result: Broncos cut him loose, post haste.

      Speculation rampant this morning on sports talk shows about the Bills “problem’ with Damar Hamlin. The problem being that he’s back and wants to play football again and the Bills and the NFL have been spent the last nine months lionizing him for his courageous “recovery” from commotio cordis incurred in the nationally televised final game of last year. Hamlin was an extreme fringe player on the roster in the first place as a reserve defensive safety, and of course someone on the Bills and NFL medical staffs have to know that he almost died from a vaxx injury, not the stupid explanation they came up with; and as such, is still a ticking time bomb if ever allowed to take the field again. It will be quite interesting to see how they dodge this bullet, possibly paying him off with a signed NDA as insurance to quietly retire or go into coaching or a ceremonial front office job?

  64. cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

    Covid vaxx death?

    The Shins’ former bassist, Neal Langford, has died aged 50.

    At the time of writing, the musician’s cause of death is not known. However, it’s not being treated as suspicious.


  65. Mick August 1, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

    Today’s Sobran quotes from the 1990s:

    “Congress may have a chaplain, but it needs an exorcist”.

    “Politicians are men with certain low skills, including the ability to raise money and speak in bland cant.”

    “As long as there is sin, there will be blackmail. No reform can get rid of it. It can take many forms, not all of them illegal or provable in court. And it will always remain a hidden factor. This means that we can never completely know who controls our nominal rulers.”

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    • Paula D August 1, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

      That blackmail thing doesn’t work when sins are elevated to virtues, and perversions are forced onto everyone.

  66. socialisthater August 1, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

    Biden not only is guilty of numerous felonies and innumerable impeachable acts, he is guilty of treason. And, only a brainwashed moron would believe that Obama didn’t know about it, condone it, and possibly even have profited from it. Everything that the Democrat scum Party machine and its propaganda lackeys in the MSM are doing is designed to protect their power (largely illegal) and to protect their Messiah, one Barack Obama. Biden has not been jettisoned (yet) only because doing so would likely expose the entire treasonous Democrat enterprise dating back to the Obama years.

    Meanwhile, the Plan “B” of the Democrat scum elite running the country today is (and has been) to use every means possible to regulate, oppress, impoverish, disarm, and persecute any U.S. citizens opposing the regime. Their rationale is two-fold: usher in a de facto dictatorship to make any future elections (including 2024) irrelevant; or, if the oppressed U.S. citizenry can be persecuted enough to start an actual insurrection, to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus, and commence to imprisoning or killing anyone who dares oppose the Democrat elite scum regime.

    The sad part is that there is still a substantial number of Americans–brainwashed, stupid, ignorant, or evil as they may be–who continue to support Biden and the Democrat elite scum regime. At this point, they are as guilty of treason as is Biden and his ilk. A whole lot of America is already pretty enraged about those who continue to support this dangerous and deadly regime–if the Democrat tyranny breaks bad into mass jailing or killing of law-abiding Americans, and it surely could, those still supporting Biden could find their long-term existence somewhat, uh, troubled.

    • SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

      There is a reason The Purge franchise emerged from the collective consciousness? It had all of the taint of the stereotypical narrative rot of “Western” culture. But flip the script. Why follow the herd?

    • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

      Can you blame them?

      Look around. Purple haired androgynous tattooed freaks. The trash just ain’t white anymore. All shades and shapes, but mostly an unhealthy pear shape.

      Gullible, vacuous, easily manipulated.

      And I don’t want to hear about the people here who consider themselves red or black pilled.

      Many are just as extreme, prone to violence and manipulation and unable to employ critical thought processes.

      You have the genteel, educated, grounded, and behaved old timers but they’re such creatures of habit and the formerly unexposed system of programming that they reject the idea that they’re great country is working against them

      • Cavepainter August 1, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

        Thanks Edge (“Lord” by golly),

        Yep, it is an edgy situation what with the greater majority having DNA programmed low “ambiguity tolerance”, predisposing toward pure solipsism.

        • Cavepainter August 1, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          More to the point, subscribers to this site — and other such sites — represent a small minority that’ll suffer similar in way of those “cancelled” during the Spanish Inquisition.

          • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            My Grandfather on my mother’s side fought in WWII. He was in the Italian and North African theater. If he was still around today, sometimes I wonder what he would make of our current situation in this country. I know for a fact he would not be pleased. He was cantankerous enough over the fact that Slick Willy was having all kinds of extra-marital affairs while in the White House.

            I really wish he was still around these days so I could chew the fat with him over what is all going on here in America and all over the world. He spun off this old mortal coil around 2005 so he has missed out on a lot of interesting times, to say the least.

        • Amman August 2, 2023 at 1:48 am #

          What a way to talk/write. Save it.

      • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

        And yet, there are hopeful signs.

        Of late, in the UK, Germany, & Australia it seems motorists and citizens are finally getting fed up with ‘Just Stop Oil’ crazies placing themselves in the middle of busy streets, blocking traffic … and are climbing out of their vehicles & kicking the sh#t out of them. Its gratifying to see. I have to say, in London anyway, the dudes most willing to drag off these entitled miscreants by the scruff of the neck, land some hard kicks to the ass & punches to the head, are Black Africans. One big black dude was seen tossing around ‘Insulate Britain’ protesters sitting in the middle of the road like rag dolls.

        Needless to say, the police are worthless. In London they show up in their LBGQT paint themed cars, and do nothing while traffic is backed up for miles.

        I’m waiting for a group of these Climate Crazies to pull their traffic disruption stunt in the Bronx or Brooklyn lol. See how many New Yorkers actually politely stop their cars when the protesters enter traffic on foot.

      • messianicdruid August 2, 2023 at 8:48 am #

        “And I don’t want to hear about the people here who consider themselves red or black pilled.”

        Why are you here?

      • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:43 am #

        Like you, I abhor the labels “black pilled” or “red pilled,” etc. As if any of us peons know it all.

        Every day I find out something I wasn’t aware of, a puzzle piece that had been hidden.

        The stuff I do know, I do my best to vet so that I am passing on good info, not just more stuff for people to be enraged about without any point.

        One of the few things I do know for sure is that the people who run the globe are complete psychopaths who by their actions and deeds have proven to hate humanity. And the failure to understand or accept this might be proving to be a fatal flaw among regular people.

    • benr August 1, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

      There is a reason all these great societies have purges as SSL was alluding to.
      They can’t live with us nor can they let us live and we DON’T WANT TO LIVE UNDER THEIR RIDICULOUS YOKE OF WOKE..
      We know the truth Socialism is anti-freedom and anti-life.
      They must destroy our society in any way possible to make the great Socialist leap forward.
      Fuck em they are motivating me to make some serious life changes for fitness, hand eye coordination and for putting lead through bulls eyes at various distances.

      • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

        Just keep on donating to Trump’s grifting PACs, benr. You’d prefer to live ‘under the yoke’ of this clown of an ex-president? Good luck with that…

        • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

          How does one live under the yoke of an ex-president?

          • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 11:37 pm #

            benr (and so many Trumpistas) maintain that Trump is STILL the president so there’s that. There’s also the likes of Night Owl who really think he could be re-elected in 2024. Hahaha…

          • Night Owl August 2, 2023 at 9:27 am #


            “Mike” is nearly back to his old pre-banned self.

            Blood pressure going up with each new mention of the Orang Man’s return.


          • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:44 am #

            I haven’t seen anyone who comments on CFN claim that Trump is still the president.

        • benr August 2, 2023 at 8:56 am #

          Mike you’re an idiot and I never donate to a party OR a politician.
          Yes, because Biden and the Democrat party are so much better at grifting, cheating, lying and destroying my country.

        • benr August 2, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

          Look at this the US credit worthiness score has just been DOWNGRADED AGAIN!
          Biden continues to be a disaster just like his puppet master Obama.

          Stocks sink as US credit downgrade roils markets
          US markets fell in Wednesday trading following the downgrade of US debt from the highest AAA rating to AA+ by rating company Fitch.

          Fitch cited “a steady deterioration in standards of governance” as a major reason behind its decision on Tuesday evening.

          A major sell-off, led by the technology sector, followed.

          The Dow closed 348 points, or 1%, lower in Wednesday trading. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Nasdaq dropped 2.2%, marking its worst performance since February.

          The 10-year Treasury yield hit its highest level since November. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions, so falling Treasuries boost yields.

          Tech megacap stocks like Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Tesla, Nvidia and Apple led market declines. Because the tech sector is so forward-facing, it’s particularly sensitive to interest rate changes.

          Earnings season, meanwhile, is more than halfway through. About 82% of S&P 500 companies have beaten expectations, according to FactSet data.

          CVS was up nearly 3.3% after beating earnings expectations Wednesday morning.

          Kraft Heinz, meanwhile, also rose more than 1.2% even after reporting that higher prices had led to a slowdown in consumer demand.

          Shopify, PayPal, Occidental Petroleum, MetLife, DoorDash, Clorox, MGM Resorts, Marathon Oil, Zillow, Etsy and Robinhood report earnings after market close.

          August is a historically bad month for markets because so many investors take vacations and there are decreased trading volumes. This reduced activity can lead to increased volatility.

  67. cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

    Was reading about the recent demise of New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. As a result, I looked up the Wiki page to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy.

    YIKES!!! Has anyone else seen the picture there of what he looks like? His eyes are all out of whack, his smile is crooked, and his teeth are all totally janky. He reminded me of Chunk from The Goonies movie. Downright scary!!!

    • SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

      Holy crap!! Why are you insulting Chunk? He’s one of my faves. Phil Murphy’s grill is like something out of a Lovecraftian horror. Have you seen Chunk lately? Dashing and hugworthy. Which is not Phil Murphy.

      • cowbell81 August 1, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

        I stand corrected, it does appear that Chunk turned out to be a dashing fellow. I guess I meant the NJ Governor looked more like Sloth. Hopefully that will not offend you if you think Sloth turned out good looking.

        Ah New Jersey, always keeping it classy and top notch, from the Meadowlands and beyond!

        • SoftStarLight August 1, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

          Lol there is a resemblance between the two. Too funny. John Matuszak definitely had a Neanderthal appeal. He actually passed away a long time ago. Sloth is too good to be compared to Phil Murphy however, you can get away with it because the physical juxtaposition does work appropriately in this instance.

    • Paddys Lament August 1, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

      lol, Cowbell. Believe it or not, Murphy’s in the process of a makeover (fuller hair/ capped teeth) for what his handlers hope is a possible new gig in the White House in ’24. Right now, I’d say he looks like a cross between Phil Spector and a Muppet.

      Pity the proles if we have to stare at that mug every night.

      • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:45 am #


      • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:50 am #

        Just took a look and actually, to me, he looks like a Poor Man’s Jack Cassidy.

        • Paddys Lament August 2, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

          Mary, that’s a stretch. Jack Cassidy was a suave, debonair and handsome actor. Next thing, you’re going to be telling me you look like Shirley Jones. (If you do, then lucky for you!).

          • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

            I never thought Jack Cassidy was all that handsome, for some reason.

            Now, his son, David – rowr!! Too bad both died of the drink or fallout from it.

    • Amman August 2, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      No we have not and we’ll take your word for it.

  68. KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

    ” violating every thing she was ever taught in school, supposedly in the belief that it improves readability and understanding. ”

    — Q Shtik

    Lol , speaking of a catastrophic lowering of standards !

    Pot meet kettle.

    No , I’m not referring to Q Shtik , I mean myself.

    What can I say ?

    While no doubt my understanding of German is a bit better than the average North American , to this day it is far from perfect.

    When I was 8 years old , I frankly didn’t understand half of what I was hearing.

    And in the United States when I was 12 years old ,

    well , I’m not joking when I say I fucking hate you sons of bitches.

    Are you in the habit of taking instruction from pond scum Lepers ?

    Neither was I .

    So it goes .

    Such is life .

    I would say that I’ll see you in a better place , in better circumstances , in another life , some day ,

    but then you are an Atheist.

    Oh well.

    • KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

      Ah , music again !

      ” I’m a loser baby ! So why don’t you kill me ?!

      Sprechen sie Deutsche Baby ? ! “

  69. KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

    Hmm , maybe a bit too contemporary , it certainly is for me.

    So here it is in full ;

    In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey

    Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie

    With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables

    Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose

    Kill the headlights and put it in neutral

    Stock car flamin’ with a loser and the cruise control

    Baby’s in Reno with the vitamin D

    Got a couple of couches, sleep on the love-seat

    Someone came in sayin’ I’m insane to complain

    About a shotgun wedding and a stain on my shirt

    Don’t believe everything that you breathe

    You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve

    So shave your face with some mace in the dark

    Savin’ all your food stamps and burnin’ down the trailer park

    Yo, cut it

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (Double-barrel buckshot)

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    Forces of evil in a bozo nightmare

    Ban all the music with a phony gas chamber

    ‘Cause one’s got a weasel and the other’s got a flag

    One’s on the pole, shove the other in a bag

    With the rerun shows and the cocaine nose-job

    The daytime crap of the folksinger slob

    He hung himself with a guitar string

    A slab of turkey-neck and it’s hanging from a pigeon wing

    You can’t write if you can’t relate

    Trade the cash for the beef for the body for the hate

    And my time is a piece of wax falling on a termite
    That’s choking on the splinters

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (Get crazy with the cheeze whiz)

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (Drive-by body pierce)

    Yo, bring it on down

    (I’m a driver, I’m a winner)
    (Things are gonna change I can feel it)

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (I can’t believe it ! )

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (Sprechen Sie deutsch, baby?)

    Soy un perdedor

    I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

    (Know what I’m sayin’?)

    My favorite line is ;

    ” Don’t believe everything that you breathe ” ^-^

    • Paddys Lament August 1, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

      She’s a magical, sparkling’ tease
      She’s a rainbow choking’ the breeze
      Yo, she’s busting’ out onto the scene
      With nightmare bogus poetry
      She’s a melted avocado on the shelf
      She’s the science of herself
      She’s spazzing out on a cosmic level
      And she’s meditating with the devil…

      Beck, “Nightmare Hippie Girl”

      Kesa, were you ever a hippie chick?

      Don’t get too crazy with the Cheeze Wiz, girl!

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  70. RocketDoc August 1, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

    I enjoy reading a lot of different viewpoints in my desultory pursuit of “truth” but I find it brings me back to my own heart. What I think changes little.

    So to me the issue is localism, nationalism, or globalism. What’s it going to be? We Southerners have this fond attachment to State’s Rights but our brand of regionalism has a bad reputation. We ain’t doing that again.

    What is the best way to try and organize things? The government wants us governed i.e. to ask them if we can drive, travel, or go to a National Park. There are two blobs-one in DC and one that is international. Most American do not accept supranational legitimacy but how best to combat international organizations and private capital paymasters that wish to direct our own national identity? Protest? Don’t make me laugh.

    How exactly do we say No to CBDCs? What movement offers anything to oppose it? It will simply be instituted so what could de-rail it? I pay cash for as much as possible but frequent are the times that I am told, sorry we don’t accept cash. They are not worried at all about losing sales. Or losing me as a customer. Why? They don’t need the money, they can make it up on their own. How to get people to see this?

    We can’t go all the way to local until the financial system falls apart. Our blob in DC must be dismembered. A poor choice of words for undermining the ruling consensus. It must be atomized as public policy attempts to do exactly that to us the proletariat and voters.

    I hear that more jobs from Space Force are NOT coming to my town. Hurray! We still have Raytheon and Lockheed contractors that will not go away until someone important wants to spend money on something besides war. My neighbors live on this teat. Soon all will be paid, to do what they are told……

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    • TPTB-USA August 1, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

      Other than conflict, the only hope I have is to introduce those with TDS to the big picture.

      I believe that morality still exists in this segment of the population, and when they get down to the business of making sense of the nonsense, they will reject the lies and deceit.

    • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 9:29 am #

      I have a LMFAO moment every time I hear the word “Space Force.” Trumping even the Department of Homeland Security (umm, don’t we already have a Department of Defense?), it’s the US Military’s and Empire’s signature “jump the shark” institution. The preening pretentiousness (the blob laying ownership claim to outer space) is absolutely jaw dropping.

      • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:47 am #

        It’s as silly and goofy as the moon landing claim.

        • Amman August 2, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

          Are u a disbeliever?

          • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

            Manned space flight to the moon and back is still quite impossible for many reasons, but the original TV production was quite impressive for its time. Who knows what will be possible now what they’ve got CGI?

          • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

            I don’t label myself. The moon landings never occurred. How do I know? It’s impossible. Blame physics.

          • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

            Hey Dis – is that a sign that it takes more detail to fool the public now? If so, that would be progress.

            I do know that at the time of the moon landings, only 30% believed it actually happened. They had to run that psyops for years to get most people on board.

            Reminds me of the Covid scam. When people wonder how the whole world can get on board with the same bullshit, there you go. Covid was not the first scam.

          • Amman August 3, 2023 at 3:17 am #

            Good for you, MQ. I should have put quotes in that as in

            As for me, Let’s just say that I am more of a skeptic these days about everything.

            “Moon landings, senhor? Si, Maybe. Maybe not.”


    • Amman August 2, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      “How best to combat international organizations and private capital paymasters that wish to direct our own national identity?”

      –You vomit first and then fire off lead. But, seriously now, a good question…

  71. Pucker August 1, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

    The Mind Control is very powerful.

    The Khmer Rouge and the Com…munists are Masters of Mind Control, but the Americans may have leap frogged the Com…munists with the communications technology?

    The Khmer Rouge were able to herd thousands of slaves with just 3 teenage peasant Khmer Rouge soldiers with rifles.

    Good Lord….

    “Just got back from a call. 49yo female no known medical issues. Massive cardiac arrest and death. I wonder if she was vaxed?

    Update: she was also a coworker at my regular job and loved by her family and friends. She was fully vaxed and boosted because she wanted to protect others…”

    • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

      It’s the climate

      You need to follow their game plan for interconnecting lies, untruths, and false info.

      Already releasing “studies” attributing cardiac events to climate change.

      COVID is the foundation for the coming climate terror and lockdowns

      • MaryQueen August 1, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

        They’re already predicting another plandemic.

        Just like they did the first one. Just saw a video of a CEO of one of the drug companies saying out loud how they were told to have billions of vaccines ready, back in 2019, because a pandemic was coming.

        • Minnie Van Horne August 1, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

          Seems to me the next plandemic is likely to have INTERSTELLAR ORIGINS.

          What do you think those congressional hearings were about last week? They said they have the bodies of the pilots from the spaceships (“biologics”) on ice somewhere. There’s a pretty good chance that some unknown creepy crawly microcritters from outer space are going to emerge from those cadavers. This will give Dr. Fauci a reason to return to us for another season or two of TV stardom, thus earning the Emmy he so richly deserves.

          • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 12:58 am #

            Pretty sure that hearing was just intel theatrics

      • mitchellc August 1, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

        I know you guys must be bored; there isn’t any other good reason why you insist on dwelling on these dark, foreboding omens.

        As I, JHK and many others keep pointing out, you need surplus energy to maintain the private, debt based capital system that underpins the $USD.

        No $USD, no MIC, no security state, no full spectrum surveillance system, nothing. This of course is why the Russian gambit was indeed existentional for the collective west, and why plans dating back to the 1920s were initiated.

        Now that Russia has not only won in the Euro theater (and about to open up separate fronts in Syria and Niger), along its global allies – including the largest economy in the world – they are in the process of destroying the unipolar hegemon.

        There is no future in the west. The WEF wet dreams were mere nocturanal emissions. So, please stop wasting your time worrying about the boogeyman.

        The threats facing everyday US citizens are much more direct, related to local, physical crime along with challenges related to work, travel, food and basic living conditions.

        • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

          Uh…except like COVID, the climateitis is becoming a global phenomenon

          but why?

          Lowered QOL standards for thee
          No gas stoves
          Gas cars
          Less meat products

          You aren’t getting thrown into third world living
          You’re getting ushered.

          And not because of epic greed, a destroyed economy, a trade imbalance, inflation, and the largest generational wealth “transfer” in the history of humanity. Nope
          Because of climate
          It’s the weather’s fault!

          Do you think they’re going to tell you that you will be a veritable slave on UBI because of Russian resources or BRICS?
          Because the west failed?
          No, the weather did it!

          • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 11:33 pm #

            Wow. Nice work, Edge Lord. You managed to squeeze in almost all the current RWNJ talking points, all of which can be simply debunked, into one incoherent post.

          • Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 5:58 am #

            Bots be triggered

          • Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            Meat allergen spreading tics?


            Don’t you know that since the Earth cooled from a glob of molten ore the climate has never changed?

            Join the flat-climate movement!

            We’ve always had the same macro-weather and climate for billions of years!!

            Ice ages? A myth!
            Tropical jungles all over the place?

            Maunder minimums? Fables!!

            But there are threats to flat-climate.

            Humans are ruining our perfect flat climate with their farting cow based burgers, gas ranges, birthday cake candles, burning matches after a particularly involving #2!

            Let’s preserve flat climate: stay home do only what you’re told, eat bugs, own nothing, and love it!

        • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:49 am #

          Noticing them is not dwelling on them.

          Go report back to your WEF bosses that we are onto them.

        • Amman August 2, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

          There is Martin Armstrong’s prediction via his Socrates program. That the self-hating WEF agenda/mission would fail.

      • BackRowHeckler August 1, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

        Starting Jan. 1, 2024, the State of Illinois & the City of Chicago will be recruiting & hiring illegal aliens as sworn, armed police officers; they’ll be the ones showing up at your house at 3:00 am meting out Climate terror & enforcing Climate lockdowns.

        • Edge Lord August 1, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

          And taking your pistola

        • Mike Sherman August 1, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

          Typical lies from the cheap seats at the back of the theatre…what else should we expect round here?

          It’s not ILLEGAL aliens, you sad sorry CT Nutjobs. It’s LEGAL aliens who have Permanent Residency, so they’re ‘non-citizens’. My own younger brother has lived in the US for 20+ years, can vote, has a ‘green card’ but is not yet a citizen. Getting Permanent Residency is hard enough.

          If you’re trying to spread actual NEWS, check your fucking facts first, huh?


          • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 12:53 am #

            Oh wow look the info po po are here and brought to you be nbc no less

          • messianicdruid August 2, 2023 at 8:01 am #

            I know a guy from Mexico who has been trying to get his wife up here [ legal ] for at least five years, probably longer. He will not get involved with illegal means and continues to send cash home and travels as often as he can.

            Lots of grief for everyone.

          • Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 9:23 am #

            You can’t vote as a permanent resident coño

          • BackRowHeckler August 2, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            I didn’t think non-citizens could buy or own a firearm in the US. Will these non-citizen police be armed?

            Something tells me these illegal alien cops will foremost serve as political shock troops for the lefty elite, like the SD in Germany and NKVD in the Soviet Union in the 1930s … enforcing climate diktats, monitoring correct pronoun usage, & surveilling epidemic lockdown compliance. Citizens may need to learn Spanish to understand commands issued by these new police officers, at least “Get on the ground”, “You’re under arrest”, “Do you have an illegal gas grill”, and “Why did you use so much electricity this month?”

          • Islander August 2, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

            He is not a citizen and can vote?

            Huh? I what kinds of elections?

          • Mike Sherman August 2, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

            Islander – state & local elections, not federal. However, I recall several RWNJs round here screaming about the ‘fact’ (factoid) that some states were enrolling the actual ILLEGAL aliens when they registered for a driver’s license. I guess that was bullshit too, huh? It was probably BRH back then as well.

          • Mike Sherman August 2, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            SSL – the likes of NBC do actually do journalism, which is a discipline wholly unknown to so many other sources from where you appear to get your “news”.

          • BackRowHeckler August 2, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

            Why are illegals registering for a DL? You show up in a country with no visa, no passport, no money … and apply for a DL? And welfare benefits?

  72. KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

    ” the rest of the world thinks that Black Americans are all rich, live in big houses and drive fast cars. Thin, smart, helpful. great dads. ”

    ” Isn’t it rich?
    Are we a pair?

    Isn’t it bliss?
    Don’t you approve?

    Isn’t it rich?
    Isn’t it queer?
    Losing my timing this late in my career
    But where are the clowns?
    There ought to be clowns
    Well, maybe next year ”

    Anyway , Republicans can’t pick cause celebs any better than Democrats.

    Both want to quitely forget that O J Simpson was once the poster boy for clean living and meritocracy.

    Of course a simple problem with that is we were talking about a sports star.

    —- Same thing as prostitution basically , except I suppose Nell Gwyn or Madame de Pompadour might have been shocked at how much money you could have made by being photographed with a tube of toothe paste , on account of the notoriety of your selling your body.

    So you expected something else ?

    And of course who can forget Bill Cosby ?

    Clean living , meritocracy , and family values.

    An actor .

    Do I really have to point out the parallels between Show People and prostitutes ?


    • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      You shouldn’t have to point out the parallels between Show People and prostitutes, but sadly, most don’t see it.

      The higher priced the prostitute, the more they should be idolized, it would seem.

  73. KesaAnna August 1, 2023 at 10:04 pm #

    Funny story , I think —

    The Brits were having one of their regularly scheduled anti – Catholic fits ,

    when along came the coach of Nell Gwyn .

    Things were about to get really ugly , but then Nell threw open the door , climbed on top of the carriage , and cried ( paraphrasing )

    ” Chill out peps ! I’m not the King’s Catholic whore ,

    I’m the King’s Protestant whore ! ”

    Everybody cheered , and she proceeded on her way unmolested .

    I liked Nell , she may have been a God damned heretic , but she was a sport.

    • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:01 am #

      You’re so strange sometimes Kesa

      • Amman August 3, 2023 at 3:21 am #


        I can’t tell what frequency she’s on. 🙂

    • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      That’s hilarious.

  74. KesaAnna August 2, 2023 at 2:08 am #

    ” Kesa, were you ever a hippie chick? ”


    I’m 56 ,

    so I remember when your typical male officer worker , in East Germany or the United States , wore a tie and a jacket.

    I remember when nine out of ten women , blue collar or white collar , young or old , wore dresses or skirts.

    Before dresses and skirts dropped out of use pretty much entirely , they got really , really , short as the norm.

    This post – WW II era may be ending in raging Puritanism ,

    with Jane Fonda and Hillary Clinton masquerading as Carrie Nation , which all just shows how dishonest it is.

    Because the 1970’s certainly were not like that.

    In any case , I remember that so acutely because I miss skirts and dresses , and jackets and ties , so acutely.

    I can’t remember precisely when that ended , but it seemed pretty abrupt and universal the decision for everyone to start slumming it.

    I remember when at least one out of four people smoked ,

    and I barely remember shoe – shine stands in both countries , and there were still public spitoons , same as public ashtrays , when I first came to the Southern United States in 1976.

    But Hippies ?

    For whatever reason my recollection of them is about the same as a 20 year old of 2023 ;

    I have seen pictures and movies with hippies.

    You might think that because my mother is a Black Southerner , and my father a White Southerner , who got together when that was NOT cool in the South ,

    and who went to live and work in East Germany for a decade ,

    that they are progressive , or even Liberal ?

    Not at all.

    I would say that as Baby Boomers are as a general rule self – absorbed to a fault , my parents are merely more so.

    Their world is very much their own world , and they are privileged enough to get away with that.

    As insulated in their way , as the denizens of Versailles were before the shit hit the fan in 1789.

    ” Do your own thing ” indeed .

    I sometimes wonder if the so common alienation , dissaffection , and stark isolation , though in a crowd of people , of this time ,

    has far less to do with technology , and far more to do with culture ?

    Anyway , again , no ,

    despite my age , I have no recollection of Hippies.

    They are as historical to me as are Victorians.

    • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      Have you forgotten a birthday or 2? Seems you were 56 over a year ago. But I could be wrong.


      • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        Who counts anymore?

    • gustafson.robert.22 August 2, 2023 at 9:34 pm #

      Whenever KA posts it’s good times. Next round on me.

  75. SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 2:56 am #

    So when did you realize that aliens traveled to Earth from trillions of light years away just to say we all need more and bigger GAE?

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    • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      GAE = Global American Empire?

      • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

        lol yep that is it! And it is pronounced gay /ge?/

  76. SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 3:30 am #

    Apparently the narcissistic demons are getting people psyched out for a war with China by posting videos of Chinese people boiling dogs alive for din din.

    • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      So they eat the whole dog, innards and all? I think boiled plutocrat would be much better, as long as you skip the eating part. If you boil them long enough you create a stew, which can then be fed to the livestock or used as fertilizer.

      • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

        Lol, Dis. I didn’t look at any of it as it would scar me for life. But supposedly it is real. I hope to believe it is not but sometimes i am naive. Si re plutocrats 😉

  77. SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 4:00 am #

    The FDA just approved a vaccine for anthrax which contains aluminum, formaldehyde and benzethonium chloride. There’s been a recent outbreak of anthrax among livestock in Nigeria. Apparently the animals have been ‘destroyed”. Wondering what kinda vaccine they might start giving to livestock and if they’ll even let people know they are doing it.

    • DaveO907 August 2, 2023 at 5:34 am #

      A monolithic juggernaut, massive, moves, seemingly course-affixed now, insensate, implacably this way.

      The sun, the Son?

      Where is its Light?

      Right now, like never before, we need more light, we need the Light.

      Where is the Light?

      Woe and dread. When one stops to listen to the voices on the wind,

      Closer comes

      • DaveO907 August 2, 2023 at 5:45 am #

        Old friends’ laughter haunting these silent ancient mountains, my memories catch the condored spires… echoes across their canyons and lift lift lift toward the closer gloaming moon…
        And the old friends once young too.
        Hearing their laughter and seeing their smiles across that gulf of time, now knitting ever-closer. Feeling that sun warm on fresh skin unwrinkled.
        Red, red are the autumn rosehips in the light of promise.
        Just like me and you. The way we were.

        • DaveO907 August 2, 2023 at 5:53 am #

          Late Night Radio

          You’ve heard that old late night sound
          When the stars stare down from space
          With no one else at all around
          And the sun just hides his face
          Life’s rhythms then begin to slow
          But those lonesome feelings won’t let go
          So I get up late at night sometimes
          And listen to the radio
          The sounds will come in clear,
          A sad song from long ago
          Then just like folks you once called friends
          They fade into time’s flow
          But you’ve felt that loose connection
          With others of your kind
          Who sit up late at night some where
          With too much on their mind

          Somewhere there is a trucker, out on that lonely road
          Along with what his semi hauls, he bears a heavy load
          He worries about his missus, how the kids will do in school
          He wonders about the turns he took, was he right or just a fool
          He’s driving down life’s highway with nowhere else to go
          And he’s not switching stations on that late night radio

          On a ship out on the ocean, the wheel watch begins
          At 0300 hours, the radar’s light is dim
          And a hot black cup of coffee fills the senses from within
          The stars are staring down from space
          The sailor’s thoughts will spin
          Like the compass needle pointing north, back home he’d like to go
          But he steers his ship through late night fog and hears his radio

          Yes we’re all out on that ocean, on that highway of the soul
          We’ve got our destinations, and we’re caught up in the flow
          Underneath soft starlight, when the winter winds blow cold
          There’s a burning like young summer love, onto which we hold
          A restlessness that wakes you up, somewhere in cosmic flow
          Hold it there, don’t touch that dial
          You’re on the radio

          • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

            3 o’clock

            the witching hour

            and I’ve got a tune for you Traveler. See ya on the other side xoxo


        • Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 9:22 am #


          Put down the Carlo Rossi jug
          Sweet dreams

      • Amman August 3, 2023 at 3:54 am #

        Let it come closer if it dare. It will find we are Dreader-than-dread.

    • benr August 2, 2023 at 8:50 am #

      They were giving the “Anthrax vaccine” to military people in 1997.
      How do I know?
      I rolled up my sleeve and was given three doses of it.
      Made me sick.

      • BackRowHeckler August 2, 2023 at 9:25 am #

        Huh, Chinese owned bio-lab discovered in a remote location near Reedley, Cal. I wonder what that’s all about?

        In other news Yellow Trucking — founded in 1929 and one of the largest carriers in the US — has closed its doors & filed for bankruptcy. 30,000 truckers and warehouse people out of work. The company is blaming the Teamsters, but the Teamsters claim they’ve made plenty of concessions over the years to help keep the company afloat; from what I can tell it seems like bad management brought this company down more than anything else.

        • benr August 2, 2023 at 10:43 am #

          Might be part of it.
          It really is the price of diesel, vehicle repair and upkeep and labor.
          The cost of doing business is astronomical now.

        • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

          Hopefully Yellow won’t be a harbinger of things to come. I’ll bet their goal was to go driverless.

      • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        I must have had it too then. Got so many shots while I was in that I never kept track.

        • BackRowHeckler August 2, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

          We got the E shot in basic training. Right in the ass. It was paralyzing & painful, and if you limped the CC would kick you right in the sore spot.

      • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        Wow, I’m sorry you had to go through that! Hopefully nothing long term that you’ve had to deal with.

    • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      The PTB have to create pestilence conditions since they don’t currently actually exist. We’re in warm climate times, which historically means plenty of food and longer life for humans. So they are attempting to manufacture situations that artificially create famine and pestilence, in order to convince the peasants that we must all move to stack ‘n’ pack rabbit hutches and own nothing to appease the earth gods.

      If they kill off, dump, poison, destroy all the food, then they create pestilence and famine.

      Look for more of that going forward.

      • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        Definitely. And in the countries with the highest crop yields they are literally forcing farms to shut down. Much like the communist regimes in the old Soviet Union and China manufactured famines to starve out the kulaks and lao beijing.

    • Amman August 3, 2023 at 4:08 am #

      can u post a link?

      • SoftStarLight August 3, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

        here ya go


  78. mrs_saj August 2, 2023 at 8:52 am #

    New news, Fitch has downgraded the US’s credit rating from AAA to AA+. Let’s see how this information percolates within the market. Janet Yellen for one was shocked and disappointed.

    My only response to Fitch is “What took you so long?”

  79. Anthea August 2, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    Since no one here has given me an opening to brag about the garden, I guess I’ll have to take matters into my own hands….

    Long story short: Every time I go out to pick a couple of tomatoes for breakfast, it’s ripe tomatoes as far as the eye can see (at least my eyes, which are in need of an ophthalmologist’s attention). Even with both my daughter and I canning as fast as we can, we can’t seem to keep up. And while we’re picking tomatoes, it is with a nagging feeling at the back of our minds that the peppers are groaning under the weight of big fat peppers that need to be picked, a bunch more eggplants have reached a good size (while my daughter and I each have six or eight sitting in our refrigerators and no time to process them), and the green beans require a third picking.

    The tomatillos have been altogether neglected for now. While I’m trying not to look at them, I can’t help but notice that about a bushel of tomatillos seem to be ready to pick. Carrots that were seeded awhile back have not come up and need to be re-seeded. My daughter keeps up with the blackberries as best she can. (I suspect she was never able to get all the peaches canned.) The pear tree’s branches are all bent over with fruit. My daughter and her husband also have a pecan tree that rains pecans every year, and I think they’ve given up trying to figure out what to do about them. I had the same trouble with hazelnuts at my old house, so I get it.

    Neither of us have ever experienced so productive a garden–and we didn’t even get the whole area planted. (Good thing we didn’t plant okra this year. It will make you crazy trying to keep up with it.)

    Right now, I’m trying to get enough of my morning coffee in me to be ready to go out and pick another 40-50 pounds of tomatoes while it’s still cool enough to be outdoors–after picking about the same amount yesterday and only making it about halfway down the row. My daughter said last night that she plans to pick tomatoes and black berries this morning, so maybe I’ll have company. We should be able to pick 40-50 pounds each. There are a massive amount of small or cherry-size tomatoes that I’ve been dehydrating.

    I suggested to my daughter that she ask relatives or neighbors if they wanted to pick tomatoes (till their eyes bleed), but she seems to want to set an olympic record for canning.

    • mitchellc August 2, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      Over the years we’ve had various bumper yields of tomatoes, squash and other seasonal vegetables. (I have photos of mounds of huge, heirloom tomatoes that often times we simply turned into puree for winter sauce.)

      We also have a handful of fruit trees, and likewise certain years we have so much citrus that much of it goes into the compost pile. (We have a young Haas coming on line that will probably produce too much fruit as well.)

      This year has been pretty sparse all around, even after the wettest winter in recorded history.

      Sometime I think it’s the soil that is being depleted, yet I turn under both compost and plenty of chemical fertilizers in the beds. Sometimes it seems that there aren’t many bees – at least in the spring – but now that our flowering decorative plants are in full bloom, there’s bees (and hornets) buzzing everywhere.

      I guess the point is, that the world goes on. The only superficial moments that we record in our short life times tend to become exagerrated because it’s the only point of reference we have.

      • elysianfield August 2, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        Southern Oregon, zone 8+, 80 degree weather every day and the tomatoes are still not ripe.

        Been a strange year.

        • BackRowHeckler August 2, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          I’m finally getting some good tomatoes for once, red & juicy; I already made up a few batches of BLTs for the neighborhood.

          E! HOW’D THE PIE COME OUT?

          • elysianfield August 2, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

            The pie crust, baked at the lowest point of the oven, and nearest to the elements to receive the radiant heat of the elements, worked to bake the crust to some semblance of adequacy. Top of the pie was stressed, as were the bananas, which were lovingly laid on top in a geometric pattern. Between sobs I choked it all down, with whipped cream. Thanks for asking.

            Next pie will be a chocolate pie with bananas….

          • Disaffected August 2, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

            Tomatoes alone are reason enough for a garden. Raised beds with gopher screens on the bottom going in this fall, hoping for bumper crops of tomatoes and NM green chiles next year to get things going. New coyote fence should keep the deer at bay, but will add additional fencing as necessary.

          • Anthea August 3, 2023 at 12:52 am #

            @ Disaffected:

            I have turned into a desperate enthusiast for peppers. Many people are, and up until recently I couldn’t understand the appeal. One of my old high-school friends loved to grow all kinds of peppers, and I was puzzled by this. I asked her, “But what do you do with them? What would I put them in?” She replied, “EVERYTHING!”

            Now I see what she means. I have recently learned that pickled Jalapenos are a great addition to buttery popcorn.

        • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

          The weather here has been nearly perfect for hot-weather crops: high eighties to low nineties, follow by the past week of temps hovering around 100. (It’s now back in the nineties.) We’ve had enough intermittent rain that I’ve hardly had to water at all.

          One thing that makes a big difference is the three-foot wide weed barrier between the rows. It holds in the soil’s moisture. This stuff is a real game-changer when it comes to weeding, too.

      • Islander August 2, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        “Sometimes it seems that there aren’t many bees – at least in the sprin”

        JHK also reported a dearth of bees and other insects to pollinate his fruit trees this past spring.

        I wondered about the (wild) beach plums—I didn’t see any insects around them when they were blooming profusely. Yet it looks like this will be a bumper year for beach plums. I can’t recall when I have seen so many.

        Generally, though, it looks to me as though there are many fewer insects generally, also around flower beds.

        • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

          I haven’t seen many bees this year. My daughter used to keep bees, but after getting stung a few too many times and having a couple of hives fail, she decided it wasn’t worth it. We seem to have an abundance of insect life of other kinds around here.

          Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are self-pollinating, so you don’t need pollinators. Green beans require pollinators, but apparently they attracted plenty.

          There are definitely fewer insects than when I was a kid. Every time we went for a drive back then, the windshield was splattered with bugs, as was the car’s grille. That doesn’t happen any more–at all.

          • stelmosfire August 2, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

            “Every time we went for a drive back then, the windshield was splattered with bugs, as was the car’s grille.”

            Much of what you notice is modern cars being much more aerodynamic. Take a 1970 Econoline (otherwise known as a rolling sheet of plywood) out for a spin during a Mayfly hatch and get back to me.

          • Anthea August 3, 2023 at 12:55 am #

            @ stelmosfire:


      • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

        It’s good to have a good year, because next year could be a bad year. One year most of my tomatoes were killed by early blight. Everyone else was fighting the same thing, and I didn’t find out what to use for a fungicide until it was too late for it to help much.

        I’ve never before had any success with eggplant, as the flea beetles have always devoured the whole plant while it was still small. This year, I researched how to grow them online. Flea beetles don’t damage larger plants (very much), so the trick is to start them quite early indoors and don’t put them out to harden off till they’re about 8 inches tall–and probably about a foot tall when planted out in the garden.

        We also had only moderate success with peppers last year. I think some of the problem was the variety. This year we planted Red Giant and Chinese Giant bell peppers, and they are huge and prolific. The Poblanos never seemed to get very big last year, and the color was not the deep black-green that you want to see. This year, we have big black-green ones. I think this may be from the hybrid Baron Poblano seed from Johnny’s, but I am not sure, as my plant labels that I wrote out with an indelible marker turned out not to be indelible. (A friend told me to use pencil next time.) I think I need to look for seed for a more robust looking Jalapeno for next year, as most of mine are not very big. The Mulatto Isleno (a choice kind of Poblano) seed turned out to be Shishito seed–a happy accident, because it turns out that I love the Shishitos, which I had never even heard of. The Sweet Habaneros seem very slow to ripen, so I’ve gotten very few.

        We always grow Strike green beans, as we’ve found them the most productive. But I’ve never seen them THIS productive.

        I think much of our success is because my daughter keeps goats, and she put goat manure on the garden for about eight years–but last year’s garden was still not this successful. (I’ve never gardened on good soil before. I used to go to a neighbor’s llama farm and bring home 50-gallon storage bins of llama poo, but it was never enough.)

        I think the main reason for this year’s abundance is the Dr. Earth organic fertilizer. We tried it last year on one row of tomatoes, and they went nuts. So we decided to put it on everything this year.

      • malthuss August 2, 2023 at 5:33 pm #


      • benr August 2, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

        You need more than one avocado tree to get it to fruit.
        One within spitting distance for bees.

    • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      That’s incredible. You are self-sustaining! Marvelous. Thanks for the update.

      I wish I had a tree that rained pecans. I LOVE THEM.

      I have a lot of tomatoes but nothing like what you describe! Just enough to maybe make a few jars of tomato sauce.

      • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

        When the kids were at home, I usually planted about 35 tomato plants, which I considered the minimum for a family–and that wasn’t enough for the canned goods to last through the winter.

        Last year we grew about 75 feet of tomatoes, one 50-foot row and one 25-foot row. The short row didn’t do very well, as we didn’t apply fertilizer (Dr. Earth), but we probably harvested about 150 pounds of tomatoes. This year we have two 50-foot rows. So I think we have over 50 plants, most doing well. They are growing on two 50-foot lengths of fencing, which my daughter calls “cattle panels.” (They look like hog-wire to me.) This is a super-easy way to grow them, compared to stakes or cages. You just keep poking the vines through the fence–though they still fall over a lot.

        I think we probably could be food self-sufficient, if we really had to be. But our diet would be a lot more limited than we’d like. Usually my daughter raises four hogs, and of course they have goats. But she started working full-time about a year ago, so no hogs this year or last year–and no milking the goats, either. But she quit her job about a month ago, just in time for a deluge of vegetables. And they also have a bunch of chickens.

        • mrs_saj August 2, 2023 at 5:34 pm #


          Now I know what I’m doing wrong. I have four tomato plants! Thirty-five is amazing! Enjoy your garden of Eden.

    • DaveO907 August 2, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Seriously awe-some. Ya done good.

      • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

        @ Dave0907:


    • Islander August 2, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      Anthea, thanks for taking the braging initiative!
      It ‘s so good to hear about the bounties of nature (with plenty of human sweat on the side)..

      As for “Neither of us have ever experienced so productive a garden,” my sister, who has a landscaping business, said last summer that she thinks things are growing more—despite a number of problems with trees species that are being attacked by one thing and another—and she thinks it is the higher CO2 levels.

      • SoftStarLight August 2, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        Yeah I have heard this often too. I also notice that plants are doing better and needing less water in the extremely hot and dry summer we have been having.

      • Jarek August 2, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

        Attacked by insects as one of the things, right?

      • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

        I sometimes like to imagine what our area would look like if all the big corporate farms ceased to exist (which I think they would, if there were an end to government subsidies). Most people around here have small acreage–5-20 acres. Most of them work all the time, so they don’t do much with them. But I can imagine a whole county full of self-sufficient food-producers, some specializing in meat, some in dairy, and some in vegetables–plus beekepers, orchards, and nuts and berries. Some people would grow grains, and some people would grow hay. (Growing good hay is quite a skill. Your goats will turn up their noses at inferior hay.)

        I imagine how easily the area could produce everything everyone needs, and most of the stuff they might want. One local woman is an artisan cheesemaker who sells to restaurants and high-end stores, and I know another woman who has gotten quite skilled at this. There are several bakers/confectioners who are running little cottage industries. That’s the kind of world I’d like to see.

        • MaryQueen August 2, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

          Given that now the average person has access to farming equipment, enough anyway for a 5-10 acre set-up, there’s no reason (except the obvious) that people can’t be self-sufficient. Of course you and I know that this is by design. We’re supposed to be dependent on gov’t so that they can get us to do whatever they want.

          It would be spectacular to see more and more people grow their own food, and sell the overage in local farmer’s markets.

          • Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

            Y’all realize that up to certain latitude, year-round farming is a part time gig? Even with Quonset huts draped in plastic.
            “Let me guess grandma? Pickled beets again… because the man is trying to kill us? Ugh!”

          • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

            @ Edge Lord:

            If you’ve ever talked to much older people who grew up on mostly self-sufficient farms, they tell a much different story. Back in the 1980s, my next-door neighbor was a elderly woman who was raised on a farm. When I talked about my little garden, she informed me with bubbly enthusiasm, “Oh, when I was a girl, we made a BIG garden!” She also told me about how, “Oh, we had such a good time in winter!”

            Of course, people in the country had no refrigeration back then (unless they had an ice house), but they had a variety of canned goods: green beans, tomatoes, carrots, corn, pickled peppers, pickles, peaches, pears, apples, berries, jams and jellies, etc. Some fruits and vegetables will keep well into winter in a root cellar: apples, pears, onions, squash, carrots, beets, turnips. rutabagas, and cabbage. When my neighbor talked about “a good time in winter,” I always pictured the ladies pulling pies, bread, rolls, and cookies out of the oven. I recently learned that my in-law’s family always had pie for dessert, seven days a week. The way this was explained to me was that the family had fruit trees. When you have fruit trees, there is always WAY too much fruit for the family to consume in a year’s time, unless you get creative. So the grandmother of the family canned all the apples and peaches. Once a week she made seven pies, so she would have one for dessert every day. If company came over, she would always offer them a piece of pie. She was thus able to use all that fruit.

            There is a short story by Mark Twain that I once ran across (and haven’t been able to find since) about the idyllic food situation on a Missouri farm in the 1800s.

            You might also want to read James Whitcomb Riley’s poem, “Out to Old Aunt Mary’s.” Old Aunt Mary’s nephews had no complaints about the food.

          • Anthea August 2, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

            @ Edge Lord:

            Yes, year-round farming is not feasible in northern areas, but the winter season seems to have alway been regarded as a welcome time of rest (relatively speaking). During the warmer months, the farmer often works from “cain’t see to cain’t see.” In winter, about all you have to do is feed and water the animals–which still can be quite a chore when it’s very cold. The rest of the time you can shell beans, crack nuts, mend clothing, and eat pie.

            Every woman I ever knew who grew up on a farm disliked shelling beans. Apparently this had to be done almost daily, with the whole family taking part.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 3, 2023 at 12:06 am #

            Or just give it away at the markets in a gift economy. If you sell, then you’re using government money, yes? So they still have you by the gonads.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 3, 2023 at 12:08 am #

            I should learn pickling soon. I love pickled stuff and of course that’s a form of preservation. I’m getting a hankering for something pickled now as I write this and do have some mixed pickles in the fridge, so off I go…

          • MaryQueen August 3, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

            Edge… it should be obvious that people who can’t grow year ’round do things like saving food for the winter, which includes canning, salting, preserving…

          • Anthea August 3, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

            @ The Man They Call Zazelle:

            Pickling is probably the easiest type of canning. There are several methods. I always loved the deli-style “half sour” pickles. These are lacto-fermented and sometimes called refrigerator pickles. (There are recipes online.)

            There are some types of pickles where they claim that you don’t even need to process them in a water bath, but just fill the jars with hot liquid, screw on the lid, and turn the jars upside-down for a few minutes. The ones I made that way were English Pub Style Pickled Onions. (Processing is said to make them soft and mushy.)

            When the kids were still at home, one of my daughters loved pickled okra, so I used to make that. Okra is so productive that you’ll have trouble keeping up with a few plants.

            I just got done canning four pints of pickled jalapenos. I have a feeling that these may be WAY too hot, as they are all fully ripe red jalapenos. My daughter thinks that you should slosh the cut peppers in a bowl of cold water before putting them in the jars. The idea is to rinse away a lot of the seeds. I did this batch this way, and it is much better looking without all the seeds, and maybe not as hot. I just started using Pickle Crisp this year, to prevent canned peppers from getting soft and mushy, but I haven’t tried the pickled jalapenos yet.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 3, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

            Hi Anthea. Well if it’s easiest (I like fast too), it’s probably for me.

            When I moved out on my own, I tried to turn a cabbage head into sauerkraut, but wasn’t sure about how it was progressing or even what to look for and/so at my age, too, decided to just threw it out. I never went back to trying.

            I’d also like to try making homemade vinegar. I can already ferment fruit, so maybe it’s a little like that. But the question too is, are pickles like veggies in vinegar? I mean, is vinegar part of the natural result of pickling? Just questioning out loud and something I have to look into.

            Another question is, could you have simply opened the top of the peppers where the seeds are located and scraped, with your fingers or some utensil, the seeds out?

            Anyway, I generally dislike the soft and mushy kinds of pickles, so I’ll be looking for techniques and recipes that try to avoid that.

            (Typed this while eating a salad of stuff from the garden.)

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 3, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

            Incidentally, our local city government, in one of its small parks nearby, planted a garden section of edibles. One evening, I took a better look at what was growing. I knew what were most of them, except one in particular that smelled very nice.

            So I took a clipping of it and brought it home to do an online search. But just before I did, I suddenly suspected what it was. Somehow I had come across it before, but had forgotten about it:

            Lemon verbena.

            I confirmed it online and at the same time decided to look into growing clippings. So after I send this comment, I’ve got an empty peanut-butter jar filled with moist compost and will head out on my bike and sneak a couple of clippings and try to root them. I’ll let you know if I have success or failure.

            I drink bucketloads of tea and tried that lemon verbena clipping in some and it was pretty good, and went far on so little, so I’d like to try growing some indoors all year ’round.

    • Amman August 3, 2023 at 4:04 am #

      Well done, you humblebrag!

  80. Amman August 2, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    So sick and tired reading about pols with one foot in the grave or jail.

    Far more interesting to read interviews about how average folks – individuals/families – successfully resisted the crime waVe.

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  81. Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

    The DOJ is not weaponized.
    Not at all.
    Just want to throw that out there.

    Ray Epps is gangsta mob boss

    As is Hunter & The Big Guy

    Halls of justice painted green
    Money talking
    Power wolves beset your door
    Hear them stalking
    Soon you’ll please their appetite
    They devour
    Hammer of justice crushes you
    The ultimate in vanity
    Exploiting their supremacy
    I can’t believe the things you say
    I can’t believe
    I can’t believe the price you pay
    Nothing can save you
    Justice is lost
    Justice is raped
    Justice is gone
    Pulling your strings
    Justice is done

    • Amman August 3, 2023 at 4:15 am #

      “When justice is gone,
      there’s always force
      and when force is gone,
      there’s always mom.”

      Laurie Anderssen

  82. Islander August 2, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

    “There are two blobs-one in DC and one that is international. Most American do not accept supranational legitimacy but how best to combat international organizations and private capital paymasters that wish to direct our own national identity? ”

    This is the crux, or one of the cruxes, of the matter. To what extent is the international blob congruent with the national one?

    In the past, those who have investigated this issue have been accused of conspiracy theorists, or just written off as nuts.

    So. those theorists and “nuts” have always, IMO, been over the target in these speculations and investigations.

    Regardless of who the actual authors were of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion—someone wrote it, FFS—it was pretty much a recipe book for what has been occurring at least since 2000, now speeding up.

    • Jarek August 2, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

      Also read the de facto sequel to the Protocols, Practical Idealism by Baron Kalergi.


      *THESE ARE ALL THE AUTHOR’S WORDS, NOT MINE:”The man of the future will be a mixed breed. Today’s races and castes will fall victim to the increased overcoming of space, time and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its features to the ancient Egyptians, will replace the nations with a diversity of personalities.” *Written in 1925, this explosive book has never before been published in English! Reading Practical Idealism requires a strong stomach! It is the foremost and detailed plan to destroy the indigenous nations and peoples of Europe; what Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi called for was not only the destruction of European nations, but also the deliberate ethnocide of the indigenous Caucasian race of the European continent. This, he proposed, should be done through enforced mass migration to create an undifferentiated homogenous race to be dominated by a wealthy self-electing elite. *It is a little known aspect of history that this man is the spiritual founder of the European Union, and that he is still celebrated and revered today by the leadership of the EU. Every year, in his honour, the EU bestows the Coudenhove-Kalergi prize to Europeans who have excelled in promoting his vision. Recent winners have been Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, and Henry Kissinger. What this globalist cabal and Coudenhove-Kalergi have in common is that they ultimately seek a one world state, with one government, one currency, one army, one religion, and one race.

      Jarek: The Baron was the son of an Austrian Nobleman and a Japanese woman. He is the ultimate argument for not having babies with Asian women. If a boy, he may well not be able to identify with his White father, being simply too different from him. He will see his father as an alien, a tyrant, and grow to hate him as Kalergi hated the entire White race.

  83. Edge Lord August 2, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

    Jack Smith

    Reared in the wastelands surrounding Syracuse, NY.

    A dystopia of inbred rural types and abandoned manufacturing.

    Elliot Spitzer couldn’t believe he was in the US when he toured this part of his state.

    Graduate from esteemed SUNY school Oneonta.

    Commonly referred to as “Stoneonta” by the denizens of NY state due to its less than stellar educational reputation.

    He somehow attends Harvard Law after Stoneonta and marries a privileged child of academics and a Yaley who made a documentary film about Michelle Obama.

    Who said the little guy can’t make it anymore?

    Favors get called in Jacko
    Entry fee for the club
    Bud White, the LA Detective knows his role

  84. messianicdruid August 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

    Pattern break: listening to Thom Hartmann interviewing Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.

    They are discussing the possibility of DJT being elected in 2024. Scaring each other by saying he will do this and do that to keep himself in power and change the country ! basically all the sh!t the Democrats are doing right now.

    A hall of mirrors.

    • Islander August 2, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

      Thom Hartmann is a nice guy, I think.

      He was one of the first “alternative” web-based commentator whom I became aware of after 9/11.

      But he soon got lost—lost his edge and showed himself unable to think outside the box regarding, among other things, the JFK assassination.

      So many old lefties have not been able to evolve with the times. Their hearts were/are in the right place, but they misread more and more signs because always used the same lens.