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     Of course, Yahoo News, and all the rest of the in-the-tank news media greeted Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential announcement by branding him a “noted-anti-vaxxer,” as if that’s a bad thing. Yes, noted, thank you very much. Reuters elaborated: “Kennedy has been banned from YouTube and Instagram for spreading misinformation about vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic.” By now, whenever you see the agit-prop platitude spreading misinformation, does your brain not instantly translate that into telling the truth? And by now, does banishment from social media not tell you that certain guilty parties recognize a truth-teller when they see one?

     Bobby Kennedy stepped up on Wednesday and gave a long and comprehensive speech so rich with historic resonance, intelligence, and flat-out bravery — in the face of, let’s face it, a Satanic opposition — that he made every other figure aspiring to high office within memory look like quality-control rejects from evolution’s Homo sapiens assembly line. For 90-minutes in a Boston ballroom, RFK, Jr. told America the truth: that its entire matrix of leadership has laid one trip after another on our country going all the way back to the murders of his father and uncle, and he did it plainly, gently, humorously at times, but with an unmistakable gravitas and decorum that must scare the beJeezus out of the low life-forms currently running things.

     Most of all, Bobby demonstrated that there is a way out of the bad-faith wilderness America has been lost in for years. He spoke to the audience in the ballroom, and to the country, in an adult conversational tone, without notes, as if he expected that voters would actually understand the problems we face: the wicked partnerships of corporations and governments to swindle and gaslight the public; the reckless military adventurism-for-profit campaign that has bankrupted the USA, now culminating in the Ukraine fiasco; the botched response to the Covid-19 episode and the chicanery that induced it; the insults to our ecosystem that are destroying the other organisms who live with us on this planet; and the financial chicanery that is driving America into inflation and bankruptcy. He reminded the nation of the good-faith efforts sixty years ago to end racial injustice — which has lately turned into a series of dispiriting hustles to promote antagonism and separation.

     Bobby’s entry onto the national stage is already a shock to the political system, which is why the captive news media is trying so hard to squash the news about it. They know that he brings something to this game that can trip-up the players currently on-the-field and take the 2024 contest in a wholly different direction than the owners of the game expected. Bobby’s confident adult demeanor at the podium alone is a reassuring and sharp contrast to the spookish mental vacancy of “Joe Biden” and the egotistic childishness of Mr. Trump. Voters will not fail to notice the difference, possibly even Woke Democrats lost in vaccine raptures and other cultish transports of self-righteousness.

     I think RFK, Jr. sees very clearly the historical moment he represents. He’s keenly aware of the shade thrown over this land by the murders of his father and President Kennedy, and he has said flat-out in so many words that our own CIA was behind the dastardly acts. He’s been in a position to know the animus between JFK and the founding director of the CIA, Allen Dulles, and the reckless blunders of the agency and its partners in the Pentagon who buffaloed President Kennedy into the Bay of Pigs farce and then tried to drag him deeper into the Vietnam quagmire. JFK resisted that, threatened to shred the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the four winds… and Allen Dulles whacked him. He got away with it the same way that today’s Intel “community” got away with RussiaGate and all their subsequent crimes. In short, Bobby Kennedy knows what it looks like when a government is at war against its own people.

     Everybody I know is justifiably worried that the Intel spooks might have no qualms about whacking Bobby Jr. He is at least as dangerous to the establishment today as his father and uncle were back in their day. Thus, his bravery in stepping up now, knowing what he knows. At the least, he will drag a set of issues into the political arena that his rivals would prefer to keep out in the cold and dark. He’ll get some assistance from events themselves, which are spooling out fast now.

     The Neocon’s Ukraine project has gone south. The result, which should be hugely embarrassing to our State and Defense departments, will be the paradox of Russia restoring order to a region that we wrecked on-purpose at great cost to the denizens of Ukraine — and, as Bobby pointed out, at great cost to the shattered American middle-class. America will also have to face all the criminal activities around the Covid-19 story: the machinations of Dr. Fauci and company in developing the virus and then the vaccines that proved to be so harmful and deadly; the stupid, disastrous lockdowns; and the government-directed censorship campaign against any and all voices in opposition to medical tyranny.

     Most of all, the Democratic Party faces a severe reformation. It’s about to be dragged kicking and screaming out of the diabolical Woke hall-of-mirrors it gamboled into under the Clintons and Barack Obama. How those characters deal with the uncomfortable reality of RFK, Jr. will be something to behold. Finally, there is the news, straight from The New York Times, that “Joe Biden” intends to announce his reelection plans within days. The idea is preposterous, of course, the old grifter visibly oxidizing a little more each day in plain sight of the whole world.

     In fact, it’s just another one of their lies, another trip they’re laying on America. The establishment Dems are actually prepping Gavin Newsom to run, another haircut-in-search-of-a-brain, like John Kerry before him. Governor Newsom: the man who almost overnight proudly turned California into a third world shithole. That’s who Bobby Kennedy will be debating, one way or another, in the many months ahead. Whether America handle the truth remains to be seen.


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706 Responses to “Bobby Steps Up”

  1. Second Earl of Rochester April 21, 2023 at 9:24 am #

    Mr. Kennedy had better have an exceptionally talented and dynamic security team, and of course avoid hotel kitchens and open top automobiles. While this is said tongue in cheek, recent history should at least act as a sort of warning as to ends the deep state will go to should they deem someone a viable threat to their hegemony. That this is something even subject to discussion is a tragic statement on the times we live in. But here we are.

    • AZJJ April 21, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      Very true… also true is that JHK should not be too quick to start sliming good guy TRUMP. He might have offended many delicate little flowers (like JHK?)… but he turned out to be the best President in decades… perhaps since JFK.
      So let’s wait until, and IF, RFK Jr. makes it to the finals, before spitting on a guy that can and would turn this clusterfuck around.

      • Kashub April 21, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        JHK disappointed many of us on this blog with his dissing of Trump as if to postulate Kennedy is a shoo-in not a shoe horn to be toyed by the DNC till they get their new Anti-Christ nominated to perpetuate their wokesterisms/orgasims all the way to the Murican decapitulation climax. Jim forgets Trump fought the elites without alliances as he had bux to thart the money elites on the coasts – but does Kennedy have the same strategic alliances & $$: Methinks not.

        • C.O.Jones April 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          Question 1: Do you believe the Covid-19 scamdemic and resulting death shot was a deep state plot to depopulate the planet and enslave the remnant?

          Question 2: Is RFK Jr taking credit for it? Or is Donald Trump?

          Question 3: Who took a one million dollar check from Pfizer, declared a lockdown and shuffled off into the background?

          Question 4: What chance do we have of seeing the Covid crew prosecuted with reparations made from their confiscated wealth if RFK Jr. is president? Now, same question for the guy who takes credit for the shot “that saved hundreds of millions of lives.”

          • crudgemudgeon April 21, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            I’m not seeing any damage from the shot. I’m not vaccinated, I don’t trust Pharma or their hastily contrived “vaccine”.
            BUT I DO see the results of the open border.
            No more Kennedy Quixotes for me, please.

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

            Well the funeral homes are doing great and the life insurance industry has been savaged. Oh and doctors find long strings of bloody gook clogging up the bodies of vaccinated people who have died suddenly. But “you aren’t seeing any damage from the shot”? What does such a statement even mean?

          • C.O.Jones April 21, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            That damned shot killed my brother. I told him not to take it and he laughed at me and called me a conspiracy theorist. I know I have posted that information before so forgive me for being redundant but I’m still angry.

            You might feel different, crudgemudgeon, if you lost your only brother to that shot.

          • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

            C.O.Jones,

            I am sorry to hear about your brother. That is terrible. Since he called you a conspiracy theorist, I know you tried to warn him. That is all you could do. And no, it probably doesn’t make it any easier.

            I’d feel the same way in your shoes.

          • C.O.Jones April 22, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

            Thank you for the sentiment, mrs_saj.

            What I desire is more than just retribution.

            When I saw GWB smirking after getting off the plane on 9/11, I knew. On 9/12, I told my then best friend who was also my pastor that unless those responsible – and I named names that did not include Afghan cave dwellers – were held accountable and publicly tried and punished, that the USA was done.

            The same principle applies for this death shot/depopulation event that some people are calling a dress rehearsal. If those responsible are not held accountable, we are done as a planet.
            I have not heard RFK Jr. state that he favors prosecution but I’m waiting for him to say it. That MIGHT happen. It damn sure will not happen with Deep State Donny, the man with the vaccine injured son who takes “credit” for an untested gene therapy that has murdered millions and he claims saved hundreds of millions of lives.

            How much more time will pass before they crank up the next “pandemic?” If Deep State Donny is in office, can any sentient being expect him to do anything except step to the microphone and announce that he is personally working on the newest vaccine and will single handedly save the planet?

            Kennedy is the only politician I see who MIGHT do something about this. I disagree with his stance on some things, just as I do with any politician, but I know which way Trump will go in the next, promised, in-the-works pandemic.

            If you have not already, read Kennedy’s book The Real Anthony Fauci.

            Disclosure: Yes, my heart would swell with pride to utter the phrase “President Kennedy.”

        • laceration April 21, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

          Keep this in mind. It is not RFK vs. Trump. It is RFK and Trump vs. the Deep State. Peculiar how these posts from names I have never seen here got first in the queue and are driving a wedge. And just below in the comments another wedge: Climate change. Yes it is true its reality and solutions are just mostly more mindfucks. But could it be that the Climate Change farce gets extrapolated to all things environmental. How convenient! JHK is fundamentally environmental. He is about how our environs got degraded by Suburban build out. RFK is fundamentally environmental. Most of his career was as an environmental lawyer and he is acquainted with the machinations of the governmental bureaucracy. He knows where the bodies are buried. As much as I like Trump and I did vote for him, RFK is at another level of sophistication. If RFK was Prez in 2020, would the this covid fiasco have happened? Does Trump even know what a GMO is?

          • Amman April 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

            RFK President and and Trump VP would work or no?

            @JHK What say ye there?

          • Billy Hill April 21, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

            Trump VP? Not in a million years. Even if RFK-as-president could be figuratively heard ticking like a kitchen timer. There’s this matter of ego…

            RFK if smart will not fly — not even commercial. He’d be advised to travel in an Mrap.

            An oxidizing-as-we-watch Biden is one of the funner turns of phrase lately. As is “quality-control rejects from evolution’s Homo sapiens assembly line” which pretty much sums up the present leadership class in The West.

            Bravo. I’d share this with my woke siblings but they are beyond repair.

          • Pat Ormsby April 21, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

            I think it is good that Bobby decided to run as a Democrat. That way he is not in direct competition with Trump or DeSantis in the primaries. Otherwise, he would be a spoiler, setting up an establishment candidate to run against another establishment candidate, and if he ran as a third-party candidate, the result would be like Ralph Nader in 2000.

            But as JHK says, we will see if America is ready for him, or if they will continue desperately chasing the glorious Hollywood-made fantasies that got us into this trouble. If America is ready for this, there will be nothing the establishment can do to suppress his message, and God help them if he is martyred.

          • Yirgach April 22, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

            I can see a scenario where they whack Trump first in order to initiate martial law and total control, ie – no election.
            Everything else becomes secondary after that.

          • Amman April 22, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

            I don’t see a “whack” on anyone nowadays. The web will penetrate their mist and out the perps.

          • Amman April 22, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

            @ Benny Hill

            Spot-on. JHK’s books will stand the test of time. And the blog too. And in a way, some of us or at least our comments. ; )

          • C.O.Jones April 23, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            Trump’s ego would never allow him to be vice president, Amman. In the event RFK Jr. facilitated the prosecution of the perpetrators of the scamdemic and death shot, he would be condoning the prosecution of his VP. Not going to happen. Watch Kennedy’s announcement speech. He states that the lockdown conducted by Trump was the biggest shift of wealth and created more billionaires than any other single event in history. I don’t suppose that was an accident on Trump’s part.

            Listening to Kennedy’s speech, I don’t see how he could consent to an intellectually lightweight grifter who declared bankruptcy shortly before his 2016 campaign as his VP.

            When I first heard Kennedy’s spasmodic dysphonia, it made it hard to listen to him – not that I disagreed with him but because it sounds to me as if it’s painful for him to speak. Evidently that’s not the case because he said they’re not going to shut him up. I now find the spasmodic dysphonia a welcome alternative to the 200 word “terrible, terrible…it’s just so terrible, really really terrible…” vocabulary of Trump.

          • Amman April 23, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            @CO

            “In the event RFK Jr. facilitated the prosecution of the perpetrators of the scamdemic and death shot, he would be condoning the prosecution of his VP. ”

            The criteria and 1st priority is to shepard the nation through the LE as gracefully as possible.

            A functioning administration to clean house domestically is what is needed. Do these 2 together offer that?

        • Anon1970 April 21, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

          Back in the spring of 2016, I saw Trump address the annual AIPAC convention, where he pandered for Jewish votes and Sheldon Adelson’s money. I guess he had decided that it was better for him to use Sheldon’s money rather than his own to run lots of TV commercials.

          • crudgemudgeon April 21, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

            What’s not to like? He should use his own money?

          • Amman April 24, 2023 at 5:25 am #

            AIPAC? I’m guessing the LE is slouching towards them. And to the Deep State too whatever the f that is.

            That’s the realness of the LE.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 10:01 am #

      If he is isn’t incapacitated, then he isn’t a threat.

      The PTB are much more likely to off someone who’s a threat now than ever before. Notice no one cares or does anything about anything these days.

      Even watching their own kids being mutilated, or killed by vaccines, or the trans delusion. So why should anyone care if some candidate gets whacked?

      No, I am pretty sure that the PTB will use Bobby’s candidacy to their advantage. That is what they do.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        I would not be surprised if they allow him to win.

        He could win, fair and square.

        That would let the air out of the tires of the election-rigging charges, in the public’s mind.

        They’ve got time to come up with a way to deal with him.

        • SW April 21, 2023 at 11:23 am #

          The Democrats will spin this in one of two ways: no outright assignation of RFK, just a thorough character assignation will do. His first wife committed suicide so if you start seeing this trending, then you’ll know they picked this tactic.

          SW — “Assignation?” Your spell check is making you look stupid. — JHK Admin

          The second would be to get behind him and get 4 more years of Democratic rule hoping people will vote a straight party ticket but hamstring him with another rigged pandemic or bank collapse. Yellen stated clearly “that only banks that present a systemic risk will be bailed out.” Goodbye local banks and small businesses who use them for payroll, etc.

          I don’t know what will happen but for Biden’s barely animated corpse to hang on is crazy.

          • SW April 22, 2023 at 11:20 am #

            I didn’t catch that! Assassination. That’s better.

        • PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

          Very true, Beryl.

          How effective will any President be in dealing with the malignancy and resilience of the Deep State? It’s like a cancer which a surgery to excise it might kill the patient.

        • Amman April 23, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

          Why do you give these people – PTB shit – so many back-handed compliments?

  2. towhatend April 21, 2023 at 9:25 am #

    i have not listened to his speech, but did he address climate controls? he has been a big proponent of all things climate change/net-zero. will he do for climate controls what trump did for the vaccines/emergency authorizations?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 9:42 am #

      I don’t now whether it was from his speech or not, but on Twitter he said he couldn’t promise to be on anyone’s same side in every issue, but he promised he would keep an open mind and listen.

      The climate hustle is his “vaxx”, and I think that like President Trump, he believes the wrong thing because he wants to.

      Bobby just so happens to be against fossil fuels for environmental reasons, and a consensus that they are destroying the planet helps his cause.

      I can’t see anyone seriously listening with an open mind on climate change, who does not come to the conclusion that it’s a fraud.

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:59 am #

        The problem here with Bobby not nixing the entire Green Agenda flat out, is that he is popular because of his stance on covid – which is essentially over, except for the shouting – as a major issue, anyway, but the next lockdown is going to be over Climate Change, which I gather from recent speeches and legislation and WEF plans.

        That is the lockdown which also ushers in CBDC. Has Bobby talked about the move to digital cash or the collapse of the dollar? If not, then I am very concerned that he doesn’t really have our best interests in mind.

        He may be a one-trick pony (covid), we shall see how it unfolds. So far, I am seeing his role as Bernie 2.0, with the same M.O. which benefits the Dems and their coffers.

        • SW April 21, 2023 at 11:32 am #

          Before he became involved in the children’s vaccine controversy he was a popular speaker on climate change. I think you’re right, Mary, the next move for population control will be “climate catastrophe laws” but it will be incremental. They’re dipping their toe in the water with 15-minute cities, social credit scores and CBDC.

          I’ve always like Bernie Sanders b/c I felt whatever his political stands were, whether I agreed with them or not, he was sincere. But he folded in 2016 and endorsed Hillary when he knew she destroyed his candidacy. And he knows exactly who she is.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

            He didn’t fold, he did what he was enlisted to do, which was sheepdog. It was all a ruse, a fake, a psyop, whatever you wish to call it.

        • Aspen April 21, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Very well said MQ. Climate lockdowns are next. If RFK, Jr. does not call out the ruling class on the B.S. of anthropogenic global warming, he is simply another distraction. CO2 is plant food and the planet and it’s inhabitants will benefit from more, not less. It has nothing to do with global temperature. Read “The Real Inconvenient Truth” by M J Sangster, PhD for a cogent discussion of the forcings in nature that have been shown to influence climate.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

            Thanks for the tip on the book. There is absolutely no proof of devastating climate change. There is regular climate change, which has happened every day since the earth has been in existence.

            There’s actually been a cooling trend, but they’d have us think we’re burning alive.

            It’s all such unbelievable bullshit.

          • bill7424 April 21, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

            Mary Queen,
            Most of us get Climate and Weather mixed up. Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get. For the most part Climate takes about 25 to 30 years in any geographic area to show any significant change. But sometimes it could change in a very short period of time as it did with the Younger Dryas event, a cooling period that lasted from 12,900 – 11,600 years ago.

        • crudgemudgeon April 21, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          I see him as a way to split the anti-government vote, hurting DJT.

        • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

          MaryQ,

          I had not considered that climate change lockdowns are next. Yes, I know they are trying to outlaw ICE lawn equipment in California. And the bullshit over gas stoves is a joke. And corporate American along with the government are toying with the idea of carbon credits, which is another joke. Paying money does not actually reduce one’s carbon footprint.

          I just thought the next lock downs would be some new virus. I’ll think on this for a while.

          By the way, I have a really hard time picturing you living in California at one point. Did you have to keep your opinions to yourself?

          • Uncle Bob April 21, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

            California wasn’t always insane. As recently as the 1990s they elected mainstream Republicans to the Senate and governorship. The problem is, once Reagan made a deal with congressional Democrats ca. 1986, California was overrun with illegal immigrants who suddenly gained the franchise and made California a one-party catastrophe.

            Corporate America goes along with the nonsense because they want government to leave them alone, and because they know that new rules mean everybody will have to scrap perfectly serviceable cars and appliances and replace them with less-reliable, cost-efficient, but more “earth-friendly” and more-expensive cars and appliances, which means a windfall in their minds. Of course, those profits largely won’t be realized because the WEF and its allies plan to bankrupt everyone and return us all to serfdom (or worse) within the next seven years. That plan, if realized, will fulfill the prophecies of the Soviet communists, who predicted America would hang itself on the greed of its people and corporations.

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:49 am #

            I left CA in large part because I was tired of keeping my opinions to myself, and giving my opinion would have meant being fired, ostracized, etc.

      • AZJJ April 21, 2023 at 10:02 am #

        RFK Jr also was a BIG fan of the mega-corrupt and toxic bitch Hillary Clinton.
        Yes, let’s check out the FULL story on RFK Jr, as in what is his entire platform (probably VERY far left)… before lionizing him for a couple of very worthy positions and a dead father and uncle.

        • abbybwood April 21, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

          Any candidate who supports Crooked Hillary is a danger. Imagine him making a deal to choose her for VP?

          And Trump loves Lindsay “the Warmonger” Graham. They have to have some kind of “deal” which has to be dirty.

          This might be the first election in my life where I refuse to participate.

        • Mac April 21, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

          I believe he’s a gun grabber. Don’t blame him given his family history, but that is a major litmus test. I’m willing to listen to him though. There is much to commend in his speech. I fear for his safety.

      • jlmartin April 21, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        I think the climate issues are real. The fraud is not with the science, but with the solutions offered by the politically connected. Any contract handed out by the government will go to a friend and almost by definition will not solve any of the problems with environmental destruction. Taxes are used for the benefit of insiders. Real environmental policy would be to do less not buy more. There is not much profit for corporations is doing less. But until we start doing less there is no solution.

        • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

          jlmartin,

          I assure you, the fraud is with the science. As in, scientists lose their funding if they can’t produce the desired results.

          Math is inherently true. But the people running the numbers are depending on those numbers to sustain their careers and funding.

          Planet earth has been through multiple ice ages. So I know that the climate changes. It has entered ice ages and guess what, it has exited ice ages, too. The amazing part is that the planet did this, multiple times, all while not a single internal combustion engine existed.

          Good luck with your climate issues.

          • Uncle Bob April 21, 2023 at 11:37 pm #

            An acquaintance I know who sometimes reads this blog recently sent me a photo taken in one of the buildings at Cornell. The photo shows the somewhat successful efforts of scientists to control the weather. Fine, you may say. Except the weather is to be controlled in order to benefit people and countries who agree with certain global initiatives, while punishing people and nations who oppose those initiatives. So, while the onager in a dress known as Stephanie Abrams and her colleagues at The Wrather Channel Brady about “catastrophic climate change,” there may be a kernel if truth to what they say — but it’s for the wrong reasons, and it’s to get everyone to believe the bullshit.

          • Uncle Bob April 21, 2023 at 11:38 pm #

            That’s “The Weather Channel bray,” not whatever the hell autocorrect decided to print instead. *sigh*

          • Yirgach April 22, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            @mrs_saj Yes, Planet earth is STILL in an Ice Age, it is currently Interglacial, a short period of 12000 years or so of increased warming before the next glacial onset.

            You are correct about the funding. There are other agendas at work here, most notably income redistribution.

        • crudgemudgeon April 21, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

          Yes, every solution put forth by government and corporations involves more. The answer is less.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        He doesn’t have the money, so he’s not threat, right? You can’t win without massive funding, unless you are very rich. So if the money shows up from somewhere, we can assume that the vaccine stuff is or has become “a limited hangout” and he is the Democrat Dark Horse.

        • Uncle Bob April 21, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          He’s at 14% among Democrats, most likely because he’s a global warming alarmist, a Fauci critic, and a Kennedy.

  3. Wxtwxtr April 21, 2023 at 9:29 am #

    “… noted …” !!! Perhaps “notorious” or “infamous” would be better?
    More inflammatory?

  4. Bill of Rights April 21, 2023 at 9:35 am #

    Would a Kennedy presidency just simply leave us alone for a few years? That’s all I am asking of the state at this point.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 9:45 am #

      Donald Trump threw a monkey wrench into their attacks for three blessed years.

      Then he turned around and started facilitating their goals.

      It’ hard to say, because that climate hustle is a major part of the global takeover, and he isn’t coming out swinging against that as Trump did.

  5. PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:36 am #

    Good morning, and thanks.

    “In fact, it’s just another one of their lies, another trip they’re laying on America. The establishment Dems are actually prepping Gavin Newsom to run, another haircut-in-search-of-a-brain, like John Kerry before him. Governor Newsom: the man who almost overnight proudly turned California into a third world shithole. That’s who Bobby Kennedy will be debating, one way or another, in the many months ahead.”

    Yes. Newsom will be the actual Establishment’s pick for 2024. Biden may actually announce; however, he will be shuffled (maybe not so kindly) to the sideline.
    Newsom is one of the Party of Chaos’s Manchurian candidates of an empty vessel who “holds any idea”, similar to Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, or any number of their political agents. He is younger and an extremely glossy individual who has enough verbosity to make him effective politically.

    “Bobby Kennedy stepped up on Wednesday and gave a long and comprehensive speech so rich with historic resonance, intelligence, and flat-out bravery — in the face of, let’s face it, a Satanic opposition — that he made every other figure in this land aspiring to high office within memory look like quality-control rejects from evolution’s Homo sapiens assembly line. ”

    Yes, I agree. From what I’m reading and listening to about RFK jr, is that he would be a continuation of the moderate, decent, classical Liberal ideas & policies which largely defined the Kennedy family collectively. It is this broad mix of Rooseveltian New Deal social programs, an equality of opportunity (and not outcome, importantly), reasoned positions on health & the environment, a strong sense for education, anti-war, and all this delivered & argued from a kind of Catholic Communitarian position, aided by heavy & effective use of philosophy (for example, the appeal to Stoicism).

    “It’s true, it’s true, the crown has made it clear
    The climate must be perfect all the year

    A law was made a distant moon ago here
    July and August cannot be too hot
    And there’s a legal limit to the snow here in Camelot

    The winter is forbidden till December
    And exits March the second on the dot
    By order, summer lingers through September in Camelot

    Camelot: Camelot
    I know it sounds a bit bizarre
    But in Camelot: Camelot
    That’s how conditions are

    The rain may never fall till after sundown
    By eight, the morning fog must disappear
    In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot
    For happily ever after in than here in Camelot

    Camelot: Camelot
    I know it gives a person pause
    But in Camelot: Camelot
    Those are the legal laws

    The snow may never slush upon the hillside
    By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear
    In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot
    For happily ever after in than here in Camelot”

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    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 9:47 am #

      They always planned to usher Joe out and blame everything on his mental decline.

      • oilie April 21, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        And who would want to replace smokin’ Joe? The media cover for his gaffes well enough to get him elected again and that leaves the present cabal in charge, which is their aim.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      Yes, the WEF scourge is not slowing down, and Gavin The Hair is one of their top puppets. Whee! The US will get its very own Justin Trudeau clone. Won’t that be fun?

      • PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

        Yes! Good point

      • Vegan Shark April 22, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        Gavin the hair to the throne?

    • Kashub April 21, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      JHK brought up a serious and timely topic for us disheartened
      with the crumbling status of the West, and U putrify it by ur silly poetic insertion here. If I want poetry I can pull up Yeats, Catallus et al not ur drivel. Goback to ur Cambridge dorm till u wake up from ur stupor.

      • SangPur April 21, 2023 at 11:04 am #

        “Camelot” is a reference to the JFK-Jackie Whitehouse as it was referred to at the time. Did you miss that?

    • SangPur April 21, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      Not to put too fine a point on it, but that line should read:

      For happ’ly-ever-after-ing

      My parents used to wear the grooves off that LP every Sunday in my teen years.

    • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Ted Kennedy was the gentile front man for opening up our borders to the Third World. RFK Jr speaking glowingly of Uncle Teddy.

      What an utterly degraded lineage.

      • crudgemudgeon April 21, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        Yup

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

        RFK has only one legitimate mission: To drag the Dems out of their ideology of Woke insanity and back to old school Liberalism.

        I’d rather be confronted with battling Democrats who are merely WRONG in most subjects, than Democrats who want to use tyranny to suspend reality and impose a Woke Hell upon us all.

    • Uncle Bob April 21, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

      You forget that the Kennedys got rich through Old Joe’s bootlegging and insider trading. And that their “decency” resulted in a lobotomy for one of RFK Jr’s aunts. And that Uncle Teddy was a drunkard, a lout, a sexual harasser — and, most likely, a murderer. Not exactly the wonderful family we’ve been told about for 70 years. Finally, when Bicycle Joe was elected in 1972, Time magazine extolled the lying racist piece of shit and his family of crooks as the second coming of the Kennedys. Hmmmm.

  6. NickelthroweR April 21, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    No need to assasinate him. All they have to do is rig Super Tuesday like they did for Biden. The primaries were rigged just like the general election.

    I don’t see Kennedy riding in on his white horse to save us. We are on our to reap the whirlwind.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:53 am #

      Yes, I agree 100%.

      It’s up to us and it has never been clearer.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Us? There is no us. The Democrats made sure of that. And the so called conservatives helped with the bat shit Libertarianism.

        One lady: Every one should be able to go anywhere.

        Anthea and Alba: How can a leader care about “the People” unless he or she knows every one of them?

        Grotesque, is it not? The denial of the People’s existence; a reduction to just alienated, isolated individuals. Paula’s random assortments of people. But note: They still have to be dealt with the aggregate. Even Marxists know that.

        • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

          Ladies have their say on this platform, and it’s driving you (even more) insane.

          😀

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            Of course! Their ridiculous say…..

        • GreenAlba April 21, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          “Anthea and Alba: How can a leader care about “the People” unless he or she knows every one of them?”

          Another of the lying toad’s barking mad quotes from the fuzzy side of his barking mad brain.

          Citations, toad, or STFU.

          The boy is in meltdown.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

            He’s been melting down for some weeks now.

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

            @ GreenAlba:

            Certainly, I never said that–or anything like it.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

            Of course you didn’t, Anthea.

            I’ve yet to see A-Jerk correctly quote anything from any of us. He just lies like a rug.

    • Q. Shtik April 21, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      We are on our to reap the whirlwind. – NickelthroweR

      ===========

      I think there is a word missing from the above sentence but I can’t figure out what it is.

      on our own perhaps?

      • Amman April 21, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

        Don’t you have Autofill? ; )

        • Q. Shtik April 21, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

          Ask Nickel, he’s the one who wrote it.

      • NickelthroweR April 21, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

        Yes, sorry.

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

        For the love of God, please STFU about typos and minutia.

        • Q. Shtik April 21, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

          For the love of God – MQ

          =======

          Have you forgotten, I’m a non-believer?

          So what was the missing word? I still don’t know.

          • Rulo Deschamps April 21, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

            It’s “own,” Q, as you knew, and as every reader understood. You’re quite Byzantine in your corrections, forgetting

            1- a blog’s comment section is sorta stream of consciousness, and nobody cares about minor typos and improper uses of the language, focusing instead on whether a point is made or not,

            2- you make plenty of mistakes yourself when you write. You should run spell check on your stuff before posting. It’s quaint and funny, your school marm pose, to a point, but it can be irritating at times.

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:47 am #

            He even fucked up his sentence correcting someone else:

            “I think there is a word missing from the above sentence but I can’t figure out what it is.

            on our own perhaps?”

            Should be a comma after “sentence.” “On” is not capitalized, even though it is preceded by not only a paragraph break, but a period. Since he’s quoting a phrase, it should also be set off in quotation marks.

            Same thing every week. Q corrects people, but can’t write without making the same mistakes he’s correcting.

            I agree with Rulo: Blog comment sections are not places where people need to be corrected. If you get their gist, that’s good enough.

          • Q. Shtik April 22, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

            It’s “own,” Q, as you knew, and as every reader understood. – Rulo

            =========

            No Rulo, you are wrong. I must have read your sentence half a dozen times wondering what the hell is wrong with this? There seems to be a missing word but what the hell is it? And then the word “own” popped into my head.

            Perhaps “every other reader” knew instantly that the missing word was “own.” If so, good for them.

            My belief is that the writer of a comment should make every effort to write flawless sentences. Why should the reader be forced to do the writer’s work? Errors will still be missed and go uncorrected but they will be far fewer.

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

            I have to defend Q. here. I make plenty of errors myself, but these errors still bug me, and I don’t much mind being called out for my own errors.

            I will say that most people here do a lot better than commenters on ticker-forum or zerohedge. Even Karl occasionally irks me, but I can usually make out what he’s trying to say. The point is, with halfway decent writing you don’t have to act as translator from gibberish to English, or puzzle over what someone is trying to say. AT ALL. No need to play “Guess what I mean.”

            Of course, that’s one of my beefs with Jesus. Quite a few of the parables are exercises in “Guess what I mean.” (Nobody knows, but everyone thinks they do.) So if I don’t know what you mean, at least you’re in good company.

  7. Hockeyguy April 21, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    While I like RFK Jr’s take on “vaccines” and corporate/government/military/pharma industrial complex corrupt malfeasance, at this point I would instantly vote for ANYONE from ANY party/platform that stood up and simply said, “Men are not women, and women are not men. They are biologically different, and I am not going to deny reality to pretend otherwise.” The insane woke DEI and ESG culture is now swallowing everything, and the forced denial of self-evident realities needs to be pushed back on with everything we’ve got, and having someone at the very top doing this is vital.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 9:50 am #

      The Republicans put out a weak sauce bill to keep men out of women’s sports.

      Way too little, way too late. Who do they think they are fooling?

      The Trump family supports the LBBTQ movement all the way, in case anyone hasn’t noticed.

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:52 am #

        I have noticed.

        Trump was a supporter of gay marriage since at least 2002, when he actually criticized Hillary Clinton, who was not, until it politically benefited her in 2012.

      • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 10:47 am #

        Although I personally admire President Trump because of his masculinity and standing up to the PTB I have always believed deep down in my gut that he was never a solution to the problems. Trump is a symptom of a very sick society. A society with no compass. A society that is blown wherever the winds blow. Trump is a symptom of a deeply sickened society with no where else to turn and no one else to turn to.

        The only solution to what ails us is a return to Christ and his gospel. A return the founding principles of this once great nation.

        That will never happen. See the Book of Revelation. Things are going to get worse before it gets better. It has to.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:42 am #

        What’s LBBTQ? Or was that first B supposed to be a G?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

          Oh Jarek.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            Ironic, considering he’s the King of Typos.

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

            I was just asking. Maybe it was a joke I wasn’t getting. Or some new alphabet combo reflecting some new woke madness.

            If you don’t ask, you won’t get an answer. And if you do, you still might not get an answer.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:51 am #

      Given his wife is a regular Woke Jacobin styled “liberal,” you probably aren’t going to see that.

    • Woodchuck April 21, 2023 at 11:05 am #

      Back in the 50’s when we were small children, we’d play unsupervised games in mixed company – like playing doctor – when adults weren’t around. Yes, back in the old days, sometimes groups of 4, 5, and 6 year olds were running around loose and feral in semi-suburban areas that included large vacant lots, wooded acreage, old barns, and abandoned chicken houses. Some of the older kids had BB guns. We all had bicycles (some with training wheels), and we traveled faster than we could have walking. About the closest most people today will ever get to young living experiences like that would be to watch the ancient “Our Gang” movies or “Little Rascals”. You’d be seeing groups of children moving about on their own with no adults watching or in control.

      We played our own games that time, and with a few of our games, we all figured out at around age 5 and up what the differences were between the sexes and what sex each of us was. And us boyz also had our own exclusive clubs and games that excluded any girlz. Were the girls *that* interested in us? Not exactly. They (girls) also had their favorite activities and games that didn’t include bicycle wrecks, getting stung by wasps, fighting and throwing dirt clods and rotten apples at each other etc. Leave kids alone and they’ll come by it all naturally. They won’t be confused about their sexual identity or about who they are.

      The woke culture is the final end result of an idiotic suburban lifestyle that treats all children everywhere as prisoners under constant 24 hour adult watch. Every single goddamn thing a child does has to be controlled or managed by an adult. And so your society loses contact with reality.

      But reality will eventually win. Suburbia will fail in such a catastrophic way that the survivors will all agree among themselves to never again construct such an absurd syphillization.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        Kids aren’t good for other kids. Kids need to be with their families when young, not in Little Rascal gangs doing the degraded things you mention.

        • Woodchuck April 21, 2023 at 11:59 am #

          My goodness! Degraded? You sound like a scolding old church spinster warning youngun’s with a finger wagging around in the air. I hate to be this way but I fear you never had any childhood adventures. Ever read Huckleberry Finn? Didn’t you want to be Huck? You never felt the call or stirrings of curiosity and freedom? You never had the pleasure at age six of riding off with a group of kids on bikes to go exploring or to ride miles away to a public swimming pool and have a ball on a hot summer day? You’ve got a rack or a basket on the bike and there’s a pair of swim trucks in there, tan lotion, and a towel. You’re 8 years old and you don’t have to go ask your mommy to drive you over to the pool. Instead, you tell her where you are going, who’s with you, and when you expect to get back. Ya got change in your pocket for food and drink and admission to the pool – and you know how to use a pay phone.

          That was how we lived, it’s the way it was. Don’t like it? Tough shit. And I think your attitude is dead wrong.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            It was great having other kids to play with and grow up with. I am guessing Jarek was one of those kids the others didn’t like, and that seems to be what has resulted in who he is now.

            Talk about the richest experiences I ever had – the freedom of a great neighborhood in a small town, with natural resources to explore, and a great park with tennis courts and other kids to bike/skate/explore with.

            We roller-skated or biked to our destinations, rather than be driven. We didn’t wear helmets, either. Somehow we all survived.

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

            So what went wrong, Mary? Did you always have an aversion to boys? Most girls outgrow that…..

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

            Here’s El Creepo, asking for personal info again so he can fap fap fap.

          • Rulo Deschamps April 21, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

            Woodchuck is right. Old church spinster, check. Huck Finn, check. I loved his stuff more than Tom Sawyer’s. One of the first books I read, in Spanish. Soccer moms driving junior everywhere, check. A way of life, mostly gone, check.

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            “I am guessing Jarek was one of those kids the others didn’t like….”

            There are only so many ways that you avoid having these childhood friendships and adventures. One way is to be the kid who was ostracized, which can happen several ways, most of which boil down to being unpleasant company. Another way is to have controlling parents who won’t allow you to be unsupervised. A third way is to have a disability that prevents you from doing what other kids do.

            Jarek’s manner of life (no job or other visible means of support) suggests to me that he is either on disabilty or supported by relatives’ charity, dispensed because they know him to be unable to provide for himself. So I am guessing he was the kid with the mental or physical disabilty (or both).

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

            @ Rulo Deschamps:

            The book “Tom Sawyer” was not a good as “Huckleberry Finn.”

            Tom makes an appearance towards the end of “Huckleberry Finn,” and as a far less interesting character.

            I think Mark Twain’s depiction of Tom Sawyer was his way of poking fun at his youthful self. (That’s who Tom is: Mark Twain as a kid.) Tom is–and I think is intended to be–a self-important, pompous little oaf: Twain laughing at himself.

        • Woodchuck April 21, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          Jarek writes: ” Kids need to be with their families when young”

          I didn’t turn out that way in my baby boom neighborhood. Most families in our semi-suburban area had at least 3 children. One family on the street included 7 children with more on the way. Post war 50’s and women had their hands full managing a household and raising children.

          When confined indoors we’d cause trouble, tear stuff up or fight with each other. A mom is struggling with dirty diapers or feeding an infant and her two older boys decide this is the ideal time for them to get in a fight or in an argument over a toy or something. Nearly all moms, including mine, would tell us to get the hell out of the house and go outside and play or something. Just leave and let me do my job! We’d go out, and every now and then we’d come back in with problems like shredded clothing and road rash, a broken collarbone from falling out of a tree, or some bee stings. If it’s bleeding we’d show her what happened and she’d make the decision if it was to be iodine and a bandaid or if it was gonna be stiches. If it was stitches, the doctor’s office was 5 blocks away and she’d pay for it with a check – or even with cash.

          That’s the way how things oughta be – but aren’t nowadays. Today it’s nothing but nonstop helicopter parenting – 24 hours a day. All that’s gonna do is make you crazy – it ain’t healthy to live like that.

          • abbybwood April 21, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            Sadly living in Los Angeles with little kids is “an ounce of prevention” kind of life.

            There are child predators lurking on every block and in any shopping area. They have teams. One to distract a mom while she is packing in her belongings and another to snatch the child and/or carjack the car. Maybe murder the mom or dad.

            Five years ago I felt safe enough as grandma to take my granddaughter for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. Not anymore.

            Maybe small towns in the Midwest are different with crime. Don’t know.

            So, thank God we have a big backyard!

          • Lyndy33 April 21, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

            A lot has changed both for good and bad. In 1952 a blue collar worker would have to work over 200 hours for a refrigerator and now it is about 16 hours. Are you having fun now, arguing with digital people? If not, go out in the sun and look around. There is a reality out there. Bye for now, see you all next week.

          • mrs_saj April 22, 2023 at 8:58 am #

            Lyndy33,

            You bring up an interesting point about refrigerators (and probably all appliances). I do not doubt your stat, but I want to put it into context. I owned a number of rental properties until the eviction moratorium was announced in 2020. I sold every one of them when the lease came up for renewal because I won’t own investment rentals when I can’t evict tenants.

            Anyway, refrigerators used to last for 30 years. Most people know some relative or older neighbor who has a 30 year old refrigerator in their basement or their garage or even still in their kitchen. I cannot tell you how many times I have replaced an “unrepairable” refrigerator that was 6 years old or 9 years old, etc. I think it is by corporate design to hasten the failure rates of appliances. I really do. So for me, it is difficult the compare the cost of a refrigerator in labor-hours from the 50s versus now. Have things become cheaper? Presumably so. But what if you are now only purchasing 1/3 or 1/4 of the life cycle of the product?

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

            @ mrs_saj:

            Yes, my parents’ refrigerator, which they purchased before I was born, was still running on the back porch when I was in my 20s.

            That was true of every appliance in the 1950s. The vacuum cleaner, kitchen range, or coffee pot lasted a lifetime. At least, I never knew anyone to buy a new appliance because the old one had stopped working. They bought new appliances because the old one had started to look like something out of the 1950s.

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            @ abbywood:

            That’s why I’m so grateful that my kids (mostly) grew up in a rural lake community–roaming the woods and swimming in the lake, unsupervised. Sometimes they’d show me their “secret place” or other favorite haunts. You got there by descending into the holler, traversing a thicket of cattails, and walking through a culvert that was 8 feet in diameter to the other side of the road–at which point you were in the deep woods of some farmer’s property. Or maybe it was an old fishing dock in the deep woods of a vacant property. (Many property-owners in that community had not visited their properties in 20 years, and some didn’t even know for sure where they were.)

            That’s also why I’m so happy for the young family that bought my house. They moved there from the city and have a teenage girl and two younger children. I drove by yesterday (as is my habit when I’m going to town), and they happened to be home and invited me in. They’ve made great improvements. As I said, I’m very happy for them and fully expect life there to be as great a blessing for them as it was for me.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

            mrs_saj what you are referring to is “planned obsolescence” and it’s rampant. Even the guy trying to fix my new LCD dryer’s motherboard was grousing about it. He said also that all the appliances are basically the same, the company doesn’t matter much. They will all poop out in 2-6 years. If the motherboard goes, then you have to replace the whole shebang.

            It’s the same with just about everything now.

        • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

          Well your way is better than treating them like porcelain dolls, but at the same time, one must remember that little animals become big animals. There has to be an intervention of higher factors and persons.

          It all depends on the quality of those adults and institutions. Evidently yours weren’t very good, thus the idealization of wildness a la Mark Twain. You can’t find the higher third since you see culture as feminine, right? Real culture is a masculine affair for the most part.

          There should be time for play of course. They’re not little adults contra Kesa. But at the same time, school shouldn’t something hated with a passion. Something is wrong there.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

            He’s a regular person with universal experiences, not a racist, misogynist, bitter incel who can’t function in society.

            You’ll have to excuse us if we don’t take advice from the likes of you.

      • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

        We’d choose up sides and shoot BB guns at each other. It was Germans against the Americans, all of our fathers having been in the war. Miraculously, nobody ever lost an eye.

        Also, being on the German side wasn’t a bad thing.

        • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

          We had Red Ryders and Daisy pumps. The local Hardware Store (Eatons, est. 1859) sold us all the ammo we needed.

        • Woodchuck April 23, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

          We all started with slingshots or “flips” as we called them. One of the older boys always somehow taught the 5 year olds and up how to make one. The first and most important part of flip making was to find a small dogwood tree or branch. These trees have branch arrangements on them that make a perfect “Y” shaped piece of very stout and tough wood. This will make a great frame for your slingshot. The next part was prowling around to obtain the large rubber bands or surgical rubber tubing needed – along with a small patch of thick leather for making the pouch. You might cut something like that out of an old worn out boot. Back in that time in the 50’s, some of us kids were already familiar with basic tools like hammers, saws, screwdrivers, knives, even chisels. These things were in toolboxes and in various kitchen drawers that we all had access to. With some acreage around, nobody every discovers the branch or small tree you cut to make slingshots with. Dogwoods were everywhere growing wild in vacant lots, not growing as carefully guarded objects of worship on a manicured lawn.

          The older boys and even adults had flips we could only dream about that had been purchased at hardware and sporting stores. Those had aluminum frames and there was ammo for them available consisting of steel balls. In our home made flips we’d only fire off rocks, small dirt clods, marbles, unripe grapes etc. One hazard involved was when you had the rubber bands on your flip pulled back all the way and then suddenly one of the bands broke. If that happened in the wrong spot the rubber band would come back at your face at around eye level and smack you hard enough to make you lose interest in the thing for the rest of the day.

        • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

          We did cowboys (or cowgirls) and indians. Even had costumes!!

      • Vegan Shark April 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

        The woke culture is the final end result of an idiotic suburban lifestyle …

        I know JHK (and presumably most of his followers) is a crusader against suburbia — and hence a supporter of high-density urban space, the only alternative until we get serious about ending population growth.

        But anti-suburban fanaticism reaches a new depth here. So suburbs are responsible for wokeism? How about climate change, the military-industrial-political complex, street riots, inflation, cancer, and plane crashes? All consequences of suburban “syphillization,” yes?

        • Woodchuck April 23, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

          Suburbia is a lost cause. It will fail due to lack of resources to support it at some point – and perhaps soon. The climate is changing but getting colder instead of warmer. The incoming grand solar minimum will also be one of the big nails in the coffin of suburban living. The military industrial complex exists in order to enforce the extraction of tribute from the rest of the world. We must have that tribute in order to artificially prop up our “lifestyle” that we are essentially physically addicted to. Street riots? Cancer? Plane crashes?

          Lions, tigers, and bears. Oh MY!!!!!!

      • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

        @ Woodchuck:

        My childhood was the same. We often rode our bicycles to the next town, about four miles away–or simply bicycled around for miles. I spent much of my childhood in a tree or playing in a nearby woodlot.

        I gave my own kids as much freedom as possible when we lived in the suburbs. Later we moved to a lake community that was so sparsely populated it was like living in a national forest, so they had as much freedom as I had as a child. Probably more.

        This childhood and youthful experience of freedom is invaluable to kids. Children who are constantly supervised and told what to do never learn to be self-directed. They never learn to figure things out on there own–such as where they are, when they have been bicycling for hours along country roads–and how to get home.

        That may be what’s wrong with some of the younger generations: They don’t know what is is to be free.

        That’s one reason I’ve always been against doing away from summer vacations from school. Those summer vacations are probably better learning experiences than school itself, for many kids.

        • Woodchuck April 23, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          Agree 100%

        • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

          I also agree entirely. I learned more tooling around the ‘hood or wandering away from campsites on vacation more than I did in school.

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

            School is where they make you sit in a chair all day, to prevent you from learning anything or doing anything. Those hours and days and years that were wasted by being forced to sit idle in a chair are one of my biggest regrets in life, because I could have been learning things and doing things.

            This why kids reach adulthood without knowing how to replace the sparkplugs on the car, wire in a switch, build a cabinet, make a quilt, cook all kinds of foods and cook on an open fire, etc.

            Actually, Heinlein said this: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.”

            And much more….

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      I agree.

      Wokism Delenda Est!

  8. MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    Did Bobby mention the WEF? The WHO? I supposed I should watch and find out myself, but I really am allergic to over-the-top speeches promising our deliverance from the evil corporations. Remember, Obama, Trump & Sanders, etc. did that quite well.

    And any donations for Bobby will still be going to the DNC, which is, to the beyond-evil Woke Jacobin party.

    If Bobby had run as an independent, I’d have a smidge of interest. As it is, I see more hopium as a distraction for a year plus while people sit on their ass and do nothing about the war on us, instead waiting for a hero to fix things.

    So, just not very interested. I think Bobby would have done well to stay where he is, heading an organization that is doing so much good.

    It will be interesting to see how the gradual degradation of his position occurs, as he is forced to make concession after concession to get to where he wants to go. And then, if the deep state allows a fair election (lol!) finds it feasible to install him for their own purposes. Like Obama.

    I won’t get fooled again. 😀

    It is interesting to see those that have discussed with justified rancor, the efficient depravity the deep state displayed in their open theft of recent presidential elections, only to return to a complacent “ooh I hope he wins!” stance. There is a reason Gore Vidal coined the phrase, the “United States of Amnesia.”

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 9:52 am #

      Sanders had a lot of young people flocking to him, because he was the only one who acknowledged how hard their lives had become.

      Then he took a dive for a house. Probably a promise that Hillary would push some kind of free stuff legislation too.

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 10:02 am #

        I doubt very much that Sanders cared what little political crumbs they were willing to concede given the selfishness of what he did. He’s a con man, not someone who actually cared about his platform.

        • WadeWaters April 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          Bernie was never serious about being president. He liked coming to town, rabble-rousing the crowd, seeing all the cars with the Bernie bumper stickers. All hat and no cattle.

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:41 am #

            Yes, he played a role: Sheepdogger.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        They gave him a lake house and probably other things too. Not bad for a guy who was a hippy community activist until middle age.

        “White people don’t know anything about being poor”.

        Never vote for people who say things like that about your race. Doesn’t sound like he identifies with us, does it?

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

          Anybody who lived in Vermont for that long has had to notice poor white people.

          If Dave Chappelle can see it, there’s no excuse for Bernie.

        • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          He wasn’t a hippy communist, he is an unfettered capitalist. He gets his donations from military weapons corporations. He voted along with the corporate Dems his entire career. Where do you get “hippy communist” from, in any of that?

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            You are unfamiliar with his earlier history, evidently. See his writings on free love. You’ll love it.

          • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            He did not serve as a hippy ever in the senate.

            That was my point.

            You can talk about his college days all you want, it’s irrelevant to his voting history.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      Here’s one instance of Bobby acknowledging the WEF and the Great Reset. I know I’ve seen more.

      The trouble is, he is blind to the fact that climate change is one of the major frauds they use to take control.

      Yep! WEF is marching us toward a life of passive obedience.
      https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1573099836529704961?s=20

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        Thanks!

    • JackStraw April 21, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      “And any donations for Bobby will still be going to the DNC, which is, to the beyond-evil Woke Jacobin party.”

      Exactly. I would never support anyone with a D next to their name, because of what you mentioned, and the simple fact that they align themselves with a party that mutilates children along with a whole host of other evil ideas.

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

        Bernie didn’t disclose that that is where his donations went, and they are pulling the same shit all over again.

    • Robert White April 21, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

      I have always loved how Gore Vidal could hold American politicians in complete contempt.

      Gore Vidal was true greatness for that IMHO.

      RW

      • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

        Agree! He was awesome.

  9. lizharmon April 21, 2023 at 9:53 am #

    I like Bobby Jr. That started with the Faucci book and his opposition to Big Pharma poisoning us. I like him so much that I might even vote for him. He would be the first Dem I ever voted for if I do. That said, he’s not the Messiah. He’s not going to save us. If there’s any saving to be done, we’re going to have to do it ourselves.

    • AZJJ April 21, 2023 at 10:08 am #

      The best thing RFK Jr could do is to run as a 3rd party candidate.
      that would guarantee a TRUMP victory.
      IF you disliked the way the country was going during the Trump years, despite the constant bogus attacks, impeachments and the REALLY bad recommendations he got for cabinet and staff positions… and Covid…vote for someone else… you will be a damned fool… but that is your right.

      • Night Owl April 21, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        No. He should run as a Dem, IMO.

        Both Trump and RFK force their respective parties to fracture and move away from the rot that has nearly taken over.

        Americans as a whole are too binary in how they view things, and the media will do the bidding of the Beast and ensure that a maverick candidate will have no chance.

        A 3rd party is DOA in the USA.

        • kendar667 April 21, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          Correct. In theory, RFK would represent the same populist force on the D side of the equation that Trump represents on the R side. It’s true that sometimes these movements get co-opted (Tea Party) so we’ll have to see where this goes, and it remains to be seen how large this supposed populist segment of the Democrat party actually is. Regardless, the establishment GOP undermines and fights Trump every step of the way and I expect the same behavior from the DNC.

          • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

            It took me a long time to accept that a third party is DOA, BTW.

            The US system has been systematically torn apart.

        • Amman April 21, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

          What about the ticket RFK Jr for President and Trump for VP?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:04 am #

      I’m not going to vote for anyone who doesn’t run on a pledge to bring the people who committed the covid scamdemic crimes against humanity to justice.

      I rate crimes against humanity higher than I rate other issues.

      By and large, if we take out the people most responsible for that, we take out the people pushing the tranny agenda, the digital currency, global ID and the 15 minute prison cities.

      • mrs_saj April 23, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

        Agreed, there is a lot of overlap on those issues.

        I’m sure Kamala can draw a Venn diagram demonstrating this phenomenon, lol.

  10. erik April 21, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    Despite all of Bobby’s good points, it’s disappointing to find out that he’s as much an establishment tool as the rest of them when it comes to our screwed up militaristic foreign policy and , like the rest, he “stands with Ukraine” which means he supports our dangerous flirtation with a “bridge too far” provocation of Russia.

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    • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:51 am #

      No apparently he wants us out of that war. To really stand with Ukraine is to stand against American foreign policy.

    • TallTim April 21, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

      He sent his son over there for a photo op (mission) for a couple of months. Real proud of that boy, that just might have a future in the party. I think one of his other kids is CIA.

  11. reggiezz April 21, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    No woman in her right mind would vote for RFK, Jr. He’s every bad boyfriend and husband they’ve ever known.

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      You need to rethink your theory lady.
      Clinton
      Trump
      JFK

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:05 am #

      Jimmy Carter was a good husband.

      Is he dead?

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        In hospice….dying…..but not swiftly enough to suit me. I detest the son of a bitch and have since 1979.

        • Amman April 21, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

          NO… not dying. Recovering.

        • RD April 21, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

          What is wrong with Jimmy Carter? Isn’t he a good Christian man and husband?

          • Amman April 22, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            A very good man. IMO.

      • Bilejones April 21, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        He was when he was President.

    • megabeth April 21, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

      I hate to think that women vote in terms of whether the guy would make a good husband or daddy, but Trump has convinced me that they do, the peabrains.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

        Bingo! And when talking about an issue – like divorce – they put themselves in the other woman’s shoes and sympathize. If they ever divorce their husband, they’ll want to take him to the cleaners too! And they’ll want other women to sympathize with them too.

        • GreenAlba April 21, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

          I divorced my husband. I asked for nothing for me and got nothing. I bought him out by giving him exactly 50% of the equity in our house (my savings had paid for most of the deposit on the house and we got the mortgage based on my salary, not his).

          So please stop extrapolating from sensational stories about wealthy people and whingey men with second families. People who aren’t wealthy don’t take each other to the cleaners. I temped once for a recruitment agency where I discovered there were men who quit working rather than pay maintenance for their own children.

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            I believe you. But you are just one woman. One must see what women in general have done. There are ways to do this btw, statistics and of case studying a large number of case histories.

            Doris Lessing commented on this. She said that she and her friends took pride in being fair to their ex-husbands, and she was amazed at the greed and savagery of younger women. She blamed feminism.

            I believe you. You are principled just like Doris. A principle isn’t a physical thing. Not more than “the Chinese People” is. But both are real. Are all the cells in your body individuals? Yes, but they add up to make something more, namely organs. And the organs – are they unto themselves? No they couldn’t stand alone either – but they add up to something greater as well, Alba as a physical body.

            The philosopher Jan Smuts (and others, like Leibnitz I believe) named this principle as an imaginary particle called a “holon”, being complete in itself yet part of a greater hole.

          • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

            @ GreenAlba:

            Same here: I asked for nothing for me and got nothing.

            As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve known many divorced women. None of them ever got anything out of the divorce. Most did not even get the court-order child-support, because the courts did not enforce it.

            This notion that Jarek has, and some other men claim online, that women take their husbands to the cleaners in divorce is a pure fantasy. There may be some exceptions, but I have never known of such a case. I assume, as I have mentioned before, that if there are such cases, they are cases where rich old men married women half their age. (Probably divorced rich old men, who were divorced because of a habit of shopping for a hot young woman while they were still married.)

            But we all know that all of Jarek’s views about life are pure fantasy.

      • Mac April 22, 2023 at 7:15 am #

        I remember women talking about wanting to have sex with Obama. Remember the woman in line for some freebie? When asked where the money was coming from to pay for it, she said “Obama’s stash!” A good politician knows he must become the missing man In people’s lives. How many women have married the government?

        • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

          Wow there truly is no accounting for taste.

    • Rulo Deschamps April 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

      Bah, nonsense, reggie.

      A bad boyfriend may still be smarter than you. He may be able to discuss Stoic philosophy and know a con (vaccines) when he sees it, and take the right stance about many things.

      Voting as a woman is a stupid proposition. You vote the best brains and the biggest balls (or strongest uterus), not “as a woman” – what does that even mean? Let’s pan the other candidates. Trump, Biden, both bad stories with the women they came into contact with. DeSantis seems like a committed family man, and kind of handsome too, so “as a woman” you’d vote for him whether you agree with his ideas or not? Shallow.

      • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        You think they care about ideas? More fool you.

        • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          This is a little ironic, coming from you. You don’t have ideas. You have rationalizations for being an unemployed, socially isolated, incel.

  12. JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    Kennedy has a very basic problem already.

    He announced as a Democrat.

    Democrat, socialist, Woke, ties to big Pharma, every lovely thing that Dems are noted for.

    He is proposing to change things by “using the government”. He wants to kill the overwhelming power of DC, the MIC and the media by beating the swamp.

    Sound familiar.

    Lone wolves will not fix our problems. Trump and Kennedy might make good running mates, but neither cam beat down the power structure of the Deep State. Over 50% of the population support the gimme mentality of the government, dollars to buy votes.

    Watch RFK, Jr. closely, complaining about the idiocy is one thing, but concrete methods to knock down the DC crowd needs to be driven by his conversation with the public.

    No one else has mentioned it, so I will. His speech defect will be an issue. Biden is chastised constantly for his dementia, how will Kennedy be treated by the idiocy of the press.

    I am convinced that only the shift to a third party can be a political solution to the cancer that our government is today. Trump failed and is still pursuing success through the GOP, a major error.

    I see Kennedy and Trump both pointing in the same direction, to stop the Progressive swing of the USA. The USA isn’t, it is severely divided at nearly 50-50%. A third party with conservative GOP and yes, conservative Dems, they do exist, has a chance to change things.

    Until then, secession.

    • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      I have heard, though, I don’t have the evidence, that Independent voters outnumber registered Democrats and Republicans combined. Yet Independents still vote either Republican or Democrat. Not very Independent if you ask me. I wish there was a way that Independents could unite and form the Independent American Party or something similar to that. They aren’t Independents, not by a long shot.

      JohnAZ is right. No single man is going to come in and clean house. He will end up being destroyed or so bogged down in conjured muck that he can’t do anything (see Donald Trump) and ends up useless. Nothing in this Country will change until enough Americans see the need to change and when the population is a stupid, chagrined, slothful, decadent, idle and amoral as ours is, well, that’s bad news.

      Have faith. Change is in the air. The old orders are being overthrown and things are happening fast. The old order of the rich and powerful bankers will come to an end and a new millennium will be before us. That is the change that we need and it will come.

      • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        ” The old order of the rich and powerful bankers will come to an end and a new millennium will be before us. That is the change that we need and it will come.”

        CP,
        Allow me to respectfully disagree.

        A lot….

        • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

          Are you a person of faith?

          All things come to an end. In their due time.

          • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

            CP,
            A person of faith? No. But I DO hold it, as an article of faith, that I will be long dead before there is any “rebuilding” to be done.

          • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

            E. has faith in the buttery smooth action, excellent accuracy, and fine fit & finish of S&W revolvers, that’s all.

          • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            “E. has faith in the buttery smooth action, excellent accuracy, and fine fit & finish of S&W revolvers…”

            Yea, and Verily….

        • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

          Yes, I’m afraid Cankerpuss is expecting the Second Coming, rather than political or economic solutions.

    • Night Owl April 21, 2023 at 10:38 am #

      I don’t see RFK running as a Dem to be a major issue in the negative sense.

      In fact, it could be good, as the party will fracture and be forced to tame the corruption to some degree. At the very least, it will wake up Dem voters.

      The Rep. party is in a similar situation, TBH. The so-called MAGA wing is the only speck of sanity in a party full of neocon asshats and pantywaists.

      My concern regarding RFK are some of his relatively recent statements on climate change. Much as with Trump, I am open to the idea that he is imperfect and will aim for a middle road on contentious issues, but he was pretty extreme on a subject that has more or less revealed itself to be based almost entirely on junk science. At the very least, he would need to start pushing for open debate.

      • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

        I don’t see anyone or anything coming from the political arena that will produce a positive change.

    • PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

      Very good points, John.

      I agree. Does the existence & influence of the Deep State essentially nullify the Executive branch?

      I think it might.

      So, regardless of who is in the Oval Office, it may make zero impact.

      It’s a totally dysfunctional & unsustainable model of “government”.

  13. K-Chien April 21, 2023 at 10:12 am #

    Crcumstances don’t define a man, circumstances reveal a man to himself.

    Bobbie has sixty million. He can be counted on to keep things as they are.

    • SW April 21, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      “Adversity introduces a man to himself.”

      I’m not sure where I heard or read that quote but I thought it was perfect.

      • K-Chien April 21, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

        Difficulties show what men are. Reacting to circumstances well, not actual circumstances are what matters. The quote is attributed to Albert E.

  14. perla April 21, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    I am not a political theorist – but I see things rather simply. We are going to have to rebuild our Nation, regardless. If we only could see how decimated the USA is compared to other countries, we would be shocked. It will be the candidate who can create the terms of placing a halt on the vitriolic debates. We will need to put behind us alot of the atrocities, and come from our strength. The Statesman will need to recharge people’s minds to bring action, organized action. What comes to mind is the Country of Spain, that placed priority upon moving forward. There’s no other way, we can’t afford to sit on our laurels, and expect it to be able to go forward, other then, go forward, and rebuild.

    • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      But where are the Statesmen? Stateswomen? I don’t see any. All I see is greedy, power hungry scum looking out for their own self interests.

      Perla is right. All I have to say is:

      $31,000,000,000,000.00 AND COUNTING. Yes, the USA is decimated. We are bankrupt. Broke. Busted. Destitute. Poor. Squalored. Pilloried. Raped. You name it. The pie was eaten 50 years ago. There aren’t even any crumbs left. Can’t even lick the flavor out of the pan. That debt and that debt alone will crush us as our evil or ignorant Congress continues to fund illegal wars in Countries throughout the world that pose no threat to the USA. Well, not yet that is. Wait until the USA defaults on its ever growing debt.

      This debt will never be repaid. We all know it.

      Add to the Federal debt the privately held debt which is somewhere between 27 trillion and 76 trillion.

      Add to that the unfunded promised liabilities of the Federal Government and you are looking at another 100 to 200 trillion. The entire world doesn’t have this kind of money. There isn’t enough gold in the crust of the Earth to pay this kind of bill.

      The pie is gone, folks. All we have left is to rebuild.

      • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        Perhaps all this war was pre-negotiated, pre-orchestrated, pre-planned, bellum iubilaeum

        Wiped away, with so many lives.

      • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        “The debt will never be paid”.

        Right, now think about what the debt really is. It is the future, it is savings, it is 401ks, it is pensions, it is a government that cannot support its promises to the future retirees.

        That is who is going to be hurt. SSA will be limited by 2034, right? Not just SSA, all future payments.

        • SW April 21, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          As Schwab, Gates, Trudeau, and all the rest have been telling us — we can Build Back Better on the scorched earth they prepared for us. Either that or starve.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

            I was just thinking about Trudeau yesterday. There was a story about some missing gold, and it seems that a lot of people’s first thought when they heard about it was “Trudeau”.

          • SW April 21, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            How has that guy stayed in power so long in Canada? He’s about as openly corrupt as they come but seems to get away with it.

          • WadeWaters April 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            Dominion.

        • Yirgach April 22, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          Actually if you live in the USA, the debt is the US Dollar. It will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be repaid because the US Govt owns the $$$ printing press. Maybe the repayment $ will be $0.10 of the original $, but you will ALWAYS get every single $ back.

          See how easy that is?

          The only downside is that other countries just may not want to sell you things in exchange of the US $, because it is essentially worthless.

          Or maybe because your government has a nasty habit of disregarding international law and arbitrarily seizing foreign assets because your country did something it did not approve of.

          At this stage of the game, it might be prudent to consider exchanging the soon to be worth less $$ for stuff like gold.

      • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        “The pie is gone, folks. All we have left is to rebuild.”

        CP,
        You believe that we are at the bottom? The nadir of our civilization and culture? Yes…we’ve seen the massive destruction as a result of eggs costing $3.00 a dozen…the horror! We all have experienced the pain of watching our institutions genuflect to the current iteration of what we used to call counter culture. Electric vehicles? Oh My!

        Allow me to suggest that it will not be a time of rebuilding in our lifetimes…and that “rebuilding” will not, cannot occur, until our culture, our civilization, and our rule of law is laid to waste.

        Shortages of all kinds,
        Starvation
        Civil unrest
        Unreliable or never to be seen again infrastructure
        The fact that blood will run in the streets is, to me, a given.

        No, we are not at the time of rebuilding…we have not yet even seen the groaning table that supports the banquet of consequences that we must attend…we can only speculate

        History demands this…you could look it up….

        • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          Very dark. Very hopeless. Can’t say I disagree with anything you have said.

          The Roman empire fell. There are still Romans. The Persian empire fell. There are still Persians. The Russian empire fell. There are still Russians. The Spanish empire fell. There are still people in Spain. The American empire will fall. There will still be people in America. That is the rebuilding that will eventually need to be done.

          I am not above using the last round in the chamber of my .357 for myself when the bands of starving cannibals come looking for their next meal.

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            But not the same people. Egypt fell and rose many times, until their blood became too diluted with foreign elements.

            No one believes modern Muslim Egypt has much to do with Ancient Egypt. The closest group to it is the Coptic Christians who resisted mixing with the Arab invaders.

            Whites are now a minority of teenagers and children in the United States. There’s no coming back from this. Want any of the old America? That means secession and/or keeping the aliens out.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Yes, the dollar is no longer viable. We’ll wake up and find our dollars are now Ameros – which don’t exist in physical form. And certain people doing certain calculations will realize that they are much poorer. They’ll be told to shut up or lose access to “their” money, such as it is.

        • Disaffected April 21, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          Yes, coming very soon. As we’re seeing already, from the bottom up, of course. Same as it ever was.

          • jim April 21, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

            Probably not coming any time soon.

            Forget for a moment how a strong U.S. dollar benefits U.S. elites and think about what Chinese financial elites would have to do to dramatically increase the use of the renminbi on a world-wide basis.

            For example, one biggie would require China to give up control of its capital account allowing foreigners unfettered entry into the Chinese financial market.

            With such an open capital account the capital inflows would be driven by foreign considerations not domestic Chinese priorities.

            China would have great difficulty allowing such easy entry and exit, especially since exports comprise almost 20 percent of Chinese GDP (compared to only 10 percent for the U.S. economy), making the Chinese economy much more vulnerable to currency volatility than is the U.S. economy–with a period of rapid strengthening of the renminbi doing much more damage to Chinese exports.

            In spite of almost 20 years of wanting to boost the global role of the renminbi the Peoples Bank of China has never been willing to allow uncontrolled inflows and outflows because of fear of disrupting domestic financial markets as well as fear of undermining the ability of Chinese regulators to control their financial system administratively.

            I fear the world will be stuck with the dominance of the U.S. dollar for a long time.

        • jim April 21, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

          Unfortunately, I would argue that, at this point in history, the dollar is far from unviable.

          It seems to me that the end of U.S. dollar dominance would only be in serious decline if U.S. policy makers themselves try to limit the ability of foreigners to use U.S. financial markets as the absorber of last resort of their global savings imbalances.

          It would require, in other words, a decision by Washington political and business elites to undermine U.S. dollar dominance. It seems to me that the world uses the U.S. dollar because of the depth of our corrupt financial markets and the willingness of these same elites to run large trade deficits.

          The structure of international trade and capital flows presently pits the interests of certain economic sectors (i.e.America workers, farmers and small businesses against U.S. financial and economic elite constituencies). It forces the U.S. to balance net capital inflows either with higher unemployment or–more likely-with higher household debt and or higher fiscal deficits along with reducing the U.S. share of global manufacturing as well as putting downward pressure on US–based manufacturers wages(in order for such businesses to remain competitive world-wide).

          The present dominance of the U.S. dollar thus creates an enormous privilege for our present economic and financial elites and therefore appears likely to be around for quite some time (and I say this sadly.)

          • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            You haven’t heard about the massive divestment campaign underway, and the move to make the Chinese Yuan the new currency of international trade?

            Note the incredible glee in which our Oligarchs stole from the citizens of the Russian Federation. Why would any one trust them with their money?

          • Bilejones April 21, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

            The Bronze Age Death Cult running Washington DC mandated the death of the dollar with their theft of hundreds of billions from Russia.
            Every country on the planet except for those held hostage – Europe G7 etc, are finding was to decouple. Ten years it’s done,

          • workingclasshero April 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

            Modern Money Theory is non-ideological in its basic ideas about money, taxes and Federal govt. deficits and financial markets for debt, but conservatives are always going on about it being a commie plot which is ridiculous. The very deep U.S. financial markets allow for Federal government flexibility in utilizing deficit spending which, of course the Progressives like.
            The point I want to make is that the Right better learn to live with some degree of federal govt deficits and quit this nonsense about the absolute debasement of the dollar over any amount of deficit. It depends on what the debt is spent on, not that it exists. Needless to say, the Biden deficit is too high and so is inflation, but that is no reason not to use the market for Federal debt.

          • mrs_saj April 23, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

            workingclasshero,

            Have you looked at the federal debt balance lately? We better learn to live with some degree of government deficits? Wake up.

            One dollar of US debt is no more (or less) noble than another. I don’t care what it was spent on. It was money we didn’t have that we spent anyway.

            What does distinguish one dollar of debt from another is the interest rate and the term attached to it.

        • elysianfield April 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          Jarek,
          Ameros? They will more probably be called African Ameros with Tubman on the twenty.

      • cbeard April 21, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

        Ok. huge numbers are scary or impressive. Still, money is a figment of man’s imagination. A way to control people and hold on to power. God didn’t make it, it doesn’t grow on trees. Since we are talking about fiat currency and not gold, silver, platinum, etc., you can’t mine it from the ground. If you had a debt jubilee and said ok, I don’t owe you anything and you don’t owe me. Just write it all off and start over. The money, if not backed by something tangible is not real anyway. Politicians and the elite recognize this or at least, they should. I’m just another cog in the wheel, what the hell do I know. Like they say, if something can’t go on forever, it won’t. When it gets down to brass tacks, money isn’t essential to life. Oxygen, water, and food in that order is essential. Good friends and a large supply of weapons and ammo may prove to be essential too.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      Compared to which countries? All western countries are collapsing.

      • Amman April 21, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

        Probably Asian – Korea, Japan, etc.

  15. Itzybytz April 21, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Just a thought, that Bobby’s speech is a softer way to wake up some Dem’s. His commentary might put doubts in people’s minds. Perhaps, making more people wake up to the actual happenings in our history?
    Most live in the MSM world and accept as truth what is fed to them. If Newsome and Kennedy debate, some of this info would come out? Or am I hoping for a somewhat fairy tale outcome?

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    • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:07 am #

      The Dems are already trying to get Newsom in the WH, an SOB that makes Biden look like a conservative. He has already driven California off a fiscal cliff, posting deficits for the first time and driving hundreds of thousands out of the state for survival.

      A Democrat is a socialist by definition, period. As long as Kennedy declares himself a Democrat, he is in the enemy camp.

      • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        John,

        Perhaps an election slogan;

        NEWSOME!
        …GET SOME!

        • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:38 am #

          “Vote Newscum! He’s not like the old scum.”

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        Marxist Socialists destroy. National Socialists build. One of these can save us, the other will destroy us.

        Hint: Go with the one which is against the Corporations.

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          All socialists suck, Jarek. What I earn with the sweat of my brow belongs to ME, period, FULL STOP. I’m not into all this nonsense of government redistribution of wealth, though I concede that we are presently stuck with a lot of that due to the ignorance, sloth, and lack of self-sufficiency demonstrated by the vast majority of the voters.

          What I want is a return to the kind of republic that America was between 1789 – 1865. A very limited government where most of the governing happened very locally with the Feds doing very little beyond delivering the mails, defending the country, and coining real money made from gold and silver.

          • Rulo Deschamps April 21, 2023 at 11:19 pm #

            Well said, Wizard.

            Jarek is a socialist – of the nastier kind, the ones who advocate murder not just for political reasons (also wrong), but for being born the way you were born, race-wise.

            He’s quite mad, but one day he may come to his senses. Only a woman will be able to help him along the way. I hope he finds a good one.

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Can’t happen, Wiz. That whole things was a once in an Aeon type thing. We found a whole continent thinly populated savages. We fell on them like the wolves on the sheepfold.

            It’s all owned now. And competition? Hell yeah we had competition. The winners pass on their winnings to their descendants and keep on getting bigger. And they cooperate! Only suckers believe in competition at this point. Little guys. Losers. Capitalism has evolved! It’s something different now.

            Open up the Federal lands? The Predators will take them. Not people like us. Black Rock not Blacks. They have more of the black rifles at their command. It all comes down to the black rifles, does it not? People still don’t appreciate the genius of Obama in delivering the final blow to our military.

            There’s no going back to that. Only forward into National Socialism or into the endless Night of Globalism. Or a nuclear inspired collapse – better than Globalism but not as good as a National Socialist or Fascist future.

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

            Rulo: You folks could never decide whether to rule us or destroy us for fun. The worst possible rulers, people who hate those whom they have conquered.

            The decision seems to have been made: humiliate and guilt trip us to death.

    • Amman April 21, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

      RFK Jr is a welcome voice. He connected the nation to its past as Midnight in the 4th turning draws near.

  16. erik April 21, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Oh yes, on another note, has it occured to anyone that the USA is on an immutable course of self destruction all based on historical determinism? It’s straight out of Tolstoy; events are running the show now, we aren’t.

    • mitchellc April 21, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      Good point

      Currency debasement is an effect, not a cause

      Like rome, the usa has a massive, complex and expensive empire to run

      That means every adventure must have a high roi to keep the game going

      One it falters, once it hits hard opposition or limits, the bills still must be paid

      So off we go into creating ctrl-p money, the same effect as shaving denari

      Once down that path, only a huge win can correct course. Ukraine was supposed to be the 100x bagger

      Sadly, like a down and out loser leaving a casino, it’s obvious for any to see what’s coming next

      The civil unrest, shootings, global pushback and inflation are telling anyone with a clue it’s all over except for the crying

      • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        Yes, a symptom of the people losing faith in our form of government.

        Same thing happened in the 30s.

        • messianicdruid April 21, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

          Our form of government [ Republic ] was changed. We lost faith in the people [ usurpers ] we allow to run things for us.

    • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      Bring it on. As horrible as it will be it needs to happen. Only then can we rebuild. I just want to see some of these bastards like the Clintons and the Obamas and the Bidens finally get what they deserve.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        I understand and somewhat sympathize with where you are coming from Csnkerpuss, but you may be too optimistic.

        Those elite asshats all have something the average Joe does not – vast financial resources and a vast network of supporters, partners in crime, etc to insulate them from the worst effects of a societal meltdown.

        Those SOB’s will all be flying off to their survival bunkers on their private islands with plenty of food, gold, whores, booze, etc to see them through. Meanwhile, everyone else will be decimating each other fighting over scraps like reruns of The Walking Dead, so don’t be too anxious for a total meltdown.

        Secession? Partition? Sure – I’m good with that. But wholesale anarchy? Forget it. Only looters, deviants, and other folks with no respect for the rights of others want to see a wholesale destruction of all forms of governance will welcome that level of chaos.

        Government – as bad as it is – is a necessary evil. We tolerate it because anarchy is even worse. And don’t think you’ll be like Conan the Barbarian – crushing your enemies and seeing them driven before you while you listen to the lamentations of their women. Great movie, but no relation to reality. You are more likely to become an anonymous war casualty in the first few months of general anarchy – not a successful warlord.

        But, that doesn’t mean you should not prep to try to survive such a collapse. New government always rises from the collapse of old government. It’s surviving the passage from one to another that’s tricky and dangerous.

    • Amman April 21, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

      Yes, both events and processes. A few from overseas. I’d say they really screwed up sanctioning Russia.

  17. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    The one thing the Republicans used to have going for them, is that many of them did not believe in allowing the government to control every little thing we do.

    One problem I see with the RFK candidacy is that liberal Democrats still believe in the government control. Bobby may differ on what they control and who should do it, but there is still that, let the government take charge.

    • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:09 am #

      Yes!

    • WadeWaters April 21, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

      All the Left narratives imply an inherent trust in government.

      The Vax, Russia bad – support Ukraine, Gay/Tranny rights, Climate Change – trust the “science”, CBDCs, Jerome Powell – the man behind the curtain knows how to fine tune the economic engine.

      The majority have been brain-washed to believe government always has the solution.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      Until their RESTRICT Act that is… and a few others, like um, say, The Patriot Act?

    • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

      Everyone should reread the Constitution.

  18. BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    “The neo cons Ukraine project has gone South”-JHK

    Well, according to retired US Army Officers appearing on CNN every other night, the world holds its breath in anticipation of Ukraine’s Great Spring Offensive, which will recapture Crimea, drive the Russians back to Moscow, and in general set thing right.

    But tme is running out, and of late talking head Generals do not seem as confident of a glorious Ukrainian battlefield victory. One suspects Russia has plans of its own, plans that will end this conflict once and for all.

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      The same US military officers who have not seen what winning looks like since… um, since, VJ day?

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

        Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf would likely have disagreed with that broad brush statement. The Gulf War was a clock-cleaning. Saddam’s military was utterly crushed and surrendered en masse in a matter of a few days. That was our last real bona fide, decisive, large scale war win.

        • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

          Yeah, clock cleaning thst brought them back 10 years and trillions later.
          Where do you people get your history from, the PX?

    • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Yeah, not much talk about it lately. It must be going very badly for “us”.

      One Russian woman was arrested and fined for saying at a restaurant that she thought Zelensky was handsome and funny. Some other patrons heard her and dropped a dime. That’s social capital!

      As Buddha said, fear and shame are the Guardians of the World.

    • TallTim April 21, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

      Bobby sent his kid over there for a photo-op (mission). So not really antiwar, just realizing the end is near on that scam.

    • PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

      “One suspects Russia has plans of its own, plans that will end this conflict once and for all”

      Yes, I agree BRH.

      I’ve been closely following publicly available deployment maps. Of course, you need to take these things with a grain of salt and the fog of war & war propaganda can be great. However, what consists of mechanized Ukr. forces appear more as a strategic reserve for mobile defense, than as a strike force, imo– as they’re positioned west of the Dnieper River.

      The war of attrition has thrashed the Ukr. military greatly, as they’ve decided to fight in fixed positions and don’t have the artillery or air power to counter the Russians. I’m confused as to why they haven’t had a fighting withdrawal towards the Dnieper, which would have had the effect of preserving their forces & increasing the Russian supply lines.

      If the latest intel leak is correct, then Ukraine is close to running out of effective anti-air. This is a critical piece. The RuAF’s tactical air assets have been much more active on the frontline. This would make sense, as they can operate with little fear of interference.

      So, all the Ukrainian losses have been catastrophic. A few dozen Leopard IIs won’t make a difference.

      Will a large Russian mobile ground offensive shatter the Ukrainian army? I think it’s very possible.

  19. Zoltar April 21, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    It will be painful to see how RFK Jr. will be slandered, vilified, misrepresented and, perhaps worst of all, simply ignored by the Corporate Media in the months ahead.

    While it was disturbing to witness the mendacious way that Trump was jobbed for four years in office, the sense of injustice was mitigated slightly by the fact that as a person he deserves no better treatment.

    But here we have a fine human being, who would probably be the most decent person in the Oval Office since Jimmy Carter, about to be savaged in every possible way by our patently corrupt system.

    Barring a miracle, we won’t be able to protect him from that, and he in turn, will not be able to save us all.

    • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:17 am #

      “He deserves no better treatment”?

      For what? For having a silver spoon, for making billions against the NYC crooks, for acting like all the rich boys last century?

      IMHO, we the people blew it and deserve Biden and what is coming.

      Also, how do you know that Kennedy is a “fine, upstanding” person? Time will tell.

      • Zoltar April 21, 2023 at 11:25 am #

        Boy, you sure do serve up softballs, John. I know that RFK is a fine, upstanding person because he was a track record of devoting his life to fine upstanding things.

        As for Trump, I voted for him twice and will again, if the option is the likes of Joe, Kamala, or Gavin, but if you haven’t noticed that Trump’s history as a person and businessman is less than admirable, then you have just broken Rip van Winkle’s record for staying asleep.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Have you read his book against Anthony Fauci, John?

        Reality is complicated. He’s really good on this one issue and other issues. He’s a fool on other things or pretends to be.

        Can he be used by them? Don’t know. Maybe. With his own consent? That’s the question, isn’t it?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          He was so privileged, he was at a fancy boarding school when he learned of his father’s shooting.

          Privilege is highly overrated.

          I don’t know why, but envy seems to have been elevated to a virtue in our society.

          The Riverkeepers work seems to have had a positive effect on the Hudson.

        • Rowdypiglet April 21, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          For the moment, I see RFK’s value as a last opportunity for Dems who aren’t completely insane to reevaluate their positions. They will at least hear him out because he’s ostensibly one of them. I don’t hold out hope that there are many of these in the party of chaos, but we’ll see. The name is still magic, and magic is unpredictable, but there are too many variables in play for any clarity at this point. It could be that the media’s refusal to cover his campaign will effectively end it before it gets any traction.

          As for his positions, let’s not pretend that there is going to be any candidate that isn’t seriously flawed insofar as beliefs and/or character. None of us will be choosing who ultimately runs, so if we choose to vote at all, we’ll inevitably vote for someone with whom we don’t agree on at least some major issues. We’ll have to weigh how much each of these things matters to us. For some, the trans issue comes first and I rather incline to this position myself. It would be impossible to overestimate the harm that’s being caused by compelled speech (otherwise known as lying) and the mutilation/indoctrination of a generation of children. Those kids are going to determine what kind of world we’re living in twenty years from now, if we’re living at all.

          The climate hoax is just about money and control. Any other hoax would do as well, and it would be possible to address the fake aspects of the situation without even addressing the “science” one way or another. If Kennedy is smart, he’ll leave the science alone and offer something other than endless meetings of billionaires at expensive resorts. We are running out of fossil fuels and need to come up with something other than scams, even if that consists of no more than a workable plan to return to an earlier mode of life, and we do need to stop just dumping toxic crap everywhere. Who would be against a good faith effort at genuine solutions to actual rather than imaginary problems?

          And then there are the issues of digital money as a means of control, media censorship, persecution of political enemies, and a host of other pressing problems. No single person is going to save us. I think RJF Jr. is an honorable man, and I think he’s brave. I believe he’s mistaken on several issues, and I don’t know yet if what matters most to me also matters most (or at all) to him. I definitely agree that the marriage of corporations and government is an absolute evil and that if it could be dissolved, many other apparently unrelated problems would disappear.

          I do know that every time he takes a specific stand on any of these matters, he’ll gain some supporters and lose others, with unpredictable results. If nothing else, it will be interesting and will draw the battle lines more clearly.

          • PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            Most erudite post on the blog

            Doubleplus good

          • Yirgach April 22, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

            One thing about “the climate hoax and running out of fossil fuels and need to come up with something other than scams” that can only mean nuclear energy.

            It is anathema in certain corners, but it really is the only solution, actually using natural gas (fracking) as a bridge to modern fission (Small Modular Reactors) until something better is available.

            The real PTB, China and India, are already moving in that direction, the US is a joke when it comes to energy planning and distribution.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 21, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

      Jimmy Carter a “fine human being?”

      What Kool-Aid have you been drinking?

      • Rulo Deschamps April 21, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

        Compared to the ones that followed in the Ronald McDonald seat, he was sterling.

        I include Ronnie Raygun in the list.

        He faced ridicule for wearing a sweater and urging us to reduce energy use. A peanut farmer. An innocent, yes, in a world of wolves, but a fundamentally decent man.

        And no, energy is not unlimited and eternal. And I don’t believe the climate change narrative – a way of saying we voluntarily will use less to help the climate because we’re so woke and good instead of the real deal: we will use less not because we’re good, but because the stuff is not infinite and we’re running out.

        Hope you’re not one of the cultists here who believe in self replenishing, abiotic oil that will last forever.

        In this light, Carter was spot on in the sweater thing, and in installing solar panels that the actor ripped off on his first day. And it takes a lot of fossil fuel to manufacture and deliver the panels, so they’re not the solution either.

        It is to consume less – anathema!

        • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 10:08 am #

          Agreed on all points, Rulo.

        • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:36 am #

          I also agree, Rulo. Well said.

      • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        Look at the man’s actions after leaving office.

        Compare it to the others.

      • Zoltar April 22, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

        Certainly not yours, Wiz.

        And now I know more than enough about you.

  20. richsob April 21, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    My Dad often said “We need a candidate that is what a Republican used to be and what a Democrat should be”. I’m a very skeptical Trump voter unless someone better comes along. I’ll just sit back and listen to what Kennedy has to say and make up my mind. For damn sure I won’t vote for Biden, Newsom, Clinton, Harris or any of that bunch.

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  21. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    RFK said that President Trump ordered the lockdowns. The rebuttal to this seems to be both, “no he didn’t, he left it up to the states” and “he had to, or Nancy Pelosi would have had him removed”.

    So he didn’t do the thing, but she made him do it. Sounds like the OJ Simpson case.

    Here is Donald Trump one more time owning the lockdowns. I have more explicit evidence, which I have posted before, where his exact words were that the sole power for locking down and opening up rested with him and not the governors:

    https://twitter.com/justin_hart/status/1648743801480159233?s=20

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      Appreciate The Don for what he was: a wrecking ball to the establishment.

      However, the wrecking ball is only one step in the tearing down and revitalizing project.

      Don destroyed Clinton Inc. and the RINO death grip of the GOP. Appreciate him for that, but he is not the person to rebuild, he steps into the same old traps time and time again. He is a destroyer, not someone who can navigate the path out of the settling dust.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        Well said. I think that’s the correct overall assessment.

      • Rowdypiglet April 21, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        Edge Lord, that is indeed exactly what he was. I doubt very much that he will ever occupy the White House again, but I’m grateful for what he did manage to do against great odds and with a display of real courage that was entirely unexpected. To castigate him at this point because he didn’t do every single thing I hoped for would be childish and churlish. If nothing else, it was worth it just for the pleasure of seeing Hilary miss out on “her turn.”

    • U R IntheVillage April 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      Trump was snookered by the uncritical faith in institutional medicine that was typical of nearly all Americans pre-Covid. Americans are much less trusting of doctors and medical institutions now, if they haven’t lost faith completely. I include myself in having lost trust in medical institutions, medical schools, professional medical societies, and doctors in general, and I say that as a retired physician myself.

      I never took the shot, and I recommended everyone I talked to that they not take it. I was retired when this all happened, and that might have allowed me to think more clearly about the advisability of accepting a completely novel and untested injection that hijacked the genetic and protein synthesis apparatus of the cell. I watched with disbelief as my former colleagues hopped on board, forgetting everything they should have learned about immunology, cell biology and pharmacology in medical school. Most of them just believed whatever Fauci and Pfizer told them. I still can’t explain it.

      If the doctors were nearly all fooled or hypnotized, it’s hard to fault Trump for being bamboozled. He should be admitting his mistake now however, as should all of the MD’s, medical schools, and medical professional societies. But that’s not happening. Trump is/was flawed, but is still preferable compared to what we have now.

      The Dems might run Fetterman. Why not.

      • Anthea April 23, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        I don’t think anyone was snookered about the lockdowns (and other covid measures). You’d have to be a moron to actually believe they were a good thing, that was well intentioned–when the policy was transparently and totally evil. It was an abrogation of several Constitutional rights and of human decency in general.

        So we’re talking about casting off all pretense of human decency. That’s not error. That’s malice.

        I don’t believe ANYBODY was really that stupid. I think a lot of people were that evil.

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

      He was proud of the lockdowns, proud of “flattening the curve” (big eyeroll here) and proud of Operation Warp Speed. Still is. I don’t get the disconnect of his supporters seemingly in denial of all of that.

    • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

      ” his exact words were that the sole power for locking down and opening up rested with him and not the governors:”

      Does his asserting this make it true?

      Was it a declared national emergency?

      Or did he have that supposed power under a WHO-declared emergency?

      Beware all “emergencies”!!

      • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

        Indeed, emergencies are only used to remove freedoms.

  22. cowbell81 April 21, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    Remember, RFK was an environmental lawyer, hence his interest in things of a green nature.

    Also, here’s wishing everyone the happiest of Earth Days tomorrow!

  23. Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    The only things that keep me from embracing RFK, as an independent voter are:

    1) His anti-2A stance. I’m not a gunsexual, but this right is now more important than ever.

    2) His global-warming stance. Bobby Jr., at least was, all-in on the climate change hysteria. Don’t get me wrong, we have a real pollution and environmental destruction situation on our hands, but the global warming/carbon trading scheme is more about and power and control of the little people (yachts, multiple mega-mansions, Ferraris, and private jets are AOK).

    The saddest thing about his candidacy is the way his (dysfunctional) family abandoned him. Just like most Democrats, they have embraced their captors. Call it what you will: “battered spouse”, “Stockholm Syndrome”, today’s Democrats have made their bed with the big-state machine.

    He will eat Newsome for lunch.

  24. Tate April 21, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    James, are you sure RFK, Jr. won’t be a reprise of his uncle Teddy ala 1980 against Carter instead of his uncle Jack or his old man, PBUH? That wouldn’t be “cool.”

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      RFK has an actual career behind him.

  25. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    President Trump didn’t do it, but Bobby did it too, or something.

    Here is what that criticism of RFK’s candidacy is based on:

    “#Coronavirus #lockdown hasn’t just slowed #COVID-19”
    https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1244710538933870597?s=20

    Bobby correctly noted that pollution was reduced when no one was going anywhere.

    Nowhere did I see him advocate for lockdowns, but yes he did say that lockdowns slowed the spread.

    This was in March 2020, when at least half the country lost their collective minds.

    BTW environmental regulations were relaxed due to the covid:

    Trump administration allows companies to break pollution laws during coronavirus pandemic

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/27/trump-pollution-laws-epa-allows-companies-pollute-without-penalty-during-coronavirus

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  26. cowbell81 April 21, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    As we approach yet another nice spring-like weekend here in the Midwest USA, it could be another dastardly one for downtown Chicago. Hope they have the barricades in place. the tear gas and smoke bombs ready. These disadvantaged youth have nothing else to do, nothing to lose, and they are coming right at you!

  27. DaveO907 April 21, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    “…. the old grifter visibly oxidizing a little more each day in plain sight of the whole world.”

    Make my day, you did!

    So much coming to a head. A potential vindication for all that has been withheld from us since November 22, 1963? Our possible and very much a potentially positive future that was obviously being redirected by JFK as a result of the geno-suicidal implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a flash of hope that the likes of Allen Dulles and Curtis LeMay could not brook.
    The set-in-stone destiny for thermonuclear conflict diverted from its walled-in path of more Cold War, with its attendant cancerous growth of the MIC and the National Security state of today, its dancing partner of the decades, an existence far too many today—again—have come to accept as “normal.”

    One last chance to rectify. One last chance to look deeply into the mirror—without flinching—that is our responsibility, “our turn” as citizens of the United States of America. Our part in the history that once begot a great nation, a milestone in human conduct of affairs, the ideal now usurped and subsumed by homegrown psychopathic ideologues and smooth-talking demagogues. This is our moment too. The one we’ve waiting for? Were we waiting, or had we given up hope? Only reminded by the courage of RFK, Jr. in this moment….?

    The bastards who did this to us too deserve this moment. Disinterring Allen Dulles’s bones and “breaking them into a thousand pieces and scattering them into the winds” would be poetic justice like no other in this nation’s history.
    But this would lead to the rest of them. The Bush Crime Family, the captains of industry, the bluebloods of the Eastern seaboard. It’s a lot to ask and one helluva task.
    1968 in comparison (for those of us who remember) will be but a skirmish compared to what shining the light on America’s lies and illusions over the time span since “the decade of assassinations” and so much else would prove to be. That is, if we still have the guts to undertake such a “confrontation for the ages.”

    One semi-quibble, ultimately inconsequential, is Allen Dulles’s chronological placement officially as Director. The truth being he was using the time of the two previous directors’ to cement his hold from the shadows, his favorite place from which to indulge in his lifelong mindfuckery of others. He was defining the unlimited scope of his soon-enough-to-be-sinecure from the safety of the Dark Side, just as he did in Geneva with the Nazis and the Bank of International Settlements during the heights of WW II. The truth is, Allen Dulles was always leading the Agency following WW II.
    And to think he and brother John Foster were a part of the U.S. delegation to the Versailles Conference following WW I. His capacity for dispensing evil was unrivaled in the 20th Century. And he had plenty of outstanding competition for the title.

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:50 am #

      It will always be Washington International to me

      • cowbell81 April 21, 2023 at 10:52 am #

        Yep, just like the USA to name buildings and monuments after grifters and assassins.

  28. Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 10:52 am #

    I’m sorry Mr. Kunstler, but I disagree with you on this Bobby Kennedy issue. He may be a fine orator and have a rich legacy but in the end he is a Democrat and a Democrat who believes in climate change and a Democrat who believes humans can actually control the climate of this massive planet that has been spinning in its orbit around the sun for billions of years before mankind was even a blob of cellular algae floating in the prehistoric oceans.

    I can’t support any individual who believes man is that powerful enough that they can alter the climate of this planet simply because we want to. I can’t support any individual who believes that the element of carbon, an element that every life form is made out of, is bad for the planet. I can’t do it and I won’t. Bobby Kennedy is not the solution. A one trick Covid pony, that’s all.

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      There would be no life without hydrogen, yet too much would make a serious mess.

      Just sayin’

      Did you read the Nigerian politician’s(?) op-ed in the NYT the other day?
      Gate & Soros ambitious plan to use particulates to “reflect” the sun’s energy?

      Of course, they’re experimenting with this in… Africa

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        Life on this planet is carbon based and they’re anti-carbon and thus, anti-life.

        • Cankerpuss April 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

          Exactly. Jarek is spot on. Eliminate carbon dioxide, eliminate plant food. Eliminate plant food and you eliminate people food. Eliminate people food and you eliminate people.

          Climate change is all about eliminating life.

        • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

          Yesterday some environmental organization announced that rice cultivation must be scaled back or eliminated completely. At the end of the message it was acknowledged that rice feeds about half the planet, but so what?

          It’s becoming clear that the Climate Crank’s Final Solution to lower world temps is to exterminate much of humanity, at least 7/8 of humanity. Basically the only way National Governments can meet the diktats of the Paris Climate Accords is to put the screws to it’s own population, which we are seeing now.

          Cankerpuss isn’t RFK jr. more about clean water than about the global warming grift? I know he often shows up at fundraising events here (Ct.) that benefit Long Island Sound.

          News from Ct. In Avon a woman was attacked by a black bear while walking her dog. She survived. And in Hartford 4 Community Members were shot while sitting in a car as the result of a drive by shooting. Three of the victims were described as having extensive criminal records, most likely gang members. But the 4th victim, who is deceased, was a 12 year old girl, who was in the car with 3 criminals. Ponder that for a moment CFNers.

      • Woodchuck April 21, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        The sad truth about the global warming hoax is that only two other times during the last 600 million years has CO2 levels in the atmosphere been as low as it is right now. Before the industrial revolution, CO2 concentration was around 280 ppm. Had some cosmic event removed 1/2 of all the CO2 from the air, all life on the planet would have ended. At around 140 ppm all plants die. Yet peer reviewed scientific studies have shown that during certain geological ages like the beginning of the Carboniferous era – past CO2 levels of at least ten times that at 2,800 ppm. There was prolific plant growth with no runaway greenhouse effect. There’s no way in hell that we’ll ever burn up enough fossil fuel to get to something like 3000 ppm. It took us a couple centuries just to get it up to the current 421 ppm, and we’ve already blown through at least half of our hydrocarbon inheritance. Getting out the remainder may prove very problematic at some point.

        Right now, we need more CO2, not less.

        • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          NB: If all “fossil fuels” really are from fossils . . .

          • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

            “fossil fuels” are an inheritance left for us dating back to the carboniferous age when the globe was covered by incredibly lush fern forests and when there was far more CO2 in the air than now. We are squandering and wasting that inheritance as rapidly as we can. We are acting like a bunch of wild Indians that had bought a big load of firewater from the white traders. Have a big party, drink it all up, and then suffer the consequences later.

          • Islander April 22, 2023 at 10:14 pm #

            Woodchuck:

            Thanks for the lesson.

            My lesson: Not everyone agrees with this theory. And it is a theory.

            There is a lot of evidence that counters it.
            The counter-theory is that these fuels originate in the core of the earth.

          • badberries April 23, 2023 at 9:48 am #

            My personal opinion is that Earth is a galactic gas station.

            Someone or something stashed all of the Petrocarbons we call “Fossil Fuels” here a long, long time ago.

            Earth is “on the map” of intergalactic happy motoring routes similar to the maps that AAA gave away in the sixties. Bright yellow felt tip lines showing points of interest on the route, ringed planets, obsolete wrecked ships from the “long ago”, evidence of abandoned, trashed civilizations (Mesa Verde comes to mind…wtf happened there? What was so bad in the valley that they climbed and climbed and climbed) or places where you can pull over just for the view.

            Soon, that someone or something is going to come looking for their next tankful and find us… fat, buttery and lots of water!

            They will call us “Fuel that carries itself” and put us to good use, not dis-similar to the fate of Egyptian mummies fueling the nineteenth century boilers of British Merchant Ships.

            Or maybe they will sit us down and give us a stern lecture about stupidity and the consequences of war in regards to space faring. Got Popcorn?

  29. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 10:54 am #

    From a series of tweets, but I don’t know if it’s from his speech:

    Most people who get into political office run on the same platform and they say they’re going to “Drain the Swamp.” And I think most of them believe it. They’re going to clean up corruption, and rein in these agencies.

    Most of them say that honestly, and I believe that in most cases, they’re earnest about it. Then they get into office and they become paralyzed. Some of them become co-opted by the corporations that helped them get elected.

    For most of these changes, you don’t need congressional support. The President can do it himself, but they never do because they don’t understand the agencies.

    As Benjamin Franklin observed, if human beings were angels, we wouldn’t need a regulation. And the problem is that they aren’t.

    And regulatory agencies need to be on the side of the small business, the American public and children’s house, rather than the multinational corporations who want to subjugate and commoditize us.

    These are not just Republican and Democratic ideals. These are American values, and they’re human values, and every one of us should go into the real world with these legitimate expectations.

    https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1648736976617586688?s=20

    • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      People who are against Government regulation because they are against Government are benighted fools.

      The Capitalist ethos of profit isn’t everything, it’s the only thing is the religion of these benighted fools. You can’t run a nation on such a philosophy, yet they think you can. Fools.

      • jim April 21, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

        It seems, for example, that the Russians and the Chinese would disagree with you.

        I would argue that both countries practice a type of state-centered oligopolistic capitalism one run by the Chinese Communist Party and the other run by the Russia national security bureaucracy.

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          Yes, National Socialism is state capitalism if you will, not destroyed but regulated for the good of all. As Pinochet said in his simple way, you have to be good to people who can produce things and get things done. Putin didn’t kick out all of the Oligarchs, only those who wouldn’t get on board with the Nation. Russia matters more!

          National Socialism was very interested in Nature and fostering the love of it. There was potential there for it become a philosophy that could have balanced the needs of people vs those of Nature.

          Of course that would have meant reigning its own desire to keep on expanding and conquering. That’s what Industrialists do in their own way too.

    • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

      “For most of these changes, you don’t need congressional support. The President can do it himself, but they never do because they don’t understand the agencies.”

      I take this to mean that “they”—these presidents— do not understand the power and the various powers of the Executive Branch.

      The Executive Branch includes the heads of all departments that are cabinet positions (e.g., DoF, DoD, etc.)and all of the bureacracies in those departments. Plus there is a bunch of other agencies that answer directly to the president.

      One illustration of the power of the presidency concerned an book I worked on before Obama was sworn in concerning Obama’s projected policy toward Cuba.

      Basically with a stroke of his pen Obama could change any policies toward Cuba that had been enacted in any agency of the Executive Branch (e.g., Dept. of Commerce). The policies he could not change unilaterally were those that were laws passed by Congress.

      Another project I worked on was about the steady expansion of the power of the Executive Branch via EOs etc. We have all seen that presidents and the EB have gotten us into a string of wars as Congress has failed to exert its power to declare war. The Ukraine action is being run basically out the White House and the State Department.

      IMO one of the biggest problems in the USA—the swamp that allows the Deep State to roam freely—is the compliant and compromised Congress.

      It also doesn’t seem to understand its job in the Game of Checks and Balances.

      Maybe we need a remedial Civics 101 course for all elected officials.

  30. Lars April 21, 2023 at 10:56 am #

    I was impressed by Bobby’s speech. Let’s make this a real wild card: he could select Tulsi Gabbard as his running mate and threaten to go independent if the DNC refuses.

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    • chet_the_farmer April 21, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      Only republican or democrat party can be elected president. The process doesnt allow any other party.
      Learned this in the 1980s and never voted again.

      • JackStraw April 21, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Remember Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala being swept away and locked up during the presidential debate in 2012? That should have been an awakening event for millions, but they never even heard about it.

        No independent candidate has the slightest chance.

        • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          “No independent candidate has the slightest chance.”

          If true, then we are most certainly not a democracy or a republic. Instead, we are a very peculiar oligarchy run by puppets and stick figures up front and hidden and masked controllers back behind the curtains? At some point maybe a little dog or something similar will pull the curtain back and expose a sad, unimpressive, and effeminate fat man back there pulling the levers that control the fake show?

    • JohnAZ April 21, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      Add on Manchin and Sinema and a bunch of other Dems sick of the Sanders, AOC wing.

    • badberries April 21, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

      I think there might be a lot of people on board for that pairing.

      • badberries April 21, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        My reply above was for the Kennedy Gabbard ticket.

  31. HappyMotorist April 21, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    By comparison Bernie Sanders will look like the phony advocate that he is.

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

      Bernie Sanders is political chum.
      He does this willingly because he is a cuck.

      They toss him into the election waters to attract all the 4/20, free everything, young voter types who appreciate the appeal of a grandpa who thumbs out hundreds from his wallet every time he sees them.

      So he attracts this base and then he capitulates and pushes this base to the candidate he “supports”. He has a role and like a good cuck, he sits in the corner and watches the sloppy show unfold.

  32. Billingsgate April 21, 2023 at 11:05 am #

    Today’s message, triggered by a fancy speech from a privileged denizen: “egotistical childishness” is the defining characteristic of a man who’s taken 400 million enemy blows while working his ass off for this Country.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      I love Donald Trump, but he is being quite childish right now.

      • badberries April 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        Imagine if Bill Clinton had just stood up and said, “yeah, I screwed her, Hilly didn’t mind because she didn’t want to screw me, she just wanted to screw the American People.
        So what?

        • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          Still a half-truth.

          “Yeah I screwed all of ’em, and I stained that intern’s dress too, but I ask the American people to put yourselves in my shoes, look at that human praying mantis I have to crawl into bed with at the end of a long day”

          If poor Bill had tried to get out he would have been found tied to a tree and shot by a missing gun in another open-and-shut suicide.

      • Billingsgate April 21, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        Tsk, tsk, tsk

  33. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    I’ll say one thing, whoever is doing his writing for him is really good.

    “Give me a sword. I need an army, and it can’t be just the Party. I need Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

    I won’t pretend to agree with you on every position. But I would make America a safe place to debate your positions and I will give you an ear and open mind.”

    https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1648747004648906768?s=20

  34. mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    JHK,

    Great essay! I need to renounce my registration as a republican so I can vote in the Democrat primary for Kennedy, then make my final decision in the election.

    I want to talk about language. Here’s an excerpt from today:

    By now, whenever you see the agit-prop platitude [about] spreading misinformation, does your brain not instantly translate that into telling the truth?

    Back in the day, the mafia would talk about, “Its a legitimate business.” which meant you KNEW it either wasn’t legitimate or they had plenty of other businesses that were not legitimate. You don’t need to put that word in there as an adjective for business. Because, by definition, an illegitimate business ain’t no business at all.

    Well, here are some other present day examples of language run amok:

    1. Standing in one’s truth. If the truth has to be described by who it belongs to; it ain’t the truth.

    2. Living one’s authentic life, or as one’s authentic self. Dare I comment on this? You are in your own skin 24/7/365. If someone cuts you out of their life because of who you are, they never cared for the REAL YOU in the first place.

    3. Equity. This is a great example of word substitution. We used to talk about equality, as in equality under the law. Nowhere in the Constitution or the law are there any guarantees about equal outcomes. Equal rights under the law, yes. that is guaranteed. The state fails on this, too frequently, but it is promised. But it has all been hijacked by the equity crowd. And they are rioting in big cities near you because they have achieved less than you.

    4. Disinformation. As JHK noted, this word now means truth. Because whatever thing someone says that is problematic for the state is now labeled as disinformation. Which means it is true.

    Please feel free to add to this list. I’ve only scratched the surface!

    God bless you, Jim

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      Speaking of disinformation, here’s an article about the Berenson/Biden lawsuit. A lot of people seem unaware that this is going on.

      Berenson v. Biden: The Potential and Significance
      https://brownstone.org/articles/berenson-v-biden-potential-significance/

    • Q. Shtik April 21, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Please feel free to add to this list. – mrs_saj

      ===========

      Your efforts to identify and fix language that has run amok are too advanced for me. I am still dealing (with little or no success) at the elemental level, getting people to, for example:

      . understand the difference between then and than
      . capitalize the first letter of a sentence
      . end a sentence with appropriate punctuation like . or ?
      . proofread and correct errors before clicking submit
      . typing could have rather than could of

      • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        Love ya, Q.

        I’m trying to figure out which rules I broke in the post you responded to, lol.

        I used “ain’t” in the post twice! That is terrible.

        By the way, I have no success talking about these things to the normies out there. They still think that to be called “progressive” is some sort of compliment, as though it shows their evolved je ne sais quois. Oh brother!

        Keep doing your thing. I will keep up my bit. And together we can add some small value to this forum.

        • messianicdruid April 21, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

          Another example:

          “Tithing decimates my income.”

          After decades of misuse people forgot “to reduce by one tenth”.

          • badberries April 22, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            Kill every tenth one.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

        Saj focuses on the cognitive – the meaning of words. Q focuses on grammar, the merely technical, which of course has its low place.

        Only someone like Saj or I can up against Chat GPT – which will always write in perfect Strunk/White/Q English.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:32 am #

          Jarek likes to bung people into neat little categories of his own blinkered perspectives.

          • badberries April 22, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            could you define “bung” please?

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

            In other words, I nailed it. Once you have achieved the rectification of names, you will attain similar clarity. Anyone can (if they have a sufficient IQ) but most prefer the fuzzy of their illusions.

            You have the IQ but not the desire. Maybe you will attain it later.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Could you look up its definition, please?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

            You ‘nailed’ it like some people ‘nail’ sex or gender and then sometimes use it to divide and conquer people. You could work as a government sockpuppet. Maybe you do.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            McMillan Dictionary:

            “bung
            ?verb transitive
            US
            /b??/
            Word Forms
            DEFINITIONS2

            1
            ?British?informalto put something somewhere quickly and carelessly”

            ——

            Oxford Learners’ Dictionary:

            “bung verb

            /b??/

            /b??/
            (British English, informal)Verb Forms
            Phrasal Verbs

            ?bung something + adv./prep. to put or throw something somewhere, carelessly and quickly
            Bung this in the bin, can you?”

          • badberries April 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

            I once had a girlfriend who called her poop-chute her “bung hole”.

            I’ve also heard people call the plugs in 55 gallon oil drums bungs and the threaded holes were bung holes.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            Understood.

          • GreenAlba April 23, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            A bung can also (by extension) be an informal gift of money, including of the brown-envelope variety.

            A rubber bung, of course, is what you put in a test tube, for example, to seal it.

        • Anthea April 25, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

          Correct English is a matter of precision. That’s really what all the rules are for. When the rules aren’t followed, you get imprecise expression. One example is the Oxford comma.

      • Robert White April 21, 2023 at 8:02 pm #

        The Soup Nazi says hi, Q.

        RW

        • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 9:57 am #

          Very clever, RW. You’ve still got that high brow wit.

          • Night Owl April 23, 2023 at 3:30 am #

            The difference being, ofc, that the Soup Nazi could actually make soup.

  35. JackStraw April 21, 2023 at 11:34 am #

    I do get a kick out of all the posters on this site who talk about elections as if they are real.

    Cognitive dissonance affects everyone, regardless of intellect.

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    • cowbell81 April 21, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      Why Fox decided to give in on the huge settlement with Dominion is beyond me. Now they have done nothing to enlarge their coffers so they can cheat and steal for the next election.

      • JackStraw April 21, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        The bill will be paid for them by TPTB who whispered to them, “Take the L.”

    • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Jack,

      Why can’t there be an AND?

      I’m voting AND I am preparing for what I think is coming AND I’ve spoken up to far too many people who’ve drunk the koolaid about the psy ops that are going on.

      For crying out loud, I posted on here on Monday about where I’m placing my latrine toilet I will be digging after the water gets turned off.

      I hope you didn’t stop reading after “I’m voting…:”

      • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

        I get tired of “all the posters on this site” who feel “called” to inform “all the posters on this site” that they are naive/stupid/misled/idealistic/ unrealistic/take your pick boobies.

        “All the posters on this site” who call out the stupidity of the “all the others” could give it a rest and find something more original to post.

        • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

          That would be Mitch. He looks down from commanding heights on us little people.

          • workingclasshero April 21, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

            Mitchel is excellent. Jarek and him are in my top 5 that I look forward to.

          • Islander April 22, 2023 at 9:12 am #

            Jarek and him are . . . .?

            Perhaps you mean Himself. ((:-))

          • badberries April 22, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            “Jarek and he”

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

            Thanks work. That is high praise. Mitch sees what I see. We “merely” differ in our interpretation of it and therefore what to do in response to it. And of course that makes all the difference in the world.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

            Working-Class Sockpuppets?

            ——

            Mitchel is excellent. Jarek and him are in my top 5 that I look forward to.” ~ workingclasshero

            ——

            “You could work as a government sockpuppet. Maybe you do.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

          • Q. Shtik April 22, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

            Jarek and him are in my top 5 – workingclass

            Perhaps you mean Himself. – Islander

            “Jarek and he” – badberries

            ===========

            All 3 are wrong IMHO or at least there is a better alternative which is:

            “He and Jarek”

          • Islander April 22, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

            “All 3 are wrong IMHO or at least there is a better alternative which is. . . ”

            Bwahaha.

            Y’all missed my little joke.

            In Ireland, “Himself” often is used instead of “he.” In particular for the man of the household.

          • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 12:50 am #

            Za quotes himself. The egotistical bore.

        • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

          Islander,

          Thanks for today’s “laugh out loud” post!

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

          Islander: You just did the same thing. You do it all the time. You’re “one of us”!

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      100%

    • Robert White April 21, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

      Aristotle said we are ‘political animals’. I have an Honours degree in Experimental Psychology from Carleton University which is an APA sanctioned school with an APA accredited programme in Experimental Psychology.

      Participatory Democracy has many players not unaware of what’s transpiring before our very eyes YoY.

      RW

      • badberries April 23, 2023 at 9:56 am #

        I too have an imaginary degree.

        A Phd. in Ambivalence, from UHK.

        It has served me well…kinda, I’m kinda ambivalent about its’ usefulness…or uselessness.

        I’m ambivalent about the word ambivalent. I hope you understand…or not.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:21 am #

      “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx

  36. BULLITT April 21, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    I hate to tell the folks on this site but we are living in a dictatorship today! RFK will not fix the problem. He’s a one trick pony, period. He’s also a DEMOCRAT. He will owe the DEMOCRATS if he gets the nod. He will be the usual ANTI-2ND Amendment, Climate Control leader.
    At this point, Congress is useless. We are being managed by a DICTATOR and his lackeys.! We have lost control of our tax dollars.
    The powers to be lie, cheat, steal, and there’s no consequences!
    We need a one term leader with an ALL_AMERICAN Staff to become unpopular by putting these crooks in jail. The likes of the Biden, Clinton, Obama Crime families need to be taken to task. Soros needs to be thrown out of the USA and all of his possessions in the USA need to be taken from him.
    This mess better be cleaned up or we will continue to be living in a 3rd world dictatorship.
    Our current administration is way too powerful, and we are just leaving the gate. We have permitted those who would be ignored for their ignorance to now ride the coattails of the illegitimate leadership we have. Wake up folks!
    Misery is on your doorstep and the government won’t be there to help you. WE are a short walk away from war and famine!

    • cowbell81 April 21, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

      We’re able to put a lock on the Russian assets and seize their yachts, yet the likes of Soros & Co. get to keep raping and pillaging for their own benefit. Totally screwed up if you ask me, a severe case of misplaced priorities.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:27 am #

      RFK, Jr. will swoop in like Superman and make everything right again! You’ll see!

      >:(

  37. tom clark April 21, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

    I know JHK likes him, but I’ve always seen Bobby Jr. as kind of a fringe element. For now, I am open-minded enough to see how this plays out. He should run as an Independent, tho.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      He wants to fix his father’s party. This is a personal crusade.

      Roger Stone brought up the idea of offering RFK the VP slot to keep him from running.

      I was like “Geez Roger don’t you know anything about decency, honor, principles, duty, any of that?”

    • Islander April 21, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

      Proud to be “fringe” —the sane fringe, that is.

  38. badberries April 21, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

    “The Neo-con’s Ukraine project has gone south. The result, which should be hugely embarrassing to our State and Defense departments”.

    If there was an ounce of decency in either of those departments, A. Blinken and M. Milley would both have tendered their resignations and shouldered their share of the blame for the colossal fuck-up in Kabul.

    In spite of it happening on his watch, I don’t think we should blame J. Biden. His CPU has been on vacation for a loooong time, (evidenced by his GPS failing, causing him to forget where the fuck he is and which direction leads to an exit from the podium).

    “America needs you, Harry Truman”. Sung by Randy Newman.

    Anyone else want to set up a “gofundme” for billboards around DC with the phrase;

    “The Buck, Fucking Stops Here!” lemme know..?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      He says Delaware has never had a Senator.

  39. badberries April 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

    “the old grifter visibly oxidizing a little more each day”. That’s some funny shit right there.

    A few months ago, when people asked me “how I’m doing”? I started replying; “evaporating slowly”. They look puzzled.

    An aside, The NF series “Inside Man”, gave me some new favorite lines of dialogue.

    Stanley Tucci, as J. Grieff;
    “everyone is a murderer, you just have to meet the right person”.

    “all it takes is a good reason and a bad day.”

    • messianicdruid April 21, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

      Another misused word: murderer when you mean killer.

      • badberries April 22, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Or perhaps, “moiderizer” as in, “we moiderized him, nyuck, nyuck”.

        Stolen from the 3 Stooges, circa 1950’s.

  40. Chazzicles April 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

    Kennedy/Gabbard ’24 – Hmm.. Lots to like here.

    I’m not on board, though, with climate change pandering, or Tulsi’s 2nd Amendment position.

    Really, I just want a mature adult perspective on reality, human nature, and the history of our species, a love for the Constitution, and a hatred of corruption, authoritarianism, techno- soft fascism, and perversion of the rule of law.

    If that’s too much to ask for, we are so well and truly screwed in this country. “Alas, Babylon ….. “

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    • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      Chazz,

      You’re dreaming.

  41. BuckP April 21, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

    God bless Monopoly money!
    it buys real stuff
    food, gasoline, computers, houses, recliners……
    Let our fellow man starve, live in the street and die from curable disease
    we don’t care, cause
    we got real stuff to buy
    like missiles and nukes to kill the enemy and ourselves
    all so we can keep buying real stuff with our Monopoly money
    Hell! Monopoly money is more important than life itself…..
    Is it legal tender in the afterlife?

    • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      In some Far Eastern Temples, you buy spirit money which you then can burn in honor of the ancestors. Burning real money pisses off the authorities.

      Christ didn’t like things like this, apparently, throwing over the tables of the moneychangers. But even Malachai has God saying, I hate your sacrifices. He didn’t want blood anymore, but the the human heart itself – and not in the Aztec sense.

    • badberries April 21, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

      I don’t know if it’s legal tender in the afterlife but, I’m taking it with me just in case. First round is on me and I ain’t buying any cheap shit, so order “Top Shelf”!

    • Tate April 21, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      I had a strange experience a while back. I went into our bank to deposit some cash that I had been keeping in benjamins. When the bank lady counted it out, she made a flippant comment about it being “monopoly money.” I maintained a neutral aspect, being as how bank officers are really officers of the federal gov’t & I had the distinct impression that she was testing me under the KYC rules.

      • Jarek April 21, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

        She didn’t like you having cash. They don’t like cash and people who deal in it. She didn’t like you in other words.

        Life is a game and we need to play by the rules. According to the rules of Monopoly, if the Banker runs out of money, they can just create it out of slips of paper. The game is rigged in favor of the Bankers and their friends.

        • malthuss April 21, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

          NY schools banned from calling teams Warriors, Chiefs, Braves, using Native American mascots.

          • stelmosfire April 22, 2023 at 8:06 am #

            So they took their names away? Bunch of Indian Givers.

          • badberries April 22, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            What about “Chief of Police”?

            On the topic of “Woke”, when will the govt. rename the Lewis and Clark National Forest? How about the Custer?

      • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

        Tate,

        I had some fun at the banks during the mask mandates. I would not wear one and I liked to go in and bank in person. And they would tell me I needed my mask. And I would tell them “no”. My reason was always that there were no circumstances under which I would walk into a bank while wearing any mask because it made me look like a bank robber. This usually surprised the teller and I never wore a mask in any bank.

        The tellers and the personal bankers are trained on what questions to ask you. I’ve owned rental property for years and the innocent way they try to socialize with you while you’re getting a wire transfer set up is so transparent. They want to know why you’re moving your own money around! You should be sensitive to what you are asked and how you answer while you are at the bank.

        • Tate April 21, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

          Tell me about it. I didn’t mention the other probing questions she asked me, but all couched in a conversational bantering style. I thought it odd too that in that particular month we didn’t get our usual bank statement in the mail. Well, in retrospect, not so odd.

          • mrs_saj April 23, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

            Tate,

            Not odd at all. There are no coincidences.

            I have a brokerage account with one of the big boy brokerage companies. The account generates dividends. I take the dividends four time a year. The brokerage company required me to write a letter explaining why I wanted my money (instead of leaving it in the account). I wrote a very professional business letter, just like I was taught in high school, that basically said, “so I can spend it.”

            The banks are out of control with the personal engagement invasiveness.

        • badberries April 22, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

          In 2020 I told the tellers, “last year, if I’d walked in here with a mask on, I would have been shot”.

          • mrs_saj April 23, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

            Exactly!

  42. Islander April 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

    Thank you, Mr. Kunstler, for greeting the news of RFK’s stepping up to the plate in the US of A unequivocally and positively. As I wrote on an earlier thread, RFK Jr. will at the very least change the campaign terrain.

    I do not expect him to go silent into the Democratic Primary night a la Bernie Sanders.

    Of course he is vulnerable on a number of fronts. The question is how low the media will go. Even at CFN the preference seems to be for picking scabs and searching for new scab possibilities.

    If voters each choose his or her bugaboo and ride that hobby horse it will be a gift to the Deep State. As for nonvoters, . . . ????

    • MaryQueen April 21, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

      You can’t vote your way out of tyranny.

      • Islander April 21, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

        Old Reliable.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:18 am #

        +10

  43. White German Shepherd April 21, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

    So you are still a Democrat at heart, eh Jim?

    Just waiting for the RIGHT Democrat to come along and right the ship.

    • Robert White April 21, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

      The Liberal Party is the naturally governing party given voting behaviours over time. Conservatives are not the naturally governing party.

      RW

      • messianicdruid April 21, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

        Maybe parties shouldn’t be governing.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:17 am #

          Maybe the Governator could return and terminate them all.

  44. TPTB-USA April 21, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

    “It is neither our position nor our circumstances that define us, according to the Stoics, but our response to those circumstances; when destiny crushes us, small heroic gestures of courage and service can bring us peace and fulfillment. In applying our shoulder to the stone, we give order to a chaotic universe.” — RFK, Jr.

    Who will be the future enemy of the American citizen?

    I would suggest that domestically, it will be our own government, and internationally, it will be China.

    Who better than Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to unite the sane segment of the population and mitigate the onslaught?

    • TPTB-USA April 22, 2023 at 8:36 am #

      How should a government handle a situation in which a government employee falsely accuses an individual of a crime?

    • TPTB-USA April 22, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

      David Priess steps in **it, and he isn’t bright enough to understand what he did, or else he is lying.

      foxnews.com/video/6313629005112
      youtube.com/watch?v=Hurx5GZcnZo

      Out of 50 former intelligence officials, there isn’t one that is man enough to apologize to Trump for the grief they put him through? And while they are at it, perhaps they should apologize to half the US population for basically stealing the election.

    • TPTB-USA April 22, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

      Is there a web site, or a hot line one can call in order to find out if the government has designated an individual as a MAGA?

      If so, and if one believes that they have been falsely labeled, is there a service one can contact to rectify the misunderstanding and have the designation expunged from their record?

    • TPTB-USA April 23, 2023 at 9:08 am #

      The other day I asked Donnie “what were you guilty of”, and he replied “I dunno, they are still looking.”.

      Did the rules change under the Obama administration, where now a person is guilty until designated or proven innocent?

      Under the Trump administration, who would have been the authority that could have put an end to the nonsense? Bill Barr?

      Under the Biden administration, who would be the authority that could put an end to the nonsense? Joe, and then Garland?

      Who gave the green light for all the nonsense?

      Trans men didn’t just walk into the woman’s locker room, dress, and start competing against women.

      Drag queen story hour didn’t just happen. Was it Randi Weingarten who gave it the green light?

      Who gave Milley and Austin the green light to implement a pre-choreographed agenda? Who pre-choreographed the agenda?

      Who pre-choreographed the “Defund the Police” movement?

      Who is the authority who could put an end to all the nonsense?

      Does “Joe Biden” have a right to designate half the population “MAGA”?

      Is all this nonsense a product of the 2030 agenda?

  45. toktomi April 21, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

    @JHK

    I have this little theory based on personal observations of Presidential elections over the past three or four occurrences.

    During the primaries there is one candidate that is hoisted up the flagpole who espouses logical analyses of our socioeconomic conundrum and suggests plausible “solutions”. It is merely a test to determine the state of the public consciousness.

    Robert is safe from being whacked.
    He’s playing along in exchange for being allowed to be “himself” and to say publicly what is apparently in his heart.
    His lack of popularity and the relative dearth of his followers keeps him safe while providing a service to those of great power.

    He will not be in the finals. This charade is carried out in every Presidential election cycle these days.

    But don’t believe me; I could be wrong. But disbelieve me at the peril of your own critical thinking capabilities.

    ~toktomi~

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    • Tate April 21, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

      Awkward thinking there with your last couple of sentences. As for Bobby himself, he’s merely the latest manifestation of the ‘Bernie Bro’ phenomenon. Not the candidate himself — how much he resembles the Bernie is open to debate — but the people prone to believe in a ‘wizard of the political saddle’ or ‘savior’ if you will who’s going to come in to literally save this country from itself. Personally, I half believe that the Russians or the Chinese or both probably will have to come in & clean up the mess. Not looking forward to that, it will be a duller place with much less entertainment value of the ‘Florida man’-type persuasion so often encountered on Drudge, but we’ll see. There was that story by Phillip K. Dick, the Man in the High Castle, that involved a similar theme I think. But it would indeed be a better world than the one we’re currently living in. The nightmare scenario however is where we just go along as we have been but keep getting progressively worse year after year.

      • toktomi April 21, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

        @Tate

        Awkward, perhaps, only if one conceives of only two options, either to believe or to disbelieve.

        ~toktomi~

  46. Amman April 21, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    “It is neither our position nor our circumstances that define us, according to the Stoics, but our response to those circumstances; when destiny crushes us, small heroic gestures of courage and service can bring us peace and fulfillment. In applying our shoulder to the stone, we give order to a chaotic universe.” — RFK, Jr.

    Now there’s a mind.

  47. SteveK9 April 21, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

    RFK, Jr. is oh so right on Medicine. But, he is wrong on nuclear power, wrong on ecology and CO2 and wrong on race (those problems weren’t being addressed by the Great Society, they were made much worse by it). But, he does have a brain and a good character. A debate between Trump and RFK, Jr., would be fascinating. They probably have more in common than they believe. Trump’s inability to admit any sort of mistake, would hamper things though.

    • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

      SteveK9,

      I don’t know Kennedy’s stance on nuclear power, but I agree with the rest of your statement.

    • toktomi April 21, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

      @SteveK9

      about as “fascinating” as a Three Stooges routine, I would say, completely devoid of any pertinence to what is really going down

      I cannot imagine how so many millions of people can ingest the public narrative so literally.

      ~toktomi~

    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      All that said, single issue litmus tests will ensure that only the worst will survive. You have to be able to compromise on something, realizing that one candidate’s views on a single issue don’t necessarily translate into action. It takes an actual coalition, even allowing for the fact that such coalitions are more often than not manufactured by political skullduggery and/or payoffs.

    • Amman April 23, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

      I like the quality of Trump where he drives CNN media people nuts. But not the quality where he pisses off “third world Sh-tholes” to coin a phrase from him.

      Or his humdinger that “we be milking Saudi Arabia…”

      • Amman April 23, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

        I mean FFS.

  48. Roundball Shaman April 21, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

    “Bobby Kennedy stepped up… and gave a long and comprehensive speech so rich with historic resonance, intelligence, and flat-out bravery… that he made every other figure in this land aspiring to high office within memory look like quality-control rejects…”

    RFK Jr. is far too intelligent, ethical, and ‘caring’ a person to ever be allowed to be The Chair Sitter and Warmer that fronts for Dark State. He’s an honest person in an Age of nothing but empty suits with empty promises and empty morals and ethics. But very full bank accounts.

    We the People must never, ever get close to ‘electing’ someone not fully vetted by and in bed with and dirtied by the Dark Staters. So declares those Dark Ones. That loud Orange-haired guy is the last time for that kind of thing. From now on, The Indispensable Nation will always its ‘choice’ only between Sugary Cola Number One and Sugary Cola Number Two and either way the drink will be bad for you and your health and your teeth will rot away along with your hopes and dreams. But at least we had a ‘choice’, right?

    RFK Jr. is not a Cola at all. In fact, he cares deeply about a person’s health. And that also is not allowed today as everything must contribute to the ruination and degradation of the health of Americans.

    RFK Jr. is a dinosaur in that he is the last of a kind… an honest-to-goodness Democrat who actually cares about people and who has not Woked himself into full-on insanity. It is both courageous and profoundly sad to watch this happening. A Truth-teller speaking truth in a Age that has fallen in love with Lies.

    I don’t know what is sadder. That he still believes he might have a chance… or that we have given up so much that we no longer believe he has a chance. Or that we might have had a much different Nation and World today if his family members had been allowed to live.

    We should not weep for the last dinosaur. We should weep only for ourselves.

  49. CHUD April 21, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

    I don’t see the Deep State resorting to assassinating RKjr because that is not necessary these days. The voting system in this country is so corrupt that the DS can install anybody they want. Biden is the obvious example. Fetterman is another example.

    In any event, I don’t think RKjr has a chance – simply because he has openly accused the CIA of murdering JFK. There’s no way he is going to be allowed to access the levers of control in this country, unfortunately.

    Also, a few weeks ago I posted a link to an ebook I wrote about the JFK assassination, but I don’t think a lot of the followers of this blog saw it because it was posted so late in the cycle, so I’d like to post it here again in case anybody is interested:

    aninspiredbitoftreason dot wordpress dot com

    It is focused mostly on the so-called ‘Babushka Lady’.

    • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

      CHUD,

      Ok, I’ve got an inspired bit of treason. Thank you for sharing. I am sure this will take a while to read.

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

      That and
      They can brainwash the masses via social media on the electronic pocket monitoring devices

    • Tate April 21, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

      With Fetterman they’re taunting us.

      • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

        Fetterman is a reflection of the populace. A mirror held up to the citizenry.

        “You retards think you can do better, here, here you go… go on!”

      • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        His Statue should be placed in front of every Walmart. His consort, a 300 pound lady in a motorized wheelchair. We must find someone who embodies this.

        • Edge Lord April 22, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

          You know you’ve seen him there.
          Or can at least picture the acne.

          Taking one last hit from the vape stick before heading inside in a sleeveless shirt and some adidas shower slides

          Walmart can do wonders for depression

          • Edge Lord April 22, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            Picture the scene

  50. tom clark April 21, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

    Newcomers to this blog should be aware that although it contains many interesting posts, most of its followers are misanthropes with personal agendas…ie, typical human beings.

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    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

      But not Tommy. He’s one of those Dunning-Kruger type bags of douche who mistakes his constant, I-need-attention, trolling for the profound.
      Constantly dialing up the volume on the amp, tempting the host, tempting the commenters. He hates them so much that he HAS to constantly seek their engagement.
      Poor Tommy. No friends. These types used to cut a long piece of hose and idle the car and life away in the garage. No such luck

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 6:20 am #

        Wow, where’d that come from?

        Some comments easily appear misanthropic and/or misogynistic, so in that sense I agree with tom.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 6:33 am #

        The CFN Jarrative

        Incidentally, if Q. Shtik (or whoever) who did the casual commenter-count a couple articles ago is to be believed, I’d even suggest that the top commenter by a large margin (about two-fold from the second)– and many of us know who I’m speaking about– may even control, by sheer number, a certain level of the CFN narrative hereon, thus approaching perhaps a kind of semi-echo-chamber.

        For all we know, they already know that which is why they are doing it.

        Jarring? For some, maybe. Indirectly threatening to JHK and his livelihood? Perhaps, such as if he’s syndicated, like on Zero Hedge, and some of the readers elsewhere pop into this comment section to get a feel for the ‘environment’.

        • Islander April 22, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          The rantings, attack style, and overwhelming volume of “un certain commenter” may well be beyond the carrying capacity of this blog’s habitat.

    • Disaffected April 21, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

      Thanks for reminding me of the word I was searching for just the other day, lo’ t! I’m a died in the wool misanthrope of sorts. I like other humans alright; just in moderation, which I think is fairly typical of humans today, what with the internet and social media and all the other stuff we have to contend with. It tends to make enemies of us unnecessarily I think, which is probably by design.

      As for you poor boy, you remain the master of the drive by passive aggressive comment, apparently because you lack confidence and/or actual argumentation/reasoning skills. That’s a personal tragedy of sorts for you, but one that you could likely easily overcome if you’d just take the leap of faith and dive right in, rather than continuing to sit on the side of the pool and bitch that the water’s too fucking cold.

      OR, you might try another blog that’s more to your liking. Have you considered that yet? Here’s hoping you figure it out.

      • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 6:41 am #

        Meh. Tom doesn’t have a thought in his head. Hence the Fetterman-like comments. As one of my friends once said about the rantings and ramblings of his wife, who suffered from dementia, “It’s just like listening to the wind blow.”

    • Tate April 21, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

      Attention, newcomers to this blog: “tom clark” wants you to know that he is not a typical human being.

    • Billy Hill April 21, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

      OMG

    • PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

      Isn’t misanthrope connected to the idea of a werewolf?

      I can’t remember.

      It’s cool though

      haha

      • tom clark April 21, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

        Dis and others…I like this blog, old misanthrope that I am, plus I get lots of “free” advice about how to live my life. Beats Ann Landers.

        • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          You’re a hidden Minnetonka treasure, lo’ t! Of exactly what, I can’t say. Kind of afraid to lift the lid to find out, to tell you the truth.

      • SpeedyBB April 23, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

        Pete – even though I often struggle for words – names, specifically – a sign of the oncoming degeneration, the word “lycanthrope” suddenly popped into view, at 02:20 in the morning.

        Close, but no cigar.

        • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 6:46 am #

          ‘Zoophagous”‘ is a good one. I think it comes from an old Frankenstein movie where Peter Lorre snatches flies out of the air and puts them in his mouth.

  51. GoldenRoad April 21, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

    Seriously – better take a look at the clown car train wreck running down the GOP rails. There is nothing here. And nutjob RFK Jr ain’t even worth a whack from the Kunstler nightmarish deep state. Just an old man in a beanie searching for some relevance (and your patreon $$).

    • Edge Lord April 21, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

      You better take a look around the corner because what’s coming down will make you go back up. There is something there. And your nut job ass ain’t even worth a nightmarish whack from Clinton Inc. You’re just a young man in a onesie trolling for some conflict, srrrssly warchild back off, I’m an fbi agent bodie
      Make as much sense as you, no, right?

  52. mitchellc April 21, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

    As many have noted, events are beginning to occur outside of US/West control.

    Chile nationañizing its lithium deposits is really about countries (like KSA) beginning to feel more confident challenging the hegemon and its self declared ‘rules based order’.

    Since fed.gov cannot alter the course of history we’re now embarked upon, the next president will be trying to manage events initiated by peer rivals.

    These are the primary tells: inflation and reactionary attempts to regain control. Jim still has some faith; me, that ship has sailed.

  53. Pucker April 21, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

    April 22….

    “Happy Birthday to you…
    Happy Birthday to you…
    Happy Birthday Dear Lenin…
    Happy Birthday to you….”

    I missed H…itler’s birthday (April 20th).

    I feel so guilty….

    • SpeedyBB April 23, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

      Pucker old counterpart,

      I found it vastly amusing to read that the busy discreet codebreakers in Bletchley Park were also happy every April 20, because as they drank in the many messages from Nazi outposts around Europe, they were enormously assisted by the fact that they knew they were reading greetings and congratulations on Der Führer’s birthday.

      A little surprise present, on a plate, from the enemy.

  54. Kornado April 21, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

    I’m as cynical as it gets, but if we are still somehow living in a non AI generated real-time reality, I was pleasantly surprised that RFK Jr has put himself out there for president.

    I was exposed to him mostly within the last two years with his opposition to the Fauci and vaccines. Watching him and his penetrating blue eyes speak truth to the camera, he runs on a different wavelength, he somehow seems to believe, despite all the wrong he’s personally been involved with in this nation, that there can be a better tomorrow.

    I beat to a different drum, I drink in despondency every day, but goddamn, how can you not admire the guy even if you don’t think he will ever be in any position to actually help us, help promote TRUTH.

    I’m excited that he could be the person to represent my values again, a person I suppose i can trust, but my problem with RFK Jr is his voice. I had a 10th grade English teacher who had the same lamb baa baa grating damage as him, and now I wonder if hers was similarly vaccine damaged.

    She was a decent teacher but hearing that agitated voice would just grate on my ears, and sometimes I’d have to tune it out. I wonder if they could use a microphone/eq effect that could ‘smooth’ out RFK Jr.’s voice.

    Otherwise, that’s the easiest way people won’t have to take him seriously, IMO.

    • Islander April 21, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

      “Otherwise, that’s the easiest way people won’t have to take him seriously, IMO.”

      You must be joking.

      RFK’s voice affliction is a metaphor with Greek overtones.

      The blind Tiresius is a seer who sees more clearly and further than the sighted.

      The hero with a damaged voice overcomes this obstacle to step onto the public stage as a compelling orator. The strength of the message and the force behind it overcome the physical impediment in the very organ needed to make and defend a claim to leadership.

      Think also FDR. His disability did not disable him.

      RFK can also potentially make an advantage of his disability. Kind of like with a stutterer: Who will interrupt him? And, everyone will recognize his voice immediately.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 6:14 am #

        Nice comment, Isle…

        While I can appreciate what both of you (Kornado) are saying, one thing I noticed was that I got better at understanding RFK Jr.’s voice the more I listened. It was a little bit like when I switched from right-handed knitting to continental. At first, I wondered if I would ever pick it up, but my neurons made connections as I put in the efforts and soon, I was knitting continental with machine-level tension.

      • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        Good comment, islander.

        And on a simpler level, if someone is obliged to speak quietly, people are obliged to shut up to hear what he’s saying. It changes the tone in a room (or wherever). And, as you suggest, people (especially the media) are not going to attack him because of his voice. The zeitgeist would not allow it (in this case, the zeitgeist would be showing some wisdom).

      • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        Demosthenes practiced with pebbles in his mouth to overcome his affliction. Another great and afflicted orator comes to mind, one from our own day: Joseph Robinette Biden.

        Last time I saw him, I was stuck by how dull Kennedy’s eyes were. A sign of exhaustion; chi deficiency or bad chi.

  55. Pucker April 21, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

    They are going to have to concoct another Russian prostitute, Golden Shower “Pee Tape” to smear RFK, Jr.?

    If Eric Hoffer is correct, then “Affirmative Action”, except for “The Talented Tenth”, would generally only lead to greater “Frustration” in the society and would thereby lay the groundwork for a Leninist social revolution since the frustrated people alienated from their inadequate, frustrated selves can see the Utopian promise within reach and, therefore, they would be highly susceptible to Utopian pathological promises of Equality, etc.

    It seems that this is what happened in South Africa where they have ended up appointing largely incompetent people (“Equity Hires”) to run things. Now, the South African power grid is perpetually down with rolling blackouts.

    Eric Hoffer, “The True Believer”

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    • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

      The water supply system, transportation infrastructure, & food distribution has also collapsed. It didn’t take long — only 3 decades — for SAfrica to regress to the African mean.

      • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

        Three decades? How long did it take for New Haven to hit the skids?

        • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

          It took awhile in New Haven, about 50 years. At one time the city had Winchester, the New Haven RR (New England’s RR) & Yale. Only Yale remains.

          The decline really picked up steam when the ‘Panthers’ showed up for the Warren Kimbro trial.

    • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

      “They are going to have to concoct another Russian prostitute, Golden Shower “Pee Tape” to smear RFK, Jr.?”

      Puck,
      No need! They will simply replay video’s of his dad with M. Monroe…if you squint, you might not tell the difference between the two men…of course AI can make it look like YOU consorting with MM….

      $MeeToo

      • Edge Lord April 22, 2023 at 8:59 am #

        Are you confusing RFK with JFK?

        • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:24 am #

          Some sources say both brothers had an affair with her.

    • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

      Brazil now mandates that 30% of government positions must go to non-Whites, however they define that. Will that satisfy them? No, they are the majority after all.

      If the Whites don’t stop this soon, another great country will slide back into the primordial mud. The South is White. Secession might be the only answer, but of course they’ll lose access to much of the resources. The minorities will be helped by China perhaps. What about the Monroe Doctrine. As dead as he is.

  56. Robert White April 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

    I’m fully onboard with RFK Junior’s run to be POTUS. This is what Americans need to re-appropriate sovereignty back into the hands of U.S. citizens who pay the freight via taxation.

    Uncle Sam is neglecting the taxpayers in favour of a Deep State agenda that’s not in the interests of everyday Americans who pay the freight.

    P.S. There is a typo on the last sentence in the article whereby American should read Americans plural instead. And I can’t believe I spotted a typo, Jim. I’ve never seen a typo ever from you on any article until now. It’s a first.

    🙂

    Cheers, Robert

  57. Pucker April 21, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

    “It is neither our position nor our circumstances that define us, according to the Stoics, but our response to those circumstances;…”

    Stoicism is a good philosophy.

    Buddhism also works….

  58. Islander April 21, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

    Electricity reality:

    httpX://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/04/americas_coming_energy_crisis.html

    “. . . Since roughly 6% of electrical power is lost in transmission, we multiply 5,000 by 1.06 and round up. This means that approximately 5,300 gigawatts of renewable electrical power will be required to replace fossil fuels.

    Is this a problem? You bet it is.

    The entire electrical generating capacity of the United States in 2022 was just over 1,200 gigawatts. A total conversion to electricity would require us to more than quadruple our present capacity.

    Even if we assume improvements in energy distribution and end-use efficiency by 2050, the improvements may be offset by the U.S. population growth of roughly 2 million people per year. Can we possibly generate this much electricity without the use of fossil fuels?

    The numbers are not encouraging. In 2022, approximately 46 gigawatts of mainly wind and solar were planned additions. In 2023, 54.5 gigawatts, again mostly wind and solar, will be added. These numbers do not count power plant retirements, averaging 10–11 gigawatts annually.

    This is nowhere near enough. We are barely adding 40 gigawatts per year. At this rate, it will take over 130 years to create enough generating capacity to support the demand for electricity in 2050.

    In addition to wind and solar, we will need battery backup systems and hundreds of miles of transmission lines, which add to the cost. The batteries do not generate power. Instead, they smooth the energy flow and provide backup power for a maximum of 12 hours.

    We can expect the fossil fuel panic to cause significant problems soon. Rolling blackouts and calls to restrict electricity usage, especially in the summer and winter months, as demand for electricity spikes are not far away. In fact, the California electrical grid may have reached the tipping point just last year.

    If this wasn’t crazy enough, the United Nations recently claimed we need to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 because the world is fast approaching catastrophic levels of heating.

    This is just nonsense. Unfortunately, the Ministries of Magic and Climate Change, AKA the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA, seem to be under the control of the same climate-obsessed, fossil fuel–hating dark wizards infesting the U.N.

    No one is going to die from climate change. But what happens if our save-the-earth renewable electric grid falls apart in the dead of winter in sub-zero temperatures? Will the EPA let you burn your furniture to stay alive?

    This madness has to stop.

    You can read my opinion of U.N. climate predictions here.”

    • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

      Not too worry, on Friday President Biden signed an Executive Order authorizing $60 billion for Climate Justice initiatives in ‘Underserved Communities’, “Minority communities hardest hit by Climate Change.”

      So here we are with just another grift, Dems using the Climate Change hoax to pass out large amounts of schwag to people who vote for them.

      Germany closed the last of its nuclear power plants today, so more more nuclear power in Germany.

      • elysianfield April 21, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

        BRH,
        Germany is absolute proof that the utopian New World Order is doubling down…there will be no retrenchment, no tactical retreats. You will own nothing…the state will provide for each according to his needs.

        Let us just hope that the Germans will not need reliable electricity.

        • BackRowHeckler April 21, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

          What happens when Germany is de industrialized due to erratic or insufficient electricity generation? The country could go batshit crazy again, like in the 30 years war, or 1939.

          • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

            Batshit crazy being a decidedly relative term these days…

      • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        So now we see how the institution of oppression featuring POC/CTR was necessary in order to bring about Climate Change lockdowns.

        First they had to get everyone on board with “the poor minorities/oppressed/undeserved communities” suffer more than everyone else. Then use the human trait of empathy for others against us. Easy peasy! Why wouldn’t you want to help the oppressed? What’s wrong with you, selfish, greedy bigot?

        So, you will once again out of the goodness of your heart, and to show (aka virtue signal, ala Covid19 plandemic) your community that you ‘care’ and aren’t a hater, you will succumb to the lockdowns, and the removal of cash, and the integration of CBDCs, etc.

        They didn’t need to put us in jail, we’re doing it for them.

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          And of course you never fell for any of that, right? You never call anyone a racist, right?

          Wrong. You still do it.

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            No, I actually didn’t. I’m betting you masked right up though.

            Sucker.

  59. Mister Roboto April 21, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

    Well, since the DNC has already admitted that they just pick who they want and fuck the voters, the only way I can imagine this bid for the Dem nomination amounting to anything is if it becomes a jumping-off point for a run as an independent.

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      I do as well, but that’s rational thinking. Our populace isn’t rational. There are 46%+ who don’t even vote and are centrists/independents, but oh no, no one in a third party can win. That’s been indoctrinated into our noggins, because the deep state fixes the elections.

  60. Pucker April 21, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

    Does Lenin strike you as the “Romantic Type”?

    I think that many women, particularly Witches, are attracted to Demons, and earthly Power?

    Maybe, it’s a “Russian Thang”, although Lenin was not pure Russian as he had a bit of German and Mongolian blood, much to the chagrin of the Bolsheviks….

    “ This appears to have been one of those rare triangles in which all three people involved behaved decently. Feelings of attachment and love do not readily lend themselves to rational explanation. If Lenin’s life was filled with the turbulence of politics and revolutionary activity, on the personal level it had been monotonous, flat, boring.

    Inessa entered his life in emigration like a comet. It is pointless to speculate what it was about her that attracted him. She was extremely beautiful, elegant and full of creative energy, and that was perhaps enough.

    Also, she was open and passionate about everything she did, whether it was caring for her children or the revolution or the routine Party jobs she was asked to do. She was an exceptional person, emotional, responsive and exciting. For all his old-fashioned views on family life, Lenin was unable to suppress the strong feelings she evoked in him.”

    “Lenin: A New Biography”

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    • workingclasshero April 21, 2023 at 11:52 pm #

      LENIN could be a substitute for INCEL.

      • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:05 am #

        Leninism is a right-wing derivation of Marxism. Make of it what you wish. Though it seems to me those who wish to save the working class wouldn’t support inflationary policies. But what do I know lol.

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

          Lenin was heard screaming at Trotsky for his unauthorized murder of the Czar and his family. You have created a martyr, he screamed. Indeed Vladimir, indeed. You people will not be forgiven until the end of the world by the Russian Faithful and those who support them.

          At least the Party ultimately brought Trotsky to justice with an ice pick to the head. I don’t know all the details of his fall from Party grace, beyond the one just mentioned. Maybe Paula could tell us more.

          • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

            Wow, an ice pick!? What a way to go eeks. I did look it up out of curiosity and it appears that he was assassinated in Mexico. So that is pretty crazy too!

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

            SSL, after an affair with none other than Frida Kahlo.

      • Mac April 22, 2023 at 9:32 am #

        Almost an anagram

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 9:21 am #

      ” It is pointless to speculate what it was about her that attracted him. She was extremely beautiful, elegant and full of creative energy, and that was perhaps enough. ”

      Beauty, elegance, and creative energy are not, it is implied, “enough” to attract a normal man.

      What an idiotic thought.

  61. PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

    Does it matter who the Executive is, during the Collapse?

    Would you rather have a kind philosopher, or a brash entrepreneur?

    One would do what must be done, while the other would do what is most expedient.

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 9:21 am #

      “Does it matter who the Executive is, during the Collapse?”

      It sure as hell does.

      • Mac April 22, 2023 at 9:34 am #

        Yes. He could either permit power to flow back naturally to the local level, or he could try to centralize tyranny.

        • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

          The USA must disarm all of its citizens before centralized North Korean/Nazi/Soviet style tyranny can arrive. For the last 30,000 years North America has been occupied by squabbling tribes that entertained themselves and had adventures by fighting with each other and going on the warpath. That’s what happens when life is too easy, game is too plentiful, and women and kids are out doing a lot of the hunter/gatherer work for you. There’s no tv, no bars, no entertainment venues to hang out at etc. So what to do with your spare time! What could be more fun than to paint up your faces, put horns on your heads, have a big costumed dance, and then head for the woods or prairies and sneak up on another tribe that’s hundreds of miles away? We could call that “decentralized chaos”. Except for the past 2 centuries, that’s how things were done in North America.

          And maybe that’s the way it’s gonna be from here on out. Jarek will probably leave and look for another country. But we don’t particularly need him here anyhow. And he can just as easily post on CFN from somewhere else.

          • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            Well that’s what your Little Rascal childhood upbringing would naturally lead to, right?
            Or BRH’s bb gun battles? Have you read Lord of the Flies? Are you Jack or Ralph? What do YOU want to do to poor Piggy?

            As I said before, read the work of Olaf Stapledon. Humanity of Neptune incorporated this chaotic aspect of life into the Vision of Man without letting it destroy everything else. Every young adult sent to the Wild Continent to live a primitive life, to hunt and fight, for several decades. And even later, if they needed refreshement. They lived for thousands of years so they had the time.

            Many were lost, but they considered the loss worth the gain of enrichment in the survivors. The protagonist eulogized his lover whom he met on the Wild Continent. You almost killed me the first time we met, leaving a spear in my leg, yet I was smitten nonetheless.

            It’s real. We want to fight. As self defense expert Animal MacYoung says, Does your son like to fight? Get him into the army – they know how to handle this. Maybe not now of course.

            National Socialism uses this instinct as its rocket fuel. I’m not against it or you, I’m merely correcting your excesses. Instead of just paining my face with coal dust or oil, I would mine them and put them to work.

          • messianicdruid April 22, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

            Most of us are here to “count coup” on each other with ideas [ data, information, knowledge, wisdom ] wielded with panache, snark and occasional sincerity, on display for God knows who.

          • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

            I’ve read “Lord of the Flies”. It’s a favorite of high school teachers and assorted pedants and child abusers everywhere. The theory is that unsupervised kids will turn into animals with no souls, morals, values etc. It’s a theory concocted in yet another attempt for this class of people to justify their wasteful government jobs and stupid tyrannical attitudes. As children in the 50’s we both feared and respected our parents. We mostly understood what the limits were and we also knew that we had to be home by dinner time. When we did things that were irresponsible or inconsiderate there was negative feedback that helped correct our course.

            You seem uncomfortable with stories of boys out running around engaged in group/gang activities involving physical battles with other groups. Our neighborhood was blessed with a large vacant lot that included an old apple orchard with around a dozen large trees. Apparently this spot had once been a small commercial backyard orchard. We climbed in the trees and during ripe apple season there were so many on the ground that nobody could possibly use them all. Most of them rotted in the grass and us feral boys would have apple fights. It’s just something that little boys naturally do when no adults are around to stop them. As weapons we had our choice of either hard apples or rotten ones. The hard ones would hurt more on impact, but the rotten ones made a much more satisfying *splat* as well as leaving a mark of brown rotten mush behind after hitting the target. One unforseen hazard that we quickly learned about was all the wasps and yellowjackets that were often inside the big holes on rotten apples. After getting our fingers stung a few times we learned to check ’em for a moment before picking one up. If you were under attack and had to respond that very instant, you’d forgo a bee/wasp check and just hope you weren’t grabbing one.

            At lunch break or by suppertime you’d arrive home dirty and wearing dirty clothing. If all had gone well that day you’d show up with clothing that was still in good shape hadn’t been torn. When it did get torn mom didn’t buy new stuff, she got out her sewing kit and repaired it – like she’d darn yer socks and put patches on jeans. We weren’t like Lord of the Rings – in that shit show there weren’t any mommas around to cook for everyone and fix everything. Our parents were wise enough to understand that everyone, including children, deserve their private space and their time to explore and experience the world on their own and on their own terms. They won’t turn into animals, what will happen is they will begin growing up – and very early in life at that.

          • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

            That was a great typo – Lord of the Rings instead of Lord of the Flies. As for Lord of the Rings, it does seem as though parts of that epic are manifesting in the news. Orcs, trolls, and evil running wild all over the place. The all seeing eye of Sauron watching all of us and maybe even reading what we post in here.

  62. PeteAtomic April 21, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

    The collective West is simply regurgitating Nazi/kraut views on Russia: Russia is backward and uncivilized, it is inhabited by savages/ “orcs”, it’s morally inferior…
    The new magical counterattack (that has no artillery and no tactical air cover) will cause panic among the Russian Army.. “You only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down!” (A.H.)
    etc..etc..etc..

    All the propaganda won’t save NATO or the Zelensky Gov’t.

  63. snagglepuss April 22, 2023 at 1:26 am #

    I begin to see what Jim means….. Watched the RFK jr speech tonight. Skinny tie, button down collar, thin lapels. Reminiscent of his father. so striking to see someone speaking in that way. I don’t mean the voice, but the very conversational and free flowing delivery. I think in time one might forget the voice impediment. The ‘Kennedy placards’ in the background stirred something from the past for those of us old enough to remember. Spooky in a way. Is there something more to all of this? Part of a Dem plan to oust Sleepy Joe?

    Interesting what he had to say about autism and a respectful national conversation around the war in Ukraine. The thing is, whatever he might achieve or not in his presidential aspirations, his words will be heard where otherwise they might not be, simply because of the Kennedy name and historical events. I think people in the US will perk up their ears a little not just because of the name affiliation, but because of the office for which he has put his name forth… Hard to know whether he can capture the imagination and hearts of Americans if he doesn’t get mainstream airplay. More than anything this is the issue that stands between chaos and democracy and truth in America. Just my opinion from north of border..

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 9:22 am #

      “Like.”

    • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

      Kdog: Bobby Jr has fifty mil. He’s not going to change anything.

      Jarek: No change ever happens without at least some help from the upper classes.

      Is he the one to do it? Can it be done at this point? Or is it too late?

      • K-Chien April 23, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

        Bobby Jr. is the new rover. No escape from the village. ($60 million)

  64. ET777 April 22, 2023 at 1:34 am #

    Everyone should step back, pump the brakes a bit on RFK Jr. While his advocacy against vaccine tyranny is admirable, he 100% is on board with the “Climate Change Cult” and 100% pushes the MYTH that “Climate Change” is the result of fossil fuels.

    The fact is that Climate Change has been happening since the beginning of this planet, and is part of the Earth’s natural cycle. An ice age here, a drought there. It happens, is uncontrollable and is not man-made in any way.

    In recent years, the Left has been exploiting Climate Change for the advancement of their power, wealth and control. It is pure Evil.

    RFK Jr. is a big part of this. He has gone on video stating that those who disagree with the climate myth are endangering others and should be put in prison.

    This is a Far Left Authoritarian Communist stance, and that alone disqualifies him from the White House.

    He has no shot anyway. Gavin Newsom will be installed via fake mail in ballots, and will be the new “President” in 2025. He is far worse than RFK, because he supports Vaccine Tyranny too…which is exactly what the Communists want.

    • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 3:46 am #

      Agree and disagree so sorta all of the above lol. I’m very worried too about some of his past statements pertaining to climate change. The only potentially saving grace that needs to be explored is if whether or not his clear intolerance of the covidian tyranny can now translate over to also being opposed to climate tyranny. He may see things differently now. People need to ask him these questions right away. But Gavin Newsom is not a Communist. He is part of They. Far worse and far beyond that old fashioned label.

    • benr April 22, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      There is a public stance and a private stance and most of the time they don’t align at all.
      He is however Democrat and just by being part of the party of crazy should take him off the voter options for anyone wishing to preserve this country.

    • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

      The climate change scam has been a very easy one to create. Very likely, around 2/3’s of this country is scientifically illiterate and didn’t enjoy or really understand high school level science classes. And some of the remainder that could do well on science tests discovered later in college and university that science scams and science bullshit could lead to a lucrative job. Most of the “science” behind the medical industrial complex is scam/bullshit science that continues only because the people controlling it are making fortunes.

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 8:54 pm #

      Newscum is also a WEF puppet. Like I said, he’ll be another Turdeau.

  65. SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 3:33 am #

    I’m definitely heartened to hear that a plank of RFK Jr.’s platform is ridding government of its connection to corporations. Removing lobbyists and preventing federal employees from working for corporations that are supposed to be regulated. I prefer a platform which entails the annihilation of corporations but realize too that idealism is aspirational.

    I’m very concerned about Bobby’s doctrines on Ukraine. He made a comment that we were in Ukraine for the right reasons. This is not computing because it’s not really within our realm and we have no business over there. But the biolabs and trafficking and organ harvesting and all of this is not being there for the right reasons. He also thinks that Russia should withdraw from Ukraine and be replaced by a UN peacekeeping force. This is actually literally terrifying because Russia is not going to allow that and they aren’t going to leave Ukraine. Ukraine is going to a be a part of Russia so we need to negotiate with Putin.

    It also appears that he would essentially continue DEI in some form. And the climate change lockdowns/green new deal agenda will probably continue to rollout in some form under him. Though he supports free speech and is anti-censorship so that is good.

    Trump recently said that the Republican Party won’t be the same now that he has come onto the scene. That does seem to be the case. Perhaps at the very least RFK Jr. will destroy the Democrat Party as it is now. Those things happening within the same spin of time has at least the chance to shatter the Uniparty into a thousand pieces. So I completely support him with abundant enthusiasm. Cheers!!

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    • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

      A thoughtful response. But remember, there’s not going to be any such thing as a “mom and pop” railroad or steel company. It’s a question of scale. Many industries have to be big to be profitable. So you either have Corporations as we do now, or they get nationalized a la Communism?

      Here’s where the Third Way steps in: People get to keep what they or their families created. Who would know better how to run them than they and the experts they hire? But they run them for the Nation, not for their own personal, family, and/or shareholder profit alone.

      They don’t want to play ball with the nation? Then they can get the hell out. Take their winnings and go. That’s how Putin dealt with bad Capitalist elements.

      Great questions about Bobby. Indeed, he needs to be challenged immediately.

      Small and medium sized companies aren’t as crucial so they don’t need to be guided nearly as much. Fascism and National Socialism are actually for far more diversity and freedom than our current Masters plan for us.

      • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

        That’s a good point too. The current Masters talk about diversity and freedom incessantly but yet those two things are in reality being diminished more and more each day. I think that is a reason corporations, and especially big ones are so objectionable. They’re like these generic, standardized, soulless entities. And yet they actually have a lot of power. But its not as if business and trade alone are bad things. That is actually just normal human activity.

      • Woodchuck April 23, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        ” But remember, there’s not going to be any such thing as a “mom and pop” railroad or steel company”

        Back in the 1800’s in Eastern TN we had such things as “mom and pop” railroads and steel foundries. In the small hillbilly town I’m at we had a couple of very small local steel foundries active. Both coal and iron ore were mined and locally available by rail in many parts of Appalachia. There was a steel foundry large and strategic enough in the Tellico Plains area that it changed hands several times during the Civil War. It started out Union controlled, was taken by the Confederates for a while, and then recaptured by the Union. When your civilization is decentralized and much more primitive (as our civilization is about to be) – then mom and pop operations can become profitable just as they were in the very beginnings of the industrial age.

        Fascism and National Socialism sucks big time. How long is it going to take for you to figure this out?

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

          I met a garrulous old woman once, who had amazing physical vitality. Alas, he mind wasn’t up to the level of her physique. She called Monsanto a family farm. Hey, maybe it once was!

          Things change, Woody. The companies competed and the losers were absorbed. Capitalism lauds this process as an absolute good. Will you defend it? John Az does. And he thinks it’s still going, lol. Things have changed.

          Jack or Ralph? Piggy represents the proletariat. His specs, technology. His friend represents the Conservatives who want to protect Piggy. The Communists are the antifa who want to take his specs to make fire and then put poor Piggy into it.

  66. The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 6:04 am #

    …Gavin Newsom… another haircut-in-search-of-a-brain…” ~ JHK

    ——

    Maybe, but his ‘haircut’ seems more of a hair-style than a hair-cut and more importantly, wind-tunnel-tested!

    See, you get out of the shower and then stick your head in a wind-tunnel, face-first, et voila! Instant hair-style!
    Then it’s just a simple matter of doing a cute little pirouette while grabbing that suit ‘n’ tie from the walk-in closet that’s about the size of a tiny house, and it’s off to the races!

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

      John Kerry is the original “hair cut in search of” a job/brain.

      I can’t recall who coined this bon mot.

      • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        I thought it was Jim. I know that I heard it here first.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

          Read that here first too.

    • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

      Lol, wind-tunnel tested

  67. The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 7:04 am #

    @SpeedyBB April 20, 2023 at 4:53 pm:

    Appreciate you sharing some interesting tidbits of your life down there…

    Being somewhat stuck for now in a 6-months-a-year glorified freezer/refrigerator that is so-called Canada, I feel a little envious about your location, even though I realize that there are pros and cons to everywhere and that the grass can appear greener on the other side…

    ——

    I am naturally resentful at not being able to share my pearls of genius with students back in the good old Homeland but then again I wouldn’t last ten minutes in a classroom with the attitude and reckless sense of humor I cultivate.

    What did or do you teach?

    I was in China some time ago and was going to teach English, but for various reasons decided against it and so turned my time I was there into more of a vacation.
    Your writing about your not lasting ten minutes in a classroom kind of reverberated, since I probably might have ended up subverting my students enough to threaten my position, so it was just as well.

    In all fairness, though, I was treated very well by everyone I met while there.

    ——

    …and even manage to score the weird food I’ve become accustomed to, like dark rye bread and humus.

    I make hummus at home all the time but use taco chips or pita bread to dip instead. Rye bread’s a good idea and might be tried next time.

    • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

      Teach English? Be honest, you didn’t do it because it was slave labor.

      Reminds me of those who take up teaching work with the Berlitz group here in Germany.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        That wasn’t a reason, but is/was it that bad?

        • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

          Perhaps China is different, but here in Germany, companies like Berlitz are modern day sweatshops that seem to suck in many expats looking to teach English.

          Horrid places.

          • Islander April 23, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

            Nowadays people can teach English online. Bypassing Berlitz et al.

            Or so I read.

          • SpeedyBB April 24, 2023 at 9:05 am #

            My situation is a little more *ahem* refined since I have a degree in Descriptive Linguistics and have taught a brazillion hours of ESL in Japan, Thailand, Colombia, Indonesia and the gold ole, as well as setting up language programs for the likes of US/AID and the Rockefeller Foundation.

            I don’t mind doing donkey work in an ESL classroom if the students are with it. Interestingly enough, the best classes, the ones that race the hour hand of the clock most speedily, are TOEFL and IELTS. All of the participants are highly motivated: either get that 550 on the TOEFL or it’s no study in the USA for you, Sunshine.

            Conversation classes tend to be the most excruciating, as students seem to be poorly motivated and expect you to magically impart language skills with no effort on their part. Kids are often enrolled in such classes by mother at gunpoint, and you can just imagine the cooperative attitude that inspires.

            My most recent fling with academia, sort of, was teaching Intercultural Communication at a private communications school (& rich fat ethnic Chinese girl baby-sitting institution) here in Jakarta. The subject is quite intriguing, and my objective was to help these soft, obedient, wealthy babies get up to speed so they could function in the ruthless atmosphere of a multinational juggernaut: ExxonMobil, Citibank, Mandarin Hotels, Hyundai.

            Indonesians, like most Southeast Asians, are culturally supple peoples, as their history is that of a “silk road” of traders, invaders, wanderers and colonialists sweeping through. Pretty much the opposite of Japan, still maintaining its “shimaguni konjo” (“xenophobic insular mentality”) in a world where they-need-it-more-than-it-needs-them. Sample: sit down on a train and some local Japanese in a nice suit will strike up a conversation with you, wanting to practice his or her English. One of the first questions (of many) is “When are you going to leave Japan?” Yeah, real Miss Manners stuff.

            I could live there comfortably but thanks anyway. I concluded long ago that Japanese fundamentally do not care for foreigners.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

        I looked up your espresso machine BTW. Looks pretty nice.

        • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

          Dual-boiler machines changed the home coffee game forever.

  68. Islander April 22, 2023 at 9:30 am #

    From a college classmate who spent his life in Europe working in various high-profile positions who has his own list with many influential names on it:

    +++++++++

    Transmitted below is a very wise and knowledgeable message just circulated by Ambassador Jack Matlock, a career diplomat and specialist in Soviet/Russian affairs who served as American ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991.

    As a patriotic American who is now 93 years old, he sees no need to mince his words and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

    **********************************************************************************************

    There is no way other countries were threatened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read Nikolai Petro’s very insightful The Tragedy of Ukraine to understand. The history of the eastern parts of Ukraine has nothing to do (before 1940) with the history of the western part (Galicia and others.) The division within the borders Joseph Stalin and, in the case of Crimea, Nikita Khrushchev gave to Soviet Ukraine created a deeply divided country with a constitution that did not allow a federal structure to accommodate the differences.

    Russia would never have invaded if Ukraine had been willing to agree to a federal system (Minsk Accords) or that NATO would stay out. (The U.S. was already treating Ukraine as a NATO-protected entity in 2022 by supplying offensive weapons for use against Ukrainian citizens in the Donbas.)

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been no worse for the Ukrainians (in fact, not as bad for them) as the U.S.’s unprovoked invasion and total occupation of Iraq, a country which posed no threat! So the U.S., which also illegally invaded Syria with the intent to remove its recognized ruler, is in a poor position to enable more killing in Ukraine because Russia has acted in its own neighborhood the way the U.S. has throughout the world [This sentence is difficult to parse, IMO. I think he by “enable” he means encourage or justify.–ISL].

    It is not in the real interests of the United States and its allies to keep this war going and to divide the world once again. Wise leaders in the U.S. and West would do anything to end the fighting and to back a settlement that would allow both Ukraine and Russia to be guaranteed secure borders. Given what has happened since 1991, and especially since the events of 2014, the current Ukrainian government will never be able to restore control over all of Joseph Stalin’s borders of Ukraine. Enabling Ukraine to attempt to do so is only going to result in more killing and destruction. The U.S. and the EU have an interest in Ukraine and Russia living in peace with each other. We do not have an interest in precisely where the border is drawn.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    ++++++++++++++++++

    Me: Of course the horse has left the barn for the Ukraine and Russia to live in peach with each other. Eventually Ukraine will cease to exist as a separate nation.

    • PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      “Me: Of course the horse has left the barn for the Ukraine and Russia to live in peach with each other. Eventually Ukraine will cease to exist as a separate nation.”

      Yes, I agree.

      NATO’s Stoltenberg has recently remarked that Ukraine will be a part of NATO after the war. Russia will not allow that to happen.

      • Q. Shtik April 22, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        for the Ukraine and Russia to live in peach with each other. – PeteA

        ===========

        S/b pomegranate 😉

        • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          Why not pineapple? 🙂

          • PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

            Wouldn’t be an upside down pineapple 😉 if u know the meaning lol

          • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

            lol 🙂

  69. Nigel Tufnel April 22, 2023 at 9:53 am #

    In order for RFKjr to have a chance, we should be putting All of our energy into securing the vote. Hand written, hand counted ballots, and voter ID. Do we want ‘instant results’ or an actual accurate count?
    Here in my little town, they are using paper ballots, but then the paper ballots are counted by machine.

    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If they’re determined to fix an election, they will. And just as we saw in 2020, any definitive proof thereof will simply be ignored. Elections in and of themselves are worthless. It takes a genuine groundswell movement that permeates the entire system, which is currently stonewalled by the fact that money controls/owns the entire system. The current system must collapse completely before a new one can possibly be born, and even then it will be a tremendously tough row to hoe going forward, with no guarantee whatsoever of good outcomes. The people with money and power currently certainly aren’t going gently into that good night.

      • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        There are a few dudes who were banned on Twitter and have now been reinstated who have reposted footage of trucks full of ballots arriving at 3 a.m. in some of the critical fraud sites.

        Re-watching that stuff is hiliarous.

        The fraud was so open that it was like a cartoon. I will never forget when the Dems put cardboard up in the windows to stop election observers from viewing the wet works after they had been illegally refused entry.

        A veritable banana republic.

        • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          Yep. Almost like they wanted it all to be seen. Performance art, if you will. A giant FU to anyone who questioned their methods.

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

          Pizza boxes, Owl. The large, dark Hidden Figures tried to put pizza boxes on the windows from the pizzas they had just devoured.

          • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

            See? You made me laugh again.

            I keep saying, Jarek, you are a funny guy.

          • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 12:55 am #

            Even Asoka and I used to have truces and tell each other what wonderful people the other one was.

        • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          Yet the Supreme Court said Trump’s suit had “no standing”. America is gone.

          Last night a chastened Tucker was calling the Nashville shooter “he” after calling it a she for the last month. Fox was taken to the woodshed this week.

  70. PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 9:57 am #

    “Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens:

    We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

    The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

    We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

    This much we pledge–and more.

    To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can do–for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

    To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom–and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

    To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required–not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

    To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge–to convert our good words into good deeds–in a new alliance for progress–to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.

    To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support–to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective–to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak–and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.

    Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

    We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

    But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course–both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind’s final war.

    So let us begin anew–remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

    Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

    Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms–and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.

    Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.

    Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah–to “undo the heavy burdens . . . (and) let the oppressed go free.”

    And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.

    All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

    In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

    Now the trumpet summons us again–not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a call to battle, though embattled we are– but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.

    Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

    In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

    And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

    My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

    Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

    President John F Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961)

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    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      And two and half years later he was dead with half his head blown off by associates of members of his own government. And the rest, as they say, is history.

      Best not to underestimate the people who are still jealously guarding that secret. Their power has only grown in the interim and they have more to lose than ever before.

      • messianicdruid April 22, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

        Obadiah will be vindicated.

      • PeteAtomic April 22, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

        Yes, thank you Dis

  71. benr April 22, 2023 at 10:19 am #

    Election cheating AND hacked voting machines.
    So it is going to come out that some voting machines were rigged I am not sure how this helps the prosecution of Donald Trump.

    NEW: Bombshell Team Trump Texts ‘Now In The Hands Of’ Election Crimes Prosecutor ‘Looking At Many Possible Charges’ CNN Scoops
    Story by Tommy Christopher • 1h ago

    In a new exclusive, CNN reports that newly-uncovered emails from operatives paid by ex-President Donald Trump’s legal team are now in the hands of election crimes prosecutor Fani Willis.

    The new report from CNN reveals emails between Jim Penrose and Doug Logan discussing data from a breached voting machine, and that the emails are in the possession of the Fulton County District Attorney’s grand jury investigation of former President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn election results in Georgia.

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      They’ll find a way.

    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      With all the advances in technology these days, I can’t imagine it would be that hard to generate fake emails and texts that would pass forensic examination. Just sayin’…

      • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        Yep that is a good point. But that can work any which way.

  72. dale April 22, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    Excellent synopsis of such an historic event. A speech beyond refreshing. Shades of Bulworth.

    The crass Trump presidency killed the vile and traitorous Republican Party and the vile and traitorous Democrat Party. It ripped the mask off of the deep state bureaucracy. It exposed the corporations and media at war with the people. And it eliminated any doubt that the FBI, DOJ et al are out-to-get-you.

    RFK Jr. now faces all that, post exposure. I won’t guess they’re working together. But there is a sense of destiny in this flow of events.

  73. elysianfield April 22, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    A case for reparations;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goh2x_G0ct4

    Yeah…give ’till it hurts.

    Then give some mo’….

    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

      LOL! Well, the good news is that whitey wasn’t actually on the moon at all, although I can’t imagine those studios came cheap either. The only reparations they should be giving out is rebates on all the taxes we paid in to support the MIC’s many wars of imperialism these past many years. And the fake moon program as well.

      • elysianfield April 22, 2023 at 5:45 pm #

        “Well, the good news is that whitey wasn’t actually on the moon at all”

        Diss,
        Bullshit! I have proof we were there…I bought a moon rock off of Ebay several years ago…paid almost $30.00 for it.

        • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

          A lunar steal, that was!

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

          Did you ever see the kerfuffle about the ‘moon rock’ we gave Denmark (I think – it was one of the scandinavian countries if memory serves) that got checked out and it was some rock from the desert. LOL.

          • elysianfield April 23, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

            Mary,
            Well, mine is real…I got a certificate of authenticity….a mimeographed one, but still….

  74. elysianfield April 22, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    …And you thought that the credit card companies were only gonna track your gun purchases…how precious!

    https://www.rt.com/news/575026-adams-nyc-monitor-food-consumption/

    …Eat Ze Bugs!

    • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      Purina Human Chow specialized blends. Their coming…

      Diet Chow for most of us older “dogs.” Made with premium recycled wood and indigestible plant fiber for super easy “passage.” You’ll feel full and content all the way down to your desired weight, which is ZERO.

      • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

        Actually, that will be marketed as “all the way down to your terminal weight.” Almost sounds comforting.

        • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

          Be sure to drink your corn syrup slurry too 😉

          • Disaffected April 22, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            Mmm mmm good!

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

      We were called tinfoil hat for warning about this 2 years ago.

      • elysianfield April 22, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

        Mary,

        Fear not! The tin foil from the hat can be repurposed to make a small container to collect bugs in…organic, grass fed, free ranging non-GMO bugs, or as a restaurant carry out for humanely grown bugs, grown by living wage farmers working in the shade!

        Sweet Jesus, I see the future!

        • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

          I’m using it to block the 5G radiation waves at the moment, elysian.

          Never let it be said I’m wasteful!

  75. MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

    Stupid, clueless and clownish men in Tranada parliament thought it was a good idea to wear pink pumps and parade around and said somehow this is solidarity with women against violence. It backfired, of course.

    How to insult women but pretend you’re helping:

    https://twitter.com/OmarAlghabra/status/1649112084330807298

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    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      Please read the comments, I’ve yet to find one in support.

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

      OMG, did you see the first suit minicing along on his outlandish pink stilettos like a tranny?

      Trannies view such shoes as the essence of the femininity that they try to ape.

      The men are treating the orchid stilletoes as a fetishistic synechdoche. To them this shoe says “woman.”

      Now we have to deal not only with “woman-face” but “woman-foot.”

      If you guys are serious about this empathy-with-women business, why don’t you get your feet bound.

      That would certainly get the empathy message across convincingly .

      You would be genuinely mincing—and wincing.

      It would also check off “diversity” and “authenticity” boxes.

      • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

        What about all the hideous dykes who ape manhood? Isn’t that just as bad? Or is there nothing sacred about manhood in your eyes, but rather, only in womanhood and femininity?

        Ah ladies, you have revealed yourselves yet again!

        • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

          When did “hideous dykes” don manly footware in parliament and strut around claiming it’s for violence against men?

          • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

            I didn’t realize that any parliament anywhere is populated by lots of “hideous dykes.”

          • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            So do they have the right to ape men or not? Put on “man face”? That is the question.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

            Please link to an example of women using “man face” to subjugate men and remove their rights to their own spaces.

      • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

        It’s about as insulting as it gets.

        How people don’t see this as the same thing as blackface, I’ll never understand.

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          And we haven’t even talked yet about manface. Let’s do so soon.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

            Please do link an example of women putting on ‘man face’ shows that they invite the kiddies to, or the ‘man face’ library reading hour. I’ll wait.

    • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

      LOL it looks like people in the office had too much to drink!! At the very beginning of the video is clearly a women filming with her phone with a big smile. It is stupid that they turn it into a virtue signal exercise more than anything. Otherwise it sounds like some people simply need to learn how to lighten up, laugh and have fun sometimes. Turning everything into a politicized confrontation is what woke colonizers do.

      • Islander April 22, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

        ” Turning everything into a politicized confrontation is what woke colonizers do.”

        Huh?
        These fellow stated that they were performing their empathy with women and protesting violence against women.

        • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

          SSL has proven in large part to embrace the subjugation and humiliation of women, so that doesn’t surprise me much.

      • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

        They make officer cadets do the same thing. In parts of Northern Europe, they make the boys wear dresses once a year and the girls put on fake mustaches.

        Good point. It was with just such a light heart I went to see a tranny show long ago. No big deal. But evil took advantage of this fringe element and now look at it.

        The cadets and students HAVE to do this. Nothing light hearted about that, is there?

        • SoftStarLight April 23, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

          No there isn’t. It’s just that in that particular moment it just didn’t seem like what MQ and Islander were making it out to be. Like sometimes people are just having fun and laughing. But on the other hand I am in agreement with you that to formalize such things and make them mandatory or something is actually pretty weird and crazy and obviously takes the light hearted part out of it. Let fringe be fringe because that’s the point of being fringe anyhow right.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            Those guys were not ‘having fun,’ SSL. They were making a political statement, an official one. Big diff.

  76. Amman April 22, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

    “A government composed of corrupt people and raving lunatics will ultimately disappear.”

    — ADDENDUM,
    BOBBY STEPS IUP

    • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

      Or it can last centuries. Even the rather short-lived Third Reich lasted a long time for the survivors who suffered under it.

      This is far from over.

      • Woodchuck April 22, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        We’ve had a government composed of corrupt people and raving lunatics already for around 2 centuries. Our uncivil war allowed them all to manifest and set the stage for the many decades of failures to follow. At the moment, the entire edifice of lies is creaking and groaning under it’s own weight. About the only logical response is to try and stay out of the fall zones where so much debris will be flying everywhere – so to speak.

        • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          I would say they have certainly kicked it up a few notches since 2016.

          Barry O. laid the groundwork, ofc.

          • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

            He is in his third term now

          • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

            I never trusted Barry O and did not vote for him–even after all that the Shrub and his merry band of neocon shitstains put us through.

            That said, the breadth of the deception with that guy is truly something to behold.

            One of the most criminal presidents in US history.

          • Islander April 22, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

            BO is a POS.

            I voted for him, but the blush was off the rose just weeks after the election—long before the inauguration. When he basically retained the Bush team.

          • Disaffected April 23, 2023 at 10:19 am #

            That’s the thing to watch. Who gets elected is nearly irrelevant. Who they surround themselves after they get elected tells you everything you need to know.

      • Amman April 22, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

        Timewise, I orient myself on the timelines of Martin Armstrong and the ‘crisis-stage’ timeline in the 4th Turning.

        Therefore, yes, it really is a Long Emergency.

  77. GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

    Ugh – just looked out that New York Post article from JHK’s post. Painful to read.Two or three sensible comments near the top of the thread, then endless garbage. No idea how we ever deal with this stuff. A tsunami of stupidity (and presumably trolls).

    nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/04/rfk-jr-is-running-in-the-democratic-president-primary-2024.html

    • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

      There is a reason I have often said that most people are stupid.

      I sometimes wish I was a sociopath; life could be so much easier.

      Imagine how much fun intelligent sociopaths must have duping masses of morons on a regular basis.

      Alas, I cannot bring myself to behave this way.

      • badberries April 23, 2023 at 10:01 am #

        “Anyone can be a murderer, you just need a good reason and a bad day.” Jefferson Grieff

        Netflix Series: “Inside man”.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

      Their narrative is being pumped of course.

  78. The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

    Amplifying/Reinforcing Narratives

    “Here is a partial list of commenters and the number of comments they have made in the current thread as of approx 11:45 am. Make of it what you will:

    Jarek 98
    MaryQueen 43
    Islander 40
    Zazell 35
    Beryl of Oyl 32
    Paula D 31
    Anthea 28
    Blackbird 25
    cowbell 20
    JohnAZ 18
    Disaffect 17
    SSL 14
    GA 13
    badberries 13
    Woodchuck 12
    Night Owl 12
    SpeedyBB 10
    elysian 9
    messianic 8
    KesaAnna 7
    Rowdy 7
    tucson 6
    Pucker 3

    ~ Q. Shtik April 12, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    ——

    Thanks, Q. Shtik. Worth more than I initially realized…

    While likely evident to some of us, it did beg the question of how government does similar in terms of amplifying their narratives (using deplatforming, censoring and sockpuppetry online and so on) and thereby drawing in what our resident Night Owl might call, enablers, thereby further amplifying a particular narrative/discourse, like microphone-speaker feedback.

    Thus potentially threatening what might otherwise be a more natural discourse hereon and/or a skewed or corrupted perception of JHK’s intent in the process.

    ——

    “What makes you think you can handle black folks?

    Jerk-O, you can’t even manage one woman.” ~ Amman April 12, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    “Exactly. We should have been humble enough to realize that we couldn’t handle you all – and gotten rid you of when we could. When we still strong and in control…” ~ Jarek April 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    ——

    “Also [from] Jarek:

    “Robot women are the only women worthy of love.

    Human women deserve to be raped and then have their throats slit.” ~ MaryQueen

    ——

    “Fathers Of Social Engineering

    Like The New Churches of coercive State governments, Brother Jarek appears to like the idea of human monocultures, (whether in blocks/flats like ‘White’ or ‘Black’ or ‘mixed together’ in enforced ‘rainbow diversity’) that he can spray with physical and ideological chemical controls under the gaslights.

    But human monocultures don’t seem to work so well with Mom Nature.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

      The happy birthday Hitler shit is just that by the way and especially bad on a site of someone who might have Jewish ancestry.

    • badberries April 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

      Goddamned it, I’m just so ordinary (#14)!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

        That’s ok, because the numbers of the top commenters under the #1 commenter may have been skewed by simply feeding the trollings of the #1 commenter.

        • badberries April 23, 2023 at 10:06 am #

          I thought of that too (I’m lying..) I’ve spent all day trying to “pump” my number (lying again, but I mean it this time (a lie).

          Deus ex machina…It’s alive!!! RUNnnn!

      • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

        You got a baker’s dozen, same as me.

        I’m reminded again that it’s been an age since we heard from Slugoon, who is my only compatriot (that I know of) among the regulars.

        Hope you’ve just gone quiet, Slugoon, and are OK.

        • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          First bit of that was meant to be addressed to badberries, sorry.

          • badberries April 23, 2023 at 10:09 am #

            Place seems kinda quiet with Walter(B?) going on Sabbatical.

        • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

          Yes, where is the Slugger?

          Perhaps sipping on that Mint Julep. 😉

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

          Is he vaxed? And a pilot? A bad combination in terms of health.

          • GreenAlba April 23, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

            He’s not vaxxed, but he is a pilot. There’s no way he would get vaxxed.

    • Jarek April 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

      Trent Butterworth had his AI girlfriend taken away from him. Did you care? Did the ladies? No. Why not?

      And SSL is being beaten up by her AI boyfriend and not a word from you all, the ladies and their beta male orbiters.

      Will any of the ladies comfort Mr Butterworth? No. Will the mock him? Yes. With such beings passing as human women, do you blame us for turning digital – or going to Southeast Asia to teach English.

      Only Bozos go to developed Northeast Asian countries, where the women are already ruined, the dollar won’t go far, etc. The hyper-Capitalist/Communist Chinese see such teachers as losers anyway. They respect only money and force in general.

      You repeat Mary’s lie that that nasty statement is a quote of mine. That’s wrong, Za.

      • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

        You posted it, Jar, that’s not a lie.

        And, no, I don’t GAF about some incel freak losing his AI “girlfriend.”

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 1:03 am #

          To err is human. To forgive is divine.

          Incel freak. Why don’t you help him out with that instead of hating on him?

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 9:55 am #

            Why don’t you help out women by shutting the fuck up? 😀

      • badberries April 23, 2023 at 10:14 am #

        Some time ago, I was getting my TESOL polished in Guadalajara, ready for the next stop of Phuket, Thailand and we all know what happened there… I wonder if that Tsunami was a warning to me not to ever leave the valley again…(not really…).

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

          Kulu? The Valley of the Saints? If so, stay. If not, you can leave.

          • badberries April 24, 2023 at 10:44 am #

            The valley of murky waters and bad beer.

    • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

      This information is from a previous thread

    • Islander April 22, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

      Q, you need to do a word count.

  79. mitchellc April 22, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

    From across various alt.media outposts, the cautious hope in jfk Jr is perhaps an expresión of a macro level negotiation stage.

    However, I don’t think a bargaining posture is really necessary. world events are going to propel us right past depression/disappointment into acceptance.

    No, not acceptance of the current status quo, but an immediate need to confront daily living arrangements in a post empire world.

    As Ive said previously, the days of presidential administracións acting as if they are in control will be tantamount to bahgdad bob..

    The hits will keep striking until even the most brain dead will understand we lost. The real issue will be how this country arranges itself to live in a world that won’t tolerate anti social behavior.

    • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

      But you want us to tolerate anti-social behaviour of gargantuan proportions from our overlords, because they’re the smartest guys in the room. Right.

      BTW, this isn’t just about the US.

      • SoftStarLight April 22, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

        For us it is though Alba because we are physically located in the US. But its not like I don’t have sympathy for your situation in Scotland or anything. He didn’t really mention the overlords or give them a pass or anything from what I can tell.

        • GreenAlba April 22, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

          It never occurs to me that it’s just about Scotland. 🙂

      • Night Owl April 22, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

        Just submit to the Mitchster and his Langley handlers.

        • BackRowHeckler April 22, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

          Owl, I was wondering, Germany having shut down the last of the nuclear reactors, do you still have enough juice over there? This seems like a strange time to be reducing generating capacity with Russia no longer able to export natgas or petroleum. But what do I know? Maybe a modern industrial nation can be run on solar panels & wind turbines after all.

          Is it working out?

          • Amman April 22, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            Take a wild guess. -__-

          • badberries April 23, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            “a strange time to be reducing generating capacity..”

            When I was living there they all seemed so normal, intelligent, curious, perhaps a little tightly wound but all in all, good citizens.

            From what I’m hearing, I think the “Decision making Class” has been hitting the Nitrous Oxide a little too often at the A-Dam “coffee shops.

            I guess, because they’ve never tried shooting themselves in the foot before, their behavior doesn’t meet Einsteins’ definition of insanity

    • messianicdruid April 22, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

      If jfk jr. shows up I will be very happy.

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      Only Q-anon-ers believe the jfk, jr. is alive.

  80. docmartin April 22, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

    Hey loser Jarek! I know you’re just itching to go into your racist antisemitic diatribe, but I’m a spotter for Jim and I scan your garbage for some of your more overt hate. We be watching you every time, and one false move and I alert Mr Jim. I bet you’re a greeter at Walmart or Costco.

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    • KesaAnna April 22, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

      Last I heard they call JIm a Nazi , circumcision not withstanding ,

      so I reckon a lot of good that would do him .

    • MaryQueen April 22, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

      Jar is too antisocial to have a job like that.

      Plus he thinks he’s above having a job.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 22, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

        Eh, never know. Most of the greeters I see are about 3 bills and don’t even acknowledge customers anymore. They just sit on a backed stool staring at their feet, waiting for the next smoke break.

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 1:07 am #

          It looks like a tough job. It’s not easy to be nice to strangers and do nothing. Let’s see you do it.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 9:55 am #

            It’s incredibly easy to be nice to strangers and do nothing. For those of us who aren’t suffering from anti-social disorders, that is.

          • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

            You be nice to men? That’ll be the day. I grant that you might be able to fake it for awhile. Time and stress are test.

            Maybe you should take such a position at some point as a way to practice virtue.

          • MaryQueen April 23, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            Your world of delusion gets ever grander.

            Time for the thorazine, perhaps, Jar.

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 10:23 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            Indeed, learning to be nice to strangers, to chit-chat with people you don’t know, is one of the earliest life-skills a person should learn. One of my daughters said it was the most valuable thing she learned from her first job, at sixteen. Once you have acquired this skill, you can easily, and even enjoyably, navigate almost every human contact you must have in a normal day. You can talk to the bank teller, negotiate with the insurance agent, persuade the plumber to give priority to your job, and make the firewood delivery guy feel confident about giving you an extra-good deal.

            The second life-skill of that kind that a person needs to learn is how to “take a tone” with people. You should start working on that while you’re in your twenties.

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 10:29 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Normally, one is nice to everyone. As I used to tell my kids, “You are courteous and respectful to people–not because of who they are, but because of who you are.”

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 11:15 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Of course, women can’t be nice to men, except (perhaps) very cautiously. Any particular kindness or compliments–which one would extend to other people as a matter of course–when extended to a male, will be viewed as a come-on.

            Since they never think about much of anything other than getting laid, their response to common courtesy is to think, “I have a chance.” Actually, men will construe the fact that you spoke to them at all, even though you were seated right next to them in a meeting, as a come-on.

            In my youth, I didn’t have many of these situations of being seated next to a man, where there is a presumption that you’ll make small-talk–and manage to do so without having them approach you later to tell you the size of their dick. So I never learned how to handle this. I think the best way is probably to be absolutely silent or, if spoken to, to respond in monosyllables.

    • Amman April 22, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

      Yes. Tucked in the back next to some mops and brooms.

      • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 1:11 am #

        Many sweepers have attained enlightenment. Such simple work is conducive to active meditation. Being something like a movie producer, worrying about budgets, pleasing higher ups, yelling at people all day, being hated, etc – is a downward path for most. They become less even as outwardly they may become “more”.

        Of course one must be high already to be able to deal with such simplicity and benefit from it.

        As Christ said. To those that have, more will be given.

    • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 1:05 am #

      Meester Jim? Are you the little brown dwarf from the Love Boat?

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

        I think you’re thinking of Hervé Villechaize in Fantasy Island, Jaros.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize

        • Jarek April 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          Bravo, you’ve just earned a spot in my administration – which will be unending. The Final Order.

          • Anthea April 24, 2023 at 11:30 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Shooting for that supervisory position down at the sheltered workshop?

  81. KesaAnna April 22, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

    Ah , the JFK assassination and Covid , all wrapped up in one person.

    The perfectly appropriate for the moment trope.

    I think it was Julius Caesar ( ? ) who said —

    that nine out of ten people are far more more willing to get shot and killed for their beliefs , than are willing to mop floors at Burger King for the rest of their lives for their beliefs.

    That is why United States tyranny is actually far worse than the Soviet Union , Nazi Germany , Saddam’s Iraq , etc.

    In the movie Breaker Morant the youngest fellow is complaining that he signed up to fight in South Africa because he believed in the British Empire ,

    and now he is being scapegoated , and will be shot , for being such an idealist.

    Breaker Morant replies to that dryly and soberly ;

    But your death will be quicker and a lot less painful than most.

    Truely !

    That was the evil genuis , and the great evil innovation of the American Satan ;

    It is far easier to be marched out and shot , and martyred ,

    than it is to do the right thing and mop floors at Burger King for minimum wage for the rest of your life and get labeled a loser for your trouble.

    That NSA guy who wound up in Russia is actually wrong in thinking that databases add up to turn – key – tyranny.

    Turn –