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      Hark! We are informed this Presidents’ Day by The New York Times that a poll out of the University of Houston, led by one prof of poly-sci named (get this name) Brandon Rottinghaus, ranks “Joe Biden” at No. 14, way above average among the forty-six demi-gods elected to run the US government since 1789. It’s a helluva good bit of news for a nation in need of reassurance in these dark days, don’t you agree? They’ve got him sandwiched between John Quincy Adams and Woodrow Wilson, beating out the likes of Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, James Monroe, and Ronald Reagan. Mr. Trump is ranked dead last, of course.

     “Biden’s most important achievements may be that he rescued the presidency from Trump, resumed a more traditional style of presidential leadership and is gearing up to keep the office out of his predecessor’s hands this fall,” the report states.

      Gearing up? I’m sure. If gearing up means calling a lid on your life an hour after breakfast. And what do you suppose they mean by “a more traditional form of leadership.” Arranging serial overseas military humiliations? Selling favors to all comers from foreign lands? Inviting transsexuals to cavort on the White House lawn? Abolishing control of US borders? Running a $2-trillion annual deficit? Mandating unsafe and ineffective so-called “vaccine” shots on millions? Cancelling the First Amendment? Stealing elections? Conspiring to jail his political adversaries?

     We’re also informed in recent days by the Department of Justice that “Joe Biden” is not mentally competent to answer for anything in a court of law, should someone inquire into the signal irregularities emerging from the fugitive annals of his long career. Of course, “Joe Biden” running for reelection is one of the greatest gags ever put over on the American public. But more astounding yet is that half the country persists in pretending to believe it. They are egged on in every possible way by persons in high places of government fearful of going to prison if the Democratic Party loses its grip on the levers of power.

      Since “Joe Biden” is not actually calling the shots, one naturally wonders who is responsible for all the dubious achievements of the past three years. I guess we’ll find out when Mr. Trump wins that election in November, an outcome increasingly guaranteed unless “Joe Biden” (or, let’s face it, our Intel Community) takes the final decisive step of bumping off the Golden Golem of Greatness. What have they got left? AI-contrived photos of Mr. Trump having sex with a manatee in the intercoastal waterway off Mar-a-Lago?

      In New York City, the Woke lunatics did a victory dance after Judge Arthur Engoron, beaming his Joker smile, laid a $350-million fine on Mr. Trump for conducting a set of normal real estate transactions with a bank that profited from doing business with him. Many are still trying to figure out how that amounts to a crime of any sort. Don’t suppose that the check is in the mail, though. There is an appeals process that leads, you may be sure, to a dismissal of that inane judgment and the puerile hypotheticals that the case derived from. And, by and by, you also might expect a countersuit for malicious prosecution when all that smoke clears. New York Attorney General Letitia James, lacking impulse control, is for the moment enjoying the fulfillment of her campaign promise to “get Trump.” Waiting to see how much she enjoys losing her law license in the days to come.

     Every reaction provokes an equal and opposite reaction, Newton’s Third Law states. It manifested shortly after Judge Engoron’s end zone dance when a call went out over the Internet for America’s truckers to refuse loads inbound to New York City. We’ll have to stand by to see how that develops. No more bok choy, Texas beef, or Meyer Lemons for you, “progressive” denizens of the Five Boroughs! Embrace the suck! The genius part is that, unlike the 2022 Canadian truckers’ action in Ottawa, the American truckers will not be cluttering up New York’s streets with their rigs, license plates on view, leaving them vulnerable to such pranks as the shutdown of their bank accounts. All they’ll do is sit innocently at home back in Kentucky and Missouri, enjoying a break from the rigors of the highway. Is that a crime? Arguably no more than doing a normal real estate deal in good faith with a willing lender was a crime.

     The truckers have promised to include Washington DC next in their delivery boycott. The K-Street lobbying gang won’t be buying any influence for a while over platters of grilled branzino and Mariscos Molcajete. Maybe there will be a few Cliff Bars left in the Farragut Square 7-Eleven and they can do business in their cars. As for “Joe Biden,” his minders have probably laid in enough Ensure for a well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory to get by for a few weeks — until the magic moment when, alas, he must needs be thrown under the bus of expediency to keep their game going.

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797 Responses to “Brandon, Rotting in the (White) House”

  1. JustinMoab February 19, 2024 at 9:46 am #

    I really hope this trucker revolt is real. Nobody’s gonna starve. Lotsa insects in NYC.

    • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      Plenty of rats too, as I understand it.

      • Islander February 19, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        And steaks of the German cockroaches (yes, that is, or was, the common name of these giants) are perfect for stir-fry.

        • Cactus Girl February 19, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

          German cockroaches are the little ones. We used to call the big ones waterbugs. You could hear them when they ran across the floor. Big as a mouse.

      • Not_GeorgeT February 19, 2024 at 11:07 am #

        So many they have ‘ratting contests’ where they bring terriers for an evening of competition in a back alley.

        • stelmosfire February 19, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          I had two Yorkies, yea I know fag dogs. I downsized from GSD’s. The yorkies were on the big side and were death for chipmunks and mice around here. Vicious little sumbitches.

          • Not_GeorgeT February 20, 2024 at 10:18 am #

            It’s in the makeup of the variations within the breed.

            My 17# terrier occasionally drops one near the door, possibly as proof he is on the job.

          • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

            I bet they can get into those small places where the rodents flee to.

        • elysianfield February 21, 2024 at 12:42 am #


    • reggiezz February 19, 2024 at 10:38 am #

      The Houthis and US truckers have identified the achilles heel of the Empiire: supply chains. When you import practically everything ( from Asia or internally from farms), supply chains are your most vulnerable asset.

      • Uncle Abraham February 19, 2024 at 10:54 am #

        Just like Hamas killing everyone, including their own people, the Houthis target everyone.

        • oldandtired February 19, 2024 at 11:19 am #

          Uncle Abe, a M117 bomb targets everyone too.

          • benr February 19, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            You may not have heard this but the last one of those was dropped in 2015.
            No longer used.


          • oldandtired February 19, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            Ok benr, then the M84 bomb? What does that have? A one mile blast diameter?

        • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

          How many Israeli hostages have the Israelis killed? How many women and children? How many innocent men?

        • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

          The Houthis are allowing Russian & Chinese ships through.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 20, 2024 at 10:25 am #

          Without recalling the source (it was an interview), it was offered the ‘Hamas’ players were mostly imported and really didn’t care who they were killing and maiming.

          Since my opinion regarding the events of 07 Oct = a false flag event, a followup question is who actually funded the event.

          Iran can be blamed for practically anything, and might have involvement. If so, it still remains a question who was behind it.

      • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        The “Houthis” only target ships going to Israel and those of UK and US origin.
        At first it was only ships going to Israel, but then the US and UK bombed Yemen, so the Ansarallah government widened the boycott.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 20, 2024 at 10:29 am #

          “but then the US and UK bombed Yemen”

          So much for Jefferson’s idea of ‘peace commerce and friendship with all nations…’

    • oldandtired February 19, 2024 at 10:39 am #

      @JustinMoab. Twenty-fives years ago, truck drivers thought that going to Hunts Point was a curse. I am sure it’s no better now. They talked about having people jump on the ICC bumper of their trailer, cut the locks to their rear doors and steal the load locks and as much product as they could. The drivers were too smart to get out of their rigs and challenge the thieves.

  2. RaymondR February 19, 2024 at 9:47 am #

    Some good points Jim. I don’t expect either Trump or Biden to run in the November election. There is a good chance that there won’t be one.

    The Canadian truckers protest was two years ago.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 19, 2024 at 10:17 am #


      What’s on your 2024 bingo card?

      I’m thinking we see tactical nuclear strikes in Ukraine and the Middle East that will lead to declarations of WW3, martial law, mass conscription, the whole kit n’ kaboodle between now and November.

      • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        A real possibility. Also, think the Democratic National Convention held in a rudderless, moribund, squalid, bankrupt Chicago this summer — overrun with tens of thousands of ‘Migrants’ & experiencing 500 stolen cars per week — will spark urban riots that will make the disorder at the1968 convention seem like a boy scout jamboree.

        When KFC pulls out of the city, as it did last week, you know there’s trouble brewing.

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 10:39 am #

        Why do people keep saying Nuclear Strikes? Any nation that attempts to go nuclear is a fucking idiot and obviously have no plans or intent of surviving themselves. If nuclear attacks do happen on that side of the world. Then who ever launched the first one needs to be heavily sanctioned, stripped of everything and eliminated.

        • gustafson.robert.22 February 19, 2024 at 11:09 am #

          All that’s kept nukes in the silos so far is no one feeling desperate enough to fire them.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 12:43 pm #


            I know which is why I don’t understand why these weapons were never abolished. It’s honestly the United States fault for this. Using nukes is such a pussified way to win a war…From what I can tell the Japanese were already going to surrender, but no The U.S. just had to hit them with that nuke and now everyone wants to have rights to own the damn things. And from what I’ve heard they are much more powerful than the first one used on Japan.

          • Alfred February 19, 2024 at 5:46 pm #


            Is it not a conundrum to any statesman, the notion that your adversaries will abide by the agreements you make? You would have to look at their performance over time to figure out whether or not you trust them. I guess.

            I believe viral, gain of function research was abolished, maybe more than once. I dunno.

            What should be abolished is the need for them. I think fair play would be a good start. We don’t play fair, does anyone?

            Anyway, I thought murder on such a scale was simply unthinkable, or somehow aberrant human behavior, and so abolished would be unnecessary, yet I also used to think that gender was radio button, not a checkbox.

            I think abolished was canceled. There’s no such thing.

          • Paula D February 20, 2024 at 8:43 pm #


            The US signed this treaty in 1972 and Nixon announced that Ft. Dietrick would be shut down.

            Any treaty signed by the US becomes the law of the land, according to the Constitution.

            All activity since then has been illegal as well as immoral.

        • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          ” Then who ever launched the first one needs to be heavily sanctioned, stripped of everything and eliminated.?

          Uhhh, by who?

          • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

            MAD, that’s who. Once the radioactive dust settles, there won’t be a lot of international commerce going on.

            I think it was you who pointed out the efficiency of that doctrine, wasn’t it?

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 12:47 pm #


            Don’t they have organizations that have these nations sign agreements to never use these weapons, and that if they do they can be prosecuted for it?

          • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 1:15 pm #


            Well, MAD works insofar as no one uses a weapon. Afterwords, the concept is moot. Organizations such as the UN have no teeth, The US only recognizes UN sanctions when it is convenient.

            Prosecuted? Empty words. Remember “How many divisions does the Pope have”?

            The UN, the World Court? At least twice as many as the Pope….

        • fbarrera@nycap.rr.com February 19, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          Tactical nukes are smaller and more direct than the Hiroshima style nuke can be very effective.

          • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

            From what I’ve read, every wargame using tactical nukes has inevitably lead to all out nuke war & complete annihilation.

          • hdmtnryder February 23, 2024 at 2:34 am #

            There is no such thing.

        • Alfred February 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm #

          And if you only had one word that would describe the Biden Regime and whatever blob is behind it, wouldn’t, “IDIOTS” be a proper fit?

          • justanotherguy February 20, 2024 at 5:22 pm #


          • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

            No. CRIMINALS would be the correct word.

        • SpeedyBB February 19, 2024 at 5:43 pm #

          Most likely will be what as kids we used to call “accidentally-on-purpose”, where conditions are optimal and emotions are running high. Something happens, errors are compounded, and it gets out of control.

          The case study is the near-launch during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, which the USAF continues to deny to this day.


          Seems to have been a very close call.

          My late elder brother, a career tanker pilot, commented at the time to my dad – also USAF – that “The only danger to our bombers would have been them running into each other on the way to Russia”.

          As a fellow commenter observed a week or so ago, the “go-for-it” belligerance of actors like Curtis LeMay scared JFK and made him wary of his military and “intelligence” advisors. Luckily, he had the wise counsel of USSR Ambassador Dobrynin to help work out a resolution and avoid an exchange.

          I was a student at UT Austin, and had an old Chevy pickup loaded with food, water and guns, figuring to head for the Mexican border, as the fallout patterns over northern Mexico looked reasonably survivable. Assuming, natch, that the Mexicans didn’t just slam the gate shut and hunker down in their own territory.

          People were raiding the supermarkets in San Antone, loading up six or seven carts of merch for hoarding. Which was, if you paused to consider it, a rather poignant gesture considering how much of Texas would have been a prime target for a Russian atomic attack.

          If you want to get a feeling for the alarm and terror of that era, check of Joe Dante’s MATINEE, a neat action comedy set in south Florida during the crisis.

          • SpeedyBB February 19, 2024 at 5:45 pm #

            …check OUT…

            (and me a poofreader. My excuse: 05:44)

      • RaymondR February 19, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

        I expect the deep state to cook up a “far right” conspiracy to overthrow many governments in Western Civ. followed by martial law and an authoritarian regime. No rights for people with unacceptable views

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 12:48 pm #


          So many of you are starting to sound hopeless lately on here…It’s like Paul Craig Roberts all over again.

      • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

        Ukraine will collapse by spring. At most a rump state in Azov region. Transnistria will go to Hungary, northwest to Poland, who will refuse Azov if they have any brain cells left. Novorossiya will be Russian again.

        • workingclasshero February 19, 2024 at 11:35 pm #

          “Ukraine will collapse by spring. At most a rump state in Azov region. Transnistria will go to Hungary, northwest to Poland, who will refuse Azov if they have any brain cells left. Novorossiya will be Russian again.”

          There’s also the chance that NATO (U.S. and U.K.) will invade Ukraine or Belarus to finally topple Putin. Nothing like a war to bump up incumbent popularity during an election year.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

        I’m thinking we see tactical nuclear strikes in Ukraine and the Middle East that will lead to declarations of WW3, martial law, mass conscription, the whole kit n’ kaboodle between now and November.” ~ thirdcoastlegend

        Nukes are already ‘used’ for sabre-rattling and FUD.

        My chips say that’s as far as they will be used.

      • Socrates-Detroit February 19, 2024 at 9:46 pm #

        If there are tactical nuke strikes in the Ukraine, the US is far more likely to initiate them than the Russians.

        Russia is downwind of the Ukraine.

        The US is trying very hard to provoke Russia, with the Ukrainian puppet government lobbing the occasional drone or artillery round on some Russian city or Donetsk.

        Russia’s objective is to keep as much of the liberated sections (liberated from the Western Blob) as intact as possible

        Similarly, if there are any nukes used in the Middle East, Israel (or the US) will use them first.

        The thing is, how does one keep this from possibly spinning out of control?

        While the “blob” as always pulled the strings, it seems to me the puppets of the past, from the evil Kissinger and Nixon and LBJ, to the more benign Reagan and JFK, were more intelligent, had a better grasp of human nature, and knew some history (some more than others).

        Setting aside Biden’s dementia, let’s assume that Biden’s brain was where it was in 2008? What does Biden bring to the party? He’s a good grifter, good at getting lots of money (more money than any Senator/VP between 1990-2014 from Israeli interests). When his brain worked, he was clearly inferior to everyone else I listed.

        And what can say about SecState Blinken? or SecDef Austin? These people so and do one stupid thing after another.

        The other side (China/Russia) is run by professionals. They have not been dealt perfect hands—each country has some big challenges, but they play their cards much better.

        And every day, their hand gets stronger, while Uncle Sam’s gets weaker.

        It is those of decline who lash out. That’s why the US government is more likely to use nuclear weapons first. If it does, it will open Pandora’s box, and America is likely is finished.

        The high (but declining) US standard of living is not robust enough to withstand a conflict, and Americans without jobs, food, or electricity are a recipe for socio-economic implosion that will any surviving elderly, white OR black, wish for the race riots of the 1960s.

        • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:29 pm #

          Biden, I’m convinced, is a conduit through which du Pont is able to sell munitions around the world, as well as replenishing America’s stockpile. Same with the rest of America’s arms manufacturers. Biden would’ve been dumped for Pete du Pont back around 1990 if he hadn’t been doing their bidding. He has their support because he’s bought, and he stays bought.

        • SpeedyBB February 21, 2024 at 10:32 am #

          Soc-Det: “The wounded predator”

          Most dangerous creature of all.

          Thucydides trap awaits them.

        • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          “Similarly, if there are any nukes used in the Middle East, Israel (or the US) will use them first. The thing is, how does one keep this from possibly spinning out of control”?

          Oh, “one” doesn’t need to. Apart from being out of the hands of us serfs anyway, the Powers That Be love their present World. They’ve worked very hard and diligently to create it. So they are not going to screw that pooch.

          (And please, don’t bring up the Bunkers thing. Even if they went in and save their sorry asses, they’ve still destroyed civilization, so it would be a ‘Pyrrhic Victory’, so to speak.

        • hdmtnryder February 23, 2024 at 2:37 am #

          Bring it. We ain’t played cowboys and liberals yet.

    • Uncle Abraham February 19, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      Take a lower seat and leave room for what God decides.

  3. tom clark February 19, 2024 at 9:53 am #

    If all the “elderly men with a poor memory” in Amerika were to suddenly keel over, would anyone notice?

    • stelmosfire February 19, 2024 at 11:36 am #

      How old is elderly?

      • elysianfield February 21, 2024 at 12:36 am #


        How old is elderly? In the future the number will come with an asterisk…

        vaccinated or not.

    • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

      I think my wife would.

  4. MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 9:54 am #

    How the hell is Woodrow Wilson anywhere near the top half? He literally sold the country out under cover of night. Then again, I guess that puts him in close company with JB…

    I will be happy when the myriad likes of the current crop of Letitia Jameses are ousted unceremoniously into the dustbin of our nation’s history. Obviously biased and unjustified revenge law is not exactly something to be proud of as a society. But such is the state of half of the country’s mindset.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 19, 2024 at 10:14 am #


      Between the creation of the Fed, the income tax, and lying the US into WWI, Wilson should be considered one of the worst, if not the worst President of all time.

      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        Lyndon Johnson, Hall of Fame racist, is down there too, given his mismanagement of Vietnam and the hellscapes that came into being thanks to the Great Society, not to mention Breton Woods II where he gave up American industrial dominance in order to fund the Great Society.

        • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

          To get elected president now, one has to be racist against Whites – even if one is White. But that’s ok, right?

          • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:31 pm #

            Put away your sheets and burning cross, Jarek. Whether you like it or not, we live or die together.

          • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

            So you’re a) Fine with Whites being at the bottom of the racial pecking order.


            b) Don’t believe that there is a pecking order?

            If a, you are sick. If b, asleep at the wheel.

            Which is it?

      • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

        And his sorry ass wife too! (i.e. Woodrow Wilson in a skirt)

    • RD3 February 19, 2024 at 11:32 am #

      Why are Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan always near the bottom?

      In his retirement, Pierce stood outside his house and addressed crowds of supporters calling Lincoln a tyrant and a criminal. Of course, he was correct. That alone puts him in the top 10.

      • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 11:56 am #

        Pierce was best friends with author Nathaniel Hawthorne, in fact he died while touring the White Mountains with Hawthorne. Pierce is underestimated in my opinion.

        • RD3 February 19, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

          I agree. He was a very brave man.

          • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

            Any relation to William Piece?

          • RD3 February 19, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

            Not sure

        • studejack February 19, 2024 at 5:27 pm #

          Umm, Hawthorne or Pierce? Hawthorne died five years before Pierce (1864 v. 1869)

          • BackRowHeckler February 21, 2024 at 9:50 am #

            You are correct. My mistake.

      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:59 am #

        Buchanan did diddly shit to stop the March toward the Civil War, and allowed munitions to be sent to military bases in the South, where secessionists were able to seize it. He was lousy. Of course, in the last several years it’s been averred that he was a closeted homosexual, so he naturall gets some pity from the gay rights community.

        Pierce spent his presidency drunk off his ass after his son was run over by a train.

        • RD3 February 19, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

          Thanks for the history lesson, Bob. Sounds like something Doris Kearns Goodwin or David McCullough would approve of.

          You mean Buchanan correctly recognized that he had no constitutional authority to prevent a state from seceding and didn’t want to inaugurate a bloody war? I love how the court history is always in favor of the bloody tyrants.

          Pierce was a Copperhead hero.

          • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            I never knew. Damn it, I never knew. Nothing is better than a Copperhead, in this world or any other.

            Trump’s favorite is Andrew Jackson. A fine choice, a great racist and lover of his own people as well as a ferocious hater of the Bankers.

          • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 4:19 pm #

            Jackson was also superb in the art of dueling. He even caught a few rounds himself, and lived to tell about it.

          • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:35 pm #

            Way to put words in my mouth, asshole.

            BTW, Doris Kearns Goodwin is a plagiarist and a worthless Democrat toady.

        • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

          Buchanan gets low marks for “not preventing the Civil War” – well, neither did any of the Presidents who preceded him.

          Lincoln gets top marks for causing the Civil War.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 19, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            @Blackbird great comment!!!

            When I was a kid, I had a book with all the Presidents (Nixon was the last one, 1968-X)

            Each of the 37 Presidents had a page, it was geared towards 5th-6th grade, which was several years away from me.

            The only “quotation” I remember was from President Buchanan who said that

            “…the South did not have the right to secede, but the North did not have the right to stop them”.

          • Jarek February 22, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

            One election eve, a friend showed me a book of presidents: The worthies all had grave looks on their faces – that is until Carter. The shit eating grins began. Not to blame them per se, but American culture changed for the worse.

            I think Carter had integrity, but was sincerely wrong about many things. Very few since have had any.

    • tresho February 19, 2024 at 11:57 am #

      “Obviously biased and unjustified revenge law is not exactly something to be proud of as a society.” Many societies over the centuries have done that, including ancient Rome and classical Greece.

  5. Mark1 February 19, 2024 at 9:56 am #

    Washington is spinning in his grave listening to the soundtrack from Hamilton wondering if it was worth it to have a brain dead quahog running his once great country.

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    • stelmosfire February 19, 2024 at 11:41 am #

      Speaking of quahogs, There are clams alive who were here 100 years before G.W. was born. That’s a long time to be sitting in the mud like so many of the disillusioned masses.

      • stelmosfire February 19, 2024 at 11:44 am #

        Ming 1499–2006, God rest his ancient quahog soul.

  6. megabeth February 19, 2024 at 9:57 am #

    Could the New York Times be any more pathetic? I wish somebody would flush a Pink Lady apple down every goddamn toilet in the NYT building, then pour butyric acid all over the carpets.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      Could the New York Times be any more pathetic?


      Neither can the hordes of “intellectuals” who lap it up as God’s truth, and then pompously tout it as proof of every point they feel they need to project to feel better about themselves.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      The legacy LA Time & Washington Post are laying off large swaths of their workforce; I doubt they’ll last much longer as viable entities. Expect the NYT times to follow suit. One thing might happen … large big city newspapers approach their State govt., or even the feds, and ask to be bailed out. They are, after all, vital to maintaining a Democracy lol.

      Fewer & fewer people believe their lying Deep State agitprop, which spells their doom.

    • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

      Remember, they supported the so called Russian Revolution. Crypto Communists. They’ve always been anti-American scum.

    • SpeedyBB February 19, 2024 at 10:33 pm #

      FUN FACT: Anyone who knows anything about Japanese history is aware of their hermetic kingdom being sealed off for a thousand years to protect its immunity from wicked foreign elements

      This is after they ripped off Chinese culture in toto, including their entire written language.

      The few seafarers who showed up were, apart from being pointedly unwelcome (a phenomenon that persists to this day among many Japanese) were remarkably smelly, having been at sea some weeks or months without the luxury of bathing.

      To drive home the point: they stank. To the immaculate Japanese, for whom daily bathing is a ritual, they were horrendous.

      Thus the pejorative nickname for reeking Ausländer – Euro, Gringo, Aussie, whatever – was batakusai , ????? , literally “stinking of rancid butter”.

      The above-referenced “butyric acid” happens to be a component of both human sweat and decaying butter.

      • SpeedyBB February 19, 2024 at 10:36 pm #

        Sorry, that got buried. It was in response to Megabeth’s observation.

  7. mary.m February 19, 2024 at 9:59 am #

    Wtf. Curious about that poll’s methodology.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      Methodology was “make sure Biden is up there a ways, and Trump is in the dumpster”.

    • tresho February 19, 2024 at 11:58 am #

      ” Curious about that poll’s methodology.” Dominion was probably involved.

    • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

      They pulled historians. Historians were leftists 30-40 years ago, when I was in school. Theyve moved far left from that point to now, as one of my lefty former profs complained to me about how the newer indoctrinators/educators are all Maoists and proto-Stalinists.

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

        @Uncle Bob I don’t know man, I went to school in the 1990s and early 2000s. I didn’t like any of my teachers in Jr High School, but in Elementary School I had some very good teachers. If they were leftist you sure as hell couldn’t tell because they didn’t act like any leftist. I just wish these fuckers can be overthrown and removed already though.

        • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 11:37 pm #

          I was talking about college and grad school, not primary and secondary school. Sorry for any confusion.

  8. benr February 19, 2024 at 10:02 am #

    And for more proof they are changing the rules to specifically target Donald J. Trump…
    If Donald was smart, he would sell all his holdings in New York fire all his employees and in that firing, letter cite this constant and ridiculous attempts to shutter his presidential bid with onerous court cases.

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) addressed New York business owners in a new interview and told them there was “nothing to worry about” after former President Trump was hit with a $355 million fine and a ban on conducting business in New York for three years.


    The New York governor has told business owners in her state that there is “nothing to worry about” after Donald Trump was fined $355m and temporarily banned from engaging in commerce in the state when he lost his civil fraud trial Friday.

    In an interview on the New York radio show the Cats Roundtable with the supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis, Kathy Hochul sought to quell fears in some quarters that the penalties handed to Trump for engaging in fraudulent business practices could chill the state’s commercial climate.

    Asked if businesspeople should be worried that if prosecutors could “do that to the former president, they can do that to anybody”, Hochul said: “Law-abiding and rule-following New Yorkers who are businesspeople have nothing to worry about because they’re very different than Donald Trump and his behavior.”

    She added that the fraud case against Trump resulted from “really an extraordinary, unusual circumstance”.

    Trump stares at camera.
    Trump’s legal woes have now set him back by more than $500m – how will he pay?

    ###Answer he won’t###
    Nor should he.

    Hochul’s comments were directed at some New York business leaders who said they were concerned that the attorney general Letitia James’s case against Trump could deter businesses and investment from coming to the state. Hochul noted James’s case demonstrated how Trump and some allies obtained favorable bank loans and insurance rates with inflated real estate values.

    Inflated values?
    What is Trump tower worth?
    For Mr Trump, the stakes are potentially high. Earlier this year, Forbes estimated that his New York properties alone are worth $720m (£589m), a sizable chunk of his estimated $2.5bn fortune.
    A penthouse is going for 20 million but an entire building is only worth 310 million to 700 million?
    Looks like some real fuzzy maff to me.

    The governor said most New York business owners were “honest people, and they’re not trying to hide their assets and they’re following the rules”.

    Hochul said most business owners would not merit state intervention.

    “This judge determined that Donald Trump did not follow the rules,” Hochul added. “He was prosecuted and truly, the governor of the state of New York does not have a say in the size of a fine, and we want to make sure that we don’t have that level of interference.”

    Trump, who denied wrongdoing in the case and maintained there were no victims, now has 30 days to come up with a non-recoverable $35m to secure a bond – a third-party guarantee – against his real estate holdings to show that he can pay the full fine if his appeals fail.

    Alternatively, he could put the $355m into an escrow account but would get the money back if he wins on appeal.

    Either way, the ruling is a blow to the developer-politician whose sense of self is tied to financial success. And James has said Trump is actually in line to pay more than $463m when interest is taken into account.

    In September, Trump’s former lawyer Christopher Kise argued in court that the decision against the ex-president would cause “irreparable impact on numerous companies”. It would also threaten 1,000 employees within the Trump empire, Kise maintained.

    That is unless you decide to run against any Democrat in New York City or as a Republican from New York deciding to run for President.

    Prove me wrong you Socialist lick spittle types.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 10:38 am #

      It turns out that the claim that Trump didn’t get a jury trial because his lawyer didn’t ask for one, which was repeated throughout the MSM, is a bald-faced lie.

      “Viva Frei” just provided the proof.

      • Nick Reynolds February 19, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        Beryl, do you have that handy? I’m looking for that. Thank you.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

          Viva Frei


          Remember when they told you Trump wasn’t getting a jury trial in the New York fraud case because his lawyers forgot to “check a box”.

          Yeah, they lied to you about that as well.

          9:01 PM · Feb 17, 2024

          If I post the link it will disappear.

          • Nick Reynolds February 19, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

            On YouTube where Frei is talking with Robert Barnes about Navalny, Trump, Fani Willis etc.?

          • Nick Reynolds February 19, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

            OK. I just heard Barnes say it on the video I just mentioned. Thank you.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 10:46 am #


      I can see why he would want revenge after getting fucked like this…I would be out for ultimate vengeance if I were him and get them all hard first chance I got.

    • Uncle Abraham February 19, 2024 at 11:03 am #

      Thank you for elaborating on this.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 19, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      Only in Clown World would some, “don’t worry, be happy,” comments on a podcast carry weight equal to the terrible legal precedent that will be set if the verdict against Trump is not thrown out in appeals.

    • Gonga Din February 19, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

      They couldn’t get him on a spitting on the sidewalk charge; they had to find another blue law.

    • Socialist Lickspittle February 19, 2024 at 6:09 pm #


      What the Governor is saying is that RULES are real and enforceable.

      Civil Society relies on people being able to believe things that are regulated. Regulations apply to everybody, equally, don’t they?

      Can you get away with falsifying your tax return? Are you allowed to lie in a court of law? If you’re caught driving drunk, does the law not apply to you?

      Unless one’s name is Donald J Trump, in which case the rules do not apply – is that what you’re saying?

      • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

        Cite the regulation that says you can’t estimate your property according to what you think it’s worth.

        Also cite the penalties for breaking the rule that you think is on the books.

        Because it sure looks like you are slurping the bullshit and regurgitating it here, without thinking.

      • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:27 am #

        Wrong she admitted they made a SPECIAL example of TRUMP that most other business people will not have to worry about as long as they don’t pop their heads up and fight the system.

        • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:29 am #

          I might add there have now been several calls for access to files of support for Donald Trump.
          In a leftist shithole like New York do you for one second not think they won’t change laws to go after his base as well?

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:30 am #

            Even our host on this blog who happens to live in New York state might have poked his head up far enough to have drawn their focus.

      • hdmtnryder February 23, 2024 at 2:49 am #

        What an apt handle.

  9. mitchellc February 19, 2024 at 10:03 am #

    Ah, I detect a whiff of burnout in the air.

    I believe JHKs falloff in productivity is related to the increasingly depressed state of the commentariat.

    Mitchell– It’s not altogether clear what you mean, but I whiff insult in your post, so go fuck yourself. There is no “falloff from [my] productivity” Later today, I’ll be banning you from the comments, but not until other commentors view this as a warning not to insult your host. — JHK Admin

    It all really gets back to gaining a broader macro view of current events in the context of the many examples of the rise and fall of preceding empires.

    To wit, why is the USA expansionary phase celebrated as some kind of noble enterprise, when the victims were no more willing to be conquered as the self same imperial champions are being whipped today?

    You see, there has always been a bifurcated dynamic between warriors and priests. Warriors take new territory, establish new channels of spoils and tribute, and create an imperial state that attracts many to the lavish, comfortable lifestyle it affords.

    But, at the same time, slowly ticking away, are the seeds of destruction sown early in the campaigns that begin to slowly emerge. This is the process of the *internal* imperial conquest, exactly what we are experiencing now.

    So why cry so loudly? Isn’t what’s good for the gander good for the goose? Ah, you thought you’d be champions forever, never detecting the intrigue and treason slowly working through the cultural bloodstream.

    Here’s the bottom line: it’s looks like we migh have actually lost in Ukraine. Next up is our unsinkable carrier in the middle East. And then, perhaps Europe as a whole.

    This is a one way trip; I have no knowledge of any empire reversing its fall until perhaps the entire shamles reemerges like the phoenix some decades/centuries later in an entirely different form.

    Enjoy the ride – you’re living through history in the making.

    • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      Oh, good. A lefty windbag who’s trying to sound profound. Where the hell have you been over the last several years while we proles made many of the same observations, only without the leftist hoseshit of taunting people who love their country? Back to your bridge, troll.

      • workingclasshero February 19, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

        “Oh, good. A lefty windbag who’s trying to sound profound. Where the hell have you been over the last several years while we proles made many of the same observations, only without the leftist hoseshit of taunting people who love their country? Back to your bridge, troll”

        Are you talking about Mitchellc? What was leftist about anything he said?

    • reggiezz February 19, 2024 at 10:48 am #

      Ignorant clowns becoming emperor for short, debauched reigns, expensive wars on the periphery of the Empire, barbarians inside the gates, and rebellions in the neglected provinces. All this happened to Rome. Now we see it play out here with breathtaking speed.

    • mitchellc February 19, 2024 at 11:26 am #

      Jim, that’s one hell of an overreaction. Here’s some free advice: why not head down to FL for a month or so of R&R to recharge your batteries?

      Maybe cut back your essays to just Mondays, and use your discussion forum to run open threads by posting interesting news blurbs (similar to MofA).

      Ultimately though, it’s very tough actually leaving a cult after spending sufficient time questioning just what the hell you were subject to all those long years.

      Maybe come back refreshed with a new, more accute POV directed towards global affairs.

      • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:46 am #

        You remind me of that guy who played Bill Murray’s assistant in the movie Scrooged.

      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

        Back to your bridge, goddammit.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

        As we wave a fond fare-thee-well to the smug pontificator mitch-c, he shoots himself in the foot on the way out the door.

        Sadly he never turned his name green so we could all hurry over to his site and slurp hungrily from his trough of wisdom.

      • justanotherguy February 20, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

        fwiw mitch, i didn’t see any insult in that. i know and have seen plenty of friends burnt out, and by my reckoning, many got that way by pressing on regardless. sometimes i would mention it to them, and sometimes its not well received. ah well…

    • benr February 19, 2024 at 11:43 am #


      Have you taken the time to look at some of the posts late in the cycle?
      Mitchells post is tame compared to some of the people you have already bounced out of here and have returned with a different posting name over and over.
      There are legions of posters with various names posting and answering themselves as of late.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 6:49 pm #

        Yes. As annoying as the pompous mitch was, those goddamn squawking shitbirds are even more of a nuisance.

        I wish we would chase them away by simply ignoring them, but it seems the noxious bait they excrete all over the blog is just too irresistible.

        • benr February 20, 2024 at 9:08 pm #

          They post their turdballs whether anyone talks to them or not in fact at least one of them has several names they post under they will just talk to themselves.

    • megabeth February 19, 2024 at 11:51 am #

      Hang on . . . does Jim have burnout, or are you oozing weltschmerz all over the place? Oh, the pity of it all!

    • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

      We “might” lose in Ukraine? Lol, we lost from day

      It just takes a while to happen.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

        “We” might lose in Ukraine?

        mitch might be part of that “we”, but it’s a bit presumptuous of him to assume “we” are all in agreement with him.

    • unirealist February 20, 2024 at 3:41 am #

      This comment is written by AI.

      • unirealist February 20, 2024 at 3:46 am #

        Sorry, I mean that Mitchellc’s comment at 10:03 above sounds like it was written by AI.

        I’m surprised we don’t see more of that here. It already shows up in high schools.

    • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

      Mitchell– It’s not altogether clear what you mean, but I whiff insult in your post, so go fuck yourself. There is no “falloff from [my] productivity” Later today, I’ll be banning you from the comments, but not until other commentors view this as a warning not to insult your host. — JHK Admin

      Thank you Admin for keeping things straight in this outfit. By the way I think that line is going into history, rightly, as a aphorism attributed to one Elon Musk who made it popular.

  10. Nick Reynolds February 19, 2024 at 10:04 am #

    Very funny. Great ideas. Uplifting. Thanks.

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  11. loosethedogs February 19, 2024 at 10:12 am #

    Perhaps they can get some of the spooks who are in charge to commodore some Freightliners and save NYC. Then again that sounds like a lot of work. I know! Recruit the “newcomers” to drive the big rigs and let the merriment begin. Didn’t they used to call this a siege? I imagine though there are enough supplies in the banker’s bunkers to weather a siege for months – at least for the ELite -0 as for the rest “let them eat cake”.

  12. teddyboy46 February 19, 2024 at 10:16 am #

    So Hillary Clinton tells the truth by accident.

    ” Donald Trump will do what he says he is going to do.”

    Or ” When Trump says he will pull us out of NATO. He means it.”

    How refreshing to hear speak the truth for once.

    • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

      Would that be like the 100 monkeys on a typewriter thing?

      • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

        Maybe the broken clock that is right twice/day…

  13. izzy February 19, 2024 at 10:17 am #

    Except for the fact that this is all serious business, it would be comic relief.
    If there should ever be an equal and opposite reaction to all the overseas mischief of the previous many decades, the US will cease to exist as any sort of organized society. There’s a foreboding sense things are just too far gone.
    Meanwhile, we can almost surely expect further nasty surprises.

    • mitchellc February 19, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      See my above; it’s all over except for the crying. We cannot possibly win (on the ground) under any possible s,cenario.

      The Russia-China alliance, with Russia’s incredible rise in experience and knowledge, coupled with China’s technology and manufacturing capabilities, makes us Germany this time around.

      A nuclear first strike could have been an option, but that window of opportunity probably closed 5 years ago. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. (Not to say there isn’t a maniacal death wish among some with the launch codes.)

      Unless we have something incredibily clever up our sleeve, namely shome kind of advanced bio-chem weapon that would render the Alliance incable of retaliation on a broad scale, our destiny with history is proceding apace under a very predictable pattern.

      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        Putin’s forces neutralized the bioweapons labs the US was operating in Ukraine.

        • mitchellc February 19, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          Which means …?

          Time to move to Crimea when the smoke clears?

          • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

            Well, YOU can. Just take your bridge with you when you go.

        • mary.m February 19, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

          The US pulled the specimens there “jit” & shipped them to labs in other countries. We have them all over the world. Our tax $$ making the world a safer place.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 19, 2024 at 11:44 am #


        Given the publicly known issues sourcing tritium for triggers it’s debatable how many Western nukes are even viable at this point.

        • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:49 am #

          Brought to us by our elected representatives.

        • benr February 19, 2024 at 11:56 am #

          US nukes all of them.
          The US has very strict maintenance schedules.
          Russian and Chinese nukes?
          Well the Chinese ones are probably powered with pre-Hydrogen like their conventional missiles.

          Corrupt Chinese Officials Filled Missiles With Water, Report Says

          Yeah yeah I know nukes are powered with solid fuels but it was a fun joke.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm #

        “A nuclear first strike could have been an option, but that window of opportunity probably closed 5 years ago.”

        This is an example of the profound wisdom we Clusterfuckers will no longer have access to…


        Godspeed mitch, and good luck on your application to the Rand Corporation.

        Never forget, there is plenty of money to be made from the collapse of society and the ruination of the multitudes. Keep a sharp eye and pick the pockets of the dead.

    • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

      “…the US will cease to exist as any sort of organized society”.

      That is the working premise to the World Made by Hand series by our Admin. Wisely he never really goes into how that happens, though there are frequent allusions to DC and LA ceasing to exist very suddenly.

  14. woe February 19, 2024 at 10:21 am #

    New York city is done. Who in their right mind would want to open a business there? When some judge can come and arbitrarily pass a judgement on someone being successful. So glad I live in a red state.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 11:40 am #

      Storefront businesses in NYC are closing by the hundreds, businesses that give life to a community & make a city livable. You can only deal with so much shoplifting & criminal behavior. There’s a limit. Once that limit has been reached, why bother?

      • benr February 19, 2024 at 11:52 am #

        Then the left will whine about urban deserts for grocery shopping or some such nonsense and blame business for being greedy.
        As always its bad policy driving this almost always leftist policies in fact.
        Democrats destroy everything they touch.
        Who was mayor in the mid to late 90’s when the crime wave receded?
        Boom and bust cycles can be charted by whether or not the guy/gal running things had an R or a D after his name.


        The Return of Urban Retail Deserts
        Stores fleeing from rising theft will leave residents in cities like New York with fewer places to shop, less merchandise to buy, and higher prices to pay.

        The rising social disorder and crime of the 1970s and 1980s drove out not only hundreds of thousands of residents from New York City, but also many businesses. Within a few years, entire communities lacked basic amenities like supermarkets and drugstores; empty storefronts littered shopping districts. That started to change only when crime began falling in the 1990s and neighborhoods rebounded—first in New York and then in other big cities—prompting national retailers to begin setting up shop in places that they had once avoided. Thousands of stores and tens of thousands of jobs blossomed in New York alone thanks to this retail revival. But those gains are vanishing before our eyes as rising retail theft is driving a new era of closings.

        It took decades for New York’s retailers to recover from the disorder and crime waves of the 1970s and 1980s. Entire districts lacked basic shopping choices, including Harlem, a community of more than 100,000 residents that didn’t have a single large-chain supermarket for more than 20 years. Once-flourishing shopping districts in the South Bronx and in neighborhoods like Bushwick in Brooklyn played host to boarded-up storefronts—vestiges of rioting and arson. National retail chains with the everyday stuff people wanted—Home Depot, Lowes, Target—shunned the city, leading to an exodus of dollars. One study in the early 1980s estimated that Queens residents alone spent half of their purchasing power, more than $1 billion a year back then, shopping in Nassau County. By the early 1990s, a consumer survey found that 56 percent of city residents left New York at least once a month to shop. Nearly 30 percent said they went specifically to buy at stores that didn’t exist in the city—an irony, considering that Gotham had once been considered one of the world’s great retail cities. One reason residents didn’t buy locally was that shopping in a so-called retail desert meant that you had to pay more for just about everything.

        All this began to change beginning in the mid-1990s. Plagued by high crime rates, Downtown Brooklyn had struggled to attract retailers, despite the city’s offering businesses big incentives. But declining crime in the second half of the 1990s sparked new investment, including in the development of hundreds of thousands of square feet of new retail space. Bushwick similarly revived, becoming a mecca for foodies. Big chains rushed into Queens, Brooklyn, and even Manhattan as the city welcomed them with zoning changes that allowed easier redevelopment of empty spaces. The result: a transformational era of retail investment and employment. From a low of 243,000 jobs in 1992, the city’s retail sector exploded, adding 135,000 jobs by 2016—an increase of 56 percent.

        These days, the news is filled with reports of announcements from big retailers like Target, Whole Foods, and national drugstore chains closing stores that have become unprofitable in the increasingly chaotic neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Portland, and Seattle. New York City has lost approximately 675 outlets operated by national chains since the pandemic began, according to a retail census. Much of that decline can be attributed to the triple whammy of Covid shutdowns, residents leaving the city, and rising social disorder in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020. More worrying is that a post-pandemic city that should be seeing a return to normal is now plagued by retail theft, spurred by bail reform and reduced charges for shoplifting. As a result, post-pandemic New York City still has 60,000 fewer retailer jobs than it did during the height of the pre-pandemic boom. By contrast, many cities—including Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa, Charlotte, and Raleigh—have regained and surpassed their pre-pandemic retail job numbers.

        Most troubling, perhaps, has been the decline of city drug stores. Duane Reade (a chain owned by Walgreens) and Rite Aid have collectively closed more than 100 city stores since 2019. Already beset by everything from online competition to supply-chain woes, the stores now face the task of coping with out-of-control theft. One of Rite Aid’s top executives recently discussed the difficulty of stopping theft in New York. “I think the headline here is the environment that we operate in, particularly in New York City, is not conducive to reducing shrink [i.e., theft] just based upon everything you read and see on social media and the news in the city,” he said.

        Other essential stores are also disappearing. Key Food, a chain of small supermarkets, has closed ten outlets, leaving residents in communities like Glen Oaks, Queens, without a supermarket. Dollar Tree, a chain of low-cost general-merchandise stores that saw its recent financial performance eroded by rising thievery, has shuttered 12 New York City stores. In stores that remain open, the chain has stopped selling some name-brand items most heavily targeted by shoplifters.

        Nearly 30 years ago, policymakers began describing communities that lack essential retailers, especially supermarkets, as “deserts.” Some went further, branding the problem as “retail apartheid,” a phrase that implied that stores were purposely discriminating against neighborhoods because of their residents. Local government tried a host of policies to lure stores, from incentives to public browbeating; what ultimately worked was neighborhood revivals spurred by declining crime.

        We seem on the verge of a new era of retail deserts. It will be harder, however, for policymakers to blame this sad reversal on racial discrimination or reluctance by firms to do business in certain neighborhoods. America’s major stores have shown themselves more than willing to invest in urban communities. A problem caused by bad public policy is driving them away. Shoppers and residents are the losers.

      • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 12:28 pm #

        BRH – you haven’t seen the answer? Benjamin Crump, black legal genius, claims that if we make everything legal – there will be no more crime. How come it took so long to figure that out?

        • benr February 19, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

          Well, if we go by Mexico’s example of legalizing small amounts of drugs it isn’t working.

          On 21 August 2009, Mexico decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other drugs in order to reduce the illicit drug activity. Maximum amounts which could be considered “personal use” were established.

          Murder rates are still climbing and Mexico is as big of a cesspool as it has ever been.

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            benr – you’re missing Counselor Crump’s point.

            He has solved the crime problem – making everything legal means there is no more crime and no more criminals.

            He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the social fabric of society – these people are insane.

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:49 am #


            Yes they are insane and they don’t care until it begins to affect them.
            The first time they get car jacked or mugged they suddenly understand the error in their thinking.

        • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

          Benr and Ron

          The communities affected need more policing and not less, and they need as a community to sign onto agreements that will refuse to let sociopaths lie Crump and Sharpton o enter their communities.

          No more damned excuses.

        • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 4:15 pm #

          Ron, Crump is at this moment drawing up lawsuits alleging the “Food Deserts” the Hood that every large American City has become is the result of Racism. Walgrens pulled out of Dorchester in Boston a few weeks ago, leaving a ‘Prescription Desert’. Their shelves were picked clean on a daily basis by looters & shoplifters, still, its Whiteys fault.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

            Fuck them assholes, anybody would pack up their property and leave. That or either stay and kill the thieves which they can’t even do. So they have no choice but to leave. I hate race hustlers. I hope his sorry ass get hit by the very people he’s bitching to coddle.

    • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

      Eric Adams raved about New York being run by chocolate people. With Blacks you lose. Always.

      • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

        Not lose, Jarek, just drop to a lower form of humanity. The world has lots of examples.

      • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

        Yes and that is a loss for us. Thus with Blacks you lose.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 5:51 pm #


          And I thought by now the Italians would have kicked them out of Italy already, that or either kicked Georgina’s ass.

    • FGB3 February 21, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

      Being conspiratorially minded, I wonder if all of these famous cities of the former age, are being systematically, intentionally destroyed for a nefarious reason?

  15. Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 10:27 am #

    “How the hell is Woodrow Wilson anywhere near the top half? He literally sold the country out under cover of night. Then again, I guess that puts him in close company with JB…”

    That’s because history, as a discipline, is dead. It’s mainly nothing more than advocacy now. Instead of studying what happened and why, for decades now “historians” have obsessed over black history, women’s history (“history is sexist because the name ‘history’ means ‘his story’ — we need to promote ‘herstory’ so we’ll finally understand ‘her story’ and elevate women to equality,” as the feminists have ranted for at least 35 years), Hispanic history, homosexial history — in short, Balkanizing the story of humanity because “traditional history is bigoted.” Since America is evil, presidents who did truly great deeds (or simply acted within the constitutional confines of their office) rank lower than those who are heroes to the socialist leftists who do the rankings — thus, FDR, Wilson, Biden, and The One rank higher than Reagan, Coolidge, and Cleveland.

    How did our story, history, become corrupted? I’ve described an example before: Emory Morton Thomas, Regents Professor of History at the University of Georgia, told a class of graduate students in February, 1990 that the only way to save America was to round up every Republican, stuff them into boxcars, and ship them off to concentration camps to be exterminated. As disturbing as that was, the worse thing was that the class roared with laughter. That was a rude awakening to me, as before then I thought everybody may have differing opinions, but at the end of the day we’ll all bury the hatchet and get along for the good of the country. Those other students, I’m sure, went on to pollute their students’ minds, and those students caused their students to hate America, and here we are. Multiply this story by the number of professors and college students over the course of decades, and you’ll see what we’re up against. But who has time to ponder that, when we’re either hustling to make a living or streaming Stranger Things and Game of Thrones?

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    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 10:46 am #

      That’s because history, as a discipline, is dead. It’s mainly nothing more than advocacy now.

      A sad truth, now also spanning into the sciences, medicine, and (somehow) engineering. I have family and friends in academia, and they complain of this, but they then go with the flow and create their meaningless mission statements, falsify their data based on preconceived outcomes, and complete their diversity training anyway.

      The job is paramount – the sincerity of the discipline, not so much.

      History is the worst one to fall though. It’s also one of the hardest to make happen, as the volume of work that precedes our incapacitated young academics is hard to sidestep. But they’re finding a way to do it, as long as enough people feel it’s the right thing to do.

      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

        History was captured by the Left decades ago. You can’t get a PhD unless you kiss their asses, and you can’t get a teaching job without kissing the ass of a Sandinista-loving department head or get tenure if you aren’t full-on woke. Ignore the stories of the past because they’re all lies; instead, fabricate bullshit like the 1619 Project because it will make you rich and famous, while undermining the United States.

        • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

          The sickening part of it is that 50% of the American public buy off on their bullshit. As a country is the composite of its people, academia has condemned the country.

          Riddle me an answer,

          Who does America represent?

          • Uncle Bob February 20, 2024 at 8:07 am #

            At this point, a cabal of sociopaths who, through mindfucks, currency manipulation, government malfeasance, bribery of the public, and useless wars and other conflicts we’re not allowed to win despite our supposed battlefield supremacy, plans to pauperize the entire world. However, we’re all led to believe America now is better than America circa 1945, despite the evidence to the contrary.

      • Rowdypiglet February 19, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

        @MrMango, Of all the nightmarish things I’ve seen in the last several years, the one that horrifies and enrages me most was the sight of books being removed from the library of a school in Pennsylvania and tossed into a dumpster. These weren’t trashy ephemera; they were the core books of Western civilisation – Shakespeare, the Bible, Milton, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy, Chaucer . . . pretty much every great book that comes to mind. And, of course, every historian you can think of, de Tocqueville being atop the pile. It’s only a matter of time before they begin “decolonising” the Library of Congress. These books are inconvenient, and their disappearance will be a determined and coordinated effort that will be more successful than you can readily imagine.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 1:11 pm #


          I said it once and I’ll said it again they are doing this shit because we LET THEM do it. These people are getting away with so much because it’s all about power…….We’re getting enraged but we do nothing about the things that are happening to our country. Instead we’re all just waiting around for someone else to do it.

          • Rowdypiglet February 19, 2024 at 1:56 pm #


            On our side of the fence, there is no real corollary to the purple haired, tattooed teacher who is obsessed with transing her kindergarten students or the HR hellcat prowling the halls of her company in search of white men who need re-educating. There are incalculable numbers of these creatures, and they have some things in common – the most notable of which is that they have no normal lives and lots of free time. Everything they do, everything they are, is ideologically obsessive. The system supports them in every way.

            Ordinary people, of the kind who surround me in my daily life, have jobs (often several), families, grass to be mown, meals to be made, gardens to weed, vegetables to can, houses to keep clean and repair . . . a plethora of demands on their time, to which they respond by giving that time.

            Most of the armies of lunatics wrecking the world for us have no such demands except perhaps to feed their cats. Further, their activities – no matter how outrageous – are unlikely to come with any consequences so they needn’t worry about the effect on their loved ones. They have no loved ones. They can devote all their spare time to making sure drag queens get to “perform” for your kids in school.

            We are at a real disadvantage in dealing with this. But I don’t think we’ve been failing to do our part. We simply don’t have the resources the other side wields.

            I don’t feel hopeless in spite of this. We have one resource we haven’t really used yet, and that is the ability to make things stop working. Everything we rely on to provide the comfortable lives that these dimwits take for granted is provided by US. When truckers and farmers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, roofers, stop working – that’s the end. That’s where the real power is. Teachers, at every level, could go on strike indefinitely to the benefit of everyone. I have a little list; they never would be missed.

          • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

            Close the schools. The people will benefit a hundred fold.

            Lao Tzu

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

            TS – Amen, my friend. What we allow becomes acceptable. Simple as that.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

            Rowdy, I found this interesting statement from @Mick_Ghoulish on X:

            “There are two fundamentally different ways of thinking.

            In one way, we believe that Meaning is outside of us, and we must look for it out there. We call it God, or The Universe, and what we find we call Truth.

            In the other way, we think that Meaning is inside of us, and we must project it outward. In this way of thinking we believe there is no God, and the Universe is meaningless chaos that we must write upon. And what we do to it, we call Good.

            People from the Right look at the Left and say “You are Wrong!”

            People from the Left look at the Right and say “You are Bad!”

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:23 pm #

            ‘Seeker, it’s all well and good that we flagellate ourselves for letting our country go to hell, but what exactly are we supposed to do?

            Vote the bastards out? Does anyone here really believe that our votes count?

            Write to our congresscreatures? Even if any of them know how to read, do we really think they will listen to what we say?

            A lot of the people doing the real damage are unelected bureaucrats, from the blue-haired harpies at the local community college throwing western literature into the dumpster, to the WHO control freaks about to impose their Pandemic Agreement onto an ignorant and apathetic world.

            Take one example, the Pandemic Agreement scheduled to take force in May. It’s no longer called a “Pandemic Treaty” because a treaty would have to be voted on and approved to be enacted. How do we prevent this absolute loss of national sovereignty? Vote? Write? Carry signs and yell real loud? Drive trucks around in circles? Quit working?

            Like you Truth, I’m looking for answers, but I’m not finding any.

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 10:23 pm #

            Bird – had a recent semi-epiphany. There are Deplorables and there are Erasables. So, they need to be erased. Time, place & method – TBD.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 11:15 pm #

            Jeepers Ron, no need to spell it out. I was trying to make the way clear by eliminating all other possibilities. Discriminating minds – like yours – will figure out what is left unsaid. Slightly-more-discriminating minds… will let the not-too-smart continue to stumble around in darkness. We don’t need them tagging along, mapping out our route with discarded SPAM cans.

            Oh well, see ya in Gitmo. You can help me raise the rats that we will sell to the Drag Queen guards as TransMeat.

          • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 1:17 am #

            Jeebus Bird – you’re on fire today. What’d you have for breakfast? Hopefully not Wheaties.

            I read an article that Wheaties, Quaker Oats and all other processed grains – well 90% – contain Chlormequat which reduces fertility. Of course it’s FDA approved.

          • Uncle Bob February 20, 2024 at 8:28 am #

            We let them because we’re preoccupied with life: jobs, kids, family, friends, vacations, entertainment, medical appointments, whatever. In contrast, they have nothing to do except manipulate currencies and the stock market, use their wealth and influence to manipulate government policies and reportage about same, and in general do what they can to remake reality in their image as if they’re gods and we’re nothing. The horse is not only out of the barn, so to speak, but he’s run down the road and is mocking us for our inability to catch him.

        • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

          Rowdy, that was at Penn, an Ivy League school.

          Busts of Shakespeare, Melville, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Levy, Aristophanes, Dickens & a dozen other giants were also removed from the premises, and presumably destroyed.

          The new canon — the ones replacing the western classics — includes the work of Mao & Angela Davis, and a group of tranny, gay, and 3rd world revolutionary authors I never heard of.

          All of this happened at the same time the Chief Librarian at MIT, a Chinese woman, announced she was going thru the stacks and removing all books written by White Men who were not gay.

          I sh#t you not, look it up.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

            People still don’t get it, our universities are Marxist indoctrination centers now. The commies took over.

            Bill Ackman is starting to understand this, and he’s been writing about it.

            I don’t know too much about him, but a lot of people seem to dislike him which is too bad because he’s kinda sorta on our “side” now.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:31 pm #

            Well, here’s something we can try to do to resist the erasing of our culture:

            If you hear that a local school, library, or other public venue is going to throw out real works of literature, go there and ask if you can dispose of them yourself – save them the hard work – that or pick them out of the dumpster.

            I’d be willing to bet that you would not be allowed to take the books, either from the library or from the dumpster.

            But it couldn’t hurt too much try. (If you’re reading this, you’re probably on a list or several already – what’s one more?)

    • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

      So what did you learn from that episode? That multicultural societies don’t work?

      No, right?

      • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

        Multi-cultural societies is an oxymoron, Jarek.

        A society by definition has a common culture.

        America most certainly does not.

        • Uncle Bob February 20, 2024 at 8:50 am #


          We did until Thee Roosevelt ushered Progressivism into American government. Taft wasn’t radical enough for him, so TR ran and lost, so we got the “level-headed” Wilson, who started tinkering in earnest so as to get Philip Dru, Administrator, who runs the country as an extra constitutional dictator. We’re close to that now: actual rights are taken away without a fight, while privileges (aka boons) are bestowed on whoever is seen as deserving of them: the murder of children by “oppressed” women; admission to college of people who can’t read, again due to oppression; criminal activity isn’t prosecuted while people who don’t accept the program are harassed despite not breaking laws; and more.

          • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 9:42 am #

            Recently watched a YouTube video about the Streets of San Francisco. It was eye opening. The level of chaos, criminality & squalor is unbelievable. It seems YouTubers are doing the job major networks used to do. (which is probably why major networks are tanking) Equally eye opening was a clip of Mayor Breed blaming conditions in SF on ‘White Men.’ I have to say black leadership in our major cities is not working out too good. Our cities seem to be reaching their African mean.

  16. BULLITT February 19, 2024 at 10:28 am #

    IMHO, the truckers have a brilliant plan. I hope they stick together and make a few liberal lives miserable.
    The elites will always have food and a desert. Poor people will suffer.
    When will we get to the point where we say enough is enough.
    In war, mission creep gets us slowly but surely more and more involved. At this point, America is in a domestic mission creep. It gets crazier by the day and sooner or later we have a disaster that we can’t fix. We have nobody in power to say stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can’t even imagine what this Country will look like in five years.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      I can’t even imagine what this Country will look like in five years.</em


      • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

        If we’re lucky.

      • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm #


        Well, maybe depending on where you live.

    • 4014HAMPHEDGE February 19, 2024 at 11:31 am #

      Truckers are in a commanding position; if the Teamsters Union can help striking drivers & their mechanics ride out the time off. It should be mentioned that the US Army (DOD) has a fleet of BIG Oshkosh all-wheel Drive cargo carriers able to supply several metropolitan areas if normal highway commerce is stifled. Things can still be ugly…

      Normal writing for yours truly is the train subject:
      “Second Dimension Surface Transport Logistics Platform”

      America’s cities had comprehensive food distribution railway links, with downtown food processing and warehousing for delivery trucks bringing loads to markets and suburbs. Notable rail food links in some big cities with “El”, commuter rail lines elevated, and sometimes connected with subway systems; standard perishable freight (groceries) boxcars were brought into town at night, unloading to refrigerated warehouses actually on the “El tracks. Sorted & moved into the surface delivery truck system at sunrise.

      Concerns with AI truck vulnerabilities prompts urgency to rebuild branch rail links into farm districts, including dispersed container handling enroute trunk rail mains, and recommissioned Army RR Battalions (Ft. Eustis VA template). More details by request through our webmeister.

      • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        Hamp, Dems & Biden have the UAW in their pocket; not so the Teamsters?

        • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

          Teamsters got absorbed into the AFL-CIO. So, they’ll do as they’re told to help Biden and The One.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

            That’s what I was thinking…

            The unions help the people, even their own people? Yeah, right.

      • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

        My son lived in a dense neighborhood in Chicago for a while, and the street still had a railway spur, now unused.

      • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

        Whatever happened to the 5000 truck convoy heading to Texas.

        • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 7:11 pm #

          LOL. Indeed.

          Was it just another MAGAt fever dream?

          The few that did go arrived at Eagle Pass and couldn’t find the ‘invading army of illegals’. “Where are they?” they asked.

          Shocked & horrified they were, when they realized it was because the whole ‘crisis’ was just a propaganda psyop hyped by the MAGAt Overlords and perpetrated on the MAGAt Minions, like you JohnAZ.


          • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:24 am #

            And this from the imbecile halfway across the world.
            Watching the chaos on his 27″ trinitron.
            You know nothing EVEN YOUR SARCASM FALLS FLAT.

            Live in Jacumba, CA this AM, where there has been an explosion in Chinese crossing illegally. CBP sources tell FOX 20,000+ Chinese have been encountered just since October 1st. That’s up more than 4,000% over all of fiscal year 2021, when only 450 Chinese were encountered.

            San Diego border agents arrest 269 Chinese migrants in a single DAY amid growing concern over why so many are flooding into the US
            At least 20,000 Chinese migrants have been apprehended since October, as they have become the fastest growing demographic of border crossers
            Upwards of 250 Chinese nationals continue to be apprehended by CBP officials each day
            It comes after DailyMail.com revealed a CBP chief warned a Homeland Security committee that migrants with links to the CCP are slipping in undetected


            We are already awash in Chinese people they are literally everywhere you look around here and Convoy street sports hundreds of Chinese owned business which are now creeping out and around the area.

            The cartels are building huge camps in the Darien gap



          • Uncle Bob February 20, 2024 at 9:07 am #


            I warned people 20+ years ago that China could well invade the US from its Panama Canal Zone, and by putting teams of commandos into shipping containers. Of course, I was called names by (to be polite) fucking asshole communist sympathizers like MS here. Why, nothing like that could happen! And anyway, America needs to be taken down a few pegs, so who cares?

            Again, America’s future is in Rev. 17 & 18. But we’re too ignorant to know this, and our preachers are too busy protecting their jobs and tax exempt status and (especially) donations by saying it’s no big deal if you sinned, we’re all going to Heaven anyway (despite what the Bible says) to do their job and tell their parishioners the raw, unadulterated truth.

  17. socialisthater February 19, 2024 at 10:28 am #

    A completely verifiable fact is that Socialist regimes–and that is what the Democrat scum are that are currently controlling the U.S. Government and a significant chunk of states–are totally unproductive entities. Socialists are, by design, economically parasitic–their entire ethos is using the government to steal from productive citizens and transfer that largesse to unproductive citizens, with unproductive Socialist elites, of course, feeding first and deepest at the trough of stolen goodies.

    In some cases, this theft can go on for decades, especially if the Socialist regime has disarmed its own population (hmmm?), has rigged the election process to ensure their victory (hmmm?) and has persecuted, jailed, or killed its political opposition (hmmm?). But, what also frequently happens is that the productive part of the population simply moves out beyond the regime’s reach–leaving the country if necessary, carves its own country out of the mass of the Socialist “utopia,” or goes to revolution and/or war to throw the Socialist bums out of power. One or more of those three options is highly likely to transpire in the U.S. if the Socialist Democrat scum “win” one more national election. I won’t speculate about which one or more of the three it will be, but I would say that all three will be on the table if the current Socialist nonsense continues much longer. Productive people have had way more than enough of this Socialist bullshit.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 10:52 am #


      It will take an army of people willing to get locked up or punished to pull that off. How many of them are going to?

    • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      The Bankers financed the Communist revolutions. Corporate Capitalism is against all nations. You are deluded.

  18. Bill of Rights February 19, 2024 at 10:33 am #

    $350 Million is an unconstitutional “excessive fine”.

    Amendment 8:

    “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed…”

    • Uncle Bob February 19, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      The Left doesn’t care about the Constitution unless it can be used to attack their enemies and/or further their agenda.

      • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:39 am #

        This is true. I would argue that we’re no longer under a constitutional government, anymore, anyway.

      • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

        Some Capitalist should produce toilet paper with the Constitution written on it. They would make a lot of money. And that’s what America is all about, right?

        • C.O.Jones February 19, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

          One of Bush the Lesser’s quotes while in office was “The Constitution is nothing but a goddammed piece of paper.”

          He and his neocons have certainly lived up to that ethos.

        • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 2:05 pm #


          Mazlow’s hierarchy

          Based on needs, needs supplied with money, so yes to move up the ladder, money is required. If a country cannot keep its people away from the bottom of the pyramid, that country fails.

        • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

          By definition, a Pyramid needs a bottom or foundation. What is not by definition is that those people need to be wretched and starving. That’s often on the Elite.

          The prosperity of 1950’s America was by design. Not the happenstance of the “market”.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      See: Alex Jones.

      • benr February 19, 2024 at 11:40 am #

        See all the people detained and jailed for peacefully protesting at J6.

        See the infowars host that went to jail Owne Shroyer.
        He did not enter any buildings he was present with a bull horn sloganeering against the deep state.

        They can afford endless trials while we the people can not and even when not guilty one can’t afford to go against these scum bag government lawyers.
        They will bleed even billionaires dry eventually.

        • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 7:02 pm #

          “See all the people detained and jailed for peacefully protesting at J6.


          • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:35 am #

            Figures you enjoy the totalitarian state flexing its muscles.
            Remember in the end the useful idiots like you get it the worst.

          • justanotherguy February 20, 2024 at 6:11 pm #

            benr – true, all true. the left can help but tell on itself tales of useful idiots are rife, and they all end up dead or in the gulag.

            what makes them useful? they carry water for the ‘revolucion’, are true believers, think they are immune from backlash, and believe they will become the elite.

            to the leftist elite, useful idiots are the expected crop of gullible traitors that show up to every virtue signaling outrage, leaning hard on the overton window, soon to be defenestrated thru same.

          • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

            “Figures you enjoy the totalitarian state flexing its muscles.
            Remember in the end the useful idiots like you get it the worst.

            Bwahaha! So, you truly believe that the US is currently a ‘totalitarian state’, yet you WANT to see Drumpf elected? Be careful what you wish for, dimwit.

      • C.O.Jones February 19, 2024 at 11:44 am #

        Agreed, Mr. Mango. Alex Jones put an even bigger bullseye on his own back by turning his organization into a huge fundraising effort for Trump. Jones had a big hand in getting Trump elected and the socialists don’t want any part of that again.

      • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

        That trial was an even more egregious example of a kangaroo court.

        Alice in Wonderland or Kafka worthy.

    • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 7:03 pm #

      “Excessive” is defined as…what, exactly? Is it 30% of the assessed loss in taxes avoided, perhaps?

      • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 10:37 pm #

        So if DJT’s fine is $355MM, are you suggesting that his tax burden from that single deal would have been $1.83B? Come now Mike, you’re being silly.

        • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

          What “single deal”, Ron? This is an assessment of decades of Trump Organization corporate fraud.

          • Paula D February 20, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

            Are you saying that the fine was based on accusations not adjudicated in the trial?

            Do you still claim that the laws are being upheld? Because that is blatantly illegal.

            The truth is that you are fine with using the judicial system to persecute your political enemies, which is despicable.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 2:13 am #

            Thank you, Paula, despicable is right. The first thing in regime change is scores being settled. Payback is a bitch, but it won’t be judicial.

            As my local Sheriff nods his head, but cringes to hear me say (regarding child sexual predators), the payback will be extrajudicial.

            A lot of mouths will be made to STFU. Bank it.

  19. bobfitz03 February 19, 2024 at 10:52 am #

    The Blob never relinquishes power gained.

    Once the state abuses a power “for the greater good,” a new precedent is set. The abuse becomes accepted practice and a permanent weapon is added to the government arsenal.

    The weapons used against Trump today, will be used against the Democrats tomorrow.

    • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

      Right, Bobfitz, and remember that the Deep State is “party blind, ie uniparty. Of course the same things will be used against the Dems, then the GOP or anyone else that gets in the way.

  20. Bill of Rights February 19, 2024 at 10:53 am #

    The city of Gulf Breeze, Florida has a state license to issue conduit bonds to real estate tycoons — who inflate the value of their real estate assets as Mr. Trump was convicted of doing:

    The “Affordable Housing Preservation Corporation” just 2 years ago bought an apartment house in Pensacola for $20 Million. They are now applying to borrow $60 Million on that property via tax free bonds issued by Gulf Breeze and bought by Templeton Funds. The bonds pay 7% tax free. The city of Gulf Breeze knows that the value doesn’t match the debt by a long shot but they don’t care because the city is just a middleman issuer and doesn’t carry any legal liability for repayment.

    Templeton is a huge fund manager and it’s their job to perform due diligence but ultimately the mom and pop muni fund investors are the ones bearing the risk.

    If the borrower can’t make bond payments and the small investors lose their investment, Templeton could be held liable for buying bonds in a scheme where the collateral was only 1/3 the value of the loan.

    “Affordable Housing” financing is full of schemes apparently. Even an apartment complex where 80% of the residents are millionaires is considered “affordable housing” so long as 20% of the residents earn a certain percentage less than the medium income.

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    • bobfitz03 February 19, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

      That’s the racket here in CA.

      “Affordable and inclusive” housing just went in down the street. Twelve units, $1M apiece for 10 of the units, $750k each for the “low income” folks. Both units were seniors, one had to be a person of color.

      If our town did not add “inclusive, high density housing,” a Obama era decree directed the Fed to withhold tax dollars for infrastructure repairs (money we paid them mind you).

      As a kicker, the developer received tax breaks and easements for the new residents. Laughed all the way to the bank.

      • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

        ““Affordable and inclusive” housing just went in down the street”‘


      • Bill of Rights February 19, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

        Here’s another kicker bob:

        The borrower (investor) owns another LLC which “advises” the borrow (investor). That advising LLC will get an instant $5.5 Million fee for the advising.

        In other words, it’s like you going to the bank for a $500,000 mortgage to buy a $450,000 house and the extra $50,000 goes into your pocket for advising yourself on whether or not to take out a loan. Even if you don’t pay back the loan, you still walk away with $50,000.

      • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        “As a kicker, the developer received tax breaks and easements for the new residents.” ~ bobfitz03

        Bob – if you dig deep enough, you’ll find that very few developers are not on the government (our) tit – called corporate welfare.

      • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

        ‘Affordable Housing’ projects are springing up everywhere round these parts. Local people were told its so “your children can live in town.” Citizens from the “Hood” in Capitol City thought it was for them, free apartments out in the burbs. Nope on both counts. Turns out South Asians & East Asians are moving in, Indians & Chinese. These are one bedroom apartments but turns out you can pack a lot of Asian people into a one bedroom apartment.

    • Rowdypiglet February 19, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

      @Bill of Rights,

      “The city of Gulf Breeze, Florida has a state license to issue conduit bonds to real estate tycoons — who inflate the value of their real estate assets as Mr. Trump was convicted of doing”

      There’s more going on here than meets even the critical eye, but I’m not a lawyer so cannot unravel all of it. However – as was pointed out in Trump’s “trial” by the actual bank who provided the loans, banks never abide by the estimate of the borrower and always do their own due diligence. I processed real estate papers for a year or so and I can attest that banks have their own appraisers and they rarely agree with borrowers as to value, and characteristically consider the borrower’s “estimate” as an optimistic guess. No decision is ever made on the basis of such estimates, particularly since borrowers are not themselves appraisers and aren’t considered to have any particular expertise.

      • Bill of Rights February 19, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

        Yes. It turns out that an independent appraisal has to be submitted by one (not 3) appraiser. That appraisal came in at $48 Million….2.5x the recent purchase price. That’s an inflated appraisal according to local realtors.

        • justanotherguy February 20, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

          linda green and her pen are still smoking busy…

      • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:59 pm #

        A large part of the fine & conviction had to do with the opposite effect – when Drumpf deflated values for tax purposes. Is that fraudulent or “smart”?

  21. Volvo740... February 19, 2024 at 11:10 am #

    Rumor: Brandon grants citizenship to all illegal immigrants prior to the election. I wonder how that would be felt by all Americans and those going through the painfully slow ordinary H-1B process….

    • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:40 am #

      Why, they’d vote democrat anyway.

    • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:57 pm #

      That’s why it’s not going to happen, Volvo740. “Rumors” are just hat, and nothing more. This place frenzy-feeds on them.

      • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:28 am #

        You said the same thing about illegal aliens voting and yet!
        They are now voting in “local” elections in New York and California.

        Almost everything you post or say is wrong yet here you are spewing out crap all over.

        As of June 2023, the District of Columbia and municipalities in three states allowed noncitizens to vote in some or all local elections: California, Maryland, and Vermont.

        Joshua A. Douglas, associate professor of law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, published an article in 2017 stating, “Municipalities can expand voting rights in local elections if there are no explicit state constitutional or legislative impediments and so long as local jurisdictions have the power of home rule.” Some states, for example, require that changes to local charters get approval from state legislatures, thereby limiting municipal authority over voter eligibility laws, whereas other states do not.[7]

        Douglas identified 14 states—including California and Maryland—as posing no clear impediments to municipalities passing their own voter qualification laws:

        New Jersey
        New Mexico
        Rhode Island
        South Dakota

        • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:29 am #

          And if they are registered to vote locally you can bet they are voting federally as well.

          • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:50 pm #

            See what I mean? Frenzy-feeding.

          • benr February 20, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

            I see that once again you are PROVEN wrong.

  22. Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 11:16 am #

    Fawnee won her election to DA running as the uniparty candidate.

    I guess that prevents accusations of the person who benefitted from a rigged election prosecuting the person who called it rigged.

  23. Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 11:20 am #

    I’m kind of down today.

    There was a funeral Saturday; and I know people die from rapidly-developing tumors all the time, but we’ve now lost something we are never going to get back, the sense that we can have trust in any of our institutions anymore.

    • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:41 am #

      All of the institutions are now staffed by people who only care about their jobs and their retirement. They’ll do whatever they have to do to safeguard that. For them, what they have here is all there is.

      • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

        tuco22 – you are correct, but they are misguided. In their future, I see vaporized retirements – a la The Great Taking. UBI awaits them – just enough for porridge.

        • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:48 pm #

          And as those gender-bent tools in their Rubix-stacked cubes slurp their 3D-printed porridge, they will find warm, squishy comfort in the fact that they played a key role in driving those Russia-loving, transphobic, climate-denying, carbon-stomping deplorables into extinction.

          “Thank you President Hillary! And may I print out another blob of flavor-free, Gaia-friendly, non-binary porridge? I’ll eat it in the dark – with the heat off – I promise!

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 10:49 pm #

            I love you!

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 10:59 pm #

            Oh Ronald, you’re swept off your feet so easily – have you forgotten Miss Starlight already?

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm #

            Of course not – not a chance – you and I are just a couple of hell-bent-for-leather cretins – Dreamy may be our path to Nirvana.

            BTW – thanks for the plethora of history in your comments. When you said you were into history – you weren’t kidding. You have to visit us in STA sometime – you can “feel” the history here. It’s a magical place.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

            A Cretan am I? I like to think of myself as a Minoan, but as they say, “Half of one, six dozen of the other”…

            Yeah I like history. I like magic too. Florida was a magical place for me. Everything I touched turned to gold, or at least some kind of shiny semi-precious substance. In Michigan, everything I touch turns into a goddamned angry snappin’ turtle.

            By the way, I don’t eat breakfast. I find repeatedly hitting the snooze button far more valuable.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 9:15 am #

            “…as they say, “Half of one, six dozen of the other…” ~ Blackbird

            Another thing you have in common with my wife – she uses the same phrase. The former for me – latter for her. Good one.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      I wonder how generational that loss of trust will be. The young ones coming up right now may see it all as normal, where us middle-aged and older folk will never trust the established authorities again, because we remember a different set of rules that worked.

      In the past two weeks I’ve had two acquaintances in their late 50’s and early 60’s, both in marathon running shape, collapse while exercising. They both have now had emergency heart surgeries, one quadruple bypass, one for afib. This is in addition to multiple cancers among friends and family over the past year or two. Also, my father dying of sudden stroke in December at age 76.

      Sorry for your loss. Though it does seem to be going around faster than normal these days…hard for me to believe that “we’re just at that age”.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

        Thank you Mango.

        BB, anger can be purifying in a way, can’t it?

      • JohnAZ February 19, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

        As the young ones never learned what normal is for those institutions, no wonder only the older more experienced folks understand what has been lost.

        Truthseeker is a good example, he is learning very painfully what has been lost.

      • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

        Mango – sorry for your losses, especially your father. Promise me you’ll never forget.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 8:06 pm #

          Thanks, Ron. Impossible to forget.

          Shitstorm of a couple months. However, we’ve been very busy the last few months, and a month from now we will have my mom officially packed up and moved here to MN to live going forward, the FL house will go on the market the next day, and we can move on in a new way.

          • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 11:45 pm #

            That’s a good positive outlook. It’s better to have your mother close in times to come. Families need to close ranks and circle the wagons, I think, and that’s a good thing. So, that’ll be a plus.

            Remember your father fondly. The never forgetting is for those who are responsible. Like you, I’ve lost my mother, an uncle and more friends and acquaintances than I can count on two hands and now losing my father. All to the “vaccines”.

            I said “promise you’ll never forget” meaning those responsible. Over history, we’ve suffered traumas, collectively and personally – and say we’ll never forget. As time passes, part of the natural psychological healing process – the raw edges smooth out, which is healthy.

            But, also as a result, over time we forget those responsible as memories fade. I’ve promised myself that I will never forget, and in due time, those responsible will pay. Mark my words.

    • beantownbill. February 19, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      I know how you feel, and I agree with you. When I feel this way I give myself a talking to. Life is too precious, and I’ll be damned if I let others run my emotions, so fuck them. For me, anger helps.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

        I warm my arthritic hands over the blazing trash can of rage.

        • crudgemudgeon February 20, 2024 at 12:25 am #

          That’s beautifully said.

          • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 1:23 am #

            Back off there crudgemudgeon – he’s mine.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

            When I first glanced at your comment ‘mudge’, I read it as “That’s beautifully sad”. Which was beautiful itself.

            I don’t really have arthritis. It just sounded good.

            That line came to me – as did many others, some now absolutely inscrutable – during a Psilocybin-induced brainstorm.

            Alas, I can belong to no one Ron, that’s part of what makes me so dangerously irresistible.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 1:55 am #

            “Alas, I can belong to no one Ron, that’s part of what makes me so dangerously irresistible.” ~ Blackbird

            Bird – all kidding aside, there’s much truth in ^this^. Men that treasure and refuse to give up their freedom, become almost irresistible to many women.

            Women tend to want to capture a man, making him run further and faster afield. As he runs, it stimulates her “prey drive” – like that of a dangerous dog – making him run faster still. Very few freedom-giving women.

            Just a thought – not psilocybin-induced – but like sticking my head up out of a foxhole. Ducking back down now to avoid any incoming.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

            I just recently found out, that according to pop-sociology, there is this being known as the “Omega Male”, as opposed to the standard Alphas and Betas.

            Kind of ironic, ever since seeing the movie as a kid, I looked forward to being the “Omega Man”. Further proof – as if any more were needed – that we are all living in a dream I’m having. Or maybe I’m a character I’m playing in Second-SecondLife.

            Your wife probably uses a Mac and can’t stand Windows PCs…

          • Ron Anselmo February 22, 2024 at 12:35 am #

            Bird – you slay me.

            Yes! We are all living in a dream you’re having.

            Dead nuts on the Mac. Are you my wife’s stalker?

          • Jarek February 22, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

            Well said, gents. Now the corollary: A domesticated man is hateful to a woman. Once she has broken him, she doesn’t want him anymore and begins to look for another. Where does that leave marriage and good husbands who treat their wives well? In no man’s land.

        • elysianfield February 20, 2024 at 6:34 pm #

          …And in the stygian darkness that is our culture, my eyes are guided by the luminescent hatred of self appointed victims, ignorant and ugly, with grievances too convoluted to quantify, with swollen , Cheeto incrusted lips snarling at those beyond their class.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:41 pm #

            Good one ely, especially the Cheeto-encrusted lips. Cheetos makes every insult better.

          • Jarek February 22, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

            Chato’s land.

    • Ron Anselmo February 19, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

      Beryl – my condolences – unfortunately, there will be more. Keep your chin up.

    • kristiyn February 19, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

      Me too Beryl.
      I’m sorry for your most recent loss.
      And yes. The whole thing is depressing.

      To brighter days ahead.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

        Thank you and thank you Bill.

  24. FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 11:43 am #

    Since I don’t watch the corporate news media (that’s my wife’s domain), please tell me if there is no mention of Biden’s incompetence. Even as dumb as many of my fellow Americans are, surely half of their number cannot be believing that Biden is seriously running for president again!

    • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:55 am #

      Biden’s got too much to do to “finish the job.” He has to institute digital currency and eliminate cash, institute reparations to black people (regardless if their ancestors were enslaved), eliminate the 2nd amendment, maybe even gun confiscation, tying that to getting your benefits, for example. I would even look for him to eliminate Christmas as a national holiday because it’s too…something. The possibilities of being screwed by this administration are endless.

      • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:35 pm #

        The deadline for the major changes in society (or rather the closing of the trap) are meant to be in place by 2030.

        Biden isn’t the marionette they are going to go with.

        I mentioned years ago that in conjunction with a lot of the stuff I had learned about the WEF, its tentacles, and their plans for the next decade or so, that buried on a German government website, there is a document that discusses a move toward post democratic societies.

        Schwab has said publicly that elections will no loner be needed.

        IMO, there will be a stronger attempt to delegitimize government , voting, etc., and then some kind of crisis that ends government as we know it. This will most certainly involve a financial crisis and the forced adoption of digital currency, etc.

        EU tards were just talking about this last week.

        • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

          Edit: “The major changes in society (or rather the closing of the trap) are meant to be in place by 2030”

        • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

          Maybe change your handle to Cassandra?

        • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:56 pm #

          The WEF has warned that there will be a major “cyber attack” against banking before 2025.

          I expect that it will be blamed on Iran (with assistance from those pesky RussiaRussiaRussians! to be sure).

          If only mitch were still here to tell us all how to profit from this…

          • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 8:49 am #

            Dunno. I could see them trying something to stop the US election from ending in a Trump presidency, but honestly, they are too far behind schedule to roll out the digital plantation just now.

            Germany is a great example. Nothing digital works properly here. The Germans are also very wary of cash disappearing. There are many restaurants and shops here that do not accept cards/digital.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

            We’ll see. I certainly hope not. I have just started resurrecting my economy, it would be a shame to have it destroyed in another controlled demolition.

            On the other hand, those WEFuckers have a pretty good track record of predicting the catastrophes they launch.

    • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

      The spin is that noticing Biden’s decline is “ageism.”

      That’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Unfortunately, I know this because my daughter is spewing that line.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 7:59 pm #

        And that is one reason why there will be no Civil War 2.0.

        The fault lines are not geographic this time, they run through families.

        • Jarek February 22, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

          They did then too – at least in border areas. But yes, it’s much worse now. Family members who have joined the Hive must be disowned. And then driven out when the time comes.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 19, 2024 at 8:08 pm #

        Ageism based on obvious evidence is a fully justified reason to criticize someone…if they’re the freaking president.

  25. malthuss February 19, 2024 at 11:49 am #


    Sonia Mc Knight
    57 year-old affirmative action judge shoots her boyfriend in the head while he’s sleeping.
    Five years ago she shot her ex-husband in the groin.

    She’s a judge. Let that sink in.
    / I found this at unz.com Kerseys page.

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    • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 11:55 am #

      Third time’s a charm.

    • benr February 19, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      How do you get away with shooting someone more than once?
      Three times.
      This can’t be real we are always told its Conservatives with the wet dreams about shooting people.

      What is that the left lies non-stop?

      • tuco22 February 19, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

        I don’t think they can do anything else.

      • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

        How do you get away with shooting someone more than once?

        Be Black, be female, be a judge.

        meanwhile theres some BLACK woman in NYC who is in power who wants to shut down trump supporters.

        • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

          OOPS..she is a mayor in Illinois.

          • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:41 pm #


          • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

            PAULA see Unz.com / stuff black people dont like page/ most recent threads comments.

          • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

            Can you post a link? I couldn’t find it, even when I searched the site with your key words.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

          Being black in general would allow you to get away with it.

      • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 4:38 pm #

        “How do you get away with shooting someone more than once?
        Three times

        Ben, How? .


    • benr February 19, 2024 at 12:47 pm #


      Man is she butt ugly and the crazy just oozes out.

      • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:51 pm #

        So, benr, is your criticism based on the fact that she is black, or that she is ugly? Do you have no opinion on here guilt or innocence?

        • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:33 am #

          She is not black she is a light brown.
          Unlike you I don’t view people through the prism of race.
          Better yet do you have an opinion.
          You give yours then I will give mine and yes I do have one.

          • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:47 pm #

            You “don’t view people through a prism of race”, you state, just below an assertion that she is “not black she is light brown”.

            You simply could not be more stupid.

            You have a take on her – “butt ugly” – and a cod-psychoanalysis “the crazy just oozes out of her”. If you were selected for the jury pool, would you WANT to be on it?

          • benr February 20, 2024 at 9:01 pm #

            Notice folks this imbecile never answers questions he just attacks and asks more questions.
            Simple facts he has no answers unless he is told what to think and say.

  26. MiTurn February 19, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

    Jim, you’re too ‘right on.’ You’re a beacon of truth about the reality of our times.

    I hope you don’t get bumped off because of it, or tossed into Guantanamo for sedition.


    But, until then, keep swingin’!

  27. sadlycdn February 19, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

    With Trump, the WH and Justice Dept,make no effort to hide the plan……hit him with any charge.. any time….mostly all the time….they have the media working hard to sell ….bad orange man …syndrome.. but are getting to max headroom…..the last brick in the wall is not going to fit…..many folks who have a vested interest in civilization will now come out to play…..the corruption is almost too much to try and comprehend….what Canada learned was the resistance was not enough….Truckers became terrorists and anyone supporting them was attacked….the police….military…..courts….Parliament…banks…media…etc…all did their part to turn the tables on the freedom protest….it became one huge fascism burger….in the end many like Jan 6th are still in jail….it was however a blueprint for how to fight back….Europe was next to try and fight back……just it won’t work in a certified shithole like Kanada…..hopefully the USA can git R done…but I just can’t see it…..it might take more coordinating between many Countries to tighten the screws….but the time is now for revolt….get ready to rumble

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 1:31 pm #


      Like your attitude but Europe still hasn’t stopped the invasions…So they are still losing. Until they can get all these Muslims and Negros out of there, they’ve lost that side of the battle.

      As for us here in America….It really depends on what we do and how we do it. The people in prison for J6 are still there….They probably feel betrayed by Trump also, or just taking one for him like that even though he’s being screwed with too….

      • sadlycdn February 19, 2024 at 3:37 pm #

        Agreed…..overloading us with basically people who hate us and our values is part of the playbook….your views become obsolete very quickly….Kanada wants more of it and has the perfect setup…..

        • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

          Welp that’s what Sebastian Gorka says, i.e. ‘There is only one question to ask about some politician: Does he/she love America, or hate America? That’s it.

          • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:48 pm #

            The problem is not with the question, but with who is providing the answer – it’s entirely subjective.

            For example, I would definitively state that Drumpf ‘hates’ America because his attitudes towards and public statements about America are extremely negative. As well, his only motivation in everything he’s ever done is self-aggrandizement.

            However, I recognize that there may be only 3 or 4 commenters here who would agree with me, but being in the minority in an echo chamber/bubble of crazy doesn’t make me wrong.

          • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:30 am #

            Nope being wrong makes you wrong and you are in fact wrong in opinion and fact.

          • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

            benr or Seb Gorka? Who is the dumber dipstick?

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:47 am #

            Lets add in our local commie scum bag agitator.
            Mike Sherman on his what tenth name?

            But hey Mikey Sherman the one eyed german is so self unaware glowing in the guffaws of most posters on this site.

            He actually said he had three other likeminded posters never mind they are all his sock puppets.

    • Brandon Laskow February 19, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

      The overuse of the ellipsis breaks up the flow of text and makes it difficult to read.

      • cowbell81 February 19, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

        Q would have a field day about this. I wonder what kinds of wits of wisdom he would have to impart upon us with regards to the ellipsis….?

        • sadlycdn February 19, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

          I love the English Nazi….have little to offer but the odd spellcheck…I used to type on a treadmill but now do it all on the ellipsis….its because I fell off and went into a semi coma…then a coma….I thought my life was over…..period….but how long i will live is a question mark…so for you I say GFY……………………….

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:48 am #

            Yep post how you see fit.

      • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

        That is it’s purpose…a pause, a reflection, an unanswered issue….

        • elysianfield February 19, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

          It develops verbal cadence.

  28. Nigel Tufnel February 19, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

    New York Attorney General Letitia James… The etymology of that name is this – “Letitia” = “The tits”.

    I just read a book by Selco, a man who lived through the Balkan wars. “Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival”. Amazing eye opener for an author whose first language is not english. Everything we take for granted will be gone… no electric, no running water, no grocery stores, no place to poop. We’ve heard various versions, but this is the real deal from someone who lived through it.

    • Paula D February 19, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

      They’re doing the same thing here they did there. But here, it’s race, there it was nationality.


      • Jarek February 19, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

        And just like there is no such thing as race, there is no such thing (or there shouldn’t be) as nations?

        • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

          Sonia Mc Knight
          57 year-old affirmative action judge shoots her boyfriend in the head while he’s sleeping.
          Five years ago she shot her ex-husband in the groin.

          She’s a judge. Let that sink in.

        • JimInFlorida2.0 February 19, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

          Jarek, I’ve decided that all breeds of dogs, cats, horses, birds, etc. are nothing but social constructs. Bird’s nests are racist and the honorable Cow Bird has shown us a new and better way.

          Mazel Tov and Manischewitz!

          • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 12:47 am #

            Ben actually answered, I drive a car car.

            The Cuckoo fledgling kicks all the other fledglings and eggs out of the nest. Typically much larger than his parents, they work their feathers to the bone trying to feed this young monster.

    • benr February 19, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

      Pooping is as easy as digging a hole.

      • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

        well not quite.

        • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 8:06 pm #

          Actually, it’s easier – no hole needed.

          That’s how most of the world does it. You need to get out more.

      • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

        Where and when did this word “poop” arise? Seems it was about the same time we got “boobs”. Both words are rather childish.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 7:03 pm #

          It’s just a cleaner way to say it is all.

  29. cowbell81 February 19, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh wow, that name Brandon Rottinghaus is a classic, could not be any more perfect to our news cycle and state of the nation!

    2024 is simply shaping up too good to be true. The ride is certainly a roller coaster. Like a suspense movie, I am on the edge of my seat just waiting for the next big thing to happen!

    • literofoyl February 19, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

      Depends might want to consider using Rottinghaus name as their new executive series brand.

    • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

      As JHK would say of “Brandon Rottinghaus” – “if that is his real name.

  30. Fubar February 19, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

    I am not looking forward to, or even expecting any realistic damage assessment upon those who are treating the free publicans as serfs in their stranger and stranger concoctions of reality and truth.

    I think we have significantly surpassed the deadline for the genteel sentencing that may have maintained a minimum level of credibility and trust in those who kept the benches warm in the esteemed judicial, academic, legislative, and other hallowed halls. Their only job was to make sure the rules of the nation are followed. Those rules are now constantly at the point of being rewritten to satisfy whoever occupies the seat at any particular point in time.

    Unfortunately, there is no single austere body on this physical planet that is capable of restoring faith and trust in what has become a slapstick theater sideshow that is only there to hide the cracks in the crumbling foundation of “western civ”, etc..

    If there is to be an earthly justice meted out to the self serving jokers who are incapable of admitting reality, it is going to come in an instant when the serfs eyes are finally fully opened, and they realize the depth of the crimes that have been perpetrated against them. I long for all those eyes to be opened. What will happen on that day? The consequences will be equal and opposite.

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  31. malthuss February 19, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

    estimated 113,000 illegal Chinese men wandering around the USA…

    whats the real reason why China owns at least 200,000 acres of US Agricultural soil.
    sometimes near military bases????

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

      Before I die I’d like to cruise Sunset Blvd., all 25 miles of it, on a Harley. Stop in a Whiskey Ago go, have a beer. Am I crazy?

      • JimInFlorida2.0 February 19, 2024 at 4:14 pm #

        No. I just think you’re wanting to relive a pastime in a country that no longer exists.

        In the past, I’ve often thought it would be awesome to drive Route 66 and see what remains. Thanks to Google Earth, I can do a lot of that. Yet, the old legendary Mother Road just isn’t there in spirit any more. That America was poisoned, buried in a shallow grave, and replaced by a Golem State that torments the Goyim..

      • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

        Whisky a Go Go is a famous rock club. There is only one.

        • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 9:12 pm #

          Owl, they never franchised it, like Planet Hollywood?

          • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 8:45 am #

            That’s corporate wizardry. I’d love to visit the original. The only Whisky a Go Go!

      • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

        I knew a youngster on his cycle on sunset.

        a latino got near him [he stopped at a lite] and stabbed him in hopes of getting the motorcycle.

        im not kidding.

      • stelmosfire February 19, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

        Yea. your crazy. like a fox.I prowled the strip in ’76 and again in ’03. First time in a 71 Econoline living on the street.. In ’03 with my daughter in a 1999 Chrysler convertible.

  32. Paula D February 19, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

    I had speculated that Putin’s history lesson was directed at Ukrainians, to remind them of their shared history. I’m sure that most Ukies watched the interview, since I saw that over 70% watched his last press conference, which lasted about four hours.

    And then I saw this…

    I had to look up Maxsim Krivonos because I never heard of him.
    Turns out he was a Cossack fighter who helped lead to the 1654 agreement Putin referenced.

    Coincidence? Maybe.

    • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

      Paula – this isn’t a reply to your post, but I’ve just been listening to Sasha Latypova speaking on the Shannon Joy show. A lot of it is on the covid democide, but from about 25 mins in, she gives her views on the Putin interview, which she listened to in Russian. She throws in a bit of history too, including the bits that Putin missed out. She also has views on how and why the interview was arranged and who arranged it. I don’t remember how long the Putin-interview bit is – maybe 20/30 minutes, then they move on to the DoD covid op. and its follow-up.


      • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

        For anyone who isn’t familiar with Sasha, she’s originally Ukrainian.

      • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

        You are rather like that poor chap in ‘On the Beach’ who elected to leave the (relatively) safe submarine, and brave the lethal radiation, in order to take a fishing pole and occupy his last few hours angling in San Francisco Bay.

      • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

        The DoD Covid psy-op is after the break at 50+ minutes.

        • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 7:08 pm #

          I have no idea what your point is. I am fully aware of the DoD psyop – my post was about the Putin interview, which happens to be sandwiched between two sections on other stuff, including the DoD operation.

  33. Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

    I was listening to the radio yesterday and I heard a commercial for one of the supermarkets I hop at, and it was all about building communities.

    The words communism and community have a lot of the same roots.

    Nobody catches on.

    • cowbell81 February 19, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

      I don’t know about that. Throughout rural western Ohio there is a grocery chain known as Community Market. They are small, locally owned. They cater to the community, not a communist agenda.

      I would say that building community is a positive thing. Seems all too often today that we don’t even know our neighbors. If food can bring different people together then that is a good thing.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

        “Building communities” is part of the DIE agenda.

        I don’t need a supermarket bringing me together with anybody.

        • cowbell81 February 19, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

          I guess order everything online and have Amazon/Instacart deliver for you then?

          • Beryl of Oyl February 19, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

            No shop, in a store that doesn’t spend money “building communities” and maybe uses the money they are wasting on commie social programs on paying the help better or keeping the groceries affordable.

            I have been shopping in stores with other members of my community for decades without corporate involvement.

            That’s what going to the market is.

            I see how easy it is for the Marxists to indoctrinate people now.

    • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

      You aren’t going to be the neo-commies without some kind of community.

    • sadlycdn February 19, 2024 at 6:40 pm #

      Also hear the words stakeholders alot…

    • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

      “The words communism and community have a lot of the same roots.

      So, “community” is also a dirty word for you?

  34. docmartin February 19, 2024 at 2:55 pm #

    I pray the truckers follow through on this and I pray Mr Kunstler continues to to enlighten us on all things pertaining to our country’s survival ( despite my criticism). We desperately need thinkers and writers like him!!

    • C.O.Jones February 20, 2024 at 9:50 am #

      I second your sentiment, doc. James Howard Kunstler is the best writer on the web, bar none.

  35. anmariwakaranai February 19, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

    I am operating under the assumption that Putin is a Western intelligence asset that was put into power to rule Russia as colonial satrapy of the global Zionist occupation government. Specifically, Putin was put into power by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, who was a drunken, broken man who willingly acted as America’s puppet in dismantling Russia. When it looked like Yeltsin needed to be replaced, the globalists selected Putin to be his successor. Apart from Yeltsin, who was too out of it at that point, and who had no real power anyway, it was the ex-USSR’s top spook Primakov (real name Finklestein) and his Deep State counter-part Kissinger from the West who picked out and eventually settled on Putin.

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    • cowbell81 February 19, 2024 at 4:04 pm #

      This is possible. But think of the parallels between Navalny and Trump. Both were/are being charged with fraud (largely politically motivated). Both were/are being accused of founding and funding an extremist movement (i.e. MAGA). Only one has been murdered/poisoned (thus far…).

      Although I am a much larger fan of Putin and his method of operating a country, compared to the sclerotic USA politics, you never truly know what is going on behind the scenes.

      Hopefully Trump will rise successfully from all of the legal hurdles that are being thrown his way, and then he will truly be able to unleash his full wrath upon the darkest forces in the deep state cabal.

      • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 9:24 pm #

        Hopefully. Unless he’s just the “loyal opposition” to this predominant gang. Perhaps he’s a player just like the other players in this Kabuki Theatre.

        You know, there are several big things that Trump could have done to get us further down the road to Liberty. Or not done.

        Let me just point out one major thing: Has Donald Trump ever, to this day, admitted that he was conned by the whole Operation Warp Speed operation to introduce the vaccines?

        • C.O.Jones February 20, 2024 at 10:13 am #

          No FGB3, Donald Trump is far too narcissistic to ever admit a mistake, instead claiming to be the father of the vaccine – pronounced “death shot” – that “saved hundreds of millions of lives” but really killed millions.

          He is completely oblivious. To wit: have you heard the invitation he issued to the general public to come to Washington on Jan 6 and peacefully protest? The last thing he said in the recorded invitation was “it’ll be wild!” He made it sound like an invitation to a party.

          – Sycophants accept the invitation of their leader.
          – Sycophants arrested for showing up to protest a stolen election.
          – Years later, Sycophants still in jail, deprived of basic rights.
          – Dear Leader does Jack Flaming Squat to help them.
          – Sycophants still love the dear leader who hung them out to dry, vow to vote for him if only as convicted felons.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 19, 2024 at 6:22 pm #


      I prefer the version where Yeltsin, a broken, dying drunk realized what he had done to his people and his homeland.

      This shame motivated him to seek out the most capable young officer/operative/politician he was aware of, and issue him one final order, that order being, “Save Russia.”

      Putin really seems to have taken that to heart.

  36. devnickle February 19, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

    Ah, a poll of Democrat useful idiots.

    Joey is the most corrupt, and absolute worst.

    Trump is the best since Reagan.

  37. JimInFlorida2.0 February 19, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

    I have no doubt that the gods have decided to grant mercy upon Jimmy Carter and let him pass away in peace; without the millstone around his neck of being the worst POTUS in U.S. history. Far worse came after him but, Biden has defeated them all.

    On paper, Jimmy Carter should’ve been a winner due to his education and honorable performance in the U.S. Navy. In practice, he was crippled by his devotion to Christianity and that made him unfit to rule Pandemonium aka the Wicked City of Washington.

    Jimmy Carter did do a couple of things right, if by accident. He DID establish a good Dept of Labor and made good choices in leadership there. I also remember the economy doing well for the first two years of his Presidency. Everything else was a failure.

    But, as mentioned before, his failures have been eclipsed by Biden and a few other POTUS’s since then.

    • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 4:22 pm #

      Hear hear, Jim.

      If nothing else Carter was an honorable man.

  38. Ed Haskell February 19, 2024 at 4:19 pm #

    Mr Kunstler,

    New York Attorney General Letitia James is really something, as is Fani Willis, district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia. Two unbelievable peas in a Soviet pod. Among many others.

    I like your disgust of jb and the dark antics of The Administration. The Democrat party is way far afield of John Kennedy’s and FDR’s Democrat Party. It’s as though they’re collectively on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and imagining themselves a sort of political-social USA destroying WMD. It actually doesn’t seem to be restricted to the Democrat party, Western Europe is under the same spell. WTF!

    Fortunately, and judging from recent polls, it appears the average Joe (Haha!) can’t ignore it any longer and is concluding The Don is their best bet to get civilization back on track. When President Trump reoccupies the Oval Office, as a President who will enforce the laws that’re on the books, he will have no choice but to enforce those laws – I’m sure to the chagrin of powerful lawbreakers. Too bad for those who broke reams of laws in their selfish interest of trampling on the 1st Amendment (among other Amendments); spying on Americans while that spying was and is against the law, breaking laws in their zeal of political persecution, politically enforced dangerous medical treatment, ad-hoc destruction of Constitutional protections during the covid ’emergency’, et cetera.

    You’ve said a lot when you said, “Since “Joe Biden” is not actually calling the shots, one naturally wonders who is responsible for all the dubious achievements of the past three years.” I wonder if those “…responsible for all the dubious achievements of the past three years” might have broken laws while achieving those dubious achievements? Might “they” find themselves under the microscope? I wouldn’t want it to go the way of Maximilien Robespierre. But I would like to see laws enforced in the same manner as if it was you or I who broke those laws. Equal treatment under the law, wouldn’t That be something?


    • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 6:18 pm #

      Well, why not? Didn’t he say that, “Louis must perish because our country must live”?

    • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 9:33 pm #

      Ed, you are WAY ahead of “the possible”. Don’t you know it is going to take a helluva lot more than electing The Donald to fix the Justice system in this here country?

  39. tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 6:10 pm #

    The Obama clan is behind it all. Look at it this way. What president before Obama would have allowed the open border invasion by millions of illegals? While Obama deported a large number of illegals under his presidency, things are different now during his third term.

    Two important things happened since Obama left office. First, Trump was elected. Second, George Floyd and the nefarious knee. Trump was intolerable and so it was time to bring the uni-party idea to fruition, and Derek Chauvin made it clear that all whites were terribly toxic. So began the onslaught, and the noose around the neck of whites was drawn taught by black hate and disgust.

    Obama knew what needed to be done. Gain a third term by way of the doddering, stumbling and mumbling white ‘man’, Biden.

    As I said before, you’re now just a piece of bland white bread being slathered over by bitter, black butter, being chewed up and spat out onto the rank sidewalks of revenge.

    • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:21 pm #

      IIRC, you hated Trump and all he stood for, and then you went on for years about how the Azov bros and the fat gay dancer were going to destroy Pootin for your merry band of neocons.


      • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

        Wrong again liar, Shameless Putz!

        • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 8:43 am #

          That you would lie about this is pretty spectacular.

          You hated Trump.

          You claimed all of the Russian progress in the special military operation was propaganda and that the Ukies (US/Euro deep state, ofc) were making gains.

          You have outdone yourself this time, Slur.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

            Note: The Slur is pimping the Nazi Navalny below.

            You could not make it up.


      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

        Rootin’ tootin’ Pootin!

        “If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to
        Why don’t you go where fashion sits?
        Puttin’ on the Ritz
        Different types who wear a day-coat
        Pants with stripes and cutaway-coat, perfect fits
        Puttin’ on the Ritz

        Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper
        Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (Super-duper)
        Come, let’s mix where Rockefellers
        Walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
        Puttin’ on the Ritz

        Have you seen the well-to-do
        Up and down Park Avenue?
        On that famous thoroughfare
        With their noses in the air
        High hats and Arrow collars
        White spats and lots of dollars
        Spending every dime for a wonderful time

        If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to
        Why don’t you go where fashion sits?
        Puttin’ on the Ritz…”

        ~ youtu.be/YsGjFh1ke44?si=uZldDma1fuLKyVyi

        • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 8:20 pm #

          Check it out in ‘Young Frankenstein’.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2024 at 9:49 am #

            I needed a ‘chaser’ after that to cleanse my ‘palate’.

        • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

          I prefer the young Russians having fun with it.


          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

            Oh sure… That’s got to be the largest ‘flash mob’ I’ve ever seen. I was hoping that it was Putin who got out of the limo and maybe did a little dance or something into the middle of the mob.

    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

      The Obamas are likely seeking to secure a fourth term with Michelle being selected by the delegates at the DNC this summer. Michelle is actually not a good fit for the black community. She is perceived to be an Oreo. Operation Oreo needs to be launched immediately. There is a gent who has written all about this Achilles heel of the Obamas.

      • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

        Who knows? Don’t rule Biden out. He only has to hold on ’till November then pass it on to Kamala. Sadly enough and hard to believe, but with legal outcomes for Trump still up in the air, Biden could still win, God forbid.

        As far as Michelle and the vox populi go, she could win it in a landslide. Look at what Balack Hussein did. And many whites might be feeling so guilty by now that they couldn’t vote otherwise. Fools.

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 9:51 pm #

          As difficult as it is to imagine anything certainly is possible. It seems like a lot of people think that even though Kamala is in the natural line of succession somehow the DNC apparatus will align the delegates behind a chosen one. Some thought Gavin Newsom but more people it seems think it will be Michelle.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

        I could be the cream filling in an Oreo cookie menage-a-trois.

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

          Can you swim through a chocolate cream cheesecake?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2024 at 9:50 am #

            I can try.

        • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 12:37 am #

          Zazzy – I distinctly remember you suggested this before – you, HRC & Michelle. Go in undercover – under covers – so you can answer the unanswered question. I beg of you.

          • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

            Zazzy – my bad. On a re-read, swap out HRC for either Whoopi Goldberg or Oprah. There you go, you’re the cream filling in an Oreo cookie menage-a-trois. Get the answer please. FMF or FMM?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2024 at 9:52 am #

            Ok Ron, now you’re scaring me. ^u’

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2024 at 9:54 am #

            …although I realize I had it coming.

      • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:34 pm #

        “The Obamas are likely seeking to secure a fourth term with Michelle being selected by the delegates at the DNC this summer.


        This pointless and unsubstantiated statement says it all, about you RWNJs.

        Please, explain to me WHY Michelle Obama would even want to consider running for office.

        • benr February 20, 2024 at 10:20 pm #

          On this we agree he is to lazy and entitled to work.
          Why work when you have a billion dollars for having done next to nothing?

  40. anmariwakaranai February 19, 2024 at 6:20 pm #

    TuckerCarlson (@Tucker Carlson) a posté : Ep. 75 The national security state is the main driver of censorship and election interference in the United States. “What I’m describing is military rule,” says Mike Benz. “It’s the inversion of democracy.”



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    • Night Owl February 19, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

      Yeah, I saw this yesterday.

      Mike does a very good job of clearly explaining multiple critical elements of the fraud and and players involved in the move toward neo-fascism over the past few years.

      • anmariwakaranai February 19, 2024 at 11:14 pm #

        That guy know his sh#t!

        • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 8:54 am #

          He is a very impressive speaker, too. Information that detailed is not easy to present in a logical manner that will keep the attention of the average Joe.

    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 6:48 pm #

      I actually posted this on the last thread. I also provided insights into the message being sent to the audience by the color of Tucker and Mike’s ties. I won’t repost here out of respect for various parties, including our host.

      • anmariwakaranai February 19, 2024 at 11:16 pm #

        Didn’t mean to step on any toes star. Been kinda busy lately stocking up on moose n stuff, just barely skimming comments.
        Good to see Q back from the book though. 😉

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 1:55 am #

          Oh wow, Q is writing a book?

      • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 12:42 am #

        Dreamy, you can pull it forward, I don’t think Jim would mind – some people have watched the interview between then and now – so, missing out on your insights.

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 1:54 am #

          Lol in part I was messing with ani and also being dramatic. Here was the extent of my brilliant insight lol..”I think this is part of the war. It’s a download and reveal for the casual viewing public but I think it is a warning to the globalist dark workers. Red signals the war and also the warning. Their infrastructure and blueprints are mapped and on grid. Midnight blue, periwinkle, and white are reinforcing the foundation of the guardians and communicate that the power centers must be cleansed and purified for the sake of peace and tranquility.”

    • Jimpa February 20, 2024 at 11:00 am #

      Yes, all Freedom loving people should watch that interview. Delineates very clearly what we are up against.

  41. Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

    From yesterday:

    February 18, 2024 at 9:41 pm #

    When your “daughter” transitioned, did you keep “her” cock in a jar for safekeeping? You mentioned that you were struggling get your health plan to pay for it. I thought that NGO’s like yours’ were usually wiling to pay for addadictomies and other such surgery. Oh well, I wish you and that abomination of yours the best.

    RD3 – have you enrolled in the Night Gnat School of Distraction & Lies? because that’s his signature spin – to make obtuse references to something he’s fabricated from whole cloth. It’s a MAGAt move, for sure.

    Still, at least I’m pretty sure it’s fee-free tuition because your grammar & spelling are so atrocious, it would embarrass even benr, the School Dunce!

    • malthuss February 19, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

      The marine who was de sexed while drunk..remember him?
      his latino wife was tired of the abuse.

      John and Lorena Bobbitt – Wikipedia
      John Wayne Bobbitt (born 1967) and Lorena Bobbitt ( née Gallo; born 1969 or 1970) [1] [2] were an American former couple, married on June 18, 1989, [2] [3] whose relationship received international press coverage in 1993 when Lorena severed John’s penis while he was passed out….he must have been very drunk.

      • Mike Sherman February 19, 2024 at 7:53 pm #

        And that’s relevant…how, malthuss?

      • BackRowHeckler February 19, 2024 at 9:07 pm #

        Lorena was a real wildcat, born in Ecudor or Venezuela.

        Latinas don’t f#kk around specially if they think you ain’t treating them right.

        • malthuss February 20, 2024 at 11:59 am #

          She claimed he was a brute, wanting anal sex.
          he r=drank to the point of unconsciousness that day.

          • malthuss February 20, 2024 at 11:59 am #

            oops didnt proof.

    • kbird February 19, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

      Hey Mike, I’m thinking he must be a graduate from Trumps fraud University!!

    • RD3 February 21, 2024 at 9:33 am #


      I’m sorry you interpreted it that way. It was intended as a great compliment. You just seem like the kind of guy who would have a “daughter” brave enough to lop its cock off. It was more a comment on the bravery and how proud you must feel.

  42. The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 6:41 pm #

    Male, Using Knife, Kills Meat-Cutter, Gets 44 Years In Women’s Prison

    Can you make this stuff up? Sure. Just suspend your disbelief, tee-hee.

    Personal Ad:


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    AFAIK, inmates, maybe depending on each State, can get parole after two-thirds of their time spent and good behaviour.

    ‘Hey, I’m always behaving well. Just don’t don’t fuck with me, that’s all, tee-hee.’

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 6:48 pm #

      Quote from the ad:

      “A fun fact about me is that I like being in handcuffs. It’s like a weighted blanket to me and is a comforting feeling.”

  43. SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

    What a name lol!? You always know how to make lemonade from lemons Mr. K. Manatees are beautiful creatures and should be incorporated into conversations more frequently. I feel like it may be a wild week for the manatee memes. Now what did you say Trump was doing with a manatee in the intercoastal waterway lol?


    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:15 pm #

      The young woman who was responsible for getting me kicked out of a teahouse knitting meetup was what some have described as a blue-haired manatee.

      • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

        The blue hairs are the worst! If you see lilac you can let your guard down.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2024 at 9:57 am #

          Thanks for the tip.

          ‘Red against yellow will kill a fellow; red against black is a friend of Jack.’

    • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks for reminding me, Miss Starlight: what our host refers to as the “intracoastal waterway”, that body of water on the west side of Palm Beach, is more properly referred to as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The intracoastal waterway is basically an aquatic highway that threads through that lagoon, and others.

      To refer to the Lake Worth Lagoon as the intracoastal waterway is akin to referring to eastern Florida as I-95 – although the error is understandable, particularly in the latter case.

      Whatever Mr. Trump was doing with that manatee, there is a good chance it was consensual. Manatees are ridiculously friendly critters.

      • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:10 pm #

        Well thank you for the littoral lessons, Mr. Blackbird. I certainly didn’t intend to refer to Florida as I-95. I think manatees are very similar to sea cows. They are herbivores. So that makes a big difference for sure lol. Some sharks are friendly too you know.

        • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 10:56 pm #

          I was tweaking our host’s geographic nomenclature Miss Starlight, not yours. However, if I improved your knowledge of Florida’s estuarine geography, well, so much the better.

          But friendly sharks? I guess I’m willing to learn new things – sometimes… maybe…

          • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 12:52 am #

            Diving with whale sharks in Belize – if not on your Bucket List – add it.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 1:50 am #

            Haha, see, i learned you something new!

          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

            I dove with whale sharks – and manta rays – off Thailand. Unfortunately I lost all the video…

            Always wanted to do a trip to the Yucatan for whale sharks, Mayan ruins, and cenotes. Not gonna happen now.

            Whale sharks – tame? Yes, relatively. Friendly? I’m gonna stick with tame. They don’t seem to seek interaction with people like manatees do – but they don’t go out of their way to avoid us either. Well, maybe they seek you out, but not me.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 1:31 am #

            Bird – awesome, you’ve made a lot of good memories. Don’t cross the Yucatan off your list though. Belize, “The Jewel”, is incredible for a number of reasons.

            We moved there in 2007 for a time and eventually returned to the States – a long story I’ll share with you over a beer.

            I’d go back in a heartbeat if the conditions were right. Too many dependents right now – both younger and older – but The Jewel still whispers in my ear.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 6:51 pm #

            One of my first classes in grad school was “Ecology of the Belize Barrier Reef”. It would have been the first, but I got bumped by a guy who was allegedly graduating that year. He didn’t, he was around for a couple more years, long enough for me to brag to him, “Well, you got to go to Belize before I did, but I got to go with your fiancée.”

            My second paper in my first class in grad school was an assessment of the long-term survivability of the manatee in Florida. Small world.

  44. tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

    Yeah, you knew it would happen. Putin commits another murder, has Navalny meet up with maybe some more Novichok, make him suffer.

    No cat and mouse toying around with Nemtsov. Bullet blasted in the back near the Kremlin back around 2015.

    Of course, Prigozhin was a dead man from the start.

    ‘What is known is that Navalny has joined the apparently ever-growing list of high-profile Russians who have died in mysterious circumstances. From plane crashes, accidental falls from windows to hangings, poisonings and health issues, the fates of some of those who dared to challenge the Kremlin are myriad.’

    Hundreds arrested for simply attending Navalny memorials. Yes, this is Russia, this is Putin. Freedom of speech will not be tolerated; you will be killed if you protest too much.

    Putin wants refugees to pour into Finland. Take that, NATO joiner!

    Join the chant! Piss on Putin! Piss on Putin! Piss on Putin!

    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

      And look at the J6 political hostages. There is no daylight between your Putin bogeyman and the “Biden” regime. One simply operates with sorta kinda pretense while the other is striding around like an uncontrollable Chad.

      • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 7:11 pm #

        Good you put Biden in quotes. But there is a difference. Jan. 6th wasn’t a memorial for someone who was murdered, and Putin has been murdering people, and good people at that, for more than twenty years now.

        The stark difference in brutality between the two ‘regimes’ should be obvious to anyone.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:32 pm #


          I seem to recall coming across a recent news item that a Ukraine POWs’ plane crashed.

          • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 7:53 pm #

            Don’t confuse Pluto with Puto or plutonium!

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

          Well it isn’t obvious to me lol. I’m not suggesting Putin is a good guy. I mean, isn’t he ex-KGB or something? I mean I guess some people kinda see that as almost like a cartel or mafia in and of itself. But I guess here the way they do things is the same. They are basically a mafia but here they plaster an official patina on everything so things look like its all part of the “law and order”. jmo

          • messianicdruid February 20, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

            I do not see where American ‘s, specifically, the kind if people posting here, have any room to critisize anyone for not keeping their “higher powers” on the job.

            On the job training for citizens is applying God’s law to our hearts and then to our actions which includes delegating our authority to the best among us.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

            What does this mean? I guess it would be one thing if the delegation were an actual thing. Another thing entirely if the delegation were actually rigged right. Also, you never get to vote for most people who work in government. Most are unelected and you don’t even know who they are and they can never be fired for anything.

        • Mac February 20, 2024 at 10:34 am #

          Yeah. Obama never droned an American citizen.

          • elysianfield February 20, 2024 at 11:56 pm #


            Yeah. Obama never droned an American Citizen…so far.

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

            You would be dead wrong.

            Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen.

            IN 2010, PRESIDENT Obama directed the CIA to assassinate an American citizen in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, despite the fact that he had never been charged with (let alone convicted of) any crime, and the agency successfully carried out that order a year later with a September 2011 drone strike. While that assassination created widespread debate — the once-again-beloved ACLU sued Obama to restrain him from the assassination on the ground of due process and then, when that suit was dismissed, sued Obama again after the killing was carried out.

            Two weeks after the killing of Awlaki, a separate CIA drone strike in Yemen killed his 16-year-old American-born son, Abdulrahman, along with the boy’s 17-year-old cousin and several other innocent Yemenis. The U.S. eventually claimed that the boy was not their target but merely “collateral damage.” Abdulrahman’s grief-stricken grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, urged the Washington Post “to visit a Facebook memorial page for Abdulrahman,” which explained: “Look at his pictures, his friends, and his hobbies. His Facebook page shows a typical kid.”

            Few events pulled the mask off Obama officials like this one. It highlighted how the Obama administration was ravaging Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries: just weeks after he won the Nobel Prize, Obama used cluster bombs that killed 35 Yemeni women and children. Even Obama-supporting liberal comedians mocked the arguments of the Obama DOJ for why it had the right to execute Americans with no charges: “Due Process Just Means There’s A Process That You Do,” snarked Stephen Colbert. And a firestorm erupted when former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs offered a sociopathic justification for killing the Colorado-born teenager, apparently blaming him for his own killing by saying he should have “had a more responsible father.”
            The U.S. assault on Yemeni civilians not only continued but radically escalated over the next five years through the end of the Obama presidency, as the U.S. and the U.K. armed, supported, and provide crucial assistance to their close ally Saudi Arabia as it devastated Yemen through a criminally reckless bombing campaign. Yemen now faces mass starvation, seemingly exacerbated, deliberately, by the U.S.-U.K.-supported air attacks. Because of the West’s direct responsibility for these atrocities, they have received vanishingly little attention in the responsible countries.

        • Jimpa February 20, 2024 at 11:09 am #

          Yeah, Let’s tell how different that murder is to the family of Gonzalo Lira. Or maybe Julian Assange would be interested.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 8:29 pm #

        Chad? The country that criminalized slavery 7 years ago?

        • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:18 pm #


    • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 7:18 pm #

      TS, have you listened to the Redacted programme on Navalny? Any idea why the western MSM is pretending Navalny was something he wasn’t? Most liberals’ heads would explode if they found out Navalny was a white-supremacist xenophobe. And why are they pretending he was some kind of threat to Putin when most Russians had no idea who he was and he was polling at about 4%?


      I’m not even a Putin fan, but this whole story is nonsense. He’s just as likely to have been bumped of by the west.

      • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

        Sorry, wrong link.


        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 19, 2024 at 7:35 pm #

          Well at least you didn’t write, ‘Sorry, wrongthink.’.

        • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 8:10 pm #

          GA, then there’s this:

          Why Navalny was hated in the Kremlin and in some Western circles
          The late Russian opposition politician had a unifying spirit that threatened the beneficiaries of conflict.

          It doesn’t matter what caused the death of Russian politician Alexey Navalny; he was killed by Vladimir Putin’s regime.

          It was a slow execution that started with his poisoning with the Novichok chemical agent in 2020 and proceeded with sadistic torture in prison after his insanely daring move to return to Russia in January 2021.

          The official version about a blood clot suddenly killing the 47-year-old politician on Friday may or may not be true, but the blame for his death still remains squarely with the Russian president.

          Navalny was outstanding in every sense. Head and shoulders above all Russian and likely all contemporary European politicians in terms of charisma and bravery, he was a figure of hope that exuded immense optimism and displayed an irresistible sense of humour until his very last days in prison in the Arctic.

          He was a character akin to the Hummingbird in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, a charismatic politician trying to prevent the spilt of the newly independent India. Navalny was a highly inspiring and unifying personality that was capable of bringing together what was breaking apart in this current epoch of conflict and polarisation.

          With his anticorruption crusade that exposed the illicit riches of top regime figures in a series of brilliantly produced YouTube videos, he built a vast support base and Russia’s biggest regional opposition network. He brought together liberals, nationalists and left-wingers – everyone who was tired of the corrupt securitocracy that has ruled Russia for a quarter-century.

          Navalny took opposition politics out of Moscow and St Petersburg into distant regions and small towns. Internet-savvy and very well versed in contemporary culture, he brought about a generational shift in the ranks of Russian opposition. His following to a large extent comprised 20-somethings or even teens who have never experienced any other political regime than Putin’s.

          He embodied the hope that changes could be brought about by non-violent resistance in the style of the velvet revolutions that brought down the communists in 1989-91. Born to a Ukrainian father and having spent some of his happiest childhood days in Ukraine, Navalny could have also potentially helped mend the rift between the two neighbours currently locked in a bloody war.

          Although his death is squarely on Russia’s political leadership, the hope he represented was shattered by the renewed geopolitical confrontation between Russia and the US-led West. He was a thorn in the eye of the beneficiaries of this conflict – first and foremost among them being Putin himself.

          But Navalny and his movement were also an object of incessant bashing by anti-Russian troll farms and hawkish pro-Ukrainian figures linked to the military-industrial complex and securitocratic blobs in the capitals of NATO countries.

          Accusations thrown at Navalny boiled down to him being a Russian nationalist who would have done the same thing as Putin – but perhaps even more efficiently because he would have clamped down on corruption.

          In the beginning of his political career, Navalny indeed flirted with far-right politics, but he drifted away from it to straightforward pro-Western liberalism a long time ago.

          There is no straightforward answer to the question of how Navalny would have acted had he indeed become the Russian president instead of Putin. It is indeed difficult to say to what extent all that happened between Russia, Ukraine and the West was about personalities. It is important to remember Putin himself underwent an evolution from a West-backed nominee of the Russian liberal elite to a murderous authoritarian – a process in which the West’s frivolous and arrogant attitude to Russia’s core security interests played no small role.

          A few weeks into Russia’s full-out invasion of Ukraine two years ago, one of the main spokespeople for the Ukrainian government at the time, Oleksiy Arestovych, said that a Russian liberal-democrat president would have also invaded Ukraine in the same manner – such was the logic of geopolitical confrontation.

          That kind of thinking presumes that the US-led West was intent on humiliating Russia in the way no Russian leader would have ever accepted – delivering a strategic defeat upon it. That’s indeed something that many hawkish commentators in the West are calling for today.

          Navalny was first and foremost a Russian politician, which is why he made what felt like a suicidal choice to return to Russia after surviving the poisoning.

          That was the only way to remain politically relevant in Russia. He didn’t want to be anyone’s stooge. In the West, he would have been at best like General Charles de Gaulle in London during World War II – mistrusted and isolated. How would have he managed the insane xenophobic attacks on social platforms his exiled allies are being subjected to on a daily basis now? How would have he reacted to visa and travel restrictions that harm anti-Putin Russian exiles to a much greater extent than the supporters of the regime?

          Unlike de Gaulle, he would have had few chances of returning and playing a role as the geopolitical conflict was strengthening Putin’s regime and threatening to usher another half a century of cold war and iron curtains in Europe.

          In Russia, he thought he could at least gamble on the growing war fatigue and become an East European version of Nelson Mandela, waiting for the hour of freedom.

          Had he miraculously succeeded in coming to power, he would have still faced a very hostile West inclined towards defeating and humiliating Russia rather than finding a common language and an uneasy compromise.

          Yet, he was a very different man than Putin in that he was simply not the kind of politician who thrived on conflict. He was not a man from the current epoch of confrontation and polarisation. He perhaps belonged to the better future that Eastern Europe may still attain after years of misery.

          Would he have succeeded in finding compromise-leaning interlocutors in the West and sidelining trigger-happy hawks? He would have had a fair chance. This is why he was such an unloved figure in those circles.

          Navalny is a tragic figure and in that sense perhaps only comparable to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy – initially a highly unifying pro-peace figure who is now forced to wage an increasingly hopeless battle against the grand master of conflict, Vladimir Putin.

          But Navalny has nurtured a generation that may have dozens or hundreds like him in its ranks who can work to achieve the “beautiful Russia of the future” as he famously called it in his main political manifesto.

          I’ve seen Navalny’s rallies and they were similar in size and enthusiasm to Trump’s.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

            You lost me at “He wanted to become the European version of Mandela” You mean the African asshole that necklaced his own people? He couldn’t find a better figure in history to want to be like, so he chooses an African notorious for having people set on fire with tires wrapped around their necks….

          • GreenAlba February 19, 2024 at 9:03 pm #

            “I’ve seen Navalny’s rallies and they were similar in size and enthusiasm to Trump’s.”

            Throughout Russia, were they?

          • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 9:41 pm #

            Wow Saint Alexey Navalny! In 1,312 words!

          • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:00 am #

            Yeah, Alba gave you your lead but you ignored it. You should have gone with the racist/xenophobe angle. In other words, a Russian White Nationalist? They exist there and Putin hates them. But they are the only hope of Western Civilization, be it there or here.

            Just to be clear, I have no idea if he thought of himself in this way. But some Russians do. That much is clear.

            It ties in well with your hatred of Black power. Stop fighting the Zeitgeist. Let go of your old hippy identity. Quit the dark and seek the Light.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

            The Slur is again so excited over the latest McMedia headlines over Poootin that he has not bothered to investigate the latest Nazi they are gushing over.


      • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:21 pm #

        I wondered that too Alba. Like, did western intel do him in to create a backlash. I noticed this evening on youtube that ABC is putting out headlines like “Navalny protests gaining steam”. The color revolution machine may be gearing up?

        • GreenAlba February 21, 2024 at 10:46 am #

          I read a comment this morning (total hearsay, obviously) that Navalny took 5 covid shots. If that is true, the fashion of his demise isn’t even that unusual. And I say that as one, who, unlike many of the Putin worshippers on here, fully accepts that Putin is pro-jab, pro-CBDC, pro-digital ID and pro-global digital gulag, despite ostensibly defending his country’s borders against the NATO machine. He just wants his citizens’ digital chains to be Made In Russia.

          As far as I’m concerned, Navalny was most likely a covid jab death or done in at a time convenient to his CIA/MI6 handlers. That doesn’t even necessarily rule out Putin’s involvement. Since the Skripals, especially, I have no doubts about Russian/MI6 collusion – they all ultimately have the same Boss, as far as I’m concerned.

  45. Roundball Shaman February 19, 2024 at 7:43 pm #

    “‘Biden’s most important achievements may be that he rescued the presidency from Trump, resumed a more traditional style of presidential leadership and is gearing up to keep the office out of his predecessor’s hands this fall’ the report states.”

    So, a ‘more traditional style’ of presidential leadership is to fully sell out to the Dark State and Woke Mob and MIC and Big Harm-a Pharma. To leave America’s borders wide-open and to punish courageous governors from trying to keep border integrity and illegal aliens out of the United States. To keep insisting how functional you are when everyone else in the World can see that you are not. To gets lots of plastic surgery so that your face has been pulled so tight it looks ready to explode at any moment. And to show more interest in the flavor of pudding the White House Chef is stirring up for you than anything else.

    To brazenly represent and advocate for only half of America while ignoring and vilifying the other half. To promote dysfunctional individuals and those with loyalties to another country and place them in high positions of great influence. And to show more interest in young girls than in trying to help the fate of a currently-persecuted and besieged class of White Americans who are just not Woke enough or ‘Of Color!’ enough while championing body-plumbing-haters and those who think that normal sexual activity is perverse.

    And who sides with and shows more allegiance to one pampered and propped-up Middle Eastern Nation than to the one he spends most of his time living in and laughingly purports to lead.

    So that is more ‘presidential’!?

    How nice to see one of you guys finally admit all that! Nice of you to catch up to that assessment like the rest of us.

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    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 8:29 pm #

      Whoever said all of that is a goddamn moron. I hope a train runs them over, and decapitates them for such bullshit.

      • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 8:33 pm #

        Anyone who claims that the Big Guy rescued the Presidency was obviously decapitated before they ever wrote such nonsense. Headless chicken on a keyboard.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 9:15 pm #

          I said the person that claimed Biden rescued the Presidency should get decapitated. You weren’t paying any attention.

          • Blackbird February 19, 2024 at 10:49 pm #

            Jumpin’ Jesus Truth, seems everything I say flies right over your head without even messing up your hair.

            I was saying that “the person that claimed Biden rescued the Presidency” already had their head decapitated.

            You seem to think I was arguing with you when, in fact, I was agreeing with you – maybe even agreeing with you more than you were agreeing with yourself!

          • messianicdruid February 20, 2024 at 9:54 am #

            Do y’all need a mediator?

          • OG February 20, 2024 at 12:14 pm #


          • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 6:57 pm #

            Careful messi, don’t get caught in the crossfire.

    • tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 8:32 pm #

      Right, don’t be a sucker for those curveballs or those insidious sinkers or stinkers for that matter.

      And of course, don’t fall for those deceitful changeups, Roundball.

    • FGB3 February 19, 2024 at 9:58 pm #

      What weed was that University of Houston group smoking? Maybe W.E.F. Gold?

    • SoftStarLight February 19, 2024 at 10:35 pm #

      Traditional meaning more global empire focused. Trump was a break in the tradition because he was nationalistic. They don’t want an American nationalist in power. Because they have to destroy nations in order to make way for the global state. Its the whole Babylon thing renewed for a different age.

  46. tucsonspur February 19, 2024 at 9:02 pm #

    Yes, Nelson Mandela. He fought for his people, unlike our president, and he used violence against violence. Many would love to see burning tires around the necks of Biden and the Obama clan. Maybe you wouldn’t. Too cruel? Maybe.

    Your brush is too narrow to paint the full picture. It’s always “The Bloody Sire”.

    Would you slash or stab in a knife fight? Circumstances, situation, necessitation.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

      Chief Sitting Bull fought for his people as well. Quite stupid to dick ride African leaders because that’s the hip shit to do nowadays with these confused ass Caucasians.

      Don’t understand why the first person that comes to their mind is a Negro when they think of someone who “fights for their people.” Just wear a black panther shirt already and say you love Malcom X, MLK, and all the other fucking frauds that “fought” for their people.

      • tucsonspur February 20, 2024 at 2:49 am #

        The Black Panthers, Malcolm X and MLK did fight for their people. Many died doing so. Recognizing that fact doesn’t mean that you love them or even like them.

        “Fucking frauds”? Tell that to Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, if you only could. It was Hampton who said, “You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution”. Where is our Revolution? Right, in the cracker barrel.

        Here’s the quote:

        ‘In Russia, he thought he could at least gamble on the growing war fatigue and become an East European version of Nelson Mandela, waiting for the hour of freedom.’

        This is not said by me, remember, and the point is not that Navalny supported Mandela but that he was simply ‘waiting for the (same) hour of freedom’.

        And what the fuck are you doing about the current black onslaught besides crudely popping off about ‘dick rides and fucking frauds’?

        You pussies out there can’t even bring yourselves around to use the word nigger even when it’s deserved.

        • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:40 pm #

          The mask is nearly off now.

          How much longer can the Slur try to hide?

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 9:21 pm #

      Sounds like to me he was trying to gain approval, he truly was a libtard, no wonder he got offed.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

      And another thing Vlad The Impaler used violence against violence as well. But he also did it to people who weren’t violent. Mandela was guilty of this same shit. I remember reading an article how they had a woman dragged out into the street, beat her badly, set her on fire and raped her with broken glass shards. Fuck that POS.

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 19, 2024 at 9:32 pm #

        He’s not a goddamn hero.

    • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:09 am #

      You must quit the Dark and seek the Light. This kind of Negroism is what got us Obama.

      • tucsonspur February 20, 2024 at 2:53 am #

        You know better, J. See the above if you’re referring to me.

        • sadlycdn February 20, 2024 at 3:55 am #

          Navalny murder is going to be pumped to the nines by western media …..they of course will dig and dig to find out more and more .because anyone who hated Putin deserves a proper send off ..they could care less about Seth Rich…or Epstien…….Ashley Babbitt deserved better but was disqualified by being in the wrong place at the wrong time…Navalny was to be honest asking to be killed and Putin always has an extra “window” available “…going back into the lions den is never very smart ….the west in general hate all things Russia and Russians period…..if they could they would cheer starving them to death….taking away their McDonald’s and our vodka was merciless…..the outrage is outrageous……going after your political enemy’s is a sport in the West with so many more ways to destroy you….the irony is off the charts right now as your watching non stop communist tactics to get rid of Trump and he may yet fall out of a window

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 11:41 am #

            All the more reason why the West just needs to collapse already at this point. They are being reckless assholes at this point. Putin has a lot of restraint because I’m pretty sure he feels like nuking the U.S. just to white the smug expression off their faces. Plus a lot of Russians live in America. My next door neighbors back in the 90s were Russian.

          • Mac February 20, 2024 at 11:55 am #

            Does the West really hate Russians, or does the MIC just need customers?

          • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

            Western media didn’t say much when Gonzalo Lira died in a Ukrainian prison.

    • benr February 20, 2024 at 8:44 am #

      What a waste of good gas and a terrible cleanup that also damages roads and sidewalks.
      It wasn’t Nelson Mandela that engaged in this but Winnie and they were Communists.

      Now look thirty years later and South Africa is a complete and utter shithole.
      Huge resources but went from first world bread basket that fed the region to a third world child rape Capitol of the world.

      Now there is something to be proud of good job Bill Clinton and the blueprint for what they are now doing to these United States.

      This has all been done before.

      Koevoet a decent book about the bush wars and the start of the decline of SA.

  47. Htruth February 19, 2024 at 9:15 pm #

    Trump Truckers Boycott NYC Delusional: https://rumble.com/v4egmx3-truckers-boycott-new-york-city-delusional.html

    • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 1:05 am #

      15 Followers, 0 Comments – that about covers it.

      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 1:48 am #

        He’s catatonic as near as I can tell. I’ve tried to converse with him on previous occasions and its like hello is anybody home. He doesn’t respond. Shall I get that Ativan?

        • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 2:49 am #

          Dreamy – you know pharmaceuticals aren’t too good – maybe a defibrillator? How about a spell? Maybe the cat’s got his tongue. Isn’t there an incantation for that? You don’t have his tongue, do you? :-))

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

            Let me check in my bag of tricks to see what’s going on here lol ;0)

  48. benr February 20, 2024 at 8:38 am #

    Bidens history is catching up to him since he palled around with a known KKK member in Byrd.
    Never mind these are probably FEDS all dressed up hoping to get a couple of idiots to join up.

    ‘Blood Tribe’ Neo-Nazi Group Marches Through Nashville, Leader Expresses Support For Biden And Ukraine

    As they marched through Nashville, Tennessee, a group of White supremacists, whose group goes by the name “Blood Tribe,” wore black balaclavas, masks that hide one’s face like ski masks, and red shirts with Swastika flags on them.

    On Sunday, the group were approached by one man in an incident that has since gone viral online, according to media sources.

    “Show yourself—what are you ashamed of?” the man reportedly yelled to the neo-Nazis.

    Blood Tribe members reportedly venerate Adolf Hitler as a divinity and adhere to White supremacist beliefs, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Additionally, female participation is prohibited in the movement, which opposes “white supremacists who call for softer ‘optics.’”

    According to the ADL, the Blood Tribe views itself as “the only path to a White ethnostate.”

    The protesters may have been from out of town since there were no reported arrests and the group left in a U-Haul truck that eventually drove out of the Nashville area, according to police and witnesses who allegedly followed them.

    The neo-Nazis can be heard chanting “deportation” in several videos that have been made public.

    During the march, the man approached the neo-Nazis and asked, “Best you got? Present your f***ing faces to me. What happened to your face?”

    “Get out. Your people poop in the street,” a Blood Tribe member said to the man in response.

    The man then said, “You don’t know my people,” in response to the remarks made by the neo-Nazis. While shouting “f***ing cowards,” the man continued to follow the march.

    Meanwhile, Democrat Tennessee Representative Aftyn Behn said that her “office is closely monitoring the Nazi rally downtown.”

    “These groups, once relegated to the dark corners, now feel empowered to spew their noxious ideology out in the open due to our state’s leadership REFUSING to condemn their speech and actions,” Behn said on X (Twitter).

    • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:22 pm #

      Nice one. Benr looks under his bed and finds another bunch of FEDS conspiring…because nothing is as it appears when you’re a poorly educated right-wing nutjob.

  49. Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 9:50 am #

    “On Friday last week the Court of Appeal made a significant ruling that upheld a previous High Court judgement that the New Zealand Defence Force’s workplace Covid-19 vaccination mandate is unlawful.

    Since then, just one online media outlet has reported this ruling. This solitary report was also behind a paywall – so not accessible to the vast majority of the public.

    No other mainstream media outlet has made any mention of this ruling which clearly identifies that people’s rights and freedoms were significantly eroded by an unlawful direction from the previous government.

    It is unbelievable that nothing was mentioned on the television main news channels, radio, or other online platforms.

    The significant finding of the Court of Appeal included upholding a previous ruling in High Court of the affect these forced mandates had on the New Zealand Bill of Rights.

    New Zealand First has always believed that in any robust and enduring democracy an accountable and balanced fourth estate is essential.

    However, instead of the public being informed of the facts and truth of a significant ruling from one of our highest courts, they have been exposed to a prime example of the unrelenting bias of much of our mainstream media.

    There is no other logical reason or excuse as to why New Zealanders have not been properly informed.

    This ruling has significant ramifications for the current Covid Inquiry, not only highlighting the inadequate terms of reference that were previously created under the last government, but also the significant ramifications for the justification of all previous and remaining mandates in all workplaces.

    It is deeply concerning that New Zealand’s mainstream media has neglected to inform New Zealanders of this important and significant finding that directly affects New Zealander’s rights and freedoms in our democracy.”


    High time we set up the gallows. methinks.

    Nuremberg II might properly start with old Snaggletooth Horse Queen Jacinda Ardern. Haul her out of the Black Rock fortress and let’s get this show going.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

      They should have dealt with Ardern the minute she declared herself dictator, over a cold.

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

      I hadn’t realized there was a New Zealand First movement or party. They’ll probably run into some kind of immunity issue but who knows.

      • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:15 pm #


        The New Zealand First party, led by Winston Peters (whose name is on the above propaganda piece, dutifully swallowed by the weirdo living in Germany) is the third party in the current governing coalition, so it’s in no need of ‘immunity’, whatever you mean by that.

        Winston Peters himself has been in Parliament (on and off) since 1978 and started NZF in 1993 when he was kicked out of National (the equivalent of the Republican party in NZ politics even though it’s way left of the Democrats).

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

          Ah ok. Yeah I was meaning like Jacinda Ardern is likely immune from prosecution for acts she took while in office. I noted a long time ago that she was one of the only ones, maybe the only one, of that crop that actually voluntary stepped down. I would’ve thought someone who was evil to the core wouldn’t step down or have second thoughts about their activities.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

            She is now at Blackrock and left just as interest in fake vaccine injuries and legality began to ramp up.

            It’s posts like this that remind me that we may be doomed.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 8:43 pm #

            Well yes, ultimately we are all doomed in a way. And so is every civilization and society. I didn’t say that she should escape accountability. Just that there could be a possibility that she wanted out herself. But Blackrock is not much of a better choice so I get what you are saying.

    • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

      Thanks Owl – Ardern turns my stomach, always has. She’s a disgusting person – evil to the core.

      • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

        @ Ron – hey, I’m sure the feeling would be entirely mutual if she ever hears of your futile existence, Ron. I’d love to hear how she convinced you she is ‘evil to the core’…or was it someone else’s opinion and you just went along to get along?

        • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 1:14 am #

          No Shit, Shermanlock – since you asked, here you go:

          In a New Zealand Herald video on March 19, 2020, regarding the hoax that was Covid, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinderella Ardern said, “We will continue to be your single source of truth,” and that, “Unless you hear it from us, it is not the truth.” On video, duh.

          She’s not only an insufferable fascist, Mike, she’s a fucking liar. Truth to her is foreign as a real man’s penis – I’m certain neither has ever entered her – one can easily see why. Stop being such a pussy.

          • Rooftop Observer February 21, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

            Ron, you can take her words any way you choose. If you had any idea of the total high-profile nutjobs she was dealing with, and the anxiety caused by them and their disinformation machine, you’d have some idea of her context and therefore her meaning & intention. But you don’t.

            Then you show yourself as a blithering foamin-at-the-mouth cunt with an attack on her gender. You know nothing, and it shows. Jacinda is married to a male, Clarke, and has a young daughter with him, (called Neve Te Aroha Ardern-Gayford, now 5 years old).

            Why don’t YOU stop being such a raging fuckwit? Oh…you can’t. It’s dyed-in-the-wool with you, is it not?

          • Ron Anselmo February 22, 2024 at 12:19 am #

            Rooftop Karen – Clarke is a cuck, and so are you. Has their daughter been tested for paternity?

            What a cruel name for their daughter – she’ll probably grow up to be a real gender-bender. What’s the matter with these self-important narcissistic parents?

            Stay in NZ you pussy. As disrespectful as you are, you’d get throat-punched here so fast, it’d make your Kiwi head spin.

            You wouldn’t last two minutes with me.

    • Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 6:10 pm #

      Are you going to get your lily-white ass down to New Zealand to see to it, Night Gnat, or are you just going to continue as a Keyboard Kommando?

      However, congratulations to all you vehement critics of Jacindarella for finally spelling her last name correctly, at least.

      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

        Jacindarella lol

  50. Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2024 at 11:55 am #

    “During the 35 years that I’ve known Joe Biden, he’s always demonstrated his core decency. He has shown his affection and esteem for my family by displaying a bust of my father in the Oval Office.

    I suspect that the White House decision to deny me Secret Service protection — and many other more important decisions — are being made, not by the President himself, but by the anonymous men in lanyards who now seem to be running our government.”

    – RFK Jr.

    I told you all Junior is naive. It was Mayorkas, Biden’s Secretary for Homeland Security. If Biden doesn’t know who picked his own Secretary, or doesn’t like what his own Secretary is doing, can Bobby give me a reason why this decent guy doesn’t know what is going on, other than he is incompetent?

    Explain to me why Biden does not just order the border closed. He has that power? Someone else is making his decisions for him?

    Why would that be?

    Come on, Bobby, you can do better than that. You think if you ask nice he will reconsider leaving you vulnerable to being killed?

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    • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

      He’s talking about the same grifter/groper, Joe Biden?

      Kennedy is a “Party-Man” to the core. Even if no longer Democrat he is still a card carrying uni-party guy. Or he just wants to live…..

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

      It may also be an act. Maybe he is genial and convivial now. And if he were to get elected perhaps he would burn the institutions down.

  51. Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

    I thought Obama’s reasons for getting involved in Higher Ed had to do with grift and racketeering mostly, but I now realize that he wanted every single American student to be exposed to the Marxist indoctrination that ratchets up the higher you go in education.

    • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

      When one of the guys behind the “new math” was finally cornered and told it was useless and that even mathematicians found in puzzling, he just began talking about how terrible racism is.

      In other words, the whole thing was a plan to dumb down Whites and Asians, the people capable of doing something with math.

      • JimInFlorida2.0 February 20, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

        “Racism” is the favorite word of Jews who find themselves (or their minions) cornered.

        Racism is actually one of the finest virtues among men. It fosters a healthy preference for one’s own breed and a healthy intolerance for interlopers. Every one except Whites are allowed to exercise that Natural Right.

        Whites (especially the defamed Older Employed Straight White Man) need to throw Rabbi Shlomo off our collective backs and claw back the unused balance of our racial inheritance plus interest and penalties upon those who’ve frozen our racial-cultural account.

        I think every synagogue and Jewish NGO should have Reparations Taxes levied upon them. Not just to Whites but, to the Blacks who were brought over here on Jewish slave ships.

        • Rooftop Observer February 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

          I’m an “Older Employed Straight White Male”.
          and all I can say is what the heck are you talking about?

          Defamed? You need to find another schtick instead of playing the victim card here, constantly blaming some ‘other’. You sound like Trump…whining and moaning about nothing.

          In fact, you (and I) have enjoyed a highly privileged life and still are. What’s to moan about, man? For pity’s sake…

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 6:03 pm #

            @Rooftop Observer

            Try living in A Blue State, then lets see how “privileged” you are. Stop talking out your ass like a liberal, that’s what you sound like. An old white liberal throwing Trumps name around to insult someone.

          • Rooftop Observer February 20, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

            Truth Blurrer – I DO live in a “Blue” state and I remain absolutely flummoxed about what the heck you two are complaining about.

          • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

            A schtick, huh? White men have been ruthlessly persecuted for generations. What kind of White man are you? The rich kind? Or the very, very rich kind, the banker kind?

            Racism is the stick these rich bastards use to beat us.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

          Jim it’s their favorite word because it works. It works due to how soft white people have become. Blacks don’t give a damn if they are called racist or phobic. Hell in Africa alone they openly admit to hating gay people and would outright kill them. What white nation do you know of where White people have admitted to wanting to murder gays?

          They aren’t allowed to, instead they have to embrace the gayness, allow the days to corrupt their kids, allow the gays to spread their idealogy in everything. But in Africa? Forget about it. It’s the same shit with ethnicity and nationality. Jews feel threaten by Whites and Asians, but not blacks and brown people. THey consider them inferior and easier to manipulate to they use them against white people.

          • gustafson.robert.22 February 20, 2024 at 6:16 pm #

            You really have to love the endless backs, forths, gives, takes, balances and imbalances of race..

        • beantownbill. February 20, 2024 at 6:49 pm #

          OK,’I’ll pay my share of reparations, but not until you and other white people pay for the Jews killed in the concentration camps because America and the allies looked the other way. And don’t deny the 6 million slaughtered because the Nazis kept meticulous records .

          Oh,BTW, thanks for informing me that Jews were the ones responsible for bringing slaves to America. Nobody else did slave trading. Only Jews bought Black slaves, too

          Why should Christians get away with not paying reparations, though? I mean did every Southerner not buy saves?

          And, who’s Rabbi Shlomo? Oops,I forgot all Rabbis are named Shlomo.

          I do feel sorry for you .

          • JimInFlorida2.0 February 21, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

            Hope you enjoyed your vacation in Florida. Especially in the safer White areas.

            Muh Six Million NEVER HAPPENED. I have very old news articles of the Six Million being claimed BEFORE Hitler was in power!!! Muh Six Million is a magnificent LIE that was agreed upon in the Zionist Occupied Institutions and enforced as the truth since then.

            In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston’s interrogator, O’Brien, let loose a bit of how Jewish power operates.

            “All the confessions that are uttered here are true. WE MAKE THEM TRUE. And above all we do not allow the dead to rise up against us.”

            When unsophisticated Whites who don’t know how the Jews operate are caught in the Shaming Trap, they are forced to confess their sins before the rabbis and their secular counterparts in the Media. VIP’s are forced to go to the Wailing Wall (remains of an old Roman fort actually), put on kippas for the cameras, and undergo the Ritual of Humiliation because they never stopped to learn about the Jews and their power to shame, gaslight, and blackmail their victims. Having no proof or basis whatsoever save to fulfill the evil Torah’s commands to desecrate the idols (national monuments and things we revere) and kill the best of Gentile men (both actual and slander).

            Indeed, let me quote from Rabbi Friedman, a foremost Chabad spokesman for Jewry:

            “I don’t believe in western morality, i.e. don’t kill civilians or children, don’t destroy holy sites, don’t fight during holiday seasons, don’t bomb cemeteries, don’t shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral. The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).”

            BLM and any black on White death is Jewish War via proxy.

            Civil Rights is Jewish hate of Whites by legal and political proxy.

            Feminism is Jewish War via proxy against both men and women.

            Aggressive promotion of race mixing is Jewish War against the White race (paraphrasing Abe Foxman of the ADL).

            Ramming LGBTQ down our children’s throats is Jewish War against our children.

            I can keep going if you’d like. All you and your peers can do is lambast me with hatred because you CANNOT deny the dirty bedsheets that I have hoisted high up on the flagpole where all can see them. All you can do is rage against me for making you take the same medicine that your peers have been shoving down White throats for at least 70 years in the U.S. and for centuries in Europe.

  52. malthuss February 20, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

    Colorado wants a tax on animals or pets.

    cars to be banned unless they are green.

    • stelmosfire February 20, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

      Dachshunds should be taxed. The dogs are a menace. Rat killing sumbitch’s. We should send them all to the US Capitol building.

      • stelmosfire February 20, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

        Imagine 500,000 vicious hotdogs ripping through the Capitol rotundra. Pussy Adam Schiff would be crawling up the Jefferson edifice screaming like a baby.

      • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

        A proper hunt has three kinds of dogs: Blood hounds for following the trail, sight hounds for running the prey down, kill dogs for killing the prey once brought to bay.

        The Afghan Hound is the fastest breed of dog over broken ground. Central Asia has many breeds of huge killing dogs.

        Ben asks, what of the noble dog dog? But I answereth not.

        Wolves, the archetypal generalists, have a bit of all three. Tremendous endurance. Unable to escape a wolf pack, cougars have been seen “treed”. The big cat philosophically waits for his tormentors to leave. All human introverts need to learn from cats how to deal with obnoxious, dog-like, “human” extraverts.

        • Blackbird February 20, 2024 at 7:08 pm #

          One thing I’ll say for cats – as opposed to dogs – I’ve never stepped in cat feces…

          But I do appreciate dogs for helping us develop our large-displacement brains – just, poop somewhere else please.

          • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 10:13 pm #

            Well, just thank God you don’t live in Portland, San Francisco or Seattle — lefty paradises — where its human poop on the streets you have to watch out for.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

            Not every lesson Dog teaches us is a valuable lesson…

    • sadlycdn February 20, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

      how about a tax on people who don’t pay taxes…..

  53. beantownbill. February 20, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

    Well, I’m leaving for home in a few hours. I just want to explain why I’ve chronicled my experiences on this trip.

    JHK has been saying for years how life will be in the near future. Joseph Tainter states that hyper complexity eventually brings about collapse. I’ve always believed this and my current trip, at least to me, has shown how it is true. I just wanted to validate them, even if I’m preaching to the choir.

    I’m not happy having to travel back by plane. I’m dreading the ordeal. Nothing works. We accidentally left a travel bag in our room when we checked out in the morning.We called the hotel from First Watch to tell the hotel staff to get the bag and store it. Our plan was to drive back there anyway because our plane wasn’t due to leave until 6:15 or so. We could lounge around until leaving the hotel later in the day. The front desk assured us that they would store the bag and call us when they did. Check-in for the next group was for 4 pm. What could go wrong? Well, we never got a call. Until I got the bag in my hands, I was anxious (the bag had both our iPads and a few other things.

    When we got back to the hotel, we went to the front desk. Lo and behold, they had our bag. But they never called us. So we had to suffer some anxiety – as if they gave a shit.

    In another 2 hours we drive to the airport. Probably – but hopefully not – we’ll have more stories to tell.

    I want to end

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

      Hang in there Bill. Once you make your way out of the hyper complexity you should never go back. You know, hyper complexity naturally wants to eat you alive.

      • beantownbill. February 20, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

        I want to end this post on a good note. Last night we had supper at a fine Italian restaurant. It was very busy, so they put us in a banquet room in the back. We sat near a group at a banquet table. Soon after we sat, we saw a man get down on his knees, take out a ring and propose to a woman. She jumped up, crying and hugged him fiercely.
        Everyone else at the table applauded. One of the table people came over to give us a rundown. Turns out all the table people knew that the man was going to propose, except the wife-to-be. They kept it a secret from her. The person who explained it to us said that many times someone almost let it slip. That was so sweet!

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

          How sweet! Did you get a close glimpse of the ring?

          • beantownbill. February 20, 2024 at 3:28 pm #


          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 3:32 pm #

            Bill!! Now the story is incomplete. It’s almost like a cabinet door is open and you can’t get to it to close it but you see it and it’s almost like it is staring at you.

        • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 10:10 pm #

          Bill, was that back in Boston, or in Florida?

  54. SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 6:11 pm #

    It’s so quiet in the tavern today. Now we can dance on the tables and practice with our throwing knives lol!

  55. SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 6:16 pm #

    Have you ever thought about how big of a dumb dumb Mike McFaul is? He thinks we can liquidate the seized Russian assets and give the money to Ukraine. That absolutely won’t do anything to the dollar. Where do these individuals come from? How are we certain they are not holograms or clones or what have you?

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    • Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:49 pm #

      My only wish is that we could send the Tucson Slur and others like him to the Ukie Nazi meatgrinder.

      They are now force-conscripting down-syndrome kids to fight for the fat dancer and his Neocon handlers.



      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

        That’s so wrong. I literally hate Ukraine at this point.

        • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 6:57 pm #

          Now don’t throw the pedaheh out with the salt water… Plenty of good Ukies – if you haven’t met one just drop by any high class strip club between Miami and Tel Aviv. But one of the good ones ain’t named Zelenskyy.

          • Ron Anselmo February 22, 2024 at 12:05 am #

            Bird – good point on the high-class strip clubs. You and I – I gather – are about the same age. In the very early ’90’s, after the breakup of the USSR, almost all the dancers were Russian – they all came to the USA.

            Having grown up during the cold war – the Russia! Russia Russia! of old – I remember the euphoric feeling having a conversation with one of the girls one night, that we, she and I, were sharing a conversation that wasn’t possible in years past, simply due to world politics.

            She was raised that we were bad, and we were raised that she was bad. It was a real eye-opener. Truth told, so was she.

      • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 11:44 pm #

        Mike Sherman should take a look at that. Sorry I it reposted below.

        • benr February 22, 2024 at 6:01 am #

          You are wasting your time on this one.
          Socialist boot licker through and through.

    • beantownbill. February 20, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

      I think you might be surprised to learn the extent that CFner posters are not real people.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 20, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

        Okay, I’ll bite, bill.

        What is your estimate for the percentage of commenters here that are bots?

        • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

          My estimate is just that, a guess. I think the percentage is around 1/3rd. But who knows?

      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 8:38 pm #

        Name names

        • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

          SSL, I won’t because what if I’m wrong about someone in particular? Accusing a human of being an app is very insulting, and if I’m wrong about him/her, but not in general, that weakens my argument. I’m not afraid of naming names, but it’s a lose/lose situation.

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 5:41 pm #

            Not sure who might be a bot but I am very sure several posters are the same person using a series of accounts.

      • roccofire February 20, 2024 at 9:00 pm #

        How disappointing if true. I enjoy the bi weekly insights of JFK and just as much the insights of the regular posters like yourselves.
        Anyway JHK is right, and at my trauma hospital in Western NYS we are at 100 to 115% full. We broke a record last week that we were beyond capacity, all our area hospitals. When our couple of news reporters that are left asked our medical director a practicing physician if help was on the way, he said no the system is crashing. WOW I thought the truth. But not to worry I hear the Bills will go the playoff again next year.

        • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

          Illegals are overwhelming hospitals in NYC, Denver, Seattle and many other cities. Have they arrived in Buffalo as well? Rest assured most of these honored guests have never seen a doctor or a dentist in their lives and they arrive here bearing every filthy infectious disease known to man. What a joke these PSAs running on TV and the radio are ” Get Vaccinated!” when 10,000 aliens a day cross the southern border from every fetid jungle from Honduras to the Congo.

          • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 11:07 pm #

            Up here in canuckistan hospitals are overwhelmed too, but with sick sick citizens.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 11:59 pm #

            And that surprise you? They were demanding Citizens get Vaxxed but not the illegals. I really just want to see the POS people responsible for these crises to just suffer greatly from it. Just ONCE I want to believe there is a GOD somewhere in this world.

          • malthuss February 22, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

            Leprosy, ebola? TB

  56. Night Owl February 20, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

    “The American Red Cross is now asking blood donors if they ever received the Covid vaccine

    If you answer Yes, they want you to call ahead to see if you’re still eligible

    I thought the vax was “safe and effective”?

    What info are they hiding from us?”


    And slowly, they realize they are all going to die prematurely.

    Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 8:47 pm #

      I saw that earlier today. How safe and effective became uh oh in three, two, one

    • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 11:05 pm #

      Whoops, posted same but very poorly below. ;(

  57. Mike Sherman February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm #

    Who among you slobbering fans watched Tucker show you how wonderful Russian supermarkets are?

    I learned a couple of things:

    1) Tucker flies private or at the very least, never handles his own luggage – how else can you explain the fascination with the great technological breakthrough of those coin-operated shopping carts?

    2) Tucker has never been inside a supermarket himself. Everything was so fascinating to him.

    Such a loser.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 8:51 pm #


    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

      I haven’t watched it yet, but on the worldly scale of things those two points highlight that he is a winner rather than a loser. Coin operated shopping carts get on my nerves. It disgusts me that people can’t bother to put their carts in the corrals when they’re done.

    • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2024 at 9:51 pm #

      The streets of Moscow looked measurably better than the streets of San Francisco. No hordes of fentanyl zombies, vagrants living under filthy tarps, piles of human feces on the sidewalks, looted shops, parked cars with smashed in windows, IV needles laying about … or a general apocalyptic hue about the place. The irony is the former capital city of Marxism appears prosperous & orderly … and San Francisco a total lefty 3rd world sh#thole.

      • Jarek February 20, 2024 at 10:14 pm #

        Why not a cop series based on the Streets of San Francisco but set in Moscow? As we were, they are. Slowly but then quicker and quicker, the Muslims and Central Asians are going to destroy their nation and culture.

        • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

          Honestly jar, look at who is a zombie on the SF streets. I don’t see any of the ppl you mentioned.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 11:49 pm #


            Because there aren’t that many Muslims here in the U.S. they are in Europe mostly, and trust me it looks like shit in Europe with all them Africans and Muslims there…Believe me they are on equal footing as us here in America. Too many stupid fuck leaders in this world..A damn shame nothing bad won’t happen to any of them as a result of their garbage policies. Instead the citizens are suffering from it. THe people wanting open borders deserve to get their faces caved in, raped, and harmed. But the people who did not advocate for this BS shouldn’t have to go through it.

          • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

            Christ compared the Kingdom of Heaven to a pearl. So ani goes to the jewelers to buy the Kingdom of Heaven.

            ani, what I said was an analogy. You know a is to b like c is to d. I was comparing their situation to ours, not saying that their situation was ours or vice versa.

            I know you’re not this dumb. But since you refuse to learn how to use your mind, you might as well be since the result is the same.

      • benr February 20, 2024 at 10:35 pm #

        With all that said it is possible Mr. Putin had the streets cleaned and the supermarkets also filled.

        They did that with San Francisco when the Chinese President went for a visit.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 20, 2024 at 11:32 pm #

          The Chinese President is a damn moron because he can easily go on the internet and look up videos on youtube. Plus how can you clean up an entire city that fast? It was all bullshit. He should have went to Detroit and Chicago instead and look at the buildings. If it was that easy to hide the extreme poverty in SF, then it must not have been as bad as people say it is.

          • benr February 21, 2024 at 8:33 am #

            Actually the rot is worse but when your being whisked around at 30 miles an hour it is easy to pressure wash the feces off the sidewalks, sweep up the streets and get the homeless out of view.
            Xi doesn’t care about American streets, it’s people or whether or not we are all starving just as long as we buy their poisoned food and junk as well as stay out of the way of their global expansionist designs.

  58. anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 10:31 pm #


    Ukraine truth, look who they’re sending to the front,…


    • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2024 at 10:41 pm #

      The American Red Cross now pausing the jabbed for 2 weeks,


      • OG February 21, 2024 at 10:17 am #

        Apparently there are smart phone apps that can scan anyone’s forehead (and, presumedly, hand) and quickly determine the number of COVID-19 shots that the subject willingly submitted to via the amount of Lucerifase in each shot. In the report I saw, the person’s forehead on the smart phone app had sort of a fluorescent look with green specks and squiggles of Lucerifase.

        Glory be to God! It’s showtime!

  59. SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 2:03 am #

    Anger, resentment, pique and those sorts of emotions and feelings will keep you at a lower vibration. In this state you are not as clearly projecting your energies into the world around you. You also leave yourself open to entities that are nourished from that low vibration because it does contain, in fact it is mostly primal frequencies. So its best to transit through this level at the quickest pace you can muster.

    It’s also true that some people receive energy from the actions of others around them that can be construed as punitive or perhaps simply passive aggressive. And these people can incorporate that energy and extract positive outcomes or realities from that energy which in balance was originally mostly negatively phased. So it’s almost like you really do always have to be careful what you wish for and try to be so present and so intentional within your actions. I mean, I don’t tell people what to do but just sharing some observations which may be interesting or even better helpful to someone else.

    • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 3:06 am #

      “…and try to be so present and so intentional within your actions.” ~ SoftStarLight

      Yes Dreamy, declaring your intentions and projecting them outward helps make them manifest.

      Instead of saying I’m going to do such and such, say I intend to do such and such.

      Thought, word and deed in concert, create our reality. Be present and think about your intentions – the thought. Stating your intentions – the word – reinforces the thought. Act on your intentions – the deed.

      Thanks for all your insight. Sleep tight.

  60. SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 2:16 am #

    Noticing that something is nice does not equate to the creation of an expectation. I don’t pretend to understand your mind and ways of thinking.

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  61. SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 2:28 am #

    Yes, I do like convenience and I appreciate my supply chains. I also see that the whole point of modernization was dehumanization, unbeknownst to most of the people who championed it and made it a reality. Almost like there is always a hidden hand. And I don’t think it’s a human hand. Just like there is no discernable human purpose for terraforming the Earth by specifically reducing biodiversity through things like nanoparticle particulates etc. It’s kinda analogous to the Biden regime situation. There is no way it is just incompetence. At a certain point it is intentional. Well similarly, if the agenda seems dehumanized or non-human, well perhaps just perhaps it really is a non-human agenda.

  62. TPTB-USA February 21, 2024 at 3:12 am #

    “… There is an appeals process that leads, you may be sure, to a dismissal of that inane judgment and the puerile hypotheticals that the case derived from. And, by and by, you also might expect a countersuit for malicious prosecution when all that smoke clears.” ~ JHK

    That which is so easily lost, is that the various issues that pertain to this coup, are a no lose proposition, no matter how they play-out.


    “Businessmen say that they will no longer invest in New York after Justice Engoron’s Trump Ruling.”

    The Investment Boycot Against NYC Has Begun


    My bet is that there will be an exodus out of New York, and that the government should expect declining tax revenue, at a time when they will have increasing costs.

    By the time Trump wins an appeals process, his property holdings could be worth substantially less, if he could even find a buyer. Sure, someone ought to have an interest in buying his real estate holdings at fire sale prices, because they could be used to house the illegal immigrants, and the government would pick up the tab.

    Looking at this from any perspective, they succeed in destroying the existing format for life, it is just a matter of degree.


    Then there is this one:

    The Ruse of Bitcoin & Crypto

    “Larry Fink has changed his tune on crypto, saying suddenly it could “revolutionize finance,” endorsing an industry he once viewed with skepticism. Of course, as a board member of Scwab’s WEF, the crypto zealots cheered. Still, they think that Bitcoin can replace the dollar and end inflation, which they think is the result of paper money.

    Worse still, they are telling people Bitcoin is going to be $60,000+ and fail to comprehend that even assuming that the dollar was replaced with Bitcoin, a rally then in the currency would subject the country to a Depression as took place during the 1930s.

    What made the depression so great was that private assets collapsed, and there was a flight to quality being cash. If Bitcoin replaced the dollar, the country would collapse, the debt would be unpayable or serviced, and private assets would decline, including gold.”


    Even Armstrong seems oblivious to the goal that the object is to destroy the existing format for life. The more ridiculous the proposal, the more damaging it is to the existing format for life, no matter how it plays-out.

    If “Joe Biden” doesn’t win the 2024 election, the next president will be saddled with a bag of sh**.

    The destruction isn’t happening because of incompetence, it is happening by design!

  63. tucsonspur February 21, 2024 at 5:16 am #

    Stephen A. Smith can’t face the truth:

    ESPN host Stephen A. Smith says a Black author “should be ashamed of herself” after writing a Newsweek opinion piece criticizing Georgia district attorney Fani Willis’ demeanor while responding during her testimony last week, referring to the Fulton County prosecutor as “defiant” and “childish” in the op-ed.

    Author and conservative podcast host Kira Davis penned the opinion piece for Newsweek titled, “Fani Willis Is an Embarrassment to Black People. She’s the Proof That DEI Only Hurts Us.”

    Willis last week took to the stand to answer questions and defend herself against misconduct allegations regarding her personal relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade during an evidentiary hearing as lawyers attempted to get Willis disqualified from the racketeering case accusing Donald Trump and some of his allies of interfering in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.

    In the opinion piece, Davis writes that Willis’ prominent position and the historic nature of the Trump case “put her in an elite class most Black people will never even dream of reaching.”

    She writes, “One would expect such a person to be polished and classy, and able to remain so even while responding to an uncomfortable barrage of questions on the witness stand.

    “Instead, what we got was a defiant, childish, sour woman who spoke with the sophistication of [a] teenage girl at her first college party,” Davis said.

    “It wasn’t simply that she sounded angry—she also sounded stupid,” she continued.

    Davis, a frequent contributor to Fox News, Newsmax, and other far-right media outlets, starts off the piece identifying herself as “a Black woman and working professional,” also suggests that Willis, a career trial lawyer who took office after being elected as Fulton County’s first Black woman district attorney in January 2021, was a diversity hire.

    The author wrote that while she and her husband viewed Willis’ testimony, they felt they “were watching [the] result of a diversity-first system that ends up elevating the weak while simultaneously besmirching the strong.”

    Smith, who hosts “The Stephen A. Smith Show” in between his regular morning slots on the sports talk show “First Take,” took to X to share his thoughts on Davis’ piece, saying that whatever Willis may have done wrong, diversity, equity, and inclusion was an unrelated issue.

    “The office that she has – no one is disputing that she’s qualified for it,” Smith said in response to the op-ed. “You may not like her and her personal choices, having a relationship with a contemporary, I get that part, but to sit up there and to say … it’s a DEI issue just because she’s in her position is utterly ridiculous.”

    Smith also blasted Davis for commenting on Willis’ “attitude” while responding to questions on the stand.

    “That attitude came out in her, and because of that, that compromises the qualifications?” Smith says heatedly. “It makes no sense, Ms. Davis.”

    Davis’ op-ed goes on to comment on what the writer perceived as Willis’ “foul demeanor and childish expressions,” which Davis said “only serve to magnify the grotesque consequences diversity hiring has for Black America in general.”

    Soon it will be black history year, black history decade, century. Will there soon be a white history month, week, day?

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 21, 2024 at 10:57 am #

      Man I got cancer from reading all of that. These people all irritate the hell out of me.

    • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

      Soon you’re be glorifying Blacks again. It’s what you do.

      The Truth is simple: They don’t belong here and should have been sent back as Jefferson and many other great men said. They don’t belong here because they’re not like us.

  64. gustafson.robert.22 February 21, 2024 at 9:08 am #

    If anyone wants to read a heartfelt, personal and real passage about death of a loved spouse, John Michael Greer just wrote a piece about his wife of 40 or so years who was sick for a while and now gone.


    • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

      That scares the me. In 4 months my wife and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary.

    • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

      That is so touching and beautiful and difficult. A reminder to appreciate the smallest and simplest of things each and every day. Thank you for sharing this.

  65. benr February 21, 2024 at 9:13 am #

    The calls for balkanization are growing louder.
    Cascadia or the American Northwest are talking succession.

    Nor Cal, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and part of Canada…eh!

    All it took was a feckless resident in the Whitehouse to start the slide into oblivion in earnest.

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    • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 9:30 am #

      benr – that’s fine, it’s as it should be.

      We ceased to be United States a long time ago. We should return to being a Republic of sovereign States.

      Let the Red States live by their policy and the Blue States die by theirs. Good riddance.

      • JohnAZ February 21, 2024 at 10:30 am #

        OMG, Mike will have nothing to bitch about. Maybe he can give his life savings away to bail out those Blue states.

        • benr February 21, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          What life savings?
          Hard to have a life savings when your on EBT and welfare your entire miserable life.

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 21, 2024 at 10:54 am #

        @Ron Anselmo

        What will you people do once the blue assholes try to flood into Red States and change things to reflect the places they fucked up already? Plus not every Red State is that great either.

        • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 11:47 pm #

          TS – I can only speak for the Red State of Florida, and only for my local area of NE Florida. We’re American by birth, but Southern by the grace of God.

          We used to pride ourselves on “Southern Hospitality” – sort of a badge of honor. Long story short, we’ve become a little less hospitable to those fleeing Blue States and coming here, if they bring their liberal or Marxist ideology with them.

          By and large, Southerners are good people, and we fully believe in living and letting live, but if you come here trying to change our way of life – out culture – that’s not going to happen. Not up in here.

  66. Cavepainter February 21, 2024 at 9:15 am #

    Welcome to GAZA USA. What, you thought those thousands of illegals (mostly young males) would accept deportation, not instead form into armed resistance taking over large swaths of crowded inner-city neighborhoods so as to shield themselves among “innocent” population? Hey dummy, that’s just one element of the plan to dissolve the USA as an independent sovereign democratic republic. We’re done!

    • OG February 21, 2024 at 10:04 am #

      We’re done!


      But God wins.

      • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

        God always wins, no matter what.

    • JohnAZ February 21, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      Precedent already set. Remember Seattle downtown seceding for a while?

  67. benr February 21, 2024 at 9:26 am #

    Problem, reaction and solution.

    wide open boarder
    do nothing till it gets critical
    Say its not your fault and the put a band aid on it.

    According to a source close to the president, specifically a senior White House staffer, next month’s State of the Union address that U.S. President Joe Biden is considering making will highlight the “bold move” of him signing an “executive order that would dramatically stanch the record flow of migrants into the Southwest,” Axios reported.

    Therefore, it shows that Biden did have the authority to make this decision throughout the border chaos, even though he previously claimed that the issue was out of his hands.

    Last month, Biden stated, “I’ve done all I can do” to resolve the border problem. He declared, “If that bill were the law today, I’d shut down the border right now,” in pushing for the Schumer-Lankford bill.

    Although Biden has been called “an elderly man with a poor memory,” it is truly eye-opening to see how he could have forgotten that he has this authority. The president declared shortly after prompting the border crisis that the sudden increase in illegal immigration was normal, claiming that this “happens every single solitary year.”

    Alejandro Mayorkas, the recently impeached Secretary of Homeland Security, has consistently reassured Congress and the public that the border is secure, despite the fact that his agency has released nearly 3.5 million illegal immigrants into the United States.

    In addition, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has claimed that Biden has “done more to secure the border and to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. He really has!”

    Due to how blatant and repetitive the administration’s false claims regarding immigration have been, and how negative the results have been, this stunt right before the 2024 election may not be as successful as Biden assumes.

    The “bipartisan” Senate bill was designed to be rejected by Republicans, allowing Democrat candidates to place the blame for the border situation on their shoulders. However, the entire justification for a rushed border measure disappears if the president stops the widespread infiltration of the border on his own, as Republicans have argued throughout the years.

    The possible executive order’s language was not disclosed in the leak about the president’s plans, but Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows the president to have the power to “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens” at any time, for as long as he would like, if he believes that allowing them in “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

    Biden could also reverse some of the more than 500 immigration-related acts that he has enacted over the previous three years to make it simpler for illegal immigrants to enter and remain living here. For example, he could choose to hold border jumpers, rather than release them, as required by law.

    In January, there were almost 6,000 illegal immigrants a day at the southern border, which was a drop from the almost 10,000 day in December 2023. Thousands of illegal immigrants are released into American cities every day where they are taken to shelters, hotels, or other establishments who are willing to house and feed them.

    • JohnAZ February 21, 2024 at 10:19 am #

      Remember the three day media cycle, ignore anything for four days and it magically goes away.

      Democrat credo

      Also remember that the people backing these sanctuary cities are traitors to the integrity of the country.

      • JohnAZ February 21, 2024 at 10:25 am #

        I remember the folks saying the real cause of the open border is the fact that the liquidity provided by the illicit trades is the only thing keeping the IMF and US Treasury afloat. I believe it. BTW, an announcement was made that next year the interest on the debt will surpass military spending. What a legacy, Biden et al.

    • sadlycdn February 21, 2024 at 10:53 am #

      It’s an invasion that nobody can stop right now….the Chinese are coming now and Xi won’t take them back even if you decide to…

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 21, 2024 at 11:59 am #

        There is no law saying they can’t return back to China, that’s bullshit. The Chinese return back to China all the time.

    • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      The failed Bill wanted to reduce the flow to 5000 a day. Why? If they could do that, they could reduce the legal influx to 0.

      Why do we have to bargain to get what is ours by right?

      The illegal flow could be reduced to about 0 but ruining any employer who hired them. But our money grubbing society wouldn’t dream of hurting the heroes, the Capitalists!

  68. sadlycdn February 21, 2024 at 10:49 am #

    And just like that Chicago Ray did the.. Jimmy Hoffa….I can hear Frank singing New York New York in n the background…start spreading the news….he really didn’t want to ….be a part of it….

    In the end if there’s one place that will create a law or window dress an old law to destroy you ….New York is the place…and Ray got the memo quickly….so now its back to the drawing board to fight against tyranny and fascism…..got any ideas?

    • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

      Good morning! I have an idea. I think that the Statue of Liberty should be removed. Why, you may ask. Well, there are objects and things that are cursed. And a gift is not always given in good faith. I may wish to invite many guests into my home. But guests will stay for a time, and then they will depart to their various paths and destinations. I am unable to house the world. The Earth itself is the world’s house. The Earth is greater than me. These simple meditations can help. We get ahead of ourselves when we imagine ourselves to be greater than we are. We need to recenter and refocus.

      • BackRowHeckler February 21, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

        SSL the Statue of Liberty will be one of the monuments not torn down, along with the Lenin statue in Seattle & the George Floyd statue in Newark. Those three are sacrosanct, every other monument in the USA is dispensable.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 21, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          I find it extremely weird they even have a Statue of George Floyd….Fucking asshole never did shit for society what so ever. Attacked a pregnant woman….This country fucking disgust me…

          • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            The church shooter, who sometimes dressed as a man, brought her daughter to the shooting. Maybe she couldn’t afford a baby sitter?

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 21, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

            Forgive the constant F wording. I’m just irritated this morning. Heh.

        • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

          That is an interesting point! Perhaps the Statue of Liberty was a symbol of the Marxist takeover already happening before anyone really imagined something like that could or would happen?

      • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

        The so called Statue of Liberty should be replaced by one Atlas after he has shrugged.

        What about the refugees!? He shrugs again, flexing his mighty shoulders now freed from their burden. He is asked again, and he transfixes the questioner and says “Let them drown.”

        • BackRowHeckler February 21, 2024 at 1:13 pm #

          Quite suddenly, measles outbreak in elementary schools in a dozen states across the US, a strain of the virus that was thought eradicated within our borders by 2001. This is on top of the cases of polio & meningitis that is also showing up amongst the little ones.

          With 10,000 unvetted people crossing the border daily, something tells me public health is not a priority with TPTB.

          • Rooftop Observer February 21, 2024 at 4:29 pm #

            Would you object to vaccinating them, BRH?

      • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

        There are two wolves fighting over the remains of America. Let’s call the bad one, Emma Lazarus. And the good one, Ayn Rand. Which one will win? It depends on which one we feed.

        To be clear, Ayn is only relatively good. She’ll need to be kept in line too. Two revolutions this time.

        • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

          You always give me something to think about. Why completely write something or someone off just because they are halfway good, etc. All things, or maybe many things can be made to work for the greater good, with the right effort and focus.

          • Jarek February 21, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

            Yes, this is the glory of Fascism and National Socialism. They accept human nature and try to work with it.

            Religiously, the new Christianity glorifies man. A huge mistake. Calvin and Luther said human nature was completely ruined. Also a mistake. Catholicism and Orthodoxy get it right. Maybe some of the Protestants as well.

            If our nature was completely ruined, how would we even know it? Or even care? It was gravely damaged, but not ruined.

          • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

            Which leaves room for renewal and restoration. It’s hard to imagine a spiritual path in which that would not be possible. Thankful for God’s mercies!!

        • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

          Jars, you could have picked a much better good wolf. Ayn Rand isn’t on my side. She’s not on your side either – you’d know that if she commented on this blog…

          How about the wolf in The Three Little Pigs? He sniffed out and snuffed out them little oinkers like there was no tomorrow. So what if he doesn’t have a name – he’s a wolf! Clint Eastwood’s characters in those spaghetti westerns didn’t have a name. He was like the Big Bad Wolf (not a real name by the way…) on horseback with two six-shooters. That’s who I want on my side.

          • Jarek February 22, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

            Remember The Searchers? Nathan was supposed to kill his adopted niece if he found out that she had been with an Indian buck. She had been but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Thus we began to die, to become adulterated.

      • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 11:29 pm #

        “We get ahead of ourselves when we imagine ourselves to be greater than we are.” ~ SoftStarLight

        Conversely: We stay behind ourselves when we imagine ourselves to be less than we are.

        Just a random thought.

        • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

          Seems that just being our true selves is the answer? Never ahead or behind?

  69. beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m back in the Boston area. My trip home was very weird because everything went smoothly in every aspect. You know how much I complained, but not this time. It was as if Florida couldn’t wait to get rid of us and vomited us out.

    My only possible complaint is it’s fucking cold out, but that’s no biggie.

    When we entered our house, I realized how much I missed it.

    Now I can complain about new things, lol.

    • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

      Lol, glad you are back home, Bill!

      • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

        @ SSL:

        Me too. Thanks.

    • GreenAlba February 21, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

      “When we entered our house, I realized how much I missed it.”

      Glad your last leg was uneventful, Bill.

      We’re away for a week on the Isle of Bute (west coast – Argyll, Clyde Estuary – the ferry crossing is only 35 mins). Very run down compared to the 60s, when I was last here as a child).

      It was just for a change of scene, to use up leave that my husband needed to take before the end of March. These days, we mostly go to places that (a) are near a railway station and (b) don’t involve any legs of the journey that are too long for the dog.

      My husband has complained every day about the lack of ‘normal’ things in the kitchen. There isn’t a pair of kitchen scissors, or tongs, or a vegetable steamer or a collander. The oven and grill are pristine – he reckons no-one has ever cooked anything here.

      The bedroom walls are covered in pictures and framed lyrics of (mostly) David Bowie, which gives off a weird vibe, being quite obsessive in its coverage.

      Anyway, hubby will be just as happy to be home, with our own bed (they’re never quite the same) and the stuff he expects to find in a kitchen!

      • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 4:28 pm #

        I just had a flash idea of a way to solve that problem. It’s called “Pack A Kitchen” and its a contraption where you can store your vital cookware, appliances, cutlery, dinnerware and what not for travel or moving. Practical? Maybe not. But if hubby is not happy then holiday is not happy lol. Ok i’ll stop. The ghost of Ayn Rand inspired me in this entrepreneurial daydream.

        • SoftStarLight February 21, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

          Packa Kitschen? Maybe a little more zany and catchy

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2024 at 11:21 pm #

            You never know. Take it to Shark Tank. (smiley face)

        • GreenAlba February 21, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

          That deserves a Prisoner-balloon-sized smiley, but I daren’t!

      • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

        @ GA:

        FYI, one of the flight crew announced that Jet Blue will shortly start flying to Scotland and Ireland. We use them whenever we can. Not saying they’re perfect or wonderful, but we’ve had good luck whenever we use them.

        • Blackbird February 21, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

          Jet Blue stranded me in JFK and didn’t comp me a hotel because there were no rooms available within their radius. Had to take a cab all the way to Tarrytown – and that ain’t cheap. Cost me several hundred all together.

          If you ever see me get on your Jet Blue flight – get off as quickly as you can!

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder February 21, 2024 at 7:38 pm #


          • beantownbill. February 21, 2024 at 10:25 pm #

            You weren’t the guy who tried to open the emergency exit door, were you?

          • Blackbird February 22, 2024 at 6