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“Georgia could determine who is our next president. A TEAM of lawyers needs to watch them count every single vote. They can start in Fulton County where we are having water leaks.” — Fulton County DA Fani Willis, Nov. 4, 2020

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     What to make of this mugshot? Serious as a heart attack? I’d hate to be you on that fateful day? Table turner? Energy shift? Game on? Daddy’s in da house? Good career move? You can run but you can’t hide? Please, Br’er Fox, don’t fling me in that-there briar patch…!

     Good luck trying this case, DA Fani Willis. And by all means roll the TV cameras in the courtroom. You are about to supplant the Scopes trial of 1925 as the most notoriously ridiculous piece of legal work in US history. That one, over in Tennessee, was called “the Monkey Trial” when a high school teacher named John Scopes was charged with teaching the theory of evolution in his biology class. It got the national news spotlight for the duration. The state enlisted three-time Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan as a special prosecutor. Poor Bryan, famously sweating in the southern July heat, was made a fool of by Chicago lawyer for the defense Clarence Darrow. Bryan died of a stroke days after the conclusion of the trial. It also killed what remained of his reputation.

     This week, DA Willis staged the circus parade of bookings, forcing the large cast of indictees — most of them attorneys for Mr. Trump — to submit to the finger-printing and mugshot ceremony in the county jail, in case any of them had thoughts of decamping to Uruguay. The cable news peanut gallery went berserk with glee at the humiliation of election denial celebrities Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell especially. On Thursday, attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who advised Georgia GOP officials on the process of assembling alternate electors in the case of election fraud under Georgia law, demanded a speedy trial.

     Under Georgia’s speedy trial law, Mr. Chesebro’s trial would have to take place this fall. (Such are the guiles of the law.) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper called it, “an aggressive filing.” Ms. Willis had hoped to try all 19 defendants together during the 2024 presidential primary season, to support her RICO charges. Meanwhile, three other defendants, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, filed to have their cases removed to the federal court, in so far as the actions they are accused of taking happened while they worked in the service of the US government. Mr. Meadows is accused of seeking by email to get the phone number of a Pennsylvania election official.

     Ms. Willis’s case hinges on a number of novel propositions. First, that it is somehow against the law to object to the outcome of an election. And second, that the process for relief in such a case, as provided in Georgia’s election contest law and the US Electoral Count Act of 1887, does not apply to Mr. Trump and his lawyers. Anyone who intends to challenge the outcome must necessarily assemble a panel of alternate electors if state officials cannot certify the election properly and in good faith. Ms. Willis refers to these erroneously as “fake electors.” Mr. Trump and his co-defendants will necessarily have to present evidence that the Georgia presidential election of 2020 was not certified properly or in good faith.

      Will the defendants be allowed to present evidence of serious irregularities in the 2020 Georgia election results? If not, would that not be grounds for dismissal. So far, Democrats in charge of the machinery of law all over the country have skated on mere assertions that the 2020 election was fair. In Georgia, none of the principals involved in the dispute have been subject to cross-examination, the best instrument for truth-finding in the American legal system. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Sec’y of State Brad Raffensperger may not be so hot for an airing of what actually went on Nov 3, 2020 and the days after, especially the validity of over 100,000 mail-in ballots in a state where “Joe Biden’s” margin of victory was a mere 11,799 votes.

       Mr. Trump seems to be thriving under the tribulation of four court cases brought against him as he runs for election in 2024. Each new set of charges boosts his poll numbers. It helps him hugely that the cases are transparently idiotic and mendacious. If he is initially convicted in any of them, he can still run for president and be elected, even if he’s jailed — as Eugene Debs did in 1920 getting 913,693 votes running on the Socialist Party from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, where he was jailed under the 1917 Espionage Act for speaking out against America’s entry into the First World War.

     The Party of Chaos is running scared. Everybody knows that “Joe Biden” can’t possibly run for another term and yet the public debate is so grotesquely disabled that nobody will talk about it. Most particularly, they will not talk about who might take his place. All they are really demonstrating with this barrage of prosecutions against their chief adversary is how broken, craven, and degenerate the party is, and what a menace it is, as they like to say, to our democracy.


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948 Responses to “Campaign Photo”

  1. RaymondR August 25, 2023 at 9:46 am #

    I expect that Pres. Trump’s mug shot will end up on T shirts, he’ll make a fortune selling them

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      Will he have the rights, though? I would imagine the state or county would.

      • Uncle Bob August 26, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

        It’s probably considered public domain for the purposes of trademarks.

    • Hereward the Woke August 25, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      Yep. Letting him do that photo was akin to HRC’s “deplorable” comments. A great unifier for Red America.

    • Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      What ever happened to the old fashion mug shots where there is one full frontal and one in profile?

      • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        I like it when they have to hold that little card in front of them with their inmate numbers/letters on it. Our American legal system is a joke, there is no way I take it seriously any more.

        • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          I wish Mr. Trump would have extended his right arm and lifted his big middle finger, pointed it at the camera and told the Georgia D.A. “Fuck you, you deserve what you are doing to yourselves, I’m outta here.” Just as he boarded a plane and flew to his private island where he will spend the rest of his life in lavish comfort as he watches the USA burn from its insanity.

          I’m actually disappointed that he complied and got the mug shot. Wasn’t it Andrew Jackson who told the Supreme Court to go enforce their own judgments? Andrew Jackson, love him or hate him, the dude was one tough, mean SOB. Part of me admires that toxic masculinity. I wish Trump would have done the same to these Democrat whores in the justice department.

          America is lost. When the majority of the people no longer trust their Government the Government no longer has the authority of the people. When Governments lose authority they become invalid and then resort to force, fear and coercion to get the people to obey. When this happens, ultimately, the people rise up and dispose of the remnants of that Government.

          This is a dangerous time. Our Government is more dangerous now than ever as it tries desperately to maintain its power. I give it another decade and then it will be done.

          • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

            Exactly, I don’t trust the government, I don’t want the government in my life, they can all just go fuck themselves to high hell. The government does not have the best interests of its citizenry in their heart. Why should I care about, respect, or obey an entity like that?

          • Anthea August 25, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

            We’re past the point where a majority of people (let’s say 51%) don’t trust the government or even view it’s authority is unlawful. The other 49% are on the payroll.

            What happens when the money becomes worthless?

            That’s a difficult question to answer–mainly because most will go looking for someone else to pay them. When you start speculating on who that might be, some of the possibilities are a little unsettling. It could be any number of foreign powers, or it could be drug gangs seeking to create little feudal fiefdoms. Or it could be the local elites in your rural county–promising the local cops a nice living as enforcers of their very own little feudal fiefdoms.

            I guess I’m assuming that the demise of the dollar also means the demise of the federal government, thus creating a power vacuum–which will certainly be filled.

          • ThorsHammer August 25, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            I know it is no longer of interest to the domesticated public because it is from last weeks news cycle, but there are some very interesting photos that have emerged from the Lahina fire storm.

            Barricades on the one paved road leading out of the town, set up to prevent desperate citizens from fleeing.

            Parking lots with all the cars melted into puddles with the glass reduced to a lump. A few feet away palm trees standing with their leaves still green and intact.

            Blue cars sitting untouched amid a sea of other melted cars.

            Can anyone suggest a law of physics that would explain how this is possible? Apart from laser weapons that can be programed to selectively ignore the wave lengths of certain colors.

            Move along now— nothing to see here.

          • benr August 26, 2023 at 8:40 am #

            “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (Goethe)

            “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” (Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961)
            That pharmacological method…Reefer madness.

          • Grandpa August 27, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

            A decade, Cank? You are one wild-eyed optimist… “We” won’t make it nearly that long…

    • elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

      …best pic I’ve ever seen of Trump.

    • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      IDK. I respect what he is doing, ofc, but the mugshot look is literally “Blue Steel” from Zoolander.

      The cringe. It is strong.

      • elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

        Owl,
        On this we can disagree. The mug shot looks…almost Churchillian.
        I see nothing but resolve, rage, contempt, and power.

        • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

          Churchillian?

          Ok.

      • kendar667 August 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

        Whether you see Churchill or Zoolander in it, one thing is certain, that mugshot is literally perfect for the vast majority of Trump supporters. The meme will be epic, probably the biggest of all time. I can already see the flags, T-Shirts, coffee cups, bumper stickers etc. with various in-your-face slogans. What a giant mistake the Blob just made with that one. They can’t be that stupid can they?

        • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

          Well, I agree there.

    • pyrrhus August 25, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

      Already is….

  2. mary.m August 25, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    What goes around, comes around.

    Looking forward to seeing Quid Pro Joe indicted.

    • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      He’ll have every right and privilege afforded to every defendant at his disposal; but cf. Trump, or in the future any other defendant the Uniparty wants go destroy, as I posted below.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      Sure. We can be just like the banana republics who have revolving leaders jailed, assassinated, etc. in a constant timeline of stupid.

      • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        That’s what the migrants are used to anyway, so we may as well make them feel at home.

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      I look forward to seeing if there is still a Law of the Land in America.

      • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        There isn’t, unless you’re one of the anointed.

      • Ron Anselmo August 25, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        If? You’re kidding, right?

    • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      And who will indict him? The Republicans? That is laughable. After everything that sleeze ball Biden has done the Republicans in Congress can’t even muster up a shame impeachment trial. No, there will be no quid pro quo. Joe will disappear to his basement just like Tony Fauci did to live out his retirement with his ill-gotten millions. Democrats are above law. Period.

      • Hereward the Woke August 26, 2023 at 8:28 am #

        The GOP will write a strongly-worded letters. Maybe even with exclamation marks. They are useless traitors.

    • UN OUT OF USA August 25, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

      mary.m that’s a nice wish but it will never happen. The Republicans don’t have the stones for it. They simply talk tough and then do nothing. Again and again.

  3. Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    One of the things the media haven’t mentioned in their breathless agitprop, er news coverage is that, by naming Giuliani et al as defendants, every conversation between Trump and his lawyers becomes evidence that isn’t protected by attorney-client privilege. Think of the brazenness of that: Another human right is being removed by the “Party of Human Rights” in order to get Trump. If successful, nobody will have attorney-client privilege unless TPTB decide to grant it to him or her. Isn’t that great?

    • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      I forgot to mention, how do Trump and his co-defendants obtain legal counsel if *their* conversations with the defendants might be used against them? Many firms have already backed away from Trump because of threats against them; won’t this cause a stampede away from him? All this is caused by the same people who holler all day long about how government attorneys shaft defendants by denying them due process and otherwise attacking their rights. Ironic? Yes. Hypocritical? Absolutely. But it’s also, in my opinion, a way for them to teach everyone that they’re “avenging” certain “wrongs” against protected classes by our “evil” culture: go along with the Satanic Left, or you will pay.

      • oldandtired August 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        “ Many firms have already backed away from Trump because of threats against them”

        Uncle Bob, I was not aware of this. Who has made the threats? Is this a generally know truth?

        • Uncle Bob August 26, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

          It’s been well-known in DC ever since Trump started having legal problems thanks to Lawfare machinations. Several firms were hired by Trump to defend him in the impeachment trials as well as the election imbroglio, only to bail when they were threatened with lawsuits and complaints to various state bar associations unless they quit. They get away with it because they run the bar associations, and because our propaganda ministry refuses to tell the truth.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

      And most of the lemmings don’t even see it.

      • kendar667 August 25, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

        And that’s really the point. Those that see things with a critical eye and those that don’t or are incapable of it. There are different ways of describing it, red pill blue pill, NPC normie etc.. but for critical mass we all wonder how many sleepwalkers will awaken, and more to the point how many need to awaken.

  4. Rodulf August 25, 2023 at 9:57 am #

    I still got money on no election and UN involvement. Any takers?

    • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 10:08 am #

      Rodulf

      I can’t be drawn in to any more political predictions. I clearly have no talent for it. My prediction that Desantis could be the republican nominee is out the window at this point. His performance in the debate was disappointing and weak. His campaign was done two weeks ago.

      I hope you get some takers so you can set your odds and make some money (while its still worth something).

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        I thought they wanted Desantis also, mrs saj, if it’s any consolation.

        Off topic: When I first saw you post a couple of months ago, I assumed you were Indian. Something about “saj” makes me think “Indian”. It took me a while to realize that you were actually using initials, lol.

        • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

          Paula D,

          Lol. No, I’m an evil whitey. I also check the boxes for female, Christian, and hetero. If I were a man, the left would consider me the Devil incarnate.

          • elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            ” consider me the Devil incarnate”

            Saj,
            But who else could make a garden so lush and productive?

            Wizardry and black magic….

          • Paula D August 26, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            They are actually starting in on white women as being the Mostest Evil group.

            It started with the Karen slur, and now we have Tik Tok and YouTube videos with rants against white women.

            Lovely time to be alive.

        • kendar667 August 25, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

          Certainly the pigrats did want Desantis but more to the point with the donor class, they want anybody but Trump. Too bad Desantis is a typical cardboard cutout, no personality politician. He never had any chance against Trump. It makes me laugh they didn’t seem to know this – it shows an obvious blind spot which anybody thar is awake knows they have. Just interesting to see it displayed so obviously.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      I’ll bite. They really can’t afford an election at this point, can they? I mean, Joe might keel over in the middle of it, and then we’re stuck with Kamala, and I don’t think even they want her. What are the other options? Mr. Clean Newsome? What are the options on the republican side? Not much.

      • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        Mr. Clean Newsom is sponsoring a new ‘Shoplifting’ law in the State of California, and its not what you might think. Sure, any haul less than $950 is already legal, so that’s covered. (Resulting in the wanton looting we see weekly in SF & LA) What this new law will do is criminalize any attempt by business owners or store employees to interfere with shoplifting in progress, or apprehend the criminals filling up their carriages & dufflebags. Newsom claims trying to stop theft has racist roots, which he will not abide.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:57 am #

          There’s always sabotage, much in the way that banks like to put dye packets in with money. Just sayin’.

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:58 am #

            Somehow make it so that if they take it, they can’t use it, because they broke it by taking it.

          • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 11:38 am #

            Like where I see those videos of them running out of Macy’s and the entire table is following them because the Gucci purses are all chained up with anti-theft cords.

            Logically, they will pull so hard that the purse handles tear right off, so we will see people walking around with torn strap handles on their designer purses. We will know where those came from.

        • bobfitz03 August 25, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

          Best government give away ever!

          Couple of strokes of the pen and the business community foots the bill for distributing inventory at no cost to the consumer. When the little guys go under, the big box Democrat donors move in. Win-win.

        • elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          BRH,
          Got a reference on that proposed law”

          • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

            The host of the “I Allegedly” podcast was talking about it, who I believe is from the Newport Beach area.

            E., I try to post links here but it never works.

        • Yirgach August 25, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          One enterprising store owner solved the $950 problem by pricing everything in the store at $951. If you actually bother to pay for an item at the register you get a coupon which reduces the cost to the original retail price. It still doesn’t fix the no cash bail issue, but still leaves open the baseball bat option.

          • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Yirgach,

            I love that idea. That is a business owner who has had enough and yet won’t stoop to breaking the law to turn the tables on the criminals.

        • Teufelhunden August 25, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          There’s also the hot-lead option. Works on commies as well as criminals.

          • Yirgach August 25, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

            Yeah, I can envision a fee paid “Cleanup Service” for high end retail which provides equipment, such as security in the form of weapons, silencers, ammo, body bags and cleanup on as call or daily basis. Could become a normal part of retail insurance fees.

        • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

          Sure, I could “Google” this question, but I have more confidence in the commenters on this blog, so:

          1) Is it legal for white males to steal less than $950 in CA?

          1A) If so, is there a requirement for state residency,

          2) Anyone up for a road trip? The way I crunch the numbers, this thing is infinitely scalable.

          • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 9:29 am #

            I’d say in response to question 1) No. If you’re a white male, or female for that matter, the full weight of the law applies to you. I mean, after all, they have to have SOMEONE to “pay” for the crime, and since it can’t be a poc, it has to be the white male or female.

            Question #1a) Since, like U-turn signs, it doesn’t specifically say you have to be a California resident, I’d guess you don’t have to be.

        • Ricechex August 27, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

          While there may not be an “official” law which precludes business owners from apprehending criminals, it really is not needed, as the businesses are afraid to be sued, so they just let it happen. Ask anyone that works in retail. The new law is more virtue signalling.

      • JackStraw August 25, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        They can’t get rid of both Biden and Deep Throat at the same time, because McCarthy would take over and only push through half his agenda.

        They’ll need to get rid of Kamala first and replace her with the person that will then replace Biden when he steps down to spend more time with his band of criminal, sociopathic degenerates that he calls a family.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:53 am #

          cowbelle81, they’ll be useless to use as well as to sell, and that’s the point. The foxes that spoil the vine. Steal my grapes, I’ll make it so you can’t eat ’em.

          • Gonga Din August 25, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            The anti theft tags could be made with a dye payload triggered when detected.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 25, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          This I have been saying since this circus clown show began.

          Watch her exit and her replacement move in, after which one can spin up some vinyl for the opening line of “Jambalaya” .

        • Yirgach August 25, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

          The replacement for Kackles the Klown is waiting in the wings:
          Big Mike – aka Michelle Obama.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            Yirg, you seem to be new here, so I’ll forgive you for not seeing the obvious:

            The Hildebeast

            But thanks for using Big Mike’s chosen pronoun: “Big Mike”. Got Barry walkin’ sideways.

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Seems Newsom has kinda disappeared off the radar.

        But then again I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to MSM.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 25, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

          There has been some speculation his trip to Mexico a while back had to do with actually getting and sucumbing to ‘the jab’, after which his ‘replacement’ avatar needed creation.

          Which rabbit hole ?

    • C.O.Jones August 25, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      Sure Rodulf, I’ll cover that action!

      No disrespect meant. I won’t mention monetary amounts but I will bet that Trump is vindicated on this latest round of balderdash, most likely by having charges dropped.

      No way do they want the mountains of evidence of election fraud actually heard in court. Remember Sidney Powell and Julie Rudiani tried to bring much of that evidence to court but it was ruled that they “had no standing.” That ruling was quickly followed by Powell and Rudiani being sued by Dominion for astronomical amounts of money. That oughta shut them up seems to be the motivation for those suits.

      Case dismissed, distraction over, move along to the next distraction. What’s next? My money is on Trump getting indicted in Arizona with all the commensurate pomp and circumstance he can muster.

      Trump’s “mugshot” should be captioned “It’s all about me!” Never mind the murderous land grab in Hawaii, PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

      Trump once again “surrenders,” with as much fanfare as he can generate, to specious charges that can’t stand up in court. He is the ultimate distraction from the crimes going on all around us. Ignore this pompous ass and focus on what’s happening anywhere but Trump’s…pompous ass.

      They are rolling out the next pandemic and the ballot harvesting that will accompany it. My prediction: Biden wins a squeaker 210 million votes to Trump’s 200 million. Never mind the fact that there are only ~330 million people in the country.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Yeah, never mind that fact, about how many votes he’ll get versus the total population. And they won’t! They won’t mind it at all!

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        The judge in Alex Jones’ kangaroo trial didn’t allow him to present a defense.

        I’ll bet that the judge in this trial will also forbid evidence to be presented.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:50 am #

          Nobody said anything, because it was just Alex Jones.

          • loosethedogs August 25, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

            The reason no one said anything is because it was a FAKE TRIAL to teach the public you DON’T question official narratives PERIOD Jones is controlled opposition and took the hit but despite monumental “fines” his show goes on. Bet he didn’t pay a dime. We live in an era of FAKE TRIALS beginning with the O.J. Simpson trial. One sign is that the prosecutor is usually some underling who has a background in drama. You’ll never see the DA wasting his time with these theatrical productions.

          • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            Robert Barnes did. That is how I found out about it.

            He was on the Duran talking about it. I linked to the latest one with him talking about the Trump trial, below.

        • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          Welcome to the Court of the Red Queen. The truth is no defense!

        • pyrrhus August 25, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

          It’s a criminal trial, and the Judge will be crucified if he acts like a crook…The Alex Jones trial was fake…Nobody can sue for hurt feelings…

          • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

            You wouldn’t think that you could indict for complaining about rigged elections, either.

            And yet……

            By the way, I see that Pirhogzn’s death is being used by the western media to bring up the lies about Russia interfering with the 2016 election again.

            This is not just a two tier “justice system”, it is a double standard system and a law invention system.

            Kafka and Alice In Wonderland, combined.

          • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

            But you are making a good point about the judge. He is between a rock and a hard place.

            He has the Deep State making threats, no doubt.

            But the whole world is watching as the US puts on the most ridiculous show trial possible.

            Robert Barnes makes the point that the US might have to bow to world public opinion about justice and fair trials, or lose any remaining respect other countries might still have for the USA, if the push through the agenda without regard for standards.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

            In my opinion, the current administration in the US – in fact the ruling class in general – want the rest of the world to lose their respect for the US, undermining the kleptocratic underpinnings of this country, and allowing us to fall, friendless, into the shithole we dug.

            Do flatscreen TVs float in a cesspool? Well, we’re about to find out.

            But don’t worry. The Empty Spaces will be filled by the needy of the world.

      • Jim Smith August 25, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        This: “Biden wins a squeaker 210 million votes to Trump’s 200 million. Never mind the fact that there are only ~330 million people in the country.” Whatever happens, the Democrat will win by a “squeaker,” probably after water leaks or other ballot problems delay the final count by a week or so.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

          And 46% (and probably growing) don’t vote…

          • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 9:32 am #

            A lot of them don’t see the point, since nothing changes for the better no matter who you vote for.

    • Hereward the Woke August 25, 2023 at 11:57 am #

      No election is still a sound bet, but there won’t be any UN blue helmets on America soil. 2A will see to that.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        I wouldn’t be too sure.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 25, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

          Not sure about no election?

          Or, not sure about the blue helmets and the reaction?

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

            Sure about the 2nd amendment taking care of anything.

    • devnickle August 25, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      Blue helmets make great targets.

      • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2023 at 10:45 am #

        Exactly Dev – and if you can account for wind, and calc your down-range trajectory just right, you can hit just below the helmet brim.

    • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      Naw, there will be an election but the Democrats will clean the Republicans’ clocks. As inflation rages, economy sputters more and more people will certainly vote for the political party in power. At least that is what they will tell us and we’ll continue on downloading our porn, watching the NFL and obsessing over our gender pro-nouns.

      We really need a good war or plague to cull the herd. Yeah I said it. Too many people with too much time on their hands.

      • pyrrhus August 25, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

        Most of us don’t do any of those things…who are you hanging out with?

    • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

      Rodulf, thank you so much for asking this question.

      I’ve seen the future and I’ve left it behind

      I’m all in on no election, and at this point halfway in on UN involvement. I doexpect UN involvement at some point during the Hillary dictatorship.

      And here’s how it goes down:

      (Apologies to those of you who haven’t scrolled past my comments, lo these many months.)

      Russia-loving white-supremacists assassinate the ‘Ho. (Probably other “Russian atrocities” too: EMP attack… Bombing a re-gendering facility in Poland…) Biden appoints – and Congress overwhelmingly approves the Hildebeast as VP. Because who saw the Russian threat more clearly than she?

      Biden resigns. Family issues. Nation mourns. “Greatest President since Obama!” Hillary is now Whore-in-Chief – Forever. But Forever ain’t as long as it used to be. Not that any of us will live to see it of course.

  5. rdswysd4 August 25, 2023 at 9:57 am #

    Guess it’s time to queue “pandemic” 2.0… Sigh

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    • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      Yup, Covid “variant” Eris, named for the Greek goddess of discord and personification of strife and chaos. Coincidence?

      • pyrrhus August 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

        Which variant “Eris” has not even been established to exist…Anyone who submits to any of this nonsense is going to be mocked..

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

        Spelled backwards, “Sire,” as in their head guy, I’m guessing (Satan? Lucifer?).

        • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

          Yeah, like “ISIS”. An Egyptian goddess, spelled-out in an English language acronym. ‘Cause when you’re an angry Wahabbi, you want to vent your wrath in the language of the infidel.

          Much as the Patriots at Lexington and Concord styled themselves, “King George’s Buggerboys”.

          Yeah, like that.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      It’s another I.Q. test.

      How many have done their homework/studied up since the first one?

  6. liber8tor August 25, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    The Maui Fire, Dr. Fauci Labor Day mask-up and jab fest, UFOs, WEFers. It’s getting wonky out there.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      CDC got prepared on June 30. They stopped accepting adverse event reports.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 25, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        We coof, therefore we are.

      • Bill of Rights August 25, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        Can you provide a source reference please? Thanks.

      • C.O.Jones August 25, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        Yes, Beryl and FEMA showed up in Hawaii 2 days before the fire

        • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:56 am #

          Oh.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          Interesting, as Spock would say.

        • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

          C.O.Jones,

          I think I read that the top three emergency officials for Maui were off island, at a Fema training seminar being held on a different island.

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

            That kinda reminds me of the days before 9/11.

    • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      I’m not sure about your including the Lahaina incineration in your list above, liber8tor. I know that it looks awfully suspicious as a mass murder with clear, telegraphed motive … but yesterday Edgy assured us here at CFN that it has been “proven” that there was absolutely nothing nefarious in the barricading and incineration of an estimated 1,300+ Lahaina residents who otherwise refused to sell their birthright lands in paradise.

      On the other hand, when Edgy was asked to provide this proof, he started ad homming exactly like a little girl. So there is that.

      ***
      “I have proof!”
      “Show us your ‘proof.'”
      “You post too much!”

      Sad but true.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        Keep voting for those elected representatives!

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

        I see you’ve finally concluded that at worst it was a mass murder, not a genocide.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          No. I have done no such thing. Rather, I still maintain that it was genocide (perfectly fitting your #2 definition yesterday) but switched to “mass murder” so that we can focus on the important parts and not get bogged down in irrelevance.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

            No.

            It did not fit any of the definitions. Nowhere even close.

    • loosethedogs August 25, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

      ,,,and it’s just getting started…

      • Not_GeorgeT August 25, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        I’ve been saying the same for the past bunch of years to those in the general area where I live.

        baseball analogy: hot stove is over, pitchers and catchers are just beginning to report

        there’s still lots of ground to cover until the all star break.

        It starts slowly, as in years, then ‘all at once’ might come into play.

  7. cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    We need to end the circus once and for all. Civil War American style is one of the few solutions left on the table at this point. Last man left standing and alive wins!

    • David Webb August 25, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      I wonder how it would work given the current demographics. Blue cosmopolitan neo-lib/neo-con islands vs. a sea of red exurbanites? Possibly. I could see it starting with an embargo of goods and services produced and provided by rural conservatives/libertarians that the urban areas depend on for survival.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      What an absolute idiotic “solution.”

      Yeah, how ’bout more war?

      • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        Mary – I’m with you philosophically, but realistically, it’s all they understand – unforgiving brute force. They’ve made it clear, that they will not let us freely coexist – it’s them or us. Stay with us.

        • Amman August 27, 2023 at 5:59 am #

          Maybe she already is.

    • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      War is never a solution to anything. All it does is make certain people rich and devastate everything else.

      We really need a good economic crisis that strips most people of their wealth. Then they will be more focused on feeding themselves and finding shelter and have less time to focus on their genders, their next orgasm, political parties and the news media.

      Just saying.

      I thought maybe covid would cull the herd but it didn’t do anything above and beyond what the flu does.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

        That’s what’s going to happen in the tribulation. The bible says people will “cast their gold and silver into the streets.”

      • mrs_saj August 26, 2023 at 10:17 am #

        Canker,

        The culling (from the vaxxes, not the Covid) has been slower than I anticipated. Interestingly, though, it does not kill the usual suspects who succumb to the flu. The demographics are younger, more athletic, and slightly slanted to be more male. Flu deaths are of course older people and women are more than half the elderly population, so flu deaths skew to the femaie side. Also, as Ed Dowd points out, based on the age of the deceased, the vaxx deaths are affecting far more working age people than flu deaths, which is affecting the economy.

        • Ron Anselmo August 26, 2023 at 11:11 am #

          Right Mrs. – in addition to deaths, Dowd also points out that the number of US disabled is typically 29-30 million.

          Since 2021, the number of disabled (unable to work), is north of 33 million, so we have +/- 3.5 million newly disabled (unable to work).

          Oddly, it’s about the same number of yumper de fenceo’s from down south.

      • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 9:37 am #

        That would be the tribulation. The tribulation will do exactly that: strip most people of their wealth. Because it will destroy much of the world. It’ll certainly make the money worthless: “they shall cast their gold and silver into the streets.

    • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

      I understand your frustration (or think I do anyway), but if we freak out, overturn the tables, and start machine-gunning each other, do you think the rest of the world – which we have treated as our bitch for the past 80 years – will stand-by inactively bemused?

      I don’t.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 26, 2023 at 8:30 am #

        Not inactively, no.

        Governments around the world will invest heavily in either – or both – side(s), just as they did the first time around, lo 160 years ago.

        We’re still a big-ass country with control over a majority of the world economy, and they will want us to be “friends” afterward, no matter who “wins”.

        Nobody really wants a war. But once people start shooting one’s friends and family, folks tend to change their tune.

        I hope I never have to see it in person, but it will surely happen again someday, per the cycles of human history.

        • benr August 26, 2023 at 9:29 am #

          which side usually starts with the death squads and the concentration camps?

          I ask because it has happened all over the world in other countries so why would it not happen here?
          I do not agree with even one item Democrats are pushing.
          It seems when the countries swing hard left there is always the realization half the population will refuse to comply.

  8. NickelthroweR August 25, 2023 at 10:06 am #

    Greetings,

    What I’m about to say might sound tin-foil-hat but hear me out.

    If the Dems wanted to win 2024 then they’d do what they are doing to RFK and just ignore him. They order their Project Mockingbird assets in ALL corners of media land to ignore Trump and watch him wither on the vine.

    Instead, they are giving him a televised outlet to show the American people all the election irregularities the court initially refused to hear because of “standing”. Not so now.

    Ballots run through multiple times after a building is cleared out because of a made-up water leak. Those videos are finally going to be seen by the Normies and not just the alt-right. It will be on NBC rather than Alex Jones.

    These people can not be that stupid. Someone has decided that Bided must go and that his name be erased as if he were an ancient pharaoh who has fallen out of favor.

    This also means that Biden must have put something horrific in motion (WWIII, economic collapse, worldwide depression, zombie virus) that they’d just like to hand it all back to Trump so they can get in their hidey-hole in New Zealand and wait it out.

    The American people are about to see just how the Election was stolen and they are not going to be happy about it.

    • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      More likely, Americans will yawn, say Trump and his backers belong in prison, and go back to playing Fortnite and fucking whoever is willing.

      • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 10:14 am #

        Oh, and desexing children and convincing everyone that fair is foul, and foul, fair.

        • SW August 25, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          The attack on the sexuality of children (what else can it be called?) is horrifying. It’s not just the gender confusion that’s being aimed at them but also perversion sanctioned by no other than a Catholic St. Rochus childcare centre in Kerpen and endorsed by the German government. I hope all of you will take time to read this:

          Two German childcare centres in Nordrhein-Westfalen issue child sexuality manifestos, waxing poetic about the benefits of masturbation and outlining rules for child sexual play on EUGYPPIUS substack, AUG 25.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 25, 2023 at 11:30 am #

            The Pied Piper of Hamelin… is the title character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany.

            The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored (“pied”) clothing, who was a rat catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service as promised, he retaliates by using his instrument’s magical power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats.” ~ Wikipedia

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:36 am #

            That’s why God is going to take the children in the rapture.

          • Hereward the Woke August 25, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            Don’t worry, SW, Pope Frankie will put ’em right in no time. Oh, wait…

          • SW August 25, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            If Pope Francis doesn’t put a stop to this then the Catholic church (what’s left of it) will lose all credibility and it should. He’s been a real disappointment in not forcefully countering the trans agenda, child trafficking and the declining numbers in marriage and birth rate.

            The Irish Catholic church is almost deserted now due to the scandals.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            It really happened with the Children’s Crusade. Very few of them every made it back. Most were sold to Muslim slavers. Did anyone ever pay for this outrage?

          • Bill of Rights August 26, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

            The substack is based on an article only accessible to Welt+ subscribers. Is there another way to get it?

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:20 am #

        I think that’s about right.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 25, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        Pretty much.

        Urbanite bugmen are convinced the GOP slate is a joke and the Donald has 91 indictments, so obviously 81 million votes Joe is a shoo-in for re-election.

        • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:55 am #

          I think you are right. SLO Joe is being told he does not have anything to worry about re the election.

          I hope they are wrong.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:04 am #

          I think just under 50% of the country doesn’t care how it gets it up the rear end, it just wants it. About half the country has a perverse desire for their lives to be destroyed.

          • thirdcoastlegend August 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            Maybe the saying…

            “Govern me harder, daddy!”

            …is not so facetious after all?

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        That’s my guess. Sadly.

      • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        Morel likely, they’ll yawn, shove some more potato chips into their gaping piehole, change the channel and watch more of the “Bachelorette.”

        I don’t share NickelthroweR’s optimism. The people won’t rise up until they’ve lost everything and they have nothing left to lose.

    • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      The Deep State judiciary could not allow an investigation of all the videos and affidavits after the election,

      So they just ignored them.

      Could it be that Trump wants all the indictments as a way to expose to the public all the shenanigans.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 10:47 am #

        Yes, it sure could.

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Yes, they will just do what they did to Alex Jones.

        • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:43 am #

          Alex Jones was a giant psy-op you said.

          How times change.

          Mary just chugs along.

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

            Actually, I didn’t say that.

            You might have me confused with someone else. You seem to be doing that a lot.

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

            Jarek, Jr. – hahahahaha!

        • C.O.Jones August 27, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          @MaryQueen – Alex Jones serves as Trump’s de-facto campaign manager.

          How can someone (rightfully) claim the lockdown and the clot-shot are deep state depopulation events and then actively campaign for the guy who inflicted the lockdown and the clot-shots on the American people? Am I the only one who sees this?

          I need to call AJ and ask him. He will probably offer platitudes about 3-D chess or getting bad advice but I’m gonna call him and put him on the spot.

          Jones is another deep state role player.

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

            I am not an AJ fan, so I really can’t speak to what he’s about. I do think he might be a limited hangout, there are no shortage of them, but the trial against him was total bullshit.

            I called it kabuki theater, because its goal appeared to be to set a precedent about free speech and limiting it, to the point where you can be fined a billion dollars for speaking your mind. It’s not a good thing that he wasn’t allowed to present a defense.

      • fugeguy August 25, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        No I expect the judge to ban the evidence as not relevant or fake. You know the video of the poll worker rolling in a cart full of duffle bags in the middle of the night when the polls and counting was allegedly closed does not show anything of merit. It did not happen because I say so. Nana nana boo boo

        • NickelthroweR August 25, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

          You miss my point entirely. This is being done specifically to show the world that Biden is an illegitimate president. I can not speculate as to why but that is exactly what is being done.

          They are propping this guy up and doing so big time. Make fun of it at your own peril.

    • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      NickelthroweR,

      It’s an interesting theory and at this point anything is possible.

      As the dems have found out, ignoring Trump doesn’t work. Case in point, the RINO debate. Trump doesn’t even need to be there; he’s been filling stadiums for the last year. instead, he can call up the top journalist in the country and have an hour long solo interview, without spending any campaign funds I might add, and have it aired while Snow Brown and the Seven Dwarves are cage fighting for table scraps.

      And I’m not convinced NBC et al will air the presentation of evidence that will show election tampering. They have ignored the plot for the last seven years. Why start following it now?

      I like the fact that you have a theory though. Let’s watch and see if it pans out!

      • NickelthroweR August 25, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        Trump was never allowed to present the election irregularities in court because of “standing”. Every court in the nation refused to get involved. Now, as we enter election season, those grievances will be televised live on TV for the entire nation to watch.

        Look, for several years people I know have dismissed the problems with the 2020 election as alt-right fantasies. They have done so because no court would hear it so they assume there was NEVER any actual evidence.

        Georgia was not the worst but Georgia has the most damning of all evidence – video of the election being stolen. A building is cleared and then ballots are removed from under a table and run through the machines enough times to give Biden his narrow margin of victory. You can’t unsee the fraud once seen.

        That evidence is going to be presented again but this time it will be live on television and when it stands as an actual piece of evidence – something that can not be dismissed as alt-right fantasy, all hell will break loose.

        The people who made that diversity-hire anti-Trumper do this know exactly what they are doing.

        Someone has their thumb on the scale pushing for Trump. Why? No idea.

        • Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 11:18 am #

          Could be God saying, He’s a jerk, but he’s exposing the stuff you say you want exposed. Time to put up and fix it, or shut up and let Me flush you.

          Could be he’s the preferred controlled opposition because the Dems and alleged “moderates” will vote against him.

          As for “standing,” the riots, I mean mostly peaceful protests intimidated the country. We are racists if we do anything to stop the Left, and that’s the worst thing people can be in this country. Ergo, let it go! This held true even in the USSC, where Thomas and Alito reportedly had a screaming match with the worthless Roberts over the election evidence. Roberts’ argument, which won, was that they’d be burned alive inside the Court if they voted to hear Trump’s evidence. Conservative court, my ass.

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            Roberts was probably right. And the fire department and police would’ve been told to “stand down” and they would have! That’s what I mean when I say that Americans will weigh the cost of doing the right thing, and if it’s too high, they’ll say “screw it.”

          • elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            Tuco.
            Roberts was probably right. And the fire department and police would’ve been told to “stand down” and they would have”

            Naaah…This is ‘Murica, dammit!

            https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ashli-babbitt-michael-byrd-promoted/2023/08/25/id/1132053/

            …”If you gonna shoot, shoot…don’t talk”~Tuco

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            Yes, the decision was already made by those above the Supreme Court. Who knows who they are? Only those on the immediate tier below them, in this case, the Plateau beneath the Capstone.

          • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            We know who they are, Jarek. They are those who own EVERYTHING. The uber-billionaires. I should say the Jewish uber-billionaires. They own all the media, hollywood, utilities, corporations and the Government (bought and paid for representatives).

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            But, but, but Quigley said that more non-Jews are involved!

            It’s all a question of at which tier. People refuse to meditate on the Pyramid as presented on the reverse side of the Dollar Bill. Why did they put it there? It’s the opposite of “democracy”.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

            Did Quigley really say that Jars?

            How many times have you read “Tragedy and Hope”?

            How many times have I read it?

            Not enough.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 12:39 am #

            Alba read Plummer, Joe, and she says that he says that he did. Are you going to argue with that provenance?

            Glad you seem to see it as ridiculous. Knowing that she might not have a dollar bill handy, I actually sent her an image of the reverse side of the dollar bill so she could meditate on how the Pyramid narrows on all sides. The artist even delineates the different tiers and separate the Capstone. How much clearer could they make it?!

            Did she meditate on this image? No, of course not.

          • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 1:10 am #

            I see your point Jars. The dollar bill. The pyramid. The all-seeing eye. Yes, they are rubbing our noses in it – in 1913 as now.

            But the real question: what are we going to do about it?

            My answer: I can’t answer for the rest of “us”. But I hope to swallow less shit than the rest of us – as my head is forced down in it.

            There is no time to debate future Utopias. We are at the last bus stop.

          • GreenAlba August 26, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            “Alba read Plummer, Joe, and she says that he says that he did. Are you going to argue with that provenance?”

            I think this matter will only be resolved by your reading Tragedy and Hope yourself and reporting back to us. I have a copy but no time to read it at present as I have lots of less voluminous tomes that I want to read first.

            I did not at any point say what Quigley said or did not say regarding Jewish or non-Jewish people. And how could I? As you rightly point out, I read Plummer’s synopsis, which includes references to Quigley’s book, The Anglo-American Establishment,‘ as well. You could start with Plummer. Not only is it a quick read, but it makes a good primer for the Quigley volume, since it has page references. Then you can bring whatever you like to the table, without referencing me at all. I have no dog in the fight.

            All I can tell you from Plummer is that I don’t recall much of a mention of Jews specifically, apart from a brief mention of Disraeli, in passing, and – in the ‘Money’ chapter, of the Rothschilds in relation to the creation of the Federal Reserve. But Rockefeller is mentioned in the same sentence and that dynasty is not Jewish. I do think you should read it yourself, then you can let us know if it helps your case.

            Re the dollar bill, I have seen the pyramid so many times without the dollar bill that I see no reason to meditate on it. I also find Iain Davis’ schema helpful – although it is not a pyramid, it shows the levels of decision making, globally speaking, but within a rectangle.

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 12:19 am #

            You looked but you did not see. In any case, there has been and is much intermarriage. They are becoming one people. But I think they will keep the pride of place. They value such things.

            The dominant people are revealed by their men marrying the women of the subordinate people. Of course in this case, the offspring are not considered Jewish. The solution is for the women to convert before the marriage as Trump’s daughter did.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2023 at 6:19 am #

            “You looked but you did not see. ”

            I just read a short book and told you what (from memory) was in it. Jewishness did not jump out at me, apart from a mention of the Rothschilds and others in the ‘Money’ chapter.

            I repeat, get hold of the actual book. Ed Griffin has read it. He says it’s just 1300 pages of dry history, for the most part, but, every 30 pages or so, you come across something that makes you think ‘did he really say that?’

            If you’re into intermarriage (forensically speaking) then I strongly recommend the book I don’t have (which Griffin describes as really tedious, but it may not be to you), The Anglo-American Establishment. It’s not nearly as long, but with your obsession, you may find it more gratifying. Or not.

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2023 at 10:56 am #

            BTW, it’s not just Jewish families that intermarry with other significant families. The Kennedy and Onassis families are both included in the 13 main so-called bloodline families. Neither of them is Jewish. Nor are the Collins, Li, Rockefeller or DuPont families, who are also part of the thirteen. The Bush family are a minor dynasty not included in the main 13, but part of the bigger network. The Rothschilds are of course in there (among the 13). I never recall the others but they’re easy enough to look up.

            So, yes, there are some Jewish big players. But all the big players are not Jewish, as far as I can see.

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Which is stronger, the hand that lends or that hand that receives – after having begged for a loan and promised to repay with interest?

            In other words, who is stronger, the banking families or the scions of industry?
            Confine your analysis (for a moment) to the latter and you will see where you err.

            I will read it! In exchange, why don’t your read “Practical Idealism” by Baron Kalergi?

          • GreenAlba August 27, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            I know about Kalergi and have no wish to read a whole book by him or about him. I have dozens of books waiting to be read.

            Read Quigley or don’t, as you wish. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it, as I haven’t read it myself.

        • chet_the_farmer August 25, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          The j6 videos have been out for more than a year and yet the kangaroo courts persist.
          We are way beyond prosecuting anyone for Evidence anymore.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            THANK YOU.

        • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

          “Georgia was not the worst but Georgia has the most damning of all evidence – video of the election being stolen. A building is cleared and then ballots are removed from under a table and run through the machines enough times to give Biden his narrow margin of victory. You can’t unsee the fraud once seen”.

          I doubt it will ever happen in court. The Cabal is in total control. Who’s the judge going to be. They will be the focus of tremendous pressure.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Plausible, but couldn’t they just allow RFK Jr. to win, and have it all fall on him?

  9. BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Amongst many other things, this lawfare against Trump is obfuscating the disaster unfolding in Ukraine. And not only a military & political disaster of epic & far reaching proportions, but a Freak Show as well … as the ‘Official Ukrainian Spokes(person)’ for the American audience turns out to be some former US Army soldier who used to be a man, but is now a woman. He shows up on camera in a wig, false breasts, makeup & earrings, reading dispatches from the front, mostly reporting glorious Ukrainian battlefield victories, but also a plea for more aid from the West. At first I thought it was a parody or a joke, but no, it’s not a joke or a parody, It’s real, if nothing short of bizarre. The dude also manages fit Climate Change propaganda into his “Reports from the Front ” lololol.

    I don’t know who’s paying this guy, but it seems like a clumsy, cringeworthy op funded by the State Department.

    • NickelthroweR August 25, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      That guy is a modern take on Lord Haw Haw the Nazi propagandist. I suspect both will end up with the same fate.

      Imagine being kidnapped off of the street, taken from your wife and children, given three days of training and sent off to fight so that a man pretending to be a woman could live a life of luxury? Imagine how those soldiers feel.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        “More proof that US sees Ukrainians as cannon fodder:

        US-UK helped formulate a battle plan that “anticipated” Ukraine taking heavy losses. US-UK officials “envisioned Kyiv accepting the casualties as the cost of piercing through Russia’s main defensive line.”

        Instead, after suffering “major casualties… Ukraine chose to stem the losses on the battlefield.”

        US-UK “vision” requires Ukrainians to sacrifice themselves.”

        https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1692337541087911958.html

        • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          Did you hear Nikki and Christie both say that the Reagan directive needed to be followed.

          That we would supply any nation weaponry if they would fight our enemies instead of us.

          Justifying Ukraine.

          I wonder how many soldiers would just leave if they heard that.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            The Debate: Two Indians arguing about how many American tax payer dollars should go to Israel.

          • Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

            The whole debate was a joke. Why? Because they didn’t mention, not once, the fact that AMERICA IS BANKRUPT! The money is gone. There is no money. Not one of those self righteous egotistical assholes talked about it. I heard some discussion of debt but nothing about the fact that money is gone, the debt will never be repaid and we are busted.

            Everything in America is a sham. A falsehood.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 26, 2023 at 9:59 am #

            Hey now – Little League baseball is still real.

            There’s always real truth out there…until money comes into play later in life.

          • SpeedyBB August 28, 2023 at 9:22 am #

            Well there brother John, just to give it an “alternative spin” I proffer the following astonishing fantasy.

            hxxps://www.19fortyfive.com/2023/08/what-does-victory-look-like-for-ukraine/?mc_cid=c19b20343d&mc_eid=c2babcfeb8

            “Ukrainian Victory” will sort of be like “American Victory over the Viet Cong” in 1975, methinks.

      • SW August 25, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        I thought the same thing when I saw a clip of her/him and thought it was some kind of a Monty Python joke. He’s so obviously a man dressed as a woman.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          Yeah, it’s pretty obvious.

        • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          As opposed to Admiral Levine, right?

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

            It’s pretty obvious with him, too.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        If they were Americans, they’d vote democrat.

    • Islander August 25, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      Can you give link to a news story with this individual on it?
      I did some googling but didn’t find anyone like the person you describe.

      Thanks.

      • Islander August 25, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        Or, the person’s name . . .

        • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:39 am #

          Ukraine Military Has a New Transgender Spokesperson

          https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-military-has-new-transgender-spokesperson-1817334

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 25, 2023 at 11:45 am #

            It’s a ‘UFO’.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

            What a smoke show. Do you have a picture of the old transgender spokesperson (ots)?

          • Phineas August 26, 2023 at 9:30 am #

            Baghdad Barbara.

            Ukraine’s version of Baghdad Bob.

        • SW August 25, 2023 at 10:44 am #

          “The Armed Forces of Ukraine have named a transgender soldier from the U.S. as one of its English-speaking spokespeople.

          The Kyiv Post, an English-language newspaper, last week in a tweet noted Sarah Ashton-Cirillo “has become one of the speakers for the Defense Forces.” Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar is among those who praised Ashton-Cirillo.

          What this means is that in today’s Ukraine being a part of the LGBTQ community is neither a benefit nor hindrance, but simply an accepted part of whom a person is,” she said.

          “The vocal support shown by LGBTQ groups in Ukraine, such as Gender Stream, Kyiv Pride and Ukraine Pride, upon news of this taking place, along with the statement of confidence in me issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, made me understand that this battle for the country’s liberation is not about tolerance or acceptance for any one group but freedom and liberty for all Ukrainians.”

          Sarah Ashton-Cirillo is the US transgender spokesperson.

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:33 am #

            The article says he enlisted in the Ukrainian military and is a combat medic, yet he’s an American citizen. How can that be?

          • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            I think they made Ukraine take him if they wanted to keep the money and weapons coming.

            For the humiliation of it.

          • Yirgach August 26, 2023 at 10:46 am #

            @tuco

            He’s a mercenary or merc. There used to be a lot of mercs fighting for the Ukes. The money is good (thanks Joe) but the positions are short-lived, shall we say. If captured, the Ruskies treat them as spies and they get a bullet instead of POW status.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      Fits right in with what they have planned for our own military.
      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1693733071462318108.html

      It’s pretty clear that we won’t do any fighting ourselves anymore. We’ll find some chump nation to dupe/bribe into doing it for us.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        From the line-up, it’s pretty clear that you won’t advance in rank in today’s military, in all branches, unless you embrace DIE. It’s also pretty clear that these people will lead a future fighting force to utter destruction. They are the best reason to stay out of the US military.

        • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 11:56 am #

          Well, the newly appointed Chief of Naval Operations, and the proposed Surface Warfare Fleet Admiral … are both grandmothers.

          I remember it was a big deal when an Admiral showed up; it happened only a time or two. These two lady Admirals, combined with Admiral Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave) must cut quite a figure walking down the pier, like Admirals King & Nimitz on the USS Missouri in Sept. 1945.

          • Hereward the Woke August 25, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            BRH: they are laughing in our faces. But it will backfire horribly on them.

        • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

          tuco22,

          Bonus points for the reordered-DEI reference.

          Carry on.

          • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

            Thanks!

    • Islander August 25, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      OK, found it. One of its deathless quotes—whom a person is being one who cannot manage basic English grammar:

      ““What this means is that in today’s Ukraine being a part of the LGBTQ community is neither a benefit nor hindrance, but simply an accepted part of whom a person is,” she said. “The vocal support shown by LGBTQ groups in Ukraine, such as Gender Stream, Kyiv Pride and Ukraine Pride, upon news of this taking place, along with the statement of confidence in me issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, made me understand that this battle for the country’s liberation is not about tolerance or acceptance for any one group but freedom and liberty for all Ukrainians.”

      At least now we know why we are pissing billions into the east wind . ..

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        As discussed, the billions of US$ do not simply disappear into the wind. Rather, they are consumed by the MIC for their shareholders (Carlyle, Vanguard, State Street, Blackrock, et al).

        The Fed prints it, the Treasury borrows it and the MIC snarfs it. The circle of life in DC. The distant death and destruction are merely byproducts.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          Yes, much like our institutions are now simply byproducts of grifting operations, like medicine and law.

          • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            I just like to go around and steal anything out on the public streets owned by the State or DPW. If it is not nailed down then it is fair game. If it is “owned” by the government, then it can also be made mine.

            I recall a video of a fellow driving with an entire aluminum lamp pole strapped to the top of his ca, pulled over as he was headed to a scrap yardr. It was laying down on the side of the road after being felled by a big rig or something. Wasn’t he just picking up trash left behind by the city?

          • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 1:15 am #

            Hey ‘bells, I’d like to do a sweep through Cali before it goes totally La Brea Tar Pits. Maybe a couple weeks – at $950 per job. Whaddya think, three jobs per day? I’m planning to work everyday. How ’bout you?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 26, 2023 at 10:16 am #

            Good work if you can get it, right?

            Minus having surveillance footage of us being dumbasses being posted all over the internet…

        • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

          DrZonk,

          I also have a theory that Fort Knox has long been empty. This doesn’t even include the multitude of buildings, companies, toll roads, etc that get sold to various multi-nationals.

          • SpeedyBB August 29, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

            I share your theory, mrs. saj. Check out the number of times that Congress has ordered an inventory of gold bullion but was told to beat it.

            “It is not convenient now to do an inventory.”

            “Fort Knox is getting its hair done this morning and will be unavailable.”

            “The gold is all there. All of it. We last checked it last, well, we checked it. And it is all there.”

            And so on. One not unnaturally harbors a strong suspicion that gold has “migrated” to the PRC. Maybe “for safekeeping” like all that bullion in New Yoark that the Germans had such a terrifically hard time getting returned.

            Bullion had been melted down in the meantime and recast, perturbing Deutsche Bundesbank officials. They were thus obliged to re-melt it to be sure there was gold inside the gold.

        • Phineas August 26, 2023 at 9:37 am #

          Don’t forget the 10% for not only the big guy but for most of the politicians.

    • Disaffected August 25, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      First I heard of “it.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Ashton-Cirillo

      Catch it in the right light with the right makeup and it’s almost pretty. But oh boy, get it wrong…!

      https://www.nevadacurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/sarah_campaign_1.jpg

      https://hrvatska-danas.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Screenshot-Twitter-2.jpg

      • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        What did Rod Sterling say anent light and shade? Objects (and people) are never beautiful – they partake of beauty under certain conditions for a limited amount of time.

        Platonism 101

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

      Yes, it’s “Look over here – we got TRUMP!” Every liberal’s wet dream. You just know there are Wokies fapping to his mugshot.

      Meanwhile, the Ukraine fiasco, Maui, open border, pedos, trafficking, destruction of institutions and schools, CBDC, uber-surveillance, etc. flies under the radar. Except it is all affecting the average citizen, well, except for the Ukraine war, people moved on, even though it does affect us. Another money hole & all.

      And the old problems – huge debt, corporate overreach, loss of Constitutional rights, etc. go undiscussed.

      And then of course they will also want to add Covid 2.0 to all of this.

      I almost forgot to list the collapse of our cities – not just inner cities – to the list.

  10. rudyspeaks August 25, 2023 at 10:08 am #

    Both ends of the Uniparty (Dems & Repubs) have allowed the spongy US election system to fester (The Carter Center said it would not even monitor a US election because the entire set-up is so inherently dishonest). It’s an every-4-years drama, thoroughly fixable, if anyone really wanted to, that distracts from the observation that NOTHING ever changes anyway!

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  11. tom clark August 25, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      I’m about to do that. Not much else we can do, eh?

    • Paddys Lament August 25, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

      Or cue up R.E.M.’s ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).’
      “Feelin’ pretty psyched!” Yeah, baby!

    • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

      No, actually, I think we have a lot of work ahead of us.

      A World Made by Hand ain’t built in an armchair with a drink in one hand.

      (I know – I’m such a killjoy. I’m sorry…)

  12. Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    I see that RFK Jr., Esquire, still hasn’t noticed any unusual goings-on.

  13. Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    Elon Musk is being sued by the Justice Department because he doesn’t hire any any of the illegally border-crossing scum.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      He’s being sued by the justice dept for not hiring people it’s illegal to hire. These people smoke better shit than I do.

      • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        The Deep State wants more and more illegals here. Their goal is to get millions here then enfranchise them. Their goal is to solidify their Uniparty hold on the country.

        Just a comment. DeSantis was a good target and spokesman for the state’s rights cause,

        Until he ran for president.

        IMHO, Vivek was the only candidate on stage that set the entire Deep State as his target. Will he out Trump Trump?

        • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:39 am #

          Even Nikki and her MIC.

        • Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

          Will he out Trump Trump? – JAZ

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

          My version of ^this^ sentence would include a hyphen:

          Will he out-Trump Trump?

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

            Back to the ‘Stick we know and… tolerate.

            Let us resolve to maintain the integrity of the American language.

        • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          And if he does, you’ll vote for him instead of Trump?

          How easily they are tricked. It’s like taking candy from a baby.

          • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

            Absolutely not.

            Trump is number one, if he can run which is yet to be determined.

            Veep? He was the only candidate on stage to defend Trump’s record, to say the US is in trouble and the answers lie with “Trumpism”.

          • Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            No Jar, your memory is short. I no longer vote for anybody. Haven’t for decades.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:24 pm #

            Yeah – we’re gonna vote our way outa this!

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 12:43 am #

            Q: You “read” the indentations wrongly. I was talking to John.

    • JackStraw August 25, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      The level of absurdity that this administration crosses every day just boggles the mind.

      There is no opposition, so they can do absolutely anything.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        God allows the wicked to do what they will because doing so actually brings about their own destruction, and all by their own free will.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:17 am #

          And then there’s judgment.

          • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

            One of God’s covenants with mankind is our free will. Like a real father, giving free will means keeping hands off, allowing youngsters to learn from their own mistakes. Being a coach, a mentor, not a dictator.

            What do you do when the children are beyond hope?

            The Old Testament is full of examples of what happens when God walks away.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 12:45 am #

            He likes to walk in the Garden in the cool of the morning.

          • Phineas August 26, 2023 at 9:46 am #

            “It is appointed for men once to die; after this comes Judgment”

          • Islander August 27, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

            The Old Testament is full of bloodthirsty laws instructing the Jews kill every living thing that isn’t Jewish or doesn’t belong to Jews.

            Nice.

            Should never have been combined with the New Testament. .

    • NickelthroweR August 25, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      What do illiterate peasant farmers, convicted felons, and the criminally insane know about designing and manufacturing rockets?

      How does that make any bit of sense?

      It is like something from Atlas Shrugged but only worse.

      • JackStraw August 25, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

        Atlas Shrugged veers more from fiction every day. Ayn has turned out to be quite prescient.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

          Ayn needed a good editing, imho. “Get to the point already!” Reading one of her tomes is not a pleasure – it is a mission.

          • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

            Amen

          • Paddys Lament August 25, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

            Yes. Taking a page and a half to explain how Dagny lights up her cigarette can get tedious.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

            Her point was obvious from page one.

            Why subject yourself to further abuse?

            Communism met Capitalism and their love child was Ayn Rand.

            Jars, were you in an automobile accident recently? I know the name of a lawyer…

      • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 9:47 am #

        It wasn’t “every living thing that wasn’t Jewish or doesn’t belong to Jews.” It was only those people and places that had the “angel taint.” Remember that Joshua was tasked with driving out the giants from the promised land. The giants resulted from fallen angels mating with human women (for a more secular version of this, you can look up stories of Zeus seducing his various female lovers, for instance). This is where giants like Goliath come from (he had 4 brothers, by the way. That’s why David picked up 5 rocks). But not all places had the “angel taint” and these places were treated differently (such as spoils being allowed).

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      DEI/ESG/Wokeism overrides everything. It’s their cultural pathway to transhumanism and globalism.

  14. Uncle Bob August 25, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    He doesn’t want a .308 round to puncture his skull.

  15. Opie August 25, 2023 at 10:16 am #

    I’m just waiting with anxiety for the next nefarious actions the deep snake decides to pull on us, the little people. It’s pretty much game over for what came before, I just pray that there’s something left to rebuild on in the aftermath.

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    • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      Just finish this off and destroy it already, bring it down in fire and brimstone and destroy it. Washington DC needs to be bombed to high hell and low water!

      • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        Cowbell

        I am watching Designated Survivor again. I am thinking this time though that the response to a government destruction like that would not follow the benign pattern of the.movie.

        With the civics quality of the people of America, a dictatorship is sure to follow. Even in the movie, a constant is the domination of the states by the federal government, over and over.

        Beware of what you wish for, the fire is much worse than the frying pan.

        • mrs_saj August 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          JohnAZ,

          Actually SEVERAL dictatorships are sure to follow. The national cohesion that would support a single dictator, I posit would not hold.

          And I’ve been stocking up lately in support of my opinion.

      • rainmaker August 25, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Opt out is a better option than CW2. Boycott everything. Americans have no stomach for giving up their goodies voluntarily, but it seems that our festering energy crisis is soon going to force the normies to make some hard choices about their lifestyles.

        • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:59 am #

          Disagree, that is exactly what the WEF mentored Left wants,

          You will own nothing and be happy.

          Do not forget the left out last part,

          Or we will kill you.

          • rainmaker August 25, 2023 at 11:07 am #

            JohnAZ – the WEF has no authority over energy depletion.

          • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

            I was referring to the “goodies”

            Unfortunately, the basis for peak oil and the Long Emergency is that there is no answer, that people will just have to adapt to the new reality.

            IOW, die.

  16. JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:26 am #

    The initial polls after the debate declare in bold print,

    Trump will clobber the East Coast establishment RINOs. Christie looked like an idiot trying to out yell the boos he got from the audience, obviously pro-Trump.

    These RINO idiots do not get it. They are Deep State and know that Trump’s populist base wants them out of there.

    Four of the debaters need to drop out now.

    Ramaswamy is settled on Trump, DeSantis needs to figure it out. The GOP cause will be settled between three candidates. Who gets what needs to be settled.

    • SW August 25, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      Mike Pence needs to go back to Indiana and stay there forever. I never paid much attention to him but seeing him in the debate — pompous, arrogant, holier than thou, grandstanding, claiming credit for things he didn’t do — I hope he doesn’t qualify for another.

      He was officially in charge of the covid response and I now better understand why it turned into such a disaster. Pence, Fauci, Birx, Collins as the top people with all the power.

      • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        Pence is a consummate Deep Stater. Feds above everything else. Political destruction is required along with all but two on that stage.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:30 am #

          That melee January 6 turned into? He was in on that, as well.

          It was supposed to be the last ditch effort to get the evidence of fraud heard.

          The Deep State was there waiting.

          I think one of the reasons RFK Jr. won’t go there is because he can’t without learning some things he’d rather not know about Nancy Pelosi.

          Notice he talks about Ukraine a lot, but one name is conspicuously absent?

          He also never mentions the phony impeachment by Pelosi over that phone call Trump made.

          You can’t do a deep dive into Ukraine without seeing that.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          He’s also a satanist. He’s been caught doing the hand signals at high-level functions enough times.

        • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

          That’s gang sign, Mary. He’s part of a Hispanic cartel.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

            LOL!

    • Paddys Lament August 25, 2023 at 10:18 pm #

      Vivek brought up Christie’s “man-hugging” of Obama after the superstorm. That and the fact that he’s an obnoxious boor, who looks like ‘The Blob Who Swallowed Idaho,’ should disqualify him.

  17. RD3 August 25, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    Wait. Are we operating under the assumption that evolution is real?

    • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      No, but devolution certainly is.

      • RD3 August 25, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        Are you speaking about central authorities returning power to local authorities?

        • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

          Yes, I meant it as a play on the word, a double entendre. Devolution as in return power to local authorities, and de-evolution as in the backwards decline of man.

          • RD3 August 25, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

            Thanks. Its funny to look back now on all of those European politicians from the 90’s and early 2000’s who ran on platforms of devolution, all while plowing forward with the EU behemoth that wrought the exact opposite. I believe Canadian politicians were saying the same things. Look what happened there?

          • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            Canada is on the very precipice. Compliance to fall mandates of masks, social distancing and boosters is fulcrum point and the rubicon.

            And we will comply this fall. Canadians are sheep. Sad but true.

    • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

      There is more evidence for evolution than there is Covid-19 being real or the nebulous “carrying capacity” being achieved.

      This place has become a rather odd mix of folk lately.

  18. JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 10:50 am #

    This will sound phobic, but IAm definitely not. Trying to state facts from the way things really are and extrapolating the future.

    The USA is where it is, dominant and fairly well operated because for two hundred plus years it has been run by White, European people who seem to be better organizers and managers. Is it a coincidence that since the Darker elements have been trying to take over, the US is circling the drain, falling faster and faster. Dictating the advance of the Darker groups in spite of merit deficiencies will just continue to drag us down.

    An ironic twist is the fact that the very White Democrat party is the focus for the Darker side, they cannot seem to advance themselves.

    Significant persons of the Darker groups have advanced themselves using the White formula, education and hard work.

    Their reward is the rest of the darker losers calling them Uncle Toms and Oreos. It is okay to advance to pro sports but woe be to the Black folks who want to be businessmen, MDs, or leaders.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      You don’t sound phobic at all, John AZ. I’ve called it the Blackening of America for some time, now. It’s been a gradual degradation of education and culture in general since the mid-80s, when we adopted multiculturalism and diversity in the public school system. I like to watch movies from before that time or right around that time, before all that rot took hold in the culture and white boys started wearing their baseball caps backwards and their pants down around their ankles, thinking they looked cool. It’s like coming up for air from a sewer from time to time, because otherwise we’re totally immersed in blackness and nothing but blackness everywhere you look along with the message that what we are is bad.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:34 am #

        It’s white people behind it. The true forces of destruction in our society are white people.

        It was the white-run media and the white-run music business that elevated the black thug culture.

        Al Sharpton works for whites.

        The people behind Barack Obama’s rise are white.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:40 am #

          This is true.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:43 am #

          Whites run media? Whites run the music industry?

          Can you be more specific? Which whites? Do these rich and powerful whites share a common ancestry or religion?

          • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 11:50 am #

            The Deep State brainwashes the likes of Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes, selling them out to the American public to serve their nefarious purposes. Then when their usefulness ends, these old starlets go crazy and are medicated/locked up never to be heard from again. It is sad the way they are selling us all out.

          • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            Absolutely. Hollyweird is a little chunk of Hades right here on earth.

          • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            Aha, here is the rub.

            Whites are at the top of most economic pyramids because the minorities either cannot compete, or defer.

            The aim of affirmative action was to inspire the minorities, Blacks and Hispanics, to aim higher for themselves.

            That did not pan out well. It is like Blacks want someone to be in charge of them.

            Is that cultural? Do Black males have an ethnic inferiority complex?

            Ironic, as most things are, affirmative action backfired on the Blacks, as Asians used the advantage to push their economic advantage. Now, some of the battles are between Asians and Blacks.

            The Black solution is inside the Black community.

          • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            Look up to the very top of those economic pyramids, John. Media, Hollyweird, Banking, Government, etc.

            Is there a particular subgrouping of white sitting on top of all of the pyramids? I’m pretty sure that stonned is picking up what I’m throwing down.

            If one looks closely, one may find that it is, in fact, a small minority at the top of everything.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            The Unspeakable Truth. It all comes back to the Pyramid and who is the Eye in the Capstone.

            They don’t want to know. And of course Blacks are given a complete pass – as if they have no agency whatsoever. This is the bond between Blacks and White women btw. Neither cares for accountability, the Weight of Glory.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Me too. Hollywood’s golden era started in 1967 with Bonnie and Clyde and ended with Star Wars in 1977. What a decade of film!

        Jaws (1975) set the stage for Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit (also 1977) and the Hollywood Blockbuster killed [ok, marginalized] cinema.

        • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          “Hollywood’s golden era started in 1967…”

          Dr. Strangelove, 1964;

          The Great Escape, 1963;

          Stalag 17, 1953;

          The Wizard of Oz, 1939;

          Gone With the Wind, 1939;

          The Jazz Singer, 1927;

          <Birth of a Nation, 1915.

          ?

          OG, your disdain for Americentrism is showing.

          But yeah – 1967!

          • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 9:51 am #

            Ah, yes, the Great Escape. My younger brother dug a tunnel from the basement to the outside in emulation of that movie. My dad found it when he was mowing the lawn one day.

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

      And of course race is just skin color, right?

      You haven’t even begun to understand. Is Vivek “black”. His skin is certainly as dark as many American Blacks.

      They can want all they want. But if they don’t have the IQ to be that, it’s just fraud to let them.

      • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

        Ethnicity is not race is not skin color.

        I wonder, Jarek. If a complete demographics study was done, would the Black “lack of ambition” been a result of their background of slavery? Or is it a leftover from African ethnicity? In other words, is it built in? Does concentrating the Black population into urban centers deign that those cities are doomed to failure?

        The Democrats have found a solid solution to the possibility that it was slavery that created the take care of me attitude,

        Reparations. The fact that Blacks think they are owed reparations shows how far they continue to be from independence.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

          Yeah, but they’ve had 150+ years to get over the “take care of me” attitude. One wonders what would have happened to the Israelites with that attitude. Oh, wait, they DID have that attitude, and paid for it for 40 years in the desert. The late Edgar Steele discussed this and other topics in his book, Defensive Racism. I’d recommend it.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            He knew the former AG, having faced him in court. He sent a copy of his book to him – which may have sealed his doom.

  19. TimmyG August 25, 2023 at 10:53 am #

    Great quote from Fani at the head of the article. Perhaps she should be called as a witness?

    • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Ask her about that broken pipe that wasn’t broken.

  20. docmartin August 25, 2023 at 10:55 am #

    Trump is the Republican candidate period. Donate to the Trump campaign like your country depends on it. Push back on anyone ( family and friends included) who believes in the MSM. Stop trying to be clever or cute in the comments. Get off your asses and fight back in every way. This ain’t about Trump any, it’s about all of us.

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    • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      God damn right! Trump is the man of the hour! I love and respect him more now than I ever did in 2015! His street cred just went up tenfold as a result of all these bogus charges against him! Fuck the old rule of law in this country, I don’t believe in any of it anymore!

      • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        No, not the old rule of law but,

        The new rule of Uniparty law.

        We want the old rule of law back.

      • crudgemudgeon August 25, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        Time to ditch the Marquis of Queensbury.

    • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      Doc

      I have thought for awhile that there is no way this country can re-unite again. The opposing parties are just too far apart in beliefs.

      I think that the next twenty years will see the separation of the US into two sectors, with no idea on how it will be done.

      Precedent exists, however, the Balkans and India come to mind.

      Two areas I can think of exist where separation is necessary to avoid collapse in the future, the USA and Israel. I do not think either will be peaceful.

      • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        I have nothing in common and no sympathy at all for my left-wing brethren countrymen. I would rather see them writhe in pain and die in the streets before I render then any aid or comfort. If you voted for Biden or Obama, you do not deserve to live in peace and comfort in American any more.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          You’re just the other side of the coin, and just as bad as they are, then.

          That’s what they say about you.

  21. cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    I can’t wait until Biden dies and is buried, so that I can visit his gravesite and actually piss on it. He deserves worse, but at least that is something!

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

      He is no better or worse than the Mob bosses that preceded him.

      They dominate by bribery and coercion. We have seen both modes in use by the Biden version of the Mob.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

        No link between a fake, feeble President and a real Don.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      They won’t let you piss on it. But be comforted by the fact that in the new world, he won’t have a grave at all.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        This guy gets it.

      • stelmosfire August 25, 2023 at 11:55 am #

        Your right . In the new world it’s straight to the compost pile for the dead.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          This guy? Not so much.

        • thirdcoastlegend August 25, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

          Actually, after the global thermonuclear war, the Earth will simply be the largest charcoal briquette in the galaxy.

        • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          It’s the only way to be sure. This system must not be allowed to spread beyond the Earth to infect other worlds.

  22. stonned August 25, 2023 at 11:10 am #

    Choreographed chaos … a specialty of the OLIGARCH INFANTILE NARCISSISTS that own this joint.

    Enjoy EACH new “installment” of BREAD & CIRCUS, goy, is brought to you by the ESSENTIAL ONES, who will be in bidness LONG after YOU are DUST.

    Goy are, well, goy, just like the Talmud says they are. Same as the OXEN in the field, with the brains to match.

    Maybe you’ll awaken from your stupor.

    Probably just in time to see the flash of the blade plunging into your throat and choking on your own blood.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      God has different plans.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 11:29 am #

        Indeed.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        So does our Man.

        It’s GAME ON now.

        And we get to see how the never-ending story ends.

  23. bobfitz03 August 25, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    The Left ploughs full steam ahead in a deceitful, hateful, and destructive quest for final and absolute power. The ability to suspend and abuse reality during this unholy war will be pushed to the limit.

    The central political asset of the Left in America is Barack Obama. The center piece on the Right is Donald Trump. They are the kings while all others are queens, bishops, knights, rooks, and pawns.

    The board was set before 2015. We’re well past the opening gambits. As game strategies unfold, we witness moves and counter moves. Pieces captured and sacrificed through sound tactics and blunders.

    The Left positions the machinery of the state while the Right consolidates the will of the people. Obama attempts to fork, pin, and skewer while Trump dodges the slings and arrows and judo flips buffoons.

    Will we see checkmate by November 2024? Will a clear outcome of the match be acknowledged by the players and hidden hands moving the pieces? Or will the game mutate and grind on?

    Time will tell.

    • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

      I hear you.

      It is interesting that the Constitution was written to divide power to many people instead of one. They hated the dominance of the King. The original Articles did not even have a president.

      Unfortunately, design by committee sucks. Legislatures are lousy administrators. Hence the creation of the Presidency.

      IMO, the removal of a president is too political, it should be judicial. Bozo presidents have hurt the US all through its history and the avenues to removing them are not there. States have recall elections, why cannot the US? Let the voters decide if the bozo they elected should be removed.

      Why is it that one person, Trump, Obama, or one family, Bush or Kennedy, can dominate national politics?

      How come RFK, jr. can have instant credibility by just showing up, because he is a Kennedy.

      Are we by definition already a dictatorship?

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      Truth is last to arrive. Wait well.

  24. Paula D August 25, 2023 at 11:36 am #

    I don’t know how other states do it, but in Illinois, the electors are chosen before the election, and are listed on the petition to be on the ballot.
    The Dems and Reps have it rigged so that they need very few signatures to get on the ballot, so very few people have ever seen such petitions, or signed one, or looked at the top of one if they did sign it.

    The electors are all listed there at the top. So why would they need to find new ones after the election? Unless Georgia has different laws about the electors.

    I know that Georgia is a state that has notoriously onerous ballot access laws.

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      Why would there be a “thing” to certify the electoral ballots unless you could also choose not to certify them? Empty ritual from the beginning? I don’t know. Maybe it became that because it never had to be used up to now. Use it or lose it. But what was the original intent?

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        I assume that it was another check, in the checks and balances system.

        If the election was stolen in November, by January the evidence would be in, so they set it up so that the election had to be certified.

        Now the Dems and the media insist that it is an empty ritual of rubber stamping.
        Why would anyone believe that?

        • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          Remember when Pelosi was all sanctimonious about protecting that little locked box the contained the electors on January 6th? Haha, boy what a national hero she was.

        • JohnAZ August 25, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          Paula

          Maybe because it took weeks to get information around the country, at the time.

          • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

            Now it takes years. Look how many people still think the 2020 election was honest.

            And they are the same ones who think the 2016 election was stolen.

            A bit slow, they is.

  25. Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 11:48 am #

    I came across a very good article on the questions Tucker Carlson should have asked Donald Trump, but didn’t.

    I realize there is almost no support for prosecuting any of the covid crimes, so many people are embarrassed by it, and since most of our “leaders” took part in it too they also want it to just go away.

    Even RFK Jr., for reasons best known to himself, has backed off the idea of actually doing anything about it, other than somehow making sure it never happens again.

    Fat chance of that. If crimes against humanity go unpunished, who are we to punish anybody for anything?

    BTW the shoplifting is the equivalent of the Lahaina fires. It induces people to vacate property someone ants for some other purpose.

    The covid lockdowns started the ball rolling. I am still seeing small businesses founder.

    These are good questions. Here are just a few:

    “What was shocking to me was when you seemed to pivot 180 degrees in just a few days, from saying that it would not be worse than a bad flu season, to announcing that we would throw everything we had at it, locking down the whole country, and investing trillions of dollars in keeping the economy shut down. It was especially surprising that you agreed to the economic shutdown. What made you change your mind?”

    “I’m going to be more specific on this, because a lot of information has come out suggesting that you changed your mind because your National Security Council, and related military and intelligence operatives, told you the virus was a potential bioweapon that leaked from a Chinese lab. Is that what you were told? Did they tell you millions of people would die and you would be responsible, if you didn’t follow their plan?”

    “Can you tell me who made the decision in the middle of March to invoke the Stafford Act in all 50 states at the same time (which had never been done before), and to put FEMA in charge as the Lead Federal Agency for pandemic response, when FEMA had no warning and no experience in this area at all? Who decided to remove HHS from the role of Lead Federal Agency, which it was supposed to have according to every single pandemic planning document before Covid? Did you make those decisions or did the NSC or other military or intelligence advisors tell you to take those steps?”

    “Were you in touch with leaders of other allied countries to coordinate the response to the pandemic? It’s pretty astonishing how all our closest allies ended up doing exactly the same thing at the same time. If you were not the one who was coordinating with foreign leaders, were you aware of that type of coordination going on – especially with the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Germany, and other European allies?”

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    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      Our leaders don’t want Covid19 to just go away. They want to do it again.

      They have their marching orders, and they march to the drumming of the WEF.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

        I’m getting hints at the job something is up.

        Will the world take it up the wazoo? Again?

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

          Seems to be what we do.

          • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

            We did the 1st time around, MQ. This time it’s different.

            *Knock on wood*

      • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

        It played well the first time around. I think they will use it for at least one more go-round. After that, introducing a new world-ending pandemic shouldn’t be too difficult.

        And just in time to defer – indefinitely – the 2024 election. But rest assured, Hillary will lead us to victory!

        (Just to be on the safe side, I should probably state now, for the record, that if I ever disappear for too long… Hillary did it!)

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

      ….there is almost no support for prosecuting any of the covid crimes, so many people are embarrassed by it, and since most of our “leaders” took part in it too they also want it to just go away…

      This is rich.

  26. redrock August 25, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    CLUSTERFUCK IS THE WORD. Congrats for seeing it coming.

  27. MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    The Shit Show has gotten so beyond ridiculous that all I can do is roll my eyes at the mugshot pageant.

    Of course, this is not only a Shit Show, but a Side Show, to distract from the real horrors the PTB are still putting into action against us.

    CBDC, chipping, AI, transhumanism, human trafficking, open border crises, Smart Cities, “natural disasters” that aren’t, more jabbing, etc. And of course, hiding the massive crimes of the Biden family & criminal enterprise including Obama, Clintons, Soros, etc. etc.

    Look over here at Trump’s mean mug while we pull the rug out from under you and force Smart City bullshit on your community. Hey we gave you Lime bikes and scooters, shut up and go for a merry jaunt about the town. Make sure to leave said bikes and scooters littered all over the trails to trip actual bikers and hikers, for extra enjoyment.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      Yep. The smart cities are going in right now, and nobody is talking about it.

      Probably because the political class knows they and theirs will be exempt.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        They do probably think that they will be exempt … but Satan is a liar and truly there are no good seats in Hell.

        • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          Hear, hear!

        • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:41 am #

          That’s a really deep thought, OG.

          How do you come up with this stuff?

      • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        The thing is Beryl, US cities almost without exception, as they exist now, are violent, squalid, shambolic, & crumbling; just raising them up to a base level of civilization where ordinary citizens aren’t pushed off subway platforms in front of moving trains, junkies aren’t defecating onto the pavement on Main Street, and dept.stores aren’t routinely looted, will take a Herculean effort and many billions of dollars. After they get that squared away … then they can start in with their ‘Smart City’ campaign.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          Or depop, Heckler. Depop would square all of that right quick; leaving historic downtown cores in its wake.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 11:57 pm #

            I’m all for depop – as long as I get to call the shots.

            I think all of us agree – we can’t get along with the rest of us.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 25, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          I moved.

          Probably not far enough, possibly enough to see it coming and make a further attempt to avoid the biggest shitballs, yet sustaining hits from the smaller ones.

          Maybe ‘further attempt’ will become ‘futile attempt’.

          “After they get that squared away…’

          I think DEW is Maui, test run, quick and simple. The dwellers you describe will be toast, charcoal side up.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

            There are sooo many more tests. Paradise, CA, and all those other communities that Debbie Lusigne reported on, with the trees intact but melted cars and houses incinerated.

            She died mysteriously last year, at only 54 years of age.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

          They seem to be starting “Smart City” crap in the suburbs.

      • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        Whites are too blame for Blacks pushing people in front of trains.

        The World according to Beryl

        • Beryl of Oyl August 25, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

          Oh Jarek.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 12:56 am #

            It sounds ridiculous because it is ridiculous. As if Black nations aren’t basket case kleptocracies.

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

        My neighbors are, they have no idea what’s happening big picture though, save a couple of people who have mentioned “15 minute cities” on NextDoor. I am guessing that soon that will be censored as well as the posts where at least 200 people complained about the new “bike and pedestrian-friendly” road layout they imposed on our neighborhood (it’s insane and ugly to boot).

        Julie Romanello is at war with the city of Tulsa, OK revealing the shit as it happens, they are a Smart City in the making. You can find her on FaceBook. She is doing amazing work trying to combat it.

      • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:42 am #

        Nobody here knew about it until about 6 months ago, either (except for a handful of us).

        Now we have the Fantastic Four warning us day and night.

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

      The misuse of a thing is no argument against the thing in itself.

      Aquinas

      And of course not an argument for it either.

  28. stelmosfire August 25, 2023 at 11:58 am #

    I can picture the Trumpster practicing that mug shot in the mirror on the flight all the way to Georgia. Perhaps with a few helpers. ” How’s this one?” Perfect!

    • Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

      I can picture the Trumpster practicing that mug shot in the mirror – stelmo

      ==========

      So true.

      I thought that mug shot was very flattering for Trump. What ever happened to the mug shots of old where some disheveled character in profile is all but convicted by the picture alone.

      • Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

        alone?

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

        “What ever happened to the mug shots of old where some disheveled character in profile is all but convicted by the picture alone.”

        Should be:

        Whatever happened to the mugshots of old, where some disheveled character in profile is all but convicted by the picture alone?

        Why don’t you check your grammar and spelling for typos before you post, Q?

  29. stelmosfire August 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

    Get your coffee mug here. Get it? coffee MUG. Trump cracks me up

    httpx://secure.winred.com/save-america-joint-fundraising-committee/storefront/never-surrender-white-coffee-mug/details

    • JackStraw August 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      He could use this to bring in the black vote now that he’s one of them.

      The Presidential OG.

      • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        My thoughts exactly! Says the inner city Black ghetto youth: “So’s what if I’m arrested, booked, and mug shot? Looka tha big man Trump that used to be President. I’ma good as him now!”

        • Amman August 25, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

          When Trump ‘blew up” in NYC in the 90s with GLITZY GRAND Real estate projects, the term “TRUMP IT UP” started being used.

          All the Banks were falling over each other, fighting to finance his projects. After pitching to him personally in his office, the Bank I worked for actually won. I asked one Amy Unger, RE Finance officer, “What’s he like? How’d it go?”

          She said He was very relaxed and cool. He just smiled after the pitch and said OK.

          Bankers Trust
          Park Avenue
          NY, ’94

        • Amman August 25, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          “TRUMP IT UP” was used by ambitious Black Youth.

  30. cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

    They can take the old US Constitution and shove it straight up Hillary Clinton’s nether regions.

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  31. Forced-to-subsist-on-small-game August 25, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

    All this stuff about Trump and Biden and the politics of the moment anymore. I’m all for the odd political post taking the broader view and placing it in our larger trajectory, but otherwise this is all such ephemeral stuff given we now have front-row seats to the greatest show humanity has ever been around to witness – the decline and fall of an 8-billion ‘strong’ global empire. This stuff is ecochal. “Trump” and “Biden” and who gets elected and who doesn’t and who stole the election and who wins the corruption sweepstakes and etcetera etcetera? Honestly, who cares at this point?. Flash in the pan stuff, and the players are interchangeable and it’s all going away anyway. More to the point, there is literally endless commentary on this stuff by political experts of all persuasions. So i vote “meh” to the politics of the USA of right now. Intelligent, informed, objective commentary on our decline and fall on the other hand, the larger picture… a paucity. So whaddya gonna fill the netwaves with?

    • Billy Hill August 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

      I’m down with ecochal. Eschew meh.

    • stelmosfire August 25, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      “So whaddya gonna fill the netwaves with?”

      ‘Possum recipes?

      • Forced-to-subsist-on-small-game August 25, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

        How about the stuff that is JHK’s forte that’s NOT what everyone else is going on and on and on about already? The Ectoplasm that is Joe Biden and the Citrus King of Narcissism will be dead in the blink of an eye, and some claque of dustmote assholes will take their place and it’s all just a trivial freakshow for which there is no redemption now. Akin to listening to rap music. It’s just not that engrossing.

        I’ve got the possum recipes covered, thanks.

        • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          If you have a copy of the “White Trash Cookbook” (from back in the 80s), it tells how to prepare possum. I haven’t looked at it lately, but I remember that it said, “You only eat possum in the winter.” Didn’t say why.

  32. Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

    And after just a little bit of digging we find that Vivek is being untruthful about his Soros family scholarship.

    He did it for the money, who wouldn’t?

    Despite him earning $2m that year.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

      Suckers wanna be suckered. This info will probably not deter them any more than his ties to WEF did.

  33. Amman August 25, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

    If and when America… confronts America, everyone will finally see the core – the pith of the country.

    This trial could be the gateway leading there.

  34. Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

    Whwn may we expect Stacey Abrams mug shot?

    She tried, but couldn’t make a career out of election meddling accusations.

    This is what happens when the lunatics take over the asylum.

    Equality

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      Then they tried to turn her into a runway model. One recalls the actress who played Precious in this regard. She has disappeared from the scene. If only Stacey would too. She not talented, unlike Lizzo.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      She is one that I hope someday will be smacked upside the head with a big wad of karma.

  35. FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

    Well … one thing is certain: IT’S COMPLICATED.

    I wonder if Mark Meadows is re-considering his decision to stymie Sidney Powell, General Flynn and Patrick Byrne’s election fraud remedy, which they presented to Trump in their daring, impromptu crashing of the White House on December 18, 2020?

    As I read the account by Byrne, I was truly depressed because Trump could have stayed in office if he had followed their plan. Initially he liked their idea and even appointed Sidney Powell as his Special Counsel, but then in the days afterwards nothing happened. Someone got to Trump. Byrne suspects Trump’s White House advisors, especially Mark Meadows. We may never know.

    Well … one thing is certain: Trump made a major misjudgement when he did not follow Flynn, Powell and Byrne’s remedy for the election fraud. For one thing he listened too much to an alcoholic Rudy Giuliani. He trusted the court system. Or, someone got to him. Because as soon as he left the White House, he no longer had the Power. And that’s what I saw and that’s what depressed me.

    As soon as the Democrats got into Power it was all over. Out came a myriad of little red devils romping across the body politic. Never again would they allow themselves to get into the situation they were in, in 2016. I can still remember that short video clip of George Soros telling someone at one of those meetings that the Cabal has, that Trump had to be whatever-you-want-to-call-it: let’s just say Trump would NOT win the 2020 election and leave it at that.

    This nameless Cabal, which we could nickname the Soros/Schwab Syndicate, has tremendous power and reach, world-wide. I find it difficult to believe that they could get themselves into the mess that’s going on now with all these “trumped-up” indictments. They are usually way ahead of the game. I mean, to paraphrase part of George Carlin’s monologue, “they own the judges”, all the way to the top. We have seen how the system of justice in America has been completely destroyed.

    No, I am not optimistic about there being a favorable outcome of all this. For one thing, I DO NOT TRUST DONALD TRUMP. He could have stayed President and avoided this shit-storm. I think it’s going to get much, much worse before (if ever) it gets better. And may the Lord have mercy on our souls.

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    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      What was their plan?

      • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        Read Byrne’s account which is below this.

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

      Read Byrne’s account. I was kept from providing a direct URL, but just google ‘How Trump lost the White House: Fateful Decision Day’ by Patrick Byrne.

      • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        Just summarize the Plan please. I’ve read some of the account previously. Trump wouldn’t even see these patriots toward the end.

        • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Don’t be lazy. I gave you the way to go get it yourself. Jeez.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            If you can’t summarize it in a few words, you don’t understand it. Or maybe it wasn’t spelled out by them?

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

            You’ve got to be kidding, Jar.

            You, who post pages-long screeds, rather than summarizing yourself?

            What a hypocrite.

          • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            I can be very succinct when I choose to be or needs be.

            I didn’t say that everything has to be brief, little one.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            It wasn’t about being brief. It was about you demanding a summary from someone, when you fail to provide them yourself for many an item.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 26, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            So, no summary then?

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 12:23 am #

            No one has ever asked me for a summary, Mary. I’d be thrilled if they did.

            I don’t write long posts anyway. I sometimes paste and copy long articles and then comment on them, usually briefly.

            You’re all mixed up.

          • Q. Shtik August 27, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

            I sometimes paste and copy long articles – Jar

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

            But in the other order, of course.

  36. Cankerpuss August 25, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

    “The Party of Chaos is running scared.”

    I don’t know Jim. I don’t see them being afraid of everything. They control everything and they know the people are asleep at the wheel spending all their time watching reality TV shows, downloading porn or obsessing about their genitals. I don’t see fear. I see them embracing their power, forcing their will upon the masses and loving every minute of it. They know they are untouchable. They know the Republicans are feckless and weak. They know the people are stupid and brainwashed. Our situation is awful. What they are doing to Mr. Trump will NEVER be done to Joe Biden, a worthless piece of chunt who has broken countless laws. The Republicans won’t do it.

    I’m truly afraid of what the future holds in this bankrupt, decadent, sham of a Country. My goodness how we as a nation have fallen.

    Truly embarrassing to behold what America has become.

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      Perfect take-away line Cankerpuss: ‘Our situation is awful’.
      Any other viewpoint would be laden with denial.

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

      No ones bought a G7 bond in 6 months.

      Plus there are some other Trillion USD dollar facts.

      That might scare some demon-rats.

  37. Paula D August 25, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

    It looks like Pirozhgin’s personal pilot is the one that blew up the plane. Apparently, it was his plane and he did some “repairs” on it before it took off, without him on it.

    He has now disappeared, just like the assassin of Darya Dugina, who was seen in Latvia and Switzerland before disappearing completely.

    I have no doubt he was highly paid for the dirty deed, and is already settling into his Miami mansion.

    Interpol issued a Red Letter alert for Julian Assange, but not for Darya’s assassin, and I’ll bet they don’t for this one either.

    Western values and all.

    Robert Barnes does a great job dissecting the lawfare against Trump, and the coddling of the Biden crime family here.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=Lfseib5n3Ww

    And I got a kick out of this one. They spend the first half hour trashing Bolton, with Sachs saying that Bolton has the knack of making everyone in the world hate him.
    I thought of Q, of course.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=J7zm3eMy_Ew&t=3835s

    • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      It is obvious that the US needed a diversion from the BRICS summit and the debacle in Ukraine.

      So they paid this dude to blow up the plane, right as the BRICS summit was going on, and countries around the world were clamoring to join.

      Just like the 2014 coup in Ukraine, as Russia was hosting the Olympics, and the Skirpal pay op, right as Russia was hosting the World Cup.

      • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        Most of the lemmings are currently fixated on that woman in California who got shot over a Pride flag, and they’re calling for the roundup and imprisonment of certain local (appears to be) republicans because of “stochastic terror.” So, what’s happening with BRICS and Ukraine is currently off their radar.

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

        Sounds about right.

        Good sleuthing on the pilot blowing up the plane, and then disappearing.

        Pretty much along the lines of what I thought.

        • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:15 am #

          Yeah, good work Paula.

          Way ahead of me. I’ve kinda been waiting for the dust to settle on the whole “Wagner Mutiny” thing.

          And I’ve got this whole conspiratorial matrix thing that new ideas have to plug into…

          Just living is getting distracting these days.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

            One has to step away from the online hysteria about this or that, for sure.

            I wonder if more is happening now, or if it’s just the fact we have access to it all, immediately, that makes it seem so.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

        “Sordid, terrible affair but mind you quite necessary” will be the worlds reaction to the end of his head honcho, Wagner group.

        “One more widow, one less white ni**er.” – OLIVERS ARMY

        • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

          (This)

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

      Putin wanted him gone. He gone! Russians don’t blink at such measures – which are the extension of politics by other means.

      Or are you against this but fine with the murder of the Czar and his family?

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      Oh wow Paula. This is the first explanation that has any meat on it of all the others. Most of which are WEAK. There was no head down crash with some control. This airplane was totally in free fall.

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      By the way Paula what was the source of this info?

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

        I got it from a commenter on Moon of Alabama.

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        His name is Artem Stepanov

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

        Oh, I guess the commenter was wrong about his disappearance.

        Russian investigators are talking to him.

        .agenzianova.com/en/news/morte-di-prigozhin-le-autorita-russe-interrogano-il-pilota-artem-stepanov-ha-avuto-accesso-al-jet-prima-del-decollo/

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

          The plot thickens.

  38. Ishabaka August 25, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

    Let me tie two things together: in Hawaii, the diversity hire in charge of water decided “water equity” was more important than saving children from burning to death.
    There is a regular meeting of neonatologists (doctors who take care of newborn babies who need intensive care), and the four top docs in North America hold a round table where they make recommendations for the best treatment based on the latest research. People are offended that the last time the four top docs were all White and male, so next time they will select lesser qualified women and brown people.
    It’s now clear the Woke religion trumps saving little children’s lives.

    • tuco22 August 25, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

      That’s how it was in the Soviet Union, too.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

      Of course.

      Every time.

  39. Mister Roboto August 25, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

    I think the Democratic Party at this point could write a whole book on How To Be Totally Self-Defeating.

    • FGB3 August 25, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      Nope Mr. R. They could write a book on how they were an important part of the 2021 Color Revolution in the United States.

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      They’re in Power. That title would better fit the Republicans.

    • JackStraw August 25, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

      I don’t know. It seems like they’ve destroyed everything for everyone.

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:35 pm #

      The Napoleon complex!

  40. Jarek August 25, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

    Carlos said, you’re either a man or a woman at birth. Or as John Galt would say, a is a. From that, all follows. If you deny that, nothing but error and disaster follows.

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    • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:22 am #

      Carlos? Carlos Casteneda? Did he say that? Which book?

      You can read Carlos Casteneda and Ayn Rand without your head splitting open?

      • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:00 am #

        Look up at my previous post just above this one. Each week I create a tapestry, a Tree of Meaning, where posts refer to previous and later posts. You need to study all my posts to understand all of them.

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          Hahaahahahahaaaa!!

          • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

            I think we’re in, “Sure, buddy,” territory.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            Spot on, @Anthea.

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 12:26 am #

            Maybe. He’s been sub-par lately. Scarcely better than you guys.

      • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 10:08 am #

        Hey, I’ve read Carlos Castaneda. You know that power he talks about in his books? Think Jannes and Jambres of the Old Testament (Pharaoh’s “magicians”).

  41. neurodoc August 25, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

    Given the divisive mendacity we are seeing with the court cases, they show just how crazy things will be once CW2 really gets started and goes hot.

    Then again, CW2 may have already started. Friends and former colleagues who are still living in dem shithole states and cities are telling me that they fear going out at night and are asking me about what guns to buy (many would have to purchase on the black market given where they live, but that’s not difficult). These are people, the former colleagues not friends, who have probably never touched a firearm and may well shoot self out of ignorance. But they are SCARED!!!!! So scared that they are willing to give up their life long anti-gun/anti-self defense stances to protect themselves and their families. Very interesting psychologically. (Most are too old to move or so they think).

    • Billy Hill August 25, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

      CW2 is already here, just not widely distributed. How it will manifest apart from the urban warfare and looting is anyone’s guess at this point but prepare to jettison your normalcy* bias.

      *(normality, that is, in case Q is monitoring neologisms)

      One of my favorite scenes in all drama was the made-for-TV movie The Day After depicting nuclear war. As the mushroom clouds were rising visible through the bedroom windows of the suburban home of the main characters, the wife/mother was busy making the beds on the verge of hysteria. Jason Robards bursts in and shouts something to the effect of “what are you doing? We have to get out of here!”

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:38 pm #

        In retrospect, psyops on the American people and the immigrants who were there. (Legally and otherwise)

      • tuco22 August 28, 2023 at 10:10 am #

        She was trying to hang onto something of what she knew to be the “old life” for a few more seconds.

  42. elysianfield August 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

    CFN’rs,
    Subway sandwiches survived the Jared Fogle outrage…but it will not survive this;

    https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/24/subway-sells-to-dunkin-owner-roark-capital.html

    Sold to a venture capital firm…what could possibly go wrong?

    • Jarek August 25, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

      Roark? Who can forget The Fountainhead. I need to read that again. Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead are the two Pillars of the Temple.

      The small man was the Samson who would have torn it down. And built another Temple and Fortress, stronger and more beautiful. But you would not have it.

    • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

      All sub sandwich bread will now be made out of leftover donuts.

    • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

      How can shitty sandwhiches possibly get shittier?

      • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

        Watch for them to raise prices of their already sub-par food. What does a Subway footlong even run these days?

        • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

          I think it ran Jared 30 years…

          I’ll be all week folks, don’t forget to tip your waitress… and try the house prime Rib Special!

      • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

        They have wood shavings or pulp or something in their bread.

        It’s disgusting.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

        Expired mayo?

      • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:29 am #

        They paid millions to answer that question.

  43. Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

    Changing the subject if I may…

    Evelyn, the home care person from Ghana that we employ, described to me this morning a new world record “shit explosion*” that she encountered when she ascended to the third floor with Peter’s breakfast. For your benefit I will forego repeating the revolting description.

    * Note: Evelyn never says “shit,” she always says “poop.”

    • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      I for one would love to hear about the revolting description. This would serve as a good way for us to take our minds off the shit storm that is currently swirling our country.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

      I’m not interested in hearing more about Peter’s torture, no.

      • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

        Excuse me while I get a few chuckles from the elder I’m abusing’s incontinence. I fired the Ukrainian who wanted a living wage and hired a Ghanian who has, unbeknownst to me, sold my social security number to her cousin back in Kumasi.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

          If only!

        • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:37 am #

          It’s far more amusing that you believe the elder is anything but a figment of Q’s imagination used to garner attention.

          Not the brightest bulb.

    • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

      Not me.

      I like your autobiographical stories.

      But , ” No poop , no pain ”

      was my motto.

      • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

        ” Peter’s torture ”

        Another reason I frankly don’t give a fuck about the knocking of cigarette smoking.

        Have you gotten a look at what typically happens to folks who live a bit too long ?

        I never yet saw a case that was pretty.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

          Pretty sure this guy is in his 70’s.

          I could be wrong.

    • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:30 am #

      Fire her.

      Now.

      Poop is un-American.

  44. Roundball Shaman August 25, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

    “What to make of this mugshot? Serious as a heart attack? I’d hate to be you on that fateful day? Table turner?”

    The sad-sack face that Trump made was a bad (yuge) mistake on his part. You know the Woke Dems are going to plaster that depressing mug shot endlessly on their campaign commercials. And the supposedly-media-savvy Trump should have known that and…instead… have a big wide grin on his face. Dem Wokesters can’t use that kind of happy face. But sometimes, Trump – who always believes he’s the Smartest Man in the Universe – isn’t even as smart as the camera person taking his mug shot.

    “Will the defendants be allowed to present evidence of serious irregularities in the 2020 Georgia election results?”

    They can’t. It is now against the law to question rigged elections. In fact, it’s now against the law to do almost ANYTHING that Dem Wokesters don’t like in their pre-adolescent (actually infantile) brains and ways of doing things. An entire big segment of Americans that will never grow up… who don’t want to grow up… who hate people who DID grow up… who only want to pound their fists on the table and pout and blat if they don’t get their way. What a way to run a Nation. Not even a good way to run a decent Day Care.

    “The Party of Chaos is running scared.”

    But Sane People are running even more scared. We are terrified that The Party of Chaos will get away with this (‘it’) again. Because at this point, who’s to stop them? Everything has become fully drowned in a Sea of Woke Insanity. People in leadership positions who are barely potty-trained. Yet, well versed on how to spread lots of shi…

    “Everybody knows that ‘Joe Biden’ can’t possibly run for another term…”

    Sure he can. Why, everybody knew he couldn’t run the FIRST time. So if he makes it to the frenzy of phony mail-in ballots now being filled out that will ‘elect’ him again… he will doom America to ‘Obama’s Fourth Term!’. And after that? To quote Paul McCartney…

    ‘Michelle… My Belle!… We love you, we love you… That’s all we want to say…’. That’s all you want to say if you’re a Dem Wokester, that is.

    And for the rest of America… how Trump looked in the mug shot is how we are ALL going to look one day.

    And that is no Georgia Peach of a future.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

      There are no mistakes.

      If Trump made a sad-sack or mad face for his mugshot, you can bet there were meetings, discussions, probably whole focus groups and surveys that were behind the decision on which face to make.

      • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

        Did you see the meme with the mugshot and a superimposed Lousiville Slugger resting on his shoulder?
        That was probably the best.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

          I haven’t seen any memes yet, can’t wait to.

          He looks kind of like an angry Dennis the Menace.

      • Roundball Shaman August 25, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

        MaryQueen: “If Trump made a sad-sack or mad face for his mugshot, you can bet there were meetings, discussions, probably whole focus groups and surveys that were behind the decision on which face to make.”

        No politician does anything without the focus groups telling him or her what to do next. But if THIS is what his group came up with… where is the winning strategy in ‘that’ look he has? He looks like a misbehaving kid who was just sent to the principal’s office. And then he was told to write on the blackboard for the next 3 hours. For the next month.

        And how does that look endear him to beyond the 40% of Americans who already support him and would do so if he were sticking out his tongue or even looking professorial?

        If that’s what his focus group told him… he needs to say YOU’RE FIRED…

        • tucsonspur August 25, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

          I disagree. I posted the following yesterday:

          Trump’s mug shot could have been a lot worse. The Golden Gangster of Gotham looks firm and steady and ready to fight, NY tough and NY rough.

          His look is spot on. Angry, defiant, gold still in the hair, with menace in the glare and moxie in the stare.

          At 77 years old and with what he’s facing, they may actually wind up killing him, literally.

          Should he look like a whimpering schoolboy, berated and spanked, with tears in his eyes?

          How about one of those Stan Laurel faces? A Pee Wee Herman?

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

          Hey, I didn’t say that all those people and methods mean the outcome makes sense. Just that it’s there, that I highly doubt the face he made was something he decided upon right there on the spot.

          He actually looks pissed off, and that is his “you’re fired” face, isn’t it?

        • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 11:36 pm #

          It won’t make any real difference in the negative sense.

          He chose “Blue Steel,” and that is more or less what I would expect .

          It still mystifies me that this guy can be so corny at times in terms of public presentation, but have been such a level-headed president (Coroneau aside).

          It is humbling on some level.

      • Islander August 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

        Sad sack?

        No. Angry. Head down, ready to charge.

        BTW I have started counting incidence and location of “sad” and “sadly” at this blog.

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

          Yeah I don’t see “sad” there at all. I see PISSED OFF and DETERMINED.

    • Qwibqwib August 25, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

      Sad Sack? ROFL! Dood, if you saw that man coming at you in a dark alley, you would piss your pants.

      • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 10:14 pm #

        “… if you saw that man coming at you in a dark alley, you would piss your pants.”

        Yeah, laughing.

        Then I’d probably knock him down and rob him (I’d retire after that), because, what else am I doing in a dark alley where I would run into this guy?

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

      That photo jibes with these times. It’s sober, defiant and determined a la steely.

      • Roundball Shaman August 26, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        Amman: “That photo jibes with these times. It’s sober, defiant and determined a la steely.”

        Leaders are supposed to LEAD, not just be a reflection of what is. We already know how We the People feel… we feel (as you say) sober, defiant, and (some of us are ‘steely’ but others have just given up).

        And as a leader who leads… he or she is supposed to convey strength and energy and wisdom and confidence – but most of all, a Vision For The Future. Maybe you guys do, but I don’t see any of that in ‘that’ look. I see anger and disgust and a bit of defeat and disbelief.

        The very best leaders were/are inspirational. They not only had/have a plan but they convey energy and inspiration to their followers. We need that kind of leader today. And I don’t see that kind of look coming from that mugshot or any of these ‘contenders’.

        In short, nobody is going to save us. We have to do that ourselves. And we should NOT have that kind of look on our faces.

        • Amman August 27, 2023 at 6:52 am #

          I’m sorry but these ideas sound inadequate. And now is not the time to be… inadequate. It’s the Long Emergency. The Fourth Turning.

          For example, the latest is some 1000+ plus Americans were incinerated in their homes. One could go ad nauseum on the news and what passes for news these days.

          That look will tell people these are serious times. It jibes with something is rotten as hell north of Richmond. If there is a hint of fury in it, well, injustice will do that to any man.

          I’m OK with it.

    • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:03 am #

      Sad-sack? He looks angry not sad. Perhaps that’s how he really felt? A smile might have been better – but only if genuine.

  45. Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

    If “our Democracy”, whatever that is, is threatened by the Party of Chaos, please enlighten me as to what party is the Party of Order.

    One small example, look at how Murdoch controlled the first GOP debate. The attendance list, the questions, the staged/planted “voters”, the issues.

    Every election cycle it is the same. The power brojkers determine who is tolerable.

    Our debates should be public, not private. Held at libraries or statehouses.

    There is no Republican Party. It is controlled opposition happy to see the disruptor of the system thrown into booking.

    It’s all a charade.

    It is certainly not a dmocracy.

    It was a republic if you could keep it and you couldn’t.

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    • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

      You’re all doomed, I tell you!

      Christ on a crutch.

    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

      It’s a Uniparty and they are all on the same page. They just play fight for the entertainment and control of the peasantry.

      • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

        And they tell everyone that the polls are (always) neck-and-neck to get you out there, to keep the charade alive

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

          Completely.

        • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 11:33 pm #

          Doomer pron.

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

        Control or, if you prefer, regulation.

        Plus a new thing – Experimentation. -_-

      • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

        Basically “kayfabe.”

  46. cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled fighter jets Friday after an aircraft was detected too close to President Biden’s location.

    Alarms were activated at NORAD when a civilian aircraft was detected in the temporarily restricted area of Lake Tahoe in Nevada on Friday morning. President Biden has been vacationing on the California side of the lake since Tuesday.

    “Two NORAD F-16 fighter aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin responded to a civilian aircraft that violated a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this morning,” NORAD wrote in a statement.

    “During this event, the fighter aircraft dispensed flares – that may have been visible to the public – to gain attention from the pilot. Flares were employed with the highest regard for the safety of the intercepted aircraft and people on the ground,” the statement continued.

    The civilian aircraft violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations by flying into restricted airspace surrounding the current location of the president.

    After intervention by NORAD fighters, the unauthorized aircraft was escorted out of the area without incident.

    “The situation was resolved without incident and with no impact to the President,” the White House told the press later the same day.

    According to the FAA, “No person may operate an aircraft over or in the vicinity of any area to be visited or traveled by the President, the Vice President, or other public figures contrary to the restrictions established by the FAA and published in a NOTAM.”

    Biden and his family are staying at an exclusive home on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Nevada this week amid the special counsel investigation into his son Hunter.

    According to the White House, the Bidens are renting the $18 million home of environmental activist, businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer at fair market value for a nine-day vacation following the president’s trip to Hawaii to survey damage from the recent devastating wildfires.

    Biden is being joined on the vacation, which began Tuesday, by first lady Jill Biden, their daughter Ashley, son Hunter, his wife Melissa Cohen, their son Beau, and a number of grandchildren.

    • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

      Why the hell are re-posting this inconsequential story?

      • cowbell81 August 25, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        Because it shows just how paranoid this administration is. They probably thought the plane was from Russia, part of Putin’s brigade or something.

        • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

          Don’t listen to him, CB81. I’m glad that you posted it.

          CFN is not about scooping AP. It is paramount that posters be allowed (and even expected) to toss out topics for discussion. Some kites catch an updraft while others smash into the earth. Both are fine. Ted Williams got put out 6 of 10 times in one of the most storied seasons of all-time [1941].

          Edgy should either join a topic or scroll on by (like a man) but it appears that he’s so edgy that he somehow feels that we should all only discuss his drivel.

          • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

            I think you’re on the spectrum… the retarded one.
            And, yes, parrot your sophmoric “ad hominem” ad nauseam

          • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

            It is not an ad hom to admonish your uncivil behaviour, child.

            You make this place worse with unnecessary confrontation like:

            Why the hell are [you] re-posting this inconsequential story?

            Smarten up.

          • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

            Yes, Edgy, it would be sophomoric to call being called “retarded” an ad hom.

            You are too much.

            ***
            Ted Williams went 6-for-8 in a double-header in Philly against the Athletics on Sept. 28, 1941 to finish the season with an amazing BA of .406.

            Just ten weeks later, completely out of the blue, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour thus dragging a reluctant US populace into World War II.

          • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 7:08 pm #

            Don’t get genocidal dr dork

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

            O.G. is absolutely the LAST commenter here who should be deciding who makes this place worse.

            Good lord. He is really living in la la land these days.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:05 am #

            Thank God for Herr Zonk. He’s stoned on the Bible. And as for Stonner, even a stone can be a teacher or Buddha.

      • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

        It’s more interesting than your comments on Subway, Edglet.

        Ponder that.

        Or maybe don’t.

        Not sure I want to see the result.

        • Edge Lord August 25, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

          Night Owl get back to searching Johanns Liste for Mann sucht Mann, um Sex mit seiner Frau zu haben

          • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

            Pro tip: Don’t use online translators, dim.

      • Islander August 25, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

        At first I thought maybe the point was to contrast the speed of NORAD deployment over Lake Tahoe as compared to over the Pentagon and the WTC on 9/11.

        But the Lake Tahoe details went on too long.

    • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

      Ashley and Hunter going to go at it again?

      Spicy.

      • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

        Zilch.

      • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

        I have to admit, that was the first thing I thought.

        • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

          I can’t imagine how bizarre it must be to live that life.

          Any time you see your half sibling, you look at her and recall how she fellated you.

          • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:57 pm #

            Given how often you post about it, sounds like you do, as well.

          • Night Owl August 26, 2023 at 12:16 am #

            Mary Q-Anon weighs in.

            LOL.

          • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:47 am #

            Hunter’s not thinking about the last time, he’s thinking about the next time.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            So is Night Owl…

          • Amman August 26, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

            It’s curious how you two became tangential.

          • Night Owl August 26, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

            I’d be down on everyone and everything, too, if I were a cat lady.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

            I most enjoy that everything N.O. says and thinks about me is wrong, but I do know what he’s about, since he brags about himself so often.

            😉

          • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:31 am #

            Meow!

    • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

      They shot up flares in the dried-up Sierra Nevadas?

      Wow, can anyone guess what I wish, most fervently, would have resulted from that?

      Poetic justice is rare in real life, I guess.

      • Paula D August 25, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

        The colonists fought a war to separate from the monarchy.

        Now we have taxpayers paying for a retreat for the royal family, which includes restricting even the airspace above them from the plebes. For above a week, to boot.

        Why does Biden need a vacation anyway? And why are his worthless children living it up on our dime?

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

          Is that level of protection for the president in the Constitution?

          Where do they get it?

          It’s ridiculous. A president should be a man of the people. He should be able to walk (or fly) among us. If he’s a corrupt POS that people want to kill, well, that’s on him.

          • stelmosfire August 25, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

            I’m sure the other rich folk with lake homes were thrilled to have half the lake shut down at the top of the season.

          • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:51 pm #

            Mister we could use a man like Andrew Jackson again

          • Paula D August 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

            I remember back in the Cheney years, when Bush the Lesser went to some conference in Germany.

            He stayed on a warship tethered to a dock, and the airspace was restricted, plus the streets were blocked off. The residents were pissed. It wasn’t even their president and they were greatly inconvenienced.

            Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez went out and barhopped with the plebes, drinking and carousing and having a great time. No one harmed a hair on his head.

            Of course, that courage made him an easy target for the Deep State. Later on, he got an aggressive cancer that took him out. I think they gave it to him when he came to the UN opening and gave that “I smell sulfur” speech that I loved so much.

        • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

          800,000 dimes a month last time I counted, but that was awhile ago…

  47. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

    ” What do illiterate peasant farmers, convicted felons, and the criminally insane know about designing and manufacturing rockets? ”

    — Nicklethrower

    A great many things in the Third Reich were compulsory volunteer.

    But the SS was a bit more like the Cheerleader Mafia.

    ” illiterate peasant farmers, convicted felons, and the criminally insane”

    Granted , Werner von Braun didn’t fit into any of the above descriptions I think.

    My not – popular take away is that resumes don’t necessarily mean much.

    • Islander August 25, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

      Calling Q . . .

  48. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

    ” AMERICA IS BANKRUPT! ”

    — Cankerpuss

    In three words , my humanitarian reason for opposing all these wars.

    But I’m an asshole anyway.

    I reckon another thing the USA has in common with Russia is that both are fantastically rich countries.

    But I surmise the situation is a bit like that family in Holcombe Kansas Truman Capote wrote about ;

    They own a thousand acres , but if you raid their house you won’t come up with 50 dollars.

    • BackRowHeckler August 25, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

      There’s video out there, some Youtuber drives out to the Clutter house in Holcomb, Kansas. Yes, the house is still there, looking much like it did in the late 50s, sparse & utilitarian, set on the end of a long, straight road on a treeless plain. Holcomb might have been a thriving farm town in the early 60s when Truman Capote arrived, but now it looks pretty bleak & abandoned.

      • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

        Now you have done it .

        I will have to look that up some time.

        Though that would be terrifically sad.

        Western Kansas , like Appalachia , was the only scenery I ever loved.

        East Germany and New Orleans had little to do with scenery.

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          Some consider the novel, “In Cold Blood,” to be the most perfect one ever written.

          I read it twice, and since the last time was quite a few years ago, I should probably revisit it. I do remember it was incredible. Worth a read, for sure.

      • Disaffected August 26, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        Pretty interesting. I would have thought it would be further out in the sticks, as it’s just outside of town. Center pivot irrigation out in that part of the country always looks interesting when viewed from above, as well. Speaks to the long term viability of cultivating that land once the water gets scarce. Funny how the Starkweather murders coincided so closely with the Cutters’. Some bad juju going around the mid-west at about that time. I was born in Omaha in 1957, so who knows? Maybe I was the harbinger for all this? Yikes!

  49. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

    ” Ayn needed a good editing, imho. “Get to the point already!” Reading one of her tomes is not a pleasure – it is a mission. ”

    ” Yes. Taking a page and a half to explain how Dagny lights up her cigarette can get tedious. ”

    Lol , so the other night I had nothing better to do , so I figured it was time to do your own blog – kind of thing , but without the blog.

    So I worked on another story.

    The miss – deeds of a girl like me , except she is a pasty – white red head who owns a horse — a Trakehner — a Prussian cavalry mount — no idea how expensive that would be.

    Has her own ballet exercise room.

    So anyway our girl goes to summer camp , first day of camp , and is taking a breather in her tent when in walks one of her new tent mates.

    Paula Pretty Pony.

    The girl is Cherokee and Choctaw , and jokes that maybe her drunk Indian mother was blasted when she named her.

    Well , it’s a word document , so I can only guess – ti – mate how many pages this is.

    I would say it’s about ten pages.

    Granted , their conversation sounds a bit like an N.W.A. song ,

    but that’s all that happens .

    Talk , an introduction.

  50. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

    Trump ?

    Maybe Al Capone and tax evasion ?

    I suspect , but can’t prove , that they went with tax evasion because accounting makes peoples eyes glaze over.

    His other activities were kinda interesting ,

    and I’m certain his services appealed to more than just little people and marginals.

    Sorta like Eppstein ;

    Surely Eppstein had clientele ??

    But never mind. ^-^

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  51. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

    ” Who can forget The Fountainhead. I need to read that again. Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead are the two Pillars of the Temple. ”

    — Jarek

    The author was a Jew , and female , and rumor was , fucking everybody.

    You’re an odd duck too.

    • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

      Ayn and Jaros sittin’ in the bunker

      K-I-S-S-I-N-unker…

      Reading Rand, is to reason, as cutting my eyeballs with torn corrugated cardboard is to my eyes.

      Did you fall down the basement steps again, Jars?

      • Amman August 25, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

        Yes, it was also unfair to human decency to write like that.

        • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:34 am #

          Yes, absolutely – but do you mean, like he did, she did, or I did?

          • Amman August 26, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

            She. As in Rando.

    • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:12 am #

      Ayn’s aesthetic ideal was tall Aryan blondes. Yet she eschewed Nazism. So she was deeply conflicted.

      I’m more the Midas Mulligan type, ok if you like that kind of thing.

      Galt was a submerged superman, hiding his brilliance under a cap and overalls. Most people only see clothes, so it’s effective.

  52. Billy Hill August 25, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

    AQUEWSTION OF GRAMMAR

    • Dr Zonk August 25, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

      My Grammar grown up on the farm.

    • Billy Hill August 25, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

      OOPS. Not only caps lock, but pilot error.

      Anyway…..

      Was thinking: Which is correct?

      “It’s like, so over…”

      or: “It’s so, like, over…”

      I am informed the serial comma or the Oxford comma…have import here… not sure of the results.

      • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

        Both sound Valley Girl to me.

        So I’m like totally down with both.

      • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

        Neither is correct. Delete the “like” and resubmit.

      • Night Owl August 25, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

        Put a comma before the like in sentence one. Then take your pick.

        The commas here simply set off the item in the clause that is non-essential.

        • Islander August 26, 2023 at 10:48 am #

          Comma needed both before and after “like.”

          It is basically an interjection.

          • Night Owl August 26, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

            That is exactly what I said.

          • Islander August 27, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

            No, that is not what you said.

            You said:

            “Put a comma before the like in sentence one.”

            You did not say also to put a comma after “like.”

  53. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

    ” Maria Sharapova ”

    ” 6’2? she was! Never knew that. What an athletic beauty! I don’t particularly like watching tennis at all, but if I have to, I like the women’s better. Far too much emphasis put on the power serve by both sexes. ”

    — Dissaffected

    Keep that shit up , and someday someone might accuse you of being my sock puppet.

    Saw a headline the other day involving Martina Navratilova.

    Now she’s a freak.

    She might be all steroids …. or maybe she is ” naturally ” like that ?

    Anyway , so the freak who was a freak when freak wasn’t cool ,

    apparently said that pushing 8 year olds to choose their sex was bullshit.

    I was somewhat gratified.

    • Disaffected August 25, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

      LOL! Exceptional minds think alike!

      • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

        Actually I adore womens tennis , pretty much the only sport I do like to watch.

        Cute White girl in a miniskirt under fantastic pressure having a cerebral melt – down in front of everybody , except she can’t.

        The closest thing I suppose you will ever see to live footage of a girl on a battlefield.

        but the premium channels are the exception , not the rule , in my life.

        The last time I tuned in , Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert were a rivalry , with Tracy Austin beautifying things occasionally.

        The next time I tuned in , it was Maria Sharapova and a shit load of other Eastern Europeans.

        • KesaAnna August 26, 2023 at 12:02 am #

          I have never figured out the scoring system in womens tennis.

          All I know is at the end of the match ( and I watched the whole match )

          one girl looks relieved , and the other girl looks like she needs a therapist , or needs to roll a joint.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            I am a tennis player. What do you want to know about the scoring/what part is confusing to you? I am not surprised, BTW, because it is very odd.

            So is ping pong scoring.

            And now I am playing pickleball, and that scoring is like a cross between ping pong and tennis.

            THAT scoring I am still learning and would not be able to explain well.

          • Q. Shtik August 26, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            I have never figured out the scoring system in womens tennis. – Kesa

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

            Well, for starters, the scoring in women’s (note the apostrophe to make it possessive) is the same as in men’s tennis.

      • Disaffected August 26, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        Yes! Who doesn’t like shapely young athletic women sweating gracefully in public? I ask you!

        But they do need to raise the net a few inches or deaden the ball to liven the game back up again. The power serve has ruined it for me. Basically their version of baseball’s homerun derby.

  54. Q. Shtik August 25, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

    On Oct 20th the spouse and I will be attending my 65th HS Reunion (for the arithmetically challenged, I graduated in 1958). So I went looking for my 1958 Yearbook to take with me. Didn’t find it but did find some pamphlets from previous reunions.

    For the 35th reunion the committee asked each attendee to write about their lives over the previous five years since the last reunion. My pamphlet entry read as follows:

    Q. Shtik writes that “Sprinkled through the humdrum of life at our age, there are invariably some highlights (however dim they may be) that one might list in a classmate pamphlet.” Listed below are a few things that he’s been up to during the past 10 years (he missed the 30th reunion).

    * Trekked across Asia on foot
    * Bungee jumped from Sear’s Tower in Chicago
    * Had 1-night stand with top Victoria’s Secret catalogue model
    * Hit the Pick-6 Lottery for $11 million
    * Paddled across the Pacific alone in a kayak
    * Worked with the underground to bring down the Berlin Wall
    * Won the senior division of the Boston Marathon
    * Sold IBM short at $165 and covered at $42
    * Took 2nd place in the World Straight Pool Championships behind
    Willie Mosconi
    * Broke Mike Tyson’s jaw in a barroom brawl
    * Signed with Simon & Schuster to publish my History of Mankind
    Since The Creation
    * Submitted a promising AIDS cure to the FDA for approval
    * Video taped the graduation of my 17 year old from Harvard Medical
    School

    and finally………

    * In October I will be presenting to a conference of physicists and mathematicians at Princeton University a proof that E, in fact, does NOT equal MC squared.

    • Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

      To think I thought Armand was possibly the World’s Most Interesting Man

      But hey, you got the lottery part right. (Despite being someone who has earned your undying admiration – fairly easily, I must admit – I hope you won’t embarrass me with to extravagant a share…)

    • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm #

      My high school ( which I never actually attended , but I loved some of those characters regardless ) reunion was interesting

      ( to watch from afar ) .

      Again , I’m not psychic , but everyone I could investigate turned out as I could have predicted at age 13.

      • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:40 am #

        Where were you when I as 13?

        • Blackbird August 26, 2023 at 12:49 am #

          Never mind, that would have been bad for both of us.

      • Q. Shtik August 26, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

        My high school ( which I never actually attended , but I loved some of those characters regardless ) reunion was interesting – Kesa

        =========

        ^This^ sentence is confusing. Was it high school that you did not attend or was it your high school reunion you did not attend?

        If it was the second option your sentence should have read “My high school reunion (which I never actually attended, but I loved some of those characters regardless) was interesting.”

        BTW, note that I fixed your spacing.

    • elysianfield August 26, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      Q,
      Well, I should mention, for your and Berrie’s edification, that I stayed in a Holiday Inn one night….

  55. Blackbird August 25, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

    What do I think of Trump’s mugshot?

    I like it.

    A meme for our moment. A fake, wrapped in a fake, inside a fake.

    I like Trump’s aggressively defensive stance, since the charges against him are ridiculously transparent.

    That this is an attempt at character assassination is obvious to anyone but the accessories to this crime (about 40% of the US pop. at last count).

    The character being assassinated isn’t Trump however, it’s his supporters. Trump is the cross to which they are being nailed.

    Trump’s poor acting skills come through in the photo – just as they have in the 8 years leading up to it.

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    • MaryQueen August 25, 2023 at 11:54 pm #

      I find his grimace cartoon-worthy, and funny.

      It’s a great sign of our times, the utter ridiculousness of it.

      • Edge Lord August 26, 2023 at 8:39 am #

        There needs to be a side-by-side.
        Soros, with head tilted back, laughing.

        Trump genuinely loves the United States. Why shouldn’t he? Wealthy, living in NYC, dalliances with models and beautiful women, celebrity, having his name all over enormous buildings. He’s the prototype and definitive American Alpha. Rich, famous, obnoxious, and proud.

        Then we have George Soros. Grew up turning against his own in a concentration camp. Short, ugly, fat, foreign, he built a career on taking and breaking. He hates the United States, and has done everything he can to tear it all down. He’s the prototype vengeful Beta. Deceitful, cunning, plotting, and destructive. Not content on disrupting politics at the top, he decided to make the lives of the hoi polloi miserable as well: riots, protests, crime, theft, neglect, disorder. He is also obnoxious, but for entirely different reasons.
        Here at the bottom, you don’t have to like either, or side with either, or support either.
        But you should reflect, and examine your feelings towards this place. It doesn’t have much longer.

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          Why do you assume I don’t “reflect and examine my feelings toward this place.” Whatever that means.

          • Edge Lord August 26, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

            Not you specifically.
            The general pop.

            Some people are happy if it goes away, some want a return to the salad days

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            I do like your take on Soros, that seems to be about right.

            What a horrible evil POS he is.

        • astera August 27, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

          @ EdgeLord, thank you.

  56. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

    ” O.G. is absolutely the LAST commenter here who should be deciding who makes this place worse. ”

    Gotta admit I’m relieved. Better him than me.

    ” BTW I have started counting incidence and location of “sad” and “sadly” at this blog. ”

    Alas , no BFF , no romance , for us apparently regardless.

    ” LOL! Exceptional minds think alike! ”

    <3

    • Islander August 26, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      Who/what is O.G.?

      • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        “Dr. Zonk” is a new sock used by a guy who went by O.G. Hawkins, who was, for a few months, a disruptive commenter here. O.G. was banned a couple of times, but returns under other names.

        You were commenting and reading at the same time O.G. Hawkins was. I think his initial ban was about a year or a year and a half ago. I may be off in my timeline.

        He used to post his insane emails to his ex-wife’s attorneys, and brag about his high IQ, but also whine that he couldn’t get a job because he’s a victim of the system; e.g., the professional world that doesn’t allow drunks to hold steady jobs. Some of those posts were funny, but then he started disrupting the comments section by launching vicious attacks on several people here, and going on long nonsensical and angry rants, resulting in his ultimate banning.

        IIRC, several people here, including Jarek, were big fans of his. Jarek especially seemed to enjoyed O.G.’s frequent attacks on women.

        • Islander August 27, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

          OK, Thanks.

  57. KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

    ” Reading Rand, is to reason, as cutting my eyeballs with torn corrugated cardboard is to my eyes. ”

    Like Kunstler , I have never actually read her books.

    The fascination for me is HER , not her writing.

    Not sure about Kunstler

    • Amman August 25, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

      Be sure.

    • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      That’s how I feel about a lot of writers and artists. I prefer reading their biographies to perusing their works.

      • Amman August 27, 2023 at 7:01 am #

        There’s an idea. Who, really now, is Jim Kunstler?

  58. chola3 August 25, 2023 at 10:59 pm #

    Maybe you americans are really exceptional but in us shithole countries, election frau… err irregularities of such a scale in 2020 cannot be possible unless both major parties cooperated.

    Politicks got to do what politicks got to do. They need to remove this loose cannon and they did it.

    If Trump is not a candidate, it will be back to normal; e.g small hanky pankies to sideline such pain like RFK junior, Tulsi etc.

    Of course, in shithole countries like mine, you would have seen Trump, Tulsi and RFK create a new party: win a few states, many counties, and after a few tries win the national election.

    Guess you guys are too exceptional.

    • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

      East Germany had a legislature , with several parties.

      My fav was the farmers party. Pretty pine green and brown logo.

      I never then ( ? ) thought the United States was anything but Tammany Hall in an updated costume.

      • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

        ” Pretty pine green and brown logo. ”

        Woodsie Owl reminded me of it.

        Still a fan of Woodsie Owl I am.

        Next time I got money to spend for shit I don’t need , I’m gonna get me a Woodsie Owl plushie.

        Just discovered there was such a thing the other day.

        • KesaAnna August 25, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

          Actually saw one once — in 1976.

          But our girl didn’t have the money.

          Somehow NEVER forgot that five minutes lust in 1976.

          I wouldn’t think anyone would even remember Woodsie Owl now , much less that anyone would be making a Woodsie Owl plushie

          • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

            I wish bell-bottoms would come back.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            I think they are on their way, Anthea.

            Wide leg jeans are in style.

    • astera August 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

      @chola3 – if it were only this (trump/tulsi/rfkjr)

  59. hustled enough August 25, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

    Hi JHK Admin,
    4 indictments–four criminal cases, and I find it interesting that you get exercised by the “mugshot seen around the world.” Did the DA really “force” Trump, charged with criminal activity by the way, to get a mugshot? Isn’t a mugshot part of the normal processing that criminal suspects go through in the American system? The temerity of Georgians to treat Donald Trump like any other member of this society! I think the President has received a GREAT deal of deference up to this point; don’t you in his previous arrests? I would also add, the decision to follow these normal procedures lay with the County Sheriff, Pat Labat and not Ms. Willis, right? So, why make this claim?

    “Ms. Willis’s case hinges on a number of novel propositions. First, that it is somehow against the law to object to the outcome of an election.” I guess asking a state official to find 11000 + votes for you is somehow “objecting to the outcome of an election”? Sure, but is a helluva lot more than just that–you know, shaking down officials to declare him the winner without the evidence to make it stick. The question will be if Ms. Willis can tie that into a convictable criminal conspiracy led by Donald Trump to overturn what even Fox had to admit was an election without actual evidence of sustained or widespread fraud. I know that DT was butt-hurt by Fox’s craven desire to avoid having to pay BILLIONS in damages for malicious damage to reputation, and got away with just >3/4 billion dollar settlement and acknowledgement that their coverage was BS; but hey, can DT expect loyalty when he offers so little in return?

    Will Trump be allowed to submit evidence of irregularities? Well, why didn’t he do this back in 2020 and 2021 when he had ample opportunity to do so in the court cases he raised against “the stolen election”? Well, he didn’t; those cases were dismissed because hearsay is not going to cut it. And it still won’t, so, what would he present that is such a bombshell that he already hasn’t. Or is it that document that he promised to release and then, for whatever reason, couldn’t? In any case, I hope that Ms. Willis calls on a speedy trial for all defendants. I am sure that the sight of DT reduced to smallness defending a criminal indictment will be empowering for all his supporters.Especially when he ducks actually getting on the stand, because no defence attorney in their right mind would allow DT anywhere near a prosecutor in real time.

    • tucsonspur August 26, 2023 at 5:37 am #

      Temerity of Georgians? How about the temerity of one, Fani Willis? Racial motivations are also in play, as with Alvin Bragg. Both campaigned using a get Trump message. A black sheriff in Fulton County boasted that he couldn’t wait to get Trump’s mug shot.

      Millions upon millions questioned the 2020 election results. How could one do otherwise when the likes of those two got so many votes? Biden-Harris? Look at us now!

      Why not mention all of the lies, the deceit, and tyranny of the Left ever since 2016 when the Dems attempted a soft coup to get Trump out of office with the Russia Gate hoax? His persecution continues to this day, with relentless lawfare and the continuation of a double standard of justice. Documents at Mar a Lago? What about Biden and other former presidents?

      Bragg’s case in NYC? ‘Some wondered why Bragg revived a case he had appeared to leave for dead just months ago. Others questioned the specifics — like how Bragg was able to elevate the “falsification of business records” charges against Trump into felonies, a move that requires evidence that Trump attempted to conceal a second crime. Still others focused on the delay in bringing charges — six years after the core underlying conduct — and anticipated that Trump will seek to toss the case for exceeding the statute of limitations.’

      What about FBI instigators like Ray Epps at the Jan. 6th protest? What about the DOJ’s treatment of mere bystanders in its aftermath, its overreaching roundups? What about swat teams at Mar a Lago? The raid on Roger Stone in the wee hours with automatic weapons and CNN on the scene to broadcast intimidation? The list really does go on and on.

      You should be outraged at what is obviously occurring here, election interference and the attempted removal of a leading candidate from the presidential race. What about the corrupt business practices of the Bidens? What about those 50 signatures from the intel agencies saying that the Biden laptop was a Russian hoax so old Joe could hold them up and help himself get elected? The damn list is almost endless.

      Your focus should not be on what Trump may be able to submit and other legal proceedings, but on the overarching fact that the Left is trying to steal the upcoming election by removing a powerful, possibly victorious candidate from the race.

      Forget Trump on the stand. Half the nation knows who really should be up there defending themselves. The way things are going, maybe more than half.

      • tucsonspur August 26, 2023 at 5:41 am #

        There are more ways than one to ‘steal’ an election. You can do it with lies and deceit.

      • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        Observation

        The Left, no, the Deep State where there is very little Right, has control of the judicial system.

        What gets presented in any of Trump’s trials will depend on the judges presiding.

        That should be scary for Trump and his minions.

        Look at it this way. The Deep State has alienated 50% of the population, the populists, Trump’s base. The other half are either hidebound Leftists or on the Federal tit. Dependency has become a huge problem for this country. Look at the streets of California for visual proof of this statement. These homeless folks are NOT all insane druggies, they are economic detritus that the Left just wants to ignore as they are representative of the futility of every Leftist economic policy.

        So the Deep State is observing what happens when you socialize an economy. What to do?

        Well, Trump is the populist representative, the obviously sole representative, of Joe Average. He is the one that knows that the salvation of what is left of the US is the destruction of the federal tit, the reduction of dependency on the government.

        So, the Deep State is throwing the book at him, every single possible thing they can dream up. Even the RINO wing is in there, ie the East coast GOP, as evidenced by Christie at the debate. The ear shattering boos from the audience are a testimony to the feelings of the Trump base. Christie should be protecting his glass house.

        So, IMHO, the election is going to be decided over the next two years not by voters, not by parties but by judges. If Trump goes into ignominy by the actions of judges, the Left will triumph in 2024 as conservatives everywhere will give up hope. After all, that is what Trump represents, the hope the people have that things in DC can be changed. Without that hope focus, the remaining GOP candidates will be cannon fodder for the Deep State machine.

        Including all those “unbiased judges”.

        We live in perilous times.

      • Qwibqwib August 26, 2023 at 10:57 am #

        He was also acquitted on these charges two times before, so this recent prosecution is “double jeopardy” as defined in the constitution. This is illegal and will surely be thrown out, maybe not until the supreme court, post haste…

      • hustled enough August 26, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

        Hi tusconspur,
        You ask a lot of questions. Here are my thoughts–be warned, I offer questions in return!
        a. The claims you advance in favour of Mr. Trump’s “stolen election” claim had the opportunity to be litigated in courts of law with the presentation of REAL evidence, not just hear-say. Mr. Trump has time and again failed to avail himself of offering such evidence. One must ask–does he have any? Because correlation does not equal causation.
        b. Did law enforcement act in an over-zealous manner? Probably. That should be investigate and where law officers broke the law, be prosecuted. But that does not negate the fact that plenty of people have been arrested and CONVICTED of crimes based on EVIDENCE in criminal proceedings dealing with 6 January 2020. Are they all “stitch-ups”? And sadly–SWAT teams serving warrants in the way you talk about happen all the time in this country–and ordinary folks like you and me get caught in the middle of that. And that doesn’t change the system. Why is that? Because we allow our various levels of government to do that–and that happened when Mr. Trump was President and it would happen even if Mr. Trump become President again. Or is it that we should owe more deference to Mr. Trump and Mr. Stone, because they are special? Shouldn’t we all be treated as “special” and be free from such tactics?
        c. You might want to review the speeches made by folks on the stage before it went down on 6 Jan–those folks might have been saying a little of–be calm, be peaceful, but they were also saying a lot of: be forceful, be active, be ready to fight, be patriots–get ready to rumble to save the Republic! Epps. One guy amongst many thousands–and do you want to hang this on him?. Did you notice all the other folks, the Proud Boys, etc? Are they FBI provocateurs, now? Do you really believe that?

        As for this claim: “Your focus should not be on what Trump may be able to submit and other legal proceedings, but on the overarching fact that the Left is trying to steal the upcoming election by removing a powerful, possibly victorious candidate from the race”

        Plenty of people on the conservative right would like to see Trump removed from consideration. Not just the Left. And I don’t agree with you. The former President stands accused of criminal activity and is clearly–from what he says and what he does–not interested in the rule of law. That “rule of the law” is CENTRAL to our love of the Constitution. Donald Trump thinks that reverence for the Law ifs a chump’s game. A sucker’s bet. He revels in getting around the law. So, yes–it matters. And here is the kicker–convicting him of any or all of these crimes does not stop him from running for President. So, have confidence in your guy–and if he is convicted of any of these crimes–vote for him.

        You believe in him, tusconspur. If you or Mr. Trump can present facts that show that those in power subverted justice and brought false charges against him, I will change my mind. But if he doesn’t, and keeps up this dog and pony stunt show what will you do? But I read the indictment from Mr. Smith. The guy is careful and he has evidence. I look forward to Mr. Trump showing us that this evidence is not as good as Mr. Smith thinks it is.

        • tucsonspur August 26, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

          While ‘believing’ in Trump I also recognize his shortcomings.

          People on the conservative right wanting Trump removed from consideration may have something to do with Trump’s endless persecution by the Left ever since 2016, starting with the debilitating Russia Gate hoax.

          The Left has created a vast army of TWATs (Trump weary and tired) with their fabricated attacks and media support.

          Yes, I believe that the FBI is corrupt at the top and that they are not above being provocateurs when it comes to Trump.

          The homes of Joe Biden or Hunter Biden were not raided by SWAT teams after the disclosure that questionable documents were in their possession. So much for equal application of the law.

          Trump may have gone too far in Georgia, but after four years of the Left trying to remove him from office, even though it may have been unwise on his part, I can’t really blame him.

          ‘Rule of Law’, as if the Democrats believe in the noble concept? Millions coming across the border, defund or disband the police, loosen penalties for criminality, and do whatever it takes, no matter how specious, to remove a properly elected president from office.

          Yes, when I look at the despicable behavior of the Left, I’ll stay with Trump. For seven years they’ve tried to destroy this man, and I certainly won’t vote for a shadow government run by the Obama clan.

          Trump. The Golden Gangster of Gotham.

          ‘When the shit jumps off what the fuck you gonna do.
          Damn it feels good to be a gangsta’.

          • hustled enough August 26, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

            Hi tusconspur.
            Everything you have said can also be said about the Biden Derangement Syndrome active on the Right. Remember the days when it was Trump Derangement Syndrome on the Left and the Right laughed and laughed about the Left’s obsession? Well, not much has changed. I don’t think the “Russia Gate Hoax,” for example, was a. a hoax; b.about Russia; and c. about a Gate…. It was then president Trump using his office to shakedown a foreign leader to get him to manufacture dirt on an opponent for political gain. So, you and I are going to have to agree to disagree on that one, tusconspur. I don’t think that it is an accident that then President Trump used the exact same tactics on Secretary Raffensberger trying to get 11000+ votes in Georgia. We can agree to disagree about the legality of that. I would just add that whether you think Mr. Trump believed he had been defrauded of the election or not, I don’t believe that that gave him the right to subvert Georgia election law. It just makes him open to criminal charges based on, ironically, election interference.

            Finally, for all the “despicable behaviour” on the Left, the lack of accountability that those on the Right offer Mr. Trump means that he has no incentive to change his behaviour. Should he get into power again, watch out. You and I have a fundamental difference of understanding about what the “rule of law” means. You see it in policy terms–defunding police, less harsh sentencing for some criminal actions, the treatment of illegal crossers of borders, etc. I see the rule of law in terms of the evolution of the rules that we set through the interplay of the three branches of government and the society it serves and the manner in which this society internalizes and follows norms established by that evolutionary history. Donald Trump does not care one whit for that (if he has to break rules to get what he wants–so be it–rules are for suckers). That doesn’t change, no matter how much you may agree with his policy positions.

          • hustled enough August 26, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

            Oh, and tusconspur,
            The reason that Biden didn’t get a SWAT team was unlike Mr. Trump, President Biden immediately notified the FBI and the archives, and handed everything he had back–i.e., he followed the rule of law, COOPERATED, and that was that. Mr. Trump did the equivalent of telling the Feds to “Go F*** yourselves,” and was shocked, shocked, I mean really shocked, when the feds didn’t agree with him and expressed their lack of agreement by raiding his property with a search warrant based on PROBABLE CAUSE, in accord with the 4th Amendment. The SWAT thing–Can you provide me with some evidence for a SWAT team being used at Mar a Lago? All I come up with is that FBI agents, entered the premises, facilitated with Secret Service help. According to the NY Times at the time, “The agents carried out the search in a relatively low-key manner, people with knowledge of the matter said; by some accounts they were not seen donning the conspicuous navy-blue jackets with the agency’s initials emblazoned on the back that are commonly worn when executing search warrants.” Can you add more on the SWAT angle? As for Stone, yep, that was, “normal,” unfortunately! SWAT teams were designed for urban pacification originally. Not much call for that (at the moment), so these highly trained individuals had to be used for something–so it is mainly drug and high risk search warrants. But I can believe that this was considered “normal” by the FBI. It is up to us to change that norm of how the rule of law is practiced…

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2023 at 9:09 am #

      The cases were dismissed due to lack of standing, as I recall.

      He won four out of five cases that were actually heard.

      • Islander August 26, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        I always found the “standing” thing to be weird.

        I understand the concept of “standing.” However, it seems to be quite elastic.

        If state AGs don’t have “standing” in courts to challenge possibly fraudulent election processes and hence results, who does?

        Did the judges ever say who would have had standing to bring such cases?

        Or was that information studiously omitted . . . ?

        And, didn’t the judges rest on the “standing” issue and therefore never (have to) look at the evidence?

      • hustled enough August 27, 2023 at 1:00 am #

        Hi Beryl of Oyl,
        I would be very interested in the source for your claim and whether the cases involved were about fraud allegations or other issues, like the case in Pennsylvania about giving voters more time to correct mail in ballot mistakes. As far as I know and has been reported–no case involving widespread fraud was upheld by the court.
        There were apparently over 60 lawsuits dismissed by the courts (for a variety of reasons including “lack of standing” in some cases and for lack of evidence in most others, or were withdrawn by Trump’s lawyers. So, …?

    • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      When will the Bidens be indicted. $33 million in payments from foreign governments need to be accounted for. Or does Lawfare work only one way?

      • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

        Yeah, the lawfare only works on behalf of the already-in-control/rich/elites what-have-you.

  60. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth August 26, 2023 at 12:43 am #

    I love this season of Trump’s show. The writers have really spun a twisted tale of deceit. Its amazing the carnival they’ve turned the Presidency into. Old Glory Donald against the child sniffing dolt Biden.

    Its bread and circus. It’s a fucking side show. Look over there $34 trillion of unsustainable debt.

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    • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      People who need to believe in heroes and that we actually have a functioning voting system seem enjoy this show, whether they are agonizing over the mistreatment of their preferred candidate or waxing rhapsodic about how everything would change if only (insert name here) was elected. Just look at the comments on this blog. People think they will be “saved” by RFK, Jr. or Trump…

      It’s no wonder we are where we are.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        Speaking of RFK Jr., it has been troubling me for some time, they way he hasn’t even mentioned what has happened to a former president.

        Certain other things have been bothering me, smaller things.

        How he switched from exacting punishment for crimes against humanity to a feeble “making sure it doesn’t happen again”.

        The way he left Nancy Pelosi out of the Ukraine discussion.

        The way he did a deep dive into the Ukraine situation, but still hasn’t noticed that Nancy Pelosi impeached Trump over something done by the Bidens.

        The way he did a deep dive into the border issue, and blames the cartels, but doesn’t notice that the cartels wouldn’t be able to do what they do without cooperation on our end.

        How he doesn’t criticize the man he is allegedly running against.

        How he has gone all kumbaya and healing.

        I have finally figured out what his game is. He has spoken out the question that has been on many people’s minds. A word of caution, this can make you puke:

        I am not going to run a mean-spirited campaign against President Biden.
        https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1695160616611189119?s=20

        So, there you have it. The stuff he doesn’t mention, he doesn’t want to know.

        He’s offering a deal here- just leave quietly now, and I will see that nobody is the wiser, it what just faulty policy choices.

        He’s the fixer, he’s offering to clean up the crime scene, for certain considerations. Namely, that he will be the next Democrat nominee for President of the United States.

        This is why he doesn’t want to know more about January 6th. He wants to be the great unifier, we have to forgive Trump too. Only Trump has not committed any actual crimes, and Bobby, a lawyer, has to know that.

        Going back to the border “fix”. He will close up the border. Both Democrats and Republicans want that.

        Wrong! The people want an enforced border. The Republicans and Democrats don’t.

        Bobby has actually come down solidly on both sides of the fence on this issue, because at the same time he wants to close the border he wants to make it legal to have a wide-open border.

        My question now is, is this hard-core cynicism, or does he really think he’s The Jesus?

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

          I don’t actually care what RFK, Jr. says or does.

          No doubt he has some delusions of grandeur, because I don’t believe someone gets to where he is without it, and it seems to be instilled in the minds of the American elites & royalty.

          • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            Well, he has the name and family pedigree. Mary, I don’t see any delusions of grandeur in him; on the contrary, he seems kind of humble. RFK, jr. has had his ups and downs in life, like all of us. He’s known around here for his environmental activism, mostly clean water issues. He doesn’t come across as some apocalyptic Climate Crank like say John Kerry, who wants to shut down the modern world.

          • BackRowHeckler August 26, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            Of course Kerry wants to shut down the modern world for us Proles, not for himself and his leisure class billionaire buddies. They’ll continue to fly around the world in 747s attending Climate Change Conferences, and live in mansions on Martha’s Vineyard.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            Gonna have to disagree with you, BRH, about RFK, Jr. As you may know, I don’t cotton to the elites, which he is one.

            He got too big for the britches. Should have stuck to his nonprofit.

        • Night Owl August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

          In Mary’s world no one is worthy of a vote. You have to accept defeat.

          To learn more about Mary’s world, check out Pockets of the Future on Youtube.

          Then you too can always be above the fray.

          And if you are a woman, you can end up childless and lonely.

          😀

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

            I remember Pockets. What’s he up to these days? Haven’t watched in a year, but I remember you mentioning what a big fan you are.

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 12:30 am #

            No candidate is perfect. None is worthy of Mary’s vote. None is worthy of Mary!

            She has never voted, apparently.

          • Night Owl August 27, 2023 at 5:30 am #

            I razzed you before about Paul. He’s a doomer like you.

            How are the cats?

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

            I started watching him by your suggestion, as I didn’t know who he was ’til then. You used to post his links – lol.

            Your lies are all catching up with you!

            Not many friends left here, it looks like.

          • Night Owl August 28, 2023 at 3:37 am #

            Only one of us comes here for friendship, cat lady.

            😀

      • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

        I agree with MaryQueen here. Government–or, more precisely, “the State”–is by its very nature a criminal organization. Many years ago, when I first read Nock’s “Our Enemy, the State,” it was like reading a full expose of something I’d always known. For many years before that, when people would complain of government corruption, my usual response was, “That’s what government is FOR.” It’s really nothing but a mechanism–or an elaborate set of machinery–for the pupose of systematic exploitation of the nation it controls. Normally, if not universally, it came into control through conquest and confiscation. It is not a SOCIAL organization, but an ANTI-SOCIAL organization: an armed gang, if you will. It’s really nothing but a Mexican drug cartel, writ large. All it takes to set up a national government is for one gang to become large enough, powerful enough, and in possession of enough coercive power (in the form of arms and manpower) to supersede its rival gangs.

        Once the State has gained power, it seeks to consolidate this power. The first means to accomplish this is to place land ownership and all other access to the means of production in the hands of itself (i.e., its beneficiaries, the elites). The second essential step is to do everything possible to enhance its PRESTIGE and to represent itself as all-good and all-benevolent. This is done through every possible means: the public school system, the media, welfare, bread and circuses, “free” health care, including wonderful life-saving vaccines, etc. In the past, in Europe and elsewhere, the Church was important in the promotion of the State’s prestige–acting, to a large degree, as the “media” of its day and, as Nock phrased it, as “the Good Wife of the State.”

        It has been relentlessly hammered into most people that the State is essentially a social and benevolent institution. It is not; it is the exact opposite.

        I don’t see that confronting this reality as “defeatist.” It’s just reality.

        Now, according to Nock, the State will cease to exist when people stop believing in it. You can see that, at least in a limited way, that this is true. What if the general population’s response to the mask mandates and other covid measures had been, “Don’t be ridicuous” and simply ignored them? Here, at least, the enforcement of these measures was very local, and at least some local governments simply refused to enforce them. After all, they were just the recommendatios of local Health Departments, and these relied on the police power of the counties and municipalities, since they have no police power of their own. For the people to ignore State power is a tremendous blow to the State’s prestige–thus giving the State a disincentive to try to pull that shit. I think this principle has broad application.

        It’s probably not realistic to expect that there will be a broad-based rejection of belief in the State. I think it’s POSSIBLE, but it would require a nearly complete rejection of most of the State’s propaganda apparatus, such as TV and other media, and public education. Plus you’d have to contend with the fact that something like half of the people in the US are employed, directly or indirectly, by some level of government.

        As MaryQueen says, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to put your faith in the political circus (just so much “kayfabe”), or to put your faith in legislation–which Nock referred to as “levity.”

        There is no political solution to our problems.

        • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 12:36 am #

          Grotesque. No government just means a free for all and a government of the Strongman who comes out on top. It’s just surrendering the game.

          Of course it may well come to that in any case. We’re accelerating in our downward spiral. But there will be a government of one kind of another. Nature abhors a vacuum and nobody just gets to do what they want, except those at the very top of a well developed system.

          As Madison said, If we were sages we would not need any government. That not being the case, let us proceed.

          Jarek: And even a community of saints and sages would have mutual agreements, like drive on this side of the road or don’t use the communal drinking water to wash your clothes in.

          Libertarianism is simply a mind virus like Communism or Feminism – a tangent away from all reality.

          • Anthea August 27, 2023 at 1:59 am #

            Nock makes a distinction between “government” and “the State.”

            You can download “Our Enemy, the State” for free, here: httpX://farmguardian.org/Publications/OurEnemyTheState/nockoets0.htm

            Read Chapter 2.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle August 27, 2023 at 10:32 am #

            Get out from your anonymous nick(s) then and write a (rule-)book we can all critique, maybe even laugh at.

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

            I had no luck with that link, Anthea, but I was able to get it here:

          • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            My link won’t post… in any case, I’m already grabbed right away, as the preface mentions he began the book just after the FDR attempted coup d’etat!

            Thanks again, Anthea.

        • Amman August 27, 2023 at 7:14 am #

          In math this is known as a no-solution equation.

          A Cluster-Equation, if you prefer.

          Getting to a no-solution state is what Politicians do best.

        • MaryQueen August 27, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

          Thank you.

          I will definitely read Nock, and thank you for presenting his take.

          The fact that people call spotting reality “defeatist” or makes me some sort of “pessimist” shows you how wildly successful the programming is.

          We’re not allowed to state the obvious anymore. And being called a defeatist is the nicest of the accusations we’ll have slung at us. Now, we’re courting wrong-think, and being labeled a bigot/hater/racist/etc. for daring to criticize anything the new mainstream consists of.

  61. tucsonspur August 26, 2023 at 4:21 am #

    Forget all the jokes about Sarah Palin. Good for her in speaking out this way.

    From the Intelligencer:

    ‘Sarah Palin responded to Donald Trump’s arrest in Georgia on Thursday night by talking up the possibility of civil war. Speaking to Eric Bolling as the former president was booked at the Fulton County Jail on election interference charges, Palin slammed “those who are conducting this travesty and creating this two-tier system of justice.” “I want to ask them: What the heck?” the former Alaska governor said. “Do you want us to be in civil war? Because that’s what’s going to happen. We’re not going to keep putting up with this.” Addressing Bolling, Palin went on to say: “I like that you suggested that we need to get angry. We do need to rise up and take our country back.”’

    ‘But with this terrible miscarriage of justice underway before our eyes each day in Washington and Manhattan and Florida and Georgia, why wait for the preemptive theft of the presidency to be consummated? Why not demand it stop right now on pain of nation-rending violence (or as some hard-core conservatives like to put it, a “Second Amendment Solution”)?’

    ‘Trump’s 2024 campaign is already infused with the smell of gunpowder and the clamor of insurrection. More conventional thinkers may believe his endless misconduct and his ever-more-relentless extremism will convince Republican primary voters to dump him in favor of some safer substitute who doesn’t terrify half the electorate. But the MAGA take on the nomination contest is that doing anything other than sending Trump back out into battle represents complicity in a “rigged election” that happened in 2020 and that is already fully underway for 2024. That makes the rhetoric of civil war, and at some point a significant risk of something worse than rhetoric, not only inevitable, but certain to get worse and worse as the various legal proceedings against Trump run their course. And Sarah Barracuda isn’t about to miss her chance to pour a little more gasoline on the fire.’

    • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2023 at 9:07 am #

      Sarah offended the NE liberal elite because no matter how many times she laundered her blouses, she couldn’t get the blue out of the collars.

      She offended the ‘conservatives’ when she called out Texas governor Rick Perry for his executive order that all girls get a Gardasil shot before being allowed to attend the sixth grade.

    • TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      Sarah has justified a declaration of martial law, now all they need is a trigger.

    • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Sarah is stating the obvious.

      CW1 happened when a Uniparty situation occurred in DC with abolition being the core creed. When the conservative south finally had enough, war ensued.

      Today the issue is socialism, the supremacy of the Federal government and its control of the economy. The Uniparty, the Deep State are protecting their turf. In 1856, a Uniparty situation elected James Buchanan. His ineffective attempt at maintaining the status quo led to the war when the South finally gave up. Lincoln’s election was the straw.

      1850s abolition = 2020s socialism?

      I am waiting for the anti socialism third party comprised of the base plus a huge group of people destroyed by the socialistic Left.

      A group of folks that will tell Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren et al that they are full of shit.

      Right now, the third party will stand little chance of victory as dependency is at an apex. The downside, the Bidenomics failure of the next four years will fuel the support for socialism.

      I hope! Trump needs to pass the torch to a younger rebel against the Deep State and help him or her to rip DC apart. The 2028 election, if there is one, should be the new party against the Uniparty, like 1860. The GOP has destroyed itself with collusion with the Left in the uniparty.

      Like the Whigs in 1860.

      IMHO, the third party is the only thing that will stop the descent into socialistic hell.

      • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        BTW, the creation of the third party will probably bring on a CW of some sort as the populist reaction to the Deep State will boil over into violence.

        BTW, on stage right and left, the autocratic world, represented by both the WEF and BRICS++, are circling waiting for the US explosion to happen, just like the Brits did supporting the South the first time.

        At this time, living in interesting times may not be such a good idea.

      • Islander August 26, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        “CW1 happened when a Uniparty situation occurred in DC with abolition being the core creed. ”

        Wrong.

        • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          Okay, what is right?

          The Uniparty was the Whig Dem group that just seemed to ignore the oncoming train, the abolition GOP. Buchanan did not have much to work with, events outweighed anything he could do.

          The election of Lincoln, in spite of his declaration that union was paramount to abolition, sparked the war.

          The similarities to now was my main point.

          Do you think that anything short of a political division can solve today’s situation?

          I do not.

          Historians say that the economics of the day, manufacturing, North, and agriculture south caused the split. One cause.

          States rights? Not a cause by itself.

          The antebellum South knew that their lifestyle was at stake with the advancing abolitionist movement. The plantation system could not work without free labor.
          Also, slaves were capital, the South went broke after the war because their savings, slaves, disappeared.

          Why was the South agricultural? Because soil and climate allowed it to be. The North’s soil and severe winters precluded good agriculture.

          State’s rights? Feds, you are not taking our slaves away from us, period.

          So all and all, slavery and its fall was the prime cause of CW1. When the North won, due to its superior manufacturing capacity and technical advantage, the Antebellum South disappeared.

          • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            Slavery was the cause, abolition was the spark.

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            CW1 was not about slavery.

            That’s just the history we were taught.

          • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

            Not just about slavery, but slavery was part of it. A whole way of life as John says above. If you have a problem with someone, some issue will cause it come to a head – even if there is far more to it. In the case of housemates, it might be leaving the toothpaste uncapped.

            Slavery was the point of friction. And the South did want to expand their System or Way of Life westward – even if slavery didn’t make much sense out there. It had become their symbol of defiance.

          • Islander August 26, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

            Y’all need to see the bigger picture.

            I recommend Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton.

            Also, Colin Woodard, American Nations, especially part III, “Wars for the West, 1816 to 1877,” esp. chapter 21, “War for the West.”

            The context is early globalization, industrialization, and global finance, of which the South (and, say, India) was an integral part—not an outlier. Forget Gone with the Wind. It ‘s about bankers and railroad tycoons.

          • dorn August 26, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

            ” My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. ” – Lincoln Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862.

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            Islander thinks it just all comes down to money. Neo-Marxism. No Exit in other words. If that’s all there is, then we’re truly fucked.

            Even “Christian” Anthea talks like this much of time, but from a Capitalist position. Same system, different side of the coin.

            This is how they were raised. And they refuse to give it up and grow up.

          • Islander August 27, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

            “Islander thinks it just all comes down to money. ”

            There goes MUS again, making up shit out of NOTHING.

            Annoying idiot. .

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

            Grow up like you, Jarek?

            A guy in arrested development who has no means of support except parasitically living off his fam or maybe the government, refuses to work, sits around waiting for someone to notice his self-described “genius”?

            This is priceless.

    • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Sarah Palin is a fake. Ever see the real videos of her family? They cuss like truck drivers. They don’t say “heck.” If she would be real and act like the person she really is instead of some weird female version of Mr. Rogers, then I might respect her more.

      Also, she’s just stating the obvious, which takes no brains at all.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        There sems to be a big divide in this country, with people 50ish and under using language in polite company that was formerly heard only amongst sailors.

        I think they got it from the movies.

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          Agree, but I still can’t stand Palin’s fakey, folksy act.

          • Paddys Lament August 26, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Hey, Mary. Just curious. “How’s that hopey-changey stuff working out for ya?”

          • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            That was a funny line, gotta give her that.

        • Dr Zonk August 26, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

          I could not agree more, BoO. I set it at Nixon making US$ fiat in 1971. In mixed company, people born before 1971 casually curse far less than those born after 1971.

          Note: Generalizations are not inherently bad. They are often factual (and are not disproven by an example or two of outliers).

        • Anthea August 26, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

          I think there is more than one level of language. You mind your tongue down at the book club meeting, but when among your neighbors, you speak as they speak–which may be a little rough, depending on your neighbors. Your close friends may be a whole ‘nother thing. Friends evolve a whole unique way of speaking to each other, over a period of many years’ friendship. It’s the same with family. Language is kind of ritualistic for particular settings.

          In writing, sometimes formal English is required and sometimes not. And sometimes you can mix it up a little. Partly it’s a matter of style, and partly it’s a matter of who your audience is.

      • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        The whole family goes out to bars together to drink and fight. Daughter, Crystal, is said to have an incredible right hook.

        • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

          Hahahahaaa!

          • Jarek August 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            What does Mary’s laugh sound like I wonder?

  62. TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 9:12 am #

    Hey Jarek, every day the talking-heads marvel incessantly at the latest “Jet” that was assembled from bits and pieces in some junk yard after being hit by a fluke tornado. At what point do they come to their senses and realize that the chaos is an elaborate highly organized and efficient facade?

    So much discussion about how destructive an action is, or the destructive consequence of a policy. When are these talking-heads going to acknowledge that it is all related and intentional, and then connect it to the 2030 agenda?

    Take Jonathan Turley, has conditioning made it clear to him that any discussion of the 2030 agenda will terminate his career and destroy his life like Sidney Powell’s?

    Trump has to know about the 2030 agenda, why hasn’t he initiated a full blown discussion of the agenda?

    Will “they” keep a lid on any discussion of the 2030 agenda until a CBDC has been implemented?

    How can talking-heads claim “conspiracy” when the WEF has a formal agreement with the UN to facilitate the implementation of the 2030 agenda?

    • TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 9:36 am #

      Perhaps there is a seat at the US Chapter of the CCP with their name on it, and if they get out of line, it will be given to someone else?

    • MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      Good questions, TP.

    • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Any third party creation will need to be nationalistic, opposed to any international forum. The global elite have one thing in mind, destruction of the US as the number one world power.

      BRICS++ is center stage right now. They are debating in Johannesburg but agreeing that they will tear down US dominance. More and more countries are signing up, I believe six more are signing on at this conference.

      I think that the Deep State might be feeling like the defenders at the Alamo as they watch the forces gather out there. They should fear 50% of their own people in addition.

      Trump’s obvious judicial malfeasance may be the trigger.

      Great, Biden’s foreign policy competence has two economic Fock bent on tearing us down.

      • JohnAZ August 26, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Fock?? What the Fock?

        Focuses?

      • TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

        John, have a look at it from the perspective that the Deep State = the Global Elite = BRICS++ = China (Xi) as the leader of the world = the 2030 Agenda = the WEF Great Reset = Build Back Better = you get the idea. The fix is in, and the only thing that might disrupt it (as you elude) is a united population against the “Government” (picture the Larson cartoon of two giants, with one holding a pan containing a population, and the other saying “Shake ’em again. Lets see if they fight.”).

        • Islander August 26, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

          Just saw the phrase “Burn Back Better.”

          Pretty clever, and horrifying.

      • TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

        What would it take for a third party to win the election? Unity.

        What would be the best way to achieve unity? A national discussion of the 2030 Agenda.

        If such a discussion should happen, those on the Left should ask themselves: “why do I not know about this”?

        • Islander August 26, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

          There is no particular virtue in “unity” in the political sphere.

          The only value of “unity” is when all citizens understand the meaning of the Constitution and the laws of this land.

          Other than that, the point of politics is fighting it out in the public sphere.

          It was a sad day for democracy in the USA when John Kerry “decorously” gave in to his Skull and Bones-mate Bush in 2004, after the travesty of the Ohio, instead of challenging him and the Ohio machine.

          • TPTB-USA August 26, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

            Islander, you and others on this message board are way over my head on so many issues. That is why I find the comments so interesting.

            Bush / Kerry Skull and Bones Avoidance
            youtube.com/watch?v=gwJDs1cg9Eo

            I don’t have the storage capacity to keep it all sorted out, so I have to rely on logic.

            My comments were in regard to the average citizen. I ask people on the Left if they know about the 2030 Agenda. So far, the answers have been no. I comment that the goal is a one world government, and my oldest sister asks if it is an agenda that Trump is pushing.

            1, 2. 3. they have no idea what they are fighting 4 (Not even those I would classify as being radical political activist Left. The only thing I can figure is that they want change, no matter the consequences.).

            I assume that if all the facts were laid out with an honest assessment, that only a small minority would support the 2030 Agenda.

    • Dr Zonk August 26, 2023 at 11:58 am #

      Trump has to know about the 2030 agenda, why hasn’t he initiated a full blown discussion of the agenda?

      Some say that he has not done a lot of things yet because we now near the end-game of a sting operation that has been in progress since he rode down that escalator in 2015.

      Still others say that the sting operation actually started in late 1963.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 26, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        Trump has objected to many facets of that agenda.

        Look what he did with energy, the Paris Accords, the “green” appliances, etc.

        He just allows himself to get turned around and blocked by his fellow Republicans, is all.

        • Dr Zonk August 26, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          No. He’s running the biggest sting operation ever, is all.

          • Islander August 26, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

            Dream on.

    • Jarek August 26, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      Yes, the chances of a certain number card coming up are exactly know, ditto a certain suit, or number or picture card card of a certain suit.

      But what if it comes up more often? Chance? No. Divinity? Doubtful in this case. Cheating? Assuredly.

      Damn Riggers…..

  63. MaryQueen August 26, 2023 at 11:11 am #

    Chief Nerd
    @TheChiefNerd

    Biden Says New COVID Shots ‘That Work’ May Be on the Way for All Americans

    “I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to the Congress – a request for additional funding for new vaccine that is necessary that works…Tentatively it is recommended, it would likely be recommended, everybody get it. No matter whether they got before or not.

    https://twitter.com/TheChiefNerd/status/1695387736583061712?s=20

    So much to unpack there. Is he saying the last one didn’t work? And if not, why would we trust a new one? Those of us who know it’s harmful or deadly at worst, and useless at best are certainly not going to buy in. And why do we need a new vaccine? What is the threat? Is this why MSM is reporting that there are now “record” “cases” of Covid when a cursory look at World-o-meter or the hospital bed usage map tells us that it’s all a lie? Why are some schools closing from Covid scares? Why are some universities still requiring the fatal clot shot for all students?

    I think most CFN