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A nd so, on Christmas morning, having suffered the night visitations of vexing spirits — or was that just the strange interaction of Zyprexa and Zolpidem — Joe Biden woke up (in a manner of speaking) to find himself transformed. He was no longer dogged by the prospect of being president of the US, but, rather, was convinced he had become the provincial plenipotentiary of a Chinese overseas possession known as Golden Wok West, where CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping can order up any asset for take-out. What a relief, Joe thought, as they brought in his morning meds. Here, now, was a one-horse pony of a different color, Joe mused, chugging down his 5mg of Haldol.

Ol’ Joe went to bed on the blessed silent night fretting that soon he’d have to answer to all those caterwauling losers about to be tossed from their McHouses and apartments after nearly a year of nonpayment. But no, the shabby dwellings would now just become the property of the People’s Liberation Army, as that very fine organization prepared to sort things out in the flea market once known as America.

Was there anything left of value? Wasn’t that a puzzlement? The former so-called Yang-kees had squandered all their laid-up treasure turning their continent into a demolition derby — six-laners lined by muffler shops, chain stores, and fried food shacks — and when all their financial resources were used up, they’d borrowed so much more money that all the certified public accountants who ever lived could not keep up with the compounded interest calculations if they worked double-shifts until the end of time. In short, the self-demolition of America was fait accompli.

Now, all that was left for Joe Biden to do was to sign some paperwork and, maybe three times a week, emerge from his basement to smile and explain to eager members of the inquisitive news media why he preferred General Tso’s Chicken over Hunan Beef. At least that’s how things seemed to shake out in Joe Biden’s brain on Christmas morning as Dr. Jill helped him to the bathroom….

Then, there was the Golden Golem of Greatness, a.k.a. President Donald Trump. He arose from his rococo bed in Mar Lago unmolested by spookish visitations, but, rather, faced with some rather stark decisions about how to proceed with the possible takeover of the USA by agents of China. There was some sentiment among his advisors to send out US marshals and start arresting hundreds of persons suspected of gaming the recent election by means of ballot fraud and fiddling with Dominion vote tabulation machines. Or, other advisors countered, he might just tough it out until the great showdown in Congress January 6, when Vice President Mike Pence would preside over the touchy matter of which electoral delegation was worthy of pitching its votes one way or the other.

All this was a procedure that few Americans actually understood, but it did follow the recondite passages in the constitution regarding disputed elections… and it had been trotted out a couple of times before — 1824 and 1876 — in our now longish history of operating as a republic. It would require the state legislators of various swing states to search their very souls as they appeared to defy the official vote tabulation, and therefore some sense of the democratic underlayment to this complex business of legitimizing government. But the language of the constitution did, in fact, leave it up to them.

Half the nation would howl and commence to torching whatever was left to destroy in cities owned by Democratic Party mayors and governors — who would just stand by and let it rip. The 2018 Executive Order 13848 provides a justification for contending with foreign interference in a federal election (and its unfortunate potential after-effects, like rioting and looting). Ironic, I’m sure you are thinking, after Mr. Trump’s antagonists pressed that same foreign interference stratagem falsely back in 2016, and used it as a bludgeon to beat him about the head for four years. But perhaps there is something to it this time, and maybe the foreign power in question this time is China, not Russia. Where’s the evidence? You might prepare yourself to see it. I think it’s coming. This was a hard enough year, of course, without completely demolishing what little remained of America’s battered Christmas spirit. But that will be over in a few hours. And now that you’ve opened your meager presents, and gone through the other ritual motions of the holiday, the nation’s mood shifts from nervous repose to a determined resolution of this disgraceful affront to our honor. Are you ready for it?


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548 Responses to “Christmas Awokenings” Subscribe

  1. RaymondR December 25, 2020 at 10:07 am #

    Merry Christmas, JHK. I look forward to your year end review.

    • Q. Shtik December 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

      Merry Christmas, JHK. – RaymondR

      ===========

      Have ya’ll ever noticed that there are at minimum 3 pronunciations of the word merry as in Merry Christmas?

      Mary Christmas
      Murray Christmas
      Meery Christmas

      I say ‘Mary’ Christmas but don’t claim it is right or wrong.

      • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

        One certainty, “merrie” it has not been.
        Anyone hoping that this kidney stone quadrennial has been passed, however painfully through the urinary tract of democracy has not been paying attention.
        This one will run & run though whether it plays in Peoria is doubtful.

      • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

        “It was Christmas Eve and everyone was feeling Mary.

        Mary got mad and left so they all jumped for Joy.”

        Can I say that??

  2. Bonkers December 25, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    Standing by…

  3. denverbarnes December 25, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    Ho, ho, ho, Jimbo. Here’s wishing you and yours much joy in the tattered remnant of ‘Murica.

  4. Mostly Disagreeable December 25, 2020 at 10:25 am #

    Fire on the Hills

    The deer were bounding like blown leaves
    Under the smoke in front of the roaring wave of the brushfire;
    I thought of the smaller lives that were caught.
    Beauty is not always lovely; the fire was beautiful, the terror
    Of the deer was beautiful; and when I returned
    Down the black slopes after the fire had gone by, an eagle
    Was perched on the jag of a burnt pine,
    Insolent and gorged, cloaked in the folded storms of his shoulders.
    He had come from far off for the good hunting
    With fire for his beater to drive the game; the sky was merciless
    Blue, and the hills merciless black,
    The sombre-feathered great bird sleepily merciless between them.
    I thought, painfully, but the whole mind,
    The destruction that brings an eagle from heaven is better than mercy.

    Robinson Jeffers

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 11:28 am #

      Best Christmas present ever! Thanks, Mostly Disagreeable!

    • Amman December 25, 2020 at 11:37 am #

      The sky will never die. And the earth, burnt black, will grow back. They are your true parents after all.

      • Paul December 25, 2020 at 11:43 am #

        Ah, yes. Well said, Amman!

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh December 25, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

      That’s a beaut! Here’s an Emerson:

      Astrae

      Himself it was who wrote
      His rank, and quartered his own coat.
      There is no king nor sovereign state
      That can fix a hero’s rate;
      Each to all is venerable,
      Cap-a-pie invulnerable,
      Until he write, where all eyes rest,
      Slave or master on his breast.

      I saw men go up and down
      In the country and the town,
      With this prayer upon their neck,
      “Judgment and a judge we seek.”
      Not to monarchs they repair,
      Nor to learned jurist’s chair,
      But they hurry to their peers,
      To their kinsfolk and their dears,
      Louder than with speech they pray,
      What am I? companion; say.
      And the friend not hesitates
      To assign just place and mates,
      Answers not in word or letter,
      Yet is understood the better;—
      Is to his friend a looking-glass,
      Reflects his figure that doth pass.
      Every wayfarer he meets
      What himself declared, repeats;
      What himself confessed, records;
      Sentences him in his words,
      The form is his own corporal form,
      And his thought the penal worm.

      Yet shine for ever virgin minds,
      Loved by stars and purest winds,
      Which, o’er passion throned sedate,
      Have not hazarded their state,
      Disconcert the searching spy,
      Rendering to a curious eye
      The durance of a granite ledge
      To those who gaze from the sea’s edge.
      It is there for benefit,
      It is there for purging light,
      There for purifying storms,
      And its depths reflect all forms;
      It cannot parley with the mean,
      Pure by impure is not seen.
      For there’s no sequestered grot,
      Lone mountain tam, or isle forgot,
      But justice journeying in the sphere
      Daily stoops to harbor there.

  5. shox December 25, 2020 at 10:37 am #

    “…the nation’s mood shifts from nervous repose to a determined resolution of this disgraceful affront to our honor.”

    Indeed. It looks like it will fall upon the common people to resolve all this matter by force of arms. ALL the institutions of society – government, mid-level bureaucracy, education, media, the medical establishment – have been thoroughly infiltrated and subverted, and have failed. They are now the enemies of the people and the state. It really falls upon the people to rise up and defy them. First things first….STOP ACCEPTING HANDOUTS. Stop them from printing money and stealing from the future. Stop them from tying strings to you which they then pull at will. Start cultivating and practicing self-reliance.

    • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 11:06 am #

      Exactly! The government power structure feeds on the public dependence. To the Deep State, having the folks in a bad economic state is a good thing. The gimmes won a huge victory this year.

      • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 11:44 am #

        one part of the many faceted dehumanization process.

        gender, gender roles, parts, pronouns.
        masked, augmented, faceless, skins
        Analog, avatar
        Earthly, ethereal, ether, interwebs
        Animal, human, trans, post human, inhuman
        Different, hetero, homo, equal
        Free, family, citizen, consumer, a phone #, a social credit score
        Many, too many, reduced,
        replaced

        • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

          You are a Transhumanist – as I thought. Not sure that’s any better than being a Nihilist though. In any case, you want this to happen in order to be proved right. That’s what is really important….

          • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

            I don’t want.
            I only knew.
            What the issue is.

            Not petroleum, not climate, not energy, not resources, not politics, not war, not the dying planet, not financial chicanery

            People foremost, but too many of them.

            I did not make it right. What gloating is this?
            An answer as large as the elephant in a room?

            I didn’t make you pretend it’s not there.
            But that’s an elegance of the human mind.
            If you let it. An operating system that presents you with a clean desk top. Unpleasantness filed away

            I did not make the solution to it.
            Others are.
            But you can see that.
            Their solutions.
            You certainly do.

            I do not like them
            One bit

            That does not mean they are not here.

        • SpeedyBB December 26, 2020 at 12:41 am #

          And O-Bomber is going to take away your guns. Remember?

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:28 am #

            Oblamer used all his political capitol pushing through the un-affordable care act.
            He was also a hold the finger up and check the wind style of leader he led by polling.
            A larger amount of people own and support second amendment rights than do not.
            Most Democrat politicians do not like guns in the hands of we the little people unless we are there over paid body guards.
            There is even a movement afoot to take guns from cops like in England.

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 11:42 am #

      What are you going to do about the enormously bloated military? Are you planning to stop handouts to that complex as well?

      • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        Actually Paul, the US has a rather small army, fewer than 500,000 full time soldiers.

        Grant commanded more troops than that in 1865.

        The Bulgarian army entered WW1 with more than 500,000 soldiers.

        As a comparison, NKorea: 7 million man army. China: 2 million man regular army, 10 million reservists.

        Even the US Navy with around 300 commissioned ships seems a little undersized considering its myriad international responsibilities.

        Brh

        • Uncle Bob December 25, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

          And no doubt Senile Joe and Kameltoe want to more than halve our military. The US is too powerful and un-Woke, you see, so they have to destroy what’s left of America to realize their goal of global socialism. And we’re the lucky people who get to either go along with it, go to a gulag, or end up in mass graves.

          Merry fucking Christmas!

          • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

            I want an uncle bob at my Christmas table
            And an Uncle Buck

          • nclaughlin December 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

            We should be so lucky that Senile Joe and Kameltoe will halve our military. Most likely, since the deep state put them in, we’ll have another adventure (humanitarian intervention) that will cost us trillions and cause a lot of suffering for the benefactors (victims).

          • nclaughlin December 25, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

            Actually, for $700B, we’re not getting very much.

          • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 9:47 pm #

            Biden/Harris will INCREASE the military budget AND will start new wars.

          • abbybwood December 27, 2020 at 12:37 am #

            When people fight back:

            https://www.zerohedge.com/political/france-forced-postpone-health-dictatorship-vaccine-legislation

        • Paul December 25, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

          Unless you’re into some serious logistical exercise such as the provision of all transportation of people and freight nationally, it’s hard for me to see the purpose of a standing army of over 500 000.
          Grant, I accept had more troops than that in 1865, but the need for cannon fodder was greater then. Let’s face it, just about everything that couldn’t be carried on horse or mule back or trains needed to be carried by hand back then, and infectious disease was always an unknown, but continuing threat.
          N.Korea has an army of 7 million but theirs is a totalitarian state. Men are easier to control when they’re already part of an obedience structure for which death is always part of the equation. So there they are. China, again, after their experience in Korea, may have now learned their massed charges of human beings don’t work well at all, but their population is absolutely enormous.
          I don’t know how mobile the Peoples’ Army is, but I suspect it is not all that mobile beyond China’s geographical borders.
          Is the U.S. Navy undersized? It depends what your plans are and what your approach is. Apparently the country with the 4th largest Navy in the world in 1945 was — Canada — but there had been a real and emergent need for it in the 5 years preceding. It’s a different story now, of course.
          There is, so I have heard, a complete and rational plan to reduce the cost and size of the U.S. armed forces that would make them smaller, more efficient AND effective than they are now.
          I can’t for the life of me understand how there has not been a comprehensive audit of the beast. Clearly, if you don’t control it, it will control you.

          Merry Christmas, Brh!

        • Mike Roberts December 25, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

          According to this link:

          https://www.globalfirepower.com/active-military-manpower.asp

          The US has 1.4 million active military personnel (ready to fight). With reservists, the number goes well over 2 million. Only much more populous nations (China and India) have more.

          • Paul December 26, 2020 at 10:22 am #

            Very informative, Mr. Roberts. Thank you for this link.

        • Zoltar December 26, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

          True, but not a meaningful measure of our military establishment. In order to make American militarism politically palatable the larger part of our war machine and its colossal budget is devoted to private contactors and high tech weapons systems that obviate boots on the ground.

          And, of course, by far the larger part of its “mission” is to prosecute perpetual, illegal wars all over the planet.

          To suggest that any part of the above is “rather small” is simply sophistry.

          • Uncle Bob December 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

            Space Ghost, where are you?

            I love the Left’s term, “illegal war.” What constitutes a war? What makes one war “legal,” but not another? Could it be as simple as saying, The Democrat Party approves, so therefore, it’s a good war? But how can that be, when the lump of shit named Lyndon Brainless Johnson created the total clusterfuck that was Vietnam, the Eternal Hormone, BJ Clinton sent Americans off to die all over the place, and the sainted Barry Soetoro destabilized the Middle East and peddled US assets to friendly nations including Russia, China, and Iran? If you really want peace, you a) prepare for war, as the Romans said, and b) don’t give money to terrorist states or rival countries or sell fissile materials to Vladimir fucking Putin.

            For all our alleged military strength, our generals and admirals tend to be politicians, not Pattons or Grants; they spend their time fighting for money and planning for the last war; and they’ve become as afraid of positive change and leadership as the rest of the Establishment. Thus, when Trump flexed American muscle and killed terrorists or took away things the Iranians and the Establishment liked, he was branded a son of a bitch. In reality, he was exercising good judgment and telling these children that playtime was over. That’s why so many people hate him and anyone who supports him: they’re a threat to the Establishment’s wasteful status quo of endless spending and endless warfare.

            BTW, the United States technically hasn’t declared war since 8 December 1941, but we’ve done a lot of fighting since then, often because the military is sent off to fight because somebody else won’t or because of connections with the Establishment (e.g., Kuwait).

      • J. Dean December 26, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

        I tend to agree. But it’s less the size of the military, and more the expense. Not shown in the military strength numbers are all the private contractors our military uses. We use private contractors to do everything: clean toilets, cook food and fix humvees. And even fight (Blackwater). Does all this outsourcing to the “private sector” really reduce defense costs? I’d like to see an accounting of that! Former soldiers and special ops people leave the military and then join a private contracting firm where they bleed the government, essentially going back to do a very similar job but making 2-3 times more salary than when they were in uniform.

        Something tells me we could shave at least 10-20% off the defense budget just by fixing the broken and corrupt contracting racket that lives in the Swamps of D.C.

        • beantownbill. December 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

          Hmm. Doesn’t that remind you of the later Roman Empire hiring many foreigners for its military? I’m waiting for our military to start hiring Indians, Africans and other foreigners – a telltale sign of a fading empire.

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

            Mercenaries have been around since the beginning of time.

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 11:50 am #

      shox, I’m just picturing the common people resolving anything by force of arms. It fails. There is no good that comes from a bunch of hoons shooting in the streets, no matter what colour they are, white, black, or blue.

      • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

        Yet I bet you have no problem when the Leftist Zombies do it, right? Antifa and BLM?

        In fact, you’re wrong. Militia and Posse are as American as apple pie. And if President Trump was to ask, millions would answer his call.

        • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 2:52 pm #

          Your “…if President Trump was to ask, millions would answer his call…” suggests Milton’s “Paradise Lost” book 2 – the debate in Pandemonium (an apt description on the Benighted States) on how the seize power.
          Moloch demands all out assault “…Millions that stand in Arms, and longing wait The Signal..”.
          That did not end well.

          • Paul December 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

            Iananna,

            Thank you for this. I must become more acquainted with Dr. John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

            Merry Christmas!

          • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 10:33 pm #

            We are now living in the age of “Space Force”.

            If there is a major international military conflagration it will be the obliteration of major telecommunication satellites and the zapping of major power generating stations in key countries, thus taking the world back to The Stone Age or “A World Made By Hand”.

            Gone are the days where the Japanese were worried about “a gun behind every blade of grass” in the United States with the East and West coast now just a bunch of “Woke” gunless kooks.

            Time to wake up. Or maybe it is too late?

            Ironically those with the zillions of dollars are the Davos/WEF/Bilderberg crowd who enjoy their jet-setting lifestyles too much to ef it all up.

            And here we are.

            Happy New Year?

          • Uncle Bob December 27, 2020 at 11:47 pm #

            Abby, it’s too late. Sanity is gone.

        • Paul December 25, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

          Yohannon, no. My rejection of ‘force of arms by the ‘common’ people’ applies to all. I’m definitely not wrong when I say there is no good from a bunch of hoons shooting in the streets, whatever color they are, blue, red, green, white, black, yellow, purple or brown. Both Milita and Posse are manifestations of the power of the State. As such, they may consist of the common people, but they are not the mob.

          I suppose the test of the use of tactical violence depends on what it is your goal is, your reasonable expectations of a outcomes.

          I think that if what you say about Mr. Trump’s ‘ask’ is true and millions’ were to answer his ‘call’ there’s one thing I know: many millions probably need something better to do.

      • draupnir December 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

        It seems things are starting to happen. It looks like a car bomb went off in downtown Nashville. I haven’t watched CNN yet, so I don’t know what to think about it.

        • benr December 25, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

          Tell you right now its a leftist commie antifa type.

          • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

            That bomb in Nashville is not a good sign. Downtown business districts in many cities already moribund due to Covid shutdowns, and massive looting and vandalism by BLM, Antifa and free range community member impromptu shopping sprees (which continue to this day). Car bombs will just about finish these cities off as places to live and do business.

            The train derailment in Seattle is not a good sign either. BLM and Antifa terrorists moving out from their urban base, taking the fight into the heart of America.

            Brh

          • draupnir December 25, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

            So, it’s a George Soros-funded adventure then. If Trump ultimately triumphs, something must be done about that man.

          • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

            BRH,
            Well with the bombing and the derailment, we might expect the opposition, but who knows? I do suspect, however, that Republicans and those of a conservative bent rarely target the first responders…that seems to be a Maoist thang. Stay safe, and have a great Christmas.

          • Paul December 26, 2020 at 10:24 am #

            A sick individual with a propensity for violence.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:33 am #

            Now it comes out they targeted an AT&T facility.
            Guess which company provides the majority of network infrastructure to the US Government?

          • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

            When a bayonet is used there is a worker at both ends.”

          • FreddieMars December 30, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

            So, were you RIGHT, benr? Oops.

        • Paul December 25, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

          It probably wasn’t a Posee OR a Militia.

        • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 11:41 am #

          “Now it comes out they targeted an AT&T facility.”

          benr,
          I would suggest that the biggest “bang for the buck” would be attacking the electrical grid, one substation at a time…a few well- placed rifle rounds can and will, over several weeks, result in the follow on deaths of multiples of thousands. Many of the transformers currently used are custom made, and lead times for replacement are counted in months, or years.

          I know that the bandits are well aware of these soft, thinly defended targets. I lay in bed, at times, thinking about this major vulnerability…and of course, Taiwan and my Johnson….

          • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

            ssshhh, we wouldn’t want that to become widely known.
            Or would we?
            The more complex and removed a civilisation becomes then, for all its apparent power, the more brittle & fragile it is.
            We’ve seen the damage a rat chewing through a able can do, whether to Wall St or Main St.
            In modern societies there is no shortage of rats, especially the bipedal type.

      • shox December 25, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

        @Paul

        It doesn’t matter. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Do you know what it has been like, these past few months? Mobs burning cities down, the far left slandering America and its values and tearing down statues, the relentless assault on the decent and honest people of America (eg the McCloskeys being persecuted for daring to defend themselves), and finally and most brazen, audacious, egregious and shameless of all, defrauding the largest election in the richest, most powerful, most law abiding country in the world. The ONLY reason that conservatives hadn’t picked up their guns in the preceding months and gone to town on these mother-fuckers is because they are decent and reserved people, who are content to settle their differences with the opposite camp at the ballot box. Now that the enemy has desecrated the ballot box and dishonored the fair vote, what remains? Armed conflict.

        I’ll tell you how every conservative should feel in his heart right now: Imagine you’re in prison, and a gang descends upon you, forces you to bend over, gives it to you one after the other, and after it’s all done, you are made to say that nothing happened and that you are glad that it happened. Do you get my point? There HAS to be a threshold where people say, “Enough is fucking enough! I want revenge! I want blood! Let there be blood!” Every SJW from San Francisco to Miami should be rounded up, taken to the outskirts of town and shot. America, under the influence of these forces of evil, CANNOT survive the continuing rot of its moral fiber at this rapid a rate.

        • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

          Your well considered and moderate post is… interesting.

        • Raindogs December 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

          Nice fan fiction.

          The CHUD Trump cockgobblers aren’t rising up because they are predominantly fat, lazy, stupid and are just role playing the entire “warrior” fakery.

          There will be no uprising, not from your band of flag-waving slobs anyway.

          • shox December 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

            @Raindogs

            Sadly, you may have a point. I seem to have overlooked the fact that 7 decades of unbroken peace, prosperity and stability have unmade men. They’ve become fat, lazy, domesticated and complacent. If they fiercely defend their 2A rights, it’s so that they can pursue their gun-collecting and shooting-range hobby rather than be well armed and ready for war.

            “Strong men create good times, good times create weak mean, weak men create hard times.”

          • rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

            Shirley you Jest.

            Tens of thousands of well-trained ex-military who could easily take out antifa/blm in a matter of hours at riot locations

            At least eliminate those factions

          • rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

            Rittenhouse took out 2-3 scum leftists with 3 shots

            A 17-yr old at close quarters

            Imagine well-trained ex-military with planning and marksmanship

            Keep thinking the Right is fat lazy and stupid

          • SvrzoH December 25, 2020 at 8:17 pm #

            “if everybody in the US owns a home there would be no communists (read: protesters of any kind, or God forbid revolutionaries) around.”

            William Levitt, builder of first mass built suburbs after WWII.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:39 am #

            @raindogs

            Surely this is a bit of sarcasm since we all know the cockgobblers are all lefties and all of these antifa fools are soyboys who can’t bench 100 pounds.
            Just watch any video of the proud boys knocking all these fools the fuck out.
            The sticks and plywood shields are a joke and antifa needs a solid drubbing.
            They get a couple of thrashings in a row the soyboys will quit showing up.

        • Paul December 26, 2020 at 10:48 am #

          shox,

          There’s nothing wrong with picking up a gun but the very second it is fired, everything changes and not for the better.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

          As bloodthirsty as this may sound, I must agree with Shox. There is a limit as to how much effrontery and outrage a decent people can tolerate before very indecent thoughts begin to dominate their minds.

          This is especially so when government, a necessary evil that is only tolerated for the sake of maintaining ordered liberty, decides that its role is to FACILITATE the disorder, crush the economy, and to give aid and comfort to domestic terrorists, foreign invaders, and criminals at the expense of law abiding citizens.

          Throw into this mix the complete and total destruction of public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process and people simply give up on the ballot box and reach for the cartridge box.

          If oceans of blood of Leftist cretins runs in the streets in 2021 it will be 100% the fault of the corrupt and treasonous Democrat Party leaders and all of their fevered-brow supporters.

          No Quarter for this scum.

    • draupnir December 25, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

      Are you aware that Trump addressed the nation the night of the 23rd from the Oval Office and not a single one of the purported major news outlets broadcast it? It was the beast written and best speech I’ve ever heard him give. The MSM censored the President of the United States. You can view the 11 minute speech here.
      https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/did-you-hear-trumps-speech-last-night-me-either-it-was-was-hidden-from-the-nation/

      • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

        This happened last month as well. It’s gobsmacking, jaw-dropping behavior by the CIA and DNC owned media. That there is not sufficient outcry is really concerning. We should all have the opportunity to see the actually elected President’s speeches. THanks for posting.

        • draupnir December 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

          It’s hard to protest about something you are not even aware is occurring.

  6. JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    A cold splash of water in the face for Christmas morning.

    Think about all this as part of a bigger picture, THE big picture.

    What is God doing here? Has the vaunted USA just stepped over the line is His eyes? Is He looking elsewhere for a people to represent what he intends Mankind to be?

    Are we on our own now? Without a guiding Light and His set of principles, will the USA just sink into a cesspool of stinking sewage. Sure seems that way. With the Chinese there pushing us into the Swamp, along with their biggest allies, the Deep State.

    This is one time when JHK does not need to hasten the time line. Foreign interference has just swung two elections to what other countries want. Russia with Trump to stop the Chinese excursion into our government and now China in 2020, putting their boy into first place, with no possible way for the anti-China folks to win. This election was “in the bank” for the last year or so. Biden hid in his basement because he did not have to campaign.

    Now Biden has to deal with Putin, his worst “enemy” as his party alienated him for four years. That should be interesting.

    China is simple. Like with Obama, China will get whatever it wants. The USA will continue its descent into the pit as China ascends.

    Watch for the desertion of Taiwan as one of the first steps along with the re-emergence of the TPP. Predictions have been made that China will surpass us by 2050. IMHO, those predictions are way too far out.

    We are the biggest loser here, but Russia loses out also. I think Trump realized this and set China as the number one opponent. The European contingent of the world has just taken a huge hit.

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

      JohnAZ, “What is God doing here? Has the USA stepped over the line? Is God looking elsewhere?”

      Allow me to proffer a few possible answers, just for shits and giggles: 1) Dog is NOT here. Dog is where he has always been — tending his garden. WE are the ones who got barred.

      2) Yes, the USA has stepped WAY over the line and did so many, many years’ ago, by their continuing rationalization of VIOLENCE as a reasonable response to DISAGREEMENTS.

      3) Dog is not looking elsewhere, etc. Dog knows that humankind is what humankind is. Dog knows that humankind has the capacity but not the desire to ascend to Dog-likeness, but Dog has been waiting a long time for humankind to get a round to it, but as Doonsbury observed: “Jesus is coming, honey but I ain’t waitin’ up nights.”

      • Uncle Bob December 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

        Your reference to the Almighty as a dog is something I’d expect from some Wokester dolt who thinks he’s a good deal smarter than he/she/it/they/what is.

        God has been warning us for a long time, but we’re too self-absorbed and self-righteous to notice. Natural disasters, financial reversals, unrest in the streets, foreign intrigue, bizarre weather patterns (e.g., 40+ inches of snow fell where I live a weeks ago; it’s mostly melted thanks to Christmas torrential downpours) — they’re all curses that are described in the Old Testament for people who say they follow God but do everything but. My honest appraisal is, we’ll continue to fuck around until we’re annihilated as described in Rev. 17 and 18 unless we repent — if it’s already not too late.

        • wwg1wga December 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

          ….and in other news, Big Pharma is resurrecting the Ramones, in the launch of another awesome advertising campaign:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm51ihfi1p4

          Record setting pill-poppers and profits.

          Remarkable.

          The non-consenting surviving and thriving 3% are agrarians who require no medication.

          Remarkable.

        • Paul December 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

          UB,

          “Your reference to the Almighty as a dog is something I’d expect from some Wokester dolt who thinks he’s a good deal smarter than he/she/it/they/what is.”

          OK. Expect what you want to; it used to be a free country.

          Despite the nasty tone of your words in your first paragraph above, there’s a lot in your second paragraph I, like you, have being paying attention to. Dog is everywhere, would you not agree?

          I happen to know that I’m washed in the same blood as you are, brother, so I have no words of torment nor condemnation to offer you, just encouragement.

          Merry Christmas!

      • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

        Milton. Again. Strange how appropriately current is ‘Paradise Lost‘.
        Strength sufficient to Stand but Free to Fall” about covers it.

        • Paul December 26, 2020 at 9:59 am #

          More!

          • Iananna December 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

            Khan to Capt. Kirk, in the original series when being exiled to Ceti Alpha V after failing to take over the Enterprise,
            cites Satan, “Better to Reign in Hell than Serve in Heaven” (Book 1, 221-270)
            Although preceded by a bit of equivocation/sour grapes “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time/The mind is its own place, and in it self/Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
            What matter where, if I be still the same”.
            What’s that old saw, the Devil has all the best tunes?

    • Amman December 25, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

      The possible scenario of a USA without Asia, Africa, Europe and the Islamic World.not going along…. to get along. That leaves SA and Mexico hopefully remaining on staeside. Maybe Canada too…

  7. Opie December 25, 2020 at 11:17 am #

    And so the prez decides $2000 smackaroos are better than a mere $600. Why not $10,000,or better yet a cool mil $ At this point is there really a difference? The best thing IMO is for the wheels to fall off sooner than later. Don’t give them time to put the Stassi apparitis in place. Fat people don’t start revolutions. Everyone seems to think 2020 can’t go away fast enough,methinks we’ll look in hindsight at how good it was. Merry Christmas James, and a Happy New Year to boot. That goes for Jim’s readership as well,now would be a good time to hit the donate button to ensure another year of amusing and poignant reporting

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

      Well people need money to buy things and pay bills. 2000 buys a lot more than 600. And to remind you, the Government has destroyed much of the economy with this covid nonsense – a Globalist campaign of terror against the world. They kind of owe something don’t you think? But instead they’re trying to use the money to spread this sick culture to even more parts of the world.

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

      $2000 is a lot better than $600, at least it is on the planet I live on. $10,000 spread over the calendar year could mitigate some harm; it would help keep poor people warm, dry and fed and beyond survival, it would open up the opportunity for them to participate in their own recovery. I’m not in favour of wheels falling off anything because they are so useful when they’re on their axles.

      The U.S. version of the Stassi apparatus is already in place and has been for some time. It dwarfs everything the original Stasi. It seems to be working quite well, so they say.

      “Fat people don’t start revolutions”. I’m with you there. It’s time once again for me to get serious about losing a few.

      Merry Christmas to you Opie!

    • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      Quite right that “Fat people don’t start revolutions” – it is said that social collapse is only 3 missed meals away.
      Although, given the excess adipose of most of the population they would be all the better for a week or three on just water.

      • Paul December 26, 2020 at 10:56 am #

        My son and I were talking about this just the other day. He was bitching about his weight, and so was I. I observed that the exact genetic predisposition of my body, (and his and his brothers’ bodies) to grab onto fat and store it for future use is a big part of the reason that we are here. Of 300,000 or so generations of human beings, we are the ones who have survived EVERY famine, EVERY plague, and EVERY pestilence. It’s just that now, the times having been so good for so long, we have WAY TOO MUCH FAT in reserve. My son, who has a couple of degrees now and has an educated basis for his opinions that’s knowledge-based, said we could probably eat nothing for the next six months, drink only water and Labrador Tea and “Still not starve”. In fact, he said, “We’d probably be healthier after six months than we are right now!”

        • feralandroid December 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

          You would, but make sure you take in enough electrolytes (sodium and potassium, etc).

          Fasting is a great way to lose weight and not have the flappy skin problem.

  8. bukowskisghost December 25, 2020 at 11:25 am #

    If this country doesn’t get the cruelty of Congress to deny them some desperately needed cash on Christmas Eve then they are beyond hope. Drugs, pizza, Netflix and intermittently texting crude jokes are all that most consumers of this FUBAR country want. They don’t even know what the word citizen means. The lazy cretins deserve their fate, problem being they will drag down educated and freedom loving productive right wingers like most of us here. My Christmas wish is that all RINOS dig their own graves and the New Republican death squads shoot them in the back of their heads( but they must take their grift filled heads out of their ass first). Amen y’all.

    • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 11:33 am #

      They do know what a consumer is

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

      The Antifa mentality on display.

    • Paul December 25, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

      Wow. If what you say is true and the NRDS start executing ‘them ones’, I doubt there’ll be neither bullets (too expensive) nor graves (too labour intensive. There will be radioactive material though, aircraft, and deserts involved. I daren’t say more!

      Merry Christmas, bukowskisghost!

  9. 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 11:26 am #

    Let’s go downtown and watch the modern kids
    Let’s go downtown and talk to the modern kids
    They will eat right out of your hand
    Using great big words that they don’t understand

    They sing
    Rococo
    Rococo

    They build it up just to burn it back down
    They build it up just to burn it back down
    The wind is blowing all the ashes around
    Oh my dear God what is that horrible song?

    They’ll sing
    Rococo
    Rococo
    Rococo
    Rococo

    https://youtu.be/CxucopeGKkE

    The modern kids don’t understand a thing
    Received an errant email from a Democratic Party action committee
    “Help Kamala change the Supreme Court”
    “More justices for more justice”

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

      And if we tried to improve them via discipline, real family life, proper education into having pride in their race, tradition, nation, and civilization – you would respond with paroxysms of hate, would you not?

      Who do you hate more than traditional Southern boys who carry themselves proudly and open doors for women? Always deferring to them on unimportant things and calling them Maam? Bad women hate this!

      • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

        still suffering from your exclusively binary mentality.
        If not this = that

        All the things you mentioned (pride, tradition, etc.) are mental crutches

        For those that never learned to critically engage their lobes and cortices, -brums and —bellums.

        If one can truly process information one does not need to rest on contrivances of identity

        You don’t want them to think you want to switch out
        their props for yours.

        Lean on this

        • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

          Your cynicism is also a crutch – one that will break if you put much weight on it. No atheists in foxholes for the most part. As George Washington said, Only highly educated people, strangely formed, can be good without a belief in God.

          • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

            Cynicism was rebranded

            Again

            As was pessimism

            It’s now Corrosive Pessimism

            Once set in motion, the process of questioning comes to but one end, the erosion of conviction and certitude

          • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

            Yet still men must act – even without certitude. Somehow Jean Paul Sartre managed to believe in all kinds of things – enough to fight in the French Underground. I believe a lot of things he believed were silly, yet he was a formidable man.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 26, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

          100th Avatar: Enough, already, with the Cali-Commie Newspeak.

          If Civil War 2 comes, anyone coming at me with such snarky mental diarrhea will only encounter one thing of a “binary” nature, which would be the double barrels of my 1926 L.C. Smith 12-gauge shotgun.

          We’ve all had quite enough of this twaddle.

      • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

        Paroxysms of hate

        or

        incredulity towards the metanarrative

        Always the latter
        Always

        • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

          You fool no one but yourself. You are a man of strong passions and hatreds. I only hope for your sake that they are balanced out by equally strong loves.

          • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

            Not a fan of sea dolt
            But I absolutely love reading you

          • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

            Merry Christmas, Mr Potter!

      • Paul December 26, 2020 at 10:01 am #

        Good manners as an act of aggression?

  10. James Kuehl December 25, 2020 at 11:53 am #

    I’ve had enough of watching scenes
    With schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
    All I want is the truth
    Just give me some truth
    -John Lennon

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      The love you make is the love you get. How did that work out for him?

      • James Kuehl December 25, 2020 at 5:03 pm #

        Wrong, as usual. The line is, “the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Lennon is widely recognized as one of the most influential songwriters in history, despite being murdered at a relatively young age.

        • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

          He was a notoriously surly individual, and of course, Anti-Christian. His Imagine is the Anthem of the now feral Liberal grazers.

          • Soul Forensics December 26, 2020 at 2:42 am #

            To Lennon’s credit, he made an about-face on his idealism. He renounced his efforts in the World Aid events for famine relief in Africa, realizing it was a scam where the money went directly into the bank accounts of dictators, and whatever was left was scooped up by smaller fry — the equally corrupt bureaucrats.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:42 am #

            @sf

            Well is the Haiti fund is in indication nothing has changed.

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

            Well is the Haiti fund is in indication nothing has changed. – benr

            ==========

            I’m going to take a wild-assed guess that what you meant to say was:

            Well, if the Haiti fund is any indication, nothing has changed.

            Correct me if I’m wrong.

        • mccobb December 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm #

          Paul McCartney wrote “and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make,” for what it’s worth.

        • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

          An interesting coincidence is that within a couple of weeks of each other, Lennon is blown away with a .45 but the patsy who tried to get Reagan only had a .22 (9mm) – even Brady, who was shot in the head, survived.
          This in a country so full of easily obtained major weaponry.
          Odd that.

  11. redrock December 25, 2020 at 11:57 am #

    Seems many of the comments are from those to cerebral to know how to open a can of beans. Just because you spent your life in college does not mean you learned a god damn thing. Semper Fi pussy’s.

    • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

      Rock,
      Well, there is education, and there is wisdom. The youth have education, but no wisdom, the old, many have wisdom but no education…the fortunately anointed have both.

      Wisdom is life experience seen through the veil of education. It is a filter for the cultural/political vectoring of a liberal arts education. A Marine will, through his enlistment, gain much wisdom. A Marine will rarely be considered “Woke”, for he has seen life stripped bare of adornments…he understands life’s lessons.

      Semper Fi.

      • redrock December 25, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

        After combat you will be able to judge wisdom, integrity and devotion, to duty, honor, country.

        • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

          By killing people in far off places
          Their homelands
          For nation, scratch that, controllable state building

          Duty
          Honor
          Country

          The thin muslin barriers to cognitive dissonance

          Supported and alcohol
          oxy
          meth
          fentanyl

          Semper lie

          • redrock December 26, 2020 at 1:08 am #

            Rest my case.

        • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

          Uh yeah…that is the wisdom part….

        • 100th Avatar December 26, 2020 at 8:52 am #

          I could say the same about the Walmart Greeter
          After a few tours doing thankless work.

          The difference: They don’t create an absurd mythology around their experiences confronting, accepting, and ultimately aggrandizing their expendability

          But maybe

          Semper Buy fellow Walmartians
          Semper Bye while we are at it

      • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

        Dogs can eat their own shit for the nutrient value. Can Marines? If not, why not?

        The body can take the punishment. But can the mind? Can the mind? Motto I just made up for the Special Forces.

        • benr December 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

          Dogs mostly female eat other dogs shit but they really crave cat shit.
          No dog can resist a cat box with cat droppings something about the fat/protein content in it.

          • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:51 pm #

            Strange world! Yet we love these disgusting shit eaters.

            Cat shit can be very dangerous for people. Are dogs immune?

      • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

        E. What are you gonna do with your next check from Uncle Sam? Another truck? Machinery? I notice there’s a lot of good stuff for sale out there right now for pennies on the dollar.

        I was thinking of getting a muzzleloader — not an inline but the kind Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone toted around the frontier — hang it on the wall (not sure if the wife will go along with it) maybe get accoutrements next summer and try it out.

        Brh

        • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

          BRH,
          Well, I really don’t know. I have few needs, and they are met. I want even less, and for me, I don’t necessarily consider that a good thing…it is always nice to scheme on things and then acquire. Machinery is always an option, when it can be found locally.

          Honestly? I will probably give it back to Uncle Sugar as part payment of my upcoming tax bill….

          • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

            …and regarding the muzzle loaders. I still have several. Both Thompson Center Hawkins…one a 50 caliber, and one 45. Owned both for 40+ years and never fired either.

          • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

            And…the link;

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson/Center_Arms

          • Paul December 26, 2020 at 11:03 am #

            Might you defer a portion of your tax bill by adding it to your 401K? Or maybe donate it to a registered charity you support?

          • elysianfield December 27, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

            “adding it to your 401K?”

            Paul,
            401K? I ain’t got no 401K…I don’t need no 401K…I DON’T GOT TO SHOW YOU NO STINKIN’ 401K.~ Corasco…”The Treasure of the Sierra Madres” (paraphrased)

            I live so far below the poverty level, I should be eating government cheese…except for this year.

    • Raindogs December 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

      Pussy’s. LOLZ, nice one, dolt.

  12. sprawlcapital December 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

    Merry Christmas to all!

    In order to invoke EO 13848, the president needs allies, a lot of them. Ideally these should be his cabinet and White House staff. Yet from what I hear, Trump is being told by many around him that he should concede.

    General Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell still want to fight on, but are there enough others loyal to the Constitution to correct (NOT “overturn”) the results of this election? Hopefully the newly-appointed Sec. of Defense is loyal to Trump.

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      Every living Marine (from what I hear). Their Oath has no expiration date. And the best of the rest of the armed forces, active and retired. Mr Trump has to be humble enough (if that is the right word) to ask for help. He has cast his lot with the Deplorables. He cannot look back. If he hesitates now, he is lost.

      • benr December 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

        Ex Navy here and I still foolishly it appears believe in my oath to the Constitution.

        • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

          Me too. ST1. If you travelled in the navy as much as I did, you realize that the US is the best place in the world. The immigration party broadcasts lies about how lousy this place is constantly.

          They are the enemy of the USA and worth fighting against. Lining them up against a wall as previously suggested is an excellent idea.

          I was in during Viet Nam. We were fighting against Communist socialism expansion. Let me tell you, these Marxist jokes for Americans are a far more deadly enemy than the Viets were.

          • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

            QM2 here.

            My biggest regret is getting out, I thought I’d set the world on fire.

            Instead the world set me on fire (metaphorically speaking)

            Brh

          • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 7:45 am #

            BRH I’m sure you’ve heard:

            “Build a man a fire,
            Keep him warm for a day,
            Light a man on fire,
            Keep him warm for the rest of his life.’

    • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 10:52 pm #

      Guilliani said a few days ago that there will be a mountain of evidence proving election fraud coming in a few days.

      Somebody wake me up when it lands.

  13. elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

    As our Host forecast;

    https://www.newsmax.com/headline/explosion-nashville-vehicle-intentional/2020/12/25/id/1003111/

    A little Christmas gift from a part of the population that feels somehow impugned. And…notice how it was designed to kill first responders, with a “shots fired” call, no doubt untraceable.

    • Soul Forensics December 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

      Christmas, early morning, empty street.

      Perhaps a symbolic act, meant first to scare. As in, here’s your new “birth” and hope for peace.

      Next time it’s a pizza joint, church, bar. The time after that, a packed sports stadium or political rally.

      America, the new streets of Europe.

      Strongly doubt it’s a “deranged lone wolf” attack, which, it can almost be guaranteed, is how the MSM will spin it, if they don’t go full-on batshit and say it’s a White Southern whackjob.

      • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

        The very definition of “…a White Southern whackjob” – Timothy McVeigh, in May 1988, at the age of 20, McVeigh enlisted in the United States Army and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. McVeigh received several service awards, including the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. He aspired to join the United States Army Special Forces.

        • Soul Forensics December 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

          Wow, couldn’t have predicted that response. Do you work for CNN? And are you predicting that this was perpetrated by a Tim McVeigh fanboy?

        • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

          McVeigh was from Michigan, hardly the south.

  14. benr December 25, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    So here we are on the very brink of a Biden theft of power and what are we getting?

    Why a preview of what the next four years will look like.
    Iran rattling the sabre incessantly!
    Each opposing group will murder some one of interest in a tit for tat dash for global war.
    War in the middle east and most likely everywhere else as one proxy battles it out with another.
    The cheery cherry on top is Communists (antifa) bombing things all over the country. Nashville seriously Nashville?
    Jingle bells jingle bells that bomb residue smells!
    Oh what fun it is to drive a smoking sleigh today!
    Rudolph got his very own bomb filled vest so fuck the rest and Biden is the best.

    Not a very rosey take on things and when they find the asshole that set off that bomb I hope they hang them from their thumbs.
    The problem I suspect this incoming administration will give them a medal and a pat on the ass instead. I could be wrong but leftist shit holes have done next to nothing to punish people for essentially doing a slow rolling destruction of cities by looting and burning down everything in site.
    In the end the result is the same burned out hulks and out of business signs everywhere.

    • hmuller December 25, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

      What the Covid fraud did to American small businesses is like a million bombs going off. It’s as if somebody doesn’t like us, and worse, they are the ones who rule over us. We are so fucked…..

    • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

      Hang them from their thumbs?

      I can think of a much better twin appendage to hang them from.

  15. beantownbill. December 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    So, now that 2020 is 51/52nds over, what good happenstances do we really have to look forward to for 2021? Certainly not Americans coming together, nor crass politicians going away, Good economic times? Hah!
    Just tell me something good, without violence or rancor. Otherwise, 2021 will be a repeat of 2020, now the new normal.

    BTW, I agree with JAZ about Taiwan and Communist China. Soon China will act to scoop up the Island, and we will scream, shout and throw a temper tantrum, all to no avail. Funny thing, as I was lying in bed this morning, I was thinking that Taiwan would soon be history. Maybe great minds do think alike.

    I should start a pool to bet how long Biden lasts as President. Probably not the full 4 year term.

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

      Well we have to admit to ourselves that we’ve been utterly ridiculous. Building up a proud, alien, and resentful (after what the West did to them) Civilization and Now we wonder if we did the right thing?

      Of course Taiwan is gone. What are we going to start a nuclear war over that? If “we” had a shred of decency, we wouldn’t have betrayed Chiang Kai Shek in favor of the Communists (again Capitalism/Communism is one system).

      Another of “our” great deeds in China: The British East India Company and the Sassoon family set out to make the whole Nation into opium addicts. And then the kicker: they tried to cut the Chinese out of the all of the profits as well. Not satisfied with operating on ports, they tried to take over from Chinese dealers inland on the rivers. China then declared war.

      Needless to say we should defend ourselves. Boycott them entirely and watch them collapse. We can’t have normal relations with something this evil – even if we helped to create it. There would have been plenty of challenges even if we had supported Chiang Kai Shek and the normal Chinese people. But this regime is a bridge too far all entirely.

      • beantownbill. December 25, 2020 at 11:05 pm #

        I agree, but with China Biden and his backers in DC, we’ll never retaliate in any way against the CCP – unless there’s an uprising here first.

    • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

      Even the Patriots have tanked. Well, you have to admit Bill, it was a good run.

      • beantownbill. December 25, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

        Yeah, a great run, but it didn’t have to end exactly this way. On top of this, KC Jones died today a number of weeks after Tommy Heinsohn. And how much longer can Boston’s greatest professional athlete, Bill Russell, last?

    • Night Owl December 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

      That you think Biden will be in the White House is quite amusing.

      • beantownbill. December 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm #

        Unless Biden croaks, strokes out or is offed, yeah, I think he will be in the White House. I’m glad I can amuse you, and I hope you are right.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 5:10 am #

          You think the guy who lost will be in the White House? You think Trump is just waiting for him to be installed?

          Ok.

    • elysianfield December 25, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

      “Funny thing, as I was lying in bed this morning, I was thinking that Taiwan would soon be history. Maybe great minds do think alike”

      Bill,
      Hunh…great minds. I too, this very morning, was lying in bed thinking about Taiwan…well, I was thinking about my Johnson, but Taiwan also….

      Have a great “holiday season”, Bill, and keep your sense of humor for what is upcoming….

      • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

        Great minds do think alike
        indeed.Apparently they think about Taiwan.

        Yet here I was, thinking of your Johnson

        • Q. Shtik December 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm #

          Yet here I was, thinking of your Johnson – 100th Avatar

          ========

          Eewww!

          • 100th Avatar December 26, 2020 at 8:46 am #

            Just pointing out a subtle confirmation bias
            Or how we pick and choose what information we prioritize
            Typically it is the information that resembles our own conclusions

      • beantownbill. December 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm #

        I usually wait until I’m lying in bed (not alone) in the evening before I’m thinking about Johnson – not LBJ.

      • RocketDoc December 28, 2020 at 10:06 am #

        I could look it up but I’ll hazard a memory-It’s “Fools think alike” and “Great minds run in the same channels”. Which goes to show something about aphorisms.

    • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

      Biden will only be President for two months max.

      The seat in the Oval Office will be warmed for Karmela…quickly.

      That was the plan from the day she dropped out of the primaries due to a total lack of interest in her becoming President!

      The Deep State: “She’s perfect!”

      • beantownbill. December 27, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

        Your idea that Biden will be replaced by Harris, I agree with. But I don’t think it will be within 2 months. Who knows? We will just have to wait and see.

  16. getsome December 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    I do not see a viable group structured as necessary that will coalesce into an organized, initially non violent, entity. The former candidates are all composed of old – my age- mostly overweight, non practicing good ol boys ie; American Legion, Veterans of foreign wars etc. Those of use with the experience to impact cannot sustain the necessary efforts that will be needed, even if one works out daily, with structured, strenuous effort. Too long to recover and I do not, initially see an easy day presenting itself. I focus on my area of operations, having made assessments of go-no go neighbors, ranged points 360, lines of comm thru the entire ao. Visualization is a VERY powerful tool to be used incessantly. Now, I DO NOT see engagements occurring either here or my traversing out looking for trouble. Calm focused training, monitoring the hedge, cfn for cogent observations, scanning the local media. There may come a time for active participation in future events but I put odds at <10%.
    Thank you James Howard for these though provoking missives, of which I always peruse twice, if not thrice.
    Stay low, move fast. Shoot first, die LAST. Nuff Said

    • Q. Shtik December 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

      these though provoking missives – getsome

      ========

      Hey get, please fill in the missing letter.

      • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

        Another example of

        Low T

        • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

          Either that or a result of an indulged, spoiled grouping of young people who have been educated that the US is evil. Willing to die for their country, I doubt it. Willing to serve their country, I doubt it.

          • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

            Not the first time either, Lord Baden Powell, in England, realized how sissified English boys were becoming and created the Boy Scouts to offset the femeninization of boys in 1910.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

            ’ Not the first time either, Lord Baden Powell, in England, realized how sissified English boys were becoming and created the Boy Scouts to offset the femeninization of boys in 1910.’

            JohnAZ – I’d appreciate a reference for that remark, which is, as far as I can tell from all I know of scouting & Baden-Powell, a total crock of shit. So, either you’ve been misinformed, or you just made it up (to fit some narrative/agenda). Which is it?

        • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

          I was referring to Q’s missing T

          But that too

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:45 am #

            Hey they gave him a lotion to rub on his shoulders for that affliction.
            Problem with T replacement is cancer risk.

  17. Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    Some snow for the southern girl:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01BcaggibDw&list=RD01BcaggibDw&start_radio=1&t=112

    • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

      Beautiful! Divine!

    • SoftStarLight December 26, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

      It’s really beautiful! I wonder if snow is where magic and math become one? They say that every snowflake is different from the next. Each one with unique patterns and symmetries. An endless stream of possibilities and probabilities. Magic in that such extreme and precise detail and beauty can simply manifest from the elements and disappear back into them with not a trace.

  18. 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

    Ready for it?

    The “it” now is “woke”

    As if their confrontation with epistemology is something new.
    Unlike the intellectuals, they haven’t attempted to map out the conclusion

    People have been pondering the results for a very long time.

    Nietzsche:

    I praise, I do not reproach, [nihilism’s] arrival. I believe it is one of the greatest crises, a moment of the deepest self-reflection of humanity. Whether man recovers from it, whether he becomes master of this crisis, is a question of his strength. It is possible. . . . (Complete Works Vol. 13)

    Others not so sure

    “If we accept that all perspectives are equally non-binding, then intellectual or moral arrogance will determine which perspective has precedence. Worse still, the banalization of nihilism creates an environment where ideas can be imposed forcibly with little resistance, raw power alone determining intellectual and moral hierarchies. It’s a conclusion that dovetails nicely with Nietzsche’s, who pointed out that all interpretations of the world are simply manifestations of will-to-power.”

    Sounds familiar

    Arrogance decides
    Power decides

    Power has FANGS these days

    and a deep state

    • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

      Well obviously all things are not for all people. Human hierarchy is pretty basic. Nietzsche certainly accepted this. Are you still struggling? Most people are followers who need the normal crutches. Don’t be a proud crip falling down in the middle of the street because you won’t accept that you don’t need something at least, if only a cane or brace.

      Sure, the higher one gets the fewer one needs. Would you take them away from people or something? No? Ok, what is your issue or problem?

      Again, if we set up something to (try) raise (some) Men up unto these Heights, you would call us Nazis because that was their Plan as well.

      • Soul Forensics December 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

        “Again, if we set up something to (try) raise (some) Men up unto these Heights, you would call us Nazis because that was their Plan as well.” — Yohannon

        Yes, “the jackboots loved Nietzsche” reflexive nonsense is the lie that gets repeated so often it becomes casual cultural acceptance.

        Nietzsche was all about individual power, and certainly against all forms of conformity, whether the religion of the New Testament, which he abhorred, or the evils of feckless academics.

        He was prescient as regards the dictatorial movements of the 20th century, and he is still prophetic as regards our current crises.

        Overcoming was about the self, because once the self is overcome — squeamishness, cynicism, sentimentality — power, through grace, is bestowed, and that kind of power can only engender good results, just as the sun shines without concern or even knowledge of the good it’s doing.

        • Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

          Yes, they took from him what they wanted as do you, as does everyone.

          Let’s face it, he was weak on the social. So they were right about that, not him.

          His society of Aristocrats and their peons is strangely familiar and even attractive in some ways (am I not broad? do I not contain multitudes without being Legion?), but could it stand against the Red Chinese or people like that?

          No.

          On a parallel: Could the Germanic, Celtic, and Slavic Pagans have staved off Islam?

          No. But Rome could have at its height. A hint for those with open minds.

          • Soul Forensics December 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

            The individual and society, religion and politics, converge and diverge in ways that support, but also cancel, one another.

            If I read you aright regarding “the social”, I’d say that Nietzsche had little patience or even interest in how societies could use political power in a world where only the Aristocracy was enlightened. So yes, he was weak on it, but then his eternal recurrence theory, rehashed or repurposed from Hinduism, accepted it as fate that the peons wouldn’t be up to the task of defending themselves from invading forces (intellectual or martial). Was he not proven right re totalitarianism, whether regional or international?

            We’ve moved light years away from how warfare is conducted. The difference between WWI and WWII is enormous. The difference between WWII and the situation today is unfathomable.

        • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

          Which brings us to Carr’s banalization of nihilism

          AKA Wokedom

          Raw power. A movement.

          What is truly abhorrent is that they masquerade in intellectualism.
          When they have not thought it through.
          Again, many try, many failed.
          It is where philosophy meets psychological horror.
          And we know these woke campus dimwits and their parrots have not gone that far. It’s sophomoric and embarrassing.

          “I don’t know”

          The scariest words to many.
          What do we know? Truly?

          Jumping off from the shoulders of giants: what do YOU know?
          We present the knowledge of others as our own.
          All the time.
          Never prefaced with, “It’s commonly accepted..” or “many have concluded”
          That would be taxing. As would be to admit you really don’t know, or worse yet, don’t really know what “to know” even means.

          Alas, I’m not scared of those words, but I am of the three that must follow

          “What to do”

          Getting through life not knowing is a breeze.
          Not knowing what to do?
          Not so much, but that is where this intellectually dishonest pandering towards nihilism “Wokeness” is taking us.

          They only know to burn it down.
          That’s the easy part

          • Rulo Deschamps December 26, 2020 at 2:33 am #

            “’I don’t know’ The scariest words to many. What do we know?” On good days, almost nothing. On bad days, nothing at all. 50 years in God’s garden, laboriously harvesting pigeon peas, for what? I thought the basket was full more than once, but was wrong. It was an illusion. Birds, squirrels kept stealing the peas every time I stopped for a drink of water. Each pea is an “I know this”, but there’s only a pitiful few in my basket. Life, experience, and thought are the birds that stole my peas. I am more ignorant now than at 25.

            “We present the knowledge of others as our own”: I’ve made that mistake more than once and hope not to make it again, but I may. If it’s stupid to make the same mistake more than once, then I’m stupid. You read some screens and books, I read others – yet we don’t know jack. We’re equally naked. The passionate intensity invested in the books and screens of my 25 was misplaced, ridiculous. The one pea I encountered at that age not eaten by squirrels so far was not from screen or book, but from visionary mushroom. “Officer, I’m not here for the revolution – I’m here for the mushroom”. I couldn’t explain that particular pea, but I have it.

            Other peas I have, maybe enough for a Spartan meal in Hades, the love for my children and family, although they sometimes disappoint me as I disappointed my ancestors, the loyalty for the few friends that didn’t fade away, although they disappoint and I disappoint, etc. I think I also know not to want to be rich, the more material goods the more barren your life and so on. Or it may be that I was never tempted hard enough. I know work, physical work on field and orchard is good for you, although when it’s 100 degrees out and no-see-ums a torment, the thought of how good a cold beer in the shade would be becomes knowledge, solid and real, too.

            “Alas, I’m not scared of those words, but I am of the three that must follow, ‘What to do”: Those 3 words are the whole of philosophy, and I enjoy having philosophers here such as you, 100th Avatar, as well as others, starting of course with our host Mr JHK. What to do, what to do… Let’s think some more about it, but there’s time for thought and time for action, and thinking is not doing, and there’s times we HAVE to do something, not just think.

          • Pete December 26, 2020 at 10:35 am #

            Thank you. I really enjoyed this discussion between 100th and Rulo.

            “We present the knowledge of others as our own…”

            I’m guilty of that, while at the same time offering that we really ‘know’ nothing.

            Thanks again.

          • Daddyotis December 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

            Rulo: such wonderful expression. What a gift it was to read it. Best wishes.

      • BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

        PLA backing DoD Diversity Efforts 100%.

        Beijing Biden already got the word:

        Comrade Biden,

        “As for US Army recruiting, the PLA would like to see more female soldiers, age 18-21, blond, blue eyed, about 120 lbs, shapely, preferably virgins. Please keep Comrade Harris appraised of your success in this matter.

        Your friend and master,

        Ji Xing Ping, CCP, Chairman

        P.S, please transmit comradely greetings to my friend, your son, Hunter. Ask him if the suitcase full of cash has arrived in the Vineyard yet. I never did trust those Ukrainian bag men. Well, don’t worry about it there’s plenty more where that came from.”

  19. Yohannon December 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

    General Miller signs off on a diversity initiative to throw out any (already lowered) remaining standards that get in the way of Diversity.

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/12/acting-secretary-accepts-inclusion-boards-15-recommendations/

    The Chinese won’t even have to invade if trends continue unopposed. Thus we enter a bottleneck. We won’t be the same when we emerge on the other side. We won’t even be we anymore. Only Trump can stop this, only His is “the hand of LaSalle” to pull us to safety from the Pit, the Pendulum, and the Maelstrom.

    This future can not be, must not be, shall not be. So I decree by the power of the three times three.

    • Ishabaka December 25, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

      You know what the USA truly values by the institutions it exempts from political correctness – where discrimination based on age, sex, ability, and race are permitted. Up til now, that has encompassed professional sports and the military. Looks like the military has lost its value.

  20. benr December 25, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

    And there it was the Christmas we were introduced to Chinese Turkey with the ceramic capped smile yes folks Joe Biden looms over larger!

    • Soul Forensics December 25, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

      With a fortune cookie stuffed up the turkey’s ass that fondler Joe will pull out and read for his national audience of sixteen:

      “Confucious say he who put diaper on face will recycle snot and create an attack of the Vapors.”

  21. KappaJoe December 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

    Exactly who is the enemy?

    Exactly who has the power to order and coordinate the shutdown of entire city- and state-wide economies on the flimsiest pretext of a “pandemic” apparently no worse than a bad yearly flu?

    Exactly who has the power, after coordinating the shutting down vote counting overnight, to ham-handedly order the complete reversal of an election despite eye witnesses and a thousand historical anomalies, yet try to make it stick?

    Exactly who has the power to dictate and coordinate what the mainstream media and the social media platforms can say and do?

    Exactly who has the power to corrupt our courts to such an extent they will not even hear evidence, much less rule?

    Exactly who is this enemy that openly attempts to exercise such blatant, naked power over us and the whole world?

    • Amman December 25, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

      Do tell, old boy! We are wont to know.

      • rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

        keen to know

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

        The answer is obvious – NO ONE, despite how keenly you NEED there to be SOMEONE.

        • abbybwood December 26, 2020 at 11:02 pm #

          The powers that be could never have locked us all down without the MSM.

  22. JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

    Easy, a new term.

    The crypto-Deep State.

    The computerization of everything allows a very few people to control everything.

    And perhaps the crypto- New World Order.

    Or right now maybe they are the same.

  23. Not_GeorgeT December 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

    Happy Christmas!

    In these trying times I recommend JHK’s “Living in the Long Emergency” as a must-read. Not only does he define the crisis, his interviews with, and assessments of, the strategies used by Adapters is an invaluable map for navigating the emergency we are living.

    Living in the long emergency is as much about mental attitude and ability to manage change as a part of everyday life as it is about acquiring and developing specific physical skills.

    A closer look reveals he believes that of which he writes, evidenced by his personal choices regarding living, surviving, and experiencing some tranquilly amidst the chaos.

    Best wishes to all!

    • abbybwood December 27, 2020 at 12:04 am #

      Naturally I bought a copy and sent it to my conservative friend in North Carolina who didn’t know about JHK and his books/blog.

      Now he loves our host.

      I guess I need to get a copy for myself now! 🙂

  24. Iananna December 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

    “Future historians “? You are an optimist.

  25. Iananna December 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks for your good work in the past, JHK.
    I look forward to a return to writing your strengths such as infrastructure and resource allocation.
    Please drop the political prognostication – it is not your forte.
    IanAnna — Please just go fuck yourself. — JHK Admin

  26. rocket8 December 25, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

    Reading a whole lot of posts here …. there seem to be some dangerous people posting here .

    • Iananna December 25, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

      That is an understatement.
      It must sadden JHK that the crazies clog up the comments.

      • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

        Gimme a break. You and r8 willing to die for your absurd philosophy? Either of you ex-military? Either of you serve anything bigger than yourselves?

        • JohnAZ December 25, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

          You are the crazies!

        • rocket8 December 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

          Uh yes in fact .

          • benr December 25, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

            Serving it up at the local bath house don ‘t count.

      • Night Owl December 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

        Tell us again about the coming White Ethnostate and Putin’s Manchurian Candidate, Iananna.

        The padded cell beckons.

        • Night Owl December 25, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

          But Jello, I have been right on every prediction to date.

          There is a reason you seek out my posts when your fears are greatest.

          Buckle up.

          • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

            I can’t speak for Majella, but when I find one of your posts, I get a good hoot – it’s all there: hubris & arrogance, dusted with conspiracy confetti. Marvellous stuff. January 20th can’t come soon enough. What does crow taste like?

            (Also, JHK, what was so offensive about the prior post you deleted?)

          • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 5:08 am #

            Majella feeling strong again.

            LOL.

      • rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

        JHK has become ~one of the crazies~ I am happy to report.

        Only took him some 65-70 years to see the abysmal Left for what it is

        The younger generation is doomed to experience massive losses of freedom before they wake up themselves

        • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

          “The younger generation is doomed to experience massive losses of freedom before they wake up themselves”

          first order of business out of the womb is a foot-print for the certificate.

          The authentication process of the state.

          Then off to mother’s arms.

      • benr December 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

        Which is why he bans the trolls and the nuts.

        • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

          …yet here you are…

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 10:51 am #

            How many names are you on now?

            Yeah thought so.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

            You (and your nutjob buddy) are the one showing this strange idea that the blog is overrun by multiple-identity posters. So, what’s YOUR count for me? No doubt it’ll be as crazy-stupid as the rest of the things you say.

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

        Nah…these guys are the classic definition of “a feature, not a bug”.

  27. rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 4:21 pm #

    so now our man Trump only has martial law at his disposal

    leftists ‘win’ an election…..and now car bombs

    come on Mr. Trump, sic your loyal military on these malefactors

    it feels like the winter of 1777 when Washington was close to losing the War

    • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

      The FBI “needs your leads”

      You could hand deliver it to their office on a laptop

      There is no faith in the national police, nor should there be.
      And they only have themselves to thank.

      • rube-i-con December 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

        hence we desperately need a great Act by Mr. Trump to Save the Nation

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 10:09 am #

          ‘Desperately’ is the operative word.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

        I appear to have misjudged you earlier. You are quite correct about the Bureau. This republic functioned admirably from 1789 -1922 without an FBI. We already had federal marshals and that was quite enough. Most law enforcement needs to be handled at the state and local levels.

    • Night Owl December 25, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

      The process will go through the electors and then to Pence.

      Trump is and will remain your president.

      • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

        Haha! “The Pence Card” – also doomed to failure.

        Pence will perform his Constitutional Duty, and the Trumplicans will wail and gnash their teeth, vilify him as a “traitor!!!” and a RINO.

        Pence is a spineless cardboard cut-out, but he knows the jig is up.

        • Night Owl December 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

          I can’t wait to see you return with your third handle.

          • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

            Would the crow be more easily digested if poached or roasted?

          • 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 6:55 pm #

            It’s extremely easy to read through the sea-dolt

            “…is a spineless cardboard cut-out”

            as opposed to the vertebrate cardboard cutouts we are accustomed to

            idiosyncratic non-sequiturs and malapropisms
            idioglossia? no
            idioticglossia? si

      • Tekapo December 25, 2020 at 11:26 pm #

        “Trump is and will remain your president.”

        Genuine question – how does this happen? All 50 states have certified their electors, and so far none of the six swing states have indicated that they will meet and certify an alternative Trump slate.

        Mike Pence doesn’t have powers to pick between competing slates … both houses (separately) have to vote a majority to do that, and that seems totally unlikely.

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 12:52 am #

          No doubt the omniscient Night Owl will explain any minute now.

          • Tekapo December 26, 2020 at 1:33 am #

            I know not what time zone that gentleman is in …

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 2:06 am #

            He resides in the Netherworld, betwixt light & dark, communing with beings of a higher order than we mere ‘trolls’. He’s a FIGJAM of the highest order.

          • Tekapo December 26, 2020 at 3:43 am #

            “He resides in the Netherworld, betwixt light & dark, communing with beings of a higher order than we mere ‘trolls’. He’s a FIGJAM of the highest order.”

            And what would be the time zone in this deep space in Hades?

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 10:16 am #

            He has claimed to persist in some part of Germany.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 5:05 am #

          The dueling electors in the 7 swing states. The casting process is overseen by Pence. You must learn your Constitutionz.

          • Tekapo December 26, 2020 at 9:41 am #

            What do you mean by the casting process? And while VP Pence chairs the Joint Session, it is my understanding that he has no determinative say in choosing or tallying the electoral college votes.

            Without a majority vote by both the House and Senate to reject or overturn or replace a slate, the one certified by government officials stands, and Biden gets to 306. Am I mistaken?

            And what is the role of the safe harbor provision? All the states made that date except Wisconsin.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 9:57 am #

            So this is your new “last hope”. I thought you said you’d been correct in all your predictions to date.

            Let’s see…

            Originally, it was the DHS isotope watermarks on the GENUINE ballots…nothing there.

            Then it was the courts with incontrovertible & indisputable evidence…kicked to the kerb more than 50 times…

            Then to ‘The Mighty Kraken’ with “biblical effect’…a complete fizzer.

            Then SCOTUS…still no joy.

            Now you seriously believe Pence is going to choose to ignore the verified results from the swing states and, on no particular authority, count instead the bogus GOP Elector Slates?

            Who needs to know the Constitution? The President of the Senate ‘shall open and COUNT the votes’ of the Electoral Colleges as verified by their legislatures. Note – be shall ‘count’ them, not decide whether their verification is legitimate.

            Pence, as I’ve said before, is a spineless cardboard cut-out. He’s also not that stupid and knows the party’s over. There’s no way your delusional expectation will be fulfilled on Jan 6th. So, what’s Plan F, after that?

            Oh, right – EO13848…where’s this definitive report from the DNI IG? Wasn’t that supposed to drop last Friday? And Martial Law. Right. That ones got some legs, for sure.

            LOL

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 10:02 am #

            ’ The dueling electors in the 7 swing states.

            What’s so ‘duelling’ about them? There’s the legitimate, certified Electors, then there’s the sad-assed loser whiners who are pretenders. They have no standing, and Pence will not play this farcical game.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

            Do you know what dueling electors are?

            It would appear not.

          • Tekapo December 27, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

            “Do you know what dueling electors are? It would appear not.”

            From my reading, the shadow electors for Donald Trump who met on 14 December are uncertified and have no legal standing, and therefore aren’t equal in a dueling sense.

            Only the Joe Biden electors were certified by the swing state governors, and therefore they are the ones that must be counted. In any case the House of Representatives wouldn’t reject them, and even the Senate most likely won’t either.

            And all states except Wisconsin met the safe harbor deadline, so they should be guaranteed to be considered “conclusive”. Am I missing something critical?

    • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 7:08 pm #

      ‘…and now car bombs.’

      Rube, please explain how you’ve already been able to pin the Nashville event on ‘lefties’ so quickly?

      • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 5:12 am #

        Pattern recognition.

        High -IQ stuff, Jello.

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 10:39 am #

          Your apophenia is showing.

          LOL

          • beantownbill. December 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

            I never heard of that word. I had to look it up. How did you ever know the word? I guess JHK isn’t the only one writing here that makes me head for a dictionary.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm #

            No doubt, Night Owl didn’t have to…being so “ high IQ“ and all…

      • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

        Without a shred of explanation my b-i-l, Peter, exclaimed in an Xmas Day phone call to my wife from FL that “it’s the fuckin’ Moozlims again.” That’s how he always pronounces it. This is his way of putting a pejorative spin on Muslims.

        • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm #

          muslims and leftists have made a disgusting mess of europe and their own countries

          women in garbage bags, no voice, no vote

          but it~s republicans who~re waging war on them

          saudi women now ‘are allowed’ to drive vehicles lol

          where will they drive to? somewhere they are allowed to live freely?

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

            Rube, I think you have missed my point. As of yesterday afternoon (Xmas Day) when Peter called my wife, had there been any word from police authorities (local, state, or federal) that supported Peter’s view that “it’s the fuckin’ Moozlims again?”

            Please do not provide cover for Peter by telling us how many Muslim Nobel Prize winners there have been.

        • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

          i believe there has been 1 muslim nobel prize winner

          probably for something to do with chemistry

      • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

        no connection……blm/antifa allowed to maraud and murder freely for months, vilifying & defunding police, a lefty elected as president, millions now poised to storm the border, the economy devastated by unnecessary restrictions, free speech strangled, media refuse to broadcast the president~s addresses, rampant anti-white racism anti-male views now officially supported, and now car bombs going off

        no connection at all, just normal leftist life, the snuffing out of all that is good and moral and healthy

        calls by leftists to make lists of conservatives and put them in camps, i.e. eradicate them

        molon labe

    • Raindogs December 25, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

      Yes, it feels exactly like 1777 because one nut blew up an RV.

      Swear to Judas Priest that you CHUDS have worms on the brain.

  28. trypillian December 25, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

    Further to Hunan Beef preferred by the Donkey-In-Chief there is hewman beef on the menu. The elite Druids of the world consume the flesh of; shall we say hewman veal. Prince Charles should layoff hewman veal blood. He’s looking more and more the self-indulgent vampire. It could be he wanted an orange face which is popular with the Don.

  29. 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

    Sounds delightful. Before I sign up, d’y’all have doctors there?
    I mean, if you’re all agrarians. And the WiFi? How is it?

    I jest.
    gentle ribbing,
    But seriously
    Who owns the land?
    Cause there is a funny phenomenon with you “agrarians”
    Y’know the joke?
    Agrarians don’t work the land,
    They work the people
    Working their land

  30. FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

    Hmm… Reading of this leaves me somewhat bemused. I guess I can only say I’m glad his election campaign failed.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/12/11/2001322/-Louisiana-Republican-who-ran-for-Congress-and-promoted-QAnon-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges

    • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

      Why am I not surprised that this – a QAnon-supporting GOP candidate being arrested for possession of child-porn gets zero attention? ‘Nothing to see here, kiddies’…talk about double standards…sheesh!

      • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

        not a problem at all for sane conservatives, we love the application of the law equally for all

        unlike leftists, who view the law solely as a contrivance to be used against their opponents

  31. Q. Shtik December 25, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

    It’s a fabulous tale of fantasy & foolishness. – Freddie

    ===========

    Nice alliteration.

    • FreddieMars December 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm #

      Yet it was deleted by Admin, so you’re referencing a non-existent post, Q.

      The deletion astounds me. I’m aware that I’m expected to write a letter of apology to JHK when Mr. Trump is re-installed on 20 January, so even daring to hint at the possibility that it may not be so should be tolerated, shouldn’t it? I’m seeing K-Dog’s point now.

      • Iananna December 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm #

        Over this dire year I’ve noticed the disappearance of many of the saner commenters here and assumed that they had just grown tired of the crazies.
        I hadn’t realised that they’d been “disappeared down the memory hole“.
        And yet the truly reprehensible are allowed to remain.
        Odd, that.

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

          Following your recent invitation to ‘just go and get fucked’ by the sainted JHK himself, I’m surprised to see you can still post!

          • Iananna December 26, 2020 at 4:57 pm #

            I was surprised by such banal profanity from a wordsmith.
            Perhaps a result of hitting the eggnog too early?

          • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

            Sir, I am a JHK fan but I don~t like his stoop to profanity

            Jimmy we tear you one now and then but you~re high class, man!

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

            I was surprised by such banal profanity from a wordsmith. – Iananna

            ==========

            If used judiciously and not too often, a cuss word now and then can be quite effective.

            A few years ago I took my wife into NYC to the Cooper Union* where JHK was delivering a talk. I recall him slipping in the word ‘fuck’ and drawing a mild titter of laughter from the audience. We were not aghast.

            In grad school I had a very popular prof for a course in banking. (Last name Nadler; first name I’m not sure but maybe Paul). He sprinkled his lectures with profanities and received gales of laughter. To my astonishment he once got away with using the word ‘cunt.’

            * This was the site where Lincoln delivered a masterful speech in 1860.

      • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

        The deletion astounds me. – Freddie

        =========

        Maybe Jim just ‘got up on the wrong side of the bed’ that day, as the saying goes.

        • FreddieMars December 27, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

          Q,

          All the post (which I can barely recall word-for-word) did was question Jim’s own assertion that Mr. Trump will be reinaugurated on 20 Jan 21 (some threads back, a Poster was told that JHK would ‘accept his personal apology’ when this fantastically unlikely event occurs.

  32. Roundball Shaman December 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

    “The former so-called Yang-kees had squandered all their laid-up treasure turning their continent into a demolition derby — six-laners lined by muffler shops, chain stores, and fried food shacks… the self-demolition of America was fait accompli.”

    The record of history — if there is such a thing in the future — will record that the high point of the American Experiment was the decade of the 1950s. Sure, there was the ugliness of racial injustice and bland conformity. But it also was the decade of the peak of middle-class American prosperity and national civility. And there was something else, too. A sense of HOPE reigned supreme. Hope that you and your kids could succeed. Hope that Tomorrow will be better than today. The hope born of a belief that as a Nation we stood for something special and we were on the right track. Little did we know that the Dark State (which had already long existed) had well-planned the demolition of the USA beginning with deindustrialization and propaganda programs for our youth and other hidden attacks on Americans and then coming soon… the murder of an American president.

    The removal of JFK was the undeniable turning point for the Nation and for the loss of the sense of HOPE when the Nation fully went off the disappearing rails and began a long slow-running derailment and wreckage (just as the real American railroads were being erased and consolidated into nothingness). From that moment forward, the demolition project was on in full effect. These days, we are simply getting to the End Game of this long project of self destruction and loss and erasure of National spirit.

    “This was a hard enough year, of course, without completely demolishing what little remained of America’s battered Christmas spirit.”

    The complete demolition of the Christmas spirit… of OUR spirit — and the theological and spiritual underpinnings of the Christmas season, is the climax-shot of all this foreplay if you know what I mean. That’s when the very last of the air is let out of the American psyche balloon and myth of Exceptionalism and then fear and confusion and rootlessness emerges in the aftermath to soon consume the Nation completely thus finishing the Grand American Demolition Project.

    Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners once said, “Be kind to the people on the way UP, because you’re going to meet the same people… on the way DOWN.” To which his pal Norton replied, “How true! Happens to me every day in the Sewer”. To that, we could all say, happens to us every day living in The Great American Swamp.

    So the lesson for 2021? Be kind.

    • JohnAZ December 26, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      The problem is

      The “be kind” people end up dead with the carnivores gloating over their graves.

  33. BackRowHeckler December 25, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

    Ralph also said

    To the moon, Alice!

    • cbeard December 27, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

      Pow, right in the kisser.

  34. 100th Avatar December 25, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

    “Then, there was the Golden Golem of Greatness, a.k.a. President Donald Trump…”

    Then there was indeed.
    And a Golem he is. And what we need.
    The instability of this golem is his greatest strength.
    Protect the village
    or destroy it?

    How about both, or the former vis a vis the latter?

    And there is no better golem for this.
    A spoilt alpha male. The archetypal alpha.

    Never having to pander and capitulate and debase himself like a politician. The career politician. The lawyer.

    No. He’s a man that always got his way. Read his conquest of the Kluge estate. It reeks of privilege and the type of self-congratulatory behavior that a wounded man relishes.
    Always having to prove his worth.
    Supposedly we can thank his cold father.
    Alas, like sausage, we should not witness the making of a golem.

    We just need the right ugly ingredients.
    And again, Trump is what is needed for this.

    “You mean I’m not in control?”
    “I’m the President!”
    “I’m the NY Billionaire!”
    “I’m perfect.. with perfect hair (about that water pressure)”

    These bureaucratic nobodies think they’re the boss?
    These military closet cases? These intelligence agency cryptos?
    They think I’m going to let them
    control
    me?

    The best possible person to witness the big reveal
    It’s not what anyone thinks
    or imagines
    And he’s not afraid.
    He’s the NYC Billionaire
    TV star
    )Did you see my ratings? Before NBC made, big, big mistakes?)

    Least of all Trump
    He thought he was going to be the boss

    And we all witnessed, at least those of us paying attention, the throes of one not relenting to the system.

    Yet this is what I wanted.
    The scarecrow outing the wizard.
    Pulling down the curtain
    Destroying the enemy
    Destroying the village

  35. getsome December 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

    RoundballS @ 1900: Too many give undo credit to a cabal of “deep staters” that have a preternatural ability to see into the future and thus manipulate we wogs to do their evil bidding. Events transpire that SEEM to reveal a grand plan. Alas, no such plan is possible, what with the savanna apes limited ability to cede power to more than himself.
    VietNam, in my humble opinion, was the opening of the positive feedback loop, by which the MIC became aware that “Congressional” personages were, in fact, For Sale. Totally different paradigm! We now are witness – in the last week – of this paradigm in awesome display. No opacity, no wizard (no offense Wiz) of OZ curtain pulled back needed. Pure unadulterated expression of power on display. We now openly oppose OR withdraw – exactly how to oppose I cannot say, given the large missing in action segment of our society – or cede control of federal power to those who had the requisite focus to wrest control of random events – covid – to further their agenda. As ref, GEN Patton absolutely nailed the ideation we need. To dawdle now will multiply our efforts greatly in the future. Finally, Avoid giving credit to any unless a certainty of ownership of events is assured. Nuff Said

  36. Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 5:02 am #

    “[…] by which the MIC became aware that “Congressional” personages were, in fact, For Sale.”

    That is pretty much how the Deep State is theorized to work. The only part you leave out is who is purchasing them.

    Welcome to globalism.

  37. gustafson.robert.22 December 26, 2020 at 7:22 am #

    Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to break free and we will use all the hydrocarbons in our power to multiply them into a MUCH larger poor huddled mass while we live large taxing the process

  38. par4 December 26, 2020 at 7:46 am #

    Still a week to go.

  39. ghost of freedom December 26, 2020 at 8:05 am #

    Mr. Kunstler –

    Your flatulent prognostications are especially vacuous these days.

    It’s time to “put up or shut up” for BOTH you and trump.

  40. BackRowHeckler December 26, 2020 at 8:36 am #

    That bomb in Nashville was no little firecracker; it was quite a blast.

    Why Nashville?

    Numerous arson fires set in Portland Christmas morning, and in Arkansas, LE arrests 4 BLM/Antifa ‘Journalists’ for arson and many other crimes for tossing molotov cocktails at police cars late last summer. The Feds have a long memory, and I dare say, 40 years from now when one of these Revolutionaries show up at the Social Security office to claim benefits, US Marshall’s will be there waiting for them, having been identified as the person who set a police car on fire in Philly, vandalized a Federal CH in Portland, or attacked a cop in Seattle. (In the summer of 2020) These goddam fools will have to be looking over their shoulders for the rest of their lives.

    Meanwhile, on the homefront, wicked storm Christmas Eve, 3″ of rain, high winds, and a huge spruce tree pulled up from the roots in the soggy ground, and came crashing down, just missing the house. It was a close one. Now I have to go out and cut it up.

    Brh

    • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 10:05 am #

      Hey BRH, luckily we were on the warm side of that front that blew through. Otherwise you’d be cuttin’ up that spruce whilst slogging in 3 ‘ of wonderful winter whiteness. I’ll take the rain any day. Looking at the pics out of Nashville I don’t see a crater like in OK City. Seems like a low explosive ( gunpowder or the likes) nothing like some good old fashioned and cheap ANFO with it’s much stonger shockwave. Why Nashville? I figure because the Deplorabes like country music.and this is the center of the industry.

      • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 10:40 am #

        Bitcoin!!! To the Moon!! Alice

    • Paul December 26, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

      Be careful doing that, Brh. Make sure you’re wearing full safety gear, especially those leather chaps.

      • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

        C’mon Man! he’s dicin’n up a windfall, not trying out for the Village People.

      • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

        RT

        A physician in Boston said he suffered one of the worst allergic reactions he’s ever experienced after receiving Moderna’s Covid-19 jab, following a string of similar cases resulting from Pfizer’s vaccine.

        Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh, a hematology oncology fellow at Boston Medical Center, was given the drug on Christmas Eve. The health care worker, who has a severe shellfish allergy, said his heart began to race after taking the vaccine. Initially, he thought his increased heart rate was due to anxiety he had about the jab, stemming from reports of serious medical episodes occurring after people with allergies were injected with Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.

        However, he soon realized that he was suffering from something far more dangerous. Within minutes, Sadrzadeh’s tongue and throat began to tingle and go numb, a reaction that he associated with his shellfish allergy. Even more concerning, his blood pressure then dipped so low that it wasn’t even detectable with a monitor.

        Luckily, the doctor had brought his own EpiPen, which he administered on himself before hospital staff rushed him to the emergency room. He was given several medications, including steroids and Benadryl. A record of his hospital visit stated that he was admitted to the ER for “shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations and numbness after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.”

        By Friday morning, he said that he was feeling normal. But the doctor seemed to suggest that the episode could have been far more harrowing had he not come prepared for the worst.

        “I feel that if I did not have my EpiPen with me, I would be intubated right now, because it was that severe,” he said, adding that it was the worst allergic reaction he had experienced since he was 11 years old.

        The physician said he now recommends that people with allergies receive the vaccine in a hospital setting, instead of getting it from a clinic or local provider.

        “I knew the symptoms. I had the experience. I was a physician, and I was scared to death. Imagine someone who does not have the information,” he noted. Sadrzadeh has offered Moderna a blood sample in an effort to help the firm identify what ingredient in the vaccine may have triggered the allergic reaction.

        Yoho: If you’re dumb enough to get an experimental vaccine, at least be smart enough to get it in a hospital where they can save your life. We can’t lose you. You are the Kwisatz Haderach, the Voice of the Other World; the One who shows the way.

        • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

          Millions dead from the virus . Interesting trade offs you bring up . Vaccine no one has died from it . But omg allergic reaction. It happens. With all kinds of things like eating a peanut or a shrimp …

          • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

            R8: “Millions dead from the virus”

            Millions? Really?As of 12/26 1.7 miliion deaths attributed to the “VIRUS” worldwide out of 7,800,000,000 people on the planet. So if they all were really Covid (which I seriously doubt) then this horrible calamity has killed 1 out of every 4,500 people on the planet. Hardly the “Black Death” you are cowering under your bed in fear of.

            “If you can read this message, evacuate now. If you can read this message, evacuate now.” BOOM!!!!!

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

            The other difference food allergies don’t affect you for life and pop up for no reason ie you need to be exposed to them for it to flare.
            Vaccine allergies can come and go the rest of your life.

          • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

            1.7 million dead from Covid but YOU seriously doubt it . Oh goody another internet doctor.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

            Opioid deaths account for 130 people a day on average everyday in just America! or 47, 450.
            3700 people a day die in car crashes that’s 1.35 million a year do we need a vaccine for car mayhem?

            1% of all deaths are of allergic reactions.

            In Chicago, 753 people have been killed this year. That is 244 more than 2019.

            Rocket 8 you should not eat, drive in a car, leave your house or gasp take bath!
            More than one million people go to the emergency room each year for a slip and fall accident The number of people who need emergency medical care because of a slip and fall is more than one million each year. That’s more than two thousand people each day in the United States alone.

            My God don’t get out of bed!!

            But wait oh no there is actually a fatality rating for just being in bed!

            Living is dangerous Rocket8 hell even breathing has its troubles.
            Stop being such a nervous nelly.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

            Missed the word globally in the car deaths a year number!

          • FreddieMars December 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

            Benr – once again, what point are you so desperately trying (and failing) to make?

        • Raindogs December 26, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

          Wow, this one anecdote totally destroys the results of a Stage 3 vaccine trial.

          Keep ’em coming.

  41. wwg1wga December 26, 2020 at 9:18 am #

    After the binary vilification, flogging, and mutually-assured destruction has concluded, the United Peaceful Agrarians of Earth shall continue to thrive.

    Remarkable.

    The TRUE house of the rising sun.
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/The%20TRUE%20house%20of%20the%20rising%20sun.pdf

    • wwg1wga December 26, 2020 at 9:20 am #

      It is better to live in love, joy, gratitude, and peace, with a tunic and pair of sandals, than in a castle, with a moat, surrounded by a 1000 warriors.

      Remarkable.

  42. neurodoc December 26, 2020 at 9:59 am #

    Most on this board do not seem to realize that our former ‘country’ is now at WAR, with itself and the ccp. merry fucking christmas.\
    Hope you all are locked and loaded, or at least know how to hide, for a while. Or learn mandarin and live on your knees.

    • JohnAZ December 26, 2020 at 10:34 am #

      Neurodoc

      Pipe dream. Two peoples so far apart in beliefs and customs will never get together.

      The only peaceful solution is secession of the Red zone with their determination to remain free. Very quickly, the dependent Blues will be back screaming for assistance as their supply chain dries up. They will find out the hard way that their stuff comes from the hard work of mostly the Red folks and not from the stinking hands of the cesspool in DC.

      They will also find out that being dependent on an enemy for anything is strategically stupid. What will happen to the Liberal DeepStaters at this point will be similar to what happened to the Nazi collaborators in France after WW2.

      • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

        Dunno ’bout AZ but surely you imagine yourself to be John Galt.
        The crypt of Ayn Rand beckons.

        • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

          PS Her tomb has a $ sign in place of a religious symbol.
          She imagined that she was a self made woman and of course worshipped her creator.

    • SvrzoH December 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

      US Civil war was extensively photographed and looking at the soldiers on both sides one can tell that most of them lived in the same houses, wear the same clothes, eat the same food and loved the same fiddle music.
      Today, latte loving hipster and Harley hog rider (as to address the extremes) are screwed buy the same oppressor but there is no common cause to have them in the same trenches.

  43. malthuss December 26, 2020 at 11:12 am #

    Through oppressive measures and mass media propaganda, the elite took giant steps in achieving these goals:
    • Impoverish the general population while enriching mega-conglomerates
    • Destroy mental health while promoting pills as a quick fix
    • Turn citizens against each other, turning them into Nazi-era-style informants
    • Break down families and communities
    • Create confusion about the building blocks of life such as gender
    • Normalize abhorrent practices such as pedophilia and trauma-based mind control
    • Destroy all belief systems (except satanism)
    • Force the masses to rely on heavily censored and monitored technology for information, entertainment, and communication
    • Use race, gender, and political affiliations to drive a wedge in populations in order to manipulate them with ease
    • Demoralize the general population by replacing true sources of happiness and fulfillment with synthetic substitutes

    • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

      Nailed it 100%

      • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

        Malthuss is one of a rare breed ’round these parts.

        A truth teller with the courage to tell it.

        • malthuss December 26, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

          Im glad someone here gives a hoot about me.

          Where are you? I m in a big city.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

            I was in a big city (here in Germany); now I reside outside some big cities.

            A big city is not where I wanted to be once the Great Reset gets rolling, and the houses are nicer out here. Nature also has a way of keeping one grounded.

      • malthuss December 26, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

        You tube and fakebook do these purges.
        Im not sure any criticism of vaccines is allowed on Fbook.

        You tube purged the chemtrail, anti vax, channels. and anti pedo channels.

    • mccobb December 26, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

      I understand that over-the-top hysteria is what works here. On the other hand, it’s true that the U.S.is broken. From the list of things the shadowy elite might be engaged in there are some things that are true:
      – The companies that run the MSM, the Internet, on-line shopping, video communication, and social media got a lot wealthier this past year while too many people lost their jobs, their apartments, and can no longer afford food and clothing.
      – Mental health has suffered and of course pills aren’t the solution. Death from opioids and other drugs have been the tragic result for several years now.
      – Political and social points of view are violently polarized.
      – Work and play have become specialized silos of activity and as a result most people don’t even know their next door neighbors.

      A solution may be to stop obsessively focusing on who or what is at the top of the political or corporate hierarchy and instead organize to help one’s own community. Force change at the top by starting at the bottom. One obvious thing, for example, is to stop buying Chinese goods, like the crap drywall a foisted on us a few years ago.

      I’m suggesting something difficult. Feckless vitriol about the elite and the deep state is easier and popular. No problem. Whatever floats your boat, as they say.

  44. wm5135 December 26, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

    draupnir – thank you for the link

    What you don’t know, Will Hurt You

    They Will open a can of Full Spectrum Dominance on every instance of armed resistance.

    splain to me why Counterinsurgency has been the focused and defining strategy of military action since the era of our role as advisors in S.E. Asia.

    splain to me how any media is going to be used to organize and consolidate an armed resisitance in the digital age.

    A MAC address and a location app assures that you can be a target.

    Every protestor, left or right, that has been part of an assembly with their smart phone on and on their person is KNOWN. Every vehicle that had a smart phone powered on in the vicinity of a protest and had a GPS navigation system can be identified.

    “Has the USA stepped over the line?” surely a rhetorical question.

    Underestimating the adversary is overshadowed by not knowing who the adversary is.

    In the event that the VIN of the vehicle involved in the event in Nashville is discovered or known every regional traffic surveillance system will be searched. The chain of ownership and vehicle registration available to law enforcement is on a network and does not sleep. Insurance records and loan arrangements will be available by 12/28/2020.

    Prepare yourself for what you are not going to be told. Understand that the spokesperson presented to you believes what they are telling you.

    Do any of you “ready to answer the call” understand how low tech a Spectre Gunship is? Do you understand how deadly that low tech option can be? Do you understand the range of the weapon? Did you ever hear of The National Guard?

    150 million citizens standing up and saying NO, would be exponentially more powerful that 30 million disorganized militia.

    Insurrection – Don’t do it, don’t call for it

    Use the big head.

    • draupnir December 27, 2020 at 1:02 am #

      A can of full-spectrum dominance has always been the method of choice in these matters for the US.

  45. Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/boko-haram-kill-villagers-christmas-172143214.html

    Christians attacked in Nigeria, Palestine, and Nashville on Christmas. The Globalist Culture will be anti-Christian to the bone.

    • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      Some think that the Nashville attack was against AT&T. They were very polite, trying to avoid loss of life after all.

      • benr December 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

        Dont think just what I heard.

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

        Yes…and they “phoned it in”.

  46. rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

    Trumps CDC and it was Trumps he hired only the BEST …. could not get a Covid test together for almost 2 months . While countries from Thailand to S.Korea to Singapore had test within a week . Trump was an utter failure to the American people. You who continue to tout his greatness are doing society a great disservice. Plus he lost and will be gone in 24 days .

    • benr December 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      HAHAHAH

      You again flaunt your stupidity by blaming the President for testing failures and proving where your failure is!

      • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

        Wrong guy . He fired most in the CDC . You are so off base . But then you believe Trumps BS .

        • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

          You follow a wannabe authoritarian. Ya outta move to Moscow

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

            Again you show your contemptable lack of understanding.
            Pathetic simply pathetic.
            Yet here you are posting like you are playing candyland while everyone else is playing chess.

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

            Ya outta move to Moscow – rocket8

            =====

            oughta

          • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

            But you have all the answers. You blindly follow a fool . An ignorant one . You are wrong .

          • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

            English teacher I see . JHK has a weak site . No way to correct . Oh well too bad . Ya all should move to Moscow .

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

            Still pushing the Moscow message and yet it is the Democrats that have fawned over every communist strong man for as long as I have lived.
            It is you who wants complete power and domination of the people not I.
            I want to be left alone to work and live without someone of your ilk telling me how, when and what.
            I want the beaches open, trails, restaurants and amusement parks.
            People should be allowed to take educated calculated risks.
            Everyone is turning into hand wringing pussies.
            Part of life is sickness and death.
            Calculated risk climbing into the ocean and becoming part of the food chain and not very high up one either.\
            Calculated risk getting into my car to get there and another one just getting out of bed.

            Fuck your nanny state bullshit.

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

          Rocket8 – if you haven’t as already, you’ll shortly discover that arguing with drooling, surfer-dude Trumplicans is utterly pointless.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

            Poor frustrated freddie.
            It’s not drool sunshine it’s salt water that gets shot up into your sinuses while being drug through the line up by your leash and it often comes pouring out at the wrong time.

            Since you rode the short bus to school and licked the windows you assume everyone else suffers such?

            Seems someone has gotten under your skin.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 6:25 pm #

            Give her some credit, Freddie/Majella-returning-after-the-ban finally figured out that Trumpista is a play on Sandinista, which remains one of my favorite McResistor linguistic/historical blunders.

            So now supporters are “Trumplicans.” Also nonsensical for similar reasons, but a minor improvement.

            I still wonder if she is a native speaker of English.

          • FreddieMars December 27, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

            Under my skin? Nah…you’re a HOOT, benr. I find amusement in every post.

            As for you, Night Owl, I can only say your range of delusions is very broad – from the nutty idea that Mr. Trump is “toying” with everyone, to your implied status of knowing things no-one else know (or can know – big conspiracy red-flag there) to the harping on that I’m someone else.

            You’re just wrong on everything, but so arrogant you’d never see it. Most telling is when you DON’T respond to a post in any material way viz: post December 26, 2020 at 9:57 am #. What fun.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 4:13 pm #

            You can double down all you want Maj. You gave yourself away long ago.

            That you deny it is the height of comedy.

          • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 11:14 am #

            You’re coming across as far from “grounded”.

  47. Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

    “The U.S. Supreme Court has been totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election,” he said in a tweet just before 9 a.m. Saturday. “We have absolute PROOF, but they don’t want to see it – No ‘standing’, they say. If we have corrupt elections, we have no country!”

    During his term in office, Trump successfully nominated three justices to the court: Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017, Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, and most recently, Justice Amy Coney Barrett in 2020.

    Trump has previously complained about his lack of standing to bring his desired lawsuits, which is the legal concept of whether a person has the legal ability to bring a particular lawsuit before a particular court. Trump and his campaign turned to legal challenges immediately following his loss, but he and Republican officials have won zero of at least 40 challenges they’ve filed.

    Moments later Saturday, Trump in another tweet lobbed a subsequent attack on the sanctity of the US election, claiming he spoke to someone that told him “elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election.”

    “Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country,” Trump said, without evidence, calling the president-elect a “Fake President”

    Business Insider

    Yoho: Why should Trump have standing? He’s only the President of the United States. Thus they revealed their crooked and corrupt natures. Only Alito and Thomas should be allowed to remain after the Crossing.

    • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

      For 24 more days then he is nobody special. Might even get indicted. Should be fun to watch him go to jail

      • benr December 26, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

        Still will inhibit your dreams you are that afflicted.

        • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

          Still will inhibit your dreams – benr

          ==========

          inhibit or inhabit?

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

            Q, it’s almost a full-time job trying to get any accurate sense from any given ‘benr’ post.

            I admire your persistence but note that you seem to relinquished the punctuation argument already (wisely!). Next will be the grammar and you’ll be reduced to flailing about a sea of misspellings. & typos. Why bother?

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

            (And yes, I can see the missing “have” before relinquished, and ‘in’ before a sea of…just to save you the trouble!)

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

            Inhibit as in hinder.

            inhibit
            [in?hibit]
            VERB
            hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process).
            “cold inhibits plant growth”
            synonyms:
            impede · hinder · hamper · hold back · discourage · interfere with · obstruct · [more]
            prevent or prohibit (someone) from doing something.
            “the earnings rule inhibited some retired people from working”
            psychology
            voluntarily or involuntarily restrain the direct expression of (an instinctive impulse).
            make (someone) self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.
            “his mother’s strictures would always inhibit him”
            (in ecclesiastical law) forbid (a member of the clergy) to exercise clerical functions.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

            Rocket8 has Trump induced turrets!
            I can just see him sleeping and having a nice dream and then BAM Trump pops around the corner and Rocket8 pops up in a sweat screaming “BUT TRUMP!”

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

            @freddie

            A piss poor post freddie of the always wrong variety.
            Tell me something fast freddie you’re almost at the point of Trump turrets like rocklet8 what did orangeman bad do to you?

            Did he inhibit your grand dreams of Socialist scum taking over?

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

            @benr

            You just LOVE to cut & paste, huh, buddy? An error-free paragraph produced in the blink of an eye! No stress for a brief minute in your life!

            “Trump turrets”??? What manner of madness is this? True, Mar-a-Lago, that pinnacle of taste & elegance (in which Family Trump is likely to living illegally come Jan 21st) does have ONE prominent feature which might be styled a ‘turret’. Otherwise, I have no idea what you’re talking about (again…yawn).

            You could try looking up in your GOP-Authorized Compendium of Mental Illnesses. See Tourette’s Syndrome and decide if that might be what you’re trying to express here. Then come back and correct your error. It’s actually quite intriguing trying to tease out any coherent meaning from what you write. But usually it’s just the same old ‘ad hominems’, gleefully passing your dunce cap on to someone you feel deserves it more than you, and shouting ‘ridiculous!’, America-hater!’or some other such meaningless bullshit.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:59 pm #

            My error in turrets when I meant Tourette’s probably did give you turrets.

            What are signs of turrets syndrome in young children?
            The incidence of Turret’s in children and adolescents is up to 3.8%. The most common tics experienced by children include coughing, eye blinking, sniffing, throat clearing and facial movements. Turrets syndrome is uncommon in adults, but it can cause severe tics when it occurs.

            So you see MR. know it all there is a real condition you can boil that crow and we can eat it together socially distanced of course.

          • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

            Salma Hayek inhabits, Michelle Obama inhibits….

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

            No benr, it didn’t give me ‘turrets’.

            Tell me, did you edit your latest c&p job to change Tourette’s to ‘turrets’ again? What dedication to your own self-delusional thinking!

        • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 9:41 pm #

          impede · hinder · hamper · hold back · discourage – benr

          =======

          OK then, your sticking with inhibit. I don’t buy it but it is what it is.

      • stelmosfire December 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

        Rocketman I know you ran out of fingers and toes to count at 24, but it is 25 days till the inauguration. Unless of course you are so far advanced as to be a day ahead me. Oh, wait a minute, aren’t you in Australia?

        • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

          “Rocketman I know you ran out of fingers and toes to count at 24,”

          Saint,
          Nooo, you’re sayin’ it all wrong…tell him that he ran out of teeth at that count…if you’re gonna zing ’em, ZING ’em….

      • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        sorry, but with millions of unsolicited mail-in ballots, many validated without signature, and without chain of custody, anyone who tells me the election was fair is a liar

        we know you democrats are deceitful by nature, why else would you fight tooth and nail against voter ID for 30 years?

        buy you have to have a covid passport, right

        • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

          Yep and to buy a gun and at one time these same idiots wanted to make people have CAC cards to plug in to everyone’s computers so they know exactly who you are when you post.

          What is more important than knowing one person one legal vote but not to them Demos its all about winning and whining when they don’t.

    • Tekapo December 26, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

      “Why should Trump have standing? He’s only the President of the United States.”

      I feel he was not defeated by crooked and corrupt judges – rather it is the case that the law (especially at the state and federal supreme court level) is a hard master, and a tough game to succeed in.

      Trump was disastrously let down by an incompetent legal team – one chosen for demonstrated loyalty rather than intelligence, skills, and experience. But puppy dogs show loyalty too.

      It’s impossible to know whether a better legal team would have had the result of changing the result in sufficient states – but Trump didn’t really stand a chance with the one he had.

      I trust he gets better lawyered-up for what might well be coming at him and his family after January 20.

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

        Tekapo – for sure, he’ll TRY to get REAL lawyers for his impending legal troubles…but he may have the same problem that besieged him in the post-election farce: no one – that is, no lawyer of skill and high repute -would take him on because he had a losing case and he’s infamous for NOT PAYING.

        This second point had a lot to do with who did choose to volunteer for his “Elite Legal Squad” – DiNova, Ellis, Powell & the ridiculous Giuliani.

        • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

          & the ridiculous Giuliani. – Freddie

          ==========

          Nineteen years ago he was dubbed “America’s Mayor” and Time Mag’s “person of the year.” How quickly we forget. Or is it a case of ‘what has he done for us lately?’

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

            Yep but Socialist spooning Freddie aka maj only thinks in terms of take overs and impeding values.
            No thought for reality and most of all no thoughts towards the Constitution nor Bill of Rights to it they are just worthless paper getting in the way of all its dreams and hopes.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

            Q, if Giuliani has ‘lost’ his status as ‘America’s Mayor’ it’s entirely down to his own behavior these last several years. He’s a public spectacle and has been playing a fool, whether intentionally or not.

            The ‘America’s Mayor’ bit? I didn’t buy it then either.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

            No but you bought the Obama bullshit hook line and sinker.
            Your nothing special not even unique just another foreigner attempting to push this country in the wrong direction.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            @benr.

            You may as well have saved your energy – your impotent failings at me are pointless because you are 180 degrees wrong about me and what I think.

            This current GOP crying jag on ‘defending the Constitution’ is a laugh-a-minute. If anyone’s trying to throw it out, it’s the tweeting ex-President and all his cultist supporters. Please notice how anyone with a whiff of actual political influence in this argument is abandoning him with alacrity (look it up).

            Your cult still holds to the fevered dream of Pence IGNORING Constitutionally verified Electors on Jan 6th. LOL!

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

            @maj

            You think we don’t know you how trite?
            Years of reading your posts.

            You are the only one using the term whinging and again unmasked yourself.

            Tell me Majella why did you come groveling back when Jim booted you?
            Don’t get me wrong I don’t agree with anything you post but I am glad you swallowed your pride and returned.

          • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

            your impotent failings at me are pointless – Freddie

            =======

            flailings, perhaps?

          • FreddieMars December 27, 2020 at 5:28 am #

            Q -typo or autocorrect, plus lack of proofing.

            Do you REALLY have to nail down the insignificant every time, when you could write whole essays on how any given post of benr’ s could be interpreted in at least three distinct and contradictory ways?

        • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 1:04 am #

          Actually, they’re all four ridiculous publicity hounds.

    • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

      Biggest sign that we are in the final stage of a coup d’etat against Trump?

      He addressed the nation on 12/23 and it was not aired on any American television stations. This is the second time they have refused to air the president’s address to the nation. Atrocious!

      I have never seen anything like this in my entire lifetime.

      Liberals/Dembots are A-OK with this. They are fine with a coup d’etat and the rigged election just as long as their fatal cases of TDS go away. Or so they think. But it’s just going to be worse… if Biden somehow is seated, they will be even more miserable, and they will still blame Trump. Because he lives rent-free in their heads now. He’s their main obsession, and obsessing about him seems to be the only life force they still have. What happens to all that impotent rage? It will be interesting to find out.

      There’s no winning here. Unless Trump somehow has the muscle to counter this massive fraud and expose the coup. That, I hope he does.

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

        He stood up on his hind legs and simply repeated for the umpteenth time the same bullshit he’s been spraying around since way before November 3rd, adding the killing of the Stimulus Bill and the veto of the Defence-spending Authorization Act. Yawn. GIANT yawn.

        Anyway, what do you care what the “MSM” shows or doesn’t? Do you watch any of them? His Freak Show was surely carried live on OANN and Newsmax, right? Plus, there’s multiple sources on the Interwebs. Quite whining.

        • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

          And there is is another unmasking of what a fool Freddie is.

          Anything to win huh Freddie you are a Judas to the American way of life?
          People like you should be expelled to your foreign hovels ASAP.

          Lying by omission is still lying!
          The media should report not take sides.

          I know a few people that are pissed about hearing of the Hunter Biden laptop after they cast their votes.
          All of them said they would not have voted for President or would have held their nose and voted Trump.

        • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

          Quite whining. – Freddie

          ========

          It’s quit, but spelling aside…….

          I would hate to be labeled as pro or anti any party or politician since I detest them all but……….

          If the President of the United States can’t get the media to cover an announced ‘address to the nation’ we have reached a new low. And it makes no difference to me if in that address he states the world is flat and 2+2 = 5.673. The office of the POTUS must have full time media coverage. Let ‘the People’ decide if what he has to say is bullshit.

          • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 7:01 pm #

            Agree. The claim Trump shouldn’t be let on TV is absurd, as I have never witnessed a presidential address that didn’t include a good deal of platitudes and outright lies. That’s, as you say, beside the point.

        • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

          Why do you lefties like censorship so much? Biden’s champing at the bit to get rid of the First Amendment with your cancel culture trans agenda folx all yelling for ‘hate speech’ to be made illegal. Why are you all such unbelievable babies? Afraid of words? Full of rage against someone’s opinion that differs from yours?

          And what does what the president say have anything to do with him being shut out by the American media? There are a ton of people who rely on mainstream media to hear what’s going on. I think it’s garbage but if they are going to report on their bullshit propaganda, they should also show the other side. At least that’s how journalism used to work.

          You like the new way, fixed by the intelligence agencies, who issue the ‘news’ to the talking head bots telling them what lies to throw out to the American public. That’s probably why your posts sound so idiotic, regurgitating this pap makes people sound stupid.

          • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

            On Election Night, Savanah Guthrie and Co actually cut away from the President so they could correct him. I knew the Coup was ON at that point. No attempt any longer to hide their disrespect.

      • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 4:07 pm #

        ’ Because he lives rent-free in their heads now. He’s their main obsession, and obsessing about him seems to be the only life force they still have. What happens to all that impotent rage? It will be interesting to find out.

        The exact same thing can be said about you and your ilk, MaryV. Especially about all the impotent rage you Cultists must be feeling as, time after time, your cause is left in legal and political tatters.

        It’s always been my view that those suffering any kind of derangement in relation to Mr. Trump has been his cohort of cultist followers, that they (you) have suffered a derangement, not those who didn’t buy his bullshit.

        • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

          Every crazy person in history has said it’s not me it’s you.
          Freddie people like you are a disease of the soul and minds of the people in America.
          You are crazy and the Democrat party of today is full blown crazy.
          The shame of it is that the spineless Republicans just kind of get sucked along in the pursuit of insanity.

          Liberalism is a mental disorder! – Michael Savage

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

            Just like YOU’RE doing right there.

          • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm #

            Savage , shows your ignorance.

          • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

            I agree – the Democrat party is bonkers. Teaching 3 year olds ‘inclusion’ by forcing them to watch drag queens performing adult fetish acts in libraries; claiming men can become women; claiming that all whites are supremacists and there is nothing we can do about our ‘inherent’ racism; lauding prostitution as ‘sex work’ and terrorizing people in major Dem-controlled cities by rioting, burning down businesses, shooting people and beating up old people. This is the Dem part of 2020. They really shouldn’t be pointing any fingers at anyone else and calling them crazy.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

            Gee who knew you would attempt to turn that around how gauche.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            Oh yes I should be listen to the likes of Stephen Colbert or the equally dim and obnoxious Rachel Maddow?
            Why I could be as dim as you then.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

            Benr – well, clearly YOU didn’t. The cognitive dissonance is palpable.

          • tresho December 27, 2020 at 3:03 am #

            “Every crazy person in history has said it’s not me it’s you.” All generalizations are false including this one. Some crazies begin their recovery when they ask themselves, “Am I the crazy one here?” That does happen now & then.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 5:35 am #

            Rachel and Maj/Freddie are very similar, at least superficially. I recall when Rachel got a copy of Trump’s tax return only to review it live on air and literally tear up as she had to note he was far wealthier and paid far more taxes than she could have possibly imagined.

            Almost as good as the YT meltdown on election night. She is obsessed.

            Very soon, we shall be granted a similar moment for our entertainment on a much grander scale.

          • benr December 27, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

            Except in Freddies case he really is that crazy.

        • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

          No one lives rent-free in my head, Freddie boy. Your projection is noted, though.

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

            Really?

      • Mike Roberts December 27, 2020 at 4:22 am #

        Maybe the public aren’t interested in what Trump says. After all, the clear majority of voters chose a different president but have to endure the one they voted out for a further 2 and a half months. What a crazy democracy.

        • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

          for a further 2 and a half months. – Mike Roberts

          ========

          How do you get 2.5 months? I count 24 days.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

        @MaryV: A most astute observation about Trump’s new living arrangements in the heads of the terminally afflicted TDS sufferers. He will have a roommate, though.

        The Don will pass the time there playing cards with Ronald Reagan, who has also been a rent free tenant behind the fevered brows of the older TDS sufferers since the 1960’s when he was the Governor of California. The Reagan haters got rolling back then and have never really stopped since.

    • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

      unsolicited mail-in ballots without sig verification = toss the results

      sorry but that~s the only conclusion of a fair-minded individual

      • benr December 26, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

        Yep the election should be held again and everyone voting forced to show ID and proof of citizenship.

        • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

          Actually no . Get a better candidate in 2024 . Not a orange man child who speaks like a 4th grader .

          • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

            it is telling that you cast aside his great achievements and focus on surface imperfections, true to your shallow leftism

            best economy ever, jobs falling off trees

            energy independence, skyrocketing business confidence

            peace deals between israel and the arabs – after moving the embassy to jerusalem. see what happens when you are assertive and don~t cave to terror?

            now usher in a new era of liberal failure, you~ve turned blacks into utter failures, women hate men, you tear down statues yet offer nothing but acrimony and hatred for all in their place

          • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

            Your guy is senile, living in outerspace, a serial plagiarist, sexual abuser, child hair-sniffer and according to his security detail, a massive pervert.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

            Actually, yes…..and do the re-run in 2021, and get some Democrat voters who don’t think, act, and vote like they are still in Kindergarten.

        • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm #

          And he’d STILL lose in a landslide. Then what, benr? Would you quit whinging?

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:17 pm #

            Biden is not fit to be dog catcher and will be tossed from office for the even less liked or qualified nasty Kamala.
            Nope had four years of your utter imbecilic bullshit you get four years of hearing the truth about your losers in office.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

          Trump has already won. He is toying with them.

          The feverish posting of our resident low-IQ troll set is delicious.

          • MaryV December 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

            Yes I am enjoying the false bravado thinly veiling their utter desperation.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

            No I think Trump is moving on but will be a burr in the side of leftist socialist government for a few years.
            Its his son Eric that I think will be groomed to run.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

            You are getting your info. from the wrong places, Benr.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

            That is not based on a news source but on how much opposition he has from the entrenched nanny state assholes lined up against him.
            Just look at the assorted retread nutcases posting on this board and the fact they are crowing about how the lamestream media is doing everything they can to silence Trump.

          • rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

            No Trumps economy was a side hustle low wage trash heap that went south in 30 days in April. Please . Trump did nothing like he did before he was elected by the stupids

          • FreddieMars December 26, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

            MaryV – the ‘false bravado’ could not be better embodied than in Night Bot’s drive-by remark . What a hoot.

          • benr December 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

            Rocket do you ever post anything of worth or value?

            What will you do if and when Trump is out of office?

          • Tekapo December 26, 2020 at 11:16 pm #

            “Trump has already won. He is toying with them.”

            I don’t have a strong view either way, but I am interested in how you are so confident that Trump will prevail … I can’t see the Joint Session (or Mike Pence) on Jan 6 being the salvation point.

            So what else is there before Jan 20?

    • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 1:09 am #

      “ Only Alito and Thomas should be allowed to remain after the Crossing.‘

      The Crossing’??? Even Janos has swallowed the bullshit narrative.

  48. tom clark December 26, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

    When was the last time a president had the “privilege” of nominating 3 supreme court justices? This a traditional and solidly conservative Supreme Court, and its influence will be felt thru Biden’s term and beyond. Restructuring of SCOTUS going forward may be the one thing the golden golem is best remembered for. I wouldn’t worry about court packing. Biden (or whomever) has much bigger fish to fry, the fish DJT ignored to try to win votes and boost his own ego. If not SCOTUS, then
    who or what? And don’t keep going back to the Constitution. I’ve read it (and the amendments) and i know what it says. I’m a legend in my own mind, of course.

    • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 6:25 pm #

      “I leave the 20-th centry with no regrets.”

      “But tell me, does Biden still make war on his countrymen, did he pack the Supreme Court, were Whites eradicated in a great purge?”

    • Tate December 26, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

      Your idea of “traditional” varies a great deal from mine. Of course SCOTUS is “conservative” with the three new picks (meaning it won’t do anything to rock the boat). The three new members were counseled to Trump from the conservative/libertarian Federalist Society. ‘Crazy Eyes’ Barrett should have been a clue, with her African adoptees. All Trump’s initiatives have been blunted & neutered just as surely as the Tea Party movement was, & so it was that his ‘conservative’ picks don’t mean squat. The only ones who resisted the Chief Justice’s threats were the two stalwarts, Thomas & Alito, holdovers from earlier appointments.

      Last night the wife’s nephew stopped by, eulogizing his former wrestling coach whose philosophy he says was, “Find the person MOST UNLIKE you, & seek to touch that person with your positive energies.” (I take it he meant most racially unlike.) But it never occurs to these bien pensants that that thinking itself is a form of racism, the worst kind, preferring an alien group to your own.

      Look, we only have so many hours in the day. In seeking out that person outside one’s own ethnic group, you are neglecting some one in need within it. You only have to look at the record number of narcotic overdose deaths to understand that there is a real crisis here. It hit our family couple of months ago, RIP Steve. Only Whites are afflicted by this aberration.

      Anyway, not to dwell on this, but there is really no hope for that formerly great nation, the U.S. of A. It has been corrupted beyond redemption, it exists as a hollow shell only, where two laws exist in practice, the one for you the majority, who have to obey the letter of it to the max, and the other law that applies selectively & often not at all to the privileged classes. If it benefits the latter to run a Venezuelan election, then that’s what we’ll have, ignoring anything that might seem amiss TO THE ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD.

      So the only question you have to ask yourselves, is, what comes next, & how do you protect yourself & your loved ones against it?

      • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm #

        Conservative? Primarily as in the bad way most Generals or Cops are: the Status Quo is to be obeyed and enforced. And that’s whoever signs your checks. Order must be maintained. Whoever has it, is it. Feminine in a deep sense. Women always want to be on the right side and the right sight is with whoever has “it”.

        Biden stole the Ball and now he’s “It”. The Big Guy. Possession is All! Just like Football…..

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

        @Tate: You stated: “ So the only question you have to ask yourselves, is, what comes next, & how do you protect yourself & your loved ones against it?”

        That is correct. My significant other and I reached the same conclusion after witnessing the manifest fraud that determined the outcome of this election.

        If Democrats will steal elections, cancel the opposition, silence opposing speech, and allow armed mobs of thugs, aggrieved minorities, college snowflakes, criminals, perverts, and communists to Burn, Loot, and Murder while law enforcement stands by and does NOTHING……..well…..let’s just say that, like Dorothy, we are no longer in Kansas anymore.

        Almost all of our time and money now goes to prepping to survive a most menacing and uncertain future. We sure as hell are no longer relying on government, the police, the military, or the Stupid Party (GOP) to protect us from the Evil Party (Democrats).

        • MaryV December 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

          Same conclusion I’ve come to, which is why I moved to a quiet cul de sac in a red state, and am hoping it’s not as bad here as in the cities or blue states. And I’ve amassed about 3 months’ or more supply of food. I think we’re in for some really bad years, and if people don’t bust out of their red/blue mindset we are really done for. I’m sure the Bidenbots up here who assume I’m some big Trump supporter can’t even begin to grok the idea that I’m not on any side and as objective as the conclusions I’ve come to after years of observation and research. But because it favors the rule of law, they will call me a Trumper. This is how deranged they’ve become.

    • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 6:58 pm #

      “… i know what it says…”

      Tom, if what it says is more important than what it means, we would not need the SCOTUS.

  49. tucsonspur December 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

    My Lai in Vietnam was worse than Nisour Square in Baghdad, and Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering civilians. He served three days before Nixon reduced his sentence, and did three tough years under house arrest.

    Nisour Square killers were Blackwater mercenaries, Blackwater having a billion dollar contract to protect American diplomats and military brass. Erik Prince, brother of Betsy DeVos, led the Blackwater butchers. The convicted killers are now pardoned.

    Make what you will of the usual maze of murder and money, war and wantonness, blood and the bestial, and the mire of moral quandaries.

    Trump’s pardon of Charles Kushner involves no moral quandary. It was simply crass, creepy and cringe worthy. How pleased the kike Jared must be. Yes, used as an insulting or contemptuous term for a Jewish Person.

    I like winners who Win. Trump didn’t and gave me Harris-Biden. Can’t see him go soon enough. Jail time for him and Jared. Good riddance to him and his crew, Ivanka too.

    ‘Where’s the evidence? You might prepare yourself to see it. I think it’s coming. ……. the nation’s mood shifts from nervous repose to a determined resolution of this disgraceful affront to our honor. Are you ready for it?’ JHK

    Right, evidence like the Kraken. Unfortunately, with the Biden win, the nation’s mood has shifted to hope, relief, and joy, except of course for Trump supporters whose mood will now be one of resignation and revanchist ruminations.

    The Left will crush anything resembling a militant defiance to succession. Trump is now an abandoned loser, who desperately announces $2000 dollars for the hoi polloi in order to save Georgia and not incur total defeat.

    Resignation or rebellion, what will You do about this ‘disgraceful affront to our honor’? Probably not much, just post some opinions here, some sensible, some bordering on the surreal, some sagacious, some silly. Some like spark plugs, igniting the fuel of anger, paranoia, and disappointment.

    Face it. You’ve been garroted by the globalists, but you’re still conscious. Can you see Reality? ‘Are you ready for it’?

    • Tate December 26, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

      Let’s see if he follows his better instincts & pardons Julian Assange & Edward Snowden.

      • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 4:25 am #

        Trump has “..better instincts“? Than what?
        Surely, you jest.

        • Tate December 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

          Nope, everyone has some good in them. Even Biden. Even Harris. God, I can’t believe I wrote that!

    • messianicdruid December 26, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

      “I like winners who Win. Trump didn’t and gave me Harris-Biden.”

      Can you come up with anything more ridiculous ?

      You obviously haven’t been doing any of your own research. Have you ever read the Fourteenth Amendment?

      • messianicdruid December 26, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

        “I’m not saying its your fault, I’m saying I’m going to blame you.” TDS sufferer

        • tucsonspur December 27, 2020 at 2:52 am #

          I’m saying that it’s his fault along with the Republicans. You don’t fuck up and lose an election this critical, no matter what.

          Going to the Fountain of Fraud? With more than three years of subterfuge by the Democrats what the hell did Trump expect?
          Didn’t he have any competent intel operatives able to prevent any fraud, especially massive fraud if it existed? Apparently not.

          And there’s no doubt that Trump helped to catastrophize the covid. Eight months of bloodless bullshit and bluster right before an election. Way to go, T.

          Try some introspection and self analysis. The Republican Party should do the same if they ever want to win again. Right now they just don’t have the right stuff and neither do you.

    • Q. Shtik December 26, 2020 at 10:53 pm #

      some sensible, some bordering on the surreal, some sagacious, some silly. – tucsonspur

      =======

      I am reminded of “some sat, some stood, some slowly strayed.”

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

      @tucson spur: You are not alone in your utter disgust with the impotence and total lack of resolve exhibited by Trump and the rest of the GOP. Clearly they think politics as usual will go on, despite the steal. I rather doubt that.

      My own preference would be for a fascist coup. I mean, why not? The Left constantly trumpets their fear and loathing of “Fascism” so why not give them a great big heaping dose of it? I’m thinking fascism along the lines of Francisco Franco or Augusto Pinochet. Fascism that preserves Western Civilization. Not the batshit crazy National Socialism that sought to ditch Christianity and to replace it with ancient Nordic paganism with Hitler as their new God.

      However, I must agree that Trump ain’t the man for this job. He has the ego for it and the patriotism for it, but his Human Resources acumen leaves much to be desired. Most of his new hires spend all of their time stabbing the boss in the back. That won’t do.

      We need a Cincinnatus clone, but where do we find him? A man who will do the work that must be done and who doesn’t mind getting his hands a little dirty, but who also is a patriot who will relinquish power once the ship has been righted.

      Do we search in vain for such a champion?

  50. KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

    ” I was thinking of getting a muzzleloader — not an inline but the kind Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone toted around the frontier — hang it on the wall (not sure if the wife will go along with it) maybe get accoutrements next summer and try it out. ”

    — Backrowheckler

    Now THAT would be a genuine and meaningful step toward self – reliance.

    Near the top of the page someone said ,

    ” Start cultivating and practicing self-reliance. ”

    On principle I would agree . But as I reflect glumly , where are the community corn and grain mills , the trained teams of oxen and mules , for example , that would make self – reliance remotely practical ?

    Back to muzzleloaders ;

    A person with the most minimal of skills could make their own bullet mold.

    You could probably buy enough Black Powder to last you several years on the most minimal of budgets.

    You could buy enough flint to last you many decades for minimal cost.

    Finally , muzzleloaders have few moving parts to begin with , the design is simple and spartan to begin with , and your typical muzzleloader is built much the same way as a cast iron stove.

    So specialized maintenance isn’t a regular concern , and when it is , if you can’t find a gunsmith who can fix a muzzleloader while blindfolded , then , fuck , you might as well just give up then.

    I’ve never been a gun enthusiast , but I do have a real soft spot for Flintlocks , Snaphaunce , and Matchlocks.

    It’s certainly one technology where we never really improved on what we had to begin with , except of course where the idea is to kill as many people as possible as quickly and easily as possible.

    But then I suppose your idea isn’t to shoot up McDonald’s ?

    In that case , like I said , we never really improved on the technology from what we had to begin with.

    What Daniel Boone used in the 18th century would be just as practical and useful now.

    • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

      “It’s certainly one technology where we never really improved on what we had to begin with…”

      Kesa,
      No, there have been great improvements…reliability, accuracy, safety. I will address any one of the issues if you care to ask.

      • benr December 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

        Indeed even the new powder is far more stable.

        I was looking at a modern day muzzle loader while in Virginia in November.
        The new black powder guns use a round shaped like a modern day bullet.
        I also restarted with archery but there are only a few places in the city one can practice.

        https://www.amazon.com/Samick-Sage-Takedown-Recurve-30lb/dp/B00EIX3LUG/ref=sr_1_4?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Archery%2BBows&qid=1609027920&s=hunting-fishing&sr=1-4&ts_id=3395521&th=1&psc=1
        The heaviest pull was 60 pounds and is a bit to easy to pull and use.

        • messianicdruid December 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm #

          They have some pretty amazing crossbows now.

          • benr December 27, 2020 at 3:30 am #

            Try shooting one anywhere.

      • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2020 at 7:43 pm #

        E., the steel is probably better now, but is a Hawkins Rifle made by Pederosoli in 2020 much improved over one made by the Hawkins Bros. in 1850? The technology seems pretty much the same, which is I think what KesaAnna was saying (not to put words in her mouth).

        KesaAnna, we have an intact gristmill here on the river, built in 1650 and still standing. It ran for about 250 years, until flour shipped in from the west became so cheap and plentiful that it no longer paid, and the mill fell into disuse. In about 1920 a movie producer moved to town, bought the mill (I think as a project to keep busy in retirement) and got it going again. It lasted into the early 30s. The story goes the last sack of flour was bought by ex President Cal Coolidge — Silent Cal — who’s son lived in the neighborhood. All the machinery, the grindstone, the dam, the locks etc are still there, not sure if it’s too late to ever be used again.

        Up river a project is ongoing to bring a small hydro electric plant back to life, built in 1915, wrecked by the flood of ’55.

        Interesting comments on primitive weapons, KesaAnna and E.

        Brh

      • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 11:11 pm #

        Kesa is stuck in the 1700’s. If you say “Elector”, she will think, the Elector of Hanover.

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

      @KesaAnna: I used to be a re-enactor of the War of Northern Aggression, aka “The Civil War.” (What was “civil” about it?)

      I used a model 1853 English Enfield Rifled musket. Black powered muzzle loader. Can use FF or FFF powder. Percussion caps for ignition. Shoots a .58 caliber conical shaped “Minie” ball projectile.

      Nice rugged weapon. Easy to shoot. Easy to clean. Accurate out to 300 yards with practice. Can load and fire 3 rounds per minute with practice. Powder is cheap. Lead is cheap. Making bullets easy to learn. Rolling paper cartridges easy to do. Percussion caps are dirt cheap and large quantities can be hoarded on low budget.

      I prefer percussion caps to flintlocks for reliability…….especially in rainy conditions. But earlier flintlocks are fine too, as a backup gun in case you ever run out of percussion caps.

      If you need leather accoutrements there are vendors of Civil War reenactment gear like C&D Jardigan who can outfit you with the standard gear like cap boxes, cartridge boxes, leather belts, etc.

      Great fun to shoot black powder. Even AR fans used to get tickled when I showed up at the local gun range to shoot my Enfield. Many wanted to take a turn with the musket. All that fire and smoke, ‘ya know? Very romantic stuff from a simpler time.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

        Black Powder, not Black Powered. Hilarious. Fucking PC spell checker….lol….

  51. rocket8 December 26, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

    Tearing down statues, yea of men who lost a war killed an enslaved men and women of color taken from their homelands. Killed and stole American Indian lands . Yea . Those statutes need to still be in America…….. Don’t think so

    • Tate December 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

      Yea… Were you the dindu personage who got bonked on the head by the falling bronze?

      • Rulo Deschamps December 26, 2020 at 11:02 pm #

        “Were you the dindu personage who got bonked on the head by the falling bronze?”… Tate… funny… direct hit…

    • rube-i-con December 26, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

      the slaves sold by blacks for money, indians who tortured other indians and killed them mercilessly, conquered and murdered and marauded and spread maladies

      but they~re holy

      cast the first stone

      whites ended slavery, blacks still practice it

      do you own a pet? your statue will be torn down in 2060 for your cruelty

    • benr December 26, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

      Pathetic.

    • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

      So you think you’re living on stolen land? What is keeping you here then – except your own inertia and immorality?

      In any case, you’ll leave when the “Native Americans” tell you to, right?

      • benr December 27, 2020 at 3:29 am #

        Yea it kind of sounded that way.
        I will take the bait Rocket8 stfu and leave my lands!
        Granny on dads side was damn near full blood Cherokee!
        You can leave me the keys to your house and bank account on the way out just like SA is now doing to white people and their farms.

        • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

          Yea it kind of sounded that way. – benr

          =======

          Regarding the word yea:

          There are many commenters I could pick on who misuse this word but I may as well stick with you since you are such a rich source of everything that drives me nuts when I read comments. Specifically, in this case…….

          If you check a dictionary for the pronunciation of yea it is ‘yay’ as when a legislature takes a voice vote, “yea or nay.” Yea rhymes with bay, day, gay, hay, nay, etc.

          So, I am certain what you intended in the excerpt above is yeah (or yeh) but not yea.

          No need to respond, just keep it in mind the next time you are tempted to use the word yea.

          • benr December 27, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

            Look around I know the difference just don’t care.

    • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 4:22 am #

      I recall a statue being torn down in Baghdad in 2003 though it needed a US tank to topple it.
      Can’t quite remember why.

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:48 am #

      but you can never build anything of value, being spiritually dead

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

      The only “statutes” required are criminal ones stipulating 40 lashes in the old style for any rat bastard who defaces or destroys war memorials and other public and/or private property.

  52. KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

    ” I would suggest that the biggest “bang for the buck” would be attacking the electrical grid, one substation at a time…a few well- placed rifle rounds can and will, over several weeks, result in the follow on deaths of multiples of thousands. Many of the transformers currently used are custom made, and lead times for replacement are counted in months, or years. ”

    — Elysianfield

    I have many times thought the same thing myself.

    I don’t know , though , about it taking weeks or months to replace transformers , or hundreds or thousands of people dieing because the refrigerator doesn’t work.

    On the other hand , the situation might indeed be pretty bleak for all those urban residents in New Mexico or Arizona when the AC goes down in high summer ?

    Anyway , I always thought the genius of the idea is in that we can’t possibly guard and defend every substation.

    We could let homeless people camp out rent – free at substations , thus giving substations permanent , full time night watchmen.

    But that would be too cheap and too simple , and too prosaic a solution.

    Luckily , terrorists have never proven to be as smart as they are made out to be.

    True , 911 was a spectacular photo – op. Beyond that one shot though , not very practical , so not very effective.

    Unluckily though , governments , and the average citizen , have never responded to terrorism soberly and pragmatically , but emotionally and pridefully.

    So I guess terrorists will go on trying to attack fortresses surrounded by video cameras aplenty ,

    and societies will go on swatting flies with heavy artillery , until such time as terrorists have to find another line of work , and states can’t afford their gross over – reaction – grandstanding.

  53. Pucker December 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

    In the final episode of the original Star Trek series, Kirk does battle with a Feminist, embittered, ex-girl friend from Star Fleet Academy who is bitter and resentful of Kirk because Kirk dumped her while in school to go screw alien women and because Star Fleet wouldn’t let women become Star Ship captains. She uses some alien technology to take over Kirk’s body and command of the Enterprise while confining Kirk in her female body to be then dumped in a mental hospital on some obscure, shithole alien planet —- a precursor to transgenderism? In the end, with the help of Spock, Kirk regains control of his male body and foils the Deep State plot against Trump. Very prescient episode.

    • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

      You put Kirk in a bad light here, Puck. To wit: “Her intense hatred of her own womanhood made any relationship with her impossible.

    • KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 8:51 pm #

      Just the other day it occurred tome that the original Star Trek is becoming rather visibly archaic.

      Like , pretty much all the women are in very short skirts , and episodes abound where these women in very short skirts have to be saved by men.

      There is ONE woman on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise ; the Black girl.

      And she’s basically a glorified secretary or telephone operator.

      There was this one episode where this Romulan Chick was in charge of her warship , was very assertive , and frankly wanted to get it on with Spock.

      — Naturally she was the villain.

      The moral of the whole thing , it seems to me , is to beware re – writes of history.

      Each and every generation , including this one , is conceitedly bigoted in its own way ,

      and precisely because it is always a major taboo to suggest that the majority is totally full of shit.

      • KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm #

        ( My own view is / was I liked the very short skirts , and the uniforms in general , of the original Star Trek more than the dull compromises they have come up with since.

        I would rather be a secretary or a telephone operator , than be a ships captain. If a ships captain ever gets his ass kicked by the Romulan’s , who do you figure they are going to blame for it ?

        Spock should have joined the Romulan’s. The Romulan’s had cooler stuff , and their women were just like Vulcan women , only with an actual sex drive. )

      • Yohannon December 26, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

        Uhuru. Her short skirt was always flying up in orgasmic chaos when the Enterprise was “hit on” by phasers or photon torpedoes.

        First interracial kiss on TV was between Kirk and Uhuru. I’m ashamed to admit I’m not sure of the episode. Maybe Puck will know. Probably the one where the “Roman” (not Romulan) decadent aliens kidnapped them for fun.

        As time went on, more and more Earth type scenarios were played. Writer’s fatigue.

        • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 4:17 am #

          It was a double episode called “Plato’s Stepchildren” – an effete, closed community used to controlling reality through mind power suddenly need medical help for a minor bacterial infection and Enterprise responds.
          They don’t ant to let them go afterwards as they are bored and keep them in a menagerie forcing them to do tricks – neigh & rear like horses or other unnatural things, hence Uhura & Kirk.

          • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

            I’m glad you’re against miscegenation, lala – not like Plato’s stepchildren.

            Thou shalt not adulterate the race or nation.

          • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

            Yohannon – I was referring to fraternisation, especially heinous when it is a captain & a subordinate.
            What you term ‘miscegenation‘ is an anthropological constant – “marry out or die out”.
            Inbred societies quickly fade.
            Another constant that intelligent cultures learn is “
            the best place to store excess food is in the stomach of your neighbour” otherwise you end up with the Benighted States, the perfect example of ” failed state”.

      • Dr_Wellington_Yueh December 27, 2020 at 12:52 am #

        In the pilot episode, a lady officer (wearing pants!) was cooking a metal door with a f#(<ing big laser.

      • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:40 am #

        the original Star Trek (may its name be blessed) was rife with cinematic artistry, viz half-shadowed faces and themes that touched the marrow of the soul, hand-to-hand combat, good vs. evil

        Uhura was not at all a glorified telephone operator, she was a vastly talented communications officer and no one pondered the fact that she was black

        hence merit

        women are sex objects, and the short skirts – god they were barely there at times – just increased the watchability of the show

        a timeless classic

        • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

          That’s why women are always taking their clothes off at demonstrations, even if the demonstration has nothing to do with the female body. Deep down they know this is what is their ultimate value. Sometimes it’s a gesture of mockery, but beneath that, perhaps a cry for help?

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      women are inferior mentally (90% of the time) and physically (99%) to men

      it~s not a criticism, it~s objectivism

      98% of men can~t pass the test to become navy seals

      hence the need for the constant ‘i am woman watch me roar’ vaudeville, but they can~t perform when the shooting starts and the fire~s engulfing the building

  54. KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

    ” Kesa,
    No, there have been great improvements…reliability, accuracy, safety. ”

    I was thinking of ,” better technology ” IN THE CONTEXT OF ;

    What if you actually had to live like Jeremiah Johnson ?

    • elysianfield December 26, 2020 at 11:07 pm #

      Kesa,
      To live in those conditions and times, I would grant that a flintlock would be useful. I would suggest, however, that Jeremiah Johnson used a cap lock…requiring ignition caps similar to modern day primers. Flintlocks, which predate the cap locks by many decades, would then be useful, in times where percussion caps would be unavailable.

  55. tom clark December 26, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

    Elysian…you are exactly right. I am obviously a legend in my own mind and know what the Constitution says (to me, at least). The purpose of SCOTUS is to interpret what it MEANS, and it will do so, personalities be damned. That’s what makes this place a democracy and why the golden golem will be remembered for his 3 appointments. DJTs life will go on after 1/20, and hopefully, so will mine. Give the poor bastard some credit and move on. He’s toast…dead meat.

    In the meantime, gnite Kim and RIP.

  56. KesaAnna December 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm #

    yea of men who lost a war killed an enslaved men and women of color taken from their homelands. Killed and stole American Indian lands . Yea . Those. statutes need to still be in America…

    ” yea of men who lost a war … ”

    I’ve never believed that it was American culture to root for , or favor the underdog. I’ve always thought General Patton was right , that Americans loath and despise a loser.

    As evidence of this , all those ” Liberals ” whose default argument / final insult is , ” They lost ! So there ! ”

    ” killed an enslaved men and women of color taken from their homelands. ”

    The killing part was to the lions share degree taking place on the sugar cane plantations of the Caribbean.

    There , yes , the life expectancy of a slave was analogous to that of political prisoners in Soviet Gulags or Nazi Concentration camps .

    That is , their life expectancy was 4 weeks.

    There , slaves weren’t sold retail , individually , but wholesale , by the shipload , and were a disposable commodity.

    But you would need to see the British , the French , the Dutch , the Portuguese and Spanish , and Yankee traders , about that.

    Not American Southerners. You might as well blame the murderous Caribbean Sugar plantation system on the Eskimo’s.

    The killing of slaves in the old South in contrast was a rare enough event. In contrast , there they were sold individually at fancy retail prices.

    So , all other sentiments aside , they were too valuable to kill.

    ” killed an enslaved men and women of color taken from their homelands. ”

    They were already enslaved.

    Arguably , trading African enslavement for Southern American enslavement was an improvement.

    Arguably , like the difference between a 50 – dollar – a – shot Street – Walker , versus a 300 – dollar – a – shot Call Girl.

    ” Killed and stole American Indian lands . ”

    I gotta admit that is worse , incrementally , than sticking your noses into the internal affairs of countries far away , about which you know little or nothing , and care even less.

    EXCEPT you still BRAG ABOUT the latter to this day . Indeed , it’s a very cornerstone of the general American narrative.

    When all else fails =

    Isolationism is bad !

    And we had to stop Hitler !

    ( As if Hitler really was Superman , as if the Nazi Party really was the greatest thing since sliced bread. )

    Then again , if stealing land from the aborigines is such a terrible sin , then this is yet another reason to condemn the American Revolution .

    The infamous ( infamous to Americans at the time ) British Proclamation of 1763 would have barred White settlement west of the Appalachians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Proclamation_of_1763

    So , conceivably , if the Indian – solicitous British good guys had won the war , America would still be 13 colonies hugging the Atlantic coast .

    So , at least , a lot less sin to grieve over.

    ” Yea . Those. statutes need to still be in America… ”

    I don’t know about ” need ” , but as I have pointed out before , in many parts of America if you take down these offending statues , the only public art of note you are left with is the Burger King sign.

  57. Pucker December 26, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

    How did Mohammed Ali used to spend Boxing Day? In the gym?

    Did Smoke’n Joe Frazier start to smoke on Boxing Day? What kind of cigarettes did Smoke’n Joe Frazier smoke?

    What about Rocky Balboa? Did Rocky get his face punched in again on Boxing Day?

  58. Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:40 am #

    Goodwill Basketball game between Georgetown and a Beijing team in Beijing. The Chinese get sick of being elbowed and fouled and end up stomping the Blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHI65_q-GM4&feature=emb_logo

    • KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 1:05 am #

      Interesting , perhaps , the thoughts that come to mind when you don’t care for either side ?

      • malthuss December 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

        I do not care for basketball. I do not like pro sports.

        • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

          Thank you for that public service announcement. I don’t either per se, but they are rich in human interest nonetheless.

          • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

            I don’t either per se, – Yoha

            =========

            You use this phrase frequently. I often wonder if you give much thought to what it actually means.

            “Per se,” is a Latin phrase that means “by itself.”

            I did a Google search on the phrase and got the impression that more often than not, people do not understand what they are saying. They would usually be better off not using it than using it incorrectly.

            I used to work with a Brit named Bruce who had a penchant for using the phrase “as such” which happens to be a synonym for ‘per se.’ I would challenge him to explain to me in different words what he meant by “as such.” He was struck dumb. He could not begin to explain what he meant by it.

            And so, I challenge YOU to strike out the words per se from the excerpt above and fill in other words (use as many as it takes) to clarify exactly what you mean.

          • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 10:01 pm #

            In and of itself. I don’t follow sports as such, but rather for the human interest, be it athletic, comparisons of the races, politics, etc.

            For example, I might not be interested in who wins the Super Bowl, but I could enjoy watching it, enjoying a great kickoff return, or a long pass successfully caught.

    • Tate December 27, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

      Now the NBA is in the CCP’s pocket, LeBron James their biggest fan.

  59. KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 1:22 am #

    ” Of course, only far-right terrorists would do such a thing…. ”

    In a round – about , bizarre sort of way , it’s a compliment .

    In my less emotional moments , as an East German , the anti – Nazi , anti – Communist , generically anti – German rhetoric , always struck me as downright weird.

    Because it made us out to be a hundred times more and better and greater than we ever were.

    I suppose even now that wouldn’t be obvious , because these are people in a land far away.

    But with 911 this kind of rhetoric started coming a lot closer to your own backyard .

    After all , the fact is Al Queda is too small to even make much of a ball game out of it in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    So it kinda has to be about the American people , even if they had nothing to do with hijacking those planes.

    The Patriot Act , even if you can’t really explain what the Hell that has to do with Egyptians and Saudi’s and Syrians.

    And now , with Covid , it certainly very much is in your back yard.

    I hope 60 years of anti – Nazi and anti – Communist scare propaganda was worth it.

    I have no doubt that when you have to wear a mask , even though the whole thing is bullshit , it’s directly traceable to that 60 years of bullshit.

    Except , like I said , the only difference was it was a land far away , and now it’s your own backyard.

    • KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 5:16 am #

      I forgot the War on Drugs .

      If you believe Nixon’s Chief of Staff , H. R. Haldeman , the War on Drugs was designed as a war ON A CERTAIN SEGMENT of the American people.

      That’s what he says in his memoirs.

      In his memoirs he also says Watergate was much ado about nothing.

      Which agrees with my own assessment.

      So I’m inclined to believe Haldeman.

      • KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 5:26 am #

        To elaborate , because maybe the point wasn’t made clearly enough ,

        Nixon thought Blacks , but also working class and lower middle class , whites , were getting too uppity , and needed to be put down.

        But you can’t just blatantly say that.

        So this moral crusade of a war against drugs was cooked up so the sympathetic idiots wouldn’t notice , or would rationalize away , the fact that the U.S. government has now turned to warring on its own citizens.

        Again , your own propaganda eventually came back to bite you.

        Now you are the Germans.

      • Iananna December 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

        I recommend reading Joe Halderman’s “The Forever War” skiffy series which grew out of his Vietnam experience.
        NB NOT the CBS newscaster.

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      du bist kein Ost-Deutscher hoer auf zu luegen

      • Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

        Sie ist Ostdeutsche.

        Reif für die Oberstufe bist Du offensichtlich noch nicht mein freund.

  60. tucsonspur December 27, 2020 at 1:52 am #

    Interesting comments on guns. In the winter issue of ‘Guns of the Old West’, they say that Mark Twain may have been the first famous firearms critic.

    “In his 1871 book ‘Roughing it’, chronicling his early adventures in the American West from 1861 to 1867, he used his famously lighthearted and sarcastic wit to at once define, defile and glamorize-dare we say immortalize-the Smith & Wesson Model No.1 Tip-Up .22 Short revolver.

    Twain wonderfully wrote, “I was armed to the teeth with a pitiful little Smith & Wesson seven shooter, which carried a ball like a homeopathic pill, and it took the whole seven to make a dose for an adult. But I thought it was grand. It appeared to me to be a dangerous weapon. It only had one fault—-you could not hit anything with it”.

    The .22 Short was Wesson’s first patented self contained metallic cartridge and also America’s first, it said.

    • BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 7:56 am #

      TS

      Fun fact: that 1st S&W revolver Mark Twain made fun of was made possible by a few circumstances, one of which was Hartford native and Colt employee Roland White coming up with the idea of the bored thru cylinder using fixed cartridges. Apparently by 1857 Colt’s original revolver technology patent had expired, paving the way for new manufacturers and new applications. Roland White was one of those19th century tinkerers and mechanical geniuses who were so prevalent in NE, and went on in later years to found the White Truck Manufacturing Company.

      Some other Colt employees who moved onto greater things were the guys who founded Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and Chysler Motors.

      Brh

      • BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 8:44 am #

        Correction:

        Name was Rollin White, and it was his son Rollin, Jr. who manufactured Rollin Diesel trucks.

        Nothing I love more than Big Diesel Engines, workhorses of the world.

        Brh

        • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:25 am #

          ‘Rollin’ diesel truck, there was once a CEO of Ford named Waggoner, and a Sec of Education whose last name was Spelling

          a grand joke the gods play whilst sipping nectar in the aether

  61. Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 5:27 am #

    Little update, since I was curious today. Wall construction coming along nicely.

    https://www.trumpwall.construction/

    Heh, heh, heh.

    • FreddieMars December 27, 2020 at 5:48 am #

      The ‘History’ page is indeed fascinating. The funding information starts in 2007 financial year and it shows the annual appropriations year-on-year, right up to 2016. Of course, since then, Mexico has been paying for it…

      • Night Owl December 27, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

        I was right again.

        I would tell you my secret, but it would not help you.

        • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 12:37 am #

          Yes. You’re always ‘right’ but only in your own mind. Your secret? That’s no more than being opaque in your language. Pure hubris. Roll on Jan 6.

        • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 12:45 am #

          A further point is that one cannot realisticallly call it ‘Trump’s Wall’.

        • FreddieMars December 28, 2020 at 1:13 am #

          Have you secured the contract to put Your Idol’s visage on Mt Rushmore yet?

  62. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 8:14 am #

    Americans will not get 2000 bucks. We will get the pathetic 600 that no one actually wants to take, but we will. And that will be that until probably next summer, when they decide it’s time to keep people “happy” again. Governors will keep any business that supports the middle class shut down for another 3-4 months minimum, knocking another 30-40% of them under for good. This is just ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is how predictable it is.

    How long before Congress just starts handing out Amazon gift cards?

    • BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 8:39 am #

      Where’s the schwag coming from, that’s what I can’t figure out?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 8:41 am #

        From us, next year and on. That’s the sad part.

      • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

        They print it up based on nothing. The West is being collapsed with India and China to become the industrial base of a smaller and smaller world. It makes sense from the Elite pov as it saves resources. Those favored nations will be corrupted in turn, using women’s rights and gay rights, leading to zero population growth and then sterility. Of course the vaccines will help in this, both there and world wide.

      • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

        Where’s the schwag coming from, – BRH

        =======

        Thin air.

      • Tate December 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

        It’s “on the come” as my Father in Law used to say. Meaning, promises. That will work out well.

  63. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 8:33 am #

    In other news, my small Christmas dinner actually had the predictable debate of politics, as my 70+ in-laws broke their quarantine to get together with us and my brother-in-law’s family.

    Let’s just say the septuagenarians schooled the hell out of my sister-in-law when she started saying “well, you accept social security and medicare, how is that not socialism? Father-in-law said “That’s not socialism, that’s insurance. I paid for that, and a lot more than I’ll ever get back.”

    Got slightly heated from there as she started to talk about the wonders of Norway. It was glorious. I sat back and watched the fallout, sipping a fine bourbon.

    Finally the prime rib was brought to a rest and brother-in-law said from the kitchen, “Enough! Not doing this any more. Time to eat.”

    Ahh, Christmas.

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:23 am #

      always tell the lefties that congress has its own super-padded pension system, why don~t they rely on SS?

      huh? explain that lefties

    • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      And then everyone went home and came down with Covid the next day. 😉

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm #

        Do you truly believe that?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

        Cuz we’re fine. And will be.

  64. BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 11:07 am #

    Happy Kwanza, CFNers!

    Funny thing, the Kwanza Community has a strange way of celebrating the festive holiday (which has roots all the way back to 1967) with fatal shootings in Hartford, Orange, Ansonia, Waterbury and Windsor Locks. The murder in Waterbury was particularly tragic, a neighborhood gang hit on a 16 year old kid.

    Brh

    • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      Wonder what the toll is in south Chicago is in celebration of Kwanza?

    • Tate December 27, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

      Didn’t Kwanza get invented by the Joos? Kinda like the NAACP? (not kidding, look it up).

      • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

        Kinda like the NAACP? – Tate

        ========

        As we all know, the CP in NAACP stands for ‘colored people.’ This organization has been around since 1909. How can it be that they have not changed their name to NAAPOC?

        • Tate December 27, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

          Nice deflection, Finkleshtik,

          “The Jewish community contributed greatly to the NAACP’s founding and continued financing.[30] Jewish historian Howard Sachar writes in his book A History of Jews in America that ‘In 1914, Professor Emeritus Joel Spingarn of Columbia University became chairman of the NAACP and recruited for its board such Jewish leaders as Jacob Schiff, Jacob Billikopf, and Rabbi Stephen Wise.'”

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CyonhJhx0

          • Tate December 27, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

            Hmmm, wrong link. Must of been about the Booze.

          • Q. Shtik December 27, 2020 at 9:55 pm #

            Must of been – Tate

            =======

            Jesus H. Christ! Unbefuckinlievable!

  65. BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    And this just in:

    BODY FOUND IN BURNING CAR IN HARTFORD

    The car is an Acura, apparently.

    • malthuss December 27, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

      is it a white car?

      • stelmosfire December 27, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

        No Malth, it was a brown-rice burner. No Uncle Ben’s plain white rice shit.

  66. JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Your father-in-law was right. SS (1930s) and Medicare(1960s) are social insurance. Why? Because the American public was too dumb to save for their retirements and were a large part of the humongous downturn of the Great Depression. SS was enacted to get older folks to get out of the way of young folks in the job market.

    The original SS was supposed to be protected from the overspending habits of Congress buying votes. It’s real problems started when Congress changed that and started to “borrow” from the Trust Fund. Today the trust fund is a sham. The fund is being eaten away bit by bit by revenues from the payroll tax being short of expenditures and will be gone in the early 30s. Probably sooner. At that point, payroll taxes will pay benefits directly with no fund to full in the gap. The benefits will drop quickly as they will have to match the taxes. Unless of course, the Deep State just prints more bucks to fill it in.

    Medicare is in the same countdown stage, but much quicker.

    Socialism is caused by the people not taking responsibility to care for themselves for whatever reason. The government takes over in response to lousy management by the private sector. Before FDR, the government did not pay much attention and most of the people that did not care for themselves went homeless and died. With the Depression, the number of people unable to take care of themselves skyrocketed and socialistic means were started. So your sister-in-law is also correct, SS and Medicare are both creeping socialism because it is being counted on more and more as savings decline.

    The real problem is the political pushing of socialism that the Dems are pushing to acquire power in the Deep State. Between the stupidification of our youth and the over-immigration situation, the people are becoming less able to care for themselves. The solution? Socialize more and more because Deep State people are so much smarter than we are.

    Let me tell you, if Covid19’s reaction is the best these “smart” people can do, we as a society are in Deep doo-doo.

    I wonder how the Deep State is eventually going to reconcile the national debt? What is the equivalent of bankruptcy when the money printers are the folks going bankrupt? How the heck can the government reconcile soon to be $30000000000000 of debt.

    Hint they aren’t. All you folks counting on the government for subsistence from about 2030 on better come up with something else. The federal money bag will be empty and the government tit is going to dry up. Then the world, including us, dying will start.

    This is serious s**t going on right now, and people are going to die in response. Billions of people, it has already started.

    Jesus wants us to share with our less fortunate brothers and sisters. What happens when there is nothing to share?

    • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 11:16 am #

      For Mr. Mango

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      nonsense, slash taxes and the economy skyrockets and along with it tax revenues

      when you make $50k a year and owe $500K it~s a problem, when all of a sudden you make $250k a year that $500k (the debt) is much less of a problem

      80% of the national debt is owed to US entities, so no biggy

      • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 11:32 am #

        Yeah, who is it owned by domestically?

        Pension plans and IRAs, ie retirements.

        What happens when they want their money?

        Guess!!

        Another point.

        The debt problem is like an expanding circle, the debt owed being the area of the circle. The function is a squared function and explodes like a Ponzi scheme. That is how the ascending debt curve is NOT linear but a squared function.

        The problem with your solution is the increase of debt means more and more people cannot make that $250k that would offset the debt. If the debt was stuck at 30 trillion and the expanding economy made payments on the debt more effective, you would be right.

        Problem is the debt goes up as a square function and the revenue is linear. It will just keep getting worse and worse.

        All Ponzi schemes fail in the end.

        • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:57 am #

          wrong, tax revenues is not linear

          also, why can~t more and more people make 250k? what zero sum game do you live in?

          microsoft stock has gone from .01 to $1k a share, that should~ve killed off all other stocks if zero-sum were true

          instead, everything has expanded in value

          plant a seed and tell me about zero sum

          also, explain how the US was set to implode when the debt reached $1 billion and here we are 30,000 times more and it still hasn~t

          • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 11:58 am #

            Cue QShtick- are

          • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm #

            Yes, and the favored (by genes, soil, sunlight, climate, human care, etc) will then deprive other seeds and would be trees from making it. We live on a finite planet. Not everyone can be millionaires except in the Zimbabwean sense. The big wigs prevent both in the tree sense above and actively in a human way of crushing, conniving, and class warfare.

          • Tate December 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

            Don’t worry, China will settle our debts for us, just like we settled the U.K.’s, when that became necessary. The only problem is there are fewer cultural ties between the U.S. & China than there were between the U.K. & the U.S. Of course, that may become less a problem as we continue to import a new overclass, many of them from China, right?

            Yeah, right.

        • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

          I~ve yet to see pension plans and IRAs clamour for their money all at once

          stop fatalising

          stop spending by congress and the debt problem goes away

          • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

            Stop fatalising?

            Do you read this blog?

            Stop spending by Congress? That is a good one.

            Do you think that most, most of that spending is supporting Social Security and Medicare and the many other entitlement programs. Yeah, shut them down and watch what happens to that expanding economy you are counting on.

            30 trillion dollars now. How many years of our total GDP would have to be put against that debt load to pay off the debt? Do your arithmetic, this is an unemotional fact.

            We are barely squeezing by paying the interest payments right now. The principal just keeps skyrocketing.

            BTW, what spending would you like to see cut to stem the tide?

            Cannot hurt the economy, or decrease the consumer base, or reduce the federal protection mandates. Those make the debt increase!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm #

      JohnAZ,

      I hear ya. And I generally agree, Though my sister-in-law was not correct, at least in this country. These setuagenarians (and us) have paid into a system that will not support them (should they live long enough) or us. The mismanagement is a sign that we are in decline. I envy the 70+ in that they will get back some of what they put in. The rest of us will watch it go elsewhere for no reason.

      That is not fair insurance in a capitalist system. That is socialism. My father-in-law- is correct.

      And I am not a “it’s the socialists” kinda guy. But this is getting pretty obvious and painful to watch,

  67. JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    Rube I con

    Your ideal is pure GOP of the 20th century. It is one of the main targets of the Leftist revolution. They have made more dependent people on the government with their policies for forty years. The RINO GOP has helped them do it. That has produced the ever increasing Ponzi circle that is running away with our national wealth.

    If you were 500k in debt, your example, and all you could make was 50k, could you ever catch up? Not only that, Obama sent much of our ability to catch up to China which will continue under Biden now that Trump is probably history.

    Your idea of reducing taxes? Just increases the deficit and debt!

    When you retire, where are your sustenance funds going to come from?

    Certainly not from $50000000000000 worth of debt by that time. Can it?

    • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

      There is a good investment idea.

      Invest in companies that make money printing machines.

    • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

      you are sorely mistaken

      spending is the culprit

      trump~s tax reductions resulted in record tax revenues

      US economy could double in 5 years if taxes were severely slashed

      there is no such thing as ‘the deficit’, it is overspending by congress and could stop ‘on a dime’

      give a cow more grass and it produces more milk

      it~s udderly simple

      • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

        Uh huh.

        So simple!

        NOT!

        Hear about the cow that backed into the grass shearing machine?

        Udder destruction!

        • rube-i-con December 27, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

          i~ve lived in countries where taxes were suspended and the economy boomed, then they were reinstated and the economy tanked

          i~ll give you $15 and bet you~ll spend it on a few burgers

          i~ll take away $15 from you and the farmer/trucker/burger flipper no longer generate tax revenues, whilst gov~t spending continues apace….hence greater debt

          it is that simple

          your analogy is lacking in substance, the logic of mine is self-evident

          • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

            Problem is yours will never happen.

        • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

          One thing I think we agree on, the Deep State is the mortal enemy of the American public. The American public just elected in a Democratic government, especially if Georgia turns the Senate.

          Who is at fault here?

          A program of debt reduction needs to be organized at the federal level to decrease the rise of spending and maintain tax levels to stop deficit increases but not hurt the economy.

          Do you think that mentality even exists in this country?

          I do not, hence my fatalism.

      • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

        If you pick up a calf every day, some day soon you’ll be able to pick it up when it has become a cow. That’s what the Rubes think. The Carneys know better. They know about human limits and how to exploit them.

        One man in a million will be able to pick up the Cow. The others will injure their backs and not even be able to pick up the calf anymore – or much on anything else for awhile.

        • Tate December 27, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

          Used to be a meme about Carneys getting run out of hick towns.

        • stelmosfire December 27, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

          Yo:
          One man in a million will be able to pick up the Cow!

          Shit Yo, Benr could pick up FreddieMar’s wife any day. Literally and figuratively. He can pull a 60# longbow and that’s something. I struggle with a 45# bow.

          • Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

            I thought you were big and strong, able to carry people out of burning buildings on your shoulder. Not any more perhaps?

          • stelmosfire December 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

            Vlad, Age is the great equalizer. I was once mighty. 6’4″ 245. Utred of Bedenburg. Now I am nought, decrepit, and old. Still I will be a man. Powerful and full of ” Piss”. Suck my salty balls lowlander!

          • BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 8:09 pm #

            RIP, Sam Colt said his Model P sixgun was the great equalizer.

            That was actually his sales pitch “The Great Equalizer”.

  68. Yohannon December 27, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

    “In the larger sense, however, the personal ownership of firearms is only secondarily a matter of defense against the criminal. Note the following from Thomas Jefferson: The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government. That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.”

    — Jeff Cooper

    • Tate December 27, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

      Come on, maaan, that’s a right-wing conspiracy theory.

  69. SoftStarLight December 27, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

    I don’t like how Christmas goes by so fast. It’s like every time I feel like I can take a moment to really think about it is exactly when everyone is leaving and saying their goodbyes. And that is why I simply refuse to take decorations down before Orthodox Christmas.

    • stelmosfire December 27, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

      I’m with ya’ there SSL. The weeks fly, especially around the solstice. You are young, enjoy it. I always thought getting old would take a long time. It does not.

  70. JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

    Let’s see. Are we surprised?

    The Deep State, Congress in this case, puts together a Covid relief bill and sends it to the president. Only problem is it gives more relief to foreigners than Americans.

    And surprise, Trump wants it redone to give more to Americans than foreigners.

    Then Trump gets crucified by the Media and the rest of the Deep State. I thought the media represents the people as a watch dog against the government. Not any more obviously.

    Nice. A new slogan in DC

    America Last!

    • rocket8 December 27, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

      It all Trump has done is bitch and play golf . No he failed in every way .

  71. Tate December 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

    Looks more & more like the Nashville event was just a “Lone Wolf” obsessing over 5G. The MSM was all ready to spin it as a Deplorable disaffected by the stolen election (which is a conspiracy theory, right?) Oh well better luck next time, CNN.

    Nashville used to create some good stuff, not like the crossover crap today. Click here for one of the classics. Ignore the poor sound & video quality. “It’s not the music, man, listen to the story!” as Charlie Parker once said.

    • Tate December 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

      Beg pardon for the reminiscing. The younger folks have to take over this mess.

      As the years have passed me by
      I’ve stopped asking why I’m here
      I was young and full of dreams
      All these plans and big ideas
      But now I can see
      There’s no hope for me

      Memories are fading
      How did I end up here
      I’m doing my best to forget the past
      Because the pain’s too much to bear

      See I’m not a bitter man
      But I think I’ve had my share
      Of put downs and shit hands
      It can only get better from here
      It’s never hit by miss
      It can’t get any worse than this

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CyonhJhx0

  72. tom clark December 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm #

    Thanks, Tate. I still prefer Doc Watson: ” It’s a long way to Harlan, it’s a long way to Hazard, just to get a little brew…just to get a little brew.” Eschew Nashville and travel to southeast Kentucky where the real music is.. Rumor has it the Nashville bomber ODed on too much Garth Brooks.

    Doc Watson will save us and g’nite Kim wherever you are.

  73. rocket8 December 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

    Pitiful , Trump still could go out a huge winner . Admit defeat call for the 2000 dollar funding . Tell Americans he will be watching and ready for 2024 . But instead he acts like a toddler who was told he has to leave chucky Cheese .

  74. benr December 27, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

    Hah talk about projection.

  75. BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    Well now

    The plan to defund the PD in Portland continues to make headway.

    “On Saturday, Trendlon Dieneshal Kimp Brewer, age 53, bashed at least 5 people’s heads in with a baseball bat, who he accused of disrespecting him. The victims were randomly attacked on Martin Luther King Blvd and N Rosa Parks Way.

    Doesn’t this gentleman realize its Kwanza?

    Also on Saturday “numerous shootings thru out the city, plus drag racing up and down the streets, kept police busy.”

    What police?

    Do you think anybody is saying “New Year’s Eve, let’s take a stroll in Portlandia, soak in the wierd”.

    Brh

  76. tucsonspur December 27, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    For Wizard of the Saddle:

    Good to have company. The word fascism has become a scary one, but we need something close to it nonetheless.

    I agree, Trump does have the ego and the patriotism. Beyond that, things get iffy. History is filled with challenges, with men and moments and meetings of the two.

    This last election might have been a moment. Would Trump have met it, could he have met it?

    ‘Do we search in vain for such a champion?’ (like Cincinnatus)

    Probably. Even if the big moment comes, who could meet it facing the roadblocks of traditional ‘democracy’ and the Constitution?
    Take a big, big man to bust that move.

    • rocket8 December 27, 2020 at 8:16 pm #

      He never was that man . Flawed narcissist. Plus pretty stupid. No common sense. Yea next

      • BackRowHeckler December 27, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

        Next is Bedpan Biden, the Last White Democrat.

      • JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

        Stupid, no common sense??

        What gall you have!

        He put the Deep State’s ass in a twist for four years. He is much smarter than the whole bunch of them put together.

        It took cheating in the election to finally get to him.

        And it is not over yet.

  77. KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm #

    ” du bist kein Ost-Deutscher hoer auf zu luegen ”

    Once upon a time , long , long ago , and far , far away , the optimistic promise of the internet was one venue where your race , sex , age , nationality , class , etc , wouldn’t matter.

    Your only access was a keyboard.

    Your only presentation was a keyboard.

    Your very resume was that keyboard.

    The only way you could relate was via intellect and character.

    So , for example , conceivably , a 12 year old could rub elbows with college professors.

    Where , lets be honest , in real life various stigmas and perceptions would render that highly unlikely , or simply impossible.

    ( On a personal note ; A 12 year old rubbing elbows with college professors is far – fetched ? I don’t know about that.

    My REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE as a child was that I hated children generally , and greatly preferred , generally , the company of adults , and the seemingly more cultured and educated those adults seemed to be , the better.

    Add to that , coincidentally , when I came to America , it was to wind up in the neighborhood that had grown up around the University of North Carolina at Greensboro , in the hundred years since that schools founding. ( When it was founded , it was on the edge of town , surrounded by cow pastures and woods. But that was in 1892. Now it is in the middle of town , and in an old neighborhood too ) So college professors were my neighbors.

    So I’m pretty sure that if the internet had existed then , then this particular 12 year old would have been hanging out on the ‘ net with people 20 to 30 years my senior anyway , as a matter of course . )

    Of course , the dream no sooner realized , than people began moving heaven and earth to transform the internet into a place where , just like real life , resume is everything , and you wind up hanging out with the exact same sort of people you hang out with in real life , anyway.

    In point of fact ,

    the internet is the ONLY place I EVER share my East German past.

    In real life , I stopped sharing that information WITH ANYONE about 30 years ago.

    In real life , the only clue to my past would be if you paid a visit to my house , and noticed the autographed portrait of Erich Honecker , ( hanging on the wall in a back room ) or the East German helmet that has sat at the foot of my bed since I was seven years old.

    Or opened a particular drawer , and found the folded East German flag at the bottom of that drawer.

    Except that , precisely on account of those details , I never invite anyone into my house. So you wouldn’t see those details.

    It’s less about hiding something , or even about privacy , but more a matter of refuge.

    What can I say ? People are never as nice as they think themselves to be.

    And you find the tyranny that is in that no less in North America , than in Eastern Europe.

    But , yes , occasionally , I do bring up my East German past on the internet , and specifically here.

    Why ?

    So that the person reading my essays will know that while I may not strictly be an enemy , I’m certainly not a friend either.

    That seems crucially important to me.

    One thing that is still true of the internet is that it brings the world into your living room.

    The downside of that is that you have foreigners presenting themselves as friends of America , but pushing perspectives , narratives , and policies which are not necessarily , or at all , in an Americans interest.

    This is NOT always dishonesty , or a con game.

    It may simply be a case of , ” putting your best foot forward “.

    The trouble is that the American may not at all perceive that subtlety , and in any case it does not serve THEIR interest.

    I would argue that there is something to be said for underlining the fact that I am an alien , I am not your friend , and may even be an enemy.

    More intimately , the problem with this business of bringing the world into your living room is that it silently ( and so more effectively ) reinforces the nationalist and statist mythology that because we share some identification or demographic , however nebulous , that somehow makes us family , best buddies , or something ,

    AND SO I HAVE SOME KIND OF RIGHT TO STICK MY FOOT IN YOUR DOOR.

    Sorry ,

    Bullshit.

    We are NOT relatives. I am NOT your Dad , your Mom , your sister , or your daughter. Your household is NOT mine , and never will be.

    Parens Patriae was once a very remote , and very abstract , legal invention .

    Now it is invoked every three minutes , by every Tom , Dick , and a Harry who never even heard the term , ” Parens Patriae ” , and even though if you bothered to reflect on it for five minutes , you would know it’s on account of people you really DON’T give a fuck about.

    That development is a major concern of mine , and so another reason I bring up that aspect of my past , even though the very idea is to make me look bad.

    This could easily become a book .

    So I’ll end there.

  78. messianicdruid December 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

    Tucsonspar said, “Right now they just don’t have the right stuff and neither do you..”

    I fell out with the Republicans after they changed the rules on RonPaul. This showed me they were not interested in Liberty or actually fixing anything. Consent to the social contract is lost. The lies have been exposed. They are too stupid to understand that everything is recorded.

    Fraud vitiates all contracts.

    God the Father
    Jesus the Son
    We the People
    Employees
    Contractors

    We own and are responsible for what we create. When we fail our duties our higher power is obligated to correct our error.

    We have made contracts with our employees, and naively placed them above us [ Romans 13 ].

    Any so-called law that attempts to abrogate higher law is null and void from its inception.

    When you are asked “do you understand the charges” you must reply in the negative because of multiple definitions. If you say yes, you are making false witness of yourself and placing your person at their mercy. The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

    • KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm #

      I’m not sure what the original conversation was , and I don’t care to bother to look it up either.

      So I’m probably going off – topic.

      But I can’t resist these ;

      ” Fraud vitiates all contracts. ”

      I don’t know about that. A person may lie for many , many reasons , and some of them even good reasons.

      But , anyway , since I was a little girl I have believed , rock – solid , that ;

      Coercion vitiates all contracts.

      Of course there is a fly in the ointment.

      This idea , followed to its logical conclusion , vitiates nine – tenths of government , nine – tenths of religion , ideology , or philosophy.

      Be that as it may , I can’t shake the idea that it is true.

      Even where I would greatly prefer it not to be true.

      So I think it is true.

      To pick a mundane example ,

      It’s like where at the end of a job application you are supposed to affix your signature ( i.e. swear an oath ) that all the particulars of this job application are true.

      Well , maybe a particular isn’t exactly true , not because you have done anything wrong or because you have anything to hide , but because you have damn good reason to believe that in this case honesty would not be the best policy. It would instead be the kiss of death.

      Or , there are not only sins of commission , but also sins of omission . So while you didn’t strictly lie in the job application , you did leave out some pertinent shit. * Wink *

      But , wait a minute ; Why are you filling out this job application in the first place ?

      For the fucking fun of it ?

      No.

      You are filling out this job application because you are obliged to eat whether you want to or not.

      You are filling out this job application to pay your grocery bill.

      In an ideal world , that truth and honesty jazz is a door that should swing both ways.

      But in reality , like in this case , it only swings one way.

      Only you are in the dock , not them.

      You aren’t demanding of them that they fill out a questionnaire , or demanding of them a binding signature.

      Even if there isn’t literally a guy standing there with a gun pointed at you , the implicit coercion is no less real.

      And that’s exactly what it is ; coercion.

      Granted , they didn’t force you to apply for a job there.

      But then , nobody asked you if you wanted to be saddled with a lifelong obligation to eat , either.

      ” followed to its logical conclusion …. ”

      NO , I would not say , ” Let’s dis – establish the police then ! ”

      But I WOULD say people were fucking ASKING FOR IT when they went way beyond saying , merely and only , that ALL ANY government ever is is a necessary evil.

      ” When you are asked “do you understand the charges” you must reply in the negative because … ”

      I’m guessing you and I read the same essay !

      I forget the guys name.

      I doubt the legal validly and utility of what he claims.

      But morally , and as objective fact , he is absolutely right.

      As an objective fact you could not possibly understand the charges , even if you were a lawyer , even if you were a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

      Because , for example , one of the very reasons the U.S. Supreme Court exists is to INTERPRET already existing laws.

      So ? What is the upshot of that ?

      A law can read , word for word , the SAME on Tuesday as on Monday , but as per the INTERPRETATION of a higher court , the meaning has now on Tuesday completely changed.

      There are quite a few other flies in the ointment , so , suffice to say , yes , the best that even a U.S. Supreme Court Justice can say about a given law and its meaning is , ” What it means DEPENDS ON ….we don’t know. It depends. ”

      So , no , you don’t understand the charges.

      The terrible thing about Franz Kafka’s , ” The Trial ” is that it isn’t fiction.

      • Tate December 28, 2020 at 12:36 am #

        In the vast majority of cases, it’s rather clear what the charges are, at least as of this date, in terms of hard case law.

        As we get further along into the new cultural dispensation of DIE (Diversity Inclusion Equity) however, it’s going to get harder & harder to understand the charges. But it won’t matter because they won’t bother to ask you that question.

      • messianicdruid December 28, 2020 at 4:48 am #

        The point is : if you bring up constitutional rights in an equity court you are barking up the wrong tree. You cant get them there. By entering into various and sundry contracts with government oversight, marriage license, business license, corporate arrangements, etc you give the courts jurisdiction to enforce legal remedies to itself to force your compliance with their edicts, which as you say, they interpret in their own friendly manner. The trick is to avoid the contract and thus avoid the court. The attorneys are serving the court [ the bar] not you, even though your money is their goal. If you * stand under * the charges – the law – you are saying I accept my obligation for you to judge between the other entity of the contract and I will accept [ I consent ] to the fines, penalties etc. you decide.

        I had a buddy who, when asked said, “No, do you?”. The judge was so flustered when he heard the response that he blurted out ” No, OF COURSE NOT ” meaning – This law ‘[ contract ] doesnt apply to me.

        Do you see it?

        Dear Tate, If we cut off the tentacles perhaps they cannot reach us. We a sucking tentacles thiking they are teats.

      • elysianfield December 28, 2020 at 11:27 am #

        Ahhh, Kesa…you have described the human condition….

    • tucsonspur December 28, 2020 at 1:07 am #

      Messianic, I don’t often spar with the higher powers. I responded with a wicked left when a light jab may have been more appropriate.

      I am always humbled by Galactic and Universal powers and by what I call the Great Mysteries of the Holy Spirit.

      • messianicdruid December 28, 2020 at 8:37 am #

        They are definitely mysteries.

        “The glory of God is to conceal a thing secret: but the king’s honor is to search out a thing.”

        Like that fine fellow said before ” what you don’t know won’t help you”.

        However, studying the writings in the labyrinth will not get us free.

        • messianicdruid December 28, 2020 at 9:17 am #

          “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of YHWH our God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.” Seek YHWH [ life-giver-law-giver ] while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to YHWH and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares YHWH. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for YHWHs renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”

          • messianicdruid December 28, 2020 at 9:27 am #

            Tucsonspur said, “I don’t often spar with the higher powers.”

            I never do. But I will try to make dogs and usurpers [ pretenders ] aware of their own treading where angels fear.

  79. JohnAZ December 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm #

    It would be refreshing to not hear any name calling from our Liberal companions. We would never hear from them again. It seems to be the only thing they are capable of emoting.

    • KesaAnna December 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm #

      That’s why I don’t call them liberals anymore . Why , for lack of a better term , I call them leftists.

      I don’t suppose I have to convince you that there is nothing liberal about them ?

  80. SoftStarLight December 28, 2020 at 1:41 am #

    And just think about it. This allegedly represents only a small fraction of the plastic pollution pouring into the oceans. But since fear and profits are increasing is this only just getting started?

    https://www.tmj4.com/news/national/more-than-1-5-billion-masks-believed-to-have-entered-oceans-in-2020?fbclid=IwAR2z9Eh8kLGQtKuD_Bg4VEDcXDh3rtJdSi_wB2aL9PQUs7KWrdZ8UsXdZi8

  81. SoftStarLight December 28, 2020 at 3:23 am #

    Whatever happened in Nashville who knows but the official narrative doesn’t explain the video of the trail of smoke descending toward the Earth right before the explosion. And why was the airspace above the downtown area closed if the source of the explosion was on the ground?

  82. BackRowHeckler December 28, 2020 at 5:23 am #

    Think things in Portland are good now, wait till Feb, 1 when heroin and cocaine are decriminalized, and by law, most misdemeanors, even serious Class 1 misdemeanors, will not be prosecuted? We might be looking at the first true utopia in N America.

    Brh

    • stelmosfire December 28, 2020 at 8:08 am #

      First thing I’m gonna do is piss on the mayor’s lawn.

      • BackRowHeckler December 28, 2020 at 8:26 am #

        No problemo, RIP

        The worst that can happen is you get a stern talking too from one of the Portlandia social workers who is replacing cops.

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