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Ol’ White Joe Biden showed up last night after all, along with an executive officer of government known here as the Golden Golem of Greatness, a.k.a. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump demonstrated that he is not a politician while Mr. Biden proved that a politician is exactly what he is… or was.

Mr. Trump went mad dog from the start, suggesting that either he was poorly prepared by his staff, or he was so pissed off after four years of unsporting (and likely illegal) harassment from the press, the elected opposition, and the permanent bureaucracy that he could not control his temper. It came off as un-presidential. That might turn out to be not the detriment it seemed — with conventional politics in such disfavor — but the spectacle was pretty hard to watch. Mr. Biden gave a fairly standard performance of a presidential candidate in a debate, but that’s all it was since he managed to contradict or renounce most of his party’s platform as well as his own previous policy utterances, such as whether or not he backed the “Green New Deal.”

And then there was “moderator” Mike Wallace who frequently flew to Mr. Biden’s rescue when the Democrat got into a jam. For instance, after introducing the issue of The New York Times’s sketchy reporting of the president’s taxes, Mr. Wallace halted any discussion of the Biden family’s awesome income stream from Ukraine, China, and Russia, amounting to many millions of dollars, during his terms as vice-president. Or when Mr. Biden denied that his son, Hunter, had been dishonorably discharged from the Navy for drug use.

If Mr. Biden was stoked on amphetamines, someone should have slipped half a milligram of Xanax into the president’s pre-debate diet Coke. Had Mr. Trump remained calm and self-possessed, there would have been a high probability of Mr. Biden simply talking himself into a muddle of verbal applesauce by the halfway mark. Instead, it was the president who was so keyed-up, he could barely articulate even easy debating points — the long-proven lie about his “fine people” remark around the Charlottesville Riot… the gross dereliction of Democratic Party mayors and governors who support and abet riot, looting, arson, and murder… Mr. Biden’s own confused pronouncements about further Covid-19 lock-downs and calling Mr. Trump’s February halt of Chinese air traffic “racist”… the president’s shut-down last week of the insane “critical race theory” trainings in government agencies and companies doing business with them… the arrant attempt to sow fraud and disorder with mail-in voting… and the practically breaking news of the Obama Team colluding with Hillary Clinton’s RussiaGate set-up from the start….The president blew those opportunities to be clear when Mr. Wallace was not stepping on him.

Few failed to notice that the tenor of the debate matched exactly the distempered public mood of the day. Mr. Trump’s wild swerves of choler are a match for actions like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s peevish refusal to even meet with SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett or Woke Boston Univeristy Prof. Ibram X. Kendi’s psychotic lessons on How to Be an Antiracist (by persecuting white people) or the loosing of joint Antifa / BLM mobs on small businesses and private homes across America. These are considered normal and okay in these opening innings of the long emergency. Mr. Trump’s own bitter exasperation is of a piece with all that.

I have no idea how it will play with the voters. My own position remains as prior the debate: that the Democratic Party is an even greater threat to the country than a fiercely pissed off Donald Trump. It remains to be seen how many voters are equally pissed off at the Democratic Party as represented by its untoward candidate for president, Mr. Biden, the ghost of the Obama administration.

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110 Responses to “Debate Extra — A Ghastly Spectacle”

  1. benr September 30, 2020 at 9:39 am #

    Good assessment Trump at one point went red in the face.
    My wife was a little disappointed that Trump got so angry.
    She how ever doubled down on her support.

    I would like to point out that a point I sent to Trump in twitter got mentioned a point I have also made here several times.
    To combat climate change we need to replant billions of trees!!!!

    Its VERY worthy that the truth of Obama being directly involved in the attempted over throw of Trump is finally not just theory but a proven fact.

    I guess all the Obama supporters can now say “sorry” or at least oops we were wrong and you were right.

    Keep on keeping on Jim.

    • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 7:09 am #

      I was happy to see Trump mention Obama’s involvement directly last night.

      He ran and is still running the coup with Valerie out of his basement Kalorama.

  2. volodya September 30, 2020 at 10:09 am #

    So now we have the leakage of the story behind the story of the last four years. And I hate people that say I told you so but I told you so, it was the Democrtaic candidate that the Russkis preferred and not the Trumpster. Why on earth would the head of an autocratic kleptocracy like Putin – who regularly caps his opponents – want someone like Donald across the waters facing him when he can have Hillary whose natural belligerence, whose Deep State cred, marks her as the foreign opponent that Vladimir Vladimirovich can use to justify his own rule? 

    Vlad is a very, very bad man, and while he may not be as bad as the most monstrous in a long list of monsters (ie Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot), and while people may rationalize his behavior as that required in a very rough part of the globe, he is still bad, the state he leads corrupt and rotten to the core, and Vlad needs to be able to claim that he an only he can protect Mother Russia, only he has the bones and stones to do it. And someone more like Hillary than Trump gives meaning to that argument. 

    In any case, those recent revelations will get stifled because nobody who is anybody in the present-day American power structure has any interest in it. Blatant malfeasance and outright sedition will get buried and papered-over, not least by that brilliantly simple argument of “no criminal intent”. That’s why people go to law school, to encapsulate bullshit in three simple words that anyone can understand. 

  3. Doc Holliday September 30, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    Two words to describe last night’s debate; “Pitiful and Pathetic”. It was the equivalent of, either, a B-grade horror movie or a poor sophomoric comedy. If I saw this at a movie theatre, I’d demand my money back. An old friend mentioned that we had better debates in eighth grade. I told him he was being kind, this was more like a sixth grade debate…..

    • JohnAZ September 30, 2020 at 10:53 am #

      Read SSLs statement on regular Monday thread. I agree 100%. Trump has just about had it with the opposition. His anger is at the surface and it erupted last night as he faced the archaic representation of everything he hates about the country. Trump knows what is going to happen if Biden wins, catastrophe.

      He expressed the anger of half of this country’s people as they watch the Left destroy the country they believe in. Our host is one of those.

      If I was AOC or Bernie, I would be concerned this AM about Mr. “I am the Democratic Party” who repudiated most of their programs under Trump’s onslaught.

      • JohnAZ September 30, 2020 at 10:55 am #


        Excellent evaluation of the debacle. The whole concept of 2 minutes then open discussion was doomed from the beginning. Chris Wallace is an example of the Fox liberalization, underhanded one sided bias.

        • SoftStarLight September 30, 2020 at 10:59 am #

          Chris Wallace has been roundly criticized for being such a horrible moderator too. Even leftists activists were coming out against him all over the twitterverse last night!

  4. qisqisqis September 30, 2020 at 11:26 am #

    I think the debate went Trump’s way. He had total control over Biden and Wallace. He did whatever he wanted and only “stayed quiet” when he felt like it.

    The fact that they didn’t shake hands, besides the obvious Covid stuff, was symbolic of our current times far beyond the risk of transmission.

    Agree that Trump was not presidential, but he still took the debate. He was energetic and very strong, and asked tough questions among the BS. He even looked healthier than Biden. Trump has extra orange glow last night, with highlighted cheekbones and a little weight loss. Biden looked like a ghost. A weak old man.

    Say what you like about Trump. This debate was his from the start. Kinda sad to see Joe like that but no way is the Democratic Party going to hand the wheel over to the up-and-comers and “The Squad”

  5. KappaJoe September 30, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    Newt’s summary of the debate on Laura Ingraham last night was about right: letting the lies of the left stand is not an option. President Trump blasted his opponent after every false utterance coming from the corrupt and graft-ridden former vice president because that’s what the current situation demands. That it was unseemly and ugly is simply a reflection of the unseemly, ugly, seditious, and treasonous behavior of the Deep State and it’s media cohort, with Chris Wallace, true to form, protecting Biden’s flank.

    This is exactly what it is. It is never going to be the genteel exchange of barbs and empty platitudes between two hand-picked, pre-approved, near-identical representatives of the Deep State. It is a fight. It is a fight between an unaccountably wicked, self-serving, entrenched power structure and those who wish to live peaceably under the Constitution as written.

    All this pearl clutching – hasn’t anyone been paying attention? For cripe sakes, the Left’s brown shirts are given free reign by sitting Democrat mayors and governors to loot, intimidate, physically attack, and burn down homes, businesses, police stations, and federal buildings! And people then complain about debate niceties.

    It will be interesting to see if there will be a second or third debate (or even a vp debate). Biden lost a huge amount of ground last night and any rematch would just be more of the same. No one’s mind will be changed. Are we not entertained?

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    • tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 4:32 am #

      It wasn’t anything like the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Nixon-Kennedy, or James Baldwin vs. William Buckley, or anything akin to the orations of Cicero.

      It was indecorous, emotion over reason, and irksomeness over intellectuality. A fight it was, each declared the winner, and the fans got what? And will get what?

      What good are the great philosophers at times like these? It is not a time for rumination, but rather righteous revenge and rectification.

      Even so, if Trump wins the election it proves that the nation is sick. If Biden wins, it’s even more sick.

      Right now I feel like I need the exhilarating rush, the adrenaline rampage, the spirit boosting savagery of a good, feral fight. Who doesn’t these days?

    • tlauria October 1, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

      All this pearl clutching – hasn’t anyone been paying attention? For cripe sakes, the Left’s brown shirts are given free reign by sitting Democrat mayors and governors to loot, intimidate, physically attack, and burn down homes, businesses, police stations, and federal buildings! And people then complain about debate niceties.

      WE HAVE A WINNER! That paragraph takes the prize.
      We have an excellent set of steak knives for you. Thanks for playing!

  6. ohyesiam October 1, 2020 at 4:07 am #

    Biden came across as weak, lacking the courage of his convictions and lacking the mental sharpness of a younger man.

    Doesn’t matter.

    A piece of plasterboard with a picture of a penis spray-painted on it would make a better president than Donald Trump.

    He has overseen the greatest loss of national prestige in US history. The country’s reputation now lies somewhere between Turkey and the Philippines.

    I doubt there will be much left after another five years.

    • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 4:11 am #

      Meanwhile, in the real world Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

      Try again. Please. This has great comedic potential.

      • ohyesiam October 1, 2020 at 6:11 am #

        Check out the Pew research if you don’t believe me. Trump ranks about the same as Xi Jinping, and a bit below Putin.

        Fairly appropriate for a wannabe autocrat with daddy issues.

        • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 6:59 am #

          “Pew research”


          A comprehensive and detailed rebuttal.

          Ready when you are.

          • ohyesiam October 1, 2020 at 9:43 am #

            I was hoping you had a bit more fight in you.

          • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

            I do. I am waiting for you to make an argument.

    • Coalclinker October 1, 2020 at 6:37 am #

      Your so-called “loss of national prestige” is nothing but this: Mr. Trump has stripped away all of the layers of decor covering every American “institution” and exposed them for what they are: a horde of high paid, fancy coiffed liars and grifters who deserve no respect from anyone.The sooner they end up on the ash heap of history, the better, and I suspect we won’t have to wait very long to see that spectacle unfold.

      • ohyesiam October 1, 2020 at 9:40 am #

        I understand that you see corruption all around and you want it to crash and burn. But the fallout is not going to be pretty.

        You think things can’t get any worse? Look around the world. You’ll find countries in every stage of decline.

        Things can keep getting worse a lot longer than you think.

  7. Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 7:06 am #

    I found it interesting that the comments section was broken again yesterday. One could log in, but not comment.

    Is this place monitored? To quote James “Corney” (those who know what this means, know), “so many questions.”

    Night Owl: No, the blog is not “monitored” or under attack. When the WordPress platform gets updated, it often produces weird side-effects, in this case, really bad display problems (“jumping around”) on iPads. My techies had to spend a day trying to fix the damn thing. Paranoia not necessary…. — JHK Admin

    • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 7:11 am #

      Should be “Corny”.

      Hint: FISA report

    • elysianfield October 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

      Yes, night owl, there are plenty of other things to generate paranoia, or downright existential angst….

    • SoftStarLight October 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm #


    • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 3:34 pm #


    • ednguyen October 1, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

      Paranoia is commonly understood as the irrational fear of an non-existent threat. Who says that if Kunstler is getting traction on the FBI Russia debacle that some functionary wouldn’t find time to send a signal that JHK’s blog should have regular “issues”? I don’t see that as a non-existent threat. It ain’t paranoia.

      • Night Owl October 2, 2020 at 4:46 am #

        I agree, it isn’t paranoia.

        That said, James’s explanation certainly makes sense. And I don’t produce content on WP, so I wouldn’t know.

  8. newworld October 1, 2020 at 7:51 am #

    Taxgate lasted two days I guess, I hope someone goes to jail for that nothing burger but I won’t get my hopes up.

    Now we are back to Whitegate which is quite frankly very effective rhetoric, since it puts the vast majority of white dolts in the explaining, apologizing and legitimizing slander and libel mode.

    Rasmussen says Trump is behind in the polls with whites, simply put anti-white rhetoric reduces the status and whites are status insecure. And conservatives fall right into that trap.

  9. PeteAtomic October 1, 2020 at 8:29 am #

    It was a cringe fest, that’s for sure.

    Yes, Biden showed up. Physically, anyway. But this wasn’t the same man from even 5 years ago. He came off as very weak in the debate. I don’t know if it was the lighting, or lack of make up or what, but he didn’t look particularly physically well, either. His campaign handlers have only limited his appearances for less then a half hour at a time, and it shows.

    The ole GGG was his own worst enemy. He was over the top. I understand being angry about what happened to his transition to the Presidency, but he didn’t verbalize it very well. His overall affect overshadowed his argument, which is never good.

    If I remember correctly from his debates with HRC back in 2016, Trump had a poor debate performance then, too.

    I think both campaigns will come back to the 2nd debate with some adjustments. If Trump is smart, he’ll dial back a bit and let Biden stay stupid stuff, which invariably he will.

    • BackRowHeckler October 1, 2020 at 8:17 pm #

      Even in his younger days Joe wasn’t the sharpest tack in the drawer. He ran for president 32 years ago and it was a disaster. Think about that, 1/3 of a century! Here he is again, a man from a different time. Think of somebody entering the Senate a few years after the Civil War, running for President at the end of WW1. In those 50 years the world turned over a dozen times. There was one Senator, named ? Warren, a Civil War veteran who lasted in the Senate till about 1918.

  10. benr October 1, 2020 at 9:42 am #

    The second chances for another debate are slim to none Biden took most of that right on the chin.
    Watching the debate a second time shows how poorly Biden really did.

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  11. James Kuehl October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am #

    “Mad dog.” Sums it up. I doubt it’s rabies as he’s not an animal lover. Unless you count Kim il-Sung. Syphilis is more likely, given his propensity to make a pass at anything that moves.

    • benr October 1, 2020 at 11:48 am #

      Are you talking about he who sniffs little girls hair or he who claimed to grab them by their kitties?
      Seems one is an actual pervert and targets little girls while the other at least appears to prefer full grown consenting adults.


      • HapMan October 1, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

        The other was a party pal of Jeffery Epstein’s and called his own daughter a “piece of ass” on national radio. I’m not sure if that was before or after he left his young wife and baby at home to take up with professional sex performer Stormy Daniels. He’s a real pillar of society.

      • James Kuehl October 1, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

        No, I meant the one who told his own attorney that he wanted to bang his 15-year-old daughter.

        • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

          Provide the proof.

          The floor is yours.

          • James Kuehl October 1, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

            The attorney recounted the exchange and his now adult daughter corroborated it. This man’s long history of inappropriate behavior toward women is well documented. Feel free to excuse or discount the evidence.

          • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

            Provide the proof.

            The floor is yours.

          • James Kuehl October 1, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

            Look it up.

          • Night Owl October 2, 2020 at 4:42 am #

            Provide the proof.

            Why is that so difficult, James?

          • Q. Shtik October 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

            The floor is yours. – Night Owl


            Please stop saying “The floor is yours,” I beg of you.

        • benr October 2, 2020 at 10:24 am #

          The worst part in all this is you idiots take things he says in jest or sarcasm as actual motivations.
          Get a clue and lower your TDS affliction from fingernails on the chalkboard to mild annoyance you will be healthier as a result.

  12. Amman October 1, 2020 at 11:08 am #

    I can vaguely remember the Presidential debate between Carter and Reagan in ’80 as a college Freshman in Albany, NY. But today, you could not have paid me millions to watch the ‘Ghastly Spectacle” of 2020. Alas, in those days, “the practical matters of daily life were not so pressing as the are now” to paraphrase Mr. JHK.

    • bluekayak October 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm #

      SUNY-A?? That was my first election, too. The choices have gotten steadily worse since. Every single one.

  13. tom clark October 1, 2020 at 11:11 am #

    I liked Chris Christie’s understated summary of the GGG’s performance:
    He came out a bit “hot”. Ya think?

    Thanks for the special post, Jim. I’m sure there will be another crisis to report by tomorrow.

  14. feralandroid October 1, 2020 at 11:33 am #

    Glad to see the comments back. As as wordpress user myself, I understand the issues.

    I actually thought Trump seemed to have it together, but maybe that is just in comparison to Biden, who was tripping over every other word. It seemed to me a lot of the anger from Trump was towards the moderator, who was definitely biased and interrupted Trump many times.

  15. HapMan October 1, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

    Trump was a cornered rat.

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    • benr October 2, 2020 at 10:25 am #

      What an absurd thing to say.

  16. newworld October 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

    The election was won by Biden Harris the last two days. They brilliantly used the rhetorical phrase “White supremacy” against the Trump campaign and the Right.

    Anyway my guess is Trump wins 10 states at most, whites are concerned with status and Trump is not going to raise their status but lower it, so he will shed white voters pick up few coloreds and lose.

    Today a white man cleverly chosen delivered the death stroke to the WH press secretary, if you want to see domination of narrative watch him grill her about “white supremacy” evil but brilliant.

    So what’s next?

    • Sredni Vashtar October 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

      Jim Acosta per chance? Does he identify as White?

      But yes, once Whites accepted the narrative they were evil they become the playthings of evil. Critical Race theory is about far more than learning to be racially sensitive – it’s about Whites accepting their status as dhimmis and niggers.

      That being said, Trump may still pull it out. People say one thing and do (move or vote) quite another. If Trump had trashed us as required, Whites might have stayed home. After the deplorable whistle, they may still come out.

      • newworld October 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

        No I guy I did not recognize, but brilliant to put a white man up there as if he is pure on the topic because he is white and cannot possible have malice towards whites (I hear that one all the time). Utter evil brilliance, I dislike it but respect it.

        My guess is that we go full “White Supremacy” for as long as it takes to take the real polls down to sure loss then they might back off. If they don’t back off by November 1st I doubt any airport near anywhere would even let Trump land or hold a rally.

        The rest of Biden Harris platform are sops to the far left which to everyone else is basically the beatings will continue till morale improves. So “White Supremacy” it is.

      • newworld October 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

        Some Roberts guy from FOX news, yep FOX news. Now all the conservatives are whistling past their graves thinking and saying that the WH press secretary “destroyed” him.

        And speaking of ghastly, the twitter cons in all their brilliance dug up the corpse of Senator Robert Byrd and are waving him around proving there is such a thing as white supremacy and you know the rest of fail.

        I’m kind of relieved the tension over the election is over for me. My guess when the Left takes the election it will allow some violence against the right but then quash it and begin the slow extermination.

        Like May of 45 and the rape of Berlin, 3 days of rape and plunder followed by strict protection of civilians while turning them into good communists. There of course will be a few bad “wreckers” but if you behave you will get your chocolate ration.

  17. Urinthe Village October 1, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

    Correction: As much of a pain-in-the-ass as he became in his later years, MIKE Wallace was no match for CHRIS Wallace in terms of being doggedly partisan. It was clear as soon as Chris Wallace was named as moderator that Trump would have no choice but to come out fighting like a junkyard dog. What else can you do when the “debate” is two against one and the moderator is coaching the Demented One through his mental stalls half the time and filling in the DNC’s talking points the rest of the time.

    Why can’t they come up with someone who is not clearly in one candidate’s corner to moderate these entertainments? To balance out the first debate the next one should be moderated by Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh.

    But it is more likely that the Biden campaign will insist on the next one being run by his homegirl and widely respected intellectual, Cardi B.

  18. redrock October 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

    If the left can provoke a civil war they are going to be sorry when the quiet ones in this country lock and load. Many generations will pass before their heads rise again.

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  19. elysianfield October 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The UPI reports, this AM, that responsible leadership has arisen and FINALLY has become ready to address the solution to racial issues in America. It is about time that this issue is put to bed permanently;


    I think we can all say a silent prayer for what might become the final solution to racial strife in our country.

    How much money per unit of blackness will become an issue…who gets it…who don’t. I think that each person of color in this country should be compensated to the tune of a bazillion dollars, given a new car, and an ice pick to protect both the money and the car.

    Free at last…free at last! Thank God Almighty, free at last….

    • Sredni Vashtar October 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

      BIPOC and Non-BIPOC. We are the nons. The deplorables. The hairy White Morlocks. The Liberals are the Eloi. In other words, Lunch!

    • Vadrosaul October 1, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

      Real question is how long will it take before they squander their redistributed gains and are back to square uno?

    • elysianfield October 1, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

      “final solution to racial strife in our country”

      My apologies…I meant to say “the final solution to the racial question”….

      • Kim October 2, 2020 at 7:32 am #

        This is what the spellcheck produces, a lot of often funny mistakes.

        But it doesn’t leave me so confident about what will happen once AI is in charge.

    • Ishabaka October 2, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

      You know, how much money per unit of blackness can be a serious question. Although I look White as Wonderbread, my Ancestry DNA analysis shows 7% is from west central Africa, mostly Bantu. Technically, I am African-American. Where’s MY reparations I wanna know?

  20. SW October 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

    Its understandable that Trump is fed up and angry and correctly feels that the injustice over the fictitious Russiagate will be swept under the rug if Biden is elected. And it will be — Biden isn’t the only one with “memory” problems. James Comey just can’t remember anything important about it no matter how hard he tries. It’s amazing but no one told him anything — as far as he can remember.

    Trump should have realized never interrupting and using his full time to advantage would have served him best but that’s not his personality. He could have brought up Hunter Biden’s cash stream effectively but it turned on him when Biden went on a tirade about his dead son Beau who honorably served.

    Chris Wallace was pretty obviously pro-Biden but to give him credit he did ask him one very compelling question: did you ever pick up the phone and call the mayor of Portland or the governor of Oregon about the on-going riots? Biden slithered out of it by saying “he’s not in government now” but the question was pointedly about his moral authority as head of the Democratic party.

    We are in big trouble as a country (no surprise to anyone who can read) as both parties are preparing to accuse the other of voter fraud and not accept the outcome.

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  21. Sredni Vashtar October 1, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

    America was doomed once it accepted the doctrine of equality. Because since the races aren’t equal, there was never going to be equal results. Thus someone was to blame for that and it couldn’t be the BIPOCS (since they are equal or more than equal), it had to be the evil Whites or their system. In theory, Liberals aren’t against individual White but only the system. But that’s too abstract for the BIPOCS and truth be told, for the Liberals as well now. They want red reparations. Or at the very least, cancellation, rage, and ruin.

    Biden casually conflated equal opportunity and equity, or equal results. They all do. Equal opportunity is an old fashioned White thing. Even the Blacks are starting to admit that logic and diligence are White things. Yet somehow they still expect equal results? How’s that? Easy – via their White slaves.

    • Disaffected October 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm #

      I trust you’ve heard that Southern New Hampshire University commercial where the commencement speaker intones the line, “The world in which we live equally distributes talent but it doesn’t equally distribute opportunity…” I do a double-take every time I hear it. Can’t believe they let that line slip through on a commercial for an institution of “higher learning.” Or maybe the better question is, if talent is indeed distributed equally (it’s obviously not), then what exactly is that talent useful for and is an overpriced university education enhancing it in any way whatsoever?

      • Kim October 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

        Everybody is as musically talented Mozart. It’s just that not everybody gets the chance to demonstrate it.

        That has to be fixed somehow. Now where is whitey to fix it? Whiiiiteeeeey!

        • elysianfield October 1, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

          Fred Reed addresses the very issue you suggest…affirmative action hires and social justice. The piece is short, and worth reading;


          • So many liars October 2, 2020 at 10:30 am #

            Hah! That was a wonderful little essay! Here’s a taste for those who maybe scrolled past:

            “Saturday morning was sunny and bugs screaming and buzzing, at least in my part of West Virginia, and it was nice and cool. Bugs is pretty much like folk. The boy bugs holler or buzz or I don’t know what all so the girl bugs will love them and they can get laid, and then the boy bugs run off and leave the girl bugs with the eggs. You’d think the girl bugs would learn, but they never do. If you have a choice, it’s better to be a boy bug.

            Anyways, I was planning to go see Uncle Hant that makes skull break moonshine back in the woods so he could tell me how to make a living. Hant knows everything. A few years back, he sent the Poverty Office in Wheeling a letter that said he was a one-legged Injun princess named Sighing Cloud with black lung, and they started sending him money in trucks. Then they wrote him a letter saying did he have any children he didn’t know who was the daddy to, so they could send him more money. He told them he had thirteen and he didn’t have no idea where they came from but they all had Down’s Syndrome, whatever that is, and now he’s the richest man in McDowell County….”

      • BackRowHeckler October 1, 2020 at 8:23 pm #

        Disaffected, I think SNH is one of those internet colleges. Back in the day they advertised on the cover of matchbooks.

      • malthuss October 2, 2020 at 9:11 am #

        If talent is equal should not opportunity be equal?
        why the lack of chances?

    • malthuss October 2, 2020 at 9:15 am #

      No, USA was 90% White. It was 1965 that changed things.

      Could it be possible that we could learn some important lessons by looking back at how Americans lived 70 years ago?
      Of course there has never been any era in our history when everything has been perfect. But without a doubt, things are vastly different today than they were back in 1950…
      In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television.
      In 2020, a Netflix film entitled “Cuties” is so trashy and so disgusting that four states have sent a letter to Netflix asking for it to be removed because it is “fodder for those with criminal imaginations, serving to normalize the view that children are sexual beings.”
      In 1950, television networks would not even show husbands and wives in bed together.
      In 2020, “adult websites” get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.
      In 1950, people would greet one another as they walked down the street.
      In 2020, Americans are too enamored with their cellphones to be bothered with actual human contact.
      In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.
      In 2020, youffs are literally gunning down police officers in the streets.
      In 1950, people would make an effort to dress up and look nice when they would go out in public.
      In 2020, most of the population has become utter slobs and “People of Walmart” has become one of our most popular memes.
      In 1950, the typical woman got married for the first time at age 20 and the typical man got married for the first time at age 22.
      In 2020, the typical woman gets married for the first time at age 27 and the typical man gets married for the first time at age 29.
      In 1950, a lot of people would leave their homes and their vehicles unlocked because crime rates were so low.
      In 2020, many that live in urban areas are deathly afraid of all the civil unrest that has erupted, and gun sales have soared to all-time record highs.
      In 1950, Americans actually attempted to parent their children.
      In 2020, we pump our kids full of mind-altering drugs and we let our televisions and our video games raise our children.
      In 1950, Baltimore was one of the most beautiful and most prosperous cities on the entire planet.
      In 2020, Baltimore regularly makes headlines because of all the murders that are constantly occurring. Of course the exact same thing could be said about many of our other major cities.

      In 1950, 78 percent of all households in America contained a married couple.
      In 2020, that figure has fallen below 50 percent.
      In 1950, about 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried parents.
      In 2020, about 40 percent of all babies in the United States will be born to unmarried parents.
      In 1950, new churches were regularly being opened all over the United States.
      In 2020, it is being projected that 1 out of every 5 churches in the U.S. “could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months”, and the mayor of Lubbock, Texas just said that opening a new Planned Parenthood clinic is like starting a church.
      In 1950, we actually had high standards for our elected officials, and people actually did research on the candidates before they cast their votes.
      In 2020, more than 4,000 people in one county in New Hampshire voted for a “transsexual Satanic anarchist” in the Republican primary, and she is now the Republican nominee for sheriff in Cheshire County.

      In 1950, children would go outside and play when they got home from school.
      In 2020, our parks and our playgrounds are virtually empty and we have the highest childhood obesity rate in the industrialized world.
      In 1950, front porches were community gathering areas, and people would regularly have their neighbors over for dinner.
      In 2020, many of us don’t know our neighbors at all, and the average American watches more than five hours of television a day.
      In 1950, Americans used words such as “knucklehead”, “moxie” and “jalopy”.
      In 2020, new terms such as “nomophobia”, “peoplekind” and “social distancing” have been introduced into the English language.
      In 1950, the very first credit card was issued in the United States.
      In 2020, Americans owe more than 930 billion dollars on their credit cards.
      In 1950, one income could support an entire middle class household.
      In 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment, and more than half of all households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”.
      In 1950, the American people believed that the free market should govern the economy.
      In 2020, most Americans seem to believe that the government in Washington and the Federal Reserve must endlessly “manage” the economy.
      In 1950, “socialists” and “communists” were considered to be our greatest national enemies.
      In 2020, most of our politicians in Washington have eagerly embraced socialist and communist policy goals.
      In 1950, the U.S. Constitution was deeply loved and highly revered.
      In 2020, anyone that actually admits to being a “constitutionalist” is considered to be a potential domestic terrorist.
      In 1950, the United States loaned more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.
      In 2020, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.
      In 1950, the total U.S. national debt reached the 257 billion dollar mark for the first time in our history.
      In 2020, we added 864 billion dollars to the national debt in the month of June alone. In other words, we added over three times more to the national debt in that one month than the total amount of debt that had been accumulated from the founding of our nation all the way to 1950.
      In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives.
      In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, and it has been rising every single year since 2007.

      ***Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.***

      • Q. Shtik October 2, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

        In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television. – malth


        I don’t think the average household owned a TV in 1950. I know we didn’t have one. Nor did we have a car.

  22. Sredni Vashtar October 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm #


    Thirty seven year old Canadian Indian woman with seven kids drinks herself to death. Sickened by having to support these people, French Canadian nurses mock her. She gets back at them by turning on livestream facebook. Thus their lifeforce and hers were in combat. Both were correct to do what they did. Spiritual morality is for the living. The French Canadian people are among the dying, swamped by primitives. Some nun in a nunnery can be shocked that would be alright. The problem is that all the Quebecois have basically adopted the morality of a nun or priest – people who renounced life for Life or the Transcendent. How was that ever going to work out well?

    In an ideal world, nurses wouldn’t mock their dying patients. But equally, they wouldn’t be innundated by irresponsible primitives of other races. That is just too much to deal with. It’s hard enough having to deal with the irresponsible people within one’s own group. Add to that whole groups where irresponsible dominate and the system breaks down.

    • Iananna October 2, 2020 at 5:32 am #

      Have a gawk at Hogarth’s series, GIN LANE for the comparison of primitives.

  23. TheRadicalMiddle October 1, 2020 at 2:19 pm #

    Hello James,
    Been a fan/follower for many years. I haven’t read any comments here related to Slow Joe’s ‘reptilian’ eyes during the debate. Biden’s eyes are normally blue, however during the debate, the iris(s) were black. At first, I thought he was jacked-up on speed which would have dilated his eyes. However, as the debate went on, I noticed that his eyes ‘shined’ in the light like a contact lens reflected by a flashlight. There are ‘smart’ contact lenses that work similar to the ‘google-glasses’, wherein information can be received and seen. Then it occurred to me that in all of those days, prior to the debate, where he put an early lid on his campaign, he could have been ‘in training’ with his electronic devices. That made sense, from the standpoint of his rescinding his prior agreement to a pre-debate electronics check.
    Before HRC/FBI/CIA/NSA teamed-up, I was skeptical of most far fetched theories, but now…???

    • Night Owl October 1, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

      Whether he did or didn’t doesn’t really matter. Biden is falling apart, and he got steamrolled by Trump.

      This election will be decided by how successful the Uniparty is at rigging it.

      Another video surfaced today of ballots being harvested. This is really all that matters at this point.

      • BackRowHeckler October 1, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

        What happens if Biden succumbs to old age or some other malady BEFORE election night? Or even has a stroke, or heart attack? People have already cast their vote for Joe, by mail. Then what happens?

  24. wm5135 October 1, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

    “I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it.”
    Marshall McLuhan

    “Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation, violence is the natural recourse.”
    Marshall McLuhan

    “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.”
    Marshall McLuhan

    The American in Chief looked good, might even say he had an air of self restraint, until Uncle Joe interrupted him the first time. Went back to Revit(r) after that. A line from Peter Tosh is in order, “Don’t throw blows brother, if you can’t take blows”

    The Dems have hooked themselves up to an arsenic drip, question is will the dose be sufficient 11/3/2020.

    • Disaffected October 1, 2020 at 5:36 pm #

      “arsenic drip”

      Nice visual.

      Yes indeed, Old Creepy Joe is in a pickle. Maybe they’ll keep him preserved in a Mason jar afterward?

  25. tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 6:46 pm #

    Lindsey Graham is in trouble in South Carolina. Texas is still leaning Republican, but Arizona is too close to call. Iowa will be competitive.

    Republicans have 23 seats up, Dems 12. Can you imagine a Democratic Senate (and House) and Kamala Harris as president?

    Be afraid. Be very afraid. Biden is not done yet. Get everybody you can out to vote. Every cracker, every slacker, every brown and every blacker.

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  26. Q. Shtik October 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

    This is a test.

  27. tom clark October 1, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

    Let’s think ahead. Constitutionalists should keep an eye on Amendment 22. If Trump is re-elected, it’s dead meat. Already plotting and planning to keep the reign going ’til 2028.

  28. tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

    Hope Hicks has the virus. Trump is quarantining. What happens if he has it? Will he live? What about the campaign? The questions fire through the brain like lightning bolts.

    Coyote waits. Coyote always waits.

    • Night Owl October 2, 2020 at 4:50 am #

      Only to readers of the Daily Beast.

      Another prog. conspiracy in the making. It goes something like this: Trump will claim he has the Coroneau before claiming he was cured by HCQ.

      Why end this is supposed to achieve, other than covering for McMedia disinfo. about HCQ, no rational person can guess.

      Just another day in fantasy land.

  29. tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

    A staggering October surprise. Something for the conspiracy theorists. The Chink shrinks know the behavior of the American People and Trump himself. They finally take him out.

  30. tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 11:35 pm #

    No test results yet for Trump, when they have the quick ones?

    Pence vs. Biden?

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    • Iananna October 2, 2020 at 5:09 am #

      Surely more likely is Harris vs. Pence?
      There may have been local, nationalised outbreaks with Boris & Bolsonaro testing positive but tonight is the night that Schadenfreude envelops the world with Trump joining the madding crowd.

  31. tucsonspur October 1, 2020 at 11:49 pm #

    No, this is not mirabile dictu. It is Karma meeting machismo, payback to the thunder dolts and blockheads, the morons and the meat heads who may yet give us Harris as president.

    • Iananna October 2, 2020 at 5:10 am #

      The Greeks had words for this, the goddess Nemesis punishes those so in thrall to Hubris as to challenge the Fates.

      • tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 8:56 am #

        And now Trump is in Tyche’s hand.

  32. tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 1:22 am #

    Trump tests positive. You didn’t have to be a genius to see this coming. Death is now stalking the White House. Fate holds Trump, and thus the nation, in its hands.

  33. tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 1:26 am #

    And yes, I told you fucking so!!!

    • SoftStarLight October 2, 2020 at 2:50 am #

      So we have confirmed the glass isn’t half full? Sometimes it all just seems like a vortex of noise and distraction. Of course that’s all very intentional. Since you brought up conspiracy it is like there are various competing sets of noises and distractions. Corona itself has become a major flashpoint with its own noises and distractions. And then there are those who crave all of the election chaos too. For whatever reason it all made me think of this old favorite.


      • tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 4:19 am #

        Half full or half empty, it’s time for a refill. It’s a new, catchy tune to me.

        “If lust and hate is the candy, if blood and love tastes so sweet…”

        “Then we give ’em what they want”.

        Sinuous, lovely lines that one likes to dwell on. I wonder what’s behind the wall of beautiful bougainvillea. Maybe I could take one as a boutonniere or you could put one in your hair.

        • tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 4:39 am #

          I just refilled the glass.

  34. ohyesiam October 2, 2020 at 6:42 am #

    Corona corona,
    Where have you been so long?
    I’ve been worried about you babe,
    Won’t you please come home?

    Bob Dylan

  35. BackRowHeckler October 2, 2020 at 7:51 am #

    War between Armenia and Azerbaijan is hot, ceasefire didn’t last too long. Turkey has sent in F-16s to assist the Azeris, and remnants of ISIS are showing up to help their Muslim brethren.

    It looks like updated versions of the old Katusha rockets — so devastating to the Germans on the eastern front — are being deployed.

    Armenia is going to need some help, maybe from Greece or Russia? A French news source is reporting thousands of casualties. I know, I know, who cares, Trump was a meanie at the debates, and now has tested positive for Covid.


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    • tucsonspur October 2, 2020 at 9:08 am #

      You don’t care, Brh? Listen, you never know what will happen. Nancy Pelosi could be president until the inauguration of Biden, assuming Biden makes it.

      • BackRowHeckler October 2, 2020 at 10:29 am #

        Nah, I care, TS. Just trying to be flippant.

    • Kim October 2, 2020 at 9:30 am #

      Erdogan is a madman. The Turkish lira is toilet paper but he wants to fight wars simultaneously in the Aegean, Kurdistan and Azerbaijan.

      About the Katushas, I am reading the memoir of a Russian WW2 soldier. The Red army was not popular with the Cossacks at the the time and in one Crimean village the men and women would not allow them to enter. The commander did not want to shoot anyone but reported it to HQ. Shortly after, a couple of Katushas landed in the village and wiped it out with all of its inhabitants.

      The mighty State cares so much for its people.

      • BackRowHeckler October 2, 2020 at 10:36 am #

        Yeah Kim I was reading the Katusha took the Germans completely by surprise, that and the T-30 tank.

        Neither weapon had been deployed in the 1939 Soviet-Finnish war.


  36. Kim October 2, 2020 at 9:44 am #

    This soldier in the memoir is an old Stalinist who died only in 2001 but he tells a kind of funny story against himself.

    There is, you see, an old soldier, a hero of the Great Patriotic War, who is returning from a celebration decorated with all of his medals when he is set upon by a group of young street toughs.

    “Why are you attacking me?” the old man begs to know as they kick him.

    “Because if it wasn’t for your type, old Victor, we’d be drinking Bavarian beer!”

    I am not sure why I find this very Russian joke so relevant to what is happening to the West nowadays, but I do suspect it is.

  37. sprawlcapital October 2, 2020 at 9:54 am #

    The best possible outcome would be that it was a false positive test. This, unfortunately, seems unlikely, as the First Lady also tested positive.

    Second best would be that the president remains asymptomatic, which would illustrate that it is idiotic for the media to count every positive test as a “case” of covid. This, of course, would not be the only instance in which the MSM critters have behaved like idiots.

  38. wwg1wga October 2, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

    The New Republic path forward,

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