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So much chatter in the news media these days about who will be “Joe Biden’s” running mate in 2024 — not that there’s anything wrong with his current sidekick — but I’ve got half a mind to throw my own hat in the ring. That’d make two of us with half a mind and a shot at the so-far elusive ideal to govern least… and therefore govern best!

Alas, I lack the connections and the ground-game of a seasoned pol such as Liz Cheney, the current favorite, who dragged her esteemed old daddy, Dick Cheney (“George W. Bush’s brain”) up to Capitol Hill this week, for to schmooze up the Progressive caucus and raise morale among the walking dead. Where Dick Cheney treads, you know war can’t be far behind. That must be what America really needs to pep her up in these days of sagging poll numbers and inflating dollars. War, the ivermectin of politics!

But shall it be a foreign war or a civil war? Isn’t that the question? From the looks of things around “Joe Biden’s” White House, where a weird concrete fortification is being hoisted up on the north lawn as I write, it looks like they’re planning for action on the home front, perhaps a full-out assault by the lurking forces of white supremacy — painted savages in horned head-dresses screaming MAGA-MAGA-MAGA as they loot Dr. Jill’s walk-in closet.

The Attorney General, Mr. Garland, has been warning us about this Satanic host of backward-facing demons. They breed like botflies in the red state hills and hollers, swarm and buzz in the school board meetings, caress their AR-15s in prostrate worship of their Trump bobbleheads, scheming to deprive BIPOCs of their votes. They’d like to tie Democracy to the back bumper of a Ford Alpha F-150, drag it over seven miles of broken Southern Comfort bottles, and feed whatever’s left to the hogs. They must be stopped!

Except… what if they fail to materialize? Maybe a foreign war would play better on social media and The View. Our arch-enemy, Vlad Putin, election-meddler supreme, is fixing to invade Ukraine, we’re told. Obviously, that would interfere with “Joe Biden’s” plan to make Ukraine America’s fifty-first state. When Sec’y of State Tony Blinken mentioned that to Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister blew mineral water through his nose all over the conference table. Would a friendly little tussle over that sad-sack country lift America’s animal spirits… like, get the economy firing on all cylinders? Roust up all those work-force dropouts who disdain fine jobs waiting for them in the Amazon warehouses and the fry-lanes of Mickey-D? Put the brakes on all this fentanyl snorting…? All this porn-watching…? Turn around America’s long sickening slide into its own Hollywood fantasy of the zombie apocalypse?

Well, I must be frank: probably not. Probably only hasten America’s journey to the political pits of hell (and Ukraine’s to its special sub-hell). What would be our strategy in this war over Ukraine? Arm Ukraine with all the latest US gee-whiz fighting gear and let them have a go at the Russian army poised along the border of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts? That’ll work, I’m sure. Call it Operation Russian Roulette, only with a bullet in every chamber. You see, it is not a generally-accepted fact among world military professionals that Ukraine has — how you say? — a well-disciplined, experienced fighting force. I hope that does not offend.

If that doesn’t seem like a viable game-plan, do “Joe Biden,” Tony Blinken, and Lloyd Austin really suppose we would transport x-number of US troop divisions six thousand miles from Kansas to slug it out with those Russian divisions poised at the edge of their own homeland? Have a look at the world map and contemplate the logistical picture. Not so favorable for us, wouldn’t you agree? A long way to re-supply our boys, gals, and theys in uniform with fresh Kit-Kat bars.

Okay, say that dog don’t hunt, what else then? Default to our trusty old ICBMs, waiting patiently in their rusty silos lo these many decades for the chance to do their thing? That is, turn the world into an ashtray? I give you: Dr. Strangelove re-made as a documentary…. We are livin’ the dream, all right.

How’s this for an idea: just leave Ukraine alone. If Russia intends to dominate it, so what? For most of our lives Ukraine was a virtual province of Russia, so to speak, and it didn’t hurt us none. Ditto our grandparents and all the ranks of our ancestors. And now it’s a problem? Could it be possible that Ukraine is just none of our business (in the most literal way)?

Meanwhile the business of Covid-19 flares spectacularly in omicron drag — but not vary harmfully — around the world, presaging a welcome end to this contrived global emergency, and yet the member nations of the Western Civ club (including many also enlisted in NATO) drive deeper with their experiment in tyranny even as the end of Covid is in sight. Despite overwhelming proof that the mRNA vaccines don’t work, and actually induce much serious harm to people, Western Civ still strives insanely to vaxx-up every last citizen. The Supreme Court shot down “Joe Biden’s” vaxx mandate for businesses yesterday, and the “president” actually declared that companies should ignore the decision and compel employees to get vaxxed anyway.

If that is not something like peak insane, what is? At least, among the cohort in our land who are susceptible to that madness, which is actually not a majority of the people in this land. Hence, I have news for you: we are now at the turning point. Americans are rejecting blue insanity. We are fixing to drag that old blue dog to the doghouse, where it can cool out for two years before we put it down for good. And a couple more things: “Joe Biden” is done running for president, and Liz Cheney is done running for Congress, or anything else. Welcome back to reality. Let the sun shine in.


 

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  1. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    Bobby Jr. is expected in DC in a few days.

    • mike6972 January 14, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      In the present environment, anyone other than BLM or Antifa attempting a rally in DC will be met by mass arrests, indefinite detention, and perhaps even execution for “treason”. I will never venture anywhere near DC again. It’s occupied territory now.

      • Hardrock January 14, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        I do Rev War reenacting. A few years ago, a buddy was going to do a weekend event at Mount Vernon for a George Washington commemoration.

        He made the mistake of taking a route through DC and making a wrong turn or some silly minor traffic infraction. He was stopped by the police and you can imagine what happened when they found muskets, swords, black powder, etc, in the car. They spread all his stuff out in the rain. Didn’t matter that he had all the clothing accoutrements, etc to back up his story. He told them to call Mt. Vernon to confirm that he was registered for the event. They wouldn’t do it.

        He spent the night in jail while his wife and kid slept in the car. The judge that heard the case the next day told him to never come back to DC again and let him go.

        This guy was trying to do something to commemorate his country’s history and got treated like a terrorist. I fear that we’re all going to feel like strangers in a strange land soon.

        • debt January 14, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

          Horrifying. I live on the West Coast. I have no desire to ever visit DC or anywhere else on the East Coast for that matter. There are too many issues in California anyway. Cali works is okay if you’re not in the big cities.

        • GracieBentley January 16, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

          A bit clunky to say the least but our skill set and experience won the day. Poor ref with no regard to offside and he bottled it on the sin bin, red card all day long if it had been on sky

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      • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        The only people allowed to rally in DC are FBI entrapment squads.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        This proves that the tactics of the increasingly authoritarian Biden Regime are working in at least one respect:

        Suppressing the 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble to lawfully petition their government.

        In normal times I’d advocate a response of getting 1 Million MAGA’s to swarm into Washington to stage an enormous protest.

        But these are not normal times.

        It is clear that the Biden Regime and the Wokester Criminal Syndicate that props it up, have destroyed the political viability of the Democrat Party. We know. They know it.

        So now, they must find an extra-constitutional way of staying in power.

        The first stab at that was to sweep away the filibuster to clear the way for a series of federal laws to subvert our elections. But, amazingly, (thanks to Manchin and Sinema), that’s not going to happen.

        So now all that is left for the desperate Wokester Regime is to try to go full Abe Lincoln on America’s ass by provoking a second Civil War. TPTB behind Biden hope to goad MAGA’s into an act of sedition, rebellion, insurrection, domestic terrorism, etc. They plan to do this in the same manner that Lincoln did it to the South in 1861. By continuously poking the bear with a stick until you rile it and it attacks you.

        Lincoln accomplished this by dispatching an armed armada of naval vessels loaded with relief supplies to Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The strategy was as brilliant as it was devious. If the Confederate government stood idly by while a foreign fleet reinforced foreign troops unlawfully occupying a military fort in the middle of Charleston Harbor then the CSA’s claim of national sovereignty would be reduced to an international joke. After all, if you can’t eject the Yankee army from your own ports, we’ll, you ain’t much of a country, are you?

        On the other hand, if rhe Confederate government bombarded the fort prior to the fleet’s arrival in order to force it to surrender the facility to the Confedrate government, then Lincoln’s government would have their “casus belli” needed to rouse the Northern populace to support an unconstitutional invasion of the Southern States.

        Jefferson Davis’s government was placed into a “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” predicament.

        The Southern temperament being what it was in 1861, we fired on the damn fort and the rest is history.

        I predict that TPTB behind Biden will spend the rest of this year trying to maneuver the Republican Free State politicians and free floating MAGA Patriots into committing a similar casus belli. Failing that, they will settle on something that falls far short of that, but which can be “spun” as one by their MSM synchphants.

        This is wat they are trying to do with the January 6th frat party at the U.S. Capitol, but this is proving to be rather thin gruel, so they will continue to try to provoke something more substantial.

        For this reason alone, all Republicans, Trump supporters, 2A supporters, etc must play things as cool as a cucumber until we at least get control of Congress back again. Even then, we should tread cautiously and oppose these people in a calm, steely-eyed manner until the White House is cleansed of these scum in 2024.

        • Ron Anselmo January 16, 2022 at 12:41 am #

          Wiz – I love your stuff, but you’re off today.

          “In normal times I’d advocate a response of getting 1 Million MAGA’s to swarm into Washington to stage an enormous protest.” ~ Wiz

          LOL, then what?

          “For this reason alone, all Republicans, Trump supporters, 2A supporters, etc must play things as cool as a cucumber until we at least get control of Congress back again.” ~ Wiz

          LOL, then what?

          “Even then, we should tread cautiously and oppose these people in a calm, steely-eyed manner until the White House is cleansed of these scum in 2024.” ~ Wiz

          LOL, then what?

          If you’re suggesting the solutions are political my friend, dream on.

    • Bob12065 January 14, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

      to beyrl of oyl and ron anselmo…you are misspelling our gov’s name.

      it’s spelled Hochghoul

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        I wonder if she knows that everybody hates her.

        • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

          The problem with Dems is that if you get rid of one, you end up with someone even worse. Same in the UK with BoJo. He deserves to go, but his replacement will be a Grade A psychopath.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            There’s a choice of them too, Hereward – Javid, Zahawi, Hunt …

            I expect Sunak’s not as charming as he seems when push comes to shove either.

            My gut instinct is that Javid is the worst of all. Previously I though that was Hunt, but Javid is vile. I think he’s ex-Goldman-Sachs.

      • Uncle Bob January 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        It’s so wonderful having a former county clerk of a bankrupt county strutting around acting like she thinks she’s Catherine the Great ordering the cossacks to punish any peasant who doesn’t follow her every whim. At least Buffalo Kathy won’t get to fuck a horse — her fugly face would scare the poor creature to death, or st least permanent impotence. Shes Cuomo’s parting gift to New Yorkers: “You morons kicked me out of office for playing grabass? Fine. Your punishment is a moron who refuses to wear masks she commands everyone else to wear (including bureaucrats who work in closed sites and/or are on phone calls all day), and who thinks she’s gorgeous, but who’d scare Medusa. HAHAHAHAHA!!!”

        Sure would be nice if New York actually had a viable alternative party….

    • Sixtus V January 14, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

      * * *

      NO JABZ FOR JOE !!

      Calling on Rogan, Jones, Everybody !

      Let’s  ADOPT – A – NURSE  & PROVIDE FOR THEM IF THEY ARE FIRED !! We’re Going to Need Them !

      SAY NO TO JOE !! 

      BEST WAY TO EGG JOE !!

  2. NickelthroweR January 14, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    What we must do next is sue every company that mandated masks and vaccines into oblivion. It was and is illegal. The people that demanded these ridiculous measures are WAR CRIMINALS and must be treated as such.

    No exceptions – no mercy.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:09 am #

      Biden and Bernie are busy with plans to get everybody in the US in N-95 masks.

      The FDA says don’t used them on kids, but some schools are already doing so.

      The N95 masks are designed to protect the wearer from particles, and are not meant to be worn continuously.

      Such masks have been tried and enforced in the US military and in Germany, and did not work under field conditions.

      Something I missed, the NY governess b*tch from hell madwoman dictatress extended her insane mask mandate until February 1.

      Probably to get people used to the idea while Joe gets his slave masks ready.

      • Ron Anselmo January 14, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        Beryl – your words are too kind for Hochul.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:25 am #

          You are correct. Words don’t usually fail me, but there are no words.

      • NickelthroweR January 14, 2022 at 11:19 am #

        Ordering everyone to do something will backfire when entire regions simply refuse to obey. Then what is Brandon going to do? Is he going to fill his diapers on live television until we acquiesce? He could turn his tranny army loose on us but they’ll flip sides if we offer free anal bleaching to anyone that surrenders.

        • observex January 14, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          Correct. I had to go to a blue state and was the * only * person in a large store not wearing a mask.

          This did not cause the building to collapse.

          And no one said anything to me.

          Arguing is exhausting. Ignoring them is easy.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

          That’s a visual I could have done without.

          Ugh.

      • Prospero January 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Perhaps N95 masks would be more appealing to everyone, including our boys, gals, theys and thems in the military, if plenty of Nancy Pelosi-style decorative patterns were available.

      • ThorsHammer January 14, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        Beryl

        Stop whining! Your Leader is doing you a favor if you are a true revolutionary. By hiding your identity and masking your intentions you can blend into the herd with less chance of detection. Do you think the chap with a buffalo cape and horns would have stood out and been ushered into the White Man’s House by the security guards if he had been properly masked? That would have been a waste of good planned TV footage.

        It is a simple matter to clip the seams on a a K95 mask and render it perfectly wearable while producing no effect upon its efficacy against the nano- particle virus. (Zero equals O)

        If we move on to the next stage of requiring rubber seal full face twin filter masks that is a great opportunity for future profit. A small line leading from a waist belt mounted tank and regulator. Filled with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or the street drug of your choice to feed your mood.

    • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      Agree. If these people are just allowed to back away slowly from the crime and keep everything, then it will happen again, only worse, next time.

      • hortonz January 14, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Of course they can always take more drastic measures and tax the unvaccinated like the loonies over in Quebec.

      • ThorsHammer January 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        Been watching a lot of classic Westerns lately. ( Mainly because I’m missing camping in the Utah desert)

        It does seem that back in the cowboy days there was a lot less whining and a lot more justice.

        • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

          That’s because most of the Justice was doled out by the locals.

          Matt Dillon, granted, was a federal marshal in “Gunsmoke,” but his kind were few and far between in the real Old West of the 1800’s.

          Local lawmen and vigilance committees did most of the heavy lifting in those days and they didn’t fuck around.

    • lastman January 14, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Just ignore them. The results will be faster.

      Eliminate any monetary support for any of these companies.

      Their day is coming. Be patient.

      In the meantime, support like minded people in your community and starve those who luv der gubmint cheese, funds, etc.

      • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        do not comply

        • JTinMD January 14, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          Or just ignore them. Ignorance is bliss. Follow your bliss.

          • beantownbill. January 14, 2022 at 11:49 am #

            The full statement is “when ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise”.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        That’s right. America has turned against Wokism. It might not be totally clear yet, but I believe a majority now sees these people for the dangerous ass-clowns that they are.

        Therefore, expect the Woke to soon go broke, as more and more Americans refuse to do business with companies run by PC idiots.

    • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      The idea has merit, finding a legit court is another matter.

    • ianw January 14, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

      What we must do next is sue every company that mandated masks and vaccines into oblivion. It was and is illegal. The people that demanded these ridiculous measures are WAR CRIMINALS and must be treated as such.

      Do you have the same passion against the thousands of companies that demand abstinence (even outside work hours) from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco? I’ve not seen it.

      And while you might not like company mandates on masks and vaccines, they are not “war criminals” … it is hyperbole that doesn’t help the discussion much.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        You’re right. They are not war criminals.

        They are worse than that.

        They are traitors with genocidal hearts.

        They should get everything that they have coming to them, and I mean that in a most severe way.

    • ThorsHammer January 16, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      NickelthroweR

      “What we must do next is sue every company that mandated masks and vaccines into oblivion”

      What planet are you living on? In the USA you get the best justice money will buy. Add up the capital assets of all the companies that mandated muzzles and gene modification and of all the companies that just didn’t give a s+++ and rubbed their hands in glee with every new murder. Now add up the resources of all the “we” who care enough to try to pursue the illusion of justice in the courts.

      Need I state the obvious winner?

      (The average dog catcher exhibits more intelligence than Sotomayer, Obama’s “wise Latina” appointment to the highest court in the land—.)

      • ianw January 16, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

        Add up the capital assets of all the companies that mandated muzzles and gene modification

        As one virologist quipped, “Those who believe that the mRNA vaccines modify their DNA should welcome the opportunity.”

  3. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    A Large Anti-Vaccine-Mandate March Is Planned for DC on January 23
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will speak at the January 23 event on the Mall.

    https://www.washingtonian.com/2022/01/13/january-23-anti-vaccine-mandate-march-dc/

    • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Won’t this just be another killbox for conservatives like J6?

      • Ron Anselmo January 14, 2022 at 10:23 am #

        TCL – yes, exactly. Also, another march, another protest – absolutely nothing will happen. Nothing. A friend asked if I was going. LOL

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:28 am #

        If they kill too many high-profile people like Joe Rogan and Bobby Jr., people will start to notice somethings up.

        I think they will have plenty of their own security, something the J6 marchers did not have.

      • lastman January 14, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        One of the golden rules right now.

        Stay away from crowds.

        • benr January 14, 2022 at 11:01 am #

          That has been one of my golden rules for the last thirty years!

          • rhys12 January 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

            Tried finding N95’s lately? I found a few in a Home Depot, which have valves (which they also don’t want you to wear under the illogical argument that it only protects you, not others. But if YOU don’t get covid you can’t infect OTHERS!!! ).

            Even if you wear them for a full week, they are going to be very expensive over time. And they are supposed to be single use.

            The first year of the pandemic I wore a P100 respirator (better than N95) which also had a valved exhaust – never got covid so I never infected anyone else. Changed the two pink filters once a month. Got funny looks, though.

            In later 2021 I just wore cheap paper masks that look like surgeons masks. They leak so much air around the edges that they don’t do anything. But no one questions them. Most of the people at the hospital are wearing the same type, usually under their noses!

        • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 11:08 am #

          It has, in my opinion, all the markings of a setup.

          Habeus Corpus left town Jan 6th last year.

          That’s just for starters.

          Security? Security from any of the 3-letter agencies would be the first order of business.

          Who is left? Realistically the Marshals Service might have a place, but the best they could do was move a number of the Jan 6 detainees to somewhat better confinement conditions.

          At this point DC has all manner of restriction in place. Liberty, whatever was left, caught the last train along with Habeus Corpus. Arrest them all, throw them into internment camps somewhere, removing a potentially number of unwashed, deplorable, anti-mandate, non mask-wearing troublemakers.

          Then leave them there to rot. The precedent has been set.

          Always keep in mind these people never stop.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:23 am #

            I’m thinking they know the optics of any harm coming to the son of a slain senator and nephew of a slain president, or his followers, will not play well around the world, so they settled for a new barricade that will give dunderheads watching the nightly news the impression the government was threatened by anti-vaxxers.

            Is Joe ever even in the White House anymore? Is that set they built for him within they area the wall will encompass?

          • beantownbill. January 14, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            Well said. What’s happening with the detainees is something out of North Korea’s playbook. The America I grew up in has ceased to exist. For anyone not aware, we are in the midst of TEOTWAWKI.

          • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            Beryl–They are using the sound stage and 3/4 size White House replica Tyler Perry built on his property in Georgia.

          • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            I can’t believe they got a permit!

            But it is guaranteed they have one.

            Think of the list of speakers! Kennedy, Malone, probably Dr. McCullough etc.

            Hope it will be live-streamed on the Children’s Health Defense website.

            I couldn’t afford to go there from LA plus I don’t do well in cold weather.

            Ft. Lauderdale might have been a better choice for location.

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

            What’s happening with the detainees is something out of North Korea’s playbook. The America I grew up in has ceased to exist.

            I have no sympathy for the rioters / insurrectionists / violent meat-heads playing weekend warrior – they tried to physically prevent the certification of the president-elect.

            The America you grew up in didn’t have losing presidents who refused to concede, and refused to give a decent unifying concession speech – and instead incited a riot and then refused to defuse it.

            But I agree – long-term detention-without-trial of those arrested is appalling, and seemingly unnecessary.

          • spaingaroo January 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

            count on ianw to make one nauseous

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 14, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            Tekapo – they tried to physically prevent the certification of the president-elect.

            By doing what…strolling through the Capitol after being let in by the very police officers who later claimed to be overwhelmed? Not harming anyone, getting into desk chairs of “leaders” and taking selfies and then leaving (because there was never a plan to actually “do something” that day, except for the MS media)?

            Insurrections generally involve insurrectionists, doing things that insurrectionists do, like taking hostages or killing those in power (or even threatening to). This involved invented cartoon characters and tourists walking through a building while likely two beers in, and you know it.

            It was not an insurrection, it was a tv show. And no one actually tried to make it an insurrection. If people wanted to do that here, they would do it. But they didn’t, so MSNBC and CNN have had to pretend for a year now that it happened, because that was the story laid out before it happened.

            Sack up and quit crying.

            Sorry for the ad hom, but it’s getting old. You tend to suck.

          • Anthea January 15, 2022 at 10:29 am #

            @ MrMango:

            Ian is kind of like those fact-checkers on Facebook. He’ll be sure to let us know that everybody who’s anybody agrees that the moon is Stilton–and to deny that she is Dutch is obviously racist.

        • Paul January 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          “Stay away from crowds”, is good advice, 24/7/365.

          So is: “Don’t HOO de Ya-hoo!”

          And so is: “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it!”

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            Don’t eat yellow snow.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            Or piss into the wind.

            Though that seems to be a part of life, metaphorically, at least…

    • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      Horrible thought, but one could image RFK and other speakers locked up like the J6 crowd. Can’t they all just do a zoom meeting?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        The late RFK still has a sizable cultist following. I don’t know if they want to get those people stirred up.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          I don’t think it matters to them. They will stop at nothing. Removing threats is part of what they do. If they pause, they are done. There is really no way out for them other than destroying the opposition.

          I think they believe it is not a two-way street of any significant size. So far, they have been correct. Success breeds success, as some old saying goes. These people have been at it for generations.

      • Islander January 15, 2022 at 9:23 am #

        I wish they had chosen a different location. That would have been a good protest against the draconian measures installed in DC—for the very purpose of aborting this demo, I reckon.

        However, I expect they will stay FAR AWAY from the WH and the Capitol—on the Mall. Like MLK.
        In front of the Lincoln Memorial.
        If the goons tried to stop them there the optics would be pretty bad. As for the danger or FBI provocateurs, I hope the demo organizers have plenty of private security to scope out, call out, and document any agents. I can, actually, actually, imagine a scenario of dueling security: who is the FBI and who is “real” security?

        I was seriously thinking about attending, but only if I went with someone else—not on my own. I don’t know anyone to go with.

        I don’t like the idea of not being able to get anything to eat or drink or use a bathroom.

    • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

      Is Trump condoning it? If so, watch out. Anyone who gets arrested can expect zero help from him.

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 12:16 am #

      A Large Anti-Vaccine-Mandate March Is Planned for DC on January 23

      Wouldn’t it be more strategic to hold these things in nice Spring weather? Just asking. I’ve only been in DC once in January – it wasn’t pretty.

      • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 5:43 am #

        Obvously. Because if you want to stop mandates, the best way to do it is wait 3 months till more mandates are in place.

        You’re not ‘just asking’. You’re just wasting space and people’s time.

        Troll Handbook, page 1.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 15, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      Oh Boy, here we go.

      It will be interesting to see how many agent provocateurs get sent in by Antifa, BLM, and the feds.

      Of course, trying to paint Robert Kennedy, Jr. as a MAGA hat wearing seditionists wannabe will be a genuinely heavy lift to achieve, but that won’t stop the bastards from trying.

      I hope they manage to have a peaceful, well controlled, protest rally without “incidents.”

      If even one controversial incident occurs expect the Biden regime to pivot on a dime to smear all anti-COVID vaccine Americans as an army of Benedict Arnolds.

  4. Walter B January 14, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    I don’t know about the sun shining in anymore Jim. It doesn’t shine much around here anymore. As far as an army attacking Dopey Joe in his White Crack House, I agree that real people would never consider such a fool’s move, but I am sure that if those in charge of the money printing hand out enough to a bunch of play for pays Wokesters, they would be quick to don Trump hats and charge in front of the cameras, just as they did on the 6th of January last year. Remember, anything that appears on a magic screen is science to those that worship at that alter.

    In a land where dotard kings do whatever those behind the curtain make them do and piss all over the rule book and all over those that they rule, well it never ends well. Nothing is going to stop these assholes and yesterday’s response to the Black Dresses was all the proof you need.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Isn’t it exceedingly strange, how the plaintiffs never once mentioned the undeniable fact that these shots in question are not “vaccines” that can keep anyone safe from getting sick, nor did they mention the horrifying number of adverse reactions? The experimental nature of the technology wasn’t even an issue.

      So the Supreme Court rules that some Americans can be forced to take an iffy medical treatment, because a government agency said so.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:20 am #

        It may simply be a case of surface-level thinking.

        I think the past two years of lunacy have revealed that’s the typical depth of thought in the US.

      • Walter B January 14, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        It is clearly a population reduction/replacement event. Those damn dirty and dangerous white people are pretty close to realizing how hard they are being screwed by the greedy bastards at the top and must be neutralized if bastards like Besos, Gates, and Zuckerberg are to remain safe in their castles. Check out George Carlin’s last gig should you doubt that.

        How to implement such a plan? A slow death shot that kills off people slowly over time by a number of bodily failures would be the perfect tool with a built-in excuse for the ever-increasing death toll would be an easy sell to many of the rule following whiteys as we saw. How many border jumpers and other non-white drag-ins were allowed to go without the creeping crud shots? Seem strange to you? Not if you consider the need for replacements once the injections do their job.

        To me at least it seems like angry white people, especially armed white people who require education, incomes, and more stuff than they could ever hope to play with are a lot more costly and difficult to maintain control over once resources become less plentiful. The move to ethnic replacements by those poor primitives who only need a couple of cheap meals a day and someplace to flop at night out of the weather are a much safer herd of servants to keep around.

        • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          Watch the Corona-Ausschuss (in English) segments with Dr. Yeadon and Dr. Merritt from last week. They discuss the pattern in the timing of the releases in detail.

          There is now hard evidence that Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J worked together and traded off the release of dangerous batches in waves, in order to hide the injuries and deaths from the public.

          Pretty compelling stuff.

        • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:29 am #

          Walter, you make a good point. It certainly looks like that’s the plan. But their plan also depends upon energy and technology to keep the entire matrix running. If they indiscriminately start killing off high-functioning engineers, architects, scientists, etc…this kills their productivity base. A good example is the nuclear energy industry. It is hanging on by a thread, run almost exclusively by older white guys with irreplaceable knowledge. The younger crowd with their gender study degrees are not replacing them. Just whack away at your intelligentsia through vaxx mandates, inoculations and affirmative action replacements and they will be more or less gone. Who will develop K Schwab’s magic carpets? If your goal is to destroy western civilization, you may find that goose stops laying the golden eggs that made you a lottery winner in the first place.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            FWIW, the Market Ticker guy has discussed some of the various ‘conspiracy theories’ around covid.

            Stop The Crazy*

            https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=244816

          • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Well will still be the good and loyal Whites, at least until the spikes get them. And there’s the Indians and the East Asians. Or at least the Chinese who have a different type of vax.

            The future is Chinese. Yeah, I’m not sure these guys though it through as well as they think they did. Because why would the Chinese tolerate these people having much power in their new World?

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          Yes, the fulfillment of the Kalergi Plan.

        • ianw January 15, 2022 at 1:41 am #

          It is clearly a population reduction / replacement event.

          It is not. Please calm down and take your meds.

          There is no depopulation event occurring, and all that stuff emanating like methane from a cow is just the Anschluss frat-boy hyper-ventilating again.

          There are crises occurring in capitalism – in the hyper-complex, hyper-technical, hyper-competitive world that is getting very close to hitting resource limits. Read some JHK.

          It’s a clusterfuck of course – governments are finding it increasingly difficult to govern and to get re-elected. But please don’t bother invoking the Davos Dandies and the Gates / Soros / Zuck conspiracy meme – it’s getting really old and boring.

          Just understand that Late Capitalism is what it is – a remarkable century that might be meeting it denouement. But that’s all it is.

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 5:53 am #

            “But please don’t bother invoking the Davos Dandies and the Gates / Soros / Zuck conspiracy meme – it’s getting really old and boring.”

            You’re getting visibly desperate, troll. Isn’t there a ‘Troubleshooting’ chapter in your Handbook?

            As I write, the UK is the subject of two referrals to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for genocide/crimes against humanity.

            Concurrently, a criminal investigation is in progress into the UK’s vaccination programme, plus a civil action against the MHRA and the GMC for Gross Negligence Manslaughter.

            I’m not aware of the ‘frat boy’ having anything to do with any of them.

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 5:55 am #

            BTW I don’t think one generally ‘meets’ a denouement.

      • Bill of Rights January 14, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Nor did the court discuss where the U.S. Constitution stands on these assumed powers of the federal government. They only looked for acts of congress which might have given OSHA such powers. Fortunately they didn’t find any such laws empowering OSHA to force vaccines.

        To put a clear end to this confusion, the court needs to state that the constitution does not empower the federal government to force any medication of any kind into the bodies of the people. Period. Full stop.

        Justice Alito’s dissent in the Healthcare worker vaccine mandate mostly rested upon the phoniness of the government claim that they skipped the public review and comment period due to the urgency of the matter. Alito’s argument is too weak because he almost acknowledges the claim of the government’s authority to mandate vaccines so long as it is done in a timely fashion. He should have simply said that the vaccine mandate is not supported anywhere in the constitution. Finito.

        Another weak and dangerous argument against the government would be to show the vaccines don’t stop infection and transmission. Although that makes practical sense today, they could come back tomorrow with a vaccine that really does stop the infection and transmission and rightfully force all of us to take it.

        The day will come when the SOMA pill is mandated so we are always happy and harmless to our fellow citizens.

      • ianw January 15, 2022 at 12:52 am #

        Isn’t it exceedingly strange, how the plaintiffs never once mentioned the undeniable fact that these shots in question are not “vaccines” that can keep anyone safe from getting sick …

        The trial-lawyer mind can be a strange thing, but I agree – most of the arguments were constitutional ones about the reach of the Department into private companies. It could have been about yellow socks, I guess.

        It wasn’t an argument about the efficacy of the vaccine.

      • Justin January 15, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        It looks like some smart folks in Ohio found a very vulnerable Achilles heel to attack with lawsuits, and win. The entire “emergency” ruse is easy to prove false and non-existent, and since it supports almost everything else being done illegally, it is a very successful legal argument. In Ohio, so far, anyway
        Basically the EUA and any mandates based on a non-existent “emergency” fall apart. It looks like a much more direct and fundamental attack than wasting time with procedural arguments.
        Lots of good case info and documents on their web site.
        https://makeamericansfreeagain.com/ohio-landmark-lawsuit/

    • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

      I thought “Joe Biden” swore an oath “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic”?

      Aren’t The Supremes part of that document?

      Yet he publicly states that we should “ignore” their decision?

      Doesn’t this make him an enemy of “democracy”?

      • debt January 14, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        Joe Biden is an Enema of the State.

      • ianw January 15, 2022 at 3:30 am #

        Yet he publicly states that we should “ignore” their decision? Doesn’t this make him an enemy of “democracy”?

        No – the three branches of government are separate and equal – legislature, judiciary, and executive. It doesn’t mean that any one of them has to kowtow to any of the other two.

        The Supreme Court could rule that every first-born son has to be slaughtered – the legislature and the executive could say, “Fine, you’ve made your decision, now you enforce it”.

        How it works.

        • benr January 15, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          The Supremes look at laws and decide whether they are legal and Constitutional.
          They do not enforce anything and Joe Boden saying they should be ignored shows just what a power-hungry little turd Joe Biden is.

  5. par4 January 14, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Is Dick Cheney now a ‘Progressive Fascist’?

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      it would be he smoothest of smooth transitions for him wouldn’t it

    • lastman January 14, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      People need to shit can the right/left thing.

      They are all on the same team and we ain’t on it.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        Been watching Carlin re-runs?

        • Walter B January 14, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Why not!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-o_XCDTyB4

          I wasn’t long after this one that he was heart-attacked,. Smart move, but too late. The message got out!

          • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            Likely the technique wasn’t quite far enough along, or they wrote him off too early, then realized he had a platform and some people were listening.

        • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          George Carlin called it:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILQepXUhJ98

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        You are half right.

        Dem vs. GOP is passé.

        It is Deep State versus the people now.

        The people being folks that believe in individual rights and responsibility

        As opposed to dependency in a socialistic state.

        • lastman January 14, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

          I don’t want anything from them, I don’t need them, any of them.

          Brothers and Sisters, I just want them to leave me tf alone.

          Us people better get our asses in gear because their coming for us.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 1:00 am #

            I don’t want anything from them, I don’t need them, any of them.

            Do you drive a safe car? Do you drive on decent roads? Do you expect your flight not to crash, and for there to be an airport at the other end? Do you expect your schools to be functional? Public hospitals? Do you expect your water to be clean and your food to be what it claims to be?

            Do you expect contract law to work, and your right to your private property to be sacrosanct?

            Libertarians are in a strange space.

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 10:55 am #

            Are you for real?

            Keep worshipping at the altar of state ian. Fuck them.

            It will suffice to say that all of what you listed could be dealt with in the private sector by smart, honest people like myself.

            I’ll answer to God, no one else.

            In the mean time, I’ll take care of my family, my friends, my community, my local businesses and myself.

            It can be done.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

            It will suffice to say that all of what you listed could be dealt with in the private sector by smart, honest people like myself.

            Problem is there is a majority who are neither smart nor honest – there is much greed, corruption, incompetence, uncontrolled power, and even sociopaths.

            Even running a hippie commune of fifty people will have all these issues arise eventually.

            And if you bring the profit motive into a wide range of things that are not designed to make a profit – then they are done very badly, are very expensive, or become just the preserve of the rich.

            The rise of the social welfare state – coupled with economic growth through a properly regulated private sector – has been a huge achievement since WWII – it has improved the lives of millions and millions.

            America is an extreme example of naked capitalism – it’s been turned into THE major religion of that country, and its ideological reach is demonstrated on here every day.

            There is much about the state that I dislike too – the massive growth in bureaucracies, their inertia, their lack of responsiveness to real issues, the propensity to send young working-class men and women to die in rich-man wars, their unabashed suppression of working-class solidarity, and a lot else I could mention.

            But on balance, the benefits of having a state infrastructure far outweighs the downside – your community and small businesses wouldn’t last a month without the support structures around them – many you may not even recognise and acknowledge.

            Despite its superficial attractiveness, libertarianism is a philosophy for five-year-olds.

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

            All that shit will be burnt to the ground…the fire has been lit.

            Move to a better place and forget this disfunctional system ian…where ever you live. It can be done.

            “Free your mind and your ass will follow.”

          • ianw January 16, 2022 at 5:27 am #

            Move to a better place and forget this dysfunctional system ian…where ever you live. It can be done.

            I’m nearly 70 – if I were nearly 40 or 50 I might think about it seriously. Fortunately we have FOUR bug-out locations on the remote or semi-rural coast where we can go if the shit really hits the fan in the big cities.

            We might not live hugely longer, but we would do so in nice beach locations where there are fish to catch.

            But really – I’m a gradualist – I don’t think there’s much drama in store before 2050 – maybe 2040 at the earliest.

          • lastman January 16, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

            I’d already be at that fishing spot on the beach. I’m a decade younger than you and have been at my bol for nearly 20 years…improving it weekly. I am living a great life and will continue to do so…until it is not.

            The drama has already started. They are killing people, trying to kill/enslave us, sterilize our children, starve millions around the world, denying people the basics, etc.

            Then the other night at a friends, I found out from another quest that 2 family members had died recently. One 90, stage 4 cancer and one half that age due to a just plain chronic life of poor health. Both had tested positive for covid, but the writing was already on the wall for both.

            The hospital asked if it would be ok to list their death as covid19, in return, they would pay for their funerals.

            Just when you think humanity has no further to fall.

          • ianw January 16, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            The hospital asked if it would be ok to list their death as covid19, in return, they would pay for their funerals.

            Isn’t this precisely the problem with most libertarianism?

            A charming but ultimately delusional belief that the “private sector” can do stuff better than the state? That all human endeavours are motivated by the pursuit of profit?

            JHK has talked frequently about the medical racket, the agriculture racket, the legal racket, the education racket, the financial racket, the insurance racket … and so on.

            Most of these rackets are the result of greed, the accumulation of power by ever-larger corporations, the relative powerlessness of those who need these things, and weak oversight from a compliant state.

            Good luck with your BOL – sounds attractive. I have few illusions that I can survive a genuine societal breakdown, but I do enjoy fishing (saltwater).

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Fascism is neither left nor right, but on a different line entirely. They don’t teach Fascist theory (even at the University level) because they know how much sense it makes.

      • rhys12 January 14, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        Mussolini said a better name than fascism would be corporatism. Which party is NOT in bed with the mega-corporations and using them to enforce unconstitutional mandates? NEITHER ONE!

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

          Mussolini wanted Government to control the corporations, be the head of one corporate body. What we have in contrast, are the corporations controlling Government, both parties. This is Plutocracy.

          Thus they are opposites.

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 10:56 am #

            Yeah…that has worked out really well. 😉

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 4:14 am #

      Does he have any hunting buddies left?

  6. a kullervo January 14, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    So, the tragic farce is seemingly over? (Inoculation target acquired? Perhaps…)

    But wait a minute – hold TPTB’s beer… the next psyop is just around the corner.

    I place my bet on a “hostile takeover” by Artificial Intelligence (all in all, just a variation on the virus theme, a cybernetic one this time.)

    • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      Being exterminated by Skynet sounds far more pleasant than the future the WEF and Chicoms have planned for us.

      • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        That IS the future they seem to have planned

    • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      Speaking of this, I see where Kiev had a huge internet hack/meltdown that is being blamed on Putin. (Probably CIA Nuland inside job).

      And now US intelligence is saying they believe Russia is planning a “false flag” attack on themselves so they can claim Ukraine fired first and Russia’s take-over of Ukraine would be in self-defense.

      If true, the Russians must have gotten the “false flag” playbook from Langley. They are the pros of false flag operations.

      Start with Operation Northwoods.

  7. MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Only James H. can deliver the stark reality of the shitshow, but manage to make things hopeful still. Well done, James, and thank you.

    People are definitely sick of the blue scourge and the Jo Jo Magoo fake administration. Seriously, it’s been conducted on a soundstage almost since day 1. Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.

    Now they send in the Cheneys to fix it? Seems like a perfect denouement to the 9/11 fiasco; 20+ years of an ongoing false flag, culminating in the collapse of the US, engineered by Cheney & Co. (brought to you by PNAC).

    What else is Jo Jo’s proclamation to US businesses to ignore the law of the land, other than outright tyranny? The dummy is behaving like a dictator. He needs to go.

    • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      “Now they send in the Cheneys to fix it?”

      Hard to imagine a more cruel joke. But it kind of shows these guys have no new ideas, and not really any young fresh blood to replace them. I call them the collapse party, not anything that represents the future.

      • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        You should see the Republican’s playbook for the midterms. Complete boring typical milquetoast pablum. “Lower taxes, fix inflation blah, blah, blah”.

        Not a word about the mandates, federal corruption being rooted out at Justice. Nothing.

        McCarthy must be compromised.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      “Now they send in the Cheneys to fix it?”

      That’s what this country needs, a connection to those magical Camelot years of the Dubya administration. The Dumbocraps sure do love Dubya these days – maybe because of his schoolboy crush on Big Mike. Maybe because they have no principles, or memory.

    • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      When it’s down to a handful of second-rate politicians like Dan Quayle (!), Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney as the only thing standing between the quasi-democracy we have today and a wholesale rejection of all remaining American democratic (small “d) institutions, well you know this country is in serious trouble.

      Dan Quayle? Seriously? It took a chat with the intellectual powerhouse *Dan Quayle* to finally convince Mike Pence not to overturn the will of 81 million American voters in 2020?

      Yikes. One has to scrape pretty far down to the bottom of the barrel to dredge up any “profiles of courage” left in the Republican Party these days. The Democratic Party ain’t a heckuva lot better, but at least they aren’t working 24/7 to turn this country into a one-party autocracy led by man-child with the charming maturity of a fourth-grader.

      • spaingaroo January 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

        do you really think we believe you are real? You have to try a little harder. You are just a caricature. no one falls for this
        hello brigade 77

        • ianw January 15, 2022 at 4:20 am #

          Still plugging away with the same old shtick – and guess what, I reckon there isn’t one in a hundred here who has the slightest ide what the “Brigade 77” meme might mean.

          Do try harder.

          • benr January 15, 2022 at 10:56 am #

            A simple search reveals Brigade 77 are sock puppets of the British Army.
            You know sock puppets just like you little filthy troll.

        • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 15, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

          Don’t worry. JHK will cancel me from having access to this dialog within a week or two. I realize most of the crowd here is not used to having their group consensus challenged. Sorry to be the party-pooper. Don’t worry, I’ll get banished to the ethersphere soon.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

        ” at least they aren’t working 24/7 to turn this country into a one-party autocracy”

        Hahahahahaha!

        What the hell do you think the covid19 totalitarianism is?

        The complete removal of our rights.

        Do you live with your head in the sand?

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 4:17 am #

      People are definitely sick of the blue scourge and the Jo Jo Magoo fake administration.

      Which people would these be? Millions more people voted for Joe Biden – and BTW – also returned a Democrat House and Senate.

      You speak only for a minority of the minority. Most sensible Americans don’t agree with you, I reckon.

      • benr January 15, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        You speak of things you don’t understand nor have a clue about.
        Buyer’s remorse is strong with Joe Biden.
        He has a 33% approval rating which at this stage of the game is about the worst approval rating one could have.

        https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2022/01/15/biden-promised-unify-us-low-approval-rating-show-dislike/9197903002/

        Most voters hate Joe Biden and by proxy the insane asylum Democrat platform.

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/other/grocery-store-shortages-are-back-here-s-how-long-they-might-last-this-time/ar-AASNoef?ocid=msedgntp

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/domino-s-ceo-says-food-costs-are-soaring/ar-AASMzN9?ocid=msedgntp

        The above two things will raise the misery index and usher in the absolute shellacking of any Democrat and it all falls in Joe Bidens frail and inept self.

        You supported this asshole.

        • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          The election was rigged. Americans voted overwhelmingly for Trump.
          The only ones who voted for Biden were those whose brains were so riddled with TDS that they thought a senile old hair-sniffing child-molesting grifter was better.
          People like Ian.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            Republicans can’t accept the result of any election they lose.

            A sheepdog would have beaten Trump in November 2020 – he was much disliked, and not fit for the position.

            He even gives real estate moguls a bad name.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            Yes. People like ianw love themselves the pedo hair-sniffer.

        • ianw January 16, 2022 at 2:10 am #

          The above two things will raise the misery index and usher in the absolute shellacking of any Democrat and it all falls in Joe Biden’s frail and inept self.

          You supported this asshole.

          No – I have said a dozen times at least that I think Joe Biden was the worst long-term candidate that the Dems could have selected … I think he’s a doddering old man suited to the 1990s.

          But he’s a thousand times better than the corrupt, lazy, incompetent Trump ever was – but that’s not the point. The Dems went for him because he looked a “safe bet” to beat the Orange Monster.

          He did that – but they needed someone to take the party skyward for at least eight years … they’re only going to get two out of Uncle Joe at best. Kamala Harris is unelectable. Bad tactics.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

        Jo Jo Magoo has about a 22% approval rating and a full load in his Depends, last I heard.

        • ianw January 16, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

          It’s about 35% – but still not that flash. I think the Dems are heading for a beating in the Midterms, in both houses.

          President Biden would do well to tacitly declare that he’s there for only one term. Kamala Harris as his successor might not work though. Road-test some new blood.

          I just hope they don’t revert to ridiculousness – dragging out old war-horses from a bygone era – Hillary etc.

  8. thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Gee-whiz US fighting gear?

    I thought we left all of it behind in Afghanistan.

    • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Our Gee-whiz fighting gear (and our jihadis) went to Kazakstan a while back, to try a hostile takeover of that country. The Russians kicked our little plot in the nuts.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Note how rapidly they responded to it.

        Ukraine is a nuisance. Kazakhstan was a serious situation.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Read a book on geopolitics years ago that stated the US goal was to keep both China and Russia surrounded by Allies and sympathetic nations. Hence Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran was a major set back.

        Kazakstan was a success for the US after the SSR breakup. They helped with Afghanistan. Not so much anymore. Finally figured out how worthless the US is as an ally.

  9. avartist January 14, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    James nails it again as we live The Long Emergency. Military forces are training for domestic unrest and guerrilla warfare in the US. This must be for when it is revealed that it was all a big scam. The way Fauci is quivering it won’t be long.

  10. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Biden isn’t going to be running in 2024.

    When I try to explain the problems with President Trump sticking by his stance on the vaccines, and how it is turning off many who supported him before, I always get met with the retort, “oh, they prefer Biden, then?”

    Biden is not going to run for anything in 2024. I would say he’ll be lucky if he lives that long, but I’m not so sure that is what luck is, considering what they are doing to him.

    It truly sickens me. Not because of Biden, but the idea of any helpless elderly person being so ill-used.

    I do not understand what motivates Jill Biden. People say she loves the trappngs of the office. Does she ever even look like she’s enjoying herself?

    • Ron Anselmo January 14, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      “Dr. Jill” is motivated by the grift – she’s surrounded by it, lives off of it. She’s a psychopath like all the rest. Don’t be fooled.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:39 am #

        Didn’t Frau Doktor Jill play a pretty active role in inserting herself into Biden’s marriage and breaking it up?

        • Islander January 14, 2022 at 11:01 am #

          I think she was the babysitter.

          Maybe she was curled up on the sofa with her gams invitingly arranged when the Bidens returned home.

        • Uncle Abraham January 14, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          According to her husband at the time. He found out when Joe wrecked his Corvette, driving Jill around in it. I do not know whether this report has been verified, but the husband sounded credible.

        • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          Yeah, she had an affair with a married man. She wasn’t the babysitter, she was a campaign volunteer.
          And then Biden’s wife put her three kids in the car and drove in front of a truck.
          I think she meant to kill them all, but the boys survived, thereby giving Biden a tragedy to drag out every campaign.
          Jill and Joe spawned one time, but they keep her hidden from the public. Easy to do when the media is compliant, even when a diary surfaces.

          • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

            The NY Times literally told us that Biden would be a great president because he has a lot of experience consoling grieving people.

          • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

            The Biden story is nothing but tragedy after tragedy.

            All probably driven by Joe, who is a narcissist and a psychopath.

            And of course Jill was attracted to all that.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      Biden, a “helpless elderly person being so ill-used”? Since he’s occupied the Whore House (damn spell-checker…) he has been so busy sniffing hair and fondling minors he hasn’t had time for anything else. A worthless elderly person ill-using others.

      I agree, he won’t be running in 2024. I think he will be gone before then.

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      You don’t understand? Really? As if women can’t be low lifes!

    • workingclasshero January 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      I thought Trump doesn’t support mandates of any kind?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        He doesn’t support mandates. He keeps claiming the vaccines are safe and effective, and he can see where they are going with this, as can the other Republicans who think “I’m for choice” is good enough as they watch the country slide into totalitarian hell.

        Does he want to be president, or a pharmaceutical salesman?

        • mrs_saj January 14, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

          ^^^*** This!

          And why isn’t he loudly calling for therapeutics to be made available? He clearly had access to them when he was sick with Covid. I don’t expect him to site Bobby Jr.’s book chapter and verse, but acknowledging the vaccines don’t do what we’d hoped (and should never be mandated), therapeutics should be released from the government stockpiles, these loony pharmacists that refuse to fill legitimate prescriptions need a “time out” without pay until they agree to do their jobs, and that he will fire Fauci and separate that role into three separate jobs to be held by three different people.

          I feel so much better…..

  11. BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    Yesterday in Hartford bags of fentanyl were found inside a Middle School. The entire building is poisoned, kids were dropping, one is in critical condition. Tons of fentanyl is apparently coming in across the southern border, which is wide open, and making it’s way to all corners of the United States.

    Secretary Blinken and President Biden are worried about Ukraine’s borders, not the US border.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Remember during the NH primary, people were begging candidates Clinton and Trump to try to do something about the heroin problem?

      Not opioids, although that was a problem. It was heroin so many of the young people were falling into addiction with.

      The thing is, yuge amounts of very cheap heroin had been flooding the country for quite some time. It was coming through our wide open border with Mexico.

      I knew what was going to happen, with all that heroin suddenly easily available.

      The thing is, if I knew this was happening, so did our intelligence agencies, and so did the Obama White House, yet as late as 2016 people were desperate for the government to do something about the problem.

      When this kind of thing occurs, it’s with the knowledge and at least tacit approval of the government.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Did you read the book a couple of years ago that stated the illicit trades that the border allows are the main source of liquidity keeping the USA and global money and debt machine afloat. Without it, the world goes down fast, monetarily.

        Hmmm, could it be Trump actually understood this and it is why he had the target painted on him by the US globalists when he actually started trying to close the border and shut down the scumbags.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Yes, any attempt at stanching the financial crime was racist, and Trump was a racist.

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          Also remember that about mid-way through his term he said he wanted “all these people here” because “the economy is so good”. As longa as they come legally. As if “legal” makes it right or smart. Laura ingraham told him right to his face that that wasn’t what he campaigned on.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            He started allowing Jared to have a say. We could have and should have set him straight, but noooo.

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Yes and big banks like BoA and Barclays aid and abet high level drug dealing with their massive, extremely profitable money laundering schemes.

      • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        95% of the heroin of the world comes from Afghanistan. Or at least it did for the last 20 years.
        Once Americans started noticing that their family members were addicted and ODing, the media started telling us “It comes from Mexico” or “It’s not the heroin, it’s the fentanyl” or “Those damn Sacklers!”
        But the ODs I saw in the ER were always heroin and I have 2 friends who lost family members from heroin, not oxycontin.
        I assume that now that the US has left Afghanistan things will change.
        It is my opinion that the US leaving Afghanistan is another Big Tell that they are going to abolish cash and put us all on digital currencies.
        You can’t have an illegal drug trade without cash, so they apparently are going to give it up.
        The banks which have been kept afloat by all that drug money must have been assured that they will be kept alive by the Feds instead.

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          When cash disappears, we’re screwed.

          Want that pizza? Your card may decide you can’t have it.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      I think the fentanyl is China’s revenge for the Opium Wars.

      The Mexican heroin and OxyContin crisis is pretty well covered in Sam Quinones’ easy-reading yet thorough book Dreamland.

      • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        You don’t need to look all the way over to China to find the enemy. The opioid epidemic is homecookin’, and as American as government cheese.

      • crudgemudgeon January 14, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

        Good book. Another is “God’s middle finger”.

    • Merkwurdiglieb January 14, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      Among other reasons, that’s why the Left have maintained an “open border” policy.

      A) They no longer have any use for the average American in the labor force. He/She/It have reached the end of their useful economic life. They’ve “promoted” them to the position of “Addict” in its many forms which merely sustains a whole other enormous sector of the economy which no immigrant (illegal or otherwise) would ever patronize.

      First they channel the devastated into the “addiction economy,” then after twenty years or so, into the pharmaceutical/recovery economy, and finally into the “death” economy which employs medical examiners, funeral homes, and the hog feed industry.

      B) They create a problem so they can justify themselves as the solution. Que Diablo!

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        DOL had addiction counselor listed as one of the jobs that was increasing.

        • Merkwurdiglieb January 14, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          Bingo

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          How long before addiction counselors become dealers? Or at least counsel their clients to apply for legal suicide or “going home” as termed in Soylent Green?

          • Merkwurdiglieb January 14, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

            Aah yes, the beauty of euphemism. Going home with the final farewell of deer delightfully feeding in a meadow choreographed to Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”) by Tchaikovsky. Get your La-Z-Boy and your cyanide!

      • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

        They probably get “the solution” first, then create the problem.

        Vaccine patents were around years ago. Fauci said he would like to experience a pandemic so Goddamn if he didn’t create one!

        Then voila! The jabs were ready to roll out with mandates within months! $$$$

    • malthuss January 14, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      No, its White Supremacists that are the problem. I will top your story,

      The new “tough on crime” NYC Mayor, Eric Adams, is full of surprises. and yesterday appointed his brother as asst. Mayor in charge of security at City Hall, a job that pays $250,000 per year.

      Adam’s states his brothers main task is to “Protect me from White Supremacists, who are threatening my life.”
      White Supremacists in NYC?

      The Police Commissioner is a black woman who admires Angela Davis and says her main goal is to be a role model for black and brown girls from the projects. The DA sent out a notice his first day in office which says he won’t be prosecuting any crimes short of murder

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        It’s a shame, it seemed like he had one good intention when he started, and in a matter of days went completely over to the other side.

        There were just two armed car hijackings in midtown Manhattan.

        New York is over.

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          He tricked everybody. He’s a good actor.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            He is. I thought he meant it. How bad is it, when a man who has been a cop, can’t be trusted when he says he is against violent crime in the streets?

          • elysianfield January 15, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            “He’s a good actor.”

            Jarek,
            …or a diversity hire….

        • Cactus Girl January 14, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

          @Beryl of Oyl: Sounds like it’s become Frisco-ized. Our illustrious DA prosecutes nothing. Break ins, smash & grabs, dog theft (I shit you not. They steal your dog right out of your hands) bicycle theft are rampant here. I bought a $50 old Schwinn, because they broke into my garage and stole my chained up good bike. I was actually able to buy it back for $50, after I tracked it down myself. There’s a huge strip shop operation for bikes downtown.

          Yesterday, I found a leather jacket and a pair of new sneakers in my backyard. Couldn’t figure it out, until I realized someone had probably broken into a car, grabbed a bunch of stuff, and threw the un-sellable things over the fence. And it’s not the first time it’s happened. Oh, but everyone here has a BLM sign in their window!

          • elysianfield January 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

            ” I found a leather jacket and a pair of new sneakers in my backyard.”

            Cactus Girl.

            WELL? How did they fit?

      • King of Comedy January 14, 2022 at 11:55 am #

        The future of New York: Detroit with taller buildings.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az1FSLfZxH4

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

          Once Blacks attained power in Detroit government, Whites began to flee en masse, knowing that they would no longer get any justice at all in their battle against Black criminality.

    • elysianfield January 14, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      “Yesterday in Hartford bags of fentanyl were found inside a Middle School”

      BRH,
      In all seriousness, I am beginning to believe that all drugs should be legal and subsidized by the Government…sold in vending machines, for pennies, in supermarkets…no controls…no shame.

      Users of hard drugs cannot be considered our best citizens. Few “tun their lives around”…etc.

      Drug profits of criminal gangs would drop to zero. They would have to cede to more honorable forms of crime…prostitution and gambling.

      Little Chlorine or Buffy just died of an overdose? Sad. Perhaps she will be an object lesson to others. There would be a brutal transition, but the gene pool would benefit. The crime stats would benefit…the quality of life for the survivors would benefit.

      Tough love.

      • NoLongerHuman January 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        People make mistakes and people can under estimate their ability to not become addicted. Opioid addiction is an overwhelming physical and mental loss of ownership of your life. For some people that brief touch of purified euphoria can be the brightest thing they ever will experience. In America’s throw away towns, where all the jobs and commerce up and left and there’s an ever hanging gray emptiness, I’ve seen collage boards in shops filled with the last pictures of 100’s of dead teenagers.

        elysianfield, I’m glad you can pile on and say this is just a way to clean the gene pool. Hell we never needed all those musicians and writers who delved into addiction either. Would have interrupted our efficiency.

      • benr January 14, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        So easy to say but what about when it’s your kid or close relative?
        What if it’s that kid you have known since they were a toddler?
        Not so easy to watch.
        I say this because several of my daughter’s friends have hooked themselves on pills or powders.
        The football star at her school got drunk and drive off the road killing himself.
        No watching fragile lives wink out is tough to watch.

        • Anthea January 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Tough to watch, agreed. But from another point of view, those lives winked out long before they ODd–generally leaving a decades-long trail of destruction: neglected kids, heart-broken parents, and often a train of parents and other relatives who’ve been victimized by their lying and thieving, and sometimes violence. Not to mention everyone else they come in contact with.

          Probably the best and most compassionate thing would be to lock them up in mental institutions for five or ten years–or permanently, if they had demonstrated that they could not stay clean after release. But our society is no longer affluent enough for luxuries like mental institutions.

      • Tate January 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        Retarded. as in ‘Libertarded.’

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Kids are kids. Children that age will naturally try out things they have been told they should not do.

        It’s an adolescent’s job to rebel, and at the middle school age, they still basically have a child’s brain development.

        • elysianfield January 14, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

          NLH, et al;

          Consider that all that would use the drugs would not die. Consider further that the majority of the “youth” that rebel may (and do) do so without dying. Consider that there are no other options that are viable to end the absolute shit storm that is the war on drugs, the gang culture, and the destruction of what once was a viable way of life.

          That youth and the gifted artists among us are using without the benefit of legality, they are exacerbating the issue by filling the jails and maintaining the criminal element.

          If you want the quality of life to increase in the urban ghettos, cripple the gangs that make life “sporty”. Is little Susie Creamcheese being offered drugs by her peers/ neighborhood dealer? Remove the incentive.

          Some countries have already legalized most drugs. Our government legalizes liquor and tobacco. Drugs have destroyed our culture, and our future. Where is your solution?

          Just say no? Counselling? WHAT?

          Addictive personalities are gonna become addicts. Addicts will make your life hell if you are related. I should suggest that “My kid or a close relative” argument is both shallow and dismissive.
          Who among us will describe an outreach program that has low recidivism? Always expensive, rarely effective.

          If your son or daughter is using…what does that say about your parenting efforts? If the usage stops…why? If it does not stop, why not?
          In the final analysis, if they do not kill themselves, they are serial felons, at best…one arrest away from a menial job in a meaningless life.

          The campaign against tobacco seems to be working. Make it uncool. Make it a disgusting habit. Make it…shameful in the eyes of the youth. Friends dying by the dozen will soon send the messages, along with extensive government propaganda against usage.

          Life is conducted through a series of choices. Benefit from the good choices…pay the price for the bad ones.

          You suggest the hopeless in the flyover states are inexorably drawn to drugs? Arguable buy not a given. All poor do not steal. All the lame do not whine. All the hopeless do not fall victim to drugs.

          • hilton33 January 15, 2022 at 11:31 am #

            In my opinion the biggest problem isn’t about drugs, legal or illegal. It’s a soul sickness that’s rotting us from the inside out. Enticing us at every turn to jump into the morass of addiction, anger, selfishness, resentment, and indifference. I’m speaking for myself here, as a person who crawled out of a twenty three year vortex of addiction of every type. Addicts don’t get clean because there’s no drugs or to many drugs. They don’t, because it’s hard on every single level. Mentally, physically, spiritually. Especially if your addiction journey is decades long. Having to look back at the destruction you left in your path wondering how you’re going to make it right. How do you cripple the gangs and gang culture? We tried and failed. Remember the three strikes law? That worked! Our government legalized liquor and tobacco. It ruined our culture and future, so let’s have a free for all and legalize it all. If your son or daughter is using… what does that say about your parenting efforts. What a condescending bitch ass statement is that. Are you and your families such paragons of virtue with lights shining out of every orifice of your body, are you really that sure of that. What you’re saying is make it uncool, make it shameful, friends dying by the dozens will soon send messages. When? Twenty more years/ thirty. It’s easy when you just sit back on your throne of virtue and say fuck em all. No grace, no forgiveness, no redemption, no nothing.

          • elysianfield January 15, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

            Hilton,

            What does it say of your parenting skills if your son or daughter is successful beyond your wildest dreams? Graduates Cum Laude from a respected institution?

            . “It’s easy when you just sit back on your throne of virtue and say fuck em all. No grace, no forgiveness, no redemption, no nothing.”.

            I would expect that none of us on this site were perfect parents, without issues nor regret. I accept the mistakes of my parenting, also accept the positives that occurred. Perhaps, the condescending bitch-ass statement had nothing to do with my supposed virtue, but with a cold, hard look at the issue before us.

            ” When? Twenty more years/ thirty. It’s easy when you just sit back on your throne of virtue and say fuck em all. No grace, no forgiveness, no redemption, no nothing.”. Grace, forgiveness and redemption have been a failure, if you judge our culture.as broken. Half measures? More money? Psychobabble deftly applied. Been there, done that.

            Tough love ain’t easy. If we could destroy the drug and gang problems in this country in twenty or thirty years, would that not have value? Would we not do so? If not, why?

            Gimme your solution…what have you got?

          • elysianfield January 15, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            Hilton,
            Permit me one final point:

            “it’s hard on every single level. Mentally, physically, spiritually. Especially if your addiction journey is decades long. Having to look back at the destruction you left in your path wondering how you’re going to make it right.”

            If your drugs were free and easily available, what damage and destruction would be mitigated? Perhaps a marriage brought down by money issues? Perhaps the loss of friends and parental sympathy due to continuing theft? Life’s work squandered? Criminal elements maintained? Jail terms?

            Congratulations on getting straight. You can gain respect for this effort.

            Grace? Forgiveness? Redemption? Guess again…that is on you. Society owes you nothing unearned.

      • Not_GeorgeT January 15, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

        This idea was floated a few decades ago, it didn’t gain traction. It would have likely been easier then.

        The premise was simply those who absolutely could not handle it would self-select. Others would be recreational users with little impact as it was a self-controlled situation. Others would give it up.

        The predicted time frame was 6 months of chaos and it would level out.

        Fast forward 30+ years, the problem is worse. It will continue to get worse. When does worst occur?

        Societal breakdown has increased over the past 30+ years. Is there a connection.

        The nuclear family is in tatters.

        One way or another it settles out, this seems to be the lesson of history.

        Difficult times… “ain’t seen ‘nothin’ yet!”

  12. DanandMary January 14, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    Bravo. I hope to GOD your final point is correct… if not, we’re in a hopeless situation. By the way… thank you to the only two Senate Dems with a conscience.

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      America is hanging by a thread.

      • malthuss January 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

        No, I feel a noose around my neck.

        hanging, yes.

        thread, no.

  13. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    “The Russian foreign minister blew mineral water through his nose all over the conference table.”

    “Mineral water”. Nice touch.

    • Not_GeorgeT January 14, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Quite creative, liked it as well.

  14. MisterBimmler January 14, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    What I am reading is that combat in eastern Ukraaine has been intensifying. It doesn’t hurt Russia in the least to simply let NATO spend a lot of money on Ukraine’s quisling government testing the latest in US weaponry.
    Obviously, Ukraine is supposed to be a tar baby. But s a trap, it’s plainly obvious. The Kazakstan coup was a bit more devious but that has the stamp of London all over it. The British are subtle and enjoy the game for its own sake. America’s subversion is largely more ham fisted and relies on denying access to the capital flows and credit markets of wall street. Which is getting to be pretty thin gruel lately.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      I believe both Kazakhstan and Ukraine sit on the Silk Road into Germany. Ukraine has oil and gas running through it. Both are geopolitically violent.

      Both are demonstrating how totally worthless the US is as an ally today.

    • NoLongerHuman January 14, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      The US is expanding billions of dollars of investment in LNG and the US will soon become the number one exporting country passing Qatar and Australia. The global LNG market will double by 2040.

      The US wants to be number one source of Natural Gas for Europe and Southeast Asia. Nordstream 2 is messing that up. We are using one the most indebted and corrupt countries in the world (Ukraine) to mess with Russia and make it look like there is a security crisis that demands we block Russia.

      Ukraine is worthless as a potential EU country, but just like Turkey, they are corrupt and in debt and will do what we want. And they are in Russia’s backyard.

      More US hegemony, never ever ends. Nat Gas will be the new Oil Wars.

    • D from OR January 14, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      But wait! I heard they might threaten Russia with a ban on iPhones!

      Thin gruel indeed.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      Ukraine and Russia are essentially the same people speaking the same language, with a shared history. War between Russia and Ukraine would be very similar to a Civil War, which sometimes can be the worst kind.

  15. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    Something I almost forgot to bring up, the people whose efforts resulted in that Malone/Rogan interview getting over 50 million views, are to be congratulated.

    Our host is one of them.

    A request has been made to Spotify, to remove “misinformation”, and that podcast was specifically referred to.

    You know you’ve done your job when they try to shut you up.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Don’t forget the 270 loons trying to get Dr. Malone’s interview removed are mostly nurses and students basing their objections on MSM fact checks.

      Like some kind of Amerikan Khmer Rouge.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        Until you are on the front lines of the fight against this disease as nurses are, you might cut them a little slack. Calling them loons calls you into question a little.

        You end up in the hospital with Covid or anything else, try calling the RN you are dealing with a loon, and see what happens.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          If they are trying to remove DOCTOR Malone’s interview, they are loons.

          • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

            I agree. Hard work and stress is no excuse for stupid.

        • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          Remember all the self righteous “hero nurses” going out to stare down lockdown protestors? And all the tiktok dance routines idle nurses did?

          The field is full of silly female loons.

        • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

          If you end up in hospital with Covid, the nurses won’t be your friends. The last place you want to be with China flu is in hospital!

        • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          Terms and images like “front lines” have been corrupted to instill a besiege mentality, which is a fear mentality, not a rational problem-solving attitiude.

          Can’t you see that, JAZ?

          Sounds like regurgitating fear porn.

          • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            Perhaps the “front=line” nurses and doctors should show some curiosity about actual TREATMENTS.

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      B of O,

      I think it is also called being “directly over the target” !

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        I do believe you are correct.

  16. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 10:54 am #

    Alex Berenson had a talk with Bobby Jr.

    RFK Jr. and I talked about Covid and the vaccines

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/rfk-jr-and-i-talked-about-covid-and/comments

    • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

      Berenson is now on my shitlist. First he backs the Jan 6 hysteria, now he attacked Robert Malone. Saw a lot of people unsubscribe from his substack because of it.

      • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        Night Owl was right!

  17. JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 10:56 am #

    Let’s give them East Ukraine and let them annex it into Russia, not as an SSR.

    Make West Ukraine a part of NATO, as worthless as that is.

    Create a new Iron Curtain right through Kiev.

    With the way the US and the EU are performing right now, the East Ukrainians, Russians, might be better off. After all, they elected a Russian advocate to be president before we deposed him.

    Better yet, let the EU invite the Russians into a worthless NATO, into the EU itself, dissolve NATO. They have more in common than either have with the US anyway.

    • Disaffected January 14, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      NATO is entirely a US concoction. The Euros are just idiot bystanders.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        True.

        Remember how much flak Trump got for trying to get the EU countries to pay the 2% freight they agreed to to fund NATO.

    • lateStarter January 14, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      Kind of what I hope for too – Russia will stop at the Dnieper and call it a day. I think Russia would rather have EU gas customers paying premium price for delivery as opposed to destroying their customer base.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Russia wants to be a member of Europe, maybe the leader displacing the US.

        Hmmm,

        Disarmament of NATO maybe, would that be a bad thing? Night Owl? Jarek?

        • lateStarter January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          It makes sense for Europe and Russia to have better relations going forward in the Long Emergency. Logistically. But with US sanctions Poland can’t even sell apples to Russia. I really wish the US would focus on issues at home. Aren’t there enough?

          I realize the usual approach for problems at home is to create some abroad. So as problems increase at home in the US, instead of working to resolve those, the preferred solution will be to stir up trouble abroad. As usual.

          So my theory: as things get worse in the US, expect more Russia, Russia, Russia.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      “Let’s give them East Ukraine…” Right JAZ, because it is ours to give away – just like the rest of the world.

      “East Ukrainians”? A large part of the population of the Donbass are ethnic Russians, many are even Russian citizens.

      But I do like your idea of inviting Russia to join NATO. They would turn us down of course. Maybe other members would then realize what a worthless and expensive club they joined, lose their enthusiasm, and drop out.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        NATO will dissolve.

        Think Germany, would you rather be a part of a defunct alliance,

        Or be warm?

        • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          NATO is a useless relic of the past, created by the psychopaths driving the technocratic takeover.

          Were it disbanded, I suspect we’d have less tension between Europe and Russia. The Europeans and Russians need each other. Agression by one side is deterred by the other. Russia is large and nuclear, European states are nuclear and would band together if Russia actually were encroaching.

          Russia also has China to think of. They are literally surrounded.

          The post-war Russian boogeyman is a NATO creation.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Not so much give away as walk away.

        With Trump, some vestiges of our alliances existed,

        With Biden, they are dissolving and considered a joke.

    • tahoe1780 January 14, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      The issue is NATO missiles and other weaponry on Russia’s doorstep. Cuban missile crisis in reverse. They’re asking for a written guarantee since we didn’t honor the verbal one. We see that as a non -starter.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/drumbeat-war-sounding-loud-us-says-after-russia-declares-talks-dead-end

      • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        Give it to them. It costs us nothing. Where the rubber meets the road, we’re no more likely to honor a signed document than we are our verbal word.

        • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

          The US .gov is not to be trusted to honor any agreements, contractual or verbal. Ask the Native Americans.

          • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 11:19 pm #

            Ask the Kurds, poor things.

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 11:15 am #

            LOL…the native Americans (or should is say a handful of NA) still have the US gub by the sack.

            Free money at will. They are a sovereign nation (lol) that gets lots (ALL) of funding from US taxpayer. They have control of some of the most beautiful and productive land in the US. Most of them live in squalor, but they also have their .001% elite that control/bs them just like they do us.

            Same shit, different day.

            Here’s the real story from one of their own.

            American Tribal Tyranny. by Elaine Devary Willman

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      Yes, exactly. It’s not a viable country. Huntington’s line goes right thru the middle of it. Western Ukraine is Catholic and looks to the West. Eastern Ukraine is Orthodox and looks to the East. They take their religion and culture more seriously than we do ours. It’s a real division. Why not make it official?

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      We, the USA, cannot “give” anyone anything outside the USA.

      Re “Better yet, let the EU invite the Russians into a worthless NATO,

      JAZ, meet Memory hole..

      Years ago Putin the Horrible (sarc/) suggested that Russia be integrated into NATO, for the purpose of creating a broad security architecture (maybe kind of like a military UN).

      Guess who said, Fuck, you, Russki.

  18. Nigel Tufnel January 14, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    Mr. K, I like the way you end your posts on a note of optimism. It reminds me of that time in Paradise Lost when Virgil points out the sign carved in stone over the gates of hell to Danté – “Abandon all hope, Ye who enter here.” Sigh. To hang on to that last shred is commendable – it gives us a reason to carry on with the struggle.

  19. beantownbill. January 14, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    Jim, run for VP; I’d break my 54 year non-voting record to vote for you. The way things are now going, anything is possible. Only one caveat: You still write your two blogs per week.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      BTB

      You really think JHK would want to leave his Eden in Northern NY to get involved with the insane asylum on the Potomac? Trump may have a streak of insanity in him, I hope JHK does not.

      • C.O.Jones January 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        Yeah, JHK is far too smart to run for office but imagine a ticket of RFK Jr as POTUS and JHK as VP. Two guys who tell the truth…yeah, never happen.

        Per usual, I greatly enjoyed today’s post from JHK but felt the need to respond to the question posed in paragraph #9:

        “Could it be possible that Ukraine is just none of our business (in the most literal way)?”

        I agree Ukraine is none of our business but it is YUGE, excuse me, huge business for “Joe Biden” and family. Sending US troops to die in the Russian winter would trigger a priapistic joy not experienced since Dick Cheney and his wife watched the snuff flicks from Abu Ghraib. Film at eleven, Dick. How would the gas contracts be affected, Hunter? Joe? Bueller?

        • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

          There is also a major Ukie Fifth Column in Canadistan—true Banderistas and their spawn—and they might also be agitating in DC.

          Chrystia Freeland:
          “Freeland’s maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak (Ukrainian: Mykhailo Khomiak), had been a journalist before World War II. During the war in Nazi-occupied Poland and later in Nazi-occupied Austria he was chief editor of the Ukrainian antisemitic daily newspaper Krakivs’ki visti (News of Krakow) for the Nazi regime.[79] After Chomiak’s death in 1984, John-Paul Himka, a professor of history at the University of Alberta, who was Chomiak’s son-in-law (and also Freeland’s uncle by marriage), used Chomiak’s records, including old issues of the newspaper, as the basis of several scholarly papers focused on the coverage of Soviet mass-murders of Ukrainian civilians. These papers also examined the use of these massacres as propaganda against Jews.[80][81][82] In 2017, when Russian-affiliated websites[which?] further publicized Chomiak’s connection to Nazism, Freeland and her spokespeople responded by claiming that this was a Russian disinformation campaign during her appointment to the position of minister of foreign affairs.[83][84][85][86][79] Her office later denied Chomiak ever collaborated with the Nazi Germany.[87] However, Freeland has known of her grandfather’s Nazi ties since at least 1996, when she helped edit a scholarly article by Himka for the Journal of Ukrainian Studies.[83]”

          She is not the only. Ukes are a powerful bloc in Canada. Mathew Ehret has written about this.
          https://canadianpatriot.org/2021/02/11/chrystia-freeland-rhodes-scholar-trustee-of-the-wef-deputy-pm-of-canada-and-the-failure-of-the-super-elite/

          Hey, Freeland is also a trustee of the WEF!

          • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            More—WEF-Uke-Canada-USA dots to be connected. Freeland is the only foreign minister who is a trustee of the WEF.
            https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rupa-subramanya-chrystia-freelands-side-gig-with-the-wef-is-endangering-canadian-democracy:

            “Even more strangely, Freeland also sits on the supervisory board of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, a chapter of another Davos-type exclusive club that holds forth on global issues. That’s quite a journey from her beginnings as a freelance journalist working out of Ukraine.

            These board memberships are far from symbolic. According to the WEF, the board of trustees “act as guardians of its mission and values” and are its “highest-level governance body.” Similarly, board members of the Aspen Institute Kyiv are responsible for providing “counsel to the president, as well as governance over the business, affairs, and property” of the institute. What would happen if acting as a “guardian” for the WEF came into conflict with acting as a guardian for Canada’s public finances, which is Freeland’s day job? What would happen if providing “counsel” to the Aspen Institute president came into conflict with providing counsel to Canada’s governor general, which is part of Freeland’s day job as a member of the Privy Council?

            Writing in the New York Times in 2011, Freeland described Schwab as a “rather traditional European social democrat who aims to encourage among … participants a kind of noblesse oblige, or its modern equivalent, stakeholder capitalism.” The political tradition that Freeland is describing originated with the reaction of privileged liberal elites rebelling against Europe’s feudal past, a world away from contemporary Canada. Search the 2019 Liberal party’s campaign platform, and you won’t find a single reference to “stakeholder capitalism.” Yet, as a member of the board of trustees of Schwab’s outfit, Freeland is implicitly or explicitly committed to importing this brand of European social democracy into a Canadian ethos originally founded on individual rights and free market capitalism, which in turn is premised on maximizing shareholder value. While Canada has drifted considerably leftward since its founding, a wholesale adoption of a corporatist philosophy and governance ethos imported from an exclusive gathering of the self-loathing rich who espouse these ideas over cocktails in the Swiss Alps would be nothing less than a subversion of Canadian democracy.

            Like its first cousin, “The Great Reset,” which bizarrely aims to bring in environmental considerations under the purview of central banks, the innocuous sounding stakeholder capitalism is committed to destroying the foundations of Anglo-American free market capitalism and replacing it with a system where governments and their cronies in Davos tell private businesses what they need to care about. The irony here is that all of those at Davos, including Freeland, got there because of the free market system and shareholder-driven capitalism, which they’re now bent on overthrowing in an unholy alliance of true believers and opportunists.

            There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view.

          • anmariwakaranai January 15, 2022 at 12:22 am #

            I saw on some link that Christie holds the purse strings here in Canuckistan. And it is not transparent.
            Full disclosure. Freelander, where is our money going?
            I feel absolutely complicit in this sh@%.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      VP? VP under the Big Guy? Because the office of VP is so powerful…

      Beans, a bit early in the day to be drinking, doncha think?

      • benr January 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Depends in some cases its rumored the vp really ran the President.
        Bush/Cheney.

        • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          Good point. But Mr. K. as the Big Guy’s puppet master? I could see him cutting the strings and throwing that dummy in the woodstove.

        • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

          They actually did a skit about that on Saturday Night Live showing Bush moving into the oval office. Then Cheney came in and directed him to a card table with a coloring book on it, while he took the seat behind the Resolute desk.

        • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

          Cheney may be a nuclear-armed entity. There was a weird incident involving six missing nukes and rumors of some sort of fire-fight at a runway during his tenure as VP.

          • Blackbird January 15, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            You people and your crazy conspiracy theories! Big Dick needed those nukes to power his atomic pacemaker – no old fashioned, climate-changing, diesel-powered pacemaker for him.

            “Fire fight”? In Wyoming it’s called “dove hunting”.

            More fake news shot down. Back to the dinghy to chug some Night Train.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

      The last talented author to run for President was TR.

      • spaingaroo January 14, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        Tommy Robinson?

  20. Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 11:13 am #

    Agree that we are at a turning point. It ain’t over, but the fraudsters who created this nonsense are panicking.

    The SC decision was a massive blow (despite the poor result for healthcare workers), and the recent news of of Germany, the UK, and Spain (another admission that no isolate of “Covid” exists), is quite positive.

    Keep up the fight, kids.

    • Alfred January 14, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      No. Not a massive blow to the regime, it was pablum for the masses. They did not address the constitution. They actually watered down our constitutional and Nuremburg lines of defense.

      Healthcare workers have the same constitutional rights as me, and I stand with them and #FJB and #FSCOTUS.

      Sorry Night Owl, SCOTUS just did their part in the plan, and the screw has just tightened a bit instead of loosening.

      They’re playing us like fiddles. Totalitarianism isn’t coming, it’s been hear a long time, we’re just seeing backstage now.

      • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        I disagree, but from a realpolitik perspective.

        The general mandate failed, which forces the administration (and WEFers behind them) on the back foot. They must further expose themeselves/their intentions by demanding that their corporate friends enforce the tyranny. This was always part of the WEF plan, but it cannot succeed without government giving it cover.

        This was a win — and it was a win for us living in Europe, too, as the political winds are often influenced by what happens in the US.

        As I said, it isn’t over, but this was a very good result.

      • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        I think the ruling by the supremes is a fake retreat. We’ll let our guard down and they’ll hammer us from another direction.

        I don’t think they’re gonna let this go. Gotta implement the ID.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          That’s what some of the people who are so spot-on about the problems with the vaccines seem to be missing. They see it as a profit motive, incompetence, etc. but nobody seems to get that the main reason this is still happening is because they see it as the last chance to getting that vaccine pass installed.

          Nowhere in the Constitution does it suggest that the federal government has the power to order anyone to get vaccinated.

          • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            Spot on — as so often, Beryl.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          I think we’re going to see blue states go full retard with mandates and jabports after the SCOTUS ruling to rope more people into the digital biometric/social credit ID system.

        • MaryQueen January 16, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

          That’s my take on it too, BB.

          They are not going to back down now. No way, no how.

          So we have to step it up.

      • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

        You think their decision was nothing? Can you imagine what would have happened if they’d upheld the OSHA mandates? Sure, the psychopaths will push ahead anyway, but a positive Scotus decision would have given them legal cover. As for healthworkers, I’m going to be hard-hearted here: apart from some very honourable exceptions, most of them went along with this hysteria, KNOWING it was all lies. And don’t even get me started on those creepy tiktok videos!

        • Alfred January 14, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          Right now, you cannot paint all healthcare workers with the same brush. They are stratified in their opinions and world views like the rest of us. This goes for Cops and other First Responders, etc…

          It was the healthcare workers in NYC that started the ‘Not a lab Rat’ movement. There are stalwarts in every profession and walk of life who are caught up in this process of separating.

          And yes, there will come a time when those who enforce the rules will be the enemy of the people and who will deserve no quarter.

          STILL, THEY HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT JUST GOT TRAMPLED ON. That much must be said louder, and those around should notice that such a thing was said, and they should be alert.

          “First they came for the post office, but the post office said, “fuck you, we just stole the election for you.” Ok, ok…

          “First they came for the Healthcare workers…”

          You get the point, I hope.

          • Islander January 14, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            Health-care workers who work in orgs that are plugged into Medicare are kind of like federal contractors.

            The companies they work for are not actually run by the govt. They are independent entities who, I guess, have contracts and agreements with Medicare. We do NOT have single-payer health care in the USA. We have a system of insurers, of which Medicare is just one of many.

            Just as a contractor may have a number of clients, just one of which is the federal government.

            I don’t actually see any reason why health=care workers who work in businesses that accept Medicare insurance (not all do, of course) should be covered by any mandate. These practices have contracts with many insurers, not just Medicare.

            To me the companies look more like some variety of independent contractor. *Their* employees certainly do not work for Medicare, or for the government. Medicare does not “govern” practices or hospitals that accept Medicare insurance.

          • lastman January 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            We are a medicare/medicaid provider. No word yet as to whether our medical exemption will stand up.

            I will tell you a couple things though. It doesn’t pay shit for services for services rendered…by a long shot. Dealing with it is a pain in the ass and time consuming. Finally, you people who use it need to get off your asses and send daily emails to these ijits that you vote for if you want to keep what you paid into for your entire working life. That was the deal THEY MADE with us.

            Take responsibility and do something, anything that makes them aware that you are sick and tired of this bs and are not going to take it anymore.

            My advice…quit paying for it and use that money to your benefit with care that makes you feel better. To do that, you’ll have to entirely change your mindset.

            It is out there.

            We shit canned (I love that term) our HC when the ACA began and have been fine for over a decade without it.

            As I told ian above, “free your mind and your ass will follow”

        • spaingaroo January 14, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

          I’ll stick this here again because it’s fun https://www.bitchute.com/video/dVTf4EANBiKo/ more tiktok videos

        • Not_GeorgeT January 15, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

          Your point is, I think, a broad brushstroke. You also note honourable exceptions.

          It is difficult to get real data, real information. This has been called an information war.

          One nurse, early on, went to NYC to help. From her Florida residence, it looked dire up in the Big Apple. She recounted her story in a book. I’m not sure how much of a mess her life became when she wrote of huge paydays for looking the other way when presented with the absence of the patients she went there to help, and remaining silent while being housed in some of the best hotels in the city.. This went, at minimum, for physicians and nurses.

          If those hospitals in NYC were as bulging with the afflicted as the country was led to believe, why did the hospital ship and the Javits Center sit idle?

          Another measure is the urban street population. These individuals are prime for effects of poor nutrition, unsanitary living conditions, and spreading disease. Their lives run at subsistence levels. Dying in the street, when it happens, is not from some virus, it’s poly-pharmaceutical to include opioids in many forms potentially laced with other toxic substances.

          I know people making 6-figure incomes doing the jabs. Informed consent of the jabbed is non-existent. That, the consent issue, falls directly on the providers. There is lots of money behind this effort.

          A lot of healthcare workers are out of work because they will not, for a variety of reasons, submit to being injected. Apparently this does not fall under the “national emergency” heading.

          Purposeful workforce reduction of those employed as skilled healthcare providers does not bode well.

          There is an alternative theory out there. I don’t believe it has fully jelled. The present system will collapse on itself. A better system will replace it. The greed factor driving the present system will be absent. Healing the ill and preventing illness before it gets out of hand will again become the norm. It will likely look different because the drivers of the current system will be gone.

          Time frame unknown, I’m not doing a time frame prediction. The present system is failing, if not already failed.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      I think the health care part was because of Medicare and Medicaid. Both government agencies under government control so they have the constitutional right to govern them.

      Private enterprise, not at all. Another argument for private control of the economy.

      • Alfred January 14, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        Except in this case it’s fascist, unless it’s actually reverse fascism…

        What the government can’t get done by fiat, they get the so called private sector to implement by coercion.

        But what is more to the point, who do you think owns the government? They wanted the government to mandate so as to manage their, ahem, reputational risk.

        Any of the common folk, from all walks of life, who TRULY believe the government is really looking out for their best interest are probably vaxxed.

        The gloves are coming off this week. Blackrock anyone?

      • lastman January 16, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

        http://www.usawatchdog.com

        Greg Hunter interview with Catherine Austin Fitts.

        48 minutes right up your alley brother John…and the rest of you also.

        😉

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      OK, if you stop calling me “kids.”

      OK, kid?

  21. D from OR January 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #

    Was sort of hoping JHK would tie the Kazakhstan situation to the Ukraine situation because they are connected. The failure of the Kazakhstan coup makes it less likely for anything to take place in Ukraine. After all *they* used the same playbook in Kazakhstan they’d used in the “Maidan revolution” in Ukraine. It was easy for Russia to see as well as any well-seasoned observer.

    Obviously *they* are running out of other plans. Psychopathy has a lot of energy but not much creativity.

    So now *they* have pivot to the domestic stage. Joe is and problem and Covid is not going to last much longer so the old Civil War idea is dusted off. Hence the barricades around the White House. Perhaps the idea is to create a battle at the White House so they can conveniently get rid of old Joe. Solves the problem of him and retains the “emergency” footing. They’d somehow get rid of Kamala in the process as well.

    While it remains to be seen if the narrative creators at the CIA and FBI can come up with a realistic enemy watch for them to begin laying out some kind of story in the next week or so.

    Likely they are trying to coincide things with a juicy astrological date like they do with many of their efforts (sorry if you don’t believe this bit but if you don’t know astrology then you obviously wouldn’t know). I say the date they are looking at is Pluto conjunct Mars in Capricorn. Upheaval + War is the vibe with that transit – March 3.

    • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Good point.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      I think January 23 is a good date for mischief – though lacking in any numerological or astrological significance that I am aware of.

      • D from OR January 14, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

        January 24th is the day Mars (War) enters Capricorn which is the home of governments and institutions (including hospitals and schools). The reason these entities have been forefront in our experience the past few years is because Pluto (Hades) has been there bringing destruction.

        The United State has its Pluto return this year (back where it started). We were born from revolution, destruction.

        Mars arrival in Capricorn will bring heat to all institutions but how it manifests and is exploited is to be seen.

        Astrology is a clock which gives you the climate but not the outcome.

    • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

      Why do people go to Washington DC to protest? It does no good, the politicians there are deaf. Let’s make DC irrelevant and start ignoring it’s “mandates”, and Old Joe too.

      • D from OR January 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        Why are we tied to the idea of a “protest” march? Because it is presented as the only option. The other involves an NGO giving you a false framework acting as if it is outside the system when it is supported by it.

        The protests are a salve to release the energy which could be harnessed towards building a way around those who seek to control us. That is the real protest.

        • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

          The real protest is going on right now – the “I QUIT” protest.

    • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

      They claim the barricade is being constructed so they can “fix the fountain”.

      Seems like spring/summer would be a better time?

  22. Alfred January 14, 2022 at 11:20 am #

    The movie Lookup is so funny, because it’s so true.

    For the past 6 years, and to no avail, we’ve tried to apply logic and reasoning the world around us. Statements of disbelief based on the insanity factor is like chewing aluminum foil. You believe yourself to be insane.

    Yet, as many have observed, if you flip your perspective, and see them as actually wanting to be destroyers of worlds their insanities become the rational actions of would be destroyers. You are not insane.

    If we have any hope of taking back control of our countries and our lives, the perspective must flip collectively, and the population must recover their sanity.

    • Paul January 14, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      The only way that might be possible is for each individual American to withdraw their consent to be governed — by the media. It’s well-nigh time to awake from our ‘electronic hallucination’.

    • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      The logic was clear when the Wuhan B-roll was released.

      Anyone who believed people were dying mid-run as they ran down the street almost deserves what they get afterward.

      • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        Seriously! When I saw those videos from China at the start of the scamdemic , I thought, “How stupid do they think we are?” Well, for the most part, we are as stupid as they thought – ~200 million fully vaxxed.

      • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Yeah, that’s what the cure does, not the disease!

      • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        I’m surprised they don’t already have 24/7 clips of people bleeding to death from their eyes to push the new hemorrhagic fever rumors coming out of China.

      • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

        They say 5g was rolled out in Wuhan waaay above the allotted giga hertz at the time of the ‘collapse & virus intro’. I saw a vid linked here a week or so ago that had an asian but not chinese lady showing a 5g contract that stated they start at 14 gh I believe and go up to 28gh eventually.
        These wavelengths do NOT support human life.

        In lab settings diabetes is induced into rats using exposure to 2 g.
        Think about that. And thank you got_truth.

    • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      Orlov did a review on that movie that showed up in my email from Patreon yesterday. He thinks the time of its release on Christmas Eve was telling, and it came to us courtesy of our overlords via streaming services. The review is too long to copy and paste here, but he pointed out that there is no main character who doesn’t betray everybody, and all die at the end. He found it revolting.

      • Islander January 14, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

        Same. I mean, got the Orlov review.
        Very funny. And, I think, spot-on.

        I do think there may be powers out there who are truly TRYING to get Civil War 2.0 going.

        some are internal; some are external but of course tied to the internal.

        I bet there is a Battle of the Titans being waged in DC and elsewhere to determine the fate of the USA. We just see the occasional bloodied fin breaking the surface of the waters . . .

  23. Mister Roboto January 14, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    Jim, I’m genuinely surprised that you didn’t say anything about the possibility of 2024 being a The Donald vs. The Hillary redux. Maybe because there’s nothing much to say to that other than “BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” 😀

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      The Repugnantcans won’t let the Orange Wonder run again.

      Even Chelsea wouldn’t be caught voting for the Hildebeast.

      That is why the Beast will be appointed – and then cancel further elections.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Did you hear Graham yesterday?

        Paraphrasing,

        If you do not acknowledge Trump as the leader of the GOP, you are out!

        Aimed at McConnell and other Deep State Rhinos.

        • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          And with Trump as leader of the GOP, the GOP is out. He’s not on your side JAZ. Trump is all about Trump. Always has been always will be. Judge him by his actions not his words (but remember those words and see how poorly they line up with his actions).

          Dust off that narcissist, polish him up, and march behind him again. It didn’t work the first time, so it’s almost guaranteed to work this time!

          Doesn’t anyone remember the narcissistic buffoon we all laughed at during the ’80’s, the ’90’s, the ’00’s? Grifter, scammer, showman. And after 4 years of failure – and a massive advance of the globalist agenda – we want to put all our chips on the Trumpster again?

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

            Show me the grift and the scams.

            If he was so unsuccessful, why were the first acts of the Biden administration a whole slew of EOs to undo all of his achievements?

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 11:38 am #

            Don’t forget that when he exited bankruptcy (4 of them that we know about), that he was all pure and clean. They (you know who I’m talking about) made him a deal. He agreed to their terms. Art of their deal.

            Just another clown in this long running show. The left/right thing is just a pendulum that swings back and forth, left and right, back and forth, left and right…total distraction until the fucks at the top Vanguard pull the plug.

            It’s got to be close. Everything is being exposed. Some are on to them, still many can’t grasp the seriousness of it.

            Who will come out on top?…to be continued…

            Just remember, none of them are coming to save you.

            Plan accordingly.

          • lastman January 15, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            /sarc/ after pure and clean.

            Sorry.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      I believe the Republicans have Governor DeSantis teed up for a presidential run in 2024. Trump will be consulted as a sign of respect for his service in past campaigns, but 2024 is a new day.

      • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

        Trump is too old. So is Hillary and Biden. I’ll vote for him if he gets the nomination, but would prefer DeSantis as the candidate. I have, however, considered that the fraudulent election will finally be sorted by next year and Trump reinstated. That way, he can run again in 2028 and get another six years in office.

      • abbybwood January 14, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        And Trump has been berating DeSantis because he won’t reveal whether or not he got a booster!

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          He didn’t name him. Just as Kristi Noem didn’t name him when she disparaged those Republican governors who were pretending they never closed their beaches.

          President Trump has changed. He’s not like he was before this covid thing started.

      • lastman January 15, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        No offense BRH, but voting has never really worked out well for any of us.

  24. trypillian January 14, 2022 at 11:58 am #

    If American military were to visit Ukraine, logistics is really a red herring. As any reader of Tom Clancy would know supply and reserve of forward divisions is paramount and integral. The NATO Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway would provide support of US material assets within the existing logistics network. The large US base at Mannheim Germany is already prepared for such an adventure. American Forces would employ several huge Ukrainian An-225 Mriya and An-124 Condor aircraft to transport goods and services. A fleet US C-5’s are ready for the occasion as well. The Ukrainian designed and built An-225, the worlds largest aircraft, can carry twice the payload of the C-5, by the way. Flying time from Mannheim to Kiev, Karkiv, Poltava, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia; major cities in East Ukraine is only two hours. Armored tank, artillery, and mechanized infantry divisions are a moment away. I suspect the Ruskies wouldn’t want to duke it out. They would be pushed back to their own border where they crawled out of and Ukraine would reclaim Donetsk and Luhansk back into the national fold.

    Nuclear weapons are actually obsolete nowadays and are verboten. The US military would use scalar and directed energy weapons from space to vaporize aggressive components of foes as needed. The incineration of California’s forests have proven the efficacy of these things.

    • D from OR January 14, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      The US material assets failed in Kazakhstan in a big way. “The Ruskies” (tipping your hand) made it look like child’s play. It was quashed within days. The Biden’s buddy is now imprisoned.

      Lovely to imagine these things organized and spearheaded by the Military but this is Politics so if any dreamy action is taken by the US/NATO it will fail as it is grounded in ideology and criminality.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        The administration could not run water into a bath tub.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      “They would be pushed back to their own border where they crawled out of…” Because the US military is just that goddamn tough!

      We can’t disarm a handful of goat ranchers with flintlocks, but against a real country with a real military and a long history of kicking out invaders – no problem!

      • benr January 14, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        @blackbird

        Thats because the rules of engagement prevented it.
        The intent was never to win but to stay as long as politically possible.
        This was about money, oil, nat gas, rare earth minerals and poppies poppies poppies!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nJ30dodvdc

        • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

          Another good point. Since WWII all of our wars have been about causing damage, enriching the military-industrial-criminal complex, and curtailing the rights of the citizens of the US – not about “winning” (whatever that means).

          Still, put the US and Russia in the ring together – especially when that ring is on Russia’s border – and watch us go crying to mommy with a bloody nose and a black eye.

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      That would be accepting defeat since it would be giving the green light to be attacked again and again. No, they’re not going to allow us take Ukraine from their sphere of influence.

      They have better battlefield weapons than we do in terms of missiles and men.

      • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        I’d be interested in the effect of 5g on those war planes.
        Plus Havanna syndrome on troops.

    • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      Thankyou, Dick Cheney! Sounds good on paper. Just like it did in Afghanistan.

    • Mac January 15, 2022 at 3:01 am #

      Obsolete? Naw. Send us a postcard from the frontlines when the shooting starts. Or better, have your kid send it.

    • Trean January 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

      Of course the problem with your scenario is that the Russian Air defense network extends nearly 500 km into Ukraine. Any troop transports would be easy meat for the S500. A dreadfully effective system that we know can deal even with stealth aircraft.
      In gulf war we had 6 months of build up and 43 days of air war.
      Putin isn’t going to give anyone that preparation time. Every scenario shows us losing half of our aircraft with the Russians retaining 60 percent of their air defenses.
      The first time we deploy space or energy weapons the Russians will automatically regard it as a full scale attack and start attacking our satellites and probably go nuclear too.

  25. patrickd January 14, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

    Just to clarify…
    The troops and weapons that Russia has assembled about a hundred miles from the Ukraine border are there to intervene in case the Ukraine military launches a campaign of genocide against the Russian citizens in the Donbass. Russia will use stand-off weaponry to destroy the war criminals. If necessary they will briefly enter the battle zone to eliminate them.

    The recent meetings of this week were for giving the West (the U.S. and it’s vassals)a chance to remove its nuclear missile bases from Russia’s borders. The West laughed in Russia’s face. Russia will now remove the threat these bases present, nobody knows how this will be done, but it is recommended to find sources who are covering these events and stock up on popcorn.

    Patrick

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      Patrick:

      One of the best spots to watch these events is The saker blog. He is a bit of an AH, but his analyses are worth reading, and he has a lot of “from the horse’s mouth” info from behind the scenes in Russia and elsewhere.

      Comments there are also often illluminating.

      • Islander January 14, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        See Pepe Escobar’s article:

        http://thesaker.is/this-is-how-the-u-s-does-dialogue/

      • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        For those with a real interest in Russia and Russian policy – rather than blue-checked MSM propaganda – the Vineyard of the Saker is a good place to start. Geopolitica.ru is a good source too.

    • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      Thank you, Patrick. A little common sense to counter the insane American chest-beating is always refreshing.
      I also doubt that the Russians will enter Ukraine, but if they did it would only be the Donbass and only to save their fellow Russians from the Nazis from western Ukraine, armed and trained by Nazi-supporting American mercenaries and military.
      I think they will destroy the stockpiles of weapons the US has been sending Ukraine.
      This will not upset the US war machine, they’ll just make more.
      My hope for what Russia has planned is that they destroy the refinery the US is building in Syria, in order to more efficiently steal the Syrian oil they have been stealing all these years.
      The US is ILLEGALLY occupying Syria, illegally stealing their oil and illegally burning their wheatfields.
      I hope that Russia will send their criminal butts back home.
      That would be a win/win move to make, imo.

      • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        The main US military will not get involved. This is a “let’s you and him fight” situation.
        They are pushing Kiev to attack eastern Ukraine, so that Russia will put a stop it it, and the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda can sing the “Bad Russians are so aggressive” song.
        You would think that song would be old by now, but it turns out that people’s stupidity is endless.

        • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

          Saker and moon of alabama. I haved noted there are ways to get around the no coof policy.

          • farmgal January 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

            Thanks for the moon of alabama reference. I had seen it mentioned somewhere else but forgot about it. It is a very interesting and informative site.

          • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            My pleasure farmgal. 🙂

  26. observex January 14, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

    I had Covid! Here is my horror story:

    – My double-vaxxed, mask-wearing house guests got it – first one, then 2 days later the other.

    – Those double-vaxxed people then gave it to my unvaxxed self.

    – My symptoms were: a night of headache and some sweats and a day of staying in bed.

    – I followed the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance protocols – you know, vitamins and ivermecitin – and was back to normal in 48 hours.

    – Then the third, younger, unvaxxed house guest got it.

    – I recovered faster and with less symptoms than all three younger guests. None of us are fat or otherwise have risk factors.

    That’s it. How dull.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      I know someone who got sick similarly to what you describe, back in 2020 I believe. No one thought it could be the coof, because there were no respiratory issues.

      • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        My daughter and two of my grandaughters got it last winter. Other than the annoying loss of smell and taste for two weeks, they were only really ill for a couple of days and had the sniffles for a few days more. My daughter works at home and she was only off for one day. The baby and the rest of the family got omicron recently, the baby’s first illness. She ran a fever for a day and then, other than a stuffy nose, was back to her usual smiling and cooing self.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

          The person I know didn’t have the loss of their sense of smell or taste.

          I have heard that some don’t, but I have never heard of an actual person who says they didn’t.

          • draupnir January 14, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

            Maybe they simply had the flu. Those tests can’t really distinguish between covid and influenza.

      • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

        My question is, if we are “diagnosing” these symptoms with a PCR test that isn’t a test and that even the CDC admits can’t tell the difference between China flu and seasonal flu, how does everyone claiming they have it know they actually have it? It is winter after all, the season of colds and normal flu.

      • farmgal January 14, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

        @Beryl – my husband and I had it in August 2020 and thought it was a sinus infection. No respiratory issues at all. Now it seems we have whatever is making the rounds – three days of burning sinus congestion, sore throat and slight fever. Scary thing is how quickly this thing transmits. Kept the granddaughter last weekend. Son came home from work not feeling well with cold symptoms, two days later I was sick and two days after that my husband came down with it. Imagine having a cold in January!

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      “…a night of headache and some sweats and a day of staying in bed…” I had that too – in 2004! (Also 1984 – cured with LSD! – and probably other times that I don’t remember.) I didn’t do anything (other than sweat and sleep), and strangely enough, I’m still here. Who knew Covid has been around so long?

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

        Zing!

    • benr January 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      Wish I could say that I was delirious for almost a week.
      Still have the damn cough.
      Weird part I had the flu before the covid so I have been essentially sick since 12/26.

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        Ben do you know when or where you picked it up? I’m thinking at some point everybody will be coming down with Covid no matter how careful they are.

        • benr January 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          Pretty sure I got it traveling.
          One of my flights almost everyone was coughing and hacking.
          The flight crew were talking about how bad the flight was as far as how many people were coughing away.

          • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

            There are all kinds of coughs that can linger. I have had 3 or 4 over the years since I moved to Germany.

            A couple of them hung around for several months. Take lots of Vitamin D, really. You need about 6k IUs per day in the winter, even when not sick. It truly works.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

            Everyone around me at work is coughing and wheezing constantly.

            Clearly, the mandatory face diaper policy is working great!

            I’ve had a lingering cough since New Year’s.

            In mid-2017 I picked up a cough that lingered for the better part of a year.

          • Bill of Rights January 14, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

            Night Owl: do you live in East or West Germany?

          • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            Bill,

            I live in the western part, though much of the former East has gone through quite a rejuvenation process and there are some amazing places there if you like old-school architecture (pre-Commie).

            The only negative is that the economy has never really caught up, so the only areas that are really doing well are tourist cities like Dresden.

        • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          I’ve never really flown in commercial aircraft that much, but every time I did fly I got sick with a bad cold, a sore throat, tonsillitis and so on. This was in pre Covid days.

          Yeah that is good advice, Owl, Vitamin D (and Vitamin C)

          • benr January 14, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

            Don’t forget Zinc, magnesium and calcium

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

        Muh muh muh MY FLURONA!

        Sorry.

        Couldn’t resist.

        Honestly, hope you are feeling better and will fully recover soon.

    • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Hmmm. Sounds suspiciously like when households pre-2020 would all get a cold or the flu.

      LOL.

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

        Yes, like the common cold. Strangely enough, I used to get 2 or 3 serious colds every year but haven’t even caught one since all this Covid BS started. The only thing I do different is wash my hands alot more than I used to, carry around handi wipes and a bottle of rubbing alcohol in my truck.

        Right now I’m knocking on wood lol.

        • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

          Yeah, I haven’t had the flu for like, 27 years. And a cold for… I don’t remember, maybe 15? Seriously. No idea why, but apparently I have a good immune system.

          I do work on that, though. Supplements, good diet, exercise, sun, etc. Always have.

          Still nothin’ throughout this covid ‘horror’.

      • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

        This really bugs me, Mary. Everyone I know is getting the sniffles and coughs (and I’m not knocking our dear friends here with those symptoms) and is rushing off to get “tested”. Of course, the results all come back positive for China flu. But why can’t they all be seasonal flu or, dare I say it, the common cold? It is winter time and an particularly cold one at that. It seems like we’ve become a race of hypochondriacs. Stop testing, everyone!

        • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

          They are testing positive because the test was slyly changed again to be more sensitive.

          Appears to be their last ditch effort to keep “Omicron” alive.

          But Omicron is fake, so hey.

        • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

          It’s yet another manifestation of the hypnotic mass formation.

          If everyone is doing the same thing – that’s your evidence.

          Nothing to do with illness, they’ve made people afraid of the common cold and flu.

      • Islander January 14, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

        Yeah, and kids would bring “something” back from school.

        Zees is now verboten!!!

    • Anthea January 14, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

      @ observex:

      I fell ill a few days ago. I had the most God-awful headache I’ve ever had in my life. (I rarely get headches at all.) I also had some unpleasant muscle aches. No fever. I was sick enough that I considered breaking out the Ivermectin, but instead I took an extra-strength tylenol and went to bed. The headache was gone in the morning, and I was run-down for a couple of days and slept a lot. I don’t know if it was covid. If so, it hardly even qualifies as a seasonal flu.

  27. Roundball Shaman January 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    “War, the ivermectin of politics!”

    As Edwin Starr told us all those years ago…

    ‘War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for?
    Absolutely NOTHING, uh-huh, uh-huh…’

    So, the Dark Narrative Peddlers like to call ivermectin ‘horse dewormer’ in their demeaning of a useful human medicine. Horses need dewormer because they are highly subject to worm infestations.

    BUT, politics is itself little more than a Worm Infestation gone wild of the highest (lowest?) order. Public offices and Public trust for sale to the high bidder. Slime and swamp everywhere. The political consequence of institutionalized and canonized
    ‘What’s-In-It-For-ME’-ism.

    And We the People are left with the results of a massive National political, social, and financial worm infestation.

    Now that all Americans have been declared to be Domestic Ter’rists… things get even more interesting. All kinds of quasi-legal and faux moral justifications for the demonization of the American people. And also, their process to lay the groundwork for all forms of nastiness and self-righteous bludgeoning of those who do not adequately conform to the tiny allowed window of debate and evaporating numbers of ‘permitted’ things for Americans to say and do. Freedom? Bah. ‘Give Me Government Granted Privileges Or Give Me…!’

    “Maybe a foreign war would play better on social media and The View…”

    Foreign wars are messy and leave bad optics when you get out of them while running for your lives. How about some ‘action’ against those nasty freedom-loving, mask-ditching, Covid Passport burning, uppity States like Florida and Texas? There’s already a low-level conflict going on already. Confused Joe needs a quick and easy win to keep his approval poll numbers from going negative. Be on the lookout for tanks heading South on I-95.

    “What would be our strategy in this war over Ukraine?”

    Make them binge watch The View. That ought to do the trick in short order.

    “The Supreme Court shot down “Joe Biden’s” vaxx mandate for businesses yesterday, and the ‘president’ actually declared that companies should ignore the decision and compel employees to get vaxxed anyway.”

    This tactic actually has possibilities. If the Supremes take on a few more mental midgets and socialist wackos… we could use some kind of precedent to ignore what comes out of those black robed wonders in the future. Thanks for the idea, Mister I’m-Beginning-To-Lose-My-Temper.

  28. RocketDoc January 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    Many Ukrainians would rather have opportunities in the EU rather than Moscow. Those in Lviv would prefer Vienna or Warsaw to Minsk or Smolensk. The USA should not go to war with Russia over their dreams but to the degree that we can support their wish to be independent of Russia, we should, while remaining realistic…

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

      Most Ukrainians don’t understand the real cost of EU membership. They might want to speak with the Greeks before getting lost in the supermarket.

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

        That’s a good point BB. Greece has been the EU economic basket case up until now but if Ukraine gets in it would give Greece a run for its money.

    • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      Yeah, RD, that is how the US sold the Maidan to the Ukies, back in 2014.
      How’s it working out for them?

    • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

      Most wannabe EU members still think it’s the 1990s, where membership means getting one’s snout in the golden euro-trough. Those days are long gone. The EU offers no benefits whatsoever.

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      The ARE independent of Russia.

      What kinda Kool-Aid you be drinkin’?

      Russian helped hold up Uke for years after the breakup of the USSR. Naturally it was mutually beneficial because the USSR had helped build up Uke in the first place with heavy industry and so forth, including defense industry.

      Also, with cheap reliable gas. If the Ukes had just not kept pilfering it, things might have turned out differently. I think this is about where the Bidens come in . . .

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 2:16 am #

      Many Ukrainians would rather have opportunities in the EU rather than Moscow.

      I can very well understand that. I think the Putin/Russia is the last model I would aspire to. Surely the freedoms and career opportunities in the West are so much better.

      What I can’t really tolerate is both Russia and USA/NATO seeing the fertile flat plains of Ukraine as being some chessboard on which they fight their geopolitical (and even physical) wars.

      But all of this hand-wringing is just that, until the Ukraine can elects a genuine government that reflects the moderate position of most of the population.

      • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        Russia has no intention of playing war on the plains of Ukraine, you are insane with TDS.
        And the Ukrainians elected Zelensky on a peace-with-Donbass platform, just like Americans elected Trump on a peace-with-Russia platform.
        How’d that work out for all of us?
        All it did was postpone the Dems insane drive to war for 4 years, but now we’re back on track.
        And the Ukrainians got nothing.

  29. MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

    Love this. Well said, John Rappaport:

    “Question: How do you prevent a disease that has no cause?

    Get back to me after contemplating this for 10 years.

    The so-called disease, COVID, is touted as the result of a virus, but the virus doesn’t exist.

    Nevertheless, a vaccine aimed at beefing up the immune system against the virus that doesn’t exist is heralded as a miracle.

    There is also a test for the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People fear the virus that doesn’t exist.

    Whole countries are locked down to stop the spread of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People wear masks to stop the transmission of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People with no symptoms are called cases of the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    The vaccine can’t stop the transmission of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    The federal database lists over a million injuries reported after the vaccination which was designed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People who refuse the vaccination designed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist are called criminals or even terrorists.

    The virus that doesn’t exist will spread at a small party in a person’s home, but the virus that doesn’t exist will detour around waves of immigrants coming into the country.

    The virus that doesn’t exist was created in a lab.

    The overwhelming percentage of people who die from infection by the virus that doesn’t exist are the elderly, who already have several long-standing serious health problems and have been treated for decades with toxic drugs, and are then given more toxic drugs to kill the virus that doesn’t exist and are sedated with powerful drugs and put on breathing ventilators—a lethal treatment.

    There are at least two variants of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    There are doctors who heavily criticize the current vaccines, but claim that a safe and successful vaccine can be developed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    Other than all of the above, the global public COVID policy is quite sane.”

    Bravo, said it better than I’ve been trying to.

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

      “That’s one magic loogie!” – Kramer

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

        HA!

        Sorry though – Jerry said that. 😀

        (I have watched too much Seinfeld).

        • Blackbird January 15, 2022 at 11:29 am #

          No blue checkmark for me!

    • Roundball Shaman January 14, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      “Question: How do you prevent a disease that has no cause?”

      You don’t. You get go ahead and get ‘it’. Because… without a ‘cause’ there can be no ‘effect’ (on you).

      ‘Oh geez, I got this disease last week that doesn’t exist. A test told me I had it! Some guy who looks like a little weasel on TV said that millions of Americans have it! Everyone is terrified of ‘it’. The skin punctures and stabs don’t stop it. And all this makes me feel just rotten. And I want someone or something to cure me of it!’

      ‘Have you ever considered that YOU are just making YOURSELF sick since the disease has no cause other than your belief in it?’

      ‘What’s next, you’re going to ask me if I EXIST?’

      ‘Well, do you?’

      ‘OF COURSE I DO.’

      ‘Did ‘You’ have a ‘cause’ or not?’

      ‘Sure. My parents.’

      ‘So, You exist because you had a cause. But you have a ‘disease’ that exists that has no cause?’

      ‘R-r-r-r-right…’

      ‘Does that make sense to you?’

      ‘Look, I just Follow The Science. Don’t bother me with such silly questions… You don’t happen to know if there’s a new booster out today, do you?’

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

        Love it. LOL.

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 2:20 am #

      Love this. Well said, John Rappaport:

      Yet another anti-vax Covid-denier rant. Why do you bother with this stuff? It’s all laughable. Seriously – this is very close to certifiable brain damage.

  30. Q. Shtik January 14, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

    My wife and I and BIL, Peter, all tested negative for Covid this morning.

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

      Did you ever have symptoms? What testing kit or protocols did you use? The same both times? Show me your papers!

    • Blackbird January 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Wait a minute – you got Peter to take a “Covid test” but you still can’t get him to: 1) put his clothes on, 2) stop eating the houseplants, 3) poop in the toilet?

      Use his enthusiasm for “Covid testing” to finally get him out of the house. “He Petey ol’ pal, ya gotta take another ‘Covid test’. Gotta go to Mexico this time…”

      • SpeedyBB January 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

        Mexico is where you can get a Sinovac shot. mRNA not included. I’ve had two of those and I’m still quite Long Live The Great Chairman Xi and the Chinese Revulsion.

        (Am I doing it right?)

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

        Busted out laughing.

    • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      There is no test for Covid.

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

        Why do people still believe this? All I can do is laugh. It’s so hopeless.

        • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:03 am #

          Because they don’t care to inform themselves. I maintain that it is an IQ test. Harsh, but over two years in, I have no other explanation. One can only run with the lemmings for so long.

      • ianw January 15, 2022 at 2:22 am #

        There is no test for Covid.

        There is no test for your low IQ.

  31. D from OR January 14, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

    And then there’s this about train robberies in LA.

    Anyone who thinks anything is under control is delusional.

    https://twitter.com/johnschreiber/status/1481770722271760384

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      LA never ceases to amaze. If it’s not carjacking its trainjacking, if it’s not home invasion it’s a nurse nearly beaten to death on the street by a vagrant (yesterday) Looting, assaults, tens of thousands of drug addicts and alcoholics living in the streets, ‘follow home’ robberies … looks like the days of Surf City and California Dreamin’ is long over.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

        We used to have train robberies in olden times.

        • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

          The wild, wild west is BACK, baby!

  32. jim e January 14, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

    “Let the sun shine in.” indeed and along with their recent ruling…

    DIANA ROSS and THE SUPREMES aquarius / let the sunshine in…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-oovHpaWhw

  33. DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

    > “Despite overwhelming proof that the mRNA vaccines don’t work”

    Huh? “An overwhelming majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations are among unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people. In 2021, 85 percent of virus hospitalizations were among those not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

    > “Where Dick Cheney treads, you know war can’t be far behind. That must be what America really needs to pep her up in these days of sagging poll numbers and inflating dollars. War, the ivermectin of politics!”

    OK. Whatever you say, Captian James. I’ll just note that after 21 long years fighting our losing war in Afghanistan — and around $6 trillion squandered dollars along the way — it was Biden who finally got us out of that black hole. The exit wasn’t pretty, but, yes, we’re finally out. This was more than his three predecessors were able to accomplish.

    > “We are fixing to drag that old blue dog to the doghouse, where it can cool out for two years before we put it down for good.”

    Wow. It sounds like JHK is totally behind a one-party authoritarian government going forward. What could possibly go wrong with that plan?

    • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      Joe didn’t get us out of Afghanistan – we finally just had to leave. Afghanistan was a black hole sucking up the energy of our military. The next conflict may end the myth of our military might for good.

      • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        OK. It just magically happened one day that we pulled our troops out of Afghanistan after 21 years. No one actually made that decision. Got it.

        • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          You seem to think that humans are in control of events. More often people just respond to circumstances that can get beyond any human control. Sometimes you just realize that it’s best to stop doing something when it’s obviously stupid or useless.

        • jim e January 14, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

          From start to finish, Desert Storm only lasted 43 days, from Jan. 17 to Feb. 28, 1991.
          We took the bait the second time around.

        • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

          Do you really think POTATUS makes any decisions? LOL.

          He can’t even get through a speech with a teleprompter telling him what to say.

          And he shits his depends in front of the pope.

      • Paula D January 14, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

        It was Trump who negotiated the deal with the Taliban. They signed a treaty saying that the US would leave by May 1st, 2021.
        It was Biden who tore up that treaty, leaving the troops there past May 1st.
        The Taliban didn’t appreciate the broken treaty. Didn’t they realize that that is what the US is known for?

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      It used to be that no matter which party one, the direction of the country was dictated by the US Constitution.

      That is changed, the Dems, no the Deep State want to rewrite all the rules so that Uniparty control with them in charge becomes the norm. Right now, if we do not move both parties back to center, dictatorship is going to come forth.

      I agree, as long as this presentation is given by the Deep State, the Tea Party conservatives are going to try to destroy the Dems.

      Extremism of both sides will destroy the country as a democracy.

      • Mac January 15, 2022 at 6:28 am #

        Wake up, dude. One man/ one vote looting is what destroys democracies.

    • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

      Hahahaha.

      Someone ingests a LOT of CNN.

  34. ianw January 14, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

    We are fixing to drag that old blue dog to the doghouse, where it can cool out for two years before we put it down for good. And a couple more things: “Joe Biden” is done running for president, and Liz Cheney is done running for Congress, or anything else.

    I sincerely believe that it would be in everyone’s interests if all the Cheneys, all the Clintons, all the Trumps, and all the Bidens walked away from, politics altogether. And soon.

    And everyone else over retirement age. Go play with the grandkids, Nancy.

    I think it will be a huge disaster if the Republicans regain the House and Senate in 2022, and not just because they can rig Congressional certification of the president, which they will – 2020 was a dress rehearsal.

    They are committed to one-party rule in perpetuity, and they don’t even hide their intentions any more. That is peak insanity.

    • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      If the Republicans regain the House and Senate in 2022 — and I think they will — it’s Game Over for anything resembling “democracy” in the United States.

      With a majority in Congress, all they have to do to stop ANY Democratic candidate for the presidency is refuse to certify the election results reported by the states after the 2024 election. They are already priming the Republican faithful in the swing states to set up their “alternate slate of electors” (as they tried to do last time).

      In short, I don’t see any way for a Democratic president to win the election in 2024. Not even if they score a solid win in the electoral college vote.

      Well, the democratic experiment had a good run in the United States while it lasted. Far from perfect, but it had many self-correcting mechanisms that, gradually, over time, made for a “more perfect union” that allowed for non-white, non-landholding, non-male citizens to also participate in electoral politics.

      There will be nothing “self-correcting” about a one-party authoritarian cult of personality such as that that will be installed beginning 2025.

      I agree with you that the aging old-guard of politicians need to move along and make room for a new generation. So long Nancy, Chuck, Donald, Mitch, and Hillary. But it will be too little, too late. So long democracy.

      • benr January 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

        Name one Democrat who is not certifiably nuts?
        Their cobbled together electorate of freaks, nuts, control freaks weirdos and perverts are right out of clown world.
        Everyone I know who votes Democrat are also popping SSRI’s like candy.

        • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

          Our Democrat governor Jared Polis is pretty good, as far as politicians go.

          (I know: that’s a lot like saying “the seasonal flu is pretty good, as far as communicable diseases go”.)

          He may be one reason that Democrats won every statewide race in the 2020 elections. The Repubs held control of the state legislature for a number of years, but they seemed incapable of addressing important issues at the state level, like highway and transit improvements, educational needs, and day care options for working parents. I think the voters got tired of listening to the Republican ‘leaders’ whining about taxes and gays and abortion, but not really doing anything about basic government responsibilities.

          So, there you have it. When you fail to deliver, eventually the voters will turn on you.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

        your prescription after the last two years is more blue wave…. good lord. okay.

        • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 15, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

          Actually, I’d happily settle for the opposition Republican Party returning to its roots of seeking lower taxes, more guns, and less governmental regulations (except on abortion, of course) … if in exchange they booted the Trump Cult wing to the curb and committed themselves to strengthening our democratic institutions, rather than planning a slow-moving authoritarian coup.

          A vibrant two-party system with an honest and fact-based policy debate would be healthy for our country.

      • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover that they can vote themselves largesse out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy – to be followed by a dictatorship.” Alexander Fraser Tytler – You are right, DoctorGonzo.

        • workingclasshero January 15, 2022 at 1:37 am #

          So your saying Republicans should be nothing but gold bugs and stewards of the currency? I say Prudence yes,austerity no.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        OMG, you think that a political party that is promoting socialism up to Communism and admits it, promotes tax and spend in a world of break over debt, promotes black racism against whites and Asians, enables phony baloney voting systems, destroys private economy in favor of government control, aKA fascism

        Is promoting democracy?

        You must have learned about democracy in a democratic socialist country.

        The Democrats are the biggest threat against America ever. Democracy is dying as we watch right now. All hail the rise of Communist Amerika.

        • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

          Um, OK.
          Whatever you say, Captain.
          This blog, and the people posting on it, sure ain’t what it used to be.

          • benr January 16, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            Only because they see Democrats for what they are.
            Mind you Republicans are only marginally better.

        • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 16, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

          Breaking news this week:

          ” In the weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump’s allies sent fake certificates to the National Archives declaring that Trump won seven states that he actually lost. The documents had no impact on the outcome of the election, but they are yet another example of how Team Trump tried to subvert the Electoral College — a key line of inquiry for the January 6 committee.

          “The fake certificates were created by Trump allies in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico, who sought to replace valid presidential electors from their states with a pro-Trump slate, according to documents obtained by American Oversight.”

          Jesus Christ. This is seditious sh!t. Please explain to me again how Republicans since 2016 are somehow noble defenders of ‘Democracy’?

      • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

        Aw, look.

        Ianw found a little wokie pal.

        • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          Isn’t it cute? There they are, discussing elections as if they meant anything, or as if they counted the votes honestly.
          Oh, wait, I didn’t mean cute, I meant hilariously deluded.

          • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 16, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

            The Authoritarian Right will save us.

      • ianw January 14, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

        In short, I don’t see any way for a Democratic president to win the election in 2024. Not even if they score a solid win in the electoral college vote.

        I don’t know how truly smart the Democrat brains trust is – but they should be devoting huge energy to meeting and matching all the new laws and restrictions that red state Republicans are ramming into place.

        Rather than dying on a hill pointlessly, they could:

        • have a massive and targeted “Voter-ID drive” where required
        • get every potential Dem voter to hold an approved ID
        • target minority communities where political engagement might be low
        • make sure everyone who moves state, county, or address meets all registration requirements
        • ensure everyone is properly on the electoral roll
        • exploit to the hilt (legally) mail-in voting processes, to the extent they exist in each state
        • train election observers in every aspect of polling booth laws and procedures

        And a whole lot of other strategies too.

        I’m sure some of these things are happening – but there still seems to be a huge number of court challenges grinding through the legal process.

        Basically you’re trying to maximise the vote, and essentially eliminating just about any possibility of “voter fraud” claims arising.

        The MAGA hats are going to scream fraud in every marginal (race and even non-marginal ones) – even in the Midterms, let alone 2024 – the Dems need to be prepared – and able to repel any moves by the Republicans to install “alternative electors”.

        Basically get the vote out, get everyone legal – and play the Republicans at their own game.

        PS Are you channelling Hunter S Thompson by any chance? We enjoyed visiting Colorado – middle of winter – it was freezing. But I could live there.

        • benr January 16, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          Oh you mean like Al Gore did with his hanging chads and what the voters intended to vote for nonsense?

          It’s like Cook County election fraud all over again every year.

          • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 16, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            I seem to recall Al Gore ultimately conceding the election to GW Bush.

            And, in fact, while still Vice President in January 2001, and presiding over a joint session of congress, he fulfilled his Constitutional duty of counting the certified Electoral College results determining that Bush won the EC by one vote.

            Then he graciously made way for a peaceful transition of power to the Bush Administration on Inauguration Day.

            What is Donald Trump’s lame excuse again? Please remind me.

    • benr January 14, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

      Do you REALLY think the Democrats are not trying to toss out Republicans and commit to a one-party system of only Democrats and their ridiculous political kabuki theatre?
      The Democrats are literally so close to a one-party tyranny it really is scary the feckless Republicans are hanging on by the skin of their teeth and you are goose stepping into nonsense as usual.
      Blind as a bat and dumb as a goose.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

        if all that were the case, you’d think dems could put on a little better show right now if this is their last big chance at anything

        • ianw January 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

          You would think so. But I reckon they still believe they’re playing in a game where the other side follows the rules. Silly them.

      • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        Agreed, but it isn’t so much about the Dems. It is the DAVOS group behind them. The Dems and many Reps are either pushing or tacitly supporting the technocratic global plantation.

        They push the same nonsense everywhere: digital IDs, experimental medical treatments for the Coroneau, woke school and workplace programming, the digitization of the healthcare system, and the destruction of borders and national identity.

        • ianw January 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

          Agreed, but it isn’t so much about the Dems. It is the DAVOS group behind them. The Dems and many Reps are either pushing or tacitly supporting the technocratic global plantation.

          LOL. Most Dems and all the Republicans couldn’t find Davos on a map – or think it’s a haemorrhoid treatment! You are a wonder.

          • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            Davos 2020, congress critters in attendance….,
            Cantor, trump, ivanka, jared, munchin neilsen, ross scalia, chao,lighthizer, liddy, and many many more….

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 2:03 am #

            Cantor, trump, ivanka, jared, munchin neilsen, ross scalia, chao,lighthizer, liddy, and many many more….

            Very few of those (if any) are actual Congresspersons, as it happens. Trumpies on a junket – free cocktails and lots of attractive European women to harass …

      • DoctorGonzoSpeaks January 14, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

        Yes, Democrats appear to be working hard to win super-majorities in national, state, and local governing bodies by means of winning a majority of the votes in those jurisdictions.

        That’s not the same thing as trying to suppress voting opportunities for US citizens, or setting up a strategy to throw out the legitimate results of elections.

        If you don’t understand the difference between the two, then you are probably part of the problem.

        • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

          LMAO. Wow.

          • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:05 am #

            Ian must have 5 handles right now.

            It is hilarious.

      • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

        • Overwhelmingly the big lobbying money is conservative / Republican…says EeeYan.

        Except for the biggest money of all, Soro s n co.

        Oh, but he’s not lobbying. He’s ruling.

    • Mac January 15, 2022 at 6:40 am #

      The Republicans want one party rule in perpetuity? Yes, maybe they could do that by packing the Supreme Court, or by illegally changing election rules at the last minute, or by flooding the country with immigrants and giving them free stuff and the vote, or by perpetuating a public health hoax to guarantee another round of mail in ballots. Why, they might even exempt postmen from the jab just to make absolutely sure those ballots get delivered!

  35. Jarek January 14, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

    Cynicism: Metaphysics looks for a black cat in a dark room that doesn’t exist. Theology finds the black cat.

    True Philosophy looks for a black cat in dark room that may exist. Theology finds the cat if they are willing (humble enough) to call It and It is willing to come to them.

    • eatabanker January 14, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

      Perceptive, Uber witty and positive post today Jim. Good one?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

      We had a yellow cat who was harder to see in a dark room than the black cat.

      I’m sure there is a scientific explanation for that, but I never bothered to find out what it was.

      • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Beryl: You mislaid your glasses?

    • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 10:03 pm #

      The metaverse looks for a black guy in a dark womans body that doesn’t exist. Theology sends it to Rome.

  36. Ed Haskell January 14, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    “…Let the sun shine in.”

    Yes. With beer.

    Cheers

    • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

      Now we see through a brown beer bottle, darkly.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        hahaha

      • Alzaebo January 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

        *Guffaw*

        Classic!

  37. Disaffected January 14, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

    More pot, kettle, black. This might actually be a first. A US administration – the long acknowledged master of the dark art of false flags – calling out another country for conducting their own false flag operation in order to justify a war, which itself will be largely carried out to put an end to a rogue administration installed in power by one of the US’s own previous administrations’ false flags. Whew! That’s a mouthful. Getting mighty hard to keep score anymore!

    U.S. intel suggests Russia is planning a false-flag operation

    The Kremlin has operatives already in Ukraine, laying the groundwork for an invasion, say Biden officials.

    Per the official, Russia has already placed a group of operatives “trained in urban warfare and in using explosives” in eastern Ukraine. The intel suggests that this group might “carry out acts of sabotage against Russia’s own proxy-forces,” thereby providing the Kremlin a convenient excuse to send some or all of its 100,000 troops stationed outside of Ukraine over the border.

    The Russian military plans to start these activities “several weeks” before a potential invasion, which is estimated to begin sometime between mid-January and mid-February, the official continued. “We saw this playbook in 2014 with Crimea.”

    Top U.S. officials, including national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in recent days previewed that the U.S. had information suggesting that Moscow was setting the groundwork for another incursion.

    “Russia is laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating a pretext for an invasion, including through sabotage activities and information operations, by accusing Ukraine of preparing an imminent attack against Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine,” Sullivan told reporters at the White House Thursday, promising the administration would share more details within the following 24 hours.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/14/us-intel-russia-false-flag-operation-527112

    • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

      If I was Putin, I would cut off all gas exports routed through Ukraine right now. Let Europe freeze this winter, so they can make up their minds about who their real friends are. He would have a legit excuse – why would one send commodities through enemy territory?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        Speaking of freezing, I just got my utility bill. While all eyes are on Europe, our own government is trying to freeze and starve us.

        • Disaffected January 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

          THAT ain’t no lie! $350 for my little shoe box last month!

      • ianw January 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        If I was Putin, I would cut off all gas exports routed through Ukraine right now.

        Why? Western Europe is Russia’s biggest market – why would they destroy it? They like and need the income.

        Plus the West can impose sanctions on Russia, freeze all their assets overseas, stop Russians travelling, etc. Dictators and oligarchs do not like that – they like flying to London or NYC or the Cayman Islands, and jumping nude into their big piles of money.

        And if push really came to shove, and Europe was starved of oil and gas, NATO would threaten Moscow and they would advise Putin, “You have five days to turn the taps back on, or we’re going to do something really exciting!”..

        • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          That would be exciting ianw! Europe has had several exciting episodes in the last couple of centuries. Who says that they are not due for another one, real soon?

        • rainmaker January 14, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

          With Nordstream 2, who needs Ukraine siphoning Russia’s gas?

        • NoLongerHuman January 14, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

          Western Oligarchs like sex with little kids

          Russia has the right to border security

          US has 800 bases around the entire globe some in countries that have demanded they leave (Syria, Iraq, Cuba)

        • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:08 am #

          When does Putin activate the Doomsday Glacier?

          And what is the “Manchurian Candidate’s” role?

          We never did get an update on Putin’s shift in plans after 2020.

          Come on, Ian. Don’t be shy now.

          Give us some of that Russo-MAGA nutfudge.

      • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

        You have to feel a lot of disdain for the Euroweenies. They hate America but want an American led and financed NATO to defend them, and they hate that nasty Mr Putin but have managed to put all their energy needs into his hands.

        • NoLongerHuman January 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

          Are you sure they do want NATO dictating who they can do business with or could it be all that all their leaders are hand picked puppets from the same financial destructive leaning institutions. Could it really be that we have them by the balls between debt and embarrassing secrets we gathered from every technology device they use.

          After all that’s what the Alphabet agencies and Tech giants do

          How many europeans have you spoken to

      • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        They stupidly allowed Western internet and media into their country. China kept all that shit out. No color revolutions there.

        Also NGO’s. Wtf? Why let those carpetbaggers in?

        • ianw January 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

          Also NGO’s. Wtf? Why let those carpetbaggers in?

          Check you white privilege, comrade. Those NGOs try to stop women and kids dying in droves because men play at war games.

          • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:09 am #

            Yes, comrade.

            You are part of the “International Russo-MAGA” conspiracy.

            Let me tell you about NGOs.

            LOL.

        • ianw January 15, 2022 at 3:13 am #

          I don’t know where you live, but you come across as a deplorable from Podunk Indiana, who’s never been more than about 100 km in their whole life. Am I right? I expect I am.

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 6:04 am #

            Says the parochial Aussie who thinks growing wine grapes in England is a gobal warming fantasy …

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

      Dis

      One question for you.

      What did you think of the Cuban missile crisis? 90 miles away.

      What would you think if Russia got involved in Mexican elections and stopped a proAmerican president?

      BTW, put China in instead of Russia, that is happening at cartel level.

      • Disaffected January 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

        Seems you’ve got everything bass ackwards again JAZ. That’s exactly what we’re doing to THEM right now with this encirclement strategy. I think you’ve been so conditioned to see DC as “the US” and as some “shining city on a hill” that you just can’t see things clearly.

        We are an OCCUPIED country right now, have been since even before 9-11. The bastards running DC are war criminals awaiting trial.

        You gotta stop sipping the exceptionalist Kool-Aid, my friend. It’ll rot your brain!

        • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

          Okay, Dis.

          Where do we go from here? I agree with you about the Deep State.

          It seems that every country goes through this, where the government takes over dominates and then thrown out by the people.

          We have 50 states, each with their own agenda, is that the basis for the revolution that needs to happen?

          I hear your opinion, to say it another way, are the war criminals in DC a worse enemy than Russia or China. I do believe this myself.

          • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

            Well, John AZ, what military leader of what country has declared that their main enemy is the American people?
            China? No. Russia? No.
            That would be Mark Milley, chairman of the USA Joint Chiesf of Staff.
            Hell ya, the war criminals in DC are your biggest enemy!
            And I have NO doubt that they are planning on releasing a weapon, either biological or chemical, on Americans naive enough to show up in Wash, DC on Jan 23.
            They could release a poison that destroys a person’s kidneys and lungs, and then call the ensuing deaths “Covid deaths” and the covidiots would do their usual ghoulish dance of delight over the graves of those people upholding the Nuremberg Code.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

            And I have NO doubt that they are planning on releasing a weapon, either biological or chemical, on Americans naïve enough to show up in Wash, DC on Jan 23.

            Handing out referrals to a psychologist and a decent tailor would be a lot more useful.

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

      It takes one to know one . . .

      Didn’t Biden say he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw . . .evil . . . (bwa haha)

      Maybe he was looking in the mirror!

      Except, sadly, I think Biden is too far gone even to be evil . . . Takes a certain amount of mental agility to be evil.

  38. freedomforever January 14, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    If science can’t be questioned it’s not science anymore. It’s propaganda. They want to rip on people for taking Ivermectin. I researched and saw the evidence on the internet. Research papers are on the internet for those who wants to see. Top respected world doctors are being under defamation by MSM and vaccine manufacturers. I won’t back down recommeding IVM. You can get yours by visiting https://ivmcures.com

    • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      Agreed. Has anyone isolated and purified the virus yet?

      Looks to me like all we have are the computer models someone created and gave to Drosten to develop the test that can’t show whether one is sick or not.

      Science.

  39. anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

    “I’ve got half a mind to throw my own hat in the ring. ”

    DO it James!!! I know it’s basically a kamikaze move, but YOU see which way the wind blows, and there is historical precedent…
    Kennedys speach impediment would make YOU his mouthpiece, &
    Moses speach impediment made Aaron speak for him.

    (Also we have signed letters from our hallowed future VP already,…to treasure, frame or barter as history will see fit).

    & thanx for that. 🙂 & the hope.

  40. aibohphobia January 14, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

    Trump worship you say? Apparently not everyone is kidding about this. You can get a Trump Buddha statue from Amazon, suitable for your home shrine–Also available in Temple sizes up to 16 feet;

    https://www.amazon.com/Donald-President-Handmade-Souvenir-Accessories/dp/B093BL9F9V/ref=sr_1_4?crid=5AD8SVX7LAL3&keywords=Donald+Trump+ZEN+Statue&qid=1642192810&sprefix=donald+trump+zen+statue%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-4

    As for COVID, the chief objection seems to be that the un-vaxxed are clogging up the emergency rooms. This could be fixed by signing a DNR order, so that you die at home if you get COVID, but get treated for anything else. If you have no COVID concerns, it could get the health system off your back.

    • Hereward the Woke January 14, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

      I’m rather sick of having my liberties and livelihood destroyed just so doctors and nurses don’t have to work so hard.

    • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      We know you have a Fauci doll, Ian.

      • Islander January 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

        Maybe even a Fauci altar!

    • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

      “As for COVID, the chief objection seems to be that the un-vaxxed are clogging up the emergency rooms.”

      Well, that’s funny because even fullfact.org, not known for putting honesty before government propaganda, have had to admit that it’s the vaxxed who are there in greater numbers.

      https://fullfact.org/health/economist-vaccination-status/

      Oops! When fullfact are backed into a corner, you know the narrative is falling apart.

      And The Herald, one of Scotland’s biggest mainstream newspapers:

      https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19843315.covid-scotland-case-rates-lowest-unvaccinated-double-jabbed-elderly-drive-rise-hospital-admissions/

      “Double-jabbed Scots are now more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid than the unvaccinated amid an increase in elderly people falling ill due to waning immunity.

      It comes amid “weird” data showing that case rates have been lower in unvaccinated individuals than the single, double, or even triple-jabbed since Omicron became the dominant variant in Scotland.

      “Weird”. Yeah …

      • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

        Translation: Moronic is just a cold. And unvaccinated people aren’t bothered by a cold. But double-vaccinated people whose immune systems have been damaged by the vaxxes seem to be very bothered by a cold.

        Oh dear. Better get more jabs in arms before too many people notice.

        Eventually our resident troll will find himself fighting a cold in hospital.

        Assuming he’s vaxxed as he says he is, which isn’t assured.

    • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

      Did you celebrate your “Fauci Ouchie”?

    • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

      The chief ”propaganda line” seems to be the un-vaxxed are clogging up ERs.
      Fixed it for you.
      I think at this point, people smart enough to avoid the GMO injectable are also smart enough to know to stay out of hospitals if they get sick.
      Between the Remsdevir and the ventilators, the odds of surviving a hospital stay are grim.

  41. tom clark January 14, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

    “We’re fixing to drag that old blue dog to the doghouse where it can cool out for two years before we put it down for good.”

    Who’s this ‘we’ your talkin’ about and to be replaced by what, or will we simply have a one-party system? I suppose many on this blog would argue that’s the case now, but I’m not quite that much of a pessimist (yet). I still go to church on Sundays and count my blessings.

    • jim e January 14, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      But why not on Saturday?

      The Fourth Commandment to remember the the Sabbath day concludes the section of the Ten Commandments that specifically helps define a proper relationship with God and how we are to love, worship and relate to Him. It explains why and when we need to take special time to draw closer to our Creator.

      “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shall you labour, and do all your work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11

      Why is setting apart one day a week so important that God included it as one of His Ten Commandments? The Sabbath, the seventh day of the week was set apart by God as a time of rest and spiritual rejuvenation.

      https://www.the-ten-commandments.org/fourth_commandment.html

      • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

        Jim e, Christ rose on Sunday, that’s why not Saturday. The Jewish Sabbath runs from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.

        New Adam, new Eve, new life, new Sabbath.

        Yes, the Sabbath is meant to be a complete rest for ALL of us, and it will be again, soon.

        • messianicdruid January 14, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

          Jerome changed the Law without authority. The Sabbath was made for man, a day of rest.

          Following the commandents and doctrines of men means you are in transgression, 1 John 3:4.

          • anmariwakaranai January 15, 2022 at 12:56 am #

            Interesting mess. Gonna check that out.

          • messianicdruid January 15, 2022 at 8:26 am #

            “Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”

            This includes whenever. This doesn’t change the day of rest to the first day of the week. Pray without ceasing!

          • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            Christ gave all power to the Apostles – and the Keys themselves to Peter. The Jewish Law? It was crucified on the cross. We don’t follow it. Christians that start following it and participating in Jewish holy days are messing with their faith. Why? Because the Sabbath and (some) of the Festivals speak of the Messiah to come. And since He already came, it is a de facto denial of him by those who should know better.

            I went to Chuck Missler’s Church when I lived in Post Falls – a chance to look into the heart of the cult. They’re good people, very fervent though I disagree vehemently with their idea of “replacement theology”. One very learned disciple of Missler said, No you don’t have to follow the Jewish Law. But this was God’s instructions about how to live this life in all its details. Don’t you kind of want to know about all that?

            An interesting point with some validity. Maybe Christ didn’t talk about all this stuff because he intended people to keep following it, though not the religious law.

    • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

      We already essentially have a 1 party system.

  42. Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

    “Breaking: The UK government admits that vaccines have damaged the natural immune system of those who have been double-vaccinated. The UK government has admitted that once you have been double-vaccinated, you will never again be able to acquire full natural immunity to Covid variants – or possibly any other virus. So let’s watch the “real” pandemic begin now! In its Week 42 “COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report”, the UK Department of Health admits on page 23 that “N antibody levels appear to be lower in people who become infected after two doses of vaccination”. It goes on to say that this drop in antibodies is essentially permanent. What does this mean? We know that vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission of the virus (indeed, the report elsewhere shows that vaccinated adults are now much more likely to be infected than unvaccinated ones). The British now find that the vaccine interferes with the body’s ability to make antibodies after infection not only against the spike protein but also against other parts of the virus. In particular, vaccinated people do not appear to form antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein, the envelope of the virus, which is a crucial part of the response in unvaccinated people. In the long term, the vaccinated are far more susceptible to any mutations in the spike protein, even if they have already been infected and cured once or more. The unvaccinated, on the other hand, will gain lasting, if not permanent, immunity to all strains of the alleged virus after being naturally infected with it even once.

    Source:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1027511/Vaccine-surveillance-report-week-42.pdf

    The first insurance companies are backing down because a huge wave of claims is coming their way. Anthony Fauci confirms that the PCR test cannot detect live viruses. Anthony Fauci confirms that neither the antigen test nor the PCR test can tell us whether someone is contagious or not!!! This invalidates all the foundations of the so-called pandemic. The PCR test was the only indication of a pandemic. Without PCR-TEST no pandemic For all the press workers, doctors, lawyers, prosecutors etc. THIS is the final key, the ultimate proof that the measures must all be lifted immediately!”

    https://t.me/RealGenFlynn/1975

    • Jarek January 14, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      With fire not water.

    • Disaffected January 14, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

      I was gonna ask, but I see now that the above was Gen Flynn’s summation based on the gov.uk document I guess.

      Call me old fashioned, but I still continue to think that this was will not be won with scientific papers, opinions, studies, databases, or any of that nonsense. Most people don’t understand any of it, nor should they be expected to, and the waters have been sufficiently muddied on both sides of the issue that it will never be settled.

      ALL OF THIS is basically a civil liberties issue, of which ConVid is just the latest front in an ongoing war between totalitarian neo-fascist governments in the west who have rightly assessed that the ship is going down on their watch, and now want to consolidate the loot they’ve plundered over the course of the past 75 years or so by eliminating all the people who provided it to them in the first place. Simple as that.

      And if people aren’t bright enough to wake up, look around, and see for themselves that there’s simply NO PANDEMIC AT ALL out there, then there’s really no hope for the stupid bastards in the first place and they’re fully deserving of whatever Fauci and Co. have in store for them.

      • Forrest Grump January 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

        • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

          sayt’s taykehhn

      • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        I agree. But that said, the info. on the kill shots is coming out left and right. The European Medicines Agency also just said publicly said that the shots destroy the immune system.

        I view the whole thing as an IQ test. I can understand maybe taking one, given the circumstances and the fact that many people do not take the time to dissect what we are fed by the corporate media, but at some point you either engage your brain or you do not.

        Those who have taken two, three, or even four are in trouble. No way around it now.

        • Islander January 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

          NIght Owl,
          We need actual quotes here, not paraphrases.

          I don’t see how Flynn came to his conclusions. He didn’t actually quote anything in the UK doc.

          So, where has the EMA said this?

          Language (i.e., if not English) used is not an issue.

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

            islander

            https://twitter.com/N625662/status/1481203014845276161

            Now got a Twitter ‘misleading!’ tag. I suppose they can’t cancel the EMA …

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            There’s this from Expose UK too, islander, which uses the UK’s vaccine surveillance reports:

            https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/09/uk-gov-data-suggests-fully-vaccinated-developing-ade/

          • Islander January 14, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

            Thanks, Green Alba.

            Doesn’t Alba mean “white”?

            Are you Green White???

          • GreenAlba January 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

            Alba means Scotland, in Gaelic.

            That’s why Albany, NY, is called Albany. 🙂

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

            We need actual quotes here, not paraphrases.

            Spin is the modus operandi …

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 5:21 am #

            Says the troll, reading from page 2 of his Troll Handbook.

          • Islander January 15, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

            Albany — learn something every day!

            Settled by Scots?

            I.e., Alba, NY?

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany%2C_New_York#British_Occupation_to_1800

            “Albany is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies[24] and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.[g] When New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany (later James II of England and James VII of Scotland).[27][h] Duke of Albany was a Scottish title given since 1398, generally to a younger son of the King of Scots.[28] The name is ultimately derived from Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland.”

          • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

            Interesting about Albany. I never knew. That’s a stone’s throw away from my hometown.

      • ianw January 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

        And if people aren’t bright enough to wake up, look around, and see for themselves that there’s simply NO PANDEMIC AT ALL out there, then there’s really no hope for the stupid bastards …

        This is just absurd … there are hundreds of thousands of ill people, thousands in heavily overloaded hospitals, and indeed hundreds and sometimes thousands dying of the virus.

        When you see stories of many ambulances ramped at hospitals – no room in the ER – no beds, no staff … what do you think? It has all been staged on a Davos film set – directed by Klaus Schwab himself?

        We can argue about the word “pandemic”, and finer points of semantics – but there is a potentially serious and even lethal respiratory disease out and about, and it is very easily transmitted via aerosol means through quite casual contact.

        The vaccines work to prevent the more serious effects of the virus.

        • Harry Bolsogna January 15, 2022 at 1:07 am #

          How many of them have influenza? How many have pneumonia? How about norovirus? How about one of many coronaviruses? You are absurd. The vaccines clearly don’t work and are currently showing negative efficacy. Do you know what that means? They create a higher likelihood for acquiring a covid infection than being unvaccinated. Doesn’t sound like they are working. Not safe either genius.

          • MaryQueen January 15, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

            He’s hopeless.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 10:48 pm #

            How many of them have influenza? How many have pneumonia? How about norovirus? How about one of many coronaviruses?

            Do you really believe that medical services (highly trained and well-equipped pathologists, etc) cannot tell the difference between all these illnesses?

            It’s not the 18th Century.

            They create a higher likelihood for acquiring a covid infection than being unvaccinated.

            There is no credible evidence for this – and more importantly, it’s still the case that a big majority of those requiring intensive hospital treatment are unvaccinated, despite their being only a small minority of the population.

        • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 5:26 am #

          “The vaccines work to prevent the more serious effects of the virus.”

          If the ‘vaccines’ didn’t destroy immune systems (as admitted by the EMA), the vaxxed wouldn’t be in hospital with respiratory infections clogging up wards. Nor would so many of them be in hospital for other things, like heart failure, strokes and other events known to be caused by the ‘vaccines’.

          We already know that the UK government had to admit that 44% of those supposedly in hospital ‘with’ covid were in there for other things and just happened to test positive for covid, which doesn’t even mean they had covid in the first place.

          Spin, as you mentioned.

        • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

          “When you see stories of many ambulances ramped at hospitals – no room in the ER – no beds, no staff … what do you think?”

          I think they should have been given early outpatient treatment according to the protocols developed in 2020 by many doctors, including Peter McCullough (who only lost 2 patients from covid). Then they wouldn’t be in hospital at all, let alone queuing in an ambulance?

          And most of the off-label drugs used cost very little to next to nothing. But that wouldn’t do, for your paymasters, would it?

          And it was never in the plan. You don’t get an EUA for a clot-shot if there are recognised treatments.

          As if you didn’t know that.

          • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            Beantown Bill told us why the ERs are full of patients already – they are gullible people worked up into a panic by the media, running to the ER with their runny noses because the talking heads told them they were going to die.
            No staff because the some of the staff was laid off because of the mandates and you can figure out why they are overwhelmed.

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

      In this context, what does “backing down” mean?

      I read through most of hte UK document. I don’t see where it states what Gen.
      Flynn says. A lot of the language does seem vague, and I couldn’t really see any kind of wrapup except that they are ceasing to do this type of survellance for some reason.

      In the doc’s early sections there seems to be a lot of talk about cases and testing positive, as opposed to actual diagnosis of the disease of covid.

      I don’t see any useful info at all on the PCR tests. On what basis did Flynn make his inferences?

      To me as a lay person the doc seems designed to say in effect nothing much that is useful or comprehensible to a lay person.

      They do cite use of Cominarty—where does that come from? I thought that Com was actually not yet in production.

      • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

        I thought the German government disclosure was clearer.

    • ianw January 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

      Would that be the pardoned criminal and traitor, General Flynn? I get all my medical advice from him.

      • Forrest Grump January 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

        As opposed to the FaucMouse?

  43. Jarek January 14, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

    She tempted Jesse and he did eat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeZ8pMoFDh8

    Look how confident she is, how competent in evil! Is this not demonic?

    In the Near Space series by Larry Niven, there are wireheads who just plug into the wall. No muss, no fuss. The pleasure centers of the brain are stimulated. They typically die of thirst or starve to death because they can’t unplug. They just don’t want to. Why don’t the Elite kill us like this instead?

    Louis Wu loves the juice but wants to live so he creates a timer system that shuts it off. he then had to take twenty minutes of intense concentration to get it back on. By then sanity has reasserted itself and he could take car of his bodily nees.

    • anmariwakaranai January 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

      I believe the metaverse covers this j.

      • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:12 am #

        If you were plugged in like that, you wouldn’t need an alternate world and the advanced technology that implies. You just need an extension cord, a plug, and the jack into your brain.

        They did preliminary work in this direction decades ago. It seems to have been stopped, but of course may have continued someplace quietly.

    • beantownbill. January 14, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

      Ah, yes, Louis Wu. I attended his 200th birthday party in Boston in the late ‘80’s or ‘90’s. If you see him, say hello to Gil ‘the Arm’ Hamilton for me.

    • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:09 am #

      Yes, great ideas, stories, and characters. The Ringworld novel was good, but the extended series I found tedious.

    • Blackbird January 15, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      My (now discarded) theory was that they would get rid of us through virtual reality. I mean the really good stuff, like you really think it’s real. Who wouldn’t choose a virtual utopia over this increasingly unliveable world? Of course, once in that electronic wonderland: thoughts implanted, thoughts read, heart attacks, starvation. And who will notice, with everyone living out their private fantasys?

      Unplug after a 36 hour binge – and wonder why there are muddy footprints leading from your door to your feet. “Why’s there blood on my shirt?” “Who’s at the door?”

      Guess they were impatient…

  44. 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

    15 years ago, maybe 10, if I told you what our near-future holds, you would have asked me where I get my pot.
    Or how long was I committed.

    Yet people doubt we live in a simulation run by future stoned teens.

    -Bruce Jenner
    -Trump
    -The greatest ever “female” Jeopardy Champion
    -The new flu
    -Australia
    -Mail-in voting
    -Joe Rogan a beacon of resistance
    -Seth Rogen has a career
    -Fascist LARPing gangs
    -Bezos’ Space Penis
    -Israeli pederast blackmail rings
    -NFT’s
    -Mail-in voting
    -Vaccine freedom cards

    • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

      and of course, Klauss VonLuftSchwabben

    • malthuss January 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

      chemtrails
      killer shots
      the return of child killer Fauci

      • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

        Chemtrail nonsense has been going on forever

        But Fauci should be framed as the sycophantic mass worship of a totem of the deep state.
        He is, quite literally, a lifelong bureaucrat.

        The grand wizard of technocracy.
        He is the grandfather of the fatherland of the big brother.

        It is absolutely sickening.

        • Night Owl January 14, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

          Fauci the grandwizard of technocracy? He is an errand boy.

          • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            I think of him as more of mob captain.

          • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 11:05 pm #

            There is no greater bureaucrat
            None

    • ianw January 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

      Interesting collection Avatar … care to clarify why Australia (aka Best Country on Earth) is on your shit-list?

      • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

        The soon to be Chinese province of Retrognathia, filled with inbred squeaky voiced chipmunk teeth fascist sycophants.

        Anyone here can tell you, and I’ve been here a long time, Duncan days or before, that I’m not jingoistic flag waver, but god damned if Americans ever act like bootlicking loyalist inmate progeny like the backward Australians

        Orwell knew something

        Oceania

        Genius

        • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:28 am #

          Orwell knew quite a lot. He was MI6 and a member of the Foreign Offices covert propaganda unit, known as the Information Research Department.

          Much of what he wrote in 1984 was based on potential future societal scenarios, which were based directly on information he had access to during his time in intelligence.

          You should look into it. Fascinating guy.

        • ianw January 15, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

          I’m not [a] jingoistic flag waver, but god damned if Americans ever act like bootlicking loyalist inmate progeny like the backward Australians

          LOL Perhaps you’re just terribly jealous that we grow fat and prosperous selling vast amounts of stuff to our good friends in East Asia.

          Backward? We’re very capable at running drama-free elections, having political leaders who are young enough not to remember LBJ, and we have a smooth transition between administrations. We have smaller government generally

          And we have better beaches and better sports!

          • 100th Avatar January 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            A certain loyalist hasn’t been to Hawaii

            How’s your mandarin?

          • 100th Avatar January 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

            Ian doesn’t seem to understand why there are smooth “transitions”of power

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

            A certain loyalist hasn’t been to Hawaii

            I have – three times – even took the local bus around to Waimea Bay – Pipeline. There is some big surf sure, but our beaches are far more attractive in just about every respect. I am being objective of course.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

            Ian doesn’t seem to understand why there are smooth “transitions” of power.

            Watch out! The Davos Bogeymen are coming to get you!

  45. malthuss January 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

    I was told that there would be BIG jars of mayo for .99 cents at the 99 cent store,
    Id gone to 2 other stores and could not believe their lousy mayo selection or prices or whatever.

    I got 3 items at 99 cent store.
    candy 99 cents
    chips 3.99
    small may 2.99

    7.98 for 3 items

    • Islander January 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

      Speaking of inflation, a choco-mint candy bar has gone from 99 cents to $1.79.

      • 100th Avatar January 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

        I won’t even tell you about Tony Chocolonely

        • Forrest Grump January 14, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

          That’s good. I hear Chips-N-Shit is a big seller in the hood these days. Pricey, though.

          • Forrest Grump January 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

            From the manufacturer: “A delicious concoction of assorted chips, nuts, popcorn, candy, pretzels, doughnuts, and whatever other high fat, high salt, high sugar shit we had left over from our other manufacturing processes, all fried up in our proprietary blend of rancid palm kernel oil into mouth watering bite-size clumps, providing a perfect compliment for those late night binges with your favorite malt beverage. Available in 32 and 64 oz bags, both of which include a complimentary industrial solvent-soaked slop rag for a neat and tidy cleanup afterwards. Go to sleep drunk, wake up from a diabetic coma later. Sweet dreams!”

            Mmm… mmm… good!

        • Blackbird January 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          Sea salt?! What’s the big deal with “sea salt”? Jumpin’ Jesus! Salt is salt – sodium chloride, one atom of sodium shackin’ up with one atom of chlorine – as was meant to be. Anything else is the result of impurities – add that shit yourself. But oh no… “I don’t eat that nasty salt they dig out from underneath Dee-troit. I only eat sea salt, skimmed from the purist ocean waters by Swiss virgins.” I’m warnin’ ya, keep suckin’ salt out of the ocean and stuff’s gonna start sinkin’.

          $5 for a goddamn candy bar – that sumbitch deserves to be lonely.

      • messianicdruid January 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

        I bought a Zero bar for ten cents. The new ones don’t taste as good either. [ if I still had that dime I could trade it for 2 FRNs ]

    • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

      candy 99 cents
      chips 3.99
      small may 2.99

      Do you have a conscientious objection to buying food?

  46. dPwOrKs2 January 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

    Great read today Mr. Kunstler in fact every read has been excellent and extremely enjoyable. Thanks

  47. Starlost January 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

    “From the looks of things around ‘Joe Biden’s’ White House, where a weird concrete fortification is being hoisted up on the north lawn as I write…”

    I’d have hated for the Internet to be aware of my lawn about a year ago, when a mysterious excavation throwing up intimidating mounds of dirt extended from the street to my house. Because a pipe was being replaced. I’m sure Jim is just joshing and knows that the purpose of the White House wall is doubtless innocuous and meaningless. But tell it to everybody else busily divining portent about it.

  48. mitchellc January 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

    Just a friendly reminder that none of us would even be here except for petroleum.

    Global population began its current trajectory (from 1.5b to 8b+) around 1900. Those large families of 6-10 kids all started surviving, and so here we are instead of being loose atoms in the ether.

    Btw, One may notice that’s when the finds that created 4 of the seven sisters occurred. Shortly after, we got ww1, where 1 theater (ottoman) was the Persian fields. Ww2 followed, featuring both pearl and stalingrag (again oil) as the key points.

    Post ww2, everyone is familiar with the endless geo political and financial (petro dollar) activities that has formed our very political/economic existence.

    These basic facts being duly noted, the most obvious observation is that population will revert to the pre oil baseline of 1b+- as we peak and decline. It doesn’t take a nefarious master plan, its just cold hard nature.

    The planners of course would like to ride the wave down
    While remaining in control. It’s just basic human nature. Speaking of which is the contra side where all the people who shouldn’t even be here gripe and complain in entitled bitterness.

    Go back and read the comments. 98% reflect anger at the changing course of events, not quite realizing that kind of life was literally a one off event.

    Jim has to create content, and it’s much easier to simply counter the gusher of mass media “news”. One must also consider the audience, which also craves a response to the official narrative.

    Practically no one (at least here) takes a broad macro view, which if they did would lead to some general conclusions.

    – since I wasn’t supposed to be here anyway, I’m having fun while it lasts

    – since shit is going down, I’m staying away as much as possible from 1st order effects (ie direct kinetic touch)

    – when neo feudal societies are (re)created, whether techno with the geniuses in control, or trad if they aren’t, our lives (that everyone seems to complain about) will become legend, myth and maybe form a basis for new religions

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

      “none of us would even be here except for petroleum…

      – since I wasn’t supposed to be here anyway”

      * who knows what’s SUPPOSED to be? no one. hence, acceptance is the best path.

      “I’m having fun while it lasts”

      * fun, okay, sure. what about attempting contribution to better human futures? what about fighting human weaknesses which led to the current disordered situation? “fun” does not contraindicate these. neither does it imply them.

      “when neo feudal societies are (re)created…”

      * imo, “neo-feudal” will quickly break down further, through anarchy to tribalism

      “…our lives (that everyone seems to complain about) will become legend, myth and maybe form a basis for new religions

      * hahahaha. more like a damn laughingstock!

    • ianw January 14, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

      These basic facts being duly noted, the most obvious observation is that population will revert to the pre oil baseline of 1b+- as we peak and decline. It doesn’t take a nefarious master plan, its just cold hard nature.

      Not sure this is supported. A reversion to one billion is not likely.

      We have made huge advances in food production (and not all green revolution food technology is totally dependent on fossil fuels), we have far better medical treatment, especially the survival of many formerly lethal diseases, but most importantly we do have alternative energy sources that did not exist in 1900.

      Of course when oil+gas supply does peak and then decline, life will have to become different. We won’t all have nuclear, solar, or even electric vehicles, and like may become much more local. Flying will become exclusive again.

      Big cities will cease to continue to grow, and as they become increasingly untenable, they will decline in population and attractiveness.

      We don’t know yet where the peak population number might be – some demographers talk about 8-9 billion later this century – but there are still a lot of assumptions and variables in there.

      Population decline might be extremely uneven, with developing countries continuing to populate for a long time. Lots of people in poor countries will have wretched lives, and many in the West will have much more modest ones.

      But I expect overall, there will be a plateau and then a gradual decrease in population over a century or so.

      There are no precipitous events that are likely to result in any form of population reduction, other than through natural death-rates gradually becoming higher than replacement via live births.

      No Davos conspiracies and reset theories are going to change any of this.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        this is known as “the chardonnay scenario,” where nothing all that traumatic for anyone happens while, meanwhile, the entire basis of contemporary society is ripped from underneath it.

        though i do agree that much change will be more gradual than we might imagine, and also agree that davos will be a laughingstock before too long… these shifts are going to be revolutionary on a scale of 10,000 years—multi-millennia. the whole paradigm of civilization-building will be shaken and fall.

        even return to 1 billion is likely, ultimately, a conservatively high number, imo, as the path to 1 billion was thoroughly intertwined with the particular civilization-building paradigm that brought us here. the one that is now dying with finality. new civilizations will operate on new paradigms.

        *low-key apologies for using the word “paradigm”

        • ianw January 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

          this is known as “the chardonnay scenario,”

          LOL – as it happens being 16-19 hours ahead of y’all I do most of my writing between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm my time – well before any Chardonnay has passed my lips!

          But yes, I’m pretty-much a gradualist in most of these things … the inertia is enormous, and it takes a lot for big changes to happen.

          But if oil gets to $125 a barrel – I might need to get back to you.

        • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

          Throughout history, the rich take from the poor until the poor’s lives are threatened by the rich. Then the SHTF and the rich either move elsewhere or are terminated. Then the cycle starts again. There has NEVER been a society that avoided this cycle, EVER.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            we go back to PRE-history (all that history that happened before the history that got written).

            the “rich” did not “take” from the “poor”

            there were fewer exploitative social relationships dragging out generation to generation, or even year to year.

            instead the strong just put the weak in the ground, completed the domination quickly, once for all, when there was conflict.

            or if they were smart they did

      • TaxDonkey January 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

        The data that are out there unfortunately do support the likelihood that we are in ecological overshoot. Most striking is that global energy production is no longer increasing. This is just the truth, I am not making up numbers. The term ‘peak everything’ that someone coined about a decade ago is now more true than ever.

      • mitchellc January 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

        You can tell a lot about a person by what they say.

        The most dominant trait in the comments are from the high emotionals who cling to Jim’s optimistic projections. I mean, they get *really* torqued about what is happening.

        Next up are the cynics, who shield their disappointment of human failure/high ideals with atainitan accurate, albeit negative perspective on current events.

        Sprinkled among these groups are interesting non sequitur responses from people that somehow don’t fully grok what’s going on. Whether a dickly troll, or someone who stumbled into the forum and likes being contrary, it’s either entertaining or very boring.

        Here’s a simple thought experiment: what will people 5,000 years from now think about us and our times? How about just 250 years, the time since the USA was founded with approx 3m Euro people living in all of the N American colonies?

        If you cant quite figure out that we are the anomaly, that our expectations of justice, law, social order, etc were entirely a figment of imagination supported by incredible luxurious surplus, then it sucks to be you.

        Fed.gov knows exactly what’s happening, which is why they are logically positioning for war. My advice is to stop pretending, stop dreaming and wake up to what is actually happening and why.

        • mitchellc January 14, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

          I mean see the reply below by pucker

          Who gives a fvck about what or what scotus doesn’t do. As if the constitution, foisted on the people in a classic insider deal, bears any weight.

          We exist in a war time environment. Fed.gov knows ecactly what’s happening. You think any justice can order more petrol supplies?

          Don’t listen to what people say, observe what they do. Hubbert published his report in FVCKING 1956 for doGs sake.

          Rickover got the navy going nuke during the 50s. Think these guys didn’t know about all the ww2 belligerent supply issues?

          Jfc, it’s too bad even a site like this can’t focus

          • MaryQueen January 14, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            You seem to think random commenters should be acting as one platoon or something.

            LOL.

          • Islander January 15, 2022 at 9:25 am #

            Gosh, what a waste of “fucks.”

        • JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

          Yeah, the government has been malleable in this country over the two centuries, liberal then conservative changing according to the vote.

          Until the last thirty years where the Deep State has found a way to cancel the effects of the vote. 2020 is just the latest example.

          • ianw January 14, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

            The capitalist state (deep and otherwise) has been methodically and ruthlessly suppressing revolutionary thought since the first trade-union backed labour parties won elections, and of course the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.

            They have destroyed unions, oppressed worker demands, legitimised the theft of wealth by the ruling class, outlawed communism, fractured class solidarity, and eviscerated class consciousness.

            Ably supported by a (mostly) conservative and pro-capitalist mass media, and of course Hollywood.

            Victory was pretty-much declared when lots of working-class people voted for Ronald Reagan, and rejected liberals such as Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey.

            Elections have become beauty pageants based on personalities – not serious politics, or voting for your own interests.

          • GreenAlba January 15, 2022 at 6:21 am #

            “Elections have become beauty pageants based on personalities – not serious politics, or voting for your own interests.”

            That’ll be why you keep telling us politicians are going to be responsive to voters’ wishes when it comes to covid restrictions.

            If you were less desperate, you might manage some internal consistency.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            In the US anyway, unions became so corrupt and political they no longer represented the workers. The workers rejected the unions, it had little to do with the PTB.

            Today, the Liberal PTB do not give one damn about Joe Average. Obama is responsible for sending millions of jobs overseas, removing the little bit of influence unions held. All in the name of AGW.

            Your hero worship of liberals is BS.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

            Today, the Liberal PTB do not give one damn about Joe Average. Obama is responsible for sending millions of jobs overseas

            The transfer of American jobs to low-cost countries has been going on for decades – with surges in the Reagan and Bush II years. See the history of Ford and GM as examples.

            Obama had his hands full just trying to save the country from the ravages of the finance industry and Wall Street.

            Again – US Presidents don’t control where corporations locate their plants – they go where the logistics and profits are optimised.

  49. Pucker January 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

    I haven’t yet read the SCOTUS opinion re: the Vaccine Mandates, but it seems that 3 moronic, brain dead Justices asserted that the Courts should not be able to question and overrule the “Health Experts” on matters of health? In other words, they should not be able to question the “Authority” even where the “Authority” is corrupt and has huge Conflicts of Interests. Pure, raw Authoritarianism. OMG!

    It’s another repackaging of “The Best and the Brightest” nightmare thesis….

  50. gustafson.robert.22 January 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

    “what will people 5,000 years from now think about us and our times? How about just 250 years…?”

    this might be the simplest thought-experiment ever

    first and foremost, they will think “those fucking idiots built a whole ass civilization with all the planet’s gas energy in a way that was doomed to implode in a couple hundred years when the gas ran out. What morons!”

    secondarily (very secondarily), they will think, “they did do some cool stuff with telescopes though. at least they accomplished something”

    • mitchellc January 14, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

      We will be remembered as gods

      The idea of Justice, of anything even remotely “fair” will be cast as heaven

      Imagine if zebras had a 100 year period where they negotiated with lions *and* the lions recognized the rules?

      If you want to know how pre surplus societies were ordered, merely look at their caste legacies. This is *our* future.

      Woke, blm, etc are a psyop designed to break down resistance. It’s purpose is to destroy opposition.

      Someone always sits at the top of the pyramid; the current crew aims to remain there.

      They are preparing for war. We know the ones who are perceived as a threat.

      • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:07 am #

        You are correct. Just as the New Guinean Tribesmen built runways and effigy airplanes in order to get more cargo from the gods – White Americans.

        • malthuss January 15, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          cargo cunts?

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 4:49 am #

        maybe mitch, maybe. not necessarily at all.

        why wouldnt the zebras remember “that time when we negotiated with lions, thought we were hot shit. our herds got way too fucking big. then it all collapsed and we’re back to being regular zebras again, like we should have been all along. it really is better this way, and our ancestors were fools, in the end, to try that short-lived, disastrous power-play. we should never try that again.” ?

        no reason not to believe that, unless you belong to the foolish “church of the sanctity of 20th century riches”

        the idea that everyone will is ludicrous

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 4:58 am #

        bonkers actually, for mitch c to be locked on “they will remember us as gods”

        one card in a deck of possibilities

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 5:01 am #

          but mitch is so proud of his opinions!…

          and jarek loves the way they might play into his ever-simplistic race-takes (20th century whites will be revered forever!!)

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 7:11 am #

        “The idea of Justice, of anything even remotely “fair” will be cast as heaven”

        this is actually the dumbest line.

        no, no one will feel that bad for the “oil-born” billions that didn’t get to leave progeny, or who died.

        but they will judge this current project of civilization as mostly stupid.

        and will go on creating moralities that apply to their future situations

    • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:27 am #

      No Gustaph, they won’t because they will have lost all of those concepts. They will remember their mighty ancestors as gods. Some pagans, like the Europeans and Japanese, felt that their royalty were descended from the gods. So this kind of feeling toned thought could easily reassert itself given the magnitude of the collapse and all the huge ruins all over the place.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 4:43 am #

        it could. it is possible. people are fucking dumb, i can’t argue that.

        there are other possibilities. native americans were unimpressed with London, when they went. “okay, your huts are just bigger.” now guns, yes. they were impressed.

        i do not think it’s any kind of given that all the concepts are lost. ESPECIALLY IF RECOGNIZED WIDELY DURING THE COLLAPSE PERIOD. people will want answers. some knowledge will be preserved. maybe whatever is deemed important going forward.

        the “story of the ancestors with all the plastic shit, when people were many and then died quickly.” … what reason do i have that this story will not be preserved in some form? none, necessarily.

        it will not be like the new guineans encountering airplanes.

        it will be like the airplane pilot and crew crashing on an uninhabited island, marooned there.

        entirely different.

        and some of the outcome will depend on us, now. how well an accurate understanding of current events is spread.

        which is why mitch c’s “fun while the lights are on” mantras are rather repellant, and childish

        • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          Yeah, the myth of an abused Mother Earth is already a religion. So they might keep this and say that the ancients were destroyed by Mother for their abuses of Her. I must say though, that if history is any judge, this kind of attitude usually leads to ritualized human sacrifice.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            it really has fuck-all to do with the abused mother, and everything to do with social structures capable of healthy population-growth rates

          • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            Because her blood, the oil, is being sucked by human parasites. Stop being so rational. Your neolithic heroes won’t be.

            This is the future you want – one of ignorant savages and their stupid, violent beliefs.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 15, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

            I dunno, Jarek

            I’ve been reading about Paleo, Meso and Neolithic archeology, and it turns out, contrary to cliché, they were not “ignorant savages and their stupid, violent beliefs.”

            That applies more to historic times. Our ancient ancestors were apparently in tune with concepts like cooperativism, not depleting resource niches, quite egalitarian to a degree. Not warlike, not greedy.

            Waves of nomadic warriors probably from Central Asia erased those societies from the face of the world, and “history” started.

          • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

            Well Rulo, I agree but Gustaph doesn’t. He wants things as primitive as possible, and he’s fine with violence. But then expects them to have the same beliefs that he has now!

            He wants the cannibals talking about ecology and how Civilization was crazy because it used up the Earth’s resources.

        • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

          Human knowledge may not be preserved. After the fall of Rome a lot of knowledge was lost.
          I watched a YouTube video that popped up (for some reason) about a rich dude in Florence in 800 or so (can’t remember) who wanted to build a temple, but no one could figure out how to do it.
          Then some architect dug into old documents buried in the catacombs and found out how they did it back in the day, so he built another temple and they all rejoiced.
          But I was like, what? They forgot how to build domes?
          I knew that they had burned books and libraries of other civilizations, but I didn’t realize they forgot their own.

    • Rulo Deschamps January 15, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      gustafson,

      any life form that comes in contact with certain radioactive wastes will die – for a quarter million years.

      Even when our civilization is around and the lights are still on, we have trouble managing and containing these toxic byproducts of our hubris. 250 years? 5 thousand? 250,000?

      Without counting many other basically eternal (for all practical purposes) consequences of our brilliance, plastics, many chemicals, genetic manipulation.

      Gods? No. In a Lovecraftian sense maybe. Imagine this 3rd rock from the Sun in 10 million years and the new lifeforms in it, capable of feeding off radioactive waste and micro plastics.

      A Buddha or a Jesus are the closest we’ve come to conceiving enlightened superior beings, or Gods. Also many archaic deities with roots in the Stone Age. Message: simplicity, joy, gratefulness, anti-greed. Not Muhammed and Allah, not Yahveh, angry, jealous. Not the science god, the artificial intelligence god, control freaks, greedy.

      I simplify too much. Eat, drink & be merry. Plant seeds.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

        cheers

        i hope the planet’s not poisoned. i hope humans have a chance to put it all together. to end it now feels incomplete.

  51. JohnAZ January 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

    Anybody notice the price of oil lately.

    Over 84 dollars today and rising.

    Gasoline will start their upward trend again soon.

    $4 and $5 a gallon this year?

    The beginning of the end is here.

    • BackRowHeckler January 15, 2022 at 5:18 am #

      It’s being done deliberately by the Biden Administration to get American consumers to accept EVs, which it has gone balls to the wall for in accordance with their ‘Climate Pledges’ made in Paris in 2016. It’s the same logic that is being used to dismantle our energy grid (which, incidentally, will never be rebuilt).

      “Sure a GM Chevy Silverado costs $108,000, but look, gas is $8 per gallon”.

      That’s what killing the Keystone Pipeline project was all about “ON DAY ONE”, only a year ago, but it seems like a lifetime ago.

      • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 5:59 am #

        It is also a further control mechanism. When the ID2020 conditions are fulfilled, and we all have a digital ID, these IDs will be linked to a network that also ties in with your electric vehicle’s computer.

        Overexceed your carbon ration? Don’t have the latest BigPharma product in your veins? Your car does not start.

      • ianw January 15, 2022 at 6:10 am #

        It’s being done deliberately by the Biden Administration to get American consumers to accept EVs

        Nonsense – and conspiracy jive.

        Biden and the Democrat brains trust couldn’t give a flying fuck about EVs, or even trips to the moon.

        All they care about are the Midterms and then 2024. They fervently want inflation down, gas prices down, the pandemic to fade, and the supply chain issues fixed – they only care about re-election, and not being pummelled in November.

        • benr January 15, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          Another ridiculous post from the resident village idiot.

          Tell me dim one why did Joe Biden mess with the Keystone pipeline?

          Either you’re an idiot or a liar well you are both let’s get real!

          https://energywatch-inc.com/biden-energy-policy/

          Biden’s energy policy is vast and ambitious. We’ve broken it down into a short list:

          Require aggressive methane pollution limits for new and existing oil and gas operations
          Develop rigorous new fuel economy standards to ensure 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions
          Ban new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.
          Enact legislation in 2021 that puts the U.S. on the path to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions no later than 2050.
          Invest $400 billion over ten years in clean energy and innovation.
          Establish ARPA-C, a new research agency focused on accelerating climate technologies.
          Accelerate the deployment of clean technology throughout the U.S. economy.
          Set a target of reducing the carbon footprint of the U.S. building stock 50% by 2035, creating incentives for retrofits that combine appliance electrification, efficiency, and on-site clean power generation.
          Require public companies to disclose climate-related financial risks and the greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains.

          • benr January 15, 2022 at 11:12 am #

            The joke in all of this is the new “clean energy” platforms are gross polluters in production and end of life platforms.
            One way or another this shit is toxic to produce and dispose of.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            Benr

            All true, but the real disaster is the Democratic drive to destroy the Fossil fuel basis for the economy before a legitimate alternative is developed, assuming an alternative is possible.

            So far, the prophets have been correct that no legitimate alternatives are on the drawing board, let alone in production. The practicality of alternatives is a joke, even Greta has seen the absurdity of the claims.

            The ignorance, forced or unforced, of the people who are making huge decisions right now in the government is Dis quieting. They are worthless. Think what the EV situation would be if one man, Musk, was not the driver (pun intended) of the industry.

            Bottom line, the technology to create an alternative to today’s world simply does not exist, and the advance of said technology looks to be unlikely. Just watch the EU, genuflecting to the stupidity of the globalists quest for power using AGW, jerking back and forth with alternatives and the still needing Russian oil and gas to run things. It is not even close.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 11:02 pm #

            The joke in all of this is the new “clean energy” platforms are gross polluters in production and end of life platforms. One way or another this shit is toxic to produce and dispose of.

            I don’t disagree – I am a serious renewable energy sceptic indeed, while I firmly believe that anthropogenic global warming is real and not over-exaggerated.

            The solution is a reduction in consumption, and a winding back of hyper-complexity and hyper-technology – in a systematic way, before JHK’s World Made By Hand becomes inevitable.

            But humans – being less smart than yeast – are not going to voluntarily cut back their consumption and “way of life” – they’ll do it until they can’t.

      • ianw January 15, 2022 at 6:19 am #

        Note to all the conspiracy disciples: the US President does NOT control the price of Brent Crude or West Texas Intermediate … it is a global commodity.

        • BackRowHeckler January 15, 2022 at 6:43 am #

          No, but high energy prices come next November will drive out of office every Dem Senate and House candidate. That’s the bright side of expensive gasoline.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:20 am #

            Unless the GOP can manage to put in a Deep State contrarian as president, or contrarians in the Congress to “fire” the idiocy we have in the WH, the Uniparty will just continue to grow. Half of the GOP is DeepState. The real battle is DC against the people. Right now, I do not see a way of wresting control away from the scum in DC without secession of some sort.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

            No, but high energy prices come next November will drive out of office every Dem Senate and House candidate. That’s the bright side of expensive gasoline.

            That may happen – I’m just pushing back on the absurd notion that the Biden Administration is forcing up the price of gasoline on purpose, for EV and AGW reasons.

            It would be political suicide, particularly in a context where none of the media give President Biden they free pass they gave to Trump, whose corruption and incompetence were routinely normalised. Still are, come to that.

          • benr January 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            @ianw

            That may happen – I’m just pushing back on the absurd notion that the Biden Administration is forcing up the price of gasoline on purpose, for EV and AGW reasons. -VILLAGE IDIOT

            You’re pushing back are you kidding me he has already said he wants EV and they are doing everything they can to make it painful at the pump. There is nothing to push back on.
            Under Obomnable they said that energy costs would skyrocket and Joe Biden is Obama 3rd term same idiots same feckless dithering policies same moronic messaging.

            Here’s one line that President Barack Obama might want to rewind: “Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” -Barry Soetoro

            “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them,” Obama said, responding to a question about his cap-and-trade plan. He later added, “Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” -same idiot

        • benr January 15, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          He has done EVERYTHING he can to surge the prices.
          Pain at the pump is like driving the cost of cigarettes through the roof to change people’s habits.

          Your arguments are like a child that has not bothered to ever listen or even look at anything.

          Everything you post is wrong, and opinion based.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            An undereducated, child in denial about the evil pursuits of a power driven mob. A sucker who has bought into the “we will take care of you” crowd. A non independent person who needs that government to take care of him, and will defend its right to do so.

            The world is changing, the Great Reset is the loss of independence.

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 11:22 pm #

            A sucker who has bought into the “we will take care of you” crowd. A non independent person who needs that government to take care of him, and will defend its right to do so.

            I don’t need government to take care of me – I’m a totally independent self-funded retiree that makes no welfare or any other claims on the public purse – working and saving all your life has its advantages. We do not have one dollar of debt.

            You make no allowances for cultural differences – you live in the US where the ruthlessness of its systems are way outside international norms – very low minimum wages, lousy savings plans, no national medical insurance, grossly unfair tax regimes, huge power to corporations and almost none to the working person.

            It doesn’t have to be this way. You should welcome any Great Reset that comes your way.

        • Rulo Deschamps January 15, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

          The US president doesn’t control anything, just like Ronald McDonald doesn’t control McD’s – it’s just its mascot.

          The network of interests behind the US president control a great deal, though. Take the price of oil. The most recent example would be the shale oil boom, made possible at the cost of cheap loans that will never be paid back, courtesy of US taxpayers, and environmental destruction including billions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals injected into the horizontal wells to give us another decade or so of “American way of life” cheap gas.

          In 1955, US oil extraction was about 2.5 billion barrels per year. In 1970, domestic production peaked at 3.5 billion. by 1985, it was back to roughly 2.5 bbls/yr, and in decline. By 2015, most easily recoverable oil was gone, but an infusion of cheap credit was financing another upward surge, this time fueled by more problematic, dangerous and difficult reserves: deep sea, previously protected natural areas, and especially, fracking. At 3 bbls/yr, the shale oil boom peaked in 2015, short of the 1970 all time high, and has been in decline since.

          Mr K has written a lot about all this. And while your statement that the president doesn’t control the price of oil is true, the wider context is that the puppeteers behind the figurehead do in fact control a great deal, including, at times, the price of oil.

          • ianw January 16, 2022 at 12:25 am #

            I agree with your post – and have read a huge amount (probably too much) about peak oil.

            I would add that OPEC and non-OPEC countries influence the price of oil about 80%, and even they are subject to world-wide rises and falls in demand, and constraints on their production & delivery capacity.

      • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        BRH

        Read about an EV being developed in China that will cost an unbelievable low amount, like in the single digit thousands. Seems impossible,

        But if it is true, how will the US react?

        Keeping markets open will destroy any semblance of an auto industry in the US. Without that, another huge component of what is left of US manufacturing will be kaput.

        Just remember what opening to Japan did.

  52. beantownbill. January 14, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

    I spoke to my wife’s cardiologist (btw, a great guy) today. He says that although the area’s hospitals are very busy, they are not overcrowded as the media say.

    • Paula D January 15, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

      I just quoted you unthread about what your neighbor told you.
      Thanks for the reality checks.

  53. Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:24 am #

    Anthea: Women are marginally more liberal than men.

    Hooey. See the famous electoral map, What would America look like if only women voted. Then look at, What would America look like if only men voted.

    https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A-map-generated-in-response-to-Nate-Silvers-original-What-if-only-women-voted-viral_fig5_325181270

    How could anyone not know this, at least approximately and intuitively? Is her shadow preventing her from knowing the simple and obvious truth?

    Women and slaves want freebies, as much as they can get from the Government or by Government extortion of free White Men, either as a group, or in the case of a wife, via the divorce industry.

    • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      Four generations ago, women were dependent on men to be the breadwinners. Four generations ago, the world was a sane place, people were content with societal roles, kids were not nutcases trying to figure out what sex they were, politics were not an insane asylum. So lots of labor saving devices were invented to free women of the drudgery of their role in society. A child care industry was invented to relief them of their child rearing responsibility. Women were at last free to participate in society, IOW, compete with men instead of complement them. At least in the eyes of a few women at that time.

      Look at the world today, did society make good choices? Our liberated world really sucks!

      • ianw January 16, 2022 at 12:37 am #

        Four generations ago, women were dependent on men to be the breadwinners. Four generations ago, the world was a sane place, people were content with societal roles,

        This is nonsense JAZ – looking through a rose-coloured rearview mirror.

        I grew up in a suburban street in the late 1950s-1960s – probably similar to millions of such streets in working-class neighbourhoods across American cities.

        There was one old car per house, the men worked in often mundane jobs, and most of the “housewives” went delirious with boredom and the limitations on their lives.

        I was often asked to bike to the shops to get the era’s equivalent of opioid painkillers. They wrecked their kidneys.

        My mother worked all her life – apart from the actual years when she was bearing three kids – but she was very much the exception. Neither of my grandmothers worked, never drove a car, and never flew overseas – they barely left their home state.

        Next you’ll be advising us that African-Americans were happier and better off being slaves. Give us a break!

        • messianicdruid January 16, 2022 at 10:34 am #

          Most of us would go back to that time as a child in a heartbeat.

          • ianw January 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

            White straight males with decent careers maybe … for everyone else, perhaps not so much.

  54. Proton January 15, 2022 at 1:19 am #

    This Ukraine thing makes me laugh. Americans are playing a multi-dimensional board game whose rules they don’t remotely understand, which change all the time anyway, and which the opposing players routinely disregard.

    And, dear me, Americans witlessly gave away half of their game tokens to one of the other contestants. Oh yes, there’s more than two because the wily fellas from Beijing are sitting at the table. Like the reluctant virgin they had to be tempted by Americans, their most ardent suitors, the American logic being that the Chinese would finally put out if given enough incentives. Which is how they got all those game board tokens formerly in American hands. Stupid, no? The Americans I mean.

    And let’s not pretend that others haven’t got an interest in the proceedings. The Turks, for example, aren’t that far out of living memory of having ruled an empire. And Ukraine and Russia are right on their doorstep. Not that the Turks are currently in any shape to conquer anybody, let alone an empire, but maybe it’s worth noting that they still have some aggressive juices and that they have a big military and that Erdogan is in some deep financial shit right now with a lot of discontent to deal with and maybe a nice war would be a salutary distraction. Preferably one fought by other parties, but one close enough to home to draw people’s attention. And who knows how things would shake out. Maybe the Turks could carve out some turf at minimal expense?

    So is Putin smart enough to draw the US into a war over a rottenly corrupt territory that will as sure as we sit here turn into a financial millstone to bankrupt its conqueror?

    Maybe that’s the wrong question. Maybe the question is whether the fools running the Pentagon and the State Department are dumb enough to be drawn in.

    If Ukraine by itself was worth the expenditure and the exertions, Putin would have done it by now. But by no stretch is it worth it. Not to NATO, that’s for sure. What would the Ukraine have to offer? Would NATO really need to expand to the Russian border? To what end exactly?

    It’s only value is as a buffer between one spavined ‘power’ (ie Russia), and other even more spavined ‘powers’ (the Europeans). Why would the US get mired in this nonsense? It would be hideous. You would avert your eyes. Watching Russia and the US going at it would be like watching old people fuck, the only question being which one expires first.

    Which is why the inscrutable Chinese are at the table and keenly observing, and maybe more. What’s their game plan?

    • tucsonspur January 15, 2022 at 2:17 am #

      Their game plan is to prepare for the coming Die-Centennial, as I call it. Our 300+ is their .3 added to the billion. Many mouths to feed and backs to clothe. Although the Chinese dynasties ended in 1912, an embedded, fervent nationalistic ethos probably remains. I’m certainly no Chinese scholar, but how you best govern 1.3 to 1.4 billion people is most likely the way they are doing it now.

      The present condition of our ‘nation’ has been well described above. We’ve got nukes and a still comparatively strong military, but currently the situation is evolving more and more into one where there is nothing worth defending anymore except the stark maintenance of our physical existence. Maybe that’s enough.

      Both Russia and China could/should be working towards our civil upheaval, our internal collapse.

      Good article on Putin and the Russians. Yes, NYT.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/world/europe/putin-ukraine-russia.html

      • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 4:20 am #

        “I’m certainly no Chinese scholar, but how you best govern 1.3 to 1.4 billion people is most likely the way they are doing it now”

        When not torturing and enslaving Uyghurs, Xi and co. keep busy marching Covid “rule breakers” around in white Hazmat suits for public ridicule.

        Looks like something out of a neofeudalistic dystopia.

        https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/30/china-parades-covid-rule-breakers-in-public-shaming-through-streets-15842730/?ico=more_text_links

        Your wisdom knows no bounds.

        Any updates for us on the “Doomsday Glacier,” BTW?

        • tucsonspur January 15, 2022 at 5:11 am #

          I told you before that I won’t always give in to your masochistic inclinations. I just gave you another verbal beating and I thought that your perversion just might be satisfied, but no, you keep coming back for more.

          If you insist on continuing this behavior, in the future I won’t even consider smacking you around a bit. I’m tired of punishing you. I’m not a sadist.

          So, this is it, probably your last lashing…. enjoy.

          YOU SHAMELESS PERVERTED PUTZ!!

          • ianw January 15, 2022 at 5:52 am #

            YOU SHAMELESS PERVERTED PUTZ!!

            Have a little bit of sympathy TS – he’s an extremely Low IQ cubicle worker in some German shithole, because he couldn’t make it in America.

            He’s an Anschluss-Corona frat-boy, and a totally devoted pod-person cult member. There’s no reasoning with the zombie brain-dead. Give it a rest, and go look elsewhere for a reasonable discussion of the major issues that we face – some of the stuff that JHK raises.

            They’re not to be found anywhere near him, that’s for sure.

          • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 5:55 am #

            More caps and exclamation points.

            You commie nut.

          • benr January 15, 2022 at 11:17 am #

            @ts

            But where was N.O. wrong?
            Your exchange was hardly a lashing.

        • MaryQueen January 15, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          LMAO!

          • Night Owl January 15, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

            This is how most exchanges end with Tucson.

            Unfortunate, as I really wanted to know more about the necessity of Chinese technofascism, as well as the danger we are all in from the Doomsday Glacier.

    • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      The Russians are our enemy, right?

      Whose enemy?

      Who uses Russia as the enemy, who used Russia as the enemy, Russiagate? Who has repeatedly used Russia as the target in their wag the dog exercises? Who has repeatedly used Russia as the diversion while tearing down the USA?

      Hint: everyone needs an enemy to consolidate power.

      So who is it that has consolidated power in the US to the point there is very little opposition left, except at the ballot box, and they are working on that.

      • JohnAZ January 15, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        China? Just watch and see. Success is not fighting the US or Russia, it is letting them demolish each other.

        China reminds me of Mein Kampf, conquer the world for the Chinese people to inhabit, but the CCP has learned that they do not have to do it themselves.

    • Proton January 15, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

      All,

      I don’t see where Russian and American interests are in conflict. If they collide it’s because one side or both are in the mood for a scrap. Or because arms dealers need to make more money. As ole General Butler said, war is a racket.

      But the days of global communism are done, so that justification is gone, those of globe-girdling capitalism not far behind, with a whole slew of forces dismantling piece-by-piece those arrangements loosely called neo-liberalism.

      Much to the displeasure of the Davos class – many or all of which see themselves as in-charge of this new (now old) world order for the sake of self-aggrandizement with the added zest of their business cartels sucking everyone dry – the world by necessity is re-localizing. It has to.

      That glorious border-less planet, the better to exploit slave-wage labor and to move money beyond the reach of national tax regimes, is de-rezzing, shedding bits as the days and months pass. De-globalization is coming.

      As far as China goes, they’re no geniuses as evidenced by the litany of calamities they’ve inflicted on themselves, but lately they’re seeming to smarten up. Are they bright enough to know to not interfere with adversaries when their adversaries are busy screwing themselves? I would think so, they have got at least that much moxie.

      Something John AZ said; foreign enemies are needed especially by corrupt and despotic regimes to justify their rule. Corrupt despotism is something Americans are becoming well acquainted with as we see the degeneracy of a once vibrant and once widely prosperous place.

      An aggressive – even if comically inept – America is what Putin needs. Hence the Russian troops along the Ukrainian border sitting there as an unbearable temptation for American war-mongers and war-profiteers. Putin needs Biden as much as Biden needs Putin. Meanwhile I can picture Xi sitting there chuckling, manfully resisting the temptation to intercede somehow to spark a war.

      To touch on something Tusconspur said about the Chinese, they have got a massive problem feeding those teeming cities especially now that they’ve gotten some pork and poultry in their diet. They want more. Good luck to the CCP. They’ve got their work cut out.

      But to think such an old and deeply rooted people are going to change their ways because Americans come waving money and whispering sweet nothings is pure craziness. Just how crazy we can see for ourselves as this is no theorizing, we’ve seen such a thing in action. Did it work?

      No, it was a monumental flop, China now sitting on America’s industrial backbone, giving orders to that class of cretins that thought it such a good idea and can’t-lose proposition.

      Some really stupid people stepped up and showed the world the reach of human idiocy. They thought they could remake at will such a place with the massive population and economy and deep history (8,000 year old Chinese artifacts have been found with markings that look like writing) with such civilizational momentum and inertia. It was an act of incredible hubris and a preposterous over-estimation of their own capacity.

      Can’t lose? Well, they lost. The Chinese won. The idiots who were so sure they’d be giving Beijing orders find themselves taking them. It was inevitable. How could it have been otherwise?

      • ianw January 16, 2022 at 12:56 am #

        I don’t see where Russian and American interests are in conflict. If they collide it’s because one side or both are in the mood for a scrap. Or because arms dealers need to make more money. As ole General Butler said, war is a racket.

        I agree entirely – there is only a very small elite in DC and arms factories who believe being a war hawk is good for the soul, their careers, and their bank balance.

        I also don’t think there is conflict between the US and China either – the intersection of their mutual interests are absolutely huge.

        There are issues to do with oil and gas … no doubt about that. But those geopolitical games are played out pretty-much away from the Big Three powers.

        And always remember, “The American way of life is not negotiable!”.

  55. tucsonspur January 15, 2022 at 2:50 am #

    The JWST is nearing its L2 point. Mirrors and sunshield successfully deployed. What will it ‘see’?

    Everything in the Universe is moving. Right now, on a local note, I’m spinning around with the Earth at about 880 mph. The speed depends on your latitude.

    The Universe is expanding, billions and billions of galaxies moving apart at phenomenal rates. Check out the velocities of stars around our supposed central black hole. Boggles the mind.

    Anyway, I know that this condition could probably never exist, but picture our galaxy, the Milky Way, as the only one in the Universe. What would it be doing, where would it be ‘going’? You picture it hanging there, but wouldn’t it ‘fall’? To where?

    In this expanding Universe, besides towards the “Great Attractor” and the like, where are all these galaxies going and why are they going there? The profundities involved with the simple concept of motion are deep indeed.

    • beantownbill. January 15, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      Astronomers have estimated there’s probably a trillion galaxies in the universe. Two years ago, some astronomers said there could be as many as ten trillion. No one knows for sure because of cosmic inflation, which has pushed objects in the universe so far that even at the speed of light, there hasn’t been enough time for their light to reach us. Sounds kinda like our budget deficits, doesn’t it?

      • malthuss January 15, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        I cannot wrap my mind around such a big –uh–area? creation, universe.

        • beantownbill. January 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          No one can emotionally understand such hugeness. But it is in 3 dimensions, so it’s the big volume. I find it difficult to comprehend myself and wonder if we really know anything – that the universe is something we can’t even imagine.

    • Jarek January 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      The Universe is curved. They farther they fly apart, the closer they begin to move towards each other again. And then, Bang, they all collide. The end is a new beginning. The Big Bang is the Alpha and the Omega.

      Any other questions?

      • beantownbill. January 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

        Picture a balloon. Spots on the surface don’t move closer together when the balloon gets bigger, they move away from each other.

  56. ianw January 15, 2022 at 4:29 am #

    It’s great that the JWST telescope is so far behaving and operating as planned.

    Some of your other questions are too complex to contemplate. We are in one of 200 billion galaxies at least, powering through space at truly enormous speeds.

    But we can sit here under a tree on the banks of a river – and believe the whole universe is still. As it should be.

    • SpeedyBB January 15, 2022 at 7:28 am #