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     Historians of the future, boiling up a nice spring bouillabaisse of nettles, cattail tubers, and frogs over their campfires, will pore over John Durham’s mystifying RussiaGate report for clues as to what begat the smoldering wreck of the legal system that once girded all the rough-and-ready ways of the old America, turning us into a land of simpering zombies. There was, apparently, a strange, Satanic cult called the FBI that cast a spell over the land, giving license to wickedness and depravity that transformed a once-upright folk into liars, until nobody knew what was the right way to do anything anymore….

     Of course, we do not live in the future, only on the thrilling edge of it, and it is still possible to see through the fog of mystification creeping over our lives. Though one Rachel Maddow yet raves on, and the FBI still sends SWAT teams hither and yon to cow the righteous, and an evil mummy resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, our country knows the score. It was hoaxed, played, bamboozled. A trip was laid on us. The law was turned against the people by the very officers of the courts: the lawyers. Shakespeare had the right idea — and forgive me for not spelling it out (but consult Henry VI, Part II Act IV Scene II at your leisure).

     Yes, John Durham’s report was a disappointment, but isn’t it obvious that he was already done-in by the bootless prosecutions last year of Michael Sussmann and Igor Danchenko in the gangrenous DC district federal court, which sent the message: Hey, why bother, pal? Any additional cases against the likes of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and the rest of the gang would have resulted in the greatest exhibition of memory-loss ever seen in the annals of jurisprudence. And, as to expecting the government to produce documents in evidence… well, who amongst us can hold his breath for, say, seventy-five years?

     It is impossible for now to know the constraints placed on Mr. Durham by Attorney General Merrick Garland — though it appears that Mr. Garland is just the latest initiate into the years-long shuck-and-jive that amounts to a seditious conspiracy against the republic. That is, add Mr. Garland to the long list of officials who have a lot at risk and a lot to hide, so he’s used his vested powers to hamstring Mr. Durham. But the heart of the story is out, despite all that, and pretty baldly stated: Hillary Clinton started the whole RussiaGate gag to take the heat off her own turpitudes. The federal agency heads and their lieutenants avidly used Hillary’s concocted falsehoods to foment malicious prosecutions and drive the naively accommodating President Trump out of office, and stopped at nothing until they succeeded.

     There it is. We will now have to muddle through and go forward, a savagely deformed polity. Still, it will be edifying to see Mr. Durham testify before The House Judiciary Committee next week, as Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has requested. Mr. Durham may even wish to use the opportunity to redeem his tarnished reputation. Some items for review: Why did Mr. Durham omit to investigate the deceitful Mueller team (especially its actual director, Andrew Weissmann), which was an obvious cover-up operation? Ditto: the role played by President Barack Obama in the scheme to interfere in the 2016 election? Ditto: the operation to hide and then discredit Hunter Biden’s crime-stuffed laptop during the 2020 presidential election? Ditto: what has been the CIA’s role in all of this? I believe Mr. Durham will provide many interesting answers to these queries. It may be the only forum that will ever avail him to speak honestly.

     Presumably the House Judiciary Committee members are lawyers, and have a host of aide lawyers to fall back on for legal advice. Can someone please ask Mr. Durham why he did not bring a charge of conspiracy to commit sedition under the RICO act against the whole gang of RussiaGate players based on the “enterprise rationale” that the evidence suggests they were all vested in an effort to defenestrate a sitting president?

      We will go forward from this whether we like it or not, of course, because the arrow of time flies only in that direction. What is the best way out of this wilderness of dishonor and disgrace? Take a lesson from the campaign, so far, of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The way Mr. Kennedy has been straight-talking — around the coordinated slanders and scurrilities of an ignoble news media — he makes the current leadership of the Democratic Party look like the most pathetic claque of rascally whack-jobs ever assembled under a gonfalon. Keep your eye on RFK, Jr. He’s moving downfield, even without blocking.

    Side-note or post-script, for those interested in how the vaccination story is going: A close friend went into the CVS pharmacy looking for a “get well soon” card. There were none. A clerk on-hand right there in the aisle said, “we can’t keep them in stock.” No “sympathy” cards either. Draw your conclusions.

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497 Responses to “Dum-Da-Dum-Dum…Dah”

  1. Greg May 19, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    Jim, if nothing else, you’ve given us over these past few years a fine list of recipes to try out over the post-collapse campfires. : )

    On a more serious note, here are two proposals going forward; 1) We need to make sure that our County Sheriffs are able and willing to enforce the rule of law under the constitution and 2) State governments need to revive nullification of unconstitutional laws. On this latter point, no less than Thomas Jefferson pointed out that the Supreme Court, being a creature of the federal government, would tend to rule in favor of federal power. The States must determine to be a bulwark against a stacked or otherwise compromised SCOTUS.

    I should add that State nullification is not to be used to take away freedoms recognized (not granted!) by the Constitution but to preserve those freedoms. For example, one of the first uses of State nullification was in the years leading up to the Second War of Secession (as our campfire historians may phrase it) when Wisconsin refused to enforce the federally-mandated Fugitive Slave laws.

    • Bill of Rights May 19, 2023 at 9:46 am #

      This sounds like an interesting topic Greg. Could you give some examples of how the Sheriffs would handle enforcing the law in ways other than we understand them today? Thanks.

      • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 10:17 am #

        BoR – Not speaking for Greg, but County Sheriffs are the highest constitutional officers in the land. It’s not so much enforcing law, as not enforcing (federal) law. In their respective jurisdictions, they are not subject to federal law – only bound by their oaths to uphold the Constitution.

        Our Sheriff has said more than once that federal officers trying to enforce federal law – mainly as related to gun control laws, in violation of 2A – will be arrested and be spending time in HIS jail. No vote is more important than that of your County Sheriff.

        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:26 am #

          Thanks to Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Ass’n, for educating us all on that point. I hadn’t known that (and it seems many of our sheriffs don’t know it either)

        • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 11:00 am #

          During the George Floyd circus, another Sheriff in an adjoining county said that if Antifa/BLM showed up in his county, he’d deputize every single legal gun owner in his county. The Sheriffs don’t play where we live in NE Florida.

        • Epicur May 19, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

          My understanding is that under the Patriot Act, once an emergency is declared (under the Defense Production Act) all lines of command go directly to Homeland Security, not to local or State governments.

          IOW, everybody is directed by, and answers to, Homeland Security.

          • Qwibqwib June 2, 2023 at 6:20 pm #


      • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:29 am #

        check our CSPOA.org for that info

        • Amman May 19, 2023 at 10:44 am #

          There are 3,081 Sheriffs in 48 states.. – Sherrifs.dot.org

      • pyrrhus May 19, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        It would mostly be an issue of NOT enforcing laws that violate the Constitution, which is an easier legal issue to deal with…

      • Greg May 19, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

        Hi BoR,
        Actually, Ron A. put it very well. Refusal to enforce unconstitutional edicts is the key. And I’ll wager that more than a few County Sheriffs have concluded that the Patriot Act , in part or in whole, is unconstitutional.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      Somehow we came up with the idea that states, under the 10th Amendment, could nullify the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and even basic human rights as long as the right wasn’t specifically mentioned in the Constitution.

      That’s backasswards, but I see a lot of Trump supporters trying to justify his lockdowns by saying he left it up to the states because it was they who held all the power.

      In reality, nobody holds that kind of power, but President Trump has repeatedly and publicly claimed he did, as well as owning the whole response as a job well done.

      BTW yes he did hire Fauci and yes he could have fired him.

      • loosethedogs May 19, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

        Are you speaking of “Benny” Netanyahoo’s close friend “The Donald”?

      • pyrrhus May 19, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        It has been black letter law for many years that an unConstitutional law is a nullity, and should be ignored..The fact that our Police State will force us to obey such laws is a serious inconvenience, but doesn’t change the law…

      • Greg May 19, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

        Hi Beryl,

        Anyone who tries to make the 10th amendment an enemy of liberty indeed has it “bass ackwards.”

        The constitution does not grant rights; it recognizes them, which is consistent with the Founders’ belief that our rights are God-given and inalienable. To paraphrase one of the major Founders (Madison?), our freedoms are numerous and indefinite while the governmental powers granted by the Constitution are enumerated and specific.

        With these things in mind, now consider the 9th Amendment. It states that the that just certain rights have been specifically mentioned (as in the earlier Amendments making up the Bill of Rights) does not mean that the Constitution “disparages” the many other rights we have.

        The Founders never intended the 10th Amendment to undermine the 9th. Recall that It states merely states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

        The spirit of the 10th amendment was the intention to limit centralized power. It was not intended to license the idea that, while the federal government couldn’t encroach on your freedoms, the States certainly could.

        I argue that the Constitution establishes the minimal level of recognized liberty, which every State is bound to recognize as well. But, States can–and should–be even more free. I wish that the Constitution had explicitly recognized this principle.

    • neurodoc May 19, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      ‘the Supreme Court, being a creature of the federal government, would tend to rule in favor of federal power.’

      I had forgotten, even being from UVa (where its a sin NOT to know everything about Thomas Jefferson), that Jefferson said this. This statement needs to be re-printed across the internet, as hoards of people remain extremely confused at the behavior of the USSC, and many think that it will save us in the end. HA! This one statement say all that needs to be said about the so called ‘supreme’ court.

    • Phineas May 19, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      Nullification followed by secession will be the only way forward after the democrats steal once again a national election.
      Find a county with a constitutional sheriff.
      Clay county Florida is one such county.

    • ThorsHammer May 19, 2023 at 7:59 pm #


      “Power grows out of the mouth of a gun” Mao

      Gun owners in the US of A sleep with their unloaded guns, believing that masculinity involves sucking on the muzzle while passing out from drinking Bud Lite while watching a football game. Not a lot of Power from that group.


      Even a 40 year old Patriot missile proven ineffective in combat all around the world is more than a match for any Sheriff and all his deputies. Shock and Awe.

      ‘If voting mattered they would make it illegal.’ George Carlin

      • Greg May 19, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

        Hi TH,
        The general problem with “killing people and blowing stuff up” in an internal war is that every blow, from either side, weakens the nation, perhaps to the point where external enemies can easily overcome it.
        There’s an ancient Roman principle, “Obstat principii.” That is, “Resist the beginnings.” Seek to nip tyranny in the bud locally, even if the horse has left the barn federally.

        • ThorsHammer May 20, 2023 at 2:56 am #


          Revolutions are not pretty and often leave a wreckage that seems as bad as the problem that caused the revolution.

          The Malignant Overlords have a half century of “killing people and blowing things up” all over the world.Their methods of psychological control have advanced beyond belief since the era of the French Revolution. It is foolish to think that voting a few good Sheriffs into office will mean they will not receive the same fate as leaders of countries who stepped out of line. Gaddafi (ruler of the wealthiest and most socially progressive country in North Africa) suggested that selling their oil for gold rather than Dollars might be good for his country. He received a bayonet up the ass while Security of State Clinton watched and cackled. And his country collapsed toward the middle ages.

          Worrying about the Chinese invading Seattle is but one of the many ways the Overlords have of occupying your mind and diverting it from seeing the real enemy.

          • Qwibqwib June 2, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

            In the event of a “revolution”, the Air Force and the Navy will turn outward. They will not take sides politically. They will assume the responsibility of protecting our country from “invasion”. They will not intervene on either side and will allow events to play out. The Air Force and Navy will then again follow the leadership of whatever we wind up with for a .gov in the aftermath.

            The Marines, on the other hand, IMHO, will blindly do the bidding of their overlords. I think we will see contingents of Marines in most of the big blue cities rounding up dissidents and etc. Luckily there are not very many of them.

            The Army, again IMHO, will split loyalties. Some will side with the cabalists, and more of them will side with the people. There will be many instances of battles being fought on military bases between Patriots and traitors. Some of these battles will be barracks buildings against barracks buildings, even room vs room inside the various buildings of the pentagram, langly, Cheyenne MTN, to name but a few. It will be nasty.

            Invasion of the USA is a laughable proposition in any case. The logistics of such an undertaking are impossible. There is not a single country on the Earth that could pull that off. This take down has to come from the inside. The coup has already taken place, us people down near the ground are just now starting to see the fallout…

  2. Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    “Can someone please ask Mr. Durham why he did not bring a charge of conspiracy to commit sedition under the RICO act against the whole gang of RussiaGate players based on the “enterprise rationale” that the evidence suggests they were all vested in an effort to defenestrate a sitting president?”

    A quote often attributed to attorney Stephen Jones goes something along the line of, “When you learn what I have you will never regard this country in the same way again”

    His book was treated as apocryphal sensationalism. Discounted and forgotten.

    Why didn’t Durham pursue charges? As the lead-in quote suggests: it is the entire “Washington” institution.

    • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Yeah right. Nobody is going to ask that question. Nobody ever asks the hard questions. The Democrats won’t. The Republicans are spineless. The media is non-existent. Americans are too busy eating Whoppers and watching TV.

      Nobody will ask. It is fantasy.

      • BackRowHeckler May 19, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        Not so much Whoppers anymore CP; Burger King is purportedly closing 800 restaurants & is said to be on life support.

        I have to say, I really used to get a laugh out of Burger King commercials from about a dozen years ago. Remember The King?

        • LagingRunatic May 19, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

          “Burger King is purportedly closing 800 restaurants & is said to be on life support.”

          Impossible (TM)!

          See what I did there?

      • BackRowHeckler May 19, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        As far as the media asking tough questions, it’s pretty hard to pin down Ms. Buckwheat on anything during the White House press conferences. She’s a slippery one.

        • loosethedogs May 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Get it right! It’s Mizz Buttweet. Credit to Eddie Murphy ?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

        Can’t remember the last time I ate a Whopper. But BK is still in business, so apparently some folks are.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

          Just read BRH’s comment to the contrary…oh well, sorry BK, put out a better product and maybe people will go to your stores. Another brick falling from the wall.

    • C.O.Jones May 19, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Durham did exactly what he was hired to do – run out the clock. His boss – Barr – is connected to Jeffrey Epstein. Durham is as much a swamp creature as Pelosi or Schumer.

      Edge Lord, if Jordan doesn’t ask him the questions you bring up – indeed if he doesn’t ask him if he was hired to run out the clock – then Jordan is a swamp rat, too.

    • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      Because he wanted to live long and prosper.

      Why didn’t the judge in Mr Kunstler’s WMBH series do his job? Because no one was there to back him up. Or again the short answer: He wanted to live. The criminals would come for him if he tried.

      Brother Job talked to him for a few minutes alone and they quickly came to an understanding. He now had backup and began to do his job.

    • wokethis May 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      I do believe that has been covered…” the smoldering wreck of the legal system”…insert your best Gomer Pyle drawl…”Surpise surprise surprise”…

  3. MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    Another great article today, Jim! Thank you. I doubt any congressional shows will come to much, but if nothing else I guess it would be fun to watch Durham squirm.

    “Get Well Soon” cards in demand… also “Our Sympathy.” Speaks volumes. I am more and more hearing young people like the guys who came to fix my gutter yesterday, mentioning sick spouses. These people are in their 30’s or 40’s. Seems very rampant.

    I also read a John Rappaport stat yesterday which said a whopping 42% of Gen Z/Millenials are on drugs for mental health and other issues.

    • Miss Demeanor May 19, 2023 at 10:12 am #

      Our so called “government” is like a late model car: completely over-engineered and equipped with a self-diagnosis system that turns the engine light on but sure can’t fox itself.

      • Miss Demeanor May 19, 2023 at 10:12 am #


      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

        I had an old car that had the engine light on for its last 7 years before it went to the dump. No one could ever tell me why, tests and all. Drove fine, but had plenty of age issues. Kind of a nice analogy to the current state of govt though, as you pointed out…

        • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

          I had an old Subaru like that. Engine light went on permanently after my kid filled the tank and forgot to screw the gas cap back on.

      • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

        You can’t imagine the timeliness of these post for me. I am being tormented by a light on in my car – and I can’t pass my “emissions test” if I can’t get rid of it.

        One is reminded of the tricksy lights in the dead marshes traversed by Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. Each dead warrior in the water seemed to have a candle burning for him…..

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

          Good luck w that. I’d tell you to move to a better state, but as we all know my state is currently telling California to hold its beer.

          Luckily, the engine light is not on in the new vehicle.

        • ThorsHammer May 20, 2023 at 3:00 am #

          It’s just a little LED. Kill it.

      • Night Owl May 19, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

        A poor analogy.

        Cars are more reliable now than at any time in history. And I am not sure how one could complain about it being able (in some cases) to tell you what it needs.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

          You clearly never owned a ’79 Chevette!

    • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      That started when they were in grade school and acting up, as kids, especially boys, will do with all that extra energy not wanting to sit still at a desk, and then “diagnosed” with a “disease” (ADHS) and thus greenlighted to be medicated. That snowball is still rolling.

      • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Sorry, ADHD

      • JackStraw May 19, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        I know a kid who was destroyed from ADHD drugs. He was a hyper kid with a bit of OCD, so they dosed him right up, and now he’s a 30yo wreck living in mom’s basement.

        • Amman May 19, 2023 at 10:45 am #

          No surprise.

        • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          Tragic and horrifying.

      • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:40 am #

        The war against our little boys and our masculine men is backfiring against the feminists. Those little boys who had their brains scrambled on Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs are now pretending they are girls and are infiltrating girls’ locker rooms, private spaces and athletics. The feminists are silent. Saying nothing.

        The war against women is progressing and all the activists are applauding.

        Women are in a bad way. A very bad way and most of them don’t even know it yet. They murder their own children by the millions and call it reproductive rights betraying their biological instincts and end up with lifelong guilt and depression. Many of our little girls now want to be boys and end up removing their breasts and wombs so they can pretend to be what they are not. Women can’t find men to marry because women naturally want to marry up instead of down but since boys have been ousted from our colleges women can’t find men to marry who are a step up and are now lonely and desperate as the biological clock ticks away. So our women sleep around a get pregnant and if they don’t abort their child they now have a new problem. There is no man around to help raise the child and if it is a boy the child ends up in a gang and the gangs terrorize the poor single mothers who can’t afford to leave the “hood”. It goes on and on and on.

        Women were the gate keepers of morality, they were the ones who demanded more from their men. Not anymore. Feminism has destroyed women and they are now paying the price.

        The 50s and 60s destroyed our women.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:51 am #

          The feminists aren’t silent. They just don’t have the floor.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            You’re right: They never shut up and their noise isn’t worth listening to.

            Care about boys or men? Never. The utter selfishness of the female sex has been revealed. It used to be hidden and every woman was bidden to work on keeping it down, at least verbally if she couldn’t suppress it at the level of the mind and heart.

        • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 10:52 am #

          Well said!

          The accuracy of your statements is verified by the fact that any mention of this truth is vilified and destroyed by the media.

        • Woodchuck May 19, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Once the world is made by hand again, all the sexual identity and gender confusion will vanish. The big change back to normal will occur when muscle and testosterone will be required for sheer survival again. The confused and neutered will find themselves without the skills to keep themselves alive. Women will go back to doing the same work they’ve been doing for thousands of years and so will the men. That strict dividing line will exist not because of misogyny. When you don’t have machines doing all your work for you then men and beasts of burden using superior muscle power must do the work instead. For example, there is a real good reason why in the 1800’s there were few to zero women in jobs like being a blacksmith, a miner, or a construction worker.

          • Lyndy33 May 19, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            It will take a couple generations after ‘Made by Hand’ to route out the weakness created by the present.

          • neurodoc May 19, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            Woodchuck: I couldn’t agree more with your projections. When the US$ and banks have collapsed (in process now) and what was once the USA has divided into a half dozen or more small countries, where gasoline is too expensive for most to buy, where food is a critical, life and death issue, and most have to make their own, all the poor blue hairs of both sexes, questioning their genitalia, will die off quickly from being unable to defend themselves, being rejected by their communities and, more likely, eaten by cannibal gangs. Given the collapse of the US$ system as we speak, and the loss of US$ reserve status to the Petro Yuan (already happened), I’ll give it three years at most. Recall the Deagle Report’s projection of US population at 100 million max in 2025. In short order, no one will be concerned with gender issues, pronouns, inclusivity, or anything other than getting food and water and defending it and oneself from marauders.

          • Q. Shtik May 19, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            to route out – Lyndy33



        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          And where all that ends up is (according to plan): “Well, so you see the problem. We have the solution: the state is going to have to start raising the children.” All part of the Brave New World.

        • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          “The feminists are silent.”

          If you live with your head in the sand.

          They are loud and involved and have made inroads, actually.

        • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          You have proven yourself to be one of the better stereotypers up here, along with Jarek and some others.

          Because everyone of the same sex is exactly the same, you know.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            You have no problem generalizing about men. Turnabout is fair play.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            Mary only generalizes about the type of men who blame everything on women. Of which you are one.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

            Generalizing is a kind of thinking. Absolutely necessary. To say anything is to generalize in one way or another.

            It incredible how hard this is for people now. They can’t think any more, much less think about thinking.

            So, no. Mary generalizes all the time like everyone else. She calls it “generalizing” when someone says something she doesn’t like and wants to shut down the conversation.

          • Anthea May 20, 2023 at 1:37 am #

            @ Jarek:

            By the way, men blaming the troubles of the world–and their own troubles–on women is (according to Fr. Ripperger) an example of effeminacy.

          • Jarek May 20, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            Well many conservatives are out of touch. No man can “out man” the State. The State chose to back feminism, not because they are pro-woman, but because they are anti-man. They know who should be heading families. And they know that would get in the way of their Plan.

          • Woodchuck May 22, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

            Jarek writes:

            “The State chose to back feminism, not because they are pro-woman, but because they are anti-man”.

            What if the state is anti-human instead of anti-male?

            I have a double dog dare for you regarding an ancient 50’s sci-fi movie to watch. It’s called Quatermass II and it scared me about as bad as another movie I saw a few years later, “House on Haunted Hill”. In the Quatermass movie an alien race of beings from another planet manage infect humans with some substance that turns them into programmed subjects of the aliens. These invading aliens have a problem, oxygen poisons them and instead they must breathe ammonia. The aliens are living inside giant domed pods of some sort, and are kept alive and fed by an industrial sized facility giving them food and ammonia.

            The gist of the story is that an anti-human type of critter from space is planning on taking over and doing it by influencing the minds of all the people in top positions of the Brit government back in post war England. A vast government conspiracy to protect alien operations was in existence not because those gov’t officials were bad or corrupt. Instead their minds had been taken over and were influenced by alien entities. They were unable to act in their own defense or in the defense of England itself. It was professor Quatermass that saves the day and blows up the aliens’ domes. Those monsters scared me good as a kid watching this.

            Things are so weird right now regarding the news that maybe one way to explain our predicament is that disembodied and parasitic alien entities are messing with us right now. Only difference In the Quatermass movie is the aliens had bodies you get to see at the end when all is revealed. Apocalypse!

            If alien entities are controlling our “leaders” then they are also controlling us by default. Great stuff for early sci-fi fans and yet maybe strangely on target for today’s problems. Free on you tube:


        • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

          @ Cankerpuss:

          I’d like to discuss your statements separately, but there are about a dozen of them–not necessarily wrong in every respect, but incomplete or not well thought-out.

          But, sticking to the final one, or the next-to-last: “Women were the gate keepers of morality, they were the ones who demanded more from their men.”

          Now it is most certainly true that women should be better people. It would help a lot if they would be chaste and uphold various other standards at home and in the workplace (and elsewhere), and would raise their kids to have high standards and good manners.

          However, I must point out that this does not mean that we should let the men off the hook and assume that men being immoral, dishonorable, foul-mouthed slobs–whom it is women’s duty to civilize and restrain–is just the order of nature.

          In fact, it is the teaching of the Church that the PRIMARY responsibility for upholding standards of morals, ethics, uprightness, honor, and so on, falls to MEN.

          This teaching is based on the idea that men have AUTHORITY

          • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            (I must have hit “submit comment” by accident.)


            This teaching is based on the idea that men have AUTHORITY over women.

            Now personally, I take issue with that idea (whatever Ann Barnhardt or Fr. Ripperger may have to say about it) but I will admit that my generally low opinion of men may be due to my never having seen one.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

            That’s so. My church says there’s a reason the vast majority of exhortations in the Bible are directed at men.

          • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Actually, I probably wouldn’t have a problem with having a husband who had authority in the home, since, if he were an intelligent, prudent, upright man, I don’t know what I could possibly disagree with him about.

            Back in my soapmaking days, when one of the women in the soapmaking groups would complain that her husband was asking her, with asperity, whether she had enough soap, I would reply, “Tell him to look at the spreadsheet.” That’s the way you manage finances and evaluate your inventory. (Duh.)

        • Rowdypiglet May 19, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

          Cankerpuss, I could not agree more, and I see the bizarre war against boys and subsequent war against girls being applauded and encouraged by both men and women (but noticeably more women than men).

          There was a time when I thought that the appropriation of women’s spaces by fake men would spell the end of the more insane manifestations of feminist wokeism but, to my astonishment, they have doubled down and defended this, throwing actual women and girls overboard in favor of grotesque parodies of womanhood. There are strong elements of self-hatred in the promotion of fake women by real women, and in the willingness of men to emasculate themselves. These attitudes and beliefs comprise a kind of societal insanity that requires something akin to exorcism.

          • Heartlander May 19, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

            The trans insanity is demonic, no doubt in my mind.

            Mr. Putin is correct in calling it “sheer satanism.” God bless Russia for being what may turn out to be, as Archbishop Viganò says, the last bastion of Christian civilization.

            Russia has issues, certainly, but it is the one safe haven against the onslaught of demonic transsexualism.

        • Night Owl May 19, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          I just can’t get that excited over this stuff. i appreciate those fighting it, but I don’t really see it being anything more than a trend. It is fundamentally against nature and is therefore doomed to fail.

          Also, the bright side: the future belongs to the breeders, as the rest aren’t creating a future.


        • Anthea May 20, 2023 at 1:34 am #

          I have to put in a plug here for a Fr. Ripperger video: “How to Raise a Man.”

          One of his earliest comments in the video is that the modern male suffers from “effeminacy” to a degree that is “off the charts.”

          He gives St. Thomas’s definition of effeminacy as, “An unwillingness to put aside ones pleasure in order to pursue what is arduous or difficult,” adding that, later in the Summa, he defines sloth the same way: “An unwillingness to put aside ones pleasure in order to pursue what is arduous.”

          It’s a really great video that addresses the problem of effeminacy in modern men in great detail.


          • Jarek May 20, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Right. Be a mule. I heard a woman call her husband that right in front of him.

            Work hard and then have everything taken from you by an ungrateful and spiteful “wife” who wants to “find herself”. Or who now feels her husband is “holding her back”. Women are famous for cashing out when a man is sick or depressed.

            No change until the divorce industrial complex is dismantled. Pass the word. Women have to step up against the evil cult of Feminism.

            In ultimate terms, Fr Rip may have a point of course. The Bible is mostly directed towards men as said above. And my favorite school, the Neo-Traditionalists, say that the feminine revolt began when men lost their way. Losing the Mandate of Heaven, they became unsure of themselves here on Earth. You can’t expect Woman to follow at that point.

          • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 2:10 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Well, happily you have freed yourself from the yoke of both masculinity and adulthood–and accessorized your lifestyle choice with the customary fantasy rationalizations: Women just want to rip you off, and capitalists (along with women) unjustly think you should get a job and not mooch off of other people.

            Actually, I think that might be the very essence of capitalism–and proof of just how evil it is. It stands in ideological opposition to Jarek’s evasion of personal responsibility and accountability, holds to the belief that adults should be self-supporting, and withholds from Jarek his God-given right to free, government-provided prostitutes.

          • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            As He said, My Kingdom is not of this world.

            And elsewhere, Mary has chosen the better part.

            You’re a Martha. You have chosen the lesser path. But it may have been the best for you. Martha was also a saint….

            I know I’m not a “catch” or one to be hooked or “hitched” by some woman. And I don’t pretend to them that I am.

          • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            This is just another rationalization for your own failures. I see no indication that you lead, or seek to lead, a contemplative life of adoration or mortification as an offering for the salvation of the world. That’s what it is to “choose the better part.”

            Instead, you have chosen a life of sloth and self-indulgence. To imagine that you follow the example of Mary (versus Martha) is a rationalization–and a deluded one.

        • ThorsHammer May 20, 2023 at 3:06 am #


          Real women will defend their children to the death. Just like a grouse or a grizzly bear. Too bad we have lost so many real women. But that is progress toward the Great Depopulation.

      • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 12:52 pm #


        Everyone gets a trophy, having to go through puberty is a disorder you need drugs for. Everyone’s autistic, etc.

      • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

        @ RCAnderson:

        My experience in both grade school and high school (in the 50s and 60s) was that boys didn’t have much more trouble sitting quietly in chairs than girls did. Once one of my teachers sent me to deliver a message to another teacher on the third floor of our K-8 school. The whole building was as quiet as tomb. Back at that time, we had silent classrooms.

        One difference was that we had longer recesses and a very long lunch period. The town kids walked home for lunch. The farm kids ate their sack lunches in the classroom and were dismissed to the playground. I don’t remember how long the lunch period was, but I would think that they allowed at least an hour for the town kids to walk home, eat lunch, and walk back–after which they still had plenty of playground time. Playground equipment was designed for vigorous exercise.

        My own experience doing daycare for several years was that kids give very little trouble if they have lots of outdoor playtime. My one rowdy little boy would wear himself out all morning and fall asleep in his high chair while eating lunch. (The funny part was that he’d keep eating even after he’d fallen asleep. He was able to eat and sleep at the same time.) After lunch, everyone took a much-needed nap. Then I put them back outside, where they practically killed themselves pumping on the glider (for hours) or running around screaming playing in the sprinkler.

        The only time the kids could be troublesome was when they couldn’t play outside in winter or bad weather, at which times they would often drive me nuts doing things like fishing turds out of the cat box and throwing them at each other.

        I think part of the problem is that grade schools in particular are not allowing kids enough vigorous outdoor play. This helps the girls a lot, too. The girls may not need the really vigorous exercise, but they need to decompress.

        Small children will even behave reasonably well on long car trips, if you take them for about a two-mile hike and then feed them.

        I suspect that the wisdom of the old-lady schoolteachers of the 50s has been cast aside. Or maybe government regulations or liability issues prevent schools from managing the kids better.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          Exactly, Anthea. We walked back and for the to and from school, and at recess, boys had the opportunity to engage in the kind of pushing and shoving play common to them.

          Another thing is that nowadays, little boys may not see other boys except at school, and they don’t have any time to play with them while they are there.

          When I was small, if you didn’t have anybody to play with you just went outside and sooner or later some kids would come along.

          Kids need not to stay up late at night on school nights too. It’s hard to pay attention when you are tired.

          • ThorsHammer May 19, 2023 at 8:35 pm #


            The brilliance of Mandatory Mask Mandates for children.

            1- COVID was a minor or non-existent health threat for this age group.
            2- By imposing 6 foot distancing, restricting social interaction and play, closing off the process of learning to interpret interpersonal social messaging, and converting teachers to faceless authority figures they helped de humanize an entire generation.
            3- Whenever social isolation didn’t work there was always a drug cocktail to take over.

            The Goal— manufacture a generation of zombies that will sit at home in front of the screen, punch buttons, and march happily into the face of a nuclear holocaust when so directed by the Malignant Overlords.

          • Anthea May 20, 2023 at 1:44 am #

            @ Beryl of Oyl:

            I think you’ve just provided a really good argument for kids to walk at least a mile to school, preferably uphill both ways.

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 11:07 pm #

            Yes! We walked to and from school and had a decent long recess.

            Plus P.E.!

        • Rowdypiglet May 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Anthea, It’s just easier to drug them, and more profitable as well. I worked with kids who were too out of control to be accommodated in the school system – all of them were drugged, many with more than ten different drugs at a time. If they became too hyper, they got something to calm them down, after which they got something else to rouse them when they became too inert. One kid had 18 different drugs. They were all, predictably, absolutely out of their minds.

          The old-lady schoolteachers ruled their kingdoms in a common sense way, and weren’t afraid to discipline those who really needed it. There’s no longer even a vestige of that world to be found anywhere that I know of.

        • Paula D May 19, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

          One time a mother took her two boys to the police and said “I can’t stand them anymore. I don’t want them”.
          So the police brought them to the ER.

          We had to wait for DCFS to come and the boys were rowdy. I tried telling them to stay on the gurney because there were sharks in the water, but they just started screaming about sharks and jumping up and down.

          So I asked two security guards to take them down to the ramp by the cafeteria and run them up and down the ramp. One guard at the top and one at the bottom.
          They ran those kids for about a half hour and then they were much calmer.

        • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

          Here’s to more outdoor play. In the 1970s, we canceled school for us only once, when the Temps plunged to -60 °, an ungodly cold for Northern Wisconsin.

          When my boy was in school, they would keep the kids indoors at recess if it got down to 0°F.

          On the bright side, my son was able to walk to the bathroom in his sleep and pee, my guiding hand on his shoulder.

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

          I am chuckling to myself, because this is the same basic reasoning used for dogs if you want them to be more well-behaved.


      • Richard Bergenboyle May 19, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

        My son is 52 now. He acted up as a youngster in grade school. School nurse put him on Ritalin. Gave him horrible headaches. I asked what time of day he began acting up. It was always after lunch served by the school. I immediately started giving him whole grain sandwiches and veggies and fruit in a paper bag for lunch. He settled right down.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

          I wish more people would go this obvious route. Well played.

        • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 2:25 am #

          @ Richard Bergenboyle:

          That’s actually quite typical. One thing you notice if you’ve ever taught school is that the whole classroom is bouncing off the walls after lunch.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      This is a video someone sent me, because they know the topics of hormones and diet and obesity are something I’m interested it.


      I’m not suggesting that anyone needs to listen to the whole thing or listen at all, but the speaker touches on a lot of the factors that can lead to people being diagnosed with mental health issues, and she provides some scientific facts to back up a lot of what she’s saying.

      It’s one of those videos that raises a lot more questions than it answers, but it goes to show that the real health crises in this country are not being researched enough, when it comes to diet the medical profession gives out information they know is not so, and Big Pharma would just as soon have everybody on a pill for everything rather than look into the real causes, because that might cost people some money instead of making them money.

      • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        And it’s not going fast enough for our self-appointed “handlers” so they contaminate our food (to the point where they are now “creating” our food), so that “diet” will no longer be a mode of maintaining or regaining health.

      • ViceGrip May 19, 2023 at 12:10 pm #


        You had stated:

        “when it comes to diet the medical profession gives out information they know is not so, and Big Pharma would just as soon have everybody on a pill for everything rather than look into the real causes…”

        If the intent of the DOD, via the licensing of it’s ‘countermeasure’ for manufacturing by Big Pharma, and it’s administration by the “medical profession”, was to effect the the not-too-readily apparent die-off of 90% of the Earth’s former population of 8 billion humans before 2029, would you agree that they are achieving their objective, in light of the fact that 6 billion inhabitants have thus-far been injected with 13 billion ‘countermeasures’ with 1 billion having already died?

        [sorry for the run-on sentence]

        Point being . . . diet? pills?

        In the words of our United States President . . .

        “Come-on man!”

        • Heartlander May 19, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

          I hate the vakkks as much as anyone, but 1 billion? That sounds high. I’m calling b.s.; whoever gave you that number is hoodwinking you. It’s quite possible, IMO, that the total could get that high eventually, but we’re not there yet.

    • ThorsHammer May 19, 2023 at 7:38 pm #


      “Unsafe and extremely effective genetic alteration drugs from Pfizer and Moderna. That 42% figure likely applies to the spouses of the young guys who are sick at home after having repeated miscarriages.

      Genocide at work.

    • Wizard of the Saddle May 22, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

      The only purpose of Congressional hearings is to generate sound bites for the evening news and various Congress-critter’s re-election campaign commercials.

      They are also useful for plying the tubes of the electorate with more hits of their favorite drug: “Hopium”

      • Wizard of the Saddle May 22, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

        Rubes….not tubes. Fucking spellcheck strikes again! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!

  4. NickelthroweR May 19, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    Since 911, I’ve viewed myself as a soldier trapped behind enemy lines. I have to “act right” or be immediately outed as to who I really am.

    I’ve realized since the opening of Guantanamo that the rule of law was thrown out of the window and have acted accordingly. I knew this when my best friend, a fellow army officer who was responsible for going to Afghanistan and bringing the “terrorists” to Gitmo confessed to me what was really going on and that he was kidnapping “school teachers and taxi cab drivers” and bringing them to Cuba to be tortured.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

    • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 10:06 am #

      Extraordinary rendition.

    • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:20 am #

      That’s really disgusting—and disheartening but not surprising.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Speaking of disheartening, I was searching throw some old newspapers the other day, and I could not help but see that nearly every single article was based on some big lies.

        These papers were from 2022. They lied about everything. They only wrote about the topics they have been lying about.

        Anybody watching or reading even the local news has a completely different understanding of President Trump, the covid scam, the vaccine, the trans movement, global warming, immigration, you name it.

        • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          The irony is that the readers believe that through reading, and opening themselves up to the “news” (the programming) they are being open-minded. An “informed” citizenry.
          It is what respectable people do.

          Quite the contrary. They are digesting narrative. A curriculum.
          Their ability to perceive and critically think ossifies with each report. The rigidity born from dogma sets in.

          The open mind made closed.

          Like water they seek the path of least resistance, but unlike water they do not…

          “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 19, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            My PhD NYT-reading family members are a great example. Smart as all get out. But if the Wurlitzer says it, that’s the straight dope, and the door is closed to opposition.

  5. Penelope Dreadful May 19, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    This all started with Bill Clinton skating on the Lewinski stuff. Hillary and others learned a lesson. If you do not give up and quit, nobody is going to do nothing to you.

    Particularly when the Media is in your pocket.

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    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:16 am #

      The Lewinski stuff wasn’t a crime. It was Bill caught in a perjury trap.

      • JC Penny May 19, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        Having consensual sex with a subordinate is not a crime. True. Yet, the Armed Forces were actively removing officers and NCOs at the same time for the same thing. He was Commander-in-Chief.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:01 am #

          I have heard that argument before. In America, we have civilian control of the military, and our commander in chief is not a member of the armed forces, and not subject to the rules they know they have to abide by when they join up.

          Why was the FBI involved in whether or not a president was carrying on with a willing woman behind closed doors?

          I guess it’s one step up from the pee pee dossier because at least it actually happened.

          • AmericanObserver May 19, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            People forget the Clinton impeachment was about his lying while under oath, not consensual activity. In those long ago days of the 1990’s people were expected to tell the truth when deposed.

          • Lyndy33 May 19, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            I always wondered why the ‘blue dress’ wasn’t sent to the cleaners the next day. Do you suppose?

          • Paula D May 19, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

            Agree, Lyndy. What woman would keep a dress with semen stains on it for years? Yuk.

          • JC Penny May 19, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            Absolutely, Barrel. When your cubicle-mate is promoted based upon work on bended knee remember your defense.

            He should have resigned based upon his own policies. He was impeached because he lied about it which should have further been impetus for his resignation. He didn’t.

            Character matters.

        • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

          Clinton may have been a pig, but he was *our* pig.

          Just kidding. In retrospect, I see how deep he was into the funny money. I would never vote for him today. He was just another self-dealing deep-stater who conned the socks off us.

      • BackRowHeckler May 19, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        The quarter trillion (before it’s all over) dumped into the Ukraine rathole will bear looking into in the near future as well. A debacle is shaping up, with Ukrainian infrastructure totally destroyed, half the population leaving the country, the Army defeated, & Zelensky, his family and a few trusted flunkies fleeing on a US Air Force transport with duffel bags stuffed with cash, headed for his manse on Miami Beach. My guess is the media will pretty much ignore it, and then do a bunch of human interest puff pieces on how Z is adjusting to life in Florida, got a sunburn, likes the seafood, is a Marlins fan etc.

        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

          You notice they keep talking about getting closer to using nukes. I’m guessing that if Russia ends up on top, someone will set off a nuke so that no one can go into Ukraine for decades and thus not be able to find the evidence of the rampant malfeasances going on there as the proxy for the deep state/globalists. “They” have never cared whether they have to kill millions of people to get their way.

          • Lyndy33 May 19, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            They have the ideal setup for a power plant going critical with very little effort. We have all been warned multiple times.

          • Not_GeorgeT May 19, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

            Early on in the SMO in the territory called Ukraine I tried keeping up on what the Russians were doing from sources mostluy outside the US and its mainstream propaganda.

            My understanding is they captured the bioweapons labs anf uncovered a treasure trove of information.

            After taking all potentially useful info rhey destroyed them.

            If this is so, and I think it is, they have a lot of information which they might disclose t future time.

          • Not_GeorgeT May 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm #

            regarding nukes the Russian Federation has made it clear they consider the actions of the collective West an existential threat.

            They would use them in necessary, possible in a stepped manner so as to leave a way out for the West.

            They have the cababilty to do an EMP attack with their hypersonic weapons for which the West has no answer.

            The more dangerous issue, in my opinion, is what happens if the collective West decides to use their nukes in retaliation.

            Which opens the question of how hardened the command bunkers in the US really are compared to the advanced weapons designed to penetrate them.

            It could be a few bursts creating a time machine of sorts sending part of the world back the the 18th and 19th centuries regarding standard of living.

            Such an event would likely fix the obesity problem in the US in short order.

          • Not_GeorgeT May 19, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

            My normally less-than-stellar keyboard skills are having a particulary rough evening.

            However, the trees and shrubs here look good after a long but productive day of trimming and pruning.

          • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            re: RCAnderson & Not-GeorgeT

            To my mind the greatest danger for the near future lies in the aftermath of the Russian victory in the Ukraine/NATO vs.Russia war.

            The Leaders in the US of A are certifiably insane. There is little chance they will be deposed from their positions of power before defeat in the Ukraine proxy war becomes undeniable. They have a proven history of being willing to resort to all means at their disposal, including using nuclear bombs against civilian populations (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) if they think it is convenient. They are also so old as to be nearing the end of life regardless of whether it is by nuclear holocaust or being strapped to a wall peeing through a catheter. What do they have to loose by a last act of sending a few hundred ICBMs toward Moscow instead of being held accountable for the hundreds of thousands slaughtered in the Ukraine fiasco or the millions killed by medical totalitarianism in the Pandemic of Fear?

          • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            Not -GeorgeT

            Why waste perfectly good Daggers on an EMP strike against the US of A? Hobby weather balloons have a service ceiling of 120,000 ft. They reputedly are available (Made in China) at Wallmart for $12 each. A few hundred released simultaneously, a dozen armed with an air burst nuke should do the trick.

            The DOD would launch every available outdated 40 year old Patriot against them. Result: a few popped balloons.

            Half the population would die from winter cold/summer heat, nuclear power plant meltdown, lack of water, sewage overflow, disease and starvation.

        • nancyd May 19, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          Great comment BackRow. So true.

        • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

          Back Row

          What makes you think that Air Force transport will still be available after the final nuclear ejaculation when the US of A realizes it has lost it’s attempt to overthrow Russia and carve it up into a series of defensless resource extraction fiefdoms?

      • JackStraw May 19, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        It may not be a crime, but he should have resigned simply for disgracing the office of the president. Now, there’s no limit to how low you can go.

        • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 10:59 am #

          If you look at the difference between the presidents re: their sexual morality, you will find a group of “adolescent boys” that never grew up.

          A group of sexual suckers out to follow Hugh Hefner and the Hollywood gang into their Heaven of sexual turpitude. BTW, Trump is included in this group, but not while in office,

          Or at least he did not get caught.

          • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 11:30 am #

            I would like to add a life long observation.

            Women do not understand the male sexual appetite or what it takes to satisfy it. They, for the most part, do not have it as much or at least it is governed by their periodic flow of hormones. They want to suppress it rather than understand and deal with it.

            Men in power understand what it takes to “control” male level sexuality, females are too damn easy on the “boys”. Women, professing that it is a man’s world, submit to this cop out. Women, in a former world, were taught by their mothers not to encourage men, not to go to men’s rooms, not to be in store dressing rooms with notorious Hefnerized men. The rise of deviancy has followed the rise of females in power not comprehending the power of the male sex drive, or the power of the deviant sex drive. Or the power of the Hefner men to protect their “zone.

            The aim of the power girls is to turn the American male into a B type personality. Men will never as a group be forced into a benign sexual situation. It is interesting that only old, impotent males are being marked for political power instead of young virile men. The latter are now a threat to the female ascension.

            Sex is an expression of power, so the power girls will try to suppress the expression in all ways. The oft mentioned assault on masculinity is the result. Sorry, but it will never work. You cannot mess with Mother Nature, so to speak.

            To a generation of “normally” hormoned kids being raised in the really screwed up atmosphere they are experiencing, is it no wonder they are “sexually confused”. Add onto this, the onslaught of propaganda that a really deviant media is putting on them trying to acquire new recruits for their deviant practices.

            Okay, I have had my say. Nail me to the wall, but just think about it. The deviancy being generated is destroying this country and maybe the world. God expressed His opinion a long time ago and two cities sit under the Dead Sea as a result.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            I head one story about the how one Russian noblewoman dealt with it: Get mistresses for her sons from amongst the local peasantry. Try to get her to try to avoid getting pregnant. If she did, help her take care of it.

            Why? Because she didn’t want her sons getting weird because of celibacy or falling into prostitution, disastrous marriages, perversion, etc.

            One answer, a flawed, classist one. Are there any perfect ones for flawed, fallen humanity?

          • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            It seems to me that some of the ideas about male and female sexuality in these comments are highly disordered. E.g., JohnAZ’s view that sex is and expression of power by both men and women, “so the power girls will try to suppress the expression in all ways,” that, “Men will never as a group be forced into a benign sexual situation,” so that there is an “assault on masculinity.”

            Then we have Edge Lord’s assertion that, “Men give stuff to get sex.Women take stuff to give sex.”

            There is pretty good evidence that these views are disordered, in that you don’t see them in even a moderately well ordered society. For example, do you see Asians embracing these attitudes? Asians, from what I’ve been able to observe, have stable families (which is what I presume is included in JohnAZ’s phrase, “a benign sexual situation), and the dads do not appear to me to engage in extra-marital sex. It also doesn’t appear to me that young, unmarried Asian men behave inappropriately towards young, Asian women in any way at all: No ogling, cat-calling, trying to cop a feel, seeking of premarital sex, or indulging in pornography.

            You also don’t see this behavior or attitude among, say, the Amish. Also, I never saw adult men display any proclivities of this kind when I was growing up in the 50s. Dad’s subscribed to Popular Mechanics or Popular Science (verus Playboy). I never knew of a single instance of adultery among married men or women. (There were plenty of disorders of other kinds, but sexual indiscretion wasn’t one of them.) Admittedly, there were a couple of girls who got pregnant in high school–out of a student population of hundreds–in the sixties. And when I was in high school during the sixties, we younger teens found a stash of girlie magazines under my cousin’s bed–but there were a number things that were really wrong with that family.

            In a stable, traditional society, sexuality is channeled into marriage and the creation of a family. Neither men nor women are overly preoccupied with sex. Marriage and the creation of a family presupposes a requirement that both parents work towards security and prosperity, chiefly on behalf of their children. There is no attitude that men are giving material things to their wives in exchange for sex, or vice-versa. Their relationship is not some kind of commercial transaction of “money for sex” or “stuff for sex.”

            I think both JohnAZ and Edge Lord have formed views that are outgrowths of living in a VERY disordered society, really a pathological society. It’s impossible to conclude anything at all about the “natural” expression of sexuality or the relationship between the sexes in so disordered a society. First, you’d have to posit that the present state of affairs is normal or natural. Now we’re being told that children and even toddlers are highly sexed and need instruction in masturbation. If you believe present-day representations of male-female sexuality, you probably also believe present-day representations of children’s sexuality.

            ALL of these disordered views have either been forced upon us, or we have been so bombarded by them (by media and government) that it comes to the same thing as force. Almost. Many of us could have avoided the force and bombardment, but chose not to.

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 11:17 pm #

            Incredibly well-said, Anthea.

          • Anthea May 22, 2023 at 1:06 am #

            To sum it up, our whole society has been very literally GROOMED to embrace disordered and deviant attitudes towards sex for GENERATIONS.

            Now we’re being groomed to accept even more degraded forms of deviancy.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          JFK had women in when Mrs. Kennedy wasn’t there.

          A shorter list would be the presidents who didn’t cheat.

          • elysianfield May 19, 2023 at 11:13 am #


            Maybe Jimmy Carter…although he did admit to lusting in his heart….

          • BackRowHeckler May 19, 2023 at 11:22 am #

            I understand Warren Harding wasn’t averse to getting a little on the side, either. Like Jack Kennedy he’d be nailing them right inside the White House. I have to say, Harding isn’t rated as a good president but in this category he is a bit of a pioneer.

          • Disaffected May 19, 2023 at 11:25 am #

            Can you even imagine anyone wanting to fuck Nixon?

          • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 11:32 am #

            Remember that sex is just one form of the expression of power for power men,

            And women.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            If all this was made public, many women would vote on this basis alone.

            They shouldn’t be voting….

          • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            @ JohnAZ:

            Sex is not, properly, an expression of power for either men or women. This is a perversion in itself.

            I’m not prepared at the moment to get into a discussion of what sex actually is supposed to be, as I’d have to review the literature on this and think about it awhile.

            But, okay, briefly: Sex is for the procreation of children, whereby a man and a woman act as co-creators. Creating children and a family is a way of creating a world, in microcosm. Now, that is indeed power, but not of the kind your comment intended.

            I also don’t think that most men have a sex drive that cannot be restrained, or that it is unreasonable to expect them to restrain. The reason it appears that way (or so the “experts” would have us believe) is because we live in such a highly sexualized society. We’re totally bombarded with sex.

            Another factor, I think, is that most people lead lives that don’t allow them to engage in anything absorbing, interesting, productive, or self-directed. A lot of people have jobs that are the equivalent of doing busywork worksheets, like a kid in school. Their lives are a lot like being in prison–which, as one old con once told me, is where they try to bore you to death. When you’re incredibly bored, you will find something to occupy your mind.

            Yet another factor is that the whole society conspires to convince us that it is UNREASONABLE to be expected to restrain our sexual urges. I.e., we must have abortion available because it’s UNREASONABLE to expect women (or men) to be chaste. We’re supposed to assume that abstaining from sex is IMPOSSIBLE. (Apparently it’s also unreasonable to expect anyone to use birth control.) To me, this suggests that we have been deliberately infantilized on this matter.

          • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

            Men give stuff to get sex
            Women take stuff to give sex.

            All nice and tidy and makes the world go ’round.

          • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

            And then there is Fidelito Trudeau, illegitimate spawn of a Canadian party girl and macho Latin American strongman.

            He has matured into the hemisphere’s most exemplary Fascist.

            Actions have consequences.

        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

          They keep trying to find that limit though, don’t they? LOL

          • C.O.Jones May 19, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Sex is a spiritual act. Consider that we are not bodies that have souls but instead we are souls that have bodies. That explains a lot of why Hollywood pumps out the garbage it spews. Spiritual pollution…

            Big Dick Nixon was compromised by a Chinese spy. There exists a video of her delighting him. That one act had undue influence over US-Sino relations – possibility of blackmail a la Epstein.

          • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

            Dig Bick Nixon loved Asian women, and there is credible evidence that the Chinese lady did get to him. I heard that, with his wife, he tried and tried, but never could get it down Pat.

          • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

            @ C.O.Jones:

            “Sex is a spiritual act.”

            Quite so. Sex and reproduction is human participation in the being of the creator, in which we act as co-creators. It is also a sacrament. There are seven of them. Three of them sanctify birth, marriage, and death. One of them (the eucharist) sanctifies food/eating. (Maybe a stretch, but that was Alan Watts’s view. He felt that the inwardness of of Christianity was the sanctification of the material life. I think he had something there: the attitude that all our being and doings of even the meanest kind were were holy, the material world being, as it were, “the body of Christ” and thus subjects for reverence. It would hence not be a good idea to desecrate stuff.)

            Human life, as with most other life on earth, is, from a material standpoint, chiefly just a reproductive cycle: birth, death, rebirth. That is, continual renewal. At one level, this is what Christianity celebrates: the Holy Family, the Nativity, death, and resurrection.

            The “Hollywood garbage” and the overall attack by media, government, and what JHK sometimes calls “the thinking class” on sexuality, is nothing less than an attack on–not merely civilization, but life itself.

            If you want to destroy life, perhaps the best way to go about it is to cause disorder and destruction in the sexual relations. (I think there are some pesticides that work this way.)

            The Hollywood (et al) attack on humanity through sexuality strikes at the root of our being.

          • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 9:54 pm #


            “Sex is a spiritual act.” Indeed. That is one of the things that potentially separate us from the “lower” forms of life on the planet.

            That we have allowed it to be so degraded by Hollywood, greed, and depravity is a clear indication of how little we value our humanity and how little value to the planet we actually represent.

        • megabeth May 20, 2023 at 8:11 am #

          My opinion, after all the investigations, was that he should have gotten over himself and resigned before wasting so much public money and time. Clinton was twisted to cling so tenaciously to office.

          Clearly, now, the old reprobate has been discredited so much, for so many reasons that he barely dares show his face in public.

      • Penelope Dreadful May 19, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        Yes, but perjury is a crime. Bill and Hillary bull-sh!tted their way out of it, and just hung on to power. Nobody really did anything to them, and they learned that if they just hung on, nothing would happen, As long as they were Democrats.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          What they tried to do was a perversion of justice. Asking someone about something they really had no business asking about in the first place, to catch them in a lie.

          Mueller tried to do something similar to President Trump.

          • Night Owl May 19, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            I generally agree, but there is something to be said about his character. Poor moral character usually comes out in other areas, too, so one could argue that he was unfit and that his lying perhaps should have been used as a reason to jettison him from office.

            His trips to Epstein island were not known by the public back then, but just bolsters the point.

        • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

          Republicans got away with plenty. Esp. neocons.

          • C.O.Jones May 20, 2023 at 7:59 am #

            Exactly @MaryQueen. That’s why I cannot bring myself to feel bad for Tucker Carlson. Objectively, he has improved as a broadcaster but I still can’t erase the memory of him praising everything the Bush family did while Dumbya was in office for 2 terms. Carlson made a career of promoting neocons and now he gets sidelined by them. I need to learn to type that shrug emoji….

            I have yet to hear anyone call RFK Jr. a neocon. I’m still researching him and learning about who he is. I am waiting to hear him address the 2nd amendment before I go all-in but at this point, he is head and shoulders above the establishment clowns who claim it’s their right to be president.

            I expect dozens of women to come forward claiming he boinked them and they are most likely telling the truth. I am hoping he has the temerity to do what Bill Clinton did not – say something along the lines of “Oh yeah, I remember her – next question!”

            I heard RFK Jr. say “If I could get all the skeletons in my closet to vote for me, I would be king!”

    • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      I blame the media for much of what ails us. The media was supposed to be the watch dogs of the Federal Government. They were supposed to be asking the hard questions. They were supposed to call out suspected corruption. They were supposed to question and bring to our attention the shady dealings and unconstitutional acts of the Federal Government. They have abrogated their sacred responsibility. I would like to say they are paying the price for their abrogation but millions of brain dead Americans still tune into their rhetoric. Thousands of companies still run advertisements during their show times. I gave up on the media two decades ago, but, unfortunately too many still tune in and still listen, permitting their brains to be turned into more mush.

      No justice will happen in this Country until the truth about the corruption and the lies and the evil behind the scenes dealings of our political elite are brought to light for the majority to see and to know.

      Even then, I wonder if it will do any good. I don’t know what America has become. The people are lazy, stupid, fat, ignorant, selfish, greedy, decadent, amoral, non-religious, anti-God, porn loving, drug addicted, food binging, slobs. A pathetic group of people.

      I was sitting outside of my daughter’s ballet practice the other day, waiting for her to finish her class. As I sat there I played a game using a pad of paper and a pen, to pass the time. I started counting all of the obese people who were coming and going. Not counting the children, 92% of the women were obese. I only saw three dads and two out of three of were obese. It was stunning to me. There is something definitely wrong with people and I blame the television.

      Even if the corruption were exposed, fat Americans wouldn’t give a fuck as long as they can sit and watch “The Bachelor” or the NBA finals and stuff fat and chemical laden potato chips into their gaping cake holes.

      Yeah, we are doomed. There is no way out of this mess.

      • Anon1970 May 19, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        The US media are are almost all businesses, with shareholders who expect dividends. Many local newspapers across the country have been put out of business by the Internet.

        Too bad so many Americans think this country has nothing to learn from foreign countries.

      • oswegatchie May 19, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        You wrapped it up nicely, I must say!

      • farmgal May 19, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

        @CP I was in a doctor’s waiting room the other day when an elderly gentleman 87 motioned to me after a large woman was called back. He smiled and told me that for the entire time he had been waiting I was the only woman he had seen of normal weight. A bit surprised I said thank you I guess I have good genes. He said no most women just don’t care.

        We chatted a few moments more and lo and behold a truly obese woman walked in. We looked at each other conspiratorially and as she walked by he pointed and pantomimed “see I told you ” Made my day!

        • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

          Don’t you just love it when dusty old farts go all judgmental on women? What a charmer.

    • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      “This all started with Bill Clinton skating on the Lewinski stuff.” ~ Penelope Dreadful

      Penelope – Clinton’s (both) evil, lawlessness & transgressions go all the way back to Mena – long before the blue dress. That was all theater.

      • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

        Actually, this started with Abraham Lincoln when he made war against half the states when the exercised their Constitutional states’ rights to leave the union. Abraham Lincoln overthrew the Constitution of 1788. That then led to Woodrow Wilson. That then led to FDR. That then led to LBJ. Then we got Obama.

        This started more than a hundred years before I was born.

        Clinton was just a symptom of the rot and decay of our nation.

        • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          This started when a monkey climbed down from a tree

          • elysianfield May 19, 2023 at 11:14 am #

            My Lord,
            He did not climb down…he was pushed.

          • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 11:50 am #

            Yes, I much prefer your deeply ironic theory.

            The serendipitous evolution of the hapless victim. Brilliant!

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Yes, we fell when “Adam” took the apple from “Eve”. God pushed us out of the Garden. He posted an angel with a sword of light to guard against any attempt at reentry. The sword could cut all ways at once. A multi-dimensional laser?

        • Cactus Girl May 19, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

          @Cankerpuss: I had a teacher in college sociolgy who said that if the north hadn’t won the war, Lincoln would have been hanged as a traitor.

      • Islander May 19, 2023 at 11:03 am #

        “Clinton’s (both) evil, lawlessness & transgressions go all the way back to Mena – long before the blue dress. That was all theater.”

        Sticking with the Clintons—the blue dress would never have come to light at all if some pinched wench—Linda?— had not dropped a dime on someone. Why? Morality (ha ha).
        There must have been something (??) in it for her.

        Anyhow, only in the USA would this escapade have gotten any attention or led to impeachment proceedings.

        As with so much else, the real crimes go unremarked or unprosecuted while people’s sex lives are elevated to national news.

        It was obvious that Hillary knew all about it—I bet they hadn’t done it since Chelsea was conceived. It was just inconvenient that it all came out and threw a wrench into their real love affair: with politics, and each other’s political coat tails.

        • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 11:27 am #

          “As with so much else, the real crimes go unremarked or unprosecuted while people’s sex lives are elevated to national news.” ~ Islander

          Correct, and many times used as a soft assassination. See: Eliot Spizter, and many others.

          “It was obvious that Hillary knew all about it—I bet they hadn’t done it since Chelsea was conceived.” ~ Islander

          They may have never done it. Hillary likes skanky women more than Slick Willie does & Chelsea Hubbell is the spawn of HRC & Webb Hubbell – she’s his spitting image.

          • Islander May 19, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

            B of O,

            Chelsea does look a lot like her grandmother Dorothy Rodham (cf. the linked photo).

            Genes of “appearance” often jump a generation.

            Hillary may have married a man who reminded her of her mother!!

          • Night Owl May 19, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

            There is no question that Chelsea is Webb Hubbel’s daughter.

            Particularly when you compare her pre-plastic surgery photos to photos of Webb.

            She has the odd facial features that Webb had, and she could be Webb in drag.

          • Jimpa May 20, 2023 at 10:37 am #

            If you look at Chelsea Clinton before all the plastic surgery, it looks really likely that Web Hubble was her biological father.

        • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 11:39 am #

          Can you imagine the Clinton arguments about who was going to be on top?

          • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            LOL, I was about to say that HRC always wanted on top, which was alright w/ Willie, until he couldn’t get lil willie up enough for her to…well, you get the picture.

          • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 10:01 pm #

            Hard to blame Little Willy for having a wandering eye. Can you imagine the revulsion he must of felt if he ever tried to be intimate with the Hildabeast?

    • Wizard of the Saddle May 22, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

      I’ve been saying this for years. When ole Slick Willie just lied his ass off and stuck it out to the end -defying all comers to find a way to drag his dirty ass out of the White House…..well, that’s what tore open the fabric of the known universe and all kinds of craziness has spilled out since.

      Old Bill printed that Chutzpah and the middle finger are more powerful than truth, decency, rules, tradition, decorum, etc.

      It was a return to Tammany Hall Boss Tweed style politics of shameless grifting and abuse of office.

      Once the rest of the pols saw Clinton survive impeachment they KNEW that all of them could get away with virtually ANYTHING if they just worked harder at it and refused to ever admit wrongdoing about anything.

  6. RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 10:18 am #

    Loved the postscript! The truth will out, whether through sold out cards or overburdened funeral directors, it seems.

    • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      Yeah, but will anybody care or listen when it does come out?

    • cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      This could be a great business opportunity for someone. Come out with a specialized line of cards that deal with vax related injuries and deaths. Hate to say it, but sometimes it pays to profit at the expense of others.

      • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        SOMETIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????? That’s our econ system

      • Cactus Girl May 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        @cowbell81: Here ya go:

        You took the shot and you got a clot,
        now you’re sick and lying in bed.

        Just be glad you didn’t get boosted
        ‘Cause then you’d simply be dead.

        GET WELL SOON!!!

        • cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Hahaha, I love it!!!

        • Night Owl May 20, 2023 at 3:57 am #

          The metre is terrible.

    • Amman May 19, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      Postcript was immortal. “Get well soon.”

  7. Disaffected May 19, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    Nice Dragnet theme call back today, Jim! I’d like to see one of those episode epilogues like that series used to do as well, with the perps in question doing their best police lineup scowls for the camera. The finisher would be a nice clean arm and hand with a ping pong paddle batting the ball in country club leisure to signify the wages of crime these days, if indeed, their ever are any.



    • stelmosfire May 19, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      This whole Durham investigation seems more like a “Car 54 Where are You?” episode. Although sticking to the Dragnet scenario “the names have been changed to protect the guilty.”

  8. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    I see RFK Jr. has hired on an environmentalist with a different POV about CO2’s effect on the environment.

    I’m not sure if I believe what this new guy thinks has validity either, because I haven’t ready enough about him/it, but I do know that environmentalism from the conservationism viewpoint has stronger appeal outside the political world.

    The guy’s name is Charles Eisenstein. With a name like that he at least sounds smart.

    • Cankerpuss May 19, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      Carbon dioxide is a natural occurring gas that we humans and other mammals as well as the earth itself expel into the atmosphere. Plants and other forms of life then absorb the carbon dioxide and use it to produce sugars which they then use as foods for their own growth and survival. In the process the plants and other forms of life expel oxygen which we humans and other mammals then breathe in for our own survival. It’s a wonderful and miraculous process and benefits ALL living creatures.

      More carbon dioxide = more plant growth = more food = more human prosperity.

      The movement against carbon dioxide is a movement against life, it’s a movement against humanity. It is evil.

      If RFK jr. supports this nonsense it should be a clear indication of what kind of a man he is.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        I think he’s coming around, which also shows the kind of man he is, if he is indeed changing his thinking.

        I think he wanted to believe the CO2 mythology because it gave added fuel (pun intended) to his vendetta against oil.

        I’m not going to argue that automobile exhaust isn’t bad to breathe.

        I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t take a really hard look at something that someone like Al Gore was pushing so heavily.

      • Woodchuck May 19, 2023 at 11:22 am #

        “If RFK jr. supports this nonsense it should be a clear indication of what kind of a man he is.”

        There are many good yet hopelessly gullible people out there who believe in man made global warming. Not understanding the scientific method, they still think that “science” coming out of universities is somehow infallible. Sooner or later humanity will figure out that most of what is taught in schools these days is a bunch of man made scamster crap.

        • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

          It does not make one whit what the Elite thinks about the climate, it is changing in response to a number of influences and Mankind is too stupid and too political to control anything about the climate.

          The Left is not professing love of the environment as it’s agenda, it is a power grab and a convenient one for them. They gather their “experts” to put out another BS story about the world coming to an end. Look around, have things really changed much? The advances in renewable energy have occurred in areas where growth has occurred.

          In the meantime, we are using fossil fuel more than ever.

          Energy, encourage all of it, all forms, because we need it. The Leftist agenda will destroy the world if untethered.

          Maybe? Maybe that is their agenda.

      • neurodoc May 19, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        Anyone believing that CO2 is a problem or a poison, has never taken and passed a college biology class, or failed to listen in class (I wound not be surprised if such erroneous ideas are taught in public high schools given low/non existent standards there). I suspect dumbasses confuse CO2 with CO (carbon monoxide). Remember that the average IQ is only 100 and 50% of people are below that. Idiocracy is real and its where we all live.

        • Islander May 19, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          “I suspect dumb-asses confuse CO2 with CO (carbon monoxide). ”

          I doubt that.
          To confuse two things you have to know that they exist. I expect that dumb-asses don’t make any connection at all between CO and CO2

      • ThorsHammer May 21, 2023 at 10:14 pm #


        Willful blindness is a state of bliss.

        Increase your CO2 intake by wearing a mask 24/7 and you will overstep the limit where CO2 begins to be toxic to humans. Or triple mask if you want to accelerate the process.

        Plump the atmosphere up to the point where plant growth is maximized and you will live (or die) on a Planet of the Weeds.

        Bliss out—

    • Anon1970 May 19, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

      If his ancestors had changed their name to Ironstone (German to English) when they arrived at their US port of entry (Castle Garden or Ellis Island?), would you say he sounded smart? I am disappointed that not one Jewish Nobel Prize winner has made the connection between US politics in the 21st century and the Weimar Republic. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it.”

      • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        They can be censored just like anyone else (think: Linus Pauling)

      • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

        Why would they? They loved it and were benefitting hugely from it. When the National Socialists tried to speak against it, they were forbidden access to the media. When they took their message to the streets, they were attack by antifa.

        Same thing this time? No – the central government is in complete control this time around over here.

  9. Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    “Side-note or post-script, for those interested in how the vaccination story is going: A close friend went into the CVS pharmacy looking for a “get well soon” card. There were none. A clerk on-hand right there in the aisle said, “we can’t keep them in stock.” No “sympathy” cards either. Draw your conclusions.”

    Yet with all that dying there are not enough residences.

    For those interested in how the economy/inflation is going please place close attention to the housing “market”.

    Particularly toward what is being built and who is building it, and to who is buying the homes on the market with today’s interest rates and inflated home valuations.

    Your renter class future awaits.

    Towers and towers of rentals springing up all over the country financed by our neo-feudal overlords.

    • lizharmon May 19, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      Not exactly. Our neo-feudel overlords are indeed buying them up, but then they’re slicing, dicing and securitizing them. They get their money out up front while somebody else (doctors, lawyers and the Twitterati) are left holding the bag. It’s an old story and one that suggests that they know where this is going. Those rentals will be offloaded at some point. Think late 1980s S&L crisis offloading. It’s gonna be fun.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      Those rentals aren’t for you. They are to be filled with the desired ‘diverse’ citizenry for the new North American Region.

      • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 12:02 pm #


        The Leftist agenda is well organized and being executed more efficiently as time goes by.

        Learning curve?

        • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          They are meeting right now in Portugal, to decide what else they want to do about Western civilization, and no one seems to notice.

    • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      EL – in addition towers of rentals, of late, there are also entire single-family home developments and subdivisions which are all rentals. It’s called “renting the American dream”. With conventional financing on a $400K house, Millennials are hard-pressed for $80K down.

    • elysianfield May 19, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      My Lord,

      Yesss, and eventually rented by the deepest of pockets for the maintenance of those less fortunate. A great and guaranteed revenue stream it times of difficulty. Follow the smart money, and start lining up for some of that Section 8 largess.

      • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        MitchellC, is that you? 😉

  10. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    If RFK Jr. has had anything to say about that Durham report, I haven’t seen it.

    It could be he just wants to wait until he’s read the whole thing to comment.

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    • D from OR May 19, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Uhm yeah.

      RFK Jr. is running as a Democrat.

      This isn’t something the Party wants discussed for obvious reasons.

      Likely his mouth stays shut so he gets DNC funds. If so, then you will know what kind of guy “Bobby” is.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        He left Nancy Pelosi out of his Ukraine commentary.

      • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Until RFK declares himself an enemy of the DNC, an independent or a third party candidate, he is an enemy of the MAGA movement, period.

        Lipstick does not change the pig.

  11. GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    “A clerk on-hand right there in the aisle said, “we can’t keep them in stock.” No “sympathy” cards either. Draw your conclusions.”

    It’s amazing what a variety of metrics have appeared to counter the ‘safe and effective’ mantra, from Ed Dowds’ insurance-industry statistics and employment statistics, to the unprecedented increase in sales of tiny coffins, and now to sympathy cards. Florists must be noticing the increase in orders for funeral flowers too. And yet only a tiny number of people are speaking out.

    I went to a friend’s funeral almost a year ago (fit and healthy keen hillwalker, died of a catastrophic heart attack several months after the booster). It was a humanist service. The humanist celebrant did the eulogy, rather than a family member. There was so much talk about how active she’d been her whole life and I thought ‘you must know – you must be seeing the increase in fit people just dying and you’re pretending not to’. Part of me wanted to try to catch him after the service and ask him.

    • cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 10:28 am #

      Kurt Vonnegut was a practicing humanist. I believe that something about that set of beliefs brings out a dark sense of humor in you.

    • Slugoon May 19, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      Yup. Excess deaths still running at over 1300 per week in England & Wales (versus 5-year average, ‘pandemic’ years excluded). No signs of slowing.

    • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      When I posted the video of the conservative cleric with an afro, you declined to answer. The strong medicine of real Christianity is too strong for many.

      • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        Here we go again. Who and what the heck are you talking about this time? Calvin Robinson maybe? He’s great.

        I didn’t realise I had a legal duty to respond to all of your posts, or even that I had to visit the site at all times to make sure there wasn’t one I hadn’t responded to. I don’t read all the comments, for starters. And I certainly don’t owe you anything.

        • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

          If people responded to every post, threads would go on forever.

          • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

            They sort of do, anyhow.

          • Q. Shtik May 19, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

            If people responded to every post – GA


            I try to imagine what this section would look like if I tried correcting every error I saw. I only mention an error when the whim strikes me. e.g. I thought about mentioning that feudel s/b feudal but I said “no, I could catch hell for that.” Another I didn’t mention was wound s/b would. And virtually every comment Jarek writes contains an error or three. But nobody gives a shit because “we knew what he meant,”

          • MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            I can’t imagine what it would look like if we all spent time correcting all your mistakes, Q., which are many.

          • Q. Shtik May 19, 2023 at 9:44 pm #

            all your mistakes, Q., – MQ


            Please do correct them. It will make me less likely to make the same mistakes again. That’s what makes me different. I give a shit where most others don’t.

          • Night Owl May 20, 2023 at 3:59 am #

            No, Q. That isn’t why you try to correct others.

            Your mask fell long ago.

            And you suck at what you try to do.

          • megabeth May 20, 2023 at 8:26 am #

            Q., You misapprehend this comment section as a writing lab, apparently; it is no such thing. I used to tutor college freshmen who had landed stunned and kicking in “Bonehead English.” It was not terribly fun for me. Why not pay a private tutor to correct every jot and tittle that you get wrong and let the rest of us abuse written English with abandon?

        • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          Ok, GLAD YOU LIKE HIM.

          End of message. Do not respond.

    • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

      My niece just lost a baby boy to iniencephaly incompatible with life. Don’t know if it had anything to do with her blood type (Moderna), but it sure was a horrible blow for her . . . speaking of tiny coffins.

      • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

        Sorry to hear that – how awful for your niece.

        • megabeth May 20, 2023 at 8:18 am #

          Thank you, Green Albany. My heart is breaking for her.

          • megabeth May 20, 2023 at 8:19 am #

            “Green Albany”?

  12. reggiezz May 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    Meanwhile the Centcom Chief was in Israel meeting with his Israeli counterpart a couple weeks ago, right before McCarthy gave a speech in Israel pledging forever war-backing to that country.

    They’re going to pivot from Ukraine and start a war with Iran.

    • Disaffected May 19, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      That would certainly serve their green agenda, since the oil supply would dry up overnight. Remaining supplies would likely all go to the military.

  13. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    Speaking of questions that should be asked, I posted a couple of things during the week but I think they mostly pertained to ventilators.

    I don’t think I posted this good question yet:

    Could someone please ask Obama why he’s been silent for the past 7 years about the fact that Hillary Clinton originated the Russia hoax?

    • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 11:04 am #

      Because he’s a scumbag?

      • AmericanObserver May 19, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        True. Also I firmly believe we’ll have Michelle Obama foisted on us, and keeping distance from the has-been failed Hillary is part of the Obama game plan.

      • Islander May 19, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        No, because he was “running” Hillary.

    • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      It’s because he’s taking the “5th”: doesn’t want to incriminate himself.

    • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      He’s too busy playing Fallout 4 and sparking up doobies. Roommates Big Mike and Val are always getting on his case about the skunky miasma enveloping their Kalorama love nest.

  14. Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    If you want a glimpse of the type of leadership who presides over a dying former republic, and just how comical and ridiculous and dire it has become please view:

    -Mr. Allen (FBI whistleblower) before Linda Sanchez

    -Fetterman at Bernie Perma-cuck Sanders’ press hearing in a white hoodie… and shorts railing against the debt ceiling like a toddler in need of a nap.

    • BackRowHeckler May 19, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      The dude wasn’t making a lot of sense. Could you follow what the hell he was talking about?

      Doesn’t the Senate have a dress code? Fetterman looked like an old thug getting ready to rob the local 7-11.

      • AmericanObserver May 19, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

        He dresses and looks like the bouncer at a second-rate strip club.

        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          Here in PA, we just call him Lurch

        • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

          “I thedd get off da thtage and thtopp putting dowwa bilths in your mout”

          • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

            “Hi! Good night!”

            ** b o u n c e **

        • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          He’s a troll of the people.

          • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            Absolutely. Brilliantly conceived.
            To troll the citizenry of hoodie wearing retards with both a refection and representation of them that leads most of them to feelings of disgust is 4 dimensional trolling

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

            Or is he just using the hood to hide the growth on his neck that Tucker showed?

            Is this how trolls reproduce?

          • Hated American June 14, 2023 at 8:56 am #

            Courtesy of the Great Savior Trump who endorsed RINO carpetbagging Friend of Oprah, Oz.

  15. JackStraw May 19, 2023 at 10:46 am #

    I do have to hand it to RFK. He certainly has balls knowing what happens to those who declare war on the deep state. Trump, too.

    They won’t let either one win.

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    • Disaffected May 19, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      And it wouldn’t matter if they did. A compliant Prez is a luxury these days, not a necessity.

    • elysianfield May 19, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      RFK might be the right man at the right time to siphon off what might become a dangerous push back to current “programs”…split the conservative vote, don’t you know….

      Who cares what he says if it means nothing? An honest politician today is one who, when bought, stays bought. Tell the rubes what they want to hear…there is no accountability when elected.

      “If elected, I will demand immediate reparations for all minorities, sex on demand for all unmarried male adults, and a chicken in every garage, and a car in every pot….”

      All the way with RFK!

      • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        One can’t help but be inclined to believe that RFK’s role is to lure and secure the voters aggrieved and disillusioned by the Democratic party and those who will never vote for Trump.

    • Hated American June 14, 2023 at 8:57 am #

      Controlled Opp. He wails at the wall like all of them.

  16. D from OR May 19, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    David Miranda age 37 died May 9th. He was Glenn Greenwald’s husband. Pancreatitis that seeped into his system causing sepsis. He was in the hospital 9 months before he died. Vaxxed.

    Headlines today say the bassist for the band The Smiths, Andy Rourke, died a few days ago. Pancreatic cancer.

    Guitarist for the band, Modest Mouse, died a few months ago after discovering he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Vaxxed so he could tour.

    My college roommate’s very fit brother-in-law collapsed at family gathering last year and was rushed to the hospital. Was discovered to have pancreatic cancer and died the next day. Age 42. Vaxxed.


    Along with heart issues there has to be some stats showing increases in specific diseases. Are there stats that show increases in cancers? It seems many of these victims are barely able have a diagnosis before they die.

    • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      D – they are calling them turbocancers.

      • D from OR May 19, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        Ah, I see. That’s accurate though I’m sure medically there is no explanation.

        In the past one could count on youth and health as being on one’s side to help fight disease but in these cases it does not seem to matter.

        I think it’s this part that will eventually become harder and harder square as the abnormal deaths are increasing as we get about 18-24 months (average) out from the initial jabs.

        • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

          “That’s accurate though I’m sure medically there is no explanation.”

          Two explanations:


          (Dr Jessica Rose’s testimony to the Canadian National Citizens’ Inquiry – click on the first link for the presentation.)


          “Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs”

          The second one is almost a year old now, so it’s not as if the PTB can say they don’t know.

      • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        “D – they are calling them turbocancers.”

        And guess what, there’s a ‘fact check’ for that. 🙂 As I found out when I tried to find out about evidence. The ‘fact check’, you will be unsurprised to learn, said there was none – talking of which, Dr Byram Bridle has a great piece today on how the ‘fact checkers’ operate, from personal experience. One who ‘fact-checked’ him was a history student or graduate temping in the ‘fact-checking’ world.


        The writer and blogger Margaret Anna Alice (‘Through the looking glass’) calls them ‘fact chokers’. She’s also responsible for coining the excellent ‘philanthropath’, particularly in relation to everyone’s favourite one.

      • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

        My son’s father was declared cured of renal cancer in 2017 after a nephrectomy. Now he’s stage 4 with lung mets, and holding it at bay with immunotherapy.

        • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

          Two teaspoons sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, daily, dissolved & mixed in one cup of warm water. Also. two tablespoons pureed asparagus daily – highest source of naturally occurring glutathione. Then watch it all go away.

    • Disaffected May 19, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and least early diagnosed, even under normal conditions.

      • D from OR May 19, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        True however my point is it seems to be an increasing cause of death and I’m wondering if it is.

        As Ron Anselmo points out there has been a need to name them “turbocancers” because the disease is so aggressive.

        We’re going backward because until 2021 cancer was considered more treatable and manageable.

        • RCAnderson May 19, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          I’ve read a couple of blogs or comments where people say that they know someone who had cancer a while back but beat it, then got vaxxed and voila, their cancer came back like gangbusters. Just a coincidence of course.

          • JackStraw May 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            I recently found out about a friend who went through exactly that. He beat cancer about 6 years ago, but then it came back last year and he was dead within just a few months.

          • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            RCA – on the CDC’s own site, before they scrubbed it, the last bullet point on “vaccine” side effects was “Vaccine Disease Acceleration”. There are screenshots of it out there. I saw it on the CDC site with my own eyes.

            Vaccine Disease Acceleration – meaning that preexisting disease would be accelerated. My mother, on an expected downward trajectory with dementia, lost all mobility weeks after her shots & has since passed. An uncle – with no history of cancer in our family – had stage 4 cancer – passed in two months.

            I told people at the time (2020 – 2021), people we’d expect to lose in 4 or 5 years, we’re losing in 4 or 5 months. The trend continues, and no, it’s not coincidence. The beat goes on and no one has had to pay the piper. Yet. Trust me, they will.

          • Rowdypiglet May 19, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            RCAnderson, That was the case with my sister. She beat cancer 30 years ago, had regular checkups, and had been cancer free since. After the vax, she suddenly had stage 4 cancer, and went before I had a chance to visit and say goodbye.

          • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

            That would be my son’s father.

          • Ron Anselmo May 19, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

            Beth – sorry to hear that.

    • Anon1970 May 19, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      Hospitals are great places to catch infections.

      I received all three (1+2) shingle shots and all the Covid vaccines and I’m doing quite well at age 75.

      • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        Converse statement from a former nurse,

        If you want to live and stay healthy, stay the hell away from hospitals.

  17. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:14 am #

    More on ventilators – people calling Alex Berenson out for not warning us what was going on under cover of a virus:

    “I TOLD YOU THEN. I’M TELLING YOU NOW. Politics and fear got in the way of care, and the results were deadly in some cases.”

    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      This Spencer character is the guy who wandered around NYC with Ebola during that test run for the covid emergency.

  18. Helix May 19, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    Re: “I believe Mr. Durham will provide many interesting answers to these queries.”

    Fat chance. If Mr. Durham shows any inclination to providing interesting answers to these queries, I suspect he’ll meet with an unfortunate automobile accident before the hearings begin. More likely, though, his experience over the last few years has impressed upon him the importance of staying between the lines.

  19. GoldenRoad May 19, 2023 at 11:42 am #

    “Side-note or post-script, for those interested in how the vaccination story is going: A close friend went into the CVS pharmacy looking for a “get well soon” card. There were none. A clerk on-hand right there in the aisle said, “we can’t keep them in stock.” No “sympathy” cards either. Draw your conclusions.”

    Mine having worked in consumer products and retail for a couple decades is that their supply chains are still a mess. Card guys have swung their business to much larger focus on seasonal because that is when people still buy cards. Rest of the time their missives are digital now.

    One other idea as an adjunct to above is that they are behind on the demo shift. Too many birth cards and not enough death cards.

    But hey you can think it’s all those people dying of blood clots due to vaccines.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 11:51 am #

      Doesn’t have to be blood clots. Sometimes it just wrecks your immune system so you end up dying from an infection an otherwise healthy person fights off.

    • Slugoon May 19, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      Death rate is still running over 10% higher than normal in my part of the world. Something is killing them.

      • GoldenRoad May 19, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Acceleration of the aging curve? If any one doesn’t think our organic death rates (ignoring suicide, the fentanyl crisis, and mass shootings, etc) wouldn’t speed up they are ignoring demography. The aging population trends that have impacted available workforce, etc have been in place and accelerating since the late 2010’s pre-Covid.

        • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          The data presented by e.g. the ONS in the UK specifically compares weekly death rates with those pertaining in the previous 5 years. It now includes 2020 in those 5 years, which, considering that was when people were supposed to be dying an masse of the virus, makes the current figures even more shocking.

          Obviously, in 5 years’ time, the PTB will be able to pretend that the new normal is just … normal.

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            I would say ‘nice try’, but it wasn’t even that.

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            ‘en masse’

          • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            “I suspect excess mortality now is all drug overdoses and mRNA.”

          • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            Think, who is “benefitting” from all this excess mortality?

            The population reduction boys and girls on the Left. The ones that are pushing vaxxes and marijuana as the gateway to drugs.

            Bill Gates smiles when he sees high mortality.

            The Deep State breathes easier benefitting from the drug industry.

          • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Are these the same PTB that are trying to convince us that the climate is not normal and is getting worse,

            With little or no data to support that claim either.

            Conclusion? There is no normal.

        • Slugoon May 19, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          No way. That would be gradual. Graphing the mortality rates since 2010 the seasonal up and down trends upwards almost imperceptibly. Until post-Covid. The two ‘Covid years’ show spikes that are barely worse than the bad flu season of 2015 yet the period following shows marked increases in death rates. In the summer months, when they traditionally drop, they have fallen nowhere near to historic levels. (This is for over 50s. Covid has zero statistical effect on under 50s, which makes the lockdowns and coerced jabbing all the more insane.) There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see.

        • elysianfield May 19, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

          Patient-“So, doctor, how are my tests?”

          Doctor-“First let me ask you…what is your astrological sign?”

          Patient- “Cancer”

          Doctor-“…What a coincidence….”

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            That is almost as bad as the one about the long-playing record, EF. 🙂

        • Night Owl May 20, 2023 at 4:01 am #

          The Golden Rube.

    • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

      “Rest of the time their missives are digital now.”

      Highly unlikely for sympathy cards, I’d suggest. Some things are solemn enough to demand a card rather than an email. I dread to think what a digital ‘condolences’ card would look like.

      • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        Send a high quality card that the receiver has to print out. Don’t have a high quality printer? Well, whose fault is that?

        • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

          You really have lost the plot.

          ‘So sorry for your loss. Now, do you mind printing out this ‘card’ because I couldn’t be arsed walking to a shop, writing one out, sticking a stamp on it and posting it to you. Because, sorry as I am for your loss, I’m not that sorry, so you’ll have to make do with this. Thinking of you, but not that much. Love (but not that much love), Alba.”

          I’ll walk to the shop, thanks, and remind myself that my tasteful card, that showed I made the effort to walk to the flippin’ shop, is eclipsed in its harmful anti-environmental potential by the cardboard generated by millions of people who don’t buy cards any more but can’t be arsed walking to a book shop and waiting 3 weeks for their book to come. That includes me a lot of the time, so I know which of my sins are the most heinous.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Can’t be arsed? Q is going to love this! Flippin’ lazy?

            You should always try to write like a latter day Burns. Perhaps translating Huckleberry Finn into your patois.

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            Neither of those words is ‘my’ patois. They are primarily English (and from there, also Australian, I expect).

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            I believe there is a Cockney translation of the Bible, or at least of the NT. Not really my thing, though.

          • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            I obviously didn’t mean your personal patois, duh. By definition a language or dialect is a shared thing. Thus my animus against Islander for making up words like MUS. She is “a” MUS herself.

          • Islander May 19, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

            MUS is not a word.

            I explained this to you before.

            It is an initialism.
            Em You Ess.

            It stands for Makes Up Shit.

          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            I’m perfectly aware you didn’t mean my ‘personal’ patois. It never occurred to me that you did. You mentioned Burns, so I presumed you were referring to some kind of Scottish patois (presumably Lallans).

            I merely pointed out that the terms were more English than Scottish, so not ‘my’ patois, although I have no antipathy to things English.


          • GreenAlba May 19, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            I don’t actually speak Lallans. I speak English, with a not particularly strong Scottish accent, but I include a few Scots expressions, as most of us do.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 20, 2023 at 7:38 am #

            Alba, I applaud the use of “can’t be arsed”. Love UK slang…so sideways to American ears, therefore somehow unmatched.

            That said, I’d sound like a jackass if I tried to use that in my Upper Midwestern dialect.

            Granted, maybe you’d react the same way listening to a blue collar barfly in Boston on a Sunday bender? Lots of colloquial quirks that make the world go ’round.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2023 at 7:10 am #

            I’ve no idea where the expression came from, Mr M. Presumably it has some idea of ‘can’t be bothered getting off my lazy arse’!

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2023 at 7:13 am #

            You might like the Irish comedian Aisling Bea’s take on the expression, Mr M (I’ve posted it before).


          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Love it, GA. Apparently that is the gist.

      • megabeth May 19, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

        An electronic condolence card would need a few dancing monkeys and a banner ad for cremation services.

  20. SW May 19, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

    Durham’s report will be part of history and it was important he did it and it’s now in the public domain. The complete silence in MSM tells us all (as usual) nothing will really happen and the 20 to 30% of true believers will feel completely justified in ignoring it.

    The only chance the US has of hanging on to the rule of law are the ongoing hearings in the House. I don’t think it will change the course we’re on but it might slow down the Stasi-ettes in Congress. They’re furious that January 6th is being investigated more thoroughly and the FBI whistleblowers have been given a Congressional stage to expose the corruption surrounding this miscarriage of justice.

    I think the only reason Biden announced his candidacy for 2024 is to stop debates on TV with all other Democrats and stop RFK. Poll after poll shows the majority of Americans think he’s senile.

    Here ya go:

    “More than 6 in 10 Americans say President Biden does not have the mental sharpness or physical health to serve effectively as president, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll — a finding that underscores some of the stark challenges he is confronting at the outset of his campaign for reelection.” May 7, 2023

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    • Lyndy33 May 19, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      No worry, he will find enough ballots to win.

    • workingclasshero May 19, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

      Fox news had a poll that said Biden was ahead of both Trump and DeSantis by 2-3 points each if election was today. That was depressing. When the mighty Wurlitzer of the MSM gets rolling next year and braindead Republican positions are parsed out ,it will be allot worse going toward November.

  21. jim May 19, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    “There it is. We will now have to muddle through and go forward, a savagely deformed polity.”

    It might just be that this now “savagely deformed polity” is the perfect institutional instrument for continued consolidation and control by all the usual suspects.

    • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

      Someday soon we all will be together
      If the fates allow
      Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow

      Not so fast! Any such muddling is now strictly prohibited.

  22. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

    Somebody called Krystal Ball went on the attack against RFK Jr. and her own viewers didn’t much care for it:

    • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      That name. Why would a parent do that to a child?

    • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      Never trust a woman named Crystal. If it’s spelled with a K, even worse.

      • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

        Indeed. The preferred name of low-rent escorts, pole dancers, and lot lizards.

        • Anthea May 19, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

          @ Edge Lord:

          Such people do no go by their real names.

      • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        Cracklin’ Rose is a store bought woman.

        She makes me sing like a guitar hummin’

        Crystal breaks and becomes shards. Why don’t any of them call themselves Shards?

      • badberries May 20, 2023 at 9:24 am #

        Doubly so if her middle name is Meth.

  23. Jarek May 19, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

    There are no false positives. The OBD (onboard diagnostic system) is never wrong. When all the lights of the world are dimmed, my malfunction indicator light will be shining bright, a beacon of hope or doom depending on how you look at it.

    Could the tricksy lights in the death marshes really be OBD lights seen thru a glass darkly? And the dead warriors so many car crash victims or people ruined because they couldn’t get their OBD light to turn off?

  24. DaveO907 May 19, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

    Unable to “reply” to comments for second week in a row. The “glitch” in the machine has it in for me. Too bad. So many juicy ripostes and embellishments were ready to fly forth.
    That said, I have to consider that this site is constantly under a persistent form of attack by TPTB. It just makes sense within the context of the total control these evil bastards have had plenty of time to delegate to their innumerable “committees for action(s).”

    The scope of their undertaking is truly mind boggling, so much so that it can only be absorbed slowly over a period of years so as to not overwhelm and be deemed paranoid fantasy in nature.
    I know I cannot be candid with even my own family for the most part, dribs and drabs are all I can dispense and then hope the dots lead to the correct conclusions. That’s why this space is so necessary for validation, and again, why it makes sense it will continue to be under subtle forms of attack.

    Yes, dribs and drabs, not the entire enchilada of the grand multiple generational scheme. It’s either that or seduce the innocent lambs into reading the classics, such as “The Man in the High Castle” for a condensed variation of what we have been trained via our Rockefeller/Ford/CIA, etc, etc, educational dumb-down “reforms” to regard as reality.

    This past week in summary:
    Greg Price
    “Brennan goes back on MSNBC like nothing happened,
    Biden continues running the country into the ground,
    Comey keeps eating glue,
    and Obama enjoys Martha’s Vineyard.”

  25. Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

    Lyin’ Ted “Cancun” Cruz wants an investigation into… Bud Light

    These “maverick” republicans are such obvious distraction agents.

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    • JackStraw May 19, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      I had to look that up, because it seemed so ridiculous.

      Our fightin’ GOP! What a bunch of paid off losers.

    • Jarek May 19, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      Yeah, trying to co-opt a rare, large scale populist resistance movement. Most right wing boycotts never amount to anything. This one hit a chord, coming on the heels of the tranny killer. Just leave it alone, asshole.

    • cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

      Yep, apparently this is the most pressing thing our country is dealing with right now. Talk about a diversion. The RINO GOP is just feeding into the distraction while everything else crumbles around us.

      Gasoline sure as hell better not exceed $4/gallon for my summer road trips this year! And it has steadily been creeping up closer to that mark these past few days.

  26. DaveO907 May 19, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh. Read of the week from Consortium News. Well, my two faves.

    Patrick Lawrence


    Michael Brenner


  27. liber8tor May 19, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

    As always, JK on target. Trump allowed the Mueller case to drag on. He promised to release the FISA Docs, and it never happened.

    Trump promised to release the JFK Docs (as redacted as they were) and it never happened.

    It’s all Uniparty theater.

    • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

      Ask yourself,

      What power does that Mob in DC have when they can dominate a personality like Trump, which they did.

      It would be nice to have a crystal ball and foresee Trump’s future to see what he would do as a lame duck.

  28. JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

    My opinion for what it is worth,

    Covid or it’s vaxxes do not destroy the immune system. It refocuses it. The immune system has a broad spectrum efficacy against all the bugs it has seen in its life time.

    Then Covid or it’s vaxxes shows up and the immune system shifts its efforts into exclusively SARS 2 antigens.

    Meaning it’s surveillance and destruction of cancers or even shingles viruses, which form all the time or are held in check, slackens and the onslaught begins.

    One thing that might aggravate this situation is that it seems some cells, like liver cells, might be gene altered by the vaxx and produce Covid s proteins forever, focusing the immune system even more.

    Stay the hell away from anything with mRNA.

    • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

      I also believe that the biggest variable with the Vaxx was its injection. The mRNA model says that introduction of the messenger RNA does not get into the bloodstream, hence does not involve other organs other than the muscle it is injected into.

      Bullshit! The variability of the injection getting into arterioles and becoming systematic is large. The Vaxx mills did not follow Intra muscular injection precautions at all.

    • JC Penny May 19, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      I always thought (and still do) that mRNA technology is like letting a consultant fix a method [fka subroutine] embedded in your system’s basic architecture. He can fix that bug but has no idea what it will break in the process.

      Put another way, our immune system is the epitome of AI. It gets the seed data from conception, then ‘learns’ throughout our lives. Then along comes Warped Mind [aka Speed) and they decide to change a little of the original – or early – code.

      What could go wrong?

      • Islander May 20, 2023 at 9:29 am #

        What a great analogy?

        I mean, between our immune system and AI.

        Except that our immune system is not “artificial” but . . .*real*. Based on the chemistry and diffuse intelligence of life as it evolved without external direction.

        “Intelligence” in the AI context is actually closer to the intel context than the life context.

        Artificial “intelligence” can only ever “ape” this life intelligence. It can never recreate it or replace it.

        But clumsy human “genius apes” can sure screw it up. .

  29. DaveO907 May 19, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

    @John AZ

    They have already received FDA clearance to use mRNA in our food supply, animals and vegetables. On our shelves already? Or sometime in June.
    Just what it portends, I dunno. Waiting to hear from experts I trust.

    • JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

      Dave, we need to find out where the Elite buy their food.

      • cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

        The elites do not buy mainstream food, it is alleged that they feast off the blood and plasma of aborted fetuses.

  30. JohnAZ May 19, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

    Hey, Zelensky is going to the G7 meeting.

    Whew, what a relief, all is well!!

    What a joke the entire western bloc is now.

    Z is going to fall in with BRICS++, watch and see.

    Also, watch Klaus, Georgie et al fall in with BRICS++ as they lose faith in the West.

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    • Jimpa May 20, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

      Biden’s going to give the Ukes F-16’s. That should improve things- not.

  31. Islander May 19, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

    Great article on Musk/Soros/Magneto/semites triggered by imagined anti-semitism.

    Good for a laff and Musk watching:


    “Sure, despite describing himself as a “free-speech absolutist,” Musk’s version of Twitter has routinely banned several high-profile accused “Nazis” and serial Jew-namers. But as the world’s second-richest man, Musk is the highest-status billionaire willing to clap back at free-speech antagonists such as the ADL. In doing so, he has become a comic-book supervillain to humorless Leftists just as George Soros is the cartoonish bête noire for the modern Right.”

    If humorless leftists hate Musk, I guess it must mean, conversely, that all those who hate Musk are humorless leftists.

    • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

      I do appreciate his laconic rebuttals.

      He told the ADL they should drop the A.

      Brilliant. Classic.

      Anti-semitism is noticing who they really prefer you not notice.

      If one were to point out a disproportionate amount of Mormons, Evangelicals, white nationalists, Muslims, or Latin catholics destroying western civilization, they will not do a thing.

  32. Roundball Shaman May 19, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

    “After all, this was a collective effort. In Washington, the more people involved in a conspiracy, the less culpable it becomes. They all did it, so no one did.” —Jonathan Turley”

    Answer: It’s been said that the greatest sin of all is to say there is no sin. So in the case of the leadership of ‘The Indispensable Nation!’… it looks like there’s a Whole Lotta Sinnin’ Goin’ On (even though They deny that. We do need Jerry Lee to write that song, pronto!) There are the sins we do without knowing we’re doing them. Then there are the sins we do with full knowledge that we do them but we are ashamed. And then there are the sins we do with full knowledge that we do and we are proud of doing them and that we double-down on. And we know where ‘Our Leaders!’ fit on that Sinnin’ Scale.

    “… clues as to what begat the smoldering wreck of the legal system that once girded all the rough-and-ready ways of the old America, turning us into a land of simpering zombies.”

    See Above Answer.

    “… a strange, Satanic cult called the FBI that cast a spell over the land, giving license to wickedness and depravity…”

    See Above Answer.

    “… and an evil mummy resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…”

    See Above Answer. Also, isn’t that a core job requirement for ANYONE who lives there?

    “We will go forward from this whether we like it or not, of course, because the arrow of time flies only in that direction.”

    Quantum physics has proven that Time does not exist and is nothing more than a human mental construct. So we can go in any ‘direction’ of ‘Time’ any ‘time’ we want. A good place to start would be to go ‘back’ in Time and save our Republic from the hijacking and rot and corruption that has derailed it into the putrid social and political sewage pond as it now exists. And how to do that once we go ‘back’ there? See Above Answer. And don’t let Their Kind anywhere near the levers of power.

    “A close friend went into the CVS pharmacy looking for a ‘get well soon’ card. There were none. A clerk on-hand right there in the aisle said, ‘we can’t keep them in stock.’ No “sympathy” cards either.”

    Do you know what’s worse? When there is no one left to buy them anyway and no one left to sell them. And that’s the wet dream for humanity for all those who Sin and Deny That They Are Sinning.

    There’s a Whole lotta sinnin’ goin’ on…

  33. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

    Regarding the Durham report- I can remember how the excuse for crating the Homeland Security agency was because intelligence agencies did not talk to each other.

    The excuse, not the reason. The reason was so that they could keep themselves secure from the wrath of the people at home.

    Here is a lengthy and detailed article, with a lot of background, that helps explain what just happened.

    A lot of people really believe a lot of stuff that just isn’t true, just never happened.


    • Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

      “Creating” the agency.

    • Islander May 19, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

      Wow. that is a must-read.

      Certainly reinforces the view that Obama is running things, and has been since 2007 (or, the cabal that is running him).

      I have long assumed (based on an ms. I edited) that a group got behind Obama early on, and I think that group was based in Chicago. Pritzkers, Rahm Israel Emanuel, Bazalons—appalling people. High-class mafiosi and duel-citizen traitors. (Emanuel’s grandfather died in a skirmish with Arabs in Jerusalem; his father was a member of the Irgun. Rahm went from the Daley machine directly to the Clinton machine.) These are the people who groomed Barack Obama and greased his way.

      If this is Obama’s third term, it explains why it doesn’t matter that Joe is stumbling and dazed 24/7. And why it doesn’t matter if he continues to be non compos mentis for another term.

      Because Obama is wearing the pants, directing the whole show from the Intelligence Branch “turret” of the government, where he is quite invisible because shielded by the Intelligence Branch. And he can pick off whomever he pleases and choose the vector.

      What a scumbag. I saw it in his face on Inauguration Day. That he was a Pharaoh-in-waiting, no longer needing to hide his true nature.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

      Amazing read. Really spells it all out, chapter and verse. Take away: this only reinforces the notion that things are SO MUCH worse than any of us suspect and the utter futility of election politics.

  34. cowbell81 May 19, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

    Old Jello-legs Joey Biden STUMBLES while walking down steps of shrine as G7 leaders wait on him, and then leaves their group dinner early.

    Haha, what a joke of a puppet president this guy is.

    • elysianfield May 20, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      The joke is not on him…

      The joke is on us.

  35. Beryl of Oyl May 19, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

    It could be in response to Obama knowing Hillary made up the Russia collusion story and sitting on that knowledge.

    Former President Barack Obama banned from visiting Russia

    “In response to a new round of U.S. sanctions, Russia announced Friday that it was banning 500 Americans from entering the country, including former President Barack Obama and comedian Stephen Colbert.

    The list released by the Foreign Ministry did not specify complaints against each individual. But the ministry said the offenses included spreading Russophobia, supplying Ukraine with arms, and officials “who are directly involved in the persecution of dissidents in the wake of the so-called ‘storm of the Capitol.’”


    Bobby Jr. might want to take a closer look at that ‘insurrection’.

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  36. taijitu May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

    “We will go forward from this whether we like it or not,….” How I managed to keep reading this over and over again is beyond me. I think it was the “whether or not” that brought me up straight. Fortunately, the day turned out really good.

  37. rdswysd4 May 19, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

    As someone who talks to hundreds of people a week on the phone, I can definitely attest to the fact that over the last couple years the number of people who say, “I’m really sick” and/or “My (fill in the family member) just died” has at least doubled over the years prior that I provided this same service. I’m unable to say a word or speculate, but the first question I always want to ask is, “Did you/they take the *experimental* shot?”

  38. Pucker May 19, 2023 at 8:07 pm #


    The Vaccines may turn out to be akin to “The Black Death” in Europe?

    The Oligarchs need the die off to create a big labour shortage to create a big lucrative market for robots and their AI? But, unlike The Black Death, the wealth will go to the Oligarchs?

    “ The Black Death would go on to kill nearly half of the population of Western Europe, creating a shortage of labor and ending the feudal system. The death toll also gave rise to the need for private lawyers to handle the inheritance of property. The amount of land and gold did not change, so inflation emerged because the wealth of individuals rose per capita as the population was halved.”

    “The Cycle of War and the Coronavirus”, Martin Armstrong

  39. MaryQueen May 19, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

    Joe Biden Takes Girl and Boy By The Hands, Into WH, Wordlessly:


    • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      Beyond creepy.

  40. Pucker May 19, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

    Martin Armstrong seems to suggest that it all boils down to the “Velocity of Money”?

    “The Cycle of War and the Coronavirus”, Martin Armstrong

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    • Pucker May 19, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

      I was fortunate to grow up in a time when the Velocity of Money was expanding rapidly.

      “However, people do not revolt over simple ideology. Revolts and revolutions result only from the people having lost their economic means.”

      “The Cycle of War and the Coronavirus”, Martin Armstrong

  41. Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

    “The number of individuals who have entered the United States illegally through the southern border in the first four months of this year surpasses the populations of Delaware, along with five other states.

    According to data analyzed by The Center Square, a minimum of 1,047,528 people have either been apprehended or reported evading capture during this period. This figure exceeds the estimated populations of Delaware (1,031,985), South Dakota (923,484), North Dakota (780,588), Alaska (732,294), Vermont (647,156), and Wyoming (583,279).”

    This is just this year. Never mind the +6M who have entered under Mayorkas’ plan.

    You’re not being replaced. You’re being reconstituted.

  42. gustafson.robert.22 May 19, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

    Once upon a time, back in the good old days when one could drill a small hole through the dashboard plastic and down directly into the check engine lightbulb, darkening it forever, then visit a charming, lackadaisical vehicle inspector who’d pass your chugger easily…

    • Edge Lord May 19, 2023 at 11:39 pm #

      Black. Electrical. Tape.

      Seriously, a drill?

      Just place tape over the illuminated warning!!

    • stelmosfire May 20, 2023 at 8:36 am #

      KISS principal, why overthink the problem.Just buy a simple cheap scanner for 20 bucks and clear all the codes whenever you feel the need. this one works fine. I cleared a check engine code weeks ago and it hasn’t been back since. This cheapie works fine. It will even tell you what’s wrong with your car. Wonder of wonders.


      • elysianfield May 21, 2023 at 11:00 am #

        Also, go to Ebay and buy the three volume dealer repair manual, if you can find the exact year, make and model offered.

    • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Well I’m not against the little lights. Indeed, they often warn of problems. And of course the OBD (onboard diasnostic system) helps mechanics discover the problem more quickly. The issue is as Mango said, they often assume that the OBD itself can never malfunction. No false positives in other words.

      As their computer technicians who specialize in repairing car computers – or is this a field that is destined to remain fallow?

      I was considering all options since I have to pass the test in order to get re-registered, and Stel’s infernal machine looks great. But joy of joy, yesterday the little light popped off like it’s supposed to once you crank.

      The manual said that after having work done, it might take some time and mileage to recalibrate. Apparently, that’s what happened.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

        Better leave your car running in the backyard until you can go and pass that emissions test!

        It turned off randomly…therefore it will turn back on randomly at some point.

        • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          Yes, tricksy. The little lights try to lure you into the water so you lie beside the heroes with your own little light.

          Every body and every thing wants to expand or become higher or more numerous.

  43. Pucker May 19, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

    I wonder if the Oligarchs will one day reinstate the “Droit du Seigneur”?

    “ Tax rebellions in northern Europe were of three general types: revolts against pure taxation; revolts under the guise of religious reformation, leading to the confiscation of the monasteries in 1536; and the anti-seigneurial revolts that rejected the French droit du seigneur (right of the lord) to sleep the first night with the bride of his vassals. Often, a bride could be redeemed by paying a fee to the feudal lord. Various tax revolts occurred in England in 1549, 1607, and 1628-1632.”

    • Pucker May 19, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

      I wonder what Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bill Gates would think of the “Droit du Seigneur”?

      “Tax rebellions in northern Europe were of three general types: revolts against pure taxation; revolts under the guise of religious reformation, leading to the confiscation of the monasteries in 1536; and the anti-seigneurial revolts that rejected the French droit du seigneur (right of the lord) to sleep the first night with the bride of his vassals. Often, a bride could be redeemed by paying a fee to the feudal lord. Various tax revolts occurred in England in 1549, 1607, and 1628-1632.”

  44. Pucker May 19, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

    Some people speculate that the Russians used a “Tactical Nuke” to take out the big Ukrainian weapons dump?

    Shortly thereafter, it seems that the Russians took out a Patriot Missile battery.

    Meanwhile, Peter Zeihan insists that the Americans have rendered the Russian Khinzal Missiles defunct. These stories don’t jibe….


    • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Always read American agitprop as just the opposite and you’ll never go wrong. If they say they’ve figured out the Khinzal it means they’re scared shitless and have no defense against it whatsoever.

  45. KesaAnna May 19, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

    ” This all started with Bill Clinton skating on the Lewinski stuff. ”

    Believe it or not I’m no fan of the Clinton crime family.

    If Chelsea had a car wreck , or somehow wound up on a bread line .

    I’m afraid my reaction would be a smile.

    But , no , I don’t really think that is true.

    To begin with :

    Sex is it ?

    And Clarence Thomas ?

    Sex is it ?

    Frankly , I’m already not listening.

    Like it seems to me that a mere 50 years ago they were all but lynching homosexuals.

    And the , ” They ” were typically people who had never been bunny butt fucked raped by queers anyway.

    And near as I can tell , a mere 50 years later , the folks who want to lynch you merely because you don’t want to invite a fag to your birthday party ,

    are not uncommonly the SAME people who were doing the lynching a mere 50 years ago.

    The norm of sex is a few billion psycho perverts in a massive conspiracy to represent the norm as otherwise.

    So , yeah , to begin with , I’m already not listening.

    ” Hillary and others learned a lesson. If you do not give up and quit, nobody is going to do nothing to you. ”

    A correct lesson.

    How about dialing the clock back ,

    to Watergate ?

    Actually Watergate was slightly before my time.

    On the other hand , it was NOT THAT long ago either.

    So what was Watergate about ?

    Unfortunately there is no apparent salacious sex in this case.

    All we disappointingly seem to have there is a tightly – wound Quaker and a perhaps once teen royalty , but now basically milquetoast, Pat Nixon.

    Though people DO try to make some kind of horse race out of all that boring nothing.

    No , as far as the Blue Laws go , Nixon’s sins only seem to amount to a religious type who is never the less quite fond of , and quite liberal in his use of , profanity.

    Terrible ! We are hardly John Calvin , but let’s string him up anyway.

    Anyway , some things that Watergate were possibly about ;

    — A public official who repeatedly lies , and even under oath.

    Ugh , I’m going to go ahead and drop the ” public official ” part. ( Whether you like it or not . )

    ( But I will be coming down pretty fucking hard later on the , ” under oath ” bullshit. )

    Come now.

    Do you suppose you are being dragged into court to recieve an award for popularity ?

    Or this is a get – together , you and your buddies , to have a friendly debate on the question of how many Angels can dance on the head of a pin ?

    No , to begin with , it doesn’t fucking matter where this court is held , Nebraska , Nepal , or fucking North Korea .

    This is ENEMY territory , and everyone in the room is either your enemy , or at best a bystander who doesn’t give a shit either way.

    What about Juries ?

    That’s fucking cute.

    Something like only 2% of cases ever get as far as a jury , and all else aside , because as rotten as any deal is likely to be , the odds are at least 90% that a jury is going to be a suicide mission.

    Your typical Juror never saw you before in their life before five minutes ago. ( or if they have met you , and lied and said they didn’t , the reason they lied is a bad reason for you. )

    And one thing that certainly will NOT happen is that you and the Juror will get to kick back in a no – pressure Tasters Choice moment and have a heart – to – heart pow wow where you have a week to tell them the story of your life according to you.

    No , the context is more like your first impression is an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs.

    Even if you are not in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs ,

    well ,

    to dial back again ,

    the first problem is that you are not in the United States , you are in North Korea ,

    except these psychotic , moronic , or both , characters think they are in the United States and never mind that the sign says Pyongyang.

    That is , for example , these people think criminal justice is about truth and justice.

    No adult ever pointed out to them that is totalitarian thought.

    The idea that criminal justice is about truth and justice is to have already arrived at witch hunts and show trials.

    The first problem is that nobody who ever actually wants the truth ever does so by pointing a gun at you.

    Truth may not aid , abet , or help you.

    But I would posit that no one whose first and original motive is to harm you has as their goal truth , whatever they claim.

    No , someone who really wants the truth comes to you hat in hand and asks for it.

    ” No ” is an acceptable response.

    And as they say , ” There is no free lunch ” , truth is not somehow an exception .

    The price for truth is confidentiality.

    In Genesis , Adam and Eve can , in fact , eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge. They do not , in fact , die.

    But at least in their case , at that time , immediately and absolutely , came the prohibition of using what they now knew.

    At the other end of the Bible , Judas is condemned to the lowest circle of Hell not because he betrayed Jesus.

    Our first Pope betrayed Jesus.

    But because he pretended to be a friend , he claimed as a right what he had been given in confidence as a privilege.

    Now I have never seemingly read anything about Richard Nixon , or Watergate ,

    that I did not read that Nixon was paranoid , but all too typically read even in the same paragraph , albeit in so many words , that these people were his enemies.

    Confess what , to your enemies ?

    But the law , or the abstract concept of nationalism , is some sort of magic wand that cancels all that ?

    Sure !

    — A public official who uses the organs of the state as a political weapon.

    As I understand it , Nixon actually failed on that score , at least on this occasion , and that was the trouble.

    If it was destroying Commie fags nobody ever heard of anyway , Nixon’s now fag buddy Hoover was happy to lend a hand , and why not ?

    HIS faggot ass wasn’t in question.

    We now know , with reasonable certainty ( ? ) , that ” Deep Throat ” was none other than the Deputy Director of the FBI.

    Was he a Democrat ?

    And if he was on the level , and after all ; the very image of truth and justice , World Police and all that ,

    why the sneaking around in the dark , and lurking in parking garages ?

    Did Nixon have KGB Colonel Vladimir Putin’s boys on the payroll ?

    It seems that J Edgar Hoover had just died ,


    the polite way of putting it ,

    is that Nixon was trying to reign in an FBI that was a law unto itself.

    The not so polite way of putting it ,

    was that he was seeking to make of the FBI his own political weapon.

    But , as I said , he was unsuccessful.

    If he had been able to spy on or sandbag his enemies with the FBI ,

    which is to say under the protection of a badge ,

    with the however puerile excuse of national security ,

    it is very unlikely there would have been any problem at all.

    The Nancy Boy Hoover had , after all , been blackmailing , grey mailing , sand bagging , and plain destroying people , for 50 years.

    No , Nixon was obliged to use free lance mercenaries like G Gordon Liddy ,

    and actually I doubt it was so much that they were incompetent.

    I really don’t think Al Capone and John Dillinger were the fucking A Team .

    The FBI is really not that good except in movies aimed at a ten year old intellect.

    No , the problem with Nixon’s free lance mercenaries is that they did not have the protection of a badge.

    So Nixon was sneaking around rifling through the panty drawer of the Democratic Party ?

    As if you North Korean sons of bitches give a flying fuck about privacy !

    And if he had found any dirt ?

    This isn’t some marginal nerd Communist operating out of mom and dads basement.

    Teddy Kennedy is ever going to do hard time with Bubba the Sodomite as a cell mate , for fucking around with the help ?

    As if everyone in Dubuque Iowa doesn’t already know that Ted Kennedy fucks around with the help !

    As if everyone doesn’t already know that Robert Kennedy is merely in a different branch of the Mafia from Jimmy Hoffa.

    Or that Saint Kennedy counted among his mistresses a known East German agent ,

    and finally the patriarch himself ; A rum runner and a Nazi who switched sides.

    I doubt very much that Richard Nixon would have liked me .

    So I suppose it is accurate to call him my enemy Richard Nixon.

    But apparently we never the less had in common what could perhaps be called a pathological hatred of the Kennedy’s.

    And in the view of this enemy agent the greatest crime of Richard Nixon is that the stupid son of a bitch apparently believed his own propaganda.

    In a remotely sane and halfway decent world he would have called a press conference on the White House lawn ,

    Burned those tapes on the barbeque right in frount of them ,

    and said something like , ” You are my enemies , you know it , and I know it , I don’t owe you shit , so fuck you ! ”

    But I guess he was a patriotic American.

    It seems that any time I ponder nationalism to any degree I wind up coming to the conclusion that it is a species of far out religious mania.

    Religious freaks do crazy shit.

    But if not ,

    then it still seems that Nixon should have burned the tapes on the White House lawn ,

    for the good of the country.

    That is , Daddy should put on his big boy britches and teach the children the facts of life :

    that criminal justice is about keeping a lid on things , maintaining the status qou , regular mail , trains running on time.

    Truth and justice is for God.

    Or the Gestapo.

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    • MaryQueen May 20, 2023 at 9:33 am #

      Good one, Kesa, one of your finer comments, IMHO.

    • Rowdypiglet May 20, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Whew! It reads as if you took a deep breath and extruded that entire rant before taking another. My congratulations. I’m envious.

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2023 at 10:52 am #


      Couple of comments

      Nixon was the enemy of communism at the time, right? So why did he recognize and normalize relations with Red China?

      Nixon was the enemy of the onrushing Liberal tribe, the spawn of the VietNam hippies movement. He saw what was coming and tried to slow it down.

      Nixon’s demise causing spying on the other side, AKA Watergate, was nothing compared to what happened to Trump in 2016 and is continuing today. Durham’s report hit DC like a lead balloon, it might as well have been page one in the Enquirer. The Libs did what they do so well, they just ignored it.

      Nixon quit because the RINOs of his day quit on him. He quit because his coverup was “proven”. He gave up fighting because he had endured what the Left does so well, persistence, on and on and on and on.1973, I still remember those Watergate hearings, those endless boring horrible hearings. Nixon quit because he knew they would just keep coming for him. Maybe he was thinking of all those bored housewives that were missing their soap operas because of the media fascination with the hearings and destroying Nixon.

      When a conservative president gets to the White House, he is confronted by the Deep State. The last was Reagan, and Nixon before him. There should be a sign on the door, Conservatives enter here, at your own risk!! Reagan was the last conservative president. The Bush dynasty was a Liberal masquerade and Trump? Well, he was just too late, and way too apolitical.

      Reagan actually made a difference for a while. His tax changes redirected the flow of wealth in the country. His toughness on foreign policy eventually destroyed the USSR. Since Reagan, a downward path of Liberal incompetence has brought us to where we are today,

      American Armageddon.

      I wonder what those American “centers” around Moskva are like? Are we approaching the point where the Leftist dictatorial forces here have turned us into the neuvo USSR? Will the rate of expats increase and shift towards BRICS++ countries?

      I have a grandson about to graduate from college. I do not have a clue what grandfatherly advice to give him about the future.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        I guess that is more than a couple of comments.

      • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        Nixon was a left coast DC outsider and was taken down by his own party for not being true to their cause. He was a conservative on social issues, which even then were being used by the Intel boys to stir up trouble, but a relatively moderate liberal on everything else. He was definitely paranoid, but as it turned out, he had every right to be. DC absolutely despises pols who are neither fish nor fowl.

      • malthuss May 20, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

        I do not have a clue what grandfatherly advice to give him about the future.

        REPLY I do have pointers


        and if possible, country living.

        did he get a science degree or a media studies / studies degree?

      • Jarek May 20, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

        Reagan served by opening up the borders. Nixon served by “opening up” China (or America to Chinese goods).

        Trump served them too – but they expect far more now. Perfect conformity is the standard now.

      • SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 8:26 am #


        If it is of any value, I suggest a career path in marine studies – an extremely broad area of interest, but one of intense importance for the future of food, chemical resources (seaweed), minerals (oh boy) and of course energy.

        The oceans are the last frontier from a business angle. Fuck space. Nothing to package and sell up there. Unless some solid platinum asteroid starts flirting with Terra.

        (Ex-academic compusively offering free advice, disguising his insecurity in doing so.)

    • tom clark May 20, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      KA…one comment…too many column inches. My feeble mind prefers brevity and fewer cuss words.

      • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        Two words: scroll wheel. Oh yeah, Page Up or Page Down works too.

      • Jarek May 20, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        Kesa is a tornado or better yet, a whirlpool. She get more and more wound up about less and less, moving faster and faster, angrier and angrier, as she goes down the drain. At the end of something like that, even she doesn’t have a clue what she is talking about.

        But the general gist: We have a terrible ruling class? I agree. They lost God and made themselves into miserable little false gods.

        • SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 8:29 am #

          Jarek, it’s almost always a colossal disappointment to have an exchange with “the elite”, and to force yourself to listen to what comes out of their perfect mouths.

          And never expect them to pay any attention to you. They are not listeners.

          (Speaking from experience, as a teacher.)

    • Islander May 20, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

      “Frankly , I’m already not listening.”

  46. MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 20, 2023 at 8:08 am #

    Apropos of nothing, a rail car shipment carrying 30 tons of ammonium nitrate “went missing” this week in CA.

    What could go wrong? Perhaps someone really needs to fertilize their crops?

    The shipping company’s version of Tony Soprano says, “Beats me, it must’ve fallen off da truck.”


    • MaryQueen May 20, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Reminds me of when a whole nuclear bomb went missing about 15 years ago en route somewhere.


      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 20, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        I’m sure it’s in safe hands.

      • Jarek May 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        A Scott Pelley, frames in the mouth, moment.

  47. MaryQueen May 20, 2023 at 9:20 am #

    The Putrid Underbelly of Woke Capitalism

    – Michael Rectenwald

    “Corporate intrigue reached a fevered pitch on May 6, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska, when a shareholder was arrested during the annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway. The shareholder challenged the affiliation of Warren Buffett with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Bill Gates’s association with Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted in Florida for procuring a child for prostitution and soliciting a prostitute, and who reportedly committed suicide in a New York jail while facing charges for sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking.”


    • tom clark May 20, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      Michael Rectenwald, bard of Hillsdale College, the Harvard of the midwest.

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

        I love Hillsdale!!

  48. Pucker May 20, 2023 at 9:33 am #

    I wonder if the French Foreign Legion has gone “Woke”?

    Apparently, the French Foreign Legion issues new recruits literally a new name and a new identity. How would that work in a gender, identity-fluid “Woke” environment? What if They gave you Queer identity and issued you a curly wig, a sexy dress, and a big set of Tits to wear?

    The problem with the French is that although the French Foreign Legion soldiers are very “Hard”, the French military leadership is often so pompous that it sucks….like General Navarre at Dien Bien Phu….

    But, what can you do…they’re French?


    • JohnAZ May 20, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      Most of Europe is still monarchial, based on birth given hierarchies. The military has always been a source of social mobility, but the officer corps believe themselves to be noble themselves, and entitled. Hitler ran into this over and over with the German military. The French have had the reputation of being a paper tiger ever since WW2.

      They still hate Anglo-America as a result.

    • Disaffected May 20, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      I was under the impression recruits had to renounce all previous relationships when they joined, with the Legion becoming their new family. I would imagine that breeds some amount of amorous affection among some members, although I doubt it’s rampant or in your face. Sex being a relatively minor concern among the true warrior class. Woke? I highly doubt it.

    • SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 8:36 am #

      In what was supposed to have been a sociable late-night meeting between the French ambassador and an extremely aged and coocoo Mao Zedong (in his pyjamas yet), His Excellency puffed himself up and proceeded to deliver a prepared oration on the importance of French-Chinese relations and such a history of cultural exchange and blah blah…

      Mao, smiling wickedly, was having none of it.

      “You know some of the gunners at Dien Bien Phu were Chinese,

      The Awkward Pause…

  49. dale May 20, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

    Excellent, as usual. Thanks for the pithy editorials, the uncommon sanity, and the lessons on writing itself.

    “The more I think about it old Billy was right. Kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight.” Henley

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 20, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      Clearly there’s nothing wrong with this lady:


      Civilization, meet end.

      That said, she’ll “keep fighting” until she gets voted out next term for being a complete nutcase…and then she’ll go back to work at the Menards checkout.

      • GreenAlba May 20, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

        Oh my goodness – I’ve just watched that without the sound because my grandson is here. Can’t imagine what it must be like with the sound on. Insane behaviour has become normalised. Inclusion, I suppose.

      • oswegatchie May 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        Wow! What can one add to that rant? At least she burned some calories during that 54 second workout.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      Apologies dale, not meant as a response. Was supposed to go on the main thread.

  50. GreenAlba May 20, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    For those who know who he is, Dr Rashid Buttar has ‘died suddenly’. He wouldn’t have been vaxxed so who knows if it’s shedding or something more sinister. Just saw it mentioned by Mark Crispin Miller in a comment on his Substack and found it here.


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    • Night Owl May 20, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

      Not long before his death, he said he had battled a health issue that resulted from being poisoned.

      Clip–from the proverbial horse’s mouth:


      • GreenAlba May 20, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

        Crikey. I wonder how he was poisoned? Two hundred times the amount in the vaxx.

        • Islander May 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          How would they get it into him?

          And how would he know what it was?

          This death does not pass the smell test, that is for sure.

          • Islander May 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            It is too weird that both Buttar and his interrogator, Drew Griffin, died basically at the same time.


    • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

      Holy shit!

  51. Jarek May 20, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

    Amren, F Roger Devlin

    The Jihad Against Classical Music

    The Western artistic tradition is now called “racist” because it emerged in Europe and thus supposedly is an injustice to everyone else. The canonical repertoire of classical music, for example, is said to be white supremacist. Philip Ewell, music theory professor at Hunter College, claims that Beethoven is celebrated only for his whiteness and maleness. (Prof. Ewell has no explanation for why so many of the composer’s equally white and male contemporaries have fallen into oblivion.)

    Prof. Ewell is also noted for his critique of early 20th-century musicologist Heinrich Schenker, who Miss Mac Donald notes had “developed an influential system of analysis that identifies the most important elements of a musical phrase in order to explain that phrase’s emotional impact and role within a work’s thematic development.” She writes:

    In a keynote address at a November 2019 music theory conference, Ewell argued that Schenker’s ranking of notes and harmonies within a composition is merely a stand-in for a white-supremacist ranking of the races. The “white racial frame” of Schenkerian analysis has kept blacks from becoming music theorists.

    In a similar vein, a speaker at a meeting of the prestigious Composers Forum in June 2020 told the assembled guests, “You are complicit in racism every time you listen to Handel’s Messiah.” Handel, as Miss Mac Donald explains, briefly held stock in a slave-trading company after receiving it in payment for a commission.

    Classical music has been facing serious funding shortages, yet there always seems to be enough money for diversity bureaucrats. The Metropolitan Opera had been in the red long before Covid cost it $150 million in revenue. In December 2020, General Manager Peter Gelb told employees that financial cutbacks were a life-and-death matter. By February 2021, Met musicians had gone nearly a year without pay and the stagehands union was locked out. Yet that same month, the Met’s first Chief Diversity Officer — a woman with no background in music — started work. We have no word on her salary, but it is likely to have been generous, because she left a six-figure job at Harvard Law School to accept it.

    March 2020, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra agreed to a 20-percent pay cut in the hope of reducing a $15-million deficit. Then Covid hit and the Orchestra’s principal venue, the Kimmel Center, shut down for an entire year. Yet in October 2020, the orchestra managed to create a new vice presidency for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. That position, too, was filled by someone without a musical background.

    Orchestras and opera companies are now routinely accused of excluding black musicians and composers, although the obvious reality is that for decades they have been making special efforts to seek them out. The Juilliard School, for instance, has run a fellowship program for minority students since 1986. Miss Mac Donald writes, “Rather than requiring them to come to New York, Julliard set up regional auditions across the country. Minority applications rose fivefold, but minority admission remained low since most applicants were not qualified.” When black musicians do make the cut, they are so prized that they are treated with great tolerance. Unfortunately, they perceive this. For example, they know they can get away with lateness and absences that would not be tolerated in white students.

    Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall. Pmasck, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Anti-racism is now coming for the music curriculum. Departments are under pressure to eliminate the requirement for students to be able to read scores, as that supposedly has a disparate impact on non-whites. As the author explains, one of the distinguishing features of Western music is precisely that it is written down, unlike most other world music. She writes, “[N]otation allows us, miraculously, to hear what people were playing in the fifteenth century.” Such direct influence across the ages is one of the factors that allowed “an unparalleled transformation of style over seven centuries.”

    The practice of blind auditioning, adopted long ago to combat the possible bias of judges, is now under attack. Yet Miss Mac Donald explains that eliminating it will not enable schools and orchestras to meet racial quotas because there are not enough qualified black musicians in the pipeline. A career as a classical musician requires an early start. As one put it, “[U]nless you start the violin at age seven, you won’t be auditioning for the New York Philharmonic when you are 25.” And ever fewer children are being exposed to classical music early: From 1962 to 1989, the percentage of high schools with orchestras declined from 67 to 17, while musical instruction programs have also disappeared. This has affected whites as well. Indeed, the most visible racial change in the world of classical music over the past decades has been a large increase in Asians. Only Asian families continue to insist on the necessary early discipline. The author concludes:

    Without encouragement at home, the best hope for creating more black classical musicians is to restore widespread music education. The anti-racism advocates have said little about that imperative, however. It’s easier to extract racial quotas from compliant organizations than it is to engineer a change as profound as exposing students to a vanishing musical aesthetic.

    Talented teachers with seemingly impeccable anti-racist credentials can be “cancelled” at a moment’s notice. Dona Vaughn was artistic director of opera at the Manhattan School of Music. She had endowed a scholarship specifically for minority musicians at her alma mater, Brevard College in North Carolina. This did not protect her from attacks when she produced Franz Lehár’s supposedly racist opera The Land of Smiles, but she seemed to weather that storm.

    Then, in June 2020, she was teaching a class on musical theater via Zoom when an unidentified student suddenly rose to challenge her over the Lehár production from several years before. Since he was taking up class time with an irrelevant matter, she cut him off. A student petition declaring her a “danger to the arts community” quickly gathered more than 1,800 signatures. The petitioners found another proof of her “racism” in her having cast a black man as a butler (many of the best opera roles are servant roles). None of her colleagues came to her defense, and she was fired.

    The sheer unpredictability of such moral panics makes them more intimidating. Nixon in China is an acclaimed opera that has been produced repeatedly since its first performance in 1987. From the beginning, white singers have usually been cast in the Chinese roles without controversy. Then, in June 2021, an advocacy organization calling itself British East & South Asians in Theatre and on Screen (BEATS) denounced the practice as “yellowface,” the supposed moral equivalent of blackface. The Scottish Opera withdrew its production of Nixon in China from an award competition, apologized for causing “offence,” and asked for “space” to learn from its errors. Do not expect any protests against “whiteface,” however. As a BEATS spokesman explains: “Casting a black singer as a white historical personage can be progressive . . . [but] . . . casting a white actor in a specifically non-white role is regressive.”

    Since the 19th century, ballet dancers have applied white body paint in certain works, especially those featuring a supernatural element. In 2018, the Staatsballett Berlin staged Swan Lake, in which white body paint has traditionally been used to increase the illusion that the dancers are swans. The company’s sole black dancer, Chloé Lopes Gomes, lamented, “I’ll never look white.” The ballet mistress responded, “Well, you will have to put on more than the other girls.” This trivial incident went unrecorded for two years until Gomes became one of 12 dancers not to have their contract renewed. Suddenly the imagined slight became useful to her and was soon featured on the front page of the New York Times arts section. The Staatsballett Berlin issued a groveling apology. As the author notes, the scandal could not have been prevented, even if the ballet mistress had instead told Gomes, “Don’t bother with the body paint. You’re too black. It will never work.” Racism accusations are unfalsifiable, governed by the principle of “heads I win, tails you lose.”

    Jarek: I must learn more of Herr Schenker, who taught how to use classical music as racism against Blacks. Is it really just a dog whistle for racists as Ewell avers? Designed to keep out Blacks? Maybe if it used more drums, it would be more accessible?

    Trying to make Black dancers into white swans is reprehensible. Why not use them in an opera based on the Black Swan of Tuonella by the author of Finlandia (his name escapes me at the moment).

    As you know, drear reader, birds are racist and will peck birds of the wrong color, yea, even unto to death. How can we stop racism in birds if we can’t even stop it in people?

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

      Did someone say drear reader? Well, you know one doesn’t have to wear black to express their drear now don’t you? Different birds sing different songs after all. It is quite interesting that they can’t see their own low opinion of black people in their rhetoric. Why do they assume its good for black people to appropriate classical music? Maybe blacks have other ideas?

      • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        I assume the Elite will have their own orchestras of fully competent musicians. For us, nothing. They want it to collapse. It reminds Whites of their glorious heritage. Can’t have that…..

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

          Yes. They will have their dark operas and Satanic symphonies. And for the peasants there will be pig slop.

    • Islander May 20, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

      It’s the hypocrisy.

      “Dressing up” is OK if men are pretending to be women
      But on the stage, not so much, I guess.

      The whole premise of theater and acting is being undermined by this fanatical literalism.

      We go to the theater to see how convincingly people can pretend to be someone they are not.

    • elysianfield May 21, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      “Jarek: I must learn more of Herr Schenker”

      As an object example of that racism applied, you should read Gordon Liddy’s “WILL”. Offered as a true account, but shameless fiction packaged otherwise

      He discusses intimidating negro inmates while walking nude through the DC lockup singing Shiller’s “Oke to Joy”.

      A real hoot….

      • elysianfield May 21, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        …Ode, of course.

      • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        I’ve heard a lot of good things about that book. How he realized he had to moderate his fighting ability to fit into ordinary human gang culture. If he just killed the leader with his commando technique, the whole gang would turn against him. So he used his college boxing, taking a few blows. It satisfied them. Wouldn’t work now probably, not in Federal custody with the established gangs.

        Classical music has been used to get rid of obnoxious minorities congregating outside convenience stores.

        • WadeWaters May 21, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          ‘Swan of Tuonela’ is a work of Jean Sibelius.

          When I was a boy back in seminary school I did some time studying music composition. Schenkerian analysis is a game for intellectuals with no ear for music. Great or even good music is composed and makes sense from a right brain perspective. Schenker turns that around by trying to explain great music from a left brain perspective, breaking it up into small fragments that does great disservice to the creative process.

          Music and academia never mixed for me. A bad experience.

      • WadeWaters May 21, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

        As I recall, he sang the Horst Wessel Song loudly as he showered. “They didn’t understand a word, but they got the message.”

  52. BULLITT May 20, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

    So, all you keyboard rangers who like to type and refer to some form of bullshit that has no relevance to the State of the Nation should take some time today and write their legislators and request that they IMMEDIATELY IMPEACH OUR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. Don’t you fools think enough is enough?
    We are days away from some disaster and the people of this Country are doing nothing!
    Maybe the old get off your ass and do something is in order.
    Remember, all the nice things we have can come to a screeching halt! The people in charge what full control of you and they are doing a great job! Most people are afraid to say something because of their fear of being put in a GULAG like the J-6 people. Is this the kind of life you want?
    We have become a sorry bunch of lazy losers.
    This isn’t the America that I want…

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

      Well you know you are typing this? I mean, just noting with the whole keyboard ranger thing going on. See that is the thing. It has to be clear to you at this point that neither Joe or Kamala will be impeached no. So why bother contacting your legislator. I’m not afraid to speak. You just need to realize that your speech may not change things. And sometimes you just have to realize that the ship wants to shipwreck and so you aren’t gonna stop it.

      • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

        Contacting your legislator will get you in a list.

        Wording your message a little to strongly will get you a visit from your local SWAT operators.

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

          No doubt huh. Well like i had said before i’m on a ton of lists for sure. I used to contact my representatives all the time and call their offices. And then one day I was just like this is so dumb because the people answering the phone don’t have any information and just give you form replies and everything and eventually just basically hang up on you.

  53. tucsonspur May 20, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

    Linda Lovelace was the original “Deep Throat”. Talk about an attention grabber for White House intrigue. Sucks you right into the story.

    Ford pardoned Nixon, just like Kamala Harris could pardon Biden. Too bad John Durham didn’t have a Mark Felt.

    Nixon was forced out because of a break in and coverup, yet the coup perpetraitors against Trump retain their power and continue their subterfuge. Hunter’s laptop is not the Nixon tapes, and the incriminations on it are too vague to jam up Joe.

    The erased 18 1/2 minutes didn’t help Nixon. The ‘smoking gun’ tape was still there. What may have done Nixon in was having a voice activated system instead of a manually operated one.

    • Islander May 20, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

      “Too bad John Durham didn’t have a Mark Felt.”

      But, didn’t he have subpoena power?

      Much better . . . if you use it . . .

      • tucsonspur May 21, 2023 at 3:24 am #

        Durham used his subpoena power extensively to go after Igor Danchanko, and used it to try and get at Michael Sussman and the DNC’s (Hillary’s) law firm Perkins Coie. Kevin Clinesmith was found guilty of altering an e-mail but gets no prison time. No one else convicted.

        Yeah, all small fry.

        Look at some history:



        Durham knew what he was up against. He interviewed Hillary. What would he have found out if he had subpoenaed her or Obama? What about the legal grounds necessary for subpoenas?

        The heat rises, but the insulation is heavy at the top.

        • Islander May 21, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          “He interviewed Hillary. ”

          My understanding—read it somewhere—was that he did NOT interview Hillary.

          • Islander May 21, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            But I am sure Durham knew “how far he could go” without being Buttared . . .

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 2:13 am #

      It seems like we’ve reached a point where evidence of anything wouldn’t matter anyway. The regime is more or less acting in an “in your face” sorta manner with these sorts of matters. I still wonder if there will be an election in 24. Why bother? But it also seems like international events may impact things more than those at home.

  54. KesaAnna May 20, 2023 at 10:25 pm #

    ” KA: “Frankly , I’m already not listening.” ”

    Hmm , I suppose that means the million dollar check isn’t in the mail then ?

    Gloom , despair , and agony on me.

    If it weren’t for bad luck , I’d have no luck at all.

    Gloom , despair , and agony on me.

    ” … She gets more and more wound up … angrier and angrier …. ”

    ” Don’t you fools think enough is enough? ”


    Believe it or not I would much rather be writing horrifically depraved illegal porn.

    But , no bullshit , my best guess is I will eventually wind up in not – a – Gulag for trying to do my small part to try and prevent sons of bitches I don’t even like from slitting their own throats.


    such is life.

    I don’t know about religious belief ,

    but I am quite certain that God has a very weird sense of humor.

    • Islander May 20, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

      kA: “for trying to do my small part to try and prevent sons of bitches I don’t even like from slitting their own throats. ”

      How are you doing that?

      • KesaAnna May 21, 2023 at 4:44 am #

        Correctly , or incorectly ,

        I interprited this statement ;

        “Frankly , I’m already not listening.”

        That you did not read , or care to read , what I wrote.

        Call me stupid,

        but the first and plain impossible cerebral brick wall I run into here is I cannot figure out why a person would be asking questions about something they did not read , or care to read ,

        or , for that matter ,

        how they even could ask any questions.

        So I guess you would have to clarify.

        • Islander May 21, 2023 at 9:12 am #


          Re “Frankly , I’m already not listening.”

          That you did not read , or care to read , what I wrote. ”

          ” Frankly , I’m already not listening.” is what YOU wrote.

          It is you who are on perpetual broadcast.

          • Islander May 21, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            Re “I cannot figure out why a person would be asking questions about something they did not read , or care to read ,

            or , for that matter ,

            how they even could ask any questions.

            So I guess you would have to clarify.”

            I have clarified. It is you who announce that you don’t give a s—about what others think, and then you have the chutzpah (I won’t mention intelligence here), to call me out for quoting you back to yourself.

            Wow, talk about needing to switch from “broadcast” to “receive.”
            To get a handle on the stream-of-consciouness verbal geyser.

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 2:03 am #

      Well. We all have our crosses to bear and bear them we must. What is a not – a – Gulag? Maybe its because you are not appreciating the moderation, sweetness and light as much as you should?

      • KesaAnna May 21, 2023 at 6:20 am #

        ” What is a not – a – Gulag? ”

        Well its a weird or funny thing ,

        15 people can get on CFN and say that the Jan. 6 protestors are political prisoners , and near as I can tell it passes without comment , or even gets a hearty Amen.

        If I say that the Jan. 6 protestors are political prisoners , the reaction I at least occasionally get is ,

        Political prisoners ?? What political prisoners ?? America doesn’t have political prisoners !

        What are you talking about ??

        You should learn to write better ! ”

        I would say that you folks were gaslighting me because I’m female , mixed race , a foriegner , and an opponent of the United States.

        But I at least try NOT to write like that most of the time.

        I would be writing the way you folks write.

        And …….

        well …..

        No thanks .

        That’s my perception.

        ” Maybe its because you are not appreciating the moderation, sweetness and light as much as you should? ”

        To begin with ,

        my writings of the past few days were done merely as fun pastime.

        Three years ago I may have been the very odd duck , and the one – legged man in an ass – kicking contest , on CFN.

        But increasingly lately there are at least 5 or 6 people at any given time on CFN saying what I would say anyway .

        What I would say anyway , but with the benefit that I don’t have to hear what a lousy writer I am ,

        or listen to off the wall speculations about my mood .

        Again , I was just having fun.

        You weren’t entertained ?

        Boo Hoo.

        Soon enough 5 or 6 people will come along to tell you the SAME THINGS ,

        anyway ,

        except presumably / supposedly / who the fuck knows ,

        they won’t be on the rag supposedly like supposedly miserable Kesa.

        ” Maybe … ”

        Maybe my cross to bare ,

        thought not an uncommon cross near as I can tell ,

        is that typically the people I do like do not like me.

        And the people who do like me , it is as Groucho Marx once said ,

        ” I would not want to be a member of any club that would want me as a member. ”

        Dast forward 50 years ,

        and maybe like and dislike , friends and enemies , hugs and kisses , sticks and stones ,

        mean a lot TO YOU ,

        but simply don’t mean much at all TO ME ,

        and you are having a hard time wrapping your head around that ?

        I have my suspicions that you would have a hard time in my case identifying whether I am angry , or exuberant.

        anxious , or excited.

        Hesitant , or just chill.

        • benr May 21, 2023 at 9:11 am #

          Without a doubt they are political prisoners being prosecuted in many cases without actual due process and for crimes above and beyond just criminal trespass.

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          And with all that you still didn’t answer the question. Though it sounds like you are saying “not – a – Gulag” as a commentary on those people who believe there are no gulags in the US. Ok that makes sense. You know, I never mentioned anything about your writing or making sense and all. I don’t find that I have any trouble following your essays and theories. However when you say you folks and they I don’t associate myself with those qualifications as I do not see myself in that. You say that likes and dislikes don’t mean anything to you. Are you trying to convince me of that? I’m just not certain where that came from

          • Qwibqwib June 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

            I figured she meant that it IS a gulag, but we are not supposed to refer to it as such (not – a – gulag). The .gov wants us to think we should call them “happy funtime adult awesome camps” or something, whatever hildabeast said.

    • tucsonspur May 21, 2023 at 4:20 am #

      ‘Believe it or not I would much rather be writing horrifically depraved illegal porn.’

      Stay away from becoming a totally scurrilous stink pot.

      Focus, don’t ramble. Be crude if you want but make sense. No need to go the way of either the snood or the sunbonnet.

      Swing the swagger stick if you will but strike the bone more often and shun the swish.

      Bivouac with at least the bittersweet more often, not just the bitter.

      It was said of Caravaggio, the great transgressive artist, that ‘bad luck did not abandon him’. Refine your art, the hell with bad luck.

      • KesaAnna May 21, 2023 at 6:40 am #

        In real life etiquette is a virtuous and necessary thing.

        But then talkiing by and large is a mere matter of moving your jaw up and down and your vocal cords likewise.

        Hell , dogs and birds do much the same .

        If not , then typically simply walking away is not particularly difficult either.

        This is a purely text – based venue however ,

        and writing is hard work.

        And I’m not getting paid twenty dollars an hour , five dollars an hour , fifty cents , or even five cents .

        I haven’t put a gun to your head.

        And I do NOT owe you entertainment.

        Be that entertainment good , bad , or indifferent.

        ” … not just the bitter. ”

        This again.

        As I said above —

        typically the people I do like do not like me.

        And the people who do like me , it is as Groucho Marx once said ,

        ” I would not want to be a member of any club that would want me as a member. ”

        fast forward 50 years ,

        and maybe like and dislike , friends and enemies , hugs and kisses , sticks and stones ,

        mean a lot TO YOU ,

        but simply don’t mean much at all TO ME ,

        and you are having a hard time wrapping your head around that ?

        I have my suspicions that you would have a hard time in my case identifying whether I am angry , or exuberant.

        anxious , or excited.

        Hesitant , or just chill.

        I don’t know how old you are , but for me , Middle school was over 30 years ago.

        Perhaps Middle School cliques are something you should move on from ?

        I have my doubts though.

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

          I think you’re onto something. He likes to talk about butts and anuses a lot.

          • tucsonspur May 21, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

            Quite an exaggeration. You have probably talked about them more now than I have. Why the fascination, are you dreaming about using a dildo on me?

      • Night Owl May 22, 2023 at 7:11 am #

        This may be the most try-hard piece of writing ever posted on CFN.

  55. benr May 21, 2023 at 9:04 am #

    More signs of insanity.


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    • Islander May 21, 2023 at 9:19 am #

      That didn’t open for me.

      Just stayed on perpetual loading.

      I am kind of overwhelmed by the increasing level of wokery in my local paper.

      Now high school students are diligently preparing for Pride Day.

      Who put this idea in their heads that they should spend their energy on “celebrating” a minority life-style and sex-style choice with serious health consequences for some?

      In my day at the end of May we were just counting down the days to school’s out!
      We can do what we want!

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        I think we know who put the ideas in their heads.

    • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 9:53 am #

      OMG. Sure explains it all, doesn’t it? The championing of the perverts, rapists and sick fucks.

      • stelmosfire May 21, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        Does being a sick fuck make me a bad person? I’ve been accused of being “one sick fuck” more than once. I will try to repent.

        • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          As long as you keep your sick fuckedness to yourself and/or any other consulting adults, I don’t care.

          My concern are sick fucks bringing their sick fuck ways to city councils, state and federal legislative bodies, school boards, etc.

        • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

          @ stelmosfire:

          You’ll have to tell us what ails you.

          • stelmosfire May 21, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

            Just the gallows humor one picks up after being in the field as EMS for 33 years.

      • Islander May 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        In this case, championing the misfits probably has little to do with providing housing.

        The ranting thing kept talking about the rights of all freaks and pedos etc. to housing.

        But that is not what the hearing was about.

        It was about a particular appointment to a city agency board.

        One that has a lot of money at its disposal.

        The more freakish and feckless the board members, the more control the chair-thing has over the . . . MONEY!

        Like putting Dementia Joe in the White House. This gives the behind-the-scene actors the control.

      • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        Yes, “Pride” opened the door. Worse evil followed. But it was there even at the beginning. Did Gays hate NAMBLA existentially, or tactically – for revealing far too much far too soon.

        I acknowledge some Gays and Lesbians are really against messing with the minds and bodies of kids.

        • MaryQueen May 22, 2023 at 8:51 am #

          Then you should acknowledge that statistics show that the vast majority of pedophiles are straight men.

    • Islander May 21, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      OMG, watched the madness.

      What kind of freak is the chair-thing of that board, BTW?

      Interesting to see how it pretty much lost it toward the end of her . . . instructions.

      These do not appear to have any inner controls on their emotions. The hate that they spew forth.

      Seattle, you are finished.

      • Islander May 21, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        I mean, “its” instructions.

        Obese freak with corn rows.

        • Jarek May 21, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          Corn rows! Black, I hope. Because it would be racist for an obese White woman to appropriate them.

          Blacks think even regular braids are only for Blacks. Even though White woman with braided hair have been found in tombs from thousands of years ago.

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        The chair-thing is an angry blob. Way too many of these absolute freaks in power.

        I think we can all figure out how they got there.

        • Islander May 21, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

          How did they all get there?


          • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            Diversity is one factor, plus I have a theory that the PTB recruit these types for positions of power. They are easily controlled because their perversions can be exposed at any time. They do whatever they are told.

            However, now, with DEI that may not be necessary. These people (perhaps even that blob) actually are so brainwashed they believe what they are saying: Protect pedophiles, rapists, etc.

            BTW, I am seeing other lesser versions of this mental illness (I call it psycho empathy) on social media locally. Whenever someone (usually a POC) gets busted for drugs, murder, domestic violence, there are plenty of DEI types showing up to tell everyone that it’s not their fault, they probably had a bad childhood, drugs change a person, etc. They literally identify and empathize more with the perpetrator than the victim. Such assholes can’t be swayed, either. Sometimes I wonder if they are plants. There was a guy who murdered his wife in an attempted murder/suicide, but he lived. Some assholes were on the thread BLAMING HER for her own murder. This is how bad this has gotten. Not only is the empathy misplaced, but their sense of justice is fucked up in that they think it’s perfectly rational to murder someone who has hurt someone’s feelings! Lots of MRAs of course.

            This pattern is evident with the trans freaks, who blame everyone but themselves for their mental imbalances and call anyone who disagrees with them genociders or murderers.

          • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

            Your last paragraph describes the Passive/Aggressive approach to life, one of the strategies employed by narcissists, sociopaths, and the delusional.

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    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

      I’m not against the idea that everyone should be sheltered and not houseless. The chair of the meeting though is acting in an abusive and bullying manner and so instead of apologizing the lady should have stood her ground and said that she would not tolerate bullying and abusiveness. People really need to think and stop being so scared of bizarre and aggressive people.

      • Disaffected May 21, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

        Fisticuffs were definitely called for!

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

          Lol. Well as much as is possible over the phone I guess. Once people start getting rude and shouting over that is when they have to be informed about their inappropriateness. An alternative take too is that she could have said something like well if we cannot discuss these facts here then I need to go into a closed session with whoever can hear these facts since they are critical to this discussion. I just started getting upset once she apologized. Its like please, there is nothing to apologize for whatsoever.

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

        “I’m not against the idea that everyone should be sheltered and not houseless.”

        So, being sheltered and having a home is a right, not something you earn?

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

          Yes. Having shelter and a home is a fundamental human right.

          • benr May 21, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

            Everyone can afford a tent.

          • benr May 21, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            The rents where a friend lives went from 2600 to over 4100 in three short years.
            Do that math.

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

            Why not a tepee? But seriously, it’s certainly possible in a country with the resources we have. Or it was at least. Never said a mansion or anything like that. And one hopes family wouldn’t allow that to happen to one of their own but alas here we are.

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2023 at 8:53 am #

            Why bother working, then?

            I guess you’re on board with the reparations, yes?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 2:02 pm #


      Seattle proud.

  56. MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 2:01 pm #


    MN investigators have discovered that more than 1 in 5 EID and PPP “loans” issued during “covid” were to dead people.

    Well played. Dammit. Why didn’t I think of that?

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

      I’m sure the IRS swat teams with stk orders are all over this

      • MaryQueen May 22, 2023 at 8:53 am #


    • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

      Mango wasn’t the biggest PPD scam of all perpetrated by Somali tribesmen in Minneapolis? Yes, it totalled in the hundreds of millions if I’m not mistaken.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

        Quarter of a billion dollarinis.

        Many state officials “stepped down” or “moved on” to new careers before they could be prosecuted. I’m sure they sleep well, after issuing checks for millions of dollars to people claiming to feed 2500 “needy children” *each day* in small towns with less total population than that.

        Dozens of conspirators now charged, which is good. But with Keith Ellison running the prosecution show, I expect little to happen to them.

        One Somali lady stole 18 million and got off with a $1,000 fine.

        Certain folks know they can get away with things (right now, at least). Can’t blame ’em for making a buck when the opportunity presents itself, but damn.

  57. MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

    I love Matt Orfalea. He’s done it again.



    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      Sometimes things are not safe. And there is no vaccine for stupid.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

      I’m glad people are documenting what took place for future generations to see.

      Much like this blog, if people thumb through the archives, and Hopkins’ hard copy book of his essays detailing it as it went along.

      People will forget. Many already have, in the hopes that their revocation of dinner invitations to their oldest friends and closest family members will be forgiven as “hey, it was a pandemic”.

      No, they were being jerks. Maybe for the right reasons in their minds, but they weren’t using their minds to make those decisions at the time, and they hope it just all goes away. I know I would be doing that.

      Like 9/11, “covid” will soon be discounted as something that took place a long time ago that older people just won’t stop bitching about.

      And so it goes…

      • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

        Yeah 9/11 loomed large for quite awhile but now its ancient history, like the sinking of the USS Maine, or Pearl Harbor. Also, like many significant historical events, 9/11 is already subject to different interpretations; for example “Some people did something.”

        On another note, this afternoon we got a visit from one of my wife’s cousin’s husband, whose claim to fame is that he spent about 25 years as a ‘Roadie’ for Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Travelling Wilburys & a bunch of other bands … he had some good stories to tell once we got him talking. I remember when I was a kid I’d see all these hippies around & used to think “What will these people be like when they get old?” Now I know.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

          Nice…Tom Petty is up at the top of my list for musicians I wish I’d met. Especially when paired with the likes of Jeff Lynne, Orbison, Harrison, and Dylan.

          Your wife’ cousin’s husband had a good ride.

          • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

            Apparently ‘Roadies’ were more than a bunch of roustabouts who liked to party (according to my cousin inlaw) In their crew they had sound engineers, experts in logistics, lighting technicians, electricians etc.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

            Guitar tuners/stringers, drum tuners, etc. And then the guy who has to lug the bass cabinet.

          • BackRowHeckler May 22, 2023 at 12:48 am #

            Yeah, and I suspect the guy who lugged the bass cabinet partied the hardest.

        • tom clark May 21, 2023 at 10:15 pm #

          I see all these young kids covered in tats and I wonder what they’ll look like when they grow old. Wish I knew.

      • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

        Until the climate change lockdowns, when they will repeat this hideous behavior all over again.

        Covid was just the practice run.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 21, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

          Honestly, I don’t think it will work the way they hope. People have had enough. Many of the “closeted objectors” will step out this time when they try that.

          Bill Gates can eat a bag.

          • MaryQueen May 21, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            I truly hope so.

          • benr May 22, 2023 at 8:35 am #

            We will know soon enough as it will need to start happening in the next six months or so.

          • MaryQueen May 22, 2023 at 8:54 am #

            benr, I have heard they are going to engineer the financial crash over the summer, so we may not have long to wait.

      • Night Owl May 22, 2023 at 7:14 am #

        The good part about the non-existent virus known as Covid-19 and the fake pandemic is that it confirmed many things about humanity, and I no longer feel bad for saying most humans are cattle.

  58. BackRowHeckler May 21, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

    Zelensky right now is gallivanting all over the globe, hobnobbing with world leaders & trolling them for more “Aid”; meanwhile, Bakhmut has fallen to the Russians, and the whole eastern front is collapsing.

    Folks, a successful Spring Counteroffensive is looking less & less likely. Already in the media we are hearing about a Summer Counteroffensive (forget about the Spring Counteroffensive, which was a deepfake)

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2023 at 6:27 pm #

      I’ve seen some people suggest that Zelensky is intentionally remaining outside of Ukraine. Given the current situation. They said Bakhmut was a crucial city to hold onto.

  59. tucsonspur May 21, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

    ‘But then talkiing by and large is a mere matter of moving your jaw up and down and your vocal cords likewise.’ Kesa

    It is if you aren’t saying anything meaningful. Talking should express our thoughts clearly. It can take us to other dimensions, to elevated planes.

    Kesa, I don’t have a hard time wrapping my head around just about anything, and ‘I’m as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth’.

    Don’t misunderstand me. I send you flowers whether you like them or not. Do with them as you will. It would be nice though, to wear them as a colorful carcanet and to enjoy their fantastic fragrance.

    • Islander May 21, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

      Vocal cords do not move up and down.

      • stelmosfire May 21, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

        They do if I pick ya up by the ankles and use you as a jackhammer.

      • Night Owl May 22, 2023 at 7:16 am #

        On a related note, can you imagine someone speaking what TS just wrote?

        Does TS speak English natively?

    • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

      @ tucsonspur:

      I know I shouldn’t say this, but she’s drunk.

      Don’t read too much into it.

      • Anthea May 21, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

        And Tom Clark is to zoned out on anti-depressents (or something along those lines) that there’s no consecutive thought going on there. Searching for meaning with either one of those two is mostly futile.

        • benr May 22, 2023 at 8:36 am #

          Or AI on the loose.

      • Islander May 21, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

        That explains a lot.

      • MaryQueen May 22, 2023 at 8:56 am #

        She’s said as much one time, if I recall correctly.

    • Woodchuck May 22, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      “Talking should express our thoughts clearly. It can take us to other dimensions, to elevated planes.”

      Well, shucks, it’s that easy? And don’t forget about “vibrating at a higher frequency”! Those vibrations can jump start the process of moving to those higher dimensions and planes. I’ve seen people do all sorts of wierd shit trying to get to those places, chanting, meditating, praying, taking acid, finding a shaman in Peru etc. etc. And now you tell me all I gotta do is just talk?

      “Kesa, I don’t have a hard time wrapping my head around just about anything, and ‘I’m as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth.”

      Does the above sentence look suggestive to anyone?

      “Don’t misunderstand me. I send you flowers whether you like them or not. Do with them as you will. It would be nice though to wear them as a colorful carcanet and to enjoy their fantastic fragrance.”

      Dang, now you sound like you have a crush on Kesa? WTF is going on here?

  60. SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 5:43 am #

    Yet another nail in the coffin of mRNA:


    Full of sciency stuff but that just adds to the weight.

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    • SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 5:46 am #

      I just gave it a trial run and got a 404. Funny because earlier it worked. Hmm.

      • SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 5:47 am #

        Try the full monty, Monty:


  61. SpeedyBB May 22, 2023 at 8:04 am #

    It’s me again (Mr Badpenny).

    Turns out ICBMS apparently aren’t just unhealthy for those at Ground Zero. Who would have thought?



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