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Is there a game on?  Consider: What you’re seeing may not be what you think you’re seeing. If an “orderly transition to the next administration” meant what you think it means, Nancy Pelosi would not be shrieking for an insta-super-quickie impeachment. By the way, what would that look like as a procedural matter? Think: Chinese fire drill.

The New York Times’s panties are on fire, declaring a national emergency. Headline this morning: Democrats Demand Trump’s Removal. Funny… they didn’t feel this exercised when Antifa attacked congressmen and senators on the streets of Washington last summer, leaving the president’s acceptance speech at the White House. Twitter and Facebook are busy throwing overboard anybody who dares to challenge the narrative they’ve helped to craft. Something’s up now and it’s making them even more hysterical than usual.

 Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Vice President Mike Pence to immediately initiate the removal of President Donald Trump, declaring him a seditious threat to the country who can’t be trusted to finish even the last two weeks of his term.  —Politico

Consider also: you and I are in that fabled fog of war, and that fog is going to hang around in the days ahead. You may see strange shapes moving around in that fog, and that’s about it. Eventually, the fog will lift and the battlefield will not look the same as it did a week ago. So, it’s hard to see right now, but I hear a lot and I’ll just report what I hear for what it’s worth. I can’t prove any of this is true right now. A lot of it may seem crazy, fantastical.  What with the pitch of news media mind-fuckery we’ve been living under, there have probably never been stranger days in our America.

The game is a deadly one because there is so much at stake: careers, reputations, fortunes, lives, the climax of four years of seditious Gotcha. The “Resistance” threw everything it could at the Golden Golem of Greatness. It discommoded him in his duties, and wasted the nation’s precious time in a gathering crisis of civilization, but nothing stuck to him: RussiaGate, impeachment, not even Covid-19. The November 3rd election was the final play. Ever find, in a game of chess, that you’ve unwittingly blundered into checkmate?

Who, exactly, invaded the Capitol building on Wednesday when that mass of Trump supporters swarmed up the hallowed hill? Some Antifas and BLMs were on the scene for sure, probably in the vanguard, probably the ones smashing the windows to break in. But somebody else went in there, too, and rounded up a whole bunch of congressional laptops, including several in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, foolishly left behind when members were evacuated in a panic.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Italian job. A story circulating on the web from one Maria Zack, founder of a fair election monitoring org called Nations in Action, says that the election ballot fraud operation was run out of Italy through a set of that country’s communication satellites by a CIA team working with former Italian government officials, and one of Italy’s defense contractors. The story claims that former president Barack Obama was directly involved and that the operation was financed with dollars skimmed from the billions of dollars transferred to Iran under the terms of Mr. Obama’s No Nukes deal. Affidavits and depositions are filed. The UK’s MI6 may be involved, as they were in the RussiaGate shenanigans. Is this just another mind-fuck? Maybe. I guess we’ll have to stand by and find out. You can do that, can’t you? In the fog of the moment?

Did congress knowingly certify a fraudulent election? That will be a tantalizing question in the days ahead. Another rumor in the fog says that Director of National Intelligence Ratcliffe delivered a report on foreign interference in the election to members of congress following the conclusion early Thursday morning of their electoral college business. Was that the match that set Resistance panties on fire? Mr. Ratcliffe has been missing-in-action for more than a week. His report was originally scheduled for delivery to the president November 18. It was postponed and everybody forgot about it, especially the news media.

Let’s also just step back for a moment and ask: why did so many flag-waving MAGAs turn out Wednesday on the Mall in Washington DC? Answer: because they have been served one shit sandwich after another for four years by the Democratic Party and their captive news media, and the latest one featured vote tabulations getting erased in real time at ten-plus thousand vote increments right before their eyes on the flatscreen in the wee hours of November 4. And after that, and other balloting monkeyshines, the response from their government was a mere yawn. Total institutional failure. The ballot fraud that so many witnessed was never aired or adjudicated in a proper legal forum, and they were good and goddam pissed about it.

Mr. Trump is rumored to be at an air force base in Texas, having vamoosed the White House as being unsafe for him. Is he cornered by his antagonists or does he have a planned operation underway? Who knows (not me)? He certainly had enough time to plan it, and the king-post in the whole deal may have been that he had to exhaust all the ritual avenues in disputing the election fraud before he could launch a counter-coup. If his adversaries intend to run the 25th Amendment on him, he will have to act quickly.

The president didn’t appear panicked in the speech released on Thursday, in which he promised that orderly transition to the next administration, certainly not panicked in the inflamed manner of Nancy Pelosi. In the mythology of my people, the Golem was a giant fashioned out of clay by a rabbi seeking desperately to protect his village from a pogrom. I didn’t dub Mr. Trump the Golden Golem of Greatness for nothing. For the moment all is fog and noise.


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  1. FallenHero January 8, 2021 at 10:10 am #

    I think I speak for many who are on the right, alt-right, white or male when I say this doesn’t feel like our country and we are now hated citizens in our own land. I was born into a heavy democrat family, union and all that, and I believed many of the core OLD democrat values: anti-war, pro-environment, pro-worker – of course we have not seen those values espoused for 20 years. Obama paid some small lip service before proceeding to disregard everything and switch hard into identity politics.

    Despite the constant rhetoric of ‘racism’/sexism whatever, being white and male you are discriminated against covertly or overtly in this country, and it will only get worse. Many, many civil service exams give points to female, minority, and military, so Sandra Martinez the 1 year army private who left after pregnancy is getting +15 pts on a 100 point test. So when someone tries to tell me how racist orsexist I am by virtue of simply being a white male, it simply doesn’t stack up to the facts.

    The scariest thing is the rise of big tech. Watching the alt-right back in the heyday of the movement (early 2010s) was a fascinating and exciting time. But slowly and inevitably youtube, google and others would delist, block and destroy major alt-right players – replacing them with ‘approved’ alternatives who almost always had connections back to big tech or finance. All the real people got wiped out. This culminated in the 2016 Charlottesville witch hunt that generally destroyed the movement (which was prevailing against big tech despite the uphill battle)

    Trump won, and acted as a type of relief valve to the anger of the right. As to whether he was successful, that leaves a lot open for debate. But what is not debatable is the fact this election was out-right stolen and bigtech/dems refuse to do any sort of audit to cast legitimacy over it. Joe biden is not a leader, nor is the identity politics ‘multi-race’ harris, they are clear stooges of the deep state.

    To be clear, the alt-right (and all those with similar views) have been hunted online for many years, Trump represented a type of control or stress relief. With the blatant steal, and total disregard for the right we now feel like there is nothing left to strive or live for in this country. It has abandoned us and views us as enemies. This will not turn out pretty. Expect a quick slide into 3rd world economies, banana boat republics and the worst parts of cyberpunk dystopias of passports/vaccines and spying.

    Also expect a lot of violence, real or otherwise, all of it blamed on the right of course.

    • neurodoc January 8, 2021 at 10:25 am #

      Hunting season for many just started.

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:36 am #

        Right. Maybe nothing has stuck on Trump to this point, but it’s on him like glue now. They’ve got him where they have been wanting him and they have the power to make it stick. I think Uncle Joe would not want to see Trump persecuted and prosecuted any further, if for no other reason he would not want to face the same in the future, but it may be out of his hands.
        Trump would probably be well-advised to get out of Dodge now, hunker down in Florida and keep his mouth shut. I imagine he’s being given that advice, but he seems to take advice poorly.

        • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

          I doubt ‘Uncle Joe’ — Beijing Biden — will be around long, maybe not for more than a few months. This trojan horse has mucho Chinese Schwag to spend, and at 78 years old, not alot of time to spend it. A loyal soldier, he served his purpose, now it’s time for ‘Uncle Joe’ to reap the reward.

          Brh

    • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      Many decades ago, Frank Sinatra a dyed in the wool Democrat was once asked why he left the Democrat party and became a staunch supporter of Ronald Reagan. His response was: “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party left me”. And that was when the Democrat Party was still civil, hasn’t been for decades.

      Martin Armstrong has for quite some time, well before the elections said it would be the most corrupt election in American history and he was right. He also said prior to the elections that neither side would accept defeat and that chaos, violence and civil unrest was assured. It looks like he will be right and those calls as well.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        The Dems are

        Power before country!

    • Kellyfrombayfield January 8, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      Well said FallenHero

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Me too. We were Union. On the walls of family home were pictures of JFK, Jesus Christ, and my Uncle, a priest. I was a staunch Democrat – until they spat in our faces.

      • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        Until the Clintons made the party unrecognizable. Sure, it had some bumps and fits before they ruined it, but they gave it the death blow.

        • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

          I was running for Congress in 1992 and was deep into the thick of Democrat politics here in Southern California.

          There was a big hoop-tee-doo here at a swank hotel ballroom and I had been invited as a candidate.

          But I was also doing research on Bill Clinton and his Mena, Arkansas cocaine trafficking/South American troop training operation along with Poppy Bush.

          Terry Reed, the author of “Compromised” actually showed up to my house one night and did an interview with me and an associate of mine. Sarah McClenden (who I am proud to say endorsed me) actually asked Bill Clinton about Mena at a press conference and he denied all.

          So I knew Bill Clinton was out in the hallway of the shindig waiting to be introduced and I made my way through his detail and started asking him questions about Mena. He shifted back and forth, tried to pull his charm on me but I pressed on. Finally his face turned beet red and I was scooted away.

          That was the day he made a big DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) speech and we all knew this would be a huge shift in the party away from being anti-war, pro-environment, pro-union, Medicare for All etc.

          After he was elected and gutted Glass-Steagall in 1999? the Democrat/Corporate/Big Banking coup was in full steam ahead mode.

          But being a fool I fell for the whole Obama schtick TWICE then when they had the gall to try to crown the criminal Hillary Queen that was when I walked away from the Democrat Party for good and supported Trump. Not because I supported him, but because I really wanted to be a part of sticking it to her.

          Hillary’s denial of the crown and all the tears and moaning at The Javitz Center on election night 2016 started off the series of political tantrums we all witnessed over the past four years including the pussy hat demo where Madonna said she had dreams of “blowing up The White House” and woke degenerates with blue hair pounding on the doors to a Senate chamber as they screamed and wailed against Kavanaugh.

          I feel we have just witnessed a fascist coup with the lockdowns against a Magic Virus with a 99% survival rate and the millions of unsolicited mail in ballots that had the word FRAUD stamped on them.

          I am old now, will refuse the biotech mRNA vaccine and it seems all I can do now is watch the show and try to get my spring bulbs planted.

          • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

            Wow that’s a great story. I quit the Dems in 2006 or so, and always hated the Clintons.

          • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm #

            Tie died in the wool Dems started looking too rich for my tastes by 2000 too. When the remaining “players in the band” endorsed O for second term that was it for me. Now our voices will be removed from Archive too. . .

            Nothing against wealth expressed or implied, but just like another demographic has been noted to demonstrate.

            Rich F%X tend to devolve to ghetto slime in larger groups.

            Turns the dam farm into an Ep styn wet dream.

          • Islander January 9, 2021 at 12:31 am #

            This parallels very closely my own trajectory. I come from a very liberal background. Father pacifist/socialist, mother. I would never had dreamed of voting for a Repug!! Even though we all hated Johnson—remember how much we hated him?—I would NEVER have voted Repug!!!

            I saw what was going on under Bill Clinton but couldn’t put the three worst things that went down on his “watch”—Glass-Steagall, NAFTA, welfare reform (at that time I couldn’t comprehend the significance of the attack on Yugoslavia)—into a bigger context. It was only when the s— hit the fan with the Maidan, with Syria, then with the Hillary candidacy—that I became really disgusted with the Dem Party and decided to vote for Trump just to put a wrench in the Hillary works!! I am from a blue state, so it was just a gesture to weaken her expected mandate. Ha ha!!

            I was appalled by Trump, but even more appalled to witness the response to him, the attempt to utterly degrade him personally, and his voters, and the office of the presidency that he had won. I couldn’t believe the pink pussy hat BS–who was behind it? Then the Russiagate thing got cranked up in earnest. I checked out of the Dem Party.

            I tried to talk to Dem friends and family—to explain that something was very wrong with *our* party and we had to fix *our* party, not just emote all day long about Trump. But these people only wanted to emote about Trump, not have a conversation about what was going on in the US of A.

            Then came the C’ville incident. One of my relatives t hought it was wrong of the ACLU to (at first) defend the right of the C’ville march to take place. Major rot, IMO. Not to understand that the point of civil liberties is that they don’t depend on your agreeing with your adversaries to guarantee their right to express their own views. Down the toilet. Trump was excoriated for saying that there was violence on both sides. Which was true.

            More and more I saw that the “left” in this country was being driven crazy by Trump! What was doubly disturbing was that I actually couldn’t stand Trump either—for example, his kowtowing to Israel— but I was actually more disgusted by the obviously unhinged obsession on the left with bringing Trump down by any means, including torturing the public with the impeachment farce. They were never going to accept that he had managed to win the presidency.

            Hence for me now the big theater about “concession” is ludicrous, after what the Dems have put the country through. It is really no wonder that Trump voters have been driven ever more mad by the crazy show put on by Washington. Topped off by suppression of genuine news regarding Hunter Biden and the general “canceling” of the president. Extraordinary. “Leaders” in DC are pretending to be “sane” while uttering crazy stuff like Nancy Pelosi’s rantings. Who believes that the Biden is anything but an empty figurehead for backroom manipulators? But all of the “emptiness” and “fakeness” ad “ranting” is hung on Trump.

          • emme January 9, 2021 at 8:21 am #

            Abby wood, your political journey is similar to my own, minus a run for political office. Raised by lifelong pro-union democrats, who became anti-war as a result of serving in WW2 and watching Viet Nam unfold. Pro Medicare for all and pro environment in the sense of conserving resources and cleaning up our messes. Think Jimmy Carter’s learn to live well with less, not the 4IR high tech gizmos and gadgets being touted as the solutions to our energy woes today.

            That party disappeared, bit by bit, mostly during the Clinton years. And it is not coming back. The progressives say they will push the Biden administration to the left, but other than M4A, their agenda is identity politics and techno fabulous energy solutions. The whole Build Back Better schtick The question is, better for whom? Not us, I suspect.

            On a side note, a whole ‘ other lifetime ago, I worked as a local reporter in a small city near Arkansas. The local Democrats were having a cocktail fundraiser event with speakers, etc; media invited. New AR gov Bill Clinton was one of the speakers. And you are not kidding about the man’s ability to lay on the good ole boy charm, especially on any female who crosses his path.

        • Uncle Bob January 9, 2021 at 12:05 am #

          The worst thing the Democrats ever did was taking the Clintons and their donor base over a genuine war hero like Bob Kerrey, who was also governor then senator from traditionally red Nebraska. I guess even then, in 1992, they were engaging in identity politics (the “genius” Hillary vs. Medal of Honor winner Kerrey). Thanks.

        • MisterBimmler January 9, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

          Remember who paved the way for Clinton: Gary Hart. It’s been written about in other places how the backlash from Watergate (itself a very fishy episode) opened the door for the money men to reconfigure the economy around finance, with the rejuvenated Baby Boomer Democratic Party in the vanguard.
          Now with the level of automation that’s been achieved in the economy and the switch from mass conscription armies to battalion or company-sized commando teams backed up by air support, there’s no more need to pander to the lower orders. The economy is being reconfigured yet again for the reset. The question is can they manage to pull up the drawbridge before their castle sinks into the swamp. They don’t need you anymore. They think. We’ll soon find out how far a breakaway civilization can take the world with their heads jammed fully into their backsides.

      • Troy Skaggs January 10, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

        I grew up in a liberal family and identified as such until a deployment to Afghanistan couldn’t square with what I was hearing on N.P.R.’s Democracy Now. Most corporate media now reeks of controlled opposition now that I’ve stepped away from it. I’d always had a sense of cognitive dissonance going on, an intuitive itch that I needed to scratch. That scratching led me to ground in diametric opposition of “Provressive” unreality. The Democratic charade is obvious and disgusting. As a rural working class space case, it took me a few more years to realize that the Republicans aren’t very reliable travelling partners either. I don’t think there’s a genteel way through any of this. Low trust to the lowest of common denominators marketed as a just, fair, vital, benevolent and NECESSARY Democracy/Republic by those in highest of places financed by the highest of bidders. A beacon of blatant piracy for the whole world to see. High ground still exists I believe, but it’s certainly doesn’t exist in the Mainstream anymore.

        • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2021 at 12:23 am #

          Well said Troy. Yes, high ground still exists. We need to take it and hold it. Good always prevails.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      Well said, a very astute analysis. I also grew up in a Democrat household and espouse those same traditionally Democrat values. That ended when the globalist Clintons infiltrated and took over the party. I have not been supportive of it since. And even before that, corporatism was making it practically identical to the Republican party. Both are ‘establishment’ and do nothing at all for the actual citizens of this country. But at least during Trump, we got a respite from new wars, for the most part. We got someone who would blurt out truths about the deep state (how refreshing). At least he’d address it! So we know HE knows.

      And then along came the identity politics: the Trans Agenda, which is a big pharma psyop and its sister social engineering divider, ‘anti-racism’ (which is racist). And universities and colleges are instituting both. The goal is to get people to accept fascist practices such as you illustrate, with pushing aside whitey to give a People Of Color ™ their job, no matter the qualification or experience. I have been watching this unfold as well. The way they are able to do this is the CIA’s grip on the mainstream media, which Trump also criticized, and which most of us now realize is destructive garbage.

      I stopped watching TV ‘news’ in 2012 and that’s why I can clearly see who is destroying our country in order to usher in global techno-fascism. Thank you for being a fellow soldier in this fight against these horrible monsters. I hope that JHK is right and something prevails against them. Otherwise, we are in for Dark Ages 2.0.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        All methods to divide the country to maintain power, Machiavellian power control, that has been used for centuries.

        This is what the FF were afraid of when they drafted the Constitution and invented the division of power. The same division of power that the Dems are so busy undoing right now.

        Dumb kids and immigrants!!! It is working for them.

      • Mountain gal January 8, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

        I too grew up in a staunch Democrat home but I don’t vote that way anymore. The Democrats are no longer the party of my parents and grandparents. Seems to me though that many haven’t yet realized this and sort of reflexively vote the party ticket no matter what.

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

          Way too many; and now the Dem party acts like a cult with members forced to adhere with everything no matter how insane.

          • SW January 8, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

            Bill Clinton was a master at manipulating the lower to middle class voters. He understood them and was able to articulate sympathy with their problems but no real empathy. He also got out of the sticks of Arkansas as quickly as possible (& I don’t blame him) and started up the ladder of success. The Democratic Party was a tool for him to climb that ladder. So many things he did or left undone — like health care — have set the stage for a deep rot to set in.

            He was the Grim Reaper of unions, industrialization in America, protection from predatory bankers, hope for universal health care, and he opened the door wide to private prisons. But he is staunchly defended by most Democrats I know and Obama is untouchable.

        • bluedog January 8, 2021 at 7:25 pm #

          Your mistake was in that you kept voting like your hooked on it for voting don’t mean a thing, if everyone would simply quit voting things would change but as long as they can con you that its somehow UN=American not to vote than they have you hooked.

        • abbybwood January 9, 2021 at 2:52 pm #

          I saw today where Fakebook took down “The Walk Away” movement’s page.

          500,000 video testimonials from various Americans who have walked away from the Democrat Party….gone.

          So now we can add one more reason to loathe the Democrats: censorship.

      • Pat Ormsby January 9, 2021 at 6:33 am #

        I’m another “me too” here. Totally let down by the big D Dems. Around 2010 or so I told them they no longer represented my views and to leave me alone. I suppose most of us who stuck with Jim during his disillusionment with the “fake left” as Ramin Mazaheri calls them have been through as much of a let down. Our dear K-Dog had not quite reached that, I think. But I wonder how much it does take for some people to see the maggots in the rotting corpse of a once great party. My mother refuses to look at anything beyond the mainstream news. My father, were he still with us, would deep down have recognized that the party was over, but I also imagine that realization would have been too much for him and he’d have shrugged and pretended it weren’t so.

    • rlread52 January 8, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

      Discrimenation against White Males isn’t new buddy! We had 300 years of white privilege. When I applied to U-Washington in 1968 – American born Asian, Black, females who were long disenfranchised had an easier path in. Many of us young white men just stepped up to the plate and worked a hell of a lot harder than other privileged white guys who claimed the game was rigged and gave up. Step up to the plate buddy unless your daddy can get you in the way DJ Drumpf’s daddy got him in. Hope there’s never a draft unless you have bone-spurs.

      • Bytes January 8, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

        Or asthma as worked to keep Joe Biden out of the military. But somehow he could still be a lifeguard and play football.

        • MisterBimmler January 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

          Think about how the entire post Civil War era, the presidency was staffed entirely by men who had served in the war in some capacity. Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley. Now they all have some lame excuse. Piles, Bow-legged, bon spurs..whatever. Even Goerge II who was supposedly in the ‘Air National Guard’ (since he never turned up, I don’t count him).

    • amb January 8, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

      Must look at the big picture. The American government was infiltrated and derailed decades and decades ago. The Populist movement… with Trump being a symbol (like Reagan and Perot) has just pulled the curtain back exposing much much more of the rot we already knew existed. The stolen election was just a battle in a very big and ongoing war. Fourth Turning? Shining the Light of Truth? Renaissance of the Nation-State? call it what you will, but this is just the beginning. We are all in this for the long haul. Sort of a “Hundred Year’s War”. Reagan, Perot and Trump just got the ball rolling. We will become more sophisticated, increase our numbers, and find more and more competent leaders to fight these battles and eventually win the war.

      • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        “We will become more sophisticated, increase our numbers, and find more and more competent leaders to fight these battles and eventually win the war.” ~ amb

        Yes, well spoken. Also new American heroes will be made in these battles and wars – Ashli Babbitt may not only be the first casualty, but in my opinion, the first hero. Something tells me she’d prefer that over heroine. God bless her.

        • EnterpriseSpaceship January 8, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

          Too much fossil fuels put in the hands of humans cheaper than water

          Sustaining a social divide is colossally energy-costly.

          The trillions of mobile-phone, laptops and TV views over US election scenes and news for all the last months worldwide have made those devices wear and tear quicker.

          Now they’ll require earlier repairs and replacements.

          Putting the incredibly energy-dense finite fossil fuels in the hand of humans by Economics, cheaper than water – has made humans abusing those one-off resources to waste.

          They are turned into waste when humans build SUVs, operating fake Energy projects, run noisy, outdated social contracts, political systems and elections – overlooking what irreplaceable energy resources are burned in the process – for good.

          No matter what, the last US election appears a small dispute between angels – when compared to Iraq, for instance, where that country becomes paralysed for months and years after each [typically troubled] election. Oil exports remain working like a Swiss Watch amid all that chaos, though!

          Sustaining a social divide is colossally energy-costly, indeed.

          • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

            Brilliant comment

    • termoil January 10, 2021 at 12:41 am #

      Perhaps you don’t understand that the world has changed and your white male privileges have been discounted back to the “all men are created equal” aspiration written into the Declaration of Independence that founded your country. The constant whining from well educated middle-aged white men who suddenly find that white privilege is meaningless in a globalized world (that they voted for in the past) is pathetic.

    • Amman January 10, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      It is obvious, overseas at least, that the target is the one you mentioned. It seems incredible to some but that is the fact. The worst, the most transgressive, are now treated better and lauded as examples of being and life. Ultimately, indirectly or directly, the rise of European peoples led to the rise and augmentation of the planets population by an additional 2 Billion humans despite the liberal fairy tales taught in today’s universities. This confirms the judgment that the rise of the European populations, as a civlization force, was ultimately positive and pro-life in a historic scale. So you should thank your maker for that. (This is also the case with Middle Islamic civilization, their sciences and their global reach but that is another story and concerns a far smaller planet population..) To conclude, if there had been a serious downfall to this civilizational force, you can be sure there would have been serious consequences on a negative and proportionate scale. I conlclude with that last statement and believe it in.

    • Unperson37854 January 12, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      No justice is coming. We have and have had more evidence of crimes that gets ignored than the left have ever had, and yet they’re able to run with unnamed sources opinions as irrefutable proof to build a myth into a rock-solid fact.

      The actions of left are not because they are scared or desperate. They are emboldened, no consequences are coming their way and they are just showing more of their true colors.

      Exploiting the capital protests (complete with Antifa agitators on camera calling to burn it down who conveniently AREN’T getting charged for anything) is just what the left does, even if this exploitation wasn’t planned, they would’ve done it anyway, they’ve had more than 4 years of coordinated practice accusing others of what they do, and not letting a good crisis go to waste.

      I don’t care what anyone is saying. The left now has the military, that was the final piece to their puzzle. There will be no resistance that won’t be squashed or painted as violent (even if it isn’t) by the media, any proof of fake news or crimes by the left will be censored and the masses will go right along with it, believing the next version of the “existential threat” that gets recycled every so many tears.

      True fascism and tyranny that they accused Trump of for 4 years is about to be implemented (for real) on anyone who does not evangelize their new religion and profess their faith.

      Interesting times lay ahead.

  2. elpuma2003 January 8, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    It ain’t over ’till it’s over my friends….

    As always, great post JHK. Thank you.

    • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      I’m afraid it’s over my friend. Many in the past including JHK have said Trump would unleash all kinds of damning information on swamp creatures and have them put behind bars. It never happened. Many are now saying Trump will fight to the end. I seriously doubt that.

      If anything Trump may pardon himself because the Swamp wants him charged for what happened at the Capitol and put behind bars.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 10:50 am #

        “the Swamp wants him charged for what happened at the Capitol and put behind bars.”

        Which is ludicrous, of course.

        If he had said, “C’mon everyone! Let’s storm the Capitol building…freeeeedom!!”, then they would have a point.

        But…no. Sadly for the swamp, he said “come gather peacefully”, and then when they stirred up he said “Hey – time to go home, folks.”

        The only people to be charged are the people who actually committed any crimes in doing said storming. Of course, in the potential Bizarro America of the near future, who the hell knows if logic will be worth much to most. Especially those in power.

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          The media of course are reporting ad nauseam that he has urged a breach of the capitol. I asked one of the people repeating the garbage for an exact quote from him and of course she couldn’t provide it. Reminds me of when he commented that vaccines are disinfectant (they are), the media reported he had suggested drinking bleach.

          Our mainstream media are destroying this country and they know exactly what they are doing.

          • Mountain gal January 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

            I listened to his speech live and in no way shape or form did he incite a riot. But when has DC or the MSM let facts get in the way?

          • elysianfield January 8, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

            Mary,
            Yesterday, I posted the transcript of the entire speech…it was not an incitement to riot…but we do not control the narrative.

            ” I guess we’ll have to stand by and find out.”

            Our Host is being optimistic…we will only hear a constant drum beat of negative reportage regarding Trump and the current issues and, perhaps, vague, furtive rumors from the unwashed.

            We are well and truly fucked.

          • elysianfield January 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

            And…again a link to the transcript of the President’s speech’

            https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trumps-jan-6-full-speech-we-will-never-concede-when-theft-is-involved

          • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

            @elysianfield thank you for the link. I also think we are well and truly fucked, but I remain open to new information. I am well aware that that will make disappointment all the worse, but so be it. Or, “Amen and A woman” – lol

          • Night Owl January 8, 2021 at 6:12 pm #

            I have said it from the start. The McMedia is the greatest threat, because all channels of mass communication are controlled.

            Trump made a video telling supporters to remain peaceful, and Twatter removed it claiming it would incite violence.

            Everything is inversion.

            If this fraudulent result ends up standing, the US is done. They are going to ensure there is no possibility whatsoever for a populist candidate to rise.

            The voter fraud system alone makes voting pointless. Every spineless jellyfish who enabled this is responsible, and in the end, many of them will suffer as well — because we are all in the peon class.

            Great Reset time, kids. Fuck all of you who brought this on.

        • rlread52 January 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

          He actually said ““We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and Congressmen and women… to fight… we will never give up, we will never concede… explosions of bullshit.” He said “we – march” at least 5 times then he fled after inflaming the mob who marched and foamed and went crazy where 5 were killed. That’s why it’s termed fomenting. The blood is on his and your hands.

          • Bytes January 8, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

            BS. Trump is not responsible for some who didn’t follow the law. What he said is not illegal. Nor should it be impeachable. But jerkoffs like you, of course, can’t comprehend that since you have hounded Trump the entire time he was in office. Disgusting, with blood on your hands = you.

          • B_NOLA January 8, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

            Nobody is mentioning Guiliana’s warm-up speech before Trump where he screamed “Trial by combat!”. They’re both finished.

          • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

            Insane blather of the mainstream media indoctrinated. Yawn.

          • MaryV January 9, 2021 at 1:12 am #

            Is it painful to be this moronic, and led by mainstream media squawking heads? I imagine, it would be.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        It is not just Trump, it is America!

      • oroyrodajes January 8, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        @ Rodster

        Alas, that is what I think too. It looks over to me.

        But, JHK wrote a VERY interesting column, chock-full of internet buzz that has eluded me, and I try to follow this stuff…

        I read the other day that Trump had problems hiring good people there in DC because at his business he mostly hired family and people he trusted. In DC he pretty much could ONLY hire Swamp Creatures because they knew the system. Seems plausible, in that the Swamp Creatures did ZERO for him and our country.

        * * *

        It does seem likely that ANTIFA & Co. infiltrated the MAGA rally and were instrumental in the worst of the (relatively mild) violence seen at the Capitol.

        I hope we get reliable word soon.

        The FBI is on the case, so that ought to make us all feel better /s

        • abbybwood January 9, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

          So apparently Pelosi’s laptop was stolen. This could be fake news. Who knows?

          But if it was that might explain why she’s running around with her hair on fire.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

        What ever happened to Sidney Powell and “The Biblical Kraken”?

        She seems to have disappeared.

        • draupnir January 8, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

          She’s being sued by Dominion for $1.5B

          • benr January 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

            She is going to eat Dominion for lunch.
            Counter suit 10 billion.

          • B_NOLA January 8, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

            Everyone should read Dominion’s lawsuit, it’s a slam dunk. They even found she filed the same affadavit signed by two different people in different cases.

            https://www.scribd.com/document/490132557/govuscourtsdcd22569910-2

          • sophia January 8, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

            She has said that she would love them to sue because then they can have a go at the evidence.
            Of course, there is no justice in our courts.

          • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

            B_NOLA

            Thanks for that. I read it. Fascinating. What a hopeless bunch of grifters Powell and her minions are.

          • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

            “Of course, there is no justice in our courts.”

            There it is. There’s no way out of the rabbit hole. Everyone who talks sense and disavows the “Steal” plot, is turned on instantly & viciously. Now, it’s the courts as well. I assume you mean ALL of them?

            Have you, sophia, read any of the statements by these judges throwing the cases out? You should. They’re highly enlightening.

      • Unperson37854 January 12, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        I agree. People are not seeing the posturing and behavior of people for what it is. This is all human nature playing out. There will be no justice, no 11th hour operation to save us.

  3. Ishabaka January 8, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    You have to ask yourself: Why is it so desperately essential to kick President Trump out of office now, when his term runs out in twelve days? On the face of it, it makes no sense. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Pelosi and Schumer so frantic.
    Also – weren’t you proud of all the Congresscritters who so bravely stood up to the protesters? Neither was I. They all hid in their respective basements, like children hiding from the Bogeyman.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      Power, period.

      They want it known that they threw him out. They are sending a message to all of us, you put him in there, we threw him out. IOW, you do not count, do not ever try to take our power away from us again.

      Congratulations, Amerika, you have just voted yourself out of power.

      When DC and PR become states, the Uniparty is complete. No GOP president will ever become elected again.

      The winter meeting of the GOP is a sham. What will be on the agenda? How a group of traitors in our midst just cost us our party? Should be bouncing those turkeys out of the party and then folding it up.

      Constitutionalist party, here I come.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

        Correct.

        The Church of Woke is now in control.

        Heretics must be rooted out.

        Examples must be made.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

        We can have all the third parties we want.

        Just like in 2020 the Democrats will make sure they will NOT be on the ballot, unless that party will dilute Republican votes.

        They made sure Howie Hawkins and The Green Party we’re knocked off the ballots in many states. (Google it). No Jill Stein’s or Ralph Nader’s to put a turd in their electoral punch bowl this time!

        They were taking no chances that The Greens could siphon off enough votes from Jumbled Joe to insure Trump possibly squeaking through.

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

          Yes California has pulled this crap.
          Two Democrats running for Mayor in San Diego both sucked one already had the job for a year and did nothing of note good or bad.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      He can still issue pardons and declassify.

      The Congresscritters knew they had it coming, that’s what scared them.

      • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:50 am #

        That’s been a LONG held belief of JHK that Trump would declassify information and have the “Swamp Creatures” arrested, put on trial and thrown in jail. It’s not going to happen.

        The only thing I can see is that Trump won’t be at Joe Biden’s inauguration. And it would be fitting to mirror what Pelosi did by tearing up his speech during the SOTU.

        The USSA is officially a joke and heading towards third world status, a Banana Republic. China must literally be laughing all the way to the bank because they will say Fuck You when Klaus Schwab, George Soros, Bill Gates and the others want them to go along with their Great Reset plans.

        • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 11:06 am #

          It has been confirmed !

          “I will not be attending Joe Biden’s Inauguration”

          https://www.zerohedge.com/political/president-trump-will-not-attend-bidens-inauguration

          • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:18 am #

            Thank God. He can keep his dignity at least. To go would be conceding. Never concede. Never give them the satisfaction.

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:21 am #

            Yay!

          • Linda January 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

            That’s because there won’t be a Biden inauguration. Listen to Greg Hunter and his guest Alex Newman. I am hoping that they are right.

          • kendar667 January 8, 2021 at 7:20 pm #

            Yeah, except that’s not what he said. He never mentioned Biden or even the year. It was a carefully crafted statement that left a lot of wiggle room and was not legally conceding, true for both the tweets and recent videos. Trump is stalling for time for reasons currently unknown (fog of war).

            Also, because something has not happened doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t happen. This thing could still go a number of directions and the mere fact that Piglosi and the rest of the scum are running around with their hair on fire speaks volumes. They are afraid of something.

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:16 am #

          Thank you, Capitalism. As Kushchev said, they will sell us the rope with which to hang them.

      • oroyrodajes January 8, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

        @ BoO

        Yes, declassify and release ASAP! Get it all out there involving the whole sordid mess of the Fake Scandals.

        Perhaps the truth shall set us free.

        Yeah, he should pardon Assange, ol’ Julian looks to have done very little harm yet perhaps knows a LOT, Not sure about Snowden. But, some good pardons, especially quickly will liven things up…

      • Uncle Bob January 9, 2021 at 12:17 am #

        I think he’s declassified things, but the Feebs and the CIA refuse to fork over the documents so we can all be apprised of what our employees in Washington have done to ass-rape the American people.

      • emme January 9, 2021 at 8:39 am #

        The Congresscritters had the bejebus scared out of them Wednesday. They normally live well insulated from the anger and frustrations of the people they are supposed to represent. Those pissed off folks got way too close for comfort last week.

        Now did they learn anything from the experience? Judging from their comments, nope. This is somehow all Trump’s fault; they feel themselves innocent despite their failures to look out for interests of their constituents. Slow learners, they are.

    • SW January 8, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      Yes, we saw many Profiles in Courage as our fearless leaders lead the stampede to the “safe places.” Here’s a good quote from Glenn Greenwald:

      “Perhaps many view it as more upsetting to see august members of Congress hiding in fear of a riot than to watch ordinary small-business owners weep as their multi-generational store burns to the ground. Undoubtedly, national reporters who spend much time in the Capitol and who have long-time friendships with Senators and House members are more horrified, far more so, by violent gangs in the Capitol rotunda than on the streets of Portland or Kenosha.”

      He further makes the point that the Defund the Police crowd are furious that the police didn’t give them adequate protection, after denouncing Tom Cotton for suggesting the National Guard quell riots–now demand the National Guard show up to protect their precious hides and of course this was an insurrection, a coup but the CHAZ zone in Seattle was just one big happy street party!

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        Now that Whites have stormed the Capital, Blacks will not rest until they have done the same thing. It’s a huge meme now. And when they do, they WILL trash the place.

        • Blackbird January 8, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

          I was thinking along the same lines as I watched video of Wednesday’s protestors touring the Capitol: Better take those paintings down before the next bunch get here! Good thing Wednesday’s event was a racist riot and not a peaceful protest.

        • elysianfield January 8, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

          ” …they WILL trash the place.”

          Yo,
          And why the hell not? After all, they built the goddamned building …patterned after an efficiency apartment in Wakanda, I would expect.

          Just ask ’em….

      • Ishabaka January 8, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        The photos of goggle eyed Congresscritters with government-issue plastic bags over their heads were especially poignant.

        • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 10:58 pm #

          Our leaders being herded to thafety like cattle up the ramp. . .

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 10:55 am #

      It is absolutely mind-boggling and unnecessary. This is not UFC. When you knock your opponent down you don’t get to (or need to) stomp and punch and let the blood fly until they’re left convulsing on the mat.

      Wait…this did not *used to be* like UFC. That may have changed, at least for the short term. Petty revenge is perhaps the order of the day. I actually have an acquaintance that texted me yesterday, attempting to chuckle over the deaths at the Capitol. True colors are a bitch.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      I hope they were legitimately afraid. I’d love to think that these people had even a smidgeon of a ‘come to Jesus’ moment after all of the horrible crap they do to us in those chambers.

      • messianicdruid January 8, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

        A failed enema is traumatic for everyone.

        • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

          Awesome Druid. You may be channeling one of my all time heroes – George Carlin.

          I’d give an awful lot to hear his take on recent events. He’s certainly not resting in peace – that “thump, thump, thump” you hear is Carlin spinning in his grave.

          Nice, very Carlinesque.

      • oroyrodajes January 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

        @ MaryV

        At least the RINO Congresscritters KNOW we are angry.

        And the world itself now sees how Americans act when we get screwed, it’s not just the French citizens who will act when wronged.

        • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

          Here’s the diff – in France, no 2A – they’ve been disarmed long ago. They hit the bricks in their yellow vests and then get beaten down by police batons.

          When Americans hit the bricks – finally armed in earnest – it’s game over, and they know that.

          It really is that simple.

          • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

            THANK GOODNESS we were too smart to give up our arms, like Australia did.

    • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

      Maybe they want to stop him from granting pardons to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange?

      Add in pardoning himself and the entire Establishment would implode in one fell swoop. Throw in Wolf Blitzer’s and Jake Tapper’s and Rachel Maddow’s and Don Lemon’s and Joy Reid’s heads all exploding and, well, imagine that!

      There are plenty of moves Trump could make in two weeks besides the above.

      The Democrats and Pence and what is left of his cabinet KNOW he isn’t crazy, they simply fear what he can do with his power.

      Of course, when he commuted Jonathan Pollard’s sentence a few weeks ago and Pollard flew to Israel and kissed the ground, I don’t think one of the stooges in the MSM bothered to mention THAT.

      • Tate January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

        Trump has his orders just like everybody else. Sheldon Adelson provided the plane, right?

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

      It’s the end-stage of TDS. Watch Chuckie and Nancy closely. They may seize up and drop dead before the Bad Orange Man exits stage right on January 20th.

      • SW January 8, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

        @ abbywood —

        I think that’s the strategy right there for this instant impeachment or 25th amendment nonsense. Tie him up so he won’t be declassifying anything or granting any more pardons. Their leverage is essentially gone now that he has nothing left to lose.

    • draupnir January 9, 2021 at 3:51 am #

      Since Pence said, “Not gonna happen,” to an Article 25, they’re planning the impeachment for early next week. Good. They’ll all be in one place and easy to round up. I can’t wait to see Pelosi in orange. I wonder what she looks like without makeup and needing a comb-out and style.

    • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

      ishabaka

      It’s to keep him occupied. He’s in his Naughty Corner now, having been de-platformed…he could try press conferences again?

      As to the ‘congresscritters’ hiding in the basement – please note this includes the Trumpian defenders – Hawley, Jordan, Gaetz, Gohmert etc etc. After all. these were ‘their people’ – they should have welcomed them, shouldn’t they?

    • aresolympus January 10, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

      WHY? Because Trump has maniac followers who may think their criminal behavior will be forgiven by a pardon.

      Pence can keep the seat warm for Biden just fine. He doesn’t shout about rigged elections. He didn’t follow Trump’s orders to deny state counts in the electoral college.

      Pence is the one who some protestors were making death threats against. But I know, all violent Trump supports are antifa in costume.

      The real insanity is why some capitol police seemed to help the rioters inside the capitol! What a crazy dangerous plan, presumably they are trump supporters hoping to stop the count after Pence failed.
      https://twitter.com/christina_bobb/status/1347596278583197698 Capitol police open doors for the protestors. They stand aside and invite them inside.

      • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2021 at 12:35 am #

        Capitol police presumably Trump supporters? Can you say false flag, dumbass? Probably can’t spell it – but you can say it, right? Wake up.

  4. Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 10:21 am #

    Part of the fog is the hilarious grievance contests launched in the corporate press to further divide people: capitol stormers weren’t mowed down because they are protected by white supremacy. Their greatest fear is that the protesters of this summer and the protesters of January 6 have much in common, including enemies.

    • rainmaker January 8, 2021 at 10:33 am #

      Maybe it’s time for the pat-riots, BLAM, and antifrack to team up and give “our govt” the heave ho.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Great point. And what a ridiculous claim, given BLM’s free rein all summer to burn down businesses, terrorize neighborhoods in the middle of the night, kill people in its made-up ‘zones’.

      • abbybwood January 9, 2021 at 12:30 am #

        Notice BLM is kind of silent right now (except for making demands to Biden?)

        Why? Because all the various chapters of BLM all over the country are busy fighting “the founder/executive director” over all the multi-millions of $$ that flowed in last summer!

        “We want our cut bitch!” (To paraphrase the fighting).

        Ha.

    • Tate January 8, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

      Bernie Bros. pipe dream. Having enemies in common isn’t enough. We have too much otherwise not in common.

  5. Zoltar January 8, 2021 at 10:24 am #

    And, of course, narration management: an “attempted coup” has taken place. If Biden/Harris take office an actual, successful coup will have been pulled off – nearly bloodless, except for a token martyr to make it appear that Trump has the blood on his hands.

    I certainly do not call for violence, and it’s not clear that the violence of January 6th was committed by Trump supporters, but the assertion that everyone should simply have stayed home through this crucial transition begs the question of when, if ever, a call to defend democracy is warranted.

    Our political system has been violated, perhaps beyond repair, and there is no longer any recourse for citizens through the sanctioned political process.

    The atrocious Trump is no Founding Father, but he is an embodiment of today’s America and he’s what we’ve got.
    Perhaps Paul Revere should have stayed home, or advised the citizens of Lexington and Concord to stay in their homes, because that’s where we are today.

    As for evidence of paid performers and agitators employed to turn a demonstration into a mob scene, there is plenty of reason to believe it’s true – as it has been in numerous false flag events in recent years.

    • sophia January 8, 2021 at 10:38 am #

      Zoltar,

      The evidence is already in that the violence, mild as it was, was not done by Trump supporters. Antifa were bussed in, lead the crowd to the capitol, and were probably the ones breaking the windows while the crowd can be heard telling them to stop doing that. Also, there is a serious question of reports that the police helped remove the barriers.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 10:40 am #

        I heard the “violence” started when the Trump supporters were still over listening to his speech.

        • sophia January 9, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

          Beryl,

          I also heard that the barriers were opened at just the moment that evidence was to be presented – which interrupted those proceedings.

      • Zoltar January 8, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        We agree on this initial information, Sophia. More evidence will be forthcoming, before those in control gradually suck it back into the memory hole, turning it all into a “conspiracy theory.”

      • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        Hmm, kind of sounds like that thingy the Saudi’s and Iraqis did during 9-11 when they took down the World Trade centers.

        /s

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        There’s a clip of the Capital Police opening the little gate for the crowd.

        That being said, our boys fell into it, with known Trump activists pouring in.

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

          And yet, patriots are being investigated and arrested, but not the police who opened the barricades for them and led them in.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      MAGA basically walked into Charlottesville 2.

      Antifa crisis actors and the controlled media did the rest.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        Yes this play book is used over and over and we the people fall for it hook line and sinker.

        Americans are to trusting!

        Why do we think our intelligence agencies won’t use the same dirty play book here?

        Some people need to wake the fuck up already.

        The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

        The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

        Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

        The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
        This last one was a tough read.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      Here it is: The Call for a Perfect Politics without fog or noise. This is Glenn Beck and Messianic Druid type stuff. The people who stormed the Bastille weren’t deplorables, right? And they never broke a sweat. And their armpits didn’t stink.

      I just reread your post and you aren’t saying that. But many do think this way so I’ll leave it up.

      • messianicdruid January 8, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

        Sling some and see what sticks?

    • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:05 pm #

      Technology exists with which to influence and manipulate behavior directly by mental stimulation. These people walked into an obvious trap psyop and when will we learn ?

      Hundreds of thousands of people being moved around by a machine psychopath not one having a clue cept for inability to upload more useless f’n video crap.

      Georges famous stupid rap rings in my ears.

  6. JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:24 am #

    We are at a crossroads in the country.

    The Left has said we need more government control to take care of all the people. Our wonderful leaders know how to do the job better than we do.

    This is a totalitarian coup period. Due to humongous influx of really stupid children and illegal really stupid immigrants, we are at this juncture.

    It is up to Patriots to fight back, (how), leave for a better place or secede. True Americans are going to find Amerika intolerable.

    Leave the country to the scumbags that voted these suckers in.

    I wonder how long it takes to learn Chinese or Russian.

    • neurodoc January 8, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      The ‘secede’ issue is being discussed in many red states with very serious intent. china jo would oppose and send in troops to prevent. Game on. Lock and load.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:36 am #

        Who is Trump talking to in Texas?

      • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        Texas is where i’ll be heading to if they decide to secede. Hopefully Florida follows suit. Martin Armstrong and others have indicated it’s not impossible that the USSA will breakup like what happened to the former Soviet Union.

        Hey if it’s good for corporate monopolies when they get too bug why not for the USSA?

        • oroyrodajes January 8, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

          TX and FL are both good places, I have lived in each. It would be terrible if the Blue State Virus attacks them.

          I observe that both TX and FL are very open, not locked down hard. Hmm.

          Looks like it’s maybe Liberty vs. Slavery that might define America’s politics now. More so, perhaps, than D vs. R, or Liberals vs. Conservatives. Maybe it really is one dimensional:

          Liberty vs. Slavery.

          I know which side I’m on.

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

            Oh, don’t you worry. We’ll keep the Blue State Virus at bay here in NE Florida.

            Signs & advertising already showing up:

            “Help Cure Blue Cancer”, “Call 1-800-GTF-OUT!”

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

            Having been born & raised in Florida, practicing, and being known for “Southern Hospitality” was always a source of pride.

            Sad to say, out of necessity, we’ve become a lot less hospitable to those with ideologies that threaten our way of life.

        • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

          Texas is and always has been Texas all the way up past Minot. .

          Florida is part of Dixie.

          Duhhh. . . . And soon too.

        • abbybwood January 9, 2021 at 12:40 am #

          What about the Texas Hill Country?: Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Wimberley, Comfort, Medina?

          Appreciate any feedback. I am in Manhattan Beach and want a small town with normal people, cowboys and guns and a basic Conservative attitude where I can afford to live and walk around without a face diaper.

          • SpeedyBB January 10, 2021 at 2:57 am #

            Abbywood I fear you are a few years too late. Masses of richies (many retirees) have moved in and sent real estate prices heavenward. All the good property has been snapped up and starting flipping.

            I spent a vacation a few years back with my widowed brother-in-law, in a fine house just below Buchanan Dam. Wooded, quiet, near a main highway to Burnet and Austin.

            I thought it would be great to live like that except that as in most of the Hill Country you are enslaved to your vehicle. Everything is at least 30 minutes away: grocery store, clinic, hardware emporium. Unless you want to live in one of the small cities or large towns, like New Braunfels, which is not such a bad notion either (given property prices).

            It’s the nicest part of Texas, by far, and that includes the polite, relaxed, open friendliness of the locals. I’d pretty much forgotten all that, living years in Asia.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        China Joe is likely to invite PLA troops in under the guise of IN peacekeepers.

        Lockdowns, face diapers, health passports, and vaxx forever are forgone conclusions.

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

          UN troops on the streets will be the last straw.

    • cbeard January 8, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      Leaving is not an option. At least, not for me. I will not run. The country is now too “diverse” for secession. Let the chips fall where they may. Band together with like minded people and protect your own.

      • cbeard January 8, 2021 at 10:49 am #

        “I wonder how long it takes to learn Chinese or Russian”. China and Russia won’t allow immigration. The 1965 immigration act set the clock ticking for Americas downfall.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:27 am #

          Nope.

          Remember what happened with Germany. The US and USSR took out the intelligentsia of Germany after the war..

          China and Russia will not pass up the opportunity.

        • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:10 pm #

          Marry a wealthy JAP and alaya yous selves to Tel Aviv.

          A win win win

      • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        I’m with ya, I ain’t leaving. I love this country but not those who have ruined it but that’s what you get when Government gets way too big and vacuums all its power in one central location. You tend to create and attract swamp creatures.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:30 am #

        Like minded people – likely to be of your own race. Mass dislocations of people to their own enclaves is the only process that will bring long term stability and peace. But the process will not be peaceful.

  7. catharsis January 8, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    JHK – Just like all your columns this past year, virtually every sentence starts with, “it is rumored”. Why don’t you stop writing until just one of those rumors becomes true, or one of those ‘bombshells’ of evidence actually shows up, or one of the investigations actually results in a legal charge of something.

    Catharsis — “Why…” Because events are moving fast, and maybe you didn’t notice that I said we were in a fog of war and it’s not so easy to discern what the truth is… so I am reporting it as rumor. — JHK Admin

    All the people you talk to and cite appear to be clueless, with a zero track record, making you look silly too. You are letting your anger (justified or not) rule your intellect. Write about the world as it is, rather than the one your id wishes was real.

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Since you have said this at least two other times why don’t you take that as a sign that this is what has his creative juices flowing and just deal with it?
      Read it enjoy it or discount it and move on with your day.

      Telling the man in a nice way to shut up over and over obviously is not going to work.

    • Zoltar January 8, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      No, catharsis. You are the clueless one, if you think those now in control are likely to permit rumors of this sort to be substantiated.

      If we all believed, as you do, that the corporate press is providing us “the world as it is,” then we would be truly lost.

    • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      The corporate press spends its energies constructing just-so narratives. It is one’s civic duty to construct counternarratives to tease out an approximation of the truth. Comparing narratives also reveals what narrators value.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      That’s what reporting is. If there are rumors, you report that there are rumors.

      • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

        Journalism is guided by five values:

        Honesty: journalists must be truthful. It is unacceptable to report information known to be false, or report facts in a misleading way to give a wrong impression;

        Independence and objectivity: journalists should avoid topics in which they have a financial or personal interest that would provide them a particular benefit in the subject matter, as that interest may introduce bias into their reporting, or give the impression of such bias. In cases where a journalist may have a specific financial or personal interest, the interest should be disclosed;

        Fairness: journalists must present facts with impartiality and neutrality, presenting other viewpoints and sides to a story where these exist. It is unacceptable to slant facts;

        Diligence: a journalist should gather and present pertinent facts to provide a good understanding of the subject reported;

        Accountability: a journalist must be accountable for their work, prepared to accept criticism and consequences
        (Wikipedia)

        Nothing about reporting rumors…

    • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      There is obviously a lot of wishful thinking going on as the power elites actually make things happen.

    • catharsis January 8, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      I emphasize this because constantly reporting rumors creates a false reality. That’s how propaganda works,
      After 50 states of both parties, various intelligence services, including the presidents own appointees, and 60 courts all said that there is no evidence that the election was fraudulent, JHK today restates that it was – with no proof beyond rumors that ‘some people saw votes disappearing.’
      This leads believers of those rumors to storm the capitol, leading to 5 deaths and political crisis.
      The repetition of false rumors is standard authoritarian tactics, and it works – see burning of the Reichstag.
      I mean really – people at the storming said they were to find the pedophiles that run the country.
      JHK needs to own and examine his part in stirring this pot – that’s why I have epeatedly mentioned it.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:31 am #

        Do you believe all the fair election BS being shoveled by the Dems because a contingent of bought off judges afraid for their jobs ignore hundreds of foul play affidavits?

        These are not rumors, only to the advocates of Amerika.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

        Simple Simon talking about propaganda and then engaging in such and VERY poorly I might add.

        One must be willfully ignorant to post the drivel you just posted.
        The proof is several HUNDRED people going on record saying they SAW IT! Signed and under penalty of perjury!
        The changing of election rules in the middle of an election!
        The refusal to allow poll workers to watch the voting counts!
        Pizza boxes on the windows!
        Actual live video of poll counters pushing the same ballot output back into input over and over then looking around attempting to make sure they are not being paid attention to!
        States with votes 139% of actual registered voters!

        You are a tool.

        • B_NOLA January 8, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

          They didn’t understand what they were seeing. There was clearly mail-in voting fraud but the voting machines had nothing to do with Trump losing. The QAnon types have utterly destroyed us with their fanciful rumors to trick the naive and gullible and now the rest of us will be painted with that brush for a generation or more.

      • rube-i-con January 8, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        so…..the russia nonsense, which was a collusion of media and government and various agencies, letting known criminals off (hillary) and stating there was no intention….

        that was just propaganda, never happened

        re the courts, the SC ruled based on standing, not evidence of fraud

        • Uncle Bob January 9, 2021 at 10:54 am #

          Back in mid-December, it was reported the Supreme Court Jusitces had a shouting match, during which the useless John Roberts screamed at Alito and Thomas “We can’t hear the arguments, or they’ll burn the whole goddamned thing to the ground!” You can interpret that as you will, but it’s obvious that they were more afraid of the truth than continuing the natrative.

      • rube-i-con January 8, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

        there was not a single audit of ballots

        arizona SoS stated trump supporters are nazis

        yes it is collusion

        catharsis – explain why democrats are viciously against voter ID? but not all other forms of tracking???

      • Blackbird January 8, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

        Constantly reporting rumors as truth is what creates a false reality. I respect our host for his honesty regarding the provenance of the information he passes on. Want certainty? Tune in to the MSM. Absolutely not a shred of doubt there to tarnish the narrative! They will supply you with nonsense that hasn’t even been hyped up to the level of rumor all day, but once spewed from the mouths of these talking heads it is pure unadulterated truth. Consume enough of that and I’d be reaching for an emetic too.

      • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

        No. Please learn what propaganda is.

        Propaganda takes a falsity and proclaims it as fact.

        Which is not what JHK is doing. At all. He mentions rumors, and things he’s heard. He TELLS you that. That is not propaganda.

      • kendar667 January 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        You can’t actually believe there is no evidence of voter fraud can you? Just in case you are not trolling, here is one of many links summarizing all of the shenanigans. Some of these guys like The Armistad Project literally have hundreds of pages of affidavits and other proof.

        https://got-freedom.org/evidence/

        Also, Peter Navarro’s The Immaculate Deception is a good break-down of the statistical impossibilities. BTW, no court decided any case based on merits, all cases were tossed for things like standing or case was filed too late, etc. That’s another way of saying, “we ain’t gonna touch this hot potato”

      • Zoltar January 8, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

        Catharsis: the corporate media dutifully, in lockstep declare “no evidence” in the face of a mountain of documented evidence and you still decide to believe them.

        It may be too late for you, but nonetheless recommend you read Manufacturing Consent.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 11:16 am #

      Who would want to live in a world where something can’t be discussed or fleshed out until it’s happened?

      You do realize forethought, brainstorming and prognostication are the most important part of any enterprise of import, right? Land planning, construction, woodworking, cooking, schooling, *every single business on the planet*, etc…hell, even taking a road trip with the family.

      Why you think writing should be different confuses me.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        Well said. If one waited for perfect clarity, one would never begin anything. It’s synonymous with not taking any chances.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

          Yessir. And perfect clarity only happens a smattering of times in one’s life. And it usually lasts jus a matter of seconds. It would be folly to assume that only then is when one should take to the pen.

          That said, that would certainly be a good time to do so…

    • Soloview January 8, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Jim has every right to call them as he sees them. Most of us of come here to read what JHK believes he sees, not what we believe he should see.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:49 am #

      Why would anyone tell another person how/what to write? Just… bizarre.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        Happens here all the time.
        How what and when.
        All we can ask is not to lie about things.

    • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:11 pm #

      The world is a dystopian clusterfuck until someone unplugs AI

      Any questions bitch ?

  8. teddyboy46 January 8, 2021 at 10:26 am #

    I hope Trump does not go to Bidens inauguration. Trump and his family have been degraded and humiliated daily for 4 years. January 20th Biden wants Trump there for his final Humiliation. I predict Biden and the Kamala Krew will spend more time talking about Trump than America.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Not only Trump, the entire GOP minus the RINO traitors should stay in their basements with theTV off.

      And planning what to do next as their jobs are now at risk. Corruption in the voting booth is going to remove the conservatives over time.

      AmeriKa!

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        Are you kidding? After Wednesday, all the politicians in Washington are going to be crawling all over themselves to get ‘right’ with the crowd in control. This is power we’re talking about and the elites have it all now. It’s always been that way and this country is no exception to the rule.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:34 am #

          Storming the Bastille worked because the French army joined the rebels.

          I am wondering how long the Cops and National guard are going to put up with Amerika.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

            Til the end, perhaps.

        • Mountain gal January 8, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

          Even Nikki Haley has joined in dissing Trump. I used to like her a great deal but no more. I won’t support and don’t respect any self-serving RINO that caves and disses/dumps Trump now.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

            Worse than that Kristi Noem in SD is piling on Trump.

            I wonder what the controllers promised her…

          • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

            Oh not Kristi too. There goes our relationship.

          • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:13 pm #

            Pension and paycheck pricks on their payrolls forever. . .

    • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Biden’s Inauguration is turning into a farce.

      There won’t be hundreds of thousands of woke, weeping kooks on The Mall. It will be on Zoom in a cozy room so Biden can use a TelePrompTer to say the oath. Even with Sotomayer repeating it one word at a time he’d ef it up.

      Due to The Magic Virus, the entire affair will be contained. No parade, no walking down Constitution Avenue (because Jumbled Joe isn’t physically capable of a brisk walk like that), no “Ball” with Doctor Jill all prettied up and Carmalita and hubby doing the Freaky dance together.

      Nope. This will be the weirdest Inauguration in US history. Too bad I’ll have to miss it.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

        Creepy Joe and his even creepier inaugural festivities. I won’t be watching either, but I’m sure we will all enjoy reading the after-action reports of all the weirdness.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

        Just put up hundreds of thousands of carboard target people. Maybe the ones of old White men and young pregnant White women that Homeland used for target practice.

      • emme January 9, 2021 at 9:11 am #

        Well, it is pretty chilly in January and doubt ole Joe can tolerate much of that. So he stays warm and gets to use a teleprompter for the oath and speech. Wonder if he will be able to deliver a coherent speech by the 20th?

        At least all inaugural balls are cancelled, thank god. Partying in the face of so many people locked down for a year would set a new standard for tone deaf.

  9. benr January 8, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    Take note of the tools that come here saying the election was not wracked with fraud posting one pathetic video as refutation of the dozens of videos showing people cheating during the ballet count process.
    Pathetic simply and totally pathetic.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 11:55 am #

      Why would they be any better at providing ‘proof’ than the idiotic squawking head ‘news’ sources they are addicted to? They don’t use critical thought. They merely react.

  10. hmuller January 8, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    As I recall the Golem became an uncontrollable monster, spreading death, destruction, and havoc all over the place. Is that how our story ends?

    I don’t like saying this, but if Trump couldn’t make a significant dent in draining the swamp in four years, he’s not about to open a big can of whoop-ass now. The man is all talk, insults, and zingers flung on Twitter. When it comes to action – not so good.

    My God, it took him two years to figure out Sessions was worthless. Then it took him another 2 years to figure out Barr was worthless. As a Boss, Trump was a faster learner and judge of employee value on his TV show. What happened? Yes, it’s all a fog. Maybe one day someone can sort it all out.

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      I can tell you one thing the wheels of government MOVE very slow and half the people employed are not motivated to do much.
      Think DMV worker without the hassle of dirty masses bothering them.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      Really? I think he made a bigger mistake.

      He trusted Swamprats!

    • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      Almost all of Trump’s appointments were ridiculous in terms of draining the swamp. I’m afraid he sold the country a great big, fat bill of goods.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        Uh, when he looked at his talent pool for selecting his cabinet, all he saw were Deep Staters. The real cabinet, his family, were the only folks he could trust, hence they were integral.

        The lesson that should be learned here is that the tentacles of the Deep State are everywhere. There is no escaping the web that has been cast by Dems and RINOs over the past thirty years.

        Amerika!

    • Soloview January 8, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

      Basically that is what Ann Coulter wrote about Trump this week. I don’t buy the propaganda about his being the best economy US had pre-Covid. I did support him immigration and border prrotection, China trade, and efforts to restore manufacturing in the U.S. but overall his policies were well within the “old abnormal”. He missed a great opportunity to stop Russia drifting toward China. He was clueless on the importance of Russia as a world player and supplier of energy. He should have appointed Ike’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, as a Sec of State. She would have been an exquisite diplomat that would have brought instant polish into the administration. Trump’s focus on Obamacare was politically stupid and motivated by idiotic obsession to “undo” the signature achievement of the previous administration. If he bothered to look, he would have found that the ACA failed not because Americans do not want comprehensive state-run health plan, but precisely because Obama chickened out of the much needed market control. Three quarters of Americans want public option, and two-thirds Medicare for all. Trump could have bested Obama had he modified the health care to add public option. He would have crushed the Senate opposition corrupted by the big AMA and Big Pharma lobbies, and taken the wind out of Pelosi’s sails before the 2018 congressional election. (Incidentally, the first state-run health plan saw the light in Germany in 1883, being brought in by the most right-wing government the Kaiser years ever had, that of Bismarck’s Junkers. Yet, Bismarck figured that creating a benevolent health care system (and later Social Security) would weaken the opposition of the Socialists and Catholic Christian Democrats, which it did in a spectacular fashion. The Catholics were crushed; the Socialists went enthusiastically to fight for Kaiser in 1914. Further, one of the early promises by “Trump”, to hike taxes to reduce the Treasury debt, and begin rebuilding the infrastructure, also went AWOL. Instead, Trump reduced the corporate rate, and boosted the military spending at a clip of four times the GDP growth. Stupid, idiotic policy, no doubt Kushner’s & Ivanka’s doing.

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

        This is a sound analysis without any of the histrionics that go on here. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but you would think that Trump would have seen, himself, some of what you’re talking about; too late now, much too late.

      • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

        Soloview

        I have to join with shotho in praising this analysis.

        You’re so right, particularly with regard to the healthcare debacle – Trump’s obsession with the efforts to”repeal & replace” the ACA was a loser from the start, and neither the WH nor the GOP could come up with anything like the promised “beautiful plan, at a fraction of the cost” (which would have been impossible anyway). Any reading of the will of the wider populace would have shown that adding the public option to Medicare would have been the smartest possible move. However, Trump is not famous for doing the smart thing – viz. Wednesday.

    • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm #

      How can Mr Biden go through with this farce ?

      Grama used to say “fruit dont fall far from the tree”

      What kinda tree bore lil Hunter ?

      Enjoy the party, Im busy.

  11. RaymondR January 8, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind

    Hosea 8:7

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      You know something? You triggered my mind.

      This is a failure for humanity. America, with a C, has been the light pointing the way to human responsibility and consequent freedom.

      Amerika, with a K, is proof positive that it is a failure.

      For God, it is on to greener pastures, America is done.

      Who will be next?

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        God is God. I doubt He plays around with playing favorites among nation states. We, as humanity, are on to greener pastures or not.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:37 am #

        We trusted our fallen natures. Greed is good. So is absolute pleasure. This is what freedom means to the fallen nature. Your Capitalism is nothing but this. MY Capitalism would be something very different.

        • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

          Mine was a $100 tip today for building an airplane for someone

          Whats your capitalism look like ?

  12. NickelthroweR January 8, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    The Fog of War is an apt description of what is going on. Ya know, over the last two days my phone has been ringing off of the hook by people asking me “what should I do?” After all, I picked up and moved out of SoCal this year about two weeks before the lockdown to “flatten the curve”. I told anyone that would listen that I thought that these upcoming lockdowns would be forever and would destroy our economy and I also told anyone that would listen that the election would be a Goat Rodeo of epic proportions.

    It breaks my heart to see friends and associates trapped in L.A. The very same people that screeched and howled about Orange Hitler now find themselves in a looted city with the homeless everywhere and no police to be found. All the trendy restaurants and boutiques are now closed forever and even if they wanted to reopen would never be able to afford the insurance which has now increased by 400%.

    They tell me that gunfire is common now and that they are afraid to even set foot outside of their door. Now, imagine how fearful they will be when the caravans flood the border (which will happen) to get the free education, free healthcare and reparations promised by their leadership.

    Was it worth destroying the economy to hurt Trump? Well, these guys I’m talking about didn’t care one bit. They are fairly well off and didn’t think that hurting the “little guy” would in any way ever affect them. Guess again. They turned LA into Tijuana but not as nice.

    Should I move? Where should I go? Are my investments safe? Where can I buy a gun? How should I store water? Should I buy Bitcoin?

    I get these calls all day now from the “resistance” that now realizes that they’ve been thrown under the bus. They were forced to give up everything so that Sleepy Joe (a racist and rapist) can now throw open the border, raise their taxes and lock them down forever. But, hey, $600, right????

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      Amerika!

    • rainmaker January 8, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      It’s nice and quiet here in Trumplandia. Nya nya to your friends in Cali.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        Nice and quiet in San Diego you know California.

        • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:27 pm #

          San Diego will be part of a big huge Utah known as Zion, LA too.

          China aint even up to fixin LA thats gonna take Momos and armed militias from what was Idaho for awhile. No problem.

          Soon as Uncle Sam gets his ass back where his flounders intended that is. And leaves imperial alliance fantasy to others. . .

          China will own everything from grapevine north to Juneau west of Cascade Sierra crest.

          Duhh. . . . Like they said “resistance is futile”

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        greed and fear, fear and greed

      • NickelthroweR January 8, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        Yes, I’m in Trumplandia now and it is nice ‘n quiet here. Still, l don’t blame the people in California because they are victims of propaganda and terrible leadership.

        I can tell you this: as someone that has worked in media for over two decades, were I to have control over the levers of propaganda, I could make the population believe anything. It is easy to do. Hell, I could make you believe that altering your DNA using an untested and dangerous drug was the best way to fight an illness with a 99.98% survival rate. After all, the public was made to believe that Bruce Jenner was a woman (woman of the year!) because he put a dress on and, voila! he’s now a woman.

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 11:14 am #

          Science would say born with a dick you are a male.
          Born with a vagina you are a female.
          Adding a fake dick or chopping one off does not change what you were born as.

          Proclaiming one day you are not what you were born as is delusional and was once considered a mental illness.
          So is the desire to start hacking otherwise healthy parts off your body.

          Up is down and good is bad.
          Got it?

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:42 am #

            Ha!

            Just think, people who cannot figure out whether they are male or female , a development that happens at age 8, are making up the laws of this land.

            Amerika!

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:43 am #

          Yes, when a tranny couple married and the “man” got pregnant, the loathsome Matt Lauer said how amazed he was that a man could get pregnant.

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

          It is incredibly easy to get people to believe anything, and watching them ‘believe’ that men can become women by putting on a wig and lipstick is probably the best example ever.

          Belief that the vaccine is anything but a nefarious drug is second.

    • Kellyfrombayfield January 8, 2021 at 11:09 am #

      Well said NickelthroweR

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      Well said. Biden knows the truth about Blacks. He was recently in a conference call with some of them and he told them that America was done, not just because of Black failure, but because Whites were going extinct. And that the needed to get over themselves and learn to work with the Hispanics.

      He probably has more racial clarity than Trump – though of course he doesn’t care about the Truth except when it jibes with his interests.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

      I’d laugh in their faces. I lost every LA friend I had when I left, and they called me crazy for criticizing their neoliberal (now fascist) beloved Dem party.

      Then I stupidly moved up to Northern CA in 2015 instead of leaving, thinking it would be better. Nope. So I have exited there, too, in August – and am now in a red state. Better, but we still have our battles.

      But nothing like California! Wow. Yeah. Totally failed state. And since I still work remotely from there, I see coworkers who have turned into zombies still singing Newscum’s praises. They are apparently way behind your panicked pals. They haven’t even seen the writing on the wall yet.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

        Only 600,000 more signatures needed by March to get Newsom recalled.

        Not sure when the election will be but it is guaranteed there will be 40 woke kooks on the ballot to replace him just like there was with Arnold.

        Frying pan to fire??

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

          No doubt! Feel so bad for those working so hard on the recall petitions.

      • Rain Waters January 8, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

        Me too

        Ashland China to Reno NV.

        ITS GROWING ON ME AND IT WONT BURN.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

      @NickelthrowerR

      I weep not for the Cali Wokester trash who cheered on all efforts to thwart and destroy the Bad Orange Man.

      They created the hellhole that California is rapidly becoming. Now let them stew in that pot.

      Hell – Trump should have built the WALL around the borders of Cali, not on the Mexican Border. (At least most Mexicans are not afraid of hard work! Can’t say that about most Libtards with their hands perpetually out for government freebies.)

  13. vengeur January 8, 2021 at 10:33 am #

    If Trump doesn’t pardon Assange and Snowden I will consider his administration to be a complete failure.

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 10:43 am #

      He managed to get some things done.
      VA is far better to deal with and some prescription drug prices have dropped considerably.

      One in particular is colchicine a medication used to help sufferers of gout.
      Neighbor and I were talking and he told me he used to pay $110 for a bottle of 10 and now pays $22.

      He also made talking about voter fraud front page news that is huge.
      He also did not start yet another armed conflict with some country.
      The list of successes is far longer then failures.
      Not perfect but what human is?

      • sophia January 8, 2021 at 10:50 am #

        benr,

        Agree, but in this case-close but no dice. The swamp was not drained and that is all that really matters.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:44 am #

          He needed the help of the conservatives to make things happen. The RINOs stabbed him and us in the back for Deep State power.

          They are the culprits!

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 7:56 pm #

          America has to be refounded with new borders. No one man could have drained the swamp. And he didn’t really try and/or had no idea who he should have hired. Maybe no one. Literally there simply aren’t enough people of integrity who make it to that level.

          Nor even at the State level. Where to get good people? Maybe large Church leaders who are used to dealing with lots of money, management and know other countries? Both Protestant and Catholic.

      • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        Your criteria of ‘greatness’ is the cost of prescription drugs at the VA?

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 10:59 am #

          NO but someone said he was a complete failure.
          He slowed the progressive movement to a crawl over turned a bunch of Obama era bullshit and that while having everyone everywhere in opposition. Now it turns out Pat Ryan and Pence have been working behind the scenes stabbing him in the back the entire time?

          The drug costs were not VA related.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 11:19 am #

            No one else managed to do anything about the VA. He made a good start.
            I’ve heard from veterans, there have been tangible improvements.

        • sophia January 9, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

          Pricing transparency is huge.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

        I hear colchicine is also being used in trials as a therapeutic against The Rona. Along with Ivermectin.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      There was a story going around (oops, I’m talking about a rumor) that Julian Assange was making tweets about the VP and the military.
      Talk about fog.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        Been thinking about Assange. If he really wanted to do something positive right now, he could reveal that Seth Rich was the informer in 2016 and was murdered.

        • messianicdruid January 8, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

          He would be kicked off Twitter, right away.

          • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 7:56 pm #

            That’s done. Ditto Sydney Powell, etc.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

        Where Julian Assange is being kept now he has zero connection to the Internet and almost zero connection to his own counsel. Plus his every move and word is being recorded.

    • sophia January 8, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      Agree. Or a mind fuck.

    • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      I have wondered if he has been using his power to pardon either of these two as negotiation tools or bargaining chips. Perhaps part of the establishment’s hysteria to oust Trump is due to their desire to prevent him from pardoning those who have sinned against the State.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

      @vengeur

      I am a former intelligence officer. Years ago I would have said they should be prosecuted. But now that I have been many decades out of government service I have grown wiser. Our intel agencies have been corrupted and no longer serve the interests of this country, if they ever really did. If I were Trump, I would pardon both men.

  14. getsome January 8, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    James Howard: The only important thing, not ever to be obscured by “fog” or media malfeasance, is the orchestrators, enablers ( media platforms), and co conspirators are very well Known to us. Now comes the response. Time will reveal the exact nature it takes and, if done correctly, to by revealed only upon execution. Time to sit tight, observe and plan. The last part of OODA will wait for the appropriate impetus.
    The immediate fiscal future of bailing out renters, mortgages, cities etc..will quickly overwhelm the system. The ability of media to obscure, excuse or explain as to why THIS time is different will fail with even the dullest of the woke gen. Those with foresight as to the very near future will happily accept gov’t money to add even more supplies for the inevitable collapse – this year. Be safe, be aware and practice.

    • shotho January 8, 2021 at 10:55 am #

      Yes, the real, and maybe only, question is how soon the financial house of cards will fall. And that will make all the other issues of the day pale into insignificance.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:02 am #

      Bailing out the renters?

      Cannot happen!

      Who is going to pay the freight?

      Three choices. Let them go bankrupt and dig themselves out of it.

      Put off their payments by law and watch 2008 happen again, this time with no possibility of recovery.

      Hit the taxpayers again with trillions of more debt dollars.

      Eventually the money runs out.

      What does Biden want to do?

      Raise taxes, forgive student debt (another 2008 bubble), spend trillions on useless GND programs (watch Planets of the Humans again), nationalize healthcare (remember the VA fiasco), spend trillions on useless infrastructure (remember shovel ready).

      Bend over Amerika, you are about to get it. You voted these bastards in, you deserve what you are going to get.

      • edpell January 8, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        print money debase the currency

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

          Double down on zirp, quantitive easing 3!
          Inflate our way out of debt and of course destroy everyones savings!

          Hurray for guaranteed government paychecks for all.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

        @JohnAZ

        I continue to believe that a majority of Americans did NOT vote these bastards in, but I sympathize with where you are coming from.

        Whether Dementia Joe won by fraud or fair-and-square, the fact of the matter is that he is getting installed into power in 12 more days and this country is going to be royally fucked for the next 4 years.

        Like Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, “Hold on to your asses!”

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

        Like Jack Reacher said to the guy just before crunching his nuts, “Remember. You wanted this.”

  15. ThorsHammer January 8, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    You are an optimist to the bitter end, Jim

    Well, I can be optimistic too:

    THE DISUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    (peace in our time)

    1- Greater Texas (AKA flyoverland
    —- The 17 states that refused to accept neutering by Corvid or “elections” by Dominion.
    2- The Confederacy
    —- The Black Majority nation ironically formed upon the bones of the old white separatist southern union.
    3- Californicia
    Returned to it’s original owners who immediately mandated that only Spanish be used as the official language.
    4- The Principality of Buttlust
    Originally called San Fransisco. A city of refuge for the sexually confused.
    5- New York
    AKA Ponziland
    6- New England
    Only the Mayflowerites know who really belongs.
    7-Cascadia
    The environmental paradise governed by Antifada

    • farmgal January 8, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      Guess I will just have to move to Greater Texas from my sleepy little mountain town in Georgia. If we could just cut out the corrupt core of metro Atlanta and the “artistes” of Savannah-land we might have a chance. Georgia is a microcosm of the country- big cities control all.

      • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

        I read that Georgia turned Blue because it has been giving Hollywood studios giant tax breaks to film there. Breaks that Cali refused to give.

        So lots of Hollywood libtards moved to Georgia to work in the new Hollywood East.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

      Enjoyed that.

  16. par4 January 8, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    I’m sure glad Gerry Ford healed this nation.

    • vengeur January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      And I’m glad Gerry Ford kept the lid on inflation.

      • malthuss January 8, 2021 at 10:43 am #

        The button– W I N.
        Whip inflation now.

        buttons.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      Nixon going to China is one of the worst, if not the worst presidential action of all time.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:49 am #

        Yup. He “opened” China, opening America to utter horror and the loss of our industrial base. But people thought Capitalism solved all economic, moral, and spiritual problems and that it would civilize the Chinese.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 11:56 am #

          Solzhenitsyn called it.

          He said something like, “So America is going to build up China to beat Russia.

          When that is done, who will be strong enough to stop China?”

          • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

            Damn, he was good.

  17. malthuss January 8, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    Life ‘under’ Harris, O M G.

    • vengeur January 8, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      FWEEDOM!!!

      • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        The rallying cry of an infantilized people.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 11:04 am #

          A people too dumb too understand you only get to vote for totalitarianism once.

      • ThorsHammer January 8, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

        Freedumb.

        Or to paraphrase Marx.

        ‘Delusion is the Opium of the People’

    • redrock January 8, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Her vagina speaks for her.

    • par4 January 8, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      Harris + Biden = Harriden

  18. sophia January 8, 2021 at 10:41 am #

    Oh God, James, I hope you are right. The time is running very short.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      I keep getting the feeling that this is not over. I try to suppress it, I’m certainly not an optimist.

      It may be unreasonable, but feelings and reason exist apart from one another.

      • spaingaroo January 9, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

        that’s about where I am.
        Why accept reality at this point?
        I see no good reason to assume that the devil has won, maybe one round, but the whole fight?

  19. malthuss January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am #

    Maria Zack, there is lots of information about her online, if you care to
    learn about whats really going on.

  20. Soloview January 8, 2021 at 10:45 am #

    As I fully expected nothing much of great import happened in Washington this week. Josh Howley’s wife and baby were harassed by thugs, and police said it was no big deal. . The rustics came, cheered the Chief and most of them stayed out of the trouble he dog-whistled to them. A female Trump zealot was shot by trigger-happy Capitol cop. The Ghost was not given up but confirmed as the next POTUS after a short interlude with smashed windows and tear gas. Kamala Harris, the ever-ready utility race baiter said there would have many more cops and a massacre on Capitol Wednesday had the white supremacy terrorists been dark-skinned blm protesters instead. Nancy and Jack are wasting more time drafting impeachment articles. Trump promised an orderly transition from now on. The universe is unfolding as it should.

    • rainmaker January 8, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Lissen up you dog-faced pony soldiers! The management has decreed that you will be served Old Uncle Joe’s Word Salad for dinner. You will like it, or else. Now, shut up and eat your peas.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        This country has a habit of NOT shutting up and eating their peas.

        • messianicdruid January 8, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

          At least half demand whirled peas.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:12 am #

      Uh, I wonder what is going on in Texas?

    • tahoe1780 January 8, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      I think this is a very sane analysis of the events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wl-YH-GBEE

    • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 12:26 am #

      Why did Hawley feel a need to exaggerate the ‘harassment’?

  21. Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 10:53 am #

    JHK–Have you considered using Substack for your blog?

  22. SW January 8, 2021 at 10:53 am #

    Anyone who saw Nancy Pelosi’s press conference (with her enormous flowered mask) and Joe Biden’s mini-rant before introducing Garland can believe for an instant they want “to heal the country and bring us together” — I retch. Both are so full of vitriol and self-righteous anger that it’s impossible to miss. Biden was yelling “don’t you dare call them protestors!!! DON’T YOU DARE!!!” I dread what’s coming with this bunch.

    • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      Biden’s rhetorical default is anger, regardless of subject. His face has no expression. Totally on autopilot.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        Anger out bursts are 100% part of DEMENTIA.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        He has the dementia glaze most of the time. He’d really rather talk about his dark leg hairs turning blonde in the sun – and the children stroking them.

        • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:24 pm #

          Watch Biden walk. He is starting to do the Alzheimer’s shuffle.

          His team must be thanking God for the Covid, because there is ZERO chance Biden could strut down Constitution Avenue with Doctor Jill for a mile.

      • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        It’s what happens with dementia, yes. Lots of anger.

      • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

        Until Dr. Phil, er, uh Jill prods him

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:10 am #

      You should!

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

      @SW

      I noted the same thing myself. The tone and tenor of the remarks by Beijing Biden and Crazy Nancy spoke far more loudly than the actual wording of their remarks. These are people who are utterly driven by their emotions, (like most Libtards), and thus subject to act out and make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. We have a right to fear what they may be capable of doing. These two are not exactly the kind of timber you want to build your national house from.

      I don’t know about others here, but as a young man I learned many good lessons in the School of Hard Knocks. One of the most important ones is that I have *never* made a good decision when I was boiling mad. So, over time, I’ve learned not to try to render important decisions until I have vented all of my angst and calmed the hell down. Then, and only then, in moments of calm and sober deliberation, do I render important decisions. This discipline has served me well. It’s a damn shame most of our politicians do not follow a similar code.

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

        Even more to the point don’t speak out of anger.

        “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

      • SW January 8, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

        They could use that piece of advice from you but I doubt they want it. It’s frightening that Pelosi has such an iron grip on the House that she can start the process to ram thru articles of impeachment — again.

        Haven’t the American people been thru enough?! It’s purely self-indulgent, pointless theater but according the evening news, 230 congresspoddles are with her.

        Prediction:

        Joe Biden inaugurated January 20th.

        Joe Biden diagnosed with covid January 30th.

        Joe Biden in quarantine for 14 days.

        Joe Biden receives a state funeral as soon as Nancy’s new black suit is ready.

  23. tresho January 8, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    “Did congress knowingly certify a fraudulent election?” Yes, along with the state legislatures who approved so many bogus Presidential Electors.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      And state legislators who did not have an input.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      No one wanted to look – because they knew what they would find. Not even the Supreme Court. Complete corruption from top to bottom. A house so undermined cannot stand and should not be lived in.

      • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

        I actually agree with Vlad here.

        Well, that made my Friday

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

      @Tresho

      Of course they did. It was never about whether or not an examination of the facts would be determinative regarding the existence of electoral fraud. It was, and always is, about “How will our decisions affect US politically.”

      News Flash: There is no such thing as “integrity” in a politician.

  24. Rodster January 8, 2021 at 11:03 am #

    I am so fucking glad I never got into social media, ever. I never saw the attraction or fascination with of My Space, then Farcebook and Twitter. Social media has flanked the Plebs who thought it was a cool way to connect with the entire world. Now that people have had their brains conditioned for that all important “Like” and “Follower” button they are controlling what you can say, think and do.

    George Orwell’s 1984 !

  25. JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:07 am #

    The scariest part of the whole situation is that Amerika does not have a clue. All the BS that you heard from the Left during the election is a sham and impossible to execute. There is no money, the manufacturing sector is toast, George Soros’ allies and China are waiting with their waste pans and brooms to sweep up what is left.

    • Rodster January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      And in time China will meet the same fate as the USSA and other World Empires.

      – As the world turns.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2021 at 11:50 am #

        The real failure though is the Amerikan people who were given the responsibility by the Founders to keep their liberty intact.

        They failed!

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:56 am #

          They built their homes on the sands of Capitalism and the Tide came in took it all away.

          You should have built on Nationalism. You people actually thought the two were the same thing!

  26. wm5135 January 8, 2021 at 11:09 am #

    “Something’s up now and it’s making them even more hysterical than usual.” JHK

    They were paid to take a dive and they knocked the opponent out with a sucker punch before the touching of gloves.

  27. climbingjo January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    How entertaining it is to watch old white men become apoplectic, delusional as women and brown people encroach upon their dominion.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      Little identity politics troll alert.

  28. climbingjo January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    How entertaining it is to watch old white men become apoplectic, delusional as women and brown people encroach upon their dominion.

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 11:18 am #

      TROLLeeeeollllleeeeoooooooh

      • climbingjo January 8, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        Yep, highly entertaining

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 11:58 am #

          The Apaches: We kill Whites with arrows. And Mexicans with rocks. They didn’t think much of your brown people…..

    • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 3:48 pm #

      Good description of Biden.

  29. gustafson.robert.22 January 8, 2021 at 11:15 am #

    imo
    White America is reaping the whirlwind for multi-century capitulation to and profit from absolutely shortsighted business-interest manipulation of the entire national enterprise. White America’s authored its own disintegration willingly, on both sides of aisle and in almost every mind, household since 1850 at very minimum.
    Way too late to reverse anything now. Back to what? Nothing left to recover…just a bag of illusions, compromises, missed opportunities..unearned, indulgent liberties taken. Well is dry.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

      True. And your complete lack of loyalty is part of the same thing. Don’t pretend you are above it all.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 8, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

        being above it all is the imperative of the moment for everyone

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

      Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, keep your identity politics rollin’, Rawhide!

      Eyah!

  30. wm5135 January 8, 2021 at 11:19 am #

    T.S. Eliot wrote a poem in 1925 for all of the sunshine patriots who have come and gathered here in the near past.

    AWOL at the first squirmish

    The last line of Eliot’s poem was written for the one who posted the following:

    “I wonder how long it takes to learn Chinese or Russian.”

    The Hollow Men

    • bibliomaniac January 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

      wm5135–It takes much longer to learn Chinese. My Russian professor said that if you are an optimist, you learn Russian. If you are a pessimist, you learn Chinese.

    • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 12:34 am #

      Hollow Men. Trump stated he was “going with you!@ to the cultists assembled for the ‘rally’ where did he go? Home, to watch the debacle on OANN.

  31. michael January 8, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    JHK keeps clinging to irrational hopes. There is no plan. The gruesome course of events must now follow the chain of cause and effect into the state of the behavioral sink, the last manifestation of life in America.

    Pray you are old enough not to have to see how this plays out.

  32. bukowskisghost January 8, 2021 at 11:22 am #

    How clueless is Nancy you ask? She is more concerned that the public see what she has purchased online than any proof of political malfeasance. Remember when the left hailed her as a master politician? Knowing her laptop was ripped off made my day.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

      If it is true, let us pray that the laptop ends up in the hands of someone competent enough to hack the login password and to see what lies within. Yeah, yeah, the laptop is stolen property……yawn……of a corrupt politician who is good with stolen elections, so my sympathy with those who will decry the larceny of the pilfered laptop is nil.

      I just hope the damn thing is exploited and that embarrassing revelations result.

  33. freetrapper January 8, 2021 at 11:38 am #

    Oh good grief.

    This is and has been a case of the simplest answer being the correct one.

    Trump is megalomaniac narcissist whose time in office came and went.

    The people who continue to support him are frightened, delusional alt-right zealot loons.

    The attack on the Capital was nothing more nor less than a mob of these lawless loons acting out.

    End of story.

    • tahoe1780 January 8, 2021 at 11:45 am #

      Multiple things happened that day. 10’s (100’s?) of thousands of people marched, peacefully, in the street and only 100 or so broke into the building (mostly peaceful?) There is video of a portion of the crowd booing and chanting “stop antifa” at some people breaking windows. There are pictures and video of known BLM and Antifa agitators in the building. I (we) don’t know how many other anti-Trumpers infiltrated the crowd.

      When something like this happens, you have to ask “Cui Bono?” Who benefits? The violence (I’m certainly not condoning it) started just as the evidence of vote fraud was about to be presented to Congress and the American people. That was halted. The side wishing to present it never got their day in court. So, was this a false flag (like so many others, i.e. Russiagate)? Who benefits?

      I fear that Yamamoto’s quote is appropriate here. Those denied a hearing will not go away quietly.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

        And known Trump supporters in the building too. Happy fools who will pay dearly for those moments of triumph.

        But yes, this isn’t going to end. By their actions, they have confirmed our allegations 100%.

        • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

          But as Anderson Cooper noted, “All those Trump terrorists who stormed the Capitol then made it to safety will go back to The Olive Garden and their Holiday Inns for drinks and high five what a great day it was!”

          As he flipped the end of his nose with his finger.

          Tucker Carlson was right last night when he played this statement by Anderson Cooper then commented that The Establishment hates the Deplorables because this is a class war.

          We will never catch Anderson Cooper eating at The Olive Garden, high end Italian for The Deplorables and their ilk.

          Tucker mentioned that they had Olive Garden food brought in for everyone on the set.

      • sterow January 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

        Where do you get this stuff about know antifa and BLM in the crowd? The story that Matt Gaetz cited to this effect has been discredited, and the backgrounds of many of the protestors have all been established as the usual right wing types.

        • Night Owl January 8, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

          Antifa has already been confirmed via facial recognition and photographs.

          You gotta post better bullshit.

          • sterow January 9, 2021 at 4:38 am #

            There were stories that alleged that but they were quickly discredited.

            https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-facialrecognition-antifa/fact-check-facial-recognition-company-did-not-identify-antifa-members-among-capitol-mob-idUSKBN29D2WV

            But let me guess, that’s all part pf the deep space conspiracy blah blah blah. If that’s your response it just really means nothing will ever convince you.

            We know who the people are as they are starting to be arrested, FFS! They are your people.

          • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 8:47 am #

            Photos are everywhere, plastered across Twitter and the net.

            Beard Bro is my favorite.

          • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

            Sterow: So what “they” do is criterion of what is good and evil now? I thought you were a rebel….

            They didn’t arrest you people very often in the last six months o no matter what you did. And when they did, very seldom prosecuted. So why would they change now?

            Discredited? By the mainstream media? As if they are credible….

          • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 7:55 pm #

            Discredited? By the Mainstream Media?”

            No, the Washington Times (ever a sketchy source of ‘information’) itself printed the following retraction:

            ““An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that XRVision facial recognition software identified Antifa members among rioters who stormed the Capitol Wednesday. XRVision did not identify any Antifa members. The Washington Times apologizes to XRVision for the error.”

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 11:51 am #

      Good grief to your post.

      As if Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and ever other rotten politician does not also suffer such?

      Insane so many people single out Trump for issues that most everyone in Hollywood and DC suffers from.

      You are so clueless it really is scary yet you think you have a finger on the pulse of anything you left wing lunatic you.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      “The people who continue to support him are frightened, delusional alt-right zealot loons.”

      This is where you fail. 100%. You reveal that you have absolutely no clue at all who supports Trump. I know, because I don’t have my fake news spoon-fed to me by MSDNC. And, I’m out in the world, not shut up in my home working in my jammies and smothering myself with a face diaper. It’s obvious that the self-muzzling and lack of oxygen ensuing from that is destroying the brain cells of lefties. This is why you spew inane and puerile invective on a thinking man’s comment section, and imagine you sound ‘smart’.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

      Yes, a violent mob, who mostly stayed on their side of the velvet rope.

    • Epicur January 8, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

      @ freetrapper

      I didn’t vote for Trump in ’16 or ’20, but I know many who did, not because they believed he could MAGA, but out of desperation, hoping the country could avoid the descent into the yawning abyss.

      I appears they were wrong, the descent is not to be avoided, but that is hardly something to gloat over.

      Trump is most likely a goner, but this is nowhere near the end of the story.

      Live long, and you will live in interesting times.

  34. Helix January 8, 2021 at 11:46 am #

    And your evidence for saying this is…. Bupkas.

    There has been ample time for those thinking they have evidence that the election was fraudulent to post their evidence. So far, the “evidence” I’ve seen seems a bit… thin. Time to put up or shut up, fellas, although I expect you to do neither.

    Having said that, we all have an interest in fair elections, so if there is reason to suspect irregularities, I’m all in favor of pursuing them fully and, if irregularities are found, to prosecute those responsible to the full extent of the law.

    And I also agree that the Democrats have played their part in this charade. The “Russian Collusion” gambit came to nothing, but Rachael Maddow continues to push the story. The Impeachment proceeding that was notably vague on exactly which “high crimes and misdemeanors” were at issue.

    Disingenuousness on all sides. We are truly fucked.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

      The evidence is massive and they never looked. They knew what they would find and they didn’t want to threaten the system in which they lived, moved, and had their being. It was like asking fish about water.

      • sterow January 9, 2021 at 4:47 am #

        So you can presumably link to what you consider the most credible court filing that laid the evidence out… right?

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

      “Bupkis”

    • Yock January 8, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

      Hey double helix, Did you not see the videos of the election officials kick the poll watchers out and place card board on the windows so they couldn’t observe their illegal shenanigans? That’s all evidence we need. Why was it so hard to audit the signatures to verify the votes? Because it would reveal that Trump won. Case closed.

      • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

        Unfortunately, the Courts required MORE than “all the evidence (you) need”ed.

  35. wm5135 January 8, 2021 at 11:47 am #

    and with an explicit gesture of hand and clear but guttural tone

    “ye of little faith”

    calling out from the “realm … of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their human intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen”.

    The Uncommitted

  36. rlread52 January 8, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    In effect, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is Donald J Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Joseph Goebbels.

    Twitter should be forced to shut down Trump’s account until his base mob cools down.

    Social Media, especially Twitter, and Fox and all the Trumpeteers including Kunstler are what enabled Donald Trump to inflame a base from the very beginning of his campaign in 2015.

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 11:55 am #

      Stupid says what stupid does.

      Tell me Brainiac are people responsible for their actions yes or no?

      • sterow January 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

        Perhaps you should address this to the other commenters in here saying (ludicrously) that antifa and BLM egged the crowd on.

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

          Better yet go have a gander @ phillyantifa.org and look for yourself.
          Of course by now they have pulled the various pictures down.
          You could also look at the antifa crap out of Arizona and compare them to DC and lo and behold some familiar faces…naw

          That would take effort on the want to be spoon fed types.

          • sterow January 9, 2021 at 5:12 am #

            My point was that even if there were some antifa / BLM in the crowd egging them on (dubious to say the least), if “people [are] responsible for their actions” then that should apply to the right wing types arrested, regardless of what these (imaginary) antifa types were doing to encourage them. I was pointing out the internal inconsistency of the arguments here.

            Unless you are saying it was *entirely* antifa, which is just deranged as so many of the people have been quickly indietified and tied to various right wing groups.

          • sterow January 9, 2021 at 5:14 am #

            I note, BTW, that you haven’t actually linked to any evidence of these alleged antifa.

        • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

          Many were identified. Derp!

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

      Everything you just said was a lie. You can’t even tell the difference any more.

    • MaryV January 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      Is this satire? Because I’m laughing.

    • rube-i-con January 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      i~m laughing at your inability to see the riots deaths and mayhem antifa/blm has been causing for 100+ days

      do you run to your motor car because of white nationalists?

    • tahoe1780 January 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

      rlread52 – what percent responsibility do you attribute to the courts, including SCOTUS, for failing to hear requests for hearings/evidence? To my knowledge, all cases were dismissed on procedural issues, not merit. The EC challenge was, perhaps, the last chance for the evidence to be heard and matter. The die is cast. Only impeachment of Biden for selling access is still on the table. Will that evidence be allowed to be presented to the American people?

      • benr January 8, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        No because then we get the wretched Communist Harris.

        • rainmaker January 8, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

          Isn’t Harris an anchor baby? I thought that the parents had to be US citizens for a person to be eligible for the presidential office? Someone here please enlighten me.

          • benr January 8, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

            I believe one parent must be a citizens or the person must be born on US soil if neither parent is US born.

          • malthuss January 8, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            good point. one more fake afro american.

      • sterow January 8, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

        No, Trump’s lawyers lost cases on merit as well.

        • tahoe1780 January 8, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

          Please educate me by providing links. Thanks

          • sterow January 9, 2021 at 4:43 am #

            Here, for example. https://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/203371np.pdf

            That took 30 seconds.

            (And before you counter that the merits findings in that case are narrow – that’s because the Trump case put was narrow. In other words, there was so little put that there was little to respond to).

            But you show me your links. I’d be really interested, as I posted in another post here, to see you link to what you think is the most persuasive court filing pro-Trump lawyers have posted in support of election fraud.

          • sterow January 9, 2021 at 4:46 am #

            Oh wait, the more substantial post where I made that request is gone. LOL.

            Some truth hurting in the moderation. JHK how low you have sunk.

      • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

        “To my knowledge, all cases were dismissed on procedural issues, not merit.”

        I keep reading this but it’s just not so. Here’s just one judgment:

        Federal District Judge Brett H. Ludwig, a Trump nominee who took the bench in September, dismissed a lawsuit filed by the president that sought to throw out the election results in Wisconsin, calling the request “extraordinary.”

        “A sitting president who did not prevail in his bid for reelection has asked for federal court help in setting aside the popular vote based on disputed issues of election administration, issues he plainly could have raised before the vote occurred,” he wrote. “This Court has allowed plaintiff the chance to make his case and he has lost on the merits.

        Trump asked for the rule of law to be followed, Ludwig noted, adding: “It has been.”

        Aside from this fact, yes, there were many cases that were dismissed on standing (‘procedural issues’), but “STANDING” is the very first thing to be established. How can all these teams of super-lawyers keep getting that basic fact wrong? Hardly awe-inspiring.

    • Bytes January 8, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

      Damn, you are dumb.

    • Blackbird January 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

      Yes, thank you. Only statements approved by the coalition of DNC/BLM/Antifa should ever be allowed to see the light of day. Anyone making any contrary statements to be punished immediately and forever. Enough with the nonsense! We’ll tell you what to think!

      Oh, and this summer’s peaceful protests? As we all linked hands to sing Kumbaya… No blood on any one’s hands there!

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

      Sounds like a warm-up for a big repeal fo the First Amendment by you Lefty Tyrant Wannabees.

      That – isn’t – going – to – happen.

      So calm the fuck down. Entire books could be filled with stories of Leftist lies told on social media platforms, so your robe is not without stain.

  37. PeteAtomic January 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

    Thanks Jim. This is a very dangerous time in the country. The future of the economy which is heavily oil dependent, will affect how much instability will occur going forward. Our society is based on these complex, interdependent relationships of power groups & institutions. There is little faith in any institution. In fact, economic or political reform appears to be non existent on any serious level. Its largely all become theatrical. We have become a clownish, deranged society, run by a government which decides policy by make believe, and extremist ideologies that denies objective reality. It’s a scary time.

  38. akmofo January 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

    The DNC/RINO/Deep State/MSM criminal mafia is run by the CIA, a Vatican front. The Vatican via the Jesuits and their Secret Societies and Secret Agencies has centuries long agenda/program to reverse the Enlightenment movement and to return the world back to Roman feudal oligarchy. That’s what they’ve been doing and that is what is being done and what we are witnessing.

    Progressivism = Satanism = Anti-Bible = Antisemitism = Communism = Socialism = Fascism = Nazism = NWO = Globalism = Imperialist Feudal Oligarchy = Romanism = VATICAN

    It’s a simple equation. I laid it out to you before. But you refuse to see and understand it and seek the truth. You refuse to see recognize and understand your enemy, and that is why you will continue to fall victim to him.

    Many of you are familiar with “Sun Tzu” The Art of War. What you don’t know is that “Sun Tzu” never existed. The text was written by the Jesuits. That’s who you have business with. We all do.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

      In other words, the Chinese have no history whatsoever. They were just prawns waiting for the White Man to make them a pawn in their Anti-Semitic game.

      You value yourself a bit too highly. The Chinese and the Satanists are our main enemies now, not you. So relax or choose a side. You’re not in the middle anymore, except for Anglin whose schtick this is.

      • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

        The Chinese people have the same problem we all do. They are living under a foreign occupation of the Communist Party, spawned and sponsored by the Vatican/Jesuits. The ChiComs were given aid and comfort by General George Marshall, the U.S. Secretary of State, at the expense of the Chinese nationalist Chiang Kai-shek. Know your history, Vlad.

        • sophia January 8, 2021 at 11:12 pm #

          True, but Chiang was incompetent and greedy for money and power.

      • hardykiwi January 8, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

        This is what happens when the 5th estate becomes a cow with a million tits, each one a different flavor, room for everyone and their own infotainment echo chamber.

        Tucker, Hannity, Rush don’t really give a rats ass about anything but $$$$$$$$ and their bosses $$$. Rupert Murdoch’s channels in Asia serve up anti American news for the same reason, give the people something to scream at, it makes them forget their own failings…

      • thirdcoastlegend January 8, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

        The idea that the CCP, who currently control a nation of 1.4 billion and the world’s second largest economy, has no agency is completely laughable.

        • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

          I didn’t say that, and actually said the opposite. The CCP is just another Jesuit spawned and sponsored imperialist commie snake emanating from the Vatican Medusa head.

    • capt spaulding January 8, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

      You can certainly learn a lot from QAnon, akmofo. This is eye opening stuff. Also, Humpty Dumpty didn’t fall, he was pushed.

      • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

        Capt,

        I don’t follow QAnon, but I did know this already in 2016:

        No immediate prosecution and prison time for the Clinton/Obama Vatican/CIA gov mafia = Theater

        Was/is QAnon of the same opinion?

        Trump hired known Vatican/CFR/Trilaterals/Bilderberg/Skull&Bones agents, including his Chiefs of Staff. They all “betrayed” him and the people, as was perfectly expected. He knew who and what these people were, but he hired them anyway. Why?

        We are witnessing scripted theater, but at least Trump has provided us a glimpse of what’s behind the curtains, and how vast and deep and global the conspiracy truly is.

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

          And who was first to stab Great Caesar in the back? Your Netanyahu when he congratulated Biden for his victory.

          And who has bowed down to the Covidian Cult and enslaved his people? The same Netanyahu.

          • akmofo January 10, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

            Caesar, like most all ancient Romans, was a perverted mass murdering maniac bent on enslaving the entire world with his genocidal piracy. The more these Roman reptiles pass from these world, the better.

            It’s disgusting that you even mention Trump and Caesar in the same breath.

      • Night Owl January 8, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

        The Captain knows all about it. He was on to The Manchurian Candidate from the start!

    • malthuss January 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

      how many years were you absent from posting here?

    • malthuss January 8, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

      Progressivism = Satanism = Anti-Bible = Antisemitism = Communism = Socialism = Fascism = Nazism = NWO = Globalism = Imperialist Feudal Oligarchy = Romanism = VATICAN

      WHY DID NOT WE SEE IT SOONER?

      • akmofo January 9, 2021 at 8:50 am #

        Why? Because you were made emotionally blind by supreme Vatican propaganda that eliminates any truth from our sight. Many still are emotionally blind. They are emotionally incapable of seeking the truth and comprehending the obvious.

  39. scrooge January 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

    Looks like you guys lost. The coup attempt was a larp (Live Action Role Playing) once the capitol building was breached it was just a trophy hunt and selfie session. You don’t have the votes or enough committed warm bodies to hold any real on the ground perception of power.

    You have lost messaging. All the imagery from DC is pretty damning. You guys pissed on the symbolism. Most of the people that entered the capitol will be snagged up by the system and will be made an example of. This is not the same as burning down a Wendys or whatever they do in Portland.

    I guess it time for a new set of conspiracy theories. Stop the steal is done.

  40. bukowskisghost January 8, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

    Bupkes

  41. NoLongerHuman January 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

    Our Reality TV Star President should have seen this coming. He should have understood that the people descending on Washington were not coming to peacefully chant and hold signs. They were coming to vent their anger on an election process that had all the appearances of being fixed, fraudulent and downright an injustice.

    Were these crowds infiltrated by Antifa and paid actors that were cordially invited into the Capital by the Capital Police to commit destruction and take cherished selfies? He should have seen that coming too.

    Or did Trump read the script of the epic battle in the 9th episode of the series. The script where his adversaries McConnell, Schumer and Pelosi get to wax poetic on the threats to the heart of the republic, to the soul of our very democracy that they were tasked by the American public to protect.

    Talk about Blowback.

    • Yock January 8, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

      Trump just wanted to leave a parting gift to the deep state. The pictures of all of the politicos sprawled out on the capitol floor crapping their pants awaiting the will of the angry mob was priceless. Chris Hedges always said that this is really where we want our government officials; scared sh#tless. They finally had a dose of reality and got to see the end result of crushing the working class for the last 30 years and the inevitable end result.

    • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 12:45 am #

      Not 5D chess, then.

  42. Jigplate January 8, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

    Photos taken inside the capitol indicate that the White unarmed female Trump supporter who was shot, was killed by a black police officer. Do you think she’ll get five funerals and a gold coffin? Not likely. If she had been a black BLM rioter, you would be able to measure the height of the NYT headline in inches. On page one of today’s Wall Street Journal, there is an article “CEO’s fire rioters, condem violence” They seem to have been very quick in identifying participants. I don’t recall them expending much effort in ID’ing BLM and Antifa rioters last summer. I think this is part and parcel of JHK’s “Long emergency”. The comming civil war will be an ever deeper swirl around the bowl, before the final flush. More like Syria or Afganistan than Antietam or Gettysburg.

    • scrooge January 8, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

      blah blah blah what about this what about that. She was breaking into a restricted area protected by armed people. Did you folks not think someone was going to get shot?

      Good thing Trump passed enhanced laws to deal with rioters.

      • Jigplate January 8, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        Rioting is rioting. My comment concerned the massive differential in how both sides are treated. This has not gone un-noticed.

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

          What got lit on fire?
          What was destroyed down to the ground?
          When asked to leave did they stay for months and build barricades?
          The narrative is very different as is the response.
          Had Trump gatherings destroyed anything before?
          Nope in fact they tended to leave an area cleaner than when it started.

          Is the Trump movement funded by Soros did they drop pallets of bricks everywhere?
          Were they pepper spraying cops and security?
          Some people got swept up in the moment of the Antifa Psyop and will be dealt with.
          Those that do get brought to justice should get some serious community service along with the Felony they will be getting.
          Are these people also going to get bailed out by celebrities…nope.
          Is there a fund set aside by Open society for legal fees…Nope.

          Stop crying about BLM and antifa as both movements are well funded and not out for the best interest of Americans or America.

        • freetrapper January 9, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

          Indeed the sides are treated unequally. How many people would have been shot if this had been an overwhelmingly black crowd? Would any of them have made it into the building?

          I am a sceptic of some of what’s behind BLM, but on the other hand there is no doubt in my mind that if Babbitt were surrounded by black friends, she would have had a lot of company in death, and long before she tried to ape herself into the inner chamber.

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

      @Jigplate

      I agree with all of these observations. This is the part that gets me. The Left decided in 2016 that they are soooooo butt-hurt over Hillary’s loss that they would throw out the rules book and do whatever it takes, by fair means of foul, to obstruct, resist, and oust the Bad Orange Man and to suppress his supporters.

      As it turns out, this required mostly foul means, including setting up a two-tiered injustice system wherein Leftwing criminals are rarely arrested; always released on a no-cash bail; and never prosecuted. But let a Rightwing person so much as shoot the finger at a cop and he will be clapped in irons; dragged to the nearest prison; denied bail; and prosecuted in a kangaroo court and will be handed a long prison sentence.

      Well, people are not stupid. Do this enough times and they figure out that the game is rigged and that the government that they pay taxes to will no longer protect them unless they hold ideas that the government approved of.

      This is why the incident at the Capitol happened. When you shit on half the people like this, they eventually decide that some payback is in order. I’m not saying I want to see such chaos, but I understand what has driven people to such desperate actions.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

        Yes. Conservative and normal Whites are held to a standard of inhuman moral perfection, while everyone is held to a vastly lower standard or none at all.

    • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

      I’ve watched several videos of the shooting. Coming up the stairs behind the victim were about 5 police with guns raised. The shooter’s angle let him see two people trying to charge up and over a broken window and a bunch of raised weapons but not who was holding them. He must have concluded that heavily armed rioters were coming in. It was an accident.

  43. Redneck Liberal January 8, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

    I found this interview with an ex-WH aide (comms director for VP Pence) refreshing – she does not denounce Trump in any way, but has a level-headed view on ‘the steal’ story.

    https://youtu.be/9Kim_E3z-fk

  44. 4014HAMPHEDGE January 8, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    Somewhere in the fog above, we saw purported connection “The Society Of Jesuits” with “Sun Tzu” a Chinese General circa AD 540.

    Ignatius de Loyola founded the Jesuits Society circa mid 1500’s AD.

    Can the esteemed Web Master determine there is actually a 1000 year separation between the Chinese Philosopher and the Renaissance era movement? Along with interested seekers of wisdom hereabouts.

    This matter seemed enough to move me off my usual Famine Hedge/branch railway rant… See the maps

    • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      Isn’t Wikipedia wonderful. We don’t need to guess what the enemy is thinking and what he wants us to believe. It’s right there in black and white. Thank you for making my point.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

        Go to a bookstore and just peruse the introductions to various editions of Sun Tzu. He lived long ago. And to further douse your silly flame, there is a VAST commentarial tradition on SunTzu’s Art of War. Are all of them Jesuits too? Some of them were famous generals whom we know a lot about and not just obscure scholars or Taoist (Sun Tzu is claimed by the Taoists) hermits.

        While I’ve got you, check out “Unrestricted Warfare” on Amazon (or google it), the Chinese Plan to undermine the United States without firing a shot. Sun Tzu for the 21st century. Israel is down with the program – our bestest ally!

        I think you can download it if you’re interested.

        • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

          Communist China is very very bad news, and you know I said so many many times. Israelis are on same wavelength as I. We understand what China is and what it wants. We also know what Communism/Socialism/Nazism/Fascism is very well. We lived and suffered that horror more than most people on Earth. Israel is the America’s best friend and President Trump knows it, even if you don’t. We naturally abhor tyranny. Netanyahu congratulating Biden was a diplomatic necessity, nothing more than that.

          • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

            In other words, you now rescind your foolishness about Sun Tzu being a pen name for a Jesuit.

            He didn’t even wait a day or so. He was among the first. And you lead the world in vaccination! My condolences. Of all the posters, you saw it the clearest.

            He has bowed to the Satanists. Not the Vatican, but they now control that as well so it can get confusing to one who never liked Catholics to begin with.

          • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

            Yes, Vlad, I understood from day one that the ChiCom/CIA virus was a ploy to destroy small family businesses and take over their market share by globalist mega corporations.

            Sun Tzu is the Black Pope. The Jesuits introduced Sun Tzu to the world. It is it is wholly their creation and their modus operandi.

            And no it’s not about Catholics, but about the Vatican. That rotten Satanic institution needs to pass from this world. Yesterday!

  45. getsome January 8, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    Akmofo: The Vatican a threat? If Soupy Sales we’re still with us and became pope, I’d DOUBLE my respect for the house of Pedo’s. Satan leading the charge? How old are you, to believe in sheer nonsense such as this? To ref the savanna ape’s opus, the Bible, immediately obviates reading beyond that. Re Sun Tzu; the consensus is The Art of War is a composite of several Chinese tacticians works.
    There were TOO many little Chinese boys for the jesuits to actually do anything beyond boinking. Please continue to post, as I missed my ab workout and your infantile posts cause my abs to get a really hard workout just sitting reading your tripe.

    • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

      There are 330 million Americans, and yet the Satanists have you under their thumb. In Europe the population number is even greater, and yet the same holds true. In Soviet Russia, the same story. Why would China be different?

      As I said, you are fighting blind. You refuse to see recognize and understand your enemy, and that is why you will continue to fall victim to him.

      • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

        Welcome back akmofo.

        Good to hear from you once again my friend.

        Brh

        • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

          Thank you, Brh.

          My condolences on the election loss. The US and the world is a much more dangerous and deadly place today. The Commies are not even pretending anymore. But at least some of the masks are coming off and we know who is who and who is what.

          • Night Owl January 8, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

            Not for long. The Dark Winter is just beginning.

            So many prepared phrases, for so many types of fraud.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

        What is your issue? China and the Satanists are allied. Chinese Flu and the WHO!

        • akmofo January 8, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

          No, not allies, they are one and the same. The Satanists and the Commies are one and the same! They always were the same. As I said a million times, it’s just different marketing. They are all snakes of the same medusa.

  46. BeetleJuice99 January 8, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

    I am no longer impressed that Nicholas Cage stole the Declaration of Independence….

  47. BeetleJuice99 January 8, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

    But even Nicholas did not leave shit smeared walls…

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

      Well that’s the Antifa for sure – your bois or gender non-determinates.

  48. Landro January 8, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh wow! I got locked out on my original account – probably for fomenting too much TRUTH. Shame Kunstler for being such a hypocrytic.

    • Redneck Liberal January 8, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

      Which account was that, Landro?

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

      Landro Calrissi?

      • Landro January 8, 2021 at 8:52 pm #

        I believe that’s Lando chump! Landro is just original Louisiana French for Lion like Yohannon is for red-headed chump and Redneck Liberal is for OxyMORON.

        • Redneck Liberal January 10, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

          Nice zinger.

          The handle is borrowed from a (now sadly deceased) writer for whom I have a great deal of respect, one Joe Bageant. He was raised in northern Virginia (Winchester) in a large clan of Pentecostal Christian types but escaped in his late teens. So, while he got a long and deep education (rendering him a despised ‘liberal’), he remained a ‘redneck’ in all other respects.

          If you’d like to read some truly eloquent writing on modern politics (that certainly rivals JHK at his best) then try this opening para:

          Drink, Pray, Fight, Fuck
          January 26, 2005- How the Scots Irish Screwed Up America

          By Joe Bageant

          You may not meet them among your circle of friends, but there are millions of Americans who fiercely believe we should nuke North Korea and Iran, seize the Middle East’s oil, and replace the U.S. Constitution with the Christian Bible. They believe the United States will conquer the entire world and convert it to our notions of democracy and fundamentalist Christian religion. And that will happen says my Christian neo-conservative friend Dave Henderson, “when we elect a man with the balls to use our nukes.” You may not believe me, and if you don’t I cannot blame you for never having been exposed to such folks. Only an idiot or a masochistic observer of the American scene would subject himself or herself to these Americans. I like to think I am the latter, but the jury is still out.

          https://www.joebageant.org/2005/01/26/drink_pray_figh/

  49. Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

    Like everyone else here, I’ve been digesting all that has transpired in this past week and reflecting on the past 4 years, and I am left deeply depressed by my conclusions which are as follows:

    1) Both of our political parties are morally bankrupt and don’t give a damn about this country or the people who inhabit it. Almost without exception, the people who populate the elected offices of our state and federal governments are narcissistic scum who care only about themselves and everyone knows it.

    2) The United States government is financially bankrupt. It is only a matter of time before all of the Ponzi schemes of Wall Street, the Fed, and the BitCoin shysters collapse, leaving all of us to scramble for meager resources in the smoking ruins of the economy that will remain. The Dollar, of course, is doomed. Hyperinflation is just a matter of time and the savings of everyone will be destroyed unless you have had the foresight to stash away a little gold an silver buried in your backyard.

    3) This country is already in a de facto “civil war.” The origins can be traced all the way back to 1865 when the last one ended, but the current conflict really got underway in a serious way after Trump won the election of 2016. That is when the Democrats, academia, Hollywood, Wall Street, the mainstream media, disgruntled RINOS, the Bush crime family, the Clinton crime family, the military-industrial complex, and pretty much everyone else who profits from the “established” corrupt system, decided to flush our Constitution down the commode and stop at nothing – and I mean nothing – to deny Trump and his nationalist/populist movement, the opportunity to drain the swamp and restore the political, social, and economic greatness that this country used to enjoy, once upon a time.

    4) There really are “Two America’s” with utterly irreconcilable worldviews and this new civil war will not end until one side is completely triumphant and the other is utterly crushed. Sorry, but there will be no Great Compromise nor a truce. It’s been “game on” now for 5 years and counting and things are getting worse by the minute.

    Just in the past week alone we have had Congressmen almost coming to blows on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives; an invasion of the Capitol Building by frustrated MAGA patriots fed up with the fraud, corruption, and lack of institutional response to correct any of it; and a planeload of people yelling and screaming at each other about the fraudulent election; etc., etc. Just GOOGLE, and you’ll find examples of this type of unprecedented unrest chronicled all over America.

    Things are rapidly getting worse with each passing day and each fresh new outrage simply escalates things further. It feels like events are beginning to spiral out of control during the “Dark Winter” of 2020-21. (Just as happened during the Secession Winter of 1860-61.

    I will stop here, as this post is already getting too long, but needless to say, 2021 is shaping up to be another sorrowful year.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

      Bravo for your Greek Clarity. They were heroes, each and every one of them. That’s OUR Narrative. The Left has been making war on us for years, ever increasing in intensity. There’s no denying it now but that doesn’t stop the normies from trying. Sean Hannity devoted the entire January 6th segment to badge sucking and capital security. Wtf? As if the Steal never happened. As if the Establishment aren’t the criminals. As if we’re supposed to play nice with the criminals.

  50. Roundball Shaman January 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

    “Who, exactly, invaded the Capitol building on Wednesday when that mass of Trump supporters swarmed up the hallowed hill?”

    You can be sure that all their checks are either on the way or already safely deposited in their bank accounts. There was nothing organic or unexpected about this staged performance. Everyone played their role perfectly. The Right People got all the optics They wanted. The Corporate Media all foamed with teleprompter-driven righteous outrage and indignation and finger-wagging at all those nasty “traitorous” people that “trashed” the “hallowed, sacred ground” of a place of routine governmental sacrilege and malfeasance. Sorry, drama queens. There is little that is sacred or holy about a place where everyone who works there is bought-and-paid for and very well compensated by the deep-pocketed money interests that routinely leave their money on our “representatives” beds. Sort of like common street walkers who preach to you about morals and ethics as they do their deed. Rings a bit hollow and comical.

    “For the moment all is fog and noise.”

    This sentence describes much more than the sorry state of American governmental affairs. This fully describes the entire age in which we are living. Everything is shrouded in fog. Misty. Murky. Dark. Most people are walking around in a fog with their face diapers wokely positioned to proclaim their status in good standing in the Covid Cult of Wokedom.

    We have many years of dense fog ahead of us. People and institutions stumbling around in the dark while proclaiming all is well and we’re all in this together. Well, regardless of how many times they sing this garbage from their same hymn book… all is NOT well and we are most certainly NOT all in “This” together.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

      Partial Truth there, but a terrible Cuck narrative. No thanks!
      But to incorporate: the people who smeared shit (if that happened) were Antifa. Our boys just acted silly and proud. I wonder who get Pelosi’s laptop? Our boys or yours?

  51. 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

    Villages get vanquished.
    Countries too.

    At least the villages typically have the benefit of marshaling against an intruding force.

    No so now. This country was consumed from within.

    Real need for grief counseling.

    This isn’t anything new.
    And you’re nobody special.
    The US is not exceptional.
    Oz’s curtain is in flames.

    Go speak with some refugees.
    Vietnamese. Venezuelans.
    Better yet, Cubans.

    Maybe the mystery to their conservatism will dissipate.

    If you can’t, or if you’re Janos and refuse, to speak with them, there is a little cigar documentary called ‘Hand Rolled’. When the Cuban families express their gratitude to the US of A, well… you can’t help but feel sorry for them again.

    Another government failed them.. and us

    • benr January 8, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

      My South African friend is inconsolable at the moment.

      He just keeps saying he has already lived through this shit and that there is no where else to go.

      • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

        Met many of them in SoCal.

        That’s a real jump from the pan of societal breakdown and into the fire

        • benr January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

          Yes I have met a few as well and to a man they have all been honest and hard working.

      • Wizard of the Saddle January 8, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        @benr

        My sympathies are with your South African friend. There is a lesson in all of this. Retreat to another country is a bad option. If the Left can dispossess you of one country, they can dispossess you of another. Running from country to country won’t work – especially if you are an American. We are pretty much to the Right of every other country on the planet. So if you hate our domestic Libtards, wait until you get a load of the ones running places like Australia, New Zealand, most Euro countries, etc.

        Like it or not, we are backed into a corner. Like Josey Wales once famously said, it’s time to get “mad dog mean.” The alternative is losing and possibly death.

        • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

          “Dying ain’t hard for men like you and me. It’s living that’s hard when all you’ve ever cared about has been butchered or raped”

          -J. Wales

    • Mad825 January 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

      My parents are Cuban exiles. I have seen this coming for years. I work with over-educated Democrats and they don’t get it. I’ve never understood how they don’t see that the modern democrat party is Marxist. They all deny it and think I’m crazy. They say I’m blinded by emotion. We (Cubans) know how they operate. Unfortunately, it seems they always win. This is religion to them. I’m emotionally drained and we have no place left to escape to.

      • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:05 pm #

        “This is religion to them”

        Precisely. A mental virus.
        There is no reasoning.
        As with religion, these zealots, for all their “science” talk do not deal in the currency of facts.
        They “believe”.
        They “hope”.
        Obama exploited that.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

      I’m alright with White Hispanics. Look at who gets the medals: a lot Spanish names. Ditto Special Forces. Then look at the pictures: Mostly White.

      Cuba “sent us” their best. And then later, their worse – for reals.

      • Mad825 January 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

        Castro referred to my parents generation as the “Disposable Middle Class” and yes, we’re white.

        • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

          The bourgeoisie are always the first to go.
          Looked down on by the aristocracy for aping their ways and despised by the working class for forgetting their roots.

          You can never win for losing.

  52. benr January 8, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

    Video is now out showing Capitol police unlocking the doors and stepping aside.
    Even audio of one saying he disagrees with the protest but respects the peoples right to do so.

    Talk about a setup.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

      Yup and of course others aren’t told and shoot people. Or not told just to keep the narrative as tight as possible. But it was done. No doubt about it.

  53. acorn January 8, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

    Its seems as though you are writing the prequel to your World Made by Hand series. Book five anyone? I can’t wait to read it when its done. This has all been a cute publicity and rebranding stunt by you JHK. Can I get a signed copy when it comes out? Untethered from reality though you have become you are still an interesting writer.

  54. benr January 8, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

    Alcohol needed.
    Vodka, limoncello and sprite.
    Vodka, triple sec (Cointreau)and sprite.

    • abbybwood January 8, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      It’s five o’clock somewhere.

      • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

        Who was that ditty written for?

        Some blue-collared schlub getting beat like a race horse by the boss he would like to disrespect, but can’t because of $, or won’t because of manners.

        The only people that recognize this group are country singers.
        Well, them and Skoal.

        But no political party.
        Their only voice is a canned Nashville twang.
        No wonder they overdose.

  55. acorn January 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

    Blue lives matter. Law and order matters. ‘M I Right y’all?

  56. 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

    “Did congress knowingly certify a fraudulent election?”

    Something precipitated the supposed planned objections by some Republicans.

    Something that would make more “disorder” and more strident opposition more distasteful.

    Hmmm

    That was convenient.

  57. Tate January 8, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

    James, I hope you’re right about our President’s intentions, & that the ‘Golden Golem of Greatness’ is up to the task, but I fear he has the golem’s feet of clay. To do what actually needs to be done is almost beyond comprehension. In any event, we’ll all know soon enough whether he takes action to prevent the Pretender’s ascension.

    This country has passed by stages over our lifetimes (we’re about the same age) from what could arguably be called a sober Republic into something else never before seen in history but which can only be described as monstrous. The old American republic cannot be restored because it depends on a virtuous & God-fearing people for its health. We cannot conjure up that old America from the motley, destructive, identity-obsessed mob of hysterical women, children, fools, imported rabble, scapegraces, scoundrels & defectives that now so profusely dot the landscape.

    The only thing for it is the hard, mailed fist of the despot. The tiger doesn’t change his stripes, so Trump will continue to be Trump, & if he momentarily dons the Tiger’s stripes, they will ill-suit him for long. He still has his dim bulb daughter & son-in-law whispering sweet idiocies in his ear. Revolutionary history occurs by stages & by the alchemy of one mental transformation at a time. But the more insulated each mind is, the slower the process. The last to understand the necessity of a sudden clean break with the past will be those most insulated from the fray, the protected classes that swarm the coastal enclaves & the imperial swamp. Among that class, those who do intuit the necessity will be ruthless opportunists for whom Trump will be the inchoate template.

    But this is just idle speculation on the future. For now, if Trump does take decisive action to stay in power, his next moves must condemn thousands, even tens of thousands, to stand in the docket. The first to answer — Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Harris, Schiff, Abrams, Comey, Brennan, the Clintons, Obama & others among not only the political element but also within the plutocratic ranks, & punditry classes too numerous to name — these first notorious few would have to become faint ghosts of memory before the last of the seditionists were truly purged.

    It just can’t happen, the nodes of resistance being too numerous, too resistant. Having overwhelmed all of its natural defenses over the seventy decades of Boomer hegemony, while mimicking by stages just enough of the signs of health to defuse suspicion, the American “body politic” is suffering the shock of a sudden diagnosis of stage IV metastatic cancer. Frankly, coming up on my expiration date, I’d just as soon sit back & continue to watch the madness gradually unfold far away from me instead of uncomfortably up close & personal. Only time will tell, but at least we’re at an inflection point in this great drama.

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

      Well done.

      You’re right, it just can’t happen. Trump has nothing left and will take no decisive action. If he did, the decisive action would be to have him jailed.

  58. Sean Coleman January 8, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

    Matthew Raphael Johnson mentioned this in his latest podcast:

    Start of quote

    May 2, 1967: Two dozen armed Negroes entered the state Capitol at noon today and 10 made their way to the back of the Assembly Chamber before they were disarmed and marched away by the state police.

    The Assembly was in session at the time and Speaker Pro Tem Carlos Bee ordered the men removed from the chamber.

    Outside the chamber, the police took away the weapons. The men argued they could carry the weapons as long as they were not concealed.

    Apparently the fact the weapons were not concealed was the reason the men were able to get as far as the Assembly Chamber before they were disarmed.

    After the state police questioned the men, they returned the weapons to them because the intruders had broken no law.

    Following their release by the state police, the men left the Capitol and rejoined some companions who remained outside during the incident. They then drove off.

    Four or five carloads of the Black Panther group later drove into a service station at 15th and L Streets. Several police officers took the demonstrators to the city jail.

    An officer said they had not been charged with any offense, but added: “We’re going to take them all down and check them all out and we’re going to check out all these weapons.”

    Outside of the police office … one man who identified himself as Bobby Seale of Oakland read a page-long statement of the Black Panther Party. It declared: “The Black Panther party for self-defense calls upon the American people in general and the black people in particular to take careful note of the racist California Legislature which is considering legislation aimed at keeping the black people disarmed and powerless at the very same time that racist police agencies throughout the country are intensifying the terror, brutality, murder and repression of black people.”

    He apparently was referring to a bill by Assemblyman Don Mulford, R-Piedmont, which forbids carrying a loaded weapon within an incorporated area.

    The Sacramento Bee file

    End of quote

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/history/article148667224.html

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

      The Deep State cop who shot Ashli Babbitt must be prosecuted. It’ll be tough to do since she wasn’t black.

      • Tate January 8, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

        Even tougher since he was.

        • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

          Didn’t know that, thanks. Makes you wonder.

      • Mostly Disagreeable January 8, 2021 at 4:22 pm #

        Watched several videos of the shooting and believe it was an accident. The shooter’s angle had him seeing someone charging the door and a bunch of guns held aloft. He could not see that the guns were held by the 5 or so cops who were right behind Babbitt, one of whom was at that moment pulling her off the door. He must have concluded that heavily armed rioters had arrived.

        • Tate January 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

          A very reasonable interpretation. Add to that that he was probably incompetent & that explains it.

          • Tate January 8, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

            Addendum: Except it wasn’t an “accident” but most definitely a miscalculation.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

        They didn’t want to do their due diligence in regards to the Steal. And they won’t want to do it here either. Maybe we’re going to have to convene military tribunals to sort this whole mess out.

        • abbybwood January 9, 2021 at 1:03 am #

          Some intrepid reporter is already prepping “his/her” (can I still say that?!) book on the 2020 election which will detail all the criminality of the steals/fraud showing Trump WOULD have won fair and square in a Constitutionally run election probably winning 370 electoral votes.

          The book will be kryptonite to the Simon Schusters of publishing but will be picked up by Trojan Horse or some outfit and it will be a bestseller. Not on Amazon or in The New York Times, but it will be an underground phenomenon just before the 2022 midterms.

          Just my little ol’ prediction.

          Title: “Trump Did Win (in a Landslide)” by Didwy, Cheatem and Howe.

          • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

            Josh Hawley is the last man standing in Congress. Everyone else caved. For that sin, Simon and Schuster is canceling his book about Censorship. Wow, they sure get to give themselves favorable contracts….

          • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 12:55 am #

            “Last man standing”?

            He was in the basement with everyone else. That’s ‘solidarity’, right?

  59. dbrize January 8, 2021 at 3:43 pm #

    Declan Leary who was out among them wrote on another site the money quote concerning the “riots”.

    “Their fury is aimed at a system they feel failed them—or worse, worked exactly as intended. Impeach Trump, indict rioters—that anger is not going away. What’s happening on the Capitol steps, with tens of thousands gathered, feels dangerously close to a legitimacy crisis.”

    And the MSM and cohorts know it and will do their best to bury it. They already are in the process.

    We have in general three avenues of thought: those who believe the Dems are less bad than the Pubs, those that believe the Pubs are less bad than the Dems and those that believe both parties are corrupted beyond repair.

    That both parties have willingly participated in the creation of systemic corruption and have neither the desire nor intent to change it. Those like JHK and Leary are correct; this isn’t the end of anything, hang on Sloopy.

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

      Did the system fail the Democrats? Hang on to what, another Kraken? Trump is down and they’re kicking the crap out of him.

      • dbrize January 8, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

        The legitimacy crisis concerns less Trump than the fact that the “people” are fed up with wars of choice, the national security state, the MIC, Wall Street corporate cronyism and a bought and paid for government apparatus.

        Trump exposed it, willingly or not. Competent or not. He was the right message, wrong person no doubt. But what he has unleashed will likely prosper more by the fact that he’s gone. Even some who despise Trump see the underlying, bipartisan corruptions in the Imperial City on the Potomac.

        This isn’t over by a long way.

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

          Exactly so. Civil Law took a huge hit when the Supreme Court failed as well. That was the last straw for many – after years of Trump being persecuted and months of illegal shut downs and protected rioting. Now they’re against “rioting”? Really? Who are the criminals again? Now we approach the impasse. The bottle neck.

        • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

          It was both ugly and beautiful, the unearthing, the revealing. Another Enlightenment. We saw the sordid and now we may be saved.

          We need the army, and we need the road.

  60. Tekapo January 8, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

    “Did congress knowingly certify a fraudulent election? That will be a tantalizing question in the days ahead.”

    It’s a good question, and I expect the answer is yes – sort of.

    Firstly, Congress doesn’t really certify the election – it counts the electoral envelopes that come in from the states. There were a couple of theatrical objections (Arizona, Pennsylvania), but more Republicans voted against them than for them.

    No objection in history has ever been successful – and that is as it should be – otherwise one party controlling both houses could simply overturn state electoral slates for the opposition it didn’t like.

    I don’t buy into the wilder theories that the presidential election was stolen by a masterful plan in 6-8 swing states, using sophisticated software tricks involving Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Rome.

    And nor were there thousands of fraudulent ballots injected into the system in the dead of night, when the software fix proved insufficient.

    I don’t believe these for main three reasons:

    1. Nobody has proven anything in a court
    2. The Democratic Party *any party) isn’t smart enough
    3. For months polls showed a significant Biden lead in these states

    If there was any compelling evidence, it really had to be paraded well before January 6 – indeed before December 14.

    Having said all that, I think there was – and remains – a very very strong political bias against Donald Trump … many people – even including a lot of Republicans and neutrals – desperately wanted him to lose the election, because they dislike him intensely as a human being, and wanted to see him finally face a loss.

    Something like that. Not political, but personal.

    So while there were no cases anywhere where officials and workers bent over backwards to save one extra vote for Trump, there were plenty of places where probable Biden votes were treated generously – checking of signatures, proper envelopes, and so on.

    Even the courts went along with it I feel. In a number of the 60 cases that barely got to first base, it was at least slightly possible that some of them could have been ruled the other way. But no-one was going to die in a ditch for Donald Trump.

    One should also add that Trump had one of the worst legal teams imaginable. It was like the Addams Family.

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

      ‘I don’t buy into the wilder theories that the presidential election was stolen by a masterful plan in 6-8 swing states, using sophisticated software tricks involving Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Rome.’

      Neither do I. What Republicans have to accept is that the Democratic tactics worked, they made Trump the bad guy for four years. When you add in his egotistical, maybe somewhat paranoid blunder on the virus, that was all they needed.

      Tax cuts most favorable for the rich. Lousy on the environment. Firing non sycophants. Tumult, turmoil, fog, angst. The Democrats built a wall, and shut him out good.

      • Tekapo January 8, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

        “Tax cuts most favorable for the rich. Lousy on the environment. Firing non sycophants. Tumult, turmoil, fog, angst.”

        He didn’t really need the Democrats to do much – a lot of self-inflicted stuff in there. As the wise man said, “The best way to stop shooting yourself in the foot is to stop pulling the trigger.”

      • MisterBimmler January 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        Trump quite probably was cheated electronically. As to courts laughing Trump out of the courts, what court in the nation is going to even look at evidence that belies the fiction that elections are or ever have been fair. Hayes-Tilden anyone? Nixon-JFK?

        Frank Zappa has a great line about ‘maintaining the fiction.’ That’s SOP in government. The courts mostly function to shield the establishment from the plebs, populist fervor left or right, and a place for the big boys to sue one another. (I say, let’s bring back dueling)

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

      Nobody has proven it in court – thus you reveal yourself as a knave. No court would hear it.

      The Democrats aren’t smart enough? But the people behind them are.

      The polls? That’s just more of the same corrupt system. Other more reputable polls found things much more even or for Trump. The same pollsters you cite had Trump losing by a landslide in 2016.

      Your grade is F.

      • Tekapo January 8, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

        “Your grade is F.”

        LOL. That would be F for frank and factual. And I win a dollar – I bet myself I would hear the three refrains that you list – they have been said a thousand times, but very few people are persuaded it seems.

        The courts gave Team Trump every chance to submit evidence, but mostly they got arm-waving coulda-shoulda-woulda assertions and wild claims. The law is tough – and the Addams Family were simply way out of their league.

        The master plots to steal the election would have required hundreds of willing participants – from low-level volunteers up to and including senior state Republican officials. It’s simply not plausible in my view.

        Other than just assert it, can you demonstrate how the pollsters were in the pocket of anti-Trump forces? That’s the trouble with such claims – very easy to say, but harder to back up.

        The average of polls is what matters – and none showed a Trump win for weeks and weeks prior to 3 November. Joe Biden in fact did not do quite as well as the polls predicted.

        Anyway – it’s all moot now – Biden is President. Will be interesting to watch to see whether Trump fades away and plays more golf. I expect the Capitol riots are a disaster for him really.

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:17 pm #

          They have those willing hands in hate filled ghetto Black poll workers and the Democratic hacks who direct them.

          Hundreds? Have you ever gone to rally? Have you ever heard of something called the internet? There are millions of people who hate Trump and would do anything to stop him if they got a chance. He’s Hitler. And when a Nazi comes to the door, do you tell the truth about Ann Frank hiding in the attic?

          He’s president in the same way a car thief owns the car he stole. He may even offer you a ride in your own car. Nice guy, right?

          Project Veritas and others have investigated this issue and have many interesting people on tape talking about stealing elections for generations.

        • Soul Forensics January 8, 2021 at 8:43 pm #

          “the three refrains that you list – they have been said a thousand times.” –Tekapo

          Yet you haven’t dealt with them, just like State legislators, the Supreme Court, the MSM, or (HAHA!) the DNC (quelle surprise!)

          “but very few people are persuaded it seems.” –Tekapo

          This is the logical fallacy of the appeal to the majority. I guess Galileo was wrong, too. Also, total nonsense. Almost half the total voters believed the fix was in, increasing to where it’s roughly now 50%. And this includes a left-wing poll validated by rabidly-left VOX.

          “mostly they got arm-waving coulda-shoulda-woulda assertions and wild claims.” –Tekapo

          This is just another empty assertion. If you don’t explore the evidence put forward, of course there’s no proof. Nice Catch-22 op the globalist machine has going.

          “The law is tough – and the Addams Family were simply way out of their league.” –Tekapo

          Name calling. More non sequiturs and empty content.

          “The master plots to steal the election would have required hundreds of willing participants – from low-level volunteers up to and including senior state Republican officials.” –Tekapo

          Wrong. It would’ve required THOUSANDS of willing participants, as it did. Also, others were just told to shut their mouths and stuff those suckers into the machine and tick boxes for the Hologram. We’ve already seen doxxing and intimidation and firings of those brave voting workers who came forward to reveal the steal, under affidavits. Scaring the shit out of people with the promise of permanent hounding and ostracization works. Who knew?

          “Other than just assert it, can you demonstrate how the pollsters were in the pocket of anti-Trump forces? That’s the trouble with such claims – very easy to say, but harder to back up..” –Tekapo

          “Where’s the evidence,” 23976.0.

          “The average of polls is what matters.”

          Almost all the polling companies are deeply in the pocket of the DNC. But to know that, you’d have to do some unbiased digging. Richard Baris would be a good place for you to start, although there’re a few other neutral pollsters as well.

          BTW, the average of anything is bullshit. Much more important, more foundational, is the authority of each source. I was gonna say to see my Galileo reference above again, but back then, modern science was in its infancy, and people, justifiably, believed their lyin’ eyes when saw the sun sailing across the sky. Numbers, data, the organizational links, the video, the illegal changing of rules both before (GA, & other States) and after (PA), and on and on.

          We’re not in the Dark Ages any longer, no matter the claims of a Dark Winter by CCP Joe.

          “Joe Biden in fact did not do quite as well as the polls predicted.” –Tekapo

          Finally we’re in agreement! Biden got trounced.

        • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 7:43 am #

          That F would be for FULL of shit.

  61. tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

    Yes, Trump lost and he probably lost 5-10 million votes because of his handling of the virus. Eight months of dizzying, uncaring nonchalance regarding a deadly virus, right before the most critical election in our history.

    Some minor fraud, and all other allegations just keep the blogs rolling. The Kung Flu killed Trump.

    It’s bright and sunny here, no fog. The Dems and the media and the covid captured the people. They wanted to live and be healthy.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

      Minor fraud? You ARE Mad! You wanted him to lose because of your covidist belief system. He is the Satan of your religion.

      • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

        Right, I wanted him to lose, that’s why I voted for him at least twice.

        Republicans must face the Reality of their defeat. Only by facing the truth can we ever hope to win again.

        • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

          Why did you vote for him again if you hated him this much? You must be a Satanist since he is the Satan of your Covidian Church.

          • tucsonspur January 9, 2021 at 12:21 am #

            You and the rest of Trump’s suicide squad gave us Harris Biden. Your shame is too great for claims of fraud to cover it.

        • sophia January 8, 2021 at 11:50 pm #

          I don’t believe you voted for him Tucson. You’re playing a strange game.

          • tucsonspur January 9, 2021 at 12:44 am #

            Yeah, it’s called telling the truth.

          • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 8:40 am #

            The game is “I’m the Secret King.”

            If only the President had listened to the Secret King.

          • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:34 pm #

            Good one!

  62. BeetleJuice99 January 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

    This blog is bustling with shrewd and insightful commentary for the first time in years.

    Good stuff.

    Keep the discussions flowing gents!

    • Redneck Liberal January 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

      Have you ever run a multi-page document through a modern photocopier and it’s jammed? The simplest thing to do is recollected the pages , check they’re squared away and run the whole batch again (particularly if scanning to a .pdf).

      • Redneck Liberal January 8, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

        (answer for the rube below)

  63. rube-i-con January 8, 2021 at 4:46 pm #

    trump ‘lost’ yet no one can explain the video of the woman putting the same batch of votes into the tallying machine 3-4 times

    tell us anti-trumpers, what was that?

    • capt spaulding January 8, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

      Maybe they just re-ran the video 3-4 times.

      • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 8:39 am #

        Tell us, my foily friend.

        We are waiting.

  64. Redneck Liberal January 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

    Equal treatment: plenty of posters have drawn a comparative line between summer’s left-wing protests & riots and the events of Wednesday. We’re the Trumpians treated differently because they weren’t black/brown & ‘left’? Apparently, yes.

    ’ The disparity in treatment of yesterday’s rioters and Black Lives Matter protesters reflects the reality that authorities treat protesters differently according to their perceived political identification. FiveThirtyEight’s Maggie Koerth interviewed Roudabeh Kishi, whose research team tracked police violence in the U.S. from May 1 to November 28, 2020, and Koerth writes that authorities were “more than twice as likely to attempt to break up and disperse a left-wing protest than a right-wing one.” When they did intervene, they used force 51% of the time for the left and only 34% of the time for the right.

    Arizona State University Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ed Maguire told Koerth: “I think protesters on the right, because they view the police as in their corner, they feel a sense of tacit permission.”

    Heather Cox Richardson

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

      Giving us a taste of what the next four years will be like, Biden has already played his Ace of race card:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-racial-inequity-capitol-mob/2021/01/07/07d5961e-5112-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html

      Squinty eyed evil for Black Live Maggots.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

      Equal treatment of unequal people is Tyranny. Hundred of thousands of Blacks would not have been peaceful and would have torn the Capital apart.

      It’s such a big meme now that it’s going to happen if just to prove their case. They’re going to have to shoot Blacks now or let them in to destroy the Capital. Thanks Leftists!

      Heather Cox Richardson? Have you no shame?

      • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 1:01 am #

        Yeah, she’d think the same about you, if she was to ever FIND you on this obscure blog, Janos.

  65. edpell January 8, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

    Who was Trump’s power base that got him elected? Where did they evaporate to?

    • Night Owl January 8, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

      Voter fraud by the Uniparty.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

      The machines can actually change votes from one candidate to another. They may have lost Trump votes, etc. Many forms of cheating exist and many were used. A huge tangle and that can never be untangled. By design.

      And remember, the 2016 vote was close. We don’t claim that it wasn’t, and won’t unless evidence comes to light.

      • Tekapo January 8, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

        Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by the same margin as Joe Biden won it this time. Why was it possible for Clinton to concede quickly and with honour, while Donald Trump still refuses to do so?

        I don’t have a strong partisan view at all – what concerns me is that in a democracy you have to accept that you lose some and you win some, and it only operates if all stakeholders follow the rules and traditions.

        Personally I think this election was close only because – let’s face it – Joe Biden was a very ordinary candidate. He might well prove to be a very good president, but he certainly didn’t set the electorate on fire during the campaign.

        But he did enough to flip back the Midwest states that Clinton “unexpectedly” lost, and also jagged Georgia and Arizona. And Donald Trump did a lot to alienate the centre 10-20%.

        In my view he spent far too much time and energy just preaching to the choir, and not enough broadening his appeal.

        But I concede that if you firmly believe Trump’s months-long claim that he could only lose the election if it was rigged against him, rather than the election being a referendum on his first term, then there is no reasonable basis for discussion.

        • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 8:38 am #

          He has not conceded due to massive vote fraud.

          Does David pay you minimum wage? Honest question.

        • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

          Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by the same margin as Joe Biden won it this time. Why was it possible for Clinton to concede quickly and with honour, while Donald Trump still refuses to do so? This statement proves that there is no reasonable basis for discussion with the likes of you. There is such overwhelming evidence of election fraud , that for you or anyone else to deny ascertains either your total dishonesty or utter stupidity. maybe both.

  66. Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

    So that’s why no Court would even look at the evidence? Thousands of pages of it? Because there’s nothing there? Al contraire, they know that there is even if you don’t. That’s why they wouldn’t look.

    Not looking is simply not how honest people operate. Their duty IS to look. Surely 70 million people demanding it and the future of America would be reason enough not to wave it aside with technicalities? You’re very easily duped….

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

      Bastards, they’re all crooked, let’s you and I storm the Capitol or the WH after the inauguration. Before? Your bravery will demand that you go first. Do it for Trump. Remember, he loves you so much.

    • capt spaulding January 8, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

      Trump lost. I don’t like people who lose. I like people who win.

      • benr January 9, 2021 at 10:15 am #

        We often learn more from failures than wins.

        • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

          What we learned from this election fiasco is that America is dead, It is proven beyond any shadow of any doubt that your vote is worthless. The repercussions from this will be horrendous. Anything goes and nothing matters. I and many others will not bow down and obey unjust rulings and rulers. The ones who started this shit WILL live to regret it.

      • capt spaulding January 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

        I was paraphrasing Trump. ” McCain was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

  67. tom clark January 8, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

    Jimbo…you need to throw in the towel, pack it in and move south to a solidly red state like Texas (avoid the Austin area, however). Your 70+ year-old bones will be the better for it, you can garden year round, and you’ll be around folks who need to learn how to read and write.

    That’s one reason I’ve stuck with you over the years. I don’t give a shit what you say…you always teach me how to be a better reader and writer. Here’s to 5 words I hope I never see again in 2021: resilience, pivot, uptick, pandemic, Trumpism.

    Miss ya, Kim.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

      I can appreciate this take.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

      Not the throw in the towel part, but the rest.

  68. tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

    The Senate race in Georgia by all accounts was not fraudulent. It proved that the Dems captured the people, like it or not. We must rise with reality, not sink with the sludge of suspicions.

    • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

      what did abrams sister rule on again?

      • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        ‘A judge in Georgia ruled on Monday that two of the state’s counties cannot invalidate voting registrations based on unverified change of address data.

        “Defendants are enjoined from removing any challenged voters in Ben Hill and Muscogee Counties from the registration lists on the basis of National Change of Address data,” U.S. District Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner wrote in an order, according to Reuters.

        Abrams Gardner is the sister of former Democratic candidate for governor and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.

        The two counties had sought to purge thousands of voters from the rolls based on what local election officials called unreliable change of address data. The vast majority of them included 4,000 in Muscogee County, which President-elect Joe Biden won by a large amount in November, and another 150 in Ben Hill County.’

        • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:23 pm #

          Yes, that’s right. a vote doesn’t mean
          a
          thing

        • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

          I have personal knowledge of the situation in Ben Hill county. Of people who move there in the months preceding the election who are now gone. Packed up and left their rentals immediately after the election. I’m sure it happened elsewhere around the state. everyone’s mind is made up about what happened with election fraud.
          Things will now start to go downhill, maybe slowly at first, or maybe quite fast. There is no going back.

    • BeetleJuice99 January 8, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

      To be fair, Trump’s actions cost the Republicans the run-off races in Georgia.

      They were both all but a cake-walk for the Republicans in November.

      Trump’s selfish, spiteful and unhinged behaviour since the election lost the Senate for the Republicans.

      • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

        MORE election fraud cost the Republicans the runoff races.

    • Soul Forensics January 8, 2021 at 8:48 pm #

      “by all accounts” –tusconspur

      • tucsonspur January 9, 2021 at 12:27 am #

        Yeah, I know. But the meat is still on the bone.

  69. PeteAtomic January 8, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

    The resurgence of the Democrats puts the lid on the troubles in black America for at least another four years. Performing non contractual lip service to black voters when out of power, and then largely ignoring them when they are in power, is something the Democrats do best.
    Which is tragic. But the Democrats serve multinational corporations and the deep State, and those forces have zero relationships with blacks, other then foot soldiers in the army, or working in fast food restaurants.

  70. 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/01/08/origins-of-americas-secret-police/

    Men are but the automata of Providence, and [Providenae] uses the demagogue, the fanatic, and the knave . .. as its tools and instruments to effect that of which they do not dream, and which they imagine themselves commissioned to prevent …”

  71. Billingsgate January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

    Hells yeah, James. Great piece!

  72. Pucker January 8, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

    George Washington abhorred alcohol, but he eventually recognized its usefulness for soldier recruitment and retention. I think that Prostitution had the same effect? George Washington had a big problem with controlling his soldiers in Manhattan because of the availability of prostitutes in Harlem.

    Napoleon calculated his military campaigns according to pints of brandy for his soldiers.

    The US Civil War was fueled by whiskey. I think that Alexander the Great used to keep his Macedonian redneck troops amply plied with strong wine to bolster their courage?

    Trump should have had kegs of whiskey available to the protesters?

    • Pucker January 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm #

      What would have gone down in the Capitol Building if the Deplorables had been drunk out of their minds on Jim Beam and Wild Turkey?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 7:56 pm #

      Err. That surely would’ve…calmed things…down?

    • tucsonspur January 8, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

      Did U.S. Grant find courage in a bottle? Trump said he ‘drank a little too much’.

      Remember Grant, Babcock and the Whiskey Ring?

  73. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

    From Twitter:

    “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

    “However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.”

    That is the most ridiculous shit I’ve heard in a long time. We are supposed to be dumb enough to believe there is any veracity to that statement…

    Yet half of the country does.

    Twitter can eat a bag.

    This is embarrassing…for Twitter. There is no moral high ground here for the proverbial left. It’s just playskool logic.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

      “our public interest framework…”

      Yes, that is surely exactly what it is. And clearly justifiable using the simplest logic, too!

      Children in charge,

  74. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:06 pm #

    kiwi – “Foxnews, Am radio, fear monger du jour, they provide what sells, something to scream at, something to distract you from your life.”

    And this concept is different *in any way*…how? From the bs we all have witnessed for several years from the “recently eternally justified woke”? From the riots? From the shameless looting? From the besieging of random residential neighborhoods in peaceful cities with dumpsters rolled in, mattressed placed in and then lit on fire, pushed next to hundred-year-old trees with families wondering wtf they did wrong 40 ft away with their kids in bed?

    Hypocrisy may be the new religion.

    • hardykiwi January 8, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

      Wokeness and Identity politics are a great load of bullshit, rioting burning and looting bad not good, but somehow not enough for me to go running into the arms of Monsieur Trump. If there’s one thing I learned from being a state delegate for Ron Paul in 2008, Presidential politics is a waste of time. Better to work on local issues where you might actually affect change.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

        Hardly kiwi. Oh wait – you have a new name, hardlykiwi.

        Still working that Ron Paul schtick? Well you foks do have a sense of humor. During the Spanish Revolution, you all used to execute priests and nuns, bury them, and then dig them a few weeks later, displaying them with obscene signs.

  75. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

    And everyone is lining up to be the new Deity.

    Progressive, fair and equitable, eh…to borrow from the Brits – bugger, bollocks and balls.

    • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:38 pm #

      They can project Holobiden anywhere. You’ll open your eyes and he’ll be in bed with you in the morning. Wait until he starts talking.

      They can make anyone say anything now if they have your image. Primitive people didn’t want their pictures being taken. How wise was that?

  76. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

    “it’s a convenient get-out to write a bunch of stuff that isn’t true then claim to be simply reporting what he’d heard.”

    Rather similar to watching Rachel Maddow.

    • Mike Roberts January 10, 2021 at 12:23 am #

      Well, I’m sure JHK heard a lot of stuff about the riots but what did he write in his blog? Only stuff he heard that he’d like to believe is true. I’m sure he also heard that Ashli Babbit, a Trump supporter, was at the front of the crowd trying to climb through a broken window and got shot. Perhaps JHK could comment on the likelihood that that is true? However, he blogs as if unverified rumours are true when most are highly unlikely to be true, as of the chance of Trump’s actually winning the election.

      Though not eligible to vote in 2016, I was quite glad that Trump got in (the alternative seemed to be pretty bad) and at least I thought that the following 4 years would be interesting. I didn’t realise, at the time, that Trump was a serial liar (though his promise to build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it seemed far fetched) and that he was at least as corrupt as most politicians. I’m glad he will be gone in, at most, 10 days, even though Biden will almost certainly prove fairly ineffective but probably less dangerous.

  77. MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

    JHK – this is pretty ugly. Maybe Monday would be a good time to hear about a fine ice fishing outing over the weekend and give some of the new hearty forum stock no reason to comment. Just a thought. Break time!

    • Soul Forensics January 8, 2021 at 8:56 pm #

      I disagree, Mango. They (the Deep State agents) are just following the Alinsky playbook. Ridicule, defame, pile on, and never let up. Their goal is to silence their opponent(s). By “taking a break”, it just encourages them that their tactics work.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 9, 2021 at 8:42 am #

        Can’t argue with you there. I was just amazed at the flood of ridiculous comments last night.

  78. Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

    https://mobile.twitter.com/christina_bobb/status/1347596278583197698

    Video of Capital Police letting protestors in.

    • stelmosfire January 9, 2021 at 7:50 am #

      Vlad, I just posted a similar video below before I saw yours. Thing is it is a different doorway so the capital police definitely opened more than one doorway. Very, very strange indeed.

  79. Pucker January 8, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

    My Theory is that Trump is just another politician grifter emotionally pumping up the desperate suckers in order to fleece them, but who knows?

    Trump used to be in the casino business. He had a casino in Atlantic City called the “Taj Mahal”. The casino business model is based on getting gamblers addicted and then getting the gambler to “Double Down” until he/she loses everything. Very sick…. So, Trump may run again in 2024, which will make the Oligarchs ecstatic?

    All that the white working class has is their religion and patriotism, so they’ll “Double Down”. It’s very sad and tragic. They shot that girl in cold blood.

    • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

      I’m white working class and have neither religiosity or patriotism. I have a good sense of honesty and fair play. When that fails, as it has, all bets are off.

  80. Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

    https://dailystormer.su/donald-trump-issues-coward-statement-condemns-capitol-patriots-surrenders-to-democrats/

    Democrats are saying it’s not enough. No doubt they’d rather see him take out a revolver and kill himself on air.

    We’re all Fremen now. Long live the Fighters of Arrakis!

    • Tate January 8, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

      Most prudent Trump voters learned a long time ago that a vote was all that he should get, & no more. I actually sent him a few shekels in 2016. Then after his first six months when the RNC came hat-in-hand (posing as Trump) for more bucks, I said sorry, no dice.

      • Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 9:16 pm #

        I have never been subjected to such an all out campaign of beggary as from the Trump Organization. I tried to get away – no dice! It seems to be slowing down now.

        What can I say? Only a Carny could have fought these Carnies. But only a General Flynn can bring us home.

  81. akmofo January 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

    Boycott Apple

    https://www.facebook.com/dan.bongino/videos/402155051011636/

    • akmofo January 9, 2021 at 8:32 am #

      Update:

      So now both Apple and Google deplatformed the conservative free speech app Parler. So conservatives will not only be banned from Twitter YouTube FaceBook, any alternative will also be eliminated.

      Remember that next time to deal with a Commie troll. Remember this violence they visited on us, and remember to pay them back in kind. Eliminate them from your life, because that’s their plan for you.

      The numbers are on our side and we need to use those numbers to start a campaign to economically bankrupt these Commie fsckers, starting with Apple Google Facebook Nike and anybody else that does any business with China.

      • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 1:11 am #

        Clutching your pearls just a bit, aren’t you? There’s absolutely nothing to stop Parler posting its app on its own website. FFS. Cry me a river!

      • MiddlePeninsula January 11, 2021 at 8:07 am #

        Yes, why don’t conservatives boycott Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn…etc. I don’t patronize Gilette or Ben and Jerry’s . I am working on getting rid of Amazon. You will never find me watching CNN or FOX. What a steaming load of bullcrap that is.

  82. Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 9:29 pm #

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2021/01/08/the-technical-term-for-lindsey-graham-is-jackass-and-his-official-title-is-sobbing-mensroom-loiterer/

    Lindsey was met by his constituents in the airport, he ignored them as they asked for comment. Maybe it was the cries of “traitor” that put him in a bad mood?

    Vintage Barnhardt.

    • 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:19 pm #

      Ole closet-case turned on Trump at his moment of opportunity.
      With ole dent-head, cancer-face, bomb everyone, crash my dad’s fighter jets MCCain dead he had no chums.

      He turned to Trump to save his seat.
      Then he turned on him to save his seat.

      He isn’t fooling anyone.
      About anything. Come out Lindsey.
      Tell us who you really are.

  83. Yohannon January 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGhiW3qQvQ

    Here’s where we are. We must ride the Mad Puck Goat. Remember there’s a world of different between foolish pride and proud foolishness. Know the difference and know what January 6th was. They’re trying to reverse the charges. Don’t fall for it.

    • Lawrence Mint January 9, 2021 at 12:28 am #

      Reverse the charges is a prescient thought. Now that Trump’s war chest has been fattened up by his legal fund grift, the families of the people who died at the capital will hire some good lawyers and go for the gold. Since Mike Pence (Trump world’s newly designated traitor) will no longer be interested in pardoning him, and apparently he can’t pardon himself, he is a sitting duck for massive liability lawsuits. I actually expect him to try to move the money overseas as quickly as possible and taking a flight out pretty soon. It’s over except for dividing up the spoils.

      • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

        You are a veritable mint of malice, Larry.

    • malthuss January 9, 2021 at 6:04 am #

      Did you know that Tota Puri lived on until about 1960?

      • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

        Ramakrishna’s Advaita Guru? Extraordinary if he’s the one I’m thinking of.

        • malthuss January 9, 2021 at 9:26 pm #

          I read this in an Adi Da book, then is a coffee table book called ‘Puri’–he lived alone on the beach.

          theres much information and photos online.
          I forget his formal name–digamba?

  84. 100th Avatar January 8, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

    Think
    People

    Pelosi and many others calling for impeachment.
    Why?
    1 week before an “orderly transition”

    What are the Trump cards now?

    Clemency
    Assange
    Snowden

    Trump has the flamethrower and he’s not afraid to turn it around
    They know this

    • Tekapo January 9, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

      Why are Assange and Snowden Trump cards? President Biden could pardon them on 21 January if he so wished.

    • Redneck Liberal January 11, 2021 at 1:13 am #

      He’d probably set himself alight. Again.

  85. Mike Roberts January 8, 2021 at 11:55 pm #

    Hmm, I posted a comment a few hours ago and I saw it on here. But now it’s gone. I guess Twitter and Facebook are not the only platforms where free speech is not allowed.

    • Clare January 9, 2021 at 1:02 am #

      I’m 67 and have voted in every election in New Zealand. I despaired every time neoliberal, make- the- rich, richer, politicians won. They kept winning because of gerrymandering and a first past the post election system. They brought untold misery to working people while they cheated. But, I swallowed hard and waited, and eventually we were able to vote for a fairer electoral system called MMP. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_system_of_New_Zealand.
      The point I am making is, don’t despair, get involved and vote. And yes I realise New Zealand has a different history to the US, so what? Can’t we learn from history, from each other?
      Anyway, I’m not a gifted writer or debater, I’ve read this blog for a while, but I just want people to live, in peace, and I feel for you.

      • Mike Roberts January 9, 2021 at 4:13 am #

        Yes, one would like to think that other countries could learn from those with better electoral systems. Even the US constitution is not written in stone (it has 27 amendments) so there could be changes to the electoral system. However, the presidential election is not strictly party based so I don’t yet see how proportional representation can play a part unless it is to elect officers of government. Certainly, congress could move to proportional representation but perhaps the first change could be to figure out a system where each person’s vote has exactly the same weight in elections, no matter where they live in the US.

  86. JohnAZ January 9, 2021 at 12:19 am #

    TS

    You say own up to what happened or the GOP will never win again.

    Pardner, it is too late. The GOP is toast. A legitimate third party better show up based on Trump’s populism or the Deep State will be controlled by one party. Once a traitor, always a traitor, and the GOP is full of them. Now, we care seeing the cowardice of another large group of GOPers.

    You are about to witness the takeover of a country.

    Twitter et al taking over public communication.

    CNN trying to destroy Fox. Actually Fox has done a pretty good job of destroying itself.

    The Dem old guard in DC trying to put the finishing touches on Trump. This one is so obvious to me. They are sending a message to the American people, do not ever vote against us again. The GOP are joining in, the Deep State is one party now. If you send us another interloper like Trump, we will destroy him/her too. We are the power now.

    Half of this country cannot stand the other half. Biden is a phony. He says he wants to have unity, then gives totally divisive speeches. The GOP traitors back him up.

    Uniparty forever.

    Hail Amerika.

    Oh wait, what are those pesky 73 million folks gonna do?

    • tucsonspur January 9, 2021 at 12:40 am #

      As to your last question, eat shit, to put it bluntly. You are absolutely right.

      Patriots go into the Capitol for this man and he sells them out. I was angry that Pelosi et al were calling for his impeachment, kicking him while he was down. Now I don’t give a damn. Good riddance. I voted for the dumb fuck and gave him money and what did he give me? Harris-Biden.

      BTW, Harris will be president within a couple of years.

      • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 8:34 am #

        Inversion worthy of CNN.

        Tuscon the gamma.

        • benr January 9, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

          How can one not feel a little betrayed?
          I understand the sentiment all to well.

          On a side note it was one man who did not know all the dirty tricks and a bunch of lying fucks that back stabbed him at every turn.
          I believe Trump really wanted to effect reasonable and common sense changes.
          The one other thing of serious note he did was to make it far easier to get rid of dead weight lackluster Government workers.
          Now if we could but apply that same law onto Congress and the senate.

          I would be willing to roll the dice at this point and Fire them all.
          Start completely fresh with reasonable checks on voter ID and registration ensuring one vote per registered and confirmed citizen voter.
          The other factor in this is not allowing the dismissal of other registered political parties on the ballot like communist California.
          The outcome of such a reroll would be radically different I promise.

          • Night Owl January 9, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

            I don’t feel betrayed. I saw a president have an election stolen from him, and the system use every fiber of its power to shut down any attempt to investigate what happened.

            Blaming the victim is for secret kings and narcissists.

    • Lawrence Mint January 9, 2021 at 12:43 am #

      Well, those pesky 73 people will drift off into their own special interests. Evangelicals and Catholics have the supreme court of their dreams, and the Catholic Church is actually very socialist and environmentally conscious. Educated conservatives in the north got their tax cuts and were not exactly thrilled to see a confederate flag paraded through the capital in the MAGA riot. So, that pretty much narrows the core of the Trump Republican party to the Deplorables. Not a strong basis for a viable political party. If you pay attention to Wall Street, you will notice that they have shrugged off Trump’s tantrum this week. Lisa Murkowski probably best represents the future of the Reformed Republican party. I think there will be a place for a fiscally conservative party, and I hope there will be one, but many of the 73 Million are going to be doing a lot of soul-searching over the next couple of years.

      • tucsonspur January 9, 2021 at 1:06 am #

        How long does that Court last?

        She’s not Sarah Palin, so that’s a plus. Has she mentioned anything about the Dems tearing at our Democracy?

        Fiscally conservative, does that mean not letting the debt go above 40-50 trillion?

      • SoftStarLight January 9, 2021 at 5:08 am #

        Lisa Murkowski supports sending billions of dollars to foreign countries, shipping American jobs and manufacturing to foreign countries, and among other things she supports increasing immigration, the funding of sanctuary cities, and the destruction of pristine wildlife habitat for short term profits. Not to mention she is a backstabber and endorses electoral fraud and censorship of political dissent. She is the epitome of everything that is reprehensible in the GOP.

      • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

        Those fake Catholics that Trump picked sold us out and their Faith as well. Of course the Fake Church loves it and them – now. They hated them before because Trump picked them.

    • elysianfield January 9, 2021 at 11:26 am #

      “Oh wait, what are those pesky 73 million folks gonna do?”

      John,
      Who is to say that there will be that many alive when the dust clears?

    • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

      Personally, I hope the GOP never does win again. I voted for Perdue and Loeffler in the Georgia runoff only to keep the dims from controlling the senate. It was the last GOP vote that I will ever cast. As it stands now, it may be the LAST vote that I ever cast. Period. Until I have a choice of something other than the lesser evil.

  87. novarouse January 9, 2021 at 1:34 am #

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  88. novarouse January 9, 2021 at 1:34 am #

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  89. chola3 January 9, 2021 at 2:58 am #

    Americans.
    One side wanting evidence of fraud and another trying to provide it.

    One side saying the protesters did horrible things and the other side denying it.

    There is at times no “evidence”. None needed to “know” what happened.

    And why try to deny protest ending up as all protests end up?

    When we protested Mahathir, there were incidents. By excited protesters and of course plainclothes policemen.

    What happens in a protest, we don’t deny; We don’t encourage.

    If there is no reason to protest, why people gather risking their lives and livelihood?

    Why you people deny and grovel I can never understand.

    • Yohannon January 9, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

      Well said, chola. Why does the Right keep apologizing for its very existence? We could learn much from the Left: They NEVER turn on their own like this. And “no enemies to the Left” has been the mantra of the Democratic Party for generations.

      Thus the Republican Party is not “Right”. It is Globalist and International just like the Democrats. Heads and tails of the same coin.

      The Media holds Whites to an inhuman standard and the boobs accept it – or rather their talking heads do, showing them as the traitors they are.

      The People who crossed America to be at that rally are finer people than anybody in media and almost anyone in the House and Senate. They work for the People and the People came to look in on their employees.

      Just so you are clear, a lot of Americans are NOT buying the narrative this time.

      • sophia January 9, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

        True Yo, as judging from commentary I have seen, they are unapologetic, despite that almost all of them did not and probably would not have taken part. They are peaceful for now, but not much longer. They have been vilified, marginalized and insulted for years, they had their votes stolen in broad daylight, no court would listen, they are censored on the internet and their representatives would not stand up. At what point must they use force if they are to do their duty as laid out in the Declaration?

    • chola3 January 9, 2021 at 11:58 pm #

      I am talking about this very comment section. Why apologise?

      Whether you are left or right, a million men protest will have some unruly elements and agent provocateurs.

      The organisers definitely want to minimize it so people won’t be afraid to attend.

      But apologizing just makes you a sucker.

      Anyway estimate was 200k to 2mn. Hard to put that paste back in the tube.

      Hoping once you guys win mind your own business instead of continue being assholes of the world. Karma is a bitch.

  90. Redneck Liberal January 9, 2021 at 3:39 am #

    It seems that the ‘Donald Trump will be your President’ (from 20 Jan 2021) brigade is almost ready to start thinking about considering the possibility that, just maybe…Trump gave in to the MSM, the RINO!

    https://youtu.be/rGzWbJK3muE

    • Tekapo January 9, 2021 at 4:06 am #

      “It seems that the ‘Donald Trump will be your President’ (from 20 Jan 2021) brigade is almost ready to start thinking about considering the possibility that, just maybe…Trump gave in to the MSM, the RINO!”

      Even though I am non-partisan in this stoush, it seems to me that Biden’s inauguration on 01/20/21 has been inevitable since all states bar Wisconsin met the safe-harbor certification deadline on December 8.

      Nothing of substance has occurred since that date to change such a view – the election was lost, and 50 states said so conclusively.

      Whether Donald Trump goes quietly is another matter. And as I have said previously, I think Impeachment and 25th Amend. ploys are not wise and not necessary.

      The Dems have to think through what works best for Nov 2022 – but I’m not sure they’re very smart … their brains trust is far too old, for a start.

      • Rodster January 9, 2021 at 5:42 am #

        And I would say voters have figured out there is NO difference between the Democrats and Republicans. We are being served by a “One Party Oligarch System”

        That one party oligarch system is comprised of the Democrats + Republicans + Deep State.

        We have two options:

        1) Vote for a third party which I don’t see the one party oligarch system allowing the threat to their power.

        2) Let the USSA collapse, breakup like the former Soviet Union and rebuild it into something a lot smaller.

        I’m hedging my bets with all the firepower Americans have that it could be option #2.

        • cbeard January 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

          I think option #2 is a more likely scenario.

  91. SoftStarLight January 9, 2021 at 4:35 am