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The made-for-TV January 6th Capitol Riot hearings kicked off last night with tribute video of a whole lot of pissed-off ordinary Americans marching on the stately building where, that fateful day, the final certification ceremony of a blatantly dishonest election was underway after, mind you, four years of seditious machinations by a weaponized bureaucracy aimed at disabling and destroying the sitting chief executive — in case it’s unclear why the huge crowd flocked to the capital city in the first place.

The Party of Chaos is playing its hand: a select committee of seven deuces and two jokers. Do they look like they’re going to get through this extravaganza without humiliating themselves? You never know what might come out of some witness’s mouth, despite the orchestrations of former ABC’s Good Morning America producer James Goldston, brought in to cement the narrative in the collective public brain, pre-softened with years of manifold media mind-fuckeries.

It’s the centerpiece of their midterm campaign. And I submit that it may be just a little premature as it becomes increasingly clear that the Party of Chaos, led by the “winner” of the 2020 election, “Joe Biden” and unseen handlers, have nearly completed their mission of destroying the USA as an ongoing enterprise. Broken economy, broken health, broken military, broken law enforcement, broken culture, broken morale. They sure got’er done. Do they think nobody noticed?

If the January 6th Committee show is short-and-sweet, say a few weeks, it will be quickly forgotten in the welling summertime heat as the great masses of America groan under $5… $7… maybe $10-a-gallon gasoline prices (or maybe no gas at all) while diesel prices at $6.50 today are already destroying the trucking industry — and thus the entire system for delivering all goods around the country. The zeitgeist is quivering with intimations of food shortages and the philosopher reminds us that any given body politic is just nine missed meals away from bloody rebellion. Have another look at that motley January 6th committee group photo and consider the lampposts along Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s a dangerous game trying to beat down the population this way, and to what end, exactly? I doubt that even the Blue Team could articulate it… or would dare to… because at this point their sole aim, really, is to hide their many acts of criminality over a span of the past six years and escape prosecution, a compelling motive. And it’s getting harder and harder to conceal all that, especially their campaign to physically harm over 200-million people with mRNA “vaccines.” The body-count is rising — way higher even than deaths from the hypothetical “pandemic” that the “vaccines” were supposedly concocted to vanquish, and spectacularly failed to.

And was this Covid-19 “pandemic” itself cooked up tacitly to disorder the 2020 election with mail-in ballots so easily replicated, harvested, and stuffed by the bale into drop-boxes under cover of night? Kind of looks like it, more and more. And now, the Party of Chaos is so keenly desperate to stay out of prison that they apparently seek to repeat the trick in the fall midterm, which is otherwise quite certain to sweep them ignominiously off the game board like so many misplayed quoits.

Thus: monkeypox, the visitation of weeping pustules far more visually horrifying than was Covid-19 in all its spikey iterations, if actually hardly lethal. The hopelessly corrupt CDC has already gotten into the act with its guidance to mask-up on airplanes against this new plague. Perhaps travelers would do better wearing condoms on their noses. Apparently, monkeypox spreads by means of intensely intimate flesh-to-flesh contact. The current outbreak popped up following a giant sex rave in the Canary Islands, men having rough sex with other men. Suspicions abound that this monkeypox bears the earmarks of something engineered in a lab. Jeez, d’ya think?

If there is a God, when judgment is at hand, a jury in the court of the angels will bum-rush this Party of Chaos into a special hell of an eternal drag queen story hour, featuring Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reading Uncle Remus to an assembled multitude of howling Jacobins, Bolsheviks, and Maoist Red Guards. Refreshments will not be served. Ever.


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  1. Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Nah, Monkeypox is a non-starter. Even the Covid sheep are too browbeaten and exhausted to mouth breath their way through CNN/NYT lies about this one. The only option for the Dem psychos is WW3 or more massive cheating. They might be able to drag us into a global armageddon, but another cheat n’ steal will be hard to pull off without civil war. Enjoy the summer, folks, because autumn and winter will be very interesting.

    • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:09 am #

      Plus, when most of the people with the pox are promiscuous gay men, or as they say it nowadays, Men Who Have Sex With Men, who is going to give a sh!t.

      I sure don’t.

      • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        What I am waiting for is when the poor folks in the hood can’t afford to put gas in their 1977 Hoodmobile gas-guzzler. Because when it costs $5 per gallon or up, and you got 24 gallon tank, you are looking at over $100 to fill up.

        Heck, that means the cost of your average Molotov Cocktail will soon be out of reach.

        I smell another Stimulus Bill in the air!

        • rainmaker June 10, 2022 at 10:20 am #

          Maybe the high gas prices will cut down on the drive-bys in da hood.

          • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:22 am #

            Drive-bys in the Hood??? I did not think that Blacks had any guns yet. According to Joy Behar… 🙂

          • hmuller June 10, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            Yes, that remark surprised even me. I knew that Ms Behar lived under an Elitist, left-wing, Democratic rock. But I thought she knew that black people have guns. It isn’t those Trump deplorable shooting up the hood.

          • Cactus Girl June 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Nah. It was hot here yesterday. Everyone was out, driving around, blasting their car stereos, roaring about on their motorcycles.

          • Ron Anselmo June 10, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

            H – doesn’t matter, it’s still Trump’s fault.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        Didn’t the government order a ton of monkeypox vaccines?

        • Ron Anselmo June 10, 2022 at 10:18 am #

          Yes, 13 million to the ton.

        • Murph June 10, 2022 at 10:37 am #

          Here’s the simple one-step cure for Monkeypox: 1) Identify as “cured.”

        • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          I think it’s the smallpox vaccine, and I’d take one of those. It’s been 45 years since my last one, and who knows what sort of lab accident they’ll have next. Why not? They’re already damned. I think small pox has a 30% fatality rate.

          • hmuller June 10, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            Bill Gates chortles very suspiciously when the topic of a small pox outbreak is discussed. Lord, save us from billionaire Globalists who love eugenics!

          • Sean Coleman June 10, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            When I was trying to memorize a few statistics this time two years ago one of them was something I heard from (I think) Dr Claus Kohnlein of Germany Over a thirty year period from something like 1947 to 1975 for 14 (allegged – my own comment) cases of smallpox (in Germany I think he meant) there had bee one thousand casualties and 397 deaths (give or take one or two). I wouldn’t touch any vaccine with a barge pole.

          • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            It’s not like a shot. They poke your upper arm with a needle a few times, just under the skin, like Jenner did. I don’t allow intramuscular injections either.

        • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          Monkey vaccines which, of course, just happened to be ready.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        There are Men Who Have Sex With Men, or desire to, who do not think they are gay.

        I only really understood that this is a thing, last year.

    • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      I am not so sure.

      Just a few months ago, they were threatening to cut us non-takers off from food and the right to work.

      There is no reason they wouldn’t try again, no matter how stupid the name of the hoax is this time.

      • Islander June 10, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Quite likely they are preprogramming so they have a “shovel-ready” disaster for when they need it.

        The menu of control options to choose from is already ingrained:

        No travel
        No going to school
        No going to church
        No entering a public building
        No sports
        No entry in public parks

        And of course, mask mandates, to make sure the public are primed to furiously set on one another with panicked virtue signaling and public shaming and up the general dystopia profile.

        They will find a way to use the Monkeypox as a reason to confiscate guns!!

        • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          Well, at least they’ll let us have our “pride” marches, so it’s not all bad.

        • R banjo June 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

          Hey Islander
          Your comment reminded me of my childhood in eastern Ohio.
          We only went to PA a few times in my first 12.

          We did go to school on the bus. The farmer drove it and parked it at the barn we milked and worked at in the summer time.
          Never went to church.

          No public buildings at Mantua Ohio.

          Only had pasture sports. Like playing catch and I hit the ball, you go chase it.
          Never seen a public park.

          So nothing has really changed.

          I’m just getting ready to go back to work when all this shit goes the way of the dodo.

          We had a friend with a pet raccoon and that ain’t nothing to fool with, similar to the monkey pox.

          Great comedy again James…thanks for the research and all the stuff you do, so I don’t have to..
          R banjo

    • Allahs 3rd Nipple June 10, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      Currently they’re throwing anything against the wall to see what sticks. We’ve seen multiple mass shootings with suspiciously approved background checks and FBI involvement, a Fudgepacker variant of lab-engineered Monkeypox, a deliberately leaked SCOTUS memo on abortion, farm and food processing fires that are becoming too numerous to count, etc, etc.

      None of these will ultimately work and they’ll have to go to Plan B.

      Since electoral victory isn’t possible they’ll have to resort to election theft or cancellation. If their plans of mass gun confiscation fail (and they’re likely to), I don’t think they harbor any illusions of what will happen in response to a repeat of 2020. This would bring an end to their long-term plans along with prison terms, firing squads and lamppost decorations that JHK is so fond of alluding to. No, that won’t do. They’ll have to go full-on Grinch and keep the elections from coming.

      We would all do well to remember that they didn’t spend 40+ years quietly fielding their ingratiating protégés and insidiously taking control of gov’t bodies and agencies throughout the Western World – only to destroy all of it in a less than 60 min nuclear exchange. That’s not going to happen as it would be extremely counterproductive for them. But they do indeed possess an ace in the hole here.

      CIA has plenty of Soviet-era nukes in stock, which they acquired on the black market after the fall of the Soviet Empire. The timing would be everything, but it would be a comparatively small exercise to use a couple of them to attack, say, Wichita, KS or Lincoln, NE or possibly both. This would serve sooo many ends! Not only would a Russian nuclear attack on US soil provide the impetus for a Martial Law declaration and election cancellation, but they would be able to hold themselves out the political saviors who PREVENTED World War Three and SAVED THE WORLD!

      I really don’t think it takes that much to see which way the wind (and fallout) is going to blow.

      Leave the cities now.

      • bluedog June 10, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Let’s see, those nukes if they even exist would be 30-40 years old and probably of doubtful usage. Be more interesting to see just how the people will vote in the midterm elections, if they follow suit they will simply vote back in the same old ones again, for after all they do say you can’t fix stupid, or I voted for the lessor of the two evils when even the village idiot knows that both candidates are evil but will do anything to get that little stick on paper that says “I voted today”.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        Yep. None of the distractions are working. Even Ukraine is winding now. I still think they’ll try and cheat to the max, and the GOP is doing virtually nothing to prevent that. And if their plans to fail, it won’t be because of the useless GOP, but because enough ordinary people say “enough!”

        • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

          We could yell “Enough!” at the top of our voices all day, every day, it won’t change anything. Words won’t save us. Voting (hahaha!) won’t save us. Trump won’t save us. Elon Musk won’t save us. That leaves only… Johnny Depp?

          • Target_on_my_Back June 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            There’s always Zorro.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

            Ask a Mexican to help us? Oh, the irony…

      • Sean Coleman June 10, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

        Fires at food plants. I heard Max Igan say today that there are proposals to limit public access to pick-your-own-fruti farms to something like seven days a year.

    • TravisB June 10, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      I think you may be quite underestimating the mindlessness and volatility of those who wish to be ruled.
      Covid was a non starter. I recall when it just got going arguing with my (then) friends (apparently I’m a bit of a anti science white supremest now) that Covid was so mild that it was ridiculous to get worked up about it. Some non starter that turned out to be..

    • ThorsHammer June 11, 2022 at 8:49 am #

      I’ve always wondered how Nancy Pelosi manages to keep 1/4″ of makeup from sliding off of her face. Epoxy? I’ve always attributed her appearance to an advanced case of old age female vanity, but now a clearer cause has emerged. MonkeyPox! Those monstrous pustules provide a foundation to hold the makeup in place.

      If you want to never have another sound nights sleep, just imagine what she would look like if not covered by cosmetic plaster.

  2. Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    This is a State Show-Trial, like what the Old Soviets used to do. All we are missing is prisoners in striped suits and shaved heads. And the way the FBI perp-walked Peter Navarro! Third World crap.

    But on the good side, the Washington Post fired the poor pitiful trauma victim, Felicia Somnez. Rape victim my foot. Her and some dude both got drunk and they had sex.

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Even in the 30s the Soviet Show Trials were given credence and legitimacy by the US Ambassador Joseph Davies, Walter Duranty (NYTs man on the scene) and a large part of the American intelligentsia.

      • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        Yes, the fish (America) rotted from the head. From the Banks to the Corporations to Academia to Media to Politics.

        • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

          Everything is relative, Yo. From their perspective, there’s nothing at all rotten in Denmark.

    • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

      Penelope: “both got drunk and they had sex”. That’s pretty much the feminist definition of rape these days. That or looking at a women for more than 3 seconds.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

        That’s the Lena Dunham Feminism definition.

      • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

        Or saying “yes”, then wishing days, weeks, months, or years later that she’d said “no” instead.

  3. JC Penny June 10, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    All dog, no pony show.

  4. Murph June 10, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Perhaps some oozing pustule cartoons can be incorporated into the Pride flags which berate us?

    • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      My BFF is up an about, and she just gave me an “Irish Poem” for here. Like she said, wait for the gov’t to claim that the Monkey Pox is something that could infect any of us, at any time. Like all the scare tactics about Heterosexual HIV/AIDS to get more funding for those who liked to go to bathhouses to get dirty.

      Pox Americana???

      There once were some dudes full of pus –
      Who the State claimed were just “one of us!”
      But they weren’t – they were gay!
      Sooo, who cares anyway?
      Thus, no one will make any fuss!

    • lizharmon June 10, 2022 at 10:22 am #

      The pride flag is an infected sore…a boil on America’s ass.

      • cbeard June 10, 2022 at 10:39 am #

        Truly is a boil on America’s ass. For anyone, especially government buildings or churches to fly that abomination is a disgraceful tragedy.

      • abbybwood June 10, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        Funny how the gays removed the color Indigo from their “rainbow” flag.

        • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

          Roy G Biv 😉

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

            Dive deep enough and that rainbow flag turns black.

  5. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    “And was this Covid-19 “pandemic” itself cooked up tacitly to disorder the 2020 election with mail-in ballots so easily replicated, harvested, and stuffed by the bale into drop-boxes under cover of night? Kind of looks like it, more and more.”

    Marc Short, appointed by Mike Pence, was nominally in charge of that ghastly abortion of a task force.

    Gee, where does Marc Short figure in to the January 6 committee hearings?

    Peter Navarro tried to get Fauci fired, and tried to repair the damage that Pence/Short were doing through the ‘ro task force.

    Isn’t Peter Navarro the guy they just put in leg irons?

    • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Biochemist Kary Mullis invented the PCR test and often called Fauci a fraud in public interviews. He also said the test should never be used in the manner in which the Covid Hoaxters have used it, and that it cannot tell one anything about infection.

      He died unexpectedly in 2019.

      All normal.

      • ThorsHammer June 11, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

        The PCR test formed the perfect platform for the Pandemic. As Mullis said, “I can use my test to prove anything about anything as long as I can specify the Cr (number of test cycles) Conveniently he died so his comments could be buried along with his body. His test became the “gold standard” upon which the entire Pandemic of Fear was built.

        The other key to manufacturing the Pandemic of Fear was re-defining a “case” of COVID as testing positive with a PCR test. Six billion swabs later nobody knows if billions were exposed to the Wuhan Flu and survived or if fifty thousand died from it and the rest were “saved” by having their immune systems altered by Pfizer and being turned into passive zombies with altered brain chemistry.

        • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

          Oh, many know.

          The entire pandemic narrative is completely unhinged from reality. Nothing about it ever made sense.

          Beginning with the Wuhan videos, and the idea that this phony disease spread around the entire fucking world in the course of a few months.

          Still waiting to see people dying in the street mid-run ala Wuhan.

          Remains one of the most openly fake pieces of propaganda I have ever witnessed.

          • roccofire June 11, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

            Viruses are NOT propaganda. A great site for a science based discussion is the Dredd blog. What I fear is that the Powers that be(PTB) I heard this term from the show Angel, the vampire with a soul. Anyway we still understand every little about the wild world of micro biology, the PTB guys are not in control when they mess around with this stuff, and who knows what doors they are opening, but hey the good part, no more mean tweets from that orange guy.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 4:11 am #

            I don’t think viruses are “propagada.”

            I think Covid involves nothing more than data manipulation, a PCR test used to amplify material from any Coronavirus your body has ever encountered in order to produce a false positive, and the roll-out of a deadly product that was never vetted or approved.

            The entire thing was manufactured for the roll-out of the digital panopticon during “Build Back Better”

            And it was wargamed in public.

    • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

      Feds arrested Ryan Kelley yesterday too. If they’re gonna be this blatant, seems obvious to me they’re going for broke. No actual elections coming, but maybe a made-for-tv election “event” will suffice.

      Get yer money outta the banks.

      • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

        “At this time, I cannot provide any information on the nature of the charges against Mr. Kelley…” – Mara Schneider, a public affairs officer with the FBI’s Detroit’s office. (From CNN.com – so you know it’s true!)

        Charges schmarges, who needs the law anyway? Ryan Kelley is trying to take Governor Witless’ job – lock him up and throw away the key.

        Once Witless “wins” “re-election”, watch locked-down vaxx-mandated Michigan become the shining example to the world of how to manage Covid/Monkey Pox/”White Nationalists”.

        • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 4:05 am #

          You got it. OSF/WEF and co. can’t afford to lose any of the handful of lieutenants they have installed in CA, NY, MI, etc.

          They are the metaphorical cornerstones of the coming digital prison in the US.

      • lflawse June 12, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

        JTin
        No elections? That has seemed obvious to me all along. I expected Martial Law to be declared. However clearly the narrative has got away from the Dem/Deep State Fascists. I still think they are going to pull some treacherous act to justify it and now it has to be a real doozey!!!

    • abbybwood June 10, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

      Just wait until the Republicans have control of the House and Senate come January 2023 when they are all sworn in and Nancy Pelosi bows out and the January 6th Commission has “new” members like Jim Jordan and Liz Cheney has been been voted out of her seat (only to resurface at some D.C. Neocon think tank).

      THEN the American people will learn about the murder of Ashlie Babbit and of all the LIES the Democrats told in the “nationally televised bullshit” that was brought to us last night.

      THIS is what is freaking the Democrats out.

      That in early 2023 we will FINALLY be told the TRUTH.

      The final nail in the Democrat Party coffin.

      • ThorsHammer June 11, 2022 at 9:01 am #

        HaHa

        If only we the people “vote” the Repugnant party figureheads into office to replace the Demonrats suddenly the USA will become a shining light on the hill, beat all its doomsday weapons into plowshares, close all our 1300 outposts of the Empire scattered around the globe and our “free press” will speak nothing but the truth.

        • HowardBeale June 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

          You forgot the replenishment of baby formula. Babies will finally be able to eat again.

  6. shotho June 10, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    Nietsche believed that western civilization had eliminated God from its culture and would suffer from it in the 20th Century with bloody wars and insurrections. Then, he believed that the 21st Century would be a time of empty values when anything goes and nothing signifies. Seems to also be right about that too.

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      And as we all know, Nietzsche ended up going stark raving bonkers before checking out, which appears to be our fate now as well. Maybe that was the vision that finally drove him over the edge?

      • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        From advanced syphilis. It coils up the spine like a negative kundalini. Rudolf Steiner visited him on his sickbed and saw his soul hovering near the ceiling – the most beautiful he had ever seen.

        • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          Nietzsche had a beautiful ceiling? I thought I knew him better than that…

          • Jarek June 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            Your head shall adorn my gallery, twixt the ibex and the elk, yea between the ibex and the elk.

            How poor you shall look compared to them!

          • Blackbird June 11, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            Thanks Jars. I hope you have a beautiful ceiling. I may need to pick up some antler extensions before we go to the taxidermist.

    • SomeoneInAsia June 10, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      As Dostoevsky said: “Once there’s no God everything is permitted.”

      And as Solzhenitsyn also said in the Tempelton Address regarding the terrible events of the 20th Century: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

      • Alfred June 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Actually, God said that first with respect to Abraham’s rejection of his father’s idols. People forgot.

        And they’re easily distracted. How has the price of gasoline changed in Europe? I don’t know. Are the trends tracking the same. I think not. Europe has always paid way more than us for gas because they didn’t have the petro-dollar advantage. I think the real reason for the rise in price is we’re losing that advantage as the oil commodity is traded for other valued commodities and not exclusively in $$$

        And they’re asleep. Not everyone, we’re tortured by these thoughts. What do see when you imagine the shelves at ShopRite bare?

        You cannot unimagine that.

    • HowardBeale June 11, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

      We don’t need no stinking Nietzsche. My four-year-old grandson says that all the time.
      He’s gotten a bunch of his friends together and they’re digging a big hole in the backyard. They intend to build a fallout shelter down there. You know how many Twinkies and Cupcake a dozen four-year-old kids can eat in a day when digging a big hole?

  7. steppingup June 10, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    What’s it gonna take to get people off their fat asses and do something about this shit. Oh wait, I know….More processed food…

    • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      Cancel Pornhub. Then watch the tumbrils roll!

      • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        LOL! Truer than you know.

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

      But what is that “something” that everyone keeps telling us we are supposed to be doing?

      I didn’t just bring my appetite, I brought a dish to pass around:

      Grow your own food – or let Bill Gates feed you roaches.
      Get off the grid – before it abandons you.
      Get used to walking – or get a horse.
      Teach your kids – or find somebody smarter than you to do it.
      Quit bothering the Amish – you’re on your own, English.
      Accept the inevitability of death – as well as the probability of it arriving a bit sooner than expected.

      We have no control over the “government”. We need to exercise what little control we have left over ourselves.

  8. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Liz had her hair freshly highlighted.

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      I can’t even imagine a bull dyke going for that thing. She’s got here daddy’s same dead eyes and deadpan demeanor. Spawn of Satan himself, she is.

      • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        The Stephen Colbert crowd are big fans of the Cheney spawn and her neocon friends.

        You may be in for an unintentionally hilarious attack by one of our
        own.

        And by one I mean just one.

      • megabeth June 10, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        Somebody went for her; she threw 5 pups, after all.

        I always say that she ALMOST has her daddy’s charisma. Almost.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

          OJ thinks she’s fine.

          • Ron Anselmo June 10, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

            OJ would hump a woodpile on the outside chance there’s a snake in it.

        • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

          FIVE came out of that thing? Were they all in one litter?

  9. lizharmon June 10, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    The lefties in my little town on the prairie have mostly disappeared. Apparently these turds still are capable of feeling a little shame. Their masks are gone as are their insufferable yard signs. They can feel it on the wind. 80% of the country has had as much of their pronouns, Uki flags, bullshit and hatred as they’re gonna take. We’re gonna get the purge we need. Even the leftards understand now.

    • megabeth June 10, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

      I’m filling in for a nurse-manager on maternity leave here in the Midwest, and every single day, I either put a sticky note over the “I stand with Ukraine” decal on her laptop, or think about scraping it off. Kids these days!

    • Anthea June 10, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      Our local lefties stopped being vocal on Facebook many moons ago. They never had yard signs. I haven’t talked to a lefty in person in quite some time, because our local book club and writers’ club stopped meeting for a couple of years, due to covid fears, and I haven’t been back since they started back up again. Both of these clubs are veritable nests of lefties–mostly retired government employees and/or their spouses.

      I doubt that they have realized they are morons.

      One of my old gay friends who lives in the city is STILL a believer. The last time I talked with him on the phone, he briefly interrupted our talk to confirm a “date” with someone to go get another booster.

      For many of these people it really is a religion.

    • workingclasshero June 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      Don’t forget the saying about “counting your chickens before their hatched”. I read the fiscal conservatives are making noises about entitlement reductions and balanced budgets before an election, not smart, at least Trump would never campaign on cutting Social Security and Medicare before an election but most anti -Trumpers can’t help themselves.

    • Wizard of the Saddle June 10, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

      Same here in NW Alabama. We never had many Leftards here to begin with, but some from the local college showed their posteriors in 2020 and 2021 and kept wearing masks FOREVER……but now all of that has 95% disappeared. To be a supporter of the Biden insanity now is to place a TARGET on your back. People here utterly detest the whole lot of them.

  10. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    The people dropping dead have a new disease, SADS. No one knows what’s causing it.

    • lizharmon June 10, 2022 at 10:22 am #

      Putin. Putin’s causing it.

    • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      The disease of white supremacism! What mask can stop it?

      • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        Not masks alone.
        Masks and guns- together, they can stop it.

        We need to get the vulnerable black population guns. They have none.

        • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

          We can make them into White Nationalists! They will fight for us once we are disarmed!

        • Cactus Girl June 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

          There was a case here, maybe 5 years ago, of a black guy who was stopped for some reason while driving. One thing led to another, and the cops searched the car and discovered the trunk was full of guns. They let him go, because, “He lives in a bad neighborhood and needs them.”

          Guess who was DA? Good ol’ Giggles herself.

    • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      We’ll never hear that it’s related to heart damage caused by the mRNA injections. I’m currently waiting for all of my sisters to suddenly drop dead, as well as their children and grandchildren. They’ve gone all in on that and have taken all the boosters available.

      • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        Is it the case that the heart “side effects” are mostly occurring in men?

        • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

          I don’t know. I saw something out of New Zealand the other day+`about this mysterous new syndrom, but I don’t recall that the victims were predominantly male.

  11. Murph June 10, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    I wonder if they’ve already designed the Monkeypox Ribbon for everyone to wear at next year’s Oscars. Maybe it can be textured with faux fur and a 3D pox pattern.

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      Good question. Also, a Monkey Pox streamer attached to the Pride Flag.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        I’m eating more bananas to show solidarity.

        • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

          That’s the spirit! Save your feces and ball them up for throwing at people (who wear masks, preferably) and you’ll be an official member of the troop.

          • Hereward the Woke June 11, 2022 at 9:26 am #

            That’s Phase 2, Disaffected.

        • HowardBeale June 11, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Hereward, I think we might be related. I found out I had a younger sister just by accident while cruising the internet sites to find what shampoo works best in hot summer conditions. She texted me. I texted her. And then we realized, both born in the same hospital to a woman who had the same name. Well, Howdy Doody, Sis.
          The “bananas” comment makes me think, maybe there were more than two. What year were you born and what’s your mother’s name?

    • elysianfield June 10, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      ” ///the Monkeypox Ribbon”

      Murph,
      Bubble wrap, covered in vaseline, with glitter.

    • megabeth June 10, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      I propose a monkeypox ribbon that looks like a speckled bunghole.

      • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        Vonnegut’s rendition. With sparkles.

  12. Not_GeorgeT June 10, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    A Constitutional Crisis the likes of which have not been experienced since the brew cooked up in the years before April 1861 and its bloody aftermath.

  13. BackRowHeckler June 10, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    Not to mention … the “We Stand With Ukraine” bullsh#t is caving in, as Russia wraps up its mission to occupy and claim the border Provinces and the Black Sea Coast. I’ve read in a few sources Zelensky could soon be deposed. $54 billion poured down a rat hole for no particular purpose, and weapons systems stamped ‘Made in the USA’ sold on the Black Market by corrupt Uke army officers and pols to terror cells and criminals all over the world. Ukrainian National Flags heaped up in junk piles in upscale suburban neighborhoods on the side of the road along with BLM yard signs (symbol of last years grift)

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      I guess that means we collapse with Ukraine too, then. War Crimes Tribunals coming in the fall. “Must See TV.”

      • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        Who is guilty? There are no winners here.

        The big change is the alignment of Russia away from Europe.

        That is going to hurt as Europe turns towards the US and finds us a paper tiger.

        Bottom line Russia wins, WEF loses. Wonder where their next probe will be?

        • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

          And yes, I blame the US Deep State for everything.

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Oh yeah, only one person here in the US who has a chance to stop the WEF, one.

            I am not sure if he can do it, if not the cause is lost. I would like to see what he could do with a conservative Congress and a second term.

            It is the WEF’s worst nightmare. They will do anything to prevent it, including war.

        • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          Our masters can’t let Europe escape the plantation.

          • UN OUT OF USA June 10, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            I think Europe will be forced to align with Russia. Russia can give them the food, oil and gas that they need to SURVIVE. All the USA can give them is $$ and weapons.

          • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

            It’s all sheer madness.

    • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Maybe Zelensky will be defenestrated? That is where your fenestrate gets removed. I am not sure what part of the body that is, but I bet it hurts. A lot of pane from what I hear. 🙂

      • SpeedyBB June 10, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        “…a lot of pane…” That’s awful. Watch it or you’ll be up for one of those war crimes trials yourself, along with murderous African dictators and Serbian officers over in The Hague.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        Yep. He’ll accidentally fall out of the Overton Window.

    • Islander June 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      “as Russia wraps up its mission to occupy and claim the border Provinces and the Black Sea Coast.”

      NO, that is not its mission.
      Its mission is to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine.

      More TK, as they say in the news and publishing biz.

      • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        Islander, maybe in theory, but I doubt Russia will let those Provinces go.

        • UN OUT OF USA June 10, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

          Russia will not let them go. The liberated provinces are already converting to rubles and Russian SIM cards for their phones and they are now getting Russian passports. That is a very strong indication that things will NOT be going back to Ukraine.

        • Islander June 10, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

          BRH

          You totally miss the point.

          Who said anything about letting any provinces go?

          • Islander June 10, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

            Let me explain.

            You misstated the mission.
            The mission is not to gain or hold any specific provinces.
            That is a means, and also a byproduct, one might say, fulfilling the mission to denazify Ukraine, demilitarize Ukraine, and also, not to forget, return NATO to 1997 status. .
            The mission is not limited to those two provinces.
            You mistake the role of the Donbass provinces in the SMO.

            You are mistaking cart for horse.

            Also of course the exact way the mission/aim is achieved is not set in stone. The mission stays the same but the circumstances on the ground change.

            As Putin made crystal clear in his very recent speech. The earlier the UKR had agreed to negotiations over meeting the RF’s security demands, the better the deal for them would have been: the less territory they would have had to give up.

            In March: X.
            In May, X+.
            Now: X++.
            In the future, X+++.
            You can see where this is going.

            Of course, if the West and UKR had met the RF’s very resasonable security demands in January 2022—or fulfilled the Minsk Accords before then— Ukraine would not have had to give up any territory at all.

          • Islander June 10, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            Ukraines/NATO/the West’s combination of stupidity, intransigence, and greed is of course a “Make My Day” scenario for Russia.

            I highly recommend Alexander Mercouris’s latest on Russian advances as of yesterday.

            I listened to it with Google maps opened to southern Ukraine.

            One thing Mercouris didn’t mention is that Kherson is situated at the mouth of the Dniepr. Further study of the map shows that Nikolaev is at the mouth of the Southern Bug—the bridge there looks fundamental. The Southern Bug drains basically the whole Ukrainian steppe, about 65,000 square km of mostly agricultural territory Just a few miles along the coast to the west is Odessa, historically the most important grain port (most of the great Jewish fortunes made in Odessa were made in the grain trade).

            Russia has now fortified Snake Island, off Odessa. As the “crow” flies, Odessa is actually quite close to Crimea and the RF naval headquarters in Sevastopol.

            Soooooo . . . I don’t think you need a crystal ball to see where this is going.
            The Azov Sea is now a Russian lake.

            As for the Black Sea, it will be interesting to see what types of deals Russia makes with Turkey.

            I would be pretty surprised if Russia let NATO turn the Baltic into a NATO lake, as the latter has in mind.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

            Islander,

            Regarding Turkey, I’ve read that they are blocking access to the Black Sea to NATO warships (to all warships actually). Maybe Erdogan can smell which way the wind is blowing.

            Regarding “de-nazification” – guess the Ukraine is the new Forever War. Blue-eyed Syria.

    • Bilejones June 10, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

      The latest $40 Billion was a deep state funding bill. Most of it will end up propping up real estate values in Northern Virginia rather than East of the Danube.

  14. chopper June 10, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    History tells us it takes only 3% of a pissed off population motivated to the point of action to overthrow a government. Are we there yet? By the way the January march was an unarmed protest, not a revolt. The next one will be the real deal and those lamp posts will be used.

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      It’s gonna take some help from without. Our best hope is that DC finally becomes desperate enough to start some real shit with Russia and Putin unleashes some well-deserved nuclear hell on the bastards.

      • Penelope Dreadful June 10, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        Honestly, if Putin nuked DC, I do not think I would be upset. But the problem is deeper than DC. The Elites will always rise to the top, and start screwing the rest of the people. The only answer is a Monarchy – with a good and wise King – who will build up the city walls, and punish evil-doers. But even Monarchies can go to pot.

        • benr June 10, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          Please nukes are bad and will ruin everyones day and it won’t be just one!

          Further I have family easily in the fallout zone so no go.

          • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            What will be will be. DC seems hell-bent on mutually assured destruction, so it’s in their hands.

          • megabeth June 10, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            Nonsense. My dad got nuked and lived another 65 years to tell people that it was “loud, but not as bad as the mustard gas.” ?

          • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

            Who nuked the Duke?

            Wayne got nuked while shooting a film downwind of Lost Alamos or some other site. Then he developed the Big C. Coincidence, Beth?

          • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            The Duke was a heavy smoker, Janos, as was Bogart, Dick Powell, Alan Ladd and dozens of other actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood who died from lung cancer.

        • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:44 am #

          You may be wiser than you know. The skill set involved in clawing one’s way to the top insures bad governance. And of course there are allies – bad actors – that need positions and sinecures.

          Of course a lot of ridiculous people ended up on thrones as well.

        • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 11:59 am #

          A monarchy is hereditary, and I strongly object to that. Before too long, we’d end up with someone like the ghastly Charles and his lovely wife, or something much worse, on the throne. I’d prefer a dictatorship over that (not Joe Biden).

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

            Hmmm.

            Monarchies are residuals of Feudal Europe, where the toughest baron became the king. Hereditary monarchies came in to avoid having a civil war every twenty years. The Windsor gang were installed to stop endless wars in England, Parliament brought them in.

            Today, Monarchies provide an apolitical symbol representing the country to the world. Too bad though we cannot skip Charles and go on to William and Kate, two classy candidates.

            Ever think that Elizabeth will not die or abdicate is she is afraid of her son being king. Her unwelcome ascension to the throne was a result of a couple of ding dong kings.

            In the US, the flag is our symbol of America. Is that enough?

          • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            JohnAZ, the Prince of Wales is known to dabble in politics and some of his views are rather radical. That any of them are apolitical is a load of bull. It’s been revealed that they have put pressure to bear on bills before Parliament that would have affected the monarchy, if enacted.

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            Yeah, I hear you about Charles. How about Andrew?

            Did you see the Queen, where a very reluctant royal family finally acknowledged the death of Diana, due to public and Parliamentary pressure. It was mostly Philip.

          • UN OUT OF USA June 10, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            OK, how about a kind dictator who really cares about the people ?

          • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            JohnAZ, they’d have to wipe out Charles’ entire line before Andrew could ascend to the throne. William, then his children, and then the odius Harry, then his children, are before him in the line of succession, for what’s it’s worth. Charles might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Maybe the Brits will finally be fed up and done with that lot of extremely expensive and mainly ornamental layabouts. I think Megan Markle would like to be Queen of England, if she can’t be President of the United States.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

            with that lot of extremely expensive and mainly ornamental layabouts. – draupnir

            ===========

            Speaking of ornamental, did ya’ll notice the highly decorated military uniform Charles was wearing (and William too) at the festivities for his Mom the other day? I would be embarrassed as hell to be festooned with all those medals without ever having fired a pea shooter in anger my whole life.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

            JAZ,

            “How about Andrew?” “Randy Andy”? The guy with enough frequent flyer miles on the Lolita Express to book a complementary flight to the Moon? The guy who recently paid Virginia Giufre (née Roberts) to keep her mouth shut about his predilection for jail bait? That guy?

            Good question. I’m not sure about his politics – other than probably wanting to reduce the age of consent (undoubtedly a desire on the part of all the “Windsors”).

          • GreenAlba June 11, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            “the Prince of Wales is known to dabble in politics and some of his views are rather radical.”

            He’s up to his neck in the Schwabian agenda. Not that he’ll be stopped and asked for a QR code anywhere of course, since he’ll have a CR code, which is more useful.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 11, 2022 at 11:45 am #

            I’ll go with keeping the Constitutional Republic.

            Lots of problems at the moment. Many caused by a few of the Amendments which undid the heavily debated and negotiated work product of the people who were sent to Philadelphia to ‘fix’ The Articles of Confederation.

            A good place to start is repeal the 17th Amendment.

            Much of the idea of the Senate was to slow things down so hasty judgements would be minimized. It also gave the individual state legislatures an offset for the potential majority rule of the more populated states turning into a form of tyranny.

            The 17th Amendment changed this.

        • messianicdruid June 10, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

          The Kingdom of God is a form of government [ divine monarchy ] not a religion.

          A president is one who presides in the office of another. George Washington understood this. We do not need another president, we need the King.

          Everything that cannot be shaken will remain, and that which remains shall be of His Kingdom and under His dominion.

          Be reconciled.

        • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

          Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug, is making the rounds on youtube promoting monarchy as the way to go. Quite interesting, but no thanks.

          I’m all for a few good rules, but rulers are “no-go.”

        • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Monarchs are elites too, and as you recognise, as open to corruption as any other group of leaders. Look at the UK royal family.

      • SomeoneInAsia June 10, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        I think there’s only one problem with this: very large numbers of innocent lives will have to go with the bastards.

        • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          You want something for nothing? Nothing is for nothing.

          • SomeoneInAsia June 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            I suppose you may have a point, but at least let none of us Asians go with the bastards. After all, it’s a game played by Western Civ and we Asians never wanted any part in it.

          • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            Yes, you never trusted yourselves enough to try for freedom, instead being content with order.

            But many Asians ended up liking Western Democracy when it was introduced from outside. And they adapted it in accordance with their own commonsense outlook: The East knows that business and government cannot be kept separate in the modern, industrial State – so they chose government to rule and keep business on a tight leash. I admire this.

            Americans can’t get over their fantasies about having little or no government.

        • Islander June 10, 2022 at 11:59 am #

          You mean you don’t agree with Madeleine “We Think It Was Worth It” Albright????

          • SomeoneInAsia June 10, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

            You mean you do?

          • Islander June 10, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

            SomeoneA:

            Unhh . . .

      • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        Dis

        When I was in the Navy, in ASW, I witnessed a lot of the anti-submarine development. When all the development was tested, involved in that too, ASW, surface wise, was pretty ineffective.

        The work showed that bringing a fleet of FBMs into shooting range of our East Coast would be fairly effortless. Russia realized the same thing.

        Subs stabilize MAD. That realization caused the 1990 changes that slowed the Cold War.

        This DC generation has forgotten all about this in their stupid proxy war in Ukraine.

        I haven’t.

        • megabeth June 10, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

          My husband shares your opinion. He got his exposure developing silencing circuits for subs in the early 80s. Our ‘ruling class’ has since lost its buttons.

        • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

          Ditto, John. I was UK Navy ASW in the 80s. It was an unwritten understanding that catching nuke subs, or even diesel electric ones, was way beyond us. Oh, and despite all our state of the art anti aircraft missiles, we were highly vulnerable to air attack. The US carrier fleet would last about 10 minutes.

        • Jo-G June 10, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

          “Subs stabilize MAD. That realization caused the 1990 changes that slowed the Cold War.

          This DC generation has forgotten all about this in their stupid proxy war in Ukraine. ”

          I wonder if during the past few decades ASW technological improvements haven’t destabized MAD. If the strategic nuclear submarines are all highly detectable and easily and quickly destroyed before they can all launch their weapons the nuclear war games would be played very differently.

  15. Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    The local propaganda mill out here has it that we’re in a CV19 “resurgence” as we speak. Per usual, I see no evidence of it whatsoever, other than a possible uptick in the mask wearing loonies. This will NEVER end until DC and their many associates are permanently eradicated.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      Agreed, DIS.

      I remember that as the base level of new cases goes way down, as it is now, then small variations look huge in percentage.

      That is the cherry picked info the government uses to create fear.

      They lie! Shocker!

      Notice no new variant, stable base.

      Next problem! The public is ignoring them, they are losing their power handle.

      Monkey pox, anyone? Jan. 6 anyone?

      Redneck, your folks are such phonies and liars, how do you stand it? Just as Trump needs to clean out the GOP and it’s RINOs, the Dems need to clean out the perverts and communist nuts that are controlling it right now. WEF too. America First, regardless of party.

    • draupnir June 10, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      They’re going to need something a lot scarier than CV-19.

    • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Technically, Dis, there IS a Covid resurgence. For the vaxxed. And that will probably always be the case. I’m quite happy for the jabbed to wear masks and self isolate for the rest of their lives. Just count me out.

  16. SomeoneInAsia June 10, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    It seems that in more and more countries today the people and the governments are turning increasingly against each other. Can only hope this doesn’t start to happen in Singapore anytime soon (sigh).

    QUOTE:***The current outbreak popped up following a giant sex rave in the Canary Islands, men having rough sex with other men.***

    I was seriously thinking of attending wrestling classes when the stupid COVID pandemic struck…

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      As folks have become more citified and more dependent on government over the last hundred years, they have developed a dependence on said governments.

      In today’s world, the JHK identified unsolvable problems have said governments buffaloed. When the gimmes expect answers, they get none.

      It will take a painful transition period for the people to figure out that government is worthless and they must depend on themselves. WMBH.

      Sorry, Jarek.

      • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

        Government is worthless – a silly and worthless statement. That approach gets you nowhere, but does wonders for the Globalists.

        Americans never learn. They’re always looking at their opponent’s left hand so they get clocked by his right.

        • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Government is evil. Most think it’s a necessary evil. Not me. It’s just plain evil.

          • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

            Yeah, back to private armies. Rule by the strongest. Private good, they grunt.

          • Anthea June 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

            @JTinMD:

            As with everything else, you can’t reach any conclusions about “government” without first defining the term.

            I like Nock’s distinction between “government” (a social institution) versus “the State” (an anti-social institution). I don’t feel like looking up his exact descriptions of the two, but this distinction is the central subject of his book “Our Enemy, the State.” It’s not a long book and is a free download.

  17. Yuri Sowryteski June 10, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    …..the party of chaos _and destruction_ and BTW if you are not on the gravy train, your place is as a “sleeper” as Thoreau pointed out in 1841, under the rails of the Boston to Gardener Rail Road. Why? Because none of it would have happened without sleepers, aka workers and managers. Without the complicity of the voters, at every level, nobody rides.

    Thus I suggest those who have a clue get up and out and walk.

    2022: The Summer of Walking

  18. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    A couple of warnings on the “new” vaccine.

    URGENT: THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVE YET BY THE mRNA VACCINATORS

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/urgent-the-most-dangerous-move-yet/comments?s=r

    Uh, No (Novavax)

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246082

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Interesting. I wonder

      3 cases of myocarditis, out of how many test subjects. How does that compare with the flu shot? Anybody die?

      Not noted, what is the Novavax protein utilized. It better not be the s protein as it will be rejected.

      Did the three have elevated s protein levels? He had good tabs on the mRNA folks with mild and bad cases.

      Novavax effectiveness against Omicron. It was developed against Alpha, the mRNAs have flagged out against Omicron. Depends on the protein used, if it is not part of the s protein variants and is an unchanged core protein, for example, it should be no different, this variant change insensitive.

      Article showed some good directions to investigate when making the decision to use the vaccine. Number one, if it uses any part of the spike, forget it. If the s protein levels in the three myocarditis folks are elevated, forget it.

      Use the flu shot VAERs data as a control.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        The best reason not to use it is that it does not work and can only cause harm.

        • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

          Not arguing, but do we know that yet? I will wait until the data comes out.

          Yeah, Dis, the data.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            Whose “data”?

      • GreenAlba June 12, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

        “Use the flu shot VAERs data as a control”

        Aren’t they using mRNA flu shots now as well?

        Also, I think the idea of a proper ‘control group’ is reactionary bourgeois science from the Old World Order. Such dissident notions require re-education. 🙂

  19. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    I don’t understand Jimmy Kimmel playing along with the Biden interview like that.

    I thought he was a person with some scruples.

    • Frank June 10, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      scruples!!>> you have got to be joking!!

    • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      LOL?

      • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        I am surprised that Jimmy is not a member of the WEF.

        ???

    • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      I used to like him: rough blue collar humor. He was relentlessly ruthless to Oprah. Then – and I kid you not – there was some kind of special event with both of them present. He not only apologized, he knelt down as he did so.

      He’s been their tool ever since. No doubt he has been rewarded handsomely, but obviously much was lost.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        I liked his show for years. He was refreshingly less polished and produced than the other late night hosts.

        Things started to change for the worse, when his show moved to 11:30.

        • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

          Conan was good in the old days, when he was on at like 1 a.m.

          I always disliked Kimmel. It was hilarious to watch him promote Me Too, BLM, and every Open Society propaganda operation, and then go back and look at old clips of him trying to get college girls to touch his penis on the Man Show.

          These people have no dignity, morals, or self worth whatsoever.

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

            He is a self centered ass!

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            Kimmel is a straight-up ghoul.

            And very entrenched in the satanism stuff.

            Which makes a lot of sense, if one needs to figure out how he got where he is.

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

      Huh??

  20. Frank June 10, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    James, Please believe that there is a God and
    I believe he will do as you predict.
    Good review. Are you going to watch the hearings tonight?
    I could not bear it. I suppose you’ll
    have to watch it in order to write Monday. Good luck!

  21. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    Nobody is mentioning the FBI just up and arresting the Republican opposition to Gretchen Whitmer.

    So this is how they plan to win the midterms.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      In every way possible, since 2020, they are in charge.

    • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

      Exactly, Beryl. I commented above, before reading your comment. Seems clear they’re accelerating with the blatant tyranny, a la Trudeau. They have only 21 weeks before election day. There’s a ton of work to do. Keep yer head on a swivel.

  22. benr June 10, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    Sniff sniff I think bedpan just shit himself again.

    msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/biden-touts-economic-success-on-kimmel-americans-respond/ar-AAYiMbY?ocid=msnews

  23. Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    Dutch politician Simone Kerseboom connects the dots on WEF, the Covid Hoax, the Climate Hoax, the manufactured crises that are part of the Great Reset, as well as digitization and the attempt to consolidate power into global organizations.

    So, all the stuff that 3 or four of us have been talking about for nearly 3 years.

    https://twitter.com/risemelbourne/status/1535213684779548672?cxt=HHwWgIDU-cutls4qAAAA

    More public awareness incoming? Better happen soon.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      Not a genius, this blog has been connecting dots all along. There are no experts. You need no “expert” backup with your opinion when the subject material is so transparent.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        Once again, I cannot fathom how it is that Mr. Kunstler (and others) can see this so plainly, while so many of his peers profess not to.

        It would be different if we were talking about a bunch of youngsters, but the people in charge are frequently people who have been in place for ages.

        • messianicdruid June 10, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

          Jim was eating lunch in the cafeteria one day, completely alone until Tom walked in and said, “I see you are having lunch with your friends again.” He looked up and said, “No, these are my peers.”

      • Night Owl June 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        On Covid and WEF it has not. As much as I enjoy the blog and several of Jim’s books, it took quite a while until this stuff was taken seriously.

        I am glad that has changed over the past year.

        • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

          I’m glad that Mr. K. has come down on the rational side of the Plandemic – unlike other bloggers (as well as friends, acquaintances, etc.) for whom I have lost varying degrees of respect over the past couple years.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 4:14 am #

            Yes, a few others that I used to read or watch have also figured it out: Naomi Wolf, Max Blumenthal, Jimmy Dore, etc.

            Even Bill Maher seems to be getting it.

            Intelligent people with some degree of moral backbone will always get there eventually.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

        True. Reminds me of the Zerohedge headline today saying how Wall Street was “shocked” by the lastest CPI figures. These people seriously believe that inflation is transitory. There are no experts.

  24. benr June 10, 2022 at 10:51 am #

    A poll on msn.com

    Do you think it’s appropriate or inappropriate for a sitting US president to participate in a late-night talk show?
    Inappropriate
    67%
    Appropriate
    24%
    I’m not sure
    5%
    Other / No opinion

    Not sure?
    5% are stuck on extreme stupid and 24% are almost as stupid.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:26 am #

      I think it’s inappropriate for the entire crew plus the host of the show to see that the guest has plainly lost his marbles, and play along with the charade.

      I remember years a go when Oprah had a guest on her show who wrote a book that was mostly lies, and she was very upset and apologized for having him on her show.

      Standards have certainly slipped.

  25. redrock June 10, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    We used to call them lunatics and queers, now we call them democrats. How many deranged cocksuckers can biden put in government??? Old joe is the epitome of a useless pile of shit. Lamp post sounds good to me.

    • Soul Forensics June 10, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

      “Old joe is the epitome of a useless pile of shit.”

      Not true! said the fly.

  26. Hardrock June 10, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    I’d like to create a 10-question multiple choice quiz that will help the taker to determine if he/she/other has been the victim of mis-information. Your help is needed. Suggest one question per respondent and we’ll pick the best ones for the final draft. Here’s my suggestion:

    1. How many police officers died of the result of injuries sustained on January 6 during the Trump Rally at the Capitol?

    A. 12 B. 8 C. 5 D. 3 E. zero

    There is a youtube of Bertrand Russell’s advice to the future and it’s mighty appropriate right now. FACTS, FACTS, FACTS!!!!!

    youtube.com/watch?v=ihaB8AFOhZo&t=44s

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      E.

  27. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    I have been trying to fathom why so much of the MSM is still in a snit over the outcome of that Heard/Depp trial.

    Where they trying to show solidarity with the Washington Post?

    Earlier this morning, while I was scanning some Twitter feeds, I noticed once again that in the ‘trending’ category, were a bunch of single-name nobodies, that Twitter is giving publicity to.

    It finally clicked- I kept seeing scornful references to Depp in the media as a has-been trying to prove he’s still got it, which is silly, because the last Pirates of the Caribbean film was released in 2017, and the op-ed effort to ruin his career was in 2018, while he was still at the height of his stardom.

    In fact, Amber Heard admitted in court she was angry because he was such a major star with so many fans.

    So what’s going on with the media?

    It seems as if they are under orders not only to elevate the new, corporate-selected celebrities, who are famous because somebody said so, but to take out the old ones, who actually became famous for something.

    That WaPo op-ed was in part to make Amber Heard a household name.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:21 am #

      Beryl

      There is a reason why the media, the local and state governments all support the cadre of perverts and nutcases that populate the airwaves today.

      They are comprised of perverts and nutcases.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        Good point.

    • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      Women were put over men in the early stages of the ongoing cultural revolution. And revisionism or backsliding on this is to be a “reactionary” as the old Communists said.

      As Heard said, this was a step backwards for women. Women are to be believed even if they lie like rugs.

      Of course this only applies to real women or party members. Conservative women? Not women as Gloria Steinem used to say.

      • malthuss June 10, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

        Mary–Kimmel is a straight-up ghoul.

        And very entrenched in the satanism stuff.

        Me–around the pizza gate era, He interviewed Obama and Obama mentioned hotdogs, and JK laughed.
        Problem is, there was nothing to laff bout unless you know the inside joke, as JK and I and others did.

        maybe its still online.

        • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

          Yes, $60K for “hotdogs” – specially flown in from Shitcago (damn spellchecker). Must have been one big ass hot dog party. Such a big blowout must have been covered thoroughly by all the media…

  28. JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 11:18 am #

    The Dems must have read TLE. They are using every weakness JHK pointed out to destroy the US.

    Peak oil. Accelerated by 75 years against the forecast. The 2022-2023 time frame will probably be marked with shortages, exactly what the AGW sumbitches want. Ukraine finish should put a nail into the CC coffin.

    Water. What is being done, DC wise to offset the fresh water shortage. It is everywhere, not just the Southwest.

    Inflation. Watch and see, as JHK predicted, gasoline inflation will be countered by giving people more money. Already underway in California. 1980-1981 already proved the only way to stop it is a significant recession. Volker. Hopefully, 10% unemployment and 10% inflation hit the day before the election. These Dem bastards need to pay for what they have done.

    The powers in DC do not have a clue what to do. The reason is actually obvious. The Left works it power drive with gimmes and cultural division creating fear. The four year attack on Trump is a perfect example. The cannot take risks that might piss off their stupid gimme public, their base. Reagan and Trump both took on problems, lowering taxes and removing some of the power the DC crowd covets. Both made progress but both got overwhelmed by the Deep State. As long as Dems control, nothing will improve, only get worse. Proof of the pudding? Look around, it is here.

    The border? What a friggin’ mess, all created directly by Biden and the mob. When the public finally gets it what is going on here, that the open border was ordered by and is the source of wealth for the WEF, the international mob, and the Deep State power mob here in America, hopefully they will vote accordingly. For Redneck, your support for this nest of vipers is disgusting. The only thing understandable is you hate the patriotic America and want global control. The border is open because of increasing liberal votes, already underway, decreasing wages pressure and a source of illicit trades to grease the global debt leverage skids.

    You hear Biden and Kimmel? How soon do you think it will take for the Deep State to pass legislation to ban the MAGA criminals from voting in November. They must have a plan to disenfranchise the Right side to be so cocky. They know they are in control top to bottom right now. They can do whatever they want. They have been doing it since the Obama years.

    City violence. What causes violence? Anger. What causes anger? Hopelessness! The Dems and their divide and conquer technique feeds the growing swell of crime and violence. Hint, hint, wink, wink. That is why they do nothing about it, they actually encourage it, to feed their power.

    Ukraine. Simple, the Biden mob caused it. Trump tried to stop it and got impeached for it. Fighting the Ukraine impeachment lowered the guard in DC and son of a gun, Covid took hold. Today’s war is a direct result of Biden manipulation of the power structure in East Europe and using their presidential power and the MIC to use NATO and Ukraine to proxy fight with Russia. I am saying that Biden directly with his mob is the cause of Ukraine and the unwinding of relations with Russia.

    There is not one positive attributable to Biden, not one. He says he has created jobs. Not one new job is attributable to anything he has done. The economic balloon is just refilling after Covid, the jobs being refilled are Trump jobs, not Biden jobs. His other claim is supposed decreases in the deficit. It will only be 1 trillion this year. So why is it down, because all the Biden giveaways are going away. So his two positives are actually actually not involved with him at all.

    I sure hope that America gets it this fall and that the Deep State does not figure out how to block Deplorable voting. Jan 6 has me worried, as does the doubling up of WEF planning and Bilderberg meetings. Stand by.

    • abbybwood June 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      Already the Democrats are saying Putin is going to sway the midterm results with a Russian disinformation campaign.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        Yes, he will start spreading rumors that SADS is really the vaxx.

        • malthuss June 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

          whats sads? seasonal affective disorder?

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

            Used to be something Scandinavians suffered from during the cold, dark days of winter. Now that their lives (especially the lives of the lady vikings) have been enriched by mass migration from Africa and the Arab world, depression has been extinguished.

            Now anytime someone young dies unexpectedly – certainly not from a “vaccination”! – it’s SAD.

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

      “Trump tried to stop it…”

      Yes, by sending arms to the Ukraine. Seems to be working well…

      Mister we could use a man like Don the Trumpster again

  29. dplainview June 10, 2022 at 11:20 am #

    Q: Will the J6 Committee replay the unforgettable footage of Brian William’s live coverage of “President Elect” Biden landing Corn Pop’s commandeered News Chopper to fly in “Vice President Elect” Harris and former Secretary of State Clinton under heavy gun fire on the Capitol steps?

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

      I hope so! I’ll never forget the image of the Hildebeast, cigar clenched between her teeth, face set in lines of grim determination, blazing away at the deplorables with the .50 cal. like Christopher George on Rat Patrol, as the Big Guy struggles to get airborne in an overloaded chopper. Or the ‘Ho bravely jumping out to push the chopper off the steps and into the air – knowing that she had thrown away her only chance of survival.

  30. mitchellc June 10, 2022 at 11:22 am #

    As I typically take a meta approach, I’ve been observing that both libertarian and conservative commentary alike is becoming increasingly militant.

    From my point of view, this is a Good Thing. If humanity is to have any chance at escaping its designated fate, grass roots leaders need to move past concern about general opinion. Besides, as most here know, a lot common thinking is itself manufactured to create confusion and doubt.

    Otoh, as this is just the initial stages of the looming conflict, people should be aware of not only honey pots & entrapment, but a host of other non kinetic means to suppress opposition.

    As in, I would caution against any advocacy of certain targets, means or outcomes. Stay smart, select your words and audience(s) carefully.

    Clever, intelligent leaders can help spread the word and influence public opinion by clearly expressing reasons and rationale without drawing accusations/charges of incitement, sedition & treason.

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      Accusations are easily manufactured regardless. Everyone posting to this board could easily be indicted or rendered if the authorities saw fit, based simply on association. As we’ve seen already, authoritarian regimes don’t let little things like facts get in their way.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:51 am #

        They already tested the waters and found that people loved the idea of being told to stand on a green dot and wait for permission to step forward. They loved lecturing others to “please wear a mask” because they saw a silly cartoon meme about whose mask protects whom.

        Proof and facts do not sway such people.

        You can show them, using real data, that masks do nothing to affect the rates of infection.

        You can show them where the manufacturer put it on the box.

        You can show people that places with the tightest restrictions on gun ownership have the most shootings.

        It won’t matter.

        Such people can be persuaded of anything.

        • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          Extremely true statement

          Hide bound democrats, about 30%, would say Biden is doing a good job even as he walked them off a gangplank.

          I have “friends” like this, I worry about their sanity.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

            I have “friends” like that too. I don’t worry about their sanity – they are bat-shit crazy (and so fucking smug about it).

        • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

          Yes. The one thing we still manufacture in abundance: consent (to be ass-raped).

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Could it be the hide bound gimmes are that way because they have no choice, no jobs, no skills, no nothing!

          • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            How can they afford their drugs?

    • CrusherMuldoon June 10, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      Weren’t you saying a few ago, “just relax, lay back and enjoy it?”

      • CrusherMuldoon June 10, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        That was directed at mitchellc

        • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          No, he was thinking as a man thinks, not some outraged hen.

          The War is frightening, true, but is also damned interesting. We are being tested to our limits in the forge.

    • workingclasshero June 10, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      What the American Right doesn’t need IMO is a movement populated by Libertarians and old school Conservatives. It needs more Nationalists who are not allergic to using Government power to benefit the NATION.

  31. Armenio Pereira June 10, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    To flee l’ennui – that’s the name of the game
    We do it – the Universe does it
    You can elaborate – there’s no need to complicate
    The Everlasting Dissatisfaction keeps things in motion
    That’s all there is to it – it’s all we ever need to know.

    (to be forgotten is to be forgiven)

  32. Armenio Pereira June 10, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    That the plutocrats, kritocrats, kakistocrats, “democrats”, faucicrats, gate-o-crats and other schwab-o-crats are insufferable SOBs is by now a more than widely agreed upon opinion (in these circles, I mean); eventually we will have to move on from there and do something, or nothing.

  33. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 11:55 am #

    Here’s part of a really sad essay by Stacey Rudin. Stacey is one of the journalists who has been on top of the farce of the scamdemic from minute one.

    “I know it’s painful and troubling to admit that our entire COVID response was a waste of effort and that it caused the most damage of any public policy ever openly enacted in history. I know it’s disturbing to consider the fact that your political “team” went on board with this. Then you have to wonder whether you’re really “the smart ones.” You have to wonder whether you owe some sort of reparations to the people who were harmed by your actions. You have to wonder where we go from here, when the people you trusted were either totally inept or pure evil.

    This is all very hard but it is what needs to be done. They sold you on lockdown by telling you a one-city lockdown in China eradicated the disease from the entire country. That was absurd. You were scared and so you bought it. Now we are here two years later and your kids are still hearing about COVID, your life is continually disrupted, travel is more difficult, communities are more divided, and people like me are accusing you of causing harm. You hurt people and you need to first acknowledge that fact, and then examine how this occurred and search your soul for the reasons you are okay with this.”

    https://brownstone.org/articles/i-cannot-believe-its-come-to-this/

    • mitchellc June 10, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      The purpose of war is to kill or disable the opposition to a degree which allows the imposition of policies favorable to the victors.

      Since covid was simply just one particular theater of battle in the war over the future of humanity, why would the elite (and their useful idiots) ever apologize for what in their view was a tremendous, smashing success?

      As an aside, in response to a question above about why certain people cannot see what is occurring, two points. One, as noted above, the elite are perfectly aware; it was intentional and deliberate.

      Two, regular people – the kind who actually believe a mysterious sky doG personally cares about their individual welfare – are so thoroughly imbued in indoctrination that they may never break free of their mental prison.

      But some certain % will, which is why one must patiently guide them with foreknowledge of the classic pych coping mechanism of denial, negotiation, anger, depression and acceptance.

      • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Mitchellc, I believe you’re wrong in lumping the indoctrinated with people who believe in God – although obviously there are some whose belief is the result of indoctrination. Like most of your kind (by that I mean people who believe we’re walking bags of meat and there is nothing but the material world) you can’t wrap your mind around people who have two sets of beliefs – one set that pertains to science and the material world, and what can be discovered in a laboratory, and another that pertains to the metaphysical world. You discount the existence of anything but the material, but people have had experience of an immaterial aspect of the world since . . . forever. You can deride it, but people who have had such experiences are not going to dismiss what they have perceived with their own senses simply because you haven’t had any such perception.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

          I saw one of those health and science segments on the nightly news, back when I watched the news pretty regularly.

          They talked about a new study showing that “some people can feel music”.

          My first thought on hearing that was “Wait. There are people who CAN’T?”

          • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

            Beryl, I must say, that was exquisite!

          • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

            Beryl, I’ve known two people to whom music was just a bunch of meaningless random sounds. Like Mitchellc’s feelings about religious belief, they felt it should be dispensed with as a pointless distraction from more important activities that, as one said to me, “actually produce something.”

          • cbeard June 10, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

            People who can’t feel music are sad specimens, but they exist. It’s one of the main reasons I am still a sane, functional individual. Music that is. Listening, writing, performing, studying. There is truth to the statement that when people are making music together they aren’t inclined to fight with one another.

          • elysianfield June 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            ” There is truth to the statement that when people are making music together they aren’t inclined to fight with one another.”

            …Said the Beatles, the Stones, and every other mega band…ever….

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

            And see music too. And tell you what color a certain piece is – although in my experience, not all pieces of music are associated with a color – but almost all have texture.

            Synesthesia, evidence that perception is primary.

        • CrusherMuldoon June 10, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          @Rowdypig and Michelic: 40 years of studying Christian apologetics have led me to believer in the ‘skygod” that Mitchelic scoffs at.

        • MaryQueen June 10, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          I see more atheists falling for the covid hoax than anyone else.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

            Yes, people who are certain that they “know” are frequently the stupidist of people.

          • messianicdruid June 11, 2022 at 9:36 am #

            On the bone not much does the blackbird leave.

        • Anthea June 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

          At a certain level, the “supernatural” power to perceive the spiritual (non-physical) realms is no more “supernatural” than the ability to tell right from wrong, beauty from ugliness, music from noise, malice from warm and generous affections, a developed intellect from an undeveloped one, a cultivated person from an uncultivated one, etc.

          You can even more or less prove the superiority of the one over the other, in that one leads to life and happiness, and the other to misery and death.

          At another level is the ability to create these beatiful things, these refinements.

          It is also reasonable to believe that these good things come from somewhere. The definition of God a “Being Itself”–which I think was something Duns Scotus said–doesn’t leave any room for not believing in God.

          It is absurd to believe that there is nothing beyond the material world, given the very limited range of our sense perceptions. That would be like not believing in radio waves–just as nowadays we have people who don’t believe in mathematics. A person with low intellectual abilities may indeed view the ability to do math as a supernatural power, or even as entirely bogus.

          It is as difficult for those of us who have these (rather ordinary) powers of discernment to grok the fact that there are those don’t as it is for a person of normal intelligence to grok the fact that there are people who don’t believe in or understand math.

          The possibilities of spirituality go much further than that, of course, and direct knowledge and experience of spiritual realms is possible.

          • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

            When the so-called sages can actually answer the questions we’re asking, let me know.

            The religious don’t really bellieve what they are trying to talk about is real, as in real enough to be measured and known.

            As a deeply religious atheist, when I tell them what they speak of is true, they become furious, absolutely furious. Yet they still can explain nothing. It is a vexation.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            The inability to perceive the spiritual realm is a blanket pulled over our minds all too often by the religions claiming to show us the way to the spiritual realm.

            “Yeah, you can get there – but only if you ride our bus. And if you say you’ve seen the elephant, but don’t have our ticket stub, you’re crazy.”

            And of course the arrogance of materialism deserves a big share of the blame for separating us from our birthright.

          • Anthea June 11, 2022 at 1:21 am #

            @ Alzaebo:

            What questions were you asking?

            To speak of measuring the spiritual is, I think, to try to use material-world concepts where they are not applicable. How much does a radio wave weigh? Where, exactly, is an electron? (Electrons have no location, just a probability of a location.)

            If you think about it, numbers are a pure abstraction; they don’t exist at all. There’s no such thing as a “two.”

            You can make breakfast for your kids, but the thing you’ve done can’t be measured strictly in calories. It probably can’t be measured at all.

          • Jarek June 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

            The electrons have no location? Or we just can’t know it? Are these two the same?

            Just like Christ’s injunction, To love your enemies supposedly means we have no enemies – thus negating the statement.

            Elections have no results? Or we just aren’t allowed to know for days or weeks?

      • kendar667 June 10, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

        The God crowd is not necessarily the indoctrinated group, at least not in the manner you are describing. Probably best to separate the concepts.

        There is some group of people, maybe 30% that don’t believe anything .gov and the MSM are pushing – everyone on this board for example. This group includes people that have a faith or religion and those that don’t. Just read through the comments and you will see this. Then there is another group of similar size that believes everything they are told and have no skeptical or inquisitive gene whatsoever, also comprised of religious and non-religious sorts. We’ve all met them – from PhD atheists to diehard Catholics that are 100% in lockstep with their “elite” masters, gleefully so. And finally there is the squishy 40% that doesn’t know what to believe or doesn’t care. This is the “I just got the jab because I want to go on my next cruise” bunch.

        The real goal is reaching some portion of the 40% crowd in any red pill attempt. The true lefty believers are a lost cause and a waste of time.

  34. Jarek June 10, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    During the takeover of the Episcopal Church, a few conservative members tried to fight back. One such asked rhetorically, Do you know what Gay men do? He began to tell them. He was quickly relieved of the mic. The good people didn’t want to know…..

    A few individual churches managed to get away, some joining Catholicism or Orthodoxy. But by and large, the rebels triumphed, and bore away the prize. Whether many young people will be interested in what they peddle is another question. If the Church is the world, why bother going? These nice old people found their unsteady way to the truth, and helped the Cause. So they’re fine, and their churches don’t have to be burned. But attend? What for?

    • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      I personally don’t know of any gay or lesbian who started attending church because a lesbian pastor was installed. Maybe some of the younger members of the church decided not to leave once the church became more PC, I don’t know.

      But it doesn’t draw any new members , from what little I’ve seen.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

        Beryl, that’s classic woke/PC. A church goes woke. The traditional, normal members leave, and the people being targeted don’t come. Same with the armed forces. The southern white working class boys no longer apply, and the sexual perverts aren’t interested in being cannon fodder.

    • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      The irony is that, in imagining themselves being benign and inclusive, they drove away their lifelong parishioners. The people for whom they opened the doors wanted entry only in order to destroy the church, not in order to attend it. Having accomplished that, they depart and leave behind the empty husk. A church (and, really, any other entity) that draws no lines of any kind is not attractive to anyone. Islam is still gaining converts because they refuse to bow to modernism. While I’m not in any way attracted to Islam, they have the winning strategy. Saying, in effect, “well, God changed his mind and he’s really ok with homosexuality, divorce, etc.” is decidedly and demonstrably NOT a winning strategy.

      • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Just so. Want to fill up your empty, dying Catholic Church? Start a Latin Mass.

        • Anthea June 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          You can see that in my area. All the local Catholic Churches are returning to the Latin Mass. I’m told that the younger priests have been instrumental in restoring traditionalism. Even the Catholic Church in our nearby college town is returning–and this after spending the last fifty years or so being cool and hip, to try to attract the college kids.

      • Hereward the Woke June 10, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

        I kind of respect Islam. It’s not my thing, but they actually fight for their beliefs. I always find it funny how the lefties don’t even bother trying to force on them the kind of crap they push on to us. Try to push transgenderism and vaxxes on to Muslim kids and you can say goodbye to your retirement.

        • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

          I agree, there’s something there to respect – firm beliefs that they adhere to no matter what we throw at them. I don’t support the beliefs, but I admire their steadfastness and wish we had some. And I understand the “Pope” has just made the Latin Mass all but impossible to celebrate, a real and pointed slap in the face to faithful Catholics. If you believed in what you were told when you were catechized, and tried to adhere to the church’s teachings, you must be feeling like a real chump when they now keep telling you “never mind, we didn’t mean it.”

      • messianicdruid June 10, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

        What Jude said.

      • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

        “Having accomplished that, they depart and leave behind the empty husk.”

        Sounds like vulture capitalism.

        Vulture Christianity?

  35. laceration June 10, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Chaos! Where is Maxwell Smart when we need him?

  36. Fireside Chats June 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    The past two years have been an acute attack on humanity, not just an attack on America.

    “They” — the global leaders — need distractions and chaos until they can crown their false messiah for the world, a.k.a. the final Antichrist.

    He will have a seven-year reign. This was all prophesied years ago (including in the Bible). For more info, see writings by St. Paisios of Mount Athos, St. Justin Popovich of Chelije, and Bishop Athanasios Mitilinaios of Greece.

    The God-Man Jesus Christ has given all of us this time to repent.

    • messianicdruid June 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      “He will have a seven-year reign.”

      Futurism Reigns.

      “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

      “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

      “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

  37. Kevvia Knack June 10, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

    I saw Adam Schiff in the West Hollywood Pride Parade last weekend. Ugh, he’s really smug-looking. The anti-cop protestors were annoying, too. I swear to God they are deranged.

    • Islander June 10, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

      Schiff is a conceited, supercilious ass.

      At the same time he kind of looks like an angry bunny!

      No insult intended to asses or bunnies!

      • beantownbill. June 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

        You’re too kind. No sarcasm intended.

    • malthuss June 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

      standard hotel incidents?
      trafficking boys?
      murder?

      Im in el ay. Biden was here Thursday.

      • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

        I noticed a distinct lack of detail re the Summit of the Americas.

        L.A. talk radio seemed embarrassed to even mention it, even with uber-Democrat Bill Handel yammering with excitement for the J6 Stalinpalooza.

        Still, at least the radio people were kind enough to tell us to stay away from downtown- warning, or threat?

  38. Paula D June 10, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

    The internet allows our overlords to track our reactions to their bullshit.
    What they have found is that a substantial number of citizens are blithering idiots so they have ramped up the absurdities.
    In 2020 they were still going along with common knowledge mostly, so they had a Patient Zero and they “tracked the spread” and they didn’t pretend that a respiratory virus could spread in the summer and they still acknowledged that having a disease and recovering provides immunity and that there is a thing called “herd immunity”.
    In 2021 they rolled out Delta in the summer and told us kids were especially affected even though they were not in school.
    Later on they “discovered” a new variant in South African and a week later told us it was all over the world. How? They didn’t bother making up a reason because they now know they don’t have to. And they have a boatload of idiots convinced that recovering from a disease doesn’t provide immunity but the 5th booster does.
    And now they tell us that a new disease is spread by sexual contact so we have to wear masks in public?
    I swear they are testing to see if there is any limit to majority idiocy.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      Ha, Paula.

      I wonder where they will tell us to wear masks for Monkeypox?

    • Jarek June 10, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Well we need to wear them down there. Why not since we already have them sitting around? They will prevent babies, Paula!

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

      Yup, they’re pushing the boundaries of stupid. And far too many are eagerly following.

  39. JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

    How much inflation can we tolerate to get rid of the Dems in the fall?

  40. Soul Forensics June 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    Headline from The Canadian Press:

    “112 cases of monkeypox in Canada, all of them among men.”

    Of course they couldn’t use one extra three-letter word “gay” before men. But then that would’ve also changed the meaning of men, as well.

    Globalist puppet Dr Tam says that in addition to bumholing (OK, she didn’t phrase it like that), one could catch the disease by contact with bed linen. So much for the hotel industry the next year or two.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 10, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      Dr. Tam’s line is a bit too reminiscent of how we were all going to catch AIDS from toilet seats in the 80s.

  41. kendar667 June 10, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

    The Monkey Pox sham could easily be a cover for the vax death wave that is just now starting. SADS (sudden adult death syndrome) is likely the same. What we need to ask is whether all those dying were jabbed up with the covid shots.

  42. Kevvia Knack June 10, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

    Summer 2022: Shootings nationwide with a prominent politician or noted figure assassinated (not by me, I’m merely predicting). Fall 2022: Recession/ Panic. People will be cutting back on spending after one last summer splurge and the economic s-storm truly will begin.

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

      Pretty good Kevvia, but (I think) you got the timeline of the ‘Ho’s AssAssInNation wrong. She gets offed by “white nationalists” after the election (aka the Blue Tsunami!). Gun grab follows. I think we all know what happens when you try to grab someone’s gun from his sweaty, living hands…

  43. Roundball Shaman June 10, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

    “The made-for-TV January 6th Capitol Riot hearings kicked off last night with tribute video of a whole lot of pissed-off ordinary Americans marching… that fateful day, the final certification ceremony of a blatantly dishonest election was underway after…
    four years of seditious machinations by a weaponized bureaucracy aimed at disabling and destroying the sitting chief executive…”

    Our coverage tonight brought to you by Great Big Pharma ‘The Science!’ and Compliments of ‘The Indispensable Nation!’ Remember, the American Way (or any examination or questioning of it)…(‘and the People said…’) IS NOT NEGOTIABLE! AAAHHH—MEN!’ (And today… AHH-WOMEN… or Whatever…)

    Let’s continue to wrap Our Esteemed Elections Process and Our Esteemed Leaders That It Produces and our National Indispensability in a cloak of spotless righteousness. We do not do wrong because we CAN NOT do wrong. So it has been written. Thus it will be so. Amen… again.

    “Broken economy, broken health, broken military, broken law enforcement, broken culture, broken morale.”

    You left out a few other ‘brokens’. Broken social contract. Broken faith. Broken dreams. Broken trust. Broken hope. A Broken sense of… ‘Broke-ness’. (Wondering, is that the new ‘Woke-ness?).

    Yea, that’s the ticket! Wokeness has had it’s day. Now we move on to ‘Brokeness’. That’s the intended destination after Wokeness, anyway.

    ‘We got ‘Woke’! Then we got Broke. Now all we got left is some Coke (to drink!) and something to smoke (only where legal, of course). We Folk got Woke then Broke with our Toke before They make us all Croak.

    ‘One Toke over the Line, Sweet Jesus’… all right. WAY over the line, these days.

    “Thus: monkeypox…”

    Of course it had to be ‘Monkeypox’. Why? Because They’ve been making monkeys out of us for a very long time now.

    And if we don’t behave… we don’t get our ration of Bananas for the month.

    The Government will just tell us… ‘YES. We have NO bananas. We no bananas today.’ (But we got a new VAX FOR YA!)

    Yes. Making Monkeys out of us.

    And that doesn’t make for many Pleasant Valley Sundays. Or any other days. Are we Monkees, or just Monkeys?

    Time for us all to meet at the station and get on that Last Train to Clarksville.

    Clarksville is a far better destination than the place They want that train to take us.

    Come on. You know the words…

    ‘One toke over the line sweet Jesus… One toke over the line… Sittin’ downtown in a railway station… (Waiting to go to Clarksville)… One toke over the line…’

    • JTinMD June 10, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

      Croaksville

      Good work, RS. I did enjoy it!

  44. Mike G June 10, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    donkey pox

  45. neurodoc June 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

    Update on Monkeypox. This is taken from a very nice article in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service June 1, 2022, Gonzalez, et al.

    1-Monkeypox is a RARE illness that is transmitted only via contact with monkeys, tissue to tissue, or having sex or making out with a human who is infected. The primary infection vector in humans is gay men and people who have attended recent gay or bisexual orgies/raves.
    2-Infection is often asymptomatic and is only RARELY fatal (unlike smallpox).
    3-Many people have cross reactive antibodies to monkeypox via smallpox immunization (the two very different viruses are from the same family and share some antigens).
    4-the tell tale symptom is swollen lymph glands along with a rash or pustules on the face, neck and chest.
    5-Prevention: don’t have sex with monkeys; don’t french kiss monkeys, don’t have sex with gay or bi people who have recently had sex with someone you don’t know; don’t exchange bodily fluids with strangers (oral or otherwise), don’t touch people who have pustules or swollen glands; wash your hands after being in public places.

    The elites are going to try to make this another plandemic, with a vaxx, face diapers, possibly another lockdown, etc., but unless people are really really stupid (no one on this sites, well, maybe one or two 🙂 ), it will fail miserably. Don’t fall for it.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

      Zoos always have sign to wash your hands.

      Good idea!

    • stelmosfire June 10, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

      What are we to do when Hillary dispatches her legions of flying monkeys to rain monkey shit down upon us? Flying monkeys scared the crap outta me when I was a tot.

      • Paula D June 10, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

        They use drones now to spread bioweapons.
        What if they put out drones disguised as monkeys? That would scare everyone into submission.

      • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

        Hell yeah – the ultimate terror weapon.

        Depression era drones.

      • neurodoc June 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        Me too. As a 5-6yr old, I was watching Wizard of Oz with my parents and the witch sent her flying monkeys out. Scared the living hell out of me. 🙂

  46. 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

    “ It’s a dangerous game trying to beat down the population this way, and to what end, exactly?”

    What do failed states have in common? What do third-world states have in common?

    Autocratic, authoritarian, and dictatorial leadership.

    The US is fast approaching third-world status in many realms.

    Law and order
    Inflation//currency strength
    Inventory/supply/availability
    Fair and impartial judicial system
    Fair and legitimate elections
    Trust in government
    Trust in the 4th estate
    Energy supply
    Secured borders
    And so much more

    People need to need the government
    Those in power.

    And good and hard

    • thirdcoastlegend June 10, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

      Note all the stories of law enforcement struggling to source uniforms, motor vehicles, spare vehicle parts, and even ammo.

    • Sean Coleman June 10, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

      Matthew Johnson says he is writing, or has just finished writing, a book about South American dictators. Most peopel, he says, cannot name more than one or two and that is because they were nationalistic and did the best for their people. And contrary to received, the USA never supported them. (That reminds me. In a podcast last year he argued that Argentina had brought the British forces in the Falklands to the brink of defeat and then the Argentine govt was leant on by “the usual sources” (you know who I mean) to surrender.)

      Their dictators were usually military men from humble backgrounds with a genuine desire to serve their nations and not from the comfortable, corrupt elites.

      I agree with him. I can see little connection between Third World governments and the scum of th eearth (a biblical term) in charge of our own countries.

      • 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

        Sean

        Biden is from Scranton

        A poor shanty Irish background

  47. Q. Shtik June 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

    Whew!!, earlier today when I turned on the TV the DOW was down 827 points, now it’s down ONLY 600+. Whew!!, thank God for that!!

    • Q. Shtik June 10, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

      Ooops, spoke too soon. DOW closed down 880.

      • jim e June 10, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

        Picture a bright blue ball
        Just spinning, spinning free
        Dizzy with eternity
        Paint it with a skin of sky,
        Brush in some clouds and sea
        Call it home for you and me
        A peaceful place or so it looks from space
        [A] closer look reveals the human race
        Full of hope, full of grace is the human face
        But afraid we may lay our home to waste
        There’s a fear down here we can’t forget
        Hasn’t got a name just yet
        Always awake, always around
        Singing ashes, ashes all fall down

        • Islander June 10, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

          Excellent!

        • jim e June 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

          Commissars and pin-striped bosses roll the dice
          Any way they fall, guess who gets to pay the price
          Money green, the proletarian gray
          Selling guns instead of food today
          So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
          While the politicians throwing stones
          Singing ashes, ashes all fall down

          • jim e June 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

            Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
            If the spirit’s sleeping, then the flesh is ink
            History’s page will be neatly carved in stone
            The future’s here – we are it – we are on our own
            (On our own, on our own! On our own!)
            If the game is lost then we’re all the same
            No one left to place or take the blame
            We will leave this place an empty stone
            Oh that shinning ball
            We can call our home

          • 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

            Here is where I sit, all cloudy and blitzed
            with the Primo bottles lying everywhere
            Got a guitar in my hand and a Wesson Oil can
            Under my okole for a chair.

            It’s Aloha Friday, no work till Monday.
            Doo be doo, doo doo be, doo be doo be doo be doo

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

          Sounds rather Phillip Larken-ish.

          Or do you claim authorship, jim e?

          • jim e June 10, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

            throwimg stones lyrics annotated grateful

            Bob Weir has sung this line as “Blood for oil, dropping bombs today,” “Drop them bombs, grab that oil today” , “Sell them guns, rape the earth today” , “You can buy a whole goddamn company today” and “You can buy the whole goddamn government today”

        • malthuss June 10, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

          good that Jerry didnt sing it. he was sinking.

      • JohnAZ June 10, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

        Q

        Dow Jones is a forward looking indice.

        It looks forward about six months.

        Why? It anticipates because it moves with interest rates in the Fed. Rate goes up, market goes down.

        Once rates go up, it takes about six months to work into the economy to slow it down.

        Hopefully, if there has to be a recession, it hits about a month before the election.

        Volker put the skids on the money supply in 1980 and we had a two year recession. Powell has already threatened to kick up rates five times this year.

        You better believe Biden is putting the threats on him.

        • jim e June 10, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

          My guess is “The Fed is Bluffing” on rising rates.

          • Anthea June 11, 2022 at 8:52 am #

            Many others have pointed this out, but the Fed is backed into a corner. If they raise rates–enough to be even slightly effective–the economy collapses. The stock market plunges, the real estate market crashes, everyone loses their retirement funds, all the over-leveraged corporations (which is most of the big ones) go bankrupt, and the federal government will be unable to even pay the interest on its massive debt and would default. So: no social safety net, no jobs, no retirement funds, no government ability to fund things like the MIC or health care. Housing would be unaffordable (due to very high interest rates), except for those who could pay cash. The plus side of this scenario would be that inflation would be tamed and the dollar would not become (more) worthless.

            If the Fed doesn’t raise interest rates–to something like around 20%–the dollar becomes worthless, and we’ve got Weimar all over again–or Zimbabwe.

            My opinion: They’ll play around raising rates by teeny tiny fractions of a percent. This, of course, is essentially the same thing as not raising rates at all.

            As to how you play this so you can survive, either way, I think the key thing is to realize that fiat money is not a real thing to begin with. So obviously you should think in terms of owning and being able to produce real things.

            On the personal side, I recently sold my house. I didn’t get much for it because it wasn’t worth much. But, for almost the first time in my life, I have money, in the sense that I am not broke. It doesn’t seem real. That’s because it’s NOT real. It’s pure pretend stuff. I can move it from here to there, put it in I Bonds or invest it in this or that, but these activities are, when you come right down to it, mostly fantasy. The real best use for it will probably be to pay the electric bill in years to come.

          • Disaffected June 11, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            They’ll continue to target the money printing into speculative asset prices for the wealthy for as long as they can, while dabbling with interest rates at the margins to reassure unsophisticated investors that “they’re serious” this time about controlling inflation. In truth, they can’t possibly be serious about any of it, or they’d crash the housing markets, which are the last great Ponzi scheme going for the 99%.

            All of which points to the great disconnect: stratospheric housing prices and a volatile employment market make home ownership impossible for many if not most new home owners, but if prices were to come down tomorrow, interest rates would skyrocket in lockstep, making them still unaffordable and putting a whole lot of RE agents, speculators, and not a few bankers out of business.

            Rock, hard place, and the damage done. The US will very soon reap the Ponzi it has sown, and it won’t be pretty. The sad part is that absolutely none of this will register to nearly anybody, and the usual round of finger pointing and “we never could have foreseen any of this coming” bullshit will ensue. Unlike 2008, however, the US doesn’t appear to be in a position to reinflate the damn thing again. Not, at least, using the dollar as a unit of measure. Perhaps the Renminbi?

        • jim e June 10, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

          “President Jimmy Carter nominated Paul Volcker to serve as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on July 25, 1979. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 1979, and took office on August 6, 1979.”

          Thus setting the table for the actor in chief, Ronny Reagan, and his perceived, perceived greatness.

          Thank Yahshua for James Earl Carter,Jr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is no Jimmy Carter!

          • Anthea June 11, 2022 at 9:09 am #

            I was a young adult in my twenties and early thirties during the Volker years. I was thrilled to get an 11.75% mortgage interest rate, which was only possible because it was an assumption. Mortgage interest rates were typically about 18% at that time, if I remember right. On the plus side, high interest rates severely depress housing prices.

            My recollection too is that Volker was absolutely villified for his policy of raising interest rates. (It certainly wrecked the real estate market.) Thing is, was the only possible path to take, in order to keep the currency from turning into Zimbabwe bucks.

          • Disaffected June 11, 2022 at 9:51 am #

            Read an economic analysis a few years back that concluded mortgage interest rates and housing prices were directly inversely coupled. Rates go down, prices go up, and vice versa. No free lunch once again, and a reminder that setting interest rates basically amounts to a finger on the scale for home sales.

            The government has been pushing home sales thru low interest rates for three decades now, as home ownership is the last remaining illusory “wealth store” for the working class, and perhaps more importantly, basis for taking on even more unpayable debt.

            In other words, the housing bubble is the last remaining delusion that everything’s still OK in the great debt ghetto that the US has become. Any adjustment in housing rates and prices toward actual reality would be the final – spectacular – death knell for the entire western Ponzi scheme.

          • JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            Jimmy Carter won because he was an Outsider.

            He was one of the most intelligent Presidents we have had.

            He tried to handle a lot of the same problems Biden I’d facing now, inflation, high interest rates, energy shortages. He actually tried to correct things, remember the 55 mph limit? He was not real popular with the folks for his fixes.

            The Deep State hated him for it. He acquired the worst president moniker from the Deep State, his own Dem. Party.

            His appointment of Volker, a hard line conservative to finally squeeze inflation out of the economy was not received well by his own party. The resultant recession was a tough one, but it got the job done. The inflation monster has been kept in its bottle pretty much since then. Good Fed management has kept it low.

            Until now! Continued low rates in the face of supply shortages have given us a growing money supply. That is inflation.

            Biden, as a former legislator, does not have the cojones to correct the problems. It will be his downfall and eventual destruction of his legacy. Well deserved.

            In the meantime, without necessary action, America spins in the toilet bowl.

            Klaus Schwab is salivating.

          • Jarek June 11, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

            Volker, a Globalists like all Capitalists, “The wages of the American people must fall.”

            We have to compete with coolies in other countries you see. How do you do that? Oh, by becoming a coolie.

            John likes!

  48. Kevvia Knack June 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

    He was riding in a red T-Bird convertible if I’m not mistaken. I’m sure his red face got even redder from the sun. He does resemble a rodent, like he wants to gnaw on something.

  49. Kevvia Knack June 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

    Discussing Adam Schaffer here. My posting was meant as a reply

  50. Kevvia Knack June 10, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

    Schiff not Schaefer. Auto spell. Oh god I can’t handle technology at the moment. Bye for now

    • jim e June 10, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

      “He was riding in a red T-Bird convertible ”

      Sounds a little like JHK’s colleague, the one and only, Hunter H. Thompson.

      • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

        ‘S’ Thompson?

        • 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

          Hunter H Biden?

          • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

            OMG!

    • malthuss June 10, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

      what about the dead black men at the donors house?

      what was that guys name?

  51. David Webb June 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

    The dems have the same plan for global hegemony over Russia that they have for the liberal fascist takeover at home. If they can’t win, they’ll flip over the Monopoly board, and then burn down the house for good measure.

    • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

      They’ll try, anyway. Russia’s house is built very sturdy and fire proof. The US, an ancient tenement ready to fall down on under its own weight.

      • Redneck Liberal June 11, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

        Are you about ready to move to Moscow, Dis? Anyone else who loves Putin & Russia so much?

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

      Sounds a lot like what Putin is alleged to have said about Obama’s foreign policy: to knock the pieces off the chess board, shit on it, then strut like a rooster, crowing about his win. Don’t know if he said it, but I hope he did.

      • Alzaebo June 11, 2022 at 8:44 am #

        Chess with a pigeon!

  52. MaryQueen June 10, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

    Another great article, James, thank you.

    I have a very visceral reaction to seeing pics of Liz Cheney. I always have! I wonder if it’s my gut detecting she’s a low-vibrational energy vampire and an all-around ghoul? I wonder if she can out-evil her gruesome father during her lifetime? Time will tell!

    I am still waiting for dupes such as Rednut Libt*rd to tell me how an organized group of people conduct an insurrection w/out any weapons on hand, and assisted by capitol police who ushered them in.

  53. CrusherMuldoon June 10, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

    So,Monkeypox is associated with rough queer male sex, eh? Kinda ironic for that to happen during “Pride Month” LMFAO

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

      Obviously evidence that we need to do more, much, much more, to nurture and protect the most vulnerable among us – the perverts.

  54. Wizard of the Saddle June 10, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

    China’s “cultural revolution” lasted about 10 years….and then the madness finally passed and China spent decades recovering from that foolishness.

    America is essentially going through the same thing. It kicked off in 2016 with Trump Derangement Syndrome and we are now 6+ years into the madness. It’s going to take until 2024, at a minimum, for it to completely pass, but I am beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel, I think.

    What transpires this November will be very clarifying.

    • 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

      Tell that to DelRio

      • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

        LOL! Excellent point! The only “clarification” forth coming will be more of the same. This is a generational sea change/tsunami. The youngsters have chosen enslavement, bless their little hearts.

        • 100th Avatar June 10, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

          Ding
          ?
          Ding
          ?
          Ding
          ?

          The old will be punished
          The young will know why

      • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

        A Las Vegas court has ruled in favor of Jon Gruden’s lawsuit going forward.

        They sure buried that guy for telling the truth about Demarcus Smith.

        ‘Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires’

        Hilarious.

        No, no, no, Jon, your done!

        • Disaffected June 10, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

          Wouldn’t it be great to see the pugnacious Gruden be the one to finally challenge and defeat all this childish cancel culture, especially as it relates to honoring employment contracts? He’s riding a giant wave of anti-NFL sentiment currently, so he might just be able to pull it off. More likely they’ll settle, though. They’ve got deep enough pockets to make it just go away, especially since discovery would likely lead to all sorts of other uncomfortable truths being exposed. Plenty of those out there dangling anyway.

          • tucsonspur June 11, 2022 at 5:32 am #

            It sure would. I like the game of football, but the money side of it has become such an obscenity with those mind-blowing contracts. Yeah, sports. The thrill of riches, the agony of poverty, to put it another way.

          • Alzaebo June 11, 2022 at 8:49 am #

            Muh free market
            Now build me a stadium

      • workingclasshero June 11, 2022 at 12:03 am #

        Three cheers for JACK!

    • Blackbird June 10, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

      “…but I am beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel, I think.”

      That light is a train Wiz. By November you should be able to count the bolts holding the headlight to the front of the locomotive. Clarifying indeed.

    • Anthea June 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      There’s a good novel about China’s cultural revolution: “Dreams of Joy,” by Lisa See. Lots of people starving to death.

  55. Nigel Tufnel June 10, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

    From 1940:

    “…..”Give us back our well-worn husk,” they said, “where we were so snug and comfortable.”
    And then they tried word magic. “Conditions are fundamentally sound,” they said — by which they meant to reassure themselves that nothing now was really changed, that things were as they always had been, and as they always would be, forever and ever, amen.
    But they were wrong.
    They did not know that you can’t go home again.

    America had come to the end of something and to the beginning of something else.
    But no one knew what that something else would be,
    and out of the change and uncertainly and the wrongness of the leaders
    grew fear and desperation and before long hunger stalked the streets….”

    Thomas Wolfe
    “You Can’t Go Home Again”

    • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

      Nice, and in a nod to Eliot, I don’t think we are going to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. Last time is more like it.

  56. tom clark June 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

    Status of the 6 senses:

    Sight: pretty good, all things considered. Cataracts will need attention eventually.

    Sound: failing slowly, but I can block out my spouse. by saying What? more often.

    Smell: on the wane. Probably had Covid but refuse to test and get on the bullshit treadmill. Still can smell the lilacs, but they’re pretty pungent to begin with.

    Touch/feel…ok, can still find spouse’s boob.

    Taste…food doesn.t taste like it used to, but that’s the price you pay to keep weight down as you age.

    Balance…shot…no more biking for lil tommie.

    • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

      THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN

      All the world’s a stage,
      And all the men and women merely players;
      They have their exits and their entrances,
      And one man in his time plays many parts,
      His acts being seven ages.

      At first the infant,
      Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
      Then, the whining school-boy with his satchel
      And shining morning face, creeping like snail
      Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
      Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
      Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then, a soldier,
      Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
      Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel,
      Seeking the bubble reputation
      Even in the cannon’s mouth.

      And then, the justice,
      In fair round belly, with a good capon lined,
      With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
      Full of wise saws, and modern instances,
      And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
      Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
      With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
      His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
      For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
      Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
      And whistles in his sound.

      Last scene of all,
      That ends this strange eventful history,
      Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
      Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

      Absolutely marvelous!

      • tucsonspur June 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        That may not have cheered you up Tom, so let me just say keep up the humor and hang tough.

      • beantownbill. June 10, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

        You can’t beat the Bard when it comes to the written word. Just can’t.

  57. Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

    J6 news:
    Marjorie Taylor Greene has the video to prove it.

    Ashli Babbit was trying to STOP one of the FBI/Antifa plants from breaking the window. In the whole crowd, there were only 3 or 4 trying to incite violence and break in.

    She grabbed his backpack strap and pulled, then punched him in the face as he was hitting the glass. She was shot seven seconds later.

    For trying to stop him.

    The interesting thing is, ’twas Pence who refused to not certify the Steal.

    The prestaged “riot”- Antifa was caught on video changing clothes to MAGA camoflague, and receiving weapons inside- was timed to interrupt exactly when the Republicans were about to vote on decertification and a recount.

    Pence’s guy took the fall for shooting Ashli, although the bracelet worn by the shooter matches that worn by R. Cummings, a black Congressman.

    They needed a fatality.
    This whole thing glows hotter than Chernobyl.

    • Alzaebo June 10, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

      Addendum: a government investigator was murdered two weeks after making a video where he raged about the robotic Pence being a very, very deep dish of Pizzagate.

      As in, strangling them to death while raping them Pride style. Dozens.

      We cannot verify such outlandish claims, as his home was sacked during the murder.

      • Alzaebo June 11, 2022 at 9:00 am #

        I regret and apologise to our host, please delete the second sentence of, or the entire, second comment re our former vice prez.

  58. Declaration of Independence June 10, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

    “It’s a dangerous game trying to beat down the population this way, and to what end, exactly?”

    DIVIDE & CONQUER

  59. mikeyfav June 11, 2022 at 12:21 am #

    Another winner! Spot on,JHK! Keep ’em coming!

  60. Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 4:07 am #

    So in celebrity vax-injury-and-death news:

    Shortly after his wife had serious blood clots, it looks like Justin Bieber now has facial paralysis.

    https://newspunch.com/fully-vaccinated-justin-bieber-struck-by-facial-paralysis-following-wifes-blood-clot-and-stroke/

    • Hereward the Woke June 11, 2022 at 9:43 am #

      I’m sure we’ll be hearing about a mysterious new illness making the rounds: Crappy Popstar Frozen Face Syndrome. Followed by dozens of “experts” pontificating on what might be causing it.

      • SpeedyBB June 11, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

        Hereward, while I never succumbed to Bieber-Fever , I’ve followed news reports ever since the curious and unexpected blood clot on the missus’ brain was reported.

        The media and their pet experts have turned it every-which-way-but-loose in the effort to ‘splain it away WITHOUT touching in any means, manner, form, style or fashion on what the obvious cause is. News reports never never mention the mRNA or even the word “vaccine” in covering these dopes’ fairly serious medical travails.

        What IS interesting is that the hundreds of comments in those websites that allow them do blow the whistle. They are on the warpath and bear down, over and over, on the likely culprit. Even MSM-associated “Comments” sections are no longer filtering out the anti-mRNA accusations, which I find revealing.

        • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

          I can only say that it is surreal to watch this play out.

          They really are killing and maiming people en masse.

          It is one thing to read tabout it, see them try to hide the data, and listen to honest experts like Yeadon and co. talk about what is coming, but it is another to watch it occur.

          • GreenAlba June 11, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

            I have mentioned already my small group of six WhatsApp school friends (I withdrew from the group in November). One had a heart attack, but survived, in July 2021. A second super-fit one died of a ‘catastrophic’ heart attack a couple of weeks ago. I’ve just found out today that a third one of the six lost her husband to a heart attack out of the blue in March as well. That’s in a group of six people!

            Someone who joined the group not long before I left it has been in touch with me a few times, otherwise I wouldn’t have known. But believe it or not, none of these people (including the one telling me about the two latest heart attacks) has yet joined any dots – despite me warning them when the boosters started and again when the kiddy jabbing started. I’m going down to York for my friend’s funeral in a week or so and I know that at least three of them will be there, including the one who had a heart attack and the one whose husband had a heart attack – what on earth does one say to these people? They are psychotic.

          • Q. Shtik June 11, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

            what on earth does one say to these people? – GA

            ============

            How about “thank goodness they were fully vaxed.”

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

            GA, yes we also know quite a few people who have died over the past two years with heart issues. Some extended family, some neighbors, some friends of friends.

    • Disaffected June 11, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      LOL! The kids will be emulating his goofy look in three, two, one… In “solidarity,” of course.

    • MaryQueen June 11, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      Keep them jabbies comin’!

      On Twatter, predictably there is a warning: NO VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE BELL’S PALSY.

      LOL. May as well advertise that it does.

      I’ve mentioned several times up here, a friend of mine got Bell’s Palsy hours after the first jab.

      But the true believers will lap it up and ask for more.

      • SpeedyBB June 11, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

        My choice example from a New Yorker apologetic on Cootie-19 was the declaration:

        “Spike proteins are harmless.”

        • MaryQueen June 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

          LMAO, because CNN or Fauxi told him so.

  61. Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 4:44 am #

    This comment is ‘awaiting moderation’, so I’ve stripped the link and reposted:

    Music Made By Hand

    I was getting tired of playing the air guitar all the time and seeing people playing acoustic music/instruments when all I could do was do software synth composition, so when I noticed, quite by accident, that our local mom-and-pop music shop was putting on a guitar sale, I decided on a whim to blindly splurge. Literally, ‘What’s your best deal? Oh ya? Ok, I’ll take it.’.

    Despite the impulse, I seem to have lucked out on the price, features and quality and quite like it so far. Because it’s a hybrid electric, I can also plug it in and through effects and whatnot and make it sound like an electric guitar which it kind of is I guess.

    Learning it is another matter, however, and so far, for the life of me, I don’t know how people actually manage to play these things. Callouses? Really? Well that’s what they say.

    For those interested, it’s this one:
    Recording King RDS-11 FE3-TBR

    Anyone else play or want to play acoustic music? I think our host plays or played something like the fiddle or violin, yes?

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 11, 2022 at 6:21 am #

      Once you train fingers to form chords and move on the frets, you can put guitar down, pick it up 6 months later and play, callouses or no. A month or three of intense practicing gets you started.

      • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 6:24 am #

        Thanks for the tip, Robert!

        Any tips welcomed of course!

      • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 6:26 am #

        Forgot to ask; I presume you play?

        • gustafson.robert.22 June 11, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          Yes, I learned the basics at 16 and still enjoy playing. For the record, I like music-software too.

          • gustafson.robert.22 June 11, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            Of course, the musical experience I would value highest is being in a tribal drum-band on the savannah with one’s brothers, but that was never available to me.

          • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 10:39 pm #

            Ghosts Of Olduvai

            Nice…

            It may be possible to use a guitar as a soft-synth controller.

            In any case, I’m with you about playing in a tribal drum band with one’s people on the Savannah, maybe with some haunting backing vocals.

            I suppose it will all somehow end up back there anyway when we are all very long gone, perhaps as fading echoes of what once was of a lost species and their civilization…

    • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 6:41 am #

      I have played for about 20 years, in a few bands, and made a record.

      The guitar you bought looks like a rip-off of a Gibson J-45, which is the acoustic I have.

      Learning guitar takes a long time. Chords are where you start, but pay attention to the right-technique and rhythm, as these things take far longer to master than chord positions.

      Start learning lead guitar (licks, pentatonics, etc.) as early as possible, as you will develop faster.

      • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 6:42 am #

        “right-technique” should be right-hand techique

      • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 7:33 am #

        Got it, thanks!

        It does look difficult and just placing my hands here and there feels quite awkward. But as it is said, and you suggest, practice makes perfect (or maybe close enough?).

        I am hardly rolling in money, such as for private in-person music lessons, but there seems to be wealth of that kind of thing on You Tube, even if it is not in-person, so that’s where I might go and have already been going.

        As for the guitar, apparently the company is bringing back, or is at least inspired by, 30’s-era (maybe other eras) designs and the particular ‘sound’ they were known for. Looking at your J-45, it appears it came out in ’45. If, to quote a source, ‘The J-45 is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic of all time’, it would seem to make sense to copy it.

        • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 7:36 am #

          ’42 I mean (and according to Gibson’s website).

          • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 10:14 am #

            The J-45 has never gone out of production. It is a staple of the lineup and a classic alongside the various Les Pauls, SGs, 335s, J-200s, etc.

            You don’t really need music lessons these days. The free content on Youtube is quite good and there is something for everyone.

            On YT, “Active melody” is very good if you want to dabble in blues, country, etc. “Guitarlessons365” is also great if you want to learn popular songs.

          • stelmosfire June 11, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            I’m not familiar with Recording King. Quite a few for sale on Reverb. No information as to where they are mfg. I see they have been around for quite a while. Seem to make some nice resonators. Where are they made?

          • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

            I did a little digging and if understood correctly, Recording Kings were Gibsons when the company diversified– perhaps in large part as a result of the Great Depression– and sold the Recording King brand through a distributor known as Montgomery Ward.

            After a time, perhaps when Gibson started doing well again, the Recording King brand folded, but then was resurrected in 2007 as its own California-based company, Recording King, with guitars designed there and made in China.
            Maybe in the process, they acquired some patents and/or other rights from the original brand.

            “Like the AJ, which had been introduced in ’36, the Recording King Whitley had Gibson’s round-shouldered dreadnought body with rosewood back and sides. Also like the AJ, the Whitley had an X-braced top…

            …The bridge was an elegant new three-point design (which Gibson would soon introduce on its J-55 model), and the oversized pickguard was also unique to the model. The only Gibson element the Whitley model lacked was an adjustable truss, which Gibson never installed in anything but a Gibson.

            In the fall of ’39, Montgomery Ward introduced a second Ray Whitley signature model (1028), also an X-braced dreadnought, but with mahogany back and sides…

            …Again, the only significant difference between the Whitley and a Gibson was the lack of a truss rod, and this mahogany Whitley delivers the same power and tone one would expect from a J-35…

            …By ’39, Gibson was enjoying a resurgence of sales of Gibson-branded models… and the company began winding down its contract production. In 1939-’40, 232 mahogany Whitley (1028) models were sold, making it the best-selling Gibson contract model for any outside distributor for that two-year period – a testament to the quality of the model.” ~ ‘Vintage Guitar’

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

            Pretty interesting, Shop.

            For me, all that matters on an acoustic aside from workmanship is that it has a good spruce top, solid mahogany or maple back and sides, and a good nitro finish.

            The nitro finish is pretty important, as it allows the wood to breathe and it is a key reason in why vintage guitars with nitro finishes sound so good after many years.

            The cheaper poly finishes are durable, but muffle the sound too much, IMO.

          • Shoplet™ June 13, 2022 at 12:59 am #

            Good to know and thanks again…

            If recalled, that’s exactly what mine has; Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a thin, water-based, almost matte, finish.
            At the shop, part of my specs were also a guitar I could not only learn on, but grow into and with.

            If I can crash-course myself (doubtful), I wouldn’t mind eventually playing, say in 3 years, for fun and maybe a free drink and/or pocket change ‘for my trouble’, and ideally with 2 or 3 more people with different, complimentary acoustic instruments (flute, xylophone, vocals?), in a nice, tasteful local cafe or pub.

      • BackRowHeckler June 11, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

        Night Owl, any video available out there of your band?

        • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

          Yes, but I would never post it here. These are not normal times.

          • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

            I can understand that, but perhaps you could say something of the style(s) and/or genre(s) of your music?

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 4:05 am #

            Bandwise, mostly post-punk and indie. Most of my bands were influcened by groups like Burning Airlines, Jawbox, Cursive, Swervedriver, SDRE, and others. Also influenced by DC bands like Fugazi.

            Outside of that, in my own time just sitting around the house, I spent a lot of time on Delta blues, country blues, and some blues-based rock like Zeppelin, etc. This stuff is best for truly learning how to play guitar well, and constitutes the roots of most popular music.

            I also like a lot of music from the UK — 80s and 90s bands like Suede, The Cure, The Smiths, etc. And finally some thrash metal from the 80s.

          • gustafson.robert.22 June 12, 2022 at 5:07 am #

            So, Night Owl knows the work of Porl Thompson, the trangendered wah-wah genius.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            Yeah, gus. I do, indeed.

          • gustafson.robert.22 June 13, 2022 at 12:13 am #

            Nice.
            I’ve gone from ’80’s/’90’s indie rock similar to what you describe, to listening to mostly electronic stuff from 2010’s on Spotify.

            Always liked the Cure records Thompson was prominent on best.

            Also the guitar-work on Morrissey’s Viva Hate, a guitarist he only worked with that once, I think.

          • Shoplet™ June 13, 2022 at 12:38 am #

            Sounds cool, Night Owl, thanks for sharing.

            I’m familiar with a little bit of that while some of it seems quite obscure/intriguing.

            Some of my initial guitar-education-related forays online seem to corroborate your point WRT what’s best for truly learning how to play guitar well.
            I suppose, too, that the guitar, as an evolution of earlier instruments, seems kind of enmeshed in those particular musical environments.

          • Night Owl June 13, 2022 at 3:44 am #

            Ah, Viva Hate had some great stuff on it. Looks like it was Stephen Street?

            I always thought it was Alain Whyte.

            Slug, yeah, I got into the indie stuff in college. There isn’t any wild soloing or overly technical playing, but the chord shapes and songwriting structures always appealed to me. Lots of dissonance and use of uncommon diads and triads, octave chords, etc.

            I also like most things that were an outgrowth of (real) punk music. There is a rawness there that is often missing from popular/mainstream music, particularly post-90s.

        • gustafson.robert.22 June 13, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          @NightOwl

          Stephen Street produced Viva Hate, but the guitarist was a guy named Vini Reilly. He does some wild and different rhythmic soloing on Hairdresser on Fire, I Don’t Mind if you Forget Me, and Alsatian Cousin.

          I believe he wanted to influence things more than Morrissey wanted and he got dumped after the album.

  62. messianicdruid June 11, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    Alzaebo said, “When the so-called sages can actually answer the questions we’re asking, let me know.

    The religious don’t really bellieve what they are trying to talk about is real, as in real enough to be measured and known.”

    When you say “measured” you are talking about math, a science [ repeatable ] given to communicate ideas. Kinda like what were doing [k]now. You know version 1.0.

  63. messianicdruid June 11, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    A financialist admitting error. Take a lesson Madam Yellen.

    “To me, economic sanctions look like the last hurrah of a dysfunctional concept known as the west. The Ukraine war is a catalyst of massive de-globalisation.”

    .eurointelligence.com/column/the-west-and-the-rest

    “Babylon is fallen, is fallen.” ‘Is stumbling is stumbling’ would make more sense to us [ after all it is\was prophecy for 1900 + years ] .

    • mitchellc June 11, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      I said at the very beginning of the war that its outcome would be tantamount to Waterloo for whoever lost.

      It’s like a slow motion version of the Titanic; the mortal blow not immediately recognized nor understood.

      Forget globalization – the most significant outcome will be break away republics appealing to Russia for (nuclear) protection against imperial retaliation.

      • BackRowHeckler June 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        I had no clue how dependent Europe was on energy from Russia, and how important Russia is as a producer of grain for world markets. It makes all these ‘Shock and Awe’ Sactions, Embargos and Boycotts leveled on Russia by the EU and the USA look pretty stupid and counter productive.

        • Mac June 12, 2022 at 9:45 am #

          Trump pointed out the danger and absurdity of NATO’s dependence on Russia and was mocked for it.

    • MaryQueen June 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

      Thanks for the article.

    • Jarek June 11, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

      I saw a clip of that little financial troll (a gnome of Zurich?) raising the Rainbow Flag at the Fed, while employees stood with their hands on their
      hearts.

      Men without chests. Women without breasts. I assume she’s smarter than she sounds because her tone of voice and the things she says denote a moron.

  64. malthuss June 11, 2022 at 10:47 am #

    The leader of Sri Lanka banned chemical fertilizer, with predictable results.

    • SoftStarLight June 11, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      Oh I thought was because there were no more grain shipments from Ukraine coming in. Thanks for clarifying that! The more you know lol 🙂

      • malthuss June 11, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

        clown world.

  65. Walter B June 11, 2022 at 11:43 am #

    “IF there is a God” Jim? Well there certainly are many of the “spiritually wicked in high places” that hope like hell that there isn’t. It would be the only way that they would be able to simply die and put an end to their sociopathic existences and avoid being consumed by flames of eternal woe. However, I know for certain that God IS real and so is His judgement. Vengeance will be had “either in this world or in the next” as Maximus Decimus Meridius declared so eloquently to an emperor that was nearly as corrupt and decadent as Dopey Joe Biden and his demented court of satanic lunatics.

    I hope that the paychecks and pensions will somehow ease the pain and suffering of those that protect and cater to these dirt bags, for they shall be subjected to both when they find out that their hopes for eternal rest are dashed and the cash and wealth buys them nothing whatsoever.

    • JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      God does not exert vengeance.

      He just stops interceding and lets Mankind destroy himself.

      Then helps pick up the pieces.

      • Walter B June 11, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

        I did not say that God would meter out vengeance my friend, that would be the responsibility of He That Was Cast Out.

    • Anthea June 12, 2022 at 6:14 am #

      Sometimes you almost have to figure that the reason we see so many “spiritually wicked in high places” is because we have such a superabundance of spiritually wicked in low places. Being ruled over by ghouls may well be the natural outcome of having a morally degenerate population.

      Seriously, if you have a general population that aborts millions of babies, devotes a lot of time to Porn Hub and other entertainments that are almost as bad, and seeks to make a living through one or another kind of scam, you might as well summon the demons.

      • Walter B June 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        No doubt, they say the fish rots from the head, but when the tails has rotted as well, pretty much signals the end.

  66. JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 11:52 am #

    Congratulations, Biden Mob.

    We hit $5.00 a gallon average gasoline today. We have made it halfway to your goal of ten dollars.

    I am so happy that as gas continues to rise that you have provided all the needs for our EV future. The grid looks great, as the South starts to sweat out another summer wondering if enough electrical capacity is in place. Oh yeah, by the way, Glen Canyon and Hoover may stop generating this summer, glad we have backups for them too. The good news with this is that finally California may runout of water and electricity. Maybe your Dem. Cohorts in California may finally get the boot they have deserved for so long.

    I appreciate the support you have given to Elon Musk in his drive to promote EV cars. Your support for his acquisition of Twitter to level the social media field is duly noted.

    Folks in the North will appreciate your support with heating costs this winter. Also, with the conversion to electric heat, costing three times as much. Hint, hint, heat pumps do not work in the north.

    You have handled the AGW situation so well, I am looking forward to seeing how you handle the loss in Ukraine. Or the Sino-Russia energy conglomerate forming up. While you have been playing games with the WEF boys, the world has passed you by, and we are becoming the dark skinned third world country you cherish so much.

    You are batting 100%. You have failed in every policy you have introduced. Amerika is on its way, not due to your expertise, you have none, but due to your incompetence in every field.

    The most disgusting thing to me is that 30% of the people in this country still believe you are doing a good job. WTF? Stupidification has taken deep roots in the country.

    • beantownbill. June 11, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      Not entirely accurate about heat pumps, JAZ. Our condo is heated by one. Our only bill is for electricity. That includes heat, hot water, washer/dryer, cooking, lights, and refrigerator.

      Being older, we need more heat and A/C. We keep our house at 72F during the day and 70 at bedtime. Like our RAV4 SUV, it is a hybrid system. Heat pumps are great down to 35 degrees, and then it can’t keep up with the lower temperatures. The hybrid part kicks in then with baseboard electric, which is expensive, but because there’s little electricity used above 35 degrees, the cost averages out. Our utility bill last year totaled around $1,400 for the whole year – and keep in mind what it includes as per above. With heating oil at its present price, a tankful costs, what? $1,000 or more? Our electric bill spring and autumn months are around $80/mo. Furthermore, the heat pump puts out even temperature so we don’t adjust the temperature if we go out, just before and after bedtime.

      It’s about good as it gets. Of course, should the grid go down, it’s all over. But we have a fireplace, too.

      • JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

        Heat pumps do not work in the north in the winter when they are needed, <35 degrees.

        Better?

    • mitchellc June 11, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      The Trojan horse was simply a metaphor for infiltration and sabotage; the oldest tactic in the book. “Let’s us join, we want to be just like you.” And the target civilizations fall for it time and again.

      The nation’s adversaries never had any intention of adopting and integrating. Rather they waited until they held every institutional position, then threw away the rule book.

      However, history isn’t static, the book isn’t simply closed on some final chapter. The prize is never secure as challenges emerge to contest the rule.

      The US as an integrated whole is done; defeat in Ukraine assures that outcome. What happens next is messy and disorganized as rival groups consolidate geographic regions to consolidate and protect their territory.

    • stelmosfire June 11, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      New design heat pumps such as a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim will efficiently provide heat down to -13 F. Old heat pump units were not efficient and resorted to resistive electric heat at temperatures below maybe 32 F. I have one and it pumps out plenty of warm air even when it’s below zero outside. Air at negative temperatures still contains lots of heat. Geo-thermal heat pumps are the way to go but expensive up front. My oil tank holds 275 gallons and oil is $5.59 right now. $1500 to fill it. I’ve burned through a tank in 3-4 weeks during a nasty month such as Feb. 2015. Now I have the choice of oil, natural gas, and the heat pump. Last year I burned less than a tank of oil for the whole winter.

    • SoftStarLight June 11, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

      Well yeah, but hey 70% (and honestly it’s probably more) of the people are not happy with the current situation. Biden is more of like a mask I think. The people behind the mask or curtain have been very successful. But they are overreaching too and thus your anger and disgust.

    • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

      “Congratulations, Biden Mob.

      We hit $5.00 a gallon average gasoline today. We have made it halfway to your goal of ten dollars.

      Wow, that ‘Biden Mob’ has some serious juice. It seems that it’s not only pushing US gas prices through the roof, but gas prices everywhere, around the fecking planet! That’s some reach.

      Then again, it COULD also be the rapaciousness of international oil producers…

      “The authors of the Center for American Progress post wrote that, in the first quarter of 2022, these companies “brought in more than 300 percent more in profits than in the first quarter of 2021. That is a total of more than $35 billion in profits in just three months.”

      See? Not everything is a Democrat/WEF/George Soros/Bill Gates/Michael Mouse conspiracy.

  67. Jarek June 11, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

    Barnhardt

    God sings Never My Love by the Association with notes by Barnhardt

    You ask Me if there’ll come a time
    When I grow tired of you
    Never, My love
    Never, My love

    You wonder if this Heart of Mine
    Will lose Its desire for you
    Never, My love
    Never, My love

    What makes you think love will end
    When you know that My whole life depends
    On you (on you) [His existence in absolutely no way depends on any of us created beings, ever. Ever.]
    Never, My love
    Never, My love

    You say you fear I’ll change My Mind
    And I won’t require you [He does not REQUIRE any of us. He is God. He requires nothing. That’s the point…]
    Never, My love
    Never, My love

    How can you think love will end
    When I’ve asked you to spend your whole life
    With Me (with Me, with Me) [Exactly true, and note the Triune repitition…]

    Jarek: From the Thomist pov, we are “accidents” meaning that we need not be, that we are contingent not essential. But that’s different from the modern meaning of accident which Aquinas would reject as does scripture. He planned us and thus knew us before He created us – like an architect the building to be that he already loves.

    • SoftStarLight June 11, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      Oh i like that song! Yeah it’s hard to imagine that we are accidents. Just at the very basic level it seems really improbable that we would exist without a creator. Like how all the elements and water could come together to make us in the first place without a design and intention.

      • Jarek June 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        I’m glad that you like it and that your faith is strong. How ignorant are those who believe it is all just by chance – as if a tornado passing by a junkyard could leave a 747 in its wake.

        • beantownbill. June 11, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

          I don’t know if there’s a creator or not, but if one knows physics and chemistry, one can see that everything that is now can be explained as inevitable from those sciences – no need to get mystical about it.

          We may never know for sure whether or not there’s a creator, but I believe the answer will lie at the time of creation. We haven’t been able to see back to time =0 yet. Maybe we can eventually.

          • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

            “I don’t know if there’s a creator or not…” ~ beantownbill

            You don’t???!!!

          • elysianfield June 12, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            “We may never know for sure whether or not there’s a creator”

            Bill,
            Natzofast…the actuarials suggest that we both will find out…soon.

        • Night Owl June 11, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

          I have moved back into this camp as I age.

          To me it all seems like a test.

          • Blackbird June 11, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            The mind-blowing improbability of it all – especially life – pushes me in the direction of a creator, or at least a conscious universe.

            As I should have said further upstream, consciousness is primary (not perception). If there’s a Big Bang and no one hears it, did it happen? I’m guessing “no”.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            The repeating patterns are what I find so fascinating.

            Sometimes when out weeding in the garden, I notice that the roots of the weeds look almost exactly like the system of blood vessels in the human body.

            The repetition of mathematical ratios within the body and organisms in general is also quite interesting.

        • Shoplet™ June 11, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

          Is There No Outside?

          What some people seem to want to do is to try to talk about the universe ‘from the outside’, which appears impossible.

          Same idea with their God:

          Their God cannot do anything with the universe without knowing about it, but once they know about it– information leaks– back they go into it.

          And so that appears the paradox.

          If you, whoever you are, were your very own God, then you’d know everything, right?
          But then if you knew everything, then you could move to change it, thereby rendering everything fundamentally unknowable again.

          The Uncertainty Principle.

          ‘Hey, look it’s not an accident after all!
          We have found the truth, the way!
          And we do have a purpose! And here’s why!

          …Oh, oops! It just vanished before our eyes! From our very hands and minds!’

          ————

          “Take this kiss upon the brow!
          And, in parting from you now,
          Thus much let me avow —
          You are not wrong, who deem
          That my days have been a dream;
          Yet if hope has flown away
          In a night, or in a day,
          In a vision, or in none,
          Is it therefore the less gone?
          All that we see or seem
          Is but a dream within a dream.

          I stand amid the roar
          Of a surf-tormented shore,
          And I hold within my hand
          Grains of the golden sand —
          How few! yet how they creep
          Through my fingers to the deep,
          While I weep — while I weep!
          O God! Can I not grasp
          Them with a tighter clasp?
          O God! can I not save
          One from the pitiless wave?
          Is all that we see or seem
          But a dream within a dream?”

          ~ A Dream Within A Dream, by Edgar Allan Poe

          ————

          The German band, Propaganda, did a lovely piece in the 80’s, featuring the spoken-word reciting of this entire poem.

          • beantownbill. June 12, 2022 at 11:30 am #

            Don’t the Hindus believe the universe is their chief God’s dream?

          • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            I like Poe’s poems. There is something about the dark 19th century romanticism of it all that seems very at home for me. It is a beautiful day dream. But my question would be whose dream is it? Philosophically speaking, is it possible for something to be unknown to a being that is all-knowing?

          • Shoplet™ June 13, 2022 at 1:20 am #

            The Cosmos Cake Mix

            beantownbill, I’m unsure about Hindu beliefs, so you might have a better idea about them than I.

            SoftStarLight, I’d like to look into Poe’s work because I might feel similar about that part of it.

            As for, as you write, the ‘being’ part of it, well, there we go again, attempting to anthropomorphize the cosmos… ‘u^

            In any case, perhaps it could be argued that there may be a ‘talking at cross-purposes’ insofar as the cosmos, itself, could be The Being.

            IOW, if you bake, we could use the analogy of folding the being into the cosmos cake mix to make it One.

          • Shoplet™ June 13, 2022 at 2:09 am #

            “Philosophically speaking, is it possible for something to be unknown to a being that is all-knowing?” ~ SoftStarLight

            It’s a contradiction or paradox that I think infinity can resolve at least more elegantly or better than a(n ostensibly-anthropomorphic) ‘being’ from out of nowhere– with no parents, grandparents, siblings or mate, nothing that echoes the beauty and self-similarities of nature/natural phenomena– that supposedly knows everything except what is unknown and/or unknowable.

        • elysianfield June 12, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          “I’m glad that you like it and that your faith is strong. How ignorant are those who believe it is all just by chance – as if a tornado passing by a junkyard could leave a 747 in its wake.”

          Yes, both believers and non-believers are at risk of so being labelled. . An agnostic, such as myself, believes that the 747 would indeed be built, but would be flawed…analog guages, wrong paint scheme…probably get lousy gas mileage….

          • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            LOL

  68. HowardBeale June 11, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

    “If there is a God, when judgment is at hand, a jury in the court of the angels will bum-rush this Party of Chaos into a special hell of an eternal drag queen story hour, featuring Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reading Uncle Remus to an assembled multitude of howling Jacobins, Bolsheviks, and Maoist Red Guards. Refreshments will not be served. Ever.”

    Q.E.D.

  69. Jarek June 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

    no longer exists

  70. beantownbill. June 11, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

    Another question: Could God exist, but not be the creator?

    • SpeedyBB June 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      God perhaps as an Enforcer?

      Along the lines of “…turtles all the way down…”

      • JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

        As God gave Man the power of reason and free choice, enforcer may be too strong.

        Coach.

        Father to 8 billion teenagers.

    • Blackbird June 11, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

      If the God of the religions of the Book exists, then yes, I suspect he has a boss.

      Too “angry and vengeful” to be a real god. And always fucking with us, like a 4 year-old kid with a sleepy little salamander in a terrarium.

      • JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

        Funny you say this.

        Belief in the infinite, eternal life, sorta insists that God has a God, has a God ad infinitum.

        Science is now exploring the concepts of multiverses, many universes in co-existence, infinite universe in universes where our universe is the result of an overstuffed black hole exploding. If so, there are an infinite number of black holes right now. Are they all going to end up universes?

        Is time infinite? Our universe is 12 or so billion years old. That is an inconsequential part of eternity. Are we just a minute part of an expanding universe by universe, universe in universe existence.

        Or is God the ultimate creator, the author of everything.

        No wonder we cannot frame what He is in our minds.

        • Shoplet™ June 13, 2022 at 1:28 am #

          One problem with God as ‘described’ by some is that ‘He’ has no parents.

          So He is a dead-born.

          No parent, no siblings, no grandparents, no mate, no nothing before.

          Just Deadness.

          To me, that flies in the face of eternity and nature and practically everything that suggests otherwise.

          That’s why I think God, as defined or suggested by some, is bullshit.

  71. JohnAZ June 11, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

    God is a name for the creative force of the universe. Not only the creative force but the “force” that runs the place, the author of all those physical laws that science keeps finding.

    I think, therefore I am. The definition of existence.

    We exist, DNA (life exists), the universe exists because something started it all. Call that something what you will.

    I believe every human has a piece of God within themself, as a guide for ourselves. The endless battle for our souls is a life long battle as God’s contract with us is based on our free choice. That battle between our ego and super ego gives us, as a species, the good to bad diversity we see.

    Science is a marvelous expose to the workings of the supreme being, whatever his guise might be.

    Imagine Jesus trying to explain God to the peoples of Israel. Imagine Paul trying to explain to the world what Jesus said.

    We are still trying to explain God to ourselves.

    The transition to God’s domain, death, could be a good thing? Only the dead know, but Jesus taught not to fear death.

    God exists, therefore I AM.

    Yahweh

  72. BackRowHeckler June 11, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

    “You can’t beat the Bard when it comes to the written word”- Boston Bill.

    Not everybody agrees with that sentiment, William. Last year at Penn the English dept. removed Shakespeare from the canon for being racist, Eurocentric and for supporting White Supremacy, and replaced him with some female Afro/Carib author from Cuba. Not to be left behind Princeton moved to cancel Shakespeare from the curriculum as well, for pretty much the same reason. Not long after that the Princeton Classics Dept. announced it would be eliminating many Greek and Roman authors and Philosophers from the study of Antiquities, naming Aristophanes, Socrates, Aristotle, Homer, Juvenal, Levy and many others who have to go, replaced with Great Authors from Black Africa, American Indians pre 1492, and the ‘Gay Community’. (Who apparently all these centuries have been suppressed by the White Patriarchy)

    • beantownbill. June 12, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      Life here is a joke. One way to reinstate Shakespeare is to “prove” he was gay or black.

  73. BackRowHeckler June 11, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

    And this is just conjecture but you could almost bet your ass that at Ivy League Colleges great Russian Authors like Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Solzhenitsyn et.al. are on the sh#tlist — their books stacked up ready for the bonfire.

    • roccofire June 11, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

      You are probably right. Brown University is trying to get rid of the statue of Marcus Aurelius. They have it for the philosophy department being a strong support and write of Stoic principles. The students claim he is a White European Colonizer as well as the other stoics But, some of the others are Egyptian, others from Iraq, Iran, Greece, Turkey, North Africans. So facts don’t matter, Colonizer is the word of the day.

      JHK great article, the hospital supply shortage continues, many staff in our E.D. fear the great uptick in violence, knife car jackings as well as gun. We are always at 102% occupancy but not to fear the guy tweets have stopped. .

  74. zenfugue June 11, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

    JIm,

    Possibly your best closing paragraph, ever!

  75. Slugoon June 12, 2022 at 5:25 am #

    For Night Owl,

    Which guitars and amps are you playing through at the moment? I sold a couple of guitars last year, including my LP, to buy a Fender Ultra Strat with a switchable ‘bucker in the bridge. It’s honestly the most comfortable and practical guitar I’ve ever owned and the only one I’ve had that sounded any better was another Strat with Custom Shop 69s.

    I’m plugging straight into a Fender Bassbreaker 15 (yup, Fender fanboy!) with a Greenback (tried ’em all) and again I can’t see me ever wanting another amp. That with a delay and chorus pedal in the loop… heaven. Hopefully Klaus will ration me just enough leccy to keep those pentatonic blues licks playing.

    When is the CFN band’s first gig? Band name?

    • stelmosfire June 12, 2022 at 7:19 am #

      “Jimmy and the Cranks”

    • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      Two Marshall JCM-800s. One a 2210 dual-channel from the 80s, and another 2204 single-channel short-cab special edition model from ’86.
      I use a 1964A 4×12 cabinet.

      Guitars come and go, but the two I have kept are a late-90s SG Special with ebony board, and a Gibson ES-275, which replaced a 335. The latter was conceptualized more as a jazz type guitar, but I went the Nugent route and use it as a rock machine. Feeds back a lot and has a very musical sound when turned up and distorted. Dimensions are similar to a Gibson Byrdland, for the most part.

      Only pedals I use are a boutique Diamond distortion pedal, and a Boss DD3. I have others, but I am not much for effects.

      • thwack June 12, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

        niggers stole my 66 Gibson es 330 in 2012.

        So if I sometimes come across as bitter and monstrous…

        • Slugoon June 12, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          Not replaced in ten years, thwack?

          • thwack June 12, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

            The Gibson was a gift.

            I actually lost everything because some drug gang backed up a truck to my house and stole all my tools and musical equipment (in broad daylight)

            The Epiphone Sheraton is the only thing they didn’t get; because it was in storage because I never liked it, thats what I play today.

            Ive kinda learned to love it since its all I have.

            Pros:

            Doesn’t break strings

            Can stop a bullet

            Its not a Strat

            Cons:

            Fat ass

            Heavy

            Big ugly headstock

            Its not a Strat

            Actually, I did get a left handed acoustic this year; so I now get to experience a guitar that has correct intonation and can be exactly tuned…

          • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            Damn, Thwack. That is terrible. Reminds me that we need to add a lock on our back door. 🙂

            Although I never liked what Gibson did with Epiphone once they moved them out of Kalamazoo, the Sheraton wasn’t a bad guitar for the price. That headstock is a repro of the original NYC-era Epi vine headstocks from the 50s (back when Epis were very fine instruments).

            I always liked them, personally. Classy.

          • Blackbird June 12, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            White trash stole my drum set (mongrel, but big), my aluminum upright bass, my Ampeg tube amp, and my Hondo electric guitar (yes, go ahead and laugh) – and my coin collection. Left my stuff with my brother and his (demon) wife when I went off on an adventure. Brother and his wife left their stuff – and mine – with friends when they moved downstate. The “friends” said their place got broken into – only stuff stolen was mine, my brother’s, and his wife’s.

            At the moment, whites are way ahead of blacks in the dollar (and sentimental) value of what has been stolen from me. But blacks were the first to attempt to rob me (talked them out of it).

          • thwack June 12, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

            “and my Hondo electric guitar (yes, go ahead and laugh)”
            **************************

            Not laughing Blackbird. When I lost an ugly greet Strat to the pawn shop, I “reflagged” (strug it lefty) a red Hondo with white pickguard that a friend had left at my house. It was kinda like a Telly; a single bridge pickup, one volume, and one tone.

            That thing was great, and I really liked the simplicity; so of course it had to get stolen.

            Guess what happened?

            One of my 5 roommates (white trash dude) who didn’t pay his rent, got kicked out of the house by the landlord; Actually, they all got kicked out except for me. This was an old McMansion in Mclean VA. Five bathrooms and a swimming pool. I placed an ad and got a female roommate.

            Then one day I came home from work and the front door was unlocked. I went in and noticed a side window was broken. In my room I found that my desk top CPU and the Hondo were gone?

            Thats all that was taken?

            When my roommate came home she said none of her stuff was missing?

            Her jewelry, cameras, cash… all there on her dresser?

            I was like “WTF?”

            Somebody broke in my house, and ONLY stole my 7 year old sony desk top and my $100 Hondo guitar?

            I was stumped until I got a call from one of his ex girlfriends who ratted him out.

            You see, “Brad” had the entire basement of the house he used as a recording studio. He was a guitarist/engineer and knew way more than me about music; but the entire time we lived together he would never play with me?

            This was just around the time I discovered Cakewalk for multi track recording. I asked him for help mixing and EQing some songs, but he kinda blew me off.

            But I did give him a CD of some of my songs.

            So to make a long story short, I suspect he was so jealous that he felt compelled to break in and steal my shitty computer and shitty Hondo?

            I also suspect his girlfriend may have mentioned my name one time too many and made him feel inadequate?

            So although I really hate niggers; I still think they are a necessary evil. You need savage bloodthirsty niggers who will flip out and stab, shoot, beat down white men when they act up.

            And this is one white man who deserved it. “Brad” is probably dead by now because I know plenty of niggers who would have beaten him to death for far less.

            The only reason I didn’t is because I couldn’t find him. It was an interesting experience because I could see the fear in the white peoples eyes when I asked them were he was hiding.

            So I’d like to give a big shout out to all the savage bloodthirsty niggers out there who are willing to do the necessary, ugly wet work; so I don’t have to.

            I feel the same way about the Mafia. You need men who can stab other men in the neck, hit them in the face with an ice pick, strangle them with an extension cord and THEN put 3 bullets in the back of their head;

            then go get a slice of pizza.

          • Slugoon June 13, 2022 at 3:06 am #

            Thwack, this is priceless prose! Thanks for the belly laughs.

        • SpeedyBB June 13, 2022 at 7:27 am #

          PROTIP, Thwack: Many sites throw up their hands in horror and their lunch too when that verboten term is used. You get banned, canceled, excommunicated, sent to the salt mines in Siberia, wherever.

          Instead, to squeeze by the vigilant Al Gore Rhythm, try “ni99ers”.

          As in the solemn Richard Pryor quote “Ni99a dead”.

          Works for me.

          • thwack June 13, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

            Speedy, I guess Im involved in a working experiment?

            How did a word that has no legal definition become so dangerous that people are afraid the crops will fail and the sun won’t shine if you say it?

            What is a woman?

            NO!

            What is a nigger?

            If a nigger is a black person (of which I am one) that still does not tell you what a nigger says and does?

            So far the best question I could come up with is: “what does a nigger say and do that nobody else says or does?”

            Seriously; are black people really upset about a word they can’t define?

            Paging Matt Walsh

      • Slugoon June 12, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

        Nice. I had a Plexi a couple of years back. The brightest amp I’ve ever heard, and I mean bright. Dolphins were crashing on Dover rocks. I like a bit of treble since my higher frequencies are shot to bits but that thing was ear-piercing.

        I traded it for a JCM800 (both of these studio reissues by the way) and it just didn’t seem to have any balls. The BB15 ended up stealing my heart.

        What have you got in your 4×12? Don’t you get tired of lugging that thing around or do you have minions?

        • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

          Yeah, I also have hearing loss on the high end. But I was born with hearing in just one ear, so I don’t consider it a massive loss vs. what I started with.

          I am a big fan of the JCM-800, but only the single channel 50w models with the EL34s. Put everything on 6 or 7 and they sound huge.

          The 2210 I have sounds thinner, and the circuit was never quite as good as the 2204. Though some disagree, I guess.

          I have no minions. 4×12 sits in the basement until a show comes around. We have a rented practice space where I can take my pick of stand-ins. Those reissue England-made SV 2×12’s look pretty cool though. Also have a hankering for the LP gold top reissue with P90s.

          Must resist the urge to splurge.

  76. BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 8:14 am #

    Just saw a news report that sez the average EV stands at $60,000 and rising. I suspect $60,000 will get you a sh#tbox, Golf Cart model; anything with any size and substance will run $100,000 and up.

    I know, an EV Revolution is sweeping the planet.

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      BRH

      China is building EVs for less than $10000. Watch you tube to see what they are sending over here.

      They are probably tin cans and reliability problems. So were the first Corollas Toyota sent over.

      The idea that the US manufacturers are going to compete in an everyman EV market is ludicrous. Right now, GM and Ford are going down if they dedicate themselves to Biden and the Mob’s total EV agenda.

      Perfect for the WEF Biden mob. Cars are what made America’s rust belt what it is. Destruction of the car industry almost happened in the 60 to 80s due to Japan. Will China WEF auto consortium succeed.

      Is this an avenue for our global and domestic enemies?

      • Disaffected June 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        Ford seems to be pretty committed. But they’re targeting the high end markets for now. For big city driving, souped up golf carts like the Smart car would be the ticket, but they’d also need to be really cheap. Out west here there really are no good options for people with long commutes, other than – dare I say it – mass transit, car pooling, or telework. Telework is the wave of the future for the white collar class who push ones and zeros around for a living. Added plus: it pushes energy and other costs off on the employee.

        • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

          Mag Lev?

          Electric powered but powered with magnetic fields, almost no operating costs. Unlimited speed.

          Why is the US always behind Japan, Europe and China. China already has mag lev, I am not sure about Japan. I have ridden the TGV high speed between London and Paris, a wonderful experience.

          Why are we behind on everything? The Mob?

          • Disaffected June 12, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

            Why? Because we leave public works projects to the private sector, who won’t do shit unless they can make a killing off it. There is no “us” in the US. Can you imagine how shitty out mag lev would be if we built it using the profiteers? Cost overruns out the ying yang up front and shitty, unsafe, broken down service on the back end to cut corners.

          • Jarek June 12, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            Well said. I remember how viciously John Q Non-public, mocked public works.

            Well hello ten dollar bolts on Navy vessels.

          • Blackbird June 12, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

            “Why are we behind on everything?”

            Capitalism.

      • SpeedyBB June 13, 2022 at 7:39 am #

        When I spent a couple of fun weeks in Yenchang, Jiangsu, a quite prosperous city near the east coast, 90%+ of the two-wheelers you see on the road were electric. The only IC bikes visible were dinky little Police Suzukis.

        But what construction! Imagine lawn furniture. Or an early Cushman scooter. Ugly as sin but nobody was complaining.

        You had to learn real quick to look both ways because they’d slide up on you before you know it.

        Far as I could tell they were all lugging around lead-acid car batteries for power. I asked a local person about battery recycling and was informed that there is a facility on the outskirts of the city.

        Clean blue skies, no motor noise – although I’m a biker and have been since the early 1960s I have to say that quiet machines are the way to go.

        This was in 2017. I wouldn’t be surprised to see evolutionary design leaps in the meantime. The Chinese are clearly serious about the effort.

    • elysianfield June 12, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      I suspect $60,000 will get you a sh#tbox, Golf Cart model; anything with any size and substance will run $100,000 and up.”

      BRH,
      Do not forget that during our depression in the 30’s, some people drove Deusenbergs….

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

        Well E, Duesys were rocking the Straight 8, 265 bhp, smooth as butter and powerful enough to dominate the Indy 500 in the 20s and 30s.

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

        Altho if I were around at that time I think I would have bought myself a Cord, not a Duesenberg.

        Clark Gable owned both.

        • SpeedyBB June 13, 2022 at 7:44 am #

          Tom Mix killed himself in one.

  77. messianicdruid June 12, 2022 at 9:12 am #

    JohnAZ says, “No wonder we cannot frame what He is in our minds.”

    At this late date far too many are having trouble with who He is.

    “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”

    The “piece of God” is the image.

    “Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?”

    We are the temple He made for Himself.

    “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,”

    The calculation of transcendental numbers ? and e, along with the fine structure constant, also known as alpha (?) attest to the authenticity of the text. The identical method to obtain ? and e from separate creation accounts from different covenants is evidence of the oneness of the Bible, and the hand of the Creator in its compilation. [ communication 2.0 ]

    biblegematria.com/pearls-of-wisdom.html

    • messianicdruid June 12, 2022 at 9:14 am #

      ? = pi

  78. JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    Speaking of God:

    The Federal government spends so much time making up laws that no one follows, trying to force people to follow the laws they create.

    Our country has not even reached the point that the people can follow the original ten laws given to us as the basis to a competent society. We are actually going backwards.

    As we continue to stray from the Commandments, we get closer to getting flushed down history’s toilet.

    By the by, which is exactly what the WEF-Deep State folks want.

    Standing up to these amoral secular scumbags in this country and globally is the only way to stop them.

    • messianicdruid June 12, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      “By the by, which is exactly what the WEF-Deep State folks want.”

      They are definitely following the Balaam Plan, teaching God’s people to do things against His law, which brings them into judgement [ chastisement ].

      Numbers 22 – 25 tells the tale. Only the names have changed.

    • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      Yeah. In reality, it seems like we don’t need very many laws at all. There are thousands of laws on the books. Most don’t even get enforced. And many are simply ignored by people who get paid by the public to enforce them. Or judges and all who ignore them. So in other words the more laws there are again it’s like everything gets so incoherent and more arbitrary.

  79. Disaffected June 12, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

    Looks like China has had enough of the US hegemon’s bullshit and is stepping right up and saying so. Signs of the times. Wonder how DC would react if China suddenly had designs on say, Hawaii? The pitiful – former – hegemon is already defeated, it just hasn’t realized it yet.

    China blasts US ‘bully’, says it will ‘fight to the end’ for Taiwan

    CNN- Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday accused the United States of being a “bully” and “hijacking” countries around the region, during a combative speech in which he said his country would “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwanese independence.

    “Taiwan is first and foremost China’s Taiwan,” Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier defense conference, adding that China would “not hesitate” to crush any attempt by the self-governed island to “secede.”

    The speech – which came just weeks after US President Joe Biden said the US would respond “militarily” if China attacked Taiwan – capped a weekend of confrontational exchanges between the American and Chinese military chiefs.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/12/asia/us-china-defense-shangri-la-dialogue-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

    • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

      Why are we supposed to care about Taiwan? Again it’s a half a world away just like Ukraine.

      • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        After WW2, the US was heavily involved inside China after the Japanese left.

        When the Chinese civil war happened, the US backed Chang Kai Chek (sp?), against the rebels under Mao. As usual, the US backed the wrong horse.

        Mao led the Long March, overwhelmed the nationalist forces and drove them onto Formosa, now Taiwan.

        China has always maintained that Taiwan belongs to them. The US, in its own stupidity, has supported and armed Taiwan to contain China.

        Just like Korea, VietNam, two wonderful American adventures.

        The super ego that developed here after WW2 has been beaten down almost everywhere. The globalists know the US has been weakened internationally and increasingly domestically. Unless the US has the cojones to stop the incursion, China will just walk into Taiwan and we will just bend over. It will happen before Biden and the mob are gone.

        • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

          Eurasia is on the rise and the primary cause is the failure of US foreign policy, the rise of the manufacturing-resource connection between Russia, China and India. America and Europe are on the decline. Europe had an opportunity to forge a manufacturing-resource connection with Russia a few years ago when Putin asked for admission to the EU. The US rejected it as a threat to NATO, which it would have made obsolete. Now add on Biden’s mob’s manipulation in Ukraine and you have the explosion that has happened.

          The future is in Eurasia.

        • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

          Yes it does seem to be a silly idea that a small island nation would be able to defend itself from a much larger country right nearby. And too, since official US policy is that the US is a racist oppressive horrible country isn’t it racist for the US to be involved in the situation in the first place lol?

      • Jarek June 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

        We may have a treaty to help defend them, but if so, why did we make it? As John says, we supported Red China over Chiang Kai Shek. Then a few decades later, Nixon “opened” China and then we gave them our industry, science, and weapons. And what they couldn’t buy, they stole.

        NOW we’re going to defend Taiwan – after turning the People’s Republic into a Super Power? It’s madness.

        • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

          Yeah it really is madness. It seems really haphazard with no clear point or purpose. It’s difficult to really understand what could even be done if China decides to absorb Taiwan.

          • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

            Read the book, then get back to me.

  80. SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

    With the covid lockdowns mostly in the rear view mirror there now appears to be a quiet admission that indeed there was such a thing as death by lockdown.

    michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/lockdowns-killed-over-170000-americans?s=r

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

      The lockdown concept in America was a gift from Fauci and Birx.

      • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

        I think so too. But they definitely coordinated with doctors of death around the world to implement the global lockdowns. And it appears to have been a plan long in the making based on the pre pandemic gaming that occurred (event 201) etc.

      • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

        No, it was an inspired and effective plan developed by a very astute teen looking at how social networks operate.

        Read “The Premonition” by Michael Lewis. I’d put a link in but there seems to be no use in doing so…

        • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          His new book, The Premonition, is the story of a group of medics and scientists who attempt to get the US government to take pandemic response seriously. In a New York Times interview in January 2021, Lewis described the book, which he was then still working on, as “a superhero story where the superheroes seem to lose the war”. It’s a little grandiose, but it’s an accurate enough elevator pitch. Lewis’s main subjects are a group of extraordinarily dedicated, resourceful and conscientious people who understand how drastically underprepared America is for a viral pandemic. They know what needs to be done to redress the situation, but are up against the fragmented dysfunction of the federal government and the malicious indifference of the Trump White House.

        • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

          Gotchya, so you’re in agreement with the death and destruction caused by the lockdowns? “Inspired and effective plan” and wow no less created by a “very astute teen”. That’s some progressive talking points huh. Pretty lipstick for that pig!

          • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

            Read the book, then get back to me

        • GreenAlba June 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

          Too funny.

          A Johns Hopkins study found that ‘lockdowns only reduced COVID deaths by 0.2 per cent’.

          Giving people early treatment would have reduced deaths by at least 80%.

          h-t-t-p-s://nationalpost.com/news/world/johns-hopkins-university-study-covid-19-lockdowns

          Not to mention the lives lost to the actual lockdown, which have been estimated at over 170,000 in the US alone.

          ‘an inspired and effective plan’

          Really, there are no words.

          • GreenAlba June 12, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

            h-t-t-p-s://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/lockdowns-killed-over-170000-americans

    • Disaffected June 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      I wouldn’t kiss them goodbye just yet. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the end of them yet.

      • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        The regime has purchased millions of doses of monkeypox vaccine. So I don’t doubt if not this time then it will be another that they demand lockdowns and vaccine mandates for some virus. Or who knows? Perhaps gun violence. The CDC already says that is a health emergency too

        • Night Owl June 12, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

          This may be the dumbest period in human history.

          Recently, in Germany, they were warning everyone that there were something like 100 cases in all of fucking Europe, and that the health authorities were highly concerned.

          There are 100 cases in Europe of most anything at any given point in time.

          It is beyond comical.

          • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            The Vaxx should never have happened. mRNA might be indicated for something lethal as cancer but as a prophylactic for a virus was an overreach. The s protein was the crappiest choice for an antigen also.

            I wonder though if a limit exists to how many antigens the immune system can counter before it says no mas? It seems the answer by medicine to all the crap that is being developing against humans is to stick something into our arms. How much is too much? How many shots before the immune response becomes autoimmune.

            My daughter had Covid, then being a teacher had to get the series of three. Her latest blood work shows elevated antibodies indicating a rheumatic response. Correlation or causation? That statistical question is what the medical leaders will hide behind.

            One thing though, 99% of all the species that have developed on earth have gone extinct. Why?

            Climate change and disease with an occasional visitor from space. Could even be that the occasional visitor has made the climate change. Will humans figure out how to get around the natural consequences as he nears saturation population or are we destined for the dinosaur heap?

            BTW, Jurassic World was great, if you like dinosaur chases and action. Its message at the end though was so much Liberal claptrap.

          • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

            Yes I agree it is comical but very scary too how they can so easily move the narrative to something completely new and not get the appropriate pushback. Then again ive also wondered if they will use new health scares to cover up vax injuries and deaths.

          • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

            SSL

            Nah, they will just ignore it and lie their way out of it when necessary.

            Interesting question.

            How come we are hardly paying any attention to a small burp in the Covid new cases and yet a few hundred Monkeypox cases world wide is of major concern.

            Whipping up the fear, Covid is so passé.

    • Islander June 12, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

      “there was such a thing as death by lockdown.”

      A lovely elderly woman I met recently—very upbeat about life, as she plays the piano every day and loves music—told me that her beloved grandson, 12, completely out of the blue, had shot and killed himself in January 2021.

      He left a note. In the note he wrote that he had decided, the next time he “felt like this,” to kill himself. I strongly suspect that “feeling like this” was caused by the lockdown. He was a cheery child who had started a thriving little bike-repair business in his backyard. Why would an otherwise happy child, who also adored and was protective toward his younger brother, shoot himself? Lockdown-induced depression?

  81. Jarek June 12, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

    Breitbart

    Ebba Åkerlund, who was only 11-years-old when she was murdered during the 2017 Stockholm terror attack, has seen her grave desecrated at least a hundred times, according to her father.

    Stefan Åkerlund, the father of Ebba, claimed that the most recent desecration of his daughter’s grave took place this week, the day after Ebba would have turned 17 if she had not been murdered by radical Islamic migrant terrorist Rakhmat Akilov who drove a truck through a shopping street on April 7th, 2017.

    According to Mr Åkerlund, this week’s desecration of his daughter’s grave is just one of over a hundred desecrations that have taken place since she was buried in Adolf Fredrik’s cemetery in central Stockholm, Nyheter24 reports.

    He claimed that flowers he had left at the grave on June 7th, Ebba’s birthday, had been overturned and the glass on a lantern on the grave had been smashed and several other items had been stolen.

    “You get sad when you come here and see that someone, either just vandalized or also stole,” he said and added, “I only had one child and I go here at ten o’clock every morning to say good morning to Ebba and at six o’clock in the evening to say goodnight.”

    Mr Åkerlund stated that he wished to see surveillance cameras set up at the cemetery to deter future desecrations of his daughter’s grave saying, “It doesn’t matter if it’s only x hours a day that the camera works, it’s enough if there are camera surveillance images, I think it helps.”

    In 2018, Åkerlund was able to catch an illegal immigrant who he claimed had not only desecrated Ebba’s grave but had desecrated other graves in the cemetery as well and had been doing so for over a year.

    Jarek: Ebba was the girl photographed laying in pieces on the road, thanks to Islam, the Religion of Pieces. Now they won’t let her lay in Peace.

    • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

      Makes sense.

      I recently read an article about Black African Gangs roving the streets of Stockholm, searching for victims and loot. They mete out beatings to young Swedes especially, and under threat of death force them to get on their knees AND KISS THEIR TORMENTORS FEET.

      • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

        Sounds like NYC and Chicago.

        Anyone that believes that the intruders are benevolent is a fool!

    • SoftStarLight June 12, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

      That’s really terrible. And her dad can’t have any peace and just wishes to say good morning and good night at her grave everyday and leave flowers. What a bunch of filthy roaches those people are!

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

        Reminds one of Kate Steinle, shot in the head by an illegal with a stolen gun on a San Francisco pier.

        Her last words were “Help me, Daddy.”

        • SoftStarLight June 13, 2022 at 2:29 am #

          Not only was her killer cleared of murder charges but he also just a few days ago got time served for a gun charge stemming from that case. A true travesty of justice. But just another day in the leftist hell America has become.

  82. anmariwakaranai June 12, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

    Speaking of God, I just read ‘All the Pretty Horses’, and it was as close as I’ve come to a religious experience in quite awhile. Man that guy can write, cowboy story for all!

    Also read the book of the Hopi. Did you know they go in for cataclysm theory too? This is the fourth world, where they await the one to show them the way back home, if I remember that right. Cataclysms past include a pole shift, fire and water.

    Gotta jet but any mention of the big guy by Jim is good. We’re all truly agnostic, isn’t that why it’s called faith?

  83. elysianfield June 12, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The Senate, with Republican support, has passed a new gun legislation bill, one that would make red flag laws legal in all fifty states, and require those under 21 to be highly scrutinized when applying for gun ownership.

    https://www.newsmax.com/us/senators-reach-bipartisan-gun/2022/06/12/id/1074046/

    There are other provisions…added funding for mental health research, and other feel-good components.

    I, personally am adamantly opposed to ANY future legislation.

    Why? Because they are, and intended to be, just incremental reductions in the 2nd Amendment. Incremental until total confiscation is achieved. Nothing less.

    I understand the rationale of the craven Republican bastards that have voted for the bill. Their goals exist only towards re-election, and rational thought be damned.

    I would suggest that any of the country who considers this other than a death of 1000 cuts, well, their arguments are probably as flaccid as their penises. They know no more of the argument for the 2nd Amendment than they do about fornicaing.*

    *pardon my bad attitude.

    Sooo, the government, which is failing on multiple fronts, wants to take your political power away**…ostensably to make things better.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    **Uncle Mao, again.
    T

    • elysianfield June 12, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

      “fornicaing”

      Fornicating, of course,..forgive my bad editing.

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

      The whole idea of gun control is a crock of crap from the national and global Liberals to control the population. There is not one single idea that would stop a single one of the shootings. Democrats want gun elimination as one step on the way to Uniparty control. We are so-o-o close to a dictatorship in this country. Now the GOP part of the Deep State is caving to the Dems, so what else is new. The WEF Deep State domination is enemy number one for the Constitution.

      Well, maybe the government coming after the ar 15s Will finally start the Balkanization that is so needed. Great American Redoubt!

      • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

        Geez… that’s quite an insight into just how twisted your perception has become, JohnAZ.

        Every single sentence contains at least one completely refutable claim and in a couple of cases, two.

        • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

          Ha! Your response shows how twisted your Liberal viewpoints are.

          Why do you not refute them if you have all the answers? Guns do not kill, people do. Uvalde would have happened with tight controls. In all the shootings the weapons were gotten legally. Chicago has the tightest gun controls in the nation. BRH publishes the kill and shot data for it often.

          I cannot believe that you can support the organizations that are tearing this country apart. You are a confirmed gimme evidently, a city dweller that is totally dependent on someone else for your sustenance. Obviously, you want governmental control of your life by your comments. Please move somewhere where you can have cradle to grave care by your government, maybe Sweden?

          • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            Also, do you deny that the current attempts to subvert America by the admitted Communists on our Left needs the elimination of all guns in the populace?

            If you do, you are as much of a liar as your hero, Joe, is.

            The FF wrote in the second amendment to keep elements like Joe and the Mob from destroying the Constitution.

          • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 10:39 pm #

            Why do you not refute them if you have all the answers?

            Would you bother to listen?

          • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

            “The whole idea of gun control is a crock of crap from the national and global Liberals to control the population.

            That’s an assertion only and is based on your paranoid position that the ‘global liberals’ are out to get ya. Prove it.

            “There is not one single idea that would stop a single one of the shootings.
            Oh? If that POS in Uvalde couldn’t have legally bought an AR15 on his 18th birthday – before he could legally buy a beer – and had no ‘stand down’ period, nor training or licensing requirements, could have done what he did? Do you agree that driver licensing is also an imfringment of our rights?

            “Democrats want gun elimination as one step on the way to Uniparty control.
            Plain wrong. No one has talked about gun “elimination”. You crazies keep tossing that straw man up but it’s bullshit. The vast majority of gun-owners (aside from you, it appears) want to see sensible regulation, that’s all. SENSIBLE.

            “We are so-o-o close to a dictatorship in this country.

            That’s simply ridiculous and really deserves no other response than that.

            “Now the GOP part of the Deep State is caving to the Dems, so what else is new.

            What is this “GOP part of the Deep State”? Who do you mean? Probably sane people like Kinzinger & Cheney, I’m guessing.

            “The WEF Deep State domination is enemy number one for the Constitution.

            The “WEF Deep State” is a figment of imagination. Exactly what constitutional rights are under attack? The 2nd Amendment, that you hold so close to your heart, like a bible? Read the words again – “…a well-regulated militia” does NOT mean that any Joe Blow can rock up and buy a gu simply because they have the necessary spondulix.

            “Well, maybe the government coming after the ar 15s Will finally start the Balkanization that is so needed. Great American Redoubt!

            Maybe it WILL come after the AR15s and other semi-automatic weapons which are the GUNS that these crazies are using to kill people, but I doubt it…nothing ever really changes in the US. But what’s this about a “…Balkanisation that is so needed”??? That doesn’t sound like a God-fearing, apple-pie-loving ‘Merican to me…

          • Redneck Liberal June 12, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

            “Americans appear to have had enough of the carnage at our schools and supermarkets, nightclubs, and churches: more than 80% of Americans want background checks before gun purchases, and 75% of adults want to limit purchases of AR-15 style weapons to those over 21.”

            And today’s package doesn’t even deliver that little bit. What are you so fecking WORRIED about?

          • JohnAZ June 13, 2022 at 12:17 am #

            Okay, put a rule in that would have stopped him. If he could not have bought it himself, he would have black marketed one. That is what you do not recognize, that if guns are banned, they will go on the black market. Prohibition of alcohol proved last century, about this time, that if someone wants something bad enough, that he or she could get it. Your belief that these laws are enforceable is unrealistic. You want to create an explosion of anything, make it illegal. You Dems think that the government can control behavior by passing laws that are unenforceable, instead of setting the examples to stop the discord and amoralization of the country that is creating the fear that is making widespread acquisition of guns possible.

            Example. Eric Holder selling guns to the Mexicans Fast and Furious to arm the cartels. We lost a Border Control guy to that one.

            Summary, you will never pass a law that will stop a nut from getting a weapon if he is determined. The FBI is supposed to keep an eye on the “nuts” to stop the shootings. That has worked well. Not hard to understand with AGs such as Eric Holder.

            The only way to stop these angry punk shootings is to put the hammer down on all potential violence, to enable the police to enforce the law.

            Did you see the 31 White Nationals in Idaho were locked up before they could disrupt a Pride March? Why didn’t you blue governments shut down all the riots last year and throw these punks in jail before they burned down their cities. The whole idea that they were peaceful demonstrations is 100% bunk. They were the precursor to “arm” all of our violence now.

            Yes, it is your blue friends that are the root of it all.

            Do you really believe that Biden and the boys like Beto would not confiscate all guns if they could get away with it? Foolish!

            Everything that has occurred in the past twenty years has been to consolidate power in DC, with the exception of Trump. I cannot fathom that you can observe the Leftward drift, the rise of the Progressives, the violence they have encouraged, the divisions they have encouraged, to drive toward socialism and government control.

            You make me laugh at your statement about the WEF and the Biden Mob following them. Are you even listening to what these people are saying about dominating the world? Are you in hide bound denial? Do you really believe they want to control the world for your good?

            If you do, your opinion is worthless.

          • JohnAZ June 13, 2022 at 12:30 am #

            80% of people want background checks upon purchase of guns. How does a background check stop a nut that has three month plans to blow away schools?

            These people plan these shootings, they are NOT spur of the moment occasions. You will not even slow them down with background checks. Heck, some of the perps got guns inside their family. How are you going to background check to stop that?

            The increase in anger and consequent violence is the result of the loss of morality and character by the American people due to divisions put into America by the Blue shift in the country due to the advance of the cities. Where is most of the crime and violence happening.

            Violence in our country is a state of mind set in motion by governmental ambivalence to mob violence.

          • Night Owl June 13, 2022 at 4:20 am #

            Members of the Stephen Colbert club do not think.

            Their thinking is outsourced to Stephen Colbert.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2022 at 5:29 am #

            ‘”do you not refute them if you have all the answers?”

            ‘Would you bother to listen?

            You just said ‘would you bother to listen?, with a straight face. Words fail.

  84. Islander June 12, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

    Orwellistan expands its territory. When are Americans going to say “Enough”?
    I am on an email feed from Reclaim the Net. I just saw this:

    “The defensive coordinator for NFL team Washington Commanders, Jack Del Rio, was fined $100,000 by the team for comparing the Jan 6 riot to the Black Lives Matter riots in the summer of 2020.

    The now-deleted tweet read: “Would love to understand ‘the whole story’ about why the summer of riots, looting, burning and the destruction of personal property is never discussed but this is ??? #CommonSense.”
    Del Rio faced backlash over the tweet, with the NAACP demanding his resignation after complaints came in.

    This incident is just the latest in a series where people who share an opinion online are the target of several complaints from social media users who push for punishment.

    In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Del Rio doubled down on the remarks, saying: “Let’s get right down to it, what did I ask? A simple question: Why are we not looking into those things? Because it’s kind of hard for me to say I can realistically look at it, I see the images on TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down?no problem.”<

    Del Rio did apologize, eventually. The apology was issued via a statement by the Washington Commanders' head coach Ron Rivera.

    3
    In the statement posted on Twitter, Rivera said that "our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the actions of those on January 6 who sought to topple our government."

    Del Rio’s apology read: “Coach Del Rio did apologize for his comments on Wednesday and ****he understands the distinction between the events of that dark day and peaceful protests, which are a hallmark of our democracy.”***** [[This gets an Orwell 5 star rating—Islander]]

    Rivera’s statement said that Del Rio “does have the right to voice his opinions as a citizen of the United States,” but he “hurt a lot of people” because “words have consequences. [[Another Orwell 5 stars. I'd say the consequences reveal what public flagellation and lies people are obliged to tell to keep their jobs these days]]”

    Per REclaim the Net, Dr. Colin Wright, and evolutionary biologist, was banned by both payPal and Etsy for stating the following:

    "Dr. Colin Wright, an evolutionary biologist, has been banned from PayPal and Etsy. The online financial service and e-commerce platform did not specify why he was banned.

    At the end of May, Dr. Wright provided an expert declaration for the Women’s Liberation Front, which is working to protect single-sex prisons.

    “The only factual, objective meaning of the words 'woman' and 'man' are as references to adult human females, and adult human males, respectively,” Wright wrote in the declaration.

    “From an objective standpoint, a person’s subjective feelings do not define or change their sex, which is factually and statically either male or female, determined before birth, and defined by objective reproductive anatomy.”
    +++++

    I guess if the truth hurts someone's feelings—someone who thinks he is a she, or she is he, or they are both Napoleon Bonaparte—the person uttering the truth is liable for damages.

    The USA is looking more and more like an asylum where the loonies are in charge.
    .
    How far will this madness go?

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

      Ask Redneck, he is one of them.

    • thwack June 12, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

      The defensive coordinator for NFL team Washington Commanders, Jack Del Rio, was fined $100,000 by the team for comparing the Jan 6 riot to the Black Lives Matter riots in the summer of 2020.

      *************************

      Da fuck?

      Jan 6th wasn’t no riot?

      those white people didn’t even set any fires?

      That was more like a block party.

      • JohnAZ June 13, 2022 at 12:20 am #

        Thwack

        He had to apologize publicly also.

        The unbelievable bias that envelops the US right now is overpowering. Not racism, political extremism and the dominance of the Progressive Left.

    • SoftStarLight June 13, 2022 at 2:22 am #

      I wonder the same thing. When will the apologizing and capitulation stop? When will the tables be flipped over and broken to pieces instead. Why play by their rules when your opponents are criminals, frauds, and terrorists?

  85. BackRowHeckler June 12, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

    Now that Turkey has renamed itself ‘Turkiye’ its fixing to launch an ethnic cleansing campaign into Syria, targeting Kurds. Should start any day.

    The hits just keep on coming.

    Remember when Bedpan Biden was running for the Presidency from his basement and we were promised ‘A return to normalcy?’ I passed a Sunoco station in Meriden this morning, gallon of gasoline: $5.01 LoL.

    • Slugoon June 13, 2022 at 3:20 am #

      Here in Blighty I’ve just paid £1.88 per litre for E5, which from my memory of filling up a Piper Warrior, converts to £7.12 per USG. That’s ?$8.74.

  86. DC Jones June 13, 2022 at 1:18 am #

    How about everybody calling it MonkeyShines Pox?

  87. JohnAZ June 13, 2022 at 1:21 am #

    Just read the evaluation of the new and improved Senate bipartisan gun law.

    Hahahahahaha!

    Funding for states to do gun registration checks on everyone to detect mental problems and avoid their gun ownership. No change here, but no increases in surveillance such as gun shows or internet sales.

    No ban on assault weapons, for anyone including under 21.

    Increased funding for local authorities to keep track of mentally deficient folks to block them getting guns. Ha! The FBI cannot seem to be able to do this, how the heck are the local folks going to, especially when their cities are defunding them. This one is a joke!

    Increased background checks for kids under 21 looking for histories of juvenile mental issues. This one may have merit. However,

    We as a society better figure out what to do with our 18 to 21 years olds.

    Too immature to have guns, get cigarettes, marijuana or booze? Maybe too young to handle military service, to carry military arms or represent us overseas?

    Penalties for straw buyers, certified folks buying guns for folks with mental problems. Aha, a perfect example of the real problem with gun control. Everything is retrospect, not preventive. Right now everyone has a field day with what ifs and coulda bes AFTER a shooting. There is nothing in this bill to stop the carnage before it happens.

    Increased funding for locals to handle mentally I’ll folks.

    Great more spending for less results, typical.

    The US I’d mentally ill right now, full of hate and violence being generated by a Deep State government tearing us apart to maintain their damn power base and control over us.

    That is what needs to be addressed.

    • JohnAZ June 13, 2022 at 1:31 am #

      And do not deny what is going to happen if a real Beto style gun ban were to happen. One hundred years ago, a prohibition was put on booze because of the violence and crime, plus family damage it did. The greatest black market in history happened as a result. Government and the law did nothing to curb it.

      THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN WITH GUNS!!!! The government will put restrictions on guns, more people will buy them. That is why they never ban them totally.

      How come our illustrious government cannot stop just pissing us off all the damn time.

      Oh yeah, Redneck, I do not own a gun nor want to. The way things are going though???

    • Disaffected June 13, 2022 at 9:12 am #

      LOL! Typical watered down bullshit coming from those “pit bull” Dems. Throw a token amount of money at the problem to buy some good PR for the next election cycle. Guns will NEVER EVER be restricted in any way. It’s just too good an issue to ever get settled. In the meantime, guns or no guns, things will continue to spiral down the shithole for the US as long as the current unified bunch of globalists continues to rule. They want you dead and they’re damn sure going to get that, one way or another.

      • Redneck Liberal June 14, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

        BS. That’s the MOST the Blue Side could get and still have 10 GOPers vote for it. The watering down is the typical result of the filibuster.

    • Islander June 13, 2022 at 9:14 am #

      “Increased funding for local authorities to keep track of mentally deficient folks to block them getting guns. Ha! The FBI cannot seem to be able to do this, how the heck are the local folks going to, especially when their cities are defunding them.”

      Easy peasy.

      Via snitches and de facto denunciations.

      Very simple, when known individuals hold such “crackpot” views as that mRNA shots are gene therapy!!!

      The idea of transferring this power of labeling the “unstable” to local agencies is extremely dangerous. Block monitors a la Nazism 1.0.

  88. SoftStarLight June 13, 2022 at 1:48 am #

    Sudden Adult Death Syndrome is said to be escalating in the heavily vaxed countries. Apparently very bizarre blood clots are routinely found in SADS victims which appear to be fibrous protein structures, not normal blood clots. And it appears as if these structures grow in the body over time until they clog arteries, etc.

    [www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-12-blood-clots-microscopy-suddenly-died.html]

  89. SoftStarLight June 13, 2022 at 2:16 am #

    A google engineer claims that an AI chatbot created by the company is now sentient. The guy is on leave but the reasons for him being on leave are not explained anywhere from what I can tell. Meanwhile google is officially assuring the public that no, the chatbot is not sentient at all.

    [nypost.com/2022/06/12/google-engineer-blake-lemoine-claims-ai-bot-became-sentient/]

  90. Night Owl June 13, 2022 at 3:25 am #

    Long Covid is actually “Long Vax”?

    https://twitter.com/risemelbourne/status/1536204267350278145

    How can this be?

  91. Night Owl June 13, 2022 at 4:18 am #

    Extended footage of federal informant/turncoat Ray Epps encouraging people to enter the US Capitol in order to create the phony Jan. 6 narrative.

    https://twitter.com/DarrenJBeattie/status/1534967914423537676

    LOL.

  92. GreenAlba June 13, 2022 at 9:04 am #

    Day 8: Closing arguments of Reiner Fuellmich’s online Grand Jury Investigation here, for anyone following the proceedings:

    h-t-t-p-s://data-matter.tvwfc.co.uk/videochannel/grand_jury/v-6393_10062022/

    I’ve only listened to the first 10 minutes so far, but it summarises the previous sessions for those who don’t want to listen to the whole thing (which is nevertheless reommended!).

  93. thwack June 13, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

    I predict that if there is a serious federal gun ban; the governors of “several states” will simply deputize any and all law abiding citizens that want to buy or possess one (or 19)

    Too many libs do not realize how that “well regulated militia” clause can be used against them.

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