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And so, the party of the Resistance has completed its solemn four day confab of info-ceremonials and sent forth its Primero Ingenioso Hidalgo, Joe Biden, on his limping horse of platitudes, armored by news media hosannahs, a saintly woman-of-color at his side to assist, tilting onward with his lance of moral instruction to bring love, hope and light to a world darkened by the shadow of MAGA-Diablo, Trump-the-Terrible. Plus, Joe promised to stop Covid-19 and cure cancer.

The convention organizers contrived a schedule Thursday night that did not put Mr. Biden before the cameras until eleven o’clock, preceded by a cavalcade of his former primary election rivals and family members pouring on soporific encomiums to a tinkly-treacly musical sound-track ­— aiming, apparently, to lull as many viewers as possible to sleep before the speech. But finally, the candidate appeared out of the studio mists, and acquitted himself ably reading from the jumbotron teleprompter, while his handlers cringed off-stage in little pools of flop-sweat.

The speech itself was wholly an invocation of righteousness in opposition to the manifest evil as represented by the current occupant of the White House. The question is: how many voters actually believe that when the party of the Resistance tacitly supports mobs looting, shooting, and burning across the land? Earlier that day, the Terrible Trump sallied forth diabolically to Joe Biden’s place of birth, Scranton, PA, where he inveighed against “the crazy people on the other side.”

He had a point. The Democrats are crazy people with a mostly crazy policy program — which a large number of non-crazy Americans actually see for what it is: the drive to run America on sheer coercion, pitting the supposedly under-privileged against the supposedly over-privileged, telling everybody what to think and punishing all non-correct thinkers. The catch is that life in this country has gotten a whole lot harder for everybody economically and, before long, matters may turn quite desperate. So, will the months and years just ahead become a fight over the table-scraps of the bygone 20th century banquet, with dreadful racialist overtones, mobs rioting and battling in the streets?

The Democrats have not called off their war-dogs and really everybody is aware of that. Antifa rioters have insulted the public order for eighty-some nights in Portland, Oregon, while the Democratic mayor, Ted Wheeler, and the Democratic governor, Kate Brown, do absolutely nothing to stop it. Similar campaigns against civil order are run by Democratic mayors Lori Lightfoot in Chicago and Bill deBlasio in New York City to the degree that these places may never return to the old normal. Mayor Jacob Frey allowed “social justice” mobs to burn down Minneapolis, leading the city council to logically propose abolishing the city’s police force. The Democratic regime in California uses hordes of the mentally ill homeless to prod its productive citizens to flee the state. Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Richmond, Louisville — all yield to Democratic Party inspired violence and anarchy.

For Mr. Biden, the party’s Don Quixote, and his sidekick Kamala Harris, yesterday with all its infomercial glitz will be the apogee of the campaign. Antifa is promising a big Saturday night of “good trouble” in Portland to end the week. The NFAC black paramilitary gang is promising a show of armed “resistance” at the Louisville racetrack on the rescheduled Sept.5 Kentucky Derby day. Last time the group came out, in late July, they accidently shot three of their own troops. Just a week before the Democratic Convention, looters on Chicago’s ritzy Michigan Avenue announced that their robberies should be written off as “reparations” for slavery. Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris haven’t said a word about any of it. The voters are not supposed to notice, or care.

Personally, I don’t see how this amounts to a winning election strategy. And the Democrats themselves may not either. Rather, their aim may be to generate as much disorder as possible from the election process itself to paralyze governing the USA at every level and paint Mr. Trump as Hobgoblin-in-chief in order to keep their hustle going: the mau-mauing of America. It’s a really dumb and reckless game and it will bring on a whole lot of not-good trouble for a country reeling into full-blown economic collapse.


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  1. Pucker August 21, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    Marie Antoinette wore a simple white dress to her beheading. I imagine that the clean white purity of her white gown contrasted nicely with the blood spurting out of her neck when the guillotine chopped off her head? The French inventors of the guillotine maintained that the guillotine was a more humane method of execution since it was “all over in 2 minutes.” How did they come up with the 2 minute calculation?

    White was the color of the Bourbon dynasty. Red the Revolution?

    • zekesdad August 21, 2020 at 10:25 am #

      And your point is?

      • Pucker August 21, 2020 at 11:09 am #

        Join the National Rifle Association so that you don’t have to Lie in public and live a false existence.

        “An unexamined Life is not worth living.”
        – Socrates

        • SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 11:20 am #

          A little late but we’ve finally applied for gun permits in our state. Workin on the gold now.

          • elysianfield August 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

            SY,
            Forget the gold and buy silver bullion coins. When you want to sell gold, you will have to go to some disreputable scum…coin shops or a pawnbroker, to convert it to small enough denominations to be useful…You will pay a healthy premium to both buy and sell the gold. With silver dimes or quarters, you eliminate the issue…everyone in this country recognizes the silver coins.

            Trust me on this….

          • DrTomSchmidt August 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

            EF is right. Get at least $1000 in Junk Silver first. It’s probably best to have as much in silver as the average salary in 1964, the last year silver was put into D’s and quarters.

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm #

            Yes, Ramakrishna said the very touch of money corrupts a man. His skin burned if he accidently touched any.

      • EnterpriseSpaceship August 21, 2020 at 6:34 pm #

        The point is that guillotines chopping off heads need Energy.

        If humans are made burning all the little remaining Energy reserves chopping heads and destroying cities, they prove once more they are primitives no less than wild hogs – understanding nothing about Energy and the Laws of Physics.

        That would look like playing an Energy Musical Chairs Game.

        • roccofire August 21, 2020 at 9:33 pm #

          Once again, I lack the adverbs to describe my mental state after reading your links. I feel like a child after he realized that Santa Claus if false, and the Easter bunny gets eaten by his dog. The outcome of all this will be back to the cave, because the most feared and persecuted people in the world are those that ask questions.

          JHK, another good look at the decaying politics of our time.

          THE BOOK,
          Catastrophe : An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World

          by David Keys, I thank the CFN member who posted it, awesome read but more scary than Steven King novel.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 9:45 pm #

          No they operate by the force of gravity – which is fairly free. You just need the muscle power to set it up and hoist up the blade.

    • Brabantian August 21, 2020 at 10:31 am #

      Speaking of the death penalty – with Kamala Harris involved in lethal injections, which sometimes torment the groaning victim for most of an hour with needle poking before he is dead –

      Kamala Harris was a sadistic enabler of Arnold Schwarzenegger, during Arnold’s term as governor of California 2003-2011, when Arnold was the last governor putting people to death there

      In one case in 2004, a man named Kevin Cooper came within hours of being put to death, and Kamala refused to allow a DNA test because it might prove that Cooper was innocent

      How are black voters taking Kamala’s record of jailing tens of thousands of black people, not caring too much about their guilt, sentencing some to death, giving others prison terms for smoking pot, whilst Kamala herself laughed about doing a few doobies?

      And given Kamala’s career start was as mistress to California political kingmaker Willie Brown, married and 30 years older, who appointed Kamala to state commissions and then backed her political election start in San Francisco – should Kamala be perhaps now initiating a ‘Me Too!’ denunciation of now-86-year-old Mr Brown?

      Also:

      “Harris is in the pocket of Silicon Valley, receiving more money from the tech companies than any other Democrat candidate did. That means without pretext Google can bury conservative sites in its search results, Youtube can kick off everyone who supported Trump in 2016, and Twitter can ban a harmless boomer like Bill Mitchell and not have the slightest concern negative repercussions will come of their blatantly violating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Silicon Valley’s election interference dwarfs that of Russia, China, or any other foreign nation’s and yet scarcely a word will be said about it”
      – Audacious Epigone on Unz Review

      • CancelMyCard August 21, 2020 at 10:35 am #

        “How are black voters taking Kamala’s record of jailing tens of thousands of black people, not caring too much about their guilt, sentencing some to death . . .”

        Ummm, if I’m not mistaken, it is the jury that determines guilt or innocence, and the judge is the one that pronounces the sentence . . . Not the prosecutor.

        • elysianfield August 21, 2020 at 11:16 am #

          CC,
          It is generally considered that the prosecutor is…complicit in the process of incarceration….

        • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 11:58 am #

          The prosecutor brings forth the State’s case against the defendant – but he or she is supposed to be interested in justice too. That means not hiding evidence that may lead to acquittal. Keith Ellison hid evidence that might lead to the acquittal of Officer Chauvin, namely the complete tape.

        • cc rider August 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

          Well, the Innocence Project people strongly disagrees with you. Even after evidence was provided exonerating some who were convicted, she ignored it and plowed forward in sending them to prison. The prosecutor plays a HUGE role in all of this. They play the role of determining who gets indicted or not, for one thing. Some of the most evil and lowest life forms on earth are DAs. And I’m talking from both parties. All they care about is a conviction record and most DAs use the position as a stepping stone to a higher office. They don’t give a fuck about the innocence of guilt. Poor people are the easiest to convict.

          Now, there’s no doubt that we also have terrible judges throughout the land. Of both parties.

          Also, as AG of California Kamalalalalalala was a tireless supporter of keeping the draconian and ridiculous War on Drugs alive.

          • SW August 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

            The more unsavory details of Kamala’s career will be airbrushed out or met with accusations of racism or misogyny. And I don’t think most people who intend to vote Democrat care at all. If the elections were held tomorrow morning the result will be the same as November. Who are these “undecided voters”? I’ve never met one.

            Biden could win but either way, the unlucky winner faces four years of economic decline, an empowered criminal element that has shown it won’t be controlled by anyone in authority & dealing with a Covid-terrorized nation.

          • Kim August 21, 2020 at 10:05 pm #

            @ cc rider

            Also, as AG of California Kamalalalalalala was a tireless supporter of keeping the draconian and ridiculous War on Drugs alive.

            People make this kind of comment all the time but they never give any details.

            Do you not like all of the War on Drugs or just some parts of it? What parts of it are draconian and/or ridiculous? (I am not saying you are wrong – maybe you are right – but I can see no details)

            What drug policy do you favor? End of prohibition?

            Do you believe in a complete free-for-all? Complete drug legalization?

            If so, should all drugs be legal? With what limits? None? Would it be legal for private individuals to import, manufacture and distribute powerful, deadly, and addictive narcotics: heroin, frentanyl, cocaine, PCP, meth, speed, ecstasy?

            Could I have my own meth or ecstasy lab – assuming it conformed to local zoning laws – and then distribute/sell those drugs to whomever?

            That would be very helpful to me in recruiting and maintaining my stable of dead-eyed street-whores. Maybe your daughter or a neighbor’s daughter could be among them.

            And of course, mass competition with other entrepreneur’s locally-made meth would mean my prices woud have to be very low, but I figure I could make up for that in volume, or even just popularity.

            Not everyone has the time or skills to make his own meth. With my cheap meth, I can make a little money while being the center of local youthful attention, the go-to guy for every young man and woman in my suburb, because I could provide more young men and women with an affordable weekend of meth-fun, or even a full week, of meth-induced psychosis. Man, would I get laid!

            And wouldn’t that put the USA back on its feet.

            Could the Chinese Communist Party open up street stalls to distribute free fentanyl? The CCP is already supplying subsidized fentanyl to the US masses via Mexico. Just think how much faster they could destroy the USA if they could import and distribute it legally for free!

            Do you think that they might let the USA do that in China?

            Just think of what the future might be. We already have 60,000 a year dying of opiate overdoses. And we have thousands more people each year who feel their drug-depressed lives are so pointless that they are committing suicide. And we have – is it millions – of drug-addicted people who are now living on the streets.

            The average person does not seem to understand the basic facts about addiction to narcotics.

            Narcotics make people non-functional and destroy their dopamine receptors. As a result, they can no longer feel hope or happiness.

            You might like to read the note on this process – or go to the associated link – at the end of this comment.

            Summary of note: Addictive narcotic drugs totally fuck people’s brains.

            Legalizers say ridiculous things like “The high price of drugs just helps cartel profits and makes drug dealers able to make a living from drugs and makes drug users break into homes because they can’t afford a fix.”

            Certainly, drug cartels make large profits. Drug dealers are just sociopaths. They have no place in any society, except prison or at the end of a rope. And druggies do break-ins and robberies because they have no money because their drug addiction means that they can’t hold down a job.

            Because – again – drug addicts cannot function like normal people.

            Drug addicts cannot get through a day without their drugs. The idea of drugs consumes them. Without their drugs, they live in pain and misery because their opiate neuro-receptors have ceased to function so that their lives become a gray nightmare of despair and they are no longer able to work, study, play, cooperate, be responsible for families, build friendships, dream or hope and could do nothing but lay sunk in misery and their own shit waiting for their next hit.

            Drug addicts have sex like anyone else and so they have children to various people but they are unable to look after the children – malnourished children whose nappies are never changed or who, as childcare, are locked in the car for hours while mom – who cannot hold down any other job – does tricks off the corner and dad, whoever he is, does burglaries.

            I am quite sure that this would not be any improvement on the War on Drugs.

            What would be an improvement? Zero tolerance for drug dealing and making dealers bear more of the costs of their evil.

            1. Make the unlawful sale or possession of a trafficable quantity of narcotics punishable by a mandatory 20 year sentence.

            2. Mandatory death sentences for for larger trafficable amounts of narcotics.

            3. Make it a major state policy to prosecute for homicide, with the option of a death sentence, anyone who supplies a quantity of narcotics such that the consumption of those narcotics may be reasonably inferred to a) have led to the death of someone who used those narcotics or b) have caused a user of those narcotics to have directly caused the death of another human being.

            60,000 opioid deaths a year. These are unprosecuted murders and we are just turning out heads to look the other way.

            The Drug War needs to have many more fatalities on the other side and our side needs to have many fewer.

            https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/education/bcr/addiction-research/drug-abuse-brain-ru-915

            The Brain Following Chronic and Long-Term Substance Abuse

            While the intense feelings of pleasure and reward derived from early drug use can play a substantial part in continued use of the drug, it is only a small part of the neurophysiological cycle of addiction. Learning has long been understood to be tied to the administration of rewards and punishments, and the intense reward sensation of drug intoxication creates a strong and rapid learning response in the brain, associating drug use with feelings of pleasure.

            This association leads to higher and more frequent drug administration in order to experience the pleasure of the reward response more often. Additionally, the intensified dopamine response in the brain that mood-altering drugs produce does not naturally stop once the behavior is initiated or completed (as is the case with natural reward behaviors such as eating or having sex); as a result, cravings for the rewards associated with the drug continue to occur, even during drug use, which leads to compulsive, repetitive use.

            Continued, long-term use also results in the brain reducing the number of dopamine receptors in the brain to adjust for the increased dopamine in the system. This reduction in dopamine receptors has a two-fold impact on addiction. First, reduced dopamine receptors in the SN are associated with impulsive behavior that has been tied in lab studies to escalating and compulsive self-administration of drugs.

            Reduced dopamine receptors also result in a state known as “anhedonia”, or a loss of pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed. The depressive feelings of anhedonia can drive a user to administer drugs in a reactive attempt to feel pleasure again, especially in a state of low self-control.9,10 Self-control is further reduced as the toxic effects of long-term drug use begin to erode grey matter in the prefrontal cortex, reducing users’ ability to rationally consider consequences as a result of reduced executive function and also reducing the prefrontal cortex’s role in regulating the brain’s reward system.

          • malthuss August 21, 2020 at 11:20 pm #

            The Innocence Project [the grunge guy and Natalie Maines] who got the 3 child killers free after the killers did an Alford plea.

            The West Memphis 3…one parties with the grunge guy or did and gives seminars on witchcraft.

      • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:41 am #

        Classic ambitious political ladder climber! A true American success story!

        • stelmosfire August 21, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

          About that ladder. Was Kamala going up or going down to get to the top?

          • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

            Touché!

        • Kim August 22, 2020 at 7:43 am #

          Ask kamala what she knows about climbing the greasy pole.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

        Guillotine, Firing Squad, and hanging via the trap door (which breaks the neck), all very quick and merciful. The high tech (1900’s version) electric chair and the feminine medical care “lethal injection”? Less so and much less so.

        The feminine cares more about appearance of mercy than actual mercy.

        • GreenAlba August 21, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

          Do you never get tired of making stuff up?

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethal_injection#:~:text=On%20May%2011%2C%201977%2C%20Oklahoma,an%20ultrashort%2Dacting%20barbiturate%20in

          “Lethal injection was proposed on January 17, 1888, by Julius Mount Bleyer,[3] a New York doctor who praised it as being cheaper than hanging.”

          “On May 11, 1977, Oklahoma’s state medical examiner Jay Chapman proposed a new, less painful method of execution, known as Chapman’s protocol: “An intravenous saline drip shall be started in the prisoner’s arm, into which shall be introduced a lethal injection consisting of an ultrashort-acting barbiturate in combination with a chemical paralytic […]”

          Reverend Bill Wiseman introduced the method into the Oklahoma legislature, where it passed and was quickly adopted (Title 22, Section 1014(A) […]”.

          Upstanding ladies, all, I’m sure.

          • CitizenG August 23, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

            I think what he meant is that being “seemingly” less violent it would appeal more to the feminine sensibility.

          • GreenAlba August 24, 2020 at 10:50 am #

            I think what he meant was to slander women, as he does at every turn, in his eternal efforts to claim that they should not be allowed to vote. For example. For reasons at which one can only guess.

        • stelmosfire August 21, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

          About lethal injection. I have had a few pets put down and they always died seemingly peaceful and without struggle or pain. I’m sure some vets blow it but that has not been my experience. Why all the botched human executions?

          • GreenAlba August 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

            I once watched a TV programme with Michael Portillo (erstwhile Tory Government minister, who became a TV personality and presenter) travelling round the US to speak to people and research the least painful way to execute people. A grisly topic.

            At the end, he seemed to conclude that administering methane was the most pain-free and effective way to put someone to sleep, from what I recall.

            But to the fella to whom he was talking at that point – someone involved in the judicial or penitentiary process – this was ludicrous. The point of the exercise, he said, was not to achieve a painless death, but rather a measure of vengeance.

            We don’t do it here, of course. Public attitudes were much affected by the wrongful hanging of Timothy Evans (age 25), in 1950 – executed by the state for supposedly killing his wife and child, who were actually killed by a serial killer living in the same house. Talk about piling on the tragedies.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Evans

            Some mistakes you can’t undo.

            The death penalty also costs the taxpayer a whole lot more than life imprisonment.

            https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/which-is-cheaper-execution-or-life-in-prison-without-parole-31614

            So it is largely symbolic, it would seem. And doesn’t seem to work as a deterrent anyway. Presumably, if you do it Stephen Bullock style in a world lacking in expensive facilities and systems, the cost will be less, the judgements more summary, and the mistakes sooner forgotten.

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

            Not a deterrent? Let’s do it publicly and find out with strict data driven studies.

          • Urinthe Village August 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

            For one thing, doctors and nurses will not help (ethics, oaths and whatnot), and the prison guards are unable to start a functioning intravenous line. The foul ups are mostly because the medication infiltrates into the surrounding tissue rather than entering the bloodstream directly. This can cause tremendous pain as the stuff injected is very irritating to local tissues.

            Then the various medications do not get to their targets because they are inefficiently absorbed. So you can get phenomena like paralysis without unconsciousness, which is NOT a good way to go.

            They have also attempted to assemble an apparatus to inject the stuff because apparently no one wants to push the plunger. These has often failed (Doesn’t Apple have an App?)

            On top of all that, they have a hard time getting the medication to inject as pharmacists don’t want to be involved either. Most prison guards do not have DEA licenses. And on and on.

            Sounds good on paper, but somewhat of a challenge to pull off unless you practice a lot, know what you are doing, and have access to the right medication. Which Vets do.

          • Kim August 21, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

            @ Green Alba

            The death penalty also costs the taxpayer a whole lot more than life imprisonment.

            Obviously, there is nothing intrinsically expensive about the death sentence. The expense that it entails comes from the costs associated with opposing it, not with carrying it out.

            In this connection, it is important to realize that the cost of the process that you mention has been raised deliberately as part of a strategy analogous to the Cloward-Pliven strategy: make something untenable – e.g., the United States – by making it ever more uneconomic and ungovernable. Ultimately it must collapse.

            This is a standard marxist approach, described by Lenin as “worse is better”. Destroy good and idealistic societies by making them pay the the cost of maintaining their any impossible and ultimately self-destructive ideals that they may lay claim to.

            The corona virus beat-up is another good example of this kind of planned destruction: set impossibly high standards which it would break the nation economically to maintain (“even one life is one too many!”). Then stand back and watch the nation break as it tries to maintain such idealistic and impossible standards.

            Marxism 101.

            Of course, the ur-theorist of this strategy was Saul Alinksky. He encapsulated it in Rule 4 of his “Rules for Radicals”:

            RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

            If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

            Of course, Alinsky, Hilary Clinton’s mentor, famously dedicates Rules for Radicals to Satan.

            As to how sane societies should deal with this problem?

            Stop proposing ridiculous unmaintainable ideals, accept that every system has flaws and failings (as all humans and all human societies do) and the system will cease being a mark for these people who want society to fail.

            In other words, the answer to the supposed “costs” of the death penalty is obvious: just get rid of the endless appeals.

            We must do our best but at the same time stop claiming that the system is perfect. [In the area of “do your best”, in my view the brady rule regardng exculpatory evidence should be enforced against prosecutors with extra vigilant ferocity as a criminal offense to be reviewed, investigated, and overseen by an extra-judical ombudsman – and that would properly concentrate the minds of over-enthusiastic prosecutors.]

            As to the issue of pain and suffering, a bullet to the back of the head will do the trick for any kind of pain a person is feeling.

          • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 5:49 am #

            I merely described the situation, Kim. At the moment, I believe the death penalty primarily has a symbolic function in the US. A symbolism that has a good deal of support (I would say ‘in your country’, but your use of the word ‘nappies’ elsewhere – despite the use of ‘mom’ – means I can’t assume you are American – or even Americanised).

            You can promote whatever you choose, and create the ‘feeder’ situations which make that work for you, shedding few tears for the Timothy Evans of this world. I’m not personally a fan of capital punishment, but there are situations where, nevertheless, what happens to a particular psychopath doesn’t figure highly in my list of anxieties.

            There are also situations where creating a martyr is the very last thing you want to do. Jihadists, for example, need to be left to languish in the least ‘martyrish’ situation possible.

          • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 5:58 am #

            It’s worth remembering too, for the future without the expensive judicial and penitentiary systems, that this may very likely happen under a version of fascism, whether the Nazi kind or the Communist kind.

            In both cases, many innocent people were informed on, quite creatively, simply to settle personal squabbles. Justice is not necessarily served by summary judgements, regardless of the perceived disadvantages of current systems.

            If you were a relative of Timothy Evans, you’d probably see things differently. It all seemed so obvious to the investigating police.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:46 am #

            Not a deterrent? Let’s do it publicly and find out with strict data driven studies.

            Skorenzy Le tricoteur. Who’s have guessed?

          • GreenAlba August 24, 2020 at 10:57 am #

            He could have started with the ‘Birmingham Six’, ‘Guldford Four’ and ‘Maguire Seven’, all wrongfully convicted for bombings and explosives offences carried out by the Provisional IRA.

            All languished in jail for YEARS before relentless campaigns for justice finally achieved the overturning of their unsafe convictions.

            Back when the ‘Met’ (London Metropolitan Police) was joked about as being ‘sponsored by Tippex’, and what mattered to the baying mobs and media was to get SOMEONE – ANYONE Irish into jail as balm for their sorrow.

            Result of Kim’s bullet in the back of the head or Janos’ public executions in those cases?

            I leave you to guess, but don’t forget to factor in the IRA’s great love of a martyr for recruiting the next generation of bombers and knee wreckers.

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:14 am #

      Stylish to the end. That’s class.

    • abalonecranium August 21, 2020 at 10:34 pm #

      The 2 minute thing might have something to do with that when the executed many they experimented with the severed heads to see if they had consciousness after removal by asking them to blink 3 times if they understood what was said to them. I forget the length of time, but it was long enough to disturb me still after all these years.

      • Urinthe Village August 22, 2020 at 11:53 am #

        Heart stops beating in under 2 minutes. Consciousness is lost within 2 seconds with zero blood pressure. Watch someone who goes into V-fib. They lose consciousness almost immediately. That’s with the head attached. Stories about blinking etc are urban legends.

  2. Pucker August 21, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    Freddie says that there’s going to be a Rain of Terror in Hong Hong.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNIMMgWoC2Y

  3. SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    JHK, I look forward to a post one day on how all of this emanates from Peak Oil, the basis of all the turmoil. I believe it does and, although I’ve read much of your writings on the subject heretofore, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on it as things stand today.

    I’ll tell you right now: US oil production is down over 2 million barrels-a-day since 2019. Scores of oil companies are going bankrupt. As others have said, ours is an energy economy, not a money economy. We’ve entered an era of contraction, of de-growth. We face a re-set to a smaller-scale, less complex mode of daily existence. To many, it will look like collapse. –JHK Admin

    • CancelMyCard August 21, 2020 at 10:37 am #

      Don’t hold your breath, because you are going to be waiting a long, long time.

      • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:48 am #

        Not necessarily. Just elect in the globalist gimme crowd this fall.

        • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

          Lol both are globalist gimme parties,Trump with his early Christmas present to the wealthy with his huge tax cut,$6.1 trillion dumped into the financial system to protect their wealth,billions made off from the so called virus,its a circus and all the clowns clapping for their favorite party the party of one, while flipping their lips with their fingers wondering why we are little more then any third world country.Good luck your going to need it.!!!!

    • SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 10:47 am #

      Thank you Jim for the confirmation.

    • Jeremy August 21, 2020 at 11:05 am #

      Yup –

      “UK-based offshore drilling contractor Valaris has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, offering creditors to swap some $6.5 billion of its $7.8-billion debt pile for equity.

      The company is the largest offshore rig owner in the world.

      Valaris follows Diamond Offshore Drilling and Noble Corp in bankruptcy court as the offshore drilling segment suffers the hardest blow from the latest oil industry crisis.”

      https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Worlds-Largest-Offshore-Rig-Owner-Files-Bankruptcy.html?

  4. PeteAtomic August 21, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks for the blog this morning, Jim.

    I attempted to dragoon myself into laboring thru the DNC convention, but I couldn’t handle more then a few select speeches. My eyelids just kept rebelling at the moribund events on the screen.

    “The speech itself was wholly an invocation of righteousness in opposition to the manifest evil as represented by the current occupant of the White House. The question is: how many voters actually believe that when the party of the Resistance tacitly supports mobs looting, shooting, and burning across the land. Earlier that day, the Terrible Trump sallied forth diabolically to Joe Biden’s place of birth, Scranton, PA, where he inveighed against “the crazy people on the other side.””

    Don’t forget that the DNC trotted out their coterie of swamp creatures from the Deep State, like Yates & Powell. It’s a telling sign of a political campaign that they have to host neo-cons as an attempt to prove that their candidate is worthy.

    The whole thing is so bizarre. There is so much Orwellian doublespeak, and lies, and agitprop, and plain old fuckery to the DNC convention this year & the democrat party as a whole that the outlines of their mask & the real sociopathic face that lies underneath are blurring badly.

    • Jeremy August 21, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      Enjo. Three of the most astute guys around. This is a brilliant show.

      “DNC embraces neocons, and Russiagate conspiracy just won’t die – with Aaron Maté, Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton”

      https://soundcloud.com/moderaterebels/dnc-russiagate-aaron-mate

      • abbybwood August 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

        And to add to this, here is an example of the contempt higher ups in the DNC have for “progressives”:

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jxDNSlj3xLs

        This same Rahm Emmanuel called progressives “fucking retards”.

        Yet Bernie Sanders and AOC suck up hard to the DNC??!

        Why?!

        • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm #

          I was so proud when AOC learned to say “Emoluments”. I knew she had practiced in front of the mirror like Marilyn Monroe, who used to say “suck” and “fuck”.

          What does a city without a police force look like? Sandy Cortez answers, “A suburb” – perhaps like the one she grew up in.

          • Kim August 21, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

            @ Sredni Vashtar

            What does a city without a police force look like? Sandy Cortez answers, “A suburb” – perhaps like the one she grew up in.

            It will look like what the suburbs will look like once the AFFH is implemented.

            Of course, JHK often speaks against the suburbs but is this what is meant by getting rid of them, as the left wishes to do?

            Will AFFH help us build cheerful, clean, safe, walkable, liveable neighborhoods, close to family, work and neighbors?

            Or will it create a million weedy yards and unpainted houses with broken windows and a lifestyle that includes daily having to scare off “youths” who are in the habit of kicking in your doors and climbing through your windows?

            AFFH is absolutely the worst possible news for anyone who thinks he or she can escape the city by moving to the suburbs.

            https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/biden-and-dems-are-set-to-abolish-the-suburbs/

            Here are some slightly edited quotes from this excellent article by Stanley Kurtz:

            Start “quote”
            “It is no exaggeration to say that progressive urbanists have long dreamed of abolishing the suburbs. (In fact, I’ve explained it all in a book.) Initially, these anti-suburban radicals wanted large cities to simply annex their surrounding suburbs, like cities did in the 19th century. That way a big city could fatten up its tax base. Once progressives discovered it had since become illegal for a city to annex its surrounding suburbs without voter consent, they cooked up a strategy that would amount to the same thing.

            This de facto annexation strategy had three parts:
            (1) use a kind of quota system to force “economic integration” on the suburbs, pushing urban residents outside of the city;

            (2) close down suburban growth by regulating development, restricting automobile use, and limiting highway growth and repair, thus forcing would-be suburbanites back to the city;

            (3) use state and federal laws to force suburbs to redistribute tax revenue to poorer cities in their greater metropolitan region.

            If you force urbanites into suburbs, force suburbanites back into cities, and redistribute suburban tax revenue, then presto! You have effectively abolished the suburbs.

            Once Biden starts to enforce AFFH the way Obama’s administration originally meant it to work, it will be as if America’s suburbs had been swallowed up by the cities they surround. They will lose control of their own zoning and development, they will be pressured into a kind of de facto regional-revenue redistribution, and they will even be forced to start building high-density low-income housing. The latter, of course, will require the elimination of single-family zoning.

            On top of AFFH, Biden now plans to use Cory Booker’s strategy for attacking suburban zoning.

            AFFH works by holding HUD’s Community Development Block Grants hostage to federal-planning demands. Suburbs won’t be able to get the millions of dollars they’re used to in HUD grants unless they eliminate single-family zoning and densify their business districts.

            AFFH also forces HUD-grant recipients to sign pledges to “affirmatively further fair housing.” Those pledges could get suburbs sued by civil-rights groups, or by the feds, if they don’t get rid of single-family zoning. The only defense suburbs have against this two-pronged attack is to refuse HUD grants. True, that will effectively redistribute huge amounts of suburban money to cities, but if they give up their HUD grants at least the suburbs will be free of federal control.

            The Booker approach — now endorsed by Biden — may block even this way out. Booker wants to hold suburban zoning hostage not only to HUD grants, but to the federal transportation grants used by states to build and repair highways. It may be next to impossible for suburbs to opt out of those state-run highway repairs. Otherwise, suburban roads will deteriorate and suburban access to major arteries will be blocked.

            AFFH plus the Booker plan will leave America’s suburbs with no alternative but to eliminate their single-family zoning and turn over their planning to the feds. Slowly but surely, suburbs will become helpless satellites of the cities they surround, exactly as progressive urbanists intend.

            End “quote”

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm #

            They cannot be allowed to take power. It’s as simple as that.

        • PeteAtomic August 23, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

          “Yet Bernie Sanders and AOC suck up hard to the DNC??!”

          as Jimmy Dore said, Bernie doesn’t wanna be the next Ralph Nader

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:17 am #

      Nice use of “fuckery.” Don’t hear that term used nearly enough these days.

  5. City_of_76 August 21, 2020 at 10:31 am #

    Kunstler faults the Democrats for not calling off “their war dogs.” That’s an absurd telling; of course the Democrats know that they have zero control over those who violently riot. No one should expect the rabble-rousers on the street to respond to the talking heads on T.V. The rioters (almost certainly infiltrated by right-wingers stirring the pot for a tasty “boogaloo”) are living in their own world, probably a narrow silo of long-held grievances but with some understanding that the few comforts available in America come at the expense of the many. Our nation’s epic inequality has costs that appear in many forms, one of which is a righteously disgruntled youth.

    No reasonable people would be rioting now; the trouble makers are best handled by local law enforcement, and I don’t doubt that eventually they will be stopped. It’s a tragedy that some Portland rioters think that violence advances their cause — if there even is one, other than the elevation of social chaos.

    • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:53 am #

      Handled by local law enforcement, did you really say that? It IS the local BLUE folks who are blocking law enforcement and trying to defund the cops. It is the Democrats that are enabling the rioters. Period. They are totally at fault for not presenting a platform for de-escalating tensions in the cities as their cohorts are causing the riots.

      • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        Oh my as Huey Long once said “don’t blame me.don’t blame thee.blame the fellow behind the tree” and that’s what people do because they aren’t intelligent to understand that both parties work to wrap you in the chains that bind you.Reagan with his off shoring of jobs,old Bush with his NAFTA and the looting of pension plans by the business sector and creation of the 401K program to fuel the markets, and Clinton who got it passed,young Bush with 9-11 and the Homeland Security Act and Patriot Act,seems to be a pattern there if people could only see it.!!!!

        • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

          True, but I wonder if it’s lack of intelligence or the result of constant brainwashing. Or both.

          • SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

            I think Bill it’s both. But it’s also exhaustion, fatigue and a general sense of powerlessness after so much bullshit people have to contend with during their lifetimes. Then again, the American people haven’t yet reached their Rubicon which, when they cross over, they will fight back like mad dogs. We may know what is happening, but we’re not desperate or hungry enough for the change or ready to scarifice our lives for it. Not pointing fingers for I too am an “heir” to the empire.

      • abbybwood August 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

        Speaking of the officers in BLUE, funny how suddenly Good Year tires is whistling a different tune after Trump called for a boycott!

        Ha!!!

    • jgalt August 21, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

      The “war dogs” are purely an arm of the Demoncrap Party and its corrupt inhabitants. Their storm troopers are out there getting loads of funding from the likes of Soros and other leftist billionaires to continue their rioting and destruction. Problem is, how will the Demoncraps control the beast they have unleashed in the unlikely event they are successful in gaining the total power they so desperately seek?

    • Kim August 21, 2020 at 11:16 pm #

      If Soros and Big Business and Big Philanthropy stop funding them and strategizing for then, Antifa and Burn Loot Murder will come to a grinding halt.

      All of these groups are part of the closely-knit Democrat family. They riot on command.

      That said, I think that their appraoch has been very effective and will continue to be effective. Most people are not only idiots, and spineless and fearful herd animals, they are very susceptible to threats, endless unjustified whining and complaining and ODD-style blackmail. They are not the people you would want either raising children or voting.

      They are the swing vote, so I fully expect Biden to win the election.

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 2:48 am #

      of course the Democrats know that they have zero control over those who violently riot.

      You’re quite right.

      Pity there’s so many CTNJs hereabouts who appear to truly believe it’s all an e I’m plot cooked up the ‘elites’, Soros & the DNC. FFS.

  6. CancelMyCard August 21, 2020 at 10:32 am #

    If Trump wins in November, I wonder what shape the country will be in when 2025 rolls around.

    Will he still be blaming Obama for the economic disaster?
    Quite probably.

    • shotho August 21, 2020 at 10:41 am #

      and he wouldn’t be wrong in doing so; and, LBJ, Nixon, Bush II, himself.

      • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:58 am #

        These presidents are not the cause of what happened, we are. This country is based on the individual, if it fails, it is the voters that will push it over the edge.

        • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

          True because we let the two parties or party of one put up the candidates that the people vote for. where in hell were they when Ron Paul was running hunkered down in their bunkers somewhere I presume.!!!

          • amb August 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

            People need to understand that the Dems are completely corrupt and insane. They have no platform or political agenda re our country other than to just “be in control”. Amongst all sorts of nefarious activities, they will utilize voter-fraud in a big big way (mail-in voting is one of their methods). They have flooded states with illegal immigrants who are voting. And, they have the media, who are bombarding Americans with false information and liberal/globalist propaganda, in their pocket. And, Trump won some states only by a razor thin margin (due to all the illegals). And, the Dems, Bloomberg, Deep State, and the Commie Globalists will spend billions and take every underhanded action they can think of to sabotage Trump and America. Bloomberg spent $100MM so the Dems could win the House majority and look at the nightmare that caused for POTUS45, not to mention all of the lost progress in so many zones. Bloomberg is quietly spending billions to support the Dems, and his only goal is ensure POTUS45 doesn’t get re-elected (he has $85BB, so a few billion is NOTHING to him, he is single-handedly going to alter the natural, organic election process of our country). Soros groups, the CCP, and the Eurozone are working on sabotaging POTUS45 too. If there isn’t a huge grassroots movement: if all Repubs/Conservatives don’t get out there and knock on doors… if they don’t convert their family and friends… if they don’t educate everyone they can… if they don’t get the non-voters to register and vote… if they don’t wear Trump hats and t-shirts… if they don’t put Trump signs on their lawns, etc. etc. etc. we could very well lose to the Commie Globalists (the elitists, the 1%, the “Party of Davos”) and they will destroy what is left of the great American experiment. (They are so desperate that they are willing to use covid and the economic shutdown as methods of sabotaging POTUS45’s re-election.) ?
            THERE WILL NOT BE A TRUMP LANDSLIDE! HE COULD LOSE. EVERYTHING IS AGAINST HIM. IF WE SNOOZE, WE LOSE. STOP THE LONG PATTERN OF CONSERVATIVE/REPUBLICAN LAZINESS AND UNWILLINGNESS TO FIGHT BACK. STOP THE COMPLACENCY. THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE CRAZIEST, VICIOUS, DISRUPTIVE ELECTIONS IN US HISTORY. 

            DO YOUR PART! MAKE EVERYONE YOU KNOW DO THEIR PART! IF EVERYONE DOES THIS, WE CAN GUARANTEE A WIN, AND CAN SAVE AMERICA.

        • Goldy89 August 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

          Well clearly from reading this blog it is failing. Doesn’t that mean that the framework of focus on the individual has failed?

    • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:54 am #

      Easy, a heck of a lot better than if the gimme state evolves.

      • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

        The gimme state arrieved a long time ago just about 40 years ago. where were you,when the 1% was busy taking over the country and not a peep was heard.To late to cry you missed the train and there ain’t another one coming.!!!

    • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

      Smoot-Hawley II Trade Wars were initiated by ‘Trump-the-Terrible’ and causality for the ruination of the nation is wholly the responsibility of the POTUS given his prognostications of MAGA that never panned out.

      I was seriously hoping that Jim would discuss the Steven Bannon arrest
      for today’s Clusterfuck Nation installment.

      Bannon is a true Uber slimeball IMHO.

      P.S. There is no way in Hell that Trump will get a second term given China relations and trade wars. The Democratic Party will win the election based upon the disruption Trump has caused world trade and foreign relations.

      P.S. 2 Excellent composition today, Jim. I’m going to have to utilize my dictionary much more often methinks. That’s for the confusion as I read articles.

      Sincerely, Robert

      • Doc Holliday August 21, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

        Clearly, China caused this “Plague Year”. Intentionally or not, it was due to them, not Trump. Whining otherwise is just that, whining. What economic/fiscal issues now currently occuring are due to Plague Year. Whether they were going to occur sooner or later is inconsequential, this is China’s fault, not Trump’s fault. Plague year is due to China, Period.

        • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

          The CIA deployed the bioweapon SARS-2-nCoV-19 via glass ampule smashed onto the ground in the entrance way for the Wuhan Fish Market at the end of the Wuhan Military Games period, neurodoc.

          I know this because I am the Western Intelligence Guru de jour.
          Furthermore, I always retain final say on matters of intel.

          Now make sure to take your meds, neurodoc.

          RW

          • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

            Ooops. I meant Doc Holiday NOT neurodoc, sorry about that.

            RW

          • Doc Holliday August 22, 2020 at 3:23 am #

            Bobby White, nice try Mr. Not Ian Flemming. You spew complete fictional BS and say you have irrefutable proof because you say so, then tell me to take my meds. What a crock. Step away from the crack and paranoid pipe, Mr. Western Not Intelligence.

        • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

          Hmm where’s your documentation that China caused this or is it simply Trump calling it the China flu,I think that if the truth was known many more cases of this was long before it became public. but it was just dandy for a failing, failed financial system coasting along on hot air and Fed money.!!

      • jgalt August 21, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

        Wish there was some way we could have a bet on your prediction that “there is no way in hell that Trump will get a second term”. As a true Demoncrap, you ignore the rioting and destruction taking place across the country on half of the Demoncraps by their storm troopers, antifa and blm. People are fed up with the Demoncraps willful failure to protect them and their property. Only massive fraud, primarily through mail-in voting, can prevent President Trump’s re-election, which the DNC, and even comrade Hussein, fully understand. Thus, the attacks on his unwillingness to leave office, even before any election is held, the post office fake fiasco, the Russian fake fiasco, the never-ending coup attempts by the Demoncraps and their idiot supporters. Seems a $10,000 bet would be about right, with the money deposited where neither could access it until the election was over. Although you seem so sure of Trump’s defeat, I would not request any odds, just a straight up wager.

        • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

          I am a poor sot, jgalt. Poor bastards like moi could never afford to bet $10k USD, ever. Betting is for rich people that can afford to lose bets.

          I, on the other hand, never lose bets that I make. Trump is a one hit wonder.

          Bet on it, BuckO.

          RW

          • abbybwood August 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

            Funny that.

            I was out at a Westside eatery in Los Angeles yesterday and was shocked! at how many wealthy beach-living types have had it with the Democrat Koolaid being served by Garcetti, Newsom, Biden, Harris and the DNC.

            LOTS of Trump voters lurking about in “Blue” enclaves!

            I would love to see the American voters resoundingly re-elect Trump just to watch all the talking heads at MSDNC, ABC, CBS and CNN lose their minds!!!

            And another round of collective heads exploding at The Young Turks 2020 election night fiasco would be so delicious!

            It’s funny. The DNC and their TDS followers want us to hate Trump a little more than Biden/Harris and Co.

            I think election night will show a decisive win for Trump to let the MSM know we all hate THEM the most!

      • Kim August 21, 2020 at 11:22 pm #

        It must be frustrating for JHK to be running this blog. Not one commentator in one hundred here seems to have accepted the basic ideas of the end of cheap oil and the daily reality of the Long Emergency.

        Why is that? Do people here not believe in peak cheap oil?

        I wouldn’t mind seeing a poll.

        • elysianfield August 22, 2020 at 12:26 am #

          “I wouldn’t mind seeing a poll”

          Kim,
          Don’t you EVER feed me a softball like that again….

          Regarding your question on the end of cheap oil…most on the site are in agreement in principal…however, market forces can keep oil cheap, even when producing it ain’t…as you might have observed over the last 12 months. An example, Platinum is relatively rare, and gold relatively common, however platinum is uncharacteristically selling for much less per ounce than gold…a decade or so ago, this was never the case. Market forces.

    • SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

      If he did win and continue to blame Osama wouldn’t it be the same as Omama unjustly taking credit for the booming economy (up until March of course)?

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 2:51 am #

      You bet, but there’ll only be a smoking shell…no, wait! That’s what’ll happen if he DOESN’T win, if you believe anything the local cabal of Trumpistas have to say. Catastrophists, one and all.

  7. shotho August 21, 2020 at 10:39 am #

    Anti-Trump may be all they need. And, after four years of utter chaos, enters Tom Cotton.

    • abbybwood August 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm #

      Forget Tom Cotton. He is too much of a war hawk.

      Plus nobody could stand watching him on teevee for four years with his Adam’s Apple bobbing up and down up and down up and down.

      Sen. Josh Hawley would have a good shot. He has common sense, people LIKE him and he has that aw shucks appeal most could never produce.

  8. JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:45 am #

    Just read the media smear of Trump for the week and their enshrinement of Biden et al.

    What a crock, all exaggerations and lies.

    All the stuff they blamed on Trump was based on the societal reaction to Covid, period. Trump is a bum because the economy tanked. People forget how well it was humming moving into 2020. They love clobbering MAGA because so many people have lost that economic goodness from last year. So Trump is responsible for uncreating the jobs he created. Anyone that would believe that lie is crazy.

    All of the Dem demagoguery is based on Covid effects. The Democratic Trump must be a god for all the things he supposedly has done. Creating a virus and using it to destroy what his administration has accomplished. In the Democratic mind, such things are perfectly logical.

    Trump used denial of the potential effects of Covid, trying to reduce the effects on the economy by belittling the effects of the virus spread. That was his one mistake and led him to the point he is at now. If proper mitigation control had been enforced in February, and I mean enforced, we would all be relatively disease free today and the Dems would not one point to debate. Trying to be brave and macho when uncontrollable enemies are aimed at you does not pay off all the time. If Biden rides this insanity to victory in Nov., history will remember the March mask less President as one of the greatest screw ups ever.

    But back to the present. Assuming, a big one, that the pandemic finally subsided into control, where are we? If Trump wins, the socialistic takeover will be put off another four years. If Biden wins, we will have to create an economic recovery from Covid using socialistic Democratic means. Think about creating new opportunities for growth with increased taxation to pay off the gimmes that elected Dems. More immigration to dilute the labor pool and push down wages. More violence as the Antifa push their agenda at what they perceive as Liberal candy asses. The cities poverty will expand as more taxes are taken from the upper echelon that supplies growth and job.

    Think about that! The Dem credo is to take capital away from job creators and give it to protesters and gimmes that vote their way. Cities will blow up in reaction to losing the wherewithal to take care of themselves. Homelessness is going to skyrocket in the cities as folks migrate there to get the benefits of the Democratic give away programs.

    Electing Biden and his Progressive cronies is going to speed up TLE. China, Russia, Soros and the gang are just salivating about what will happen after a Democratic victory this year.

    • tlauria August 21, 2020 at 11:02 am #

      The entire DNC Convention summarized in a sentence:
      “Everything is Trump’s fault, so vote for us you racist bigots!”

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:52 am #

        You heard THAT? Fox/Limbaugh filtered, no doubt.

    • abbybwood August 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

      There are NO “progressives” around Biden. If any of them, like Sanders, was a true progressive then Medicare for All would be in the platform. Biden declared if it ever got to his desk he would veto it.

      Biden has surrounded himself with Neocon hawks from both parties. Biden never saw a potential war he didn’t like.

      That is how “progressive” Biden and his team are.

      • wolfbay August 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm #

        True. Once they really crank up MMT they have to maintain the dollar as the reserve currency at all cost or its game over. I fear we’re headed for war as we try to keep military hegemony. Sad to say we’re a nation with many war mongers.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:53 am #

        Oh! Sorry!!! You WANT a ‘progressive’ agenda now? Great! You’ve seen the light!

    • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

      Trump ain’t done a damn thing except for the wealthy the blue collar working class don’t even have a voice up there,this bullshit about how Trump is going to wave his magic wand and erase all the evils that’s been created.

      Still waiting for an end to the forever wars when they bring the troops home,and ten will get you twenty that when they draw down the troops in Afghanistan that they will go to Germany to make up for the ones that went to Poland,its the old shell game which shell is the pea under and the public doesen’t have a clue’…..

      • UN OUT OF USA August 21, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

        Bluedog, give your hate of Trump a rest. It’s gotten boring. You aren’t convincing anyone with your hate and drivel (and dare I say, jealousy). Seek immediate medical care for your obvious fatal overdose of TDS.

    • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

      You have a big problem, John: you are too smart and logical. Unfortunately, better prepare for a life of disappointment. It can be handled – I know because I’ve lived that way for much of my life, and have managed it very well.

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 2:53 am #

      John, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to ‘smear’ President DimDon. One only needs to quote the twat…no need to make stuff up.

  9. PeteAtomic August 21, 2020 at 10:51 am #

    California is showing the rest of the country the shortfalls of a high demand electrical grid run on “green” energy.

    https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-08-17/public-utilities-commission-to-blame-for-blackouts-caiso-says

    I really hope they can work it out. For the sake of elderly people stuck in their apartments & facing death by heat stroke. Not a good situation.

    The high in Sacramento is forecast to be around 96F today and 99F tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, its a foggy and damp 62F in Duluth today.

    • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 10:56 am #

      The gimme State does not care.

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:20 am #

      But it’s a dry heat! Feels more like 65F.

    • cbeard August 21, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

      One more time. Green energy should supplement the traditional power sources, not replace them. At least, not yet. Maybe someday. The power conglomerates wouldn’t be able to sell as much product if everyone made use of alternative energy sources that are workable in their given locale. They have so much lobbying power that it will be a long time, if ever when you see a shift to cheaper sources. Again, the big capitalist dogs win.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

        Watch Michael Moore’s “Planet of Humans”. Green energy is most a marketing scam to get free access to the forests, or engage in costly boondogles that make money for the perpetrators.

        • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:58 am #

          That movie has been debunked on SO MANY levels. Out-of-date reportage served up as if 2005 is actually2019…and so on. But don’t worry, Skorenzy – just grab hold of any ‘alternative facts’ that fit your desired narrative. It’s not like it’s a NEW thing with you, is it. (NOT a question)

      • Kim August 21, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

        @ cbeard

        One more time. Green energy should supplement the traditional power sources, not replace them

        One more time:

        1) It isn’t green (meaning it isn’t renewable, or clean, and it does not have a small ecological footprint)

        2) Such “supplementation” just drives up the price because it requires the installation and maintenance of two systems instead of one.

        In 1996 Australia had the cheapest and most reliable electricity in the world. It went “green”. Now it has blackouts and the most/near most expensive electricity in the world.

        3) It will never, ever, ever be able to “replace” fossil fuel energy (do what it has done as well or as cheaply and in many cases do it at all)

    • UN OUT OF USA August 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

      If people die in California from lack of energy, sicko’s afflicted with TDS, like “bluedog”, will blame it on Trump. Didn’t you know that “orange man bad” and ALL problems are his fault?

  10. abcdef August 21, 2020 at 11:00 am #

    Hi Mr. Kunstler,
    An interesting post for what it doesn’t say. Admittedly, the bar of low expectations is working here, but I missed your weekly invocation of Joe Biden’s state of dementia and incapacity. I guess that is because was–grudgingly for you, I expect–well done. He used his own experience to get across who he was to the American public–a fundamentally decent man who has overcome a lot in his life.

    What it did, is do something that you don’t talk about much in your blog, but which is essentially if we are to survive the trials to come. Let us take you at your word, and decide that the world as we know it will end the way you suggest. How does it rebuild itself?

    It rebuilds itself with a moral vision. You have made clear through the years that it is a lack of a moral vision that has led us to this point. Your readers know this and agree with you.

    And yet, what the Dem Convention showed, in startling emotional clarity is the contrast between what a decent man sounds like and what a malignant narcissist such as our current Commander in Chief sounds like. There is NO moral centre to Donald Trump, apart from the profit motive–he is a pure example of homo economicus. Biden is a politician, full of platitudes for sure, but he can share some of his personal tragic experience in a human way that the current President cannot.And that is something real.

    The world built by hand will require people to be able to face and share great tragedy and not be broken utterly by it. They will have to suffer and make meaning out of that suffering. They will have to find and hold onto shared PURPOSE.

    The irony of your posting is that the man who is leading us towards the future you paint currently sits in the White House. There is no way forward for him that ens well for the rest of us. The attitude that will lead us through the crisis you envisage to a a world made by hand is shared by the man who spoke last night. He may be an (very) imperfect vessel and he will likely fail, but I am going to go with decency and a moral core over the vacuous profit motivated suit and red tie we currently have…

    • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 11:33 am #

      Ha, I can hear you in four years as the TLE catastrophe unfolds.

      But he is such a nice guy!

      Most of the effective presidents were not nice guys. Hard driven with a specific program. Nice guys finish last in DC. Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton were tough politicians that did their job. Carter, Both Bushes were nice guys who just wanted to get along and failed. Reagan was the one exception.

      Do not pray for a nice guy, pray for someone with enough guts to try to beat back the scum in DC and get the job done.

      Remember December, lowest unemployment in history and best GDP growth in decades. Due to Trump policies!!

      • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

        Don’t mix JFK with the rest of the dogs,Clinton was an ass and the rest were no better and Reagan set the course that destroyed the country when they started shipping all the jobs out, running up huge deficits, creating off-shore accounts so they could park their wealth safe from the tax man.

        And the truth was and is the fact that employment never even got back up to where it was in 2009,and of course the so called GDP was little more then every thing dumped into it from financials to the kitchen sink,the actual GDP was somewhere between $9-$11 trillion dollars.Shadow Stats has a very good run down on just how bad the country’s off, as the Fed has been dumping all kinds of money into the market starting with Reagan and Greenspan, and went into overdrive under Trump,and of course all of that will have to be repaid by your kids,grandkid’s and their grandkid’s,now ain’t you proud.!!!….

    • neurodoc August 21, 2020 at 11:41 am #

      Are you actually trying to say that biden is decent man? How about the the fact that he set his family up for billions of corrupt $ income (including coke addict son, Hunter and his brother), helped give millions of tax payer money to iran illegally, stole another man’s wife, started massive law enforcement efforts targeting poor POCs, was involved in the spying on American citizens (see Durham’s recent report), endorsed racist policies throughout his career, lied about his credentials in multiple settings, plagiarized as often as possible, and engages in pedophilic advances toward female children. Maybe you are crazy or maybe you are just brainwashed. But Damn, decent man, NOT.
      Wake up or go take your psych meds. Or both!

      • Goldy89 August 21, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

        You’re clearly trying to create a hobo stew of conjecture and collateral blame here. If I have to compare him to the grifter in chief he looks like a golden boy.

        • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

          o

          • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

            Or you need to start actually paying attention.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 2:56 am #

            Rich!

        • neurodoc August 21, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

          This is the proven net worth of the biden family criminals; a so called ‘coal mining’ family from Pennsylvania coal towns. Yeh Right. Don’t be a dumbass!!

          Frank Biden: $5B
          Hunter Biden: $3.5B
          James Biden: $500mil
          Ashley Biden: $180K

    • rainmaker August 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

      Joe Biden, supporter of the Patriot Act, grifter and carpetbagger, that Joe Biden ? Are you serious?

    • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

      Uh, I believe you are the problem reasonable people must face: Biden is a nice guy? He’s a weirdo sniffing women’s hair, has pederastic tendencies grabbing girls’ breasts and making them uncomfortable. Had an affair with a married woman. Admitted on record he interfered with another country’s political process for personal gain. There’s more, too.

      You are confusing a good personality with being a good person. A common mistake with non-deep thinking people. I do agree with you about Trump.

      • Goldy89 August 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

        Source this please: Admitted on record he interfered with another country’s political process for personal gain.

        Directly for Biden. Not collateral rumor-mongering.

        • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

          Check on the internet, it’s everywhere. The semi-pederasty, hair-sniffing and Ukraine interference are on many U-tube videos, all you have to do is a simple search, I’m not stating an opinion, I’m using provable facts.

          • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm #

            “Semi”-pederasty.

            LOL.

            You realize that when he was fondling kids he was doing so in Senate swearing in ceremonies.

            In front of everyone.

            Imagine what he does behind closed doors.

          • Goldy89 August 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            Sorry Joe Biden specifically. NOT Hunter Biden.

        • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

          OMG
          You are out of touch!
          Please stop commenting on things you are CLUELESS!

          https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/27/flashback_2018_joe_biden_brags_at_cfr_meeting_about_withholding_aid_to_ukraine_to_force_firing_of_prosecutor.html

          Yep there it is quid pro quo Joe what a scumbag.

          • Goldy89 August 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

            That would be the same Ukraine Trump threatened to withhold aid for?

          • benr August 22, 2020 at 9:18 am #

            Such a ridiculous response so typical of one of your ilk.

            Like comparing apples to horse apples.

          • Majella August 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

            So Joe is a scumbag for doing this, but your clay-footed hero, President DimDon is NOT, for doing what you declare to be the exact same thing?

            Trouble is, they’re NOT the same thing. Can I be bothered explaining it to you again? Nah…waste of time.

          • benr August 23, 2020 at 12:13 am #

            Oh please do give us your most recent talking point spoon fed to you this will be rich.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 2:57 am #

            Rich!

          • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:10 am #

            Jello really wants to revisit her Ukraine posts?

            This will bring us all great joy.

            Great, great joy.

            LOL.

    • cbeard August 21, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

      You say Biden is a “fundamentally decent man who has overcome a lot in his life’. I say he is a fundamentally dishonest man who has used his political office to enrich himself and his family.

    • Doc Holliday August 21, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

      Joe has a ‘moral vision’ of the future. So does the gang he hangs out with, Obama, Clinton, Harris. You need to share your medication with the rest of us.

    • sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

      abcdef,

      Hello Kakadu. How ya been?

    • abcdef August 21, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

      Thank you all for your replies.
      They mostly share the following:
      Joe Biden? Decent? Moral? What glue have you been sniffing?

      Both-side-ism, writ large. Fair enough, he is a politician, and he has his issues. He is a flawed candidate, for sure. But I think this is a false equivalence in two ways.

      1. People do not back the claim with credible evidence. like beantownbill, who in answering Goldy89’s request for evidence says: “Check on the internet, it’s everywhere.” Rumour and bullshit abound on the Internet. There is this pedophilia ring run out of a pizza shop in Washington DC, dontcha know. Some people here may believe this but there is not a shred of actual evidence; all there is bullshit–or what Goldy89 would call “a hobo stew of conjecture and collateral … rumor-mongering.” What I know is that Biden has nowhere the baggage that Trump does. As a thought experiment–Do you honestly believe that Donald Trump was not aware of and actively supporting the actions of all those people he has seen convicted and arrested connected to his campaign? Biden hasn’t been made President yet, but if he turns out as bad as Trump, then you can say: I told you so.

      And cbeard–you might want to consider: “I say he is a fundamentally dishonest man who has used his political office to enrich himself and his family AND he has overcome a lot in his life” (I would add that it helps him to have compassion for the plight of others, but why quibble)’

      2. Biden will not be as effective as the current occupant if he becomes President for a whole host of reasons. I hope you don’t mind–but WTF? A smaller group of people here think the COVID is a hoax and whatever statistics offered must be pure nonsense. For the rest of us who see the death toll and say–“Holy Moly” you have to ask yourself why we are doing worse than much of the world. Sure, rugged individualists fare worse in situations that require social solidarity, but seriously. The President chose to basically ignore the threat, interfere in getting a coherent message and strategy out, and thought he knew more about it than his top experts. 170,000+ deaths later, I can’t picture Biden being worse than the President, but I can imagine someone following the science being a hell of a lot better than the current occupant. JohnAZ, niceness is, um, nice, but, it would bother me much less that President Trump has no empathy for anyone except himself if he were just competent.

      I understand. Trump is “the man” for many here–placing hopes and dreams on him, seeing him as a somewhat flawed human being trying to do good but seeing him also being swamped by the “Deep State”–Mr. Kunstler’s position more or less. Me? I think he is incompetent and malignantly narcissistic. You have to have some narcissism to run for President, but Donald Trump is at an extreme that is actively dangerous for the country as a whole.

      Sorry, gotta go. We are doing fire evacuation warning stuff.
      Be well all…

      • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

        Stick around, bro.

        I would be happy to discuss this in detail with you.

        It will be fun for all.

        Lots of fun.

      • LagingRunatic August 24, 2020 at 9:59 am #

        The phrase “false equivalence” entered the public discourse around a year after Obama was elected, and its purpose was clear even at the time: to provide cover for Democratic politicians whenever they enacted the same policies as their Republican predecessors. Because of the “D” after their names, they had to be immunized from their critics on the right — and, more critically, on their left (ironically, after those same left-leaning folks had been told to hold their criticisms until *after* the elections, same). So now anytime a Democrat does something more or less indistinguishable from a Republican, the stale phrase “false equivalence” is brought out.

        2020 Democratic partisans are so mindless they “think” Trump is a worse president than the asshole who let the WTC get attacked on his watch and then lied us into the Iraq War, with its 100,000 casualties. They’re the same gang of idiots who thought W. won the 2000 election due to “hanging chads,” rather than relatives in the mass media and friends on the Supreme Court. That’s how they are able to convince themselves that Trump stole an election that he actually (and clearly, like it or not) won.

        No matter how much they read about manufactured consent, they continue to allow their consent to be manufactured. Pathetic.

    • amb August 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

      abcdef… another casualty, afflicted with TDS. Clueless.

  11. MiddlePeninsula August 21, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    While the Democrats may or may not control the rioters, the lack of condemnation for all this mischief is deafening. It tells me all I need to know about our city’s democratic leadership. Hobbling the police while they destroy property is outrageous. Both white and black small businesses have been destroyed and will probably never come back.
    My question is “who is bailing these folks out of jail?”. They are probably back on the street before the arresting officers are heading home. I wonder how many of these criminals will show up for their court dates (if their charges are not dropped beforehand anyway). It is not much of a disincentive for violence. Mark my words, this will end in someone being beat to death in living color. It is a wonder that man in Portland was not killed.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      They’re not being prosecuted. Lindsay Graham made a big deal about why these ones should be. Utterly amazing. The Deep State wants this lawlessness in order to bring us into the Reset or New Order. Barr is doing little or nothing. He seems to be hoping for a place in the New Order or at least not to be its enemy, like Trump.

      Marquise Love is one of the new social worker/police.

    • sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

      Corrupt district attorneys are letting them go free and funds raised by various places, I think Soros and maybe BLM money is used to bail them out.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:00 am #

        “You think”? Is that what you call it? You live in a bubble at the bottom of a rabbit-hole. Best of luck.

        • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:18 am #

          Does that rabbit hole contain a copy of Dr. Gelatin and the Great Russo Hitlerian Chloroxian Mailboxian Manchurian Caper?

          Dr. Gelatin has the bestest conspiracy theories.

          Just ask her.

  12. Jigplate August 21, 2020 at 11:03 am #

    Obama has been called the greatest gun salesman in history. That honor has now been shifted to the 2020 Democratic chaos. In the first 6 months of 2020 alone nearly 20 million guns have been sold. Many to first time buyers. This has led to an unprecedented run on ammo. It’s nearly impossible to find ammo online, or at retailers. The industry is currently looking at a 2 year catchup at current levels. If Biden wins, look for a further explosion in gun sales, but without ammo, it’s just an expensive paper weight

    • stelmosfire August 21, 2020 at 11:58 am #

      Jigplate I can find all sorts of ammo in all calibers on line. The problem is the price gouging. 9mm for $1.30/round. I was getting it for.14/round in February.
      https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ammo-inc.-signature-9mm-luger-115-grains-tmc-200-rounds-in-an-ammo-can-9115tmc-rb200/FC-818778020478.html

      • Jigplate August 21, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

        True- price gouging is a real problem. Many would have a hard time paying those prices. The side effect of this is reduced training. Shooting is a perishable skill. I’m glad that I hand load. With prices like that, assembling rounds out of components looks like a bargain.

        • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

          Guns are precision instruments built by trained experts. I never tried to hand-load my ammo because it needed perfect loading. Your firearm may appear to work well, but it may little by little damage it over time. I’m not criticizing you, just stating my opinion.

          OTOH, at least you won’t have to worry about ammo supply in the near future. But soon it may be just as hard to get gunpowder and other cartridge parts as well. My dealer always seems to have ammo, but I’m limited to two boxes at a time. 100 cartridges a week seems to be enough to practice with, but it’s very difficult to accumulate extra. I suppose I could bite the bullet (pun intended) and pay more with on-line purchases.

          • Daddyotis August 21, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

            BTB, you are correct re the rapid disappearance of reloading components, namely small pistol primers. Bullets and powder have actually been keeping up, depending on what caliber you’re reloading. Brass can just be picked up at the range.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:02 am #

        But ain’t it WORTH it, given how everyone is out to get you now???

        • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:21 am #

          He tried to get you to inject Chorlox, but you were on to him.

          Now he is stealing mailboxes to ensure the millions of Russian secret agents can vote him in to usher in the Coming White Ethnostate!

          Right, Dr.?

  13. scoubidou123 August 21, 2020 at 11:04 am #

    The deterioration of large american cities scares me. The fact that they have pretty much all been run by democrats for decades, in states that have been democrats for decades is sobering.

    I see more and more reports about civic breadown: rising criminality, corruption, deterioration of infrastructure, unsanitary conditions, flash mobs of shoplifters, junkies and homeless men wandering the streets, bankruptcy, daily extreme left riots, shootings, race riots, people throwing in the towel and deciding to flee. OK we knew the lights had gone out in Detroit, Baltimore or Philadelphia but now it’s everywhere. Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, NYC, Los Angeles, Saint-Louis, even fabled SF. If the billions of Silicon Valley are not enough to make democrat policies work, what hope is there for lesser cities?

    Democrats have had decades in which to apply their policies to tackle problems of racism and homelessness and drug addiction and the more they work on a problem, the worse it gets.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

      They’re all Innsmouth now. The Cities decay because their monstrous Elite don’t care about them. They have their own private Civilization it seems.

      • cbeard August 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

        It all comes back to overpopulation.

        • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

          Yes, and combine that with energy issues.

        • Bytes August 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

          Yes, that is our number one problem that leads to all others.

        • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

          No it doesn’t. There are vast regions that are nearly uninhabited.

          The problem is a comparatively small group of very rich individuals who want all of the pie.

          When you repeat things like this, you enable the global plantation.

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

            And those vast regions are often wastelands that won’t support many people – like most of Nevada for example.

            I do like your answer though. So how do we rectify this? Free Market, right? Wrong.

            Strict and patriotic oversight of the private sector by Fascist/National Socialist Leaders, with lots of guidance and input from the most successful people in those industries. Who knows them better than those who have risen to the top?

          • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

            We live in 2020. No one in the West hunts buffalo to survive. We have modern transportation grids and the industrial power to produce far more food than we currently need.

            There may be a point where population growth is in the red zone, but we are far from it.

            The march toward the global plantation is driven by division and fear. Its masters want everything. Medicis on steroids. All that stands in their way are sovereign nation states.

      • Rupert August 21, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

        That makes me think of the mayor of Chicago who is more than willing to make her own little neighborhood into a fortress while the rest of her city burns.

        Almost makes a man wonder if the rulers and their functionaries want ‘fast’ collapse, if limited, to cull the population and alleviate some of the empire’s resource constraints without ending up on lampposts.

    • sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

      I don’t believe in black and white thinking, but as time goes on I am wondering if the Democratic party has carried the seeds of its current evil and insanity all along.

    • scoubidou123 August 22, 2020 at 8:10 am #

      Addenda

      NYC:
      New York City is dead forever
      https://nypost.com/2020/08/17/nyc-is-dead-forever-heres-why-james-altucher/

      Chicago:
      With the last effects of Chicago’s looting sprees, it’s a tense time near the Loop and the Magnificent Mile, not only for the businesses that were hit but also for everyone who lives and works in the city. Now more problems could lead people to leave these neighborhoods.
      https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/18/threat-of-more-looting-leads-to-concerns-of-downtown-chicago-exodus/

      What me gloomy?

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 3:19 am #

        James Altucher (whom I keep up with through a number of blogs) is a smart, observant, Libertarian catastrophist. Like JHK, it’s always ALMOST TEOTWAWKT…the population of Rome fell to under 30,000 once – down from over 5 million its peak around 240 AD. It’s still there – sure, both the decline & revival took a few centuries, but things move way faster now.

        • scoubidou123 August 24, 2020 at 9:44 am #

          Unlike you, I can’t say I ever kept up with Mr Altucher. To me, the fact that he seemed like a successful, born New-Yorker who loved his city and who opened businesses there lent weight to his considerations of a permanent crisis.

          If he has indeed been claiming for years that New York is about to get permanently crippled then it’s something else.

  14. Jeremy August 21, 2020 at 11:10 am #

    “Corrupt DNC Secretly Cuts Ending Fossil Fuel Industry Subsidies!”

    https://youtu.be/bOwwuQXx7Cc

    They gotcha by the balls – even when you ladies don’t have balls!

  15. Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:11 am #

    Creepy Joe Biden, Man of La Mancha. With the ever trusty Jiggles Panza at his side. Tilting at Covid windmills all the day long. I like the visuals! Good work Mr. K!

  16. Jeremy August 21, 2020 at 11:11 am #

    Trump is going to destroy Biden:

    “BRUTAL: Resurfaced Video of Joe Biden Should Destroy His Campaign”

    https://youtu.be/_f2Z30j61aw

    • SouthernYankee August 21, 2020 at 11:17 am #

      Jeremy, I choose bad hair wrecking ball any day over the Looters (ala Ayn Rand). I guess you do too.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

        God bless Old Virginny.

      • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

        The best part is when you get so honest with yourself that even the hair no longer matters.

        Social shame is for the weak.

  17. Pucker August 21, 2020 at 11:16 am #

    I suspect that one way that the kids navigate awkward social situations when they meet new people is that they learn to say certain things that they know will resonate with the other brainwashed American kids? For example, they’ll always make fun of and denounce Religion. I used to think that it was because they were curious about the phenomenon of Religion. But I suspect that it’s just a way to “fit in”?

    “Black Lives Matter.”

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:29 am #

      Hmm… My experience is that the youngsters are a pretty religious bunch these days. To the degree that they believe in anything that’s not part of their total social media existence anyway. And for the most part they’ve met on social media before they ever meet face to face as well. Watch any of them in a group and you will see them all staring blankly at their phones. You could easily walk right up to them one by one and slit their throats and they’d never utter a word.

      “Sniff Safely – Wear a Mask”

  18. bob August 21, 2020 at 11:22 am #

    As the Zen master said “ good and evil and the mind is lost”.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

      Zen is above morality but morality is not below Zen.

      The precepts are an external guide as to how a Buddha Mind perceives and operates.

      Roshi Phillip Kalpleau

      • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

        Buddha short fat guy pretty much looks like a lazy bastard to me, Janos.

        RW

        • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

          It’s not enough to blaspheme in one religion, now you have to do it multi-faith?

          • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

            My faith is Dickensian, Janos. I was raised by a Chartered Accountant don’t forget, eh. Chartered Accountants would never raise a son that believed in any religion other than Dicken’s would advocate as a the good Christian he was.

            Grump Marxism is the only religion that posits conflict theory as base tenant that undergirds philosophy and ethos, Janos.

            Multi-faith my arse.

            We are all Keynesian now, Janos.

            Cui bono, BuckO.

            RW

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm #

            You’re only a tenant in your body, Bob. It’s not you as Grump Marxism teaches. Someday you will have to give an account to the owner of what you did with your body. It’s gets better: You don’t own your own soul or self either. He/She/It does.

          • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm #

            Possession in nine tenths of the law, Janos. Moreover, when I was born my government registered my corporate name via my Birth Certificate. I am a corporate entity and legally all of my rights are protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights which are sanctified in Canadian Law & Jurisprudence.

            Not only do I own my own soul, but I am fully in charge of it too as no deity or entity is competent to govern my self, personality, or existence.

            All so-called deities can get in line to lick my balls in deference to my superior intellect.

            Signed, The Management

            RW

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

            Down below they are licking their chops and sharpening their pitchforks. Shall I study Bosch and tell you who you are in the painting?

  19. wm5135 August 21, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, forever and ever. Amen

    The big boys and girls have been to the top of the volcano and made thier sacrifices, Clinesmith and Bannon. Dollaris vobiscum – et cum spiritu tuo.

    and the Lord said “Send two gunships to shoot up that checkpoint in Syria” and the Lord saw there were no Russian troops killed and the Lord said “That is good, I will keep the oil”

    “henceforth I will send Michael the Secretary of Archangels into the desert to smite the poor and just and organize a little more eminent domain”

    Mastema smiled and said “Greed IS Good” casting a glance at Legion he mused “can you believe those dumb fuckers are still lining up for us to know them?”

    Legion grinned, “Again”

    A serial plagiarist or a serial liar, NO YOU CANNOT SMELL MY FINGERS!

    amen

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:35 am #

      Nice! Just the right amount of cynicism without getting all syrupy shitty about it!

  20. noel bodie August 21, 2020 at 11:28 am #

    Meanwhile back in the real world of 5 million infected, 170k dead and counting, 40 million unemployed, sabotaging the post office, and one more campaign official arrested….it’s all good.

    • newworld August 21, 2020 at 11:34 am #

      The author addressed that with the statement on conflicting narratives. This blog used to attract fairly decent gas lighters and narrative spewers, what has happened because you surely are poor at it or the cupboard is bare, strange.

      Thank your lucky stars you have conservatives for opposition.

    • JohnAZ August 21, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      When what happened to spread the virus comes out, no one will do a thing about it. Trump has allowed himself to be a goat, that is a disappointment.

      Cost containment is a conservative credo, the post office is a bureaucratic joke, bloated, corrupt and inefficient. E mail and Amazon has just about destroyed it.

      It should be rebuilt from the ground up. Tying the vote to the reliability of the PO sounds like an appropriate response from the Dems, their own organization is just about as effective.

      • sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

        The post office does a good job in my opinion, but is in to way set up to handle an election, and not because of slowness or anything like that. It’s just the nature of the beast – no controls are possible and the primaries have revealed scandal after scandal. The Dems not only want to have mail-in ballots to try to steal the election, what they actually want is even worse. They know a mail-in election will produce chaos, and from this chaos they hope to strongarm a president of their choice into place.

        Unfortunately, they will have to bring in UN soldiers to keep it, because Americans will fight.

        And some sleepy and silly lifelong democrats just don’t see it no matter how blatant everything becomes. In the past, it didn’t matter terribly much who won and things went along in an orderly manner. But now they hate Trump with a purple passion and have committed every treasonous crime to get rid of him; having failed that they are now willing to destroy the world, millions of lives and bring on a civil war to save their hides from prison and infamy.

        • neurodoc August 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

          I was recently involved in a forensic ballistic testing of UN blue helmets for a ‘private’ firm. A 9mm bullet from a 4 inch barrel Glock 17 at 15yrds penetrated without difficulty leaving 2″ indention of ballistic gel. 5.56 at 30 yds went thru explosively as expected and 7.62 from 100 yrds blew half the helmet away. The UN chest armor is even less protective than the helmets. Clearly for expendable moron ‘troops.’ Zero survival for the blue helmets.
          300+ million guns in the red states. Significant IIIA+ body armor in civilian hands.
          No fuss no muss. Bring it.
          Sarajevo here we come, pre ‘world made by hand.’

          • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

            Very interesting.

          • MiddlePeninsula August 21, 2020 at 7:47 pm #

            Neurodoc,
            Quite interesting. I remember in the past they talked about the UN soldiers coming to this country to subdue the population. A true globalist dream, no doubt. The thought was that American soldiers could not be depended to violently disarm their own people. My thought at the time was that these UN folks would die far from home.

          • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:07 am #

            Neuro

            That you think the UN troops won’t be well provided for is small comfort. Yeah I expect the home team to win but it won’t be fun. Also wonder what will happen with our own military. Will they remain loyal? Will the generals? I think so but there might be some sedition.

      • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

        Lol aren’t they all the C.I.A, the F.B.I. the High Court Congress the House the oval office.Name me one that isn’t.!!!

    • Bytes August 21, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

      Noel, do you have anymore silly Dem talking points or does this exhaust your list?

  21. newworld August 21, 2020 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks for watching and giving us a brief rundown of a four day snore.

    The only ad from old crony Joe was about some virus plan, just another sop to the nuts for them to embolden them to act crazier about wearing a stupid piece of cloth about one’s face.

  22. Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 11:38 am #

    Good point. Piss poor entertainment lately, though. Storylines are simply too farfetched to believe anymore.

  23. tom clark August 21, 2020 at 11:49 am #

    “There is nothing new except that which has been forgotten.”

    –Marie Antoinette

  24. Sosodef August 21, 2020 at 11:54 am #

    Rallying cries of The Democrats:
    -100 yrs ago “We demand jobs!”
    -50 yrs ago “We demand fair pay for our work!”
    -Today “Work is racist we’re just going to steel what we want by force!”

  25. beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

    I tried to consider watching the convention, but I know how my stomach would react to the whole presentation, so I haven’t seen a second of it. Why punish myself?

    I can’t bring myself to vote for Trump; don’t believe in voting for the lesser of two evils. Looks like my non-voting streak going back to 1968 will not be broken. The closest I came to voting was for Ross Perot. Now I’d vote for him in a second. We consistently present more inappropriate presidential candidates than the ones before. I’m telling you, vote for Daffy Duck, he would be more effective. I would do that, except I’m saving myself like a virgin for the right person to eventually come along and end my streak. But I’m running out of time. Do I die a virgin, or do I give it all up for anyone, just for the experience?

    • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

      There are no virgins in Beantown, Bill.

      RW

    • sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

      Beantown,

      Trump has done quite a number of great things. But mainly, he ran on a platform of draining the swamp and this perfectly explains the unprecedented level of constant smearing and “the resistance” which has turned revolutionary. Why should you vote for him? Because it isn’t about him and whatever little accomplishments may make it past your internal barriers. It’s about dismantling the deep state and its endless wars and financial chaos and the move toward totalitarian control that is unfolding right now. If you can’t see what the Democrats are up to you’re all but blind. They are obviously desperate and destabilized, showing their true colors and fighting for their lives. They are willing to do ANYTHING to win. They are willing to ruin this country and millions of lives.
      Don’t let them. Do your part and get a little more serious.
      I liked Ross Perot too, by the way and have not voted for a Dem or a Republican in 30 years. But I voted Trump and will do so again.

      • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm #

        You have my sympathy you were just drowned in political bullshit and no there’s no vaccine for that.!!!

      • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

        Sophia, I hear what you are saying, but I have serious issues about Trump. IMO, he presents a very poor image of a statesman and leader; he doesn’t speak well at all. Ultimately, that’s not relevant, but image is very important in the rest of the world.

        I know he’s been constantly besieged, but he’s the US president, for God’s sake, supposedly the most powerful man in the world. He could have used that power to really drain the so-called swamp, get the border fence done and disempower the idiots like Pelosi and Schumer. But here it is over three years later and he hasn’t been able to. Of course there would be drastic civil and political consequences for him such that he would probably end up a one-term President for sure. But he would have done what he promised to do.

        • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

          Weak.

        • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:27 am #

          Beantown,

          I don’t think you really understood what I said! The Democratic party has been infiltrated with Marxist globalists who want revolution. Do you want no civil rights and gulags and famine?

          I was told that he presented a terrible image and was a bit of a buffoon, but never really watched him speak till lately because I have been learning via the Q movement and have now watched him speak a lot. I have no issues with his style nor does he seem dumb or anything like that, and he is far more interesting than almost any politician I have listened to because he says real things instead of evasive platitudes. He holds my attention.

          As to why he hasn’t done more, there is an entire school of thought about that. First of all I do believe the plans have run into some snags as things do in the real world. Second of all the deep state is quite pervasive and it doesn’t do much good to have someone arraigned if the judge is corrupt and that sort of thing. How could he disempower Pelosi? He does things legally…and having him as a one term president would be a disaster. If those guys get into power again its curtains for us all.

          As for image, you know, the rest of the world has the same crap media that we do, and hear the same crap and nonsense day after weary day that we do, but the Q movement is world wide and growing. It is called the Great Awakening and is a matter of people coming to understand the yoke that has been upon our necks for decades and centuries. People in other countries are in the Q movement as well. Yes, if you see how he avoids wars and accomplishes things with other world leaders, he is indeed a great statesman. Trump is going after the snakes who shot President Kennedy. That is his mission, and its not about bringing particular players to justice, they’re probably mostly dead, its about dismantling the cabal before the eyes of the whole world.

          It’s a tall order and Trump is certainly not doing it single handedly but he’s the front man.
          All hands on deck!
          I also think you don’t realize the seriousness of some issues he’s dealing with and how much time and planning it takes to dismantle the deep state. Slow and steady wins the race. He needs another term. We need him to have another term. You can’t take the bad guy in a movie and beat him up a little and then let him escape.

    • elysianfield August 22, 2020 at 12:11 am #

      ” Do I die a virgin…”

      Bill,
      I hear virginity is highly overrated….

  26. Q. Shtik August 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

    Just want to follow up on a point I raised in the prior blog thread:

    NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    This organization has been around since 1909 and has some half million members. MLK was a poobah in the NAACP from the 1950s until his assassination.

    Why has there been no outcry to rename the organization the NAAPOC? The National Association for the Advancement of People of Color.

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

      Well, by golly, I think you’ve just issued the opening outcry!

  27. RocketDoc August 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

    I read the news today, oh boy. I live on the “rich” side of town. Our almost fully occupied nearby Mall declared bankruptcy. Workout to come. Calm protests in front of our quiet Confederate soldier demand he get moved somewhere irrelevant immediately. (He’s already behind a bush but has become a super tall lightning rod). I watched the last 10 minutes of Joe-he did fine–considering. Football is ON! ( without tailgates)-bummer. I live in a very Republican district–2 more yard signs for the Democratic candidate, maybe there are some more hopeful people than the denizens of this blog….

    • stelmosfire August 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

      About Biden’s speech. I watched it and he performed well. I’ve wondered. It was presented as a live speech. Maybe. There were thousands outside watching outside on a Jumbotron. Immediately after the speech Joe and Jill walked outside onto the stage for the crowd and fireworks. Why didn’t he give the speech in front of the crowd so they could see him? Maybe this speech was recorded?

      • RocketDoc August 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

        Nothing is as it seems, if it is important. Several hesitancies in his voice suggested he was about to ad lib but the discipline and practice paid off. Big teleprompter, plenty of practice, and one inviolable rule–follow the script….It sounded sincere.

  28. Pucker August 21, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

    I wonder what the arrest of Steve Bannon is really all about? Steve Bannon is in tight with the anti-Chinese Communist Party crowd?

    The language may start to change in Hong Kong, and there may be conspiracy theories and witch hunts?

    “ The Journal de la Montagne, a semi-official paper, condemned him for making “a separate category of a more vulgar class of people, who spoke a more vulgar language,” insisting that “today, when equality has brought all men together, language should be the same for all.”27 Forced to accept the language of the educated Jacobins, however, the readers who had recognized themselves in Hébert’s pages were bound to feel alienated from the Revolution. No one had done more than the Père Duchêne to fan fears of counterrevolutionary conspiracies and betrayals by bourgeois politicians, or to encourage the punitive impulses that so often came to the surface during the Terror.

    • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

      Bannon’s arrest is about the million U$D he appropriated via the shell numbered account that the forensic accountants nailed him on via Wire Fraud, Puck.

      Watch Wizard of Lies and you will catch on.

      RW

      • Pucker August 21, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

        Bannon used to work for Goldman Sachs, so he’s not that dumb. Was this a Set Up like RussiaGate?

        • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

          Looks to me like they got him on a honeypot trap whereby the honey is the million U$D that he appropriated via the numbered account. Moreover, the New York district DA would not advance charges if they were going to be unsuccessful in the long run.

          Look at the swamp creatures from Hell that have been outed since Trump took office.

          Bannon will be flipping like Cohen before the case is processed believe me.

          Trump is screwed for ratings as his cabal of misfits get busted on the front page of the NYT.

          Opposition research at this stage is tasked to attack as that is key to keeping opposition on the ropes too busy to plan counterattacks.

          Democrat operatives know how to fight IMHO. Trump does not stand a chance in November.

          RW

          • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:44 pm #

            Its all about getting Trump and letting crooks like Biden off clean.
            Republicans are always crucified now and Democrat’s rarely get held to account.
            For example Republican Senator Duke Cunningham a war hero was jailed for what amounts to peanuts compared to the pay offs the Clintons, Obamas and Bidens are getting.

          • amb August 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

            This was a political hit job on Bannon. The guy has a net worth of $50MM per Forbes. As if he’d risk his freedom and reputation to embezzle a mere $1MM. Wake up and smell the coffee ROBERT WHITE, and anyone else who agrees with his post.

            Bannon has the CCP totally freaked out. He has infiltrated the fire wall in China and is now reaching millions of people. What was he doing on that yacht? Working on a new constitution for China and a strategy to help the people remove the CCP and free themselves as slaves.

            WAKE UP!

          • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm #

            Drumpf is surely finished this time!

        • dorn August 21, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

          How did he pass the dress code?

  29. Pucker August 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

    Spock to Sulu: “Mr. Sulu, Sarak arrives this afternoon at 15 hundred hours. I want you to clean the Head. I want that Head so clean that T’pal herself would be proud to go in there and take a dump. You read me, Mr. Sulu?”

    • Pucker August 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

      Mr. Sulu has filed a complaint with Star Fleet. Sulu says that Japanese people shouldn’t have to clean the Head and that Spock should get a self-effacing overweight Filipina or Central American to clean the Head.

  30. JerryTravers1 August 21, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

    I watched the convention on NPR primarily, when NPR showed pre-recorded segments, a disclaimer in the top left corner said DNC Video. When they were live, there was no disclaimer. The Biden speech had the video tag on it. Other stations did not differentiate video from live feeds. It is possible the Biden speech was pre-recorded.

    • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

      You can bet money it was prerecorded and chopped up to put his ailing brain in the best possible light.

  31. sophia August 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

    It is indeed a bad strategy and if they try to use the chaos to put in one of their own as president will certainly lead to an armed defense of the republic.

    And then there’s this:
    Based Man Calls Out City Council “Good citizens are going to turn into revolutionary citizens soon”

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=uh2MQ_1597897658&theme_id=1

    • bluedog August 21, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

      Lol its a well proven fact that NO people will revolt as long as they can put food on the table even if its two small potatoes a slice of bread and a little meat drippings,or as Bob Dole remarked that the working class was Joe Six pack,give them a six pack of beer and a football game and they were happy

      • Nightowl August 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

        That is sort of the point.

        The virus hoax has shut down the economy for many.

        Ponder that. Even if you need a while.

  32. Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pharrell-williams-americas-past-present-102315627.html

    America’s past and present are racist. We deserve a Black future.

    But what about non-Blacks, Pharrel? Or should I say, Pharaoh? Let my people go.

  33. mow August 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    So vote for me : Pete Tagliani . You’ll be glad you did !

    SNL 10/21/78

  34. beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

    Just wish people would realize that good oil’ plain unrest in the streets is just what the deep state wants. IMO, the only effective and meaningful unrest, which I’m not endorsing – is if a multitude – millions, literally – invoke civil disorder to rid us of the true culprits, the banks, Federal Reserve and politicians.

  35. canuckster10 August 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

    Meanwhile, in Canada, our Prime Minster,mired in another scandal, shuts down parliament while he sneaks in a Universal Basic Income. Canada is in big trouble, too. Time to find a plot of land in the Yukon away from all the noise, I guess.

    • benr August 21, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

      Always the ultimate fate of Socialist states eventually they kill the incentive to work ahrd and succeed and then BAM Venezuela happens.

      • canuckster10 August 21, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

        I wish I could move to the USA. I like Idaho.

        • Robert White August 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm #

          I like Oregon.

          RW

          • CancelMyCard August 22, 2020 at 10:35 am #

            Even Portland?

    • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:35 am #

      Your prime minister is deep, deep, deep state. A real piece of work.

  36. holdfastspike August 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    The ongoing democrat sponsored rioting in Portland and Seattle will in all probability give Trump victory in these 2 states and the dims don’t even see it coming….again. gotta love it!

    • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:38 am #

      I’m not sure if they fail to realize it or if desperation has driven them to a scorched earth policy of revolution or bust. They are dangerous because they haven’t much to lose but the election and they know they can’t win it.

  37. neurodoc August 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

    For what’s coming, I hope all you boys in the soy Blue states are full up on lead provisions and locked and loaded for what’s coming; otherwise, just go ahead and give your homes, wives and daughters to the ORCs and maybe they will let you live as their slaves.

    Sarajevo has come to the US. Just watch.

    • canuckster10 August 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

      Sarajevo was a bloody mess.

      • neurodoc August 21, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

        I was stationed in the Bosnia region as a Medical officer; you have no idea what a bloody mess it was, and what’s coming here. Same shit, Different Day. Different Issues. But same SHIT!!!! Lock and load, No kidding.

        • canuckster10 August 21, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

          I don’t think it’s going to be any worse than what is currently going on in Portland.

          • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

            They’re already demanding Whites give up their homes. How long until they start the home invasions?

          • neurodoc August 22, 2020 at 10:40 am #

            Think snipers from all sides shooting at people, every day, who are going out to get water because the spigot water was ALL contaminated with E Coli, etc. You can’t get to medical care due to snipers if any were left at the hospitals. Then you have roving gangs of different ethnic and religious ‘reparations’ claims breaking into civilian homes in what we might call loosely suburbs or urbs raping and pillaging, and then warlords grabbing up the MRIs being dropped by the ‘un.’ The younger women were en mass selling themselves for a an hour or a night for packets of soup mix or seasoning for rice and noodles, and sometimes for ammo. Worse than portland, exponentially.

            The normalcy delusion is very very dangerous.

          • JohnAZ August 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

            Brock

            Examples exist all over the world for the potential civil war and dissolution of the US. These are places where one man or credo held together a diverse group of people. Once the leader dies or the credo was destroyed, the nation broke apart.

            The Balkans, nations in the Middle East, Libya, the British Empire, the USSR, the Roman Empire, actually just about every empire in human history.

            Ethnicity vs. power or the law.

            The only thing that has kept America intact is the Constitution. And in case you haven’t noticed, the Dems are trying their fat fest to tear it apart.

            Gives you a pretty good idea what they are up to.

          • JohnAZ August 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

            Oh man.

            Brock = Ndoc

        • cc rider August 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm #

          All locked and loaded here! Keeping the powder dry as well.

    • malthuss August 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

      orcs..planet of the apes?

    • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:39 am #

      Not if Trump wins. It’s all about stopping him.

  38. Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 5:03 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pharrell-williams-americas-past-present-102315627.html

    Evidence for the effectiveness of masks is “astonishingly weak”.

    • Disaffected August 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

      Unfortunately, the myth has already taken hold. Bet you money masks will be a semi-permanent thing now, with mask advisories and alerts being enacted into law. The sheep need to be protected.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

      Here’s the link I wanted:

      https://nypost.com/2020/08/19/swedens-tegnell-wearing-face-masks-may-be-very-dangerous/

    • neurodoc August 22, 2020 at 10:50 am #

      An N95 or N100 NIOSH certified mask (what we wear in procedures, surgery, around patients,etc) is highly effective for viral protection in and out, and is very different from what most people seem to be wearing. N95s are costing between $5 and $20 each and can be worn multiple times if you’re trained in use and care and decon. And I don’t include the so called ‘KN95″ masks from chicomms, they’re likely useless at best. I’m seeing people wearing what appears to be scarves or just cloth, sometimes ornate. ALL USELESS for them but they do appear to prevent SOME spread FROM them. FYI

      • Sredni Vashtar August 22, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

        The Virus is much smaller than the N95 mesh. Luckily it has no aerosol capacity and has to hitch a ride on water droplets. Thus the salient questions become: How small are said droplets? And even if stopped by the mask, what happens once the droplets adhering to the outside of the mask begin to dry out? I assume the virus is then freed and can be either sucked in by the wearer or blown away.

        Someone needs to do a movie about the adventures of a Coronavirus. Maybe kids could pretend they were viruses. At one of the early Globalist Planning Conferences, they gave Covid plush toys to atttendees.

        • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm #

          Don’t give up the day job … 🙂

        • neurodoc August 23, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

          Most virologists would not agree with you regarding the size of virus vs N95 ‘mesh.’; there’s much more to an N95 than the size of your so called ‘mesh.’ There is also carbonized material in the respirator section. Also the virus is definitely aerosolized ( see March/April NEJM study). Finally, it’s not the size of the virus but the size of the mucous cells the virus commandeers.

          What, BTW, is your medical education?

          You’re already on probation for blatant anti-semitism; i STRONGLY advise against spreading dangerous lies about medical issues you’re obviously not educated to discuss.

  39. malthuss August 21, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

    Abby Wood, what eatery were you at? what time of day?

  40. amb August 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

    Only thing that makes sense, if logic actually existed, is that the Dems don’t want to win the election.

    Pres Trump will be re-elected by a large margin, the Repubs will become the majority in the House of Reps, and expand their majority in the Senate.

    It is all over for the Dems. They are circling the bowl. And that is way overdue.

    • canuckster10 August 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

      This is an interesting point. Does either side want to win the election? Maybe the “higher-ups” know what is in store.

  41. Roundball Shaman August 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

    “And so, the party of the Resistance has completed its solemn four day confab of info-ceremonials…”
    .
    All that was missing from this pre-packaged litany of focus-group-certified subconscious- manipulating sensibility-denying onslaught of abject nonsense and dog leavings was somebody like Ronco’s Ron Popeil to emcee the entire fiasco: “Lemme introduce today’s… YOUR Democrat ticket! Your next Presidents (yes, presidentS) of the United States for the next four years! Thanks to YOUR Democrat Party! It slices! It dices! It chops up your statues and cuts to shreds your financial future! It’s AMAZING! And it WORKS!

    But wait, there’s more!… those infomercials always go on to say: Ronco went bankrupt. Same as the USA is today, financially and otherwise.

  42. BackRowHeckler August 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm #

    Jim’s blog this week reminds one of ‘Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers’, and it will probably get the same reaction from lefty resistance types as Tom Wolfe’s New Yorker columns did in 1970.

    In Portland, Antifa and BLM mobs marching thru residential neighborhoods after midnight, pounding on drums and blowing bugles, shouting “Wake Up Mtherf#kkrs” thru electronic bullhorns, shining lights and lasers into windows … every once in a while one would shout ” We will burn your house down”, and “Give us your house” … that sort of thing, designed to win hearts and minds, haha, no police in sight these beleagured citizens appear to be on their own, rioters incognito dressed in black, their faces covered, wielding homemade shields and sharpened PVC … appears to be mixed blacks and whites in the rabble, with a surprising number of young white girls, tattooed and overweight. Like Jim says nearly 90 days of this disorder and no end in sight, MSM ignoring it but easy enough to find thru the efforts of a few youtube videographers.

    Brh

    • Kevvia Knack August 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

      As if all people that live in residential areas are white? I imagine a good percentage of the comfortable suburbanites are Asian.

      • BackRowHeckler August 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm #

        Yes KK, honest citizens who had to get up in a few hours and go to work. There might have been a few frightened people inside those houses too, mothers alone with young children, peering out thru drawn curtains at the angry mob out on the street. And finally, eventually there will be the paranoid homeowner with an itchy trigger finger, a carbine, and a bucket full of fresh rounds. That’s where these provocations will eventually lead.

        Brh

        • Kevvia Knack August 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

          I agree. Something is going to happen somewhere if that crap continues. I was right in the middle of the riots here in West Hollywood, they were two short blocks from my apartment. I wasn’t frightened, the protestors were looting sneaker stores on Fairfax and Melrose (lol) but if I were living on a quiet street and hoards of armed “protestors” (or merely unarmed with loud speakers) marched by I’d be quite alarmed and pissed. I walked past a cannibis/cupcake dispensary on Melrose today. Hundreds of mostly black people in line on the sidewalk and many of them looked at me with hatred. I could tell because they were not wearing face masks. I like wearing a mask at times because I can sneer at people and they can’t see me doing it

          • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 11:17 pm #

            KK, we have an old friend who has lived in West Hollywood for around 40 years. We’ve visited her many times. She lives on North Kings Rd, near the corner of Santa Monica Blvd, about a block or so from Hugo’s Restaurant, where we’ve eaten many, many times (we loved their pasta ala mama and used to bring it home on our plane trip back). I’m very familiar with that immediate area although we haven’t visited for several years. I think it was a Belsen’s on the corner.

        • Kim August 21, 2020 at 11:41 pm #

          Householders may find it handy to keep a good fire extinguisher in the house.

          And sandbags in the kids’ bedroom. For those stray bullets.

          • Kevvia Knack August 22, 2020 at 9:06 am #

            Beans: I live one block away from Hugo’s/Kings Rd. Gelson’s is my grocery store. Anyway, re my post, I certainly understand the desire to get high and eat cupcakes at 11:00 in the morning. If I were 23, Black, without money, undereducated and lacking basic grammar skills and trying to survive in a collapsing economy during a pandemic I would feel hopeless and engage in all kinds of destructive behavior also, I would imagine. However, there was an indolence in yesterday’s Melrose crowd that I found annoying. Or maybe disturbing. I question whether I’ve become racist toward black people. I mean, can’t they do something with their hair? Do they have to wear those horrible dangling dreadlocks? I saw a woman with flies crawling thru her dreadlocks a few weeks ago. I kid you not. The look is sloppy, dirty and demonstrates laziness quite frankly. On the other hand I see white people walking around covered in tattoos and piercings and all I can think is White Trash. So, I guess I am a judgmental, equal opportunity racist—-and I’m OK with that.

    • neurodoc August 22, 2020 at 10:59 am #

      I’d love to see the antifa and blm morons come into small town midwest and rural areas; they appear to stay in shit hole areas like seattle, portland, nyc and chicago, where few people have firearms or even know how to use them. Buckshot yields long lasting memories and very strong avoidance behavior, if and only if, one survives. ( Buckshot wounds act like wet paper when you’re trying to tie off bleeders and suture, and nerves of all sizes are literally shredded……life long PAIN).

  43. getsome August 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

    Went for a haircut (no need to schedule here). My barber is a thirtyish black male with a long, well kept Muslim type beard. We rarely converse but that day he opined that “ Bad times coming”. He’d been conversing with friends/relatives in Richmond, Danville, Emporia. Distant drums speaking.
    The coming depression will at first exacerabate the societial schism, possibly along racial lines but NOT a given. Location will have a hugh impact therein. I do not believe it is remotely possible to fathom the scenes played out in various localities but the melding of viable defense groups of a multi-racial character is high on my probability spectrum. I suggest one range 100 yards at various points of the compass with your house center dot. Practice the tradecraft while running full, increasingly bad juju scenarios.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

      Nah, Muslims are on the side of the Blacks. East Coast Hispanics too. A few Mexicans, but most of them and the Central Americans will be their own thing. Whites, and maybe some East Asians, against the dark ones. Hindus too? Maybe. But Whites will lead. After all, this our Civilization. Jews are with the Blacks, natch, the secret force behind the Grievance Coalition. And of course feral liberal White sickos too.

      • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

        Sredni, you’re letting your hatred get in the way of your logic. I’m a Jew and I’m not on the Blacks side, and most of the Jews I know aren’t either. Of course there are some that are, in the same proportion as the rest of the populace. If you were smart, you’d try to get as many allies as possible for the coming fireworks.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

          Yes, the Pyramid is very steep, is it not? And greased with some kind of substance, so very slippery. One may think they are near the capstone, only to slip down to near the bottom. Look at poor Stacy Abrams. Watch out, she is sliding down!

          The Jews raised up the Blacks in South Africa too – only to have to flee when their proteges attained power. Check out Ilsa Mercer’s “Out of the Cannibal’s Pot”. She admits that her Rabbi Father was wrong in helping to overthrow White South Africa.

      • sophia August 22, 2020 at 12:47 am #

        There’s a difference between the Rothschilds, the Jews in media (who are very destructive of our culture) and regular Jewish people who don’t really want a revolution any more than whites do.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 22, 2020 at 1:48 am #

          Nothing in between those few and the Jewish masses? Wrong. A huge cadre of highly educated, high IQ professionals who hate America and have ever since they got here.

          As Fred Reed said, They don’t assimilate. Instead they try to assimilate their hosts. Sure they’ll wave the flag – as long as we’re willing to go and fight in the Middle East. Do you not know about the Neo-Cons? Now in control of both parties?

          Hey, asshole, your blogger is a Jew, and he is a fully assimilated American and a blue-eyed White man, for real, and if you piss me off again, you’ll be gone forever. — JHK Admin (for real)

          • malthuss August 22, 2020 at 10:40 am #

            Jim, what is your opinion of the Neo Cons and USAs endless war [s] in the Middle East?

          • sophia August 22, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

            Sredni,

            I did not mean to imply that the only Jews who seem to want to destroy our culture (odd since they are actually within it) are in media. Yes, there are neocons. Yes, there are zionists which I mostly don’t approve of. Not all the high IQ professionals are bad, though. I keep my eyes out for good ones and I see them in the public eye doing good all the time. I’m pretty sure most people, including the Jewish masses, absolutely do not want the horrible results that will come if this attempted coup/sedition succeeds.
            There does seem to be an effort of many decades now to ruin wholesomeness, and extreme feminism and sexual libertinism goes along with it, the absolutely disgusting things that are available for children to watch on TV now for example, and I do note that a number of these extreme feminists are Jewish. A lot of professors are Jewish and the academics have become increasingly liberal and leftist of the past 50 years. I am not sure the cause of this. It’s an interesting question. It may be connected to a loss of interest in religion.
            In any case, I have many thoughts on feminism, as I am becoming more of an antifeminist every day.
            Perhaps the IQ is actually the problem, as I am in absolute aghast horror at how my old hippie friends are totally buying the leftist Democratic party propaganda now matter how increasingly absurd and obviously false it becomes. Their at least somewhat higher than average IQs are doing them no good whatsoever. But the local hillbillies are seeing through the morass. As to the hippies, a couple are Jewish but most are WASPS.

  44. cc rider August 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm #

    Once again a Doctor, an actual and active hospital practicing Doctor tells the real story as to what is happening with regards to COVID 19:

    “No over-run hospitals, no mass deaths beyond a typical flu season in Spain….

    The media in Madrid, Spain accidentally proved the entire “COVID-19” pandemic is nothing of the sort. No hospitals are over-run, no mass deaths beyond a typical flu season, deceptive numbers from government about “cases” versus sick people.

    The interview below is with a Doctor at a major hospital in Madrid, the capital of Spain. The sub-titles tell the story….

    https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2020/08/no-over-run-hospitals-no-mass-deaths.html

    • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 11:21 pm #

      One of my wife’s nieces practically lives in Spain, for all intents and purposes. She absolutely loves it there.

    • neurodoc August 22, 2020 at 11:11 am #

      Everyone needs to understand that COVID is not a single unitary entity; there are many mutations and strains that yield different illness patterns (i.e. morbidity and mortality) in different regions and, for sure, in different countries. Also, there are ethnic and regional differences in immunity patterns. It doesn’t matter what happens in Spain, Somalia, Brazil or Russia; what matters is what’s happening in your state and your region of your state; maybe your county. Medical studies almost always reflect the sample population around a single clinic or hospital.

      • JohnAZ August 22, 2020 at 11:41 am #

        Sanity prevails. Just as many MDs state conservative positions as those that state release the beast.

        Do you remember NY and NJ? If it had not been for Trump and the Feds bailing out NY, it would have been the disaster that people fear now.

        Everywhere this beast has been released from its cage, a surge has occurred, exponential in nature. As of today, a little more than 5% of the public has gotten the crud. Whether in surge form or flattened, 75% of the public must get it to kick in herd immunity. Now, all you anti-maskers,tell us where you are going to hide when the crud comes after you. Throw a catch the crud party? Go for it, we may not have to put up with you any more.

      • cc rider August 22, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

        Well, I believe that here where I am the reporting about COVID 19 is indeed overblown, or greatly exaggerated. Just like in Madrid, according to the Spanish doctor.

        Okay, that being said, you probably didn’t watch the video so I’ll give you a brief rundown….

        The doctor did say that the situation with COVID 19 was indeed dire this past early spring. His issue with the media is that they are reporting the pandemic in Spain as being at crisis levels right now. He said that this is just not the situation on the ground right now at all. Then he listed out examples and data to back his viewpoint up. Since he is a practicing doctor in a major Hospital I think he knows what he’s talking about. He’s living it.

        Now, he also took issue with the media in Spain for not reporting the situation this past spring as being as critical as it was. So his beef was that when the pandemic was roaring in Spain several months ago the media dropped the ball, and for now reporting it as being very dire and critical.

      • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:24 am #

        Sounds like every other Coronavirus.

        Strange that.

    • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 7:31 pm #

      ““No over-run hospitals, no mass deaths beyond a typical flu season in Spain….”

      From a cursory hearing of that footage, the guy was indeed saying that there are no over-run hospitals NOW. I don’t see anyone arguing with that. He specifically says it’s not like it was in the spring. Don’t we all know that already?

      Peak excess mortality comparisons for Europe may be found here:

      https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/comparisonsofallcausemortalitybetweeneuropeancountriesandregions/januarytojune2020

      “Analysis of Weeks 8 to 24 (week ending 21 February to week ending 12 June) at local authority level (NUTS3) across Europe shows that the highest rates of excess mortality were in areas in Central Spain and Northern Italy; Bergamo (Northern Italy) had the highest peak excess mortality of 847.7% (week ending 20 March) […]

      “Looking at major cities, the highest peak excess mortality was in Madrid at 432.7% (week ending 27 March) […].”

      • cc rider August 22, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

        Ha! I just got though pointing out that he said this past spring it was bad, and that now it is not. His beef with the Spanish media is for how they are reporting it right now, and for how they reported it several months ago. Look about to see my reply to neurodoc.

        • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 6:34 am #

          I actually agree with you about the current reporting, where it is overblown.

          I don’t want to know how many ‘new cases’ there are – all I’m interested in at this stage is how many end up in critical care, die, and/or are left with serious organ damage.

          And I don’t think there should be any further lockdowns here (what you guys do is your own affair) except very local ones (e.g. a factory or school with a specific problem), not even whole towns, as is happening periodically in England.

          I don’t even think there should be further lockdowns if the thing kicks off again in the autumn. I’d have gone for a 4-week lockdown in the UK in the spring, but it should have started much earlier than it did. We still had Spanish football crowds coming to Liverpool while the virus was ravaging Madrid. Johnson unfortunately mirrored Trump in his dealings with the virus. Too little too late, then too much. And the testing ‘infrastructure’ has been a shambolic joke.

          My observation of real life around me tells me that most people are pretty sensible. They all stick a mask on to go into a shop or on to a bus, and keep a distance from other shoppers when they can. And 95% of them whip the mask off as soon as they get out. Nobody seems to be making a song and dance about it. And there are notices in the supermarkets advising people that some of their co-shoppers have conditions that make it inappropriate for them to wear a mask, so basically, leave them alone.

  45. tom clark August 21, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

    Awake, Americans! Google Judy Collins’ “Both Sides Now” (1968).

    That was a year of torment. History has a way of repeating itself when we refuse to listen to its lessons.

    Guess we’ll never learn. I’m pissed.

    TC

    • beantownbill. August 21, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

      I’ve looked at life from both sides now and don’t know life at all. The song is on my playlist. Every person on either side ought to be pissed.

      • malthuss August 21, 2020 at 11:34 pm #

        Ms Mitchell got very rich from that song.
        I knew her bodyguards.

        However she seemed to always play the victim in songs and interviews. I knew a dumpster diver who has her trash. home movies of her and Graham Nash smokiing weed.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 22, 2020 at 1:51 am #

          Wow, that is the ultimate low down. I used to have raccoons working for me, but you have humans – dumpster divers with circles around their eyes!

          There’s only one of you, Malthus. You are uni-que.

        • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 8:43 am #

          Hey Malthus

          Did you ever go up to Laurel Canyon?

          Odd thing about the rock & roll aristocracy in Laurel Canyon, they were almost without exception sons and daughters of top Army, Navy, and CIA Intelligence officers, from Jim Morrison to Gram Parsons to members of the Byrds.

          • malthuss August 22, 2020 at 10:35 am #

            I prefer Temescal Canyon.
            Laurel has too many houses. and always seemed gloomy.

            A home builder [who builds 20 million dollar homes] pointed to a home on Georgina and said ‘Thats Bob Dylans home’–I dunno. he built a house for Laura or Lisa Ling [one of whom was in North Korea and I dont want to go into that, Clinton went to rescue her. Why would he do that?].

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 7:00 am #

      ’68. That was also the year the Tigers won the World Series.

  46. Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

    As Trump says, boycott anti-White and anti-Cop, Goodyear Tire.

    https://www.wibw.com/2020/08/20/goodyear-ceo-clarifies-policy-says-some-policies-revised/

    Rich Kramer desperately tried to “clarify”! Rich Kramer? How rich is this Dick?

    • Sredni Vashtar August 21, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

      You see being anti-Trump, Cop, and White isn’t political, it’s just being normal and decent. Being pro Trump, Cop, and White is weirdo political stuff that doesn’t belong at work.

      Just keep saying Rich Kramer to yourself. You don’t have to look in the mirror. You may suddenly have an awakening. The Lion raised by sheep thought he was a sheep too – until he saw his own reflection in the water. This is a reflection of another kind, ok? Via the auditory reflecting off the mirror of the mind.

      • malthuss August 21, 2020 at 11:29 pm #

        Ramakrishna said the very touch of money corrupts a man. His skin burned if he accidently touched any.

        accidentally is the spelling.
        There are no accidents. Indian $ has poop on it.
        USA money has cocaine on it.

      • malthuss August 22, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

        YOU ARE ON PROBATION HERE.

        Enjoy art,
        Israel Museum, Jerusalem is at Israel Museum

        Like the figure of Jesus, who is called “The Lamb of God” Kadishman’s sheep also hold a sacrificial place of pain and redemption. In one interview he said, “The sheep, to me, are connected metaphorically to soldiers who fell in wars. At the binding of Isaac, there was a ram to replace him. The fallen soldier has no ram to take his place.”???

        Instantly recognizable are the portraits of sheep that became Kadishman’s artistic trademark; his “flock” is spread across the world, from Tel Aviv to Japan and Costa Rica. In 1978, he presented one of the first “Art and Life” installations when he led a herd of live sheep which he marked in blue into the Israeli pavilion at the Venice Biennale (he called it “a moving painting”).
        .
        ·
        ?
        “Spotlight: Israeli Art” is a new segment we are excited to launch as part of the Museum’s mission as a home for Israeli art. And none seems to be more suitable to open the new segment than Menashe Kadishman, one of Israel’s greatest artists, whose birthday is marked today. ?
        ???
        ?A prominent international sculptor and painter, Kadishman (1932-2015) was also a larger-than-life persona, eccentric and bohemian, whose door – and heart – were open to all. His home was the meeting place for people from all walks of life, from museum directors and art connoisseurs to the homeless on the street near his studio. He forged friendships with complete strangers in minutes – and gave paintings generously.???
        ???
        ???

  47. Q. Shtik August 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

    I Googled a question about Kamala Harris and within the many answers was this paragraph:

    One important part of her backstory is her biracial African American and Indian-American identity she inherited from her parents, Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris, who both immigrated to the United States (from India and Jamaica, respectively) to pursue doctorate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Personally I can’t conceive of or justify the use of African American or Indian American as descriptors for Kamala Harris. I would prefer African Jamaican and Asian Indian.

    Nevertheless, by our laws she is a US citizen.

    • malthuss August 21, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      Black, White, Yellow.

    • Kevvia Knack August 22, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      Kamala is not African-American. Her official U.S. Census Bureau categorization is Black/Origin: Jamaica and Asian/Origin: Asian Indian

  48. Pucker August 22, 2020 at 8:00 am #

    They really dragged out the swamp creatures for the virtual DNC “Convention” last week. What a Freak Show! It was like a horror flick! The US has some very serious leadership problems.

    • Pucker August 22, 2020 at 10:03 am #

      Everyone now dissembles.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      Yeah, like we do not have any but Trump. His leadership has been blocked at every turn by the mediocrity of the Resistance. The globalists want a mediocre US.

  49. volodya August 22, 2020 at 10:09 am #

    Of course the ridiculousness of the Democrats’ moral preening is apparent with just a cursory look at history. They were instrumental in leading America and much of the formerly prosperous western world to the mess it’s in now with Bill Clinton’s shepherding Mexico into NAFTA and China into the WTO. They were silent as can possibly be while tens of thousands of American factories and tens of millions of American livelihoods upped sticks to Mexico and China, they lauded this new era of open open borders, which meant of course that their paymasters, the claque of billionaires that run things, as well as millions of desperately impoverished people treated US borders as if they didn’t exist. And Bill skilfully neglected to regulate derivatives, taking financial interests to mind and ignoring the greater good. “Money talks” as they say, and never more so than when Wall Street’s bestie repealed Glass Steagall. 

    As for that empty-suit that tragically occupied the Oval Office during that critical time when Wall Street should have been brought to heel, he failed in his mission utterly, continuing the failed policies of his predecessors, studiously avoiding prosecuting the financial malefactors that brought the formerly great republic to its knees.

    Does history repeat first as tragedy and then as farce, or the other way round? Hardly matters does it? Biden is as unfit as the present burbling incoherence that cannot get it through his coif that what he sez and how he sez it matters, not more so than what he does, but it still matters. China was handed on a platter American know-how, money and productive capacity to the great detriment of the US and the vast majority of its people and Democrats were at the forefront, a spectacular and historic dereliction.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      V

      Not a surprise at all. Democrats hate the patriotic America, the America that wants to be no.1 and help the world progress.

      The power freaks have a problem here. No way of acquiring more power. To acquire more, they have to get on the globalist bandwagon. Their goal is not to make America better, it is to make America smaller and weaker for international brownie points. They enjoin all domestic groups that want to tear the US down. They import millions of illegals to weaken our labor pool. They send manufacturing overseas with exorbitant taxes to fund the illegal influx. Then they have the audacity to say to our university group they are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.

      This is the biggest lie, the biggest con game in world history. They are almost there. Their globalist grifting has just about succeeded with the American public. That have succeeded in bringing into the American nation enough socialistic grifters to swing the basic demographics of the nation.

      Here is the rub. The American public put these traitors in place. The gimme culture waxes as the 20th century American nation wanes.

    • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

      Republicans are as seditionist and treasonous as Democrats. The betrayal is total and multi-dimensional.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 5:07 am #

        Translate :’If you are not a certified Trumptard and hold with all approve CTs, you are a traitor, and will be shot, on or after Jan 21, 2021.’

  50. malthuss August 22, 2020 at 10:36 am #

    MARTIAL LAW— This is not about china virus.

    Right after Bill Gates visited NZ and convinced the prime minister to lock down New Zealand, she did.

    • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

      But why martial law? For what purpose? This coincides neatly with Uncle Joe announcing that he would most definitely shut the entire country down again if “the scientists told him too”. Also, as the alleged virus numbers slow and decline he feels it necessary for the entire nation to have a mask mandate.

      • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

        Did you check if martial law had actually been declared before asking ‘why martial law?’, then asserting what this true or false claim neatly coincides with?

        Just wondering.

      • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        You might like this:

        https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/coronavirus-covid-19-social-media-theories-debunked.html

        A week old but includes a mention of the ‘martial law’ conspiracy theory stuff, if you scroll down a bit to the ‘What we know’ heading.

      • Majella August 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

        Why do you simply accept as true any bald statement that coincides with your own twisted thinking? Did you try a quick google of “martial law new zealand”? No, obviously.

        • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

          Some people just can’t get enough of those pink unicorns.

          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EficoFPVAAAelIW.jpg

          • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

            Thank you both for verifying the existence of pink unicorns! I love them very much thank you. So basically what we do know is that the New Zealand government is committed to total lockdown or de facto martial law if it “becomes necessary”. And you also verified that New Zealand’s military no less is involved in the “covid response”. The military is hunting the virus? Quit being so normie and please think outside the designated boxes. The ultimate destination is that you will not be allowed to walk outside without their digital vaccine stamp.

          • malthuss August 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

            from that link–
            Auckland is already in a three-day alert level 3 lockdown. The rest of the country is already observing alert level 2 protocol. The idea that the Government would hold off on announcing crucial public health information – a planned transition to alert level 4 – simply not to spark “a panic”, does seem a little illogical.

            Alert level 4 is not unknown, uncharted territory – we’ve done it before, and if necessary, we’ll do it again.

            and from web,

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120577868/coronavirus-police-can-now-enter-homes-to-look-for-people-gathering

          • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

            OK, so neither of you has the slightest understanding of what martial law is.

            What a surprise.

            But SSL, I’m intrigued to know which of the 140 vaccines currently in development will be ‘digitally stamped’?

            Asking for a friend.

          • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

            https://youtu.be/xUChdrL6Cd8

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gf37rzkAcHQ

            I suppose you want me to do all of your research for you? I would imagine Bill Gates already has a patent on the system somewhere. You really should look into it.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 6:05 am #

            “I suppose you want me to do all of your research for you?”

            Yes. If you are asserting that ‘the vaccine’ is going to be digitally stamped, then it is entirely up to you to declare to which specific vaccines you are referring. A list of all of them is available online, along with their current testing stage – I have ‘done all of your research for you’ in the past and posted it.

            As I mentioned, there are around 140 in development. Let’s say three quarters of them don’t pass muster and we’re left with 35 functioning vaccines. It remains up to you to PROVE which ones (a) Bill Gates has any involvement with and (b) are digitally stamped.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 6:17 am #

            I am also aware of the patent, and of its declared purpose, with regard to countries where reliable paper records of people’s medical interventions remain a fantasy.

            As I mentioned before, I also recall the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in the 90s, at the Roslin Institute (part of Edinburgh University). If you’re really into conspiracy theories, the village of Roslin can also offer you the Rosslyn Chapel, beloved of barmy Dan Brown fans.

            There will be paperwork for that cloning too. CT fans at the time warned of cloned babies, cloned armies, cloned slave gangs. Real Boys from Brazil stuff.

            After a few sensational articles in the Noos, people moved on to the next thing. And Dolly just died, as you’d expect.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:25 am #

            SSL:
            ‘ And you also verified that New Zealand’s military no less is involved in the “covid response”. The military is hunting the virus? ’

            Is this a BAD thing? Weren’t you, not so long ago, wondering why the US Military couldn’t be used to keep those horrendous, germ & crime infested ‘caravans’ out?

            Since the initial Level 4 lockdown was lifted, the only new COVID cases were found in citizens & permanent residents returning home, who were put in isolation (in hotels) until tested twice over 14days, then released, Orin quarantine (again in hotels) if positive until they were disease free.

            There were always some numpties who tried to escape quarantine, but police rounded them up pretty effectively.

            Some 30,000 people have returned under these restrictions since end of April. The country had managed 102 days with no known community transmission, until this new cluster arose.

            The origin of this new cluster is not yet known, but it was quite likely from someone who’d been through isolation and either had a false negative test or may have had the second (Day 12) omitted…all systems have flaws & weaknesses.

            The effect of the Level 3 response in Auckland and Level 2 in the rest of the country, is not welcome, naturally. Such an outbreak was logically expected at some time.

            In any case, there was quite a lot of pressure -from the media, not the cynical, pissant Parliamentary Opposition – that the border controls were weak, run by private security firms, and they were right.

            Now Isolation & Quarantine is run by an Air Commodore and the NZ Defence Force is used to manage security at these dedicated hotels.

            No-one’s carrying a fucking GUN, SSL.

    • Majella August 22, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

      Spreading lies – who’d thought it???

      https://www.aap.com.au/bill-gates-wasnt-in-new-zealand-this-year-and-those-microchip-claims-have-already-been-debunked/

      ’ The May 30 Facebook post says: “Yesterday morning on tv it was mentioned that New Zealand is a perfect country to test and trial the COVID-19 vaccine. This is because of our low spread rate and our position being surrounded by the ocean. This would also explain one of the reasons Bill Gates is currently in our country.

      “They said on the radio 2 days ago that we may not be able to travel overseas anymore unless we have the vaccine.

      “I read that Bill Gates’ ultimate goal is to microchip the vaccine so that you can be tracked and traced while moving ‘safely’ within society. Another reason, apparently, is so that it gives the millions of people around the world without an official ID a virtual ID.”

      However a spokesperson for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told AAP FactCheck that Mr Gates was not in New Zealand in May.

      “Bill has not travelled to New Zealand in 2020,” the spokesperson said in an email.’

      • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

        I like the bit where the spreaders of tripe on the Twatosphere think a country with a ‘low spread rate’ would be ‘perfect’ for testing a vaccine.

        There’s a conspiracy-theorist brain cell count right there.

        • Majella August 22, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

          Exactly.

        • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

          Most importantly you will not be able to buy or sell without the mark, or um, vaccine. Better to be a twat than a zombie whose soul has been siphoned.

          • GreenAlba August 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

            Good lord. Do people really talk like that in the western world?
            I’d be interested to see any footage you have of this soul-siphoning technique of which you speak. Any before and after photos, even.

            While you’re looking for it, what won’t I be able to buy or sell? Remember I’ll hold you to your answer. 🙂

          • Kim August 23, 2020 at 2:10 am #

            “will not be able to buy or sell” without the mark of the beast, is the reference. So for example one would not be able to have a bank account unless vaccinated. Or enter a shop. Or travel overseas. Or transact in general.

            We have already seen many such restrictions applied in China with the social credit score.

            So there is no reason for thinking it can’t happen in NZ. After all, didn’t Jacinda Adern cut her political teeth heading an international communist-front organization?

            Isn’t NZ now a top-down, security state where Jacinda has been attempting to rule by decree? Even the supine whores of the NZ Supreme Court saw that, for all the good it did people.

            Tyranny now rules in NZ.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 6:00 am #

            “So for example one would not be able to have a bank account unless vaccinated. Or enter a shop. Or travel overseas. Or transact in general.”

            I’m going to be holding you to that prediction too. Or rather ‘those predictions’.

            Although well done on the canny use of ‘would’.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:08 am #

            Kim – you often come across as intelligent and articulate, but rarely as sane. Here’s a shining example.

            You clearly have no clue about Aotearoa New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, or the political nuances of running a government under a coalition of three left-wing parties v. two right-wing parties (which, btw, make the DNC look like Mussolini’s Brownshirts).

            No doubt, you’ll be able to reference some RWNJs & Tinfoilery Weirdos – they’re global in their distribution – that support your BS statements, but be careful who you quote.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

            Tyranny now rules in NZ.”

            Nothing to support this outrageous statement, Kim?

            *crickets*

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:54 am #

            Still *crickets*. Surprise, surprise.

          • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

            This is really scary but actually supports our worst fears unfortunately.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

            “Note that the above penalties apply in case the offense was committed by deceit. That is, the perpetrator knew he was transmitting the disease but violated the measures.”

            So, a bit like deliberately giving someone HIV, from which they then die?

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:56 am #

            Come on GA! You didn’t really think she’d read past the headline & first couple of paragraphs, did you? There you go – too generous & still doing all her research for her.

          • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:27 am #

            Then she is like you, Jello.

            Particularly during the height of your Ukraine Conspiracy phase.

            There were some very memorable moments in which you linked to articles disproving your own claims.

            Shall we?

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

            Night ‘bot:

            You keep threatening but DO nothing. All mouth & trousers.

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 5:03 am #

      Utter tripe.

  51. malthuss August 22, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    I got paper blank checks in the mail.
    For 2 books, 200 checks I was charged $20.

    • MiddlePeninsula August 22, 2020 at 11:33 am #

      I know, what a rip. Try buying them from Wal-Mart on-line. I did last time and they were perfectly fine. It might be cheaper, although I haven’t bought them for a long time. The most expensive way to buy them is from your bank.

      • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

        Walmart is where I get checks too, from New Braunfels, Texas. Funny, I ordered these checks recently, from Walmart in New Braunfels, and at the same time I was reading Frederick Law Olmsted’s ‘Texas Journey’ about a walking trip he took thru Texas in 1854 with his brother, where he writes extensively about New Braunfels, he was so impressed with it. It was a new town at the time, founded by German immigrants.

        I’ll bet it’s still a nice town.

        Brh

        • elysianfield August 23, 2020 at 10:58 am #

          “I’ll bet it’s still a nice town.”

          New Braunfels…

          Back in 1959, dad would load us all into the fine Chrysler and we would spend a day in New Braunfels…the Guadalupe river runs thru the then center of town. We would buy German sausage and picnic down at the river…dad fished while we swam…until we found the river was full of leaches…brother and sister cried as we pulled them off.

          Currently, there is a world-famous speed trap on the 6-lane that passes by…they will write you for 2 miles over.

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:50 am #

      A genuine ‘First World Problem’ – how to spend my money at the lowest cost? Sheesh.

  52. SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

    The DNC is the Season of Darkness. But what of Republicans? Did you see how Kevin McCarthy so swiftly condemned Qanon? Yes. Qanon is as despicable as BLM because of course anti-Semitism. Why is the Republican leadership so eager to purge anons? You know the truth in your heart. Their all monsters. Their all predators. All of them celebrate the destruction of light and life. It is at the root of all of their “policies” Profit for blood and and blood for profit.

    • Majella August 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

      Sheesh…..

      • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

        Anyhoo. I notice that you don’t dispute the substance.

        • Majella August 23, 2020 at 5:49 am #

          There IS no ‘substance’ to dispute. Just the usual catastrophic & apocalyptic end to everything you hold dear. Sheesh.

      • beantownbill. August 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

        Shiiit! I just read that Bill Gates has bought a Chinese company owned by George Soros and financed by the Rothschilds, which developed and produced an anti-electromagnetic shield penetrator. I’m so screwed! Now my tinfoil hats are useless. Maybe you have some ideas?

        • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

          Have fun Bill but you know its true. You are disgusted by all of them so much you don’t even vote.

          • beantownbill. August 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

            True.

        • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

          Bill, are you following baseball this summer?

          I just can’t get in to what JHK calls the ‘Rump’ season. (A good description of it)

          As far as baseball weather goes, this summer has been the best, hot and sunny almost every day. What a tragedy the parks are closed to fans.

          What’s the consensus in Boston about the Red Sox going full woke, the gigantic BLM banner outside the Fenway, and the plan for the BLM mural on the Green Monster next season? When I saw the team kneeling for the National Anthem opening day (belated) I decided that’s it for me, I’m out, at least for now. The Mets have gone in the same direction.

          Brh

          • beantownbill. August 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

            Yeah, me too. There’s so much crap going on that it’s hard for me to follow any sports let alone baseball. Plus, the game is not what it used to be – these semi-billionaire players, well, for me it

          • beantownbill. August 22, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

            It is just gross. Sure, let them make a lot of money, good for them – but hundreds of millions for decent, but not great players? Nah.

  53. Sredni Vashtar August 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

    Social worker police officers, reformed bad apples, George and Dim, help poor Alec.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeRGTXZIJTI&t=52s

  54. BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

    I’m thinking Jim is a Mets fan too, having grown up on Long Island about the time the Mets were founded. I’d be more than surprised if he followed the Yankees.

    Brh

  55. bibliomaniac August 22, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

    Soon none of this will make any difference. The Greenland Ice Sheet has passed the point of no return, and the Amazon is once again on fire.

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

      That’s what the Vikings thought in the 10th century, when they discovered grapes and wheat could be cultivated in Greenland. Then a few hundred years later the Little Ice Age came around, freezing them out …

      In 1721 the Norwegian govt sent a ship to Greenland in an attempt to re establish contact with their Viking cousins, but couldn’t find any alive.

      At any rate the Chinese are strip mining Greenland whole hog, so they’ll welcome the ice melt off, if it’s really happening.

      Brh

      • bibliomaniac August 22, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

        Yes, it has happened. Check “Inside Climate News” for August 15, 2020.

        • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

          Right. And the Arctic ice was supposed to be gone in 2013 too. What will you do to reduce your carbon footprint? Stop using electricity?

      • Majella August 23, 2020 at 5:51 am #

        Connecticut will be measurably wetter, Marlin. Got a good boat?

        • BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 7:25 am #

          Majella

          I have a canoe.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:47 am #

            Not. $50 million seagoing canoe?

  56. Amman August 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

    Hypothesis: “An insolvent and ungovernable nation.”

    Prediction: Not-good trouble

  57. sophia August 22, 2020 at 6:35 pm #

    Beantown,

    Have you seen my post to you at August 22, 2020 at 12:27 am

    • beantownbill. August 22, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

      Sophia,

      Must have missed it.

      Ok, here goes:

      As President, Trump is the-commander-in-chief, right? He is the boss of the military. He can order them to do something. He could have declared illegal en masse immigration as an invasion, which it is, and employed the military to handle it, not by military action, but by ordering them to build a wall, a defensive strategy. With an annual budget approaching $1T, they could have afforded to pay the $15 or $20 billion dollars it would take to get the wall up.

      Trump said he would drain the so-called swamp. He’s no dummy, but what did he do? He hired multiple swamp dwellers to run his administration’s operations.

      Maybe I shouldn’t have used the word “disempower”. Maybe I should have said to make them ineffective. The whole, 2 year Mueller farce could have been shut down. Yeah, people would scream. Big deal. They are always screaming at him. Pelosi and Schumer would become apoplectic. He could have had them arrested for sedition. There’d have to be a trial and they’d have to defend themselves, instead of the other way around. The reality is, Pelosi and Schumer and others really did commit sedition. That would have effectively been shut down. Instead, he allowed them to walk all over him. Better to have some of the public think he is a nasty dictator that they hate, rather than hate him for being a fool.

      Finally, he hasn’t handled the COVID-19 pandemic well. Not believing in the efficacy of masks is a matter of opinion, but when he said it was no big deal after thousands died of it, well, that was a big mistake. And going along with multi-trillion dollar government bribery programs has put the final nail in the economy’s coffin.

      I could go on, Sophia.

      My point is that Trump, as well as Biden, shouldn’t be the next president. And that’s why I don’t vote.

      • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 3:08 am #

        Yep I couldn’t agree more. He should have just went nuclear on the Elite. But he is so worried about everyone loving him instead. And that ego has cost him for sure. But I simply cannot agree that Trump and Biden are relative at this point. Clearly the Elite hate Trump so he isn’t one of them and therefore we have to keep him there. Otherwise its a guarantee that the puppet masters will be in charge. That is actually an important distinction.

        • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

          That would be a distinction if that were the case, but I suspect Trump may well be in the bag for the elite to provide the appearance of an opposition. As I said, Trump is no dummy, so why has he done so many things that have benefitted them?

          Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but with the fate of the nation at stake, I’d toss Trump and Biden and get someone better. I don’t believe in political parties either, so I don’t care what party a candidate is from as long as they can solve the real problems facing us (like that is going to happen). Anyway, I’m still not going to vote unless a miracle candidate appears.

          By the way, my parents were die-hard Democrats, as many working class Jewish people were at that time. My father told me my mother cried and cried when FDR died. I remember my mother telling me Eisenhower was a bad person when he was running. Naturally, I grew up thinking of myself as a Dem. But when I grew up as a young adult, I realized it was all bullshit, and now I am neither D or R, which is why I haven’t voted since 1968. When my parents got very old (around 90 or so) they accused me of being a Republican, as if I just signed my soul away to the devil. LOL.

          • sophia August 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

            Beantown,

            If you don’t see that the Dem party at THIS point in history, and also many of the Republicans are sold out to the deep state, and that the deep state is the kind of cabal that brings about revolution, then I can’t help you. I mean, it has become so frankly obvious. The media utterly supports and covers for months of rioting from an organization founded on Marxism and still run by Marxists who avow to ruin the nuclear family. Problem is, the nuclear family is the human norm just as lions and wolves and horses have a family norm for their species. So what does that mean? It means it is evil on a very deep level, a psychic level of human destruction.

            Don’t vote then, but at least be clear.

            My husband’s grandmother, born about 1902, lived through famine in the USSR three times.
            This is no joke.
            You still think its a joke.
            So far, Trump has solved problems that have gone on unabated for decades by all other administrations.

          • sophia August 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

            Oops, I didn’t mean psychic in the metaphysical sense, but rather “of the psyche.”

          • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

            That is funny lol! Especially since you were not even voting in the first place. My parents are both Republicans but I am registered as an Independent/No-Party. Well you know Bill the fate of the nation is definitely on the line. I too wish that my perfect candidate existed but that just isn’t what is happening. I can understand what you are saying about Trump. I personally don’t think he is a part of the Elite but I do think he has been unable to neutralize them in part because of poor choices and because so many of them are literally burrowed into the governnent machine. He isn’t ideal by any means but he is a better choice IMO because the other side is advocating for the abolition of of the entire existing country, history, and culture and that will lead to some really tragic outcomes. You may rethink sitting this one out?

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:43 am #

            BTB – the only ‘alternative candidate’ that might fit your bill would be the Second Coming of Joshua bar Joseph, which is unlikely, despite the desperate wishes of many hereabouts (and Mike & Karen Pence, most likely).

        • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:45 am #

          It only took three and three-quarter years to discover he’s a classic narcissist. Well done.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:46 am #

            SSL

      • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

        The real problem however is that the disemboweling of America the Dems want to do is so much more horrible than Trump that a Biden vote IS sedition.

        • sophia August 23, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

          That is true John, just as aiding and abetting a felon is a felony.

        • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:32 am #

          Balderdash! Utter & complete balderdash.

          This the REAL Trump Derangement Syndrome, enables by hanging out in a bubble that is almost free (probably won’t be long now) of dissenting voices.

          • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:31 am #

            You have defined the mainstream media.

            Even moderately less mainstream (but still respectable) progs like Taibbi now point and laugh at the batshit stories you have repeatedly claimed are true.

            I have linked to several of his articles in recent weeks.

            You have no credibility whatsoever.

      • sophia August 23, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

        OK, Beantown, thanks for that. I am really not sure how to answer because I just don’t know exactly what he can and cannot do.

        I’m also aware of the human tendency to always rationalize something that one wants to support. But I do think that taking down the deep state is a far larger issue than you might think.

        For one example, the southern district of New York has been a bottleneck holding back trials that should have happened already. That may have recently changed but look at that judge who is single-handedly and against every precedent holding up the exoneration of Flynn. To break up the deep state when it has judges, police chiefs, mayors, governors, FBI and etc, etc, all running things is no simple task.
        Also, one of the tenets of the Q movement is that the people need to see. It’s not a matter of accusing Pelosi of sedition and being rid of her. As all of this has played out it has made millions of people aware of what has been going on. For example, the assassination of JFK. Many or most Americans were never comfortable with the standard explanation, but what can they do? There has been a simmering dissatisfaction and suspicion on the part of the people, but the true
        ghastliness of our situation has needed to be brought to light.

        This is not about Trump. It is about the American people and the world’s people.

        Hope I’m right.

        • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

          Sofia,

          Concerning your reply to me at 1:02 pm, I don’t see any real difference in our viewpoints, just maybe what we stress in our comments. Otherwise, I think we are on the same page.

          Bill

  58. cc rider August 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

    I have infiltrated the Q anon folks and have been getting the super top secret special Trump videos sent to only them. I’m going to go ahead and risk my life and share this one just made by him yesterday. He outlines the four main themes of the GOP convention.

    Oh, it is a very short video btw. It will only take up two and half minutes of your busy life…..

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

  59. SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm #

    Which state do you think will be the first to put people in jail for not taking the covid vaccine?

    https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/expert-warns-states-levy-fines-enforce-jail-time-refuse-covid-vaccine

    • cc rider August 22, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

      I’m going to predict that no state will put people in jail for not taking the vaccine.

      • SoftStarLight August 22, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

        I hope your prediction comes true. Business owners and pastors have been jailed for violating shutdown orders and businesses and homes apparently have had their utilities shut off for the same so….

        • cc rider August 22, 2020 at 11:06 pm #

          There are more effective ways to mandate vaccines than a threat of jail. Right now well over fifty percent of a polled segment of the population has said that they do not plan to take it. That’s just too many to jail. Certainly not cost effective for one thing.

          Now making it a mandate that you cannot fly without the vaccine is doable. Or that you cannot attend major events of any kind. Or go to school. Or do this job, or do that job. Etc….

          Oh, or shop at a grocery store or dine at a restaurant. I think you get the drift.

          YOU MAY NOT BUY OR SELL UNLESS YOU HAVE THE MARK!

          Bwahahahahahahaha……

          • Kim August 23, 2020 at 1:50 am #

            The problem will be the readable tattoo. Otherwise you could just bribe someone for the papers.

          • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 2:39 am #

            I’m glad I gave you a good laugh but I know you get my drift too :-). I definitely understand your point that various restrictions can be used to try to get people to get vaccinated. As the economic activity of the unvaccinated is restricted what system will be used to validate who has had the vaccine and who hasn’t? How will the managers handle those who have no intentions of assimilating into the new regime? Well since society is digital and quickly becoming cashless Microsoft is doing this.

            https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 5:53 am #

            “Well since society is digital and quickly becoming cashless Microsoft is doing this.”

            Says the person who said on a previous thread that she never uses cash anyway.

            This is what I don’t understand. Some people just seem to like bleating about every conspiracy theory under the sun. Others of us just ACT like things matter, without an audience, so we’ve used cash routinely for years.

            The two things I specifically don’t understand are:

            1. Why haven’t you been using cash up until now?

            2. If you don’t use cash anyway, why is it even important to you?

            Personally, I’ve kept on using cash all these years, even though I had a contactless card (which I never used for contactless payments) because I don’t like banks telling me what to do. It’s my money and I’ll spend it in the format I choose. Within reason. I’m currently using my contactless card as a courtesy to the small shops where I mostly get my everyday shopping. I will go back to using cash, on a ‘use it or lose it’ basis, in due course.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:37 am #

            GA, there you go using logic & critical thinking with SSL…kudos for persistence, and the false analogies & mind-numbing inconsistencies DO need to be stated, but you’re not holding your breath for her epiphany, I’m guessing.

          • cc rider August 23, 2020 at 10:37 am #

            SSL you didn’t “give me a good laugh”. You misunderstood me almost entirely. I was both making a point and having some fun with it.

          • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

            My overall point is simply that things will go more cashless and digital (its inevitable basically unless society collapses or an asteroid hits the planet), and as this medical tracking system gets underway there is already technology being developed that ties in your bank account to your biometrics. This type of a system could easily be used to financially control or penalize people based on any biometrics or health data. This is not to speak of the social credit system that has been implemented in China and of which some version or versions will be implemented in Western countries. Don’t think for one second our managers don’t envy the absolute authority the CCP wields in China in this regard.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

            Well, if that’s what you think, that’s what you think. I expect, had you been out of nappies back then, that you’d have fallen for the Dolly the Sheep conspiracies as well.

            “[…] unless society collapses or an asteroid hits the planet […]”

            I’d go for society collapsing, but that’s just me. And at that point I won’t be worrying about the cashless society. I’ll be worrying about random young men whacking me over the head with a blunt instrument to get the last few quid in my purse. In cash.

      • Kim August 22, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

        If an entire state is under lockdowns and restrictions, then isn’t everyone already imprisoned anyway?

        Of course, those who try to escape – should there be a failure to communicate – can still be sent to the hole.

        • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 2:49 am #

          Basically yes. But being imprisoned in your own home is probably better (hopefully right!?) than being imprisoned in county (or parish) lockup.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:31 am #

            Well, SSL, it’s at YOUR expense, so, yeah…as a taxpayer, you should be applauding it !

        • Majella August 23, 2020 at 5:58 am #

          … or shot as they run across the state line, surely!

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:23 am #

      Russia.

  60. Kim August 22, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

    Greg’s guest at USA Watchdog today is the redoubtable Catherine Austin Fitts.

    Worth watching, especially her discussion of the TPTB planning behind the covid plandemic, the financial reset that we are currently undergoing (The global economy is currently undergoing maintenance and is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.) the many uses and the profitability of public rioting, and the rise of private security to replace public policing.

    It turns out that The Long Emergency has been named by JHK very well indeed as the name implies an extended multi-decade historical, elite-managed condition that allows for

    – the seizure and/or total control of all private wealth and productivity and

    – the organization of totalitarian control of humans and the controlled reduction of their levels of consumption and their numbers

    all under the auspices of an endless public safety panic.

    The resulting falls in life expectancies and populations in the US over the next ten years will be absolutely spectacular.

    The Five Horsemen Of The Apocalypse are now on the trail.

    I say five horsemen because I regard drug addiction as one of the plagues, along with war, famine, pestilence and death.

    • Kim August 22, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

      She opines that there is a lot of trial-and-error at the level of this elite planning (that is to be expected) and observes that high-level trial-and-error results in lots of confusion at ground-level.

      Good observation.

    • Kim August 22, 2020 at 10:55 pm #

      Except of course, she thinks that general property will still be possible after all of this. She believes in technology. So she isn’t a peak cheap lol person. Well, nobody is perfect.

      • Kim August 23, 2020 at 1:47 am #

        correction: property = prosperity

      • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 4:05 am #

        Yeah that was a curious conclusion that she reached given that in pretty much every other aspect it sounds like the common person is going to experience a decline in their standard of living all the way around. But it was very interesting so thanks for recommending.

        • Disaffected August 23, 2020 at 7:30 am #

          That’s normally a concession to book sales. I’ve read countless authors who do the same thing; describe the totally intractable problem in exhausting detail at great length and then walk it all back and undermine their entire premise in the final chapter with a falsely optimistic solution, I assume at the behest of their publishers. Highly dishonest. Can also be a sign of a skilled propagandist.

          • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

            I believe in technology being able to solve many of our issues, but I don’t believe in the ability of those in power to use that technology effectively for the greater good.

  61. EnterpriseSpaceship August 23, 2020 at 4:53 am #

    ….It’s a really dumb and reckless game and it will bring on a whole lot of not-good trouble for a country reeling into full-blown economic collapse.

    I read it – after watching JHK’s light year-ahead of us presentation in 2010:

    ….It’s a really dumb and reckless Energy game the whole world is playing since the steam engine, and it will bring on a whole lot of not-good trouble for all nations without exception – reeling into full-blown economic and civil collapse.

    How Do You Like the Long Emergency So Far? Jim Kunstler at TEDxAlbany 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zluPQEcK0Y

  62. BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 7:47 am #

    Phew, the local TV news in the Hartford area, wall to wall Covid hysteria (interspersed with the latest fiery auto wreck or spectacular gunfight in New Haven) I can see why people are freaked out. You’d think the Black Plague has descended upon us; in reality, fewer than 5000 dead, 2/3 of those people over 80 in retirement homes. There is no better way to report this story? This so called ‘lockdown’ was supposed to last 2 weeks, here we are going on 5 months. Is it a permanent state of affairs? Suppose this virus percolates around here for years or new viruses appear in the future? Will we be in terminal lockdown, forever? Finally, it’s odd in a state like Ct, where lefty Dems run the whole show, how supposedly independent, private news organizations become the propaganda arm of the party, regurgitating whatever line they are fed, without question.

    Brh

    • benr August 23, 2020 at 8:58 am #

      Whats even more odd is how many people are little toady lickspittles that also propagate the latest talking point data.
      We now have a nation of Karens scared to death of everything.

      Three different outings yesterday for a trip up into the hinterlands of San Diego wife got a subway sub and some weirdo was in their screaming about cookies and a water cup calling all the women sweetie and cussing at the young counter ladies. To the point she called me as I walked in I assessed not one “man” in the place and thought this could get ugly fast. Funny I walked in he took one look at me and scurried off. The manager of the Subway comped our sub.

      Since we had the dog in the car she then went into the local Smart and Final store for some drinks and watched some lady flipping out on people about coming within six feet of her screaming and yelling.

      Finally having had enough of people she decided at the gas station to just stay in the car while I went in to pay for some gas and one of the customers decided to whip it out and urinate on the gas pump next to his car. Mind you the guys wife was in the car next to him.

      We finally wound up in the mountains about twenty miles away from the nearest paved road and had the heavens open up and pour down at least 1″ inch rain causing the temps to plummet from 90 degrees to 71 in about ten minutes then back up to 88 when the rain stopped. Not a soul in site anywhere nor any cell signal having lunch on top of a mountain.
      Every lizard around was out sunning themselves after getting rained on and the local hawks were picking them off as fast as they could.

      The dog was bouncing around chasing lizards until she was exhausted.
      The only sounds to be heard was the thunder off in the distance, quails and my dog panting.
      Sometimes we need to take stock of our surroundings and change them for our own sanity.

      • malthuss August 23, 2020 at 11:01 am #

        in there, not their. The coast has many homeless and crazies. very sad. To see Whites dispossessed.

        • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 11:49 am #

          Yeah, by Blacks, Hispanics and sadly other whites. The nation is nuts.

          • malthuss August 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

            by ‘new Americans’ Since LBJ the population has nearly doubled.

            Blacks are being dispossessed by yellows and browns. And African or Island gangs attacking Black Citizens.

            Under Obama, the .Gov website had plenty of information about the gravy train..’guide to benefits for immigrants.’

        • benr August 23, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

          Yea I know but I don’t obsess about posts or grammar, spelling or even punctuation I just put it down.
          I am under the illusion everyone here can actually read and smart enough to infer meaning.

          • Q. Shtik August 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

            but I don’t obsess about posts or grammar, spelling or even punctuation I just put it down. – benr

            ==========

            Yes, we know, benr. It could not be any more frigging obvious.

            For me it’s the lack of punctuation, like the use of a period or question mark at the end of a sentence, that really sets my teeth on edge.

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

            Indeed.

            Riddle me this, benr – what is the intention of each of these two statements?

            “ Let’s eat grandma!”
            and
            “Let’s eat, grandma!”

            A simple comma changes meaning entirely. To decline to use a commonly agreed standard is laziness and rude. If it’s due to a lack of knowledge, then you could choose to learn it, but there are occasions when your grammar IS correct. I find myself wondering where you’ve c&p’ed from.

          • benr August 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm #

            @maj
            As I said if I decide to proof read my stuff and feel inclined I will take the time to do it right otherwise
            In yer case I knw is tuff fer u to git it und indrstend bet du tri hrdr

          • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

            Q: So the use of question marks or periods sets you teeth on edge?

            That’s what you just said. But how is this a lack on punctuation?

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

            As I said if I decide to proof read my stuff and feel inclined I will take the time to do it right otherwise

            Well, at least your consistent in your inconsistency.

      • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

        Good description of your day, benr. And you’re right about getting away. We always seem to go to Nantasket Beach for a walk by the ocean, which my wife loves to do. But I’ve always been a mountain person and I’m getting tired of just going to the beach.

        You’ve given me the idea that we should make a day trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or maybe the Berkshires in western Mass. Thanks..

        • benr August 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

          Get them mountains!

          Its really the last place on either coast in Murica besides the deserts that are not straining under the weight of to many people.

          • BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

            Unpaved roads on the sides of mountains? Benr, what kind of vehicle are you driving?

          • benr August 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

            Toyota 4runner not even 4 wheel drive but very nimble when driven correctly.

      • BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm #

        Nice report from SoCal Ben.

        Loaded the pickup, drove down to E Haddam, to the grounds of Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River. E Haddam, a lovely river town with a rotating steel bridge built in 1913, its main street dating back to the 1820s. Say what you want about Yankees, they knew how to build a town. Temp about 85°F, a cool breeze blowing, the air translucent, the 300 yard wide river shimmering, and a parade of boats passing by flying massive ‘Trump’ flags off their stern. I was fishing at the pier behind the theater, struck up a conversation with an elderly gentleman who said he had been the Executive Officer of the carrier USS Kitty Hawk at one time. I didn’t run into any crazies today, try to keep my head down and avoid them at all costs. I’m still enjoying life despite being surrounded by all the bullsh#t.

        Brh

    • elysianfield August 23, 2020 at 10:50 am #

      BRH,
      …Sell your Birkenstocks and buy a Model 28…

      Yea, and verily….

      • BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

        Birkenstocks, haha!

        E., what do you think of the Mossberg MC1?

        Brh

        • elysianfield August 23, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

          BRH,
          The MC1 I am not familiar with…my inclusive knowledge of the industry ended about 1985 when I retired from the business. I would suspect it is probably as good as any. I DID, however, spend about half a day in the Mossberg factory when it was in Connecticut…definitely old school manufacturing at the time.

          • BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

            Ah, maybe we crossed paths, almost …

            I have my own little story about Mossberg. My daughters husbands family own a manufacturing plant, employs a few hundred people making aircraft parts for the defense industry, little while back they hired 2 mechanical engineers from Mossberg, which is right down the road. One afternoon I got talking to them, being curious how I could get a Model 500 pump with an extra barrel and 3 chokes for less than $300 (price I paid at Dicks) They told me it’s due to their Eagle Pass facility in West Texas, which is right on the border with Mexico, but the actual factory where the parts are made is actually inside Mexico, on the other side of the border. He said if the same gun was made totally in North Haven it would cost over $600. I believe final assembly and inspection is in N Haven, tho.

            Brh

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

            Just one of the many Wonders of NAFTA – “Keeping Gun Prices Down For Patriots, Since 1994!”

    • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

      Lockdowns are totally unnecessary unless you are a Blue State trying to get rid of Trump.

      Lockdowns originated in China. They are put in place when folks do not seem to understand that social distancing slows down the contagion. If you look at the states new cases, the A/C, beach surge has finally simmered down but now the Midwest is accelerating a little. The daily quantities everywhere are still uncomfortably high. I sure hope the vaccine works, as it seems to be the only solution the “scientists” are coming up with. We still need a virus killer.

      Did you hear about the latest TDS story. An asteroid about the size of a refrigerator has a chance of striking earth the second of November. I would imagine the Dems are trying to figure out how to blame it on Trump.

      • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

        Simple. Just harp on the fact that Trump should use the White House refrigerator, not the one in space. Lol. You know, many people would believe that.

  63. benr August 23, 2020 at 9:22 am #

    Cancel culture wars.
    For years leftists have been attempting to get people fired over political beliefs and now the shoe is on the other foot!

    Goodyear tire was conducting indoctrination aka re-education camp on its employees and one of the slides had a good and bad side.

    The slide listed “Black Lives Matter” and “LGBT” under acceptable phrases, while the Trump slogan “Make America Great Again” and the pro-police slogan “Blue Lives Matter” were listed under unacceptable phrases.

    Trump called for a boycott and their stock slid to the point people noticed and all of a sudden the ceo is signing a different tune!

    • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

      Started talking about “our police partners” – despicable.

    • Q. Shtik August 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm #

      the ceo is signing a different tune! – benr

      ============

      What did he sign the tune? John Hancock?

      • benr August 24, 2020 at 9:33 am #

        OH NO you got me in a typo not like you did not fuck up further up the thread.
        People in perfect glass houses and all that rot.

  64. Pucker August 23, 2020 at 9:29 am #

    Pride

    Are the members of “Proud Boys” homosexuals?

    https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a33433900/chasten-buttigieg-memoir-excerpt/

    • benr August 23, 2020 at 10:06 am #

      Why don’t you ask them beware you might be picking up your teeth or worse pooping them out in a few days.

      • Pucker August 23, 2020 at 11:01 am #

        Is it “Proud Boys”? Or, “Prude Boys”?

  65. Pucker August 23, 2020 at 10:21 am #

    Did Japanese blokes join the Imperial Japanese Army in order to pay for their college education and to get health insurance? Did they eat Sushi and Ramen noodles when they were in-the-shit? I read that Hideki Tojo cared so much for the Japanese people that after work he’d drive around Tokyo randomly checking people’s garbage cans to see what they were eating. What would he find if he checked Americans’ garbage cans today? Hot pockets?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=htsFNsYXWqE

  66. cc rider August 23, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    I’ve been a big fan of good Presidential impersonators ever since I was a grade school kid back when Rich Little was doing his legendary Richard Nixon impersonation. I’ve always been able to laugh along even if the impersonator is poking some fun at a President that I liked. Right now there are two very good impersonators of Trump and are the hands down best in my opinion.

    Here’s the first one, JL Cauvin:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/JLCauvin

    Cauvin usually doesn’t even try to look like Trump because he doesn’t have to. He’s that good. He has the voice and the vocal patterns down pat. He practically channels Trump at times.

    John Di Domenico also does an impeccable impersonation. He does also cop “the look” of Trump. I like Cauvin better, but Domenico is a very close second:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzQpFuWIqe0VkezvAOeki0Q

    Those of you who practically worship and idolize Trump and do not have a sense of humor will not like these impersonators, so ignore and just move on with your day. Those of you who are like me and just glad Hillary didn’t win, are somewhat right of center on the political spectrum, and also have a sense of humor will enjoy these guys. Those of you who can’t stand Trump will definitely enjoy them.

    • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

      I agree with you. I listened to both of them. IMO Calvin is terrific and Di Domenico is good, but With a more standard impersonation. Ya gotta have a good sense of humor – which is sadly lacking today.

      I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember, but impersonator David Frye had a terrific Nixon and Spiro Agnew LP around 1969:or 1970. Nixon getting stoned was one-of-a kind, and Agnew asking Nixon to ”teach me time, teach me time, I want to learn time!“ was hilarious. I think I still have the LP lying around somewhere.

  67. Pucker August 23, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

    Proud Boys

    Did Chasten Buttigieg meet Pete via the gay Grindr App?

    https://www.grindr.com/

    With Something to Tell You, out September 1, Chasten will share his own story, from growing up in a conservative Midwestern household to becoming a teacher—and, of course, meeting (and falling for) the mayor of South Bend, Indiana on a dating app in 2015. Below, find an excerpt from a particularly exciting moment in Chasten and Pete’s dating history: Pete, then a rising political star, invites Chasten to the White House’s annual Christmas party, where he meets none other than Barack and Michelle Obama. Casual.

  68. JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

    Want to know what a Biden America will look like, from his own mouth. The tax burden on a family with $75000 will go from 12 to 25%.

    Just remember one thing, a Biden America means that capital is going to be stolen from the money makers and given to the gimme class. It says something about the success of the Dems to create more gimmes, more public dependency that demographics favor them.

    • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

      Giving to the gimme class is a no win scenario. The gimmes do not produce, do not create, do not promote growth so the drive for the Long Emergency is going to accelerate.

      • Disaffected August 24, 2020 at 7:06 am #

        You really are an entitled idiot. Fucking whine, whine, whine all the day long.

  69. Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

    Anglin:

    Here’s yet another thing you’re going to have to look forward to in your brave and bright new revolutionary future: open pedophilia.

    This is the poster for the new French documentary released by Netflix entitled “Cuties.”

    That poster and the trailer led to a high degree of backlash. Netflix has decided to release the film, but pull the promotional artwork.

    Many in the media claimed that the film is actually against sexualizing young girls. Of course, that is incompatible with that poster. It is also incompatible with basic reality that you would make a film focused on showing the sexualization of children but also be against it, unless it was explicitly framed as being against it. “It sends the message it might be bad, while letting the viewer come to his own conclusions” is promoting it with plausible deniability.

    I’ve continually argued that the new definition of pedophilia was created in part to normalize actual pedophilia, to put people in a place where they have no ability to defend against actual pedophilia.

    For those unaware, the term “pedophilia” traditionally meant “attraction to prepubescent children.” Then it so happened that a bunch of homosexual priests were caught molesting teenage boys. These boys were still underage, but they were not “children.” They were post-pubescent.

    They needed an ability to distinguish between bad homosexuals and good homosexual, so they defined the priests who molested the boys as “not homosexuals, but pedophiles,” thereby redefining the term “pedophile” to mean “attraction to people who are under the legal age of consent in your jurisdiction.”

    There are homosexual pedophiles. However, most homosexuals are “pederasts” who target boys who are experiencing sexual urges already. The entire goal of the homosexual is to convert the boy to homosexualism. And if he is able to associate early experiences of sexuality with men, then that boy is much more likely to convert to homosexualism.

    This new definition of the term meant that thinking 17-year-old Britney Spears looked pretty good on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1999 was now pedophilia in some districts.

    It effectively completely removed the value of the term “pedophilia,” and thereby removed the ability of people to identify with language the concept of sexualizing prepubescent children.

    The age of consent is a thing, and should be a thing. I do not think we should allow teenagers to go around having sex, and we absolutely shouldn’t allow homosexuals to prey on teenage boys. But we already understood that. We also understood that puberty is a biological process that happens to humans that changes them from children into sexual beings, and that there is not something evil or immoral about having an attraction to a girl who has a fully developed body and yet hasn’t reached the age of consent.

    People understand that a teenager is sexual. We were all teenagers once, and we understand that in fact, they are highly sexual, due specifically to this explosion of hormones in their bodies. I’m not a fan of the term “exploring sexuality,” as it always implies promiscuity, which I am opposed to, but people are at least able to understand how such a term applies to teenagers.

    But they garbled that all together.

    It was only a matter of time before they started targeting prepubescent children for sexualization, under the claim that “children have a right to explore their sexuality.” If someone said, “what do you mean, ‘children have a right to explore their sexuality,’” the response would be, “well, a 16-year-old has an ability to be sexual.”

    But they kept on chanting “children have a right to explore their sexuality.”

    You see how this works? When they can remove your ability to use language to describe things, they can manipulate reality around your inability to express yourself.

    It’s not a coincidence that this film is being rolled out in the middle of a cultural revolution. We’ve been hearing for years about how we need to relabel pedophiles as “minor attracted persons.” We’ve been hearing that pedophiles are actually victims of society. Slate.com was pushing this line as far back as 2012.

    We can see now that the last several decades have been spent grooming the population to prepare for what is happening right now: the great unveiling.

    Yes: open, normalized pedophilia (by the original definition of the concept) is going to be a part of the New World Order that we are entering into. It is currently being rolled out as a part of this cultural revolution, and the Netflix documentary “Cuties” is the big announcement that it’s time for you to get used to it.

    SV: Confucius said the first step in reform in the “rectification of names”. Words must mean what intended to mean. By calling sex with late teenage young men and women “pedophilia”, the word itself was degraded and normalized. Now sex with actual children seems less harmful because the word for it is less triggering. That’s the way people work. And thus the Elite work them to get society to where they want it to go. Combine this with the UN’s “rights of the child” and you’re even closer. The coup d’grace is the child’s right to choose their own gender. After that, taking adult lovers is no big thing at all.

    If you attain a certain level of intellect where you are above words per se, you can see all this and resist it. But most people’s mind are identified completely with words, usually very specific words, and they are changed, the rug is pulled out from under them.

    If you only know one way home and that road is blocked, you may panic. But if you know the roads well, you know many ways home. It’s like that. It’s not that you are completely above language per se, but rather specific words and verbal pathways.

    • malthuss August 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

      CUTIES wins at Sun dunce.

      And the film is by an afro [drum roll]
      female [drum roll]
      muslim [drum roll] director.

      It gets rave reviews for bringing in die versity.

      • malthuss August 23, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

        Anglins comment must be way up thread.

        From what little I saw of the film, it reminds me of the pre teen Beauty pageants that are all around. Jon Beneat ramsey was in them.
        I suspect JBR brother molested [she kept getting vaginal infections] and killed JBR.

        I didnt see the whole thing but I read it has twerking. And we know who started the ‘Im a bitch in heat so I shake’ stuff..afros.

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

      It coincides with the predatory nature exhibited by the Elites in a more general sense too. It’s frightening to think that no amount of backlash seemingly is stopping them from continuing forward with this rollout. Shows like Toddlers & Tiaras were precursors to this. And the really scary thing is that many people knew what they were doing then but they got away with it anyway with the support of the childrens’ parents no less because fame and money were calling.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

        Utah’s AG cancelled a anti-child trafficking rally because some of the organizers were associated with Qanon. This is the worst kind playing politics. He put himself in the camp of the pedophiles by so doing.

        Whatever other silliness they may believe, their belief that the Globalists are perverts appears to be right on target. Ditto that we are ruled by them – and those afraid of them and seeking their favor.

        • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

          Yes, I saw his report on that too and was shocked. I hadn’t heard about it anywhere else actually. And how horrible that this AG canceled (and he is trying to spin that it has been “postponed”) the rally just because people thought it was associated with Qanon. Sean Reyes could have very simply said something like “child trafficking and abuse are not myths and conspiracies, we are out here to save the children”. He would have been a hero actually since the reality of the situation is so dire. But instead he cowered and placated to the predators. It’s heart crushing. Especially when at the same time the Elite so callously use the “save the children” narrative for their social engineering when it suits them.

        • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

          Whatever other silliness they may believe, their belief that the Globalists are perverts appears to be right on target.”

          Surely, their ‘other silliness’ contaminates their credibility on ALL their beliefs. WWG1WGA

    • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

      SV.

      Disgusting! The pedophilia problem invading our upper echelons is a vanguard pointing in the direction of our degrading morality across the board. When the problem folks make the laws, the potency of the laws protecting morality declines as ours have. The political justification of the drugs, trafficking and pedophilia shows the direction the country is going. Revelation says that Evil will just about take over the earth before the end times. Welcome to the end times, perhaps.

  70. beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

    The whole Jon Benet thing kind of turned my stomach at the time. Sexualizing a 5 year old is just plain sick, but I think her parents (or at least I hope so) knew it made her sexy (ugh) but didn’t feel she was being sexualized, hence no harm done. Talk about being blind! One of my granddaughters is 5 and will turn 6 in a couple of weeks. I could not imagine her all dolled up and entering a beauty pageant.

    I don’t know when, or if ever, it is appropriate for an adult to have sex with a teenager, even if they are already sexualized. I don’t worry about it personally because I can’t conceive of being attractive to a 15 year old. Also, for me, it would involve being unfaithful to my wife and that’s a no-no. I guess it depends on the individuals involved. I do know that one shouldn’t put a limit on an appropriate age.

    • Majella August 23, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

      BTB…A rule of thumb to apply (for those on the second go-around) might be having sex with no-one who is less than 5 years older than your oldest child.

      • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

        Maj, the next go-around for menwould be the 3rd one; I sincerely wish it never happens. You’re limit means I shouldn’t be having sex with anyone under 47 years old.

        • Majella August 23, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

          🙂 – sounds sensible! There’s some spritely & attractive 47-year-olds, Bill!

          • beantownbill. August 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

            True. But I’d much rather Still have mymwife

          • Majella August 23, 2020 at 11:04 pm #

            Absolutely, Bill. I was referring only to those unfortunates who no longer have a life partner…

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:20 am #

            Oh, Bill. I apologise…I’d forgotten your recent loss. Please forgive my insensitivity.

  71. Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm #

    Amren, article about the differences in immigration policy in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway

    Recently in Malmö, a man living in the almost all-white neighborhood of Bunkeflo was convicted for sending an e-mail message to a public official, in which he said he believed Arabs were mostly criminals, and that he was opposed to subsidies for immigrants who moved to Bunkeflo, because “Bunkeflo was one of the last few refuges in Malmö where you could go out and not see Arabs loitering all around you.” He managed to avoid prison, but had to pay a fine of 10 percent of his annual pre-tax income. With Sweden’s high tax rates, this means a fine of about 20 percent of net income.

    Immigrants, on the other hand, can write just about anything. For example, Tobias Hubinette was adopted as a child from South Korea, and has been active in “anti-racist” organizations like “Anti-Fascist Action” and “Expo.” He wrote this in the “anti-racist” magazine Creol: “To feel or even think that the white race is inferior in all conceivable senses of the word is quite natural given its history and current behavior. May the western world of the white race perish in blood and suffering.” He has not been charged with “incitement of ethnic hatred” and continues to be a leading “anti-racist” activist.

    SV: In Denmark, immigrants are about 5% of the population yet commit 60% of the rapes, thus they rape at 40 TIMES the rate of the native Danes. Unlike Sweden which blacks out all such data, the Danes report it and anti-immigrant parties have used it to great advantage. When immigration was greatly slowed there, the Swedes exploded in rage, calling their brother Scandanavians racists and nazis. This after blacking out all information about the election until the victory. Denmark responded by saying if you want to turn your cities into Beruits of tribal fighting, then I’ll guess we have to draw up the bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo (in Norway I believe).

  72. Majella August 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

    Hey, All You, Deranged by your Trump Blindness, refute this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWIlc4V99QY

    • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm #

      David Moore: Are you diminished?
      Joe Biden: Watch me.

      Believe your eyes. Joe Biden is diminished. This is cry for help. They are making him do this. Maj, have you shame? He’s an old man who wants to take a nap.

    • JohnAZ August 23, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

      Listened to it, already had heard it. Obvious sibling rivalry pervaded that family. Dad preferred Donald.

      Two items, the SAT test thing was a lie. They said it was a guy named, Joe Shapiro, that he or his family has denied more than once. When the sister was confronted by that info, her response was, oh it must have been another Joe Shapiro. I believe Shapiro was his name.

      Second, with Trump at his media contorted worst, he is ten times better at being the president than Biden and his Dem cohorts could ever be. At least Trump’s agenda does not include selling the United States down the river to a gang of international thieving Liberals.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:15 am #

        Your level of required proof of what is a lie is getting progressively lower, JohnAZ. Not surprising, given what you feel compelled to defend.

        • benr August 24, 2020 at 10:07 am #

          Hah says the Socialist loving toady man that is another level of Irony.
          The gall of your transplant ass who supports the worst party in American history lock stock and barrel all the while claiming you are not.
          People like you should be tarred and feathered and sent packing from whence you came.

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 10:07 pm #

      Lol are you really serious with this post? First of all I just find it truly and deeply rich when a professed non-religious person thinks it appropriate to give a Christian sermon and moral lesson in a condescending and judgemental tone no less. Secondly, all of that was just second hand heresay and so meaningless in the greater scheme. But Biden is on camera fondling and smelling children.

      • Majella August 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm #

        To whom are you referring, SSL?

        It can’t be *I* as I certainly didn’t “give a Christian sermon and moral lesson in a condescending and judgemental tone“.

        Your imagination runs away with you again.

        • SoftStarLight August 24, 2020 at 1:32 am #

          The man in your video said he was not religious at all but proceeded to give a sermon as to what Jesus would say, do, and preach about Trump, etc. Your imagination must have forgotten the details of what it is run amok with.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:13 am #

            Hey, it’s Trump who says he loves the Bible – both parts equally!’ He sure lives up to it, not.

    • Majella August 23, 2020 at 11:43 pm #

      WOW. THAT got a huge reaction! :). There’s none so blind, etc.

  73. Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

    Trump’s sister, Mary, a Judge, sounds like a typical Liberal idiot worrying about Mexican children being separated from their parents, even as America dies.

  74. Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 9:24 pm #

    “There’s never been anything we’ve been able to accomplish when we’ve done it together.”

    Joe Biden

  75. Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

    How does the older Trump bitch feel about the niece bitch recording her without her knowledge?

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2020 at 10:32 pm #

      I had to really look for this because it was just a blip when it came out but that whole claim about the SAT test cheating could just be a smear. Either way to me they both just appear to be brazen opportunists. Now they will have a little limelight and may get some big paying interviews and speaking invites for the Biden campaign? Since they both have already endorsed Biden before this it seems to be a purely political and financial calculation.

      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/widow-trumps-friend-pushes-back-mary-trump-sat/story?id=71678433

      • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 11:42 pm #

        Glad she spoke up. A nice lady.

        Maybe the recording wasn’t secret. Maybe these two hags are in cahoots.

        • SoftStarLight August 24, 2020 at 1:28 am #

          It appears to certainly be a strong possibility. I mean did you study that photo of Mary Trump next to her book cover? She appears to be an aggressive and belligerent lawyer type with an almost prosecutorial gaze and angry clenched jaw. And indeed, she is prosecuting a case as to how her family created a monster like DJT. Well silly thing, she must not realize any ole bumpkin will figure that if her family creates monsters maybe she is one too.

          • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:03 am #

            Nice work! Total denial along with total acceptance! How do you DO that?

        • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:08 am #

          Yup. Yet another conspiracy, natch.

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:09 am #

      Her, Skorenzy – you come across as more than a little ‘invested’!

  76. BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

    Disloyalty in his own family, and efforts by the snakes in The Lincoln Project, might just do Trump in. Then we’ll have Harris and Biden to deal with. In a way I’m looking forward to them assuming office … and being ground up into fine powder by history, and future events.

    Brh

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:06 am #

      Marlin, the FACTS will ‘do Trump in’. The released recording was, purportedly, a candid conversation between an aunt & her niece. There’s no information to imply that Marry Trump Barry was being disingenuous or conniving. ‘Just the facts, M’am’

    • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:38 am #

      The Lincoln Project are a group of neocons.

      If they endorsed Trump, I would consider that a huge problem.

  77. BackRowHeckler August 23, 2020 at 10:39 pm #

    We’ve been hearing for years about the evil American Empire, with a military presence worldwide, but look; the president is pulling 12,000 troops out of Germany, and there’s hell to pay. Nobody is happy, including Burkha Merkel, NATO, democrat Senators and Congressman, and senior military officers. WW2 has been over for 75 years, the Cold War ended 30 years ago, Trump is saying enough is enough. And apparently most Germans hate us anyway, so f##k em.

    Brh

    • Sredni Vashtar August 23, 2020 at 11:39 pm #

      Moving them to Italy. Italy can be saved if Salvini gets in. Trump, Salvini, and Archbishop Vigano against the World.

    • SoftStarLight August 24, 2020 at 1:50 am #

      Haha good timing too! So will Uncle Joe and Kamakali have to step out in support of keeping our troops deployed overseas and the war machine running? This can be a teachable moment of how our precious woke rainbow coalition is actually just sold out shills to big business and big war.

  78. tom clark August 23, 2020 at 10:57 pm #

    Contributors to this blog have WAY too much time on their hands (I know, speak for myself, right?). Let’s see what the good Dr. Kunstler regales us with tomorrow.

  79. Q. Shtik August 24, 2020 at 1:03 am #

    The flap over Trump allegedly hiring a smart friend to take a SAT test for him reminds me of the Sopranos season 2 opener:

    The Season Two opener sets us up for a laugh even before it begins—its episode title is the generic first line of a joke. The first scene of the hour gives us a different joke, however, one that plays on the stereotype of “the smart Asian”—a test proctor calls out “Christopher Moltisanti” and it is an Asian guy that responds. (The proctor may not suspect the man to be an imposter but the woman sitting next to him ain’t buying it.)

    • benr August 24, 2020 at 9:26 am #

      Well it looks like if true we have two cheaters running for resident in the Whitehouse.
      Now who do you trust to be less senile or less crazy?
      The thin skinned orange guy or the pervy groper of little girls with dementia.

      • Q. Shtik August 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

        the pervy groper of little girls with dementia. – benr

        =========

        It’s not often you run across little girls with dementia.

        • Majella August 25, 2020 at 5:24 am #

          Q – way too nuanced for poor li’l benr.

  80. Majella August 24, 2020 at 4:01 am #

    Pucker! Give us your take on the pillow talk on rye Kelly & George Conway bedroom, now that she’s announced she’s had enough of President DimDon’s egregious bullshit, and having to deflect the critiques constantly. It must have been exhausting!

    Do you think George withheld ‘marital favours’ consistently, or only when she lied to the public?

    • Majella August 24, 2020 at 5:12 am #

      Will Kelly-Anne publish a ‘tell all’ book? Will the toothsome Ms. McEnany dismiss it all as ‘alternative facts’?

    • Nightowl August 24, 2020 at 5:40 am #

      Kellyanne: “I am leaving the Whitehouse. Gratefully and Humbly”

      Dr. Gelatin: (Insert wild conspiracy theory).

      Never fails.

      • benr August 24, 2020 at 10:10 am #

        Yea any stretch to attack its favorite target all the while defending anti-american types like the turds called Obamas.
        Mooch and her I was never proud of AMERICA till they elected my partner.
        Sickening.

      • Majella August 24, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

        Night ‘bot.

        Your idea of a ‘wild conspiracy theory’ is best illustrated by any of the bullshit ‘hoax’ claims you disseminate.

        And, not surprisingly, this remark from you shows that your sense of humour has had a permanent bypass.

        benr – incoherent ramblings, yet again…thanks for your contribution!

        • benr September 18, 2020 at 11:08 pm #

          Or you are just ignorant.

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