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    Did you entertain feelings of doom during last week’s brain-withering heat-wave? The sheer anxious waiting and wishing for it to end was a nice analog to the stifling psycho-political miasma oppressing this nation — alternately known as the republic (for which we stand) and “our democracy,” as “Joe Biden” likes to style his regime of lawfare, warfare, and garish state-sponsored depravity. Well, rejoice and ring them bells! The political weather is breaking. The week ahead looks like an all-you-can-eat, steam-table banquet of consequence.

     The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) teased last week with an opening round of lesser decisions on bump stocks for rifles, abortion pills for women inconvenienced by motherhood, and a few other interesting cases. The court’s term draws to a close with the end of June. Pending are several cases liable to rattle the windows and shake down the walls.

     One is the question as to whether the government can use private company proxies to censor constitutionally protected free speech (Murthy v. Missouri). The case has been simmering for years, with lower court actions that took a dim view of the intel blob’s coercive intrusions into social media. Probably the most galling part of the story is that virtually every act of censorship and de-platforming was committed against those telling the truth about some vital public issue, whether it was the danger and ineffectiveness of the Covid vaccines, or the probity of the 2020 elections, or the existence of Hunter Biden’s laptop and its dastardly contents. That is, the government’s actions were entirely in the service of lying to the American people.

     This raises a greater question that redounds from the courts onto the November election: just why is the US government so deeply invested in all that lying? The answer is obvious: it has been engaged in nefarious activities that it seeks to hide and deny. And all of that has served to wreck the country. Even worse, the government has gaslit half of the public into cheerleading and rolling over for all that dishonesty, so as to keep them “safe” from hobgoblins such as “misinformation.” Considering “Joe Biden’s” cratering poll numbers, it looks like the public is tired of this incessant lying and is fixing to vote his regime out of office.

      We begin to see evidence that even some hardcore regime hacks are breaking out of that consensus trance, for instance, the Cuomo brothers denouncing the lies around lawfare and Covid. Andrew, once the New York state AG himself, told the shocked studio audience on Bill Maher’s HBO gabfest, beloved by Wokesters, that the Alvin Bragg case never should have been brought to trial. His brother Chris has been telling his podcast followers that Covid policy was a fiasco and the vaccines were harmful, and he apologized for his prior shifty reporting on all that when he had a CNN show.

      Also upcoming at SCOTUS: Fischer v the United States, as to whether the DOJ tortured a federal statute on shredding financial records to overcharge J-6 rioters. In 2015 the court limited the scope of that law (part of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act), but Attorney General Merrick Garland used it anyway as an all-purpose dragnet to prosecute hundreds of people who merely paraded through the US Capitol — which provided legal footing for the House J-6 committee to color that event dishonestly as “an insurrection.” A decision against the government should lead to the release of many J-6 prisoners and perhaps lawsuits for malicious prosecution under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). It would also toss out the pertinent charges in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s DC case against Donald Trump for supposedly fomenting an “insurrection.”

      Another biggie case pending (Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo; Relentless v. Department of Commerce) will determine whether executive agencies of the US Government (e.g., the EPA, CDC, Depts. of Energy, Education, Commerce, etc.) can issue regulations as if they have the force of law — that is, push citizens and businesses around by fiat where the law is ambiguous or nonexistent. A lot has changed since SCOTUS initially sought to define the scope of agency authority in their 1984 decision known as Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council. The federal bureaucracy has become an unaccountable behemoth, issuing sometimes arbitrary and capricious regulations that make it increasingly difficult to accomplish anything in our country. It has also enabled much of the government’s monkey business around Covid. This court appears to lean towards overturning Chevron.

     Also pending this week: whether SCOTUS will stay Steve Bannon’s four-month jail sentence scheduled to begin July 1 while he appeals to the SCOTUS. Bannon was convicted for contempt of Congress when he refused to testify to the J-6 committee, basing his refusal on executive privilege. Note that SCOTUS did not keep White House advisor Peter Navarro out of prison for exactly the same charge. The DOJ must reply to SCOTUS’s request for “input” on the matter by Wednesday June 26th at 4:00 p.m. At issue is whether the government is interfering in the election by shutting up Bannon during the climax months of the campaign.

      Today, Judge Aileen Cannon will ask Special Counsel Jack Smith’s lawyers to do some ‘splainin’ about how come he got to be Special Counsel without being nominated by a president or confirmed by the Senate, which is the lawful procedure. It’s therefore possible that Judge Cannon can determine that Mr. Smith is not operating lawfully. That’s not the only thing that can deflate the so-called Mar-a-Lago Documents case, but it could lead to a determination that this was a malicious political prosecution, with consequences for AG Merrick Garland.

     By the way, you know what this case is really about, don’t you? I’ll tell you: the FBI went into Mar-a-Lago looking for Mr. Trump’s binder containing evidence of FBI and DOJ misconduct in the RussiaGate caper. Whether they found it or not, we don’t know, nor do we know if there are other copies of the materials. But you might surmise that a lot of officials in those agencies are a little nervous about their criminal liability, especially with the presidential election poll numbers looking how they do. In other words, the Mar-a-Lago raid was a cover-up operation.

And Thursday, of course, comes the debate to end all debates. Makes you cringe a little just to imagine it.


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872 Responses to “Here It Comes”

  1. RD3 June 24, 2024 at 9:28 am #

    “Leftism might actually be noble if their concern for the marginalized wasn’t simply an incidental externality to their seething hatred of the normal and the good.” —David Pivtorak on “X”

    In a healthy society, the “marginalized” are marginalized because they are neither normal nor good.

    • Uncle.Al June 24, 2024 at 9:42 am #

      In the DemSoc OneState, the “marginalized” are a utility belt of of warnings and retributions. Let no horror bw wasted. When plagued by mosquitoes victims overlook wolves.

    • tom clark June 24, 2024 at 10:38 am #

      Now if society could only agree on what “normal” and “good” mean. The death of common sense rolls on as the human race continues to try to determine how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

      • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 10:47 am #

        For a long, long time, Christendom had a pretty good idea of what “normal” and “good” meant. Can you make the determination, or has your judgement been compromised?

        • J.Gan. June 24, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

          Yes yes, your “Christendom” the same one that supplied the burning of witches, the Jewish blood libel, the Crusades, Pope Pius Xii colluding with the Nazis, the Spanish Inquisition, flat earth theory…. So if that is the best you can come up with for who determines what is “normal and good” head back to the drawing board and take Christianity off the board.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

            Some lies here. Pope Pius Xll wrote encyclicals against National Socialism. And refuge was given to some Jews in the Vatican. Indeed, the Chief Rabbi of Rome (I’m blanking on his name) was so inspired by Pius that he converted to Catholicism and took his first name, Eugenio, as his own

            Did this precipitate the campaign of Jewish slander against Pope Pius Xll?

          • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:23 am #

            Yawn.

      • Ishabaka June 24, 2024 at 10:54 am #

        Today it’s “How many drag queens can dance on the head of a pin, before an audience of kindergarteners”.

        • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

          I suspect that number is proportionate to the number of demons that dance in the eyes of one Bill Gates

    • oldandtired June 24, 2024 at 11:34 am #

      “ In a healthy society, the “marginalized” are marginalized because they are neither normal nor good.”

      I give you Tyler Cherry

      • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 11:39 am #

        Physiognomy is real.

        Look at how stunted and hideous so many of the evil demons who have torn down Western Civ. have been

        • sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 11:49 am #

          After all, working with the “unhoused” as overpaid social workers, and climbing in and out of tents with granola bars and juice boxes for groups such as the mentally ill, racialized minorities and untreated drug addicts, is where the virtue signalling is at its most attractive………

        • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

          Lord Lytton made this point in regards to the French revolution. As Mohammad said, Beware the Eye of the Believer.

          • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:22 am #

            Two of the defining characteristics of truly evil men appear to be physiognomy and obscure parentage.

  2. Uncle.Al June 24, 2024 at 9:39 am #

    The DemSoc OneState is a “1984” telescreen, the Two Minutes Hate, memory holes, and Room 101. We have always been at war with our enemy of the moment…but we have floating fortresses that guarantee victory!

    The Party has imported and installed 20 million+ lumpen proletariate. Check! The Outer Party has been sculpted into meaningless servitude correcting the past. Check! All that remains is to upholster Room 101…everywhere.

    Check.

  3. John K June 24, 2024 at 9:42 am #

    I’m not so sure Bill Maher’s show is “beloved by Wokesters.” He’s done a pretty good job, in fact, of shredding Woke-ism at every opportunity. That’s one thing keeping him sort of relevant.

    As for the Cuomos, I doubt very much their “apologies” are genuine or that they are “breaking out of the trance.” They are Deep State actors giving a restive public a little bit of red meat to save their own asses later. Even if Andrew stands up and acknowledges the thousands of nursing home residents he killed with his Covid executive orders, will he go to prison for it? Of course not.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      Andrew has common enemies with Trump in the NY cabal that drove Andrew from office.

      As for Fredo, it didn’t go over big with people that RFK jr. had him on his team, so I’m guessing somebody told him that his weak sauce “we didn’t know” admissions weren’t good enough; he needed to come up with an actual (albeit half-assed) apology.

      The Cuomos are scum of the earth. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

      • Demeter June 24, 2024 at 10:59 am #

        If you listen carefully, Cuomo isn’t saying that the Trump trial was bogus or unlawful. He’s saying that it hurts Candidate Biden, because the People have spoken repeatedly that they want Trump, not Biden, and they become more vociferous with each added legal insult to their candidate. They put their money where their mouth is, and now the billionaires are following suit. The writing is on the wall regarding the election. There’s nothing left but the wailing, and screaming, and cheating, and maybe a JFK replay in store.

        Now, regarding the heinous insult: “abortion pills for women inconvenienced by motherhood”.

        . There are a lot of men spewing their sperm around and walking away from the consequences. I speak from personal experience. Marriage and the divorce courts were no protection when my disabled child’s father walked away. Were it not for my own family’s strong financial support, she would not have lived 40 years, to die of her disability one night, peaceful. She had a happy life, as much as her abilities and my resources permitted.

        I can only conclude that the author has never financially supported a child and its mother, let alone provided emotional support and parenting My choice, and I would not impose my choice on any other woman. Nor should any man think he has the right to do so.

        • Mac June 24, 2024 at 11:07 am #

          D- Sorry for your loss. Are you saying that you wish you had aborted your child? By the way, most abortion are for convenience. Only a small percentage are to protect the mother or for severe congenital anomalies.

          • Demeter June 24, 2024 at 11:15 am #

            I said nothing of the kind.

            And your opinion, the opinion of many ignorant men, that most abortions are for convenience, is repeatedly demonstrated to be the most insulting form of misogynist propaganda and false.

            It really doesn’t matter what you think, dude.

            What matters is what you do and what you pay for. And how much you can afford.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            You don’t know that.

          • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            You are right, Demeter. There is a lot of woman bashing that goes on on this blog, and part of it is the insistence that women be punished for having sex by being forced to raise a child they are not capable of raising in a loving, nurturing way
            .
            Props to you for loving your child and to your family for chipping in to make sure she had a good life.

            Maybe if we went back to making women wear Scarlet A’s, but let unwanted embryos be aborted? That compromise might work to make sure that every baby born from now on is a wanted child, while still punishing the harlots who had unapproved sex.

            But, speaking for society, they are very insistent on forcing women to reproduce, but, like deadbeat fathers, not interested in supporting the resulting children. Nope, as soon as they are born, they become “gimmees”, not worthy of food or housing or mothering.

            Slava Embryos! The Hell With Children!

          • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

            Demeter

            You demean women.

            Who is responsible for the entrance of all those sperms?

            What would happen if 1. Abortion was criminalized again and 2. BC pills became ineffective.

            Oh boy, back to the 50s and women having to slow down on sex to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies.

            IOW, having the responsibility for birth control. Sex in the City would be dead.

            God made sex fun and feel good so that the human race would propagate, “Go forth and multiply”.

            With pleasure comes responsibility,. Like in most things today, the responsibility part seems to be forgotten.

            Women ARE the first order protection to avoid the bad aspects of sex. Not abortion. Just say no, to a big portion of the macho men you seem to be attracted to, fatherhood is the last thing on their minds. If you would just realize this, recognize and hook up with responsible men, and not give away the milk for free, things might right themselves a bit.

            A good example is the Hefner cult, Trump included. Women are attracted to this type of male, rich ones especially. How many, in their search for the ideal male companion, look for return from the men that have no intention to give any. The #metoo crew get more fodder.

            Men may be cads, and they sure can be. But women, on the receiving end, show ignorance, stupidity, excessive empathy, etc. and get themselves trapped into reproductive situations they want no part of.

            You are an exceptional woman to support your child for all those years. What would you advise girls and women if you had their attention, to do to reduce the misuse of sex we see today? I will bet it would not be aimed at men, remember where those Hefner men’s brains are located.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

            JohnAZ, I whole heartedly agree with you.

            My late father always told me that men have a duty to value womanhood and to protect their women but it is women who are the gatekeepers of morality. Why? Because it is usually the women who say “yes” or “no” to the advances of the male. I’m not talking about cases of rape, I’m talking about consensual adult sexual encounters.

            Women don’t get pregnant with a kiss. The act takes effort and considerable access for both the man and a woman.

            Yes, men shouldn’t be spewing their seed everywhere and then walking away from the consequences. Women, however, shouldn’t be spreading her legs and permitting the man access to the location where he can spew his seed and impregnate her unless the man is her husband and has demonstrated worthiness to do so.

            Demeter’s angry response to our hosts words is out of line. He wasn’t referring to women who marry worthless men that abandon her during her our of need. He was clearly referring to women who use abortion as a means of birth control because she wants to go out and sleep around but she is too damned lazy or selfish to get her tubes tied, use a diaphragm or make her filthy partner use a rubber. That’s what he was referring to.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

            Mac, most abortions are for convenience. Women can’t control themselves. They have unprotected sex with an unworthy male and then they get pregnant. So they go get an abortion and murder the innocent child her careless, selfish acts have created.

            Abortion has become a preferred method of birth control for many women because the women can’t control themselves and can’t say “NO” to the trash men that pursue them.

            It is evil.

          • hmuller June 24, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

            JohnAz, it’s no use reasoning with women about their “bodily rights”, a topic deeply emotional.

            Basically, it comes down to, “I’ll do whatever I want with my body and you wicked men must pay the consequences”.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 24, 2024 at 2:47 pm #

            Have to agree with Mac. He made no judgment regarding Demeter’s tragic case. I had the exact same question after I read her comment. What did JHK’s comment about abortion pills have to do with her story? She made the correlation. That is the obvious question…that Mac reasonably asked.

            And there are fantabulous numbers of abortions of convenience. Even people who have parties afterward and post about it on FB, jubilantly. So, I don’t see anything personal here, nor heinously insulting from JHK by pointing out what many people do in that realm these days. Unless Demeter would like to explain why she conflated the two topics…we’d be all ears.

          • mary.m June 26, 2024 at 11:09 am #

            Do you know how to read? It clearly was Demeter’s choice to have her child, which she raised without the father, but with help from her family.

            For the record, had abortion been legal in the 50s I would not be here. My mother convinced a doctor to give her a hysterectomy. Her aunt found out & stopped it.

            There is nothing like growing up in a family that resents your existence.

            Nobody should be forced to give birth to a baby they don’t want.

            And nobody should be forced to be born into a world that doesn’t want them.

            Nobody knows what karma might have been completed with a single action. What life my soul could have moved on to without the meddling of a busybody into the life of a 30+ year old mother of 2 in another household in another town.

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

            As the old saying goes, dogs fight among themselves but unite when the wolf appears.

            Mary’s mother found her pregnancy (Mary) inconvenient and sought to get rid of it. Her aunt stopped her and Mary was born to a resentful mother. Mary seems to wish that she was aborted. Sad! In any case, at least it serves to help disprove Demi’s theory that most abortions are not for convenience. Convenience is an Idol with modern Western women. Ancient civilizations sacrificed children to appease the gods. Sometimes they were terrified that if they didn’t, the Sun wouldn’t come back. But modern women just do it for to cover their irresponsibility.

          • mary.m June 26, 2024 at 6:23 pm #

            @Jarek, my father resented me too, because I was born a girl. I thought my big sister was the smartest, funniest, coolest person alive. And then she told me she hates me, has always hated me, will always hate me due to her “sibling rivalry.” My father left everything to her.

            The only one of them that didn’t try to kill me was my half sister.

            As to my preferences, my point is what difference would it have made? . Afaik, life’s a bitch & then you die. If we’d had fentanyl back around 71-72, I would have checked out then.
            What good has come my way has largely been stolen.

            I get by on SSs onw

        • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

          I agree, Demeter, and I am sick of men weighing in on how women should feel about motherhood.

          • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            Motherhood without fatherhood is a distorted family model. You are right, men should have strong protective feelings about fatherhood, too. Parenting is a joint exercise.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

            And I am sick of women devaluing the importance of fatherhood thinking they can be both to their sons and daughters.

            Fact is, children need both a mother and a father in the home in order to grow up somewhat normal in today’s ruined world. Women can’t do it alone. Men can’t do it alone. Only working together does it work best.

          • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

            How should the mother bird “feel” about sitting on her eggs?

      • Socrates-Detroit June 24, 2024 at 11:15 am #

        @Beryl

        If you take “o” out of “Cuomos”, and rearrange the letters, you get “scum”.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

          It amazes me, Mario talked all the time about values, and even wanted “values” taught in New York’s schools, and when he said that I right away was thinking “whose values?”

          • Justin June 24, 2024 at 10:41 pm #

            With narcissists, it’s always only about their values, not yours.
            Do as they say, and not as they do.
            They get to decide which values are important, and on and on, etc…

            Now for the upcoming shitshow fake debate, I can’t wait to see how badly that turns out!

            I’m betting everyone comes out of that with shit on their face, sorta like the proverbial shit hitting the fan!

            I can’t imagine any thinking person taking it seriously, but what an entertaining clown show it will be.
            I will probably actually watch it for laughs, and I’m sure its ratings will be an all time high for any fake debate like it.

    • Organist1022 June 24, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

      Andrew would love to be subbed in for Joe.

    • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      Maher is a well-spoken pseudo-intellectual pothead who is an inch deep and a mile wide. Do a little research on the former name of his production company.

      Fredo followed Maher’s lead in softening stance on the death shot when the possibility of Nuremberg 2.0 trials reared its head. You’re right, John K – giving up a little red meat to save their asses but they don’t have to worry.

      None of the deep state will be held accountable – don’t believe a word of orange man’s blather. He’s not going to prosecute himself.

      RFK Jr is the only candidate with a deep state axe to grind and they won’t even let him on the debate stage. He will continue to be marginalized by the deep state controlled media for the rest of his life. When his poll numbers rise, watch the deep state amp up their attacks on him.

    • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

      Check out the clip of him and Sharon Osbourne gloating over the downfall of the White race.

  4. cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 9:43 am #

    The debate to end all debates. Seeing Joey B. perform should put an end to anyone still sitting on the sidelines thinking he is a viable candidate that deserves their vote. Prepare to see him drugged up to the max: bulging eyeballs, speed talking antics with slurred and indecipherable words, periods when he speaks soft and then builds to a crescendo shouting. Overall, should be a real hoot!

    I wonder who the advertisers will be during the two scheduled commercial breaks. Depends? Ensure? One of those life insurance policy spiels?

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:03 am #

      How about five minute Medicare plan C,D commercials?

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

      The drugs used are uppers, look for the symptoms. Everything exaggerated.

      • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

        Pupils so dilated his eyes look like 2 piss holes in the snow.

    • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

      I don’t know, cowbelle81. That’s what I thought at the last debate when old Joe came right out and said he was going to eliminate hundreds of jobs related to the pipeline on day 1 of his presidency (after saying he was going to create 11 million of them), but 81 million lemmings voted for him anyway. It’s what they do.

    • Prospero June 24, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

      I’m still wondering if the presidential debate will actually take place Thursday night. Seeing Joe Biden, drugged up to the max, with bulging non-blinking eyes while muttering total gibberish, would be very entertaining. But what if there were riots around the CNN studio in Atlanta on Thursday? Or maybe a bomb threat? If this debate takes place as scheduled, it will be a total embarrassment for the Democrats.

      • MiTurn June 24, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

        Concur. I suspect that there will be a “national emergency” of some contrived sort that demands the President Brandon’s immediate attention and the debate will be postponed indefinitely.

        • Prospero June 24, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

          The “national emergency” excuse, whether real or fake, would be an excellent choice. This presidential debate would only provide undeniable proof that dementia-infested Joe Biden is not qualified to be president. We will know in the next three days if the debate will be postponed indefinitely.

        • Justin June 24, 2024 at 10:49 pm #

          I’m betting that Brandon will cancel at the last minute due to some ostensible excuse that no sane person will believe.
          I’m also betting that Trump is betting on that same thing too.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

      “I wonder who the advertisers will be …” they will be the ones actually callng the shots.

      There are a number of ways to interpret the preceding statement.

      IMO none of them bode well for the people of the former Republic.

  5. NickelthroweR June 24, 2024 at 9:48 am #

    Greetings,

    YouTube has relaxed its censorship rage just enough to allow some of the vax injured to tell their stories. The pain, suffering, and humiliation that these people have had to go through is mind-numbing especially since no medical professional dare state the obvious. Oh how they lament their situation and all of them pretty much realize that it is just a matter of time before Suddenly appears and they shake off their mortal coil.

    I always chime in to remind this crowd that they threw my business under the bus for a $600 check and a moratorium from paying their bills. I reminded them that the majority of Americans wanted me arrested, put in a camp, denied food, and denied healthcare.

    Two years ago these people would have been tripping over one another to hurl threats and insults at me but they do not anymore even when I remind them that whatever the future has in store for us is no longer their concern because they wont be there to see it. Many are beginning to realize just how they were played.

    I’m no longer depending on the Supreme Court or any politician for justice for what was done. The people who cheered this great harm are all on death row and they know it.

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    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:10 am #

      Another anecdote from a friend, a former ICU nurse, who has developed advanced autoimmune disease, scleraderma systemic that has reached her lungs. The prognosis is not good. She absolutely believes it is Covid, both the vaxx and the virus. Her history was the original shots, mandated by employer, plus getting the disease four times in the year following. She has a history of implants also.

      California is noting a slight increase in Covid cases and is sending out alarms to wear masks and get boosted. To think that the Dems are even considering that governor for president, holy shit.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:12 am #

        Consider this, Trump may be running against Gavin Newsom, the pretty boy, the second hair looking for a brain.

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:22 am #

          He has great teeth. He’s tall. He’s handsome. He has great hair.

          That’s all he needs to garner the majority of the WAMIN vote.

          • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 10:45 am #

            Plus, all campaign long, he can torture Don Jr. about how Don’s GF is his used-up sloppy seconds Turned out, abandoned and left to rot in the plastic surgeon’s office.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            I’ve yet to hear one woman say that he is attractive.

            We’ve talked about that here. He has all the right ingredients to be good-looking, but just looks like a dimwitted creep.

            Where’d you get the idea women vote based on looks?

          • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

            In my case, from my mother, who judged men by their appearance all the time.

          • cbeard June 24, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            Newsom looks like a Bmovie Dracula. One ugly SOB.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

            Beryl, my own person experience in discussing politics with many women. I have personally heard women say they voted this politician or that politician because they are handsome.

            Think JFK……..

            C’mon, Beryl. You seem to be a very intelligent articulate woman. Do you really believe women aren’t motivated by the physical appearance of a male candidate? If that is the case you are either daft or naive.

            I’ve heard women talk about how ugly DJT is or how handsome W was and that they voted for Bill Clinton because he was “handsome.”

          • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

            MEN were the biggest JFK cultists, as I recall.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 1:15 pm #

            Canker I didn’t vote for Trump based on looks.

            I have never heard any woman say W was attractive.

            We have only had one woman seriously run for president, so there is no sample that tells us what men would do faced with an attractive female versus an unattractive man.

            A few personal anecdotes aren’t enough to make generality.

            Why does every topic degenerate into women/Jew bashing sooner or later around here?

            That is, the ones that don’t start out with a little woman bashing.

            This is so darn tiresome.

            I need a break.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

            Beryl takes refuge in the personal: I don’t vote for men because of their good looks.

            That may be so, Ber. But we’re not talking about you per se, but women in general. You’re only a member of the set, not the set itself.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

            Beryl, I don’t tire of it all. In fact, I am quite passionate about it.

            Men and women today are screwed up in the head. This is because MEN AND WOMEN have abrogated their biological and sacred responsibilities to the nuclear family.

            Boys being raised in homes without a father present don’t do well. They become violent and are more prone to crime. Many women insist they can do it without the men. They can’t.

            You will never hear them admit that.

            I think it is time for us, men and women, to pull our heads out of our self absorbed asses and start re-thinking how we do things.

            Is it wise to have sex and potentially create another human being when we are not in a position to raise that person? Probably not. So, instead of risking it and having sex anyway, why not practice abstinence? We have become creatures of selfish desires and we never consider the consequences of our own actions both on ourselves and upon others, including the children our actions create.

          • River June 24, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

            Actually I am biased by a man’s looks, but not in the way the men on this board seem to think… The prettier a man is, the less intelligent I assume that he is. I realize that it’s illogical, except for the fact that attractiveness is an attribute that helps to open doors for individuals so I presume that the more attractive one is, the more entitled the person feels. – That said, I don’t find Newsom or W handsome… they both appear somewhat effeminate in my view. – Al Gore in his heyday – now he was good looking! But I still wouldn’t vote for someone based upon his looks.

          • hmuller June 24, 2024 at 4:52 pm #

            River, did you ever get a good look at Al Gore’s teeth? Utterly hideous.

          • River June 24, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

            hmuller: No, I never noticed! Ha!! – As it happens, back in the day I did vote for him as I had fallen hook, line, and sinker for: CO2 being number one on the ‘most wanted’ list. – These days my view is that it’s mainly the geoengineering which is poisoning our planet. That said, I have to admit that it’s still disappointing for me to know that Gore supports the WEF… Gore’s the only one out of that group that I feel kind of sorry for…

          • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 8:11 am #

            “MEN were the biggest JFK cultists, as I recall.”

            I know you often grasp at straws, but this takes the cake. The “Camelot” lie was packaged and sold directly to fawning women. Dick Nixon was an old fuddy-duddy in a bad suit. JFK and his glamorous young wife, with the perfect family, were the American ideal. Do you think most men of the time, chasing down a shot of Canadian Club with a swig of Hamm’s gave a flying fuck about how John Kennedy looked?

            The truth of the matter is that JFK’s “youthful glow” was jaundice, as his liver failed from all of the pills and booze he was swallowing down. He was pounding anything that walked and pimping out young girls who worked for him to fat old men in positions of power. He and his brother were passing bimbos around like a joint. And that barely scratches the surface.

          • Qwibqwib June 27, 2024 at 2:01 am #

            It turns out people, both male and female, vote largely based on the perceived good looks of the candidates:

            psycnet . apa . org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fh0081881

            smithsonianmag . com/history/how-have-women-voted-suffrage-180975979/

            theconversation . com/how-a-candidates-looks-may-be-swinging-your-vote-without-you-even-realising-it-107364

        • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 11:16 am #

          Gavin Newsom, AKA “Mitt Light”…

          • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 11:40 am #

            He does have a Mitt-like quality to him. Maybe its the hair.

          • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

            Good observation.

          • hmuller June 24, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

            Stalin had great hair. Stalin was also an evil psychopath. History rhymes.

          • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:48 pm #

            Such a simple maxim: “Good hair = Bad man”.

            By that measure, I must have improved substantially over the past 30 years…

      • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

        Don’t you think covid should be long gone by now?

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Nickel, the longer time passes the more and more people are starting to see the disgusting cancer that is plaguing our nation. I haven’t met a soul that actually believes everything is cool and copacetic in our country these days. Most people, however, don’t know what to do about it. And that is our quandary. We all sense it. We all feel it in our guts.

      I am getting post card after post card from the plethora of candidates who are running for Mitt Romney’s Senate seat or for a House seat. All of them say they will “stop Washington” or “balance the Federal Budget and stop the spending” or “fix the border.” When I receive these ads I throw them all in the garbage, immediately, because I know that when these assholes get back to Washington they do exactly what they are told by TPTB or they lose their endorsement and all of the perks that Congress critters enjoy.

      They have lost the faith and confidence of the governed. Amen to their authority.

      • Ron Anselmo June 24, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

        “Most people, however, don’t know what to do about it.” ~ Cankerpuss

        CP – give us more credit – we do know what to do about it. Then, give us no credit for doing it.

        This country is lost, for lack of men doing what they know needs to be done.

        God help our children.

        • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

          And for women who think they can do men’s responsibilities and fail miserably.

          IMHO, humans seem to avoid responsibility whenever possible, just look at our Deep State.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

            Yes, many of our problems accelerated when women left the home, abandoned their role as mothers and became glorified paper pushers for a career.

            Women can’t be or do what fathers do. Daughters need fathers. Sons need fathers. Just as much as they need mothers. The deniers of this turn a blind eye to the woes of society.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

            We need to make them second class citizens again. No voting! No taking a man’s house and kids in divorce.

            They are simply not fit to have power as a group.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

            Jarek, I wouldn’t say they aren’t “fit” to take power as a group. I would say they weren’t “made” to take power as a group. They are too emotionally driven. Too illogical. It is not their biological role.

        • cbeard June 24, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

          This country is lost, for lack of men doing what they know needs to be done.

          That statement is sad but true. I just cannot understand the total indifference to the corruption, useless wars, family disintegration and the open borders which are destroying the native culture of America. It seems everyone is waiting for the crash, which could occur at any moment.

          • River June 24, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

            I think that it’s summed up in Springsteen’s line: ‘I live in the Land of King Dollar – I get paid and my silence passes for honor.’

            Almost no one speaks out against corruption – even local graft – anymore because it’s the ‘pillars of the community’ who are complicit in everything. Someone once told me that when they hear that someone wins an award he thinks, ‘hmmmm… I wonder what he did…’ Ha! –

            When you continually turn the other cheek you become complicit in their graft – exactly what they want. – I choose my battles but am outspoken when I feel that my silence will mean that others will be similarly victimized down the line (and am somewhat ostracized for doing so). – Still, with so much out of our control, that we don’t have a say in – it’s a struggle not to be defined by the one line I like by the Smashing Pumpkins: ‘Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.’

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

          True, Ron. True. I know what needs to be done. I’m just afraid of losing everything I have worked for if I do do it.

          I hope God helps our children.

          • Ron Anselmo June 24, 2024 at 10:52 pm #

            My older son, 21 in 6 days, has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of a much older man. He says if we wait until we have nothing left to lose, to fight, it’s already over – we have to fight now, or we will lose everything. He’s right.

          • Grandpa June 25, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

            Cank, a great many of us know what needs.to be done, and many are willing… the hesitation is because once.we.start, life.as.we’ve known it is over and there’s no going back. That is one of the.things “they” are.counting on. Not one.of us wishes to lose all.we’ve worked.for… but, we are.going.to lose it anyway. Decision time approaches quickly and has nothing to.do.with the.vote. Soon, it shall be “choose today who you will serve”

          • Qwibqwib June 27, 2024 at 2:27 am #

            It’s 11:59 on Radio Free America; this is Uncle Sam, with music, and the truth until dawn. Right now I’ve got a few words for some of our brothers and sisters in the occupied zone: “The chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall“, “John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache”. It’s twelve o’clock, American, another day closer to victory. And for all of you out there, on, or behind the line, this is your song.

            [the Battle Hymn of the Republic begins to play]

      • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

        The government is broken and it cannot be reformed.

        • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

          That may be so, but it doesn’t mean that we won’t have the opportunity to shape destiny.

      • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

        “I haven’t met a soul that actually believes everything is cool and copacetic in our country these days. Most people, however, don’t know what to do about it. And that is our quandary. We all sense it. We all feel it in our guts.” ~ Cankerpuss

        On Saturday, Mark Levin talked about “republicans” busying themselves with trying to protect the Constitution and enforcing the rule of law; whereas the “democrats” viewed both as obstacles which they busied themselves with trying to figure out a way of getting around.

        Around a month ago, I noticed a change in the republican camp, where previously it was like herding cats, and then overnight, their actions started to evolve like military precision.

        Laura Trump was one of his guests, which I had previously known little about, and she discussed the actions they were taking to anticipate and deal with election fraud. The discussion pertaining to this issue was impressive.

        Someone in the republican camp has figured out that in order to win an election against unethical democrats, and work within the rule of law and the intent of the Constitution, that the republicans were going to have to unite and get serious about taking our government back from the radical democrat infestation.

        As I said, about a month ago, I noticed a light at the end of the tunnel, and I suspect that Laura Trump is in on it up to her elbows.

        • ezinmn June 24, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

          We shall see TPTB – I agree that the RNC has changed for the better with Lara Trump and Michael Watley at the helm.

          There are still a lot of bad Republicans trying to undermine their effort so as to perpetuate the uniparty within DC. Take MN’s Tom Emmer, for example. He is the GOP whip and runs his own national fundraising outfit. He is pouring money into a congressional district race to support his carpetbagging candidate, going up against a guy, my son-in-law, who received 75% of the elected delegate vote.

          Why is Emmer doing this? So he can control a puppet if his guy gets elected. He hurts the Republican party by giving the middle finger to the base.

          • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

            Like you, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but this is the first glimmer of representation in a long time.

            Trump is rough around the edges (but I suspect nothing out of the ordinary for NY), but at this point, I can’t imagine anyone better to deal with the swamp.

            At this point, if “Trump” were to spell-out the DC grifing in detail, would this be enough to cripple “bad Republicans” and guys like Emmer?

          • beantownbill. June 24, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

            Well, ez, I wish your SIL well and am rooting for him to win.

    • Merkwurdiglieb June 24, 2024 at 10:41 am #

      “The people who cheered this great harm are all on death row and they know it.”

      It may be inhuman to say this but, after a lifetime of psychological abuse and more recent gaslighting and overt manipulation, I say Fuck ’em. They get what they deserve. They didn’t think twice about burying me with their deception, thus I have no mercy for them, nor for the Deep State actors heading for execution.

      • NickelthroweR June 24, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        Greetings,

        I can forgive the people who were acting in good faith when it comes to Covid. The elderly had a psyop run on them that would make Bernays and Goebbels blush. I saw this with my frightened parents who are not internet savvy, believe what is on television, and have immense respect for doctors. Of course, this attitude resulted in my father losing the ability to speak and my mother’s death but I can forgive them for believing the “authorities” over their tinfoil-wearing conspiracy-minded son.

        The ones I have no compassion for are the ones who went along with all of this so that they wouldn’t have to go to work or pay their bills. They went along with all of it, not out of any sense of decency or a belief that they were doing the right thing but from the position of perceived power – they relished in telling others to cover their faces while demanding that anyone not listening to their mandates be denied access to grocery stores. They seal clapped for the closure of schools, parks, and even the beach. They felt so smug watching the late-night talking heads mock us for standing up for our human rights.

        Now that they are dropping like flies, I say “fuck ’em” as well but I also go out of my way to make sure that they know that I give zero fucks about the situation they put themselves in. After all, they demonized the doctors who tried to do the right thing and now that cancer and heart disease are coming for them, there is no one left to stand up and help.

        I have no sympathy for the Devil.

        • Merkwurdiglieb June 24, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          Nickel, I amend my position based on your response. Sympathies for your parents, and those of others, but not for the devil.

          I would also add elsysianfield that I believe it’s going to get much, much darker. I agree with Martin Armstrong. The West needs war because of its extreme debt levels. Provoking a nuclear confrontation will enable it to justify defaulting on its debt and also reduce its respective populations. Thus, despite the apparent insanity of admitting so many illegal immigrants across the border and fast tracking them to citizenship, it will actually provide the military a fresh supply of cannon fodder to achieve the objective of culling the herd. Watch for it. Millions granted quick citizenship suddenly conscripted into a lost cause against a superior enemy. It’ll make D-Day look tame in comparison.

        • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

          I believe autoimmune disorders are the long term killers.

        • Ron Anselmo June 24, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

          “I saw this with my frightened parents who are not internet savvy, believe what is on television, and have immense respect for doctors. Of course, this attitude resulted in my father losing the ability to speak and my mother’s death but I can forgive them for believing the “authorities” over their tinfoil-wearing conspiracy-minded son.”

          Nickel – this is my exact same story. My mother, had mild dementia, but was immobilized after her shots, and died in December 2022.

          I’m losing my father day by day, right before my eyes, to “vaccine” induced and accelerated Alzheimer’s – unknown prior to the shots.

          A piss-poor Sicilian immigrant from a broken home, rising on merit to become a highly respected, successful lawyer and live the American Dream.

          He worked his ass off, would do anything for his family, did all the right things, was generous and sympathetic to those in need, still believed in this country and believed the “authorities”.

          Add other family and friends who’ve succumbed to the “vaccines” – all acting in good faith – I agree and can forgive them.

          The others? Hell has a special place for them.

          • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

            Yes, Ron Anselmo – those “others” like my sister the nurse who specializes in not being able to think critically and urged my now dead mother and brother to take the death shot – I have no doubt they are going to spend eternity chained to the toilet in hell.

            Somehow that’s little consolation.

            I have not heard from my vaxxed and boosted sister for awhile. Perhaps I should inquire as to her health but I just can’t bring myself to give a damn. People like her do not believe there is any consequence for their actions.

            Prayers for your dad. Prayers for you. Nobody said this would be easy.

          • Ron Anselmo June 24, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

            Thank you, C.O.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 24, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

            Ron and C.O., I’m in the same boat as well. My folks didn’t push hard, but they both expressed concern that I didn’t have my family vaccinated in 2020/2021. My dad died of stroke this past December, and now we are caring for my mom with mild dementia (now officially diagnosed by a series of scans and test by Mayo as Alzheimer’s-caused).

            Not sure if it was the vaccines, but my guess is they did not help.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

            Sorry to hear about your father, Ron. I lost my Father 19 years ago at the young age of 31 due to a botched medical procedure to remove a brain tumor. Oh how I miss that man. I had 31 years with him and I wish I had more. He was not a man who, by the world’s standards of success, was very successful. But he had wisdom. Lots of it. I often wonder what he would be saying about conditions today?

            Try to enjoy your father as much as you can while he is still with you. It’s so hard to lose them.

          • Ron Anselmo June 25, 2024 at 7:10 am #

            Thanks Cankerpuss.

      • cbeard June 24, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        That is the problem. There will be no, none, zero deep state actors headed for execution. Not even a slap on the wrist. They may get a huge financial bonus for what they have done.

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:43 pm #

          There never is. Americans have a memory retention on par with that of a 5 year old child.

        • River June 24, 2024 at 4:53 pm #

          Those who were brainwashed (and it’s been described as military grade entrainment) can be forgiven.

          Those who operated with malevolent intent need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law though, I, too, will be surprised if this actually happens.

        • Qwibqwib June 27, 2024 at 2:40 am #

          MARK MY WORDS…They will drown in their bunkers…

    • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      Nickel,
      Damn! That is one of the darkest posts I’ve seen on this site.

      • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

        I agree with Nickel. My smug-ass sister echoed Donald Trump in criticizing the governor of Georgia for lifting the lockdown too early.

        She said the lockdown was saving lives and that I was living in an alternate reality for believing the vax was anything but a life saving miracle.

        As I mentioned, I haven’t heard from her in awhile…

    • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

      NickelthroweR, so much in those four paragraphs. From my perspective (and experience) it’s a summary of sorts.

      It’s not a good place.

    • jgalt June 24, 2024 at 5:36 pm #

      And retribution is coming for Pfizer and Moderna, as the Kansas AG has filed a suit for punitive damages, which the immunity granted the drug pushers does not cover. As I have been saying, the damages against them, and likely many more, including hospitals and medical staffs, would be in the hundreds of billions of $, possibly trillions. Before it gets to that point, look for a law firm tied to the pharmaceutical industry or the government to file for class action status and settle for pennies on the dollar. In typical grifting fashion, they are granted millions in legal fees for saving the perpetrators of the deadly scam most of their billions. This is a time tested method of protecting criminal corporations which most federal judges adopt while disregarding fairness to the injured parties, no matter how numerous. In fact, any funds left from the settlement that are not distributed to injured parties are returned to the defendants.

      • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

        In a just world, Pfizer, Moderna and any other companies that bellied up to the covid shot bar should be liquidated with all proceeds going to victims of the shots and families of victims. This includes CEOs – all “C-level executives.”

        Fauci, Birx and the rest of the bureaucratic pseudo-scientists who pushed this crime against humanity should be stripped of their assets and given life imprisonment with no chance of parole.

        Every boss who mandated shots, every broadcaster (Cuomo, Lemon, Kimmel et al.) who ran their well-paid mouths advocating shunning of the unvaxed should have their assets stripped and sold in the same manner as the corporations who employed them.

        None of that will ever happen with either of the deep state puppets putting on Thursday night’s show.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 26, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

          C.O., what alternatives would you suggest?

          Realistic ones, this whole country, along with just about all the other polities on the planet, is a dumpster fire.

          Dumpster fires are dangerous, one never knows what’s burning inside the dumpster.

          Reframing the question: How do we get out of this disaster?

          • C.O.Jones June 26, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

            @ Not_GeorgeT

            Alternatives? If the people behind the Covid scam are not held accountable for their crimes against humanity, I recommend putting our heads between our legs and kissing our asses goodbye.

            For more answers to your question, I sincerely recommend going to:

            aitch tee tee pee colon slash slash dub dub dub dot therealdebate dot com tomorrow evening at 9 pm eastern.

            Or we can keep doing what we’ve been doing. It’s worked out pretty well so far, right?

  6. rudyspeaks June 24, 2024 at 9:48 am #

    “Considering “Joe Biden’s” cratering poll numbers, it looks like the public is tired of this incessant lying and is fixing to vote his regime out of office.” No, sorry. They will vote out this year’s sock-puppet of criminals & vote in the OTHER sock-puppet. One oligarchy with 2 obedient sock-puppets. (And no one hates the current, post Clinton, DNC more than those of us who were raised in a “New Deal” Democratic household, believing (probably erroneously) that we opposed wars & war spending, censorship and racial division…and were FOR Labor! Have you seen that party recently?)

    • mary.m June 24, 2024 at 10:22 am #

      Yup.

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:50 am #

      Nope.

      The real deal, the Left saw what was coming. The ascent of the minorities, the Darks, the Have-nots and their dominance of the ballot box. If it were not for the damage the Obama Left has done to the Rust Belt, they would be in uni-party control right now. The white working man the heart of the 20th century DNC, has been demeaned and ostracized by the Left. The same thing for women, abortion and #metoo have been the weapons of the Left with women.

      Look at the demographics today of the voting booth. MAGA is men, White, conservative women, working whites, the few that are left, and folks that have capital to protect. The Left today are have-nots, grifters, gimmes and Karens.

      It is really scary that the split is 50-50.

    • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

      Civil war can be averted if they let us leave peacefully. They won’t. Same as last time. This time the slaves are White and are seeking their lost rights.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

        These people aren’t peaceful. They try to talk a nice story, their actions betray their real intent.

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        In terms of world populations, white people aren’t only slaves, we are a vast MINORITY. I’m sick of being referred to as being part of the majority. Not even close.

      • Grandpa June 25, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

        Jarek, civil war can be averted – just maybe – if “they” leave peacefully. We built this place, and it is ours. I know there’s some disagreement from some over who built or owns what. Doesn’t matter, they won’t leave, peacefully or otherwise. Get ready to fight.

  7. sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 9:58 am #

    The left has almost total control of every institution and most lower courts…..The SC is the Hail Mary for the most part and liberals are presently busy delegitimizing the group and water down it’s authority…unless of course they rule in their favor…..

    The last piece of the puzzle for total control is free speech and to stop us from any meaningful discord….the real clusterfuk is coming soon…..

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      But the SC can only make rulings. They enforce nothing. Supremes told Biden he can’t forgive student loans and spend the money to do so. Biden did it anyway.

      Such is the way in a lawless Country with an apathetic citizenry.

      • mary.m June 24, 2024 at 10:29 am #

        No he didn’t. The only loan forgiveness is the same as before: fulltime work for 10 years in specific public institutions (eg healthcare provider public hospital or school teacher in public school) or been in the income based repayment program for 25 years.

        • Lyndy33 June 24, 2024 at 10:46 am #

          I have read on X people saying “Thank you Mr President for taking away my collage debt.” Is that some sort of Bot responce? Could very well be. Though X is dedicated to ‘free speech’ it is also available to propaganda.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 11:00 am #

          That’s a fact, mary, but Biden himself has been claiming he did what the Supreme Court told him he couldn’t.

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

          Interesting. This morning the radio show I was listening to reported that the national deficit has ballooned because of Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.

          So, somewhere out there something is going on when it comes to student loans.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            Student loans turned into a wealth transfer to universities, colleges, and those who, by association, were all feeding at the trough. They were and are a funding source for what many now term ‘woke’.

            I had some loans for undergrad, paid them off in less than six years.

            I worked a paying job the whole time.

            Grad school was pay as I went.

            I worked a paying job the whole time.

            This doesn’t seem to happen much, if at all, in the current higher education world.

            Most people don’t really need the degree. It is degree creep in many occupations, followed by, and further enabling, the wealth transfer.

            Bloated salaries of largely unnecessary faculty and staff are enabled bythe loans.

            Do they care if the student borrowers can pay back the loans?

            I say ‘no’, further, I say it doesn’t enter their thoughts.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:20 pm #

            Not George T:

            I borrowed a total of $15,000 for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Paid them off in full a few years after graduating.

            I worked full time as I went to college.

            I worked three full time jobs during the summers (days, evenings and weekends).

            It makes my eyes bleed to hear about these younger people having their loans for their liberal arts and gender studies degrees forgiven and repaid by me, you and everyone else who had to fund their own educations.

            Our “representatives” don’t give a damn.

      • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

        That’s about it. When the court rules against us, we’re expected to obey its edicts, but democrats have no such compunctions. And you’re right, the hoi polloi do not care.

      • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 7:39 am #

        ALL of these problems everyone is writing about will vanish away into nothing after the mass starvation begins in earnest. Only after the USA has suddenly lost at least 1/2 its population to starvation and disease will the other half even consider the possibility of returning to the real world and becoming sane again. A well fed person has many many problems. A starving and dying person or nation for that matter only has one problem and life gets much simpler.

  8. JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:01 am #

    JHK, thanks for the synopsis on the SCOTUS activity.

    It is obvious they are the only thing between the Constitution and having it re-written by a Leftist uniparty SCOTUS. Can you even imagine what would be going on if Mc Connell had not blocked Merrick Garland from the Court?

    I think the intelligence agencies should be re-named;

    CIA. KGB

    FBI Gestapo

    It is unbelievable what the Left has been able to do in this country, turning it nearly into the equivalent of the USSR.

    I will be watching the debate until I get nauseous. Watching the machinations of the CNN moderators should give JHK and us something to talk about on Friday.

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:19 am #

      JohnAZ, the Constitution of 1789 was overthrown by the Lincoln Administration in his war against the southern states to maintain the tarriff based Federal budget.

      Today that document is nothing more that really old, fragile BUTT FODDER.

      I will not waste a second of my life on the debate. 4 years ago I tried to watch but I couldn’t take the moderators arguing with the President. The amount of disrespect shown towards that position disgusted and offended me. I will NOT partake of yet another shit show debate.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:34 am #

        I hear you, I do not expect to watch the whole thing. I think the tone will be set in 5 minutes or so.

      • Yirgach June 24, 2024 at 11:49 am #

        By waiting you’ll get to see the slo-mo highlights of the juice crash and the resulting clean-up in Aisle 2.

    • cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Turn the debate into a drinking game. Every time Biden says “Come on man!” take a swig!

  9. Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:10 am #

    “Considering “Joe Biden’s” cratering poll numbers, it looks like the public is tired of this incessant lying and is fixing to vote his regime out of office.”

    I disagree, Jim. I don’t know how many times I have seen poll after poll that indicate one thing and the election yields a totally different outcome. The fact of the matter is the Democrats control the vote counters in the critical swing states and in the big blue cities where the majority populations reside. States like Utah and Missouri don’t mean diddly to these people.

    Even if SCOTUS comes out with some monumental rulings we know the Biden Administration won’t listen to them. Biden is still paying off student loans for the morons who went to college to get “lesbian dance” degrees. This, by they way, has made a nice increase in the National deficit. But, Biden did it anyway, even after SCOTUS told him he didn’t have the authority.

    The government is out of control. The people either don’t care or they don’t know what to do about it.

    We are in an awful situation and it isn’t a situation that the government is going to be able to resolve. It’s become too large, to hungry, to insatiable to satisfy and it certainly won’t take any actions to correct itself. What do we do when both the government and the people aren’t willing to correct their mistakes and correct the issue?

    I don’t know. That’s the unknown.

    Thanks for write up yet again. I love Monday and Friday mornings.

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:20 am #

      The latest Fox national poll had Biden up with two % points, 50-48%, even with all the negative numbers around it. trump noticed and nailed Fox for the poll, but what if it is real and things are swinging already as the election is being shaped?

      I agree with you, think about the statistics always saying +/- 4 points error on the polls. The elections are being decided by less than that, polls are worthless, other than trends.

      • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        John,
        I remember the 1980 Reagan Landslide, winning all but 49 electoral votes.

        The night before the election, the TeeVee said that it was neck to neck….a toss up.

      • tlauria June 24, 2024 at 11:42 am #

        Martin Armstrong says Biden’s number is about 8%.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

          At this point, Martin Armstrong is looking like a generous person. I wonder what his current take is.

      • ezinmn June 24, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

        A few days after the Fox poll, Rasmussen had Trump up 9pts. I don’t trust Fox at all.

      • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:04 pm #

        I think the “polls” are published simply to shape our expectations. Was anyone really polled? How many? Who? How were they chosen? What were they asked? How were the responses scored? We aren’t told any of that. We are just told who is up and who is down.

        The “polls” are published to provide direction for the “news stories” that are shoved in our faces by the MSM. It’s all to build and support the Narrative. Polls are worthless, other than to shape our perception.

    • neurodoc June 24, 2024 at 11:29 am #

      Canker: I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of amerika’s situation. Voting is a fools game, as the dems will simply steal the next and the next election (communists never leave power voluntarily; they have to be shot, historically speaking). The courts aren’t going to solve anything, as they are corrupt to the core, from counties up to SCOTUS. And, congress, a pathetic bunch of grifters whose only goal is to line their own pockets via insider trading, and ‘gifts’ from lobbyists, are not about to do anything that changes the system that rewards themselves (since when to people act against their own self interests?). So, how do ‘we the people’ stop being slaves and getting financially butt fucked on a regular basis?

      ? Secession? Cartridge box?

      Oh, and that reminds me: The so called ‘sleeping prophet,’ Edgar Cayce, stated that “Russia would be a savior to America.’ Perhaps Rus nukes targeted to the correct cities and elite bunker sites would do the trick. Then we start all over again and try not to worship and elect psychopaths to office next time around.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

        Extend that a scosh Neurodoc, BRICS++++++ may be the savior for the Red state in the USA.

        Think, where does Trump, in his desired state, fit in better, with the WEF or BRICS+++++++?

        • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 8:21 pm #

          WEF, like his daughter and most likely his soon to be announced running mate.

      • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

        Edgar Cayce also claimed that there is a secret chamber under the front paws of the Sphinx. Turns out there is! Although I don’t think it’s been accessed yet. He may have been on to something.

        But Russia saving America… (America or the US? Not necessarily the same thing…) Maybe he saw a newspaper article from September 2024 which cried out in bold all caps: “RUSSIA-SUPPORTED WHITE NATIONALISTS ASSASSINATE VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS!!’. Can’t blame Cayce if he fell for it, the press was a respected source of information in his day.

    • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

      They don’t care AND they don’t know what to do about it. I’m hard pressed to find anything of import that the average American cares about other than: 1) abortion; 2) gay rights; 3) climate change; 4) DIE, and of course how their favorite sports team performed and what’s for supper. That’s the American electorate.

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

        You forgot 5) the TEEVEE and 6) where their next orgasm is going to come from.

  10. Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 10:10 am #

    Brilliant selection for the opening quote.

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    • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

      Yes, very much to the point. As was the other way a few times ago about how traditional Leftism has some interesting points, but was ultimately wrong. Attn Paula!

  11. GreenAlba June 24, 2024 at 10:12 am #

    Here it comes …

    “… here it comes. Here comes your 19th nervous breakdown …”

    First thing that came into my head. Must be my age.

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:25 am #

      GA

      The only choice I can see for the future is to hand it off to the Creator. He has ultimate control even if He chooses not to exert it. Once in a great while, He does. Each of us is a serf in the eyes of the Elite and governments have sculpted us into the lemmings we have become. Even in Revelation, God (Jesus) identifies the “enemy” as the Kings of the earth leading Babylon to destruction. That is a good concise description of government. God will prevail.

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 10:38 am #

        JohnAZ, excellent point. I passed your suggestion years ago when I came to a stark realization that I am a slave to a system that I had no say in designing. I was born into slavery and I will die into slavery. Some things just cannot be changed.

        I believe we are sent here to see how we will respond to the challenges that are presented to us. At that point all you can do is put your life into God’s hands and just do the best you can with what you have.

        All empires fall. All kings die. All tyrants grow old. The same will happen to the USA and the fuckers in power now. All I can control is how I respond to all of it. I can sit and wring my hands until they are red and raw in worry and concern. Or, I can focus on the things that give me joy. My garden. My family. My Camaro. My dog. Simple things.

        • C.O.Jones June 24, 2024 at 8:30 pm #

          The reason we are about to go to war with Russia is that TPTB have bankrupted the USA.

          @ JohnAZ and Cankerpuss – you are precisely on target. What can we do about it?

          Matthew 24:13 states “but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.”

          We have front row seats. My prayer is that I be found doing what I’m supposed to be doing when Jesus returns.

          Keep praying – we’re almost home. Yes, God wins.

      • OG June 24, 2024 at 10:40 am #

        Except for Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo though, right?

        • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:20 am #

          To quote Biden in 2020:

          “Oh, just shut up, man.”

          • OG June 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

            Why not simply answer my question?

            I know why. We all do.

      • Groundhog June 24, 2024 at 11:06 am #

        ” He has ultimate control even if He chooses not to exert it. Once in a great while, He does”

        Judging by the latest information we have about the size of the universe, God might be a very busy man. After all, it is quite likely there are other planets out there with living creatures on them like ourselves that also need attention and a bit of work. Or imagine this, on planet Zeus in another galaxy right now, another version of Jesus is saving another version of humanity. Yeah! Let’s say, what if God is very focused right now on another torture/sacrifice scene that’s being planned on Zeus and God is very busy over there getting everything in place for that.

        But what’s this? God is hearing a chorus of prayer petitions coming from planet earth, a place God assumed He’d fixed 2000 years ago. But no! God has to turn His gaze upon earth and discovers that the earthlings have a huge squabble going on and are pointing nuclear tipped missiles at each other, getting ready and doing practice drills for mutual suicide.

        Jehovah has always had anger management issues and once He nearly exterminated all the earthlings by drowning. When Jehovah is awakened from His sleep and decides to begin “smiting” – Watch Out! Unfortunately, His wrath is clumsy and crude. Jehovah’s methods are like the WWII Allied bombing raids on Germany. He blew up Sodom and Gomorrah and knocked down the walls of Jericho while disregarding any innocent children, women, slaves, or family pets that got in the way. My guess is that God has an impossibly huge universe to manage and just doesn’t have the time to micromanage all the “smiting” He must do to keep us all in line.

        What if this time God thinks to Himself this time, it’s those humans again! Every time I leave them alone for a while something like this happens! Now they’re all mad about something and want to blow themselves up. After all the work I did and pain I went through sacrificing myself to myself just to give ’em some help – then they turn around and do something like this at the worst possible time!

        So what if God says this time “well, to hell with the earthlings! They made this mess and they can figure it out on their own. If they are so miserable they desire self immolation to end it all, then hey earthlings! Knock yourselves out! Destroy everything you’ve worked for and turn the clock backwards a 1000 years. I made a mistake creating y’all and I’m tired of your bullshit!
        Grow up or go away!”

        • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          To answer your opening,

          God is the Universe. He is everything.

          “So what if”?

          Revelation, the final chance. You make the second judgement, everything is copacetic.

          “Go away”? Ouch!

          • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:31 am #

            One more. You mention the power of God dealing with humans.

            God has the power of gigantic stars and black holes times trillions.

            WW2 bombing raids? Did you see my post in Friday’s blog about the Shroud of Turin, its image being created like the shadows at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

            We fear nukes, rightfully so, He uses them as tools to deal with humans. or floods, or famine, or plagues. In the Bible, God’s Wrath is mentioned many many times.

            I think Mannkind deserves much of it.

          • GreenAlba June 24, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

            Methinks our Groundhog doth protest too much. Probably a Damascene conversion on the cards not too far into the future.:)

            “‘All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.’

            Schopenhauer

        • Uncle Abraham June 24, 2024 at 11:42 am #

          God is in full control, period, no lapses. “Truly You are a God Who hides Himself.” So you don’t see it, Groundhog – all you see is your shadow.

          • Groundhog June 24, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

            Abe wrote: ” So you don’t see it, Groundhog” and “a God Who hides Himself”.

            Well, it seems Moses wanted to see God and instead all he got to see was God’s butt. God didn’t let him see any more than that. Maybe God has a weird sense of humor like the King of Comedy guy in here? Yes, Moses got mooned. Look it up. Ok, so you jump on me here and are critical because I “don’t see it”. Well shucks, if all Moses got to see was God’s ass then how far is some ordinary infidel like me gonna get as far as seeing God?

            You’re not being fair.

        • R Montanari June 24, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

          Groundhog, you have successfully created God in your own image and likeness.
          Everything we need to know about Him has been revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
          Proverbs 3:25, “Do not fear the the sudden terror, or the holocaust of the wicked when it comes”.
          Isaiah 46:4, ” Even till your seniority, I remain unchanged; and even to your ripe old age, I shall endure. I created you and I shall bear you; I shall endure and rescue “.
          Psalms 92:6-7, ” A good cannot know, nor can a fool understand this: when the wicked bloom like grass, and all the doers of iniquity blossom – it is to destroy them till eternity .”
          Ignore the Scriptures at your own risk! 3336 years ago, Moses received the Ten Commandments. The people who claim it as their history are alive and thriving this day.

          • R Montanari June 24, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            correction, a boor cannot know, not a good.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

            God is a large, angry Jewish man who looks like Uncle Abe according to Uncle Abe and John Az.

          • Groundhog June 24, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

            @ R Montanari

            You’ve copy/pasted in some verses from some very popular Old Testament books.

            Persons interested in what the Old Testament originally said – can learn much from Rabbi Tovia Singer on you tube. He discusses and teaches history from the orthodox Jewish perspective. He carefully documents and show how early Christians tampered with and altered Hebrew text in the original Hebrew scriptures – altered and changed to make it appear to support and contain prophecies about the coming Jesus. Those early Christians rewrote text to make Jesus appear in the Old Testament when no such thing was implied by those ancient Jewish authors. The new testament takes verses out of context to make the argument that Jesus was being referred to in the Old Testament.

            To Rabbi Singer, arguments about Jesus are just as ridiculous as arguments about Batman and Casper the Friendly Ghost. The arguments are about mythical characters who lived mythical lives. Jews who know their ancient scriptures in detail and at face value have no reason to believe the Jesus fables. No doubt there was a real historical character of the time named Jesus who made a name for himself. He ran afoul of Roman authorities during his first visit to Jerusalem and got himself crucified. That’s not the messiah Judaism was expecting then, and they aren’t expecting that now either. The Hebrew scriptures describe a different messiah from the one handed us by the Hellenized Jews, people like Paul. The Jesus figure of popular legend in the New Testament shares much in common with earlier popular Greco-Roman deities. The Jews weren’t receptive to a new hybrid religion combining Judaism with Greek paganism. They simply didn’t believe the stories, didn’t believe the preaching. Didn’t believe in human/God hybrids like Jesus that was both human and divine. Romans were more interested in such stories, after all, they were familiar with similar religious tales about great figures.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

            The Old Testament contains miracles, most prominently the miracles of Moses. Orthodox Jews believe in these, Hog.

            But by all means, feel free to convert. Whether they want you is another story…..

          • messianicdruid June 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

            “The Hebrew scriptures describe a different messiah from the one handed us by the Hellenized Jews, people like Paul.”

            Tell us about him.

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

          Groundhog, I do not believe God would say “to hell with the earthlings!” I do believe, however, that he would say “I’m trying but they just won’t listen to me. What more can I do other than take away their free agency?”

          That’s assuming there is a God out there somewhere in the cosmos that is concerned with the goings on of humanity here on our tiny blue marble.

        • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:29 pm #

          “After all, it is quite likely there are other planets out there with living creatures on them like ourselves that also need attention and a bit of work.”

          I’m not so sure of that. When you consider all of the events that had to happen at just the right time for humans to emerge on this planet, as well as all of the things that have to be present is just the right proportions for live to even be possible, as well as the fact that we don’t even know how life came about in the first place – I think it is quite possible that this planet, and especially us humans, are unique in the Universe.

          • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 7:49 am #

            Blackbird says:

            ” I think it is quite possible that this planet, and especially us humans, are unique in the Universe.”

            If what you just wrote is true, and we unique humans are destroying an utterly unique planet because of our boundless stupidity and primitive tribal behavior, then the sheer enormity of our crimes is mind boggling. Our collective idiocy is more mind boggling than the enormity of the universe itself. It seems that a special place in hell should be reserved for the destroyers of such a unique and special planet as ours.

        • Grandpa June 25, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

          “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time.” Some of “them” decided to take the sign of the Lord’s promise, and corrupted it to represent the very thing He calls abhorrent and an abomination. And when we think of nukes… yeah, won’t be water but fire this time…

          • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

            Nice God you have there! What’s his name? Thor? Well we be Thor when God is done with us?

    • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      Jagger is Potatoheads age ( only 6 months his junior) and currently on a USA tour. I haven’t read anything about Mick forgetting lines or falling off the stage. Age is just a number. Joe has dementia and his handlers are elder abusers..

      • Lyndy33 June 24, 2024 at 10:57 am #

        I’m 10 years Potatoheads senior and haven’t fallen yet, don’t slur my words and know which way to go on the golf course..

        • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

          It’s like the movie The Leech Woman, where she has to keep taking the drug to remain young, but every time she uses it, when it wears off and she ages again, she’s older than she was before. That’s what they’re doing to Biden every time they dope him up with something.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

            Do you think women create life? Without men?

      • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

        He looks a lot like Macron’s wife. Could he be living a double life?

      • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

        “Age is just a number.” That’s what old guys say to young girls. In Jagger’s case they’ll overlook his lies due to his fame and his wealth. Other old guys – well doing the same thing over and over again has got to work out sometime – right?

    • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 11:26 am #

      Alba,
      …What a drag is is to get old…;

      • GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 11:10 am #

        AF – Isn’t the standard reply to that kind of comment that it’s better than the alternative? Although that would depend on one’s imagined alternative, I suppose.

        • GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 11:10 am #

          EF, not AF.

        • elysianfield June 25, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

          Alba,
          Indeed. I was just paraphrasing Saint Mick….

          • GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

            Oh right, sorry. I wasn’t a fan so I’m not familiar enough with all their lyrics!

    • Alfred June 24, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      Another Covid-19 Lockdown (Song Parody)

      Well it sorta, kinda hails from China’s Wuhan grocery
      From a bowl of bat broth, jumped out a bad cough, that dropped us to our knees
      Ostensibly, the CCP, says, “there’s nothing to see here.”
      But I can ‘t hide the fear inside that it’s bio-engineered.

      You better stop, and get inside
      Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
      Another Covid Nineteen Lockdown

      The election’s done, and now we gotta run, because the fix is fully in
      The leftists think Trump’s moving out, and Joe Biden’s moving in.
      Well it seems to me democracy’s been on hold these past four years
      Libs tried and tried to orangecide the sum of all their fears

      You better stop, and get inside
      Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
      Another Covid Nineteen Lockdown

      Don’t you complain, the libs went insane
      Well Kam-a-la Harris and China Joe
      Are gonna make black live’s matter mo’, I can’t breathe…

      Can’t go to school, without a mask you fool, the virus is unkind
      And while you’re out of work you jerk, we’re gonna rob you blind
      For our next trick, we’ll make you sick with penalties and fines
      And after a while, you’ll realize we’ve disarranged your mind.

      You better stop, and get inside
      Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
      Another Covid Nineteen Lockdown

      Intro

      Don’t you complain, the libs went insane
      Well kam-a-la Harris and China Joe
      Are gonna make black live’s matter mo’, A – O – C

      When you were a child you were treated kind, but your mom didn’t let you know
      That what you tend to reap in life, depends on what you sew.
      Antifa who inspires you with militant attacks
      Won’t testify they told you lies, they’ll only turn their backs.

      You better stop, and get inside
      Here it comes – (Another covid-nineteen lockdown – repeat fade)

      • Merkwurdiglieb June 24, 2024 at 11:58 am #

        Fuckin brilliant Alfred!

        • Alfred June 24, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

          Thanks…

          h-t-t-p-s://rumble.com/vly59t-another-covid-19-lockdown.html

      • crudgemudgeon June 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        Alfred, Wow! You did that? Clever.

        • Alfred June 24, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

          Thanks. Yes – this stuff writes itself.

      • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

        Great stuff, Alfred.

    • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

      “Oh, who’s to blame? That girl’s just insane.”

      Yep, that would fit right in on here.

  12. benr June 24, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    My gas bill is beginning to look like my grocery bill.
    My grocery bill is looking like my old costco bill which now looks like my mortgage bill.

    This trend started right after Obama was installed but it rocketed up after they put mash potato brains Biden in the Whitehouse.

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Benr

      Have you seen the lease rates for the latest EVs? It is a large mortgage payment 50 years ago.

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

        Doesn’t matter, JohnAZ. The restaurants are still full. The lines at Walmart are as long as they ever are. People are still going to Hawaii. Lines and Disneyland and Disneyworld are long.

        People still have plenty of money to spend.

    • OG June 24, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      Clearly issuing $26,000,000,000 in new debt (i.e. “money”) to just give to Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is inflationary. D’uh.

      • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 10:42 am #

        Israel creating fake dollars to send to Israel.

    • cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 10:46 am #

      If Trump wins later this year, if he managed to overcome all the lawfare and cheating that are being thrown at him, that gives us another good 4 years to prepare some more. After that it is game over.

      • jgalt June 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm #

        Good and thoughtful observation. Unfortunately, there will be constant destruction and assaults beginning this summer and lasting through the election, if held, by antifa, blm, and the millions of invading illegals. All of this is planned by the Demoncraps, who will disrupt any Trump agenda, even worse than his first Presidency. If we can dodge, or avoid, the destruction and assaults, preparations need to be made because the left will never cease their satanic and corrupt ways. A miracle is needed for the U.S. to survive. They are trying hard to provoke a civil war, so if you are not armed and trained, what are you waiting for?

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 11:00 am #

      So true, Benr, but, I work in land development and let me tell you. People are still buying $700,000.00 homes. These people are still able to buy $90,000 pick up trucks and pull a $120,000.00 fifth wheel with a $60,000 toy hauler and two $50,000.00 side by side UTVs. Then they are still going to Hawaii for two week vacations.

      Seems to me that people are still doing just fine financially.

      • Socrates-Detroit June 24, 2024 at 11:08 am #

        @Canker

        I have the same observation–but not the same conclusions.

        Some of them may actually be doing fine. I’d say most of them APPEAR to be doing fine. However, IMO, most are either:

        A. financially ignorant

        B. much more comfortable with debt than you or I

        C. “Lucky”. They have had steady work their whole lives, and have been able to “live the American dream” on borrowed money without defaulting, so they they don’t worry. Perhaps they’ve never been laid off or fired, or been sidelined by an accident, natural disaster, or health issue. Which takes us back to “A”.

        D. A few are none of the above: they inherited some money in the past 20 year. That does happen. I’ve been told by realtors here in metro Detroit that quite a few house are bought cash by retirees for their kids, for example. But that’s not common.

      • BackRowHeckler June 24, 2024 at 11:37 am #

        Good points Cankerpuss. Stelmo was just mentioning that today, $2 million houses on Nantucket selling in just a few days.

        • sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 11:59 am #

          Inflation is great for many in fact it’s the whole idea of wealth creation…I know in my town the busiest restaurants are the high end…..the 400 $$$ steak is alive and well…..

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            Inflation is good for government as well. As prices go up so does the amount of sales tax collected.

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:46 pm #

            Inflate away the debt while destroying peoples savings.
            Inflation is bad and stagflation is worse.
            We seem to be on the brink of both.

        • Socrates-Detroit June 24, 2024 at 4:53 pm #

          @sadlycdn

          Inflation is NOT great for MOST!!!!

          Inflation is good for those “in the know”, or those whose positions or professions allow them to benefit from “writing next week’s headline”.

          For the vast majority of people, and even more importantly, for society, inflation is toxic.

          Here is what John Maynard Keynes said/wrote about it

          (I dislike Keynes, as I believe he conjured a lot of “fake economics” at the behest of his globalist patrons. Much like Fauci conjured “fake science” at the behest of globalists. Still, Keynes was a smart man, and one can learn something from the following quote)

          “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security but [also] at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth….

          and here is the kicker!!!

          “…Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which NOT ONE MAN IN A MILLION is able to diagnose.”

          Inflation is caused by fiat currency, too much of it. A sure-fire way to have too much of it is for government to get into debt. And the quickest and biggest way increase spending and debt is military expenditures and war.

          The US (and by extension Canada) had the ILLUSION of having tamed inflation during my adult life because wages of US workers stayed relatively static; also, the US had tens of millions of illegals willing to work long and hard for less, and from the 90s until Trump Administration, as China and Asia and Mexico came on-line, even more than Japan and Korea before it, the price of manufactured goods in dollar terms stayed constant or even dropped.

          These “gimmes” are gone.

          (We also had the fracking “miracle”. I’m inclined to agree with Kunstler that, it will end rather quickly and abruptly (but it has put a ceiling on price rises in the always volatile oil and gas sector). Others seem to think fracking will continue to produce oil/gas for decades).

          But inflation never went away. The cost of housing long-term has risen sharply; the cost of health care and elder car has consistently risen sharply; the cost of utilities, consistently risen.

          The underlying pressure of increasing prices has pretty much always been there; the idiotic COVID lockdowns of 2020 (who was President then?) took off the lid.

          The idiotic sanctions on Russia have scrambled global markets and interfered with their efficient operating patterns (Russian energy to Europe is not being directed to China, India and others), which leads to REAL price increases, even in a world without fiat currency.

          Stealing Russian financial assets also disincentivizes foreigners from buying US assets in general, and US government debt in particular. China’s holding of treasury debt have gone from $1.3 trillion to $775 billion and dropping.

          In April, not widely reported, the US Treasury announced it would begin to repurchase its own outstanding debt.

          I don’t much about the mechanics of the US debt, but I ask, WITH WHAT?

          Computer entries?

          If one is sharp and savvy, perhaps one can “keep up, or slightly beat inflation”, but unless one is a central banker or super-wealthy and savvy or in “the know”, one is going to lose.

          What’s bad is the America’s underlying financial and debt condtion today is worse than 1979, and the world’s geopolitical situation is more dangerous (and in 1979, things didn’t look all that great…)

          • sadlycdn June 25, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

            I just said its good for many….not all…..real estate is one area …commodities are another….its created wealth out of thin air…..

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

            There was talk of printing up 1 trillion-dollar coins.
            When they do it lets hope they put Obamas face on it.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:40 am #

        The 1%? 1%. Equals 3.3 million, a lot of fiat money. I go to visit California, it never ceases to amaze me, the homes and the boats.

        Where the heck is TS 1986?

        • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 10:56 pm #

          “Where the heck is TS 1986?”

          Hopefully too busy caring for his chickens to worry about things he can’t control.

          By the way, welcome back JAZ. Good to see you here in the sandbox where you belong.

          I might often disagree with you, but by golly, I’ll defend – to the point of minor inconvenience – your right to state your opinions.

      • U R IntheVillage June 24, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        I’m retired and spend a lot of time traveling the Western/Midwestern US, mostly on backroads between North Dakota and Arizona and all the states in between. Over the last 10 years I’ve been aware of a trend of an increasing and apparently unlimited number of people on “vacation,” traveling in RV’s or SUV’s hauling Jeeps, ATV’s, dirt bikes, Harley’s. etc, in other words, lots of expensive toys.

        I’ve never seen as many as this year. The National Parks I go by (Rocky Mountain, Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, Glacier, Yellowstone) are increasingly overflowing with visitors. Most of them have remodeled their entrances at least once in the past 10 years to accommodate new arrivals, and the new entrances are backed up. They’ve all introduced systems of reservations to gain entrance because of the hordes. Tourist towns like Moab and Breckenridge are overrun and parking is difficult.

        Hotel rooms are blindingly expensive at these places, and are always full in the summer season. I say to myself,” WTF? I thought everyone was broke! Who are these people with the time and money to take these vacations and buy all these expensive toys?”

        These aren’t all senior citizens traveling in their retirement. These are families, young couples, middle-age couples, etc.) They don’t appear to be trust-funders. Except for the expensive toys, they appear to be middle class (i.e., no Rolex watches or ostentatious bling; toys are hauled by Chevy’s and Fords and Toyotas, not Bentley’s or Cadillac Escalades.

        I understand you can do a lot with credit, but you would think this population would be declining, esp over the past couple years. But they appear to be multiplying like bacteria.

        • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

          As the government does not care about debt, so goes the people.

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 1:15 pm #

            And the reckoning for living a debt burdened lifestyle…….NEVER COMES. I don’t get it. When God was handing out intelligence on money I must have been gone fishing because I see younger people living far better than I have ever lived. Of course I have chosen to live debt free but still, they still have to make monthly payments and they all can’t be making six figure salaries. The median income levels in my state say that half of them make far less than I do.

            It’s a wonder, to be certain. But until people start losing their big Dodge diesel hemis or their fifth wheels or the Ford Raptors, well, I am just not going to be that concerned about inflation. People still have plenty of money.

          • Socrates-Detroit June 24, 2024 at 10:11 pm #

            The day of reckoning is coming.

        • benr June 24, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

          Simple answer.
          The boomers are retiring and spending their kid’s inheritance.
          That uptick will last at most another decade and then all of them expensive toys will be a glut on the system in fact RV’s and tow trailers are sitting since the end of Covid.

      • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

        I kind of agree with Soc-Detroit, in that they appear to be doing just fine financially, but that $120,000 camper and $60,000 toy hauler with the $90,000 pickup truck aren’t paid for, and neither is the house. And as long as they’re not paid for, they don’t own them.

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

          Agreed, but, they can still make those monthly payments.

          Let’s assume they are paying $2500 for their mortgage.

          A $90K pick up truck is what $850?

          A $120K fifth wheel is what $1,000?

          Two UTVs at $50K a piece is another $1,000.

          That’s $5350 per month in debt service alone and doesn’t include gasoline to operate, taxes, fees. Add to this that they are always going on trips to use these things and still taking trips to Hawaii and Disneyland.

          I do very well financially and I have no debt. I don’t dare live like this. No way.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

          “And as long as they’re not paid for, they don’t own them.”

          They never own them. Property taxes unpaid (real estate, excise, etc.) result in tax liens folowed by forfeiture to the ‘government’.

          When does ‘government’ become too big? Almost immediately after it is created by ‘the people’. Because a % of ‘the people’ immediately see an opportunity for wealth transfer.

    • R Montanari June 24, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

      What’s the most expensive thing on four wheels?
      A Costco shopping cart.

    • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

      Evidently no Biden supporters have that problem.

  13. dilbert113 June 24, 2024 at 10:55 am #

    Leftist “squad members” are now having epic public temper tantrums, screaming, cursing, jumping around on stage, literally knocking microphones over and picking up and brandishing pieces of furniture. Meanwhile, more sober-minded Democrats are beginning to speak out against this nonsense and walk away from left-wing extremism. To me, this is a nation that is imploding in slow motion. I fully expect a violent attack on a Trump rally, or someone gunning down Antifa members soon. The US is an absolute powder keg right now, and people are throwing matches. The leftists are absolutely 100 percent unwilling to cede power and go off into the dustbin of history, and yes, some of them probably genuinely are scared of being criminally prosecuted and jailed under a Trump administration. Every day I wake up and wonder, is this the day the stuff will hit the fan in this woke, broke, joke of a country?

    • cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      This should be trademarked for a t-shirt slogan:

      –> “USA 2020-2024: Woke, broke, joke of a country”

      • crudgemudgeon June 24, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

        Cowbell, trademarked? Maybe you’ll see it offered from Temu on your phone in ten minutes. China don’t need no stinking trademark.

      • tuco22 June 24, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

        I like: Biden: Pay more, live worse, with the Walmart logo.

    • BackRowHeckler June 24, 2024 at 11:33 am #

      Yes, in NYC, AOC & another squad member breaking into vulgar rants on stage with Cardi B playing in the background. Bernie Sanders was up there with them; I wonder how he felt when the distinguished Dem candidates began slandering Israel and denigrating ‘Jews’ — much to the delight of the sparse audience — in his presence?

      • Uncle Abraham June 24, 2024 at 11:49 am #

        Bernie richly deserves it, not for being Jewish, but for being a hypocritical poseur and enabler of Islamic jihad.

      • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

        He’s trying to uphold the much vaunted lineage of Jewish humanism rather than the hatred of normal people as per the quote in the header.

        Good on him for actually believing it and fighting for it. He betrayed his youthful followers who loved him so much. Now he had a chance to make amends. But yes, he needs to disassociate from the rabid dogs.

  14. Socrates-Detroit June 24, 2024 at 11:00 am #

    @Jarek

    Am I seeing things? I looked here about 15-20 minutes ago and you had one of the first comments. And I liked it! (though I don’t recall it exactly and can’t paraphrase it).

    Did you pull it? Or was it pulled?

    The gist of it was that both candidates are disappointing–but Jarek said it better.

    Trump is old, he talks out of both sides of his mouth, he’s immature. Unlike 2016 (at least publicly), now if you give him enough campaign cash, chances are he will promise you what you want.

    The good: he has a record in office. A mixed record, but in several ways, the best President of my adult life.

    The bad: Many of the execrable forces of darkness are dangling cash in front of the Donald, as they see Biden is really reviled and might lose, even with the built-in de facto and de jure (that’s “legal”) fraud. Trump likes money, and he likes being liked (by rich, important people, and people around him).

    While I won’t vote for Trump, I hope he, ANYONE, beats Biden. They can’t do any worse.

    Both major candidate contenders (RFK Jr is major) are very flawed, and Jill Stein (Green Party) and the Libertarian Party have some serious flaws. Still, I’d pick any of them over Biden. Today, I’d hold my nose and pick Stein.

    That said, for people who clearly are going to vote for a Republicrat, I will do all that I can to get them to vote for Trump.

    But I’m disappointed Jarek’s comment is gone. It was completely inoffensive, and much milder than many comments on CFN.

    And it was good!

    I wonder, can we pull our own comments? Or did moderator censor?

    • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      It would appear that Jarek hit a trip wire. Hopefully he will be out of the “hospital” soon.

      “Trump likes money, and he likes being liked (by rich, important people, and people around him).” ~ Socrates-Detroit

      Don’t you think that with his new found wealth, that he has enough money, and that by representing the citizens of America, that ultimately satisfies the other need you list?.

      • Socrates-Detroit June 25, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        @TPTB-USA

        No, I do not.

        In 2016, I thought that because Trump had a lot of money (though by no means was he among the richest of the rich),

        and because in the prostitution/government for sale industry (that describes the majority of elected officials in the US, at all levels), Trump was the “john” who paid, and not the whore who performed for payment (including the Clintons and Schumers, who were Trump’s friends once), I figured he was a lot less likely to be beholden to special interests.

        On that, events proved me wrong.

        Trump did the bidding of the wealthy with his tax cut, which overwhelmingly benefitted the wealthy, and Trump spun it as a “tax cut for everyone”. Which it was–he cut my Fed taxes by 3%. But 3% for me is not remotely like 5% for someone with tens of millions of income.

        So the very wealthy made out, and our already excessive deficit and debt jumped even more.

        In return for Israeli Lobby and Adelson financial support (the Adelsons contributed $400 MILLION to Trump and the GOP), Trump gave Israel a blank check (increasing the pressure cooker) and moved the US embassy to Jerusalem. And Trump gave Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom too!

        I read somewhere that Miriam Adelson is now dangling $100 million for Trump, on the condition that he be willing to recognize Israel’s annexation of the West Bank. That sounded too much, even for some one who sees Israel for what it is, so I googled it, and sure enough, June 03, 2024, that story was carried by Haaretz (a major Israeli paper).

        I read or hear that in closed donor meetings, Trump is very amenable to the donors.

        And that is why he said that “any illegals who get a degree” (without even specifying the degree–how about Gender Studies?) “should be allowed to stay”. His campaign had to walk that back.

        Trump is getting traction with big donors because Biden looks so bad, and because there is a foul mood among much of the electorate, so they figure, “let’s get on the Trump bandwagon, just in case, and let’s give him some money to secure our interests”.

        Elections are very expensive. Madison Avenue and TV and internet ads require lots of money….

        “The citizens of America”. Trump did renegotiate NAFTA, he did put some tariffs on Chinese goods, and while he did not succeed, he made a real effort to stop illegals. He did not start any new wars (overtly). All of that alone makes him a RELATIVELY very good President.

        Trump was wrongly targeted–by the “deep state”, the top-level career bureaucrats and special interests. And some say, with some justification, the COVID pandemic was conjured to prevent what appeared in March 2020 to be Trump’s reelection.

        Trumps response to these attacks? He ratcheted up tensions with Russia, and he allowed the COVID lockdowns to happen, and then sent people checks for $1,000.

        He’s a good salesman (a slick used car dealer!) with good people skills that unfortunately is very juvenile and shoots himself in the foot.

        I think he will say “whatever it takes”. He talks out of both sides of his mouth, in his quest to cover the bases. Even though he is another enabler of Israel’s quest to take over all of Palestine, he has actually said “this thing in Gaza looks very bad for Israel”. Yeah dude, it does! And it looks just as bad, maybe even worse, for the USA!!

        It’s hard for me to take him seriously, and I don’t trust him.

        Still a bull$hitter who who occasionally has said or done the right thing is preferable to the braindead piece of $hit currently in the white house. So, for anyone who is feels compelled to vote for a potential “winner”, I’d urge Trump over Biden.

        For those who don’t want to live to regret their vote, I urge Stein (Green Party). Even with her serious flaws, I’ll take her over the three Likud candidates masquerading as Americans.

        But if one feels compelled to vote for a Likud member in November, and does not want to regret it later, one should give serious consideration to RFK Jr. He is more intelligent than Trump, and he’s made a career of challenging big pharma, so he’s less likely to go along with whatever “variant” the blob has in store for us.

        In the end, I don’t think it will make much difference. The USS Titanic has been taking on water for decades, even though amenities in first class are better than ever.

        It’s taking on water faster than at any time in my adult life–the only comparable time would have been the 1960s, when I was born, when, after JFK was killed, Vietnam and the racial wars hit the USS Titanic like two big icebergs, and shattered that great cruise (for MOST, not all) Americans had been on since 1946 or so.

        Pardon the long reply….

        • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

          “He’s a good salesman (a slick used car dealer!”

          Used car salesman,” There’s an asshole for every seat.”

        • TPTB-USA June 25, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

          “Trump did the bidding of the wealthy with his tax cut, which overwhelmingly benefitted the wealthy, and Trump spun it as a “tax cut for everyone”. Which it was–he cut my Fed taxes by 3%. But 3% for me is not remotely like 5% for someone with tens of millions of income.

          So the very wealthy made out, and our already excessive deficit and debt jumped even more.” ~ Socrates-Detroit

          **

          It is not helpful (efficient) when an administration gets to impose their “grand experiment” for 4 years, and the next administration torpedoes the prior administrations “grand experiment” and imposes their own.

          Monkey business by government creates many consequences; some known, some unknown; some good, some bad. The best we can do is to try and figure out the desired objective of the action, and then assess the net benefit.

          **

          Is Trump our Savior or our Destroyer?
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/is-trump-our-savior-or-our-destroyer/
          “While people keep criticizing Trump’s tax plan saying the wealthy will get more back by lowering the top bracket from 39.6% to 33%, all they focus on is class warfare. Trump’s tax plan collapses the seven federal income tax brackets into three, reducing the top marginal rate from 39.6% to 33%, and lowers the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%, among other things. The criticism is always just the socialist view and never address the vast waste and corruption in government. They say the national debt will explode by $5 trillion if Trump cuts taxes as if $1 trillion deficits under Obama was somehow OK. They also ignore the fact that lowering the corporate rate to 15% matches the best rates overseas and will then encourage them to bring their money home and with that JOBS! There is nearly $3 trillion offshore that will not return because the socialists demand high taxes. So it will not return. Saying the deficit will rise by cutting the tax rate assumes nobody will return home.”

          *

          Trump Tax Plan to Allow Small Business to Expand
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/trump-tax-plan-to-allow-small-business-to-expand/
          “Why do big companies buy small start-ups? Because the bigger the company becomes, the less innovation they possess. They have to go out and buy start-up to expand. All expansion of technology comes from the bottom moving up. It does not come in the other direction.

          The big companies will bring back their cash and some will take-over small companies. Others will use the cash to buy back their stock.”

          *

          Trump Tax Reform Causing Panic in Europe & Asia
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/trump-tax-reform-causing-panic-in-europe-asia/
          “While the American press keeps pushing the class warfare along with the Democrats, outside the USA there is a major panic taking place on a grand scale. I have been called into meeting in Europe and even in Asia all deeply concerned about the loss of competition with the United States due to the Trump Tax Reform. Naturally, the American press would NEVER tell the truth how cutting the corporate tax rate will upset the powers that be around the globe.”

          *

          Pick your perspective
          armstrongeconomics.com/?s=trump+corporate+tax+cut

          ****

          … and the current “grand experiment” proposal

          INSANE New Tax Proposal – Stealing from Citizens Legally
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/insane-new-tax-proposal-stealing-from-citizens-legally/
          “Think crypto is safe? Think again because this proposal wants to permit the government to determine which assets are considered actively traded.”

          *

          Capital Gains Taxes Loom Over Blue States – Welcome to the Great Reset
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/capital-gains-taxes-loom-over-blue-states/
          “This idea of hunting down the rich is utter nonsense as it becomes an excuse to eliminate the middle class. The big money can take the risk, but the average investor cannot. This will deter small business investment and entrepreneurs who greatly contribute to innovation as they bring creativity and imagination to business.”

        • TPTB-USA June 25, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

          I don’t see where voting for Stein (Green Party) or RFK Jr. will change anything.

          My 2 cents is that the corruption needs to be exposed, people held accountable, and a national discussion needs to begin to entertain the options for a future format for life.

          The internet offers a platform for this discussion, and if it does not get organized and happen, then I suspect that the path of least resistance will entail much of the 2030 Agenda. Who is holding back this discussion?

          Do you see any viable solutions, or how do you see it playing-out?

          Do you think your vote for Stein will make any difference, or will it be just a moral exercise?

          • Socrates-Detroit June 25, 2024 at 11:09 pm #

            @TPTB

            I appreciate your reply.

            Regarding “Is Trump our savior..” from Armstrong Economics, I consider that whole paragraph a “half-argument” augmented by emotional appeals. Class warfare? Please! The very wealthy already get huge tax breaks on NON-WAGE income.

            Is it right that Warren Buffet or GM’s CEO both pay a lower percent in income tax on their TOTAL income than someone making $100k in wages?

            The line about “government waste” has grown old and stale over the past 40 years. Of course there is waste! But it is a small portion. The fraud is very small, and other “waste”, such as EV and Green subsidies are legislated. The mortgage deduction? Bi-partisan legislation. That’s waste, in my opinion. The fact is, the vast majority non-“defense” is ENTITLEMENTS, supported by both parties.

            The biggest source of waste is…the Pentagon. They can’t even audit themselves! The proposed defense budget (which does not include nuclear weapons maintenance, or the CIA/NSA) is $890 billion. How much of that is wages for troops, bureaucrats? How inflated are prices for hardware to pay for lobbyists, to have subassemblies built in 50 or 100 congressional districts, and pay for the fat profits and fat compensation of contractors? How many cents of each dollar goes for bullets, bombs, tanks, ships that work? How much of each RUSSIAN ruble goes for weapons? I bet the Russians do a lot better.

            The government provides all kinds of subsidies or preferred tax treatment to various industries—oil and gas come to mind, real estate, the financial industry, insurance industry.

            Perhaps the “free enterprisers” can get rid of all that crap first and THEN cut tax rates.

            Cutting taxes without cutting spending is a recipe for debt, which means interest, which means lower living standards at best, and a date with economic calamity at worse.

            Of course EVERYONE wants to cut taxes. But no one wants to touch spending in a serious way.

            Anyone who actually proposes serious spending cuts probably cannot get elected, unfortunately. The easiest cuts are in “defense”–shrink the DoD and put the Army on the southern border. I just “saved $300 billion and stopped a big problem.

          • Socrates-Detroit June 25, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

            @TPTB

            As for Stein, I will probably vote for her. I cannot, in good conscience, vote for any candidate who condones (de facto) and actively assists the slaughter taking place in Gaza because, at best, they are afraid of the Israeli Lobby, or at worse, because they agree with eliminating the Palestinians.

            I think she’s shown a lot of courage to take a stand on this issue. She’s on the record as saying Biden should do what Reagan did: call the Israeli PM and tell him to stop it.

            I also like that she calls out the US government for instigating the conflict in THE Ukraine, starting in the mid-90s by expanding NATO eastward, and she cites JFK’s stance in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

            So, on foreign and military policy, Jill Stein is “the man”!

            Could she get her agenda? I don’t know, but if the President doesn’t want to get involved, it’s very hard for the US to get involved….

            The fact that the US incinerated German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese civilians, My Lai, Fallujah, and so forth, to me, doesn’t mean that I can just say, “well, since the US did that, it’s OK for the US to fund Israel to do the same and worse”.

            (Full disclosure: I was an Imperial Trooper from the mid 80s to early 90s).

            Is that a “moral exercise”? If so, yes.

            The more people who vote for a NON-REPUBLICRAT for President, the stronger the message to the ruling class that they don’t enjoy much of a mandate from society. In that sense, even RFK Jr (AIPAC’s 3rd candidate) is a good vote.

            The PTB may get more repressive, hit America with some bird flu or another plandemic, or they might ease of some of their bad policies (so they can keep some bad policies going).

          • TPTB-USA June 28, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

            Thank you for your consideration, and taking the time to share your opinion.

    • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

      I don’t think I wrote it, but it sounds good. Impersonation sometimes happens here. I’m also considering Jill Stein but of course she’s insane on borders, guns, etc.

      Anglin advises us not to vote or “consent”, it being a pact with the Devil in this case; a negative occult act.

      • Groundhog June 24, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

        @ Jarek “I don’t think I wrote it, but it sounds good. Impersonation sometimes happens here.”

        When you apply for a name and password to be able to post in here – the registration software will prevent you from registering with a name that’s already in use or been used before.

        Now I’m thinking about some fun to be had possibly at your expense and as an experiment. Someone register with “jarek” as a handle and post some really off the wall outrageous stuff to see what the reaction will be. Nah, I ain’t doin’ it myself. Maybe in my old days as an internet troll I might have…….

        • messianicdruid June 24, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

          “These are the good old days…”

      • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:12 pm #

        I have to agree with Anglin on this – although I’m sure he made his point in the most offensive, immature way possible.

        Voting is a scam – except maybe for super low-level positions like dog-catcher or school board, in out-of-the-way nowhere places like rural northern lower Michigan. We will get the President that has been chosen for us.

        I probably won’t vote at all. I kinda resent not having to show ID to vote, but I have to show ID if I buy alcohol. A good reason to quit both.

        • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

          https://www.youtube.com/shorts/rAhmlJYVzO0

          Tone policing is atrocious. It’s one way women all unite and keep us down. And even before they could vote, it was a thing among “Christian” White men. In the Old West, if a fast draw sheriff and a hanging judge managed to restore order to a town, typically the people would reward them by voting them out. The realities of life are just too much for most – thus tone policing. How are we ever going to get White Shariah at this rate?

      • Socrates-Detroit June 25, 2024 at 10:42 am #

        OK Jarek and everyone, I am compelled to admit I am at a loss to explain what happened. I pulled the essay up very soon after it appeared, there were four or five comments, I read them, and then got up… It was NOT the Pope Pius comment, it was a good 4-liner or so, and I thought it was Jarek’s.

        I’m glad you did NOT put a comment, and thus, it was NOT removed by the moderator.

        Yes, Stein is wrong on borders and guns.

        If she actually won, the only things she’d probably get done with the Dems are disarming Americans and opening the borders, lol.

        But she won’t win.

        So you can vote for her knowing that tomorrow, when things get worse via war (maybe WW3, maybe a US carrier being sunk, maybe an EMP or satellite blackout) and economic calamity (like Argentina), you did not vote for a President who actually helped bring them about.

        As others have noted here, unfortunately, things will have to get much worse before enough of the American public wakes up and says enough. Even though the “awake” here disagree WHY things are as they are, the awake generally agree things are not going in the right direction.

        If America had many more awake people (as I think it needs), JHK would either be part of the MSM and a household name, OR his CFN would not be needed as alternative news, as many of the views expressed in his essays would be considered common knowledge.

  15. sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    I really think the SC is acually playing a game (conservative appointees)….to just survive and ruffle as few democrat feathers as possible….making too many rulings against the blob will have protesters on their front lawn with law enforcement bringing them treats…..I really think for the most part they neutered themselves and know all about the whirlwind Chuck has waiting for them……it’s not like they haven’t been threatened……..

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  16. Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    I have learned from Hans Mahncke that the German CDC knew that the US FDA was trying to keep the vaxx from being approved until after the 2020 election:

    “How did the German CDC know in Sep 2020 that the United States FDA was trying to delay approval of the Covid “vaccine” until after the 2020 presidential election? And why did the Germans keep quiet about what they knew?

    The extent of the conspiracy against Trump is astonishing.”

    x.com/HansMahncke/status/1804703510837002416

    As Mike Cernovich points out, if they actually thought the vaxx “worked”, they’d have been withholding something that could save people’s lives, just so Trump would not get the credit.

    “If they believed the vaccine saved lives, this would be a scandal. How many deaths by delaying the vaccine?

    As with climate change, they don’t really believe what they say.”

    x.com/Cernovich/status/1804720379984032136

    I’m thinking of that old expression, hanging’s too good for them.

    • sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 11:30 am #

      The more that comes out the less comes of it……the covid boat has sailed it seems for accountability……there was a little admission that it may have harmed a few folks , but hey we were trying to save your life……the courts are vaxx friendly and creeps like Fauci will lie and stay hero’s in our Google and Wikipedia world….

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:36 am #

        Not in California!

      • MiTurn June 24, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

        When I taught high school my students were not allowed to quote Wikipedia as a source in their papers. In fact, I used it to illustration dis- and mis-information.

    • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

      If they believed the vax was going to save lives, they should be kicked out of office for stupidity, as well as malice.

  17. BackRowHeckler June 24, 2024 at 11:27 am #

    I’m not expecting a rerun of the Lincoln-Douglas debate; I suspect this will be like two banal press conferences, with smarmy questions from the CNN panel designed to elevate Biden & denigrate Trump. Blitzer to Trump: “How does it feel to be convicted of 37 felonies?” Blitzer to Biden: “What would you say your greatest achievement was as POTUS, standing up to Russia or building the pier in Gaza?” At any rate Biden will be wired, eyes glowing like coals, dosed by Dr. Feelgood with the meth/steroid elixer they use for Biden’s public appearance, which gives him the simulation of being Lucid breathing, and still alive.

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 11:37 am #

      Well said, Marlin.

      I think the point is to see who is worst with CNN buffering Biden.

    • sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 11:44 am #

      Just the fact Joe is still President shows they control the ballot box…..Joe will be the debate winner regardless as mass psychosis 2.0 is upon us……no joke…..

      Having Jake the Snake Tapper as moderator?…..seriously what is Team Trump thinking……the dems needed this debate more than Don’….why agree to a slug like him……

      • cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        Jake Tapper belongs in a bug zapper!!!

    • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

      I’ve read that Biden suffers from Afib. He also is purported to wear a CPAP device which helps keep the Afib down. I would imagine if he’s pumped up with stimulants his heart would be bouncing around in his chest like a ping-pong ball. A most uncomfortable feeling.

      • cowbell81 June 24, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

        Maybe at this Thursday’s debate he’ll suffer one of those “sudden and unexpected” events we have heard so much about all year? If this happened in real time while the cameras were rolling, would they cut to a commercial or keep it live for the latest commentary? Maybe the Biden handlers have a “kill switch” installed on him to use for this very purpose?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 24, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

          Maybe they would wheel him offstage on a gurney, cut to a commercial, and when they came back there’s be someone else in his place, and they’d all pretend it was Biden.

          Trump would object, and the next day headlines would say crazy Trump claimed it wasn’t really Biden at the debate.

          • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            Then the FBI would kick down the door of any citizen who also expressed doubts. “You’re under arrest, buddy, for doubting democracy!”

          • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:26 pm #

            And the crazies in the media would all simultaneously report that this new dude is, in fact, Biden and if we don’t accept this new dude as Biden that we are all in fact anti-American and anti-democracy.

            Question is, would it really matter who shows up at the debate?

          • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:20 pm #

            Maybe Fake Biden will be at the “debate” from the beginning. Start studying his ears and nose now so you can compare on Thursday.

            All Dead Epstein had in common with Live Epstein was a haircut and orange jumpsuit.

            Remember the 9/11 memorial service Hillary? She lost a lot of weight in just the couple hours it took to recover from “pneumonia”, new ears too.

            Same management in all three cases.

      • Yirgach June 24, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

        I’ve experienced AFib a while after a valve replacement. My heart was beating like running a 400 meter sprint. The electrophysiologist said it was due to a broken electrical circuit in the heart, similar to a dog chasing it’s tail. Had to have an ablation (similar to a spot welding) which fixed it intermediately. Lucky to have access to Dartmouth Medical Center in my area.

        There are other kinds of AFib which are not so easy to fix.

      • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:37 am #

        CPAP is for obstructive sleep apnea.
        When sleeping you snore really bad AND quit breathing for periods of time.

        • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

          Obstructive sleep apnea is a strong driver of Afib.

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

            Gotcha.
            It does not help with afib during an episode is what I was getting at.

  18. Breck June 24, 2024 at 11:46 am #

    Jim, you are being parochial. It’s a big country Jim. What heat-wave? Here where I live (and several millions others), we’ve been cool, rainy, and all that Pacific Northwest stuff. We would trade you a few degrees of your heat, and in return, give you a few degrees of our cold. It’s a big country Jim.

    • RD3 June 24, 2024 at 11:54 am #

      I heard that it wasn’t hot and humid on the top of Mt. McKinley either. JHK, that damn liar.

      • Uncle Abraham June 24, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

        RD3, you artfully exposed the latent or blatant (not sure which) hostility of Breck’s post.

    • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

      Wasn’t it 120 degrees in Portland,OR a couple years back? That was the first time I heard the “Heat Dome” terror phrase.

      • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

        Saint,
        Enough of the smug comments…we’re dying out here. The last two weeks, temps have been hovering around 78 degrees, and no end in sight.

        Of course, I am 300 miles south of that shit hole that is known as Portland, Oregon.

        • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          Good spinach weather, Popeye.

        • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 4:36 pm #

          Hey elysianfield, were you in on that bottle toss in Portland back in 2020?

          50 days of protest in Portland. A violent police response. This is how we got here.
          opb.org/news/article/police-violence-portland-protest-federal-officers/

          “A night of protests against police brutality in Portland, Ore., ended with police using tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd June 5, 2020, after protesters threw water, fruit and bottles at police and then knocked down the fence separating them.”

          **

          “… after protesters threw water, fruit and bottles at police …”

          Are journalists idiots? How come they don’t come right out and say it? … they threw bottles of frozen water …

          If it were the other way around, how would the protesters feel about the police?

          Too bad they weren’t dealing with Trumps Feds, then they could be sharing bunks with the J-6th crowd.

          Thanks for your service, and putting up with all the BS!

          • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 6:31 pm #

            TP,
            In the bad old days, the weapon of choice was 1/2 of a red common brick.

            Dodged more than a few.

          • TPTB-USA June 24, 2024 at 7:54 pm #

            Why would a politician subject his law enforcement to the onslaught.

            If I was Ted Wheeler, I would have told Kate Brown to get lost, and let her goons burn the place to the ground (I know, it is probably a toss which one is more pro 2030 Agenda).

            Recently there was a video of perhaps a capital police officer having to endure the toss. What are the consequences, and who takes the hit if an officer gets (seriously) injured? Why would the general population put up with this?

        • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:37 pm #

          101 here in Utah today. But its a dry heat.

      • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

        117. Dozens died. Was it a weather weapon?

        • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

          ” Was it a weather weapon?”

          nah, just a warm spell.

          • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

            What is your score again?

          • OG June 24, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

            Elmo refuses to share his GLT score with CFN but I suspect that it is 0.

          • elysianfield June 25, 2024 at 1:46 am #

            OG,
            You should end your GLiT shaming. A small GLiT is just an accident of birth. Jesus don’t make no junk, and yet people with small GLiTs are mocked, made light of, and are the butt of cruel jokes. I suggest that people with small GLiTs attend support groups, such as GLiTAnonymous.

            “Hello…My name is elysianfield, and I have a small GLiT…(‘hello E…’) I used to read alot, and after much reading, research, and study, I was informed that my GLiT was alarmingly small. I tried various methods of enlarging it, but with each book read, each bit of research conducted, each mental exercise in an attempt to stretch my understanding of humanity and the world around me, I found my GLiT getting smaller…alarmingly so…(the group mutters in sympathy) ”

            A sad tale, no doubt, but I have come to accept the size of my GLiT…almost proud of it’s small size. I hear with age and wisdom that it might continue to shrink, and I find some solace in that.

    • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      Our heat wave isn’t over. Tomorrow will be the worst.

      We can’t trade the weather with each other. Best we can do is have the desert west steal water for its teeming masses.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

        Steal water? I will bet Iowa and Florida would love to give it away.

        • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

          My totes are full. We’ve been getting hot temps but also thunderstorms.The garden plants love this shit. Noticeable growth daily. Problem is the invasive plants and vines are out of control and a constant battle.

          • beantownbill. June 24, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

            Yeah, same here in my backyard.

        • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:34 pm #

          I read – in the MSM at work – that it was a once-in-500-year rainfall in Florida. Really? January 2, 1999 was 500 years ago? I have aged so gracefully…

          All that night it sounded like a dump truck was dumping water on my roof. I had a 2 liter Coke bottle in my recycling bin out back. It was about 2/3 full of water. I did the math. Over two feet of rain in less than 24 hours. Rain gauges throughout the Everglades measured similarly.

          But yeah, it’s always the hottest, coldest, most rain, most severe drought, most destructive hurricane, biggest shark, angriest bison, loudest hummingbird, whatever, ever… Climate Change!!!

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:32 am #

            Indeed they have to keep people in a state of crisis all the time.
            Especially if they are DEMOCRATS.

      • beantownbill. June 24, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

        Looking at the weather forecast for the next 10 days in Boston metro, I don’t see any temperature in the nineties.

        • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 9:05 pm #

          Lucky you. Tomorrow will be 99 here.

          • beantownbill. June 24, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            Ouch!

    • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:22 pm #

      In a big country dreams stay with you…

  19. Lyndy33 June 24, 2024 at 11:52 am #

    Thank you Jim for th update on the SCOUS shedule. It will be interesting.

    • Uncle Abraham June 24, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

      Yes, that was an excellent and helpful summary I would have never had, even if searching high and low. Also, Lyndy, glad to hear that you’re doing well, unlike our evil imposter President.

  20. Roundball Shaman June 24, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

    “The political weather is breaking. The week ahead looks like an all-you-can-eat, steam-table banquet of consequence.”

    Empires exist and sustain themselves by avoiding consequence. Empires have found all kinds of ways including dark magic to make sure that consequence does not pay them a visit at the front door like the Grim Reaper.

    Empires ‘invent’ reality. Well, it’s not reality of course. But it is some kind of sustainable horse manure narratives and mind-warping to get enough people disempowered and going along with the their bull leavings.

    Case in point – The famous quote attributed to that fount of wisdom Karl Rove which he purportedly made to describe The Indispensable Nation:

    “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality… We’re history’s actors…”

    Makes one wonder if we might have individuals living under serious delusions in high places of public influence.

    “… just why is the US government so deeply invested in all that lying?”

    See answer above.

    “And Thursday, of course, comes the debate to end all debates. Makes you cringe a little just to imagine it.”

    The real debate will happen on Friday when millions of people will ponder why they wasted a couple hours of their lives on a useless waste of conjured political drama between two men who should be doing shuffleboard on some cruise in the Caribbean. Hopefully together.

    Nothing will get decided. Nothing they say will matter. No one’s minds will be changed. Some people will get a bit further steamed up for no good reason. And State media will make a few more dying fiat dollars.

    But all this will give the Dark State actors pushing these two characters around a good and hearty laugh at how the American people actually think this stuff means anything. The Dark Ones will be safe and secure no matter what happens on Thursday… or in November.

    Because when you’re an Empire… you create realities – false realities, that is. You have to in order to stay an Empire.

    And we have to believe that it’s real.

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    • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

      At least Karl Rove knew they were lying. The ones required to believe were the plebes, but our owners knew what was going on.

      I get the distinct impression that the current crop of overlords actually believe the bullshit they spew, and that is scarier.

      Yesterday they exploded a cluster bomb on a crowded beach in Russia, injuring and killing 124 people.

      They tell us that these kind of terror attacks are a Good Thing, because they Bring the War Home to Russians, and the Russians will then get angry, and overthrow Putin, and the US can install another Yeltsin, and commence to looting Russian wealth again.

      I think they believe that. They are insane.

      • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

        Ukrainians? Or Chechnya’s Muslims? Or Mossad? Or the CIA?

        No more insane than Soros and his USA minions.

      • Yirgach June 24, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

        They “only” killed 5-7, 4 of the 5 missiles were destroyed, the last one rained pieces on the beach which caused the deaths. It was bad but not 124.

        And yes, they are insane.

        • OG June 24, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

          The United State’s Pentagon, or military-industrial complex has “nothing to say,” after Ukraine used U.S.-supplied weapons to strike a busy Crimean beach. The deadly Ukrainian cluster munition attack on a crowded beach in Sevastopol, Russia on Sunday, killed at least four people, among them two children, and injured 151 others.

          shtfplan.com/headline-news/pentagon-has-no-comment-after-u-s-weapons-were-used-by-ukraine-to-strike-a-crimean-beach

          • Groundhog June 24, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

            “The United State’s Pentagon, or military-industrial complex has “nothing to say,” after Ukraine used U.S.-supplied weapons to strike a busy Crimean beach.”

            The MIC had little to nothing to say after we got our sorry meddling asses run out of Vietnam after years of futile fighting based on lies – as it always is. We claimed to have a “domino theory” and when we get a “theory”, well, that justifies killing and hurting millions of people.

            Ain’t that right benr? Just a little theorizing is all it takes and we’re off to the next war!

          • benr June 24, 2024 at 10:53 pm #

            @lil piggy

            Tell us something dim one who was funding, arming, training, advising, and often fighting alongside the likes of the Viet Cong?
            What group of assholes tried to establish often by force or otherwise in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Yugoslavia, Poland, North Korea, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, China, Tibet, North Vietnam, Guinea, Cuba, Yemen, Sudan, Congo, Burma, Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Laos, Kampuchea, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Vietnam, Somalia, Seychelles, Afghanistan, Grenada, and Nicaragua!

            The short-sighted nay blindness involved with all these American nay sayers is nothing short of appalling.

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:14 am #

            benr, the USA stomping all over earth for corporate profits is making things worse not better. D’uh!

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:26 am #

            @og

            Psst your opinion is showing again.
            You have zero proof of such but I can point to countries like Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela where the misery index is 100%.

        • Paula D June 24, 2024 at 9:09 pm #

          “Injuring and killing 124 people” means 124 people either injured or killed.

          In any case, it was an atrocity.

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:28 am #

            But is it worse than what is now going on in Ukraine and if so, why?

            Seems we have yet another one sided opinion from Paula.
            Paula why are you not worried about all the civilian deaths at the hands of Russia?
            Do they not have little kids and moms in Ukraine?
            And don’t give me that bullshit Russia is not attacking civilians as well.

    • Roundball Shaman June 24, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

      Paula D: “I get the distinct impression that the current crop of overlords actually believe the bullshit they spew, and that is scarier… They are insane.”

      Yes, they are insane. And that insanity is born from their own self-hatred. They may project power and self-satisfaction on the surface… but those are false identities. Those identities are created internally by them because at their very core they have self-hatred. And since persons cannot continue to live with the knowledge that they actually hate themselves… they project that hatred on to others. That’s why hate in some form actually is at the core of everything they do.

      The Power Elitists, the Wokesters, the Karens and Kens, the kids suffering from sexual identity delusions, and others all suffer from this deep affliction of self-hatred. They have no healthy or normal sense of self.

      And sadly, with all the mind-warping going on much of the rest of the human family has also grown to hate themselves.

      No one should be fooled by outward appearances.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

      The whole system’s ‘insane’– something quickly perceived through an anarchist lens.

      How insane? Let me count the ways…

    • Yirgach June 24, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

      Why do empires invent realities? Because they can.

      Started with cuneiform clay tablets, then hieroglyphics, then Gutenberg, then the Internet.

      It gets faster easier better all the time.

      Read Philip K. Dick’s “The Penultimate Truth” for an excellent example.

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

      RS: “But all this will give the Dark State actors pushing these two characters around a good and hearty laugh at how the American people actually think this stuff means anything.”

      Yep. I figured this out in 2020 when, during the debate, President Trump spent more time arguing with the filthy moderators than with his challenger. It was then that I learned that all of this Federal election crap is nothing more than a pile of steaming bull shit.

      I will be working in my garden during the debate. Not going to give one second of my life to watching that tripe.

  21. The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

    ” ‘Leftism might actually be noble if their concern for the marginalized wasn’t simply an incidental externality to their seething hatred of the normal and the good.’ —David Pivtorak on ‘X’ ” ~ JHK

    —-

    Left left the building long ago.

    This isn’t leftism, it’s despotism or something with a similar pedigree…

    —-

    “Sheldon Wolin coined the term [inverted totalitarianism] in 2003 to describe what he saw as the emerging form of government of the United States. He said that the United States was turning into a managed democracy (similar to an illiberal democracy). He uses the term ‘inverted totalitarianism’ to draw attention to the totalitarian aspects of such a system, while the term inverted helps to portray the many differences with classical totalitarianism…

    The term ‘illiberal democracy’ describes a governing system that hides its ‘nondemocratic practices behind formally democratic institutions and procedures’. There is a lack of consensus among experts about the exact definition of illiberal democracy or whether it even exists.

    The rulers of an illiberal democracy may ignore or bypass constitutional limits on their power. While liberal democracies protect individual rights and freedoms, illiberal democracies do not. Elections in an illiberal democracy are often manipulated or rigged, being used to legitimize and consolidate the incumbent rather than to choose the country’s leaders and policies.

    According to jurist András Sajó, illiberal democracy should be counted as a type of democracy because it is ‘democratic in a plebiscitarian sense’, while political scientist Ulrich Wagrandl argues that ‘illiberal democracy is actually more true to democracy’s roots’. Other theorists say that classifying illiberal democracy as democratic is overly sympathetic to the illiberal regimes and therefore prefer terms such as electoral authoritarianism, competitive authoritarianism, or soft authoritarianism.” ~ Wikipedia

    —-

    World’s First Intergender Wrestling Champion

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    Makes you cringe a little just to imagine it.” ~ JHK

  22. sadlycdn June 24, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

    I can believe many things we’re told although the moon landing is still bothering me……I can believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only shooter but only after 7 or 8 tequila…..same thing with Joe getting 80 million votes……iv been playing along for many years …..hey Brad Carlton going from pool boy to CEO is believable right…..or Niki going from a stripper to Mrs Newman…..those were the good ole days…
    now today its much harder to play stupid and buy all the lies and bs thrown at us everyday….. life used to be so much simpler

    • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:39 pm #

      Paul Newman married a stripper? Or was that Newman from Seinfeld?

      • sadlycdn June 25, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

        Sorry……Victor on Y@R……

        • Blackbird June 25, 2024 at 7:38 pm #

          Hans Gudegast from The Rat Patrol? Say it ain’t so!

  23. wm5135 June 24, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

    1. End irresponsible ejaculation.
    2. End the proliferation of irresponsible receptacles.

    Personal responsibility in ALL things.

    at the very least wrap that rascal.

    two things when aroused have no conscience, one fits inside the other

    when queried “What would man be without woman?”
    Mark Twain replied, “Scarce sir, mighty scarce.”

    “Men of quality are not threatened by women of equality” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    men of quality are just one more of the things that have fallen to the wayside

    it would be nice to hear more of my sisters speaking as Sojourner Truth -” Ain’t I a woman?”
    “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it?” ~ Sojourner Truth

    i can’t be a strong man unless i know there are strong women

    “abortion pills for women inconvenienced by motherhood”
    lowest common denominator

    • Merkwurdiglieb June 24, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

      I met an unemployed critter yesterday who has fathered, thus far, eleven children from seven different women and is no longer employable. I almost puked when I realized the tax implications.

      • BackRowHeckler June 24, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

        That’s impressive, but I think I can top it

        A few years ago in Hartford it was revealed at sentencing a man — apparently an aspiring hip hop artist and neighborhood lothario — had fathered 29 children with 8 different women, none of which he was married to. Even the Judge stood in awe.

        • elysianfield June 24, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

          BRH,
          …Goddamned Mormons….

          • Soul Forensics June 24, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

            Old joke:

            Wilt Chamberlain, taxi passenger, cruising down a California highway at night, looks over to his right at the glowing lights amid the blackness. To the cabbie, casually:

            “See that over there? I fathered that town.”

          • Merkwurdiglieb June 25, 2024 at 5:10 am #

            If they were Mornons at least they’s be paying their own way and taking care of their own. Alas, the law of the jungle is incapable of co-existing with polite society.

        • Merkwurdiglieb June 25, 2024 at 5:07 am #

          Twenty nine, huh? Damn, I gotta get out more.

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

        Yeah, he’s getting a refund for each of those 11 children. A refund of taxes he probably never paid.

        My sister-in-law is a bum, has 7 children and each year she gets a refund of 8,000 or 9,000. She has never paid a dime of tax in her life. All of the federal income tax I pay goes right to her “refund.”

    • Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

      Giving men equal rights in family court is the essential first step. Women are against this utterly and completely. They don’t want the discipline of equality except when it benefits them.

      • tom clark June 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm #

        Not to sound like Q, Jarek, but don’t you mean “equity” instead of “equality”?

        • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

          Equal rights and equal lefts. Equity means that nobody wins – except the special needs races, including the race of women.

          A saw a clip of a kid throwing his participation trophy away. When questioned why, he replied, “I lost”. What a great man he will be!

  24. Merkwurdiglieb June 24, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

    I might just be an anachronist, but I can’t help maintain that all the events which have transpired during the past several years, even back to 9/11, can be best understood within the context of Peak Oil/resource depletion and that the movement towards “reshoring” for example, which JHK predicted, is actually a response to PO and not Chinese supply chain disruptions and insecurities as the issue is being primarily characterized. Just sayin.

    “Fascinating Captain.”
    – Mr. Spock

  25. Jarek June 24, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

    “I find myself increasingly shocked at the unthinking and automatic rubbishing of men which is now so part of our culture that it is hardly even noticed.

    Great things have been achieved through feminism. We now have pretty much equality at least on the pay and opportunities front, though almost nothing has been done on child care, the real liberation.

    We have many wonderful, clever, powerful women everywhere, but what is happening to men? Why did this have to be at the cost of men?

    I was in a class of nine- and ten-year-olds, girls and boys, and this young woman was telling these kids that the reason for wars was the innately violent nature of men.

    You could see the little girls, fat with complacency and conceit while the little boys sat there crumpled, apologising for their existence, thinking this was going to be the pattern of their lives. The teacher tried to catch my eye, thinking I would approve of this rubbish. This kind of thing is happening in schools all over the place and no one says a thing.

    It has become a kind of religion that you can’t criticise because then you become a traitor to the great cause, which I am not.

    It is time we began to ask who are these women who continually rubbish men. The most stupid, ill-educated and nasty woman can rubbish the nicest, kindest and most intelligent man and no one protests.

    Men seem to be so cowed that they can’t fight back, and it is time they did.”
    ? Doris Lessing

    Thank you Doris. Indeed we have begun to fight back. I hope you lived to see it.

    She studied Sufism and her Shikasta series revealed her to have a truly extraordinary mind. But alas the Marxism of her youth is revealed here: Child care by the state? You think every women has to have a career and let others raise their children? Why get married at all in that case?

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    • malthuss June 24, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

      AMANDA KNOX is back in the news…guilty.

      USA TODAY
      Jun 5, 20241:01. A court in Italy – once again – found Amanda Knox guilty. The court determined Knox, – who was convicted of the 2007 killing of flatmate and British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia …

    • JohnAZ June 24, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

      The State as described by Marx needs dedication by the workers. Get it , feudalism with a small group of technical Elite running the show. Families are an enemy, fathers teach freedom and responsibility to children, mothers teach empathy, caring, and interpersonal skills to kids. Together, it has been shown by many studies, well balanced families produce healthy, mental and physical kids. Conversely, one parent upbringing bring up a majority of problem kids. BTW, uncaring or uninvolved parents will give the same result. No one is even investigating the effect of same sex parenting, nor will it be even investigated.

      So Biden’s Mob goals needs the breakup of the family unit, with the ascension of the state as the child rearers. You think things are effed up now?

      • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:56 pm #

        I personally know of two boys raised by two angry lesbians. The boys are very aggressive and violent towards others. Clearly angry. Why? Because there is no alpha male in the house to calm those poor boys down, to show them how to behave.

        In the meantime these lesbians get pats on the back and kudos for saving to unwanted boys from the system.

        • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:18 am #

          I would imagine that most of the children of lesbians end up obese, as most lesbians I have known are morbidly obese.

    • Soul Forensics June 24, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

      Doris Lessing: a great novelist and brilliant mind. Though, yes, communism was her blind spot.

      In her great novel The Golden Notebook, however, she criticized it with nuance and elegance, giving the inside scoop on what actually happened during meetings, as well as the incisive character assessments of those who were attracted to the ideology.

      • Soul Forensics June 24, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

        With few exceptions, lesbians hate boys and men far more than gays hate girls or women. It should be a criminal offense for lesbians to try to raise boys.

        • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:16 am #

          Interesting. I’ve long thought that most gay men are highly misogynistic and view women as simpleminded, childlike beings that they can dress up and have saunter around for their amusement.

          • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

            No, most gays admire and adore women. You’re thinking of sex realists, MGTOW and White Nationalists.

    • Cankerpuss June 24, 2024 at 4:54 pm #

      More women attend US universities than men. Men are avoiding college in favor of learning a trade and going into business for themselves.

      I’m fighting back and I stand up for my sons. I don’t put women on a pedestal nor do I worship them. I honor good and intelligent women but I don’t worship them.

      There is a clear movement of young men who have decided to go it alone, with out women.

      Like all things in the good ole US of A, the pendulum has swung too far to one side. It is inevitable that it will swing back to the other side. The time is coming.

      Many women today are just plain insane.

    • Merkwurdiglieb June 25, 2024 at 5:23 am #

      I’ve been listening lately to pastors Dr Michael Murdock and now deceased Dr Myles Munroe. They have much to say on this subject Jarek. But in general, America’s current condition today is due, generally speaking, to a long period of mental collapse which from my observations really began during the 1960’s. Yes, I like In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida too, but the one two punch of mass drug culture and propaganda has decimated US. Thus, the ongoing collapse of America is really the result of the mental collapse, by both the general populace and the insane clown posse at the helm and those down in engineering.

  26. jim June 24, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

    “The week ahead looks like an all-you-can-eat, steam table bank of consequence.”

    Maybe.

    But I’m beginning to sense a relatively undiscussed, longer term consequence that may be unfolding among a portion of populist right supporters.

    Back in the 1960s, the then emerging populist New Left (who saw themselves as distinct from the old U.S. totalitarian Communist party linked to the Soviet Union) developed a critique of both concentrations of private (corporate) power as well as Big State (government) power, especially around foreign policy decisions linked to the war in Vietnam.

    Back then, the establishment uni-party elites became especially antagonist to this populist left in the U.S and did what they could to derail, disrupt, and discredit this political movement (see, for example, Church hearings on CIA intelligence surveillance and infiltration of domestic left populist dissent).

    Flash forward to 2024 and it is now right populist dissent which is being labeled as deplorable, potentially terrorist, and racist by the present establishment uni-party elites.

    These right populist forces are also now just beginning to develop a critique of private concentrations of corporate power (think Big Tech and Hunter Biden laptop) along with their traditional and quite sophisticated critique of Big State power.

    The real nightmare of our Big State/Big Corporate/Big Intelligence overlords may be some kind of eventual merger between populist right and populist left (think for example, the Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger collaboration on internet surveillance).

  27. MiTurn June 24, 2024 at 3:26 pm #

    ” Considering “Joe Biden’s” cratering poll numbers, it looks like the public is tired of this incessant lying and is fixing to vote his regime out of office.”

    I hope so! But if so, CNN would have gone broke by now. And the NYT. And the WP. One can only hope.

  28. Prospero June 24, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler’s Friday edition will be extremely interesting if Thursday’s presidential debate actually takes place. Donald Trump has proposed two debate strategies: He could provide the American people with numerous examples that prove Joe Biden is the worst president the US has ever had. Or, Trump could simply allow Biden to demonstrate his advanced mental deterioration by letting him try to utter a couple of coherent sentences. I’m in favor of the latter strategy. So, let’s see if the presidential debate becomes a reality Thursday night.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

      It will be difficult for DJT to keep quiet and wait for the implosion. Not really in his personality.

      Yet, he points to the ‘gag order’ a lot. (He also uses the phrase ‘a lot’ a lot).

      The gag order line could be great cover for avoiding the land mines waiting in this rigged-from-the beginning ‘debate’.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 24, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

        If the ‘debate’ actually happens.

      • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

        President Trump’s microphone may be muted but that won’t stop him from throwing jabs across the stage to rattle SloJoe’s cage.

  29. OG June 24, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

    GLT – Responses from last CFN

    Give it up OG. Your stupid test is BS. Who could possibly know this crap. Can even 10 people keep a secret? I seriously doubt it. I know that even with HIPPA violations being a felony the bladder mouths on the bonebox could not keep their mouths shut. What? who? shit? you won’t believe it? Sonofabitch?
    Myself. I could not give a shit. To each their own. Some people need to denigrate others to justify their existence.

    – stelmosfire

    First of all, read the instructions:

    … score a 1 if you believe that it was a black op and a 0 if you believe the official story.

    It says nothing of “know[ing].” Thus, the GLT is an opinion poll. Are you saying that all Sociological opinion polls are BS or are you singling out the GLT? If the former, you are a moron. If the latter, what is your basis for this distinction of just one Sociological opinion poll?

    Secondly, we have discussed this before, elmo. Yes, ordinary people cannot keep a secret but that proves nothing. To become a member of TPTB’s Big Club, one must perform horrific acts on children on video. That is, anyone in the know does not talk because doing so would end their lives (metaphorically or, even, literally).

    Further, you seem to run on the ridiculous assumption that someone talking would even matter while, here in the real world, people talking doesn’t amount to shit. You see, TPTB run Justice, MSM and Social Media. Talkers, while handled individually on a case-by-case basis, are ignored, shunned, ridiculed and/or whacked.

    Tertiarily, I did not develop the GLT here on CFN “to denigrate others to justify [my] existence.” What an unfounded and despicable allegation!

    Actually, I have developed the GLT to quantify how much TPTB’s BS each subject willingly swallows with the goal of helping them awake from their slumber and finally realize the truth of our evil PTB.

    Finally, no, I will not “give it up.” I’m doing God’s work waking people up to the truth and you are not the boss of me. You can’t tell me what to do.

    ***
    OG…is a GLT score a forever thing or can it change over time as one ripens and matures?
    – tom clark

    You can indeed raise your GLT as you become more informed and analyze, tom. In fact, that is the GLT’s very purpose.

    Interesting fact about an individual’s GLT score: it only goes up. Nobody has a decreasing GLT and that fact alone validates it as a Sociological instrument striving for the truth.

    • Blackbird June 24, 2024 at 11:52 pm #

      “Interesting fact about an individual’s GLT score: it only goes up.”

      I don’t know about that. I have an acquaintance – Woke Commie Frenemy – who used to be somewhat skeptical and open-minded but who now drinks the official Kool-Aid to the point of becoming diabetic. He gets stupider and more accepting of what he is told by “the official sources” with each passing day.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:09 am #

        Interesting. I stand corrected. Thanks, BB. While I highly suspect that your acquaintance is a statistical outlier, I will no longer speak of this in absolute terms.

        • Blackbird June 25, 2024 at 7:41 pm #

          I hope he’s an outlier, but I see stupidity advancing on all fronts – at blitzkrieg speed – these days.

  30. OG June 24, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

    If 26 billion, which may not exist, in weaponry would end the Gaza fiasco, so be it. Praise Biden? Hardly, he hates Bibi and Israel and only the pressure of the Jewish community forces him to try to send weapons, which he hasn’t done yet anyway.
    – JAZ

    Nice tap dance, JAZ. Now answer my two very simple questions:

    Are you for or are you against your Congress minting $26,000,000,000 more of your insurmountable debt to just give to Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo (to spend on MIC’s wares)?
    If so, then praise Biden for rubber-stamping it (regardless of motive).
    If not, then say so.
    A or B?

    Note: Any delays in delivering the $26 bil of MIC wares to Israel are completely irrelevant to my two very simple questions.

    Now your turn,
    What would you suggest will stop the debacle in Gaza? How would you stop the rocket attacks by Gaza or Hezbollah on Israel cities? Do you have a secret agenda that will stop the Arab attacks (since 1948) on Israel? And then the Israel reprisals. And you, the champion of UN and ICC actions against Bibi and Israel, how come the legitimate creation of a dual state in Palestine by the UN in 1948, then totally rejected by the Arabs in war, sticks in your craw so much?
    Explain your duplicity please.

    – JAZ

    Unlike your constant tap-dancing, I will directly answer your questions.

    I suggest laissez-faire. Leave it alone. No, I do not “have a secret agenda that will stop the Arab attacks (since 1948) on Israel” but why are the never-ending troubles in the Middle East the US’s taxpayers’ obliteration? Why are we to stop rockets half a world away while we finance rockets half a world away? Clearly that makes no sense.

    The world would be a better place if the USA simply followed their Founding Fathers’ explicit wisdom and simply stayed out of other people’s fights and minded our own business.

    That is, I needn’t explain my “duplicity” because I have none. I am 100% consistent while AIPAC/ADL run DC.

    ***
    Note: I’m a “champion” of neither the UN nor the ICC. I’ve merely referenced these august bodies as they are indicative of world opinion and the USA, being merely 4% of the earth’s population, ought to care about world opinion, imho.

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    • OG June 24, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

      *obligation

    • benr June 24, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

      @og

      History would tell anyone with half a brain otherwise and that your opinion is not only naive but actually dangerous.
      Pick up any history book and read about mankind’s inability to live in peace with each other.

      Simply look at the Pakistan India partition and the 1,000,000 people that died as a result of that and the 15,000,000 forced to move as a result.
      They are still fighting and have bad blood over it.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:02 am #

        So what? Why is every war on earth the USA’s responsibility?

        George Washington was dangerous? I don’t think so. George Washington was wise. Mind your own freaking bees wax.

        • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:23 am #

          George Washington would sing a different tune now as would ALL the founding fathers of MY country.
          I have already framed that debate and you opted out.
          Speaking of minding your own business try it sometime Canadian.

          • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

            Washington was the first neocon! HAHA!

  31. benr June 24, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

    Let me get this straight.

    • benr June 24, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

      Russia can attack Ukraine on Ukrainian soil but the reverse is not allowed?
      Are these Ukrainians operating the missile batteries?
      American contractors?
      I do know a law was recently passed that said Americans fighting in Ukraine get military benefits.
      Waging war against a country that can hit back has consequences as Ukraine has discovered.
      If not for hundreds of billions in aid this would be over already.
      Russia might want to reexamine its stated goals for victory and offer terms for peace.
      It’s only going to get uglier from this point forward.

      Russia warns US to brace for retaliation after Crimea missile attack
      Source MSN MILEAGE MAY VARY.

      The Kremlin accused the U.S. of ‘killing Russian children’ after a Ukrainian attack on occupied Crimea with long-range ATACMS missiles supplied by Washington. Moscow summoned the U.S. ambassador to issue a formal warning, and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov issued a biting public comment blaming the U.S., calling the strike ‘barbaric.’

      ‘You should ask my colleagues in Europe, and above all in Washington, the press secretaries, why their governments are killing Russian children. Just ask them this question,’ Peskov told reporters.

      The attack in Sevastopol killed at least four people, including two children. Russia blamed the U.S. and said 150 were injured. Video shows panicked beachgoers fleeing from falling shrapnel after Russian air defense intercepted the missiles.

      Russia seized Crimea in 2014, and Ukraine has launched a series of drone attacks at Russian naval assets and the Black Sea port since Russia’s 2022 invasion. The ATACMs, long sought by Kiev, provide a longer range than missiles previously supplied by the U.S.

      The U.S. began supplying the ATACMs to Ukraine earlier this year after intense lobbying from Kiev. Weeks ago, the U.S. changed its policy to allow use of the weapons inside Russian territory along border regions with Ukraine.

      That came amid relentless Russian attacks on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, after Moscow experienced battlefield gains.

      Ukrainian commanders have pleaded for the authority to use the weapons to strike where Russia amasses troops and stores aircraft and ammunition for its assaults on its territory.

      The long-range ATACMs were included in a March military aid package, although restrictions still prevent their use deep inside Russian territory. They have a range of 300 kilometers (about 190 miles). Russia’s war on Ukraine, and Ukraine’s defense by the U.S. and NATO allies, has put deep strains between the U.S. and Russia, both nuclear powers.

      After the Sevastopol strike, Russia accused the U.S. of ‘waging a hybrid war against Russia and has actually become a party to the conflict.’ Russia threatened in comments to ambassador Lynne Tracy that the attack would ‘not go unpunished. Retaliatory measures will definitely follow.’

      • OG June 24, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

        You Americans are so naive.
        – Steve Martin

        • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 7:27 pm #

          OG, a simple question. Have you ever been witness to someone that is on their last breath?

          • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 7:31 pm #

            My response was usually, F-U, Fu, Fu. Mother FU—ker.

          • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

            Yer dead.

          • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

            We used to bring cardiac arrest patients into the ER (probably the 90’s). There was a cool Doc from Texas with a wicked southern drawl. After we did CPR all the way to the hospital and pumped the stiffs full of drugs. the Doc wolud say. What are you doing, “When there dead there dead.”

          • jim e June 24, 2024 at 10:58 pm #

            As I listen to the Brazil v Costa Rica game at SoFi, I will answer your question… The death rattle I have heard.

          • OG June 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm #

            Hi elmo. I’m unclear why you’d ask me such a thing … but, in the spirit of cooperative debate, I’ll respond to your simple question.

            No, I have never been witness to someone that is on their last breath.

          • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:15 am #

            What a terrible doctor. Was he suggesting that you not try to keep them alive?

            A burnout. So many in the medical industry. You too?

          • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            Jarek, without a DNR order we were required to perform all the BS heroics. Terminal patients , wasted away with cancer, and we would have to perform CPR and all that shit on them. Cracking ribs was commonplace. Horrible. I’m a big guy and doing CPR in the back of a moving ambulance is not conducive to gentle loving care. I myself would prefer to go in peace without a sweating asshole pushing on my sternum.

          • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

            Did you break any ribs?

            When I asked how many cars you hit with the snow plow you didn’t answer. I expect no answer here either.

          • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 8:41 am #

            Jarek, I must have missed your snowplow question. I NEVER hit any cars but one hit me and the plow. there was one driver, (a woman driving like an a-hole ) spun out into my lane and totaled her car and my ’69 wagoneer, and put herself and her dog in the hospital. I was driving about 15 mph at the time and she lost it in a corner doing maybe 40. I grabbed my steering wheel so hard that it became inverted. I had nothing but a strained wrist.

        • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 8:30 am #

          Yea, I broke ribs. They break easy. I hated it when people called for the ambulance as their beloved breathed their last. Everybody knew it was coming. Let ’em go in peace for chrissakes.. Either they did not get a DNR or they could not find it in the panic of the moment. So here we are , required by law to rush them to the hospital, intubate them, pump drugs, perform CPR, run up a big bill, and all for naught. Doctor calls it as soon as he gets the story.My partner and I look at each other, WTF Sometimes we would get a rhythm and the patient would go to the cardiac floor for a couple days and then die. Another huge bill. When the big C stops your heart there’s no coming back and it’s actually a relief for all involved

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

            Well this I agree with. If a person dies during a long, fatal illness, then the suffering is over for them and for everyone else. Indeed, why bring them back for more “fun”?

          • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

            So. for once we agree on something. Kudos to you my obstinate, obdurate friend.What has it been? 15-20 years butting heads on this we site?

          • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

            website

      • GreenAlba June 24, 2024 at 7:03 pm #

        “Russia seized Crimea in 2014 …”

        Crimea belonged to Russia until Kruschev handed it to Ukraine without asking its citizens. The only people who should get to bleat about Crimea are the Tatars, as far as I can see.

        • BackRowHeckler June 24, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

          Crimea is an interesting place, where east meets west, the crossroads of the world. The Golden Hordes from the east — carrying bubonic plague in their caravans from Mongolia — laid siege to Sevastopol in the mid 14th century; relief ships from Venice and Marseilles carried the plague back into Europe. (With devastating consequences)

          • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

            Covid? haha. it’s all fun and games until the Black Death comes knockin’.

          • stelmosfire June 24, 2024 at 9:15 pm #

            Modern medicine will save us. Take the shot!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

            Covid-19: The disease that cried wolf.

          • OG June 24, 2024 at 11:57 pm #

            Pfizer CEO says COVID was just a test… “a rehearsal” for something bigger yet to come

            naturalnews.com/2024-06-23-pfizer-comment-covid-test-rehearsal.html

            When Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that COVID-19 was just a test, it pretty much flew under the radar, but history tells us this comment could prove to be more of a warning than an off-handed comment.

            “I truly think the best days of Pfizer are ahead of us because Covid was, for me, like a rehearsal, prove generali, how you can mobilize an organization and do the impossible, possible, against a main disease,” Bourla said.

            It’s a pretty ominous statement when you think about it considering that when we look back, we can often find instances where someone warned us, either directly or in a more subtle way, that something bad was brewing but no one heeded the warning.

            ***
            Bu-bu-bu-baby you just ain’t seen nothin’ yet
            – Randy Bachman

          • Blackbird June 25, 2024 at 12:03 am #

            Everyone who has laid claim to the Crimea has taken it from someone else – like every other place in the world.

            I say give it back to the Scythians – if you can find them. If not, then give it back to the Goths – they need a new home to replace Sweden.

          • GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

            StE. Re black death and other delights, they are working on modRNA antibiotics as we speak. Everything is to be modRNA, because it proved itself to be doubleplusgood for covid*. Other antibiotics will be retired after you’ve been propagandised into believing they don’t work any more.

            *Obviously you have to be prepared to be a coincidence theorist when you read things like this:

            ‘Flight NE130 from Cairo to Taif, Saudi Arabia diverted to Jeddah, when Captain Hassan Youssef Adas, passed away suddenly mid-flight.

            Announcement of the co-pilot:
            “I apologize for changing the flight path to King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah due to the death of my brother and friend, Captain Hassan.” ‘

            Can’t remember whose Twitter a/c I copied it from or would provide a link.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 10:32 pm #

        Some politician, or related, in maybe Estonia, apparently said that Russia’s too big. Funny, but I might have said that hereon. In any event, there may be many politcos who feel that way, that Russia is juicy with all those minerals and land and whatnot and that it would do well to be carved up into smaller bite-sized morsels. If they think so, it should be interesting to see if or how that works out. How much money has been poured into the hunt so far? I wonder what the cutoff might be– when will it be too much?

        • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 10:31 am #

          Zaz

          It is interesting that Siberia, Russia East, is being “invaded” by Chinese.

          Probably encouraged.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 25, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

            Encouraged by whom?

      • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 1:50 am #

        You said you weren’t “into” Ukraine. Looks like you lied. You want a three front World War. You will stand beside Admiral Levine to the bitter end.

        • benr June 25, 2024 at 9:21 am #

          I lied?

          No, I asked a simple question and made a comment about going to war with the expectation that at some point the other side will manage to attack your country.
          Then asked if these missile platforms were being run by Ukrainians or Americans.
          Russia can’t whine if it was Ukrainians.
          I have zero skin in the game on this one and would rather see both sides settle this before more people are killed.

          • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 10:47 am #

            Benr

            War is the Fourth Turning, it is the resolution of a division between two peoples. It is a philosophy change. It is NEVER resolved by ceasefires or any “we’ll see” answer.

            War needs to be targeted to win, to obliterate the other side. This is the mistake that America has made over and over since WW2. If any group of mankind decides to war, it must commit to win, if not the war just delays for a moment and restarts. Over and over and over.

            OG, that is why I am FOR Israel and Bibi to end this debacle, both north and south once and for all, just like WW2 with Germany and Japan. Japan- we dropped two nukes on them and destroyed Tokyo with incendiaries and the SOBs in government still wanted to continue fighting. I support Congress’s effort to get the job done, for Israel to clobber the Hamas and Hezbollah proxies once and for all. If it means river to sea, so be it. If the Pali folks support and hide the Hamas thugs, then they are combatants and will be collateral damage, period. Your supposedly sympathetic attitude about those poor Palis belies your real antipathy against Israel, of which you and I will never agree. So yes, I support our support for Israel and would agree with Congress and Biden on it.

            Oh, BTW, Austin came out yesterday and stated that almost no aid from the 26 billion has made it to Israel as a policy shift by Biden. I think the proper word is two faced, a Leftist directive. My guess, they are busily making weapons right now after realizing we do not have enough right now to protect ourselves,

            And you too, Canadian.

          • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:31 am #

            So Biden may be doing the Leftist song and dance again, promise everything and produce nothing.

  32. The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 10:16 pm #

    Your Ideology Is Showing

    Doris Lessing: a great novelist and brilliant mind. Though, yes, communism was her blind spot.

    In her great novel The Golden Notebook, however, she criticized it with nuance and elegance, giving the inside scoop on what actually happened during meetings, as well as the incisive character assessments of those who were attracted to the ideology.” ~ Soul Forensics (upthread)

    —-

    In these sorts of convos, there appears a kind of implicit assumption of/for some kind of current and/or one-size-fits-all sociopolitical model…

    Communism is fine, drag-queen story hour is fine, boy-raising lesbos are fine, creationist theory in grade schools is fine, mandatory vaccinations are fine– for whoever wants them.

    And that won’t be everyone.

    —-

    “With few exceptions, lesbians hate boys and men far more than gays hate girls or women. It should be a criminal offense for lesbians to try to raise boys.” ~ Soul Forensics

    • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 1:53 am #

      There are universal truths, thus universal values. The average Christian thinks the Ten Commandments are unique. They are utterly wrong about that.

      Mandatory vaccinations are fine for whoever wants them? As Scotty said on Star Trek, Care to rephrase that, laddy?

      • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 8:19 am #

        The average pharisee also believes this.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 25, 2024 at 9:01 am #

        Mandatory vaccinations are fine for whoever wants them? As Scotty said on Star Trek, Care to rephrase that, laddy?” ~ Jarek

        Stockholm Syndrome? Master and servant? S&M? (shrug)

        • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 10:54 am #

          Nope, it is ignorant lazy people who would rather believe in and do what the government says without question.

          It is significant, like 50% of the population.

          One of the dumbest demographics of the American population is that college graduates support the Leftist Dem side. It make you wonder about the future, allowing universities brain wash these kids. The good news is that kids in Gen Z+ are opting out of college, realizing what a trap it is. There will be a conservative movement to the electorate as a consequence, hopefully.

          BTW, those hard core Leftist college grads to a large degree fail in their careers and turn to the universal pit for failures, politics.

      • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:31 am #

        “The average Christian thinks the Ten Commandments are unique. They are utterly wrong about that.”

        If they were given to Moses at M. Sinai, how could they be unique to Christianity? Do these Christians think they are unique to Christianity because Jews rejected them when they rejected Jesus?

        • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:01 am #

          I believe Hammurabi put out a set of laws for his people to follow, before the Ten Commandments.

          God decided that the way to convince the world of His existence and the worth of His Way was to create a core of people and groom them with His rules, hence the Commandments.

          He then seeded other areas with Hebrew dislocations like the Assyrian, Babylonian and Roman Diasporas. The final global spread started with Jesus, the Acts of the Apostles and Paul and ended with the Diaspora. Get it? Christians and Jews have been doing the same function, ‘Spreading the word” for God for 2000 years. The animosity is stupid.

        • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

          The moral codes of Buddhism, Hinduism, etc are amazingly similar. It’s almost as if they were drawing from the same Truth.

          The Jews didn’t preach to non-Jews, John. They are a people who shall dwell alone, as Jehovah or somebody said.

          • malthuss June 25, 2024 at 4:33 pm #

            HINDUISM–Dravidianism was a source for
            jainism
            sufism
            buddhism

            and what else?

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

            Maybe Jainism and Shaivism. Buddha was an Aryan with blue eyes.

            Sufism? Where are you getting that from? It’s from the Middle East.

  33. The Man They Call Zazelle June 24, 2024 at 10:37 pm #

    Let me get this straight.” ~ benr

    —-

    Ok.

    • OG June 24, 2024 at 11:50 pm #

      benr bitches and complains about the US PTB while, at the same time, he fights for them. Yes, he does indeed have much to try and straighten.

      • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 1:54 am #

        Quite so. When is he going to meet himself on the level and in the square as they say in Masonry?

      • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:12 am #

        Bullshit. Benr reaches what he thinks that the USA should be and is pissed off by how badly recent history has shown the failure of the political class in the Deep State has done its job.

        The job? Enforce the US Constitution and protect the lives and rights of the American people.

        What is being left behind in the USA by its government was the “shining light on the hill”. That light has just about been extinguished by the Deep State.

        The USA has made one major error over the last 70 years. When you have been designated to be the Top Cop for the world, you kick ass. All these wars we have fought have a common denominator, we never won any of them. We never even defined victory, just fought and fought and fought until the public got sick of losing folks. That is a direct result of the corruption of the Deep State by the MIC. We are now wallowing in the aftermath of the many “other sides” now coming back to undo what we have tried to accomplish, thanks to our internal politics. BRICS+++++ is a direct reflection of this.

        All Empires crumble from internal corruption.

  34. Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:13 am #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2024/06/british-wwii-veterans-unhappy-with-whats-become-of-the-country-they-fought-for-2/

    A review of Nicholas Pringle’s 2012 book, Unknown Warriors.

    Attn Alba

    • GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      Thank you. I’ll pass on the Amren article, but I’ve put the book on my list. Hopefully I will still be sufficiently compos mentis to manage my own commentary.

      • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:31 pm #

        Hurry up it goes quick at our advanced age.

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      I would point out that the same message can be said of the USA veterans from WW2. And VietNam.

      • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:16 am #

        Oops, and Korea.

        I would also predict that the veterans in Canada would feel the same way.

  35. SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 2:58 am #

    Sometimes i feel like X can be a toxic tunnel

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  36. SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 3:15 am #

    I just read that the Supremes have extended their term into July which is apparently super rare. To prepare for big decisions. It does feel like there are a lot of intense energies right now. This is all happening as we are having major solar activity too I might add just so you are thinking about that on the back burner.

  37. SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 3:21 am #

    Julian Assange is free after reaching a plea deal with the regime’s DOJ. So a lot of people are happy and i am glad he is free but I don’t feel like celebrating yet. What was the deal? Is journalism essentially illegal? There is nothing good about this regime so I dunno I just don’t trust things on that. On the other hand Alex Jones is not being shut down and liquidated. It sounds like “the families” are showing their hands in the state courts right now. More info to come once the battle is done lol. i always meet my obligations.

    • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

      Jones is not? Is that a mistake? But yes, amazing news on Assange. Maybe he was simply too big to shut away and kill.

      His wife worked tirelessly on his behalf. Such a wife is a blessing.

      • SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

        Well i think they are going to get their pound of flesh from him so to speak but it sounds like not as bad as some people are trying to say. Here is Alex’s video i based my assessment on

        rumble.com/v53iwo4-alex-jones-responds-to-reports-of-infowars-imminent-closure.html

  38. tom clark June 25, 2024 at 8:52 am #

    Condolences to our Canadian friends on the Edmonton Oilers loss to the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup finals. Somehow, I have trouble with the concept of Florida as the new “State of Hockey”, but I guess a lot of transplanted Canucks now call it home.

    • Land of the Banned June 25, 2024 at 9:11 am #

      Lucky for you, they all need carports too!

      • tom clark June 25, 2024 at 10:05 am #

        Disinterested! Jimbo let you back in…now behave yourself this time!

        • Land of the Banned June 25, 2024 at 10:11 am #

          Shhhhhh…. Be vewwy vewwy quiet! I’m hunting bunny wabbit!

    • RD3 June 25, 2024 at 9:28 am #

      When most hockey moved from frozen ponds to large, indoor arenas, hockey players could be from anywhere. I realized this about 20 years ago when players from California and the Carolinas started to play D-1 hockey and be drafted into the NHL. Around here, western PA, we have a steady stream of players making the NHL.

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      For at least 6 months of the year anyway.

  39. benr June 25, 2024 at 9:14 am #

    The campaign for war with Russia appears to be spinning up wondering if this is real of just made up shit.
    I mean it is MSN and they do tend to lie a lot.

    msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-commanders-throwing-soldiers-into-pits-and-starving-them-for-minor-offenses

    Russian military commanders punish their subordinates for disobedience and minor offenses. Those who fall out of favor are placed into a pit and starved with the aim of re-education, informs the National Resistance Center.

    “Russia’s unchanged approaches to the formation and education of the morale of its armed forces are observed in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region,” the report states.

    It is noted that more than 120 Russian military personnel are currently held in the Donetsk pit for various offenses against their commanders.

    “For the slightest offense, they are imprisoned here, denied food and water so that the “soldier” can rethink his mission in a special atmosphere,” the NRC reports.

    It is said that those who end up in this “correctional facility” potentially become assault troops and soon carry out tasks in hot spots on the front line.
    “And as for the life expectancy of recruited Russian soldiers. For example, those who want to fight against Ukraine and get to the front by signing a contract with the Russian Ministry of Attack in prison live no more than eight months,” the National Resistance Center concludes.

    Russian ‘meat assaults’

    It is worth noting that Russian commanders often send occupiers who have somehow misbehaved while serving in the invading army into assault battles.

    These are often order violators or those who disagree with the Russian military leadership’s rhetoric regarding combat decisions. To avoid unnecessary problems, Russian military leadership uses such manpower in directions on the front where heavy fighting takes place.

    • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

      @ benr ” wondering if this is real or just made up shit.”

      I’ve got a clue for you benr – most everything you are reading and then regurgitating here is from “made up shit”.

      • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

        Thanks for stating your very biased opinion but I try and deal in facts.
        Try it sometime.

  40. stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 10:17 am #

    -94 at Vostok Station. Code Blue in Santiago, Chile. Record cold since 1950. What goes around comes around. HEAT DOME over USA. Floods in Midwest. Just another day in Paradise. Ten days of sunshine. No rain in sight. No wonder they have wildfires. Nice weather here in the NE. What doesn’t the MSM understand about the weather?

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    • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      ca.news.yahoo.com/chiles-capital-faces-fiercest-cold-194724758.html

      • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        Hmm, I wonder how the AGW folks are going to spin this?

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:26 am #

      Because the MSM has lost the connection between the brain and the mouth.

      Have you seen the rant by Bowman D-NY, full of hate for Israel, they cannot get him on TV enough, even Fox.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

        America needn’t hate Israel. America need only cease financing Israel with money that it doesn’t even have to begin with. D’uh!

        • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

          After the US dollar is worthless and America is broke to the point nobody loans her money anymore – well – after that, most of Israel will pack up and move back home to wherever they or their ancestors came from. Without US help Israel cannot exist. This problem will eventually solve itself.

          • malthuss June 25, 2024 at 7:08 pm #

            The wandering Israelis are all over.
            Maybe more in el ay than NYC.

            and just everywhere [except gaza].

      • Not_GeorgeT June 26, 2024 at 4:50 am #

        JAZ, I caught it as I was walking by a tv (not being a tv-watcher)

        Waving the stool around, such a clown. It would have been rich if he re-enacted pulling the fire alarm in the Capitol Building

        But the high point was when he called for his supportes to give a ‘Bronx Cheer”.

        What a dimwitted asshole.

    • SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

      They understand it but they don’t want to understand it

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 25, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

      Nebraska? Any good?

  41. BackRowHeckler June 25, 2024 at 10:21 am #

    “Crimea was culturally Greek for 2 thousand years, and even retained its Greek characteristic when occupied by the Romans. In medieval times Crimea was a principality of Venice and Genoa.”

    The Mongols laid siege on Crimea in the 13th century but ultimately were willing to accept the Genovese & Venetians as commercial trading partners.

    Here we have an example of east-west cooperation. Good thing too because Europeans were busy with the Crusades… with an eye on the Golden Hordes, who threatened to assault & occupy western Europe all the way to the English Channel. As it was they got into Hungary, and were threatening Vienna. It was a close run thing.

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 11:22 am #

      The Balkanization of Yugoslavia was the latest Christian-Muslim split. What Turkey is doing right now, re NATO is just another example. Israel another as Fundamentalist Christians support the Jews in Israel.

      The latest crusade?

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:53 pm #

        “Fundamentalist Christians support the Jews in Israel” while the Jews in Israel accept their money (of course) and call them goyim (i.e. animals).

        Talk about stupid. It’s a totally abusive relationship.

    • SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

      The Huns and Magyars were able to make their way into France. The Mongols never got there. Thank God for Germans!!

  42. messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

    jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-806634

    A newly surfaced document has revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and intelligence systems had detailed knowledge of Hamas’s plan to raid Israel and kidnap 250 people weeks before the October 7 massacre.

    The document, which was compiled in the Gaza Division, outlined Hamas’s intentions and was known to top intelligence officials, according to a report by Kan News.

    Did they really ignore this? Or did they want to use it as an excuse for ethnic cleansing and to take over the territory?

    • OG June 25, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

      Ignore it? Heck, they intentionally stood down for it.

      “They left us like sitting ducks.”
      – IDF soldier working on abandoned border watch on 10/7

      “Israel’s 9/11” indeed.

      ***
      Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is a war criminal. We all know that.

      • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

        “Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is a war criminal. We all know that.”

        OG, there you go again. How can you “know” this. How do you “know” anything besides what you have read on the internet. You know that it’s cold up there in the great white north. You’ve experienced it. Therefore you can speak with knowledge about it. As far as your stupid Glit score. You weren’t there so you really don’t know shit.

        Remember Laihana, 8/8/2023.

        An out of control wildfire.

        • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

          apnews.com/article/maui-lahaina-wildfire-investigation-report-timeline-860741c4d8e15fa1784354dd67713dee

          • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

            Recorded 911 operator,” “If you can’t drive, get out of your car and run.”

            Me in my car,” Nah, I’ll just sit here and wait for a fireman.”

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

            While FBI grad, Vegas Turkey Shoot incident commander [whatever the flip that is!], Maui Police Chief/Coroner John Pelletier’s goons blocked all exits.

            God gave you a brain to use, elmo. Give it a shot.

        • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

          Stepmom: are you saying the IDF did not know?

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

            Elmo: maybe that will make it thru autocorrect.

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

            elmo is going, “La La La!” as loud as he possibly can while covering his ears to protect his fragile little brain (with its PTB-worship delusions) from the truth. Sad but true.

            The awakening is coming, elmo.

            You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
            – Ayn Rand

        • OG June 25, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

          You are very stupid, elmo. Of course we can “know” things even if they are outside of our own yard!

          For example, I know that portions of Northwestern Iowa are flooded today even though I’ve never been there.

          Smarten up.

          ***
          I know that Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is a war criminal because collective punishment is a war crime and he has slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent women and children with his collective punishment of them. It doesn’t take a genius but apparently it does take more than what you’re struggling with.

          ***
          As for our GLT, see:

          kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/here-it-comes-2/#comment-883014

          upthread. Either respond to that or stfu.

          • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

            STFU? Witty comeback. is that your standard response?

            Shit , you Seal-fuckers can’t even keep the Stanley Cup. Beatin’ by a bunch of Sunshine State boys.

          • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm #

            “Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo is a war criminal because collective punishment is a war crime and he has slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent women and children”

            The USA slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent women and children while conducting the failed war in Vietnam. We were there because we had a “domino theory.” This theory turned out to be utter bullshit, and the USA has still to apologize for the war crimes in Vietnam. Instead of complaining about Israel’s war crimes – how about ours. Afghanistan? That was another failure with trillions of dollars pissed away. Korea? That failed. Korea still scares us to this very day! At the moment, the Houthis, a small hole in wall 3rd world country, are beating our ass in the Red Sea.

          • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

            And the Russians have not apologized yet for the mass rape of German women. And the Japanese for the mass rape of Chinese and Korean women. And Zulus for killing our kids at blood river by dashing their heads against stones as King David talks about in the Bible.

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 4:03 pm #

            McNamara apologized for Vietnam.

          • stelmosfire June 25, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

            You are very stupid, elmo.

            OG you are an idiot..

          • elysianfield June 25, 2024 at 5:36 pm #

            Saint,
            Canadian humor. A guy was walking along a path in the frozen waste that is Canada, and he comes upon a guy working on his snowmobile. He inquires;
            “Blow a seal”? To which the guy responded while wiping his mouth “Uh no, that is just mayonnaise from my sandwich….”

          • Groundhog June 25, 2024 at 6:50 pm #

            Jarek says:

            “And the Russians have not apologized yet for the mass rape of German women.”

            Tough shit. The Russians were in a particularly foul mood when they were chasing the Germans all the way back to Berlin. Russia had lost – according to some new estimates based on studying old records – up to 30 million people during WWII. Russian villages had been massacred by SS units. The German women can blame part of their misfortune on German soldiers and SS units that had *really* pissed off the Russians. Most of those women were lucky they weren’t raped *and* killed.

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 10:10 pm #

            OG: Either respond to that or stfu.

            elmo: STFU? Witty comeback. is that your standard response?

            Umm … I gave you a choice … but you did neither. Your criticisms of our GLT hold no water yet you keep pretending that your hands are wet.

            ***
            Groundhog – you are 100% correct. The big difference is that Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo’s war crimes are current. They are war crimes in progress and, as such, are the most timely to discuss here in 2024.

          • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 9:00 am #

            I’ve read that Saskatchewan’s have large reginas.

          • messianicdruid June 26, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

            Sasquatch Haven is just large.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 27, 2024 at 10:03 am #

            Shit , you Seal-fuckers can’t even keep the Stanley Cup.

            Regardless of the argument between elmo and OG, this is good stuff ^^^. lol

      • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

        We all know that!!!

        Stop with that arrogant bullshit, please. You want respect for your opinion, try respecting others,

        For once.

        • OG June 25, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

          Respect? From elmo? I’d rather be right.

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 10:15 pm #

            You attack me for simply stating the truth: Collective punishment is war crime and Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo has killed tens of thousands in his collective punishment of Gazans.

            And we do all know that.

            It’s not about me, JAZ. Ad homming me is merely a diversionary tactic to avoid the irrefutable truth in this matter. Clearly.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 9:05 am #

            You get attacked for being arrogant and a loudmouth.
            You really do appear to be a troll.

    • malthuss June 25, 2024 at 6:57 pm #

      THANKS

    • BackRowHeckler June 25, 2024 at 9:17 pm #

      Messi, Israel may have had an inkling of Hamas Oct. 7 plan, the problem is, Israeli Intelligence might uncover a dozen of these plans per month … Hamas is always cooking up plots to damage Israel, that’s all they do. Determining which threats are credible and likely and which are not, is the hard part. Israel is surrounded by enemies and it’s not easy to maintain a state of eternal vigilance.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

        Thus the most secure border on earth stood down for 10+ hours while fifteen (15) breaches (each big enough for terrorists on dirt bikes) were established through the most secure border wall on earth and gaggles of paragliders slowly flocked to and fro overhead to the youth music festival relocated there just two days prior notwithstanding all the known intelligence for that area that day and 10 minutes would be an unacceptably slow response even with no intelligence whatsoever. Makes sense.

        Wanna buy a bridge? Once it’s yours, you could put up a toll booth at each end and make a fortune.

        ***
        You’re a GLT Zero, right Heckler?

        Hint: They called 10/7 “Israel’s 9/11” for a reason.

      • messianicdruid June 26, 2024 at 4:19 pm #

        BRH – kind of like the FBI.

  43. messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

    benr said, “George Washington would sing a different tune now as would ALL the founding fathers of MY country.”

    stelmosfire – how does benr “ know “ this?

    • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

      See, we are comparing the “detailed knowledge” available to the IDF prior to Oct. 7 with the knowledge that is alleged to be held by benr of circumstances centuries ago.

    • benr June 25, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

      Because he would have a different life experience today than he had then that is how.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 9:44 pm #

        I see. So now we can all just ignore all of mankind’s history and simply state that all historical figures would completely agree with our world view if they were alive today.

        Good thinking.

        • OG June 25, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

          So you claim that George Washington would do a complete 180 today while I claim that he wouldn’t.

          It’s rather useless and childish, eh?

          • benr June 25, 2024 at 10:31 pm #

            Or you are completely and utterly clueless as to how human minds work and just a garden variety troll.

            You raised three hundred years ago would be a different person than you are today with a totally different view of the world and understanding of events.

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 10:55 pm #

            Yes. But that fact hardly justifies you claiming to know that George Washington would do a complete 180 and go completely against what he strongly advised then to be lockstep with you now.

            Talk about ridiculous. That very well may be the most ridiculous argument that I’ve ever read.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 8:52 am #

            Only in your warped mind.

            It’s a smaller world where one can be in Europe one day, America the next and Africa a day later.
            To circumnavigate the globe in Washingtons life took months not a day and the possibility of dying in the process was pretty high.
            News doesn’t take weeks or months to arrive it is almost instant.

            We now live in an age one rogue country can roast the citizenry of another with a touch of a button.

            Having interconnected mutual aid treaties makes sense after two horrible world wars.
            Yes, Washington would be a different person only the most obtuse person in the world would think

            Your argument is lacking in rational thought and logic.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 8:55 am #

            would think otherwise.

  44. Jarek June 25, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/EDbKFG821DR0/

    The rule for Holy War: Do not spare a single soul.
    The rabbi is emphatic: Don’t try and be clever with the Torah. It says, Do not spare a single soul and that’s what it means. The soldiers of today are the children who were spared last time. And the children are born from women who were spared.

    The rabbi is correct. That is what the Torah says. The Torah is part of your Old Testament. So do you accept it like John Az? Or realize that it was inspired by Satan?

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

      So the Old Testament is inspired by Satan, huh? How about the Revelation, Jarek, a Book in the New Testament where the End Times are described. The End Times, when Jesus (God) is going to destroy the humanity of Earth that does not line up with His ways. You invent a benevolent God, who will bend to your ego trips, which he is not.

      You have said that the core of the Jewish religion and its offshoot, Christianity, is a derivative of Satan? If there was ever a doubt about your anti-semitism, it is gone.

      Yes, I accept the Bible for what it is, humanity’s ongoing relationship with God. And proud of it.

      • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

        “If there was ever a doubt about your anti-semitism, it is gone.”

        Another definition to keep track of? Come on man, we haven’t nailed down the first one yet!

        • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

          Defining semitism [ shem itism ] should come first.

          Ancestor worship, hero worship, group reverence, race worship, self- worship…?

        • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

          Anti-semitism or anti-shemitism, whatever.

          Today, it is dislike for Jews, whether middle eastern or otherwise. Otherwise is most of the population of Israel, European.

          Why do the USA and most of Europe support Israel’s existence? Easy, they are a bit of fully armed West in the middle of a region that is an armed camp ready to explode. As the source of oil for most of the west’s supplementary needs comes from the Middle East, having a whipping boy in the area is a positive. Especially if that whipping boy has the capability to send the bad boys into the Stone Age.

          So call it what you will, antisemitic, Anti-Jewish or Anti-Zionist, it is hate for a sector of the world’s society that has prevailed through the ages under the banner of a God. All the Jew haters of the past are gone, Israel exists in their Promised Land.

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 6:19 pm #

            “Today, it is dislike for Jews, whether middle eastern or otherwise.”

            I’m not interested in “call (ing) it what you will”.

            We can’t even talk about it because everybody and his dog is calling it [ our subject ] what they will.

            Now, instead of historical, scriptural, traditional, and quoting from their own materials, you come up with “whatever”.

            kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/time-to-jettison-the-animals/#comment-880145

          • OG June 25, 2024 at 9:33 pm #

            Opposing Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo’s war crimes and not wanting to finance them is not hate.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 9:01 am #

            Yet opposing Bibi in his bid to destroy Hamas is supporting Hamas who is actually guilty of murder, rape, torture and attempting the Genocide of every Israeli which includes Arabs, Jews, Christians and a raft of other people.
            Failure to do so just means Hamas will continue its reign of terror and murder.

            Might be time for the idiots in Gaza to put better people into power with a different mission.
            Say developing industry, tourism, food production, energy production and putting together an actual country instead of a violent welfare state.

      • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

        Not all of it, just parts. Christ himself will have to “break it down” for us when He returns.

        • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

          “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.“

          It is our job.

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            So it’s not His book? Very smart people have worked to obfuscate it over a long period of time.

            We can’t solve all of our own problems. Like over-population. You haven’t realized that yet? Sorting out the Bible is another one we can’t solve.

            Sure, maybe an individual here and there who is in touch with their divine spark. But that’s not what we’re talking about, right? Or at least I wasn’t.

        • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

          Per Revelation, the first 144000 folks admitted to Heaven are going to be Jews. Per the inspiration for John’s book, Jesus.

          12 tribes, 12000 each.

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

            You’re not into symbology [ typology ] much are you?

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

            What tribe does Abraham belong to?

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 10:32 pm #

            The Jewish Nation only had two tribes [ Judah, Benjamin ] and a few of the Levites. Just wondering out loud, what tribe[ s ] were Issac
            and Jacob part of?

        • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 9:58 am #

          @ Jarek who just wrote ” Christ himself will have to “break it down” for us when He returns.

          What makes you think Christ will return? Will he be reincarnated and born the old fashioned way via a new Mary – or will he arrive by spaceship with great fanfare and horns blaring?

          The historical Jesus would have been utterly astonished by the cult that was made about him later after he died. The historical Jesus in the synoptic gospels was preaching about a “kingdom of heaven” that was to arrive soon – but never did. “Apostle” Paul preached that it was just around the corner. Nope. As the years went by the stories about Jesus changed him from a simple man to a God/man hybrid of some sort. Jesus didn’t call himself God in the synoptic gospels, that came around 70 years later in the gospel of John.

          But those stories they made up about Jesus were already familiar to the gentiles that Paul was preaching to. Paul and Christians like him just repackaged and rewrote contemporary Greco-Roman mythology and blended it with Judaism, claiming to have the new and improved version of Judaism to offer the world. The latest fad, in other worlds, is here courtesy of this new apostle who never met Jesus in person. All ya gotta do is believe Paul’s Christology – no need to follow Jewish law.

          Here we are 2000 years later and it’s been a no show for this Jesus guy so far. But it can happen any moment now! If the dude really does show up and starts preaching again about peace, love, brotherhood, turning the other cheek etc. in the soon-to-be kingdom of heaven on the way – well – we’ll just nail him to a cross and shut him up again. Can’t have anybody around talking like that!

          We want war, famine, and death. We want armies on the march and missiles flying! Jesus can go back to wherever he came from, and he can stick the kumbaya stuff where the sun don’t shine.

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

            You vile creep. Thank you for not pretending to love Christ like you used to do.

          • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

            ” Thank you for not pretending to love Christ like you used to do.”

            Everyone has their own versions and ideas about Jesus and who he was. When a person is 100% certain they have the only “correct” version of Jesus then they’ll tell you that you don’t love Christ unless you love their particular version of him. That’s how religious wars get started.

            Very smart and knowledgeable people have asked the question about just who was the historical Jesus as opposed to the mythical one. People like Albert Schweitzer weren’t afraid to ask that question.

      • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 10:06 pm #

        “So the Old Testament is inspired by Satan, huh?“

        Why do you immediately change the subject?

        I have questions about “Old Testament”.

        I have questions about “inspired”.

        I have questions about “Satan”.

        Do you not wonder what in hell he is talking about before introducing a new [ holy ] rabbit?

    • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

      “So do you accept it like John Az?”

      Who are you talking to?

      • Jarek June 25, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

        The crowd. The mob. Friends, Romans, Countrymen.

        You forgot to put your h in Semite. No anti-Semite you!

        • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

          “Defining semitism [ shem itism ] should come first.”

          Slow down.

          • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

            “All the descendants of Shem are have shemitic blood. Applying prophecies to people that are incapable of fulfilling them [ Thomas Paine ] causes people to discount prophecy, or to restrict their understanding of what is happening.”

          • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

            Now nothing but haches (the real spelling of h). You ARE an anti-Shemite then.

  45. SoftStarLight June 25, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

    There may have been an attempt on Viktor Orban?

    cnn.com/2024/06/24/europe/viktor-orban-euro-2024-road-accident-intl-latam/index.html

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  46. Jarek June 25, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

    Barnhardt

    A Note on Shame: St. John the Baptist, Salome and Mrs. Beryl Muspratt

    There are a few points on the subject of shame that I would like to expand upon. The first comes from the novel “Brideshead Revisited”, which demonstrates, completely contrary to the Modernist, post-Christian, Bergoglian anti-church heresy, how shame is a medicinal mercy.

    If we can self-generate shame without having to have it applied from the exterior, then so much the better. But for many people, the shaming must be generated, at least initially, externally. This is a function of charity – true charity, not the mindless platitude consisting of indifference yielding permissiveness, or in giving people “free stuff”, or just simply “what makes them happy”. No, true charity is joy in the existence of another and thus a focused desire that that person make it to heaven. Full stop.

    If you are not familiar with Brideshead Revisited, the context is easily explained. Set between the World Wars in England, Julia is civilly divorced from yet sacramentally married to Rex, and is shacking up with Charles, who is also civilly divorced. Charles and Julia make a real cute couple and “love” each other (inasmuch as people who express their “love” for one another do so by knowingly flagellating and crucifying Christ in exchange for having an orgasm, can actually be said to love one another in any honest sense of the word.)

    [Bridey has just announced his engagement to Beryl Muspratt, a widow with three children. Julia asks why he hasn’t brought Beryl to Brideshead to meet her]

    Lord Brideshead ‘Bridey’: [pompously] You must understand that Beryl is a woman of strict Catholic principle, fortified by the prejudices of the middle classes. I couldn’t *possibly* bring her here. It is a matter of indifference whether you choose to live in sin with Rex or Charles or both – I have always avoided enquiry into the details of your ménage – but in no case would Beryl consent to be your guest.
    Julia Mottram: Why, you pompous ass!
    [Julia walks out of the room, holding back tears]
    Charles Ryder: Bridey! What a bloody offensive thing to say to Julia.
    Lord Brideshead ‘Bridey’: [coldly] It was nothing she should object to. I was merely stating a fact well known to her.

    Long story short, Julia eventually breaks off her affair with Charles and lives at home, alone for the rest of her life, reconciled to Our Lord through His Holy Church, namely through the Sacrament of Confession.

    Beryl Muspratt, painted by all of the protagonists as a villain, ugly, frumpy, judgmental, and emblematic of “everything wrong with the Church”, even though she is never directly seen in the novel, only discussed and quoted a few times by others, is the most heroic figure in the novel. She is reported as always being kind to Julia, but unwavering in her defense of the Truth, in this case the Truth about marriage and the Sixth Commandment. Thus, she could never consent to being a guest in the home of a woman – even her own sister-in-law – whom she knows to be Living in Sin, because to do so would ratify the sin itself, ratify the torture and murder of God Himself, and also REDUCE the likelihood that Julia (and Charles) would repent, correct their situation, and die confessed and in a state of grace, be that five minutes hence, or five decades. Beryl cannot coerce Julia or anyone else to love God, but she can and rightly does apply medicinal shame to Julia in the hopes that the pain of that shame might lead Julia to stop torturing and killing Christ, and thus utterly rejecting His Love in favor of having orgasms with a cute guy, and in so doing, damning herself to hell.

    It is precisely because Julia was made to feel PROFOUNDLY ASHAMED by Beryl refusing to enter her home that Julia set out on the road to repentance. If Beryl had been a typical Novus Ordo “church of Nice” Kathy-zombie of today and sought to “encounter” Julia with the “tender caresses” of FAUX MERCY, manifested by indifference to Julia and her mortally sinful lifestyle, Julia would have been EDIFIED AND CONFIRMED IN HER SIN, and thus would not have repented and corrected. And neither would Charles – both would have been lost to hell, in all likelihood.

    Interestingly, Bridey, the older brother, is revealed by his own words as being “indifferent“, and thus it is BRIDEY, with his lack of charity for the soul of his own sister, that is the most villainous character in this particular scene. But even then, he concludes by stating that Julia has no right to object to the statement of facts which she already knows – namely the Sixth Commandment and Our Lord’s words in Matthew 19. The only thing Julia has a right to object to or be hurt by is Bridey, her own brother, declaring that he is “indifferent” to her sin, and thus to the fate of his own sister’s soul, not to mention Charles’ soul. That’s it. And Beryl Muspratt is indeed the heroine of the novel.

    Finally, here is a very powerful image of Salome with the severed head of John the Baptist. It was technically Salome’s mother, Herodias, who was condemned by John for her illicit marriage and thus agitated her daughter to request John’s execution, but the symbolism of the shameless, sinful woman smugly looking down at John’s head is the point. Note the rehearsed air of power, the heavily practiced pose of defiance and victory, her features hard and joyless. Now look at The Baptist’s face. Even in death, his face is soft and quick, still emoting a genuine CHARITY. He almost looks to be making eye contact with the woman, still trying to convince her to repent. Now look back at the woman. Look now at how weak and shallow and PATHETIC she is compared to him, essentially naked, save her gaudy headdress and jewelry; as transparent and superficial as her gauze girdle. She fancies herself a queen, but she’s just a sad gutter denizen, wallowing and relishing in her own sin.

    This image is a profound allegory of our post-Modern, post-Christian, feminist culture.

    St. John the Baptist, pray for us.

    Jarek:

    ani: Bridey is the older brother.

    SSL: Muspratt love

    Beryl: Too bad you last name wasn’t Muspratt.

    • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 11:55 am #

      @ Jarek ” Charles and Julia make a real cute couple and “love” each other (inasmuch as people who express their “love” for one another do so by knowingly flagellating and crucifying Christ in exchange for having an orgasm, can actually be said to love one another in any honest sense of the word.)

      Ok, I’m trying to imagine where you might be coming from. It seems that when Jarek has sex (if indeed that ever happens) – there’s no privacy going on there. Three persons are involved in Jarek’s affairs, not just two. God is there also watching Jarek having sex, God is in there in the bedroom with him and making sure Jarek Is having sex the correct way and above all, with the correct person! If Jarek isn’t doing it correctly then he must later confess his sins to a priest, and the priest then ensures that God knows about this and will forgive Jarek. Having orgasms incorrectly will result in Christ being brutally whipped and executed. We must always be careful not to do sex the wrong way because this makes God angry, and when God is angry he simply must relieve himself somehow of the overcoming emotions. The only way for God to be able to calm down is by whipping, torturing, or even executing someone. Apparently causing great pain to an innocent person not involved in Jarek’s orgasms is the only way for God to appease his wrath. So God tortures his son for three days, that will do it!

      This makes perfect sense to me. Why don’t others get it?

    • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

      “St. John the Baptist, pray for us.”

      God ranks prayer efficiency according to the rank and title of the person praying. For example, having a priest or a bishop praying for you will work much better than just YOU praying. God doesn’t know you as well as he knows your preacher, God trusts your preacher much more than you. You aren’t nearly as important. Also, to get your priest or bishop to pray for you will work better if you pay them something. Merely going to confession might not work. But I like the idea of cutting out some middlemen and seeing if John the Baptist is out there listening and available for praying requests. John probably has some clout in God’s kingdom.

      If you are a funnymentalist, then not paying your preacher is robbing God. God needs money and he needs it NOW! If you give God money he’ll double it for you eventually when he gives it back. Problem is, a day to the Lord can be as a thousand years. It might take three millenia to get your money back.

      • GreenAlba June 26, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

        “God ranks prayer efficiency according to the rank and title of the person praying. For example, having a priest or a bishop praying for you will work much better than just YOU praying.”

        I guess that is the Roman Catholic presumption. Lots of Protestants take a more anti-sacerdotalist approach. We have a hotline, which perhaps denotes more personal responsibility. Some might say a priest presuming to forgive or not forgive, on God’s behalf, is blasphemous. Not to mention that the Bible (Paul?) advises us to ‘confess your sins to one another’. Most of us tend to not quite do that, of course, on account of it being embarrassing. Also, re ‘prayer efficiency’, there is mention of the prayers of the righteous, so my prayers aren’t as effective as those of better people than me – I take that as read. Nothing to do with their ecclesiastical status.

        On a point of information, regarding your post above this one, God is with you everywhere – doesn’t matter if you’re having sex, going to the toilet, cursing your family under your breath or doing something nice for a neighbour. His exact views in particular circumstances are not in my gift to elucidate – I do what I can, and get as much wrong as most people.

    • GreenAlba June 26, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

      I haven’t read Brideshead, although I’ve seen a film version and I think I have the BBC box set, as yet unwatched. So I did some digging. Just in Wikipedia, which is a no-no for information on supposed ‘conspiracy theorists’, but reasonably accurate for book and film plotlines.

      “[…]Julia is civilly divorced from yet sacramentally married to Rex, and is shacking up with Charles […].”

      My Wiki digging tells me that Rex, prior to marrying Julia (and declaring his intention to convert to Catholicism) was married to someone else. So, that would be a contradiction of the notion that Julia is sacramentally married to Rex, who, one presumes, is actually sacramentally married to his former wife. Although Catholics get around such inconveniences by having marriages not specifically in Roman Catholic churches annulled and pretending they were invalid all along but they just never noticed before. One presumes this renders their children illegitimate? And possibly even understandably resentful. I knew someone who told me her brother did that. He married his first wife in a Protestant church, then had the marriage annulled in order to remarry in a Catholic church. He was Catholic all along, but just hadn’t noticed that his marriage wasn’t real until his second wife came along.

      Interestingly (according to a radio play on the matter anyway), CS Lewis worked out a ‘solution’ in his mind to the problem of his wife, Joy Gresham, being divorced. He reckoned that, since her former husband had been married previously (she was Jewish originally) and Joy was his second wife, the marriage wasn’t valid, so it was fine for her to marry Lewis (who adopted her two boys). Presumably, since he wasn’t a Catholic, the RC church wouldn’t recognise that marriage either.

      When I looked up Waugh himself, I found a similar situation:

      “Second marriage

      On his conversion, Waugh had accepted that he would be unable to remarry while Evelyn Gardner was alive. However, he wanted a wife and children, and in October 1933, he began proceedings for the annulment of the marriage on the grounds of “lack of real consent”. The case was heard by an ecclesiastical tribunal in London, but a delay in the submission of the papers to Rome meant that the annulment was not granted until 4 July 1936.[100] In the meantime, following their initial encounter in Portofino, Waugh had fallen in love with Laura Herbert.[101] He proposed marriage, by letter, in spring 1936.[102] There were initial misgivings from the Herberts, an aristocratic Catholic family; as a further complication, Laura Herbert was a cousin of Evelyn Gardner.[26] Despite some family hostility the marriage took place on 17 April 1937 at the Church of the Assumption in Warwick Street, London.[103]”.

      So, ‘lack of real consent’ as an excuse for an adult to rescind their marriage in order to marry someone else? I guess we could all say that. ‘Didn’t know how s/he was going to turn out, so didn’t truly consent’. OK.

      • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

        Note the incredible cunning of Waugh: He gave poor Ber the most fusty name imaginable. This was red meat thrown to the secular dogs. Of course they were going to slaver all over it. If he wanted people to see the spiritual beauty of Beryl, why did he give her the name Muspratt? Dickens came up with names like this for his horrible, hypocrite villains. Did he do it to make money? Or to test the people?

        Thank you for taking on Groundhog. I wash my hands of him.

    • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 3:12 pm #

      So Julia’s orgasms are torturing Jesus? I’ve got a question. Why can’t Jesus mind his own business? If Julia’s doings are torturing him why doesn’t Jesus just stop with his weird porn watching? What rule in the universe commands God to focus in on her private life? If her doings make him mad whose fault is it? God’s fault or Julia’s fault?

      But unfortunately the author mentions Matthew 19. Jesus here suggests its fine to be a eunuch for the sake of the kingdom. How about it Jarek? Put up or shut up. Cut your balls off for Jesus! Show us you mean business.

      • GreenAlba June 26, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

        “So Julia’s orgasms are torturing Jesus? ”

        I presume you aren’t addressing me, as don’t recall suggesting or mentioning such a thing. The idea is new to me and I don’t have an opinion on it.

        “What rule in the universe commands God to focus in on her private life? ”

        What a weird question. If God created the universe, who in the universe would you be expecting to be able to command Him to do or not do anything?

        I’m not trying to convert you to anything, BTW. I have never converted anyone. I presume the reason nobody has ever become a Christian because of me when they have because of other people is that I’m a bit of a rubbish example. I just think you should try to be logical within either your own world view or the one you are attempting to critique.

        • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 5:34 pm #

          @ GreenAlba I was addressing Jarek, not you. Jarek has just posted some writings of the most outrageous and crazy religious delusions I’ve ever encountered. Yes, Julia’s orgasms are making Jesus/God very upset. And this justifies God torturing himself and offering himself to himself as a blood sacrifice done to appease God’s wrath. God has a serious anger management problem. God creates humans to be horny and punishes them for it. And so on and so on. Here’s the part snipped out of Jarek’s post I was commenting on.

          ” Thus, she could never consent to being a guest in the home of a woman – even her own sister-in-law – whom she knows to be Living in Sin, because to do so would ratify the sin itself, ratify the torture and murder of God Himself, and also REDUCE the likelihood that Julia (and Charles) would repent, correct their situation, and die confessed and in a state of grace, be that five minutes hence, or five decades. Beryl cannot coerce Julia or anyone else to love God, but she can and rightly does apply medicinal shame to Julia in the hopes that the pain of that shame might lead Julia to stop torturing and killing Christ, and thus utterly rejecting His Love in favor of having orgasms with a cute guy, and in so doing, damning herself to hell.”

          Yup! Julia has been torturing and killing God! The horror! Poor God! He doesn’t deserve this does he?

          • Jarek June 27, 2024 at 4:28 am #

            I admit it is kind of extreme. God is beyond this kind of thing or He/She/It wouldn’t be God. Ann loves this shit. She is often very profound but her fanaticism gets in the way here.

            A calmer man (Buddha) said much the same in a simpler way: Fear and shame are the guardians of the world.

            Jesus (God the Son) may feel human things though. She may not be completely wrong. I’ve had experiences of this that are difficult to explain.

  47. Jarek June 25, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/24/israel-fund-us-university-protest-gaza-antisemitism

    In what world would this be ok? What sane American patriot is alright with this?

    Alas, many if not most American patriots are not sane, or at least not smart or well informed.

    • JohnAZ June 25, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

      In a world of PR and social media bullshit, that is what.

      I agree with you on this, I wish Israel would just get about its mission and quit this political bullshit this shows. if they want to stop the college idiots from calling them names, why don’t they assassinate Soros and his son and do us in America a favor. Without Soros backing, these idiotic “protests” would just dry up. I wonder how much activity would occur if there was no Soros to aggravate it.

      Okay, Jarek, there are millions of Jews in the world. Exactly what would you suggest the world, say the UN, do with all these folks? Genocide? Drive them into the sea?

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 9:03 pm #

        How’s about simply ceasing to finance them and simply have them look after themselves (like everyone else)?

        Why are the millions of Jews in the world the US taxpayers’ responsibility?

        Because DC is occupied by AIPAC/ADL. That’s why. We all know that, JAZ.

        • benr June 26, 2024 at 9:44 am #

          Hey Canadian how about minding your own business and your own ridiculous countries massive, short comings.
          Why are you picking out and on just one country aid package?

          The better question is why is the US borrowing money to give to countries that hate us and want nothing to do with us?

          Why are we still giving money to North Korea, Iran, China and Russia?
          While we are at it lets stop giving money to Canada what do we get from that shithole of a country full of weirdos?
          I just looked it up 32 million in 2022 for various ridiculous things like CANADIAN PRAIRIE POTHOLE & WESTERN BOREA?

          Huh?

          Thirty-two million to Canada!
          That could have bought enough guns and bombs to take out all of Gaza.

          190 million to Pakistan!

          $1,389,022,901 to Afghanistan.

          Speaking of Gaza and the west bank $1,389,022,901

          HUH?

          $1,700,660 TO Russia!

          hahaahha North Korea $264.00 Bet lil rocketman is pissed about that.

          Cuba got some serious coin! $6,808,674

          foreignassistance.gov/

      • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 10:25 pm #

        It is not the UNs or anybody else’s burden to do anything “with all these folks”.

        They will fulfill their calling, just like each of us is/ are doing.

        Colonizing the sea is looking better.

        • OG June 25, 2024 at 10:31 pm #

          Exactly. JAZ is constantly wringing his hands on what more the USA can do for Israel when clearly he should simply heed George Washington and mind his own bees wax.

  48. GreenAlba June 25, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

    Pure delight, watching Piers Morgan’s stupid mouth being reduced to silence as he’s educated about Ukraine by Jeffrey Sachs after doing his ‘but evil Putin’ routine.

    x.com/ClarkeMicah/status/1804459411282313218

    Just superb. How is this clown still on TV anyway? We got rid of him to you guys for a while and you went and sent him back.

    • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

      Send him to Canada this time.

      • OG June 25, 2024 at 9:06 pm #

        Sure. Why not? We mainly just use our TVs for Hockey Night in Canada anyway.

        • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 9:25 am #

          “We mainly just use our TVs for “Hockey Night in Canada”

          I thought you snow-monkeys were too busy watching Pornhub and exporting that filth to the world.

  49. malthuss June 25, 2024 at 6:56 pm #

    DID THE FED GET HACKED FOR 33 TERABITES?

    [33 A MASONIC NUMBER].

  50. OG June 25, 2024 at 9:44 pm #

    Elmo is a GLT Zero. Pretty sure.

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    • messianicdruid June 25, 2024 at 10:41 pm #

      “NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS — US authorities recently confirmed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will finally get to end his 14-year long legal battle by accepting a plea deal which will include a complimentary flight home on a Boeing airplane, paid for by the US Department of Justice.“

      One to watch.

      babylonbee.com/news/assange-plea-deal-includes-free-flight-home-on-a-boeing#google_vignette

      • GreenAlba June 26, 2024 at 6:44 am #

        Funny. There was an article or editorial in The Spectator Australia basically saying ‘Assange is free, but do we really want the vile, narcissitic traitor who put people’s lives at risk?’ etc.

        I suspect he’s going to have Five Eyes all watching him intently while they think of a good way to make him have a heart attack or something.

        • messianicdruid June 26, 2024 at 8:45 am #

          Is there a place for him in the Trump Administration?

    • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 9:33 am #

      My Glit may be small but my regina is nowhere near the size of yours.

  51. OG June 25, 2024 at 10:28 pm #

    elmo: FYI – The Stanley Cup Champion Florida Panthers have a Canadian head coach and 13 Canadian players on their roster.

    • stelmosfire June 26, 2024 at 9:42 am #

      What are you saying? The whole team wanted out of Canada and into the USA? Did they get green cards?They decided not to be a bunch of Trudeau soy-boys? Surprising. They know what side of the bread is buttered.? Do they send our US dollars back to their relatives so they can put additions onto their igloos?

      • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:36 am #

        I’m sensing some animosity here.
        OG seems to bring it out of the best of us.

  52. OG June 26, 2024 at 12:10 am #

    In 2025, all draftable U.S. WOMEN will be force-vaccinated with deadly mRNA spike proteins by the Medical/Military Industrial Complex

    naturalnews.com/2024-06-25-2025-all-draftable-us-women-force-vaccinated.html

    There’s a lot more to the draft these days than just readying and sending soldiers into the meat grinders of the political mass-embezzlement schemes, a.k.a. the military industrial complex. Now Big Pharma has its teeth sunk in deep, and every military member drafted next year, including all “eligible” women, will surely face the wrath of the mRNA-Industrial Complex.

    Did you know that 98 percent of all U.S. military forces, meaning the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard, got the deadly Covid-19 “clot shot” mRNA spike protein “vaccines?” They sure did. Over 6.5 million experimental, untested, gene-and-cell-altering mRNA stabs were administered to U.S. military members, modifying their cells to produce endless protein prions that cause rubbery vascular clots, myocarditis, pericarditis, spontaneous abortions and turbo cancer.

    In case you are unaware, mRNA DOES change your DNA. Your cells are permanently altered so they produce virus-mimicking spike prions forever, that flood the vascular system, strain the heart, invade organs, disrupt the immune system and clot in the brain. What better way to cripple America than to draft all military-aged humans, male or female, and force-vaccinate them with the most dangerous and deadly jab ever created on Earth.

    ***
    With all those clots forming in all those brains, I can’t help but think of BB’s recent post: “I see stupidity advancing on all fronts – at blitzkrieg speed – these days.”

    • OG June 26, 2024 at 12:13 am #

      The National Defense Authorization Act for 2025 has a blueprint plan where all military-age women and men are involuntarily (by mandate) required to register for selective service (meat grinder duty) to help greedy politicians and globalists steal resources from other countries (think oil and opium), run guns (includes automatic weapons, tanks, jets, missiles and nuclear warheads), and embezzle trillions of dollars printed and collected from tax-paying, hard-working Americans.

      Notice that America only defends (invades and occupies) territories that are bountiful with resources we can steal, otherwise, we couldn’t care less. Think Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine and now the Middle East. Meanwhile, the gender-fluid, devil-worshipping trannies will be in their high heels and heavy lipstick, prancing around the battlefield, wondering why their heart feels like it’s about to explode, and why there’s a weird green glow to their skin, food and surrounding soil. Can you say Chernobyl without coughing into your rainbow-colored face diaper?

      • JohnAZ June 26, 2024 at 9:58 am #

        Oh boy, OG, the re-institution of the draft will be suicide for the standing Deep State. IMHO, the loss of recruits that is going on is a barometer on the level of patriotism in the USA. These asshats in DC think they can just roll over the people in perpetuity. Is this loss of confidence by the youth an indicator of the de-Americanation of AmeriKa.

        De-Americanation? Nice word.

    • GreenAlba June 26, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      It’s not going to stop at the US. It will happen everywhere. They just have to be careful how they do it in different countries. George Galloway (recently elected to the House of Commons) has predicted that, if Keir Starmer is the next PM, which he will be, the UK will be at war with Russia within 6 months. Openly, that is, because, according to the Russians and common sense, we already are, along with the US, France, Germany and Poland. And no politician anywhere has consulted any citizens, as far as I’ve noticed. It’s quite incredible really. All of a sudden, people don’t even really expect to be consulted about anything, even a nuclear war.

  53. messianicdruid June 26, 2024 at 6:48 am #

    “Today, it is dislike for Jews, whether middle eastern or otherwise…So call it what you will, antisemitic, Anti-Jewish or Anti-Zionist, it is hate for a sector of the world’s society that has prevailed through the ages under the banner of a God. All the Jew haters…”

    Dislike is not hate and like is not love. Instead of calling it what you will, let’s start calling it what it is.

    • benr June 26, 2024 at 9:24 am #

      Bigotry.

      • messianicdruid June 26, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        Do you want to go with etymology or just make something up [ compare it to something ].

        • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:44 am #

          No bigotry seems a suitable definition.

          plural big·ot·ries. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own. Synonyms: narrow-mindedness, discrimination, bias. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.

          strong, unreasonable ideas, esp. about race or religion:

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:44 am #

            In fact, I believe this is a natural human condition.

          • OG June 26, 2024 at 10:51 am #

            Opposing the war crimes of blowing tens of thousands of innocent women and children to bits while dislocating and starving over 2,000,000 souls in collective punishment (and conquest) all justified by a false flag operation is not unreasonable.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 11:03 am #

            Might be time for the idiots in Gaza to put better people into power with a different mission.
            Say developing industry, tourism, food production, energy production and putting together an actual country instead of a violent welfare state.

            Might be time for the idiots in Gaza to put better people into power with a different mission.
            Say developing industry, tourism, food production, energy production and putting together an actual country instead of a violent welfare state.

    • Jarek June 26, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      None of them will comment on the actual video I posted where the Rabbi talks about killing all of them as per the Old Testament. Instead they go into defensive mode – and the best defense is a good offense.

      I think we can assume that Christ rejected this part of the Torah (the first six books of what we call the Old Testament). Following in His footsteps, we reject that part of our patrimony.

  54. benr June 26, 2024 at 9:21 am #

    Yet another Democrat failure incoming.
    The last time this happened was under the inept hand of Obama.
    Time for a government shutdown for a couple of weeks to get people’s heads on straight regarding spending.

    Debt Ceiling Standoff Could Trigger US Rating Downgrade, TD’s Goldberg Says

    A potential debt ceiling standoff in the United States next year could be one of the worst since the 2011 crisis, which may trigger another sovereign credit rating downgrade, said Gennadiy Goldberg, the head of U.S. rates strategy at TD Securities.

    Congress has suspended the debt ceiling until Jan. 1, 2025, even as worries over rising U.S. debt were fueled earlier this week when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecast a jump in the deficit to $1.915 trillion for fiscal 2024 and $1.938 trillion for 2025.

    “I certainly worry about debt sustainability. The path of U.S. deficits is highly unsustainable,” Gennadiy Goldberg told the Reuters Global Markets Forum (GMF).

    “We’ll get the first whiff of politicians starting to come under a bit of pressure when the U.S. credit rating is downgraded again … possibly as soon as next year.”

    S&P downgraded its U.S. credit rating for the first time in history during the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, which prompted the passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to cut spending and identify deficit reduction measures.

    Goldberg said there was a risk that S&P will downgrade its U.S. sovereign rating by another notch, this time from AA+ to AA.

    Last year, Fitch downgraded its U.S. long-term credit ratings, and Moody’s lowered its outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ signaling an increased risk of a downgrade.

    The 5-year credit default swaps (CDS) on U.S. sovereign debt indicate some worry, Goldberg said, as spreads have not receded to the levels they were at the past few years.

    The convexity-adjusted spread on the 5-year CDS, one of the most-traded contracts during crises, is at around 40 basis points this month, almost double the past five-year average, data from HIS Markit showed.

    Still, some market participants see a limited impact from a sovereign rating downgrade due to lack of suitable alternatives to high-quality liquid assets such as U.S. Treasury securities.

    “Curiously, the term premium in the U.S. hasn’t materially increased in recent months, suggesting the demand for U.S. debt remains quite strong,” Goldberg said.

    • JohnAZ June 26, 2024 at 9:45 am #

      You mentioned CDOs. It was CDOs that led to 2008 when finally people realized how flimsy they were, that instead of top rated mortgages, they were backed by junk.

      How about US Treasuries, Junk? China is cashing in or selling, Japan and Saudi Arabia are joining in, The creditors are noticing the junk status of the foundation of the dollar.

      AS I have said before, the bullion banks are loaded with US treasuries in lieu of gold right now. IOW, the world does not know what its wealth is based on, gold or junk.

      This is not just dangerous for the US, it is going to take down the world.

      JHK talks about the conversion of the US economy from real wealth, goods and services, to financial products which are basically paper. We have actually graduated to wealth being measured as bytes in a computer somewhere out there.

      I think, what is the house of cards really came down, how much of this faux wealth would be tradeable? I believe the US wealth is divided into three sectors today, crime assets, finance and a little bit of manufacturing, with the first two being most of it. Oh yeah, I forgot running the fiat presses and increasing “source” of wealth. As the debt load increases, interest will increase and the wealth will be consumed into crime and fiat as finance loses its precarious footing and manufacturing continues its decline.

      This is coming no matter who wins in November. As you mentioned, most of the “spending” is already locked in, the fiat presses will run continuously trying to keep up. The debt crunches are a DC joke, running the presses is going to increase drastically trying to serve the debt. The future is pre-ordained.The demand for US debt remains strong because folks have no choice. When people lose their faith in the bullshit leadership in the country, and the leadership of the world, the whole thing is coming down.

      First order, folks, get out of debt.

      • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        It doesn’t matter we are all in debt to the tune of over 100k a piece.
        Might be time to run all of them cards right on up buy everything your heart desires that they won’t repossess and file bankruptcy.

        To be truthful I have two car notes that are almost paid off and no other debt to speak of.

        2007-2008 was also the years the banking industry was looked at and fined heavily for laundering billions in cartel funding.
        Fined millions for laundering billions but it was part of the great bank debacle.

        • OG June 26, 2024 at 10:44 am #

          “It doesn’t matter we are all in debt to the tune of over 100k a piece.”

          Good thinking. I mean: what could possibly go wrong?

          • JohnAZ June 26, 2024 at 11:34 am #

            You know, a big question is what does happen to Joe Average when the string runs out on the Deep State? I do not owe Anyone 100000 dollars in the name of the idiots in DC. Someone comes looking for that money from me and my wife, you may have a new neighbor, OG.

          • Groundhog June 26, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

            “It doesn’t matter we are all in debt to the tune of over 100k a piece.”

            Good thinking. I mean: what could possibly go wrong?

            ———————–

            What goes wrong is at some point people stop loaning us money. Period. End of discussion.

            For example, China will say, “we’ll sell you shoes and clothing, but we cannot finance it anymore. We will need something else besides dollars for conducting trades. We can’t use the dollars for purchasing anything we need. We prefer to trade for gold, oil, wheat etc. We can use gold and wheat. We’ve got no use for dollars.

            What goes wrong is before long people posting in CFN are distracted because they have no shoes or underwear. They have been going barefoot or wrapping rags around their feet in order to get around. There is whining and gnashing of teeth because Asians have no wish to work for us for free anymore.

      • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:33 am #

        Historically people turned to hard assets to hedge against inflationary times.

        Gold right now is at an all-time high.

        People who can’t afford to buy an ounce at a time are now turning to pay dirt services.

        They bury a fixed amount of gold in sand and sell them to you to pan out.
        prospectinggear.com/collections/indiana-paydirt-company

        On the front end it seems like a bad investment but two or three years down the road I can tell you I have made a steady profit from some pay dirt buys mixed with what I have actually found.
        When I started looking at all this gold was $600 an ounce now its $2300 an ounce.

        Best investment I have made and held on to.
        Now if only I had held on to my Nvidia and AMD stock I bought at around $3 each.

        • OG June 26, 2024 at 10:42 am #

          Silver is far more affordable ($28.75/oz) and has far more upside than does gold, imho.

          • benr June 26, 2024 at 10:46 am #

            Silver is nice but it takes a lot of it to amount to a decent stash.
            It has also moved but nowhere near as much as gold.

          • OG June 26, 2024 at 11:19 am #

            “People who can’t afford to buy an ounce at a time …”

            You constantly argue against yourself, benr.

            And, you’re wron