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    Of course, Hunter Biden’s fur-lined, gold-plated plea deal on firearm and tax charges got torn up this week by Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika, who discovered a sneakily hidden bit of legerdemain in it that would have left the First Son off-the-hook for any possible future charges such as a FARA rap for peddling his father’s influence to Ukraine, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and who knows how many other foreign governments for zillions of dollars.

    One thing the legal fireworks on Wednesday seemed to indicate is that the weaponization of the DOJ does not extend to every last court in America, not even the one in the Biden family fiefdom known as Delaware. The hearing left the lead US attorney in the case, David Weiss, looking like a chump hung out to dry — trying to pretend that there were “ongoing investigations” in the case when he was actually working overtime to shut them down. It’s rumored that the rascally, discarded plea deal was cooked up by alpha blobette, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco herself, the Blob’s consiglieri. Nice try, Sugar, but no cigar.

     Lisa Monaco is in place, you see, as AG Merrick Garland’s puppeteer. For more than a decade Ms. Monaco has chiefly served as Barack Obama’s “fixer,” the clean-up gal who makes problems magically go away. The problem here is that sooner or later news will enter some legal channel that Mr. Obama was not unaware of all the grifting going on around his vice-president’s family, and might himself be inculpated as an accessory to acts of treason.

     The former president suddenly has another new problem: the family’s onetime personal chef, Tafari Campbell, 43, was found dead around 10:00 o’clock Monday morning in the Edgartown Great Pond off the Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate after a paddle-board accident. Mr. Tafari allegedly fell off the board and… thrashed a bit… then just disappeared… a hundred feet off-shore in eight feet of water, according to another paddle-boarder as yet unidentified who was either with Mr. Tafari or who happened to witness the accident around 7:45 Sunday evening July 23. Somebody, also unnamed, then made a 911 from the Obama house. Who was that? Early reports said that the Obamas were not home at the time.

     A later report said that Mr. Obama might have been present at the estate that evening without Michelle. Was he Mr. Tafari’s paddle-board companion? Did he make the 911 call? Mr. Tafari was reportedly no longer in the Obama’s employ and was writing a book about his experiences as the first family’s cook. One reported morsel attributed to the book is that Barack and Michele Obama almost never had meals together. What else was in it?  Possibly Mr. Tafari had a book deal. Has anyone located the editor and asked to see the manuscript or interviewed him/her/they about what’s in it? Mr. Tafari, who had videotaped his lap-swimming abilities previously, and was considered an able swimmer, was supposedly just visiting Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend. How did he get through the Obama’s Secret Service security to go paddle-boarding if the Obamas were out for the evening? Did he lug his own paddle-board to the scene, or borrow one from the Obama’s equipment shed? Who let him in there? My goodness, what a busy gal Lisa Monaco must be these days. So much that needs a good fixing!

     Anyway, after the Delaware courtroom fracas Wednesday, Hunter had to fall back on pleading not guilty as a place-holder while his lawyers and the Feds go back to square one negotiating something Judge Noreika might accept, which, conceivably, might be no plea deal at all, considering the insults already proffered to her by both sides in the case. In the meantime, would it amuse you to learn that part of Hunter Biden’s pretrial release agreement stipulates that the First Son must make an earnest effort to search for employment? Do you know of some position in the real world (assuming there is a real world) where a person can show up for work with six secret service agents in tow? I didn’t think so. He’ll also be subject to periodic drug tests and is forbidden to indulge in alcohol. Good luck with that!

     The chance that Hunter would actually go to trial, even on these rinky-dink tax and firearm charges, is about equal to the chance that Xi Jinping will serve a dim sum breakfast to the Biden family at Rehobeth Beach on Labor Day morning. But its looking like Judge Noreika will not let Hunter off-the-hook on the gargantuan hairball of potential influence peddling matters, which are the actual meat of the Biden family’s legal problems — and that means “Joe Biden” is not off-the-hook either. Which means he might have to resort to pardoning Hunter and possibly himself for as-yet-unfiled charges of bribery, money-laundering and other extremely serious violations. If that happens, it is the end of the pretense that “Joe Biden” is a reelection candidate.

     But, while all this melodrama unspools, there is also the creeping hazard of impeachment ahead. The Speaker of the House himself suggested it days ago. Rep. James Comer’s House Oversight Committee has already assembled an impressive stack of bank records tracing the journeys of various multi-million-dollar payments — for no particular services rendered — through an unholy host of shell companies and is now rumored to be compiling records of previously hidden Biden family offshore bank accounts in places such as the Cayman Islands and Panama.

     Biden Family foot-soldier Devon Archer is scheduled for a deposition this coming Monday, and since he was thrown under the bus by Hunter on a federal bond fraud rap a few years back, there is every expectation that he will unload a dumpster of ripe trouble on his former intimates. However, Monday is also the last day before the legislature’s summer recess, which means not much of anything may happen to advance any of these matters until early September — and then it is possible that all hell busts loose for the republic as we enter the traditional season of hurricanes and financial fiascos, not to mention what looks like a mounting acknowledgement that our Ukraine proxy war project has utterly failed… and this overhanging threat of impeachment hearings.

     Podcaster Scott Adams spun out an elegantly macabre possible scenario about how this works out which is worth repeating here: The House moves to impeach… Joe Biden retaliates by threatening the entire Deep State Blob with revealing a whole lot of dark info on their dastardly secrets, their sexual proclivities and adventures (think: the Epstein client list), and other incriminating deets-and-receipts that would, theoretically, bring ruin to scores of political celebrities. In which case, the Blob just up and offs dumb-ass “Joe Biden,” using their cunning ways of arranging for him to die in his sleep… because, he was oldand it was his time…. Salutes to you, Scott, for that one! (And then, of course, there is all that follows that).


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690 Responses to “No Way Out”

  1. Irish July 28, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    This next year is going to be interesting alright.

    • pyrrhus July 28, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      One for the books, likely…Obama’s chef demise looks like it’s not going away soon, and the rest of this mess is epic…

      • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

        And they are just doing toxicology but no autopsy?

        Seems he died under suspicious circumstances. Suddenly and unexpectedly. Part of the police report is left blank. All this screams for an autopsy.

        • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          Vaxx?

          • mary.m July 28, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

            Or murder. ..Dead men tell no tales.

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        • badberries July 28, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

          He’s probably already been cremated, no body, no crime.

        • sonnyL July 30, 2023 at 6:42 am #

          c’mon man, that would be racist.

      • ThorsHammer July 28, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        How do you drown in a shallow pond with only one other person around? Who promptly beats feet to the nearest exit?

        What was the $$$ advance paid on your book about your years as the Obama’s private chef? Who rarely ate dinner together Could the fact that the Obama’s avoided seeing each other at dinner have to do with their preference for entertaining guests with different sexual orientations? A fly on the wall certainly smells a lot of shit.

        How do you drown in a shallow pond—-? When your head is held under water after a lover’s quarrel got out of hand.

        How did a former stoned beach bum who was schooled in the role of President become a multi-billionaire after leaving the office while having no visible means of support? Is Obama the Godfather who received his 10% before his lieutenants in the Biden Crime Family were left to squabble over the remainder?

        And speaking of lieutenants, if you realized that you could choose between being revered in the history books of the post WWIII world as the valiant hero of a dying empire who pushed the nuclear button to save his country’s honor, vrs being seen as a bitter old man in diapers being led around by a dog shock collar which would you choose? We shall soon know.

        • Yirgach July 28, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

          Well, seeings as how no one would be around to debate whether or not there was a valiant hero as opposed to a doddering incontinent hair sniffing lunatic (thanks Kari) maybe that’s not a question after all.

          • ThorsHammer July 28, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

            @Yirgach

            Oh, there will be survivors. They may be writing their legends on cave walls in Tasmania for a few thousand years, but eventually one tribe will become stronger than another by inventing superior weapons, and the whole human race toward mutually assured destruction will begin again.

    • loosethedogs July 28, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

      Doncha love stories about organized crime?

      • ThorsHammer July 29, 2023 at 9:58 am #

        @Loosedogs

        Speaking of organized crime, the latest information about the 1.5 trillion dollar F35 Joint Strike Fighter just emerged. All F35’s have been prohibited from flying within 45 miles of known lightening activity. It seems that their carbon fiber bodies cannot withstand a strike by lightening because its low conductivity offers little protection to the billions of dollars of sensitive electronics they carry. One strike and they are out. As in beyond repair. Apart from their electronics, they are basically a flying fuel tank. They require a special nitrogen generator to ensure that the oxygen replacing the burned fuel in the tanks is displaced by an inert gas. Otherwise a lightening strike turns them into an aerial bomb. No longer very stealthy!

        Forty year old F16’s have no problem, being built of aluminum and titanium that provides a protective metal cage. Many are still flying after being hit by lightening 500 times.

        Not to worry. After the war to preserve Stephen Bandera’s honor is finished and the last surviving Ukrainian male is dead, the US Air Force along with all the suckers in countries around the world who purchased F35’s can replace them with twin engine SU37’s from the Russian surplus stocks that have been well battle tested.

        On a lighter note, the F35 is code named the “Lightening”.

    • cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

      Don’t anyone worry, Fauci will come out of retirement and Covid 3.8 will be ginned up right in time for the fall election.

      • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        OR maybe a “UFO” invasion. Only they won’t be ET’s but instead a clandestine group of terrestrials who have reverse- engineered the silver discs to pull off false flags.

        Watch Steven Greer on Redacted yesterday.

    • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      Does Ireland belong to everybody – or “just” the Irish?

    • ThorsHammer July 28, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

      @Irish

      No way out? So I’ll do the most risky move of all— predict the future.

      …Donald Trump will be in a maximum security prison sentenced to a life term before November of this year.
      …His approval rating will soar above 70% immediately upon incarceration. Only 10% below that of Vladimir Putin.
      …Trump’s attempt at continuing campaigning will be immediately squashed by placing him in a special Julian Assange memorial cell that blocks all incoming and outgoing sound.
      …The cell was supplied with special Epstein kevlar toilet paper strong enough to support even Trump’s substantial bulk.
      …In desperation, Trump will hang himself during a night time outage of the security camera system.
      —Out of respect his body will be given the traditional Florida burial at sea by submarine that very same night.
      …It will take less than a week for the MSM to lose all interest in the affair. The name Donald Trump will never again be mentioned in polite society under the penalty of death by Homeland Security.

      • ThorsHammer July 29, 2023 at 8:15 am #

        Diaper Joe will elect to become a hero in the cave paintings of the future by pushing the buttons of all the nuclear warheads of Europe rather than being remembered as the laughing stock who lost the war for Stephen Bandera’s immortality in Ukraine.

        • Q. Shtik July 29, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

          Stephen Bandera – TharsHummar

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  2. RaymondR July 28, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Scott Adams’ scenario is entirely possible. O’l Joe must be a dangerous embarrassment to the so called Deep State.

    As a side note, am I the only one who has noticed that there a lot of people making dire predictions about the upcoming demise of J. Biden? It seems to been in the air for the last year, at least, with people using various methodologies to come to the same conclusion – O’l Joe’s gonna go.

    • megabeth July 28, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      That thought has been zinging around the Zeitgeist for a while, now. Grandpa Joe himself brought up the possibility of stepping down due to illness during the run-up to his installation.

    • workingclasshero July 28, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      I’d bet the house on 50/50 odds he’s sworn in as president for his 2nd term in January 2025. Very little of the Biden corruption circus reaches Joe Blow Americans via the MSM which features nonstop “Trump is way more EVIL” blanket coverage.

      Throw into the mix the Republicans incessant desire to cut Social Security/Medicare going into an election cycle and also let religious Republican Christians put forth Federal laws restricting abortions instead of just saying NO to any Federal funding and let women decide for themselves as they see their body as their property.

      Right now, Biden is in a draw or ahead of any Republican candidate.
      Issues of economic hardship and Freedom/Autonomy will once again be the issues that drive voting. Not hard to figure out.

      • Clusters@123 July 28, 2023 at 11:29 am #

        I think you may well be correct. I have a family member who sends me every negative article about Trump on a daily basis. Never acknowledges what’s been going on with the Biden criminality. Thinks Biden is doing a great job. He reads and watches nothing but MSM.

        • Wizard of the Saddle July 28, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          That’s the kind of family member one disowns or, at a minimum, bans all political conversations with.

          Having to put up with government stupidity and corruption is bad enough.

          Having to listen to a brain dead relative praise the government idiocies and criminality is simply intolerable.

        • Mick July 28, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

          “Bidenomics” is working great!

          I’m hearing that a lot lately. Lol…

      • Uncle Bob July 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        There’s no “incessant desire to cut Social Security and Medicaid.” That’s a goddamn lie spread by the Party of Evil every hour of every day for decades because they know it causes terror in people’s hearts that they can allay — but only if they vote for the lying bastards who promulgate the bullshit in the first place.

        As for the rest of it, there’s no way Trump or any other Republican can win, unless that person is another Deep Stater. What the hell, have the people who hate the Deep State vote for their own destruction! More likely, Biden (or whoever) wins, and America is done. If they’re merciful, the bastards kill off the “Trumptards.” More likely, they’ll kill iff every potential leader who could rally the American people against their “betters” while forcing the average American to basically become the slaves of both the elites and the slugs who won’t work as a punishment for “oppressing the downtrodden.”

      • hmuller July 28, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        Scott Adams also predicted that Biden admin investigators would conclude that the bag of cocaine found in the West Wing was personally left there by Trump over two years ago. – Thus clearing the way for a third Trump impeachment.

        • Mick July 28, 2023 at 10:38 pm #

          I don’t care who you are…that shit’s funny right there!

          (Larry the Cable Guy)

      • WayfaringStranger July 28, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        You really a working class hero? The people who remain unaware are not among that group, the people who remain unaware are college educated, comfortably paid, fluid-friendly, NIMBY compassionates with signs in their yards but no neighborhood diversity, mulitple vaccinations in their bodies…you get the idea. They do not want to know. The MSM makes them feel good about that desire to not know. Just like the wife who doesn’t want to know her husband is molesting their child, it would mean they’d have to “do something” and it would affect their comfort bubble and way of life.
        It’s WAY easier to misrepresent “religious Republican Christians”. Like, they’re all Westboro Baptist Church types. That is what Christians are all about right?
        it’s not like churches are all rainbow-woke now with Lesbian pastors, and it’s not like Republican electeds are all pro-abortion. Nope. Still all Westboro.
        How many vaxxes do you have Mr. Hero? You okay with me (a woman) deciding what to do with my body re: vax? Without any social repercussions and Scarlet Letters? Are there working class Libtards? Yes. But they’re not heroes.
        You well may ask – why am I “at” you?
        Because I’m rally f’in sick of smug know-nothings perpetuating BS about Christians. And that whole thing is just another cognitive dissonance.
        Most so-called Christian churches have gone woke and preach Nice Jesus who was really trans and fabulous. They are populated by people who are hard left. But that same hard left group then goes online and makes misrepresentations about Christians being gay-hating racists who want to take away a woman’s right to make healthcare decisions. Which makes church leaders freak and run farther left to get bodies in the pews and keep the lights on.
        As with all things, Christianity has been totally and successfully redefined in our culture today. Nothing is more important to the totalitarian project.
        Any individual who participates to any degree in the-branding Jesus is in an indefensible position even if you think He was “just a guy”. It would still be wrong and evil. An abuse of the person, violating all his human rights and realities.
        That’s not heroic.

        • WayfaringStranger July 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

          For much of my adult life I was “socialist”, far-left, always Democrat or Green. I voted for Jill Stein.
          When I was young I had an abortion, I am not “judging others” from a point of insular ignorance.
          Abortion abuses female bodies, it is not painless or carefree. It’s an industrial solution to a social and behavioral problem.
          It has much more in common with the factory-farming style Covid vaccine abuses of the human body than and “women’s rights”.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 28, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

          I took hero’s comment as stating what the media narrative has been telling/will tell people, and not necessarily as a personal opinion, but I may be wrong.

          That said, I’m with you on everything you said here. Great comment.

          And so it appears the main game is now cognitive dissonance.

          Christians are “overly traditional and restrictive”, while in reality many, many churches have been infiltrated to operate in the exact opposite manner, reading the Sparkle Creed and preaching abortion to muffled, Scandinavian applause in their enlightened, affluent suburban congregations. But, the media says, “let’s keep repeating what negative things we can think of about Christians that have been mainstays for decades, as it still apparently lands the right way upon the masses (with money)”.

          This:

          …the people who remain unaware are college educated, comfortably paid, fluid-friendly, NIMBY compassionates with signs in their yards but no neighborhood diversity, mulitple vaccinations in their bodies…

          …is spot on. At least in my extended circle. It’s frightening how little the most educated members of my friends and family actually think about the news they ingest and how they view the world. And they should know better to just believe the Wurlitzer. But…most do anyway. “And screw those damn church folks anyway…”

        • happiface July 28, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

          a mother/wife who ignores the fact her husband is molesting her child,that is what being a democrat is… good one,will use that–also,have know women,my sister,my ex wife among them who have had abortions who later have suffered greatly with turmoil about it–to me its murder but what do i know..my bro left his church when it went woke–the stormy seas of live or going to get very stormy the next 10/15 years,maybe tomorrow–from little i know god will be down at the bar having a cold one,we are on our own…

        • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

          The MSM and pop culture started attacking conservatives and Christians back in the 1960s and it hasn’t stopped. It became OK to do it, they were made the butt of all of Saturday Night Live’s skits and to be one was “uncool” in a time where we were all programmed to want to be cool, so much so that some people would do anything to be seen that way.

          What did “being cool” involve? I can’t think of anything about it that isn’t/wasn’t self-destructive. Smoking, drugs, alcohol, beligerence, willfull stupidity, violent self-harm, and that’s the tip of the iceberg.

          This has been drilled into popular culture’s mindset for decades. Is it any surprise we are where we are now?

        • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          Abortion hurts women – and who else does it hurt?

          • aelpha July 30, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

            All of the sperm, Jarek. Even the winner.

    • izzy July 28, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Or maybe it will be the sudden demise of Hunter, allegedly by his own hand, who leaves a note confessing to everything and absolving dad of any wrongdoing. Then the nation can join old Joe in mourning his devastating loss of a son. Just thinking out loud here.

      • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        Elegant ending to the problem. I vote for your scenario.

      • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        Remember when the NY Times told us to vote for Biden because he has a history of tragedy?

        Another dead child might do the trick.

        • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

          I’d have to personally see Hunter’s body to believe it.

          He could be plastic surgeried and whisked off to Sardinia to hang with Epstein. Or maybe Romania! I hear the summers there are lovely. And there’s a big art scene there too and lots of trafficked tots.

          Sorry. All I tend to see them doing is lying incessantly.

          • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

            Well, I have never believed that Jamal Khashoggi is actually dead, so I agree with your skepticism.

            No body produced, no death.

          • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

            Same as Osama Bin Laden. “We totally killed him, but then we threw his body in the ocean, out of respect for Muslim tradition”.

            Yeah, no.

            Although I think that Bin Laden was actually dead since 2001, so….different scenario.

          • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

            Whatever happened, according to the script of the raid into Pakistan, they were so very sure to kill him, going in guns blazing which I thought was fckt up from the get-go.
            The supposed revenge for 9/11 that we were all supposed to feel sure as hell didn’t feel that way to me.

            I wanted something our leaders never wanted—for the truth to come out.

            Good luck widdat.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

            I never rolled my eyes so hard as I did when Obama showed up on TV – interrupting the evening’s programming – to say, “Folks, we got him!”

            Friends got mad at me for not cheering.

            I already knew Bin Laden been dead for years.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

            Also: I never quite got over the coincidence of:

            Osama Bin Laden

            Obama Biden

          • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 7:49 pm #

            Barack Hussein Obama, to boot.

            Yeah, they were pushing some buttons.

        • socialisthater July 28, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

          Biden’s biggest “history of tragedy” is his wrecking of the United States. The cruel joke on America is that the people suffering the tragedy are the American people, not Biden or the Communist/Fascist/Socialist Democrat Obama scum cabal that got him “elected” President. If any human being on Earth who deserved some of the worst possible tragedies that could be heaped upon him, it would be Biden–along with Hillary and Obama. For me, they rank right up there with Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Pol Pot as some of the most evil humans ever to walk the Earth.

      • JackStraw July 28, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

        I think you’re on to something, and I don’t believe old Joe or the Dr. would shed one tear for the bagman.

      • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

        This is exactly the type of thing they’d pull off.

        And no one would call them out on it.

        Good one!

      • skptc July 29, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

        He’ll be hiding in Honduras, a desperate man.

        Warren Zevon, RIP

        • C.O.Jones July 29, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

          and dad will send Lawyers, Guns and Money

          I’m not the only one here who is a Zevon fan…good to know!

    • pyrrhus July 28, 2023 at 11:57 am #

      But before they off Biden, they will have to do groundwork about how he’s deteriorating, having heart problems, etc…That would be the tip off…

      • C.O.Jones July 29, 2023 at 9:21 am #

        Has anyone besides me noticed that “Joe Biden” looks more and more each day like a character from Sid and Marty Kroft’s DC Follies?

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

          LOL or a muppet.

    • bill7424 July 28, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

      RaymondR :
      Soon Jill & Joe will be singing “It used to be your town, it used to be my town too.”

    • nclaughlin July 28, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

      RaymondR: right. There are a lot of psychopaths walking around who might feel this a message directed to them.

  3. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    They had a personal chef but didn’t eat as a family. Okay….

    • Suburban_elk July 28, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      Three guesses and the first two don’t count, on how Obama liked his meat.

      • megabeth July 28, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        Per rectum rather than per os?

      • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        Dark.

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

        I wonder if the Chef saw Big Mike’s “meat”? And if so, would it have been in the book?

    • megabeth July 28, 2023 at 10:38 am #

      _The Amateur_, by Ed Klein, is an oldie but a goodie about the pathological mess that is the Obama dyad. I thought she came off as the worse partner, but not by much.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      Beryl,
      Well, maybe he prepared different dishes for each person?

      Just trying to be fair . . .

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

        Islander,

        I think having different dishes prepared by a professional chef is quite reasonable. It’s the dining at different times (and thus eating dinner apart) that I think is hinky.

        I love cooking with my husband and we frequently will eat dinner together (except when the Masters or the Ryder Cup is on, lol).

        To have a professional chef and not eat meals together is weird to me. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. O is currently employed, so there should be no scheduling conflict.

        • cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

          Big Mike was probably eating the buffet du jour up in the Lincoln Bedroom while Barak was palling around with the ladies of Jeffrey Epstein.

          • JackStraw July 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            I don’t think Barak cares for women, so he’s in the clear on that one.

    • drhooves July 28, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Mr. Tafari was “personal”, but not the chef.

    • badberries July 28, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      The only thing he was “cooking” was crack.

  4. NickelthroweR July 28, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Both sides are using lawfare like it is going out of style. I wonder how long the American people will tolerate it?

    • megabeth July 28, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      It’s almost as if all the attorneys have gone as terminally crazy as the professors and the stockbrokers.

      • pyrrhus July 28, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        Yes..speaking as an attorney, if any ordinary lawyer pulled this impersonation stunt, they would be looking at suspension, maybe disbarment…But these DC denizens apparently face no sanctions…hard to believe….

        • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          A lawyer on YouTube yesterday on Viva Frie’s channel (?) went through all the back and forth emails regarding the lawyer with Latham calling the clerk to ask that the giant file sent over for the judge by the lawyer for the House Ways and Means Committee be taken out because there was unredacted personal information in the file.

          The lawyer for Latham had to write this big explanatory email to the judge saying it was all just a big misunderstanding. Lawyers for opposing sides NEVER ask clerks to do anything with files sent by opposing sides!

          The cover-up is always worse than the crime.

          But in the lawyer emails between each other they are all so chummy. The lawyer representing the Committee (and he was pissed that his file was removed!) ended his email: “Best, Ted”.

        • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          Not hard to believe at all. Mueller and Comey, two stellar (dark stars,) Brennan-Clapper, et al, et al, et al–any not members of the Bar were professionally in bed with their and others’ attorneys.

          It is sooo in our faces, yet we (so many of us) remain unable to deprogram becuz cognitive dissonance. We are the most thoroughly propagandized people ever. “Good Germans” everywhere!
          Just look around at “our fellow Americans,” the denatured and cognizantly-neutered and proud of being willfully ignorant.
          They are content being minus the critical thinking app.

          Our justice system as evidenced over the past eight or so years can be summed up as “Different Strzoks, for different folks!”

          • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

            Good one, Dave.

            “Turn the Page, there’s nothing to see here. Move on.”

      • loosethedogs July 28, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Correction: The “Consiglieres” organized crimespeak for attorneys….

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

        The one thing most attorneys won’t touch is the one thing that really matters: suing the drug companies, FDA, and CDC for the damages to MILLIONS of people from the damn Covid “vaccines.”

        The attorneys who are actually suing on behalf of injection-injured people, or on behalf of people unjustly terminated from their employment because they refused the damned injections, can be counted on one’s fingers.

    • Cactus Girl July 28, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      @NickelthroweR: “I wonder how long the American people will tolerate it?”

      Americans are so fat, stupid and spoiled that they will tolerate anything as long as their cable tv works, they can run their cars, and they have plenty of beer in the fridge. And frozen pizza.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

        Sad. And true.

        Shit. That reminds me, do we have a pizza in the freezer?

        • Disaffected July 28, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

          Got some beer in the fridge. Not sure if it’s “plenty” or not, though. I think I’d settle for calling it “sufficient.”

      • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

        The old Bread and Circus.

  5. tractorguy July 28, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    “He’ll also be subject to periodic drug tests and is forbidden to indulge in alcohol.”

    Oh don’t worry, he’ll find someone clean to pee in the cup for him. Wealthy addicts always do.

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    • White German Shepherd July 28, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      The order says, “unless prescribed”. He’ll just get a prescription.

      • BackRowHeckler July 28, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        That’s what Elvis did. All his drugs were legally prescribed by Dr. Nick. The Biden’s have Dr. Feelgood living right inside the White House ready to write whatever script is required.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 28, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

          Lol Dr. Nick.

          “Did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College too?”

      • pyrrhus July 28, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        Cocaine prescriptions being a little hard to obtain, but Hunter can do anything…

    • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Yup.

      Above the law is above the law, even if taken to court and given sentences.

    • Cactus Girl July 28, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

      “Oh don’t worry, he’ll find someone clean to pee in the cup for him. Wealthy addicts always do.”

      Ha ha ha—like Elaine on “Seinfeld”, when she gets Jerry’s mom to pee in the cup for her because she’s been eating too many poppy seeds. Then she loses the promotion anyway, because she tests out as being menopausal.

    • ThorsHammer July 28, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

      Wouldn’t work with Hunter. He’d just drink the cup before it could be tested.

      “The smartest man I know.” Our President

  6. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 10:19 am #

    Rand Paul seems to believe we shouldn’t impeach presidents just because they do.

    I don’t know what to make of this guy. He knows the Trump impeachments were bogus, and he must know that there are for real high crimes and misdemeanors by the Biden crime syndicate which make it the duty of our legislators to impeach him.

    • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 11:17 am #

      Rand Paul is as useless as tits on a bull.

      He likes to put on his congressional hearing shows, but then do nothing.

      • pyrrhus July 28, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        But even with the tits, the bull can still do his job…

        • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

          What has Rand Paul accomplished, with regards to putting the people he fries on the stand in jail after they’ve admitted their crimes?

          I’ll wait.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

        He can’t even call out his co-senator.
        That’s how useless he is.

        I do give him credit for keeping focus on Fauci.

        However, there is a more useless or less useful Senator named Ted Cruz.

        A camera loving oxygen thief if there ever was one.

        • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

          He got Fauci to admit he committed crimes, then he did nothing about it.

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:41 am #

      “Bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors”.

      Bribery is number one. We have Biden dead to rights. If he is not impeached, every Congress member that doesn’t write up the bill of impeachment should be thrown out.

      • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        “Should, could, would,” turns so fast into ‘shoulda,’ ‘coulda,’ woulda,’

        I think the reason for it is those who live in the shadows and do as they wish, pushing buttons and ordering trigger pullings… And have been doing so especially since November 22, 1963, but earlier in the twentieth century as well..
        And they let the prospective pigeons go only so far before yarding them back into their safe space.

        We are up against a very malevolent, all-encompassing evil. And many’s the times we have seen their handiwork over the decades of our lives. It has profound structure and chain of command.

        But we refuse to connect the dots.

        Like I recently said, I’m only shaving with Occam’s Razor for the rest of this “long strange trip it’s been….”

        • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          What you said.

        • liber8tor July 28, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

          100%

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      A “high crime” is a crime that only a person in a place of power can commit.

      I think that obstructing justice for your son, because you control the Dept. of Justice, fits the bill.

      He used his position as president to make sure that his son went unpunished for his crimes. That is a high crime.

      Using the IMF money to get the Ukrainian prosecutor fired is also a high crime. Ordinary people cannot commit that crime.
      He was vice president then, not president, so it probably wouldn’t work for this impeachment.
      But I’m sure there are more in the last 2 years besides this particular one.

      • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        the hope of justice for any and all sundry details will draw us all along, while the soon to be forthcoming latest outrage will cause revulsion and anger, on cue.

        this is what it must feel like to be a critter in one of Temple Grandin’s slaughter chutes.

        or for the empire bound, bread and bloody circus.

      • ThorsHammer July 28, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

        @Paula

        Impeachment is a political circus meant to fill in the air time between electoral circuses.

        Justice is the blade of a guillotine falling as a reward for treason.

    • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

      What does impeach even mean? Does its current meaning have any relation to its historic, political meaning or its dictionary meaning (assuming these are even the same).

      Practically, it just seems to mean censure.

  7. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    It seems like the Secret Service should have had rescue equipment handy at a pond where a former president is known to go out on the water.

    • Not_GeorgeT July 28, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      Do ya think???

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 11:05 am #

      About that autopsy…
      The Deepers are real creative with autopsies. And with body burnings (cremations) on the fly. So one wonders here.

      • Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Dave,

        I started to wonder why it took them so long to find the Crawford’s body.

        I have no doubt that the searchers were doing their best, but did they have as much info as they could have had?

        The other paddler could have told them where to start looking.

        Plus, have we gotten any info on the distance of the find location from the spot where he fell in?

        It seems to me that a failure of the second paddler to immediately report the location where the guy went in (take a sighting on features of the shoreline) could be kind of suspicious.

        • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          Plus, it seems odd to go paddle boarding at 10pm. Alone? And if he had a buddy, why is the buddy not being named?

          I’ll betcha his “book” will never be published. How convenient.

          Plus no statement from his wife about what he was doing? Where was she?

        • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          @Islander, having grown up in a different time (on so many levels,) I’m full of consternation regarding this. First of all ONLY “eight feet deep.” In the summer. My mind boggles right there. Were they in shouting distance of a house, a car, other beach-goers? Was it so dark easily finding him would have added to the difficulty of finding him? What was the wind speed and direction?

          Based on my lifelong 60 years of experiences at sea, even some on lakes and rivers, I’d have been over to the place in a flash and during my prime, would have had him up aboard that P-board within 5 minutes or less if I could have readily found him.

          The reason I’m so bold in stating this is I’ve saved around a dozen people (I’ve forgotten, no lie) from the water by myself from imminent drowning. Mostly in water of near-freezing temps and including upside-down crashed airpIanes. I started in at around age 9 or 10 when my 4 year old brother stepped off a dock and never looked back or thought about it-before acting–ever.

          So this stinks and truly heads over and into the intrigue column knowing what little I know—if it isn’t just hearsay and rumors—that gets passed around the ether faster than Mark Twain ever could have imagined with his “A lie is halfway around the world before the truth can even get its pants on.”

          I wrote elsewhere this morning about how this much evil as we daily experience (if willing to stare it in the eye) from our government has metastasized to the point of serious damage to our psyches—both if we acknowledge it, or like most, look away in fear.
          I’m going to continue to add up the damages from column one. There’s just no choice in the matter that I can see.

          But oh does this suck because it fits so perfectly in taking the collective eye off of the actual game ball.

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

            Dave,

            You are the kind of guy I would want to have on a boat, or in any emergency. Quick thinking and quick action in an emergency—knowing what to do and how to do it— is HUGE!

            I don’t understand the time frame of the incident.

            Here is account in the MV Times:
            httpX://www.mvtimes.com/2023/07/25/obama-family-chef-dies-paddleboarding-edgartown-pond/

            “Although they were on-Island at the time of the incident, the former president and first lady were not at the residence at the time the 911 call was made, official sources told The Times.
            . . .
            Around 7:45 pm Sunday, local police and fire personnel responded to a call from the former president’s Turkeyland Cove Road residence, reporting a possible drowning of an African American male who was seen struggling in the water.

            A witness to the incident, whose name has not yet been released, reportedly told responding officials that once submerged, Campbell failed to resurface. He was last seen wearing all black, without a life preserver. . . .

            Attempts to obtain additional information on the incident, including police reports and emergency call audio via a public records request submitted by The Times Monday, were denied by the Massachusetts State Police Tuesday, who cited the pending investigation. ”

            So, whoever made the call from “the residence” seems not to have known who Crawford was.
            What did “the witness” do?

            Where in he pond was he found? I bet, not far from where he was last seen.

            Did they really need to bring in the Scituate and Quincy police??? Obviously they must have known that this guy had something to do with Obama.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Didn’t a Clinton cook die too? If this keeps up, they’re going to need food tasters. Cooks may strike back….

      • Cactus Girl July 28, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

        “The Deepers are real creative with autopsies. And with body burnings (cremations) on the fly. So one wonders here.”

        Yeah, like Osama’s traditional Muslim “burial at sea”.

        • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

          Ha! I just mentioned that.

    • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      I wonder if the Men In Black were there on the scene as it all went down (glug glug glug)?

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 11:41 am #

      And requisite-to-wear PFDs, e.g. ‘life jackets.’
      Never mind.

  8. mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    Nice post today, Jim. You have uncovered more about the Obamas’ chef than I have. I did notice an interesting picture of Malia and Sasha Obama on Tuesday at the airport leaving Martha’s Vineyard. So both daughters were apparently at the Obama compound when their former chef died.

    I hope Devon Archer avoids all paddle-boarding (and any other high risk activities) before Monday.

    • White German Shepherd July 28, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      Even pillows have proven to be deadly.

      • Opie July 28, 2023 at 10:49 am #

        So true!

    • Uncle Bob July 28, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Or trips to see shipwrecks aboard a submersible.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      I am beginning to think the Obamas have some weird form of Kennedy envy.

      I wonder, does Mr. Campell come with the family to Massachusetts? Was he staying at the house?

      He has a wife and kids. Where were they?

      He supposedly lived in Virginia. That’s a long haul to go paddle boarding.

      • megabeth July 28, 2023 at 11:03 am #

        Obama certainly acted like a remora on the dying Ted Kennedy’s hide, during and after his first election, even adopting a Portuguese water dog from Kennedy.

        • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          Perhaps he thought this summer would be a nice time to do a reenactment of Chappaquidick, which can’t be much more than a stone’s throw away.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        Who can forget Paul Lynde’s (the Centre of the Square), “I’m married!”.

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          tic tac dough

      • Islander July 28, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

        If the Obama were “in residence,” Crawford was presumably working.

    • Mac July 28, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      Malaria and Sharia were there? I hadn’t read that. Strange story, incompletely told.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      Where did you see that?

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        The Daily Mail . com

        httpx://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12336535/Malia-Sasha-Obama-pictured-Marthas-Vineyard-death-private-chef-Tafari-Campbell-beloved-family.html

        As always, I put an x in https

        • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          I always think of the Obama’s rented offspring as Kinshasa and Somalia.

          • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

            Much as I loathe the evil Obama, I find this whole idea of their not being the Obamas’ real progeny ridiculous. Good grief, look at the family RESEMBLANCE. The younger one looks just like Barack, and the older one just like Michelle.
            Now, there may have been IVF or heaven knows what else involved, but that Sasha and Malia are the genetic offspring of one or both of them, seems facially obvious to me (pun intended).

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

            Heartlander:

            Hm. I think the older one *might* look a bit like Obama, and the younger one doesn’t look like either one of them.

    • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      He won’t show. He’s already cancelled three previous meetings. Didn’t know one could cancel when under subpoena. His testimony will bury the Biden’s. Especially if he has all the receipts.

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

        Of course, he could be Breitbarted or Epsteined between now and Monday.

  9. DyersEve July 28, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    Justice is always “just about” to happen. It’s always just up yonder beyond the curve. Sorry, Jim, I’m just not buying that anything actually happens. Bidens get away with it. Obamas get away with it. Just like the Clintons. Blob gets bigger. Trump is still hassled. Nothing changes but I like your optimism.

    • White German Shepherd July 28, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      You hit the nail on the head.

      • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        hope for the rule-of-law reckoning is us pulling the other one, just because it has bells.

    • teddyboy46 July 28, 2023 at 10:38 am #

      I agree. I believe everything JHK has stated. Why, because in the history of politics this story has happened over and over.

      I too have a hard time believing anyone will be penalized because it would have happened already.

      • Uncle Bob July 28, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        What will probably happen is, RFK Jr gets nominated, says all the right things, and wins in a landslide. He finishes us off with his generally leftist policies, and the majority of Americans thinks it’s o so glorious that we’re paupers living in destitution — but *we’re right and those troglodytes who don’t agree with us are gonna get it!*!!! Or, he wins, is shot, and is replaced by a WEF stooge. Either way, we’re shit out of luck.

        What’s that? A Republucan other than Trump? Not gonna happen. They’re too concerned with pleasing the managerial class to make headway. So, GGG is the only option, and he’s so loaded down with negative coverage that he couldn’t even be voted Father of the Year by his own kids at this point.

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          they’re just giving us republicrat and demonrat chairs to rearrange on the USS 1984.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        That’s how I feel about so many things in the last several years.

        If they were going to happen they would have happened already.

        The people who think Trump is going to come back and defeat the Deep State are delusional.

        The same goes for RFK Jr., when he notices problems in our country and then he comes up with tired old 20th century Democrat government solutions.

        If they were going to work they would’ve worked.

        • Frank Buttitch July 28, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          So right you are. Whenever confronted, Junior claims that he is fulfilling the democrat agendas of his father and uncle. Unfortunately, those ideals resulted in deadly violence by the deep state.

          • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            Yes, Ted died in bed because he got with the program of replacing Whites, implementing the welfare state, etc.

            RFK is down with Ted but his opposition to Big Pharma is a no, no. So you may be right.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 28, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        I agree with you. Another excellent column, I like the facts and names, but as far as justice, I’ll believe it when I see it. We will see if Judge Noreika presides over an honest hearing.

        Until then, from the news and comments I read in places I consider relatively truthful and factually correct, like this, Western Civilization in general continues to dig an even deeper hole than the one it already cannot come out of, with debt run amuck, failing trade sanctions, a terrible war in the Ukraine which the West is, deservedly, losing, though the vast majority of the killed and wounded are Ukranians, but with some Russians also..

        And locally, where I live in the “mature suburbs” of Detroit, the news is comparable: municipalities are now charging residents for essential services, like yard waste removal, including trees or limbs knocked down due to weather, but they do have money to pay for and install electric car chargers.

        They do have money to reduce the number of lanes on traffic arteries from two in each direction to one, and install bicycle lanes, even though bicycles are not practical in suburbia, and four to six months of the year, it is too cold and/or snowy for even hardy cyclists to ride.

        And of course, our illustrious Michigan State House passed bill 4474, which states that if an individual “maliciously and intentionally” intimidates another individual based on any of the characteristics listed, including gender, they would be guilty of a felony hate crime.

        Well, at least today we still have access to CFN and other “awake” places.

        • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          And I see Gretchen Whitmer’s name floated for VP quite a bit. Her response to Covid should be enough to end her career.

        • messianicdruid July 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

          “…and install bicycle lanes, even though bicycles are not practical in suburbia, and four to six months of the year, it is too cold and/or snowy for even hardy cyclists to ride.”

          People around here are getting 4 wheelers with cabs and winches, dump beds and they are street legal light sc and blinkers etc. They go anywhere.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 28, 2023 at 11:14 am #

      DE-

      Don’t you worry!

      They’re gping to write another sternly-worded letter, you betcha!

    • Rowdypiglet July 28, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      The present moment seems to have been supernaturally prolonged, but nothing lasts – especially something as fragile as the present state of pretty much everything. Any one of the many weak points could break at any time. We don’t know the day or the hour, but we know that it will happen. That’s not to say that the guilty will be punished, but they will undoubtedly be swept away, along with most of the certainties we still hold. I hope something can be salvaged from the ruins of our world.

  10. Tate July 28, 2023 at 10:46 am #

    So the implication is that Barry was the other boarder. I guess Islander was onto something. I still think drugs were involved but now with deliberation & intent?

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    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      If this spin is on the money I’m going with a powerful sedative that coincidentally evaporates/absorbs innocuously from the body in short order, especially if drowning is suspected.
      This on top of everything else rotting in our republic. Waiting.
      And again observing the “new normal” from my aerie above the bay.
      So many fracture points showing stress cracks. And way too many false flags in ready reserve.

      • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Sidney Gottlieb, CIA “Poisoner-In-Chief” by Stephen Kinzer.

        Obama to his man servant, “Get me Brennan.”

        • loosethedogs July 28, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

          Sounds like the Kosher Nostra to me.

      • U R IntheVillage July 28, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        Succinylcholine or Pavulon, enough to paralyze him long enough to drown. Easy-peesey for pros.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      The more I think about this, the odder this looks.

      I mean, if I saw someone fall of a board and not resurface, I would go over there IMMEDIATELY on my own board to investigate—maybe the person has resurfaced and I just couldn’t see him (like maybe because sun low in sky)?

      If I didn’t see the guy I would look down into the water so see whether I can spot him. I would start shouting for help as loudly as could (not knowing the exact location I can’t say what houses/docks are nearby to where Crawford fell in). If near the Obama dock, I bet there is a phone at the dock. Basically, “Man overboard!”
      I would paddle to the nearest house or dock or beach near a residence, call 911, and then try to find someone to help. Someone with a boat and goggles or a snorkel, and get back there and start looking.

      I WOULD NOT JUST PADDLE AWAY!!

      And what happened to the guy’s board? Where did that end up?

      I can only infer that someone didn’t want him to get found too quickly.

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        A neighbor found the chef’s board rather quickly (same evening as when he went missing). The body was not found until the next day.

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          paddaquiddik

      • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        Wasn’t he out in the pond late at night?

        • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

          I thought the 911 call was 7:45 ish pm.

          • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

            And was made by a female.

          • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            A female? That rules out Obama, then.

            Maybe one of the girls.

          • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

            I thought it all happened about 10 p.m. Everything is different in the dark. How the heck do you find someone in murky water at 10 at night?

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

            It wasn’t 10 at night.

            The 911 call came in at ca. 7:45.
            Still light.

            And the actual event—“what the ‘witness’ saw”— was, obviously, somewhat earlier.

    • Hereward the Woke July 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      More like the Bed and Boarder. That creep is wrong on so many levels.

  11. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    Usually bystander who witness an accident are interviewed on TV right away.

  12. jlmartin July 28, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    Come September inflation picks up where it hurts with energy and food. Government can’t pass spending bills. Insurance co0mpanies raise rates and business in general starts to hold back waiting to see where all this is going.

    • BackRowHeckler July 28, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      In the State of New York electricity prices poised to double this winter as a result of Clean Energy mandates passed by the legislature. The ‘Transfer to Renewables’ despite what you’ve heard, will not be free, nor will the (inadequate) power produced by wind turbines be free. On the contrary, it will be exceedingly expensive.

      • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        Such carping should NOT be allowed here by the delightful Mr. K.
        The people of New York State and all the other enlightened folks of Mr. Biden’s America will be doing just fine, thank you very much, as long as they can top-off their Bivalent Boosters every three weeks or so.

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

        BackRowHeckler,

        The renewables, despite what you’ve heard, will also not be all that “clean” or “green” either.

      • Anon1970 July 29, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

        I already pay about 40 cents per kw in Northern California. What are the current rates in NY state where you are?

  13. Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    The paddle-boarder is almost a bigger distraction than the UAP/UFO hearings that were, um, conveniently, held on the same day as Hunter’s.

    The chef had only learned to swim in 2019, and the ocean is the ocean. It’s not like he is a crypto-currency exchange owner who drowned strolling on the shore, or fell off his yacht.

    In the former case, we are to believe that the same feckless and corrupt bureaucrats who cannot produce an Epstein Island client list, swore that the Laptop-From-Hell was a Russian disinformation campaign, who cannot identify the originator of the J6 pipe-bomb or the West Wing coke bag, and have been totally unsuccessful in burying all the evidence that reveals that the US engineered the COVID virus in/with a Chinese lab have somehow collected, kidnapped, and piled stacks of bodies, material, and vehicles from creatures with the ingenuity and intelligence to travel across vast amounts of space utilizing methods that defy both our understandings of time and physics and kept it a secret.

    The only intrigue this renders is what the Deep State has up their sleeves to top this.

    Biden does not have to pardon Hunter. But Kamala will pardon them both.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      “The chef had only learned to swim in 2019, and the ocean is the ocean.”

      Er, no. Edgartown Great Pond is NOT the ocean.

      Have you ever heard of Google Maps?

      Actually, it is a lot like someone falling off their yacht at the dock. Only he fell off a paddle board a hundred feet from shore.

      Do I hear a weird voice coming from nowhere in particular moaning “Dyke Bridge . . . “

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        It’s a large 900 acre body of brackish water, it’s called “Great” for a reason.

        He was visiting the Obamas who were “on island” but not at the residence at the time of death.

        He left the White House with them to serve as their personal chef (I am assuming that he follows the Obama’s between residences). Prepares meals for them and their guests.

        He was not wearing a floatation device.

        I have surfed, kayaked, boated, water-skied, sailed, paddle-boarded (so boring and tiresome) for most of my life.

        People do not realize how much energy and balance is needed to direct a paddle-board once winds and waves and tides pick up.

        But no, Obama had his family’s chef killed because he was going to reveal his secret eggs hollandaise sauce.

        ODS

        Obama Derangement Syndrome

        • Islander July 28, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

          “It’s a large 900 acre body of brackish water, it’s called “Great” for a reason. ”

          Please do tell us, O wise one, what that reason is.

          I’ll tell you: Because the size is over 10 acres. That is the definition of a great pond in Mass.

          There has not been any mention of untoward weather of any kind on Sunday evening.

          There is no surfing in EGP. Tides are barely noticeable in such a pond—do you see the tiny size of the one cut to the ocean? This cut has to be opened “manually” most years—so “powerful” are the tides and currents of EGP! Do you see the distance of Turkeyland Cove from this cut?

          [Rolls eyes.]

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            “How deep is Edgartown Great Pond?
            The pond has an area of 544 to 840 acres, a mean depth of 3.0 to 4.3 feet, and a tidal range of 0.6 ft.”

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            Nuttier than a squirrel turd

            Please, end the mystery of the sunken chef.

            It’s a real priority

          • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            And someone is killing the great chefs of Europe.

          • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

            The lake has a depth of 3.0 to 4.3 feet?

            You just don’t understand tradewinds, the force of brackish water that has been disturbed, paddleboarding, and the weakened physical state of a chef “preparing meals” for Big Mike..

            Clearly ODS.

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

            Well, that’s the “mean” depth.

            But I don’t see how a mean depth can be a range.

            There are some sandbars and sandy points of land that taper off into the water.

            But, yeah, basically shallow. Especially close to shore. Which is where Crawford was spotted, supposedly from the house?

          • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

            Campbell. Not Crawford.

        • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

          Has anyone considered the possibility that he was another “suddenly” victim of the damned vaxxx?

          • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

            I would entertain Barry O droning him at high tide or him keeling over from the safe an effective “vaccine” developed in mere months with 1.5 billion doses bottled up and ready to go in some 90 days.

            I have both Obama and Bourla Derangement Syndrome.

            Do your worst.

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

            Yes, I did.

            Well, couched as “some kind of medical emergency” in a local comments thread.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        You don’t come back from Dead Man’s Curve.

    • SW July 28, 2023 at 11:41 am #

      Biden is decaying before our very eyes along with McConnell and Feinstein. Gee, I wonder why Putin and Xi don’t look too scared.

      I disagree about all the coverups you listed. They’ve done a great job of never having any of these things investigated to the point an indictment has been issued and, even though they’re in the news (sort of), nothing will be done about any of them. Maybe Hunter won’t be able to get that sweetheart deal but the chance of him seeing the inside of a jail are nil.

      I watched the hearings on UFOs and found the witnesses to be credible men. Something’s going on and the government obviously doesn’t want to tell the public. Maybe they’re still in negotiations on the number of genders they’ll allow to migrate to their planet.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        The point is that they can’t keep anything a secret.
        They can’t bury any evidence.

        It has nothing to do with anyone ever being held responsible.

        They bring some career military clown to testify who made the rounds on all the podcasts and news sites blabbing away about bodies and vehicles, you know, disinformation, whetting appetites of low info Joe Sixpack?

        Only, when under oath, claims he cannot answer… hmmm, wonder why much?

        • SW July 28, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

          The plot does always seem to be the same – lie, accuse, loudly denounce, admit a little bit, say there was “miscommunication”, lie some more, admit a little more, and hope for a freak weather event to distract the public.

          Where I live there are a number of charity shops that people donate old books, etc when cleaning out houses. I picked up A Report on Unidentified Flying Objects published in 1956 and written by Edward Rupplet. He was the first man in charge at Wright-Patterson when they formed the unit to study UFOs. He was a aeronautical engineer and a thorough investigator. Obviously he didn’t have the technical ability that’s available now to analyze data but I believe he was an honest man (he’s dead now). He stated about 80% of the reports were weather balloons or celestial phenomena but for the rest there was no known explanation. He wanted all information given to the public and no secrecy.

          After reading the book I do think UFOs are real whereas I was very skeptical before. The man who wrote it was straightforward and did not sound the least bit crazy or gullible.

          I found the testimony of the men to be credible, especially the former Navy pilot from San Diego. David Grusch is a bit of an enigma but he made it clear for him to stay within the laws safeguarding whistle blowers, he couldn’t be specific with the public. We’ll see if we get more information or if it goes nowhere.

          Too many men who have tried to speak out about their concerns have been silenced and smeared. Remember how the scientists who questioned the origin of the covid genome were treated? I want to know as much as possible about the UFOs that numerous people have witnessed, especially seasoned pilots and radar operators.

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

          Golly-gee, ain’t that something?

          At the same time as the chef at sea mystery, Hunter hearing, and unidentified evidence of unidentified flying things… Bankman-Fried’s campaign laundering charges are dropped.

          But an olympic gold medalist swimmer chef died in Obama’s swimming pool!

          • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            Have you mastered swimming in brackish water with a mean depth of 3-4.3 feet?

            Tell us, wavemaster.

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 6:17 pm #

            So tell us math master what does mean depth mean?

            Go ahead?

            Data points… come on, you can get there.

            What do you think the depth is at shore? Same as our in the center, out closer towards the sea?

            Come on math man, what does your average tell you?

            Now the reports vary, but he went down in 8 feet and his body was recovered in 10 feet.

            Why that’s above the mean! No shit, but you didn’t factor for
            ODB which brings us to the totally illogical conclusion that he died in 3 inches of water because Obama!

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

            EL: An average is not a mean.

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

            Islander, was sixth grade more fun the first or second time?

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 12:43 am #

            When does a great pond become a lake?

          • Night Owl July 29, 2023 at 6:38 am #

            Edge Lord getting wrecked:

            “Edgartown Great Pond is a coastal estuary that lies entirely within … The pond is only about 2 meters deep and the bottom sediment mainly […]”

            https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/30dc099fffe749178b33b977c1606a8e

            2 meters is about 6 ft.

            Edge Lord = Clown.

          • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:02 am #

            Yeah I’m getting wrecked by a bunch of Q-anon wack-jobs.
            2 feet off.
            I am going off of initial stories I read.
            There are more stories about tidal/storm surges and record heights at the pond.
            But who gives a damn?

            Because this is not the issue.

            The issue is Q-conspiracies, Obama Derangement Syndrome, and being just as bad, if not worse, than the extreme left.

            No compunction.
            No logic.
            No bounds.

            Let’s get to the heart of the matter.

            Why did Obama have his chef murdered?

            Perform freak!

          • Suburban_elk July 29, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

            Edge Lord, your views are the opposite of edgy, they are pedestrian. His death is suspicious, cuz the circumstances.

            Granted, no one really knows, and no one can say for sure, but what’s the deal with your insistence that there’s no grounds to be suspicious, when an insider dies on the grounds of a former president, and given what’s coming to be known about how, uh, deplorable those people are, and their operations.

            It’s pretty much a given that the Clintons had A LOT of people taken out, as in killed; and it’s not unreasonable to figure the Obamas are in it, as deeply, and play with the same dirty tricks, which include murder.

            And obv, as a household insider, he might be privy to a lot of info, and also it’s not unlikely that Barry and Michelle both, were into deviant sex. You know that that is rife in DC, and the higher up, the more of it.

            This isn’t “conspiracy theory” at this point.

            “edge lord” I dub thee Normie Dupe

          • Night Owl July 30, 2023 at 4:24 am #

            You couldn’t even be bothered to look up basic data about the pond.

            What’s next, a revival of the Russo-Nazi Manchurian Candidate sleeper cells?

            You nut.

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        SW,

        If you are creating a dead pool, add Fetterman before you set the odds.

        • SW July 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

          And they elected him that way! A true testament to the vigor and mental acuity we value in our elected officials.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        And what about Ted and Mary Jo? A lot of bad things seem to happen on “the Island”.

    • abbybwood July 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      He was in an eight foot deep glassy pond, not the ocean.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        It is not glassy!

        ODS!

      • SW July 28, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        The paddle boards I’ve seen have a lead attached to the board that connects to a wrist band. This was on a lake so maybe this safety precaution is optional.

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

          The people here are like kittens in a yarn ball factory

          • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            You think you are doing well?

            LOL.

        • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

          SW, good point.

          I was gonna say, someone who just fell off a paddle board (say, lost his balance but was not otherwise incapacitated) would surely, first thing, grab the board.

          It seems obvious that Crawford did not just “fall off” and then drown. Something occurred FIRST—heart attack?—that caused him suddenly to faint or double over in pain and crash off the board. If it was something gradual, such as feeling a bit dizzy or nauseated, he would have had time to lower himself down to sit on the board, or straddle it.

          Something took him out suddenly.

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

        Eight foot depth is two feet OVER a 6-foot person’s head. That’s plenty deep to drown in if one’s ability to swim has been compromised by alcohol, drugs, or a vaxxx-caused “suddenly and unexpectedly.”

        • Night Owl July 29, 2023 at 6:42 am #

          The pond has a depth of six feet .

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

          In water 2 feet over your head, you could just jump up and down all the way to shore.

          Come on, now.

      • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 12:45 am #

        Not glassy or gassy but brackish and blackish.

  14. kbird July 28, 2023 at 11:08 am #

    This reads like the National Enquirer

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      With this much sleaze saturation, how could it read otherwise?

    • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      The National Enquirer has more truth in it these days than the New York Times.

      • Uncle Bob July 28, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

        Probably always has.

        The Old Gray Lady
        Ain’t what she used to be…

    • Minnie Van Horne July 28, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

      Just wait till you read the accounts of how Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Diane Feinstein and Eric Fetterman were all abducted together by an alien spacecraft last summer. They were whisked around the galaxy for a few days, injected with mind-altering drugs and subjected to anal probes. They also met Elvis, Catherine the Great and Chairman Mao. Afterwards they were deposited, somewhat dazed and confused, on the rooftop of the Pentagon at 3:00 AM.

      This information was much too explosive for the Intelligence professionals to share on TV in Congressional open session yesterday, so it was saved for the SKIF. But Alexander Vindman will be sure it gets to the higher-ups at the Enquirer. You heard it here first at CFN.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

        That’s LEFTenant (sic) Colonel Vindman dammmitttt!!!

        Picture Flounder from Animal House throwing a tantrum

        • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

          Does dough flayed from Col. Stay-Puft float or sink in shallow brackish water?

          So many questions.

  15. dilbert113 July 28, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    “Biden Family foot-soldier Devon Archer is scheduled for a deposition this coming Monday,” Archer was already scheduled to testify several times before, and each time he pulled out and refused to show up. I fully expect he won’t show up again Monday, probably for “personal reasons” or a “family emergency” or sickness or whatever. In the event that he does show up, he won’t say anything noteworthy, because he doesn’t want to “commit suicide” “have a heart attack” “die in an accidental fall” etc. In addition, the best one can realistically hope for with Biden is an early retirement, or simply a declaration that he’s not running for re-election, so everyone should back off and stop picking on an old man. Seriously, the Republicans are Democrats, and they’re not interested in change. Only Trump, RFK, and a handful of other people are serious about changing things in this country, and that’s not enough to make a difference. Hoping for more is just wishful thinking.

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  16. BackRowHeckler July 28, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    Odd thing, I’ve been watching NBC evening news the past few nights and have seen nothing at all about Hunter’s legal problems, or how his father may be tied in. Instead, it’s been “Another Trump indictment coming soon.”

    • stelmosfire July 28, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      That’s because Trump is a felonious businessman operating with the MOB for years in NYC in dirty deals. Slippery as they come. A regular Tony Soprano character. Garbageman extraordinaire. C’mon Man, you know he’s slime. MSNBC says so everyday. TDS reigns supreme in the MSM.

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      It is amazing how much they can cover up by a lack of coverage.

      As well as how easily they can make an entire country believe nonsense, just by constant repetition.

      • SW July 28, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        By constant repetition and virtual monopoly of the news. And, as you pointed out, simply and effectively not mentioning it at all. A good friend I was talking to had never heard of the Twitter files and what they’d exposed. It wasn’t reported on MSNBC or the Morning Joe show and that’s all she watches.

      • Uncle Bob July 29, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

        The most insidious power the media have is the power to ignore.

        • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

          What is mind boggling is the common belief, against all historical evidence, that “They could never hide that. The news would report it.”

          Literally unbelievable.

  17. MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    It’s not much of a leap to imagine that the deep state will off “Joe Biden” – after all, that’s what they do. It is a shame that no one seems to be powerful enough to take them down, but if they do rid us of JB, I do hope that all the secrets are revealed first.

    Then the players involved will, sadly, hustle all the crimes back under the carpet while the public moves on… no jail time or even firings, mostly likely.

    It’s not easy seeing rule of law go swirling down the drain (if there ever was actual rule of law – maybe we just got used to the pretense of it). It’s maddening. I like that people are catching on, though, slowly but surely.

    When one considers the immeasurable damage that Hunter has done to his father and family, one has to wonder just what JB did to him to create such a monster. That tells me about all I need to know about JB.

    And I hope Judge Noreika does not suffer any deep state retaliation, such as her family being taken out, or that she ends up being driven into a ditch, or “suicided.”

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      “(if there ever was actual rule of law – maybe we just got used to the pretense of it)”

      The rules and the laws only exist for the little people, and occasionally for the big players who, from time to time, fail to adhere to the unwritten rules.

      Fact

      • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

        Agree 100%.

        Novels/history/etc. are filled to the brim throughout man’s existence documenting the fact that rules are for the little people.

        I still wonder if Henry XIII actually had to worry about pissing off the Vatican in order to marry who he wanted.

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 11:58 am #

      I was trying to remember what case that one judge was working on, when her husband and son were shot, supposedly by a man who conveniently committed suicide as he was driving home from the hit.

      Was it Epstein?

      • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Federal Judge Esther Salas. The shooting was in New Jersey, July 2020.

        • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

          Do you remember what the trial was?

          • mrs_saj July 28, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            This may not be the case Paula D is referring to. But Judge Salas’ husband and son were shot in their home (the son killed) by a plaintiff attorney in a case before her. The attorney was terminally ill with melanoma. He committed suicide after the shooting. He did not like latina judges and the case was dragging on.

            The 2015 case was, of all things, about the constitutionality of the all-male US draft. In other words, the constitutionality of excluding females.

            I haven’t seen anything that connects the judge with the Epstein case. But the only time the suspect (the attorney) appeared before the judge was the draft case.

          • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 8:54 pm #

            Thank you!

        • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

          Yes, thank you, mrs saj. That is the shooting I remembered.

          But I don’t believe the story about the “racist, anti-feminist” lawyer who shot them, and then shot himself on the way home.

          Too convenient. And the patsy too perfect.

          It was an Epstein case. And a Deutsche Bank case, to boot….

          ”More recently, Salas has presided over an ongoing lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor “high-risk” customers including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.”

          .timesofisrael.com/gunman-kills-son-wounds-husband-of-us-district-judge-esther-salas/

          • mrs_saj July 30, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

            Thanks for the update. I have not read much of anything about the judge’s more recent caseload. She spent time getting a law passed to protect judges’ home addresses and that’s all I know.

    • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      True or False: Things were once better in this nation?

      So change is possible. Lately it’s been change for the worse, but that in itself simply indicates that they aren’t all powerful because at one point they had less power. Maybe they will have less power again in the future, right?

      • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        I think they always had the power, but thought it wise to keep that on the down-low.

        Now, they don’t care if/what we know, it would seem. Just different tactics, I guess.

        • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

          We own property and weapons. They are a long way from winning. If they were always in control, they would have never allowed either – or a lot of other things.

          Their passion for “change” indicates that they haven’t always been in control. Alas their success at “change” indicates their accelerating power.

          Can you relax the binary thinking a bit? The Political Manicheanism?

          When George Washington decided not to run for office again, the Aristocrats of Europe were stunned. They had assumed he was a de facto new King, that he would rule for life, then passing it to his son.

          I grant you that he may have been part of the New Order, that of merchants running the world. Something that the European Royalty didn’t know about But Washington may not have known it either. He was a Soldier first and foremost, but one very interested in land and money. But he seems to have been sincere in his idealism – like many of the Founders.

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            Jarek, you don’t own any property.

            Willing to wager?

            You pay rent on your property. They call the rent “taxes” to make you feel better about it.

            Now I want you to not pay the rent for a year or two and tell me what happens to “your” property, deal?

            Again, people prefer to believe the misconception rather than understand the concept.

          • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            So people don’t own property?

            Nobody is self sufficient in the ultimate sense. You think you own your own body, right? Got a receipt? Who will own it after you leave? And will you get a good offer on it before you go? No, no, and no.

            Using existential or ultimate truth to derail relative conversations! But if I invited you to have an existential conversation, you wouldn’t be interested. But you like to “use” them….

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            Yawn

            You decline the wager I see

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            My apologies. I was referring specifically to real estate, something the lower classes never “owned” and somehow related to today’s lesson(?) in the non-germane about George Washington.

            No worries, you’ll always have your cats. Ain’t nobody taking Toonces from Jarek, nobody!

          • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

            Edge, Jarek was trying to wax on about his Great White Hero George Washington, and you had to ruin it by giving him a lesson about “owning” real estate.

            It probably caused a few circuits in that deranged head of his to misfire. Maybe throw in how the Jews are behind property taxes? Then he’ll get it!

            Lol.

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            The deep questions bore philistines. They only bring them up to dodge relative questions. Then they are surprised to find manacles on their wrists.

          • Anthea July 29, 2023 at 10:36 am #

            @ Edge Lord:

            It seems unlikely that Jarek pays rent on his domicile, as he is not employed. He has a rent-free, or virtually rent-free setup.

            The usual case, where there is a chronically unemployed (and sometimes unemployable) family member, is that said unemployed family member lives with their parents. Then they continue to live in their parents’ house after said parents die. Their siblings would like to sell the house and split the resulting inheritance, but they can’t get the deadbeat out of there. (This is so common that I think there must be some legal issue involved.)

            This is a pretty bad deal for the siblings, as Medicaid will place a lien on the house for any medical expenses, but that may be limited to the deadbeat’s share of ownership. Plus, most likely the siblings are paying the property taxes, and no one is maintaining the house.

            Alternatively, where the deadbeat’s parents did not own the home, he/she may live in Section 8 housing or some other type of subsidized housing, where they pay little or no rent. Their income consists of Social Security Disability, food stamps, and maybe some other entitlements. There is a new program through United Health Care that mostly takes care of utilities.

            So, none of the issues you have raised apply to Jarek.

          • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 10:48 am #

            All right, let’s get relative.
            Washington was a farmer. They liked to call themselves planters back then. They owned plantations. By trade he was a farmer, but more importantly, he was a land owner.
            He surveyed land and acquired land. To own more fsrms and more plantations.
            Now, how is this different from the old blue-blooded landowners from Europe? Well, Washington would never employ serfs. That would be barbaric. He employed black slaves.
            Now how did Washington acquire even more wealth, land, and status? Well, he did it the old fashioned aristocratic way, why he married into it.
            Washington did cede power and there is greater “nobility” in this, but he had a lot of land to manage and a lot of money to make.
            Back then, people didn’t get rich governing.

            But wax on and tell me more myths.

          • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:23 am #

            Anthea, that is probably the most eloquent savage take-down ever witnessed.

            Socratic assassination

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            So early Americans didn’t own any property? Just like Americans later and now?

            You’re insane. You’re passion for caricature is getting the best of you again.

            One reason for America’s success is that there was LOTS of unowned land once the Indians were dispossessed. And it rose during an interim period between the dying of the Aristocratic order and the rise of the Merchant Kings. The South (including George Washington) had elements of the old order as per their focus on land as you say. That posed a problem for the new order which they dealt with a bit later.

          • Uncle Bob July 29, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

            Washington, at his inauguration, led the First Congress in prayer. They promised that America would be the New Israel, following God’s Law. They asked for His blessings. They also said that, if America strayed, that He utterly destroy the nation. Well, we’re about there. Our leaders have sold us out to our enemies and denuded our military and economy. Our churches would rather tell us lies than the Gospel, let alone anything negative like the punishments God promised to levy against “believers” who wilfully sin and refuse to repent. (https ://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/28.htm)

            We are so self-righteous and arrogant as a people. Most of us would never apologize anyway because “I didn’t do anything wrong,” or maybe “God just needs to understand, and if he doesn’t, fuck Him.” Others refer to our military might, ignorantly believing that 50-year-old weapons are state of the art and that we have endless supplies of them. We don’t, because presidential crooks sent them to Mexican drug cartels and Ukrainian gangsters and Libyan and Egyptian terrorists. And us having guns? Its supposed to thwart exactly what’s going on, but its doing less than jack shit to stop it. The bastards will disarm us, probably after a bunch of politicians are mowed down by some jackass with a couple handguns the media and that fucker Schumer will call “machine guns.” In our greed, complacency, laziness, reliance upon technology, and desire to trust “experts” instead of ourselves for at least a century, Americans have nearly destroyed their country. Unless we turn to God — well, it may already be too late, but we can try.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

            @Edge, I would love to have a compilation of @Anthea’s contributions to the blog, especially her excellent assessment of Jarek’s psychological make-up. I do believe she is 100% spot on. Jarek has, of course, never denied any of it, as it’s pretty plain she’s nailed him down.

            What I appreciate even more is that it really clarifies why he says the insane stuff he does, especially the seething hate for mankind in general and blacks and women in particular.

            Not to mention, it’s entertaining to read.

            Brava, Anthea.

  18. thirdcoastlegend July 28, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    Isn’t the ultimate purpose of the current, bought-off regime to render the US impotent, then surrender it to China over some ginned up conflict in Taiwan?

    After that, the Chicoms should be able to go active with their plan to remove all the pesky two-legged rodents from their newly acquired North American lebensraum.

  19. Q. Shtik July 28, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    Tafari Campbell, 43, was found dead around 10:00 o’clock Monday morning in the Edgartown Great Pond off the Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard estate after a paddle-board accident. Mr. Tafari allegedly fell off the board – excerpt from JHK’s blog essay today

    ==========

    @JHK

    Jim, you have Tafari as a first name and then several times thereafter (one of which I bolded above) you refer to Mr. Tafari rather than Mr. Campbell. Perhaps corrections are in order or there is something here I’m not understanding.

    • Tate July 28, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      It’s not Jim its Mr. Jim to you.

      • SpeedyBB July 29, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        The only one to do that Mr. Given-Name on is either a hairdresser or a Saturday morning children’s show host.

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      Maybe he’s doing the black thing of using Mr. as an honorific before the first name.
      That used to be common. Not so much now, with the widespread lack of respect in the younger generation.

      Think: Driving Miss Daisy.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

        That used to be fairly common when I was growing up, you’d hear younger black people refer to older black women (if they knew them well) as Miss and their first name.

        One of the reasons I think the custom has faded is because more blacks are much farther from southern roots.

        • Anthea July 29, 2023 at 10:45 am #

          Sometimes, even among white people, a woman might be called by “Miss,” followed by her first name. The only case I can think of when I was growing up was one of the grade-school teachers–Miss Helen. Her last name was Costello, so it may be that she decided to keep it simple for the little kids.

          • GreenAlba July 30, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            I remember Miss Ellie in ‘Dallas’, who was white. 🙂

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      Most people frequenting this blog know when taking a time-out or easing up from an affectation that borders on the obsessive-compulsive is a good thing for all concerned, especially those otherwise self-governing who start to come across as self-appointed scolds, and if left unaddressed by we the participants for excessive zeal, suddenly we find ourselves having to deal with its cousin conceit. No thanks. Not why I come here. And you are not the only one, nor as a rule, far from the worst offender. But you own your niche.

      It would be a shame to finally see your mostly ‘cute’ and sometimes even helpful self-obsession with others’ grammar finally reduced to tiresome ridicule among your compatriots, and in particular, our long-suffering but always the trouper, always informative host.

      I say that because I’m ashamed how degraded and perverted our country—the one we were rightfully once so proud of—even if it did turn out to be illusory—-is still remembered by me positively-enough as I get closer to “the Last Stop” now. Feeling this deeply in spite of my inherent cynicism tells me it is still worth fighting for the ideals, I’ve still got a lifetime of political involvement to look back on, including donating $ large dough I could have used today in my dotage.

      It’s the “I see the Final Station up ahead” culmination of a long life lived, but it’s also now a raw, abscessing wound, of warring “anything goes” urban tribes, of hopelessness, a barrel full of broken-hearted pain for so many of us who yet try to believe our lives weren’t all for nothing in spite of these criminals infesting our republic at all strata.
      (Why “OK, Boomer” makes me see red.)

      Now for the finale here come the countless undocumented immigrants into this already-failed (but not bad enough for the Owners yet) goulash, this human poo stew. “Remember “melting pot?” How quaint.

      Being betrayed by offshoring beginning in the Eighties just another ‘class’ act’ with in our faces consequences for today and the immediate future.
      The printing presses press on, but “for whom do the $ hundies proliferate,” for what ends do these ponderously pealing bells toll…?
      Little doubt as to that answer.
      So society as it affects and encompasses us, such as it is in our experiences in the 21st century’s third decade already, that’s a hard-enough trapeze act already and our places in it, are somewhat described above.
      Critiquing may or may not be called for. I’ll let JK be the judge of that.

      Paz y amor.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        Good run on sentences. The first clause of the first one doesn’t make too much sense though, at least not to me.

        Check out Jefferson’s use of the semi-colon. It may up your game.

        I think I agree with you, not sure. I believe in strong borders and homogeneity. Bricks of the same shape and size build strong walls and buildings. Bricks of many odd sizes and shapes tend not to do so.

        • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

          Pain pills. Pain. Sleepless night.
          Win some-lose some.
          Too doped-up to quit.
          Full on derp.

      • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        My point with the above “blah-blah-blah” was/is we’re damaged enough (or maybe not,) our psyches have had to absorb this litany of disasters and catastrophes along with personal travils in plentitude, especially this most recent stretch 2001 to today, and respecting our shared experience is more deserving than quibble, quibble, quibble.

        That’s what rubbed me wrong. It’s about a time and place for everything.
        PS: not going to lose any sleep over it.

        • Billy Hill July 28, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          I’m afraid it’s too late for a semi-colon.
          Someone fetch an editor.

          • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 12:42 am #

            The school of Vonnegut.

        • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

          It was a fine post, Dave. Don’t let a crypto Nazi Incel tell you otherwise.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            Agree.

      • SpeedyBB July 29, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        Dave says “Being betrayed by offshoring beginning in the Eighties…” perplexed me. I thought it was during the faux-benign reign of Bonzo Reagan that industry shipped out.

        One of his cabinet once snarled at a reporter “You’re one of those who think all we’re going to do is cut one another’s hair”, which was unintentionally prophetic, although in fact globalization of car component manufacture was already going strong the previous decade.

        Whenever you pull up beside a Hardley-Ableson owner, sitting on his 1920s-designed pushrod vee-twin going POTATO POTATO, and he sneers at your Jap rice-grinder, ask him where his 700-pound trembling motor is made.

        “Milwaukee!”

        Gee, not exactly, Bubba. Look closely and you’ll spot those Mikuni carbs. Made in – hey remember we went to war with Japan? H-D finally got tired of those leaky, frothing Tillotson carburetors – couldn’t even power a lawn motor properly – and went East.

        Oh and your cast wheels: they come from Brazil. And on and on.

        The last color television made in the USA, based on an RCA color standard developed by David Sarnoff in the early 1950s, left for Mexico in 1984 when Zenith closed their manufacturing facility in the Midwest.

        National industrial betrayal actually started in the 1960s: the war in Vietnam made Japan extremely wealthy, without sacrificing even one soldier’s life, and pepped up Korea as well. Technology transfer – what a laugh.

        Did the USA simply sleep-walk into national deindustrialization? Was it always only about profits, quarters, screwing the unions? The fact that the great mass of patriotic, loyal Americans couldn’t give a shit where their sports shoes or flat-screen TeeVees or cars are made. The political whores are just camp followers, recognizing that if the citizenry doesn’t care then why should they.

        It was an early manifestation of what today all the western countries are yelling about: the PRC’s “debt trap”, along with their Belt & Road Initiative.

        Pretty tragic, but not surprising. It’s almost like they followed the late Roman Empire, connecting the dots.

        • Uncle Bob July 29, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

          At Breton Woods 2, LBJ was told America led the world in industry, had the world’s reserve currency, and was the world’s financial system at its feet. He was given the option of which thing to give up in order to get the money for the Great Society (which was nothing more than a scheme to destroy minority families so they’d become dependent on government for everything. He picked deindustrialization. And here we are, dependent on China for military parts, victims of another mistake made by a progressive asshole.

    • Hereward the Woke July 28, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      STFU

      • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

        If I’d had my druthers, I woulda.

    • Q. Shtik July 30, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Perhaps corrections are in order or there is something here I’m not understanding. – Q.

      ===========

      Mr. James has declined to correct the six times he wrote Mr. Tafari. He either didn’t see them as errors or simply wasn’t going to be goaded into the tedium of fixing all six of them.

      Just to make sure this use of Mr. preceding a given name rather than a last name was not a first, I went back through the last 25 blog essays using a search on the word Mr. In no instance did Mr. James, or for that matter, did any commenter use Mr. preceding a given name.

      Further, I researched the name Tafari and learned that it is of Jamaican origin. I found nothing to suggest that Jamaicans would use Mr. to precede Tafari or any other given name.

      Before doing all this work I first emailed Mr. James and asked for an explanation. Big mistake! I had my head handed to me for bothering him with this “stupid shit.” I think it was one of those days where Mr. James “got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

        I’ve never seen anyone ever work harder to get banned.

  20. Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    “A later report said that Mr. Obama might have been present at the estate that evening without Michelle. Was he Mr. Tafari’s paddle-board companion? Did he make the 911 call? ”

    Wow, where is such a later report?
    I don’t see any mention of it.

    One of the local papers has the story on the front page of the paper edition, but there are no updates at the online edition, which features something else.
    httpX://www.mvtimes.com/

    The other local paper has nothing about the drowning on its online front page.
    httpX://vineyardgazette.com/

    It would be quite possible for Obama to be here and “no one” knowing. I have never heard of any local “spottings” since he bought the gigantic mansion. Its location is well away from town although with good access. Of course he has a helicopter pad; probably he gets flown over here by the military, from Otis Air Force Base on the Cape. How I wiuld love to see the self-satisfied, smug smirk wiped off that guy’s face!

    The curious can do a Google Maps search for “Turkeyland Cove.” I think the Obama spread is on the peninsula north of a labeled location call Slough Farm Foundation. The latter spread belongs to Paul Singer, who seems to be behind the introduction (more like, insertion or injection) of the Chabad organization into this community.

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    • Disaffected July 28, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

      Thanks! I assume the mega-mansion with all the cupola(?) looking shapes on the roofs just north of what appears to be a beach is his. Or maybe all the buildings in that area are part of one big compound? One can only wonder how much real estate goes for out there, although, as they say, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it. I doubt Jim would be too impressed with the architecture either. Call it 21st Century American Cheesy and Pretentious.

    • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      That’s Jared’s group.

      Have you gone down to look around? Maybe you could write an article for the Daily Planet.

  21. Ishabaka July 28, 2023 at 11:29 am #

    I imagine the odds are high that Hunter will fail a random drug/alcohol test in the near future, and then things will get REALLY interesting, especially if Judge Noreika puts him in jail for violating the conditions of his release.

    • BackRowHeckler July 28, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Hunter Biden is your classic f#kk up. I’ve known people like him, who come from prominent famiies, which gives them a sense of entitlement. Sometimes the sons of President’s are exemplary, like the boys of both Roosevelt’s, or John Garfields son. I mentioned John Coolidge’s son who was a neighbor in this village, a kindly old guy who had been an executive with the NHRR. Then you have Hunter, who will accept no limits, and seems to have an insatiable need for money, drugs, and raunchy sex. What an embarrassment he is to his family and his country. The only parallel I can think of is John Adam’s son, who was an alcoholic and scam artist who ended up dead inside a seedy hotel room in I think Manhattan.

      • cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

        Don’t forget the progeny of Teddy Roosevelt. They were all stellar young people.

      • Jo-G July 28, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

        “Then you have Hunter, who will accept no limits, and seems to have an insatiable need for money, drugs, and raunchy sex. ” The fact that he seems to come close to satiation makes him a pop hero. He seems to be living the fantasy life described in some of Hunter S. Thompson’s popular books. Money, Guns, Drugs, Sex, what more could a young man aspire to? His lifestyle reinforces Mr. Kunstler’s succinct description of modern American culture- “Anything goes, nothing matters, and nobody cares.” Maybe he deserves punishment if his money was obtained illegally or he committed some fraud but not for his aspirational all-American lifestyle. He’s the smartest man our president and commander in chief has ever known.

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

          to paraphrase an old soviet joke –

          they change the morals so fast that you don’t know which of yesterday’s vices were a virtue…

        • JackStraw July 28, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

          All he’s missing is a lawyer sidekick.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        It’s a wise Elite who would treat their kids like coolies. I’m not say never give them an inheritance or an allowance, but only later and and only a small one at first.

        Carnegie was stricken at what wealth did to the kids of his class.

        JFK got a headache if he didn’t have sex with a new woman ever few days. Interesting malady!

        • Q. Shtik July 28, 2023 at 10:26 pm #

          JFK got a headache if he didn’t have sex with a new woman ever few days. – Jar

          =============

          Source, please.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

        “In a strange aside, Trump acted out what the conversation would have been like when the president was told by his son about losing the computer.

        “We have a president whose son’s laptop from hell gets taken over, and exposes massive corruption like nobody’s ever seen before,” said Trump to start. “You think the father — did you ever hear this? Do you think the father was upset?”

        He then put on the play.

        “Dad, I left my laptop in a repair shop, forgot to pick it up, And this repair guy went a little crazy when he saw what was on it,” he said as Hunter.

        “What’s on it, son?” his Joe replied.

        “Every crime that you’ve ever committed, pop,” he concluded the performance.

        “Now, at what point does the father get angry?” Trump asked the crowd. “You know, like, ‘this kid is not working out well for me.’”

        https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-acts-out-joe-hunter-biden-laptop-fanfic-in-nh-this-kid-is-not-working-out-well-for-me/

      • elysianfield July 28, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

        “insatiable need for money, drugs, and raunchy sex.”

        BRH,
        Well, who the hell doesn’t, given the opportunity?

        A first class flight to Epstein’s Island? The list is not long of those who refused the offer, I would expect. Who among us would refuse, not knowing now what we didn’t know then?

        Remember, the first liar doesn’t have a chance….

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDH4tfrR9JI

        • BackRowHeckler July 28, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

          That was the theme song of the Little League team that I coached. We play it before each game to fire up the troops.

        • Anthea July 29, 2023 at 11:20 am #

          @ elysianfield:

          The world is indeed full of people who would rejoice at the opportunity to be “in with the in crowd”–often in hopes of advancing their careers by getting to know the “right” people. So they’re thrilled to be invited to parties where they can meet celebrities and powerful people, and it is a given that there will be plenty of weed and coke available.

          An invite to Epstein Island would be a crowning achievement for them, an opportunity to be wined and dined in a tropical paradise, where there would be plenty of coke and female companionship. Works for anyone who has already decided that coke and female companionship are just routine offerings among the wealthy.

          Who would refuse? I’d say plenty of people. You’re only eager to take this kind of bait if you have made a prior decision that all of this stuff is okay–including the social climbing (for expected profit) and the later opportunities for name-dropping among your companions. This is a very common mentality in places like NYC, and, presumably, DC. I don’t think honest people would have any problem declining to play this game.

          • elysianfield July 29, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

            “Who would refuse? I’d say plenty of people. You’re only eager to take this kind of bait if you have made a prior decision that all of this stuff is okay–including the social climbing (for expected profit) and the later opportunities for name-dropping among your companion”

            Anthea,
            Thank you for your reasoned response. I would suggest, however, that you are only eager to take this kind of bait if you are a male of any age and/or circumstance. Honest people declining? I would argue that point.

            Not many women are listed as VIP passengers on the Lolita Express…it is a guy thing…almost entirely.

            Kesa knows.

      • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

        He is beyond the classic family fuck-up.

        The guy took pics of him post fellatio with his half-sister.

        At what point are we no longer afraid to move into new territory?

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

        Winston Churchill had a son like that too. Randolf.

  22. cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 11:40 am #

    Don’t worry, the government has us covered on this one. Starting next week Americans will only be able to purchase LED lights from retailers across the nation as an official ban on incandescent lightbulbs will go into effect.

    Come Tuesday, while it won’t be illegal to own incandescent light bulbs, it will be illegal for stores to sell them and companies to manufacture them.

    So my question is, are retailers putting all of these old bulbs remaining in their inventory on sale to move them? Or are they all going to end up in a landfill? I bet the latter, since that would make the most sense in this world of fucked up environmental agendas.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks for the hoarding alert! I already bought some on sale a few months ago, and will look for more.

      I hate LED lights. I prefer the “natural spectrum” incandescent light bulbs.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        You can’t see as well with the LED lights. My mother needed the incandescent ones to read with.

        As far as being “inefficient” due to producing heat, I use heat in my home for the majority of the year, and in the time of year where I don’t need or want any heat, I don’t need lights as much.

        I still used less energy than most other households.

        The goveernment doesn’t ban those huge flat screen TV sets, do they?

        Someone tried to tell me they are actually more efficient than the old sets.

        Okay, but the bigger they are the more energy they use, so the only way they can be more efficient is if you can’t have a TV any larger than the old ones.

        The problem is they have dimwitted government employees and even worse, global organizations making decisions about things they do not understand in the slightest.

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          good points on efficiency – the utility of the waste heat that is almost always a product of any technology use is not wasted in indoor applications.

          we keep our freezer on the porch, and for most of the year, it only acts to maintain a steady low temp – at work on those rare warm cold season days.

          at that rate, the only concern with using electricity for heat / cooling is grid capacity. but double grid use for geofenced cars now… that’s a big win.

          can’t wait for our 15 minute city – always envied landed serfs…

        • justanotherguy July 28, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

          they do understand power and control, and every mysterious decision they make seems much clearer in that framework.

    • SW July 28, 2023 at 11:57 am #

      I could never figure out why we had to get rid of incandescent bulbs to begin with. I haven’t noticed any of the new ones last longer than they did and the light is harsh. Also, there was a chart at my eye doctors office on the danger of blue light causing macular degeneration. And if you’ve had cataract surgery, you’re at higher risk. They emit a high level of blue light — CFL (compact fluorescent light) contain 25% harmful blue and LEDs contain 35%. 90% of our light source is now LED lighting. I copied these warnings from a poster in the eye doctor’s office to send to my kids to warn them.

      Once again, the government makes decisions for us without providing any facts. I’d never heard of any of this before I saw this poster.

      • cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        Also, don’t the new LED bulbs have some toxic chemical in them so they are considered hazardous waste when disposed of? The old bulbs just had a simple filament.

        I remember once I was at a Target years ago and I purposely smashed a bunch of these new-fangled bulbs in the packaging, just to teach them a lesson.

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

          You showed them all right

          Tard

        • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

          Cowbell, yes, the LED bulbs are to be disposed of as hazardous waste. I think it is mercury.

          But, the local landfill doesn’t “accept” them. I have used some LED bulbs, but I had to save them up (well, two) and take them to the landfill of another town, where I don’t have a sticker, so long conversation (“No, the X landfill does NOT accept these”) plus of course time and fuel wasted to take them to another landfill.

          The mysterious ways of “Green” . . .

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

            Wrong
            You’re all confusing compact fluorescents
            The squiggly 1st generations, not LED’s.
            Is there anyone here not talking out of their ass?

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

        Macular degeneration, on top of everything else.

        We know that the Evil Ones want us sick and infertile. Evidently they want us blind, too.

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

          This place has become a victimhood echo chamber

        • Uncle Bob July 29, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

          New York State mandated last year that all offices must have LED lighting ONLY. They sent crews around the state to remove fluorescent fixtures and replace them with LEDs. As part of this, the state no longer accepts medical notes for people who are sensitive to light, saying basically that light sensitivity only exists if the lights aren’t LEDs, and the its impossible for humans to suffer any ill effects from LED lighting. It’s like having a few light banks from Yankee Stadium hanging from the ceiling. People still get migraines and have other problems, but you cannot turn off any of the fixtures without punishment, so lots of people have erected umbrellas over their desks for shelter from the lights. But what do you expect from the (decidedly not) geniuses in Albany?

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

      I prefer having most of the energy lost as heat… and paying for it.
      I wish we would go back to whale fat oil lamps.

      The luddites here astound

      • thirdcoastlegend July 28, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

        EL-

        Tend to agree.

        I enjoy the much lower power consumption from LEDs and the much lower waste heat generated.

        As for the light quality, I’ve found plenty of devices that throw warm color temperatures, and harshness can largely be addressed by shades, fabric screens, or other sorts of diffusers.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          I would never try to force someone not to buy the lightbulb they prefer.

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

            Great to hear! Such virtue!
            Happy days to you trolling ebay for the next decade scooping up incandescent bulbs to light up your steampunk LARP fiestas

          • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            Why on Earth are you so concerned that some of us like different light bulbs than you do?

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

            Try to follow along. Read the introduction of the subject matter.

            “I could never figure out why we had to get rid of incandescent bulbs to begin with.”

            Really, can’t “figure it out:, eh?
            It’s a real stumper.

            It has nothing to do about force of preference. Stop interjecting your bullshit.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            SW is right, Douchelord. There was no good reason to have to get rid of incandescent bulbs.

            If the other bulbs were superior in some way, they would sell themselves.

            Do you think you win arguments that you create by calling other people stupid?

            Again, why are you so concerned that some of us like different bulbs than you do?

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

            Who called you stupid?
            I mean, they’re totally right, but who was it? Not me.
            I insinuate you’re stupid, but you mostly take care of that work all by yourself.

            Yep, happens all the time, superior things vastly and always outsell cheap inferior products. I sure hope you tell the Walton family and Bezos, who make a fortune selling cheap junk, of this monumental finding.

            I have zero concern about your preference but I have a slight concern about the imbecilic path you took to get there

          • SW July 28, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

            Okay, Edge Lord, setting aside the obvious disagreement we have that neither I or anyone else needs to help me (or you) decide what light bulb to buy, the warnings I saw about blue light were posted in an eye doctor’s office and I doubt he would have bothered if the danger was insignificant. Harvard website states blue light does not harm the retina but does add this caveat:

            “Although an LED bulb and an incandescent lamp might both be rated at the same brightness, the light energy from the LED might come from a source the size of the head of a pin compared to the significantly larger surface of the incandescent source. Looking directly at the point of the LED is dangerous for the very same reason it is unwise to look directly at the sun in the sky.”

            In other words, it’s concentrated light and our eyes don’t like it. From the Mayo Clinic:

            “Some studies show blue light can cause retina damage because of this. This is called phototoxicity and its impact completely depends on the length of exposure and intensity of light. These LEDs are linked to digital eye strain, dry or irritable eyes, and blurred vision.”

            When you buy light bulbs they recommend you buy ones with red and green spectrum. Avoid blue light.

          • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

            EL:

            “Yep, happens all the time, superior things vastly and always outsell cheap inferior products. ”

            Oh, so that explains why some products have to be *banned.*

            Now I get it!

            You are so clever!!

            Signed, Barbie (classic)

          • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

            Islander, if the government didn’t ban banging your sister you’d be rocking your 2-headed baby to bed tonight.

            They have to ban things because some people can’t help themselves.

            What planet are you on?

          • Q. Shtik July 28, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

            you’d be rocking your 2-headed baby – EL

            ===========

            laughed out loud

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

        Ned Lud was a great man. They weren’t anti-technology, just against using it to destroy people.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

          Thank you!

        • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

          Yes, they were not against technology. They were against the misuse of it.

          • thirdcoastlegend July 28, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

            MQ and Beryl agreeing on a point with Jarek?

            Holy shit!

            I need to spend this entire weekend in the backyard digging out my bomb shelter!

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            Yes, the End is nigh. I saw the Sun poke its head over the western horizon this morning and then change its mind. Soon though.

  23. Disaffected July 28, 2023 at 11:44 am #

    When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.

    – Hunter Thompson –

    Combine all this with Trump’s indictment and pending prosecution, and things are about to get very interesting indeed! Could be that absolutely no one in or remotely associated with DC is legally eligible to run for president in ’24. Lo’ T and Pete just might have a chance after all!

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      realclearpolitics*dot*com/video/2019/06/25/stunned_anderson_cooper_cuts_to_commercial_when_trump_accuser_e_jean_carroll_calls_rape_sexy.html

      Can you believe this?
      This is what they’re going after Trump with?

      Yo do not live in a democracy.
      You do not have law & order.

      It is all a charade.
      When will you realize?

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

        Ruh Roh! She’s legitimately bat shit nuts. Lol….

        Right after Anderson said, “We’re going to take a break now….” she said, “You’re fascinating to talk to” while weirdly nodding her head.

        Gotta laugh at the Idiocracy we clearly live in.

        • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          How is this even a prosecution?
          She was not physically ravished but mentally raped?
          Because rape is sexy?
          All this before hitting on a gay dude
          Clown country

  24. bobfitz03 July 28, 2023 at 11:58 am #

    Step 1 – Throw Hunter under the bus.
    Step 2 – Put ”Joe Biden” out to pasture.

    The Biden Family becomes the disposable waste container into which the D’s and the media can pour all the nation’s ills leading up to 2024. Just another flawed man in a long line of broken white patriarchs. Lord knows, Dr. Jill did her best.

    Which noble miscreant will be selected to fill the vacancy and further the long march? Time will tell.

  25. Hockeyguy July 28, 2023 at 11:59 am #

    The deep state deliberately offing JB and attributing it to “his time?”

    No way. We should be so lucky. Will never happen.

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  26. ATZ942 July 28, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

    Small beer, James. You’re better than specious gossip. Are you now a has been? I hope not.

    • Billy Hill July 28, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

      The judges rate this a 7.5 out of 10 in the insult free-style.

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

      Why do you keep coming back?
      How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

  27. cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

    ‘America should fight for’ Travis King’s return after soldier defected to North Korea, his family says.

    This guy was an idiot, why should we do anything to try and bring him out of NKorea. Well, he is Black so I am sure Kamala would pull for him. There just seems more going on here than meets the eye. The story sounds like one after someone is accused of murder: describing the murderer as a such a quiet, kind individual that never did anything wrong.

    In this case, Travis King was facing military disciplinary charges — as well as a dishonorable discharge — back in the US from his stint serving in South Korea and had served time at a prison in the country over assault charges.

    Typical.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/america-should-fight-for-travis-king-s-return-after-soldier-defected-to-north-korea-his-family-says/ar-AA1eseLI

  28. cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

    Looks like he will be permanently checking out of the Hotel California.

    Randy Meisner, a founding member of the Eagles who added high harmonies to such favorites as “Take It Easy” and “The Best of My Love” and stepped out front for the waltz-time ballad “Take It to the Limit,” has died, the band said Thursday.

    Meisner died Wednesday night in Los Angeles of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the Eagles said in a statement. He was 77.

    • Frank Buttitch July 28, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

      I hear his last words were ” more cowbell “

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

      Not sure, but I think he wrote “One of These Nights” or another hit similar in the same era.

      • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

        Great seduction song.

        • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

          Might have been “Take it to the Limit”

          • Disaffected July 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            Yep. That one was his. He and Frey fought about it prior to their breakup. Frey – ever the rock star wannabe – wanted him out front in the spotlight on that song live, but the shy Meisner, who had nervous exhaustion related health issues when they were on tour, resisted that. Originally from Scottsbluff NE, Meisner wasn’t really cut out for the rock-n-roll lifestyle, especially as defined by the Eagles, who made it a point to try to out do everyone else at the time .

          • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

            Not a great seduction song at all.

  29. cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    I feel bad for the average Joe working 9-5 to make a living. Why can’t companies just keep well enough alone?

    “Hundreds Laid Off at Anheuser-Busch After Bud Light’s Disastrous Dylan Mulvaney Marketing Campaign”

    But don’t worry, I am sure there are jobs out there in the coding industry that these newly unemployed can do. I wonder if these numbers will show up in the unemployment statistics? Maybe they can start Only Fans accounts.

    • Uncle Bob July 29, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

      *I wonder if these numbers will show up in the unemployment statistics? *

      Why start accurately reporting actual unemployment figures now? It was generally accepted to be three times the reported rate prior to 2020, and is probably more than three times the reported rate now, what with people sitting home getting gub’mint money and all. Prices more than doubled in two years, largely due to money being pumped into the system without any corresponding goods and services, and we’re told we have low inflation. It’s all a load of shit designed to keep us from grabbing pitchforks and torches, but nobody realizes we’re too confused and exhausted by other bullshit to care anymore, let alone do a damn thing about it. When someone tries, they’re called bigots or racists or some other pejorative term, and the attempt fails. We’re a stupid, careless, lazy people, and we will get what we deserve.

  30. SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

    Thank you Mr. K! What would a totalitarian regime be without secret snuffings and assassinations? The “Biden” regime has denied secret service protection for RFK Jr. Could their intentions be any clearer? The DNC is clearly adamant that there isn’t going to be a primary. Perhaps they mean there won’t even be a primary opponent around to challenge the cyborg corpse? The Lisa Monaco person. I really haven’t heard very much about her other than she has some relevance to the Sequoia Capital sagas. Something about Sequoia Capital being the medium through which China and maybe other foreign entities make payments to politicians for policy outcomes. Kevin McCarthy has received donations from Sequoia Capital, as has many Rs and Ds. I am not hopeful about any sort of impeachment.

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    • Q. Shtik July 28, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

      as has many Rs and Ds – SSL

      ===========

      have

      • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

        I like to be grammatically limber, Q. After all, are you made for language or is language made for you?

  31. Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

    “An evil man will burn his own nation to the ground to rule over the ashes.”

    Sun Tzu

  32. Jarek July 28, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

    The Masons make much of George Washington’s Masonic affiliation. He admitted it, but said that it had been a passing phase. He returned to his Christian roots in his later years.

    • cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      Aren’t the Masonic beliefs and teaching based in the belief of a higher God? I toured a large Masonic facility once, and the guide said that the only qualification for membership is that regardless of religious sect all you need to have is a core belief in God.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        they were the first network of interconnected far-flung money-lenders (read banks) from Europe to the holy land. The crusades were not what you think.

        • JohnAZ July 29, 2023 at 5:28 am #

          They also formed a network of protection for Europeans to get to Jerusalem during the Crusades.

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Yes, Islam struck first. The Crusades were a counter-attack. That remains true despite the many sins of the Crusaders.

      • Jarek July 28, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

        Yes, but the Grand Orient of France was an organizer of the French Revolution and denied God before it began. English and American Masonry broke ties with it. And Adams and Jefferson took steps to avoid infiltration of the American Lodge by it.

        Others say No, Masonry is Masonry. Not sure, myself. The higher degrees (which few attain) teach something very different than the lower. Like maybe, You are God. See Pike’s Morals and Dogma. How does that jibe with Christianity? Poorly. With Advaita Vedanta? Perfectly. With Satanism? Well. Well, at least so they think….

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

          knights templar “masons” are Switzerland, perhaps founded it, many myths and inconvenient truths and revisionist stories.
          funny how so much of the NWO stuff comes from those alpine crossroads, no?

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 12:58 am #

            I’ve seen pictures of Klaus Schwab wearing some kind of ritual garments – Masonic? Can’t find anything. But the main thing is that he’s part of the Rothschild clan. As famed conspiracy writer, Nesta Webster, wrote generations ago, you don’t need the Masons to explain things if they’re in the picture. The Workmen retire when the Masters show up.

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

        Freemasonry’s raison d’etre is the destruction of the Catholic Church.

        Along with that, they are hell-bent on a one-world government.

        Your average Masonic neighbor or co-worker may be unaware of the larger vision, but Masonry is behind much of the evil going on in the world. The high-up Masons do NOT believe in the moral law common to the rest of humanity. They revere Lucifer, and believe that he offers them secret knowledge that makes them superior to the rest of humanity.

        Bleccchhh!!

        • JohnAZ July 29, 2023 at 5:26 am #

          The Bible addresses the tendency of Man to outdo God with the Tower of Babel story.

          Man competes with God, Masons are just one Avenue.

          When men and women britches get too big, God walks away.

          The Masons were trying to reduce the effect of religious war, which was ripping Europe and the Middle East apart at the time. They do believe in a supreme being, an “all seeing eye”, but created their own secular dogma.

          BTW, the inspiration for John Locke and our FF was Masonic.

  33. WayfaringStranger July 28, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

    I’m so over Scott Adams. That guy is past his sell-by date. 2 reasons –
    1.) His blindness to the obviousness of what that vaccine was, and the Not Just A Cold illness itself.
    2.) Seriously, that damn wife. Yeah she’s a genius with a heart of gold. Or. We all express elements of our inner realities with our choice of significant other, and if you go and marry it !!! that’s a serious self-revelation. Y’all should see my own spouse.
    Scoot is enamored of his own celebrity (my God! the constant reminders of his High IQ!) and he’s obviously having a real hard time holding on to relevance and accepting aging. It’s hard, I know, but come on. Biden is not sexy in his Corvette. Oh I know he’s a working class hero/mechanic at heart and he just loves that car for its (insert car part here).

    But back to the chances of him revealing The Blob. Aside from not wanting to be slowly tortured to death by the blob AFTER having watched his loved ones slowly tortured to death by some Blob persons who will still escape the net….people always act like there is One Blob To Rule Them All.
    How about multiple shadowy power factions are fighting each other for top spot. Not nations, but if you are in control of a nation you then ostensibly have access to the military etc. I don’t believe it’s in any politician’s DNA to pull back the curtain as described. Trump did not drain the swamp. He didn’t even expose the swamp it exposed itself, it had just reached that state in the drama where it couldn’t hide anymore. But it’s not even possible to expose them all. Biden can’t, but even if he could he won’t. None of them ever do. Only Kennedy now. Maybe Assange (why they keep him alive? don’t want stuff released upon his death?)
    I think the worse this all gets the worse it will get for all of us down at the bottom. Best case scenario we’ll be like tiny cave persons scuttling into the underbrush while the giants fight each other to the death out in the open. Worst case scenario there’s no place for us all to hide.
    None of this is to indicate I wish to be belligerant towards Mr. K. whose posts i do revere. Just chatting here.
    ~ till Monday then ~

    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

      Haha yep. It’s as if the we need an inverse depopulation plan. The first must go first. Then there is a chance of a way out?

  34. Amman July 28, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

    A reality-soap series based on white house events.

    Something starting with the end of Obama’s term and the rise of the golden one.

    Ending with I-don’t-know-what…

    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

      As The Swamp Rots

      I know, not super creative but hey!

      • Amman July 28, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

        Hey! It’s a start, SSL.

        • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

          Creative sparks!! ✵

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

      Ivanka vs. Malia?

  35. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

    I think the “the Obamas liked him so much, they took him with them as their personal chef” was a cover story to explain why Campbell was at the DC house so much.

    Valerie went from the White House to their house too, for some
    reason.

    Maybe the secrecy surrounding the incident was just concern that people might learn that the personal chef was staying there.

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  36. Ed Haskell July 28, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    Thank you for yet another beautiful article buzzing with ‘what it was’, ‘what it is’, ‘what it could be’, and ‘what it might be’.

    I particularly liked, “My goodness, what a busy gal Lisa Monaco must be these days.”

    Cheers

  37. Roundball Shaman July 28, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

    We can get excited when some real consequences are seen by those many, many people in the Elitist Class of Elevated god-Like Humans who are allowed to do anything they damn well please in ‘The Indispensable Nation!’ and get away with it with no fear of real punishment (while smiling and chuckling and slapping each-other’s backs all the while to the Banks).

    It’s taken a lot of time and effort on the part of numerous professionals over the many years to construct and maintain the oh-so-pristine-and-virtuous Court system that exists in ‘The Indispensable Nation’. We should appreciate everything that has been done and all the horrendous amount of taxpayer moneys that has been spent to have one of the finest mostly dysfunctional Court systems in the World that favors the Elitist Class that taxpayer money and general public indifference and resignation can create.

    ‘If You’re Not Cheatin’, You’re Not Tryin’!’ the old saying goes. And perhaps that should be set out in large stone lettering above all the great Courthouses in ‘The Indispensable Nation’ instead of these silly notions about the sanctity of the Rule of Law and Equality in the eyes of the Law and other such long-discarded nonsense.

    “In the meantime, would it amuse you to learn that part of Hunter Biden’s pretrial release agreement stipulates that the First Son must make an earnest effort to search for employment?”

    Perhaps he should run seminars on Business Ethics or Ethics in Government. He would be a natural to explain how a business or office of Public Trust actually runs these days. Not to mention running a popular second course on how to do Undetectable Side Hustles for Big, Big Profits that are fun and tax free. Or at the very least, he could step in and run any Human Resources Office in the Land and they would welcome his leadership and not skip a beat.

    There’s… ‘The Way We’d Like Things To Be’. And then, ‘There’s The Way Things ARE GOING To Be’. And the gap between those polarities has never been wider. Unless of course, you are someone who enjoyed taking Hunter’s Seminars and you are now putting all that real-World experience and ‘knowledge’ to work.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      He’s an accomplished artist! Evidently the judge does not consider that work.

      • Roundball Shaman July 28, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

        Here’s another career option for him. They bring back that old, long-running TV commercial and he does the voice-over for it… ‘Things Go Better With Coke!’

  38. Jarek July 28, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

    More proof that things have changed and that we once had a real or at least more real country: The Elite used to send their sons off to fight and die in our wars. Ask BRH if you don’t believe me.

    Emerson’s son: I don’t want to go fight in Mexico.
    Emerson: You’re going.

    Thoreau took him aside and said, You’re like me. You love it here (Thoreau felt New England was as much of a nation that he could feel allegiance to). You will suffer much but you will come through and return to Concord and be happy again.

    Emerson was for the Empire. But Thoreau fell into the later Civil War madness just as Emerson and so many others did.

  39. danbaron July 28, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

    Here is what I think. The White House will announce that Joe is taking a vacation in August, to the Grand Canyon. While there, he will shuffle to the edge of a cliff, and, A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT WILL HAPPEN!!!! Then, they will bring Condoleezza Rice out of mothballs, and she will opine, “No one could have predicted that President Biden could have slipped and fallen 2000 feet.” ? ? ? ? ?

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

      I think you’ll have greater success getting the readers here to believe that Obama will invite him out paddle-boarding On Golden Pond

      Dr. Jill Hepburn: “Sometimes… you have to look hard at a person and remember… that he’s doing the best he can. He’s just trying to find his way, that’s all. Just like you.”

    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      Unless reboots no longer work I don’t really see why “they” would remove Joe. Normalcy bias is working within lots of people and they feel like the regime needs some sort of pretense of legitimacy. They really don’t though. It could not be more obvious that they are happy to operate in the open and let all who can hear and see know that they answer to no one or oversight. Maybe things will change once they cancel the 2024 election which seems to be a distinct possibility.

      • Heartlander July 28, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

        Well, that great hero of freedom and democracy Zelensky did!!

        • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 11:17 pm #

          Lol yep exactly. We strengthen our democracy when we cancel elections. It’s mind numbing rhetoric intended to lobotomize people.

  40. Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

    I just found out that Independent Truths with Dr. Scott Atlas is a thing.

    This Todd guy makes a point here that I think a lot of people still don’t get. I’m not sure RFK Jr. quite gets it yet either:

    Z: “We need to come to grips with the fact that [woke ideologists] are willing to use any means at their disposal to achieve their goals—to use power, to change any rule—if they think it [will] accomplish their goals.”

    https://twitter.com/ScottAtlas_IT/status/1681106510464835584?s=20

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  41. cowbell81 July 28, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

    This sounds like a great idea. The Mayor of Anchorage should run for President!

    Anchorage mayor proposes sending homeless people to Los Angeles this winter

    People experiencing homelessness in Anchorage, Alaska, may be sent to Los Angeles and other U.S. cities with warmer climates this winter amid a shortage of shelters.

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson told reporters during a news conference this week that plane tickets would be purchased for unhoused people to be sent to cities where they have families who can care for them or where the climate is warmer.

    “Last year was the most deadly year in history for people who were homeless, and now this coming year with this winter, we’re looking at possibly doubling that,” he said, noting that winters are extremely cold in Anchorage. “I have a moral imperative here and that is to save lives, and if that means giving them a few hundred dollars for an airline ticket to go where they want to go, I’m going to do that.”

    No funding has been approved yet for the relocation program, which also operated last year, but Bronson didn’t anticipate any problems locating the funds. He said about 11 people took the offers last year.

    “I think a ticket this morning to Los Angeles is 286 bucks, it cost us $100 plus or minus a few dollars every day to house someone, and we don’t have a place to put them in a large shelter this winter,” he said. “And remember, the objective, and it’s sad that we had to get to this, but we’re here to save lives, that’s my job.”

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/anchorage-mayor-proposes-sending-homeless-people-to-los-angeles-this-winter/ar-AA1euhsX

  42. socialisthater July 28, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

    Way back in about 2010, I told a good friend of mine, a devout conservative who was convinced that Obama was a full-blown Communist, that the Communist Manifesto was only Obama’s second favorite book; I opined that Obama’s favorite book was Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Forget Obama’s skin pigment, Obama’s singular interest was gaining power, weaponizing the Federal Government against anyone opposing his regime, co-opting and coercing corporatists to support his regime by granting them preferential treatment if they pledged their full allegiance to the regime, corrupting the election process to assure continual electoral victory, building a complete propaganda machine under Democrat control, and placing his political cronies deep within the federal bureaucracy, clear down to the echelons of middle management. Obama accomplished most of it in his 8-year Presidency.

    Then Trump spoiled the party, but only temporarily because, out of Trump’s political ignorance and/or the treachery of some of his own people, much of the Obama political machine remained entrenched deep in the bowels of the Federal bureaucracy, generally engaging in every bit of damaging and subversive mischief that they could concoct. This vicious Obama cabal continued their evil ways, ultimately orchestrating the Biden victory in 2020 and in maintaining substantive control of the Congress. Obama anointed Biden as his hand-picked, non-cognitive puppet stooge to oversee things, with feckless (and obnoxious) Harris as insurance against a Biden 25th Amendment or impeachment removal from the Presidency.

    Even Obama is likely surprised how quickly Biden’s dementia would progress and how, despite all of the effort expended by Obama’s fixers and the continuing pro-Democrat MSM propaganda barrage, the damning evidence of Biden’s treasonous corruption continues to bubble up–and, worse yet–the growing realization that the Obama cabal has always known about it and likely may have participated in it.

    The whole Obama/Clinton/Biden Socialist/Fascist/Communist cabal may soon come thunderously crashing down at the moment when Americans, standing in the economic, social, and possibly physical rubble of their country, realize that have been played for chumps by a Democrat regime trying to be some unholy bastard love-child of Soviet Communism and Hitler Fascist/Socialism.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 28, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

      Well said. I do hope it comes to pass.

    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

      Fit to size and contextual socialism can be an antidote to inherently cruel, exclusionary, and otherwise barbaric societies. Communism is the same thing as capitalism. The point of both is to concentrate power and resources into the psychopath apex that forms in societies. Don’t allow them to program you.

      • JohnAZ July 28, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

        The results of both are the same, they are diametrically opposed.

        Pure communism and capitalism are very different than what we see. Both are corruptible by money/power people, both provided by government.

        Capitalism depends on fully free markets. It is a competitive system that makes winners and losers. It’s primary goodness stems from this, it encourages ambition and entrepreneurship. It is its primary weakness, losers become gimmes. Government control eventually creates crony capitalism trying to grow power by patronizing the gimmes. Crony capitalism becomes socialism the more it imbeds itself into society.

        Communism is where government does not even try to hide its domination of the economy. In most cases, it is where capitalism has failed, cronyism has driven the economy into government control. I agree with Jarek’s statement that capitalism leads to socialism then either communism or fascism. Government is power driven, thus evil in nature.

        The US is in the last throes of the capitalism socialism transition, where the government drive for power destroys individual ambition and grows dependency and poverty. The key to this transition is the destruction of the truly free market where failures can come back and compete again and again, where being laid off is but a glitch in someone’s career and jobs are being created continuously instead of an invitation to the street as it is now. Company formation happens at all levels of the economic ladder, not just at the corporate level. Today, company destruction is much more than creation, thanks to the government policies.
        Favoritism by the bureaucracy creates government “pets”. Government creates crony capitalism and thus socialism.

        Hoe to fixit? Get government out of the picture, period. Open markets are painful, stressful and people hate that. Gimme people especially. That is what the evil power folks in government feed on, people more than ready to give up liberty for economic security to reduce stress.

        The US is beyond saving, socialism is already here and spreading rapidly now as avenues of capitalistic recovery evaporate.

        When the monthly jobs report has primary growth in manufacturing and not in service, a recovery will begin. Not until. The government loves low paying “government” jobs and right now that is what is being created.

        Remember what broke the USA out of depression in the 1940s, manufacturing of weapons in WW2.

        How to reverse the capitalism to cronyism to socialism transition, if possible? So far, no answers.

        Until Joe Average realizes that the government is the cause of economic decline and not its solution, the decline will happen.

        • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

          Well, the cronyism though will occur whether or not society is made up of corporations or government agencies. And in the current situation they have merged and morphed into a nightmare scenario. Also, it seems like density and largesse matters. The larger society becomes so too do the controls (corporations or governments), which are put into place by the ruling class. For example, the America you would like to return to had a smaller population than today’s. That actually makes a big difference. Larger societies require greater degrees of concentrated power in order to keep control. The ruling class is always a tiny minority. As societies get smaller so do the ruling classes.

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:09 am #

            I once read a poor schmoe on a conservative site who said: What does it matter if one guy ends up owning everything as long as he got it fairly?

            But definition one guy owning everything isn’t fair. The point of a good economic system is to move things around, resources and wealth.

            What are the chances such a grotesque situation would come about without any skullduggery?

            But it’s not totally stupid: Late stage Capitalism results in fantastic disparities in wealth. It’s a natural process. Democracies, Republics, middle classes, and ultimately the nations themselves will be swallowed up by this.

            Obviously, it’s bad and needs to be stopped. No one can stop it except strong, principled governments. The “government is evil” crowd are their own worst enemies.

          • JohnAZ July 29, 2023 at 5:11 am #

            Oops,
            Except there has never been a principled government. The FF wrote a Constitution that acknowledged that fact, and the power hungry SOBs have even figured out how to dismantle it.

            As power is evil, so will the consolidation of power that is government be eternally evil.

            TJ said it is the responsibility of people to overthrow oppressive government.

            But gimme destroys that option.

            Secession is the only option, then let the cities sink into their own swamps.

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            But there are principled Corporations – whose only stated goal is profit is for the stockholders – and who could be sued by them for trying to do anything else?

            Grotesque. These are your rulers and you are accepting coolie status. How cool is that? Not very.

          • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

            Lol yep. A government is always going to form one way or the other. The smallest and simplest government would I guess be at the family level and then clan/tribe. In some ways a government is a manifestation of culture but isn’t it also like a tool? Like the whole gun argument. A gun is an object that is neither good or bad. It is what is done with the gun that can be either good or bad. And that depends on the person or the people.

    • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

      It’s a duo-party scam, the Dem/Rep war/repression party. This article explains how the national security state was enlarged after 9-11, and then weaponized against the American people.

      //theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/05/19/durham-report-notice-what-he-doesnt-do-recommend-any-solutions/#more-246878

      Lisa Monaco is mentioned:
      “NOTE: Former Obama National Security aide and counsel to the President, Lisa Monaco, is in her current position as Deputy Attorney General, specifically to make sure all of these revelations do not become a legal risk to Barack Obama and the people who created them. The SSCI confirmed Monaco for this purpose because the Senate is just as much at risk.

      • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

        That piece is well worth bookmarking. It is comprehensive, a real compendium. Thanks for the share.

      • Yirgach July 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

        This much money attached means many will not detach very easily or quickly. Expect MUCH wailing and gnashing of teeth as the unwinding begins.

        This country’s only hope is the cleansing continues without some fatal incident along the way. It could take decades to clean up this deeply rooted mess. There is a multi-generational effort in store.

        Over time, there are almost as many reasons for failure as success.

        God help us all.

        “Some day when the war is finally won
        After all the damage has been done
        You will look around and have to ask yourself
        Did you wake up with the lions
        Or did you just stay asleep?”

        Five Times August – Lions
        youtu.be/iweZOafOGeE

    • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

      I thought Barry’s favorite book was Sapiens, by that little World Economic Forum gollum Yuval Noah Harari.

      The man who told us the age of free will is over.

      Yes, I do recall quite clearly that Barry said this in public.

      • MaryQueen July 28, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

        I was not happy that my chiropractor just suggested this book to me at my last appointment.

        Just, ugh.

        • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

          That book isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
          Your doctor must really like to manipulate.

          I’ll be here all week, tip your waitress and try the prime rib!

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:28 am #

            He used to have a sign up that said, “We sell good crack” or something like that but some Wokies made him take it down, said it was racist.

            LMAO.

        • Night Owl July 29, 2023 at 6:45 am #

          Did you tell him the WEF Gollum plans to force vaccinate the “useless class” (eaters) every 6 months and keep them entertained with video games?

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:29 am #

            No, because I didn’t realize what he had written down ’til I got home.

            I sure will, though.

    • Islander July 28, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

      ” Forget Obama’s skin pigment, Obama’s singular interest was gaining power,

      Absolutely.

      I saw that in his face the day of the Inauguration. As he strode through the halls of the Capitol, preceded by a camera (or more than one) that filmed him the whole way, I saw the arrogance and cold ambition in his face.

      It gave me the heebie-jeebies.

      Obama was/is a cold, power=hungry poseur.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

        I’m heartened knowing that there are still people out there who believe that Obama, Biden, you name the president, are not mere figureheads and pawns and actors answering to a higher power.
        Childhood and its attendant naïveté still exists!

        • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          Yes, it sure does.

        • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          Yes, it sure does.

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

          A power-hungry person can become a figurehead. Or a partial figurehead.

          Look at Biden. He certainly seems to be a figurehead, but his position sure has gone to his head. You can see every time he opens his vulgar mouth that he is drunk with his own power. recall him bragging about how he strong-armed the Ukr. president (I think it was) to get the the honest prosecutor shit-canned?

          At the same time, he is an incontinent, stumbling old creep whose strings are being pulled.

          I personally felt that I could see that power hunger in Obama’s otherwise impassive face—his suave speech was clearly a rehearsed act with no convictions behind it. There was nothing that Obama actually wanted to accomplish as president, despite the hope and change slogan. .

      • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 12:19 am #

        Totally. He is a manifestation of the Antichrist spirit and enjoys inflicting anxieties and angst on others.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2023 at 5:16 am #

      Trump, due to his insistence on deal making, never did much of anything except cheerleading,, much like Reagan.

      The gimme society, the human mob, and the Mob, or Blob that feeds on it, has destroyed every society in history.

      The USA is next.

    • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

      “Bootstraps!”

      to

      “Rosebud….”

  43. bob July 28, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

    Have we already entered the event horizon ? Will we feel the pull into the black hole as things reach tipping points shifting life into a new state. What a fuck up we are. Anyways thanks for sacrificing the lives of your children and garland children so us old fuckers can make it out in comfort.

    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

      fyi – you posted the same comment twice

  44. bob July 28, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

    Have we already entered the event horizon ? Will we feel the pull into the black hole as things reach tipping points shifting life into a new state. What a fuck up we are. Anyways thanks for sacrificing the lives of your children and grandchildren so us old fuckers can make it out in comfort.

    • Night Owl July 28, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

      The answer is to reject the Great Reset.

      They cannot succeed if this is done.

      • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

        Oh, that sounds great.
        Please enlighten us. Where on the ballot, website, survey, petition to they allow the option to check that box?

        You don’t have any fucking choice.
        You haven’t had one for a very long time.

        But we boycotted bud light!
        Only for another brand with (marketing/distributor ?) co-ownership by
        InBev AB to take #1

        Heads I win tails you lose

        • Islander July 28, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

          Dr. Mike Yeadon:

          Don’t accept digital ID. That is the bottom line.

          • Night Owl July 29, 2023 at 6:46 am #

            This is far too complex for the Edge Lord.

            He is talking about boycotting shitty beer.

          • GreenAlba July 29, 2023 at 11:14 am #

            Rousing talk from NewZealandDoc (Dr Emanuel Garcia) this morning:

            newzealanddoc.substack.com/p/our-salamis-its-time

            “They will never be defeated by compromise or acquiescence, because this battle is a culminating one. This battle is one that will require of us, of the stubborn minority, the courage to sacrifice our homes and livelihoods and material possessions. Yes, it’s that big, that overwhelming, that final, even if it may be beyond our comprehensive faculties.

            “It will require that we no longer play ball with the Devil.

            “This is our Salamis. It’s time.”

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:43 am #

            I think that many won’t even lose their material possessions, although some will.

            People of fortitude already understand that those things aren’t important, though.

            That’s what separates us from the Wokies, most of the so-called “professional class” who have been programmed to imagine that creature comfort and stylishness and big houses = success.

        • Night Owl July 29, 2023 at 6:40 am #

          Yawn.

          • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 10:54 am #

            No, I’m talking of the fact that what you think is a rejection of the reset.
            People think rejecting bad beer and circus freaks reading books at schools is meaningful. Rejecting mRNA.
            But you’re reacting to shadows on the cave.
            The distractions. Nothing more. A planned outlet valve. To let you feel that you still have control.
            Because you cannot stop what is coming.

            You’re not going to go along, is that it?
            You’re going to buy doge coin, you’re going to live off the power grid, you’re going to barter with an independent doctor who makes house calls. You’re going to own your own farm with animals and plants to eat.
            No you’re not.
            You’re going to sit at home and fall in line.

          • Islander July 29, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            EL:

            So, what are YOUR suggestions?

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            Nice Plato’s Cave reference Edge.

          • Night Owl July 30, 2023 at 4:26 am #

            That is correct, wavemaster.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:31 am #

          You can reject it by calling out the bullshit where you seeing it, and refusing to go along.

          You can use cash and refuse to use automated check-outs at stores.

          You can refuse to travel when they require facial recognition, etc.

          You can refuse to buy an electric vehicle, or give up your gas water heater.

          Lots of things. Added up, they matter.

          • Night Owl July 30, 2023 at 4:27 am #

            The wavemaster is going to fall in line and beg for his CBDC.

            Men and women of fortitude anger weaklings.

            Same as it ever was.

    • DaveO907 July 28, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

      The magnitude of what has been ripped off from all of us lies in the garbage dump of the MIC/CIA, somewhere in their “Unknown and Unaccounted-For Foreign Wars.”
      The “missing” $2.3 trillion Rumsfeld spoke of on September 10, 2001 was upped to $21 + trillion around a decade later, while the “known knowns” of the multiple $ trillions for Afghanistan and Iraq stand out markedly as well.
      In spite of this, I’m supposed to guilt trip every Social Security check, and the Medicare that has Congressionally evolved into a corporate monopoly that eludes Congressional scrutiny for prices because it was thusly lobbied to not be, by the other MIC — the Medical-Insurance Complex.

      There are bigger fish to fry than any wrong-headed self-loathing for collecting on a promise that we paid into, as did our employers for over fifty years. You can have your sentiments, I certainly have mine.
      But I’m not falling for that “Okay Boomer” bullshit.

      Because it’s the same old class war it’s ever been, and so some few feel they did something bad by working hard? If we did lapse, it was letting our leaders slip their knife in so this vulture capitalist system could eat our lunch enough to the extent all those years of work come down to this thing they disparagingly call “entitlements.” Ones I busted my ass to get by working until I could no longer pursue my occupation.
      Big business stole it and now they’re saying WE stole it “from the future.” I know who I believe and also know who I don’t believe, in spite of them playing us like fish on a hook.
      That’s all I’ve got.

      • Islander July 28, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

        Right on, Dave.

        The “entitlements” meme is infuriating.

        As has been mentioned here previously, Karl Denninger, at Market Ticker, has done a lot of work on the Medicare heist.

        The whole health insurance business of the USA is a huge grift.

        In one sense I am lucky to be old enough to get Medicare. But even I (who very rarely goes to the doc for anything) can see the ways the system is regularly abused, by *practitioners.* It is designed to waste money and create work (and income streams) for other branches of the system.

        • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

          The U.S. social fabric/economy is based on the über grift of the past masters, the Dr Goebbels (a huge fan of Edward Bernays,) and his and Adolf’s admonitions to tell BIG lies and repeat them incessantly. It works just as well now as it did back then. The result being:
          “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”

      • Paula D July 28, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

        Exactly, Dave. Funny how people can see that the billionaires flying private jetes and complaining about cow farts are full of it, but when the same billionaires blame Grandma for the poverty of the younger generation?

        All of a sudden they start singing a different tune. Yeah! It’s Grandma’s fault the US is trillions of dollars in debt.

        Yeah, it’s Grandma’s fault that Reagan and his bankers doubled the SSI tax in order to cut taxes on the wealthy, then borrowed that money to make up for the deficit, and now tell everyone that the “money is gone”.

        Only complete idiots would believe that story. Sadly, they are the majority.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:32 am #

          Well said, they ARE the majority. People who actually believe what they’ve been programmed to, that the people without power have actually ruined the planet, not the maniacs in charge.

          Talk about a successful psyops.

        • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

          The most insidious thing of all is that they have purposely and purposefully inculcated this infection into the body politic by every nefarious means at their disposal.
          This goes back to the Rockefellers and Henry Ford rejiggering national education policy to a Prussian model in the 1920s to reflect class distinctions to a degree never imagined today. Why? Because it was so goddamned effective that we never knew it happened.
          One only has to look at a 9th grade report card from 1880s Kansas, etc along with the essays written by these one room schoolhouse products of the rural plains. Latin, Greek, English, maths—all far above the levels of a university sophomore today.
          I was just reading that Baltimore high schools did not have one, 1!, passing high school student in mathematics this year.

          Ford and the Rockefellers knew what they wanted even that far back, and they got it: Workers. Know-nothing workers.
          The higher classes would and do take care of their own.

          A ridiculous question here, but it must be stated: How many of us even know this travesty took place?
          Again—“Can’t see the forest for the trees.”

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 10:33 pm #

        Giving you a standing ovation Dave.

  45. stoneyhonestman July 28, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

    Finally, the dark side of JHK re-emerges: Biden will die in his sleep, take his sins and secrets to the grave, and there will be no soup for you.

    Justice, like a stray candy wrapper prodded by an orphaned breeze, never to be apprehended, will elude even time. And the grand guignol slouches ever on to the finale, dragging all those clinging to its sticky wetness with it.

    On the upside, none of us will be dead very long before we’re utterly forgotten. Peace out, and God’s love to you and yours.

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    • SoftStarLight July 28, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

      wow, that’s really uplifting

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:32 pm #

      Candy wrappers elude time?
      Christ, what will they think of next?

  46. Islander July 28, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

    It’s still light here at 8:15.

    Of course, it was lighter at 7:45!

    BTW, most people don’t go paddle-boarding in the dark . . .

    • Edge Lord July 28, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      My friend worked at a developmental facility one summer. Children and young adults with Down Syndrome and retardation. The one thing that I will remember forever, when I’d visit her on a lunch break or an outing, in her and their comoany, they never said anything foolish or stupid, or preposterous.
      Never.

      You could learn from them.

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

        No, I don’t think he could.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          Pretty sure Islander is a she.

          • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:46 am #

            oH GReaT HEre COmEs THe pROnOUN pOliCE

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            Huh?

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Well, until I know I’ll just say “they”. Don’t want to offend.

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

          “They” is offensive.

          You can always use the name.

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

            Lol..

            Or, as Ted Cruz, that self-appointed bad-ass said, “My pronouns are kiss my ass!”

            (Well, if you are indeed a “she”, then my comment days ago about the dodge ball wasn’t valid. I don’t remember girls playing dodgeball. They were too smart to do that! Heh)

  47. stonned July 28, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

    Some words to consider, other than Mr. Kuntsler’s…

    Excerpt from the Declaration of Independence …

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

    –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    247 years since 1776, and the wheel has just about turned full circle.
    But the MEN who had the brains and balz to understand and act are long since gone,

    Now comes PAY DAY.

    • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      Thank you for this, stonned.
      We need reminding that our present circumstances did not arise willy-nilly. It has happened over many generations as we lost sight of the deeper meanings then expressed. We got caught up in the sloganeering that our Owners have served up by the droplet, i.e. “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

      I don’t believe those MEN are gone, but we are terribly fragmented, and those who understand our collective infirmity also realize what a consummate surveillance net has been thrown over everything by the internet, so beguiling is the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.

      It’s going to be an uphill slog, unlike any other in human history to overcome this trap they’ve set for humanity.

      Carlin: “They’ve got you by the balllls!”

  48. Mick July 28, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

    The death of Obama’s chef reminds me of similar circumstances in the death of William Colby in 1996. He was a former director of the CIA and I’m sure many of you remember his name. During the last years of his life, he was showing indications of being a potential problem for the Blob he himself served for years.

    In the 1980s he encouraged his friend, John W. DeCamp, Republican State Senator and Attorney in Nebraska to write the shocking expose book, “The Franklin Cover-Up—Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska”, of which I have a copy. This scandal involved the Franklin Savings and Loan in Nebraska, as well as Boys Town in Omaha. It implicated high-level operatives in Nebraska political circles and went as high as DC. (Poppy Bush was spotted at one of the “parties” in DC by one of the boys DeCamp represented as a legal client. At this party the boy was passed around, and thankfully unlike many others lived to tell the tale. Barely.)

    Colby was found dead in the water on the eastern shore of Maryland a half mile from his weekend home. It was ruled an accident. DeCamp didn’t buy it. In the back of the 2nd Edition of his ‘Franklin Cover Up’ book he wrote the following:

    “Bill Colby was not the kind of person who would take off on an evening boating expedition, leaving his computer still turned on at his desk, his half-finished dinner still sitting on the table, and most of the lights on in the cottage. That was not Bill”.

    I won’t go into detail, but other things DeCamp wrote in the 2nd Edition addendum indicates that Colby was about to become a whistle blowing pain-in-the-ass for the Blob. He was urging DeCamp to write another book just days before his death.

    • SpeedyBB July 28, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

      I’ve studied what I can about the Colby case on the web. I’m convinced that not only was he murdered out on the water, but that he willingly went along with his killers, knowing his time had come.

      I also conclude that said killers did not even bother cleaning up Colby’s house and arranging everything to look like suicide (ferinstunts) – expert forger hand-writing a suicide note and so on. They made their point by offing him in a way that sent a message.

      One local guy – maybe it was the fellow who came across the small boat loaded with sand – mentioned that he was too scared for his own life to say anything about what he thought.

      Nice country you have there. Too bad about the squatters.

      • Mick July 28, 2023 at 11:54 pm #

        Yeah, when the fine established folks inside the beltway hear about a former CIA Director going down “mysteriously” like that…….well, they get it. No need to look into it further. Hey, he was in The Company. He knew the rule.

        The local Po-Po gets it too. “Ahhh…..too bad, an unfortunate accident. None of our business. National Security and such.”

        Move along…..

        • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          It’s quite a list if and when folks bother to look into it. “Bother”
          And it’s the Company ‘entities’ like William Barr who keep Wisner’s “Mighty Wurlitzer” playing tunes all through the night.

          Barr is ‘The Guy,’ the chubby avuncular-appearing interface between the two worlds, a real crackerjack-Johnny on the spot-Jim Dandy for any potential messiness that might spill the beans, any beans. He’s been there for every tainted every-anybody, every scene which might shed some light in the form of actual truth regarding what ‘They’ actually do.

          Barr is quoted in one of Whitney Webb’s exposés as telling then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton that if he “didn’t fuck up any further” (Bill’s brother Roger rootin’ and a’ tootin’ in public in the Mena Airport days) he should know they had their eyes on him for the Golden Ring in D.C.

          Barr as the Company’s emissary of the actual power going way back. Actually suckled on the company teat with his dad being OSS/CIA. Barr was a CIA lawyer during the Church hearings. He’s been around. Officially since 1973. I’ll extrapolate Watergate doings in getting rid of Nixon too. Got the Iran Contra boys and girls pardoned as well. Ergo, the gift that keeps on giving, Elliot Abrams.

          Have to wonder the same for the Po-Po and Pols of Shanksville/Flight 93, was it Barr who gave them their “Or else” notice when their story changed so radically and they got clam fever.
          The motto on the National Parks Service Shanksville memorial is to-die-for. It seems so many did already, one way or another….

          hxxps://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm

          • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            “Have to wonder the same for the Po-Po and Pols of Shanksville/Flight 93, was it Barr who gave them their “Or else” notice when their story changed so radically and they got clam fever.”

            I have only a vague recollection of what this alludes to (I mean, “changed their story”).

            Would appreciate a recap.

          • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            Wow Dave, thanks for that. I knew he was slimy, and a fixer, but had no idea how many pies he put his thumb in.

            As an aside, that disgusting POS Eliot Abrahms is also back.

            Thanks, Biden.

            //portside.org/2023-07-20/crimes-and-dangers-elliott-abrams-why-biden-should-not-appoint-him

          • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

            @Islander—
            That smoking crater in the ground—just like the Pentagon—had no identifiable Boeing aircraft parts. No seats, no bodies. The actual crime scene was quickly locked down, resulting in only a few photos of the smoking crater. And reports from the scene were quickly changed at the local paper. If I recall correctly, a substantial sum of federal money showed up for the local Pols.

            I think the guy with the most plausible take on it was Christopher Bollyn in “Solving 9/11.” He got the bum’s rush out of the U.S. after giving many talks which came with threats against his life. Beat up by the Chicago cops in his front yard in front of his wife and kids and family’s lives threatened. He had to move to Sweden. I’m not seeing as many of his vids on EeewToob as I once did, (they were removed) but here are a couple.
            Interview at Brattleboro Community TV.
            httxs://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf1NIovYBgo

            The second is the audiobook of Solving 9/11 narrated by Bollyn.
            httxs://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ES7NvJskQ

    • Islander July 29, 2023 at 8:29 am #

      Thanks for the Colby reminder.

      Just one in a string of “accidents,” but on the water.

      Drowning seems like an ideal methodology, from a number of viewpoints. No plane engines and black boxes to worry about, etc. Just the body of a drowned man.

      But why would Colby “willingly” go with his executioners? If he was urging DeCamp to write another book, the suggests that Colby himself still had some fight in him.

      Perhaps he was “taken” from his home, drowned (transitive verb), then placed in the boat.

      • Mick July 29, 2023 at 9:18 am #

        I left out a factoid, or two: His body was found in the water ten days after he went missing.

        Also, Colby had been a victim of a “robbery” in DC not too long before his death. He beaten quite badly. DeCamp didn’t think that both incidences, the “robbery” and the “drowning” were coincidences.

        The “robbery” could’ve been a warning, or the first murder attempt that failed.

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 9:56 am #

          If I were ex-CIA and got some “messages,” I’d make a point of never being home alone . . . And maybe hire a few live-in thugs.

        • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          Yeah, Seth Rich was “robbed” also. They just forgot to take his money.

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            Just as Seth Rich’s parents wholeheartedly support the official narrative of how their son was killed, William Colby’s son also supports the official narrative of how his father died. Both dismiss out of hand any “conspiracy theories” to the contrary.

            Interesting.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

            It’s amazing what being threatened or paid off will do for “truthiness,” eh?

          • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

            Michael Hastings, knowing McChrystal’s goons were after him, tried to blow town in his new wheels, but alas, they’d taken over his rig’s computer systems, crashing him into some palm trees in a morbid and horrifying spectacle of an ending.
            Message received, upstart crusading journalist wanna-bees out there?

            Frank Olson, CIA, was feeling guilty about those folks (subjects) who were daily force-fed LSD for weeks under his supervision, some for months. And while in the company of several CIA “brothers” was said to have leapt through a multiple story hotel window. “was said”

            Navy Secretary James Forrestal, the chief architect of post-war American forever-war strategy, became another ‘jumper’ from Bethesda Naval Hospital, after being committed there for treatment of “depression.” That depression was maybe true, but he possessed top secrets very germane to national security, the stuff ‘They’ really, really did not want getting out, especially the long-range foreign policy goals he had largely himself birthed.

            Do you want to know what has made our foreign policy tick so regularly without fail over the past 75 years or so?
            If so, go here.

            “Banking on the Cold War”
            httxs://www.bostonreview.net/articles/nikhil-pal-singh-banking-cold-war/

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

            Yes, what happened to Michael Hastings was definitely a hit. It was a real loss. He was doing good work, and of course would’ve done more.

    • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 11:05 am #

      As I recall, Poppy Bush was not just at a party with the boys. The boys got a “midnight tour” of the White House.

      It was actually reported on-once. And then it went right down the Memory Hole.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Indeed.

      There have been a few of these unlikely drownings, just as there have been many defenstrations. The CIA likes both it would seem.

      • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        “defenestrations”

        • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

          Same track. See my above part in the thread for a few specifics.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

            Yup. Have you read “A Terrible Mistake” by HP Abarelli? It’s all about the Frank Olsen stuff & the CIA’s bioweapons program. 800 pages worth.

          • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

            Yikes! 800 pages! Might have to look for it in an audiobook. My eyes have seen better days/my days have seen better eyes.

    • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

      LANL Deputy Director Richard Burick was also suicided back in 2003. Allegedly shot himself in the back of the head with his own .44. The article goes into the ugly details and background, which ranges far and wide, in fairly good detail. If you’d like to know even more, the book link that follows is also an interesting read. the author, Chuck Mantano, worked for a slightly different iteration of the same Org I work for now. VERY courageous dude!!! Both provide very good reasons that smart employees up here work with blinders on and don’t ask anything about anything they don’t absolutely need to know. What you don’t know definitely can hurt you if somehow you find out, whether you wanted to or not.

      https://www.sfreporter.com/news/coverstories/2012/02/14/who-killed-richard-burick/

      https://www.amazon.com/Los-Alamos-Whistleblowers-Chuck-Montano/dp/0990421295/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WRRHM36EEEKQ&keywords=los+alamos+whistleblower&qid=1690669268&s=books&sprefix=los+alamos+whistleblower%2Cstripbooks%2C118&sr=1-1

  49. JohnAZ July 29, 2023 at 5:32 am #

    Hunter Biden’s inspiration stems from Sonny Corleone.

    • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 9:55 am #

      He plays the part very well. A little over the top, though. All that blow will do that for ya.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      He strikes me more as a Fredo, only with a massively perverted side.

      • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

        Stupid as Fredo, reckless as Sonny.

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

          Yeah!

          I was going to say, a combo of Sonny and Fredo.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

          There you go.

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

      Hunter Biden is actually a victim if you really start looking at everything. So you think he actually offed people?

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        Of course he’s a victim. But he also victimizes, especially the females in his family.

  50. Cavepainter July 29, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    I wish I could be hopeful, but I fear that the fix is in, that being that the majority consist of those too heavily invested in Wokism brownie points to now forfeit the self-aggrandizement addiction. The modern Pied Piper has so many more manipulative tools. More likely outcome
    seems to be a “round-up” list taken from subscribers to Kunstler’s blog.

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    • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 9:57 am #

      Yes, we’ll no doubt get slapped around a bit sooner or later. “For our own good,” of course.

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

      they already keep me in a cage

      • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

        We’ve written our own ticket by using and depending on the internet. Just as they knew we would.
        It’s all there. E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

        • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

          Yes. The internet is an information superhighway network. And a control grid.

  51. elysianfield July 29, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    https://eatgrueldog.wordpress.com/2023/07/18/2014-rfk-calls-for-climate-deniers-to-be-jailed/

    Submitted without comment.

    • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      During an interview at the 2014 People’s Climate March, he said that “treasonous” billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch “should be enjoying three hots and a cot at The Hague with all the other war criminals.”

      I think they should have been prosecuted also. They are criminals, not for thought crimes, but for actual crimes.

      It seems to me that that is what RFK, Jr. meant. You can go along with the other interpretation if you want, but don’t expect people who can read to necessarily agree with it.

      • Paula D July 29, 2023 at 11:36 am #

        It reminds me of the Dembots who insist that Trump told people to drink bleach.

        Even if you show them the transcript where he mused about UV light being used internally, they stubbornly insist that that was a “dog whistle” to his followers, who knew that he meant bleach.

        So RFK talked about the Hague, in the Netherlands, concerning people everyone knows are criminals, and Reps insist that he was talking about putting ordinary people in US prisons for doubting climate change.

        I don’t see it.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

          There are plenty of other things to not like about RFK, Jr., but he has been a proponent of aspects of the Green New Deal along the way, which should concern folks.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            Wow. I was wrong – he’s not a proponent of aspects of it, he is or was completely on board, including with all the same fearmongering people like Kerry and Gore use. Yep. Run of the mill Dem, that’s for sure.

            https://finance.yahoo.com/news/robert-kennedy-jr-on-climate-change-140205979.html

          • sonnyL July 30, 2023 at 7:04 am #

            JFK…another dumbdem ‘K’ suckling at the teats of the progressive climate bullshit money grabbing ‘bought and paid for’American politicians. Ah, yes…Climate change, the biggest hoax foisted on America since we were told Barry Saetoro was born in Hawaii.

      • DaveO907 July 29, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

        thanks for saying it. I was going to. I have (had) a backlog of research on the Kochs and their doings. Their theft of oil from Indian (American) lands goes way back, their giving Mike Pompeo his start in the aircraft parts business and their subsequent promotion of his political career should be plenty of grist for the mill, but it’s only a small part of their illegal and moral lapses over a lifetime. Their oil ‘spills’ are many (over 300 in six states) and a large number of them are of Alberta Tar Sands origin, the most poisonous and persistent to be left laying around.
        Their support for far right causes is commensurate with Soros’s lefty ones.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      He’s a mainstream Democrat, which to me is enough reason to dismiss him as not serious but just a poser/sheepdog.

      • Mick July 29, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        ….not to mention how he treated his second wife, who ended up committing suicide.

        The Kennedys are by and large a family of turds. I suppose RFK, Jr resembles his uncle Ted more than the others. However, RFK, Sr was not a saint himself. While his wife was busy pumping out kids for him at a rate of about one per 18 months, he was out screwing around on her constantly, like his brother Jack. RFK, Sr most like killed Marilyn Monroe, albeit indirectly. He led her to believe that he was going to divorce his wife and marry her. Of course, she was a fool to believe that a powerful national politician and Roman Catholic was going to do such a thing, but she had a history of letting men use and abuse her. She left the only man who truly cared about her. Unfortunately for her, because she probably would’ve lived a long life if she had stayed with him.

        When Bobby, Sr “ghosted” her, she proclaimed to several friends that she was going to go public with matters of national security that he told her in the afterglow of coitus. Then she was pretty quickly found “overdosed” and dead. The Blob made sure she kept her mouth shut. Bobby didn’t have to order the hit. The Blob that ended up getting him took care of her. They didn’t need orders from the WH. But, in my opinion, he was culpable either way.

        I do think that Bobby, Jr. had grown a lot during the last five years of his life and probably would’ve made a good president. But prior to his brother’s Dealy Plaza event, he was not a good guy.

        Joseph Kennedy, Sr. the patriarch was notoriously not a good guy either. The Kennedy worship in this country is misplaced and rather silly. But people like to worship Royalty. Always have, and probably always will.

        • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          “She left the only man that truly cared about her.”-Mick

          Would that have been Joe D., or Arthur Miller?

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            Not Joe D. He was super abusive.

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            I was referring to Joe Dimaggio. He famously despised the Kennedys for the rest of his life. He knew what happened.

          • Mick July 29, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Joe D was abusive? Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve read anything about all of that. He really did keep caring about her after their split. Oh wait…..I do seem to remember now that he had a jealousy problem.

            She really did have a knack for attracting troubled dudes into her life. Given her background and then rise to stardom it was inevitable that she was going to be in for a rough ride. (Freudian slip).

            That was back when even people in Hollywood felt that they just HAD to be married. Even today in these times I laugh at all the celebrities that keep on marrying and re-marrying. Failure is just about guaranteed.

          • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Even the saints are bad according to Mary. So Joe D – even if he was a saint – would be an abuser in her book.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

            Jarek probably worships Mother Teresa, the child trafficker.

          • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:48 am #

            Ok, what did Mother Theresa do?

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:29 am #

            Jarek, you are either in the know or you aren’t.

            You have already proven to believe everything the authoritarian religious tell you. So is there any point in me explaining it? You already saw at least 3 of your vaunted leaders exposed within the last 2 years that some of us more aware people posted about.

            But yet you still believe there are magical people out there who are so far above everyone else (saints, gurus, billionaires, etc.). Ridiculous. Real saints are your neighbors who spend their lives helping out their communities at financial and emotional cost to themselves, or parents of non-functioning children who sacrifice their lives to improve the child’s lot. It’s not the people elevated to godlike status, most (if not all) who get there in nefarious ways.

          • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

            Scurrilous nonsense. She fed and housed countless hungry and sick people. At least acknowledge that much.

            You might have stood next to an abuser too at one point for a picture. Does that make you guilty? Can you prove she knew? No. It’s said they closed it later. Maybe that’s when they found out what Hillary was all about.

            Thus you can’t be trusted when you talk about Mel Gibson, Jim Cavaziel (sp?), etc. You want them to be corrupt so you find sources that match your prejudice. All prominent Catholics are equally bad in your book.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

            Please do continue worshipping your traffickers and excusing them, Jarek, no one cares. But please don’t expect actual thinking people to follow suit. Some of us aren’t in arrested development and don’t need superheroes, idols and saints to worship.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          Yeah I got no love for American Royalty(TM).

          They’ve all had to pay the piper and paying the piper means corrupt to the gills.

          • Woodchuck July 30, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            ” no love for American Royalty(TM).”

            In truth, we have no American Royalty. And Europe has no royalty either. A real royal family owns the country it rules and its male members all must go through a lot of very strict and brutal military training. A real royal family has real leaders willing to show up on a battlefield if need be. They rule for real and for keeps. Trouble makers *very* quickly find themselves executed and rebellions don’t last long. And even royal family members causing problems and issues, like crazy king Ludwig II – might find themselves arrested and kicked off the throne by other family members keeping a close watch on everything.

        • Woodchuck July 30, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

          ” But people like to worship Royalty. Always have, and probably always will.”

          If this is indeed true then it explains why – according to historians and statistics – that republics never last as long as monarchies. A monarchy owns the country it rules. In a democracy or a republic the rulers are only renting the country, they don’t own it, making a huge difference as broad as night and day in terms of behavior. So the politicians decide to loot the country that they rule during their time in power. They have no long term goals for the republic because it doesn’t belong to their family in the first place. They have no personal incentives whatsoever to care about their country’s welfare because most all of the politicians prior to a national collapse are mostly all sociopaths to start with, At this late stage in their game they are only interested in themselves. And of course a nation ruled like that will fail. What other options are possible with such iincompetent and criminal leadership?

          • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

            Some good points made. This current end stage group of grifters in the Beltway are hoovering up anything not truly nailed down and doing little to disguise their plundering.
            Must have been a real pent-up sense of neurotic consciousness for them while having to wait out the debt ceiling vote so nature dictated they should just discard the ceiling in the high spiritedness of the moment once it began gushing ‘hot off the presses’ following all of that anticipatory melodrama.

            Amidst all of these other extraneous hijinks and high crimes as a certifiably observable way of life in our leadership class, we also must bear the additional burden of acknowledging that our government is now a living, foul breathed, perverse and deviant—and in the truest sense of the word—a kakistocracy.

            “Whot’s in yer wallet?”

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

      I don’t believe he would do that.

  52. Paula D July 29, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    How the Village Voice has fallen. As Woke as it now is, I assume it’s onboard the Nazi Ukraine train. The Woke can see Nazis everywhere, from women who oppose men in womanface, to people who film public buildings that had a lynching 100 years ago, to MAGA hats.
    But men tattooed with swastikas torturing prisoners? Nah, those aren’t Nazis, their president is Jewish.

    But in the 80s, the VV tracked down an OUN leader who came over on the ratline and lived in Yonkers. They reported on it.

    “Such reluctance to assume the SB’s legacy is understandable. Even those Ukrainians who ignore the fascist brutal­ities against Jews and Poles are still trou­bled, and in some cases outraged, by the SB’s infamous assaults on Ukrainians who dissented from the OUN-B leadership.

    Lebed’s direct responsibility for crimes attributed to the OUN-B is difficult to establish. Perhaps the lowest point of the Banderites’ alliance with Nazism was the occupation of L’vov in June and July 1941, when Yaroslav Stetsko and a large contingent of OUN-B troops entered that city along with the Brandenburg regi­ment and other German detachments. Several days of mass murder followed. L’vov’s Jewish population was decimat­ed, but Polish university professors and anyone who could be tied to the Communists were also killed. Survivors reported that the Ukrainians were even more bloodthirsty than their German patrons”

    .villagevoice.com/2020/02/26/to-catch-a-nazi/

    Poland wants Lvov back? The Poles were pretty much wiped out, just like the Jews. Lvov is a festering swamp of OUN apologists, who were nurtured and promoted by the US to run the UKR government, after the US-backed 2014 coup.

    Never forget? It sure looks like entire populations have forgotten.

    Goebbels was right. Propaganda works.

    Hitler was right also, when he said:
    “When an opponent says to me, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I reply calmly, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community.'”

    • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:51 am #

      I am so unbelievably tired of the entire Communist/Nazi binary, dynamic, concept, argument, ideology, dogma, orthodoxy…

      Us/them
      always, forever

      • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        It would seem that actually the two are pretty intertwined. Both horrible and genocidal in practice. Not a whole lot of daylight between the two ideologies.

      • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

        Yet Capitalism and Communism unite against National Socialism. So those two feel more commonality than Communism and National Socialism do – despite their apparent differences, perhaps more apparent than real.

        • Woodchuck July 29, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

          In all the political chaos in Germany after WWI the Communists and the National Socialists battled each other using weapons in the streets of Munich. The two primary “ists” lead by their respective gurus were sure they alone possessed all the cures for their collective angst. Communism and socialism both come from the same rotten source, the Jacobins. Socialists and Communists fight with each other just like Pentecostal Christians fuss with the Catholics. Trying to mix these two denominations together would be like trying to mix oil and water, they’ll naturally and on their own separate sooner or later and show a willingness to confront the “other Christians” as to their mistakes. Fights begin. A process of splintering up into groups incapable of working together began with the Great Schism and then really took off with the Protestant Reformation. The Protestants, after finishing with all their protesting against the RCC – continued to nuture and invite in the spirit of contention and disunity. So now the estimate is there is around some 30,000 different denominations or independent and unafiliated churches on the planet. Trying to create a unified Western Church on the style of the Eastern Orthodox would be as futile as trying to herd cats.

          It’s only natural when Jacobin sourced idealogues get in power their fears and paranoias often lead them to turning on each other. Like when Hitler had all the leaders of the Brownshirts arrested and killed. It didn’t matter that they’d been fanatical and faithful Nazis. Or when Trotsky’s group of fanatical commies fell into disfavor and were kicked out of Russia. They’d become the wrong kind of communist just as the Brownshirts had become the wrong sort of Nazi. If the USA declines into a real banana republic with different groups battling each other in the streets, then what if we have yet another binary war. The good people vs the bad people. Yeah, that’s it. Us vs them. And I’m on the good side, I just know it. . .

          • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            And the Capitalists were funding the Communists – and still are. Right, Woody? Right, Tangent Master?

            So everyone is equally bad then? This is just like the idea that America has always been as corrupt as it is now. It is simply vacuous, devoid of substance.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      Excellent post, Paula.

      • Mick July 29, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        Yes, it was.

    • Mick July 29, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

      I’m thinking more and more that we were better off with the Soviet Union and the cold war divided Europe situation. It kept those age-old warring continental factions bitch slapped and in their places.

      Soviets kept their moron eastern side under control, and the US kept its moron western side under control.

      Plus, it made for great cold war spy novels and movies.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

        That it did!

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      The Ukrainian “Nazis” today are not really Nazis. I’ve seen evidence though that they may be almost like a Satanic order of some sort. Probably why they so seamlessly allied with the US globalist empire and NATO/WEF complex. The Russian Bolsheviks killed millions of people as well in very cruel and barbarous ways including outright starvation. So not really sure I even understand exactly what is supposed to be happening here but I fail to be outraged. I feel sorry for the Ukrainian people who are dealing with the war and I also have sympathies for Russia in some ways just because they are the adversary of the globalist evil empire forces.

    • Islander July 29, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      Declan Hayes (see my later comment) has a recent piece on Bandera, titled, “Stepan Bandera: The Man, the Myths and The Legacy ,” at Strategic-Culture.org.

      httpX://strategic-culture.org/news/2023/07/27/stepan-bandera-the-man-the-myths-and-the-legacy/

      Here is the first graf:

      “Because getting our heads around Stepan Bandera, the man, the myth and the political force is no easy task, we will begin our journey at Upper Silesia’s Bismarck Tower, make a detour through the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and South Tyrone and then work our way back to the blasphemy that is MI6 agent Zelensky’s rump Ukrainian Reich. . . ”

      He spotlights the role of the Uniate church in the Ukraine—a topic that The Saker wrote quite a lot about very early in the Ukraine conflict (2013-14), as a historical factor that explained a lot about the very complicated and brutal history of the Ukraine.

      It seemed incredibly arcane.

      Now it seems less so!

    • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

      The Voice definitely is not what it used to be.

      But so have I, as a reader. If I saw a few typical issues of The Voice from the 1980s (when I lived in Manhattan), I would probably have completely different responses to the material than I did at the time.

      I think they did fight the destructive West Side Highway project, and that was the right thing to do.

      • Islander July 29, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

        Oops, I meant “so have I changed as a reader.”

    • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

      The SS Einzengruppen Death Squads were sickened by the actions of the Bandera Bois. If that doesn’t tell all as to how low we can go—any of us. I suppose it starts innocuously enough at the level of being ‘Good Germans.’
      Related, albeit distantly…
      One of my favorite quotes coming out of WW II was General Omar Bradley’s “There is a thin line between courage and stupidity.”

      His take on nuclear weapons is outstanding as well.

      “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.” ? Omar N. Bradley

      • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

        (That question mark was not there when I copied and pasted.)

  53. Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 11:54 am #

    I would like to take this moment to apologize to the esteemed commenters and host.

    For living up to my nom de plume

    An idle evening listening to Bet-David and Jones and Dave Smith taking down Wasserman Schulz can leave one certain they are confined to a madhouse. Needing to lash out at the crazies.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      You don’t mean it, so why bother? The second your mood changes you’ll be back at it.

      Just be yourself, stop with the drama. Nobody really cares.

      • Edge Lord July 29, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        I was being fascistious

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

          Fastidious? Facetious? Fascist? Some combo of all 3?

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      lol

  54. stelmosfire July 29, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

    Chill out CFNer’s. currently – 87 F at Vostok station at the bottom of the world. 30 degrees in Mackay Idaho this AM. Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra still skiing with several trails and lifts still open for skiing. Meanwhile Barack and Big Mike are lounging on the sands at the Vineyard with a Mai Tai as the secret service runs the grappling hook through the pond. WE”RE ALL GONNA DIE!

    • stelmosfire July 29, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      Meanwhile in Dubai a typicle summer day, 104 F with a 67 % humidity level. Wet bulb temp over 100 degrees. According to a poster last week everybody should be dead there. it’s call acclimatization. Do you thing the Pakistani oil workers and construction crews have the day off? Over 95 wet bulb is deadly. I doubt it. The heat kills me. I see roofing crews from Ecuador around here. They’re wearing black long sleeve hoodies when it’s 95 degrees. Go figure.

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

        -87°F in Anarctica? Can’t be. I just heard the UN Climate Commissar claim that what we’re experiencing can no longer be called Global Warming, but Global Boiling.

        Its the fault of all you Proles in the United States who insist on owning a car, grilling steaks, and heating or cooling your house. Got it?

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

          You forgot breathing!
          (Not to mention, panting . . .)

    • Mick July 29, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

      I hope so!! And soon. The human experiment on this planet has failed.

      Next!!

      • tom clark July 29, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

        The optimism on this blog is palpable.

        • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

          Then by all means palpate it.

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

      lol. So basically there isn’t global boiling. At least in some places?

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

        About a dozen weather stations in Antarctica report weather conditions. It looks like the coldest temp right now stands at about -75°F. The are a few warmer spots on the Continent that come in at -30°F. Any way you look at it glaciers aren’t melting in Antarctica unless it’s from undersea volcanic activity … which nobody can do anything about.

        I’ve been watching a few interviews of Climate Crazies in the UK, the ones stopping traffic in London & vandalizing art exhibits at famous museums. Most, but not all, of them are young people, and most of them seem to be suffering from some sort of mental illness, evident by the crazy look in their eyes and the shrill, apocalyptic way they talk about weather patterns. Weather is what they have glommed onto to make their delusions and fears seem authentic. 500 years ago it would have been dragons.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

          In other places, they are taking the temp of the ground, esp. asphalt and black roads, and then using those as the air temps.

          And folks buy it hook, line & sinker.

        • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

          I think it is related to trauma based mind control through indoctrination. The climate change narrative and doom scenarios have been around since I can remember. And because people are thinking about a climate apocalypse all of the time it is a sort of trauma continuously relived every moment. This is why you perceive them as crazed. But they are true believer ideologues. The green solutions offered are not green and are even more devastating for the environment than the system now. A climate apocalypse could occur for many reasons outside of our control too. But continuous urban and suburban development is what really terrifies me.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:22 am #

            Well said, SSL.

            I was discussing this with a friend last night, about the ridiculousness of all the new housing going up everywhere when there are thousands of empty dwellings all over the place.

            Madness abounds, but there is a method in it it – the psychopaths do have a plan. And yes, everything the PTB do are to exhaust us emotionally and psychologically. It works on most people, sadly.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            Yep exactly. I’m also noticing that newly constructed neighborhoods are really dense. The houses are literally so close that there is maybe just a little alley way between. And the asking prices are totally astronomical. It is so obscene and gross to be honest with you. I would much more prefer to rehab an antebellum plantation with lots of tlc. Of course that is a dream lol.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

            It’s called “rabbit hutches” or “stack ‘n’ pack.”

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      LOL!

      Everyone should now fear colds and summer, because the PTB told them to.

      And many do/will.

      Maybe humans are devolving.

      • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

        I do wonder.

        • Disaffected July 30, 2023 at 9:50 am #

          Or maybe revolving, back to their original childhood helpless state.

  55. jim July 29, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

    Yesterday I was pretty firmly convinced through some historical, economic, and cultural data that the U.S. was in the process of inevitable collapse.

    Today I feel pretty firmly convinced through a different set of historical, economic, political, and cultural data that the U.S. is in the process of transformation, not collapse.

    Tomorrow, who knows?

    Is there a path out of such back and forth?

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    • Jarek July 29, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

      From the Zen: Is the flag moving or is the wind moving?

      Your mind is moving.

      • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        Hey. I looked up Doctor Sleep and its available on Roku. Well, not Roku but Amazon Prime, Vudu etc., but you have to rent it. I don’t see any free options. Do you think its rent worthy?

        • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 12:43 am #

          I think so. I bought cheap at Walmart. I’ll watch it again – something I usually don’t do with horror movies. Especially if you enjoyed The Shining.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            Oh ok perfect! Yeah, I definitely liked The Shining!

    • tom clark July 29, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

      No, Jim…uncertainty is part of the human existence…deal w/ it.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

      It is healthy to keep moving back & forth esp with new info.

      So, all good.

  56. Islander July 29, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    Ireland’s Declan Hayes has a pen of fire to compete with JHK’s.

    Here is his latest (I believe) on human trafficking in Ukraine.

    httpX://strategic-culture.org/news/2023/07/23/nato-shame-ukraine-epidemic-of-human-trafficking/

    He calls out Z and his regime (and earlier Ukr regimes) for being on the “front lines” of human trafficking. MI6 is in the middle of it.

    Evidently “porta parties” are a thing, in Dublin and Washington.

    I had never heard this term before.

    • Mick July 29, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

      What a bunch of scum bags.

  57. anmariwakaranai July 29, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

    Why peoples personalities change after the xxxxs.

    https//expose-news.com/2023/07/29/why-do-peoples-personalities-change-following-covid-vaccination/

    Reiner Fullmark, Naomi Watts, many more. Lots more @ expose.

    OCT….., God will give a sign that everyone on earth will witness.

    mutated symptoms appear.

    Take heed to the Gospel Message and turn away from the temptations out of fear. The enemy seeks to manipulate my creation, my plan. He seeks to use human sacrifice in a way that leads the soul to believe they can avoid death and their time on this earth is eternal. Do not drink of the forbidden cup, rather come to the eternal banquet table. My children, the mass is the only vessel in which heaven and earth are united. It is the only means in which the soul and the body are united with heaven. Come live in my light, for I am Jesus and my mercy and justice will prevail.

    Above found at Afterthewarning.com

    Gr8 reading Jim.

    • anmariwakaranai July 29, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

      Naomi Wolf.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

      What about temptations that don’t stem from fear?

      Are you solid on October? I mean, given your other predictions that did not pan out & all.

      • anmariwakaranai July 29, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

        October is not my call, nor have any prophesies I put here. This one is from an Aussie woman named Valentina Papagna.

        This part of an apparition regarding fear is concerning the cull, ongoing. Full details at afterthewarning.com. Fear is how they control us.

        That video at expose is amazing. Ties the nazis, eugenics, and the current situation together. Psychiatrists are guilty.

        Regarding all temptations, best confess the seven deadly, plus all our judgements.

        • Mick July 29, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

          Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight….

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

          Isn’t it interesting that a handful of “special” people around the world consider themselves to be worthy vessels of God.

          And then they make predictions, and they never pan out, but people STILL follow them and listen to them.

          So funny.

          And they tell everyone not to let ourselves be controlled by fear, while making apocalyptic predictions.

          Priceless.

          • SpeedyBB July 29, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

            Oh just you wait there Missy I mean Your Mijesty! Don’t forget that a clock is correct twice a day, right?

            Amen. Also RAmen.

            hXXps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfulfilled_Christian_religious_predictions

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:19 am #

            I wonder if the Hale Bop Comet suiciders reached their destination?

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

      I recently heard that people were taking DMT and ayahuasca to access demonic realms for the purposes of obtaining technologies we cannot really understand. It sounds like a lot of sinister things are happening.

  58. KesaAnna July 29, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

    ” Forty year old F16’s have no problem, being built of aluminum and titanium that provides a protective metal cage. Many are still flying after being hit by lightening 500 times. ”

    I have been ” progress ” – skeptical since I was a little girl.

    More specifically , I have been highly skeptical of the automobile culture since I was a little girl.

    When I came to America and heard snide or condescending comments about the East German Trabant , as if chrome plated , gas guzzling Caddillac’s or Harley Davidson’s that cost as much as a house are practical or something.

    Or , if you want something more relate – ably American :

    what was really so bad , or so inferior , about the Ford Model T ?

    MY GUESS is if you had a time machine , and could go forward in time five hundred or a thousand years ,

    you wouldn’t see ANY 2023 models of ANY automobile ,

    BUT you MIGHT , at least rarely , see a Ford Model T or an East German Trabant.

    So , my conclusion ;

    There is more scientology , than science , in the automobile culture ,
    and certainly little that is practical or progressive in it. .

    • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

      The weak point of the F-16 is the basic airframe, which is made to sustain very high G loads during maneuvers in it’s most basic stripped down configurations, but of course no one flies F-16’s in those configurations since at least when the earliest A (single seat) and B (two seat) models were first delivered back in the late 70’s-early 80’s. Like everything else in the US inventory, the program immediately suffered from exponential “scope creep,” as the project managers like to say, adding more and more add on shit – much of it hung from the wings or the centerline hard points – to allegedly deliver more and more capabilities. What was initially designed to be a lightweight, ultra high performance, air to air aircraft, rapidly morphed into a less than impressive, massively overloaded, air to ground close air support aircraft, as dogfighting no longer was the preferred method of air to air engagement; F-15s and their huge radar packages, weapons control systems, and advanced missile systems having assumed that role.

      The basic reason most of the F-16s are now in the boneyard or being pawned off on poor foreign buyers is that the wing spars are where the worn out rubber meets the road. Cracks, cracks, and more cracks from the high G loads with all those external stores. And the Kapton wiring that’s subject to all that airframe stress is a horror show as it ages as well, keeping in mind that the aircraft is completely electronic (computer controlled), right down to the triple redundant “fly by wire” flight control system, the very first of its kind.

  59. KesaAnna July 29, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

    ” Its the fault of all you Proles in the United States who insist on owning a car, grilling steaks, and heating or cooling your house. Got it? ”

    According to the version of science I heard , temperatures , on average , world – wide , were higher than now , or at least no lower than now , in the Jurassic or Cretaceous ( admittedly I can’t remember which. )

    I guess it was a case of those vice – ridden Dinosaurs with their air – conditioned SUV’s .

    I — sort of — ” like ” studying the Middle Ages .

    For me , it is funner and funnier than watching a Hollywood comedy or a TV sitcom.

    Not because it is a case of laughing at those backward , superstitious , nuckle – dragging primitives.

    No , it is funny because so very little has changed.

    In places where they have water – rationing , have you ever noticed that , not uncomonly , SOMEWHERE IN THE CONVERSATION ,

    THEY HAPPEN TO MENTION ;

    Three – fourths of all water usage is commercial , industrial , and agricultural.

    i.e. — If you took hour – long showers twice a day for a year , and flushed the toilet fifty times a day for a year , it might add up to how much water Walmart uses in one day.

    Getting back to how so very little has changed since the Middle Ages ;

    The belt – tightening is always for the peasants , never for the aristocracy.

    • Islander July 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

      Well, my landlord pays for my water by the gallon, and I pay for the electricity to heat my water.

      So I think it makes sense to conserve water locally.

      But then, I grew up with a well that went dry in dry summers, and water heated by a kerosene heater connected to our kerosene stove (converted from wood).

      I’m not going to start wasting water to make a point about Walmart. (Is Walmart really the aristocracy? Even the Waltons, rich as they are, don’t earn that moniker.).

      • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

        She wasn’t suggesting that you waste water, she was making a comparison.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

          And a very valid point.

        • Islander July 29, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

          I can read.

          You can’t.

          I won’t bother to explain further.

          MYOB.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:18 am #

            I think it’s pretty obvious here who doesn’t really get what others are saying.

            It ain’t me.

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

      There was actually a warm period during the Middle Ages. I am not certain of the exact years but read that during the warmest decades, maybe a few centuries, there were thriving vineyards in the British Isles. Later between the 1500s and 1800s the climate switched into the Little Ice Age and the Thames river in London froze solid each winter.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

        I think it might have been the latter 1200s.

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      “The belt – tightening is always for the peasants, never for the aristocracy.”-KA

      That about sums it up, KA. Most of the elitist orcs who flog the warming scam the hardest own 4 or 5 houses, which the ain’t giving up.

  60. KesaAnna July 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

    ” Here is his latest on human trafficking in Ukraine. ”

    I’m already sick of this term , and the whole subject ,

    primarily , it seems to me , because it isn’t even remotely half the subject.

    Once upon a time , long , long ago , and far , far away ,

    ten million peasant children became peasant adults who worked in ten thousand tobacco allotments , or ten thousand pencil factories , and paid the grocery bill.

    Then some evil fuck came along and peddled to the peasantry the idea that , according to some kind of progress ,

    in future everyone would instead work at Burger King ,

    or be a college professor.

    ( And the peasants bought this bullshit , because the truth is the average peasant does NOT want his peasant neighbor to be a self – sufficient free agent. The average peasant wants to sic dictatorship on his peasant neighbor. )

    With the result that we now see fifty years later that half the population is given to believe that it is their own fault that they can’t pay the grocery bill ,

    and the other half of the population spends their lives pretending that their lot in life is the result of sainthood , and not inherited wealth.

    ( except that , happily , the pool of aristocrats that pretend they aren’t aristocrats keeps slowly shrinking ,

    because Potemkin Villages are a lousy investment. )

    At least 95% of the time all this brutal and callous exploitation , this massive and ugly trafficking in human degradation ,

    isn’t even mentioned.

    Instead , let’s focus really really narrowly on what Harvey Weinstein does with his dick.

    Yeah ,

    I’m already fucking sick of this bullshit.

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    • KesaAnna July 29, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

      * note ;

      not to imply that I even like , much less love , rich Jew entertainers like Weinstein , or anonymous Ukrainains.

      Fuck Jews ,

      and fuck Ukraine.

      And if that makes me a heartless bitch ,

      well , in my scheme of things ,

      pretending to care about somebody is , worst case scenario , a worse sin than admitting you don’t really give a fuck.

      Best case scenario , admitting you don’t give a fuck is no worse than pretending you care , when you don’t .

      • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

        I think mostly you just like to say “fuck,” Kesa. And I can respect that.

        You also make yourself out to be much worse than you actually are. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. I think you should try it.

        Although I still like your stuff as is, so maybe not.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 9:58 am #

        Thank you.

        The outpouring of fake love etc. for celeb or politician deaths makes me want to puke.

        You don’t know them, you don’t love them. Just, stop.

  61. KesaAnna July 29, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

    My cosmology isn’t about answers , solutions , or any of that sort of thing.

    My cosmology is about mitigating damage in a situation already totally fucked up.

    • Mick July 29, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

      Got it

    • SoftStarLight July 29, 2023 at 9:30 pm #

      If everything is fucked up then maybe part of mitigating the damage is developing care and concern. We can be equally outraged at human trafficking whether it is for criminal or corporate purposes for example. Or the dangerous environmental consequences of modern life and the fact that the ruling class uses it as a reason to take away more from the peasant class too.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:00 am #

        “We can be outraged”

        Is that a requirement in order to be a good person?

        Outrage all the time, for things we can’t do anything about?

        This is the basis for the mind control the powers that be use. It’s why they teach activism in college rather than actual useful subjects.

        A population who is always outraged is pretty easy to control.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

        I’m not sure about a requirement but it definitely would seem that a conscientious person would find within themselves outrage that the ruling predators are essentially committing genocides, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in a simultaneous and sweeping fashion.

        I believe what you are referring to is more of a diffuse outrage guided by the ruling class rather than an outrage against the ruling class which is what I was referring to. Yeah one can definitely use outrage to controls others. But also outrage is a motivator. And can achieve good things if channeled appropriately.

  62. tom clark July 29, 2023 at 9:08 pm #

    Three realities of our time:

    1) Infinite growth can’t go on forever in a finite world.

    2) Humankind’s greatest shortcoming is its failure to understand the exponential function.

    3) 1+1=3 (as soon as possible!).

    • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

      Very good, but just remember lo’ t, you’re speaking as a prospective freaky front runner candidate now. That said, let your ‘crazy uncle’ freak flag fly, you Minnetonkan Misfit, you!

  63. Pucker July 29, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

    I think that that “Diversion Agreement” plea system is supposed to be for first time offenders perpetrating minor crimes in order to give them a second chance without ruining their lives with a criminal record. It makes good sense. The system was not intended to protect bribery and racketeering in the White House. Very cynical….

    Which part of you is Evil?

    Do remember that episode of Star Trek in which Captain Kirk loses his “Hard” Evil side when “The Transporter” fucks up as he’s transported up from some crappy planet, and he turns into an emasculated big “Pussy” who can’t fight of the big dicked Klingons?

    The Klingons were the “Russians”.

    The Romulans were the Chinese.

    I bet that Kirk never reckoned that The Federation would deindustrialize in favor of making everything on Romulus? Spock thought that the Humans were huge idiots and the Human females were “Ho’s”.

    • Pucker July 29, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

      Spock would often take-the-piss at the Humans and exploit the Humans’ ignorance of the Vulcans.

      Spock would indignantly insist that the Humans confess their “Human Privilege”.

      • Pucker July 29, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

        Spock once got McCoy to believe that there are “Black Vulcans” on the planet Vulcan who are abused by White Vulcans and that Spock himself was part Black, which made it ok for Spock to have sex with Uhuru…..

        • Disaffected July 29, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

          As if Spock needed an excuse to have sex with Uhuru, assuming he could. How would that work with all that logic bullshit? Did pure logic require that they put in a “sex circuit” to activate the equipment on demand? Something akin to Viagra, only more organically based? Or was it just pure mechanics?

          “Logically, I simply must fuck you at this time. Please make your orifice available so that I might complete this task. I’ve been informed that it can be quite pleasurable, in addition to its obvious benefits of continuing the species.”

          Come to think of it, I think such conversations just might be taking place among “ordinary woke” humans as we speak. LOL!

  64. TPTB-USA July 30, 2023 at 2:36 am #

    Questions to pose when confronted by a person with TDS, or who is enamored of MSM.

    What is the big picture?

    Are you aware of the 2030 agenda?

    Who is the sponsor of the 2030 agenda?

    Who has a formal agreement with the UN to “accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”?

    Who Are the World Economic Forum’s ‘Young Global Leaders?

    Where does Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ slogan come from, and what is the meaning?

    Who are the current partners in the ‘Build Back Better’ initiative?

    Do you agree with any or all of this?

    **

    Current observations have me thinking that the 2030 Agenda is well underway, and the primary variable to focus on is the extent of authoritarianism.

    High-density housing is popping up all around, and there are also examples of planned communities. That which I foresee is that adjacent low income housing will become nonviable, and will be gobbled-up by developers to satisfy the 15 minute community commercial needs (an extended lock-down could force the issue).

    Information is being compiled on all individuals. The bank wants to know my income and the sources (an idiot should be able to look at the activity in the various accounts and be able to figure it out). Merchant accounts used to only check the address where the credit card statement was sent. Now, they want to have a confirmed shipping address for each entity as well. I can see where a database on all individuals would be beneficial, as well as improve efficiency; but in the wrong hands it could be the kiss of death for a (segment of) society (in such an event, who do I see about getting a refund?). How many people wade through the terms of agreement for all their various online activity? How many people could even comprehend the terms of agreement, and all the possible ramifications?

    Is it a good idea to have criminals in charge of administration of such an arrangement? Where are they taking us, and where do they think they will fit in?

    If the existing format for life is nothing more than a silly little game, why shouldn’t everyone be given $200 and get to draw straws for the starting line-up for the new format for life?

    • Islander July 30, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      I like your questions.

      Worth committing to memory.

      Although the opportunity for any such conversation doesn’t even really seem to come up very often, if ever.

      I agree, re authoritarianism/totalitarian control.

      All of the disparate iron filings are aligning in that direction.

      • TPTB-USA July 30, 2023 at 11:25 am #

        I recently spoke with my oldest sister, and all she could talk about was Trump-Bad.

        I asked her if she had herd of the 2030 agenda, and she recalled that a neighbor had talked about it, and wondered if it was an agenda that Trump was trying to implement.

        Her and her husband are educated people, but they are lost in the “noise”.

        Why is there no MSM discussion about the 2030 agenda? I guess the better question might be: Why is there no discussion about any subject? Because it is difficult to have a discussion if only one side is willing to talk?

        These people are smart, it shouldn’t be that difficult for them to figure out that MSM isn’t leading edge information.

  65. KesaAnna July 30, 2023 at 3:49 am #

    ” You …. make yourself out to be much worse than you actually are. ”

    I have many favorite movie lines , but certainly one of my very favorites is in the movie , ” Full Metal Jacket ” where the Marine Drill Instructor says ,

    ” There is no racial bigotry here !

    I don’t look down on Niggers , Kikes , Wops , or Greasers !

    To me you are ALL EQUALLY WORTHLESS ! ”

    Why do I like that line so much ?

    Because , to me , such a view of the world , and of humanity , is liberating.

    — Or as close to liberating as you ever get in this imperfect , and totally unjust , world.

    In my opinion , it might save you a lot of fuss and bother.

    In brief , and in general , the past 5,000 years of recorded , civilized history has been an endless , and Quixotic, attempt , at sorting the world into sheep and goats.

    All this trouble and strife may not , granted , have made the world worse ?

    After all , I do not believe in the theory of the noble savage.

    But , I certainly will say , definitively , that the world is certainly no better off , either.

    So , again , it might simply save you a lot of fuss and bother to abandon the notion of justice , and abandon the never – ending exercise in trying to sort people into good and bad , superior or inferior , us or them.

    ” Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. I think you should try it. ”

    Another favorite movie line is in the movie , ” Night of the Generals ”

    unfortunately a probably obscure movie from the 1970’s you maybe aren’t familiar with .

    Anyway , an obscure , otherwise anonymous German Army private is — actually accidently — the sole survivor of his infantry company.

    So he gets his name in the papers , is awarded the Iron Cross , promoted to Corporal , pulled off the front , and given a cushy job as a valet to a General in Paris.

    The General , who is a bit cynical , asks him ,

    ” The papers say you are the veritable reincarnation of Sigfried. .

    Do you feel like Sigfried ? ”

    The Corporal gets a puzzled , but thoughtful , expression on his face and replies ,

    ” I’m not sure I understand how Sigfried felt. ”

    I suppose that may sound like fake – sophisticated philosophical hair – splitting ?

    In any case ,

    likewise I have my suspicions that human beings ,

    any human beings ,

    have anything but the vaguest and most nebulous of ideas about what forgiveness might be ,

    or conversely , what condemnation might be.

    Over the years about a dozen people , in most cases people who would otherwise have been obscure and anonymous , have been offered up as candidates for Jack the Ripper.

    Granted , the Jack the Ripper case was in 1888 ,

    so anyone who could have been Jack the Ripper is doubtless long dead.

    Never the less , how would you like it if a hundred years from now your sole claim to fame , your 15 minutes of fame ,

    was some asshole who never remotely knew you accusing you of being an evil or crazy butcher of women ,

    merely to sell a book , or even merely to indulge an idle hobby ?

    And clearly in a circumstance where , while it is completely impossible to prove ,

    unfortunately it is equally completely impossible to disprove.

    Perhaps you will fail to see a connection here ?

    But , again , I have my suspicions that there is more of gibberish , than substance , in words like forgiveness and condemnation than is generally credited. .

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    • Disaffected July 30, 2023 at 9:47 am #

      Another excellent dissertation. You are quite the deep thinker.

      • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        Yep. That’s what I’ve been saying.

    • Alfred July 30, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      OPERATOR FOUR: 2X2L calling CQ . . . 2X2L calling CQ . . . 2X2L calling CQ . . . New York. Isn’t there anyone on the air? Isn’t there anyone on the air? Isn’t there anyone . . . 2X2L —

      • Q. Shtik July 30, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        Mr. Alfred, are you a ham radio person?

        • Alfred July 31, 2023 at 9:11 am #

          Nope. Just a ham.

          That’s from War of the Worlds – Orson Wells 1938.

          It’s such a rich mixture of hope and despair…

      • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        How is Bruce Wayne doing these days?

    • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

      Hypocrisy is the debt vice pays to virtue – C.S Lewis

      You want a world without such hypocrisy? If you understand the above quote, that is a terrifying prospect.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

      I kinda think that Jack the Ripper was none other than Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. Would you know that he was a serial killer simply by glancing at a photo of him? Also, if I had to guess I would say many more people understand what condemnation is versus what forgiveness is. After all condemnation is a more powerful tool of control in society than justice. Which does tie nicely with your argument. However I disagree with your assertion that the world is totally unjust. Nature always seeks balance, though maybe never being perfectly in balance at any specific given time. Everything in flux all the time. However, there are glimmers at least of things like justice, forgiveness, etc. sometimes. As there are glimmers of injustice, imperfection and everything else at other points. But to your point many people are not vibing at this high philosophical level and never give these subjects much consideration or discernment.

  66. Islander July 30, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    ThorsHammer:
    ” Is Obama the Godfather who received his 10% before his lieutenants in the Biden Crime Family were left to squabble over the remainder? ”

    Interesting thought.
    Hadn’t occurred to me.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      Nothing occurs to you ’til about 1-2 years after many of us have posted about it several times.

      It’s funny.

      • Islander July 30, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

        See anmariwakaranai,s, below.

        Re MQ’s constant references to “none of us,”
        think about it.

      • Islander July 30, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

        Note the in-passing insult to ThorsHammer, too.

        MYOB, B.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

          In case you haven’t noticed, this is a public blog, where anyone can comment.

          So telling people to mind their own business is not only childish and stupid, it’s another example of how you just don’t get it.

          I am guessing you never read a room correctly, and act inappropriately to the point you embarrass family and friends in public.

  67. Islander July 30, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Good, fairly detailed technical discussion at MoA of the “diversion” tactic they tried to put over on the judge.

    Plus ethics pointers re Hunter’s lawyers. What scumbags.

  68. Paula D July 30, 2023 at 10:49 am #

    I was sent a Q&A of CDC’s Dr. Michael Melgar. The questions were obviously set-ups, since no one asked him “What evidence do you have that adults are at risk for RSV?” That was just assumed.

    But check this out. He said there were trials, but didn’t say how many people were involved. Then he says that a “small number” developed Guillain-Barré, but they blew it off as a possible coincidence and decided to approve the vaccines anyway and rely on VAERS to find out how many people will die.

    Oh, really? VAERS? The same system that is ignored and covered-up by the “public health authorities”, and trashed by the media and those same “public health” authorities, when it comes to the covid GMO product?
    Remember that they pulled this same line when they approved the covid GMO product. They assured us that there would be rigorous follow-up.

    Yeah, right.

    ”The review of the existing data by FDA and by the CDC for these two licensed RSV vaccines indicates that they are safe and effective. Minor adverse events that happen with any vaccine include pain at the injection site, fever, swelling or redness at the injection site, and fatigue. Patients who have experienced some of those symptoms with any other vaccine might be more likely to experience those same symptoms after RSV vaccination.

    We do want to note that in the clinical trials, a very small number of participants developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or other inflammatory neurologic conditions similar to GBS after being vaccinated with the RSV vaccine. The significance of these cases is unclear. Because there were so few of these cases, there isn’t enough information to determine whether the risk after vaccination is elevated or these handful of cases occurred simply due to chance. CDC and ACIP use the safety monitoring systems in place to inform vaccine recommendations and will continue to monitor and review data to ensure the safety of RSV vaccines along with all other vaccines and keep the public informed of findings, as has been done in the past. The FDA has also required that the two manufacturers, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, conduct post-marketing safety studies to evaluate risk for GBS or other neurologic adverse events.

    As for all vaccines, CDC asks that patients, caregivers, and vaccine providers report any adverse events after RSV vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which is managed by the CDC and FDA. They should report any adverse event even if it is not clear whether the vaccine was the cause.”

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      This shuffling and lying and obfuscating is how they get away with it… again.

      • TPTB-USA July 30, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        Seventeen seconds explains it all:
        armstrongeconomics.com/humor/politicians/

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          Hahahaha! Perfect. No one does humor better than the Brits.

    • DaveO907 July 30, 2023 at 8:00 pm #

      Jab-happy mofos so obsessed with getting richer. No conscience. No compunction whatsoever. Dogs on a bone, slobbering and gripping onto ‘their thing’ even as the deaths, organ damage and mutilations pile up.
      “We’ll place our trust in VAERS, and don’t anyone dare to make it a less time-consuming, less difficult task to get these ‘events’ recorded.”

      Does it need mentioning that there is a new boss in town? The same one as the past four years? This is the era of public-private regulation, with the actual meaningful stroke belonging to “the shareholders,” and that means not the taxpayers/serfs/slobs. The CDC-NIH bunch are still pushing their same old-same old mumbo jumbo… (Repeat the lie, and make it a whopper.)

      “We gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do….”

  69. Q. Shtik July 30, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    I think of CFN commenter Edge Lord as the Master of Insult.

    Then I stumbled upon “edgelord” as an actual word in an Op-Ed column in today’s NYT. The sentence was as follows:

    “[Tim] Scott sits in the sweet spot for the Republican donor class, as a George W. Bush-style conservative untouched by the rabble-rousing and edgelord memes of Trump-era populism.

    This caused me to google an edgelord definition which read as follows:

    “An edgelord is someone on the Internet who tries to impress or shock by posting edgy opinions such as nihilism or extremist views. The term is a portmanteau derived from “edgy” and “shitlord” – a person who “basks in the bitterness and misery of others”. Wikipedia”

    This, apparently, is how our own Edge Lord prefers to present himself.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      I would have preferred seeing his name as Edgy Shitlord. It’s funnier.

    • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      Yes, he’s funny. He loves the zing. And he thinks he has defeated his opponent intellectually thereby – which is fatuous.

      Lord Russell commented on this: Funny men conflate humor with wisdom. He mentioned George Bernard Shaw in this regard.

      But yes, in terms of politics, humor is gold. As Alinsky said, it is the foremost weapon.

      • Edge Lord July 30, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

        I’m not in it to win it Jarek.

        It’s not like a competition, maaaan.

        I don’t think anyone here can muster up the pretentiousness to draw upon obscure quote after obscure quote from luminary authors, historical figures, Cat Fancy editors like you can. You’re like Pat Buchanan and an insecure adjunct professor’s love child.

        But I appreciate you. I find you to be funny as well. In fact, you remind me of this great Woody Allen quote, “I’ve never been an intellectual…. but I have this book…”

        • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          You just did it again. Not bad!

    • Paula D July 30, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      What about Night Soil?

      Weird to pick on Edge, and ignore the worst one on here.

      • Night Owl July 30, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        You couldn’t back your claims, and now you hate me.

        You are not the first and won’t be the last.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

      He never insulted me so I disagree with you automatically and in totality 🙂

    • Edge Lord July 30, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

      Interesting, but I have to take issue with this Q.

      I think Tim Scott sits there because he’s just as vapid and impressionable as George W.

      Ain’t that sweet?

    • Q. Shtik July 30, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

      “[Tim] Scott sits in the sweet spot for the Republican donor class, as a George W. Bush-style conservative untouched by the rabble-rousing and edgelord memes of Trump-era populism. – Q.

      ============

      I swear to god, if you gave me a week I wouldn’t be able to explain what the above sentence (extracted from the NYT) means. I have NO idea whatsoever.

  70. Jarek July 30, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

    Hillary said that it’s women who suffer during wartime. Men just die. Women have to go on!

    Similarly, it’s women who suffer during abortion and afterwards. The fetal parasites just die.

    Inspired by a poster above.

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    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

      Surviving is really difficult. Look at all the things we must do each and every day in order to survive.

      • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

        Well, today I had to grill up a few rib eye steaks and half a salmon. Quite a few black bears roaming around here lately so I kept a sharp eye out, but no bears presented themselves. SSL, if I were down in the deep south with you … I’d be boiling crawdads, frying catfish … and watching out for gators.

        • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

          Lol BRH. It was literal but also metaphorical/philosophical in another sense.

    • Jarek July 30, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

      You and indeed, we, haven’t seen nothing yet. It is said that living shall envy the dead.

      Watch the movie, The Road. The wife killed herself, taking off all her warm clothes and running out into the bitter night, because she was tired of suffering.

      • SoftStarLight July 30, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

        I know it can get a lot worse and probably will. I try not to think about it a lot of times. And sometimes its the only thing I think about.

  71. jim July 30, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

    One thing that keeps me so uncertain about the direction of a future U.S.– a collapse or short-to-medium term transformation into a more authoritarian regime–is the actual degree of resiliency of our key crisis management institutions.

    Take, for example, the role, durability, and growing power of our Federal Reserve Bank. Within our economic system, it is certainly at the center of crisis management (crucial, for example, in implementing economic stabilization strategies during and after the Great Recession of 2008).

    I would argue that, since the 1970s, the Fed has only increased its bureaucratic power, autonomy, and importance as the most powerful network at the intersection of our state and financial system.

    Does it now posses the monetary tools and overall domestic economic governing experience to somehow prevent economic/financial collapse and, along with Big Tech and Big Intelligence apparatuses, nicely guide us into, from their perspective, a more totalitarian nirvana.

  72. Q. Shtik July 30, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

    It is very probable that beginning next Wednesday morning (Aug 2) you won’t be hearing from me since I will be engrossed seeking competent legal and CPA advice as to how I should handle winning an estimated $1.05 billion in the Mega Millions lottery.

    Eventually, however, I will return to begin again pointing out all y’all’s posting errors. In the meantime I turn over this important function to Mr. Malthuss.

    • tom clark July 30, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

      Congrats on becoming an overnight billionaire, Q. I’m sure CFN will muddle on without you. Our host will undoubtedly give tomorrow’s blog an extra look before he posts.