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Welcome to the season of chaos, sponsored by the Party of Chaos, America’s Democratic Party, owner and operator of the shadowy “Joe Biden” regime, dedicated to wrecking what’s left of the country — and the rest of Western Civ with it. Do you think I exaggerate? Consider for a moment that your personal ruin — the loss of your freedoms, your livelihoods, and your posterity — is at stake behind the more general demolition of our society.

We are barreling into an election that will determine the composition of Congress. There is much chatter about whether this election will be allowed to happen. Signs and portents point to a grievous loss of power for the Party of Chaos. Power is all they care about — certainly not the public interest or the common good — and a particular sort of power: the power to coerce, persecute, and punish.

It is obvious in everything they do, from the FBI swat-team home invasions of select opponents and the gross mistreatment of the January 6 defendants, to the craven censoring of public speech, to the imposition of medical tyranny and the deadly fraud of Covid shots, to the degenerate insults of their race-and-gender hustles, to their assault on the value of our money, to their sabotage of the oil-and-gas industries, to their treasonous abandonment of border control, to the deliberate perversion of policing and public order, to their promulgation of a faithless and unnecessary war, sharply against our national interests, in faraway Ukraine.

Adults understand that politics is a crooked business, but through the whole of US history until now filters existed in the public arena that allowed for enough sorting out of truth from untruth to enable the formation of a reality-based consensus — which, in turn, allowed daily life to operate coherently. The Party of Chaos has thrown the kill-switch on that crucial function by corrupting the news business and subverting the new social media. The result is a public culture of pervasive and immersive lying, and a stupendous institutional failure of the courts to correct any of that behavior.

Case-in-point: the John Durham Special Counsel Investigation on the origin of the RussiaGate fraud. It now apparently terminates in the prosecution of the tiniest minnow (Igor Danchenko) in that vast inland sea of corruption. Some of the figures who carried out the perfidious seditions of RussiaGate are still employed in the Department of Justice and the FBI, and to this day are active in the continued cover-up of the crimes committed to overthrow President Trump, notably: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and others.

Mr. Durham is supposedly among the highest officers of the federal courts charged with enforcing a very particular region of criminality. His staff must be marinated in evidence of the RussiaGate misdeeds — reams of which have been independently documented in the public record, ranging from (just for example) the nefarious activities of figures like Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ higher-up Bruce Ohr, working as go-between with Christopher Steele and the FBI, to the spectacular failures of Judge James Boasberg and his FISA court, not to mention the well-known machinations of Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Dana Boente, James Baker, Andrew Weissmann, Jeannie Rhee, Aaron Zebley, Brandon Van Grack, Robert Mueller, and other top officials who worked sedulously against the public interest. All these remain apparently off-the-hook for their sketchy activities.

How did that happen? If the Party of Chaos loses control of its Congressional majority, Mr. Durham may have to answer that question. And until he does, American justice will remain a deeply broken institution that citizens can’t trust. In that light, how is our country any better than the most overt petty despotisms around the world? How does it deserve the citizens’ respect or even compliance?

The stakes in the midterm elections are huge for the Party of Chaos, and its worker bees may be capable of any duplicity to throw it off the rails. In my soon-to-drop next podcast, blogger Tom Luongo (of Gold, Goats, and Guns) introduces a surprising twist: the election takes place, he says, but the Party of Chaos finds a way to delay the announcement of the results via procedural shenanigans that go on for weeks after November 8, leaving the country in a state of anxious limbo. What an idea! Such a strategy would wreck the last shred of public trust in elections without having to cancel, postpone, or overtly overthrow the process. It would also invite just the sort of public protest that the Party of Chaos can spin into another insurrection narrative.

I’m strangely confident that there is a hidden column of people that love this country who will not allow this final insulting scam to succeed. Its appearance among us will shock and amaze the multitudes. The rule of the Woke Jacobin maniacs will end. And even though we’ll have to live through the wreckage they brought about, we’ll move about this strange new landscape of hardship in the light of reality-made-visible, seeing clearly what has happened and knowing what we must do to revive our country.


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  1. cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 9:51 am #

    Today is October 7th, and 70 years ago today in 1952 Vladimir Putin was born. Happy Birthday President Putin!!! Here’s wishing you the happiest and healthiest of birthdays, from everyone here at Clusterfuck Nation. May the world’s greatest and most noble leader continue to live on in our hearts and minds through this birthday and many more. Live long and remain prosperous! Go large and celebrate the Big 70 in style this year!!!

    • shotho October 7, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      Putin is certainly more competent than our ‘leader’, but I wouldn’t glorify him just yet.

      • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 10:17 am #

        Whether or not y’all want to glorify him isn’t that important. It is very obvious however that he is one of the only few adults in the room of “world leaders”. He is also one of the persons in charge of our future and who in the end will be making the major decisions.

        Very likely, he and the rest of Russia fear us in the same way that one would be *very* fearful of a retarded and handicaped child showing up at a party with a loaded shotgun, thinking it to be a toy. The adults will be taking that firearm away from the child very carefully, slowly, and yet very firmly. No other options exist. Don’t make any sudden moves and think about each step.

        • ThorsHammer October 7, 2022 at 11:27 am #

          I recently had a rude shock to my view of the world. LOL Like most Americans I’ve long held the image of life in Russia as one of grandmothers living in their free state owned Soviet era cement apartment blocks and cultivating their tiny gardens along railroad sides. I came across an hour long video by a European journalist who’s MO is to live in a city for two months while filming street scenes and interviewing random people. Among the subjects were Moscow, New York, St. Petersburg and Los Angeles.

          Upon arriving in Moscow one of his first questions was “Where are your homeless people?” The common response was confusion, as if there was no word in the language for the concept. People took him to mean poor people, and suggested that there were outlying neighborhoods where such people could be found.

          The second shock was the profusion of $250,000 Mercedes Maybach sedans on the streets. Capped off by the vision of four of them waiting in line for a hamburger at the one McDonald’s in the entire city. It seems that newly rich Russian millionaires and billionaires like to flaunt their wealth. In contrast, the equally large pool of billionaires in New York tend to favor beat up Fords on the occasions they descend to the streets to minimize the chance of being car-jacked. I personally know of one family of the Seattle elite who bought Old Boeing Field so they would have a secure place to fly their private jets from. When they visit their Sun Valley compound they fly a pilot out to the airport to have their Bell Jet Ranger warmed up ready to fly them the 8 miles to their Sun Valley estates to minimize the danger of being kidnapped and held for ransom which is their greatest fear.

          Moscow itself destroys the image of a dull grey city being bled to death to finance imperial dreams. It is immense and sprawling, almost on the LA model except most buildings are four stories high. The streets are wide and uncrowded, and the sidewalks clean in radical contrast to downtown LA and San Francisco where you have to dodge piles of excrement and used needles. People walk the streets at midnight with little fear of mugging (at least in the neighborhoods the interviewer visited.) They are well dressed and fairly fashionable. No hoodies, face tatoos and shambling needle freaks. In short, Moscow looks like a middle class, well off city with a veneer of the ultra wealthy not afraid to flaunt their wealth.

          Could it be that the image of a Russian army fleeing Ukraine in dis-array in the face of superior American armaments is equally fraudulent?

          • gusgus2021 October 7, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            I think in many regards even in the 60s Russian equipment wasn’t as backwards as claimed, I know the SA200 missile systems where pretty effective ,I have heard the newest version is even better .

          • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            Of course it is Thor, our media employs fear and distraction to keep our population looking away from our own shitty mess (that they helped to create) by fabricating boogie men and projecting their own crimes upon them. Americans may have a totally false image of who we are as a nation and how “good” we may be and have it, but the rest of the world knows damn well that we are global bullies with bad attitudes.

            Our everyone is the center of their own universe mentality straight out of “Screwtape Gives A Toast”, and our replacement of faith in a higher authority with lust for a higher income has demented so many of us that I for one cannot see enough people waking the fuck up before the hammer falls upon us to stop it.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            ”Could it be that the image of a Russian army fleeing Ukraine in dis-array in the face of superior American armaments is equally fraudulent”

            Yep, it could. Reread JHK’s article. We live in Fraudulent Land, where a lying press creates its own reality and the institutions of the law are used against political opponents instead of criminals.
            And it turns out that our trillion dollar/year military budget doesn’t actually create enough weapons of mass destruction to last through a 6 month proxy war.

            Where does that money go? Graft, corruption and bribes, no doubt.

          • C.O.Jones October 7, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            I spent a week in Russia a few years ago and at no time was I afraid for my safety. I found the people to be intelligent but not overly friendly. There were Lamborghinis parked at the curb at several places and people hustling and bustling to get to work like any other developed country.

            One of the tenets of the communist manifesto is a graduated income tax – the more you make, the higher percentage you pay – just like here in the “free” west.

            Guess what the income tax rate is in Russia. Go ahead, guess. If you said a flat 10%, you’re correct.

            I’m not saying Russia is perfect. I’m saying it was an eye-opening experience to visit the country.

          • ThorsHammer October 7, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            This post topic is key for understanding the full impact of the US sabotage of the Nordstream i and II pipelines. It got lost in the Internet Ether, so here is a condensed version.

            The German public is amazingly complacent in the face of having their energy lifeline being cut off by American sabotage. They have been completely divorced from Russian energy anyway, so what is the difference?

            —“German natural gas storage is 90% full already. All that is needed is to turn the thermostats down a couple of degrees until the flood of American LNG starts arriving”.

            They have been lied to.

            —Gas doesn’t just flow through a pipe if you pour it in one end. It must be pressured along regular intervals.
            —LNG cant be transported without LNG tankers and loaded and unloaded except at specialized facilities that are already nearly at full capacity. And take years or decades to plan and build.
            —Reserves are only reserves if you can access them.
            —In order to access reserves stored underground or in tanks you must have an inflow of new gas from pipelines and wells to push it out. There is no alternative.
            —The entire NG delivery system for the European continent was designed around Russian wells and pipelines. It is intended to moderate the demand between summer and winter, and nothing more.
            —Without new flows from Russia, European reserves are worthless. At best only 15% can ever be recovered.

            You have been lied to.

            It seems unlikely that the Eurocrat decision makers are not capable of understanding seventh grade physics. The managers of the Biden Hologram not so! They can believe anything without any reference to fact or morality which enabled them to bomb the remaining lifeline to Germany.

            If you are German best to buy a chain saw in preparation for raping your national treasure, the Black Forest.

          • ThorsHammer October 8, 2022 at 11:44 am #

            Looks like nobody among the cadre of Clusterfuck commenters understood the significance of Germany not really having the NG “reserves” that they are relying on to get them through the winter. Thinking that turning the thermostats down a few degrees will suffice is madness.

            Why do I bother posting when my time would be better spent selling the rest of my possessions and moving south to a place outside of the northern hemisphere WWIII radiation jet stream, with a year round climate for growing vegetables and no need to heat my house?

          • Socrates-Detroit October 10, 2022 at 6:29 am #

            ThorsHammer

            I think a lot of CFNers get it.

            Speaking for myself, I spend too much time on-line looking at (alternative) new sites/commentary in places like this, because I feel they are more truthful.

            Some of these places, I have discovered thru commenters here at CFN, such as yourself.

            Sometimes I skim things…

            I thought I had come across your comment that the gas reserves figure is meaningless if there is no new gas coming in to replace gas going out. You did a better job of saying it.

            In short, saying “Germans, our gas storage facilities are 90% full” may be factually correct, but it is not truth, since that 90% cannot actually be used if no new gas comes in to push it out.

            I asked a real expert on LNG (‘Real expert means they are paid a lot of money and deal with this) and was told there is no way LNG can replace gas.

            Not every CFNer chooses to comment. I don’t comment all the time, I don’t read every comment.

            But I do read many. Yours are good. Keep them flowing, my friend!

            “—Gas doesn’t just flow through a pipe if you pour it in one end. It must be pressured along regular intervals.”

            Some where else. You state it more succinctly.

            I’m not an expert, but I think you are correct. Having the gas re

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 10:17 am #

        I agree. I wonder if cowbell has a wall sized poster of the shirtless Putin on horseback? LOL

        • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 10:31 am #

          Wall sized Putin posters are very expensive and hard to find these days. Why not instead have some Putin wallpaper for your Windows starting screen? There are many photos out there of Putin doing guy things. Like riding Harleys and big Ural motorcycles with the Russian Night Wolves outlaw motorcycle gang. And the shirtless pic on horseback is a very good image and easy to find. There are also pics of him flying the worlds largest and fastest strategic mach 2 bomber. He’s flying in the copilot seat, and it seems he does have a pilot’s license as well as a motorcycle license. Guys and gals more interested in Putin’s sensitive and academic side may instead be more interested in seeing him playing the piano or speaking fluently in English. He can speak English better than our own president can.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 10:48 am #

            Very impressive. He should have his own Saturday morning cartoon show. “Putin & Friends”. He could save the world and start a new BRICS financial system. Meanwhile, we see Biden sleeping and drooling on his desk.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            There is the video of Putin singing Blueberry Hill. Odd, Hollywood was fawning over him back then.

            Speaking of Hollywood, I saw somewhere an article about Hollywood making millions off of pushing the vaxx.

            Many of us suspected that the celebrities reciting the “I’m thankful for the vaxx even though I got covid” prayer were being paid.

            A $600 check for not working doesn’t cut it, with their lifestyles.

            Here’s a nice picture of Putin with a puppy, I hope it posts:

            https://external-preview.redd.it/yMG6Y355JVrddL-ESLpP5kKZQIKJ5oWDCRQthTaKppI.jpg?auto=webp&s=7742382494febeb37a91fcc61d0555b3f259539c

          • stelmosfire October 7, 2022 at 11:04 am #

            Looks like a Caucasian Shepard Dog puppy which I believe was developed by the USSR in the 1920’s. Big and bad and would probably kick the shit out of a German Shepard Dog.

          • zekesdad October 7, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            I wonder if there’s a poster of Putin standing over a map deciding which apartment buildings and schools to shell next. Sort of like the photos of Hitler plotting his moves against the free world. Or maybe there’s one of the mass graves the Russians left behind as they retreated.

          • abbybwood October 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            Putin is also a lawyer.

            Which is why he created the “Special Military Operation” to de-militarize and de-Nazify” Ukraine. Especially after eight years and 15,000 Russian speakers being killed in Donbas by the Ukraine Azovs and Germany, France, Ukraine and the US ignoring the Minsk Accords.

            I am reading that even after the four Eastern Donbas regions voted to join Russia and after the partial mobilization of 350,000 Russian reservists, that Putin intends to keep his response to the continued Ukrainian shelling of these four areas to the SMO.

            My thinking is that the Russians did not tuck their tails in and run from some of these Donbas areas, they retreated rather than lose men and equipment, unlike the Ukrainian military (guided by Zelensky, NATO and The Pentagon/CIA), where they are losing thousands of men and tons of equipment.

            It will be easier for Putin and his military to do a final dispatch of these Ukraine men with their Nazi brethren if they are all first drawn close to Donbas (now Russian territory) for their useless “counter-offensives” where they “win” kms. of useless flatlands and small villages.

            The rains are now turning the region into a muddy, boggy, gray and colder landscape.

            Perhaps Putin will wait until November when the ground freezes to make his final move?

            Happy Birthday Mr. Putin!

            Check out The Duran, Brian Berletic at New Atlas, Gonzalo Lira’s Roundtables on Rumble and Andre Martyanov for in-depth geo-political/economic analysis on the situation.

          • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            Oyl says there’s a video out there of Putin singing “Blueberry Hill”. No way I was not going to check this out, and it’s there!

            I’ve an idea of how this conflict between the US and Russia could be solved. Instead of everyone getting sucked into a nuclear war, why not have this dispute settled on the most popular tv show happening at the moment – on “The Voice” tv show!

            Our president Biden and Putin will compete in an international singing contest, and the entire planet gets to vote for the winner, just as things routinely go on The Voice. The electronic infrastructure for voting could be changed in time to allow voting on “The Voice” from other countries. Let’s do things the democratic way, let the people speak!

            Putin will be handicapped in that our president won’t be required to sing songs in Russian, yet Putin must sing in English. If Biden is too shy to show up, then the UN must step in and shame either Mr. Obama or Mr. Trump into coming out of retirement for a few days and be the singer representing us. If these guys are too bashful to give it a try, then we’ll have to go on down the line, starting from the very top of the pyramid of power until a singer can be found willing to save America.

            Maybe one of our female leaders could represent us and go to battle with Mr. Putin. Maybe Michelle, Hillary, or Ms. Harris could step up to the plate for us? I’m sure the makeup and clothing crews on The Voice could conjure a fantastic outfit for one of these ladies to wear and make her look at least ten years younger.

            Think of all the lives hanging in the balance if this conflict involving Ukraine could be settled peacefully and yet in a contest that will leave everyone holding their breath. There’s gotta be some competition involved to make it interesting.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

            Chuck, have you seen the video of Tulsi getting battle-ready?

            She’s at her fighting weight, that’s for sure.

          • Ron Anselmo October 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            @zekesdad

            Do you mean the apartment buildings & schools the AFU & Azov Battalion Nazi’s were hiding in, using civilians and children as human shields?

            About the mass graves, do you mean bodies that the Russians buried after giving the Ukies a corridor of safe passage to retrieve and bury their dead, but refused to do so?

            Just curious.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            Ron Anselmo, maybe he means the Negroponte-style death squads that always pop up wherever the neocons defend democracy.

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          If anyone ever sees a poster fit for framing that features both Putin and Bashar Assad , be sure to let me know.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

            Assad would render any poster unsuitable for framing.
            I’m certain no one ever told him he oughta be in pictures.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Oh heck yes, Kesa!

            It wasn’t Putin bombing full-to-bursting Greek Orthodox churches in Damascus on Christmas day

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

            Bashar Assad may not be a stud muffin, but he has a sweet teddy bear look to him, and he is so soft spoken and intelligent.

            I like him.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 9:50 am #

            His Shiite sect is very tolerant. And he and his wife visit large churches on Christmas Eve to wish his people a Merry Christmas.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Putting aside the tolerance issue and focusing on theological orthodoxy, the Alawites are to Islam what the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are to Christianity – on the front porch but not quite in the foyer.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            I like Mormons too. They are very family oriented.

        • Katerina October 8, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

          To ThorsHammer

          Please do not get too frustrated with this lot here – they are mostly Americans and most of them get very easily distracted; that, combined with the attention span of an aquarium fish. Cannot blame them – they have been exposed to such info mindfuckery environment from the moment they are born. But, to be fair, I am also discovering quite a few commenters here that are most definitely are using their God given brains! I think lots of them are starting to look for actual facts and refusing to swallow any more of the stinking pigswill from the so-called MSM. I mean, one has to have their brains removed to believe ANYTHING they will hear on the likes of CNN, MSNBC and the rest.. but for long enough they had no other sources.
          JHK has been doing a stellar job lately by providing a factual, relevant and important information that is not just USA, USA, but giving them a much needed wider and bigger picture of the current global geopolitics. And they are getting it!
          Persevere my friend. It’s all good and timely. We will win! : )

      • Islander October 7, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        Shotho:

        “Just yet”?

        WTF are you waiting for?

        Happy Birthday, President Putin, and best wishes for many more to come.

        Your country and the world celebrates your extraordinary accomplishments, clarity, and leadership.

    • Pondernot October 7, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      Hear, hear! Wonderful comment. Thank you.

    • SomeoneInAsia October 7, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Have a Happy Birthday, Putin!

      If it’s not too difficult, that is. (Considering what dear Uncle Sam has been doing — sigh…)

      • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Good Lord, yes! Have a happy birthday, Vlad Vladich, and take good care of your nation and your sphere. We are where Russia was when you first took the reins. Wait for us to recover and rejoin the world as a healthier nation.

      • Pat Ormsby October 8, 2022 at 4:10 am #

        So nice to see Someone in Asia again! I made your acquaintance on the Collpsenet blog (was Madam Oh). Yes, and a Happy Birthday to Vladimir Vladimirovich! And Andrey Raevsky is posting again at The Saker after a direct hit from Hurricane Ian.
        Three things to celebrate!

    • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      From all I can gather, Vlad Putin certainly is what we in America definitely lacks, a strong leader with character, morality, and the ability to think and to speak. My German Grandmother used to warn, “Never trust the Russians”, which while true, certainly needs to be applied equally to the Germans any clearly to the assclowns that rule America today. Jackass & Dumbo how appropriate.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        My grandmother said the same thing!

        • JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 11:00 am #

          Both your grandmothers would be appalled at how the USA and Russia have exchanged philosophies. The US is becoming more autocratic and Russia less so.

          • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

            Absolutely and so am I.

        • Amman October 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          Putin called her a degenerate?

      • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        “From all I can gather, Vlad Putin certainly is what we in America definitely lacks, a strong leader with character, morality, and the ability to think and to speak.”

        Walter,
        Well said.

      • Rain Waters October 7, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

        “He can speak English better than our own president can.”

      • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        Your grandmothers told you that?

        No wonder Germans of today are willing to freeze to death without food or jobs just because their rulers tell them they are sticking it to Russians.

        As they lie there gasping their last breaths, (breaths visible in the cold), they tell themselves “At least Russians are suffering more, so I die happy”.

        • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          And being the foolish rule followers that they are, the Germans even bought into the line of crap that the Austrian mass-murderer Hitler foisted upon them.

          Grandma escaped Nazi Germany in 1922. All my other ancestors bailed on the Fatherland before the Franco-Prussian War and WWI. Apparently, they had the gift of foresight.

          • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

            “Apparently, they had the gift of foresight.”

            …foreskin?

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            Heh! Cheers, elysian!

          • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth October 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

            Unlike the British who helped the Nazi government of Germany sell $9 million worth of gold stolen from Czechoslovakia just 6 months before declaring war on Germany.

            Strange, and the information wasn’t made available to the public until the British banking records were digitized

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 9:51 am #

            Yes, now things come into sharper focus.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 11:04 am #

            Walter, there was no Nazi Germany in 1922. Not till 1933.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

            The Jews claimed six million dead after WW1 too, but it didn’t fly. Evidently, the number has some Kabbalistic importance to them and it’s crucial to get the world to accept it.

          • hmuller October 9, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            David Duke wrote in his autobio book that he calculates the number of executed Jews at 1.25 million. And that’s not counting all the other categories of people systematically put to death by the Nazi’s.

            I’d call that a nasty bit of work, even if the 6 million number is exaggerated.

            If history repeats, it will be the Greens executing those who exceed their carbon credit allotment, or get caught without a mask or lacking vaccination papers.

            And they’ll be feeling the tingle of self-righteousness the whole time.

          • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

            The Allies blew the bridges going to the camps. The inmates starved (like the rest of Germany) and succumbed to diseases endemic in large populations confined in close quarters.

            And how many did they kill with their “Russian” revolution?

          • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

            correction: Not bridges but rail lines.

    • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      We are truly in luck that Putin is president of Russia at this time.

      As he said in his speech, Russia is cognizant of the fact that the US and UK are run by batshit crazy psychopaths who would rather blow up the world than give up their looting, but he is guided by the fact that cooler heads must prevail. (I paraphrase, lol).

      • Mike G October 8, 2022 at 2:37 am #

        Seems that many Americans no longer are willing to follow the devil they know, for it has become an abomination. The devil we don’t know appears more sane.

      • Pat Ormsby October 8, 2022 at 4:12 am #

        I love how you put it.

    • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      Shit ! He’s a Libra !

      I love Libra’s !

      — they don’t love me though.

      They are born moderates.

      Whilst fanaticism radiates from my every pore.

      • Anthea October 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

        I just pulled up his astrology chart. Moon in Gemini, Scorpio rising. I am not in enough of a reflective mood to pull out my astrology books and delve into his personality and transits.

        One interesting thing that stands out is that transiting Saturn is hovering on his 4th house cusp (Imum Coeli, or Midnight Point). This means that Saturn is about to emerge from his Obscure Sector, where it has been for the past seven years or so.

        Saturn’s transit of the Obscure Sector is a difficult seven-year period in a person’s life. I think the best way to explain it is that it begins with a “loss of self” when Saturn contacts the ascendant, followed by a seven-year process of re-creating oneself in radically different circumstances. (You could say it’s like the period during which the pupa is in the crysalis.) Saturn’s contact with the 4th House Cusp is the “emergence”: the transformation is complete, and the new person, radically changed from who they were seven years before, begins a new, active life cycle.

        People are very vulnerable when Saturn is transiting the Obscure Sector, and this is normally a period when success is elusive and setbacks are particularly punishing. (This period has been liked to the proverbial “seven years bad luck.”)

        Anyway, it is interesting that Putin should have enjoyed so high a position when under this transit.

        Back when Trump was running against Hillary, I did both their charts. They were both under such shitty transits that I didn’t see how either one of them could win. Trump was under a transit of Saturn opposite his natal Sun. It doesn’t get much worse than that. (All you Leos out there have been under that transit for awhile now, like a year or so.) Hillary’s Saturn was transiting her Obscure Sector–a very bad time to try to win at anything. But, as I noticed later, Saturn was transiting Trump’s progressed Midheaven. Now there’s a winning transit! But you don’t see it unless you look at progressions.

        • Ron Anselmo October 7, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

          Anthea, you always offer such insightful comments. I’ll have to trust you on this one. You lost me at “I just pulled up…” 🙂

          • Anthea October 9, 2022 at 1:49 am #

            @ Ron Anselmo:

            You can create a person’s astrology chart online. You input the birth data, and the website kicks out a chart. (In the old days, you had to do this with a paper and pencil.)

            I use astrodienst.com. This is the way I remember my grandchildren’s birthdays; their birth data is stored there.

          • Q. Shtik October 9, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

            You can create a person’s astrology chart online. – Anthea

            ========

            A huge waste of time. Unreal the shit people believe in.

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 9:54 am #

          Scorpio rising? The Devil you say!

          • Anthea October 9, 2022 at 3:03 am #

            @ Jarek:

            As a Libra, he probably needs that Scorpio rising. Most of the Librans I’ve known have been “Sweet Alice” types: “Wept with delight when you gave her a smile and trembled with fear at your frown.” Well–not that bad, but very, very sweet people.

            Here’s a little of the Sun/Moon profile from one of my books: Basically, Putin has tremendous powers of expression in speech, great ability to command an audience and an acute sense of what the public wants. The book says he is highly romantic and sentimental, has a charming personality that wins “a good share of adulation and the world’s goods.”

            In a way, he sounds quintessentially Russian: sensitive, idealistic poet with a moody streak. Hopefully not of the Strelnikov type.

        • KesaAnna October 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

          Wow , you know more than I .

          Astrology , like Ballet , is a subject to be tackled in another life for me I suppose.

          • Anthea October 9, 2022 at 2:01 am #

            I’m actually not very good at astrology. Either that, or people are just unpredictable and you can never know how they’ll respond to a transit.

            I’ve been under a Mars opposition to my Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury. It has made me a little irritable. My son-in-law’s Sun is opposite mine, so he’s been under the conjunction. It hit him a bit harder. He and my daughter have a buck goat, and the neighbor’s does went into heat. So a formerly well behaved (for a buck) goat went on a rampage. They made about four trips in one day to the neighbor’s pasture to bring the critter home. This was a workday for both of them, and by the end of the day my son-in-law was in a towering rage. (Or so I was told.) Probably contemplating shooting the little cuss. Instead, they put him up for sale. He’s a LaMancha, so he sold pretty quickly.

            Don’t let anybody tell you that astrology doesn’t work, even if you can’t predict what will happen.

            Once I saw that a terribly bad combination of transits was approaching. I thought maybe I was going to die. But, instead, a tree fell on the house.

          • Q. Shtik October 9, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

            I’ve been under a Mars opposition to my Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury. It has made me a little irritable. My son-in-law’s Sun is opposite mine, so he’s been under the conjunction. – Anthea

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

            I wish you could hear how all ^this^ sounds in my ear. Hogwash and balderdash does not do it justice.

    • Q. Shtik October 7, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      Today is October 7th, and 70 years ago today in 1952 Vladimir Putin was born. – cowbell

      ===========

      And coincidently on this very date 73 years ago in 1949 my wife Barbara (aka Bo) was born. And to top it off tomorrow, Oct 8th, Bo’s brother, the infamous Peter, will turn 76 y/o.

      One of the many great differences between men and women is that women’s besties take them out for lunch on their birthdays. And so, that is where Bo is as we speak.

      Men do not take out their male friends for lunch on their birthdays. I’m not sure why but I suspect it would seem a little gay.

      • cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        Well this day is a glorious day for both your wife and Putin. Here’s hoping that Bo has a Happy Birthday as well. As for Peter, hopefully he understands the fact that tomorrow is his birthday. I trust you will make it a good one for him.

        I would take any of my guy friends out for a beer on his birthday.

    • Suburban_elk October 7, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

      Well done post and hear hear.

      As I recall, JFK compared him to Metternich, back earlier this year, around the start of the war.

      Let us hope that Putin’s great statesmanship prevails.

      I (obv) have no inside info, but it’s my belief that he is “going easy” on Ukraine, rather than full on bombing it to hell, because that is less damaging.

      Otoh some people have suggested that Russia has difficulties on the offense, in their waging of wars.

      • Not_GeorgeT October 8, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Clear objectives: De-Nazification and De-militarization.

        No intern to destroy the infrastructure, not looking for a high civilian body count.

        Some of this might change as the borders are redrawn after the acceptance of the 4 regions into the Russian Federation. Time will tell.

        • messianicdruid October 10, 2022 at 9:37 am #

          So they are the Federation. Didn’t the Feringis *call* themselves a republic?

    • Nigel Tufnel October 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

      Happy birthday Vlad! A couple of years ago he went mushroom hunting in the Taiga (4 wheeling) on his birthday – there was a video of it. It was low key, no big ego involved. Sweet actually, and interesting.

      Here are his feats that I would toast on his birthday –

      • Outlawing GMO’s.
      • Promoting organic agriculture.
      • Offering free land to both his citizens and to immigrants.

      “RT reports: Under the Russian version of the Homestead Act, every citizen can get a free hectare of land in the Far East, if they are willing to put it to good use…”

      Please pray for his health and for his safety. Would Not want to lose him. And a big fuck-you to Victoria Nooland, warmonger extroidinaire
      And pray for Julian Assange, as always.

    • Redneck Liberal October 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      Puke-inducing sycophancy!

      • hmuller October 9, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        RL, do you projectile vomit while your head spins 360 degrees? We know what causes that, and it’s not Putin.

        • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

          LOL

  2. lizharmon October 7, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    And if all else fails, there’s always a nuclear false flag. After Nordstream, I have no doubt that NATO has it in them.

    • Hereward the Woke October 7, 2022 at 9:53 am #

      Agreed, Liz. The giveaway was Biden talking about how dangerous even tactical nukes were for the human race. Sounds like he’s laying the seeds for a FF.

      • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am #

        Dopey Joe doesn’t talk, he dribbles and should be forced to wear a second diaper over his demented pie hole. A career criminal as the spokesman for the organized criminals that operate at the helm of the USS Titanic II, as it steams through the iceberg field that it has itself created. How apropos.

  3. Walter B October 7, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    Frankly I do not share your opinion that our political problem will be solved by more politics Jim, but that’s just me. Having been inside the belly of the beast and still muddling insides its system, I I have seen too much at even our small local level to no be convinced that the game is rigged, and we cannot win, nor will we ever have leadership of character and morality that will ever be allowed near the controls to make things right.

    I hope that I can be proven wrong, and if I ever am I will gladly apologize for having absolutely zero faith in the clowns of power.

    • shotho October 7, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      I think you’re right. Our problems are now deep into the spiritual level and beyond politics or economics to settle.

      • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        We’ve all been Benthamized. An existential revolution is humanity’s only hope for tossing off the yoke of Technopoly. Havel referred to it as “the power of the powerless” — refusing to live the lies of pseudo-reality.

    • steppingup October 7, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Hear hear. My personal opinion is that Dems win by a landslide. No one went to jail for stealing the last election, what could possibly make anyone think they wont steal this one? Then the screw gets another twist. I do not believe incompetence goes into play anywhere in this scenario. Their plan is working perfectly so far, but like all plans, we will see what happens when the first true shots are fired…

      • JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        The ONLY thing that can stop the Deep State from massaging wins is definite voter majorities by the Conservatives. Not RINOs. Any election with less than 3% difference is in the pollster error so and thus can be manipulated.

      • Nigel Tufnel October 8, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

        Sadly, i think you may be right. I’ve heard nothing from the repubs about securing the vote. It’s almost like they’re all in on the game, benefitting greatly.

    • neurodoc October 7, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      My work in forensic medicine showed me that truly 90% of judges are compromised and have gross and flagrant conflicts of interest. 20 yrs ago they tried to hide their conflicts; for the past 10 years they don’t care if they’re outed. They believe their power protects them and IT DOES. How can such a system be repaired?

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        The phrase, “conflict of interest” has vanished from our popular media. Quite telling.

        • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

          As has “the appearance of wrongdoing is just as bad as doing wrong”. Today’s scum adopts the mantra of “Screw you, I’m doing what I want and don’t get in my way’ and far too many Americans applaud them if they manage to get richer than shit by doing that.

        • Ron Anselmo October 7, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

          Exactly Janos, they are no longer conflicted, but remain interested. Very good point.

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 9:56 am #

          They set out to do good and ended up doing well – much like their patron saint Jim Jones.

        • Redneck Liberal October 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

          Yeah…just ask Clarence Thomas.

      • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        It can’t, but it can be destroyed.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      As usual, I concur with your comment, Walter B. I have also lost 100% of my faith in American governing or politics.

      I’m waiting to see just ONE event prove opposite, but it hasn’t happened in the 20 years I’ve been paying close attention, so that doesn’t bode well.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

      I’ve been advocating clown costumes as the dress code in dc for years. It’s never been exclusionary, the clowns there are merely the most obvious group to use as an example.

  4. Penelope Dreadful October 7, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    Did you all hear that the pipeline is still capable of transporting nat gas? I wonder if Biden will bomb or torpedo that.

    • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      It ain’t just Biden, this was a combined NATO/EU effort.

      The governments have been infiltrated, and we now see just how far they are willing to take things.

      You thought banning “unvaccinated” families from grocery stores was bad?

      Nuclear war is much more efficient for eliminating the ones that got away.

      • Penelope Dreadful October 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        If it was a NATO action, I would not be surprised to see Germans grab their pitchforks and a lot of rope. I read that the Poles are now burning their trash to stay warm. Hmmm, I wonder how much carbon that puts into the air???

        • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 10:36 am #

          Many are. There have been quite a few protests lately. One of the main themes has been turning on Nordstream.

          The WEF-backed unelected coalition of the SPDs and Greens that is currently running the country are, IMO, directly involved in the attack.

          The timing is, as so often, no accident.

          • Islander October 7, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            But, but, I thought the Poles were going to be getting adequate gas through the new Baltic pipeline from Norway . . .

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

            Padraig Martin, on Gab:

            “Interestingly, since Kiev has been tied up in a war within Ukraine, European populist political parties are gaining strength and winning elections. Sweden, Italy, and now Bulgaria all elected conservative parties.

            Kiev was the headquarters for almost every subversive American political manipulation operation in Europe – from George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation to John McCain’s brain-child, the International Republican Institute.”

            ***
            (Please forgive the repetition, I posted in haster down there at the very bottom.)

          • Night Owl October 9, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

            Astute observation from Mr. Martin, Alzeabo.

        • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          By January, maybe we’ll be reading that the Poles are burning the trees in their yards along with all their furniture to keep warm. The furniture will be very dry and great for kindling. A lot of dry kindling will be required to get green wood burning. After going through the furniture, then maybe chop up the back porch next and use it for fuel. When you start burning stuff that has paint and wood preservatives in it, it creates a wonderful aroma!

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            Biomass. Poor Julia Butterfly who sat in a tree for a year to protect the forests. How could she have known that green energy would come to mean chopping the forests down?

            Thinks become their opposite. Yin becomes Yang and vice versa. The United States became Communist Russia spreading revolution throughout the world. And Russia became at least a bit like the old U.S.

        • Cactus Girl October 7, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

          @Penelope: Poles have been burning trash (including plastics) to keep warm for many years. It’s one of the reasons the air in the cities is so bad in the winter.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        We are not in a war between nations, though the MSM knows no other way to spin it.
        We are in a war of the globalist/deep state controlled governments versus the people of the world.

        But they are very crafty at dividing people against each other. We see it constantly from the Biden regime and their presstitutes.

        • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          Indeed. Did you read Putin’s speech last Friday?

          That is what he said.

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        This is a good point I haven’t seen too many suggesting (that EU WEFers want the energy crunch).

        • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

          Destroying Euro industry makes them a broke vassal state. Nations need exchange dollars to buy energy, so the petrodollar remains the strongest refuge.

          Unlike the colonizers who built and uplifted, the US is now the mad dog, the mercenary arm of its bankster owners. We smash anyone that might pose a viable alternative.

          We can loot them, “redevelop” them, or leave them weakened ruins- because we, like our mother Britain, are no longer our own masters, or follow our ancestors gods.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            When I look at the ruling oligarchy in America, my mind keeps going back to that old Negro spiritual: “Satan, your kingdom must come down!”

      • Rain Waters October 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        you walk in, grab what you need and get thrown out with it. Whats the problem ?

      • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

        I posted a video of a report by a whistleblower downthread.

        The dude was participating in the NATO exercise, but he had no idea what was going on under the sea, until the pipelines blew up.
        Oh! Now I know what they were doing.

        • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          I was just thinking of how our government resembles those smash and grab mobs terrorizing high end shops. As above, so below.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            exactly

    • JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      Another finger pointing at the USA is the fact that if the pipeline was still there, Europe can come begging when gas becomes critically short this winter. Right now, no chance of that.

      • malthuss October 7, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        and what will the terms of payment be?

        pay in Euros? rubles? Bitcoin?

        where will the money come from?

        • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          “and what will the terms of payment be?”

          Malthuss,
          Have you not been watching? Why do you think the US dollar is so strong?

  5. Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    Just put on your Mickey Mouse ears and medical-looking mask — in between bites of your ice cream sundae, for the latter ofc.

    You dirty lot of conspiracy theorists!

    • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      Saw a human dildo with a bushy beard walking out of the local grocery store wearing a face diaper yesterday. Halfway to his car he pulled down the diaper and sparked up a cigarette. Where is Darwin’s Theory when you need it?

      I mean the survival of the fittest theory, not the man descended from an ape. THAT theory clearly was offered proof by that clown.

      • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 10:08 am #

        Classic.

        Around here, the new trend among these types is to bring multiple masks (to ensure maximum cleaniness and “effectiveness”), with the unworn masks being worn around one’s upper arm.

        Science.

        • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:19 am #

          I consistently call them fools as I walk by them now.

          How does someone wander around with a mask or two on when no one else is wearing one and not feel like a fool?

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            You’d be amazed.

        • Slugoon October 7, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Just when I thought people couldn’t any more visually irritating, they are now wearing spare masks on their arm? Presumably as a giant virtue signal too? There’s something very strange about the whole German psyche.

          • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

            It is the irony that is so amusing. They bring extra masks to change them more frequently, as their brains have slowly started to comprehend one of the more basic points of medical hygiene.

            Yet the masks are riding around on their sweaty arms all day, picking up debris and anything else that passes over them.

            It could be a Monty Python skit.

        • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

          I saw a video of a kid swimming with a mask. When he came up for air, he took it off. If only we had never came up on to dry land, none of this would have ever happened.

          We want gills!

        • Rain Waters October 7, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          in Oregon the tard females wear em like a bracelet.

          • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            Yes, another common location is hanging from the car mirror for weeks, soaking up whatever it touches or is around it.

            Anything to stop the spread, you know.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            Remember how hygienic it is to dine on the sidewalk or in the parking lot!

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 9:58 am #

            Well then you can share with a friend in need or make a new one. Masks or as Fauci like to say, maasks, are the new cigarettes.

      • Penelope Dreadful October 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        I like that term – “Human dildo”! Very apropos! (sp?)

      • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        I don’t know ….

        The guy is in the great outdoors, 20 feet ( ? ) from the nearest person , but still a mask is called for ?

        Seems to me if the situation was actually that bad , then what you would actually need is a gas mask and a hazmat suit.

        Or , give up , when you read a history book and learn that the consistent previous human batting average versus genuine pandemics is abysmal.

        His apparent reasoning seems to me to be quite similar to the one where people bitch about smoking in elevators and offices , so they banish smoking to the parking lot.

        And with smoking banished to the parking lot ,

        THEY STILL BITCH.

        It strikes me as less anything to do with Darwin,

        A hell of a lot more to do with wholly fake Virtue signaling.

        • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

          I don’t smoke, but I still bitched when they decided that people couldn’t go outside and smoke.

          When you have a crazy or violent person in your care, the best way to make them behave is to promise them a cigarettes break.

          And then the corporate assholes took that bargaining chip away from me.

          So ambulances are allowed to idle outside the door, pouring diesel fumes into the building for an hour, but a smoker can’t light up a tiny stick of tobacco outside the door because they might kill us all.

          Doofuses.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            Oh bless you Paula.

            The only way they’ll get my Marlboros is from my cold, dead hands!

            *stares in skullfuq*

      • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        I think a few people are latching on to the mask now that its in low use as an anti-establishment symbol.

        Saw a raging black dude in a black mask with an exposed pistol holster in a 7-eleven, and there was no permission to open carry, I’m sure of it.

        • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          Or, if somehow there was, there never should have been.

          • cbeard October 7, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

            I grew up with firearms. Started carrying when I was 20ish. Carrying a weapon for self defense is a basic human right. I do not give a whit for what the law says. I don’t hunt much anymore, but do quite a bit of target shooting. I have never used a weapon in self defense. At this point, the rural small Southern town I live in is pretty safe. Not as safe as it was when I grew up, but safer than any big shithole city. All big cities are shitholes. Some are ok to visit but as far as I am concerned, they to me are totally unlivable. I’ll admit to being a bit of a misanthrope. I do have a permit to carry, but I prefer to do it concealed. If they banned the carry laws, I would be armed anyway.

          • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            Same here, cbeard.

            This guy wasn’t carrying a gun, he was throwing it in everyone’s face (and I doubt legally).

            I haven’t seen many situations where non-cop open carry wasn’t more a socially unhelpful ego trip than anything.

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 10:58 am #

          If you mean what I think you mean ?

          Remember when , generally, walking into a store in a ski mask with a bulge under your coat was bad form ?

          As a matter of fact I know a guy who just the other day wore a mask into the store to make the sarcastic statement ;

          ” Hey , I’m just following YOUR orders. “

          • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 11:18 am #

            Yes. Criminal-types have an excuse to be masked now, and with only a minority wearing masks (here, for sure), the “criminal’s” condoned narcissistic boldness (being masked) projects the image they want to project.

            Or, for a more general type of malcontent or subversive… Wearing no mask is mostly mainstream again now. So, masks gain a subversive-by-reason-of-minority cache (sort of unrelated to covid or health entirely).

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:01 am #

            The basic right is to openly carry. But that freaks people out so it has become a special right in many, many places.

            Culture and law have to go together. If they don’t, you’ll many strange contradictions if and until one side changes the other.

        • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          Gus, I believe rather that the Marvelous Masked Clowns are still wearing them out of raw fear and as a “look at me I’ll do anything you say, just don’t hurt me”.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            Imagine choosing to live in fear 24/7.

            I am hard-wired not to be able to do that.

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Walter, I saw the same thing outside the grocery store months ago, I busted out laughing, don’t care if the woman heard me or not.

        This woman with a walker came out of Albertson’s all masked up and pulled down the mask, stuck a cig in her mouth and lit up.

        Hilarious!!

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          Well …..

          On at least a dozen occasions now , the statement I was making when I tore my mask off and lit up a cigarette was along the lines of ,

          ” Imagine choosing to live in fear 24/7. ”

          One just cant win.

          ” I am hard-wired not to be able to do that.

          And that is why I like you anyway.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

            Hahahaha!

            Mea culpa, I am sure that if I were 30 years old during this bullshit, I might have been one of the maskers pulling it down to light up a cig.

            I should be a tad more forgiving.

      • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        Walter,
        Darwin, of course, did not factor civilization into his equation…allowing thos to breed that would otherwise be denied.

  6. RaymondR October 7, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind

    Hosea 8:7

  7. trolleybill October 7, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    What we are barreling into was described Aldous Huxley’s first novel in 1921, titled ‘Crome Yellow’. Here is a paragraph from it:

    The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’– this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.

    • redrock October 7, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      Exquisite

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        Yes, perfect. I have talked previously, at this site, about the tendency in our society for people to want to be a narc. I guess it isn’t unique to these times.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Yes, it reminds me of the Greta crowd of green activists. Germans especially embrace the green movement and wokism because they can bring out their inner Nazi and feel so self-righteous.

        • Islander October 7, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          I don’t really think this German trait is “inner nazi.” It must be possible to talk about Germans without bringing up Nazis!

          IMO Germans are basically deeply conservative folk, many of whom who never made a complete transition from the mentality of the village to modern urban life and in fact are only a couple of generations removed from that life, or less, or still live in villages and small citie. In fact, I even urban life in Germany isn’t that far removed from the village mentality, except in a few locations such as perhaps Berlin and Hamburg.

          So, Germans are prone to watch their neighbors and keep them in line just as they did back home in Heidesheim and Klein Wanzleben and a thousand other little Kaffe. One preferred communication technique is not to tell the person to her/his face what to do, but to announce in a loud voice to a third party standing by that such-and-such behavior or such-and-such dress “is so eine Unverschaemtheit”! Or to make a very obvious huffily disapproving face! Of course you can be arrested and thrown in the hoosegow in Germany for calling people names or flipping them the bird, so, Vorsicht!!

          Now this watchfulness and readiness to dress others down in public is leavened with “wokedom.” [Shudder . . .}

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            There is, however, or was until recently, a German tendency to obey orders.

            Waiting for a walk light to cross a street devoid of traffic could be considered a German trait.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            I always laugh at the people who do that. I’m the guy that never pushes the button in the first place and just crosses when the traffic is clear. That seriously upsets the true blue rules followers.

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            A nation of Q’s!

            The Japanese bow to the ringing telephone before picking it up.

          • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            DA, you may want to reconsider that. I have a relative who was hit by a car while crossing the street. He was pretty badly injured but survived. Turns out he was J walking which meant not only did he get a ticket, but he had no case against the guy that ran him down.

          • stelmosfire October 7, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

            So what you’re sayin’ is the guy walked in front of a moving car? I try my best not to do that. “Ran him down” sounds like the driver was playing “Death Race 2000” The 1975 movie where drivers get points for killing pedestrians. Saw it at the drive-in.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

            brh,

            If the day comes that I’m too stupid to cross on my own, then I’ll own the accident and probably be dead. Natural selection at work for ya there.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

            I think someone deliberately ran down my dog.

            He wasn’t in the street, he was in the bike lane. (Or so the animal control officer told me),

            Sometimes I hate people.

        • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

          Amazing how a people who honored health, strength, beauty, and nature are the bad guys.

          Perhaps they should be a healthy society like today’s America, at least we never accuse, criticize, or silence, right?

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        The natural resentment of Blacks against Whites, ceaselessly encouraged by the media, the affirmative action industry, and now the Justice Department of the Federal Government.

        Why would Blacks and other minorities ever relent when they have so much to gain and nothing to lose?

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          There aren’t as many blacks who hate on whites as you imagine, Jarek.

          Did you ever stop to consider that some blacks don’t like you because they think you don’t like them, because you don’t?

          • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

            Beryl, I always wonder why more people don’t notice that real life doesn’t at all resemble the world that media (and social media) constructs in people’s heads. If you spend enough time online – and it really doesn’t take a lot – you’d start to believe that almost everyone is trans and dementedly woke. I have never actually encountered a single human being like the grotesques on tik-tok. I think that’s the most effective of all the tricks they’ve played on us, making normal people think they’re a tiny minority soon to die out.

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

            No, I’ve had casual Black friends even after my conversion. I don’t tell them and they don’t know because I retain an ability to treat individuals one at a time, as they are.

            Lesser intellects see a contradiction there. As if I can’t acknowledge an intelligent Black person while knowing the average Black IQ is well below the White average. There simply is no contradiction.

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            Rowdy: If you live around Blacks, you’ll see many of them living down to stereotypes.

            As do many poor Whites. Same then? No. Blacks are far more dangerous, both to Whites and each other. No comparison.

          • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

            Jarek, I know you’re right as far as blacks being more dangerous. I think we’ve all seen that. I don’t profess to know what the cause is, but we’ve all been shaped by natural selection to thrive in specific conditions. That being said, I treat people as individuals but find that real friendship requires honesty. There are things I have observed and believe to be true based on my experience, but which I can’t discuss or mention to black people.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

            Media: “White nationalists do 60”

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:06 am #

            Rowdy: Yes, friendship does require honesty. That’s why I said casual as in work. I would avoid any real friendship even with a Black I liked very much since they would find my views abhorrent. One in a million would agree with them. I met one once and I’ve read a few of them online.

      • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

        Wow, ’tis

        • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

          (Exquisite, reply to Huxley quote)

    • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      Bingo!

    • Walter B October 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      There is a DiNiro line from a movie I cannot recall where, as a thug, he gives ten reasons why what he did was ok. One of them was that he never inflicted pain or misery upon anyone that did not deserve it.

      Another organized crime method of avoiding responsibility for illegal action learned from a connected boss I once had was simple. No matter what you are caught doing and prosecuted for, deny it from the get-go and continue denying it until the day you die. It does not take long for people to hear the continuing denials and start to question their own memories and conviction that what they saw was right. If it goes long enough, they will look at you and say, “Wait a minute, that doesn’t even look like the same guy”. Works every time Denial is not just a river in Egypt, it’s a lifestyle.

      Our government has gone from “We are the government, and we are here to help”, to “Shut up and pay!”

      Vito Corleone had it right. The plan worked once the Kennedys were whacked.

      • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        Shaggy sang a song called wasn’t me.
        youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=sTMgX1PDGAE

      • JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 11:08 am #

        By Sam Gianncani. The model for The Godfather.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        People who have played cricket against Pakistan would be familiar with that behavior.

    • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      This is the entire DEMOCRAT PLATFORM summed up in one sentence.

    • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Orwell, Huxley, Babbitt, Voegelin, etc. — they all saw it coming; they lived its early days. Totalitarian democracy. Solzhenitsyn and Havel warned the West. A dozen worms cannot gnaw on the same apple endlessly, to infinity. The earth is finite, Progress cannot be eternal. We are led maniacs.

    • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      I often quote this from C. S. Lewis, very apt of late:

      “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

      • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Screwtape Letters?

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        Yeah that is a good one.

      • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        “omnipotent moral busybodies”

        Piglet,
        …Utopians….

        • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

          Yep. All forms of Utopia are the first thing you put aside with childish things when you become an adult, which these people never do. Human nature is what it is and can’t be forced into some invented system. Any plan or form of economy or government that doesn’t accommodate that fact is doomed.

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

        Maybe, probably, at the lower levels of the Pyramid. The big guys know what they’re doing, but some or even many of their paid mandarins really believe they are acting for the good of all.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          That’s what Rush limbaugh used to say. They thought that whatever decision was left up to the individual, he would make the wrong choice. so our betters needed to make the choice for us.

    • Rain Waters October 7, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      yes, the psychopathic swiss army knife.

    • Katerina October 7, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

      To trolleybill,

      Thank you. Just one correction to the quote:
      “…to work up a crusade in favor of some good…” needs to be replaced with “..in favor of much evil and nefarious intends …” That should do it.
      : )

  8. RB October 7, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    Here’s me thinking I would die having never experienced a nuclear war but damn, things are looking wonderfully dark.

    • shotho October 7, 2022 at 10:07 am #

      Yes, a nuclear holocaust will be ‘wonderful’.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

        I think that some of the people pushing the preemptive strike concept are as ignorant of how nuclear warfare works as they are of how energy works.

    • happiface October 7, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      having done work at the Nevada Test site in the late 70ties,80ties when underground testing was still going on it always amazed me how much they spend to kill us all-it is insane-did not think we would last this long so everyday is now a bonus-the elites have all of their underground tunnels as do the military bases—you and i are not invited

      • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        No, we are not invited — or welcome. There was a covert operation in the 1980s, compartmentalized “top secret,” a multi-agency, “black” operation to ensure “continuity of government” in event of nuclear strikes: Operation PEGASUS (flight to bunkers) and Operation ACORN (install new government). Operational planning exercises were run under cover and backdrop of otherwise visible, “normal” military training operations. This work I did as a young man, after being un-educated by America’s “new education”system of the sixties and seventies — it’s wondrous temples of un-liberal education, where people are “trained” in the arts of “service,” “utility,” and “usefulness,” serving the Machine, speaking our lines, playing our parts. All of it is horribly bad theater, but all too real.

    • Penelope Dreadful October 7, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      Time to break out Forever Young – my favorite version is this one:

      htttt://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZuUgRed7yo

      Replace htttt with https to make the link work. I wish we could post links here.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        IDK, Penny, it doesn’t work for me. The song, not the link. The link didn’t work either.

        Sometimes they do.

      • spaingaroo October 7, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

        Just post the part from after all that stuff.
        like this youtube.com/watch?v=GZuUgRed7yo

        that’ll post and still is easy to visit

        also that singer is worse than I, perhaps. Close

    • SpeedyBB October 7, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      RB, what has occurred to me is that the ambitious, arrogant assholes deciding these things – raising the stakes toward a thermonuclear exchange, large or small – are in their forties or their fifties at most. They have never had to live through the lingering miasma of unease and fear that assailed us in the early 1960s, when it looked like a done deal.

      During the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, General Curtis LeMay, whose claim to fame was fire-bombing the citizens of Tokyo, urged the President to go for it – to use the confrontation in the Caribbean as an excuse to launch an all-out attack on the USSR.

      Kennedy, a naval veteran of the Pacific War, mused “Can I afford to lose twenty million voters?” Very much in character for the smart, cynical rich kid from Hyena Sport.

      My elder brother, a career USAF pilot who flew tankers, commented “The only danger to our Air Force would have been from the bombers running into one another”.

      After the Soviets’ humiliating backdown, Ambassador Dobrynin, who had been a most astute voice of caution and reason for Kennedy all the way through, stated “The Soviet Union will never allow itself to be treated this way again”.

      All that seems to be forgotten, belittled or disregarded by a younger cabal of warrior-decision makers. Nuclear winter? End of a habitable biosphere? Old hat.

      I would include the Commander-in-Chief in that pack of Katzenjammer Kids. He’s enjoying a second childhood.

      Notice how Henry W.C. Kissinger stands out as “The Adult In The Room”? Unfuckingbelievable.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        My grandmother used to read us those Katzenjammer kids comic strips.

        Of course we didn’t grasp the point of them.

      • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

        And people don’t know that Kissinger was Klaus Schwab’s sponsor and mentor; Henry, architect of the petrodollar, was also the Architect of the WEF.

        Klaus is just a jannisary, an orphan who’s parents were murdered and that child remolded to serve his new masters.

      • Katerina October 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

        To SpeedyBB

        Here are some FACTS on that “Cuban Missile Crisis”:

        a)USA has installed a military base in Turkey (what’s new!) which was capable of launching a nuclear strike on Russia.

        b)Russia has RETALIATED by doing the same in Cuba.

        c)US of fucking A did not like that. You see, it’s only THEM that is allowed to do such fucking shit! Yeah.. right.

        d) The hysterical reaction followed.

        e) Russia (or USSR at the time) has made a perfectly clear response:
        Move your shit out of Turkey, then we will consider removing our base from Cuba.

        f)JFK, being an adult in the room full of fucked up Am Generals, has made a momentous decision – to ignore these fuckwits and do what was needed.

        g) Crisis was over.

        Now you know all relevant details of the “Cuban Missile Crisis”.

        • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

          You forgot the part where the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda convinced Americans that Khrushchev backed down.

          Even Speedy seems to have fallen for it, offering a quote that was no doubt fabricated by some CIA spook and fed to the mockingbird media as a scoop,

          • SpeedyBB October 8, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

            Paula, wasn’t an agreement by the Russians to keep mum on the American agreement to take out the [obsolete and dangerous] Jupiter missiles part of the deal cooked up with Khrushchev?

            Kennedy was being incessantly baited by the Republicans and other warmongers about being “…soft on Russia”. As a seasoned politician he knew that it would have to be seen as a backdown by the USSR or he’d suffer for it.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

            I don’t know, Speedy. I wouldn’t be surprised.

            The Russians now seem to know that Americans have the whole “I am too macho to ever back down. I would rather die in a stupid fight than back off” attitude down.

            Are you saying that the ambassador was playing a role to make the Americans look macho?
            I suppose that is a possibility.

            But it is just as likely that the CIA lied.

        • SpeedyBB October 8, 2022 at 10:29 am #

          Actually I knew most of that. The liquid-fueled Jupiter missiles in Turkey were reportedly going to be removed in any case, even before the Cuban events started off.

          It is also relevant to bear in mind that for much of the time the Commander-in-Chief was hopped up on amphetamines, supplied by the sinister “Dr. Feelgood”. He was repeatedly warned about their potential and urged to stop taking them, but his response was “They make my back feel better so I’m not stopping.” By now everyone is fully aware of how speed can affect judgment.

          I found the report of Ambassador Dobrynin as a sort of “eminence grise” quite intriguing. He was no hot-headed bumpkin, lik Khrushchev, but rather a thoughtful, keenly intelligent individual: “We must come to a definitive decision on this matter, Mr. President, before the matter is taken out of our hands”. A reminder that once the missiles start flying the politicians are mostly ignored.

          The thought that the Generals were willing to sacrifice much of the nation, just to be able to knock out the USSR is profoundly disgusting. Jack and Bobby kept their heads.

      • Not_GeorgeT October 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

        “Notice how Henry W.C. Kissinger stands out as “The Adult In The Room”? Unfuckingbelievable.”

        More than ‘Unfuckingbelievable’, it’s scary.

  9. Tommer October 7, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    I was wondering about what you thought of the John Durham affair.. You had put MUCH faith that he would peel the layers of the onion back.

    It really is surreal watching all the adventures from the other side of Lake Ontario.

    You are a MUST read on Mondays and Fridays.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      I find myself loitering here on those days; wanting to remain in the circle of light from the campfire, instead of going home.

      Which is odd, because I AM home.

      • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        Very much agree, Beryl. It feels like Tolkien’s The Last Homely House.

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        I’m always here for you, always ready to give you the hardest Truths.

        I’ve gained valuable medical advice here, in synch with current problems. One poster told of his horrible experience with statins just as my doctor wanted to put me on them.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          Ah yes, statins. Just as that drug came to market, a decision was made that the medical industry needed to change the threshold of what was considered high blood pressure.

          What a coincidence.

          • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

            Interesting, I somehow missed this.

            It is getting to the point where one can safely say that nearly everything we were told by Big Medicine is a lie.

            As bad as things are, this really is the great awakening.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:09 am #

            Yeah the poster quickly developed numbness and tingling in his arms. He stopped but not before he suffered permanent neuro-muscular damage. It never went fully away.

            No thanks on that.

        • cbeard October 7, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

          Yes, I had a Dr. that was furious walking out of the room, down the hall yelling, “this man says he is not going to take statins” when I refused the prescription, telling him I would get the numbers where he wanted them with lifestyle changes, and I did that. If your doctor won’t work with you on avoiding dangerous drugs by changing your bad habits, then find another doctor.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            Totally! I go to a naturopath. She has helped me a lot, whereas doctors never have (except to give me meds to treat symptoms for something like bronchitis).

            Lifestyle changes are the number 1 cure for just about anything.

      • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        Me, too. Kunstler needs a bigger megaphone.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

          Many small microphones are just as good. I clued someone who is active in social media into Dr. Malhotra’s revelations, and now she has him in her Twitter feed (I think that’s the way you say it) and everybody who follows her is going to be exposed to his thinking, and a number of them are likely to tell at least one other person.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

            That is why our overlords hate social media.

            Our ability to share information horizontally instead of only being exposed to their top down pronouncements is a threat to their rule.

          • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            I expect it’s a love/hate relationship. Through our use of social media we give our overlords a whole lot of information about ourselves, without even being dragged in for questioning.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

            @Blackbird – spot on.

            Sure, we can exchange info.

            But it never gets deleted and they can use it against us at any time.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

            Yes, Blackbird, we are the biggest focus group ever.

            But if our talking among ourselves was not a threat, we would not be facing so much censorship and warnings.

      • spaingaroo October 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

        44 gallon comment Beryl

    • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

      It is something, today, to note that Mr. Kunstler has just swallowed that bitter pill.

      It is somewhat saddening, of course, but also somewhat of a relief. Abandon hope in a plainly corrupt judicial system and embrace faith in that inevitable column of people who still know decency.

  10. redrock October 7, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Riders on the storm. Into this world were born. Like a dog without a bone, an actor all alone, riders on the storm. Justice now a complete shambles. we will have to seek our own.

  11. Irish October 7, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    We’re going to hell on a sled Jim. I hope you’re right and that ” there is a hidden column of people that love this country who will not allow this final insulting scam to succeed.”

    I don’t think the elections will happen. I keep thinking that something is going to happen to Sleepy Joe that will throw the country into such “deep mourning” that they’ll try to postpone it. Maybe Hunter will “Epstein” himself with all the recent scandal. Somethings going to happen though. Of that, I am sure.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      I think they will come up with some misdemeanor charge or other for Hunter, and call it done.

      Every time we hear about the laptop, we hear about hookers and blow. Big deal.

      • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Hookers and blow are a big deal just not in legal sense.
        That also depends on how many hookers and how much blow.
        The problem is obvious corruption on the laptop that had hunter been tied to Trump would have had Trump driven from office.
        Since Biden is a Democrat, they have shielded him from the exposure until his usefulness comes to an end.
        Think Filthy Filner decades of allegations from women and nothing happened until he went local mayor.
        He was elected with many people knowing about his abusive behavior towards women.

        • cbeard October 7, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

          He was not elected. He was placed in office by evil bastards and the voters just yawned and said, oh well. Wait till the next election. We all knew the election was rigged and how it was done. More details have come out since and probably more forthcoming. We will see what happens in the mid terms, if they happen at all. But if they are still using the Dominion machines, mail in ballots, drop boxes etc. then all bets are off. One election day, no ballots counted after midnight, paper verifiable ballots, proof of citizenship and real voter ID. Maybe a few days of early voting could work, but no more 6 week voting periods. That is a recipe for corruption. Grow a pair America. I also think IQ tests would be in order for voter eligibility.

      • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        That’s what I’m thinking. I just don’t see the president’s son getting a fair punishment. Remember what “Joe Biden” recently
        said, “ You don’t fuck with the Bidens”.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          It’s Joe who deserves the punishment, for setting his own son up in that filthy business over in the Ukraine.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          Yes bill, it seems the Elite have a license to steal and kill.

          Years ago Barbara Bush appeared on the Larry King show. She let drop that she would kill anyone posing a threat to her family.
          Larry laughed and tried to walk back the remark “I don’t think you mean that literally.”
          “Oh yes, I do!” Barbara retorted. Then she put on her menacing, demonic face – looking every bit like the biological father she never knew, Aleister Crowley.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            “When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
            He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside.
            But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail,
            For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

            In protection of her cubs, yes. Otherwise, sans cubs, no.

            In our species, males are far more dangerous by and large in terms of direct violence. Human females try to get males to do their violence for them, be it on a personal level or via the State with its divorce industry, judges and police.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

            Yes, it’s so violent to protect yourself and your children from predatory males.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:12 am #

            What a stupid thing to say. Violence is violence, whether it is used for good or bad. Just like a small very sharp knife can be use to operate on someone or to mug them.

            Clarity, Mary. I have it. You do not.

      • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        Facebook is jailing people who post photos of Hunter doing blow or lounging with underage girls.

        The excuse? Those are “private photos”.

        So they are still covering up that laptop, even though the NY Times briefly (last winter) admitted it was legit.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          As long as they don’t ban mentions of The Big Guy, we are fine.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          I heard Hunter sent some of his finer videos for posting on Porn-hub, under a pseudo-name, of course.
          It’s like part of him wants to expose and disgrace himself, his father, and his family. Add to that his sister’s diary of fatherly sexual abuse (also like the laptop “accidentally abandoned” where someone would find it).
          The children of the elite are often raised under MK-Ultra/Project Monarch procedures. The results you can judge for yourself.

          • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            The one of his half sister Ashley posing on her knees next to his naked phallus outdoes anything he put on Porn Hub.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

            I think it would be hilarious if someone produced a calendar with the 12 most disgusting, obscene Hunter Biden pictures. Then watch as he sues because his image is being commercialized without royalties paid to him.

      • Mac October 7, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

        Beryl- I think they will indict him to show “no one is above the law” and then his father will pardon him.

      • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

        I don’t think Hunter will be charged with anything. He’s a pretty big turd to sweep under the rug, but under the rug he will go, he knows the way.

        I do expect trouble for Trump. I expect that he will be ruled ineligible to hold public office due to some contrived but unproven offense. Not to punish Trump, but to trigger his supporters – or at least support that narrative. Bye bye Kamala…

    • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

      Like having to recount the ballots until weeks after the elections.
      E-chads?

    • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

      I had expected a mail-in election, due to a new and improved “Covid” roaring back into town, maybe with Honkeypox riding shotgun. Could be owning the voting machines and the media is enough.

      The last presidential “election” (Primaries included) was as transparent, and poorly scripted, as a scam can get, but it went off with no blowback for the scammers. And this is just a midterm election. Of course there will be cries of fraud, but no one will listen and the sound will go away.

      I expect gains for the Democrats in the House, Senate, and governor’s mansions. Not that I think a Republican Tsunami would do us any good either. But if the Democrats can eventually steal their way to a supermajority (I’m with Her! 2024), they might just decide it’s time to amend the Constitution.

  12. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Today’s piece in incomparable.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:22 am #

      “Is”.

  13. John K October 7, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    “I’m strangely confident that there is a hidden column of people that love this country who will not allow this final insulting scam to succeed. Its appearance among us will shock and amaze the multitudes.”

    I hear that a lot. The “Q” phenomenon apparently has a broader spectrum than most realize. Whether it’s Trump being reinstated as president or the mysterious “White Hats” working behind the scenes to take down the Deep State, this thinking has a waft of credulous delusion about it. Native Americans came up with the Ghost Dance in the face of extermination (it didn’t help so much). We all need hope, but can we base it on something concrete, please?

    • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      @john k

      What do powerless people do when confronted by power?
      Ghost dance is one version and who is to say it did not help?
      You can only really die once but being a coward is 1000 cuts before actual death.
      Speaking to power has many outlets.

      • John K October 7, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Speaking to power indeed has many outlets, but it’s helpful to first make sure the outlet has actual power running to it.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          Good one!

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            Yes, it is.

    • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      I’ve thought of it as a way to make people think that some unknown person/group has it all in hand and will take care of it – we don’t need to do anything that might make us uncomfortable. Daddy will fix it.

    • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      I fear you are right. Great example in the Ghost Dance of the irrationality of a defeated people.

      The Tibetan religious hierarchy of Lamas gave the Tibetan army amulets to protect them from the bullets of British Younghusband military expedition. The Tibetan soldiers were amazed when the amulets didn’t work and didn’t even try to run. They just walked away as the British shot them in the back.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

        Historically, interest in voodoo and magic and witchcraft and the like increase in unsettled times.

        • Anthea October 9, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

          @ Beryl of Oyl:

          Yes, voodoo, magic, and withcraft are what people resort to when they feel they have no real-world options for meeting needs or obtaining justice. When people resort to those things–or get really into “The Secret,” it’s a sure sign they feel completely helpless.

          On the other hand, I think we all engage in “sympathetic magic” all the time: we hang wall art of the things that are dear to us and keep pictures of our kids around. This can be useful for focusing the mind. If you want to own a house, it probably helps to have a picture of the “dream house” on the wall. People often have pictures on the wall, or other little items sitting around, that are reminders of the things they love or aspire to. Maybe you want a rose garden, a horse, or a beehive, or a meadow of wildflowers. If this is “sympathetic magic,” it is probably beneficial. Certainly no one will find fault with having “The Angelus” on the wall, or think you’re up to no good because of it. One of my favorites is “Christas Eve,” by Carl Larsson: happy, chubby, well dressed children, with one of them looking like she has had her hand in the cookie jar.

      • Q. Shtik October 7, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

        when the amulets didn’t work – Jar

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

        amulets are like prayers

      • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        A true story from the Chinese Boxer Rebellion circa 1900. The Chinese believed a person’s soul hovered three feet above his head. When they shot at Europeans, that’s where they aimed. Only the worst marksmen actually killed Europeans.

        Too bad they’ve since wised up.

  14. benr October 7, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    Can we flesh out the MAGA agenda and discuss why some would have heartburn with it and call it a virus? Beyond DJTrump and his personality.
    (We all know they are idiots but when it comes down to the brass tacks what is the issue…really?)

    Posted yesterday by the village idiot.
    Yeah…same with the MAGAt virus, benr. -redneck liberal

    Secure border.
    Energy independent
    Common language and culture.
    A system of just laws, fair courts, jury of your peers, and punishment for wrongdoing.
    Personal responsibility!
    Bringing back manufacturing to this country.
    Lower tax burdens on families.
    Sane reasonable energy policies.
    Supporting the military and funding R&D while not engaging in endless wars and empty rhetoric.
    Adherence to the Constitution.
    One person one vote and 100% voter ID to vote.
    Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Sane immigration policies.
    Putting one’s country first BEFORE any other country.
    Having dialog with countries that have historically been unfriendly leader to leader. (No not Joe Biden we want to fix the issues not him treat them to another rendition of beating corn pop down)

    • Penelope Dreadful October 7, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      But don’t you know – all those things are EXTREME!

    • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Padres back in the playoffs, Ben. Mets today!

      • benr October 7, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        Wish I still watched baseball sometimes.
        I got disgusted when they called a season off and went on strike.
        The only sport I watch now is MMA AND KICKBOXING.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          OMG it is so HARD to watch baseball. You have to have exactly the right ‘package’ or ‘app’ or gizmo or whatever they call it.

          No more turning the set on and sitting down to watch.

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            You have the right stuff, a package like Jacinda’s?

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

            What I don’t have is baseball. There used to be a couple of Yankee games a week on ‘free’ TV during the regular season. Now there are none.

            Aaron Judge break:
            https://twitter.com/TheJudge44/status/1577724984612589593?s=20&t=f7QWcrMJWt1j7lLPkf0ZxQ

          • tresho October 7, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            “OMG it is so HARD to watch baseball. ” Au contraire my way of watching baseball is easy & requires no input on my part. my TV has been unpluggued for years now.

          • Mac October 7, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

            Beryl- That’s not a package. They wear hidden codpieces, aka “cups.”

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          A piece of American culture I used to love.

          But then they did away with the spitoons and the child labor – hot dog vendors.

          And the players went from guys who are affluent enough to buy a bowling alley AFTER they get kicked out , ( see Chick Gandle )

          To guys at so far a remove that they commute from 4 states away to go to work.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            I don’t like the endless second guessing of calls.

            The game should be played on the field. Win a few, lose a few.

            When there are millions of dollars at stake, safe or out becomes a major legal matter.

            I guess what I’m saying is corporatizing a sport ruins it. Corporate globalism destroys everything.

          • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            Good points Ladies.

            I think we may be looking at the first ‘Billion Dollar Contract’ with this Aaron Judge chap. Major Leaguers who live around here — Steve Blass & Dick McAuliffe to name two — worked locally in the off season, one in a jewelry store another in his family business I believe selling home heating oil.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

            I remember both of those guys. Good solid players back in the day.

          • Q. Shtik October 7, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

            The thing I hate as I watch baseball is the constant spitting. What is WRONG with these people.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

            Agreed, Q. The spitting, most often on artificial surfaces now, always disturbs me. Do they think that someone’s not gonna end up landing in that shit? Football players are doing it a lot now too.

            By the way, Ruckers hosts Nebraska tonight at 7:00PM (5:00PM on FS1 for me) your time. Are you going to be there?

          • Mac October 7, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

            Q- Swallowing tobacco juice is unpleasant.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            More sunflower seeds these days. Those are gross as hell as well. Stink like absolute shit after a few hours in the heat. Guys used to spit them fucking things on the launch truck in the USAF. Drove me batshit!

          • Q. Shtik October 7, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            Ruckers hosts Nebraska tonight at 7:00PM – disaff

            ========

            The game is a sellout. I will be watching from home on TV, assuming it’s on TV, I haven’t checked yet.

            The stadium is 2 miles down the road from me.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            Ruckers up 13-0 at the half, Q.! Should be more. Shuckers predictably getting shucked at the line of scrimmage, which is where games are truly won or lost. Your boy Cruikshank is another NFL caliber WR.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            Speaking of baseball, the Netflix documentary Facing Nolan about the life of Nolan Ryan comes highly recommended, especially for those of a certain age. I loved it!

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

            By the way, Q., I’m surprised you don’t have a field pass for all the games. Do they not realize that you’re a distinguished alumnus?

          • Disaffected October 8, 2022 at 9:06 am #

            Final: Nebraska 14, Ruckers 13. Two mediocre now 3-3 teams playing to a near stalemate in Ol’ Piscataway. Tough loss, Q!

            For what it’s worth, I think Nebraska got very lucky to pull this one out. They’re under a lot of pressure too, what with playing for a temporary head coach and staff after Frost got fired three games in. How the mighty have fallen!

    • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      Haha. Redneck Liberal is well labelled as “village idiot”. He is literally incapable of learning one new thing. Can it be he’s AI? He almost passes the Turing test for interactive intelligence.

      • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        His posts read like a script for the Daily Show.

        I recovered from the Daily Show many years ago, and I know the signs of the illness quite well.

        I must admit I have never seen someone get so sucked in; not even my friends in the DC postpunk music scene were that propagandized.

        • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

          For the last part I should add: if none of the following mean anything to you, then don’t ask.

          Politics and Prose

          Comet Pizza

          Poets and Busboys

          The Black Cat

          Takoma Park Coop

          8 years in that scene, and not one lesbian, vegan donut eating, straight-x Ian MacKaye-worshipping non-conformist conformist I met was as off the rails as the Rednut.

      • Redneck Liberal October 9, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

        That rant, of course, makes no sense, hmuller. I suggest you re-read it…s l o w l y.

        As for the Night Howler Monkey, pfft!

        • Night Owl October 10, 2022 at 5:50 am #

          That’s why it is so easy to smack you around, Nut.

          I know you better than you do.

          Years from now, you will look back with embarassment.

        • benr October 10, 2022 at 10:59 am #

          To be honest RL nothing you propose you believe in makes any sense that or you are the world’s biggest hypocrite.
          All the shit you hate the Donald for Biden is the epitome of squared.
          Liar
          Con man
          bully
          hypocrite
          corruption
          ego
          thief
          Possibly the worst resident in the whitehouse.

    • malthuss October 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      Sane immigration policies….the world population explodes.
      USA etc is dumping ground.

      no anchor baby rule, no immigrants no green cards…please.

      • Redneck Liberal October 9, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

        ..and no H1B “Genius” Visas for Eastern European fashion models, too, I guess, right? And no importing the family along with it.

        #Deport Melania and the entire Knavs Family.

        • benr October 10, 2022 at 11:03 am #

          No, we want the hot white ladies we however don’t need any more brown gardeners and fry cooks.
          She is educated and speaks six languages.

          In fact we should take all the Afrikaners out of South Africa.
          Everyone I have EVER met has been hard working, industrious and a net gain to this country.

    • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Yeah, I remember Biden waxing reminiscent over the great Republicans who join with the Democrats to screw over the American people. He really likes those Republicans.

      He said the only Republicans they are going after are the MAGA ones.

      Oh, Joe, the ones who want to make America great again?
      Those are the ones that Gen. Milley has announced they are targeting.

      And the media, the ”justice” system, and the Woke Totalitarians are happily joining the pack.

      How did they manage to turn that slogan, to make America great again, into something worthy of persecution?

      • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

        How about just making America America again?

        • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          Norman Rockwell’s America. Commander Rockwell’s America. A White America. As more than one poster has said to me, That ship has sailed.

          • Creekwood October 7, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

            No, not that one.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

            Oh, you’re talking about one of the later, knock off versions then.

      • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        The same way they turned the slogan White Lives Matter into racism. Words mean whatever they say.

        • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

          Good point. We are in Alice in Wonderland territory as well as 1984.

      • Redneck Liberal October 9, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

        It’s the MAGAts who’ve turned that slogan into a joke, Paula D. It has come to mean “crazy persons” who are so badly misinformed and have zero filter that when they open their gobs, they look like what they are – jokes & fools.

        youtube.com/watch?v=-Obru_ndWRw

        • Anthea October 9, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

          @ Redneck Liberal:

          Words mean what they mean. To claim they mean something is to be a liar.

          • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 12:09 am #

            To claim they mean something else is to be a liar.

    • Redneck Liberal October 9, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

      @benr

      That was amusing. You tried to state a position and nearly used whole sentences!

      However, no one seems to care about anything but fecking baseball.

      As to your wish list, I can only agree with most of your points but differ significantly in whether the Christian Taliban you want to see elected would ever deliver on anything of substance.

      In fact, most of these are still (and have always been) ingrained in US society, and a few of the commonsense ones are already underway under this President:

      > Bringing back manufacturing to this country.
      > Lower tax burdens on families.
      > Sane reasonable energy policies.
      > Adherence to the Constitution.
      > One person one vote and 100% voter ID to vote.

      Funnily enough, none of these things occurred when Orange Jesus was looting the joint.

      • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 12:26 am #

        @ Redneck Liberal:

        You are against these things.

      • benr October 10, 2022 at 1:48 am #

        @rl

        Biden is doing none of what you stated.
        None of it.
        He is placing a higher tax burden on business, manufacturing and families.
        He is also now stealing 25% of peoples TSP accounts.
        Nothing about the green new deal is sane rational or going to work.
        Nor is he doing anything about rampant voter fraud some of the states are however in spite of Biden and his cronies.

        Simply you are saying any of this is happening is not reality in fact it’s just your fevered and very foreign perspective.
        Nice try but no Biden is a train wreck and needs to be impeached and thrown from office in disgrace.

        • Redneck Liberal October 10, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

          …in your opinion, perhaps. You simply imagine these outrageous sins and weep for yourself in victimhood. Not a great look.

  15. BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    Meanwhile, as of yesterday, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bloomberg etc still reporting glorious Ukrainian battlefield victories on the Eastern front. The message appears to be “keep the schwag flowing into Kiev, we got the Russkis on the run.” And Congress has responded, voting for another $650 million ‘Aid Packege.’

    One wonders what the goal is and ultimately how much the US is willing to spend to reach it?

    Simultaneously, the destruction of Nordstream 1 & 2 has completely dropped out of the news cycle. One of the greatest economic & ecological disasters in the 21st century is a non story.

    • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      What depresses me —

      Let me play Devil’s advocate a moment —

      The Americans spend however many zillions , and beat the Russians into the ground .

      You planning on opening a hot dog stand in Saratov when you are already broke ?

      If that is victory , then famine must be a diet.

      • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        Yeah, we’ll be opening a hotdog stand at the Poltova Battlefield Memorial. You’ll also be able to purchase hip hop CDs, tasty snacks, and books promoting CRT & the LBGQT lifestyle.

        • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

          BackRow, I think you’ve effectively listed everything we still have to sell. Somehow I don’t think the Russians are going to be buying.

    • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      Yeah, keep bleeding resources, men, and money in Ukraine just as Russia did in Afghanistan, or as we did in Vietnam. 31 trillion in debt and trillions more about to be tossed away. This will lead to the end of the dollar and the end of the federal government of the United States. The US empire will crack apart and fail just as the old Soviet empire failed.

      For some reason, we incarcerate our children in school systems everywhere and force feed them with junk knowledge and propaganda. While we have taken all their freedom away as children, we indoctrinate them with silly slogans about our “freedom” and tell them they are free and everyone else is living in substandard oppression. While this is going on, if children are not going to school, men with guns will show up at their parents door and force them to go to school. This is how freedom works?

      People in the US have been indoctrinated to believe that the most important issue on the planet is our US “democracy” and that the existence of the centrally controlled USA is imperative. Without our “union” the world will be lost!

      The truth is now the exact opposite, and secession is the only way out of this trap. If we wish to become the USA again some time in the future, the states can convene another convention and form a new central government. At the moment however, it seems that the vast majority of US citizens still prefer to live inside a trap and abusing their own offspring. What if the rest of the world, especially Russia, has no desire to live like this and stop playing along?

      • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        I think that you and Paula D are great new additions to CFN.

        If I seem moribund in replying to you pieces , it is rather because I find so little to criticize in them ,

        Or to add , because you already said it better.

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:08 am #

          * your pieces

        • Islander October 7, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          Weird.

          You are under no obligation and have no responsibility to reply.

          • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            Near as I can tell , for example , GreenAlba still thinks I want to stick her in a gas chamber because I tore her head off a year ( ? ) ago.

            Mean or nice.

            There is no winning .

          • malthuss October 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

            GreenAlba still thinks I want to stick her in a gas chamber because I tore her head off a year ( ? ) ago.

            / funny

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

            Yes Islander, we await the Wyrd of the World. Kesa is a scribe chronicling the End while most women just think it’s all “creepy” or weird.

          • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            She didn’t say she was under an obligation to reply. Some people think it’s nice to occasionally acknowledge others, especially when they’re newcomers and/or say something of value.

        • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          Thanks, KesaAnna.
          I like it here. It’s like a community gathering that you don’t have to dress for or travel to, and if the small group conversations get boring, it isn’t rude to scroll on by.

          LIke a party, except that no one would invite such a motley crew in real life.
          Maybe an art show or a church social, where anyone can come.

          • cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

            I still think it would be fun if we set a predetermined date and time to all anonymously meet in a public place. We could all take guesses on who is who. We could have the film “They Live” playing in the background with the soundtrack by John Carpenter also piped in.

            Who should we hire to serve as caterer, so we have enough food and variety? Let’s just say it is safe to assume there will be actual meat there, none of that fake almost chicken stuff.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

            That would be fun, but we live all over the world.

            I for one do not like to travel. I hate any form of travel except Amtrak, but Amtrak is now out because of covid restrictions.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

            Here’s a hint though.

            I’m the one rolling my eyes.

          • cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

            What Covid restrictions does Amtrak still have in place?

            I wonder if anyone at a CFN gathering would be guilty of wearing a mask at the event? If so, it wouldn’t be to protect against Covid, but to hide their appearance from others.

            We could do a USA version of CFN Fest, that travels like a concert, to start with. That would allow all corners of the country ability to drive there, and if you are really devoted you could be a roadie to appear at more than one.

            Then if those are successful, we could host events in Europe, Africa, Australia, etc.

          • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

            Well, I do appreciate the nice feedback I get.

            Probably, the only realistic way to meet would be via Zoom or something similar. With that, maybe even JHK himself could be persuaded to join in. Or maybe some of the trolls and orcs would join in also.

          • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            cowbell, the obvious place to meet is Mr. K’s backyard. Front yard for parking only.

            When the internet goes down, that will be our signal to begin the journey.

            He’s a smart guy about apocalyptic kinda stuff. I’m sure he has anticipated the gathering and prepared appropriately.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

            Great idea Blackbird.

            When the apocalypse starts we all pack up and head out on a Mad Max journey to a party at Kunstler’s house, shooting people for gasoline along the way.

          • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 12:31 am #

            @ Paula D:

            I agree with KesaAnna. Your contributions are outstanding.

            I also feel that I don’t offer praise often enough, even when I feel that it is owed.

          • Paula D October 10, 2022 at 11:11 am #

            Thanks, Anthea. I enjoy yours as well.

            I don’t let people know when I appreciate their posts because there is no ”like” button and I don’t want to make the threads too long.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        Well said, Woodchuck. I remember how the MSM kept putting out propaganda pieces about how we’re in Afghanistan to bring freedom and equality to those oppressively overdressed women. Personally, I think it was more about poppy fields.

        So how did that work out for us? A goat fuck exit with 80 billion in military equipment left behind. No one reprimanded for that. I’ll bet all the defense contractors were crying big tears. “Now we’ll have to work overtime to replace all that stuff, oh my oh my. Here, let me start calculating our bill.”

        • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

          Yes, the Taliban put an end to that and Bacha Bazi – boy prostitution. They are the good guys.

          • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

            They what? You mean bacha bazi was the Afghan version of Drag Queen Story Hour?

            That is, recently introduced to enrich them culturally?

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:18 am #

            Richard Burton called it the Sotadic Zone or something like that. Whether he considered it racial or psycho-geographic, he felt the Arabs, the people of the ‘stans, and the Indians were considerable more sexual than Whites are.

            They tried to control it through veils, isolation of the sexes, social norms, religion, ect – but then it led to things like this.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            I assume you mean Richard Burton the explorer, not the actor who married Elizabeth Taylor twice.
            They called him “Nigger Dick” because he was a Welshman who tanned dark in the sunlight. This aided him in impersonating an Arab to participate in the Haj and see the Kabaa.
            He later presented Queen Victoria with a T-shirt inscribed, “Nigger Dick went to Mecca and all I got was this lousy T-shirt”. Reportedly, she never wore it.

          • hmuller October 9, 2022 at 11:14 am #

            Ok, I made up that last paragraph. Sometimes my imagination runs wild. History could have been so much funnier.

    • mrs_saj October 8, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      BRH,

      I am starting to wonder about how the European news coverage will be managed this winter. Our mainstream media, as you say, is still pushing its own narrative as far as the military contest in Ukraine. And the Nordstream pipelines are not being covered much at all. How are the repairs going? Nobody seems to know or care in the media. My husband has been in the pipeline business for 30 years. Those pipelines can be repaired, but time is of the essence due to salt water corrosion.

      But what about the coverage (or lack thereof) of Europeans who freeze to death this winter? Will we hear of it? Will the people be encouraged by their media to practice their patriotism/nationalism by saying nothing of the realities of not enough heat in December, January, and February? Will people be harassed by the their government for speaking out? Will social media posts about the grim circumstances be censored? Its going to be quite interesting to watch what comes out of Europe.

      I’m about 2/3 the way through rereading 1984 at present and false media narratives have been on my mind of late.

      Mrs. SAJ

      • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

        mrs saj, my husband and I were just talking about how they can drop big events down the Memory Hole.

        The pipelines are just the latest. What about the 400 cops who stood outside an elementary school and stopped parents and a husband from going to rescue their children?

        What about the man who ran over 62 people at a Christmas parade last year?

        How is it that these big events can be so quickly forgotten while people can be induced to argue for weeks over some celebrity bullshit?

        • Soul Forensics October 9, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

          “How is it that these big events can be so quickly forgotten while people can be induced to argue for weeks over some celebrity bullshit?”

          Because of the planned media blitz of manufactured outrage.

          People can only hold so much info in their heads at one time, and, thanks to social media and the “news” continuous scrolls and single clicks, media consumers can be forever in the present moment, turning over the latest bullshit narrative in their heads until the next reinforcement arrives ten seconds later.

          As you say, last year’s events are already forgotten. And seminal historical markers? Hahahaha! The past doesn’t exist for most, unless it’s their own victimized childhood.

  16. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    About those nuclear strikes being threatened- there is a lot going on, a lot being revealed, that demonstrates indisputably that a lot of people’s necks belong in nooses.

    The “vaxx” is killing people, and people tried to cover it up.

    Everything the world went through, the lockdowns, the face diapers, the wrecking of the economy, was for nothing, and many of those pushing these things knew it.

    Those who did not know should have, as that information, that truth and those facts, were availble from minute one of these atrocities.

    As for President Trump and his infernal task force, there should be a special place in Hell for those who knowingly lie to and deceive a president during a time of alleged national emergency.

    One thing I do know, there is a special place for the Faucis, the Pences, the Walenskys, all the Deep Staters running that clown show-
    on a scaffold, with nooses around their necks, real nooses, not garage pulls.

    So, if someone gets inspired by the threats against Putin to set off a dirty bomb or two, that would certainly take the world’s minds off a cold virus.

    • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      Yeah, it might be just a cold virus, but it has a death rate of 1.7%. Doesn’t sound like much, but that is 130,000,000 million of the world’s population. To this add cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, vaccine damage, etc. All these diseases and conditions seriously affect and weaken the human genome. So I think only “a cold flu” is still something of a matter of concern in that regard.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        A matter of concern does not an emergency make.

        • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          ” A matter of concern does not an emergency make. ”

          That’s my motto.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            You should have a crest with that. What would it look like?

          • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

            An excellent motto. We go berserk over things that humanity has lived with forever and somehow managed to propagate itself.

        • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

          In a sane culture, this would get more traction.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 11:53 am #

        Isn’t that 1.7 percent including everyone who died with the virus in their system? Whether it killed them or the co-morbidity factors really killed them. 96 percent, if I remember correctly, had such co-morbidity factors, usually more than one.

        In any case I don’t trust proven liars like the WHO et al. when they trot out their statistics.

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        No, bill.

        The death rate of so-called covid was ever only 0.027%.

        Just like every other cold and flu season.

        You were had.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          The vaxx, on the other hand…

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            Yep, that’s actually a high percentage.

        • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Ok, but is the .027% just for covid, or is it just “with covid”? That makes a difference.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            Did you notice that the “pandemic” mostly affected the “international community”? That is, the US and Europe?

            There are vast swaths of the planet that had no death rate from the bioweapon, because it wasn’t directed at them. So there go your numbers derived from assuming the entire population of Earth was involved in that which didn’t affect them.
            At least, not at first.
            India went over a year without causalities, even though there are over a billion people living in close contact and a lot of them are dirt poor.
            It wasn’t until May 2021 that the Delta “variant” showed up in India.
            Hmmm, that is strange. How does a “variant” take hold in a country untouched by the original bioweapon? And how does it start AFTER cold and flu season?
            Same with South Africa. They announce a “variant” in Nov, I think it was, and the next week it is announced that the “variant” has been found all over the USA.
            Really? Explain the epidemiology of that, please.

            Or are we back to the spontaneous generation theory of our medieval ancestors? (Answer: yes. They have turned modern humans into credulous swallowers of unscientific nonsense.)

          • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

            When you consider all the nonsense that has gone on – “with covid” instead of “of covid”, large payments to hospitals for every “covid” patient, apparent inability of the test to tell whether someone actually has it or not – I don’t think we’ll ever know the true statistics.

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

            Indeed rowdy, but we can look at the CARES Act, assess the amount of money dumped into the medical-industrial complex in order to increase the ”cases”, and make an educated guess why the US had such a high rate of ”covid” deaths compared to other countries.

            It isn’t because we didn’t lockdown enough, that’s for sure.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

            Covid.

            For a year + after the plandemic started, I tracked the World-o-meter stats for every state and country.

            The numbers of deaths always = 0.027% or thereabouts.

            Less than 1% is not a pandemic.

            A pandemic is 4%.

            4% of the population of any country did not die in 2020. 0.027% did.

            Pretty much normal.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

            Plus flu disappeared…

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            @rowdypiglet, even with all the “with covid” bullshit, it was STILL under 1%.

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

        The coronavirus or cold, along with the flu, is one of nature’s main ways of taking the elderly out of circulation.

        Just more of the same old, same old.

        You didn’t take the forth booster? So you know that it was all a horrible mistake to take any of them?

        • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

          Obviously something isn’t quite right withe the whole scheme. If you get vaxxed and still get covid, well that’s not good. But people have gotten flu shots pre-covid ‘ve been perfectly healthy and it’s been u10 monthsand caught the flu because the virus mutates veryy fast; I never got a flu shot.
          In retrospect I wouldn’t get vaxxed. A horrible mistake? So far I

          • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

            So far I’ve been fine, and it’s been 10 months. No one can say with certainty that the effects stay with you forever because forever hasn’t happened yet. I’m 77 and if I die soon, it wouldn’t necessary be because of the vax; I’ve already outlived the Bible’s three score and ten by 10%.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:21 am #

            The Elite are certainly not without cunning. They varied the batches in terms of the spike potential and/or people vary tremendously in their reaction to the same batch and dose.

            You won the biggest gamble of your life. John Az too.

      • spaingaroo October 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

        none of that is true though.
        That’s the trouble with making shit up

      • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 1:06 am #

        You seem to be operating on the presupposition that nobody ever died before. We are mortal.

        We also know that none of the measures enacted relative to covid had anything whatsoever to do with covid, or with “concern” for public health.

    • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Lol , hanging used to be an art form for sadists but sadists with a measure of self – restraint , decorum , and a fig leaf of humanity.

      That is , if you know your business and do it right ,

      A hanging kills the victim in less than a minute.

      Otherwise , the victim can dance in the air for five minutes.

      • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        ^ in reference to real nooses, not garage pulls.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

          In any case our governor Pritzker of Illinois, the bluest and truest of the Branch Covidian cultists, fears no lynch mob. He is immune to hanging having no neck, round boy will just keep sliding off the rope.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Yeas, weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.

          • Mac October 7, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            Humpty Dumpty perhaps then

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            LOL!

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        Yes, along with the firing squad, one of the most compassionate forms of execution, far more than our electrocution or poisoning.

        The guillotine is the best of all. Consciousness may remain in the head for twenty seconds or so. Must be a pretty weird experience. Hopefully lovers are executed at the same time and can gaze at each other’s heads for that short time.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

          Two severed heads staring at one another. You’re such a romantic, Jarek.

          • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

            Not any two, but two who are love. Don’t be such a creep.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

            It just occurred to me, a romance novel could culminate with that story line. And what an eye catching cover illustration it would make.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            He’s perverse. Isn’t that already obvious?

          • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

            Their vocal cords would be severed, hmuller, but they could mouth the words “I love you”.

            But I still think it’s hilarious that Jarek thinks it’s creepy if they don’t know each other, but romantic if they do.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:22 am #

            Mary doesn’t get the difference since all heterosexual stuff is beastly to her.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

            You’re getting off on severed heads, and she’s beastly?

          • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            @Paula, you made me spew water!

          • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            Muler: I JOKE about it being romantic and now it’s I “get off about severed heads”.

            You’re acting like a male Mary at this point. Shameful in a man who has read Dr Duke.

        • Soul Forensics October 7, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

          During the height of the French Rev head-chopping, they didn’t have time to sharpen the blade often enough. Sometimes it’d take two or three blade drops for the head to sever and death to descend.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

            If I were the victim of such sloppy service, I’d complain.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

            Not that complaining does much good with the French.

      • Soul Forensics October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

        “dance in the air”.

        Poetic and shocking image. Well done.

  17. kimmasad01 October 7, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    The British Monarchy is the force dejure behind the Russian collusion hoax and the 2020 steal- must prop up the transAtlantic finance rackets at all cost, must prevent western Europe from forming any sort of economic ties with its near Asian and Russian counterpart. Anyone associated with Perfidious Albion never answers for his crimes.

    • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Wasn’t “thank you USA” Sikorsky in the notorious Bullingdon Club with Nathaniel Rothschild, Cameron and Boris? Purely coincidental.

  18. 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    More proof that we are in an autocratic uniparty state:

    Love him or loathe him, blabber-thumbs Musk was threatened for suggesting PEACE must be on the table, and for offering spit-ball suggestions and concessions to end the war.

    In return, Closet McCain, the grown man who has no children of his own but has no problem sending yours off to die, Mr. MIC, AKA Lindsey Graham, threatened Musk the only way an ineffectual politician can: tax targeting.

    This is plain sinister and serves to only quiet dissent to a VASTLY unpopular war.

    I’m not a fan of Ayn Rand and her bullshit at all, but if this does not take a page out of her clumsy novels…

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      Yes they are pulling that “teh Russians” stuff on Elon. Accusing him of being Putin’s envoy.

      When you have more money than God, you aren’t some politician’s envoy.

      On the subject of men who speak their minds, Kanye West is at it again.
      Wearing a White Lives Matter shirt to his show at Fashion Week, and now questioning why we are celebrating obesity.

      I’ll tell you why right now, Kanye. Should the people ever discover the government’s role in causing the obesity epidemic (and it is an epidemic because metabolic syndrome is a disease), there will be a lot more necks known to be deserving of nooses.

      I like Rand’s work well enough, but she had some major flaws in her thinking.

      Like the architect who creates public housing with privacy, just like the middle class would want.

      Excuse me? What poor person wants privacy? People whose lives are entirely social do not want privacy and do not even understand the concept.

      • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Kanye is also “woke” to the motivations of Sanger, eugenics, and Planned Parenthood.

        To reduce the population of poor people.

        Of course, most of the abortions in NYC occur within the black and Hispanic populations who are among the most poor.

        And so he asks do Black lives really matter?

        He’s a creative type and this is a thought provoking way to look at the white liberal overlords’ absurd and contradicting view on black lives mattering.

        And to shove this in their face he is saying no hypocrites: white lives matter.

        Rather genius.

        • Rowdypiglet October 7, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          It’s a shame he’s such a chaotic sort of person. He has that trickster/troublemaker vibe about him that Musk has as well. Neither of them are people I would trust, but they have their uses and occasionally point out the Emperor’s lack of clothing.

          • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            Musk seems to me to be a fabricated person, like Steve Jobs or the Obamas. His story is too comic book hero. A real-life Tony Stark. The richest of the rich is gonna save us from the rich. Ok, sure…

            Kenya (h/t Alba), seems like a man on a leash. Been smacked on the snout with a rolled-up newspaper real hard, a buncha times. That don’t make him good. That just make him crazy.

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      It’s sad to see that political assassinations have gone out of style. A handful of good sharpshooters and a few hundred rounds of the right ammo would go a long way toward fixing things in this country.

      • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        That would only make more chaos. And violence.

        A return to more states rights, or a loosely confederated union of states would be best.

        Less top-down, centralized bureaucratic control.

        Making politicians answer to the local constituents.

        Now this is pie-in-the-sky stuff of course

        Secession, states rights, civil liberties, unalienable rights, direct representation.

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

          Oh, I disagree. Some chaos maybe, which we’ve already got an abundance of. Make no mistake about it, secession will involve acts like that anyway. A LOT of them.

        • MimiTN October 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

          That’s my dream.

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

          Hmm… certainly hasn’t stopped all the seditious acts that have taken place for the last 22 years, has it. It’s all in the definition of “established order.” Once you’ve defined your cause as part of that, anything goes. Make no mistake about it, those in power define anything that threatens their power as sedition. See Trump, Jan 6th, et al…

        • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

          Amend the constitution

      • Mac October 7, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        The Left is goading for violence, and no one should take the bait. That’s why J6 was unfortunate. It handed them a narrative. The Federal structure will stay in place until the dollar collapses. At that point, power will flow back to the States, hopefully peacefully, and we will recognize that the Constitution was simply a coup vis a vis the Articles of Confederation.

        • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

          If the right doesn’t give the left the violence the left wants, the left will commit that violence itself but give credit to the right.

        • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 6:35 am #

          @ Mac:

          My concern is that something more along the lines of the collapse of the USSR will occur.

          It looks to me like what happened there was not so much a simple acknowledgement by the people in power that their power structure no longer worked or existed, as it was a case where the people in power simply sold the country and its assets to Western oligarchs for pennies on the dollar. They took the money and ran–or were rewarded by positions within the new structure of carpetbagging oligarchs.

          Actually, that’s a lot like what has been happening in the US for several decades. I.e., Texas could secede, and find that China owns all its oil fields and ranch lands. (Have to nationalize them first, I suppose.) California could secede and find that China has already owned the place for decades. The federal government owns a huge percentage of the land in Western states–and a very high percentage in California. Powerful people in the federal government could sell them the military bases and federal lands, all tied up with a ribbon.

    • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      Lindsay Graham needs to be slapped on the rump by the coach and sent to the showers; he is bad news for Team America.

      Why is he still in his job? Blackmail?

      Hey, Miss Nancy! We already know you’re light in the loafers!

    • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      Same as when I was a kid. It always baffled me when they attacked people who advocated peace as being “peaceniks”.

      So it is not American to want peace, it is Russian?

      And how is it Very Bad to want peace?

      And now here we are again.

      • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        Closet McCain is totally owned by the war industry. There is no doubt about it, but to threaten someone who dares offer peace and concessions is diabolical.

        They know that Musk has far more influence and audience than their propaganda mouthpieces of Hannity, Off The Press, CNN, etc.

        They know nobody pays attention to Closet McCain.

        So they are forced to shut down influential people who know they are sociopathic

  19. benr October 7, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    Joey says he will stay on Florida, but we have Cubans in Florida are they not also Americans?

    Hey Joe go to Cuba and help those people and while you are at it please stay there till all the problems are fixed.
    An American speaking to the President of all Americans or so he once claimed.

  20. JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    Just a comment on Durham et al.

    These top tier characters in our society lose everything if they buck the system. They lose their lively hoods, they are banished. Look at all of Trump’s appointees that stabbed him in the back their first opportunity. They were anointed by the Deep State to destroy Trump.

    When the power on one side is so complete, nothing can stop them. Look at how many Dem voters have been created in the last fifty years as compared to Tea Party types. This election may be proof positive of the majority voter takeover of the country by the Democrats. If they maintain power in the electable Deep State, remember the RINOs, the Chaos Party is in for good.

    The country will change abruptly if it happens. All the stops will be taken out of the power programs by the Dems because they will no longer have to fear the electorate. Like a lame duck government.

    Tax and spend will be the name of the game.

    Wall Street will start the cutting off of the oil companies.

    People will start freezing to death, literally.

    Gas lines will restart.

    Biden warned today of a nuclear holocaust. Considering the family that caused, not started the Ukraine war, was the Biden Mob and its corruption of Ukraine during Obama, I would probably believe this firebrand.

    Interest rates will climb until unemployment is at least six percent. Watch and see if they change the rules again to make things look better.

    Red states may become more restive as their conservative natures are cancelled out by the Mob. If the DC crowd becomes Uniparty, the Reds have no choice but to revolt.

    • Islander October 7, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      “Considering the family that caused, not started the Ukraine war, was the Biden Mob and its corruption of Ukraine during Obama,”

      Thanks for reminding us of this point.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      Why has no one asked VP Pence why he had all those shady Deep State characters on his own staff, let alone running the covid task force?

      Why were a bunch of America haters working for our government at all, and why did no one vet them?

      • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        They’re not America haters, really, they just hate the part of America that they haven’t yet seized.

      • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

        They all have the same boss.

        They’re all doing what they’re paid to do.

    • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      Yes. Revolt might consist of everyone calling and sending hand written paper mail to all of their local and state representatives, insisting on secession. One immediate benefit of secession will be resources staying inside the new nation instead of being siphoned off and wasted by the central government. In desperate times, those resources will be needed by the citizens of these new nations. They won’t have anything left for use in warfare and in keeping a global empire going. Every misspent and squandered resource will result in not just psychological pain but real physical pain for the citizens. They will not be able to afford contributing to their former gov’t. War will stop because the means to conduct it won’t exist anymore.

    • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

      The war started right after the coup in 2014, and Biden was the big guy that Nuland and Pyatt ran it by to get his “atta boy”.

      You used to be able to hear the conversation where they finalized the coup plans and picked the post-coup government on YouTube, but they took it off.

      Cause, you know, democracy.

  21. KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    Speaking of bitching about folks smoking in the parking lot —

    ” If it sounds too good to be true . … ”

    At the risk of sounding like a real bitch ,

    Idiots and assholes dropping like flies would sound to me like good news.

    Sadly however, in my experience idiot’s and assholes tend to live longer than anybody else.

    • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      I generally agree, but one person’s idiots and assholes are another person’s friends and relatives. So who’s to say any particular group ought to be eliminated? It’s just a matter of opinion.

      • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        And I agree with you.

        Yesterday Jarek asked me , ” Are you crazy ? ”

        I was too pooped to reply ,

        But my response would have been ,

        ” Do you know anyone who isn’t? “

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        Bill, serving the interests of the nation versus serving the greed and crime rackets of one’s friends and relatives. Hmm. It all looks the same to you?

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

        Yes, extraordinary. He’s a status quo junky.

        • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

          I’m probably one of the most anti-establishment people you don’t know. You’re supposedly so smart and you don’t know? I just happen to be pretty sceptIcal by nature and need good, solid proof before I can agree with some theories. I’m also cynical enough to believe just because someone is a supposed authority that their statements are correct. I’m from a small Mass. suburb called Show Me.

      • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 6:48 am #

        @ beantownbill:

        I don’t know about you, but many of us here don’t have much to do with our relatives who are idiots and assholes, and we would not work in the service of their interests–since their interests are contrary to our own (and everyone else’s). I will admit to having one old friend who is an idiot and, in some respects, an asshole, but I would not serve his interests either, other than in the forms common to friendship and human kindness. (E.g., I will gift him a bottle of wine, olive oil, or balsamic vinegar, but I won’t support his political interests.)

        Do I care if idiots and asshole drop like flies? Some yes, some no.

    • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      You just reminded me, the other day I saw a woman out and about wearing a T shirt that said on the back, “Assholes Live Forever.” And I busted out laughing, but she probably forgot she was wearing a comical T shirt and didn’t react.

  22. pfharris October 7, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    I’m guessing a USA false flag cyber attack event before November elections to blame on Russia and hype up the fear factor.

    • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      And the Democrats would be doing themselves a favor if it involved the demise of old Joe and Kthumala

  23. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 11:12 am #

    There is controversy over what was actually said by the Ukrainian president in his latest remarks, and even questions about when they were said:

    MORE – Full video and context of what Zelensky said to the audience at the Lowy Institute today:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1578110559312117766?s=20&t=90au2t-vmftiwTgFDkXDpA

  24. mitchellc October 7, 2022 at 11:22 am #

    As a few have noted, the entire globe is literally being held hostage while in the thrall of a dying, thrashing empire

    Who would have expected the end would come so quickly, even though we all know ernest’s famous line

    We failed to collapse the Russian govt; it was our only play. The conventional battlefield drama in ukraine is merely a sideshow

    As informed people around the world know, the conflict is really about the $usd, mic and energy. As such, russias steadfast defense represents an existentional threat to the Empire

    I echo Jim’s hope that sane, rational players can still influence the outcome – maybe voices from China, India, et al as people really wakes up to the danger posed by a vengeful loser intent on taking everyone/thing down with them

    • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      With all my , ” Yay Russia ! ”

      One might not perceive— and why would they , unless they were psychic ? —

      That my actual feeling is that the U.S. and Russia are the sideshow.

      The real action is in China , India , and Saudi Arabia ,

      Or so I hope.

      • Soul Forensics October 7, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

        Though BRICS are the biggest breakaway countries, about 66 countries peg their currencies to the U.S. dollar, or use it as day-to-day money.

        When the U.S. $ collapses, it’ll free up a lot of local and sovereign state trade without the coercive strings attached. That is, if worldwide CBDC hasn’t taken over. (I think the WEF will fail.)

      • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

        I think the ultimate purpose (because there are probably several) of the Ukraine War is the social and economic destruction of Europe, the scattered shards of which will be swept into China’s big tent.

        With our lackeys gone, and no one to beat up on, the last jenga sticks of our kleptocapitalist system will come crashing down upon our heads. The plutocrats get their worldwide plantation with Chinese management.

        So yeah, China is real, Russia is real, the US is a hallucination that gets more extreme as less people are afflicted by it.

  25. malthuss October 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

    will Putin drop a BIG bomb?

    USA has nuked the middle east, or afghanistan.

    • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

      the assumption is always dropped
      or launched

      Do you think since the late 80’s a tactical armament has not been placed somewhere in the tunnels under the swamp?

      • SpeedyBB October 7, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Avatar-baby, this was the plot of THE FOURTH PROTOCOL. I had the fancy myself years ago, like so: a long-term parking garage in the Bronx. 10-year-old panel van, with thick lead shielding inside, disguising a Made-in-Russia nuclear device.

        Across the planet, a luxury apartment in a fine building, with a view of the Kremlin. Expensive, tasteful furniture, and a magnificent grand piano.

        Except that the piano conceals a nuclear device. All they need to do is to pep up the tritium every twelve years or so and Bob’s your uncle.

        Each side has tactfully made the other aware of these “sleeper” devices, without specifying much. A true modern-day Mexican standoff.

        • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          Back in the 1970’s I was talking with an old friend and posited that there were always nukes secretly planted here for years. He didn’t agree and said we had the technology to detect the bombs.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

            I can see it now. Maid is cleaning old, abandoned closet in White House basement. Comes across odd looking mechanical device with note taped on “Do not push this button”.

            Well lordy, I just gotta know what happens if I push this….

            KA-BLEW-WEE

        • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 7:09 am #

          @ SpeedyBB:

          That seems like the obvious approach, to me. For some time, it has seemed to me that such a stealth approach would be much more workable and advantageous than launching a bunch of missiles from a bunch of miliarty installations or submarines.

          But because I don’t know much of anything about miliatary mattters or explosives, I was never able to imagine how it might be done. You have stated the means very clearly and eloquently.

          I have one quibble. Is it essential that such explosive devices be nuclear? One of the main purposes for defeating an enemy is so you can take over their territory and their stuff. You’d want everything of value to remain uncontaminated.

          Maybe the best approach would be to use a mix of nuclear and conventional explosives, using nukes only in places where you wanted to “salt the ground.”

          Obviously, your first and highest priority targets would be military installations–especially those that could fire missiles back at you.

          • SpeedyBB October 9, 2022 at 7:48 am #

            It has been some years since I came across THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, Anthea, but I do remember my pleasure at seeing an original hypothesis vindicated in print by a big-time spy novelist.

            The fact that various surveillance organs today have “sniffers” at ports of entry implies to me that either the “sleeper devices” are in place, or that one side or the other is bluffing about it (how to tell?).

            My magic fingers just tickled Barney Google, who urped up IAEA Nuclear Security Series #5, “Identification of Radioactive Sources and Devices”. It’s 154 pages, and not likely to divulge any delicious details, but clearly points to official concern about the matter.

            I am honestly surprised that some of the better-connected Islamists have not set off a dirty bomb down Wall Street way. Several years ago there was a very disturbing report that radioactive materials were being black-marketed somewhere in eastern Europe. Bulgaria?

          • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 1:22 am #

            @ SpeedyBB:

            Another relevant point re military installations is that I don’t think they are all that secure.

            The reason I say this is because, when the police raided a drug dealer’s residence in my area a number of years ago, they discover a cache of weapons stolen from Whiteman Air Force Base. Now, if a regular punk-ass drug dealer can obtain weapons stolen from there, it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to plant “sleeper” explosives there. The drug dealers are probably not the only ones able to arrange an inside job.

    • JohnAZ October 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

      I believe what the US dropped on some caves in Afghanistan was a MOAB, Mother of All Bombs.

    • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

      Welp if we’re openly attacking energy flows…

      The Nagasaki atomic bomb had a payload the equivalent of 15 kilotons of TNT.

      An LNG cargo ship carries a volatile payload the equivalent of 773 kilotons of TNT.

  26. elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    ” there is a hidden column of people that love this country who will not allow this final insulting scam to succeed”

    Mr, Kunstler,
    Allow? ALLOW? By what methods, exercising what means of power, will this hidden column be in a position to allow or disallow anything?

    The hidden column (No such organized animal,available or even possile, in this computerized and uber manipulated age) may express rage and angst, but, when presented with another shit sandwich, will, as now, complain, and then commence to nibble.

    Again, I wish I had your confidence in the “This is ‘Murica, dammit” contingent….

    • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

      They made it a point to stage an event just to allow them to demonstrate to what lengths they will persecute such columns.

      The Jan 6 weirdo brigade.

      The event was staged to FORCE an example.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      I think something I haven’t seen Jim address is that the PTB seem to have our youth’s minds.

      Once that happens, there will be no resisting. They can’t be bothered. They are “OK” with being controlled as long as they can dye their hair pink or tat up and pierce themselves.

      It’s only us old farts who remember how things used to be, and understand what even a smattering of freedom is.

      The young ones are used to conforming to the most draconian violations of and infringements upon their personal freedom. They are mostly pro-establishment while at the same time believing they are actually fighting the establishment. There is colossal mindfuckery behind it, decades of it.

      • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

        Generations. Your generation was conditioned too. The later stages depend on the earlies ones, right? You can’t have a top step without a bottom one after all.

        And before that, centuries, even millenia of working towards their terrible beauty, the Global State.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

          I’ve argued just that many times. Your filter is flawed.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:27 am #

            So you admit you were taken in by the race hustlers and used the term “racist” to describe other Whites for decades – as did most of your generation?

          • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            Nope.

            I have said that our generation has been conditioned.

            The rest of that garble is made up in your cuckoo-brain.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            You didn’t refer to other Whites as racist?

            I don’t believe you!

          • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            I don’t care what you think, Jarek.

      • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        “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.'” – Adolf Hitler

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

          Bingo!

        • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

          Make my DAY, Paula!

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:26 am #

          That’s what Alan Ginsburg yelled to the fascist cop.

          So Ginsburg and Hitler were the same? No, Mary. No Paula.

          • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 11:28 am #

            Who knows what Ginsburg could have done with Hitler’s power?

            Not I!

    • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      Yes, one guy declared a tiny town in North Dakota was for Whites and he was destroyed. He went on a talk show and they pulled out his genetic test proving he had some Black genes. Not that it would have made a difference. Even if he wasn’t, the same would have been done to him. A pretty silly guy in retrospect.

      Little is left of the Old America, and any part of it that objects will be destroyed for doing so.

      The Odinists managed to get a building restored to create a Temple just for Whites. It was a major scandal – a rare victory for Whites.

      • malthuss October 7, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

        I saw that, when they claimed he was mixed.

        ‘I will continue to advocate for whites’ Was his reply.

      • Blackbird October 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

        Even if the Odinists put a sign out front: “All Are Welcome!”, who do ya think is gonna show up for Wednesday night bingo? Yup, white people…

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:30 am #

          No, there are minority Odinists now, just like minority bird watching exploded once it was realized how racist the average bird watcher was. This is fanatically encourage by White liberal Odinists. In fact, it is the whole point by and large.

  27. MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    Excellent piece again today, James. Thank you.

    I wonder what will happen to Jeffrey Sachs now that he went on MSM and spoke truth to power? He also seemed oddly SURPRISED that they wanted to shut him up. Isn’t he used to that? He swims with those sharks and has for decades, I’m guessing.

    https://rumble.com/v1mixrs-guest-speaks-true-facts-about-nordstream-pipeline-before-lib-host-loses-it.html

  28. andeee October 7, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

    Forever the eternal optimist. When will he see the true darkness about to smother us?

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

      I think he has faith in humanity at a level that I haven’t quite reached.

  29. RB October 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Just remember friends, when Joe pardons his son, that piece of revelation from Joe’s own mouth. “You don’t fuck with a Biden.”

    That might be the national epitaph.

  30. KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

    “I think in many regards even in the 60s Russian equipment wasn’t as backwards as claimed, ”

    — Gusgus

    The issue was confused by , for example , that you could buy a top – of – line version , or a cut – rate version , of the SAME tank.

    For example , the gizmo where you push a button and the tank turret whips around in a second has been around for ages ,

    But the tanks Saddam Hussein bought , the turret had to be turned manually by a guy cranking like mad on a crank.

    Saddam would rather spend the money on gold toilet seats for his bathroom , or something like that.

    The Americans and Israeli’s were never particularly interested in clearing up the confusion either.

    Another detail you will never see in a Tom Clancy novel is that in professional war game exercises ,

    And in countless amateur war game exercises,

    NATO vs Warsaw Pact ,

    The Soviets routinely won.

    But then if you want to sell novels to Americans
    That is presumably not the plot narrative to be preferred.

    • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      — granted , it wasn’t their preference, but the Israeli’s had somewhat more limited resources ,

      So they used captured Egyptian and Syrian ( Russian ) tanks and they worked just fine for them.

      • KesaAnna October 7, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Ugh / lol ,

        To continue ,

        In military application a weapon is not just a weapon ,

        A weapon is fitted to certain tactical doctrines .

        It is a package deal.

        There is a scene in an old comedy, ” Head Office ”

        Where a corporation is selling fighter jets to two warring tribes in the Amazon.

        The tribes don’t fly the jets , instead they roll the jets down hills smashing them into each other.

        The best weapon in the world is shit if used wrongly / the user is incompetent.

        • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          Remember when Bono was going around agitating for the World Bank to forgive African debt, hobnobbing with world leaders and globalist WEF types? He was successful, billions of IOUs were dissolved. One of the first things that happened — I think it was in Uganda — is the President, suddenly flush with cash, bought 3 Harrier jets from the UK, hired air and maintenance crews, and ordered them to bomb and strafe a primitive rebel tribe that was hiding in the jungle lol.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

            Priceless!

          • Soul Forensics October 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

            Most Africans in shantytowns learned long ago that the money never “trickled down”. They got pissed at all the do-gooders, including Hollywood actresses on photo-shoots, telling them how sensitive they (the actresses and actors) were, how much they cared, and how they were fighting to get them more resources, before those do-gooders quickly hopped back in their helicopters before one or more of the untouchables touched them.

  31. megabeth October 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    Robert Heinlein wrote this as the wreckage of WW II was still smoking, at the dawn of the last First Turning. Our next First Turning is close.

    =======

    This I Believe

    I am not going to talk about religious beliefs but about matters so obvious that it has gone out of style to mention them. I believe in my neighbors. I know their faults, and I know that their virtues far outweigh their faults.

    Take Father Michael, down our road a piece. I’m not of his creed, but I know that goodness and charity and loving kindness shine in his daily actions. I believe in Father Mike. If I’m in trouble, I’ll go to him. My next door neighbor’s a veterinary doctor. Doc will get out of bed after a hard day to help a stray cat—no fee, no prospect of a fee. I believe in Doc.

    I believe in my townspeople. You can knock on any door in our town, say “I’m hungry,” and you’ll be fed. Our town is no exception. I found the same ready charity everywhere. For the one who says, “The heck with you, I’ve got mine,” there are a hundred, a thousand, who will say, “Sure pal, sit down.” I know that despite all warnings against hitchhikers, I can step to the highway, thumb for a ride, and in a few minutes a car or a truck will stop and someone will say, “Climb in Mack. How far you going?”

    I believe in my fellow citizens. Our headlines are splashed with crime. Yet for every criminal, there are ten thousand honest, decent, kindly men. If it were not so, no child would live to grow up. Business could not go on from day to day. Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime.

    I believe in the patient gallantry of nurses, in the tedious sacrifices of teachers. I believe in the unseen and unending fight against desperate odds that goes on quietly in almost every home in the land. I believe in the honest craft of workmen. Take a look around you. There never were enough bosses to check up on all that work. From Independence Hall to the Grand Coulee Dam, these things were built level and square by craftsmen who were honest in their bones.

    I believe that almost all politicians are honest. For every bribed alderman, there are hundreds of politicians—low paid or not paid at all—doing their level best without thanks or glory to make our system work. If this were not true, we would never have gotten past the Thirteen Colonies.

    I believe in Rodger Young. You and I are free today because of endless unnamed heroes from Valley Forge to the Yalu River. I believe in—I am proud to belong to—the United States. Despite shortcomings—from lynchings, to bad faith in high places—our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be found anywhere in history.

    And finally, I believe in my whole race—yellow, white, black, red, brown—in the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth—that we always make it just for the skin of our teeth—but that we will always make it, survive, endure.

    I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching oversized braincase and the opposable thumb—this animal barely up from the apes—will endure, will endure longer than his home planet, will spread out to the other planets—to the stars and beyond—carrying with him his honesty, his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage, and his noble essential decency.

    This I believe with all my heart.

    • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      Tldr version, as well as for quibblers about how decrepit our institutions and internal practices have become and how unimportant space travel is to many, this is the core of Heinlein’s credo:

      “Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime.”

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      I posted about the people I knew I could rely on in hard times, and the dedicated gun owners I know, being one and the same, a while back on this very site.

      Of course I was bashed for my defense of Americans who should need no defense in America.

      I had a friend, not a close friend, who was the kind of person who, if you called him in the middle of the night and said, “I need your help”, he’d have been there, no questions asked except maybe “what can I do for you?”

      This man passed away just before the scamdemic, of natural causes.

      One thing this trauma we’ve all been forced to undergo has done is to make us understand better than before, who we can count on and who we can’t.

      People will betray you without even knowing they are doing it.

      • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        Oh boy, you BET I have learned who is gold and who is pyrite since this garbage began!

        Also have learned (once again) that we are almost powerless to change what federal officials do, though we can influence and/or elect local officials.

    • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      First he’s proud of Americans. Then he’s proud of the human race. Quite a jump. A bridge too far since the Founders would have never agreed with it. Thus his patriotism is cancelled out by his globalism.

      He got steadily more liberal, probably because of his libertarianism. Finally he wanted to abolish the border with Mexico because it “wasn’t working”. Such utter foolishness is one of the reasons America is doomed.

      • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        Bip-BRAAAAP! Wrong, Jarek!

        Granted, he was a man of his times, but:

        1. Heinlein went from frank socialist (Upton Sinclair’s EPIC) to McCarthy apologist to Goldwater Republican and then just got more and more disgusted with the administrative state until he died in 1988.

        2. He was a strong nationalist. He wrote again and again about the horrors of globalism and one-world government. “Free Men”, a short story, is one. “Friday”, a novel, are just the first two that come to mind.

        3. Since when is saying anything general about the human race as a whole tantamount to globalism?

        Quit looking at everything through the same pinhole lens of race, dude!

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          He said he was proud of the entire human race, substituting it for what he had just said about Americans. A classic technique. Not any more of course since White Americans are openly seen and called trash now by these people.

          I’m not saying he would have done this of course. A man of his time. One of the lower stairs upon which the upper ones depend. Or in this case, one of the upper ones in a descending staircase upon which the lower ones depend.

          He argued against a border with Mexico towards the end of his life. He was no longer a nationalist. That’s by definition.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

      It’s great ’til the last 4 paragraphs, which sounds like he believes in fairy stories (space travel) and globalism.

      But yes, the first few paragraphs are excellent and I agree with them.

      • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

        I know you don’t like science fiction, but Heinlein was one of the SF greats. He wrote one of the most popular 1960’s novels, “Stranger in a Strange Land”. It was so hippyish.

        He was the author who in 1940 wrote an extremely accurate story called Blowups Happen, of how to develop a nuclear bomb. This was before the Manhattan Project ever reached public knowledge. It was so accurate that the Feds wanted to know how he penetrated the high security of the project. They investigated him thoroughly and finally determined he just figured out how to do it on his own.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          I actually like him, and some sci fi. I read “Stranger in a Strange Land.” Great novel! But really not about space so much… that was just the setting, if memory serves.

          I’m guessing Heinlein is yet another artist that had CIA/Deep state ties. I find out more of them do all the time. That would explain why they knew the stuff they did.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

            Heinlein wrote “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” in which he revealed he is very pro libertarian and against authoritarianism.

          • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            Heinlein was there as the deep state was still in diapers, consulting with the Navy over launching missiles from ships, and such. He was motivated by concern over getting nuked by the Soviets, who were not even surprised when we baked Nagasaki and Hiroshima. I think his intentions were noble, but you know how that goes.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            I had classmates who had water brothers. Boy did that annoy me.

            I’m not sure annoy is the right word, but they irked me.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            Water brothers? Never heard the term.

        • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

          Thanks, Bill!

          Heinlein could never quite stomach that hippies had made him a guru. He always said, “I wasn’t providing answers, just asking questions.”

          I think you have “Blowup Happen” conflated with someone else’s story, although Heinlein certainly foresaw a lot!

          During the past decade, I can’t help but compare Elon Musk with D. D. Harriman, the “man who sold the moon”.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

            That’s it! The water brothers were the hippies who made him a guru!

            I couldn’t stomach them either.

            A lot of people don’t remember what the pseudo-hippies were like, but I do.

      • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

        He was a pitchman for space travel and deserves a lot of credit, though speculation about space travel was his main deal. Globalism? No. From 1946 onward, he was totally against the UN and all that crap. His most famous novel’s backdrop was a goddamn nightmare of globalist thuggery. Stranger in a Strange Land.

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #

          Which revealed his utter obsession with sex. Time Enough For Love revealed his thing for incest.

          He came to Globalism not thru Communism but rather Libertarianism. The snake still hadn’t bitten its tail yet. All is revealed now of course. The Birchers were ahead of their time and knew that the Bankers had funded the Communists of course. Way ahead since most people still don’t know this. And even when they do, they don’t “get it” and see the implications.

  32. amb October 7, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

    Russia (chess masters) is going to teach USA/NATO/EU/Ukraine (poor checker players) a very painful and embarrassing lesson. Sane Americans will unite and overthrow the Globalist/Marxist regime that has infiltrated the USA. Dislodge and purge the system of these degraded, insane, non-survival excuses for human beings.

  33. GoldenRoad October 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

    Coining a new term for this group – Macco’s Razor. That the most complex and absurd theories should be used to reason through a problem.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      My conspiracy theories have pretty much been proven true.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

        I have a new Kennedy assassination theory.

        Joe DiMaggio was behind it all. He blamed the Kennedy’s for Marilyn’s death. Hiring mob hitmen with Jack Ruby’s help was no problem. They even had a chump named Oswald all set up with bogus evidence pointing at him.

        The second assassination came five years later to throw off any suspicions of a connection.

        Simon and Garfunkel suspected the truth, “where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio, our nation turns its suspicious eyes on you.”

        I have much more which I dare not tell.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

          Ok, the above was written in jest.

          But here’s a factoid you can look up quickly on Google. Don’t believe me.

          Speed of light: 299,792 kilometers per second.

          Latitude of the Great Pyramid at Giza:
          29.9792 degrees.

          This number brings us to a square 35 by 35 feet. Note this coordinate does not used degrees, minutes, and seconds. Rather it measures the digital value within a degree.

          So is it a coincidence, or did someone leave us bread crumbs ?

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            If you want to get anywhere, you have to change it all into “pyramid inches”.

            The Great Pyramid was an observatory, a granary, and a monument of prophecy all in one.

            Correlate the pyramid inches with Bible verses and you’re cooking with gas.

          • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            Jarek, it’s my understanding that (unlike the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas) the pyramids at Giza are not hollow. They are mostly solid stone with a few chambers and passageways.

            So how could they have been granaries?

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            Because that Black doctor man said so, perhaps as part of his Seventh Day Adventism.

        • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 10:24 am #

          My point is that in the conspiracy theory world there’s imaginative speculation but there’s also undeniable fact. Our job is to use our best judgment to separate the two.

          Certain critics who shall remain as nameless as they are clueless claim we are all crazy and have no judgment. Without examining any evidence, they pronounce it all bogus and urge faith in the government narrative promulgated by the MSM – apparently, flawless sources of truth to such critics.

        • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          This is encapsulated in the mottos “trust the science.” Or even worse “the science is fixed”.

          So don’t trust your own lying eyes, don’t trust your own logical thinking abilities, don’t trust your lifetime of experience. Trust what those in authority tell you is the “the science”.

          Of course, we know the science is never “fixed”, but always open to revision as additional data comes in. That plus the corrupting role of money has exposed these authorities as the lying rat-shits they are.

    • crudgemudgeon October 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

      That’s funny!

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      Why Macco? Did I miss something?

      • beantownbill. October 7, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        Macco is Occam spelled backward.

        • megabeth October 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

          LOL.

          If the theories get too hard to follow, D2 receptor blockers will probably help the theorists streamline their thinking.

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

          Duh! I’m kinda dense sometimes.

    • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      Golden Shower in contention for the CFN Lowest-IQ prize.

      Competition is stiff amongst the Anti-Conspiracy Mickey Mouse Club, but he might have what it takes!

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        Hmmm. I don’t know if anyone can beat Rednut Lib.

  34. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

    Something from Alex Berenson, a man our government singled out by name for silencing:

    The mRNA Covid vaccines are killing people, plain and simple.
    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1577796787695505408?s=20&t=hnNU_pGVk7gsURhfY4wJOw

    The people still pushing these shots should be arrested and tried for some form of murder.

    • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

      I was at the pharmacy picking up a prescription for my father the other day. They have a Covid vaccination alcove. I heard a father telling his son, 7 or 8 yrs old, “I’m so proud of you.”
      I thought: yeah, how proud will you be of yourself if serious side effects kill or disable junior?

      • tresho October 7, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        ‘They have a Covid vaccination alcove. I heard a father telling his son, 7 or 8 yrs old, “I’m so proud of you.”’ I have seen many “vaccination alcoves” in various outlets. ZERO have been labeled “Covid vaccination alcoves’. Pause & reflect whether the child received a COVID vaccination or something else.

        • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          You’re right, it could have been for the regular flu. But that’s all the shots the pharmacy does. They don’t administer dozens of various childhood vaccinations. Pediatricians do that.

          Have no doubt, plenty of kids got their Covid vax there. Maybe most will be fine. But a lot won’t, and the health authorities know this. Probably always have known it.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            Why get a kid a flu shot either?

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

            I’m now so paranoid and distrusting of the medical establishment, I would not want a regular flu shot. I don’t know what they put in there. And neither does the nice nurse administering it.

            I just don’t trust the bastards anymore.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

            No more flu for me. Always thought they were stupid anyway, just took them to keep the nagging nellies at bay. I know better now.

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        How happy will pops be when his kid can’t reproduce? Whooops. Or dies of a heart attack on the soccer field?

  35. Alfred October 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

    YEEEEEEEE HAW!

    YEEEEEEEE HAW!

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAW!

    all the way down…

    #FJB

    • Jarek October 7, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      Paula straddling a Russian atomic bomb released over Washington DC.

      • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

        Sort of like Andy Devine in “Dr. Stangelove.” Which was the comedy version of “Failsafe”.

        • CrusherMuldoon October 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

          Sorry hmuller. It was Slim Pickens

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

            I never realized how much those two looked alike until now.

          • hmuller October 7, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            I stand corrected. They both had funny hillbilly voices. Maybe that’s why I get them confused.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

            In any case, we didn’t need them both.

          • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            I’m not sure I even knew they were two separate people, but Pickens’ is the only one whose name I knew.

  36. tresho October 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

    Here’s a very possible “false flag” incident that could easily happen at any moment: A “tactical nuke” explodes near the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, but a fair distance away from any populated shoreline. A US nuclear sub and a Russian nuclear sub both “go missing” at that very instant. Neither is ever heard from again. Radioactive debris may or may not be found. Russian naval commander Arkhipov has been off duty for many decades now.

  37. Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

    Is it even possible to get out of this mess we are in?

    I watched a video of a convenience store being trashed by teenaged joggers, apparently taken by the worker behind the counter, because a woman in front of the counter was insistently demanding that he make her a sandwich, while the mob raged through the store.

    Seriously? She ignores what is happening and focuses on her stomach?

    How could they be stopped? It no longer works to have one cop step into the store, while the entire group scatters “Cheese it, the cops!”

    And then there are the criminals at the top of the system, the ones who loot and trash the entire country, not just one convenience store.

    How to stop them? They don’t worry about any enforcement of the laws, just like the rampaging teenagers. They know they will get away with any atrocity.

    I think we’re screwed. No wonder so many people are cheering on the nuclear bombs.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      The spectacle of the breakdown of western civilization is not pretty to watch and, yeah, it makes me think we’re doomed.

      Then again, there ARE communities who don’t put up with that shit. We just don’t hear about it. As the Heinlein piece above says, it’s not the acts of decency or decency of fellow citizens we ever hear about.

      Unless you watch a lot of Dodo videos, that is. LOL.

      • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

        I agree, but there is a parallel society coming together.

        New media outlets popping up, professionals banding together to offer services, etc.

        What I am concerned about most is the claim from the WEFers and most recently Jerome Powell that CBDCs are coming in 5 years.

        This was the ultimate goal all along. Tracking and tracing of you and every purchase you make. And eventually, having you on a government stipend issued in this currency.

        If they get that locked in, and they claim they will, then the battle is going to be far more difficult that many can even conceive at present.

        This is why I truly hate the shoulder-shrugging jellyfish out there. They are the enablers. They are worse than the perpetrators, because they simply don’t care about anything or anyone other than themselves.

        They will be the ones to usher in the tyranny.

        Weakness in its purest form.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

          Yes, the PTB can’t do it without the enablers, that is for sure. But if we hate the enablers, then we destroy community.

          Therein is the catch-22 the PTB just love.

          I have more empathy for the enablers once they either wake up or cop to it, as many have (even up here). What is our alternative? To keep blaming them?

          I agree the ones that are too selfish and stupid or scared to see reality and keep pushing the nefarious agenda are scumbags or worthless, but again, my beef is with the people engineering this. Not the victims.

          • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            I can’t really follow, TBH. The propaganda campaign used over the past few years was designed in coordination with psychologists, who created the nudge units and designed much of the sloganeering we were exposed to.

            The campagin messaging was modeled after narcissistic abuse. When you look into narcissistic abuse, it is always the enablers who make the abuse possible.

            It is the same here. Those who shrug their shoulders as the cattle car door is closed on the actual victims are as guilty as the criminals.

            In the 40s they called them Good Germans. There is no term for them today, but I am sure that is just a matter of time.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

            Yes, but the propaganda campaign is the evil – not the people who it worked on.

            IMHO.

          • Night Owl October 8, 2022 at 11:55 am #

            No, they are evil, too.

            The enablers know they do it; they are just too weak to do anything else.

          • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

            You can’t wake up someone pretending to be asleep, Mary.

          • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Cute saying, but it is irrelevant to anything Mary or anyone else said. What, did you hear something cute and felt you had to work it into the conversation.

            Maybe I’ll see if I can find a way to bring up the Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea nana in this context, so I can sound cool.

          • SpeedyBB October 8, 2022 at 10:10 pm #

            NightOwl, reading your comment just now a sweetly-cynical phrase rang out: “Go along to get along”.

          • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            @Anthea, thanks for the belly laugh. Hahahahaha!

          • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

            Evil One, you try to defend your daughter, but in vain.

        • Soul Forensics October 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

          Agree with your take, N.O.

          The majority of the populace aren’t clueless, they’re poltroons.

          There is no excuse for the jab cheerleaders, the Woke pilers-on, the politically naive, the slogan-repeaters.

          A minority, of course, are truly idiotic and brainwashed, but most are conformists who constantly watch which way the wind is blowing, and always take the easy way out (short term). If 70% of the populace magically made an about-face, the other 30% (if all were cowards) would promptly change their opinion to comply.

          • Night Owl October 8, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            Yep. Sad but true.

  38. Paula D October 7, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    Whistle blower from the BALTOPS exercise testifying about how the US laid the mines on the pipelines.

    Watch it before they take it down.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=1c0jvJWqf10&t=152s

  39. Roundball Shaman October 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

    “Consider for a moment that your personal ruin — the loss of your freedoms, your livelihoods, and your posterity — is at stake behind the more general demolition of our society.”

    You can lose your ‘freedoms’. You can lose your livelihood. You can lose your posterity. You might even lose your posterior. But no one can take away your freedom of mind and thought. Only you control those precious things. And the Dark Side Predators just effing hate that with a passion. That’s why They lie and propagandize and gaslight and defame and dehumanize you in every way possible. They want your SOUL.

    Let’s see. Who is it that we were told goes around collecting souls out at the World’s Crossroads? Could it be… Could it be… And does THAT make THEM…?

    The only personal ruin you can truly suffer is the surrender of your soul to these bastards. All of those other loses are temporary.

    “There is much chatter about whether this election will be allowed to happen.”

    There is much at stake in this election. If the Blue Party wins… Deep State wins. But if the Red Party wins… then… uh… Deep State still wins. Maybe it doesn’t matter if the election happens anyway. It’s just a feel-good bone that is thrown every few years to keep the For-Erasure Class from feeling too glum.

    “The Party of Chaos… corrupting the news business and subverting the new social media. The result is a public culture of pervasive and immersive lying…”

    We all know that Their default setting is… when the Truth is your enemy… you have to kill it. And when your entire Party of Chaos is built upon a foundation of lies and deceit… the Truth must be extinguished at all costs. We are witnessing a Party in desperation fighting to keep the nasty quality of truth that wants always wants to rise to the surface from corrupting the Public minds with actual reality. Truth – Be Gone! Back! Back! Go Away!

    “… how is our country any better than the most overt petty despotisms around the world?”

    We still have our choice of toppings to go on pizza. That fact alone keeps most of the locals happy. In other overt despotisms you might not get any pizza at all. Suck on that, World. Just another way of being ‘Indispensable’.

    “How does it deserve the citizens’ respect or even compliance?”

    Government does not require the respect of its citizens. It only needs and demands compliance. Rule at the force of raw thuggery. A real evolved concept there, isn’t it. The law of the jungle that’s necessary to sustain the Flower of Civilization.

    “The rule of the Woke Jacobin maniacs will end.”

    Yes it will. But it might take that Giant Meteor to get the job done.

  40. Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

    “Over 500,000 Austrians demand ‘right to cash payments’ be added to country’s constitution”

    https://twitter.com/backtolife_2023/status/1578447489081872384?cxt=HHwWgMCotZvo4ucrAAAA

    It’s a start. At present, how many in the bovine herd do you think are even capable of understanding why 500,000 of their fellow citizens would be pushing for this?

    I can’t even imagine what it must be like to go through life like this.

    • Islander October 7, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

      According to UK Column there is a big demo in I think Truro whose point is to rally the populace around to Cash is King—use cash, not credit!

      Use it or lose it, is more or less the message.

      I am using a lot more cash now.

      Give the checkout ladies a bit of a mental workout, too!

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

        It’s great you do that. I need to do that more.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

      Good for Australians!! This is a start.

      • spaingaroo October 8, 2022 at 7:38 am #

        Austrians, I point out despondently
        (as an aussie expat)
        Whole ‘nother place

      • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        Gah. I misread. No wonder I was confused. I can’t imagine Australians fighting back like that, they were so easy to steamroll.

  41. JaiSeli October 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

    With regard to the closing paragraph: DREAM ON. JHK, talented writer as he is, fails to except just how INSANELY EVIL are the PTBs. W/O a [not-so] “civil” “bloody-ugly v2.0”, there will be no “equitable resolution”!

  42. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

    Something I want to add to the discussion of those who deserve hanging, here is yet another I told you so from the Market Ticker dude.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=247112

    The thing is, if he could understand the likelihood of these things happening, and he has been proven correct, the ‘experts’ who foisted a dangerous product on billions of people knew damn well what could happen, and, more important, they knew damn well almost no one needed such a shot even if it had worked.

    Now the world is distracted while they feverishly try to cover things up.

    That new grant to ECO Health or whatever they call it? That’s to “discover” that the covid virus had natural origins after all.

  43. Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

    Me too.

    “I’ve been running my forum for 15 years. NEVER, until this year and especially in the last few months, have I seen the volume of reports of people with either family or close friends with extremely aggressive cancers. NEVER. There is ONE thing in common between all of them too.”

    https://twitter.com/tickerguy/status/1578203167510216706?s=20&t=ylmLGU4OQtJEsFD9kLnmZA

  44. Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

    Good, new documentary on geoengineering/spraying via aircraft that is occuring around the world.

    Taken from Rainer Fuellmich’s Telegram channel. Catherine Austin-Fitts is involved as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf78rEAJvhY

    • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

      Australia seems to be ahead of the rest of the world in understanding that this is a real thing that’s going on, and not a conspiracy theory.

      • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        LMAO!

        Australia understands?

        They were the most draconian and folded like a cheap suit.

        Down under all right

        • Beryl of Oyl October 7, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

          I haven’t heard as many people in any other country speaking out about the issue as Australians are doing.

          Unfortunately there are also many sheep in that country.

      • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

        Not just a conspiracy theory – conspiracy theory not being an automatic pejorative. Many conspiracy theories prove to also be conspiracy facts. OKC, 9-11, the GWoT in all its iterations, 2008 financial crash, Ukraine in all its iterations, CV-19 and the 2020 financial crash, etc. All conspiracies, all facts.

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

          And who could forget the 2020 election steals (first from Sanders, then from Trump)?

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

      So pissed, they started spraying here again after stopping for like a month. I got used to nice blue skies and then today they went bonkers. The sky is white (should be blue). Trails everywhere. Nimbus sun. So fucked up.

      • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

        Skies over my city were also a patchwork quilt today. I’ve seen the spraying start and stop myself.

        Seems to occur every 4-5 days.

        Regardless of what they claim it is for, a blanket of heavy metals descending on your backyard has no positive effects, IMO.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

          The big tell for them was that those planes don’t show up on those radar apps.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

          Ha! I noticed 100th is calling me a flat earther for acknowledging what’s in that documentary, but leaves you alone.

          Interesting!

      • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        Don’t tell me you’re in the tinfoil hat crowd?

        The perpetrators/elite live under the same skies. Think about that just for a bit.

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

          Not necessarily, 100th. Lots of sky out there.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

            Not much spraying in Mexico, where a friend is living right now.

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

          I am in the tinfoil crowd if that means I can look up and see spraying at the same time a jet is leaving a contrail that dissipates in seconds.

          Only a moron doesn’t see it.

          • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            You were too good to be true RIP MQ

            The Chemtrail peeps are 1 beer away from flat earth.

            I was on the 14th tee when a chemtrail appeared and the hole ahead was shouting at the sky saying

            “They’re early and we don’t have our masks “

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            You were too good to be true, 100th.

            You get so much, but not the entire thing.

          • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

            And – if I may ask – in what way does the military spraying the skies with shit = flat earth?

            Very odd connection.

          • Night Owl October 8, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            Geoengineering is flat earth now.

            I have heard it all.

            You might want to take a gader at the nearly 2-hour long video, full of respectable folks, as well as military and CIA talking heads telling you they spray.

            It is even easier than typing the words “flat earth.”

        • spaingaroo October 8, 2022 at 7:46 am #

          you think about it a bit.
          I am not resident here enough to have everyone pegged, but I thought I had read intelligent comments from you before, but I must have been mistaken.

        • benr October 9, 2022 at 9:20 am #

          @100th

          There was a video that came out of Obama admitting geo-engineering via chemtrails among other things.
          They called it codename: Rainmaker

          huffpost.com/entry/obama-takes-bold-step-to_b_5069973

          They are and have been really doing this.

          • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            I’m betting he won’t watch any of the links, he’s closed his mind on this issue. That would be fine, but insulting people because we don’t have a closed mind about it is just not cool.

    • spaingaroo October 8, 2022 at 7:44 am #

      yes, great doco.
      Dane Wigington has been shouting about this for years as have I.
      his web site is geoengineeringwatch.org
      Yesterday it was back over my skies, after quite a long break.
      been going on in front of our faces for more than twenty years, much more, but I have been seeing it (and pointing it out to people) for at least 25 years.
      Nobody seems to care.
      same as it ever was.

      • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 10:58 am #

        Yes, I started pointing it out to people like 22 years ago.

        Not sure how anyone would believe that a regular contrail spends hours spreading across the sky, when they didn’t used to until the 1990s.

        Also, if you see a jet flying at the same time as one of the sprayers, you can compare the contrails. The jet’s dissipate quickly the others do not.

        • 100th Avatar October 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

          LOL! This is absolutely bonkers. Ya’ll nuttier than a squirrel turd.

          So “they’re” spraying themselves, friends, family, crops, dogs, kittens…. for what?

          So they have the jet fuel industry, the airline industry, and a host of others all in on turning contrails into chemtrails… for what?

          Do you kooks even think these wacky ideas through?

          This is so embarrassingly foolish.
          I’d say it’s right up there with flat-earth and the moon is hollow people… and don’t forget the Nazis hiding under Antarctica with aliens…

          My theory is that these kooks are perhaps bots who serve to marginalize a site. You have “commenters” post racist and insane ideas so as to stigmatize the host and the entire site.

          “Oh you got that info from Kunstler? He’s really popular with misogynists, nazi sympathizers, racists and flat-earth rightwing nut-jobs”

          “well, uh, yeah, but those are just the commenters”

          “Uh huh, sure”

          • benr October 9, 2022 at 9:21 am #

            See my post above and an article from huffington post.
            It’s real.

          • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            This sounds like the desperate fit of the cognitively dissonant.

  45. tom clark October 7, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

    CFN…welcome to the Russia lovefest.

    • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      The clown-world shit you fall for, dim:

      “‘Gold Teeth’ Ukraine Recovered From ‘Russian Mini-Auschwitz Torture Chamber’ Were Actually From Village Dentist; Report”

      https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1578417684248772608?cxt=HHwWgIC-jayh1ecrAAAA

      Look at how stupid you are.

      • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

        Ain’t he fun to have around, though? It’s comedy setup every time he posts. I wonder if Jim pays him to post here just so we can beat up on him.

    • cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

      There is nothing better than classic Russian literature. I will read that before the current tripe that America publishes and tries to pass off as culturally important these days.

      • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        Hoo boy! There are few things that piss me off more than the crap our PTB tries to pass off as literature, art, and music.

        They call us Philistines if we’re onto the fraudulence of modern “art,” while laughing in their sleeves.

        Back in the late 70s, the city of Kansas City, Missouri, paid a shit-ton of money for several huge “sculptures” to adorn its parks. They were, quite literally, 20-foot-tall plastic sculptures of dog shit, in a realistic-looking dogshit brown.

        If you think about it, the degradation of the arts is identical to destroying people’s ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood, good and evil.

        They are literally training you not to be able to distinguish between dogshit and Michaelangelo–or telling you that they are equivalent, or even that dogshit is better, being more “modern” and enlightened.

        • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

          So well said. Mostly, art is used to launder money. The people chosen as ‘artists’ most often suck. They also have a big warehouse full of assistants doing the actual work.

        • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

          Yes, they hate beauty as much as you hate men.

          • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 1:34 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Well, you have to admit that men have way too much hair on them to be aesthetically pleasing.

          • Anthea October 10, 2022 at 4:16 am #

            The standards for not being despicable are well known–surely even to you. Nor are they usually onerous. I see no reason to excuse failure in this department, merely because it is so general among men as to be almost universal.

    • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

      Huh, this is one of the few political sites where every other comment doesn’t end with “Slava Ukraine!”, also, doesn’t call for the removal of Putin, the assassination of Putin, the arrest of Putin, and so on — as if with Putin gone the Duma would replace him with the Mahatma Gandhi type and we’d all hold hands singing Kumbaya and chanting oms; more likely an irredendist Russian General would step up, like General Chukiov, with revanchism on his mind, revenge in his heart, a hatred of the West, and his finger on the nuclear trigger. That who’s on deck not Ghandi.

      • Night Owl October 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

        You are clearly an agent of Putin, sir.

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

      More keen insight from Lil’ Tommy Clark! Hey Lil’ Tommy, ain’t you supposed to be down in Bugtussle FL helping your neighbors with the cleanup effort? Rumor has it that your carport is somewhere out over the Atlantic now headed for Euro or African shores, a Cuban immigrant getting the big wave ride of his life. Run along and fly away now Lil’ Minnetonkan snow bird. Shoo!

    • 100th Avatar October 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

      Anudda tuhn of da crank!

    • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      Tommy is a sock with a smiley face painted on it. Hard to figure what even animates him.

      • Anthea October 8, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        A lost soul.

        But where did he go?

  46. Paula D October 7, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

    Yesterday Mary linked to a Daily Mail article in which Ukrainians boasted about hunting down “Russian collaborators” “like pigs”.

    Today my husband tells me that NPR is reporting that they have found a mass grave of 500 people in Kharkov (which the Russians left almost a month ago) and they are accusing the Russians!

    This is an IQ test. As we know half of the population has IQs below 100, by definition, but anyone who believes that this was a Russian atrocity is a moron (IQ 51-70).

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      Reminds me of the atrocities the ‘enemy’ (e.g., victim) always reportedly committed in order to sway the American public to want them dead. Syria, Iraq, Iran… the public keeps falling for it.

      I remember the big one to justify Iraq was that 15 year old’s story about the babies being thrown out of incubators.

      Ironically, yesterday someone posted an article here about some 18 year old nutter actually doing that and worse, at some hospital, and it wasn’t even widely reported.

      • Paula D October 7, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

        Good points, Mary.

    • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      What did you conclude about Putin and the Russian vaccine? Is the Sputnik vaccine much less harmful than our ones – and thus forcing the conscripts to take it not an atrocity?

      • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

        I posted about that, it’s apparently not true they are forcing the vax on the conscripts or anyone in the military.

        • Jarek October 8, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          That’s good. What about the vaccine itself – same as ours or better?

          • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            No idea.

          • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            It’s the same as the AZ or the J&J. Instead of using nanolipidproteins to force mRNA into the cell, the way Pfizer and Moderna do, they use an adenovirus to force DNA into the cell.

            And then the same thing happens. The cell produces spike proteins which are released into the bloodstream and cause all kinds of havoc.
            So yeah, if Russians get the real thing, they have side effects.

    • KesaAnna October 8, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

      I try to withhold judgment until I see an actual smoking gun.

      500 ?

      500 is certainly the biggest metric in the world for the person who gets their head blown off .

      By other metrics , though ?

      Well , 500 may be just the casualties suffered in a nasty skirmish, for example .

      Plenty of possibilities with a ” small ” number like 500 , especially in war , which is anything but a situation normal – type situation.

      But , let us say that it was an honest – to – God Einsatzgruppen – type Russian atrocity ?

      I suppose that then that Paula D , at least , would understand where I’m coming from when my response would be ;

      ” Yeah , and how many atrocities did the U.S. Empire commit last week ? ”

      ” What- about- ism ” folks would say.

      But that label would hardly bother me .

      • Paula D October 8, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

        Russians would have to be magic to occupy a territory for 6 months and only commit mass murder after they leave.
        What is actually magic is the ability of the media to make people believe absurdities.

        But I get your point.

  47. cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

    Maybe House members simply want someone with a higher IQ and competency level to get the job done? Also, they are blaming low pay on lack of Blacks in the job; apparently Whites have more slush funds to live off of. Yeah, let’s give staffers a 6-figure salary, this ought to solve things. This should be nothing more than a middling entry level job, akin to working at Wal-Mart or McDonalds (California wages excluded).

    Following article excerpt:
    Top House staffers are still overwhelmingly white, study finds

    The senior aides who hold the most sway with members of Congress have grown more diverse in recent years, but still not nearly as diverse as the nation as a whole.

    A new study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies finds that people of color now occupy 18 percent of the top staff positions in the House — a 4-point increase since 2018, but still much lower than the 40 percent of Americans who aren’t white.

    The study notes that the House has moved to address the lack of diversity since the group’s last report in 2018, most notably by establishing a new Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

    While there is a representation deficit among top staffers, an ODI survey shows that staffers in general look more like America. In 2021, 69.3 percent of House staffers who responded to a survey were White and 15.2 percent were Black — both slightly overrepresented in comparison to their share of the U.S. population (60 and 12.4 percent, respectively).

    The relatively low pay for staff has been cited as a cause for the lack of diversity on the Hill. Congressional staff positions often operate like glorified internships that lead to lucrative lobbying jobs, but not everyone can afford to live on poverty wages in a city as expensive as Washington. Given the racial wealth gap — white families have eight times the wealth of Black families on average — low pay makes it harder for otherwise qualified candidates of color to seek staffer positions.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      Sounds like the number of black people is relative to the percentage of black people in America: 12-14%.

      So how is that not ‘diverse’?

      CTR/Postmodernist bollocks is so tiresome.

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

        Sorry, “CRT”

    • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

      Do people with degrees in bean counting have nothing better to do than these kind of studies?

      Well guess what!

      Black men are over represented in professional basketball.

      White lesbians are over represented on roller derby teams.

      Hispanics are over represented in the landscaping industry.

      Gay men are over represented the hairdressing industry.

      Asians are over represented in the computer industry.

      Jews are over represented in law, banking, the mass media and entertainment.

      Indian subcontinent people are over represented.in the medical and computer industries.

      I can go on all day. Does anyone really expect or want some kind of strict quota system in place everywhere? Or is the goal to selectively target areas where too many white people enjoy success? Replacing merit with identity politics seems to be the agenda.

      • MaryQueen October 9, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

        Great points, hmuller.

      • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

        Yes, Leftists do – when it benefits them by hurting White people. Of course it hurts other people too, like Asians. Or like anyone who is the most qualified but gets passed over because of this kind of shit.

  48. cowbell81 October 7, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

    Imagine my glee upon receiving the following e-mail in my account this afternoon (and I have copy/pasted exactly as it was sent without any modifications or corrections by myself):

    Dear,

    I am personal banker and accountant to energy magnate/investor a national of your country and happens to share the same last name with you,He used to work with Shell – development company in Northsea. Here in after shall be referred to as my client.

    On the 21st of April 2017, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Houston-Dallas Highway . All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

    I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the finance company where the deceased had an account valued at about USD$5.2 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the the relatives for years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD5.2 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.

    I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me so that we can proceed ,

    Regard

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

      Yay, payday. 😀

    • gustafson.robert.22 October 7, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      Just send me your social and a document processing fee of 10k payable by check and we’ll begin this process.

      • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

        That’s the one!

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

      A guarantee! What could possibly go wrong?

    • BackRowHeckler October 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

      Email from Lagos, Nigeria lol.

      At any rate it sounds like your ship has come in, as they used to say.

      Congratulations!

      • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

        So says the girls at the docks.

      • hmuller October 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

        Yes siree Bob,. I only trust Nigerian princes who have hit a banking snag.

      • Jarek October 9, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        There is a Cult of Whites who turn the tables on these Black clowns. Sometimes getting them to dress up in ridiculous costumes as a show of good faith before sending the funds.

        • hmuller October 9, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

          A most unusual cult!

    • elysianfield October 7, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

      Bell,
      I have a large piece of construction equipment that I have up for sale for $12K. Got an Email offering me the full price where a check would be sent to me, and then a shipping company contracted to pick the machine up. I was to use some special horseshit bank account.

      I thanked them for their interest, but told them that I just sold the machine to a Nigerian Prince, who was sending me a check….

    • SpeedyBB October 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

      Sorry, I already have too much money, money that I can’t even give away there is so much of the darn stuff.

      Maybe you have an idea about that? I’d appreciate any suggetions. I am being buried alive.

      Sincerely,

      Phil T. Rich

  49. Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

    Padraig Martin, on Gab:

    “Interestingly, since Kiev has been tied up in a war within Ukraine, European populist political parties are gaining strength and winning elections. Sweden, Italy, and now Bulgaria all elected conservative parties.

    Kiev was the headquarters for almost every subversive American political manipulation operation in Europe – from George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation to John McCain’s brain-child, the International Republican Institute.”

  50. anmariwakaranai October 7, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

    afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/lorena/2022/october/05/last-calls-and-consecration/

    The Tribulation will begin after the Last Blood Moon of this year, this Blood Moon will be the Sign of the Beginning of ALL, therefore PRAY at Hour and Hour before the Altar before the Blessed Sacrament, bend your knees and ask for Mercy and Clemency for ALL Humanity

    Quotes, Lorena, Last Calls

    • anmariwakaranai October 7, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      Blood moon, nov 7/8 2022

      • Alzaebo October 7, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

        That’s an interesting date…

        • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

          Last year, it was December 8th or so that she warned us was the ‘last call’

          It keeps changing…

          • spaingaroo October 8, 2022 at 7:51 am #

            people are still thirsty, so last call takes a while

    • Woodchuck October 8, 2022 at 9:09 am #

      reminds me of a Tennyson poem I had to memorize in high school English class:

      “Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
      And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea”

      • SpeedyBB October 8, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

        What? Tennyson puts out?

  51. Ed Haskell October 7, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    I, too, am strangely confident.

    Cheers

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

      Eddy,

      Have you confided this to Ward and June Cleaver, as well?

      • Ed Haskell October 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

        Disaffected,

        Yes and, of course, my friend Wally and little Theodore.

        Cheers!

        • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

          Good to hear! I’d hate to see the next episode get unduly disrupted, I just so love this show!

  52. hustled enough October 7, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

    Hi JHK Admin,
    “In my soon-to-drop next podcast, blogger Tom Luongo (of Gold, Goats, and Guns) introduces a surprising twist: the election takes place, he says, but the Party of Chaos finds a way to delay the announcement of the results via procedural shenanigans that go on for weeks after November 8, leaving the country in a state of anxious limbo. What an idea! Such a strategy would wreck the last shred of public trust in elections without having to cancel, postpone, or overtly overthrow the process. It would also invite just the sort of public protest that the Party of Chaos can spin into another insurrection narrative.”

    And will we hear a “Well, I was wrong about that one” after the election, if as I suspect it doesn’t happen the way you are speculating it might? And if the usual suspects on the right decry the election as having been rigged–should the outcome not be their liking–will we hear people here advise them to pull there heads in? Or is the only result that won’t get people riled up about cheating, etc., be a victory for the Party of (non)-Chaos–though what party that might be eludes me at the moment…

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

      You remind me of Eyore (sp?) from Winnie the Pooh.

      • hustled enough October 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

        Well thank you vey much, MaryQueen; though I think I have more Tigger energy than Eeyore energy. 🙂

  53. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth October 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

    Jim, I do hope the elections go off without a hitch. I can’t wait for the marvelous changes the Right Party will bring. I’m sure they’ll waste no time in opening hearings to define what a woman is and that a man can’t become pregnant. I expect they’ll ban biological males from competing in Women’s amateur sports. All good things.

    I do not think they will abandon military aid to Ukraine, nor will they seek peace with Russia. If anything they’ll ratchet up the war noise. They also won’t interfere with the Fed and other than call for business tax relief they’ll do nothing for the economy that helps the average taxpayer.

    Chaos isn’t a party its a perverse Solution. US global superiority is at risk, the fiat currency is being challenged and the Deep State will use all means imaginable to keep the owners of the Western World in the lifestyle they have enjoyed.

    • Woodchuck October 7, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

      The Western World lifestyle? Former Vice President Dick Cheney famously declared, “The American way of life is non-negotiable.”
      According to this Dick, we’ll be enjoying the good life for centuries to come. In other words, don’t bother trying to negotiate with us about this issue. We are going to be Dicks about it forever.

      • Disaffected October 8, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        That’ll be his epitaph long after he and his evil spawn are dead.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

      They are selling anti-radiation remedies!

      https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/us-stockpile-nih-funded-radiation-sickness-drug-nplate-amgen/

      • Disaffected October 8, 2022 at 9:44 am #

        It’s another nuclear sunrise
        Starin’ slowly across the sky
        Kiss your ass goodbye

        • elysianfield October 8, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          It’s a radient nuclear sunrise
          glowing purple across the sky
          Pilates kept you limber,
          Now you can kiss your ass goodbye….

          • Disaffected October 8, 2022 at 11:10 am #

            You and Tucson Spur should collaborate!

        • elysianfield October 8, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          It’s a radient nuclear sunrise
          glowing purple across the sky
          Pilates kept you limber,
          Now you can kiss your ass goodbye….

          • MaryQueen October 8, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

            Ha!

  54. tom clark October 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

    Degrowth…wise words…thanks. In the meantime, kissee, kissee, kissee, Russia, Russia, Russia. I’m starting a Joe McCarthy write-in campaign. Ah, but I have no decency, right CFN?

    • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

      No, you just have no sense. Speaking of which, I sense that you were one of those umbilical cord babies, Lil’ Tommy. Did they make you ride the short bus up there in Minnetonka? Tragic, I guess.

    • MaryQueen October 7, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

      You’re one of the village idiots, but every village needs at least one.

      So, shine on, lil’ tommy!

      • Disaffected October 8, 2022 at 9:02 am #

        Could he be the ‘Crazy Diamond’ of which Pink Floyd spoke? The second coming of Syd Barrett?

  55. benr October 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

    Its being reported that electric vehicles are bursting into flames in Florida.

    Yet another problem with this failing tech they are pushing off on us.

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    Electric car owners have seen their rides catch fire after becoming waterlogged during Hurricane Ian and it can take hours to put the conflagrations out, a top Florida official warned Thursday.

    As the Sunshine State recovers from the punishing Category 4 storm that made landfall last week, first responders have faced further destruction from electric vehicles that were submerged in water from the extensive flooding and later caught fire, Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal, said on Twitter.

    “There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian,” he tweeted. “As those batteries corrode, fires start.

    “That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.”

    • benr October 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

      For your viewing pleasure.

      nypost.com/2022/10/06/electric-vehicles-catching-fire-in-florida-after-hurricane-ian/

      • Disaffected October 7, 2022 at 9:19 pm #