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A nation literally falling apart certainly might want to Build Back Better, but it also might want to consider building back differently, consistent with the signals that reality is sending to humankind these days. For instance, the signals that the old industrial paradigm is coming to an end, and that the furnishings and accessories of it may not be the ones that humankind actually requires going forward.

Alas, the psychology of previous investment tends to dictate that societies pound their capital — if they still have any —down a rat-hole in the vain and desperate attempt to keep old rackets going, and this is the essence of Mr. Biden’s infrastructure bill, a colossal confection of government over-reach with its thin cake layers, cloyingly thick “social justice” frosting, and its giant cherry-on-top of drawing on “capital” that doesn’t exist.

The main racket is the ongoing effort to replace a transactional economy of individual enterprise with the managerial state that attempts to allocate all resources and direct markets. We’ve seen that movie before. It beats a path directly to totalitarian tyranny, and that is already sickeningly visible in the pre-production activities for the new movie, with social media assisting government to set up total control of its citizens lives — actually copying the techniques already operating in China. (And you have to wonder whether we’re doing this on our own or at China’s prompting, considering all the money China lavished on the Biden family in recent years.)

Some pieces of the bill are just plain tragic, like the effort to prop up mass motoring by switching out electric cars for the old gasoline-powered cars that have ruled the land for a century. It’s an appealing fantasy, of course… but the electric car thing ain’t a’gonna happen, not at the scale envisioned, not unless the government plans to buy the electric cars and give them away to everybody, and that’s rather a stretch.

First, the whole mass motoring racket is falling apart more on its financial model than on whether the cars move by gasoline or electricity. Americans are used to buying cars on installment loans, and, with the middle-class withering away, there are ever-fewer credit-worthy borrowers for those loans (for ever more expensive cars). Soon, as the debt markets groan and wobble under the weight of massive new debt, there will also be even less hallucinated capital (“money”) to loan out to this shrinking pool of borrowers.

Second, the decrepit US electric grid can’t handle the charging needs of such a gigantic electric car fleet (and fixing the grid alone would be a trillion-dollar project). Third, the manufacturing of electric cars depends on scarce rare mineral resources that are not readily available in the US, but controlled by foreign nations. Fourth, car-making utterly depends on far-flung international supply lines for parts and electronics in a time when the integrated global economy is cracking up under the strain of desperate competition for dwindling resources and the ill-will generated by that. There are yet more kinks in the electric car scheme but those are enough.

Of course, this whole initiative is in the service of preserving a set of living arrangements that is going obsolete, namely, suburbia. The previous investment represented by all the housing subdivisions, commercial highway strips, malls, office parks, and super-highways pretty much drove the American economy since the Second World War. It’s understandable that we would be desperate to keep it all running, and fix the pieces that are falling apart, because it’s where we put most of our national wealth. It’s the whole American Dream in one nifty package. And, it sure seemed like a good idea at the time, in such a big country, with so much cheap land, and all that oil. But now things have changed and reality is sending us clear signals that we have to live differently. The effort to oppose reality is apt to be ruinous for us.

A thumping sense of triumph attended the roll-out of the Build Back Better infrastructure bill, at least on the Democrats’ side, especially with all the chocolate Easter eggs for “social justice” lodged in the $1.9 trillion basket. I imagine it will mark the Biden regime’s high point of esprit. By the time Congress churns through it all, the financial markets will be sending florid distress signals of deepening instability and, with Covid lockdowns ending (or even if they resume), warm weather will bring out people angry about one thing or another into the streets, and a number of pending legal matters — the Derek Chauvin verdict, the Durham investigation, the Hunter Biden case at DOJ, and perhaps the burgeoning and rather sinister new Matt Gaetz melodrama — will stir the pot that the American zeitgeist is brewing in, with plumes of chaos wafting over the land. By fall, Build Back Better might transmogrify into the ominous question: build back anything?


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  1. PeteAtomic April 2, 2021 at 8:46 am #

    Good morning, Jim. Thanks for the blog this morning.

    When I read and see the news about the Biden administration’s financial stimulus packages in the last several months, I can’t find any real historical parallels, at least from US history. This is much more gigantic then any New Deal program. Like the late night party goers from the Great Gatsby, there is an air of desperation in it all. As the boozing arcs toward an inevitable conclusion, the music only gets louder, the men more garrulous and obnoxious, and the women more garish & obscene.

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Love your analogy.

      Cardi B and Lady GagGag came to mind.

      The tanking of empires is not pretty, and we are already seeing insanity-as-normal, fetish-as-normal, depravity-as-normal everywhere we look.

      • Disaffected April 2, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        Both of these comments are spot-on excellent!

      • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 11:10 am #

        Right Mary, all things – the new normal, as if all things, by virtue of being new, are normal.

        • SW April 2, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

          Part of the new normal will also to allow transsexuals to join the military and receive sex-reassignment surgery. Heard it from Lester Holt’s own lips on Wednesday night news. Yep, if they play their cards right, their entire time in the military could be spent having surgery & recovering from surgery as it takes several operations to achieve a complete reassignment. I’m certain Russia, China, Iran, and even Israel (countries with real militaries) are laughing their asses off. Ours has turned into an ongoing group therapy session & sensitivity training bog.

          • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

            Yep, an original military acronym covers it, even mentions “normal” – SNAFU.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:26 am #

            Pretty sure we the people have to pay for their surgeries, correct?

            Utter insanity.

      • SpeedyBB April 3, 2021 at 9:40 am #

        (Hearing this since Biblical times.)

        Relax, Mary. The homos are not going to ruin your garden party.

        So amazing to feel the radiant anger and colossal disappointment from 10 time zones away.

        Whatever happened to “Go with the flow”?

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:28 am #

          I don’t think that a healthy society shoves sex and fetish into little kids’ faces.

          People like you do.

          A whole generation of kids has been destroyed by overly available online porn.

          Kids are told they are in the wrong body.

          A young man made a music video of being b*ttF*cked by satan and it’s marketed to kids.

          you think this is a healthy and normal, I don’t.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:29 am #

            Anyone who hasn’t seen the decline in our culture is probably too young to know any better, and probably already living a depraved and sick life style.

          • MisterBimmler April 4, 2021 at 10:35 am #

            Mary 5 and Speey BB: Notice how this wasn’t ever a thing until certain pressure groups began ramping up agitation in the ninteies and the aughts.
            Coming from the ‘You do you’ / ‘it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg’ demographic that never worried about what people were getting up to so long as no animals or children were harmed, it’s peculiar go find myself reflecting that maybe Rick Santorum wasn’t just being a gratuitous dick by banging on about gay marriage as th gateway to man on dog sex being legalized.
            Really everyone knew someone who was let’s say like back in the day, ‘a little swishy…light in the loafers’. Did you go beat their brains in? No. It was only when a narrow segment of the intelligentsia decided that not only did you need to ignore or tolerate ‘sin’, it needed to be taught in very graphic ways at younger and younger ages. Then people started freaking out. IT looks an awful lot like deliberate Social Engineering.

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

          BTW, I marched for the right of gay people to be able to marry. LOL.

          • MisterBimmler April 4, 2021 at 10:40 am #

            IT’s been shown that, in Canada at least, the precise foundations and tax shelter orgs that were involved in getting gay marriage legalized switched immediately to the promotion of ‘trans-rights’. IT’s also clea that huge sums of money were pushed through in a cycle from corporations and rich individuals to these trans rights groupsand then from those group as a donation to PM Trudeau’s party.
            Follow the money, honey.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

            I agree with both of your observations, Mr. Bimmler.

            What was tolerance is now not enough. They want institutionalization of the perversions and fetishes, to normalize it.

            And it is backed by money, and it is massive social engineering. Even mass hysteria, if you want to look at the 4000% increase in women cutting off their breasts and ‘becoming’ men.

            Gilead donated $4 million to the trans agenda last year. For what, I wonder? Investing in patients for life is my guess.

    • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

      Excellent connection. And I do believe that JHK is an older Nick Carraway: observing and recounting the madness. To stretch the FSF analogy to breaking point, the night we are heading into will be anything but tender.

      • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        And the lawyer defending Dereck Chauvin is the new Atticus Finch.

    • megaculpa April 2, 2021 at 7:24 pm #

      The Durham investigation? I think that horse left the barn, Jim.

  2. JC Penny April 2, 2021 at 8:55 am #

    Could be this summer…. but it’s more likely that the fan spraying feces will wait until next flu season. The Telly-Tubbies will all be cowering in their closets once more when cases spike by Nov 21. That’s when the proverbial straw on the camel’s back ($5T+) will push this sham off the cliff.

    So, get out and enjoy it while it lasts!

    • hortonz April 2, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      We’ve already gone into Lockdown 3.0 up here in Ontario. God knows what will happen to whatever is left of our small business, Drove around my city’s downtown yesterday and the only human activity I saw was an elderly homeless man pushing a shopping cart loaded down with his meagre belongings. Of course this being April Fools Day the politicians up in Ottawa decided to pull a fast one on the voters and give themselves a nice pay increase for all of the “hard work” they’re doing on behalf of their electors, To paraphrase Mark Twain, Canada has no know native criminal class with the exception of parliament,

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        Isn’t Ontario the place with zero deaths? How can they possibly justify this?

        • megaculpa April 2, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

          Ontario has had 7,400 covid deaths and the hospital ICU’s are at capacity.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:25 pm #

            Did flu, cancer and pneumonia disappear there, too?

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

            Even if the numbers aren’t puffed up, that’s a 0.052% population fatality rate.

            That’s not a pandemic.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

            How can ICUs be at capacity with so few Covid19 illnesses? Hmmm. Maybe it’s all the people who were refused treatment for the past year for other pressing illnesses and diseases.

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          • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:37 am #

            And the Soviet grain harvest this year was the greatest ever.

  3. Figaro April 2, 2021 at 9:12 am #

    Build Back Better?

    Yes…Trump, 2024.

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      Controlled opposition won’t save us.

      • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 11:12 am #

        Amen.

      • draupnir April 2, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        If he had been all that controllable, I don’t believe the Democrats would have gone to such dramatic lengths to remove him. He was a loose cannon screwing up all their plans, and they couldn’t afford another four years of him. He had to go, and they are angry with us too.

        • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

          It was a show. It distracted for 4 years while they put the Great Reset plans in motion. First, install TDS and have Trump do outrageous tweeting that drives them into an insane degree of hatred for him. Then, use that to make them devoted to media authoritarians and desperate for him to be out of office. Third, reward them by removing him from office (after impeachment attempts that were also torture to the libs, when it didn”t remove him). So they think they got their final ‘reward’ when he ‘lost’ but it was part of the shit show. He also condemned the people who came to the capitol to support him. He’s like the Bernie Sanders of the right.

          Trump & Clintons = good friends. Daughters are besties. He pushed the vaxx, he didn’t stop Obama/Bush wars, he was largely ineffectual.

          By design.

          He kept conservatives from standing up for themselves. He’s now asked his supporters to get vaxxed.

          He did not jail HRC. As promised. Why?

          • draupnir April 2, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

            Clinton never thought for an instant she would lose. Her fury and disappointment were written all over her the next day. If they had believed she could lose they’d have taken additional steps to prevent such a thing in 2016. Hubris is like that. I mentioned at the time that it was probably the last true election we will ever have. They were obviously not prepared for such an outcome and there must have been some quick powwows because pretty shortly thereafter CNN started jumping on everything Trump said and the way he said it. They would take a phrase out of context and bludgeon him to death with it. I could hardly believe they dared to ridicule the POTUS in such a manner and set such a precedent. Their tactics weren’t even the least bit subtle and I recognized them from the halls of high school.

          • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

            I’m not so cynical about Trump. I think he’s a guy who genuinely loves his country, unlike Obama, who hates everything to do with it. I also believe he really wanted to drain the swamp. However, there was probably a certain point where he realized that the evil was to dark and deep and that after the election fraud, the new transgendered military wouldn’t support him. Now, despite what the Q worshippers believe, he’ll just stick to golf and sending out angry tweets. Fresh and far more ruthless blood is required. Whether we get it or not is a moot point.

          • Maple April 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

            Hereward…indeed….moreover, don’t you think it is quite possible he realized he and family would be killed? That makes sense, eh?

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

            NOne of you think this isn’t theater?

            I find that astounding.

            Everything you think about Trump is not based on any evidence. It’s just you, deciding that it must be true because he’s such a good man.

            Well, I hate to break it to you. No one gets to be president who isn’t playing the game Nobody.

            And many insiders have said the winners are chose in advance. Hilary may have blown a gasket, or maybe she was faking.

            This shit is WWF and less convincing, IMHO.

          • Justin April 3, 2021 at 8:21 am #

            I agree with most of that assessment, and I also agree with what this article hinted at. That China is the model to set the example for what is happening with the quarantines, lock downs, non-pandemic, WHO, and the protection for all pro-China operatives.
            Not to mention, don’t forget the Clinton email deposition that was ordered, but has still not happened. Looks like that has been swept under the carpet, and covered up too…
            https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-victory-federal-court-orders-deposition-of-hillary-clinton-on-emails-and-benghazi-attack-records/

            Although, it is possible that Trump was not on the Chinese payroll, as so many others are.

          • SpeedyBB April 3, 2021 at 9:53 am #

            Maple, what I read is that Melania, ever the nimble survivor, “urged” The Donald to pack right up and get the hell out of Dodge.

            Could there have been a sit-down with humorless DS operatives who advised the CiC that were he to elect to stick around, he might join the unhappy legion of perforated Prezzes?

            Wiser to cut your losses and hit the road … like that casino in Jersey …

          • MisterBimmler April 4, 2021 at 10:44 am #

            Trump was definitely in on the game. I do think he wanted to have direct impact on policy but he had to be reminded constantly that the American president is there to carry out policies decided at Chatham House.

    • bluedog April 2, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

      Now lol is that suppose to be an April fools’ joke if it is it’s a dandy..

      • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:39 am #

        Maple: and that too. I’m sure they made him watch a few thousand Zapruder re-runs.

  4. tinfoilhatted Canuck April 2, 2021 at 9:17 am #

    Jim,
    Your points are well taken and continue to point the aware citizen down The Long Emergency road.

    I was caught by your statement “ The effort to oppose reality is apt to be ruinous for us.“ If I might make a suggestion, this is gaining increasing weight geopolitically as the administration marches us ( Cdn poodle citizen here ) inexorably to war in Ukraine as we use our puppet there to draw the hated Ruskies into a conflict that could go Fubar very quickly.

    Just an observation that domestic and foreign policies play on each other, sometimes one being an accelerant to the other.

    • Ishabaka April 2, 2021 at 10:04 am #

      To quote Fred Reed: “There are three grades of military stupid – dumb, dumber, and going to war with Russia”.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

        My oldest son has 3 months left in the military. Praying that he can get out before the rotational ventilation apparatus turns brown.

        • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

          another victim of white welfare: US military

          • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:42 am #

            Not US military, and he ain’t the kind of kid who needs welfare. Glad he’s leaving, though and that a transgendered lesbian with ingrowing toenails because of white supremacy will be taking his place and facing the missiles.

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 10:04 am #

      if there is a huge die off, its not long. just deadly.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      Vanishing in an atomic flash sounds quite pleasant compared to the future Gates, Schwab, and the other controllers have planned for us.

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:32 am #

        Agree.

      • Disaffected April 2, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        Yes. Turn and face the flash! It will be over before the blast wave hits you. I was thinking about that very thing just this morning from atop a hill high over the place it all began.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          I was thinking that, ideally I’d like to be in a grassy park with some woods off to the side, laying in the sunshine after a light picnic lunch, buzzed on a couple glasses of white wine, then –

          POOF!!!

          • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

            You have to love the saying, “He died doing what he loved” – unfortunately, for a friend of mine, it was the babysitter.

          • Disaffected April 2, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

            LOL! Hey, babysitters need loving too! Just beware of getting #MeToo’d afterward.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

            @Ron – LOL!

  5. getsome April 2, 2021 at 9:17 am #

    Add European anger directed at lockdowns and mandatory jabs, the blessing by the bidet admin of Ukrainian US directed idiot acting as president (sound familiar) declaring war on Russia, which has responded with impressive military buildup, 10yr approaching 2% and said Chauvin trial which should end with exoneration but if politics prevails, look for law enforcement to cease in blue cities. This poorly written/acted kabuki play is rapidly falling apart. I seriously doubt that we’ll see any results from this new infrastructure bill. No build back in blue cities burned down this summer. Level and leave.
    My neighbor farms various plots around the county (southern Va). We were discussing real estate in that several NJ folks have just moved into several places around here. He has seen houses With AT LEAST 2 acres sell before the listing is a Month old. Has to be individuals not needing outside income as this county is second poorest in Va and has no large employers. Reading the tea leaves very well.
    A “Hobson’s choice”. That would be a loving god saying unless you worship Jesus you’ll be doomed to hell. But you have free will. And ignore my directing genocide, rape and murder in my book. Deuteronomy 20:17; Deuteronomy 22-28/29 and Leviticus 20:13.
    A Children’s fairy tale still captivating mentally challenged children. (Include ALL other manmade salves for the mentally/emotionally weak). Nuff Said.

    • C.O.Jones April 2, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

      @getsome More than “nuff said.”

      Your slanderous accusation is contemptible. Nowhere in the bible does God direct rape. The murder prescribed is that of pagans who would have believers murdered. God gave his people the strength to overcome superior numbers by being with them.

      If you spent some time studying rather than reading Dawkins and his ilk, you might understand but that’s too much work for pseudo intellectuals – much easier to run off at the mouth about a “children’s fairy tale” than it is to actually discern and learn.

      There IS a battle of good vs. evil – look at Gates saying we need to eliminate CO2 and depopulate the planet. He counts on his acolytes parroting his unscientific but spiritual gibberish the same as he does when he says we need to block the sun and modify our DNA with his jab. If we only had the mental capacity to understand his brilliance, we would realize that God made mistakes by creating photosynthesis and in crafting our DNA.

      Echoing Dawkins in a similar manner should put you first in line for the DNA modifying jab. Well done!

      • aibohphobia April 2, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

        Well, they DO say that every time Richard Dawkins opens his mouth, 20 people decide to give God another try….

        • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 6:23 am #

          I can believe that. He’s a smug, annoying creature.

          Perhaps both Dawkins and those rich televangelists are each really batting for the other’s side.

          BTW, my apologies on MaryV’s behalf if you were offended the other day by her asserting twice that you were my ‘sock’. Can’t have been nice. 🙂

          Mary doesn’t do apologies herself, so you’ll have to make do with mine.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

            Now you’re speaking for me?

            Narcissists gotta narcissist.

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

            Oh, sorry, did you want to apologise to aibohphobia yourself for referring to him/her as my ‘sock’?

            The floor is yours.

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

            Do let me know if you’d like me to indicate the posts I’m referring to. You did it twice, so feel free to apologise twice if you want to. 🙂

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

            Logic would suggest you owe me an apology too, of course.

            There are two us implicated in your desperate little fib, Narc.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

            Oooh I really got GA’s panties in a twist.

            Really angry I won’t do her bidding.

            Funny stuff.

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 5:52 am #

            There you go again. Toys, pram …

            I don’t care what you do, but I’m enjoyong watching you make a fool of yourself saying things you can’t back up or back out of.

          • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:46 am #

            Green Alba: I’ve always found that christian fundamentalists and militant atheists have a lot in common. Namely, a complete lack of humor and a total inability to question their own foundational beliefs. In the fundie case, that’s the infallibility of the bible; in the atheist case, the bizarre belief, despite ever growing evidence, that natural selection and random mutations can explain the biological complexity of the world around us. A plague on both their houses!

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 9:52 am #

            I agree with you about fundies of both sides, Hereward.

            That’s why, after decades of considering myself a Christian, but mostly a very questioning one, the only ‘-ism’ that I’ll accept to describe myself is ‘a-theism’, not ‘atheism’. What I have is a lack of convincing belief in a deity, not a convincing belief that one doesn’t exist. Most people would call that an agnostic. But all agnostics are a-theists by definition. They do not have a belief in a deity, although they may allow that one could exist.

            You said you were a Brit, I think? So hello! Are you a Brit in Britain or a Brit in America? Only if you wish to confirm, obviously …

      • Anthea April 2, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

        Religion is largely an exercise in knowing who you are, and seeking both greater knowledge of who you are and greater fidelity to that highest self. (I dislike to say “highest self” or “truest self,” as there is no sliding scale of options; there is only the self versus nonentity. Where you have nonentity seeking acknowledgement of its existence, you get Cardi B.)

        I think one may certainly question whether the Bible or most conventional religion offers a useful guide in this matter of seeking the self. I am not even sure that such is generally their purpose. Their purpose seems to be more a matter of trying to mold people into a kind of facsimile of an “enlightened” person–that is, getting them to refrain from the more spectacular manifestations of nihilism, such as lying, cheating, stealing, and killing, or aborting babies, or recording songs like WAP.

        I can’t really say that I think this is a bad thing, and perhaps it is the approach best suited for most of humanity. If you learned anything from the covid hysteria, it that most of humanity exists in some kind of larval stage. Maybe the best approach to self-improvement, where there is no self-awareness or inwardness, is to realize that you are working with a monkey, and the greatest advantage that can be attained is to put it in a little suit or a little dress and carefully train it not to throw feces.

        Some religions do offer a methodology for seeking the self directly, rather than merely going to work on the outward appearance. Many don’t explicitly say so–that that is the purpose of various spiritual exercises. May it is even dangerous to encourage the great mass of humanity in this pursuit.

        • messianicdruid April 2, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

          The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion.

      • MisterBimmler April 3, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

        Well plus, if you take a gnostic view, the divine entity directing the murder of innocents in Ye Olde Testament is not the true god but an imposter anyway.

    • Maple April 2, 2021 at 7:24 pm #

      Whether Chauvin fries, walks or anything in between….no matter. This coming summer will make last year’s look like the Mousketeers.

      • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 7:18 pm #

        Yes, first we thought it would settle down if Dems ‘won’ the election. Nope.

        They are still at it.

        • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:48 am #

          It’s rather like the homosexuals saying they’d leave us alone if only we’d let them marry. Enough is never enough for the inherently unhappy folks of the Left.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 9, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      @Getsome – I am in full agreement about all religions being fairy tales, but must disagree that their sole utility is for captivating mentally challenged children. Humans have a yearning to fill that void labeled “Is this all there is to life?”

      Religion fills the void – keeps millions satisfied – and provides some moral guideposts for our otherwise unruly race of intelligent apes.

      In the absence of belief in an Almighty creator who will hold you to account for your actions in this life we get…….Antifa, BLM, the Democrat Party, and other manifestations of the “Free Shit Army” – better known as “Communism.” The result of which is DEATH in the hundreds of millions.

      Yeah, religious kooks also kills lots of people, but they pale in comparison with the industrial strength mass murder propagated by communists.

      So, I say let the Christians, Jews, Buddhists, etc. do their thing. They do more good than harm. You can’t say that about communists.

  6. bukowskisghost April 2, 2021 at 9:22 am #

    It’s obvious that Mr Kunstler is in his seventies. His blogs have become a never ending deja vu all over again. His humor has become brittle and bitter like the uncle who repeats the same unfunny jokes every time he visits. Perhaps this critique will remind him of the good old days when someone like John Simon would eviscerate plays, movies and books with glee….. sigh.

    Buk’s Ghost — That’s downright uncharitable of you. And what’s your contribution to this culture? Styling yourself as the ghost of squalid alcoholic poetaster? That ain’t much. We will not be hearing from you anymore. Adios.– JHK Admin

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 9:57 am #

      This is no time for hope and good change.

      we already were offered those cliches.

    • Pete April 2, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      It is deja vu all over again. The Trump presidency was an obstacle to the DNC’s maniacal plans to take over the world. Pinky and the Brain are in charge now, but the Brain is a little off his game, so Pinky is driving.

      Mr. Kunstler, in my estimation has been a steadfast voice of reason for the past 5 years I’ve been reading his material. He has not adopted any strict ‘party line’ in any of the commentary I’ve read. I think he’s been spot on for calling them as they show themselves.

      He hasn’t a lock on the truth, I don’t think anyone actually does. But if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And JK’s been calling it a duck for a long time.

      I guess this doesn’t comport with your point of view. How you could dismiss the machinations of the DNC for the past five years is truly remarkable and speaks to collective, willful ignorance of those who would abdicate their responsibility to think for themselves.

      • rube-i-con April 2, 2021 at 10:31 am #

        then again, predictions of wholesale collapse have been around for centuries, and have yet to fruit

        yes, there have been some noteworthy near-misses (carlin: Bullshit! It~s a near hit!), viz the 2008 housing chernobyl and the forced bail-ins

        i do believe in the long run they will occur though

        • rainmaker April 2, 2021 at 10:36 am #

          rube-i-con, when is the last time we overpopulated the planet with 8 billion humans who basically eat oil, which is now in decline?

        • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

          That’s true enough. What must people have thought when the Black Death hit? That was certainly an End-Times event if ever there was one. However, what’s truly scary today is that we have the same evil urges humans have always had, but with the difference that we have far more power to put them into practice.

        • Anthea April 2, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

          Wholesale collapse has occurred cyclically for millennia. It is pretty much one of the cycles of nature. Human social/political organizations are born and die. The question of whether this endless cycle of death and rebirth produces fruit is a more difficult one.

      • shotho April 2, 2021 at 10:36 am #

        The DNC is very bad, but the RNC might be worse; at least, worse hypocrites. Forget about smaller government and balanced governments for the Repubs, but they will still try to fool you when they are out of power; just look what they do when in power and that includes Trump as well.

    • rainmaker April 2, 2021 at 10:13 am #

      You can stop reading Clusterfuck anytime you wish, you know. Free will and all that jazz.

      • rainmaker April 2, 2021 at 10:14 am #

        Directed to Bukowski, – sorry…

        • benr April 2, 2021 at 10:31 am #

          We all knew it and agreed with you.

    • neurodoc April 2, 2021 at 10:20 am #

      Ageism, like sexism and racism, will soon get you doxed, ostracized, and unemployable, even if you think you are anonymous (which no longer exists anywhere on the net). Your identify can readily be hacked on this or any site. Watch your mouth. Engage brain before speaking/writing.

      Also, the use of ‘buko’ totally gives away your identify and history on this specific site.

      Criminals, plants, and trolls always unconsciously give themselves away.
      🙂

      • neurodoc April 2, 2021 at 10:21 am #

        Directed to “buko” if there’s any confusion.

        • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          Who’s “buko”?

          • elysianfield April 2, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

            Ron,
            He who’s name shall not be mentioned….

    • Not_GeorgeT April 2, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      Though age does not necessarily impart wisdom, neither should it be disparaged. A lot of living provides a lot of experience. That said, JHK has a firm grasp of the situation. As others will point out, if you don’t like reading it, read something else.

      My suggestion is read his books. Adapters will be far better positioned to survive and possibly thrive.

      We are at the edge of the energy cliff without a societal safety net, living in the financial bubble of all bubbles.

      Not a good situation.

    • devon44 April 2, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      Buk – you were better when you drank the hard liquor. That cheap German wine has rotted your gut.

    • Rodster April 2, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      You would be bitter too if you became aware of the ongoing decades old “mental rape fuck” those in charge having performing on the population. It’s now becoming blatantly obvious that only those with an extremely low IQ don’t seem to understand. But then again Pat Moynihan used to call it the “dumbing down of America”.

    • par4 April 2, 2021 at 11:49 am #

      fuck off buckaroo

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

      “…I had on a pair of old bluejeans, and they said
      oh, you’re a writer, eh?
      and I said: well, some think so.
      and some still think so . . .
      others, of course, haven’t quite wised up yet.
      two weeks later they
      ran me out
      of town.”

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      Agree with JHK, uncharitable, un-called for.

      Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. As they say.

    • Enough Already April 2, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

      Looks like Jim is now cancelling people for unpopular posts. Isn’t this exactly the cancel culture and censorship you so loathe, Jim? Are you going to cancel me too?

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

        JHK said exactly why he booted Buko. It wasn’t because the post was unpopular.

        Also? You don’t know what cancel culture is, apparently.

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        If you deal in insults instead of issues, yes you will be cancelled.

        Name calling is stupid and belongs on the elementary playground, not on this blog.

        • Enough Already April 2, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

          First of all, Buko literally just got cancelled for posting an unpopular point of view. If that’s not cancel culture, then you’re right; I don’t know what cancel culture is.

          Second, JohnAZ, half the comments on this site are insults. They’re not usually insults of Jim, but they are insults nonetheless. See for example:

          “Buk – you were better when you drank the hard liquor. That cheap German wine has rotted your gut.”

          April 2, 2021 at 11:49 am #
          fuck off buckaroo”

          “the blessing by the bidet admin”

          So if the ground rules are that insults are not allowed, then Jim should be applying that evenly.

          • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

            It’s his court.
            His ball.

            It suits

            Facecrook
            Twatter
            YouBoob
            InstaScam

          • Enough Already April 2, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

            Exactly my point, 100th Avatar. Jim hates it when those platforms censor, and has written at great length about how de-platforming is leftist fascism. I tend to agree with Jim on this particular issue. I think the deplatforming, particularly of speakers at universities, etc. is undemocratic. And yet, Jim has just deplatformed someone. So what does that say?

          • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            It is exactly my point.

            People need to abandon corporate social media.
            Stop selling themselves to the parasites.

            It is their company and there is no free lunch.
            No free service.

            You sold yourself so that you can up-thumb or follow someone or something.
            For that empowerment.
            For the ability to broadcast what makes you, you.
            I like, and like, and like and me, and me and me

            So you can induce envy and broadcast your best moments
            your best pics
            your best you
            Solipsism-media

            So you can give your hot take (provided it meets community guidelines) on anything and anyone.
            Did it get a like???!! Let me check…and check.. and check.
            Addict.
            As programmed.
            As predicted.
            As engineered.

            If you do not like it leave
            And more people should not like it.
            And more people should leave

            But “most people don’t know what they like” -Steve Jobs
            And most people are not too bright
            And most people cannot resist
            biting the hand

          • benr April 2, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            He was attacking the site.
            Since he has repeatedly attacked the site and the host for the content he chose to post Jim gave him the option to not come back without a third fourth or fifth name change.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

            No. Again: JHK clearly booted him for needlessly insulting JHK. Not because the post was ‘unpopular’. Where did JHK say that’s the reason? Nowhere. How do you know the post was unpopular? There is no like/dislike option.

            “fuck off” is not an ad-hominem attack. It’s not name-calling. And re: “Bidet” if Biden were up here commenting, then he could complain about it. But he isn’t.

            Attacking the host isn’t smart. I also don’t allow that on my facebook page. That’s not cancel culture, or censorship. Think of your site as your living room. You’ve invited in friends. Do you allow the drunk and disorderly guest who’s badmouthing you for no reason to stay? I wouldn’t.

            Cancel culture is the ruining of someone’s life as much as humanly possible because you disagree with their position on issues. This includes doxxing, reporting the person to their employer hoping to get them fired, getting their speaking engagements cancelled, trying to get them arrested, etc.

            Not even close to kicking someone off your blog.

          • elysianfield April 2, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

            “First of all, Buko literally just got cancelled for posting an unpopular point of view”

            Enough,
            Not the case. He was intentionally insulting…. You can say exactly what he said in a manner that would be civil, and remain. Remember, the art of diplomacy is being able to tell someone to go to hell, and make them look forward to the journey.

          • elysianfield April 2, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

            “It’s obvious that Mr Kunstler is in his seventies. His blogs have become a never ending deja vu all over again. His humor has become brittle and bitter like the uncle who repeats the same unfunny jokes every time he visits. Perhaps this critique will remind him of the good old days when someone like John Simon would eviscerate plays, movies and books with glee….. sigh”

            You know that much of the readership are pushing the actuarial limits.70+…including our host. He continues to post his recurring themes and beliefs, which, admittedly, are well understood by many of the faithful, but perhaps are new to recent members. Like many of us, his jokes are well used and sometimes repeated (me being an exception, of course). It is best to be reminded of the “good old days”, as they are quickly fading into memory, and also of the “Bad Old Days”, in which he likes to remind us, are soon to be the new normal…sigh….

      • Enough Already April 2, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        “ Think of your site as your living room.”

        Got it. So Facebook had every right to de-platform Trump then.

        • eatabanker April 2, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

          Mary’s simile is excellent. There is an immeasurable moral, financial and intellectual difference between a private blog and a hosting platform.
          Bukowskisghost was merely indulging ad hominem,
          not debating the points of the post. Why wouldn’t Mr. Kunstler has every right to toss the rude, pointless and distracting poster
          from his personal, free blog?

          How was your point on Facebook/Trump material to the thread?
          It had nothing at all to do with the dialogue following Bukowskisghost and Jim’s exchange.
          You may want to consider when it’s appropriate or productive to post an opinion on a seperate topic. If you find it relevant, start your own thread on that subject. Or even create your own blog.
          Attempting to please everyone is a fool’s errand.

          • Enough Already April 2, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

            My point is that Facebook is also a private forum, and therefore can make its own rules and therefore, according to the rules put forth by Mary, it is not cancel culture to prohibit certain speech according to whatever rules the host wishes to implement. Perhaps there is a difference between a private blog and a platform. That’s worth exploring further. What’s the line between the two? When does the government get to start mandating what sort of speech a private company must allow, and when is it fully up to the host to determine those rules? Those are interesting questions.

            I think it’s worth noting, though, that according to the simile put forth, Jim is perfectly comfortable allowing people in his living room to call the President of the United States “Bidet,” spout all sorts of antisemitic nonsense about George Soros, call people rancid names, etc. That seems like a pretty terrible way to manage one’s living room.

            It’s too bad, because I used to like Jim Kunstler. I think he has a lot of very interesting things to say about suburbia, urban planning, and automobile culture. It’s just a shame that he decided to go full tilt into white grievance. I guess it pays the bills, though.

            And no need to ban me. I have no interest in being here any longer.

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

            And Monsanto is a family farm – the Monsanto family farm.

            You’re ridiculous.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 2, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

            Enough Already –

            Eh. Every once in a while someone needs to go into the bin.

            Who?

            Generally, those who only show up to talk shit to the host and then disappear. This is a few weeks in a row now for bukowski, so he’s been unceremoniously pitched.

            It’s what he wanted. That much is clear.

            It’s like the blog equivalent of suicide by cop.

            Not exaclty censorship, you see. More like, “fuck off then”.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

            @EnoughAlready

            “I have no interest in being here any longer” after paragraphs of boring lecture that has no basis in reality.

            No one was talking about Facebook censorship. I was talking about how I treat someone being abusive on my timeline.

            You have zero ability to understand what words mean. It’s pretty extraordinary.

            But you did think you could move goal posts just enough to use the libDem line “private businesses can do what they want”. LOL, no they can’t. There are plenty of laws, including discrimination laws.

            I find the new batch of authoritarian LibDems to be some of the most uninformed, and yet proud of their ignorance, phenomenon yet.

            Very Stasi-like, and also remind me of those stupid guards of the galaxy in Star Wars who were so easily suggestible.

        • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

          Wow.

          No.

          This isn’t facebook. This is one man’s blog.

          Facebook is a social media platform; Kunstler’s is not.

          Your ignorance continues to astound me.

          • benr April 3, 2021 at 8:06 am #

            TROLLS got to troll I guess even when they look like morons,
            It’s pretty obvious Enoughthen is the dumped buckowski clown revamped took him no time to get a new e-mail address and name.
            Some people just like to douchebags.

        • benr April 3, 2021 at 8:03 am #

          Trump never attacked Facebook and Zuckerberg does not write content pathetic comparison.
          Down vote for faulty logic.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 9, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

        JHK does not bounce people out of here for “unpopular posts” but rather for unwarranted personal attacks against him.

        It is akin to insulting a man in the parlor of his own home. That’s get you tossed out on the street by the scruff of your sorry neck every time.

  7. BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 9:33 am #

    Ct legislature begs to differ. A new law has passed committee vote that abolishes local zoning for the purpose of state funded Section 8 housing being built in suburbs and dwindling rural areas, and moving city residents out of crumbling, crime infested, squalid housing projects in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport (using Build Back Better schwag)

    So the Dem controlled legislature thinks suburbs are pretty great, albeit racist and exclusionary. They’re aiming to fix that. Needless to say, even rich lefties with BLM signs posted on their well manicured, expansive front lawns are getting a little bit nervous, haha.

    Hey, Russian armor division rolling west toward Ukraine. Remember when President Trump insisted Euopean countries pay their fair share for maintaining NATO, and globalists, lefties and elitists hammered him for it? Insisting the US foot the whole bill? That Trump was “turning his back on our gallant allies?” Well, now, it’s time to see if the billions spent on NATO for the past 60 years was worthwhile. For example, the feminized Dutch army — a gallant ally — might have to interrupt their hemp cultivating duties and be thrown into the Dombass Region to stop the Russian Tank Juggernaut, a force which might not care so much about inclusiveness and ensuring transgender rights in their Armored Corps.

    Brh

    • Pete April 2, 2021 at 10:00 am #

      The Crimea is belong to Russia. They won’t be giving it back. When you look at the Biden Regime’s instigation in Ukraine now, you should consider how disingenuous the first Trump impeachment was.

      That impeachment was more about what is happening right now in the Ukraine, than quid-pro-quo.

      There’s not going to be any rallying behind the troops for this go-round. The democrats broke it, now they own it.

      • benr April 2, 2021 at 10:10 am #

        Goes right along with the prescient phrase “All your base are belong to us”.

        • benr April 2, 2021 at 10:11 am #

          Not to be confused with the other great saying…” Somebody set up us the bomb.”

          • Pete April 2, 2021 at 10:18 am #

            My favorite Russian saying comes from Admiral Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov, who said, “Better is the enemy of Good Enough.”

        • Maple April 2, 2021 at 7:37 pm #

          Phrase straight from the oven in Saint Pete no doubt.

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 10:03 am #

      highways are now racist. see breitbart.

      biden says so.

      • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 10:08 am #

        That Pete Buttplug’s initiative.

        Oil pipelines are racist too.

        Safe to say, pretty much everything that ensures a modern western way of life is racist.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 10:41 am #

          Only if the thing is located in a Western nation.

          It’s A-OK if it’s located in the PRC.

        • SvrzoH April 2, 2021 at 10:44 am #

          Non racist pipeline stands for “Build back better”.
          At least that’s what Jim writes about.
          Not that I am for But’s or any other clown’s initiative.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 9, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

        In a world where everything has now been declared “racist,” clearly nothing at all can be “racist.” Exact equality across all people, places, things, and times has been established. Everything is equally racist.

        We are all FINALLY equal!

        Whew. This must be a big relief to many.

    • Soloview April 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

      Victoria “F*ck-the-EU” Nuland, back as SD undersecretary simply doesn’t understand how much the ground as shifted during her forced holidays in Trump’s time. All indications are Russia had enough of the US and EU garbage thrown at it. There is no promise for Putin to hold out hope in appeasing the idiots who f*cked up their global strategy by forcing him to become the junior partner of China (which certainly wasn’t his or Russia’s preference). The feeling is growing strong in Russian media that Putin should hit them hard in Eastern Ukraine, and even – and this is a new punchline not seen before – that Russia should drop any pretense and get its armed forces involved in Donbas openly and take more territory to protect the enclaves’ civilians. Some even advocate taking Kiev and install a friendly government, which would expel the US diplomatic mission and suspend its relationship with the US and the EU. I have never seen this before in places known to be closely following Putin’s policy. One of the Kremlin’s TV bullhorns, Dmitry Kiseljov, said the other day it it was “time to stop the bullshit”. (He used Putin’s favorite word for “garbage”, chush). With not much to lose (other than Nord Stream 2, which is now iffy anyhow) Putin may well be tempted to call out Nuland’s bluff that the U.S. is going to defend Ukraine. I think it would be six years overdue, but better late than never.

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

        Hmmm

        Russia. Ukraine

        China Taiwan

        Both burrs under the respective blankets of the countries put their by the US.

        A measure of Biden’s inadequacy on foreign policy.

        • Hereward the Woke April 5, 2021 at 8:56 am #

          To be fair to Biden (can’t believe I just wrote that!), this has been brewing for a long time. The megalomanic EU and Nato-in-search-of-a-role-now-the Cold-War-is-Over have been niggling Putin for 10 years. Love or hate Putin, the most junior diplomat knows that Ukraine and the Baltic states are Russia’s tripwire defence line, and any outside interference will be met with the same response that Putin piling on in Mexico would. They are goading him into a response and will probably get what they want. I’m personally looking forward to seeing how our new transgendered, deeply caring and inclusive armed forces are going to handle this.

      • Pete April 2, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

        Six years overdue because, I believe, Trump also believed that the Crimea is Russia. It only took Pinky and the Brain three months to light off WWIII…

    • bluedog April 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

      I see you to have drank the Kool-Aid because your post shows a lot of disinformation. Do you really think Russia wants any part of the EU they don’t and that’s why the EU told Trump to stuff it with increasing their military expenditure’s and rightly so, for the only one’s that wants war were those in Trump’s cabinet? Now it’s the Ukraine who has declared war on Russia so just what do think Russia should do pull all of its military back to Moscow. Which ain’t going to happen for they are doing what we fail to do and that’s protecting their borders.

      • draupnir April 2, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        The Crimea is vital to Russia. They stole it from the Ottomans and it contains their only warm-water port. They’ve fought bloody wars over it and will again, if necessary.

    • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:38 pm #

      The Dutch will not only be faced with winding up the hemp gathering; they’ll also need time to adjust their hairnets. The Germans will also need to sharpen the broomsticks they use instead of rifles. On a more serious note, one thing concerning the feminization and pervertification of our armed forces that is never considered by those instigating them is that most of our likely opponents come from nations where manliness and heterosexuality are still valued. They won’t want to lose to nations who reject those values.

  8. oldtech April 2, 2021 at 9:38 am #

    Let’s see. How much additional grid capability is needed for two EVs in every driveway. The current household usage in the USA is 13,000 KW per year. An EV driven at 50% of its range uses say an average of 25 KW so two EV in every driveway would add about 50 KW per day per household. So let’s say each EV is used 5 days a week so that would be 52 weeks times 5 or 250 time 50 KW per year .That comes out to an additional 12,000 KW per year.

    So that means that the electric grid needs to roughly double in the next 10 years. That’s not only the grid but the power generation needs using green energy while replacing 80% of our current usage with green energy.

    And that means that we need to increase green energy production from current levels of around 20% a full order of magnitude or 10 fold.

    Is it doable? – perhaps but it is a long shot. Is it affordable? I doubt it.

    • Pete April 2, 2021 at 9:55 am #

      Electric Vehicles are a pollution disaster waiting to happen.

      Dirty to produce and dirty to dispose of. Batteries are dirty.

      • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 10:42 am #

        Look at the un-recyclable wind turbine blade disaster for another example of the greenwashing scam at work.

      • Druuge April 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

        Nickel iron batteries are pretty recyclable.

        Reducing auto speed and weight while we’re entering decline would reduce energy usage and fatalities.

        Adding nuclear would eliminate that pesky lack of sun at night to recharge them.

        Lowtechmagazine had an article about this awhile back and how our car range increases for electric if we drop the speed down to about 25 miles per hour. We’d actually use much less battery tech too.

        Granted, nothing will stop the decline, but we could slow the rate markedly, allowing for the transition.

    • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 10:03 am #

      Well, that’s about 2 million windmills to replace all the baseload generating plants that need to be shutdown by 2030 to save mother earth from catastrophic climate change.

      2 million windmills in 9 years, I’d say they’d better get crackin’!

      Also, is it understood that charging an EV at home requires switching out your 120v system to a 240v system. Apparently a Tesla can be charged with 120 volts, but it takes 30 hours for a full charge. $50,000 for your new EV, $20,000 to rewire your house, it runs into quite an investment.

      Brh

      • Not_GeorgeT April 2, 2021 at 10:30 am #

        Details, details, details…..

        When have details gotten in the way of a nice-sounding slogan or a spending plan with a nice name?

      • benr April 2, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        Thats not entirely true at least in the US The actual line voltage is 220 which requires step down to get to 110.
        They could fairly easily peel off a stub with another meter to a charging station in your drive way.

      • U R IntheVillage April 2, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

        I bought a Tesla in 2019 for about $40K. To put a charger in my garage was about $1,000, including the price of the charger unit ($500). The electrician had to add a breaker to the main panel and run a 220 V line to the charger. Took less than an hour. No $20,000 to “rewire the house.” The voltage coming into everyone’s house in the US is already 220V. That’s what your dryer runs on.

        But I agree there is no way to convert everyone to electric cars for the reasons JHK summarized, that windmills have limited usefulness and are noisy and kill birds, and that fossil fuels and nuclear are here to stay in the foreseeable future

        I still own an ICE vehicle for long trips. Driving an EV, the main thing you notice is everyone’s car idling away gas and producing exhaust while at stop lights, or in line at Starbuck’s etc. I think the only problem EV’s might solve is getting the pollution away from the cities and nearer to where the electricity is produced. Would be good for the air around Phoenix, etc. But that’s about it; no saving the planet.

    • Bill of Rights April 2, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      Thanks for running the numbers old tech. It jibes with the estimate that if you currently spend $2,000 on home electricity and $2,000 on car gas annually then we must double the number of power plants if we want to run our cars on electricity.

      Cars run on natural gas seems simpler. It cuts out the oil refineries as well as the need for doubling the number of electric power plants. Does anyone know why this concept hasn’t been promoted more?

      • stelmosfire April 2, 2021 at 10:20 am #

        Bill, cars fueled by natural gas have been around for a long time. Any gasoline car can be switched to natural gas with not much tech. My local gas department had quite a few. It was compressed gas and the range was very limited. LNG would give much greater range but has to be kept at -260 F. Not very practical for everyman.I would never trust the average joe to mess with the stuff.

        • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          The Long Emergency talked about all the reasons that oil will never be replaced without dire consequences.

          I remember the biggest con of LNG is the cost and frequent need for maintenance on these cars. Leaks are the number one concern. What is Everyman’s record on taking care of their car?

          Maybe a few Hindenburg incidents involving LNG cars and trucks will demonstrate this weakness.

      • feralandroid April 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

        One reason is gasoline is a waste product from a barrel of oil when creating diesel. The world really runs on diesel, which I believe is 50% of the barrel. So what do you do with all that gasoline left over?

        • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

          Back before the car, the primary use of oil was kerosene for light.

          Gasoline was dumped out on the ground as a waste product.

          A lot of today’s hazardous sites involves gasoline.

          When Edison/Tesla invented light with electricity, Rockefeller needed a new product. It certainly was fortuitous for him the internal combustion engine showed up.

  9. erik April 2, 2021 at 9:46 am #

    “Build Back Better”, another anodyne slogan. The fact they chose such a cutesy slogan points to the whole project’s phoneyness. It will be one enormous boondoggle filled with cheese for every dishonest social and green scam ever invented and , above all, it will be a Triumph of the looters, to borrow Ayn Rand’s expression. It will do absolutely zero for “infrastructure” anymore than Obama’s “shovel ready” bullshit did, but it will line the pockets of an assortment of well connected grifters.

    Forget about Russia and China as threats. With the govt. we currently have, who needs external enemies?

  10. trusty_canteen April 2, 2021 at 9:47 am #

    I like their proposal to increase light-rail capacity. I don’t know if there is the political will to use eminent domain in expanding coverage though, not to mention the possibility of financial collapse. US debt clock predicts $49 trillion US debt by 2025 at current rates.

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 10:02 am #

      DEBT CLOCK OR DEBT COCK is unofficial, yes?
      its just one indicator of USA collapse, which is imminent.

    • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      Thing is we had perhaps the best light rail system in the world right here, trolleys in every city from Baltimore to LA, beginning about 1880. By 1930 it was largely abandoned.

      • stelmosfire April 2, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        Trolley lines ran all over the place in town. Down the street was the end of the line and the old roundhouse was there until the seventies. Automobiles put an end to all that silliness. Most of the heavy branch rail lines are at this moment being turned into bike paths. Hey BRH, light a candle. Today is Sergei Mosin’s birthday.

        • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

          Sergei Mosin’s birthday?

          Now that IS cause for celebration.

          Think I’ll break out the M1944, oil it up, then a have a shot of vodka.

          Brh

  11. shotho April 2, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    the Durham investigation??

  12. benr April 2, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    Volts wagon april fools joke from volkswagon causes confusion.

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/02/volkswagen-us-chief-takes-blame-for-voltswagen-debacle/

    FAKE NEWS!

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Volkswagon would do well to hire a decent PR team, and listen to them.

      They had another PR disaster just a few years ago.

      You’d think they would have learned.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

        Mind you, the WEF seems to be doing well with Klaus Schwab. He’s the ideal frontman for evil globalist domination schemes: cute, cuddly and utterly relatable to the ordinary man.

        • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

          Have you seen THIS?

          2018: The National GOvernors Association and the World Economic Forum Announces New Partnership.

          Govs included: Noem, Newsom, Abbott, DeSantis, Cuomo.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      This actually made me laugh because we are living in a time when daily headlines are indistinguishable from things that would have been great April Fool’s jokes a few years ago.

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

        Right?

        April Fool’s Day – the day that the media lies to the… oh wait

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

        Yep. Working for the Babylon Bee must get harder with every day that Biden is “president”

        • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

          The Bee is killin’ it these days!

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 11:40 am #

      Hey Benr.

      Great idea, let’s create a new holiday

      April 1

      April Fools Day

      Media Day

      It fits. They are the number one enemy of this country. Even more than the Democrats. No wait, they are the mouthpiece of the Democrats.

      One of the great mysteries that history may solve is how did the entire communication industry of the US turn Ult-Left.

  13. 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    “a number of pending legal matters — the Derek Chauvin verdict, the Durham investigation”

    i think Trump inquired last week, something to the effect, “is Durham even a real person, is he alive, has anyone checked on him?”

    • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 11:57 am #

      Let’s hear Trump talk about how he was duped by Barr.

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

        I understand your discomfort with Trump’s inability to get much done to stem the Deep State tide.

        Consider though, he was one person trying to find competence in the Deep State.

        There was very little to be found.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 9:29 pm #

          I get your point, but Trump is an experienced CEO that existed in the sewer of NYC real estate for decades.

          How could he fail to realize the importance of installing as many loyal people in as many positions as possible?

          Obama certainly understood this and spent most of his eight years conducting Stalinist purges in the government and military.

          This is why Obama was able to run a shadow government from his DC bunker during Trump’s term.

          • Night Owl April 3, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            I don’t think he did. I think he was simply surrounded. Look at some of the people who betrayed him.

            The emmy definitely goes to Pence though. I had a moderate level of suspicion about the guy throughout Trump’s presidency, but would never have called him out.

            You can’t fight that level of bullshit.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

            @Night

            Word has it that Pence is in with the traffickers/pedos… not a huge surprise as so many are. So, maybe protecting his own ass.

          • Night Owl April 5, 2021 at 6:51 am #

            Mary, that is interesting. One thing that always seemed odd about Pence was the show he made of being loyal to his wife and being a Christian.

            In my experience, people who believe in things tend to just do them, not make such a public show of it — particularly when those things should be of a more private nature.

  14. akmofo April 2, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    There are people that are working on Aluminum/Air batteries, so the current issues around cost scarcity and pollution will disappear. Just saying.

    The cardinal issue for the US is not energy supply and its dependent associations, it is culture. American culture and society is thoroughly Satanic and is rotten and corrupt from top to bottom. This manifests itself in everything, from millions of useless Vatican gov mafia parasites residing in the richest counties in the US, to urban city planning, to poison foods and agriculture, to bio-weapons disguised as “medicine”.

    The principal driver for all this is the Vatican with its omnipresent secret agents to all powerful agencies like the CIA and its MSM with their agenda of global imperialism and a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT to be eventually headed by Jebus-Caesar-Christ at his “second coming”.

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      The principal driver for all this is the Vatican with its omnipresent secret agents to all powerful agencies like the CIA and its MSM with their agenda of global imperialism and a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT to be eventually headed by Jebus-Caesar-Christ at his “second coming.

      –Oh please, go away.

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:33 am #

        Pope worshiper,

        I enjoy feeding you with truth. This truth is so obvious I don’t even have to constantly copy & paste Vatican propaganda like you do. And I do it all with one finger typing, you pathetic racist sod.

    • SoftStarLight April 2, 2021 at 11:20 am #

      I agree with you that “culture” in America is very base at best and is driving the swift downfall of the entire society. At its root it is due to spiritual corruption and erosion. And I do also agree with you that the Vatican is an institution that is fully involved in the globalist one world government new world order that is establishing itself. But. Ultimately I see that you are a cornucopian. And in some ways its not like you are even per se wrong about it. Mr. K says there will always be oil in the ground. Even though it may not be very economical to get to it. So there will of course always be energy sources. But. Its all a terrible feedback loop. The more energy resources available the more centralization and consolidation of society will take place. The more globalization and one world government will happen. It is human nature. Not the Vatican specifically. Darkness and evil dwell within the heart.

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:46 am #

        Sunshine,

        The MSM propaganda and schooling information that you know is designed to hide the machinations of the Vatican. What you think you know is not even the tip of the iceberg.

        Remember, they murdered a sitting US President and his Attorney General, and they got VERYONE that counts to go along with their staged narrative.

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:47 am #

          EVERYONE

          • Night Owl April 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

            I think anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows JFK was murdered. It’s kind of like asking whether the US government was involved in 9/11.

            It’s self-evident at this point.

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      The problem with Jesus and the second coming is the covenant God made with us to not interfere with Mankind. It is the price of free will. God gave this world to us to manage, Earth is ours to care for.

      The problem for all history and especially now is Man’s innate nature, his animal side overwhelms the direction God wants him to be.

      Power, greed, ethnocentrism, perverse sexuality, are all sins in the eyes of God. Today these sins are not the exception but the rule of US and world behavior, and may be construed to be THE PROBLEM today.

      If there is an End Times as prophesied by St. John, it will be created by Man not God. All Man has to do is free wheel his nature and he will destroy himself.

      God watches, shakes his head and probably cries a little.

      Then He will try again with some other species.

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

        +1

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        Not all are degenerate Roman lizards.

        Some of are righteous, or try to be.

      • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

        Free will—I do not believe there is such a thing.

        • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

          When is the last time God made you do something?

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

          Take it up with your God, Pope worshiper.

        • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

          Do you believe there is no free will because you freely believe that or because you were programmed by God before your birth to think that? Just clarifying.

        • Night Owl April 3, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

          It is. The only thing that clouds it are the potential consequences of the choices made..

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

        If God is perfect, why did he create such imperfect creatures? Either he didn’t know what he was doing, or he did, in which case, he’s cruel. Because he made us as we are, knowing the pain and suffering we’d cause.

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

          And grow wise.

        • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

          Is God perfect?

          In whose eyes?

          God is God, the I AM.

          That really says it. God is what he is, his creation is what it is.

          If you disagree with him, okay. It is His gift to you that you can disagree.

          God gave us the Bible as His owner’s manual to the creation. He gave the Hebrews the hygiene rules that has allowed them to succeed through history. He has been very, very patient with Man through time as Man just cannot follow the rules. Man destroys himself pretty regularly and he is getting close again.

          Jesus was God’s last message to the Hebrews and then the Roman world. The rejection of the Jesus message of God’s rules today is a forerunner of the final days of human kind??

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

            Could be, anything’s possible. It just seems to me that God is a vindictive jerk, who created humans for yuks.

            I don’t see that as benevolent.

        • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

          Interesting question, Mary, that millions have asked over the millenia. I gave up on Christianity because of the overwhelming contradictions and absurdities such as the one you point out above. However, I could never (thankfully) make it to full blown atheism, and now reside somewhere in the Deist spectrum. So there is probably some kind of God, but maybe he’s not OUR God, the God of christianity who’s supposed to listen and respond to our prayers and give each of us a personalized life “plan”. Maybe he just created us and gave us a playground (the world), a moral sense (the conscience) and a tool for reasoning (the brain). Then he just let us get on with it and will judge how we did when the Big Sleep comes. Who knows?

          • messianicdruid April 2, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

            “Every Christian, it seems, believes that God is sovereign in the universe. On the other hand, man’s theology also seems to deny His sovereignty when we question them on the details. God is sovereign, they tell us, yet for whatever reason, God has chosen to relinquish His sovereignty, or His control over His creation, in order to give man a free will.

            To complicate matters further, many believe that one of God’s top angels decided—by his own free will of course—to overthrow God. This Lucifer, or the devil (according to the commonly held view) was also endowed with a free will, and he convinced other disgruntled angels who were jealous of God or angry with God, for reasons unclear, to join the rebellion. The bottom line is that it is commonly believed that both men and angels have a free will and can sin or not sin by their own decision.”

            https://godskingdom.org/studies/books/free-will-versus-ownership

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm #

            I don’t know. I guess I’m closest to atheist, was raised Catholic (had 12 years of Catholic school), have studied all sorts of religions including Buddhism. My conclusion is, if I’m gonna worship anything, it’s the sun. That’s where all live hails.

            No sun, no life.

            I also take time to worship nature. So I may be closest to a pantheist.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

            “live” = “life”

        • messianicdruid April 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

          MaryV asked, “If God is perfect, why did he create such imperfect creatures?”

          Maybe He is not finished.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

            Seems to be getting worse.

          • Night Owl April 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

            Because if God is real, this planet and our lives are a test. What happens to you in the afterlife is based on how you fare in this test.

            I must say that the older I get, the question of what it all means does get more important. I mean, all of it does seem kind of pointless, but it can’t be pointless.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

        Yep.

    • Ishabaka April 2, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

      There’s plenty of opportunity in Burkina Faso or the Central African Republic if you want to get away from the thoroughly Satanic society.

    • elysianfield April 2, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

      “from millions of useless Vatican gov mafia parasites”

      Mofo,
      …6 million, at the last count….

  15. 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 10:43 am #

    The EV will become too expensive for the majority of people to own.
    Between MSRP, mileage taxes, and energy prices.

    They will be autonomous.
    You will reserve one like an uber.
    Pickup, van, sedan, coupe?

    The personally owned vehicle is on its way out.
    This is the plan.

    Reuse, recycle, Reset.

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      Oh… and you pay via social credit:
      inoculations
      social media score
      uniparty affiliation

      • thirdcoastlegend April 2, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        The vehicle will have an internal bio-sensor system to detect unapproved thoughts.

        Depending on the time and strength of bad thought, the vehicle may shut down, drive you to the nearest police station, or even drive you to a shower.

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      It turns out that suburbs are the place to be going forward.
      No need to leave:

      -Telework
      -Remote learning
      -DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats
      -Amazon drone delivery.

      When the car manufacturers switch to managing autonomous EV fleets there will be no need to have a vehicle parked in the driveway (unless you sign-up for a discounted subscription by allowing the manufacturer to station idle/standby/ready vehicles in a charging area on your property)

      No monuments.
      No marches.
      No need to leave

      If you have not noticed, and no matter where you live in McDonald States, suburban areas are ratcheting up density.
      Apartment and condo towers.
      At least now they’re incorporating mixed-use.
      Many malls are turning asphalt lots into residential towers.

      And the cities?
      Playgrounds for the super-rich.
      Mostly pied-a-terres. Between villas and yachts.

      Low-cost mass transit for the indentureds (debt slaves) that will have to service them.
      No teleworking for line chefs.

      Office space converted to rent controlled apartments for the indentureds.

      • Ron Anselmo April 2, 2021 at 11:40 am #

        Avatar – yes, on the last line for sure. Same for all the motels that dot the exits of the interstates – converted to apartments for the indentureds.

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        The cities are being rebuilt by Millenials who have rejected their parents move to the suburbs. Apartments and condos proliferate.

        No wait, now that they are accumulating capital, they are emulating their parents and moving to rural areas, at least the more successful ones.

        People do not like crowds, congestion, pollution and will move to lower density areas as soon as possible. They will buy two cars to commute. Life goes on.

        • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

          Some of ’em live in community ‘pods’ – which looks exactly like prison to me. And they pay a shitload for them, to boot.

        • Ron Anselmo April 3, 2021 at 11:35 am #

          John, developers are rebuilding the cities – for Millenials – not built by Millenials.

          Problem is, the model doesn’t work – high-end apartments – 2/2 for $2.400/month.

          The promised, fictional $150K jobs aren’t there, so you have four baristas shacking up, two to a room, paying $600 each for rent.

          The more successful ones moving to rural areas? Yes, Given the two circumstances, who wouldn’t?

          The apartment & condo towers of the cities will ultimately be “see-through” or inhabited by squatters.

          • Night Owl April 3, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

            I would wager you are quite wrong. Given that the plan appears to be to completely destroy the middle class, there will be a higher level slave class that makes just enough to afford an apartment, but since housing prices have been artificially inflated, they will never own a house to build wealth. Those properties will be owned by the class behind the Purple Revolution, or they will be purchased and simply rented/torn down, etc. Much as Master Gates is doing with farmland.

            They will be subservient and living from paycheck to paycheck, owning nothing, just as the WEF told us.

            Those below this class will have literally nothing and will simply disappear as they have no means to survive over the long term. This will also be the fate for those who refuse to comply.

          • Ron Anselmo April 4, 2021 at 1:15 am #

            Owl – Don’t wager too much. This is not conjecture, I’m not speaking in future tense. This is happening now.

            Agree completely with your future tense comments, yet the remain to be seen.

            Stick your head out of the tree – in the daylight – see what’s actually happening right now my feathered friend.

            To your point on never owning houses, a nearby local development of over 100 homes in the $300K – $500K range in our area, is rental only.

            The developers claim young couples can rent for a few years to save a down payment and buy as new homeowners elsewhere. The reality is that this young couple will never be able to afford more than “first, last & security”.

            Also agree with you on the fate that awaits “non-compliers” of all sorts.

          • Ron Anselmo April 4, 2021 at 1:19 am #

            The young couple paying $42,900/month to rent the $400K house, hasn’t figured it out yet, but they’re simply “renting” the American Dream – white picket fence and all.

          • Ron Anselmo April 4, 2021 at 1:21 am #

            *paying $2,900/month*

          • Night Owl April 4, 2021 at 4:31 am #

            Interesting, Ron. Thanks for the follow-up comments.

          • Ron Anselmo April 4, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

            You’re welcome Owl. So, Night Owl is more than a handle – a character trait, nocturnal – up in the wee hours.

            My wife is famous for saying, “The early bird gets the worm”, I’m famous for saying, “The early worm gets caught by the bird”.

          • Night Owl April 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

            Ron, to a point.

            I live in Germany, so you gotta factor in the time difference.

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      Look at history. We have be given privilege, HOV lanes, if we just car pool. NOT, not this country. EV restrictions will never be bought into by this population.

      Even if they could afford it.

      PT Barnum said that a sucker is born every minute.

      He was right, and it explains the rise of the Liberal cause in the 21st century.

    • Night Owl April 2, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

      Home ownership is also out.

      In fact they told everyone this in the video they took down over at the World Economic Forum

      “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.”

      The ownership class is going to own it all now, as that is the plan.

      I bought a house a little over two years ago. Several houses on our street recently sold for nearly EUR 300,000 more than we paid.

      No young person will have anything for building wealth. Universal income is the other thing our WEF plantation masters are currently discussing. And that universal income will be provided so long as your vaccine card is up to date and you do everything they say.

      Millions of morons are allowing this to happen.

      • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

        Like Tekapo, who says mature adults smother their kids and take the jab without question.

        LMAO.

  16. 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    “Soon, as the debt markets groan and wobble under the weight of massive new debt, there will also be even less hallucinated capital (“money”) to loan out to this shrinking pool of borrowers.”

    You also need to change this antiquated notion of what will qualify a prospective borrower for a loan.

    Ability to pay back? Income, credit scores?
    Nah.

    That’s soooo privileged (no sarcasm intended).

    Again, your social credit.
    Minority class, discriminated class, etc.

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

      Yup! The story of the Big Short and 2008.

      Nothing has changed.

  17. MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    Thank you for the article, James. It is pretty astounding, what they are trying to pull off, between the ‘build back better’ bullshit scam and the CoVID19 bullshit scam. There are a lot of holes. They seem to be depending on mass hypnosis, touchless torture of the populace, and other psychological tricks and manipulations through televised and social media in order to pull it off.

    I don’t see that working. If people were buying the covid19 horror show, then why the mass migration into the burbs and countryside of city folks with the means to do so? They are obviously not willing to live within the confines of the New Normal. They obviously see the writing on the wall.

    And what’s going to happen once FauxJoe’s Mexican border scheme explodes? That is a huge disaster! He literally LURED people to the US, and now they are in camps wrapped in foil like potatoes. I’m sure the trafficking is off the charts as well. I wonder who will profit from that?

    Everything the Uniparty does is the wrong thing. It’s unfortunate not enough people still have woken up to that.

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

      They will when the taxes start flying.

      I saw a you tube last night.

      The subject was what Joe wants to do to inheritance real estate.

      Very basically, He wants to include the capital gains of a deceased parents home as taxable capital gains.

      That means that if the parents house appreciates from 100K to 250K during their life, the kids will pay capital gains on the difference.

      It is called removing the Step up in Basis of a home tax wise. Pure thievery!

      How much of your capital pool will you Liberals let be stolen by the thieves in the Deep State before you finally rebel and vote the crud’s out.

      Yes, crud. Equivalence between the Covid and the Deep State.

      It is a toss up who is the most destructive.

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        I hope you didn’t include me in the “you Liberals” because I have not been in their camp for years.

        Pure thievery is what has been done to us in earnest since the 1980s when my home town was ruined when the manufacturing jobs went overseas.

        Every year they find a new way to siphon our money up to the .001%.

        • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

          Heck no.

          You ended:

          It is unfortunate not enough people have woken up to that.

          I just carried on the thought.

          Ha, you a liberal?

          • Night Owl April 2, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

            The word has lost its meaning. I still consider myself liberal on many issues, but I am no globalist, and most “liberals” I know have morphed into authoritarian freaks.

          • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

            Night owl

            I too have liberal beliefs, very few.

            To me, liberal means that you believe the answer to societal problems is change, any change then see what happens. Man causes all things that change. Change for change sake.

            Conservatives prize the present. Change is only if proven it is needed. There is enough change going on without creating more. Mother Nature messes with us enough.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

            I feel the same, Night Owl. In the 1970s, liberals were all about freedom and opportunity.

            Liberals were for equal Rights for everyone. Blacks getting into Harvard, Yale, NFL coaching. Women doctors.

            Liberals were for Freedom of Speech.

            Liberals were against corruption in power.

            A Real turning point, in my opinion, was when they fired Jimmy The Greek for pointing out that many American blacks were large on account of genetics a few generations earlier when slave owners would breed their largest men & women to produce bigger, stronger slaves.

            All of a sudden, The Truth didn’t matter. We had not yet heard the term “politically correct” but Jimmy can’t say that known fact!

            Liberals became anti-Free Speech and deluded, spoiled children.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

            JAZ: Yeah like Night Owl said, it has lost all meaning.

            I just wasn’t sure if you thought I was, just wanted to clarify.

            I am label free, at the moment. Hope to stay that way!

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

            @Night Owl same.

            Lost many real friends, and social media ones too.

            I am literally having to learn how to dissociate in order to stay sane.

            So many people going bonkers.

            Ugh.

    • abbybwood April 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

      I think it exploded the other day when the human trafficker dropped a 2 and 3 year old off a wall in the dark about 8 feet down. God only knows the injuries they sustained not to mention the psychological trauma. That memory of cruel abandonment will last a lifetime.

      I spend lots of time with my two year old granddaughter and there is no way any of us let her out of our site.

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

        That is beyond heartbreaking.

        Joe said, ‘come on in! We’ll take ya!” What an obtuse MF.

        Of course he’s lost his faculties. He has Obama/Clinton running him like a remote controlled robot.

        Whose idea was it to create such an inhumane situation? And all to score some political points? Or just another distraction?

      • Mountain gal April 2, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

        Evidently they are age 3 and 5 and they are ok. Dropped from a 14 ft border wall. Good thing kids bounce! Cannot imagine the people that would do this.

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

          The same ones who would traffick their kids.

    • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

      I don’t believe in Q, but one thing he/she/it said does resonate. These people are stupid. Sick, evil but also stupid. And the stupid is buried under some much hubris and arrogance that they don’t see how it will bring them down.

      • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 8:45 pm #

        When ya got that much money and power, who needs smarts?

  18. zekesdad April 2, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    A vain and desperate attempt to keep the old rackets going seems to be part of the Dems strategy, but I think they have their eye on a bigger prize. All of this desperate, ill-conceived spending is simply a Trojan Horse to justify massive tax increases. When a long predicted monetary crisis finally happens that will be the solution to the problem brought to us by all the big spenders (of both parties). It’s not quite accurate to say that we don’t have the capital. The federal government may not, but U.S. household wealth is approximately $100 trillion. People like Bernie Sanders have been openly drooling over all those assets, and have been lecturing us about the how unequally it’s been “distributed” (ie. earned). When the Dems run into resistance from their own members of the 1%, plan B will be a value added tax (VAT) just like they have in European countries. The tax will be imbedded in every purchase save a few things like medicine and food, and will be paid by everyone, including poor people.

    • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      Yup. You were a penniless ignorant illiterate Vatican European slave, and a penniless ignorant illiterate Vatican European slave you shall return to be.

      • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        shut up

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          Why?

          So can copy & paste more of your Vatican Nazi propaganda?

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

            Gentlemen,

            Facts and logic. Insight. Analysis. Irony. Comedy. Relevant information and links.

            Ain’t nobody standing around after school in Grade 10 to watch youse 2 bitch-slap each other.

            Smarten up.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

        I used to have friends who worked for Amway. They got bonuses every time they mentioned the word “Amway” in everyday conversations. Is the same with you and the word “Vatican”?

    • JC Penny April 2, 2021 at 11:22 am #

      VAT is a threat, yet unlikely. The real tax will be inflation.

      That’s the sick plan: Borrow from yourself tens of trillions of dollars, then inflate that away where you only have to pay yourself back the “value” of a couple trillion. It’s similar mathematically, and an indicator of, the student loan shenanigans: “Oh, but you’ll be making so much money in ten years. That loan will be chump change.” Think about what the annual taxes will be when the “value” of a dollar is 10% what it is now. Same illogic.

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

        JC

        That was the way things were between 1965 and 1980. Inflation was so high, people got huge raises year to year and it was the thing to do, real estate wise to get mortgages higher than you could afford and allow your income to grow into proportion. I, personally, got a 25% raise one year in the late seventies.

        This trend died a little by the tax changes under Reagan and was destroyed by 2008. 2008 was caused by the same thing, sub prime mortgages with balloons that could not be paid because of incomes not going up.

        • JC Penny April 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm #

          John,

          Sort of, yes. My point is that is our government(s) that are borrowing from their/our future with the expectation that they’ll get that “25% raise one year.”

          I understand leverage, IRR, NPV, etc. just fine. And I accept these concepts and calculations to be appropriate in the private sector where their use and inherent risk is individually assigned. The problem I see is when that risk balance is transferred to a non-participant in the reward — as is the case when the government borrows from itself.

          For instance, the B-52 is getting new engines as a line-item in Defense Appropriations. The USAF has wanted to do that for a long while for both good and bad reasons. About 20 years ago, the USAF tried to fund the new Buff engines by taking out Environmental Bonds (? not sure the exact vehicle) by claiming the fuel savings would be used to pay back those bonds. It wasn’t in the budget, it wasn’t in the DoD appropriation… but it was “a great idea.” The idea finally got reviewed high enough and shot down quicker than #3 over Hanoi. The biggest problem is that ‘they’ were essentially borrowing (selling bonds) against future appropriations that had not been passed into law…yet. That was when there was at least a small piece of sanity left.

    • Blackbird April 2, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

      “The tax will be imbedded in every purchase save a few things like medicine and food, and will be paid by everyone, including poor people.” The tax will be… paid by… poor people. As always…

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

      Do not forget that those taxes take much more %wise from the lower classes.

  19. Theedrich April 2, 2021 at 11:15 am #

    The insane U.S. seeks power through omnicide. Unbeknownst to the American people, in the last four decades, the world’s “indispensable” power has imported over 100 million people, most of them non-Whites. (See U.S. Population Growth Rate 1950-2021 where the numbers given are (2021) 332,915,073 – (1980) 229,476,354 = 103,438,719.) Yet the elites of both parties consider this a benefit: it shows our “growth,” of which, in their view, we need much more.

    In order to maintain its status as the world’s one and only hegemon, the reptiles at the top threaten extinction to any competitors. Since nuclear obliteration is less popular these days, the demigods are using “sanctions,” a tactic which destroys vast numbers of defenseless people by starvation in the target states, but is a means whose name has an antiseptic ring to it.

    Meanwhile trash-dump countries such as India, Pakistan and other squalid sewers are sending their overflow herds hither, to be happily welcomed by the Democrat Party, knowing the offal and its offspring will vote for it in perpetuity. Christian “humaneness” and similar rhetoric can be counted on to disarm the locals into accepting the injection of this deadly virus. The same Leftist Party wants to welcome what the Gallup polling company found were 42 Million People From Latin America and the Caribbean alone in order to solidify and eternalize its one-party control over the United States, trashing the Constitution in the process. Demographically swamping Whites, sinking the already low national IQ yet more, and polluting the country’s genetic makeup even further will make this easy. The Marxist-oligarchic syndicate, in other words, aims to turn the nation into a criminal state.

    Coincidentally during this war on Whites, the worldwide spread of plastics is neutering human and animal creatures, producing sterility everywhere, on a trajectory ending in the global extinction of homo sapiens and other species, starting with universal birthlessness in 2045. (See Count Down by Dr. Shanna Swan, and Sperm Count Zero by Daniel Noah Halpern.)

    All this is not alarmist talk. It is fact. But the slime that controls the U.S. could not care less, even if dimly aware of it. All that matters is power and wealth. In exchange for which, Superduperland has only sickening duplicity to offer.

    Early psychologist Sigmund Freud, who is not much in favor these days when physics-envying psychology is all about brain-altering drugs, posited two fundamental drives (Urtriebe) in humans. In his final work (1930), Das Unbehagen in der Kultur, translated as “Civilisation and its Discontents,” these were the Erostrieb or Lebenstrieb (Eros drive or drive to live) and the Thanatostrieb or Todestrieb (Thanatos drive or death drive), to which Christianity has a somewhat analogous concept in Satan. If anything Freudian is remembered from those early days, it might be only the Eros drive, since sex sells more than death.

    But the world-leading American spiral into madness is a perfect example of this deeply hidden, demonic drive to death. And the “woke” fanaticism embraced by intellectuals, the media, the megalomaniac megabillionaires and their corporations, and large numbers of the “educated” masses, is proof positive that the Thanatos drive has become omnipotent today.

    British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle, speaking of the long evolutionary climb to the modern world of high civilization, said: “This is a one-shot affair.” He went on to warn, “If we fail, this planetary system fails so far as intelligence is concerned. The same will be true of other planetary systems. On each of them there will be one chance, and one chance only.” … “[I]f we insist on always following the easy path we could end up as a criminal species.”
    — Of Men and Galaxies (University of Washington Press: Seattle, 1964, pp. 63-70).

    And the cosmos executes criminals.

    • SoftStarLight April 2, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      The Devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. That is according to the scriptures. During this Age of the Earth that we now live in one must keep in mind that this is the Kingdom of Satan. If you believe the Word.
      IOW, we as a species are consciously and unconsciously racing towards, in many cases willingly, to mass death and destruction. In Revelations it is made clear that if Jesus doesn’t return then humanity would succeed in destroying all life on the planet. Sounds familiar huh..

      • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 11:43 am #

        Trilemma +1

        If god is unable to prevent evil, then he is not all-powerful.
        If god is not willing to prevent evil, then he is not all-good.
        If god is both willing and able to prevent evil, then why does evil exist?

        If god is not omniscient nor omnipotent
        then why call it god?

        AKA worshipping an alpha-predator

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 11:57 am #

          God gave you free will to do something about man-made evil. What is it that you’ve done with that free will? Shill for Putin and Soviet commie subversion?

          • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Or Chinese subversion, or NOKO subversion, or Iranian subversion?

          • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

            Yup. It’s a long list. There’s no shortage of evil players on the other side. That doesn’t mean our side is free of serious problems. The sooner we acknowledge them, the sooner we can start working on correcting these serious problems.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

          It is outrageous of you, with your little human brain, to apply logic to The Will of God.

          Know your place!

          Repent your sins and pray forgiveness.

          Follow the Golden Rule and worship The Lord.

        • SoftStarLight April 2, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

          Alpha. And Omega actually. IMO from what I understand of the scriptures is that God is all-powerful and could prevent evil at any moment. But. It is not God who chose to do evil. And the law for our world is basically like karma. Sowing and reaping. Actions and reactions, cause and effect, consequences, etc. But on a theoretical theological level even if it were the case as you say that God was not willing to prevent evil. That does not logically lead to meaning that God is not omniscient and omnipotent. The beginning and the end implies everything in between too. How can finite consciousness fully understand the mechanics of such a thing?

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

            Nice. Absolutely God could halt evil. In fact, He will.

            Us mere mortals cannot comprehend why this saga plays out this pre-determined way or how it can be both pre-determined and the result of billions of souls with freedom of will.

            Even if we could comprehend that seemingly incalculateable Reality, we don’t have all the info determing God’s motive.

            God puts people through all sorts of shit. Job. Lot. You. Me.

            God made paradise before and he will provide paradise again. Right now, it’s Showtime!

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            That much is clear. The real problem is predestination. If God knows past, present, and future, he knows who will fail, succumb to temptation, and be damned. This is where Avatar’s point has real weight – too much for me. I accept states of punishment after death, but ETERNAL damnation? For a finite amount of sin from a terribly flawed being? Don’t buy it. It would speak very poorly of God who made them and who allowed it.

            We need to get more chances, either here (reincarnation) or in other realms once our term of repentance is over.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

            I can understand you not liking the deal, Yoho. It’s His universe. His rules. His game. His deal.

            The blessed few have their names written in His Book of Life while the vast majority burn in Hell for all eternity.

            I’d’ve never voted for such a system. I was born into it. We all were.

            God will give us every opportunity to make the team but most will fail.

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

            God can’t be less just than me, Og. If so, we should exchange places and “he” should be worshiping me.

            In other words, its his blog and he has the right to throw Buk off – but forever? That’s a long time. In fact Eternity is outside of time.

            In Eternity, all sins are forgiven and forgotten. But first we have to atone and repent.

        • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

          Because of free will. If force is used to make us good, it is meaningless. As far as the Devil: God permits evil and allows us to be tempted by him.

          • debt April 3, 2021 at 5:49 pm #

            Agree that an eternal punishment for a finite life makes no sense. “Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end.” As you sow so shall you reap implies karma which implies reincarnation. “Autobiography of a Yogi” and its metaphysic turned it around for me If God is Love then he’ll give you as many chances as you need. Cultivating devotion for God and guru is the path as the Bhagavad Gita teaches.

        • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm #

          That mentality is better suited for the mundane realm, as per this quote:

          But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

          Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/lysander-spooner-quotes

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

        The Devil is Man and his evil. God has tried to “turn” Man for thousands of years, to no avail.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

          The path to heaven is narrow and rarely tread.

          The (Bill) Gates of Hell is yawning wide accepting the multitudes.

          He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.

        • SoftStarLight April 2, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

          My understanding is that the Devil is an independent being and not human at all but actually a fallen Angel. Enoch referred to them as Watchers. Humans are made in the image of God. The Watchers wanted to be like God and made war in Heaven and were cast out onto the Earth and our plane of existence. We did decide to listen to Satan and know what the difference between good and evil really means. So it really is our fault you know but God will forgive us if we follow Him and accept His will.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

            Perfect. Brilliant. Thank you.

          • messianicdruid April 2, 2021 at 11:29 pm #

            Whenever our English versions use the term “everlasting” or “eternal” in the Old Testament, it is normally from the original Hebrew word, olam. This word means “to hide, keep secret, obscure.” It is best expressed by the English word, “obscurity.” In actual usage, the word refers to an INDEFINITE period of time, but NOT eternal. It is simply AN AGE. The end of that age is obscure and generally unknown, but not endless.

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

      If the human race died tomorrow, name the means, would the Cosmos even care?

      Maybe it would breathe a sigh of relief.

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

        We are the cosmos.
        We create the cosmos at every instant.

        Quantum Physics Debunks Materialism
        https://youtu.be/4C5pq7W5yRM

        One more day
        https://youtu.be/nedZujN8okc

      • abbybwood April 2, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        Imagine what would happen:

        Every nuclear power plant on Earth would melt down.

        That’s just one thing.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

        No more Billy Joel, rap music or SJWs. I think the sigh would be loud and long.

    • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

      UK allows more immigrants –legally–than USA?

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        UK has an nationalistic identity, the Crown.

        The US has nothing. We just had a cheerleader for US nationalism and he was rejected. The end of Trump is the beginning of the end of the American identity.

        If various folks were lined up and asked to identify what makes them the national identity they are, what would the American say?

        My guess is nothing.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          You’re Right, John AZ. You asked the same question 50 years ago (smack dab during years of Viet Nam War divisions) and you’d’ve got:

          Mom
          Apple pie
          U.S. Capital Bldg
          Empire State Bldg
          Statue of Liberty
          Liberty Bell
          Grand Ole Opry
          Mount Rushmore
          John Wayne

          I today’s America, JFK’s stirring speech has been completely inverted. Unless you’re top-percentile playing your role in rigging this mess, Americans be like:

          “I accept that my country be all up in my bidness.”

          • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

            You forgot Chevrolet.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            Perfect! My first car was a 1971 Impala. The rare 2-door model.

            I loved that car.

        • JC Penny April 2, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          “If various folks were lined up and asked to identify what makes them the national identity they are, what would the American say?”

          Their hyphen! /s

          • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

            Very good statement!

          • Amman April 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

            The hypen stands for dreaming?

          • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

            All that hyphenated-American crap needs to go. You’re either American or you’re not. No sitting on the fence. I hope I don’t offend any Irish-American readers here but it used to irritate the hell out of me (I’m a Brit) to hear them pontificating about the Troubles in Northern Ireland even though they’d been born in the US and never been to Erin, and their views were stuck in some fantasy land of the 1920s. We used to call them the Danny Boys. Sorry, end of rant!

        • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

          If various folks were lined up and asked to identify what makes them the national identity they are, what would the American say?

          There is a reasonable argument that “national identity” is way over-rated, and not a force for good. If you look at the long history of national identity – your mind turns to atrocities, totalitarian regimes, and pretty nasty characters.

          The very best nations have generally avoided all forms of strong identity and personality cults. The rich peaceful nations … I bet you could hardly even name any leaders from Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Luxembourg, etc.

          The type of “phony nationalism” Trump was trying to sell – fortunately a sensible majority didn’t want to buy.

          Anyway – the US is a multicultural melting-pot – a nation of migrants. Far better than being a homogeneous monoculture … a field of corn is dull.

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:22 pm #

      I’m finding that some of the great minds of the 1960s were not only incredibly prescient but probably the height of understanding psychology (before it went ‘pop’).

      Excellent post.

    • SpeedyBB April 4, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

      That’s quite a mouthful, earful, eyeful, fast food for thought, Theedrich. Having studied the matter for over 60 years, and as an Air Force brat (grew up around clumsy B-36s and “Peace is our Profession”), I have become quite convinced that an alien intelligence is visiting (or has planted itself here somehow).

      The reports are simply too profuse, detailed and unimpeachably-sourced (airline pilots, officers in charge of security for ICBMs and nuclear weapons bunkers, intellectuals like Dr. John Mack) for all reports to be imagination, wishful thinking or sensationalism. I also conclude that unelected authorities in governments know of this well and may even be holding evidence – but they have nothing to gain and everything to lose from disclosure. Uncle: “Thanks a lot for the annual $800b. Sorry we can’t do anything about illegal incursions, kidnappings, animal mutilations and God knows what else they’re up to. Just don’t forget to keep sending the money now, y’hear?”

      One school of thought holds that certain parties are exerting psychic influence to dissuade acts of finality like thermonuclear exchanges; when you study the case histories of fellows like that Russian sub commander off Cuba and JFK being harangued by LeMay to go for it, you can maybe understand how the temptation has been resisted.

      (Parenthetically, one of my unsuccessful research projects has been to learn more about Project Trojan Horse, a 1954 (or so) plan to attack the USSR in an “preventive war” (“war to prevent war” – nice, no?

      (More of LeMay’s work. I was only a kid on an air base when I heard talk of it. Truman said ixnay, having had enough sniping and taken enough flak about burning cities.)

      Steady sightings of anomalies continue, as this recent event documents:

      https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1403317/UFO-sighting-FBI-investigation-American-Airlines-FAA-aliens-flight-pilot-latest-news-vn

      The visitors apparently don’t mind at all if their whizzings hither and yon are plainly visible to humankind. And a landing on the White House lawn is simply another example of colossal human arrogance.

      Question is, INTENT. What are they up to? Trying to keep the planet from being poisoned, so when homo sap takes his last bow and is whisked offstage they’ll have a nice place to play with? So far no clear signs. Also the suggestion there is more than one race at play, with varied degrees of benevolence / malevolence.

      I apologize for the length of this submission, but it is necessary to drown out the “Woowoo Factor” or “Giggle Factor” – examples of which customarily inhibit reporting.

      Taking this matter seriously nearly cost Professor Mack his tenured position as a Harvard professor, when he refused to recant or weasel-talk it with a “study of mental illness” copout.

      • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

        Great comment. I really bristle when people dismiss out of hand EVERYTHING about possible alien interference. The galaxy is vast, we don’t know much about it.

        I do agree with David McGowan, that no men have walked on the moon.

        And I don’t care if people laugh at me for it. At the time of the moon landing psyops, only 30% of Americans bought in.

        Probably the same amount who went bonkers hearing “War of the Worlds”.

        So, I just assume that DARPA or whatever, might just perform an alien invasion psyops if they run out of other ideas. They seem bound and determined to scare people into accepting their technofascism.

        That being said, I have also heard incredibly credible and detailed accounts of peoples’ encounters with alien life. So, I keep an open mind about it all.

  20. benr April 2, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    Big Tech attempting a complete take over of your phone and apps to track trace and database everything about your healthcare and freedom

    Pretty damn scary the players who are looking at vaccine passport data with everything credit scores, Social scores, checking account, health records, credit cards, banking data and so on.

    https://www.changehealthcare.com/

    Another scheme being pushed so as to not waste a crisis.

    What could go wrong!
    Time to dial 1212 and find out what time it is!

    Or this gem Amazon healthcare hurray!

    https://www.businessinsider.com/2-21-2021-big-tech-in-healthcare-report

    Umm no thanks.

  21. wwg1wga April 2, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

    Pre-escalation contingency planning.
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Pre%20escalation%20contingency%20planning.pdf

  22. wm5135 April 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

    “but U.S. household wealth is approximately $100 trillion” – zekesdad

    the REPO market collapsed and has not been repaired, with the recent revelations surrounding Archegos not even the big boys have any idea what the true dimensions of the derivatives market is or their exposure to the unregulated brokers.

    all of the one hundred trillion you reference is an interest rate increase, a margin call and a rogue algorithmic trading session away from oblivion.

    The collapse has occurred and the hand that will deliver that slap of reality is already in motion.

    that pension fund? a monetized debt obligation in the derivatives market

  23. JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    What will destroy the debt market?

    Just like any other, when the creditors want their money.

    The Boomers are running on short term funds today, when they want their savings,it will not be there. That is when the bottom drops out.

    Best guess, 10 to 20 years and it will surpass 2008 enormously.

    • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

      Boomers are sheep led to slaughter. Wall Street will pull the pin at the time of their choosing. It is soon. Loot the COVID bill. Loot the BBB bill. Showtime!

      • wwg1wga April 2, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

        …..and it;s all over now, baby blue……
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4HW33SgZlM&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=206

      • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

        My point is that it is the retirees who are going to bring down the economy. Just like Japan.

        All of the other shenanigans the Deep State is pulling down right now are fluff trying to keep the lid on the boiling pot full of frogs.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

          My point is that the demographics of the Boomers is but a variable that TPTB have known since they murdered JFK.

          This is engineered. This is not market forces playing out on their own. Boomers’ retirement wealth is denominated in US$. They know what they’re doing and they’re doing it.

          The USA has been looted clean. The Real wealth has been secured and Boomer Americans are left holding Confederate Dollars.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

            In fact, while in League with The Devil looting Earth of all its wealth, they must follow the rules.

            That’s why Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that $2,200,000,000,000 was missing and unaccounted for at the Pentagon on Sept. 10, 2001.

            Hank Paulson rode in and out of town like someone that Clint is going to shoot for us later in 2008. $700,000,000,000 was the announced amount but later we found out of another $7,700,000,000,000!

            Boomer wealth has been converted to gated communities, hidden infrastructure & technology, BigAg land, Rembrandts, uzis, bugout paradises, etc.

            The USA has been looted clean as a whistle and the husk will be 330,000,000 souls learning how to be Third World.

          • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm #

            The Real wealth has been secured and Boomer Americans are left holding Confederate Dollars.

            What monetary theory are you weaving here?

            I am a Boomer, I have wealth (in various forms) … it is real, it is mine, and I spend it or save it as I wish.

            That’s why Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that $2,200,000,000,000 was missing and unaccounted for at the Pentagon on Sept. 10, 2001.

            Where do you get this information from?

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

            This is not monetary theory, Tepako. This is crime.

            The top 0.1% have converted easy and free US$ into hard wealth [gated communities, gold & silver, hidden infrastructure & technology, Rembrandts, uzis, bugout paradises, etc]. Once they are done putting all the pieces in place, they will simply let the US$ die in hyper-inflation and owe nothing for all their Real wealth. Boomer wealth, mainly computer digits in Ponzi scheme stocks and denominated in US$, go “POOF!” They got the wealth and you got holdings as valuable as Confederate Dollars and a boat and a dirt bike.

            ——-

            https://www.city-journal.org/html/americas-missing-money-15725.html

            “On September 10, 2001, then U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld disclosed that his department was unable to account for roughly $2.3 trillion worth of transactions. The next day, the U.S. sustained the terrorist attacks that changed the world, and this startling revelation was forgotten.”

            They know what they’re doing.

          • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

            Once they are done putting all the pieces in place, they will simply let the US$ die in hyper-inflation and owe nothing for all their Real wealth.

            Yeah well … I don’t buy it – I don’t think “they” are that smart, that coordinated, or in fact that powerful.

            For every global elite faction that wants the USD to inflate, there is another who does not. They are not all on the same page, in my view.

            And even if they live in some dreadful gated community, safe with their gold bullion, Rembrandts, and uzis – as soon as money goes blooey, they can’t move, they can’t get fresh food, they can’t travel. They can’t ski. They can’t even go out in a car – not in comfort.

            No-one wants that shit. So I don’t buy it – I don’t think they know what they’re doing, and I don’t think they have that much power … it’s too disseminated and dispersed across nations and interests.

            Anyway – my real assets are gonna outlast this Happy Boomer … I’m just off to dust the Picasso and oil the AR-15.

          • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:26 pm #

            @O.G. Hawkins, you’re spot on.

            Unfortunately, NIMBY liberals like Tekapo only care about “Our Way of Life” which he naively still believes he will have in 10 years (what a shock he’s in for).

            Watching people this mired in fantasy/The Truman Show is interesting though.

          • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

            Unfortunately, NIMBY liberals like Tekapo only care about “Our Way of Life” which he naively still believes he will have in 10 years (what a shock he’s in for).

            Oh I am well aware that life may be different in ten years – and not in a good way – and that a number of factors might cause it: financial system collapse, significant warfare, energy crises, weather crises, peak oil, serious pandemic, etc.

            What I don’t buy – and I expect never will – is all the conspiracy jive about 30-40 faceless men running the world, and pulling the levers. It is simply not the case that the USD – and Boomer savings – are going to be whisked away on the say-so of the Davos-Illuminati crowd, after a long lunch.

            It is paranoia and a distraction. Let’s discuss the real issues … such as the ones JHK talks about – the geography and economy of the real world.

            Anyway, we have three bug-out places, if city life becomes untenable … but it won’t come to that. Not In My Back Yard LOL.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:39 am #

            Thx @MaryV. I am still figuring out the lay of the land here at CFN. I guess I had assumed that everyone here would know that we have been fattened for slaughter.

            @Tepako, you have heard of the Rothschild family, Right?

            Satanists run our planet and they haven’t engineered this for centuries to ensure Boomers have a swell retirement.

            They will eat well. They will ski as much as they like. You have no idea hkw much wealth & infrastructure they have for our coming soon neoFeudalism. Feudalism with kick-ass technology.

            You think they can steal trillions and then go, “Oh shit! We forgot about fresh food! Drats! Foiled again!”

            They know what they are doing. TruStory

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 1:34 am #

            Thx @MaryV. I am still figuring out the lay of the land here at CFN. I guess I had assumed that everyone here would know that we have been fattened for slaughter.

            It’s not absolutely essential to be infected like a pod-person in order to post on here (but it helps, LOL). Some of think a lot, and are very sceptical of all the wild-ass conspiracy stuff that floats through the forum ether. We stay grounded, as they say.

            Satanists run our planet and they haven’t engineered this for centuries to ensure Boomers have a swell retirement.

            Yeah well … tinfoil nutters have been predicting such stuff at least since the Pope has a problem with the Knights Templar. Funny how it always seem to include Jews and Satanists – is there baby-eating in there too? Pizza?

            I would relax OG and Mary … we will all get through our dotage with a bit of luck, and enjoy fresh food, golf, and skiing if we so desire. And die peacefully in our beds hopefully.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:44 am #

            @Tekapo,

            I’m more relaxed than you’ll ever be. You seem a bit desperate up here, getting people to go back to sleep when they’ve figured out what’s actually going on. I wonder why that is.

            If you’re so happy with your perfect life, why are you spending so much time on someone’s blog who you disagree with, and interacting with people you think are loons?

            Is it because somehow it makes you feel superior to somebody? Now, that would be pretty delusional. There are great minds up here who run rings around your attempts at intellectual acumen.

            Perhaps it’s just good ol’ Dunning-Kruger, where you have no idea that the average commenter up here is 20 years ahead of you in knowledge and research.

            All you offer is condescending lib-speak that anyone can hear all day every day from the mainstream media. Maybe if you offered even one original idea you would be more than a laughingstock up here but as it is, it appears that most of the gracious folks here that you mock are pretty nice to you, mainstream news regurgitation aside.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

            @MaryV is Right @Tepako.

            You never answered my question. You have heard of the Rothschild family, Right? I’m not making them up.

            Now … because other people have misinterpreted The Bible and the timing of Daniel/Revelation over the centuries, you deduce that our planet is not ran by a pyramid structure of evil?

            You aren’t very Good at deducing and, by the way, none of those Wrong predictions included the looting of Boomers’ wealth so even your criticism is weak.

            Sheep 1: “They’re gonna kill us and eat us!”
            Sheep 2: “Don’t listen to him! They never killed us before.”

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

            I’m more relaxed than you’ll ever be.

            That’s pretty hilarious – I’m very relaxed and comfortable, not jumping at shadows … whereas you, OG, and many others live in a constant state of high anxiety, suspicion, and with your guns cocked – those nasty evil satanic baby-eating elites are just around the corner, at the pizza shop!

            And watch out for them Commie Dems … they’re under your bed!

            As it happens I enjoy JHK, and agree with a huge amount of what he writes. I don’t agree the Dems are in cahoots with the Deep State – if anyone is it’s the Republicans – but that’s a minor quibble.

            As for the loons on here, I enjoy the sparring and debate … leftwing forums are pretty dull I find, with everyone outdoing themselves in political correctness.

            OG – of course I know who the Rothschilds are – doesn’t everybody? I assumed it was a rhetorical question. They’re the pin-up family for anti-Semitic conspiracies about big money running the world.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

            Right. The poor Rothschilds! They run world banking for centuries and so many people misunderstand that they cannot possibly be evil on account of they are Jewish.

            You build all sorts of Strawmen and apply them to me. I never once mentioned pizza.

            I argue your words and points (such as they are) while you build and easily tear down strawmen.

            You find it quibbling whether it be one party or the other in your 2-party system. It never occurs that they are Frick v Frack. Harlem Globetrotters v Washington Generals. WWF. The Deep State, ran by global capital (i.e. Rothschilds), has all politicians in its pocket. Every Congressman and Senator is a swine with their head in the trough eating ham. All of them. The Cynthia MacKinneys are easily removed.

            You think that the people who run our world are stupid while I know that they are not.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

            Paul Wellstone if you Really step out of line.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

            You think that the people who run our world are stupid while I know that they are not.

            But it raises the question – why do you care about all this stuff? Why tie yourself in knots over it? Enjoy life, enjoy retirement when it comes, play golf, go explore the world (it’s what we do – or did pre-plague).

            I don’t believe any of the tinfoil stuff. Of course the super-wealthy are influential, and have the capitalist system operating mostly how they want it, but if they were truly powerful they wouldn’t have to buy off all the politicians.

            And if you’re really worried, you and Mary could get an off-grid compound out in Idaho, a couple of shotguns, and a mountain of beans.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

            @Tekapo, where do you get the insane notion that I sit around worrying about this stuff? I’m glad I’ll be out of here soon enough. I don’t have a fear of death. I do like warning others of what I learn. That’s how you establishment types try to paint us as crazy, it’s a time-worn (and stale) recipe. First, you project onto us your paranoia, then call us crazy conspiracy theorists because we have the guts to expose the truth, and warn others. your goal is to make sure others don’t listen.

            LOL, you can’t even stand your own kind. That speaks volumes.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

            @Tekapo how about Rumsfeld himself saying it?

            JFC. A 2 second google.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVpSBUgbxBU&ab_channel=TraditionalCatholic

  24. 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

    “It beats a path directly to totalitarian tyranny, and that is already sickeningly visible in the pre-production activities for the new movie, with social media assisting government to set up total control of its citizens lives”

    anti-social media and big tech.

    AmazonHealth
    AppleHealth
    AndroidHealth

    Contact tracing and inoculation records and mapping.

    It’s convenient right?
    Everything on your phone-wallet electro-leash.

    Vaccination record
    banking record
    credit accounts
    contacts
    friends
    family
    places you been
    things you bought
    what you’re looking for
    what you shouldn’t be looking at

    • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

      This was supposed to be a 2 week emergency measure to curb the infection wave of a supposedly deadly infection. Now we’ll be jabbed twice a year every year, our medical records publically exposed in a travel passport, and we’re supposed to be ok with that? It’s perverse and Satanic.

      • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

        You will not be OK with it.
        Nor many others.

        However, there are those who will only know this.

        Because the greatest fealty resides primarily in the born-unto’s
        not the converts.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

          Right. Us Refuseniks will be dealt with and the Satanic Rule begins.

          Spoiler Alert!!!!!!

          We win! Jesus comes back. He left a slaughtered lamb taking on all of mankind’s sin. He returns a lion kicking some major butt!

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

            Like Old Testament Wrathful God butt-kicking!

            “Burn in Hell for all eternity!” for the multitudes Judgement Day type stuff.

            Praise God as His word is fulfilled!

          • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

            Kanukistani

            There is no Hell in the TaNaKh. Neither is there Judgement by YeHeVeH. There is a guide of good principles to fellow, and there are consequences in this life for following them or not.

            Your gleefulness for mass murder and eternal damnation is very disturbing. Frankly, I’m not even sure if it’s a caricature.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

            Evil abounds, akmofo, and you’re damn Right I look forward to Truth & Justice with God’s Old School Wrath like in Noah, Job, Lot et al.

            Most people burn in Hell for all eternity because they exercised their free will maliciously. That’s God’s game plan, not mine, but I support Him, despise Satan and try my very Best to walk that narrow road to heaven.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

            I do like Kanukistani. Good one!

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

          Extorting Businesses To “Certify” They’re “Safe” to Re-Open

          https://youtu.be/B1qnm7s_FkQ

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

            What will they think of next?

      • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

        “Give ’em an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

      • Mountain gal April 2, 2021 at 7:23 pm #

        @ akmofo

        What do you think about Israel’s use of the “Green passport” and their restrictions on the unvaccinated? And why are the people not rebelling? Why have so many agreed to get what are experimental vaccines?

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 8:17 pm #

          I’m against all of it. It might be expedient and preferable to other alternatives, but it opens up a huge wide opening for fascism, which is what we are seeing.

          I don’t trust any of the corporations. Frankly, I’m pretty much antithetical to most all of them and the legal structure that allows their existence.

          I can’t speak to what others are thinking. Most likely they’re not thinking at all, and are simply exhausted trying to make ends meet.

          My personal thinking is that this is all scripted staged theater, and that the only way to resist it is to expose it for what it is, starting with the Vatican/CIA, where all this emanates from.

      • Raindogs April 4, 2021 at 5:25 am #

        This is just a big PsyOp.

        Just like everything else I don’t understand, fear or find objectionable.

  25. Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

    A friend and his son from Manhattan are going to the Yankees game on Saturday. The friend has his mandatory vaccine certificate, and the 17yo needs proof of negativity in the morning. He has an appointment for the vaccine next week, as it has recently been opened to those over 16.

    The friend is an egghead economist with a portfolio of high-end clients, and says there is a fairly optimistic outlook – with some boom involved. He is utterly sick of working from home … they expect to move into new digs (at Penn Station) in July.

    • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

      Go Jays Go!

      • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

        On my only visit to Yankee Stadium, the home team lost 3-1 to the Texas Rangers … and sadly it was a dull game. And they don’t miss ya … you need a checkbook and a second mortgage just to buy beers plus ice cream for the kids!

        • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

          I was lucky enough to get to the previous Yankee Stadium a couple of times. I was only at new Yankee Stadium once – for a New York Rangers game.

          I do not understand how pro sport continues without the millions per gate. Yankee Stadium had 10,000 at Opening Day. What business can run at 20% capacity?

          • Blackbird April 2, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

            Dad took me to Yankee Stadium when I was 3. So high up I felt like I was flying. Dads, do big things for your kids.

          • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 11:39 pm #

            I do not understand how pro sport continues without the millions per gate. Yankee Stadium had 10,000 at Opening Day. What business can run at 20% capacity?

            I assume that 90% of their income derives from broadcasting, sponsorships, and merchandise. Running a stadium is a “cost” to the business, but they have to do it.

            They like getting the city to pay for it where they can!

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:24 am #

            It depends on the sport/league, Tekapo, and broadcast revenue is never anywhere near 90% except, lerhaps, NFL.

            The $150 & $300 tickets and $15 beer make (or used to) a significant portion of the cost of hosting these events.

            NHL normally plays 41 home gates at approx. $2mm/gate. That’s more than team salary cap. So … 31 NHL teams afe niw operating without revenue of their entire salary cap … and they keep signing multi-million dollar contracts unabated.

            I do not understand. Either they were making out like bandits before (not so, the books are open as per CBA to set the salary cap), they’re losing money hand over fist operating with empty rinks (so not like NHL ownership) or some third thing that I can’t think of.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 2:00 am #

            It depends on the sport/league, Tekapo, and broadcast revenue is never anywhere near 90% except, perhaps NFL.

            I guess it depends on the sport or league – you’re right.

            Soccer in Europe has more-or-less run continuously with empty stadiums – and in those leagues player salaries are enormous too (and almost no salary caps).

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:47 am #

            @O.G., covid money!

            Businesses are paid not to operate or at low capacity.

            Hell, the college I work for got millions in covid money, so they are instituting permanent pandemic measures. It’s all a big shit show.

            Friend told me many small business owners in NYC took the covid money bribe, shut their businesses and moved to Mexico.

            It’s obviously unsustainable, and I’m wondering what the fallout will be. Where is all this money coming from?

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

            @Tepako. I saw you marvelling at how quick you learn yet you parrot what I say and act you lke said it and further the discussion not one iota. I sure do look forward to you learning.

            @MaryV. Thank you. That’s the info that I was looking for. COVID money is running our pro sports. That’s what I thought and why I was asking these questions.

            The trucks keep filling up the Piggly Wigglys with dough & corn-syruppy Goodness and the USA literally has Bread & Circuses at the end of empire.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

            @MaryV. Thank you. That’s the info that I was looking for. COVID money is running our pro sports. That’s what I thought and why I was asking these questions.

            I’m not so easily convinced … I’m sceptical and want to check the lab equipment. Any evidence around that major pro sports have been subsidised to the extent that player salaries have been met?

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

            @Tekapo,

            States are receiving shitloads of money for COvid19. Were you not aware of this? This is why the governors don’t want it to go away. They are enjoying the gravy train.

            My sister has $10K in the bank now that she didn’t before, she got on the gravy train, too.

            Where’s this money coming from?

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

            Check it out, so much money, over a cold virus…

            https://www.naco.org/resources/featured/state-and-local-coronavirus-fiscal-recovery-funds

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

      It’s entertaining to me, to watch yuppies maiming or killing themselves and sterilizing or killing their kids, because they’re too lazy to research and spend hours watching TV programming every day, and believe the idiotic NYSlimes and the hushed, British intonations of PBS and NPR bullshit.

      Yes master I am happy to stick shit in my body for permissions to go to the game. What losers.

      • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 7:06 am #

        “It’s entertaining to me, to watch yuppies maiming or killing themselves and sterilizing or killing their kids […]”

        So you actually have a lot in common with those who take pleasure in the thought of their spiritual inferiors burning in hell for eternity? You’re just the secular version?

        You folks always give yourselves away.

        When my two old school mates recently lost their best friends to Covid, despite at least one of their friends being years younger than me, I felt pity that they’d just missed the vaccination programme by a few weeks and could otherwise still have been here here enjoying life, like JohnAZ or me. It’s tragic when you lose empathy. Empathy is what makes us human.

        And I can still manage empathy for those who do not wish to be vaccinated, sufficiently to take action on their behalf. I would not be entertained, like you, by any of them dying of Covid.

        Perhaps you are just fundamentally mean and proud of it?

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:57 am #

          Oh good for you, and your wonderful empathy.

          Maybe you can also feel some toward Gates, and Fauxi, and Bezos, and Zuckerberg, Karl Schwab, etc. Those poor guys. I bet mama didn’t love them enough.

          Then maybe you can extend your empathy toward your own European leaders who are developing your techno-feudal serfdom. Those poor people, only doing their job, and so stressful.

          LOL. Let’s all extend our empathy to the people with the boot on our necks, and all of the programmed stasi who are smothering their own kids on request.

          Nah. I’ll save mine for the victims.

          • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

            But you don’t seem to have any for the ‘victims’.

            My empathy isn’t wonderful, it’s just kinda normal, or so I always thought.

            The rest of your post is just silly. But you do always go a bit overboard, so whatever …

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

            @MaryV “techno-feudal serfdom.” Thank you. I’ve been typing:

            neoFeudalism. Feudalism with kick-ass technology.

            —-

            Empathy is Good. The game is coming to the conc
            Usion of this age. Daniel & Revelation. The Mark. Trumpets. Seals. Wars and rumours of wars. Anti-Christ. The whole shootin’ match.

            I suggest that every soul get Right with God but also know that very few will walk the narrow path to heaven while the (Bill) Gates of Hell yawn wide accepting the multitudes. My empathy for them changes nothing – it is pre-determined. Live the Ten Commandments & repent for the times that you did not.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

            I suggest that every soul get Right with God but also know that very few will walk the narrow path to heaven while the (Bill) Gates of Hell yawn wide accepting the multitudes.

            My goodness … tinfoil plus happy-clapping. The double cheeseburger with the lot!

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 7:56 am #

            “My empathy for them changes nothing – it is pre-determined.”

            So is empathy a bad thing or are we not really made in God’s image at all?

            Seems to me it’s easy enough to *fear* your God. But I remember a young woman I met as a student and became quite friendly with. She was a Pentecostalist and everything was God this and God that.

            She’d been raised by atheists, so she accepted, with what seemed like equanimity, that her parents were burning in hell for eternity. And she still claimed to *love* this god who was burning her parents, who’d been perfectly good and loving parents, as far as I could make out. Call me weird, but I’m seeing psychopathy of a sort in beliefs like this.

            The fear I do get. But the love?

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

            GA again living in delusional land, where she believes she can read my mind.

            Good luck with that, GA.

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

            Your mind is not a place I’d want to experience, Mary.

            But you SAID you were entertained by people killing their kids.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

            You may have that issue with taking things too literally – it seems you don’t understand nuance, irony, or sarcasm really.

          • GreenAlba April 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

            That’s right, Mary. Everything needs to be translated out of Mary-speak. 🙂

            So you aren’t entertained. Well, that’s good?

            So help us out with the ‘sock’ thing. When you referred to aibohphobia as my ‘sock’, what was the nuance there?

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

            No more indulging your narcissism. Enjoy your evening and your sniping.

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 6:13 am #

            Toys, pram, narc …

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 6:17 am #

            One of the characteristics of a narc, Mary, is that they think they can make false accusations and tell lies, but that they should not be challenged.

            They simply refuse to accept that they can be challenged. And if you challenge them they just talk gibberish but will never engage with the actual challenge.

            Your projection just makes you worse.

          • MaryV April 5, 2021 at 9:49 am #

            Your obsession with me is noted.

            Maybe you should find a better hobby, this one seems desperate.

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 9:55 am #

            I have rattled the Narc. Oh dear.

            She can’t not respond, even when she says she isn’t going to respond. 🙂

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 10:00 am #

            Mary, here’s how to find out how obsessed I am with you.

            Do that Ctrl + F thingy to find out roughly how many comments you’ve made. Take off some (you’re starting with a very healthy 141 as we speak, so you can afford to lose a few).

            Then count the ones I’ve challenged or responded to. Like the last time, I think it’s two on this thread. Follow up doesn’t count, because you can’t let go, so it goes on forever, when you could save yourself the trouble by either accepting that you said something not true or (in the case of poor, maligned aibohphobia) that you made a false accusation.

            So on it goes …

          • GreenAlba April 5, 2021 at 10:04 am #

            Note to self: narc considers that any challenge to her fibs equates to ‘obsession’ with her.

            Textbook.

    • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 11:49 pm #

      It’s entertaining to me, to watch yuppies maiming or killing themselves and sterilizing or killing their kids, because they’re too lazy to research

      Do you appreciate that your position is that of a tiny minority? Mt yuppie friend from the Upper West Side (in fact the whole family) are among the brightest people I have ever known.

      And not only them but zillions of others(including I and my partner) will take the vaccine … those who reject it are misguided or paranoid, or both. Even though they believe they hold the “truth” and everyone else is a muppet.

      • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        There are millions of people who share my position. You wouldn’t know, because you live in The Truman Show.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

        Baaaaaa!

        According to the Bible, the vast majority will take The Mark to be able to buy or sell. The vast majority supported Hitler and Stalin. The vast majority of people is no proof of Right v Wrong or Sane v Paranoid.

        Misguided indeed.

  26. James Kuehl April 2, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler’s gift to us is his imagination, something that is lacking in the zeitgeist. We can’t imagine a world without cars, coffee makers, recorded music, and tropical fruit in mid-winter. There is optimism in his suggestions that we find ways to be useful in a world in which growing food, building our own stuff, and making music and art will be necessary skills. The more time passes, the farther we get from these basic abilities. Plant a garden. Gather tools that don’t need engines. Learn to play an instrument—or befriend people who do. And soon.

    • Chippenhook April 2, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

      Well said. I would also add to enjoy the choices and luxuries available to us while they are still available.

  27. Chippenhook April 2, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

    On the matter of the grid being able to handle the charging stations, even if it could handle it and enough of them could actually get built, it still makes absolutely no sense in a country as large as the US. At a range of only a couple hundred miles and maybe an hour to charge at a higher end charging station, this will seriously crimp any long distance traveling. What are the odds there will always be an empty spot when we do pull over to recharge? How many additional hours will this add to long trips?

    Electric vehicles are designed for short haul localized driving only. My time is worth something and I sure as heck don’t want to spend it at charging stations every time I want to take a long distance trip. Perhaps more importantly I don’t want to be worrying about whether I will find a charging station when and where I need one.

    This is another example of urbanites making decisions for the rest of us when they have no clue about and even less concern for rural America.

    • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

      This is another example of urbanites making decisions for the rest of us when they have no clue about and even less concern for rural America.

      Of the total number of trips you make in a year, how many of those would exceed 200 miles? I concede rural people drive more, but I would think the vast majority of their trips in any given month would still be well with the range of an EV.

      I still remain very sceptical about EV scaling up to be the significant vehicle form – not before battery capacity, recharging, and performance are far better. Strain on the grid, weather, and recharge convenience would seem to be big issues. And the price of the cars.

      • Chippenhook April 2, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

        Very few of my trips exceed 200 miles but when I go on a trip I don’t want to spend extra days trying to get there. When I drive to my daughter’s place which is about 900 miles each way I leave very early in the morning and drive straight through so as to arrive in the evening. It would turn into a two day trip if i had to stop for an hour or more every couple hundred miles to recharge, perhaps wasting even more time seeking a charging station and hoping all aren’t in use when I do get there.

        My current truck has a 36 gallon tank. I only have to stop for gas once each way when I do this drive. Until they dramatically improve battery technology I have no interest in an electric vehicle.

        • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

          I think battery technology has gone as far as its gonna go.

          Some EVs from the era 1895-1920 had ranges that approach that of EVs today.

        • Tekapo April 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm #

          … about 900 miles each way I leave very early in the morning and drive straight through so as to arrive in the evening.

          My goodness you have stamina. A trip of 900 miles would always take me two days, but I take your point. It seems to me some form of constantly charging dual-engine hybrid would be good, using far less gas or diesel.

        • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 10:35 am #

          “When I drive to my daughter’s place which is about 900 miles each way ”

          I just think thank goodness for trains and a good book. 🙂

          • malthuss April 3, 2021 at 11:01 am #

            what happened to Emma West, on the train?

          • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

            Is that the drunk woman who shouted abuse at people on a public bus, forgetting she had a little girl to take care of?

            I avoid drunks on buses. But she didn’t sound very avoidable.

            I do wonder how your mind works sometimes, Malthuss.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

            We use public transport whenever we can … the main downside is the number of nutters, and those hustling for spare change.

          • Chippenhook April 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

            If there was an easy way to get there via train I would consider it as I like train travel.

          • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

            I wasn’t criticising you, Chippenhook. I know it’s harder to get around over there without a car.

            I was genuinely feeling grateful. There used to be an advertising line here that went ‘let the train take the strain’. I’m not much for adverts but that one was a valid one. 🙂

  28. Amman April 2, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

    Electric cars? Good one. And probably another racket. In my view, the 3 big problems in the USA are Debt, Drugs and the Denial. Things like treason, agenda of Reset, perpetual disturbance propaganda (PDP) are creme, icing and sprinkle for the cake. JHK, is there a center, a way, that can hold? If too late, can a new one be created?

    • JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

      Good post. Debt, drugs and denial are mainstays of the Democrats and the Deep State. The people elected this crud to power in DC. So who is at fault. The gimmes are going to suck this nation dry.

      Your question could be re-phrased, what can reverse the tide toward “gimme” ism? History does not give me much hope.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

        The gimmes are pawns. The Rothschilds et al looted USA clean.

        • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

          and the distracted ones that call them gimmes are less than pawns

        • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:13 am #

          The gimmes are pawns. The Rothschilds et al looted USA clean.

          Some data or facts or anecdotes or evidence would be good – anything rather than just incessantly saying it is so. Got anything?

          • 100th Avatar April 3, 2021 at 8:14 am #

            Paul Warburg

            Moses Schiff & Jacob Schifff

            Jekyll island

            Edward griffin

            Kyosaki

            Red pill expo
            I
            I
            I
            I

            Wake yourself up

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:00 am #

            Blue ANon demands proof!

            If you provide any, I can guarantee he will dismiss it/shoot the messenger.

            It’s how all IDPol culted LibDems think. IT’s their programming.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

            Blue ANon demands proof!

            I didn’t “demand” proof, I just asked nicely. Anyway, I selected one off the list at random, and found this on Wiki:

            G. Edward Griffin (born November 7, 1931) is an American author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist. Griffin’s writings promote a number of right-wing views and conspiracy theories regarding various of his political, defense and health care interests. In his book World Without Cancer, he argued in favor of a pseudo-scientific theory that asserted cancer to be a nutritional deficiency curable by consuming amygdalin.

            He is the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island (1994), which advances debunked conspiracy theories about the Federal Reserve System. He is an HIV/AIDS denialist, supports the 9/11 Truth movement, and supports a specific John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory. He also believes that the Biblical Noah’s Ark is located at the Durup?nar site in Turkey.

            Doesn’t instil a lot of confidence, with respect to “evidence”, does it? But I’m a gentle moderate, so I have patience.

          • 100th Avatar April 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

            Awww.. you wiki’d it.

            Cute.

            Do you believe everything the BoobTube tells ya?

            How ’bout your moms?

            Yeah, me neither.

            You gotta parse.

            Hunt & peck.

            I didn’t say believe everything.

            I pointed you to the realm.

            There are truth nuggets in there.

            None dare call it conspiracy

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

            Do you believe everything the BoobTube tells ya?

            Hardly anything at all – I’m sceptical and analytical, and sort through the trash pretty thoroughly.

            But someone who denies HIV/AIDS – then I’m gonna believe exactly zero percent of every single thing he says.

            That ‘s the scientific method … worth trying it!

      • Amman April 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

        The best way to ‘reverse the tide’ of “Gimme” ism, which is a dead end philosophy with no future, is to run for the hills about as far away as you can from locales or groups operating with that playbook. Otherwise they will find you and say gimme…

        • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

          Wrong
          Distracted

          Attention of the have somethings is turned to the have nothings
          by the have everything

          so that they may take your something

          and thus it was and will be

          fools separated from their money
          because fools never learn

          • Amman April 2, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

            Gimmee is BIG and not just small people. Like those gimmee banks who are perhaps your ultimate fools in that they wreck nations and more.

      • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

        We tried to change the Government. The Government has spent the last 60 years trying to change the People. The Government won. Modern people are too spineless, self-absorbed and pathetic to resist. There is always hope, but from which direction is not clear.

        • Amman April 2, 2021 at 6:25 pm #

          Don’t expect a vision with direction from Hollywood.

      • malthuss April 3, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        pedos and pederasts. hidden cameras. honey pots.
        bimbo islands. [plural

  29. JohnAZ April 2, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

    Happy Easter everybody.

    In the spirit of the holiday, here is a question.

    In today’s terms, was Jesus’ ministry liberal or conservative.

    Did he preach change, throw the Romans out, violence. Power Or

    Harmony, self satisfaction, respect for authority, serving others.

    He preached change through the changing of minds, not by force.

    That is why the militant Jews of Judea did not accept his ministry.

    Much to their chagrin thirty years later.

    • Amman April 2, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

      Well, some there are at least 4 Jesus identities. There is the Jesus of Neville Goddard, the Jesus of Josephus, captured Jewish militant and future imperial agent of Rome/pampered scribe, the Jesus gleamed from the Torah/old testament, and finally, the Jesus from the New Testament – this last one being, I believe, the context for your post. In any case, Happy Easter….

      • Amman April 2, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

        (say)

      • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

        there’s also Jesus the general contractor.

        did great work with the shiplap
        and the pergola

        highly recommend.

        over abrahamic
        drapings upon

        spring equinox
        sumer/ishtar

        esostre

        fools

    • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you, JohnAZ. Happy Easter to you and yours.

      Neither Liberals nor Conservatives, Dems nor Republicans can claim anything Godly of their sick words and deeds.

      Jesus taught that heaven and the glory of God is within all of us and that there are more dimensions than the 3 we are shown (subjected to?).

      Jesus knew that mankind’s history had been pre-determined by His Father. Jesus knew that Jerusalem would fall and that Jews would be scattered to the 4 corners of the Earth before the formation of Israel on account of 2 World Wars.

      Jesus was not trying to become councilman and shake-up Jerusalem city politics. Jesus was the son of God sent to teach us what is important to intend in this realm and then to be a sacrificial lamb for all of mankind’s sin. He rose from the dead and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

      Happy Easter, everyone! We cannot be as pure as Jesus Christ of Nazareth but we all can strive towards that Great goal.

    • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

      Happy Easter, John.

      They backdated the story 40 years. Simple deceit. From Passover 73 to Passover 33. “Coincidences” like this don’t just happen.

      Anyhow, you eventually refought our most brutal bloody war, only for 30 long years, ending in 1648 with the Peace of Westphalia. And thank God you won.

      • Amman April 2, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

        A very black and vicious sense of humor.

        • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

          You haven’t really read the Roman scriptures, have you. Or at least as not as well as you should. I recommend you made use of Joseph Atwill as a guide.

          I give John much credit and respect. Despite that horrid Roman propaganda, he managed to keep on the righteous path of YeHeVeH. That takes intelligence and a good heart. Eventually he will completely see his way through the Roman deceit, I’m just leaving some bread crumbs for him to follow, should he so wish.

          • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

            make use of Joseph Atwill

          • Amman April 2, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

            I prefer the good Professor from Australia.

          • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 6:55 pm #

            I know what you prefer. It shows. And not to your credit.

          • Amman April 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

            I doubt it.

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 2, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

      I think Jesus was hearkening back to Judaism’s roots, which were those of a culture and religion of a tribe of herdsmen in conflict with early militarized agricultural nations.

      Inherent in Jesus’ message, even if the man was not conscious of it, was an anti-agricultural message, a call back towards economic behaviors and societal structures less complex and artificial.

      • akmofo April 2, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

        Very interesting perspective, Gustaf. It also explains why YeHeVeH preferred the offering made by Abel and not by Cain — as well as the ultimate reality of Cain murdering Abel, mirroring our current predicament.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

        I have never heard such an analysis of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Can you please elaborate?

        Thank you & Happy Easter!

      • gustafson.robert.22 April 2, 2021 at 5:33 pm #

        This is basically from novel by daniel quinn “Ishmael.”

        He also makes the Cain and Abel connection akmofo

        • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 10:44 am #

          I remember reading that, a long time ago. The thing I remembered most from it was ‘Humans are made of food – keep providing food and you will keep getting more humans’.

          Paraphrasing, apart from the first bit, but it left an impression on me. And not a cheering one.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

            I remember seeing a creepy movie on TV as a kid back in 1970s. The protagonist was building his little cult and said, “The human body is a machine that manufactures manure.”

            That quote in that shitty movie (pun intended) changed me when I was, like, 10.

          • GreenAlba April 3, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

            Well it wasn’t the nature of humans as food processors that depressed me, OG, it was the idea, which he was putting forward, as I recall, that in offering food to desperately starving people you might be just prolonging their suffering by enabling them to keep having more babies who’d also end up starving.

            I don’t think I’m capable of standing in front of a starving family and refusing them food on such rational grounds. Nor do I want to be.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

            I believe that we will face some very serious decisions soon. May God bless you, GA.

      • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

        No, he said that his new wine was for a new wineskin. And that if poured into the old wineskin of Judaism, it would split the skin. Thus his words to his disciples, “Soon they will drive you from the Synagogues and consider killing you a good deed.” And so it was.

        • gustafson.robert.22 April 2, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

          plenty “getting back to the heart of the prophets” in jesus’ teaching.

          and the agricultural/economic bits are there, such as “do not store your food in barns”

          • O.G. Hawkins April 2, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

            Sorry. I can sometimes be thick as a brick. “Do not store your food in barns” is an anti-agricultural message? To me, it sounds like “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” i.e. “Don’t store your grain where your donkey shits.”

          • gustafson.robert.22 April 2, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

            This verse here, about “trusting god’s provision” rather than storing up surpluses and “playing god” is the one. I usually think of

            Matthew 6:26
            Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

            Trying to turn Christianity into your back to Hunter Gathering is far fetched and ridiculous.

            Some go further and say we should just eat fruit, no killing allowed. Thus apes are higher than men. And cockroaches are even higher, right?

          • gustafson.robert.22 April 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

            seeing in the old and new testaments a dominant “anti-babylon” message rooted in historical economic realities … hardly far fetched

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 11:24 pm #

            The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
            20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

            3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went.

            “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

            7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

            “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

            8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

            9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

            13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

            16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

            Yoho: Your best defense is youth. Young people make errors like this all the time. Your knowledge base is limited and you don’t know how to use the base that you do have.

            Interesting verse. Perhaps the late comers are the gentiles and the grumblers, the Jews. Much like the elder brother in the parable of the wayward son.

            We must keep our eyes on the Harvest. It is heavy and the workers are few. He needs all the hands he can get. Maybe the late comers are armed with heavy machinery and not just scythes.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:13 am #

            Thanks, Yoho.

    • SoftStarLight April 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

      Happy Easter John!

    • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:21 am #

      Happy Easter JAZ. What sort of answer would you like from a lifelong atheist?

  30. bigbill April 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

    “bingo. the cheesiness of the slogan appeals to typical lower-intelligence democrat doofuses” (rube-i-con)

    Instead of name calling and slogan calling, look at the numbers:

    In 2 months Biden has created more jobs than Bush and Trump combined. Together Bush and Trump came out with negative job creation… after their 12 years we did not add jobs at all. Democrats have a better record if you look at total non-farm employment when they started their presidency compared to the end of their presidency.

    Non-Farm Employment annual percentage change

    3.80% … Lyndon B. Johnson
    2.25% … Richard Nixon
    2.06% … Ronald Reagan
    2.40% … Bill Clinton
    3.06% … Jimmy Carter
    1.04% … Barack Obama
    0.13% … George W. Bush
    -0.51% … Donald Trump (negative job creation in four years)
    3.23% … Joe Biden (annual average from Jan 2021 to Feb 2021)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 6:12 pm #

      I’m not sure what makes the doofus label stick more:
      someone referencing wiki references

      or

      someone believing government statistics

      more importantly the metrics

      always: the metrics

      • malthuss April 2, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

        joe biden, job creator?????

      • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 3:52 am #

        Come on man, if you’re going to question or challenge someone else’s posted stats then you MUST MUST post some stats that differ from them or challenge them in some way. But crickets.

        You’ve done nothing other than pull an Orange Man tactic … if you find some stats inconvenient, just cry “Fake News” and head to the first tee.

        No wonder the Repubs lost the White House, Senate, and House on 3 Nov … they are just profoundly deeply stupid, LOL, and unloved by the electorate.

        • benr April 3, 2021 at 10:16 am #

          Says the dumbest person on this blog.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:03 am #

            Seriously. As I move down the page, his TDS grows and his MSM regurgitation gets more tedious.

          • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

            The dumber people have conveniently forgotten one thing in their propaganda against Trump. This is the statistic that counts, not who was in the WH.

            Remember the pandemic?

            Trump’s employment numbers were outstanding in December 2019. Everybody’s boats were lifting. Dems were scared their lock on the minorities was endangered. Bill Maher was saying that we needed a recession created to get rid of Trump. That is what the mentality was in December.

            Then the pandemic hit and the US shut down. OF COURSE, the employment picture was going to degrade enormously, through no fault of Trump. If things has just gone along, sans pandemic, Trump was a shoo in.

            That fact is what still leads me to believe the Dems stirred the pot with Covid and Trump was right trying to fight back and keep things going. Florida is proof that shutting down was not necessary, that keeping things open or closed made no difference.

            Back to subject

            Trump put up with a year of Deep State politicking and manipulation that tore the economy down. The Trump loss of jobs stat is cherry picked bullshit. Biden’s big increase is bulls hit also, the result of the rebound of rehiring once the Dem bullshit of shutting down was taken away from them by public opinion.

            Name me one single thing that Biden has done in two months to create one single job. In the meantime, I will give you quite a few things he is doing to destroy jobs.

            If Trump’s small business economy had not been in place, the US would have collapsed and definitely would not have rebounded this year.

            Trump is responsible for the vaccine, the resilient economy and the first stimulus package that sustained the economy. He wanted the second stimulus at $2000 at first but the Dems succeeded in blocking that, splitting it to make Trump look bad.

            The Covid best friend in attacking the people of the US was the Democratic Party trying to tear down Trump. They should not have been elected, they should have been jailed.

    • Hereward the Woke April 2, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

      I thought you were just spouting left-wing propaganda. Then I noticed that the source was wikipedia and I realized that you were right. /s

    • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 6:25 pm #

      What would you expect Bigbill? Bedpan Biden is already comparing himself to FDR. Sleepy Joe is GOING BIG!

      • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm #

        Typical Dem.

        Stealing the limelight from those that deserve it.

  31. BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

    Well, the guy who drove his car thru the US Capitol fence today, killing one police officer and injuring another, calls himself ‘Noah X’, a follower of the Nation of Islam’.

    Other than “this is a lone wolf attack”, and “terrorism is not a motive” don’t expect to be hearing much about this incident past tomorrow’s news cycle.

    Like the shooter a few days ago in Orange, Cal, the one last week in Boulder, and the dozens of videos of elderly Asians assaulted on city streets, wrong kind of perpetrator, wrong narrative, nothing of interest to see here.

    Brh

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

      Precisely

      The rage for the race-war will not come from the hunted.

      Any day now, some horny hillbilly is going to shoot someone and they’ll find that he followed Trump on twatter

      or is a registered republican

      or is a cisgender anglo male

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

      There was a shooting of a 13YO girl somewhere in richmond

      she was white

      he wasn’t

      where is the call for gun legislation?

      where is the story
      I
      I
      I
      I
      I
      buried
      like she was

      • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

        it was something like 5 shots
        a particular animus

        hard to call it accidental

        nothing to see here
        nothing here

    • Mountain gal April 2, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

      @ BRH

      It’s very frustrating to see that MSM has a narrative that they are attempting to follow and if the perpetrator doesn’t fit their idea of “the bad guy”, the news gets disappeared quickly. The GA massage parlor shooter was a big deal for a time as they attempted to make it seem as if he was some sort of angry white supremacist intent on killing Asians. In truth he was probably just a pretty screwed up guy who thought that by killing the sex workers he’d alleviate the temptation. I’ve seen nothing that indicates that he actually killed them as they were Asian, but that hasn’t stopped MSM, politicians etc from making use of this shooting.

      On the other hand, the CO shooter was a Muslim, the latest Capital attacker a black Muslim, the teenage carjacker girls in DC blacks, the vast majority if not all of the attackers on Asians and Orthodox Jews in NYC blacks and so on. Not at all what MSM wants to promote which is white supremacists preying on blacks or Asians.

      • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 8:04 pm #

        They’ve actually gotten White Liberals (and some Conservatives) to worship Blacks – the most violent race of all. This is delicious to them and they will not renounce it.

        • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

          More precisely,

          they got them to worship victimhood.

          But how does a white liberal get there?
          Are they female?
          Homosexual?
          Trans?

          Well, if not a victim, you need to attach yourself to one.
          Because, after al, it’s all about you and your conscience.
          And how you’re identified.
          What you project.

          So yo get a BLM sign
          or a shirt.
          You attend a rally.
          make sure to insta your participation.
          Make sure your avatar on antisocial media advertises your stance (but don’t forget to keep your belief in masks on your avatar)
          No excuse to eclipse.

          Maybe you LARP.
          Antifa rallies.
          You hate fascists and Nazis
          (I mean, who doesn’t) but that’s not the point.
          You need your fascism and naziism to be understood as otherwise.
          A caveat.
          A forged identity.
          A costume.

          The victim look.
          It’s the new black

          pun intended.

          • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

            There’s trendiness and virtue display to be sure. But the deeper aspect of the cult is actual worship of Blacks – perhaps as a deep subconscious symbol of nature or the Earth. Since Liberals no longer have Christianity, their guilt consciousness and religion had to find a new outlet.

          • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 7:18 am #

            True, worship of blacks, but right up there too is the Climate Change Cult. In fact ‘Climate Justice’, and Systemic Racism narratives are being rolled up into One, creating a new Catachism (which is being taught in public schools)

            Brh

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

            Brilliant.

            “Well, if not a victim, you need to attach yourself to one.
            Because, after al, it’s all about you and your conscience.
            And how you’re identified.
            What you project.”

            Yes.

            Friend of mine, a lesbian, thrived on being oppressed. But then eventually, she was just mainstream. She got married to her wife, and they are well to do, and successful, and well-accepted in society.

            That wouldn’t do. No more oppression??? Yikes. Whatever would she whine about?

            Enter the trans agenda! So now, in her mid-50’s, she ‘identifies’ as queer, gender fluid. Magically, she is now the most oppressed person on the planet, once again.

            Sitting in her mansion overlooking beautiful seaways in Washington State, with a rich wife funding her writing career (no job), she whines about the horrible oppression she suffers, imagining Poor Boys on her doorstep ready to shoot her dead just because of who she is.

            I wish I could say I was making this up. But it’s 100% true.

      • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

        You have to look at the X on this map.

        Yet, work your way back from the goal.

        But first, one must divine what the goal is.

        This is where critical thinking comes in.
        As easy as critical thinking is, you may not believe how these traits, or skills, have disappeared

        Back to our path. The goal is gun control

        So how do we get there?

        Minorities and underprivileged getting murdered by those that did not respect the gun laws in place?

        How about Chicagoland where they are illegal?

        Minorities killing minorities?

        Whites shooting white? Hmm… en masse? If not, hard pass.

        Whites shooting nonwhites?
        Whites that legally purchased a weapon?

        This is the path

        • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

          But of course, at one time, I was the cartographer

          the map maker

          insider bias

          insider vision.

    • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      Anything that makes a big splash in the media and stays there for any length of time is suspect as being much more than it appears on the surface.

      We’ll see what happens with this one.

  32. messianicdruid April 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

    Johnaz said, “Conservatives prize the present.”

    Another reason to hate labels.

  33. Maple April 2, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

    There ain’t no “building back” this psycho-led hellscape folks. We are landing in the white-hot cauldron just about now. Yes. That’s right. We are about to burn in hell.

  34. bigbill April 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

    “Sleepy Joe is GOING BIG!” –brh

    “Go big or go home” –DJT

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/520777-trump-tells-congress-to-go-big-or-go-home-on-coronavirus-stimulus

  35. akmofo April 2, 2021 at 8:38 pm #

    So what happens now with John Kerry’s US safety guarantees to Ukraine?

    What happens to any US safety guarantees to any country?

    Putin saw the pathetic US reaction in Iraq Syria Iran and Saudia and is moving his tanks to take over Ukraine. Soon after it will be the Caucuses, and then a test of NATO likely in the Baltic.

    Then China moves on Taiwan Philippines Japan.

    Then Turkey moves on Greece and Cyprus.

    And before you know it, Green be speaking Russian.

    Fun times ahead

    • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

      Wars and rumours of wars.

    • TheShadowKnows April 5, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      The guarantee of Washington to Ukraine is bluster. We are not going to war with Russia over a place like Ukraine. But due to Washington’s misdeeds in Ukraine over the past 10 years or so, they have to at least pretend. So don’t worry about that more than you have to.

      And Turkey moving on Greece? Come on….

      Now, if China should move on Taiwan, that will be a different story. It’s the main reason that Washington has begun forming this new ‘It’s not NATO in the Pacific, except well yeah, it actually kinda is’ thig with Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. I don’t know that Russia would even back China if they moved on Taiwan.

  36. PeteAtomic April 2, 2021 at 9:26 pm #

    I was listening to Government Radio early this morning. It was a program about the administration’s “infrastructure plan”.

    The government spokesmen for the plan glossed admirably for the “progressive” nature of the plan, and enthusiastically about the scope of the funding. One of the agitprop officers spoke about the funding of electric vehicles, and something about how tax will pay for the plan thru 2036, and blah blah blah blah

    Of course, there isn’t any insight about how the electric cars will be powered, or how people working in gas & oil will work in solar & wind, or how solar or wind will have the capacity to power all the electric cars, or if there will be any money after the Next Big Stock Market Crash, or if money itself means anything anymore.

    Nope. It’s all Willy Wonka without the Chocolate Factory.

    • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

      Blacks Swans are flying in, which will put paid to these megalomaniacal plans before the years is out. In fact, Russian armor rolling west this week might be the first Black Swan event on the horizon.

      Brh

  37. roccofire April 2, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

    Once again JHK you have clear vision, thanks for the insight.

    During these crazy times, read the wisdom of the Stoics, “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, and “How to think like a Roman Emperor” by Donald Robertson

    Warning Western thoughts by men will be discussed.

    6.Don’t get too worked up about things, you’ll soon be dead anyway.

    Those crazy old European men thoughts.

  38. David Webb April 2, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

    Where do I sign up for my free electric car? Make mine a Tesla Model X please. But seriously, the way things are going I can see the government commissioning someone to build their own “people’s car”. Something like an electric Trabant, with lead acid batteries because we can’t get lithium anymore, so a range of maybe 20 miles and a top speed of 50 mph. Why would anyone want more? If you need to take a long trip you can just hop on the high-speed rail, whenever that’s finished lol.

    • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 5:48 am #

      Something like an electric Trabant, with lead acid batteries because we can’t get lithium anymore, so a range of maybe 20 miles and a top speed of 50 mph. Why would anyone want more? If you need to take a long trip you can just hop on the high-speed rail, whenever that’s finished lol.

      I think a lot of that is not only inevitable – but actually desirable (minus the lead-acid battery). I know a lot of wackers want to drive their F-250s and Suburbans at 70 mph on the Interstate through the guts of Atlanta, NOLA, Dallas, Vegas, or LA … but really, that ain’t the future.

      Smaller souped-up EV golf-carts -doing 35 mph with a daily range of 100 miles – that is the future, and in fact meets the personal transport needs of 95% of trips. The good ole boys who have big trucks but small dicks … well, they’ll just have yo make other arrangements.

      And long-range rail transport might come into the mix too.

      • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        If and when Peak oil hits, we will have no choice but The Long Emergency.

        The Liberals and many reasonable Conservatives acknowledge that fact. The more reasonable realize that the change in society required to accommodate the loss of oil is a world game changer and that game changers usually create havoc, War.

        With proper planning and slow deliberate change, much of the pain could be eliminates.

        Is this possible with the USA bi partisan system? Is it only possible with a Uniparty, CCP inspired government system?

        Bottom line, can the American system going to be able to survive the changes necessary in the future?

        • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

          With proper planning and slow deliberate change, much of the pain could be eliminates.

          As JHK has alluded to frequently, we prefer the Thelma & Louise approach. We will continue happy motoring and everything else as long as we can, until we can’t.

          People will sit in line for hours and hours for that single gallon of gasoline – like we did in the 1970s.

      • benr April 3, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

        Such a classic bigot moronic jab at white men.

        Tell me something was it the red neck type who kicked your lily ass in high school the reason you turned into such a tool?

      • Ricechex April 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

        @ Takapo. You are such a nasty holier than thou entitled snob. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  39. MaryV April 2, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

    2018: “WASHNGTON—Today the National Governors Association (NGA) is announcing a new partnership with the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the Centre) to identify and implement policies promoting technological innovation. NGA’s technology policy office, NGA Future, will work with the Centre to host policymaker workshops on emerging innovations at the 2018 NGA Summer Meeting and in the fall at the Centre’s San Francisco headquarters. These workshops will create awareness about new technologies and identify relevant policy actions at the state level.

    NGA is very excited about the new opportunities sparked by this collaboration. “This new partnership will provide governors and key staff with expert advice on the best ways for states to prepare for future innovation,” said Scott Pattison, NGA CEO and Executive Director.

    “The World Economic Forum’s work through the Centre is perfectly aligned with the goals of my Chairman’s Initiative, Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Chairman of the National Governors Association. “I am certain that the Centre’s partnership with the NGA will prove to be of incredible benefit to both organizations as we all look toward the future of technology policy.”

    The partnership between NGA and the Centre recognizes the rapid growth of technological advancement and affirms the critical role of states in facilitating innovation in the coming years. Both organizations anticipate a fruitful relationship, bringing together policymakers and scientific experts to produce effective regulatory frameworks for future technologies.

    “The National Governors Association is the first organization of subnational governments to partner with the Centre,” said Murat Sönmez, Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. “We are looking forward to working with the association.”

    This partnership is just the latest of several NGA initiatives designed to prepare governors for future innovations in everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars. Learn more about NGA Future and the World Economic Forum.”

    https://www.nga.org/news/the-national-governors-association-and-the-world-economic-forum-announce-new-partnership/

    And the rest as they say, is history.

    • BackRowHeckler April 2, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

      Self driving cars

      Ahahahahaha ahahahaha ahahahahaha

    • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 4:07 am #

      This partnership is just the latest of several NGA initiatives designed to prepare governors for future innovations in everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars.

      What? These people are a laughing joke.

      Artificial Intelligence and Self-Driving Cars are right next to each other on the wide spectrum of things that governments should be worried about over the next 30 years. Water, energy, jobs, money, etc etc.

      That’s why there is no Great Reset, no New World Order, no One World Government, no globalist cabal.

      These people are dumb … they couldn’t organize a fuck in a brothel.

      • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        Government is dumb. Why?

        Because any organization that makes its living by trying to satisfy everyone is on a fool’s mission.

        I think that defines government. A ship of fools.!!

        Tekapo, you sound like my neighbor:

        We need to limit the size of government, government does not have an inkling of what to do.

        Then voted for the ultimate fool, Biden.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        The people with Ped Island “couldn’t organize a fuck in a brothel” because “[t]hese people are dumb.”

        I spent 22 years as a square peg on Bay Street and Wall Street. When you rub elbows with the mega moolah, you quickly realize that everyone is brilliant. Mainly silver spooners. All well-educated. All confident and brilliant.

        I spent my days with the bottom half of the top percentile and they are all brilliant. Not one dummy in the bunch. Lke the NHL, only the brightest and most dilligent land then thrive where the money is ran.

        So, you’re telling me that the top half of the top percetile (i.e. their bosses) are too dumb to function.

        You are a silly man, Tekapo. I did not plan on devolving to such statements but … Yeesh!

        • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

          So, you’re telling me that the top half of the top percentile (i.e. their bosses) are too dumb to function.

          I wasn’t talking about the super-rich on Wall Street – you might have them on your mind all the time, but not everyone does. I am perfectly aware they are privileged, entitled, and educated to become the financial leeches they are.

          Skilled, but not brilliant. And not so special … anyone born into such privilege has a good chance of doing well. Much harder to make the NHL national team.

          I was referencing the NGA (National Governors Association) – this motley crew of lower-level elected types, and presumably the bureaucrats that support them.

          AI and Self-Driving Cars are shiny new objects to check out, but our host JHK has talked frequently about all sorts of governments – people making serious decisions about the allocation of funding – who are completely oblivious to the REAL issues coming down the pike, and yet they should be the most aware, and showing leadership.

          I agree with JHK on this.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

            The amount of time that I or everyone else spend thinking of my 22 years working with the bottom half of the top one per cent is irrelevant.

            The point is, the people who run this planet have Ped Islands. The people who run this planet control it all. Wall Street is a funnel. That’s how they control MSM, Hollywood, resources, industry, medicine, Big Ag, Big Pharma, insurance, law enforcement, gov’ts at every level, Big Oil, Stocks & Bonds, derivitives, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc., etc., etc.

            The Best trick that Satan ever performed on humanity was convincing it that he does not exist.

            The hubris of, “There is no God because, if there were, He would have revealed Himself to me by now.” is breathtaking.

            God bless you, Tepako. Repent your sins and pray for forgiveness.

          • Night Owl April 4, 2021 at 5:17 am #

            Agent Tekapo of Media Matters.

            Still fouling up the board, I see.

      • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

        They might be idiots. But they are in power, and they have the money, and they call the shots.

        Idiots in charge is probably the most dangerous thing possible.

  40. KesaAnna April 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

    ” If God is perfect, why did he create such imperfect creatures? Either he didn’t know what he was doing, or he did, in which case, he’s cruel. Because he made us as we are, knowing the pain and suffering we’d cause. ”

    Again , let’s break this down.

    ” If God is perfect, why did he create such imperfect creatures? ”

    It seems to me that this assumes God is just another swinging dick or rotten crotch , roughly comparable to any other swinging dick or rotten crotch .

    Except that , presumably , this being creates red giant stars out of nothing.

    And , further , theoretically , this being is ever – existing and omnipresent.

    If any of that is true , then the default assumption would be that you couldn’t possibly guess the motives of such a creature , or even wrap your head around them.

    At that point , the evidence , such as it is , points neither in this direction , nor in that direction.

    So , at that point , you can either assume the best ; A good motive.

    Or assume the worst ; A bad motive.

    And that’s about it.

    Now why assume the worst motive ?

    So much for motive.

    Now as to means.

    ” Because he made us as we are, knowing the pain and suffering we’d cause. ”

    It seems to me that this is assuming the measure of things is the measure of a mans life.

    I don’t know a polite way to say this , but such an assumption strikes me on its face as extremely dubious right from the get – go.

    For example , as I point out last blog post , the universal common assumption at the present time is that the era of cheap coal and cheap petroleum is the measure of all things.

    But the era of cheap coal and cheap petroleum is , at least so far , barely 150 years.

    Human history , though , is best we can figure , at least 50,000 years .

    Never the less , the assumption seems to be that 1% of humanity constitutes practically a master race , and the 99% of humanity were all dumb asses.

    Apparently completely glossing over the fact that 99% of what that 1% is , is what those 99% of dumb asses made of them.

    ” Standing on the shoulders of giants ”

    Inherited wealth .

    It looks to me like the proverbial teenager who thinks she knows everything , and worse , a teenager with a million dollar trust fund.

    Now to hopefully put the same in a more theological context ;

    What is the measure of a human life ?

    The average ( ? ) human life is lived out between 5 , and 100 years.

    By practically any measure , except the entirely self – absorbed ( ? ) , whether you drop dead at 5 years old , or drop dead at 100 years old , this is a triflingly brief span of time.

    And it sure looks to me like it is a span of time absolutely chock full of ambiguities , whether one lives out ones entire life in a cave , in a convent , or in a brothel.

    Whether in Hobbit land , or in Bosnia.

    And I would guess that even for the rich , the popular , and the beautiful it is never the less full of woe.

    ( I just got through reading the self – written autobiography of the American actress Sally Field. It turns out that the star of ” The Flying Nun ” , and , ” Smokey and the Bandit ” is a very good writer , and I dare say something of an intellect. One of the damn best autobiographies I have ever read..

    However , a common criticism of this autobiography is that this very privileged movie star spends three – fourths of the book in , ” Woe is me ” – mode. And I agree that criticism is valid , except that I also think that , ironically , Sally Field was trying to AVOID throwing a pity party for herself ! )

    It seems to me , though , that if you take so much as one step outside of the narrow frame work of a human life span ,

    this assumption ;

    Because he made us as we are, knowing the pain and suffering we’d cause. ”

    Becomes highly dubious.

    It is , again , assuming the worst when you could just as well assume the best.

    That is , if you assume an afterlife , if you assume eternal life ,

    then a human life span becomes the measure of ……..not much at all.

    For example , when I was 5 years old I’m sure I did something like , or similar to , hitting my thumb full – force with a hammer.

    And as I have done such a thing much more recently , I’m sure that at that time it was in a very literal sense , “Hell on Earth ” .

    Except that ; 50 years later ?

    I don’t even remember. it !

    A more specific example ;

    In childhood I knew a girl that I wanted very much to be best – friends – forever with , but she hated my guts. ( People I liked , who never the less hated my guts , was apparently not a phenomenon exclusive to Americans )

    I remember she had bright red hair , cut in a page boy , and pasty white skin , and huge eyes —

    — except I cannot recall exactly whether her eyes were blue , or brown , despite their size and prominence , despite my fixation on them 40 + years.

    And I recall that her mouth seemed to me to generate excess saliva , like someone who chews tobacco , or someone who wears braces.

    Except she certainly didn’t chew tobacco , and braces were rather unlikely in East Germany , and maybe I got the impression of excess saliva because she would get right in my face to cuss me out , so her mouth was very close to me ?

    Anyway , here I remember a detail , a detail important to me , but at the same time I don’t remember at all . WTF ?

    Another thing ; This person who was very important to me ? A person I still think of ?

    I haven’t the foggiest clue what her name was !

    Not a single clue !

    Finally , while I remember the girl , the context of the girl near completely eludes me.

    Was I seven , eight , or nine years old when I knew her ?

    Did I know her one season , one year ? Or three years ?

    I cannot recall.

    And it has been only 40 years , not 400 .

    So it’s not like I have to live 500 years , or go to Heaven or Hell , to find examples of this sort of thing , that human life is a piss poor yardstick of anything.

    Well now , religion trots out this business of dividing the world up into sheep and goats , of winners and losers , of God as Team Perfect , World Police , of existence and the meaning of life being a never ending episode of Judge Judy or the People Court , does it not ?

    Well , is that exclusive to religion ?

    It hardly seems so to me !

    It seems to me that no matter where you look , from Japan to England , from Fiji to Iceland ,

    You see this assumption that goes something like this ;

    ” If I’m not fucking someone else over , I’m being fucked. ”

    VERY RARELY the opposite ;

    ” My neighbors good fortune might be conducive to my own welfare. ”

    And another ;

    ” The way to put more steaks in the icebox is to run around chopping peoples heads off. ”

    VERY RARELY the opposite ;

    ” The way to put more steaks in the icebox is to quit chopping peoples heads off and scaring the shit out of everybody.

    Maybe people who are scared shitless , in chains , or not breathing , are not very productive ? ”

    Now , here again it seems to me that you can make one of two assumptions ;

    Religion contaminated and corrupted the rest of mankind and every human endeavor with sadism.

    Or , innate sadism corrupted and contaminated religion , like it has corrupted and contaminated everything from Kindergarten to cow pastures.

    Finally , it seems to me that if you make the latter assumption , then throwing out religion looks like throwing the baby out with the bath water.

    Why people would throw the baby out with the bath water , I suspect , is a changeling with many fathers.

    Like the common and universal assumption that success = genius or wisdom.

    When it at least sure seems to me that , like it or not , commonly success teaches people very little or nothing , and is productive of , ” The Victory Disease ” , as the Japanese called it ,

    while people learn a lot from suffering.

    Pair that notion with the notion of a well -meaning and loving God and eternal life ,

    and what you have then of suffering is literally like the justice of a loving partner or parent to a beloved other or a beloved child.

    Not , frankly , what you actually see so much of among men where ” justice” or ” punishment ” is really akin to masturbation , and is in no way genuinely meant to help any other.

    • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

      Seems like you keep falling in love with girls. Interesting. I’m just a mirror. Well one that talks…..

      I saw a great horror movie about a lonely girl who contacted a demon realm in thru the “snow” (remember that?) on her TV. Of course the guy was very handsome and didn’t come off as a demon. He built trust with her and said they wanted to come thru to her dimension. He asked her to send her cat thru. She did and the cat got fried. He thanked her and said that their scientists had learned much from the experiment. You know how this ends…..

      Was Burt really the love of her life? Death reaps all here. Their skeletons will smile at each other in the crypt. Or if in separate graves, a vine will grow from one tombstone to another.

      • KesaAnna April 2, 2021 at 11:25 pm #

        ” Seems like you keep falling in love with girls. ”

        As much as I have written here on CFN , we haven’t covered one – tenth of my biography.

        Would you like another chapter of what we might entitle , ” Adventures in fellatio ” ?

        Your interest in that might be , ” interesting” .

        • KesaAnna April 2, 2021 at 11:29 pm #

          But then Tocsonpur ( IF I’m remembering the poster and the criticism accurately )

          might be very annoyed.

          You can’t win for losing. .

          And it seems to me that is yet another factor that hardly serves as a point in favor of secularism and atheism.

        • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

          Only if you loved them.

          • KesaAnna April 3, 2021 at 12:10 am #

            If I went to Heaven and met , say , Joe Stalin and Jack the Ripper there , I would not be surprised.

            And I would — at least like to think — I would not resent it.

            Actually , I’m inclined to doubt that I would resent it.

            Think of the happiest moment(s) in your life .

            At that time(s) did you dwell on those who fucked you over ?

            Or , at that time , was your mind and heart occupied with other things ?

            Well , let us say that Heaven is like the happiest day of your life , but permanent , perpetual , forever.

            And let us say , for Example , that Mary Kelly went to Heaven.

            As bad as this seems , here and now ;

            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/MaryJaneKelly_Ripper_100.jpg

            Do you suppose Mary Kelly morosely sits around Heaven wringing her hands over what happened 9th November , 1888 ?

            Now , at the risk of arrogance and pride ,

            such a world view strikes me , alone , as a great deal more loving in itself than the apparently garden variety world view that , for example , a hundred years later , would kick George Custer in the teeth for what was actually a very common blunder on the battlefield ,

            and for looking down somewhat on Indians , when apparently that was an absolutely common conceit at the time.

            Not to mention , after all , that Custer got his head blown off for the United States , didn’t he ?

            But the mulatto girl from another country , who does not like the United States , has to defend him

          • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

            I think Jack the Ripper was over rated. To begin with, he murdered only 8 women, which makes him a piker by today’s standards. And he wasn’t the King of England, the Prince of Wales, or the Duke of Gloucester. No, what he was … was a local loser, a nobody, a creep with a grudge against woman who lived in some squalid rooming house, a loner who haunted the streets of gloomy Victorian London, searching for victims amongst down and out prostitutes.

            Brh

    • MaryV April 2, 2021 at 10:37 pm #

      Thanks for proving my point!

    • 100th Avatar April 2, 2021 at 11:48 pm #

      Is there a not self-written autobiography?

      Asking for a friend

      • KesaAnna April 3, 2021 at 12:14 am #

        ??

        Many are ghost – written , it appears to me.

        In the case of Sally Field’s autobiography , to all appearances she was sole author.

        Though , of course , 99% ( ? ) of books of any type that see publication are edited , proof- read , and hand – held to some greater or lesser degree ?

  41. KesaAnna April 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

    Lol , my Easter sermon I suppose.

    • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

      You left out the Fall of Man aspect – you know, the Christian thing?

      • KesaAnna April 2, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

        It seems to me that , “innate sadism ” covers that well enough.

        But your Master Race a flat contradiction of original sin.

        Or , at least , like , ” Where did Cain’s wife come from ? ”

        I suppose the better sort of people came from somewhere else , and missed that whole show.

        Jolly good for them I suppose.

        • Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

          Christian Identity answers: Animal humanity already existed. Adam and Eve were a special creation – with God blowing his nature into their nostrils. Thus Cain found a nice animal girl and settled down.

          But a good answer on your part. I’m not committed to Christian Theology and neither are you. We’re having an arm wrestle and you pushed back my initial surge (a new racist word) back to the mid point.

          I do believe in original sin or in some basic “wrongness” about humans and human life. I also believe some groups have fallen farther into materiality than others. I don’t use the term Master Race. I acknowledge East Asians and Ashkenazi are smarter on average and that Blacks are often larger and more athletic. Yet Whites remain wonderful and you remain resentful!

  42. Yohannon April 2, 2021 at 11:16 pm #

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/545594-organizations-urge-biden-to-halt-reckless-rhetoric-with-putin

    Even some of Tekapo’s fellow travelers have realized the ongoing disaster of the Biden presidency and the depth of his dementia. One is reminded of Reagan’s joke about nuking Russia – they immediately scrambled their jets.

    Tek will learn, though after almost everybody else.

    • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 1:50 am #

      Tek will learn, though after almost everybody else.

      Have you ever seen the most remarkable Gold Medal in Winter Olympic history? Here you go:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAADWfJO2qM

      That’s me – I play the long game, read the tea-leaves, and operate outside the bubbles and echo chambers of the lunar types – both left and right. I correctly predicted Biden’s victory based on polls, and then all the steps leading up to and including his Inauguration on January 20.

      There was no coup by Trump, there was no Congress overturn by Pence, there was no ruling by the Supremes … it’s a long list of items that were confidently predicted on here that came to nought.

      I like the speed at which I learn … it pays dividends. I remain agnostic on whether Joe Biden is playing with a full deck – but I’m certainly not leaping to conclusions. Wisdom with age and experience.

      • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 10:45 am #

        Congratulations!

        You have successfully predicted the end of times for the USA.

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:11 am #

          LOL!

          Well now I see Tekapo’s true colors. He’s desperately looking for adulation for his greatness. He’s got an ego the size of Alaska.

          That explains so much.

          Now, one must wonder why he is desperate for adulation among this particular crowd of commenters?

          Bizarre.

          • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 11:14 am #

            Devil’s advocate, gets his jollies from creating discord.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:25 am #

            JAZ, I think you’re spot on.

          • Night Owl April 4, 2021 at 5:20 am #

            Tekapo is one of the board’s biggest Tin Foilers.

            Manchurian Candidate forever.

          • Tekapo April 4, 2021 at 5:41 am #

            Manchurian Candidate forever.

            So says the man who asserted umpteen times: “Donald Trump shall be your president”. Haha.

          • Night Owl April 4, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

            No equivalence, one is a prediction based on fact and law, the other is a Russia-Russia (!) Tinfoil special.

      • Yohannon April 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

        Someone said you also were the subject of the greatest wipe out ever, the iconic “agony of defeat” used by Wide World of Sports.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

        That’s the Funniest Winter Olympic Gold Medal ever, Tekapo, but, and this is not fun for a Canadian boy to say, the most Remarkable Winter Olympic Gold Medal is most definitely US Men’s Hockey Team at Lake Placid, New York 1980.

        You’ve no idea how impossible their accomplishment there was. One of the Top 10 Moments in Hockey History.

        But … Your plan is to skate 5th of 5 and Hope the Top 4 blow each other away before the Finish Line? You did see how surprised he was, Right? He sure didn’t have your foresight.

  43. Yohannon April 3, 2021 at 12:04 am #

    And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:26-31).

    It is dry now. Ever want the mountains to fall on you or the hills to cover you? I have. The Church shall flee to the Wilderness to escape the persecution of the Antichrist. Flee North and West when destruction comes. Pray that you are not with child or people who are like children.

    I think Goethe lifted the mountains and hills line from this Gospel. Others have as well no doubt.

    Imagine seeing your children grow up in the image of the Beast, completely alien to you. What could be more painful?

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 3, 2021 at 12:53 am #

      Imagine devoting one’s life to opposing the beast only to find out, way too late, you’d failed. All along, your efforts had actually been in service of the beast

      • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

        God knows your heart. God knows your thoughts, your motives. Your every thought, word and deed is perfectly comprehended and recorded. Mine too. All of us.

        Your scenario is not possible. God knows you.

        “Well it may be The Devil
        Or it may be the Lord
        But you’re gonna have to serve somebody
        Serve somebody”
        – Bob Dylan

    • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      He sounds like He is predicting an End of Human Time drought, doesn’t it. A lot of the bad times for the Hebrews in the Old Testament were caused by drought.

      Drought and famine, Disease, War, Death. The Four Horsemen.

      Over farming, Overpopulation, greed, power seeking, ethnocentrism are the real causes of Man’s miseries, not the Four Horsemen.

      • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

        You don’t seem understand how God acts. Science in our little 3-dimensional realm does not disprove God. Rather, it gives us glimpses into how He acts.

        The Four Horsemen are Revelation to a man of a much simpler time. The Four Horsemen are the result of over-farming, overpopulation, greed et al.

        He knows what He’s doing.

  44. KesaAnna April 3, 2021 at 1:21 am #

    ” Yet Whites remain wonderful and you remain resentful! ”

    I suspect ” resentful ” may be in the eye of the beholder.

    Like , for example , speaking of the autobiography of Sally Field —

    When I did write an essay on my one-time occupation , it at least seemed to me that I took pains to point out that occupation in no way represented a victimhood.

    Where I was any sort of victim was where I worked for ten years for minimum wage in a factory that made wood roof trusses.

    In that time I , or rather we , must have put at least hundreds , perhaps even thousands , of roofs over peoples heads.

    But I , and we , generally got treated like shit , and got paid wages that barely covered the grocery bill , but scarce anything else.

    I wasn’t the only one in that factory who lived in mortal fear of the car breaking down .

    No , being a Call Girl was in the category of , ” The best of times ” .

    Never the less , and I could have predicted as much , my essay was characterized as a self – pity party.

    I suspect that often , ” resentful ” is a mis – directing code to cover the fact that not uncommonly meritocracy is as much a Potemkin Village as is Communism.

    Two – thirds of all wealth is inherited , no less in the United States than in medieval Germany.

    Throw in parents or significant others who , though while not moneyed , are doting and reliable , and that percentage of inherited wealth is even higher .

    As for Communism ? Well , true , in the Communist system money and property count for very little or nothing.

    However , if your parents were opponents of the regime , it’s a pretty good bet that you will amount to never much of anything , regardless of merit or ability.

    Your parents are party members in good standing ? You have a good shot at a desk job even if you are a rotter.

    Your daddy is Erich Honecker ? The potential is the sky is the limit , even if you are a total loser.

    Communism is supposed to be class – less , but in fact it underlines and magnifies class.

    So we are back to inherited wealth and arbitrarily favored children.

    ” Resentful ” sounds like feeling.

    I said recently that I have no problem with profit.

    I do have a problem with calling profit anything other than profit.

    Such a view strikes me as rather more lacking in feeling.

    Call me cold , indifferent , amoral ?

    Alright.

    Hateful or resentful ?

    Pfft !

    I am not one of the ones who wants to run around arresting everyone , and his third cousin too.

  45. brio April 3, 2021 at 1:46 am #

    Humm.

    “First, the whole mass motoring racket is falling apart more on its financial model than on whether the cars move by gasoline or electricity.”

    Posted on the same day as this post from Instapundit:

    CHANGE: Car Buyers Flocked to Dealers in First Quarter after a Tough 2020.

  46. KesaAnna April 3, 2021 at 2:07 am #

    ” I saw a great horror movie about a lonely girl who contacted a demon realm in thru the “snow” ”

    Coincidences !

    LAST NIGHT I saw a movie , ” Look Away ” .

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_Away_(film)

    I really liked the movie , up to the point where Airam becomes a hysterical violent idiot.

    So , lol , then I just pretended the movie had a different ending.

    Problem solved. 😛

    • SoftStarLight April 3, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

      Omygosh that movie is so good!! It’s a scary thought but very realistic horror too you know. Some people even have lots of different people living inside of them. I guess Airam did get a little kooky and scary huh. But how would you feel and act if you knew what you knew about you know who?

  47. Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 4:33 am #

    I notice nobody is talking much about Matt Gaetz … Florida Man.

    Is there a reason for this? Shyness? Legal Privilege? Let’s wait until all the evidence is in? Just a witch-hunt? Everyone does it? Just a beat-up? Fake News? Everyone is innocent until proven guilty?

    All of the above?

    • stelmosfire April 3, 2021 at 8:35 am #

      Take-a-poo says:
      “I notice nobody is talking much about Matt Gaetz”

      WTF are you talking about.? CNN, MSNBC, etc. etc are all over the Gaetz story. I watch the MSM during commercials, Chauvin has already been convicted. That smug asshole Lemon was on with a couple black legal analysts last night having quite laugh fest about the Saint Floyd case. Guilty until proven innocent. Same game plan they used on Trump for four years, Russia, Russia, Russia, 2 impeachments, etc. all for nought. Retractions if ever posted weeks later on page 13.

      • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 10:00 am #

        Russia, Russia, Russia

        Ha, now Russia is back in the news, ready to shuv it up Bedpan Biden’s ass.

        Did we ever find out why the Moscow Mayor’s office gave Hunter Biden $3 million? I know, I know, the NYTs is digging into it ahahahahaha.

        Brh

        • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 10:28 am #

          BRH

          One statement

          Wag the Dog

          Biden wants to unify the US. He will use the old reliable, WAR. The common enemy.

          It will not work. Why?

          Because sensible folks realize the number one enemy of the USA is the Democratic Party and its globalist bosses.

          • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 10:30 am #

            Tomorrow is Marlin Covid busting Orange Smoothie day.

            Yay!

          • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 11:02 am #

            Not to blow my own horn JAZ, but I like to think it was my Screwdriver Smoothie Elixer that prevented the USA c2020 from devolving into a 1348-1350 Black Plague dystopian nightmare with 1/3 of the population being wiped out.

            I’m a hero in my own mind!

            Brh

          • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 11:11 am #

            It worked!

          • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

            But do I get any credit for it? NO, AND HELL NO!

            I’ll mix up a batch, my wife sneers at me “Why are you drinking in the morning?” I answer, glibly “Its medicinal.”

            That’s Quarantinem baby!

            Brh

      • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:13 am #

        He seems so desperate to have a gotcha moment in his mind, this must be about his 10th attempt on this comments thread alone.

        • benr April 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

          Pathetic is it not?
          Looking at Agent Chin Po aka tekapo posts is looking into the mind of a maniac furiously trying to make points that don’t line up with any reality but his own feverish echo chamber of insanity and Democrat lies de jour.

          • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 11:47 am #

            Yes, it’s starting to make me laugh at this point.

          • Redneck Liberal April 4, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

            Haha…a tortured analogy, more reflective of your own screwed up perception than you could ever recognise, being so lacking in self-awareness.

      • Yohannon April 3, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        They have cops testifying about how horrible what Chauvin did was – even though it’s taught at their academy.

        The Fix appears to be in. As Thurgood Marshall said, “It’s our turn now.”

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

          Saw that fix comin’ a mile away.

          I’m pretty sure we’re *this* close to having no rule of law whatsoever left.

          They can’t, because the PTB in charge of pushing the pandemic and vaxxes have broken so many laws.

          • BackRowHeckler April 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

            No, there’s still the rule of law.

            For example, last week in Tacoma, Antifa were stopping vehicles near the Capital building, smashing windows and assaulting drivers. No police presence was evident. However, when one man exited his vehicle and drew a weapon, suddenly cops appeared out of nowhere; they were all over this poor guy like stink on a monkey.

            There’s your Rule of Law.

            Brh

      • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

        WTF are you talking about.? CNN, MSNBC, etc. etc are all over the Gaetz story.

        I appreciate that – the sharks smell blood – there’s nothing like a straight-looking political suit getting done for sleaze. I meant it had not been raised on here, bro’.

        I watch the MSM during commercials

        Is that like buying Playboy for the articles?

    • benr April 3, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      Matt must be doing something right he has your panties in a bunch.
      The taking head for leftist propaganda is all aquiver about him.

      • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        I watched part of that conservative rally after the election, and he was one of the stars. I thought to myself, this is the next charismatic Obama-type. He could go far with the plebes.

        So of course he had to be taken out. We’ll see if they succeed.

        And if he was having sex on the road with a 17 year old, he deserves whatever happens to him.

        • benr April 3, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

          He didn’t it is part of a blackmail scheme in which the FBI was using his father as the bagman.
          Matt has publicly demanded the FBI release all the data as well as tapes on the sting.
          By the way lest the leftwing spokeshole attempt to spin this the sting was on who was trying to blackmail him and his family on a fake sex scandal.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

            IF true that is textbook Dem behavior.

            Hey why not do it over and over again? It’s not as if anyone goes down for stuff even after caught.

            See: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazil, etc. etc.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

            He didn’t it is part of a blackmail scheme in which the FBI was using his father as the bagman. Matt has publicly demanded the FBI release all the data as well as tapes on the sting.

            So says Matt Gaetz … uncorroborated.

            It was fun to watch Tucker Carlson’s uncomfortable reaction when Gaetz brought up the dinner he had with him – seemingly in the company of two “female companions” that didn’t include wives. Or something. As Carlson said, it was one weird interview with one weird guy.

            Whatever … you would probably suspect the Matt Gaetz story is over … toast. Sneaking into an office after hours to make fake IDs for minors is pretty tacky – so is leaving evidence all over the place.

          • benr April 3, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

            Keep spinning agent poo keep spinning.

          • Yohannon April 3, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

            Saw it: Tucker obviously sees Gaetz as a freak. Or he’s trying to disassociate himself from a doomed man.

          • Tekapo April 4, 2021 at 5:04 am #

            Saw it: Tucker obviously sees Gaetz as a freak. Or he’s trying to disassociate himself from a doomed man.

            No – Our Tucker was desperately trying to deny the meal he had with Gaetz – with women not their wives. Gaetz was giving Tucker a blackmail heads-up, I reckon. But the guy is definitely not right in the head … typical Young Republican.

      • MaryV April 4, 2021 at 11:45 am #

        Tekapo is in heavy denial. Even after the exhaustive list of Democrat paedos I posted, he thinks that any sex scandal is only a Republican thing.

        So bizarre, watching IDPol brainwashing in action.

  48. Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 6:39 am #

    And I really love that bright blue checked suit he wears.

    Quick quiz: Does the suit make Matt Gaetz look like:

    1. A 1980s off-brand sports broadcaster
    2. A warm up preacher for a Billy Graham Revival Rally
    3. A Mazda and Hyundai dealer from Moline IL

    You have 30 seconds. Time starts now. No Googling.

    • akmofo April 3, 2021 at 9:07 am #

      My bet Matt Gaetz is not a big fan of the Chinese Communist Party.

      Asoka, when was the last time you were this inquisitive about the Canadian blackface rapist and son of Fidel Castro?

      • akmofo April 3, 2021 at 9:09 am #

        No Googling, just funny coincidences, per usual.

        • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:28 am #

          I’m guessing this one gives all Dems and libs a pass no matter what they do. He is probably also a Bill Clinton apologist, or a Mark Weiner apologist.

          Can you imagine being so mired in IDPol that you think one ‘side’ is all good people and the other ‘side’ are all depraved sickos?

    • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 11:31 am #

      Remove the plank from your eye, maybe?

      The list of Democrats involved in crimes against children in recent years is as follows:

      Democratic aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, Jeff Rosato, plead guilty to charges of trading in child pornography.

      Democratic donor and billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein, ran an underage child sex brothel and was convicted of soliciting underage girls for prostitution.

      Democratic New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor as part of a plea agreement for sexted and sending Twitter DMs to underage girls as young as 15.

      Democratic donor, activist, and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is being criminally prosecuted and civilly sued for years of sexual abuse (that was well known “secret” in Hollywood) including underage sexual activities with aspiring female actresses.

      Democratic activist and #metoo proponent, Asia Argento, settled a lawsuit for sexual harassment stemming from sexual activities with an underage actor.

      Democratic Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, Gary Becker, was convicted of attempted child seduction, child pornography, and other child sex crimes.

      Democratic Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned after multiple accusations of child sexual abuse were levied against him including by family members.

      Democratic activist and aid to NYC Mayor De Blasio, Jacob Schwartz was arrested on possession of 3,000+ child pornographic images.

      Democratic activist and actor, Russell Simmons, was sued based on an allegation of sexual assault where he coerced an underage model for sex.

      Democratic Governor of Oregon, Neil Goldschmidt, after being caught by a newspaper, publicly admitted to having a past sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl after the statute of limitations on the rape charges had expired.

      Democratic Illinois Congressman, Mel Reynolds resigned from Congress after he was convicted of statutory rape of a 16-year-old campaign volunteer.

      Democratic New York Congressman, Fred Richmond, was arrested in Washington D.C. for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.

      Democratic activist, donor, and director, Roman Polanski, fled the country after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. Democrats and Hollywood actors still defend him to this day, including, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and Monica Bellucci.

      Democratic State Senator from Alaska, George Jacko, was found guilty of sexual harassment of an underage legislative page.

      Democratic State Representative candidate for Colorado, Andrew Myers, was convicted for possession of child pornography and enticing children.

      Democratic Illinois Congressman, Gus Savage was investigated by the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Ethics for attempting to rape an underage female Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire. The Committee concluded that while the events did occur his apology was sufficient and took no further action.

      Democratic activist, donor, and spokesperson for Subway, Jared Fogle, was convicted of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

      Democratic State Department official, Carl Carey, under Hillary Clinton’s state department, was arrested on ten counts of child porn possession.

      Democratic Maine Assistant Attorney General, James Cameron, was sentenced to just over 15 years in federal prison for seven counts of child porn possession, receipt and transmission.

      Democratic State Department official, Daniel Rosen, under Hillary Clinton’s state department, was arrested and charged with allegedly soliciting sex from a minor over the internet.

      Democratic State Department official, James Cafferty, pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography.

      Democratic radio host, Bernie Ward, plead guilty to one count of sending child pornography over the Internet.

      Democratic deputy attorney general from California, Raymond Liddy, was arrested for possession of child pornography.

      Democratic Illinois State Representative, Keith Farnham, has resigned and was charged with possession of child pornography and has been accused of bragging at an online site about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.

      Democratic spokesperson for the Arkansas Democratic Party, Harold Moody, Jr, was charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

      Democratic Radnor Township Board of Commissioners member, Philip Ahr, resigned from his position after being charged with possession of child pornography and abusing children between 2 and 6 years-old.

      Democratic activist and BLM organizer, Charles Wade, was arrested and charged with human trafficking and underage prostitution.

      Democratic Texas attorney and activist, Mark Benavides, was charged with having sex with a minor, inducing a child under 18 to have sex and compelling prostitution of at least nine legal clients and possession of child pornography. He was found guilty on six counts of sex trafficking.

      Democratic Virginia Delegate, Joe Morrissey, was indicted on charges connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl and was charged with supervisory indecent liberties with a minor, electronic solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

      Democratic Massachusetts Congressman, Gerry Studds, was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson was plead guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography of children less than 16 years of age.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Clayton, New York, Dale Kenyon, was indicted for sexual acts against a teenager.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, Richard Keenan, was given a life sentence in jail for raping a 4-year-old girl after claiming “she initiated it”.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Winston, Oregeon, Kenneth Barrett, was arrested for setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be a police officer.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, Dwayne L. Schutt, was arrested and charged with four counts of felony third-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of intentional child abuse.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Stockton, California, Anthony Silva, was charged with providing alcohol to young adults during a game of strip poker that included a 16-year-old boy at a camp for underprivileged children run by the mayor.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Millbrook, New York, Donald Briggs, was arrested and charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a person younger than 17.

      Democratic party leader for Victoria County, Texas, Stephen Jabbour, plead guilty to possession and receiving over half a million child pornographic images.

      Democratic activist and fundraiser, Terrence Bean, was arrested on charges of sodomy and sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy and when the alleged victim declined to testify, and the judge dismissed the case.

      Democratic Party Chairman for Davidson County, Tennessee, Rodney Mullin, resigned amid child pornography allegations.

      Democratic activist, Andrew Douglas Reed, pleaded guilty to a multiple counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor for producing child pornography.

      Democratic official from Terre Haute, Indiana, David Roberts was sentenced to federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography including placing hidden cameras in the bedrooms and bathrooms at a home he shared with two minor female victims.

      Democratic Texas attorney and activist, Mark Benavides, was charged with having sex with a minor, inducing a child under 18 to have sex and compelling prostitution of at least nine legal clients and possession of child pornography. He was found guilty on six counts of sex trafficking.

      Democratic Virginia Delegate, Joe Morrissey, was indicted on charges connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl and was charged with supervisory indecent liberties with a minor, electronic solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

      Democratic Massachusetts Congressman, Gerry Studds, was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson was plead guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography of children less than 16 years of age.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Clayton, New York, Dale Kenyon, was indicted for sexual acts against a teenager.

      Democratic Former Mayor of Dawson, Georgia, Christopher Wright, was indicted on the charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, rape, child molestation and statutory rape of an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.

        • JohnAZ April 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

          Mary, the bread and butter of the Deep State is drugs, human trafficking, gambling, prostitution and child trafficking. The “progress” of our economy has made most everything else unprofitable, mostly stimulated by the government.

          Open the border!!!

          Our government is very, very evil. Something to think about this weekend.

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

            So beyond evil.

            The reason that list is so long (of the depraved pedos etc) is because those are the people the PTB choose to put in top slots. They choose blackmailable, sick pervs. Because they can be controlled, and because they won’t say anything about the PTB’s own sick behavior and proclivities.

            Think about it: How did a HS coach who lost his job for being a pedo, make it to Speaker of the House? (Hastert).

            Something else to ponder this weekend.

        • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

          Bipartisan Paedophilia. Like Yakov Smirnoff used to say, “What a country!”

          • MaryV April 3, 2021 at 7:24 pm #

            And, this is the low-lying fruit.

            The people who run human sex trafficking are higher up still. And they do not get caught often. Epstein was caught, but they offed him so he couldn’t out anyone else.

            Laura Silsby was a Clinton Foundation employee who was caught trying to kidnap 30 or so Haitian children, under the guise of ‘saving’ them, even though many had parents they were stolen from.

            She went to jail, but the Clintons bailed her out. Last I checked, she sits on the board of Amber Alert.

            This isn’t a coincidence. People who traffic are put in positions of power where children are exploited.

        • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

          That list shows 46 Dem examples and 43 Repub examples … so statistically it’s hard to say very much about child sex predation being more a rightwing thing or a leftwing thing.

          [BTW I think it’s a huge stretch to put Epstein, Weinstein, Polanski, and some others, in the Dem column … their party affiliations are not relevant].

          But as Andrew Cuomo and now Matt Gaetz are yet again demonstrating – men who get themselves a bit of power often believe that unbridled sexual liberty by them are just one of the perks … a feature not a bug.

          And far too many of their colleagues, their staff, the media, and probably their wives, keep it all hushed up … they don’t want the house of cards to fall or the gravy train to stop.

          Except Matt Gaetz seems to have been very careless, traipsing evidence all over the place.

          • O.G. Hawkins April 3, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

            Serious? Clearly this is a Power in America problem and you’re arguing to win 43 to 40?

            You act like USA has a free press.

            Matt Gaetz has evidence all over the place Just like everyone else in the cesspool. They expose who they want when they want.

            They are in control and getting very close to pulling the pin.

          • Tekapo April 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

            Matt Gaetz has evidence all over the place Just like everyone else in the cesspool. They expose who they want when they want. They are in control and getting very close to pulling the pin.

            Yeah well … people have been predicting the End Times for a very long while … not with any great accuracy. Relax. Play golf. Go surfing.