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Who is surprised that the US government’s war on the American people is not going any better than its sponsored war in Ukraine? The only thing the government is really good at is covering up its crimes, which mainly requires them to do nothing — don’t investigate anything, don’t furnish documents to anyone, don’t answer official letters, slow-walk every required action, and otherwise dodge, duck, deny, deflect, and dissemble.

Now, even that game-plan is falling apart. Some senior officials in the FBI turned whistleblower this week, perhaps desperate to preserve their self-respect, and finally cleared up one of the great mystifications of our time, namely: How is it that the Hunter Biden laptop, stuffed with incriminating memoranda of bribery, treason, and diverse felonies, and in the FBI’s possession for two-and-a-half years now, just sat gathering dust in some sub-sub-basement cubby-hole — while “Joe Biden,” the putative president (or, more likely, the enigmatic claque behind him) was allowed to carry out a demolition of America’s economy and culture?

The answer is one Brian Auten, FBI Senior Analyst, who engineered a scheme to label Hunter’s laptop “Russian disinformation,” which allowed FBI Director Christopher Wray to throw a switch that turned off any further inquiry in the matter beginning in August before the 2020 presidential election. In turn, other senior FBI officials had all the documents pertaining to the decision process on that matter locked up in a special file that would never see the light of day. Auten’s action led to the release of a letter signed by “fifty former intelligence officials” labeling the laptop as a Russian disinfo op — which became the basis for social media to conspire to censor any discussion of the laptop and its contents. And so it was that a political puppet deeply in the pay of foreign interests got shoehorned into the White House. Well, that and widespread election fraud.

Turns out that Agent Brian Auten was also involved in favorably vetting the Steele Dossier when it was used to justify FISA court warrants against figures in Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign, part of the RussiaGate operation that disordered and disabled President Trump’s entire four-year term. Well now you know. Perhaps Special Counsel John Durham knows this, too. (If he didn’t before, he must now.) Eventually, Mr. Auten will have to answer for all this, maybe after the mid-term elections. We must imagine that he will implicate many other familiar figures in the process who were on-the-scene at the time, including Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey, comfortably sitting on the sidelines lo these many years enjoying their book royalties and cable news salaries.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, says he will hold hearings about this. When? The Senate is scheduled to be in recess August 6 to September 6 for politicking back home. Maybe after that Senator Grassley will actually produce his whistleblowers in open session — unlike the 2019 first impeachment of Donald Trump, in which chief whistleblower CIA agent Eric Ciaramella, amazingly, never made an appearance. That will be refreshing.

It would also be nice to hear from FBI Director Wray. Did he approve of the decision to label Hunter’s laptop “disnformation?” Was he familiar with the contents of the laptop, the emails between Hunter and his business associates and agents of the CCP? Did Mr. Wray happen to examine any of the pornographic videos of orgies with Hunter’s stable of Russian whores plus the crack-smoking? Did Mr. Wray wonder whether equally bad or worse material was in the hands of Uncle Xi’s regime? Did it occur to Mr. Wray that all this might compromise “the Big Guy” in the Oval Office?

It also would be edifying to hear from Mr. Wray’s boss, Attorney General Merrick Garland. During his 20 months on-the-job, has he ever inquired of his FBI what’s up with that Hunter Biden laptop? Was he acquainted with the contents? Half the country has seen the videos of Hunter cavorting naked in hotel rooms and lighting up the crystal meth, but not Mr. Garland? There’s rumored-to-be more depraved material on the laptop involving minors that even conscientious auditors outside of government have seen and deemed too atrocious to release. (Copies of Hunter’s hard-drive are in possession of many people outside government.)

I hope Senator Grassley also calls Lisa Monaco, the Deputy Attorney General, now at Mr. Garland’s right hand, who was formerly President Barack Obama’s White House Homeland Security Advisor — a fancy way of describing her role in weaponizing the apparatus of the security state against the Democratic Party’s political opponents. Lisa Monaco’s current role is the DOJ Fixer — the person who makes sure that federal law enforcement does nothing about the crimes carried out by Mr. Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and many other now well-known names in the RussiaGate cosmos, as well as continuing to squelch any inquiry on the Biden family’s criminal operations.

All of this is going to blow open, of course, and all at the same time that two other big things blow up: 1) the realization that the government lied about everything in the Covid-19 story, including especially covering-up the harmful effects of their vaunted mRNA shots, and 2) deepening US economic chaos, including the implosion of markets, derivatives, banks, and the US dollar.

Some observers say that “Joe Biden” has nothing left except to shove the USA into a hot war. Kind of looks like he’s trying — sending US Special Forces to Ukraine’s border, and all. I don’t think he’ll dare cross that line, though. To me, it’s more likely that our government will summon, shall we say, a special sort of doctor from the Intel Community to administer a permanent sleeping med to the Big Guy. Did you see how bug-eyed he was on video the other day? Didn’t even blink for the longest time. Looks like he badly needs sleep… a big sleep… the biggest sleep there is. Wait for it.


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  1. lizharmon July 29, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    I think you’re right that this is going to blow open, Jim, but only because the Party of Chaos is done with Uncle Joe. They need an excuse to get rid of him while simultaneously blaming the GOP and this is it. Personally, food and gas and my idiot woke neighbors are bigger concerns but that’s just me.

    • Hereward the Woke July 29, 2022 at 10:01 am #

      It’s not only the HB laptop that is gathering dust in the FBI basement, but also Weiner’s and HRC’s. And as with those, nothing will be done about Hunter’s. As for the general situation, it’s looking bleak. Sure, the GOP might landslide the midterms, but anyone expecting a party whom a large number of its members just voted for the appalling “gay marriage” bill to actually steady the ship is deluded. The only congress folk who have done anything to stop the Jacobin Juggernaut destroying the US were Sinema and Manchin. And they were dems. The GOP are part of the treason, folks.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 10:07 am #

        Anthony’s laptop is on a shelf in Anthony’s closet. There never was any sickening child pornography on it, that was just a rumor.

        It helped distract from the Hillary/Obama basement server.

        • Bilejones July 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          I saw something recently about Weiner’s laptop having sexually explicit messages between him and a minor (15 year old).

          Were I less idle I’d look for it.

          Anyone running a book on Joe surviving the year?

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            Anthony was convicted of transmitting obscene materials to a minor.

            A minor who mysteriously contacted a known pervert deliberately.

            He sent dirty words to an adolescent. Hardly something that would make seasoned detectives sick to their stomachs, and certainly not something anyone would normally go to federal prison for.

          • benr July 29, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            @BoO

            Anthony Weiner had a penchant for sending people dick pics.
            Are you sure he did not include a few choice sausage shots as well?

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

            Yes, benr, because he would have had them entered as evidence against him.

          • benr July 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

            @BoO

            With so many DA’s funded by Soros not so sure about that.
            Democrats seem to be protected until they are of no use like Bob Filner.
            He had a terrible history of groping women and making sexual advances on them and was protected until he ran for San Diego mayor and then all of a sudden off the national stage and of no further use to the national DNC platforms his disgrace was finally made public.
            Never mind his nickname was filthy Filner for YEARS.
            There is not a more rat faced smarmy politician than this guy.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Filner

      • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 10:15 am #

        That brings to mind what would make a great placard slogan for protesting and picketing purposes when the overthrow is demanded:

        “TREASON IS THE REASON!!!!”

      • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 10:23 am #

        Gonna have to start a scorecard again to keep track of all the players. More intrigue out of Ol’ DC to cover up their perfidy overseas. Or is it the other way around? Who can tell anymore?

      • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        Manchin just sold out. I think he fell for their promises he’d be the 2024 Dem nominee for President.

        Sinema is hanging in for now, but her resistance seems to be weakening.

        • Uncle Bob July 29, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

          Why would Manchin hold the line, when 17 GOP Senators (including most if their leaders) just voted for a ginormous pork bill they’re saying will result in computer chips? If those ehores sold put, why shouldn’t he? And so, ladies and gentlemen, we are now well and truly fucked.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            Notice when President Trump tried corporate tax cuts to encourage bringing jobs back, he was bashed as giving money away to the rich.

          • Daddyotis July 29, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            Most certainly need, Beryl

      • drhooves July 29, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Yeah, a lot of old movies had a plot line of releasing incriminating evidence to a “free press” always resulted in justice being served.

        Problem is, among others, the free press of today is just as bought and paid for and controlled as .gov characters.

        Jim, you have much more confidence in “the system” than I do, but I’ll be pleasantly surprised and will readily admit I was wrong if ANY of the people mentioned in today’s blog post, including SloJoe’s finest creation Hunter, spend 10 minutes in jail. Hell, I’ll be surprised if any charges are filed that don’t result in the bread and circuses distractions we’re all so acquainted with – and where nothing happens.

        I mean really, to quote the croniest of cronies, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

      • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

        Weiner’s, HRC’s, and Seth Rich’s. They’ve been sitting on that one also.

      • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

        @Hereward the Woke:” but anyone expecting a party whom a large number of its members just voted for the appalling “gay marriage” bill to actually steady the ship is deluded.” Careful there; you run the risk of being accused of watching gay porn or being demon possessed by “fellow” contributors

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

          lol, still butthurt.

          • CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            “I Stand With Jarek”

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

            No one cares. This isn’t kindergarten.

    • Woodchuck July 29, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

      If you live inside the current arrangement of US suburbia with a big house on a small lot, you are somewhat limited in food resources. But with a bit of acreage, you can have a garden and a chicken house that can get you by in times of trouble at the supermarkets.

      As for gasoline, the time may arrive when suburban residents will be forced to carpool on shopping trips or not go at all and starve. A way out of that problem is to start bicycling if you are in an area convenient for it. It will do wonders for your health, and you can attach panniers on to the rear of the bike for hauling stuff. With gasoline strictly rationed, the streets will be much safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Drivers will be desperately trying to squeeze every last drop of mileage they can out of motor fuels and will be putt putting along like old grandmas. The cars still on the road will be filled to maximum capacity, trunks loaded and springs sagging. The ac inside these cars might be broken down, and the women inside them will be forgetting about their makeup and hair, that will be a lost cause. On a bicycle, you are out in the breeze, and having a blast going down a long hill with a curve in the middle – you get to lean the bicycle over in a turn just like a motorcycle rider does. You smell honeysuckle and mimosa flowers in the wind going by. If you’d gone shopping instead with a carpool ride, what you might smell is body odor, farts, and possibly even puke if it gets bad enough in there and hot enough for someone to get carsick. The mechanics tell ya it will be 6 months before a part comes in from Asia to fix your ac.

      What a wonderful future is in store for us! Isn’t democracy wonderful!

      • crudgemudgeon July 30, 2022 at 1:12 am #

        Getting back on my bike this summer has been great for my health, energy and soul. So far not able to ride 5 miles up and down hill into town and back, like I used to a few years back. But getting there. By the time I am doing it the weather will turn, making the roads slick. But for now, I’m digging it. It feels great to be able to climb a hill, smell the smells, see the sights. At 69, I am blessed.

      • tshields July 30, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

        Love it!

    • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

      Exactly Liz.
      He served his purpose:

      -nexus to Obama for the black voters
      -white old man for the traditionalists
      -is not Hillary
      -white trash background for the workingclass voters

      But he has outlived his purpose and now they need to usher him out.
      The rightwing witch hunt excuse will strike a chord with the staunch and thoroughly brainwashed Aurocratic Party electorate.

      But he’s getting the message. He knows they’ll turn on him if he refuses to seek reelection.

    • Walter B July 29, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

      I don’t know if Dopey Joe CAN be gotten rid of. The Devil watches over those who do his bidding and keeps them alive as absolutely long as long as possible, because even he wants to put off having them around him. If DJ decays too rapidly, they may have to call in a body double and the brain-dead political opposition and American public would do what, whimper? More likely they continue their unblinking stares into their Dingleboxes and scroll, scroll, scroll the day away, you know like they do now, constantly and everywhere they go.

      I have lost my faith in the American public and am doing my best to maintain my composure for when the CCP launches its political party here in the US ( I think they just did btw) and takes over the government after they fill all those human storage units (apartments) they are building for their people all over the country. Once they are in charge, many of our problems will be solved for us. Gulp!

      • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

        The guy they are using as president to me looks nothing like Joe Biden. I think there have been body doubles for awhile now.

  2. Penelope Dreadful July 29, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    “The only thing the government is really good at is covering up its crimes, which mainly requires them to do nothing — don’t investigate anything, don’t furnish documents to anyone, don’t answer official letters, slow-walk every required action, and otherwise dodge, duck, deny, deflect, and dissemble.”

    It sounds like they discovered “passive aggressiveness” and then weaponized it, and turned into a WMF – a weapon of mass-formation. A weapon that sucks all info and life into a mini black hole. Wasn’t there an X-Man (or is it X-Persons now???) who had that power???

    Anyway, the old “let’s just all step back for a minute” spin from Clinton/Lewinski evolved.

    • Hereward the Woke July 29, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      True, Penny. The midterms – whatever the result – will show that DC is irreformable. Either the Dems cheat massively, or the GOP win and do nothing. I suspect we will then start hearing even more about States’ conventions and secession. That’s a shame, because a broken US is exactly what Soros et al want. But if it means at least a strong, united rump of what America once was, then that will be better than nothing.

      • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        Yes, the “rump state” comes home. The Dem/GOP dichotomy is no longer entertaining, never mind remotely believable. We’ve been stuck in re-runs since Obama at least. Time to change the channel.

        • Hereward the Woke July 29, 2022 at 10:43 am #

          Another campaign slogan: The Rump, Not Trump!

        • hmuller July 29, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          I’ve always wondered: why don’t the decent, honest, and sane people in America start a third party. To hell with all these entrenched grifters!

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            Decent, honest and sane isn’t enough. Andrew Yang is those things, and he’s leading a new party, except it isn’t really new and he’s just a dupe who comes by it honestly.

          • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            1. They’ll get massively outspent.
            2. The intel agencies will subvert them in favor of the duopoly in all the usual ways.
            3. If push comes to shove, the election will just be fixed to produce the desired outcome. In fact, it will probably be fixed no matter what.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            You’d need to be independently wealthy like Trump was – and he simply lacked the vison or courage to take his millions of followers out of the Republican Party, though he may have toyed with the idea. If he had done it, he would have called it the Trump Party and it would have been stillborn in any any case.

            Beyond that, how independently wealthy is he? Or how “independently” wealthy can even an honest wealthy man be? As one of the Rothschilds said, All money is ours. Thus did the Protestant stalwarts turn our banking system over to them. They wanted in!

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 29, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

            Because the Uniparty wrote all of the ballot access laws in such a way as to effectively exclude and/or hamstring 3rd Party efforts to get their candidates on the ballot in each of the 50 states. Ask the folks involved in the old Reform Party movement back in the 1990’s. It cost them a tremendous amount of money, time, and work just to get put on the friggin’ ballot, which took away resources needed to campaign to win in the general election.

      • Alzaebo July 29, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        Holy smokes. With Ukraine as a template, I can see exactly that happening.

        The valuable smuggler’s ports of the coasts, California farmland, NYC banks and the Chicago commodities/currency exchange.

        A pirate’s den, ruled by autocratic gangsters like Kolomoiskyy and Zelenskyy are. A data haven (re the hacker’s Black Exchange in UKR), female and child trafficking, money laundering, a black market for weapons, drugs, and IT.

        Even high-end weapons, a la nuke tech like A.Q. Khan in Pakistan, and bioweapons like our 46 biolabs in UKR that spooked Putin into acting.

        Red states in the role of Poland and Belarus. UKR should be the Germany of the East, with its abundant resources and literate White Christian backbone; instead, its women are reduced to prostitution and its men to gangs or serfdom under a puppet regime. The same fate may await Americans in the new Blue Pact states.

        • Alzaebo July 29, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          Addendum, Americans and Canadians, with Mexico / Southwest as Blue Pact vassals.

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          When a woman dyes her hair an unnatural color, she is declaring loyalty to the New World Order. She dies the death spiritually speaking, rejecting natural law and its Author.

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 29, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

            Nature always identifies toxic creatures with bright, vivid colors as a warning to would-be predators. These Wymyn with the neon colored troll hair are no exception. Avoid them like the plague, gentlemen.

  3. Alzaebo July 29, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    And here stands Kamala “Jack Ruby” Harris by the bed, MyPillow in hand…

    • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      She would probably accidentally awake Biden beforehand, cackling him away while standing over his sleeping corpse.

      • Alzaebo July 29, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        Oh justice! The last thing he hears, that cackle in the dark!

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          The Cackle in the Dark. You have just named my coming novel. Others will want to use it too. Let the race to publication begin.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            You have proof you thought of it first.

            You can’t copyright a book title, generally, btw.

  4. Alfred July 29, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    When I’ve made expressions of certain justice, I often received, almost perfunctory, responses like, “yeah, wake me up when they get perp walked.”

    I generally dismiss such notions for what they are, frustration management, and we all need a lot of that.

    I agree with our host, that justice will be served, but of late the only thing underpinning that agreement is hope.

    Will our host tell us, why do you have faith that justice will be served?

    I ask, only to have my faith restored.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      The Ticker dude made another post about justice the other day:

      Is There A Way Out?

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246473

      I read some of the comments, and some of the commenters were suggesting that Karl Denninger should be the Attorney General.

      That made me kind of sad, because what if President Trump had that kind of AG? People blame him for choosing Bill Barr, but Barr had, on paper, what passes for the right stuff, and who else was he going to get who would do much better?

      At least Barr brought that Mueller thing to an end.

      • Alzaebo July 29, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        Barr, a coverup artist for the Deep State, a hatchetman like Jamie Gorelick.

        Look at that gross toad.
        Demonic evil oozes from every aspect.

        • justanotherguy July 29, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          alz, since these criminals took control, how many times have we taken a run at lucy’s football?

          at this stage of the game, justice, to the extent that it is visible, will be a limited hangout, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

          the puppetmasters have remained untouched for many generations. change that, and i might convinced we are serious about justice.

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Agree and disagree. He looks wholesome outwardly, unlike say Schiff. This makes him incredibly effective and dangerous. A smiling rogue. Try cross examining him. Utterly unflappable.

          Trump didn’t do his homework. Just like with Fauci and Kennedy. Just two famous guys. Trump likes fame. He chose Kennedy but Jared told him to pick Fauci. So he picked Fauci.

      • Rowdypiglet July 29, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        Beryl, I read the same article. He really delineates exactly what’s wrong and what would fix it. It’s so tantalizing to understand that we already have the laws in place if we would simply implement them. Of course, we already know that as we watch the cities being destroyed by feral humans who aren’t subject to any existing laws.

        I suspect a large hindrance to Trump was his ego, which would make it difficult for him to work with and retain the kind of people he needed in his administration – people who didn’t have other agendas, and wouldn’t shmooze him. He has a problem admitting he could be wrong, as we saw with his continued promotion of the vaxx as his great accomplishment. He did accomplish quite a few things, and I credit him with all of them, but the self aggrandisement and ego are his big flaws.

        • Not_GeorgeT July 29, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

          Trump never apologizes.

          It’s purely a statement of fact.

      • DaveO907 July 29, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        There are no heroes and Barr mos def is not one. Like his dad, CIA. His dad ran the Dalton School, hired J Epstein. Barr as CIA lawyer goes way back with Clinton Inc too, told the then Governor of Arkansas, “Don’t fuck up, they’ve got their eye on you for that job you’ve always wanted…” At the time (GHW Bush administration) they were one big happy family running cocaine out of Mena, Ark.
        There are no heroes….

    • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Faith is based on works. Haven’t seen any significant works yet. Wake me up when there are.

    • Wizard of the Saddle July 29, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      Justice will get served when about 20 million thoroughly pissed-off patriots will SR’s take down “The Blob” that has subverted our constitutional republic.

      “The Blob” will scream “Insurrection!!!” in horror at its imminent demise, but what will have actually have transpired is 1776 Redux.

      Welcome to the Revolution.

      • Wizard of the Saddle July 29, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

        AR’s, not SR’s. Fat fingers……sigh…..

        • Mike G July 30, 2022 at 3:21 am #

          Pelosi is working overtime to make sure that any gun owner in America can be prosecuted as a felon if they are in possession of any semi-automatic firearm.

          We are to be reduced to subjects of the queen, possession of double barrel shotguns only and that after being fingerprinted and quadruple vaxxed.

  5. SW July 29, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Maybe all along the laptop was held in reserve to make sure Biden did exactly as he was told. And I think you’re right, he’s used up and Hunter is a liability.

    Prosecuting Hunter would serve an even bigger purpose for the Democrats — they could claim that “no one is above the law! See! We’re even prosecuting the President’s son!” The fraud is apparent to anyone who’s paid attention but will be grabbed by the virtue signalers as proof they’re ethical. The fact it’s been covered up for over two years will be explained as conscientious vetting.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      I think the reason they are covering the laptop now is that it won’t hurt Joe’s reelection chances because he isn’t going to last that long, and more important they get to pretend they are bringing the truth out, while they actually are confusing the public.

      Did I not hear about Hunter’s iCloud account being hacked? The laptop has evidence that Hunter is a pig who uses too many drugs.

      It’s the hack that stands to incriminate God knows how many other very well connected people.
      The laptop is old news, people won’t pay too much attention because they think they’ve heard it already.

      • SW July 29, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        They’ve bled the drama out of the laptop story by a slow drip, drip, drip of information over the last two years. But there’s still political benefit from keeping it on the margins of the news as a red herring to distract from bigger crimes.

        I’m amazed they’ve been able to prop up Biden for so long but this guy is fading fast. He’s always sitting down (from what I’ve seen) and leaves DC on Thursdays for Delaware. What an embarrassment to the US that he’s our president.

        • justanotherguy July 29, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          i agree with this thread – the outlines of a limited hangout. got any predictions on the timeline?

          i’m wagering here that gabby noisome (aka ‘the hairdoo’) is part of the plan.

          • SW July 29, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            They’re not going to rock the boat before midterms. Newsome is definitely part of the plan as far as I can see. My prediction? Joe keels over later this year or quits due to health concerns, Kamala is President (what difference does it make? She’ll rubber stamp everything & the Democrats can claim the first woman President) Newsom will be appointed Vice and the carnival will roll on.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            Yeah, that’s one way to do it. But it is still full of threads that if pulled could unravel the whole sweater.

            But you don’t try to fool all of the people. You just have to fool enough. Normies have short attention spans. They are the majority and their vote cancels out yours.

            And people still admire Democracy or rule by the Normies which simply means rule by those that tell them what to think?

          • Not_GeorgeT July 29, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

            KH needs to be out of the picture first. This is my long-held opinion.

            Useful idiot comes to mind.

            Willie Brown allegedly told her not to take the job.

            Spiro Agnew is the model.

            I’m sure there’s enough dirt in CA to send her packing.

            Put in the actual next resident as vp.

            Then the JB avatar either resigns or has a fatal medical incident.

        • taijitu July 29, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          No more of an embarrassment than our Prime Minstrel, Justin Trudeau.

          • spaingaroo July 30, 2022 at 4:31 am #

            or (almost?) any leader of any country of the ‘free’ world.
            Some are good looking devils and some are ugly demons, but they are all cringe-worthy, embarrassing fools who can’t even speak eloquently either. Some can’t even make whole sentences. Remember when at least they could spin well.
            I personally believe there are no real elections being held anywhere any more.
            Even places like Spain with paper votes inspire no confidence because the tallies still take place inside Scytl and Dominion tech. Maybe if I investigated I would find that the whole thing is clean, because I do think people are irreparable when it comes to politics. They just don’t know what’s going on, don’t care to investigate or even listen. But still know not to vote for the evil conservatives.
            rather they listen
            “Tradition is not a cult of ashes but rather the transmission of fire” can’t remember who said that. (not easy to solve by searching either.)
            (very interesting discussion here about the source of that quote here classicalmusicguide dot com/viewtopic.php?t=38761)
            (nice version by Benjamin Franklin version of this quote in English which roughly translates to “tradition is not about guarding the ashes but keeping the flame alive”.)
            anyway, that got away from me.
            clown world

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        First paragraph: So they’re not covering it up at this point? Or they didn’t before but now they are?

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

          For Beryl of Oz.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          There are mainstream news outlets talking about the laptop now. Previously, if it was mentioned at all, it was called Russian disinformation.

          The real Hunter dirt is the iCould stuff, because we see who his contacts were.

          • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Well, that explains why they are talking about the laptop then.
            “Look over there! Squirrel!”

  6. KevinM July 29, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    It’s all coming to a head just not fast enough for me.I find it funny in strange way how the NYSE continues to go up with a recession at hand?The FED keeps pumping it!

    • TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      The government has an interest in keeping the stock market high, other tax revenues fall off a cliff. You can’t do everything with printing alone, LOL. Especially now that fracking production looks to be near or at the peak so that takes away the collateral for QE programs.

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        Tax Donkey

        Just watched a You Tube describing the real estate bust that has already started. He showed that the number 2 non bank mortgage company has just filed chapter 11 bankruptcy and other are going to follow it. number one was Rocket, I do not remember number 2 name but it is based in Dallas.

        His point though is that this will burden the availability of getting mortgages, credit, for the housing industry by all levels including the big banks. He mentioned Wells Fargo and Bank of America in the top 5.

        The frackers are in competition with these creditors. If housing cannot get capital for loans, where are oil companies going to get their loans?

        Get it? Biden wins here again in his anti FF campaign.

        • SW July 29, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          Prices are falling in Texas — not drastically — but we’re seeing lowered asking prices from the all time highs.

          • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            SW

            Prices are just starting to react. Inventories for sale are skyrocketing and there are fewer buyers. The investment piece of the action is reacting and starting to liquidate un wanted houses. the pace is about to take off and will significantly add on to the downturn.

            One thing I will say about Obama right now. His administration reacted quickly to the 2008 downturn and put enough new capital in place to blunt its impact.

            These idiots in the Biden mob just deny there is a problem and are dooming us to a big bust.

        • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          This is a bizarre country.
          Millions of people are living on the streets or in their cars, but the talking heads make sad faces when housing prices go lower.

          That is absolutely insane. A sane country would want every citizen housed and fed.

          • SW July 29, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

            I saw a piece on the news last night about the largest growth in homelessness was the baby boomer generation. They interviewed a woman who is living in her car with her daughter & grandchild. She said her apartment rent went up 30% and she was evicted.

            A sane country was what we used to be — sort of. At the very least, people could live on minimum wage in the 1970s and provide the basics for themselves and have a roof over their heads. You could see a GP and pay a reasonable fee without health insurance. A university education meant you could pass freshman English and write a research paper.

          • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

            I get the impression that most countries around the world consider it a function of government to make sure the basics are available for the population.
            So you see countries in Africa, for instance, refusing to starve their people by following US sanctions on Russia.
            You see other leaders talking about building housing, but it’s always in the context of providing housing for the population.
            It’s only here that proudly proclaimed “housing starts” have absolutely NO relation to housing needs.
            They are cutting down forests to build houses that no one will live in because they are unaffordable.
            But hey! That makes the GDP go up, and that is all the talking heads and the media slurpers care about.

        • TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

          John, I think the frackers were able to keep getting loans partly because of the easy money but also partly because they were actually producing. However, it looks like the industry as a whole is peaking and that’s not good. Without the USA as a major producer of new oil and gas, any new QE is more likely to become white hot inflation rather than any kind of productive collateral to provide a hope of paying off future debt. To make matters worse, we’ve decommissioned lots of coal plants for the last decade resulting in more natural gas for electricity. It worked because of the rapid increases in fracking nat gas production, however the decline rate of those wells is likely going to be almost vertical as well. At the moment, we have produced record amounts of natural gas, however our reserves are very low and prices are increasing thanks to FJB shipping it away. Keeping the whole 3-ring circus running with renewables has become a cruel joke, but amazingly too many people haven’t gotten the punch line yet.

          • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            They were burning off the gas because they were going for the oil.
            My sister’s car broke down in New Mexico and she ended up staying on a hill for a couple of days.
            Watching the flaring going on drove her nuts.
            They did it in the Dakotas also and I saw it in Texas.
            What a waste!

        • Not_GeorgeT July 29, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

          Consider for a moment the current fracking operations are either a Ponzi scheme or a shell game.

          It’s becoming musical chairs on a grand scale.

          Build the 20th/21st century equivalent of a high tech civilization.
          Put history into the dustbin I keep hearing about as the place where history goes.
          .
          Thus there will be no backup system when the civilization (make it the civilization of your choice) runs out of its source of energy.

          There is, I think, still a choice here in N America. Loads of coal. Coal apparently fueled the British Empire at the time when ‘the sun never set’ on said empire.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      You know what else is coming to a head? The truth about the vaccines, the damage they cause, the lockdowns; I would say the masks as well but some people will never wake up to that one, because they don’t want to.

      Alex Berenson has been chugging along, analyzing the actual data, proving that these shots have just plain failed, and worse, are doing harm:

      A whole world of mRNA vaccine side effect case reports

      https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/a-whole-world-of-mrna-vaccine-side?utm_source=%2Fprofile%2F12729762-alex-berenson&utm_medium=reader2

      URGENT: New paper suggests Covid mRNA vaccination rates are linked to increases in overall deaths

      https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/urgent-new-paper-suggests-covid-mrna/comments?utm_source=%2Fprofile%2F12729762-alex-berenson&utm_medium=reader2

      Meanwhile, the CDC has been busy getting more and more people kicked off Twitter.

      I’ve been trying to find some reporters who are interested in the truth about the shots, or concerned that the government is illegally censoring reporters, but they do not seem to think this has anything to do with what their jobs are.

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        Right now, Covid is on the back burner. The evils of the vaxx are making it out to the public. Only uninformed folks are getting vaxxed now. The gigantic surge being projected is not happening yet and probably not going to as folks are not going to run out and get Flu- Covid tested by the millions.

        Watch out for another “crisis” the Deep State will come up with to offset the election. They are masters at this game.

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          Monkey Pox is a flawed vehicle for them since it is an STD. If kids gets, they may be being abused or just have Gay male parents. Not a good look.

          • SW July 29, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            The one thing they don’t want to call it (or admit to) is that it’s an STD. In a way, it’s ironic b/c one of the protected groups is engaging in rather reckless behavior and there are preventative measures such as using condoms, limiting partners, and closing bathhouses that would slow its spread. They could find themselves in the horrible position of having to say this.

          • Wizard of the Saddle July 29, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

            Monkey Pox has a new name:

            “Sclong Covid”

            LOL

      • BeeGee July 30, 2022 at 1:28 am #

        The site globalresearch.ca is devoting lots of space to stories of vax misadventures. See if you have any for them to add.

      • GreenAlba July 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

        Excellent new film out premiered by Children’s Health Defense/Vaccine Choice Canada:

        live.childrenshealthdefense.org/premiere-uninformed-consent-a-matador-films-picture

        “Uninformed Consent”

        Two-part film, 2 hrs in total. Covers pretty much everything to educate your wavering family member (maybe). Not mine, sadly, as none of them would watch it.

        Includes vaxx injuries, covid passes, coercion, media, regulatory capture, Schwab, Gates and a whole lot more, Doesn’t get as far as social credit. Very good, though. And includes lots of our favourite good guys and bad guys. Plus a few toppling celebs.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      The downside of the market six months ago was the indicator for this recession. Even the Great Depression did not start until months after the stock market crashed in 1929.

      The stock market is a leading indicator for GNP. It responds to interest rates. Right now the market is in a holding pattern, up then down then up, waiting to see what Powell does. If rates keep going up, you will see your downturn.

      • KevinM July 29, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        I keep watching John wondering when. I have all but pulled my money out of the 401K figured I might need to think about eating now and the year ahead not ten years from now.

        • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

          You are selling at a low ebb, not the best thing.

          Your 401 should be used only is it is an emergency situation. Otherwise you are losing the principal you depend on to recover on the next upswing.

          I am no guru, but I think if the negative growth continues for two more quarters and inflation continues to rise because the Biden mob stops Powell, I will be hanging on waiting for big changes to occur. If it moves that way long enough, consumer demand drops and deflation starts. Deflation is what makes big depressions.

          We are at a very dangerous tipping point right now. Watch Powell and the Mobs reaction to him. for example, Manchin, caving in to the Mob, may be creating a much deeper recession. AZ senator has yet to be heard from.

        • TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

          Hey Kevin you probably did the right thing. Nonetheless, it might be awhile until your wisdom is obvious to all since the dollar domino may be one of the later ones to fall. There is a lot of panicked money from different countries that flee to the US and the dollar as a perceived source of stability. Money is coming in from Europe for example. Also, a lot of so called developing countries took out loans in dollars and now that oil price is high, it’s helping drive up the dollar index. The high dollar/high oil price combo is causing pain in a lot of places (e.g, Sri Lanka) as more of their cheap currency is needed to obtain dollars to service their debt. So it might keep the dollar stronger for the moment but in the end it will surely crash and burn in a hyperinflationary fiat currency holocaust the likes of which the world has never seen.

  7. izzy July 29, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    “We must imagine that he will implicate many other familiar figures…”

    Imagination is a powerful tool. Unfortunately, that’s probably as far as it will get. Precedents have been established. The political circus of inanities whirls on, as true existential difficulties and pressures increase. It’s still a long way to the bottom.

    • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Yes. Once you’ve brazenly stolen a national election its hard to imagine the thieves being intimidated by any lesser crimes. Rest assured, if/when Biden goes down there’ll be another puppet waiting in the wings to pick right up where he left off.

      • TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        Puppet quality is declining rapidly. Doesn’t seem like a sign of full-spectrum dominance for the puppeteers.

        • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          True, but there’s a logic to that. Puppets are disposable. You don’t want them to be too smart or too popular.

          • TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            Why don’t you want them to be popular? Obama was able to do untold damage to the country and was quite popular among many. Ditto for George Bush’s popularity with the Christian right, who pushed mindlessly for his Iraq war. You know, bomb their ass, just like Jesus would have done.

          • Redneck Liberal July 30, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            @benr / why is gas so expensive?

            Oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron reported historic profits from the last three months. Exxon made $17.9 billion (not a typo) last quarter, up 273% from the same time last year, while Chevron made $11.6 billion. Exxon’s rate of income was $2,245.62 every second of every day for the past 92 days; Chevron made $1,462.11 per second. Together, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and TotalEnergies are expected to announce $60 billion in profits for the past three months. They plan to spend much of the profit not on reinvesting in their businesses, but on stock buybacks, which drives up the price of the stock.

            Must be some Democrat plot to fuck you up (personally!) – right?”

          • benr July 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            @rl

            Typical liberal bullshit.

            Who makes the most profit off of each gallon of gas?
            Hint it’s NOT the OIL companies or gas stations!
            Another hint they have next to nothing to do with any of it but they control access to it and make you pay for it over and over from start to finish.

            Who spends the most to find the oil, get the oil, produce the products and get it to market?

            Who spends the money for R&D to make new and better products?

            Hundreds of millions of gallons of gas, diesel, oil and petroleum products are sold for a small percentage of actual profit.

          • Redneck Liberal July 30, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

            You numpty.
            I don’t require a lesson in how markets work, ffs. You always miss the point, usually by a margin so wide you could drive an EV truck through it.

            Here you’ve been whining like a little bitch about the pump price of gas, and blaming “Biden” for it (along with every other thing you bitch about…)

            Here’s the evidence that the oil companies are enjoying record-shattering PROFITS (not revenue) at a time when everyone’s hurting, because…shareholders, of course.

          • benr July 31, 2022 at 11:10 am #

            @rl

            And here is evidence that you will use anything you can to turn all bad press and evidence away from your party of choice even to the point of making numerous excuses for the fact Biden has said he was going to destroy the oil industry.
            He is doing everything he can to drive up the prices to change people’s habits much like the effort to charge people a small fortune for a pack of cigarettes.

            youtube.com/watch?v=OJ7MMsheHzQ

            The sad part is you think you are smarter than everyone else here and you are about as dumb as one can get.
            You believe posting things like the above is going to cover up that the Democrat party is purposely destroying the economy and when it begins to work, and people begin to notice they then blame everyone and everything but themselves and their terrible polices

            Unlike you I live in the world of reality not leftist propaganda and nonsense.

            barr.house.gov/_cache/files/1/7/17ec008b-f7ea-49e6-b614-ea9b4dd12d6f/16871653E745FF6D04D065F4E6DE8623.a-promise-kept-biden-s-war-on-energy-final-002-.pdf

            Enough nonsense out of you..

  8. Kevvia Knack July 29, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Biden did not blink in the video the other day because the video was highly edited. Fox News showed all of the various cuts in the video. Practically every sentence or statement was jump cut. It was very obvious—-the camera was zooming in and out from different angles. The man cannot complete a coherent paragraph on his own. Love the way he lies and distorts reality in front of reporters and then turns and walks away like a senile old coot so he doesn’t have to answer questions.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      He doesn’t even have early stages of dementia, which can be mistaken for other problems.

      No, he is quite far gone, yet apparently none of these “reporters” have ever come across a single demented person and thus cannot recognize what they are seeing when it is almost literally staring them in the face?

      Is that a condition for employment in the White House press corp? Having lived in a bubble so long you have no clue what the real world is like?

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        Wilson’s wife ran the presidency after he had a stroke.

        Nancy ran the presidency after Reagan lost his mettle to Alzheimers.

        Lots of precedent. Jill is smiling.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          Nancy kind of always ran things. I was disappointed that when she died, the obituaries all talked about her as a wife to a former president, a devoted one, but skipped over the part that her role went way beyond standing by her man.

          I very strong and interesting woman, whether one like her or not.

          Jill is a dimwit.

          • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

            Just a comment.

            O’Reilly’s book, Killing Reagan sorta insinuated that his Dementia onset started with his getting shot. She may have started her taking over that early. He never seemed as strong after Hinkley.

          • Rowdypiglet July 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            Jill won’t run anything; she’s not smart enough. Like her husband, she’s run by other people in exchange for the perks.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            Pretty good for an old blow job Queen or so it is said.

            Patty Reagan told other parts of the story of Nancy. The Brittleness!

    • beantownbill. July 29, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

      I’m not sure the degree of his dementia. Obviously he has it, but I don’t know how much is being hidden. He could even be worse off then we think.

      Funny, I was thinking of you last night. How are things in West Hollywood these days?

      My W. Hollywood 82 year old friend has been making commercials these days. Have you seen the one showing her parachuting (she wasn’t really; just studio effects)?

      • Kevvia Knack July 29, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

        BTB—Nice to hear your 82 year old lady friend has been landing TV commercials gigs. Glad they’re hiring older gals these days. And if she’s white that’s TRULY amazing. Well, 80 is the new 60. I enjoyed West Hollywood today—it’s a walkable city. Kept my car in the driveway all day. Not sure why though, because as Biden says, gas prices are going down and we all should be happy (!) I paid $6.59 a gallon on Wednesday, down from $6.99 two weeks ago. Such a relief….

    • Daddyotis July 29, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      I watch the video very carefully, and saw no evidence of cuts or editing.

      • Kevvia Knack July 29, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

        Maybe Fox news tampered with it or aired it out of context, or maybe we are talking about a different speech or talk? Not sure. The thing I saw was definitely spliced together. I’m not sure what day the speech occurred—I Biden has done a lot of public speaking lately it seems. I don’t even have a TV, I watch Fox news and other news on YouTube.

  9. Zoltar July 29, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    Given the consistent failure of Truth to find the light of day in our country, I doubt that the fetid contents of Hunter’s laptop will ever be revealed and found actionable. I doubt that the perpetrators of the Russiagate Hoax will ever be disciplined. I particularly doubt that Fauci and his underlings will ever be held to account for wrecking the American economy and the health of our fellow citizens with Covid fraud and the harmful but highly profitable Jab.

    Above all, I doubt that “Joe Biden’s” handlers will take him out of commission before the midterm elections.

    Recall that there has never been a single one of America’s reckless, illegal wars that did not result in the populace rallying behind their leader, however odious.

    Yes, the Democrats have shot themselves in both feet for the past two years, and richly deserve to get drubbed at the polls, but you may have noticed that Pelosi is getting ready to provoke some serious shit in Taiwan, to which the Chinese have vowed to respond with more than indignant statements.

    Does this not sound perfectly suited, if not actually designed, to save the Dems’ control of our government this November 8th?

    • Hereward the Woke July 29, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Pelosi’s visit might provoke the only means of getting rid of her and her ilk: nuclear annihilation. Shame that we’d all be collateral damage.

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Russia could do themselves and 50% of the US people a huge favor by dropping a small MOAB on the capitol building next SOTU.

        Knowing our luck, Buttigieg would be the sole survivor.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          Fun nuclear war fact:

          At Hiroshima, the mortality rate from ground zero to 1000 ft was only 93%.

          Think about it.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            That was a small one. And the survivors spent the rest of their lives fighting the lingering effects of radiation sickness. Ditto our nuclear solider guinea pigs.

            But yes, you can survive in fairly close proximity to a blast if you are well dug in.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            Are atomic bombs the same amount of radiation as hydrogen bombs?

          • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

            Think about it: The uranium trigger in a fission fusion fission hydrogen bomb is more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb

          • Bilejones July 29, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            Beryl: Are atomic bombs the same amount of radiation as hydrogen bombs?

            Hydrogen bombs require Atomic fission bombs to create the fusion reaction. The Hydrogen reaction creates no radiation.

        • hmuller July 29, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          And his number one priority would be making fallout less racist.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Just take out her damn plane. The pilots need to be ready to bail.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      The whole Pelosi thing is just a stand taken by the MIC to maintain their control in the Deep State.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Pelosi is clearly a committed ideologue.

        She may be perfectly willing to martyr herself for the cause.

        • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          She’s willing to martyr all of us.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

          Probably a more gallant way to go that being imprisoned for stock fraud

        • Not_GeorgeT July 30, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

          The only cause to which she is committed is furthering Nancy Pelosi.

    • Bobby E August 1, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

      Regarding Nancy, do you see a similarity in the possible igniting of WW III with the igniting of WW I? On the grand scheme, Archduke Ferdinand was a pretty insignificant person, yet his assassination was the foundation for all the ensuing death and destruction. And here we have the possibility of another really insignificant person being shot out of the sky and being the flashpoint that kicks it all off.

  10. TaxDonkey July 29, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    This level of corruption is unsustainable. At some point citizens are no longer invested enough in the system to save the system. It’s not just the FBI. Look at the list of rotten institutions: higher education, big banks, medical, pharma, media, politics….This is game over type of stuff. Might be more like Humpty Dumpty rather than a great reset.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Higher education Tenure, three generations of professors will have to be censured.

      Big Banks Tied into the IMF hence the globalists

      Medical Biden is getting ready to turn the CDC et al over to the WHO.

      Pharma Ditto.

      Media Uh huh, controlled by the biggest Blue rats nest in history.

      Politics See post below

      High Tech and social media Bent on pushing the globalist internet dogma, no help.

      There is no power source to even start a “revolution” of any sort. The ONLY counter movement at all are a half dozen state governors, very few Deplorable members and the Supreme Court conservatives. The Deep State is working very hard to remove these folks right now.

      They want 100% compliance behind a global run fascist government in the country and are beating the opposition in almost every battle.

      • Pondernot July 29, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        What an excellent post. Agree wholeheartedly with everything you’ve said today.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      It will be Humpty Dumpty.

      It’s obvious because their proposed dystopia will require far more cheap, abundant energy, raw materials, manufacturing capacity, routine maintenance, and human capital than what we have now.

      They will be attempting to implement their dystopia from a far lower starting level than where we are now.

      So, relax.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      Winning (making money) isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.

      Now we eat the rotten fruit of Gordon Geckoism.

      That statement became Vince Lombardi’s legacy. He felt bad about that because he didn’t really believe it, or at least the way it was being used.

      • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

        He was talking very narrowly about coaching football in the NFL; as in, you win or you’re out, which was certainly true then and is true now even more than ever. But they get paid very handsomely for the chance to be one and done. Much more than us average shlubs will ever earn in a lifetime.

    • Anthea July 30, 2022 at 8:23 am #

      @ TaxDonkey:

      The trouble is, about half of the working population of the US is employed by one of these corrupt institutions: they’re on the payroll. Most of the rest of the population is dependent on government in other ways, some for welfare and food stamps, some for medical care and pharmaceuticals. These people will become disaffected only when the money runs out–which, given the declining value of the dollar, is far from impossible. Actually, it’s almost a certainty.

      So what’s the backup plan? I don’t see any way to keep all these people on the payroll in a hyperinflationary environment–that is, when paying them in dollars is about the same as paying them in toilet paper. And there aren’t a lot of other options, since it is generally conceded that pretty much all other currencies are even more worthless than the dollar. You can’t pay them in commodities (food, clothing, shelter). Productivity is declining apace.

      While it should be quite easy to increase productivity, this does not seem to be the plan. If you give people economic freedom and don’t confiscate all or most of their labor products, they will be highly productive. But this obviously does not serve the interest of elites.

      The plan seems to be the destruction of productivity, together with a debased or worthless currency and a dearth of all the necessities of life. This is pretty clearly a plan for genocide.

      Maybe the elites’ thinking is, “I can only afford to pay X percentage of the population to support me; therefore, the rest must die.” But there could be many other motives for genocide, so this idea may be simplistic.

  11. teddyboy46 July 29, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    I would never say JHK is wrong. But based on what I have seen the Clinton’s get away with. I believe it is unlikely that the Biden Gang specifically Hunter will face any repercussions from their action or lack of action. It will be business as usual in D.C.

  12. JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    I guess I will have to be no.1 to caste doubt on the discussion today.

    The Deep State is both Dem and GOP. Trump won because he represented the people in 2016, the people displaced by Obama. Mostly white, mostly working class who lost their jobs to Obama’s high corporate tax rates.

    The Deep State is in control in this country. The are worthless other than being able to pull the wool over their constituents eyes.

    And controlling the whole judicial system. The fact that the investigation of the last election was IGNORED and SUPPRESSED by judicial elements from day 0 shows how little justice exists in the country. Everyone is due their day in court under the Constitution, but not Trump and his lawyers.

    The biased DOJ has never been more evident than right now. The Deep State is scared to death of Trumpism in the country and will put the kabosh on any counter movement. Hence Hunter, Durham, Steele, Barr, Ukraine corruption, Ukraine whistleblowers, the current field of FBI creeps, everything is aimed at keeping the Deplorables in check.

    The Deep State is a mob. Yeah, in the old sense of a mob. They are connected up to the topmost levels in the world, not just America. They control all hierarchies of the US. To stop their corruption, you need someone or something with power more than theirs.

    Right now, that does not exist in the country. Who is going to impeach the Deep State. Impeach Biden, uh huh, he will be replaced by another puppet. Win 2022, uh huh, the RINOs will control DC, no difference and it will take forty years to replace enough of the people that count, like it did for the Dems now.

    That is why, IMHO, that the only way out is secession by a big part of the US. Reform a big chunks of the states under a strict interpretation of the Constitution and tell all the malcontents to GTF out. Then build a wall keeping the border from Mexico, Canada and the Blues in place.

    The chances of that are nigh onto nil. Hence my negative reaction to “things are going to get better. The Deep State controls the ballot box now so nothing peaceable is ever going to change.

    The path to global control is set now, even some GOP victories in the fall will not change that.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Make that no. 2.

    • Helix July 29, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      As the saying goes, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

      We shall see whether that tree will be refreshed this time, or whether it will be allowed to wither and die.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

      It is very interesting to see how much you’ve changed in the past year with your views, JAZ. A good change, actually.

    • Woodchuck July 30, 2022 at 6:34 am #

      Perhaps JHK views our situation like Dimitri Orlov does. That we will be hit by waves of “localization”, and that one morning soon we’ll all wake up and the entire country collectively realizes that it’s over. It’s what happened in the early 90’s when it was suddenly announced that there is no more Soviet Union. No more cold war. The entire nation of Russia was suddenly all on the same page as to what their future was going to be.

      When living conditions in the USA get bad enough due to lack of access to imported goods, the population might shift their support over completely to state and local govenments and just ignore whatever the feds are doing. Once the dollar fails, the US government will lose its credibility. It will be just as broke as everybody else and unable to pay bills, at least not with real money. When motor fuels becomed rationed or unavailable, the USA will change into a place just as gigantic as it was in 1830. Washington DC will suddenly be very far away and difficult to get to.

      At this time, Russia will be in a very special place of global leadership that will be the envy of the rest of the world. The reason for that will be simple. Russia is now conservative and Christian, along with possessing vast natural resources. The unified Russian Orthodox version of Christianity might be the real bogeyman that terrifies the West. Starting with the Reformation, the Western Church has shattered into tens of thousands of fragments that cannot work together or agree on much of anything. At the moment, chunks of the Methodist Church are splintering off and engaged in lawsuits against the old mother Methodist Church. The Roman Catholic Church today is a nest of pedophiles and gay people wearing funny hats and fancy slippers. I can go on and on with more examples, like the high divorce rates among the Southern Baptists and problems they are having with pedophiles working in church youth groups. The Jacobins have been working hard ever since the late 1700’s to destroy the Church. They’ve been very successful up to now, but the Church is rising again in the East and this may spoil their plans.

      The United States wants to go to war against the largest country on the planet as well as a country that has a unified and state supported church? If war with Russia goes badly for us and leads to the end of the United States and the EU, it’s unlikely we’ll have enough unity to put together a new federal government. We’ll be too preoccupied with the endless emergencies we’ll be experiencing inside our individual states. With so much drama at home, we won’t be worrying anymore about what’s happening overseas.

  13. steppingup July 29, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    Every time I try to follow the Science, I always end up following the money. Everything is about the money today. Want to know who is causing ALL the problems worldwide, just find out who controls the “currency”, can’t really call it money anymore, because a store of value it aint…

    • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

      That’s good, since the science follows the money as well.

  14. Helix July 29, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    Howard, Howard, Howard… I appreciate what you’re saying, but thinking anyone is going to be held accountable for this goes against everything that the US Government has done since they bumped off JFK. If things get really bad, maybe they’ll throw someone to the wolves to satisfy the nation’s blood-lust — remember Admiral Poindexter during Iran-Contra? The affair involved a calque of security officials selling US weapons to its sworn enemy — how is this anything other than high treason? — yet a completed nobody was fingered to take the fall, and even then his conviction was overturned.

    I won’t even go into the “lone nutjob” story about the JFK assassination, whose bullet evidently made a U-turn in mid air to strike the president from the front. Or the two-panes-took-down-three-buildings story about 9/11, The official stories are too ridiculous to even argue about, yet the stories stand as the official explanation to this day. People were murdered, and no one was held accountable.

    This is how politics works in the USSA. And it’s how it’s going to work this time too.

  15. observex July 29, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    What is the evidence for the belief that there will be any sufficient investigation or punishment for the malfeasance of the last 18 months?

    The counter-evidence is nobody meaningful went to jail for the financial crisis, including the management of Man Financial that co-mingled customer accounts with their own. No investigation and punishment of the Saudi agents in the U.S. who funded 9/11. No government, media, or general public recognition that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were based on horseshit.

    What are the compelling instances in the last 40 years where meaningful wrongs by meaningful people were punished?

    • observex July 29, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      * Man Financial bought Refco, which was co-mingling accounts and other fraud. It was being run by CEO Jon Corzine. He wasn’t punished – he then became governor of New Jersey.

  16. docmartin July 29, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    The CIA and FBI are buying people at a rate never seen before.

    People wake up when their wallets are empty

    An MOR idiot like Pence is obviously on the CIA payroll now.

    The deep state are panicked and between a rock and a hard place. If they pop off Trump it’s game on in the streets and if he wins again it’s game on in the courts

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Doc

      One comment

      People wake up when their wallets are empty.

      Yes!

      Think though that the Deep State has been successful at buying off the American gimmes for three generations now.

      Buying them off by running up 31 trillion dollars in debt.

      Oh Boomers and Gen Xers, what are you going to do when you try to cash in your life savings and Uncle Sam says’

      “Sorry, I am broke.”

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

      Pence populated that covid task force with a bunch of America-hating Deep Staters.

      Why would he do that?

      • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

        Because he is one.

        The Washington crowd cease to be Americans as they enter the Deep State.

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        Yeah if you can’t trust an all American type Midwestern Evangelical like Pence, who can you trust?

        No one. He isn’t any of those things anymore, if he ever was inwardly and in reality.

        • cbeard July 29, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          Any evangelical would be exactly the wrong one to trust in the first place.

  17. Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    About Ukaine- I had been thinking about how it came to be that the man elected as a reformer by the Ukrainian people. just happened to be in on the corruption up to his eyeballs.

    I could understand it if they passed off some newcomer groomed by the old hacks as the Hope and Change of the people.

    After all, that’s what happened in this country, when they shoved aside one of the Old Guard Democrats for Barack Obama.

    Peple were fooled.

    So I fully understand that people get fooled in this way.

    The part I don’t get is this:

    People talk about the fact that the new president was formerly a comedian, so how could he become a successful president.

    Yes, he was a comedian, but also a dancer and an actor. Evidently a very good all-round entertainer.

    So, where does someone who has put in the time and hard work it takes to become an entertainer at that level, find the time to get so deep in dirt?

    That’s the missing part- how did he get that way, where did they find him? When did this ‘conversion’ happen?

    Another thing- why did he seemingly just elect to blow his own cover, with that ridiculous Vogue shoot?

    It has a “fiddling while room burns” quality to it?

    If “they” are done with him, and want to ease him out, why would he consent to participate?

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      The center of it all, was Obama and his stooge Biden. Stooge Biden created stooge Zelensky.

      The Deep State is the center of it all.

    • SW July 29, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      Zelensky considers himself (no pun intended) bulletproof & he probably is. No elections will be held in the middle of a war, he was selected because he was well known person in Ukraine & comfortable performing in front of a camera, he does as he’s told (follows the script), and is shallow, self-serving and amoral. In other words, a typical actor & perfect to be president.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      Remember, he was the star of a TV show about an honest teacher who got involved in politics. A latter day Mr Smith Goes to Washington. He ran “in the real world” as this character. The hapless Ukies ate it up. Suckers. An absolute indictment of Democracy.

      One assumes that this gifted man has a taste for power and/or he will be very well rewarded and get to retire as a billionaire anywhere he wants to.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Where did he find the time to learn gangsterism?

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

          Guess his gangster backer knew how to pick ’em. He had the right amoral/immoral mentality. No real conscience, at least not part his immediate family perhaps.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            past not part

      • Bilejones July 29, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        I gather he’s worth $800 million. It includes a $25 million mansion in Florida- so he can be with all the other retired corrupt Jews.

    • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      I think that Zelensky was like Trump, ignorant of how powerful the Deep State is.
      He ran on a ”Peace with Donbass” campaign and won over America’s choice, Poroshenko, with about 73% of the vote.
      And the citizens of Donbass weren’t allowed to vote.
      I think it was a “a carpet of gold or a carpet rolled up with your corpse in it and dumped into the ocean like is traditional in Pakistan and Ukraine” thing.
      It doesn’t take a lot of training to learn how to take bribes.
      And he probably didn’t realize how people would take the Vogue cover.

    • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      I think I posted this before, but it’s worth another reminder:
      “There was a breaking point early into Zelensky’s presidency where he and his team was made aware of the position of both president and parliament in Ukraine in the overall pecking order. The chiefly ceremonial transition of power was still in progress, coupled with nearly a month of relative calm devoid of street action by right-wing radical organizations, as they too reassessed whether they still had state backing or would be held accountable for past misdeeds.
      Suddenly, hostilities on the front-line with Donbas resumed, and with such ferocity that it spilled over onto the UN platform and threatened to bury the Minsk agreement there and then. Zelensky was basically called to the front with this provocation, which gave us the notorious exchange of him trying to dress down the military: “I’m 40-something years old and I’m the president — I’m not some shmuck.” The military told him to go fuck himself and that they would do what they want, that they do not answer to him. That much was obvious by infuriated statements made by his cadre on return to Kiev.
      Back in Kiev, Zelensky and his party of clowns attempted to push back by quickly formulating a law proposal, restricting the use of weapons on the front-lines to only be used in response. Needless to say, this stirred such a hornet’s nest that the proposal was scuttled before the ink had time to dry; perhaps someone was even made to eat the paper.
      That week it was made apparent to everyone that neither the president nor a parliamentary majority had any control over the military or security services. Protests by right-wing radicals erupted all over, with police supervision. Court-houses and government buildings were stormed, the president’s office was vandalized and the state appointed security detail responsible for “protecting” Zelensky abandoned their positions for the duration. The message was unequivocal — the nationalists are in control of all state organizations capable of projecting force and the political establishment is merely a figleaf on a military junta.
      Following this cold shower, team Zelensky reorganized the party apparatus who hadn’t even had time to warm up their seats, they rubber-stamped the advisory positions of prominent neo-Nazi figureheads to positions within both political and security organizations — presumably, for the people actually in charge to have more immediate access to their respective areas of responsibility. The only aspect that wasn’t flipped like a pancake was the conciliatory rhetoric coming out of Zelensky — in this, he was braver than his spokespeople who put on their brown shirts almost immediately.”

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        Who poses for a fashion shoot in wreckage from a war? With “soldiers” participating instead of being out defending their country?

        • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

          It’s odd, for sure.
          I think that his US handlers have totally forgotten that when they create their own reality, they are not really creating reality.
          I think they believe their own bullshit and that they think that everyone else does also.
          If they can crank up the Mighty Wurlitzer and convince the idiotic that Ukraine is winning and they censor and ban anyone who says differently, they seem to think that makes it so.
          They brag about winning the PR war as if that is more important than winning the actual war.
          They crazy.
          I’m not defending Zelensky at this point. I think he should have rebelled and taken the bullet in his head. He’s going to get one anyway, it’s obvious.
          When Jake The Fixer Sullivan announces that “We’re worried about Zelensky’s safety” that was a sign that Zelensky is about to be written out of the story. The next chapter is when they tell us “Russia did it”.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

            Spot on. Zelensky is merely a pawn in the bigger scheme.

            A US puppet has to be the worst thing to be.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

      He must have a closet full of blackmailable acts – that’s how.

      • Paula D July 30, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        We already know about the cocaine and we’ve all seen the penis piano playing.
        We know that Pedo Pete and his crack-smoking son also have closets and computers full of blackmailable acts.
        In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but nowadays anything goes.
        I think it was a direct threat and massive bribes, just like the US told the Taliban back in July 2001.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

          Imagine then what we DON’T know about Zelensky.

          *high whistle*

  18. wm5135 July 29, 2022 at 11:02 am #

    “Some observers say that “Joe Biden” has nothing left except to shove the USA into a hot war. Kind of looks like he’s trying — sending US Special Forces to Ukraine’s border, and all. I don’t think he’ll dare cross that line, though.” JHK

    The US and the Western War Alliance took the citizens of their own nations hostage when the atomic warhead ignited over Nagasaki. The balance of the world is now saying to those at the head of the US and the Western War Alliance – “Shoot em, ain’t no skin off our ass”

    and you better hope the CCP has managed to obtain substantial amounts of north American farmland or your WEF boys and girls will starve you to death – see the Holland Model

    the state dept. has learned “Your call is important to us, you are #100 in the queue, please stay on the line or call back later”

    • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      Uh, the CCP will also starve North Americans to death.

      They have quite a bit of historical experience with engineering mass famines.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      Simple. you do not needs to fight the US in a war, just buy it piece by piece. The imbalance of trade is being used to just plain buy the country. The whores in DC will sell it to the highest bidder.

      Russia is next, and Putin knows it. Hence, Ukraine.

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

        Yes, the Capitalists are selling off America. Yet you still support this evil system. Can you explain it? I cannot.

        Yes, you’re not the only one by any means. Does that excuse this cosmic error in judgement? No.

        Capitalism, Communism, Feminism – all mind viruses that can and will destroy entire cultures and nations.

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

          Which Feminism?

          The mainstream one with all the power, that men are heading?

  19. Irish July 29, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    I agree with Jim completely. A well-timed, tragic and sudden death of our President (conveniently from long COVID, no doubt) would be just the thing to throw off the coming mid-term elections and would certainly explain the sudden secret shysty visits by Gavin Newsome to the White House.

    After what they put President Trump through, I have no doubt that this is their game plan and if I were President Biden, I would be very afraid. He has served his purpose, but his constant and over-whelming blunders have put him at odds with his own party and his own staff and wouldn’t his death just wrap up the whole Hunter Biden laptop story nicely? Hunter will just disappear into history with his many baby mamas.

    Boy howdy, it’s coming alright.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      Trump blunders?

      Or just moves to offset the Deep State he couldn’t pull off?

  20. Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:05 am #

    The CDC director wanted to rename monkeypox because it’s racist or something, so Tucker Carlson took it upon himself to conduct a poll to see which of several suggestions shout be the new name, and the winner is “schlong covid”.

    Nice work, Tucker.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      They’re trying to turn it into an airport code.

      MPX was the one I saw.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      In other words, they think Blacks look like monkeys? Or that monkeys themselves are racist? Against who? Blacks? Other species of monkeys?

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

      Why/how is “monkey” racist?

  21. Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:15 am #

    I was just in a local supermarket to pay a bill (cash) and I happened to notice one of those little cardboard signs that I hadn’t seen before.

    There’s a company through which you can send remittances to Haiti from that market now.

    That didn’t take long.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      That didn’t take long? What do you mean? You think this is something new? Or new for this particular store?

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        We only just started having Haitians show up in any numbers.

        I have seen plenty of Dominicans and Muslims of some sort sending off large sums of cash, but this is the first I’ve seen the service to Haiti available.

        I don’t know why it was necessary as the store has Western Union, but someone obviously believes there is money in doing business between the US and Haiti at this particular point in time.

  22. Kevvia Knack July 29, 2022 at 11:15 am #

    The difference is that Biden was cognitively impaired while he was running for President. Jill Biden could have and should have stopped him from running. She knew more than anyone what kind of shape he was in. I blame her more than anyone for foisting this mess upon us.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:31 am #

      She’s protecting something or someone, and it isn’t her husband.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Another way to look at it?

      The Dems had a bevy of candidates, but they were all so extreme that the US wouldn’t buy them.

      So the DNC decided upon the least radical of them and installed him in the basement. Sad that the only guy the DNC could come up with was White and male, so the VP became just the opposite to appease the radicals.

      • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        Slo’ Joe had a vested interest in the Ukraine caper, so they knew he could be controlled completely. And because he is Slo’ Joe, they also knew he could be jettisoned very easily when the time came.

        But rest assured, we’ll get a minority and very likely a gender bender ticket next time. What won’t change is the WEF driven agenda. That’s here to stay absent something a little more substantial than an election to change things. Too many very important people’s entire fortunes are riding on it now.

    • Bilejones July 29, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

      Biden was cognitively impaired when he married Jill.
      And Vice Versa.

  23. anti_republocrat July 29, 2022 at 11:44 am #

    I hope you’re right about things coming to light, James. There’s no doubt the Democrats need to be wiped out in November, but I’m not sure Trump is the answer, either. His administration did a lot of evil in the Middle East, largely a result of his appointment of people like Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Gina Haspel and James Jeffrey. I don’t think Soleimani could have been assassinated without his go-ahead.

    I’m still of the opinion that Merkins need to embrace 3rd parties and eventually settle on the Deep State’s feared “red-brown” alliance. We’re starting to see that with Jimmy Dore and Naomi Wolf’s cooperation with Steve Bannon. The biggest problem right now is money in politics and a monopolistic media. All that is part of what drives the MIC and China bashing as well.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      I guess it was okay to keep allowing Soleimani to keep knocking off folks as the assassin leader of Iran.

      I really wonder if folks are Anti Trump or anti America.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Yes, Trumpy sure could pick ’em. He wanted to drain the Swamp so he looked for the biggest Swamp Creatures he could find to help him do that.

      No job for Mr Mearsheimer? He could have picked a good crew. But of course our best and only ally in the Middle East wouldn’t have like that.

      Red line under Mr now. Mister is still alright. But for how much longer?

    • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

      Solemani was assassinated because he was in Iraq to facilitate peace talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
      There is no way that the US Deep State would allow that to happen.
      Did Trump OK the hit?
      Maybe, maybe not. It might have been a Bay of Pigs thing, where he took responsibility for something he didn’t approve.

  24. SomeoneInAsia July 29, 2022 at 11:50 am #

    QUOTE: ***Looks like he badly needs sleep… a big sleep… the biggest sleep there is. Wait for it.***

    There are several others I really can’t wait to see being put to sleep for good. Fauci. Gates. Schwab. Soros. And especially that fat ogre on the Chinese throne at present.

    QUOTE: ***The only thing the government is really good at is covering up its crimes, which mainly requires them to do nothing…***

    Not meaning to be difficult by contradicting anyone, but I think you need to do a lot of things to cover up your crimes. You need to go after whistleblowers and bribe them to shut up (or even lie for you); blackmail them; make them go bankrupt or suffer some personal disaster; kidnap their family members and use them as hostages; or simply assassinate them and make it look like an accident. And you may also want to keep bombarding the masses with loud and endless PR that enforces the sorts of things you want them to believe.

    It’s just tragic that both the ‘elite’ in America and China (if not everywhere else) are indulging endlessly in this sort of thing. Pasting shit over people’s eyes. No doubt one day all that shit will be washed away (and we’ll all finally see everything clearly), but in the meantime there’s no telling how many more victims’ lives all that falsehood is going to claim.

    It’s a sad world we live in.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      The main thing you have to do is make sure nearly every reporter in the entire United States doesn’t do their job.

      That part seems like it would be the hardest, but evidently it was shockingly easy.

      • SomeoneInAsia July 29, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

        There are a few left who insist on doing their job, but the miscreants have nothing to fear from them because hardly anyone listens to them anymore.

        But at least in America they’re allowed to live(?). In China every last one of them would be drawn and quartered.

        CCP = Callous, Cannibalistic Psychopaths.

        • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

          I guess you never heard of Danny Casolari, Gary Webb or Michael Hastings.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

            Among so many others.

  25. JackStraw July 29, 2022 at 11:57 am #

    There were some pictures that had Obama’s daughter doing the nasty with Hunter, so that would also explain the level of pressure being put on them to suppress it.

  26. neurodoc July 29, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    Another articulate but very very optimistic blog by JHK. My experience is that corruption runs so deep, from down in circuit courts in most if not all states, and all the way up to the DOJ and FBI, that NOTHING will be done. Just look at the Ghislaine situation; none of the child rapists are even being outed much less tried and convicted.

    COMINTERN’s motto is ‘by any means necessary.’ And that’s what they’re doing. Also recall that many city admins and state admins are full of WEF ‘graduates’ with psychotic fantasies of being among the sovereigns when everyone else makes no more than 1k per month.

    The only optimistic thing I’ve seen lately is that Texas and OK are holding public referendums in Q1 of 2023 regarding secession. Many other states are talking about it. One can only dream.

    • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, maybe even New Mexico and Arkansas. Dividing those out from the rest of the current USA and starting an independent nation from among them would certainly be a dream!

      • neurodoc July 29, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        Tennessee and Alabama are having discussions re secession. Looks like a decent size country is possibly forming with lots of energy resources, food production, weapons, military bases (to defend against blue state blue hairs swinging dildos in anger), and lots of non-snowflakes. I’m starting to feel a tinge of optimism.

        • workingclasshero July 30, 2022 at 1:24 am #

          So Tennabama is a little USA in the south that might vote for some sort of Conservative regime but ethnically it’s a microcosm of the nation it sprang from and was riven with dissension partially derived from that dysfunctional diversity. I guess you got to start somewhere. Go with God.

      • Islander July 29, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        Yeah,

        A DROUGHT DREAM.

        No way, Jose.

        It’s the east that has to build a border to keep out the water-obsessed zombies of the Southwest. “Legals” and “illegals.”

        • neurodoc July 29, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

          Maybe I,m not understanding u. But the n
          Midwest and southeast has no water problem. SW yes.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            Water rights are about to go bye-bye in NY from what a friend told me.

          • Islander July 29, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            Y not?

            I thought I was pretty clear.

            NB: “the Southwest.”

        • neurodoc July 29, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

          The east is full of communist pussies that don’t know how to shoot a gun if they had one. When cw2 hits all the blue hairs fighting with dildos are DEAD. Fortunately he who owns the guns and ammo will kick the shit out of the pussyboys. Think reverse cw1.

          Wake and move, or die.

      • MimiTN July 29, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

        I’ve been dreaming of secession since Obama was installed.

    • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      Check out the Great American Redoubt.

      Might give you a boost.

    • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      Yes, a good example of your point. Or a few years ago, the famous Washington DC madam. The clients were never outed.

      Feminist Sweden is fine with prostitution, but went after their male clients – as if the first could exist without the second. The prostituted hated this.

      A funny aside. I assume the male politicians are exempted if high enough.

      Me Too was interesting, an actual attack at a higher level of they Pyramid by those below it. A limited phenomena I assume, but useful in the general population as a way of turning the screws against the ordinary man even more – thus separating the sexes, weakening the people, reducing population, etc.

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        correction: the prostitutes themselves hated this

  27. cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested that the D.C. National Guard be activated indefinitely to respond to migrant buses arriving in the district, according to reports.

    The request also seeks permission to use the D.C. Armory, a multi-purpose arena located east of the Capitol Building, as a processing center as more than 150 buses traveling from Arizona and Texas have transported nearly 4,000 migrants to the nation’s capital over the past three months. Bowser and the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management initially sent letters to President Joe Biden and the Office of the Secretary of Defense in a letter on July 19 but have not yet received a response.

    “The pace of arriving buses and the volume of arrivals have reached tipping points,” Bowser wrote. “Our collective response and service efforts have now become overwhelmed. … Tragically, many families arrive in Washington, DC with nowhere to go, or they remain in limbo seeking onward destinations across the United States.”

    Since mid-April, more than 125 buses have transported 4,800 migrants from Texas border communities — such as the Rio Grande Valley, Del Rio, Uvalde, and Eagle Pass — nearly 2,000 miles to Washington. Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) commenced a similar initiative in mid-May and has had 27 buses carrying more than 1,000 passengers from the border to D.C. in that time, according to spokeswoman Morgan Carr.

    • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      Abbott issued a statement Thursday afternoon after news broke Bowser was seeking help from the federal government. He vowed to continue sending the buses:

      Washington, D.C. finally understands what Texans have been dealing with every single day, as our communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies. If the mayor wants a solution to this crisis, she should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border—something he has failed to do.

      The true ongoing humanitarian crisis is along our southern border. The Biden Administration is allowing historic levels of illegal immigrants, weapons, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to surge into our state.

      Texas continues stepping up to respond to this crisis by deploying Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS troopers, building our own border wall, busing migrants to our nation’s capital, and now sending illegal immigrants back to the border.

    • SW July 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      It appears Bowser’s progressive b.s. is being put to the test. I’ll bet she does want them to “seek onward destinations” — maybe she should rent her own buses & send them to San Francisco. That would be sweet.

      • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        Someone needs to tell Bowser: “These are your people, open your arms to them, give them the safe haven they desire on the Nation’s Mall. Allow them all to vote in the next election. You asked for it, here they are!”

        • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

          I’m being reminded that Bowser actually declared DC to be a sanctuary city.

          Did she not know what that meant? She should have asked somebody.

          • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

            Did she know what that meant? No, she didn’t, just like high school kids carrying LBGQT flags at Pride Marches don’t realize what their celebrating is promiscuous gay men spreading filthy diseases like Monkeypox and AIDS thru anonymous sex in city parks and bath houses.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

            Monkey pox and AIDS are both not viruses, they are lifestyles.

            AIDS = jumpers, drugs etc. that damaged the immune systems in a newly-open gay community that over-celebrated. Fauxi to the rescue with AZT that killed a bunch of them off. Since not enough people knew what really happened they kept the hoax going.

            Monkeypox = reaction to the vaxx. Max Igan talked about it in the video I posted last article/thread.

            Vaccines = destroying immune systems everywhere, so people get sick and need pharma drugs.

            Hegelian Dialectic 101 yet not enough STILL can see what’s going on.

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Minorities are weapons. He who has the most, loses. Or to put it another way, they are pawns or soldiers in a new kind of war.

        Tucker called for escalation the other day: Send our minority troops to Aspen, Martha’s Vineyard, and Malibu. Why not be dramatic? Unload boatloads onto Malibu, terrifying the Gidgets and Barbies – just like what happens in Greece and Italy.

        • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

          I’d love to see a Battalion of ‘Dreamers’ show up on the Vineyard one summer day, age 17-25, shipped there by the Governor of Texas, fully tatted Cartel Soldiers straight out of the Honduran jungle streaming out of TX Dept. of Corrections buses and filtering out across the Island headed for John Kerry’s and Obama’s waterfront mansions.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

            You turned my PG fantasy and turned into ultra-violence, XXX. Alien or Predator?

          • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

            John Kerry, drinking a cold Margarita on the deck of his motoryacht, tied up at the pier outside his 12 bedroom ‘Cottage’ on Nantucket Island as a dozen MS-13 members — carry machetes — approach.

            “Theresa, I do believe we have guests. Did you invite anyone for dinner?”

            “No John, the Dalios and the Obamas are coming tomorrow night.”

            John: “Oh dear.”

          • SpeedyBB July 31, 2022 at 1:41 am #

            You know what Putin – possessor of an exquisite sense of humor – told Lavrov after he kept saying NYET to Mister Goodhair, demanding the Russkies turn Snowden over to him:

            “I’m going to have to start calling you ‘Gromyko’.”

  28. cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Try saying any of these sentences out loud with a straight face:

    “There is no recession and the economy is booming.”

    “The USA is the greatest country in the world.”

    “The 2020 election was the most fair and honest election ever run.”

    “Hunter Biden’s laptop files are nothing more that Russian psy-ops.”

    “Any evidence of inflation is a direct result of Putin.”

    • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      “The Covid vaccine is entirely safe and effective.”

      Any others people care to add? Keep the list going…..

      • neurodoc July 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        The World Health Organization is concerned about your health.

        College is about education.

        Klaus Schwab is not a nazi like his father.

        • AmericanObserver July 29, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Diversity is our strength.

        • JohnAZ July 29, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

          This government is ,

          Of the people, by the people and for the people.

      • Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        “Hunter is the smartest man I know.”

        “We lost the technology.”

        “I believe in The Science.”

        “Big Pharma wuvs me!”

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

          God is the original Gangster or Gang Star, the One in Three and Three in One. Almost like the Musketeers.

          Have I just stumbled onto Dumas’ secret code which all the critics missed? I amaze even myself sometimes.

          There was a forth Musketeer. What happened to him? Was his name Shemp, Curley, or Porthos?

      • Night Owl July 30, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        “Climate change is going to destroy us”

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Orioles have climbed out of last place! Go Orioles. Miracles do happen.

      Nancy Pelosi is departing on her Congressional Asia tour. She represents a District in N California; since when do members of Congress get this involved in foreign affairs, which usually falls within the purview of the Executive Branch and the State Dept.? China has threatened a sharp response if she touches down in Taiwan. Wouldn’t it be something if a major Pacific War was ignited by one meddling elderly lady? What’s driving her? Why not just take the $550 million she’s amassed as a member of Congress and retreat to her new waterfront mansion in Florida? Maybe she sees the end, and wants to bring it all down with her.

      • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        Yes, thank goodness Piglosi is doing the people’s work over there in Asia. Whatever would we do without her?!?

      • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        Nancy declared herself to be coequal to the Executive Branch, back when it was Trump in the chief executive job. I didn’t hear any Republicans calling BS on it.

        It was a Republican, Paul Ryan, who fixed it so she would become the first coequal Speaker.

        What does coequal even mean? Equal?

        Considering how many presidents/candidates for president are in deep, with their families, in the global sewer of Ukraine, imagine the collective shock and alarm when they realized they didn’t cheat enough to keep anybody except for someone compromise by dealings in that cesspit from winning the election?

        Remember Hillary wouldn’t even come out and acknowledge the winner that nigh, she was too busy trying to figure out what went wrong with their rigging?

        • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          As one comedian said, on the eve of Joe Biden’s triumph, she screamed, Why didn’t you do this for me?

          She’s a huge sucker fish who confidently swam towards the surface only to smash her face against the glass ceiling. No cracks, just a stain.

    • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      Men can give birth and women can have penises.
      Vaccines do not give immunity and never have.
      Three people sick in a country is a pandemic.

      • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        You fell out of character with number two.

        • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

          They used to tell us that vaccines confer immunity.
          Now they are telling us that they never have.
          That is a reversal of previous propaganda, so I think it fits.

          • Jarek July 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

            The other two are simple reversal of reality. Number two is a reverse reverse or double negative and thus back to Truth – at least according to alternative medicine.

    • Amman July 29, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

      “An organization of 2,500 can control a country of 300M.” – TRUE LINES

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

      Hahahaha! All good ones.

  29. AmericanObserver July 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

    Harris goes first. I figured she was picked because she’s damaged goods. Expect a scuzzy sex tape from her LA days to surface that can’t be ignored and she resigns.

    It’s clear that only black women can be given high positions in the Administration, so expect Michelle Obama to get tapped for replacement VP. The confirmation process will be rushed and hurried because, after all, Biden is old and frail and that will be constantly pointed out as a reason to hurry.

    Once Michelle Obama is confirmed then Biden can die in his sleep, no Lee Harvey Oswald or John wilkes Booth needed. Then you have a perfectly legal transfer of power, fully constitutional, with an unelected President.

    • Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

      “only black women can be given high positions in the Administration, so expect Michelle Obama to get tapped for replacement VP”

      Woman. Hahaha!

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

      I don’t know if Big Mike particularly wants that position. Or he’d be there already.

  30. dbrize July 29, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    “Don’t listen to what we say, watch what we do”.
    John Mitchell, Nixon AG

    JHK again puts much faith into the heretofore tepid efforts of John Durham. So much time spent and so little to show for it.

    Indeed, it would be a wonderful thing to see Durham crack the eggs for once and all though to date, he appears pretty timid about it. Perhaps he awaits approval from the Party of Chaos.

    Cui Bono?

    • Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      “Patience, Young Grasshopper.”

      John Durham knows what he is doing. His is not a PR campaign to give you hope during his chess match. His aim is victory and he knows how to win the cases that nobody else will even touch.

      He has them trapped in their own sworn testimony. Next trial is October.

      • dbrize July 29, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

        “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
        ? Lewis Carroll

        Sure. Some sacrificial lambs will inevitably go down. Gordon Liddy style.

        • Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

          Time, of course, will tell. It always does.

  31. mitchellc July 29, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

    Still the complaining. Only a few recognizing the actions of a cornered animal. Not, not by the people – they’re hardly a threat – but the Big 3 (overshoot, depletion, degradation).

    If you knew what they know – actually, you do but consistently choose to focus elsewhere – you’d be doing the same exact thing as well.

    Watch their actions – it couldn’t be more clear that the end of the debt money system will destroy their entire power base – so they’re willing to possibly engage in a nuclear war to prevent:

    – loss control of critical resources that would allow further expansion

    – control of self same resources being secured by competing parties backing a hard, commodities based monetary system

    If you step back and consider the broader POV, it becomes crystal that political problems are similar to the personal travails Bogey described in Casablanca.

    It’s nothing really compared to the looming globalist extinction event. Know that, and everything taking place on the daily lines up in perfect logical order.

    They mean to survive by any means possible, if not emerge outright winners. Whatever cultural traditions, legal responsibilities or simply honor and duty may yet still remain, are all on the table to be sacrificed as needed.

    • messianicdruid July 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

      Would you deny that the *propaganda concerning overpopulation feeds into their plans?

      m.youtube.com/watch?v=_lIboR9Wtg8

      *DC is now allowed [ Smith-Mundt Modernization Act (SMMA) >>> buried in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act ] create propaganda tailored specifically for U.S. public consumption, using any media as it sees fit, while remaining anonymous as the source of the material being reported.

  32. Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

    Dutch farmers mean business.

    • WadeWaters July 29, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

      You can always tell a Dutchman, but you can never tell him much.

    • Night Owl July 30, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      There was a recent announcement that the government can no longer contain the fires being set, as there are too many.

      Woot.

  33. cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

    Per CNN, so consider the source:

    “With the passage of the CHIPS Act to boost US production of semiconductors and the announcement of a deal among Senate Democrats on a bill addressing climate change, health care and taxes, President Joe Biden is on the verge of a huge political victory.”

    Well thank goodness, no need to worry anymore about inflation on everyday essentials like groceries and gas, at least we have more homemade computer chips and electrical equipment, right in time for the grid to go down!

  34. thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

    I found another fun Friday factoid!

    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army was founded on August 1st, 1927.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      And a short 20 later they took control of the most populous nation on earth.

      WHO LOST CHINA? A question that loomed large in the 1948 and 1952 Presidential elections.

      • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

        read J Birch books and booklets.

      • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

        Who lost China?

        That’s a bizarre question.

        “I swear it was right here the last time I looked”.

        • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

          LOL! And all those people too!

  35. Daddyotis July 29, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    Beryl: a hydrogen bomb requires the fission release energy of an atomic bomb core to initiate the fusion of liquid hydrogen surrounding it (releasing much more energy than a fission bomb would). Thus, approximately the same amount of radiation would be released. Interestingly, a hydrogen fusion reaction (source of energy from an H bomb) releases no radiation, just heat and kinetic energy.

  36. WadeWaters July 29, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    I have no confidence in Sen. Grassley getting the job done. He’s compromised Deep State all the way.

    • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

      Iowans should be prosecuted for repeatedly electing that schmuck.

  37. Roundball Shaman July 29, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

    “Who is surprised that the US government’s war on the American people is not going any better than its sponsored war in Ukraine?

    The United States Incorporated war against Americans is going much better than that exercise in big-time money extraction and funneling to favored parties going on at Russia’s doorstep.

    Millions of Americans still believe that Democrats are not trying to fully suffocate and erase our once Great Nation. Millions of Americans still treat Doctor ‘The Science!’ like some kind of sacred oracle revealing eternal truths to all us lost souls begging for his boundless wisdom.

    More Americans each day now are going back wearing those stylish Facial Suffocators to demonstrate their patriotism and loyalty to The State and emptiness of their heads.

    More Americans each day are afraid of the dreaded ‘Monkey Pox’ which will end up making monkeys out of all of us before They are through with this latest Psy Op. And get ready for the rollout of the next fear program. They are getting more absurd with each iteration of planned human degradation.

    In fact, USA Inc.’s war on Americans is going better than every other version of ‘War Is A Racket’ since World War 2. Better than those Asian fiascos. Better than those Middle Eastern resource grabs. Better than the War on Drugs. Better than the War on Poverty.
    Better than the War on War… oh wait, that one will never happen.

    They say that The Times bring forth the right leader. And that certainly true of today. A confused National Leader wearing shades and botox who seems to not know who he is is leading America which also seems not to know who we are anymore. No one is getting anything useful done. We slip ever deeper into The Abyss.
    But at least we still can get the latest cool cellphone and a new tattoo to add to the traveling billboard on our body.

    And the rest of the World looks on in astonishment at just how far and how fast a Great People and Nation can turn into something unrecognizable.

    I guess we all better be wearing shades and botox above our Monkey Pox masks if we want to look the part.

    In the inspiring words of our Great Leader… ‘Aw, Come On, Man!…’

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

      LA County backed off their recent indoor mask order but gave a lame made up excuse as to why.

  38. FlashBazbo July 29, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

    Agreed. FJB has become too much of a liability, but even the ‘Rats don’t want “Heels Up”. What to do…..maybe a prolonged coma to buy time? The swamp is indeed deep and wide.

  39. malthuss July 29, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

    playing chicken? My kabbalist friend swung a chicken, to be free of sins.

    OLD ROMAN EMPIRE. Fightd to the death

    Dearborn fighter who was killed in the ring, could change boxing nationwide
    Dave Herndon, Press & Guide, Dearborn, Mich. – 41m ago

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    Jul. 29—December 19, 2015 was supposed to be a night to celebrate for Hamzah Al-Jahmi, of Dearborn, instead it quickly turned to tragedy.

    The 19-year-old boxer was in Youngstown, Ohio for a night called “Season’s Beating” where he was paid $500 to get in the ring, his first time as a professional fighter.

    He had been training for that night since he was 12-years-old, and wanted more than anything to be the next Muhammad Ali, according to family.

    The fight was deadly.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

      @ Malthuss: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

      • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

        some are desperate to fight out of poverty. I dont judge him.

        1980s Olympics, the korean boxer wrote ‘kill or be killed’…he died from punches.

    • Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

      Jabbed, no doubt.

      • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

        That had not occurred to me. thanks.

  40. Ishabaka July 29, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

    Here’s the ultimate Dog that Didn’t Bark: where are the Epstein/Maxwell client lists and videos? Anyone believe they don’t exist?

    • cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

      These lists are probably being held deep in a bunker, same place they are trying to hide all the Hunter Biden laptop files and videos.

      I’m sure Old Hillary just shakes her head at Slick Willy, knowing the number of times his name would show up on the flight manifest for trips to Epstein’s Pedo Island.

      • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

        Who’s to say she wasn’t hopping a few flights herself?

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

        We know about 26.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 29, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

      Anything from the island was taken by the FBI when they swarmed the place after his death.

      Anything from his NYC safe disappeared when the FBI waited several days after opening the safe to get a warrant for the contents.

      • Night Owl July 30, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change took a speedboat out there and looked around.

        Also, some guy flew a drone all around the island, including up to his temple on the hill.

        There are videos of both.

  41. thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

    I figure the pre-planned US-China war script goes like this:

    1) Provocative incident kicks it off. We see this setting up with the Pelosi trip.

    2) US declares martial law, cancels Constitution, cancels midterm elections.

    3) China sinks at least one US aircraft carrier.

    4) US regime surrenders to China for, “the greater good.”

    5) US regime invites PLA peacekeepers to the US as a federalized police force, also for, “the greater good.”

    6) Masses of Chinese colonists begin arriving to take control of North American farmland, energy, minerals, and freshwater.

    Game. Set. Match.

    • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

      Aircraft carriers need to be sunk. Floating money-pit targets. You can bully around Somalia with one, but any other country with an air force or a navy or missile system can evaporate them. Relics.

      • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        Yes, the day of reckoning may have arrived for those massive aircraft carriers. The writing has been on the wall since the Falklands War when a land based French Exocet Missile launched by Argentina took out a British cruiser — and missile technology has only improved since that day 40 years ago.

        • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          In MIC parlance, they’re indispensable in “asymmetric” wars: AKA beating up weaklings.

          But weaklings now have kamikaze long-range drones outfitted with explosives.

          Their days are numbered

        • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

          Well, imagine being a QM on the USS Ronald Reagan, at the Helm, cruising the South China Sea; suddenly you hear “Captain on the Bridge” — and in strolls Admiral Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave), wearing his lady’s dress blues — how confident of victory would you be?

        • JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 12:14 am #

          The role of the carriers to day is to get their planes on mission before they are sunk. They are still necessary for the US mission, since WW2, to protect the seaways. Their survival is not necessary.

          China is challenging us in Asia now. Remember the islands they have built. When they claimed sea lanes around them, they drove our carriers far enough away from the China coast to keep the planes out of reach. That is why we are making a big deal about the South China Sea.

          • Paula D July 30, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            Do you realize how insane you sound?
            China is keeping US planes away from China, therefore we have a right to challenge and attack them.
            Why do they not have the right to protect their own land?

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            American-centric.

            So ingrained to believing that the US has the right to do to other countries what they aren’t allowed to do to us.

          • Woodchuck July 30, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

            Keeping the world “safe for democracy” is the primary mission of America. We are supposed to be spreading our democratic/republican ideals all over the globe. Whenever we think a democracy anywhere on the planet is in peril, it’s our responsibility to intervene militarily.

            It’s the white man’s burden to do all these things. Without our constant interventions human civilization would collapse and anarchy would reign among feral populations.

      • benr July 30, 2022 at 9:23 am #

        An aircraft carrier on deployment is ringed with support and most of all other ships that electronically look like carriers and all the ships have cwis and other weapons platforms.
        One carrier has more air firepower on it than most countries on the earth.
        Finally, there is the AW guys who can jam drone signals.
        Once the signal is interrupted most drones either crash or just circle.

        Final point the USS Boxer took out one or two drones that got to close.
        npr.org/2019/07/19/743444053/u-s-official-says-government-has-evidence-iran-drone-was-destroyed

        Aircraft carriers are there to project power period end of story.

        • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          Ben, but what happens when accurate, long range, land based hypersonic missiles can reach out further than the F-35s & F-16s on the decks of the aircraft carrier? It seems like that puts those vessels in a peril they’ve never really dealt with before.

    • Paula D July 29, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

      Masses of Chinese landed a long time ago. After 1989 George H.W. Bush announced that any Chinese person who showed up in the US would be considered persecuted by the CPC and would be given citizenship.
      Entrepreneurial Chinese soon began hiring entire ships which loaded up with people and sailed off the shores of the US, where they would be ferried to the shores.
      Ever been to California? New York?
      But the selling of US farmland, energy and minerals started once US capitalists shut down industry in the US and moved it to China. That gave the Chinese so many dollars they had to put them somewhere.
      Yes, they bought a lot of Treasury bonds, but they also bought things of value.
      It’s a bit behind the times to make a gloomy forecast that has long ago been carried out.

      • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

        I did not know. But I read of chinese in NYC arriving on garbage scows in NY harbor and living 10 to a room while being peddlers on the streets.

        READ: THE SNAKE HEAD [A BOOK].

        • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

          Same story for just about any other immigrant group.

        • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

          Yeah, White, Black, Brown, Yellow – all the same. Look how well Whites ended up assimilating into American Indian culture.

          As always, Mary knocks it out of the park.

  42. CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

    I wonder why the gay lifestyle supporters haven’t screamed like stuck pigs at the accusations that 95% of schlong covid is caused by gay male sex. I wonder and Mayor Pete and “Wife” are dealing with this?

    • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      wonder how

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

      I’m wondering why the PTB have decided to target gays again after putting them on the pedestal for 15 years.

      My guess?

      Gays are starting to reject the trans agenda.

      The trans agenda = transhumanism.

      Touche.

  43. Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    Many of ya’ll still don’t get it.
    This isn’t the FBI coming clean or growing a conscience, or the main stream propaganda and party members taking notice.

    This is the eating of one’s own. This is pushing out a weak fledgling when tidying the nest. This is putting the party first.

    Biden can’t be allowed to run in ’24, even if he would like to. And like this they set the table.

    Biden will soon realize that if he attempts to stay-on, he and his lipstick on a white-trash family will be in the crosshairs.

    This is how this plays out.
    A new candidate for the party of chaos in 24.

    • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

      just like Herr Klausinschmuck they’re telegraphing their next play in Big states no less. The poster boy of white privilege seemingly not content on destroying his home state.

      Yes, Gavin. AKA Trudeau 2.0.
      Another WEF fellow. A real go-getter.
      This is the Autocratic party’s gambit

  44. cowbell81 July 29, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

    Please, please, can China help America out and do us a solid, just this once?

    China Warns: Pelosi Trip Marks ‘Invasion’ and Military Has Right to Fire on Her Plane

    A Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece said on Friday that it could shoot down Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane if she makes a stop in Taiwan, a move he said is tantamount to an “invasion” of the island.

    “If U.S. fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion,” Hu Xijin, an analyst for the Chinese state-controlled Global Times propaganda outlet, said on Twitter. “The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the U.S. fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down.”

    • Helix July 29, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

      Why is Pelosi going to Taiwan anyway? According to the Constitution, it is the Executive branch that is in charge of foreign relations. Congress only has “advise and consent” powers.

      • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

        Why she is doing research for Paul’s chip stock purchases

      • messianicdruid July 29, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

        Faking your death is a great way to retire.

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

      When is the last time Pelosi visited the Tenderloin District in SF, where thousands of her constituents live in squalor and filth on streets and sidewalks? She could do some good with the $550 million fortune she amassed on her $188,000 Congressional salary lol.

  45. gustafson.robert.22 July 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

    Beyond Burger really struggling. Mayday, mayday.

    • Soul Forensics July 29, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

      Gus,

      Their sales are tanking?

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 29, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

        Stock down 53% this year, and today’s news is a deal to have a Mcdonald’s burger looks unlikely to materialize (lack of demand in trial runs).

        • Soul Forensics July 29, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

          No surprise, except that it’s happening so quickly. The media hype for fake burgers lasted as long as a grasshopper’s life.

          Speaking of grasshoppers, fake meat was just a ‘vegan-friendly option’ to get the masses to accept — to normalize — the transition to bugs. And at that late doomsday stage, eating them won’t be an option, but a requirement.

          • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

            As Chris Martenson asked?

            And what do bugs eat?

          • thirdcoastlegend July 29, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            Well, during the height of the plandemic hysteria when folks were cleaning out the meat section at my local stores all of the fake meat products were left behind.

            That says it all right there.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

            All that tells me is that there are way less vegans and vegetarians than meat eaters, and a large portion of them don’t eat ‘fake meat’.

          • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

            The funniest part is if you buy ground anything you don’t know what’s really in it or what it is.

          • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

            They’ll make an exception for human meat, apparently. An idea who time has come they say.

        • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          Well, WEF lizards like Schwab and Macron swallow rodents live, setting an example for us lesser beings. Like Airstrip 1 in 1984, the broken landscape will be crawling with rats & rodents — plenty of nourishment for the Proles who are left standing.

  46. tom clark July 29, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

    This blog has become very repetitive and quite frankly, boring. Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, etc. etc etc and blah, blah, blah. Make fun of them all you want, but the world is changing fast and the man who’ll save the world in 2024 is none other than (drumroll please)…Mike Pence! I guarantee it!

    • CrusherMuldoon July 29, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

      Don’t quit you day job if standup comedy is your side gig.

    • Disaffected July 29, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

      Feeling OK, tc? You seem to be growing increasingly delirious of late.

      • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

        The master of alabaster? The spray starch on the march? The white man’s ermine? Somnus from Columbus?

        Pence the fence, yeah the mafias have their consigliere

        • messianicdruid July 29, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

          Albino R [ h ] INO.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

      What puppet they put in there is really of no consequence at this juncture.

      • jarrollin July 30, 2022 at 12:01 am #

        It took til’ 9pm eastern time for someone to point this out today. How banal politics captures this crowd is bewildering to me. Lap top this … lap top that … it ain’t gonna matter.

    • workingclasshero July 30, 2022 at 1:39 am #

      Pence is a typical Chamber of Commerce and boring evangelical stiff right out of the 90’s or am I way off Tom? Help me here if I’m wrong. A more boring Romney, maybe. You prefer Conservative, Inc. to Trump? Of course, a typical Republican would try and balance the budget within two years, so I suppose that’s exciting to allot of the clueless.

  47. Amman July 29, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

    GERMANY

    20% Disabled, mentally ill &/or on food stamps & social housing.
    50% Disposable low-wage slaves i.e. Living paycheck to paycheck.
    25 % Migration background/Foreign Heritage (Fed by the State.)
    ======
    95%

    5% – Other

    240B – Federal budget for ‘Work and Social Affairs’ 40 percent of German Federal budget.

    –Confessions of a German Writer, 2022

    • BackRowHeckler July 29, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

      Remember when Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, and the Western World condemned Saudi Arabia in the harshest of terms? Well, the Saudi Prince showed up today in Paris as Macron’s guest of honor LoL, where Macron begged the Prince for any petroleum or natgas he could spare. Khashoggi is all forgot about. Who’s Khashoggi? But at least Macron didn’t go crawling to Saudi Arabia, like Sleepy Joe did a few weeks ago.

      • Edge Lordin’ July 29, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

        Well, Khashoggi was never really a journalist but the WaPo convinced many otherwise

    • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

      Nonsense.

  48. Bob Polecat July 29, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

    Well-played, Jarek. You are indeed amazing.

    • malthuss July 29, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

      what? why?

      • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        Will you be cool? For once in your life will you be cool? Can you do that for me? I’ve never asked nuthin of you before but I’m asking now.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 1:37 am #

      Get a room, fan-boy

      • Bob Polecat July 30, 2022 at 1:56 am #

        You are so very sweet, Hot Lips.

        Please tell me that you bake cherry pie.

  49. Paula D July 29, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

    Safe and Effective turned into Sudden and Unexpected, but also Mild and Transient.

    Cardiologist Peter McCullough takes that apart.

    twitter dot com/P_McCulloughMD/status/1552981758412480514?s=20&t=jrNiX5iHIWv-AbmUmAg-5A&fbclid=IwAR0deYHZvgHnJtaBsCUg8FlBZa1yInfHCbXjlog36Gkf7jdOjYOTk_m5ncE

    • GreenAlba July 29, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

      I don’t remember where it was, but earlier tonight I read that Facebook or YouTube was deleting posts with ‘died suddenly’ in them.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        Not at all surprised. Some platform also banned the word “groomer”. Gee I wonder why.

    • Slugoon July 30, 2022 at 12:33 am #

      Since May, all-cause deaths have been significantly higher (+10%) on the five-year average here in the UK.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        Sadly, they will blame it on the ‘pandemic.’

  50. malthuss July 29, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

    I learn of 3 athletes’ death in a day or 2. and there are others.

    Ernst, who graduated from Iowa City West, earned First-Team All-MVC honors after her freshman season.

    “UNI has lost a beloved member of the Panther family with the sudden passing of Lily Ernst,” UNI Director of Athletics Daivd Harris said. “This loss is heartbreaking for our swimming and diving team, our athletic department and the entire UNI campus. We offer our deepest condolences to Lily’s family, teammates and friends.”

    Ernst was a multi-time state qualifier for Iowa City West. As a senior, her team came in second in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

    “Lily was so filled with kindness and compassion for other people. She was a ferocious competitor in the pool and classroom, but for those that knew her best she was extremely empathetic and cared deeply about everyone in her life,” UNI head swimming and diving coach Nick Lakin said. “We will all miss her immensely and are praying for everyone that knew her.”

    The university did not release a cause of death.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

      Because they forced the clotshot. So they killed her.

  51. Q. Shtik July 29, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

    Mega Millions® is the talk of country, as consumers across America – both regular Mega Millions players and those new to the game – are sending the estimated jackpot for Friday night’s drawing to a whopping $1.28 billion, with a cash value of $747.2 million.

    The drawing’s at 11pm.

    • MaryQueen July 29, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

      Good luck, Q!

      I personally would not want that money – no way, no how.

      • beantownbill. July 29, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

        Why not? You could do a lot of good with it.

        • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 1:38 am #

          Nope.

          That amount of money makes people insane.

          • Q. Shtik July 30, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            Good luck, Q! – MQ

            ==========

            As you may have guessed, I didn’t win. Some prick in Illinois had the winning numbers.

    • Disaffected July 30, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Unless you moved to Illinois, you didn’t win. Yeah, $1.28B’s way too much. Everybody you never knew would be beating your door down to get a piece. The first thing I’d do would be find a way to get rid of most of it anonymously, then set up an annuity to live on and a small slush fund for emergencies. Denominated in dollars, it probably won’t be worth anything for much longer anyway.

      • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        The cynical part of me says they only reason they let someone win this is because the dollar is going bye bye

      • beantownbill. July 30, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        Dis, there are attorneys who specialize in this sort of thing. Basically they form a trust with them as a trustee and you as beneficiary. If the trust is recorded, you as beneficiary are not listed, so you remain anonymous. But you better be careful in whom you pick. Also take a picture of yourself holding the winning ticket, which you keep to yourself. Of course this is unnecessary as everybody knows attorneys are very, very trustworthy /sarc.

        • Disaffected July 30, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

          Yeah, this would be one of the cases you’d have to find a good, trustworthy money manager/lawyer. Pay him well and maybe he’d stay true to your cause. With inflation heating up as we speak, the best thing to do with it is probably convert as much as you could to hard assets; defensible land, house, fuel and food stash, etc.

          • beantownbill. July 30, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

            Hard assets – that’s the ticket(pun not intended).

    • Soul Forensics July 30, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

      Their 1st purchase should be for expensive, multi-pronged, airtight security systems for their current house.

      • Soul Forensics July 30, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

        That was supposed to be under the $1.3 billion lotto winner.

  52. tom clark July 29, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

    Whatever turns your crank, or put a little more bluntly, up your ass w/ a ripsaw.

  53. Minnie Van Horne July 30, 2022 at 1:31 am #

    As Mr. Kunstler points out, our beloved Commander in Chief may need some sleep but it is just beauty sleep.

    Unknown to the nation and the world, the Biden 2020 Transition Team has been hard at work behind the scenes preparing the rollout of the New Biden for 2023. Imagine the indescribable thrill that will run through the population when, on New Year’s Eve atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, President Joline Biden emerges to address America in an outfit that Beyonce would kill for.

    Dr. Jill and Hunter, and all the rest of the Biden family will be there to ring in the new with the USA’s first transwoman President. Admiral Doctor Rachel Levine will provide live-remote coverage with Anderson Cooper for CNN. As Barack Obama might say if he attends, “The arc of History bends towards the Fabulous” and his lovely wife Michelle will certainly agree.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 1:39 am #

      LMAO!!! And you may be right.

    • Mike G July 30, 2022 at 3:46 am #

      Don’t look back or you will become a pillar of salt.

      • mitchellc July 30, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        The ancient tales are simply descriptions of the same dynamics we’re experiencing today.

        Noah, T horse, S&G, et al, demonstrating the present collapse isnt civilizations first rodeo.

        Who here has given up on discussing/warning those who won’t listen? Noah provides a great parable for the innumerable times this has happened before.

        Infiltration & sabotage; how many empires have collapsed from internal decay intentionally and deliberately initiated to destroy a healthy adversary?

        Finally, the blow off high as everyone abandons any form of restraint and responsibility, creating the need for a total cleansing by fire.

        If you take a macro zen view and mix it with some history, you can see that no, our present experiences are hardly unique. Like death and taxes, we’re simply caught in a cycle that no one – kings or papers alike – has any control.

        It’s only our ego and generational conceit that induces any sense of self pity, frustration, feelings of betrayal, etc.

        Get over yourselves; This shit is/was baked in. Leave the emotion behind and wake up to appreciate the fact you’re living through another major historical turning point.

        • jarrollin July 30, 2022 at 11:01 am #

          You’re using some pop notion of Zen. That kind of Buddhism requires participants to take up an intense discipline (e.g. archery, gardening) which re-creates their connection to the world. It’s not passive like you’ve said.

          • Amman July 30, 2022 at 11:18 am #

            A Very poor response in my view to a great post.

          • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            No, it does not require such things for all. It requires sitting meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Those other things are optional.

            A great practicioner can turn their job into a Zen art. See Chuang Tzu’s cook.

          • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Cook Ting was cutting up an ox for Lord Wen-hui. As every touch of his hand, every heave of his shoulder, every move of his feet, every thrust of his knee — zip! zoop! He slithered the knife along with a zing, and all was in perfect rhythm, as though he were performing the dance of the Mulberry Grove or keeping time to the Ching-shou music.

            “Ah, this is marvelous!” said Lord Wen-hui. “Imagine skill reaching such heights!”

            Cook Ting laid down his knife and replied, “What I care about is the Way, which goes beyond skill. When I first began cutting up oxen, all I could see was the ox itself. After three years I no longer saw the whole ox. And now — now I go at it by spirit and don’t look with my eyes. Perception and understanding have come to a stop and spirit moves where it wants. I go along with the natural makeup, strike in the big hollows, guide the knife through the big openings, and following things as they are. So I never touch the smallest ligament or tendon, much less a main joint.

            “A good cook changes his knife once a year — because he cuts. A mediocre cook changes his knife once a month — because he hacks. I’ve had this knife of mine for nineteen years and I’ve cut up thousands of oxen with it, and yet the blade is as good as though it had just come from the grindstone. There are spaces between the joints, and the blade of the knife has really no thickness. If you insert what has no thickness into such spaces, then there’s plenty of room — more than enough for the blade to play about it. That’s why after nineteen years the blade of my knife is still as good as when it first came from the grindstone.

            “However, whenever I come to a complicated place, I size up the difficulties, tell myself to watch out and be careful, keep my eyes on what I’m doing, work very slowly, and move the knife with the greatest subtlety, until — flop! the whole thing comes apart like a clod of earth crumbling to the ground. I stand there holding the knife and look all around me, completely satisfied and reluctant to move on, and then I wipe off the knife and put it away.”*

            “Excellent!” said Lord Wen-hui. “I have heard the words of Cook Ting and learned how to care for life!”

            Translated by Burton Watson
            (Chuang Tzu: The Basic Writings, 1964)

            *Waley (Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China) takes this whole paragraph to refer to the working methods of a mediocre carver, and hence translates it very differently. There is a great deal to be said for his interpretation, but after much consideration I have decided to follow the traditional interpretation because it seems to me that the extreme care and caution which the cook uses when he comes to a difficult place is also a part of Chuang Tzu’s “secret of caring for life.” [Watson’s note]

            Jarek: Glorious! Your ordinary life can be the Way if well done.

            I prefer Watson to Waley in this case.

        • Amman July 30, 2022 at 11:41 am #

          History repeats itself but… are all it’s lessons known? There could be surprises.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          @Mitchelic: Was Christ’s resurrection in the New Testament also an example of a parable?

        • GreenAlba July 30, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

          “Leave the emotion behind and wake up to appreciate the fact you’re living through another major historical turning point.”

          Unless it’s the very last one, in which case the very last advice anyone should take is yours.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

            “Leave emotion behind” is such an odd thing for a human – driven mostly by emotion – to say.

            Never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who want to escape their humanity.

          • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            Yes, like all the Saints and Sages. Transcend is not the same as lose as it includes fulfilling one’s humanity in the going beyond it.

            Needless to say Old Mitch isn’t talking about this and is of one mind with the Satanists.

            The “Meditations” of Marcus Aurelius would be a fine place to explore this issue.

        • Soul Forensics July 30, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

          “Get over yourselves”.

          Take your own advice, you condescending bore.

          • GreenAlba July 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

            Amen to that. 🙂

  54. David Webb July 30, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    Once again James, I appreciate your cheery optimism, but I am completely lacking any confidence that the truth of this whole sordid mess will ever see the light of day, or that the deep state actors won’t continue to weaponize our federal “law enforcement” agencies to persecute and destroy the lives of anyone in America to the right of Hillary Clinton.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      We must have read two separate articles lol. Or perhaps I’m simply disconnected from reality. But all in all it doesn’t seem like you and Mr. K are far apart in your assessments of the situation. If you had damning national security info or whatever it seems like in a normal country you could convene what you needed to even if Congress is on break. How silly right? To me its unclear if there are two Joe Bidens or what. That whole situation with him and those black, unblinking eyes is really too much.

  55. Q. Shtik July 30, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

    Peter barfed in a waste basket this morning. We’re lucky it wasn’t on the carpeted floor.

    But on a side note:

    My wife has a cousin Bob who is married to Phyllis. Phyllis has a brother (that would be Bob’s B-I-L). Whenever Bo and I would get together with Bob and Phyllis, our respective brothers/BILs would be our only topic of conversation.

    I thought no one could top the stories about Peter but this other dude (don’t know his name) made Peter look normal. He (Phyllis’s brother) is bi-polar. I won’t even attempt to pass along the tales of his bizarre antics. Not long ago, 2-3 months I think, Phyllis put him in a nursing home. Last night we got word that he died there at age 63. I don’t understand what makes a mental case person die at an early age. Maybe Neurodoc can shed some light.

    • Rhett Dawson July 30, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      Mental illness is tough on the body. Mental illness often includes chronic substance abuse – alcohol &/or drugs, Often this “self-medication” is their only respite from the tedium &/or agony of mental illness.

      Stress, anxiety, self-harm, etc. – mental illness is no picnic.

      • Q. Shtik July 30, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        Yeah, I did hear that this guy was an alcoholic and God knows what else.

      • Ishabaka July 31, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

        Mental illness is associated with substance abuse, cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes, heart disease etc.. Mentally ill people tend to not take very good care of themselves – poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of medical care. The fact is, the greatest threat to life of the mentally ill is lifestyle associated physical illness, not their mental illness.

  56. Rowdypiglet July 30, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

    “It’s only our ego and generational conceit that induces any sense of self pity, frustration, feelings of betrayal, etc.

    Get over yourselves; This shit is/was baked in. Leave the emotion behind and wake up to appreciate the fact you’re living through another major historical turning point.”

    I always find it fascinating when otherwise seemingly intelligent people advise others to excise from themselves characteristics that are fundamental to human beings, without which – even if we were capable of removing them – we wouldn’t be human.

    So now, according to MitchellC, we’re to dispose of both ego and emotions, as if such an absurdity could ever be possible. Interestingly, this belief in human metamorphosis motivates every historical creator of a utopian system (Marxism, Fascism, etc.) they hope to inflict on their fellow beings. If they could just eliminate certain aspects of human nature (the ones that get in their way) by punishing people until they stop it!

    Yet – in the old Soviet Union, even the threat of being sent to the gulag wasn’t enough to stop people from displaying the whole range of human qualities.

    • Rhett Dawson July 30, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      People! What’re ya gonna do?

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      I feel you. On the other hand, it seems like in order to really achieve nirvana or salvation or what have you you are supposed to strip away your ego and emotions basically. So iow, its complicated

      • Anthea July 30, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

        I don’t know about salvation, but I think the general gist of several spiritual traditions is that the physical, emotional, and mental nature are supposed to be brought under the control of the spiritual nature–the “true self.” Body-mind-emotions are really just mechanical things–like your car. We easily see that the body is basically a machine, and we don’t have much trouble seeing the mind as being a computer, but people seem to have trouble seeing the emotional nature as mostly just the endocrine system at work. There is an interplay between the mind and the body as to what prompts many endocrine reactions, but that does not mean that you should confuse the emotional nature with the soul.

        The self (or soul, I guess most would say) is both who you truly are and also the life that animates the other three planes. You are most fully human when the self controls the other three planes. The effect of control by the self is that the emotions are cultured and deepened and refined–not eradicated. The effect of soul-control on the mind is high development of the intellect. The effect on the body is that we are not ruled by physical passions and urges like gluttony, lust, sloth, etc.

        What we think of as “the personality” is really analogous to a computer’s GUI (graphical user interface, like Windows). It’s a tool that we use to interface with the world–mostly the world of other humans. So “the personality” is not the true self either.

        So spiritual development doesn’t mean “stripping away” the emotions or ego (the personality); it means that they are purified and elevated. You know the difference between evil or corrupt or childish displays of emotion and the emotions displayed by a cultivated person, right?

        In theory, maybe the complete purification of the body-mind-emotions-ego complex could bring about the condition of a “glorified body,” that is, a perfected physical nature that has attained eternal life. Or maybe not.

        • SoftStarLight July 31, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

          Yes, a better description is to say one must overcome the ego and emotions to achieve nirvana, salvation, etc. Stripping away in the sense of removing obstacles and problems created by ego and emotions. That seems to be a goal of most spiritual traditions no? Even if not directly stated as such.

          • Anthea July 31, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

            I just looked up the definition of “nirvana.” It is “a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.”

            In Christianity, this is not the goal. To become “holy” in order to escape suffering is really kind of a negative expression of “prosperity theology,” where the objective of being religious is to get rich. Neither is “stamping out desire” a goal–and certainly not stamping out the self.

            There is a passage in one of Alan Watts’s books where he talks about suffering being experienced with joy. (I don’t want to go looking for the exact quote.) It really does work that way–though most often in hindsight. Ones tough times are often–if not always–ones happiest times, even some of life’s peak experiences. For example, childbirth is one of life’s peak experiences.

            Desires are not to be “stamped out,” but controlled and refined. E.g., a person’s sexual desires could be expressed by watching porn, or they could be expressed in terms like Tennyson’s poem, “Come into the Garden, Maude”:

            There has fallen a splendid tear
            From the passion-flower at the gate.
            She is coming, my dove, my dear;
            She is coming, my life, my fate;
            The red rose cries, “She is near, she is near;”
            And the white rose weeps, “She is late;”
            The larkspur listens, “I hear, I hear;”
            And the lily whispers, “I wait.”

            or Christina Rosetti’s, “A Birthday”:

            My heart is like a singing bird
            Whose nest is in a water’d shoot;
            My heart is like an apple-tree
            Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
            My heart is like a rainbow shell
            That paddles in a halcyon sea;
            My heart is gladder than all these
            Because my love is come to me.

            or the song:

            Where Lagan streams sings lullaby
            There blooms a lily fair
            The moonlight gleam is in her eye
            The night is in her hair.

            And often when the beetle’s horn
            Has lulled the eve to sleep
            I creep unto her shielling lorn
            And thro’ the door I peep.

            There on the cricket’s singing-stone
            She stirs the bog wood fire
            And sings in sad sweet undertone
            The song of heart’s desire

            One does not seek to stamp out “the sense of self,” but to perfectly express it in its uniqueness. You are one of an infinite number of unique beings created by God to be unique–and perfect at the same time. An oak tree doesn’t become perfect by becoming a generic “tree,” or by becoming something entirely amorphous. It is most perfect as it is most perfectly an oak, and most perfectly an individual an oak, with all its burls and unique grain.

            This is why there are so many different kinds of saints: desert hermits (St. Anthony), aristocratic ladies (St. Elizabeth of Hungary), warriors (Joan of Arc), and ditzy little things like St. Theresa of Lisieux (The Little Flower), who was noteworthy for not being noteworthy.

            Your job (“the work”) here on earth is to perfectly manifest your unique “self” on the physical plane, working with an unruly physical body, unruly and erratic emotions, and a mind that wants to be a runaway train.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

      Thank you for saying so much more eloquently what I was thinking – exactly.

      Why not just toss out everything that makes us human? Mitchellc obviously loves the idea of transhumanism, where we basically become robotic, unthinking, unfeeling zombies.

      Transhumanism is obscene garbage.

    • Jarek July 30, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

      If one graduates from University (say a real one), does one forget all that one learned in high school (say a real one) – or is that earlier learning maintained and fulfilled in the higher?

      Does one accept every little thought and feeling that arises because “It’s human” or even better, because “It’s yours”? As Nietzsche said, “Human, all too human.” Needless to say, many thoughts and feelings are unworthy and untrue – even if they are yours.

      This life is a school. Linger not. Don’t be the big kid (say a girl like Britney Griner) sitting at the back with a dunce cap on. The point is to graduate not glorify your ignorance or even the school itself.

  57. Night Owl July 30, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    Following up on my comments on Merriam-Webster last week, this just happened:

    “After Wikipedia changed the definition of ‘recession’ and locked the page for editing, they also changed the definition of ‘definition’ and locked it for editing as well”

    https://twitter.com/DrEliDavid/status/1553297721309773825

    • Q. Shtik July 30, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

      After Wikipedia changed the definition of ‘recession’ – Night Owl

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

      Somehow I missed this story about the definition of ‘recession’ being changed. I’m usually tuned in to such topics.

      Anyway, is it being alleged that the reason for the new definition is that the old definition (two consecutive quarters of negative GNP [or is it GDP?] would indicate that we have entered a recession and nobody wants to admit that that is the case?

      So, what IS the new definition? 3 qtrs of neg GNP?

      • Q. Shtik July 30, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

        Never mind, I looked it up. They took something very specific and made it fuzzy in a number of ways. I will stick with the old 2 negative qtrs…etc.

        • Night Owl July 30, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

          The part I found far more hilarious is that they then changed the definition of definition.

          Apparently, a definition is now a “[…] fluid statement of the meaning of a term. Definitions cannot be easily set into categories, as meanings evolve to meet the needs of societal change.”

          LOL.

          • Slugoon July 30, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            Just when you think things can’t get any more absurd, the American Democratic Party finds a way! What a bunch of donkeys.

          • messianicdruid July 30, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

            ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

            ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

            Definitions reliant on societal change – that’s the Wokeism(tm) lingo right there.

            The word “fluid” is the biggest dead giveaway. Straight up postmodernist bollocks-speak.

          • Anthea July 30, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            If the definition of definition is fluid, then I suppose that laws can mean any old thing at all.

            Back when I argued with some bureaucrat that Kansas law said that my kids could be exempted from being vaccinated if I were and ADHERENT of a religious belief that opposed vaccination. The school and the bureaucrats kept insisting that what that REALLY meant was that I had to be a MEMBER of such a religion–and I had to prove it.

            Obviously, since I was within the requirements of black-letter law on this matter, I won.

            But if this new definition of definition applies to the law, we’re in deep shit.

          • Anthea July 30, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

            So language will cease to have any definite meaning at all. A liar’s dream come true.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2022 at 3:23 am #

            damn, lol

        • Grandpa August 1, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

          I’ve heard AOC, the genius, has said ‘two negative quarters is not a recession, it is negative fifty cents’
          Hope it helps, it sure cleared things up for me…

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        They do not want to be tied down to a concrete definition. Listening to them they say because unemployment is low, there is no recession.

        Idiots. We are just starting to react to the Fed trying to stem inflation. Listen to the CEOs announcing lower profits and coming layoffs. By Election Day, the Biden mob will have no legs to stand on. Housing is collapsing right now, a car bubble is also collapsing, consumer sentiment is down, spending is downs we are entering a substantial turndown.

        Gives you real confidence when the mob ignores the future and denies everything.

        Lies, lies and more lies. When will the people of this country ever learn what a group of charlatans live in DC.

        • Soul Forensics July 30, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          Every economist and every economic tome (that deals with the subject) has defined ‘recession’ as negative growth over 2 quarters.

          When all this Woke and WEF horseshit is defeated, will the overseers at the OED et al correct and restore their ‘fluid’ definitions?

  58. Jarek July 30, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    As Confucius said, the first step in reform will be the rectification or restoration of names.

    Patriarchy and Patriotism: What do they have in common? Patri, right? So what does that mean?

    It seems America really is a Father land, yet fathers are viciously persecuted by the powers that be who see men much as Anthea does.

  59. CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

    BIDEN TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-AGAIN

    • JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      Remember Paxlovid rebound? You are seeing it in action. 3-5 days after symptoms initially go away, re-infection. First thoughts from the experts are that the virus gets into places where the drug cannot get to it. Then it re-emerges.

      Current work is trying to see if the amount of drug is enough or long enough.

      • Soul Forensics July 30, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        “Killing [Biden] softly with their love.”

        ‘Covid.’ Such an easy explanation after they ice him.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

      And he is supposed to be quadruple jabbed too. So does any of that make sense?

      • JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

        SSL

        Well, maybe.

        Strawman

        Variants are survivors of prior immune responses. IOW, they escaped somehow from the alpha vaxx. Remember that all we heard about was antibodies without much word on T memory cells.

        Two things may be happening,

        One, the antibodies are temporary, the body hates inflammation and tear down antibodies quickly. So if there are little memory cells created, you are wide open in a few months.

        Two, the variants themselves. If the surface s proteins of survivors do not trigger the antibody attack, then a whole new immune response must occur. IOW, we start from ground zero.

        Covid is wicked like the flu. Hopefully, it will modify to a smaller impact version with succeeding generations.

        Prevention? Shut down the labs one, and stop eating wild animal meat.

        • JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

          My wife had a friend that did not get the vaxx. She never paid any attention to the keep your distance rules and travelled by plane a great deal.

          She got it bad. But after a few days of treatment, seemed to get better.

          Then the hammer fell, she desatted, went on the vent and died quickly.

          The short getting better interlude seems to be fairly common amongst the seriously ill folks.

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            But it sounds like many people who were jabbed also died from covid, so my only real contention is that the jab is a myth in terms of being helpful in preventing covid or stopping symptoms etc.

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

      I think the Bedpan could be checking out any day. Then, suddenly, a hot war with China erupts at the precise moment Heels Up Harris ascends to the Presidency.

      All Hail the Chief (of Waconda) ahahahahaha

      • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

        The triumvirate — Heels Up, Al Sharpton & Sec. Austin — will huddle in the West Wing, planning strategy.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

      Since the tests don’t work, they may be angling to ax his ass.

  60. JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

    Just a comment.

    The Left ignores the law and continuously tries to change it as required.

    This tizzy over recession is just the latest example.

    Instead of taking on the up and coming downturn, the Dems again try to change the rules of the game.

    They caused the inflation, now the Fed has to cause a recession to offset Democratic stupidity.

    Pretty soon, Redneck, you will have zero bragging rights.

    This oncoming recession should finish off the Biden Mob, tout suite. Hopefully, Sinema will not lose her mind as Manchin has and put a kabosh on tax and spend and let the Fed do their job.

    Stop the Leftist spending insanity until November.

    The more they spend now, the deeper the recession will be.

    Could it be that we are trying to get to 50 trillion debt by the end of this recession?

    Don’t you love the name of the Manchin-Schumer bill. The Inflation Reduction Bill.

    Fools!

    • Redneck Liberal July 31, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

      “The Left ignores the law and continuously tries to change it as required.

      Huh? If “the Left” is IGNORING the law, why would they possibly want or need to change it? That doesn’t make sense.

      It’s especially ironic that you, as a true Trump Booster-type, still think that wanker is a viable presidential candidate when all the evidence of his scheming to overthrow the US Constitution is as plain as the nose on Abe Lincoln’s face.

      • Night Owl August 1, 2022 at 4:56 am #

        “[…] overthrow the US Constitution”

        How does one overthrow a piece of paper?

        Just another comedic gem delivered by our resident dunce.

  61. JohnAZ July 30, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

    Human change, hah!

    Only crises cause human change!!

    One of the dumb cases is the bride that goes into a marriage based on the idea that a flawed groom s going to change.

    Hence, the divorce rate is fifty percent.

    Leftists think they can change people by forcing BS down their throats. Short term, doesn’t work.

    But, persistent lying can change things. The Democratic credo.

    Crises, like the future right now is the only thing that will make society change short term.

    Wars and depressions change society.

    We will soon add on the depletion of natural resources.

    • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

      Constant manipulation via media sources for 50+ years changes society but yeah, it will be short-term in the LONG scheme of things. But still my whole lifetime, which sucks for me and everyone else born at this time into this mess. Then again, there are very few “great” eras for the common man.

    • Redneck Liberal July 31, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

      “One of the dumb cases is the bride that goes into a marriage based on the idea that a flawed groom s going to change.

      That reminds me of a rubric I learned many years ago, that explains this phenomenon succinctly:

      “Men marry women thinking they won’t change…but they do. Women marry men thinking they will change…but they don’t.”

      • Night Owl August 1, 2022 at 5:00 am #

        The definition of “rubric” is “an authoritative rule.”

        Engrish. Do you speak it?

  62. tom clark July 30, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

    Mike Pence in 2024. Only He can save the world. I stopped wearing a watch today for perhaps the first time in 30 years.

    • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

      You’re so strange tom lol

      • CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        I’ll be writing a song parody to Carly Simon’s hit You’re So Vain” changing the title to You’re So Strange”, SSL

        • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

          LOL good one, that’s very creative of you. You’re so strange..and everybody talks about you..you’re so strange.. 🙂

    • SpeedyBB July 31, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      I haven’t worn a wrist watch since the 1960s. Always had the sensation that they were akin to handcuffs.

      Used to have a neat Seiko pocket watch. Gave it away, like a fool.

      The act of checking the time should require some effort, so it’s more than just a reflexive twitch.

      But then again, I’m 81 years old so my appreciation of time has shifted considerably.

      • Night Owl August 1, 2022 at 5:09 am #

        Get a nice mechanical swiss watch.

        Nice to look at, never needs a battery, contains engineering that is still impressive today in its own right, and is kind of a middle finger to the dolts paying 500 bucks to wear allow Apple and co. to track everything they do and monitor their heartbeat.

  63. roccofire July 30, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

    Nancy and the Chinese, mega millions, Will Smith apology none of these world events are covered by the constant commenters. How can I may rational evidence based decisions when you all comment on inflation, food, and pro nouns, oh conjunction conjunction what is your function, miss those old cartoons. OH we finally got an email from our emergency dept leadership about monkey pox, and our Governor, Hillary lite declared a health emergency. What me worry!

    • CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

      “Nancy and the Chinese”
      MegaMillions Apologies,
      Kamala’s on her knees”

      Schlong Covid, Biden’s Sick
      Trans girls want a dick”

      Move over Billy Joel

  64. CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

    Looks like the John and Jane Waynes are shifting their bluster from Russia to China: “Let em try to shoot our fighter escorts down.” We’ll huff and we’ll puff and crush China without scratching our knuckles, or we’ll boycott and suspend trade with them. Laughs

    • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

      Looks like Russia is turning off the natgas spigot into Europe; Europe is sucking air like a blowfish lol.

      • Rhett Dawson July 30, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

        That’s not funny!

        • CrusherMuldoon July 30, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

          Surprised that Russians retaliated for the constant flow of arms and money the West sent to Ukraine? I only wonder how they’ll retaliated against the United States. Crippling cyber-attack. Like it was said many weeks ago on this blog: “You don’t poke The Bear”

          • SoftStarLight July 30, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

            I wonder why people don’t understand that Eurasian brown bears and panda bears can maul you to death

          • Rhett Dawson July 30, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

            No. I am not surprised in the least. Just the opposite, in fact. I could see this coming from the January sabre rattling.

            Europe is in big trouble. Millions could die of hunger and frostbite and that is not funny.

          • MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

            SSL people don’t understand that chimpanzees can (and will) rip people apart, limb from limb, either.

          • BackRowHeckler July 30, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

            Well, maybe the EU should have thought twice before laying sanctions on Russia. In this case sanctions are working two ways, not just one way.

            With copious natural resources Russia seems to be holding the stronger hand — backed up by 6000 nuclear warheads.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 31, 2022 at 9:53 am #

            When this mess in the Ukraine (created when the US overthrew yet another legitimate government, replaced this time with Nazis), the Russian Federation put out rather clearly retaliation for interfering with their SMO was on the table.

            My initial thoughts at the time was they might do a small-scale demo with one of their superior weapon systems. Vaporizing Ramstein probably would have been a good wakeup call.

            They could then ask the US/UK/NATO tag team if they’d like a time-out for some serious discussion. Maybe up to 5 minutes to let the impact sink in, then decide: discuss or persist.

            Maybe Rottterdam next, just set a few vessels on fire using one of their high-tech torpedoes, let it spread. Sure would seal the deal for a frigid winter in Europe.

            Fast forward: the EU clown show seems to be doing itself in all on its own with vacant promises from the JB avatar. The Russian Federation can probably just sit back in watch and wait mode.

            The Poles get a chunk of territory back, the ‘bread basket of Europe’ is branded Russian, along with some warm water ports on the Black Sea, and the territory of Galicia/Ukraine is once again subject to new line-drawing on a map.

  65. MaryQueen July 30, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

    LOL one of my Twitter accounts got shut down for 6 days for saying trans ideology is a delusion and mental health disorder.

    WHICH IT IS.

    2+2=5.

    Never forget!

    • GreenAlba July 31, 2022 at 6:42 am #

      Did you see the Tavistock Clinic is being closed, Mary?

      thetimes.co.uk/article/66169fce-0eae-11ed-93cf-b011fa7fe86b

      • GreenAlba July 31, 2022 at 6:45 am #

        They’re going to go for a ‘more holistic’ approach, i.e. looking at other aspects of the child’s mental health. But if you suggest anything like that yourself on social media, you are cancelled.

        There is a view that they’re closing it down before a tsunami of lawsuits gets them.

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 11:24 am #

          Yes this was actually HUGE news but it’s being glossed over of course, by the BBC. And the US legacy media is not anywhere close to stopping their grotesque promotion of womanface, grooming and gaslighting (e.g., trans ideology).

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        Indeed I did. I enjoyed watching Graham Linehan’s “Mess” last night talking about it with his crew. Do you ever watch that? I love those folks.

        • GreenAlba July 31, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

          Thanks – another one for me to look up … 🙂

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

            I liked him well before the trans stuff happened because he wrote and produced “Father Ted” and “The IT Crowd,” two series I love, they are just fun and hilarious.

            So great that he is fighting the trans ideology scourge. He was kicked off Twitter for it like 2 years ago. And he lost a lot of business with the BBC, etc. He doesn’t care. He usually does a show called “The Mess We’re In” on YouTube with Helen Staniland and Morty Arty and they have a guest on usually.

            And here’s his subtack: https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/

  66. tom clark July 30, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

    Infinite growth can’t go on forever in a finite world. Thank you, Professor Bartlett. End of discussion.

    Meanwhile. I’m undergoing painful watch withdrawal. Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

  67. DC Jones July 31, 2022 at 12:01 am #

    Nothing will be done. It’s all theater. Congress are crooks. America as a political entity would cease to exist if the political class actually turned to the criminal prosecutions of and against each other.

  68. gustafson.robert.22 July 31, 2022 at 3:37 am #

    If anybody wants to hook up on twitter, i will follow back and promote anything peak-oil related or green-revolution critical etc. that seems good. Started this issue acct yesterday (few followers yet, but I will be active). @doomfrog3
    thanks

  69. CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 6:44 am #

    @No. I am not surprised in the least. Just the opposite, in fact. I could see this coming from the January sabre rattling.

    Europe is in big trouble. Millions could die of hunger and frostbite and that is not funny.

    Think Europe’s going to be in trouble this winter? I paid $4.92/gallon U.S. for home heating oil in June. Tell me how much that’ll cost by January 2023.

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2022 at 7:27 am #

      Crusher, home heating costs is an issue not being discussed by the political class up here in New England. Instead, right now the subject du jour is the MONKEY POX APOCALYPSE! — which just shows you how worthless and out of touch the political class and journalism has become.

      I notice your state (RI), even moreso than Ct & Mass,, has gone balls to the wall for the ‘Transfer to Renewables’, a warning and sure sign that conditions will only get worse — prepare yourself for frequent brownouts & blackouts, utility & heating costs that only the billionaire Climate Czar John Kerry out in Nantucket can afford, and an avalanche of bullsh#t propaganda trying to convince you that $5.00 per gallon gasoline and $6.00 #2 heating oil is a positive good because that’s what it takes TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

      • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 7:39 am #

        You’re preaching to the choir, BRH. The “Biggest Little State In The union” is going to be the Coldest and the Darkest State in the Union, soon.

        • Not_GeorgeT July 31, 2022 at 9:26 am #

          Crusher

          I’ve followed Howie on and off through the years. Back when he was writing for the Herald (1980’s ? ) He made a comment if he ever ran out of material in MA (unlikely) he could always use RI as the backup.

          Fitting description

          • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 9:56 am #

            ^5 Not_GeorgeT By the way in RI Jack Reed Jim Langevin and Whitehouse are affectionately known as “The Shrimp”, “The Gimp” and “The Pimp”

      • Not_GeorgeT July 31, 2022 at 9:14 am #

        BRH,

        Budget plan (12 monthly payments at a guaranteed price) went up over $100/month, 50% increase when this annual billing cycle started a few months ago.

        I expect stratosphere prices next year, if there is a next year as we know it.

        Agree the BS ‘news’ is all about monkeypox not heating oil, diesel and gas prices, the notifications pop up on my phone (NECN).

        Since you’re from around here, if you’ve a mind to, go over to Substack and look up author Coquin de Chien for March 27 : title = ‘The Baker Knew Massachusetts governor lied to the People’ where the author goes through FOIA info showing Baker knew all his mandate shit wouldn’t work but he did it anyway.

        Sure, this comment started as being about oil prices, the side trip I think is worth it.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 10:01 am #

          There are not many oil companies locally offering monthly budget plans to guarantee a “lock-down price” due to “market volatility”. By the way, 887 million dollars in PPE funds sits in Providence: the debate at the Capitol is probably how to divide it up among the scoundrels

          • Not_GeorgeT July 31, 2022 at 10:29 am #

            This year we lucked out as long-term customers with years of budget plans always promptly paid.

            However, they aren’t making promises for next year.

            MA has over 10$ billion (that’s a ‘b’) in surplus. The one-party system is figuring out the same type scheme for their personal gain.

            State House essentially closed, roll call votes are a relic of history.

    • Jarek July 31, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      Pensioners have been freezing to death in England for years. They have to balance between food, medication, and fuel. Of course some surely heat the house but not enough – and thus succumb to disease brought on by being cold.

      No mystery. The real mystery is the English people. Try to get them to care. They admit it’s happening, they just don’t give a shit. Now if it was foreigners it would be another story.

      The utter Sickness of Soul is sickening to behold.

  70. JohnAZ July 31, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Monkey pox

    Just read an article about Monkeypox startup.

    It has been endemic in Nigeria for a long time. It would show up periodically, suspected passed from animals, then quickly burn itself out as it was not contagious human to human.

    Until 2017.

    The doctor that has been at the forefront of the epidemic in Nigeria saw the first victim this time, a young boy. He noticed other folks getting the pox, many more than normal, and started an epidemiological study. He found through time that the pox virus has changed (??) and has become able to transmit skin to skin. He noticed that the pox locations shifted to around the genitals on most patients. He did sex histories on the affected folks and found sexual promiscuity to be the transmission route, especially homosexuals.

    He presented the data to a global conference on the increase on Monkeypox and was told to “shut up” about the sexual aspects of transmission. He continues his work in Nigeria.

    I assume the WHO is a bad character here. The doctor stated that no one paid any attention to his work until the pox was found in Europe and then started spreading rapidly. It is currently going world wide and spreading rapidly. The extremely intelligent governor of New York has ordered a mask mandate against monkey pox. I would think if a mask was used as it should be, it would be damned uncomfortable and would dull the experience. Just another example of a dumb power hungry Democrat.

    My take? The virus mutated somehow, maybe with human help, to be contagious through sexual contact. Of course it is going to spread through promiscuity, in people with perverted attitudes about sex. The bath house mentality of homosexuals is fertile ground, as it was for the Herpes virus leading to AIDS. That Herpes virus infected the same groups that Monkeypox seems to be invading. Could it be some one does not approve of promiscuity? I read somewhere the smallpox vaccine works against Monkeypox and millions of doses are being prepared. True? Who needs to get it? Who pays for it? I expect we will be hearing from the LBGTQ crowd in short order.

    • JohnAZ July 31, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      The doctor is Dr. Dimie Ogoina, infectious disease specialist at Niger Delta University.

      GA. Monkeypox’s Dr. Chetty?

    • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Get that Mary Queen? Sexual promiscuity and gay sex. You won’t find either endorsed in the Old or New Testament. I wonder why?

      • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        Sexual promiscuity has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

        Some gay men are promiscuous. Some straight men are promiscuous. Some women are promiscuous.

        • Jarek July 31, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          On average, Gay men are by far the most promiscuous group. Women put a check on straight men. Few women want to have anonymous sex, especially in public places (like bathrooms). And yes, this is probably a good thing for men.

          Averages, Mary. Statistics. Remember you took a course in this…..

          And at long last you’re starting to understand the need to define terms, right? I mean now that it’s big news…..

          • Jarek July 31, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

            Marveling at the absurdity of Mary’s post. Imagine being this bound by ideology – to the point of utter confusion about the simplest things.

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            Let’s hear more about incels, something you actually know something about. 😉

        • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          @Mary Queen. You missed the point

          • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

            No I didn’t. Apparently, it’s time for gay-bashing, just as it’s always time for women-bashing and racism with you lot.

            I’d still like to see proof of this monkey pox thing. They blamed AIDS on the gay population as well. After watching “Fauci’s First Fraud” I don’t buy that, either.

          • Rhett Dawson July 31, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

            Dumber than dirt.

        • Ishabaka July 31, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          Nonsense. On average, gay men are FAR more promiscuous than straight men. Early on in the AIDS epidemic, before the virus was identified, I read a research report in “The New England Journal of Medicine”. The authors tried to do contract tracing of AIDS patients in New York City in hopes of identifying the cause of AIDS. Their findings: the average AIDS patient had had gay sex with over 1,000 men in the previous year. Not only did they not know the names of many of those men, they had not seen the faces of many of them. I repeat, that was the AVERAGE. Their conclusion was that contact tracing was hopeless.

  71. stelmosfire July 31, 2022 at 10:54 am #

    Well if I get a case of the Monkeepox boils I caught it in a crowded elevator. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

  72. stelmosfire July 31, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    Breaking news. Bowing down in deference to Xi, Pelosi has changed her itinerary. She is pulling Taiwan from her trip. She claims she never said she was going to Taiwan. She claims it was a misunderstanding. What she really said was, ” I’m going to tie-one-on.”

    • Jarek July 31, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      Thus the fate of Taiwan is sealed, not with a bang but a whimper. America won’t defend its colonies – will it even defend itself since its leaders don’t value their people?

      Tucker had a segment about the Chinese buying up land next to some of our bases so they could listen in on high level communications. How is this allowed? No one seems willing or able to do anything. The market (amoral at the best of times) is the only sacred thing left – and it isn’t sacred.

      For the Taiwanese, it may not matter that much anyway. China is no longer Communist and even the free nations of East Asia live under social constraints that we would find onerous. East Asians produce powerful, centralized nations with compliant populations. China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan are all like that.

      It will matter for in terms of political free speech of course and thus to those who value or engage in that. In other ways, not so much. It’s not worth the life of one American soldier. If we really had wanted a Western Taiwan, we wouldn’t have given the People’s Republic of China so much of our industrial base.

      North Korea is an anomaly, still toiling under a repressive Communist type dictatorship which quashes the people completely. They would do well to join with South Korea or imitate China.

    • Redneck Liberal July 31, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

      “What she really said was, ” I’m going to tie-one-on.”

      Brilliant!

  73. mitchellc July 31, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

    For those confident enough to be making sarcastic comments about AGW, I think you might be missing the point.

    I would suggest shifting focus and consider the dilemma from a thinker’s perspective: how to cause commoners to reduce consumption without alarming the herd.

    What would happen if the truth was revealed about supplies, prices and the end of elective, high consumption habits, lifestyles and activities?

    That’s right, mayhem, disruption and resignation. Which is why a positive, goal oriented approach is utilized to help motivate and encourage people to feel part of a coordinated team effort.

    Have we forgotten covid, Vax and Ukraine so quickly? The truth is never, ever revealed; major issues are always packaged as a collective, group challenge to be overcome.

    Which means being snarky about AGW doesn’t win you any points – you’re just revealing your own lack of insight regarding the inside baseball.

    • messianicdruid July 31, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      “Which is why a positive, goal oriented approach is utilized to help motivate and encourage people to feel part of a coordinated team effort.”

      Lies are not positive. Leaders that lie to their “team” are hated and remain untrusted. Making up sh!t and calling it science is counterproductive. We cannot live by [ by-live = believe ] lies.

      m.youtube.com/watch?v=_lIboR9Wtg8

      • mitchellc July 31, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

        Duh?

        Pointing out the game, not defending the actions.

        • messianicdruid July 31, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

          We know the game.

          Being scolded for no willingness to give in to “if you can’t beat them join them” and assuring us that if we weren’t so stupid we would be doing the same things seems like an attempt at justification.

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

      Good points Mitch and I’ve suspected as much myself. However, the ‘Transition to Renewables’, and ‘The EV Revolution’ are being sold as something that is not only inevitable, but in every way better than what we have now. Nobody is talking about a reduced lifestyle, minimalism or disruption; indeed, the Green Future is bright, a cornucopia of free energy produced by nature, cost free driving, and a stable climate where it is never too warm, never too cold, but perfect. Apparently, once the Green New Deal and all that goes with it is adopted, nirvana awaits.

      • SoftStarLight July 31, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

        Agree. There should be an honest discussion about upcoming reductions in living standards, minimalism, and disruption as you point out. That’s not to say that there still can’t be positive goals and coordination and all of that. But yeah it should not be viewed as even comparable to the way things are now.

        • mitchellc July 31, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

          I really strongly advise that people cease and desist using words like “should”. It’s a sign of weakness, an homage to naivete.

          Your adversaries aim to win. There aren’t any rules, only ones invented to take you out. They aren’t going to do anything that fits within the general publics understanding of duty, honor, fair play.

          Once you come to understand this is for all the marbles, youll clearly see the logic behind every step.

          • SoftStarLight July 31, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

            Lol an homage to naivete. Are you always this serious? I understand you. They are prepared to win at any cost no matter what and they don’t care who is impacted as long as it is not them. If naive is what it is then so be it. Their actions are rational and logical but that does not mean they are good and desirable. You’re not supposed to say things like the masses exist to be exploited.

      • mitchellc July 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        Again, the point is to understand the real game, not react to/critique the packaged message.

        The masses are supposed to be the ones influenced – thats why they exist, to be exploited and taken advantage of by the clever and cunning.

        Smart people either design/manage the programs themselves (covid, vax, ukraine, green), or observe/plot alongside, knowing the real purposes and outcome.

        A good magician doesn’t bother pointing out a fellow entertainers tricks. Rather, they’re thinking in terms of the entire business enterprise.

        • messianicdruid July 31, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

          “There aren’t any rules, only ones invented to take you out.”

          This shows ignorance of the [ actual ] game.

          They are at war with the Creator. He makes the Law, while the rebels make up rules to seat aside the Law.

          False g-o-d-s [ rule makers ].

          Time is Monitory.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

      Looks like it was just about time for the resident WEF troll to remind us why they are killing us and that we should just accept it.

    • Night Owl August 1, 2022 at 5:04 am #

      Snark over “global warming” doesn’t win points, Mr. Mitchellc; it wins over people.

      And when lots of people reject what you serve up, your agenda fails.

      I just watched a video the other day of your prophet Harari claiming that the WEFers are going to become gods, and that they are already superior to God, because God could “create only organic life” (word order adjusted to fix Harai’s bad grammar).

      LOL.

      • messianicdruid August 1, 2022 at 9:18 am #

        They are already rulemakers [ g-o-d-s ]. This is the issue. Unelected, self-appointed, arrogant, unaccountable and operating on false premises.

        The rich rule over the poor. Nothing new.

  74. Paula D July 31, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

    1) Mandate GMO injections as a condition of employment, starting in 2021.
    2) Starting in third quarter of 2021, death rates of employed people ages 18-64 go up 40%.
    3) Change the definition of depression from growth rate to unemployment rate in 2022.
    Hmm, seems suspicious to me

    • malthuss July 31, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      coffin sales are up.

      • Paula D July 31, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

        See? There you go!
        The economy is booming.

  75. docmartin July 31, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

    If the right has any brains, they need to shove the violence on the south side of Chicago down the collective white and black woke monsters’ throats. A golden opportunity to show the hypocrisy on the left and get more MOR votes.

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      In Chi, 65 people shot last weekend, a number that may be exceeded this weekend.

      Seen anything about it on MSNBC?

  76. beantownbill. July 31, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

    The worst news: Bill Russell has died. As far as I’m concerned he was the NBA GOAT. He stood for everything desirable in a person. He suffered for being Black in Boston. People should read whatever books were written about him.

    I loved Ted Williams the most (because I loved baseball the most, I suppose), but Russell was Boston’s greatest athlete.

    He was 88, so I guess his death was not shocking.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 31, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      Bill Russell: The only human who could cackle (and rebound better) than Kamala Harris

    • BackRowHeckler July 31, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      A few weeks ago JJ Reddick claimed that NBA players from Bob Cousy’s era, including Russel, were nothing more than ‘Plumbers and Firemen”, implying they weren’t very good and couldn’t compete in today’s game.

      Cousy is still amongst the living and issued a statement disagreeing with Reddick.

    • Rhett Dawson July 31, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

      Nuhmba Foa-wah Bobby Orwah was Boston’s best athlete … until Larry Bird.

      But, hey! I wasn’t born until 1965.

  77. BackRowHeckler July 31, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

    SF Mayor London Breed, July 28, 2022: I am declaring a Monkeypox State of Emergency in the City of San Francisco.

    Mayor Breed, July 29, 2022: The ‘Fetish & Leather Street Festival’ will go on as planned.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      Hahahahaaa! They can’t get their messaging straight without offending someone.

    • stelmosfire July 31, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      “The ‘Fetish & Leather Street Festival’ will go on as planned”

      This years festival is officially called “Up Your Alley” .Promoters say, “There’s never been a better time to dress from top to bottom in latex or leather,” due to the transmission of Monkepox via skin to skin contact.

      Everything was canceled due to Covid but the freak show must go on.

      • stelmosfire July 31, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

        “Polly Eurethane” is a featured must see performer at this years “Up Your Alley”

  78. tom clark July 31, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

    Careful what you say, Clusterfuckers. In today’s technological society, privacy is a thing of the past.

    • SoftStarLight July 31, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

      Anything specific tom or just a generalized caution? I figure “they’re watching” all the time

    • Rhett Dawson July 31, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

      I believe that The Powers That Be can go suck a fart and I don’t give a shit if they know that I feel that way.

      Actually, I PREFER that they know that I feel that way.

      Of course, to these Satanic shit-eaters, sucking a fart is probably refreshing.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

      It’s kinda ironic you’d be the one to say this, tom, since you probably say the most provocative stuff.

  79. tom clark July 31, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

    Pray for eastern Kentucky and especially the town of Pippa Passes.
    I doubt anyone who frequents this blog has any idea of the grinding poverty that exists there.

    • SpeedyBB July 31, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

      The Wiki entry is both puzzling and touching.

      Life in Appalachia looks pretty grim these days.

  80. Rhett Dawson July 31, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

    “Sexual promiscuity has nothing to do with sexual orientation.”

    ‘All races are equally good at playing basketball.’

    Let’s face it: There are those with brains who actually add to the discourse while still others that are best deployed in the kitchen baking the men a fruit pie.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

      You should def be in the kitchen baking a pie, but I’m guessing you’d just flub it.

      • Q. Shtik July 31, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

        Speaking of baking pies: my son Thom is so good at baking pies that we have dubbed him “the pie whisperer.”

        • Anthea August 1, 2022 at 12:03 am #

          Long ago, I was on a mission to learn to make the perfect pie crust. (This is a high art.) After several tries, my ex and I visited his parents, and his mother served a frozen pie from the grocery store–which she claimed she had made herself.

          My ex (knowing I was working on pie crust) commented, “This is the way I like my pie crust.”

          So I thought, “Why bother? You are married to a pie-crust Philistine.”

          • Q. Shtik August 1, 2022 at 12:07 am #

            Maybe he said it to please his mother.

    • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

      O.G.’s new sock isn’t very good at hiding who it is. LOL

      • Q. Shtik July 31, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

        Mary, my OG radar is not that sensitive. Who are you suggesting is the new OG?

        • MaryQueen July 31, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

          Rhett

          • Jarek August 1, 2022 at 12:10 am #

            Nope. He’s back but you’re not sensitive enough to language to spot him. Usually women are good at that at least…..

  81. KesaAnna July 31, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

    “Sexual promiscuity has nothing to do with sexual orientation.”

    As I have said before here , ( but not lately ) the way I remember it , all this LGBT/ pedo stuff started with white bread heterosexuals claiming they had a right to follow their heart —

    — the unspoken part being that they have a right to follow their heart no matter how it otherwise totally fucks up the society as a whole.

    — which is pretty much the exact formula the LGBT / pedo crowd are following.

    The sexual revolution may have started with the pill , free love , Hugh Hefner and John Holmes ,

    But all that ended at least 30 years ago.

    ( and has been pretty much memory – holed. Who the fuck was Linda Lovelace ? )

    Since then it has been passing the buck and scapegoating others FOR THEIR OWN POLICIES AND PREMISES.

    ( which , likewise, is what the LGBT / pedo crowd themselves do ; endlessly scapegoat others for their own policies and premises. )

    Certainly zero talk of alternatives, like , ” Maybe arranged marriages , marriages of convenience, and unmentioned red light districts, weren’t such a bad system after all ? ”

    Or , ” maybe the cult of romantic love was a half – baked , largely bullshit , theory that rich folks pulled out of their asses ? ”

    Nothing like that.

    Just different groups vying for the privilege of who gets to play the role of Witch – Finder General.

    ‘All races are equally good at playing basketball.’

    Well I seem to be in a tiny minority who always felt that paying someone millions of dollars to play ball was absurd , and in many ways plain disgusting.

    Not to mention it is just one more totally arbitrary way of dividing folks up into superiors and inferior.

    In this case , instead of the pretense of race or birth , it’s the pretense of merit ,

    as if even one – tenth of the population can realistically afford to spend 5 to 15 hours a day practicing what was formerly a child’s past time.

    • Jarek August 1, 2022 at 12:13 am #

      The Church rejects all of this – as if it was witchcraft. You don’t. So you’re not in line with the real Church.

      Sex has a huge role in the Occult. You really didn’t know that? So sometimes it is Witchcraft…..

  82. Q. Shtik July 31, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

    Wife carried Peter’s dinner to the 3rd floor this evening. She noticed that something had made a mess in several places on the carpet. It appears that a turd rolled out of Peter’s pants, he stepped on it with bare feet and tracked it all over the place. Bo asked “how could you do that!?!?”. He said “I didn’t know what it was.” I suggested she tell Peter “whenever you see something strange on the floor pick it up and sniff it.”

    • Q. Shtik July 31, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

      Bo prepared a plastic tub of warm soapy water for Peter to sit and soak his feet in.

    • SoftStarLight July 31, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

      and did Bo respond to you by saying “this isn’t a time for jokes Q” accompanied by a piercing gaze? Sometimes the thoughtlessness is simply astonishing

      • KesaAnna July 31, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

        One of two things invariably happens ;

        — you die.

        — you wind up like Peter. Which is presumably the absolute good if this is the only life.

        Atheism is either the very definition of thoughtlessness ,

        Or the thousand and one things left out of their narratives are quite methodically deliberate.

        • SoftStarLight August 1, 2022 at 2:16 am #

          Atheism has always seemed very strange to me. I get the impression that atheists are particularly deliberate in their belief. To the point at which you could realistically say it is an inverted sort of faith, say from the perspective of a Christian. Agnostics on the other hand appear to be more thoughtless. Much the same as a person of lukewarm faith who hardly embraces the tradition may seem thoughtless to a true devotee. In any case, it is a super tough reality (the two invariable things) to accept for anyone.

    • Jarek August 1, 2022 at 12:14 am #

      Just rolled out, out of nowhere?

  83. Declaration of Independence July 31, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

    There is only ONE solution >

    “In Congress, July 4, 1776?The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.?We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    • KesaAnna July 31, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

      The Declaration of Independence was War Propaganda.

      I don’t know anyone who has actually studied 18th Century North American British colonial rule who would call it despotic or tyrannical with a straight face.

      ( except extreme Leftists, those who are paid to write such things , and people who are so conformist you don’t even have to pay them to say such ludicrous things.)

      But that is not , finally , what drives me up the wall about the Declaration of Independence.

      Something can be doggerel war propaganda and still contain truth.

      Something can be shot through with the most mendacious of falsehoods and still contain truth.

      No , what irks me so much is not the document itself ,

      But that the Confederate’s, and at least a dozen other nations , have invoked the Declaration of Independence,

      and got bombed back into the stone age for their trouble by the U.S. government, and by Americans.

      You ONLY invoke the Declaration of Independence when it suits you ,

      NEVER when it doesn’t suit you.

      • Amman August 1, 2022 at 4:46 am #

        “Well then why would anyone declare it if does not sit them?”
        – DEVIL’s ADVOCATE

      • messianicdruid August 1, 2022 at 9:36 am #

        Federal government has become the Redcoats. Invoke it already.

  84. Anthea August 1, 2022 at 1:12 am #

    Welp, after about three weeks of shooting AT rabbits with my new .22 from my front porch, I finally killed one this morning. I didn’t butcher it because it was almost time to head for church. (I am trying to stay in a state of grace here, as it’s been quite awhile since I’ve experienced this.)

    Fortunately, I was able to kill another rabbit earlier this evening, so I butchered that one with my new set of hunting knives–suitable for game of just about any size. I also managed to stab myself in the finger and bleed all over the place. Facebook friends have suggested hassenpheffer. The critter in now sitting in the fridge soaking in brine.

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