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Nothing moves and nothing wants to move, or even think about moving, under the punishing heat-dome. For the moment, the sore beset nation stews in a dreadful stillness. The mysterious consensus of the BLM mob has hit the “pause” button on street tantrums, though plenty of damage has been done to businesses, personal lives, undefended monuments, and the public interest. Each day is another frightful step in the creep toward mass default as rents, mortgages, car loans, insurance premiums, electric bills, business debts, and other common obligations go unpaid. It’s like one of those eerie interludes on a battlefield when forces stop to gather their wounded and reassess their positions.

Perhaps you, like me, are skeptical of the news reports about the surge in Covid-19 cases — or, more to the point, what it actually means. Cases may be surging, but deaths are way down. Media megaphones such as CNN and The New York Times eagerly retail maximum hysteria to provoke renewed business lock-downs, ensuring further destruction to the old service economy and, more importantly, to disparage Mr. Trump. I wonder if the virus is, in fact, close to burning itself out and the surge in cases signifies that it will soon run out of new victims. How many asymptomatic carriers are out there?  We just don’t know, but by August we’ll have an idea.

It’s certainly in the interest of the Woke Resistance and its inquisitors in the Woke media to keep the volume up on Covid-19 hysteria. It’s crucial to their strategy of forcing a vote-by-mail system that would easily invite voter fraud. It also provides a cover for keeping their mummified lead candidate, Joe Biden, moldering silently in his basement like the ghost of Hubert Humphrey, as well as an excuse to avoid a real convention in Milwaukee, which would force Mr. Biden to step up and speak before a huge, live audience. Imagine the mortification.

Just as I’m unconvinced about the meaning of the Covid-19 surge, I don’t buy the polls that show Mr. Biden ten points up on Mr. Trump. I suspect many actual voters were not pleased by the June reign of terror unleashed by Democratic mayors and governors, and did not fail to notice exactly how all that went down. And it is well-known now, four years after the last election and its janky polling, that many voters won’t reveal their true intentions to pollsters — fearing the vilification they’d invite.

I’ve gotten a lot of letters and comments lately condemning my failure to go all-out against Mr. Trump. So, I’ll state my current position plainly: I didn’t vote for him last time, but I would vote for him this time to keep the Democratic Party out of power. There’s a lot to not love about Mr. Trump in his persona and manner. There’s a great deal more to fear about the prospect of Democratic Party control of government. Their enmity to free speech cannot be doubted after a decade of promoting cancel culture. Their appetite for coercion is at odds with the Bill of Rights. Their bad faith and dishonesty have been on display through all the concocted melodramas of RussiaGate and its offshoots. Their economic program is a mashup of all the failed central planning regimes from the bygone 20th century and is wholly inconsistent with the new imperatives to downscale and re-localize the real productive activities of daily life in this country.

Beyond Mr. Trump’s deformities of personal presentation, I am more in favor with the blunt outlines of his policies. I’m for strict control of the nation’s borders and frankly for reduced immigration. Globalism is clearly winding down and Mr. Trump’s drive to produce more of what we need here in America is in step with that reality. Mr. Trump has been careful to avoid new foreign misadventures — though the military establishment and their pals in the war industries have obstructed the president’s will to quit the old adventures still being prosecuted in places across the Middle East and West Asia. I suspect Mr. Trump might have accomplished more in the nation’s interest if he hadn’t been hounded, harried, and sabotaged by the ceaseless bad faith hostilities of his opponents since Nov. 8, 2016.

I’m not confident about Mr. Trump’s management of the nation’s financial quandaries, and especially the racking-up of epic new debt, but there’s plenty of evidence that the Democratic Party would do a lot worse in terms of spending money that doesn’t exist and destroying what’s left of the country’s productive capacity, along with what remains of the middle class. I believe anybody who has managed to stay sane through the travails of the past four years cannot fail to see that the clinically incompetent Joe Biden is an obvious stalking horse for something more sinister. I think we will learn what that is before much longer.


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  1. redrock July 13, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    I will vote for a yellow dog before a Democrat.

    • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 10:13 am #

      There be a difference?

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 11:49 am #

        “There be a difference?”

        Mofo,
        Yes, traffic on a busy street would brake for the dog…”

        • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

          And I break the Demon-rats. No future tense, but simply now in the present.

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

          A dog peeing on your leg does not call it rain..

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 11:20 am #

      I’m close enough!

    • debt July 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

      ALL Labs Matter!

    • Kim July 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

      BLM ACTIVIST, DRUG DEALER, ARRESTED FOR KILLING COP

      https://noqreport.com/2020/07/15/blm-activist-henry-e-washington-arrested-for-killing-a-cop-mainstream-media-yawns/

      The suspect is in custody in King County Jail in Washington. Despite the age of the story, mainstream media has refused to even acknowledge it. 48-hours after the killing of a white police officer, none of the major networks or news outlets have reported it. The likely reason is the suspect’s affiliation with Black Lives Matter, which can be clearly seen on his public Facebook page.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm #

        Has anyone done, or might there be, a statistical comparative analysis of normal vs current on-duty cop deaths?

      • K-Dog July 15, 2020 at 10:16 pm #

        I’ll agree that is a likely reason. Status Quo-Propaganda, don’t worry be happy.

        But if we talk seriously about this guy as part of BLM we show ourselves to be fools. The only good thing is he loves his mama.

        Washington has a previous criminal record in Kansas, Texas and Arizona, according to state court records. In Texas, Washington has convictions dating back to 2001. He has been convicted there of evading arrest, possession of marijuana, felony drug possession and making terroristic threats.

        In Kansas, Washington was accused of criminal threat causing terror, assault of a law enforcement officer, eluding police, violation of a protective order, interference with law enforcement, stalking and aggravated intimidation of a witness. In Arizona, Washington was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening.

        May he rot in peace.

        * a href=”https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/supporters-of-seattle-police-rally-to-keep-funding-the-department/281-fc52fba5-fcaa-435f-9205-d5ca5ea31210″>A group calling themselves the ‘silent majority’ spoke out Wednesday in support of Seattle police. People gathered outside Seattle City Hall, saying that a large portion of the city does not want defunding for the Seattle Police Department.

        This affects me. I know the area well , Bothell. The Bothell slogan on their welcome signs is:

        ‘Welcome to Bothell, for a day or a lifetime.

  2. vengeur July 13, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    I will vote for a dead dog before a Democrat.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 11:35 am #

      Why, I’m still alive and kicking?

      And I agree with the strong border part. I can’t agree that Trump has been good for the country in ant way. He is an walking disaster who is all about himself. How that can be good for the country I can only see in dreams.

      I want to wake up from the Trump nightmare as soon as possible. I also will watch hell freeze over before I vote for a Democrat. That does not mean I have to vote for Trump.

      The truth is you don’t have to vote at all. Or you can waste your vote anyway you wish; but whatever you do, don’t think you are having any influence on the evil empire. If you vote their election game with one of their choices you play their game. Your vote is rigged to preserve the empire, unless you go new party.

      New party, The K-Dog party of change. New priorities. Full employment and fair taxes. Taxes do go up but not for many of you. You don’t earn enough yet, don’t worry.

      • mainstreeter July 13, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        I don’t understand the reason against vote by mail? We’ve been doing this in the northwest for decades. The machines that have been documented to manipulate votes have been documented by Greg Palast for years

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

          Thank you for the name. Here is Greg Palast.

          Vote by mail is fine but I think people should use and demand secure drop-boxes. Mailing ballots out is fine and that can get rid of fraud. So I think that is a great idea and a six foot rule walking up to or driving to a drop-box to drop in a ballot in is easy safe.

          I oppose having ballots returned by mail if it can be avoided. That path leads to voter fraud. I live in the PNW myself so I know. King county fixed the problem (it has only been a few years not decades) and has drop boxes.

          I have video of myself dropping in my own mailed out ballot into a drop-box when I did the Bern before his great betrayal.

          I am pleased with our present system here. However when it was first instituted it had early deadline problems and there was fraud. Last minute voters don’t vote like early voters. And that was used. Returning the majority of ballots at the mercy of the US mail is not so smart. Drop-boxes are better.

          • mainstreeter July 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

            Drop box, mail..the concept is not having to wait in long lines. This only became an issue when voters in the south and other areas demanding a solution, instead of taking a whole day off from work when precincts suddenly are being closed.

            I’ve been dropping my ballot in Thurston county either in a secure elections box or placing a stamp on it for probably two decades. Never felt it was unsecured and it does increase turnout. Hence southern governors opposing a choice. I can’t remember voting in person in that long a time .

            The voter fraud is more rare than elections fraud such as Ohio and Florida. I’ve been subject to resigning my ballot because the auditor felt my signature wasn’t mine and rejected it, so there is a process.

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

            Greg Palast has fallen far. Sad to see.

            Remember when Hillary tried to flip the electors to go against the will of the people? Good times. I wonder if Greg covers that in his book.

            The greatest gift Trump has given the people is the exposure of the grifter class. From the McMedia, to Greg Palast.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

            What if minorities don’t have mailboxes in their area? Or don’t know how to use the mail? Why are you so ready to discriminate?

          • UN OUT OF USA July 13, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

            Seriously Sredni Vashtar? Anyone too stupid to not know how to use the mail (!!!) is somehow qualified/entitled to vote for President of the USA??? No wonder we have all the clowns in Washington D.C.

          • ThorsHammer July 14, 2020 at 11:14 am #

            If the Owners of the US cared about fair or representative elections they would copy the Venezuelan electoral system that has been rated the fairest in the world by international observers.

            https://www.cartercenter.org/documents/2020.pdf

            To be clear, one does not necessarily have to agree with the results to admit that a fair and just electoral SYSTEM can exist.

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:31 am #

            @ThorsHammer

            The report is 15 years old but there is still reason to believe the Venezuelan government remains ethical. I won’t get into it but to say the cards Venezuelan has been dealt with is a very bad hand. From being an oil producer to not being able to sell oil. Not good for their country.

        • benr July 13, 2020 at 11:37 pm #

          Really is it that difficult to understand??

          https://www.courthousenews.com/california-trashes-thousands-mail-ballots-aclu-says/

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW1_2bLXCgg

          https://www.insidesources.com/mail-in-ballots-make-voter-fraud-easy-i-know-because-i-did-it/

          When you consider the absolute ridiculous lengths Democrats have clearly engaged in ballot fraud would seem mild in comparison.

  3. vengeur July 13, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    The replies are going to be very interesting today.

    • vsoguy July 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm #

      You got that right! Kudos to Jim for being honest, despite all the backlash in the comments. Grow up, people.

  4. shotho July 13, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    I, for one, am glad that you haven’t followed the suggestions to disparage Mr. Trump. He is narcissistic to the point of mental unease, but his instincts concerning the country seem to be well placed. I agree with all that you say about him, including the massive debt structures we’re building up. It has been necessary to forestall debt default, but is only making the situation worse.
    I also agree that some really bad actors would be in charge of the government if the Democrats are elected to power. However, I think their strategy, so far, is working; trying to present Mr. Biden as moderate while firing all weapons at Trump.

    • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:50 am #

      What would you call his criticizing the Iraq war in 2015? Well reasoned policy, or more of a “emperor has no clothes” thing? I was shocked to see it, and I suspect it won him the primary, since the R’s think “support our troops” means “support all wars.” We blew $4trln on Iraq and Afghanistan that could have built a nice railroad infrastructure here: he was the only one who said it.

      Maybe in 2024 the Dems will get around to nominating Tulsi Gabbard. Until then, I will not vote for war-starters.

      • shotho July 13, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

        If you’re talking about Trump, I would agree with criticizing the Iraq War at any time by anyone. I think his instincts to rid America of foreign conflicts are correct, but the US military and attendant hangers-on will fight anyone on those issues. And I agree with you that Ms. Gabbard is worthy of consideration, though on financial issues she seems a little far to the left.

        • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

          Add to that that she’s abysmal on 2A rights.

          Dang cute lil patootie tho. I’d definitely throw her a bang, if given the chance 🙂

          • yooper2017 July 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm #

            Found the Incel.

          • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2020 at 2:20 am #

            Yes, if she can get her act together on conservative fiscal responsibility, and get straightened out on 2A rights, she might have a shot.

            Anyone who says they’d rather watch Obama or Trump playing golf, than watching Tulsi surfing, is not being completely honest.

            Signed,

            An unapologetic chauvinist (maybe the last one)

          • Tia July 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

            That remark and you is disgusting

          • Tia July 14, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

            My remark about being disgusted is for Daddyotis, I am grateful to have had a father/Daddy that did not view women as an object of your uncontrolled hormones.

        • xxzzy999 July 14, 2020 at 11:59 am #

          Maybe you forgot about your man-child Obama… you remember, the guy that destroyed Libya, the most successful country in Africa.

      • UN OUT OF USA July 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

        Tulsi Gabbard was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (establishment globalists). She is not listed as a member currently but don’t think for one minute that she is not an establishment shill and globalist who will continue the endless wars.
        http://www.renegadetribune.com/cfr-removed-tulsi-gabbard-from-its-membership-list-after-renegades-expose/

  5. RaymondR July 13, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    One thing that I’ve noticed on various right wing sites is the suggestion that people lie to pollsters about their choice in the upcoming election. Specifically, say that you will vote for the Democrat candidate. I don’t think that the polls are reliable. The former Cdn Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, said that dogs made the best use of polls.

    • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:46 am #

      That might be a strategy to keep the D’s fat and lazy. If they think it’s in the bag, they won’t need to focus on get-out-the-vote efforts, and all the various stratagems involved there. That could lead to another election night surprise, as places like Michigan that were thought safe flip.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

      dogs made the best use of poles.

    • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

      That exact scenario presented itself to me prior to the 2016 election. I was asked in the telephone poll whether I favored DJT or Hillary, and without skipping a beat I noted that HRC would get my vote, and I followed that up with a tirade against racist sexist homophobic islamophobic transphobic Trump.

      I then thanked the pollster very much for allowing to present him with my opinions, and then went snickering to the polls in November and pulled the lever for Trump.

      BEST.

      PRESIDENT.

      EVER.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

        Nice. Deceive the deceivers!

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

          They deserve contempt and lies. That’s what they give us.

          • UN OUT OF USA July 13, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

            Spot on!

  6. snagglepuss July 13, 2020 at 10:23 am #

    Here is the real estate listing since the Canadian border is officially “closed’ except for americans making their way back to Alaska. That said several have received ‘fines’ for vacationing in places like Banff National Park, etc. Fibbers.

    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/21782501/20788-landstrom-road-hope

  7. Vadrosaul July 13, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    We have entered peak histrionics, and the sad part is how easy it is to fool bonehead masses into a frenzy of pseudointellectual self destruction.

    I cannot fathom how many times I’ve been sneered at for a simple principle I hold: listen to what your opponents (political or ideological) have to say. The bonehead masses are mere dressed-up neanderthals, capable of coding an app yet incapable of the tiniest semblance of critical thought.

    The disjunct between “skilled” and “intelligent” is astounding. We are treated to eloquent diatribes that slander Trump as bigoted in every fashion, yet when probed for sources and consistency in argument, fallacies explode out in visceral emotiveness like Pandora’s box. We don’t even have cognitive dissonance anymore, for that requires cogitating in the first place, and the whole has replaced cogitating with parroting.

    • snagglepuss July 13, 2020 at 10:54 am #

      A related problem is that some with stature or a strong media presence won’t be able to ‘walk it back’. They got on the anti-Trump band wagon and risk their reputation if they try to jump off. If they had stuck to critical analysis of issues they wouldn’t be in that position.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

        Trump is a walking liability. WTF are you talking about.

        • UN OUT OF USA July 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm #

          At least he’s walking. Can’t say that for Biden now can you?

          • Kim July 14, 2020 at 1:23 am #

            Biden is being wheeled around on a trolley. They bring him out for the cameras and he looks like he has just been suddenly awoken from a cryogenic sleep.

        • rackslope July 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

          So, either you will not vote or you will vote Biden. I’m closing in on what breed you are. Definitely no Border Collie.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 11:22 pm #

            Consider what is behind door number three. And not voting is not a door.

        • Ishabaka July 14, 2020 at 7:28 am #

          Here’s what I like about Trump:
          No. New. Wars.
          Can’t say that about Obama
          Can’t say that about W. Bush
          Can’t say that about Clinton
          Can’t say that about H. Bush
          Can’t say that about Reagan

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 10:15 am #

            And:

            Can’t say that about Trump

            Trump’s Secret War on Terror

            Drone strikes continue and spread—away from public scrutiny or congressional oversight.

            But that is over a year old. So we have this:

            Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama’s numbers

            But that is over a year old. So we have this, which is new. I like this link because it has a picture of Seredni using a joystick to monitor comments on Clusterfuck Nation.

    • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:01 am #

      Are you a part of the “bonehead masses?” We have far too much contempt aimed at ordinary Americans by the elites. That’s really the hallmark of modern elitespeak. “Basket of deplorables,” “Trump’s trailer park voters have no alternative so we can ignore them (Jared Kushner)”

      • Vadrosaul July 13, 2020 at 11:15 am #

        As you can see in my post, I don’t define masses by political alignment or preference. Rather, they are defined by their intellectual laziness, simple-minded approach to the big issues, all stemming from an aversion to critical thought.

        If I was to sum up the phenomenon in other words, it would be “proud & loud techno bubble dwellers”

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:42 am #

          Laziness is a judgmental word. Repeated psych experiments show that, as Kahnemann states, we have a brain wired for System 1 (hot, fast, emotional cognition) and System 2 (cold, slow, calculating/rational cognition). In other words, that’s how God made us, and calling judgment on people who avoid the mentally heavy work of calculation for what has traditionally been a superb survival strategy strikes me as injecting morality into science.

          Since Plato in the West, we’ve suffered ever more under the oppression of the rational, who I will call calculating. They have elevated System 2 thought over that of System 1, for years. (I am guilty too, having disparaged people who either lack or don’t use calculation for years.) There has been tremendous profit available to the calculating throughout history; consider the article about how the Ashkenazi Jews got their smarts. We now live in the rationalist world of the calculators, with Milton Friedman’s admonition that the only goal of a company is to turn a profit reigning supreme.

          There’s bad news coming for the calculations people, however. For one, their math is limited and their statistics are Gaussian in a world that is largely Pareto. They’re likely to blow up, taking down themselves and the whole financial structure, and given that their wealths digits and the knowledge to manipulate them, that won’t help them.

          The really bad news is this: by growing computation and extending software throughout society, they have created a greater demand for rational minds in the short run, while turning the ability to calculate into a commodity in the long run. That’s gonna hurt, when only the 140+ IQ people can obtain work.

          • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

            Screw the Central Limit theorem of Gauss and get with Bayesian Statistics whereby myriad data points and assessment of that data informs at a greater level than mere Gaussian Distributions yield.

            Gaussian Stats are qualitatively & quantitatively quite dissimilar to that of Bayesian Statistics, doc. Bayes was the better mathematician/statistician. Bayes get us closer to the mark on the larger questions that can be answered via empiricism.

            Lastly, Vilfredo Pareto studied wealth distribution before Financialization, and Corporatism. His thesis posited an 80/20 rule of wealth distribution, but we know today that that distribution has morphed into the 1% vs. the 99%.

            Corporatism has concentrated wealth into fewer hands than Pareto ever envisioned as he was not aware of Marxian Theory, and aggregated capital at the level of Financialization whereas Marx was, and predicted it too.

            RW

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

            Screw the Central Limit theorem of Gauss and get with Bayesian Statistics whereby myriad data points and assessment of that data informs at a greater level than mere Gaussian Distributions yield.

            I agree. But what if a Bayesian classifier says, Sredni Vashtar (Janos/vlad) is a woman?

            Whatch ya gonnna do ??

          • rackslope July 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm #

            I learned something from you. Thanks.

          • Epicur July 14, 2020 at 8:14 am #

            “There’s bad news coming for the calculations people, however.”

            IMO System1 thought could never have built civilization, nor can it sustain civilization either. Our calculating minds have built populations to an unsustainable level and we are about to pay the piper for that, but that does not mean a reversion to a more instinctual manner could save the current population.

            In the coming chaos there will be times when the instinctual will have an advantage, but, if past history holds, there will be many more instances where their rash actions expose them to the relentless sorting of natural selection. (For a model, look at the French Revolution where various factions took power and fell in succession.)

            I personally believe we are approaching a bifurcation. The world can either reach a quasi-stable plateau where China is the model, with masses of people held in the grip of a vast stabilizing state, or the population will be vastly reduced to a level where various “free” societies can co-exist.

            I doubt “we” (or “they”) can manage the China path, but must admit it is possible. Even if the world does go that way the population level will still subside, only more gradually

            The near future will be very interesting either way.

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:44 am #

          But yes, the techno bubble will collapse in one way or another. The advocates of it will suffer when the denuded and defrauded of society come to deal with them.

      • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

        Calling Dr Schmidty, Calling Dr Schmidty, Calling Dr Schmidty:

        Where may we ask did you get that quote that you so poetically attributed to Jared Kushner?

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:01 pm #

          Here’s a quote:
          https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/01/tucker-carlson-trump-protest-295628

          Kushner was also just one of some unnamed “key advisers” who Carlson said “don’t seem to understand … the gravity of the moment,” not only for the country but also for Trump’s reelection prospects.

          “‘No matter what,’ they’ll tell you,” Carlson said of a handful of advisers around the president, “‘our voters aren’t going anywhere. The trailer parks are rock-solid. What choice do they have? They’ve got to vote for us.'”

          He continued: “Jared Kusher, for one, has made that point out loud. No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does.”

          • akmofo July 15, 2020 at 9:22 am #

            How does an OPINION by Carlson become QUOTE said by Kushner?

            Where is the quote from Kushner?

            You know, Dr Schmidty, I have many opinions about you, maybe I should start attributing them to you as quotes?

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

        ” “Trump’s trailer park voters have no alternative so we can ignore them (Jared Kushner)”

        Dr. Tom

        Bad optics…but true. Sausage being made.

      • shotho July 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

        Yes, it’s hard to understand why elitists and intellectuals believe they are so much more wise than anyone else.

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:52 am #

          That is a very elitists thing of you to say. It also plays into anti-intellectualism which is a pastime of the bully and the ignorant.

    • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      “…peak histrionics,”

      …Be vewy, vewy careful….

      • Vadrosaul July 13, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

        The drama has reached its peak, and faltered against the slightest rational scrutiny, hence why violent action is now replacing the exhausted social media echo chamber. Idle hands of the poorly educated and newly minted “adults” feeds the beast.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

      Good points and a valuable principle. Look at what ants do: They don’t what they’re doing but they sure know how to do it. Liberal Arts were supposed to be about inviting students to understand what they know, why they believe what they do and what to do with it, etc. This is obviously only the province of the few since it can’t be “taught” per se – thus I used the word invited. Instead all were invited to come get indoctrinated to hate America, their culture, their race and themselves, often at taxpayer’s expense.

      Skill vs Intelligence. Techne vs Praxis. The West has excelled in the former for centuries to the detriment of the latter. Now the bill comes due.

      Harvard isn’t going to open physically, just charge full tuition. It’s worth it one worthy explained because it’s not about knowledge, just a way to get a good job.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

      yet when probed for sources and consistency in argument, fallacies explode out in visceral emotiveness like Pandora’s box

      Your sources sir are??

    • megaculpa July 13, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

      “Peak histrionics”. I love it !

      Here in the frozen north, we often refer to our southern neighbour as “the excited states”. Never been more apt than over the last couple of months. I hope things calm down before November. Clearer heads must prevail.

  8. Walter B July 13, 2020 at 10:25 am #

    I have always been appalled by the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils and have cast many a vote for independents and other party candidates. However, four years ago and this coming November the greater evil is so despicable and demented that the lesser of two evil simply MUST triumph lest we all wind up in FEMA Camps. Do the demented loonie leftists really believe that once we productive types are eliminated that they will not be forced to do the grunt work of propping up the what remains of the work to be done? Do they really think that shoeless immigrants will do all of the real work, leaving them to lives of idle debauchery? Well they probably do. It must suck to be them.

    • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 10:46 am #

      shoe less immigrants? Or rich Russians driving nice cars?

      grunt work DONE BY ROBOTS.
      Long ago, like about 40 years ago, I took a class on computers and society. 1980, computers were doing the work of billions of people.
      So why isnt life more carefree and wheres the riches for us?

      • neurodoc July 13, 2020 at 11:28 am #

        In the late 70’s when in grad school, pre med, one of my statistics professors said; ‘by 1990, everyone will have a computer on their desk and there will be NO MORE PAPER.’

        We’re still covered in paper, probably more, due to a printer sitting beside each computer. 🙂

        Yale psychologist, Seymour Sarason once said, ‘ the more things change, the more they remain the same.’ Genius.

        • Jigplate July 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

          During the 1970’s, the Xerox corporation instituted the Palo Alto Research Center , or “PARC” to look into what they saw as the coming paperless office. The result was the ALTO, the first personal computer with a GUI and Ethernet network. The top brass at Xerox had no idea what they had, so they invited a young Steve Jobs to take a look at it, and instructed their engineers to explain everything. They essentially gave away the greatest technological invention of the 20th century. Xerox has to be top on the list for the greatest loser in corporate history.

          • benr July 13, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

            Xerox also invented the MOUSE to manipulate the new GUI.
            Another huge loss but to call Xerox a loser company is to ignore huge they really are and the changes they have made across the board.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

          Countless jobs have been lost due to technology. The ones created are fewer by far. A very big change and lots more to come.

    • beantownbill. July 13, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      Walter, hence the reason I haven’t voted since 1968. I’ve asked myself if I’m a disaffected jerk for doing so. I am disaffected but not a jerk. I just can’t see voting for a political party. I’ve always heeded George Washington’s (you know, the racist slave owner) warning: be aware of political parties. To me, not voting is a vote in itself: I don’t approve.

      I don’t believe in so-called democracy. I do strongly believe in liberty and the Golden Rule. Unfortunately, I’m in a small minority.

      • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:29 am #

        What about New England town meeting government, Bill? I always found that that worked pretty well, compared to the idea of a republic.

        • beantownbill. July 13, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

          Don’t know much about town meetings as there are none where I live. But as a former chairperson of my 700-person condominium, I was always disappointed with the homeowners for being short-sighted about our community. It was “all about me and only me”. I just don’t have any patience with people displaying that attitude.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

            That is what conventional American politics is. “all about me

          • Vadrosaul July 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

            Shortsighted in what ways, what examples?

            As a former condominium homeowner, I was always disappointed with the board’s corruption (contractor dealings) and demands on time for unnecessary micromanagement and busybodiness.

            Others were simply poor communicators or had unrealistic ideas of building a “community” when many owners simply wanted a starter home while they struggled with excessive work hours. It boils down to leadership who is either clueless or deluded in their imagining who their owners are and what priorities they must place above condo minutia.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

          My Professor said in his town of 13,000, only a few hundred were active. If people aren’t excluded they will exclude themselves. For the best, typically. What do ordinary people know or care about much of anything?

          We’re not equal because we weren’t created equal. Call it Nature or God or don’t call it anything – but see the Fact.

      • ghostsniper July 13, 2020 at 11:57 am #

        You are not alone. There are plenty of us freedomists out here.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

        To me, not voting is a vote in itself.

        You are quite right but the argument goes that you are throwing it away. But as we both know. If a significant number of people are refusing to vote (who otherwise would be). That can’t be ignored.

        And in terms of who to put under surveillance you can bet it counts. People deliberately not voting obviously want change and a % of them could become threats to the state.

        Apathetic people are a different issue. They don’t know what change is.

        • Walter B July 13, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

          Those who do not vote are exercising their right to choose and should never be chastised for their choice. The consequence of that choice however is that non-voters are stating that they do not care who is elected and therefore do not care what the elected do to them. At the state and national levels, it is hard to argue that our say counts for anything, but at the small, local levels it counts for everything because that is who hits you the hardest, your local governments. If you live in a big city, forget about it, voting is certainly worthless because ALL of the government that serves or screws you is totally corrupt and beyond any and all solution.

    • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

      You are a real first class arsehole now that you erroneously think your shit doesn’t stink since being elected Mayor of Dog Shit Municipal NY., Walter.

      You right-wing partisan zealots are a bit much when you get into power. The lefties will replace you at helm municipally and then you can retire to the Elks Club like your ilk always does.

      RW

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

        The Grump Marxist turned out to be a typical hate filled Marxist once the Revolution started. People in Old Russia experienced the same thing: the shy bookish fellow with spectacles suddenly started wearing leather and long overcoats, with a pistol on his hip.

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

          Calling Walter ‘Mayor of Dog Shit Municipal NY’ does not lead to fascism by correlation with the past history of Germany, Janos. Correlation does not lead to causality, eh.

          And you blew your cover with ‘grump marxist’, Janos.

          RW

      • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

        Good Lord, RW! Did Walter just kill one of your family members? Such vitriol.

        It’s funny…TDS has an R naught much greater than covid, even for Canucks.

        Take a chill pill, dude. Walter’s the boss around here.

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

          Henceforth, Walter is Mayor of Dog Shit NY. in my book. I am an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs don’t take orders as they are self-employed, and think for themselves unlike automatons that surround the mayor of Dog Shit Municipal NY, Walter B.

          RW

          • Walter B July 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

            I was an entrepreneur myself, oh witless one, as I ran my own engineering company for 15 years. And I live in New Jersey you low information Decision Maker. You may think that you posses White Privilege, but you possess nothing for those that cannot think cannot have anything to possess. Oh yes, I forgive you for you know not what you do (or say).

          • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

            Excuse me, Mayor of Dog Shit New Jersey, but when you learn to construct a sentence get back to me, eh.

            We’ll do lunch.

            Call my secretary.

            RW

      • benr July 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

        Robert Walter is a reasonable human you appear to not be.
        Take you comment and piss off with it.

        • Walter B July 13, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

          Thank you for your kindness my friend, I really appreciate it. In the days that are upon us “ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” The wrath of the corrupt is a blessing to those who strive for what is right and what is just. After all, who would want such creatures as friends anyway? Again thank you.

    • michael July 13, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

      See they have this noble principle: “from each according to his (sorry) ability to each according to his need”. I am all for this because I have no abilities but I do have a lot of needs.

      So in actual fact I am providing the opportunity to you to become noble and self actualize in service.

      What’s not to like?

      • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

        You claim no abilities, but you can write, Michael. You can write copy for the news desks IMHO.

        It appears also that you are able to read so that automatically lends credence to the notion that you can think, read, and write.

        The real question is whether you can do these things collectively whilst chewing gum? If you are able to achieve the last step in the assessment of ability you are indeed able to attain your needs without dependence upon the self-actualization of the financially anal retentives that ain’t that benevolent to begin with, or educated enough to understand self-actualization.

        What’s not to like?

        Libertarianism, Ayn Rand, Neofascists, proto-fascists, and Corporatism.

        RW

        • benr July 13, 2020 at 7:32 pm #

          Who has murdered more people on this planet?
          Dirty commie scum aka Socialists?
          Muslims?
          Fascists?
          American representative republic?

          • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm #

            benr, during my lifetime since 1960 when I was born in Toronto I have been witnessing the dirty Capitalist scum aka Republicans murdering the absolute lion’s share of defenseless third world victims you refer to unsympathetically as ‘socialists’.

            Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Ford, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Bush, and all round bad man President Trump are all administrations that have done all the world class text book Psychopath killing administrations that far exceeded any other sovereign nation for the amount of human beings they have killed and murdered outright in my lifetime.

            The Corporation of the United States of America is engineered to kill more human beings than the Muslims, or so-called ‘socialists’ in China or Russian Federation.

            Americans are indoctrinated via text book fascism via Corporatism which has run amok as you know, benr.

            Representative democracy is headed up by a paper billionaire owing billions in non-performing loans to Deutsche Bank, benr.

            Imperialist dogs of the USA have been killing defenseless third world peasants for my entire lifetime, benr.

            Now you piss off with your comment, BuckO.

            RW

          • Walter B July 13, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

            The record for murder benr has always been and will always be held by one entity alone – the “legally” installed governments of man throughout the world. All works of man are faulted and many are outright corrupt. In the end mankind shall fall on it’s face and perish. If there is no God then this in itself will be a just reward. If there is in fact a God, of which I am certain, then those who believe in Him and who do their best to keep His ways shall reap the rewards of not falling for the deception.

          • benr July 14, 2020 at 12:15 am #

            @walter

            Power comes not from legal government but from the barrel of a gun.

            What our self professed douchey marxist POS fails to account for when the commie scum take over are purges of the most zealous faithful. One fails to ask the simple question of why?

            The most simple answer is the useful idiots see how used they are when the marxists at the top enrich themselves even more egregiously than the hated capitalist’s. Yes folks they purge both friend and foe alike.
            .

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_communist_regimes

            Hey RW stick this in your commie pipe and smoke it but be careful it might be laced with something lethal it was provided by your fellow commie scum.

          • Robert White July 14, 2020 at 9:39 am #

            benr, you must be the commie scum because you provided the link, Comrade.

            RW

  9. Zoltar July 13, 2020 at 10:30 am #

    Glad to see that Jim has arrived at the realization that the all-important task for this nation in November is to put a stake through the heart of the Democratic Party, which has betrayed the people it is supposed to represent for nigh on forty years.
    I am not of a Manichean worldview – there are no “good guys” in American national politics today – but a world in which Biden is the unopposed leader on “our side” is even worse than one in which the atrocious Trump is vigorously opposed as the recognized leader of the enemy.
    Liberals failed to see that Obama was a fraud and his treachery did more to put us where we are now than the maladroit Trump has managed to accomplish.

    • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:06 am #

      “atrocious Trump” really captures it. I have quite a few people holding their noses to vote for him, especially women.

      Trump Was recorded bragging about how fame lets you go about “grabbing women by the (nether regions)”. Then the D’s nominate someone credibly accused of doing exactly that. Trump is accused of using the government to personally profit b directing foreigners on state visits to his hotels. Then the D’s go and nominate someone whose son got $50,000 per month for his connections to do nothing.

      That latter point, by the way, will be lethal. No one can comprehend billions of dollars of skimming, but anyone understands getting a do-nothing job that pays $600,000.

      • Mountain gal July 13, 2020 at 11:37 am #

        I held my nose to vote for him last time and will do so again this time. No other options…….. What is wrong with this country that this is the best we can do?

        • beantownbill. July 13, 2020 at 11:50 am #

          You could not vote for anyone. That in itself is a protest vote. Holding one’s nose and voting will not improve our situation. Or, if you feel it’s your civic duty to vote, you could go to your polling place and leave a blank ballot or write-in a name.

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 11:59 am #

            “You could not vote for anyone. That in itself is a protest vote. Holding one’s nose and voting will not improve our situation”

            Bill,
            And what might be considered an improved condition? You might consider voting to keep the situation from getting worse.

            Before my wife died, she was very frail, pressure sores, could not walk, etc. In one of our many conversations regarding quality of life, I suggested that the doctors might keep her alive, but would never be able to make her young again..

            Something, or someone, might “keep the Republic” alive, but will never make us, metaphorically, young again.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

            Very good point. America is old. We’ve had our 250 years more or less. Time for a 2.0 if possible. Different geography since it can’t include the liberal coasts, minorities, immigrants, etc. Homogeneity must be the ruling principle. The alien is to be shunned and despised.

            Instead people want to keep America “growing” as if that’s normal for an adult what to speak of an old man. Force feeding the old man hot dogs and burgers, perhaps ordered from MacDonald’s or Burger King. Perhaps using a feeding tube when the person vomited. He has to eat, to get big and strong!

            My condolences.

          • GreenAlba July 13, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

            I didn’t realise your wife had died, EF. Very sorry to hear it. You took good care of her. My condolences.

          • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

            If any radical group ever attempted to even think outside of the confines of the two party system the police of the two party system would send in the SWAT Teams to control them en masse. Imagine getting half of Beantown to rise up against the two party system so that they could replace governance given that it is corrupt to the core.

            Do you think for one second that the Democrats & Republicans would go along with a takeover of the two party system by allowing the people to institute a third way?

            Like Smedley Butler stated historically these are a gang of ruthless cutthroats that operate in more territory than Al Capone did, and their industry thugs are better equipped too.

            Welcome to Hooverville II 2020. You are the new Bonus Army.

            RW

          • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

            Ely, give me a break! We’re 4,000 years old and just as alive and vigorous as on day one. When you’re on the right track of life you’re on the right track of life.

            America was built on the correct principles. But it was taken over and is under occupation by the Vatican mafia. All you need to do is recognize this and it’s over for them. They can only exist hidden in the shadow and in secrecy because they are illegitimate evil satanic demon spawns. They are anti-human at their core and thus they cannot exist in a world that’s Godly and human.

            The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men

            https://youtu.be/eP3srgksUqU
            _

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

            Sredni/Alba,
            Thank you for your concern. The death certificate listed the cause as complications from recurring cancer…the actual cause of death, I expect, was complications from the treatment of recurring cancer. A fine point, perhaps. I would have to say that she got the best care available in our region…nothing spared due to expense. I shudder to think what the entire bill would have looked like since last July…$750K, maybe more. I am grateful for the care given.

            Missed our 49th anniversary by six days.

          • benr July 13, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

            @ef

            Tough six days to 49 years devastating.
            Sorry to read about this event cancer is a real mf’er I hate it with a passion.
            I watched my sweet grandmother fight it four times and win but it took a lot of her spirit with her each time.
            She had breast and lung cancer and each bout they cut just a little more out of her. She lived Cancer free for about a decade and then her new doctor took her off estrogen blockers and the cancer returned with a vengeance.
            Being the fifth time she refused to do Chemo again and opted for radiation only which was not enough and she died gasping for breath with me on the phone crying like a baby.

            Writing this brought tears to my eyes remembering that event and I shed one for your wife as well.
            Hang in there.

        • ghostsniper July 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

          The system itself is majorly flawed and there appears to be, at this point, no way to correct it, but rather to let it fall under it’s own weight.

          The best any of us can do is stay out of the way as it stumbles and drops.

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

          What is wrong with this country that this is the best we can do? That is my point. Don’t stop asking this question! It is the only way to start the New Party.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

        Normal men talk this way when around other men. Of the men who don’t, or who don’t want to grab, little good can be said.

        Women are desperate to be around rich and famous men. Nothing turns them on more. Why disparage the men and not the women? Or Trump for being honest and enjoying his fame?

        We’re a fallen species – far too close to the beasts. If this is your viewpoint, I can respect it. But I don’t think it is. Rather you are being hypocritical and/or blind to the reality.

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

          The point is about projection.

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

          Hookers like money, Janos. Wall Street has more hookers than you could shake a stick at, and they are not attracted to rich men for their looks. Hookers with hearts of gold are a mythology, and so is the misnomer that they like sex because they don’t.

          The days of the happy hooker are long past, Janos.

          RW

  10. SW July 13, 2020 at 10:31 am #

    It’s impossible for me to understand what the endgame of this destruction of the American economy is. In Texas, ACL (a music festival) in October, Formula One racing in November, the Texas state fair and numerous other venues are cancelled. A friend told me she heard that by October 60% of live music venues in Austin would be gone. Are we to wring all fun, spontaneous life, music, face-to-face contact and finally joy from life? People die from things other than a virus but you’d never know it watching the news.

    population of Texas: 29.5 million

    deaths to date: 3,192

    fatality rate: 0.0001082

    In a thrilling statue removal update, the great-granddaughter of the man who created Mount Rushmore has proved herself proficient in spouting one platitude after another but would probably be hard pressed to draw so much as a stick figure:

    “This July 3, President Trump used my great-grandfather’s work as a background to foment division and willful ignorance, a rally on the ancient sacred land of a people we have persecuted, a rally that further threatens that population with pandemic. All of this speaks to the monument as symbolic of white male leaders who have utterly, aggressively failed enormous swaths of people who lived on this continent before them.”

    Here’s the entire article:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/07/10/take-down-rushmore-presidents-my-great-grandfather-carved-column/5401088002/

    • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 10:47 am #

      great-granddaughter of the man who created Mount Rushmore –as if she matters.

      • Jigplate July 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

        “Great-granddaughter of the man who created Mount Rushmore –as if she matters.” To the lunatic left, she matters a great deal because she is the embodiment of the blood guilt that they say White America has in its very DNA. To the Marxists who’ve taken over the Democratic party, Borglum’s descendant is as guilty of racism as he was, and because she is evidently a follower of the orthodoxy, she feels that she has to play the part of the 14th century flagellant to atone for the sins of her fathers. What she and all leftists fail to realize, is that theirs is a religion without redemption. No amount of wailing, ashes and sack cloth will ever be enough to erase the original sin of their whiteness.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

          Exactly so. It’s a religion with us as the Devil. We must get away from these lunatics as if our life depended on it because it does.

          Malthus is also right from a conventionally sane pov. She’s a little traitor, unworthy of her Grandfather. She excepts him but disparages his lifework.

          • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

            GREAT [in 2 ways] grand dad.

    • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:27 am #

      Are we to wring all fun, spontaneous life, music, face-to-face contact and finally joy from life?

      Recall Mencken’s admonition (stated better) that Puritanism is the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, might be enjoying himself. Figurative sculpture is torn down to probably be replaced by Henry Moore modernist junk; comedy is unfunny (my wife, who used to enjoy StephenColbert years back, watched his show recently and turned it off: just not funny, since the whole thing seems driven by hatred of Trump, not a decent mocking of him); opera, theater, and anywhere people gather together destroyed. Manhattan is a ghost town, a shell of the vibrant metropolis, and if not revived soon will be dead.

      The fight against the virus has killed more than the people who died from the virus: it has killed the society that created and nurtured those people. That that society was going to end due to the Long Emergency anyway makes no difference to the shock we all feel.

      Maybe, in the end, the COVID shutdown, by packing all the disintegration into a few months, did us a favor. Accoutrements of modern life are still available: buy now with collapsing fiat currency, and survive a few more years.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        It was supposed to be about “flattening the curve”, remember? Not trying to keep everybody from ever dying ever again. That people grabbed for the apple shows their superficiality and their desperate, misplaced faith in the media.

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:11 pm #

          Yeah, they dropped “flatten the curve” as soon as it was flat.we were supposed to keep the hospitals from collapsing. Then they conveniently changed the rules.

          It’d be fun to chant “flatten the curve” in public.

      • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm #

        OR> ‘The plandemic is being used to usher in a multitude of NWO protocols,
        i. e. a cashless society,
        children taught by individualized computer taught learning plans after proclivities are assessed at age 7,
        Universal Basic Income,
        mandatory vaccinations accompanied by travel restrictions for those who refuse inoculation with RNA components turning humans into GMO editions,
        abolition of private transportation and property,
        military specified distancing to enable easy targeting of individuals by weapons grade microwave technology,
        widespread submission to unscientific isolation policies and removal of the US population from the interior of the country to Enterprise Zones. Better wake up fast and read through all 400 pages of UN Agenda 21, linked directly from the UN’s website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/…/Agenda21.pdf

        And if that doesn’t scare you, dive into the Coronavirus widget on the World Economic Forum’s website: https://widget.intelligence.weforum.org/embedding-our

        The goal is taking the world population done to 500,000,000 from 8 billion by 2050, you gonna volunteer? Search “The Georgia Guidestones” for more details.

        None of the scary infection and death numbers predicted by the NWO apparatchiks like Blasio, Cuomo and Newsom have been realized, all of which have been walked back to regular season flu levels of below. Masks are not effective against micronal CV droplets, sized 1/1000th of a millimeter and easily able to escape almost all face masking. Social distancing has no basis in science.
        Fauci was supervising CV gain-of-function research up until the US declared a moratorium on it in 2013. By 2015 Fauci’s lab had been transferred to Wuhan, China with $3.7 million from NIAUD, of which Fauci is the Director. Mrs fauci is in on it, as well..she can rubber stamp dangerous vax as safe..she has a big job.

        We are being played. Gain-of-Function refers to making a virus more deadly, so why would any scientist being conducting research on turning the common cold, itself a Coronavirus, into a more deadly disease? ‘

        And if you think I’m making this up, check this out: https://youtu.be/eAMhCxHc51E

      • SW July 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

        Dr. Tom —

        I remember when comedy used to be funny and was about something other than politics and the details of the comedian’s (usually grotesque and revolting) sex life.

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:16 pm #

          Politics can be funny, but generally I don’t find it funny anymore because I simply cannot get away from it. Woody Allen’s standup, which lacks any of the curse words, is still funny today. “I said unto him: ‘Be fruitful, and multiply.’ but not in those words.”

          Lacking any cense of sensorship has undermined that clever need to express in euphemism.

          • SW July 14, 2020 at 9:37 am #

            Woody Allen is a genius of comedy and his early films in particular treated his sexual insecurities without being gross. George Carlin talked a lot about politics but it wasn’t the hateful, f**k (President’s name) that was just one petty, mean-spirited attack after another. Stephen Colbert should take some time off and quit spewing crap that even he probably realizes isn’t funny.

          • elysianfield July 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm #

            …I took an Evelyn Woods speed reading course…we read War and Peace is 10 minutes…

            …It was about Russia….

    • Mountain gal July 13, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      Same thing in my state. Everything, from music to fairs to parades to fireworks has been canceled. Guess people just need to go to Walmart or the grocery store to have a good time now! (Not).

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

        MG,
        Was at Wallyworld yesterday…wanted another 100 lbs of dog food. Shelves looking thinner, and strategically stocked to make them…normal in appearance. Fresh chicken almost non-existent. Spoke to a person stocking meat…said that chicken was beginning to be “hard to get”.

        • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

          “First they came for the toilet paper, but I did not speak up because I have a bidet …”

          • Billy Hill July 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

            Ha ha! You must be reading Karl Denninger. He’s obsessed with scat as the C-19 highway to hell.

            According to his calculus the Koreans and Japanese have throttled the disease owing to the prevalence of bidet usage.

            Last time in Japan they were in all the hotels.

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

            I actually have an electronic Japanese toilet in my house (installed by a previous owner). Toto brand. It has a bidet function, dryer, seat heater, etc. I tried the bidet on many occasions, but I just can’t get used to it.

            Give me toilet paper or give me death

          • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:18 pm #

            Thanks for the laugh.

            In Jordan, which must have the lowest level of water per capita in the world, every toilet was outfitted with a hand-sprayer. Being clean is apparently very important to them.

        • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

          Chicken? Maybe so.

          To kick it up a notch, try finding a box of 9mm ammo today for anything resembling a reasonable price…

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

            Daddy,
            Some of us own Star reloaders. Up to 600 rounds per hour….I haven’t shopped for ammo in…what is this, Monday?…40 years….

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

            And…the link;

            https://starreloaders.com/

          • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 8:09 pm #

            Thanks EF. I reload 9mm, but only use a dinky Lee press and accompanying dies. I’ve never graduated into progressive reloaders, but these seem to be top-of-the-line.

            I reload what I shoot most (9mm), and feel good that, should SHTF, I’m prepped with sufficient supplies to continue cranking out rounds well into A World Made By Hand.

            (Yes, I’m THAT guy scavenging spent brass at the range who everyone else is rolling their eyes at) 🙂

          • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

            I’ve paid $15 for 50. What’s a good price nowadays?

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 11:51 pm #

            “(Yes, I’m THAT guy scavenging spent brass at the range who everyone else is rolling their eyes at) ?’

            Daddy,
            …Only because you got there before me….

        • Mountain gal July 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

          @elysianfield

          At the Walmart I went to the other day they’ve given up trying to make it look “normal”. They don’t even have a lot of the usual crappy clothes they carry. Just big empty shelves and tables. But they did have some TP!

      • benr July 13, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

        Well California’s smarmy governor is now shutting everything back down.
        You can rest assured it has more to do with orange man bad then actual covid-19.

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

          How can you seriously think that. Newsom is doing what he is doing because your president forced him to do it by opening the country..

          He like Cuomo and my Governor is doing what they are doing based on the numbers and professional advice. They have no other agenda. it is irresponsible for you to put out this misinformation. We are in a pandemic and your boy is OTL.

          Out to Lunch. This is not a second wave. This is still the first wave and the wipe-out failure can be clearly seen on graphs. Can you read a graph benr? Good progress was being made but your boy’s agenda got in the way and now a whole bunch of people are about to die from his selfishness.

          Mark my words in two weeks the death rate will be WAY UP.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

            Death rate lags infection rate dumfucks. Refrigerator Trucks are going national and then our death rate will match Brazil as health care capacity overloads.

            And still the satanic orange smile.

        • DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:21 pm #

          CA will vote D if the D’s nominate David Duke. So it won’t help the D’s any in an electoral college sense.

  11. vengeur July 13, 2020 at 10:36 am #

    Well the fact that the Democrats have joined with warmonger Liz Cheney of Wyoming to obstruct Trump’s desire to draw down and leave Afghanistan tells you all you need to know about the present state of the Democratic party.(and the never Trumper Republicans).

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      But now Trump is making noises about going to war against Venezuela.

      I have every intention to vote for Trump now as a vote against everything the Democrats have become, but if Trump starts a war against Venezuela, I will probably not vote at all for the first time since 1968.

      If Trump thinks being at war will get him re-elected, he is making a big mistake with this voter and probably many others.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm #

        Trump thinks being at war will get him re-elected

        You already know for a fact he thinks this way. The best we can hope for is that enough people with sense are making it difficult for him to get to sharp objects.

      • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

        You think Trump is going to take us to war?

        LOL.

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

          If he can and you will like it. We get that.

          • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 5:08 am #

            Why would I like it?

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:34 am #

            Recause you have been Trumpnotized I have you with this rejecting science:

            The spike in cases was mostly for asymptomatic cases. Meaning the people aren’t sick.

            The death rate has gone way down, independent of the case spike

            The stats suggest just the opposite of what you claim: the disease is FAR less lethal than the McMedia would have us believe.

            The Corona Con.

            Your lack of empathy, concern and a willingness to accept things that are not true as fact tells me that there is nothing better that you would see happen than a smorgasbord of deceased brown people below a pro-Trump newspaper headline.

            Fuck you Nightowl, you are a known RWNJ here. That is your character. You probably would want your brown people to be Moslems here.

            Right wing nut job like you like to see people suffer in pain Nightowl.

            Why ask why. Your comments tell me who you are.

            The death rate has not gone down. The infection spike leads the death spike and in a few weeks refrigerator trucks are going to be all over the place.

            And you know it, You are smart enough to type so you know it. But still you want to publish crap. So would you enjoy some shock and awe safe behind your computer screen. I bet you would. Death is just part of life right?

            You’ll have that or some other bullshit justification. Or do you just want to tell me you are a pacifist and that St. Trump can do no wrong.

            Perhaps you would like to ask another stupid question?

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:36 am #

            You probably would want your brown people to be Moslems too.

          • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 10:48 am #

            Nope. Registered Green Party member I am.

            I support Trump for reasons I have outlined many times.

            You come here to grabble for the attention of JHK’s well-deserved audience.

            “Click here to go to my lame blog”

            “K-Dog for president”

            LOL.

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:17 am #

            Registered Green Party member I am.

            Oh really,

            Peace

            Our country’s long wars and worldwide military presence are immoral and unsustainable. Our military budget must be cut dramatically.

            Ecology

            The human cost of climate change is too high. We need to get off fossil fuels and on to renewable energy.

            Social Justice

            Falling wages and rising bills are hitting most of us, and the most vulnerable are hit the hardest. We demand a living wage and a real safety net.

            Democracy

            We demand public financing of elections, open debates, and more representative voting systems.

            Funny, Nightowl you are funny.

            You claim to be a member of the ONLY American political party with a published platform and a commitment to sustainability. You do this while putting out material in contradiction to everything the green party believes in.

            The Platform

            And you know I am a registered member too.

            Night-troll,

            The only thing green about you is your green eyed monster.

            “Click here to go to my lame blog”

            You did this last week and I let it go. Now I am going to have to tell you to go fuck yourself. You can have a blog too if you want one.

            Learn to code or Use ‘Blogger asshole.

          • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

            Hawk you blog more, you fraud.

            K-Dog for president!

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 11:52 pm #

        Abby,
        Trump should go to war with Seattle…a war we could probably win….

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:39 am #

          Trump might actually be good at guerilla warfare. He is a qualified gorilla but nobody one should ‘ape’.

  12. So many liars July 13, 2020 at 10:36 am #

    “I suspect Mr. Trump might have accomplished more in the nation’s interest if he hadn’t been hounded, harried, and sabotaged by the ceaseless bad faith hostilities of his opponents since Nov 3, 2016.” – JHK

    November 8 was Election Day in 2016.
    November 3 is Election Day in 2020.
    It’s also my anniversary, the completion of a long-term goal, and … the official beginning of Civil War 2?

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

      Somebody who had nothing to worry about would have cleared their plate and got to work with the business of state. Hounded, harried, and sabotaged is also a choice; and it is the life Trump knows.

      This leopard will not be changing his spots. If Trump runs against Biden and wins he will still be talking about Hillary and Obama 4 years from now.

      His style at that time will be to shit on H & O and then praise Uncle Joe. Ho ho.

      So ceaseless bad faith hostilities of his opponents? I don’t see it, but regardless, I can’t respect Trump’s adult deficit disorder. The presidential horse needs to put the blinders on and get to work. Trump did not. All Trump does is chew cud.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

        “I don’t see it”? You miss quite a bit, pally. You need to study Pali so you can read the Buddha in his native tongue. That should keep you out of trouble for awhile.

  13. RB July 13, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    I have to wonder if Mr. Trump really wants 4 more years of hell. The strongest types can only take so much of a beating before giving in. He cannot maintain a cabinet or staff. It does seem that many former generals have the loyalty of a dog in heat. The left owns the media, the justice system, the military and many of the largest cities. I suspect they own the voting systems around the country and the one who counts the votes fills the elected offices.

    The whole Covid thing seems to have two camps. One says the thing is a bust and that fewer are dying though the dying might not think fewer is good news. Also the ones who did survive only to sustain permanent damage to their organs are not cheering the good news that fewer are dying. The other camp says the virus is destined to crush the planet economically, socially and politically. Well, it has done so in the “greatest nation on earth”. Why anyone is counting on a return to yesteryear and Saturday morning cartoons puzzles me. We are in very deep doo doo and there is no rescue coming. No vaccine for a mutating virus. No herd immunity. The virus is winning on all fronts.

    • beantownbill. July 13, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      You have a good grasp on what is really going on. This virus seems to affect almost all the major organs. No one knows the real extent of the damage to the general population. I suspect that there will be a considerable rise in standard diseases over the years.

      Concerning a vaccine, well viruses mutate. A vaccine may be developed, but it won’t be effective for long. Even the regular flu mutates and people need a new flu shot every year. Just add a Covid-19 flu shot to your yearly list of shots.

      • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

        Is Bill Gates smacking his lips over the money to be made?

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

          Gates wants absolute power, absolutely. Seems to me he is a modern day arch enemy of civilization in his partisanship and overt zealotry.

          RW

        • RocketDoc July 13, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

          If I had $50 billion dollars I would want to be useful and not irrelevant. I don’t think I would care about the money…..I see these statistics about psychopaths and sociopaths being 1% and 5% of the population, do you have evidence of evil besides his seeming earnestness to make a difference by journeying to Davos every year? If the power elite is trying to reduce world population by 90% to get to a pleasant 500 million rich people, I would have gone with the Dan Brown Inferno strategy.

      • SW July 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

        ” I suspect that there will be a considerable rise in standard diseases over the years.”

        Maybe there will be but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re due to covid. There’s been a diabetes epidemic going on for years that’s been all but ignored by the media, don’t hear anything about deaths from OD’s too much now (but they haven’t stopped), and within the next few years the fallout from lost jobs, lost shelter, lost health care and poor nutrition will take its toll. But we don’t hear about that — only the virus “might” be causing damage to major organs. Bait and switch.

    • Mountain gal July 13, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      I suspect Trump wants to WIN another term but not serve another 4 years. As for Covid, I think we are pretty well screwed until this decides to either burn itself out or weaken enough so it’s not a big deal anymore. I’m not sure how much longer we can continue with lockdowns, mask wearing/wars, closures, business and job loss etc.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

        How would it weaken?

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:42 pm #

          Where did the Spanish flu go? Google herd immunity little doggy.

          • SW July 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

            If you’ve got time on your hands and want to know more about it John Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History is good. Crowed conditions in military camps, troop movements, poor sanitation and a virus that was highly contagious and deadly created a disaster. But once it peaked in the fall of 1918 (the majority of deaths were then) with another outbreak in the winter of 1919, it vanished in 1920. According to the book, epidemiologists believe it burned thru all susceptible hosts and the rest developed immunity.

          • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

            It went into a frozen grave and about 90 years later, a grave robber took it to the lab.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:51 pm #

            I was reading a book about Musk Ox a week ago. It was about the Nunivak Island herd.

            Mekoryuk is the only village on the Island. Near Mekoryuk is a graveyard of white crosses where and entire village is buried. That is the way the book described it.

            While conducting the 1880 United States Census, Ivan Petrof recorded 702 Yup’ik in 9 villages, including 117 people at “Koot”, near the site of present-day Mekoryuk. An epidemic in 1900 left only four surviving families in the village.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

            where an entire village

        • King of Comedy July 14, 2020 at 11:09 am #

          Farr’s Law. All epidemics/pandemics follow a simple bell curve. When there are plentiful hosts, infection rates increase and eventually peak. Available hosts gradually decrease and a virus without hosts is like a shitbird without a statue to smash. When the number of unavailable hosts reaches a critical threshold, the virus goes back to the world of the inanimate out of which it came and the game is over.

          Sweden which didn’t succumb to the lockdown panic (and which looks like it will top out at around 6000 deaths) as of July 13th reported 928 new cases for the preceding 7 day period and 10 deaths.

          NY which not so much through policy but rather general ass-clownery followed a path similar to Sweden reported 557 new cases and 45 deaths for the same period.

          As an aside and a baseline reference, in a “normal” year, approximately 1600 people die per week in Sweden and approximately 2000 people die per week in NY.

          • SW July 14, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

            And that’s the simple bell curve we were supposed to flatten to not overwhelm hospitals and now that’s completely forgotten. I know people who have had high functioning jobs who are convinced “we might need to wear masks for several more years”! The psychology at work here would be fascinating it the consequences of mass hypnosis were not going to be so devastating. It’s like the hysteria and willingness to believe ever more incredible claims that happen in a witch hunt.

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      If anyone has been a prisoner for the past four years it is Melania and Barron.

      I’ll betcha they are both long over their “sentence”.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      Somebody should tell him that as ex-president he would still get trial COVID vaccines. Then he would not be running for president again just to save his skin.

  14. PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 10:44 am #

    “Beyond Mr. Trump’s deformities of personal presentation, I am more in favor with the blunt outlines of his policies. I’m for strict control of the nations borders and frankly for reduced immigration. Globalism is clearly winding down and Mr. Trump’s drive to produce more of what we need here in America is in step with that reality. Mr. Trump has been careful to avoid new foreign misadventures — though the military establishment and their pals in the war industries have obstructed the president’s will to quit the old adventures still being prosecuted in places across the Middle East and West Asia.”

    ya, I agree with you Jim.

    Biden represents a return to pre-2016 policy. The Obama years were militarist, internationalist, and economic interventionist in nature.

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 11:58 am #

      Biden is an empty suit and if he and his “camp” (whoever the flack THEY are!) think Biden can skip the debates and do them from his basement with TelePrompTer/and or ear pieces, they are sorely mistaken.

      Refuse to debate? Biden loses. From the basement?? Biden loses. In person with no “puppet masters”? Biden will crumple and lose.

      And if by some miracle if he gets in and tries to say his oath of office in front of millions with “you know the thing” we can all rest assured Biden will NEVER be “in charge”.

      • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

        Yeah, I think you are right

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 1:04 am #

      If the Democrats had any confidence in Biden, the wouldn’t be running him as “Weekend At Bernie’s Re-dux”.

      Still, how long can they hide him and prop him up and ventriloquize for him? Ultimately, at some point, he has to take off his ward pyjamas and emerge from his high security nursing home, blinking as he dons his aviator glasses and stumbles towards the microphones.

      So I think we can all look forward to Biden’s extemporaneous podium speeches and of course the debate with Trump. They should be frightful.

      I especially look forward to CNN and MSNBC reporting on Biden not only being so danged “hot!” and a “cross-generational rock star!” but as also having perhaps the sharpest wit since Oscar Wilde.

      Cue tape where he explains how clean Obama is and how he arm wrestled Corn Pop.

      But unfortunately, at the moment he has to stay in his tissue-paper lined box. Bad rection to some Botox shots, you see, as he accidentally took the John Kerry dose, fatal to most humans and usually only used to take the wrinkles out of hippo butts.

      So maybe Joe won’t be able to come out and see us all again after the elections.

  15. King of Comedy July 13, 2020 at 10:46 am #

    Let’s face it. Most elections are hold-your-nose affairs and this one is no different. I think this sentence sum it up nicely:

    “I suspect many actual voters were not pleased by the June reign of terror unleashed by Democratic mayors and governors, and did not fail to notice exactly how all that went down.”

    Add in a generous helping of kneeling, bowing and scraping by those same “leaders” before anti-democratic cadres and you have a perfect recipe for an electorate well-primed to vote against that abject spectacle. That Trump is the alternative is almost beside the point.

    I would put forward an outrageous proposition though (as someone who didn’t vote for Trump or who doesn’t find him particularly competent). I was watching a replay of Darkest Hour recently, the Gary Oldman movie about the fall of France, Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister, etc and it struck me that the consensus on Churchill in 1940 was similar to that on Trump at the present time. A blustering figure detested by a significant portion of the population, a man known by his failures, Gallipoli, the gold standard, support of Edward VIII, etc. If the Germans hadn’t invaded Poland in 1939, Churchill likely is a footnote in history, a morality tale of overbearing self-confidence paired with underwhelming competence. As it stands however, he was the perfect leader for a very specific set of circumstances brought on by the onset of the war.

    As preposterous as it may sound, is there a figure in American politics today who is better suited than the orange one to take on the brownshirts in the streets? History may indeed have a sense of irony…

  16. akmofo July 13, 2020 at 10:48 am #

    DELIBERATE medical murder of non-COVID patients categorized as COVID

    https://youtu.be/kIngGuof9E0
    https://youtu.be/UIDsKdeFOmQ
    _

    This is Nazi Germany rebirthed in the US, and the Vatican gov mafia is at the center of it all.

    The US imported Nazis to the US in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. They filled the ranks of all the gov mafia agencies and especially the CIA.

    The Nazis were the Progressives of the 1930s, the sponsored Satanic agents of the Vatican Inquisition against the Jews and Biblical culture.

    Now comes the turn of the US, and same attacks on Jews and Jewish Biblical culture are in evidence. This is GENOCIDE, make no mistakes about it. It is a cultural financial and physical genocide in the making.

    Nothing is by accident.
    Nothing is coincidence.
    Everything is planned.

    • Pete July 13, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      By my reckoning, nearly every totalitarian government that has arisen in these modern times have come from the left.

      And they have ruthlessly murdered their opposition, but not before ruthlessly silencing them, as we are seeing now.

      JHK – You are the electorate. You are statistically significant, and you give me hope.

      • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

        And what defines the Left? It is Satanism, pure and simple.

        This is a biblical conflict of biblical proportions spanning from biblical times. But people are deliberately educated in ignorance and so they fail to perceive and understand what’s transpiring in front of their noses.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

          Capitalism and Communism are both economic philosophies, promoting universalism and globalism. Fascism and National Socialism in contrast, are Philosophies of Man. Thus the former two united to crush them and are now doing so again. Of the two, Capitalism (in its mature corporate form) is the senior partner, funding the latter. Easily verified by going to their sites and noting the BLM logos.

          • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

            Communism in all its marketing variants is mainly a cultural/political movement establishing and instituting central control for the Vatican mafia. The nonsense economics is just window dressing for fools and idiots.

  17. Railroaderncng July 13, 2020 at 11:06 am #

    You are unfortunately dead on in regards to what is happening in my opinion. The Dems have crossed the Rubicon.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

      They must meet their quietus then. They cannot be allowed to take power again. But we cannot rule them either. So we must split. The difficulties of doing so are dwarfed by the pains of not doing so.

  18. neurodoc July 13, 2020 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks to JK for, again, having the balls to speak truth to mob/potential mob ‘power.’

    Personally, I have found essentially ALL politicians to be narcissistic, psychopathic (to varying extents), sleezy (some well hid, others not), grifters, and ego maniacs. From dog catcher to pres. All the same ilk, dressed in different flavors to Kwell the masses of pure genetic dumbasses and the so called pseudo intellectual mal-schooled but poorly educated (98% of ppl). And, i have been a consultant to congressional committees and local public corporate ‘governances.’ All the same from bottom up. The best we can hope for it that once in a while one of them will have proclivities toward constitutional protections and solid monetary functions.

    Bottom line: as Mark Twain said, ‘if voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.’ If offended by that watch idiocracy.

    • beantownbill. July 13, 2020 at 11:35 am #

      Jeez, neurodoc, can you access my mind? Because what you’ve written is exactly my thoughts.

    • RocketDoc July 13, 2020 at 7:31 pm #

      So only you and a few friends are sane? Are you talking about the same 1% everyone else is? (Psychopath and sociopath “politicians” plus 98% of the dumbass people = the 99%)

  19. Saunders62 July 13, 2020 at 11:16 am #

    JHK says: “but there’s plenty of evidence that the Democratic Party would do a lot worse in terms of spending money that doesn’t exist”.

    So what is this evidence? Can one back up the contention the Dems would have spent some number significantly higher than the three trillion plus? Actually I think the Dems would have been more likely to set up a functioning bureaucracy that would have excluded hedge funds from partaking.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

      A weird compromise indeed, Choosing between two different spendthrifts. In another part of the universe that would be called crazy, but not here.

      The opposition to the rabid opposition turns out to be more rabid than the rabid opposition. Which I agree is nuts, but I for one refuse to soil my shortclothes with fear and loathing. I will remain strong and principled.

      And I’ll be dammed if I am going to be sitting here typing two years from now having to say I was part of the continuation of the Trump nightmare and that he is ‘my’ president.

      Think of the mental damage. All the energy you would be investing telling yourself that you were not an idiot but still that cold frosty chill won’t go away. For that you may need drugs and alcohol both of which cost money.

      Better to choose inner tranquillity and not vote for Trump.

    • neurodoc July 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

      No; they would have set up a dysfunction bureaucracy (aka idiocracy) staffed with semi literate, semi-schooled, uneducated dimwits. Read history if you’re still capable. Or, just look at most state govmints or the IRS.

      • Saunders62 July 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

        I think that would apply to the bureaucrats executing the CARES act as well. The anecdotes on the malfeasance occurring in that current program are numerous. Social Security checks seem to always show up on time, though. Obamacare subsidies in the amount of $4K per year for us seem to get paid, our premiums would be double without them.

  20. DrTomSchmidt July 13, 2020 at 11:16 am #

    I suspect many actual voters were not pleased by the June reign of terror unleashed by Democratic mayors and governors, and did not fail to notice exactly how all that went down.

    Kneeling down before BLM makes for a great visual. My guess: the utter destruction of Minneapolis is going to lead that state to vote R for the first time since Nixon. Clinton won the state by about 45,000 votes, losing almost all counties. She won Hennepin (MPLS) by 228K, and Ramsey (St Paul) by 106K. My guess is that the victory margin in those two counties is going to drop, A LOT, for the D candidate this year. If 25K voters switch from D to R in state, Trump might win it.

    This leads to my conspiracy theory: BLM is SO damaging to the Democrats (2014 Senate wipeout), 2016 mass cop killings, this year’s riots that it simply HAS to be a Republican operation to drive up turnout.

    • BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

      We have a poster here goes by the name of ‘PeteAtomic’ who is a Minnesota native; I’d like to see him chime in on your interesting assertion that the State of Minn. could possibly go for Trump. That certainly would be good news for the Republicans.

      Brh

    • King of Comedy July 14, 2020 at 11:18 am #

      The great irony is that the governor of MN requested federal disaster relief to clean up the aftermath of the very temper tantrum that he and the limp-wrist masquerading as a mayor encouraged and acquiesced to. The Feds were not particularly interested in the request.

      Maybe the gov can borrow the necessary funds from the newly-flush BLM.

  21. Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 11:18 am #

    Great entry. This piece sums up my own feelings, too, for the most part. Though I have also been saying virtually the same thing for about two years in the comments section.

    For all of his superfical faults, Trump is doing the right thing where policy is concerned in a variety of areas.

    I went from laughing at the man as he rode down his golden escalator to realizing he is all that stands between those who cherish freedom and respect culture (all cultures), and the all-consuming void of neoliberalism.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 1:17 am #

      Biden plans to double down in Obamas’ plan to federalize the suburbs through HUD (the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules). If suburban areas don’t build section 8 housing and import and subsidize suitably feral inhabitants, they won’t get any Federal money.

      And we all know that Uncle Sugar controls the $ faucets.

      The goal of course is to destroy white people and the USA. White Flight is racism, you see. And by that logic, so was the Underground Railway.

      As I said, this was an Obama plan that Trump put the kibosh on a few years ago. One of the best things he ever did. Very important. For that, I will be eternally beholden to him.

      • Kim July 14, 2020 at 2:02 am #

        Here is a good article outlining the plan to ensure that Whtes no longer have anywhere to run.

        Maybe they should call this legislation “The Backs-T-The-Wall & Alamo Act”?

        https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/23/virginia-house-zoning-environment/

        Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For The Environment

        – Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs.

        – Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle.

        – Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation.

        • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 11:05 am #

          There are calls for a similar thing in Germany at present. Prices of decent single family homes like mine have jumped by an incredible amount over the last two years. And the only plans for new housing seem to be of the high-density sort.

          Granted Germany has far less space, but the multi-kulti talk is all the rage of those seeking to de-incentivize SFH or even duplex construction.

  22. gustafson.robert.22 July 13, 2020 at 11:24 am #

    thought for sure this would be a year i either didnt vote or voted democrat

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

      I agree with the stalking horse for something more sinister. But going from that to voting for the opposition is a move most unnecessary and desperate. Best advice is not to vote for Trump or Biden or the dark horse her turn candidate the Democratic party will attempt to substitute at the last minute.

      Where will the country be after four more years of Trump. Seriously ask yourself that before you give this whom some call a man your vote.

      All have drunk from the poison well, you can still chose not to.

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 13, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        In light of not seeing much positive from dems, i’m weighing possibility of reduced immigration against four more years of public divisiveness for longterm social benefit, leaning pretty hard former atm.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

        What is the name of your Party?

  23. vengeur July 13, 2020 at 11:33 am #

    Do working class, family oriented Hispanics support BLM? No.

    • BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

      They do not. And West Indian Immigrants I personally know do not support BLM either.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

      They are stronger than the Blacks – and thus more dangerous in the long term. The parents work 80 hours a week and the kids join gangs. Family oriented? Very big myth. The divorce and abuse stats say otherwise.

  24. MiddlePeninsula July 13, 2020 at 11:34 am #

    This women is voting for Trump again. My Dad says he is a liar. News flash, politicians are all liars at one time or another. So what? They say Trump treats women badly with his locker room talk. Are we that naive? Gee, Clinton was and is an alleged rapist if you believe all women (like the Democrats like to say) and Biden likes to fondle little girl’s chests. How gross is that?
    At least Trump is trying in spite of these morons doing everything they can to get in the way. He loves the country, wants to protect the borders (how shocking) and he is tells it like it is. How inconvenient. Has he done everything right? No, but his values sure align a lot more with mine than the alternatives.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 11:57 am #

      The everybody else lies why not he is bad logic. Abysmally bad logic.

      I do get that a lot of women fall under the Trump spell. He exploits their trus. He lies and they swallow his tripe hook line and sinker. So you are not alone. Trump is a pied piper of pussy and he has you hooked.

      He even has you convinced he is doing something. But you can’t tell me what because you don’t know. You like other women who have been victims of Trumpnosis assume he is doing something for you and you take it on faith. You assume he shares values with you and you can’t accept that Trump only cares about himself and NOT the country.

      JHK I doubt can tell me in concrete terms what Trump has done for the nation at all in three years, and while I can understand how women of a certain demographic ‘fall’ for Trump. How a man who is firing on all cylinders can support Trump, who at best only has one cylinder that misfires is beyond me. If you had any job that needed filled would you hire Trump?

      Could you count on Trump taking care of your shit before his own and could you even count on him showing up before noon?

      Then why the hell would you be so stupid as to give this stupid man who has an undisputable three year record of failure another chance?
      You forgot about Soleimani already didn’t you.

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

        “Then why the hell would you be so stupid as to give this stupid man who has an undisputable three year record of failure another chance?”

        Dog,
        Why? To avoid greater evil.

        Embrace the CHAZ….

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

          You forgot I did not embrace the CHAZ. The only part I agreed with was the outflanking of Trump who wanted to send in shock troops, that would have burned down the East Precinct. After that I was pissed that it was not taken back at the first easy opportunity. I was very clear.

          But please do expound:

          To avoid greater evil?

          Explain in detail what the greater evil would be. If you go with an economic argument I’ll tell you (if I choose to participate) that I’ll be rebutting with Mnuchin to start with so get ready to explain how the Democrats could be bigger thieves.

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

            Dog,
            The greater evil?

            Anarchy,
            Chaos,
            Red Guards (2020 ed)
            Continued loss of our…”freedoms”…specifically 2nd Amend.
            Continued slide into penury by the middle class,

            Economic argument? There is none. We are fucked no matter who is elected.

            The “CHAZ” is a metaphor for the quality of life we will experience. The blacks have been weaponized, as are currently the Indians (feather).

            My current opinion is that the Dem’s are using anarchy to unass Trump. I feel that their arguments otherwise are specious…they are not THAT stupid to believe the crap we are being fed by MSM. Question remains as to if they are able to control their ferals after their ascent to power…methinks perhaps not.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

            Anarchy, Chaos is too much TV. I asked for detail and I don’t see any.

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

            Too much TV?

            You are posting to one who has been there. Ground level, boots on the street. I understand, at a visceral level, what is occurring. You can be dismissive, but, in your black little heart, you know….

            The boogeymen do exist. You may not be interested in them…but they will be interested in you.

      • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

        Trump said on the tape, “Women will LET YOU grab their pussies” (is that one of the 200 words official Scrabble just banned??).

        Trump trying to run this country reminds me of a person knitting a scarf while someone behind him is busy unraveling it.

        Trump has been knitting while the Democrats, the MSM, Intel and FBI have been busy unraveling and taking 2×4’s to his head.

        And people wonder why there is no freakin’ scarf to wear???

        I blame Trump for taking bad advice (Sessions, Kavanaugh,Soleimani), but I completely blame the temper tantrum throwing Democrats and their henchmen for Trump’s lack of accomplishments.

        When The Queen was denied her throne at The Javits Center the order went out: “Get the scoundrel! Off with his head!”

        And all, including the FBI, Intel, Dems in Congress and the MSM obeyed.

        Now here we are with the mysterious “Covid 19” lurking around every corner! Look out!!!!

        P.S. Keep the mask off as much as possible! It could KILL ya!

        • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

          With its glass ceiling. Oh the symbolism! Silence descended on the crowd of Liberal Loons as their newscasters wept. In that icy silence, they vowed revenge against the America that had spat in their face.

    • So many liars July 13, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

      I’m with you, MP. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like Donald Trump on a personal level. But in spite of his coarseness, I recognize in him a man who is not just willing and able, but EAGER to take on the radicals and the corrupt Left. Who else would leave a life of luxury to endure all the hatred and political violence hurled at him over the past four years? He is unbelievably tough.

      I love America. I can’t even recite all the words to the Pledge without getting a lump in my throat. I think our flag and all the good that it represents is beautiful. I’m proud to be an American.

      The Left would turn all of that into hate speech. It’s hard to imagine that most Americans find their platform abhorrent. I sure do.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

        — but EAGER to save his bacon. By any means necessary which he can get by with. The definition of corruption itself. Satan made large. He is orange for a reason. Orange goes to the direction of red.

      • RocketDoc July 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm #

        The Left I am on would like someone competent to run the country. It’s NOT Biden, I agree. Voting is like spitting for managing fluid levels in the body. I’ll leave it up to my misguided neighbors to pull the lever for Trump again. I am not kneeling for BLM either….

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 8:11 pm #

          I’ll leave it up to my misguided neighbors to pull the lever for Trump again.

          Right On!

          • Kim July 14, 2020 at 1:21 am #

            Pull the lever for Trump, or pull the chain on the USA.

            That is your choice.

    • Epicur July 14, 2020 at 9:05 am #

      “News flash, politicians are all liars at one time or another. ”

      Q: How can you tell when a politician is lying?

      A: Their lips move.

    • Ivehadenough July 14, 2020 at 11:49 am #

      OMG, thanks for sharing, could NOT agree more with all this childish finger pointing about the Prez’s locker room talk and alleged hooker connection (sure, believe ole stormy bs). Haven’t heard a president talk about America in such wonderful terms and with such passion since John Kennedy. And by the by he slipped a few gals in the back door while Jackie O was doing Onassis in the “blew room”. This BLM nonsense, this looting and violence is sickening. A friend commented that these people didn’t stop destroying even abolitionist statues. I’m like, dude, you think they even know what that word means. Fuhgetabouit.

  25. EnterpriseSpaceship July 13, 2020 at 11:43 am #

    Why not considering the pandemic a psychological tool to fine tune energy consumption worldwide – up and down – to meet the actual maximum fossil fuels production capacity – as fossil fuels resources deplete severely by the day and the hour?

    Choreographing a pandemic makes us lucky and much better than if humans potentially start playing viciously the Energy Musical Chairs Game – owing to grueling and final Energy reserves depletion.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

      In other words, everything reduced to energy? All culture? All choice? This is Marxist Materialism on display. Choice matters. Having energy isn’t the same as using it well. Of course I admit that one must have it or no Civilization is going to be possible – but that’s not the same thing as what you say.

      • EnterpriseSpaceship July 13, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

        What has delivered your input above until read by others is Energy.

        Without it, you needed to ride a horse for a year, rowing a boat in high seas and walking regions until that input reaches any audience – and then, only after all that effort and time – the audience may buy in it or not.

        Yet alone keeping your car running and all other technology working to sustain your wellbeing – Energy.

        Marx failed to identify where all the excess energy will come for his society to function from?

        Huxley, Orwell, Adam Smith, Keynes, too.

        Our Western Civilisation is mainly a product of looted fossil fuels – all along.

  26. RB July 13, 2020 at 11:45 am #

    I note that the comments here regardless of position taken, are generally from intelligent people. However, that isn’t the case with the vast, vast majority of the public including the voter category. Most cannot name their two state senators. Most cannot locate a given country on a map. Most are clueless of who Churchill was and why he might be important. Most have zero idea of what communism is and its sordid history of massive deaths. Throw in what the Federal Reserve does or what inflation really is and there is no avoiding disasters upon disasters. Typically it takes some 1500 hours of training to cut and style hair (so I’ve read somewhere) but it takes zero training to become a parent. It takes zero intelligence to vote. Am I a snob? Do I give a damn? We are on a downhill run with a national collapse going on. There is no solution. The deal is done. The question is how bad the pain will get? I’m thinking really, really, really bad.

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      And to think I learned to cut my own long hair in layers! from a YouTube video in less than two minutes! (It takes one minute to cut it).

      And I get compliments! Ha!

      • Epicur July 14, 2020 at 9:07 am #

        “… from a YouTube video in less than two minutes!”

        Link?

    • vsoguy July 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      I tend to agree. Empires last on average 250 years, and guess what- we’re there. And empire collapse is preceeded by the age of decadence which breeds stupidity. That’s the big reason I’m not even voting anymore. You can’t vote your way out of empire collapse. It’s a cultural phenomenon that can’t be solved by political means. I also agree that things could get very very bad from here on out. No matter which party/candidate wins in November, the opposing side will surely go off the deep end. It’s game over for this country, I’m sorry to say. I’ve been saying this stuff for years now and more and more people are getting onboard. Usually it feels good to be vindicated, but not this time.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

      Maria Cantwell Patty Murray, I’m not going to play the communist game today.

    • RocketDoc July 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm #

      I am Sampson. No one is cutting my hair until enough people have died or the stupidity moderates. Maybe if the 7-day new case average goes DOWN for two weeks. And I have to agree, I don’t meet many knowledgeable citizens.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 2:29 am #

      You style yourself better educated than most, I suppose.

      So I wonder if you know very much about Churchill and “why he was important”.

      To be able to claim that you do, you would have to be able to refer knowledgably to the arguments and points of view of those who condemn him as well as those who praise him.

      I suspect that you know about Churchill only what you have been told by the History Channel. That is hardly much of a plinth from which to look down upon the masses.

      • RB July 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

        You suspect wrongly. Very much so actually.

  27. 4014HAMPHEDGE July 13, 2020 at 11:51 am #

    The plans of Mohammedanism far predate a Fourth Reich and Putin’s aspirations. Only the Chinese had earlier empire. The Persians are facing the steady termination of their nuclear quest via sabotage and airborne kinetic attacks by parties known but unmentionable. Expect Iranian last ditch naval Kamikaze with several thousand well armed mosquito boats. America will suffer heavy losses.of navy personnel and ships of the line.

    Dramas playing out and waiting in the wings, in line to play out. America, recipient of much, now faces a Biblical baseline: Deuteronomy 28. Daniel Chapter 4, with verse 15 of special note: America the “Great Tree”, sheltering many, held from utter destruction by bands of Iron.

    Richard Clarke and Messrs Forstchen/Koenig have their respective narratives pointing to need for -robust- food distribution FAMINE HEDGE. If breadbasket rail matrix rebuild is too mundane a prospect, kitchen gardens will save a remnant. There will be fighting over scraps and cannibalism. There is always famine when Empire shrinks. Really, enhanced rail matrix will soften the USA landing….

    Study Washington Valley Forge Vision, Get your map!

    • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      The flooding in China is much more relevant to the topic of famine and the end of Empire.

      • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

        I saw yesterday where the price of rice is up 70%.

        • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

          Imagine a trade embargo on China. I certainly can.

        • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

          Recent purchase of organic Brown rice, $5 a pound.
          Non organic white, $1 a pound.

  28. vsoguy July 13, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

    I applaud Jim for his honesty regarding the democratic party and the dangers associated with having them in power. I myself am not voting, ever again. It seems to me that what we’re dealing with is a cultural problem, and since politics is an extension of culture, it cannot be solved by political means. Welcome to empire collapse and cultural collapse!

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

      Speaking of cultural collapse, my friend and I were talking yesterday about the “bad cop” problem.

      Guys like Chauvin remained on the force with up to 18 different reprimands.

      Here in Los Angeles there remains on the police force a literal gang of tattooed officers who should all be in prison (Google it).

      The national police unions protect all these officers and if one finally looks like he/she might be gone “arbitration” kicks in and they are back to work. It is damn near impossible to get rid of a bad apple in the police force.

      Why? Because the Mayors and City Councils and members of Congress are totally corrupt cowards who get big contributions from the unions.

      Once this cycle of corruption is thwarted, bad cops will go bye-bye and quickly, never to work as cops again in any U.S. jurisdiction. Politicians will have to find campaign contributions elsewhere.

      Until the voters figure this out, nothing will change regarding “bad cops”. Right now they are pretty much “untouchables”.

      • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

        “Guys like Chauvin remained on the force with up to 18 different reprimands.”

        Oughta have been fired a long time ago.

  29. wm5135 July 13, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

    “Each day is another frightful step in the creep toward mass default as rents, mortgages, car loans, insurance premiums, electric bills, business debts, and other common obligations go unpaid.” without question

    “I didn’t vote for him last time,…” i did, the complete corruption of the Legislative and Executive branches is openly revealed, my vote counted. Not again.

    Which party will spend money we don’t have to feed our nation’s children and which will continue along the current trajectory and hope some of the largesse trickles down?

    “…the clinically incompetent Joe Biden is an obvious stalking horse for something more sinister.” True. The dark horse of revenge is being curried in the stable and the jockey clad in the lowest common denominator will be no less sinister as the beast bolts from the gate.

    “32 percent of Americans did not make a full on-time housing payment in July, up slightly from 30 percent in June” Apartment List

    128.58 million households (Statista) 2019, 2.52 members per household (Statista) to arrive a low number of children affected .32*128,580,000*.26. This is about 82% of all children determined to live in households below the poverty level.

    Not a single measure being considered by the legislative branch has a snowball’s chance in hell of even reaching the executive desk.

    The FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT sign is flashing in the passenger cabin.

    How far can we go on one engine? All the way to the scene of the crash! (Ron White)

  30. Urinthe Village July 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

    The racial animus that has been ramped up and amplified through MSM reporting, misreporting, and deliberate under-reporting is simply a tool in service of some other agenda. While that is easy to discern, it is less easy to see the entirety of the actual agenda, and exactly who or what is driving it. It certainly seems to have goals of the production of maximal discord among the populace, broad economic destruction, and the erasure of any component of US history that could be seen in a positive light. Is the Democratic Party the architect of this, or simply an opportunistic accomplice? One is tempted to consider that Marxists are consummating a long-awaited and planned destruction of US Capitalism and the Constitutional Republic, but, 1) I hate to sound like the old folks I heard in the 1960’s blaming Communism for everything from Civil Rights protests to opposition to the Viet Nam war, and, 2) I can’t believe Marxists are clever enough to have executed a long-term plan. Perhaps there are just a multitude of different agendas taking advantage of recent events but it has the feeling of something more than serendipity. For the first time in my 66 years it seems like the entire Constitution and the Republic are actually at risk. I understand the economic and energy-related realities that are the basis for the collapse of previous “arrangements,” but the current momentum suggests that someone or something is engineering a particular mode of accelerated failure at this point in time. It is hard to understand why peak oil or doomed monetary policies in and of themselves would necessitate the demonization of everyone who ever did anything in the name of the United States, or the complete re-imagining of US history. Those phenomena seem to be in service to an ideology. Will someone clever please tie this together, and, if referencing Soros, the Vatican, or the Illuminati, please provide credible references. I’m not being flippant; I would just like to know how such theories are supported.

    • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

      There’s another very important actor here and it is CHINA. China has taken the old Soviet tactic of cultural demoralization and updated it with its financial resources and agents.

      As for the Vatican, there’s an encyclopedia of books on the topic and they would contain the specific references you ask for. Do a search using a non-Google search engine such as https://searchconservative.com and you’ll get plenty of information to study for a whole lifetime. A good book to read is Vatican Assassins by Eric Jon Phelps.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

      No, they’re not going to destroy the Corporations who support and fund them now, are they? But take down the independent middle class? Of course!

      Who funded Communism? Why, Capitalism did. Banking was far ahead, and “woke” first. But now the rest of Capitalism is mature in its corporate, global form and wants to rule the World. What need of an independent middle class who might harbor dangerous thoughts?

      Schiff & Loeb helped fund the Russian Revolution. Now Chase Manhattan I believe. You can take that to the bank (google it).

    • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 5:20 pm #

      The racial animus serves the globalist agenda. Corporate elites are not satisfied. They want open borders and the dissolution of the nation state, in order to remove the red tape that keeps them from accessing human and natural resources.

      The movement of labor is key to their aims. Meaning the jobs are where labor is cheap and you move for the job. The global plantation.

      They seek to centralize power, and they are using the surveillance apparatus that they helped create to move toward that end. China is the test bed (see the social credit score, cashless payments).

      Read up on what the Open Society Foundation is involved in, in order to understand how these forces infiltrate local government, subvert the populace, gain power, and launch color revolutions (see Ukraine/Maidan, OSF neoliberal involvement).

      The US is currently in the midst of the Purple Revolution. See Hill Dawg’s delayed concession speech, in which she and Bill sport the colors.

      • akmofo July 14, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

        Someone who gets it.

        And without us buying their corporate products and services they are up the creek. Shop only at local family businesses and boycott stock exchange listed corporations.

    • MX Vet 57 July 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

      I’m not reading your wall of text. Paragraphs are your friend.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 1:59 am #

      The roots of the race-hustle and blame whitey (“Civil Rights”) movement goes back at least a century and in its modern forms are substantially the result of the activities of Soviet Comintern agents.

      Perhaps the earliest active such Comintern agents was a Hungarian who when he came to the United States adopted the name John Pepper. Pepper, born József Schwartz, was also known as József Pogány (meanng “pagan”, or “heathen”).

      In 1919, Pepper had been a member of the communist government of Bela Kun and took part in directing its infamous Hungarian Red Terror. In 1924 he was director of the Comintern Information Bureau and a member of its Negro Commission. In the USA his assigned task was to involve himself with nurturing a sense of grievance among the blacks.

      In 1928, while in the USA, Pepper chaired the Party’s Negro Commission and authored the pamphlet American Negro Problems. The big issue in the Party at that time was whether negroes should seek civil rights or self-determination (their own nation). The Party supported the latter – that appering to be the more disruptive route and more troublesome for the USA – but Pepper argued for the former. This position was one reason (if genuine reasons were ever really needed) why he ultimately got the chop.

      Pepper got a little of what he deserved when he was executed on Stalin’s orders during the Great Terror of 1937–38.

      Pepper’s life, like that of many Comintern agents, was fascinating, full of travel, romance, danger, risk-taking, flights, schemes and subterfuges.

      You can read more about him at this link:

      https://newpol.org/comintern-international-agent-talented-and-reviled-pepper/

  31. 4014HAMPHEDGE July 13, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

    “Get your map” is first step for ones with initiative to adopt and rebuild dormant & abandoned rail corridor to assure connection to farm districts. Mike Walker Publishing has all time US Rail Map Atlas books by region. EssPeeVee dot SeeOh dot YouKay.

    Metros will be the worst hell holes as time passes, but downtown rail food distribution was the norm in the mid-20th century. Some places with commuter rail have a better chance to continue food delivery when trucking fails. Thompson Bros. Maps circa 1940;s will show track matrix serving warehousing and valuable for guidance during post disaster rebuild, where will and resources permit

    Israel reborn and holding her own is an indicator the Bible is Trustworthy & True. Le;s see how this 100 to 1 outnumbered sliver of Middle East Real Estate i last one standing over the decade. Genesis 12 offers insights ans fair warnings to the UN and the BDS crowd, William Koenig offers compendium of cause & effect with meddling . See read & heed “EYE TO EYE”. Are you awake, Mr. Kushner?

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

      Didn’t Trump announce about a year ago that he is “King of Israel”? After moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

      Does this fit in with your Biblical prophecies?

      • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        Did he now!

        Surely you have the full quote available and sourced?

        Inquiring minds really want to hear Trump tell us that he is actually the King of Israel.

        Don’t let me down…

        • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

          Most Israelis had no idea what they’d be getting if Trump got elected. Most assumed more of the same. The embassy move was promised from the days of Regan and never fulfilled.

          Trump has been a godsend for a Israel. Most important is the situation with Iran and the $130 billion sponsorship of their nuclear weapons program by the Vatican mafia. Trump reversed that. This is probably THE MOST important policy act of the Trump administration. People simply don’t appreciate how close we were coming to a cascade leading to a global nuclear holocaust.

          But Trump has also been a godsend for the US. He has exposed the systemic corruption and criminality of the gov mafia, and this will lead to a reversal of long standing cultural and political processes that will bring a bright future to the US.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

            He kept his promises to Israel, but not to America. He once put unarmed troops on the southern border and strung some barbed wire, Kept them there for weeks. It felt familiar and then I remembered: the same dumb stunt Obama pulled.

          • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

            The US situation involves the Democratic Congress that refuses to fund the wall. You can’t blame Trump for this. He is only one man fighting a sea of enemies and traitors within his party.

  32. Sean Coleman July 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

    When they announce the number of new cases of the wretched virus do they also say how many tests this is based on? I suspect not but I am interested in hearing if it is so. I know they have not been doing this in Germany as many doctors and scientists have complained about it. One of these (well, he is Austrian) is Martin Haditsch, who is an expert in statistics as well as medicine.

    Say you have a test which is 90% accurate for both sensitivity and specificity. This does not mean that 9 tests of out 10 tests are accurate, and certainly not a low levels of infection. Take an infection rate of 1%. Out of 10k people 100 will have an infection. The 90% accurate test will find 90 of these (and not detect the remaining ten). But it is with the remainder, those who do not have the infection, that the problem is. Of that 9,900 990 will be reported as positive in error (false positives). In other words, the predictive accuracy of the test is only 8% and 11 out of 12 positive results will be false.

    I do not follow the media but I Sky News was on the telly in the barbers the other day when I was getting my hair cut. Leicester was shut down again because of a ‘surge’ in cases of the wretched virus. A local spokesman (council? business? I do not know) said it was simply because there were more tests. Hitchens investigated and found out that there had only been one lot of testing in the city at first, but just before the shut-down there had been 7 or 8 more!

    Prof. Haditsch said that any reasonable maths pupil at Hauptschule level (pretty average in other words) could work it out yet govt scientific advisors cannot. This is so similar to the global warming nonsense.

    You cannot get through to anyone. Intelligent, eduicated people are deluded and living in the collective fantasy. Others will listen to you but it means nothing to them. I was talking about the wretched virus to my wife’s brother-in-law yesterday, a farmer and a decent, simple fellow. He just wanted to talk about my gas fire.

    • abbybwood July 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

      Speaking of guys on the tellie, be sure to check out Tucker Carlson tonight as he does his song and dance regarding one of his top writers being fired for posting racist and misogynistic and homophobic screeds on social media.

      Obviously Tucker Carlson can not be held responsible if someone on his team is a total bonehead, but it sure will be fun to watch how he spins this one.

      • malthuss July 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

        freedom of speech? ‘you bring a knife, Ill bring a gun’ etc.

      • romanmanner July 13, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

        When did leadership become ‘if the people I choose for my team fuck up, I’m not responsible for it’?

        You olds are fucking hilarious.

      • newworld July 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

        “Racist” is a lefty codeword for White, big deal. Silly political rhetoric used by evil people, hell call em kulaks or wreckers for all it matters.

        Silly, silly people and evil.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

        Yes, his man was very indiscrete in telling funny jokes that happen to be true. He’s hurt Tucker and to hurt Tucker is to hurt Trump, and to hurt Trump, is to hurt the real America and American people.

        • Q. Shtik July 13, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

          to hurt Trump, is to hurt the real America and American people. – Sredni

          ===========

          Returning to the Trump fold, I see.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 3:20 am #

            The dogs unite when the wolf appears. The Dems have released the savages on us. They can never be allowed to take power again.

    • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

      #TheCoronaHoax

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

      You have been sipping Baysean stew Sean Coleman. You know to consider the excluded middle.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

      As Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita: The four castes are not arbitrary man made designations. They are made by Me.

      King Louie liked to tinker with clocks as France went down into Hell. A sudra (workman) dressed up like a King. Trump is a vaisya/ksyatria – or businessman mixed with warrior/ruler. Most people are mixed like this. Your brother in law is a sudra. Nothing wrong with that! A good sudra is a joy forever. The higher must rest on the lower after all.

      Kdog is a Brahmin or Priest/Intellectual – but a bad one pushing the false doctrine of Communism. A ranter and a level. Wants to destroy caste and mix all levels and races resulting in universal destruction. Exactly what Krishna warns against.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

        level-er. The er is important. See Plato’s Myth of Er.

    • Colsterworth July 14, 2020 at 12:21 am #

      When they announce the number of new cases of the wretched virus do they also say how many tests this is based on?

      It seems to me it’s not the most relevant factor. Tests aren’t (in general) undertaken randomly – they are mostly taken by people who have symptoms, or people who have been in likely contact with those who have tested positive.

      So even if a dramatic increase in positive cases (setting aside the probably accuracy of the tess) results in much higher numbers of infected (and therefore infectious) people, then that is vital to know, and for isolation | contact-tracing to be implemented.

      Anyway – I think the better metric is the numbers that present to hospitals for treatment, ranging from the mildly affected through to the very ill. These stats are independent of other factors, and are comparable over time.

      See Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California.

      • Sean Coleman July 14, 2020 at 11:19 am #

        “It seems to me it’s not the most relevant factor. Tests aren’t (in general) undertaken randomly – they are mostly taken by people who have symptoms, or people who have been in likely contact with those who have tested positive.”

        Good point, but I would amend it to “people who believe they have symptoms or their doctors believe they have symptoms”.

        Some German doctors have argued persuasively that there is nothing new about the symptoms (or rather the expanding range of vaguely defined symptoms) attributed tot he wretched virus. In other words, if it was not for the test nobody would know it was there at all.

        At a generalized infection rate of 1% (it is said that the German rate is under this) a 99% accurate test will still be only 50% accurate for positive results. Drosten’s test is claimed to be 98.6% accurate under lab conditions. My guess is that at least 3 out of 4 positives are false.

        Now, even when the test is accurate it only tells us the present of a mild flu and quite possibly one that has been around for quite a while. The reason corona viruses were not studied much in the past is because they are not as dangerous as the flu. These viruses probably act in tandem with each other.

        And I am not even going into the arguments about the mistreatment of suspected victims. Dr Claus Kohnlein, I think, spoke about the Lancet case study where a 50 year old virus sufferer was treated with (from memory) cortisone, antibiotics, antivirals and Interferon, all of them immune suppressants. The study regretted that, in spite of all these drugs, the patient died. Kohnlein said it was no surprise that he died as a result of the treatement. This is just one angle on the treatment side; there are many.

        Then there is the media reporting, the official statistics, advice in some countries (Germany and Italy come to mind) not to carry out autopsies on safety grounds. Above all the failure to distinguish between dying with and of the virus (this was clear from the very start). I anticipate they will fiddle with and fudge mortality figures.

        Then there is the official response. In Britain it was originally to resist the panic, then there was a U-turn to Plan B, to shut everything down to stop the health service from being overwhelmed. Plan C forgot all about Plan B and continued the house arrest, merely tinkering with it at the edges. Plan D in June was a return to work but with a stupid two metre rule without any basis in science.

        It is completely stupid.

        This is collective fantasy. We have had the BLM madness since then and now we have the Maxwell woman’s case. “She will spill the beans,” I hear said but about what if nothing happened?

  33. jeff2002 July 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

    Of course Covid case counts are up, since testing has skyrocketed. And because the PCR technology used in the test was never meant to diagnose infectious disease–said PCR’s inventor, Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis–false positives are guaranteed. Everybody and their cat will test positive for Covid-19.

    There’s a real virus prowling out there, but it is weakening as it works through the population, and the mortality rate is nowhere near the original fear-mongering predictions of millions of dead. New data, such as antibody studies from Stanford and Penn State, show vastly more infections than originally thought. The upside is a much reduced mortality rate, down to .2% to .3%—in line with a bad flu.

    We’re being taken for a ride. The only question is whether we’ll be allowed to get off.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

      Never! All must be masked slaves, tested, tracked, stuck, and then finally implanted with all kinds of chips – as we do dogs and cats.

      They’ve taken of their Mask. Now they want to put one on us. A hijab. A Cuck Muzzle.

    • RocketDoc July 13, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

      I have had the flu 4-5 times. Once so bad I quit smoking. But I don’t want this bug. It gives me a queasy feeling like the movie The Deer Hunter. The Sequella are still unknown. I’m working and not being taken for any “ride”. But Times are challenging; play safe or sit in your room….?

  34. amb July 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

    The only logical and pragmatic thing to do is re-elect Trump. The Democrats are a cancerous tumor in America’s government and body politic. Trump’s personality and habits are insignificant and irrelevant at this point in the process. We need his disruption. We need his economic nationalism. His America First agenda. He is the only thing standing between America and the CCP’s Marxist/Maoist takeover of our country. The Democrats have morphed into being a tool of the CCP. Trump, and his successors who follow the basic America First agenda, is our only hope.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

      Re-elect a proven loser in a nation that needs serious help. How logical is that?

      • vengeur July 13, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

        Exactly why I can’t vote for Biden. Proven loser who needs serious help..

      • amb July 13, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

        Your perception and logic is wanting. Proven loser? He’s accomplished some VERY important things–especially in foreign policy–despite all of the barriers, obstruction and sabotage. He would’ve done a lot more on a geo-political, military reduction, immigration, economic, gov corruption, etc. basis if he had been allowed to. We have no real true leaders, and any that have the qualifications for leadership would never set foot in DC, so, he is all that we have for now. We’d better work on his successors to keep the nationalist, America First agenda going. We need serious leaders because as you say, we need serious help. At least Trump got the ball rolling. You better vote for him K-Dog or I’m gonna find you and it ain’t gonna be pretty (joke).

      • amb July 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

        Your perception and logic is wanting. Proven loser? He’s accomplished some VERY important things–especially in foreign policy–despite all of the barriers, obstruction and sabotage. He would’ve done a lot more on a geo-political, military reduction, immigration, economic, gov corruption, etc. basis if he had been allowed to. We have no real true leaders, and any that have the qualifications for leadership would never set foot in DC, so, he is all that we have for now. We’d better work on his successors to keep the nationalist, America First agenda going. We need serious leaders because as you say, we need serious help. At least Trump got the ball rolling. You better vote for him K-Dog or I’m gonna find you and it ain’t gonna be pretty (joke).

        • vsoguy July 13, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

          Military reduction? Didn’t he increase the military budget without even being asked to do so by the military? With that said I’m not here to start an argument or hurl insults..There’s plenty of that going around as it is..

          • amb July 13, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

            We need to build up our military and make it the greatest and powerful on the planet (and never use it). It is a sad fact that this must be done. By reduction, I meant DJT has been in disagreement with the ME wars and wanting to bring out troops home but he is up against almost total opposition to that.

          • benr July 14, 2020 at 8:11 am #

            @vsoguy

            Obama all but chocked out the US military by under funding it yes Congress holds the strings for money but Presidents can also have a profound effect on how money is used.
            The USNavy alone was spiraling down the drain and was losing ships equipment and personnel faster than it could replace it.

            https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2017/01/08/the-obama-era-is-over-here-s-how-the-military-rates-his-legacy/

            Every time the US decides to defund and make the military smaller we are forced to spend way more to get it back to the point it needs to be.
            One would think the brain trust in DC would understand this as we have been caught flat footed so many times before.

            It might just have been Obama would be more flexible to do Russia bidding after his election I can only imagine what he was up to had that moment not been caught and gone viral what we would be seeing now.

            Knowing Democrats penchant to accuse the opposition of what they are really doing we can clearly see Obama was conspiring with Russia about something and it was not just nuke draw downs.

            Trump reversed all of that by funding the military and giving them raises to boot.
            Military housing crumbled under Obama.
            Military equipment was falling apart and our service members were at times reduced to scavenging to repair forward deployed assets.

            Yet another negative Obama legacy reversed by Trump.
            No wonder the DNC hates Trump so he has cost them decades of conniving and bad faith decisions and set back their anti-American plans.

    • Colsterworth July 14, 2020 at 4:06 am #

      The only logical and pragmatic thing to do is re-elect Trump.

      I think it’s the total opposite … the only thing that leads to a better America is a Democrat trifecta.

      But even outside removing Trump – a very bad and corrupt person in the Oval Office – the key for the Democrats is to try and get a working majority in the Senate … that is critical, it seems to me. The House should be okay.

      A President Biden can reverse all of Trump’s Executive Orders, and hopefully introduce a tax reform bill to undo the failed tax legislation of Trump and McConnell. Increase the minimum wage, bolster Obamacare, plus make sure that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are safeguarded.

      These are the things that most affect millions upon millions of Americans, it seems to me. All the rest is cotton candy.

  35. romanmanner July 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

    Well, I know why I don’t visit this page often anymore.

    Is there anything more sad than an old man who can’t see the forest for the trees?

    That he thinks Trump is a better alternative to Biden says it all.

    Also, the amount of racism on this page is more than enough to discredit any of the ideas the author may have. It’s gross, persistent, and apparently tolerated.

    The only conclusion to be drawn is that Jim himself is racist. It would explain his love for Trump.

    I’ts sad, Jim. I’d donate the books I’ve purchased from you, but I’ll just throw them in the dumpster instead.

    • Daddyotis July 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm #

      TDS

    • vsoguy July 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

      Lata

    • amb July 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

      romanmanner: totally illogical. more ad hominem nonsense. obviously a programmed progressive. possibly a troll.

    • Urinthe Village July 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

      What is sad is a commentator who can’t construct an argument or defend a position, but can only call our host “racist.” Brilliant.

      If have any persuasive argument to support your preference for Biden over Trump, please make your case. Inserting a sarcastic comment meant to imply that there is not even a need for a discussion does not equal an argument in any forum.

      And since you introduced name-calling, I’m just going to presume you are a moron. Your post says it all.

      • Urinthe Village July 13, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

        Correction: If you have..

    • RB July 13, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

      You think there is racism here? Wait for it. Racism is going to be spectacular in the months and years ahead. Whites I know, including some thinking liberals (rare that they are) are fed up with being accused of racism just because someone says so. If the democrats gain power, you can expect some serious nutty legislation regarding racism that will not apply to white folks. It will be another special treatment of a particular group. This is going to get very, very ugly. In fact, BLM is a recruiting poster for all sorts of right wing groups.

      I assume you are black? If not, then you are a racist because I say so.
      That’s how it works you see.

    • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

      Let’s give a warm welcome to our latest Media Matters agent.

      Welcome, Romanmanner. Gird your loins.

    • Ricechex July 15, 2020 at 12:22 am #

      I see you aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

  36. Pucker July 13, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

    Hebrews 11:13-16 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. (14) For they that say such things make it manifest that they are seeking after a country of their own. (15) And if indeed they had been mindful of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. (16) But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city.

    Father gave this pastor some dreams that have been coming true in 2020:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=6TdpMSMP9x4

    Judas Iscariot was an example of how deep seated the enemy is:
    https://sumofthyword.com/2017/01/18/the-mystery-of-lawlessness/

    • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

      If you’re gonna reference fictional Roman scribed characters from a fictional Roman satirical caricature you need to attribute them and it as such.

    • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

      What happen to Mr. Spock screwing Nurse Chapel, Puck? What’s with the liturgy?

      RW

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm #

        Spock and Christine

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 9:44 pm #

          Yeah, a few months ago Puck was on about Mr. Spock doing Christine, but no sooner did I look away to read a bit of politics and he is now off on a biblical search for Hebrew mythology?

          Puck should get back on track with Spock and Nurse Chapel before voting day IMHO.

          This election is tearing him apart, I’m afraid.

          It’ll be over soon, Puck, don’t worry, buddy.

          K-Dog and me will wait it out with you, buddy.

          RW

  37. Roundball Shaman July 13, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

    2020 Rules For American Life

    1. You must support only Democrats because Everyone Who Counts Says You Must Do This.

    2. You must wear a Mask at all times (including eating, drinking, brushing your teeth and having dental work done) and you must fully and mercilessly shame others who don’t wear masks because Sham Science Says Masks Work And You Must Believe It And Pillage Those Not Of The Faith.

    3. Spend your fake handout faux money from the government on things you don’t need instead of paying your rent and bills. Demand more fake handout faux money from the government when your supply runs low and demand Reparations From Anyone Who Ever Offended You For Any Reason because outrage and living off the wealth of others is the New Financial Deal For America.

    4. Landru, guide us! You will be… Absorbed! You will know Peace and Contentment. THE BODY SHALL BE CLEANSED. Your individuality will merge with the Universal Good. The Good Of The Body shall prevail! But look out. In November comes the Red Hour!

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

      And what are the Riots but Festival? An important part of religious duty. Only the elderly can be excused. For all others, the Archons, the Voice and Hand of Landru will find you.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

        It was the will of Landru. But at the end:

        TRUMP: I think. I live.
        K-Dog: You are the evil. The evil must be destroyed. Fulfill the Prime Directive.
        (Smoke starts to rise from the base of the main computer bank.)
        K-Dog: You
        TRUMP: Landru, help me!
        K-Dog: are the evil. Fulfill the Prime Directive.
        TRUMP: Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me!
        (Fire breaks out and things go bang. The machine dies. Now Kirk and Spock step briefly into the computer room.)
        K-Dog: Well, Marplon, you’re on your own now. I hope you’re up to it. (to Lawgivers) And you can get rid of those robes. If I were you, I’d start look for another job. Kirk to Enterprise. Come in.

        .
        .
        .
        K-Dog: Yes, Lindstrom.
        LINDSTROM [OC]: I just wanted to say goodbye, Captain.
        K-Dog: How’s it going?
        LINDSTROM [OC]: Couldn’t be better. Already this morning, we’ve had half a dozen domestic quarrels and two genuine knock-down drag-outs. It may not be paradise, but it’s certainly human.
        K-Dog: Sounds most promising. Good luck.
        SPOCK: How often mankind has wished for a world as peaceful and secure as the one Landru provided.
        K-Dog: Yes. And we never got it. Just lucky, I guess.

        • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

          Is Janos now both Sredni Vashtar AND Roundball Shaman??

          I’m so confused ha ha

          • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

            The Janos entity lives wherever beasts are happy, and men, free.

          • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

            Roundball Shaman mentioned Star Trek’s Landru, and I, for one, really don’t think Janos is a Trekie given his knowledge of historiography. I think Janos is a heavy reader but not a slacker TV watcher that imbibes on Start Trek as that would be far too cheesy a thing for Janos given his cerebral nature and all.

            RW

          • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

            “The Janos entity lives wherever beasts are happy, and men, free.”

            ha ha

            thanks for the laugh buddy

            the next shot of vodka is for you

          • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

            Al contraire, slack is the White Man’s tao, just as the funk is the Black Man’s slack, and the tao the Yellow Man’s funk.

            The tao that can taoed is not the eternal Tao. And the slack that can funcked, is not the eternal Slack. And the funk that can be slacked is not the eternal Funk.

  38. amb July 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

    Those who vote for Democrat Party are so deeply and blindly programmed by the Globalist/Marxist ideology that has been infiltrating and seeping into the foundations of our society, culture and government since the early 1930s. The propaganda machines of gov, academia, media, and entertainment have done a very successful job. Those who vote Democrat are unwittingly destroying what remains of The Great American Experiment and are sentencing the people of this nation to the loss of the best country that ever existed in that the pursuit of liberty, freedom and prosperity was in our grasp. Capitalism, in all its forms (good or bad) brought us the industrial revolutions, science, technology, and the wealth that enabled us to prosper and take some of the suffering out of the world. Wake up, snap out of it fools… vote Republican/Conservative. They don’t have all the answers–and are corrupt and crazy too–but they’ll keep the American Experiment going to some degree, while the Democrats will totally erase it. And then you and your progeny will deserve to live in the United States of Marxist China (a vassal state).

    • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

      The American experiment failed March 10th 2008 around 11:00am Bear Stearns time NYC. It failed serially with Fanny Mae, Freddie Mac, Sally May, AIG, Lehman Brothers Inc., ad infinitum on towards BlackRock Inc., and all American taxpayers, and non-tax paying Americans from coast-to-coast in all states of the union of a cartel monopoly that steals the lion’s share of public wealth on a YoY basis rendering future generations insolvent at the behest of greedy rich bankers that have multiple citizenships in order to escape hyper-inflationary or deflationary headwinds.

      Richard ‘the Gorilla of Wall Street’ Fuld made $700 million USD for selling the corporation of the USA down the river on a leveraged bet of 44:1 whereby if he lost the bet the house would back it because it was too-big-of-a-bet-to-fail lest he be jailed, or impaled if he failed.

      To date the Gorilla of Wall Street runs a family office for his finance management income. His net worth and the fact that he was never sanctioned for his gross negligence makes it that much more problematic when people like you advocate for more of same when in fact we are at the end of the road when it comes to fraud instead of honest business practice as a driver of business and prosperity.

      RW

      • newworld July 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm #

        Yep

      • Captain Swing July 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

        Mr White – I was going to write something like that, but I can’t improve upon perfection. Bravo, Sir.

        • Robert White July 13, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

          Thank you kindly, Captain Swing.

          Cheers, Robert

        • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 5:21 am #

          Cargill re-enters the forum after his third ban. How long until the trolling resumes?

          • benr July 14, 2020 at 9:48 am #

            Yea I had the same exact thought.

    • Colsterworth July 14, 2020 at 6:19 am #

      Those who vote for Democrat Party are so deeply and blindly programmed by the Globalist/Marxist ideology that has been infiltrating and seeping into the foundations of our society, culture and government since the early 1930s.

      I actually think it’s the reverse … the only reason millions of Americans have a slightly better life than their ancestors is because enough good men and women voted FDR in, and he set the model for at least some form of safety net.

      Every reform hat has helped labour and all really hard-working American families – both urban and rural – from 1860 until today, has been done by the Democrats, and all of them have been fought against bitterly by the Republicans … they’re definitely on the wrong side of history, and remain desperately so under Trump.

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:55 am #

        Two conflicting opinions here. Bullshit meets bullshit in a constipated mess.

        Every reform hat has helped labour and all really hard-working American families – both urban and rural – from 1860 until today, has been done by the Democrats

        The publishing of facts and opinion should be limited to those who are like Santa Clause. They check lists twice.

        At the time of the Civil War, all slaveholders were Democrats, or at least no one has found an exception at this time. And the Democratic Party was the party of Jim Crow, as well. Although the KKK was not officially aligned with the Democratic party, it consisted of white Democrats who terrorized both white and black Republicans (mostly black ones).

        And now corporations control both parties.

        As long as people think we can vote our way out of this mess nothing will change. In other words America is toast because it can’t and won’t think big enough to save itself.

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:58 am #

          Colsterworth is the re-entry of the AU poser so I suppose charity would give him a break on the American History. I’m not Charity.

          The belief in blue purity and red corruptions keepss the American people in bondage.

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 9:59 am #

            this should not have been in italic as they are my words.

            And now corporations control both parties.

            As long as people think we can vote our way out of this mess nothing will change. In other words America is toast because it can’t and won’t think big enough to save itself.

          • beantownbill. July 14, 2020 at 11:40 am #

            I happen to agree with you.

  39. newworld July 13, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

    It’s not the global economy it’s the Globalist’s economy, big dif.

  40. Jo-G July 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

    “It’s crucial to their strategy of forcing a vote-by-mail system that would easily invite voter fraud. ”
    In a previous comment I pointed out that here in ROK on April 15 they held national elections, in person. They do meticulous contact tracing compared to the U.S.. After a few weeks they found no cases of Covid-19 that could be traced to the voting process. You can see their voting protocol in the April 14 or 13 press releases from the KCDC. The U.S. shouldn’t even be discussing forced vote by mail because of Covid-19.

    What concerns me is that I don’t see how a vote by mail can be anonymous and fraud free. If the Democrats win, a vote by mail vote for Trump becomes hate speech and you and your family lose your job and ability to function economically for being a “racist”. You get blacklisted. I know a family who were blacklisted back in their home (communist) country because of grand parents. They were allowed to work entry level jobs but couldn’t ever be promoted. They were labeled “politically unreliable” because the grand fatherss were business men. I guess the Democrats would call it “politically in-correct”.

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 10:06 am #

      King county WA has a receipt system. You can get a confirmation that your vote was actually counted.

      You put an envelope inside an envelope to make it secure and anonymous. Opening the first envelope gives the info for the receipt which is read off in a bar code. People don’t enter the data. Then the still sealed ballot is put into a count box and opened for the tally by other workers.

      Mail out the ballots, supervise the whole thing and properly manage lock boxes (only let a minority of ballots actually go through the mail) and it should be a good system.

      • Jo-G July 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

        Thanks. Just don’t randomize the opening sequence in the count box and you’ve got a match between the receipt and the vote.

  41. K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

    US Marshals at work. Trump is a two-fer of incompetence. I wish the world was not coming to an end so that Trump would have to answer to history.

    And when we cascade off Seneca’s Cliff in the middle of the next Trump presidency I’d wish too if I could for a history so that those having the cold chill of knowing that they voted for an Anti-Christ the second time he ran. would know that history will document their folly.

    • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      There are longer videos you can watch that catch more of the action then the vid you have there.

      The US Marshals are not city cops. They aren’t gonna kneel like the Portland PD did. They aren’t social workers. They are stationed to maintain the integrity of the federal courthouse. The people rioting outside that courthouse don’t give a shit about George Floyd or ‘justice’ for anybody. Don’t be naive. The people who wanted to storm that courthouse wanna overthrow the federal government, and replace it with a marxist totalitarian government.

      https://katu.com/news/local/man-charged-with-assaulting-federal-officer-with-hammer-during-portland-protest

      that also happened during the attack on the courthouse.

      • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 5:57 am #

        These weak Mayors in NYC, Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland, look at the results of their inaction and unwillingness to keep or restore civil order. It used to be a maxim — a Big City mayor lived and died by his police department. Well, we are seeing what happens when a mayor politicises his PD, fails to support it, and ultimately turns his back on it. One gets the perception that Wheeler in Portland and DiBlassio in NYC are in sympathy and politically aligned with looters and arsonists, tying the hands of the cops every way they can. Now their cities are dying a slow death. With 40s straight days of riots, who would invest any money in downtown Portland? Who would go on vacation there?

        Brh

        • beantownbill. July 14, 2020 at 11:42 am #

          Slow death? It seems that cities are in a death spiral circling down the drain.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

      The Security Head of Evergreen College resigned during the troubles. They had tied her hands and didn’t want to be responsible when something terrible happened.

      Ditto with Cops in every liberal city. They are told not to us tear gas and then they can’t do their job of clearing the streets. Would you rather they use their batons? Bean bag guns? Rubber bullets?

      Good on Trump for beginning to take real action.

    • amb July 13, 2020 at 10:48 pm #

      Oh please. So histrionic. DJT is just an outsider, a non-politician, a symptom of the times. The disruption is good. Look at all of the negatives that DJT’s presence has brought to the fore (fake news, leftist academia, leftist entertainment, horrible and corrupt trade deals, crazy foreign policy, globalist influence on our country, CCP influence on our country, immigration, the Dem Party, etc.). He’s a breath of fresh air.

  42. lbs July 13, 2020 at 6:38 pm #

    It just occurred to me, covid is like cholesterol.

    You know how they take the bad cholesterol number and the good cholesterol number, add them together, and that sum is your total cholesterol, which is bad.

    WTF!

    Now take covid. More cases are bad if they are leading to high risk people contracting the virus, hospitalizations go up, and/or deaths going up.

    The are good if they are not causing those effects, since it means more low-risk people are getting the virus and becoming immune. (herd immunity)

    Bottom line, the number of infected people is a useless metric. It’s even more useless when you consider that it is heavily dependent on how widespread testing is.

    I don’t know whether there’s a second wave or not, I haven’t taken a close look at the numbers that actually matter. But it is a 100% certainty that the “journalist” community doesn’t give a flying f*** what the facts are and determines what’s good or bad depending on what’s good or bad for Trump.

    • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

      This is the most ridiculous post all day, congratulations and I hope your grandmother dies.

      Perhaps not the most decorous way for a presidential candidate to express themselves, but effective and almost honest.

      The nation forgot what honesty was. To get over the Trump-20 virus we will need to find it.

      And like RIGHT NOW !

      Obsquatulate Trumptopia NOW!!

      • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

        “…congratulations and I hope your grandmother dies.”~Dog

        No comment/

      • Railroaderncng July 13, 2020 at 11:38 pm #

        What a BS character you are. The things we must endure for the 1st amendment.

      • benr July 13, 2020 at 11:50 pm #

        Douchebagery taken to next level.
        A pox upon your house k-douche enough with your nonsense already.

    • BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

      I think at some point all of us will be infected sooner or later.

      Like in The Walking Dead, everybody on earth has the virus.

      There’s no avoiding it.

      Brh

    • Mountain gal July 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

      @lbs

      Except that recent studies seem to be finding that herd immunity may not be achievable as it appears that most people lose their covid antibodies within a few months of infection. Oops.

    • Robert White July 15, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

      The so-called ‘Herd Immunity’ thesis is much misunderstood vis-à-vis SARS-2-nCoV-19 in that one cannot achieve ‘herd immunity’ with a deadly man made Pandemic Pathogen given the molecular technological manipulation made to the bioweapon when it was processed in a Biosecurity Level Four-BSL-4 laboratory with Gain-of-Function ability and Dual Use offensive & defensive military capability.

      SARS-2-nCoV-19 has enabled Gain-of-Function process that is manifesting worldwide to destroy infrastructure throughout the entire world due to the fact that ‘herd immunity’ cannot be achieved with a rDNA retrovirus that has enabled Gain-of-Function ability that spreads the bioweapon at an exponential rate of speed that populations or infrastructure cannot keep up with.

      This American man made bioweapon is completely unstoppable and will create a situation for all governance that will lead to absolute pandemonium worldwide and concomitant thermonuclear war between aged and dying superpowers that will be in a worldwide donnybrook for the time it takes to completely destroy the world, and everyone in it except maybe the military that will hide out in nuclear safe bunkers for the duration of civilization as it peters out.

      RW

      • Q. Shtik July 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

        Aside from ^that^, RW is feeling quite chipper this afternoon.

        • Robert White July 15, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

          I ordered some new brushes for a 3 1/4 horse power used router I bought at the Flea Market for $10.00 last weekend.
          Turns out that my new used Freud ft2200vce v1 3 1/4 horse power 1/2 inch collet woodworking Router is made in Spain and worth approximately $300.00 CDN even today.

          Each day that passes brings me closer to the eventual day when my new electric motor brushes come in a set in the mail via Canada Post. It’s like Christmas waiting for my new set of brushes which cost $13.60 USD on E-Bay and will be arriving in the mail sometime before August.

          For $23.00 CDN I managed to get the highest line Commercial Grade woodworking router that is 1/2 inch collet. The half inch collets are ultra heavy duty and now I can use my new used router for finishing any old crappy piece of wood I have laying around the basement woodworking workroom I have amassed
          over the years of collecting woodworking tools.

          Collecting and repairing old broken tools from the flea market is FUN stuff that brings JOY into my life. If I can’t tear down machinery and motors of all sorts I go antsy and stir crazy over time.

          RW

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm #

            I might be about to start taking the woodworking hand-tool road soon. Do you have Lee Valley over there? Where are you located if you don’t mind my asking? (I’m in Nova Scotia.)

            Two weeks ago, I successfully (simple pot-)distilled my first ever moonshine/vodka/ethanol whatever you want to call it. (Because of all the store closures and semi-closures, I couldn’t get the appropriate pipes/fittings for the pressure-cooker still and couldn’t wait. Soon, though.)

            Although I still have a touch left to do of the wash, from a bit under 4 liters of sugar wash (~$3 or $4 CAD for all the ingredients), I got about 750 milliliters, likely around the usual store’s 40% from it, given that I didn’t throw out the ‘tails’ (the end part of the distillation).

          • Robert White July 16, 2020 at 9:26 am #

            Leonard Lee was the founder of Lee Valley Tools and he was an Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA entrepreneur. I applied to work for Lee Valley Tools back when I graduated form Tool & Die Making in 84.

            Lee Valley Tools would not give me a job so you can pretty much guess what I have to say about that company. Moreover, I would never own any tool or fitting that was manufactured by Lee Valley Tools Inc.

            I personally hope that the founder of Lee Valley Tools and his progeny are all going to rot in Hell forever and a day.

            Woodworking is great stuff if you buy used tools from the flea market, but if you go full bore Retail buying at places like Lee Valley Tools you will pay through the nose and will be supporting the scumbags that would not hire me when I graduated Tool Making.

            P.S. Distilling your own alcohol is DANGEROUS.

            ((((((WARNING)))))) ((((((WILL)))))) (((((((ROBINSON)))))))

            Don’t drink the brew that you make unless you make sure it is not poison. You could end up blind from a bad batch of home brew, eh. Careful about that. And realize that the RCMP have not given the okay for CANUCKS to operate backyard stills in CANUCKISTAN.

            You are best off making wine IMHO.

            Cheers, Robert

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

            I’ll look into flea markets, as I’ve heard they can be a good idea WRT some kinds of hand-tools, but in a smaller city like Halifax, they may be less available, so in that case, what new brands might you like to recommend for hand-tools, if not Lee Valley?

            With some exceptions, I don’t typically drink wine or beer, but I’ve done my homework WRT home distilling and covered those kinds of bases, but thanks for the warnings just the same. I’m also an anarchist, so don’t believe in crimping my freedoms and ahead of any fact for the sake of appeasing the state/cops. Are you kidding? The more we self-police ourselves, the more imprisoned we become and the easier a job it is for them.

            Tool and die working is pretty cool. I have a background in CAD.

          • Robert White July 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

            Stanley woodworking tools are good used buys at flea markets, and so too are Disston hand saws. Power tools of all sorts can be obtained cheap and you test before you buy so that everything works.

            Flea markets are best for odds and sods hand tools that are vintage USA made. Stay clear of everything from China and just buy the old vintage American made tools as they are most in abundance due to baby boomer deaths and estate sales. Kijiji is good for the larger machine tools like wood lathes, drill presses, et cetera.

            Never buy new as you are paying tax that you don’t have to pay when buying used tools. Buy low and sell high as you upgrade tools and machines.

            Always haggle for the price in increments.

            Develop an instinct for a good buy by using Warren Buffett’s ‘used cigar theory’ of buying good deals that still have value left in them that has gone unnoticed by market buyers.

            Purchase like Warren Buffett would based upon deal value.

            Even Warren Buffett would agree with me about buying used tools instead of overly priced new tools.

            P.S. I was raised by a government civil servant and was told to never break the laws of the land throughout my lifetime. If I were to make a still and brew whiskey my father’s ghost would come to life and haunt me forever in admonition of his order to never break the laws of the land.

            My dad was a nerd.

            RW

  43. Captain Swing July 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

    “Mr. Trump has been careful to avoid new foreign misadventures”… Are you kidding??!! Mr Trump (or at least those flatter him enough to gain his approval) are going all out to start WW3 against China.
    Apparently (according to the Great Comb Over’s narrative) China “stole” all the manufacturing jobs the USA used to have. It had nothing to do with good ole’ American “executives” (the kind he probably plays golf with) gleefully selling their workers down the river and outsourcing their jobs to cheap foreign labour, then lining their pockets with huge bonuses for increasing “efficiencies” (here in Australia, we have our own plague of these mealy mouthed parasites).
    Then there is that certain class of Conservative who actually believes that all economic woes can somehow be solved by another war – It’s great for business, you know (All we need is some self centered bonehead who we can lead by the nose)…
    Don’t get me wrong – I’m not suggesting that the Democrats are much better, and to think Smokin’ Joe is our last hope for sanity (ie: NOT having another World War) is also scary.
    Bottom line: I just think that Mr Biden isn’t quite as deluded.

    • BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

      I don’t know of one Republican who wants war with China.

      But over the past 3 years I can think of plenty of Dems who were interested in goading Russia into some kind of reaction because “they stole the election from Hillary”.

      Brh

      • Captain Swing July 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm #

        BRH – Yes, I think you are right about the Democrats. Hillary was a terrible Candidate (unpopular with large swathes of her own Party, let alone Republicans) and they have no-one else to blame but themselves for losing the Election.
        Did the Ruskies try some funny stuff? Probably… But doesn’t everyone? Did it sway the Election? Absolutely not.
        Indeed, had the Democrats put their energy into developing POLICIES that might be of benefit to The People (the ones who either voted for Mr Trump or just stayed home), rather than throw a four year tantrum, they might be looking a whole lot better, rather than just “the lesser of two evils”… by a tiny margin.

        • benr July 13, 2020 at 11:48 pm #

          ahahahah

          Democrats the lessor of two evils by a sliver.
          Are you kidding me?

          You can lay burning cities and riots directly at their feet.
          All there terrible ideas are exactly why American ghettos are hell holes.

          Simply because they hide behind the guise of “caring” about the little people over and over they prove their feet are made of clay on real issues and their own real goal is maintaining power.

    • amb July 13, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

      You are woefully misinformed re what China/CCP has been up to for the last 30 years. I recommend many of the interviews on Epoch Times: American Thought Leaders. A lot of China experts on that youtube channel.

    • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 5:17 am #

      Austraila. Low-IQ reasoning. Binary views on politics.

      Could Cargill be back after the third forum ban?

  44. BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

    Phew!!

    In Chicago as of last night

    239 shot

    44 dead

    100 dead this month is a real possibility

    I hate to be the bearer of these unpleasant facts, but the issue of the season is the sanctity of BLACK lives — entire cities are being destroyed over the matter. So attention must be paid. The fact that BLM is not the main focus of this blog — every day — is de facto proof of our racism. So I’m keeping a close eye on the bloody stats, and the local news, which is also bloody. So far my only conclusion is that BLACK lives are pretty cheap — to other blacks, who are doing all the shooting.

    Brh

  45. tucsonspur July 13, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

    I hear that the Washington Redskins will be called the Washington Blackskins.

    Someone proposed Washington Niggers, but BLM objected.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

      Why not the Whiteskins? Or the Fighting Nigerians?

      • Nightowl July 16, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

        This nonsense with the Redskins has been going on for decades.

        Just ending it by renaming them the Whiteskins would be epicly hilarious.

    • PeteAtomic July 13, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

      Washington Deep Staters (?)

      • elysianfield July 14, 2020 at 12:11 am #

        How about The Washington Native American Casino Owners…WANACO;s for short?

        Hail, to WANACOS
        Hail, Victory!
        Wampum, on the Warpath!
        Bought and Paid for old D.C!

        Roulette, dice and blackjack we want a lot more!
        Flog them white eyed Sons of Bitches, our bottom line will soar!
        Fight on, fight on, fight on till everything is won
        Sons of Wash-ing-ton, WANACOS every one!
        Hail, to WANACOS
        Hail, Victory!
        Wampum on the Warpath!
        Paid For old, D.C!

    • Epicur July 14, 2020 at 9:26 am #

      The “foreskins”

  46. JohnAZ July 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm #

    Washington Amerikans

    The insignia should be an elephant with a yellow streak up its back.

    St. Louis District Attorney was funded by guess who?

    Georgie Porgie.

    • benr July 13, 2020 at 11:41 pm #

      Yes Soros gave up on Senators and Congressman its far easier to fuck over a country by letting out the scum of the earth and going after anyone legally who’s view you disagree with.

      He has funded far leftwing DA’s for several years now

      https://capitalresearch.org/article/soros-aims-to-transform-the-justice-system-by-funding-da-races/

      One evil prick he should be banned from donating and having anything to do with any election in America.

      • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 5:14 am #

        He has also invested quite a bit in local elections. Easy to subvert, and builds from the bottom up, which is ultimately stronger.

  47. Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

    Barnhardt:

    Extremely important post from Denninger: Every human being carries hundreds of trillions of virons and bacteria; if you aren’t sick, YOU AREN’T DISEASED
    Every doctor and nurse alive knows this. Every single one. Why aren’t they speaking out? Terror that their career will be permanently, immediately canceled.

    Have you moved solid waste from your body within the last 24 hours? Congrats. You expelled approximately 10 TRILLION virus particles from your body, and trillions of bacteria. And those corona and all other types of virus and bacteria were completely replaced in your body within 24 hours.

    This entire fake, phoney CoronaCold scam is nothing less than the LUCIFERIAN ATTEMPT TO DECLARE HUMAN LIFE in and of itself to be a lethal contagion.

    Up until CORONACOLD BY GATES, everyone understood that the standard of being “diseased” was NOT that a human being had zero virons or bacteria in their body, because to be a living human is to contain in one’s body literally hundreds of trillions of virons and bacteria. The standard of being “diseased” is if you are SICK.

    This situation will never, ever, ever, ever END… EVER, because the New World Order totalitarians have convinced the world that the “goal” is something which they know full well is completely, totally IMPOSSIBLE: the absence of cold and flu viruses from the body. It isn’t possible. And they know it, which is precisely why they planned with full malice aforethought this scam for years to revolve around a common seasonal cold virus.

    CLICK HERE TO READ AND SHARE DENNINGER’S PIECE. EXCERPT BELOW.

    ?

    UNDER THE MEDICAL DEFINITION OF DISEASE IF YOU HAVE NO SYMPTOMS YOU ARE NOT DISEASED.

    Being RT-PCR positive for a virus DOES NOT, legally, medically or otherwise make you diseased.

    You’re only diseased if a disorder in your body is produced.

    In a healthy human adult man there are approximately 39 trillion bacteria. Right now. You expel some ten trillion when you take a crap, but they recover — and quite quickly too. By the next day they’re all there again and the band plays on!

    If none of them produce a disorder in your body you are not diseased.

    If you “get” Covid-19 but do not have a disorder as a result you are not diseased.

    It does not matter if you can “pass it on”; you shed many millions of bacteria and viruses from your hands, mouth, nose and ******* every single day. Most of the ones on your hands came from one of your other orifices, or someone else’s orifices, or from some other organism who left them for you on a surface somewhere, or which were floating around in the air.

    So what?

    Folks, we’re being stupid here. You’re hiding under your desk when five to ten trillion bacteria are in your body right ****ing now and virons typically outnumber bacteria ten to one in nature so it’s probable there are 100 trillion virus particles in your body!

    It’s entirely reasonable to believe that one crap from an average human may expel ten or more trillion virons.

    And virtually all of them will be replaced within the next 12-24 hours before you take the next crap.

    AN ASYMPTOMATIC PERSON IS NOT SICK.

    May I note that IPV, used for polio (you know, the shot you get?) does not stop you from getting it? In fact you probably did — and do — get it.

    Oh, you didn’t know that?

    WELL THEN YOU’RE A ****ING MORON!

    The IPV stops you from getting diseased. That is, having a disorder as a result of exposure. How do we know this? Because if you have taken IPV you may still get colonized and expel polio virus — live virus — in your feces.

    Do you know why they give you oral (live) polio vaccine in the third world? There are a fair number of unvaccinated people and OPV will reduce the shedding from your feces — since you take it in and the immune reaction is centered in your digestive system — to an effective zero. IPV does not do that because it’s a shot in your arm.

    Would we count you as a “polio case” if you had it in your feces but never got sick?

    ACCORDING TO THE CDC AND COVID TESTING RESULTS, YEP!

    Guess what? That’s a scam, it’s a lie, and you had ****ing better wake up and make them stop this ****.

    IT’S A SCAM.

    If you have no disorder in your body you are not diseased.

    Period.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm #

      Denninger’s article

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=239667

    • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 11:40 pm #

      Yup. I said this weeks and months ago.

    • elysianfield July 14, 2020 at 12:15 am #

      “Have you moved solid waste from your body within the last 24 hours? Congrats. You expelled approximately 10 TRILLION virus particles from your body, and trillions of bacteria. And those corona and all other types of virus and bacteria were completely replaced in your body within 24 hours.”

      Sredni,
      That kind of talk puts a negative spin on anal sex….

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2020 at 12:51 am #

      Among other concerns surrounding COVID-19, over at Peak Oil Barrel (non-petroleum side) last March (03/15/2020 at 2:41 am), under my name, Caelan MacIntyre, I posted something about how ostensibly, we are literally part virus. And we don’t get an immune system without being exposed to viruses.

      I wonder about the (viral) effects of stretching out (by lockdowns, masks, and social distancing, or whatever) the duration of this so-called pandemic. I mean, would this give the virus a greater opportunity to mutate and therefore reinfect?

    • RocketDoc July 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm #

      If the tornado alarm goes off and your roof hasn’t fallen on your head, you are safe. Provisionally. But it could fall on your head shortly….

      I find this post misleading. The test of course can be false positive or false negative. But that’s not the point, If the novel (new?) virus is in your body and you were getting tested because you had symptoms then it could shortly do its thing and make you sicker. As it is you are just a little sick. And if the virus in your body, you can perhaps give it to someone else even if you never get sick.

      I think it wise to be respectful of diseases instead of dismissive.

  48. tom clark July 13, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

    Jimbo…you’re posts are usually reasonably intelligent and thought-provoking. However, I fail to see why you downplay the COVID-19 pandemic, or worse, politicize it. It is a public health issue which morons have tried to politicize, given humankind’s time and place in this sad world. I suggest you and your blog readers obtain a copy of Dr. Michael Osterholm’s “Deadliest Enemy” (2017) and read pages 270-285. He describes a fictional scenario of what he calls “Shanghai flu” which became a worldwide pandemic and plays out (in his fictional account) eerily similar to exactly what is happening with covid. A second edition of the book has recently been published with a post-coronavirus preface. Get it and read it. James, he would be a great interview for your always-interesting podcasts. TC

    • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 1:58 am #

      Lol. Some morons have tried to politicize covid. Meanwhile I suggest you read “Deadliest Enemy”. Lol. That was not reasonably intelligent or thought provoking at all in any stretch of the imagination but whatevs. I bet he is a lockdown and face mask true believer and enforcer.

      • Kim July 14, 2020 at 2:47 am #

        Wear your mask too long, pretty soon your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen.

        • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 10:09 am #

          Definitely! TC should enjoy some fresh air. Do radical leftists ever experience emotions like joy or curiosity? I read somewhere recently that far leftists tend to have a higher incidence of emotional and mental problems when compared to the general population.

    • dennis_malta July 14, 2020 at 5:42 am #

      Exactly TC. Covid is not political. Countries from far left to far right take it serioiusly. The biggest acts of stupidity are right here in the USA. Just like we are the country with all the sprawled out suburbs and giant trucks.

      • Kim July 15, 2020 at 6:35 am #

        China built the Three Girfges Dam but decided to skimp on cement and rebar.

        If it breaks now and 400 million get swept into the Yellow Sea, I’d say that will win the prize for history’s “biggest act of stupdity”.

        Here is some relevant video of the predicament.

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

  49. KL Cooke July 14, 2020 at 12:18 am #

    Right on, Jim.

  50. The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2020 at 12:24 am #

    “Bullshit 100% that idiot judge would be squealing a different tune if it was his house or store being damaged and looted.” ~ benr July 13, 2020 at 10:02 am (previous article’s threads)

    Perhaps, but unless it has already happened or will happen, that appears an alternate reality, so I would be less certain about it as you appear.

    In any case, as an anarchist, it would be interesting to put your theory (or, rather, ‘certainty’ [despite Heisenberg’s principle]) to the test.

    “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” ~ Adam Smith, ‘The Wealth of Nations’

    “The process of enclosure has sometimes been accompanied by force, resistance, and bloodshed, and remains among the most controversial areas of agricultural and economic history in England. Marxist and neo-Marxist historians argue that rich landowners used their control of state processes to appropriate public land for their private benefit. This created a landless working class that provided the labour required in the new industries developing in the north of England…” ~ Wikipedia

    “Property is theft!” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 1:45 am #

      I wonder why people even bother to think about anarchist theories and philosophies? After all, it seems like anarchists generally come from privileged and protected situations. Presumbly that idle privilege and protection from the real world allows for the festering of such confusing nonsense. Chaos and anarchy are fleeting moments easily washed away by asserted power and authority, often of the strongest persuasion. Those who like property will always take from those who don’t value or fail to protect property. That’s the real story of history. Human nature doesn’t care about Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s slogan.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 12:57 am #

        Some people ‘bother to think about’ anarchy and related, SoftStarLight, because they have an interest in such things as equity, ethics and addressing/solving societal issues that depend on those kinds of things.

        Anarchy is very much about stuff like that.

        Others who may not ‘bother to think about anarchy’ (or much else for that matter?) may risk/reveal some ignorance by that fact and, for examples, conflate anarchy with chaos as if anarchy has only one (social engineering?) definition, and/or place it and chaos in the same general bag. This is, to be charitable, not to necessarily suggest that of you.

        As for your ‘fleeting’ remark, we’ve appear to have existed as a species in relative anarchy for most of our time on the planet, and its the current system that’s relatively new.
        As for your ‘idle privilege’ remark, if the aforementioned is the case, then that may make most of our existence, in a sense or if you will, ‘privileged’:

        But then, if one takes a good look around at the mess we’ve been making for ourselves and our planet, thanks to our ‘privilege’, ‘privileged’ doesn’t appear far off the mark, depending on how it’s conveniently or inconveniently viewed or defined of course.

        Bands have a loose organization…Their power structure is often egalitarian. The best hunters would have their abilities recognized, but such recognition did not lead to the assumption of authority, as pretensions to control others would be met by disobedience. Judgments determined by collective discussion among the elders were formulated in terms of custom, as opposed to the law-governed and coercive agency of a specialized body, as occurred with the rise of the more complex societies that arose upon the establishment of sedentary agriculture.” ~ Wikipedia

        Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies
        Excerpt:
        “In this paper, we build a human population dynamics model by adding accumulated wealth and economic inequality to a predator–prey model of humans and nature. The model structure, and simulated scenarios that offer significant implications, are explained. Four equations describe the evolution of Elites, Commoners, Nature, and Wealth. The model shows Economic Stratification or Ecological Strain can independently lead to collapse, in agreement with the historical record” ~ ScienceDirect

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 2:43 am #

      @ The Man They Call Zazelle

      Yes, might makes right. That is why they are constantly pushing for civilian disarmament.

      No might = No rights.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 1:06 am #

        “It is no accident that police work, for example, appeals to those (if not only those) with the bully’s instinct. We know the type. Or put a captain’s bars on a perfectly ordinary, decent man, give him measure of arbitrary power over others and he tends to become–unless a man of unusual character–a martinet, another petty despot. Power corrupts; and as Lord Acton pointed out, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The problem of democracy is the problem of power–how to keep power decentralized, equally distributed, fairly shared. Anarchism means maximum democracy: the maximum possible dispersal of political power, economic power and force–military power. An anarchist society consists of a voluntary association of self-reliant, self-supporting, autonomous communities. The anarchist community would consist (as it did in preagricultural and preindustrial times) of a voluntary association of free and independent families, self-reliant and self-supporting but bound by kinship ties and a tradition of mutual aid.” ~ ‘Theory of Anarchy’ by Edward Abbey, at ‘The Anarchist Library’

  51. JDink July 14, 2020 at 1:57 am #

    Wow! Stultifying! What a profound fucking disappointment. You’d contemplate a vote for one of the most vile and disgusting liars to ever walk the planet??? Not to say Biden is a good man, but why is this about party?

    I suppose it’s time to un-bookmark what had been a decent blog, on many an occasion. Now, it appears, you’ve lost your mind, and the only “long emergency” is the one related to our sad lack of values…..

    • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 2:11 am #

      Your triggered drama is indicative of a deep and abiding privilege that seriously needs checking. You could have “un-bookmarked” without the huff and puff. But the virtue signal was the entire point. It is pathetic and gross btw. And the world turns. Next!

      • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 5:12 am #

        The idea that this guy is (or was) a regular poster here is comical.

        Post has all the identifiers of a paid troll.

        • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 10:06 am #

          They obviously are swarming CFN like ravenous locusts. TDS is a phenomenon that the world will study and wonder about for a long long time.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 2:39 am #

      If I don’t approve of Burn Loot Murder, who should I vote for?

    • elysianfield July 14, 2020 at 10:06 am #

      “What a profound fucking disappointment. You’d contemplate a vote for one of the most vile and disgusting liars to ever walk the planet???”

      Dink,
      Those things he may be…but he is OUR vile and disgusting liar….

      Be seein’ ya…glad I ain’t beein’ ya….

    • Billy Hill July 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      And another one down and another one down,

      Another one Bites The Dust!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 1:13 am #

      I am unsure how JHK squares meaningful relocalization and viable local communities (including with those next door to and over the ‘wall’ with so-called Mexico) with the continued large-scale centralized power structure of the nation-state.

      It could be a contradiction (of many?) on JHK’s part, but maybe he could clarify?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 1:19 am #

      See ‘George Carlin – Why I Don’t Vote’ on YT

  52. SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 2:28 am #

    BLM is one of Biden’s puppeteers. Nick Cannon is one of their famous spokesmen. Here is some of his enlightened and superior thoughts. I’m sure most of the wokeists who are criticizing Mr. K here would twist themselves into pretzels so that Cannon’s voice could be “heard”.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/13/nick-cannon-podcast-professor-griff-anti-semitic-melanin/

    • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 3:27 am #

      I watched America’s Got Talent with him hosting for awhile. I didn’t know he was like this. Our Enemies are among us. Not good.

      • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 9:55 am #

        I know! They are literally everywhere at this point. And it would seem like black celebrities will be cashing in for BLM creds now as standing against that message will get people sidelined. Notice how the corporations, especially the larger ones, are entirely complicit in firing anyone for going against their messaging. Universities are doing the same thing. They are actively purging anyone who disagrees and now the companies and universities and others are rolling out programs to ensure complicity and allegiance with BLM. And I don’t see any real pushback yet.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

          Imagine how he hugged the White contestants and wished them well, and was respected by the judges, all while utterly despising all of them and all the White viewers. Amazing. Or is this something he just got into? Wish I could say his career in Hollywood and mainstream entertainment is now over, but that’s by no means certain at this point.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 6:17 am #

      “Calls for a separate BLACK state”.

      Well, that already happened, in Liberia, and the results weren’t good. Black emigrants from the US quickly set up a plantation system similar to what existed in the southern US, with themselves cast as overseers, and native Africans as chattel slaves. This state of affairs lasted a long time, and produced characters like Samuel Doe and General Butt Naked.

      One has to examine events in Haiti and Zimbabwe, and the ongoing devolution of SAfrica, to get an idea of how a “Seperate BLACK state” would work out.

      (please excuse the CAPS. NYTs new rules state BLACK must be all CAPS, all the time)

      Brh

      • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 10:03 am #

        Yes that may be the case Brh but I would be happy to indulge that wish for them if I could. The blacks generally are so hostile to white society and things as simple as white mannerisms that it is best they have their own thing. We need our own thing too. Since they are openly calling for this we should hear them out and engage in peaceful constructive dialogue to make it happen. The problem is, our leaders, the ones who are making tons and tons of money on the way society is set up now will never let that happen. That would ruin their profits possibly. They will prefer racial strife and even open conflict if it means they get to keep their gig IMO.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

        Who cares? Only “Who cares?” can save us now. And “Sinn Fein” – for ourselves, ourselves alone.

        • malthuss July 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

          as blacks descend on Eire.

          too many descend, thats the end.

          and Eire has birth citizenship. only place other than USA to have.

          • GreenAlba July 15, 2020 at 8:20 am #

            “and Eire has birth citizenship. only place other than USA to have.”

            Yet again, malthuss, it distresses me to see how easily and willingly you dispense false information. It’s particularly distressing in this instance, since I took the trouble to correct you the last time you dispensed this same false information, providing you with a list of 30 countries with birthright citizenship.

            So you know it’s not true, don’t you? Unless you intend to plead senility, of course, or poor retention of information generally.

            Incidentally (well not exactly incidentally, since it’s 50% of your false claim), Ireland abolished birthright citizenship in 2005. So subsequent Irish citizens have to be born in Ireland and have at least one Irish parent (or one entitled to be an Irish citizen).

            Does this habit of yours make you a troll, do you think? I wouldn’t wish to be labelled judgemental in the matter.

          • GreenAlba July 15, 2020 at 10:03 am #

            BTW I think you should probably vote to abolish it too.

            Among other obvious advantages, like preventing your country from remaining a baby magnet, this will stop you fibbing about it again.

      • Q. Shtik July 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

        (please excuse the CAPS. NYTs new rules state BLACK must be all CAPS, all the time) – BRH

        ===========

        Allow me to correct you BackRow:

        The Times ‘Stylebook’ only requires the first letter (B) be capitalized. All letters of the other color signifiers of race (white, brown, red, yellow) are to remain lower case. The exception, of course, is if the color (for example, White) is the first word of a sentence.

  53. dowd July 14, 2020 at 5:28 am #

    Vote for Trump. There is no rational alternative.

  54. dennis_malta July 14, 2020 at 5:34 am #

    Mr. Kunstler is a big believer in science like I am. I’m also in agreement with him on lots of stuff and I agree Trumps agenda isn’t that bad. But he really fucked up on Covid. The deaths haven’t caught up with the cases cuz it’s hitting younger people, and the doctors can treat it better, and deaths lag cases by many weeks. Deaths are on the rise since July 5th. I fear they will soar. The survivors are all fucked up and immunity might last a few months or years at best.

    No other country is suffering like the USA is. The leadership needs to go down.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 6:19 am #

      Replaced by what?

    • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 7:51 am #

      The spike in cases was mostly for asymptomatic cases. Meaning the people aren’t sick.

      The death rate has gone way down, independent of the case spike

      The stats suggest just the opposite of what you claim: the disease is FAR less lethal than the McMedia would have us believe.

      The Corona Con.

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 10:44 am #

        he death rate always lags several weeks behind the infection rate,” top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told me.
        The high number of cases in young people is “not surprising,” Fauci added, as younger people are more likely to engage in riskier behaviors right now. “They get infected first, then they come home, and then they infect the older people. The older people get the complications, and then they go to the hospitals.”

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 10:44 am #

          the

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 10:46 am #

          You think you are going to wind up with more chickens than eggs when they all hatch. We are on to you.

          • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 10:59 am #

            Post the actual stats on the death rate.

            The floor is yours.

      • malthuss July 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

        thanks..but why the con?

        The plandemic is being used to usher in a multitude of NWO protocols,
        i. e. a cashless society,
        children taught by individualized computer taught learning plans after proclivities are assessed at age 7,
        Universal Basic Income,
        mandatory vaccinations accompanied by travel restrictions for those who refuse inoculation with RNA components turning humans into GMO editions,
        abolition of private transportation and property,
        military specified distancing to enable easy targeting of individuals by weapons grade microwave technology,
        widespread submission to unscientific isolation policies and removal of the US population from the interior of the country to Enterprise Zones. Better wake up fast and read through all 400 pages of UN Agenda 21, linked directly from the UN’s website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/…/Agenda21.pdf

        And if that doesn’t scare you, dive into the Coronavirus widget on the World Economic Forum’s website: https://widget.intelligence.weforum.org/embedding-our

        The goal is taking the world population done to 500,000,000 from 8 billion by 2050, you gonna volunteer? Search “The Georgia Guidestones” for more details.

        None of the scary infection and death numbers predicted by the NWO apparatchiks like Blasio, Cuomo and Newsom have been realized, all of which have been walked back to regular season flu levels of below. Masks are not effective against micronal CV droplets, sized 1/1000th of a millimeter and easily able to escape almost all face masking. Social distancing has no basis in science. Fauci was supervising CV gain-of-function research up until the US declared a moratorium on it in 2013. By 2015 Fauci’s lab had been transferred to Wuhan, China with $3.7 million from NIAUD, of which Fauci is the Director.

        We are being played. Gain-of-Function refers to making a virus more deadly, so why would any scientist being conducting research on turning the common cold, itself a Coronavirus, into a more deadly disease? And if you think I’m making this up, check this out: https://youtu.be/eAMhCxHc51E

        • malthuss July 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

          and Misses Fauci is in on it. she has a high paying job in this mess.

    • EnterpriseSpaceship July 14, 2020 at 9:12 am #

      The footage below shows people in Iraq rioting against the government, asking for grid electricity in that harshly hot country. The problem never solved since 2003 – no fuel to run the little power stations.

      People suffer worldwide, owing to that we are living under same Laws of Physics.

      No other country is suffering like the USA is…“, but at least you are still able to run a fridge, an A/C and a bulb, others in war-torn nations are already back to the pre-industrial age.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppfcw5KWbOg

  55. BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 7:54 am #

    17 more people shot in NYC — on a Monday!

    I know its Shootin’ Season but usually Monday is a day of rest after a busy weekend of smoking barrels and hot lead.

    Well, it looks like the Mayor’s action to disband his crack, plainclothes, 600 man anti crime unit — a BLM demand — is having an effect, and not a good one. When Mayor Bill personally showed up to paint a massive BLM mural on the street in front of Trump Tower — with Al Shapton — the hope was that by showing The Community that the Mayor’s office ‘was down with the struggle, too’, the mayhem and looting would let up a little bit. Well, the looting has pretty much stopped (maybe because there’s not much left to loot) but the mayhem continues, unabated.

    One thing I noticed is that it used to be pretty common for people from here to take the train down into Manhatten for a weekend of fine dining, shopping, attend the theater and so on, about a 2 hr trip. No longer. Of course, restaurants and the theater district are closed. Instead its plenty of New Yorkers up here looking for a new place to live.

    Brh

    • stelmosfire July 14, 2020 at 9:08 am #

      New York is a veritable ghost town compared to the last time i was there. 5th ave. on a beautiful summer morning the place should be mobbed with tourists.

      https://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/fifthave/?cam=nyc5th_str

    • sophia July 14, 2020 at 11:32 am #

      Don’t cut the mayor any slack. He knows what he is doing, he knows all about BLM and who they really are, and he knows that the police are needed and that this demand will cause chaos and death. What is going on is that all the deep state sleepers are being called up and into action at this time. Action to destroy this country. All are compromised, all are blackmailed, and now they must pay the piper.

    • malthuss July 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

      on a Monday!

      on no–on a MONDAY. why should Monday be different?

  56. Pucker July 14, 2020 at 8:51 am #

    Happy Bastille Day!

    • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 10:18 am #

      Tell us how you plan to celebrate this special day.

      • stelmosfire July 14, 2020 at 11:58 am #

        I don’t know about everyone else but in honor of the day I’m gonna’ build a full scale model guillotine. I’m using a 24″ lawn mower blade and a 40 lb. tractor wheel weight. Pressure treated lumber with galvanized hardware and head bucket so it will last for a long time. It should come in handy within a few years.

        • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

          You know RIP, given enough time, revolutionaries in Seattle’s CHOP district most likely would have got around to building a guillotine — and using it. Video exists of some black dude giving a remarkable speech inside CHOP, about the French Revolution, and the necessity to behead 18000 people, that’s what it took, and that’s what it may take now, which is what the name CHOP was all about.

          Brh

  57. newworld July 14, 2020 at 9:04 am #

    Good news, I saw posted on twitter yesterday was a pic of a main drag in Santa Monica, CA where all the restaurants set up outside dining on the street after cars were banned from them. And not many masks on the diners either.

    I agree the Democratic party needs to be outlawed. Then a truth and reconciliation process of them can begin, and if they narc out republicans as conspirators then leniency might be granted.

  58. Pucker July 14, 2020 at 9:24 am #

    Didn’t Trump basically double the number of US troops in Afghanistan and substantially increase the size and number of bombs dropped on Afghanistan? Didn’t Trump promise to end the war in Afghanistan?

    • Robert White July 15, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      Mr. Trump promised to pay his contractors for buildings he built in NYC too, Puck. In the industry the practice of making promises is merely a ruse to get the contracts signed, and services delivered. Unfortunately, this form of bait & switch is standard operating procedure for today’s politicians, and investment bankers too.

      Bait & switch is likely much older than Charles Ponzi is historically.

      RW

  59. volodya July 14, 2020 at 9:44 am #

    It’s a testament to the decadence of the Republic that the best that the ruling classes can cough up are Daffy Donald and Crazy Joe, the latter the latest disaster of the demented Democrats who for decades have been showing their loony bona fides in their choice of candidates, variously, a horndog hillybilly, later a hilariously hypocritical climate preacher whose names rhymes with “bore”, later still an empty suit with a razor thin resume whose campaign slogans were as vacuous as his exuberantly uninformed supporters, and then the 2016 offering, a veritable Shelob of corruption glutted with Wall Street loot not to mention contributions from Russian interests.

    The Republican Party was gutted by this New York libertine currently occupying the Oval Office, who in no way, shape or form ever was or is a “Republican”. Rather, what he’s been spouting for many years are policies and opinions hugely at odds with the ruling consensus, which went nuts in 2016 when he won and which spent the years since trying to upend his presidency. As inadequate as he is to the task, the necessity is to keep the Democrats away from the levers of power. JHK is right in this, while the Democrats and what’s left of the Republicans are of, by and for the Plutocrats, a second term of this improbable hair-do President may give the polity enough time to re-group and re-think itself. 

    • SoftStarLight July 14, 2020 at 10:27 am #

      Hey V!! Yes, a second Trump term will stave off the complete collapse of the remaining fragments of the republic for at least four more years. Maybe enough time for a critical mass of citizens to really get their act together. If Biden wins then a full scale assault on citizens will begin in full and earnest and the Elites will not be taking prisoners as they will seek to keep their power in perpetuity.

      • JohnAZ July 14, 2020 at 11:02 am #

        Two comments, SSL.

        Covid19 is going to control what happens during the immediate future. No matter who is elected, his response is going to depend on what this virus lets the Deep State do.

        Unless a counter stupidification effort succeeds, do not expect any changes from the gimme have-nots. The more Leftist freebies, the more gimme have-nots.

        You are an optimist!

        • sophia July 14, 2020 at 11:27 am #

          John AZ. in light of this post and the one immediately below it, I remain puzzled by your complete capitulation to the covid mainstream liars narrative. It isn’t a matter of what covid lets them do, it is what the deep state decides to do with covid.

          I heard that now the AZ governor is pretending that they are running out of trucks for the dead bodies. Ho, hum. Where have we heard that before? I’d like to see if there is a way that local people can zone in on this and prove it as a deception. Which hospitals are producing the dead and what trucking company is running out of trucks? Demand proof.

          • benr July 14, 2020 at 11:56 am #

            I swung by my local ER after a blood draw and the waiting room was almost empty which is a first in my history.
            Normally it is packed with screaming illegal alien babies and their parents looking for free health care.

    • JohnAZ July 14, 2020 at 10:57 am #

      V

      Trump was the public’s repudiation of the political status quo in 2016.

      He was not a politician, he hates the Deep State, the Swamp and would like to tear it down

      His problem is that he went into office with no allies and hired a bunch of Deep Staters. He was on his own from the beginning. That is why he Tweets, he does not trust the hierarchy to spread the word. The media hates him because he talks directly to the public without going through them.

      He has alienated everyone that joined him with the idea that they were going to shape him to their ends. The more they did this, the more alienated he became. Sorta like Nixon. Bolton is a good example, but he has replaced his cabinet with few exceptions.

      The election this fall is really about whether the public wants the Deep State to control their lives. The DC crowd is digging in deep to preserve itself. The globalists are pushing as much capital into the Leftist-RINO attempt to destroy the Deplorables as they can.

      At this stage, the opposition to the Deep State uniparty government is Trump and the evening line up of Fox News, plus a very ill Rush. This summer should present a slugfest.

      A big question, who are the Left going to use as a spokesman? Certainly no Biden, who makes Trump sounds like a master linguist.

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:04 am #

        There is no ‘Left’ in America.

        • benr July 14, 2020 at 11:57 am #

          Says you but when you are already far left I guess there is only to the right to look at.
          Perspective you appear to have a very flawed one.

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

            https://news.gallup.com/poll/152021/conservatives-remain-largest-ideological-group.aspx

            Yes, it is sez me but the evidence above justifies me and in the 8 years since that finding was published it is hard to dispute that things have not become more conservative. A conservative idiot sits in the white house and rich conservatives are sealing the national booty while he sits and smells of shit.

            There are also issues of definitions. People who are called left are all actually faux-left but I don’t want to get into all that right now. The short version is SJWs have nothing to do with the ‘left’ and everything to do with politics of tyranny. Another day.

          • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

            corecction: White House

          • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

            Communists are always denying that Communism exists or that they are Communists or that when Communism kills millions that it was really Communism. It’s utter fatuity and lies meets Jack the Ripper writ large.

            To them, Communism is the beautiful Platonic Reality, and anything that fails or is ugly is by definition not Communism. This is what happens when you try to pack a multi-layered, hierarchical universe and the Transcendent itself into matter.

            From a more pragmatic angle: If it can never be disproven, it has never been proven either. Pure faith. A religion, rather philosophy, much less science.

          • akmofo July 15, 2020 at 10:34 am #

            Sredni

            It’s very much the same with Jihadists, and may I utter the word, the Vatican. Complete inability for self-criticism acknowledgement of wrongs and self-correction. Einstein wasn’t a psychologist but he correctly identified this phenomena as insanity. From my observations analysis and knowledge of history, this insane behavior directly originates in Satanism, that is, opposition to and disharmony with God.

      • Majella July 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

        He was not a politician, he hates the Deep State, the Swamp and would like to tear it down

        No so much tear it down, JohnAZ, as to be admitted to “The Club”. Despite all his fabled (and I mean that as in confabulation) wealth, he’s an outsider, ‘new money’ – cheap, crass & self-promoting. No way he’d ever get in among the Brahmin crowd, so he tries (unsuccessfully) to destroy it. Guess what? He won’t.

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:01 am #

      volodya,

      It seems to me you are saying the American political system is a failure. With both parties consistently providing bad choices a systemic failure is suggested. An occasional idiot from either party would hint at that fact but that is not what we have.

      Consistent bad choices from both American Political Parties is what we have.

      If you contemplate that sometimes a sound can be so loud you can’t hear it sounds nuts; till it happens to you. Then you might not wonder why the pattern has not been noticed. Do goldfish know what a fishbowl is?

      Go Third Party!

      • JohnAZ July 14, 2020 at 11:14 am #

        Seems the polity gets its inspiration from the ocean, where the slime rises to the top.

        We breed presidents that are narcissistic, because they are the only ones that have the ego that they think they can affect the Deep State.

        Seriously, our government as it is today cannot function. The Congress is supposed to be the source of law making, the knowledge base for the government to do its thing. The president is supposed to execute the laws and policies that Congress creates.

        That picture of the Constitution no longer exists. Congress does nothing, nothing now. They are the biggest con game in history. The only direction comes from the White House, through executive orders and annual budgets projecting programs. Yeah, those annual budgets that are a total fiscal joke.

        K-dog, a third and fourth party is needed. The current nest of vipers need to be destroyed.

        • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 11:34 am #

          Congress does nothing, nothing now. They are the biggest con game in history.

          True words JohnAZ, true words.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

        Name your Party!

      • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

        The beauty of Trump is that he is a third party candidate who got elected by breaking the system.

  60. JohnAZ July 14, 2020 at 11:54 am #

    I listen to the politicos talking about opening up the schools this fall. I am amazed at the shaping of the information.

    There is not going to be a miraculous barrier at every school that will keep the virus out. The virus will use the indoor congregation of kids and staff to spread itself. The virus is not sentient, it will go where it chances to be spread, airborne, droplet, contact, whatever.

    If you think kids will stay six feet apart and wear masks, you do not understand kids. Kids touch, hug, high five, mess with each other’s stuff and having twenty plus kids and one teacher make social distancing impossible.

    The schools will allow the virus to spread like wildfire. Staff will be seriously impacted due to being older. Even the kids will have huge absenteeism as they get over the virus. More deaths will happen.

    Opening the schools will make a splash. Are we willing to take the hits? Or will we, the public , just stop open classrooms in reaction to increasing deaths.

    The 1918 pandemic had two phases, the first affected adults, the second kids. Did the folks at that time open up the schools and cause the second outbreak?

    Should we be investing in on line education? Seriously, how the virus spreads in the future is anyone’s guess.

    The last thing we want is idiot politicians making these decisions!!

  61. Pucker July 14, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

    Apparently, Elon Musk and these Silicon Valley IT dudes frequently “Micro Dose” Shrooms.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tFiNwrY-dSA

  62. xxzzy999 July 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    Everyone knows Biden is UNELECTABLE… the Democrat Party and the DNC know this. He has Too many issues with corruption, sexual allegations, spews meaningless word salads, shows mental instability. Joe is losing his marbles, plain and simple.

    The DNC fix is in, Hillary will be the nominee and is the Democrat’s best candidate to run in 2020 (no matter how much normal Americans despise her). She has enormous power in the party, a large voter base, funding and DNC support to launch the best campaign.

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

      JHK said it:

      I believe anybody who has managed to stay sane through the travails of the past four years cannot fail to see that the clinically incompetent Joe Biden is an obvious stalking horse for something more sinister. I think we will learn what that is before much longer.

    • Mountain gal July 14, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

      I think Michelle Obama will either the nominee or else the VP.

    • Majella July 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm #

      He has Too many issues with corruption, sexual allegations, spews meaningless word salads, shows mental instability.”

      That reads eerily like the 2016 Clinton Campaign describing Candidate Pussy-Grabber.

  63. Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-real-story-behind-margot-robbie-s-wild-queen-elizabeth-makeup?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Women were already wearing masks – unable to bear looking at themselves as they really are. So perhaps an outer mask will help such women to hide their ugliness from others? Maybe they can let go of the clown makeup if they don’t have to show the world anymore? But what to do at home? Break all the mirrors and shewstones?

    • Mountain gal July 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

      Oh you are Janos aren’t you!

  64. Pucker July 14, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

    What effect will Covid 19 have upon the Cannabis industry?

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      Pucker, you can’t be serious. Half the money in the industry goes to the state so what do you think will happen?

      This is what the control board put out: All retail stores must designate an employee or officer who must establish and implement social distancing and sanitation measures.

      But sales must go on. Man, get a hold of yourself. Better yet don’t.

    • Robert White July 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

      Micro-Brew is up by 200%, and blackmarket too, but government Nanny State weed is obviously taking some sort of hit due to infrastructure changes needed to certify Safety for government workers making marijuana for profit. Non-profit growers are obviously not going to be taking a hit as they have steady cliental booked months ahead and on waiting lists.

      All in all I would say that COVID-19 has boosted industry sales and expectation of increased sales across the world one hundred fold, at least.

      Recreational drugs like marijuana are big time industries when lockdowns are instituted. Zero Hedge was uploading articles at the height that supported the recreation drug increase for industry. Slowdowns are temporary as sellers have to adjust sales to suit the climate, and environment.

      RW

  65. Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

    The resignation letter of Bari Weiss

    Dear A.G.,

    It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.

    I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.

    I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.

    But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

    Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

    My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

    There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.

    I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

    Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.

    What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.

    Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.

    It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.

    The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.

    Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.

    Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.

    All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.

    For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.

    None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labor for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do—the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”

    Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.

    Sincerely,

    Bari

    SV: Good points, but I can’t feel bad. The Times has been the enemy of White America for a very long time, perhaps since its inception. The ones you raised up against us are turning on you? You’ve become the Elite and look more or less like us – why wouldn’t they? Maybe you shouldn’t have done that? Think about it why don’t you?

    Resist tribalism, Bari? Does that include your own?

    Note: Tom Cotton wanted the army brought in to quell the riots. A perfectly logical thing to advocate for. As she says, that’s what an op-ed is all about. Even Q jumped ship a couple of months ago I think.

    Our Enemies are turning on each other. Good. Goood. Wait until the Hispanics and Blacks start going at it.

    • Kevvia Knack July 14, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

      Here in Los Angeles Latinos have been warring with Blacks for decad s. I’d like to see NFAC try to take over Texas. Give me a break!

    • Mountain gal July 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

      Yes, I saw her letter before. Sad. She was one of only a few writers at the NYT that I had any respect for. The left eats their young.

    • Karah July 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

      McClatchy Co. publishes 30 daily papers according to SoFi, including Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee and Kansas City Star. They went bankrupt and were auctioned off to Chatham Asset Management LLC.

      Who owns the New York Times? And more importantly, who still pays for news?

    • Nightowl July 14, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

      Impressive. I recall listening to her on a podcast a few years back (might have been Rogan), and she sounded like a typical Open Society shill. Bravo, Bari.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

      The interesting thing to me is how truly awful the writing is. Dunnage. Absolute dross.

      What would an Orwell have done with this situation? What would he have written? This piece has no scope and is written without placing its events anywhere in society or history. It is devoid of historical or social references. In other words, it fails to establish any reason why we should regard it as important.

      Further to that, the writing is dull beyond belief. What is the theme of this piece? Why should I read it? What ideas hold it together – and hold our interest – from beginning to end? How do we follow the progress and development of these ideas throughout the text? What holds it together? Where is the contrast, the clash, the suspense, the surprise, the stories, descriptions, and observations? Where is the cleverness or wit? Where are the turns of phrase or the application of le mot juste? Where are the examples and lessons?

      This piece of writing is utterly dead. Am I to bvelieve that a pro wrote this dull and uninspiring piece of crap? On such a vital topic?

      There have been lots of really professional newspaper columnists over the last century. Men of wit and independence of mind, educated men, keen observers who always gave the impression of being both well read and of having lived something of life.

      This woman gives such an impression not at all.

      In fact, what she has written in this case reads exactly like so much that we have come to expect from the writing of “politically conscious” women – as solipsistic, waffling, whining scared-of-what-people-might-think fluff.

      And as far as I can tell, that is what the NYT has been for a very long time. So why is she leaving now? Because the mean girls have finally turned on her?

  66. Karah July 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

    You could sum up Kunstler’s position on national policy as:

    * wanting the president’s administration to enforce existing immigration and migration laws for the control of our ENTIRE border…not just one part or one class of individual.

    * And to aide local businesses by limiting unnecessary and harmful competition with CHINA and other exporting countries (Canada and Mexico, etc).

    The Democrats have argued that President Trump and his administration are illegitimate or corrupted; however, the Democratic party has been proven NOT to uphold the letter of the laws they helped to pass in order to promote passing laws that give an unfair advantage to non-citizens and habitual criminals who do NOT have an obligation nor desire to uphold the existing legal framework of the USA.

    As a private citizen, Kunstler is supposed to keep these views to himself or suffer a slew of “white privilege neo nazi” personal insults. Since he has by choice decided to make his opinions of public record backed up extensively due his journalistic background, not to mention he is allergic to conspiracy theories and honors his jewish ancestral struggle, it makes sense that he would want others across this nation to make an informed decision at the polls and make every effort to guarantee their vote is counted correctly.

    Make sure you know the BEST way to vote in your county and who is overseeing the count. You must REGISTER to vote in the USA and this requires documentation in the form of a government issued picture ID. “North Dakota does NOT require voter registration”

    https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/state-elections/state-election-dates-deadlines.htm

    New York deadlines start in October:

    Voter Registration Deadline

    Postmarked by Fri Oct 9, 2020

    In-Person Request by Fri Oct 9, 2020

    Post received by Wed Oct 14, 2020

    Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

    Postmarked by Tue Oct 27, 2020
    In-Person Request by Mon Nov 2, 2020

    *It would be interesting to know exactly how many absentee voters there are this year due to the covid-19 pandemic.

    Early Voting Available

    Sat Oct 24, 2020 – Sun Nov 1, 2020

    https://www.usa.gov/who-can-vote

    https://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state/special-circumstances/voting-and-homelessness/

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 6:56 am #

      “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx

  67. brianokeefe July 14, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

    Well Howard, you have just lost a firm believer and sympathetic reader of your works. This rant exposes you for some sort of racist libertarian and supremacist. I know you would deny all of those labels but this just exposes you more. I can’t believe that a person who has studied history and pretty accurately described the near future could swing or was already sung, to the angry libertarian camp. You make unsubstantiated claims or incorrect ones. Mail in voting induces fraud? Cheeze head Kriste! The death rate from covid is way down but as Fauci makes clear, the death rate follows the infection rate but lags about two weeks behind. So let’s see if the DR stays low or not. The explosion in cases is a recent incident. You are also negating the fact that while the US sucks in pandemic control, there is some good effort that has undoubtedly diminished the death numbers. You seem to ignore that by testing more and getting medical care more quickly to those in need would help reduce the death rate.
    In any case, you are starting to sound less a person putting out fact-based info than a Trump acolyte. Supporting a rock is better than supporting Trump in any way, shape or form. How can you, a person whom I thought a critical thinker, even consider defending Trump and slammin BLM? You’re not Black nor do you live under the conditions of racism and fear that many of them do. You sound like my rich, white, born-again, “me first and all the true believers” that agree with me (absurd “truisms”). I was going to buy more of your fiction but now I’m just going to stop reading any of your writings.
    Adios

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

      That’s Ok brian o’Keefe

      I’ll buy 2 copies of Jim’s next book, give one to my neighbor, make up for the one you’re not buying.

      Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.

      Adios.

      • sophia July 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm #

        What are the chances that Brian isn’t new here? Howard has “just” lost an avid reader? Really? He didn’t write anything new or different on the racial front.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

          When a new Kunstlercast comes out, I sometimes download it to the laptop and bring it over to Mom’s to listen to with her over coffee/tea..
          She appreciates the show too. I find JHK’s voice and approach kind of cute and strangely soothing, and the talk and guests are generally pretty good too.

    • Q. Shtik July 14, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

      I’m just going to stop reading any of your writings. Adios – brian o

      ===========

      I am amused when readers of Jim’s blog get all in a huff because their biases are not being confirmed. So what do they do? They threaten to stop reading Jim’s stuff. Pay no attention to these threats. They enjoy Jim’s writing so much they couldn’t stop reading him even though doing so pisses them off. If Brian was serious he would simply disappear……. forever.

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

        Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan’s shoes wearing his disguise.

        But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well
        You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself.

    • amb July 14, 2020 at 4:52 pm #

      Troll!
      Or, a fully-programmed Progressive. Either way… please leave our country.

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 6:46 pm #

        Now now, don’t be a pot calling a kettle black. All pots matter. & Programmed ? ;! everybody is programmed. I’m stuck in a what-for loop myself.

        I hope you admit your programming. I admit mine.

        And I like Cheeze Head Kriste.

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      The machine wins.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

      Black felon shoots two police officers, one fatally, during traffic stop.

      https://komonews.com/news/local/two-bothell-officers-shot-after-pursuit

      Please tell us more about the unjust treatment of blacks.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:56 pm #

      What kinds of people are behind Burn Loot Murder?

      https://dailycaller.com/2016/05/19/black-lives-matter-leader-charged-with-pimping-a-17-year-old-girl/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

      Black Lives Matter Leader Charged With Pimping A 17-Year-Old Girl

      A Black Lives Matter activist who operates a social justice charity was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

      Charles Wade co-founded Operation Help or Hush in the aftermath of the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The group claims it helps raise funds for the needy and provide food and shelter for activists.

      But according to a police report obtained by TheDC, the 33-year-old Wade was raising money in more explicit ways.

      He was arrested on April 25 at a motel where he resided in College Park, Md. Police say he was using the motel room to pimp a 17-year-old girl.

      He’s charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking. The charges carry sentences of up to 25 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Wade posted $25,000 bond and left jail on April 27.

      Wade denied the allegations in an email to The Daily Caller.

      Formerly a stylist for Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, Wade has been featured in numerous news articles about the Black Lives Matter movement. He was also invited by the White House earlier this week to a movie screening with other Black Lives Matter activists. Wade says he did not attend the function, which was on Tuesday.

      Last year, a team of Washington Post reporters, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Wesley Lowery, included Wade in a profile of Black Lives Matter activists who protested after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson.

      The Post piece referred to questions about Wade’s fundraising activities — which he and his group conduct mostly through Twitter — but offered a largely glowing portrayal of the activist.

      The paper also covered him in December 2014 after he helped model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend donate to activists protesting Eric Garner’s death in New York City.

      He was also profiled by Fusion after he purchased 40 pizzas for activists working in Baltimore during the Freddie Gray protests. Politico also wrote about him in an article entitled “Ferguson Inc.”

      According to the police report, an undercover officer with the vice intelligence unit responded to an ad on backpage.com, a website frequently used by sex traffickers and prostitutes.

      “Holla at me. Quick stay specials tonight and tomorrow. Independent. Fun and sexy. Text me to set up an appointment???????” reads the ad, which listed the age of the poster as 23.

      The undercover detective contacted the poster to set up a meeting. The respondent informed him that the cost of services would be $100 for a half-hour and provided an address, which turned out to be a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park. A room number was also provided.

      When the undercover john arrived, a white female wearing only a towel answered the door and let him inside the room. After she attempted to initiate contact with the detective he informed her he was a police officer, and she ran out of the room.

      “Members of the Vice Intelligence Unit described a male that was watching the Undercover Detective as he entered [room 412],” the report reads.

      Investigators reported that the teenager, who gave her age as 17, said that Wade was her “manager.” She called him “CJ.”

      Wade, who used a passport to rent the Howard Johnson Inn room, was arrested and charged with sex trafficking. Police recovered three cell phones from him.

      The alleged victim told investigators that Wade knew she was a minor. She said that he told her he was not concerned about her age because “you only have 5 months left until you’re 18 so I’m not worried.”

      She also told investigators that she provided all the money she was paid to Wade.

      In response to TheDC’s request for comment, Wade claimed that a tenant at a temporary housing facility he was running as part of his charity “was involved in activities” that he did not know about.

      “As this is a legal matter, I’m not going into serious detail with you,” he said.

      He did claim, however, that he was unfairly arrested because he was “too trusting.”

      “Someone that we had just started temporarily housing was involved in activities in the temporary housing we obtained for them outside of my knowledge that caused me to be arrested after they were as the person who booked, signed for, provided ID for, and paid for the room,” he said.

      Despite those claims, the police report suggests that there is evidence that Wade was the person who communicated with the undercover detective by text message.

      “It was revealed that the Undercover Detective was texting the Defendant when he responded to the backpage ad. When there were clients/johns, the Defendant would leave the room,” the document reads. It is unclear if that information came from the alleged victim or through some other means.

      Wade issued a statement on Twitter after being contacted by TheDC in which he blamed conservative “trolls” for focusing on the case. He also said “I am confident that I will be cleared of the charges I am currently facing.”

      “I was forced to make this statement before I was ready to because of ongoing efforts by Twitter ‘trolls’ to stop my work and the work of my organization,” he wrote.

      “For the past two to three days, ‘trolls’ have been actively baiting conservative news outlets to report on my arrest, amongst other vindictive things that they are actively working on.”

      Wade also stated that the recent arrest is the second time he has been arrested after “helping someone else.” He did not provide details of the case, but a review of criminal databases shows he was charged with 3rd degree grand theft in Miami in January. Wade says he was not convicted in the case nor did he take a plea deal. Records show that the case was closed in February.

      Wade was also arrested in August 2014 in Travis County, Tex. and charged with making false statements.

      Wade’s court date has been set for June 3.

      Update: After this article was published, TheDC obtained new information about Wade’s January grand theft case showing that the charges against him were not merely dropped, as he claimed.
      Records show that on April 29, two days after he was released from jail following the prostitution arrest, Wade agreed to enter a deferred prosecution program. In such cases, defendants typically agree to perform community service and stay out of trouble in exchange for an eventual dismissal of charges.

      • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:58 pm #

        The Twitter trolls are the real problem. They need to be shut down.

  68. Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/07/steven-pinker-theyre-trying-to-cancel-me/

    When they came for the White Conservatives, where were you Steve? And when they came for the White Nationalists, where were the White Conservatives? Only Tucker mentioned Anglin’s epic struggle against the dark powers of this world.

    • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:10 pm #

      Yes, just so. No one spoke up for Anglin.

      But they still haven’t crushed him. His spirit is truly incredible. He refuses to be defeated.

  69. axisboldaslove July 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

    This is so weird to me. It’s like there are two James Howard Kunstlers. There’s the JHK of The Long Emergency and the superb World Made By Hand Quartet (I have all 4 in minty first edition hardcovers), and then there’s the JHK that would vote for Trump and seems to think every person who calls him or herself a Democrat is some kind of demon possessed radically left-wing fanatic out to wreck this country. The former JHK I admire highly. The later, I worry about. If I weren’t struggling myself right now, Jim, I would probably send you a case of vintage California wine and some chocolates and suggest taking some time to just relax. Be well, sir.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

      Popular writers are required to be down with the struggle, and embrace the radical politics of the day apparently. In the 1950s Greenwich Village cafe commies were shocked to learn that their neighbor ee cummings was a staunch Republican and Ike backer. In the 60s, John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac’s support of the American war effort in Viet Nam didn’t earn them many friends in the editorial offices of The New Yorker. Steinbeck for one told his critics to f##k off, wrangled a war correspondent assignment, and joined his two army officer sons in country, at one point (age 66) manning a .30 cal machine gun at Khe San.

      Brh

      • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

        I talked to my mother today. She said Ike was the last good president.

        • JohnAZ July 14, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

          Ike was a leader first, a politician second and a Republican third.

          He was courted by both parties.

          He held the European theater in WW2 together, a task that made him prepared to handle the yo-yo’s in DC.

        • Kim July 14, 2020 at 10:16 pm #

          Ike was repeatedly warned about the fact that State and the DOJ (and other arms of government) were thoroughly honeycombed with Communist agents. Yet he not only in general did nothing about it, in many cases he acted to defend them.

          It is very hard to explain.

          Anyway, the rot we have today did not grow up overnight. Its roots are very deep and Ike has to bear his share of the blame.

          • akmofo July 14, 2020 at 10:22 pm #

            The rot can be summed with two words: gov mafia

          • Sredni Vashtar July 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

            His master, Bernard Baruch, lifted him up and made him all that he was. To speak out would be to betray his Mentor and the other Elders of Zion. More than ingratitude, it might have been a fatal move. No hero he, far better to betray America, genocide German POW’s, send White Russian allies back to be exterminated by Stalin (or was that “True Man”?), etc.

            Towards the end, he made his one great statement: Beware the Military/Industrial Complex. Who would know better than Ike, who served it faithfully for decades?

    • K-Dog July 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

      You are among a group of exasperated whinger’s (like brianokeefe above) who have shown up to whine and have missed the point.

      The point is the Democratic party has nothing to offer America and you can’t seem to wrap your head around that fact. You miss the ironic contrast of it all.

      Trump is bankrupt and you guys gloss right over:

      I’ll state my current position plainly: I didn’t vote for him last time, but I would vote for him this time to keep the Democratic Party out of power.

      Those are JHK’s words.

      I think you had better have the wine yourself but send me the chocolates.

      * People with a sense of humor can’t help but find amusement that in spite of being a pig (excepting moi) Trump could be the best the country offers. A t least he offers a faux and false security. Tradition, clean your room and wash your car. Kick the brown dog. All that stuff.

      & When Lenin’s ghost would make a better choice than any conventional American offering you had better learn to laugh or you are going to be one sad puppy.

      • axisboldaslove July 15, 2020 at 3:34 am #

        You thoroughly misjudge and misunderstand, K-Dog:
        a) No whining here, bud. Not my style! Hack or pack!
        b)What I sort of can’t wrap my head around the fact that neither party has anything to offer America- I figured that out a good while ago. It’s called “clusterfuck. Did you say something about missing the irony?
        c)No glossing here, I’m all about polishing.
        d)”I think you had better…”, LOL. Let’s see… when is the last time that got a response out of me… hmmm…
        e)Wine and cookies. Cheers to that! Only it’s summer, so a cold one and some tacos will fit the bill.
        f) I have the best sense of humor of anyone in my neighborhood. And when I don’t, I move.
        g) Sad puppy? Haha! Sorry, man, I dig cats. Dig?

  70. Sredni Vashtar July 14, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

    Our De Facto Antiwhite Apartheid

    David Cole, Taki’s Mag

    It’s charming how upset some of you are that the new apartheid isn’t “fair,” as though it’s supposed to be, as if cries of “This isn’t fair” are a devastating indictment of a system that’s unashamedly engineered for unfairness.

    This refusal to accept reality is “charming” because it’s childlike. “No fair” is an utterance of children. The concept of “fairness” is for most of us our first introduction to notions of ethics and morality: “Tommy got an extra cookie but I didn’t. No fair!” “Josh got the good crayons, I want the good crayons too!”

    As kids, we not only expect things to be fair, but we expect our authority figures—parents, teachers, adults in general—to administer an environment in which things are supposed to be fair. That’s why we make the appeal. We assume that pointing out unfairness will bring remedy, and even if we don’t get our way, even if we don’t get that extra cookie or “the good crayons,” we assume that we’ll at least receive an explanation that affirms “fairness” as the desirable, in-play standard.

    But let’s retain some perspective here. Throughout history, most people have lived under a standard of unfairness, and under the thumb of governments that feel no need to offer explanations.

    “Why does the king eat better ’n me?”

    “Because he’s the king. Divine right. If he stubs his toe, it’s a big deal. You lose an arm? Who cares. Someone spits at the king? He gets executed. Someone murders your wife? No loss. Everything the king does makes the news; your troubles and travails are not newsworthy.”

    Today in America there’s a double standard, and if you’re white, you’re on the ass end of it. Our authority figures no longer feel the need to pretend that “fairness” is the goal. No need for hushed whispers; the dog whistle has been traded for a bullhorn. Guggenheim and Harvard Fellow Ibram X. Kendi, favored race expert of our House Ways and Means Committee, could not be more open about what he and his comrades are accomplishing. In his current New York Times best-seller How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi (with whom I’ve tussled in the past) lays it all out:

    The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.

    “If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist,” Kendi concludes, before quoting Harry “giant sucking sound” Blackmun: “In order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.”
    “How can people fight back when there are no laws or official policies to challenge?”

    Racial discrimination is antiracist. Inequality is equality. When whites react angrily to their current treatment by claiming “it’s unfair” or “it’s discriminatory,” they’re refusing to acknowledge (or maybe they just can’t bring themselves to acknowledge) that the definitions have shifted to the extent that black radicals and their allies don’t dispute that point. Yes, it’s discriminatory. Yes, it’s unfair. For only through unfairness and discrimination will we achieve fairness and nondiscrimination.

    American whites are having a difficult time wrapping their brains around this reality. And indeed, the new apartheid is an odd beast because, unlike previous segregationist systems, unlike Jim Crow, unlike South Africa’s apartheid or Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg Laws, this new American apartheid is de facto. It’s off the books. It’s built to breathe and function comfortably within the confines of our Constitution.

    It’s a 21st-century apartheid tailor-made for the internet age. We’ve already surrendered the “public square” of free speech to the private sector; you absolutely can be silenced online just for being white, while the “mainstream” media is totally within its rights to clog the airwaves and internet with antiwhite propaganda. This one-sided marketplace of ideas is completely constitutional.

    Scientists who make the mistake of accurately reporting findings that anger blacks are totally free to withdraw their papers. Nothing illegal about that! Dummies like Stalin used to have the state censor scientists. Good thing we have a Constitution, which ensures that scientists are free to self-censor once they “see the light.” In the Soviet Union, criticism of Lysenkoism was banned by government decree. The advantage of de facto over de jure is that with no formal ban, there’s nothing concrete to fight.

    Employment? An employer might not technically be able to fire you just for being white, but once the Twitter mob sets its sights on not just you but your place of employment, you can be let go because your presence is impeding the functioning of the company. You’re not being fired for your views, but for your baggage, which has become a “distraction.” This is a trick perfected by my old nemesis Irv Rubin of the Jewish Defense League. If a bunch of “antee-Semites” were holding a conference, Rubin knew that it wasn’t always possible to persuade the venue owner to evict the group based on the views of its members (public venues couldn’t exercise viewpoint discrimination, and private ones were afraid of being sued).

    So, just phone in a bomb threat. Now it’s a “safety” matter, and the venue can cancel for reasons other than viewpoint.

    Speaking of public gatherings, whites can totally be confined to their homes for “COVID lockdowns” while blacks get to rampage freely through the streets, because the BLM riots are not technically state-approved. We all know that mayors and governors have allowed the riots, but they retain the plausible deniability that they never officially “sanctioned” them. Again, de facto. No city, no state passed a law saying “whites must stay home; blacks can go outside.” Such a law would be unconstitutional! No, the double standard “just happened.” It was “out of our hands.”

    How can people fight back when there are no laws or official policies to challenge? That was always the fatal flaw with legally codified, racially tiered systems. Laws give people something to target.

    Sure, blacks can storm through white neighborhoods, terrorizing residents by marching around at 1 a.m. blasting music from bullhorns (as happened in my neighborhood last month). But hey—it’s the right of free assembly! Whites can do it too…in theory. But in reality, whites know that if they try to march through, say, South Central at 1 a.m. chanting like lunatics, they’ll get shot. And DAs would not seize those guns, even as they charged the white protesters with “hate crimes.”

    That’s why a monster like George Soros has targeted district attorneys in every state; that’s why he spends so much money to install his own people in that position. The law gives DAs prosecutorial discretion, and again, it’s perfectly legal. White couple paints over graffiti? Felony hate crime. Black thugs beat white child senseless? Misdemeanor assault.

    DA discretion is a great tool for enforcing de facto apartheid, and Soros picked up on that long before we did.

    The news for whites is grim. Politicians in both parties have already decided to either go along with de facto apartheid, or at least not overtly oppose it. Whites have no advocates left. The closest thing whites have to an advocate with a major national platform is Tucker Carlson, and he won’t say the word “white”:

    We’re witnessing a broad and powerful attack on the principle of equality. Daily, we are told that all people are not in fact created equal. Some were born with moral stain, others were not…. People in favored groups must be held to one standard. Those in disfavored groups, the morally tainted ones, must be held to another standard. The country retains one set of laws mostly for the sake of formality. But we must apply those laws in very different ways, according to the DNA and the background of the accused.

    On the face of it, that monologue is fine. But not once in the piece does he specifically name whites as the “disfavored, tainted group.” He uses the same generalized terms that people like Kendi have already redefined. Antiwhite apartheid can’t be countered if you can’t be specific, a point I made last year in “Can the Right Fight Without Saying White?” Carlson knows that even with his strong ratings, appearing to advocate too stridently for whites would be a fireable offense.

    You know Carlson’s talking about whites, he knows he’s talking about whites, leftists know he’s talking about whites, and everyone’s doing the Know Nothing dance because naming the victims is forbidden.

    When your No. 1 advocate can’t say your name, you are in trouble.

    And white America is in trouble.

    American Indians were not just felled by disease and Hotchkiss guns. They were broken psychologically in the wake of smallpox and in the face of demographic displacement. Adrian Heidenreich, professor of Native American Studies at Montana State University-Billings, is one of the few historians to write about the “malaise” that gripped the once-proud tribes of the plains. Native Americans “became demoralized; they lost heart.” Joseph McGeshick, Native American Studies professor at Fort Peck Community College, echoes that sentiment: “When you see your whole population being wiped out, you’re not going to have much faith in your system anymore.”

    Losing faith in the system. McGeshick believes it was this loss of faith in old institutions that led to not just the “pacification” of the natives, but the willingness of many to jettison their traditional beliefs and embrace Christianity and booze.

    According to McGeshick and Heidenreich, the epidemics that wiped out so many Indians physically wiped out the rest psychologically.

    Will COVID be remembered as the disease that ushered in the final stage of white pacification? Will it be remembered as the white man’s “Injun epidemic”? To be clear, it’s not even remotely as deadly as the smallpox that killed millions of Indians. But I do think it’s a catalyst. I think COVID pulled the trigger on an acceleration of antiwhiteness, buoyed by a newfound confidence on the part of authorities that white America can, by and large, be pushed around to no end. Whites can be locked down at home while hordes of nonwhites are allowed to literally mock them from the sidewalks.

    Disease and demoralization…the Indians didn’t survive it. They didn’t all die, they just eventually resigned themselves to their fate.

    Too many whites today—not all, to be sure, but many—seem resigned to their apartheid fate. Trump’s failures have almost certainly been another significant psychological blow. Mike Cernovich is optimistic: He claims that from Trump’s ashes will rise a new, energized “true right wing candidate.”

    I don’t see that happening. But one thing’s for certain—this is the pivotal moment when white Americans either fight back or go the way of the Indians. If the surge of violent crime, police defunding, and hate propaganda doesn’t motivate them, nothing will.

    At the very least, if there is any hope of rejuvenation and resistance, it’ll have to be brought about by a people with a stark and sober grasp of their dire predicament.

    A people willing to stare into the abyss, no matter how dark.

    And man, is it dark.

    SV: Do you understand now? America has to be destroyed in order to save it. You’re the gook now, paleface. You’re the Indian now, Whitey.

    This is the pith: “If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist,” Kendi concludes, before quoting Harry “giant sucking sound” Blackmun: “In order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.”
    “How can people fight back when there are no laws or official policies to challenge?”

    We’re up against “the second set of books”! Culture is upstream of the Constitution – a different culture and they did some writing up there….

  71. BackRowHeckler July 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm #

    I never heard of this Kendi chap; maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention.

    I was expecting a charismatic leader to emerge from this BLM movement — an American General Butt Naked — that w