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    The creatures of the underworld running our country must think the public is awfully stupid. You are expected to take at face value the claim that “Joe Biden” is actually up for re-election. Could it be more obvious that he’s pretending? (Just as he’s been pretending to serve as CEO of our government.) Meanwhile, we are not supposed to notice that the entities behind him are scrambling to dismantle, demolish, and asset-strip what remains of the USA in body and spirit. But enough of us are noticing to make it a problem for them.

     First, who are these entities? They are exactly who you think they are. What you see around you is not just a complex system (Western Civ) unwinding and breaking apart — though that is part of the story. It is also the appearance of a controlled demolition by desperate, frightened, and crazy people who want to be the ones left standing when the demolition is complete. The catch is, they are pretending, too. They are control-freaks who cannot keep things under control.

    This power underworld is a coalition of large public and private organizations, here and out there in the world, and the folks in charge of them, and they are all out of control, too, pretending that their operations are coherent and efficacious. For instance, the vast consortium of intelligence agencies in our country, the CIA, DIA, ad nauseam, their multitudinous spin-offs, and their international partners (e.g., MI6, Mossad, the World Health Organization). If you want to see how they actually work, watch the Coen Brothers’ movie Burn After Reading. You will see a bustle of perfectly hapless, frantic, and insanely self-destructive activity performed by clueless clowns in nice business suits.

    There is also the matrix of banking, including the international regulatory agencies such as the IMF, the World Bank, the Fed, the European Central Bank, and the banks themselves. And the bankers — Powell, LeGarde, Dimon, et. al — and the money managers, Fink, Soros, and their nefarious activities. They are all pretending to be in charge of a money system so burdened with fakery and legerdemain that it’s in the process of flying up the cosmic wazoo and vanishing, leaving Western Civ, functionally, broke.

    My guess is that the nominal leader of this underworld in the USA — more like a master-of-ceremonies than an actual director — is Barack Obama. He has been running “Joe Biden” since the 2020 coup against Mr. Trump. The Clintons wanted to be in the mix somewhere, but it appears they’ve lost the fight for dominance — what with Bill in a perpetual doghouse and Hillary wearing that “loser” sign plastered on her back. For now, “Joe B” is a place-holder for the Party of Chaos. Who else have they got? Gavin Newsom? I’m sure. Hair and teeth only get you so far. Just wait until they roll the footage of San Francisco. Kamala Harris? Discussion unnecessary. Elizabeth Warren? (Grandma Oatmeal, we call her.) A bunch of governors no one has ever heard of? For now, they’ll just try ignoring RFK, Jr., since he wants to turn the Democratic Party upside-down and inside-out while rinsing it with Drano.

    Who will they slot in when “Joe B” gets the hook? Michelle Obama, of course. Seems ridiculous, I know. (Actually, it’s completely ridiculous.) But our country has become so marinated in recycled products, celebrities, and narratives that Mr. Barack Obama (and cohorts) might just be bold enough to try it. Michelle is just another product at this point, like a can of Bud Lite, or a Hostess Ho-Ho, and that’s how they will try to sell her. The public’s collective mind has been successfully disordered to the degree that unreality no longer registers. If they pull this off, it will be Mr. Obama’s fourth term — and the coup-de-grace for the nation.

    I don’t think the public will stand for it, but the condition of our country is so grave now that the actual contest underway is not between political personalities but between economic collapse and civil war. In the latter race there will be a winner and a runner up, and it looks like the economic collapse is already well advanced. Inflation is crushing the middle-class and business activity of every kind — except maybe drug trafficking — is falling into a coma.

    Meanwhile, the escapades of the “Joe Biden” crime family inch towards critical mass. It’s another sign of the public’s disordered collective mind that so much evidence of grotesque criminality could already stand revealed before them without anyone in authority (hint: the heads of the DOJ and FBI) feeling the pressure of public opinion to act. Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray have foolishly made themselves accessories in all that crime by working to cover it up. Everyone knows it and that is arguably the most demoralizing of all the manifold failures ongoing. Real justice is AWOL.

     You’re aware, no doubt, of the situation on the Mexican border. Just days from now many tens of thousands of people from foreign lands waiting there will be ushered illegally across the Rio Grande by agents of the US State Department working with a whole bunch of NGOs and the United Nations to enable that rush to the entrance. The inflow will continue indefinitely. The operation has got the blessing of the “Joe Biden” regime, and everybody knows that, too. My guess is that’s what will set off a new civil war: when citizens of the border states eventually take up arms against this invasion, and our government tries to stop them from defending their own country.


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771 Responses to “Pretend to the End”

  1. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:07 am #

    Is it really Michelle, or “Big Mike” in disguise? They need to get a drag queen or trannie into higher levels of government as soon as possible.

    Also, how many more banks are destined to fail? Only time will tell.

    • JackStraw May 5, 2023 at 9:18 am #

      What would be more apropos in our upside down world of trans worship than to place one in the White House? They could repaint the white privilege house in rainbow colors.

    • tractorguy May 5, 2023 at 9:20 am #

      Yeah, since Sam Brinson shot himself in the foot 😛

      Tractorguy

      • badberries May 5, 2023 at 10:16 am #

        Yes but he looked stunning in that sweet little spaghetti strap cocktail dress.

        I’d shave him, put him on a leash and make him walk on all fours….behind me…ummm maybe not behind..?

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Brinson- that should be a lesson in high-level security clearances, and what they are worth.

        I have already learned that those “background checks” potential employers like to do, because it makes them feel important, are a waste of money.

        Brinson was stalking women to steal their clothing, and posting himself wearing the stuff, on social media, and they had no way of connecting him to those crimes.

    • Ron Anselmo May 5, 2023 at 9:22 am #

      All the small & regional banks will fail – by design – to usher in CBDC. Then it’s really over.

      Bail-in’s, expiry of allotted pixels to stimulate spending when needed & and the coup de grace – when you misbehave, your pixels will be frozen. Wait for it.

      • NickelthroweR May 5, 2023 at 9:25 am #

        A CBDC needs a functioning grid and that grid is one Stuxnet attack away from complete collapse.

        • Ron Anselmo May 5, 2023 at 9:28 am #

          Good point Nickel – grid-down may be in the very near future.

          • RocketDoc May 5, 2023 at 10:30 am #

            Ted Koppel in his 2015 book Lights Out forecast a 90% chance of grid failure in 10 years. (Of course I thought we had a 90-% chance of complete financial failure in 2007). I have some candles and my garden is producing but I am not looking forward to a summer without AC in Alabama, maybe collapse could wait until the fall?

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            There was already a dress rehearsal for the grid collapse, in NYC.

            For some reason TPTB dawdled in getting the power back on in the very areas where it was most desperately needed.

            Thy also told lies about why the power went out in the first place.

            As far as I know, no one ever paid a penalty for causing harm to millions of people.

          • Amman May 8, 2023 at 6:19 am #

            Maybe it’s not collapse. Maybe it’s various regions of the grid / economy evaporating away.

        • JackStraw May 5, 2023 at 9:31 am #

          Or another Carrington event.

          • pulpier May 5, 2023 at 11:10 am #

            You ask if the vote for Biden was from knowledgeable people, I say he’ll no. There are many brain dead people and that’s how the democrats like them. Look what they are doing to our schools, they are dumbing everyone down so when they throw out utter nonsense, their people are too dumb to know that what they say is pure propaganda. Look how many people in the western blue states still wear masks because they still think they will die from covid. We need a big change, and when we do put in a republican president, I don’t want any rhinos left in congress. When trump was in office, trump spent 1/2 his time fighting the rhinos and the other 1/2 fighting the demtards. Rhinos need to leave too

          • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 11:39 am #

            pulpier,

            The people in the eastern blue states still wear masks outside while they are alone.

            The lack of critical thinking amongst members of the general public is just beyond my comprehension.

          • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            Pulpier, I agree with you in regards to what NEEDS to happen but I can tell you that what you have posited will NEVER happen. The Government is too far gone and no Republican is ever going to have the support to do what you are suggesting. It is a fantasy, nothing more.

        • badberries May 5, 2023 at 10:35 am #

          I think about that possibility everyday. I carry small bullion in my car should I have to buy/rent a horse.

          The highways are an absolute travesty, they once were the envy of the world. It’s a new game now, “dodge the craters”!

          When I was growing up in Montana, there was NO Daytime Speed Limit (“reasonable and prudent”, so stated). The curves were graded so, at 125-135mph you stayed in your track. I had a Jaguar XJ-12, 160mph speedo. Quite the sled, MEoooww vanity plates. I had her up to 145 but lost my nerve, the world goes by quick enough @145.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:15 am #

            I remember reading the speed limit signs on the NYS Thruway, back when I was first old enough to read signs and understand what they were.

            You haven’t lived until you have barreled down the highway, free as a bird, in the wayback of a station wagon.

            It had no seatbelts. Neither did the front and back seats.

            The windshield would break just like a regular window. None of that safety stuff.

          • WadeWaters May 5, 2023 at 11:26 am #

            I got pulled over for speeding in Montana about 1991.
            Officer gave me a ticket which only served as a warning.
            Cost me 5 bucks.

          • badberries May 5, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            Beryl & Wadewaters, The Official State of Mt. 1972 speed limit was “Reasonable and Prudent for conditions”.

            In 1972 as part of the Fed. Highway appropriations bill, the feds made the speed limit on fed highways 55mph. The State of Montana did not comply. In response, the feds held the Montana Highway funds hostage (multi-bazillions $).

            Montana then made the speed limit 55 but it was not a “moving violation” it was “waste of a natural resource”. Because it was not a “MV” it was non-reportable and the fee was $5 payable on the spot. Because it was non-reportable, the insurance companies were not notified and the fee was not a “fine”.

            So Wade, you must have been within the parameters of “Reasonable and Prudent”.

            The 25 year highway appropriations bill lapsed in 1997 and the speed limit reverted to what it was in 1972. The Legislature was not in session and didn’t warrant it an emergency so, no “Special Session” was called.

            I bought a 1997 Ford Probe GTS 24VDOHC w/ all of the goodies.

            Many a sunny summer day that year I pegged that speedo @140mph. The Highway Patrol would give a brief flash of the Blue and Reds but would not pursue. The car was brand new and the road condition was perfect, well within “Reasonable and Prudent”.

            Beryl My mom always bought Buick station wagons, I can’t remember what the model name was but they had the side of the roof skylights, a whomping V8 and seatbelts were an option we never chose. It could comfortably seat 9 because in the “way back” another seat could be brought up or otherwise you could put 792 bags of groceries there. It was spacious. We drove that barge from Montana to Miami Fla. and back. Gas was .25 cents.
            I remember skipping rocks off the pavement in front of the house, one skip went errant and bounced off of the back window of the wagon.. uh oh.. I went over and touched the mark it had left and the whole window collapsed into the little cubes we call “safety glass”. The days of “plate glass” in cars was over.

            “Safety Glass” didn’t always work, a school chum went off the “high side” on McDonald Pass. When the ambulance got there, they found my friend hanging by his face from the windshield. The glass had “given” just enough to open some fissures which closed back on the skin of his face. Gruesome scarring but he survived.

          • Cactus Girl May 5, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

            Ah, youth! You haven’t l ived until you’ve raced a couple of Indians in a T-bird thru the mountain roads in Utah at 110 mph. In an Alfa Romeo.

          • cedricward May 6, 2023 at 1:05 am #

            @badberries

            I have a 1974 Kawasaki 900 I bought new in 1974. Back then a new freeway was built between Corona, Ca and Escondido. I think it was the 215.
            I had it all to myself on day (no other cars!).

            I got the Kawy up to 150 mph. I wass going so fast that the 70 mph speed limit signs were going by like a picket fence.

            I couldn’t even take my eyes of the road to look at my speedometer except once to see that I clocked 150 mph.

            Thrilling. But I’d never do it again because the roads are trash, the bike is old, and I’ve already tried to die twice on the bike.

            So, I’m living on borrowed time now, at 78.

        • thirdcoastlegend May 5, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          South Africa has already been warned to prepare for the collapse of their national grid.

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

            Just more White racism. Why don’t they leave them alone?

          • Tate May 5, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            Jackson, MS can’t keep its water system running. No connection of course.

        • Islander May 5, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

          Comcast’s “upgrading its network” resulted in my being “marooned” offine most of the day (plus wasting the best part of the morning on the horn with Comcast).

          My planned day was kind of ruined.
          More to the point, though, I missed an important Zoom meeting where the number of participants had political implications.

          Couldn’t do any banking or find anything out.
          Couldn’t read this column!
          Couldn’t do nothin!
          Library closed until 1 pm, so no help there.

          A little taste of what happens to the “wired” society when the wires go down.

          While “the people” are offline all kinds of things could happen.
          Like, bank accounts could be cleared out.
          War could start.
          Lots of things could happen . . .

      • Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Many will reply to that, “Who do you want me to vote for?” My EBT or whatever is important to me.

    • Miss Demeanor May 5, 2023 at 9:30 am #

      There is some sort of mass denial going on. There will eventually be a brand new social psychology medical term to apply to the phenomena. Either that or I’m gaslighting myself terribly…

      • Amman May 5, 2023 at 9:46 am #

        Mass denial of life and its imperatives, yes.

        • megabeth May 5, 2023 at 10:13 am #

          Refineryism.

          That’s gaslighting on a massive scale.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:31 am #

            Burning off the methane in the fracking fields lights up the sky for miles around.

            But they’re really worried about your stove and cow farts.

          • Cactus Girl May 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            @megabeth: you win the “Coffee thru the nose” award for today.

          • Amman May 5, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            Lost on that one.

          • Amman May 5, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

            Oh, wait… Refineryism. 0_0

      • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        Miss Demeanor,

        There is mass denial going on. Not to mention mass delusion.

        We know people who live in the western suburbs of Chicago. They are selling their house and tell me it’s under contract. They are moving to Evanston, IL. I looked it up. They are cutting the distance between themselves and Chicago IN HALF.

        What do you say to people like that? Well let me tell you, you say absolutely nothing. Maybe congrats on your new house.

        • Amman May 5, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          I’m “beginning” to seriously dislike Chicago.

      • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Mass denial or mass confusion? Most people sense things are not right in our once great Nation. Most people can see it on the TV screen and other places surrounding them. Most people don’t know what the hell to do about it. So even if we aware of the problems, what do we do about it?

        Send a letter to a Congressional Representative? Yeah, right. That dude or dudette represents 750,000 people. My big ass they are going to respond with a personal hand signed letter and consider the concerns of one constituent. I live in Utah, in the Rocky Mountains, does Mitt Romney give a fart about anybody in Utah? No way.

        Vote? We all know our votes are useless. Even if the votes were counted appropriately and tabulated fairly they still control who the candidates ultimately will be. We are always give the choice between a steaming pile of horse shit or a steaming pile of cow shit. Both piles of shit stink and bring flies. We always have to choose which one stinks less. That’s a great way to choose a “leader.”

        We use high school like popularity contests to select a “leader.” Anyone can be a leader. A teacher can win office and once they win the popularity contest we treat that idiot like they suddenly endowed with knowledge from on high and become experts on everything from road engineering to economic development. We give idiots power and then expect them to know about everything. Who are the stupid ones here? Us. Not them. Us.

        Vote for a Republican? Republicans are useless and spineless. They are the verbal opposition to the Democrats only so the Democrats can keep up their game of pilfering the treasury. Every fucking time the Republicans take power they always manage to avoid doing the things they promised us they’d do if we’d only vote for them. Yeah Republicans have done good by us, really good (note sarcasm).

        Vote independent? What the hell is an independent? These schmucks still vote either Democrat or Republican. 3rd and 4th parties never get ANY traction, never get any attention. Nothing. Oh yeah, being an independent isn’t going to change anything. It’s just a title to make someone feel better about themselves because they aren’t part of the two party system. That’s all an independent voter is.

        Do we pick up our guns and storm the State Capitals and Federal Buildings? We then end up rotting in prison without charges, without trials, just like the J-6 people whose only crime was entering a the peoples’ capital when the capital police opened the door. Besides, is my .22 caliber assault rifle really going to anything against an M-1 Abrams tank or an Apache helicopter?

        Claim our Constitutional rights? NOW THAT’S A FUNNY ONE! Constitution? What Constitution. It’s nothing more than an old smelly piece of butt fodder now.

        I think the majority of Americans are not as stupid as we think. They, like me, just don’t know what the hell to do about it anymore. There is no path out of here. Collaspe and rebuild is the only solution.

        Always keep the last round in your hand gun’s chamber for yourself. When the SHTF use it. Twill be better than being eaten alive by gangs of starving cannibals.

        • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          Quite so. Fight the invaders of our country? Look what they did to the January 6th protestors. The Crazies are in complete control. There will be no fighting the illegal immigrants. In terms of the New Order – they are the desirables and we are the deplorables. Thus they are legal and we are barely legal, barely tolerated.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

            I wonder if RFK Jr. has any inkling at all about the truth behind those protests?

            He’s reminding me of Elon Musk, taking on a task that is turning out to be much more that they envisioned when they started.

            Jr. may find that he’s gonna need a bigger boat.

          • SW May 5, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

            I’ve always believed the sadistic and relentless prosecution of the 1/6 protestors was primarily to serve as a warning to anyone who got it into their head to protest or put up the slightest resistance.

            A lot of speculation has swirled around the firing of Tucker Carlson but my personal hunch is it was his airing of the tapes of that day that showed this really was a mostly peaceful protest. Remember, it was on only one night and gone.

            More cheap labor and future Democrats will be welcomed in the next few weeks and anyone who has ideas of being a vigilante will join 1/6 protestors behind bars.

          • jgalt May 5, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

            In my humble opinion, we will have no choice but to fight the illegals. Many commentators have noticed that most of the “illegals” are military aged men. Now, why would that be, and why would they be welcomed so graciously by our leftist administration. Some say for more Demoncrap voters, but that would be far down the road. No, the only thing that makes sense is they will form, with antifa and blm, the internal army Hussein Obama talked about during his first term as being as well armed and trained as our own military, an army like the brown shirts in Nazi Germany. China/cartel Joe and the Demoncraps are pushing so hard for gun registration and banning for a reason. You have to wonder if the cartels have paid the Bidens and other Demoncraps to turn over control of our southern border, since only corruption would account for this deliberate non-enforcement of our laws against illegal invasions, whether one or millions as now.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            Almost, but still 180 degrees wrong: The Brownshirts were the patriotic militia fighting the globalists and their antifa goons. After 13 years, 25,000 casualties and over 300 deaths, they triumphed.

            The difference? The Central Government was weak. “Ours” is strong. Otherwise, the same thing would happen with probably the same outcome.

          • topgunsailor65 May 7, 2023 at 11:27 am #

            Jarek. “There will be no fighting the illegal ‘immigrant invaders’ “. The last several months have seen the rapid accumulation of migrants in the miles surrounding the US entry points. Waiting. Many on the way are carrying diseases we haven’t seen here in a very long time. Many females are pregnant and need healthcare. Many are fighting age males (Chinese for example, well fed , fit and with attitude). Migrants from over 140 nations so far identified. Waiting. Some Latin and South Am nations are selectively allowing prisoners (read gang members) many of whom need further initiation killing and dismembering events to remain members and /or rise in the ranks. (MS-13 is but ONE of many in the queue to enter our homeland. Waiting. Many of these foreign nationals will be escorted to the US interior. Bus / plane /private transport by those awaiting their arrival. Arms caches, training and local leadership await the opportunity to deploy. Waiting. The present Federal “leadership” is coordinating this invasion. Many financial sources pub and private. NGO’s, the list is long and the plans are years in the making. Waiting. Civil unrest (easy to pick the sources), chaos, power grid failures, bio-weapon releases, economic collapse, loss of banking system confidence. Breakdown of local civil authority? 911 calls unanswered. LEO’s protecting their own families. Conditions ripe for many factors to cross- coordinate. Civil war? Waiting. All vectors of impact eventually lead to kinetic force. Then we who are prepared will have to bring the fight. Arming/prepping/waiting.

          • topgunsailor65 May 7, 2023 at 11:29 am #

            “There will be no fighting the illegal ‘immigrant invaders’ “. The last several months have seen the rapid accumulation of migrants in the miles surrounding the US entry points. Waiting. Many on the way are carrying diseases we haven’t seen here in a very long time. Many females are pregnant and need healthcare. Many are fighting age males (Chinese for example, well fed , fit and with attitude). Migrants from over 140 nations so far identified. Waiting. Some Latin and South Am nations are selectively allowing prisoners (read gang members) many of whom need further initiation killing and dismembering events to remain members and /or rise in the ranks. (MS-13 is but ONE of many in the queue to enter our homeland. Waiting. Many of these foreign nationals will be escorted to the US interior. Bus / plane /private transport by those awaiting their arrival. Arms caches, training and local leadership await the opportunity to deploy. Waiting. The present Federal “leadership” is coordinating this invasion. Many financial sources pub and private. NGO’s, the list is long and the plans are years in the making. Waiting. Civil unrest (easy to pick the sources), chaos, power grid failures, bio-weapon releases, economic collapse, loss of banking system confidence. Breakdown of local civil authority? 911 calls unanswered. LEO’s protecting their own families. Conditions ripe for many factors to cross- coordinate. Civil war? Waiting. All vectors of impact eventually lead to kinetic force. Then we who are prepared will have to bring the fight. Arming/prepping/waiting.

        • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          Save a round for an elected representative.

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

          Canker,

          The majority of Americans are absolutely as stupid as we think. Majority, as in at least 50,1%. Yes they are. Others know that something is wrong, but aren’t sure what to do.

          Voting is a bare minimum. And if the system is too detestable to bear, then move on to other things. Almost everything that can be done can be categorized by that brilliantly denominated website known as gold, goats, ‘n guns. I love that phrase. I would add things like, move to a red state and get a little acreage, even a half an acre is ok. And quit supporting the matrix. If you’re pissed about Bud LIght’s ad campaign, quit buying Bud Light beer. I have a list of companies I will not support. It seems that most people here follow a template like this. Most have physical, dare I say old-fashioned, skills in which most city dwellers are completely deficient.

          Having read many of your posts, you are not only on the right track, but trail blazing for others. Keep it up.

        • cedricward May 6, 2023 at 1:19 am #

          @cankerpuss

          You got that all right.

        • Ron Anselmo May 6, 2023 at 1:36 am #

          Cankerpuss – here’s what won’t change anything – talking about it.

          I’d like to think that most on this forum are smart enough to figure that out.

          If we can’t figure that out, we’re just as fucked up as the mind hive groupthink delusional woketopians – just different subject matter.

          Keep talking.

        • Kashub May 6, 2023 at 8:15 am #

          My time (as a prepper) is precious but JHK deserves my tiempo.
          I wish Walter B wud still broadcast his wisdom and see a lot less of phony Beryl of Iraq Oil. KEEP up ur wise and erudite comments but PLS. change ur name from “cankerpuss” to ur real name unless U r a coward like 90% who fail to identify themselves here BUT have lotsa comments without identity. (90% of the commentators here are losers but at least U r a erudite one)..

          • Kashub May 6, 2023 at 8:17 am #

            My time (as a prepper) is precious but JHK deserves my tiempo.
            I wish Walter B wud still broadcast his wisdom and see a lot less of phony Beryl of Iraq Oil. KEEP up ur wise and erudite comments but PLS. change ur name from “cankerpuss” to ur real name unless U r a coward like 90% who fail to identify themselves here BUT have lotsa comments without identity. (90% of the commentators here are losers but at least U r a erudite one)..

        • mjury67 May 7, 2023 at 10:34 am #

          Everything you said is spot on. The only thing I would add are those “independent ” voices of the alt right who continually call on everyone to rise up and take back America from the safety of their ad-supported studios. They are part of the problem as well. There will be nothing left to take back.

      • Hated American May 8, 2023 at 7:53 am #

        God has sent the “Operation of Error”, St. Paul wrote about it in Thessalonians. People will be deceived and believe lying. It is breathtaking. People just look at you blankly when you explain facts and logic. We are in End Times.

    • The Wrestling Professor May 5, 2023 at 9:49 am #

      Its clearly Big Mike.

      Ridicule is one of the most powerful tactics we have still available to us when it comes to pushing back on our rulers. Big Mike is a narcissistic homely woman. No need to make cheap remarks about her looks. Just go for mental demolition by calling her a man. Who knows, she may well be.

      • megabeth May 5, 2023 at 10:12 am #

        Her phiz has always reminded me of Aunt Esther’s, on Sanford & Son.

        • WadeWaters May 5, 2023 at 11:28 am #

          She looks like the Grinch from Dr. Suess.
          Jarek pointed that out quite some time ago.

        • hmuller May 5, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          Really, I always thought Congresswoman Maxine Waters exuded that “Aunt Esther” ambience.

      • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Michelle Obama is a woman. A somewhat masculine woman but a woman none the less.

        • WadeWaters May 5, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          Denial is not a river in Egypt,,,

          • mary.m May 5, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            The younger of her 2 daughters looks exactly like her. The older got her looks from Barak.

            They either found a look alike woman to surrogate for her or she got preggers gave & birth.

            Sorry but trannie pretend women neither get pregnant nor give birth

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

            Somebody with Michele’s figure issues was not all that likely to want to have pictures of herself looking even worse due to pregnancy, as keepsakes.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

            Personally, I think they look more like this couple…..

            //commonsensenation.net/sashas-and-malias-real-parents/

    • AZJJ May 5, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      Big Mike/Hair-gel Newsome 2024

      “It’s a No-Brainer!”

      • mary.m May 5, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        Ha! True dat.

      • bobfitz03 May 5, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        That seems to be the ticket alright.

        It aligns globalist overlords, the commie/woke crowd, feminists, Obama worshipers, and the significant resources (financial and technical) of California. MSM will fawn and kowtow like never before.

        Anyone in opposition is a racist, misogynist, homophobe, and clearly a Nazi.

    • abbybwood May 5, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      Last week I wanted to post a reminder about the end of Glass-Steagall and Brooksley Born.

      I couldn’t remember her name and spent a few hours trying to find her.

      Finally I discovered the “Frontline” special about her: “Final Warning”.

      The way she was treated by Rubin, Summers and others was a real tell about how corrupt our government had become. She was the head of the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) and she drew up a new policy to regulate the out of control derivatives market.

      Their damn heads exploded.

      Please take some time to watch this documentary.

      And never forget the name Brooksley Born!

      • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

        Born was right.

        And they shoved her under the bus.

        That is kind of like “eliminating with extreme prejudice” a witness for the prosecution.

      • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        What a great name. Maybe she was the little girl from the novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

  2. Amman May 5, 2023 at 9:23 am #

    In the fight between the Real and pretend, guess who always wins?

    • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

      Who on this website said “Mother nature [and thus reality] always bats last”?

      • Amman May 6, 2023 at 7:26 am #

        Who?

      • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        Mary always says that – someone very far from Nature indeed.

  3. NickelthroweR May 5, 2023 at 9:23 am #

    Greetings,

    Several months back, I began warning people that I knew in the 9 to 5 class that their retirements were in grave danger and that they should take the money and run while such things were still possible. Naturally, not a single person that I know followed this advice.

    I didn’t tell them to do this while high or drunk (or both) but in the most logical manner possible, with footnotes, graphs, charts, and a leaked video from the FDIC where they joke about the upcoming collapse.

    Those people are awfully silent now the same way that the 4x boosted are awfully silent.

    • Ron Anselmo May 5, 2023 at 9:26 am #

      Right Nickel – just proves that even though there is no cure for stupid, it can be stunned – as in silent.

    • Amman May 5, 2023 at 9:41 am #

      Are the 4x boosted awfully silent? Aw, what gives?

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:50 am #

        Maybe because they are all really sick and barely hanging on or dying due to their vaxx status? But just think, it could have been SOOOO much worse for them if they hadn’t gotten that vaccine.

        The Federal Gubmint is finally quietly doing away with the “vaccine mandate” they put in place back in 2021. Remember when Joey B said to the American public that he was sick and tired of the Covid situation, and now that there is a vaccine he was saying that everyone needs to go out to do their part and get the shot.

        It was a pandemic of the unvaccinated! lol

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:18 am #

          I just learned of another person, a relative of a family friend, who was having some minor health issues and went to the doctor.

          Wouldn’t you know, stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

          • Amman May 5, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

            I can’t imagine the American people ever collectively realizing they were screwed by the COVID authorities.

            But if they did, that would be an event…

          • Mike Sherman May 5, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

            Pancreatic cancer is almost always undiagnosed until it’s stage 3 or 4. Simple fact and unlikely to be the vaccine.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 5, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

            Straw Man Non Sequitur, meet Mike.

          • Amman May 6, 2023 at 7:24 am #

            Won’t take that meeting.

          • Mike Sherman May 7, 2023 at 9:44 pm #

            What was non sequitur about that?

            Please, also describe this phantom Straw Man while you’re at it.

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          cowbell81,

          I also think a portion of the vaxxinated are also occupied with coping with the loss of loved ones who died as well as caring for injured family members.

          Some families were split in two over this issue, but a lot of times families were very much en sync. So even if a vaxxinated person was not themselves killed or injured, they are likelier to have family members who were than an unvaxxinated person.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

            The Market Ticker guy has revised his estimates. He’s been pretty close with his predictions this whole time:

            “Early in 2022 I said that from the data I had available I expected about 3 percent, or one in 33, of the people who took the shots to get seriously screwed in some form — meaning permanent impairment or worse.

            Unfortunately that appears to be a lower boundary at this point, and from the continuing data it now appears the real number is closer to five percent rather than three.”

            https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=248694

            BTW a newly discovered side effect is that you may go blind:
            https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1654225666961801220?s=20

    • stelmosfire May 5, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      “they should take the money and run ”

      Problem is run where? where do you put all this cash? Nobody really owns anything in this country. Land, you’d better pay the taxes or else. If your property is not paying for itself where do you get the money to pay? Sure you can barter but I don’t think the city/town is taking eggs in trade. They tax my land, my house , my car, my labor. etc. etc.

      • happiface May 5, 2023 at 11:10 am #

        According to Martin Armstrong we have at least 5 years with the USA dollar- maybe 10- it will never be less than .60- there is no alternative, not even close- when war hits all bets are off- Europe was ash during ww2 and all cash flowed to USA-it will happen again- crypt toes are total trash- gold/silver …they make decent insurance but subject to theft – who knows what works-my bet is our two ranches with unlimited water- a good supporting tribe.. ugh- been hearing this end of world nuke crap for 65 years plus- the bibile humps can go choke on their bibles… whackos

        • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

          Ah, here we go again, the guy with the land and unlimited water lecturing the rest of us to go out and buy a ranch with unlimited water because you know, in American today, ranches are dirt cheap and no state controls any of the fresh water reserves. Thanks happiface, that is excellent advice. I’m going to go guy my ranch this afternoon with my hyperinflated paper money. Very nice.

      • Cactus Girl May 5, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        @stelo: yeah, exactly. My boyfriend can retire anytime he wants to now, and he doesn’t know what to do. If he puts it in the bank, at best, it will be frittered away by inflation, at worst, lost completely. Put it in metals, then how do you pay for groceries and rent? Buy some land and a house? What do you do when they decide to hike the taxes 2-3X? Even if you grow all your food and raise sheep to spin the wool, you still NEED money. I can understand taxing commercial properties, but having to pay taxes on the place you live in is outrageous.

        • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

          “Buy some land and a house? What do you do when they decide to hike the taxes 2-3X?”

          Cactus,
          It is the best of a myriad of poor choices. I am better situated than most (In ALL respects other than age) and I do not expect to survive a serious upheaval. You?

          You have my sympathy.

        • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

          @ Cactus Girl:

          Nobody knows the future; you just make the best guess you can from among suboptimal choices.

          He might as well buy a house and some land, since he has to live somewhere. This should be done an eye to self-sufficiency, among other things–such as distance from major cities, a good community, low taxes, no county codes, no minorities, plus a number of other things that are personal preferences. This would include how close you want to be to family and friends.

          I think everyone should have some metals, if at all possible. Everyone should also have available cash. (I think everyone should have a small stash of cash at home.) I think people should have a few guns and a good supply of ammo. A lot of people put some of their cash into I Bonds.

          You can’t really beat inflation, but you can invest in stuff that diminishes the pain.

          Lots things could happen. The dollar could become worthless. There’s nothing you can do about that.

          Your boyfriend needs to just do what he can and remain as detached as possible towards “things” and “outcomes.”

      • abbybwood May 5, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

        Maybe they can all join Zelensky in his London bolt hole?

        He just went to Finland and as of last night he flew out “destination unknown”.

        After the Kremlin drone strike I don’t think Zelensky will be out and about Kiev much more.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

          I don’t think he was out and about Kiev too much in the first place.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

            Yeah, and remember when he and “Joe Biden” supposedly went for a stroll around Kiev and the air raid sirens went off (for the first time in months, according to residents), and the Secret Service didn’t grab Biden and drag him to a shelter? Instead, they both just kept walking around looking brave?

            That was awesome.

    • RocketDoc May 5, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      I took some cash out of the bank and bought a 1 year CD at 4.5% because I want my friendly banker to have to admit, “Yea, we screwed you big time.” I will hear nothing from Vanguard….

      • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        I took some cash out of the bank and bought a 1 year CD at 4.5% …

        Tie up your money for a year so you can’t touch it (without a large penalty)? I don’t think so. A lot can change in a year — by then your bank may have a permanent lock on the door. You can wait, fingers crossed, for the federal misgovernment to make you whole again after it’s finished bailing out the big big big banks (not necessarily yours).

        How to preserve whatever wealth you have accumulated? Is a puzzlement. But at least best to keep it liquid, and I don’t mean buying Bud Light.

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

          Ameritrade is being bought or has already been bought by Schwab. My Ameritrade brokerage account is being transitioned to Schwab May 26 -30. My funds and stock positions are inaccessible during this time. I don’t like this at all; 2 of the 5 days are weekend, but the other 3 are business days with an open stock market.

          I cannot imagine tying money up for a year at any interest rate currently available.

          Sorry, its financial advice that nobody asked for and it’s worth exactly what you paid for it.

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

            I think Ameritrade was bought by Schwab some time ago.

            Ameritrade had already swallowed Scott Trade. Just when I had figured out how to use the latter’s platform!

            It does seem like a long time to “migrate” the accounts.

            Why not leave them where they are and just put a different logo on the top?

          • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            I don’t know about CDs, but if you put money in T-bills or I-Bonds, and the US government defaults on these, as Tickerguy once observed, you have much bigger problems than just money.

        • RocketDoc May 6, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          The “penalty” is 3 months interest and it can be withdrawn with the same “rules” that cash in a checking account has. Be clear that there are limits on withdrawals. If I want to buy a used car for $7000 and I go to my bank and say give me cash for my deal, they will ask me to request it for 2-3 days later. Ask your bank what your withdrawal limits are.

          My point is that I want an actual person to accuse of fraud that knows it’s true. From a practical standpoint the little people will eat what’s served.

          • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            @ RocketDoc:

            Yeah. There’s no use in sweating this stuff you can’t do anything about. If CDs tie up your money, then don’t put any more into them that you expect to need for the duration.

    • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

      Take the money and run where? If I remove my 401K the Feds take 30% of it and I lose another 20% to early withdrawal penalties. So what do I do? Take the hit and go buy gold? Then what? Put the gold in a hole in the ground? What good is gold when there is no food to buy? What good is gold when the Government comes and confiscates it like FDR did?

      No, I don’t know what to do with my money. I really don’t know what to do with it. I guess I am one of those stupid people who have no cure because I don’t know what to do with anything anymore.

      So, give me some advice. What do I do with my money? Don’t just tell me I am an idiot, give me some advice. Buy gold? Buy land? Buy a couple of cars? Move to El Salvador? What do the stupid people do with their money?

      • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

        “So, give me some advice.”

        CP,
        Rural living, at whatever level you can afford, is the beginning.

        • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          …As remote and secluded as possible.

          • Cactus Girl May 5, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            @elysianfield: Yeah? What are you gonna do when you fall and break your hip?

            Remote isn’t all good. I read a book by a guy who survived the collapse in Argentina. He said gangs would drive out into the countryside and invade farmsteads. They’d rape the women and torture the men until they told them where the money/food/etc was. Then they’d kill them.

          • elysianfield May 6, 2023 at 10:56 am #

            “elysianfield: Yeah? What are you gonna do when you fall and break your hip?”

            Cactus,
            …Probably die.

        • Cactus Girl May 5, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          @elysian: you still have to pay taxes. Still need fuel for your car. Still need money to repair your “off-grid” solar system—look at what happened to JHK. Cost him thousands to fix his solar system when it died. Still need money for a doctor and medical insurance. Yeah, you can eat healthy and exercise, but accidents happen. I was walking my dogs a few years ago and tripped over a small rock sticking up. Fell and broke my foot in half. I’ve got 6 screws holding it together now. You know what that cost? Close to $70,000. TG I had inurance. That’s a lot of eggs.

          • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

            Cactus,
            I didn’t suggest that it was a panacea for all events, just the ones we can see coming. Your other qualifiers are handled, successfully or not. Paying taxes? Fuel? Doctors? You still cling to the shreds of civilization in a scenario where there might not be any to find.

            …You read a book? Excellent!

            “They’d rape the women and torture the men until they told them where the money/food/etc was. Then they’d kill them.”

            Of course they will. Do you think you have a better solution than “staying away from crowds?” Perhaps, in a suburban area, they will not do likewise? It is not that issues will occur, but rather that those conveniently located will be first.

            Please give CP a brief description of your potential solutions…I stand ready to be amazed….

          • Ron Anselmo May 6, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            Cactus Girl – $70K was not what it cost. That’s what they charged you (your insurance company). Think. There is a difference.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            In a Crisis, the power will be out and you won’t be able to get money from the ATM either.

          • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            @ Cactus Girl:

            There are hazards everywhere you go. If you live in the city, you could have a car wreck–or get car-jacked, burglarized, or whatever. If you live in a more rural area, you will find that there are people living there–who have lived there comfortably for generations–who are untroubled by whether they might trip while walking their dog, fall off the back of the pick-up truck, or get snake-bit while foraging for wild mushrooms.

            We’re mortal, and we might as well get comfortable with this fact. Best to decide how you want to live, rather than fretting about how you might die. You will (die) anyway.

      • Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

        Geeze, what a terrible problem. Consider the alternative, a single mom working in a shitty job with two teen agers. Find her, give her some of your excess.

      • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        The basic formula is and has always been:
        Beans, Lead and Gold.

        Having said that, there are extreme options at either end of the scale.
        Ranging from doing nothing to burying stuff in the backyard.

        It is a tough decision, I’ve been moving cash out of banks into gold for the past few months. Also buying useful “stuff”. Even stocking up on things which store long term is paying better than leaving it in the bank.

        For a good analysis of the banking problem, lookup Ed Dowd and his discussion of Hold to Maturity accounting and insolvency.

        For an extremely technical review try “Monetary Tightening and U.S. Bank Fragility in 2023”

        It’s a global problem which is completely out of control.

        • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

          Yirgach,

          Gold.
          An honest question…suppose the time comes when that gold round or bar must be sold for necessities. What do you see as the mechanism of the transaction during times of serious unrest?

          • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            And the answer is: Barter.

            Which means always have physical on hand.
            Always have 1/10 oz eagles on hand.
            Always have Mr. Colt on hand.

          • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Although I should add it depends on how bad it gets.

            If it’s still acceptable, a good amount of cash is good.

            If we get to hyperinflation (Weimar wheel barrow mode) then it’s time for physical gold in various denominations.

            At some point in the process fiat WILL be replaced by metal.
            Always has been, always will be.

          • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

            Barter is good, but the $200+ token used to buy 5 lbs of squash demands some sort of…change? In what form?

            Seems very cumbersome.

          • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

            Elysian,

            It is cumbersome. That is why having a variety of things with which to negotiate/barter is a good idea. Don’t just have gold, have silver, have paper US currency, US minted coinage, and the usual variety of barterable goods. Not to mention having skills that can be bartered, remember WMBH?

            Barter is an art form and its one I have never been taught.

          • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

            @elysianfield

            Haha!!

            I don’t pay for a bag of potatoes with a $100 bill, do you?

            That was funny! Thanks

          • WadeWaters May 5, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

            Have US constitutional silver on hand.

            The more dimes the better.

            Change you can believe in!

          • ThorsHammer May 6, 2023 at 2:08 am #

            elysianfield

            Gold is a worthless metal. Any value it may have is due to the mental delusion of people who believe there is always another fool who will exchange something of utility for it. No different than fiat currency. At least with Weimar bills and USD after the collapse, you can always use them to start a fire to warm yourself.

            Barter items have to have use value and come in small enough denominations that they can be traded in daily use. Like cigarettes in prisons. When you are trying to barter for salt what would you rather have, a bar of gold or 10,000 rounds of .222 amo that fits the rifles that everybody owns?

            Land

            In order to provide security, Land must be defensible, far enough from a big city that the desperate hordes will starve before they get there, have a year round climate and soil that will support your animals, garden and family. And be outside of the nuclear fallout zone.Upstate New York, northern Idaho, Oregon, California hill country—- I don’t think so. Panama highlands, Colombia, SE Alaska — maybe.

          • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 8:33 am #

            Silver is your answer, after sufficient gold to protect yourself. Assuming gold goes to $5000, which many have predicted, or even $10,000 predicted by many as well, then how to barter, or purchase, what you need. Silver would likely be $100 per ounce at those prices, while even 1/10 ounce gold would be $500 or $1000, too large for most purchases, but silver would meet your needs. As for the government confiscating gold, I am afraid that would bring about the civil war James is warning about, since everyone can and would see that the government caused any disaster that occurs. Unlike during Roosevelt’s move, there is absolutely no trust in government, and we also have the benefit of knowing the fraud perpetrated in the confiscation when they repriced the gold to $40 per ounce from $26 after the theft.

          • Yirgach May 6, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

            The problem of cumbersome barter with gold is always true, it just matters on what you are bartering for. If it’s your life or a pass out of a hellhole, then gold is your choice. If it’s day to day living, then US silver or 90% junk silver US coins are better as others have said.

            The big thing is to stick with universally accepted trade items.
            I appreciate commercial “rounds” but only as a collector. They have no use in a situation where no one trusts anything other than a a US Mint product.

        • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

          @ Yirgach:

          Yeah. Stocking up on things like coffee, meat, and canned goods over the past few months has probably saved me about 30% on many items. In two or three months, I’ll probably look back on what I bought last weekend and realize I got it at a 30% discount.

      • Frank Buttitch May 5, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        If it all goes to hell nobody will bother paying property taxes.

        Buy rural property with open land to garden. Get the hell out of the urban killing fields.

        Build a cabin. Drill a well with a hand pump.

        Get some guns for protection and hunting and learn how to use them.

        Stock up on food and supplies.

        Don’t be a puss, Learn to survive and die trying if it comes to that.

        • elysianfield May 5, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          …Yeah, what Frank said….

        • Suburban_elk May 5, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

          Sorta looking fwd to the killing fields tbh.

          In all seriousness, men are meant to war, and that’s that.

          • ThorsHammer May 6, 2023 at 2:16 am #

            War is what men do. How else are they to determine who gets the most desirable females? If they are lucky and smart they develop rituals that enable them to not kill each other along the way.

            Women produce children and protect them with their very lives.

            A society that is incapable of telling men from women is not long for this world.

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        Buy land.

        • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

          @ MaryQueen:

          While anyone who has any money at all is perplexed about what to do with it–mainly to avoid losing it to inflation over time, Cactus Girl’s boyfriend strikes me as an odd duck. After all, hanging onto money and (preferably) growing it is a tale as old as money itself.

          My assumption is that everyone who has to work for a living ardently desires to do something else. One of the main gripes I have heard in the workplace over the years is, “If I weren’t forced to sit here all day doing busy-work, I could be [fill in the blank].” Bottom line: They all wanted to be doing something useful and productive, as opposed to bullshit.

          So it surprises me that Cactus Girl’s boyfriend does not have a long list of things he wants to do with his money. I am probably biased, but it seems to me that if someone doesn’t want to buy a house and land, it is because they really don’t want to strive for self-sufficiency, and that this is because it doesn’t interest them. This might be because they don’t want to get their hands dirty or be inconvenienced. You can see why they might not want to deliver goat kids at 1:00 am in January, when it’s zero outside, or why they’re not really keen on re-plumbing the drain lines.

          I guess what puzzles me is why he doesn’t already know what he wants to do–and has wanted to do for years or decades. (The investment part is just bullshit. There’s nothing you can do but what you can do. So shut up and do it. It’s just a math problem–and a fairly simple one.)

          What’s the guy’s passion? Does he want to breed daylilies, build racing cars, take up dirt-biking, become a deacon in his church, bake bread, open a pub, brew beer, or maybe even have kids?

          There are some questions that have an answer, and some that don’t.

      • NickelthroweR May 5, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

        You 100% sound like all the people I know that refuse to listen. Excuses excuses excuses.

        Take the money before it is all 100% gone and use it to increase the odds in your favor. What you need to do depends on where you live but hard assets and barter items never hurt. As for me, I do what the wealthy have done for all of recorded history and have put what wealth I have into 3 things – land, PMs, and art.

        Now, instead of art, you could put that cash into high-quality weapons (which is like having art) or high-quality musical instruments, or high-quality tools.

        None of that guarantees your survival but having something today is better than having nothing three months from now.

        • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

          @ NickelthroweR:

          Yes, my comment above boils down to what you said: Excuses, excuses.

      • jim May 5, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

        Might consider for the short run (over the next year or so) investing in short-term treasury bills ( for example, 6 month T-bills now paying around 5%–shorter duration Treasuries a little less.

        Such a move keeps you liquid and flexible and such yields help minimize some of the damage from ongoing inflation.

        You can set-up your own account at Treasury Direct and purchase these instruments yourself.

        This strategy is one reason huge amounts of cash are now leaving the banking system–the understandable search for the highest yields in a continuing inflationary environment.

        • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

          Yes!. TDirect is excellent. Bought iBonds at 6.48% in 2021. Bought 8 week TBills at 4.556% in 2023.

          Max purchases are $10K/person, $20K/filing jointly, 10K/business, any portion of your IRS refund. Adds up to well over $30K annually depending on your situation.

          There are restrictions on iBonds which affect liquidity.

          Worth looking into as part of the balance to preserve wealth.

          Do not trust the banks!

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

            “Do not trust the banks!”

            Also for CDs?
            A regional bank is offering a 5-month CD at 4.5% APY .

          • Yirgach May 5, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            Based on solvency there seems to be emerging hierarchys of financial trust. While there might be a good chance that your local bank is insolvent, there is Zero chance that the US treasury has the same problem.

            Reason being that the UST owns the printing press and while your account at the local bank is not insured for more than $250K, and you will loose all of anything over that amount, your TBill will ALWAYS be paid back in full, even though the $$ maybe 1/10th of what it was worth when you “earned” it.

            Behold the power of Fiat!

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

            Actually, many savings banks have additional deposit insurance.
            Banks with this insurance (such as mine) guarantee that all deposits are insured (above the FDIC limit of $250,000).

            I don’t have an account at Rockland, which is currently offering the 5-month 4.25% CD.

        • Yirgach May 6, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

          @islander

          The main difference between a 5 month CD at your savings local bank and a short term 8 week TBill from Treasury Direct is liquidity. They both pay the same interest and can be rolled over at end of term, but the terms are shorter.

          A good place to look at bank ratings is the Weiss ratings site.
          XX://weissratings.com/

          • Islander May 7, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

            Thanks for that site.

            Both of the (local) banks where I have accounts are rated B+.

            It looks as though many of the A+, A, and A- banks are in flyover couintry!

      • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        That’s the position into which we’ve been put by our elected representatives. I’m in that dilemma myself. Your comment about metals is right on, in addition to the very real possibility, given that we are under a quasi-Marxist oligarchy that makes up its own rules, now, and not a representative republic, that they could simply outlaw precious metals for the hoi polloi, or being able to sell it to a reputable place might become problematic; but if we go digital, and I think we will probably in Joe’s second term because he’s already signed the executive order for it, and I think the democrat party’s been saving the really nasty stuff for Joe’s second term, because you know the lemmings will vote for him again, don’t you? That’s what obummer did.

      • Pilgrim May 5, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

        Go to a red state and find a young family that are struggling to make their homestead work for them. Make sure they are a hard working couple with good skills preferably with heavy equipment skills, driving, maintaining. He should be ambitious and a good problem solver. She an energetic home maker, mother and wife. They home school their children. They’re honest and energetic. They just need a hand with no strings attached. Adopt them and listen to their ideas about how to take advantage of opportunities in delivering services to mines, forestry, ranchers what ever primary resource based industries are in their area. Help finance his equipment purchases. Help with the chores while he’s away driving his truck or operating the equipment. Give them the benefit of your experience, time and money. There are such young couples out there. They are the future, both the country’s and possibly yours.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 5, 2023 at 8:54 pm #

          I really thought at the end of that story you were going to say, “And then when the apocalypse comes, you can off them and keep the homestead and all the stuff, and feel less bad about it.”

  4. JackStraw May 5, 2023 at 9:26 am #

    I agree with Jim’s assessment of the border situation and the trigger that might finally set off CW2, and I’m actually surprised that people in border states haven’t done this already.

    Part 2 of the trigger events would be the action to protect children. The incomprehensible evil that is manifesting itself in the mutilation of body and mind of our children is going to send many over the edge. Here’s a report that toddlers are now being given “gender affirming care”.

    httpX://dailycaller.com/2023/05/04/report-transgender-toddlers-receiving-treatments-north-carolina-universities/

    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:52 am #

      Once all hell breaks loose, I would not want to be a groomer tranny advocating for Drag Queen Story Hour. That’s for sure.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        We keep being told to ignore that, by Republicans!

        They tell us it is just a smokescreen. Maybe they should look up what a smokescreen is, and they’d understand that of course Drag Queen Story Hour is a smokescreen, that’s what we have been trying to tell them.

        You fight the people behind the smoke, and you fight the people out in the open, and you fight on all fronts.

        • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          Two fronts. One legal, peaceful, and out in the open. The other, the opposite. Sin Fein and the IRA.

          All real dissent now illegal in Ireland. Replacement level immigration from Africa under way.

          There’s no voting their way out of this – that should be clear at this point. If one of the little Nationalist parties becomes successful, it will just be banned like Vlams Blok in Belgium or the Golden Dawn in Greece. So the question becomes: Do they have the manhood that their Grandfathers had? There is no other question.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

            A lot of comments on the motives and seriousness behind this flag.

            https://twitter.com/JeffSharlet/status/1654226106147393548?s=20

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

            What the symbolism? The grave?

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

            It is unusual to see a black-and-white photograph these days.

            What does the flag really look like?

        • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Republicans are part of it. There are plenty of Woke conservatives. They are all playing into the same indoctrinations, just on different levels.

    • megabeth May 5, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      Not to mention the “unaccompanied minors” who vanish once they cross the Río Grande. In some form, they might be getting used, then shot. I don’t hear many people advocating for these children, either, although one of the first things Trump did after inauguration was to sign an executive order proscribing human trafficking.

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

        Yeah, cuz that’s the real issue. Their children, not us.

      • Suburban_elk May 5, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

        The conditioning is so extreme that it might be a genetic defect, that White Americans are particularly predilected to: we are losing our country — it’s totally done unless there’s a civil war and we take it back — and someone is concerned about the children of the people who are replacing us?

        Otoh, it’s prolly a good angle to take for normies who would like to oppose replacement level immivasion, but lack the vocabulary and or the cajones, to do it for their own dammed selves, and need the justification of looking out for other people’s brown children.

        Please note: no brown children were harmed in the production of this post.

      • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        She has East Asian nieces. In other words, people who are less related to her than a random White person on the street.

        After accepting such a situation, a person is incapable of even the most basic clarity ever again.

    • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      What “gender affirming” medical care can they give to a toddler?

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Coochie coochie coo, I now declare you a non-binary infant. You can choose your own gender on a whim as you see fit…

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        Sterilization and mind-fuckery, apparently.

      • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

        Drugs.

  5. Frank Buttitch May 5, 2023 at 9:27 am #

    Wake me up when the shootin’ starts.

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    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:56 am #

      It already has.

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:00 am #

        Especially if you visit downtown Chicago, or Baltimore, or NYC, or Minneapolis, etc, etc, etc…..

        • Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

          No, no, that’s just normal black on black warfare. Saturday night type pistols, etc. Real shooting involves automatic rifles, C-4, and greater sabotage of rail, airplanes and shipyards.

          • Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Also the grid goes down one transformer at a time.

  6. SteveK9 May 5, 2023 at 9:29 am #

    Best comment I ever read about Michelle Obama was by Christopher Hitchens. Speaking about her thesis at Yale he said ‘her thesis cannot be read, because it is written in no known language’.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:33 am #

      Was it written in the same language as the Voynich manuscript?

      httpsXX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

      The thesis should be available in the public domain – I wonder what the topic pertained to? I am surprised that Big Mike was smart enough to even be admitted to Yale.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        Ben Stein said that she has the reading and speaking skills of an eight grader.

        • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

          That’s right in line with your average voter, then.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

        It was Princeton (same diff) and she wasn’t smart enough. Her older brother played basketball well enough.

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Tucker promised to read a bit of it on the air, but he never got around to it.

        She’s still fuming about the time an old White lady asked her to get something for her from the top shelf at the supermarket. It’s like she thought she was a slave or somethin’!

      • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

        I am surprised that Big Mike was smart enough to even be admitted to Yale.

        She was smart enough to be born in the racial category the ruling class discriminates in favor of.

    • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      SteveK9,

      Didn’t someone prominent also make a similar comment about (Dr.) Jill Biden’s thesis?? I want to say it was Tucker, but now I can’t remember. I do remember reading that after they had read the thesis, they described it as riddled with typos and incomplete sentences. A real mess.

      Q would not be able to read it without alcohol for sustenance!

      • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        Q would not be able to read it without alcohol for sustenance! – mrs_saj

        ==========

        I’ll try to make a point to read it. Can I get it via Google? How long is it?

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

          I haven’t read it, so I have no idea. I just thought it might give you a migraine as it is said to be sloppily written.

          • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            I just thought it might give you a migraine as it is said to be sloppily written. – mrs_saj

            ===========

            I was able to Google only a portion (25 pages on my PC monitor) of the thesis. Those pages did not get to the meat of the thesis where certain current and former Black Princeton students (Michelle’s “respondents”) responded to a questionaire concerning their pre-Princeton, Princeton, and post-Princeton life experiences.

            What I read with my hyper-critical eye was better than I had been led to expect. My complaints are just what you would expect from me, pedantic minutiae.

            Chap 1, pg 1 contained this: “the ideologies they hold with respects to race relations…” Later on she uses the same plural form of the word. I believe respect is more correct.

            In MO’s favor, when speaking of Black and White individuals she capitalized both black and white. At the time of its writing (1985) the NYT would not have capitalized either word. It is only recently (the last 2-3 years) that the Times changed their style book wherein Blacks (as a people) got a capital B but whites retained a lower case w. The times published a thorough explanation/rationale for the change. I disagreed with their rationale and said so on this blog. When speaking of ethnic groups I capitalize both Blacks and Whites.

            MO seems to favor the yoose of the word “utilize” rather than “use.” I found it four times. Young people writing theses seem to be drawn to longer words which they imagine make them appear more erudite, or should I say “smarter.”

            A sentence contained an unnecessary space both before and after a comma. “At the same time , however…” I immediately thought of Kesa Anna.

            Only once did I find an incorrect possessive. She wrote about “respondents’s attitudes.” Making a plural noun possessive can be tricky.

            She dropped off a letter s from “officials” making it singular in error.

            She wrote “effected” instead of “affected.” I will estimate that the English speaking world gets effect vs affect wrong half the time.

            The thesis is not even close to being great literature, nor was it intended as such. As one commenter described it, it was “turgid.”

            If you need to get a good night’s sleep but suffer from insomnia I would recommend you read Michelle Obama’s college thesis.

            If anyone can provide a link to the complete thesis I’d appreciate it.

          • Yirgach May 6, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

            @Q

            Complete thesis:
            XX://obamaprincetonthesis.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/1985_michelle_obama_princeton_thesis.pdf

    • SW May 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

      SteveK9 — I remember reading that comment. I forget what her thesis is supposed to be about.

      Michele is a woman — an angry, entitled, sulky one but a girl. I loved her speech at the Democratic convention where she’s complaining about being invisible. If only! If Congress passes a law for reparations she’ll be the first in line no matter how much money they’ve got.

      • Yirgach May 6, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

        Yeah, a very divisive and powerful woman at that.

        I’m a big fan of Morgan Freeman and his approach to ending racism:

        He says he finds Black History Month “ridiculous.”

        “You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” asks Freeman. “I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history,” he says, noting that there are no white or Jewish history months.

        How can we get rid of racism?

        “Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man,” Freeman says to Wallace. “And I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You wouldn’t say, ‘Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m sayin’?”

        XXps://www.cbsnews.com/news/morgan-freeman-defies-labels-14-12-2005/

        • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          Mike Wallace to an interviewer:

          I’m not White. I’m Jewish.

  7. mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    JHK Admin,

    There’s a typo in the first sentence. though should be thought

    I figured you’d want it fixed.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:39 am #

      Haha, good job, you beat Q to the punch! He is going to be jealous of you.

      • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 10:49 am #

        Cowbell,

        Lol. I take no pride in it. I just wanted Jim to see it before the links that go out to other newsfeeds were up. It’ll be on citizenfreepress some time today, etc.

        I will leave the red marker corrections to Q.

        • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 11:20 am #

          Has Q ever made an actual correction to anyone’s writing?

          Anyways, for Jim, for what it is worth:

          “LeGard” should be “Lagarde.”

          • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            Ha ha.

            The typo I found was not from Jim’s writing. It was probably a cut and paste of the quote that typically precedes his essay.

          • bill7424 May 5, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            No, Lagarde should be Retarda.

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            Q has helped me, but I grant that much of the time his corrections are specious and obnoxious.

          • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            Anyways, for Jim, for what it is worth: – NO

            ===========

            People are roughly evenly divided on saying Anyways vs Anyway.

            I am firmly in the singular Anyway camp.

            I don’t think it’s a matter of right or wrong, it’s just one of those things that offends my ear.

          • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

            Another useless contribution from Q, Master of Language.

          • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

            Ditto for beside vs besides as in that’s beside the point. I prefer beside. Besides is like fingernails on a blackboard.

          • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

            Being the master wordsmith you are, you surely would have noted that the usage in your two examples are different?

            Just kidding. Of course you didn’t notice.

          • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

            *is

            Before this turd pipes up and avoids the question.

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

            “Anyways” stood out.

            Definitely non-U!

            What’s next: “Irregardless”?

          • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            Another Master of Language joins the Qster?

            https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anyways

            LOL.

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

            NO:

            Yep, “US, informal”

            What I said.

            M-W Unabridged:

            “any·ways adverb \ ?e-n?-?w?z
            \
            1a archaic : in any manner or respect : anywise
            b dialectal : to any degree at all
            2 chiefly dialectal : in any case”

            “any·way adverb \ ?e-n?-?w?
            \
            1 : in any way whatever : anywise
            2 : at all events : in any case : anyhow “

          • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

            In other words, it is correct.

            Which is why Q, having nothing to correct (not that he could) mused about what he prefers–even though no one asked or gives a shit.

            Sad.

        • Islander May 7, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          Yep, correct like “ain’t” is correct!

    • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

      Since that first sentence is a quote from Deep South SR I figure Jim did a copy and paste and thus the error was Deep South’s. If so maybe Jim was right in leaving their error un corrected.

      BTW yesterday Jarek spelled the same word incorrectly… left the final t off the word thought. I should have kept track how many times Jar has made the same or similar errors. But who gives a shit? We all knew what he meant, right?

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

        I noticed that too. I wish there was an edit function. But the thought itself it the most important thing. For you, the form is – and that’s weird.

        • Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

          The edit function is to take time to read what you are going to publish before ‘SUBMIT COMMENT”.

          • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            These are comments on a blog. Get over it.

          • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

            MaryQueen: “These are comments on a blog. Get over it.”

            Right. If it’s a blog comment, okay to be subliterate. Who needs that grammer ‘n’ spelling stuff, know what I mean?

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            Some people think/type faster than others.

          • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

            Yeah, I actually don’t need it. I am fine with people commenting in a colloquial manner. If I don’t like it or understand it, I scroll on by usually.

            Correcting everyone is fucked up.

          • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            “The edit function is the time to take time […]”

            If you consider this to be a well-written clause, then perhaps you would benefit from an edit function.

      • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

        Your ellipsis is both formatted and used incorrectly; next, you forgot to include the “of” after “kept track”; and, finally, you left out the comma between “Deep South” and “I” (randomly inserting”SR”) as well as after “If so.”

        Who is SR, by the way? Bueller?

        As so often, in your attempted correction, you have made more errors yourself than the original poster.

        You have made so many errors as to make yourself a laughing stock.

        Q, Master of Language.

      • Islander May 5, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

        “But who gives a shit? ”

        Finally, some Q-sense!

        Stick with it, Q!

        And don’t forget the vocative comma!

        • Islander May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          “Stick with it, Q!” means

          Stick with “But who gives a shit?”

          No one, that’s who.

          Many language discussions are interesting.

          Typos are not.

  8. Amman May 5, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    What you see around you is not just a complex system (Western Civ) unwinding and breaking apart — though that is part of the story. It is also the appearance of a controlled demolition by desperate, frightened, and crazy people who want to be the ones left standing when the demolition is complete. The catch is, they are pretending, too. They are control-freaks who cannot keep things under control.

    Profound. And Jibes 100% with WEF and their Digital plans. That is one of the joys going forward – watching the plans of these people blow up in their ugly mutts.

  9. MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    Thanks, Jim, for today’s blog. Well said.

    The crisis at the border is pretty bad. El Paso is in a state of emergency.

    Locally, I had already been seeing a plethora of crime and the arrestees are 90% latino and mostly non-citizens. So even up here in Idaho, we’re already getting fallout from illegal invasion & gang activity (which here appear to be connected most of the time).

    Of course each and every one of these special people merit free services from the government, while I see some of my neighbors fall into hard times from inflation and beg for work on NextDoor.

    The hard times are here and they are gonna get worse, sadly.

    There is no doubt Obama & his deep state cronies are running the US show, but this is global, sad to say. The US is not alone in its collapse.

    • Suburban_elk May 5, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

      A hotel near here, a big national chain, is housing for free 100s or maybe 1000s of mexicans etc, who are all “fresh off the boat” and with respect to their, cough cough, human dignity, these are low rent immigrant refugee invaders, even by the standards of low rent immigrant refugees.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with short people, but just to make the point: the women all look like they just came out of the poverty jungle village and are hardly five feet tall, no exag.

      Every one of these, is getting LOADS of assistance. So many of the programs they are eligible for, and receive, are things the native citizens, have never even heard of, and never will.

  10. MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    Just an observation, but all the people set up to be coddled by our government as special is probably going to backfire – on those getting the special treatment. Sure, right now everyone’s annoyed. But when push comes to shove, do you imagine that the trannies or the border jumpers are going to have the upper hand? Not bloody likely.

    This is a color revolution, and its end goal is civil war at best and civil unrest at the very least. It has been designed and funded by Soros (easy to trace), the deep state including the Obama cabal.

    It’s about to get ugly.

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    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      But but but, those trannies and illegal aliens are special people. White privilege needs to be checked at the door and we need to celebrate this diversity.

      Remember when there was a movement to redesign the classic American Flag, replacing the red, white and blue with a new variety of colors and designs to represent the diversity of the American people? Yeah, that concept fell flat like a lead Chinese air balloon.

    • megabeth May 5, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      We have been in it for a while.

    • Amman May 5, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      I’m never good with timing.

      I am OK with movements (as in “we are in Movement 4, the Crisis stage, of the 4th Turning”) and I am OK with inflection points.

      For example, whoever survives the inflection point “Midnight in the 4th Turning,” he or she will find the rest is a low key movement of resolution of the crisis and rebirth. After that, One can be optimistic on the journey out…

      The times seem to call for great courage, great ideals and probably sacrifice. I’m sure Irving and Howe said it best.

    • benr May 5, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      I tried posting this same subject on an MSN story and the hate that flowed was somethign to behld.

      I felt like I had thrown holy water on a bunch of demons.

      • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        😀

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        They do hiss and screech like demons when confronted with truth, don’t they?

      • Amman May 5, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        What topic? Prospect of a kinetic civil war?

    • Cankerpuss May 5, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      Keep hearing this, Mary Queen. Nothing happens. It just keeps pressing on.

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

        They have us where they want us. The only representation we have, the Republican Party, is largely compromised, being dependent on the same source of funding as the Democrats.

        • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

          The system of peaceful political change left to us by the founders no longer works. Or rather, it no longer works the way it was intended. I believe they foresaw this, and thus the comment about the tree of liberty needing to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Sadly, you now have an American population largely dog-trained to respond to certain stimuli and ignore others.

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        We aren’t at the point where weak people are given the heave-ho, because they are no longer of use to the PTB.

        That’s coming.

  11. Bill of Rights May 5, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    Why are they letting all these Mexicans in here?

    Just because it’s Cinco de Mayo?

    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      I’m pretty sure the date was planned, actually. The cabal likes to do things that way.

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        You are right! I didn’t make the connection.

        And the US is pushing Ukraine to attack Russia on Victory Day,
        May 9th, because our rulers are obsessed with numerology, and special dates.

        Ukraine is balking, but they have no choice. Their owners insist.

        That is why I think the US will get directly involved.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

          Ukraine already attacked Russia, if you believe the reports.

          They lit up the spire on the Kremlin or someplace, on the off chance that Putin might have been up there.

          Russia claims it was the US, because it was. Our government calls that ludicrous, but it is ludicrous in the sense that it was ludicrous that we would do that and claim it was Ukraine.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            I think it was a major provocation, designed to either get Russia to respond OR for the US to set off a nuclear device in Kiev, blame it on Russia, and then enter the war.

            Did you see the report by the NY Times that the US is installing nuclear sensor devices in Ukraine, which are designed to monitor for radiation and to BLAME IT ON RUSSIA?

            They are flat-out telling us that they have rigged sensors to finger Russia, and they are installing them.

            If there’s a gun in the first act, it will go off by the final act.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            ””The United States is wiring Ukraine with sensors that can detect?? bursts of radiation from a nuclear weapon or a dirty bomb and can confirm the identity of the attacker,” the Times report says. The goal, according to the report, is for US officials to be made immediately aware of if a radioactive weapon detonates inside Ukraine, and to be able to identify Russian forces as the culprit.”

            Long article, but this is part of it.

            ://simplicius76.substack.com/p/sitrep-5123-massive-missile-strikes

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            Ha! The president of Chechnya agrees with me.

            Ramzan Kadyrov: “The attack on the Kremlin is nothing but a provocation to force an escalation-a favorite technique of modern hybrid warfare and Western generals, the results of which are advantageous to the provocateurs themselves.

            The chain of statements and veiled media blasts that followed was intended to stir ambitions and push the Russian Supreme Commander-in-Chief to carry out brutal retaliation in Ukraine, such as carpet bombing of cities. This would then be used for a media campaign focusing on civilian casualties, and the Nazis in Kiev would be considered victims.

            I admire Vladimir Vladimirovich’s restraint and wisdom in not giving in to this cowardly provocation. But the organizers of this attack will have to answer for it, no matter where on Earth they are. Not today, not tomorrow, but those involved will suffer just punishment. It is too early for that now. Soon, because justice in the world community today is buried under the interests of the aggressor country, the only one of its kind in the world, which for years has bent the independent institutions, interests and rights of other countries.

            One of the tasks of today’s Russia and its allies is to rebuild the world institutions of justice so that they become impartial and independent again. This is bound to happen, and eventually unipolarism and the puppet status of entire countries will end. This is when there will be an all-out demand from every participant, author and organizer.

            That is why today’s provocation will not change the scenario of the planned course of the special military operation. Yes, it is an attack on the President, and thus on the state and, consequently, on all the people of the Russian Federation. But it should not affect our plans and interests. Retaliation, of course, will come. And it will be surgical and precise.”

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

            Yes, as long as they care what the Satanists and their dupes think, then they are subject to being played.

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

            Vladimir Vladimirovich does not let his buttons get pushed.

            Retaliation will come at a time and place that suits Russia/the Kremlin/VV.

            That may be under the deep blue sea, where the RF Navy challenges the US Navy in all dimensions.

            There’s a lot more going on than we can see from the worm’s-eye view.

          • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 9:03 am #

            Ordered by the dangerous psychopaths running our government who also ordered our military to take out the Nordstream pipeline. They keep poking the bear, either thinking they an handle the bear, or really looking for a major war involving nukes. What better way to reduce the population? Problem is, the woke military, minus our Special Ops, are unlikely to prevail in any major war, and we will suffer the consequences while the cretins causing it reside in their taxpayer bunkers at Greenbriar and other secretive locations, only emerging to acknowledge their new masters whom they have served so well. Treason and sedition are no longer recognized.

        • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

          Another astute observation. Yes, they are huge on special dates. Especially when they can really shove it into the peoples’ face.

          Despicable.

        • badberries May 7, 2023 at 9:49 am #

          @paula d, If the US does get involved, the whole “dust up” will be over so fast we won’t know it… except for the mushrooms.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 9:59 am #

      As long as they bring plenty of tequila and mescal to the table. They can mow my lawn with the battery powered lawn equipment (since all gas engines are getting outlawed), and they can make me one of those breakfast burritos that “Dr.” Jill Biden was talking about in that speech last year.

      They should only allow the trim and beautiful Mexican ladies to enter America for possible citizenship. That might boost the morale of straight white American males everywhere!

      • Amman May 5, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        What happened to the white women?

        • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:56 am #

          While women everywhere are transitioning to a woke agenda that involves removing their breasts, ovaries, etc. They have no interest in the traditional female gender role they have played in civilization for thousands of years. If a cute Mexican girl is an actual female that has conservative values, wants a family, a good man in her life, etc. then I would take her any day over the White woman.

          • badberries May 5, 2023 at 11:24 am #

            In spite of some possibly delicate personal hygiene issues, the Amish and Mennonite women are Hale and Hardy, willing to “throw their shoulders” into the task at hand.

            Unfortunately, none of them are genetically further apart than 2nd cousins. The Elders are aware of this situation and have been addressing it; within their beliefs, but it’s tricky.

            Every summer they have a benefit auction of produce, baked goods, antiques, plants, small livestock..etc. to raise money for the “special needs” children.

            The auction is the “Premier” social event for those of “marrying age” (16-17).

            It’s really a very fun, successful and interesting time. Crowds of 400+ all dressed in their best.

            I’m 6’3″, I can do a head count without a ladder…. lol.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            Men seem to think if they were to join the Amish they would get a wife who looks like Kelly McGillis and knows how to bake pies.

            I remember reading, in the National Lampoon I think it was, that Mexican people are genetically programed with pockets of fat that explode when they turn thirty.

          • badberries May 5, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Beryl, Goddamned man, ‘cepting our host, I thought I was the last surviving Nat Lamp reader. Chris Miller, P.J. O’Rourke et al, those boys and girls wrote some seriously funny shit, the Highschool yearbook was classic.

            Didja ever read any Tom Robbins? -Another Roadside Attraction, -Even Cowgirls get the Blues? funny times.

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            White women are making more money on average than White men now. So given that women won’t marry down, they often can’t find husbands.

            The difference just isn’t part of popular consciousness, but it is most profound. A successful man would be willing to marry a sales girl or waitress. A successful woman would almost never do that same with the male equivalent.

            Many women are freezing their eggs now, trying to gain time so they can meet “Mr Right”. They are unlikely to succeed. They became the men they now seek and now must bide alone, their eggs remaining frozen until they pass.

          • Amman May 5, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            Hmm. There’s a white woman at work who f-cks around with me a lot. Just not physically.

            Anyway, exploding Mexican women sounds scary.

          • pranah May 6, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            Beryl, I loved Nat Lamp! I still have the graphic novelization of Animal House. A few years ago I donated all our old Mad Magazines to the university’s extensive comic collection. People come from all over to access the collection and study it.

      • badberries May 5, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        Yes, but after you knock six or eight puppies outta her, that “trim and beautiful” turns into reality. (one who knows…).

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          That’s the reason a lot of young women don’t want to have children.

          They’ve seen it happen, with good intentions, two people fall in love, get married, and have kids, only to see everything fall apart in a short amount of time.

          They both suffer from the aftereffects like fighting over child support, but he moves on in the dating pool at the same level of physical attractiveness, while her figure is ruined.

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

            But not the same level of financial attractiveness, right?

            Not always. Some women come back from it alright.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          Badberries no I didn’t read the Robbins.

          I think the Lampoon and Mad Magazine were my undoing.

          That HS yearbook- a little before my time, but much of what they had in there held true when I got to school.

          Weren’t the girls in gym class playing volleyball wearing water wings, in the shallow end of the pool?

          How far we came, and know we’ve gone backwards from no real “sports” for girls to no sports for girl only.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            Beryl of oyl, Yep and the chicks were 99.9% Height Weight proportionate.

            Hell, today they spend most of their time on the only parts of their body that doesn’t get fat; their hair and nails. I say screw the hair and nails, gimme a six pack abs and an ass smaller than mine and I’ll get rich for her or die trying.

    • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      It’s interesting that a battle between Mexican & French troops in 1862 outside Mexico City is commemorated in the US, but the Battles of Shiloh & Antietam, also fought in 1862, are largely forgot about.

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        Easy, Battles of Shiloh and Antietam represented “racism” so they must be shoved down the memory hole. But millions in reparations on the other hand….

        • Amman May 5, 2023 at 10:40 am #

          No past, no memory, no identity, no future.

        • Tate May 5, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

          We toured Shiloh. My great grandfather would have been there, but he came down with typhoid.

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        I have heard that Cinco de Mayo is not a big deal in Mexico proper, just in the US.

        Like St. Patrick’s Day, just an excuse to get drunk and party.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          Dingus Day is another one.

          • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

            Never heard of that before, but sounds like a holiday I could get behind.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

            If you like pierogi and polka. Also beer of course.

    • Not_GeorgeT May 5, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      It’s Spring and lawns need tending?

    • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      Why are they letting all these Mexicans in here?

      Just because it’s Cinco de Mayo?

      Yes, and what’s left of the United States is the free-shit army’s piñata.

    • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

      Why are they letting all these Mexicans in here?

      Because the fourth was with them.

  12. devnickle May 5, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    wow.
    Hammer, meet nail.

  13. BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    “Tens of thousands of illegals ushered across the border …”

    Where will they all go, what will they do? Even self appointed Sanctuary Cities like Chicago & NY are full up and claim they can’t take in any more. Hundreds of thousands, millions of unassimilated non citizens roaming around the country with no money and no place to go seems like a recipe for disaster.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      My yard is entirely fenced, I have a shotgun, and will sit on my front porch all day to keep the vermin at bay. I suggest that many readers here prepare to do likewise.

      • megabeth May 5, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Molon labe.

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 10:28 am #

        Sounds like fun.

      • badberries May 5, 2023 at 11:07 am #

        Cowbell81, copy that, 3 sides of the backyard are fenced with a multistory canopy with the lowest story (first 15 feet) being a type of Thorn Forest ( every time I go in there I come out bleeding.), then Pit Cherries, Old Growth Red and White Oak. It’s private.

        We have a menagerie of furred and feathered that call us “home”, 7 foxes, 2 adults and 5 kits under the garden shed last year. Just because you don’t see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

        I’m retired, I spend a lot of night time on the patio, reading, smoking and listening to the world. There are many dramas playing out as we sleep.

        • happiface May 5, 2023 at 11:19 am #

          Drove across the interstate at night, all night til sunrise- it shocked me how many semi trucks were rolling- Smokey and Bandit would be proud…major drama all night long

          • badberries May 5, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            My times of night driving are pretty well done, the occasional scoot to the smoke shop and then to the safety of my nest.

            I used to regularly drive non-stop to Mazatlan from Montana and back. Those days are definitely gone. But yeah I saw all kinds of strange shit at night. I was driving down the highway and …. SHIT!! was that a horse??

          • Anthea May 5, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

            There are also some strange sights to be seen in the city at night. Late one night in the 70s, probably around 3:00 am, when my roommate and I were tripping on acid in NYC, we decided to go for a walk from West 75th to East 57th Street. Our objective was to walk down and look at the Crown Jewels of Austria in Bergdorf’s window.

            The most notable incident was that, somewhere south of West 72nd, we heard the sound of African drums. We couldn’t tell where they were coming from, but a block or two ahead of us two nearly naked black men were approaching. They were wearing loincloths and carrying spears. We crossed the street.

            When we got down to West 57th, where there used to be a 12-foot-tall orange nine, marking Nine West 57th, we saw a man on crutches with a bandaged leg emerge from behind the nine. Then we noticed that, for several blocks, there were about two big, heavy-set men per block on each side of the street, walking slowly in circles. This scared us. Who were these guys? What were they doing here at this time of the night? (Later, I realized that they were security guards.) That was when we decided to hail a cab and go home.

            When the cab arrived at our apartment building, there was a homeless man sitting on the steps, moving a pile of newspapers from one stack to another and back again. By this time, we were pretty scared and fled past him into the safety of the apartment building.

            So…. A youthful indiscretion that turned out okay.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            Anthea, The “tripping on acid” brought a time travel chuckle. For my “work-study” position at the U. I got assigned to the mycology lab, had access to the catalogs of spore-prints and an autoclave. Nothing beats cultivating from spore, every type of Psilocybin in the world.

            That was the first time I realized that every living thing has its’ own luminescence, like neon! That football field isn’t really flat, it undulates. That Frisbee doesn’t reach your hand, your hand reaches the Frisbee.

            There was a saying c.1969, “free your mind and your ass will follow”.

        • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          A boma or thorn hedge for protection. The Black Africans do this too. It will help. I don’t know if the foxes will….

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

            Jarek The four-legged vermin aren’t really a problem, the deer eat the flowers, not a problem.

            My concerns lay mostly with the two-legged vermin, if they can get through that thorn forest without getting shredded, they’re smarter than I.

            As an added bonus, the thorn tips break off and two days later, sepsis! In the absence of effective treatment (anti-bios) Gangrene.

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        Wasn’t a Texan man recently arrested for murder for shooting an illegal on his property?

        • TXRancher May 5, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          No that was Arizona.

          In Cleveland, Texas last week an illegal alien shot 4 of his illegal alien neighbors (shot 5 but one had a green card).

          • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

            Actually she’s correct, but it was a few months ago.

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

          Paula D,

          Yes, though it is in Arizona. He fired a warning shot and didn’t know he had killed anyone until the next day. Every concealed carry class I’ve ever sat through taught that you never fire a warning shot. You shoot to kill or you don’t shoot at all.

          The rancher called border control while the trespassers were on his land. He called again the next day after he’d found the body.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            That was probably his mistake. Still trusting the system, I guess.

    • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      The Woke tried to make this county a sanctuary county, but an illegal alien had slaughtered an entire family in a small town in the county, and the rest of the town showed up at the meeting to protest.

      The motion failed.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        New York City wanted to be a sanctuary city, but I don’t think anybody understood what sanctuary mens or where the idea came from, and they seem surprised that when you harbor criminals the crime rate goes up.

        Since New York went out of its way to destroy the concept that the interior of a church is not sacrosanct, that the government can even dictate that you cannot use the bathroom because they said so, because an emergency trumps the Bill of Rights, the whole idea of sanctuary is dead dead dead.

        The government i merely picking and choosing who may violate our laws according to their individual whims, which is also known as corruption.

        They should all go to prison fot their roles. You too Michael Bloomberg.

        • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          And every illegal immigrant is a criminal who belongs behind barbed wire until deportation.

          It’s them or us. At the Federal level, it’s already decided. The whole thing is the Cloward-Piven strategy on steroids. Overwhelm the system until it collapses. Assume emergency powers to deal with the permanent emergency. After the long emergency? Well who even remembers at that point? Just some old White people talking about bill of rights.

          • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 9:17 am #

            All planned and being executed to perfection, while the Republicans sit silently.in the face of derision and scorn from the MSM if they dare raise the issue. These illegals, now numbering over 7 million and climbing, are the new brown shirts (pun intended) for the Demoncraps. Make no mistake, they are entitled because of their coming role in suppressing American citizens, who count for nothing anymore, thus the increasing drive to disarm us.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

            The antifa were the militia of the Weimar Republic. The brownshirts fought and defeated them.

            See the work of Andy Ngo if you doubt me.

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

        They’ll try again.

        Minnesota has gone down along with much of the east and west coast states.

        Until, of course, it begins to affect them in earnest. Then things will get interesting.

  14. oojai May 5, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    It would seem those military troops are not being sent to protect the border but instead to protect those illegally entering the US from those trying to stop there.

    • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 10:20 am #

      I’ve thought the same thing; US troops going to the border to escort in illegals at the behest of Majorkas. Also their mission to protect incoming illegals from Border Patrol and the Texas National Guard.

    • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

      them

  15. mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 10:19 am #

    My husband invited a liberal friend and neighbor of ours over this morning to help move the gas grill out of the garage and onto the deck. The grill is one year new and I can’t lift half of it anymore like I used to be able to do with the prior grill.

    The friend is from Serbia and came to the US when he was 16. His wife is an American born Caucasian woman with a surname that is Australian. She is further left than he is. They are both vaxxed and they vaxxed their ten year old son.

    Anyway, he owns a trucking business. They just bought a second house, a lake house, last year. His wife quit her paralegal job last year. Did I mention that he has a $1 million mortgage on his primary house? I’ve been a realtor for 25 years and I know how to look these things up. He’s also a member at the local country club.

    The friend, my husband, and I ended up talking current events out on the back deck this morning. He told us his business is off, way off. He has been burning through savings since April of 2022. He is very concerned about the cost of diesel, his largest business expense. This includes the taxes on diesel, which varies by state. He is also following commentary about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. My husband has been in oil and gas for 30 years and was answering questions for him. The SPR is not a years’ long supply of oil. It has maybe 60 days worth of supply, maybe less depending on how depleted the SPR is allowed to get. The math on this simple. My husband also reminded him about the administration’s policies that impact US oil and gas production. Our friend thinks the economy is tanking and is going to get much worse. He thinks of his company as a leading indicator.

    I told our friend the US met the technical definition of a recession since July of 2022 even though the media won’t admit it. They don’t want to hurt Biden in the polls any more than he has already done to himself. Maersk, the global container shipping company just put out a note this morning that business is off and we should expect things to get bumpy. This will affect our friend’s business. I told him this and he knew all about Maersk.

    He just got back from San Francisco a few days ago. He said it’s an absolute hell hole.

    Our friend cannot connect the dots. We told him it is up to him what he thinks is happening and what he should do. We told him to rethink his voting in 2024 in national and local elections. He can’t admit to us he might have to make a u-turn politically. He knows we are conservative to the point of libertarian. He knows we live debt free. We told him we were selling all our rental houses because of the eviction moratorium and when Powell was promising to raise rates more than a year ago. Our friend cannot or will not connect the dots from policy to outcome.

    It’s disheartening. He’s not dumb.

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    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      He’s culted and has his identity wrapped up in it.

      Sad.

    • Amman May 5, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      I’ve always considered debt as modern slavery especially after my 1st new spanking new car in Sunnyvale was repo’ed in 84.

      I was a know-it-all Silicon valley Engineer, you see… -_-

      • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Amman,

        The more I thought I knew in years past, the more wrong I was. I can see that now. At least I am well aware that my “Things You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know list is growing at this point in my life.

        Car repo’s are skyrocketing. It’s on par with the Great Recession. One of the busiest businesses around right now are car reposession companies. Maybe my friend should repurpose his idled trucks and transport repo’d vehicles.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          We don’t know things that don’t immediately affect us, when we have more pressing issues that affect our families.

          I have always tried, when I learned something counter to a lot of what was being sold out in the mainstream, to pass along that knowledge when I learned of someone, usually a younger person, facing a similar situation.

          A young friend of mine once told me his mother was about to buy a new car.

          I gave him a few pointers to pass along, as I had just recently researched the matter from top to bottom.

          Later on, he told me, “they tried to sell her rustproofing”. He was kind of amazed.

        • Amman May 5, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

          That’s why people drink Brandy when recalling their hapless and youthful ways.

        • Amman May 8, 2023 at 6:16 am #

          Still, it’s hard to picture you unwise, Mrs. Saj.

      • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        Debt is quite useful when used properly.

        I would be significantly poorer without the aid of debt.

        • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

          Yes, it cuts both ways. Debt used productively is a good thing. Debt used for hedonistic consumption is not.

          • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

            Yep.

        • Amman May 6, 2023 at 3:41 am #

          True but handling debt requires brains and discipline. I’m debt free, asset rich, enjoy high liquidity and all thanks to my Progenitors
          and to Providence. Of course, there is a sacrifice.

      • messianicdruid May 5, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        “The borrower is the servant [ slave ] of the lender”. But nobody hears…

        • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          But if you could not borrow, there are many things you could and would not have. And some of those things might give you the freedom to be free from debt at a later date, but far more independent and financially secure.

          Debt is what you make of it. Don’t agree to conditions you don’t like and don’t borrow unless it will benefit you.

    • Rowdypiglet May 5, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      Mrs_saj, I know too many people like your neighbor, many of them in my suburban family. Some of them are still spending as if they had money (rather than credit) and proceeding as if they were living in 1955. They’re not stupid people, but they’re determinedly blind to everything they don’t wish to see. Their pockets aren’t empty (yet) and they’re neither hungry nor cold. I’m afraid that’s what it would take to awaken them, after which they would blame Donald Trump.

      Meanwhile, husband and I live in a small, rural place where people are generally poor but don’t carry anything like the load of debt my suburban relatives do. Our neighbors could become moderately worse off than they are, but couldn’t experience a sudden, devastating crash of the kind that awaits my relatives; they don’t operate on that level. There has never been a worse time to be in debt, and it astonishes me that people are not only unaware but eager to dig themselves in deeper.

      We already have an epidemic of mental illness. There are profound shocks awaiting the unwary, and they’re absolutely without the strength of character and mental stability to survive them.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

        Student loan debt will remain nearly the only debt that cannot be discharged through bankruptcy.

        • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

          Beryl,

          I’ll add IRS tax debt to your list.

      • badberries May 5, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        On my daily encounters w/the public, I see some signs that are worrying, people are exasperated and losing their patience.

        Walmart and everybody else is getting clobbered by the shoplifting. They’re closing some “un-profitable” locations, first ChiCongo then Minneanoplace soon, “Hometown USA”.

        Top-off your pantry, some stuff ain’t going to be available…at any price.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

          Someone mentioned to me that there were protests when Walmart went in Chicago, and now protests when they are leaving.

          Oprah already cut her ties to Chicago. She still seems to support the same people and policies that drove her out though.

        • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

          BB it’s not simple shoplifting that is driving 4 Walmart stores out of Chicago; no, stores are being looted for everything they have, trashed in the middle of the day by rampaging mobs running out the door with carts full of merchandise. THE STORES ARE TRASHED BEYOND REPAIR. Cops don’t come. Customers are assaulted and robbed in the parking lots, employees are attacked & beaten inside stores. Cars are stolen. By any measure it is not possible to do business inside the Hood.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            Backrow, Yesterday I was in a large supermarket, looking to top-off the liquor cabinet.

            There was a couple of mid-twenties, dark chocolate male, butterscotch female, “casing” the place, deciding on which top shelf Tequila they wanted.

            I asked the female which Tequila she liked the most, at the sound of my voice the male bolted, she remained. She pointed to a bottle of rotgut bottom shelf shit, the $10 for a 1.75L kind. I said it was an interesting choice.

            Apparently I had disturbed her mojo and she took off to find her guy.

            It was kinda funny because for my entire life I’ve been plagued by my looks, the standard big white guy who must be a cop, customs, narc, taxman…take your pick. All I have to do is say something and they scatter like bunnies.

    • malthuss May 5, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

      Our friend cannot connect the dots

      that is explained in your first line.

      • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

        malthuss,

        Yes, with my words, “liberal friend”. I’m afraid I got carried away with my story, lol.

    • malthuss May 5, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      It’s disheartening. NO ITS WONDERFUL, HE IS YR ENEMY.

      He’s not dumb. WRONG AGAIN. He was good at getting to USA n riding its gravy train.

    • SW May 5, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

      mrs.sag —

      The truth will hit when even more banks go belly up. I tried to copy a chart of regional banks and their drop in value and here’s a sample: PacWest Bank – 56% all the way down to Southern First at -13% with 17 banks in between. Taxpayers subsidize, then big banks buy them for pennies on the dollar. As soon as they’re all absorbed, they will dictate exactly how we spend our money — what’s left of it.

      Your trucking friend could be a clone of a lot of people I know and I used to be one of them. It took the second term of Obama to finally see what that it was all b.s. Nothing was ever going to be done about the banking fiasco, cleaning up the medical system or anything else. When Maxine Waters got away with the lie that a border patrol officer was “whipping men like slaves” and none of the MSM called her out for it (they were horses’ reins and now horses are banned) any shreds of hope were gone. No lie is too petty or ridiculous to be trotted out.

      • mrs_saj May 5, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

        SW,

        I agree. Sheila Bair (former chair of the FDIC during the Great Recession) was on cnbc the day after Pac West’s stock price tumbled. She was talking about a bank’s deposits are safe regardless of the stock price. I’m not sure this is entirely true. First, depositors can have above the FDIC insurance limit held by the bank, which could be a problem. Secondly the stock price can effect a company’s rating from the ratings agencies, which will affect cost of capital. Third, there are usually debt covenants and these can be effected if the company’s equity plummets. I didn’t really agree with her interview and she definitely could be lying. I don’t trust the experts anymore.

        Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out our congress critters and other various government officials are all liquidating their stock portfolios, especially their bank stocks, while they tell us in a soothing voice that everything is fine?

        Nothing was ever going to be done about the fiascos you mentioned. And nothing will ever be done about covid hoax or the vaxx fraud. Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced her retirement from the CDC today because I guess it’s a good time to scamper off. Nothing will be done.

        • SW May 6, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          I’m sure a lucrative position awaits Rochelle at a pharmaceutical company and she will always tearfully say she was just doing her job. Leaving out, of course, her job was lying thru her teeth.

          Remember Enron and how the top management siphoned off millions while freezing the stock of their employees? I doubt much has changed.

    • badberries May 6, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      mrs_saj It’s just “normalcy bias” it’s a disorder that cannot be altered until the afflicted are forced or opt to leave the constraints of the box in which they live.

      Eventually, something shitty happens and should they survive it, many finally have an Epiphany, that everything is an illusion and the only thing real is love.

  16. malthuss May 5, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    IS THIS TRUE?

    Both Morgenthau and Eisenhower subscribed to the premise of the book “Germany Must Perish” by author Theodore Kaufman.

    This vile tome advocated the destruction of everything German, from art, culture, technical prowess, production and engineering and other German abilities. Kaufman’s book advocated total genocide of the German people including forced sterilization and outright mass-murder.

    Most people are unaware of Eisenhower’s “German death camps” in which ordinary German soldiers were interred after the summation of WW2. Conditions were extremely harsh. Food and shelter were not provided despite Red Cross food parcels being readily available.

    These men were interred in open-air concentration camps (pens) without basic facilities, totally different than the labor camps run by Germany during the war. Any attempts to provide food to the captives by outsiders was met with summary execution.
    Eisenhower denied these captives Geneva Convention protections by refusing to define them as “prisoners of war” (POWs), instead defining them as “disarmed enemy combatants” in violation of Geneva Convention protocols regarding the treatment of captured enemy “prisoners of war”.

    General George Patton had other ideas. He protested Eisenhower’s harsh, illegal treatment of German captives and saw the Germans as “good people” (which put him on the “outs” with Eisenhower) that should have been used to push the Soviets out of both western and eastern Europe. German troops could have been used to facilitate the “push” but Patton was countermanded by both Morgenthau and Eisenhower.
    Patton lost his life, not in a car accident, but in a hospital where he was taken for “observation”. He was (probably) murdered a few days later.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      A lot of German POWs were interred in camps in northern Wisconsin and other labor industries throughout the state. I seem to recall there was a big hemp growing and production industry that was run entirely by German POWs.

      • badberries May 5, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Many of them, by choice, were not repatriated to Germany. Especially if they had skills.

        I knew a man (RIP Fritz u. Emma) who got captured by the USSR, he spent 7 years digging the subway tunnels under Mockba. He was repatriated in 1950, five years after the “cessation of hostilities”, the “War” never really ended, elsewise why are we still occupying FRG?

        The “collective defense” of NATO is Horse shit.

    • kidseyedoc May 5, 2023 at 10:50 am #

      My God! I hope that is not true.

      • Tate May 5, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        It’s the part of history that you don’t learn in school.

      • Tate May 5, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

        Go to Unz.com & begin to learn the history that you don’t learn in school.

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

        World War Two was us fighting for the International Bankers against the Man who tried to stop them. As he said, My spirit shall rise from the grave and the world will know I was right.

    • Amman May 5, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      POW ’45

      Xwww.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vw4WPRkeOg&ab_channel=BritishPath%C3%A9

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

      Yes, I read about this in a couple of books, how it was Eisenhower’s policy of starving German POWs, and some of our troops who were used as guards were threatened with being shot if they tried to sneak food to them. One of them, Martin Brecht, could speak German, and was used as a translator. We have a lot of blood on our hands from WWII as well.

  17. Second Earl of Rochester May 5, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    ‘My guess is that’s what will set off a new civil war…’

    What a tragedy that it is coming to this. While it is clear that orthodox methods to right the ship are tantamount to wasted time and effort, it is nevertheless a profound disappointment.

    Notwithstanding the societal malaise that allowed this train wreck to get as far as it has, I truly doubt that when it comes to ‘civil’ strife, that we shall sit idly by.

    We wish for peace and above all to be left alone to live our lives as we see fit. We believe in robust debate, but not rioting and unrest to achieve our ends. We frequently disagree on some issues with our neighbors, but do not seek punitive measures against them based on our differences. Therein is the problem as the left is not hindered by such ‘rules’ and values. Indeed, they have hijacked them vis-a-vis Saul Alinsky to rain hell fire upon their ‘enemies’.

    Once the sh*t hits the fan, I believe we’ll see the emergence of a sleeping giant that will throw off the constraints – if one is to put ones life on the line, then the outcome had sure be worthwhile. When absolutely necessary, men will revert to their primordial instincts to protect their lives and the lives of their families.

    • happiface May 5, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      Vietnam, gulf war 1 and 2 – attacks on Syria, Libya, all of South America, etc. were you been? NATO USA has invaded over 250 countries, killing millions for no other reason than just to kill people/

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        I think there are usually resources of some sort involved.

        The US invaded Honduras over bananas, FFS.

      • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        interred?

        summation?

    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      If so, Patriots will blow the power grids and attempt to isolate the cities. Everyone will hate them with a passion, even many who thought they agreed with them.

      The Illegals are used to privation, and will be useful in hunting down such people. They will be lauded on the NEWS once the power comes back on. USA! USA! USA!

      • malthuss May 5, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        Seth Riches killer?

        • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

          Now that’s a name I have not heard for a long, long time.

          Amazing how many massive crimes have been committed in full view of the public and covered up by our politicians over the past decade or two.

      • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

        even many who thought they agreed with them. – Jar

        ===========

        Congrats on the spelling of the bolded word.

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          No, it’s really spelled thot. Spelling should be phonetic.

          • Q. Shtik May 6, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            Where I come from, if spelling were phonetic, it would be thawt.

  18. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    I guess now that the news broke that people have jobs (i.e. job growth of 253,000; Black unemployment at record low) that is somehow tied to the drop in gold to $2000 an ounce and silver back to $25/ounce.

    Don’t know how these issues correlate to pricing, but it all seems like a scam to me.

  19. RCAnderson May 5, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    That last sentence really hit home w/ hard cognitive dissonance: “and our government tries to stop them from defending our own country” !!!

  20. badberries May 5, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    “and Hillary wearing that “loser” sign plastered on her back”.

    The first time I heard Hillary label people like me as “deplorable”, (when actually I’m cute as a button..) I thought to meself, how does that Hag look in a mirror without breaking it?

    I’m okay w/ “deplorable”.

    She’s the worst of women; the “Undesirable” Hag.

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    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Apparently old Slick Willie fell for her, but that is not saying much. He seemed to molest anything that moved. What a match though, you have to wonder what their early courtship was like.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        Someone who attended an event featuring Hillary in Troy, New York, back when she was First Lady, told me that Hillary was actually very pretty in person.

        Anyway, you look at pictures from her wedding day and she was the better-looking of the two.

        • badberries May 5, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Two good looking parents don’t make a Chelsea.

          • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            Google a picture of Dorothy Rodham as a young woman.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

            I think her daddy is Webb Hubbell.

            ://blackbag.gawker.com/is-this-chelsea-clintons-real-father-1780376180

          • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

            Bill isn’t Chelsea’s dad.

          • Islander May 5, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

            Chelsea looks more like pasty-face Bill than like Hillary, IMHO.

      • Islander May 5, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

        She was attractive as a young woman.

        And she was intelligent—no denying that.
        Some men like intelligent women/girls.

        They both were.
        That’s why it’s too bad, for the country, that they have become what they have become.

  21. kidseyedoc May 5, 2023 at 10:48 am #

    Brilliant insights, as usual.

    Agree completely with your conclusion.

  22. The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:04 am #

    “…hardcore accelerationist collapsitarian…” ~ Deep South SR on Twitter, via JHK

    I have yet to read your article, Jim, but I love that part/description. 😀

    • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      They alter the meaning of words. We make up new ones. Hah!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        We’ll see how USA fares in the next year or two.

        Anyway, there’s ‘flyover country’ to flee to if no one wants to fight.

        And maybe the new immigrants can show some of the locals, poor and privileged alike, how farming , etc., is done.

        Set up some raised bed community gardens/plots along California’s nouveau skid-rows, in between the tents, with chickens running around all over the city.

        We might even see a trickle up here in Canada.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          …And cows and goats roaming around downtown Los Angeles.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            …With special milking stations set up in the business districts.

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            They had a big garden in Watts, I think it was.

            The city moved in and destroyed it.

            .kqed.org/bayareabites/3519/the-garden-movie-the-life-death-of-a-community-garden-in-los-angeles

          • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            FYI, you can’t have chickens or goats in a garden. Chickens scratch up seedlings and goats trample whatever they don’t eat.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2023 at 2:04 am #

            Ya, I doubt they can have cows and goats roaming around downtown Los Angeles either. Silliness aside, point taken and understood.

            —-

            “The city moved in and destroyed it.” ~ Paula D

            We’ll see how long that lasts.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2023 at 2:10 am #

            Rat-A-Licious

            BTW, at night I notice a lot more when visiting my garden plots… spiders, centipedes, millipedes, beetles, earthworms, raccoons, deer and, last summer, a rat in someone else’s plot up in their corn-stalks eating the kernels.
            I got close enough that if I had some kind of net, like for catching insects or fish, it could have easily been caught and in another time and place, skinned, gutted, cooked over a fire and devoured.

          • Paula D May 7, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

            When my mom was a kid, her mom traded a plot of LA land for a horse, because that is the poor businesswoman she was.

            Anyway, at the time they lived in North Hollywood and they walked the horse home. I’m pretty sure the horse lived in LA at the time.

            Even when I was a kid, there were horses kept all around the suburbs I lived in.

            People who don’t understand how overpopulation ruins things are idiots.

  23. tom clark May 5, 2023 at 11:06 am #

    I thought Donald Trump was going to pull us out of all this. Meanwhile, check out Jimbo’s cellphone interview w/ RFK Jr.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      If you want to know what PDJT did for us, or attempted, look at a list of the documents reversing those things, that were put in front of Joe for his signature just as soon as he was sworn in.

  24. The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    “You are expected to take at face value the claim that “Joe Biden” is actually up for re-election. Could it be more obvious that he’s pretending?” ~ JHK

    I only got to that part of your article so far, Jim, but repeat after me:

    The emperor has no clothes… The emperor has no clothes… The emperor has no clothes!… 😀

  25. dorn May 5, 2023 at 11:20 am #

    Osborne Cox did nothing wrong.

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  26. Frank Buttitch May 5, 2023 at 11:21 am #

    Sending 1500 US troops to the border to help facilitate a foreign invasion of the nation they have have sworn to protect with their lives.
    How humiliating following orders to betray your country.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      Yeah, remember when Trump wanted to send the military to our border to protect it, and there was a HUGE uproar that he was racist and that is not the job of the troops.

      Now apparently this is perfectly only for Slow Joe Brandon to do, because they are welcoming in future democrat voters. Nothing to see here, move along folks!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle May 5, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        ” Nothing to see here, move along folks!” ~ cowbell81

        ——

        Except immigrants.
        I
        f the border is permeable one way, maybe it’s permeable the other way too.
        So maybe we can see lots of farming setting up and more relatively-local trade and immigrants teaching locals how to do actual stuff beyond sliding their fingers across digital device screens.

        Sure, sudden and pronounced immigrations can be tough, but maybe in the medium-run it will work out better than it might otherwise.

        • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          We’re all going sit around in a circle and sing Kumbaya together.

          • malthuss May 5, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Z is a fool.

          • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

            Z may be a fool but Malthuss is an SLPC plant

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2023 at 6:28 am #

            “Since the 19th century, the United States government has participated and interfered, both overtly and covertly, in the replacement of many foreign governments. In the latter half of the 19th century, the U.S. government initiated actions for regime change mainly in Latin America and the southwest Pacific, including the Spanish–American and Philippine–American wars. At the onset of the 20th century, the United States shaped or installed governments in many countries around the world, including neighbors Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.” ~ Wikipedia

          • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2023 at 6:29 am #

            May 7, 2023 at 6:07 am

        • workingclasshero May 5, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

          The southern border illegals probably get a year or two of free rent and Snap food assistance. They are here to vote DEMOCRAT, genius! Spare us the “gosh, it won’t be that bad” bullshit..

          • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 9:38 am #

            More likely the new 5th column for the Demoncraps on he order of the brown shirts, or storm troopers, of Nazi Germany. They do have a purpose, and it is not to teach Americans to farm, etc. That is a ridiculous opinion as the true purpose is much more sinister.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle May 7, 2023 at 2:20 am #

          Gotta luv the attitude…

          You guys can wallow in your echo-chambers and maybe via your sockpuppets all you want but foolishness sometimes misses opportunities when it notices nothing but what it wants to.

          Spending too much time online incessantly babbling about ‘nothing’ should likely help in that regard, with one thumb up your arse and another in your sock.

      • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        He did send them for a few weeks, just like Obama did. The strung some barbed wire and helped process the “illegals” (obviously they are legal if they’re being let in).

        Some of the Left are frothing at the mouth about Biden “militarizing” the border! As if the function of the military isn’t to defend the borders. We have no Department of Defense but only Offense! And that’s the way the Party of Peace (both of ’em) likes it.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        If the military can’t defend our borders, what on Earth are they for; and why re we sending money to Ukraine if not for them to defend their border militarily?

        No border = no country = Somalia, the Ukraine…

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

      I can guarantee most of them have no concept of that.

  27. Paula D May 5, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    When I heard that Bloomberg was predicting that the evil Russkies were going to blow up the underseas cable that moves all financial information from the US to Europe and back, a little lightbulb came on.

    It’s been a long time, but I remember Catherine Austin Fitts talking about something stored in the Murrah federal building in OK City that was blown up in the “white terrorist” bombing in 1996.
    A financial crisis was averted when the records were destroyed.
    I tried to look it up to find out what it was, but all I got was a bunch of “debunking” of the Whitewater crime.
    I think it was something else, but I can’t remember.
    I did find out that Merrick Garland was the lawyer in charge of “investigating” the crime. That is interesting.

    And Building 7 in the WTC destruction was said to have held a whole lot of financial records also, including bonds from the raping of Russia that were to come due in 2001.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another underseas bombing blamed on Russia, destroying a whole lot of records, and leading to the US joining in the upcoming Spring Offensive they have been pushing so hard.
    Everyone knows there is no way that Ukraine can take Russia or their land, but the Nuland/ Sullivan/ Blinken contingent of crooks in the government really, really want their hands on a depopulated Ukraine and a destroyed Russia.
    All of them were involved in the coup of 2014.

    Problems of the financial crash and the debt due solved, plus a whole new source of oil to keep the fiends in their private jets.

    Don’t be surprised if that cable is destroyed.

    • stelmosfire May 5, 2023 at 11:55 am #

      Paula there are literally hundreds of undersea cables. Just in 2020 36 new lines were put down. I don’t think the Russkies can get them all. Perhaps the USA will have to join in the fun. Can you say Nordstream?

      emergingtechbrew.com/stories/2019/12/28/submarine-cables-still-dominate-transoceanic-data-transmission

      • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        The first undersea cables were laid down by people from up near you, Egremont I believe, sometime in the late 1850s. I could be off on the date.

        A few years ago some of those original cables were dug up off Cape Cod.

        • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

          I bet those cables were made out of some high-quality copper. Would have loved to get my hands on that for scrap value. That beats stripping out a Tesla charging station any day!

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

        Hmm. I wonder which one Bloomberg was talking about.

        Yeah, I didn’t really think the Russians would do it. I just know that the US will blame it on them.

        Like Northstream, as you say.

        I still think they’ll go for the one, or more, that control financial transactions.

        • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

          That was a reply to stelmo.

    • Islander May 5, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

      And there was something very suspicious about the exact location of the greatest Pentagon damage on 9/11.

      Right now I can’t recall what it was, but probably had to do with the missing trillions Rumsfeld had mentioned a couple of days before.

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

        The auditors working on the missing trillions were targeted. I think most of them were killed.

  28. Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    Someone needs to check out that Weingarten woman’s bank accounts.

    It would be funny, if it weren’t so appalling and tragic- she keeps lying on social media, and Twitter keeps adding ‘context’ PROVINg she’s lying.

    Then she tells more lies like some filthy skel (which she is) trying to prove that the context is wrong, and she gets caught again.

    To think that this woman was somehow handed absolute power over millions of American children.

    She was dictating policy to the CDC.

  29. Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    I think it may have been someone at this site, long ago, who pointed out that Barack Obama rose suspiciously fast for and outsider, in the world of corrupt Chicago politics.

    When Bill Clinton complained that he was the kind of guy who use to get the politicians’ coffee, he wasn’t being rayciss, he was stating a fact.

    You pay your dues, you start fetching coffee or holding someone’s coat.

    If you are part of a political dynasty, you skip ahead, but a nobody like Barry Soetero doesn’t get to do that without someone really big behind him.

    • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

      the kind of guy who use to get the politicians’ coffee – B of O

      ==========

      S/b used to although I prefer yoose to

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

        Typo.

        I prefer usta in conversation.

        • badberries May 6, 2023 at 9:54 am #

          Beryl, whoda thunk that we coulda been makin’ up hole new sentences.

          There usta been rules but nope.

          That’s Dope!!

    • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

      I talked about the 2004 senatorial race, when a good looking and intelligent white man had his sealed divorce records opened and the details of his divorce splattered all over the media.

      Personally, I didn’t think it was all that shocking, but the Mighty Wurlitzer told me it was, 24/7.

      And then the Republicans made the handsome smart white guy quit the race and they put up a batshit crazy ugly black man from another state as their candidate.

      Obama won, with that kind of “opposition”.

      And then he gave a speech at the 2004 Dem. convention, and the Mighty Wurlitzer told us it was the Most Amazing Speech Ever, and then they told us that Americans were so impressed by the speech that they clamored for him to be the next president.

      I still have not heard the speech, but I have my doubts it was that impressive.

      I have no doubts who actually wanted him to be the president, though.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

        It was impressive in that this young African could speak well, according to the media.

        They couldn’t believe their luck.

        BTW I am positive that I heard some in the media referencing that he was born in Kenya, and then going on to suggest that he should run for president anyway.

      • badberries May 6, 2023 at 10:02 am #

        It wasn’t the speech that was noteworthy, it was the delivery.

        B.O. is a natural, charismatic speecha-fyer. For a good, long time I thought he was in league with the common man.

        The “tell” for me was watching him drink a tall glass of Flint, Mi. municipal water I mean, chugging it down and letting loose a sigh of deep satisfaction.

        Anybody else see that video too? See what I’m doing?… re-writing history! Maybe there’s a job for me in MSM?

        • Paula D May 6, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

          I was never impressed with his delivery. He reminded me of William Shatner with his halting dramatic speech, even with cue cards. Without them, he is even worse.

          I didn’t actually see that one they swoon over, though.

          Maybe that was one time he did well.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            O.B. started to piss me off the night the White House had “an important announcement” 9:00 O’clock came and went, 10: O’clock came and went, at about 10:30 somebody stole Brother Barry’s fire and leaked that O.b. Laden had been dispatched.

            I remember saying to the Mrs., “that guy doesn’t give a rats ass about the time he just wasted”, millions of hours nationwide waiting and he doesn’t have the grace to apologize.

            It’s a personality disorder named Narcissism.

          • Paula D May 6, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            And the story was total bullshit, to boot.

            I remember I went to work the day they announced it and my friend came up and said “I’ve been around you too long, Paula.
            When they said they killed him and then threw his body in the ocean, I said ‘That don’t sound right’.

            By the end of the week, however, they had told 4 different versions and everyone but me had picked on they liked to believe.
            I remained stubbornly resistant to each version.

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

      Well, of course he had someone really big behind him. There’s no other way he could have gotten to the presidency as fast as he did, even with being a “clean, articulate black man.” Same thing with Bill Clinton, though, and George Bush Jr. I read an interesting article many years ago around the time of George Bush’s first election on a site called Exegesis where there was an article discussing his selection for the presidency, that referenced an article written in 1997 that predicted he would be picked to be the next president and why. That’s when I realized that our presidents are selected, not elected.

    • Islander May 5, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

      Beryl,

      That could have been me.

      I have speculated on how Obama rose through the super-corrupt Chicago Dem Party. He was “mentored” by the Pritzkers, specifically Penny Pritzker.

      For details on the underworld-upperworld combo meisters the Pritzkers, see Gus Russo, Supermob and The Outfit. I think it is The Outfit that contains an appendix of enormous Pritzker real estate holdings in California, Nevada (Las Vegas), and elsewhere. They were tied in not only with the Kosher Nostra but also with David Bazalon***, who steered a lot of the property that was stolen from Japanese Americans and German Americans into the hands of the Pritzkers and other Kosher Nostra families.

      So, that is who spotted Obama early on, 99% sure paid for his speedy/seedy rise, and he repaid the favor when he was elected by appointing Penny Pritzker his secretary of commerce.

      Another Pritzker is the trans activist James/Jennifer Pritzker.
      httpX://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-money-behind-the-transgender-movement/

      ***”. . . In 1947, Assistant Attorney General David L. Bazelon took over as head of the Office of Alien Property Custodian.[23][24] He remained in this post until he received a recess appointment from President Harry S. Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[25] Before he was seated on the bench, Harold L. Ickes, a key figure in the Roosevelt administration, indicated that Bazelon’s activities as head of the Office of Alien Property Custodian warranted a Senate investigation but predicted none would be forthcoming.[26] . . . ”

      httpX://en.wikipedia.org
      /wiki/Office_of_Alien_Property_Custodian

      Bazalon, too, was a master of the underworld to upperworld game. All of this daughters are now mainstream players and no one talks about the crimes of the father, whose respectability is not questioned—nor of the Pritzkers, who (per Russo), so richly benefited from Bazalon’s pivotal position in the “distribution” of assets stolen from US citizens. .
      httpX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bazelon

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

        Obama’s grandfather was supposedly a furniture salesman who, for some reason, was photographed greeting the first shipment of African students picked to go to US schools and be groomed as US puppets in their home countries.

        Obama’s grandmother worked for a bank in Hawaii known for its CIA ties.

        Obama’s mother followed her Indonesian husband when he was called back to Indonesia to participate in the purging and murder of 1,000,000 suspected communists in 65. Obama was there also, as a boy, and went to school with the sons of generals who also participated in the genocide.
        Then Obama’s mother worked for the Ford Foundation in various targeted countries, I think including Pakistan.

        Maybe the Pritzers didn’t spot him, maybe they were assigned to mentor and fund him.

        • Islander May 5, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

          One way or another he ended up in Chicago.
          I copyedited a book long ago that made it clear that someone was paying for Obama very early on. That is, when he was first running for office in Illinois someone was paying for flags, posters, media trucks, etc., the whole rigmarole that people need campaign funds to pay for.

          Also probably paid for crowds to show up at BO’s speeches and create “spontaneous” political excitement and something to report.

          • Paula D May 6, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

            Yes, good point. Why would someone from Hawaii and Kansas move to Chicago to be groomed?

            He had no ties there.

          • Islander May 7, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            Paula,

            I think it is pretty well established that Obama was “mentored” by Penny Pritzker.

          • Paula D May 7, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

            Understood. I’m just asking who assigned him to her.

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          Early records are clear: He was a foreign student. His later birth certificate was a bad forgery – them mocking us again.

  30. ATZ942 May 5, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    “The world may appear a mundane place, but in fact it is filled with a variety of enigmatic and mysterious ores. Haruki Murakami

    Too many of you try to reduce the complexity of the world to a conspiracy theory or two. It’s not that. The world is a gift full of treasure if you have the insight to see it. Blaming our fate on other people’s chicanery is fool’s gold. We’re not left or right. We’re workers who do better when we bargain collectively than when we allow our would-be masters to divide us.

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    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

      Yeah just lie back and accept alien invasion. Look up at the ceiling and think of England. Did not the poet say, He who knows only England knows not England? So the aliens will help us love what used to be our own country even more.

      As Elrond said to his daughter, take your love for Aragorn into the undying land where it will be forever green. She replied, But only as a memory.

      • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

        ElRond hasn’t been trolling here in ages…

      • badberries May 6, 2023 at 10:14 am #

        Jarek To the “upside”, my belief is that a lot of the “un-registered guests” streaming across the imaginary line btw USA & USMex are Christians.

        They hold many of the same values that USA was founded upon and are in concurrence with the 11 commandments.

        (the 11th commandment is a secret known only to me and God and God ain’t tellin’.. but, I will, for a price..).

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

          a) Christians have often fought each other. Men fight, birds drink.

          b) The conversion of savages to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery.

          G.B Shaw

          I have little doubt that the many of the gangsters go to mass, and confession. They have much to confess – like cutting off people’s faces and stiching them on to basketballs.

          Sounds like the Aztecs, right? The old Religions is always trying to come back. The Church itself suppressed a Mexican cult of “St Death” a few years ago.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

            When I look at those crowds of migrants, I don’t see any “Capos”. What I do see are faces of ordinary folks looking for a reason to have hope.

            There are a lot of young “bucks” in the crowds and they bear watching, maybe a kick in the crotch followed up with “welcome to the United States, behave yourself”?

            But the women and kids are not any problem. The women don’t let the kids run rampant and related or not, if they see somebody acting out, they chastise that individual in public.

            IMHO, those are the people we are lacking in our society, those who would call bullshit on trashing stores, harassing strangers, destroying private property.

          • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            Thus we diverge. A Nation is one People. Google the etymology of the word. The Founders never considered Blacks or Indians to be potential Americans. It was to be Us, all Us. By Us, for Us.

            As the Irish phrase says, For ourselves, ourselves alone.

          • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            The Irish phrase, Sinn Fein

            What we have now is just a “country” or political/geographical zone. A polygot, mulitethnic, little empire. A whole lot of nuthin’. The mystic chords of memory have all been cut.

            Such a fiction or imitation of the real nation can and will be merged with the North American Union and the latter with the larger Global order.

  31. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    Speaking of Big Mike Michelle Obama:

    Michelle Obama’s juice drink deal puts wealth above health of children, some critics say

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/michelle-obama-s-juice-drink-deal-puts-wealth-above-health-of-children-some-critics-say/ar-AA1aM59y

    Former first lady Michelle Obama’s newly-announced kids’ juice drink venture has come under scrutiny by some critics who say the beverage is secretly loaded with sugar and additives, and that Obama is putting her own bottom line above the well-being of children.

    “We’re hoping not to just provide healthy and delicious drinks and snacks for kids, but to jumpstart a race to the top that will transform the entire food industry,” Obama wrote in a PLEZi Nutrition press release announcing the launch. “Because let’s face it, even after everything we accomplished during the White House years, it is still simply too hard for kids to grow up healthy.”

    PLEZi Nutrition is rolling out its first product, a fruit juice for kids, in four flavors that it says contains 75% less sugar than average leading 100% fruit juices.

    On “Jesse Watters Primetime,” host Jesse Watters quipped that with her husband out of his power perch in the White House, it is “her time to shine,” but that her kids drinks may not be as healthy as advertised.

    He read additives from the label of Obama’s new product, reporting it contains citric acid, ascorbic acid, sodium citrate, and magnesium citrate:

    “You know what drink tastes really refreshing and doesn’t have any of that? Oh, yeah – water. But water doesn’t make you richer than your husband,” he said.

    “As a parent, I am begging Michelle Obama — this might not fund the new house in Martha’s Vineyard, but please, for the sake of children, speak clearly: Kids should not be eating sugar and not be drinking sugar.”

    Means said sugar is a provably addictive substance that negatively affects juvenile health – adding that Obama is in a similar position as Dr. Anthony Fauci was when he instructed Americans to submit to the coronavirus vaccine injection, because of his public stature.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      Michele Obama dropped her “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity, in order to get involved in school lunches.

      This was right after Jamie Oliver was starting to have success in his campaign to improve school lunch programs and comat obesity by having schools serve more real food.

      Obama had a background working for Big Agra, purveyors of that starchy and heavily processed stuff that fits the government nutrition guidelines to a T.

      If you look closely at what Michele’s idea of a “healthy” lunch consists of, you will see what I mean.

      For some reason, whenever people hear school lunches, they conflate the topic in their minds with free lunches, and start complaining that it’s the parents’ responsibility to make a child’s lunch.

      High schools that I know of have always had cafeterias.

      • benr May 5, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

        During the Obama regime the Obamas paid a fortune to put in an organic garden but wouldn’t you know the soil was full of lead and other toxic compounds!
        They could never get the garden certified organic.

        Around the same time the biggest loser show did some promo with the obama non-organic garden where the contestants were allowed access to this garden of bliss.

        Turns out during the Bill Clinton era they decided to use recycled toilet to plants water that was only partially cleaned up.

        There you have it folks the obamas fed sewage tainted food full of lead and God only knows what to a bunch of fatties and on national teevee no less.

        npr.org/2016/10/06/496894618/michelle-obamas-kitchen-garden-will-keep-blooming-even-after-she-leaves

        motherjones.com/politics/2009/06/did-sludge-lace-obamas-veggie-garden-lead/

        • benr May 5, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          And the obamas continue to shovel shit at the people of these United States in the form of old crypt keeper Joe.

    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

      Sugar is poison.

  32. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

    Next product to boycott: Mars and their Skittles candy:

    Skittles is celebrating Pride Month by dropping its signature rainbow design and using its packaging to celebrate the work of artists within the LGBTQ+ community.

    The candy’s annual Pride packs will go on sale ahead of June, which is designated as Pride Month in the U.S. and other countries.

    For each package of the specially designed Skittles Pride Pack sold, Skittles’ parent company Mars will donate $1 (up to $100,000 total) to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

    Skittles partnered with five prominent artists who designed the special packaging in honor of Pride Month. The company said each artist’s package tells “a visual story of Pride.”

    Each package will also feature a scannable QR code which will direct to a dedicated Pride page on Skittles’ website where people can read more about each artist.

    “As part of Mars Wrigley’s commitment to inspire moments of everyday happiness, SKITTLES is honored to once again celebrate, uplift, and provide visibility to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Gabrielle Wesley, Chief Marketing Officer, Mars Wrigley North America. “This year, our artist partners are using their pack designs to tell stories of LGBTQ+ experiences – stories that have the power to create community, reveal identity and generate empathy.”

    Officials for Mars say there are more plans in the works for Pride Month, featuring more partnerships and collaborations with LGBTQ organizations and creators.

    The Skittles Pride Packs are available at retailers nationwide through mid-July. This is the fourth year Skittles has celebrated Pride Month with specially designed packages.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/skittles-ditches-rainbow-packaging-to-highlight-lgbtq-artists-for-pride-month/ar-AA1aMNRE

    • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

      Where is this LGBTQ community located? They never say.

      • Paula D May 5, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

        Somewhere over the rainbow.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

          Good one.

    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      Jack Daniels has partnered with Tranny Inc too. Alas Jack, we hardly knew ye.

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        Gives a whole new meaning to “Gentleman Jack”.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 6, 2023 at 8:09 am #

          Zing…

  33. Billingsgate May 5, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    And there, there overhead, there, there, hung over
    Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes,
    There in the starless dark, the poise, the hover,
    There with vast wings across the cancelled skies,
    There in the sudden blackness, the black pall
    Of nothing, nothing, nothing — nothing at all.

    Archibald MacLeish

  34. Anthea May 5, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

    Okay, here’s what I think.

    The US is being dismantled in every possible way–ways that I don’t think I need to enAnumerate.

    I think we are headed for something nearly identical to the collapse of the USSR, which will be immediately followed by the seizure or sell-off of most of our resources to persons identical to the “oligarchs” who bought (on the cheap) or seized the resources of the former USSR. In other words, basically gangsters. (I’ll bet they have already cut deals with our more prominent politicians, to obtain things like farmland, forests, and mineral rights.)

    In fact, my guess would be that is exactly what happened during the final days of the USSR. Politicians made deals with bankers and opportunistic gangsters to sell out (or sell off) the country. And the politicians were rewarded by generous kick-backs.

    The Bidens and some others provide examples in real time.

    So…. Some years from now, we can expect the president of our country to make a speech in which he refers to the US as “the former USA–as I have read that Gorbachev, in a public speech, referred to the USSR as “the former USSR.” Then the vultures will swoop in, and our “leaders” will sell off all our assets at bagain-basement prices.

    I think that’s what we’re being set up for and that, for the most part, it’s all pre-arranged–just as I suspect it was all pre-arranged in Russia, years before the collapse. I’ll bet that deals (and deeds and titles) have already been inked.

    What I would expect to follow would pretty much what happened in the USSR after 1991, except it will be quite a bit worse here, for a variety of reasons.

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

      Yeah, there’s a spoiler to that scenario, though, and that’s the asteroid Apophis, forecast by NASA to hit the Pacific in April 2029. There is an asteroid, called a star, that falls to earth that is named Wormwood, prophesied in Revelation, about halfway into the tribulation. This asteroid poisons the waters and destroys a third of shipping.

      • Anthea May 5, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

        I’ve mentioned this here before, but Chernobyl translates as “wormwood.” Or at least as one of several species of wormwood.

  35. K-Chien May 5, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

    “……………tens of thousands of people………….will be ushered illegally across the Rio Grande by agents of the US State Department…………..The inflow will continue indefinitely.”

    Just like the April 22, 1889 land rush in slow motion.

    Exhilaration coursed through veins. Hearts were ablaze with the thrill of the chase.

    50,000 land-hungry settlers eagerly anticipated their signal. All racing to stake claims on what they hoped would be new homesteads .

    Then as now. Looking for a new life is a criminal activity.

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    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      Kdog is saying that the illegals are just as American as we are. Cue in John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

      They never change. It’s mind virus, our own home grown form of Communism. Just like Libertarianism and Feminism. They cannot be allowed in any America 2.0. They are simply too addictive and take too many minds, never giving them back.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

        If these people could make life better they would have made the places they come from livable.

        • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

          It’s just like liberals fleeing the places they destroyed to more conservative areas. Both the liberals and the illegals are going to destroy their newfound homes, much like a plague of locusts.

          Here’s a novel thought: every citizen that has one of those “Hate Has No Home Here” signs in their front yard should be mandated by the government to take in a family of illegals. This is the humane thing to do, right? And our government loves mandates, so I say go for it.

        • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

          This is far too simple a statement.

          Come on, now.

        • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

          Do you have any idea what the western powers did to Central and South America? No???

      • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

        All of the western hemisphere, save the Caribbean Islands, is America.

        NA
        CA
        SA

        Most “Americans” are unaware that calling themselves American is rather ironic (it does not confer the individuality they perhaps intended)

        Nah, gringo works better.

        • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          And all of the Earth is considered the Earth, unless you are on the Moon. Is it therefore ironic that we call ourselves Earthlings?

          There is such a thing as borders, and we as American citizens have the right to choose who to confer said citizenship rights upon.

          • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

            And what if a country called its citizens Earthlings and complained when other Earthlings started showing up.

            You would think them stupid, unless you’re like Cowbell, and are totally oblivious of your stupidity.

          • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            Edge shaves with a pink lady razor (Gillette) to prove that all is one. No male or female. Black or White. Citizen or Alien. All ONE. A giant Amoeba!

          • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            But does Edge also use Edge brand shaving cream? Or does he opt for Pure Silk Raspberry Mist in the pink can?

          • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

            I shave with a straight blade Jarek

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 6, 2023 at 8:16 am #

          This country’s name is the United States of America.

          That’s why we call ourselves American.

          If South America was the United States of South America, and central America was the United States of Central America, and Canada was the United Canadian States of North America…then you’d have a point.

          But you don’t.

          • badberries May 6, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

            “Los Estados Unidos de Mexico” exists.

  36. Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    Speaking of RFK Jr., I see he has managed to come out against illegal immigration.

    Old habits die hard, and he had to, he just HAD TO (I can’t do italics) display a little bleeding heart liberalism when he talked about th factors that might make someone cross our borders illegally, i.e,. our government causing problems in the places where they live.

    While it is a fact that yes our government does do that, the only women I personally know and know of who came here for that “better life” managed to do so following the rules, and they didn’t drag their children across with them, they got established and sent for them later.

    The people poised to barge in are criminals and mostly grown men and I don’t care about them or their better life nor should my government, except to make sure our government stays out of their home countries.

    • malthuss May 5, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      Consider that JFKs buddy is the one who opened the floodgate in 1965.
      Now a kennedy is against illegals.
      Consider Teddy said ‘the 65 law will bring in 5000’.

    • Amman May 5, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      Pray tell, what kind of politician would come out against Federal Taxation? ?

    • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

      Uh-oh, Bob Jun’r is already reverting to type. He’s in safety mode, putting down illegal immigration without a word about the tsunami of legal immigration that is the real national death sentence.

    • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 7:56 am #

      Beryl,

      Italics are easy.

      ———————————————

      Immediately preceding the words you want italicized you type:

      less than sign small letter i greater than sign (no spaces in between) THIS TURNS THE ITALICS ON.

      immediately following the words you want italicized you type:

      less than sign / small letter i greater than sign (no spaces in between) THIS TURNS THE ITALICS OFF.

      ———————————————–

      That is a forward slash before the second use of small letter i.

      Try it out on an old essay, to look at your results more privately. It’s called HTML code.

      • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 7:57 am #

        Bold works the same way. Instead of small letter i, you use small letter b.

      • elysianfield May 6, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        Doesn’t work on my computer….

  37. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

    Could this eventually be implemented un the USA?

    Kenya eyes 3% tax on crypto, NFTs to boost revenue

    As Kenya explores ways to shore up its finances and increase government revenue, lawmakers in the country are looking to tax cryptocurrency and nonfungible token (NFT) transactions as a potential source of income according to a newly introduced bill to the Kenyan parliament.

    Received by the national assembly on May 4, the Finance Bill 2023 is looking to amend the Income Tax Act by inserting a section that establishes “a tax to be known as digital asset tax” that “shall be payable by a person on income derived from the transfer or exchange of digital assets.”

    Based on the text of the bill, the owner of the platform or the person who facilitates any exchange or transfer of a digital asset will be responsible for collecting the appropriate tax and submitting it to the Commissioner.

    “A person who is required to deduct the digital asset tax shall, within twenty-four hours after making the deduction, remit the amount so deducted to the Commissioner together with a return of the amount of the payment, the amount of tax deducted, and other such information the Commissioner may require,” the bill reads. “The rate of tax in respect of digital asset tax shall be three percent of the transfer or exchange value of the digital asset.”

    Non-residents who own a platform on which Kenyans conduct digital asset exchanges will be required to “register under the simplified tax regime.”

    A digital asset is defined as anything of value that is not tangible, including “cryptocurrencies, token code, number held in digital form and generated through cryptographic means or otherwise, by whatever name called, providing a digital representation of value exchanged with or without consideration that can be transferred, stored or exchanged electronically.”

    The definition also included non-fungible tokens (NFTs), “or any other token of a similar nature.”

    The income derived from the transfer or exchange of a digital asset will be determined by “the gross fair market value consideration received or receivable at the point of exchange or transfer of a digital asset.”

    Highlighting the changing landscape of the global employment market, the bill also looks to impose a tax on “digital content monetization,” applying a 15% tax on content creators who are paid to promote various products and services online. This includes activities such as sponsorships, affiliate marketing, paid subscriptions, licensing content, crowdfunding and merchandise sales.

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Anything to suck more money from the public is possible in this country, now.

    • JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

      Amazon went for a few years with no sales tax on purchases. Not now.

  38. Lyndy33 May 5, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

    All day yesterday I greeted everyone I met, “May the forth be with you.” (pain) and now it is, only to my certain friends, “May the fifth be with you”. After all the sadness of JHK’s doom writing and the doom remarks, let there be a little humor though I admit the above is very little. Life should be a balance, be prepared, be ready, be kind, and just live in this wonderful world we have. Squirrels and foxes and birds and blossoms. Look around for good things to be thankful for and (if you are lucky like me) you will find them.

    • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      Indeed, I always “plead the Fifth”.

    • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

      That stupid May the 4th be with you thing was quite the meme yesterday. Never heard of it before. Chalk it up to our real life Idiocracy.

    • Vegan Shark May 5, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

      Lyndy33,

      There’s a good job waiting for you at a greeting card company.

  39. Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

    Hmmm…

    “Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray have foolishly made themselves accessories in all that crime by working to cover it up.”

    This would not be the first time.
    What makes this statement revelatory is that it confirms that many of us forgot about the same crimes from the same characters.

    Garland’s were memory-holed on 09/11.

    Terrence Yeakey was suicided.
    As was Trentadue

    Andreas Strossmeier was escorted from the US by the CIA.
    Off to a kibbutz, of all places, some say.

    And Timmy McVeigh was convicted, declined appeal, not autopsied, and cremated in record time.
    Thanks to ole Merrick.

    The only “witness” to his machinations was placed in witness protection and disappeared.

    And so did this crime disappear from the minds and memories of most Americans.

    • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

      I had no idea how many places Garland had popped up previously.

      Explains a lot.

      • JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

        Can you imagine if Garland had been put on the Supreme Court. I shudder with the thought.

        • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

          As if it could be any worse than it is at present.

        • Mike Sherman May 5, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

          You prefer the current grifters, like Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh & (even) Roberts?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 6, 2023 at 8:22 am #

            You forgot a few there, Mike.

          • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 10:44 am #

            Says a leftist loon

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            Alito and Thomas were for the Court taking Trump’s case on the stolen election. They’re solid. The others are either weak (Trump’s two picks) or in the Camp of the Enemy with you.

          • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

            Clarence Thomas is an impressive man. Don’t care for the rest.

            Mike Sherman is not a man.

          • Mike Sherman May 7, 2023 at 9:51 pm #

            These responses are very interesting.

            “jgalt” insults with a throwaway and nothing to actually offer.

            Jarek, unsurprisingly, finds two whom he THINKS would be Trump supporters, the rest he calls ‘weak’.

            Night Owl is impressed by Thomas, the (by far) most corrupt judge in recent history.

            Night Owl, do you actually NOT see anything compromising in Thomas’s behavior, or is it a case of “he might be corrupt, but he’s MY kind of judge [therefore all good!]”?

          • Mike Sherman May 7, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

            @NightOwl

            What’s with you and that nasty streak? Do you never resist the urge to sling shit or do you reserve that liberating activity to your time on the interwebz?

        • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 8:04 am #

          JohnAZ,

          I was just going to type that and then I thought, “Wait, on the Supreme Court he just gets to vote yea or nay. Even if he gets it wrong every time, he can just be considered a far left justice. Out in the world, he can do an infinite amount of harm in his various roles.

          We might have been better off with him on the bench with other eight robed ones.

          We’ll never know.

          • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 8:10 am #

            But I do have to acknowledge that after Garland’s nomination by Obama failed in 2016, the next nominee was Trump’s Gorsuch. That is a pretty big swing from Garland to Gorsuch!

    • tuco22 May 5, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

      Nobody thought anything of it, either, as I recall. Another interesting thing I thought of from around that time: If the Branch Davidians had been black, would Waco have happened?

      • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

        Well, you answered your own question.

        The objective was to infiltrate and destroy “white nationalist” groups.

        White nationalist being any group of people who are white, traditionalist, and arereluctant to embrace multi-culturalism.

        Granted, there are some extremists with an ideology built on hatred, but they are a rare minority.

        Garland hasn’t stopped. His FBI was trying to infiltrate and destroy Latin Mass Catholic Churches.

        Imagine a goy AG intent on destroying a certain religious/ethnic group who refuses to assimilate?

        Refuses to intermarry.
        Refuses open borders.
        Refuses me before thee.

        We want universality.
        They want special treatment, and they have a name for you if you call them out in their manipulative bullshit.

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          So you’re a White Nationalist – like the Founding Fathers? If not, why not. Show your work.

  40. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

    See the news link for vomit-inducing pictures:

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-harris-mark-cinco-de-mayo-with-quesadilla-churros/ar-AA1aNuzY

    President Joe Biden celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Friday by stepping out for a quesadilla and tacos at a Washington food hall. His unannounced visit prompted one onlooker to remark, “This is the most D.C. thing that’s ever happened to me.”

    President Joe Biden celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Friday by stepping out for a quesadilla and tacos at a Washington food hall. His unannounced visit prompted one onlooker to remark, “This is the most D.C. thing that’s ever happened to me.”

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  41. snagglepuss May 5, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

    It doesn’t matter who runs for the Democratic party, though Bobby2 is sort of inspiring. Americans are sick of the lying grifting party that has overstayed its invitation to cure the ills of the nation. Especially with that grifter of a president. It will be a ‘rout’. Maybe DeSantis, but keep a close eye on Kevin Roberts. Tucker didn’t go hunting with the Heritage Foundation for nothin’. A proposal likely offered. No better way to get a candidate national attention than with a guy like Tucker in your wheelhouse…

    • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

      Of course RFK Jr’s candidacy has brought with it many explanations.

      One, is that he will serve as the cuck (normally reserved for Bernie and his stoner gimmee-something young voters).

      As the cuck, RFK’s role is to bring the anti-war and anti-vax centrists into the tent, but only to push them into the booth for the DNC’s candidate.

      I find this theory very unlikely.

      Now RFK Jr. is certainly old left when it comes to two things: firearms and the environment, but he is not radical left, and his platform demonstrates how radical left today’s DNC is with it’s full embrace of empire, war, autocrats, government decrees, and curtailments of freedoms.

    • jgalt May 6, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      Same thing said in 2020, but the Demoncraps managed to steal elections, including the Presidency, all across the country. The means to steal is still in place in most jurisdictions, and few are attacking that problem. Arizona is a good example of the steal, with Katie Hobbs, a true buffoon, elected by fraud, fighting Kari Lake in court, and Kari just might pull this one out. I hope and pray you are correct, and the Demoncraps are beaten badly, hopefully destroyed as a party.

  42. cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

    Ha! Go figure!

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning against the use of some recalled at-home COVID-19 tests.

    The FDA says SD Biosensor Inc. Pilot COVID-19 at-home tests, which are distributed by Roche Diagnostics, have been recalled over concerns of bacterial contamination in the liquid solution that comes in the test kits. The FDA is urging both consumers and health care providers to stop using the affected tests.

    According to the FDA, direct contact with the contaminated liquid could pose a safety concern such as possible skin irritation or bacterial infection. The contamination could also affect the performance of the test, including potentially false results, the FDA says.

    Around 500,000 of the recalled tests were distributed to CVS Health, and around 16,000 went to Amazon. The FDA and Roche Diagnostics are working together to determine how many were sold to consumers.

    The FDA also urges people to watch for signs of bacterial infection, such as fever, discharge, red eyes or other potential symptoms. If signs emerge, get medical attention.

    • JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

      Cowbell

      How could this happen, we have foolproof controls on our processes?

      Hmm, have we heard this before about a lab in Wuhan?

      I was shocked when it was announced that another lab was in Sudan. What the heck are the “scientists” doing, sampling Mother Nature everywhere to find better ways to kill each other?

  43. messianicdruid May 5, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

    Q. Shtik – we may have both been late on the wager concerning “Joe Biden”:

    httpX://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A6b4B_RBsQU&pp=ygUGTWF5IDE5

    • Q. Shtik May 5, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

      Q. Shtik – we may have both been late on the wager concerning “Joe Biden”: – messi

      ===========

      Not sure what you’re getting at here. The youtube link had something to do with difficulties people have pooping. I don’t see the connection to some wager you and I made.

      Please explain in plain English.

      • messianicdruid May 5, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

        m.youtube.com/watch?v=A6b4B_RBsQU&pp=ygUGTWF5IDE5

        Bad link I guess.

  44. mitchellc May 5, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

    Very nice. What a great weapon: one of the best writers of this era focused on the real issues.

    Let’s hope Bobby Jr and Trump are paying attention. Imagine if they could channel this level of fire and brimstone.

    Forget apolgizing, hedging or any other favorite political balancing technique. The ship is on fire, is in fact sinking, and it’s time to get real about solutions.

    • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

      It’s actually way too late for solutions now, but its certainly time for laying blame for how we got into this mess in the first place and eliminating the bad actors who were and are at the root of it. Then it’s time for the messy breakup. There’s no coming back from this. False hope is worse than no hope at all.

      • Islander May 5, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

        Re “t’s actually way too late for solutions now, but its certainly time for laying blame for how we got into this mess in the first place and eliminating the bad actors who were and are at the root of it. ”

        I had just started to watch this amazing video (below) when “the world” disappeared.

        Disconnected from the internet all day owing to Comcast screw-up (upgrade, that is; affecting people in Mass and Maryland).

        I am at the library.

        httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mK-FMY1374

        “Stunning Short History — of Why the World Has Gone Mad”

        It is all here and a lot that I didn’t know. The history of the Rockefellers’ plan to gain control of the world. How they hired Kissinger from Harvard, pushed Klaus Schwab under his nose, etc. And all the steps, how it developed from there. There focused on health and climate as the two issues that would give them the arguments to declare global emergencies. They are now doing that all the time. It has become rhetorically axiomatic that we are in a global climate emergency.

        Please make time to watch this.
        New (to me) factoid: The timing of Greta Thunberg’s arrival on the Maritzia ( maybe named for Maurice Strong?). Per the Swedish PhD of the Pharos Foundation, Nordegang (I think) who put this video and the story together, the vessel was paid for by Prince Albert of Monaco.

        Nordegang highlights the agreement between the UN and the WEF in June 2019.
        He also states that the head of Russia’s Sperbank is a trustee of the WEF

        He also states that the Pharos Foundation has at their site a total list of all the global leaders and global apprentices connected with the 457 global hubs. This list would be interesting to see. I’ll check it out when I get home (with the “hot spot” that the library has lent to me—a new experience—hope it works!.

        So, yeah, we need to get rid of the “bad actors,” and they are all featured in the video. We need to start calling out anyone with a WEF connection and tell them to get out of our public life.

        • JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

          And why the USA? Because they can do pretty much what they want here. Like the Mafia when they left Italy, where to go? Where we can get away with anything we want.

          The WEF wants global control. Their main opponent is the US, so they are destroying us, not destroying, just making us subordinate.

          Boy are they gonna be surprised when the US is surpassed by BRICS++ and the WEF is second fiddle to those folks.

          • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            Yep. The US was always their easiest way in. Easily subverted democracy and all that.

          • TPTB-USA May 6, 2023 at 9:22 am #

            “The WEF wants global control. Their main opponent is the US, so they are destroying us, not destroying, just making us subordinate.”

            John, have a look at this from the perspective of equity and equitable.

            Would you agree that the West, and the US in particular, has been the primary beneficiary of the existing format for life? Wouldn’t this explain why the “WEF” thinks that the US should be the first to sacrifice?

            I don’t see the US leadership as being an opponent, but quite the opposite, where “Joe Biden” has taken the lead and is fully on-board with the Build Back Better/Great Reset/2030 agendas.

            Early on, at the G7 there was the pr “we’re back” and we will see where we are at in a year. My read was that “we’re back” meant that the Build Back Better/Great Reset/2030 agendas were back on (after Trump had basically torpedoed them), and “we will see where we are at in a year” meant that the agenda would be implemented, but it would have to be stealth for a year to see if it could gain traction, before getting more aggressive and coming out in the open with it.

            I think that the WEF plan can easily integrate within Xi’s plan, and it remains to be seen which side everyone is on. I think that Kerry has sold-out the US population, and push come to shove, that “Joe Biden” will not hesitate to take a back seat to Xi.

        • Islander May 5, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

          Here is a webpage at the Swedish Pharos Foundation with links to all of the WEF’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and Young Global Leaders “classes.”

          The database is organized by year/”class.”

          httpX://blog.jacobnordangard.se/wef-ygl-list/

          httpX://maloneinstitute.org/wef

          The WEF’s “strategic partners” are listed here:

          httpX://www.weforum.org/communities/strategic-partnership-b5337725-fac7-4f8a-9a4f-c89072b96a0d

          All of these unelected elites should be eliminated from public life.

          Also, King Charles, while we are at it.
          Per Alex Thomson, at UK Column, the oath of allegiance to King Charles has been changed so that he can be King of Everything, not just the English. Some have decided NOT to swear allegiance to him. He is a WEF cutout.

          • GreenAlba May 7, 2023 at 9:10 am #

            It’s beyond me that anyone would declare allegiance to this ghoul. I didn’t watch any of his shameful coronation and nor did millions of my compatriots (not just Scottish). I had to pay for it, though, even though he has a fortune of £600,000,000).

            The military police were out in force, clamping down on the ‘Not My King’ protesters. Reading comments on MSN articles, quite a lot of the public approve their heavy-handed tactics. The country is truly split, but Charles wasn’t popular even before the WEF came to the fore.

          • GreenAlba May 7, 2023 at 9:13 am #

            Thanks for the links, islander – will copy-paste them for later.

        • TPTB-USA May 5, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

          The promotion is that “all nations must participate”.

          Do you have an opinion if Xi is in or out? How about Putin? How about the other BRICS members?

          • Islander May 6, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

            “Do you have an opinion if Xi is in or out? How about Putin? How about the other BRICS members?”

            Is that question directed toward me?

            If so, the answer is: I don’t know. I don’t think so, but Putin and Xi are sophisticated stratgists, and I expect that they both (their govts) have a number of plans A, B, and C. I am quite sure that both leaders are patriots.

            I have written to my friend in Moscow to ask him whether he thinks Putin/Russia is on board with the?WEF or not.

          • TPTB-USA May 6, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

            Speculation on my part is that Putin realizes that Russia is positioned for growth, and he did not want to saddle his population with the WEF agenda, and he also realizes that the WEF plans to muscle any nation that does not participate with the WEF/2030 agenda into compliance. This thinking would also justify his actions in regard to Ukraine.

            As for Xi, like you, I speculate that he is keeping his options open, although any plan he chooses, he won’t settle for any position but the top. I speculate that the WEF option is still open because of the warm welcome that he put on for Macron.

            As for the other BRICS members, my thoughts are that they have decided to throw-in with whatever Xi does, also thinking in terms that their countries are positioned for the coming growth cycle, and China’s belt and road will benefit them greatly.

            What does your friend in Moscow foresee for the future? Who does he think has the upper hand in Ukraine? Does he think that Putin’s actions regarding Ukraine have been justified?

          • Islander May 7, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            So far I have not had an answer from him re Putin/WEF.

            I am quite sure he completely backs Putin’s position on the Ukraine.

            Anyone who (like my friend and to a certain extent like me) has followed the role of Ukraine in creating various types of problems for Russia since BEFORE the Maidan—going back for decades—understands why Russi finally had to put a stop to the political abscess suppurating (sp?) on its European border and the genocide of Russian speakers in the Donbass.

            My friend does agree with me that the Neocons have wrecked the USA. It is clear that they are trying to wreck Russia. He also congratulates ME on Victory Day!!

          • Islander May 7, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

            Remember, Ukraine was already assessed to be the most corrupt country in Europe (or was it the world??) well before the Maidan.

        • Islander May 7, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

          Re “Stunning Short History — of Why the World Has Gone Mad”—the history recounted there—I wonder what the link was between Kissinger and Schwab?

          Rockefeller chose Kissinger to take charge of setting up the proto-WEF entity under the Harvard umbrella. Then, it looks as though Kissinger chose Schwab to actually head up the new entity and pull it together.

          My question:

          Vy did zey choose zeese guy Schwab?

          Ver ze fuch did zey find heem. ?

          I would love it for someone to do a document search that would reveal all of the communications between Rockefeller, Kissinger, and Schwab at the founding of the WEF precursor org.

          Schwab was not a diplomat, not an economist, not a historian, not an academic, not a politician, not part of any kind of public administration.

          He was an engineer heading up an engineering firm with international connections, some of them decidedly “interesting,” such as with South Africa and its nuclear program. He was in the same business as his father.

          Why would they choose someone like him? What did he bring to the project?

          Did he have connections to Israel’s nuke program?

          Why was he chosen? Did Kissinger and Rockefeller choose him, or did someone else actually choose him?

          Was he a good candidate precisely because of his family’s association with the Nazi regime and its attempts to develop an atomic bomb? So, a kind of camo? Who are his bosses?

          • TPTB-USA May 9, 2023 at 6:58 am #

            Perhaps this will provide you with a few additional pieces to the puzzle:

            Special Report: The World’s Most Powerful Secret Societies: Who’s Really Running the World?

            outsiderclub.com/report/the-worlds-most-powerful-secret-societies-whos-really-running-the-world/1063

  45. Roundball Shaman May 5, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    “Pretend to the End”

    Pretending to do something instead of actually doing it is something every kid learns early in their young lives. Because pretending takes little to no effort and ‘doing’ requires… effort. And kids hate that.

    And the next lesson kids learn early is to lie. Because, the truth is hard. The truth carries consequences. And people will do almost anything to avoid consequences.

    And then these same kids grow up and take high positions in Government and Corporate America and the Medical Mafia. While still lying and pretending. And making big decisions for all the rest of us.

    “Who will they slot in when ‘Joe B’ gets the hook? Michelle Obama, of course.”

    The last gasps of air for America before drowning in a full Sea of Wokeness.

    “You’re aware, no doubt of the situation on the Mexican border.”

    Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! A celebration of victory over foreign control and influence.

    It’s too bad that America has no such victories to celebrate these days over foreign control and influence… ‘foreign’ meaning in full-flower of that word. Anything foreign to what America was supposed to be and stand for.

    Of course, we could always ‘Pretend!’ that everything is great. A return to the bliss of our childhood and the avoidance of truth and consequence that brings such pleasure.

    Truth or Consequences is not just a town in Southern New Mexico. But very soon, that might be the only evidence of it left standing.

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    • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      Been to T or C a few times. Nice little burg back in the day. Probably gone all narco since, though.

      • cowbell81 May 5, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

        How about Roswell, NM? I hear there are “aliens” there. Also, Las Vegas, NM always got rather confusing.

        • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

          Roswell’s pretty much a nothing burger. A few clip joints downtown cashing on the alien stuff, and not much else.

          Las Vegas is pretty quiet too. Not much going on there at all, although if you take the back roads from there to Taos and Angel Fire the scenery is pretty spectacular, especially in the fall. Other than that, pretty much just a way station for the traffic headed north for CO.

          • BackRowHeckler May 5, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

            Where did Pat Garret & Billy the Kid shoot it out? Was that in Los Vegas NM?

          • Disaffected May 6, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

            Nah, that was in Ft. Sumner, not real far from Las Vegas, and just up the road from where I used to live and went to school in Portales, NM. Really nice little quiet town in the middle of nowhere. That’s what I love about rural NM. If you can’t stand crowds of people, this is the place to live. Boring as hell, which is just the way people around here like it. I think I’ll likely buy a place cheap in a little town like that if I ever get around to retiring. The wind whistling across the open prairie is an acquired taste, but once you have it…

          • Disaffected May 6, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            To add, my step dad, my mom, and my uncle came to visit me once each (separately) while I lived in Portales, and they were all disappointed as hell that I’d chosen to live in such an out of the way place. That was when I knew it was absolutely perfect. Any place my relatives couldn’t stand was exactly the kind of place I wanted to be.

    • Roundball Shaman May 5, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

      There is always a percentage of people in America who refuse to believe that New Mexico is within the United States. Geography is not taught any more because no one knows how or cares to read a map anymore and there is no Woke or racial angle to play up to with geography.

      Plus, borders don’t matter any more according to the false-gods-among-us so why bother teaching that stuff.

      But Truth or Consequences? Yikes. That name probably has to go, too. Don’t want to give the youth of Nation something to get triggered over or confused about maybe wanting themselves.

      • Disaffected May 6, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        The city changed its name from Hot Springs[7] to Truth or Consequences as the result of a radio show contest. In March 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the popular NBC Radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program on its 10th anniversary from the first town that renamed itself after the show; Hot Springs officially changed its name on March 31, 1950, and the program was broadcast from there the following evening. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next 50 years. This event became known as Fiesta and eventually included a beauty contest, a parade, and a stage show. The city still celebrates Fiesta each year during the first weekend of May. The parade generally features local dignitaries, last year’s Miss Fiesta pageant queen, and the winner of Hatch Chile Queen pageant. Fiesta also features a dance in Ralph Edwards Park.[7]

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_or_Consequences,_New_Mexico

        • Roundball Shaman May 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          There is always occasional talk around ‘T or C’ to change the name back to Hot Springs. Probably something the Wokesters today would be in favor of until they find some divisive angle to play off with the name Hot Springs, too. Or perhaps pushing an unintended sexual implication to further confuse our youth.

          But as for Hatch Chile? Damn, damn good. No question.

  46. Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

    If you have ever resided on the eastern seaboard you have probably met a few people who claim to be descendants of Mayflower pilgrims (religious nutjob outcasts) or King’s Grant/Charter landowners (indentured servants).

    Most Americans do not want to admit that their forebears were cheap labor.
    Mar-machine cannon fodder.
    Indian-land expansion tomahawk fodder.
    Sweatshop fodder.
    Steel plant.factory fodder.
    Bodies to fuel the greed and expansion machine.

    Mayorkas’ ostensibly Romanian family was rejected and forced to go to Cuba. America wasn’t hiring communists.
    Perhaps he harbors some antipathy.

    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      Yeah Romanian in the same sense Kerry is Irish or Hungarian.

      • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

        You don’t believe the family legend?

        They spun a globe and a finger magically landed on “Kerry”

        You need to play the same game
        Start taking their names.

        Ralph Lauren won’t care

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

          Trotsky’s real name was Lev Bronstein. A lot of them did this so the Russian people wouldn’t know the real nature of the Revolution, namely a Jewish takeover.

    • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

      When I was growing up in the US, everyone claimed they had Native American heritage.

      😀

      • Itzybytz May 5, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

        Haha, Night Owl.. I went to my local county courthouse and got a copy of my Great Grandma’s marriage certificate, which stated that “my great Grandmother” married “a half breed off the reservation”. I haven’t nailed down the exact reservation, since there were a number of settlements around the area, but in the reference section of our library there was an actual book, stating my Great Great Grandfather (the official Postman for the county) married an Indian woman. I understand from my grandmother that, my great grandfather had a drinking problem.
        The story goes on and on, but I have documentation that I have Native American heritage.

        • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 9:35 am #

          Well your case is a rare one–you actually appear to have said heritage!

          😀

      • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 9:57 am #

        @ Night Owl:

        Yes, that was a common claim when I was growing up. I am pretty sure that this claim was often used as a cover for their having African-American heritage, if they were a little on the dusky side.

        One of my childhood friend’s father claimed to be Cherokee (or maybe is was half Cherokee). In fact, everyone called him “Chief,” instead of his real name. I didn’t even know he had another name until I was in my late teens. The family frequently visited sites of importance to Native Americans, to encourage the children to “carry on their traditions.”

        Anyway, later in life my childhood friend had DNA testing done and discovered that she had no Native American heritage at all–but quite bit of Moroccon.

        I wonder if “Chief” knew his actual heritage, or if his family had also imposed on him in this regard?

        • BackRowHeckler May 6, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Every Indian I knew in the military we called Chief. One guy in my basic training company was a Sioux Indian from SDakota who told me he broke into a jewelry store and the judge gave him a choice: join the Navy or go to jail. Then I had a buddy from Maine, a Penobscot Indian whose father really was a Chief; I went to his house one time and you can imagine my disappointment when I I found he lived in a regular suburban split level and his dad — the Chief — worked in the Bath shipyard and spent most of his free time drinking Ballentine Ale by the case. That’s about the time I started drinking Ballentine.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            Ballentine makes you an Indian, a real American!

    • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 8:13 am #

      Edge,

      I’m pretty sure my forebears were cheap labor. That’s not so hard to say!

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder May 6, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

        My people of descent (Slovaks) have essentially been the throw rug of Europe since the beginning. Boots wiped off on them by all the neighbors as they came or left.

        Good beer and cabbage/dumplings, though.

  47. Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

    Rochelle is leaving.
    Let’s watch to see on what golden pillow here red-tape patched bureaucratic parachute lands.

  48. Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

    “Francesca Donato, MEP announced at the recent international Covid Summit that the European Court of Auditors expressly recommends a review of the clauses in the Vaccine contracts that shield Big Pharma from liability for the injured.

    If they are successful this will be groundbreaking and lead the way for all countries to force Big Pharma to foot the bill not the taxpayer.”

    https://twitter.com/SaiKate108/status/1654414515059167232?cxt=HHwWgMDQlY3P1PUtAAAA

    😀

    • Beryl of Oyl May 5, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

      I don’t see how they can make phony claims about their product and still be shielded from liability.

      That shield was based on the fact that the good the product could do outweighed the potential harm, and their product does not do what they said it would.

      Also they may have altered the scientific defini

      tion of a vaccine, but how many successful lawsuits were based on a totally different LEGAL definition?

      Are all those decisions retroactively voided, because someone claimed the power to alter a definition of a term?

      I think not.

      Maybe the people who told those lies have to be held personally liable.

      • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

        The pharmacos have to date not only tried to hide the trial and contract language for 75 years, they have also redacted nearly all relevant text in the contract documents that they have released (at the EU level).

        The reality is that they have no legal footing. They had hoped to use a corrupt legal system and stonewalling to get away with the genocide.

        I think we are nearing the point where the cat will be fully out of the bag. The problem is that the damage is done on a population level, and it is unclear who is going to have the power to hold the criminals accountable.

        This scenario was also outlined in the Rockefeller Institute wargame scenaro “Lockstep.

        A parallel society is all that is going to work IMO, unless some kind of miracle happens at political level (also involving control of the military) in most Western countries.

      • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 7:22 am #

        Beryl

        “I don’t see how they can make phony claims about their product and still be shielded from liability.”

        Sasha Latypova argues that, because the ‘vaccines’ aren’t legally a medication (approved by the FDA) but a ‘countermeasure’ instigated by the Department of Defense (which does not even require approval by the FDA, making the trials, such as they were, merely theatre) the companies are not liable in any way.

        In the (failed) lawsuit by the whistleblower Brooke Jackson, Pfizer actually claimed that they were not guilty of fraud because they had committed fraud on the orders of the government.

        Karen Kingston disagrees with this point of view and thinks they can still be legally pursued, but the point is moot as it is de facto impossible to get legal satisfaction if the legal system itself is owned.

      • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 7:23 am #

        I think Night Owl is right about parallel systems. It is unfortunate that many of us have no way of being part of such systems because our family situation makes it impossible. We can’t all even go to places where you can grow your own food, for instance. And, beyond that, even if you grow your own food, you can’t stop ‘them’ spraying you and your ground with whatever they want, as they are actively doing already. Graphene oxide has been found in water following chemical spraying from planes. It it’s in the water, it’s in the veggies and in the livestock.

        And they will try to remove people from non-urban areas by taxing them out of existence and making their homes ‘technically uninhabitable’ for various non-compliance reasons. That will even happen in cities like mine. Fifty percent of households in Edinburgh live in Victorian (or Georgian) tenement buildings. These are completely un-retrofittable in terms of net-zero building regulations so the PTB will eventually declare them uninhabitable and stop supplying water, gas and electricity to them. And they will have no re-sale value.

        • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 9:33 am #

          Good points. With that in mind, in terms of politics being able to make any kind of difference, I could still see local elections and politicians having strong impact.

          If local councils, state governments, etc., refuse to implement the policies being demanded by from on high, this could be quite beneficial.

          • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 9:54 am #

            There’s an interesting video on UKC, with Brian Gerrish interviewing a guy who’s part of a network fighting against the council’s 20-minute-city plans in a town of about 30k people (rather than a city) in Norfolk.

            ukcolumn.org/video/20-minute-neighbourhoods-bob-seys-and-thetford-residents-hold-their-councillors-to-account

            More people are waking up to the 15/20-minute city power grab, some of whom possibly didn’t pick up on the covid scam. Not enough people yet, unfortunately, but the protest movements are growing.

  49. RD May 5, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

    “when citizens of the border states eventually take up arms against this invasion, and our government tries to stop them from defending their own country.”

    Yep. It’s just a replay of the “civil rights” movement. The federal jackboots will be sent in to subdue/threaten/kill the local citizens who are trying to repel an alien, revolutionary force who is destroying their town.

    • RD May 5, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

      Oh, and just like Saint Rosa’s little stunt on the bus, new “American heroes” will be minted with phony incidents or created out of whole cloth.

  50. Rowdypiglet May 5, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

    Great essay this morning, Jim! This particularly struck me:

    “They are control-freaks who cannot keep things under control.”

    This is what has struck me in recent years. I don’t know if it’s a trait that was always widespread but just didn’t have much potential outlet, or if I somehow failed to notice. But the extent to which so many people now want to control what others say, do, feel, and even think, is beyond anything I could have imagined. I guess I’m naive, but I never thought that anyone would want to compel others’ speech, or pursue them even into the privacy of their own minds.

    It seems to enrage these people that, while they can force others to “affirm” and declare allegiance for fear of losing their jobs, they can’t figure out how to expose, to get at and punish, the evil, unaffirming, disobedient thoughts they just know are roiling around inside that most private of spaces. I suspect they realize that, even as you’re kowtowing to them and saying what you’re told to say, inside you’re thinking THESE PEOPLE ARE FREAKS! AARRRGGHHH, COOOOTIES! And they’d be right about that.

    It’s why they’ve invented microagressions, attempting to find the flimsiest evidence of the contempt and disgust they just know is in there, cackling away like Kamala Harris.

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  51. JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

    The folks anticipating crossing are similar to the liberals going to red zones. The common denominator is gimme. They want the government to give them success. No mention of earning it. Their inability to compete ruins the area where they come from and will ruin the area where they are going. Biden has sowed the seeds of the destruction of the US by his border policy.

    A huge difference exists between now and former immigrant surges. People in the past were aggressive in their attempts to make a new life, entrepenuership was a mainstay. Not today, these folks want Biden to take care of them, the promise of the American dream to them is to find a nanny state. Their lassitude is why they could not compete where they came from.

    What happens to the folks that have a little ambition and find out that America is not the economic paradise that Soros minions told them it would be. Hint: it is not legal and they kill people.

    • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

      The “gimmie” types are everywhere, John.

      The reality is that whether legal or illegal, the makeup of the individuals coming over the border varies.

      • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 9:03 am #

        @ Night Owl:

        Yes, they’re everywhere. Everyone who is a government employee/retiree is merely a collector of high-end welfare–as are those who you might call “quasi” government employees, whose incomes depend on various government-conferred monopolies/subsidies. These groups probably comprise about 50% of the working or retired population of the US.

        Nearly 20% of the US workforce is employed by government, at one level or another.

      • malthuss May 6, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        the makeup of the individuals coming over the border varies.

        can you prove that there is so much variance in so much of the new ones? they are from 100? 200? nations but if non white n christian do not want to assimilate, imo. that is a generalization.

        • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

          Your question is a straw man (very common on CFN).

          Your supposition is that they are all the same. That can’t be true, and you did not substantiate this claim (nor would you or anyone be able to, simply based on its nature).

  52. JohnAZ May 5, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

    Listening to the Five wondering why Biden is not going to debate anyone, even Dems.

    C’mon, folks, are you stupid? Biden’s Mob controls this country right now, Uniparty is in place. Even with a GOP House, he is in control, as we will see with the debt ceiling crisis.

    Biden is a dictator, NOW. He expects to do and will whatever he wants, and so far he is getting away with it.

    Can you imagine Xi, Un or Putin debating political opponents? Same mentality!!

    • Edge Lord May 5, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      Biden doesn’t control anything.

      The people who have all the dirt on the Biden Family control everything.

      Epstein Island was only one honeypot.

      They also have Biden’s Ukraine receipts

      You think that old senile schmuck doesn’t want to retire?

      One last favor

      Or else

      • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

        Wonder how many young coozes Ol’ SloJo plumbed on his Epstein forays? Can you imagine having to blow that old corpse?

    • Night Owl May 5, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

      Nah. Just a marionette.

      He hid in the basement the first time ’round, too.

  53. Pucker May 5, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

    The Lenin Left, the politicians, and the pharmaceutical companies have zero Integrity.

    Chris Martenson defines “Integrity” as the mental ability to consider new information objectively, and to adjust or alter one’s conclusion(s) based upon the new information.

    Why does Chris Martenson ascribe this definition to the word Integrity?

    Doesn’t Integrity mean just being Honest and acting in Good Faith, and putting down the lid when you flush so that it doesn’t spray everywhere, and not urinating in the big sink in the back of the kitchen of the fast food fried chicken restaurant where they mix the cole slaw?

    • Islander May 5, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

      ” the mental ability to consider new information objectively” is part of honesty.

      • Pucker May 5, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

        But, is the Inability to absorb and to consider new dissonant information and then adjust one’s conclusion(s) because of Dishonesty, or because of Mind Fuckery and/or “The Mind Virus”?

        • Islander May 5, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

          One has to assess the new information, of course.

          I think I have a pretty good BS detector, but just not watching TV helps a lot!

          OTOH, if one could not entertain, assess, and process new info, one would never experience any evolution of one’s thinking, would one.

          • Q. Shtik May 6, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            would one. – Islander

            =========

            would one?

          • Islander May 6, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            Q, what IS your problem with plain English?

            Give it an effin’ rest.

          • Q. Shtik May 7, 2023 at 10:18 am #

            Q, what IS your problem with plain English? – Islander

            ==========

            You asked the question, “would one.” That requires a question mark.

        • Islander May 7, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

          “You asked the question, “would one.” That requires a question mark.”

          No, it doesn’t.

          I chose to put a period.

          Find something else to do.

  54. Pucker May 5, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

    If the “Vaccines” engender blood clots, then wouldn’t this suggest that hypertension is now ubiquitous?

    If Obama runs Joe Biden, then who runs Obama?

    Obama’s ancestors in Kenya were the Muslim slave traders doing the A-Rab slave trade, which pre-dated the Portuguese/ European slave trade by 1,000 years. The first black American President is the descendant of African Slavers…Go figure….

    David Livingstone dealt with the A-Rab slave traders during his trek through Africa while boning tall, lithe, attractive, finely featured and proportioned East African girls. Big Mike’s, Michelle’s ancestors obviously came from West Africa, rather than East Africa.

    • Disaffected May 5, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

      Hypertension is another gift that just keeps on giving – for big pharma anyway. Daily drug until you die for the primary affliction, with a whole host of secondary afflictions (revenue streams) to boot. Not to mention the mental conditioning aspect of being on prescription drugs (in addition to vaxxines) from an early age until the day you croak. Win, win all the way down, until they get rid of us all. They’re raising us as farm animals for the slaughter.

      • Pucker May 5, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

        Didn’t “They” lower the threshold for hypertension in 2017, which immediately resulted in a dramatic 50% increase in the number of people deemed to have “High Blood Pressure”?

        A huge sudden windfall in big Pharma profits while nothing else had changed?

        • Disaffected May 6, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          They did the same thing for diabetes with their infamous “A1C” test. I’ve been marginally high at 5.8-6.0 for all of my life and it’s never been a problem. My blood sugar management is just fine, as affirmed by many, many, many anxious finger tip prick tests a few years back, after getting all spun up about it due my doctor’s incessant preaching. Before meal, after meal, before exercise, after exercise, all day long I was bleeding myself to find the times when my blood sugar was skyrocketing. But it wasn’t. Unless I drank a Coke or something, which I almost never do, my blood sugar was staying right down in the 90-120 range, going as high as 140-150 for an hour or two after a carb heavy meal, throughout the day without any outrageous spikes. And yet… the dreaded A1C remained stubbornly constant.

          At any rate, first they started classifying me as pre-diabetic, then they dropped the prefix and now I’m supposedly diabetic. I finally just gave up the fight and said what the hell. Call me what you will, but I’m not taking any drugs for it, just as I refuse statins for my alleged grossly high cholesterol levels. And guess what, a recent heart test battery after a weird SVT event (they’re fairly common, and for most not a concern) revealed my cardiovascular system to be in tip top health. That news actually irritated by Primary Care guy, as he was just sure bad test results were going to wipe that smug smile off my face.

          Last time I saw him he seemed resigned and defeated, since he also knows that I’m a loud and proud anti-vaxxer now too, which is good. I’ve finally got the upper hand on that little prick, and I intend to keep him there from now on.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

            Same situation. They keep wanting me to make money for the system by putting me on drugs.

            Also pre-diabetic all of my life. One doctor told me that blood sugar shouldn’t go up after you eat sugar. That doesn’t make too much sense, does it?

            I do crave sugar more than most. Some kind of inborn imbalance perhaps. But it’s normal for me, and I do try to keep it within bounds and eat good food too.

      • Pucker May 5, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

        “Not to mention the mental conditioning aspect of being on prescription drugs (in addition to vaxxines)….”

        What exactly do you mean?

        Some people really seem to believe in “The Numbers” promulgated by the Pharmaceutical industrial Complex? They seem to be literally hypnotized by the numbers, like ringing the bell for Pavlov’s dogs….

        • Disaffected May 6, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

          You nailed it exactly with that last ‘graph, Puck. We have become a world of knaves who are hypnotized by manipulated statistics that we don’t actually understand at all. Lies, damn lies, and statistics…

    • Pucker May 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

      Ghana might be worth visiting?

      Ghana is relatively peaceful and the chocolate is good.

      The Ghananese seem friendly.

      Forget about South Africa. South Africa is totally Fucked….

      Zimbabwe is probably totally Fucked because of all of the racist, anti-White brainwashing left over from the Robert Mugabe years. Mugabe had is personal bodyguards trained in North Korea in Koreas Tae Kwon Do.

      Maybe, Botswana? Lots of Hippos in Botswana….

      You probably want to go somewhere where the people can’t afford “Smart Phones”?

      • tucsonspur May 6, 2023 at 3:13 am #

        Whataya ghana do? Buttswana is a possibility with all those hippo butts.

        A traffic stop on Interstate 75 (I-75) in Florida’s Hernando County resulted in multiple drug charges against two California women, one of whom had allegedly recently undergone a Brazilian butt lift (BBL).

        Passenger Toy Phaphon, 46, who was found lying on her stomach, was allegedly heading to Tampa from Atlanta for a follow-up appointment for a recent BBL surgery.

        75 lbs. of marijuana found.

        Does Brazil do the best butts? Why are we behind in this?

        • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 9:43 am #

          You really should know, what with your obsession with derrieres and all.

        • Islander May 6, 2023 at 11:46 am #

          All the better to twerk with????

          Ugh.

    • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

      Soros & his bosses run Obama.

  55. MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

    There is no pleasing the Woke Jacobins, esp. the Trans branch.

    No matter how the SF leadership caves to the nutjobs, it’s not enough.

    There is still seething hatred directed at them, after all their bowing and scraping to do the wokies’ bidding.

    This woman is so angry she uses her time to speak by screaming (after of course after unleashing a boatload of hatred – because “be nice” only works one way):

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/i-hate-you-trans-activist-shrieks-at-san-francisco-board-of-supervisors/ar-AA1aKZ8I

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    • Pucker May 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

      Lenin was a Big Admirer of the French Revolution.

    • Islander May 5, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

      So I guess the screamer is a guy wanting to be a woman?

      Maybe he thinks screaming is typical “feminine” behavior?

      Or is it a woman wanting to be a man?

      Didn’t we used to call very flouncy gay guys screamers in the not-so-distant past?

      • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

        No, it’s a handmaiden (my name for women who support the trans agenda, especially to the point where they go completely off the rails like this one).

        • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

          Islander’s question is good: You like gays, but what’s the line? Are flamers ok? What if they dress a bit fem? Is that going over the line?

          You call women who support the Patriarchy, handmaids too. Any woman who supports men is a tranny lover, right? And any man who supports men’s rights is a tranny!

          So wacky! It’s like the Island of Dr Moreau. Only women are people. The male animals who want to become people want to become women – because only women are people.

          • MaryQueen May 5, 2023 at 11:39 pm #

            I’m not interested in your wacky ramblings, Jar.

        • Islander May 6, 2023 at 11:40 am #

          That don’t look like no maiden to me!!
          Looks to me like maybe butch lesbian.

          • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            Plenty of butch lesbians are handmaidens. I use the term to refer to the women who support the men in dresses. In fact, there are way too many lesbians who still don’t get it and stand up for autogynophiles, perverts and drag queens over women and children, which I find sickening.

            There are also a lot of lesbians who have figured it out and are standing on the front lines against the trans agenda. That is what the LGB Alliance is about. And the Cotton Ceiling (gay men against the trans agenda). And Gays Against Grooming.

            The PTB knew what they were doing pushing the trans madness/hysteria. They are destroying any gains the LGBs made, culturally and socially over the past few decades.

          • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            What is your line with gay men, Mary? What is going over the line into sacred womenhood?

          • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

            What’s with your asking me questions I won’t answer, Jar-Jar?

          • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

            Just FYI re: what the LGB alliance is doing – important work:

            https://www.thedistancemag.com/p/the-push-to-erase-sex-in-law

          • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

            Why won’t you answer? It’s an interesting question. In the broadest possible terms: When does a good thing (to you) become bad.

  56. mitchellc May 5, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

    Two points:

    1. The MX peso hit a new all time high at close today. The dollar has lost almost 12% in just a few months.

    Politics aside, you can observe real world, real time effects of de-dollarization by watching major economies balance their accounts

    2. The majority of illegals are from central & south América. The MX economy is pretty strong right now – labor market is tight with lots of help wanted signs.

    (Same is true in Calif – try to get a bid or line up contractors.)

    Thing is, unlike US they don’t hire illegals, which is why they’re trying for the border.

    I think both Bobby Jr and Trump are underestimating how far gone everything is at present. It might actually just crash and burn with some kind of junta taking charge to try and stabilize the sinking ship.

    Our $ dollar dependent multi cult experiment has blown up the lab.

    • mrs_saj May 6, 2023 at 8:31 am #

      mitchellc,

      I am looking at other currencies to see what is faring better than the dollar. I have no answers. The time horizon used affects the analysis. Before 2010, you could get 10 Mexican pesos for a dollar. Today you can get 17 Mexican pesos for a dollar. But I admit, during the last few months, the dollar has grown weaker against the peso, just as you say.

      The question really is, where are exchange rates going?

    • Amman May 6, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      40 percent of Mexicans are considered middle class and 10% are upper class.

      That’s 34 million people middle class and 16 Million upper.or rich class.

      Mexico is no joke, compadre.

      • malthuss May 6, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        have you been there? Ive been to border towns.

        • Amman May 7, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Nop, not even there. I’ve had a few colleagues at work during the 90s…

  57. tucsonspur May 5, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

    My guess is that the nominal leader of this underworld in the USA — more like a master-of-ceremonies than an actual director — is Barack Obama. He has been running “Joe Biden” since the 2020 coup against Mr. Trump.’ JHK

    Jim, I’m guessing that Barack Obama is more of a de facto leader than nominal, and that Biden is more the master of ceremonies than Obama.

    The nightmare began about 16 years ago, when America surrendered to its delusions and wishful thinking, falling for the seditious smile and the sonorous voice.

    Michael Savage had him pegged from the get-go and so did I.

    “But right now we’re in a place that mirrors the darkest days of our country’s history. On February 10, 2007, some 146 years after Fort Sumter surrendered and the American Civil War began, Barack Obama announced his first presidential campaign in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois. In that speech, Obama declared that, like Lincoln, he was out to “free a people” and “transform a nation.” Without question, we’re living in a nation more divided than any since Lincoln’s presidency, and we’ve entered a time and place that may be as dangerous as it was during the Lincoln years.”
    ? Michael Savage, Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

    43% of whites voted for him in 2008. Fools, thinking that race didn’t matter.

    • Islander May 5, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

      When did Savage write that?

      • tucsonspur May 6, 2023 at 2:26 am #

        In 2014.

        He was the great enunciator, the ennobler of that vital ensemble so necessary for a nation.

        Borders, Language, Culture.

        • Islander May 6, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          I understood the tyrannical essence of Obama as i watched him, via Steadycam camera, stride through the hallways of the Capitol on Inauguration Day on his way to the balcony of the Capitol where he would step out into the glare of the Powersphere and accept the adulation of his adoring subjects as the Bushes exited skywards in a chopper.

          It was written all over his face what kind of a hard, schemer he was and how proud (in the bad way) he actually was/is. His closed, hard face said it all. I am in power now.

          I have no trouble whatsoever seeing him as the de facto American dictator.

          I made a number of attempts to locate this bit of video, but was never able to find it after it aired that day.

          • SoftStarLight May 6, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            Some people need to reassess their cultural appropriation practices as well.

    • Jarek May 5, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

      Night Owl said that race doesn’t matter the other day. And Islander won’t affirm that Whites have the same right to organize as other peoples.

      Tucker recently trashed White Nationalism, after being somewhat favorable for awhile. Evidently the influence of his Writer is starting to wear off.

      • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

        That is quite a broad statement. Sounds like a classic Jarek set-up.

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

          So you didn’t say race and gender didn’t matter?

          This IS a test. We both know what you said.

          • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

            What is the context and what about it doesn’t matter?

            Go on, provide the details. That is always when it gets humorous.

          • MaryQueen May 7, 2023 at 11:26 am #

            *crickets*

          • Jarek May 7, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

            You said race and gender didn’t matter – and Mary protested vigorously about gender not mattering.

            Now you don’t want to stand behind your statement, because let’s face it, it was stupid. Will you at least admit you said it?

            It’s sad how easily lying comes to you. But that’s what makes you a valuable hired gun for corporate hire I guess.

          • Night Owl May 7, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            You have avoided my questions again.

            Feel free to answer at any time.

  58. tom clark May 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

    No worries…Geoffrey Hinton and AI to the rescue.

  59. messianicdruid May 6, 2023 at 5:59 am #

    Of all the silly bullsh!t:

    Okay, no more “Queen Consort” it’s “Queen Camilla” right?

    So, if something happens [ God forbid ] to Charles does she revert to Consort suddenly or not? What would Harry say?

    • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      I say, who cares about the parasites?

  60. messianicdruid May 6, 2023 at 6:40 am #

    As energy expert David Blackmon writes in the
    Daily Caller;

    “And there we have it. Americans are being asked to accept the force-feeding of an incredibly radical set of policies with a price tag that is unprecedented in global history to achieve a “carbon neutrality” goal, whose benefits are so nebulous, negligible and wholly reliant on the cooperative actions of other countries beyond U.S. control that they cannot be measured in any reliable way.

    Instead, we are being told by senior political appointees forcing those policies into being that we should simply trust them because they think it is the right thing to do in their “heart of hearts.”

    This is madness. For some context, $50 trillion is an amount that exceeds the gross domestic product of the U.S., China, India, Germany and Japan, combined. It is a number that drastically exceeds total U.S. national debt. It is more than 135 times the $369 billion in green energy subsidies contained in last year’s Orwellian-named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

    That is five new IRAs each year for the next 27 years. Madness.

    Madness indeed.”

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    • stelmosfire May 6, 2023 at 8:00 am #

      This guy gets it and speaks the truth about electric trucks. We are so screwed if the EV folks push ahead with their cockamamie ideas.

      httpx://youtu.be/aCoAsPtgRKg

      • messianicdruid May 6, 2023 at 9:03 am #

        Max Igan says we are all truckitarians no matter if we eat meat, vegetables, dairy or whatever.

        rumble.com/v2c15pa-scarcity-or-abundance-rafael-laverde-speaks-with-max-igan.html

    • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 9:03 am #

      Does it really matter what it ‘costs’ when they’re going to pull the plug on the global financial system anyway? It will ‘cost’ less, technically speaking, when the work required for it is done by digitally managed slaves and paid for in social credit points.

      • Night Owl May 6, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

        Exactly. These are just steps down the path to technofascism.

        EVs are not meant to be purchased by the serf class. They are a Trojan Horse for eliminating private vehicle ownership.

    • Islander May 6, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      Today’s WSJ highlights Warren Buffett’s big investments in . . . fossil fuels !!

      Gee whiz!

      Chevron and Occidental, i believe.

      httpX://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-buffett-oil-stocks-berkshire-hathaway-charlie-munger-2c8b12b8

      I bet he is also betting on nuclear going nuclear (in the financial sense). Seems like a metamorphosis is taking place before our eyes as nuclear morphs from arch-toxic-villain into a “net zero” asset.

      Doomberg:

      “. . . On April 24, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier held a wide-ranging discussion with students at the University of Ottawa. The gathering lasted over an hour, during which time the two politicians fielded questions on a variety of important topics, including energy. At approximately the 50-minute mark, Trudeau made some uncharacteristically bullish comments about the future of nuclear power in Canada – all the more provocative considering the party seated to his right. This is from the transcript (lightly edited for clarity, emphasis added throughout):

      “But we know that where we’re getting to in the future, 10 years from now, over the coming decades, as we get towards a net zero world, the capacities we have in Canada to generate energy for the world through wind and solar and geothermal to hydro – which is a huge part of our mix right now – even a return to nuclear, which we’re very, very, very serious about and investing in some of the small modular reactors.

      ” I mean, as we look at what the ***base load energy requirements*** [Duh—Is]] are going to be needed by Canada over the coming decades, especially as we continue to draw in global giants like Volkswagen, who choose Canada partially because we have a clean energy mix to offer to power them, we’re going to need a lot more energy and we’re going to have to be doing much more nuclear over the coming decades.”

      A nuclear-grade awkward moment | CPAC

      Trudeau’s remarks are testimony to what can only be called a complete about-face by Canada’s ruling Liberal Party on its support of nuclear power. . . . “

      • benr May 6, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        Nuclear power is the cleanest until it’s not and what do we do with all the spent rods?
        Why fashion them into bullets and bombs.
        Then what happens when the accidents happen and happen, they do at every nuke power plant?
        That mess takes 1,000’s of years to clean up
        Fossil fuels on the other hand are messy as well cause problems in fetching, creating, storing transporting and use.
        Clean energy has all the same problems as fossil fuels and the computer industry.
        Slight of hand in play all over one must pay attention to the talking points, money flow and power struggles instead.

        Real green energy is in biofuels grown and created.
        Biodiesel and Ethanol from sources that don’t take from food supplies and are essentially weeds that require no real extra investment in labor, water and fertilizer.
        Switchgrass
        Hemp
        algae
        cornstalks not kernels.
        Biomass using any natural cellulose or waste products of farming.
        That is the real future.

        • stelmosfire May 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

          Soylent Green is biomass also I believe. Good eatin’ too!

        • Islander May 6, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

          You always come with the same nuclear fearmongering drivel.

          The disposal issues with nuclear are dwarfed by the disposal issues of wind turbines and blades and the environmental degredation calused by the latter.

          There are nuclear submarines cruising all over the Earth’s oceans.

          I don’t hear you saying boo about that.

          • gustafson.robert.22 May 6, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            Nuclear apologists rarely look closely at the nuts and bolts of the supposed full transition to nuclear from hydrocarbons, and the electrification of everything.

            They also assume longterm plausibility for breeder reactors with little realistic foundation.

        • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          Watch Michael Moore’s “Planet of Humans”. They want to cut down one of the last large forest in the East (in Maine) for “biomass”.

          Soon we will have bounty hunters tracking people down for their carbon credits and/or their organs.

          • beantownbill. May 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

            The future hi-paying profession is organlegging.

    • SoftStarLight May 6, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

      In the end the United States corporation is bankrupt and won’t be able to pay for the “carbon neutral” outcomes. Perhaps its simply the suicidal ideations of a dying civilization?

  61. Mister Roboto May 6, 2023 at 10:52 am #

    I can’t help but think of the old eighties (or was it seventies?) song “Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These”. (“Strange days indeed!”)

    • Anthea May 6, 2023 at 11:25 am #

      “Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world….”

    • Paula D May 6, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

      Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like This.

  62. elysianfield May 6, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    A note to Jarek.

    Prison life is difficult…so many predators, and not all of them the usual suspects.

    Nicolas DePaulo recently reported that he was brutally raped in prison by three Jews….

    He described the perps as “my lawyers”….

  63. Islander May 6, 2023 at 11:28 am #

    So, the WHO has now declared that the Covid Emergency is over!

    IMO this relates to the pretend theme of yesterday’s post by JHK.

    IMO this is muscle flexing to show that they have the power to “declare” an emergency, and its “end.”

    When, actually, the “emergency” was a PR op.

    Kind of like the fire drills we did at school. The fire bell rang (at a prearranged time), we all filed out of the school and stood around in a line in the playground. Then our teacher called an end to the drill and we filed obediently back into the school.

    The more anyone accepts this “end of the covid emergency” declaration as “real,” the more it empowers the WHO to call future emergencies.

    The “emergency” was created. The idea that is it only now ending, when the world has collectively said Meh to boosters and is in the process of bringing the malefactors to court (at least, in the USA), is totally ridiculous.

    Just more “pretending.”

    The Emergency Has No Clothes.

    The WHO must not be allowed to gain any (more) power over national governments. Ridiculing them and their absurd diktats might be one way to fight back.

    • Islander May 6, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      P.S.
      Quite apart from the fact that the *real* covid emergency—the health effects of the shots—is probably just starting and is in any case being shoved under the rug.

      So the WHO’s absurd declaration is dual-function:

      Muscle-flexing plus misdirection.

    • stelmosfire May 6, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      And dipshit Walensky announces she’s leaving on the exact same day. Her services will no longer be needed, thank you very much.

    • Q. Shtik May 6, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      The idea that is it only now ending, – Islander

      =========

      dyslexia?

      • Islander May 6, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

        Eff off, you tiresome little twit.

        • MaryQueen May 6, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

          I second that.

    • SoftStarLight May 6, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

      Who cares what WHO says anyway?

  64. toktomi May 6, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

    @JHK

    You write, “There is also the matrix of banking…”

    I offer, “also”? No, there IS the banking at the very apex of the global hierarchy, the global ruling elite cabal.

    You add, “…the nominal leader… is Barack Obama…”

    I would offer, BULLSHIT! I would guess that his rank is somewhere far below that of a Kissinger or a J.Dimon or a Cheney or a Gates. Obama is a relatively cheap tool. He probably doesn’t even have a seat in a lifeboat.

    More diversionary malarkey, thee once-exposionist JHK? Staying alive?

    ~toktomi~

    • Islander May 6, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

      The video by the Swedish guy that I linked above suggests that the top rung is indeed occupied by bankers and financier. It certainly looks like Larry Find of Black Rock has a big swinging global dick.

      The Rocks only gained real behind-the-scenes power when they expanded from oil into banking and finances, seems to me.

      Opposing the the Rockefeller clan, according to some, is the Rothschild clan. This also played out in the Ukraine, pre-Maidan, as different local oligarchs aligned with these two banking clans.

      • Jarek May 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

        Fascinating if so. It may spell opportunity for the nations if they can be played against each other.

        Yes, Banking is the elder brother of Capitalism. But at the same time, the Corporations had to brought on board – since they actually make things. And it couldn’t be forced per se or they might have sided with Fascists and National Socialists as some did in WW2. Nudged, cajoled, and bribed of course. Once they got the balance of power, they could dictate.

        • toktomi May 6, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

          @Jarek

          You might want to check out ol’ John D.
          The boy had a virtual global monopoly on energy.
          He thought he was a Bill Gates or a Zuckerberg, but was likewise re-educated.
          Industrial monopolies exist at the pleasure of the owners of the national currencies.
          I’m thinking that a reasonably fleshed out picture of the world needs to include an insight into global hierarchies.

          Old Rothschild came right out with a long time ago.

          But, as always, these are only my fantasies in a global human sea of fantasies where no truth has ever been known.

          ~toktomi~

      • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        They apparently fashioned modern medicine in their image too, buying up all the medical schools and shoving natural medicine down the memory hole, to bring in oil-derived pharmaceuticals. The rest is history …

        • GreenAlba May 6, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          The Rockefellers that is … my comment was meant to go below islanders but the timing didn’t work out. 🙂