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What’s up with dragging out the vote count in Arizona and Nevada, promising to deliver the last 20-percent of the count by a certain hour and then missing their deadline more than once, while dribbling out a few packets of, shall we say, choice cuts, here and there? I’ll tell you what: an organized mind-fuck. The Democrats are aiming to demoralize their adversaries and exhaust them psychologically so that when victory finally comes, the winners will be too emotionally depleted to do their end-zone dances — and the voters will be too dispirited to cheer.

In Arizona, of course, you have the peculiar situation in which the Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, Katie Hobbs, happens to be the state secretary of state, meaning the official in charge of elections. You’d think she’d be embarrassed at blowing two ballot counts in a row, or that a court somewhere might show an interest in her amazingly convenient incompetence in this particular official duty. In any case, the drama continued through early morning Friday.

The catch, for the Party of Chaos, was that almost all the still-outstanding ballots were cast by Election Day voters, rather than mail-ins. Election Day votes are statistically more likely to have been cast by Republicans, who dislike and avoid sketchy mail-in ballots, and are thus likely to overwhelmingly favor Katie Hobbs’s opponent, Kari Lake, the charismatic former TV news reporter who, on the campaign trail, made Ms. Hobbs look about as appealing as a barrel cactus.

Delaying the final vote count also provides cover for some of the most common election shenanigans, such as manufacturing extra votes or “finding” boxes of overlooked ballots stashed under tables and in broom closets. Gee! Lookit what’s here! Alleged President “Joe Biden,” beneficiary of Ms. Hobbs’s 2020 election supervision, predicted weeks ago that election results would be many a’day coming in. That was a setup too, of course, and though Joe Biden said it to the TV cameras, most likely it was something that Lawfare ninja Marc Elias thought-up and whispered in White House Chief of Staff’s Ron Klain’s ear, who told “Joe Biden” to say it.

The basic Democratic Party election strategy in recent decades has been to turn the voting public into so many millions of proverbial froggies in the pot of water set to slowly rise to boiling so that the froggies don’t notice they’re getting cooked until it’s too late to jump out of the pot. The Democrat’s Lawfare soldiers have slowly and systematically changed the methods of voting and counting the votes, especially to eliminate accountability for the massive scams and screw-ups that have occurred recently. The changes have been accepted as normal.

One insidious change was shutting down the small local precinct polling places in churches and schools, where it was easy to get in, get your signature checked, and vote on-site, and where the precinct captains and workers were known and accountable to voters in the neighborhood. Instead, Lawfare got states to consolidate all the action in huge impersonal voting centers — often sports arenas — where hundreds of election workers churned, and all sorts of frauds went unnoticed in the enormous shuffle of activity.

It was also harder to get in and vote at such a giant venue on game day when thousands showed up and long lines formed — which made it easier for interested parties to justify the expansion of mail-in balloting. It’s just possible that Covid-19 was introduced in 2020 to make sure that Election Day in-person voting would look hazardous, with mail-ins becoming the dominant method. It sure helped get rid of Donald Trump.

Among the conclusions of the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by (Democratic) former president Carter and (Republican) former Secretary of State James Baker, was that mail-in voting is the easiest way to invite cheating and fraud. Apparently, no one listened except Lawfare’s Marc Elias, who saw that as a good thing. What we got starting in 2020 and continuing today are the creative refinements of that, as fraudsters apply their zillions of dollars to new ways of stealing elections — as Mark Zuckerberg did in Wisconsin, literally switching out local election officials with Democratic Party activists.

Then there are the as-yet-unresolved issues with the Dominion voting machines and their software. Are the machines enabled to hook into the internet? It seems to me that this has been proven. Why is it so hard to admit that these machines are janky and unnecessary? A thousand voices have pointed out that many other nations, France, for instance, use only paper ballots and manage to report the election results the night of. Arizona is a whole helluva lot smaller than France, and even Florida, which thoroughly reformed its election laws under Governor DeSantis and published the midterm results the same night.

Speaking of Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Trump, the ex-President has been verbally laying into the Florida governor so viciously lately that he might have made a fatal error in his quest for electoral redemption. The opponents of Progressive-Woke-Jacobinism don’t need a circus ringmaster. They need a credible leader, especially one that can manage his or her emotions at least as well as Vladimir Putin does.

 


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  1. cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 9:18 am #

    As I was driving through the cornfields of NW Ohio on I-75 last week, I encountered a caravan of “Wide Load” semi-trailers hauling blades for wind farm turbines. On the plastic wrap protecting these enormous blades was the proclamation “Made in Texas”. A look at the license plates revealed the vehicles to be from Oklahoma and Texas.

    So here is the kicker, there were two huge semis burning through diesel to deliver these windmill blades all the way from Texas to Ohio, Michigan, or whatever their end destination may be. Along with these semis I counted at least five pace cars (pick-up trucks) all licensed in Oklahoma, again, burning through thousands of miles of fuel to accompany these blades.

    On top of this is all of the precious minerals, materials, carbon, etc. that were used to physically manufacture these blades that have a limited lifespan. Very ill logic here, wasting enormous amounts of resources, adding needless wear and tear on the aging infrastructure of our roadways, just to deliver some silly windmill blades thousands of miles away.

    Why can’t these be made more locally to where the wind farms are actually being established? Why are we doing this at all? As I thought about this situation it absolutely defies common sense.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Nothing the Green Energy crew does makes much sense. Least of all their massive mansions, mega-yachts and personal jets.

      • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        And the cherry on top of the windmill hoax is these enormous blades don’t ever deteriorate once their lifespan is over and they have to be replaced. I guess they’ll just lie on the ground or be in massive landfills.

        • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          I recall the destruction of 90 or so in New Mexico a year ago. So I went looking for a report. Steve StAngelo (excellent analyst in my opinion) recounts it via SilverDoctors:

          silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/90-wind-turbines-get-blown-to-pieces-the-myth-of-renewable-wind-power/

          This was in June 2021 or so

          I read about it initially elsewhere, the stuff’s junk headed for a landfill and the bases are neither ‘reusable’ nor ‘renewable’ and they are blown to pieces.

          so yup, imagine all that diesel and petrol used to transport a bunch of short half-life items which only function if the wind blows and the temperature stays warm.

          • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            meanwhile, off Martha’s Vineyard andNantucket:

            mvtimes.com/2021/11/18/momentous-day-vineyard-wind/

            They’re putting these in Vineyard Sound.

            It’s always fun, ever-changing and unpredictable weather in the Northeast

            Any volunteers to service them out at sea in the middle of hurricanes and blizzards?

          • Bilejones November 11, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            It’s usual combination. A cult manufactured to support grift.
            Nothing to see here
            Move along.

          • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 12:33 am #

            You’re part of the problem

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          It almost seems as if there has been zero foresight or planning into much of these so-called ‘renewable’ energy solutions, doesn’t it?

          • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Agree to a point, because there is always ‘follow the money’, lots of graft baked in the cake. Sometimes the designers are plain dumb, other times they design so the fix is in.

            The Texas wind turbine freeze fiasco looks like zero foresight and planning. I can be believe at times they are just incompetent.

          • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

            Follow the money, Mary. Rich landowners get government subsidies to throw up the wind turbines. As for planning, what made the most sensible, risk averse people in the world, the Germans, close down all the coal and nuke power stations and believe they could replace them with solar and wind?

        • mrs_saj November 11, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

          The blades cannot be recycled and will end up in landfills. Plus the gross inefficiency associated with their electricity generation; wind farms don’t make sense to me.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        MQ-

        Right?

        Do these lunatics understand their Patagonia jackets and Pergo flooring would be impossible to create without petroleum?

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          I doubt they care.

          Worrying about that stuff is for the little people.

      • Rain Waters November 11, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        Yes a Cessna Citation X+ biz jet does maskless mach to Maui to rub our noses in its shit.

    • Wxtwxtr November 11, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      Sand, silicon and carbon are NOT “precious”.

      Re-localization point well taken, but as an intellectual exercise, you start the planning process to build a plant nearby. Everything from initial capitalization to supply chain to the BIG one – regulatory barriers. Pretend you’re serious about building it.

      By the end of this morning, you’ll see why The Economy works as it does, and what you saw on the road was the most economical way to do it. And behind your question? HT to JHK – Too Much Magic.

      • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        not precious agreed,

        but windmills effectively burn 3 gallons of crude oil to extract the energy equivalent of 1 gallon.

        the numbers swing in whatever direction serves the dominant political paradigm, in this case, agenda 30 and the great reset.

        • Bilejones November 11, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

          Using a gallon of methane in gas costs more than a gallon of gas’s worth of energy.

          • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 12:38 am #

            Congratulations
            You just described the fracking industry.

            The numbers don’t work. Conversely, wind and solar are low tech and zero emission.

            Thank God you are part of an ever shrinking minority.

    • Paula D November 11, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      What I don’t understand is how there are still functioning wooden windmills in Holland that are hundreds of years old, but somehow the US can’t make them last more than a decade or so.

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        That’s a great point. I think most of it has to do with profits and greed over actual usefulness, along with planned obsolescence.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        Windmills are mechanical. Simple mechanical things can last for a long time.

        The other things are actually turbines.

      • justanotherguy November 12, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        the old tech lasts longer because its inherently easier to maintain, and it is nowhere near at the limit of any particular sub-system’s limits.

        modern turbines are designed to perform for high efficiency, high output (100’s of times that of an antique), with materials that are at the limits of engineered safety factors.

        i pay attention to this stuff – years ago, was building ~2000 watt axial flux homebuilt windmill for my own use, and realized that the storage tech was the most expensive and limiting factor. getting electricity out is also somewhat demanding, but manageable. there was no transmission and limited overspeed protection.

        even being this far into it, i did not realize just what a short design life the large commercial windfarm mills were being designed for. if i knew then that all this effort for a 20 YEAR lifespan was the plan, i never would have had a thought that large scale wind was viable.

        most green energy is a scam, with so many necessary costs and efforts ignored and externalized, that i cannot believe anyone would consider it. that and that alone is why almost every single green energy project would not happen without significant political backing.

        this is not technology pump priming, this is greenwash posturing.

        • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 12:43 am #

          And solar? Pretty darn efficient way to create electricity.

          Why do you think the big boy utilities are so against it?

          There goes their monopoly!

    • HowardBeale November 11, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      @Cowbell,
      Odd thing. I can’t say I’ve seen any stats on the EROI of the windwings that I trust. I, too, have been on the road in…uh…the Dakotas–somewhere up there, during a long motorcycle journey. Those suckers are big, and you don’t get how big until you ride a motorcycle past one being hauled by the 112-wheel trailer, on the road, and you have to stop for breakfast twice;)
      What is the EROEI!
      Where I think you are being a little melodramatic is adding in the transportation costs of the windwings. I bet they compensate for that in the first few hours–maybe.
      With all the self-interest profit propaganda, will we ever know the EROEI?
      They are beautiful, though. Modern humans are amazing.

      • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 12:46 am #

        Beats fracking!
        I’ll bet a windmill on it.

        There is no choice but to replace fossil fuels.
        NONE!

        • Mike G November 13, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

          Moron, fossil fuels replace themselves they are geologically generated by the planet.

    • crudgemudgeon November 11, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      Cowbell and others, the belief that windmills, electric vehicles and solar panels must be virgin pure, biodegradable and use no oil in maintenance and manufacturing and transport is cute. I think what we’re after is EROEI, in other words does it pencil out as an energy investment. When I put on a sweater and turn down the thermostat I save energy, but by your logic I should be thinking about the damage sheep do to pastures.

      • HowardBeale November 11, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        I just can’t get past the thought of you putting on a sweater. Were you nude before that?;)
        It does seem that EROEI should be the sole criteria until planet Earth bursts into flames and AOC is floating away on a helium balloon.

      • Bilejones November 11, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

        To calculate the true EROEI of “renewables” which are spasmodic generators, you have to add in the cost of the gas turbines you have to build.

    • EdD November 11, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

      Yes, it defies common sense. Here’s the bottom line: If somebody come in your yard and says he wants to dig up your petunias and plant marigolds, you don’t argue with him over the relative merits of the two kinds of flowers, you tell him to get the hell out of your yard.

      In the last few sentences of your post, you got to that point:

      “Why can’t these be made more locally to where the wind farms are actually being established? Why are we doing this at all?”

      I ain’t telling you anything that you don’t already know. So, as Andrew Anglin says, We live in a “democracy” which means we have no say in anything.

      • SpeedyBB November 12, 2022 at 7:03 am #

        More often than once have I been reminded by “constitutional conservatives” that we are living in a REPUBLIC, not a DEMOCRACY, for what it’s worth.

        [Gore Vidal, in his twilight years, ruminating on our lost land: “…from a flawed republic to a murderous empire…”]

    • wokethis November 11, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

      Wind farms are like the MIC: an exercise in grift (think forever war). There’s a great photo out there of a helicopter burning petroleum products, spraying deicing fluid made from petroleum products on the iced up blades of a wind turbine that was only made possible by, you guessed it, petroleum products. It’s not unlike plugging your electric car into the coal fired power grid to charge it. This begs the question: exactly how dumb is a sack of hammers?

  2. tom clark November 11, 2022 at 9:34 am #

    Cheer up, Cowbell. At least the blades were made in Amerika.

  3. Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 9:41 am #

    Well, the consolation is that a GOP dominated Congress wouldn’t have done anything anyway. And I really don’t think it matters who the GOP puts forward in 2024 as DC is broken beyond all fixing. The solutions now lie with the States, as exemplified by on R DeSantis. As for Trump, he has shown to all his supporters this week that he is a buffoonish Bourbon, forgetting nothing and learning nothing.

    • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      Trump needs to grow up and go play golf. I find it particularly offensive that he’s coined a nickname for DeSantis — DeSanctimonious — like he’s his enemy and has to be brought down. He should remember his election motto — America First — and put the good of America first, not his desire to regain the Presidency at any cost.

      • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        at least the rose colored glasses are coming off the always trumpers. he can damn well prove himself to the standards non-wokesters live by – or not.

        lots of talk lately about desantis being “one of them”, or a soon to be wef-er, or about to jump in the swamp, or whatever.

        the opposition is doing a great job sewing confusion and dissent among those whose greatest imperative is to unite.

        twitter will be just another animal house dead end alley to lead the band…

        • SpeedyBB November 12, 2022 at 7:05 am #

          While I quite like the visual impact of “sewing confusion”, the customary expession is “sowing confusion”. Like your wild oats.

          Sincerely,

          The Poofreader

      • Mick November 11, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        Trump was never about ‘America First’. He just knew that was an effective marketing phrase. (Boob bait for the Bubbas, to quote Patrick Moynihan who used that phase to describe Bill Clinton, who was another toxic narcissist).

        He’s always been about ‘Trump First’. He is the only entity he gives a flying shit about. That has always been the case from the very beginning.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          Bullshit.

          • Mick November 11, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            Just look how he’s acting now sunshine. He’s railing at DeSantis, and I’ve just read that he’s railing on Youngkin too. You know why? He’s a selfish child. The midterms didn’t go well and more true conservatives are calling him out and he doesn’t like it. The tables have turned.

            He thinks the GOP is HIS party. It’s all “Mine, Mine, Mine” with him. And when people stop worshipping him he flips out.

            But I know he can count you you fuckwit. You’ll gladly go down to Mara Logo and swallow his mushroom shaped penis like Story Daniels did. Trump fag.

          • Redneck Liberal November 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

            Mick

            All good, till that last unnecessary paragraph.

        • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

          To me, it looks like Trump is being forced to play a role (one where he makes a fool of himself), and has been for about two years. I’ve thought several times over the last two years that he is probably being threatened, and his family is being threatened.

          • Redneck Liberal November 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

            “Forced”? Nope…that’s just him.

          • SpeedyBB November 12, 2022 at 7:08 am #

            That’s insightful, Anthea.

            I ruminated on the history of the Manhattan real estate grifter who had the chutzpah to open a casino in Jersey.

            I presume he must have had a couple of “sit-downs” there with our colorful Sicilian colleagues before that went ahead.

            And he walked out of the room under his own power.

            So he knows how to deal with the goombahs.

          • Anthea November 12, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

            @ SpeedyBB:

            It just seems to me that he changed rather suddenly when covid came along, starting with advocating the vax. A lot of subsequent behaviors seem out of character.

            Does anyone here think the PTB would threaten to kill him and his wife and kids? They don’t bluff, either.

        • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          I always thought that Trump’s ego was what made his ‘America First’ stance believable. He doesn’t want to live in, or identify as the President of, a “shit hole country.” It would be an embarrassment and a wound to his ego. ‘Trump First’ is inextricably entwined with ‘America First’, so I think there’s no contradiction in both those things being true.

          I honestly also think, whatever his other failings, that he loves this country and wouldn’t sell it. It seems to me that every other President since Reagan has not very secretly despised the US and actively worked against our interests.

          • Redneck Liberal November 11, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

            Piglet

            I couldn’t agree with your first point more.

            On your second though, I think that’s a bit arse about face.

        • MimiTN November 11, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

          Bullshit.

        • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

          He did some good things as Potus, but is being dragged down by his immense vanity and egomania.

      • crudgemudgeon November 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        Well put, thank you.

      • EdD November 11, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

        I agree. He had his shot and he blew it. He needs to STFU and go sit down somewhere.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

        Trump finally lost me this week when he tagged DeSantis with that ludicrous name.

        I’m done. I don’t dislike Trump, but I’m tired of his complete inability to ever take one for the team. He should be doing everything in his power to make DeSantis our next president. He’s already had his turn and, in some respects, he blew it.

        I will be supporting DeSantis in the primaries.

      • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 12:50 am #

        Finally some comments that are actually based in some sort of reality.

        Most of the over fed clowns on this board are f’ing insane.

        Do they believe any of the “rat poison” they are dishing out?

        Oh and James? Just embarrassing.

  4. Rodster November 11, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    Trump is making a fatal mistake of going after Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is my governor and a damn good one at that. He is very popular in Florida for all the right reasons.

    I would hate to see DeSantis become POTUS because the Deep State would eat him alive just like they did with Trump.

    • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Rodster-

      Totally agree DeSantis belongs in Florida. I hope he is perceptive enough to realize this and that DC can and will roll anyone right now.

      I really hope he is trying to build ties with governors like Noem, Stitt, and Reynolds in Iowa.

      • Rodster November 12, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        Trump’s fatal mistake that he thought the Deep State resides with the Left. He found out pretty quick that the Deep State can be found on both sides of the aisle, i.e. “The Establishment”.

        You and I as well as others know that Mitch McConnell is NO different than Chuck Schumer.

        It’s really a One Political Party with two heads running Washington.

    • Wxtwxtr November 11, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Luongo and Denninger think DeSantis should stay in FL, for opposite reasons! 🙂

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Eh, Denninger is really wrapped around the axle regarding DeSantis.

        He’s also ignoring or unaware of the fact that, in Michigan, Whitmer managed to get her strongest gubernatorial opponents legally disqualified long before the election.

        Dixon was the best remaining candidate that didn’t get disqualified. Flawed as she was, she was leading until MI had two magic ballot drops in the middle of the night.

        • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          the fix has been in for months.

          i’ve noticed this week’s alt news has been acting stunned – like there was some real hope in a ‘red wave’.

          i suspect the hard truth is that the silence and understated confusion is a realization by many, many more people that there ain’t no way we vote our way out of this.

          the implications, and soon conclusions, are very sobering.

          • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:45 am #

            Kurt Schlichter pointed out one sobering implication in a recent column.

            That implication is that the US may be a lot farther to the Left than most, especially people on this side of the divide, realize.

          • unirealist November 11, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

            It’s truly pathetic, all the gobsmacked Republicans stumbling around these past three days, trying to figure out why the red tsunami turned into a blue victory parade.

            Uh, it’s the leadership’s fault! Uh, no, it’s abortion! Uh, it’s the Tik-toc voters! Uh, no, it’s because of the shitty candidates! Uh, it’s because of Trump! Uh, no it’s because the Party had no message!

            Nobody wants to come out and say the truth, because it’s too horrifying to contemplate. In 2020 the Dems only stole the Presidency. This time, they stole it all–Senators, Rep’s, governors, secretaries of state, attorney generals…
            The only person daring to speak the truth is Roger Stone. WTF? Is that because he’s the only one dumb enough to come out and say it?

            This is the end of the Republic. And worse, because there’s no stopping the forces of madness now.

          • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 1:01 am #

            Roger Stone has the answers?

            II don’t even know what to say to that.

            So, if the Republicans win then the election is valid, but if the Democrats win it’s stolen?

            Is that the logic? Seems like a bunch of crybabies that can’t handle defeat!

        • Anthea November 13, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

          Denninger, for all his perspicacity on most subjects, takes the occasional wild hare on others. He makes some good points as to his dislike of DeSantis. He did shut down Florida early in the covid game, and I tend to be unforgiving of people who didn’t see through the bullshit right from the start–especially if they were in a position to do a huge amount of damage. There are other complaints, but I forget what they are. But if the guy’s (more or less) doing the right thing now, I’d have to support him.

          • Rodster November 14, 2022 at 9:18 am #

            Politics is a full contact sport like Boxing or the UFC without the hitting. In politics you seize and capitalize on ANY of your opponent’s weaknesses or missteps to make it work in your favor.

            Remember George W Bush and Katrina? He allowed the State and local government to handle the situation, they flubbed it and G.W. Bush took the blame. I remember that too well.

            Perhaps DeSantis remembered that with an eye towards the White House so he took precaution. Most recently he took action with Hurricane Irma. He forced evacuation in several high risk areas.

            I must admit, living in Florida and surviving some of the worst Hurricanes, I have become complacent so I stayed. I later found out the destruction that Irma caused in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, an area I lived in the 80’s and into the early 90’s.

            It looks like a nuclear bomb was set off. So he made the right call. I have NO problem with how DeSantis handled the Covid situation because he did not force it on anyone and he quickly reversed course once he saw it was not that big a deal.

            It was the Media and political opponents he feared would use that against him.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

        A good point here.

        Is De.Santis going to do more good for the country as a potential secessionist in Florida or as President beating his head against the Deep State wall. The East Coast pols do nothing for the west

        All the decision making is done on the east.

        The Deep State is the worst group of assholes on the planet, I cannot think of anyone who is a big enough jerk to put them at bay.

        DaSantis is way too nice to go into the Deep State.

        • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

          We need DeSantis as POTUS so when the red states start seceding he can make like President Buchanan did and sit on his hands and not oppose it.

        • Rodster November 12, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          “DaSantis is way too nice to go into the Deep State.”

          Are you kidding me? DeSantis is known to be a drill sergeant and certified asshole when he needs to be.

          Do you see when DeSantis fired the Soros backed State Attorney who refused to uphold the law. Yeah, he can be tough as nails and it is why us Floridians love him.

          My fear is not that he won’t stand up to the Deep State but whether the Deep State will suicide him.

    • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      Spot on. No-one GOP Potus (assuming there will be another one) can reform DC. The answer will come from the States. Despite all the doubters weighing in right now, DeSantis showed voters how the issues facing us should be dealt with, whether it’s the Covid insanity, illegal immigration, transgenderism or the economy. To borrow Lincoln’s opinion of Grant: I like him, he fights!

  5. RaymondR November 11, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    For the next election, demand United Nations observers. They may not be able to prevent fraud, but they can document it.

    • UN OUT OF USA November 11, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      The United Nations? Seriously? The same ones who went to Ukraine to find out who was shelling the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in Enerhodar that was under control of the Russian army and they didn’t have the guts to say it was the Ukrainian forces??? Give me a break.

      • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        ‘The United Nations? Seriously?’

        Ditto, in fact double it.

        I think the idea of relocating the HQ to someplace like Cambodia has lots of merit, as does removing all US taxpayer funding.

        Can I add NATO to the list? Maybe send them to Cambodia as well, without US $$ and military. And have them take Ursula von der Leyen and rest of the unelected European Commission along to share the ‘good times’.

        • TPTB-USA November 11, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          You can wish all you want, but that is not the master plan.

          US to Manage Norway’s Defenses

          The question is: How much military can a failed state afford?

      • malthuss November 11, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

        UN troops spreading disease in Haiti and raping women? those troops.

    • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      And in-person voting too with an ID and signature verification. Having people be able to vote in local schools, libraries and church auditoriums for early voting will also help legitimize the results.

    • RaymondR November 11, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      The responders to my comment don’t see the humour in asking the UN to monitor an American election. Usually, it’s the USA demanding that an election in some tinpot dictatorship is monitored by the UN. The best way to troll the woke PMC is to make them live up to the same standards they demand of less developed countries.

    • butter56 November 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

      That’s a great idea, give us something worthwhile to shoot at

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

      I wouldn’t trust U.N. observers to observe the sun rising.

      I’ll pass on this idea.

  6. Penelope Dreadful November 11, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    Who would ever vote for Hobbs? If “My Shit Doesn’t Stink” needed a face, that face would be a tight race between Katie Hobbs and Gavin Newsome. Hobbs would get my vote.

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Yes, at least Fetterman has an excuse for being like he is (a stroke), though apparently he was little better before it. But Hobbs is an obnoxious non-entity. As Lake exclaimed, a racist who can’t think of anything good to say about Hispanics!

      Lake? What kind of name is Lake, anyway. She doesn’t look American…..

      • Mick November 11, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        Man, you are such a racist it is almost unbelievable.

        Tell me, fuckweed, what does an American look like.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          I was just having some fun. America’s not a nation anymore, just a country, a whole lot of nothing in other words.

          Google:

          The English word nation came from the Latin natio, supine of verb nascar « to birth » (supine : natum), through French. In Latin, natio represents the children of the same birth and also a human group of same origin. By Cicero, natio is used for “people”.

          Jarek: Do you really believe the Founders ever seriously considered Blacks and Indians as potential citizens? Or women? That’s when America was real. But you like tacos, right? That’s what matters!

          • Mick November 11, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

            I know that you are upset that all of the American Indians….that’s right AMERICAN Indians….were never completely wiped out.

            And you are also melancholy that after the Africans slave duties were canceled that they were never just genocided, or at least returned to Africa.

            And I’m sure you’d much prefer if all of the Hispanics would have been totally wiped out as well after the Mexican/American war.

            Since you seem to have a bloodlust, here is what I truly hope happens to you one day, you fucking shithead:

            That you are hung. No, not from a scaffolded platform so that your neck quick snaps. That’s too fast and clean. I hope you are slowly hoisted up with a noose around your neck until your feet are, say, just one foot above ground. After you writhe around choking for air until just almost dead, you are lowered down to ground.

            Then, people of all races, creeds, and colors can take turns spitting on you. Stabbing you. Pissing on you. Throwing shit on you. Perhaps even branding you with a hot iron.

            Then, Herschel Walker gouges out your eyes and skull fucks you.

            Preferably this is all done on a very hot sunny day.

            You scumbag piece of smelly shit. I’d ad “Nazi”, but your proud of that moniker aren’t you. Shit ass motherfucker.

            (Okay JHK you can ban me now. In fact, please do).

          • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

            @ Mick:

            Much as I regret having to say anything in Jarek’s defense, when it comes to blacks and Native Americans, they are, often–though not always, of course–assholes. Many are individually fine people. Collectively and in their political allignments, they are destructive.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

            In other words, America the grab bag; the stew, the palette of the careless watercolorist who lets all his colors run together. Surely some wonderful new colors will result? No, just very dark brown, and only very dark brown. All the other colors gone.

            The rainbow is the rainbow because the colors don’t run together. And what you believe has nothing to do with the real America. You’re a victim of cult propaganda, Mick. And Jim Jones believed exactly as you do.

          • Suburban_elk November 12, 2022 at 8:00 am #

            Mick, antiracists no longer have the moral high ground. And not that they ever did.

            It’s no longer “bad” to advocate for your own people.

            White Americans were conned into thinking and feeling, believing, that it was “bad” to advocate for themselves.

            That mentality is a relic, from a time when there seemed no limit to the abundance and the economy.

            Now that things are tight, people will prioritize, their fambly, their clan, their ethnic group, and their race. Those who do not value their own skin, are pushed out by those who do.

            Your handle, “Mick,” indicates that you are Irish partisan, and hate the “eternal Anglo” and are directing your historical grievances against White Americans. Fuck right off with that.

        • Q. Shtik November 11, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

          Tell me, fuckweed, – Mick

          ==========

          Hmmm, it’s been quite a while since I’ve heard fuckweed used.

          • Mick November 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

            It’s been quite a while since I’ve used it. It has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

            Then there was the old “fuckwad”, which is also a good standby. But I do prefer ‘fuckweed’. I think G. Carlin would agree.

        • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

          George Washington.

          There – I answered that for you.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

        What kind of name is Jarek. Sounds like “moron” in Serbo-Croat.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

          Wokie the chimp has a new friend and is very happy.

          • benr November 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

            No not really, it’s just you are a slide whistle.
            Plenty of people get tired of reading that particular note about race.
            Shame because you seem like you have more to add to this board when you move on from something you have zero control over.

          • Jarek November 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            No doubt the peeps also get tired of hearing that 1+1=2 as well, but it doesn’t cease to be true.

            It’s all connected, Dick Weed. Do you think non-Whites care about the environment? Or are you going to come up with any solutions to the energy crisis? It’s us or nobody. The smart ones will follow in our lead of course.

      • Suburban_elk November 12, 2022 at 8:23 am #

        I would guess that Lake is an Anglo place name. Her “early life” is Wisconsin on both sides. My guess is right, this is the first hit:

        “Lake is a gender-neutral name of British origin, relating to a body of water. The name Lake dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period and is derived from the Old English word lacu.”

        Does she look slightly mixed with some non White? Perhaps maybe slightly. She is a good looking woman tho, which counts for something.

        • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Thanks. Yeah, maybe (hopefully!) just Hispanic or deep Southern Europe. In any case, if she follows through with closing the border, she is a great Leader both morally and politically – and the Presidency will be hers for the taking in a few years.

          Speaking of non-Whites, Michelle Malkin ended her writing career. One poster said she may have a sick child. But she said that she will return to public life in an other form. Politics?

          Another great personality. She admitted to the Gropyers that America was great because of its White heritage.

  7. Rodulf November 11, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    We no longer produce men like Vladimir Putin. We are ruled by cowards and race-traitors.

    • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      we produce plenty of those men. they won’t lead until this place is so far gone that the *howard zinn* type of america hating gets a fix for those who have never been punched in the face and it shows.

    • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      I disagree. We do still produce real men. But people on the right are naturally law abiding and will do only in great extremity what the left does as a matter of course in order to get their way. There is a breaking point though, even for those who don’t see rioting and looting as a solution.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

        Such men are too busy raising and protecting their families, and bringing home the bacon. It’s only the Lefties in their sinecured non-jobs and tenured academi who have time to spend politicking all day.

        • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 1:37 am #

          Aha, now it’s a sin to be educated?

          To go to college, get a degree, make some $$$.

          When did that happen? I thought that we celebrated that in America?

          Excuse me, but I’ll take my education at LSU. Not Harvard, but it’s a degree.

          It opened doors for me that were otherwise closed.

    • SpeedyBB November 12, 2022 at 8:31 am #

      Rodulf’s comment resonated with me. Why are all our ostensible “leaders” such flabby, carefree clowns? I would include the pot-gut Agent Orange in this category. From the outset, I was impressed with the acuity, self-control, dignity and confidence of Putin.

      He really seems to know how to hold power. And apply it. These are all impressions from far away and via an often-hostile media. That really engaging video of his sit-down with the corrupt billionaire factory owners is an illustration of what I claimed above.

      “When you heard I was coming today, you were all running around like cockroaches”

      and

      “Give me back my pen”.

      Classic. He knows how to precisely work the media.

  8. Lawfish November 11, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    I think most decent conservative folks voted for Trump because he was the only game in town. Include me in that list. I think most of us in that group would far prefer Heavy-D to Trump.

    • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      or kid rock.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

      I have to concur. I was originally a Ted Cruz supporter in 2016. I supported Trump later in the primaries and voted for him twice. There was much to admire about Trump, but his Achilles Heel is his narcissism and lack of self-discipline.

      I’m old enough to remember having voted for Ronald Reagan twice and I would have preferred a more Reaganesque leader, but Trump was what we got so I have rode the Trump Train and have faithfully supported him ever since 2016. But my patience has run out.

      DeSantis seems to have a lot more ability to win and to get things done and he does so without embarrassing his party, his supporters, or his country. It’s time for mature leadership again.

  9. niner November 11, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    So true, Mr. Kunstler, Trump has made the last straw.

    While I was able to ignore his many flaws for the sake of what he promised to do, and for Melania;
    but now his casual deadly insult of a very decent, and what is more, *successful* fighter against the vaxx attack, Trump has turned me to ice.

    • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      I would wait it out a bit more. There are plenty of people who find DeSantis’s new Uniparty backers more than a bit troubling.

      Kari Lake also suggested DeSantis is part of the crew slow-walking her results in the midterms.

      • niner November 11, 2022 at 10:25 am #

        Please say more about the “Uniparty”, Owl.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:28 am #

        Night Owl-

        If Lake’s accusation is true, that is incredibly depressing news.

      • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        Kari Lake realizes (I hope) that DeSantis has nothing to do with counting votes in an entirely different state. What does she base this accusation on?

        • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 10:47 am #

          There is a lot of chatter about DeSantis being a turncoat.

          Check out Sundance/The Last Refuge on Twitter. He has a very good track record and had been talking about this for a few months.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 10:57 am #

            Oddly enough, the Ticker Guy was one of the first to bring out the fact that DeSantis wasn’t all he was pretending to be.

            I agree, it bears watching, but I also agree that President Trump making scathing personal attacks on the governor because he is ungrateful or disloyal to him, is not a good thing to do.

          • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:17 am #

            I don’t buy the “backers” argument.

            Every pol in the USA needs backers or one sort or another.

            A genuine “populist” cannot get traction. Trump ran on a “populist” wave but he was backed by Adelson. And who know whom else.

            As long as DeSantis is not backed by the WEF, l’m giving him and his “backers” a pass.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            I’m proceeding with caution too, Islander. What troubles me is that DeSantis appears to be chummy with Mike Pence, but there too, Trump tried to be chummy with scum also.

            DeSantis did lead the way back from the nuttery of the lockdowns and masks ant all the other crap that Trump’s task force continued to dish up.

            He also said “Never…again” to lockdowns”. Those words passed his lips.

            Yes other governors wanted to open up too, but DeSantis became the loudest voice, the most vocal leader, and others followed his example.

            Kristi Noem never locked down, but I’ve since learned she may have been given credit she did not deserve on this issue.

          • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            Trust and verify, I suppose. However, I think we are missing the point here. DeSantis could be the new Washington, but I doubt that he or anyone can drain the DC swamp. He should stay where he is.

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        Link?

        Why would he do that?

      • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 1:44 am #

        More conspiracy crap!
        She’s losing!
        She’s f’ing insane.

        Take it like a man for crying out loud.

        You and your ilk are a bunch of whining crybabies.

        Again, when you’re winning it’s all good. But when you lose it must be a conspiracy?

        God y’all are easy targets.

        • benr November 13, 2022 at 10:55 am #

          Yes because massive Democrat losses are happening and then the cameras go out for eight hours turning a massive Democrat loss into a miraculous win over and over. It NEVER happens in the reverse. Or the ballots thousands of them found in a ravine in Santa Cruz county. I’m sure all Republican ballots you can be sure.

        • Mike G November 13, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

          There is a new troll in town, isn’t it cute

        • sonnyL November 13, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

          Pray tell, who was ranting conspiracy for SIX, count ’em 6 years now?
          Oh,right, you got it. Nancy, Hillary, Rachel, Mika, Whoopi, AOC and the rest of the girlyboys, like Joe and Kamala.

          Isnt it interesting that most of the same states anre having the same ‘counting problems’…No ink? No honesty..
          Heres what Kuns said:
          In Arizona, of course, you have the peculiar situation in which the Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, Katie Hobbs, happens to be the state secretary of state, meaning the official in charge of elections. You’d think she’d be embarrassed at blowing two ballot counts in a row, or that a court somewhere might show an interest in her amazingly convenient incompetence in this particular official duty

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

      Me too. It’s strange. Ten days ago I was actually looking forward to Trump running again. But between his unwarranted attacks on DeSantis and the failure of the Bullshit “Red Wave” I entered the land of epiphany.

      I am 100% behind DeSantis now. We cannot affirmed to lose in 2024 just so Trump can massage his bruised ego and seek revenge on the Libtards and RINO’s who actually DID screw him.

      I’m genuinely sorry Trump was screwed over, but much of it happened due to his own lack of political sophistication and he shows very little signs of having learned much.

      I want a professional running the show next time. DeSantis knows what the fuck he is doing.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

        That should have read “We cannot AFFORD…”

        • benr November 13, 2022 at 10:58 am #

          Do you believe the Democrat machine can’t gin up the same screeching nonsensical bullshit about DeSantis? Bet on it!

          • ryan1327 November 14, 2022 at 8:05 am #

            This. And it will be worse, and start the second they think Trump is out.

  10. zappalives November 11, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    Quit pretending this was going to be a “fair” selection !
    The PARASITES that be will no longer abide that.
    They CHEATED in 2020 selection and nobody in any position of power did a damn thing about it.
    This FAKE republic is over.
    Best to hunker down with UNVAXXED family and friends and divorce yourself as much as possible from their rotten to the core system.
    Always do the opposite of what the teevee addled herd is doing.

    • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      Exactly. It’s done, but that’s because it never actually existed.

      If people would just (mentally) walk away while keeping their stake in the game, they could generate higher incomes and greater peace of mind.

      • justanotherguy November 11, 2022 at 11:39 am #

        mitch – haven’t boomers been doing that the whole time? is a slow decline just fine for you?

        honest question – how far before you say enough? when they pick up your neighbor for wrongthink? your kid?

        • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          My kids? Like me, my oldest was saturated with the truth from an early age.

          Just as my father (and his father before him) explained the game to me, my oldest was fully instructed on how to play and win.

          Result? He grabbed maybe the best job out of his graduating class. Literally right in the belly of the beast, a place/person/organization frequently exoriated on these very pages.

          Lulz

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        People like mitch have to be prevented from voting. Financial solvency? He is. IQ? He’s got it. Knowledge of our history and current issues and events? Ditto.

        You stop people like this with compulsory military service. At least some of them.

        • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          My uncle was a war hero. His career was made saving the lives of 20+ men, then awarded the 2nd highest medal.

          He stayed for 30 years, ‘retired’ in a related fiels and became quite financially comfortable.

          My oldest (referenced above) knows the story, fully understands the risks of playing for the empire, (as he calls it, taking a blood oath), but also understands the rewards.

          You can continue to complain, lose and die an embittered old man, or you can finally clue into what Jesus meant about giving Caesar his due. Your choice.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            Yes, some snakes will still get through. Other means must then be taken.

            Jefferson and Adams stopped the Illuminati which was starting to infiltrate the American Lodges.

          • elysianfield November 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            Mitch,
            Well, Caesar can kiss my big black ass.

            I remain,
            .An imbittered old man.

          • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

            @ Mitchellc:

            Jesus also said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. No man can serve two masters….”

            You have made your choice as to whom you will serve.

            We are all of us only human, and we’d all like to be able to pay the electric bill, dine sumptuously from time to time, live without anxiety–and maybe even spend some time lying on the beach. The cost may not be too high. These are fairly modest wants.

            I think the level of wealth your are speaking of (with a shiny medal or two thrown in) carries a very high cost: living in “the belly of the beast.” I should think that would be very uncomfortable. The way you live your life is, after all, your life. It might not be so desirable to spend it floating around in stomach acid in the dark, amongst partially digested fellow humans, with ghouls for your companions and “worms for your chambermaids.” While this illustration is figurative, many people (I don’t know how many) would experience such a life this way and would be unable to endure it for any amount of money. But hey, maybe the two-week vacation in Majorca made up for it.

            Jesus also said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

            So the question becomes, “Who has life more abundantly?” Is it the guy living in the “belly of the beast”–with the various perks that might entail?

            The ordinary person will surely have plenty of troubles. (And don’t try to tell me that the belly-dwellers don’t.) His vacation may be camping in the Flint Hills or a float trip in the Ozarks or horseback riding in the Badlands. Is Majorca better? I don’t know, as I’ve never been there.

            The ordinary person will also meet with many human monsters and ghouls (all the time, actually) and be shocked and repelled by them–and fearful of them. Still beats being one.

          • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            @ mitchellc:

            To imagine that those of us who are repelled and disgusted by evil are “bitter” is, I think, projection on your part.

            I, for example, have a lot of mileage on me. So do most of my friends. I don’t see any “embittered old men” (or women). I see old people who are, for the most part, surrounded by friends and family and often still working doing things they love.

            To raise objections to the evils of the world is not bitterness; it is moral compass.

            They will die; you will too. As Thomas Moore put it, “When true hearts are withered and fond loves are flown…,” it’s time to check out. But we at least had true hearts and fond loves.

    • ranchlife49 November 13, 2022 at 1:52 am #

      Wow. Unvaxxed? Wow are you lost!

      How many vaccinations did you get before the age of 5?

      Answer: A bunch. All required to enter the public schools.

      Tell me I’m wrong.

      • Mike G November 13, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        You are wrong asshole, the warp speed is not a vaccine, its a experimental concoction that may or may not alter human genes. Never tested to protect against Covid . It is not safe and effective, it is unsafe and ineffective. But you ranchcliff should get as many boosters as you can. lol

  11. MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for today’s article, James. The fraud continues apace and won’t stop until regular folks stop tolerating it – in large numbers. Not just a whine here ‘n’ there.

    I still see random people on social media exasperated that their vote, or their elderly parent’s, etc. was not recorded; that people gave up standing in line, that so-and-so wasn’t allowed to vote, etc. This is rampant all over the country. We don’t have anything close to fair elections.

    We have farces, which is yet another reason I don’t vote.

    • AmericanObserver November 11, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      The problems America has are beyond the point where elections, words and laws can fix them.

      Be ready.

  12. MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    I’m no longer buying any excuses for Trump’s failures. If he had ever been a real threat to the deep state Dems, he would not still be alive, IMHO. That he is still around to bloviate is testament to his usefulness as a tool of division in the Republican ranks.

    But it really doesn’t matter, because his purpose has been fulfilled. TDS has brainwashed most liberals and Democrats to do whatever their establishment woke Jacobin party says, because “Trump.”

    So, mission accomplished, there.

    • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Trump has become the gift that keeps on giving to Democrats and the gasbag media props. As long as he’s determined to stay in the news, they’ll gladly accommodate him with the most outlandish nonsense they can dream up.

      And now he’s proving himself very useful in the divide-and-conquer strategy too. The midterms should not have in any way been about him and the 2020 election. The war in Ukraine we’re bankrolling, the threat of nuclear war, sensible abortion laws, inflation, lousy health care, etc, etc, etc. are the issues that people vote for.

    • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      ‘TDS has brainwashed most liberals and Democrats ‘ and made the DNC coffers full to overflowing. Buckets o’ Bucks!

      • benr November 13, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        That and fraud with a heaping helping of racketeering via Ukrainian war funds back channeled into crypto currency right into DNC COFFERS.

    • cbeard November 11, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

      The best thing (maybe the only thing) that Trump actually accomplished was waking up some people to the idiocy and dishonesty of your government. The deep state went bat shit crazy and showed their true colors because of him. Other than that, Trump was a failed president. The voters are the biggest failure of all. This latest election was rigged like all of the others. Generally speaking, no one gets on the ballot that isn’t part of the problem. Mission accomplished indeed.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

        A correct assessment.

  13. Zoltar November 11, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    I won’t deny that I have hoped for the catastrophic dissolution of the Democratic Party for several years – not that the Republican Party isn’t also corrupt and despicable, but simply because we are never going to have a multi-party system, and a replacement for the Donkey Party might be hoped to represent the people, at least a bit.

    On the other hand, bearing in mind that the memory of the US electorate doesn’t extend beyond a couple of weeks, I have felt ambivalent about the predicted Red Wave sweeping the Elephants into office this year, because whoever happens to be officially in charge when the shit does definitively hit the fan will be blamed for it all.

    That’s why I don’t think it’s simply a rationalization to feel a bit relieved by the disappointing midterm results, because the Democrats stand to be left holding the Mother Of All Bags while “Joe Biden” is still in office, and they will richly deserve the blame for its contents.

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      Think for a moment.

      Observations of what is going on may be pointing toward a voting bloc for the Uniparty. The composition is the Lincoln Project freedom caucus RINO set of traitors in the Liberal GOP plus the entire Democratic leaning left Dems.

      The separation between Trump and DeSantis is evidence. Most of the GOP gains from NY are RINOs as well as any other East Coast gains.

      Uniparty will be very evident once the next Congress is set. Kari is not in yet, but she will be outnumbered by the Uniparty, as well as all the rest of the Trumpers.

      I have been an advocate for Trump, but it could be he is finished. I think this election shows thus.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

        I do think Trump is finished. A part of me feels sad because despite all of his defects Trump did do some good and he got nothing but grief for it.

        Nevertheless, I care more about preserving freedom than about the fate of any politician, so Trump needs to retire…go work on his presidential library somewhere….and become invisible.

        The biggest gift he could give the country right now would be to fade away with dignity and grace (if he can somehow manage that) to clear the way for DeSantis so we can avoid a collapse into socialism under President Gavin Newsome in 2025.

    • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

      Zoltar, I sometimes think that this was what was going through the addled minds of McConnell and McCarthy. “The whole thing is going down. Let the Dems handle it!” Either that or they just don’t care.

  14. vengeur November 11, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    DeSantis ain’t no Jeb Bush. Trump’s got a real opponent this time , and mocking, belittling and ridiculing him won’t work. But I don’t know if an old dog can learn new tricks. But he better wise up real quick because in belittling DeSantis, he looked like the entitled and arrogant pricks he ran against in 2016.

    • SW November 11, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Very well put. 🙂

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

      But Jeb endorses him – and that is damning, at least on the face of it.

    • nancyd November 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

      Agreed.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

      Yeah, he did. Trump looked really SMALL….and exceedingly selfish.

      He sank himself the moment he put out that post tagging DeSantis with that cringeworthy nickname. It didn’t ring true and it angered Trump loyalists like me far more than he could ever imagine.

  15. BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    The latest ‘Affordable’ EV, the KIA Sh#tbox — base price: $49,775 + a subscription fee. The ‘Affordable’ Ford F150 EV, “Everymans Truck”, which was supposed to be offered at an affordable $40,000, in reality is being marked up to an unaffordable $70,000 – $92,000.

    My prediction is … that Ford & GM, which have gone whole hog into EVs, will be in DC about 5 years from now, pleading in front of Congress for a bailout.

    • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      The electric pickups are mere toys.

      They are totally useless for contractors, farmers, linemen, tradesmen, or anyone else that actually works for a living.

      • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        Yes, but it’s just the thing for Suzy Cream Cheese, Westport Trophy wife, to drive to Starbucks for a latte and then on to the spa — all the time virtual signalling that she “Cares about Climate Change”, plus “living the rugged outdoor life” by driving a real pickup truck lol.

        • vengeur November 11, 2022 at 10:46 am #

          Yes, it’s gonna be like winning the STATUS mega-jackpot!!!

        • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

          With a lot of planning, people like Suzy and even me, could drive our little electric golf cart type vehicles around town for our errands, leaving the diesel for use where it is needed.

          That would take “leaders” who were serious about the environment, the economy, and the welfare of the people.

          There’s no money in that.

        • ryan1327 November 14, 2022 at 8:13 am #

          I think Subaru already covers this demographic.

    • vengeur November 11, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      The same auto industry herd that gave us the HUMMER now finds another high cliff to jump off . With the same results.

      • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        Well, there is a new Hummer EV! It’s a beast, weighing in at 9000 lbs., and costing $135,000. I’m sure it will be a big seller with Pimps & Hip Hop artists.

        • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          The new Hummer EV that breaks down after 150 miles AND costs an arm and a leg to charge?

          youtu.be/5qhidcCVwTk

          That one?

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Marlin

      5 years?

    • Woodchuck November 11, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      My prediction is … that Ford & GM will be gone in about 5 years from now. There will be demand everywhere from the public for companies that make cheap yet reliable bicycles, mopeds, and motorbikes. The resources in the West for making automobiles – as they are made right now – won’t exist. There’s no way the general public will be able to afford to purchase cars that when you lift the hood, you see an engine compartment crammed to max capacity with gadgets, hoses, wires, relays, sensors etc. That usual big rats nest of crap stuffed in there will be impossible for the average person to purchase in the first place or to service later.

      Cars of the future? All people will be able to afford in the future will be extremely simple little shitbox cars no more complex than a model A Ford and something you fix in your driveway or back yard. And the people driving these new vehicles will be the “affluent” ones. Poor people will be walking or pedaling.

      Tough shit but that’s the world we all voted for.

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:23 am #

        I just bought a few shares of Genuine Parts Company. We’ll see . . .

      • rainmaker November 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        I’ve spent my entire adult life (40 years now) working in the auto glass replacement industry. The level of complexity just in our specialty is insane. The superfluous technology is not sustainable, in the long run, in my opinion.

      • elysianfield November 11, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        Woodchuck,
        Wanna see the future? Look to the US lifestyle in the1930’s

      • nancyd November 11, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        Not my vote !!!

      • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

        No one talks much about the fact that these cars can only be serviced by the dealers. In rural places like this one, we all depend on the skills of mechanics who can fix stuff like they used to do on Junkyard Wars – scavenging old parts, welding stuff together, doing all sorts of unlikely things to keep the old wrecks running. We had an SUV for a while that had to be serviced by the dealer. Every time we walked through the door it cost us a minimum of $700.

        • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          That’s one reason why welding is on my list of skills for young people to acquire to make themselves luseful to themselves and society in the coming “deindustrialized” future or repairs and mending things.

          I had a 1986 Subaru DL wagon. One day the rear axel just kind of . . . *started to* jacknife.
          Real wheels pointing in at the top. Holy s—!!

          I was living in a pretty isolated spot. it was the end of the summer season. 19 miles to the grocery store, so i am scrounging enough to eat by bikoing to the local roadside vegetable stand. Which then closed down.

          And trying to find someone to come and look at my car. Eventually I got the name of a welder. He went online (this was 2003) and located the only replacement part for this in the US of A. Had it sent to the Island. We drove the car @ ca. 10 mph the 15 mi to his shop. Phew! He got the old axel or whatever it is called out (pretty hard), welded the new part in, and I drove that car for another 7 years, including two trips to Florida and back. At which point I solid it for $1,200 cash.

          These fancy EVs are going to be huge white elephants, is my prediction. Not only for owners but for the communities where they live.

        • elysianfield November 13, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          “No one talks much about the fact that these cars can only be serviced by the dealers.”

          Piglet,
          What REALLY is not talked abut is that the vast majority of vehicles made after year 2000 cannot be repaired after approx. 200,000 miles on the clock. Repair costs vastly exceed the value of the vehicle.

          “Shade tree mechanics” will soon be a thing of the past.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

        Go long on Trabants. Their time has come again!

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

      A full global fleet of EV’s and the infrastructure to charge them would require mining more new copper than humanity has mined to this point in the entire history of copper mining.

      • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

        Just what the world needs — more wars and child mining deaths in the Congo!

    • piledrivinglegend November 11, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

      I think the gov. is propping up the automakers just to stave off the inevitable collapse.
      I live near 2 auto plants and in the surrounding areas there are literally hundreds of acres of brand new vehicles just sitting. How can they afford to keep churning out $70k+ vehicles- just to park them in huge lots spread over several counties ? I think that if the big 3 started layoffs it would be like pulling the rug from under a house of cards.

  16. mrJones November 11, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    This is just pure entertainment. Like a football games, you got your pre-game analysis and hype, and then the post game perspective with should have’s, would have’s and didn’t. I’m looking forward to when DraftKing will offer up virtual governments/democracies. Be very entertaining so see how the draft would go. How for down the draft list would JB be, or Ursula von der Crazy compared to their eastern counterparts. I can easy image Sergey Lavrov being in the first round.

    • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      mrJ-

      It’s all pro wrestling.

      It’s all about constantly maintaining kayfabe.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      It is.

      Bread & circuses, nothing more.

    • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

      mrJones,

      Already happened over two decades ago in P2P online betting with Betfair in the U.K.

      One could have made a killing betting on George Bush II in 2004. I can imagine it was even more crazy with Hillary Clinton (98% chance of winning the night before the election, according to the geniuses at HuffPo) blowing it vs Trump.

  17. Bill of Rights November 11, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    Local election fraud is rampant as well:

    The city government of Gulf Breeze Florida pushed a new city charter. The ballot only mentioned that the mayor’s term would change to 4 years. Few voters apparently had time to read all the fine print which included:

    a. Construction projects and material purchases will not be required to go out for bid anymore.

    b. If only 3 of 5 council members show up for a meeting, 2 of them can pass a law. It required 3 out of all 5 members before. So you have minority rule now.

    c. The mayor will stay in power 4 years instead of 2 (unless removed for a felony conviction).

    d. Only the city manager will be allowed to appoint the Police Chief, Fire Chief or City Clerk. The council has no say anymore.

    e. The Mayor and council will no longer be allowed to investigate financial wrongdoings at city hall.

    f. City parks and lands will be sold or leased without holding a city wide referendum as was previously required.

    It’s inconceivable how any adult would go along with this — yet 61% voted in favor.

    • D from OR November 11, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      Or they didn’t.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      NYC did a similar thing, sticking a confusing ballot measure somewhere in there to make it confusing and misrepresenting it. Lots of big changes to city policies. Not good, of course.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        Didn’t Montana do something similar with the terrible infant care proposition?

        Some sort of tricky phrasing that made it sound like a good thing?

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:31 am #

          I don’t know about that one, but nothing surprises me, now. The PTB are going in for full court press.

        • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          Most ballot initiatives have tricky phrasing.

          That is deliberate.

          It is usually quite easy to find deconstruction of these wordings—e.g., “A no vote would do X.” A yes vote would do Y.”

          In Mass. these quite detailed explanations are provided in a booklet mailed out to all voters and available in the library, etc. Also, the implications of yes/no votes are explained on the ballot itself (including for the local initiatives). You can get a sample ballot and go over the wording beforehand.

          Of course, you have to be willing to read a bit to take the explanations on board.

          The idea of a “well-informed” citizen seems to have gone the way of the dodo.

          People think voting is kind of like, say, shopping online for a new iPhone. If they bother to do it at all.

          • Not_GeorgeT November 11, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

            The MA ballot booklet is nice. Seriously.

            They printed this year it before Question 4 signatures were certified. Coincidence?

            I’ll put in a plug for Mass Fiscal Alliance. They keep on top of a lot of issues and sometimes write the arguments either for or against ballot initiatives which appear in the booklet.

            As you point out, having the booklet and reading it are, for many, a point of disconnect.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            In other words, most people shouldn’t be allowed to vote since they aren’t qualified?

            I agree.

          • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

            Jarek:

            There you go again.

            Putting words in other people’s mouths.

            I wonder if this syndrome is listed in the Diagnostic Manual.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

            You overlooked the question mark, Islander. Perhaps as a way of stoking your indignation – or just to avoid the question?

          • benr November 13, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            Jarek
            November 11, 2022 at 12:23 pm #
            In other words, most people shouldn’t be allowed to vote since they aren’t qualified?

            I agree.

            So now we are all expected to be lawyers just to vote?
            What are you stupid?

          • Jarek November 13, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            Islander is smart, just often contrary – even against herself. She doesn’t want to let go of her rattle, universal voting, so she acts up.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      I studied up on what would be on the ballot in NY, because I know what they do with those propositions.

      In the Before Times, you could usually rely on the local paper to break it down for you, but those days are gone.

      I always bring reading glasses with me just in case, but when I know what’s on the ballot ahead of time I can see fine to fill it out.

      This time even with my glasses on, and moving to a different kiosk because the one I was at was in the dark, I could barely see what I was doing because for some reason the entire ballot was in fine print, the kind you’d find at the bottom of an auto loan agreement. The ovals to fill in were tiny dots. They required a lot of manual dexterity as well as very good eyesight to fill in properly.

      I friend told me his father, who is older than I am, could only manage an x where each dot was.

      What would possess anyone, on a large sheet of paper, with plenty of blank space left over, to create a document entirely in flyspeck?

      Doesn’t anyone look at these things before they hand them out to the public?

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        The fine print and dim lighting are tools they’re using to confuse older voters that tend to lean conservative.

        These people are evil.

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        It’s by design they do it that way. Sounds disgusting, I would have been livid if I saw that.

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        Look what Pol Pot did to people with glasses.

        And one is reminded of poor Piggy and his “specs”! He ran into Gustaph and his gang.

  18. teddyboy46 November 11, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    I heartly agree with JHK. Trump is making a huge mistake antagonizing Gov. Desantis. Trump should make him an Allie.

    If I may quote Mark Twain. ” If voting made any difference. They would not let us do it.”

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      Unfortunately there are yuge numbers of Trump cultists who will bash anyone who dares to suggest that their man may have flaws and may be doing the wrong thing.

      When hundreds, then thousands, of good and decent Americans were screaming at him “Pull up! Pull up!” when he was crashing and burning over that covid shitshow, there were always plenty of cultists to drown them out, insisting it was all going to plan or he couldn’t because Nancy Pelosi or whatever.

      He said out loud that he kept Fauci around so the media would be appeased. He wanted them happy because he thought that they would praise him for the “vaccine”.

      Now the cultists had the same information available to them as I did, and they had to know tht the president needed to stop with the vaxx already; but they wouldn’t say it.

      Now he even brought up lockdowns to attack DeSantis.

      Incredible.

    • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

      Most of my day-to-day thoughts resemble Twain and Vonnegut quotes.

  19. rudyspeaks November 11, 2022 at 10:37 am #

    May I reiterate my observation (which is pretty much accepted wisdom, although rarely mentioned in actual discussions) that the “2 parties” are a Duopoly, same bosses, no damned difference in actual governing, Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum. (The practice of referring to the DNC or establishment press as “the left” is an example of this mental illness.) JHK (correctly) admonishes the DNC for election interference, but does so as though the Republican party is somehow pristine… as they Gerrymander the heartland, get 100X the voting power in the Senate in Wyoming (always Red) and, as with the Dems (again!), have their idiot platform supported by a corrupt Billionaire Press. We are, as a nation, children in an alcoholic family… sitting in the backseat of an erratically-driven car by one of (& who cares which one!) our 2 sick parents. When these parents fight, there is no winner, no one “legal” or even “sane”, simply a distraction. A 2 party system NEEDS a second party. Don’t try to imagine one into existence.

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

      There are some differences between the two sides- there is heavier communist infiltration on the Democrat side, I do believe,

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        There are definitely differences between the two sides. But the conditions under which one side can actually make changes are inconsistent, and also the purposes to which they put their powers.

        Obama blew things big time in his first administration. In the first two years the Dems controlled all three branches of government. Obama could have pushed through a whole lot of stuff **if he had wanted to.** But he didn’t even try. Then in 2010 the Dems lost control of the House.

        It is highly unlikely that there would have been any impeachments of Trump if the Dems had not been in control of Congress.

        It must by now be clear that the woke dictatorship is a creature of the Dems, not the Repugs.

        Building organizations from below is the job of big deep state actors such as Soros and the Koch Bros, also the Arabella Advisors, etc.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          He destroyed the military, making it loyal to the Democrats by driving out actual military men of the old school.

          You may not be able to understand the significance of this, but it is very important. It’s all comes down to force in the end.

          And of course probably prepared an alternate Government headed by himself which is now in power.

          Lazy? He works smart not hard.

        • cbeard November 11, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

          There may be perceived differences in the two parties, but the end results are the same. They always make everything worse. Both sides will do nothing about illegal immigration, the insane fiscal policies, the evil warmongering MIC, the dumbing down of the schools and the general populace. All our so called leaders do is cause more trouble here and all over the world with their endless military interventions that make America the biggest sponsor of terrorism on the Earth.

      • rudyspeaks November 11, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        May I ask you to articulate ONE, Mildly even, “socialist” proposal? They won’t even pass Single-Payer… which would cut medical expenditures in half! Every well-functioning nation already has it! And the Reagan-inspired income tax reductions of BOTH parties that leave Elon Musk paying $70,000 in personal tax? How Bolshevik! Name ONE “socialist” proposal.

        • rudyspeaks November 11, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

          I asked this question nearly 3 hours and 200 comments ago. Gosh, I thought all the Trumpies and Blue Zombies would be champing at the bit to flog their (imaginary) superiority over each other! Yet, nothing! I’m especially amused by the “socialist”… if not the risible “communist”,,, labels! Evidently, the non-readers won’t wade into an adult discussion. Who is surprised?

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

          I see our medical industrial complex-styled ‘healthcare’ is really just deathcare. I find it astounding that health care is tied to someone’s job.

          I think they should just cut out health insurance and let us go to affordable doctors again. We did that when I was a kid, it was great (1970s).

          • cbeard November 11, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

            Exactly. Today, health care is just another scam. The insurance industry is a big part of the problem.

          • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            First they hatched out a plan to make us ill.

            Then they made healthcare for-profit.

            And now their model is failing, so they have to get more and more aggressive.

            This is all very clear to me, but still not to a lot of people on this blog.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        The GOP will at least put on the hazard lights as they drive the car off the cliff.

        • rudyspeaks November 11, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

          HAH! The funniest comment of the day!

  20. redrock November 11, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    If only a piece of fruit would take Trump out. Maybe with a little E Coli added.

    • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Who will you replace him with? DeSantis isn’t yet a clear-cut case.

      Who else is there?

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 10:58 am #

        Whoever it will be, he will have to out Trump Trump. Notice De Santis is already using rally’s.

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        A clear-cut case of what??

        • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

          It isn’t clear-cut that he is against the Uniparty/deep state that has destroyed our institutions of government.

          He was good during Covid, once he seemed to figure out what was going on, but he has not proven himself in any other way, and if he is aligning with Jeb and co., then he is a waste of time.

      • Redneck Liberal November 11, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

        May as well give Herschel Walker another shot at it. Either way.

  21. vengeur November 11, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    Sure, give the deceptive and underhanded politicians more control and no accountability. Then wonder why the continually f**k you while they enrich themselves.

  22. mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 10:51 am #

    Look, everyone is familiar with 50s cars and how they were a result of surplus. But so too was the baby boom, and the emergence of millions of intelligent, capable people.

    As government is simply force projection, how did it shape shift to respond to these altered demographics? By appealing to the rational, the analytical, the thoughtful who embraced ‘yes we can’.

    Pre ww2, cars and buggies were also much more primitive, just as the electorate was also much different, and so too was managed in a completely different way. In fact Ema goodman famously concluded 40+ years before jim was born that voting was a rigged game.

    So, just as cars and other forms of transport today have emerged to respond to limits, so too has population demographics been shaped to reflect the necessity of direct management in an era of limits.

    Now, government is sold as the provider of wealth, the dispenser of munificence to people who reject the idea of strong indepence in favor of offered security.

    A classic tell of the stubborn elderly is how they so strongly cling to past order and organization, typically failing to recognize the irony that their era was also simply a reaction to times and circumstances.

    There is no objective absolute ‘best’, there is only how (and why) things are. If you can understand simple logic and science, you can clearly see the direct guiding hand shaping society to prepare it for future resource limits.

    Whether the Vax is the kill shot, infertility drug or nano bot delivery system, the intent is clear to not only pave the way for a greatly reduced population load, but also to form a rigid eloi-morlock separation.

    The political management system we see (being) erected is a direct parallel operation that will complement this future demographic reality.

    As I keep saying, you can complain and mutter about the good old days like grandpa Simpson, or you can smile to yourself as you read rommels book and bank the profits of being right.

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      The more the US slides toward socialism, the more power BRIICS will have. Interesting that the WEF is backing the wrong horse on this one.

    • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      John, you’re so close, but using old form labels is just a mental anchor.

      What type of government did we have before 1776? How about up to the 1840s, and then 1865, 1920 and 1965?

      Government reflects the potentional demographic power, regardless of economic formation.

      Anyone who can step back and objectively observe what is occurring with regard to overshoot, depletion and degradation can clearly see the visible hand at work.

      The future – which is now here – is mass manipulation of the morlocks to ensure continued power in an age of limits. The ubi, the programming, the outright manipulation will go without remark as the people will be satisfied within their realm of experience.

      Gone gone gone will be those who lived, experienced and remember the utter, never to be repeated era of freedom and abundance.

      But so too will their mental baggage be jettisoned that kept trying to remind everyone ‘how things used to be’, never understanding that they too were also manipulated and controlled in like fashion.

    • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

      Not everyone worships profit above all else.

    • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      “Now, government is sold as the provider of wealth, the dispenser of munificence to people who reject the idea of strong indepence [sic] in favor of offered security.” — mitch

      You mean like your son in the military?

  23. JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    Married men 60% GOP

    Married women. 57% GOP

    Single men 55% GOP

    Single women 80 % Dem.

    Shows where responsibility resides.

    Less married women, more sexual irresponsibility, more emphasis on abortion.

    Are single women so dumb they cannot know they are preggers before week 15 and deal with it before then. Compromise is the key to settling abortion, Not to single women, it seems.

    • Woodchuck November 11, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      There’s only one solution here – repeal the 19th amendment and place general restrictions on the males who are voting. Create a system whereby the people voting must first pass tough written tests to determine how well informed they are about the basics of how our government and capitalist economy works in the first place.

      A republic *cannot* be successful if the people who are voting don’t have the capability of making informed voting choices in the first place. That’s why the USA is collapsing right now and that’s why republics in general don’t last very long. We here in the USA are already past our expiration date.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        My simplistic reform idea is to remove voting rights for anyone taking any sort of government handout.

        People subsisting on the tax dollars produced by the hard work of others should have zero say in how society is run.

        Yes, I realize that this idea could go to some very interesting places if taken to its logical extension.

        • butter56 November 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

          What about social security since most payed for that

        • AmericanObserver November 11, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          Originally in the constitution only property owners were franchised to vote.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            And lots of people just bought property who didn’t need or want it. We can do much better than the Founders in this regard with stricter and more rational criteria.

        • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          Legend … that’d be about 90% of the country.

        • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

          @ thirdcoastlegend:

          “Anyone taking any sort of government handout” MUST include EVERYONE who is a government employee/retiree or who works in any government-subsidized occupation. That would include policemen, firefighters, schoolteachers, everyone who is employed in health care, and every farmer receiving ag subsidies.

          Government employment is just high-end welfare.

          • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

            Anthea-

            Precisely!

            All of us folks working in the MIC are just enjoying a form of bougie welfare.

            If only I had the true moral courage to quit it!

            🙁

          • benr November 12, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            DEFENSE CONTRACTOR!

      • Anon1970 November 11, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        I suspect that many US born Americans could not pass the citizenship test which applicants for US citizenship are required to take. Of course, subjecting all Americans to such a citizenship test would be called racist.

        • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

          Of course the standards for birthright citizens and those from abroad are different.

          For the former the only standard is to be born in the USA. That is because citizenship in this country is determined by jus soli, not jus sanguinis.

        • megabeth November 11, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

          I helped a Somali woman study for her citizenship about 12 years ago, and I agree with you that most native-born Americans would flunk the citizenship test. Sadly, it is nothing harder than we ALL learned in 8th grade civics in the 1970s. I think I could pass it, but not without at least an evening of concentrated review, beforehand.

      • cbeard November 11, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        Sound of roaring approval and applause.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

        I’ve been in favor of those measures for restricting the voting franchise for a very long time. I have never believed that mob democracy is a formula for good government.

        I’d add yet another restriction: If you receive more money annually in benefits from the U.S. Treasury than what you pay annually in taxes, then you would not have the vote either. That would quickly put an end to the abuse of government as an agent of redistribution of wealth. Government should not be empowered to function in the precise same manner as a common highwayman. We have enough thieves in the world. We don’t need one backed by the military might of the Pentagon.

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      There is no Civilization without control of female sexuality. And since they won’t/can’t, they must be controlled by us. Early marriage is indicated for them for a plethora or reasons.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

        You know what you need? A nice holiday pie from McDonald’s. They will be available soon.

        You seem a little low on dopamine.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

          Hahahahaha!

        • megabeth November 11, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

          Heh, heh, heh. If not pie, then a decent tumble.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

        Jarek, I hope you aren’t proposing marriage to any of our lady commentors?

        • megabeth November 11, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          It’s not a marriage proposal, but it does kind of remind me of a Homo sapiens sapiens mating call. <3<3<3

      • elysianfield November 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

        “There is no Civilization without control of female sexuality…”

        Jarek,
        Please develop your thesis.

        • Woodchuck November 13, 2022 at 11:59 am #

          I’ve posted about this before. I’m an old guy and remember all the chaos swirling around the Beatles when they were at their peak. Mobs of completely out of control pubescent females screaming so loud that they drowned out the musicians on the stage.

          Much later, Stones guitarist Keith Richards wrote about this phenomenon in his autobiography, stating that this was something truly frightening and even potentially deadly for the performers. They (the Stones and the Beatles) needed police protection to keep the out of control female sexuality from literally eating these entertainers alive. Richards says there were a few fatalities in their female audiences, with one girl jumping off an auditorium balcony, killing herself and severely injuring someone below. Yes, deep inside, females are raging savages in need of redemption and not to be approached casually by the sort of sissies, pusses, and wusses on this forum. Let’s keep all this under control!!!!!!

          • elysianfield November 13, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

            Woodie,
            Understand the frenzy. But Jarek was describing the loss of civilization without control. While an interesting topic, I don’t think the Beatles frenzy can be scaled thus.

    • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      JohnAZ, their gleeful support for abortion as late as they can get away with it, preferably even when the infant is in the birth canal, makes it clear there’s something else going on.

      There seems to be an almost demonic (that word again) level of rage among a lot of unmarried women that you would only expect to see if they had been thwarted in every single thing they had tried to do in the course of their entire lives. There is no satisfying it, no placating it, no reasoning with it, and any attempt to address it in any way only serves to increase it. They recognize no authority of any kind, and go mad if anyone or anything tries to direct them in any way.

      I realize that there are women who genuinely want careers, but I’m speculating that these unsatisfiable women are those who would have had fulfilling lives running a household and raising their children, but have been sold a bill of goods. They were told what would make them happy, but it hasn’t – and, in many instances, it’s too late to start over.

      I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that there are probably at least a fair number of women who, if they hadn’t been shamed or made to feel ridiculous, would have made this choice of a traditional married life. I think some or most of them are disconnected from the source of this maniacal rage they display, and that they don’t dare poke around within their damaged psyches.

      • Suburban_elk November 12, 2022 at 8:14 am #

        That’s the long and short of it. They were neglected their whole lives, and they blame society and take it out on everything and everyone, including even their own wombs, or what’s left of them.

        They are right to blame society for neglecting them, but obviously it is wrong to want to harm children unborn, in retribution.

  24. messianicdruid November 11, 2022 at 10:56 am #

    Zoltar said, “…whoever happens to be officially in charge when the shit does definitively hit the fan will be blamed for it all.”

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

    To me, the sh!t is human’s flawed interpretations of reality [ idols ] and the fan is tv, radio and internet.

    Fighting without armour is risky.

  25. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Katie Hobb’s messing up an election so bad that in one county it was impossible to tell who won would have in a sane world been enough to disqualify her from any future elective office.

    There was no penalty for what could have been election fraud, which last time I looked was a felony.

    • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Beryl-

      Their methods of cheating are so toxic that it is nearly impossible to back them out of the vote count to determine something resembling a, “true,” vote count.

      Clearly a feature, not a bug.

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

        This is similar to the situ in Ohio in 2004, where I think the secstate had a financial interest in Diebold.

        Of course if you try to find a recap of what happened in Ohio in 2004 you get ex post facto “analyses” that impose a 2020 “conspiracy theory” filter on what happened 16 years prior.

  26. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    One thing I’d like to get straight- people who really should know better are claiming the lack of a “red wave’ is a reflection on Donald Trump and his leadership.

    They are claiming he lost big.

    First of all, Donald Trump was not running for anything so he couldn’t lose.

    Second, he is not the party leader.

    As far as his endorsements, they were successful more than they lost.

    The Republicans would be only too happy to see Republicans lose, to shake Trump loose.

    • Rowdypiglet November 11, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

      Beryl, I genuinely doubt that Trump’s endorsement or lack thereof had anything to do with this. A viable candidate (like DeSantis) really didn’t need his support and a weak one, like Oz, couldn’t benefit from it.

      They needed to be capable of winning on their own, and too many of them weren’t.

    • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

      The fault for the lack of a red wave lies with McCarthy and McConnell. Biden’s performance – or lack of it – should have been a gift to them. Yet they completely failed to enunciate any clear message of hope or alternative path for the American people. Many voters saw that neither party gives a damn about them and just stayed home.

  27. D from OR November 11, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    They want division between right and left to result in conflict and they bet on Trump to lead the charge instead the moment has passed. Old news, old guy. Show cancelled.

    Out there you can sense the general fatigue rather than seething anger. Increasingly everyone is cottoning onto the game. An awakening to the big and small lies and corruption in all institutions.

    If this winter we have increasingly obvious jab deaths, and a climate that seems to be running more cold than hot, then the conflict is not going to be a civilian unrest with a right/left flavor.

    In fact the Beaufort Gyre is on an extended clockwise cycle and if it turns counterclockwise this winter then UK/Europe will be the first to freeze.

    It’s almost like someone somewhere knows something.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      There’s a Beaufort Gyre?

      • niner November 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

        this is fairly recent.

        washington
        .edu/news/2021/02/24/record-high-arctic-freshwater-will-flow-through-canadian-waters-affecting-marine-environment-and-atlantic-ocean-currents/ ;

        i don’t take it too seriously because i remember the alarums raised about the north atlantic conveyor belt a decade ago.

        which did trickle off into a small flow during the years i was watching.

        i think what is happening in the sky with microwave manipulation of the sprayed coal tar ash (chemtrails), is the main control of the “climate change” catastrophes.

        and also the very long study (millions years) charts of CO2 percentage in atmosphere, would have to convince the evidence based people, that CO2’s got nuthin to do with it.

        and is entirely survivable and even beneficial.

        but there is something going on with the sun and excess UV-B and UV-C that is not well explained.

        and not that i am any kind of an expert–and i would welcome other theories.

    • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      I know something. But so too do you, everyone else reading this blog and millions of others out there in the void.

      Depletion, overshoot, degradation. It doesn’t matter whether *you* agree or disagree, it only matters what power has concluded.

      We can see their decision – shit, they keep telling us directly to your face.

      So, you can be smart, follow the script, laugh and profit, or be a perpetual complaining sour puss.

      The decision is purely optional, but you can always tell a person by the choices they’ve made.

      • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        The decision is to re-engineer a planet so as to be less hospitable for overpopulation:

        limited energy, fuel, food, freedom, discretionary income, health.

        They’re intent on making a world that discourages human abundance.

        • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          Exactly. And jim used to talk about this. But then he either ran out of ideas, lost focus, got bored or just decided to phone it in.

          The results are simple basic political opinion essays. No insight, no prognostication, no conclusions.

          Just low quality fodder for the cheap seats. Damn shame.

          • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            “No insight.” — mitch

            Jim talks about the make-believe economy frequently now. Money is energy and energy is money, so it’s really just the obverse side, worth emphasizing now because of the orders-of-magnitude trillions introduced from the ether.

            “No prognostication.” — mitch

            Jim prognosticates often. To do so every week is both shaky and redundant. He keeps his more mid-to-long range prognostications to his year-end wrap up, a comprehensive post that includes many elements of resource depletion and potential positive solutions.

            “No conclusions.” — mitch

            Not sure what you’re looking for here. Your own conclusions, as to solutions, are very hazy, not outlined with any clarity or detail at all.

      • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        Mitch: “So, you can be smart, follow the script, laugh and profit, or be a perpetual complaining sour puss”

        Power: “You will own nothing and you will be happy”

        Yeah, no thanks.

    • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

      Martin Armstrong has been pretty accurate with his predictions. He’s talking about a year of massive social and political unrest for 2023 and 2024. I fear he will be right again.

      • Disaffected November 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

        LOL! As opposed to 2020-2022?

      • niner November 13, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

        Armstrong does not give examples of predicted “unrest” and conflict, but if it includes that many cities and many counties find that their militia have broken into the warehouses where the voting machines and voting tabulators are kept and smashed all of them to smithereens–

        i will be satisfied.

        the failure of the vote starts with the machines and ends with mail in voting.

        no more.

        paper ballots, precinct voting, people counting in place.

  28. Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 11:19 am #

    Michael Savage, recent billionaire (that seed money really paid off), didn’t get famous or wealthy by being an imbecile.

    He has a preternatural ability to read through the BS.

    Like Lindsey Graham’s attempt to stoke Abortion rights fears by introducing a bill just before the election.

    Like Mitch McConnell’s rather blatant acts to sabotage and undermine Republican candidates who do not comport with the-one must oblige me the cliche – “RINO” establishment.

    Yes, this red trickle was about disavowing Trump, but not in the way the MSM and GOP establishment would prefer you to believe.

    It was about using this election to keep Trump out. To limit his influence.
    Like him or loathe him, this was about neutering a threat to the uniparty GOP career politicians.

    Now they want you to believe that it was about your desire to abandon Trump.

    We know this is weak chess.
    We need to hold them accountable for undermining conservative candidates
    We need to be Savage.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      I warned everybody that I could, what Mitch was doing with abortion. Still, they started in, gloating about all the women they would be keeping from killing their babies.

      I swear some people can’t read or they’d have known that the Roe decision allowed for restrictions on abortions and now for every state that wants to ban it there is going to be one that places no limits at all on it.

      You know who wrote a surprisingly (astonishingly, given the source) sensitive analysis of the affect the abortion issue had on the elections?

      The Market Ticker Guy. This isn’t the whole thing, just the gist of it:

      “The Republicans continue to refuse to face this fact and boy did they amp it up this time — with the entirely-expected results. No more than a tiny single-digit percentage of child-bearing age women will agree that there are no circumstances under which she might want to terminate a pregnancy short of her being dead if she doesn’t and will accept being convicted of murder and thrown in prison if any of those other circumstances — like being raped, for example, or if the fetus is discovered to be horribly defective and cannot possibly live a reasonable life by any rational definition, never mind bankrupting both her and her partner before dying horribly — arise.”

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=247388

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        Well remember, we need to get away from these people in any case. Having laws that are utterly alien to them is a good way to do that. With their immigrant army, they will make all of America blue sooner or later if we don’t separate from them.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 11, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

        Yes, what are all the people who thought the abortion issue would not effect the elections thinking? Still feel like it didn’t?

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:43 am #

      Ginsberg’s bitter ex-bitch whose real name is Weiner?

      Equating his wealth with intelligence is pretty funny. Some of the richest people are merely good scam artists who lack empathy so are willing to dupe people out of their $$.

      • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        Does not being an imbecile make one intelligent?
        Read carefully. Tread carefully.

        Some, but not all Mary.
        This is an important adage to always keep in mind Mary.
        Unless of course one prefers tripping down logical fallacy lane.

        And you avoid weighing in on his observation, most likely because he is correct.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          I don’t know if he his or not on this particular point. But I have listened to him before, and he is a dyed-in-the-wool propagandist. I’m sure sometimes a bit of truthiness escapes from him, but in general, I don’t tend to follow these types for commentary or news.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

          I also fervently believe that becoming a billionaire (or multi-millionaire) makes people insane.

          • SpeedyBB November 13, 2022 at 8:27 am #

            Your Majesty, when I read your “…becoming a billionaire…” comment I could not help but think of that poor sap who absent-mindedly purchased The Ticket that Exploded at the gas station.

            What would it be like to suddenly have two billion clams dumped upon you? In times of yore, one could simply vamoose to Argentina or Rhodesia and set up as a grandee. But these days the scavengers, grifters, amorous party-goers will track you down no matter where you settle.

            Equestiran Athina Onassis, only child and sole heir of the pathetic Christina Onassis: “I wish I could just get rid of all the money”. She likely means it. She likely realizes that no matter what, she’ll always be a hunted woman, even if she’s broke.

          • SpeedyBB November 13, 2022 at 8:28 am #

            Can’t edit, should proofread: “equestrian”.

  29. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:40 am #

    Nobody ran on the issues. The globalist takeover is proceeding, and you wouldn’t know it was happening from any of the campaigns.

    Kari Lake at least understands about the border. Why doesn’t Mark Kelly?

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Look at his face. He doesn’t have one. He’s simply a factotum.

  30. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:42 am #

    Early voting and mail-in ballots and electronic machines were all enacted for the sole purpose of cheating.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Some of us were fighting against Diebold machines for years, it did no good. Now with mail-in, yep, it’s exponentially worse.

      All by design.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        It’s like those scanners in airports. We all knew they didn’t perform any useful functions. We all knew the drawbacks. They were forced on us anyway.

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        You don’t vote. So it doesn’t concern you.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

          Sure it does. I would like voting to be legit.

          What a strange conclusion to come to.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            So you voted back when it was legit and would again if it were to become so?

          • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

            Of course.

          • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            Not strange at all.
            Jarek’s conclusion is perfectly logical.
            I was wondering the same thing.

            You don’t vote, so legit or not doesn’t concern you. Oh, if elections were “legit,” then you would vote. I see. The rest of the world just doesn’t care as much as you!! LOL

          • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

            Well, I can’t help it if you can’t comprehend what I’ve laid out quite cogently for the past week or so.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            When did you stop?

  31. U R IntheVillage November 11, 2022 at 11:47 am #

    I had a thought on the Trump attack on DeSantis.

    I know this is a stretch, but suppose Trump has actually concluded, perhaps with a lot of close advice, that in 2024 he would not be a viable candidate, both because of his accumulated baggage and his age. Maybe Melania just doesn’t need this shit anymore. So he goes on the attack against DeSantis, setting the stage for a monster cage-match for the Republican primary.

    Now when Trump goes on about the usual targets, the disaster of Democrat run cities, the corruption of the Bidens and the Clintons, the bad trade deals the US has agreed to, etc, the MSM simply ignores him.

    But imagine the cage matchup between Trump and DeSantis: Trump attacking DeSantis and DeSantis attacking Trump. The media would gobble it up and cover every second of it, as they will of course cover anything negative about Trump, and they will conclude they have to cover everything Trump attacks DeSantis with because they think it will damage DeSantis. They don’t want DeSantis to be a viable candidate, no matter what automaton they put up after “Joe Biden’s” batteries run out.

    The fight ensures that DeSantis gets his name in every headline for two years and has a chance to connect with Trumpers, regular Republicans, as well as independents.

    Trump loses the nomination or bows out, and endorses DeSantis. This might be the strategy for keeping a Democrat out of the white house.

    Trump is first and foremost a showman; I think he might enjoy being the “bad guy,” if you think of the professional wrestling analogy. And like most “bad guy” wrestlers, they eventually become good guys that everyone remembers fondly.

    I don’t know if DeSantis has the stones to disassemble the Deep State, or if that’s even possible. I offer this simply because I can’t see the advantage for Trump in starting a battle with DeSantis this early, before DeSantis has even indicated he’s interested in running for the Presidency.

    • Islander November 11, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      A lot of people called the DeSantis migrant shipment to Martha’s Vineyard a political stunt.

      I wonder whether it backfired, or whether it was successful?

      Any opinions out there?

      Because if both DeSantis and Trump have the appetite for political stuntmanship, it could be a great show and great publicity. But it would have to be handled very, very carefully so as not to get stale and irrelevant too soon.

      DeSantis might decide to stay in his kingdom in Florida and fight from there. Create a model there for running the whole country. Also, he might stay put in Flahdah until he has groomed his successor in Florida.

      My biggest problem with DeSantis is his support for apartheid Israel.

      • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        Wait ’til he starts campaigning.
        Handshakes and statements about eternal allies and standing with Israel, to be concluded with the obligatory trip to the wall

        Read his note tucked in between the stones: Help me.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

          Yes, Whites have become a slave race now. And as Nietzsche said, the slave is only noble when he rebels.

          Christ said of the Temple, not one stone shall be left upon another. So for a Christian to pay homage there is to even further deny their faith by denying His word.

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 11, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

            Revolution requires a goal. The more realistically accomplishable goal is and the more truly transformative, the better the revolution. And numbers help.

            What should the goal be.

      • WadeWaters November 11, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        Yes, he should do what’s best for Florida and stay there. The DC Deep State would eat him alive anyway like they did to Trump.

        • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

          I think you are right.

          Kinda like a mafia don, with a territory that he can control.

          A lot of issues that look relatively black and white in a state—even a big state like Florida—get muddied and complicated and mixed up with other shite in DC.

          DeSantis is already swinging a lot of weight from Florida. The Repugs are desperate for a ticker header in 2024.

          DeSantis should not sacrifice his strong and defensible position in Florida for the blandishments of the big Kahuna.

          He should instead use his strength there to build a coalition/bloc of governors who really lead their states and provide alternatives for US citizens. They don’t all have to be Repug, they can also be Dem. As long as their primary commitment is to the interests of the citizens of their state, inlcuding their CIVIL RIGHTS and BODILY INTEGRITY.

          • niner November 13, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

            I agree.

  32. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 11:49 am #

    I am happy that Elon Musk has added a little merriment to this very grim year, even if inadvertently.

    We’ll see if the link works:
    https://twitter.com/ParikPatelCFA/status/1590835337265549313?s=20&t=Fy5zybEBOZy3i-lNrGWFmg

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      Those are really funny.

  33. Quatermain November 11, 2022 at 11:52 am #

    The Arizona situation reminds me of a cat that has caught a mouse and is playing with it slowly and cruelly, showing it who is boss before delivering the coup de grace. Arizona is too important for the deep state to lose, particularly with lake’s vow to slam the border shut.

    Sorry Mr. Franklin, it appears that we couldn’t keep it….

  34. butter56 November 11, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    What no one wants to say is that the electorate is sliding toward a California style one party country. Demographic, cultural and generational change is fostering a slide to the left. With institutional control of the media and educations system the left is unbeatable in the long term. In addition , the increase percentage of 3rd world peoples enhances the power of the left because it is more in tune with their cultural traditions. Once the boomers are gone elections will be pointless if they aren’t already. The Long Emergency may be a blessing to many parts of the country , especially if we fracture geographically

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Yes, all red states will be turned blue by hook or by crook.

      We need to get away from these people. And not let them immigrate away from the mess they have made. They will rejoin us when we reconquer them.

      • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        I agree with this concept. Red states break away. Prohibit immigration from Blue State socialist shitholes. Wait for their inevitable economic collapse. Then invade and reconquer them. Execute the Wokesters. No mercy. No exceptions. Repopulate the wrecked former Blue States with Red State colonists. MAGA acheived. Go home and pop a top and celebrate.

        • niner November 13, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

          soon we should be able to measure the differential excess death rate between the states with high vaxx rate (blues) and low vaxx rate (reds)

          if the side-effect predictions are correct the high vaxx states are going to die sooner and faster.

  35. lizharmon November 11, 2022 at 11:58 am #

    I live in a state (Iowa) that does a reasonably good job with elections. We vote locally, in small precincts. We know the local election officials. Absentee ballots are counted first, not last. It’s all posted on the Secretary of State’s website as it comes in. Totally transparent. Easy to follow. Hard to cheat. And so people trust the system. The red team did good here. We have the best governor in the nation in Kim Reynolds. She pushed back on all the Covid bullshit from day one. We’ve never had the problems a lot of you have had. We have 2 Red senators and all of our congressional seats are red. We passed a constitutional amendment protecting the right to bear arms 65-35. The red team has a supermajority in the statehouse. There was a time not long ago when we were a purple state. Now we are the reddest of the red. Nobody’s moving in. The blue people with green hair and body piercings are moving out. I hope Kim outlaws pronouns next. That would seal the deal.

    • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

      If things keep going for Iowa as you describe, I would move to the Dubuque area in a heartbeat. Beautiful rolling countryside there, much like SW Wisconsin, plenty of available land (at good prices?), and there is no shortage of hams and pork processing.

      • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        The rolling so important. I was in semi-rural Ohio for a few days. The part I was in was as flat as a pancake. The Germanic people there were all huge. Strong no doubt, but incredibly fat given the American lifestyle. I saw only one semi-attractive woman in whole time I was there – a slutty teen who hadn’t gone to fat yet.

    • niner November 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      Beautiful post.

      Thank you for that, Liz.

      So good to know.

      Any ideas or advice on how to translate that victory, to a place like say, Washington State.

      The east side of which is ripe for turnover and secession.

      Sadly, the things of daily life, still work here. It is just our loss of freedom from centralist wardens and their gradual tightening of the screws on our chains, which I find intolerable.

      In the coming diesel shortage and food shortage, I see our only near term hope to get clear of DC.

      • niner November 11, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Although it is clear, the enemy has gamed this out to make themselves be public heroes and saviors who deliver bags and boxes of food off the back end of army trucks, as we see all over the 3rd world.

        Actually the food deliveries will be performed by their convenient local NGOs who will mind us ever after.

        • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

          They won’t be delivering food.

          Once they have destroyed the economies of the West, they will offer the majority of people a guaranteed basic income in the form of a programmable digital currency, which the recipients will only receive if they play by the rules.

          They will start with the migrants, who they are already pushing into digital IDs.

          Once the new migrant populations and the devastated existing populations have signed over their autonomy and freedom, they will go for the kill and get rid of the holdouts by forcing all kinds of nasty things.

    • Disaffected November 11, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Damn! Looks like I need to move back to where I came from in SW IA. NE IA does sound better, though.

    • WadeWaters November 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

      What about the universities? Have the pink haired (they, thems) infiltrated there?

    • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      Liz-

      Thanks for the Iowa info.

      I quite enjoyed my scouting trip to Davenport this past New Year.

      You are quite lucky to have Reynolds as your governor.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      Maybe I ought to check out Io-way. I have midwest roots and I think it’s a beautiful state.

      • WadeWaters November 11, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

        Iowa is much more than a state; it is a state of mind.

        • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 9:14 am #

          Is that still their motto?

    • Islander November 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      “There was a time not long ago when we were a purple state. Now we are the reddest of the red. ”

      This may be because Dems decided not to vote.

      I expect it is really because more people changed their vote.

      An analysis of vote totals over the years could probably throw light on the likely cause of the shift from blue to purple to red—whether it was because fewer people voted or because more people voted or because people changed their votes..

      By the way, I checked out the Boise ballot to see what MQ missed.

      httpXX://gis.adacounty.id.gov/apps/ElectionDay/ballots/2211-A.pdf

      It is quite interesting—much more so than our ballots here in Mass, which is controlled by the Dems. Out in Idahaha all kinds of people and parties are on the ballot!

      And here’s one that just 450 voters decided:
      httpXX://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/canyon-county/article268544387.html

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

        It’s almost disturbing how obsessed you are with my decision not to vote.

        Carry on.

        LOL.

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

        #ControlFreak

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

        Why are you referring to my state as “Idahaha”?

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

      Bravo to Iowans. I hadn’t thought about it, but you are right. It has been a steady but very quiet transformation of your state.

  36. megabeth November 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

    Great observations, Mr. Kunstler.

    I think Trump needs to pivot away from 2020 election chicanery and remind people why he’d won them over in 2016 and 2020, with genuine hope of positive leadership. Unlike Obama’s, much of Trump”s “hopium” metabolized into positive change for the electorate, not just the donor class.

    DeSantis is not an acceptable substitute for Trump, at the moment; he is just Trump’s best lieutenant, whipping Florida into shape. DeSantis would be a fool to believe any of the “Draft DeSantis” hype, which is mostly astroturfed by all the wrong people. I mean, come on! Look at DeSantis’ sweaty, trite, bellowed victory speech. The guy has all the charisma of a crusty old gym sock.

    • Islander November 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

      I don’t see anything wrong with his speech.

      What kinda “charisma” are you looking for?

      I don’t see any “charisma” deficit.

      Actually “charisma” means pretty much the same as “glamour.” Not really that useful for running a state, or a country, IMHO.

      AOC has glamour.

      Meh.

      • megabeth November 11, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

        To each her own, I guess. I’d vote for either of them, but DeSantis, as far as I have been able to tell, has won his accolades by brute force rather than the cunning form of X factor that Trump works like magic.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

          Are you forgetting how he screwed the Mouse (Disney) but good? And sending the refugees to Martha’s Vineyard was gold.

          He’s smart and ballsy. I don’t know if Trump would have had the balls to do that.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

      I will agree that DeSantis is not naturally charismatic and his speaking voice is not the greatest……but, damn….he sure gets RESULTS.

      I can overlook a lot if you simply get the job done. DeSantis kicks ass and takes names. I like that.

  37. 100th Avatar November 11, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    Quite a few pundits and personalities are seeing right through this election charade.

    How exactly does a slovenly stroke-damaged hoodie wearing neanderthal get elected to the Senate? Well, he ran against a Trump endorsed candidate who received no support from the GOP. Then there is of course the mail-in and early voting dumps.

    This midterm was about the GOP sacrificing wins to PREVENT a majority. A majority that would seek to unseat quite a few career RINOS at the top:
    McConnell
    Graham
    Romney

    The party leaders purposefully neglected to endorse or put money in campaigns that could usher in candidates who would upset their status quo.

    Is the mainstream media calling them out? Of course not.

    They’re running with, “this is a mandate against Trump”.

    Why did the SC rule on Roe?
    Why were RINO politicians pushing forward Abortion rights restricting bills and laws right BEFORE the election?

    Why were they committing political suicide?
    Because they were not running.
    Because a few Trump endorsed people were.

    And now the low-info GOP voter is parroting, “We need to move away from Trump”

    Which may not be a bad idea, but the elections are not proof of this.
    The elections are proof to HOW FAR the Deep State will go to protect itself.

    “Successful crime is dignified with the name of virtue; the good become the slaves of the wicked; might makes right; fear silences the power of the law” -Seneca

    • AmericanObserver November 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      I think the (D) are happy to lose the house.

      If either Biden or Harris do not finish their term, a new VP will be needed. Both times this happened in the past the speaker of the house became VP. Thus a (D) house would set Pelosi up to become the VP based on precedent.

      But with a GOP house, a new VP will of course not be the speaker from the opposite party. Anyone constitutionally eligible can be choosen. Thus if the goal of the (D) is to place an unelectable person as VP on track to take over, this is one legal way.

      • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        Jezuz Kist Pelosi is even older than Biden!

        • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          And just as horrendous looking, I might add!

          • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

            They’re both card-carrying members of the Tight Face Club.

  38. Opie November 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    DeSantis is my governor, and we need him to stay. Coordination between key governors is the only thing keeping us from harm in the coming darkness. The USA is over, it’s every state for themselves. Just the debt alone is enough to assure it’s demise, no less our moral and spiritual decay. Stick a fork in it, it’s done!

    • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      You should reserve judgment until his 2024 campaign is financed.
      He’ll owe many favors.

    • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

      If he is truly a straight shooter, he should stay in Florida and just work to get Trump re-elected.

      There is no better choice. Much of Trump’s presidency was fairly successful, and I suspect he would take a different approach to some of the issues he was soft on, and re-enter the WH with a new appreciation for what a den of vipers he is dealing with.

      He will never admit his failure during the Covid Hoax, but so long as he never tries to force the poison, it doesn’t matter. Others can keep that fight going.

      The most important thing at this juncture is to decouple from globalist institutions like WEF, OSF, WHO, etc., and stop the planned destruction of the country.

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

        It’s kind of amazing anyone thinks Trump is somehow against the WEF after Operation Warp Speed, and continuing to push the quacksines.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

      I’d be inclined to agree with you if I saw real evidence of GOP governors building STRONG state alliances against Washington…..but I don’t really see that yet.

  39. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

    Anyone else driving with the check engine light on?

    • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      I just put a post-it note sticker over the light. Out of sight, out of mind. If you can’t see it then it doesn’t exist and no problem, right?

    • AmericanObserver November 11, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Serious question, or a tongue-in-cheek metaphor for the country?

      • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        For real. I just learned of two others doing the same thing. It’s a trend.

        It’s a metaphor too I guess.

        I just thought of the Dylan kid’s One Headlight song.

    • WadeWaters November 11, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      We’re fucked, to put it bluntly.

      • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        Well put lol.

        Altho I would have said —

        “Gentlemen, we are f#kkd.”

        • WadeWaters November 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

          You are a scholar and a gentleman!

        • elysianfield November 12, 2022 at 10:49 am #

          Or…or;

          Gen###men, we are fucked….

  40. JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

    A question for the troops.

    Are flu shots local?

    IOW, are travelers at higher risk even if they have been given a flu shot? Does a shot in Arizona protect in Mexico? If the flu type varies from year to year, how about from area to area?

    How about Covid vaxxes? I know variations are everywhere? Does a shot in Arizona protect in Europe?

    IOW, are we kidding ourselves?

    • Disaffected November 11, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

      Yes. Some of us are indeed kidding ourselves. Vaxxes are a hoax. Flu and colds happen. For most people they’re no big deal. If you’re old and weak, they’ll get you one day. That’s just nature’s way. Get over it. You’re not going to live forever. Stay home and meditate on that this winter. By the way, traveling the world just because you can increases your risk, so don’t do it.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

        Agreed on your last, we are working that out now.

    • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

      Why would anyone get flu vaccines or shots once you know what the pharma companies and doctors are all about?

      Ridiculous.

  41. JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    IMHO

    People need to think about any virus, cold, Flu or Covid the same. Isolate, mask if you are sick, yes it blocks droplets from sneezes, stay away from people, do not touch, No1 stay home from work or school.

    So this year, the danger virus is flu! Covid a tad. Treat them all the same.

    BTW, if you are traveling, look at the answers to my prior post. I may be living proof.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      The sneeze germs go right through the mask. Who wants dirty droplets that came out of your nose on your face? Why do you think you sneeze in the first place? To get that stuff OUT.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        Incoming correct.

        Outgoing wrong.

        Try something get a friend to talk, cough, or sing in a darker environment back lit by the sun. Droplets go a long way and they are large carriers of virus. You are right on 2, masks need to be changed regularly. The droplets form a colloid with surface tension, the germs stay in the droplets.

        Only if you are sick.

        • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

          There are possibly a trillion of these wretched masks in landfill, blowing about in streets and tying up wildlife in our oceans, where they will take hundreds of years to degrade into nanoparticles that enter our food system. And that’s before you look at the substances that have been found in them.

          Also, as I’ve mentioned before, Mike Yeadon has recently checked the metadata from multiple countries, including the Cochrane Collaboration literature, and it all says that flu jabs don’t lower the rates of flu deaths in the elderly. Yeadon had taken it for granted for decades that they worked (his research area wasn’t vaccine development) – he said that when he found out how ineffective they were, he literally had to hold on to things, he was so disoriented at finding flu jabs were just an enormous pharma scam.

          Not to mention that if they can’t get people to keep on taking covid jabs, they will simply switch to putting unwelcome ingredients into flu jabs instead. There was a covid-sceptic doctor kicked off the (pharma-subsidised) doctors’ blog my husband uses for saying that the 2020 flu jab wasn’t kosher and that it was setting people up for covid.

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

        Yes, always take off your mask before sneezing. Always use your high beams even if you don’t need them. In any situation, ask, What would mitch do?

        • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

          No!

          Keep it on until you are in a “safe” zone, then change it. So you have sneezed into your mask, it is your own virus there.

          I am not talking about just Covid either. All colds, viruses could be reduced.

          • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

            In a closed crowded environment, it grosses me out to thing of all the snot particles floating around.

            Majestic Princess just got Into Sydney with 800 Covid cases. Remember the goal of cruise lines are to put no one on board who has Covid ( or maybe flu). It is not working. People are getting on with early Covid flu and passing it around. Result of saturation? Everyone also has been vaxxed and boostered. Working well.

            Notice you never hear about the impossibility of controlling viruses.

          • Disaffected November 11, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            You’re medical background has made you into a sniveling hypochondriac.

          • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            Dis you are wrong about that.

            Wanting to control the spread of viruses is a good thing, avoidance instead of cure.

            You sound like you enjoy getting a cold or the flu once in awhile.

            Hypochondriac, my ass!

          • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

            We used to use handkerchiefs/tissues for sneezing, John, in ye olde days.

          • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            GA

            Are you telling me that every single person you see coughing of sneezing is into their elbow? Yeah right. Joe Everyman does not have that much sense.

          • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            Or Kleenexes.

          • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

            @ Disaffected:

            Too much sniveling for me, that’s for sure!

            I understand that some people are germophobes. But if they can’t get a grip, they should not expect the rest of us to humor them.

          • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

            What about high beams?

          • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 9:12 am #

            Colds and flu are a part of life. It doesn’t matter whether I or anyone else enjoys them. The medical community’s conceit is that these things can be managed and/or prevented with high efficiency. In fact, they can only be ameliorated, and for the most part, not very well at that.

  42. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

    “It’s just possible that Covid-19 was introduced in 2020 to make sure that Election Day in-person voting would look hazardous, with mail-ins becoming the dominant method. It sure helped get rid of Donald Trump.”

    Yep.

  43. Joe Gram November 11, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    Being retired, I have the luxury of reading an awful lot of commentary about a lot of different issues. One of the issues that is almost never discussed is how this country actually works at the most basic level. It is as simple as this: the One-Percent control this country and the Ninety-Nine Percent pay them. The wealth of the One-Percent is immense and they own the legislators and government officials who do their bidding. It is not a matter of being Republican or being Democratic. Both parties have the same owner, the super wealthy rentier-oligarchs who comprise the One-Percent. Their wealth comes from us and is based on little more than privileges given to them by government. Perhaps you think I’m nuts.
    Imagine this. You go to college or vocational training and end up having no debt. You have health insurance at nominal cost. You get married and start a family, and in time, buy a home without paying anyone interest. All the money you and your family earn is yours and is spent on you and your family, not transferred to others. These ideas seem so strange that you have a hard time even wrapping your mind around them. I am talking about overturning things have we have been doing for over a hundred years. I am talking about the government working for the Ninety-Nine Percent, not the One-Percent.
    Of course, this is a dream, or a nightmare if you are in the One-Percent, and there zero chance it could happen. Why, because the One-Percent owns government, and government makes all the laws. The owners laugh while we distract ourselves with various issues and vote accordingly, while we get poorer and poorer and they get richer and richer taking our money. Sure, issues are important, but in the big picture they are on the periphery. Their significance would fade, if the country was run for the Ninety-Nine Percent and not the One-Percent.
    Most of the wars would not have taken place. The One-Percent preserved their wealth and global control, while the Ninety-Nine Percent were handed flags folded three-corner.
    So, if you are buying any of this, who represents the Ninety-Nine Percent? Is it Trump or DeSantis?

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

      The Mob!

      • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        The Capitalist Elite! Your heroes.

        • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          You consider the Mob capitalists? Not hardly!

          • Jarek November 13, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Yeah, the Italians are in charge. How much were you paid to insinuate that?

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      Putin? Xi?

    • mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

      Exactly correct, except for one small omission: it’s always been this way, in fact ever since the first troops of proto-humans wandered the savanna.

      The only exception – not in form but in fashion – was this bizarre short 150 year period of surplus. With a staggering exponential increase in population, new more effective means of control needed to be developed.

      The result was perhaps the greatest breakthrough in human management systems ever yet devised: democracy. And the result? Untold millions of programmed cultists insisting that indeed, “yes they can”.

      Don’t bother to show facts, argue reason or appeal to logic. Their dogged insistence on agency, free will and the right to self determination is so deeply embedded that only death will erase this segment of the population.

      And the end result? The ancient, time tested feudal structure that ranks and orders populations by slave, serf, tradesman, professional, clergy, military or nobility.

      The truth is staring everyone in the face – it objectively exists as the true basis and organization of nature. Accept and profit, or deny, fight and lose

      Your choice.

      • Joe Gram November 11, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

        So, I read this as the strong will always dominate the weak. It’s always been that way. Just accept your place in the natural order, be it slave or serf, or whatever. Fighting it is futile, so just accept your fate. Give up all hope of changing the order. Somebody had to say it, huh?

        • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          It’s not for nothing that Sam Colt called his Model P Six Shooter “The Great Equalizer.”

        • Anthea November 12, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

          The PTB are neither the strong nor the fit. If they were, they wouldn’t have a problem with a level playing field. They will never compete with “the little guy” without having first secured every advantage for themselves: government subsidies, the ability to borrow free money, tax breaks, and usually the ability to break the law with impunity.

          That’s one reason why these state systems collapse at the end of their limited lifespans. Wealth and power begats enervation, hubris, and the loss of any sense that there is a need to do better than the next guy–and any concept of what this entails. It’s another version of the rags-to-rags in three generations. The wealth earned by the first generation through struggle gets pissed away by subsequent generations through ease.

          They know how to do nothing, exept run rackets and scams. The fact that almost our entire economy is a complex of rackets, scams, and lawlessness is an indication that collapse is in progress.

          Nock once said he intended to write an essay on, “How to Recognize the Dark Ages when You Are in Them.” His view was that you were in the Dark Ages if much of your energies were occupied with evading and avoiding the loss of blood and treasure due to the prevalence lawlessness. When lawlessness becomes that prevalent, civilization has collapsed–even if the Colosseum is still there.

          • SpeedyBB November 13, 2022 at 9:37 am #

            A Chinese proverb refers to the phenomenon as “the three-generation curse”.

            Granddad works like a maniac to amass wealth, Dad follows filial tradition and husbands it.

            Grandson, never having had to worry about it, pisses it away.

  44. mitchellc November 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

    I don’t know why I bother, but I’ll try once more.

    Depletion. Overshoot. Degradation. What’s it mean? It means inflation, crazy, barely contained inflation.

    Why? Because money must be printed unmatched by associated production. Depletion.

    Why? Because money must be printed to satisfy social demands and expectations of support. Overshoot.

    Why? Because money must be printed to offer incentives to obscure population control and resource limitation measures. Degradation.

    Why? Because the US has already printed $28 trillion (so far) to “purchase” resources, satisfy the welfare state and invest in future programs.

    USA enemies hold a significant amount of this debt; china, ksa and retired boomers. Destroy its value by doubling the debt – no one cares because it’s never going to be repaid anyway.

    So, once again, walk away. Invest in land, housing in safe secure zones, whether Florida or white enclaves in California or other blue states.

    The shit is going down, has been going down, was foretold to go down by hubbert, Club or Rome and others. Listen to them and stop being idiots.

    You can make a lot of bank from what’s happening, all the while enjoying the show.

    • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      I saw a clip of Italians watching and laughing as a Black African boat person drowned. Some Southern Europeans have the requisite hardness, but very few Northern ones do.

      Such hardness is the human norm. That’s why those people exist in the first place.

      Another clip of African boat people who were floundering in open seas. They made for a ship but it was Arab. The Arabs watched them drown.

      Actually if one had the requisite hardness, very little brutality would be needed. The boat people would know and wouldn’t come. And if some aliens washed ashore, they could be treated kindly and repatriated asap.

      The eternal question for normal people is how to deal with the enemy within. The psychopaths. The Capitalist/Communists.

      • malthuss November 11, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

        and then what? watch humans drown and laff.

        watch the earth die and laff?

        I have stated before, if whites dont fight for borders and end immigration, they get what they deserve.

        • malthuss November 11, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

          and the italians long ago would cheers as a gladiator killed another roman gladiator and would watch christians being eaten.

          • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

            Gladiators were slaves. Mostly captured combatants.

            Too many christians and not enough lions.
            The Romans did their best to protect the occident from the abrahamic mind virus. Alas, not enough lions

        • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

          Already are, five trillion dollars of welfare going to these folks that are not just disappearing. It is called inflation, more money increase with no production increase.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      Promise it’s the last one?

      • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

        Oh no, he’s already reneged, below.

    • U R IntheVillage November 11, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      You can “buy” property but you will never “own” it, not in a country that increasingly applies laws selectively. Even without things breaking down further, your “ownership” can be eliminated through condemnation, seizures (don’t forget those 78,000 new IRS agents), or squatters.

      The “bank” you imagine making is as illusory as the “bank” holding everyone’s retirement assets.

      Unless everyone agrees to play “nice,” the Law of the Jungle prevails. There is no longer an agreement o play “nice.”

      • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        Mitch thinks when the WEF said ‘you will own nothing’, they meant everyone but him. Because they think he’s plucky and perceptive, or something.

      • Anthea November 11, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

        Mitchellc’s suggestion to buy property is, I think, not very good advice at present. If that’s what he’s actually doing, he’s probably about to lose his ass. He is, of course, talking about rentals and investment property. Farmland might be a good investment, though.

    • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      “You can make a lot of bank from what’s happening, all the while enjoying the show.”

      If we get a front seat, can we watch orphans starving?

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        I always laugh when I see those commercials of alleged starving children in 3rd world countries, where they ask me to donate and for a mere 15 cents a day I can supply them with healthy meals.

        There is another funny commercial asking for donations that go to old Israeli Jews. ifcj.org I think is the place and their commercials certainly take the cake. Anyon else seen this one?

        I wonder what the helpless starving children and widows think as they are being filed by a robust and wealthy film crew?

        • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

          I was thinking of orphans much nearer home, but whatever.

          • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

            cowebell81 displaying a moment of complete disconnect

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

        Or people eating their pets? Or crime rates skyrocketing?

        Sheesh. I suppose that is a show to some people.

        Jarek says as much about enjoying watching people drown, above.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

          I’m not that hard by any means, alas. And it by no means an unlimited good. People that hard are often unable to be soft and gentle. Finding the balance is the key.

          Advanced (as opposed to barbarian) warrior cultures encourage warriors other sides to themselves – art, poetry, the art of love, the love of God, etc.

        • malthuss November 12, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          I saw a clip online of some blacks laughing as the saw someone drown in a lake.

    • Woodchuck November 11, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

      “You can make a lot of bank from what’s happening, all the while enjoying the show.”

      This is the sort of statement I’d expect to hear from a psychopath.

      • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

        Mitch got bonus points on Dr Hare’s Psychpathy Test

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        Woodchuck

        Reality is a bitch my friend. Distribution of resources is going to be a real problem in the future. Think, if we just send them more, the underdeveloped folks, they will breed and need more.

        The wealthy of the world will never give up their share of the pie.

        Hard decision making is going on, now.

    • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

      “You can make a lot of bank from what’s happening,” — mitch

      You think your fiat money (aka debt) is long for this world? And who wants to fiddle with touch-and-go gardening at your age just to grow a few potatoes or carrots?

      You’ll be contracting out for indentured servants if you have the resources. But then the gated community has been breached, n’est pas? So what if they’re White. It quickly becomes a class war when TSHTF. Can you rely on your also-for-hire muscle? Have you developed enough communal spirit in that gated Blue State that they’ll have your back when the marauders gather?

      And why would you “enjoy […] the show” unless you’re a sadistic fuck?

      So many questions you leave unanswered. At least you seem to have given up on avoiding an all-out nuclear exchange by moving to the Southern regions of Russia.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        After the SHTF, all those Latino landscapers and Aggie workers will be taking the land for themselves. Which is exactly what the Dem Left wants!

      • Suburban_elk November 12, 2022 at 8:34 am #

        — So you like your head of security?

        — Yes of course; why?

        — Good; because when TSHTF, he’s going to kill you and then fuck your daughter and wife

        ^^this conversation actually happened

        • Soul Forensics November 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

          elk,

          Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge fucked wives and daughters in front of the husbands/fathers, then killed the men in front of their violated women and children before killing them too. Babies’ brains bashed against trees was a specialty.

          But mitch has a house somewhere off grid where no surveillance system, apparently, can identify it.

    • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

      Mitch, you’re like Zues, looking down on us mere mortals from Mt. Olympus, 10,000 feet up.

  45. K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

    Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first stage it is ridiculed, in the second stage it is opposed, in the third stage it is regarded as self-evident.

    This statement is attributed to Arthur Schopenhauer, but it is a truth Markus Aurelius would have known well. Marcus knew how disagreeable people could be.

    “Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness”
    ? Marcus Aurelius

    Courage is one of the four virtues. Courage is holding on to what you know to be true when the crowd around you says you are as daft as a duck.

    Like what I wrote about for my Friday article today, which you can see by clicking my name.

    * This is not about being in denial, another Stoic attitude is not to get yourself upset over the midterm elections. They are over.

    You voted and you have no control over the count now other than to look for malfeasance. I can’t do that so I have no worries.

    The archer worries about his arrow when he shoots, but when the arrow flies and leaves his bow, the archer does not worry about the arrow.

    The archer does not worry because he no longer has any control of the arrow.

    JHK mentions Trump at the end, Trump is not Stoic like Putin is, that’s for sure.

    • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

      I like the jukebox function that you have on your website. A lot of fun tunes to listen to on there. Thanks!

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      As a web designer, I can really appreciate all the code you developed to do cool stuff.

    • Soul Forensics November 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

      It’s actually four stages. The first is that the truth is ignored, or to update the adage for the times, that it is unknown.

      That’s because censorship is increasing. Hard to awake when the utopian dream seems not only benevolent, but reasonable, even exhilarating.

      To ridicule (stage two) means that people have to actually know what’s happening. We’re still firmly stuck in stage one.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

        Truth is ignored!

        You have to control the media to do that,

        That is past tense.

      • K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

        When Arthur Schopenhauer lived and certainly when Marcus Aurelius lived, there was no shadow-banning. In their time ridiculed and ignored could be the same thing.

        After 911 a troll army was spawned to control the narrative. Marcus A. did not have troll armies to deal with. The trolls Marcus fought came from real dark forests.

        In Arthur Schopenhauer’s time a man could own his own printing press and pamphlets could be passed by hand. Less censorship then than now.

        A person can have his own website, I do and perhaps this one counts, though the straitjacket of WordPress formats the show here despite the customization. Blogspots are owned by the alphabet company. A lot of paint by number activity Wix, and other website builders on someone else’s platform. People can’t even see the freedom they don’t have.

        And regardless of being in servitude to someone else’s software and platform, search engines are run by Big Brother, so I agree.

        The three stage rule needs to reflect the electronic suppression of modern times. It needs to be restated.

        Cuz censorship is not what it used to be.

        • messianicdruid November 13, 2022 at 8:30 am #

          “…a man could own his own printing press and pamphlets could be passed by hand. Less censorship then than now.”

          Still can. Go local.

    • Hereward the Woke November 11, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      “Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness” They had DMV centers in those days?

    • spaingaroo November 11, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

      K-Dog, have you listened to Randall Carlson and the like? The earth was far warmer than four degrees more than this many times, and they were times of great abundance for the life forms on the planet.
      Only aliens want a cooler world.
      (comment for your website, not in reply to this comment)

      We are the carbon they want to reduce!

      • K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

        You should put the comment on my website. All you need is a pic for an avatar and a valid email to do the prove I am real dance.

  46. thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

    18-29 year olds voted 70% Dem.

    Ted Cruz might have one of the best takes on the election.

    rumble.com/v1tmszc-ted-cruz-on-midterms.html

    Since when did that guy start making sense?

    • CrusherMuldoon November 11, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      Cue Winston Churchill’s comment about the heart vs. the head.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      I did notice a lot of young people in line at my polling place.

      If any of them had gone to any conservative sites, probably all they would see is a lot of commenting on how stupid they are.

    • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Reminds me of when Hitler famously said that he had the youth, so what did he need the rest of ’em for?

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        For all the horrible things he did, and all the flack he gets, in many ways Hitler really was a true genius and brilliant tactician. There is no denying this.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

          I wouldn’t argue with that possibility.

        • spaingaroo November 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

          what’s that they say, “when you’re getting a lot of flack, you are over the target”

        • chimayred November 11, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

          Maybe as a speaker and politician but he prosecuted a war so ineptly that it’s hard to see him as anything but a buffoon as a leader. The real talent like Rommel knew he was a blithering idiot who made many catastrophic tactical Mistakes. The German army was grossly overrated, their matériel was flimsy, they were running out of oil, they were over extended in multiple (three) fronts; by comparison Churchill (who made a lot of tactical mistakes as well ate him for breakfast.

          • Wizard of the Saddle November 11, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

            Sorry. I don’t totally buy that. The Wehrmacht inflicted WAY more casualties on the Soviets right up to the very end of the war. Qualitatively, the Germans were better warfighters than any of the Allied countries they fought. Hitler just flung them at too many countries all at once. Had he opted not to invade the USSR I dare say most of Europe would be speaking German from the Atlantic to the Russian border today.

          • workingclasshero November 12, 2022 at 12:34 am #

            A.H. had an excellent strategic mind for the war he knew he had to fight to appease or defeat his secondary enemies and destroy his primary nemesis, the Soviet Union. He knew he had to roll the dice in 1939 and that if certain conditions didn’t materialize then he could lose it all. He was far from inept, and people call him crazy to gain points with the post war victors who will ruin a scholar for any heresy no matter how truthful.

          • Night Owl November 12, 2022 at 4:26 am #

            I agree, Wiz. I used to edit a couple of history magazines back when I lived in the US, and got to read about this stuff all day every day.

            There is nothing that would have stopped the Germans had they not went into the Soviet Union when they did. Overreach on too many fronts, and the Russian winter turned the tide.

          • elysianfield November 12, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            “The German army was grossly overrated, their matériel was flimsy,..”

            ,,,Hunh…I did not know that….

          • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            Now you all are underestimating the Allies. Hitler had a war on two fronts, three if you want to include Africa and Southern Europe as part of that. If he had just focused on the West, Stalin would have attacked with massive force from the East.

            Germany’s only hope was to develop super weapons. In retrospect, they apparently weren’t that close to developing the atomic bomb. So they were destined to lose and along with them, Western Civilization – at least in the West.

  47. CrusherMuldoon November 11, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

    I wonder how many mail-in votes Uncle Fester got before the debate with Dr, Oz?

  48. Mike G November 11, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

    Well it is apparent to me that there is no political saving of the Republic, the federal government is corrupt to the core. The dollar collapse is coming.. The petrodollar is dying by a thousand cuts. Can the Empire survive with its cash cow dead?

    My Final hope is that God’s wrath will destroy Sodom and Gomorrah once again, I know it is an unrealistic hope, but I’m trying to have faith.

    • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      Count your blessings and try to enjoy the decline. It is all that we can do!

    • spaingaroo November 11, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      My special friend and myself talk of the same hope often lately.
      Surely there is a justice orientated god back there somewhere.

      • spaingaroo November 11, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

        …friend and I… would have been more correct. Sorry for the broken english.

    • messianicdruid November 12, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

      “I know it is an unrealistic hope, but I’m trying to have faith.”

      Pay attention.

      You are a witness to the fall of Mystery Babylon, REJOICE!

  49. Roundball Shaman November 11, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

    “What’s up with dragging out the vote count in Arizona and Nevada…”

    Them-there pack mules have yet to make it over those them-there hills to deliver the ballots scratched on to them-there fallen tree leaves. Not to mention the hostile Native Americans who keep cutting them-there talking-wires to keep election information from flowing from them-there hills. They are sending Wyatt Earp’s great-great-great-grandson out with a posse to escort them-there pack mules to the safety of the General Stores in Prescott and Pahrump where all the ballot-leaves will be tallied by those few folks over there who learned how to read and write.

    Also, there’s a contentious ballot measure to be decided whether Nevada and Arizona are going to become States and join the Union. It looked like they were going to until they found out that a compromised Elder is napping in the White House and that the far-off land of some place called ‘Penny-valia’ just elected a dead dude to Congress. That’s led to a big flip in the votes for those States away from the Union in favor of joining the Louisiana Purchase.

    “Speaking of Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Trump, the ex-President has been verbally laying into the Florida governor so viciously lately that he might have made a fatal error in his quest for electoral redemption.”

    Let’s map this out:

    One: Trump always believes he’s the Smartest Guy In The Room (actually, The Whole Universe).

    Two: Trump believes the 2020 Election was stolen from him (actually, it was).

    Three: Absolutely NOTHING has been done to solve the voting problems and irregularities that exist in The Indispensable Nation. (Nor will it be).

    Four: Trump want to run again in 2024. With nothing having been fixed and a very popular Rising Star that just blew passed him in strength and electability.

    Five: The Swamp remains firmly in place and is even stronger and more devious than it was in 2020. And who hates Trump even more.

    Now, does this look like The Smartest Guy In The World to you?… ‘Hey, it was stolen from me last time and not a damn thing has been fixed and Dark State still hates me but SOMEHOW I’m going to win this time!’

    Sometimes (many times)… when we want to find the cause of our biggest problems all we have to do is look in the MIRROR.

    But only after we keep watching out the window for them-there mules to deliver them-there ballots.

    • tucsonspur November 11, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

      Fetterman would beat Trump in 2024 if he ran. It’s the wokeness, the demented electorate, the Trump baggage, Fetterman ‘be down with the people’ thing. What we’ve come to.

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

        That is their new MO, the Dems like to put braindead, barely living people into office. That way Schawbenklaus can have complete control behind the smokescreen.

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

        Sympathy vote?

        • Roundball Shaman November 11, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

          JohnAZ: “Sympathy vote?”

          Sympathy implies a certain feeling of compassion for someone. While no doubt there were those who felt compassion for what this man has gone through physically I think there is a broader answer. That answer is: Millions of people today are simply damaged goods. This is what society has done to them… and this is what they have done to themselves. So in the case of the election, people simply voted for Their Own Kind. Vote for one they see as the Damaged One. ‘Like going to Like’. If there is one clear thing about Leftists is that they seriously lack true compassion. These people simply voted for one of their own (even if they themselves don’t see themselves as ‘damaged’).

  50. Beryl of Oyl November 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

    Here’s something I’ve come across, another take on the Ukraine situation.

    I don’t follow that whole thing too closely so I can’t say whether it has any validity or not.

    “Yes, it now seems more evident that Biden, Obama, Hillary, and whoever wound them up (read on) is running this horror show. Save that for later. The Russians pulling back across the Dnieper River (which subdivides Ukraine) and letting what’s left of Zelenzky’s Nazis take it is about partitioning Ukraine. We should have known this was in the offing the instant Putin’s ally, Chechyan warlord Ramzan Kadyrov swore this would never happen. His message was to the faithful, though some did not hear it—factor in Sullivan’s visit and talks with Putin’s advisors. Take note of how Zelensky is backing up on the assertion he would not talk to anyone but Putin’s successor. Then, Europe needs the grain from Ukraine (this is key).”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-11-11/russia-poland-cargill-split-ukraine-americans-wait-reach-around

    • K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

      Good catch.

      “Cargill is a family-owned private company. Founded by W.W. Cargill at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, the company has 14 billionaire owners.”

      That makes George Soros look like small change.

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        “Cargill: Feeding the World”

        That used to be their slogan. What they omit is that they feed the world by simultaneously destroying it. Farmers used to be able to plan ahead to next year’s crop by saving seeds and pinning then up in the barn rafters. Now with all the genetic bioengineering this is impossible, since each successive seed is made infertile and unable to be used.

        Modern farmers are thereby enslaved to big-ag companies like Cargill, coming back year after year to ensure they have the latest seeds needed to plant their crops.

        • K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

          Ukraine is high stakes.

          When Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin signed a law (passed by the country’s legislature) in 2016 banning the importation and cultivation of genetically modified plants, seeds and livestock, he made an easy decision, politically. But in the long run, it could prove risky.

          Ya- Think !!!!!

          A year after the Maidan coup-coup-catchchew. Putin banned GMO, now six years later, here we are.

          All that farmland Monsanto wants to sterilize, the best in the world.

          A specter of privatization looms big over the golden plains of Ukraine.

          • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

            Well Dog, they already tried Collective Farms in Ukraine — it ended up in disaster. Corporate farms aren’t much better but at least they don’t end up in mass murder, so far. What a choice … Cargill corporate security agents, or NKVD cadres.

          • BackRowHeckler November 12, 2022 at 8:01 am #

            To put it more succinctly, on the Ukraine Steppe;

            1931: NKVD Extermination Squads

            2031: Cargill Corporate Security Extermination Squads

            How do you like it now, Gentlemen?

          • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Was “our” Cargill from all that?

    • BackRowHeckler November 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

      President Biden announced today another $400 million in weaponry for Ukraine. $400 million, that’s all?

      The total ‘Package’, so far, is coming up on $75 billion.

      • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        The war is winding down. Now that the midterms are over the objective has been met. Maybe Biden will send them a delivery of Christmas hams and fizzy water to get the Ukies through to the New Year and celebrate in style.

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

      Beryl. Try this

      You tube Glen Beck chalkboard Ukraine search

      Three years old

      You will be amazed at what these assholes have been up to, starting with Obummer with Biden, capo in the lead.

      Remember he always says the family comes first.

  51. hustled enough November 11, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

    Dear JHK Admin,
    The tone of your Friday missive is a bit different from your Monday one. A bit more subdued. Still too early to call the Senate, but the House looks like it will be in the hands of The Party of Clown Car Chaos. And the one thing we might agree on is that more American folks than you expected agreed with those who claimed that American democracy was on the line and that an overactivist Supreme Court helped to create a backlash in dismantling Roe–after all, if you repudiate the reasoning in Roe, States should be able to overturn Griswold, Obergefell, and maybe even bring Comstock back!

    I have disagreed with much of what you have said about vaccines, stolen elections, and especially about Russia in Ukraine. Today is a good day strategically for Ukraine–the Russians have left Kherson without the need for a brutal tactical battle (the turning manoeuvre of Ulm comes to my mind here) and even though Putin is under more pressure as the body count rises, on the negative side of the ledger, the fundamental balance of the war is not going to be shifted by the Russians’ withdrawal. Putin is not yet deterred. The Ukrainians are not going to let up, and I expect that the Winter War will be as equally brutal as the last nine months. This war will continue to bleed Ukraine and Russia white; 100,000 casualties so far on both sides sounds about right for something as ferocious as this. On the positive side of ledger, I expect that China has revised its judgement concerning whether to invade Taiwan or not, and concluded that the West is not the pushover it thought it was … though there is visible decline there is also the possibility of reinvention.

    Because that is what the West does. Even though I agree with you on your fundamental insight into the unsustainable nature of Western (and global) capitalist civilization, the West has shown the historical ability to change and adapt. Will that ability to change be enough given the problems that we face? I don’t know, but I do know that the possibility exists for us to avoid the possible fate you ably describe. I take heart from knowing that if you and I can be wrong about so many things, than you and I can be wrong about this. It is possible, I think, that humans, may as part of their reinvention, decide that a “world made by hand” could be something to be embraced not out of the necessity of collapse, but as a freely chosen breakthrough path to re-engage with a world made soul-less through history, economic choice, and culture by our decisions. And that word “free”? There have been three freedoms (Graeber & Wengrow) that we as humans have traditionally had throughout most of human history: the freedom to ignore/resist people who try to tell us what to do; the freedom to move where we want when we want; and the freedom to invent new ways/institutions for engaging with each other economically, socially, culturally, and politically. These freedoms are under attack for sure, but I believe that we have those freedoms hardwired into our DNA. I call that an article of my faith, for sure. And that last freedom is the key to our survival.

    The maxim that holds for the unfolding of collapse also holds for breakthroughs; gradually, gradually, then all at once. I am unsure which of those options is going to win; perhaps some rough combination of them may also present itself… but for me, today is a good day.
    HE

    • cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      The American Dream is dead; Long live America….

      • malthuss November 11, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

        dreams never ‘die’…the dream is just a dream, nada more now for most.

      • hustled enough November 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

        Hi cowbell81,
        What would have kept it alive? The 1980s saw the dismantling of the things that could help keep the Dream alive–unions and decent wages, a secure safety net, affordable education. When we give rich people tax cuts, free rein to the corporations they own, and SFA to anyone else (wages have not moved much since the 1980s) how was that supposed to work? The way it was intended–the rich got richer and the rest of us stayed in suspended animation… I think George Carlin got it right. “They call it a dream because …”

    • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      Are you dating a trannie yet? If not, you’re really not fully experiencing the Woke agenda you’ve embraced.

      • hustled enough November 12, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        Hi MaryQueen,
        What an odd non-sequitur!

  52. thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

    Whitney Webb killed it on her recent interview with Glenn Beck:

    youtu.be/w-d3jFIGxdQ

    Humanity is in big trouble!

    • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

      Fortunately, we have lost most of it.

    • Night Owl November 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

      There are two people I never thought I would see in a room.

      Glad to see WW getting some major press, even if it is Glenn Beck.

      • thirdcoastlegend November 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

        Whitney Webb and Glenn Beck may be an even odder pairing than Naomi Wolf and Steve Bannon, yet there they are, and I’d argue they have an even better on-air rapport than Naomi and Steve.

        • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

          Shows how redundant the left-right paradigm is, basically.

        • Night Owl November 12, 2022 at 3:30 am #

          Yeah, but Bannon has a fierce independent streak. Beck was a company jellyfish over at Faux for quite a long time.

          I’ll admit I like some of what he’s done RE: WEF and co., but it is hard to get over how he used to be.

          Bannon is another one that Trump sidelined by listening to the wrong people, it would appear.

      • GreenAlba November 11, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

        I’ve never really seen GB before – he’s one of those people snootily dismissed by the media on this side of the pond as a far-right crazy, although I haven’t heard his name mentioned for many years.

        He’s incredibly mellow, like someone’s benevolent grandpa, and just lets her do most of the talking. He just wants to know, like everyone else. Very impressive interview – I’m just 40 minutes in. She’s amazing of course – she has an unbelievable memory for everything she’s read, like Peter McCullough.

        • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

          GA

          Check out the GB you tube I told Beryl about above to get a real look at Ukraine.

          Ha, he does look like a grampa, un abuelo.

          • GreenAlba November 12, 2022 at 10:16 am #

            Thanks, John. Listening to it now.

        • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

          GB used to be very hyper and manic. He’s very different now.

        • Jarek November 11, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

          He used to do superb segments where he would stand up at a board and teach about Conspiracy. He has a whole professorial sub-personality. In contrat, the one or two times Trump held up a graph he seemed very uncomfortable.

          Beck also acts weird, ridiculous, manic and sometimes looks like a drunk. He is a large but not fully integrated being.

    • Islander November 11, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

      Great interview.

      I had never seen Glenn Beck.
      I had no idea who he was although I had heard the name.

      So, the advertisements are intrusive and might put off some people, but other than that this is a great, great interview. Webb asks reasonalbe questions and allows Webb to take the thread where it leads without interrupting her. That in itself if unusual in interviewers these days.

      Webb’s comments and dot connecting get more and more interesting as the session progresses, and she circles in closer and closer to the nitty-gritty of what we humans face. What an amazing person, and Beck gives her full acknowledgment for her incredible intellectual drive.

      Her last point: Get offline! Talk to people. Maybe actually circulate print.

      For now, though, I hope everyone here takes the time to listen to this in spite of the odd collection of intrusive ads.

      In particular Webb’s points concerning Schwab and the WEF (andn the organized crime element that she strongly implies is actually pulling the strings) bear noting by JHK.

      Around the midpoint of the interview.

      • Islander November 11, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

        Sorry that was supposed to be “Beck asks reasonable questions . . . “

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

        The Mob, with Biden el capo de tutti capo.

        Yes!

      • Night Owl November 12, 2022 at 3:32 am #

        I have pushed her account here quite often, regarding WEF and co.

        She is like a walking encyclopedia.

      • malthuss November 12, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        FOX etc ‘conservatives’….shock jocks..

        do they ever oppose:

        immigration [legal]
        multi lingualizing
        the UN

        etc?

        • Sean Coleman November 12, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

          Matthew Johnson describes such conservatives as a very low form of political life.

    • Sean Coleman November 12, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

      I have just glanced through this. I listened to most of a long Whitney Webb interview on Bitchute a few days ago and have listened to her on other occasions too.

      I would be inclined to accept her claims that Epstein was involved in financial fraud but when I listen to her she accepts the narrative of his sexual crimes at face value, it seems. This is as I would expect. I doubt she has researched it deeply, if at all.

      I am in a tiny minority in assuming that the sex crime story is a myth. First of all, did he abuse underage girls or was he running a blackmail operation (as some have argued, such as E Michael Jones)? (This reminds me of the two mutually exclusive interpretations of the ‘Holocaust’, with some saying Hitler had planned it in advance (‘intentionalism’) and others that it was improvised on the spur of the moment (someotherword-ism).)

      I think it is difficult to support either interpretation. I did a little bit of digging when the story last broke and what I discovered fitted a pattern I have become very familiar with. The evidence turned out to be hearsay or vague. this is a constant characteristic of moral panics and of fantasy in general and the Epstein case fits the pattern in other ways too: greed or deceit on the part of the claimants and their lawyers (including the notorious Gloria Allred, who had made a name for herself in other high-profile cases, including the Bill Cosby scandal) and gullibility on the part of the media.

      The questioner included a reference to Alan Dershowitz but I don’t know if Webb spoke about him. There is an interesting article on Bartholomew’s Notes called A Note on Alan Dershowitz’s Accuser and a Mail on Sunday Journalist.

      Here is a short extract

      “Guiffre was attempting to put together a book, and she had emailed Churcher [Sharon Churcher, journalist with the Mail On Sunday] asking “if you have any information on you from when you and I were doing interviews about the J.E. story”, particularly as regards names of “pedo’s” (sic) “that J.E. sent me to”.

      Churcher’s reply:

      Don’t forget Alan Dershowitz… J.E.’s buddy and lawyer…good name for your pitch as he repped Claus von Bulow and a movie was made about that case… title was Reversal of Fortune. We all suspect Alan is a pedo and tho no proof of that, you probably met him when he was hanging out with JE.” End of quote

      • GreenAlba November 12, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

        She has written a 1000-page book on Epstein. Perhaps you would find more detail there.

        • Sean Coleman November 13, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

          I won’t be reading it. From listening to her she has never looked at the evidence for the sex abuse claims, seeming to accept it as a given.

          • GreenAlba November 13, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            I meant you might find details regarding the sex abuse claims. I haven’t read it – it was just a suggestion. I would look at it if it were easier/cheaper to get hold of. But I am not specifically interested in Epstein – certainly not enough to spend a lunatic amount on postage. And I doubt they will ever make it easy to get hold of in the UK.

            I just thought you might be interested enough, if you were keen to debunk it from a position of looking at all her evidence.

          • Sean Coleman November 14, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            No need to explain. That is what I understood you were saying. it is just her book would not be a priority (there is far too much to go through as it is) although there seems to be a great deal of very interesting content. From what she says she was sceptical from an early age, her teens, which is more than can be said about me.

        • Sean Coleman November 13, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

          She did refer to his death and spoke about the chances that all of the cameras in the prison would fail at the same time and something about the length of rope vis a vis his height, or something like that.

          I looked into it in a superficial way but found that the reports I could find did not not give the detail I wanted. I would need to find and interview people who could give the information and satisfy myself that they were reliable.

          My working assumption for the cameras is that the gaol was badly run and that cameras are out of order regularly.

          I think you understand French. There is an excellent video on the Radio Athene YT channel called Le RDV Sur Epstein and it is the best I could find. They found that everything is vague. E Michael Jones thinks (or thought) that Epstein was operating a blackmail operation. Now, it appears that the police who examined his Florida (I think0 home found cameras in the rooms and adopted the blackmail operation as a working hypothesis, but dropped it later. A ‘conspiracy theorist’ would claim that they had been got at but I expect they changed their minds and acceptted the cameras as being for security only.

          The Radio Athene team seemed to me to question every element of the story although they had not set out to do it. There was one incident where they appeared to accept the claim that Epstein has midbehaved. This was a Mar a Lago where it was said that he had been kicked out (I think) for trying to seduce the teenage daughter of a fellow guest.

          i followed that up and it turns out (again from memory) that the story was hearsay and the source unnamed. It did not surprise me because this is what seems to happen always.

          From listening to Webb I do not believe shje has looked critically at the evidence in the sex abuse area, presumably because she believed it to be uncontested fact.

  53. Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

    Knives out for Mush McTurtle

    Only now they recognize he is not a leader. For some it took getting reelected by the skin of their teeth and why he let it come to this.

  54. cowbell81 November 11, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

    At least someone is still getting stuff done in terms of our immigration crisis. Abbott for President in 2024!

    “The 300th Texas bus of migrants just left for Chicago. As Biden does nothing, Texas will continue taking unprecedented action to relieve our overwhelmed border communities & secure the border,” Abbott tweeted.

    According to a September press release from the governor’s office, Texas had bused more than 7,900 immigrants to Washington, D.C., since April and more than 2,200 immigrants to New York City since Aug. 5.

    • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

      Yet he neglects to call it an invasion. Don’t fall for cheap theatrics

    • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      2.3 million refugees has crossed legally, no idea how many more illegally.

      Abbott and Doucy are gnats on the ass of Biden’s crew.

      Biden fired the head of the CBP today????

      • Norville Rogers November 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

        2.3 counted. Exponentially more than that. they still say there are 11 million illegals in the country, same number as early 90’s.

        Where is the money for the schools teaching ESL?
        How about the hospitals where ER’s are being used for basic treatment by the uninsured?
        How about the police?
        How about the social services?

        Where is that money, Zalensky’s Swiss account?

        • BackRowHeckler November 12, 2022 at 8:30 am #

          Well, Zelensky & Friends. They’re building a row of mansions on Miami Beach for when the war ends & Z has to evacuate, and those things aren’t cheap.

          International Arms Dealers, Latin American Drug Kingpins, Human Trafficers, Mafia Pornographers, Mexican Cartel Chiefs, WEF honchos … it’ll be quite a neighborhood, the wealthiest zip code in the United States. American pols from both parties will flock there, paying homage and soliciting campaign donations.

  55. JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

    I have a question. We are observing idiots running elections in Arizona and Nevada. The person in charge of the election inArizona is the Dem governor candidate. Oh joy.

    If it is going to take two weeks to get the count done, why don’t we just do a paper count and reports results by phone, the most precise method there is.

  56. JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

    D from OR

    Understand two more counties in Oregon’s east voted to join Idaho.

    Had enough of the coastal politics.

    • malthuss November 11, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

      Idaho is just Oregon east or cali north.

      • MaryQueen November 11, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        Excuse me, but do you live here?

      • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

        True that. The new people, the Mary types want to take it away from the natives – the East Oregon types.

        • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          Where did I say that?

          Try again, moron.

          • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            The real Idaho is against abortion. People who don’t like that shouldn’t be here.

            The real Idaho is White. You want diversity. And so on and on and on.

          • MaryQueen November 13, 2022 at 10:24 am #

            You have no idea what my position is on anything. So you can invite yourself to STFU on opining for me. I can speak for myself.

          • Jarek November 13, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

            In other words, you have no defense. A direct hit.

          • MaryQueen November 13, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

            No, in other words, your gaslighting STILL doesn’t work on me.

            So sorry, narc.

    • K-Chien November 11, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

      Is Russia sending Oregon weapons to stop them?

      If so, does Oregon get the long or short range HYMARS?

      • JohnAZ November 11, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        K dog

        Part of the “plans” for the Great American Redoubt involves parts of Canada,whaddya think K dog?

        • K-Chien November 12, 2022 at 3:10 am #

          I’ve learned not to bark or growl concerning issues relating to succession. I have joked about it before and the consequences were unpleasant.

          • K-Chien November 12, 2022 at 3:12 am #

            But I know the comment about HYMARS I could get by with. I’m not inciting anyone to do anything by making it.

          • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 9:18 am #

            Got the rolled up newspaper, eh?

          • K-Chien November 12, 2022 at 11:44 am #

            Yup

          • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            Hopefully not the nose in your own shit.

  57. chimayred November 11, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

    Re trump bashing here and desantis bashing by trump.
    Trump is and always will be a douchebag.
    That being said he was the best president I’ve lived through. He accomplished more under duress than anyone I can remember and ended up being a conservatives wet dream. Supreme Court justices, no wars energy independence good employment starting to being amrican industry back (apple), courting India, calling out China, several Middle East peace deals with no fanfare, out of the Paris accords, blah blah blah. Much as I like desantis and cruz if we don’t get Trump we get more of the same. Politicians. Inept Congress. Talk. Demeanor. Guys who came up thru the system. Going along to get along. And trump was only a delay of the fall of the American empire. The good news is when all hell breaks loose the libs and city folk are gonna go tits up first. Who is going to bring the limited food into NYC and LA and Detroit? The truckers????HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
    Like him or not he got results. No? How’re you liking that $4 a gallon gas and the $70 a month utility bill increase? And those shortages. And that unemployment. And that endless Covid stuff (and don’t tell me how he’s a vax fan. When Covid started NONE of us knew what to expect. A vaccine in 11 months was amazing. Until we found out how corrupt and inept the entire process was. You gonna blame trump? What would you have done? I know what I’d have done (retired doc) but no one would listen to me?! So stop looking at the guy with the smugness if hindsight.

  58. tom clark November 11, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

    I used to be hyper and manic. I’m mellow now.

    • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 9:06 am #

      Ayahuasca, I presume? I’ve always thought you would be a good candidate for psychedelics.

  59. Jarek November 11, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

    Matt Bracken on Gab

    I have 100% given up on the resurrection of the United States as a whole. That dodo bird is dead. Even with no other outside push, (and many are lined up), she’s going down when the petrodollar dies.

    The rest of the world is unassing the doomed petrodollar ASAP. For example, in a world-record feat of anti-diplomacy, the US State Dept. has made both Iran and the Saudis seek BRICs membership, enemies allied in their desire to dump their petrodollar dependence.

    The only “less bad” solution is for conservatives to move en-masse to red states, and make them deeper red, leaving blue states bluer, full only of welfare parasites. Then the red states need to prepare to ride out the total collapse of the feral US govt, and try to rebuild fresh on the other side, as free states, and not merely as vassals of Washington DC.

    Clearly, one thing that has to happen, if and when elections again become possible (and are seen as beneficial), is that the insane idea of universal suffrage has to be scrapped. Voting rights will have to go back to only those with skin in the game: land owners, net taxpayers, military combat veterans (not LaQuisha from supply), etc.

    History will look back at 21st Century America’s experiment with universal suffrage as sheer insanity. What did we expect when we: 1. Encouraged welfare parasites to breed like rats, in order to 2. harvest their votes on urban welfare plantations, and 3. by promising and delivering more and more welfare benefits, paid for from thin-air funny money?

    Our future: Argentina with nukes. At best.

    Jarek: Every one who is anyone is beginning to talk about the need for voter qualification. I was far ahead of the curve as usual.

    Bracken is very big in the patriot community.

    • workingclasshero November 12, 2022 at 12:40 am #

      It’ll look more like Brazil with nukes in 25 years. Probably 25% White at best. I’d bet another 5 million illegals by the end of 2024.

      • Jarek November 12, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        Amren had a great series of articles on the destruction of Argentina. Buenos Aires once had more bookstores per square mile and per capita than any place on Earth. And beautiful streets and museums, public transportation, etc.

        But they learned nothing from the greater world. They didn’t want to pay their people a living wage so what did they do? Opened their borders to the Indios and Mestizos of neighboring nations. Now Whites fear to walk the streets and have fled many neighborhoods.

        When will we ever learn?

        • BackRowHeckler November 12, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

          Quite a few Argentinians round these parts, Argentinians with German, Italian & Spanish origin. Oddly enough, they’re the only Latin Americans who are permitted to join the local Spanish (Espana) Association. They are European, and got Out of Dodge for the reason you refer too above. They’ve all done quite well here, too.

        • workingclasshero November 13, 2022 at 12:43 am #

          For the American Left and Center-Left bourgeoise it doesn’t pay to learn any lessons about immigration except more of it as quietly as possible.

    • mitchellc November 12, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      You weren’t ahead of anything. Matt, myself and others concluded long ago the 16th, 17th and 19th were the prime destructors.

      He went off to write novels, I went off to make (more) money. He dreamed of retribution and redemption, I returned to the why and how of the 70s oil shocks.

      Different paths, same conclusions. It’s pretty obvious Florida is the new nucleus of the remnant US population that won WW2.

      Anyone with the slightest clue knows where this is headed. Some continue to put faith and hope to reanimated the corpse. Others pretend to inform about issues 20 years too late.

    • SpeedyBB November 13, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

      Vlad: “…Our future: Argentina with nukes. At best…” Golf clap. Good hit.

      You remind me of Rulo’s grim narratives. Whole areas of B.A. as “No-go zones” patrolled by packs of meth-head zombies.

      Years gone by, when I was getting fed up with Eye-Slam and considered a major leap, I gave a hard look at Latinoamerica, particularly Brazil or Argentina, maybe even Uruguay.

      None of them made the cut. My one visit to Rio / Belo Horizonte / Brasilia, with a film crew in 1970, was a true thrill, but that was likely the beginning-of-the-end for it as a working nation.

      The entire continent looks truly doomed. Now looking to take Norteamerica down the tubes with it.

  60. Gonga Din November 12, 2022 at 1:24 am #

    We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of Democratocracy.

    • Night Owl November 12, 2022 at 3:39 am #

      The modern world summed up in a handy graphic:

      https://twitter.com/DavidWolfe/status/1591125855316869125

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 12, 2022 at 8:59 am #

        Almost makes one root for a lot fewer of these monkey creatures on this rock.

        • Night Owl November 14, 2022 at 4:38 am #

          You first, Death Cult bro.

      • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 9:04 am #

        I wonder what Penn’s doing to get so jacked? Maybe the ‘roids have jacked his brain – in a bad way – too?

        • Night Owl November 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          He is a little Napoleon, just like Zelensky.

          There is another pic of them where they are standing near normal-sized humans and they look like extras out of the Wizard of Oz.

          • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

            LOL!!

          • BackRowHeckler November 12, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

            I believe Sylvester Stallone is a midget, shorter than even Tom Cruz.

          • MaryQueen November 13, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

            Al Pacino and Bob DeNiro too.

        • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          What do you mean? He’s always been an abusive psychotic asshole.

          • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

            He looks like a bodybuilder half his age. The veins they be a poppin’.

      • Amman November 12, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

        So ill.

    • edpell November 13, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

      Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

      Kennedy did not say democracy as we are not a democracy. We are a constitutional republic.

  61. mitchellc November 12, 2022 at 10:37 am #

    Oh so now we’re getting resignation, but with sarcasm thrown in?

    You’re not in the clear until you see the truth of the matter with about as much passion as looking for a fresh head of lettuce.

    Ask yourself this question: how long was the USA supposed to last? Forever? No, then how would it fail, from defeat by a foreign nation or via internal sabotage?

    You see, the Trojan horse is simply a metaphor for how all empires fail. Their successes draw in migrants seeking economic improvement which sows the very seeds of eventual destruction.

    So, you don’t have to become all weepy and sad; the US demise was baked in. The only real question was how to play it.

    • Anthea November 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      @ mitchellc:

      Meh. Historically, every state system collapses. The estimated lifespan of these organizations is about 250-300 years. A state system is essentially a parasite that kills its host with a fairly predictable time-frame.

      My impression from my reading of history is that, in times like these, being numbered among the elites was an unenviable position. “I, Claudius” offers a certain perspective on that. It was also pretty uncomfortable if you weren’t among the elites–just far less dangerous.

      Best to make it your objective not to play the game at all, as much as you are able. There are ways to do that to some degree.

    • BackRowHeckler November 12, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      I’m wondering how long the interstate highway system was supposed to last. 70 year old, I think it’s coming up on its sell-by date.

      • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

        Especially with the exponential increases in traffic. Try to get anywhere in the summertime and you soon realize with all the construction that they’re not even close to keeping up with it.

    • MaryQueen November 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

      You must be fun at charades.

  62. tom clark November 12, 2022 at 11:39 am #

    “Reanimate the corpse”…I like that…

  63. benr November 12, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

    Some need to retreat back into their sense of humor.
    I present political cartoons as a method for a few chuckles.

    foxnews.com/politics/cartoons-slideshow

  64. benr November 12, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

    My my my look at all the dump the Trump articles could it be the press, dems and rinos are still fearful of this man?
    America is weary of nonsense and that is not just orangmen bad the Dems are a running joke it might be time for people to pay more attention to all their failures.

    • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      Yeah it is not a coincidence but a well planned media blitz. Leviathan is always afraid. Like the elephant standing on a chair and screaming because a mouse is on the foor chasing it lol

      • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        You’ve gotta be careful though, SSL. The Leviathan employs glue traps to quite good effect.

        • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

          Wow look at you trying to provoke me oh my goodness

          • Disaffected November 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            Are you provoked?

          • SoftStarLight November 13, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            No. But I would like to be LOL

    • Redneck Liberal November 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

      Yes, America is weary (along with the rest of the world) of the nonsense that Trump has generated. Looking at the quality of his adherents hereabouts, it is a great disappointment indeed. How could one failed ‘business man’ suck in so many people? Because they wanted to be fooled. They got their wish.

  65. JohnAZ November 12, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

    A few observations

    I am signing up with MQ. The vote is no longer meaningful in America. As I predicted months ago, if the Dems figured out a way to push their programs and destroy the country and then get away with it, the Uniparty wins. They are about to accomplish that. Never seen anything like this.

    Blame? GOP arrogance including FOX News. So over confident the Red Wave was occurring, the Red voters went to sleep on the 8th and never woke up. An example, two nights ago, Kari Lake was assuring the faithful that the last votes were hand delivered mail in ballots going into boxes and that historically they were going to be Heavily Red. Both her and Masters were shoo-ins.

    Well, Kari, you and yours were wrong. Masters has been beaten and you are very close to defeat yourself.

    The House is sickening, so many close races and the vast majority are going to Dems. If it continues, the Dems could stay in power.

    The Senate, well, two more races, GA and NV. Scary, probably going to stay with Dems.

    Here is the score as far as I am concerned. The GOP is finished. The Dems just spent two years destroying the US economy to bring in their idea of climate change. Also, that tax and spend is how problems are to be handles. Inflation is up, crime is up, the border is out of control, everything they wanted is in place and if things continue on in this election, will soon be cemented in place.

    So why? My idea is not what the conservatives want to hear, and It is what I have been posting for a while.

    Simple. The nation has been turned into an gimme nation by forty years of liberal direction from the White House and the same time cowardice from the Congress. I blame the Bush dynasty mostly for this debacle as they were supposed to be the conservative swing of the pendulum. Instead their open border policy increased immigration coming in which is what has led us to this point, this year.

    I ask anyone, how many illegals voted in this election. Answer, who knows. I am not naive enough to believe they did not.

    The second big deal is college educated young folk who went 75% for Dems. Based on what, all their life experience? No, based on a bunch of communist professors indoctrinating them on the many and varied successes of socialism. Puke!!!

    Bottom line, the American populace has broken Left over the past forty years and the main part of the GOP is no longer meaningful. Trump, using populism, pulled a miracle in 2016 which he will never be forgiven for.

    What we will have is a far cry from what was predicted by Fox et al. In history, when one side has taken over the electorate, it has fostered a reaction from the other side usually forming a new party. I am very disappointed in Trump right now for not doing this. He is no politician. His taking potshots at GOP contenders is sooo negative.

    By the time you add in the Freedom Caucus and other RINOs in the House, the Dems will control it.

    Folks, this is a paradigm shift in the American electorate that will continue to move us down the path of collectivism and right into the hands of the WEF. BTW, Georgie Porgie backed I believe five DA candidates this time, they all won.

    So now what?

    • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      Even more than all of that John is that the imperial USA system is insolvent and bankrupt. Once the money machine completely sputters out the giant squid will die. Then these people will not have the means of power they have now. And even that fades each second. In any case the races are still not complete as all of the votes have not been counted and Lord only knows about recounts and litigation!

      • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

        The money will be replaced, for some at least.

        • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

          What do you mean Dis?

          • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

            Digital, my Lil’ SSL. If they’re blowing the current system up, rest assured they have a replacement in the wings. As I said, for some at least.

          • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

            So you think all the systems they need to keep that going will keep going themselves. It seems like all of the shortages will eventually have a big impact on everything.

          • Disaffected November 13, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            Same as now, only MUCH more dramatic. Shortages for the many, obscene wealth and abundance for the well-heeled few.

    • gustafson.robert.22 November 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

      The rational play would be for a new Right to be founded on hard environmentalism and conservative energy principles, as the Left abandons both of these utterly for technosocialism. But the Right won’t go to the true conservative position, so..

      GOOD FFIN’ LUCK to all Righties. If you try to create any kind of White coalition… there’s no substance there to rally around. Nothing but pale epidermis, past failure, intellectual bankruptcy and weak genes. Conservatives who refuse to be conservative? Useless.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 12, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        Even common-man “Red’s” don’t really want conservatism. They’re as onboard actually with the liberal behemoth as any DC RINO.

        • SoftStarLight November 12, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          LOL common man reds! Honestly i think most people in many parts of the world are convinced of the technosocialism as you call it. Maybe it just seems that way to me though since I live within the empire

      • JohnAZ November 12, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

        Heel, just watch TV, are there any more white people in white families?

      • workingclasshero November 13, 2022 at 1:22 am #

        I don’t think neo or paleo conservatism as currently practiced can fight with the American soft social democratic political system being built on mass immigration and New -left indoctrination of the under 40 demographic and a near homogenous center-left media narrative

        Trump may have to go but he and Bannon had the correct general Populist/Nationalist direction where the Federal govt ought to be used to benefit the historical legacy American White/Black/naturalized Hispanic and Asian demographic. Full employment economy with enough prudent social spending to reward work and family formation along with decent pensions and a sensible non-abolitionist abortion policy. Not hard to figure out.

        The Democrats are historically the party of Social Security and Medicare and at least the rhetoric of jobs for everyone; hence they win.

    • Disaffected November 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

      Only took you two years past 2020, so I guess you’re at least making progress. Now as soon as you figure out that the “other side” is in on it too you will reach enlightenment, grasshopper. The last thing the R’s want is to actually get elected. Then they’d have to drop their masks as well. Totalitarianism is a dish best served liberally.

      • JohnAZ November 12, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        Dis, c’mon. The other side? Which other side, MAGAs or RINOs? When will you understand that the RINO, East Coast, Republican, is nothing but a disguise on a Liberal there. The Deep State has been deeply enhanced by this election.

        MAGAs have little to say the next two years as they will be stopped by the RINOs.

        Business as usual..

        This is a war that crosses party boundaries, a war between the Deep State and the people. If the MAGA crew want any say so in the future, they will have to fight for it. Political separation is already stating, one big problem is how we get Florida and the West together?

        • Disaffected November 13, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you, old boy! Glad it’s finally sinking in. Throw away all the labels. There’s rulers and there’s plebes, and if you’re posting here you damn well better know which one you are.

          • Jarek November 13, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

            No, it’s the Mob. The Italians. The Guineas!

        • Redneck Liberal November 13, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          With any luck, the lunatic fringe of GOP MAGAts in the next Congress won’t get a word in edgeways, and that the actually sane GOP members will support those measures proposed where they are sensible and designed to improve lives. The MAGAts can ghettoise and flail & wail while they fail.

    • Islander November 12, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

      JohnAZ

      “I am signing up with MQ. The vote is no longer meaningful in America. . . . So over confident the Red Wave was occurring, the Red voters went to sleep on the 8th and never woke up. ”

      Uh-huh.

      Major cognitive dissonance here, but JohnAZ doesn’t seem to notice it.

      • JohnAZ November 12, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Do you not agree the political spectrum has shifted so much to the Left that balance between the two parties cannot happen any more? Do you really believe that the former Tea Party folks have a legitimate political home now.

        Mary has said that her vote no longer matters, I am getting close.

        No CD, thank you just common sense.