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With Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler cast as Laurel and Hardy, the Democratic Party entered the slapstick phase of its self-destruction, moving from one botched scheme to the next amidst a chaos of falling pianos, splintered two-by-fours, and crashed bi-planes. The old 1930s screen comedies usually also featured a “grande dame” character making herself ridiculous, like Margaret Dumont in Duck Soup, and congressional central casting has fashioned just such a late-career role for Nancy Pelosi, all fluster and spleen, and well-supplied with comic props like the carefully pre-torn State of the Union address she ceremoniously sundered on Tuesday night. Can someone drop an anvil on her, please?

You also had to love the costuming for the great occasion: the congressional Democratic ladies all decked out in white robes, like an angel choir from The Green Pastures, exuding virtue and chastity while they mugged for the cameras — as if they never turned a campaign contribution into a Cadillac Escalade or a vacation in Taormina.  Next year, perhaps, they’ll get rigged with wires and downy wings and fly around the chamber singing “Didn’t Ol’ Pharaoh Get Lost” while the president splutters at the podium.

That spectacle was immediately followed by the Keystone Kops Iowa caucus, which has not really been resolved three days later as I write, though 100 percent of the vote is supposedly counted (cue, laughter). Many of the reporting counties have fewer voters than the average Methodist college student body, and somehow it was hard to tally the numbers for days on end? Party chairman Tom Perez called for a do-over. That’ll sure have a ton of cred. By the time it’s done, the action will have moved on from New Hampshire to Nevada, and Gawd knows what pratfalls await there (in a state founded literally on bilking the credulous).

Considering they are now the official party of chaos, all of this colorful comic disorder may have a purpose behind it: to demonstrate that the United States is now too incompetent to hold an election, and therefore whatever happens on November 3 will have to be disputed. Cue Lawfare, the Dem’s designated sedition generator. They’ll step in and gum up the system with so much litigation that the ghost of Samuel J. Tilden will be heard screaming for mercy somewhere high above the capitol’s grand dome.

Unless, of course, the party manages to complete its drawn-out suicide at the Milwaukee convention. The Iowa fiasco was universally seen as an effort to trip-up Bernie Sanders, the elderly Leninist who, ironically, seeks to turn the entire federal bureaucracy into a colossal version of the very Iowa caucus that was engineered to thwart him. It’s looking at this point like nobody will go into the convention with a chance to clinch the nomination and a dire battle will ensue. Bernie has not forgotten the dirty that was done to him last time by Mrs. Clinton’s corps of flying monkey super-delegates. Some of the young Bernie Broz in charge of this-and-that on the campaign have been recorded threatening violence and mayhem in the event of such a dirty replay. At best, the party may split up into two or more rump parties, a la the 1860 contest, and that will be the end of them.

Meanwhile, in case you have forgotten, scores of public officials from the Obama administration stand to be indicted as we enter the heart of the spring primary season. On top of three failed seditious attempts to overthrow Mr. Trump since 2016, a cavalcade of perp walks for all that may finally force the recognition among the battered true believers in the Holy Church of Maddow that a genuine coup d’état has been running for three solid years, whether or not you like Donald Trump. They came close to turning the USA into a banana republic.

The news media is saying that President Trump had “his best week ever.” My sense of him hasn’t changed: he remains the Golden Golem of Greatness, a kind of mystical and mystifying comic figure himself, but not of the 1930s slapstick sort, more like a character drawn from the neo-gothic Joker phase of American history — and, hey, he really did spring full-blown on the scene from our real-life Gotham City. I was impressed, during his Thursday post-acquittal White House gala, at the stunning incoherence of his remarks, his facility for leaving absolutely every thought hanging unfinished in mid-sentence as he turned to the next uncompleted thought. I can’t say for sure that this makes him an ineffective manager of the nation’s affairs, but it does leave you kind of wondering. The fact remains, though, that his antagonists have behaved much worse, and now they are going to be punished.


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  1. Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    Yep, don’t even know where to begin with this week’s sh!tshow. The Fourth Turning appears to be manifesting in earnest, at least Strauss & Howe’s analysis of the populace’s state-of-mind. Every week seems to stun me with the increased untethered nuttiness which encapsulates what passes for political and social decorum in these uncertain times.

    • edpell February 7, 2020 at 10:29 am #

      Yes, “untethered nuttiness”. US society has gone insane. Is this 1860 or 1930? Or will the decline of fossil fuels make this time different and not in a good way.

      • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 10:35 am #

        Your last sentence’s impact is so enormous that no one in politics will even talk about it. The full impact of Peak oil could kill half or more of the world’s population.

        Could it be that the AGW politics is aimed at preparing the public for the inevitable?

        • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:40 am #

          We don’t yet know how many people are going to be killed off by the Corona virus.

          • Epicur February 7, 2020 at 9:10 pm #

            Corona is at worst a dry run.

            “For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”
            Luke 23:31

    • Collin27 February 7, 2020 at 11:36 am #

      Vote for Trump again just to shoot a middle finger to the whole system!

    • zone45 February 8, 2020 at 11:17 pm #

      So here we are. How will it be resolved?
      Jim sums up the grand drama in a few words:
      every thought hanging unfinished in mid-sentence
      And we wait for the next shoe to drop.

  2. PeteAtomic February 7, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    “Considering they are now the official party of chaos, all of this colorful comic disorder may have a purpose behind it: to demonstrate that the United States is now too incompetent to hold an election, and therefore whatever happens on November 3 will have to be disputed.”

    totally correct there, Jim! It may be comical & colorful right now.. but for how long? sooner or later, too much of this bullshit gets to be a real problem. The checks from the Treasury are still being mailed, money is still being printed… food stamps are still stamping..

    but if these things were to stop… then things aren’t so funny anymore..

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 10:36 am #

      They are all paper, only as good as people have faith in them.

  3. Pucker February 7, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    Jeffrey Epstein won the Iowa Caucuses.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8x0e_jMH7I

    • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      I think they would prefer that result to Bernie.

  4. PeteAtomic February 7, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    ..and I’ve said this on the board in the past before.. watch the food situation in the US..
    cuz if you look at history, revolutions really go bigly when people start to get hungry. And not ‘hungry’ like they can’t get their Big Mac.. hungry like they’ve been eating potatoes & onions all week, and they’re on their last onion, hungry..

    • Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 10:23 am #

      Agreed. All it will take for the sheeple to stop obsessing on identity politics, racism-under-every-rock, and abortion/openborders/buttbuggary-to-the-moon is when they have to occupy their time ingesting 1600 calories a day.

      THEN all this bull$hit will stop quickly.

      • edpell February 7, 2020 at 10:30 am #

        Please, please bring it on. A return to sanity.

        • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 10:43 am #

          bring on chaos?

          • Farmer McGregor February 7, 2020 at 11:00 am #

            “bring on chaos?” is a good question.
            Personally, I’m not looking forward to being ‘last onion hungry’.

            Though I’m positioned better than most on my little farm (mini-farm, micro-farm — since I have livestock I think of it as a ranch: a “nano-ranch”) I am nonetheless vulnerable to the effects of empty grocery stores and the resulting zombie hordes.

            Another great post, Mr. K. I’m glad you do the painful work of actually listening to the drivel coming out of the beltway then expounding the important points to us. I have a very difficult time listening to the BS while it’s being spoken.

          • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 11:13 am #

            I would get emails from someone who gardened, on the coast below Vancouver [hong kover now]. He was below the Canadian border. It was Blaine Washington.

            He would see wandering druggies in his rural area.

            He said its an area of fish, rabbits, birds…abundant food.

          • Farmer McGregor February 7, 2020 at 11:26 am #

            Ah, but catching and prepping food from nature requires work, focus, discipline, know-how, equipment, etc…

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill February 7, 2020 at 11:39 am #

            You mean we’re not in chaos already and it can get worse than this? /sarc

          • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

            Right now the grocery stores are full, 20 aisles stacked with every delicacy known to man.

            That’s the current situation. I don’t know what the future holds,

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

        As if Race won’t be the organizing factor in the factions that form and war against each other. As if Open Borders doesn’t mean smaller portions and is helping to bring on societal collapse. Guy get a brain.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:38 am #

      You mention food, Pete. It is kind of ironic that Bernie Sanders, Socialist, could not even manage to bring back agriculture to levels Vermont already managed to have in the past.
      One tiny state.
      Isn’t that the one thing Communists are supposed to be able to run?

      What makes people with records of failure think they are qualified to take that failure to a national level? This is not unique to Bernie.

      • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

        Isn’t that the one thing Communists are supposed to be able to run?

        you are sooooooooo funeeeeee..in USSR, much of the food was from the tiny plots of the babushkas.

        • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

          You are right. The wheat fields of the Ukraine under USSR that were communal were failures. The little farms you mentioned were brought in to keep people from starving. They out produced the communes.

          • messianicdruid February 7, 2020 at 9:00 pm #

            Did you hear about their new hybrid wheat?

            They plant it the Ukraine and it comes up in Kansas.

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:46 am #

        More false equivalency bullshit from the resident oily barrel…

        This is answered in devastating detail below, but I really need to call this crap out.

        Bernie is a Senator, after one term as. Congressman, after several terms as a mayor. Where does his responsibility for State Agricultural Policy intersect with any of these elected positions (note – elected, where a MAJORITY of voters has chosen him) ?

        Slapping the Soviet Hammer & Sickle in Bernie is just such utter bullshit. There are some services that are best run by government in order to eliminate the unnecessary profiteering that so pervades the US economy. The most glaring example of grift, tort, sham and theft is healthcare delivery.

        Elect Bernie and, if he can pull it off against the huge forces that will be working against him , you’ll actually see the USA REDUCE the underlying cost of healthcare by $300 billion immediately – the cabal’s current profit – and over time halve the cost to the economy from 18% ($3.5 trillion p.a) to the more common 9%.

        • Ussi February 10, 2020 at 9:14 am #

          Indeed Majella, the baseless dog whistle smearing of Sanders by Kunstler as some kind of red threat is pitiful.

          You know late stage capitalism’s brainfuckery is complete when McCarthyism is pulled on a slightly left of center analog of FDR.

    • Kim February 7, 2020 at 7:16 pm #

      Hungry people don’t revolt. Revolutions only occur when they are planned and funded by higher ups.

      There are no exceptions to this.

  5. James Kuehl February 7, 2020 at 10:16 am #

    Glad to read a critical analysis of this shit-show that isn’t just a tirade against one faction or the other. The Dems are truly in a comical state of disarray and the Repubs are a clan of opportunists who would kiss the devil’s ass to stay in power. I suspect we have become ungovernable and will dissolve into something yet unimagined.

    • PeteAtomic February 7, 2020 at 10:19 am #

      ” I suspect we have become ungovernable and will dissolve into something yet unimagined.”

      oh, its been imagined.. and its happened elsewhere..

      the history of the decline & fall of large, complicated, multi-ethnic empires/nations are not good!!

      • James Kuehl February 7, 2020 at 11:17 am #

        I don’t think there is any precedent for our situation with the sheer size and fragility of our living arrangements. Add to that our level of gun ownership and pervasive ignorance of culture and history and one is hard-pressed to predict how this unfolds.

      • shotho February 7, 2020 at 11:23 am #

        For me, our host’s remarks of Trump’s incoherence is a very perceptive observation. His mind is obviously disordered, He repeats himself in a mindless pattern that usually makes little sense. But, that might be the very trait that commends him to so many people, because most Americans seem to express that very random and incoherent cognitive process. We, as a people, talk very fast and can’t seem to finish a thought; not to mention the nonsensical grammatical structures that most people express. As an old fart, it’s hard for me to even listen to the sputtering mindlessness; strikes me as a sure sign of social destruction.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:46 am #

          He makes sense to me.
          It takes time to understand him, but when you get it, you get it.

          • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

            Me too. I will take a scrapper that will fight back against the Democratic socialists with everything he is.

            The tens of thousands of rally goers do not seem to think he is so bad. They love him enough to stand in lines for hours to see him.

          • Majella February 7, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

            JohnAZ, Beryl

            I’d wager you don’t ‘understand’ or ‘get’ him – there’s nothing ‘there’ to get.

            Perhaps what you’re doing, unconsciously, is overlaying your own thoughts & beliefs in what is essentially a blank canvas. Having then ‘got’ your views through this faux interpretation, it has a modicum if validity for you because you can attribute it to Himself.

        • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

          Well, we had 8 years of a tenured Marxist bullshitter that talked a blue streak. Where did that get us?

          • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

            When the Dems put corporate tax rates up to 35%, the corporations started drifting off the other countries offering much lower rates. It definitely hindered the recovery, with the economy slowing in 2015 and 2016, 2016 being 1.7% increase in GDP. Contrary to Dem claims, Obama was not responsible for the explosion of US economic activity, Trump has been. Why? 21% corporate tax rate.

          • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:49 am #

            Obama was no Marxist. He was a pure bred JACT – Just Another Corporate Tool.

        • James Kuehl February 7, 2020 at 12:37 pm #

          I agree, shotho. Language is an indicator of cognitive health. America is very ill. Writing is thinking on paper and talking is thinking out loud. Our inability to form a cogent narrative as individuals much less as a nation bodes ill for our future.

          • Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

            I disagree. Writing well and speaking well are two different skill sets.

            I am a professional editor myself, and I know many other competent editors who can barely get a sentence out at times, but who can work magic on text.

            I’m in the consulting world now, but in my newspaper days, it was similar. Many of the reporters had great people skills and were well spoken, but you’d have laughed if you had seen some of the drafts they submitted.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

          You mean people could think back in Civil War times? When even real thinkers like Emerson descended into calling Southerners beasts in human form?

          Most people have never been able to think. Accepting that is the first step towards recovery. A repudiation of Democracy and Egalitarianism in other words. If the truly intelligent can’t manage that, how are they going to manage even harder issues? Like resources. Like race.

    • edpell February 7, 2020 at 10:43 am #

      Both parities will do any evil to get more power and money. As to ungovernable, there is always the iron fist. There will be government of one kind or the other. Pay the tax or die, just as it always is.

      • Majella February 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm #

        You’re absolutely right. Your own opinions are a perfect example of not being altered by facts.

        • Majella February 7, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

          Sorry – wrong place. Reply to ish below.

  6. Ishabaka February 7, 2020 at 10:21 am #

    It’s important to understand that facts do not change opinions.
    The same folks who believe Trump colluded with Putin to deny She Whose Turn it Was her Turn prior to the Mueller report still believe it.
    The same folks who believe Trump committed a laundry list of crimes resulting in his impeachment prior to the Democrats not including a single crime in their Articles of Impeachment, still believe it.

  7. zekesdad February 7, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    Great post, Jim; I found it interesting that Romney found Trump guilty of the non-crime catch-all, “abuse of power”. It’s not for nothing that he worked at Bain Capital. He’s looking a couple of moves ahead on the political chessboard and is setting himself up as the anti-Trump for 2024. He’ll endlessly brag about how he can build bridges and cross the aisle, and even ran the Olympics in Salt Lake City!

    • Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 10:26 am #

      Uh huh….

      Good luck with that, Mitt. You proved yourself to be a milquetoast weak sister with a loose prison wallet going against Obama in 2012. Don’t see that changing.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:48 am #

        “Go to the transcript…” and she HAD IT! Mitt didn’t even call a foul on that obvious setup.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 10:46 am #

      Good possibility that the RINOs will all be Moderate Dems by 2024. Romney will not be welcome in any Trump GOP get together again. He and what is left of the establishment GOP no longer have a home in DC. The two RINO “opponents” of Trump got 1% of the caucus in Iowa between them. Maybe Romney, the current hero of the MSM, will be running against Pence or even Haley in 2024.

      BTW, why the heck don’t the GOP money people start buying up some of the MSM corporations to even the scales instead of just bitching about it. The uneven media has just about destroyed the integrity of the US.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:52 am #

        The Republicans care about four things, and the media isn’t one of them.
        Ann Coulter has helpfully designated the things that matter to the party: abortion, the embassy in Jerusalem, tax cuts, and now I’m forgetting the other one, because what does it matter?

        • Quick Joey Small February 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

          Cheap labor.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

          Yeah, almost like America isn’t their main interest or perhaps they aren’t American at all.

        • abbybwood February 7, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

          Illegal immigration.

      • lbs February 7, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

        Because the GOP money people are completely in sync with CNN, MSNBC, etc. They don’t need their own media.

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:54 am #

        Well, they did worse than 2 utterly INVISIBLE Democrat billionaires in Iowa – Steyer supposedly got 7% & change! Haha a…the fix on Bernie is in.

  8. SW February 7, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    Unless the DNC asked the people to show up again I don’t see how they could have a recount. Why didn’t they just write it down — was there a paper shortage in Iowa? Now some idiot congresswoman from Texas is saying the Russians were responsible. There sure must be a lot of Russians with time on their hands to take the trouble to gum up the Iowa caucus.

    Biden has no one but his fellow Democrats to blame for his demise. Plenty of people who never heard of his son now know all about him and his father’s “help” in the Ukraine. The supposed winner of this mess is Mayor Pete or Bernie. There’s very little information out there about Pete when you get down to it — what do we really know about him other than he’s a happily married gay man and you can keep your insurance if you like it? I think he’s a Trojan horse with a lot more corporate backing than we know about. He could easily land in the Vice Presidential spot.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      If you would ask any Dem voter in Iowa why the voted for whom they did, most would not have a cognizant answer. I agree that it could be that the stupidification of the US is complete enough that the government can no longer be managed by the vote.

      Which is exactly the goal of the uniparty Deep State.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:58 am #

        Iowans have been somewhat ravaged by meth. I imagine they are also getting hit hard by the heroin epidemic.
        Both problems relate to a large degree to our wide open southern border. Both parties are against doing anything about that wide open border.
        To the people who say interdiction is futile and doesn’t work, of course it doesn’t, because it can’t. You’d need some kind of barrier to even have a chance. Nobody wants a wall. Walls are immoral. Nancy Pelosi, noted Catholic, says so.

        • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:56 am #

          My uneducated guess is that the tweezers & junkies didn’t show up at the caucuses. You really do throw illogical mud around, Beryl.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

        The intelligent are the ultimate minority group, John. A commitment to Democracy is a commitment to stupidity. Why do you think the Founders hated it so much?

        Know how dumb the average White person, IQ 100, really is? By definition, half of them are even dumber. Hispanics and Blacks, way dumber still.

        • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

          what about smart and ethical?

          • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

            An even smaller group, yes. An Elite – the one that should be ruling!

            Dumb and ethical? Don’t work that way. IQ and Morality are proportional. You need the former to have the latter – but the x factor is there. The latter does not inevitably follow from the former; IQ being necessary but not sufficient for morality. See the work of Kohlberg, et al.

          • Kim February 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

            You are quite the optimist, Janos. Why should an elite care more for society than anyone else?

            First, I would guess that sociopathy is evenly distributed throughout the IQ range. Being smart is far from being a guarantee that someone is good.

            Second, there is simply no evidence for that notion.

            Haven’t leaders been selfish, greedy, and uncaring throughout history? I can’t think of any exceptions in countries of any color.

            While the Ottoman armies were battening on the walls of Eastern Europe, Francis I of France was trying to go into partnership with him to open up a route for his armies through Italy and even turned over Toulon into a base for Barbay corsairs.

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

            Not that Francis I was much worse than any other “leader” in history. Pick a decade, any decade, and I will show you that we are always ruled by wild beasts. One of the worst of human characteristics is a belief in “leaders” in any group larger than a tribe.

          • akmofo February 7, 2020 at 9:05 pm #

            Smart is being ethical, because it’s the only way we can exist. Criminality is stupid conniving, and always leads to destruction.

          • Kim February 8, 2020 at 1:22 am #

            “Smart is being ethical, because it’s the only way we can exist. Criminality is stupid conniving, and always leads to destruction.”

            Huh? All evidence to the contrary. Nothing can be plainer than the opposite – that in fact we are ruled by smart people who are entirely without ethics.

            Haven’t we always been ruled by such people?

            Who but a sociopath or narcissist wants power over others? They control all the levers precisely because ethical people don’t want to spend their lives playing with society like their personal train set.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

            Kim: Again, the work of Laurence Kohlberg. There IS a relationship between the cognitive and the moral. Show a young child a block, red on one side and blue on the other. Put it between you two, with the red on his side. Now ask him what color you are seeing. He will respond, “red”. He can’t take your point of view yet, his brain isn’t there yet. Many people never get beyond this kind of thing emotionally (even though they could pass the block test), at the level of politics and behavior, preferring what benefits them so much that they can’t see any other pov.

            As the mind expands, it can see many points of view simultaneously. They can’t hide from themselves nearly as easily as the dummies. As to whether they will choose “the Good” for the maximum number, well that’s the x factor. They know it however. Thus Trump was able to speak so movingly to Traditional Americans: he knows the Truth but it’s just a weapon to him.

          • akmofo February 8, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

            Kim,

            I always advocate that people rule themselves.

            The problem with you people is that you don’t know who you are. You lost your identity. You lost your family, you lost your tribe, you lost your nation, you lost your land, you lost your very selves.

            You signed up for empire to be with the strong and rapacious and now you’re being devoured by them. You have no one to blame but yourself.

    • Georgie February 7, 2020 at 10:53 am #

      There is actually quite a bit known about Mayor Cheat… see the Consortium News website for lots of info on this deep state corporate shill. What a smarmy, viperous, smug Howdy Doody he is too.

    • Paul Ford O'Neil February 7, 2020 at 10:55 am #

      SW,

      Your musings are actually spot-on RE: “Mayor Pete”. He has a closet of skelektons the size of Trump Tower and a cub-scout pak of globalists paying the bills:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlnKCQ–3nk

      Always ask the locals what they think of their ‘boy-wonder’ before you vote.

      Carry-on til you are carrion,
      PFO

    • newworld February 7, 2020 at 11:11 am #

      Pete (D-CIA) is the candidate for those who have VIP passes into the fenced off areas that the tech oligarchs have at the Burning Man festival.

      • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 11:14 am #

        No, Soros is not at BMF. he should be the burning man.

      • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 11:23 am #

        Unfortunately for Mayor Pete, he is not a favorite amongst black voters, in fact registers at about 1% of the black electorate. When the Dem primaries move out of whitebread Iowa and New Hampshire and into more diverse states, I believe Mayor Pete is toast.

        Brh

        • RIB February 7, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

          Try a Pence/ Buttigieg debate on for size

          • SW February 7, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

            Would Pence be able to have dinner with Pete if his wife wasn’t present?!

          • lbs February 7, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

            SW, a post like yours makes me wish we had a thumbs up feature here.

          • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 8:33 am #

            2 Indiana guys.

        • Billy Hill February 7, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

          Mayor Pete is, in Hood jargon, a punk. Doubtful that the Hood votes, but I’ll wager even woke middle-class BMs might talk the tolerant talk but walk the other way.

    • abbybwood February 7, 2020 at 6:17 pm #

      One woman arrived at a caucus with all the materials and said she couldn’t find a volunteer so she left the materials with someone with a handwritten letter telling the stranger to drop the results back to her and she left her phone number on the letter.

      This letter and the whole story is detailed by Jimmy Dore on YouTube. Check it out.

  9. PeteAtomic February 7, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    At some point, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US armed forces, who’ve been graced with the largest war budgets since the defeat of Nazi Germany (so we are talking on going for what.. 80 years???) will have to consider strongly if this whole thing really starts to slide downhill how apolitical they can afford to be.

    I think the Deep State/permanent bureaucracy will do everything & anything to maintain its survival. Why wouldn’t it?

    I think the Military/industrial complex would much rather get the US into a really big shooting war as a last ditch effort to keep the nation together, then face possible collapse. Maybe that’s what this whole anti-Russia bullshit is about. Get the US into a very serious war, very bloody war to desperately keep control. I don’t know. I wouldn’t be shocked if it were.

    • ellipsis February 7, 2020 at 10:47 am #

      The very bigly nuclear shooting war appears to be a fait accompli, no matter who’s in charge. Given current economic and social circumstances, it may in fact be the best thing for all involved. And after hearing this same sentiment echoed recently on multiple comment boards throughout the internet, I think it’s time to consider in earnest that all this nominally “democrat” foolishness might have been nothing more than kabuki theater aimed squarely at us, the plebes, in order to totally discredit them for 2020 and make sure that Herr Trump is reinstalled as the National Fool in Chief, the better to guarantee that current globalist “arrangements” are carried out without a hitch. I think the global bottleneck we’ve all been waiting for all these past many years is now much closer than most would dare to contemplate. But just remember, when the nukes start flying, avoid the urge to cower underground meekly and instead walk bravely into the blinding light of destiny.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

        Nice Tantric analogy. Use the Light of a Thousand Suns as a meditation focus on the Inner Light you will see an instant later. Course if you are a few miles away it won’t be that quick. There will be a very unpleasant interim period of being blind and/or injured and/or dying of radiation sickness. So use this technique with discretion.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:05 am #

      Wag the Dog!

      China wants to dominate the world. The are no longer Communist but more national socialist. The top dogs run the strategies, and the more capitalist corporations run the tactical end. While we sit here in the US on our thumbs, the Chinese government have one goal, to catch up and surpass the US. The have the folks to do it with.

      Will we rise to the Deep State bait and go to war against China? I doubt it. Another ten years and they will pound the he’ll out of us. What would we gain by going to war anyway? War is MAD, and obsolete because there are no winners anymore.

      China will try to overcome us with consumer demand, our no.1 ace in the hole. When they control the consumer marketplace, they will dictate terms to us economically.

      Who is missing in this conversation? Russia! While the US and China are debating the economy, what do Russia, and Europe and Iran and Saudi Arabia have up their sleeves.

      Hey, maybe with all the new golf associations forming up in the world, the UN is going to turn into a huge PGA with Trump as its president. He sure is practicing a lot for the job.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

        Russia! Also national socialist. Israel! India! It is the Way forward. There is no other….

        Marxism means open borders and endless immigration of utterly alien third worlders. Don’t care about culture? Well how about bigger taxes to support these parasites? Don’t pay taxes? Well how about smaller portions? Bet you (I’m not talking to you anymore, John) care about that or would if you had a brain tot think at all.

        • akmofo February 7, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

          Russia and China are evil empires that hold multiples of nations imprisoned within their empires. India is also an empire, but more in the model of the UK, US, EU, Canada. Still, even such empires should be dissolved. They are accountable, corrupt, and always ultimately unworkable.

          There’s nothing NATIONAL about empires.

          We need to move away from such thinking and such political organizations, and indeed that is the new political trend around the world.

          Btw, Nachash, I’m still waiting for you to define the borders of your white nation. Of-course you never will define them borders, because it’s all just a nazi propaganda lie and excuse for German imperial conquest.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:20 pm #

            Israel wants to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. Think how many enslaved people that means.

            Ben Gurion talked about a real United Nations with the capital of the world being Jerusalem. Think about how many enslaved people he wanted.

          • akmofo February 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

            Nice deflection with your typical Vatican scumduggery.

            Now answer the question!
            What are the borders of your white nation?

          • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 1:49 am #

            There are many White Nations. The borders of the new White Nation on the North American continent will be determined by War I assume, among other factors. Negotiation too I assume, after a trial of strength. Hopefully we can pick up a generous swath of Canada.

            I notice you don’t deny the purport of the symbolism of your flag – the two blue stripes standing for the two rivers. The 12 Tribes of Ishmael will have something to say about that however. As will the Mahdi.

          • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 8:39 am #

            C’mon Vlad, that’s over the top even for you.

            Israel never enslaved anybody. About 18% of Israel is Arab and they have full rights as citizens and by all accounts are are treated as ordinary Israeli citizens and are happy with their lives.

            Brh

          • Wrenching Away February 8, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

            Ha! Israel has enslaved most of the world through their central banks. Just because there are no literal chains doesn’t mean they aren’t slaves.

          • akmofo February 8, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

            Wrench,

            You’re welcome to escape to Cuba and start your own central bank, paper money, and slave plantation. Janos keeps telling us black people are so very stupid, and you obviously figured it all out, so what’s the problem? Why are you still here slaving away on OUR slave plantation, when you can be master of the universe over there? Don’t tell me you are that untalented that you can’t organize a little bank for yourself.

          • akmofo February 8, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

            Janos,

            If all I did is just respond to your endless lies, I’d never leave this place. As to your rivers, even mentally challenged chimps can see and understand that them rivers flow vertically north-south and visa versa. The stripes on the Israeli flag are horizontal, and whole design is that of the ancient Hebrew prayer shawl including the color Tkhelet, dyed from the murex mollusc and from which the Hebrew speaking “Phoenicians” derived their Greek name. “Phoenicia” literally translates as the “land of the purple” (i.e., source of blue-purple dye).

    • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      Several $10 billion aircraft carriers recently commissioned, and more in the pipeline. I’m wondering how effective those carriers are now that China and Russia have deployed hypersonic long range missiles. Maybe that 10 bill could be better spent elsewhere. How much longer can we afford those behemoths? The navy may run into a situation with aircraft carriers like it did 1898-1942 with battleships, craft so expensive and vulnerable that it kept them out of harm’s way for fear of losing one. I’m not the only one asking that question, either.

      Brh

      • RIB February 7, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

        The old AFL had Marlin “the Magician.” Briscoe. CFN has Marlin “The Magnificent” BRH.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

        We need floating brothels to service our service men and to keep our female soldiers out of harms way. And of course those good girls who just get pregnant accidently may need a nursery.

        As aircraft carriers, they can land planes and take the girls home in serious cases.

        • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

          I was told there are ‘Birthing Centers’ aboard US Navy aircraft carriers. It has the ring of truth about it.

        • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 9:13 am #

          “We need floating brothels to service our service men”

          Says the man who indignantly insists that women are ‘not just a collection of holes’. Except when he arrogantly insists that they are.

          Just like he insists female testimony shouldn’t be given credence – except when it suits him.

          At least the Japanese eventually apologised for their use of ‘comfort women’.

          • benr February 8, 2020 at 9:36 am #

            Human nature is what it is.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 10:28 am #

            I agree. That’s why the hypocrisy is annoying.

      • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

        The strategy of a carrier, I believe, is to get its weapons off the decks before it is hit by a missile. The ship is expendable, the weapons are not. Between the weapons on the floating airfield, and the aegis frigates and the tomahawk weaponry, that is what puts fear in the hearts of the US enemies.

        If defense of the carriers was paramount, battleships would still exist. There is more defense capability on a battleship than any other type.

  10. Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 10:29 am #

    The pre-ripping of the paper. Ah, yes.

    I found the “acquittal” speech rather unspectacular, and rather well-delivered, to be honest. I would be interested to see who among us could speak without a teleprompter for over an hour and remain entirely on point. I would guess none of us.

    Here is a criticism of Trump, however: I don’t understand why he singled out Guaido in the SOTU. This guy is likely a CIA plant. This is also the sort of regime change he claimed to stand against. Odd situation to say the least, and I am curious to see how things develop …

    • ellipsis February 7, 2020 at 11:02 am #

      Let’s just say that Trump’s likely been “converted” in exchange for acquittal. Now there’s you quid pro quo that absolutely no one will ever look into.

      • Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 11:46 am #

        Interesting theory, though highly unlikely. Some said the same when he bombed an empty airfield in Syria, but the reasoning and logic behind that was rather obvious. It meant nothing in terms of foreign policy, but was wise when contextualized with the coup.

        I have never trusted Pompeo, however, and I wonder how Trump handles him.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      Remember the Shah?

  11. JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 10:31 am #

    GGG’s mind runs faster than his mouth. Too many thoughts running through his mind at once.

    Purists like JHK do not like that, but the rally crowds get fired up by it.

    • Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 10:38 am #

      I would agree. I also can’t imagine the pressure of making speech after speech, knowing the tiniest mistake is going to be amplified by a horde of low to middling-IQ narrative monkeys.

      The stress the guy has withstood (and his ability to remain composed) is truly incredible.

      • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:06 am #

        He not only has a thick skin, it is made of iron. Along with his family.

        • tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

          And steel and concrete just like New York. Hail the Golden Gladiator of Gotham!

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:59 am #

        Do they not all bear the same burden?

  12. snagglepuss February 7, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    Hilary Clinton was on “Ellen Degeneres” show yesterday. Must be getting ready to throw her hat into the ring.

  13. malthuss February 7, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    I read this online, its in reference to DJIA,

    I’ve lost hope that this nightmare will ever end.

    Trump is like a doctor saying the healthiest person he has ever seen is the comatose patient he connected to a life support machine.

    • ellipsis February 7, 2020 at 10:57 am #

      The DJIA is a measure of all the money that’s NOT circulating in the economy, but is instead tied up in a monumental, fictional, ponzi-scheme based, casino operation. Unfortunately for all, the money will die there as well when the air is finally let out of this greatest of all speculative balloons, and all that notional “wealth” is revealed to be just yet another digital electronic fantasy, like so many others we’re currently mesmerized by.

      • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:09 am #

        Stocks are in use in the economy and not sequestered anywhere. Same with bonds.

        • ellipsis February 7, 2020 at 11:29 am #

          Bullshit. Stocks bought and sold in the secondary markets are nothing more than scraps of paper. If they’re “used” for anything, it’s as a basis to take on more debt. Companies don’t actually produce anything with stocks after their initial issue, and increasingly often these days, not even then.

  14. teddyboy46 February 7, 2020 at 10:47 am #

    2020 reminds me of 1980 when millions of democrats voted for Reagan. Here we go again.

    • ellipsis February 7, 2020 at 11:00 am #

      It’s just a shame that we’ll waste so much money and hot air on the upcoming campaign season, when the outcome has already been pretty much guaranteed.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      More like 1984, when Reagan slaughtered the Left and the Media.

      • DrTomSchmidt February 7, 2020 at 11:26 am #

        Not gonna happen. Reagan won NY, MA, CA, WV. The first three would vote D if he were the devil. It’s gonna be very close. Dems in 1984 didn’t hate Reagan. They hate Trump.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

        We’re not the same country anymore, John. You’re forgetting the tens of millions of new people who will vote Democrat, both legal and illegal. Try and stop the latter!

        • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

          You are right! It is a different population than Reagan faced. Also, the insidious takeover of national institutions by the unopposed Liberals over the last thirty years.

          Look at the current situation, Janos, there is only one group that is fighting the takeover by the globalist led Democrats.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

            The Globalist lead Zionists with their puppet figurehead, “Trump”.

  15. Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    TDS

    Next….

    • Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      That was in response to EvelynV. Interestingly, her screed is now gone, and this response stands alone. Hopefully her nonsense was purged

      • Tate February 7, 2020 at 11:24 am #

        The SOTU was one big rolling troll of the dems. The GGG has truly driven them insane.

  16. Htruth February 7, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Harvard Professor Arrested Coronavirus Wuhan Ties?: https://youtu.be/rMOCkCKUlgI

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      tell us more, please.

    • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:04 am #

      Mr ‘Hammering Truth’ never has any substance – such as even a link to a half-arsed dodgy website. If what he ‘publishes’ has even a grain of substance, louder nut jobs like Infowars would be all over it.

  17. Superfishal February 7, 2020 at 11:08 am #

    Exhausted with the mental masterbation that ANYONE will ever be held accountable for their actions…TRUMP has control of the DOJ for almost 4 years..only prosecutions have involved his campaign folks…..#SAD
    LOSING FAITHIN THE SYSTEM

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 11:16 am #

      epstein, that actress from NXIUM, the bronfmans.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 11:17 am #

      The lesson to be learned is that when one party gains control of the government for too long, the government gets loaded up with that parties lackeys. The Bushes were Dem dupes. Since Reagan the presidents have all been patsies to the Deep State which is Leftist.

      If Trump gets another four years, he will be able to even out the bureaucracy again. The biggest lesson is that strong folks from each political philosophy must be rotated into power periodically to undo the damage that the opposition does as both sides have huge benefits and flaws. Balance is the key.

      • Tate February 7, 2020 at 11:36 am #

        Just got through with “The Age of Entitlement” by Christopher Caldwell. He offers no solutions to what’s happened since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, courtesy of LBJ. All he offers is a wrap-up of how it’s developed since then.

        The ancient Romans living under Augustus who thought they were still under the Republic were operating under the same delusion as the average White middle-class American is under today.

        (Not saying Trump is Augustus, only that things changed fundamentally in 1964. A revolution occurred then, according to Caldwell, but the White majority never noticed.)

        • Cargill February 7, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

          Check your white privilege comrade. Are you seriously suggesting the Civil Rights Act was a negative for the nation? A negative for African Americans?

          • RIB February 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

            Go shove a loaded can of Fosters up your piehole, Cargill. Maybe you liked to brag about the liberal immigration policy the land of diggers has.

          • Tate February 7, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

            Since the AAs became virtually the reason for us wypipo to go on living, how could I be suggesting that?

          • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

            us wypipo

            WHITE PEOPLE = wypipo?????

          • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

            Nation? Where? Nation means extended family – as in Clan, Tribe, Coalition of Tribes and then Nation.

            The United States is not a nation and hasn’t been for a long time. The founding population is now increasingly demonized. The word you’re looking for is “country”.

          • elysianfield February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

            “Check your white privilege comrade. Are you seriously suggesting the Civil Rights Act was a negative for the nation? A negative for African Americans?”

            Cargill,
            It can be argued that the Act was not a positive influence on the nation or the culture. Good effects, bad effects, possibly a net negative.

  18. newworld February 7, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    The Democratic party converted the USA into the Jim Jones cult circa the second term of Obama. It will end the same way when people just want to leave it, the cult will collapse, now we just need a dope to state the obvious, “Do you want to go home?”

  19. Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    Know what else is being covered up, by the dragging out of this impeachment theater? Harvey Weinstein’s trial.
    I notice a lot of celebrities are using up their outrage on the acquittal of President Trump on charges of Being Donald Trump. Will they have any of that outrage left if Harvey is not convicted of anything?

    Rob Reiner is still foaming-at-the-mouth enraged over Russian collusion. he knows all about that, but he didn’t know a thing about what Harvey was up to.

    What happened to believing the women?

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

      Meryl Streep giving Polanski a standing ovation.

      circle the wagons round.

  20. butter56 February 7, 2020 at 11:34 am #

    From my lowly point of view, the decline started with the post WW2 hubris and victory disease. In the early ‘60’s , when I was a boy, this was a more hopeful can do country. Anything seemed possible. So people like LBJ and Ted Kennedy decided that inside every person in the world was an American waiting to pop out. They opened the doors to the whole world without careful consideration of how the culture would be effected.
    For two and half decades, change was gradual, you know , the old story of the frog being so slowly boiled that he did not notice until it was too late. Then in the mid 90’s , we started to here the ludicrous propaganda slogans “diversity is our strength” and ‘all cultures are equal.” Well, we have got diversity now. So much so, as JHK says, it feels like 1860. Our culture is a shambles. As our host puts it, anything goes and nothing matters. That’s why we have the GGG and his even more idiotic adversaries.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

      No, it was no mistake. They were serving their class and the usurpers. Towards the end of his life, dying with cancer, Ted was drinking and singing on his boat with friends as he liked to do. He said he was glad he was getting out before things got really bad in America. He knew what his open borders would lead to.

  21. scoubidou123 February 7, 2020 at 11:42 am #

    You are perfectly right about Trump. He is a mental midget. For what it matters, I find his personality, his grift, his vulgar and ostentatious tastes and life repulsive.

    And yet! What he managed to do is nothing short of astounding. The landscape is littered with the corpses of his enemies. He entered the republican candidate field as a farcical side act, then, as the laughter died and things got serious, facing the opposition of his party’s establishment and Never-Trumpers, experienced and well-funded opponents and somehow he managed to squish them all. Then he faced Hillary, and the entire country’s media predicting apocalypse, the Fourth Reich, economic annihilation 24/7… and yet again he somehow prevailed. He had barely stepped into office that he had to face the revolt of, let’s call it The Swamp. Three years of Russiagate and Ukraine impeachment shenanigans and he is still standing, while the Democratic Party is convulsing, and the mainstream media credibility ripped to tatters. What were the odds? They will be writing tragedies about him for decades to come.

    Frankly I still don’t grok it all. It cannot all be due to an unexplainable string of cosmic good luck, can it? Surely he must have some qualities… If only him sensing fractures in american society, riding on them, and adroitly maneuvering the palace factions and coups, So, maybe secretly, he is actually playing 4-D chess? And then, I hear him speak, abruptly shattering all those speculative reveries and back to thinking, how on Earth could this man become president of the United States of America, and above all HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT HE IS BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE?

    • Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      Sure, kid. It’s just “luck.”

    • Kellyfrombayfield February 7, 2020 at 11:54 am #

      I agree, it boggles the mind.
      I somehow find myself rooting for him.

      • scoubidou123 February 7, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

        @Kellyfrombayfield

        ‘I somehow find myself rooting for him.’

        Just to make it clear, so do I.

        Obama was his polar opposite. Gifted orator, smooth, admirable personal life, adored by the media. Yet for all his personal qualities he was the most conformist politician imaginable. He had the political capital to shake things up about the many problems american society faces, health care, higher education, finance, manufacturing, foreign policy. He did nothing about any of them, No restoring order on wall street, more job-killing trade deals, a lot of nonsense about ‘disparate impact’ policies, Libya, Syria…

        • volodya February 7, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

          His administration threw uncountable billions at Wall Street, let millions of ordinary people fall into wrack and ruin, anointed Mary Jo White as SEC head regulating those same Wall Street banks she earned her living from previously. And he turned Libya into an ulcer bleeding refugees into the Mediterranean.

          • RIB February 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

            And lets not forget Barry was a first class racebaiter

          • volodya February 7, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

            And he mocked American workers, you know, those people clinging to guns and religion etc.

          • scoubidou123 February 8, 2020 at 10:11 pm #

            Yes, that is exactly what I said.

            I was saying that you can be a model citizen and husband and father and smooth and articulate politician, who cares if you are not tackling the issues in your society.

            I am not impressed with Trump the man. I do think he has identified social problems in the US. But he has not made much progress so far in adressing them.

        • Nightowl February 7, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

          Obama used a teleprompter in nearly every public appearance. There are a few classic clips where the device clearly malfunctioned and he was reduced to a stuttering wreck.

          The “If, if, if … okie doke” clip is a classic and shows just how awkward he was. He was also not under a microscope by the corporate press.

          Trump speaks without a teleprompter, and has done so repeatedly for hours. I don’t know how he does it, to be honest.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 7, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

      A mental midget? This man?
      https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1224036207962791936?s=20

      I used to find citizen Trump’s boorish ways distasteful. Now I find them endearing. His ‘secret’ isn’t a secret. He has the support of people like me, and we are not the low IQ rubes you think we are, or maybe I should say we aren’t the people the MSM says we are.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

        Yes, he mocked conventional job figures during his campaign and then accepted them after his nomination. He knew most would never notice and those that did wouldn’t care for the most part. That’s the real mystery – people like you who simply don’t care that he’s a Liar and a Deceiver.

        Rush is dying of lung cancer. Another fine figure of a Deceiver, one with a golden tongue and wicked wit. He endless mocked the dangers of smoking – so PC! Now the payment comes due.

        Truth is above all this. Who values It? Not one it seems sometimes – except for SSL and I. Jim. And Tate. It’s not enough.

      • Kim February 7, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

        As has been said, people don’t want freedom, they just want a fair master. Trump-love is an example of that.

        How many times have you heard people admit that they know he is lying about this or that, or doing entirely the opposite of what he campaigned on – and we could all name a dozen examples – yet they smile quite happily about it.

        Because he is their good master, you see. And they love him. Like the natural peasants they are.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 1:42 am #

          Well said! I think your are right. Pleasant people are usually peasants. Smiling cabbages.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 8:55 am #

            What’s wrong with peasants? Pays-ans… People of the land/country. Isn’t sweat-and-soil enough for you? Does it have to be blood?

          • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

            Two species who occupy the same ecological niche cannot occupy the same space. Thus chipmunks and squirrels don’t live near each other. Or closer to our point: the ruthless Grey Squirrel is genociding native English Red Squirrel by driving him out of one area after another.

            Why blame me? I am not the author of life. Or are you saying human being are exempt from the above – even after denying any supernatural cause that could make it so? The Fact remains: Whites are being driven out of their own neighborhoods and lands by ruthless foreign invaders – brought in by traitorous globalist governments.

            The only answer to our plight is similar to what has saved the Red Squirrel in some areas: a reintroduction of a kind of native weasel (I’m forgetting the exact name of the breed). The shy English squirrel is more cautious on the ground is able to escape them. The bold Greys not so much. In other words, a return to the Natural. Free our hands, and we’ll deal with the Swarthies as we have so many times before. But under this Babylon system, any show of Manhood by the Natives is crushed – much to the pleasure of biddies such as yourself.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

            I haven’t the slightest idea what all that word salad has to do with my question, which was merely to inquire why you look down your nose at peasants, given how attached they are to the land, to which you also seem attached.

            And as I told you last time you came out with your repetitive meme, you’re thinking of pine martens.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            And if you’re referring to red squirrels as ‘English squirrels’ that’s a little strange, since most of the UK’s red squirrels are in Scotland.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

            Yes, they’ve been driven out by the invading Greys. You just made my point, galaxy brain.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 6:28 am #

            Your point was in no way a mystery, Janos. But I see you are now copying other people’s insults as well. You can do better than that, surely.

        • messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 10:56 am #

          “As has been said, people don’t want freedom, they just want a fair master.”

          We don’t need another preside r, we need the King. Liberty is much preferred to simple freedom.

          Freedom is the ability to eat grass, and fly.

          “Truth is above all this. Who values It? Not one it seems sometimes – except for SSL and I. Jim. And Tate. It’s not enough.”

          “God’s Word is Truth.” Not to be confused with paraphrases, agenda serving translations of various texts, or private interpretations of the bible.

          People with the Word written on their heart [ the purpose of the New Covenant ] practice self-government under God and have no need of false-gods ( rulemakers ).

          • BornToKillPeace February 8, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

            “People with the Word written on their heart [ the purpose of the New Covenant ] practice self-government under God and have no need of false-gods ( rulemakers ).”

          • messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

            “Whites are being driven out of their own neighborhoods and lands by ruthless foreign invaders – brought in by traitorous globalist governments.”

            False-gods [ rulemakers ] and strangers are set over us because we stray away from our Kinsman Redeemer and refuse His Law. Repent [ change mind ] or Perish.

      • scoubidou123 February 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

        you are correct to catch yourself, I made no comment on your IQ or the IQ of Trump supporters.

    • volodya February 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

      Well if he’s a mental midget, his midgetry is exceeded by that of Hillary, plus a passel of Republican opponents in the nomination contest, plus the best brains of the Democrat brain trust, plus the billionaire billions donated to the Democrats, plus every Republican Never-Trumper that took to the media to denounce him. He beat them all. 

    • RIB February 7, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

      Let me help you sonny. To take Trump literally is a mistake. Not to take him seriously is a bigger mistake

      • SW February 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

        I’m trying to remember who was onstage with him in 2016 and I can only remember long suffering, weak-kneed “low-energy” Jeb (he really needs to change his name to Job) and low-charisma Marco. He’s fearless in crushing people which I don’t consider a noble characteristic but it’s put him in the spotlight and kept him there. Adam Prig Schiff has the same characteristic but he’s a weasel and wants to appear as a saint while destroying others.

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:19 pm #

      The landscape is littered with the corpses of his enemies.

      Bill Clintons body count.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

      Easy answer.

      He is diametrically opposed to the Deep State takeover of the country and unlike his GOP predecessors, he is willing to fight them tooth and nail.

      If you believe in individual freedom and responsibility, he is your guy. If you believe is dependency and government control, he is the devil incarnate.

      • Kim February 7, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

        He is a Zionist stooge. His nationalism is orange-skin-deep. He has as many positions as the hands of a clock.

        But don’t let plain, in-your-face facts stand in the way of whatever fantasy story you are telling yourself about him.

        He’s a leader and savior and a blessing all rolled into one big tubby orange package amen hallelujah, we’re saved.

        It’s going to be like Hart Celler never happened. He’s gonna roll back deficits, and end H1B, and root out the self-dealing permanent administration, and return high wage industrial jobs, and make China pay compensation for stolen technology…and who knows, maybe King Cotton will rule the South again.

        Except he can’t do all of those things. And is often enough doing the opposite. But isn’t that the design of fish traps…that once the fish swims in, it can’t swim back out.

        • akmofo February 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

          Zionism is 4000 years deep. Oldest nationalism there ever was.

          Being a “Zionist stooge” is good for you. You might learn a thing or two about what it takes to be a real people with a real purpose in life, as opposed to being a Vatican commie propaganda chimp and a chump suffering from constant cognitive dissonance.

          • Kim February 8, 2020 at 1:31 am #

            And there it is, it’s true, he does indeed cry out in pain.

          • messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

            Who is your Kinsman Redeemer ?

          • akmofo February 8, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

            Kim,

            You can’t be a “skin deep nationalist” if you’re a Zionist. It’s a blatant contradiction in terms. Zionism is the oldest surviving nationalism there is. Chimping commie propaganda only produces cognitive dissonance to the point of complete idiocy.

          • messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

            “Zionism is 4000 years deep.”

            You would name your donkey Pegasus.

          • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

            Pegasus is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa upon her death, when the hero Perseus decapitated her.

            To me, the modern Medusa is the Vatican. Decapitating the Vatican means simply shinning light on its dark testicles. These dark testicles are the gov mafia and the institutions we are constantly suffocated by. As to your messianicdruid donkey, that is Romanism itself. To transform that donkey to Pegasus, Christianity and Christians will need to transform into Judaism. We are starting to see this with Evangelical Zionism, and that’s a good first step.

            But Evangelical Zionists need to learn and understand that there is no one but GOD. Not the “son”, not the “Virgin”, not the “Ghost”, not the Roman Cross, not Caesar, or any other bullshit. There is no new covenant. Never was, and never will be. Same applies to Islam. You either follow the way of YeHeVeH as the TaNaKh describes, or you die of corruption spiritually culturally economically militarily politically physically, and disappear into the dustbin of history.

        • BornToKillPeace February 8, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

          Kim,

          “Opportunity Zones”

          This is long (and recent), never been a 130 characters person.

          What a terrible idea, ramping input from a longer 1 or 2 channels of focus at a time, to try 19 or 20 multitask concentrations at a time.

          If I was a deep state buffalo cake, I would culturally implement a lack of concentration to citizen structural affairs and focuses.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxaMnWGc3_Q&t=1215s

      • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:11 am #

        “If you believe in individual freedom and responsibility, he is your guy.”

        If you believe in corporate freedom and lack of responsibility, he is also your guy.

        • Majella February 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm #

          Himself is a great believer in his own Individual Freedom (to whatever he likes) but with NIL responsibility.

          It’s always someone else’s fault, and anyone who disagrees with him is pilloried on Twitter, with highly eloquent epithets like “horrible person” and “disgusting”.

          That’s all he’s got and it’s so obviously classic projection. Now, he’s displaying his personal vindicativeness in public, sacking not only Vindman (as is his right) but his brother too, who was not involved in the Lt Col’s ‘grievous treachery’ in telling the truth as he saw it?

          • Majella February 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm #

            Utter dickheads like Sen. Collins & Alexander making public statements that they thought ‘he’d learned his lesson and would think twice before doing anything like THAT again’.

            How utterly self-deluding. They voted FOR him in the ‘trial’ but before too long, they will inevitably suffer his wrath for being so egregiously outspoken.

          • Majella February 9, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

            Oh, look!

            It only took a figurative 10 minutes from the acquittal to this:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPTOQEEbZc0

  22. TiredOfTheTreadmill February 7, 2020 at 11:44 am #

    If the just in time system breaks down due to China being shut down, all of this political theater will become meaningless. At that point we will see exactly how (in)competent the leadership of this really is at all levels. The real chaos might be slowly rolling our way.

  23. BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 11:45 am #

    That was questioned at the time, butter56.

    When the gates were opened up to the 3rd world in ’65 Ted Kennedy assured the nation about 5 or 6 thousand immigrants per year would arrive here.

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

      and you refuse to look behind the curtain to see the small hats,
      Javits, Hart, Cellar..so there.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

        That would get in the way of his Normandy Beach fantasy of absolute Good fighting absolute Evil.

        • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 8:30 am #

          Actually the war in the west was more conventional than the Germany-Russia war in the east, similar to the start of WW1.

          Listening to my dad and uncles talk, they expressed some sympathy for the German soldiers they encountered ( up to the Battle of the Bulge).

          Brh

      • Uncle Bob February 8, 2020 at 8:19 am #

        Hart was an Irishman.

  24. volodya February 7, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

    The comedy is inadvertent, it’s the behavior manifest when delusion replaces reality. For how many years have they insisted that they’re the educated, the creatives, the expert class. Well, you can see the educated, creative expertise in full flower with this latest shambles following close on the heels of the Mueller debacle, all of these highly self-regarding smirkies convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that Trump was in league with Russians. or barring that, that Russian misinformation tilted the election. And it was utter craziness top to bottom. 

    But that wasn’t enough for now Iowa bursts on the scene, an embarrassment for the ages. But even that ain’t enough, no. Politico sez that a half dozen colored gals buzzed off Warren’s Nevada campaign complaining of workplace toxicity. You can’t make this shit up. 

    • BornToKillPeace February 8, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

      College educated blacks are so not opposed anymore than anyone else, that if they were, there would be no way they could have this much time for leisure complaining + audience.

      • BornToKillPeace February 8, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

        *oppressed

        • BornToKillPeace February 8, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

          They only think its workplace toxicity because they have worked so little and in such a narrow placement in their dumb lives.

  25. volodya February 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

    Here’s a prediction; that in the fullness of time it will be revealed that they tried to stick Bernie yet again, that the software issue was a gift from on-high to conceal the knife.

  26. scoubidou123 February 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    I hear more and more that Trump will surely win in 2020. OK, compared to predictions that 2016 was a cosmic fluke, that a Trump presidency will ravage the US and surely the country will return to sanity in 2020 by a landslide, it is incredible that he has a shot of winning again. But it still looks like a very dicy proposition to me. In 2016 Trump managed to win the presidency by the tiniest of margins, and as Democrats never fail to remind us, in spite of losing the popular vote. A few things to consider:

    Con-Trump:
    – opinion polls have always shown him being unfavorably viewed
    – in 2016 he was the anti-establishment candidate. Trump has now had 4 years to run things, and a record to defend on his promises about illegal immigration, building the wall, rapatriating manufacturing jobs from China and Mexico. How much did he deliver? Not much. Will he lose vote, is the novely wearing thin?
    – Trump made himself the man of the economy in general and the stock market in particular. If anything goes wrong before November (and it very well could) he is pretty much toast.
    – the secular demographic trends do not favor the republicans. Non-whites, big cities grow. Rural, white americans shrink.

    Pro-Trump:
    – the republican party has closed ranks and the never Trumpers have more or less vanished. The economy is actually rather strong. The apocalypse of financial ruin and neverending kristallnachts predicted keep not happening.
    – the opposition is extremely vulnerable. All leading democrat contenders have a lot of issues, and I can see Trump gleefully rippng through any of them in a campaign. There is a real chance that the dem leadership campaign will leave losing factions bitter.

    • RIB February 7, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

      Okay, Nostradamus. 1) Opinion polls have shown him to be unfavorably viewed. Are these the same polls that prediction the Crazy Crone to win by a landslide in 2016 ? 2) Is the novelty wearing thin? It’s kind of hard to accomplish anything when you spend 50% of your time defending yourself from collusion and quid-pro-quo slurs. 3) …..(and it very well could)? Let me guess…it’s a “feeling” you have that the economy can go sour, right ? My suggestion : Hookup with Daphne and Velma….a good threesome will clear your head

      • scoubidou123 February 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

        First, you can leave Nostradamus out of it. I certainly never claimed to know how things will turn out in November. I did the opposite, listing a number of reasons things might swing one way or the other.

        As to your points:
        1) yes, polls can be wrong, but even then, polls were actually rather close. People just dismissed the possibility that that clown Trump might close the small gap as inconceivable.
        2) that is your charitable take on things. My point is not that Trump had free reins to do what he wanted. It is that there are people – yeah, I read one just now – who now say: “in 2016 I thought I was voting for someone who would actually do something about immigration when, rhetoric aside, in actuality he did nothing, things are worse than ever, he is a lying swindler like all others, never gonna fool me again”. And Trump cannot afford to lose any vote he got in 2016
        3) hey, you’re on clusterfuck nation, where our gracious host has been writing for years that our financial system is a Ponzi scheme that could collapse any minute. So yeah, a couple of people here may think there is a chance of that happening soonish.

        You can leave me Daphne and Velma’s email.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

      One comment.

      The opinion polls have always shown him to be unfavorably viewed.

      The MSM was bought up by the Progressive people over the last number of years. The people’s source of information is the same media. The media controls the minds of much of the country. The surging of the stupidification of the American public aggravates the situation.

      Most of the polls are run by the same media, and admittedly Liberal slanted.

      • Majella February 9, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

        The 2016 national polls on the general vote were accurate enough. he lost the popular vote by 3 million-odd.

        In the end, the EC went his way, due to the smart strategy concocted by Bannon & Manafort (with or without Facebook ads targetted at the ‘Persuadables’. But I wouldn’t credit that strategic thinking to Himself, at all.

        He’s a blank canvas and people can project onto him whatever they like. I see the mope, the conman, the grifter, the dickhead and the compulsive liar. Others hereabouts see their Saviour, a Masterful Strategist, and Someone Appointed by God.

  27. bob February 7, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    Politics and economics are two entities that have merged into a deadly virus infecting the human psyche. Our infected minds are lost in the theatre of good and evil as reality sucks us further down the dark path of extinction.

  28. akmofo February 7, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

    Yes, Commies are sad, comical, and deadly.

    There are very credible stories that the Chinese “panda-soup” virus is not a natural virus and that it is a weaponized virus from a local bio-weapons lab in Wuhan, China. To my eyes, the Communist Party manufactured this bio-weapon catastrophe as a political cover for the predicted economic downturn as the huge debt bubbles in all sectors of the Chinese economy start to burst.

  29. volodya February 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    The Democrats nominated one walking, talking virtue-signal in the person of Barry O. They might do it again with Buttigieg, gay, married to a guy. Trouble is he’s White and not big with Blacks, or so I hear. But how’s he doing with Hispanics?

    I doubt his being gay cuts much ice with either Blacks or Hispanics given the material problems they’re facing like decent paying work, affordable accommodation and health care. But this is an opportunity for Trump, he can score here the way he did in 2016.

    • tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

      A meteoric mayor flashing across the sky. Gay vet, slick and articulate. Out of Harvard and Oxford. Cultivates Balack’s mannerisms. But I don’t believe blacks or Hispanics would go for a twink. A real smoothie.

      • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

        mayor of a small city. he is in it for the money and fame.

        he is so disgusting [an I try to remain neutral to the 2 parties].

    • malthuss February 7, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

      some say Barry is married to a guy. ask Joan Rivers.

      • Majella February 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

        Seriously? Is this old tope still taking up real estate in your head? Please…Joan was a great comedian. I doubt she ever said a serious word in her life, but you hold her joke up as ‘evidence’?

    • Kim February 8, 2020 at 1:27 am #

      I am waiting for Mayor Pete to be asked his opinion on bacha bazi. Thumbs up or down? After all, he spent some time in Afghanistan.

  30. tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

    This alone should illustrate why the Dems must not win. It is hard to believe, a real mind blower:

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-criminals-would-be-protected-from-deportation-under-bill-aoc-and-other-house-democrats-back

    • K-Dog February 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

      How would you feel about a bill that deports employers of illegal aliens? Perpetrator assets could then seized and sold off to pay for the program. Wouldn’t that be a great idea!

      Break a few windows to let everyone know what is going on and illegal immigration will end since illegals won’t have jobs. Just like other Americans who don’t have jobs because they only buy shit touched by Chinese hands.

      • K-Dog February 7, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

        Being as you believe in justice and all….

        • K-Dog February 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

          The bill: H. R. 5383

          • tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm #

            Truth and Justice and the American way. Employers of illegal aliens should not be deported but rather jailed or heavily fined.

            Use seized assets, if any, to build the wall and deport Democrats.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

            They’re Traitors. Jail time for traitors? Pretty soft. We’re at War!

        • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:11 am #

          Justice, yes, but for whom??

  31. Pucker February 7, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

    Jeffrey Epstein wants a re-canvassing of the Iowa Caucuses.

  32. malthuss February 7, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

    I get a kick out of these comments….

    They don’t need him to be president, they just need for him to stop Bernie.

    Pete is a sanctimonious little man, a preaching phony who worked for McKinsey, a fact that I wouldn’t be bothered by except for the usual liberal hypocrisy, a small town mayor that doesn’t even get along with his own police force, a John Kerry-type who wanted to pad his resume’ because he had his eye on the WH for years and years

    Pete wants to “enlarge” the Supreme Court so as to make it non-political??? Pete wants to do away with the Electoral College, but a little thing called the CONSTITUTION stands in his way. Pete raised his hand to DECRIMINALIZE the border and then he raised his hand to give all foreigners that cross our now open border FREE Medicare…IF THEY WANT IT???

    Pete told Al Sharpton that he favors REPARATIONS.
    Pete said that all 63 million voters that supported Trump are racists.
    Pete says that Jesus would not want to be used as a political weapon but that he would hate today’s Republicans????

    Even though a pandering Pete says that police are racist, Pete has ZERO support among black voters.

    Pete isn’t as bad as Warren and he isn’t as bad as BERNIE (by far), but he doesn’t have the legs to get over the finish line. A baby faced gay man with a husband will have a tough time winning nationally…I’m not saying that this is right (I supported gay marriage before Obama and Hillary Clinton), but facts are what they are.

    Globe desperately pushing Mayor Pete now that their two former favorites Warren and then Biden flame out. They are terrified of Bernie getting the nod. Talk about being on the wrong side of history. Pete is a boy, a smart boy but just a boy nonetheless. And as a combat veteran I don’t want to hear anything about his short term reserve service being a chauffeur for the Admiral in the Green zone.[I wonder if the admiral was into him].

    Yay, Pete, don’t forget to bring all the same Wall Street crooks in with you! Oh, you got that covered already? https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/buttigieg-hires-former-goldman-sachs-executive-as-policy-director.html

    That’s great! Oh, and don’t forget to surround yourself with shills for the fossil fuel industry – it’s only pragmatic! Oh, you got that covered too? https://tinyurl.com/wtukc4f

    Yay, Pete! You’re so much more than another slickly packaged, lesser-evil sell out from the corporate wing of the Democratic Party! We smart, pragmatic voters know that only a centrist who can eloquently explain why we can’t have good things for us and our kids can win!

    2/07/20 – 1:50AM
    Pete checks off all of the boxes for the DNC to be an outstanding candidate (Harvard, Army, Diverse, Erudite, Not Medicare eligible) including a failed run at improving things for the low and moderate income residents of a smallish town in rural north Indiana. Home run!

    …..what do you think?

    • tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

      Nice. Tops the list for billionaire donors.

      Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg. Peter Paul Mary Buttigieg.

      Yeah, this twink can sure hoodwink. Is it pink for the twink or more for the Husband?

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:16 am #

        You really don’t need to go after his sexuality. His political insincerity is all over the place to see. There’s enough to disqualify him for any thinking left-leaning voter. He couldn’t be more robotic & establishment if you stuck a broomstick up his arse. Oops- didn’t mean to go there…

  33. Cargill February 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    “I can’t say for sure that this makes him an ineffective manager of the nation’s affairs, but it does leave you kind of wondering. The fact remains, though, that his antagonists have behaved much worse, and now they are going to be punished.”

    I can’t believe James – or in fact anyone who is sentient at all – could make this statement and actually believe it. The behaviour of the Dumpster – and his whole professional career crime family, and the venal lackies around them – is so much much worse than anything anyone in the Democratic Party has ever even dreamt of.

    The statement is laughably silly – and the worst case of “both-siderism” I’ve seen for a long time.

    And now that the Dumpster has been given a total cover-up by the Senate traitors, he will indeed go more extreme extreme in his behaviour. He doesn’t just fantasise about being king and dictator – shooting someone on 5th Avenue at no cost – the Congress, through a craven Senate, has guaranteed it all for him.

    It doesn’t bear thinking about, what he’ll be liked if he wins a second term … it would be catastrophic.

    He will now be totally unchained and unbound, firstly in his revenge and victimisation of anyone and everyone who said a single word against him during the impeachment process (and especially anyone who told the truth, which was everyone who was critical).

    They will be hunted and hounded and persecuted and vilified – not because they misspoke, or breached laws, or betrayed the country, or were a security risk … no, they will be ruined simply for telling the truth, and naively believing they live in a society where the rule of law prevailed, and justice was based on truth and evidence.

    How wrong they were – indeed how wrong was the Democratic Party, in believing in a system that should exist but does not … the Republican Party thugs and their billionaire puppet-masters control the lot … and a craven mainstream media normalises all this for them.

    Meanwhile the rubes out in the flyovers believe (or go along with) all the crap pouring out – just so long as far-right judges are appointed, abortion is nailed down, and their precious white nationalist society can be allowed to struggle along for one ore generation.

    However James has been forecasting the demise of the Democratic Party for weeks / months / years … hasn’t happened yet (2018 was pretty successful) and I think he vastly under-estimates the overall goodness and good sense of a lot of American people.

    And the right-wing fruit-loops on here – hunkered down in their Idaho compounds of the mind – aren’t the Real America James, and they know it and you know it … no matter how much they gee each other up on this and other echo chambers.

    Have a great day – it’s pouring rain in Australia, and it’s most welcome!

    • Daddyotis February 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

      Snowing here in the northeast US, and we have a second amendment to protect ourselves from tyranny.

      Thanks for playing

    • tucsonspur February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm #

      “He will now be totally unchained and unbound…” I love it. Yes, let the beast within him rage, let him finally turn the page.

      • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

        I’m not sure if Cargill ever set foot on American soil, but he’s an expert on American politics.

        Posters here from the UK and former British Empire — Majella, Green Alba, Cargill, Elrond — appear to hate the President most. Good thing their opinions don’t really matter much.

        Brh

        • GreenAlba February 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

          I rarely mention him, and when I have, anything I’ve said about him has been far outdone by what Americans on here say about him on a regular basis – even some of the ones who support him.

          But I think you’ve just told us that what Americans on here say about the UK and Europe doesn’t matter. Fine. Take your ball home if you want to.

          • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

            My apology GA I should not have included your name in that post. You are correct you don’t criticize the President much. And I should have clarified ‘ opinion doesn’t matter much’ when it come to US politics, that’s all.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 8:05 am #

            No problem, brh, and thank you. But it does show that people should pay attention to what others actually, say, rather than extrapolate from their halo-effect mental picture of them.

            I occasionally mention your Prez. I have very occasionally referred to his comportment, but also to his use, as a businessman, of copious amounts of low-wage foreign labour (which is a credibility issue). In addition, I have made relatively rare comments have been about his actions that risk affecting us all. , I think if you’re going to seed the EPA with environmental psychopaths, you should call it something less Orwellian – maybe the Agency for Not Giving a Fuck about the Environment. I have nevertheless acknowledged benr’s information about tree planting (with a proviso).

            But on the matter of Russia, Ukraine or whatever else, I have quite explicitly said on several occasions that I believe he should stand or fall by the ballot box and nothing else (truly egregious behaviour excepted). Most of what I read on these matters is on here, so my commenting on them when I don’t live in the US would be a bit meaningless, in my view, and I prefer to leave it to y’all over there.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 8:09 am #

            “made relatively rare comments about…” Sorry, half edited that. 🙂

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 8:11 am #

            *In addition, I think if you’re going to seed the EPA…’.

            Gawd, should have had a cup of tea before logging on.

        • Cargill February 7, 2020 at 7:19 pm #

          We’ve been to 37 states, DC, and a few external territories too, comrade. Have spent about 18 months in good ole USA in total. Have close relatives who live there.

          But my expertise comes from (a) a lot of eclectic and moderate reading, (b) having a decent intellect, and (c) most importantly, not hating the Democratic Party, nor living inside the Dear Leader’s cult bubble.

          You could try it sometime – you might find it liberating (and in fact, even liberalising!).

          BTW y’all were also very much part of the former British Empire. And countries who were – and didn’t go to war over independence – have all done rather well: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and one or two others.

          • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:19 am #

            A lapdog Australian pontificating about the ills of the US! Oh, the irony!

          • Majella February 9, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

            “A lapdog Australian pontificating about the ills of the US!”

            “Lapdog”??? Australia was known as the ‘Deputy Sheriff’ when Shrub was intent on making large rocks into small rocks at great expense, but never a ‘lapdog’.

            And he’s NOT pontificating about the ills of the US – he’s pointing out the obvious with regard to Himself and his cultist followers, is all. A good 60% of the US population doesn’t suffer from that particular affliction.

        • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:16 am #

          I would be money he has not.

          As is so often in life, the ones who bloviate the most tend to know the least.

          Cargill’s post is a classic example. Just another wall of text full of little more than snark when actually broken down into anything that could begin to resemble an argument.

          I have no doubt that it took him 10 minutes to compose that, and in the end all it does is serve to advertise his greatest weakness. That being, ofc, thinking.

          • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 10:57 am #

            Nightowl, something you said on the previous thread struck me as slightly erm…unfair.

            You said that Meghan Markle is what ‘gentlemen refer to as a whore’.

            Hmmm. Now I have no particular opinion, or need to have one, of Ms Markle, but that inspired two thoughts. The first is that since the overwhelming majority of men currently make regular use of whores, even if only by proxy on the Interwebz, we therefore might conclude that ‘gentlemen’ – if not hypocrites – are a dying breed.

            The other thought that occurred to me was the obvious similarity between the trajectories of Ms Markle and one Melanija Knavs.

            Melania also has a background in *cough* glamour modelling, and there was likewise an issue over photographs some would have liked not to gain much prominence after her er…legitimisation. Legitimisation because the obvious difference between Melania and Meghan is that only Melania was shagging her beau while he was still married to his previous wife.

            So, what do ‘gentlemen’ call the erstwhile Ms Knavs? And why do they prefer to attack the erstwhile Ms Markle when they have a target so much closer to home?

        • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

          Marlin

          I don’t ‘hate’ him – I don’t hate anyone. But he’s a dangerous fool and I have to say so, whether you agree or not.

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:17 am #

        ‘Twelve More Years!!!’ TS?

    • Vinnie the Vintner February 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

      Cargill said, “Meanwhile the rubes out in the flyovers believe (or go along with) all the crap pouring out –”

      Well, dang it all! My country bumpkin ass is a bit chapped after all that stereotypical blather and lumping me and my people in some categorical shit pile you so eloquently describe. You’re just a bit overzealous with the hateful and bitter parts.

      I best not use any big words. They don’t want me to get off the farm.

      Some of us country bumpkins like to associate with all sorts of folks from all walks of life. Some of us bumpkins try to lift up people of all races and religions, mainly because we’re all part of the struggle. We actually help people and produce real results, unlike the Democratic Party over the past several decades. For the record, I’m not registered ‘R’, either. Me and my bumpkins serve the community, give money to local charities, serve on boards, establish scholarships, give a good UBER driver a $100 tip at Christmas, maybe even in July. Be careful throwing all those rocks. You might need our help one day.

      I previously said anyone here would be offered a glass of wine at my place, but I failed to mention the “Rube Disclosure”, which simply states: we don’t like mean people, we don’t serve assholes, and we will ‘fite ya’ if you push hard enough.

      Time for me to fix me and Maw an ‘Old Pal’ before we fluff up the straw. You’re not worth the read. Sad.

      Probably pisses ya off that I might even say a prayer for ya, too.

      • volodya February 8, 2020 at 10:32 am #

        Vinnie, what appalls me more than anything about the likes of our soi-disant elite and the people that shill for them is their sheer ineptitude, the sloppiness of thought and reasoning, the incompetence in planning and execution in virtually everything they touch, from the macro ie trade and foreign affairs, to the more narrowly focused ie national economic and monetary policy, to the more micro ie state and urban business. And that doesn’t count the farcical assemblage of frauds and ponzis we laughingly call financial markets.

        For myself, I judge people by results, and results for going-on two generations have been calamitous.

        How did Trump win power? See above.

        It doesn’t take a PhD to see what’s plainly evident. Trust your own eyes. And so it’s not that tough to figure out what happened. So-called “rubes” came to their senses. Far from being low-information” voters, they saw what was right under their noses. They told the tax-cut quackers of the Republican Party to stuff it, similarly the neo-liberals on the opposite side of the political spectrum, took note of the insults coming from Democrats, and voted accordingly. 

        Did the “rubes” take a chance? They sure did, the obvious calculation being the devil they didn’t know over the devils they knew only too well. 

        Trump spent decades in mobbed-up industries like real estate and casinos and so you’d think his personal and commercial dealings would be target-rich environments like few others. And so, to extricate Trump from the Oval Office, they send Mueller and a team of investigators after him. 

        Slam dunk, right? Easy work for the best and the brightest against the dumbest and the worst, right? And then, two years and tens of millions of dollars later, what’s the result? Trump still in office, Mueller covered in ignominy, likewise the msm and a multitude of pundits who assured us for two years that indictments are imminent. 

        It wasn’t just Mueller and his investigators. The Deep State, ie intelligence organizations, federal cops, much of the judiciary, the State Department, worked against Trump, all of them aghast at the presence of this electoral mishap.  

        I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that Trump had the might and resources of the United States government against him. But, incredibly, Trump still stands. He out-thought, out-fought, out-smarted all his adversaries. With all their supposed intellectual fire-power, they couldn’t beat him. 

        The results thus far are as much a tribute to Trump’s durability and cleverness as they are an indictment of the idiocy of our supposed betters.

        So when we get disparaging comments about the moral squalor of the man in the White House and the intellectual deficiencies of people that voted for him, I would suggest to those commenters that it would greatly behoove them and their ilk to first look at their own. 

  34. Vinnie the Vintner February 7, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

    Jim:

    Nice depiction of yesterday’s events. How in the hell any person can have their family subjected to the lies, abuse, and corruption we have witnessed in the past three years is beyond me. Trump is one tough son-of-a-bitch! I would have definitely been bumbling on that podium, but you would have missed the message for all the bleeps.

    If people are not convicted and jailed over this sham, the darker side of the moon will prevail, until it doesn’t.

    Paul Harvey-“In times like these it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.”

    I wonder if he would be saying that today? I know my poor old grandad would not. He would have never voted for a “Jesse Helms”, but I knew him well enough to know that he would not be voting for any of today’s Democratic candidates. .

    Speaking of “Top 10” heroes. Number one, my grandfather. God bless, him. Wished he were here.

  35. WayfaringStranger February 7, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

    IMO Trump sprang from the Internet, maybe from a server located in NYC, but not like a normal human from the city itself.
    And he doesn’t speak in incomplete thoughts – he speaks in memes. He calls up an idea that is meant to connect briefly, then he moves on to the next one. A conceptual slideshow.

    • JohnAZ February 7, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

      I think that is a good point. He is a product of social media.

      If so, everyone better get used to it. The newest generations are all
      going to sound like this.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

      Who needs thoughts (so slow!) when you have instincts, the higher octave being intuition?

      Thought is merely a temporary stopgap in evolution between the two.

      • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:15 am #

        You (Janos) continue to be your best self when you vibrate at this level. Good work!

        • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:19 am #

          Pseudo-intellectual tripe.

  36. Pucker February 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

    Jeffrey Epstein exceeded the media pundits’ expectations in the Iowa Caucuses.

  37. Pucker February 7, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

    Sniffing glue in the Iowa Caucuses….

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWBIOtX3Rk

    • BackRowHeckler February 7, 2020 at 7:08 pm #

      Kid in town here just got sentenced to 20 years in state prison for being caught on a kiddie porn site. (2nd offense) About 20 years ago when he was very young his whole family was wiped out in auto accident and he himself, while the only survivor, suffered severe brain damage. Jeffrey Epstien was actually trafficing underage girls and he got a slap on the wrist.

      And here’s the kicker, turns out the State Police was actually sponsoring the site, trolling for offenders.

      Brh

      • Pucker February 8, 2020 at 4:40 am #

        Some blokes literally can’t resist the sight of the female human body in some circumstances. I always thought that it was a very dirty trick for the local police departments to set up fake prostitution stings at local hotels by publishing photos of hot women on the internet to lure blokes into the trap. Then the cops would steal the bloke’s cash.

        Don’t the cops have anything better to do?

  38. Bill7 February 7, 2020 at 6:43 pm #

    Bernie Sanders is a “Leninist” according to Mr. Kunstler. Mmm, really?

    And as for this bit:

    “..The fact remains, though, that his [Trump’s] antagonists have behaved much worse, and now they are going to be punished.”

    With due respect, can the author be serious? No, Mr. Trump’s
    antagonists are *not* going to be punished; not unless the whole
    defective system crumbles. Maybe a third-stringer or two gets
    indicted, to no systemic effect. We will see. 😉

    • Cargill February 7, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

      “..The fact remains, though, that his [Trump’s] antagonists have behaved much worse, and now they are going to be punished.”

      “Punishment” implies due process of law – no – they won’t be punished in a formal legal way … they will be slandered, libelled, dismissed, demoted, persecuted, twitterised, bad-mouthed, and generally trashed.

      The Dumpster sends a message: “I am the King – if you attempt to strike the King, you must make sure you kill him, otherwise retribution will be swift and brutal”. And it’s happening already, just like Adam Schiff said it would.

      • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:24 am #

        Ok,everyone. This week’s talking point is “Trump is a King”

        Long live the McResistance. Have a Pepsi, my dull friend.

    • Cargill February 7, 2020 at 7:34 pm #

      Vindman has been sacked and frog-marched out of the White House. Stand by for the cultists to claim that it is totally justified! Long Live The King they will cry!

      • Bill7 February 7, 2020 at 9:12 pm #

        Can you tell me how to safely and conclusively identify one of the “cultists” that you mention? Thank you.

        s/ independently-minded.

        • Cargill February 8, 2020 at 3:01 am #

          “Can you tell me how to safely and conclusively identify one of the “cultists” that you mention?”

          Indeed … with just one example, I can refer you to PeteAtomic below – expressing belief that Joe Biden shows genuine visible support to Alexander Vindman – the guy has been sacked for telling the truth as a decent public servant.

          And most people on here are snowflake hypocrites anyway – if they were sacked for telling the truth – or just doing their job decently and properly out in Podunk Indiana – they would cry like babies, or scream blue murder, or squeal like stuck pigs.

          But they cheer the retribution and revenge the Dumpster in now enacting – because the are cultists with zombie-dead minds.

          Need any more proof, comrade?

          • Bill7 February 8, 2020 at 4:08 am #

            Commenter “Cargill”:

            Your comment is incomprehensible and without useful context.

            Try to do better. “Dumpster” ? “Comrade”?

            You should be over at CIA-funded Daily Kos™…

          • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:32 am #

            It is true, Vindman told the truth. That is one of the reasons Trump was acquitted, as Vindman clearly stated he had no first-hand information of any crime.

            Are you hurting? Is this a bad time to post?

          • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 9:50 am #

            65 million Trump voters — all cultists.

            Cargill spent a few years in the US apparently, read some anti Trump books, and watches CNN. That qualifies him as an expert in US politics.

  39. K-Dog February 7, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. —Philip K. Dick

    • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:23 am #

      You left out the parenthetical (and the drugs wear off) . PKD knew his recreationals.

  40. PeteAtomic February 7, 2020 at 9:07 pm #

    wow, just fucking painful watching this democrat presidential debate right now…

    good grief..

    Biden– “everybody stand up and clap for Vindman”

    wtf?? jesus

    • Cargill February 8, 2020 at 2:45 am #

      Biden– “everybody stand up and clap for Vindman”

      It’s what decent people do for other decent people everywhere.

      You wouldn’t know anything about decency, down in the cultist bubble, licking Dear Leader’s boots.

      Vindman is a decent American … Dear Leader is a criminal scumbag.

      Is everything clear now … even for the REALLY slow ones out there?

      • K-Dog February 8, 2020 at 3:58 am #

        Part of Trumps success is to blatantly enjoy the outrageous.

        Vindman has a twin brother and Trump fired both of them.

        Reminds me of when I was 18. I met these two blond Norwegian girls who were both working in a Dairy Queen in a small town about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities. The only double scoop was in my imagination but thinking back on it……

        Trump must have rubbed one out over this.

        • Bill7 February 8, 2020 at 4:09 am #

          Sounds damn good to me.

        • Cargill February 8, 2020 at 5:40 am #

          “Vindman has a twin brother and Trump fired both of them.”

          We’ll see if the Dear Leader you drool over can legally fire either of them. You might like the country to be just like North Korea, but most thinking people do not.

          In five years you will squirming with embarrassment that you were ever suckedf in by this flimflam.

          • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:11 am #

            Christ, give it a rest. Our “Dear Leader” is just a symptom of the current rot, not the disease. I dare say K-Dog has never once considered Trump a “Dear Leader” in even his most delirious of moments.

            And “legally?” In case you haven’t noticed, “legally” currently means whatever those in power, regardless of their nominal political affiliation, says it means. That was what was so funny about the whole impeachment fiasco: two openly corrupt political crime families arguing over the “legality” of anything at all. Frankly, I’d be much more impressed if they simply armed up and fought it out to the bloody end on the steps of the capitol. Now that I would have paid to see!

          • messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 10:11 am #

            “You might like the country to be just like North Korea, but most thinking people do not.”

            If Trump can’t fire them, who can?

            He’s not going to feed them to his dogs. Simply returned to the military.

        • PeteAtomic February 9, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

          “Reminds me of when I was 18. I met these two blond Norwegian girls who were both working in a Dairy Queen in a small town about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities. The only double scoop was in my imagination but thinking back on it……”

          I think I slept with those two chicks 😉

          • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:25 am #

            You THINK? You mean, you did it in your head? Only?

      • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:28 am #

        Lots of posts recently.

        What event could have triggered such emotion?

        https://i.imgflip.com/2u4cdm.jpg

  41. toktomi February 7, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

    A quick glance at my divinely endowed crystal ball tells me that nobody is going anywhere and nothing significant is going to change.

    If anyone disagrees then put your money where your mouth is, take it to Vegas, and put it on the line.

    The entire pile of excrement in all of its silly machinations that used to be the United States of America is going to be here until “they” pull the plug and flush the masses down the drain.

    But silly stories in the interim are great for keeping the zombies and simpletons entertained, I reckon.

    ~toktomi~

    • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:02 am #

      Tend to agree. Lots of theatrics these days, but quite predictably, never any substantive change.

  42. tucsonspur February 8, 2020 at 1:19 am #

    Music to Mr. JHK’s ears, and ours. Trump will stop ugly federal buildings:

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/07/behind-the-white-house-move-to-stop-ugly-federal-buildings-and-the-architects-who-stand-in-the-way/

    Who said he’s ‘Ostentasteless’?

    • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:46 am #

      That is unexpected and uplifting news.

      Before moving overseas, I lived in DC, and I was always struck by the contrast of the beautiful late-19th-century architecture found in the neighborhoods (we had a small row house in NE), as well as buildings like Union Station, with so many of the monstrosities put up on the National Mall (fine examples in that post) and some of the office buildings in the surrounding area.

      • malthuss February 8, 2020 at 11:17 am #

        monstrosities put up on the National Mall–the statue of Mark King, aka MLK.

        • Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

          Modern art and architecture are generally a blight on humanity.

          When I lived in DC, I used to go to the National Gallery on my lunch break. Spent the entire hour or so in there most times.

          One day I ventured into the Hirshhorn. The one exhibit I had time for contained massive canvases that were either painted a single color (with nothing else) or that had a max. of three colors with some tiny geometric shape tucked in a random corner.

          My 5-year old’s pirate drawings are more detailed and time consuming.

          The Hirshhorn itself also resembles something one might see on the Maginot Line, complete with a sculpture garden that resembles a system of trenches.

          Truly inspiring.

    • Cargill February 9, 2020 at 10:19 am #

      “Music to Mr. JHK’s ears, and ours. Trump will stop ugly federal buildings.”

      I sincerely hope the Dumpster doesn’t get to pick the winning designs. You’d wind up with embassies and federal prisons looking like a cross between a 19thC New Orleans bordello, a casino from the cheap end of the Las Vegas Strip, and a pro shop out in Podunk.

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 6:55 pm #

        “I sincerely hope the Dumpster doesn’t get to pick the winning designs.’

        Well, he CAN do “whatever the hell he likes!” and this is the sort of thing a megalomaniacal narcissist would see as a real role for him because ‘nobody knows buildings like I do – nobody!’

  43. K-Dog February 8, 2020 at 4:26 am #

    Some oil will no doubt continue to be produced for decades to come. But once the energy industry has downsized to focus on the dwindling reserves of truly profitable oil, there is going to be a lot less of it and a great deal more competition to access it. That, in turn, means that environmental campaigners will soon be getting a taste of what a low-carbon economy really looks like – and rest assured it will look nothing like our contemporary economy but with wind turbines instead of diesel engines.

    We won’t be in Kansas anymore. Or rather if you are it is really going to suck.

    • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:00 am #

      Disagree. Actually, small town ‘Murika will be the place to be (assuming one has no choice but to be in ‘Murika), although Kansas will, granted, be one of the decidedly less desirable small town locales to choose from. Won’t be no picnic there either, but it will continue to beat the shit out the big cities.

      As to your main point, yes, low-carbon is going to totally suck for a population addicted to the opposite. Regardless, this day was always inevitable, so might as well get on with it and learn to deal.

    • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 9:32 am #

      When is this going to happen, K-Dog? Because right now there appears to be plenty of petroleum to go around.

      I know you think we are on the verge of economic collapse. But I would postulate there are still too many competent, practical, intelligent people in the US for it to collapse thru resource depletion, yourself for example, as an electrical engineer. Because it seems the most important resource is not oil, but human. For example, how did European Jews build such a prosperous nation on a strip of barren desert land on the eastern edge of the Med? Similarly, Mormons in Utah, descendants mostly of New England Yankees, created order and prosperity on a salt wasteland possessing no discernable natural resources. What natural resources do Taiwan or Japan have, beside having some of the highest standard of living in the world? Conversely, Zimbabwe was is full of everything needed to produce wealth and plenty and indeed was once the breadbasket of southern Africa; just last week I read there are reports of famine in Zimbabwe. South Africa is headed in the same direction now that its trained engineers, administrators and ranchers are leaving. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, but is an economic and social basket case, and gives the closest example (outside Haiti) to what collapse in the western hemisphere looks like.

      There’s till too much prosperity here … in my own little world — and we are nobody special — I don’t know anybody who is unemployed, in economic distress, in serious debt, or is generally struggling. Instead it’s new trucks and European vacations all around. In fact I think some of the people around me live too high off the hog and a stretch of hard times would do them some good.

      Brh

      • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 10:04 am #

        brh

        While I agree with you that some places do more with less, while others seem to do little with a cornucopia of theoretical opportunities, I don’t think ‘it seems the most important resource is not oil, but human means an awful lot more in the very long run than ‘the stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones’. The important issue being that stones were a technology, not an energy source. So are human brains (which are themselves an energy consumer).

        Likewise the confident 1970s French TV (pro-nuclear) adverts that said ‘En France on n’a pas de pétrole, mais on a des idées’ (In France we have no oil, but we have [plenty of] ideas’) can only take you so far.

        Their electricity is overwhelmingly from nuclear – I said I’d look into what they do with all the waste, but haven’t done it yet.

        Interestingly, if you google ‘what does France do…’ the first thing that comes up is ‘with nuclear waste’, way above ‘for fun’ and ‘for Christmas’! Other enquiring minds clearly want to know. Or maybe Google’s just chucking my reading habits back at me?

        Anyway, I think, rather than pretending we can keep producing as much energy (from whatever sources), we’d do better concentrating on recalibrating our various infrastructures (from transport to domestic to medical and everything else in between) to produce priority outcomes with less available energy. Letting ourselves down gently…ish.

        For a start, nobody needs as much meat as is eaten daily in America and a few other places. And if there weren’t all those horrific industrial cow-growing plants to feed the greed it would also have the benefit of not squandering the last of our anti-bacterial arsenal on the prophylactic treatment of animals kept in inexcusably inhumane conditions. People could still have a burger, but just not every single day. And when your child got pneumonia, the antibiotics might just work for a bit longer.

        In medical terms, we will gradually have to accept that, for example, midwifery and obs & gynae services that promote healthy childbirth outcomes have to take precedence over treating people of my age expensively for cancer. Hard choices. Hope I get a few more years before they have to be made (maybe I’d get points for the childminding!). But they will have to be made.

        • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 11:07 am #

          I was a little kid in the 1960s but I know we got by fine on a lot less than we have now, living on my father’s Korean War pension in a small 200 yo house alongside the Farmington River, heated with wood, and we had 1 car, a little ford falcon.

          When I read TLE I thought, “Great, now maybe we’ll be seeing horses clippety clopping up main street again”. (Something that ended before my time, but I’ve seen pics)

          I myself live pretty frugally, don’t drive too much, keep the thermostat low, don’t spend money unnecessarily etc. I could easily get by on less — I know it’s possible — but I’m afraid the people around me would have trouble adjusting.

          Brh

        • K-Dog February 8, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

          Anyway, I think, rather than pretending we can keep producing as much energy (from whatever sources), we’d do better concentrating on recalibrating our various infrastructures (from transport to domestic to medical and everything else in between) to produce priority outcomes with less available energy. Letting ourselves down gently…ish.

          Billionaires in charge have other ideas. Sorry.

        • RIB February 9, 2020 at 8:43 am #

          Maybe your health would be a lot better if you spent less time obsessing on the negative, plus obsessing on things you think we have control over, but don’t

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:36 am #

            My health is perfectly fine, RIB, but thank you for your concern. I’m touched.

            There are many things we could have control over, were our societies organised differently.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:39 am #

            You might enjoy Barbara Ehrenreich’s Smile or die: How positive thinking fooled American and the world.

            She had cancer too, but I read it long before I did. It’s equally good on the financial crisis and Deepak Chopra (see Quackwatch, if it’s still on the go).

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:41 am #

            America, not American…

      • stelmosfire February 8, 2020 at 10:06 am #

        I’ve wondered since the US is producing so much oil by fracking have any other countries started the fracking process if it is possible there? There are many other huge oil fields which may be brought back into major production if possible by fracking. The oil may not be cheap but there would be plenty available. A quick search didn’t find much info for me. Also we flare so much NG that could be brought on line but probably expensive.

        • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 10:22 am #

          Yes, seeing gas flaring to no useful purpose is actually quite distressing, StE. It’s like watching people leave their engine idling for half an hour when they’re waiting for someone, rather than just putting on a warm jacket – if you’re going to pollute, better that it is for a justifiable purpose, at least.

          If there are waste projects that capture methane from the anaerobic digestion of our rubbish and use it to heat homes, there must be more that can be done in terms of not wasting the NatGas at source.

        • Cargill February 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

          “I’ve wondered since the US is producing so much oil by fracking have any other countries started the fracking process if it is possible there?”

          Fracking is well established in Australia, but not without controversy. Farmers (and other rural folk) do not like it, when it disrupts communities, wrecks country roads, pollutes water sources, and ruins good farmland.

          Rural folk are generally pretty conservative, but in respect of fracking, they are not.

          Anyway, James has observed on here many times:

          1. Operators cannot make a profit from fracking
          2. The economy can’t afford the real cost of the product
          3. The wells go into steep decline very quickly
          4. It is a nasty, polluting activity

          I’d invest my money somewhere else, I reckon.

        • Tate February 8, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

          Let me know if y’all can come up with a solution before Monday’s post. I’ll email it to my nephew the oil company executive & he can get right on it. I’ll even spread some of that sweet royalty money around amongst you fine folks.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 6:55 am #

            Tate

            I’m sure your nephew is well aware of developments.

            https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/energysource/an-approach-to-reduce-unproductive-flaring-of-natural-gas-the-development-of-new-gas-to-liquid-technology/

            Perhaps he even, you know…cares about waste and unnecessary environmental damage to no economic purpose. I mean we’re not entitled to think he’s a psychopath just because he’s an ‘oil company executive’.

            Only you would know.

          • Tate February 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

            Interesting, however, the process probably wouldn’t eliminate all flaring.

            I’ve suggested to my nephew tongue-in-cheek that they should just put baffles up around the stacks to shield the flaring from public view. This would discourage criticism by the scolds, out of sight – out of mind, so to speak.

            This approach seems to work in keeping the truth hidden about the kebabi rape gangs in the UK, for example. Ignored by the unofficial organs of state propaganda such as the Guardian newspaper, your typical tricoteuse is kept happily oblivious.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

            I see your mind hasn’t improved, Tate.

            And nobody suggested it would eliminate all flaring.

            I’d like to have hoped executive nephew could use his brain to better effect. But I’m guessing from your conversation with him that he’s probably just a sideways chip off the old psychopathic block.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:09 pm #

            And if it takes you that long to come back with an answer that’s made such a self-conscious effort to include two bits of puerile sexism, you could have taken the time to proofread it first and remove the dangling modifier in your last sentence.

            Or maybe you really did mean the tricoteuse was ignored by the Guardian. 🙂

            Such a shame – bit like getting your punchline wrong.

      • K-Dog February 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

        But I would postulate there are still too many competent, practical, intelligent people in the US for it to collapse thru resource depletion.

        Physics will win and all the Kings horses and all the Kings men can’t put fossil fuels in the ground again.

        Humans as a resource. Are you kidding? Humans consume resources. I have the sad and growing realization that intelligent people are like wild animals in a world filled with sheep. What kind of resource needs self help books to know how to be happy.

        How did European Jews build such a prosperous nation on a strip of barren desert land on the eastern edge of the Med?

        Fossil fuels guns concrete steel and theft. That is how they did it.

        You agree there was too much prosperity. I’m already putting it in the past tense. Much recent prosperity has been consumed by smart people trying to keep our doomed system alive. The smarts of which you speak have been socially diverted to become the cleverness of madmen. People can’t deal with the consequences of finite resources on a planet that does not grow real estate.

        For about a generation after its founding, Salt Lake City was very much the kind of society its founders intended. A grand experiment in centralized planning and cooperative imagination, it was a relatively self-sufficient, egalitarian, and homogeneous society based mainly on irrigation agriculture and village industry. Religion infused almost every impulse, making it difficult to draw a line between religious and secular activities. A counterculture that differed in fundamental ways from its contemporary American society, it was close-knit, cohesive, and unified, a closely-woven fabric with only a few broken threads. The hand of the Mormon church was ever present and ever active.

        Farming virgin land is not making a new life in a salt wasteland. You also make wild claims not dealing with population in any way. In 1950 the population of Zimbabwe was less than 3 million. Now it is over 13 million. The elephants living there are not to happy about this. Some remember better times. They don’t know about your prosperity.

      • Tate February 8, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

        Large arrays of solar panels in either LEO (laser transmission to earth) or geo-stationary orbit (microwave trans.) will yield extravagant returns in solving humanity’s energy needs. The japs are already working on this.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 9, 2020 at 3:01 am #

          And why not have them refocusable into a star wars defense system that will protect the United States from those evil Russkis and Huns? Or illegal Aliens trying to immigrate into our Solar System?

  44. Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 4:39 am #

    Pete caught inserting fake applause into his CNN video clips.

    LOL.

    https://twitter.com/CPDAction/status/1225630654404186112

    • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:22 am #

      Pete’s a fine young asset, er.., young man. OK, let’s settle on operative. On the plus side, it’s nice to see the spooks coming out into the light of day these days. I seriously wonder if the whole trendy gay man shtick isn’t just a put on too.

      • Nightowl February 8, 2020 at 8:17 am #

        Ha. You’ve got me wondering now, too …

      • malthuss February 8, 2020 at 10:15 am #

        hes the real deal.

  45. Pucker February 8, 2020 at 5:15 am #

    Jeffrey Epstein won the Iowa Caucuses. All of the security cameras and the new App malfunctioned during the Iowa Caucuses.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2qM5-DsSU

    • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:23 am #

      Funny thing is, he’d probably be the best alternative, even dead.

  46. Pucker February 8, 2020 at 7:22 am #

    “We’ve got to come together as a Party to scam the American People and to defeat Donald Trump.”

    • ellipsis February 8, 2020 at 7:29 am #

      Better: we’ve got to throw the election to Trump to tamp down all this socialist non-sense (I’m sure pay-offs – both political and monetary – will be made to soften the blow). The Dems don’t truly hate Trump at all. Rather, they actually envy him for moving on to the next big thing before they did. HRC wanted so bad to carry that mantle, but her feeble imagination just wan’t big enough. Unfortunately, not so, her sense of entitlement.

      • Cargill February 9, 2020 at 9:57 am #

        “The Dems don’t truly hate Trump at all. Rather, they actually envy him for moving on to the next big thing before they did.”

        Correction – I expect the Democratic Party truly hates the Dumpster. How could a reasonable person not? He has come out and attacked the military record of Alexander Vindman.

        The guy has purple hearts! How low, vile, and despicable can one human being get? How much bile is in him … how much vengeance does his psychotic ego require?

        And all this from ‘Bone Spurs’ – the guy born into a corrupt wealthy family, and who has never spent one single day in military service. What a pathetic excuse for a man Dear Leader (monkey orange face) is.

  47. malthuss February 8, 2020 at 10:26 am #

    I found this,

    Can’t even go out to enjoy a good movie anymore.
    Today’s new movie that just hit the screen is one called
    Rhythm Section.

    The trailer reveals a typical woke Hollywood trash movie with the weak looking white female lead going on a revenge killing spree against old white men for killing her family in a plane crash.

    Of course, she somehow obtains super-human strength and to top it off, the trailer shows a scene of a big black buck pumping her against a wall.

  48. capt spaulding February 8, 2020 at 10:29 am #

    Saw on CBS news that the temperature on the NW Antarctic Peninsula on Thursday was 64.9 degrees farenheit, while on the same day in Dallas, Texas, it was 52 degrees.

    • capt spaulding February 8, 2020 at 10:34 am #

      fahrenheit, sorry.

    • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

      You don’t say.

      Well, time to ban fossil fuels then.

      • capt spaulding February 9, 2020 at 10:39 am #

        That’s as deep as you go huh? Nothing like a simplistic solution to a complex problem, is there? You should be working on that middle east peace plan with Jared. You guys would have it solved in a couple of days.

        • Nightowl February 10, 2020 at 8:52 am #

          Any updates for us on Trump’s crimes yet?

          You were so sure.

          • capt spaulding February 10, 2020 at 9:37 am #

            I knew he’d walk.

  49. malthuss February 8, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    how tall is pete?
    https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/pete-buttigieg-height/

    • malthuss February 8, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      The possibilities are limitless, as long as you prohibit your candidate from standing next to extremely tall people.

      Especially not 6’4” folks named Beto O’Rourke.

      Here are some good examples from Buttigieg’s Instagram of efforts to hide his height:

      ‘the fdr’—post of him seated.

      • Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

        His height is the least of his concerns.

        He has the look of a ventriloquist’s dummy, and a certain sweaty sheen. The skin crawls.

        Won’t work on TV in the long run. And his greatest achilles heel is the fact that very few Americans will be comfortable with a First Man.

        It can work here in Europe, because politicians and the media don’t hyper-focus on sexuality or advertise it as a positive quality for which one would want to vote for (or want for themselves). It is a private subject.

        He is doomed no matter how much his algorithms and Soros’s funding grease the wheels.

        Trump is currently running unopposed.

    • stelmosfire February 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

      Mayor Pete is short so I guess he should stand next to Mayor “Billion Dollar an Inch” Mike from now on.
      https://twitter.com/drspago/status/1224044327988580355

  50. Pucker February 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

    Speaking of the Iowa Caucuses, I think that you can make money uploading porn videos to YouTube? Do you know anything about monetizing homemade porn videos? I heard that you need at least 75,000 views to make $100 bucks a month.

    • GreenAlba February 8, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

      If you’re handsome enough, Pucker, you’d probably make more money being a webcam tramp. 🙂

      • Pucker February 8, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

        Why do they call Mayor Bloomberg “Million Dollar an Inch Mike”?

        • stelmosfire February 8, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

          “Billion an inch” because he is 66 inches tall and he’s worth 66 billion dollars. Seems like a lot of 6’s to me.

          • elysianfield February 8, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

            “Billion an inch”

            Saint,
            Well, by any measure I would be rich…5 billion dollars still goes a long way.

          • stelmosfire February 9, 2020 at 9:37 am #

            Ef, a “long” way? How Long is a Chinaman?

          • elysianfield February 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

            Saint,
            j2, 3 Billion, tops.

            Or so I’m told.

  51. elysianfield February 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Fred is up! Those sentient among us read it and weep;

    https://www.unz.com/freed/china-and-america-scoping-out-the-megacepts/

    • SoftStarLight February 8, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

      Democracy does devolve into Idiocracy. Sad but true. But at the same time, how will the Wuhan Coronavirus change the trajectory of China? Still so many unanswered questions about the whole situation and the world tries to move on. But cases continue to multiply and spread both inside and outside China. The threat to the economy and social order globally and locally is catastrophically underestimated in my opinion.

      • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

        I did ask upthread if this coronavirus, combined with events in Hong Kong, could threaten the hegemony of the ruling Communist regime in China. WSJ had a pretty good article on that exact subject today. Apparently, Xi is nowhere to be seen.

        • SoftStarLight February 8, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

          Interesting. Yeah I heard that Xi has disappeared into the woodwork too. I am also hearing that the healthcare system in China is totally overwhelmed despite the state run media showing pictures of orderly hospitals. Anything is possible and we know so little about what’s going on because they are so secretive there.

  52. Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

    The horror. The horror:

    https://vdare.com/posts/better-dead-than-rude-only-a-slim-majority-favors-banning-those-already-infected-with-coronavirus-from-entering-us

    Not people from China per se – but those already KNOWN to be infected. This is the result of 12 or 16 years of schooling. It does what it is intended to do: break the spirit and separate people from their natural instincts and common sense. And let’s face it: any “learning” is pretty small potatoes compared to the loss of those. But such a loss is exactly what is required to be an “employee” and submit to the irrational and deprive yourself of what you need (like more sleep or to sit down).

    In other words, I submit that if a poll was taken of the uneducated, the healthy response of banning the infected and to be safe – everybody from China – would be much, much higher. Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Close the schools. The people will benefit a hundredfold – The Tao Te Ching or The Way and its Power by Lao Tzu.

    To reiterate: Very few can benefit from advanced schooling. For most it will remain an external thing, becoming just ideology. Few will have the capacity to reason upon that which is received – and few schools even allow for such a thing anymore in any case. And again, the loss of one’s natural likes and dislikes (ones prejudices!) is fatal to any Society. The superficial “education” received can in no wise make up for that in the vast majority.

    • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

      Most likely the same people who don’t get their kids vaccinated, and who think global poverty can be solved by letting the poor people in the world — all 4.5 billion of them — into the United States.

      Brh

      • malthuss February 8, 2020 at 4:40 pm #

        yes 5-6 billion lower caste

        can you tell me..what was USA federal gov budget
        year 1900
        1910
        1920 etc….

        I read some J Birch stuff that is alarming about growth of Gov and inflated money.

    • SoftStarLight February 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm #

      Haha see John Az. Millenials aren’t as dumb as you think. Though it’s super dumb that all demographics aren’t at 100%. How is keeping out a foreigner infected with an unknown virus rude? Isn’t it compassionate to want to keep your family, friends, neighbors, and country safe?

  53. Tate February 8, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

    Ah, the long-lost days of my youth, us freckle-faced kids deeply breathing in the DDT-infused fog into our innocent lungs, what memories it conjures. (Of course, that was for mosquitoes, not sure it’ll work that well for coronaviruses.)

    • elysianfield February 8, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

      Tate,
      On some military bases overseas, in the ’50’, they used a jeep with a fogger…it would drive through base housing spraying DDT to kill mosquitoes. We used to run behind it, as if soldiers in a smoke screen.

      More than once.

  54. volodya February 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

    Bill Maher tells Bannon that the Trump won because in some states a senator represents 20 million people and in some states a senator represents a couple hundred thousand ie the system is rigged against Democrats.

    Wrong again.

    Trump won because he understood the electoral system and Hillary didn’t, he understood that in this system you have to win the geography of the country, he understood that you don’t insult those voters whose votes you need, he understood that both parties were working against the interests of those same people, he understood that Democrats wrote them off and that Republicans thought they could sell them shit and they would keep buying.

    If Democrats don’t pull their heads out of their asses they will lose to Bernie or Trump.

    • Majella February 9, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

      V:

      “Trump won because he understood the electoral system and Hillary didn’t,…”

      I don’t buy that. It was not HIMSELF who came to these conclusions but Bannon, Manafort (who volunteered to work for free), and Miller – a triumvirate of archness if ever there was one.

      Himself was the horn on the end of the klaxon, and the required pumped air was supplied by people way more clever than him. He gets way too much credit for the victory.

      I believe Miller is now the only Campaign aide of consequence left in the WH (as J & I cannot be seriously counted). The standard ‘time of tenure’ looks to have been 350-400 days (with the notable exceptions of Flynn & Scaramucci…)

      So, now He has managed to surround himself with the near-perfect set of sycophantic lackeys He requires to function and has ‘taken over’ policymaking. As a result, the wheels may well fall off between here & November 3rd.

  55. BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

    Well, Sanders caucuses with the Democrats, but he not a member of the Dem party. If he thinks he’s getting hosed out of the nomination again look for him to run as a 3rd party candidate, the Socialist Democratic Party of America candidate, with AOC as his running mate.

    How sweet would that be?

    Brh

    • Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

      I can’t imagine he would. They’ve got AOC brushing up on basic history and economics in an effort to sound as though she has an IQ above room temperature, but she still manages at least one major sidesplittingly hilarious gaffe every time she makes an appearance.

      The Bern wouldn’t take the risk. In terms of potential for embarrassment, I think Palin is about as far as anyone will ever be willing to take things in a national campaign.

    • Majella February 9, 2020 at 6:25 pm #

      From Truthdig:

      An article arising from a conversation between Max Blumenthal & Robert Scheer:

      “…Blumenthal believes there will be a repeat of what happened in 1972 when George McGovern ran for president.

      “I think that if Bernie Sanders gets the nomination, there will be an effort to ‘McGovern’ him,” he posits. The Democratic Party will “hope that Bernie Sanders gets destroyed by Donald Trump, and then wag their fingers at the left for the next 20 years until they get another Bill Clinton.

      “I think that they don’t know how to stop him at this point, but they’re willing to let him be the nominee and go down to Donald Trump, because Bernie Sanders threatens their interests, and the movement behind him particularly, more than Donald Trump does.”

    • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:34 am #

      As I’ve speculated before, if the DNC screwing of Bernie is egregiously obvious enough, he’d have nothing to lose by saying “well, fuck you!” and go independent candidate. He should take Yang as VP.

      He wouldn’t win, most likely, but he’d beat whatever loser the DNC puts up, and probably quite handsomely. That’d be the end of the Dem Party, but will likely see Trump trying for a 3rd term in 2024.

  56. Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/02/why-liberal-white-women-pay-a-lot-of-money-to-learn-over-dinner-how-theyre-racist/

    Pathetic suckers wasting their money or their husband’s money on this crap. Bunch of galaxy brains.

    Men must rule their wives and children, and indeed, all things. But first they must rule themselves and submit to God, the Law Giver and Giver of Life. Only then will they be worthy of the obedience they demand and worthy of the devotion that they hope comes with it.

  57. KesaAnna February 8, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

    ” Hungry people don’t revolt. Revolutions only occur when they are planned and funded by higher ups.

    There are no exceptions to this. ”

    — Kim

    Correct.

    And that is why I say that the past 500 years of history , whether written by Russians , or Americans , is extremely misleading.

    Last blog post someone — Malthus maybe ? — asked us to list who we thought were the greatest Americans.

    I would broaden and simplify my list ;

    The guys and gals who figured that you could do all sorts of interesting and fun things with coal and petroleum.

    Quite possibly as simple as that.

    All previous civilizations were crucially dependent on , and the product of , food surpluses.

    This elaboration of civilization is crucially dependent on, and the product of , cheap coal and petrol.

    The housing of the Declaration of Independence in a marble shrine is as grotesque as Lenin’s tomb.

    To the 99th degree , all these characters did was run their mouths and put on a show.

  58. elysianfield February 8, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

    Well,
    It has been reported, on the BBC this PM, that the number of deaths from “the sniffles” has outpaced the entire 2003 SARS death total, and this from one single province.

    Further, the BBC reports that the World Health Organization suggests that conspiracy theorists are a real issue and making the job of the WHO more difficult.

    Sooo, the WHO would invite you to shut the fuck up…and take your news from the Mainstream Media like a man…

    Might I suggest that the WHO nomenklatura lick a doorknob in the Wuhan bus station….

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51429400

    • KesaAnna February 8, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

      ” Sooo, the WHO would invite you to shut the fuck up…and take your news from the Mainstream Media like a man… ”

      OK , here’s some credit ;

      I thought that was hilarious.

      ” … shut the fuck up ”

      Yes , whether it is the United States , or East Germany , the real attitude of your “betters ” is , “Shut the fuck up “.

      ” … like a man… ”

      ^ I can’t imagine why this phrase doesn’t drive men bat shit.

      It near – always seems to preface an invitation to flatly ignore your own best interests completely in favor of some vague concept of manhood which , not vaguely , basically amounts to being led around by your dick.

      I’m not going to pick on men exclusively though !

      Time for a qualification !

      ” Might I suggest that the WHO nomenklatura lick a doorknob in the Wuhan bus station…. ”

      But , ah , those who would lick the doorknob would be called , “whores ” , derogatorily , not uncommonly by women who presumably , are NOT misogynistic Born – again – Christians ,

      though it sure looks like the same sort of reasoning.

      • elysianfield February 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

        “But , ah , those who would lick the doorknob would be called , “whores ” ,”

        Kesa,
        Thank you for the measured response. I would suggest, however, that those who would lick the doorknobs be called “infected”, or “victims”, or maybe even “terminal”.

        “Taking it like a man” is shorthand for accepting adversity without undue complaint…it can also be a sexual reference…in a tongue-in-cheek context.

  59. messianicdruid February 8, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

    “Democrats are requesting $50 million dollars for convention security. Why don’t they just have it in a gun-free zone?”

    At least use your own money.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/sandyaschneider/status/1225835215156908032

    • BackRowHeckler February 8, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

      Yeah, the Dem convention in Milwaukee is going to be interesting.

      Breadline Bernie’s True Believers, Blackblock, Antifa Blackshirts, they’ll all be in Milwaukee, spoiling for a fight.

      brh

    • KesaAnna February 8, 2020 at 11:11 pm #

      I would be all for gun control .

      If the gun control advocates would disarm.

      • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 11:29 am #

        Well Kesa Anna, Mike Bloombeg has a 19 man heavily armed personal security detail, and he’s Mr Gun Control himself, if that’s any indication.

        Brh

  60. malthuss February 8, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is blasting the President

    for his new travel restrictions while they take his money (our money) to promote their open borders agenda.

    HIAS is receiving more federal grant money now than then did under Obama! Yet they moan about having to close offices!

    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/…/hias-blasts-trump-o…/

  61. wm5135 February 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm #

    Much better to be 69 in 2020 than 19. Though in 1969 it was much better to be 18 than 69. My generation has accomplished so much.

    Maybe there should have been a moratorium on stupidity and not on the draft. If you are one of the war children walk to the nearest mirror in your home and have a look at who sold humanity down the river.

    We will frack our way into the future,……….. you can bet on it. An addict is a slave whether to a narcotic or a feeling of superiority.

    Why do Republicans hate ole W,J. Clinton? cause he out Repulicanned the Republicans. but of course the Dulles boys were Democrats.

    I keep seeing a 1966 Thinderbird converitible in our future.

    Heisinberg, Schrodinger, Feynman

    • KesaAnna February 8, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

      ” Much better to be 69 in 2020 than 19. ”

      I don’t complain about getting old.

      And I have gotten to the point where when people give me grief about smoking my 6oth cigarette of the day , I’m not at all charitable in response.

      The response is always along the lines of , ” You’re dishonest , or you’re fucking stupid. I have outlived my expiration date by a decade , and it looks like so have you . ”

      ” If you are one of the war children walk to the nearest mirror in your home and have a look at who sold humanity down the river. ”

      What bothers me about pedophile priest put – downs , and transexual story time , is that I remember that Hugh Hefner and Bob Guccione
      bestrode the 1970’s like twin colossi.

      ” We will frack our way into the future,……….. you can bet on it. An addict is a slave whether to a narcotic or a feeling of superiority. ”

      I wanted a chance to interject somewhere that I came to the conclusion that America needed to start dialing back on the Happy Motoring culture in 1978.

      I learned by 1985 that there was no way in Hell that was going to happen .

      Why ? Automobiles give THE AVERAGE AMERICAN a feeling of superiority , and the look , if only a Potemkin Village , of that freedom they are always running off the mouth about.

    • elysianfield February 9, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

      “Why do Republicans hate ole W,J. Clinton?”

      Wm,

      Did he out Republican the Republicans? I hated him because he was a draft dodging, dope smoking motherfucker.

      I can forgive the dope smoking, the lying, not to mention laying with the Demon Sow belly to belly. But the draft dodging thing is, to me, unforgivable.

  62. tjmoerman February 8, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

    Man.

    I haven’t read Jim’s blog for a long time.

    I owe Jim a lot. His book, the Geography of Nowhere, is what made me want to become an urban planner, a career that I’ve been very successful and happy in for nearly twenty years. 1990’s Jim Kunstler had a witty and humanely angry outrage about the state of North American cities that really put a fire in the belly of a generation of urban planners. On my first day in planning school, a group of us all agreed that he’d hit the nail on the head. I still lend out my copy to my planning interns.

    Later, as peak oil seemed imminent, he seemed to have hit the nail on the head again. It was, in early 2008, not to think that the fossil fuel fiesta had truly ended. Everything was going exactly as one would expect as we hit the inflection point of global fossil fuel production. Jim called it again.

    He seemed right enough, and convincing enough, and generally on the side of the angels enough, that I kind of squinted and looked away from some of his less appealing views. The fixation on illegal Mexican immigration. The idea that after 9/11, the U.S. needed to attack an Arab country–not even just a Muslim country, if even retribution based on religion was a valid instinct–but an Arab country. So Iraq was fair game. The transphobia. You excuse these kinds of things when someone seems to be courageous and right about bigger things.

    I remember Jim warning us that as the long emergency begins to make itself undeniable, that Americans would risk falling prey to demagogues. I assumed when he said that, that he meant that would be a bad thing.

    I haven’t checked Jim’s blog for awhile now. And here I am back, having a look, and I’m appalled. Talking about Mueller and impeachment as though it is not self-evident, thanks to a mountain of evidence right out in the public, that Donald Trump has done everything he’s accused of and more. Parrotting the boneheaded conspiracy theories and talking points of the Fox News and yell radio yahoos he used to mock.

    I read this blog and it feels like all the grumpy reason and humanity is gone. What’s left is indulging the worst instincts America has to offer. What’s left is punching down.

    What happened to you, Jim?

    • KesaAnna February 8, 2020 at 11:04 pm #

      Apparently that three decades of presidential investigations undoubtedly adds up to millions , or hundreds of millions , in lawyer fees , as if lawyers are fucking starving ,

      is lacking in self – evidence to a hell of a lot more people than Kunstler.

      or maybe that is one of the reasons it obsesses him , the shear fucking waste in the name of “justice ” ?

      A trotting out of your resume , and saccharine condescension.

      I should thank you . You remind me why I like hanging out here and not lots of other places,

    • Janos Skorenzy February 8, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

      It was self evident that Mumbles Mueller knew very little about the “Mueller Report”. You’re patient zero in the TDS epidemic.

    • Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 5:18 am #

      Does Shareblue require you guys to come into an actual office to write this stuff? Or are you allowed to work from home?

    • Cargill February 9, 2020 at 10:52 am #

      “I remember Jim warning us that as the long emergency begins to make itself undeniable, that Americans would risk falling prey to demagogues. I assumed when he said that, that he meant that would be a bad thing.”

      *Indeed, indeed*.

      These last few weeks I have similarly lamented the spiral descent down into what we now have. I too have an urban planning background, and loved Jim’s work in that field … he was passionate, angry, and would not accept what most of the ruling class said was “the American way of (suburban) life”.

      Now we have something entirely different: the usual set of old-white-man prejudices, complaints, nostalgia, and laments (which attracts many of the regulars here like flies – right up their demographic alley).

      And crossed with a vehement hatred of the Democratic Party, a concomitant obsession with normalising Trump, and a feverish desire to report, repeat, and expand on every GOP | Fox News talking point, and a long list of fruit-loop conspiracy theories about this devilish Deep State plot to rid the nation of Trump.

      Makes you wonder what happened to JHK.

      • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 11:25 am #

        Oh, an urban planner, wow

        Baltimore could use some of your urban planning expertise.

        Yes, show up on the streets of Baltimore, inform the locals you’re there to do some ‘urban planning’. Haha. I wonder how long you’ll last
        ? Clue: things have gotten much worse since the last episode of ‘The Wire’ was produced.

        Brh

      • tjmoerman February 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

        He used to say he was allergic to conspiracy theories…

        • Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

          By all means, tell us all about Russian Truth, TJ.

          • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:37 am #

            *yaen* Who mentioned Russia? Oh…you did.

          • Nightowl February 10, 2020 at 8:50 am #

            Yes, many of our NPCs were all in on Russia Truth. Some still are, despite being embarassed repeatedly in various threads.

            You being a prime example.

  63. Pucker February 9, 2020 at 2:26 am #

    The media is pushing Pete after the Iowa Caucuses scam.

    The C…IA, the DNC, and the Billionaires are investing in vote-rigging software Apps and media-manipulating and perception-manipulating AI. They’re obviously insane….

    The Americans need to get a Kung Fu Grip on Reality.

    “ An artificial intelligence analysis of Friday night’s Democratic debate picked former Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the clear winner and said that voters believe he can beat President Trump.
    The AI model Polly, a market research and predictive tool from Advanced Symbolics Inc., analyzed the debates and measured a sample of 11,227 New Hampshire voters to find that the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor achieved his goal in the debate of convincing people he could beat the president.”

  64. Janos Skorenzy February 9, 2020 at 2:58 am #

    Lance Welton writes for VDARE:
    If it is true that only East Asians are dying of, or even catching, Corona, that would be consistent with long-established race differences in the susceptibility to such viruses. This has been explored in a fascinating study, by a group of Chinese researchers led by C. L. Chen of Soochow University, entitled: Ethnic differences in susceptibilities to A(H1N1) flu [African Journal of Biotechnology, 2009].
    The authors begin by noting that, from an evolutionary perspective, there is every reason to expect there to be ethnic or race differences in the susceptibility to different pathogens. Races—or, as they call them, “ethnic groups”—are breeding populations, long-separated, usually by geography, who are, therefore, genetic clusters adapted to different ecologies. Because they were exposed to different pathogens in prehistory, there are very likely to be race differences in susceptibility to the pathogens and in how well the immune system can fight them.
    Many infectious diseases jumped the species barrier from animals to humans due to our close contact with animals while pursuing agriculture. For this reason, groups that never innovated agriculture, or who only innovated it in a limited form or only relatively recently took it up, can be decimated by flu-like viruses.
    Thus the authors observe that the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was three to 70 times more deadly to “natives” in Canada and the USA, as well as to the reindeer herding Saami people in Sweden and Norway, than it was to the rest of these countries’ populations. This is because most white and black people are descended from those who have long practiced farming. The authors add that the Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009 was five times more deadly to Maori people than it was to other New Zealanders.
    The Corona Virus is closely related to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) [Coronavirus vs. SARS: Health experts on the key differences between the two outbreaks, by Sam Meredith, CNBC, January 28, 2020], of which there was a major outbreak in 2003, which also began in China in 2002.
    According to Wikipedia (which is, presumably, politically neutral on such numbers), total of 774 people died across 29 countries. This amounted to almost 10% of those who caught it. Potentially in line with the findings of the Chinese researchers, the mortality rate for SARS in Europe was almost nil. Minuscule numbers of people caught it and only one of them died, in France (where there were an, atypically high, 7 cases).
    By contrast, in Hong Kong the mortality rate from SARS was 17%. In Taiwan, it was 10%. In Canada, it was 17%, but it seems pretty obvious that they were all “Chinese Canadians,” what with there being so many Chinese people in Canada and documented attempts made to “help” them (specifically) deal with the virus [see Beyond SARS: ethnic community organization’s role in public health—a Toronto experience, By W. Dong, Promotion and Education, 2008].
    In Singapore, 13% of those who caught SARS died out of 238 cases. Other countries had very small numbers of cases or, as with Vietnam, their medical access would have been sub-optimal, rendering it difficult to make comparisons.
    But essentially it can be said the SARS was an East Asian disease which, like Corona, can be traced to bats. SARS didn’t severely impact the rest of the world, despite people definitely catching it. It disproportionally killed East Asians. See SARS: The Immigration Dimension II, by Walter Pringle, VDARE.com, April 24, 2003.

    Anglin comments: It is absolutely insane that the media refuses to tell us whether or not non-Asians have been infected with this disease.
    Apparently, that would lead people to believe that race exists, when we all know that it doesn’t. The differences in the susceptibility to diseases among different populations is due to geographically-determined genetic clusters, which is something totally different than race. Furthermore, these clusters are not actually different from each other, and everyone on earth is in fact exactly the same as every other person.
    That’s the magic of equality.

    Janos comments: Fear not my brothers and sisters, our genotype will protect us – the very one that Alba and Maj think so little of and would have us throw away for a mess of pottage.

    • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 7:11 am #

      Anyone would think what you were saying is a mystery to everyone but the initiated. Everyone knows that different ethnic groups are more susceptible than others to certain diseases – sickle cell anaemia being a standout example that isn’t much of a secret. And not even entire ethnic groups. In the Auvergne region, where my former father-in-law came from, there was/is a higher rate of babies born with dislocated hips, compared to the rest of France. So?

      Likewise an awful of of Chinese people are unable to properly metabolise alcohol, hence many business meetings where the participants end up under the table rather faster than might a similar group of London City types..

      What that has to do with your unpleasant version of racism is the mystery.

      • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 7:13 am #

        awful lot of…

      • RIB February 9, 2020 at 8:46 am #

        Sorta proves that all ethnic types have some genetic hiccup, doesn’t it? By the way, we really can do without stereotyping the Chinese,

        • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:19 am #

          I wasn’t stereotyping the Chinese, if you’re referring to me.

          http://www.ias.org.uk/Blog/Alcohol-drinking-and-risk-of-liver-diseases-in-Chinese-men-why-and-what-do-we-learn-from-them.aspx

          “many people in China and other East Asian populations cannot metabolise alcohol effectively due to an genetic deficiency, which leads to the accumulation of the harmful acetaldehyde (which is a carcinogen and damages the liver) and the unpleasant flushing response with hot flushes and nausea after moderate drinking.”

          It’s just a scientific observation, and not even a recent one.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 9:20 am #

            You can nitpick between my ‘an awful lot’ and the article’s ‘many’ if you so choose. 🙂

      • Janos Skorenzy February 9, 2020 at 11:34 am #

        So you fancy yourself an expert in these matters, eh? Ok, what’s the mean IQ of Sub-Saharan Africans?

        70. Retarded by our standards. So what was that again about “blood” not mattering? Oh, that was a different Alba, the stupid one? You’re not going to argue in her support again, I trust.

        Cuz the brain is also an organ, right? Just as it sucks to be Asian right now, it sucks to be them all the time. Racism! Only idiots use that word! As if race doesn’t come into everything!

        And thanks to the media and schools of studied ignorance, most people don’t understand these things at all. So you’re wrong even about that.

        • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

          “So you fancy yourself an expert in these matters, eh?”

          I must have missed the bit where I claimed to be any kind of expert. I think you’ll find everything I said comes under the less hubristic heading of ‘general knowledge’. Some people (with natural curiosity and/or good memories) have more than others – almost all of us have only bits and pieces from small facets of human knowledge while other people have other bits and pieces. Hence it’s easy to label other people as ignorant just because they know different things from you.

          But I digress … It may surprise you to know (although I don’t know why it would) that observed differences in average IQ among different races (aren’t the Ashkenazi Jews tops?) don’t faze me in the slightest. But that’s because I don’t judge people by their IQ. You will recall I have one daughter much more academically gifted than the other. The less clever one nevertheless owns half her flat while still in her 30s and has not ended up in jail.

          You still haven’t answered my question as to why you look down your nose at peasants, despite their being rather more useful, and generally less belligerent, than many people who are not peasants.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 9, 2020 at 11:12 pm #

            What did the smart daughter (you favorite) go to jail for? And how smart can she be if she’s just waiting around in China? Healthy people can’t get sick? Can’t get AIDS fore example?

            Again unless Whites are immune, in which case she’s saved by dumb luck.

        • malthuss February 9, 2020 at 6:17 pm #

          70? Id guess 50-58

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

            Best we don’t take a punt on yours, then, eh malthuss…

        • Majella February 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

          Wow. What an arsehole! You really must have caught some pubes in your zip this morning to get THAT unlike you, Janos.

          In any case, IQ tests are notoriously culturally biased. I can imagine an IQ test based on the skills needed to survive in Sub-Saharan Africa where you could score sub-70. I guess you really WOULD be a moron in that culture & situation.

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm #

            Quite so, Majella. Take ‘clever’ people out of their known environment and they can look like clueless numpties. Mostly the more superficially sophisticated people are the lower their survival skills.

          • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 8:48 pm #

            There’s a very simple equation to Life:

            Family + Health = Joy

    • Majella February 9, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      Janos”

      “…Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009 was five times more deadly to Maori people than it was to other New Zealanders.”

      The facts are that NZ suffered just over 4,000 confirmed cases of SARS. Of these 19 were confirmed to have been caused by SARS. I can find no reference anywhere to a racial breakdown on these 19 deaths.

      Are you just making shit up…again?

      • Majella February 9, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

        A bit of rough-and-ready arithmetic on you “five times more deadly” must mean 2 non-Maori deaths v. 17 Maori?

        Please – link me to the reference material that supports the claim, and I’ll admit you’re right.

        • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 8:31 pm #

          Good luck on that. Janos defecates his diarrhoea of lies and leaves the cleanup for the rest. It’s the depraved sense of humour of very sick sick person. But that’s what it is to be a propagandist for Romanism/Satanism/Nazism.

  65. Nightowl February 9, 2020 at 5:01 am #

    AOC’s favorite economist is “Milton Keynes.”

    https://twitter.com/FrankHartII/status/1226312968087969792

    Words fail …

    • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 7:44 am #

      Now that’s funny. 🙂

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:48 am #

        Yes! Very funny…still, Himself outshines her daily – Fredrick Douglass’s longevity comes to mind immediately, and I’d also bet he wouldn’t know where Milton Keynes is anyway.

        I guess John Maynard Friedman must be well pissed off!

        But funniest of all is just how craven LigIQwl is to even point out a silly error & misspeak when he spends screeds praising Himself’s alleged ability to speak for hours without a TP, and fails to mention just how incredibly incoherent he is on the vast majority of occasions – as JHK described it so succinctly this blog.
        .

  66. messianicdruid February 9, 2020 at 5:29 am #

    @akmofo:

    JESUIT educated “Atwill claims that Christianity didn’t exist before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. The Roman historian Tacitus places Christian persecution under Emperor Nero in AD 64—well before the destruction of Jerusalem. Tacitus even calls the Christian movement an “immense multitude.” He writes,

    ‘Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome… Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths. Covered with the skins of beasts, they were torn by dogs and perished, or were nailed to crosses, or were doomed to the flames and burnt, to serve as a nightly illumination when daylight had expired.’

    evidenceunseen.com/theology/book-reviews/a-critique-of-joseph-atwills-covert-messiah/

    1. If Christianity was a Roman conspiracy, then why would Tacitus—a Roman historian—claim that Christianity existed in AD 64?

    2. And, more importantly, why would the Roman emperor Nero persecute Christians in this way, if Rome was actually trying to support, promote and sanction christianity?

    • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      I still can’t get past him saying that David was not a Hebrew. I mean that is the first time I have ever heard that. And from an Israeli no less! Akmofo says everything is a Roman Vatican conspiracy. He probably mumbles about it in his sleep lol.

      • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

        I showed you the text. There’s no disputing it. There no disputing the disastrous consequences that this foreign interloper and staged faker with his kind brought on the welfare of people of Israel. It was worse than the plague.

        But stupid remains stupid.

        • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 9:39 pm #

          These Jewish people disagree with you. Why are they not saying what you are saying?

          https://www.jewishhistory.org/david/

          Christians and Muslims also have a favorable view of David.

          • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

            Christians and Muslims also have a favorable view of David.
            ==

            Roman Christianity and Islam are all about Divine Kingship. This concept is abhorrent to God and ancient Judaism, of which Rabbinic Judaism is a severe Roman corruption.

            Why do you care what others think? Do you not have your own mind to access analysize and conclude about matters? Why do always refer to an “authority” to do your thinking for you? What the hell is wrong with you?!!!

          • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 11:52 pm #

            And so you think making stuff up as you go is the best way to go? That basically seems to be where you’re going on.

          • akmofo February 10, 2020 at 5:46 am #

            What did I made up? I showed you the text. The text is as clear as can be. Yet, somehow everyone draws the opposite conclusions of what is written because that’s the “authoritative consensus”. I call bullshit on the whole nonsense. I don’t give a shit what consensus is. It’s all manipulated and dictated from above by the Roman mafia through terror power politics and money. It’s all corrupt nonsense and propaganda lies!

    • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

      Joe Atwill addresses this nonsense:

      “Christians” as described by Tacitus were the Messianic Jews who soon later mounted a full scale national rebellion against ROME. The term “Christians” was later usurped by the Flavians Caesars as they created their Roman PSYOP brand of “Jewish” Messianism that was pro-Roman, pro-Caesar, pro-Idol Worship, pro-Pagan, was Roman staffed, was Roman controlled, and was Roman to its core.

      Like I said before, you’re too stupid to understand lies and why they are created.

      • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

        The English word “Christ” is an Anglicized form of the Latin word “Christus”, which is, in turn, a Latinized form of the Greek word “Christós”, meaning “anointed one” from Hebrew “Mashiah”. The word “Christians” therefore transliterate as “Messianics”. These “Messianics” were Jewish messianics, as the Roman character “Jesus Christ” allegorized on the war campaign of Nero’s Roman Generals Vespasian and his son Titus is yet to be created. That story was only possible to write with the war’s end after 73 CE, and with Vespasian and his son Titus becoming the new Roman Divined Gods and Caesars.

        • messianicdruid February 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm #

          You did not answer either question.

          • messianicdruid February 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm #

            So, here’s another try.

            3. Do you believe Tacticus was in on it – in other words was his stuff fiction too; perhaps to terrorize the Christian’s into obeying Ceasar?

            4. At what point in time do the fictional Christian’s, apostles disciples of the man who fulfilled all the Hebrew scriptures become just simple dupes who were willing to die because they no longer feared God being convinced of His love and providence for them.

          • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

            Q 3. Do you believe Tacticus was in on it – in other words was his stuff fiction too; perhaps to terrorize the Christian’s into obeying Ceasar?

            A: I don’t know about Tacticus and when he wrote what exactly. Did he write what he wrote when Nero was Emperor? When Vespasian was Emperor, when Titus was Emperor? Roman “history” was/is Roman politics. NOTHING written in the Empire, and I mean NOTHING, was written which was not approved by the Emperor of the time. Censorship was complete and absolute. Furthermore, ROMANS are notorious criminal liars thieves and murderers, that’s what the population of ROME was known for, so either which way I hold ZERO regard for anything ROMAN.

            Q 4. At what point in time do the fictional Christian’s, apostles disciples of the man who fulfilled all the Hebrew scriptures become just simple dupes who were willing to die because they no longer feared God being convinced of His love and providence for them.

            A: All the first “Christians” as recorded by the Vatican itself were part of the Emperor Cult religion and were are actual family relations of the Flavian Emperors. Christianity was a top down religion. Christianity was a cult of the Roman Court until it was made a state religion. There are no Churches prior to that. Nothing prior to the 4rd Century. As it was adopted by the ruling Roman aristocracy, it was then forced on the poor population. That’s basically the blueprint of how Christianity spread. Anything else is pure lying propaganda.

    • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

      A Conversation With Joseph Atwill

      https://youtu.be/_6eGliZhxII

  67. KesaAnna February 9, 2020 at 5:39 am #

    ” … Lawfare …”

    ” They came close to turning the USA into a banana republic. ”

    — With Lawfare.

    ” … and now they are going to be punished. ”

    I wouldn’t be so enamored of that idea.

    Here again , Russia my be instructive.

    With democracy you gave them the means and the technology to be even more repressive.

    And since less people are being taken out behind the courthouse and shot , it LOOKS better ,

    so , again , they can be even more repressive than before.

    and now they are going to be punished.

    • KesaAnna February 9, 2020 at 5:40 am #

      ugh , how did the same copy paste show up twice, 😛

  68. Pucker February 9, 2020 at 6:23 am #

    Are there any CFNers here whose ancestors were nomadic tribesmen?

    • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 7:01 am #

      Are there any CFNers – or anyone else – whose ancestors weren’t nomadic tribesmen.

      Or maybe that was your point? Sometimes it’s difficult to tell (in general I mean).

      • malthuss February 9, 2020 at 10:34 am #

        Mongols still are.
        Tibetans not so much. place went red.

        • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 11:35 am #

          Were Tibetans ever nomadic? Apparently they have the highest percentage of Denisovan ancestry among Asians, but still less than the Melanesians. I don’t know if its true but I heard that for whatever reason that is why they were able to adapt to living at such high elevations. Like the Abominable Snowman?

          • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

            “Were Tibetans ever nomadic? ”

            There ancestors must have been nomadic, otherwise they wouldn’t be in Tibet. 🙂

          • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm #

            Exactly, and that’s why I mentioned their ancestors. Or a portion of their ancestors at least. But the Tibetans themselves. Did they ever live a nomadic life? It appears they have always lived a sedentary life in villages tucked away high in the mountains.

          • Thinkgloballyactlocally February 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

            Homo Sapiens as a species has been nomadic originally. This means EVERYONE’S ancestors were nomadic some time ago.
            I would suggest for reading the book of Noah Yuval Harari: Sapiens – The Brief History of Humankind. ?

  69. wwg1wga February 9, 2020 at 8:51 am #

    ********************************************
    Why don’t K-12 public schools have the BEST……
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Why%20dont%20K-12%20schools%20have%20the%20BEST.pdf
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  70. wpa_ccc February 9, 2020 at 10:49 am #

    It is kind of ironic that Bernie Sanders, Socialist, could not even manage to bring back agriculture to levels Vermont already managed to have in the past. One tiny state. Isn’t that the one thing Communists are supposed to be able to run? –Beryl of Oyl

    Bernie is not a capital D Democrat, he is an Independent. Bernie is not a communist. Bernie is not a soviet style socialist. Bernie is an American democratic socialist.

    Beryl of Oyl, have you been to Vermont? Most of Vermont’s land is hilly and rocky. It’s not Kansas. But it is an ideal place to raise livestock such as cows, sheep, goats and llamas. They don’t call it the Green Mountain State for nothin’ since it has the Green Mountain ridge running down the center of the state. (There are other mountain ridges as well – the Appalachian, Hoosac and Taconic.)

    So what has Bernie done for Vermont’s agriculture? He’s made the best of bad topography. The land is great for growing hay and Vermont is the largest hay-producing state in New England.

    Dairy accounts for more than 70 percent of Vermont’s agricultural economy. Most major cattle breeds are found in the state, along with many breeds of sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, chickens, turkeys, emus and rare poultry types. Vermont is famous for being the home of the Morgan horse breed. A variety of crops are produced, too, including apples, honey, corn, Christmas trees, maple syrup and more. Over 7,000 farms averaging 177 acres in size work to produce these commodities.

    Bernie has also diversified the Vermont economy by increasing manufacturing, with companies like GlobalFoundries, GE Aviation, and GW Plastics. Thanks to Bernie, Vermont is also growing a new generation of advanced manufacturers. … Manufactured goods exported by Vermont companies made up almost 71% of all Vermont exports.

    You are wrong to call Bernie a communist. You are wrong about how Bernie has helped the economy of such a “tiny state.”

    It’s going to be great when President Sanders forgives student debt, increases minimum wage to $15 an hour, expands Medicare to inclued vision, dental, hearing, etc., reduces cost of drugs, provides free education, increases Social Security benefits, etc.

    Where is all the money going to come from? You don’t ask where the money will come from for Trump’s increases in defense budget.

    The trillions of dollars for President Sander’s programs will come from the place where it has all gone: the 1% through a small stock market transaction tax on each trade and making multinational corporations start paying their fair share of taxes. It is going to make America great!

    • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 11:14 am #

      Little Jane

      Breadline Bernie will need a defense budget too, maybe a larger one than the one now. China and Russia are developing new weapons systems all the time, pretty impressive ones; what, you think that will stop just because Breadline Bernie is in office?

      Brh

  71. BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 10:56 am #

    Ok, I was in our break room at about 2:00 am, evesdropping on a group of black dudes talking about basically what was on the front page of the newspaper, which was the NH primary. They were making fun of Mayor Pete. I heard ‘Chasten’, then some loud, knee slapping laughs.

    I know it’s just anecdotal, and Mayor Pete is riding high, but I don’t think many black people at all will vote for Mayor Pete where the black vote counts. They have their reasons. He may not get 50 black votes across the entire United States. His campaign might be doomed (to failure). This is just based on what I have heard and seen so far. Dems should hire me as an adviser, I’m right down in the belly of the beast 3 nights a week, in the trenches so to speak, well positioned to offer up fair and unbiased commentary.

    Brh

    • elysianfield February 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

      BRH,
      It might appeal more to blacks if Pete’s relationship with his significant-other were better defined.

      Is Pete the Mommy or the Daddy?

      I have no issue either way, but Ghetto Culture can accept the male role in buggery…the mental gymnastics would astound you. Ask your buddies if it makes any difference to them.

      • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

        Me: “Tyrone, does it matter to you if Mayor Pete is a pitcher, or a catcher?”

        Tyrone: “pitcher or catcher? I’ll beat that muthaf##kas ass if he’s playing center field!”

        Brh

  72. SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Well I guess my speculations and theories went too far lol. But no one really knows for sure and Thursday of this past week the White House was officially asking the National Academy of Sciences to find out what the true origins of the virus are.

  73. aibohphobia February 9, 2020 at 11:20 am #

    No JHK, Trump is not exactly a Golem–

    When I hear him talk, he reminds me more of the 1000-foot-high Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters.
    “Choose the form of your Destructor!” bellows Gozer, and they got the Sta-Puft creature.
    Perhaps we have chosen the form of our destructor….

    • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

      At least he isn’t Black Liquorice Man. Could you imagine lol?

      • malthuss February 9, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

        I read the 17th Karmapa was born into a herder family around 1980 or 1990.
        see ‘Dance of 17 lives’ or wiki.

        • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

          You’re right. I misspoke. I’ll be more careful. Actually according to wiki as much as 40% of ethnic Tibetans are pastoral nomads. And yes, Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s parents were such nomads. Did you know that there is another 17th Karmapa? His name is Trinley Thaye Dorje. The Dalai Lama and the Chinese government don’t believe that he is the 17th Karmapa.

  74. Elrond Hubbard February 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

    Bloomberg Becoming Oligarch-in-Chief of Democratic Party

    https://www.blackagendareport.com/bloomberg-becoming-oligarch-chief-democratic-party

    “If Sanders wins the nomination, Michael Bloomberg and his filthy rich brethren are already preparing to fund and erect an alternative structure of dependable corporate governance.

    “Bloomberg has put his own money on the line, and is challenging his Midas-Touch peers to join him at the boardroom barricades.”

    “While the other Democratic presidential hopefuls slog it out on the ground, shaking hands and begging money, Michael Bloomberg, the world’s 8th richest man, is deploying his $61.9 billion fortune to methodically buy his way to ownership of the Democratic Party. Bloomberg’s $800,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and state party organizations back in November bore fruit last week when the DNC dropped its rules requiring candidates to raise money from a minimum number of individual donors, plus reach a threshold in polling numbers, to qualify for the next televised debate, in Las Vegas. The decision was tailor-made for Bloomberg, the only candidate that does not accept outside donations. Instead, Bloomberg turns the golden spigot in the other direction, converting opponents and critics into boosters and allies — a cash-cooptation strategy that made New York City a global Mecca for his fellow oligarchs, and for hyper-gentrification, during his three terms as mayor (two of them as a Republican).

    “Having saturated the airwaves of targeted states with advertising, the nation’s most electorally-oriented oligarch should have no problem polling high enough to qualify for the next debate. With Biden stumbling into the basement in Iowa’s app-struck (more likely, DNC/spook-struck) primary caucuses, Bloomberg is now the Great White Hope to beat back Bernie Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren’s soak-the-rich hordes – a task unfit for the Black-averse small town mayor, Pete Buttigieg.”

    A question for the ages: which billionaire do you want ruling you? How about none of the above? #Bernie2020

    • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

      I understand your angst despite our disagreements. But beware of Bernie. He has appeased the Establishment in the past and he is a millionaire you know.

      • wpa_ccc February 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

        The difference between Trump’s socialism and Bernie’s socialism is that Trump is benefitting his billionaire buddies and Bernie will benefit millions of American families with debt forgiveness, infrastructure, housing, Medicare for all, free education (free to working families and paid for by the 1%)

        Bush crashed the economy in 2007-2008. When Obama bailed out car companies with $12 Billion in 2009, and the Republicans called Obama a socialist (even though the bailouts were repaid with interest)

        Now Trump bails out BigAg with $28 Billion, because of a trade war Trump started. Trump is a bigger socialist than Obama. Call out socialist Trump and his incompetent, petty, vindictive reality show governing.

        On the other hand, maybe we should let Trump be Trump, the best unifier the Democrats have! Go Donald!

      • Majella February 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm #

        “…and he’s a millionaire you know”.

        He earned a couple of big cheques over a couple of years and now he’s an oligarch.

        Anyone just OWNING property in Manhattan, or the hills of Los Angeles or out the back of SF (in some areas of Walnut Creek, for instance) are as much a millionaire as Bernie is.

        • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

          By all means, let Senator Sanders rake in all he can, when he can. Nobody is denying him that.

        • SoftStarLight February 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

          Yes, in fact he is an oligarch after earning a few big checks. Bernie used to be against open borders. He knew then that open borders were detrimental for Americans. He knows that open borders shrinks opportunities and resources for us. But now he agrees with the Chamber of Commerce and the Globalists.

          • Nightowl February 10, 2020 at 10:06 am #

            The greatest indicator of Bernie’s fraudulent ways is his support for Clinton in the last election.

            She was easily the most corrupt candidate, yet he licked the boot that ground him into the mud.

            It was so bad, he gave Trump many voters, securing him the Presidency.

            Ofc, in the end this was good on every level. We now have real pushback in the WH against globalism, and Bernie was exposed. The Bernster even had me fooled.

          • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

            As I’ve argued before, Bernie’s behaviour in 2016 was pragmatic. If he hadn’t supported her against the Clown Candidate, he’d have been given all the blame for his pseudo victory. As it is, HRC is now saying he ‘didn’t do enough’ for her. What a cunt.

            This time around, I suspect, given his age and all, that he’d have nothing to lose in flipping the DNC the bird and running independent. He’d come second, more than likely, with whatever shill the Dems put up a distant third.

    • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

      Bloomberg or Breadline Bernie might launch a 3rd party campaign, whoever loses out in Milwaukee in July. What a contest: neo Leninist vs multi billionaire! A fight for the soul of the Dem Party.

      Hey Elrond, either one of them, should they succeed, might want to hire you as ‘Climate Commissar’, a new cabinet post. The only caveat is you’d have to become an American Citizen. It will be a powerful post, lording over the entire US. Interested?

      Brh

    • Cargill February 9, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

      I like Bernie – but he’s too old, and too set in his ways. Plus the Republicans would crush him like a bug.

      I like Elizabeth Warren too – but she lied for years about being Native American … in my book unforgivable. Joe Biden is a grifter, has a questionable family, and also too old.

      Pete needs to get some federal experience, and try again in ten years.

      Maybe I go for Amy!

      • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

        Well, Sanders has at least 2 international votes.

        Do they count?

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 4:52 am #

        She’d be mincemeat v. Himself. Bernie would look the arsehole in the eye and say , perhaps not in so few words, ‘ you’re a fucking liar.’

  75. BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

    Well, time to dust off Bernie Sanders poem from 2016

    I’ve just met a Marxist/Leninist named Bernie Sanders
    And suddenly his line
    Seems so correct and fine
    To me
    Bernie Sanders
    Say it soft and there’s rice fields flowing
    Say it loud and there’s people’s war growing
    Bernie Sanders
    I never stop saying Bernie Sanders.
    Revolution!!!

    • elysianfield February 9, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

      BRH,
      I’ve met the Marxist Bernie Sanders,
      To the intellectual lumpen he panders,
      The party line, the sublime dialectic,
      Will drive us nuts…apoplectic!

      Feel the Burn, (like gonorrhea!)
      See the US…Like North Korea!
      Say it soft, and there’s bread lines growing,
      Say it loud, the race war’s roiling.

      Say “Bernie Sanders” is a commie tool,
      Say it daily, with your bread and gruel,
      Spread the word, feel it in your guts,
      Cause in your heart, you know he’s nuts….

  76. malthuss February 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

    Green Alba, IQ among different races (aren’t the Ashkenazi Jews tops?)

    Id guess the jews design the tests, give the tests, score the tests….VIOLA…Jews are the smartest race. they say so. fall in line.

    • malthuss February 9, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

      fall in line. say otherwise and you are an anti semite who broke one of their hate speech laws.

      • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 8:11 pm #

        So maltass, are you saying you have the intellect to read Hebrew and be a Rabbi, or is chipping Nazi propaganda that you read elsewhere the best your high IQ intellect can do?

        • akmofo February 9, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

          Fsck you, Siri, that should read chimping Nazi propaganda.

      • BackRowHeckler February 9, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

        Malthus, you told us you are part Jewish yourself.

        Why must you keep on with the anti semitic posts? What’s the point? For one thing its disrespectful to our host. For another it drives out commenters like Beantownbill, who had interesting things to say. I mean this is Jim’s site and it’s up to him what he’ll allow here. I’m not big on censorship but anybody who has spent more than a week in CFN knows how you feel, why not leave it at that?

        Brh

    • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:05 pm #

      My name’s not Viola. She’s the one from Twelfth Night.

      • GreenAlba February 9, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

        D’ya think using the one word from a foreign language that you think you know, not checking a dictionary, then writing it in shouty capitals is an indicator of high IQ, malthuss?

        Or would the prize go to the person who wrote it in discreet lower case but looked it up first? It’s not like it’s the first time you’ve called me Viola. 🙂

        Maybe the Jews made you do it. Sheesh…

        • K-Dog February 10, 2020 at 2:20 am #

          I may not always be lower case. But I look shit up. Then I THINK!

          • K-Dog February 10, 2020 at 2:23 am #

            But I just dropped in. Has Godwin’s law kicked in here yet? That is a rhetorical question.

          • BackRowHeckler February 10, 2020 at 9:12 am #

            No, Godwins law hasn’t been invoked,

            Let’s leave it that way, it’s too early for a shot of Wild Turkey

  77. PeteAtomic February 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

    Brad Pitt speaking at the Oscars—

    “I was really disappointed with this week,” he told reporters (via IndieWire). “And I think when gamesmanship trumps doing the right thing, it’s a sad day and I don’t think we should let it slide. And I’m very serious about that.”

    🙂 ha ha

    • Cargill February 10, 2020 at 4:36 am #

      I guess a lot on here had to lie on the couch, with a touch of the vapours … smelling salts at the ready.

      Them damn furreners (and Asiatic ones too!) won best picture, best screenplay, best international film, and best director.

      Hollywood has finally admitted that they aren’t the centre of the movie universe! Perhaps it will be claimed it’s political correctness gone mad! How can the best fill-um actually ask people to read words and everything!

      • BackRowHeckler February 10, 2020 at 8:47 am #

        More likely ‘a lot on here’ could give a sh#t less about the Oscars, and didn’t watch the show.

        Do you have similar award shows in Australia? Why not worry about those?

        • Nightowl February 10, 2020 at 8:57 am #

          Because TDS.

        • K-Dog February 10, 2020 at 8:59 am #

          Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is a great move. I saw it tonight. I give it two paws up.

          • K-Dog February 10, 2020 at 9:02 am #

            Same guy who did Snowpiercer. Another great movie! A bit heavy on the violence, ‘Parasite’ is very Quentin Tarantinoish.

          • K-Dog February 10, 2020 at 9:04 am #

            Actually better than Terantino and women are probably safe barefoot around Bong.

      • BackRowHeckler February 10, 2020 at 9:15 am #

        The big hit on 1917 was there weren’t any ‘Queer women of color’ in the cast. In fact there weren’t any, an Oscar killer if there ever was one.

  78. akmofo February 9, 2020 at 11:04 pm #

    Shocking Revelations !!!

    Chinese Billionaire Miles Kwok tells Steve Bannon:

    – more than 250 million Chinese under quarantine
    – 1.5 million Chinese confirmed to have Corona virus
    – more than 50,000 deaths to date
    – 1200 bodies cremated daily

    https://youtu.be/2WyfVnL5_AM

    • SoftStarLight February 10, 2020 at 12:03 am #

      Is it really shocking and do you believe it? You just got finished criticizing me upthread for listening to what others think. And here you are doing the same thing. So are you worried its going to be a pandemic? Are would you have to rely on others to come to that conclusion?

      • Janos Skorenzy February 10, 2020 at 1:22 am #

        Nay the tale grows worse:

        https://www.infowars.com/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-others-predicted-up-to-65-million-deaths-via-coronavirus-in-simulation-ran-3-months-ago/

        They also helped fund the development of the virus and are now funding an attempted vaccine. Too bad they didn’t wait until they had the vaccine before they released it.

        They don’t need the money. What it is is an attempt by the Elite to quicken the pace of Globalization, crisis equaling opportunity. A vaccine might have negated the crisis aspect so that was a non starter I’m afraid.

        • Cargill February 10, 2020 at 4:21 am #

          Does anyone seriously look at “infowars” for information, let alone cite them on a public forum? It is nothing but a butter factory for mad conspiracy theories and convenient nut-fudge narratives. Well I never!

          But carry on.

          • Nightowl February 10, 2020 at 8:55 am #

            It is always amusing when fringe sources like Infowars are attacked for falsehoods, yet when reporting on your nutbar Putin conspiracies, they were more accurate than the MSM.

            I realize this is cause for great embarassment.

            https://i.imgflip.com/2u4cdm.jpg

        • SoftStarLight February 10, 2020 at 9:30 am #

          Yes, I have heard about the Gates’ potential involvement in this whole thing and I do think it is quite plausible. It does make a lot of sense after all. Globalization is losing its shine and appeal and so what would make it suddenly more attractive? A global pandemic that requires governments around the world to join in their efforts to stop the evil disease. And once the disease is stopped global governance looks like an amazing thing. How sinister and scary if true. It would go to show the depths of depravity these types are willing to go to for power and influence.

          • BackRowHeckler February 10, 2020 at 9:56 am #

            Gates is building a yacht. Price: $600 million.

            Maybe it’s a bug out yacht.

      • akmofo February 10, 2020 at 6:03 am #

        I believe my eyes. The videos on YouTube from China’s empty cities and streets are massively apocalyptic. I definitely don’t believe anything the Chinese media is saying, neither do I believe anything “our” lying media says. They both are pathological liars and propagandists with ZERO credibility. I don’t know how credible this Chinese guy is, but he is a billionaire for a reason, they usually have good intelligence sources. But, of-coarse, he could be a liar, as most all Chinese in my experience are.

        • akmofo February 10, 2020 at 7:11 am #

          What are the odds a Harvard scientist warns about new genetic manipulation and that Harvard’s Chemistry head is charged with lying about China ties and is now in custody for receiving 50k/month and $1.5 mil+ to run a lab in FSCKING WUHAN?

          NOTHING is by accident.
          NOTHING is coincidence.
          EVERYTHING is planned.

          • SoftStarLight February 10, 2020 at 9:32 am #

            I basically do agree with you. I was just giving you a hard time. The only thing I have wondered about is whether it was for sure planned (if it did leak out of the lab in fact) or if it was accidentally released. Some things I think can be accidents. Of course the stakes go up really high when you are playing around with viruses.

  79. Pucker February 10, 2020 at 5:13 am #

    It’s weird: Everyone just takes off their surgical mask when they arrive at the US airports from Hong Kong and China, and there are almost no public health prevention measures in place in the US airports. People seem to pretend that the virus just stops at the US border. Weird….

    The Mainstream Media now is almost useless as a means to inform the public.

    • Pucker February 10, 2020 at 5:45 am #

      Trump announced ostensibly harsh public health measures to be taken at US airports targeting foreigners arriving from China. But it looks like the US Federal Bureaucracy just farted them off either out of bureaucratic sloth and apathetic malaise, or because they hate Trump, or both?

      • SoftStarLight February 10, 2020 at 9:37 am #

        China, as monstrous as they are over there, are a disciplined society. And you even see examples of societal breakdown in China with people shown fighting with authorities over wearing masks, etc. Can you imagine if it gets really real here in the US with the virus? These undisciplined clowns are going to be a real nightmare I think. There will also be heroes. I hope the heroes will be the leaders once the dust settles and the pandemic is over.

        • Majella February 12, 2020 at 2:01 am #

          The ‘masks’ are a total joke.

  80. Pucker February 10, 2020 at 6:46 am #

    I know a doctor in the US who is a “GP”. She once told me that when she was practicing medicine that she always had a few patients who would always call her up early in the morning hysterical thinking that they were going to die. These people are called “Hypochondriacs”. I wonder what percentage of people are “Hypochondriacs”? I once knew an American woman in California who was a hypochondriac. She had her breasts cut off because she was afraid that she might get cancer in the future. The woman was nuts. Many people may freak out with this virus? They could literally just flood the hospitals like a tidal wave? There are only 1 million hospital beds in the US.

    • SoftStarLight February 10, 2020 at 9:39 am #

      “There are only 1 million hospital beds in the US.” Bingo! And many of them are already filled with patients. I keep hearing about how our wonderful medical system can definitely handle this virus. I hope the contingency plans are being thoroughly reviewed and updated frequently.

      • Majella February 10, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

        Have you seen the videos of the free clinics set up in empty Sears buildings, giving free healthcare to the working poor in many flyover states, for a weekend every few months or so? The great American healthcare system can’t even handle the current day-to-day needs of its own downtrodden people.

  81. Pucker February 10, 2020 at 7:38 am #

    Bernie Sanders says that he’s fighting for the Working Man. I’ve had a few blue collar jobs in my life. I worked in a couple of warehouses. I’ve never done construction or welded iron though.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXT1clXc04

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