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Left: The Fall of Kabul, 2021 — Right: The Fall of Saigon, 1975


“If American Airlines were in charge, they would’ve blamed all the cancellations on weather and then given everyone’s checked luggage to the Taliban.”
– Sean Davis, Editor, The Federalist, on the action in the Kabul airport.


I guess we had to find out the hard way that Afghanistan is not like Nebraska. Let others be cruel about it (and there’s plenty of that right now, elsewhere). The last ostensible hegemon who tried occupying the place before us was the Soviet Union, which discovered painfully that Afghanistan was not much like its Kemerovo Oblast, either, and shortly after it withdrew its troops in 1989, the Soviet Union commenced to collapse — which prompts one to wonder: How much is the USA of 2021 like the Soviet Union of those years?

Well, we’ve become an ossified, administrative nomenklatura of Deep State flunkies as the Soviets were, and lately we’re just as lawless as they used to be, constitution-wise — e.g., the abolition of property rights via the CDC’s rent moratorium… the prolonged jailing in solitary confinement of January 6 political prisoners… the introduction of internal “passports.” The USA is running on fumes economically as the Soviets were. Our dominant party leadership has aged into an embarrassing gerontocracy. Is it our turn to collapse?

Kind of looks like it. The days ahead are liable to be a rough ride. Surely China has taken the measure of our Woke military and is weighing the seizure of Taiwan in our moment of signal weakness. No more computer chips for you, Uncle Sam! Do we come to Taiwan’s defense with guns blazing, or perhaps nukes? And what if that doesn’t work out so well? I’ll tell you what: a major geopolitical reordering of things, leaving us… where? Unable to enforce our will around the world as has been the case for eighty years. Floundering. Friendless. Broke. Broken!

Of course, the domestic situation in our land has not been so fraught and overwrought since 1861. Everything is politicized, which is to say: used as a truncheon to beat-up adversaries and, let’s face it, mostly in the sense of Left against Right. This is especially true for the Covid-19 soap opera, which more and more pits the sanctimoniously vaccinated “progressives” against the recalcitrant conservative no-vax free-choicers — that is, coercive government trying to force supposedly free citizens to accept a pretty dubious experimental medical treatment.

Since when did the American Left become so pro-tyranny, and how’d that even happen? I have friends and relatives — I’m sure you do, too — who knocked themselves out in the 1960s protesting against the war, the government, the FBI, and the CIA… who fought in the streets for free speech and raged against official propaganda — and today they can’t get enough of coercing, punishing, brain-washing, and cancelling their fellow citizens. They’re going so far now as to engineer their vicious narrative to brand their opponents as “domestic terrorists.” Think that’s going to work?

I doubt it. And the fall of Afghanistan is sure to spark a resentful reaction among the many ex-soldiers who paid a heavy price pulling tours of duty in that hapless venture over twenty years. There’s a lot of them out there in Red America, and they were already pissed-off about the pernicious nonsense being jammed down their throats by the minions of Wokesterism: the race-and-gender hustles, the off-the-charts rise of violent crime, the wide-open border, the off-shoring of jobs, the Covid lockdowns and wrecking of small business, the MMT experiment launching inflation, and the new pussification of the armed forces they served and suffered in. They’ve laid rather low through years of this, just watching the scene in wonder and nausea, but you may see them turn more active now. And consider: they’ve been well-trained in weaponry and tactics.

Unsettling discoveries are in the offing going forward. The Wall Street Journal lately detected signs of life in the John Durham investigation, reporting that matters have gone to a grand jury. That means crimes are being prosecuted. We may soon become reacquainted with names that almost slipped down the memory-hole — the likes of Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Pete Strzok… who else…?  This may also lead to a catastrophic discrediting of the mainstream news media — who were fully in on the RussiaGate con — to the degree that some companies end up utterly wrecked and with many careers washed up.

Hard information about what actually went down in the 2020 election is also coming out, and not to the credit of the ruling regime that purportedly triumphed in that contest. Some of that info may redound to the issue of China’s involvement in our affairs, and beyond mere election meddling to the wholesale buying-off of the US political class. The pathetic thing is we already know several very prominent figures on-the-take from China, including Eric Swalwell, Dianne Feinstein, and most conspicuously, Hunter Biden (and family), but the ranks of the known-to-be bought-off could swell dramatically.

Finally, there’s the fate of President “Joe Biden.” As Kabul falls this morning, he remains in his Camp David gopher hole. Observers conjecture that he’s had a few “bad days” lately, meaning he is not presentable. There is a rising clamor, even among his own partisans, for him to come out and say something, anything… for Gawdsake… just do more than pretend to be the leader of the free world! It could be curtains for Ol’ White Joe… resignation-time. Never before has a US president faced such a daunting loss of legitimacy, and hardly just on account of Afghanistan. And then consider who’s next-in-line for that position. (Did you shudder?)

Sometimes, Vlad Lenin observed, events take decades, and sometimes years happen in weeks. This looks like one of those times for the USA. Heads will soon be spinning like the little girl’s in The Exorcist, releasing a pea-soup spewage of shocking revelation. The old narratives will fall apart before our eyes. Minds will have to get right. Prepare for a whole lot of strange days rolling out.


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  1. jim e August 16, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    Historians of the future, pan-frying ‘possum cutlets over their campfires, will marvel at the potency of their ancestors’ prayers. jhk

    • ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

      I hear ya, Jim, but they’re so very much better roasted than pan-fried. Just my opinion.

      • jim e August 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

        A pistol shot at five o’clock
        The bells of heaven ring
        Tell me what you done it for
        No I won’t tell you a thing
        Yesterday I begged you
        Before I hit the ground
        All I leave behind me
        Is only what I found
        If you can abide it
        Let the hurdy gurdy play
        Stranger ones have come by here
        Before they flew away
        I will not condemn you
        Nor yet would I deny
        I would ask the same of you
        But failing, will not die
        Take up your china doll
        It’s only fractured
        And a little nervous from the fall

    • abbybwood August 19, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

      Had to alert everyone about this travesty happening in California.

      Two women caught on camera stealing recall ballots at an apartment complex with master key:

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/democrat-women-steal-california-recall-ballots-caught-on-video/

      I hope these women are caught quickly and are imprisoned for many years.

  2. Pete August 16, 2021 at 10:02 am #

    The Taliban won with faith and patience.

    America doesn’t do these wars to HELP ANYONE BUT THE 1% – and we always leave things way more screwed up than when we got there, but we ALWAYS LEAVE.

    Ya know who else promises to stick by your side, then runs when faced with a God fearing determined opponent?

    • shotho August 16, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      and just maybe we need to learn that our version of God needs to be feared as well.

    • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      The 1% made money on the Afghan debacle. 2.2 billion dollars? or was it 2.2 trillion dollars spent on the Afghan campaign? Who knows anymore? The American dollar is trending towards worthlessness anyway.

      • Hereward the Woke August 16, 2021 at 10:29 am #

        Dick Cheney and George Bush are remarkably quiet this morning, aren’t they?

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          Cheney’s daughter named Trump/Biden as the responsible party.

          There is no Trump/Biden.

          • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 10:39 am #

            Dickhead Cheney was involved in getting us into the Afghan caper. Who is Liz Cheney trying to kid?

          • lizharmon August 16, 2021 at 11:19 am #

            Cheney’s daughter is gonna get primaried in Wyoming. Make book on that.

          • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 11:22 am #

            Someone could remake The Wizard of Oz with the Cheney family.
            Dick Cheney who has no heart
            Mary Cheney who has no dick (but really wants one)
            Liz Cheney who has no decency

        • Tate August 16, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          Biden made a boo-boo when he told the Taliban ‘you can have it.’ We could have held on there for decades with a mixture of steel & swagger. Yes it would cost additional trillions but that’s the price you pay for aspiring to be the world hegemon. Is Biden saying more than he meant when he said we give up?

          Otoh, blue team vs red team war games show we really can’t defend Taiwan Our tattered prestige is on the line so when Taiwan falls, as it probably will, the dollar plummets since our supposed ‘muscle’ is all that holds up the value of the dollar.

          • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

            Yeah, Biden really f#kkd up good this time. At this point there is no worming his way out of it. Remember last May, in Europe, when Biden exclaimed “America is back.”, and Don Lemon said “Its good having adults in charge once again?”

            Brh

          • Tate August 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

            The invert Lemon wouldn’t recognize an adult if he got his silly smug face smacked silly by one.

          • zappalives August 16, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

            We no longer deserve to be the defender of the “free world” !

            Nor should the USD be the reserve currency.

            We deserve hard times………..most Mericans deserve nothing more……………

          • Tate August 16, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

            Deserve? ‘Deserve’s’ got nothing to do with it. I suppose you’ll tell me next that we’re not on the “Right Side of History,” rofl.

          • zappalives August 16, 2021 at 8:15 pm #

            Look it up in the dictionary,idiot.

          • Tate August 16, 2021 at 9:11 pm #

            Ooooh, snappy comeback.

        • debt August 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

          If you think Cheney gives a rat’s ass about Afghanistan…..

          then you don’t know Dick!

        • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 9:23 am #

          Dead Eye Dick got his millions. What does he care?

      • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 16, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

        The majority of the $Trillion(s?) “targeted” for Afghanistan landed, as planned, in the shiny new MiniMcMansions of Contractors in Northern Virginia.

        • Pete August 18, 2021 at 10:11 am #

          Maybe a couple of places in Delaware too…

    • thirdcoastlegend August 16, 2021 at 10:24 am #

      All the Taliban needed were some AKs, RPGs, faith, and time.

      No nukes, F-15s, lockdowns, masks, toxic jabs, CRT, or trannies, necessary.

      • ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 10:26 am #

        You can’t kill an idea with bullets and bombs.

        • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 16, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

          You could say that bullets’n’bombs put evolutionary pressure on a viral idea.

        • benr August 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm #

          You sure can if you KILL everyone whoever even heard the idea.

      • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        Right TCL – the way it’ll be here – asymmetric – pockets of long term resistance – weapons, faith & time…

        • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 11:20 am #

          “I guess we had to find out the hard way that Afghanistan is not like Nebraska.”

          Nebraska can change.

          • ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

            Awesome catch, Druid! Way to pick it! 😉

          • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm #

            It will change – for the worse.

      • hortonz August 16, 2021 at 11:34 am #

        The invasion of Afghanistan was another of those ideas that seemed like a good idea at the time but turned into a clusterfuck later. Kind of like globalization, multiculturalism and gain of function research. Now our Woke leaders are telling us that it’s okay because a kinder, gentler version of the Taliban will be in charge.

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

          That’s not immediately apparent, as they are already executing women in sports arenas again, first caning them, then shooting them in the head.

        • Islander August 16, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

          Hortonz,

          No, it was never a good idea, and that was abundantly apparent at the time.

          • Socrates-Detroit August 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm #

            Right on Islander.

            It was NEVER a good idea.

            If we accept the view that 15 of 19 hijackers were Saudi, WHY did the US invade Afghanistan in the first place?

            The Soviet Union, a much tougher government, with a more brutal army, was unable to subjugate this country.

            It was, as others noted here, a great way for the a$$holes who run this country to build the McMansions in northern Virginia.

            JHK contends that “suburbia is the greatest misallocation of resources”. I don’t dispute that. It’s like a fat person overeating junk food.

            But the military-industrial complex is like a cancer, a bi-partisan cancer, that greased the skids for big wasteful government that has not worked in general (Democrats support defense spending in return for GOP supporting their social spending, from the 1960s to the 1980s). Big defense and big government spending require an elastic currency.

            The elastic currency facilitated Americans’ living beyond their, beyond OUR means (in total). And that facilitated suburbia.

            Delusion is wonderful.

            I knew this would be rerun of Vietnam. I knew it would unravel faster than what we were told. I figured the Taliban would be in Kabul by October, not now.

            To the extent that this generation of Americans might be jolted into reality and into questioning what the elites tell us, this could be a good thing.

            But I won’t hold my breath on that, and neither should you. This is not the 1960s. The average American adult in the 1960s, white AND black, rich, middle class, AND poor, was much more savvy and sociopolitically (if there is such a word) intelligent than today’s nominally better-educated, more highly-degreed Americans. And many more ordinary people were involved and active politically.

            Afghanistan. What a waste. While the deaths of 4000 American troops is sad and tragic, and the tens of thousands of vets who developed emotional problems or physical handicaps, I also think of all the countless thousands more Afghan civilians, non-combatants, who died for nothing. That is even more tragic. I also think of the hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on this idiotic, bloody endeavor.

            What a waste.

      • AngryFarmer August 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm #

        I get where you’re going, but…

        Don’t give the boy-raping, smack-growing creeps of Taliban any credit.
        They did nothing.
        They hid for 20 years, and took the occasional potshot.

        It’s rather like…gardening.

        You tame a patch of land and call it a “garden”.

        As long as you get out there every day, pull weeds, apply mulch and prune dead branches, it stays a garden.

        But once you get bored, and stop putting on the work, the weeds come back. Within a few months, your garden is reclaimed, and is as if it never existed.
        No one is impressed by the valor of the weeds. They just do as weeds do.

        Uncle Sam got a new hobby. Let’s hope it’s cheaper.

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

          They’re against boy rape as was Mohammad.

          • Uncle Bob August 16, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

            Tell that to Lawrence of Arabia. They cornholed him good!

          • AngryFarmer August 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

            Bunk.

            I was there.

            Mr. Pashtun loves him some boy dancin’.

            The Koran is more full of loopholes than the US tax code.

            It’s a gutter religion, founded by a caravan raider who also happened to be a chomo.

            One of history’s greatest tragedies is the fact that the medieval Christian kingdoms couldn’t get their act together and wipe it out.

            Deus vult, if you knowwhuddimean…

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:13 am #

            Well these cultures have old problems that Islam never succeeded in eradicating. You’re supposed to only rape girls apparently, as war booty. Not Muslimahs of course.

            It is a gutter religion in some respects. Are you saying the Taliban are hypocrites in this regard? That they still go for boys as well?

          • Richard August 17, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

            Nope, those eyeshadow wearing hena-bearded turds like nothing more than a little man-boy love. I was almost charged with murder by the f’ing JAGs after I solved one of those problems.

          • Pete August 18, 2021 at 10:23 am #

            As if Christianity has somehow transcended the lower base instincts of humans.

            Perhaps humans are just gutter creatures.

            Tell me how people in the west are more civilized, more altruistic, more honest and sincere then those you call goat fuckers.

            Have you been paying attention to civil society here in good old wholesome America?

            Talk about glass houses.

            You were there. I believe it. I believe you saw some human beings, being human. Leave it behind, be better yourself.

            Judge a Muslim’s behavior by Islam, not Islam by the behavior of Muslims. Shouldn’t we judge Christianity the same way? Seems like they have a pedophilia problem too.

    • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 16, 2021 at 11:46 am #

      I find it astonishing that they are talking about shipping the Afghan Translators and similar to “safety” in the US.

      America is not short of people who’ll sell their country out for a couple of bucks, we don’t need any more.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

        I’ve heard that we’ve already taken in two translators for every soldier, over the years.

      • Amman August 18, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

        Do tell.

    • Bilejones@hotmail.com August 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

      And it’s hard not to laugh at this:

      ” the power transition in Afghanistan is even more smooth than presidential transition in the US.”

      https://www.unz.com/aanglin/china-notes-that-transfer-of-power-in-afghanistan-was-smoother-than-in-united-states/

    • AngryFarmer August 16, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

      Guess that’s sort of the point.

      Why “promise to stick by their side” in the first place.

      The entire Afghan civilization is made up of chomo heroin makers.

      Let ’em twist.

      Of course, we had to do something after 9/11, I suppose.

      That should have been what the Israelis refer to as “mowing the lawn” – bomb some infrastructure, kill the leaders, then LEAVE. Purely and explicitly punitive.
      We get into trouble when we try to play hero.

      Let’s stop.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

        9/11 was an inside job. What did Afghanistan have to do with it?

        Nada. Bupkiss.

        • AngryFarmer August 17, 2021 at 11:55 am #

          Sorry, not buying it.

          Too complicated, too uncertain to yield controllable results, and too many mouths to keep shut.

          As grandpa always said, the scariest thing about the world is that it is exactly what it appears to be.

          • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

            LMAO! Imagine being this blind.

          • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 10:47 pm #

            Paging Dr. O.G. Paging Dr. O.G.

            LOL

          • Ron Anselmo August 18, 2021 at 12:13 am #

            AF –

            Did grandpa ever see multiple laws of physics being broken?

            In other words, did he ever see an apple ascend from the ground to a tree?

            If so, would he claim that was exactly what it appeared to be?

            A gravity defying apple?

            Do tell.

          • Uncle Abraham August 18, 2021 at 9:51 am #

            You are correct.

        • abbybwood August 17, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

          But…but…Mary!

          Within an hour of the second WTF collapsing, Ehud Barack was on CNN announcing that OBL was the mastermind!

          Who needs a freakin’ investigation?!

          Done and done.

          • abbybwood August 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

            I mean WTC!

          • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

            And 20 minutes before the towers fell, the BBC announced it. Oopsy.

            My favorite touch was Attah’s passport, found in one piece. AHA! This must be the dude who did it!

            The second, that WTC7 fell out of empathy for the other 2.

          • Pete August 18, 2021 at 10:29 am #

            I think WTF fits perfectly…

            it’s exactly what I thought when they found the passport that fluttered down to the street.

    • Troy Skaggs August 17, 2021 at 11:06 am #

      I spent a little time there in 2011. My overwhelming gut feeling was that the whole ordeal was a about money vs. democracy, human rights and nation building (the big P.R. covers for “American” economic and political hegemony?) and that the locals (“host nation?”) were waiting for us to leave. Ten years to the Afghanistan psyche is a different concept than ten years in the fractured late stage American circus scene. Life will go on in Afghanistan as fluidly as it went on before 2001. I’m not so sure about the “U.S.” I’m inclined to believe that time is the ultimate adjudicator and comedian.
      The Afghans are a tough people steeped in the physical reality of daily survival. That in and of itself is an affront to the progressive dream/nigtmare…and Malala wept.

  3. hmuller August 16, 2021 at 10:06 am #

    We will know we’ve truly fallen as a nation when we see websites filled with American women in sexy poses trolling for Russian husbands.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      Not Chinese? I know its visually ridiculous, but that’s the reality.

      • Ishabaka August 16, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        I wonder exactly how many Chinese men are seeking 200lb+ tattooed women.

        • patrickd August 16, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

          Ishabaka, that would be 200lb+, tatooed, with a non-stop mouth, hostility, and ignorance that defies belief.

        • Uncle Bob August 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm #

          LMAO!! Truth!

        • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

          200lb+ tattooed women. – Isha

          ==========

          It’s probably a throwback to the era in which I grew up but I have always been turned off by any woman who would get herself inked, regardless of weight.

          The Swim Club I belong to is heavily related to Rutgers U. All members have some connection to RU. Professors, employees, alumna. Just yesterday I was contemptuously eyeballing a 55-60 year old woman with greying hair and she had a big non-descript splotch of tattoo the size of a saucer on her thigh. No idea what it was. Does her Mom know she’s got this thing?

      • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        Did you catch the story about that “Chinese-American ” Manhattan brain surgeon who divorced his sweetheart-of-Sigma-Chi bride when he found out she was a high-class hooker? Maybe he would have found it acceptable except she continued to ply her trade after their marriage. The reality is seven inches beats four inches every time.

        • Ishabaka August 16, 2021 at 11:16 am #

          Ok – but she’s not 200+ pounds and has no tattoos. Not your typical American Girl Next Door.

          • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:23 am #

            I was replying to Yohannon. But even the 200 pounder’s passport won’t be worth shit after all is said & done.

        • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 11:29 am #

          For a brain surgeon he doesn’t sound too smart.

          “Why is my wife constantly getting phone calls , then spending the night somewhere else? Well, Duh!

          Maybe she claimed to be one of those all night real estate agents.

        • elysianfield August 16, 2021 at 11:47 am #

          “The reality is seven inches beats four inches every time.”

          Tate,
          A closely held belief among men..but only correct if you are measuring the thickness of a wallet.

          Kesa might comment.

          • benr August 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

            Further its more about girth and stamina than length anyway.

            A fat bank account also helps.

        • abbybwood August 17, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

          I like the one about the diversity trainer hired by Jack Dorsey who told an Asian employee, “Just wear sunglasses and no one will know you are Asian.”

  4. SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    Some Heads Are Gonna Roll – Judas Priest

    You can look to the left and look to the right
    But you will live in danger tonite
    When the enemy comes he will never be heard
    He’ll blow your mind and not say a word
    Blinding lights-flashing colors
    Sleepless nights
    If the man with the power
    Can’t keep it under control

    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    The power-mad freaks who are
    Ruling the earth
    Will show little they think you’re worth
    With animal lust they’ll devour your life
    And slice your word to bits like a knife
    One last day burning hell fire
    You’re blown away
    If the man with the power
    Can’t keep it under control

    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Know what it’s like
    When you’re taken for granted
    There goes your life
    It’s so underhanded
    If the man with the power
    Can’t keep it under control

    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Some heads are gonna roll
    Oh-no!
    Some Heads are gonna roll
    Oh-no! (Some heads are gonna roll)

    Alas, they will not be able to keep it under control. So, who’s head is gonna roll? Too bad but that’s how things roll when the pendulum swings.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      Life ain’t fair.

      • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

        Nor should it be MQ. But at least it’s reality and not Woke.

        • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

          Agree!

  5. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 10:10 am #

    “Which prompts one to wonder: How much is the USA of 2021 like the Soviet Union of those years?”

    Good comparison indeed. There are so many similarities, it is strikingly amazing. It sure is funny how history seems to repeat itself in similar fashion.

    • Hereward the Woke August 16, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Looks like the Russkies did a Finland Station in reverse. In 1917, the Germans injected Lenin into Russia to forment Revolution. In 1989/90, they sent him Westward to wreak his havoc. I wonder what copies of Fukiyama’s The End of History sell for these days?

      • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 10:22 pm #

        In 1917, the Germans injected Lenin into Russia to forment Revolution. – Hereward

        ========

        Pop Quiz: Who can be first to identify what is wrong with this sentence?

        • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 10:45 pm #

          First!

          Edit: Forment should be foment.

          • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

            Good job Ron!

          • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 11:50 pm #

            I wasn’t expecting this much enthusiasm for my quiz.

          • Ron Anselmo August 17, 2021 at 11:11 am #

            Q – go easy on Hereward – he’s bright & articulate – obviously a simple typo, and I just had a little fun at his expense – all in good fun.

    • outsider August 16, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      Except that the gerontocracy ruling the US is older than theirs was. Long time General Secretary Brezhnev died at 76 after years of declining health. Then came Andropov was died at 69 after serving 15 months, followed by Chernenko who died at 73 after a mere 13 months. By the time a younger man, Gorbachev, was given the position all was lost. The was Biden (78) is deteriorating before our eyes, I doubt if he’ll last as long as Chernenko.

      • outsider August 16, 2021 at 11:12 am #

        After Andropov I meant to write “who.”
        Before Biden I meant to write “way.”
        Sorry, my finger dexterity and proof reading skills aren’t what they used to be.

        • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          Age related?

        • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 10:24 pm #

          Sorry, my finger dexterity and proof reading skills aren’t what they used to be. – outsider

          ============

          We noticed.

      • cbeard August 16, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

        Judging by the way the media seems to be turning on him concerning the Afghan pull out, he may be on the way out soon. I guess dubya will never pay his dues for not pulling out as soon as 911 was avenged. Hell, they may start over and invade them again.

  6. amb August 16, 2021 at 10:12 am #

    The fitting descriptions that come to my mind regarding the US government, are… corrupt, incompetent, clueless, ignorant, evil, destructive, pathetic, mechanistic, soul-less.

    A nightmare, horror show, soap opera, sit-com, catastrophe, tragedy, porn film, snuff film, violent orgy, all rolled up into one gigantic steaming ball of chaos.

    The USA died a long time ago.

    • SW August 16, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      You left out stupid. And perhaps illiterate.

    • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      The globalist run Deep State and Mainstream News Media are finally seen in their true light. Their increasingly desperate, hysterical, and shrill commands to vaccinate the hold-outs hardly stems from loving concern. All who are not brainwashed with wokism can see that.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:38 am #

        Yes, about those “vaccines”-

        “SO WE’RE ALL CLEAR ON THIS: we have NO data showing a third shot reduces infections, transmissions, hospitalizations, or deaths. NONE. Israel is trying a pure Hail Mary (oh the irony). BAN ME FOR SAYING IT IF YOU LIKE, CENSORS, DOESN’T MAKE IT LESS TRUE.”

        https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1426941584445263874?s=20

        • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #

          The third shot will boost the spike cell count again, wreaking more havoc on the blood vessels and internal organs, and further compromising the immune system as we near the colder months.

          Get ready, kids.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 11:40 am #

            They can’t hide this many vaccine injuries forever. So we’re in for a shit time, but at the end of it, when the unvaxxed are fine and the vaxxed are not, they can’t keep telling everyone the unvaxxed are making everyone else sick. Of course, they’ll try.

            Also, I am seeing indications that they are exaggerating (as usual) the number of people actually vaccinated. It appears that half or more than half are not.

          • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:44 am #

            Oh, definitely.

            That has been par for the course for the media since Trump became president. The numbers are usually inflated or reduced by about 20-25%, depending on the outcome the narrative calls for.

          • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 11:46 am #

            Mary, they count the vaxxed like they count Biden votes.

          • BuckeyeDoug August 16, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            So far I’ve avoided the jab(s), but for the first time I’m actually thinking about it. I’m hearing anecdotes that >90% of the COVID hospital patients are the unvaxxed like me. My brother works for a very large hospital system in the south and they are saying >95% of the serious cases are not vaccinated. I’m seen similar stories across the country this weekend. Someone is not telling the truth.

          • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

            The Ghoul returns.

          • thirdcoastlegend August 16, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

            I think I’m ready.

            Is it wrong to daydream about all the cool cars and houses that may come available?

            Asking for a friend…

          • Amman August 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

            The spike protein count?

          • ThorsHammer August 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

            Mary Q

            If you want something closer to actual reporting of “vaccine” side effects don’t bother with the American VAERS statistics. They are statistics from a voluntary reporting system in which the carrot is heavily balanced toward non-reporting, and then filtered through the CDC to produce whatever number Pharma needs for it’s current propaganda campaign.

            Look instead at the European Endura Vigilance database. It includes all 32 EU members, many of which have distinctly different heath bureaucracies. Some of those may be every bit as corrupt as that of the USA,, but when you combine them all the likelihood that the the end number is simply pulled out of some corporation’s golden asshole is much lower.

            At last report the number of adverse events directly attributable to COVID vaccinations is more than two million, with the death count above 21,000.

            No, you won’t find that information in any “free” American news media or censored internet source. That would be bad for the agenda of Control and the bottom line of the Drug Pushers.

          • Islander August 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

            Buckeye Dog,

            If you are in good health, just hang in.

            If you should get the coof, get treatment early.

            Then you will be FULLY PROTECTED against further mutants.

            Take vitamins C, D, and zinc and quercetin daily.

            Eat a healthy diet. Get exercise.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

            @BuckEyeDoug please get your jab like a good little sheeple.

          • Redneck Liberal August 16, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

            (Yawn). Here’s information with CONTEXT

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

          • Amman August 18, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

            I am in denial – at least a part of me. While I wont take the shot, I am astounded at some of the things being projected into the future by what are otherwise normal everyday people – experts and armchair commentators. If even 10 percent of what they say comes true, I think the world will see a war.

      • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        One of the reasons the MSM sounds so hysterical is that they are losing viewers in a quite significant manner. Last week, CNN had fewer than a million viewers, How can you propagandize when no one watches you? I suspect their loss of significance is fatal. As they fade away into obscurity, many independent news sites, such as Steve Bannon and Stew Peters, are gaining viewers.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

          Yep. The independent media is winning. Who wants to watch those freaks with so much make-up on you could scrape it off and fill a peanut butter jar? And their robotic bizarre delivery. People want to hear real people and real emotions and real discussion.

          Their day is over. The genie is out of the bottle.

        • Amman August 18, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

          The Long Emergency should bust up everything. if CNN goes, well then, yeah!

    • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 10:32 am #

      “…gigantic steaming ball of chaos.” ~ amb

      Ordo Ab Chao

      Question is, who’ll be providing the order?

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:54 am #

        The Private Sector of course. As Rand says, They who have the right to do whatever they want to on their own property and in their own business – and it’s all their property and business now.

        Thus the absurdity of Red America raving about the Government while what they hold sacrosanct is actually the Governing body. They all believe in it. Who doesn’t admire and envy those who have “worked hard and gotten ahead”? Who doesn’t want to rise? The Left too, for all their bullshit idealism. For the Greens, snow capped mountains take the place of Cap-Stoned Pyramids, with the tops often lost in the clouds. So they climb, like moths to a flame. They find themselves talking about biomass and cutting down forests for green energy. Wait, weren’t forest supposed to be good?

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 11:46 am #

          “Thus the absurdity of Red America raving about the Government while what they hold sacrosanct is actually the Governing body.” THANK YOU.

          I just do not understand this at all. They all crow about ‘big gubmint’ intrusion and control, but they are fine when corporations do it. And oblivious to the fact that corporations control our government. See: Silicon valley & ALEC.

          The left are just as hypocritical with their pretend dislike of corporate power. They embrace it just as much if not more than Red America. Just look at the pop culture that reflects their mores.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

        Ron, I’m with Janos & Mary here: private armies for the rich, gang rule for the many, except in cohesive areas capable of mounting some kind of communal defense. The terrifying advances in robotics and drones are also to be considered: much control, much profit.

        Probably the ultimate reason the whole BLM was let it happen. Demonize the police, wipe out most of the taxpayer supported civil servant, member of the community officer, to usher in rent-a-cops and robots.

        BTW, notice there’s not a single “racist incident” in the media, where a blameless, saintly comm member was shot down by “bigoted cops” for a while? Was at least one high profile case a week during Trump. I wonder what that means…

        • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

          Rulo – I think you, Janos & Mary are right, and the three you mention, private armies, gangs & communal defense all exist, but will come out of the shadows so to speak and crystalize further.

          Large scale private security firms like XE (fka Blackwater), and many smaller private security firms already out there – mostly composed of ex-military – many ex-special forces personnel. A huge jump in pay scale – protecting athletes, celebrities & the well-heeled.

          Anecdotal – an old friend, an 82nd Airborne Ranger left the military shortly after 9/11, and became an armed undercover “Air Marshall” that were part of the new security protocol on commercial airlines. Not much later, he was recruited by Blackwater, and went to oversee an Afghani ridgeline @ $250K/year.

          Gang networks (Bloods, Crips, MS13,Aryan Brotherhood) & biker “club” networks (Pagans, Warlords, Hell’s Angels, Banditos, Outlaws) have been around forever – even since the days of Ward & June Cleaver, all control the narcotics trade, prostitution, debt collection & other criminal enterprises.

          Unlike most, I’ve spent some late nights in the mean streets, when and where these networks operate – not wholesome, but rich in experience, that I wouldn’t trade.

          Communal defense – seems many “volunteer militias” have formed recently – more wholesome objective – just community security.

          Underground alliances & turfs already exist, but I think things will become more localized – more tribal. There’ll still be need for leaders, negotiators, merchants & muscle.

          I agree on the demonization of the “conventional” police forces, to undermine them and usher in a different form of law enforcement.

          Currently sworn to uphold the law – the Supreme Law – may have new meaning. If the Supreme Law continues to be shredded, the upheld laws will be those of the local “leaders” – not a pleasant thought.

          Maybe the racist incidents aren’t happening anymore? Maybe the Joe & Ho Show really has accomplished something. Not. Interesting observation on your part.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

            Ron, I also used to hang w a guy, back down South, every time he came back from overseas. Several tours in Afghanistan, then quit and became a contractor, for one of the large firms. Traveled all over the world, mostly oil field security but also things like the World Cup in Brazil, politicians in Europe. Was making a mint. Mentioned his folks near where I am now, I need to go through my papers and find them one of these days.

            At first I thought the Harley thing is just a clever marketing scheme, dentists on weekends riding their expensive hogs & showing off all their branded, made in China paraphernalia, vests, shirts, and whatnot… skivvies too, I’m sure. Most are like that, but I’ve found out there’s some real bad seeds there too; be careful around them. Better yet, don’t be around them at all.

            I’m sure you have some stories about those underworld nights, looking forward to hearing them sometime.

    • C.O.Jones August 16, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      I don’t see phone gazing ‘merkins doing anything about the poop show that is the national situation except watching it escalate.

      I admire JHK for using the term pussification. It applies not only to the military but to the general population as well.

      We are screwed and anybody who dares say so is a terrorist.

      I wish I was wrong.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        A la Jair Bolsanaro of Brazil on Covid: Stop being a pussy.

        • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 11:06 am #

          Yep, you have to love Bolsanaro – the “Trump of the Tropics”.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 11:47 am #

            Hahahaha!

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

            Ron, mixed feelings here. Yeah, much to admire in the man, politically. Environmentally, though, and with a solid argument I admit (let’s make Brazil great again kind of thing), he’s opened the last of the Amazon to burning, to be replaced by soybeans & cattle. Soil erosion follows, desertification. It’s a complicated debate, but you know where I am in regards to respecting Nature, or what’s left of Her (yeah, goddess Gaia makes a lot more sense to me than angry gods Yahveh or Allah).

          • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

            Rulo – always a pleasure, hope all’s proceeding apace on the N FL farm. Look forward to seeing you – maybe mid to later fall.

            Agreed on Bolsanaro – I like his nationalist bent and fearless approach to things, but also agree with you 100% on his eco policies – not sound, is an understatement.

            And yes, I know where you are on Nature, and admire you greatly for that.

          • Soul Forensics August 16, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

            rulo,

            Brazil rainforest destruction has been off-the-charts since the 80s. Not to let Bolsinaro off the hook, of course.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

            Ron, it will be a pleasure to meet you. We’re neighbors. You’re certainly welcome here anytime.

            Soul, I know. Very sad to see the last of it fading away quick.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:41 pm #

            The destruction of the rain forest is one of those things that just sadden me so greatly I can’t hardly think about it.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 16, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        Pussification indeed.

        Very few people born after JKF Day grew into adults. Most cling to their psychological blanky and line-up for their vax jabs. Most are old, Big children.

        Nanny State.

        • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:12 am #

          Many of them became Reagan Republicans. They saw that nothing bad happened after the disastrous sixties, so they conclude that nothing bad will ever happen. But there’s a lot of ruin in a nation.

        • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

          Very few people born after JKF Day grew into adults. – OG

          ========

          I’m unfamiliar, what is JKF Day? Ohhh, wait a min…you meant… neh ver mind.

      • JackStraw August 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        I went to my local bagel shop this morning and there were 4 boys working there. They all had man-buns and looked totally pussified.

        Screwed? You’re not even remotely wrong.

        • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

          What ever happened to the Schwarzenegger that chided against the “girly men”???

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

            He’s now crying about masks and jabs.

        • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

          They all had man-buns – JackStraw

          ========

          Oh God, don’t get me started on man-buns. They’re worse than tatts on women.

  7. SW August 16, 2021 at 10:12 am #

    Last week I heard on the news that the US government in Afghanistan told Americans to GET OUT NOW. The day Biden announced we were leaving for good, if they had had any sense at all, they should have started shredding documents and loading up the planes. They’ve known for 20 years the Taliban were smarter and faster than they were.

    This is a quote from the Koran — “actions begun in anger end in shame”.

    • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 10:27 am #

      SW – I don’t believe that “anger” had anything to do with the calculations that the “American Empire” used to try to take over Afghanistan. Sure, the MMS whipped up the emotions of the American people, and used 9/11 to justify invading Afghanistan, but anyone with a capability for reason could see that the “reasons” to invade Afghanistan were just a cover for the real reasons to go there. I think it had more to do with China, and pipelines, and trading routes. Besides those reasons, when has whatever regime running the USA ever turned down an opportunity to enrich the 1% with financing, military contracts and various other business that comes with a nice little military exercise?

      • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 10:28 am #

        sorry, MSM..edit

      • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 10:31 am #

        Don’t forget the poppy fields.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 16, 2021 at 11:10 am #

          BINGO!

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

          Oh, no! What is the CIA going to do to replace that funding source?

          • ThorsHammer August 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

            Fentanyl

            Heroin is so old school— being derived from an actual plant that requires cultivation and harvesting. It was time for the CIA to phase out their traditional source of jingle money from protecting the Afghan poppy fields anyway.

            I’m not sure that collecting their traditional 10% from the Zetas and Sinola Cartel will be quite as easy as it was from the “democratically” elected leaders in Afghanistan though—-.

      • Hereward the Woke August 16, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        Yep. The line of thought, “16 out of 19 of the 911 bombers were Saudis. Let’s invade Afghanistan!” was never going to win a logic competition, was it? If we had a genuine media, they’d be hammering on Dick Cheney’s door this morning.

        • cbeard August 16, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

          Yep. The line of thought, “16 out of 19 of the 911 bombers were Saudis. Let’s invade Afghanistan!” LOL, It’s twue, it’s twue, it’s weawy, weawy twue.

      • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        Follow the money. Always.

        • SW August 16, 2021 at 10:42 am #

          rainmaker — I agree there were plenty of financial/self-enrichment motives behind the invasion. But the reason given to the American people was “you’re either with us or against us” (I’m not saying I agreed) and the attitude “somebody’s going to pay for attacking us” and “we’re gonna whip their ass” was the constant drumbeat on the media.

          • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 11:07 am #

            SW – you are right about the “you’re either with us or against us”. The problem that the MSM has now, is that too many Americans are now realizing how we were played for fools by the corporate mouthpieces. Classic Pogo quote – “We have met the enemy, and he is us!”

          • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 11:12 am #

            Yes, of course those were the reasons sold to the people. After all, who is going to sanction such an action like invading a foreign country when the true motive is actually private profit. It’s always been like that. Even the Federal Reserve system was started for the ostensible purpose of “price stability and maximum sustainable employment.”

            On the surface they sound like solemn and noble motives but these were just political concessions to enable the Fed’s owners to achieve their true purpose: maximum sustainable profits via a monopoly over issuance of the nation’s currency which is the very root of all the rot and decay in the world right now.

          • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

            Prior to any real investigation.

            The hijacker of the flight that hit WTC 2….his passport was found a few blocks up the street in Manhattan with hardly a singe on it.

            Had Colombo been leading the investigation that whole ground zero area would have been a crime scene for a year. At least until all the molten steel had stopped burning! (“Duh…what molten steel??!)

            Instead the evidence was quickly hauled off and shipped to China!

            Now I see that if you question the “official story” of 9/11 or if you question the Covid mask, lockdown or vax mandates or if you question any elections as fraudulent, you are looked at as a “domestic terrorist”. All of this from the DHS:

            https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/nbc-news-department-of-homeland-security-opposing-covid-19-measures-or-believing-elections-can-have-fraud-now-considered-terrorism/

          • SW August 16, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

            abby wood — I was watching Peter Jennings when he said the passport had been found. It made no sense to me then or now. And almost instantly Osama Bin Laden was tagged as the culprit. I read — and don’t know if this is true or not — that the Tailban offered to hand him over to the US if given evidence that he was the mastermind behind the attacks.

            When the compound at Waco was burned to the ground with the people inside, the site was razed 3 days later and all evidence destroyed with it.

      • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        I believe you are right. Keep an eye on China’s reaction to this debacle. Afghanistan controls the middle of Asia, trade routes will utilize its area. Think what we needed a presence in Afghanistan for? MIC needed the money flow, of course. But what other things do we need the country for. How many tech heavy resources do they have that both Russia and the US deemed necessary to stabilize the country? How scared should the American consumer be of the cutoff of products due to geopolitics? We are already seeing oil, cars, food impacts of China’s manipulations and it is going to be much worse. How the heck is the GND going to get going with diminished resources to make all those EV vehicles, let alone the batteries to store electricity from all the new plants that cannot be built because of resource shortages.

        All this is no longer in the future, it is happening day to day.

        I believe some divine intervention is involved here, how could we have so thoroughly installed such a gang of thieves and incompetent leaders as we have for the past forty years? The last 7 months seems to be climax of the Deep State pillaging of the American dream. How could such a combination of incompetence been put together, such a group of nincompoops in the senior cabinet, and the two worst “president, VP” combination ever.

        Jimmy Carter is still alive to see his legacy improved to no longer be the worst administration in US modern history.

        • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 11:11 am #

          JAZ – there will soon not be an economy that will support electric cars for all. The future is going to be on foot. Or maybe a few bicycles. The energy crisis is starting to really gain traction.

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:26 am #

            Yup!

          • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:27 am #

            That economy is here now.

          • Paul August 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

            Most realistic post of the day. “Growth” stopped a long time ago. Buses and other forms of mass transit can work well.

        • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

          It is interesting how Putin has said, “We have no problem with this transfer of power to the Taliban. Our embassy is fine and we are sitting tight.”

        • neurodoc August 17, 2021 at 10:14 am #

          JohnAZ;
          I finally had time to locate the info we discussed several weeks back regarding the issue of location of vaccinate following injection into the deltoid. Interestingly, the japanese require location data for their fda type group to approve a vax. Here is a video with a Canadian researcher talking about the issue that unlike other actual vaccines, the mRNA therapy results in 75% of the injectate (and S1 glycoportein) leaving the ‘vax’ site and entering every other part of the body. FYI

          https://rumble.com/vlako1-they-never-knew-the-spike-protein-was-a-toxin.html

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

      SW, that’s a good quote. Rings true to me.

      • SW August 17, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        I’ve seen the truth of this too many times over my lifetime. Not that there aren’t times when anger is a rational response to an unjust situation but it has to be channeled with self-control and reason or it really can end in shame.

  8. dr gonzo August 16, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Floundering. Friendless. Broke. Broken!

    Spooky. The similarities to the last days of the CCCP are more than I can bear.

    Thanks for this.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

      Yeah, agreed. Our 4 riders. Well said, Mr K.

      The differences I see are that the old USSR had zero capacity to obtain hard currency. Which can be conjured up with a magic screen here… still. Not for long, methinks, as the only real backing the US dollar has is our might and muscle.

      The infrastructure is also much better here than late 80’s soviet bloc, and despite inflation and shortages, walking into a Target affords the average Joe a richer variety of convenience, luxury and piles of everything from everywhere than ancient kings had.

      Again, who knows for how long. Take advantage now, stock up on socks and razor blades.

  9. SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    What are worthless and wicked people like?
    They are constant liars,
    signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye,
    a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.
    Their perverted hearts plot evil,
    and they constantly stir up trouble.
    But they will be destroyed suddenly,
    broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing.

    – Proverbs 6:12-15

    • Pete August 16, 2021 at 10:26 am #

      Amen.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:59 am #

      The Koran speaks of a civilization in Arabia that was given to mercantilism and war. It disappeared in a great sand storm that last a day, a night, and another day.

      • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        The Atlantis of the Desert? I did not know that Yohannon. Thx.

  10. Walter B August 16, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    As a young man just out of the Army myself, I watched the original event first hand with great angst. Seeing it totally duplicated today I am stunned by the way the media is going out of it’s way to jam this one into old wounds that never healed and to what effect? America is certainly being called out as backstabbing scum that invades your country, steals all your good shit, and leaves you behind to pay the price for supporting us.

    If this does not turn the entire planet against us and pave the way for the Chinese “good guys” to come to the world’s rescue, then nothing will. Personally I think we have just been set up to get the Bargain Basement Backdoor Special. The year, the Fall will surely take on another less pleasant play out I think.

    • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Nice to see you back Walter.

      • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 11:07 am #

        Thank you. I got tired of being slammed and the massive amount of corruption I have been fighting in the governing business was wearing me out. Giving up was the only option since the general public not only accents corruption, but embraces it as a way of doing business. I cannot wait for my term to expire on 31 Dec 21.

        • thirdcoastlegend August 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

          If there is that much corruption and apathy at your level, imagine how bad things are at the top…

          • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

            It boggles the mind.

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

          I’m so sorry. It’s a pity, because I think we are going to be in desperate need of people like you on a more local level in the near future.

          • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:42 pm #

            I often think of Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” as I go about the business of governing and even just in daily life. If only John Galt was not fiction….

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

      Walter, well said! Welcome back, looking forward to your well reasoned posts.

      • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm #

        I never stopped reading Jim’s blog and as a few weeks went by it became absolutely clear that this place was the only place I could go to find accurate reporting of facts. Thanks Jim.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

      Good to hear from you Walter.

      With your executive experience you’ll be able to speak with even more authority than you did before. Welcome back.

      • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

        Indeed BRH, as acting Township administrator for 18 months, it quickly became apparent that so much of the yearly mandated BS was comprised was the filling out of complicated forms that no one would ever read, and repetitive “training” of staff in Blood Born Pathogens, CPR, and the use of fire extinguishers. Like your municipal clerk is going to turn EMT for fun!

        Thank you for the welcome, just in time for FALL!

    • Daddyotis August 16, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

      Walter: Let me add my affirmation to the rest, that I’m very happy to see you back and posting again. I always used to scan the CFN comments for yours, as they offered very clever insight and common sense (in the non-bastardized frame of the phrase). Please do stay.

      • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:51 pm #

        Thank you Daddyotis, your kind words mean a lot after 18 months of hardcore abuse on Farcebook, where there are no rules and psychotic assholes can make up and spew anything that their demented minds dream up. If I could only get my fingers wrapped around the neck of Herr Zuckerberg…….

        • SpeedyBB August 17, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

          There there now, Walter old bean. We must all feel compassion for poor Mister SugarMountain, as Congress-critters said bad things to him and he was clearly stricken by their unkind observations.

          FB does its best to weed out hate-posts and fake news and now I have to stop typing because my fingers can’t stop cynically laughing.

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          • Walter B August 17, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

            Indeed Farcebook has probably been THE biggest factor in the decay and collapse of our society. In my township my political enemies set up a page called “Bethlehem Township Politics & Government” that should Really be called “Walter B should be dragged into the street and gang raped”. They post the most ridiculous slander and personal attacks and Farcebook won’t do anything about it. It’s like the National Inquirer on steroids.

            The only saving grace is that there are almost NO people that like or reply to any of the posts, like “Bethlehem Township is bankrupt” or ” Walt B had a residency question 22 years ago”. Their way around it is to create alternate characters so they can talk to themselves and pretend someone cares. Although there is no way of knowing what effect it may have, something must be gained by the advantage of blind accusation. If you throw a ball of shit at someone’s head and hit them, surely it leaves a shitstain.

  11. ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks, Mr K!

    “and beyond mere election meddling to the wholesale buying-off of the US political class.”

    Don’t blame Joe. He’s only the puppet. One of many, probably thousands of them.

    Bought and wholly owned by GloboCap, every single one. So is it really surprising, after GloboCap merged with wokesterism, that we get this military and humanitarian debacle? I think not. You get what you pay for.

    • C.O.Jones August 16, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      It’s quite a commentary on our idiocracy that a debilitated shell of a man can be foisted off on us as leader of the free world.

      The powers that be are laughing hysterically every time he soils himself at the microphone.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

        You bet they are.

    • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      The creed of the American military- ‘We’re making the world a safer place for McDonalds!”

      • World War Zeke August 16, 2021 at 5:57 pm #

        I find their cluster bomblettes and white phosphor very tasty.

    • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      “You get what you pay for.”

      Nope. Americans have been paying and paying and paying for the world to be a happy, secure place for at least a century.

      “You don’t get what you don’t pay for.” Victor Carson

      • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

        amb will explain some the true costs [ that we diligently avoided ] further down.

        • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

          cavepainter as well.

    • Walter B August 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm #

      Yes Jerkoff Joe cannot be held accountable for he knows not what he does. In actuality, I blame myself for the current state of decrepitude in our national leadership. Yes, it’s all my fault.

      A few years ago, I was taking care of my Alzheimer’s ridden Mother along with my brother one morning while I was visiting. It was around election time and as we worked to take care of her morning ablutions I turned to my brother and said, “You know Eric, it’s really sad, because even Mom, in her current state of illness, could be elected president if she won the popularity contest”.

      The room must have been tapped because here we are…..

  12. Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:26 am #

    VP Harris cannot be bothered, she is too busy with Haiti.

    What. in Haiti, can be improved upon by her focussing her attention on it?

    The usual helpers will help with or without her approval.

    • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 10:31 am #

      Nothing in Haiti can be improved by her meddling. But it gives the media something (anything for Gawd’s sake!) to fashion the impression that she cares (oooooooohhhh!), that she is compassionate, etc…

      Not my VP, and not my President. They are mere squatters.

      • Ishabaka August 16, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        “she is compassionate, etc…” Joe Biden may be a senile grifter, but Kamala Harris is a psychopath. I realized that when I saw her try to gut Joe over his ancient vote on bussing, in the primaries. You may not like Joe, but if there is one thing he is not, that’s a racist. Back when he voted for, every liberal in America thought bussing would help Black children. The fact that it did not could not have been foreseen. Kamala knew all that – and I knew then that she would say and do anything to get power.

        • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 11:28 am #

          I don’t agree that “not being a racist” is meaningful any longer for someone to include on their mora/political resume. It’s about as obsolete as including on an actual resume that one is proficient in Windows 95 or knows how to use e-mail. Big deal.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

          Joe is a serial liar and a narcissist/sociopath/psychopath himself.

          Ever see him when he was younger?

          They are two peas in a pod. He’s just senile and ineffectual now.

        • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:31 am #

          He’s a well known race realist from way back – what you would call a racist. Called Blacks “super predators” – which they are compared to other races – and helped pass legislation to curb their reign of terror.

      • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

        Remember who reacted to the last Haiti earthquake.

        Clinton and Bush, they were hailed as heroes, until it was found out that the actual received aid was nickels on the dollar.

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

          Chelsea got a high-end wedding out of it. It was really top drawer.

      • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

        The upper echelons of women in the Democratic party recently had a meeting regarding how to rehabilitate the Harris image. Perhaps compassion towards Haiti will do the trick, but I doubt it. We have concerns that are closer to home, like the border crisis she owns. She isn’t up to the job and is not that great as an actress. She’s a weak sister and viewed even more unfavorably than Biden. If her political life survives to 2024, and they correct the election fraud in key states by then, and the dead can’t rise to vote for her, they’ll have to replace her.

        Biden hasn’t made an appearance regarding the Afghanistan debacle yet. Apparently, he isn’t presentable at the present time and it will take several days to prepare him. I understand they have abandoned US citizens there. Imagine the optics when they began to execute them publicly. Pelosi is praising him and blaming the whole thing on Trump.

        • SW August 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

          Kamala IMO was chosen strictly b/c she was black (sort of) and a woman. Her unsavory history and record in California was kept off the mainstream news, just like Hunter’s laptop.

          What can Biden say? They’re trying very hard to figure out a way to blame Trump but Democrats really are the ones who own Afghanistan. Trump wanted to withdraw and the generals fought him very publicly.

    • ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      The VP is getting to the “roots” of the problem, I hope — 10 miles underground, where she belongs!

      • thirdcoastlegend August 16, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        The VP has a track record of rooting for personal gain.

        It is known.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:37 am #

      Maybe she’ll bring the Clinton Foundation back in to build some houses. LOL.

      Last time, they built only 6 and tried to leave with 30 children… and got busted.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        Oh but Laura Silsby was trying to get the proper approvals to bring those children she already took from their parents into the DR, when she was busted.

        The DR knew nothing about it, but it was all on the up-and-up, sure it was.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

          Do you know after she was busted out of the joint by the Clintons, she was handsomely rewarded? She sits on the Amber Alert board now. Not kidding.

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:32 am #

            Just as the fallen Church puts Homosexual Predators in charge of investigations on sexual abuse by Homosexual Predators.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 11:56 am #

      Wait a minute. Heels Up is in Haiti?

      Isn’t that Clinton Territory?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

        No, she’s “focused on” it.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

        Esp. the kids.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      She is probably working with Bill and Hill and Chelsea and “The Clinton Foundation” to go into Haiti to “help”.

      Only this time they will probably be greeted with pitchforks and rope.

      • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

        There’s almost $15 billion missing from money raised about 10 years ago for the hurricane, and another $35 billion unaccounted for from the period 1990-2010.

        Haitians are worse off than they’ve ever been.

  13. Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    This kind of chaos has Obama’s fingerprints all over it.

    Who else has such a fervent desire to see America brought low?

    • Hereward the Woke August 16, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      Partially agree, Beryl. The sheer malignancy of the Dems’ recent actions have Obama’s finger prints all over it. He hates America and everything he does aims to destroy it. However, he’s also lazy, rather stupid and incompetent, so maybe there are other greater minds behind him.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:38 am #

        He works for the Rockerfeller/Rothschilds like every other puppet.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:45 am #

          Yes, he’s the puppet running the dummy.

          • ASHAMED August 16, 2021 at 11:29 am #

            As of 10:30 am Biden is still hidin’. Must be GloboCap are engaging in fierce bidding to author the lies Joe will spew later on.

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:01 am #

          Thank you, Mary. That’s never to be forgotten. People take figures like Soros in isolation. That’s the way they want it. He takes the blame, not them.

      • malthuss August 16, 2021 at 10:47 am #

        Why does he hate? USA and Whites made him rich….He may be a billionaire.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 11:05 am #

          Someone like him, abandoned by both parents, I can’t say that made him evil but it certainly helped warp him.

          He doesn’t have any problem palling around with white billionaires, I’ve noticed.

          • malthuss August 16, 2021 at 11:17 am #

            I think the commie from Chicago is his dad.

            They both have facial moles in the same place.

          • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 11:37 am #

            Barry’s mother was a sexual adventuress.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

            He was groomed by the CIA.

            The man has no soul, they remove it to make perfect puppets.

          • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

            doesn’t have any problem palling around – Beryl

            =========

            Oh my God, please!

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

      Hey, how about turning Haiti into a 21st century Liberia?

      • Ishabaka August 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

        Charles Taylor is still around – put him in the Presidential Palace in Port au Prince.

  14. redrock August 16, 2021 at 10:29 am #

    Fat, stupid, over educated, elitist. Know anyone in these categories? They will determine the future of the country. Common sense, not so much.

  15. amb August 16, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    Our Founding Fathers created the most optimal government structure to date for a nation-state. Yet, what they didn’t understand, and what is still not understood to this day, is how to prevent a delicate creation such as this to withstand infiltration from destructive forces.

    The lack of understanding of the human mind and of human behavior, and the basic principles of life and existence, has always been our downfall throughout history.

    (Philosophy, religion, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, psycho-analysis, et al have ALL failed in solving this. Anyone who argues this point or offers justifications, explanations, or hope and faith in these subjects is a fool.)

    Anything created will eventually be destroyed until we solve this great conundrum that has plagued us since the beginning of civilization.

    Solve this, solve everything.

    • Hardrock August 16, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      I think it all comes down to greed.

      • amb August 16, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        Greed is superficial. It exists because of the flaws in the human mind and lack of education on the true principles of life.

        • amb August 16, 2021 at 11:05 am #

          Immorality, and poor decisions that do not benefit the survival of self and others, are both superficial. Have to go deeper. Man has not gotten even ONE INCH deep into himself, the human mind, and how to live. Want evidence? Just look at our history.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

            amb, I agree with you in general, the system was indeed superb. But greed wasn’t nipped in the bud, and it has grown out of control. It explains many bad decisions for the nation, but good for greed.

            Also, no planning for how to keep the system self-sufficient and self-contained. And sort of small and limited. The Roman Republic was replaced by the Empire, larger, mightier, global. The same happened to us.

        • O.G. Hawkins August 16, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          Greed is 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins. We must all do our Best to overcome each and every 1.

          Of course, we are mortal and constantly fail. Some more than others.

          ——

          Greed is often pure evil in the sense that it will deploy 1 or more of the other 6 to profit.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 11:38 am #

            I’ve increasingly come to the realization that the 10th commandment is vastly underrated but perhaps the most helpful.

            To me personally, anyway.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

            OG, I thought it was a good idea to open your truvinyl for a meeting place if this page goes poof.

            I hope you can activate that, although the capacity exists to limit access to anyhing on the internet, no matter where it’s hosted… as China has abundantly proven. So it’s a coin toss. Maybe they leave you alone if they deem your page insignificant. That would be good. Make it low profile, maybe? Like just a forum to discuss rock albums or something? Then we can use code. Trump can be “ozzy”, Biden “alice cooper” and so on.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

            I’m also happy to build an alternative blog, where anyone can post. Just let me know if youse guys are interested.

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:55 am #

            Get in good with the Chinese and they’ll protect you. How do you think Anglin is still on the mainstream internet? Of course you can’t say anything bad about China any more.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

      How to stop corruption, fraud and lying?

      Maybe Durham’s Grand Jury will lead the way?

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

        Maybe the elves will fix my rototiller…

        • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

          Keep the faith, stranger things have happened…(than elves fixing your rototiller, I mean…beauty…)

        • AngryFarmer August 17, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

          Meh.

          It’s probably a dirty carb or bad gas.

          It’s ALWAYS a dirty carb or bad gas.

          Save the elves for baking cookies and killing orcs.

    • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

      Entropy. It is built into everything and unavoidable.

    • Uncle Abraham August 18, 2021 at 3:23 pm #

      Jesus Christ, the Son of God, God in the flesh, is the Antidote to the destroyer (man-Satan) and is decidedly not religious sectarianism – the domain of Satan.

  16. Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    I think we will become acquainted with names we have never heard before, like Sally from the typing pool and Fred the guy who changes the cartridges on the printer.

    Maybe the janitor who dumped the wastebasket with the shredded confidential documents in it.

    • Hereward the Woke August 16, 2021 at 10:36 am #

      I don’t know why people are so bitter about Russiagate. We got Clinesmith, didn’t we?

  17. MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    Good morning! Another excellent article, James. Thank you.

    “Sometimes, Vlad Lenin observed, events take decades, and sometimes years happen in weeks. This looks like one of those times for the USA.”

    Very apt quote, and I tend to agree. It feels like history in the making is moving at lightning speed. What a rollercoaster ride we’re on.

    The entire piece articulates so perfectly where we are. My favorite paragraph is the one about how insanely authoritarian the left has become, leaving people like me who have stuck to my beliefs and stances against censorship and for our rights in the dust. What the new wokie progressives don’t understand is they have lost at least half if not more of their tribe, and the more extremist they get, the smaller their ranks are.

    Anecdotal, but on Facebook, I have a LOT of friends who, like me, have been anti-war activists, stood for equality, supported LGB when they strove for equal rights, and are vehemently anti-corporatist rule and anti-censorship for citizens and journalists.

    They have kept their stances, or even moved slightly more centrist, in response to the loony wokies with their pro-pedophilia, pro-garbage pop culture, anti-free speech, trans agenda, CRT, cancel-culture, pro-intel agencies craziness. And there are a LOT of them. I’d say it’s the majority of my crew. We seem to be an invisible minority now, but we have been open minded enough to start to see possibilities in alliances with other more independent-minded citizens, or even moderate conservatives.

    I think that the loony wokies are actually becoming the fringe, and the rest of us are just normal folks, then there are the fringer rightwingers who are extreme on their end of the political spectrum. But I think the vast majority of us are now starting to become more willing to ‘work with others’ as it were.

    I would see that as a good thing. The PTB want us divided but some of their tactics are backfiring in a big way.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      LGB has always been pro-pedophilia, secretly. Gay marriage? Satan is the Ape of God. Letting them adopt children? Madness. That’s supporting imbalance and destruction.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:54 pm #

        I believe that homosexuals are born that way, and I know a lot of them, and ironically, most of them are more conservative re: family than anyone else I know. Maybe they feel they have something to prove? I don’t know. Throughout history, homosexuals have made up 4%-10% of any population. Seems like they are naturally supposed to exist.

        In any case, I disagree: The vast majority of pedophiles are straight. Sorry to break it to you.

        Homosexuals should have never let trannies hitch their wagon to their cause.

        • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:58 am #

          You have to go into percentages in order to be meaningful since the vast majority of people are straight.

          Many Gays admit that they were turned by abuse from an older Gay.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

      The Orange County Register just called for Newsom’s recall and endorsed Larry Elder for governor!

      Larry said his first act as governor would be to stop mask mandates, vax mandates, lockdowns and vax passports.

      Already Newsom is whining because Democrats are being complacent about the recall election and the Republicans and Independents are mobilized. Supposedly he has Pelosi and Carmelita coming here to campaign for him. Do it!!! Great idea to have two of the most polarizing political figures of today here to “support” you!

      He should also get the teachers union reps to go door-knocking for him!

      Ha!

      • SW August 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

        If there’s a God then Newsom and his hair gel will be thrown out of office. And if there’s a really, really powerful God, he’ll take Nancy and Diane with him.

        • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

          Is that hair gel flammable? Just askin’.

        • Uncle Abraham August 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

          Who do you think created destroyers like Nancy and Diane to chastise us for our complacency with evil?

      • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

        Yea abbywood,
        Maybe gruesome Newsom can show us his love of the underdog by holding a “homeless sidewalk poop-athon”. Or maybe his Antifa buddies can do an encore performance by burning down a few city blocks.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:55 pm #

        OC is full of libertarians and Republicans, but it is also a HUGE population. So, onward. This is good news.

    • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

      The children are being sexualized. Here is a short video of little kids at play that is so shocking I don’t know what to make of it.

      https://www.bitchute.com/video/gDuD5Tvs5XQi/

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:56 pm #

        It’s horrible. They are being groomed, and preyed upon, and their parents help! And so do schools. Disgusting.

        • draupnir August 17, 2021 at 12:02 am #

          I don’t know how kids that age would even know about such behavior. Was it a video of that rap song that they saw on TV? I can’t believe they ever witnessed such a thing in their homes.

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 9:40 am #

        The video is blocked, BTW.

    • Redneck Liberal August 16, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

      Amusing perspective:

      “I think that the loony wokies are actually becoming the fringe, and the rest of us are just normal folks, then there are the fringer rightwingers who are extreme on their end of the political spectrum.

      See, *I* think YOU are a “fringer rightwinger” and YOU think *I* am a “loony wokie”. I know you’re wrong, and agree that perhaps I may be wrong too. What’s your most succinct definition of each term?

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm #

        LOL, that you think I’m a far righty.

        You’re stupid. You have no political compass.

        For instance, you think I am a Qanoner even though I have said many times I think Trump was controlled opposition.

        You don’t pay attention to what people say, and you are brainwashed into the blue cult. Therefore, your opinions are akin to a pile of donkey diarrhea.

        • benr August 17, 2021 at 9:39 am #

          Now wait a minute Donkey poo is at least use full as fertilizer!

          • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

            LOL, true.

        • Redneck Liberal August 18, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

          You, like many other disappointed QAnon dickwads, have abandoned Trump, so that means absolutely nothing.

          The rest of your beliefs are just batshit crazy.

          • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 9:43 am #

            1) Never voted for Trump
            2) Never read/shared any Qanon stuff
            3) You’re still trying desperately to cling to your made-up narrative

            That’s pretty much the MO of a wokie libtard, yeah.

  18. Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    It’d be good to be long opium. Afghanistan provides 80% of the world supply. Not happening under the Taliban. Just when we could use more mind-numbing opiates.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      We have plenty of fentanyl. It’s a little trickier, is all.

      • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 9:43 am #

        Kills faster, that’s for sure.

    • redrock August 16, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      Oh no.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      Evil stuff. I have not been averse to a bit of exploring with the aid of substances, but stayed well away from opiates, natural or synthetic. I’ve seen enough of my generation go crazy and die from that shit. You commune with the mushroom once a year in a full moon is one thing; you need the next dimebag to breathe and exist, whole other game.

      20 yrs of rich crops really padded the black $ budget, eh. Russia and Europe are flooded with the stuff. Has never been any cheaper. That may change. Or not. The Talibs may realize they have a cash cow in their hands and not be so puritan this time.

      • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

        Rulo – I think the Taliban is against cultivation on religious grounds. When we arrived in the early 2000’s, they had driven production down to 185 metric tons, and then under the watchful eye of US military, production increased to 6200 metric tons in very short order.

        Part of Dubya & Cheney’s rap was the Taliban was using drug money to fund terrorism, but probably just a convenient lie at the time. Now when we got there – likely black ops money, I think.

        • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

          Yep. That’s what I’m saying. There was a comment here on last thread I think, about this Marine saying “the first year we burned the crops, by the second we were guarding them”. Production really shot up under US & NATO rule, much of it ended in Europe, Russia, even here through the cartels.

          The $ from that, who knows. Black ops. Paying off warlords and tribal leaders. Those are the most likely scenarios.

          • benr August 17, 2021 at 9:41 am #

            Just remember there is a legitimate market for opium.

          • SW August 17, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            Remember Karzai? Our puppet for a long time and his brother was the biggest drug dealer in the country. I wonder if he knows Hunter?

    • hmuller August 16, 2021 at 4:31 pm #

      You got me to thinking, Ron Anselmo. Can the labs create opiates as good as anything coming out of Afghanistan? Maybe the drug dealing arm of the globalist cabal decided it no longer needs the Afghani poppy fields

      • pranah August 16, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

        My thoughts exactly, hmuller. Who needs poppy fields when you can have Fentanyl?

      • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

        H – hadn’t considered that angle, but you’re on to something there, I think. We’ve, the globalist cabal, been working on lots of other lab created, “gain-of-function” stuff.

        Why not drugs? At their core, every Rx is just a synthetic knock-off of a natural occurring substance anyhow – now the labs are just giving them more oomph…

      • Ishabaka August 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

        Fentanyl comes from a lab, not a poppy. So does oxycodone. That’s why they’re called “opiods” instead of “opiates”.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm #

      Opium production was at an all time low in 2001 in Afghanistan. Now it’s at an all time high. Interesting, eh?

  19. edpell August 16, 2021 at 10:37 am #

    The second to last sentence needs some help.

  20. JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    The US is closest to the pre-Civil War times. Political division is more powerful that Constitutional unity.

    Things dividing us are more powerful than things holding us together.

    Look at what holds people’s together. Common purpose is first and foremost. The American Dream, that if you work smart and hard, you can have a good life United this country since its inception. It is so powerful that it pulled millions of immigrants from around the world. The other common purpose is wag the dog, WAR. As a young person, so-o-o many years ago, I remember wondering why each generation has had to fight a war in this country. Every twenty years a new enemy is invented and we have to go fight them. Having a common enemy has been a PTB weapon for millennia.

    Both of these unifies are wasting away. The country is not unifying under common purpose, there is no common purpose. The only thing I see resembling common purpose is the drive to destroy America by the progressive Left. The country is dominated by have – have not debates as it grinds itself apart. Our in power political party is noted for using divide and conquer techniques together and maintain power. They also are noted for increasing indigent immigration to the point that the very necessary balance between haves and have not to maintain an adequate amount of wealth in the country to support the social contract no longer exists. Our PTB, whether wealthy individuals or corporations are deserting the ship, just like Russia oligarchy did in 1990s.

    War, we have not had a substantial one in almost 50 years. These little Middle East wars have been so sanitary, a few thousand killed as opposed to Viet Nam where 58000 guys and gals were killed in ten years or even DDay where 4000 were killed in a day. These punks running these political groups today do not deserve the sacrifice these veterans put out for them generations ago.

    So the predictions are the dissolution of America. I just hope a piece of it will exist to continue on the truly American ideals of individual control and responsibility, entrepenueurism, real capitalism, not corporate cronyism, and legitimate border control to protect the European nature of its philosophy and stop the stupidification effects of the browning of America.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      Here is the hypocrisy of the left that is blowing my mind:

      They are trying to force me to get vaxxed, cutting me off from shopping and restaurants unless I comply, threatening to not allow me to fly or travel Interstate.

      Yet illegal aliens are being invited into the country and are being flown to American cities hither and yon with no mandatory jabs.

      And US tax dollars are financing all of it.

      • JackStraw August 16, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

        If I don’t get vaxed by October, I lose my job. Even though I had covid, and am far more protected than the vaxed, it makes no difference to these psychopaths. Science has no part in this brave new world.

        Also, they recently gave the largest raises to the lowest paid. It didn’t even matter if you were the most highly rated employee on staff. The lazy idiots got the big raises all in the name of equity.

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

          The inoculation destroys any natural immunity you have, and is proving ineffective, so you might want to contemplate what other purpose it might serve before you take it. Perhaps you could go down to your state employment department and file a claim for hostile work environment, then make them fire you. You will then be automatically granted unemployment, and the state must provide you with the resources to pursue your claim. Such claims take an average of four years to adjudicate.

          • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

            Oh, make sure you document everything.

        • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

          Also, they recently gave the largest raises to the lowest paid. – JackStraw

          ===========

          Probably you are saying the largest raises percentagewise, not in actual dollars and cents.

        • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 9:46 am #

          There are things you can do to fight it.

          http://www.thehealthyamerican.org

          Peggy Hall has done the research. What they are doing is illegal.

      • Redneck Liberal August 16, 2021 at 8:12 pm #

        “Yet illegal aliens are being invited into the country and are being flown to American cities hither and yon with no mandatory jabs.

        I’d like to see some actual evidence of this, rather than random unreferenced claims like yours.

        • benr August 17, 2021 at 9:43 am #

          I know its tough for you but just actually look at who is popping up around you.
          Do you get out at all?

        • SW August 17, 2021 at 11:08 am #

          There was a segment on the NBC nightly news last week of an interview with a very young couple with a small child. Of course it was in translation but the three of them were going to be flown to Miami. No word if they had family there, or a job offered — just flown to Miami.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm #

        They want double think to replace logic.

        It will only work in the short term.

      • AngryFarmer August 17, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

        Just remember:

        Asking for ID to vote us very, very racist, and if you disagree you are lit-uh-rully Hitler.

        But demanding ID in order to eat is just fine…and if you disagree, you are lit-er-ully Hitler.

    • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

      “So the predictions are the dissolution of America.”

      America will survive the United States. 

  21. Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:42 am #

    How did it happen? The Left won. It’s easy to be self righteous about freedom and rights when you’re on the outside. Then, as Alinsky said, you try and make your opponent live up to their principles.

    It’s been hard for the Left to accept this. When Mick Jagger was knighted, his bandmate was outraged saying, These are the people who used to bust us for smoking pot. The Outlaw ethos is very seductive and often ridiculous, as per the Antifa. The Left won a long time ago.

    They quietly cancelled the anti-war movement some years ago. Nobody seemed to notice or care. So what are their principles? Or were their former principles even sincerely held?

    • malthuss August 16, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      and he was a stone alone? the others were not knighted?

      try TO make your opponent live up to their principle

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:07 am #

        Keith rejected it, If memory serves. He was the one enraged at Mick’s acceptance.

        • malthuss August 16, 2021 at 11:18 am #

          Keiths dad was a socialist?

          • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:28 am #

            Huh? Wtf?

    • MaryQueen August 20, 2021 at 9:48 am #

      Jagger has always had zero principles.

  22. teddyboy46 August 16, 2021 at 10:45 am #

    I would like to point out under the risk of censure. that America invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago. Why wouldn’t they want us out?

    • SW August 16, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

      Of course they wanted us out and patiently, persistently GOT us out. Ditto the Vietnamese. When will we learn to respect other countries right to exist without our interference? If the Afghan people hated the Taliban then it was up to them to get rid of them. Ditto Iraq and Saddam Hussein.

      We supported the Northern Alliance and members of this group were involved in open pediphile rings called bacha bazi. We looked the other way and excused it as “part of their culture” — even when practiced on our bases. One of the reasons the Tailban gained power was they opposed this practice as did many Afghans.

  23. Wizard of the Saddle August 16, 2021 at 10:47 am #

    I noticed that all of the rats are abandoning the sinking ship this morning…..Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, the NYT, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Maureen Dowd, etc., all blasting Biden. Jen Psaki has never been confronted by a hostile press, so she fled the WH and took a one week vacation, leaving her hapless woke black female Deputy Press Secretary to face the lions.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:52 am #

      That has to be truly unprecedented. That’s an overused word, but has a press secretary ever abandoned their post like that before?

      I don’t blame her, I’m sure she was being amply rewarded for lying with a straight face on a daily basis, but there could be no incentive great enough to make her stay and take that beating.

      • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        Sorry, but it’s funny. Many of those women appear to be not up to the job they are tasked with.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

          Men, either.

    • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

      Biden, Harris, and Psaki are all notably absent, the cowards. Apparently, they have flown Biden back in. Perhaps they’ve got him cleaned up and drugged up already. They have little choice but to present him soon. I have my doubts whether Psaki will ever return. I suspect she will resign to spend more time with her family, effective when her paid time off is used up.

  24. Wizard of the Saddle August 16, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    I suspect that the Democrat powers that be are conspiring this morning to invoke the 25th Amendment to try to remove Biden from office due to mental incapacity. Watch for it. The idea will at least be floated this week as a trial balloon. It is becoming increasingly clear to everyone that he is incapable of governing and that it is having disastrous consequences for the country. Trump said yesterday that Biden should resign from the office he never won legitimately to begin with. Damn straight.

    • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      He was incapable from the start, which is why they hid him in a basement and stole the election.

      Rest assured that his butt has been wiped, however.

    • amb August 16, 2021 at 10:55 am #

      Wasn’t the plan to have Kamala take over as Pres? Well, here it is. A done deal. America died a long time ago.

      • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:03 am #

        I think the goal was to stop Trump at all costs.

        It does not matter whether Joe Joe or Heels Up plays the role of the marionette.

        Kamala will open up new joke material. Never did I think we would have a president who was part of Montel Williams’s harem.

        Montel got it on with the pair that night.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mdxF39eTwU

        Now that is presidential.

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:09 am #

          Then Montel should be President, not her. Why can’t we have a real Black president? Like in Idiocracy, the movie?

          • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:18 am #

            Yes. I demand President Camacho.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:03 pm #

            Or if a whitey is still allowed, why not Buffalo man?

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:01 am #

            They’re terrified of the Qanon Shaman.

        • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

          I have a nightgown that looks exactly like her dress.

      • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        Hey AMB, whenever I need to be reminded of a hopeful, positive vision for the future of America I’ll make sure I don’t ask you. What is wrong with people? Did you think this was going to be easy? Don’t you know that your words have power?

        I for one am betting on an American Revival despite the coming destruction. If anyone really loves and appreciates this country then don’t be so damn quick to throw in the towel! It wasn’t handed to our Founding Fathers and it won’t just be handed back to us. So man up or shut up!

  25. Wizard of the Saddle August 16, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    There is scarcely a Democrat to be found this morning who is willing to vigorously defend Joe Biden. Nancy Pelosi tried to yesterday and was universally hooted down and excoriated for claiming absurdly that Biden had shown “wisdom” in handling Afghanistan.

    Man, WTF did they pour into her coffee yesterday? Must have been Everclear.

  26. Wizard of the Saddle August 16, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    The airport scenes this morning are pretty heart wrenching. Those people are wild with fear……like trapped animals about to die. Afghans falling off of U.S. Air Force transport planes to their deaths this morning. Awful…..

    Biden is a complete and total disaster and should be removed from office.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      So should Kamala, for not stepping up in his absence.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        She is very uncomfortable in her position. She knows she doesn’t belong there, unconsciously if not consciously. After all, Man (and that includes Wo-Man) is an iceberg, with most of the psyche below the water line.

        • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:22 am #

          Good analogy with the iceberg.

          However, who is in the top part above water.

          Academia? The present group of ??? That are running the country right now are proof that hiring college profs does not get the job done.

          Businessmen? Just tried that, he was crucified.

          Deep Staters? Uh huh!!

          So who do we pick as competent leaders?

          ????

          • tractorguy August 16, 2021 at 11:42 am #

            We can’t, because we’re never given that option. TPTB control the nomination process, so we are only allowed to choose among the candidates that they approve. It’s just like Communist Russia — they had ‘elections’, the populace got to pick between two communists. Look back at our candidates for president/VP over the last thirty years or so. Every time the choices are worse. We are being played.

          • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 11:50 am #

            Personally – I don’t need “A Leader”.

          • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

            Maybe Joe the Plumber would work out?

            Common sense and following the Constitution.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

          The Ho is very familiar with uncomfortable positions. They made possible her political career and $30/day ice cream habit.

      • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #

        Remember that senior DNC folks have been meeting recently to try to figure out what to do about Harris’ non performance. WTF? Two incompetents in the line of succession, including Biden, and now who is next? A totally incompetent, possible demented Speaker of the House. Good Lord, we are screwed no matter what happens.

        I remember reading long ago that the worst possible choices for executive power were legislative people. All they do is waffle on issues instead of taking stands. Think about Biden, whose entire belief systems of his Senate days has disappeared under progressive pressure. And Harris, state attorney for California after rising under suspicious means. She clobbered minorities for drugs and then got elected to the Senate. Her biggest claim to fame was the idiocy of the Kavanaugh hearings. She could not even get her own crazy states support during the primaries and had to drop out.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

          Who will come to the rescue of the Democratic Party in this, their hour of greatest need? Who has the brains, the brawn, and the vision to build the country, and the Party, back better? Who is the most beloved statesperson of this, or any other time? Who came, saw, and cackled?

          I’m bettin’ my money on the pantsuited nag. Sing Fat Lady, sing.

          • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

            I think both Biden and Harris will go. Pelosi is stepping down, possibly to make room for a more acceptable Speaker to step into the shoes of that dynamic duo.

          • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

            The Speaker of the Whorehouse only falls up into the top slot if POTATUS and HOTUS both get bumped off at about the same time. When a vacancy opens up for VP (Biden gets lost and the Ho moves up, or the Ho resigns to focus on her porn career) the Pres. gets to choose whatever it wants for VP – no interference from those silly “voters”. That’s how we got Jerry “No Helmet” Ford as prez and Nelson “I’m keepin’ my dimes” Rockefeller as VP – number 1 and 2 positions and neither elected.

      • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        Yes, where is Heels Up?

        Both Heels up and Sleepy Joe seemed to have gone to ground. Who’s in Charge?

        • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

          Al Haig os dead.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

            Is dead.

          • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 11:46 pm #

            Right, so he can’t be in charge, but it leaves the question unanswered.

        • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

          Ummm..Susan Rice??

        • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          No, Who’s on second. What’s in charge.

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      Someone should loosely string Biden and Koonala to the back of an airplane aloft so we can see them fall to the hard, cold earth!

      • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

        If I were a cartoonist I would do a picture of a helicopter flying out of Kabul with Joe and Kamala and Nancy all hanging on to the landing rungs with an American flag in Joe’s teeth.

      • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 9:54 pm #

        Someone should loosely string Biden and Koonala to the back of an airplane – cowbell

        =========

        Hahaha, that’s harsh!

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:25 am #

      As should the loathsome General Mark Milly.

      • AngryFarmer August 17, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

        Aw, lay off poor Milly-Vanilli.

        He only lip synchs

    • JackStraw August 16, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

      Look at the desperation as Afghanis try to get on planes at the airport.

      https://rumble.com/vl7y8l-scenes-at-kabul-airport.html

      • World War Zeke August 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

        As with the Kurds, Pox Romana green forces collaborators may receive an unpleasant debriefing by new management.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

      That’s the price people pay for getting sucked in by The Great Satan (aka American Military Might and Regime Changers).

  27. Richard August 16, 2021 at 10:51 am #

    Thank you again Mr. K for your great words and for giving me what feels like a small oasis of sanity.

    I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 2000. I’ll be retiring from active duty next summer. About half of my career has been served in support of OEF operations including 2 years in Afghanistan working civil affairs with ISAF/NATO. We did a little bit of good while I was there but it always just spitting in wind. I lost people there and was hurt physically and otherwise. The sense of despair and anger among vets about how the last six months have transpired is indescribable. I and many others have lost complete faith that there is anyone resembling an adult at the helm any longer.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Whoever is behind this must know that not everyone who is enraged and appalled by this is necessarily a Trump supporter or Republican.

      They clearly don’t care.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      It was always going to end like this. As Biden said, another five years wouldn’t change a thing. Or fifty – assuming we have it.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        IDK, we could’ve left without equipping the incoming army.

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:27 am #

          No, that was for the army of the Afghan Republic – which was completely fictitious. I mean both of them. Tucker said, that of the 300,000 supposed troops, many of them were just on paper. The funding for them, pocketed.

          • Pete August 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

            Yo, we never stay. We always leave. It’s always a grift, and numbers of locals is a multiplier for $$$. The big skim is always on, and the big guy rotates.

            Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

            Patience is a strategy.

            Take the man’s money, smile and nod, he’ll be gone shortly.

          • World War Zeke August 16, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

            Maybe they can tradesies with ISIS for US parts and ammo. Or just buy direct from MIC.

          • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

            One of his underlings asked Ho Chi Minh, Should we ask the Chinese to come in and help us?

            Ho replied, You fool. The last time they were here they stayed 900 years. We’ll have the Americans out in 20.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:07 pm #

        Exactly.

      • AngryFarmer August 18, 2021 at 12:53 am #

        Not sure what the big deal is.

        After all, we’ve been in Germany and Japan for nearly 80 years, and nobody complains about that.

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      I wonder how many of these losers in the Democratic hierarchy right now are veterans? No wonder they do not understand any allegiance to the principles of this country.

      • Ron Anselmo August 16, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

        Excellent point John.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Richard, spot on. I can only imagine the frustration of those, like you, who had real skin in the game. I’m in the peanut gallery, and pissed. Angry probably doesn’t begin to describe what veterans feel right now.

      • Richard August 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

        Thanks Rulo. It’s almost embarrassing to say now but up until very recently I didn’t understand the intense bitterness of some Vietnam Vets I have known. I always thought, “Hey man, you did your job, took care of those around you the best you could have, and exercised the influence you had to carry out the mission and do the right thing. F>ck the guys in suits directing it, keep your head high”.
        Now I just keep seeing the faces, American, Afgan, the NATO cats. I was led by good men trying to the right thing. We were never trying to tell anyone else what to do or how to think. We worked really hard to give people who had nothing a little bit of self determination. Things like digging a village well or getting some breeding livestock to them. And we fought and bled to get there and do it.

        • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

          I hear you. It may be that an outsider cannot really make a difference that’s long lasting in primitive, tribal societies. Yes, they’ll take whatever you have to offer, be grateful for it, but others will resent it, even retaliate.

          Remember Apocalypse Now? Or Conrad’s Heart of Darkness? When Kurtz describes the pile of little arms chopped off from children who had gotten a vaccine from the invaders? He says that he could win a war with just a division of those men. The Talib just did, didn’t they. Took them a long time, but they were determined and murderous enough to erase whatever positive actions good men like you contributed to the country. Just because you were the invader.

          You were caught between a rock and a hard place. Ancient tribal allegiances and the fucking suits.

          • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 9:47 pm #

            A good man ceases to be a good man when he attempts to force his goodness upon others.

            (One of those obvious-sounding generalities that I generally so despise…) But… Walk uninvited into a strangers house and start lecturing the man-of-the-house on how he should treat his wife and kids… Maybe shoot him if he doesn’t seem to be listening. How’s that gonna work out?

            The US, the Ahmaud Arbery of countries…

          • Richard August 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm #

            I totally understand and agree with most of what you’ve had to say- My only quibble with our moral position is that 60-70% of the Talibs that I experienced were NOT local. They were not Afghans. Arabs and Persians. A good percentage of the actual shooters were 12 – 15 year old Afghan boys paid 20 bucks by a Talib to climb up the ridge and taken shots at us with an old Soviet mosin-nagant bolt action. It’s not going to stop after we left and I care about the people I met there -and hopefully helped.

          • Ron Anselmo August 19, 2021 at 12:09 am #

            @ Blackbird

            “A good man ceases to be a good man when he attempts to force his goodness upon others.” ~ Blackbird

            Well-stated sir, and profound.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:06 pm #

      You should learn that forced regime change never works. It’s a fool’s errand. And look at all the suffering it’s caused everyone involved.

  28. oilie August 16, 2021 at 11:03 am #

    John Durham may eventually prosecute some low level FBI folks with about the same effect as the charges against Kevin Clinesmith. He got off with probation after altering documents that the FISA court used to justify surveillance of Carter Page. There won’t be any thunder and lightning from Durham. All that we will hear is the sound of a door quietly closing.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Agree, and hope both you and I are wrong.

  29. mitchellc August 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    Jim continues to play his designated role as popular entertainer, exciting and diverting the restless masses with promises of future resolutions.

    But in order to understand the intentional design of this important and exalted position, we need to dial the way back machine to the very start of the agrarian age.

    It is at this point where see field workers actually begin to diminish in size. This is due to tribal leaders eliminating potential competition within the warrior class, and encouraging/rewarding the smaller/weaker more docile & manageable to have large families.

    And thus we have the very beginnings of class/caste distinctions that continue to this day. But one can only rule through shear force and terror alone. No, there must be an element of hope to perhaps give small solice and satisfaction to the disaffected.

    Now, this isn’t to say that major events don’t transcend the daily drudge. After all, that’s the major reason for the endless wars and conflicts; to provide necessary distraction.

    So this is where Jim and the extensive political media come into play. Keep the domestic discord going with a pinch if foreign threat is the recipe used for millenia.

    But does anyone ever notice that power never changes? If you’re reading and reacting to essays such as Jim’s, that simply means you can trace back your class lineage to the very beginnings of settled civilization.

    • gustafson.robert.22 August 16, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      this is a pretty good comment.

      the two poles of history, 1) intensive-agricultural, class-based civilization, and 2) egalitarian, minimally (“light”) agricultural hunting/gathering low-impact tribal organization… these 2 poles need resolution

      the balance needs to return toward #2 at the expense of #1

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

        The Polynesians looked egalitarian with the Chief feasting with everyone, even commoners. But if one of the latter accidently touched the Chief’s head, he would be clubbed to death.

        Then there were the wandering workers who could be made into long pig with amazingly little ceremony.

      • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm #

        the balance needs to return toward #2 at the expense of #1 – gustaf

        ============

        So you’re saying, more poop, less piss?

    • JackStraw August 16, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

      “This is due to tribal leaders eliminating potential competition within the warrior class, and encouraging/rewarding the smaller/weaker more docile & manageable to have large families..”. – This may be one of the dumbest quotes that I’ve ever come across.

      Wars are never fought for distraction and power changes all the time.

      Put the bong down and stop watching old Noam Chomsky videos.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        And no drinking the bong water. If you’re thirsty, pretend the tap water is a glacier fed alpine stream and partake of that.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      Mitchell & gustafson, agree with you to a certain point. However, in the presence of a 10% heavily armed despots, well supplied and dug in their fortresses, an “egalitarian, low impact” majority’s only future is as serfs.

      I agree with the egalitarian and low impact parts, but refuse to be a serf.

      • draupnir August 16, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

        If you are an American citizen, you’ve been a serf since the income tax was instituted. Remember, a free man owns his person and the fruits of his labor. A serf owns his person, with certain rules applying. The fruits of his labor belong, in part, to his lord in exchange for certain benefits (usually something approaching or even exceeding 30%). A slave owns neither his person nor the fruits of his labor. We are now approaching the condition of servitude called slavery. We’re probably going to miss being serfs.

    • Uncle Abraham August 19, 2021 at 9:46 am #

      It’s clear you’ve never been a farmer, Mitchell, or a field hand.

  30. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 11:16 am #

    If the Afghan citizenry is not ready and willing to take up arms and defend their own country, then what is the point? The USA cannot prop up puppet governments for all of eternity. We need to get out of the worldwide policing game and at least start to try and look after our own turf here at home. I know, I know…..like this will ever be the case given everything going on at the Homefront, but one can hope. I take a strict isolationist stance and think we should just hunker down and enjoy our final years and let the rest of the world simply fall apart however it wants.

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      A good question. I will add, why do we always take the contrarian position, trying to change the majority position?

    • cbeard August 17, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

      Yes nationalism 100%.

    • Richard August 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

      I don’t disagree but people should take a look at the Afgan National military’s causality numbers before they judge too much. 1000s per month. They did fight, they just lost.

  31. Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 11:17 am #

    The mask pushers won’t give up. They want to see just how far they can take it.

    No removing your mask to take a drink.
    https://twitter.com/RealCarlVernon/status/1427258988610138118?s=20

    • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:21 am #

      Hahahahahahahahaha!

      Utter mental illness.

      BTW, Australia is the Schwab model. What is happening in Australia is what they have in store for all of us, if they can do it.

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      Then how come he can give his asinine dictates without wearing a mask??? Someone is clearly lacking on the common sense and logic scale. These people need to be deposed!

      • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 11:46 am #

        On the plus side, the fact that they have reached this level of utter insanity tells me they know they are about to hit the wall.

        I fully expect this fall to be an orgy of unrestrained nuttery against all who resist. They have to cross the rubicon.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 9:26 pm #

          I expect this winter to be the crossing of the Rubicon. Grid down – hacked by Russia-loving white supremacists. Fuel deliveries interrupted. Astronomical gas and electricity prices. Water lines broken. People so far in debt that they can’t get the electricity turned on or resume propane deliveries.

          So far in debt that there’s no solution but to surrender your pathetic assets to BIS, and be relocated to a cube farm – we got cable!

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:10 pm #

            Same. I have a pantry stuffed with food and supplies.

          • Night Owl August 17, 2021 at 3:01 am #

            Same here. Basement full of food, 300L of reverse osmosis water, and we have access to a well. Only thing I still want to do is get some solar panels put in on the garage roof for emergency electricity.

            Never in my life thought I would even consider any of this stuff, yet here we are.

          • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 7:56 pm #

            I got a Berkey water system. Filters last for 2 years, and you could put river water in there and it would filter everything out.

          • Night Owl August 19, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

            Ah, good call on the grid.

            I had forgotten about Cyber Polygon.

          • Blackbird August 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

            Not to worry Owl – Cyber Polygon hasn’t forgotten about you.

            Like Lazarus, the resurrected net will be an emaciated, odiferous wraith. This time next year we may be meeting in Mr. K’s backyard, encouraging him to talk for a few minutes so that we can discuss what he said – as well a a lot of things he didn’t say – for the next few days.

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      No worries. A vacuum-release straw sewn into the mask will solve that problem.

      • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        On with the pub crawls!

        Who wouldn’t be drinking alcohol through all of this totalitarianism?

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

          Drinking through the filter not only sieves out the gall stones pissed into your Budweiser by contented factory workers, the alcohol-saturated cloth provides a difficult substrate for bacterial colonization.

          Want silver linings? Get ya some dark clouds.

          • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 4:31 pm #

            “Beer, the answer to all of life’s problems, and the cause of them.”-Homer Simpson.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:12 pm #

            I got my wine stash.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 16, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

      I always knew Aussies were a bunch of fake blowhards.

      • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

        Not me. I always liked Australia and Australians – especially once I spent some time there. (Same with you Canucks. Could a country ask for better neighbors?) But good people stand calmly in orderly lines as they wait to board the cattle cars.

  32. Cavepainter August 16, 2021 at 11:20 am #

    The “pussification” began with the end of the draft, the Boy Scouts and all other institutional ceremony honoring responsible male role in society. Today, even the term “gentleman” is given denigrating connotation. Within my family is a 14 year old male whose mother is pathologically misandrist; the poor kid is embarrassed by how puberty is resulting in hair growing on his legs and his voice deepening — signals in prior generations that awakened pride.

    • Lets talk about the Boy Scouts.

      No, really.

      • Cavepainter August 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

        Or what constitutes gentlemanly behavior. Or, for that matter what constitutes citizen responsibility. Among all else mentioned or inferred, I find it disquieting at how persistent seems implicit in comments posted here the quip “Do your own thing”, as though the founding documents of our nation hadn’t established principles of government whereby self-interest was incorporate in citizen responsibility. Social contract, shell I say?

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

          We need a Bill of Responsibilities. Every man is part of the militia with regular training. No militia, no citizenship, no exceptions – or very few.

          • Redneck Liberal August 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

            Sounds a lot like “Every man is part of the solution. No vaccine, no citizenship, no exceptions”. Is this a case of sauce for the goose?

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:03 am #

            No, that’s you. Health is a private affair. Have some respect for human dignity.

      • AngryFarmer August 17, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

        Yeah, let’s.

        The proto-woke screamed at them for not allowing homos.

        When they complied, they were finally destroyed for being full-up with child-molestors.

        Pretty much sums up what traditional Americans are facing…

        Defy and die.

        Or…

        Comply and die.

        Ah, freedom if choice.

  33. elysianfield August 16, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    ” Do we come to Taiwan’s defense with guns blazing, or perhaps nukes? And what if that doesn’t work out so well”

    Mr. Kunstler,
    The solution to the defense of Taiwan is a simple one, and relatively inexpensive.

    Deliver Medium Range Ballistic Missiles, nuclear tipped, to the Taiwanese, Japanese, and South Koreans…a few dozen each should do the trick. All three countries are relatively stable, and will eventually develop their own programs, if time allows, to thwart Chinese hegemony.

    History has shown (India/Pakistan, China/India, US/Russia) that a balance of power has remarkable success in keeping neighbors at arm’s length…they are more inclined to talk things out rather than invade.

    Avoiding Nuclear Proliferation is a great concept, when you have the luxury of doing so.

    I am prepared to defend this concept.

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:47 am #

      Except that would be considered an act of war to the Chinese. The U.S. govt conceded decades ago that Taiwan is part of China.

      • elysianfield August 16, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

        “Except that would be considered an act of war to the Chinese. The U.S. govt conceded decades ago that Taiwan is part of China.”

        Tate,
        You are correct. However, since both the Chinese and the US have nuclear arsenals, there would be “heated discussions”, maybe some sabre rattling, maybe even a move against our diplomats…however, the Chinese would not then invade Taiwan.

        • Tate August 17, 2021 at 10:20 am #

          Ely, I can imagine General Buck Turgidson saying those very lines.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

      I am pretty sure South Korea already has nukes.

      My best friend was stationed there in the Army in the late sixties and he told me it was common knowledge among the troops.

    • SpeedyBB August 17, 2021 at 7:06 am #

      Well, delivering medium-range nukes to the Taiwan regime would even things out, considering how the Clinton administration approved the export to the PRC of high-tech machine tools useful in bashing metal for ICBMs.

      I just came across a very interesting and credible story of how the store was given away for beads and trinkets to the ever-patient Oriental adversary:

      https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/how-bill-clinton-and-american-financiers

      “It’s treason!” “No, it’s business.”

  34. BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 11:45 am #

    At the Pentagon, despite the debacle in Kabul, the weekly BLM/CRT seminar will proceed as planned, led this week by General Milley himself. To the Joint Chiefs: attendance is mandatory!

    Message from Secretary of Defense Austin:

    Attention Military Personnel!

    Soldiers, Sailors and Marines currently in transition from male to female, and vice versa, treatment at Walter Reed will go on as scheduled. We will not allow events on the other side of the world to hinder us from our sacred mission to be welcoming, inclusive, and respectful of LBGQT rights. Your transition is of the upmost importance to the security and future of the United States.

    -end message

    Apparently, in Kabul, the public beheadings have begun.

    Br

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

      Heckler, I assume that is comedy?

  35. stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 11:47 am #

    Just a comment about the two pics at the column opening. 46 years later and the warhorse CH-47 still pulling grunt duty. Introduced in ’62, nearly 60 years ago. Of course it’s been improved over the years but basically the same bird. The B-52’s are still doing the heavy bomb lifting for the USAF and they were designed 70 years ago. That is some good old American slide rule engineering there. I figure the Big Ugly Fat Fuckers will be dropping some shit on on those pesky Taliban.fellas soon.

    • stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      Forgot to add that these aircraft were probably designed by old white guys so they’ve gotta’ go. They’re racis, doncha know. All future contracts will be awarded to Fat lesbians or dickless males with purple hair,nose rings, and degrees in Social justice and diversity.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

        stelmosfire, good observation. Top of the line machines, not a lot of gizmos, still in service decades later. They do what they need to do efficiently and reliably, no need to “improve” on that.

        May I add Hueys. Used extensively for mosquito control here in FL. And many other roles.

        A10s were a bit more advanced, but still relatively simple and tremendously effective. I think they have been retired?

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

          The Michigan ANG is still flying the A-10, at treetop level, between Selfridge Field and Camp Grayling. When the pilots smile I can count the fillings in their teeth. As a cheap, effective, low-tech aircraft specifically designed for close air support, it is of course being phased out in favor of the remarkable, amazing, outrageously expensive, can’t-even-get-off-the-ground wonderbird the F-35. Obviously Bobby Macnamara wasn’t the only super genius who could make our military both unaffordable and ineffective at the same time.

          • stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 5:07 pm #

            BB, wasn’t it you that mentioned a while back that you were building a Warthog a piece at a time?

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm #

            Yeah, it’s a trend, replace or “improve” what doesn’t need either as it performs well.

            Building a real warthog? I remember you saying something about it, but assumed you were talking about a scale model.

            The only personal airforce I can think of would be an ultralight in the garage and a box of molotov cocktails. But anyone could blow you out of the sky w buckshot… I don’t think those ultralights fly very high.

          • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

            Elmo, yeah, that sounds like something I’d say, although I think it was more of a suggestion than an actual plan of action. The problem is they keep dropping the same part. Hard to build an A-10 with nothing but bombs.

          • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

            Rulo, everyone seems to remember me threatening to build an A-10 in the garage, but all the poignant observations and spot-on prognostications? “Huh?” Oh well…

            My model building days ended abruptly with my acquisition of a driver’s license. Got a Tamaya 8-wheeled armored car still in the box up in the attic. Had a great diorama planned, “Polish Corridor”, but intimidation at the scale of the effort needed – I was going to have to build – and then carefully destroy – all the brick buildings, burnt rafters, blown out doors and windows, rubble in the street – led to a major case of procrastination.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

            BB, I do like & remember many of your poignant observations. I also enjoy your wit and sense of humor, like the line about the observations itself. There’s irony and mischief is most of what you write. Keep it coming.

            I built that 8 wheeler but not in Poland, in Afrika Korps yellow. I also gave up on the hobby, in my case around the time I got laid for the first time. The car ritual of passage wasn’t that big where I grew up, your first roll in the hay was. Sometimes I miss it, but I have enough of a hobby fixing things, planting things, and my fingers have gotten like fat sausages due to years of manual labor. Try to put together a Tamiya w sausage fingers…

            Dioramas are a lot of fun. I remember a company specializing in diorama stuff, incl bricks, lampposts, church altars.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            Also “When the pilots smile I can count the fillings in their teeth”… reminds me of Israeli Apaches on the way to bomb Lebanon a few miles away, flying really low above the beach where other volunteers & myself used to go after laboring in the fields for a little R&R. One could see the the guys’ faces, sometimes they gave us a thumbs up as we raised the bottle of cheap, bad Israeli vodka to toast them.

          • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 9:06 pm #

            I spent the summer and fall of 2010 patrolling the Gulf Coast in anticipation of the amphibious invasion of oil from Deepwater Horizon. Thursdays and Fridays we had a front row seat as the Blue Angels did their thing over the water. I’d occasionally toss the pilots a proper Navy salute, not because I support their mission (making the looting of distant nations safe for international finance), but because they – simple primates like myself – seemed to enjoy it. However, when the bars of Pensacola were stuffed with uniforms, I took my cowboys to the seedy underbelly to avoid a “reportable incident”.

        • Jo-G August 16, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

          I occasionally see A-10s flying around here in the ROK. Don’t know the nationality of the crews.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 11:58 am #

      Do they fly those from the Airbase near you?

      • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 11:59 am #

        Westover?

        • stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

          Westover is a heavy air lift base with C-5 Galaxies. They are much bigger than the C17s flying out of Afghanistan They redid the runways at Westover a few years back. The concrete is 30″ thick. The C17s can use much less infrastructure. The .Globemasters fly into Kabul loaded with military for security and fly out overloaded with panicked Afganis. They should be flying in Pelosi and thousands of purple haired fatties from Northampton to carry rainbow flags and lecture the Taliban on womens rights. The Taliban would be more afraid of these screaming freaks than a division of kickass Marines with a full combat load.

          • Tate August 16, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

            Yeehaw!

            Nancy sends a message:

            AUGUST 14, 2021 PRESS RELEASE
            San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the situation in Afghanistan:

            “The President is to be commended for the clarity of purpose of his statement on Afghanistan and the actions he has taken.

            “The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions. We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls. The U.S., the international community and the Afghan government must do everything we can to protect women and girls from inhumane treatment by the Taliban.

            “Any political settlement that the Afghans pursue to avert bloodshed must include having women at the table. The fate of women and girls in Afghanistan is critical to the future of Afghanistan. As we strive to assist women, we must recognize that their voices are important, and all must listen to them for solutions, respectful of their culture. There is bipartisan support to assist the women and girls of Afghanistan. One of the successes of U.S.- NATO cooperation in Afghanistan was the progress made by women and girls. We must all continue to work together to ensure that is not eroded.

            “Once again, I want to acknowledge the clarity of purpose of President Biden’s statement and the wisdom of his actions. Congress shares the President’s concern for Afghans who have assisted U.S. efforts in country, and we passed Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) legislation to provide for their relocation on a strong, bipartisan basis.

            “Most of all, we join the President in acknowledging the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families.”

          • Troy Skaggs August 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

            Is Malala weeping for the girls of Afghanistan this week or simply relieved with the material excess that being the politicized, pre-fabricated poster child for GloboCap brings. I’d like to believe she’s a good girl in the service of bad intentions.
            C’mon Malala, what do you really think?

  36. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    This picture absolutely says it all: “Mr. Biden, “President”, please just stay alone in this room watching your cartoons while we take care of things. Thank you.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-to-return-to-white-house-to-deliver-remarks-on-afghanistan/ar-AANnFI9?ocid=msedgntp&fullscreen=true#image=2

    • stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

      It’s hard to tell from the picture. Does he even have pants on or is he just relaxing in a pair of soiled Depends.

  37. Beryl of Oyl August 16, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    On the subject of that pretty dubious medical experiment, I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to the Ticker Guy, who hates being right again-

    “A reasonable hypothesis (but not proved) is that the vaccines are in fact potentiating viral replication via ADE-type effects, specifically given the paper I pointed to yesterday. That is the act of encouraging or even forcing medical workers to take the jabs is leading to higher viral loads and thus greater infectiousness — that is, greater risk to patients rather than less.”

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243270

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      Sniffles again? You just need another boost. Every one is a knock.

  38. Billy Hill August 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

    From Col Patrick Lang’s site… There will be hungry contractors looking for another war to feed on.

    “I think you are going to see a lot of anger directed at Biden and his team from the Deep State and the army of public and private companies that have been feeding at Uncle Sam’s porky pig trough. The total collapse of U.S. policy in Afghanistan means the multi-billion dollar contractor feeding frenzy is over. And I am not talking only about companies engaged in military support/security services. Other likely candidates for the budgetary chopping block as the flood of U.S. assistance shrivels to a trickle (if that) are so-called humanitarian organizations working with women and orphans in Afghanistan. I would not be surprised to learn that the U.S. Government was funding programs to support homosexual and transgender rights in Afghanistan. Yeah, I’m sure the Taliban will be keen on keeping that boondoggle going.

    There was a working assumption among the Washington Deep Staters that despite the drawdown in U.S. military personnel, the need for military and intelligence contractors would continue. Take a look at this piece from last May by New York Magazine:

    Triple Canopy is hiring armed guards at Bagram to provide security for remaining U.S. personnel at four sites across the country.
    Raytheon Technologies is posting for logistics and intelligence analyst positions in Bagram.
    CACI and BAE Systems both posted jobs for signals intelligence specialists for an estimated term of 12 months.
    SOSi posted openings for intelligence analysts for yearlong deployments, where “the work environment could require 100 percent of time spent outdoors.”
    PAE, Inc., who scored nearly a billion dollars’ worth of contracts with the Pentagon over four years, is hiring for a contract for the State Department.
    Fluor Corporation is hiring for technicians, working for both the U.S. and the private sector.
    Louis Berger, who built and maintains the country’s largest power plant, inside Bagram, is posting more than 20 new positions at the base.

    I suspect the earnings expectations for most, if not all, of these companies is swirling down the toilet or burning in the document destruction barrel as our “official” American residents scamper to the Kabul International Airport to await the “save-my-ass-from-the-Taliban” flight.

    Trump’s plans to close down the contractor welfare program in Afghanistan is one of the reasons so many in the national security and defense sectors were rooting for Biden. They truly expected that the Biden team would reverse Trump’s decision to draw down the military effort. Big mistake. Slow Joe Biden apparently fell into a deep slumber this week and no one in his posse felt the need to wake him up and put together some sort of action plan.”

    • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

      No worries, Western governments are in the early stages of organizing an assault on their own citizens.

      Covid and election-results denial are now acts of terror in the US of A.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

        And no one seems concerned about that. The problem is that now there are millions of ‘terrorists’ running around. Probably more than half the country.

        How’s that gonna work for ol’ Jo Jo Magoo?

        • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

          I haven’t had the jab. Now Homeland Security says I’m an enemy of the state.

          • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

            All normal.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

            Yes, all normal. Just ask RL.

  39. MiddlePeninsula August 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

    I guess American Airlines had a rough few days. Late in July, I was on a flight to American Airlines flight to Charlotte. Pulling the plane out from the gate, they damaged the nose cone where lots of delicate equipment resides. What a CF! That caused me to miss all my connecting flights. I said “F – this”. I drove home from the airport, packed a bag and drove down to Mobile.

    Now, I get to be a guest of American Airlines again in late October. I had to use up my travel credits. After that, I am going to stick to the east coast. Flying is the absolute pits these days.

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

      I wouldn’t fly even if they paid me. Best to be totally independent and drive everywhere you need to go. There is nowhere I would ever need to go outside of the Lower 48. Did I mention that I am an isolationist?

      • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

        Hope you are jabbed in order to enjoy all that Interstate Happy Motoring.

        The Biden administration is in active talks to ban all Interstate travel unless you have a vax passport.

        Of course if you happen to be an illegal alien with no jab you will be FREE to move about state to state.

      • messianicdruid August 16, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

        Get a mule [ unlicensed ].

    • Jo-G August 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm #

      Someone here just had a nightmare experience with American Airlines screwing everything up on a flight. It took 5 days and 3 flights to make what they advertised as a single non-stop. Began the flight as a dedicated anti-racists mouth off, returned seeming ready to join the KKK if PyeongTaek had a a chapter. Didn’t get the whole racial breakdown of the story but it seemed that white guys were enablers of American Airlines dysfunction. The victim doesn’t want to return to the U. S. “Now I know why everyone wants to extend their tours here.”

  40. BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

    Question is, when the US embassy was evacuated in Kabul, and flags were lowered, were the LBGQT and BLM flags handed with care and sanctity, and treated with all the respect that they deserve?

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

      Yes, of course, and they will be bringing them back to the White House so they can be used for Biden’s regular posterior wiping ceremony.

      • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

        That’s what the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are for…

  41. So, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the heels of an astounding judgment against it on behalf of a class of some 60,000 plaintiffs who were apparently victimized by the organization.

    I contend the Boy Scouts should be abolished, but my friend says no. He contends they do good work, providing the exemplary experiences that lead one to be good stewards of the land, etc, yada yada. I contend the Boy Scouts should be abolished, as this theory that the Boy Scouts somehow construct Good Men has always been a crock of shit.

    It was one thing for the Church(es) to be absolved of a similar liability. After all, they have dubious special protections, as outlined in that stupid and worthless rough draft: the Constitution, which was a compromise between true intellectuals like Jefferson, and dullards, the whole crowd of which no one remembers one name, as they were all a bunch of turds. Compromise was struck, and compromises always suck.

    In any event, the Boy Scouts of America is a corporation. My question is simply this: exactly WHAT does a corporation have to do to get its charter revoked? If organized child molestation on the scale of half a century with 60,000 victims doesn’t qualify, what does?

    My argument, in the end, is about “pussification”. “Pussification,” for me, is a couple million supporters of the BSA, with their framed certificates of their Eagle Scout diplomas or whatever, standing up murmuring their support and hope for a continuation of the myth that the Boy scouts ever did anything for kids, nature, or the country. Where is the Final Badge, the badge that says, “I abolished this piece of shit and I am proud of it”?

    What should the BSA, could the BSA, have been? Maybe a club for the lower class to imitate the landed gentry they should have aspired to be- a certification in the gentlemanly arts. Little business suits, classes in sales and marketing: courses delivering a real estate license would have left them in much better shape for the economy we’ve created, instead of camping about like homeless people, making nuisance fires in the back-country, the image of which is marketed everywhere as the “wilderness experience”.

    Ironically, we know who all the Eagle Scouts were, since they are all so proud of the accolade they list it on the LinkedIn resume even after attaining the C-suite. And in the end maybe that is what the Boy Scouts is all about: credentials. The supporters of the organization are all successful adults who want to rescue some nostalgic prestige.

    There is another organization which does not have quite the same taint: the Girl Scouts, who, at last check, was accepting boys. Will they take up the challenge against rampant pussification? It seems possible. What could the hidden liabilities be there? Perhaps decades of selling a credulous public their hyper-fattening “Girl Scout Cookies”? How did vending junk food become the signature activity of the country’s largest organization for girls? There was nothing “Thin” about those mint cookies, loaded with toxic hydrogenated fat. The whole thing was organized grime.

    • JohnAZ August 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      The Boy Scouts, first in Britain, was founded by Lord Baden Powell. His incentive was the pussification of English boys , leaving them incapable of being good soldiers for the next war. Boy Scouts was an attempt by male dominants to get the boys away from female dominated activities and to learn outdoor skills. It was an attempt to defeminize males and make men out of them.

      Unfortunately, the need for the principles of scouting have never been more necessary than right now. Scouting has taken on another identity now that much of America is urban, the gang. What is the difference between a Boy Scout troop and a gang in a city? The difference is what is presented to the members. I would definitely want my son to be exposed to The Scout oath, law and motto than the crime structure of the gangs.

      I do agree that the scouts allowing LBGTQ ethics into its organization is an abomination. For that and the child rape accusations the Boy Scouts of America should be abolished.

      Already, the Mormon Church is developing a new Boy Scouts organization. Let us see what that is about.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

        It’s pussy shit without martial arts and weapons training. One bisexual (who never dated men) waitress told me that the Boy Scout banquet she worked at, all the Scoutmasters seemed to be closeted Gays.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm #

          You must eat very slowly to get that deep into a conversation with a waitress. I’m guessing you were trying to eat Asian food with chopsticks… Or did this conversation take place at Hooters? Some of those Hooters girls will extract your whole life story before you get the check. Others will pour their life story out to you.

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:06 am #

            No, just somebody I knew. On friendly terms if not a friend per se.

    • rainmaker August 16, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

      Girl Scout cookies are the worst kind of crap. I forbid my husband from bringing any of that fake food garbage home.

      • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

        Even thin mints?

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

          Of course not Thin Mints. Some things in this world, but not many, are without sin. I’m pretty sure Thin Mints are one of those things.

    • Cavepainter August 16, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

      Uh huh, name me the formal body or organization that doesn’t attract exploiters and opportunist proportionate to power accruing within. Uh, should I refer you to the Leftist Utopians? Meanwhile, does health of society require behavioral models, especially for juveniles?

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

      I understand that Thin Mints are thin, but that I won’t be if I can’t control my intake. I’ll take that risk.

      Meanwhile, if the Girl Scouts continue to liberalize their enlistment criteria, I may just join up.

      “Gee Blackbird, you set a record for cookie sales and you haven’t even left the office!”

    • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

      My experience as a scout was good.

      Perhaps you have been consuming too much Colbert and Trevor Noah.

      Points for no focus-grouped snark, however.

      Lib.

  42. Cavepainter August 16, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    Some of you my age might remember those traveling road show 3-day presentations (“seminars”) at military installations which outlined what was expected societally following a nuclear exchange — cold war era — and what would be the military’s responsibility. The military would be the only command structure remaining, so would necessarily take on the role of maintaining any semblance of civil order. The picture drawn was ugly; the 32% of any demographic which has no impulse restraint restraint except that imposed by peer or agency enforcement pressure would immediately go “pirate”, to plunder and rape. Get the picture?

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

      Now a days, if they (China, North Korea, etc.) nuke our inner cities they will actually be doing us a favor. Getting rid of the undesirable under belly of society, crime ridden plagues that feast on the unsuspecting, homeless camps, etc. I say come and take care of business already!

      • Cavepainter August 16, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

        Well certainly our military would be busy cross-dressing.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

          Disguising themselves as Bazi Boys no doubt.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

        This was supposed to be the job of Planned Parenthood. It was Margaret Sanger’s dream.

    • abbybwood August 16, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

      Reminds me of Robert Scheer’s book “With Enough Shovels” pertaining to Reagan saying we would all be safe in a nuclear war if we would just dig a big hole and get in it.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

        A good Fallout Shelter is a joy forever.

  43. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

    “Sources close to Biden have said he is undeterred, and will not allow the human disaster in Afghanistan to dampen spirits as he announces his chosen Monday ice cream flavor.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/breaking-biden-to-hold-special-press-conference-today-to-announce-what-ice-cream-flavor-hes-eating/

  44. Ed Haskell August 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

    Quick thoughts…

    Colossal Screwup

    Biden has really fucked things up in Afghanistan. He and Benedict Arnold have a lot in common.

    Our side is very, very capable of an orderly, safe withdrawal and power transition. What has happened is grossly egregious.

    The raping, pillaging, murdering and maiming by Taliban against the Afghans will go unchecked.

    America’s leadership is vacuous.

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

      “He (Biden) and Benedict Arnold have a lot in common.” Let’s see, two arms, two legs, aviator glasses…

      Who led an army through the Maine wilderness and nearly took Quebec? (And how might that have affected the war?)

      Who saved the American Experiment not once but twice (Valcour Island, ’76; Saratoga, ’77) – the second time by ignoring the direct order of his commanding general.

      Who was censured for “stealing” winter clothing from the enemy to keep his troops from freezing?

      Who was censured for not stealing form the enemy, but instead partying with them?

      Who joined the enemy and torched his hometown?

      It’s the last one that really ties them together.

    • Billy Hill August 16, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

      I think Biden was just the last guy to get a ride on the bus before it went over the cliff. But since it was on his watch, he owns it. And yes, maybe a planned orderly withdrawal could have been conceived and executed. We will never know. it will be amusing to watch the finger-pointing and CYA invade the commentariat. It has already begun with the CIA claiming they knew what would happen but nobody at State or in the Whitehouse was listening.

      Certain Russian commentators find no relation between the Soviet orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan (the existing Afghan government remained in power for what, three more years?) and the subsequent Soviet collapse. One wonders whether this time it’s different — whether the indispensable hegemon will simply collapse, like an aging condo tower in Miami Beach. All the warning signs are there as if chunks of concrete falling into pools of water in the underground garage: bitterly divided populace, corruption and incompetence at the highest levels, distrust of institutions, and the sobering realization that Vladimir has superior weaponry and not only is not going to take any more shit, but wants nothing to do with our disintegrating civilization.

      • SW August 16, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

        I watched Biden’s address, rambling, disingenuous, and sadly unable to say “Trump” only once and not find a way to pin the disaster on him. Since he and the rest of the bunglers knew the deadline was May 1st & there were 2,500 troops in the country, why not get a move on and get everyone out?

        Only the most fervent koolaid drinkers can ignore this colossal screwup that’s on full display for the world. This may be our Suez moment.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

      I think Biden was punked.

  45. wm5135 August 16, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

    “The old narratives will fall apart before our eyes.” JHK

    and for those who labored tirelessly to keep the narratives stitched together?

    This may also lead to a catastrophic discrediting of the media (and the populace) — who were fully in on the con (some in deceitful support and some in deceitful denial) — to the degree that many end up utterly wrecked and with many lives and families washed up, mere flotsam and jetsam on the beach of injustice.(poetic license)

    That Smell Van Zant-Collins 1977 -(just audible in the background)

    That was your pension fund seen falling from the Hercules leaving Kabul

    “Since when did the American Left become so pro-tyranny?”

    Since they wrestled the reins of corporate wealth away from the American Right

    and for those who labored tirelessly to keep the narratives stitched together?

    “One little problem that confronts you
    Got a monkey on your back
    Just one more fix, Lord, might do the trick
    One hell of a price for you to get your kicks (Hell yeah)” That Smell

    Do you think Charon will object and refuse passage or will Virgil prevail once again?
    Look out! The gates of Circles 7, 8 and 9 can be heard opening!

  46. Gonga Din August 16, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

    Well, on the other hand, the problem of identifying the location of enemy combatants has disappeared, and a concentrated offensive would be quite effective at this time. At least destroy equipment and bases, and any commandeered military equipment. Don’t wait until they get S-400 systems.

  47. Tate August 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

    America Last: Biden Will Not Prioritize Americans Over Afghans in Afghanistan Evacuation

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/16/biden-americans-afghanistan-evacuation/

    I have to admit they’re being consistent. If Biden & the rest of that filth can claim any body who gets across our border is an instant citizen, then why should our passport-holders deserve any special consideration when boarding a plane at Kabul airport? But like all Wokesters, they’re not thinking this through. What’s the message that’s sending to anyone thinking about joining the U.S. military or diplomatic corps in the future? It inevitably leads to the complete ninnification of those ranks from here forward. Hahahaha. As if it hasn’t already.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

      We’re so beaten down now that the monstrous seems normal. But it IS monstrous and abnormal.

  48. MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

    “Afghanistan, it’s where empires go to fail.” – Paul Romano

    Here’s today’s piece on it by Glenn Greenwald:

    ““The Taliban regime is coming to an end,” announced President George W. Bush at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 12, 2001 — almost twenty years ago today. Five months later, Bush vowed: “In the United States of America, the terrorists have chosen a foe unlike they have faced before. . . . We will stay until the mission is done.” Four years after that, in August of 2006, Bush announced: “Al Qaeda and the Taliban lost a coveted base in Afghanistan and they know they will never reclaim it when democracy succeeds. . . . The days of the Taliban are over. The future of Afghanistan belongs to the people of Afghanistan.”

    For two decades, the message Americans heard from their political and military leaders about the country’s longest war was the same. America is winning. The Taliban is on the verge of permanent obliteration. The U.S. is fortifying the Afghan security forces, which are close to being able to stand on their own and defend the government and the country.

    Just five weeks ago, on July 8, President Biden stood in the East Room of the White House and insisted that a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was not inevitable because, while their willingness to do so might be in doubt, “the Afghan government and leadership . . . clearly have the capacity to sustain the government in place.” Biden then vehemently denied the accuracy of a reporter’s assertion that “your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse.” Biden snapped: “That is not true. They did not — they didn’t — did not reach that conclusion.”

    Read the whole thing here:

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-us-government-lied-for-two-decades

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

      It’s clear that the dumbest president we ever had was Bush junior, even dumber than Obama.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

        Yeah he was a mental midget to be sure.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      Also, Paul Romano’s coverage on this is really good as well.

      https://youtu.be/xkntz3BuybU

    • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

      Come on now, never misunderestimate strategery.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

        I still use that word – lol.

        The one thing I liked about Bush was that he made up words. I do that, too.

        However, I would not do so on the fly on national TV.

        • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

          🙂

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

            “Peance, Freeance” is my fav tho

          • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

            It’s not Jim Crow, it’s Jim Eagle.

    • Jo-G August 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

      Bush should have begun the withdrawal after his “Mission Accomplished” landing on that Aircraft Carrier- even if the event was about Iraq. Obama should have begun the withdrawal after the Seals got Osama Bin Laden….. just end it on a high.

  49. Amman August 16, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

    Musique pour Le Mis-en-Scene.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2frAPi1Pv8&ab_channel=RockArtMichal

  50. Hardrock August 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

    If I were China, I would be talking to Russia and arranging a simultaneous invasion of South Korea, Taiwan, and Ukraine.

    The US is a wounded animal and NO ONE has the will to confront any aggressor.

    Saigon, Kabul,…..Washington?????? When will we see Joe, Kamala, and Nancy boarding the helicopter to get out of DC.

    • Pete August 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

      I’ve been shaking my fist vigorously at Washington D.C.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      Where would they go?

      Maybe Martha’s Vineyard, Lefty Elitist Paradise.

    • SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

      Just as soon as the America’s “insurgents” storm the Capitol Hardrock. LOL

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

      Precisely. If I was any foreign power I would be acting immediately to take over any border lands that I had been eyeing up in recent memory. The time is currently ripe for some unchecked aggression. One certainly cannot blame them for that, since the US would have done the same exact thing in its nation building era. To all leaders out there willing to stand up and rightfully take what you perceive is yours, I salute you!

    • Billy Hill August 16, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

      Russia doesn’t want Ukraine. Nobody wants Ukraine. It’s a hopeless case.

      China will assume political control over Taiwan. Just a question of when. The Chinese are patient and have no interest destroying infrastructure and industry with which they are deeply intertwined.

      South Korea? The food is too good. Nobody is stupid enough to mess that up.

      • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

        Exactly. Not every country embraces the US smash-and-grab ethos. Taiwan will do business with China because they have to. By doing business they will be reabsorbed, gradually and painlessly enough that they can pretend it isn’t happening.

        Nobody wants the Ukrainians, but the land itself, is another story. I hear China is buying up the dark and bloody ground.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        The Nazis showed neat German villages and contrasted them with Ukrainian hovels in a row. If Germans went to Ukraine, things would neaten up. It’s not the soil, it’s the people that are different. The state of the inner man as Clarence Mangan put it.

        • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm #

          And Ukrainians wanted to believe the Germans showed up to free them too. In 1914 Kaisers Army showed up and treated Ukranian peasants fairly.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:06 pm #

          I’m sure there were neat Ukrainian villages and nasty German hovels too…

          The Germans did go to the Ukraine. Things got really messy. Treating the Ukrainians like dogs to be whipped, rather than as attack dogs, was I think, one of Hitler’s many big mistakes. Hard to find anyone who hates Russians more than a Ukie.

          The soil of the Ukraine is said to be exceptionally fertile. All dirt is not created equal.

  51. JoshuaThompson August 16, 2021 at 2:01 pm #

    Forty-seven years after Saigon fell, and we have learned nothing. Backing a corrupt autocrat unpopular with the people while he steals the money we send, expecting him to improve the country and reduce corruption, training a military that just wants a paycheck with no commitment to the leader or the country or each other, wholesale destruction of the population while kidding ourselves that we are winning their hearts and minds. Meanwhile, the opposition quietly takes over the countryside and rapidly takes over the country when it is ready.

    How about prohibiting Yale and Harvard guys from running for office. They really have shown themselves to be idiots, proving their manhood and the female equivalent by sending other people’s children to die and be maimed, spouting the latest Manhattan barroom jargon instead of thinking clearly.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      Rumsfeld was Princeton graduate.

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      I think we learned at least one thing: Don’t draft the kids and you can go to war anywhere for as long as you want and no one will complain.

      • Hardrock August 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

        Spot on!!!

        I just missed Vietnam and now that I’m too old***, I think we should reinstate the draft, return to Congressional responsibility for Declarations of War, and demand that every member of Congress have a relative on the front lines when they do declare.

        ***Seriously…..this would correct a lot of excesses.

        • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

          Yup, bring back the draft. No exemptions, boys, girls, neither, both – everybody in the pool. Watch how quickly we become homebodies.

          Not that I think there is any chance of this happening. At this point, we have all the volition and opportunity for change that a bullet has while spiraling down the barrel.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

        Bingo!

      • Jo-G August 16, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        Yes. The young Korean men complain about their required 18 months service here but at least they all have a common experience. When asked what they needed if we had to have a non-combatant evacuation the Korean office workers said “Just leave us rifles and ammo.”

        • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

          What, no saferooms where you can get hugs, have a good cry with your girlfriend (he, she), and mess around with Play-do?

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 7:44 pm #

            LOL!

  52. SouthernYankee August 16, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

    In response to Tate’s post which was this:

    Yeehaw!

    Nancy sends a message:

    AUGUST 14, 2021 PRESS RELEASE
    San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the situation in Afghanistan:

    “The President is to be commended for the clarity of purpose of his statement on Afghanistan and the actions he has taken.

    “The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions. We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls. The U.S., the international community and the Afghan government must do everything we can to protect women and girls from inhumane treatment by the Taliban.

    “Any political settlement that the Afghans pursue to avert bloodshed must include having women at the table. The fate of women and girls in Afghanistan is critical to the future of Afghanistan. As we strive to assist women, we must recognize that their voices are important, and all must listen to them for solutions, respectful of their culture. There is bipartisan support to assist the women and girls of Afghanistan. One of the successes of U.S.- NATO cooperation in Afghanistan was the progress made by women and girls. We must all continue to work together to ensure that is not eroded.

    “Once again, I want to acknowledge the clarity of purpose of President Biden’s statement and the wisdom of his actions. Congress shares the President’s concern for Afghans who have assisted U.S. efforts in country, and we passed Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) legislation to provide for their relocation on a strong, bipartisan basis.

    “Most of all, we join the President in acknowledging the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families.”

    I don’t know where to begin laughing. At the naïveté? At the cultural hubris (Nan, do you really think the Taliban care about your opinion about blah, blah, blah). At the relentless political posturing void of ANY honesty, at her delusion of not being self deluded?

    After her insipid display of fecklessness the Taliban’s savagery is actually refreshing. At least it’s honest. God almighty how I despise politico-speak!

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

      The Dem leadership are a nauseating bunch, alright. Imagine being someone who takes them seriously.

      • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

        Yes, I am sure the Taliban is just quaking in the head scarfs as they listen to Pelosi make her decrees on their local television networks. I am sure they will follow through with and respect all of the demands that she makes, given that she is such a highly respected leader on the world stage.

        Speaking of highly respected leaders, where does our current Sec’y of State Blinken and former Sec’y John Kerry stand on all of this?

        • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

          Well, John Kerry, Climate Czar, has gone on record stating our two biggest adversaries are Climate Change and White Supremacists; that’s what General Milley has the Armed Forces focused upon, fully supported by Secy. Austin, the CIA, Heels Up Harris, and the Big Guy himself.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

      They won’t be mandating vaccines. I wonder if they will accept immigrants? It’s going one of the very few free places left, at least in those terms. Alberta and Afghanistan – and trying getting into Alberta!

      Maybe they’ll start a Taliban Party here too….

    • michael August 17, 2021 at 7:16 am #

      Does she understand that the Taliban now ARE the Afghan government:

      “the Afghan government must do everything we can to protect women and girls from inhumane treatment by the Taliban.”

      Apparently not.

  53. BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

    What, you mean the Taliban isn’t down with the New Feminist Agenda?

    How about the LBGQT agenda? Will there be Tranny story hour for the little ones at Kabul Public Library? (Assuming there is a Kabul Public Library)

    Brh

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

      Women yearn for submission. Horseface Arden is always putting on the veil for one reason or another. Swedish female politicians are always willing to put it in on and bow down as well. They are too proud to submit to us, (their own men), but not too proud to submit to alien men.
      An aversion that has been assiduously cultivated in popular entertainment, media, and academia – every since they were old enough to watch such things. All of their lives in other words.

      Instead they endeavor to train us. And once trained to sit down when we pee, they lose all interest in us. They no longer hate us, and no longer have even the ghost of attraction to us. Swedish women now go to Latin America to find husbands. Or take in the local Muslim talent as their men are very well trained in not being men.

      • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2021 at 9:15 am #

        Yeah I did read about Swedish women travelling to Brazil and Argentina looking for suitable husbands, their own Swedish men, historically former Vikings, having been thoroughly cucked and feminized.

        Brh

  54. Goodwalkspoiled August 16, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    Joe B. is Bernie Lomax. It’s Weekend at Bernie’s once more. They won’t let Old Joe go. If he has a pulse, they’ll suit him up and take still photos. Even if he’s brain dead. A perfect coup d’etat with the ideal puppet now in place. They won’t let the inconvenience of reality get in the way.

  55. MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    OK so 20 years of ‘getting rid of the Taliban’ proves to be a bust.

    Let’s move on. The Afghanistan fiasco is over.

    Meanwhile, we still have to deal with the implementation of the Great Reset, including digitalizing our money, and vax passes. You should know that this will lead to implanted chips, which are in use elsewhere. Big Pharma Industrial Complex MUST be fed. So boosters, etc. will be forced on us, unless we stand up now and refuse.

    Jo Jo Magoo is trying to pass laws making it a terrorist crime to question the covid19 hoax or the rigged election.

    These should be what we focus upon and resist.

  56. debt August 16, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

    No one likes us-I don’t know why
    We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
    But all around, even our old friends put us down
    Let’s drop the big one and see what happens

    We give them money-but are they grateful?
    No, they’re spiteful and they’re hateful
    They don’t respect us-so let’s surprise them
    We’ll drop the big one and pulverize them

    Asia’s crowded and Europe’s too old
    Africa is far too hot
    And Canada’s too cold
    South America stole our name
    Let’s drop the big one
    There’ll be no one left to blame us

    We’ll save Australia
    Don’t wanna hurt no kangaroo
    We’ll build an All American amusement park there
    They got surfin’, too

    Boom goes London and boom Paris
    More room for you and more room for me
    And every city the whole world round
    Will just be another American town
    Oh, how peaceful it will be
    We’ll set everybody free
    You’ll wear a Japanese kimono babe
    And there’ll be Italian shoes for me

    They all hate us anyhow
    So let’s drop the big one now
    Let’s drop the big one now

    – R. Newman

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

      The quintessential American song.

  57. BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

    The world was shocked when Taliban blew up an ancient Buddha monument back in the 80s, ha! In the monument wrecking Dept. Taliban got nothing with American lefty BLM/Antifa shock troops.

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      I am sure if they were here in the US blowing up monuments to the CSA they would be hailed as national heroes.

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

      They even removed a 70 ton rock from the U of Wisconsin campus just because somebody once called it ‘niggerhead’ rock.

      • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

        There were a lot of niggerhead rocks. This one wasn’t one of them apparently. Somebody associated with the University referred to it that way in a journal generations ago. Just like a Japanese Olympic official made a racial joke decades ago as a kid. In other words, now they’re canceling rocks.

        • Tate August 17, 2021 at 10:24 am #

          They used to call the hummocks that form across the tundra north of the tree-line “niggerheads.”

  58. Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

    https://i0.wp.com/www.dailyhindnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/1599089495_410_The-True-Story-of-the-Horrific-Tuskegee-Syphilis-Study-and.gif?resize=678%2C435&ssl=1

    Doubt is good. Skepticism is your friend. This man would have benefited from a questioning attitude when the US gov’t approached him in Tuskegee. Trust governments, media and corporations at your own risk! A 20 yr imperial adventure is ending in Afghanistan. Thousands of American soldiers dead, tens of thousands of civilians, trillions of $, a booming heroin trade, a narrative full of holes. “Osama was working for us, but he wasn’t when he organized 911 from a cave”. Iraq, thousands of soldiers, over a million civilians dead, the NYT screamed “yellowcake, WMD!”, and we followed like lemmings. They told us a lone nut killed JFK and another nut killed that nut, and that’s that. Nothing to see here. The Spanish sank the “Maine”. Epstein killed himself. Move along.

    I have an honest philosophical question: why would I trust politicians, the media or big pharma? I ask it for myself, and also for the man in the photo, long dead. Give me one good reason. Answer me this too: why are we being urged to participate in an unprecedented genetic manipulation experiment over a disease that, as per the CDC’s own statistics, has a survival rate of 99.7%? Thousands of medical doctors, and Nobel-caliber scientists have expressed grave doubts about this, but you wouldn’t know it if you watch TV, read mainstream media, or get your news from FB, Google, Twitter, YouTube. Millions are taking to the streets worldwide, France, Australia, determined to resist the global police state, the rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem to be born, as Yeats warned us. But you wouldn’t know that either.

    “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed”, what could that be? A relatively innocuous virus, strengthened by waves of injections that make it more lethal as they compromise the species’ natural immune systems? While making big pharma unprecedented profits from “booster shots” that clearly are not only useless against this virus, but make it stronger, thus clamoring for further shots? A way for the powerful to manage the descent? We’re running out of everything: topsoils, fisheries, fossil fuels, rare minerals, pure water, after all. Virus or no, that’s a fact.

    TV watchers have all the answers, but I prefer my questions.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

      “A relatively innocuous virus, strengthened by waves of injections that make it more lethal as they compromise the species’ natural immune systems?”

      That is certainly what it looks like. I remain unconvinced that any covid19 virus even exists. Seems to me they just rebranded death.

      • Night Owl August 16, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

        Until it is isolated, it does not exist.

        Why did Christian Drosten have to use a computer model to create his modified PCR test? You know, that useless test?

        Why is it simply assumed that the virus is real? Why do people (even here) just accept the premise?

        Are they dumb?

        • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

          I’m not accepting or rejecting anything. I don’t know enough to do either. I’m just putting into words what I think could be a thought model of what’s going on. That the vaccines (shots, injections, whatever you wanna call them) ARE the variants, meaning the shots make a virus that supposedly exists (but you say it hasn’t been really isolated, so that’s open to argument) more and more powerful.

          I’m a farmer and save for some notions about soil chemistry, seed saving and animal husbandry, my science is very poor.

          You’re saying “the virus doesn’t exist”. OK. I guess new thought is required and I’ll do it. But many here, not vaxxers, people like you & me, seem to say there is in fact a virus, albeit not terribly effective (the 99+ survival rate I included in my post)

          • cbeard August 18, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

            I looked up a link that I got off this site, I think. Go to the U.S. patent office and look up patent number 7279327, which to me proves the virus is man made and in fact does exist.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

          Looks like Ireland has fallen (see Sean’s post below).

          And Germany ain’t lookin’ too good.

          I don’t know why people can’t see it?

          Insane.

          Not you, Rulo. Good comment, but we have to get past the virus being a thing, whether it exists or not.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

          I meant to ask you, N.O. there was some guy in either the 1s or 2d panel in the 4 part one you posted the other day. And he was saying that the virus had been isolated. Which is odd, and seems to counter what most of the scientists & other specialists have been putting forward. I believe he was a German scientist.

          • Night Owl August 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

            Dunno. That goes against everything the big guns have said, and goes against what the Ausschuss has been saying.

  59. stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

    I have it on good authority that Slo’ Joe pulled the plug on Afghanistan when he found out that Afghani ice cream was made with goats milk.

    OH THE HUMANITY!

  60. Roundball Shaman August 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

    “…there’s the fate of President ‘Joe Biden.’ As Kabul falls this morning… There is a rising clamor, even among his own partisans, for him to come out and say something, anything… for Gawdsake…”

    ‘My fellow… my fellow uh… (what?)… oh yeah, My Fellow Americans. I’m your Senator, Joe Bide… (what NOW?)… oh, sorry… I’m your PRESIDENT… Joe… Joe uh… oh crap! Let’s just leave it at Joe.

    I’m extremely saddened at the loss of Vietnam. It was a tragic… (for God sake, WHAT?) OK! Afghanistan or Lemonade Stand or whatever that damn place is called. I’m very saddened for that. But it’s NOT MY FAULT. Hell, I don’t even know what day it is half the time so DON’T BLAME ME.

    It’s that Republican guy’s fault, Nixon. HE got us into Pakistan… (what’s that?) I said Pakistan! Alright, make that Afghanistan. It’s Nixon’s…. (I’m getting sick of this! What is your problem? Huh? What’d I say? Nixon, right?… Trump? Who’s HE? He’s the guy I ran against? I thought I was running against Obama… Trump, huh? That guy with the hair, right? See, I do remember a few things. What? Oh yeah, back to the ‘I’m Sorry’ stuff…

    Yes My Fellow Americans, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for losing America. We fought long and hard there, but we just couldn’t get it done. We poured everything into our effort to free America… I mean Pakistan… from the bad guys but Nixon screwed thing up so bad there wasn’t much I could do.

    Was that OK? Good, I’m getting tired up here. Anybody got a Lemonade?’

    • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

      Yeah, and don’t forget a shout out to his old friend and constant companion Corn Pop!

  61. stelmosfire August 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

    Look on the bright side. All these Afghani translators we will be bringing to the USA.and setting them up with all the bennies. At least they know our language.. Unlike the illegals streaming over the southern border. They can’t be bothered to learn English.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

      In Hartford news this morning, do gooder organizations are imploring citizens to open their homes to these hapless Afghan refugees; problem is, a few weeks ago, they did the same thing for Central American border refugees being shipped to New England from Texas. They all need places to live, but we have a housing shortage here already. I think many of them will end up at these seedy motels off the interstate north and south of Hartford. (Which are usually reserved for homeless families, and people whose apartment buildings burned down, which happens frequently, and have nowhere else to go.) Afghan refugees will find those motels as dangerous and grimy as Kabul.

      Brh

      • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

        Homeless Americans, and particularly their children, “will find those motels as dangerous and grimy as Kabul.” Lock up your sons – your daughters will probably be ok, unless Pakis start moving in…

        Ok, I’m a terrible person for saying what I say. And yet, there are some even worse, for doing what I say.

      • Chippenhook August 16, 2021 at 8:53 pm #

        Given events of the past couple years, it is no longer so far fetched anymore that people will be ordered to take in refugees,be they American refugees from some as yet undefined disaster, or foreign refugees from disasters abroad or as a simple consequence of open borders.

        • Tate August 16, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

          Wouldn’t the Third Amendment prohibit that? A close reading would say they’re not ‘soldiers.’ I would argue otherwise.

          Not that anything on that piece of parchment matters anymore.

        • stelmosfire August 17, 2021 at 10:24 am #

          I’ll take a couple young un’s with strong backs. Maybe even a matronly type with good cooking skills. Shit I can start a mini plantation. Wait a minute hasn’t that been done before?

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

      Maybe they can bring the call center industry back to the US? Take that Mumbai!

  62. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    Good, I hope that none of those snot nosed brats take the time to talk to me or get to know me, just leave me alone and stay off my lawn!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/americans-are-creating-their-own-vaccine-mandates-by-cutting-ties-with-the-unvaccinated/ar-AANo5mr?ocid=msedgntp

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

      About 50% of the country is unvaccinated, so one half is cutting ties with the other half? That doesn’t make for a happy family circle.

  63. MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

    With regard to the photo, a friend wrote:

    “I read that the US Embassy in Kabul has 25 acres, including helipads. They don’t need to land on the roof to pick up passengers. If you notice, that photo is not of a helicopter landing on the roof, it is going over the roof. Some photographer just waited for the right shot.

    So why is the Mighty Wurlitzer pushing that photo so much? Hmm, they have to have some reason.

    Sick as it seems, it appears that the US public is blood-thirsty enough to mourn the stopping of the killing fields of Afghanistan. As we said on our radio show, it is the height of arrogant entitlement to believe that the US has the right to control other countries, but the phrase “BIden lost Afghanistan” seems to be trending.”

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

      If I had been the photographer, I’d have taken that shot too, just to draw the parallel. But why is the Ministry of Truth making that comparison for us? Maybe to say, “Yup, it’s really all over now”? Which of course means that it’s not over…

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

        Me as well, totally iconic photo. Works either way, for me.

  64. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

    Biden has the opposite effect of the Midas Touch, everything he touches turns to poo. He is an old Grandpaw padding through the bowels of the White House, wearing nothing but a bathrobe and slippers, with a blank look in his eyes and constant confusion upon his face.

  65. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

    Hmmm, very interesting points about that picture I linked to earlier above. Is it possible this picture is not even current and Biden is still in hiding ala Weekend at Bernie’s?

    With these clocks being set wrong it is no wonder his diplomatic channels are a mess – he is always late for the appointed meetings!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/london-and-moscow-clocks-in-joe-biden-photo-sparks-confusion/ar-AANnrgg?ocid=msedgntp

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

      The not-so-hidden message is: “It’s too late for Russia”.

      Been about 700 years since Russians have been intimidated by someone who can’t do math.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

      Are you referring to my comment about the helicopter? That’s for James’ photo, up top.

  66. Sean Coleman August 16, 2021 at 4:11 pm #

    Excellent interview here by John Waters, Ireland’s finest:

    https://odysee.com/@AnomicAge:b/AA_Waters_121:a?r=2QSgeJG3T5LvhW6nH1trmZvK87irVN2K

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

      That is the most annoying intro I’ve ever heard on a video – lol. Thanks, will watch now. I hadn’t heard of John Age before.

      🙂

      • cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

        Did anyone else notice that all the book titles in the background are backwards as if in a mirror image? What gives here??? Strange…

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm #

          It’s just the the way their zoom/camera is set up.

      • Sean Coleman August 17, 2021 at 3:33 am #

        I usually skip intros, and endings, but often listen to certain passages more than once.

    • Soul Forensics August 16, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

      John Waters on Springsteen (paraphrasing):

      Every one of Springsteen’s characters is blue-collar, and would’ve voted for Trump. They would’ve been deplorables now. Yet Springsteen continuously excoriates Trump.

      Me: Springsteen’s putative sympathy for the working man was just a schtick. As soon as he could sit on a few million, he left Jersey for Hollywood.

      Someone said he attended one of his concerts — front row, off to the side. As he was being introduced, Springsteen, waiting in the wings, doused his head in cold water and shook it about, intimating, when he came on, that it was sweat. The sweat of a hard-workin’ man, just like his audience, I’m sure.

      That said, Trump blundered by trying to use Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” as his rally intro. And he obviously didn’t realize that the lyrics are ironical.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

        Yeah those were some good realizations right there.

    • Sean Coleman August 17, 2021 at 3:20 am #

      This is how Waters sums up what he is getting at. I think it may be a direct quote from the interview.

      Quote
      “Have our revolutions all been contrived? Were what we long thought of as breaks towards idealism and freedom-seeking merely illusions that caused us to let our guard down? Were those initial decades — centuries — of freedom simply a ruse to lull the people into a false sense of complacency, so that in a matter of months, the essence of their lives could be taken away? The evidence of something we have incorrectly understood mounts and mounts.
      We have arrived at another revolutionary moment, when the skills and creative resources of the people are about to be plundered by the elites, thus denying the people the dividend of what might have been their liberation from the alleged drudgery of work.

      There is a war against humanity, conducted by a tiny rump of renegade humans.

      The former forces and institutions charged with upholding and guarding our democracies have gone over to the other side. The artists have become puppets of the Combine. Media and pop culture celebrities are on the side of the people’s manifest enemies. Journalism, once society’s watchdog, has become a criminal profession.

      Already we can hear the drumbeats reverberating under our feet.

      Can the trance be dissolved before it is too late? What might that take? Is the moment of truth upon us?” End Quote

      I never ever believed in this “break for freedom” and I spent my years at school, university and thereafter arguing about it. I hardly met anyone who agreed with me.

      • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 10:09 am #

        Thanks for the transcript of that part of the interview. Very powerful. John Water has a way with words. I also really felt his sense of shock; even those of us who have watched this coming for 20 years still feel that.

        I can see why so many remain in denial, but that will be our undoing.

  67. cowbell81 August 16, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

    Well, Biden made it all very clear in his address. Afghanistan is the “Graveyard of Empires”. Someone please place a nice big marble headstone in their desert with the “United States of America” engraved on it. Glad to see that another wasted military excursion has come to a close, after the loss of countless lives and millions of dollars. Good luck Afghanistan, you will certainly need it. Every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    • World War Zeke August 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

      I hope the Taliban doesn’t expect Osama bin Laden’s body back. We misplaced it with the USN concierge.

      • Tate August 16, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

        Wait, didn’t we give him a proper burial at sea in accord with age-old Islamic custom?

        • cowbell81 August 17, 2021 at 10:00 am #

          Yes, he is one with the fishes now.

    • michael August 17, 2021 at 7:13 am #

      Millions of millions of dollars.

      • edpell August 17, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

        Four trillion dollars

  68. zappalives August 16, 2021 at 4:33 pm #

    Only rebellion/revolt/insurrection/civil war 2.0 saves whats left of this once great republic.

    A house cleaning is long overdue !

    The central bankers-power mad billionaires and their bought and paid for lackeys in the dem/repub uni-party have to go………..and I mean ended !

    There is no other way now !

  69. tom clark August 16, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

    Went back and re-read Richard Heinberg’s The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, which I first read 10 (15?) years ago. Alas, not much has changed. Woops, granddaughter just involved in a (hopefully minor) car accident…gotta run.

    • BackRowHeckler August 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

      Heels Up Harris announced that her biggest concern in Haiti and Afghanistan is “brown and black girls”. This is the VP of the United States, who will soon be engaged in a game of existential chess with Putin and Xi, looking at the Big Picture.

      • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

        Hilarious.

        • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:38 pm #

          Everything is about her. An eternal vagina monologue.

          • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

            Zing!

  70. snagglepuss August 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm #

    Those two photos are quite something. I wonder when we ( I’m talking about the western democracies here, not just the US) will stop trying to export our values and so called democracy to the world. All done under the guise of a not so hidden agenda that usually involves ‘oil’, but now it might include other ‘essentials’, such as semi conductor plants like the ones that exist almost exclusively in Taiwan. These places where people like the Taliban exist, where honor killings are perfectly acceptable if your daughter falls in love with someone from another ‘caste’, etc. Why these attempts to ‘bring western values’ to places in the world who really aren’t terribly interested in them and in fact hold them in contempt?
    What’s the real solution? Next time they reach out perhaps just give them all a bottle of whiskey and a knife. Sounds harsh, but we have our own problems to solve, don’t we? Guess I’m mean….

  71. Billy Hill August 16, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

    HEY — somehow Afghanistan has removed Obama’s birthday bash over-the-top excess from the news cycle.

    How Freakin’ Convenient!

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

      It always happens!

  72. WilbursHuman August 16, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

    Since No One else has addressed this in the comments………….

    If We have to send in 7000 troops to get everyone else out………..

    How The FUQ, are we going to get them out…….?????????

    Or are we going to Say, MIA, Like we did to the ones we left behind….

    IN South East Asia………..

    This Shit…………
    IS Not going to End Well !!!!!!

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

      It’s pretty simple. We send in a relief force 50% larger than the force we are trying to extricate: 7,500 to bust out 5,000; 12,000 to bust out the 7,500; etc. Figure out how long each round of evacuation takes ( a week? two?) and you can figure out the exact date on which the entire US population will have been transferred to Afghanistan. We ain’t leavin’ we’re all coming over!

    • Dr_Wellington_Yueh August 17, 2021 at 2:19 am #

      I know an old lady who swallowed a fly…

  73. zappalives August 16, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

    Im gonna miss the two main products out of Afghanistan………..opium and rubble.

    • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:43 pm #

      Gotsta have my rubble.

      • cowbell81 August 17, 2021 at 10:03 am #

        Makes good backfill for all of those new roads we are going to pave under the infrastructure bill touted by Biden.

      • stelmosfire August 17, 2021 at 10:32 am #

        Betty Rubble was my favorite. She was to Wilma as Maryanne was to Ginger.

  74. tucsonspur August 16, 2021 at 8:34 pm #

    What really gets me is watching those ads to help wounded warriors, many out of Afghanistan. Guys with no arms or legs or both, hobbling around with artificial limbs, some guys left with a horrendous burn scar instead of a face, trying their best to still have a fulfilling, happy life.

    Medals to the wife who sticks by her 25 year old husband with no legs and only one arm. Maybe no you know what.

    Vietnam was worse, but this is still pretty bad.

    Churchill said it a long time ago regarding Afghan tribesmen;
    ‘Civilization is face to face with militant Mohammedism’

    He also said, ‘That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword…..stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism’.

    From Kipling’s ‘The Young British Soldier’;

    ‘When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains
    And the women come out to cut up what remains
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

      Islam weaponizes testosterone into a religion. But testosterone & estrogen must live together in harmony for any kind of decent existence. That has always been the Western way of life formed at the cold fringes of the known world. The muslims organized slave-raiding parties as far as Ireland. Our alabaster women were highly prized by the heathen, they would even brave the North Atlantic to collect them (which isn’t normative for them to brave anything.) Now that we’ve organized the mass importation of the bastards, a place like Sweden has become the rape capital of Europe.

      • tucsonspur August 16, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

        Pity the women and young girls at the end of the Taliban tube. The bastards, the slime, know that white is prime.

        • MaryQueen August 16, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

          Well, maybe women will prefer burkas to seeing their toddlers blown to bit by American soldiers. Just a guess.

        • MaryQueen August 17, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

          And I’m sure women will appreciate not having their wedding parties bombed, also.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

        “Islam weaponizes testosterone into a religion” That’s an interesting observation. Never thought of it that way, but it makes sense.

  75. Pucker August 16, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

    Did you listen to any of Mike Lindell’s Symposium? Apparently, it was quite good. It seems that the evidence of election fraud is overwhelming. It doesn’t look that there’s going to be any accountability absent what we ourselves bring to the table? Trump and Q Anon and God won’t save us. The Elites will just progressively Jab us into brain damaged vegetables. No good outcomes. The future is probably not one of consumption and lying on the beach wearing diapers and drinking ice old beer with a young Asian peasant girl rubbing suntan lotion on our old wrinkled skin and sagging tits? The Barbarians are inside the gates, and the Elites are taking the Gold out the underground tunnels.

  76. Pucker August 16, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

    Kabul Hooters is evacuating its personnel.

    That’s a Business Model that I could never get my head around.

    Would you get drunk in a dark, somber nightclub drinking high balls while reminiscing about an old lost girlfriend while watching a girl completely covered in a sheet pole dancing on stage?

    • tucsonspur August 16, 2021 at 9:57 pm #

      LOL!!

    • Blackbird August 16, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

      There’s a Hooters in Manama, Bahrain. No women – so don’t expect to see Caspar the Friendly Stripper spinning over your head in a Muslim Hooters. You recognize your mistake about the time you get your first and only beer – and of course you can’t walk out into the street with your beer. I don’t know what happens in there. First time chugging a Heineken.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

        See, that’s a funny vignette that will be remembered. Caspar the friendly stripper… you recognize your mistake… one can picture the cavernous dark interior, the bad eurotrash pop, the local grifters and good ol boys in shiny suits, the eyes, still blind from the blinding sun scanning the room, the realization of an error of judgement, “where the hell are all the women?”, “why is that sheik so attentive to that boy who looks 13?”, the hasty exit, the blinding sun again. You don’t want to know what happens in there, you want to forget it. Yet, hundreds of years later, you recall the story in CFN, and the whole sordid affair is redeemed, justified, it even glows a bit as you recall how you felt, who you were, hundreds of years ago.

        So, about that warthog… is it coming along well?

        • Blackbird August 17, 2021 at 10:31 am #

          Uh huh…

          My tool bench is crowded with misplaced tools in anticipation of one of those flying piggies dropping some parts. They seem to be pretty well built – no wonder they’re being phased out.

          • stelmosfire August 17, 2021 at 10:38 am #

            That titanium bathtub the pilot sits in is to die for! Keeps ya from being shot in the ass from small arms when yer flyin’ at 100 ft.

          • Blackbird August 17, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

            My shower stall needs to be replaced and one of those titanium bathtubs would be just the ticket. And a 30 mm Gatling gun? Who wouldn’t want to find one of those just layin’ around in the state forest? Not that I have any use for it, but guns like that seem to attract a purpose.

  77. Pucker August 16, 2021 at 10:09 pm #

    The Americans are enamored with the body building exercise machines?

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

    The nincompoop American feminists got a bunch of money to train 250 Afghan women as “Judges” thinking that they could leverage the women as a tool to govern Afghan society. This is a favorite ploy of the Comm…unists….

    I think that in the Afghan mental universe that the only “Judge” is All….ah? That is probably extremely sacrilegious?

    Do you remember that Afghan bloke “Najibullah” that the Soviets put into power? Whatever happened to him?

    The South Vietnamese soldier in that famous photo blowing the brains out of that grimacing Viet Cong irregular soldier ended up running a pizza joint in Washington, DC.

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

      That South Vietnamese “soldier” was a general officer. Weird but true. Imagine General Milley doing that in high heels.

      • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:25 am #

        I’ve seen memes of thoroughly modern Milley with purple hair. Why does he do it?

  78. Redneck Liberal August 16, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

    Just to get things clear fr y’all:

    “Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump, came out with a phenomenal article in the New Republic yesterday and psychoanalyzed a lot about her uncle. One of the things Mary wrote about was the origin of the “big lie” conspiracy theory and she affirmed what many of us already knew — that Trump lied about the election being rigged to protect his shallow ego. Mary said about the “big lie” and the January 6th insurrection: “For the first time in our nation’s history there had not been a peaceful transfer of power, because my uncle, who could not accept his resounding defeat and the humiliation that came with it, had attempted to inspire a coup.” Trump had to tell everyone that he won the 2020 election to shield the fact he was embarrassed to have lost to Joe Biden. What followed were endless election challenges, Rudy Giuliani and other cronies touring the country, and ultimately the Capitol takeover on January 6th. A significant portion of the US population will now think whenever they lose an election it’s because the other side stole it and Donald Trump is chiefly to blame for that.

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

      As Trump said, she’s a terrible person. As is his sister, the former judge. Envious cunts.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

      y’all, but you could turn it around and say that it was the establishment that couldn’t accept Trump’s victory in ’16 (without any fraud suspicion or allegations) and spent the next 4 yrs trying everything in the book to remove him, in other words, a coup.

      Plenty of fraud suspicion and allegations in the ’20 election. JHK is hopeful facts will come to light somehow, I’m not so sure. Seems like a fait accompli now.

      Mary Trump… who cares. Not relevant. She doesn’t like her uncle, boo boo, so what. Everybody has problem relatives. Ever heard of one Hunter Biden? Isn’t there a better story for the New Republic there than a whiny niece with no evidence or substance other than “my uncle is a meanie”?

      • Night Owl August 17, 2021 at 3:32 am #

        Another powerful argument from RL.

        Now do Malik Obama.

        LOL.

        Not a brain cell to be found in that noggin.

    • Tate August 16, 2021 at 11:02 pm #

      Well, she’s a registered psychologist so she must be right, LOL.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm #

        Tate, a “she” registered psychologist is, along with recluse spiders, grown men in tights and pink hair, a dog upchucking something rotten he’s eaten, rap music or a stiff corpse propped against a wall, sufficient reason to leave a room and run away, in my book.

        • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:22 am #

          Why Rulo, you’re a Man! Even if an enemy….

  79. Pucker August 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

    It might be alright if the Christians today were very fierce and eager to die like the early Christians (and the Mus…Lims) rather than like today just waiting for God/ Q Anon/ Trump to save us?

    In lieu of feckless modern Christianity, maybe Whiskey will do the trick and give people backbone?

    • Yohannon August 16, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

      Dutch courage. It’s not as good as God, Puck. Get right with God. Then you can fight like the Devil!

  80. tom clark August 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

    Mike Lindell may be the cat’s meow, but his “My Pillow” ain’t worth shit.

    As with hurricanes, we now resort to the Greek alphabet to name covid variants. Epsilon is next and it’s bound to be a humdinger.

    Gnite Kim.

  81. tom clark August 16, 2021 at 11:02 pm #

    Who names forest fires? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

      Arsonists.

    • SoftStarLight August 17, 2021 at 2:51 am #

      A fire is like a snow flake tom. Every fire is different and unique, like each snow flake is different and unique.

  82. Q. Shtik August 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

    @ Green Alba

    I’m going to guess that you are either ill or simply sick of this comment section but still alive and monitoring. Every now and then I get disgusted and disappear for 6 mos. Let us know.

    You are one of the most logical thinkers here.

    I also miss the Scot/Brit slang.

    • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:12 am #

      She came back and told us she was very sick a few weeks ago. When did Peter get vaxed btw?

      • Night Owl August 17, 2021 at 3:30 am #

        Indeed. She also was having panic attacks related to the kernels of truth she seems to have accepted.

        So much for logic. Then again, Q plays editor and can’t edit.

        Life goes on.

        • Blackbird August 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          Some people just can’t seem to see the humor in the rise of a genocidal, psychopathic, kleptocratic world government – and the certain, painful, immiserated death that they promise one and all. I have a bit of sympathy for them – those who do not want to acknowledge the tiger behind the door. Some are nice people who don’t want to see family and friends murdered, and the world in which they worked so hard to build a home, sold for a pot of beans.

          I hope Alba recovers and is allowed to live out her life, surrounded by healthy friends and family, in the well-ordered world I suspect she spent her life building. But no matter how I roll the bones, I don’t see that future coming up.

      • Q. Shtik August 17, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

        She came back and told us she was very sick a few weeks ago – Yo

        ==========

        What kind of sick, Covid or something else?

        Peter got both shots in Jan 2021 while in a med’l facility in FL shortly before we retrieved him. He said he didn’t have any adverse reactions. Very fortunate for him since he is the very essence of co-morbidities.

    • tucsonspur August 17, 2021 at 1:32 am #

      I wish her the best. Get well soon, GA.

      • O.G. Hawkins August 17, 2021 at 10:48 am #

        I do as well. God bless you, GreenAlba.

        May you realize that God is loving but that He is also demanding. Choose Right or be damned to Hell.

        It is not for us to bitch about the Rules. Our souls were thrust into this game and we must play to the Best of our ability knowing that it is a test here in the fleeting before eternity.

  83. gustafson.robert.22 August 17, 2021 at 12:29 am #

    Yo wrote: “The Polynesians looked egalitarian with the Chief feasting with everyone, even commoners. But if one of the latter accidently touched the Chief’s head, he would be clubbed to death.
    Then there were the wandering workers who could be made into long pig with amazingly little ceremony.”

    This is representative of typical lack of nuance from a complex-civilization paradigm-er viewing primitive tribal societies. The common theme: “tribal societies are not ‘nobler’; they’re just as hierarchical, cruel, dog-eat-dog as complex civilization, if not more.”

    The nuance missed is this. Yes, tribal man has all the same motivators, desires, brutishness as civilizational man… of course… but the structure of tribal society is the evolutionarily desireable framework for human motivations, desires and brutishness (no negative connotation). Tribal social structure (economics) mitigates brutishness by allowing expression of brutishness in daily interactions with environment rather than in the repressed-rage interpersonal expression of brutishness common in civilizations.

    Civilizations, by seeking to escape brutishness of human life, actually inflame it. Evolved primitive tribal social structure is the antidote, the better fit.

    • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:19 am #

      With the environment? A commoner is the “environment”? You must have an advanced degree to be able to swill, swallow, and spew such abject bullshit.

      Let’s inject some reason: Hunter Gatherers kill fewer people because they have less capacity to kill, both technologically and because there are fewer of them as both potential perps and vics.

      If you were an anthropologist, you would try human flesh if given the opportunity as some (or at least one) have done. Another one got involved gaily with a Pygmy Chief. I’m not saying you would do that or not do that. I don’t know!

      • gustafson.robert.22 August 17, 2021 at 1:28 am #

        typical

        • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:35 am #

          Fight, don’t run. Don’t get negative. As the Book of the Law says, As brothers, fight ye.

          • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 1:36 am #

            There was little chance of you parrying that powerful thrust, but you could at least not throw down your rapier and stalk out of the room.

          • gustafson.robert.22 August 17, 2021 at 2:54 am #

            yoho, too often your “powerful thrusts” are only those in the sense of an online poster’s throwaway belligerence… shallow misdirection, posturing for posturing’s sake, ungrounded assumptions and attitude substituted for content. You’re very “internet-y”

      • gustafson.robert.22 August 17, 2021 at 3:19 am #

        “Let’s inject some reason: Hunter Gatherers kill fewer people because they have less capacity to kill, both technologically and because there are fewer of them as both potential perps and vics.”

        you’ve missed the point. “Inflamed brutishness” of civilizations is not about numbers of deaths, it’s about …qualities …of deaths, and lives.

        in the simplest sense, civilizations seek to avoid death, while primitive man lives in a state of more healthy acceptance. Not embracing death (some kind of “satanism”), but not running from it, as civilizational man, on the whole (collectively, not necessarily individually) will

        • roccofire August 17, 2021 at 6:22 am #

          Not embracing death, but as the Stoics say”
          “Memento mori” is Latin for: “remember you will die.” … The basic idea of this philosophy is that if people remember their inescapable deaths, they will lead more sober lives, live in the present, and take advantage of opportunities rather than postpone them ’til “tomorrow.” All of which are mostly good thing

          Western culture needs to embrace of these ideas again, and read Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Zeno and modern ones like Ryan Holiday, Massimo Pigliucci
          He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.—Seneca.
          Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.—Seneca.

          • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2021 at 8:59 am #

            Momento mori is inscribed on many of the colonial era gravestones round here. In our village cemetery, which dates back to the 1650s, the entrance gate has Momento mori in wrought iron atop of it.

            I had always wondered what the significance was.

        • Yohannon August 17, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

          You’re talking spirituality now, Gustaf. Healthy Civilizations have it as these posters indicate. And of course Primitives invariably have it, being so close to Nature, that machine of death, they look for something beyond and better.