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      Strange doings at a strange time in a strange land. Videos of widespread military vehicle maneuvers around our nation popped up on the Web at mid-weekend while the American citizenry went about its holiday weekend business (including Father’s Day revels and “Juneteenth” celebration mass shootings): Scenes of armored personnel carriers rolling down Walnut Street in downtown Philly; B2 bomber wings over Minnesota; Tank columns galumphing along an Idaho highway… leading to widespread suspicions that something untoward is up. Durned if I know what it is.

Tanks on highway, Great Falls, Idaho

     Among things one can know: The “Joe Biden” presidency is whirling around the drain in plain sight, and with it, likely, the Globalist hopes and dreams of making everybody eat bugs while they take away everything you own. Last week, audiotapes surfaced of the main parties to the Ukraine grift (Biden and Poroshenko) working things out in 2016 over the phone in “JB’s” final days as vice-president. Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee has got its mitts on Biden family bank records galore detailing the abstruse money-laundering activities that were run through obscure European banks and innumerable Biden shell companies. Well, sonofabitch…!

      It’s getting hard even for Democrats to ignore the accumulating evidence of the Biden family’s global grift operation, and “JB’s” obvious advancing mental deterioration, provoking moves that should lead to his ejection from office. Last week, their captive mainstream news media broadcast a cavalcade of embarrassing public idiocies committed by the Commander in Chief — declaring “God save the Queen” incongruously at the end of a Gun Safety Summit in Connecticut; groping actress Eva Longoria’s boobs after a White House movie screening; cracking a weird joke about the “Philadelphia girl” in his bed (Dr. Jill Biden); being introduced at an I-95 bridge collapse event by brain-damaged PA Senator John Fetterman who tossed up a word salad about the federal “delegadation” aiming to fix “infructure,” while dressed-up looking like Uncle Fester out of The Addams Family. The indignity of it all was really something to behold.

     You understand, “Joe Biden’s” reelection campaign is another rank hoax, yet another trip laid on the American public by a desperate, degenerate Democratic Party that doesn’t know what to do next with public opinion souring on it. There’s no way this gibbering near-corpse can run again. He can’t even perform as a puppet anymore. He’s a broke-down engine pulling a train of failure, perfidy, and treason five miles long behind him. The Ukraine war project he presides over looks more and more like an effort to conceal and cover-up his family’s bribery schemes by laying waste to the pitiful chump of a foreign land that went along with the grift — and which, anyway, is winding up as yet another American military humiliation with the Russians finishing off what’s left of Ukraine’s army in the failed “spring offensive.”

    Do you suppose that all these military vehicle movements around the country in recent days signal a constitutional crisis in the offing, necessitating martial law? Let me lay it out: Absolutely no one believes that Vice-president Kamala Harris is up to the job of stepping-in when “Joe Biden” gets bum-rushed out of the White House. Nor, I’m sure, are they willing to force her to resign hastily without a substitute vice-president (say, Gavin Newsom) in place — a cumbersome process that requires approval by both the House and Senate. But if Harris were flat-out forced to resign, then Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would automatically become president.

     Mr. McCarthy is, arguably, just another houseboy of the now-heinous administrative state (or deep state, or permanent bureaucracy, or blob, as it’s sometimes called). But he is not a Democrat, and is subject to the fractious pressures in the Republican Party, and could plausibly be induced to fire-and-replace post-haste the whole honking host of seditious rogues running the executive agencies — from AG Merrick Garland, to FBI Director Chris Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Treasury Secretary Yellen… every last one of them — which could even lead to prosecutions of these scoundrels.

      Any way you cut it, it looks like the sudden catastrophic downfall of the Democratic Party, an existential crisis that would amount ineluctably to one possible outcome: nominate Bobby Kennedy, Jr. or die. But then, what would Mr. Kennedy do about all the remaining bad actors in the Party of Chaos? My guess is that almost all of them down to the rank-and-file would snap out of the mass formation psychosis they’ve been locked in for seven years and completely flip, denouncing the tyrannical madness that their deposed leadership inflicted on our country. They might even believe it never happened, or that they were not responsible for it, like the whole thing was no more than a bad dream.

     Or maybe, what we’re seeing in all these military movements is the prelude to a real live military coup d’état? Just sayin’….


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885 Responses to “Strange Days”

  1. lizharmon June 19, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    Our military in drag couldn’t win in Afghanistan and was stupid enough to provide cover for the grifter in chief in Ukraine. I don’t like their chances in Chicago, Memphis, Detroit or even Minneapolis.

    • par4 June 19, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      The U.S. military excels at killing civilians.

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    • Velarde June 19, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      They would do really bad in Philly…?

    • benr June 19, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      Couldn’t is the wrong language.
      The US military was not allowed to win if they had fought Afghanistan like the Nazis there would likely be no military aged men left alive and the entire country would be rubble.

      • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        …Rules of engagement.

        Your results may differ….

      • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

        Fighting to win means hurting people and hurting people is bad.

        Still believe in letting women vote? You have no one to blame but yourself then. Rectify yourself first, then others.

        • kendar667 June 19, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

          Most, if not all wars are bankster wars, totally unjust and unwarranted. So if you fight to win, what are you winning exactly?

          Enter 5th and 6th gen warfare. At some point we will need to take out the globalist satan-trash and that will be bloody and messy, but not really a war in the traditional sense. It will probably be over in 48 hours if we can get our schitt together and pre-identify the fam members vs. the legion of apparatchiks or useful idiots. My guess is the groundwork is being laid for this very scenario as we speak.

          • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            Hopefully.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            Was the conquest of this Continent a bankster war? If so, then leave if you are all so very moral.

            There were wars before bankers. There will be war when they are no more. The life of Man is War, of some kind or other.

            After the conquest of Arabia, Mohammad said, No the greater war begins (the struggle against self).

        • Cankerpuss June 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          Jarek, the founders had it right. Only taxpaying land owners had the right to vote. No women. No poor. No welfare recipients. Only those who had a financial stake were permitted to vote. Women are emotional creatures who react based upon their emotional output. They are not logical voters.

          • MaryQueen June 23, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

            You continue to amaze me with your utter stupidity.

    • abbybwood June 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      Or Los Angeles. Lots of guns here.

      Or maybe this is their way of being “already deployed” so they won’t have to go to help Zelensky?

    • john0 June 19, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      I hear that sort of thing a lot. I believe it is foolish thinking.
      In the Irish Genocides, without Night Vision, Thermal Imaging, GPS or any tech tricks, the British Army was able to keep starving Irish locked down at night, terrified to even try to harvest a bit of seaweed at 3 AM.
      Just being out after dark could subject you to Transportation, where you could slave until your inevitable death, providing future Leftys with grist for pretending Irish were White Supremacists for nothing their own history of enslavement.
      If these Patriots are at all serious, ttey need to study military tactics and teach them to their children.
      There’s a lot more to it than just having a gun in the house.

      • lflawse June 19, 2023 at 10:36 pm #

        “Do you suppose that all these military vehicle movements around the country in recent days signal a constitutional crisis in the offing, necessitating martial law? ”

        Rehearsal for 2024

    • BuckP June 19, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

      In October 2001, 100 Green Berets on horseback and aligned with the Northern Alliance under air support provided by the USAF defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan in 30 days, How did this happen? The Afghans viewed the Americans as friends and liberators and not invaders!
      Subsequent to this victory, into Afghanistan came State Department staff, US intelligence agencies, civilian contractors, military personnel of every branch led by officers coveting battle ribbons and promotions, etc. As a result, the Afghan people soon saw us as invaders.The rest is history!

      • ThorsHammer June 20, 2023 at 9:06 am #

        In a recent speech Putin said “I don’t care who the Americans anoint as their next President as long as he isn’t senile._

        There you go again Putin, interfering with the American electoral system.

        • ThorsHammer June 20, 2023 at 9:35 am #

          10% for the Big Guy

          But nobody really asks who the Big Guy is.
          How did a half breed beach bum kidnapped while stoned on a beach in Hawail and groomed as a community organizer acquire a billion dollars in mansions and financial assets?

          Almost all of it after he left the Presidency?

          The Audacity of Hope or the Payoff of Power?

    • MaryQueen June 19, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

      LOL, great first comment.

  2. malthuss June 19, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    What is hyperinflation versus bad USA 2023 inflation?

    • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      Same thing only worse. Hyperinflation happens when you can’t possibly spend what you have fast enough to keep up with the currency’s plummeting devaluation. Ex: Bread’s $10(0…) in the morning and $15(0…) by noon.

      • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:16 am #

        One of the mouthpieces was on TV the other day stating that inflation this month was down to 5%. Of course what they fail to mention is that’s on top of the 12% already in place and it’s going nowhere.

        There’s more and more articles about the excess office space and malls emptying out leaving retail space. One I read said the company owing the note just walked away.

        • malthuss June 19, 2023 at 10:30 am #

          Damn statistics. Inflation has been here for a long time. due to wars and the federal reserve.

          • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:40 am #

            It’s always been a lot worse than the government admitted b/c if the true inflation numbers were published, social security would go up. It’s part of the law to keep up with inflation for people on fixed incomes.

            One of the pieces of the impending bankruptcy is student debt. It’s over a trillion dollars and defaults will start coming this fall as all the postponements will expire.

          • malthuss June 19, 2023 at 11:36 am #

            SW.. postponements will expire.

            The postponement has ended, loans are to be repaid.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 11:39 am #

            Student loan debt-

            “If Biden really wanted to help the people who need help most with student loans, he would just push congress to make student loans forgivable in bankruptcy proceedings”.

            https://twitter.com/WR4NYGov/status/1664952572434685953?cxt=HHwWgoC9_eLijJsuAAAA

            Biden was instrumental in making sure student loan debt non-dischargeable in bankruptcy proceedings.

          • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            Malthuss,
            Student debt…and over one Trillion of commercial Real Estate paper to roll over later in the early fall….

          • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

            Yes, endless word games. When the rate of increase slows, they’ll act like inflation is down.

          • john0 June 19, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

            And Federal Counterfeiting, including giving plates to ” enemies”, like Russia.

          • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            True annual inflation, as measured by the Chapwood Index over the last 15 years or so, for the top 50 cities in the US, ranges from about 8%, to about 13%.

            Using The Rule of 72, at 8% inflation, prices double every 9 years, and at 12% inflation, prices double every 6 years. Worse, the progression is geometric, not linear.

            For example, in a 12% inflation environment, the reason a college football game hot dog now costs $16, is that in 1999, it cost $1.

            In 2005, it cost $2, in 2011, it cost $4, and in 2017, it cost $8. So, today, in 2023, viola! We have the $16 hotdog.

            The Chapwood Index metrics are sound, with no adjustments, no substitutions, and no sleight-of-hand bullshit.

            A basket of 500 consumer items is tracked, in the top 50 US cities, by population, and measured every 6 months, to determine real inflation – a sobering exercise.

            By adjustments & substitution, CPI has always been a lie. Imagine that.

        • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 10:36 am #

          Yes. In a spiraling economy of rapidly increasing unpayable debts it begins to make sense to just walk away from them and trust that enforcing the obligation will just be too onerous to bother with. The 2008 mortgage fiasco writ large. At some point even the Fed and its magic money machine will no longer be able to paper over all this malfeasance.

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:33 am #

            Hence, the Great Reset.

          • loosethedogs June 19, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            I believe it’s called ” force majeure”, an act of god or in this case the international banksters…

          • Night Owl June 19, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            Bullshit. The Great Reset is far broader than this. This is just theater.

            The financial crisis is a game. The owners of our societies could fix the problems in the financial system overnight if they wanted.

            They print fucking money out of thin air.

            This is the planned destruction of the previous system to replace it with something no one would ever agree to.

          • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

            Night Owl – you’re exactly right.

            On CBDC the current polling (can’t remember which) is:

            50% No opinion
            16% For
            34% Against

            So, to summarize, 66% (50+16) will take the bait, 24% will acquiesce, and the remaining 10% will be ground into the dirt.

            Me? Never been a 1%er in any way, shape or form, but I’m a 10%er all day long. Fuck them. It’ll be a hard way around, but there’s always a way.

          • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 6:37 am #

            NO – A new film, ‘State of Control’, on CBDCs, digital ID etc. – mostly European (so you’ll have to listen to Ursula) but includes Catherine Austin Fitts, Edward Snowden, James Corbett and others. It covers the BIS (and its Fat Controller). It’s about an hour and 15 mninutes.

            debunkproductions.com

            At some point I will send it to my benighted brother (can’t do it now as we’re visiting them at the weekend for their 50th wedding anniversary and don’t want to fall out!). However, I’m sure they will be among the dozy demographic who will think it’s all fine and convenient and only dangerous if you live in China (or Russia!).

            The excuse for sending the link will be that my sister-in-law was complaining (again) about Brexiters destroying the economy – any mention of lockdown destroying the economy was met with blank incomprehension – and asking what does sovereignty mean anyway in the modern world? This film shows what sovereignty means and why it matters.

          • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:55 am #

            Thanks for the link, GA.

        • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:27 am #

          Collapse begets cannibalization of infrastructure…

          Empty office space –> Homeless shelters.

          Empty malls –> Evangelical roller rinks.

          • JTinMD June 19, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

            Empty Malls = PICKLEBALL!

            I’m in the business. This PB fad is spreading amazingly fast! And I’m 100% sure it won’t last much longer. Plenty of installers are gonna get stiffed, no doubt.

          • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            And in Ct, empty office & manufacturing space converted into Weed Shops, Needle Exchange Centers, & Abortion Clinics (the 3 pillars upon which a Great Nation rests)

        • Cactus Girl June 19, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          5% ? It’s unbelievable how they lie. Example: the dog food I buy used to be $1/can on sale, $1.27 normally. Now, less than 2 years later, it is $2.27/can, and NEVER on sale. And the ingredients have changed, too. All flavors are now mostly chicken.

          • mrs_saj June 19, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

            Cactus,

            Higher prices, cheaper ingredients, don’t forget the other path of inflation: smaller package sizes. Those cans could start to shrink. All of it should go into the calculation of inflation.

            The government will never publish (or calculate) the real numbers.

          • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            Cactus,
            You have a WallyWorld close by? Chicken Hindquarters, in ten pound bags, usually under $8.00…80 cents a pound. I just bought some for 67 cents a pound, and the dogs seem to like it…I seem to like it also..

            You feed your dogs boiled chicken, and they’ll love you long time….

          • lflawse June 19, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

            elysianfield
            Your dogs will get sick eating so much chicken. There is some protein that doesn’t agree with dogs.

          • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            iflawse,
            Thank you for your concern, but a quick internet search seems to indicate that, if cooked and deboned, it can be served at regular intervals….

            If you can provide a source for your claim, I’d like to see it.

          • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 1:52 am #

            Every time I buy convenience foods–frozen dinners, canned chili or ravioli or soup or some such–I am horrified by how disgusting it is. It’s pretty obvious that that the quality has declined drastically. Some of it actually makes me ill. Every item that presumably contains tomato sauce has no tomato taste at all. Apparently they have substituted red food coloring. Seasonings (assuming there ever were any) have been replaced by a hint of cayenne–or perhaps just a chemical facsimile of cayenne. Even the Marie Calendar”s pot pies, which I used to like, are now mostly crust. Campbell’s chicken noodle soup, which used to be okay, is now inedible.

            I don’t buy things like this unless I am too sick to cook, of course.

            In recent years I’ve tried to make it a policy to make home-canned soupls, chili, etc., for times of illness or if I’m in a time crunch. Just chicken broth or beef broth is good to have on hand. You can make a nourishing soup just by adding vegetables–or just use it to make egg-drop soup.

            Store-bought chicken and beef broth has deteriorated to where it’s like buying canned water. No flavor. The bone broths you can buy at health food stores are good, though, if you don’t mind the price.

          • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 2:01 am #

            @ elysianfield:

            My experience with Walmart chicken is that it is REALLY bad. I like to make chicken broth for canning or to make soups. Broth made from Walmart chickens tastes like water. Actually, I think almost all the meat and produce from Walmart is crap. It’s a good place to buy canned goods, dairy, and things like bacon and hot dogs. Maybe cheese, if you aren’t too picky.

            When I buy chickens and most other meats, I get them from Sprouts and buy the organic or grass fed meats, if I can afford them at any given time. Maybe too expensive for the dog, but my dog is satisfied with dry dog food, plus a can of dog food every two or three days, or table scraps of meat and bones. This evening he got a can of dog food and a bit of leftover corned beef from my dinner. (I wish he would kill rabbits.)

          • benr June 20, 2023 at 8:51 am #

            Feed them dogs to much chicken and they will get the squirts.

        • ThorsHammer June 20, 2023 at 9:19 am #

          I live in a small valley (population +- 12,000) with one large supermarket and no other alternatives within 50 miles. They re-stock weekly and add 5-10% to most new items going on the shelves. A good quality steak is $27.00 per pound, up from $12.00 a year ago.

          But there is no inflation—-.

      • hmuller June 19, 2023 at 10:41 am #

        Hyperinflation is defined as a rise in CPI exceeding 50 percent per month. Compounded, 50 percent per month equates to about 13,000 percent annual inflation ( a 130 fold rise in prices).

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      • Anon1970 June 19, 2023 at 10:30 am #

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        • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:36 am #

          Thanks for the “heads-up” Anon1970 !

        • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

          The self confidence of Anon1970 is breathtaking. Are Archie used to sing:

          Didn’t need no welfare state
          Everybody pulled their weight
          Gee, our own LaSalle ran great
          Those were the days.

          • Q. Shtik June 19, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            Are Archie used to sing:

            Gee, our own LaSalle ran great – Jarek

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          • Daddyotis June 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

            You are mistaken. AS Archie used to sing.

            Your loosing you’re edj, Q

          • Night Owl June 19, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

            The Q Tard strikes again.

          • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 2:02 am #

            Now, now. I thought the misquote of the song was irritating.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 11:53 am #

            Forgive me for the discord my errors have caused. It is all my fault.

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:33 am #

        Inflation solved!

        • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:37 am #

          … Soylent Green Paula?

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:52 am #

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      • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        …30K a month? With hyperinflation in the offing, I would want at least one thousand billion a month…no, TWO thousand billions…and reparations, too….

        Can I do this weird trick out of my car? My sister says she does tricks all the time in cars, and she has plenty of money….

        • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 11:52 am #

          See now? That’s some forward thinking right’chere.

        • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

          German women were reduced to selling themselves for food – and often the “Allies” didn’t pay up.

          Damn Hun bastards deserved what they got. Those were the days!

          The Big Guy tried to bring those good times back and the weaklings turned on him. You don’t deserve him.

          God save the Queen (Bill Clinton).

      • tlauria June 19, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

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        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

          Because he doesn’t spend all day hanging in the comment section.

      • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

        Foreweet:

        It that were true everyone would be doing it an we’d all be some rich mofos.

  3. sanspeur June 19, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    JK, you never cease to amaze me with your amazing talent at forming perfect descriptive sentences.

    “He can’t even perform as a puppet anymore. He’s a broke-down engine pulling a train of failure, perfidy, and treason five miles long behind him.”

    Thank you!

  4. RaymondR June 19, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    The 1964 movie Seven Days in May comes to mind

    • U-731 June 19, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      Except I can’t imagine plugging the current Joint Chiefs of Staff into that scenario.

      • draupnir June 19, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        Frankly, a military coup, at this point, would be a relief. Hopefully, they can keep the lights and heat on and maybe even keep us fed. Unfortunately, I can see them fighting running battles with 87,000 armed IRS agents, as well as the FBI and even the armed forestry service. Maybe even the local cop shops.

        • happiface June 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

          General Berger,USMC, has made comments he will be there for the american people when the time comes–nobody and i mean nobody will take on the Marine Corp–they are not woke,did not take the clot shot–they are our only hope…

      • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

        I have a few questions for the JCS.

        1. Why are our troops in Peru now?

        2. Why is the militay rolling their armored stuff into our cities?

        3. Will there be a Cost of Living Allowance for retired Military Vets come 2024?

  5. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Re Bobby Jr- I have been seeing sentiments similar to this one around the web:

    “I’m glad he’s in the race. You run to elevate a message. But reminding y’all that the lesson of the last few years is a shitlib is ALWAYS going to side with the Bolsheviks, or at least look the other way. Stay smart out there.”

    https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1670293503912599552?s=20

    There are trust issues out there.

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    • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      Why yes! What do people think Liberalism is? They always talk about “moving” or the journey? Where do people think they’re going? To the right? Back? Upwards? No always forward, always to the Left. Downwards in other words, into the slime pits.

    • mrs_saj June 19, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

      Beryl and Mr. Kunstler,

      The cleanest exit out of this mess, for the DNC, is to keep FJB hidden as much as possible until the election, while they surreptitiously get dirt on Bobby Kennedy Jr. AND promote his (Bobby’s) candidacy. Having to sort through the 25th amendment AND get Kamala out of office is too much. They may be stuck with a (hopefully compromised) Kennedy for four years, but so what. They have painted themselves into a corner with Joe and God forbid that he dies suddenly before election day and they are forced to elevate Kamala; a scenario that might just be handing the race to the republicans. They need a viable democrat to surge in the polls; this solves both the FJB and Kamala problems.

      On the republican side of things, DeSantis seems to be so far out of first place that he’s polling down with Haley, Pence, etc, but this legal mess with Trump could go any which way. I think that is why DeSantis ran. The legal overhang on Trump was too tempting and he doesn’t have to give up his governorship to run.

      I don’t pretend to know what will happen, but I am sharing with all of you that, in my opinion, the odds of a Kennedy versus DeSantis face off in 2024 are growing.

      • SteveK9 June 19, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

        ‘Legal mess’? Entirely concocted from nothing. We are Pakistan or Brazil now, where the regime attempts to imprison their opposition.

        • mrs_saj June 20, 2023 at 1:01 am #

          Steve,
          I agree it’s been concocted and I’ve voted for Trump twice. But yes, being indicted federally on 34 felonies, is a legal mess. It’s expensive, time consuming, and a distraction, exactly as it’s intended to be. And in my mind that changes the odds on the outcome of the election.

      • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        It’s not that complicated – everyone just needs to vote harder.

        • Cankerpuss June 20, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

          Because we know our elections are fair, accurate and infallible. All votes are counted exactly as they were cast and counted only once. Voting is the way to fix this mess.

          (note sarcasm).

          • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            “Voting is the way to fix this mess.” ~ Cankerpuss

            Yes! But only if we vote harder! To date, that has been the problem. We’re not voting hard enough, damn it!

    • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      Almost any moderate Democrat or Non RINO Republican would be way better than the Village Idiot we have freeloading in the White House at the moment.

  6. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    I haven’t seen the military vehicles getting as much notice as you think they would in the “conservative” media.

    • Hereward the Woke June 19, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      The Q nutjobs are in full spate, Beryl. Military in control, don’t you know! It’s probably use the usual June military manoeuvres or, at the most conspiratorial, a show of force in case the MAGA folks get uppity about the upcoming Trump show.

      • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        My first thought too Hereward, however, what would account for Mexico’s military massing at the U. S. border?

        see:

        halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/video-mexico-military-massing-near-u-s-border

        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:53 am #

          Didn’t the US threaten to invade Mexico, again?

          • SpeedyBB June 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            More lamentations on the decline of Uncle’s grip on Latinoamerica:

            httpX://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2023/06/19/the_monroe_doctrine_is_dying_941524.html?mc_cid=6ee5babd2b&mc_eid=c2babcfeb8

            China China China boo hoo, how dare they presume to do business with OUR pet continent…

        • Qwibqwib June 22, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

          Take EVERYTHING you find on Hal Turner’s site with a factory of salt.

      • pranah June 19, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

        The Q nutjobs…

        Yeah? How do you know this, Hereward? Do you check out the Q site on the chans? Just curious.

      • M. King Qbert June 20, 2023 at 5:57 am #

        Long trains of military vehicles sitting in the rail yard or rolling on their way to or from BAE as proof of impending martial law, lol.

    • hmuller June 19, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Summertime is the time reservists and national guard do their two weeks of duty and practice maneuvers. Every summer we go thru these ominous sightings of troop movements.

      Yes, it could be a coup. But more likely it’s routine summer military exercises.

      • Velarde June 19, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        The National Guard is so understrength now who cares if they are on maneuvers?

        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:37 am #

          You’re not counting the 6 million military-aged men ushered across the border in the last 2 years.

          • GreenAlba June 19, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            The army vet and anti-jab lawyer, Anna de Buisseret, claims to have been contacted by members of the Black Watch regiment deployed in Turkey to train bands of young men (UN recruits?) who are then sent to the UK via the migrant routes through Europe to Calais, then across the Channel.

            In the early days they can apparently be recognised by their army haircuts. There is apparently usually one older man with them. Since ‘asylum seekers’ here are now being housed in hotels requisitioned for the purpose (they just need to offer them more than they’d get from holidaymakers) it seems we have covert regiments in waiting in many of our towns and cities. John O’Looney has talked about this, as has Mike Yeadon, although they are both in contact with Anna de B. so the source is likely the same.

            So it’s not just the US. Possibly they are waiting until the plug is pulled on the financial system, then they will be needed to quell the citizenry. As John O’Looney suggested, British soldiers aren’t going to want to go door to door persecuting British citizens (one hopes, but who knows …).

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Since when does the National Guard roll through city streets on maneuver, though?

        Just think of the money needed to repair the street damage, for one.

        Did they roll down Kensington Ave, I wonder.

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:36 am #

        I agree that there will not be a military coup, though.

        The Deep State already pulled off their coup, in the 2020 election and then the Jan. 6th psy op.

        Whatever happens next will be part of the plan.

      • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        Using training exercises as a cover for all kinds of misdeeds is an intrinsic part of their repetoire.

        • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

          Yes Janos: See the multiple US military aviation “War Games” scenarios in progress on September 11, 2021, just as an example.

          • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 11:33 pm #

            Mea culpa – that would be 2001. Jeez…

            Thanks Q, you could have ripped me a new ass on that one.

          • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            Q only does grammar.

        • badberries June 19, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

          jarek, you mean like the “training exercise” that took place over the Nordstream pipes?

          • Qwibqwib June 22, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            check out monkeywerx channel on youtube. He does analysis of world wide military air traffic on a bi-weekly basis. He has a special episode where he shows in detail, the nordstream op, using actual 3D traffic control maps, in real time.

        • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

          The Boston Marathon too – militarized police were walking around with large backpacks.

        • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

          Add the July 7th, 2005 (7/7 Bombings) – simultaneous bombings on three London underground trains.

          As luck would have it – the Brits were in the middle of conducting a live-training exercise on Muslim terrorists bombing trains – so response was almost immediate.

          It was good for shock value anyhow – those bad Muslims.

          • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            And the San Bernadino Dept. of Rehab. workers had recently done a live exercise terrorism drill.

            My sister worked for the same department in San Jose, so I asked her if it was statewide, and if she had done the same thing.

            Nope.

          • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

            There was also some interesting trading activity – heavy short positions for no apparent reason – on July 6th.

            We know for certain that it wasn’t Sargent Schultz, because he knew nothing, but somebody knew something. Same as 9/11.

          • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2023 at 12:12 am #

            As Jim would say, today’s markets are so janky, and there’s so much white noise, it’s hard to discern something unusual.

            In times past, if there were unusually large shorts positions – that seemed to come out of nowhere, for no discernable reason – it was time to duck-and-cover, because something was going to blow up somewhere real soon.

            Nowadays, the telegraphing trades are still there, but they’ve become better at camouflaging them, as they front run the “unexpected” events. There’s no end to their evil.

            Complicated funding & ownership on Nord Stream because it was jointly developed by a few countries, but I can guarantee you that some people with advance knowledge placed their bets on a big bang & made money on the event.

      • Paddys Lament June 19, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        Sometimes, it’s a movie set. In the summer of 94, while driving into the picturesque No-Cal town of Ferndale, I noticed an inordinate number of military vehicles lining the road. I thought it was a National Guard exercise.

        Turns out, they were filming the movie, ‘Outbreak’; a film about an airborne virus that threatens a small town, where the hero is, ahem, a contagious disease expert played by Dustin Hoffman, (who, incidentally, wasn’t on set that day).

      • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

        When I was in the Guard back in the 70’s we would always do our stuff on a military base large enough for war games, never in a town or city.

        • ThorsHammer June 20, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

          Back in the days of the Student Revolution against the Vietnam draft the students at my university had the administration so cowed that they instigated a program called Search. Search courses were for credit, but graded pass-no-pass. Anybody could organize a Search course by simply posting it. The professors loved it because it meant that they didn’t have to bother to teach courses but still were paid. In my university I taught a Search course called History of WAR with over 1,000 students that was held in the basketball stadium.

          My favorite Search course was called Markisim. A flaming radical (who also set fire to the ROTC building) organized his followers to take their deer rifles out on maneuvers and shadow ROTC students while they were learning guerilla tactics. Scared the shit out of the wanta be officers!

          • ThorsHammer June 20, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            Those who survived being the targets of Markisim were later the real targets of fragging in Vietnam if they were foolish enough to lead their platoon into the jungle instead of passing the J among the soldiers.

            The History of War doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

        • Qwibqwib June 22, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          I was an Infantryman in the 10th MTN Division from 1990 to 1994. About 1/2 of the time we trained in actual cities. We used civilian roads and infrastructure all the time. We were told to evade civilian authorities. We landed Helicopters in parks, large parking lots, and abandoned industrial facilities. We “attacked” and took over a municipal airport once. All over the place…

  7. Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    Strange days indeed! The kettle’s on the boil and summer hasn’t even officially begun yet! What new delights of excess can the upcoming 4th of July holiday hold in store?

    • Not_GeorgeT June 19, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      Around this time last year a wealthy woman (from Texas ? ) took $50 million from her apparently substantial resources and purchased US sovereign silver coins ($35 million) and US sovereign gold coins with the remainder ($15 million). Drained the retail US silver coin market for weeks.

      One major stipulation was it had to be completed before July 4th weekend (2022), on the chance things went really sour, as the best time for such a move would be a long weekend.

      Better to be a year early than a day late.

      My opinion is a person with such an amount of funds also has access to information at some level above most of the citizens of what is left of the US.

      • malthuss June 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

        but there are many billionaires.
        so some own gold, so what.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 19, 2023 at 11:19 am #

          Seems to be working well for the past five thousand years or so.

          Paper holders are counting vaporous assets in a ledger.

          The very big banks go for the PM ETFs. The retail purchaser chooses coins…

          Some estimates are less than 1% of US citizens hold Ag, not as much attention going to calculate holders of Au.

          It is portable. Someone will accept it in trade for goods (like food? ) and then use it to trade with someone else for some other commodity.

          Been going on for thousands of years.

          • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            “Seems to be working well for the past five thousand years or so.”

            NGT,
            As were mounted cavalry charges until the advent of the machine gun.’

            “It is portable. Someone will accept it in trade for goods…”

            Hmmm, not cigarettes, liquor, food, sex, or lead? I think you have figured out how to profit during the hard times a-coming.

          • hmuller June 19, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

            Elysian, gold and silver are better barter items than the ones you named. For one thing they store forever, never spoil, appeal to everyone, require little storage space.

            Liquor, food, cigarettes are good but all have their drawbacks. As far as selling my body for sex, I shudder to think who would be on the buying end of that transaction.

          • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

            hmuller,
            Yes, both gold and silver will be barter items, but not primary in the market, in my opinion. The primacy of gold as a barter item requires a safe haven where gold is recognized as a store of value, and can then be sold to regain the wealth it supposedly represents. Where will this safe haven be? In the oft stated thousands of years of human history, there was always some place to bug out to when things got sporty. Where will the gold bugs bug out to when life in the good old USSA becomes untenable? Bribe the border guards to slip into Mexico? Canada? I expect that the next outrage will be a world wide event.

            1st in Human history.

            P.S. Who on the other end of the transaction? Dunno. Got any naked pics?

          • Qwibqwib June 22, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

            Not portable in the sense that you can carry it around from A to B, portable as in you can store it and keep it until the bad times pass and it is redeemable again. The wealth the AU represents is portable through the hard times. Does that make sense?

            I think it will be a bad idea to try and use AU or AG for day to day transaction. Eventually, some knuckle dragger will get it in their head that you have something that they want. They will come at you, maybe ten of them, and overwhelm your defense. Better to remain anon…

            IMHO I wouldn’t flash any gold, silver etc around post grid down. Someone will come try to take it. Most likely at a very inopportune time for you. Keep that shit on the down low (even before grid down).

            Beans and bullets will be #1 trade item. Cigarettes can and probably will be replaced with vape pens as you can make your own juice and they are solar rechargeable. Hippy Lettuce will be a big commodity as will moonshine and bio-diesel fuel. Intact and working firearms will be priceless. Plan accordingly…

        • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

          malthus:

          And those who own paper assets will be shit out of luck when the Country goes full Weimar. And in times like these it could happen overnight.

        • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 2:15 am #

          I think the conventional wisdom is that you should have about 10% of your portfolio (if you have one) in gold and silver. I’d say 20% is better, but that depends on your need for cash on hand.

          • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            Yes Anthea – better 80% of your portfolio goes to zero value than 90%.

          • Qwibqwib June 22, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

            I asked an oldtimer who had survived the great depression a question once. I asked him about the 10% gold/silver/PM’s we are supposed to have in our portfolio. Specifically, I asked when are you supposed to cash it out and what are you supposed to buy with it? His reply was to wait until the price of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch house with a 2 car garage is affordable using that gold/silver/pm’s as the majority (or better, all) of the funds for the purchase.

          • Ron Anselmo June 23, 2023 at 1:01 am #

            Qwib – what the oldtimer describes is/was cashing out & purchasing *his vision, at the time*, of The American Dream – 3/2/2. The dream has changed.

            Forward looking, the dream may be finally understanding what freedom really means – that becoming the dream. PM’s may not be enough to buy the new dream of true freedom – but hopefully buy some time toward that end. We’ll see.

            PS – your comment on vapor pens vs. cigarettes was well thought out & illuminating. Thanks.

      • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        Believed to be Alice Walton.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 19, 2023 at 11:22 am #

          Yes, I didn’t know the first name, but an heiress to the Walton fortune was the story as it unfolded. She knew others of her mindset conemplating the same type of purchase..

        • malthuss June 19, 2023 at 11:38 am #

          she who built a museum. status symbol.

          if I recall its ‘crystal bridges’?

      • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        Saturday July 1st, 2023: Day 1 CBDC

        • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

          Vice – any sources or links? Appreciated, if so.

          • ViceGrip June 20, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            ??? ????? ????, ?? ??? ?????? ??????????.

    • fbarrera@nycap.rr.com June 19, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

      Upstate Adirondack Mtns, NY here. We had a serious fly-over of Airforce fighter jets the other day. They kept circling the area at tree-top levels for over 15 minutes. Never saw or heard anything come close in the past.

      • bill7424 June 19, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

        That’s the Sound Of Freedom as put to me by my German girlfriend who visited one year when I was living near Oceana Naval Air Station, VirginiaBeach,

  8. NickelthroweR June 19, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    The USA is nothing more than a schoolyard bully. Now that the Russians have made it a full time job to show the world the failure of our weapons, the MIC must be in a panic. We’ve thrown everything that we have at the Russians and all it did was gain Ukraine a few hundred meters at the cost of 10,000 dead, wounded or missing.

    I’m guessing that all our military has left in it is the ability to parade around Philadelphia to frighten the locals.

    Finally, I can’t entirely agree with Kunstler in that I believe that Joe will undoubtedly run again and win another contested election. After all, 75% of African Americans said they’d vote for him again and aren’t we celebrating their most special day today???

    • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      DNC has already stated there’d be no debates for the primary but there’s no way they can avoid debates for the presidency. I can’t see how that confused, deteriorating old man can stand up to even another year of appearances.

      This summer may prove to be a watershed for the Democrats. They don’t want Kennedy any more than they did Sanders and they’re stuck with Kamala. The war in Ukraine is falling on its’ face just like Joe. What to do?

      • tuco22 June 19, 2023 at 10:43 am #

        They need a boogeyman as a “threat to democracy.” My guess is a false flag event.

        • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 11:09 am #

          This country could justifiably have a Department of False Flags for the countless times they’ve used such both home and abroad.

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            It probably does have a Department of False Flags, complete with Film Production of Atrocities division.
            My bet is on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
            They have been shelling it for months, and they have tried commando attacks, also.

            They probably have some plan to go past Russian defenses and damage it enough to release radiation, at which point the Mighty Wurlitzer will pull out all the stops, accuse Russia, and demand “justice”.

            It is absurd to think that Russia would bomb their own nuclear power plant, in Russian territory, with Russians guarding it, but no absurdity is too stupid for the western public to swallow.

            The UN “inspection team” has gone along with the dumbass narrative so far, as they are stationed there. They are probably passing the plans to the US/NATO all along, the way the OSCE team did in Donbass.
            If they suddenly leave the ship, we’ll know the time is nigh.
            Or maybe they won’t be warned. That would be priceless.

        • anon1022 June 19, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          Concur

          • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            The ZNPP has been shut down.

          • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            But there are still cooling pools being tended. That is why when the Ukies blew up the dam, there was concern about the cooling pools at the NPP.

          • ViceGrip June 20, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

            Paula D. ..

            The ‘cooling pool’ issue was on the top of the list of issues requiring remediation; this having been likewise successfully handled — thank God!

        • ryan1327 June 19, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          @tuco22. Did they ever find all that missing ammonium nitrate?

        • Rain Waters June 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          This former kuntry is a FF event.

      • Night Owl June 19, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        There were almost no debates for the presidency in 2020. What makes you think they won’t do it again?

        It is exactly what they will do with any candidate that is not RFK–who they will do anything to stop.

        • benr June 20, 2023 at 9:01 am #

          Yes the incoming pandemic will cause yet another lockdown with rolling blackouts to boot.

          • benr June 20, 2023 at 9:04 am #

            I went gold panning this weekend up in Laguna mountains and noticed dead birds all over the place as I was happily motoring along.
            Not a mass die off but enough dead birds along the side of the road to start really wondering.
            Anyone else seeing dead birds all over the place?
            There were reports of bird flu a couple of months ago and had the thought here we go again.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 11:56 am #

            Why not just get a metal detector and troll Laguna Beach at the break of dawn?

          • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            “Imaaaagine ze fvrightening szenario uff a compwehinsive gloobal cyber attack!”

            *Laughs in WEF*

          • benr June 23, 2023 at 8:18 am #

            @jarek,

            I have a metal detector, Minelab Gold Monster 1000 but Laguna beach is a long drive and there are already plenty of people looking around the beaches for coins and missing rings.
            This time of year the California beaches are groaning under the endless people at times literally fighting over parking spots.
            Flopping around a local creek is soothing the beach is no longer soothing.

            Just before covid started I had some clown pull a little Saturday night special .38 on me because he said I took his parking spot. He came in the lot after me and was behind me so delusional.
            It just so happened I was going shooting a bit later so I picked up my glock 21sf and told him mine is bigger and I can actually hit what I aim at.
            The surf ghetto of Mission beach has always been a bit rough but that moment I realized how many people were losing their minds.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      I saw a letter in a local weekly that serves a community becoming more and more “woke”.

      Fairly high income people, very few black people.

      The letter listed, amongBiden’s accomplishments, working with McCarthy and McConnell to get our debt ceiling lifted and having NATO help Ukraine fight for its sovereignty.

      It also stated that the economy is doing well.

      • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        Well there you have it! Ignore grocery store prices, the cost of prescriptions, or higher rents (if you can afford an apartment) and read the community newsletter.

        • Rain Waters June 19, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          Cummunity news rags: in which for every photo of a male face there are 5 to 10 female faces?

          • draupnir June 19, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

            I’m sick of those photo ops of all those women (and pseudo-women and the testosterone-challenged, sexually confused biological males). I’m sick of hearing them speak of all their feelings (I don’t care). I’m sick of inclusion and diversity (I don’t care about that, either). I’m sick of them running the show by commitee. I don’t believe that equal opportunity equates to equal outcome It’s going to be a real mother when the pendulum swings back the other way.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            Well said, Draup. White Men must rule again. So many women will pretend to hate it but inwardly feel relieved.

          • Cankerpuss June 20, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            Yes. Women haven’t done well by themselves over the past few decades of female empowerment and sexual liberation and male debasement. All they’ve gotten themselves is a whole lot of poverty, absent fathers, teenage sons they can’t control and welfare and the women in politics are nuttier than a jar of chunky peanut butter. Yes, some male politicians are quacks but it seems like ALL the females are lost causes. AT one time women demanded more of their men and got better treatment from them. Today? They hop in the sack with any dude who will have them and then bitch about them after the dude gets them pregnant and bolts.

            Wake up ladies. Get your heads on straight. This whole movement isn’t working out well for you.

        • benr June 20, 2023 at 9:06 am #

          The job market has not rebounded yet either.
          This time four years ago I had over 300 jobs a week hitting my crawler barely getting two dozen now.

      • NickelthroweR June 19, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

        Beryl,

        The newspaper you speak of is doing me a great service. First, I hope they castrate themselves and their children as quickly as possible in the name of diversity. Frankly, they can not castrate themselves fast enough.

        Second, I hope each and every one of them leaves their money and retirement accounts in the banks to the bitter end. No need to take that money out now when it can still purchase useful preps and PMs.

        Finally, when the time comes, each and every one of the people you speak of can be given an armband and a panzerfaust and shipped over to Ukraine to do their part. They can fight building to building in Kiev while Zelensky puts on his best dress and attempts to set a new cocaine snorting record.

    • Anon1970 June 19, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      WWI was only supposed to last a few months in 1914. The troops on both sides were told that they would be home for Christmas. Not on your nelly. The war dragged on to Nov. 1918. So far, Ukraine’s war with Russia has created around 12 million Ukrainian refugees, acording to news reports.

      • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        Instead they had Christmas in the trenches, with German and Allied troops celebrating together.

        The Elite vowed never again. This was a failure of propaganda. Thus the Germans became “Huns” or non-European hate objects.

      • Rain Waters June 19, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

        Two weeks to flatten t. . .

    • Deb June 19, 2023 at 11:17 am #

      According to fake ballot totals, Biden got more black votes than Obummer. The same Obummer that gave free phones to said citizens in order to call them when it was time to board the pizza party bus to the polls.

      No way Biden got even half of those voters. There are so many compromised grifters in government that even the dozens of cities who had more votes cast than voters simply blamed human error and resubmitted newly redacted forms.

    • Velarde June 19, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Unfortunately a lot of folks would jump off a cliff if JOE Biden told them to…

      • Not_GeorgeT June 19, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        It’s not about votes, it’s about ballots.

        • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          NGT,
          It’s not about ballots, it is about who counts them.

          • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

            Actually, it’s about, “Anything goes, and nothing matters any more”, to quote our host, Jim.

          • Rain Waters June 19, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

            WHAT counts them?

          • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

            “It’s not about ballots, it is about who counts them.”…

            yes, considered adding it, attributed to J. Stalin

          • SpeedyBB June 21, 2023 at 7:22 am #

            Can someone erudite explain this: if, as Mr Kunstler says, the Dominion vote-counting devices were logging on-line, in contravention of the law, why couldn’t that, or another similar computer-fiddling argument, be raised by the Fox News defense team during the recent trial?

            I was honestly surprised to read that the Dominion machines were as honest as Honest Abe. What? Oh.

    • loosethedogs June 19, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      Slight correction here: Joe or a “reasonable facsimile” of Joe will run again. B.O. has too much invested in his puppet to let him pass…

      • Heartlander June 19, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

        B.O. is himself a puppet.
        Insiders claimed he spent most of his time in the East Wing getting high and watching ESPN.
        Who was really running the country?

        • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 11:04 pm #

          Team Reptilian – Valerie Jarrett, Condi Rice & Susan Rice, with Big Mike as their mascot.

          But Team Reptilian was coached by others, who in turn answer to Owners.

          • ViceGrip June 20, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            Lest we forget Ron; Donna Brazile & Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

    • SpeedyBB June 21, 2023 at 7:18 am #

      Speaking of “…the failure of our weapons…” the [heavily-armed, criminal] elephant in the room is finally receiving belated recognition. Not from Congress, which is simply interested in shoveling more money to the annoying Mitteleuropa problem, hoping it will go away.

      Nope, even the “defense” types are ringing the alarm.

      httpsXX://www.federaltimes.com/opinions/2023/06/16/us-failure-to-track-weapons-for-ukraine-has-consequences/?mc_cid=a4e3f3dd39&mc_eid=c2babcfeb8

      I recall a panic when our brave boys skedaddled outta Afghanishit, leaving behind Stinger missiles.

      Originally designed for prankster Taliban soldiers to shoot down Hind helicopters and kill a few more Russkies, the notion suddenly arose in the happy-go-lucky military minds that the shoulder-mounted Stinger could be easily repurposed to knock an airliner taking off into not taking off.

      The narrow escape from that panic was that Stingers don’t run on Eveready alkalines: they require an extremely specialized battery, one which your determined jihadi warrior is not going to find at Walmart. No replacement battery? No airmen need worry. Well, at least until something else falls into their cash-rich criminal hands.

  9. SpeedyBB June 19, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    As we were fond of saying in the military, “They don’t know whether to shave, shine, shit or salute”.

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      • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Reverse déjà vu Anon1970?

  11. JC Penny June 19, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Fun article, as usual. “…fire-and-replace post-haste the whole honking host of seditious rogues running the executive agencies — from AG Merrick Garland, to FBI Director Chris Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Treasury Secretary Yellen…” You forgot our DOS, Mr Blinkers [as in racehorse attire] over in China acting like he’s going to teach his Mother-in-Law how to cook.

    • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Women love Mayor Pete. He’s one of the few good White men. They have the maternity picture of him, his husband, and their baby on their desks and walls.

      • JC Penny June 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        Perhaps, but I was referencing the Secretary of State and his entourage of nanny-bots from his Department proselytizing in China.

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    • Anon1970 June 19, 2023 at 10:45 am #

      JHK: Your screening program is much better at picking out prohibited (?) wars like N*zi, than deleting pure spam.

      • Anon1970 June 19, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        words not wars

        • ViceGrip June 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          Not to be impudent — by any stretch of the imagination, Anon1970, but, I can’t help but ask; do you ever comment on anything that is *actually* of relevance?

  13. Murph June 19, 2023 at 10:10 am #

    “An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King;
    Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
    Through public scorn,—mud from a muddy spring;
    Rulers who neither see nor feel nor know,
    But leechlike to their fainting country cling
    Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow.
    A people starved and stabbed in th’ untilled field;
    An army, whom liberticide and prey
    Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield;
    Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay;
    Religion Christless, Godless—a book sealed;
    A senate, Time’s worst statute, unrepealed—
    Are graves from which a glorious Phantom may
    Burst, to illumine our tempestuous day”

    -Shelley, “England in 1819”

    • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      Excellent poem and perfect for what’s going on now —

      ” Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
      Through public scorn,—mud from a muddy spring;”

      Like father, like son.

    • Islander June 19, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Murph, Wow, Thanks for that.

      I ‘ll have to check out what was going on in the Old Country in 1819. Seems like it was connected to Peterloo. Must find that film and watch.

      Meanwhile, I’ll raise you one!
      Re “My name is Joe Biden”:

      “Ozymandias

      I met a traveller from an antique land
      Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
      Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
      And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
      And on the pedestal these words appear:
      ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
      Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

      • Nigel Tufnel June 19, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

        And this from Robinson Jeffers:
        “We have geared the machines and locked all together
        into interdependence.
        We have built the great cities; now
        There is no escape.
        We have gathered vast populations incapable
        of free survival, insulated
        From the strong earth,
        each person in himself helpless,
        on alldependent.
        The circle is closed, and the net
        Is being hauled in.”

        • SW June 19, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

          Gulp. And it was one in less than a decade. My grandparents were self-sufficient growing up in rural Kentucky. My parents had a lot of practical skills, I have a few, my children have cell phones.

          • SW June 19, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

            done

          • SW June 19, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

            I made many mistakes — less than a century.

        • Islander June 20, 2023 at 10:10 am #

          Nigel, another wow.

          Yep, independent in the hills of wherever.

          Just reading Graham Robb’s The Discovery of France.

          There is much of interest along the way (marvelous book, BTW), including that many small communities had zero interest in connections with the outside world, which often came after them for one thing or another to control some new aspect of their lives after ructions of one sort or another had occurred in the political center.

          They would actually destroy bridges into their towns, just to make it harder for tax collectors and all sorts of others to reach them, or even know that they were there.

  14. stonned June 19, 2023 at 10:12 am #

    “Or maybe, what we’re seeing in all these military movements is the prelude to a real live military coup d’é·tat? Just sayin’….”

    Or maybe, WW3 and a “hot” war with Russia ?
    Just say’n.

    • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      Nothing would surprise me anymore. But I’d be more inclined to think that they were in response to possible and actual Juneteenth “celebrations,” though. Chicago, in particular, racked up quite the body count. Freaking show offs!

      • mrs_saj June 19, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

        Disaffected,

        I want to point out something significant regarding the “Juneteenth” celebration mass shootings that JHK referenced.

        The 23 shot and 1 killed shooting did not take place in Chicago. In fact it did not take place in Cook County. It took place in unincorporated Willowbrook, which is DuPage County, just west of Burr Ridge, an affluent suburb which straddles DuPage and Cook Counties.

        This is important because the Chicago/Cook County violence is fanning out. This shooting will not be included in the heyjackass dot com website’s crime statistics.

        • Ron Anselmo June 19, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

          Haven’t seen the video but let me submit a WAG (wild-ass guess). White supremacists. They are the greatest threat to democracy, don’t you know?

    • neurodoc June 19, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      The neocons are poking stick after stick in the Russian bears eye, e.g. sending fighter-bombers with nuclear capabilities to the Nazis in Uke. If they get a really big war (i.e. WWIII) soon, before brandom completely disintegrates, then they may be able to prevent a change in ‘leadership’ based on the precedent of no pres changes during war. Just thinking.

      • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        I was thinking the same thing. Emergency War Powers Act and all that hooey.

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:57 am #

        I don’t know. Starting a nuclear war to keep a senile, corrupted, Sniffer-n-Chief in office seems kind of excessive.

        • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          … were we not in a parallel universe.

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

            Good point.

  15. Hereward the Woke June 19, 2023 at 10:18 am #

    I’d like to believe you, Jim, that the Dems and Deep State are on their last legs here, but I don’t see it. They have elections in the bag from now on, what with vote cheating, and anyway, which Repug Prez is going to take on the Nomenklature? Trump? Desantis? Pence, God help us? Nothing good can be done at the DC level. If things do change for the better, it will come from the periphery, like it did with the collapse of the USSR. Martin Armstrong, no slouch at predictions, says the US will collapse by 2032. I see nothing to make me believe he is wrong.

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    • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      If it collapses in 8 1/2 years we’re going to have a lot of mad illegal immigrants on our hands.

      • Islander June 19, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Not sure they would be mad.

        Collapse in USA is probably better than collapse in, say, Guatemala.

        If not, they can just go back where they came from . . . with some Yanqui grift in their backpacks. Maybe a few guns . . . .

  16. BULLITT June 19, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    I’ve seen the military vehicle story on a couple of different websites. Is this click bait? This is the time of the year when National Guard and Army Reserve units convoy to various posts for annual training. On the other hand, it would be nice to know why the military is riding around the streets and highways.
    If there is something going on it doesn’t surprise me. Biden and the Democrats are being backed into a corner. This will not have a pretty ending. Don’t look for a Kennedy to fix things. Remember Kennedy’s are Democrats. Bobby would be fighting the RINO-LIKE Democrats.
    With the 4th of July coming up maybe there will be more fireworks than expected. Sooner or later the Real Americans will say that they have had enough! We are all sick of LGBTQ, PRIDE, Diversity, pronouns, crimes by the 13% and the absolute lack of honesty and integrity of our elected leaders!

    • Heartlander June 19, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      I haven’t been much on July 4th celebrations ever since I found out 20 years or so ago that all the fireworks are made in CHINA. And often in horrific sweatshops with child slaves. It was reading about an explosion or fire in one of those factories that killed a bunch of children that permanently soured me on fireworks. My own kids were still at home then, and I tried to be creative with alternative ways of celebrating the holiday without fireworks.

      Of course, during the last three years, as I’ve grieved the death of freedom and the ever-more-obvious betrayal of the Founders’ and Framers’ ideas, I just haven’t had the heart to celebrate Independence Day at all, even without the Chinese-made fireworks. It has become a day of mourning for me. If invited to a family gathering, I put on a happy face for the sake of the children there. But it all feels very phony and pathetic.

      • ViceGrip June 19, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        Operation Jade Helm 2.0

      • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        Fireworks have been made in China since the 13th century when Chinese alchemists wipped up the first batch of black powder. Chinese invented gunpowder, didn’t make its way to Europe until about the year 1250, when Francis Bacon began experimenting with it in London.

        Fireworks is a Chinese invention. For this we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.

      • crudgemudgeon June 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

        Heartlander, exactly my feelings. I wish we could get people to stop buying this unnecessary CCP crap. There’s a certain type that celebrates every holiday with crap made in China, bought at the dollar store.

        • Heartlander June 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

          I know. Whenever I see a particularly silly little gewgaw, I can’t help imagining the Chinese slave worker in the factory that made it, wondering “what the hell is the meaning of THIS?”

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            I said that to my son one time at Halloween. Don’t you wonder what the Chinese slaves think about this?
            And he answered, the Chinese dress up for their parades on Chinese New Year. Maybe they don’t think it’s weird.

            Who knows?

  17. DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Word is the National Guard maneuvers are regularly scheduled events for this hour of the year, but I believe our collective response represents the edginess of the moment quite well.

    I think we’re all rightfully rattled at this point, the uncertainties surrounding the validity of the competence of our governance beginning with the doddering old dotard/dictator-‘wannabe’ with his reckless and feckless contingent—family-wise and his freak show appointees both—has left we the sentient wondering which shoe is next to drop and what size in kilotons that drop may be.

    Coming on the heels of our last three years of travail, and watching this generation’s iteration of the “best and brightest” effect its irrational policies ranging from an open streaming-thru southern border, to a neocon near-rabid commitment to Ukraine that nobody in their right mind would condone in that it has all of the hallmarks of our Vietnam experience of the 1960s-70s, yeah, we’re a bit jumpy.

    Oh, and then being on the cusp of an economic implosion of a likely megatonnage scale along with a thoroughly discredited, fully politicized snoop agency panoply, now topped off with an international hornets’ nest of pissed-off allies and contrived enemies both who recognize rabies when they see it.
    And just where is Sam Brinton when we truly need him to re-instill our sense of Pride with the Fourth of July so near at hand?

    • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      Nice synopsis, Dave.

    • Yirgach June 19, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      I you wan to feel really edgy then go for a nice Sunday drive in the country and literally have a face-to-muzzle encounter with a Nat Guard tank squatting in the middle of the road. A 120mm bore is a big gun to have pointing at your vehicle. Happened a few years ago on RT 12S headed towards Bethel VT. They were just out for a ride too.

      • RD June 19, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        Those buffoons drove one of those tanks down the main street in a small town near me and broke every sewer and water line along the way.

  18. docmartin June 19, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    None of the Democrats will ever face any charges against them. Don’t forget, our wonderful country brought over high ranking Nazis after WW2 to teach us the ways of psychopaths during Operation Paperclip. The malignant bureaucracy has always run the country with puppets on top.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Speaking of puppets, here’s some more commentary on Ukraine:

      Imagine you bet the future of your country on the US Govt, you become a puppet regime, you do as you are told and provoke a war with your powerful nuclear armed neighbor, half your citizens flee, your country gets wrecked, you are now hundreds of billions in debt and get NOTHING.
      https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/1670278679547752448?s=20

      • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        As Jim said: “Well, sonofabitch, they fired him!” (Laughter all around.)

        The thing about that grifters’ paradise is the amounts of loot that have been thrown into that black hole have rebounded right back to the perps after a peremptory laundering and the sheer scale of the corruption guarantees opacity for most of the miscreants. The U.S. prominent political families getting in on the rape besides the bidens include Pelosi, Kerry, Romney, and how many others that will never see the light of day.
        And don’t forget the Sam Bankman-Fried money to Ukraine that did its own loop de loop that like a boomerang ended back up in the Beltway unscathed and electronically dry cleaned for Democratic campaign contributions. That this all ties into SEC head Gary Gensler in near-intimate fashion as a friend of the “Family” is just more icing on an already top-heavy cake. But it’s likely ballasted by the jailhouse files included in the recipe. Those tools will make sure any prison time will be of short duration.

    • RD June 19, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      Yes. After the War Between the States, Prussian mercenaries lectured the Southern leadership on what it meant to be a “good American.” One of the Prussians was explaining to Richard Taylor the qualities of a “good American” without realizing he was the son of a President.

  19. Islander June 19, 2023 at 10:40 am #

    Oh, God.

    Meanwhile, let’s have a chuckle.

    This line pops out for me:

    “He’s a broke-down engine pulling a train of failure, perfidy, and treason five miles long behind him.”

    Worse that the aborted boob grab at the Longoria event was his rambling, utterly vulgar self-presentation at the podium. He speaks like a teenage godfather wannabe, what we used to call “drugstore cowboys.” Hangin’ out at the drugstore after school actin’ and talkin’ tough, yeah!

    • SW June 19, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Pretty telling wasn’t it that the event they chose to celebrate on the WH lawn was not Father’s Day (Hunter could have supplied all the children — at least the ones he knows about) or Juneteenth but a Pride Fiesta. I wonder if our NATO “allies” are awake at night wondering what they’ve gotten themselves into?

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        Why didn’t he say “God save the queens” at the Pride Fest, instead of a gun control rally?
        It would have made more sense.

        • Islander June 19, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

          Ha ha! Good one!

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

          Why didn’t he say ‘God save the queens’ at the Pride Fest.” ~ Paula D

          Nyuk nyuk… maybe that’s what he meant but it came out wrong.

          youtu.be/FbjiKIKzY3c

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      He could be in his teens in his own mind, we don’t know.

      • lflawse June 19, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

        Nah! There is no mind!

  20. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 10:46 am #

    ABC News. They must teach how to write misleading headlines in journalism school now.

    Westchester County DA ends probe of Trump golf course without filing charges

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/westchester-county-da-ends-probe-trump-golf-filing/story?id=100126265

    They didn’t file charges because they found out there was nothing to file charges over, which somehow took them years to do.

    Which means he was innocent of any wrongdoing, but they won’t say that because he is Trump.

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    • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Look at how they scream “There was no evidence” every time we bring up the stolen election (now illegal to do.)

      Odd that they forgot that line now.

  21. SteveK9 June 19, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    “… fire-and-replace post-haste the whole honking host of seditious rogues running the executive agencies — from AG Merrick Garland, to FBI Director Chris Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, Treasury Secretary Yellen”

    3 of these 4 have something in common.

  22. Allahs 3rd Nipple June 19, 2023 at 10:52 am #

    Yes, even here in Buzzard’s Breath, Arkansas (pop 49) we’ve witnessed the military on the move – 2 convoys seen in the past 7 days. It’s no coup though. The explanation is far more simple:

    NATO is moving to a full wartime footing.

  23. ASB June 19, 2023 at 10:55 am #

    Special attention to the last sentence… One can only hope.

    • Heartlander June 19, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      Seriously? Do you think the U.S. military is our friend? After Obama sacked all the decent leadership? After Biden finished off the job by turning it into a nest of drag queens and gangbangers?

      The current military leadership hates normal American people. And the average military recruit will follow the orders they are given. Including shoot-to-kill civilians.

      • RD June 19, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        “Including shoot-to-kill civilians.”

        Yep. Most cops will do so as well.

      • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        Disown all of them in your family and circle.

        • Rain Waters June 19, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          Ok, now its 1977. Whats next?

          • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            Disco, also known as community policing. Think CHOP. Did Za enjoy CHOP? It was anarchist……

      • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

        That is why they threw the Oathkeepers founder into prison for so long, to make sure they all break their oaths and turn on the population.

  24. malthuss June 19, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    latest Tibet scandal, OSHO says
    The Dalai Lama is not enlightened.
    He still has the great desire to be the political head of Tibet. That desire is preventing his enlightenment.

    I feel sorry for him — a nice man — but any desire is going to become a tremendous obstacle. I had sent him the message that, “It is time you dropped the very idea of being the political head of Tibet.”* He is in tremendous anguish.

    • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      OSHO? Rajneesh? Isn’t he dead? Did he say it in a seance?

      • malthuss June 19, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

        he said that long ago, I guess…1970s or 1980s.

    • Soul Forensics June 19, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

      Dalai Lama — the “nice man” — was caught on camera a couple of months ago, video and audio, of pressuring a boy of about 8 years-old to suck his (Dalai Lama’s) tongue. His followers tried to poo-poo it by saying it’s Tibetan culture, as if culture is always divorced from morality.

      The late Jean Klein said it best: never trust the popular gurus.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

        Soul Pigeon

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        Even Buddha, Christ, Krishna? Sivananda or Ramana?

        There are exceptions to Klein’s dictum.

        • Soul Forensics June 20, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

          Of course. But there are also many gurus who were contemporaneous to them that were more popular. And many of the best fade away. Look at J. Krishnamurti. He’s a punching bag for that wildly popular condescending prick, Sadhguru.

  25. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 11:22 am #

    Anyone following the RFK Jr./Joe Rogan/Peter Hotez debate story?

    If not, you are missing some fine entertainment.

    Elon Musk has gotten involved as well.

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    • SW June 19, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      I’ve seen a little. Dr. Hotez wants to repeat how he was “just trying to protect children!” by pushing gene-therapy shot off on 6 months old babies with no idea of long term effects. He’ll never debate anyone.

    • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

      Oh yeah:
      Hotez =Hotep = Whadda Weasel

      zerohedge.com/political/double-talking-vaccine-scientist-refuses-debate-rfk-jr-despite-15-million-charity-pot

    • SW June 19, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

      Here’s a partial post:

      “This weekend, Joe Rogan offered to donate $100,000 to charity if Dr. Peter Hotez, a loud vaccine supporter, would debate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., probably the most prominent vaccine skeptic, on his podcast.

      Rogan’s challenge generated national and even international attention.

      But Hotez wouldn’t touch it, even after other people added pledges and the charity pool rose over $1 million. This morning, he whined that debating Kennedy was beneath him. “One typically doesn’t debate science,” Hotez said.

      One doesn’t?”

    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      A bowtie guy – never trust them. Add to that the face of a weasel and you are confronting a human nightmare.

  26. tom75 June 19, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    That “cyber pandemic” is going to happen at some point, and I’m noticing more and more cyber attacks in the MSM. They orchestrate a crash of the banking system, and or the power grid, blame it on Russia (or China) it doesn’t matter. The central banks absolves themselves of any blame, and they can now introduce CBDC. Perhaps all of the military noise in the USA is because the economic system is getting so fragile, they gotta collapse it soon. “This suckers going down Brownie.”

    • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 2:19 am #

      “You’re doing a great job, Brownie.” ~ Dubya, 2005 Re: Katrina
      response.

      “This sucker might go down.” ~ Dubya, 2007 Re: TARP for TBTF Banks

  27. perla June 19, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    This is like a eulogy! It belongs being aired, in spoken word at the podium–whether it be Hyde Park, et al, but it’s just brilliant!

  28. cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

    My favorite lines from today’s piece:

    “There’s no way this gibbering near-corpse can run again. He can’t even perform as a puppet anymore. He’s a broke-down engine pulling a train of failure, perfidy, and treason five miles long behind him.”

    And Happy Juneteenth to one and all. Hope all those Federal employees out there are enjoying this paid holiday off while the rank and file continue to toil away under Bidenflation!

    • tom clark June 19, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      Just another day w/o US Mail delivery…nothing new from Louie DeJoy’s post office.

  29. BULLITT June 19, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

    O.K. now the African-Americans have two paid holidays. I think that there should be a George Floyd Day to celebrate his birthday and the major accomplishments for his race.
    As an American Veteran of Italian descent, I’m waiting for another Columbus Day.
    Isn’t this a pure load of bullshit!
    I’m proud of my heritage, proud of my grandparents who came to this Country through Ellis Island and worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. They never asked for welfare or a paid holiday. They made America great by working hard and educating their families.
    Maybe our 13% should take a hint!
    It’s character, not the color of your skin my friends!

    • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

      Columbus Day has been all but cancelled. The beautiful Christopher Columbus monuments in New Haven & Hartford, each 125 years old, have been removed.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        That’s nothing. New York’s capital just removed Philip Schuyler.

        • Islander June 19, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          It is something.

          I is something different.

          And, IMHO, worse.

          Because Columbus and his name is such an integral element of American culture, and names of not only places but institutions and scientific designations.
          Such as pre-Columbian; Columbian Exchange, and others. Also, Portuguese and Spanish culture.

          Like it or not.

          When do we rename Columbia University?

          I used to be sympathetic to Native Americans’ p.o.v. regarding Thanksgiving, and many other cultural manifestations. Some revision was definitely in order.

          But at this point I think I have arrived at “enuff already,” Just like with the “Pride” nonsense. Gone too far. Too many counterproductive incursions into the shared space and culture.

          And just as with the 1619 project, a lot of history, and anthropology, is left out of the “new revision.”

          • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

            No, think about it: They said our being here was wrong. What’s the median in that? It’s them or us.

            Since you’re too proud to be with us, you keep finding yourself with them. Keep going and you’ll find yourself living in a hogan or teepee without a pot too pee in.

            Everything you have is because of the Conquest. Do you honor that? No, you won’t even admit it. You’re not alone. That’s the lady pov – which is why you all won’t get to vote in any America 2.0.

          • Islander June 19, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

            WTF are you blathering about now?

            Take your meds.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

            Jarek and sockpuppets don’t need meds, see, if they can redefine their reality for everyone else.

            — As you say; MUS (make up shit).

          • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

            Is talking about Rachel, “Nazi”? Because she was killed by an Israeli – who is now a folk hero?

        • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2023 at 5:09 am #

          What was in the time capsule under the statue?

      • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        I’m surprised they haven’t renamed the capital city of Ohio yet.

      • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

        Good thing my Viking forbearers never got any renown to be torn down.
        Neither did the Portuguese who beat Columbus over thisaway as well.
        Come to think of it, neither did the Chinese who came at it from the west, likely beating all of us.
        Somebody had to eventually run into North and South America.

        • Islander June 19, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

          Dave:

          Exactly.

          The eventual encounter between technologically advanced cultures and the (basically) Stone Age people of North America was inevitable.

          The encounters with the more advanced civilizations of Central and South America are fascinating for the mutual political calculations that occurred (this was also true to some extent in North America).

          The best account that I (as a nonspecialist) know of, of *all* the backstories, is John K. Thornton, A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250–1820. Including the backstories in Africa, concerning the slave states there. It is highly readable. One of my all-time favorite books.

          (So much better than Simon Winchester )

        • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

          Why haven’t you give your home back to the native Wampanoags?

          Colonist!

    • Yirgach June 19, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      Starting to notice more than a few black friends are getting fed up with St. Floyd. They know a thug and a drug addict when they see one. More than a few said it should have happened to him a few years earlier. They certainly don’t like BLM squirreling away all the money they extorted from the “peaceful protests” into mansions around the world.

      Also it seems like a growing number of the gay community are really getting pissed at the trans weirdos pushing the “Pride” movement and latching onto the gay community as if it was their own.

      The lesson is you get too greedy and it comes back to bite you in the butt. Are you listening “Joe Biden” ?

      • Soul Forensics June 19, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

        It’s not that greed doesn’t pay — it certainly does, throughout history. It’s that resources are shrinking, and the pressures for the fractionating victim groups pits each with the others. Currently, in the U.S., Blacks and trans are on the top of the totem pole; in Canada, it’s the Native groups and trans.

        It’s hilarious. I’ve seen a few people in the news (not mainstream, of course) switch victim allegiances in an attempt to keep up with the grift.

  30. SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you Mr. K!! I hope you are having a good Monday and looking forward to an amazing week ahead. These are certainly very strange days indeed. It always seems like things become really strange when the weather gets hot. Almost as if the sultry weather invokes a dream-like misty state of being. So the mirage of “Joe Biden” or “Kamala Harris” is naturally a bizarre summer spectacle in a way. Though I would really love to see “Joe” debate RFK Jr.! Now that would be a spectacle indeed lol!

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  31. Prospero June 19, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

    In a June 16th, 2023 speech, Biden announced that an amazing construction effort is being considered: “We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean.” President Biden eventually concluded his rambling, incoherent speech to the National Safer Communities Summit with this: “Alright? God save the Queen, man.” Obviously, Biden went totally off script with this insanity. Finally, someone helped the confused leader of the free world exit the stage so he wouldn’t fall down again.

    My guess is that Our Chief Executive thought he was in England, when he was actually in NEW England. Attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in September of 2022 may not have left a lasting impression on what little remains of Joe Biden’s mind. Or maybe Biden thinks that King Charles is now identifying as a woman, therefore calling him Queen-man.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      King Charles as a “Queen Man”. That is one way to cover all your bases.

      • Prospero June 19, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

        President Biden is now creating way too many bases to cover. His rapidly increasing mental deterioration is now impossible to ignore. There are rumors that the FBI and other government agencies may actually start doing something about the Biden crime family. The only thing that appears to be restraining them is the horrible possibility that their efforts may result in Kamala Harris becoming president.

    • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

      I don’t think they let Biden go to the Queen’s funeral. It was just Jill and a granddaughter, IIRC.

      Or maybe that was the coronation. I know that Biden went to one event and refused to get on the dignitary bus, so he showed up late and got put in the back, and got mad about it. Maybe that was the funeral.

      • Prospero June 19, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

        It looks like Biden showed up at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Put the following into the YouTube search box to see a dozen videos:

        President Biden and First Lady Arrive at Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

        • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

          OK, I misremembered. It was the coronation he didn’t attend.

          But then it was the funeral where he was seated in the back because he came late.

  32. ron June 19, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

    That’s an SP gun in the picture.

  33. Prospero June 19, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

    On June 16th, President Biden revealed to the National Safer Communities Summit the dangers of pistol stabilizing braces: “Put a pistol on a brace, and it turns into a gun. Makes them where you can have a higher-caliber weapon — a higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun.”

    There are two major problems with this analysis: Joe Biden claimed that a brace turns a pistol into a gun. A pistol is already a gun. Biden further claimed that a brace somehow changes the diameter of the pistol barrel, allowing it to accommodate a higher-caliber bullet. This is an impossibility.

    • Yirgach June 19, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      pResident “Joe Biden” is an impossibility, yet there “he” is.

      • Prospero June 19, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

        Most people believe that using the 25th amendment provision to replace totally incompetent President Biden with Kamala (giggle, giggle) Harris would only make things worse. In the meantime, at least Joe Biden is fun to watch.

        • Islander June 19, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

          Prospero,

          It would not surprise me if there were fears by the handlers that Harris, once put into office, might go rogue..

          That is, decide that she actually is the president!

          Watch out!!

          Loose cannon on board.

          Biden v. Harris puts all previous “least bad options” to shame.

          • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            Sounds like a movie script. Or a reprise of the Cheney-Bush power dynamic in reverse, although Georgie boy was pretty good about staying in his lane with regard to letting Cheney handle all the serious decision making.

          • Islander June 19, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            Disaffected:

            Would make a great script!

            Let’s do some casting right here!

            Who plays “Kami”?

            Kim Kardashian?

            Naw, not smart enough, actually.

            She might not be able to learn her lines.

            Wait! Hmmn, that might just work . . .

          • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            Believe it or not, you’d have to square Kamala’s IQ to equal Kim Kardashian’s IQ. Kim is no genius, but not an idiot either. I think you can see where I’m going with this – Kamala is an idiot.

            Kim broke the internet and Kamala bumped her head under Willie Brown’s desk so many times, she probably suffers more from CTE then the entire ’49er’s football team.

          • Ron Anselmo June 20, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

            *than*

  34. BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

    Sen Fetterman leaves something to be desired with his oratorical skills, but with his trademark hoodie, baggie shorts & sneakers, he certainly epitomizes the idea of the ‘Sharp Dressed Man’.

    • Soul Forensics June 19, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

      Don’t more than 50% of the voting population shop at Walmart? He should run for President.

    • beantownbill. June 19, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

      Yeah, sharply cukoo.

    • cbeard June 20, 2023 at 6:51 am #

      Hip Hop Fetterman. The thug.

  35. ATZ942 June 19, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

    Jim, One of your best satires in your role as a True Conservative, whose first line of rhetoric seems to be that if you repeat BS enough times, folks will believe it.

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    • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 3:07 am #

      Well, we’ll all have to ponder on that, to try to think of something positive to say about liberalism.

      Inflation: nope.
      Forever wars: nope.
      Decaying inner cities: nope.
      Homelessness: nope.
      Drug abuse: nope.
      Transgenderism being taught to school children: nope.
      Transgener surgies and puberty blockers given to young children: nope.
      Blacks shooting and killing each other: nope.
      Failed public education: nope.
      Failure of the Rule of Law: nope.
      Abortion: nope.

      I guess there’s no accounting for tastes, but some people view such things in a negative light.

      Perhaps you can think of a liberal value that we could support. Please enlighten us.

  36. butter56 June 19, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m afraid the Democrats will remain nominally in control for the foreseeable future because of demographic, cultural and generational change that has coalesced in recent years. The republicans are just permanently smaller in numbers and there is not a dimes worth of difference between many republicans and the Democrats. The question is, how can things keep on going until it can’t?

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

      Actually, how “long” can thing keep on going until they actually can’t? The year 2035 is the benchmark for most people in the USSA.

  37. BULLITT June 19, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    Sadly Prospero, our leader doesn’t know his butt from a shotgun barrel!
    I suggest everyone stock up on water, canned items, and don’t let your gas tank get below 1/2!
    Keep your eye on the ball!

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

      Indeed, I once had a girlfriend that thought I was odd for always getting paranoid when my gas tank was below 1/2 full. I have been that way ever since running out of gas between stretches on I-80 in remote western Iowa. Best to keep the larders full and be overly prepared in these trying times.

      • RD June 19, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

        I rescued an elderly Mormon couple on the side of the road in rural eastern Oregon. They had run out of gas and it was 100 degrees outside that day. The nearest gas station was 30 minutes away. They said I was the first person to drive by in an hour. I’m pretty sure they would not have made it.

      • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

        “Remote western Iowa.” LOL! Try moving one state over, CB, where remote western Nebraska meets remote eastern Colorado and remote eastern Wyoming. Now that’s remote! Truly the wild, wild, west!

      • beantownbill. June 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

        That’s funny, cb, because I’m the same way. When my gas tank gets to 1/2 full, I buy gas. A full tank in my car gets me about 560 miles, far enough to get out of developed areas. Since I’m about 220 miles to NYC, when I get to under a round trip where, I begin to get antsy.

        • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          Bill, you’re old enough to remember the gasoline lines of 1973 & 1979. The maxim then if you were at 1/2 tank you were in trouble (potentially)

          • beantownbill. June 19, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

            I never had a lot of trouble with gasoline back then, although I was always conscious of my gas situation. Just prior to that I remember filling my tank in Boston @.35/gal, then soon after wondering what the hell happened.

            To see how the dollar has deteriorated over the years, I remember when the 1979 problems began, there was a guy named Glenn somebody who had a station on Cambridge St. near Beacon Hill and sold gas for $5.25+ per gallon. Some people went there to just buy gas and be able to tell their friends they paid $5/ gal.

            What’s really ironic is that now that doesn’t seem to be an outrageous price.

          • WadeWaters June 20, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            During the Days of Elvis (1956) gas was a quarter a gallon. But now, if you have a silver quarter its value will still get you a gallon and a bit more.

            Precious metals hold their value.

            Keep some silver dimes, quarters, and halves around.

            Change you can believe in.

          • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            You can always melt them into bullets in case of werewolves.

  38. BULLITT June 19, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

    With regards to my Senator Fetterman…
    My Mother would say if you dressed like Sunday, you act like Sunday.
    Remember, that’s when people wore a suit and tie to church.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

      I like that saying, I always dress the part and tend to get treated better and with more respect when out in the general population.

    • RD June 19, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      I attended Catholic school and had to wear a uniform. Several of the teachers told me that the behavior in school was always worst on a dress-down day.

      • Anthea June 19, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

        Part of the uniform in Catholic schools was gum-soled shoes, which are relatively silent. What I remember about dress-down days was the loud clatter of kids walking in hard-soled shoes.

        • Woodchuck June 19, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

          I did a few years of Catholic school and what I liked about the Sisters of Mercy in our school was their outfits had these huge clanking rosary beads and crosses on them. They clattered if the nuns were moving along at a decent speed. It was loud enough to serve the same purpose as having a bell on a cat. Some of these nuns had no mercy at all on us and it was cool that we could sometimes hear an incoming nun when we were up to no good.

    • Islander June 19, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

      Americans dress like slobs.

      It wouldn’t be so bad if 75% of them weren’t overweight.

      That is probably one of the reasons why they dress like slobs. Slobby clothing is all that they can pull up over their bulging masses of flesh.

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Yes, compare the drag queens of Weimar with our ones. Horror added to horror.

  39. Roundball Shaman June 19, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

    “Strange doings at a strange time in a strange land.”

    We humans seem to like ‘Normal’ – whatever normal happens to be for each of us. Many of us simply crave normal and not ‘strange’ and we hate anything that pushes us out of our own comfort zone.

    The thing is… nobody ever promised us ‘Normal’ when we got here. In fact, ‘normal’ could hardly even be thought of when one thinks about the bizarre entry point and way each of us ‘arrives’ upon the Earth in a wet and painful and weepy mess. Actually when you think about it… we each arrive here in a wet and painful and weepy mess and we spend many of our remaining days in that uneasy and anxious condition.

    But there again.. that’s how the Dark State wants us to be. A planet of wet and painful and weepy populations who spend their days always looking for Mommy and Daddy to make everything OK. And our dear Deep Dark State steps right up to fill the bill… ‘Yes, WE are the answer you seek! Surrender your soul to us and be happy forever!’.

    And be careful to hold on to your lunch and watch where you step any time the Dark Ones have anything to tell us.

    “Biden… He’s a broke-down engine pulling a train of failure, perfidy, and treason five miles long behind him.”

    He is the perfect ‘Resident’ President for Our Times. As confused, empty, bewildered, attention-craving, and bereft of classiness as the days in which we live. If there were any doubts before, he has laid to rest the quaint notion that the ‘President’ actually runs anything in this Nation.

    If you look for outer signs and portents of inner decay… note this: America had a massive and useful passenger rail system until the 1950s when it began a rapid decline into the skeleton Amtrak system we have today. The ethical heart of our Nation was mostly intact until those same 1950s — and the decline and decimation of our Nation’s values and morals and ethics also declined rapidly after those same 1950s. So, as our Nation’s passenger rail system goes… so it seems goes the spirit of the Nation itself.

    A good rail system does more than just haul people and goods to all corners of America. It also represent’s our Nation’s very soul. Oh we desperately need a new Super Chief and Empire Builder and Daylight and Southern Belle and Eagle. This might not solve all our problems… but it’s a start to find our way back to sanity.

    Certainly more so than any broke-down engine pulling a train of failure five miles long behind him.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

      I would like to see the return of steam powered engines of old, engines that run off the combustion of good old-fashioned wood. My what a sight that would be. And talk about a “green revolution” – wood is just about one of the most regenerative eco-friendly energy sources that could be imagined.

      • Woodchuck June 19, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        There are you tube videos out there of ancient steam powered sawmills in action. Running one of these engines is probably a miserable job in summer, those engines make a lot of heat. They also need constant attention, there are guages everywhere that must be monitored continually. The worst mishap that can happen with a steam engine is the boiler blows up and scalds everyone to death around it. The one I saw featured a steam engine that was partly fueled by sawdust. The old mill didn’t look very safe either.with giant sawblades and spinning machine parts out in the open and lacking guards and shields that kept human flesh from getting tangled up in there.

        • Anthea June 19, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          Mark Twain tells about the explosion of the boiler on a steamboat in “Life on the Mississippi.” His brother died from rescuing people from the sinking boat.

        • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          Those were the days when we actually got shit done and didn’t care about the process, as long as the end result was satisfactory. Living in the days without OSHA, child labor laws, social security, etc. would have certainly been great.

          • Islander June 19, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            Not much fun for the people who actually ran those contraptions. I had a boyfriend who loved steam. He had a collection of really beautiful old steam engine models.

            Kind of like models in a bottle from the “days of sail.”
            Much more fun to look at than handling sails in a gale while clinging to yards 100 feet up was “no place for old men.”

            Check out the remarkable footage in “Around Cape Horn (1929)—around the Horn in a four-masted cargo barque with no engine:

            httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tuTKhqWZso

          • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 3:37 am #

            @ Islander:

            Great video!

    • tucsonspur June 19, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

      The use of the automobile, the interstate highway system, and the airlines was growing rapidly in the’50’s. America was once in love with trains, evidenced by the proliferation of American Flyer and Lionel trainsets all across the nation.

      Trains were also a part of many movies, not so much anymore.

      I don’t know about them representing our ‘Nation’s very soul’, but they do have that air of nostalgia about them, when times seemed to be so much better.

      Is it still true?

      ‘People get ready
      There’s a train a-coming
      You don’t need no baggage
      You just get on board
      All you need is faith
      To hear the diesels humming
      Don’t need no ticket
      You just thank the Lord

      So people get ready
      For the train to Jordan
      Picking up passengers’ coast to coast
      Faith is the key
      Open the doors and board ’em
      There’s hope for all
      Among those loved the most

      There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
      Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own (believe me now)
      Have pity on those
      Whose chances grow thinner
      For there’s no hiding place against the Kingdom’s Throne

      So people get ready
      There’s a train a-comin’
      You don’t need no baggage
      You just get on board
      All you need is faith
      To hear the diesels humming
      Don’t need no ticket
      You just thank the Lord’

      • Anthea June 19, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

        The building of the nation’s railroad was (at that time) the biggest boondoggle the US had ever seen.

        The glorifying of the railroads was one of the things that I found annoying about “Atlas Shrugged.”

      • Roundball Shaman June 19, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

        There are popular songs that have been written about jets and planes… (‘All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go’…). There have been many songs written about sailing the Sea. Songs have been written about space travel… even UFOs (‘I’ve Seen The Saucers’…).

        But nothing compares to the volume of songs written about Trains and traveling every corner of the Nation. From the old Blues songs of the South to the Folk songs of the 60s (‘I gotta Ramble!…’) and up to today in most every kind of music style… there are deep connections to traveling the true Veins of America… the rails from big cities to small towns and long empty stretches of parched deserts.

        Why? Because deep in our spirit we sense something about this form of travel that is not just nostalgia or a corny silly desire to return to a simpler time of relative innocence. Train travel is in our National blood and DNA. The rails are our Nation’s bloodlines that deliver what the National Body needs to survive and prosper.

        I choose ‘The Rails’ as our National symbol of finding our collective way back to National Sanity and good purpose… not the National erasure and endless and senseless and damaging pursuits into social waste and pain path we have been on since the late 1960s.

        Whether those rails are filled with steam power or the once-fancied atomic engines of 1950s dreamers (which fortunately did not come to reality)… we need to restore our National Bloodline and with that a rejuvenated and healing National Bloodstream.

        That sound we hear in the distance is our National train system begging us… imploring us… calling us… demanding us… to restore it — and ourselves – back to health.

        Or we can all just be stuck at the Station forever with nowhere to go and no way to get there anyway.

        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

          Agree, Roundball. And country songs are full of train tales, also.

          Most people love trains. Something about that lonely whistle!

          • Islander June 19, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

            Love to hear that lonely whistle blow.

            Sound of freedom.

            The last scene in “Picnic” sez it all.

            httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMOj48iR19Y

          • Woodchuck June 20, 2023 at 11:20 am #

            How about being at the railway station – One Toke Over the Line? The Lawrence Welk Show did a hilarious version of this song, apparently Mr. Welk was clueless about the meaning of “toke”.

            Xttps://youtu.be/t8tdmaEhMHE

          • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2023 at 5:25 am #

            trains are part of the local landscape here.

            like the whistles late in the evening into the night.

            they run on time most evenings, a side benefit of the whistles

          • DaveO907 June 21, 2023 at 5:46 am #

            One of the most haunting and vivid lyrics ever packed into a sentence—- “In a lonely shack by a railroad track, he spent his younger days….
            And I guess the sound of the outward bound, made him a slave…. to his wandering ways.”

        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

          I live close enough to the railroad to hear Amtrak coming in and leaving twice a day.

          It helps me keep track of the time if I’m outdoors.

      • Islander June 19, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

        The US rail system and its trains were one of the most important elements in the Great Migration of Southern blacks to northern cities and also a very important factor in economic improvement for hundreds of thousands of black Americans who staffed the trains.

        Lots of interesting scenes in Malcolm X’s autobiography take place on trains. And then, there were all the hobos.

        The importance of the rail system can be measured by the magnitude of the fight to destroy it, along with the urban mass transit rail systems.

    • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

      I remember being quite enamored with trains growing up. Union Pacific had a few of their giant Centennial locomotives, the DD40X, around in those days, and the future looked bright for such super haulers. Alas, technology rolls on and they’re all relegated to museums and various other public displays these days.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_DDA40X

      • stelmosfire June 19, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

        Pfft! You call that a train engine? Those diesel electrics are like overblown hybrid cars. 260 tons? that’s nothin’. The “Big Boy” was an engine!. What a fine piece of machinery. 604 tons of it. Check out this video at about the 4:15 mark when they start “pourin’ on the coal”

        youtube.com/watch?v=UYYzhjUzCOU

        Up the road a bit is a place called The “Pioneer Valley Live Steamers” . They just had their annual open house. Every Fathers Day they do it. Bunch of train nuts who build scale model steam engines. The machine work is crazy. These guys are a dying bread.

        pioneervalleylivesteamers.org/gallery?pgid=k4s9scsc-632930f8-063c-444b-90ee-0cf7aa9d5663

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        • Disaffected June 19, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

          She’s a monster! Better video:

          https://youtu.be/-KlU745GzUQ

          • DaveO907 June 21, 2023 at 5:58 am #

            Fuh-fuh-fuh-friggin’ Awesome!

        • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

          Stelmo you have an actual operating short line RR in your town.

          • stelmosfire June 19, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

            Yep, the Pioneer Valley Railroad. They have about 30 miles of track I think and hook up with CSX. They are solely freight but I think they have an old Pullman car in the shed they take out once in a while. They are part of what’s left of the Canal Line which pretty much made Farmington Canal obsolete.

      • Islander June 19, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

        I remember the National Geographics in the 1950s, loaded with ads for the wonderful cross-continent train trips that families could take.

    • Woodchuck June 19, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

      “A good rail system does more than just haul people and goods to all corners of America. It also represent’s our Nation’s very soul. Oh we desperately need a new Super Chief…………………”

      If we manage to clusterfuck the USA bad enough, and my predictions of the death of the car culture and the birth of the motorbike culture take place, then here is a vision of our new rail system. This will be simple, affordable, and practical rail travel for the 3rd world peeps living in the former USA in the Long Emergency. It might just be all we’ll be able to afford for a while. Here ya go, riding the cheapest train in Columbia!

      Xttps://youtu.be/oKeW355u4Do?t=233

      • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        That is absolutely ingenious. I wonder what the fare is to ride something like that. Also, I wonder how often the motorcycle needs the clutch and rear tire replaced. The tire simply looked to be the old rubber one. I wonder how often it slips from off the track?

        • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

          With a motorcycle, one thing you don’t want to skimp on is tires. Even if they don’t show much wear, after about 5 years the rubber gets brittle, and they need to be replaced.

      • Mike Sherman June 20, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

        “There ain’t half been some clever bastards”…

        youtube.com/watch?v=PPvRsLWlDXw&list=RDPPvRsLWlDXw&start_radio=1

    • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

      No offense intended, but I think throwing off the shackles, and towing our national police and spy forces to some Stoney Lonesome will have to take precedence if we are to realistically reacquaint ourselves with any romantic notions of recouping days of yore gone by. There is oh so much work to do first removing the cancers from the body politic, and the monsters have a near hundred year head start on us already.
      If we can’t acknowledge and deal with their odious primacy first, all the will power in the world will be for naught.
      And yes, they take note every time I bring this up again and again and again.
      For we live in an electronic box canyon resplendent with cattle chutes with an express lane to the abattoir any time they feel we are kicking up too much of a fuss.

      November 22, 1963.

  40. Demeter June 19, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

    I don’t think there’s a coup in process…the National Guard used to do convoy practice on the highways every summer in my youth. This program may have started up again, if it had been stopped at some point, or just gone on unremarked.

    The total lack of leaks make it extremely unlikely. And even UFO propaganda wouldn’t be able to blot that kind of rumor out.

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  41. allanjcohencpa@hotmail.com June 19, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

    Wake up everybody!!! The reason these troops have been deployed is that the Feds are picking up Trump this week to detain him without bail for J6.

    The feds are anticipating an armed response to their Tyranny. I think you are not seeing the obvious in your own article….

    • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

      How do you know that Trump is going to be detained this week without bail? Are you an insider?

  42. The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

    “…the tyrannical madness that their deposed leadership inflicted on our country. ” ~ JHK

    LOL…

    Don’t worry, it’s a global affliction, just that it’s the so-called USA’s turn…

    Up here in so-called Canada, with my buttery stovetop-popped popcorn and home-brewed hard apple cider, I’m really enjoying this laughable excuse-for-a-culture, that I never really accepted and always had a low opinion of, excruciatingly continue to come apart in slow motion.

    A big happy joyous middle finger and a smile to all my fellow naked apes who would uphold such sewage.

    LOL…

    • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

      I relate to this in some ways. Though I am not flipping off anyone.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

        Though I am not flipping off anyone.” ~ SoftStarLight

        Except online. You appear to have selective memory.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

      How are those man-made “climate” fear fires doing up dere in the Canook lands these days?

    • tom clark June 19, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

      Imagine there’s no countries
      It isn’t hard to do
      Nothing to kill and die for…
      And no religion, too.

      “Imagine”–John Lennon

      Zaz…meet you at the nearest Tim Horton’s and we’ll duke it out.

      • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

        Lol. You’re so bizarre tom.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

          That’s a good one coming from you.

          • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            Wow, really? And you Zazelle are the epitome of “normal”?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

            Unsure I’ve ever called anyone ‘so bizarre’, cowbell81.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

            …Oh ya that’s right, you’re the one who offered some cheesy pickup lines in public here to SoftStarLight and apparently shared your email with our host so that he could then send it to SoftStarLight. This, to no avail, yes?

            When that ostensibly didn’t happen, you declined my suggestion to simply post your contact hereon because you didn’t want any spam or something like that, right?

            Love or attraction, for some people at least, would seem to override that concern– especially from someone who expressed an obvious interest– and it would be quite trivial to create a temp email account anyway.

          • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

            I didn’t realize that calling someone bizarre was a considered to be an insult. I didn’t say it was negative or anything. Simply bizarre. I’m definitely worth an email. But I ‘m not going to allow anyone to devastate my emotions. My fortuneteller said Mr. Right is right around the corner. So i’m feeling very good and positive.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

            “I didn’t realize that calling someone bizarre was a considered to be an insult.” ~ SoftStarLight

            ^^ That sounds like the sort of ‘extension’ ‘Jarek’ would ‘run with’.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

        Strange Days ~ JHK

        youtu.be/cuuhsqA95iA?t=70

        —-

        Tim Hortons was bought out by Burger King, an American company, at least last I heard.

        Relative anarchy, or more of it– thus perhaps more sanity– appears right around the corner now & maybe more ‘Dunbar Number’-level relocalized communities.

        But, alas, the State will fight to survive and squash people in the course of its writhings, if that’s proper English…

        Hey Lennon, if you’re listening, you think your days were strange? Have you spoken with Yoko? She still around?

        Joe Biden– and Hunter Biden for that matter– should have been rock stars. They probably would have gotten away with far more of those kinds of things and what with their devilishly-handsome smiles that hide their dark corners that inevitably seem to come to light anyway.

        Is anyone here aware that around 1973, Joe Biden lost a wife, a baby girl and almost a son or two in a car crash?
        That might explain some things.

        —-

        Working Class Hero (Anthology Version)

        youtu.be/nHXRvfMMgBk

        • DaveO907 June 19, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

          Yeah, but Joe was a Richard Cranium-type before he suffered that tragedy. The lies just came rolling off of his tongue effortlessly.
          A naturally gifted politician. Not a Clinton or Obama class, but sufficient to grab the Big Ring eventually, albeit too late to be able to inflict greater damage without the help of his minyan of minions..

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

            I’m not suggesting that his tragedy completely morphed the guy, but it quite possibly didn’t do him, his family or the general captive American population any favors either.

            Who’s Richard Cranium? (resisting the urge to add a LOL here)

        • SpeedyBB June 19, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

          Oh yes: Yoko is still around … She is … undead …

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

            Sweet.

        • Islander June 19, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

          Who was driving?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

            Don’t know. The wife maybe?

        • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

          Joe was having an affair with Jill, when his wife loaded up the 3 kids in the car and drove in front of a truck. The crash killed her and the baby, but the boys survived.

          Joe spent the next 40 years milking the tragedy for political points, and lying that the truck driver was drunk. He was not, and the accusation caused him much grief, but Joe refused to quit lying about it.

          Yeah, we know about that incident.

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

            Correction: 50 years milking the tragedy.

          • Paula D June 19, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

            By the way, he and Jill had a daughter, also. That’s the drug addict daughter who left her diary at rehab stay, telling some pretty disgusting details about her father.

            Note that not many people know about that daughter. She’s pretty much constantly Memory Hole’d. They only know about the tragically dead (and hopefully not yet molested) baby girl.

            Makes you wonder just why his wife drove in front of that truck.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

            “Joe was having an affair with Jill, when his wife loaded up the 3 kids in the car and drove in front of a truck. The crash killed her and the baby, but the boys survived.” ~ Paula D

            Ah yes, context…

            As an anarchist in Canada, I don’t make a point of digging into US politics much, never mind the details of a particular politician’s and their family’s tragedy and, as such, found that one out somewhat by accident.

            If that context is true, it appears to explain some things even more. And yes, I know about the second daughter and even mentioned hereon a certain part of her ostensible lost and found diary.

            Hey, folks, here’s a diary and a laptop that we ‘forgot’.

            Makes you wonder just why his wife drove in front of that truck.” ~ Paula D

            Meanwhile, the nice girls and guys, say, like Jarek, remain single. /sarc.

            Each to their own.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 11:04 pm #

            Dialogue With A Dead
            Now in theaters!

            Trailer:

            Dead Wife (in a flashback scene as a ghostly apparition and speaking to living husband as a metaphor for his internal dialogue…):

            “You had an affair and now I am going to murder, attempt to murder, suicide, trash a few vehicles and endanger other lives, etcetera, because that is equivalent to having an affair!”

            Husband: “That’s why I had an affair! It was my separation from you in spirit. You changed. You weren’t the woman I married.”

            Dead Wife: “Well you weren’t the husband I married!” (dead daughter’s apparition fades in beside dead wife’s momentarily and then they both slowly disappear…)

            (sons come into the kitchen and ask father who he is talking to…)

            (Husband walks around for the rest of his life as a kind of living apparition, forever trying to make connections with the living, with those who reminded him of who could have been but were not to be…)

            All characters and events depicted in this film are entirely fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            Every woman needs a Jarek in her life.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 23, 2023 at 1:55 am #

            Every woman needs a Jarek in her life. /sarc” ~ Jarek (edited)

            Fixed that for you.

  43. tucsonspur June 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    Yes Jim, things are so strange these days that anything could be happening, but I believe that these are coincidental, normal testing and training operations. B2s over Minnesota has happened before, and tanks are often on the move.

    There’s already enough to worry about with the Obama-Biden clan.

  44. BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

    Plenty of lead being dealt during Juneteenth Celebrations in Chicago ~ 23 shot, & St.Louis ~ 11 shot. Nice to see the community coming together to celebrate this historic holiday.

    My nephew: Uncle, will you help me take down this tree?

    Me: No can do, its Juneteeth. I’m using this time as a day of reflection.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

      It is the only way they know how to celebrate, but I bet you won’t hear any calls to gun reform and restrictions as a result of it. It needs to be a mass shooting by a White man against one of the holy protected classes as recently designated by our misgoverning authorities.

      We are all in modern-day slavery shackles because of the way our government and the WEF is treating us.

    • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

      I’m glad the tree didn’t come down. Every day is therefore Juneteenth BRH. No more trees coming down k. 🙂

      • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

        These big pine grow like weeds, SSL; they become dangerous at about 80 ft.

        • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

          Well, weeds are part of the ecosystem so you shouldn’t begrudge em. If only trees were mobile they could just be moved, but alas.

          • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            There are tree moving services.

          • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

            There are? Wow! That is really cray cray!! BRH those trees need to be moved. Let them live!

          • stelmosfire June 19, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            Do you have live oaks where you live SSL. This 100 yo oak was relocated. It was quite an operation.

            youtube.com/watch?v=BFTj0hM3DHM

          • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

            Wow that is completely amazing! Thank you for sharing. I never knew. Yes, live oaks are quite common around here. Some of them are super massive with branches so large that they dip back to the ground and grow on the ground. Tons of Spanish moss everywhere too!

          • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 7:26 am #

            You should if you care about having a nice garden or growing food efficiently.

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

        Just cut down a whole slew of Chinese Elms. Absolute weed trees. After you cut em’ you have to go after the stumps every year too, as they’ll sprout new growth almost immediately and grow back within 5-10 years if you let them.

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

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          And if you eat the leaves, you’re hungry again in an hour.

          • Disaffected June 22, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            You’ve eaten the leaves? Who knew?

    • tucsonspur June 19, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      Murdering mulignans, moolies, whatever. Black power out da gun barrel.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

      My nephew: Uncle, will you help me take down this tree?” ~ BackRowHeckler

      You still have your Christmas tree up?

      Some people over here have their Christmas lights on all year long. If I see the owners, I like to wish them a merry Christmas in June or July and/or praise them for getting in on the season early.

      • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

        Was at my brother and sister-in-law’s house last month. They still had their X-Mas tree up, fully decorated. I told them at this point they may as well just keep it up until coming December.

      • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 9:53 pm #

        Abraham Maslow struggled with his feelings of hatred and contempt for his Christian students during the Christmas season.

        What else do you share with Abe besides this?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

          I disavow your insinuation and am not ok with it and that sort of thing.

          You don’t seem ok with insinuations, misrepresentations or the like either.

          So we can continue down that sort of path but we both should have some idea of where it leads.

          • Jarek June 19, 2023 at 11:39 pm #

            You do have a point that I often misrepresent people on here and I guess I should think twice about not doing so and to make added efforts in being fair in my discourse.

            I don’t like being misrepresented either. It’s like I am being trolled, or even gossiped in plain sight, and so I should understand how it feels.

            And no one likes hypocrisy after all.

          • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            I disavow the above comment. I didn’t write it. Za, seems to admit being behind it. He seems to think that impersonating someone is no “worse” than the rough and tumble of debate.

            Za, why did you insinuate a few weeks ago that Israelis has the right to have their own state, but Whites do not?

            What do you expect me to infer after saying something like that?

            And why do you refuse to talk about Rachel Corrie?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Who’s Richard Cranium?

          • Jarek June 22, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            Are you trying to imply that you don’t know who Rachel Corrie was?

            I don’t believe you!

            Metaphorically speaking, she, her life and savage death, are a koan you must pass if you were go forward. The Gateless Gate!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 11:22 pm #

            Many stories are not really required for some people in part because they are ‘nothing new’.

  45. Bill of Rights June 19, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

    UNCLE FESTER

    The ad hominem attack on this great actor, this great uncle and family man —- comparing him to Fetterman of all people —- must be retracted!

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    • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

      lol

  46. cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

    Whew, thank goodness the important work is getting done, and they are paying individual citizens and businesses for inconvenience to boot.

    Fairfax County said Lee and Lee Jackson Memorial highways would have new names, effective July 5, after its Confederate Names Task Force identified the roadways as ones that should change their names.

    Moving forward, they will be known by their route numbers: Lee Highway will become Route 29 and Lee Memorial Highway will be Route 50.

    “The renaming of both roadways signifies our unwavering dedication to acknowledging the experiences of our community, especially our African American neighbors. Thanks to the dedicated work of all the community members who participated in the Confederate Names Task Force, we can put these divisive names behind us and continue to move our County in the right direction,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay.

    Although county-related records will be updated automatically, people who live along the highways and businesses that are located along them will have to update their addresses for several things including driver’s licenses, billing for power and gas companies, and the United States Postal Service. Additionally, business owners should update things such as business licenses, procurements with retail and/or wholesale companies, advertisement listings, and mapping.

    The county said it was developing a grant program to help people affected by the name change. If the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approves the initiative, the program would provide grants to assists with expenses related to the name changes, including updating marketing materials and signage.

    Fairfax County, itself, is paying the costs associated with updating Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) signage along the highways.

    • Islander June 19, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

      That stinks!

    • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 7:24 am #

      “Moving forward, they will be known by their route numbers: Lee Highway will become Route 29 and Lee Memorial Highway will be Route 50.”

      When I lived there, no one called them LMH or LH anyways.

      Everyone just said Route 50, etc.

      So no one will even notice the virtue signal.

      • Islander June 20, 2023 at 10:26 am #

        “no one will notice.”

        Some will notice.

        There are lots of places like that—people use shortcut names or don’t know the official names.

        But I think these names are important. The virtue signaling agenda is to destroy local memory and cancel the people whose memories were honored by such naming.

        Here, everyone refers to “the state forest.” Its actual name is the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Manny Correllus was a person whom living non-washashores remember. Something would be lost if that name were crossed out by fiat.

        Same with “the state beach.” It has an actual name, Josephy Silva State Beach, which is on the signs and on Google Maps.

        Etc.

        All of these little moves are intended to push the envelope and increase the territory where no one said NO, and the pushing continues incrementally, setting new precedents.

        • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

          I would normally agree, but I spent half of my live in that area, and nobody ever said Lee Memorial Highway.

          It was always 50 or Rt. 50.

          It isn’t the win they think it is.

          • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

            “life” obviously

  47. cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

    Happy Juneteenth to one and all (the “new” 4th of July). Note: The government needs to ensure that they deduct from the reparations “shipping and handling” and “room and board” costs that were incurred as a result of the slave trade. It is only fair:

    The Juneteenth March in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday afternoon is meant to push for the study and development of proposals to address reparations for descendants of Black slaves on a national and local level, said Lawrence Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress in New Jersey.

    HR 40, the bill introduced by Missouri Congressman Cori Bush, calls for establishing the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The commission would examine slavery and discrimination.

    The New Jersey bills A938 and S386 call for the establishment of the New Jersey Reparations Task Force to conduct research and develop proposals and recommendations to address the generational harms caused by New Jersey’s role in America’s institution of slavery and its legacy of systemic racial discrimination.

    New Jersey was the last state in the north to abolish slavery and has a complicated history, Hamm said. The Juneteenth March is a way to amplify the need to study how reparations should be made based on New Jersey’s history with the slave trade, Hamm added, noting that the state’s public schools are the fifth most segregated in the country.

    • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

      Newark is where they built the first George Floyd monument. There are others, in Brooklyn for example.

      He isn’t shown gripping the 9mm he used to invade homes in Houston.

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      I will tell you something scary.

      What if reparations are agreed to and paid? When the people getting the money blow it gambling and doing drugs, what are they going to do next? What will be the next gimme scheme to rip off the legitimate middle class?

      Do not ever believe that the Left are a group of compassionate people wanting to take care of the less fortunate.

      They are a Mob of thieves ready to steal $$ from the middle class and give it to the “poor”.

      • cowbell81 June 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

        Haha, I would serve as a carpetbagger to those getting the reparations, putting out ads stating that you can invest it with me and I’ll keep it really safe or double your money in 2-3 years. Then fly abroad with the loot that was an ill-gotten gained windfall to begin with and live life large in Russia.

        Conversely, I could market all kinds of useless crap to purchase with the reparations, and then fail to deliver for some arcane reasons. Meanwhile I have piles of cash that was thrown around for free.

        We saw this happen with the BLM donation money, we saw this happen with the COVID stimulus payouts, I guarantee we will see something like this happen if reparations are ever paid out.

      • Anthea June 20, 2023 at 10:33 pm #

        What I would expect–as I have sometimes seen happen when poor people of kind of low character come into a large amount of money–is that quite a few of these benefiaries would be dead within a year or two. What often happens is that these lucky folks drink and drug themselves to death. If the PTB wanted to commit genocide against blacks, they would not only provide the money; they’d also provide many opportunities for blacks to kill themselves with it. I can think of some ways to do this: Promote wild celebratory parties and make sure that plenty of fentanyl-laced cocaine was provided. They could also promote alcohol heavily, and maybe promote the idea that burning their neighborhoods down–so that they could use their riches to rebuild–would be a great idea. Many would die in the fires and festivities.

        The other thing I would expect is that it won’t be too many more years before the dollar is worthless, so the whole reparations gesture would turn out to be meaningless. And, of course, handing out shit-tons of money is highly inflationary by itself.

        I don’t think they’ll really give the blacks reparations, but, if they do, we should take it as a sign that the PTB will immediately pull the plug on the dollar. If such a measure passes, I would suggest that everyone immediately convert almost all their cash into some kind of hard assets: food, guns, ammo, gold, silver, cheap vodka, a still, land, etc.

        Ed Dowd said awhile back that he anticipates deflation, followed by (I think he said) hyperinflation. I think he might be right. A period of deflation would be a good time to convert your FRNs to hard assets.

        • tuco22 June 22, 2023 at 9:15 am #

          I think they will give them reparations. I think this is in the bag of goodies waiting for us in Biden’s second term. I believe Biden will have a second term, because the lemmings that voted for him the first time will vote for him the second time, and he’s too perfect a conduit for the PTB to implement their plans leading up to Agenda 2030. Everything that’s been legislated has been an item in one of the treaties Biden has signed us onto.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 22, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

        What will be the next gimme scheme to rip off the legitimate middle class?

        If they actually push through full reparations (whatever tf that means), there will be no middle class left of any color left in about two years.

        Dollar Tree will be doing a brisk business though.

  48. Q. Shtik June 19, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

    I arrived at the Costco pumps in my truck on fumes. Filler up with regular, $3.249/gal. Total cost $73.91.

    Then I bought a cartridge of black printer ink at Walmart for $27.70. They keep this stuff behind locked glass door cases like jewelry.

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

      Should start raising squid to use for the ink to supply as black ink cartridge refills. Don’t you know? Those ink cartridges are hot commodities on the “black” market. (Read into that quoted word any which way you desire.)

    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

      I didn’t realize that anyone was still using printers. Colossal waste of money.

      • Q. Shtik June 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

        What would you suggest in lieu of copiers/printers?

        • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 10:05 am #

          For the very few times I need hard copies of anything, the local UPEX store up here copies and prints at very reasonable rates. You can send the stuff over their electronically and have it printed and ready for pickup when you get there.

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            the local UPEX store up here copies and prints at very reasonable rates. – Disaff

            =======

            We don’t have UPEX around here. We had a UPS store that opened in town, lasted a year or two then went out of business.

          • Disaffected June 22, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            Q. Man,

            I’m guessing the protection money must have been too much for them. It’s a tough business environment out there!

  49. Q. Shtik June 19, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

    I think the descriptions of Biden’s mental breakdown are excessive. He can walk, stand at a lectern, and read a speech from a monitor with only an occasional flub. Peter is nearly four years younger than Joe and couldn’t begin to do what Joe does.

    You put a meal in front of Peter and he stares at it for awhile as if asking “what do I do next?”

    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

      Age is always just a number, and everyone is at different states in their mental decline. Still, there is no excuse for what Biden does and gets away with.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

        Biden’s a few snowflakes on the tip of the iceberg.

  50. SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

    I have a tree up all year and change it up for each season. Can’t believe some people are uni-seasonal lol.

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    • cowbell81 June 19, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      So what….like an Easter tree, a summer tree of some kind, a fall harvest tree, and then the Christmas tree?

      • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

        Yep all of the above. Though the Easter tree is essentially the Spring tree too as it stays up until May 30. And there is a Halloween tree and then a Cornucopia tree which splits the fall season. I also fit in a Mardi Gras tree between Christmas and Easter/Spring. I would do Valentines too but it is so short lived I just leave Mardi Gras up lol. Come to think of it. I could do a small separate Valentines tree. I might do that this year coming up if we’re still living a sorta normal life you know.

    • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

      Your southern Christmases with no snow must be strange.

      • SoftStarLight June 19, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

        Well, since we’ve never had a white Christmas since i’ve been around it’s not strange at all to me. Sometimes we do have cold Christmases. But! I would like to experience a snowy Christmas for sure. As long as there is a nice warm fire lol.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:55 am #

          SSL

          Ha. Wishing for a snowy Xmas? You would enjoy that fireside moment for one morning and then wish that white crap would go back north where it belongs.

          Been in Phoenix area for almost twenty years. Seen about twenty very wet snowflakes a number of years ago, and never regretted not seeing snow.

          Xmas is wonderful in Phoenix.

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

        In my experience, no snow Christmases have become the norm throughout most of the US for quite some time now. Snow’s always fun for the first few hours, but then it’s just a mess to deal with. And I’m so fed up with the rampant commercialization of the holiday season in general that I just grit my teeth and wait for it all to be over.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 2:37 am #

          At least they’re finally selling what I like to call, ‘Charlie Brown Christmas trees’ (very young and small trees, rather than the older, larger sizes that hit the ceiling).

          • Disaffected June 22, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

            Give me a traditional Festivus aluminum pole every time! Stores easily in the crawlspace and requires no decoration at all. I find tinsel to be distracting!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

            I suspect they may have outlawed tinsel over here since I never see it anymore on any of the trees thrown out after 2 weeks. In any case, it’s maybe spruce-tips season now where you can pick some new tips on the spruce trees and somehow add it to your diet.

  51. Night Owl June 19, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

    “If you never heard ANYTHING about 9/11 and you saw this picture for the 1st time…….

    Would you call this a COLLAPSE or a DISINTEGRATION?”

    https://twitter.com/911Revisionist/status/1667912944049352704?cxt=HHwWgMCzpYr_zqUuAAAA

    The second greatest hoax in (modern) history.

    Dust. 3 towers. Millions of morons still believe.

    • Islander June 19, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

      Fountains of dust.

    • elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

      Owl,
      With all respect, how can you believe that the picture has not been modified/enhanced/manipulated? I believe that if you did not personally take that pic yourself, you should remain suspect of what it contains..

      Convince me otherwise.

      • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:57 am #

        Because I have seen hundreds of videos over years showing the exact same thing.

        Go spend an hour or two at A&E for 9/11 Truth and get back to us.

    • tuco22 June 22, 2023 at 9:22 am #

      Judy Wood calls it dustification. “Regular” fire doesn’t do that, turn things like concrete and steel to dust. Just sayin’. She maintains it was a direct energy weapon, and I agree with her. She’s got a good book out titled, What Happened to the Twin Towers? It has a lot of interesting photos.

  52. GarryOwenTroop June 19, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

    ‘Tis the season of National Guard summer exercises. We haven’t noticed them in recent memory because they were deployed to the exotic locales of the MIC’s latest fiasco. Time will tell if this is really something unusual. Tickety Toc.

  53. The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

    Does Your City Need a Gondola?

    youtu.be/iNr59pNkCHI

    Urban Gondolas: Transit by Cable

    youtu.be/vdTE4TCqkZo

    Mexico’s New Cable Cars Provide Solutions For Commuters

    youtu.be/Y1Besasn8-E

    Medellin’s Amazing Cable Car System for Public Transport and Equity

    youtu.be/4mcMA7O7KM0

    Riding The Metrocable In Medellin, Colombia

    youtu.be/WVh7KsdnVAo

  54. Bill June 19, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

    Hi Jim:

    Actually Biden will be the next president. The government is allowing whistleblowers to come forth and tell us about the Aliens invading our planet from other star systems. Sometime next year, Good Old Joe will call a Friday Holiday, get on national news and tell us all that Aliens are here but we have control. That is right the Democrats are more powerful than the Aliens. Joe will become the Disclosure president and he will become the most famous president in history. This is why the democrats are finally letting us hear about the Alien Agenda. So far, we have captured alien vehicles that we are back-engineering and the aliens are dead so the Democrats have saved us. Good Old Joe will win the election as people are entranced with the most important notification in the history of the world: We are not alone and good old Joe is in charge. Swallow that one.

    • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 7:22 am #

      They started seeding the Alien narrative about two years ago. Used to bring it up when razzing our resident trolls.

      Speaking of which what happened to the Rednut Liberal?

      Did the clot shot do him in?

      • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 8:28 am #

        I got the impression JHK had done a clearout but I’ve really no idea. One does slightly miss the entertainment.

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

        JHK gave him the heave-ho.

  55. tom clark June 19, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

    We’ve come a long way (for better or worse) since the Nixon-JFK “5 o’clock shadow” debate on black and white TV. Although it would be a hoot to watch Biden debate RFK Jr., it’ll never happen. Biden needs a cane and Prevnar and Trump needs a lobotomy.

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    • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      No, anyone listening to and buying the pack of lies that have been spun by the Liberal media needs the lobotomy.

      The Left sees Trump for what he is, a dirk to their throat. That is why destroying him is at the top of their priority list.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 2:54 am #

        If one can’t afford a lobotomy in person, certain segments of the media are offering telepresent non-invasive lobotomies for a price you will think is free after treatment.

  56. MaryQueen June 19, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

    Thanks for today’s offering, Jim. Wouldn’t it be amazing if people rose up against the Woke Jacobins? I don’t see it happening, but it’s fun to muse about.

    Just found out that our Boise city council is turning us into a “15-minute city” and people aren’t happy about it, but they have no say.

    We’ll see what happens. High density new housing in downtown, less roads and more bike-friendly. Sound familiar? Boise airport also putting in facial recognition tech.

    “You vill eeet zee bugz undt you vill be heppy.”

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2023 at 3:27 am #

      Wow even in Boise? Are the people in Idaho down with these plans?

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        The Left continues its advance. Why is it that when people leave an area for greener grass, they bring with them the attitudes that killed the grass where they are leaving?

        All the immigration ports that the Californians are going to are moving left politically, even Texas. Boise is no different.

        Mary, Idaho needs to welcome those folks from Washington and Oregon that want out from the sewers on the coast.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:43 am #

          Oops, not out from the sewers, separation from them. You do not need any more sewer rats from those cities.

        • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

          Idaho does welcome them, but they are also very nervous about recent growth.

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        Any news on the low income housing project for Blacks you were talking about?

        • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

          I wasn’t talking about it, ever. I guess you’re imagining things again.

        • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

          I meant that for BRH.

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

        No, but as I said, they don’t care.

    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

      And who will inhabit that high density housing? You went into a rage when I said Boise will have Black gangs – as if I was blaming you personally. I only blame you in the aggregate, people like you, impersonally. You don’t vote, but your cohort votes for things like this.

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

        I went into a rage?

        Lol.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 3:16 am #

          Now wait a minute, MaryQueen. It’s Jarek who determines whether you went into a rage or not.

    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      So, MQ… the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Is it Boy’ see or Boy’ zee?

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

        The natives say Boy-SEE.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 3:20 am #

          I once went through Boise on my way to Vancouver. (Montana had great fudgecicles.)

  57. lflawse June 19, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

    Biden has said, twice, that he is prepared to use Nuclear weapons against the American people. Given that, as Mr Kunstler described long ago, this bloke is just ‘a thousand hair plugs in search of a brain’ Biden could not have come up with the plan on his own – it must have been discussed at some long term strategy meeting at some high level.
    Meanwhile, it looks to me like they are cutting back on Biden’s meds so that he appears more and more like what he really is – a broken down totally unprincipled old grifter. The Dems are planning some damned thing – that’s for sure!

  58. Gypsy June 19, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

    A Kennedy running for President: isn’t this where we came in on this movie ? Good Grief James; a traditional Democrat is a throwback AND a Giant Leap for Mankind.

    As for Trump: he was a terrible prez who looks like a Saint compared to the Regime we have now. If Kennedy doesn’t get the nomination I’ll end up voting for Trump ~ again. Not because he might be Presidential Material but because he has those I despise lighting their hair on fire ! ! That alone makes voting worth it.

    • WadeWaters June 19, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

      The Deep State threw their entire arsenal of perfidy at Trump to make sure he could only get a fraction of his agenda done

    • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 7:20 am #

      Why was Trump terrible?

      Be detailed.

      Don’t run away.

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        Easy answer, he wasn’t’ terrible. The media crafted his persona from the time he walked down the escalator at Trump Tower.

        He treated everyone the same. What a horrible thing for a president to do. When his tax cuts hit, everyone benefitted, all groups. But all the gimmes hated him for his equal treatment because they did not get their preferential treatment they were accustomed to.

        Trump wanted to treat Covid like every other communicable disease, isolate the Wuhan outbreak to China and stop flights to America. Oh no, the Libs with Biden (surprise!) in the lead, clobbered him as a racist and stopped any isolation. One million deaths later, still no answer, except a killer vaxx.

        Trump was apolitical. His goal was to tear down the political old boy’s club in DC, the Deep State, by making deals with them

        Reality struck, you cannot deal with a den of thieves. He was outnumbers thousands to one and never stood a chance. He could not even find a reasonable advisory board out of the scum in DC. When push came to shove, the Deep State was never going to let GGG win in 2020. The fiasco of an election was the result.

        Trump is being systematically destroyed by the Deep State and its debacle of a judicial system. There is NO ONE else to take his place. We are done for by the scum of the earth, the Democratic Party and its Mob of robbers. Not a single GOP candidate has attacked the Mob as Trump did, regularly.

        We are done for.

        Related item, Blinken just stated that the US does not back Taiwan independence.
        ?????, so what have we being talking about all this time?

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          Anyone that believes the web of BS that the media has spun about Trump, deserves what the Left is going to do to them.

          • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            You’ve no doubt heard of the famous Indian “code talkers,” during WWII? Blinken’s a confirmed “ass talker.” He can be very confusing, not to mention that his breath stinks like shit.

        • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          Treated everyone the same, lol. Yeah, Americans and illegals. SAME. Just legalize ’em, problem solved.

          White and Black? Same – just give the latter lots of money to make them same. Only treating them better can convince them that you aren’t treating them worse.

          The Platinum Plan would have outdone LBJ’s Great Society. A potlach with White America as the victims.

          Ok, Buddies, ok? Need more?

        • tuco22 June 22, 2023 at 9:26 am #

          Sounds to me like we just threw Taiwan under the bus.

          • Jarek June 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

            We threw ourselves under the bus when we made them into a great power at our own expense – all for the profit of a few. Now some of them want us to fight this great power? Why? For what? Who – not their sons of course!

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        He ignored his White base after getting elected, never even mentioning them, while he talked endlessly about Blacks and Hispanics. Midway thru his term he said anent the illegal immigrants: I want all these people here because the economy is so good – thus betraying his base. Beyond that, an utterly fatuous statement given how many jobs are being lost to automation and now to AI.

        His Wall was a good idea in the abstract, but it was carefully constructed so that contraband could be passed thru the slats. Trump bloviated about how even mountain climbers said they couldn’t climb it. One famous climber asked for a name or name. No answer. A little later, athletic young Mestizos were filmed climbing it in a couple of seconds.

        Laura Ingraham confronted him on his “let them all in” statement and said that’s not what you campaigned on. It was just the Bush doctrine: The solution for the illegal immigrant problem is just to legalize them.

        Ok, buddy? Ok? Got it? Need more?

      • Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

        It appears Gypsy has run away.

        Shocking, I tell you.

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

        Operation Warp Speed is probably the worst one.

        • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

          And of course the draconian, unnecessary and deadly lockdown.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 3:23 am #

        I actually like hearing him speak and I can’t say that for everyone. The feel is sort of like he’s some sort of uncle or family member who just popped in for a visit and has a lot of opinions and I sit on the couch and hear about his goings on since the last time he visited. Maybe he brings some McDonalds stuff for the kids and a bottle of whiskey for the adults.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 3:30 am #

        I would say that Trump, to me at least, has this odd sort of interesting visitor-in-the-living-room appeal.

        • Night Owl June 22, 2023 at 7:48 am #

          That is actually a very good description of what makes him somewhat appealing, I think.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 22, 2023 at 11:35 pm #

            That’s possible.

  59. elysianfield June 19, 2023 at 10:52 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    A real man bites dog news story out of Houston Texas. I has been reported that the rapper Milton “Big Pokey” Powell is hanging with Elvis. He collapsed and died suddenly while performing on stage. A police spokesperson said that the hospital reports that, “Big” died during a performance of a Juneteenth event, and strangely, had no bullet holes in him anywhere.

    Police are baffled.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle June 19, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

      Elvis lives!

    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      Big Pokey gone now too!?! What’s the world coming to, Ely?

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        Why do the great one’s always have to go so young?

    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      Biggie Small died too, but with holes.

      It’s White people’s fault for inventing bullets and jabs and shit.

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        “…and shit.”

        Excuse me sir, I see you speak Jive. Honky be fluent fo’ a mo’fucker?

    • malthuss June 20, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

      u mean MDs are baffled.

    • benr June 23, 2023 at 8:42 am #

      And the world is a slightly better place.

  60. The Man They Call Zazelle June 20, 2023 at 1:58 am #

    Why LA Destroyed Its World-Class Transit System

    youtu.be/AwKv3_WwD4o

    “Here’s a sentence that makes you think: Los Angeles used to have one of the best mass transit systems in the world. But today, the city of Angels is known for its terrible traffic and poor public transit. In the early 20th century, LA relied on streetcars: trolleys with stops throughout Southern California. But in 1961 the last passenger streetcar took its final ride. Why? Well a popular conspiracy theory blames GM. But is that true? Cheddar explains.”

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    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      The GM “CT” is more or less conspiracy fact there, Zaz. Although they didn’t really call such things conspiracies back in the day, just “power politics.” But of course LA’s water theft from the Owen’s Valley pretty much dwarfs such petty concerns. Ol’ Wild Bill Mulholland was quite the operator back in the day.

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        One recalls the Cosmic Evil depicted in the movie, Mullholland Drive.

    • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

      What a bunch of shit. She even admits that there was a lawsuit that found there was indeed a conspiracy, but then blows it off by saying that people preferred to sit in traffic and have their lungs destroyed by smog. Because…..freedom.

      I am really pissed off right now, because I have been a week being unable to breathe, with O2 sats around 90%, and some perky dipshit Barbie comes along to tell me that my ruined lungs were inevitable?

      Fuck that shit! When my mother was a child she could take the red line to the beach from LA for a nickel. That was freedom for a child. She didn’t have to depend on her parents to chauffeur her around the way children do now. Or don’t you care about freedom for children? Only those able to afford a car, gas, insurance and repairs deserve to get around?

      You really think that people thought it was better to sit in traffic for 2 hours to go to the beach, like it was when I was a kid? Even worse, coming home sunburned and sand-encrusted, sitting in more traffic.

      Humans who argue that cars bring freedom, and are happy to pay exorbitant taxes to build more freeways, and don’t give a shit about the children breathing in toxic fumes, or run over by cars (number one cause of death in Americans from birth to age 44 are cars), make me sick. And yeah, it’s because I’m so sick right now that I am so angry.
      There was a fight, between decent human beings, and the corporate-backed sell-outs who destroyed public transit and built the death highways. The decent human beings lost.

      .youtube.com/watch?v=p-I8GDklsN4&t=44s

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 1:45 am #

        Sorry to hear…
        There were apparently many cities that got their tramway transit systems uprooted/mothballed, including here in Halifax. I guess back then they weren’t really aware of what the full costs of the automobile would be.

        I’m pretty pro-gondola/-cablecar of all things, incidentally, perhaps in part because I know quite a bit about their effectiveness in many contexts, and have a familiarity with them when I used to ride them many moons ago for alpine skiing.

        World’s Longest Cable Car Ride over Ocean | 5 Miles (8KM) Long!

        youtu.be/eVIhy1_2seo

      • benr June 23, 2023 at 8:40 am #

        Cars are freedom!
        Public transit is death.
        The byproduct of modern properly tuned combustion engines is mostly co2 and water vapor with minimal trace gases.
        The mechanics of actual air pollution are mitigated by modern fuel blends and the miracle of catalytic converters.
        A larger portion of air pollution is from oxidized rubber from tires and the process of braking.
        This happens in all instances of motoring even the faux savior of electric vehicles, trucking, trains and even worse with aircraft since they just combust the fuel.
        All industry also produces air pollution even the process of air conditioning is messy there are also massive out gases from carpet, plastics even food production.

        My mother in law once told me a story that her doctor told her to cut down on smoking to apack a day.
        She never smoked even one.
        One of her jobs was in a typing pool and everyone but her smoked.
        I am constantly assailed by the pungent odor of someone smoking Mary Jane.

        Paula no one gets out of life alive being angry about the miles and wear on one’s body is a waste of time.
        If everyone was forced into public transit it would actually be even worse.

  61. Night Owl June 20, 2023 at 6:54 am #

    “Satellite images from the College of DuPage Meteorology Department show that—on the 2nd of June—the fires that erupted in Quebec, Canada, all started at the exact same time.

    Source: https://youtu.be/zKUkZ2oOFF0

    For more content like this, visit: https://wide-awake-media.com

    https://twitter.com/wideawake_media/status/1666753426967986176

    How can this be?

    😀

    • stelmosfire June 20, 2023 at 8:56 am #

      Those fires are lightning strikes. In that video you can plainly see the large group of storm cells that passed over the area hours early. By the time those plumes showed on that satellite image those fires had been burning for a while.

      • tom clark June 20, 2023 at 10:16 am #

        Yes, and then little green men with huge fans were seen strung out in a line from Montreal to Quebec City, blowing the smoke south toward Amerika. God save the queen!

        • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          Isn’t the new form of words ‘God save the Queen, man’?

      • Islander June 20, 2023 at 10:30 am #

        I read that a number of arson arrests have been made.

        Do a search for “Canada fires arson arrests.”

        • stelmosfire June 20, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          Those arrests were not in Quebec where the fires in the video that smoked out the east coast were.

          • Islander June 20, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

            The forest fires are not only in Quebec.

            And the video I saw showed all of the firest in Quebec starting at once.

            I didn’t see any clouds that would explain lightning strikes.

            And, our friendly geoengineers can make lightning—and a lot of other things— happen.

            Watch this:

            zeeemedia.com/interview/uncensored-worldwide-geoengineering-lawsuits-landmark-case/

            The opening ads and intro music are hell on the ears, but once the actual show starts, both presentations are excellent. Eye openers, actually.

            Plenty of documentation.

          • stelmosfire June 21, 2023 at 10:25 am #

            Expert in video ” We get our warmest seasons when we are closest to the Sun” , Exactly 100% wrong. The other expert. “I can’t remember the last time I saw a clear blue sky”. I don’t know where she lives. Maybe Bejing? Around here we had the nicest May we’ve had in years. I sort of track the weather and rate the days. We had a bunch of clear blue, no clouds, light breeze days between 60-70 degrees. I call them top ten days. We usually only get a few a year. We’ve had a bunch already.

    • Mike Sherman June 20, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

      Precisely. It can’t be. Who else believes everything they find on the interwebz, especially if it’s too weird to actually believe?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 1:48 am #

        We are in what some call a post-truth world.

      • Night Owl June 22, 2023 at 7:49 am #

        Tell us again about aliens and the Manchurian Candidate, Mike.

        • Mike Sherman June 22, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

          The same boring old tropes, dripping from your nasty little gob, I see. Keep it up, boy! It’s hilarious!

          • benr June 23, 2023 at 8:24 am #

            Speaking of boring old tropes and nasty dripping gobs.
            Irony at its finest.
            Don’t keep it up legion of dunce.

  62. Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 9:24 am #

    The great White Rock (NM) rock saga continues out here in the radiologically induced “Land of Enchantment.” To review for those who might have missed the previous installment, the White Rock rock, is large rock normally painted white (clever, ain’t it?) displayed on a main thoroughfare as you enter the humble little burg of White Rock, NM, otherwise known as a glorified and over-priced housing development for Los Alamos National Lab employees. The “Pride Week” people evidently convinced civic leaders that it would be a good idea to paint it over with Pride Week slogans during Pride Week, and then paint it all back over again later in the day. Predictably, that led some others to add their own slogans later in the day, which has degenerated into a D vs R shitting match with the usual accusations of “Hatred!” being slung about by the usual suspects. So much ado over a fucking white rock!

    https://losalamosreporter.com/2023/06/19/letter-to-the-editor-celebration-of-juneteenth-on-rock-painted-over/

    • tom clark June 20, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      Dis…go to the campus of that bastion of liberalism, Oberlin College in Ohio to learn all about rock painting as a means of “rational discourse”.

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 11:10 am #

        Yeah, the local HS kids are all into that too. One recent class painted a bunch of small rocks (about the size of a quarter) and placed them around town on all the hiking trails like easter eggs as a legacy project of sorts. This was a few years before all the current nuttiness, so it was harmless. I’ll bet it’s only a matter of time before they get the bright idea of making a major statement on the side of one of the local mountains by painting rock formations. And us old geezers shake our heads and wonder where all this craziness is headed.

        • Islander June 20, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Actually, I find all of those little painted rocks by the sides of trails to be tacky and a blot on the view.

          I have no desire to see adolescents’ mental and sentimental droppings by the path every time I take a walk.

        • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

          At least we’re fighting back now. Can not you not see the glass as half full?

          • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

            Yes I can. I am surprised to see the amount of pushback. But I was even more surprised to see this kind of crap take hold up here in the first place. This is a pretty stoic and conservative place, what with all the suckling off the government teat and all that.

  63. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 20, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    Wow, they sure nailed Hunter Biden…nailed him to the wall, I tell you!

    Pleading guilty and everything! Holy shit, they did it!

    Oh, wait. You mean the only crimes addressed were:

    – “willfully not paying his federal taxes” for two years? And it’s a only being charged as a misdemeanor by the prosecution. Oh.
    – lying about drug addiction history while buying a firearm. Also somehow not being considered a serious crime by the prosecution, and for both he will only get probation, and the charges will drop from his record once he completes said probation? Oh…

    Luckily, this apparently wraps up the whole Hunter Biden investigation, so we can all breath a sigh of relief, knowing that justice has been done…

    “Chris Clark, Hunter’s criminal defense lawyer, in a statement, said, “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.

    Phew…

    Good thing the justice system treats everyone the same under the law, folks!

    • Islander June 20, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      I wonder whether he made a deal in return for fingering higher-ups.

      That is the standard DEA MO.

      Not his dad, of course, but others.

      • Islander June 20, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        Actually, maybe his dad.

        Makes him that much easier to control.

    • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Sickening, isn’t it, Mr M?

      I sent JHK’s essay of Friday to my sister-in-law who has a very angry form of TDS and literally shut me down when I said the Bidens were a criminal mafia family (I improved on that in my email by adding ‘pondscum’).

      I included a link to Patrick Henningsen’s piece on Trump/Biden in Friday’s UKC news, also (believe it or not) a short article in the Daily Mail that covered the allegations but put them in inverted commas, naturally.

      Haven’t heard a dickie bird. Don’t know if she’s sticking pins in a voodoo doll of me or if she’s had a mental breakdown.

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Dickie Bird? Is that like a Mocking Jay?

        We have the Cowbird which is like the Cuckoo, a parasite who lays its eggs in other birds nests. The monster fledgling kicks the real offspring out of the nest and the poor little adopted parents work their feathers to the bone taking care of this monster.

        Some birds wise up to the trick and remove the alien egg from their nests. If only Whites were as smart, eh?

        • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          ‘Dickie bird’ just means ‘bird’ in the language of the nursery (like Robin Redbreast?). ‘Haven’t heard a dickie bird’ is rhyming slang, i.e haven’t heard a word. At least that’s what I assume, having never thought about it before.

          • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            On second thoughts, Robin Redbreast is not so apt, since a robin is still a robin for adults, whereas there’s no such thing as a dickie outside of the nursery. 🙂

  64. mitchellc June 20, 2023 at 11:30 am #

    ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR.

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a speech last Friday in Finland in which he dismissed the idea of a ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict and called for further transfers of high-tech weaponry and aircraft to Ukraine.

    Blinken’s speech highlights once again that the Biden administration has no intention of ending this conflict peacefully. The plan, which members of the administration and foreign policy establishment have explicitly admitted on numerous occasions, is to use Ukraine to achieve the larger geopolitical goal of weakening Russia. In other words, the Ukrainians are cannon fodder in a U.S. proxy war against Russia.

    Blinken’s statement is consistent with reports in Foreign Affairs magazine last September citing numerous American former security officials that Russia and Ukraine had actually reached a tentative peace agreement in April 2022. That deal was scuttled after Boris Johnson, doubtless at the behest of the Biden administration, visited Kyiv on April 9. Later, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who was trying to mediate between Putin and Zelensky, stated that the US and its allies blocked his mediation efforts.

    The pattern here is clear. Not only is the administration deceiving the American people about the motives for this costly and tragic war, but by continually escalating it they put the whole world at risk of nuclear conflagration.

    Even by the standards of the Neocons who engineered this war, it is not going well. The “spring counteroffensive” is a pathetic failure. I’m waiting to see how the administration will sugarcoat this calamity to shore up dwindling support for this disastrous misadventure, one in a long series of forever wars.

    I call upon President Biden to issue two apologies. First, to the American people for misleading them into supporting an ugly proxy war on false pretenses. Second and more importantly, to the Ukrainian people for maneuvering them into this war and ruining their country, all for the sake of U.S. (imagined) geopolitical interests.

    I also call upon President Biden and the world to heed the advice of John F. Kennedy in his 1963 Peace Speech, when he said: “Nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.”

    In commemoration of that speech, today I will be delivering a definitive address on peace in New Hampshire that will set a dramatically different direction for American foreign policy in my administration and, with the support of the American people, in administrations to come. That speech will be livestreamed.

    YT live stream
    (7pm Eastern US time)

    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      He’s Nuland’s puppet. And she is connected to the Kagan’s, the Jewish royalty who control our foreign policy.

      It’s a small club and you ain’t in it.

      • Slugoon June 21, 2023 at 2:22 am #

        Apostrophe, Jarek. Tsssk.

  65. GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 11:57 am #

    For those interested in Ukraine being a testbed for the NWO, there’s an interesting bit from yesterday’s UKC news, by Mark Anderson (from the US). Mark has done a deep dive into 15/20-minute cities, smart cities etc. for some time now.

    It starts about 14 minutes in, with Brian Gerrish’s introduction. The efforts to ‘rebuild’ and reimagine Ukraine seems to have started in 2017.

    ukcolumn.org/video/uk-column-news-19th-june-2023

    There was a name of some corporation mentioned (Pritski or something a bit like that?) as having a big hand in all this. I’d have to listen to it again, but maybe someone from the US knows it?

    On a separate but related topic, I read on MSN today that the first synthetic human embryo has been created.

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  66. GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

    Part of a post by Mike Yeadon on digital ID (in response to Neil Oliver’s 10-minute session on ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’.*

    “I don’t think there’s much of a likelihood that we can prevent them rolling out the next stages of their plans. What each of us can decide is where we’re not willing to go. I recommend you consider the implications of mandatory digital ID & resolve not to sign up for it or not to use it if you’re simply presented with it. The reason is that it seems to be the last definitive act that the perpetrators require us to make.
    They don’t need our consent to introduce CBDC. They don’t need our permission to withdraw cash or make it hard to obtain & use cash.
    If those things are rolled out & widely used, no matter how much grumbling there is, we’re done. Humanity is done.
    If I’m right, digital ID is the ultimate battleground.

    Best wishes
    Mike”

    * youtube.com/watch?v=7J-_Lc-moqU

    • tom clark June 20, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      I thought Social Security Numbers were a form of digital ID, but maybe I’m hopeless 20th century. God save the queen.

      • CrusherMuldoon June 20, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

        I said the same thing a few weeks ago, Tom. I guess the rational is that SS numbers can be stolen. Of course the only way a national i.d. number can’t be stolen if it’s on a chip that’s implanted in either your right hand or forehead. Take heed Bible scoffers

        • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          People will be captured and killed for their chips.

        • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

          Anything electronic – including chips – can and will eventually be scanned and hacked, so in the case of chips, their alleged “security” is being vastly oversold.

          • stelmosfire June 20, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

            That’s where the number tattoos come in. They call it two step verification. No match- no food.

      • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        Do you need a social security number to access your bank account or the internet, to go to the gym or to buy groceries?

        Because, once digital ID is mandated, you will need it to do all those things. But it won’t be neutral. It will show red or green, depending on your social credit. So you may well have digital ID but you won’t necessarily get those groceries, if your jabs aren’t up to date or you’ve been reading CFN.

        I suggest watching the film I mentioned above:

        debunkproductions.com

        ‘State of control’.

        • malthuss June 20, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          grave new world.

          is it true UK has 1 smart city NOW?

          • GreenAlba June 20, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

            Not that I know of, malthuss.

      • Islander June 20, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

        We dealt with this on an earlier thread.

        Slow learner?

        SS numbers were NEVER meant to be used as a personal ID. This has always been made absolutely clear. The SS card is NOT a personal ID card.

        Do you assert that you have used your SS number as any kind of personal ID?

        • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

          I don’t. I have always refused to give my SS number to any chirpy receptionist who asks for it.

          I can’t believe the number of places that casually ask for your SS number and the number of people who obediently recite it.

          My veterinarian wanted it!

    • CrusherMuldoon June 20, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      Don’t take the national I.D. ? What if you can’t buy or sell without having it?

      • messianicdruid June 20, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        Then you trade. Got Stuff?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 20, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

          And if people have nothing to trade with…then they pillage.

          Luckily, that is currently legal in many states already, so folks will have practice for when the time comes.

      • Islander June 21, 2023 at 9:36 am #

        We might be on a mission creep path to digital IDs.

        the basic ID in this country used to be the driver’s license. Then “they” said that the old DL’s were not going to be acceptable as general IDs but only as . . . a license to drive. Unh . . .

        So “they” rolled out a program (in many states) whereby all DLs must, at renewal, be converted to biometric DLs if they were to be used as a general ID and not just a license to drive a car.

        Much more info had to be supplied to get these new DLs.

        “They” are also now trying to push digital DLs. What is the purpose of a “digital driver’s license” anyway? Are people too dumb to carry their license with them, but they carry their phone with them?

        Unh . . .

  67. GarryOwenTroop June 20, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

    Updated speculation: I heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who… an 03 in the MIC at a training base not assigned operational troops will be out of pocket from mid-July to the beginning of September. Seems to be a long time for someone not assigned to maneuver elements.

    • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

      Explain in English, please.

      • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

        An O-3 (Captain) is being temporarily reassigned, presumably to an operational unit, from mid-Jul to September. Not all that unusual at all. We got robbed for bodies like that all the time in the USAF due to lack of manning and increased operational tempo. This could be something or it could be nothing at all. Now if this was a large number of people from that base or entire units, then I might say that was indeed a smoking gun.

        • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

          Thanks for the translation and explanation.

  68. messianicdruid June 20, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

    EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak made a very strange statement during a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”.

    “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn’t do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers.”

    thenationalpulse.com/archive-post/daszak-reveals-chinese-colleagues-manipulating-coronaviruses/

    Old news but one wonders how is this guy still “out and about”?

  69. mitchellc June 20, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

    At this point in time, the attempted ramp up in excitement over digital ID, CBDC, Vax mandates, etc is becoming spam.

    The entire WEF wet dream was predicated on continuation of the dollar standard, which in turn is based on energy surplus.

    As everyone should shirley (Q) know by now, the strategic goal of the Russia-China alliance, including the regional conflict in Ukraine, is aimed squarely at defeating the hegemon.

    This isn’t to say multi-polar powers may have their own long term objectives. The point is the Western versión of full spectrum dominance is dead.

    People should pay attention to where our host is going. He’s focusing on how, if possible, the US socio-economic rebuilding process will look, who will lead the effort, and what the cultural fallout may entail.

    The next steps are continuing inflation, dollar dollarization and perhaps regional división. Like Stalingrad some 70 years ago, the WEF war has been reversed.

    Again, not peaches and cream, just the reality that Gates’ dream in the west has been quashed. [Maybe that’s why he, Musk, et al are in China, a sure sign the smart money knows the US is a spent host.]

    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      Don’t call everyone Shirley!

  70. CrusherMuldoon June 20, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

    What’s the over/under for the number of days before “Joe Biden” pardons “Hunter Biden”.

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    • cowbell81 June 20, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

      I say that within the next 2-3 months a pardon will be issued….Uncle Joe will accidentally issue it to Beau though!!! lol

  71. Jarek June 20, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

    from Occidental Observer, George Durocher on Aristotle and Immigration

    Thus, immigration of different peoples was a common source of conflict, often leading to civil war and concluding with the ethnic cleansing of either the native peoples or the invaders.

    Aristotle’s ideal of citizenship, entailing civic duties and group solidarity, necessarily requires a strong common identity and a sharp differentiation between citizens and foreigners. Conversely, foreign mercenaries had no solidarity with the people, and were thus frequently used by tyrants to enforce their unjust rule:

    The guard of a [legitimate] king is composed of citizens: that of a tyrant is composed of foreigners. (1310B31)

    It is a habit of tyrants never to like anyone who has a spirit of dignity and independence. The tyrant claims a monopoly of such qualities for himself; he feels that anybody who asserts a rival dignity, or acts with independence, is threatening his own superiority and the despotic power of his tyranny; he hates him accordingly as a subverter of his own authority. It is also a habit of tyrants to prefer the company of aliens to that of citizens at table and in society; citizens, they feel, are enemies, but aliens will offer no opposition.” (1313B29)

    This passage brings to mind the Bolshevik tyranny in the early decades of the Soviet Union, when the government, and especially the secret police, was dominated by people from non-Russian ethnic groups. As Aristotle notes, under such a system any assertion of independence was ruthlessly crushed.

    Aristotle also clearly expresses a related idea, that ethnic homogeneity enables the group solidarity that is needed to throw off tyrannical rule, while a diverse population with a no common identity is easier to rule. Aristotle, in order to enable leisure in the premodern era, argues for having a population of ethnically diverse slaves (something I, for reasons of civil peace and genetic integrity, would not endorse and especially not in the age of automation):

    The class which farms it should, ideally, if we can choose at will, be slaves – but slaves not drawn from a single stock, or from stocks of a spirited temperament. This will at once secure the advantage of a good supply of labor and eliminate any danger of revolutionary designs. (1330A23)

    Thus, a mass of mongrels without identity is easier to rule than a self-conscious people, a truth which the hostile elites who rule the West seem to instinctively understand.

    Aristotle observes that foreigners were also a favorite political weapon not only of tyrants but also of egalitarian extremists. He writes: “At Amphipolis someone by the name of Cleotimus introduced Chalcidian settlers, and incited them after their settlement to make an attack on the rich” (1305B39). Aristotle says that naturalization of foreigners played a key role in founding the more extreme form of democracy found in Athens. He writes of Cleisthenes, who was said to have founded the democracy of that city: “after the expulsion of the tyrants he enrolled in the tribes a number of resident aliens, both foreigners and slaves” (1275B34).[1] Aristotle says elsewhere that democrats consolidate their regime by efforts to mix the citizenry (breaking down old identities) and stoking individualism:

    Other measures which are also useful in constructing this last and most extreme type of democracy are measures like those introduced by Cleisthenes at Athens, when he sought to advance the cause of democracy, or those which were taken by the founders of popular government at Cyrene. A number of new tribes and clans should be instituted by the side of the old; private cults should be reduced in number and conducted at common centers; and every contrivance should be employed to make all the citizens mix, as much as they possibly can, and to break down their old loyalties. All the measures adopted by tyrants may equally be regarded as congenial to democracy. We may cite as examples the license allowed to slaves (which, up to a point, may be advantageous as well as congenial), the license permitted to women and children, and the policy of conniving at the practice of “living as you like.” There is much to assist a constitution of this sort, for most people find more pleasure in living without discipline than they find in a life of temperance. (1319B19)

    These measures appear in line with what Samuel Francis has called “anarcho-tyranny”: by weakening traditional group identities and the authority of family fathers, the population of “liberated individuals” is paradoxically reduced to an impotent mass, which can then be ably manipulated by demagogues. Aristotle considers extreme democracy to be undesirable because it leads to lawlessness and individualism.

    * * *

    Aristotle is rare among ancient thinkers in that his political theory advocates at least a kind of moderate democracy or constitutional government. He generally believes a large number of people should have citizenship, limited by service in the army and a moderate property qualification — a description that fits the Roman Republic remarkably well. He argues for a “mixed regime” featuring democratic, oligarchic, and aristocratic elements, subject to a largely unchanging basic law, the latter embodying and stipulating a way of life.

    The American Founding Fathers’ (or indeed the Confederates’) vision of government strikes me as having significant overlap with Aristotle’s political thought. The greatest difference is perhaps that Aristotle argued for a moderately democratic constitutional regime, not on grounds of individual “rights” or “equality,” but because these served the interests of the community. A moderately democratic regime gave as many people as possible an interest in the preservation of that regime (“buy-in”) and allowed all citizens to include their share of wisdom, however small, in government.

    Aristotle forcefully argues in favor of a community-centered notion of justice: “The good in the sphere of politics is justice; and justice consists in what tends to promote the common interest” (1282B14). How many political discussions today — whether about abortion, gay marriage, immigration, economic policy, or whatever — refer to the common good rather than to solipsistic and childish arguments about “rights” and “fairness”?

    While Aristotle is decidedly more “bourgeois” than Plato, he too is contemptuous of egalitarian excesses, which manifest themselves in democratic extremism and selfish individualism. Aristotle notes that some democracies are so extreme that they actually undermine the existence of the state, and hence do not survive as long as a moderate democracy. He writes with great eloquence on that “false conception of liberty” which has so often seduced our people:

    In democracies of the type which is regarded as being peculiarly democratic the policy followed is the very reverse of their real interest. The reason for this is a false conception of liberty. There are two features which are generally held to define democracy. One of them is the sovereignty of the majority; the other is the liberty of individuals. Justice is assumed to consist in equality and equality in regarding the will of the masses as sovereign; liberty is assumed to consist in “doing what one likes.” The result of such a view is that, in these extreme democracies, each individual lives as he likes — or as Euripides says,

    For any end he chances to desire.

    This is a mean conception [of liberty]. To live by the rule of the constitution ought not to be regarded as slavery, but rather as salvation. (1310A12)

    Is this not a very neat summation of the ills of modern liberalism? I would argue that the West was already severely infected by the 1930s, before metastasizing to an absurd degree from the 1960s onwards. Thus today, liberals express only desire only for “equality” and “solidarity,” all the while destroying the very foundations for these ends through multiculturalism and open-borders, these being fanatically imposed with the most short-sighted bigotry.

    Aristotle provides a powerful rationale for a moderate constitutional regime of responsible citizen-soldiers constrained by an enlightened basic law. In the coming ethnostate, the basic law will necessarily prescribe the preservation of the identity and ethnic-genetic interests of the European peoples as an inviolable imperative, to be enforced by judges and perhaps a military-spiritual order (or one of soldier-scientists) dedicated to that end.

    In any event, Aristotle clearly articulates how homogeneity, a common identity, and a sense of peoplehood are social goods necessary to citizenship, solidarity, and freedom from tyrannical government. He argues for good government oriented towards the common interest as opposed to towards individual “rights,” caprice, and equality as ends in themselves. Ancient Greek politics can only seem “authoritarian” or even “totalitarian” to modern liberals. In fact, the politics of the Greek city-state is nothing more than that of the assembled paterfamilias, come together to fulfill their sacred responsibility to protect, discipline, and educate their kinsfolk towards the good.

    Aristotle’s grim observations on diversity are worth repeating: unassimilable immigration can only lead to conflict, conflict which can only end through separation, separation which can only occur through the expulsion either of the invaders or the natives from their ancestral lands.
    [1] This was before the reforms of Pericles, who democratized Athens further, while actually tightening citizenship qualifications to those born of two native Athenian parents.

    Jarek: Want to be happy? Don’t focus on it directly but rather on doing the the things that lead to it.

    Want to keep individual rights? Then don’t focus on them directly but rather on the public good, the great taboo among so called conservatives.
    Individualism, so called since all such people are remarkably the same, leads to lawlessness and greed when it is lauded and extolled.

    Since Americans are so poor at understanding this subtlety, and since everything that isn’t locked down ends up being appropriated, perhaps we need a Bill of Responsibilities to match our Bill of Rights. Duties. Have tos. If you choose to ignore them, well you don’t get to be a citizen.

    • messianicdruid June 20, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      I like it.

  72. Jarek June 20, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

    And collectivist types need to stop focusing on that, as if ethnic and racial homogeneity doesn’t matter, nor individual rights. Nor the mystic chords of a common culture and heritage.

    It takes a lot! You know, just like growing a plant. What would you say to someone who just watered a seed? Maybe you’d mention the need for soil? And then you came back to find them keeping it in a locked box, then mentioning the need for air? Then you came back and saw it in their closet, gently mentioning the need for light too. Exasperated, they take the whole pot and throw it out the window, deciding to focus on something simple like politics instead.

    is growing a society and only then a state, more or less complicated then growing a plant?

  73. cowbell81 June 20, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

    Per the Wall Street Journal, China and Cuba are negotiating to establish a new joint military training facility on the island, sparking alarm in Washington that it could lead to the stationing of Chinese troops and other security and intelligence operations just 100 miles off Florida’s coast, according to current and former U.S. officials.

    Okay, so what’s the big deal here? America should not mind this. They set up military bases all over the world. Case in point, they set up all kinds of military right up against the Russian border in the Ukraine. USA did not seem to think this problematic.

    Having a China base in Cuba is the same deal. It should not be viewed as any kind of problem, and if the USA ruffles it feathers over it this shows exactly the kind of hypocrite they are.

    httpsXX://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-plans-a-new-training-facility-in-cuba-raising-prospect-of-chinese-troops-on-americas-doorstep-e17fd5d1

    • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

      US bases in South Korea, Japan, and the PI are nothing but a provocation. DC thinks their shit don’t stink, but they’re rapidly discovering otherwise.

      • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

        Yup the Coen brothers made an allegorical short film about that exact thing; “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

        • Disaffected June 20, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

          Great movie.

        • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

          Yes, that is an excellent movie.

        • Amman June 21, 2023 at 5:27 am #

          LInk?

          But seriously tho…

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

      Plenty of space for a joint Cuba/China training facility right next to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

      I expected Gitmo to be tropical but it wasn’t; it was more like Southern California ~ arid, warm and sunny, with not much greenery due to lack of rain.

      SOP for China is to move into the host country & make generous gifts to the leadership, in essence buy them off with fancy cars, mansions etc. Then they make immense loans to build infrastructure, and begin building infrastrucure themselves using Chinese labor & Chinese state construction companies; the completed projects standing as collateral for the loans. Native labor is not used, in fact, Chinese customarily show contempt for the locals. Of course, the loans can’t be paid back ~ they were never meant to be. Surprise! Suddenly China owns your seaport, your airport, the rail system, and the roads. Oops!

      This was told to me by a Jamaican guy I worked with who trained as an engineer in London, and who witnessed the project take shape in his native country. He also told me “Jamaica was much better when the British ran it.”

      • SpeedyBB June 20, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

        Until the 1980s, by which time all the locals familiar with colonial times had died off, it was not uncommon for English tourists visiting Pakistan or India to be accosted, pleadingly, with a plaintive “When are the British going to come back?”

        I imagine something similar happens with African basket-cases as well. Not one “success story” across the continent. Yet the natives are still told that it is all the fault of the tyrannical colonial exploiters.

        The Chinese make no bones about what they’re after. But at least they are building sorely-needed infrastructure, like ports and railroads. I say let them take over Africa – they won’t make it more of the mess than the natives themselves have done in the decades following “liberation”.

        • Tate June 20, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

          Heard the same thing from a tawny resident of Jackson MS in one of those “Is this America?” car crawl You Tube videos. “Things was way better when wypipo run this place!”

        • Amman June 21, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

          Many are doing fine in Africa but it is peanuts compared to what the Afro-Saudis can do in or outside Arabia.

      • cowbell81 June 20, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

        Many African countries were also much better off when the Brits ran them. I believe Queen Mum said something to this effect shortly before her departure from this mortal coil.

        “God Save the Queen Man” ~Biden

    • malthuss June 20, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

      I would like China inc to stop exporting to USA.
      Let the g –damn collapse happen.

  74. BULLITT June 20, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

    So, our Sec. of State threw in the towel with regards to Taiwan. It is reported that the people in Taiwan by majority want to join China. IMHO, the folks on that little island are between a rock and a hard place. It’s stick with the U.S. who can’t be trusted and lose a war with mass casualties and property destruction or just give in and hope for the best. Reading some the posts above, the Chinese are giving these people a deal they can’t refuse.
    In the future, the people of America may get the same deal. China will have control of the semiconductor production and battery production in addition to medical prescription drugs, car parts, etc. In addition, we may get to the point where our leaders will sell us off for peace with China knowing we do not have the capability or the will to defeat China. China needs our agricultural capability. They have many people to feed. They will work to gain control. Sadly, there are people in this Country that would be willing to farm for China in exchange for the war option.
    We are being sold out by our leaders and being surrounded by China.
    Knock out the power grid and see how many people surrender.

    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

      As Kissinger said, It is dangerous to be the enemy of the United States, but deadly to be its friend.

      They have chosen well. Even when in our sphere, the East Asians weren’t nearly as individualistic. And when they become so, it’s just in a decadent way. The future is Chinese – and now they allow Capitalism with many new millionaires, etc.

      What do they have to lose but a freedom they did little with and largely don’t believe in?

    • Islander June 20, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

      “the people in Taiwan by majority want to join China.”

      Little wonder. Most of them are Han Chinese from the mainland. The native Taiwanese people were overwhelmed by immigration from the mainland a long time ago.

      The current (Chinese) population of Taiwan has extremely strong ties to their home communities on the mainland opposite, on the Fukien coast.

      httpX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_indigenous_peoples

      • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

        Yeah, what a two edged sword immigration is, eh? Good for the victors and bad for vanquished. It’s just like war!

        Whites are the underdogs now; the Indians or dark skinned Malayan Taiwanese. Those being vanquished. That should make you like us, but it doesn’t. Strange, that.

    • Paula D June 20, 2023 at 9:25 pm #

      The farmers already farm for China, and they are happy for the money.

      That’s how capitalism works.

  75. malthuss June 20, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

    is fat racist? are bike accidents racist?

    American Medical Association cancelling BMI because it’s ‘racist’

    Dr. Marc Siegel discusses why the American Medical Association is now telling doctors to not use the body mass index.

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    • Soul Forensics June 20, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

      Doctor: We have your test results. I’m sorry to inform you that you have type 2 diabetes.

      Fat Chick: OMG!!!??!! Why?

      Doctor: You’re morbidly obese.

      Fat Chick: Are you trying to fat shame me!?

      Doctor: No. I’m simply making the elementary deduction that, by far, the leading cause of diabetes is obesity. There are many good resources you can use, though, to ameliorate, even eliminate your condition if you’d like to avail yourself of them. I can help.

      Doctor: You’re sexist!

      Doctor: Suit yourself. [Rises to leave.]

      • Soul Forensics June 20, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

        2nd last character tag should be “Fat Chick” of course.

      • benr June 21, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Pancreas not functioning properly causes blood sugar issues which also causes weight gain.
        Poorly functioning pancreas and fatty liver combined with insulin resistance is a sure shot to obesity and diabetes.

    • Mike Sherman June 20, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

      Malthuss, BMI is a highly inaccurate measure in any case. Top athletes in the harsher sports – like football – would be obese’ under BMI rules.

      • Soul Forensics June 20, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

        Mike,

        You missed the larger point of malthuss’ post.

        And BMI is NOT highly inaccurate. Yes, exceptions have to be made for bodybuilders and NFL linemen, but those are outliers, and easily noticeable ones at that.

        • Islander June 21, 2023 at 9:41 am #

          I suspect that BMI as a diagnostic was introduced to help *reduce* the obloquy connected with telling a person he or she was overweight. “It’s just a number, like your height.”

          I cannot fathom any reason to find a number racist.

          • benr June 21, 2023 at 10:19 am #

            Poor = black racist!
            Black and poor = cheap food raycist!
            Cheap food = low nutrition but high empty calories = obese = racist.
            Poor = obese Racist!
            Woke math!

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

            I don’t think so.

            I had mine measured when I was like 19 years old, and that was 40 years ago.

            It’s a method for determining how much muscle people have.

    • MaryQueen June 20, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

      2+2=5.

      Fat is healthy.

      Men are women.

      Perversion is normal.

      War is peace.

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2023 at 5:21 am #

        Mary, I see another quadruple murder in Idaho; looks like a family was wiped out by a neighbor. Big news there, or kept on the down low?

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

          Huh? I haven’t looked at the news much today but I haven’t even seen anything on NextDoor!

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

          So some guy killed a family because their 18 year old son masturbated in the window naked while looking at his (Kaylor’s) daughters outside.

          Kind of an extreme reaction, but we might be seeing more of that, given the free reign of the pervs these days.

      • elysianfield June 21, 2023 at 11:33 am #

        2+2=5.

        Fat is healthy.

        Men are women.

        Perversion is normal.

        War is peace.

        JFK Jr. Ist Der Seig!

        • elysianfield June 21, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

          RFK,Jr, of course….

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

          Valid addition.

      • Hereward the Woke June 22, 2023 at 9:54 am #

        Shakespeare still said it the best: “Fair is foul and foul is fair”

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

      Meanwhile, this sure looks like an epidemic:

      “My 600-lb Life’ cast members who have died:

      Myers is one of several My 600-lb Life cast members who have died since appearing on the TLC reality show.

      Henry Foots died a year after his season 1 episode aired. Sean Milliken, who appeared in season 4, died in 2019. Season 5 stars James King and James L.B. Bonner have also died, as have Lisa Fleming and Renee Biran from season 6 and Coliesa McMillian and Gina Krasley from season 8. Destinee LaShaee, who was the first transgender person to appear on the show, died at age 30 in 2022.

      Kelly Mason died while filming her season 7 episode of My 600-lb Life. Robert Buchel experienced a fatal heart attack while filming a season 6 episode of the show. “

  76. Jarek June 20, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

    Unless you have a deadly hatred for that which threatens what you love, you love is only an empty catchword fit for hippies, liberals, and queers.

    Commander George Rockwell

    Women understand this. They’re good haters with us as the usual hate object. What do they think we are threatening? Themselves (they are their own love objects) and of course “their” kids.

    Communists too. Liberals are interesting, a work in progress. They definitely hate those who disagree with them, and who disturb their delusional high. Step by step, stage by stage, they morph into Communists both ideologically and emotionally.

  77. Mike Sherman June 20, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

    JHK said: ” Any way you cut it, it looks like the sudden catastrophic downfall of the Democratic Party, an existential crisis that would amount ineluctably to one possible outcome: nominate Bobby Kennedy, Jr. or die.”

    This is yet another ‘prediction’ that will, like so many others of his in the past, prove to be an empty suit, more indicative of wishful thinking than any sensible, logical, and rational thought process.

    • Tate June 20, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

      I don’t think the point is to make pinpoint predictions. The one I like is the impending stock market crash. I’ve become convinced we’re on a permanent plateau of high prices a la Irving Fisher famous last words.

      • Mike Sherman June 21, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

        I know what you mean, Tate, but any prediction of a stock market crash WILL, most assuredly, come true…eventually.

        But this “sudden catastrophic downfall of the Democratic Party” is not going to happen. The GOP, however, has imploded like a cheap submarine.

        • Tate June 22, 2023 at 11:08 am #

          The two parties are both imploding, just in different ways.

  78. The Man They Call Zazelle June 20, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

    BREAKING: BlackRock Recruiter Who ‘Decides People’s Fate’ Says ‘War is Good for Business’ While Spilling Info on Asset Giant
    (O’Keefe Media Group’s site)

    youtu.be/tgONwXR1Uwo

  79. tom clark June 20, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

    Any CFNers catch Bobby Jr. live from Manchester, NH tonite on You Tube? Perhaps the swamp really can be drained sans Trump. Time will tell. God save the queen, man!

    • elysianfield June 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      Tom,
      Our freedom of speech is being attenuated…how come RFK Jr.’s aint?

  80. Edge Lord June 20, 2023 at 10:30 pm #

    Strange days have found us
    Strange days have tracked us down
    They’re going to destroy
    Our casual joys

    Wiki: Hotez was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to a Jewish family.[

    Mark Cuban is Jewish, and grew up in Mount Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, in a Jewish working-class family

    breitbart dot com/sports/2023/06/20/mark-cuban-accuses-joe-rogan-becoming-everything-supposedly-wrong-mainstream-media/

    Funny how these wagons circle

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    • Jarek June 20, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

      Yes, once you see it you can’t unsee it. It explains much. The best foundation on which to build a nation: An ethnic group of the same religion and culture.

      The best foundation on which to overthrow a nation? An ethnic group of the same religion and culture.

      • Tate June 20, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

        Us “fellow white people” never saw it.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 1:56 am #

          ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.’

          • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

            Putin asked to join NATO. Clinton didn’t even deign to answer, just laughed.

            Someone has to be othered, Za. There can be no in without an out.

            What Jehovah say? You are a people who shall dwell alone.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            Convert to a pork-eatin’ Jew.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            Or everyone could be White. Or, ultimately, Brown. Rainbow-Brown. Once everyone’s Rainbow-Brown, We could be called The Jareks.

          • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            Rainbow brown. Now we’re getting to it. Mix everyone together to create diversity and you get dingy brown. Then you just have to imagine that the brownies are rainbow colored – you know, like nobody is.

            Za, you’re a genius, but you already “knew” that, right?

          • Tate June 21, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

            “Convert to a pork-eatin’ Jew.”

            I’d rather not if that means I’m less ‘Chosen.’

          • The Man They Call Zazelle June 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

            One Woman’s Genius Terrorist Is Another’s Genius Freedom Fighter

            Jarek, you are appear to be taking and running with an apparent colour revolution, whether on purpose, such as to shill with pay for a government-cum-corporate-symbiont (maybe to supplement your disability or retirement) and/or as a kind of systemic indoctrinee.

            I’ve just made an exception here for the sake of facetiousness which you may feel free to confuse with fascism. Hey why not, right?

            But perhaps you would do well to imagine rainbow-brown as a kind of brown that has one of those spectral-diffraction effects over it like, say, a bird’s plumage or insect’s exoskeleton or an some sort of film across the surface of a bubble.

            Your ‘White’, incidentally, and if I must, came out of ‘Brown/Black’ some aeons ago. So don’t fool yourself that your ‘White’ cannot come out of it again after we all go rainbow-brown on you.

            We are all ‘genius’ in our own ways, perhaps a lot like we are all alpha males in our own ways and/or in the different ways that different females perceive. IOW, one girl’s alpha is another’s omega or whatever.

            Is Bill Gates an alpha? Are you?

            Hell ya.

          • Jarek June 22, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            As Jefferson said, in order to conduct law and politics, words must be kept to their ordinary meanings.

            Your meta-brown is thus rejected in civilized discourse.

  81. Pucker June 20, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

    Where are we with those “All Cause Morality Numbers”?

    “ Even if Social Security’s privatization were designed to eliminate the entire gap separating projected Social Security expenditures and receipts, it would make only a modest contribution to liberating our children from a lengthy future of tax servitude and escalating prices.

    Promised but unfunded Medicare and Medicaid benefits dwarf the unfunded liabilities of Social Security. They are approximately 6 times larger. They approach, in value, the net worth of every American household, including those of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, every public and privately held American corporation, including Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, and every nonprofit American institution, including Harvard University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 2000 alone, Medicare benefits per beneficiary have grown 2.6 times faster than the wages of the workers paying these benefits.”

    “The Coming Generational Storm”

    • Pucker June 20, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

      Are the Amish paying their Fair Share?

    • Pucker June 20, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

      “ Where are we with those “All Cause Morality Numbers”?”

      Cafe Direct now sells a coffee blend dubbed “Restore Climate Action”

      The package reads: “A vibrant blend assisting in the fight against climate change.”

      • Q. Shtik June 20, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

        Yes, there’s an error in your comment, Puck, but since we all know what you meant to say I’m not going to point it out.

        • Night Owl June 21, 2023 at 6:41 am #

          There is an error in yours as well, Q Tard.

          • Anthea June 21, 2023 at 9:55 pm #

            There are some people commenting here (who shall remain nameless) whose writing is almost undeciperable. You can’t tell what they’re saying at all half the time. I scroll past them, rather than torture my brain trying to figure out these effusions.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2023 at 7:46 am #

            Yet their writing (if you take the time to decipher) contains far more meaningful content than anything Q has ever written.

    • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

      Puck,

      SS and MC have never been “funded” in the first place. When originally proposed, the SS & MC withholdings were always intended as symbolic gestures to make the programs politically tenable to the pols voting for it at the time. This is perfectly reflected in the fact that your contributions are not now, nor have they ever been, sequestered in some sort of imaginary “trust fund.” They go straight into the general fund ledger and are then “spent” just like any other revenue that the federal government collects, realizing that it’s ALL an uber sophisticated shell game at that level in the first place. If not for SS and MC withholding contributions, US deficits and its accrued debt would be even larger than they are now.

      As to unfunded liabilities, the next time someone complains that SS and MC are untenable and must be cut, simply ask them if the same thing applies to defense spending, bank bailouts, and foreign aid, and if not, why not. They’ll hem, haw, and harumph about the US being the beacon of freedom and democracy to the world and all that hogwash, but they won’t have an actual answer, because their simply isn’t one. The US is currently (albeit, not for much longer) far and away the world’s largest monetary sovereign and it can fund anything it damn well pleases by decree. The fact that it chooses to fund death and destruction the world over and lavish lifestyles for it’s corrupt leaders and their sycophants tells you all you need to know about DC’s priorities. “Generational Storm?” Hardly. A good old fashioned multi-generational Political Corruption Storm is what we’ve got going on here.

    • Anthea June 21, 2023 at 9:44 pm #

      @ Pucker:

      Yes, Karl Denninger has continually harped on that. Social Security, by itself, is only slightly underfunded and could be solvent with some minor tweaks. It’s Medicare and Medicaid that are the elephants in the room. If I remember right, Karl has said that these account for most of government debt. Fix them, and the US becomes solvent. How to fix them? To do that, you’d have to put a stop to the racketeering and fraud of the health care industry and Big Pharma, which has jacked up the costs of these by five times or more. It’s to the point where these two together account for 20% of the GDP, when they should account for about 5% of the GDP. Another point Karl makes is that all these excess costs arise from practices that have LONG been against the law. It’s just that the laws against price-fixing and racketeering are not being enforced. Also, pretty much all of the excess costs are the result of added administrative layers in these fields–not additional patient care.

      • Anthea June 21, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

        I have ragged on Karl’s writing a couple of times here, but the guy is brilliant–and, as I’ve also said before, he’s a great, great man, which you can see if you’ve followed him for many years.

        • Hereward the Woke June 22, 2023 at 9:56 am #

          He says a lot of sense, but he has the bloggers’ fatal flaw: he cannot accept any criticism. I got sick of his swearing and blustery threats to “ban hammer” anyone who disagreed with him.

  82. tom clark June 20, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

    Order me up a MATA bumper sticker: Make America THINK Again.

  83. Q. Shtik June 20, 2023 at 11:41 pm #

    Today’s Peter happenings:

    Bo had to be up early to get Peter to the skin doctor by 8:30 for Mohs surgery (removal of an area of skin cancer). This one was on his left thigh. Another one done a week ago was on his neck. Both were about the area of a quarter or a half dollar.

    They returned home a little before 11 AM. I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the paper. Peter came dashing and stumbling and bouncing off the walls and door jams in a rush to make it to the bathroom behind where I sat. Bo entered the kitchen at a normal pace and debriefed me wordlessly on the mornings events by simply rolling her eyes back in her head.

    Bo had coffee while we waited the better part of half an hour for Peter to emerge. This was a bad sign. Long story short…yep he shit himself. The shit-filled Depends adult diapers were stuffed into a small plastic bathroom waste basket. He was carrying his shoes. “Why did you take off your shoes?” Bo asked. His face registered bewilderment, then annoyance as he replied “How should I know?” And I countered with “Who would know better than you?” These kind of conversations lead nowhere with Peter.

    Bo’s main concern was that Peter had not wiped his ass properly and was now inside his pants without a diaper on. Later as I thought about the unexplained removal of his shoes I came up with a working theory. “Hey Bo, maybe he pissed on or in his shoes. Next time you’re up on the third floor see if his shoes are wet.”

    Next up was a call to the Medicaid office during which we learned that the application to get Peter on Medicaid had been declined because Peter has too much money, currently $13,200. That has to be spent down to no more than $2,000 to make him eligible. Once a person is declined the whole process starts over again from square one. A new long application form must be filled out and resubmitted. And by the way said Ms Pacheco, all large check and cash withdrawal amounts on bank statements must be thoroughly explained, like a cash withdrawal I saw on a statement four years ago for $5,000.” Bo complained “How do I do that when my brother can’t even remember what he had for breakfast this morning?”

    There is an element of Catch 22 to the whole Medicaid application process.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2023 at 5:11 am #

      What paper were you reading? Wall Street Journal? New York Times? Philadelphia Enquirer? New York Post? Or was it the Rutgers Daily Shopper?

      • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 10:09 am #

        That Ruckers Daily Shopper is a helluva read! Bargains galore too, most of it “just fell off a truck.”

        • elysianfield June 21, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

          Diss,
          Did you see the ad where the guy is selling slivers of the true cross? I’m interested, but $50 sounds like a lot.

          • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

            Hey, what’s a little increasingly worthless money when you can get in early on a treasured keepsake that your heirs will thank you for? Focus on long term value, Ely!

      • Q. Shtik June 21, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        What paper were you reading? – BRH

        ========

        The NYT.

        • cowbell81 June 21, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          A nice liberal rag if there ever was one. “All the news that’s fit to print” my foot.

        • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

          I thought you said you have cancelled your subscription? Did you fall back into your addiction?

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

            No, I prolly said I would cancel my subscription if it were left up to me but there’s my wife to consider. She would flip her wig.

    • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 9:22 am #

      Solutions: I’d start by putting Peter in a Tyvek disposable hazmat suit. $12.95 from Amazon. Buy a dozen.

      https://www.amazon.com/Tyvek-Disposable-Dupont-Elastic-Extra-Large/dp/B00JZZTMGY/ref=asc_df_B00JZZTMGY?tag=bngsmtphsnus-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=79852149837960&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583451676407966&psc=1

      Add the Depends diaper and a cheap white T Shirt underneath and you’ve got an all-purpose ensemble that’s reasonably fashionable, all things considered, and eminently practical.

      Then, rather than go with shoe covers, which he probably wouldn’t wear anyway, I’d go with some cheap, easy on, easy off, easy wash and wear models like these:

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08J7YDBR7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

      I’d stick with the darker colors and the easy on and off bungee cord stretch laces. Buy 4 pairs.

      Then, for major shit emergencies, the clean up would be relatively easy. Establish a location outside with access to a garden hose that’s set up for the occasion at all times, a Hazmat barrel with liner, and a wash barrel filled with water and some heavy duty laundry detergent. Strip Peter down to the buff and dispose of the diaper in the Hazmat barrel. Evaluate the Hazmat suit and place it in the wash barrel if it’s not too soiled, otherwise dispose of it in the Hazmat barrel. Same with the shoes, although they should be reusable in almost all cases. Then hose Peter down thoroughly and give him a good once over with a stiff cleaning brush and soap, prison style.

      Finally, if you’ve got a garage or an outbuilding of some sort, I’d consider moving Peter’s accommodations out there, where his environmental impact can at least be isolated from your day to day. This should give him a feeling of independence and offer at least the remote possibility that he’ll assume responsibility for his plight. Of course you’ll want to furnish it with cheap plastic or vinyl covered furniture and the like. Stuff that can be likewise drug out in the yard and hosed off if need be. Hard surfaces everywhere else. No fabrics or carpets that can be soiled and ruined.

      • beantownbill. June 21, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        Dis, you may be on to something. Around my way we have mobile pet grooming trucks. You could have a mobile people clean-up truck for people like Peter. All the caretaker would have to do is call you up, you’d come over with the necessary equipment and clean the mess up, including the person, thus sparing the caretaker from that nasty duty. You’d make a fortune, I think. You could have a tag line that says something like, “Dis’s mobile human clean up service. We diss the shit.

        • Jarek June 21, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

          There are services that clean up yards full of dog waste. So why not? Why the hell not?

          It could still bear the name of pet grooming to hide the real mission. Human dignity, and all.

        • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

          I like it Bill! From great adversity comes great opportunity!

          • Disaffected June 21, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            Dis’s Shit, Scrub, and Shine – We’ll dis ‘dat shit for ya!

            Actually, there’s similar services like that already available in big cities that specialize in murder scene cleanups and the like, but I think most are relatively low tech.