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“Joe Biden is the walking embodiment of the exhausted American Establishment. More and more people have simply lost their faith in our Ruling Class. You could scarcely have a more potent symbol of its impotence.” — Rod Dreher

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     Just before the weekend, a political prairie fire raced across a nation buffaloed, blind-sided, and buried deeply in bullshit, and the little critters who inhabit the landscape are still running around with their fur smoldering. What a surprise that “Joe Biden,” the mentally-disabled pretend-president, fell apart in the debate spotlight for all to see, like Captain Queeg in his fateful witness chair, or William Jennings Bryan at the Scopes trial (1925), or the Wizard of Oz when little Toto drew the curtain back — a brutal revelation of stark truth about how things actually are.

      Since his hiding-in-the-basement campaign in 2020 “Joe Biden’s” Party of Chaos has pretended that he is fit and alert for the job and now all of sudden they pretend to be shocked to see how far gone in the head he really is. The bullshit shovelers of the mainstream news media were especially rocked, not by the truth of the situation per se, but at being unmasked as the contemptible, confabulating tools that they’ve become. The New York Times wheeled around on a dime from their servile lionizing of the presidential hologram they helped create to its editorial board abjectly yelling for him to drop out and get gone. They were joined instantly by a long list of other opinion-shapers, campaign donors, political celebs, and Beltway players.

      Right after the debate, First lady Dr. Jill led a cheerleading session before a roomful of partisans that went beyond cringeworthy into uncharted territory of mortification. (“You were great, Joe! You answered all the questions!”). By the time the entourage moved to a pre-planned event at a nearby Atlanta Waffle House, “JB” had gone full-on zombie. If all that was intended to be reassuring, the effect was the opposite. Someone handed the blank-faced old grifter a milkshake and they beat it out of there.

Dr. Jill roaring in support of President “Joe Biden.”

     The Bidens flew off to the Hamptons Saturday to milk the showbiz cows and hedge-funders for a campaign that might not still exist. “Everyone paid in advance. . .so it could be an opportunity to encourage him to drop out,” an invited guest told a New York Post reporter. “I wanted to go and see the train wreck,” another donor said. “I’d rather choose someone from a phone book than have Biden.” That was generally the tone among the woke-gay-communist echelons all over the land — surprisingly vehement, considering that just forty-eight hours before they were all in on re-election. Some could probably see their lucrative hustles whirling around the drain, and others might fret about just how far and wide prosecutions under a Trump Attorney General might loom.

      “JB” and his family circle attempted to regroup over the weekend at Camp David where first son, Hunter (“the smartest man I know,” the president often says), led the buoying-up session, perhaps mindful of the many bank accounts set up by his lawyers in the name of Biden family members (including little grandchildren) for receipt of influence-peddling revenue gathered sedulously from entities abroad during “Joe Biden’s” post-veep high-earning years. The family emerged from that meet-up triumphantly, ready to forget the one bad evening and jump back into the election game.

      Next, the biggest Dem dawgs — Obama, Schumer, Pelosi — stepped up with fulsome support for “Joe Biden” continuing to steer the party’s war canoe straight over Niagara Falls on November 5th. What possesses them? Misguided love for the monster they created? Fear of being called out as traitorous liars? Desperation to preserve the gigantic racketeering operation of the party they lead, with consideration for their big cuts of the action? Or are they just determined to complete the job of wrecking our country?

     And where was She-Whose-Turn-It-Is, HRC, the only possible replacement candidate with name-recognition and no ruined state hanging over her as is the case with Newsom, Pritzker, and Whitmer (California, Illinois, Michigan)?  Mrs. Clinton has so far stayed out of it, laying low, probably thinking that the party poohbahs will eventually have to come around to seeing she’s the obvious viable alternative. Since the Clinton Foundation bought and paid for the DNC some time ago, she might be able to get the nominating machinery lined up in her direction. There are myriad problems, for sure, with many state election laws that discourage switching-out a nominee who has already captured a winning share of party convention delegates — but Norm Eisen, Marc Elias, and the Lawfare gang are already tasked to that set of problems now that their work is done cobbling together all those janky court cases to hamstring Mr. Trump.

     We enter high summer with countless consequential things afoot. A grand new momentum is expressing itself throughout Western Civ against the Globalist insanity. Sunday, Marine LePen’s National Rally (RN) thrashed President Macron’s Renaissance Party, a shock equal to the “Joe Biden” debate fiasco here. British elections follow Thursday July 4, with PM Rishi Sunak sucking wind and Nigel Farage’s Reform UK Party ascending rapidly. Sunday July 7 France’s runoff election happens. A widened war threatens the Middle East as Iran and Turkey line up with Hezbollah in Lebanon against Israel. Ukraine cries for a negotiated settlement with no help from our own State Department. ISIS terrorists (among many other dangerous cadres) circulate on-the-loose around the USA, ready and able to perp atrocities.

     Still hanging over the “Joe Biden” crisis — and it is a crisis — is the question as to how somebody no longer capable of leading a party in an election can also be capable of leading the executive branch of the USA as Commander-in-Chief. That quandary has been shoved aside for the moment but it still lurks ominously in the background.

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704 Responses to “Surprise, Surprise!”

  1. docmartin July 1, 2024 at 9:32 am #

    Oh come on Mr K!! Everything is scripted . The real PTB PURPOSELY under medicated Joe. The MSM were all instructed in their faux surprise at his incompetence. For someone who purposely uses obscure and sophisticated wordage you sure be naive.

    Doc — I’m getting a little tired of know-it-all smug, paranoid cynicism like yours. — JHK-Admin

    • Bill of Rights July 1, 2024 at 9:44 am #

      I agree. Trump seems smart, but I don’t understand how he could help the Left remove their weakest candidate from the campaign by agreeing to this pre-convention debate. I see another win for the Blob this year, and more nails in the coffin of our “democracy”.

      • benr July 1, 2024 at 9:50 am #

        We don’t have a Democracy.

        We have a Representative REPUBLIC.

        • Bill of Rights July 1, 2024 at 10:00 am #

          That’s what the quotation marks are for. (I’m like you, always pointing this out, especially the last few years)

          I hope our representatives work harder to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”” as required in the Constitution’s preamble.

          • benr July 1, 2024 at 10:06 am #

            Sorry I saw the quotation marks but this Democracy narrative is pushed so much it really is annoying how many people don’t know the difference.

        • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:11 am #

          Right now, we have Clown World.

          • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:30 pm #


            Right on, and that is makes is so disconcerting. I think that the Clown leaders might do something rash to either 1) create chaos to trash the place for the incoming President Trump, or 2) JFK him.

            An accident, of course.

        • tlauria July 1, 2024 at 10:30 am #

          We HAD a representative republic but, not heeding Mr. Franklin’s warning, lost it.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:54 am #

            The end of that Republic began when Andy Jackson used the Presidency to make himself a multi-millionaire. The official end came when Abe Lincoln made war on the southern states so the northern states could continue to collect their monies paid by the southern states as required by the Morrill tariff.

            I feel blessed, however, to live at the tail end of it all. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, well, it was a good time. Now, as I begin my twilight years, I get to watch it finally come apart.

          • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

            Sad to hear. Are you sure? He not only a soldier but a duelist, a man of great personal courage who brought his ferocity to bear against the Banker scum.

            Trump’s favorite president. A vehement opponent of racial equality, he admitted spiritual equality at the level of the individual. His last words to his family and slaves gathered around his bedside: I will see you all, Black and White, in Heaven.

            Damn you if you are right. I take that back.

        • steppingup July 1, 2024 at 11:25 am #

          We have a Constitutional Republic based on the Rule Of Law, supposedly….LOL !!!!!!

          • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

            Nope. That’s a cover, a veneer. They rule via people like that. Who? The Plutocrats. We live in a Plutocracy.

          • wokethis July 1, 2024 at 7:16 pm #

            steppingup I think you meant “rules based order”…

          • hortonz July 6, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            From the Globe and Mail, the Official Voice of the Canadian Blob comes this from Lawrence Martin: “Liberals and Democrats now have no excuse to be rid of the Prime Minister and President. Loyalty to the leader is not owed, not to someone who showed himself as incapacitated as did Mr. Not to someone like Mr. Trudeau who has already been in office nine years and has completely worn out his welcome.” Why did the Blob wait this long to realize the con game it was playing on American and Canadian voters was over long ago?

          • hortonz July 6, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            From the Globe and Mail, the Official Voice of the Canadian Blob comes this from Lawrence Martin: “Liberals and Democrats now have no excuse to be rid of the Prime Minister and President. Loyalty to the leader is not owed, not to someone who showed himself as incapacitated as did Mr. Not to someone like Mr. Trudeau who has already been in office nine years and has completely worn out his welcome.” Why did the Blob wait this long to realize the con game it was playing on American and Canadian voters was over long ago?

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:44 am #

          We have a quasi-Marxist oligarchy.

          • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

            Or a full-on Marxist oligarchy poorly disguised and with teenage intelligence.

            Climate change.

        • hmuller July 1, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

          Use the label you like. Whatever we now have – it ain’t good.

        • loosethedogs July 1, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

          benr, question: what was the Roman Empire considered to be AFTER they opened their gates to the barbarians? That’s pretty much where the UZOG is right now.

      • Alfred July 1, 2024 at 10:04 am #

        Steve Bannon suggested that Trump did this for the good of the country. That, despite the political risks, he agreed to the debate and the format to expose demented ole China Joe to the electorate.

        Like many, however I don’t believe they are really surprised, but I do think he’s deteriorating faster than they planned, and previously confident (arrogant) they could stage manage the rest of his term.

        That seems like a bridge too far, and so now they’re scrambling to fix the plan. A man about to be removed for mental capacity cannot sign-off on the long list of pardons they want to put in front of him.

        President Harris is waiting in the wings. (ha, ha, ha, ha).

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:25 am #

          Report came out that Harris will inherit the Biden war chest if he is moved aside.

          That woman is incapable of running for president.

          • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:29 am #

            So is Biden. Your point is?

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:42 am #

            My point is , the Dems are f*&ked. Remember the Mob is behind the war chest. If we want the Deep State to be decreased in power, then KH is a Godsend.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:51 am #

            Harris will be no worse than Biden.

          • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

            The same junta that is running things with Biden as their front/puppet will just as easily keep running things with Kamala Harris as their front/puppet.

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            God help us with her at the helm.

          • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            No, Tuco, she won’t really be at the helm. Those behind her will be. The same ones behind Biden.

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:44 am #

          You know, he moves more like someone who has Parkinson’s rather than outright dementia.

          • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

            Plenty of people have Parkinson’s without dementia.

          • Ishabaka July 1, 2024 at 7:09 pm #

            Dementia with Lewy Bodies has dementia with some Parkinsonian features. Unlike Parkinson’s Disease, tremor is less prominent. Biden has bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability – all Parkinsonian features, without apparent tremor (or at least, I haven’t seen it).

        • Vegan Shark July 1, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

          Almost everything I could say about the Biden Debacle has been said here and elsewhere, so I won’t try everyone’s patience by piling on. But one aspect of the surrealistic folly of the “debate” has been surprisingly overlooked.

          I’m old enough to remember at least scraps of presidential candidates’ debates going back to Kennedy vs. Nixon. (Yeah, I know: old.) Now, here’s the shot. Until 2016, a certain decorum was preserved. The candidates’ talking points may have been superficial or dull, but even when they got a little intense they maintained a patina of graciousness.

          Trump vs. She Whose Turn It Was began the dissolution of that. But even the 2016 madcap serenade didn’t sink to the bottom-fishing we witnessed last week.

          The contenders for the highest office in the land arguing about their respective golf handicaps? Maybe it was facetious or an attempt to introduce a bit of lightness in the proceedings, but it came off as juvenile.

          The simulacrum of the U.S. president accusing his rival of having it off with a prostitute was gross. Can you imagine FDR or Eisenhower or even the snake LBJ saying such a thing with the eyes of the nation focused on him? The Founders like Washington and Jefferson would have promptly washed their hands of the new country they’d helped to birth.

          One has to wonder what the second debate, if it occurs, will bring. Biden and Trump arguing about whose dick is longer? Don’t bet against it.

          • River July 1, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

            Vegan: Hopefully it’s just the pendulum swinging a bit further into incivility before we start returning to a time of more decorum. After all, the Woke movement appears dead in the water and Project 2025 to be gaining ground – very good signs and not a moment too soon!

            I’m sorry to say that I’m not as civil as during my younger days (at which time I naively believed that most people were kind and good). Though in some ways I consider my current curmudgeonly attitude an advantage, especially during these days of ‘neurological warfare’ when it pays to be skeptical and unwilling to acquiesce at every turn.

          • stoneyhonestman July 1, 2024 at 7:30 pm #

            @Vegan Shark:

            Sorry to tell you this, but Biden wins that one. I have it good authority from an Obama insider.

            Don’t even try to picture that.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

        The most pathetic thing in this farce is that Joe Biden IS their strongest candidate.

        Name one stronger! I dare you, you dog-faced pony soldier!

        • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 11:41 am #

          –Big Smile–

          You tell ’em, Paula!

          Don’t take any malarkey!
          Take ’em out behind the gymnasium!

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:45 am #


        • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

          Paula, you’re right; and that’s scary!

          A nation led by children. I hope that they don’t do something childish when they know that they can’t win (even by cheating).

          And they got nukes…

        • wokethis July 1, 2024 at 7:27 pm #

          350 million people and these two assholes are the best the country has to offer??? Good grief…

      • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 11:44 am #

        I fully expect them to run Biden, elect him by fraud they won’t even bother to even, and install him with a “Wataya gonna do about it?”

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:46 am #

          Of course they will. There really isn’t anyone else they can run at this juncture. The others simply don’t have enough “curb appeal” if I may use that term.

          • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 11:57 am #

            There’s Kennedy, but I think they’d rather take their chances with ol’ Joe. I don’t think Kernnedy’s on board with their plans for domination. of the smoldering wreck of a world they seem to have planned.

        • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 11:46 am #

          fraud they wont even bother to conceal.

          • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

            draupnir, Kennedy wants to eviscerate the MIC by cutting the military budget 50%, bring the troops home from the 800 US military bases NOT on US soil and then root out all the retired flag officers from defense contractor roles which would effectively gut a large part of the CIA.

            This is exactly why the media portrays him as a villain and/or a kook with worms in his brain. Tells you who owns the media…

          • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

            Besides that, there is also a recent book published. It’s apparently a history detailing his cruelty towards, and abuse of, his first wife. It claims he drove her to suicide, alleging she found his diary listing all the women he’d been cheating with and rating them on a 1-10 scale. It claims he stopped paying her maintenance and child support after their divorce, leaving her to beg her friends for gas money and groceries. When she died, he allegedly fought her family over her body so he could bury her in the Kennedy family plot, then dug her up some time later, without any sort of legal appproval, to plant her 700 feet away, alone on a hill overlocking an industrial park–a particularly petty and vindictive move, if true (she was the mother of his children). I’m waiting to see if he sues for libel, but the Kennedy men aren’t noted as stellar husband material, so I might be waiting a long time.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

            Yeah, that sounds totally believable.

            And THEN do you know what he did? He hired prostitutes to pee on her grave.

            That’ll be in the revised edition, but you heard it here first!

          • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 7:49 pm #

            draupnir, Allow me to quote the philosopher Rory Gallagher:

            Feed those lies
            Bend those minds at any price
            Far or fair
            As long as he’s not there election time

            Rory Gallagher from the song Smear Campaign

          • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            Pee on her grave? Impossible, because we know people aren’t that petty. Would never accuse a president of having prostitutes pee on him. Would never charge a family for the bullet that they killed their husband or son with.

            Believe Paula!

        • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

          Like Caligula and the horse he made Senator. Whatcha gonna do about it?

        • hmuller July 1, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

          Remember the Biden inauguration Jan. 20, 2021?

          A few hundred VIP guests at the Capitol Building, 30,000 troops in the streets. No crowds of well wishers.

          It sure looked like a military coup. And like all good banana dictatorships, they said the display of armaments was directed at “the enemies of democracy”.

          • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

            We’re the enemies of democracy and don’t you forget it for a moment. I wonder if they’re getting the FEMA camps ready in prepartion for rounding us up if there’s any serious challenge.

      • malthuss July 1, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

        I bought JJ Carrell’s book, “Invaded”, last year, and it’s incredible. He was with the United States Border Patrol for twenty four years, so he’s an expert on what’s going on. He’s done several interviews on other channels, so look for him. God help our beloved count

      • GoldenRoad July 4, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

        Trump seems smart? Compared to Biden or MTG maybe.

    • John K July 1, 2024 at 9:58 am #

      Agree. Note how quickly and unanimously the media narrative changed, and how “down the middle” CNN moderators played the debate–instead of leaning hard on Trump and enabling Biden. Also the fact that there has never been a debate before the conventions (to my knowledge). If they did this in Sept/Oct, the Dems wouldn’t have time to push a Plan B.

    • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:10 am #

      We are watching the power struggle between Proponents of the Meat Puppet and his family, and the rest of the DNC, the US government, the American public and the world in general.

      And Hillary is conspicuously absent. Is she being discreet, or has she been shown the door?

      Vladimir Putin is primly sticking to his own business and not trying to take advantage of US political insanity. China, however is not, and neither are the non-Christian nations.

      Trump is like Putin, minding his own business. This must puzzle the DNC. In spite of their best efforts, Trump is winning everything.

      Watching history in action, living through it, is not pleasant.

      I don’t think Biden was under-medicated. These are drugs, not miracles, with degenerative side effects, and senility is a degenerative, escalating disease itself.

      Biden has gone over the cliff and the ground is approaching fast. Unlike the wily coyote, though, Biden’s not coming back for more.

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        Excellent analysis. It sure is entertaining to behold, for sure. I would actually be enjoying it if it was so terrifying at the same time.

        • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 11:45 am #

          Thank you, kind sir!

          There’s talk of Biden getting JFK’d, which would solve the candidacy problem, but frankly, the whole family should be persecuted for the coup.

          • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            I think you mean prosecuted, not persecuted.

        • Grandpa July 1, 2024 at 7:14 pm #

          Cank, here’s what’s terrifying – every leader of everywhere that is potentially our enemy, saw what we saw. From the time our warning systems detect a launch “we” have about six minutes. Just who makes the decision to…

      • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:52 am #

        Hillary, there is an unwritten political rule to not back former losers.

        Biden and medication

        Look up sundowner’s disorder, a common dementia symptom. A loss of cognitive ability after “sundown”.

        I saw lots of this in the hospital among the elderly turning perfectly normal folks during the day into whack jobs at night.

        It has been six months since the SOTU, comparisons are worthless.

        After awhile, it is a fact that the psyche drugs used for dementia lose their effect.

        So, if sanity prevails, someone should be analyzing Biden’s behavior and performance and its potential decline and quit listening to the SOC (shrew in charge).

        • Organist1022 July 1, 2024 at 11:05 am #

          The guy that was able to ride the mountain bike might have been the one at the SOTU podium. Extremely controlled situation.

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:48 am #

            Well, they all have body doubles.

        • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 6:03 pm #

          “Hillary, there is an unwritten political rule to not back former losers.”

          Nixon broke that rule. Any rule that Nixon can break, the Hildebeast can break.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        I had no idea what you meant by “China not minding their own business”, so I looked it up.
        Here is what they had to say.
        ”As US President Joe Biden’s “disastrous” performance at the Thursday debate sparked Democratic nominee replacement discussion, Chinese experts said this reflects public concerns about the aging of US presidential candidates, as well as the deep-seated contradictions in the US between the elites and the general public.

        Divisions within the Democratic Party are anticipated to deepen with the upcoming presidential election and the potential for Biden’s performance to deteriorate, experts said…….

        Regardless of potential candidate changes, the lack of vitality in US rigid politics are unlikely to undergo significant changes. Gerontocracy poses great uncertainty and risks for both domestic and foreign affairs of the US, as Washington’s decision-making may become fragmented and the risks faced by the US government may also increase, Lü Xiang, a research fellow of US studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Sunday. ”

        Did you expect them not to report on the DNC insurrection? I have no idea what you are talking about.

    • ajoy July 1, 2024 at 10:53 am #

      Everything is scripted bs on the tel-LIE-vision lol

    • hortonz July 1, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      ” Just before the weekend, a political prairie fire raced across a nation buffaloed, blind-sided, and buried deeply in bullshit, and the little critters who inhabit the landscape are still running around with their fur smoldering.” Is there a better description for the chaos engulfing all the nations that collectively make up the West? It’s the young who are the real losers in all this anomie, Whether it’s the young families who are finding themselves priced out of the housing market that has seen prices on two-bedroom wartime houses climb to half a million dollars to new college graduates who are faced with living in their parents’ basement or a tent because monthly rent on a one-bedroom goes for three figures, we are in deep doo doo.

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:50 am #

        As long as most or all of the democrat faithful insist everything is hunky dory and this is the “greatest economy” this country has ever seen, yada yada yada.

      • elysianfield July 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        …monthly rent on a one bedroom goes for three figures?

        Out here on the Left Coast (the best coast), four figures would not be uncommon.

        • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

          You mean the coast that will be submerged when the Cascadia fault splits even more?

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

            Yes, the resulting tsunami would reach to Vancouver, I read.

        • hortonz July 1, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

          Everything the Left touches turns to shit. Look at Canada’s third-largest city Calgary. They’ve been without drinking water for two or three weeks because the incompetent DEI Mayor thinks too many white men are the cause of the city’s problems, It takes time to hire and train a diverse work force to fix the city’s water woes.

          • hmuller July 1, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

            How can you selfishly put your need to drink water ahead of social justice?!

          • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

            We got a bunch of illegals who would love living in Calgary! Well, maybe not….

          • taijitu July 1, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

            Was it DEI or sabotage?

    • Cactus Girl July 1, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

      @docmartin: I agree. They obviously set him up for a fall, so they could have an excuse to whack him. “Oh no, when did Joe get so bad! We had NO idea!”

      Funny thing is, he actally wasn’t all that bad. For Joe, that is. I mean, we’ve all seen him a lot worse. He never even asked for icecream!

    • Ishabaka July 1, 2024 at 7:15 pm #

      When deciding whether to bet on a vast conspiracy of masterminds, or simple human stupidity and incompetence, stupidity and incompetence is the winning bet 99 times out of 100.

    • Chris Case July 2, 2024 at 1:27 am #

      JHK’s virtuosity with language is an asset as a writer, but naturally resented by the vocabulary-challenged.

  2. NickelthroweR July 1, 2024 at 9:34 am #


    I’m convinced that the debate was a coup attempt. Sadly, (for them) the coup wasn’t thought out very well when people started asking the most obvious questions – if not fit for re-election, how is he fit to run the country now? Who is running the country? and other questions the deep state was unprepared to answer.

    Notice how quickly the script is switching back again.

    I believe that Suddenly will overcome Sleepy Joe and the doctors will be baffled.

    • benr July 1, 2024 at 9:43 am #

      To think we had a poster here who told us we were all wrong about Joe.
      This no it all no nothing assured us we were wrong and then he disappeared.
      Years of lying about democrat positions and from a foreigner no less.
      So amazed all the foreigners who think they know what is going on in a land thousands of miles away because they read the news and have visited a couple of times.

      • benr July 1, 2024 at 9:44 am #

        Know it all know nothing!

        Time for coffee.

        • SuperDave July 1, 2024 at 11:12 am #

          Maybe you meant

          No, he is fine
          No, he is not demented
          No, he has firm grasp on reality
          and No, he can handle to the nuclear codes

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:48 am #

        Everyone thinks they know it all and that they’re an expert on every matter.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

        Reagan wasn’t up for the job either, at least not in his second term. But even if he was, how much real control did he really have? His whole cabinet was CFR – he wasn’t.

        • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

          However, Nancy did an excellent job during his second term. Dr. Jill, not so much. She is the one who really gives me the shivers. With all their ill-gotten gains, you’d think she could affort a stylist to tone down her abominal taste in clothes. She’s just gauche. Not even Meghan Markle dresses so badly.

          • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 4:31 pm #

            abominable taste in clothes.

    • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:19 am #

      A coup by who? The Deep State and the Globalists have no alternate candidate. They aren’t pushing for anyone but Joe. They boxed themselves in.

      Trump doesn’t need a coup. He has a candidacy and real public support.

      There are feeble attempts to promote RFK Jr, but that’s not a coup. That’s a wish upon a star, and a feeble star, at that.

      • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:57 am #

        The Progressive Left has control and the mental incapacity of Biden allows that control. Yes, the Left, Left, Left has no alternatives to the Biden Mob to get their way.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

        No, they’re doing something. They had the debate early so they could make a switch – a relatively real debate mind you. Same questions and treatment to both. Fair, unlike the previous ones.

        The deep Deeps may want Trump at this point, who knows. He’s changed, now being just another war candidate.

      • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        How about if Trump makes RFK Jr his VP….just for fun? That’d rattle cages.

        • B_NOLA July 1, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

          Trump has the same VP problem Biden did in 2020. He has to choose someone worse than him to protect against assassination or removal.

        • River July 1, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          MiTurn: That’s the ticket I want! There would be no stopping a Trump-RFKJ ticket.
          (Though I’m pretty sure that Trump is going to win this one, anyway.)

  3. benr July 1, 2024 at 9:48 am #

    This begs the question: Could our esteemed host actually have multiple foreign and domestic intelligence agencies using socks to attempt to direct conversations away or towards sensitive subjects?

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

      George Bush Sr was televised with different colored socks repeatedly. Obviously these were coded messages.

    • draupnir July 1, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

      I once wrote a post here about China raiding North Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia and stealing young women to sell to lonely boys in the provinces, and got a short, vicious, and nasty-toned reply,from someone for whom English was a second language, asking me what business was it of mine?

  4. rudyspeaks July 1, 2024 at 9:51 am #

    My guesses (not “facts”, guesses) about the master narrative underlying this, um, “situation”: #1 If Biden DOES run, the DNC knows we’re headed for a reef, the economy: is doomed (& probably most foreign policy initiatives) and they want to hand off this mess to someone else #2 If Biden drops out as a result of an early debate, designed to facilitate a different candidate but too late for primaries, then it’s an attempt to re-run She-whose-Turn-It-Was… the only way she’d ever get back on the national ticket. I commented several days ago about how “the Hill” was suddenly all over the media! But, wait…if primaries are our 1st step in selecting a candidate, wasn’t there someone else…filling stadiums, generating such enthusiasm as to fill campaign coffers with $27 donations…offering something REAL (actual Health Care at affordable prices)? Why does no one mention Bernie? Not necessarily pick him…just MENTION him. & whom do you think would be the strongest challenger to DJT?

    • Bill of Rights July 1, 2024 at 10:19 am #

      Taylor Swift and her boyfriend maybe?

      But seriously, the republicans had the victory in the bag running against Biden. Now, any semi-charismatic blob politician will have a good chance against Trump. Add in the mail-in ballot schemes too.

      I’m praying for our nation.

      Bernie? Affordable Health Care (by central government means)? We saw Obamacare. It was good for very few but tripled premiums for very many. Many have had to drop their Blue Cross coverage and switched to christian “Health-Share” groups.

      • rudyspeaks July 1, 2024 at 10:33 am #

        ObamaCare & Single-payer are polar opposites. As the cost of life’s necessities climbs out of reach of ever-more people, the Ruling Gang simply shifts the payments from individuals to tax money, thereby soaking the 90% but still getting paid. Food Stamps now constitute a predictable % of retail/fast food employees’ “wages”, thus freeing up profits for the Walton stooges to gas up their Lear jets. Don’t get conned by government payments (to private corporations) trying to pass as government programs. Nations with Single payer HC pay less than half what we pay & get superior HC.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          Remember too that all these Dem programs are not on the backs of the taxpayers, that ended long ago. They do not pay any attention to the pie chart showing the percentage of the budget is covered by the taxpayers.

          Just run the fiat presses.

        • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:59 am #

          Having a for-profit health system paid for by taxes is a surefire way to have costs skyrocket.

          Look at the MIC, for an example.

          The whole damn enchilada needs to be nationalized and run not-for-profit.
          The hospitals, the clinics, the drug business (it already relies on public money to develop the new drugs, which it then monetizes), nursing homes, medical supply devices…..the whole damn thing is out of control, and needs to be nationalized.

          • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

            I don’t know about nationalized, Paula.

            What are the chances the gummint would not FUBAR the healthcare system? I have to say slim to none and slim just left town.

            I say regulate it strongly. This means prosecuting insurance, pharma and physicians who profit from killing people.

            I agree the whole damn thing is out of control but I can’t just turn it over to the gummint thinking it would be any better.

          • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

            I can’t believe there are people on this site advocating for socialized medicine. Wow. It’s like they never heard of Britsin or Canada or the Netherlands. Hello, rationing, euthanasia, and “medical assistance in dying” for depressed teenagers!

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

            The primary school system is nationalized and it ran well for decades. We have state, national, and city parks that are not-for-profit.

            Obviously, it would have to be non-profit. It is greed that usually screws up systems.

            Is that possible in this country? Maybe not. But it is glaringly obvious that the current system is gouging people until they die, because the profits are incredible.

            Canada doesn’t have nationalized health care. The UK did, and by most accounts it ran fine for decades, until the Evil Thatcher started it on its decline.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

            And regulation no longer works, either, because of the greed of the regulators.

            The FDA worked for decades, also, but it is now corrupted by corporate capture.

            You just can’t have opportunities for graft and corruption, or the greedy and corrupt will move in and take advantage of it.

          • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            Jones, the point is that the Government has to be stronger than the Corporations in order to prosecute them.

            Strict oversight, not outright control. There are good reasons for that. On the other hand, the Postal service is federal and does a great job. Full stop. The Libertarian crack heads can’t admit that. There is something deeply wrong with ideologues. Ideology is a drug you see.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

            I meant that the primary school systems were non-profit. They aren’t nationalized, although the Dept of Ed was a step in that direction.

            We already have non-profit community health centers, but they mostly focus on communicable disease and mother-baby care.

            It would be easy to expand to minor injury clinics. Most people only go to the doctor for minor injuries and illnesses for most of their lives.
            But then they suddenly have a $2,000 bill they can’t pay, and that starts them on their slide to bankruptcy,

            Great system.

          • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

            Paula, you are describing what their own documentation calls “Cradle to Grave” which is the system where they shoot babies full of “vaccines”, poison kids with fluoride, feed people carcinogens in the form of GMOs and own the apparatus by which these hapless victims are “treated.”

            The same people who give you cancer own the chemo clinics – new wing built – no waiting!

            You’re supposed to be too stupid to figure that out – what happened?

          • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

            By the way, one of my favorite musicians included a song about Maggie Thatcher on the album he recorded when he knew he was dying.

            You might like Rusty Lady by Jack Bruce. Robin Trower is on guitar…

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

            The first time I really appreciated the freedom on the internet was when Maggie died.

            All the talking heads in the US were telling us that Brits were devastated, crying in their beers, and unable to cope with the terrible, terrible gap in their lives her death left them.

            Meanwhile, my English Facebook friends were posting pictures of joyous street parties. People euphorically dancing in the streets to bands playing happy tunes, face-painting for the children, balloons and ribbons everywhere.

            Whoa! I knew the media was a biased lying sack of bastards, but to see the difference so starkly was eye-opening.

          • Ishabaka July 1, 2024 at 7:36 pm #

            Anyone who thinks greed doesn’t apply to not-for-profit enterprises has never experienced a not-for-profit enterprise.

          • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

            Explain how that works, Ish.

            How does an elementary school principal, for example, no matter how greedy, become rich from being in that position?

            I have never seen a school principal, or a sewage treatment plant director, for another example, buy mansions in Hawaii.

            You have? Do tell.

          • Qwibqwib July 4, 2024 at 2:12 am #

            They just tried to charge me $10,000 for a root canal and 2 crowns. $10K!!!!! It’s a scam. They are highway robbers enabled by the stoopid obamacrap…
            In Costa Rica the same procedure was $750…ask me how I know…

        • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

          Well, we just learned today, starting today, illegals will be eligible for free state funded health insurance. We’re talking about at least 250,000 people who have no business being here suddenly on the welfare rolls.

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

            Well, hey, hey, are we surprised? Can citizenship be far behind? Just in time for the draft, too!

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:03 am #

      #1. Damage control for 2026 and 2028

      #2. A sure win for Trump. 2016 plus 8 years of Left led, yes Trump too, government to be used against the Hill. Bernie was declared persona non gratis by the Hill in 2016 and her DNC.

      If Trump continues his attacks on the Left Deep Sate based on performance, he is a shoe-in. The Dem challenger become sacrificial as the Left goes off to develop a new raft of lies.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:56 am #

      No, the obvious choice would be RFK, Jr., and he’s actually running.

      Note how good the media is at steering the “national conversation”.

      Here we are, on a free-thinking blog, and everyone is gossiping about who might be the replacement, but no one goes outside the approved Overton Window. Talk all you want about the chances of obscure Dem governors, but by God! Don’t talk about the man who actually could win, if he wasn’t tree-in-a-forested by the Blob.

      This is how they control the country, and this is why we are so screwed.

      • messianicdruid July 1, 2024 at 2:32 pm #

        Write in Thomas Massie.

    • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

      @ rudy – the strongest challenger to DJT, since you asked, is RFK Jr.

      Imagine the response from DJT when in a public forum Kennedy asks him the following:

      If you’re against the Ukraine war, why did you send billions of dollars to Ukraine to arm them up before Putin moved a muscle?

      Which sitting president, Mr. Trump, saw fit to name swamp rat Mike Pompeo to the position of CIA Director?

      Was it the same president who sent swamp rat Pompeo to Ukraine to convince Zelensky to tear up the peace agreement he had already signed with Putin? Is that not the definition of deep-state behavior?

      What explanation can you provide for your promotion of the deep state while promising to end it?

      Trump would respond with his customary jingoistic blather and a percentage of sentient beings would realize, just as they did with Biden’s gibbering, that the joke has been on the US public the whole time and it’s time to do something different instead of repeating a behavior and expecting a different result.

      • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

        Precisely why The Blob will never let such a debate take place.

        • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          @ Heartlander – Bingo! That’s what happened with what we saw Thursday.

          RFK Jr. filed a suit against CNN explaining that by CNN’s own rules, neither Trump nor Biden was eligible for participation in the debate because they had not yet been nominated.

          CNN responded by changing the rules.

          I would pay good money to watch a debate between Bobby Kennedy and Donald Trump but as you said, not gonna happen.

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

      I think that’s the plan, to deliberately run this economy over the cliff, so to speak, with all the spending, so they can usher in CBDCs in Joe’s second term. I’m sure that’s one of the goodies awaiting us in his second term, should he get one.

  5. JoshuaThompson July 1, 2024 at 9:54 am #

    My favorite new spin is that Joe Biden is very sharp early in the day. So really all we have to do is find somebody to be president after 6 pm.

    In fairness, Joe Biden has spent a lifetime compensating for a stutter, having to stop when a word comes up he stutters over, and instantly find a synonym he can pronounce. That is heroic, but he just doesn’t have the energy to do that anymore. Even if the man can marshall his consider experience in private (and still reach the wrong foreign policy decisions), having a president who can’t speak in public is not acceptable.
    On the other hand, having a bunch of glib, overconfident Harvard and Yale alumni as the face of the country is no improvement.

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    • Land of the Banned July 1, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      6 PM? Nah, I’d back that up to noon. Give the old bird a two hour nappy and he might make it until 6:30 or 7:00 after that.

    • Vegan Shark July 1, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

      My favorite new spin is that Joe Biden is very sharp early in the day. So really all we have to do is find somebody to be president after 6 pm.

      And Joe’s handlers should insist that the next so-called debate, should it come to pass, be scheduled for 9 am (6 am California time).

  6. JimHogue July 1, 2024 at 9:59 am #

    Good point, DocMartin. Good point, NickelthroweR,
    Jim, You have gone into this already, but could you remind us who among the deep state traitors is keeping the war going in Ukraine? I say deep state because there is still a consensus among the Democrat bobbleheads and the Republican bobbleheads that the war should continue, and the MSM war-mongers are still floating the same lies.
    The debate was allowed to happen, obviously, to pave the way for Joe’s exit. The media whores are on salary to pretend that they were surprised. The brain-dead woke supporters of Joe must now be silent.
    Bobby must remain excluded (as was Ron Paul years ago) despite his qualifications.
    Do you see any prospect for prosecutions among the traitors at the top?

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      Deep State. Traitors?

      Look for the money, who benefits from the Ukraine war?

      The MIC but even more the Biden family and mob. Loss of Ukraine is a disaster for Joe et al.

      Think about the potential loss of Ukraine into the Russian sphere, maybe BRICS++++? Europe finally tells the USA to eff off and sidles up to Russia to join the EU. The ramifications of that will rewrite global power. BRICS+++++ is winning everywhere.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

      I take the coup against Joe, and the resignation of Sunak, and upcoming resignation of Macron, and the 180 of Zelensky, as a sign that the Blob realizes they can’t “win” in Ukraine.

      They are down to almost the Last Ukrainian and the remaining potential body baggers are hiding, running, and fighting the recruiters.

      Citizens in occupied Odessa and Kharkov are helping the Russians by pointing out conglomerations of NATO mercenaries.

      No way they can keep this up until November.

      I think they have decided to drop the “brave Ukrainians fighting off the shovel-wielding Russians” narrative.
      They will switch to terrorism, which they’ve already started, and they will focus on the Stans to overthrow Russia.

      Biden, Jill, and the rest of the family, are too deep in the grifting to go along with the new plan, so they have to go.

      They’ll let Trump win, call it a triumph of democracy, and a proof that there is no vote rigging here in the Land Of The Free.
      Then they can blame the “loss” of Ukraine on Trump and move on to starting a war with China.
      Or maybe Iran.

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

        That’s a real possibility, to put Trump in the no-win position Biden’s in, especially now that the house has passed a draft resolution and the illegals and transgenders are going to get slaughtered on the battlefield in the war Joe’s gonna get us into.

  7. Land of the Banned July 1, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    It might all be pure spectacle, but damn is it compelling! Pass the popcorn!

    • malthuss July 1, 2024 at 10:13 am #

      do you mean revolting?

      • Land of the Banned July 1, 2024 at 10:46 am #

        That’s what makes it so riveting. It’s all about the show!

        • malthuss July 1, 2024 at 10:55 am #

          If I were on the Titanic as it sunk, I would not be laughing.

          WW3 SOON?

          • Land of the Banned July 1, 2024 at 11:02 am #

            Could be. But what are we the little people to do about it? Laughter is the best medicine.

          • Land of the Banned July 1, 2024 at 11:03 am #

            Don’t let the bastards get you down.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:15 am #

            Nope. Why? We are self destructing. Just sit back and watch and laugh.

            Look at Europe right now, becoming more right and nationalistic. Trump is the same move. BRICS+++++ is based on national integrity, each country with its own currency and autonomy. If the USA tries to hold of BRICS+++++, it will lose, with all of us feeling the loss.

            It pisses me off to see a East Coast Mob destroy the goodness of the people of the country, or what used to be goodness.

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 11:56 am #

            They know they’re running out of time. Judgment looms ahead and they know it, they can see it, they can feel it, and they have miles to go and a lot of things to do before it gets here, but they don’t know when it’s gonna come, so they have to be ready for it at all times. Under the money and the glamour and the glitz and McMansions, this is how they really live.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

            It won’t be funny when we the little people no longer have anything to eat and have to start eating each other.

            I enjoy watching the lunatics and the show they are putting on but in the end this shit show will effect each and every one of us in a very intense manner.

            Won’t be funny when that happens.

          • Qwibqwib July 4, 2024 at 2:27 am #

            😀 😉 :'( 😛

          • Qwibqwib July 4, 2024 at 2:29 am #

            o.0 >:o 8|

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  8. fugeguy July 1, 2024 at 10:17 am #

    Maybe it was all a ruse. Joe shows up to the next debate, fogs a mirror and screams at Trump to get off his lawn.

    Then we get the ultimate series of msm pieces on the comeback of Ole Joe and how he is the sharpest tackity tack ever.

  9. vengeur July 1, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    This debate was never supposed to happen. The geniuses in the Biden campaign were sure that Trump would never accept the conditions they imposed , with a Trump haters like Tapper “moderating” . Their arena, their rules, their questions. A stacked deck. They really thought they couldn’t lose . All this talk about the Dems wanting to torpedo Biden is ridiculous. This was pure miscalculation and incompetence by the Dems.

    • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:25 am #

      Exactly. That’s been their modus operendi all along. They try to be cute, and clever and devious, and the results are all the opposite.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

      You are being misled. Biden was no worse than usual. The only thing that changed was the media spin, and it was immediate and across the board. Even the UK and Germany chimed in on the pile-on.

      You seriously chalk that up to “incompetence”????

      • vengeur July 1, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

        Absolutely. Only a monumentally incompetent team could miscalculate so horrendously and get roped into a nationally televised “debate” knowing full well that their candidate has dementia.

        • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

          The media has hidden the dementia of their candidate for four years. Do you actually think that Biden didn’t show signs of dementia before this? Of course he did.
          Up until Thursday night the media ignored it, denied it, and told people who mentioned it that they were right wing domestic terrorists who were falling for deep fakes. Why would the Biden team think that anything would be different this time?

          They obviously had no clue that the knives were going to come out at this late point.

          • vengeur July 4, 2024 at 7:20 pm #

            You totally missed the point.

      • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

        I think Biden was as good as he could be.

        They didn’t want to risk his eye(s) filling with blood on camera as happened previously so his handlers dosed him as much as they thought safe and turned him loose to either comport himself as a president or embarrass himself as an incoherent basket case.

        Van Jones and Navarro proclaimed their undying love and support for the ‘resident.

        Alex Jones and his ilk claimed unmitigated victory for the dazzling brilliance of Trump.

        • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 12:46 pm #

          C.O., I like reading your posts, you seem to have a clear grasp of what is going on.

  10. Jimpa July 1, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    No mention of July 11th when Trump gets sentenced? What will it be?
    House arrest? Ankle bracelet? Rikers island? Trump telling the judge to go to hell?

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    • Demeter July 1, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Supreme Court telling judge to go to hell. Whenever they get around to it.

      Honestly, they have a lot to answer for. There’s deliberation, there’s arguments, and then there’s abject stupidity.

    • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      My vote would be house arrest with an ankle bracelet. But with the State Attorney’s General now telling the Federal Government what to do, hey, who knows.

  11. oldandtired July 1, 2024 at 10:18 am #

    Our host’s next book may very well be “The Long Insanity”.

  12. JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:31 am #

    Dreher’s prediction was made years ago by our mentor. The loss of control by the Deep State, and other governmental agencies was predicted in the Long Emergency and narrated in WMBH. The basic case is not the people involved but the loss of resources and the global competition that the USA will lose over time. BRICS++++++ formation will greatly accelerate the decline of control and the rise of lawlessness.

    I have watched Yellen et al react with indignation at the thought that the dollar is not supreme any more. Like Biden’s lies, she and they have no choice but to defend the limp state the USA is devolving into.

    • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

      As Ann Barnhardt often says, evil MAKES people stupid.

  13. JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

    Just announced that Trump has immunity for all his official acts in his presidency. Goodbye, Jack Smith, go back to ambulance chasing.

    However, does this free up future presidents to do what they want, without worrying about the legal aspects? I see a consolidation of power centering on the president and his EO notepad and the legislature losing power. Does this actually move us toward one man rule? Is this a potential win for the forces pushing one man socialist control?

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 10:39 am #

      One thing this may stop is the Jack Smith DOJ Merrick Garland ability to take a former president and “frame” him for his actions in office for political purposes.

    • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:41 am #

      The Legislature, which, by the way, is the sovereign under our now defunct Constitution. That legislature has pissed away all of its authority. Now they are nothing more than a club of political hacks who have no desire to do anything other than collect bribes from the lobbyists while they hold “committee” meetings and watch three nasty skanks argue over eye lashes and body image.

      We are ripe for a strong man to come in and, just like Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars, eliminate the Senate or, as we know it, the Congress. All he has to do is state that the damned body is as useless and ineffective as a Carbon Tax is to cleaning the air.

      Ironically, not one of the 535 Senators and Representatives give a shit. They all know they are set for life as long as they vote the way the party bosses tell them to vote.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

        Exactly. Trump could have done it but he’s a fraud. He was just pretending to be a great lover of America, a true Fascist. He’s all about himself and imagery, not reality. In reality, he’s in with the Globalists even if he has moments where he wishes he was a real boy.

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

          Trump’s biggest weaknesses are his ego and his desire to be liked.

          As I have mentioned before, Mr. Trump will not tackle the real issues where the solutions are quite simple.

          Inflation……eliminate the Fed, stop printing money, balance the budget. Won’t happen.

          Deficit……close down all of the foreign military bases, cut military spending by 80%, use funds to balance budget, shore up SS and Medicare. Won’t happen.

          Immigration…..put the new repatriated military on the border with orders to shoot any who attempt to cross. Sure, a few idiots will die but the message will soon be learned. Won’t happen.

          Reducing Government…..if it isn’t expressly permitted by the Constitution, eliminate it. EPA? Gone. CIA? Gone. Education? Gone. HHS? Gone. Give all of those employees a year’s severance and shut it down. Won’t happen.

          Trump won’t do any of these things.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

            Inflation. Cannot happen, it would collapse the economy.

            Deficit. Cut military spending, another way to collapse the economy, pull USA troops from overseas? How about WW3 as the way for the power merchants to fill the voids?

            Immigration. 1,2 and 3, build the damned wall to facilitate the border patrols ability to maintain its watch, Bring back all the EOs that Biden negated, start deporting immigrants without papers, verify citizenship on all ballots, and put a military presence on the border.

            Reducing government. Just before he lost, Trump was putting into place a plan to de-centralize the bureaucracy with the first department affected being Interior, He wanted to move it to. Kansas City I believe. remember that the culture of the bureaucracy it to perpetuate itself. EPA gone, Education gone, CIA, still needed but limit to overseas, HHS, limited to citizens only, illegals not applicable, FBI de-politicized.

            Remember that the number one job of the Dems right now is to prevent Trump from running, starting PDQ as their options evaporate, it will be to block everything that he wants to do to reduce government. The way to help him, give him a anti- Deep State Congress, especially the House.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 6:13 pm #

            The solutions are simple, JohnAZ. I didn’t say they wouldn’t be painful.

            You can make excuses why it can’t be done as the trillions of new debt continue to mount.

            One way or another, it will be done. The American empire is over and Mr. Trump isn’t going to save it.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

      To quote our host “Surprise, surprise”.

      Again, in less than a week, the Blob is clearing the way, and laying out a red carpet, for the triumphant Return of Trump.

      And the people celebrate, for Justice has triumphed!

      Sure, dudes.

      • C.O.Jones July 1, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

        Yeah, Paula – with all the pomp and circumstance of a pro wrestling entrance into the ring…

        Cue the band – play Hail To the Chief LOUD. Make sure Trump is looking toward the heavens as he one steps and pauses, one step and pause with cape trailing behind him, arms folded, scepter in hand, crown firmly affixed to his head with tape, lips pursed, eyes squinting almost shut while his sycophants swoon and ooh and ahh.

        Ohh, the pageantry.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

          Number one, make sure his statement about the inaugural crowd is criticized and hold a pussy hat parade. Just like 2017.

        • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

          “Hail to the Chief”? How about “Gonna Fly Now”? Trump doing his best Rocky Balboa, all sweated up in his American flag silk boxers, throwing his cape off as he dances lightly into the ring, smacking his gloved fists together.

          In the other corner, the evil Ayatollah, green of face, wrapped in black, glaring malevolently like a villain in a Popeye cartoon…

      • Jimpa July 1, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

        Trump is getting sentenced on the 11th. That will be something!

    • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

      This Supreme Court decision is NOT as cut-and-dry as many folks on our side (and the other side, for that matter) are making it out to be. Trump (and we) are not nearly out of the woods yet on this.
      Here’s one lawyer’s analysis (yes, Ace of Spades is a lawyer):

  14. Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

    Excellent write up and analysis of the situation, JHK. I still think they are going to run with “Joe Biden” which is really a Jill Biden – Barak Obama Presidency.

    As bad as Biden is, the reason I have little hope for America at this time is, in spite of what was revealed at the debate last Thursday, there are still Americans who will vote for the brain dead house plant. Mostly, black people and single affluent white women. They don’t care that the man should be licking ice cream in an assistant living center for dementia patients. I have personally read their comments on X and other places demonstrating this.

    How do we get past an electorate that thinks like this?

    As I have said many times before. Americans still have plenty of money. Things just aren’t bad enough yet to force these mental deviants to re-think their actions. I shudder when I consider how bad things must get to make people stop and consider their manners of thinking and operating.

    Thanks for the Monday analysis. Love it.

    • ajoy July 1, 2024 at 11:06 am #

      I agree, but unfortunately I know many who still
      Support JB and they are not white wealthy single woman but most certainly LIV and View watchers 🙁

    • izzy July 1, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

      Maybe I’m just living in a west coast cultural bubble, but I can say with great certainty a lot of white males in this area are still shrieking like MSNBC affiliates. It’s mind-boggling. TDS might be a terminal condition.

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

        It’s sad, isn’t it? I heard the other day that today’s men have half the testosterone their fathers and grandfathers had, largely attributable to the food and hormones in the water.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

        Those who wear skinny jeans and who accept their second status relative to women and minorities.

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

          Metrosexuals and beta males.

          • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:48 pm #

            Hey, that guy works at my local grocery store! We must live in the same town. He sports long purple paste-on nails.

          • messianicdruid July 1, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

            More likely Gammas.

            “How these poor angry souls don’t see their own emotional projection is beyond me or any normal man, but it’s clear that somehow, they don’t. But it does make it clear why the unspeakable megalomania and grandiose rantings of a diseased, demented, urine-imbibing loser [ Nietzsche ] speaks to them so powerfully.”


          • aelpha July 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            Kyle, Mr Garrison and Mr Slave had strong concerns some twenty years ago.

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

      It has to get as bad as Yuri Bezmenov said: When the boot is to the balls, or when they’re being lined up against the wall to be shot. He said no amount of facts would get through the indoctrination. Biden kind of alluded to this in his “We choose truth over facts!” comment, anyone remember that?

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

        I know a couple people who plan to vote for old Joe, in spite of everything. I believe it’s an emotional conditioning thing as far as their aversion to Trump. That’s mainly why they won’t vote for him. It’s just a personal dislike of his personality and his bombasticity, if I may create a word. They want a president who’s more “presidential” I guess, and they think old Joe is that, in spite of everything.

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

          My in-laws. Never leave their house. Watch news on CNN and MSNBC all day. Die hard Biden supporters. Ironically, my father-in-law carries concealed and believes in the rights to own a gun but is a diehard Biden supporter. He and she as also firmly opposed to abortion but are still staunch Biden supporters. He, my father-in-law complains constantly about all of the Mexicans in our state but he still firmly endorses Biden.

          It’s beyond understanding anymore. Like Michael Savage always used to say “liberalism is a mental disorder.” I believe most Americans are not suffering with one mental disorder or another. The is no other way to explain the mental abilities of people like my in-laws.

        • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:50 pm #

          “I believe it’s an emotional conditioning thing as far as their aversion to Trump.”

          I have a sibling that feels and thinks the same way. Just simply HATES Trump but not because of his ideas or policies, but because of his personality.


          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:12 pm #

            Not Trump, but the MSM image of Trump.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

            My sister despises him because of the way he talks. She will even admit that his policies were better than Bidens but she just can’t vote for him because of the way he talks.

        • messianicdruid July 1, 2024 at 3:12 pm #

          “They want a president who’s more “presidential” I guess, and they think old Joe is that, in spite of everything.”

          Have the mentioned Fetterwoman being more Senatorial? Probably not.

        • KappaJoe July 1, 2024 at 6:46 pm #

          When it comes to electing a president, it has been said Americans want a saint who will help lower their taxes. Trump has already done the latter; and he actually is a kind of saint, in a billionaire, self-sacrificing way. He sure doesn’t sound like a saint, but that’s mainly when addressing the words and deeds of the many sworn enemies of this republic. Unfortunately, profane times call for profane rhetoric, yet a majority electorate with discernment enough to see the reality of the situation.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      The propaganda only started on Thursday night.

      Give them time, they will come around. A lot of them followed lockstep from the very first salvo, but some of them will take longer to overcome 8 years of conditioning.

      Have no fear. Our spin masters are very good at what they do.

    • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

      For discussion purposes, say 40% will always vote Republican and 40% will always vote Democrat. That leaves the 20% in the middle that will decide the elections.

      That 20% may see their home prices and stock holdings going up, but they’re also seeing their insurance, property taxes, food and gas prices soaring. They’re watching their kids struggle to pay for everything while illegals get free services while weekly headlines show some of these newcomers committing rape and murder.

      There are also national efforts to inspect voter rolls to minimize the cheating the Blob will inevitably attempt.

      Should Trump get into office, the criminals will be exposed, and the Deep State will be reformed. The Trump team is very organized and will waste little time in effecting this change.

      I trust the 20% in the middle is ready for a change as well.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

        So why didn’t he do it last time? Or build the Wall? Or prosecute Hillary, etc, etc?

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

          Yes, when you really analyze what Mr. Trump did in office you come to a stark understanding that he really didn’t do much to “drain the swamp” or “kill the leviathan.” He continued to spend money we don’t have. He didn’t eliminate any of the 90% of the Federal Agencies that are unconstitutional. He didn’t audit the Fed or turn off the printing presses.

          He won’t do it if he gets another 4 years either.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

            Could it be that the Deep State BLOCKED everything he tried to do. You people that blame him for not doing more, why don’t you turn your ire onto the Deep State where it belongs? If nothing else, he stopped the Obama/Biden Deep State from screwing over the USA for four years.

            A Russia-Russia-Russia lie investigation and two impeachments? Don’t you get how totally in control the Left was?

            This time? Just look at the Left right now, they are scared to death of this guy. Ask yourself, why?

          • River July 1, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

            Wasn’t it Reagan who stated: “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” – That’s why a lot of people are throwing their support behind Trump, with the idea that he (like most of the rest of us) is able to learn from his mistakes.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

            JohnAZ, I would much rather see DJT in office than any Democrat filth. And you are right, what would DJT have accomplished had the Senate and the House, which were Republican controlled when he took office in 2017, actually worked with him.

            Did Trump ever propose any reductions in Federal spending? Did he ever propose auditing the Fed? What about reducing the vast amounts of military spending? Closing military bases in 180 countries? Reforming social security? Eliminating Unconstitutional Federal bureaucracies? I don’t recall him ever proposing anything of the sort.

            I don’t think they fear DJT, JohnAZ. I think they fear what he represents. Donald Trump is a symptom of a sick political system and a very very unhappy population. That is what they fear. Their attacks on DJT are not attacks on him, they are attacks on the general American who is fed up with the filth and corruption and endless wars, taxes and inflation of the American leviathan.

          • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 12:07 am #

            The inflation has been happening since 1913. A Jubilee is the only way.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

          Geez, Jarek, easy.

          Deep State sorta got in the way, remember he did build small increments of the wall in critical areas in spite of Congress which Biden’s mob promptly tore down. Have you seen the pictures of fence sections rusting away because Biden stopped construction?

        • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

          Jarek –

          If I tried to explain it to you, I’d either fail to do it justice, or you’d fail to understand.

          • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            The Government has to be stronger than the Private Sector, otherwise you get Oligarchic Plutocratic Totalitarianism.

            Libertarianism is a mind virus, much like Communism, Feminism, etc.

  15. BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 10:42 am #

    The Democratic National Convention will be very interesting, both inside the venues and in the streets of Chicago. Hold onto your seats.

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    • cbeard July 1, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      We may have another great Chicago fire when the Dem. convention hits town.

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

      I can already hear the calls for more gun control.

      • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

        Yeah, g

        • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

          I mean gun control is very important. If you have a gun, you better not have a shaky hand.

          • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

            Love it! Thank you, @beantownbill. I’m totally stealing that line! 😀

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

      Yeah, I wonder how many of the surrounding bars are planning to jack up their beer prices.

    • B_NOLA July 1, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

      The nominee is expected to give a 90 min acceptance speech too. I can’t wait for them to force Joe through and have another brain reset during his speech.

    • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

      1968 again?

  16. CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 10:45 am #

    “Gee all of a sudden everyone finally notices.” benr

    Nah, this is not correct. Both the right and the left still have their ideological blinders on.

    Demento Joe is going the way of Ronnie Reagan, and Joe doesn’t have a crafty Nancy to cover for him another four years.

    This weekend’s kerfuffle was a direct signal by the Deep State that the global and domestic agenda is still faltering, and with the coming nuclear war and impending death of tens of thousands U.S. military men and he-shes, they need to find a better brand identity with which to mobilize or subdue the country. Trumpism and Bidenism are too volatile to allow to continue.

    What happened over the weekend is that the corporate media shills were finally granted permission to toss Genocide Joe under the bus because his tanking popularity is beyond repair.

    Both Biden and Trump are incoherent speakers, it’s just that Trump can still keep his lies somewhat straight. The debates have been nothing but razzle dazzle bullshit and deflection for as long as I’ve been alive.

    I mean, maaaaayyyybeee they’ll tolerate Trump again for a quick four years, but I highly doubt it. They’re not going to give his neo-fascist constituents the false feeling of victory and populist power a second time. My guess, anyway.

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:24 am #

      I just love the Omni present “Trump always tells lies”

      I have noticed over and over the Media having to admit that Trump’s lies are actually the truth. I wait for a list of the “lies” that he espouses but never get an answer.

      Everything Trump did and tried to do 2017 to 2021 helped the country, even the unknown at the time covid reaction. Everything Biden has done is to tear down the USA and its position in the world.

      • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        Hey John, I don’t disagree with your distaste for the left and specifically Biden or Obama or the Clintons and so forth. There is enough documented factual history and recorded behavior to severely hate those scoundrels.

        But honest to goodness, I don’t understand why a reasonably intelligent guy such as yourself hero worships a man like Trump.

        Agreed, he gave a few Executive Orders that benefited certain business sectors and what not, but he made no fundamental, lasting changes to our institutions.

        Any kind of economic windfall or setback that occurs during successive administrations is often a carry over effect from the previous presidency, And Trump doesn’t deserve nearly as much credit or blame for the things that partisan gangsters want to hang on him. Inflation was humming right along during his reign, too.

        Unmistakably, things overall have gotten shittier for the middle class with every administration I’ve witnessed in my lifetime – and it is undeniable.

        Yours is exactly the same mindless loyalty and suspension of disbelief that I observe in a late ’70s elderly couple for whom I truly care. But they’re just so goddamn dumb and naive when it comes to assessing the ruling class and their personal characters and political/legislative actions.

        If they’re not watching some other type of garbage entertainment on the boob tube, then they have on MSNBC all goddamn day. One channel, and all of their political/social thoughts and opinions consist only of what they hear from the talking heads on their favorite news channel.

        Isn’t it just your ego and a subconscious sense of insecurity about not being “on the winning team” that keeps you from honestly evaluating Trump?

        Trump’s lies are easily determinable if you do legitimate fact-checking and listen to critical analysts outside of the partisan echo chamber media outlets. Of course, that holds true for Biden supporters who hate Trump for entirely manufactured reasons. And that’s the real reason the country is fucked. Nobody wants to be wrong or take personal accountability once they are proven so.

        Fucking hilarious that you’re giving Trump a pass on COVID19 as well. That debacle destroyed an entire generation of children. Trump should hang for that alone.

        • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

          TDS is a disease. Trump’s greatest achievement will be the complete dismantling of the administrative state. POTUS just gave him a head start by rejecting the Chevron Deference standard.

          I too am awaiting your “list of lies”, other than boasts of crowd size and the greatest economy the world has ever seen.

          • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

            How about your list of all of Trump’s lasting legislation, prosecutions of corrupt political actors, etc.? I think he sued jack ass Bill Maher for defamation during his first term. Does that count as draining the swamp for you?

            Complete dismantling of the administrative state? You think he’s willing to roll the dice on whether his fucking head gets blown off? Naive and dumb. You just prefer red koolaid in your sippy cup.

            And why do you believe I’m supposed to do your research for you?

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

          Couch, “Inflation was humming right along during his reign, too.”

          Of course inflation was humming along during DJT’s administration. Trump was printing money just like the Presidents before him.

          You don’t print money. I don’t print money. Businesses don’t print money. City, Counties and states don’t print money. Who prints money? The FED. The federal government is the sole reason we have inflation. They print trillions of paper dollars, inject them into the economy and now we have trillions MORE dollars competing for the SAME amount of resources. Inflation is entirely a monetary problem and nothing else.

          Did DJT do anything about this? No. He contributed by continuing to run deficit spending and printing trillions and injecting those trillions into our system.

          Most people don’t have a fucking clue what inflation is or how it works. Too much money competing for too few resources. That is the fault of the Federal Government and the Federal Government ALONE.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

            Inflation was NOT humming along with Trump. It was low with interest rates low, that is why the economy expanded before Covid.

            Think of what would have happened if the entire Deep State and the states all followed the example of De Santis and Florida. Covid would have been a tiny blip on the economic stats. That is the mistake that Trump did, to give the Deep Sate the ability to shut down this country. When trump left, the shit really hit the fan.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:49 pm #

            You are correct but it was Trump’s administration that began printing trillions of covid relief funding. The inflation we are experiencing today is a result of all that money that was injected into the system all at once.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

          Inflation was humming along—

          Bullshit, when he left it was 1.7%, well below target at the fed. That is why interest rates were so low then and kids could afford houses.

          His tax cut was aimed at corporate America where jobs are made and wealth is generated. Every person in America got a tax cut of some sort and the 1040 was simplified slightly. Obama lost the USA so many jobs by taxing the corporations into relocating overseas. Trump actually had folks coming back. Trump has spent his life building things, Obama/Biden has spent their destroying things. The middle class was much better off with Trump as evidenced by the low unemployment rates prior to covid. Jobs were gaining instead of losing.

          I have not seen one lie in your post? Not like the Dems that substantiate their faulty policies by telling lies on anything.

          Trump faced the brunt of Covid during an election year. Get that? An election year? Covid an accident? That is a joke. Trump reacted to Covid by appointing a committee headed by his VP and including the two top virologists in the world. Gee, what a bad idea. What exactly would you have done different? One of his faults was to trust some of the Deep Staters, Pence in this case. Everything was an unknown at this point, a novel virus. He trusted these people to do their jobs. 20/20 hindsight today shows the evil that happened under the Biden fiasco. In the meantime, Trump was dealing with a corruption fiasco in Ukraine via an impeachment brought on by people trying to protect the Biden Mob. if he had been successful at getting Z to get of the Biden team, Ukraine would be 500000 richer in young men right now. You say he destroyed children? He was not responsible for the school mandates, that was the NEA unions, thank you under tutelage from the Bidens. So it should be Biden that should hang. Cuomo put on the NYC mandates that led the nation.

          And the vaxx, here I might agree with you a little. Trump reacted in panic, believing everything he was being told by his group, Pence, using his influence to speed up testing on the Vaxx. If you remember, the Group had scared the shit out of the world with covid and the people flocked to get the vaxx. A very small, non-Deep State group sent POTENTIAL warnings out about what the vaxx, mRNA, might be capable of doing. Biden’s crew blocked all contrary information and still do. Remember the treatise of the Biden/Fauci partnership, that the vaxx saved millions of lives, from a disease that had a mortality rate of .2%. I wish they gave as much of a shit about Ukrainian youth.

          Anyway, the blog is still waiting on all those lies. Your fact-checking statement is bogus as most of the fact checkers are leftist shills and are meaningless.

          You are very obviously a product of the propaganda of the MSM.

          • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            I don’t watch a single second of the corpo-news media and the establishment pundit class on channels like CNN, FOX, MSNBC.

            I do less frequently read/watch independent and alternative voices and journos such as Matt Taibbi and Jim Kunstler, to name a couple. However, I am hardly immersed in domestic news issues and the American culture war, as I am more paranoid/interested in geopolitics and nuclear war. I am surely biased about those matters and identify with the analyses of John Mearsheimer, Doug MacGregor, Jeff Sachs, etc. Even so, the alternative media are increasingly infiltrated, commercialized, and less trustworthy than they were say 5 years ago.

            As for all your favored lies, damned lies, and statistics I call bullshit. Everything you cited above is nothing but MSM or think tank propaganda, merely representative of the particular flavor of Kool Aid you prefer to drink. Anyone can absorb a bunch of distractive filtered facts and still end up believing a big lie. Just admit it.

            The low ass interest rates you mentioned actually exploded housing and automotive costs outrageously for more than a decade – which started under O’bummer and exponentiated under Trump and Biden – and will get only worse no matter who’s president. Especially now that the Petro-Dollar is on it’s way out.

            I temporarily left CO for IL during COVID to work in a hospital. Jokingly, you’d be lucky to purchase a brick shit house for $450k in Colorado during that time. Illinois property taxes are a racket, but I watched a decent town home in a nicer neighborhood selling for a measly $20k rocket to over $70k in less than 6 months during Trump’s light speed economic improvement for Big Capital during his term.

            I speak from personal experience – not the slanted think tank info pusher messaging you seemingly overdose upon daily – Trump’s vaunted tax cuts initially raised my taxes back then, as I had just finished grad school and started working as an independent contractor.

            While my income has grown substantially since, I have direct insight as to how Trump’s legislation sneakily raised taxes and cost of living prices for lower income earners. I luckily went from earning $20 dollars an hour to $65 when I break down my salary figure. So, we’ll each have to admit to not feeling the pain as much as regular workers out there.

            But the nature of my work with such people informs my recognition of how bad its gotten for so many. My house and vehicles are paid off – It’s mainly the food prices that I have to consider when I do my bitching about the economy, not a pack of deceptive statistics that I don’t really have the training to fully understand anyway.

            Lastly, just a couple of you extreme partisan trolls are demanding a neatly accumulated list of Trump’s lies from me. Don’t hold your fucking breath. If you lack the ability to listen/read Trump’s own words and body language when he’s talking that bullshit circular sales and marketing lingo of his, then that’s on you.

            Stay cozy and dry, John.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 5:17 pm #


            You and I are very similar/. I moved from CO 20 years ago to Arizona to work in a hospital down here. Best move of my life.
            My wealth went up in AZ, house and car paid off, and both of us retired on schedule.

            I used to be proud of my CO heritage but its decline down the blue drain has stopped that totally.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:47 pm #

            John AZ, I lived in Denver for 3 years. It’s a shame what has happened to the once great state of Colorado. Too many democrats and dope smokers living there now.

        • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 2:55 pm #

          Thank you, @Couchpotatriot, for being one of the very, very, shamefully FEW people who actually GETS IT about what the Covid Op did to KIDS.

          I spent much of the summer of 2020 trying to convince the local school board not to require masks on the kids when they returned to school in the fall. The school board and teachers and parents were so ecstatic that school was going to re-open at all (unlike in so many places) that they thought that masks and 3-times-daily temperature-taking (with contact-less thermometers that resembled white plastic guns pointed at a kid’s forehead) were a small price to pay for the “privilege” of having actual in-person classes.

          There were several on the school board , including a physician, who supported my position… but in the end, they bowed to the lawyers, who told them that the school district was opening itself up for potentially bankrupting lawsuits if it didn’t follow the (Democrat bitch) governor’s “guidance” on masks.

          I’m reading a book right now by some women in England who started a group called Us For Them, which advocated for children in England during the Covid war. I find myself in such rage with every page that I can only read one or two chapters at a time before I just can’t take it and have to put the book aside for a day. Of course, it doesn’t take much to arouse my rage about what was done to the kids.


          I witnessed some of the people I’ve admired for many years as kind and caring, especially toward children, turn into people who callously dismissed the harm that those damn fucking masks did to children. Not to mention the antisocial distancing and constant, unceasing, ubiquitous drumbeat of fear, guilt (“Your breath will kill Grandma!”), and sheer terror.

          (Oh, and here’s another good book, one just about what masks do to kids. Very good reference — i.e., “ammunition” for the fight — and very user-friendly:
          Face Masks Hurt Kids, by Allan Stevo

          Unlike, apparently, most adults I know, I actually REMEMBER what it felt like to be a 6-year-old, a 10-year-old, a 13-year-old… and if the head-fuck that they did on our kids during Operation Covid had been done to ME as a kid… I probably wouldn’t have survived.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

            Just one comment. The states were responsible for the mandates, and blue states worked in conjunction with the NEA to put those mask laws in to effect. The president of the NEA fought the de-masking of the kids up until last year. It was almost a blue sided fiasco. DeSantis was one of the few that fought it and he was demonized by the Blues. This was an attempt to take over the education system by the Feds and the union.

            One of my criticisms of Trump is that he did not handle the states and union like Reagan handled the air controllers.

          • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

            Thank you too, Heart.

            I worked on an adolescent psychiatric unit at that time and know exactly of what you write and have read. My second Master’s degree program forced me to understand the sources and forces and institutional capture that’s been shaping our current state of affairs for better than 20 years, specifically with regard to the way kids are educated, medicated, and therapized using heinous ideas.

            Too many youngsters went insane and killed themselves during COVID time, and I’m not sure things have statistically improved since then.

            Trump’s inability to recognize how the COVID OP was being used against him and the fact that he stills endorses and credits himself for the vaxx are all I need to know about his character and intellect.

            The team he surrounded himself with all throughout his administration and the pool/swamp from which he kept drawing tells me that he never intended to change much of anything.

            He just masterfully tapped into a set of marketing catchphrases and entertaining battles with media shills that made his fan base adore him. Trump is a wizard for sure, but he’s not the man/men behind the curtain.

            Parallel to that, to your and John’s larger points, the woke left are even worse for children generally speaking than was Trump’s naïveté and lack of leadership during the time of COVID to be sure.

            Any institution, political leader, professional citizen who endorses the gender-bending ideology perpetuated in the culture today deserves a special place in hell.

        • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 3:01 pm #

          Couch, you said, “it’s just that Trump can still keep his lies somewhat straight”. Just because Rachel Maddow or Jake Tapper says he lies, doesn’t make it so.

          Talk of lies is typical democrat spouting off without any substance. Total projection, which I’ve become all too familiar with from the left. Trump may say he had the greatest economy ever, which I trust even you might admit is nothing compared to the dems’ Russian Collusion Hoax, 51 Intelligence Agents, etc. etc. etc.

          I must admit that Trump got hoodwinked throughout his first 4 years, but that won’t happen again. There won’t be any more Bill Barrs, or James Comeys, or General Milleys in the new administration. Only Patriots to right the ship. Seems like the rest of the world is trending similarly.

          He’s building a super solid network of stone cold killers (metaphorically speaking), who will come in on Day 1 and get busy. I can’t wait. See Project 2025.org and Schedule F.

          • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 5:17 pm #


            You do have the intellectual honesty to admit that the Bush administration and the greater mainstream media during his era shameless perpetuated right-wing lies and disinfo to get us into the ME Wars, do you not?

            And EZ, I sincerely believe you when you claim that Trump is building a reformer network of (figuratively speaking) stone cold killers, because even he had to have learned something while he was in office.

            Yet you do realize that an actual stone cold killer will assassinate his fat ass if he genuinely attempts to break the status quo, don’t you?

        • Qwibqwib July 5, 2024 at 1:31 am #

          363 words and still no list of lies, or even one lie documented…

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

      When I try to tell the lemmings on X (formerly Twitter) that the house just passed a draft resolution, they laugh at me and say I’m a lying Karen.

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

        This resolution interests me. I have two sons who are recently out of high school. Both of them were automatically registered for the draft by the State and sent confirmation notices in the mail. Seems to me that my State is already doing automatic draft registration.

        I tell my sons often that it would be better to go to jail here than to be shipped off to Gaza, Yemen or Ukraine to fight and die or become maimed in a war that has no bearing or impact upon our nation other than to make a few select fat cats fabulously wealthy.

        To all young people out there, don’t let them draft you! It is not your patriotic duty to go lose life or limb in Ukraine, Korea, China or any other country. Don’t do it. Overwhelm the system here by refusing en mass to be drafted.

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

      Biden is dementia incoherent. Trump is ADHD incoherent.

      Trying to follow either of them is an mind exercise that should keep us all either sharp, or drive us into insanity.

      I can picture people curled up into the fetal position, crying and repeating over and over “What did they say? I can’t figure it out. Am I crazy, or are they?”

      • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

        I agree. But apparently sanity is overrated. Who needs it anyway? Lo””

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

        I can at least understand some of what Trump says.

      • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

        Great summation John.

      • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

        Trump has a track record as a businessman. Biden has a track record as a grifter.

        Are we electing a personality or a doer?

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:27 pm #

          A successful business man to be sure. But, you can’t run a government in the same manner as a business. They are too different beasts entirely. A business is operated based on profitability. A government is not about profit.

          • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 12:17 am #

            It should be; for the citizens.

    • Ishabaka July 1, 2024 at 7:49 pm #

      Um – a nuclear war doesn’t mean the “impending eath of tens of thousands of U.S. military”. 10 – 20x that would be closer.

  17. bobfitz03 July 1, 2024 at 10:45 am #

    One way or another, the “Joe Biden “ program is reaching the end of its rainbow.

    What’s the command line prior to SHUTDOWN?
    – DELETE

    Maybe COPY and RUN

    With his recent “cold” and Bird Flu flapping around, JB’s antivirus better be up to date.

  18. Yirgach July 1, 2024 at 10:46 am #

    OK, so who scripted that shitshow of a debate?
    Was it Dr. Jill or The Babylon Bee? Probably both.

    Had to be the most entertaining and grossly satisfying political event I have ever seen in my 75 years.

    The best part is the deep reverberations are still echoing.

    Very tsunami like event – Look, the ocean is receding!
    Oh wait, we know what that means!

    • mary.m July 1, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

      Different factions fighting it out. The media turned on a dime because they were ordered to. Consider it an off the books campaign contribution by their owner(s).

      Tucker says Obama’s public support contradicts what he said afterward in the private meeting according to a very high up in the know.

      The worse the dementia gets, the faster the decline becomes & harder it is to get the cocktail “just right.” Genocide Joe started out a zombie, but some way in the drugs finally kicked in & he was babbling unintelligible crap at high speed before crashing & burning at the end.

      Trump is owned too. His owners:

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    • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

      I have seen exactly zero seconds of that “debate” since I am not a masochist. I loathe the Biden creature so much that I cannot bear to even hear his voice. I avoid all places where I might be exposed to it. Sometimes, alas, I hear it anyway. Some weeks ago, I visited my mom and she had the TV on, so I accidentally got dosed with several seconds of Biden’s voice. Those few seconds, like a radiation exposure, were enough to last me the rest of the year.

  19. 4014HAMPHEDGE July 1, 2024 at 10:49 am #

    Founder of the feast Jim Clyburn was the epitome of “Doubling Down” in his cameo appearance, as the evening bled out…

    The litmus test for Trump may hinge on SCOTUS immunity ruling?

    • tom clark July 1, 2024 at 11:03 am #

      Yup…SCOTUS is set for life terms, and after their ruliing on immunity, the presidency (kingdom?) may be, too.

      • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:27 am #

        What???? Did the ruling somehow void the Constitutional amendment that prohibits more than two terms?

  20. Zoltar July 1, 2024 at 11:05 am #

    The Dems putting Senile Joe in the White horse is like Caligula putting his horse, Incitatus, in the Roman Senate. Incitatus did not actually govern, either.

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    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:28 am #

      Ha, Incitatus, probably had more horse sense too.

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:10 pm #

      I forgot about that. What a statement, eh?

    • KappaJoe July 1, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

      Politicians aren’t born, they’re excreted – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  21. jrbergsten July 1, 2024 at 11:08 am #

    It must be said that however shitty a day is expected to be nd how little one wants to face it, Kunstler’s Monday and Friday missives make it worth getting up for..

    Going back to bed afterwards, well that’s another matter.

  22. Breck July 1, 2024 at 11:08 am #

    ‘The old gray mare it ain’t what it used to be’
    (and it weren’t all that great back then neither)

  23. ATZ942 July 1, 2024 at 11:09 am #

    You’re right about Biden as Jekyll and Hyde but wrong about Whitmer and the others. The preposterous idea that HRC would be brought onto the ticket is the wrong rhetorical ploy for you to take. I know she’d like another shot against the liar and criminal the Republicans plan to noiminate, but we’d be better off if all three of them were relegated to retired status. Rhetorically, I’m surprised you didn’t mention Michelle Obama. That would raise the hackles on some of your supporters. She would obviously beat the hell out of Trump if she was willing to serve, but she’s not. My own preference is Tim Walz with Harris staying on as VP. All the others with ambitions will wait if Walz, a hell of a campaigner and Midwest enough to win swing states, pledges to serve one term and then get the hell out of the way of Whitmer, Newsom, et al in 2028.

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:32 am #

      Whitmer, Newsom?

      What a great idea!

      Then they can turn their attention to finishing off the entire USA like they have done to their states.

      What a perfect follow-on to the traitorous atmosphere of the Biden Mob.

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

        Jesus, Wretched Whitmer? Gruesome Newsom? Really? I am reminded of the movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, with these two playing the roles of the wicked witches.

        • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

          But Newsom has great teeth and really nice hair. How many of our women friends will vote for him on these two characteristics alone?

          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:50 pm #


          • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

            Should have never gotten the vote.

          • River July 1, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

            I don’t think any of the women on the board consider Newsom handsome… btw, have these types of comments driven Beryl to take a hiatus?

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:26 pm #

            I have noticed that Beryl is conspicuously absent from the comment threads lately.

            I miss her. Seriously. She often has great comments.

            I also miss her predictable reactions every time any one mentions “woman.”

    • tom clark July 1, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

      Odd you should invoke the name of Tim Walz, a relatively unknown governor who hasn’t destroyed MN (yet). Trump and the minions were up this way several weeks ago w/ talk of fipping MN (a state that hasn’t gone R for pres. since 1972). We’ll see…anything’s possible this year. In the meantime, maybe the Dems could haul populist Jesse Ventura out of the woodwork. He rocked the political world once…maybe he could do it again?!

      • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 12:23 am #

        Can you imagine the fireworks if he were chosen as VP?

  24. Breck July 1, 2024 at 11:17 am #

    And as for the Old Gray Mare’s mate, who in the hell is this Jill Biden anyway? (That was weird…).

  25. Chazzicles July 1, 2024 at 11:26 am #

    Sir JHK, you are the wordsmith of our time, I am now convinced.

    To Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, the news media and the other Party of Chaos apparatchiks:

    Circling the wagons works sometimes. Circling the Hindenburg doesn’t.

    To our community:

    This is Schadenfreude on Adderall. Enjoy the popcorn.

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  26. Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:28 am #

    So the presidents and prime minister of FUKUS are on their way out, all in the same week (I assume that the insurrection against Biden will succeed and that Macron will resign.)

    Last Thursday Zelensky also did a 180. From 2 1/2 years of winning bigly, with minimal losses to Ukraine and maximum losses to the Russians fighting with shovels, he suddenly announced that Ukraine was losing too many men to continue fighting, and a peace plan must be pursued soon.

    WTF did we just see?

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 11:33 am #



      Reality, the real repudiation of the Biden Mob.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:44 am #

        JAZ, the narratives of the entire western world are suddenly being turned upside down and backwards.

        They just announced that everything they have been saying for years was wrong, in so many words.

        I think it’s a giant lab experiment, to see how far they can go with their crazy-making.

        Like Harry Harlow, continually getting grants to see how badly he could beat baby monkeys before they gave up their attachments, our overlords are messing with our heads to see how easy it is to get the average citizen to do a 180 of their beliefs, AND to not even notice or care.

        It seems pretty, pretty easy, to judge by the last 3 days.

        So, as they say, the beatings will continue until the experimenters have found a limit.

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

          Just like in the book 1984, when they announced that “they” had cut the chocolate ration and everybody cheered.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

            Yes, there was an incident when Stephen Colbert announced that Comey had done something (maybe when he refused to prosecute HRC? I don’t remember), and the audience booed, because they had been conditioned to hate Comey, but then Colbert told them that there had been a 180, and then they all cheered.

        • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

          And people who can be programmed will be, right? And that’s most people, right? Therefore?

          Therefore Democracy is contraindicated.

    • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 11:56 am #

      Paula that news was kept on the downlow. You mentioned here and RT talked about it, but yes, it sounds like Zelensky is getting ready to throw in the towel.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

        Yeah, that’s what my husband said also. That’s the trouble with going to alternative news sources. You think that earth shaking news would shake the earth, but unless the Mighty Wurlitzer plays the tune, no one hears about it.

        Zelensky is nothing but a puppet, so he can’t really throw in the towel without permission from the puppeteers.
        Are they ready to do that? It looks like it to me, but what do I know?
        I always guess wrong.

        • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

          If Zelensky throws in the towel, it’s a play by the US to frame JB as a peacemaker.

          • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 6:22 pm #

            How does Zelensky continue when he is no longer in office legally?

            Oh yeah, that doesn’t matter. Biden/2020

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

        Yes, you often are just guessing – even about history! Like when you said the America caused the breakup of Yugoslavia – as if that was a bad thing or something real.

    • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      Did somebody just cut off the money spigot?

      • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

        Or maybe it was Putin’s “line in the sand,” so to speak, regarding the nukes.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        No, tuco, they are losing 2,000 men a week. They can’t keep that up.

        Money can’t buy lives.

        And why would the average Ukrainian be willing to die to keep western hegemony intact and Biden in the White House until November?
        It’s only the ruling elites in Ukraine (and the US) who profit monetarily from the ongoing war.

        • tuco22 July 1, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

          Geez, Paula, money can buy anything. So what’s the US going to do if and when Zelensky throws in the towel and quits fighting for “democracy” in Ukraine? What’ll our elected representatives do with all those flags they were waving a few months ago? What about the house resolution for a draft? They can’t let that go to waste, especially since Joe has let in so many mercenary soldiers.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

            If Zelensky throws in the towel, the US will signal his Azov handlers to kill him.
            Then the Mighty Wurlitzer will tell us that “Putin did it!” and there will be a great uproar.

            Will they drop the Ukraine project, or will they send the mercenaries they have been training the last 3 years?

            I guess we’ll find out. But there is no way they can continue just using Ukrainian cannon fodder.
            They’re all out.

          • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

            Tuco, the whole matter will just be forgot about, like the debacle in Afghanistan was. No more stories in the Telegraph, the NYTimes or the WaPo about Brave Ukrainian resistance, the Crimea, Russia is the new Third Reich, or Putin is the 2nd coming of Stalin. Ukraine? Where’s that? Zelensky? Who’s he?

          • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

            And rest assured nobody in our legacy media will be asking inconvenient questions like where did the $250 billion go? Why stir up trouble? Sure Zelensky is living large with mansions in Miami Beach, Majorca and Cannes, but so what? He could have earned that $$$ fair and square.

          • Yirgach July 1, 2024 at 2:51 pm #

            The war machine is already starting to ratchet up to take up the slack from Ukraine. Charles Nenner expects the Israelis to go after Hezbollah in Lebanon which brings in Iran, Turkey to go after Cypress and when no one is paying attention, China takes over Taiwan. A lot of his big US clients are busy getting Visas in other places, like the Caribbean .

            Nenner’s track record on cycle based forecasting rivals that of Martin Armstrong.

            Things are going to get interesting real soon.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

            Yeah, BRH, no one asks where Zelensky got the money for his mansions, just like nobody asks where Obama got the money for his mansions.

            How does a $400,000/year job pay for mansions in Wash. DC, Hawaii, Martha’s Vinyard and Chicago?

            I had to look up the salary. Last I remembered it was $250,000.
            They really kept pace with inflation, didn’t they, unlike for working Americans.

            Still, though, not enough for all those mansions.

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

            I’m guessing that the Middle East will blow first, although Israel is now waffling about the attack on Lebanon.

            Turkey is apparently cutting off support to their terrorists in Syria.
            That leaves only the US-backed terrorists, and the US military sitting there is Syria.
            Could be a problem.

            But China is definitely still in the cross-hairs. Outgoing NATO gen. sec. Stoltenberg actually blamed China for the chaos in Ukraine!

            ““The reality is that China is fueling the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II,” Stoltenberg said on Monday in a speech at the Wilson Center in Washington. “At the same time, it wants to maintain good relations with the West. Well, Beijing cannot have it both ways. At some point, unless China changes course, allies need to impose a cost.”

            Unfuckingbelievable! And he is trying to do the US “Let’s you and him fight” thing, but pushing those dumbasses in the Pacific to Do A Ukraine.

            “He noted that he invited the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand to next month’s NATO summit in Washington to work together on upholding the “international rules-based order.”

            The rules-based order is US-speak for “we make up the rules and then you follow them, or else”. The rules-based order replaces the old system of international law, where the laws are agreed upon, written down, and everyone is expected to obey them.

            That is what cracks me up when people solemnly say that the DNC can’t replace Biden at the convention.
            Some states have election laws that forbid that!!

            Laws are made to be broken by the rules-based order oligarchs.
            Did we not see the laws broken in 2020?

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 5:10 pm #


            An interesting situation.

            Turkey is opting to join BRICS+++++ and support Iran and Russia.

            They are part of NATO?

  27. Paula D July 1, 2024 at 11:38 am #

    Don’t forget that in Feb. Robert Hur, special prosecutor appointed to gloss over the glaring double standard of raiding Mar Del Lago for papers that Trump had the right to have, while acknowledging that Biden illegally stored papers in his garage, came up with the novel defense that, although Biden was guilty, they couldn’t prosecute because he was too senile to stand trial.

    Say what???

    The same question of: if he can’t stand trial how can he run the country? came up and was ignored and glossed over, while the media moved on to the next excitement.
    Was it the Chinese weather balloon? Or was that the year before? I get my media excitements mixed up.

    In any case, it doesn’t matter if the whole world wonders who’s really running the country.
    That’s classified information and it’s none of your damn business. Keep asking questions and you’ll be hauled off to jail.

    “Joe Biden” is only disqualified to run a campaign. He’s perfectly competent to run a country. Look how well he’s doing so far.

    • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

      @Paula D

      Love all your comments.

      Although we, the people of the U.S. and the world, do not know who the hell is running the U.S. government right now, YOU CAN BET that the intelligence services of Russia, China, the U.K. and Israel know damn well who is. It is their JOB to know, and they do.

      FOREIGN intel services know more about the U.S. government than We The Peons do. We just get to fund the whole racket with our tax dollars.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

        Thanks, Heartlander. You are most likely right, the leaders of those countries no doubt know. But it’s none of our business.

  28. kellycat July 1, 2024 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks again for the great reality post of the sad state of affairs in our country. The delusional party is still delusional and still partying…shocker! The delusion is just an illusion…they damn well know they are in the shit house, not the White House.

    In order to bring us back to some kind of normal, Trump (whom I wholeheartedly support) is the ONLY VIABLE ANSWER.

    Say what you may about Kennedy, he is NO LEADER. Indeed his heroin addition and sex addictions and suicided wife…kind of tells you his weaknesses are more profound than his “family name”. He is a democrat through and through. He is the next puppet for sure if he is going to be in on the election at all. He cant even speak. His grating voice is a major turnoff.

    Trump of course is human, and even though his gaffs are unappealing to the ELITE, I say “WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT THE ELITE”..we can not even define elite because its just a title they bestowed upon themselves.

    But President Trump is the favored horse in the race because he is the ONLY horse in the race. And he is willing to sacrifice his life for us.
    What more can one ask of one man? Most people in this country who are involved in politics are losers in character and in performance. The Donkey and Elephants are worn out and they are overstuffed and sick.

    Time to move ahead and defeat the most deceitful, murderous group of creatures since the world was created.

    Talk about creation and the book of Genesis; God, (remember Him) created EVERYTHING.. PSSST! HE WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY WHO WINS. So cast your ballots but choose life, not death. Because in the end God always suggests you CHOOSE LIFE….As far as most are concerned Biden is just a corpse and personifies DEATH.

  29. jim e July 1, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

    “continuing to steer the party’s war canoe straight over Niagara Falls”.
    Michelle, with her strong-arms, would be a good Paddler.

    • jim e July 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

      “Rest in peace Jim Nabors, one of the few to ever be named an Honorary Marine.”

  30. elysianfield July 1, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

    The U.S. Navy loosened its physical fitness requirements again. Commands with Sailors who fail two fitness tests in a row are no longer required to reduce the Sailor’s performance marks to the minimum and separate the Sailor from the Navy. (The Navy is increasingly desperate to retain Sailors despite reported meeting the retention goals for 2024. This will reduce overall readiness for the end of the 2027

    The above from the Situational Awareness this AM,

    In the Navy, you can have an ass THIS wide!
    In the Navy, you can strut your trunk with pride!
    In the Navy, the racks are being reinforced,
    In the Navy….

    benr weeps….

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    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

      Nah, he won’t weep. He’ll just tell you that he knows some sailors that are very, very fit, so that disproves your whole “Navy lowered standards” line.

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

        Some sailor are very fit so they didn’t lower the standards. Feminine logic.

        She doesn’t care that she makes more than her husband therefore women don’t care about that in general. More feminine logic.

    • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

      In the Navy….it is all a f–king joke!

      Well, Biden is mentally unfit–but that’s not new.

      Trump told America that he would love to be playing golf, but he feels compelled to “save America and make it great again, because Joe Biden made such a mess”… why thank you Donald!

      In my opinion, there are so many variables that could impact what will happen in November 2024 in the US, and in the world in general, it makes my head spin….

      I’m not privy to the thinking of the PTB, so I can’t know.

      1. Ukraine
      2. Palestine/Israel

      The longer those two go on, the weaker the US gets politically, and the deeper the economic hole (which there is no getting out of anyway)

      3. Taiwan (another “Made in USA” issue).

      Some variables regarding the above:

      Will the US finally let the Russians wrap things up in Ukraine by stopping the assisted suicide of Ukrainians? OR, will the US ramp up “aid” and provocations, which bring the risk of escalation?

      Does war help or hurt Biden? Or his possible Democrat replacement? Desperate people do desperate things…

      If tomorrow some kinetic event occurs, like, a US warship is sunk AND we learn about it, or your credit cards don’t work, are you CFNers going to “rally behind the government against America’s enemies” and “bear any cost”? Are Americans who don’t read CFN?

      How about something slower, like if oil goes to $150-200 a barrel, and your gasoline goes to $6-10 a gallon? Or worse, it’s not available? Or if prices start really jumping, 5% a month, up 50% a year?

      At least in the Ukraine, the US can stop the war if it wants tomorrow, by stopping the flow of arms and TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (Ukranians don’t know how to operate ATACMS, and don’t have targeting data).

      In the middle east, America is impotent. Just a rich sugar daddy for our precious Israel. And most Americans don’t seem to mind.

      Israel will do whatever it wants because it the Israeli lobby owns the US government.

      But even with the US government behind it, unless Israel or the US use nuclear weapons in southern Lebanon, Israel and the US will probably get a very bloody nose from Hezbollah.

      But the potential fallout from a war with Israel and Hezbollah is unpredictable.

      In the almost 9 months since Oct 07, IMO (which is as good as any, since we don’t have honest news access), Israel has weakened Hamas, but it has not destroyed Hamas ability to launch bottle rockets or target individuals.

      Israel has not succeeded in ethnically cleansing Gaza (the real objective) though Isael has killed tens of thousands of people, most of them women and children, and condemned thousands more to death, and pretty much destroyed the place

      Having failed to destroy Hamas, something that is impossible, since as long as Palestinians are treated like slaves and animals by their Israeli overlords, some Palestinians will want to kill their Israeli subjugators, Netanyahu is declaring victory and pivoting toward Lebanon.

      Bibi remains very unpopular but Israelis support the war on Gaza (don’t confuse the 65-80% support for “destroying Hamas” or killing Palestinians with support for Bibi)

      Bibi really wants to draw the US into a war with Iran. Will he succeed? Who knows.

      A wider war in the Middle East will probably be “bad” for the US and China (but not Russia–Russia doesn’t need mid-East oil. China and Europe do, and even the US really does, since US refineries are set up for that Arabian light crude, and conversely, many foreign refineries are set up for US grades of crude).

      It will definitely be bad for the residents of the Middle East.

      In the long run, the Israel is draining the US and weakening it. Eventually, when the US becomes so weak it can no longer assist, enable, and cover for Israel, are we going to risk nuclear war for Israel? Who knows.

      Is Israel going to risk MAD (mutually assured destruction) using their nukes? Or (more likely) are they going to change? Who knows? But I bet the Israelis will change. They’re much softer than they were in 1970. Today’s South Africa may be a preview of Israel’s future…

      As for Taiwan, in the long-term, China just has to wait and de facto take over. Taiwan and China have a lot of business links, and both sides like making money, most Taiwanese like their jobs and lives.

      UNLESS–unless the US provokes the Chinese and the Chinese decide to invade it to make a point. Can China successfully invade? Today, I think it is hard. However, today, it would definitely lead to US and Chinese forces fighting–can they contain a war to the far Pacific OR will the Chinese maybe attack Hawaii? Or the US? Or vice versa?

      Don’t underestimate the blob’s power to cause war and destruction. THEY are not dying or suffering, and if the death of 10 million people furthers their agenda of global domination, they’ll do it.

      My question is, does the blob own the Chinese government like it owns the US? OR, has the Chinese government gone “rogue” and broken away from the blob.

      Russia has broken free, this is why Russia is so reviled and “Project Ukraine” is so important–it was supposed to weaken Russia, topple Putin, replace him with a servile leader, maybe break up Russia. It didn’t work–and I guess the PTB in the US didn’t get the memo that Russia has their own SAMSON OPTION–in caps, with a few thousand nukes. Only a couple of dozen need to land in the big PX….

      To me, that’s an important question (does the blob own or still own China?), because if the blob controls both sides

      (THAT is how the Rothschilds operated–the bankrolled both sides in a conflict, and the side that did not comply usually lost the war, lost territory, which was then milked by the “victor” to pay the debts to the Rothschilds),

      this is all bloody theater; if it does not, then this China/Russia vs US/Europe/Israel is for real, with a lot of rest of the world leaning toward China/Russia.

      Lots of unknowns, IMO.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:50 pm #

        Israel might have that neutron bomb that Reagan was salivating over, the one that kills people, but doesn’t destroy property. (Reagan’s dream weapon.)
        If they do, they don’t have to invade Lebanon. I can’t imagine that anyone in Israel would think they would be successful in that, after 2006 and Gaza.
        Either they have it or they don’t invade, imo.

        benr told us he was going to the middle east, but he’s still here. That might be a clue that there will be no escalation there.

        As for China, they don’t have to invade Taiwan, they could just blockade them.
        And the US doesn’t plan to fight them, they plan on their vassals to fight, same as in Ukraine.

        China still thinks they can make deals with the west. Russia has learned for themselves that they can’t.
        Does that mean China is controlled by the Blob?
        Well, they did have that Wuhan lab funded by Americans, so…….

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 5:08 pm #

          Paula, everyone forgets about the MOAB bombs, non nukes with about the same yield. We used one in north Afghanistan going after Bin Laden I think, it was awesome.

          We do not need nukes.

        • benr July 1, 2024 at 8:04 pm #


          My departure to the middle east had to do with another aircraft carrier being late on station.
          The proper aircraft carrier finally went and relieved the other carrier that had been extended twice.
          I never said when I was heading over either.
          No worries, Paula I will be gone off here soon enough.

          SCS here

      • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 7:55 pm #

        I think we will be at war with Iran within the next year. Trump’s heralded rise seems to foreshadow this. It’s not that Trump will have any power or make any decisions, it’s just that his cult of personality, to which ~40% of the population belong, will make them favorable to war with Iran – or war for Israel, however it needs to be phrased in order to generate support. Lots of Dems are anti-Iran and/or pro-Israel too, so Trump will probably have a majority of the US cheering for the war. Once the war with Iran is going, we can turn our back on the scrapyard formerly known as the Ukraine and leave it to the hyenas.

        Taiwan is already in China’s orbit. About half the people in Taiwan already support reunification with China – a tune the Mighty Wurlitzer will never let you hear. As the gravitational force of the US continues to weaken, and that of China to strengthen, Taiwan will only slide closer to the Middle Kingdom. We will probably foment a false flag in order to smash Taiwan before it coalesces with China. I expect this will happen once we hurtle off the cliff of economic collapse – which will be blamed on the middle east war, rather than the plutocrats that bought our government, sucked this country dry – and built China up. The dozens of Chinese infantry divisions Border Patrol, and those compassionate NGOs, ushered into this country will probably muster at that time. The other “newcomers” may become restive too, once the federal teet dries up. The blessings of diversity…

        Lots of unknowns for sure, but they bear thinking about. As Eisenhower said, plans are useless – but planning is essential. Or something like that.

        • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

          The US already said that they were planning on blowing up Taiwan’s chip factories in case of war with China, which they are busily fomenting.

          You would have to be an idiot to live in Taiwan and vote to be Ukraine the Second.

          Who says Asians are so smart? That’s what they voted for.

        • Qwibqwib July 5, 2024 at 2:01 am #

          Hi Blackbird, what is this: “dozens of Chinese infantry divisions Border Patrol”?

    • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:39 am #

      Yep I see all types wandering around on ship now.
      Some I am amazed they can find uniforms for.
      No Paula it’s a fact they have lowered fitness requirements in all armed forces.
      Why are you such an idiot again?

      • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

        @benr, yes, it appears you are actually correct (which is not a common occurrence) in that standards have been lowered for military personnel.

        I’ve been told that by retired military who are still associated with the Imperial Troopers who I know to be good and competent (albeit misguided, since they still are affiliated with the Department of Offense).

        And if in fact you are actually deployed as a civilian contractor to the US military, that is another proof of the decline in the quality of America’s armed forces.

  31. Gonga Din July 1, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

    Joe always played it fast and loose, Go for broke, Joey, it’s only a country. Double or nothing.

    • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

      Exactly. Not a nation, something real that could really claim one’s allegiance. A country is a whole lot of nothing, an empire writ small full of squabbling groups vying for dominance.

  32. Bill July 1, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

    Well, I think the Jackasses let the truth out because they want to replace him with someone who is not an obvious idiot. Any Jackass who can hold his knife and fork ok at dinner will do. So we will see what they do. You had a good prescription in a previous post. The vice president will resign, Biden will appoint Hillary as VP and she will come flying to the White House on her Jackass Wings. Once she is installed, Biden will resign and she will become President. Then she will appoint Obama as Vice President and cancel the election because the United States is in a National Emergency. She will then gear up the Military Industrial Complex to build weapons for the rest of the world to kill themselves with and make our country rich. In the meantime she will allow a billion immigrants into the country to clean our windshields and the Orange Clown will be twiddling his thumbs.

  33. Cactus Girl July 1, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

    “You were great, Jim! You never blamed women even once today!”

    • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

      Ha, ha. He’s just leaving it up to Jarek this week.

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        Hey Paula D, I had a jab in there too. Don’t leave me out of the party!

        • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:53 pm #

          Stepping up to the plate, CP.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

            It’s all about the reaction, Paula D. Keeps life interesting for me. LOL.

    • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

      Who are you quoting?

      • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:57 pm #

        Shut up, cank!! lol

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

        She’s quoting Jill Biden. After the debate she praised Joe the way you would a toddler that used the potty chair. (Maybe she praised him for that in private, we don’t know.)

        “Joe, you did such a great job. “You answered every question”

  34. Prospero July 1, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

    I just received the birthday party invitation cards that I ordered for a friend who will turn 60 at the end of this month. The back of these cards contains a trip down memory lane entitled “Back In 1964.” The first two categories are:

    WORLD POPULATION: 3.28 billion.
    US POPULATION: 190.8 million.

    Other categories include MOVIES, HEADLINE NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC and 60’s SLANG. However, one 1964 category is particularly disturbing:

    Yearly Income: $6,207.
    New House” $14,050.
    New Car: $3,500.
    Gas per Gallon: $0,31.
    Loaf of Bread” $0.22.
    Postage Stamp: $0.05

    Compared to these prices from 1964, the current 2024 prices are Outta Sight! I’m unable to Hang Loose when they Lay It On Me like this! We are obviously in the middle of a total financial collapse that the ruling class will be unable to stop!

    • OG July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

      I’ve seen a couple of times online recently that a man pulled his Walmart grocery receipt from 2022 and went to Walmart recently and bought the exact same “basket of goods” today – just 2 years later. The result?

      2022: $126
      2024: $414

      That’s 229% price inflation!

      • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

        Well that’s just great! Take that you basket of deplorables.

        • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 8:00 pm #

          And what’s the price of a basket of deplorables today compared to 2016?

          I’m guessing it went down. Supply and demand…

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

        And the lines at Disney World are still long. New cars are still selling. $800,000.00 homes are still being sold. Airlines are booked with flights all over the world. Cruise lines are busy. People are camping for days to buy the new $1200 I-phone that is released every 3 months.

        Inflation? Sure, things cost more, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping the spending.

        When that angry little guy with the big Ram Hemi can no longer afford to fill the tank on that $90,000 truck then I’ll start buying the inflation hysteria. People still have plenty of money.

        I was at Walmart just last Friday and was amazed at the number of incredibly obese people with shopping cars full of cases of soda. Still plenty of money to buy junk food.

        WWE’s Smack Down’s next 6 events are sold out. Plenty of money to buy Smack Down tickets.

        Things just aren’t bad enough yet to warrant any changes. It’s just not there. 229% inflation? Nobody cares.

        • OG July 1, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

          You are correct but this 229% increase in just 2 years is not “hysteria.” It is simply fact.

          “Nobody cares”? That is not true. Perhaps millions do not care presently but millions of others do.

          The goal here on CFN is not to simply join the parade (i.e. hysteria in progress). The goal here is to recognize trends before the hysteria.

          The US$ will have its pin pulled by BRICS one day. The people who recognize this now will be holding physical gold and silver on that day.

          • River July 1, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

            Physical gold, silver, land, tools, bicycle, and other tangibles. Though nothing will trump self-sufficiency re: water, food, the ability to heat your home, etc…

            I was on track for that at one time; regardless, all of us should try to prepare some kind of SHTF stockpile as best we can.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

            I’m not saying I disagree with you, OG, I am just saying that inflation isn’t stopping people from spending money on fancy vehicles, big homes, lavish vacations and large amounts of junk food.

            I’ve been preparing for the inevitable day of hyper inflation for years now. Hasn’t happened.

            I guess I am tired of waiting. Nothing seems to happen to the people who are buried by debt and as such live a funner life than I do.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

          Wait one, CankerPuss. Remember the 70s.

          There is a short term response where people buy now because the price will be higher next year. The ARM mortgage was based on this, pay small amounts now and big ones later when your salary will be higher. 2008 was the end of that debacle when the salaries did not go up.

          2005, some prophet came out and predicted the end of the oil culture in the world and the horrible results of such a shortage. Our problems are primarily resource limitations.

          • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

            I was a child during the 70s so I don’t have much memory of it.

            Things cost more today, I understand, but people still have the money to spend.

            Sure, they are all in debt but they still have to finance that debt with large monthly payments. Inflation doesn’t seem to be causing them any problems.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

            Heh, not yet. That is what was being said in 1920’s and 2000’s just before the bottoms dropped out.

        • Heartlander July 1, 2024 at 3:55 pm #


          Re: cruises and flights all over the world…

          Beyond the money-spending aspect, I’m just amazed at all the people I know who have traveled or are traveling to Europe this summer. WTF? I cannot imagine risking being stuck on the other side of an ocean when there’s a world war going on. Or am I the only person who thinks that what’s going on right now is in fact a world War and we’re just in the early part of it? Sort of like 1939.

          Everyone else I know seems to think that until nukes go off, it’s not actually World War III. I’m just shaking my head….

          • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

            My own son went to Germany last year. WTF?

            I told him “Learn how to say ‘I’m sorry we blew up your pipelines’ in German”.

            He survived the trip, though. We should all be grateful to Putin for his patience and forbearance.
            The US started provoking Russia in 2014, big time. I thought we were all going to die back then. Probably if Hillary had been put in, we would have.

            But here we are, still alive 10 years later. Whoo, hoo!

        • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:46 am #

          You are not looking close enough.
          People are compensating by living with more people per household.
          Putting bunk beds in bedrooms.
          There are ever more homeless people all over the place and now these idiots are importing tens of millions more people.
          All these new people need housing, cars, power, water, food, income.
          I am running into more and more people talking about moving to the outskirts of town and buying a chunk of dirt and putting multiple prefabricated houses on it.

          San Diego gave out incentives to put up granny flats and extra living areas on people’s single-family homes.
          A closer look shows more people putting everything on plastic the debt-to-income rations is staggering.

          • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:47 am #

            ratios not rations

        • smokestack July 2, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

          Well, to paraphrase our host: things continue, until they don’t…

      • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

        But the MSM says inflation over the past 4 years is only up 20%!

      • Qwibqwib July 5, 2024 at 2:12 am #

        That pre-packaged, freeze dried, survival food isn’t looking so expensive these days…

    • stelmosfire July 1, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

      Those 1964 prices are relative. Minimum wage in’64 was $1.25. An hours work would get you 4 gallons of gas. Minimum wage currently in my state is 15 bucks an hour. Gas is about $3.25 An hours work will get you 4.6 gallons of gas and the cars get twice the mpg. So realistically gas is cheaper today.Same thing for most of the items on your list. About the only thing out of whack are the housing prices but I’m of the impression we are in for a huge correction in the RE sector. In 1964 I was 7 years old. My dad had a run of the mill office job. My Mom was at home. we had one used car and one TV. Hung the cloths on the line. When we went on vacation it was to visit relatives .4 kids in a 1500 sq.ft. house.No AC Today it’s a 3000 sq ft. house several cars fancy vacations Eating out . etc. No wonder people bitch about the prices. Nobody pinches pennies anymore.

      • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 12:48 am #

        Those five silver quarters are worth about 29 bucks now.

  35. reggiezz July 1, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

    Ask yourself, why did they choose to reveal that no one is steering the ship just now? Now, as a consequential war is about to break out in the middle east and another is entering the rout phase in Ukraine?

    My thought is this: Netanyahu is going to nuke Tehran. And now the pols in DC can say no one knew, no one was in charge to dissuade him from doing. They’re completely innocent and surprised. What happens after that is anyone’s guess.

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    • OG July 1, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

      Bird flu is my guess.

    • malthuss July 1, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

      If Bibi goes all out, is that the start of WW3?

      • OG July 1, 2024 at 2:22 pm #


      • MiTurn July 1, 2024 at 6:26 pm #

        No. Lebanon is not really a country, but a collection of tribes.

      • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:53 am #

        I got news for you guys WW3 is already started.
        Are you not paying attention to the Norks invading the DMZ over and over?
        Then norks shooting missiles off over the sorks?
        The norks getting directly involved in Ukraine?

        The South China sea is getting ready to cook off.

        My guess is a response is coming and an escalation.

        The norks and China are still pissy about the Carl Vinsons last visit down there.

        VA – Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) docked in Busan, Republic of Korea on Tuesday after wrapping its participation in the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) while on Sunday, carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) returned to its homeport in Yokosuka, marking its last scheduled deployment as the forwarded deployed carrier in Japan.

        Meanwhile, China’s Ministry of National Defense has pushed back against Australia’s claim that a People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer employed its sonar against Australian navy divers.

        A Tuesday Navy release only mentioned Vinson docking into Busan but along with Vinson, CSG-1 includes USS Princeton (CG-59) and destroyers USS Hopper (DDG-70), USS Kidd (DDG-100), USS Sterett (DDG-104) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110).

        “An aircraft carrier port visit demonstrates the United States’ commitment to the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea,” said Rear Adm. Carlos Sardiello, commander, CSG-1 in the statement.
        “Cooperation between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies is critical to maintaining peace and security in Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula”.

        Vinson is the third carrier to visit Korea this year, following USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in March and Reagan in October. In April, Washington and Seoul agreed to have more visible U.S strategic asset deployments to South Korea.

        “The U.S. Carrier Strike Group 1’s visit demonstrates the South Korea-U.S. alliance’s strong combined defense posture and firm resolve to respond to advancing North Korean nuclear and missile threats,” Rear Adm. Kim Ji-hoon, director of the maritime operations center at the ROK Fleet said in a statement.

        Vinson’s arrival in Busan came the same day North Korea informed the Japan Coast Guard that Pyongyang intended to launch a satellite between now and Dec.1. The JCG issued a notice informing of a potential landing in the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and east of Luzon. North Korea has twice failed to launch a military reconnaissance satellite this year though its third attempt is expected to have been bolstered by Russian technical assistance following the meeting in in Russia in September between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

        On Monday, Vinson wrapped up its participation in the JMSDF ANNUALEX that took place in the Philippine Sea and began on Nov. 10. The exercise included naval and air assets of Australia and Canada while the Philippine Navy participated as observers. Along with Vinson and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, the U.S. sent attack boat USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), cruiser Princeton , destroyers Hopper and Sterett, fleet oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) and motor tanker ship MT SLNC Goodwill (T-AOT-5419) to the exercise. Royal Australian Navy sent destroyer HMAS Brisbane (DDG-41) and fleet oiler HMAS Stalwart (A304) and a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) while Canada was represented by frigates HMCS Vancouver (FFH331) and HMCS Ottawa (FFH341) and tanker MV Asterix along with a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 MPA. The RAN ships, together with HMAS Toowoomba (FFH156) and the RCN ships have been operating in both South East Asia and North East Asia as part of their respective countries’ regional presence deployments to the region.

        On Sunday carrier Ronald Reagan returned to returned to its forward-deployed port in Yokosuka, Japan, following a six-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific region stated a navy release. The Navy counted the deployment period as spanning early May to late November though Reagan docked into its homeport of Yokosuka on Aug. 25 for a mid-deployment maintenance period and departed on Sept. 29 after cancelling its departure six times. The release said the patrol was its final full deployment as America’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

        “In their hard work and professionalism throughout this deployment, Ronald Reagan sailors have stood firm behind our partners and allies,” said Capt. Daryle Cardone, commanding officer of Reagan in the release, “Our mission of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific is enabled by the trust we continue to build through exercises at sea and cultural exchanges ashore.”

        Reagan is expected to return soon to the United States for scheduled maintenance with carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) which previously served as the forward-deployed carrier in Japan replacing Reagan. The Navy announced the exchange on Apr. 28 saying Washington would return in 2024 but gave no specific date. In his speech to the carrier crew while visiting Washington on Oct. 11, Yokosuka Mayor Katsuaki Kamiji said that he had heard that the carrier would arrive in Yokosuka in the second half of next year.

        On Monday, China Ministry of National Defense spokesperson, Snr Col Wu Qian issued a response to Australia’s statement that PLAN destroyer CNS Ningbo (139) used its hull-mounted sonar while divers from Australian frigate Toowoomba were in the water while both ships were in the waters of Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone. Wu stated that Australia’s remarks were completely inconsistent with the facts and that China firmly opposes it and has lodged stern representations with Australia. He added that the Australian frigate had been operating in the waters near the East China Sea, and that Ningbo has was undertaking tracking, surveillance, identification and verification and other measures in accordance with laws and regulations.

        “During this period, the Chinese ships strictly abided by international rules such as the “Regulations for Unexpected Encounters at Sea” and the “International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea”, maintained a safe distance from the Australian ships, and did not conduct any activities that might affect the Australian diving operations” said Wu who also said China and Japan have no delimitation in the relevant sea areas, and there was no argument that China’s military activities are located in or enter Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

        “We urge Australia to respect the facts, stop making reckless and irresponsible accusations against China, do more things that are conducive to enhancing mutual trust between the two sides, and create a positive atmosphere for the better development of relations between the two countries and their militaries” concluded Wu.

    • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

      One pundit (Col McGregor? I don’t recall) said the only way Israel can defeat Hezbollah is if they use tactical nukes.

      I can see the Israelis doing that–if they are clean nukes (the radiation fallout could come back to Israel). But I think they, and the US, may pay a huge price politically–or not.

      I’m not so sure the Israelis will nuke Iran.

      Not just because the optics are bad, but because it will give Iran a pretext to nuke or WMD Israel. Based on the April 14 Iranian missile attack on Israel (retaliation for the Apr 01 Israeli embassy bombing), I think Iran can retaliate all by itself.

      If Iran suffers a serious, devastating blow (from Israel or the US–and by the way, how will Iran determine who did it? Will the President Biden, or Trump go on TV and tell?), then, the Iranian government can always WMD some Saudi oil facilities, and render them unusable for a few thousand years.

      That will wreak havoc on the global economy.

      And who will most people blame for this development?

      In any case, when there is turmoil in Washington (as there was in the summer of 1974, when Nixon was focused on his political survival, or as there is now, with the brain-dead Biden), other global actors are much more likely to push their luck.

      Since Oct 07, some 500,000 Israelis have left Israel, for whatever reason.

      • elysianfield July 1, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

        Did you see McGregor’s statement on the Trump/Biden debate?

        He laid his entire career on the line, in my estimation. I watched with growing horror at his analysis…in which I generally agree.

        I like McGregor, but his posting reminded me of various Colonels in various countries, with their various after-coup comments.


        On my part, this is not an indictment, just an aside.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

          I like McGregor too.

          I liked the speech in the link–it “sounds good”, but it’s shallow. Generalities and it implies that if we just put Biden away, we the people, can get back on course.

          Red meat for the masses, especially “conservative” ones.

          I empathize with your sentiment about the “Colonels”, lol

          McGregor says, “It is time to ask, who truly governs this country?”

          That question was valid 30 years ago, 50 years ago, in 1913, in 1890. In the past, it was more asked more, I think, based on my amateur knowledge of history. Who knows?

          Who is going to be the figure head after Joe? How much difference will it make?

          I don’t think McGregor put his career on the line. If he has any integrity, I cannot see him serving in a Trump administration for any length of time, if at all.

          As Cankerpuss and others point out, while we are in decline, today, many Americans are too comfortable, and thus too busy, to be concerned about these things. (I would add that even if concerned, many are too ignorant, even if they do become concerned). When the masses get concerned, it will be because things are really rough, and I don’t see any solutions as humanly possible. Some people will survive, some may not, but it will take divine intervention to sort out mankind. I think it’s coming before this century is over.

          But throughout history, many people thought it was coming, depending on where and when one was alive, and it did not. So, who knows?

          Till then, I like to follow the contrarians who have said and say intelligent, perceptive things. Including Kunstler, and McGregor. That doesn’t mean I agree with them. But in their way, I think they provide me with pieces of the puzzle of what is going on.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

        Like I said upthread, there are rumors that Israel has neutron bombs.

        I agree that they would not nuke Iran. They have no reason to do that. But Iran could respond, as you say.

        But Iran and Saudi Arabia are no longer at each other’s throats. Although the US killed Soleimani to stop the rapprochement, China stepped up and brokered it.
        No way Iran would attack Saudi oil facilities.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 7:23 pm #

          I read the your comment about neutron bombs–very good point.

          I agree with your assessment that Iran and Saudi have a “detente”, brokered by China.

          My comment for the Iranian “Samson Option” of irradiating Saudi oil is a long shot–but in our crazy world, it is not an impossibility.

          Let me explain the oil comment:

          I think, TODAY*, any disruption of the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf hits China pretty hard.

          If the Iranian Government feels that Israel has “gotten away with it”, and the Iranian Government feels it is incapable of responding in kind; and if the Iranian Government feels that the US “got away with it” and was able to diplomatically prevent China and or Russia from helping Iran, or if the Iranians simply feel that China left Iran to twist in the wind, then

          I can see the Iranian Government trying to get at the US and Europe (and China will be collateral damage) by irradiating some of the oil wells, or oil tanker terminals.

          In five years, if present trends hold, infrastructure will be in place for Russian oil to flow to China, and this will lessen China’s dependence on the Gulf. And of course, that Russian oil won’t be available for Western Europe, which will need oil from the Gulf–especially if fracking peters out.

          Of course, an escalation drawing in Iran could lead to China quietly telling Saudi, behind the scenes that, “to ensure Iran does not go rogue and attack oil facilities, something we cannot defend against, and we doubt the US can, we recommend you do what you did in 1973 and impose an oil embargo. This will also help you, your majesty, deal with rogue elements in Saudi society who are looking to exploit the crisis at your expense”.

          Then the Chinese can save the world’s oil, just the US and selected European countries won’t have access to Saudi oil–like 1973-74.

          Switching gears, while publicly discouraging Israel from attacking Hezbollah, or “responding to Hezbollah” if you like, it is also possible that the Biden Administration is ENCOURAGING Israel because they Americans are quite insane, stupid, ignorant, foolish, all of the above. Perhaps they believe their BS. Perhaps they think people will rally around the flag–liberal Jews who have issues with the Gaza genocide will return to the Democratic fold…

          This is really a confluence of so many things… and Biden is in the middle of it all! Am I dreaming?

          • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

            Or they could just shut down the strait of Hormuz. Much less convoluted, and doesn’t involve bombing the Saudis.

          • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2024 at 4:31 pm #

            Or that, yes.

            Closing the Strait of Hormuz would be less permanent and less dramatic.

      • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

        I think that the turn against Israel was as orchestrated as the turn against Biden was. Worldwide outrage, multiple demonstrations, kids in tents, UN and ICC playing along?
        C’mon, man. That didn’t happen because people suddenly got upset about war atrocities. They was pushed into that outrage.

        I assume that TPTB are ready to dump Israel, and the 500,000 Israelis who have already left just figured it out earlier than the rest.

        • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:18 pm #

          The entire world will turn against Israel.

          So it is written. So it shall be done.

        • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

          I think the PTB may want Netanyahu gone. Or not. Hard for me to tell. On the surface, he’s certainly getting a lot of bad (MSM) press. Deservedly so–but his replacements will be more of the same, they just won’t have legal issues, or be as disliked.

          (it is fascinating how DISLIKED all these people are: Biden, Trump, Netanyahu, Macron, Rishi Sunak, Olaf Schultz. All the major puppets are universally detested by most of their peoples!)

          The PTB will dump America before they dump Israel. First America, THEN Israel.

          When America has been sufficiently neutered, then Israel will be on its own. Israel will have to find some compromise with the Palestinians–and for Israelis who want to come to America, America won’t be there anymore (unless we are talking really wealthy, connected Israelis).

          BUT, if America is to be neutered, then who will serve as the enforcement arm of the globalists?

          That role has been played by the Imperial Troopers, aka the US Armed Forces. While in decline, there is still real capability there. The most destructive force on earth. And it also cost a lot of money that anyday, America is about learn it doesn’t have.

          Are the Chinese going to be the new enforcers? Will they do the PTB’s bidding?

          Because it sure doesn’t look Russia is going to do the job (the old USSR might have).

          Without the US military, and the U(SA)nited Nations, the PTB have a lot less power across the world. That’s just not acceptable…to them. In my opinion.

          • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 8:11 pm #

            When all the eggs are broken and thrown into the BRICS basket, there will be no need for a globalist enforcer. The global omelette will be ready for the frying pan.

      • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 1:28 am #

        The Iranian Establishment has made it clear that they don’t distinguish between Israel and the United States, knowing that the former controls the latter. And that they will strike which ever they can no matter which ostensibly staged the attack.

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:38 pm #

      Ask yourself. If you could take care of business without nukes, would you use them? Why would Bibi use nukes when he can pound all the proxies into the ground with conventional weapons?

      Just like why will Putin use nukes or Xi, as they watch the West self-destruct.

  36. Q. Shtik July 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

    There is a very tiny word missing from a sentence in the second paragraph of today’s essay. Surely I am not the only one capable of noticing this. But I can’t be more specific because JHK has let me know that it pisses him off so I should cease and desist.

    Perhaps someone else here in better standing with Jim would be willing to advise him so this error gets fixed and does not persist for all eternity once the essay is archived.

    • Jarek July 1, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

      Submit it to Brother AI. He’s the guy who won’t let you down and when people will.

    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

      Ban him Mr. K!!

    • benr July 1, 2024 at 8:08 pm #


      No one but you cares.

      We are all smart enough to insert a missing word, letter, spelling errors and bad punctuation.

      Old and rigid.

    • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

      Jumpin’ Jesus ‘Stick!

      “I’m not peeing on Mr. K’s roses – but somebody is…”

      Go bring b-i-l Peter back from whatever dark forest you wandered him into. You need some structure in your life.

  37. malthuss July 1, 2024 at 2:15 pm #


    Circling the wagons works sometimes. Circling the Hindenburg doesn’t.

    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

      i didn’t say that ;0)

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

      Ha, every time I see the Hindenburg erupt in flames, I think of hydrogen cars springing leaks, or getting into collisions.


      • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 8:16 pm #

        I think of Led Zeppelin’s first two albums…

        • OG July 2, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

          Thank You

          • Blackbird July 2, 2024 at 7:48 pm #

            What Is And What Should Never Be

            How do you square your love of classic rock with your awareness that it is/was a psyop designed to undermine western civilization?

            (I know how I do it, but I’m curious how others strike that balance.)

  38. OG July 1, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

    Hey Q! I was going to guess:

    There are a myriad problems …

    but that is not in the second paragraph.

    • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 2:31 pm #

      Canker – “Most people don’t have a fucking clue what inflation is or how it works. Too much money competing for too few resources. That is the fault of the Federal Government and the Federal Government ALONE.”

      Canker, you have some more research to do my friend.

      From Investopedia:

      The Bottom Line

      The Federal Reserve occupies a unique role, operating both independently of the federal government while still being subject to some oversight.

      The agency is governed by a board whose members are selected by the President and approved by Congress.

      However, the Fed is also independent in the sense that it conducts monetary policy and related decision-making autonomously. Because of its quasi-governmental status, the Fed has faced criticism from some who argue that it’s unconstitutional for monetary policy to be designated to an unelected agency, unaccountable to the public. On the other hand, there are many who argue that the Fed’s independence is critical to its ability to set long term monetary policy outside the influence of short-term politics.]


      • OG July 1, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

        The Rothschilds run the Fed and their long-term policy was/is: build the best economy in human history and then loot it clean.

        Tragically, that long-term goal is, after 1.1 centuries, now only short-term until its completion.

    • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

      Canker – “Most people don’t have a fucking clue what inflation is or how it works. Too much money competing for too few resources. That is the fault of the Federal Government and the Federal Government ALONE.”

      Canker, you have some more research to do my friend.

      From Investopedia:

      The Bottom Line

      The Federal Reserve occupies a unique role, operating both independently of the federal government while still being subject to some oversight.

      The agency is governed by a board whose members are selected by the President and approved by Congress.

      However, the Fed is also independent in the sense that it conducts monetary policy and related decision-making autonomously. Because of its quasi-governmental status, the Fed has faced criticism from some who argue that it’s unconstitutional for monetary policy to be designated to an unelected agency, unaccountable to the public. On the other hand, there are many who argue that the Fed’s independence is critical to its ability to set long term monetary policy outside the influence of short-term politics.] –

      Article is titled Why is the Federal Reserve Independent.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 1, 2024 at 2:38 pm #


        Setting aside the “mechanics” of “who owns the Fed” and how it works, since the Fed came into existence, the US dollar has lost 99% of its value against gold;

        We have have mostly price inflation, most of the time, which is an indirect tax;

        The fiat currency has enabled huge debts, leading to big interest, which again, impoverishes the masses of people and enriches big capital.

        Cankerpuss is correct!

        • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

          What part of “The agency is governed by a board whose members are selected by the President and approved by Congress” did you not understand, Socrates?

          • Qwibqwib July 5, 2024 at 2:32 am #

            What part of “The agency is governed by a board of foreign banking interests whose members are entitled to membership based on family affiliation. The President and Congress have little to no control over any of it” did you not understand, CP? FIFY

        • Yirgach July 1, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

          Yes, the FED has debased the currency, very similar to what happened to the Roman Empire. In that case they minted coins with less and less silver content, made them smaller or even cut pieces out.

          In the end they couldn’t afford a standing army and that was that.

          Sound familiar?

          • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:33 am #

            No more like Zimbabwe or the Weimar republic.

            We look like Rome in that we have allowed tens of millions of people who are alien to American culture and are more interested in free shit and flying their own countries flags to invade this country.
            Just wait till the trillions in printed hundred-dollar bills start coming back by the boat load from all of south America.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

          Inflation is simple.

          Mount of $ in the money supply/ no. Of goods and services in GDP = $ per good or service

          The country has two problems, the GDP is softer as mfg. has moved overseas so the denominator is constant or decreasing and we all know about the numerator as this fool government just puts more and more fiat dollars out there. Less goods with more money and getting worse, aka inflation.

      • Cankerpuss July 1, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

        Couch, I appreciate your response and especially your quoting of my original post. I can’t seem to find my original post so it must have offended the moderators.

        I’ll admit I am not an expert on what the FED does or how it does it. For example, I understand that the FED doesn’t print the money, the Treasury (I believe) does that. However, it is the FED that buys the debt created from the printing.

        I am referring to inflation. Inflation is caused by the federal government, be it the FED, the Mint, or the treasury. Too many dollars competing for too few resources. If we have inflation, which we do, it is because of the federal government. Nobody else causes it. Period.

        • Paula D July 1, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

          Technically you are wrong because the Fed doesn’t actually print the paper dollars by the trillions.

          It’s all on computer. Actual dollars are printed by the Treasury, but they are only a very small percentage of the money being spent.

          It’s all plastic cards (for the plebes), and computer entries (for our owners.)

          • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:44 pm #

            Thank you!

          • stelmosfire July 1, 2024 at 8:38 pm #

            As of May 2024 there was about 2.4 trillion actual dollars in circulation. Whether in a bank or a mattress. That’s the estimated amount

          • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

            Most of that is most likely in the drug trade, not under mattresses.
            Just my guess.

        • CouchPotatriot July 1, 2024 at 7:17 pm #


          I have zero training on economic theory and don’t really find much to quibble with regarding your thoughts about the generic idea of how inflation is partly generated in the system. Yes, flooding the system with more and more dollars devalues the currency which therefore requires more dollars to purchase goods and services.

          But don’t corporations set prices and mark ups on goods/services? Didn’t corporations export our manufacturing jobs and tech to the third world and whatever China now is to freeze American wages, boost profits, and to then lobby and buy political influence to create policy or inhibit changes to policy that might rectify certain inflationary issues?

          I honestly don’t understand how it all works. But to say that The Fed is solely responsible for inflation, whose board is comprised of members selected by the Prez and Congress, makes your claim largely invalid.

          And don’t politicians write the legislation which creates legal tax loopholes for folks like Hillary and Donald to exploit? Didn’t Trump call that out in one of his staged debate performances with Hillary? When he got into office, instead of fixing the tax code and closing loopholes – what does John AZ tell us that Trump “The Reformist” Poser actually do – cut taxes for corporations – The job eaters.

          Oh, and going back further, wasn’t credit cleverly used as a way to ‘compensate’ Americans for the lagging rise of living standards in the nation beginning about the late 70’s/early ’80s to fool voters into thinking their lives were improving?

          Lastly, my mention of the exploding cost of a small home in Illinois was the direct consequence of corporate monopolization and marketplace manipulation… The rentier class has been running wild in America buying up real estate and exploding prices since the crashes in the early ’00s. But Clinton got that ball rolling in the ’90s and Bush took it even further. Obomber turned a blind eye, too. And on, and on, and on.

    • ezinmn July 1, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

      If you’re correct OG, wouldn’t it then be… there are a myriad of problems? Forgive me, I spaced out during 7th-8th grade grammar and it went down hill from there.

      • OG July 1, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

        Yes. Good point. Thanks, ezinmn!

        I find myriad‘s use very inconsistent. Some say:

        There is myriad problems … (like JHK) while others say There is a myriad of problems ….

        While I’m no expert, Google indicates that the latter is correct.

  39. Roundball Shaman July 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

    It’s a fact that more than one thing can be true at the same time. Maybe even things that seem to conflict. Quantum physics is all over that kind of stuff.

    With regard to Resident Biden and the current drama being played out in front of a shocked and tired and cynical American public… one can look at this now shell-of-a-man in a couple ways at once.

    First, it’s a damn shame what age and misuse of one’s energy signature can do to a human being. This man is not in good shape – mentally, physically or spiritually. And it is one of the heights of public embarassment to look like a helpless fool in front of the American People… and the entire World. For this angle of view… one can feel sympathy and compassion and a bit of sadness for him and others in this condition.

    Secondly – and perhaps of greater importance – this man has been the avatar for some of the greatest and most lethal damage ever done to The Indispensable Nation. It’s truly stomach-turning to look at the porous National borders and endless Woke and Broke policies that this man has been front man for. He has done enormous damage to America – some of which may never be healed or brought back to sanity.

    We are told that men such as these are Public Servants. But only the most naive and clueless among us would believe such a thing. People such as the Resident are in this for self – themselves, and their pack of donors and lackeys and wanna-be NPCs and followers who need the false civic religion of politics to be a foundational part of their belief systems. These are the kind of men and women that you don’t want to share a cup of coffee with… let along work around or have hands on the levers of public power. They are some of the worst among us. That’s how they got where they are.

    More and more people have been brought to the conclusion that politics is nothing but a colossal waste of our time. Like pollutants in our water sypply… we have come to understand that we are being exposed to the toxic influence of politics and politicians with little we can do to freshen the waters. So we smell the stench in the air and try not to let that stink spoil the rest of our lives.

    The Deluded Dems have placed their heavy bets on this empty man for four years. Most of them still do. They need to ride this hand out now and see where that faith and confidence gets them.

    Mister Flowing Hair from Cali can wait until next time – Marxism does not have a set shelf-life. The Vice-Resident check her old contact list from the Bay Area to see if she can provide her true skill for them as she once did for the Mayor of San Francisco. The Vulture from The Hog State can continue to look in the mirror and pretend she’s been the President since 2016 while wearing her angelic white pantsuit.

    No, we must have the Resident see this thing through. It’s only fair to America and the morally bankrupt half of the Nation that would support a box of rocks to be President before turning to a more alert and mentally-fit man whom the Dark State Media has been painting to be worse than The Devil Himself for eight years now.

    Our Nation has four months ahead to feel compassion for The Resident. And to consider and discover all the damage that he has participated in inflicting on our Nation.

    And finally, to consider the fallout and massive further damage that will occur should an election be rigged to install The Resident for four more years.

    All while a third very competent and courageous individual with a very famous political name watches helplessly from the sidelines as the Party of his family refuses to dare look his way to save his broken and fallen Party from utter humiliation which They themselves have brought upon them. Karma is indeed a bitch sometimes.

    There’s an old-time saying in the Gospel circuit that goes, “Cheer Up Saints… It’s Gonna Get Worse!”.

    Well America… Once in a while those hellfire preachers do hit the nail on the head.

    • tom clark July 1, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

      This sums things pretty well. Why do I feel it’s 1968 all over again, in Chicago no less? If I were RFK Jr, I’d be watching my backside.

      • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:54 pm #

        Alot of us need to be doing that, tom lol

    • Groundhog July 2, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

      “More and more people have been brought to the conclusion that politics is nothing but a colossal waste of our time. Like pollutants in our water supply… we have come to understand that we are being exposed to the toxic influence of politics and politicians with little we can do to freshen the waters. So we smell the stench in the air and try not to let that stink spoil the rest of our lives.”

      For some reason it never occurs to people that republics and democracies are extremely inefficient and tend to promote the very people in office who should never have been allowed near the levers of state power in the first place. We are being badly gaslit about how great the republican forms of government are. There’s little to no historical evidence backing that up. Here’s an alternative view from the Mad Monarchist’s website:

      “Hereditary monarchy just isn’t fair!

      Why not? How can any system for determining national leadership be absolutely fair? It hardly seems fair that one person should receive the top job simply because he or she is more popular. Surely the correct criteria should be how qualified a person is rather than if they are good at making speeches, more photogenic or being more gifted at graft and deceit. In a monarchy the top job goes to someone trained from birth to fill that role. In a republic, even under the best circumstances, an elected president will take half their term learning to do the job and the other half campaigning to retain it; hardly a model of efficiency. Hereditary succession seems much more “fair” than granting power to those able to swindle enough money and promise enough favors to the powerful to obtain the highest office in the land.

      claim: “Republics bring progress, monarchies only oppressed.

      Historical fact says otherwise. Time and time again history has shown that the end of monarchy makes things worse for a country, not better. In France it resulted in the “Reign of Terror” that saw tens of thousands of people get their heads chopped off. In Russia, the loss of the monarchy allowed the Bolsheviks to take power who then created the Soviet Union which spread oppression around the world and murdered millions of people. In China the result was a chaotic period of warlord rule followed by the bloodiest civil war in human history and then a communist dictatorship that took the lives of 60 million people. The end of monarchy in Germany and Austria resulted in divided republics that allowed Adolf Hitler to come to power, devastate the continent and butcher 9 million people. The fall of the Shah of Iran allowed a radical theocracy to take power that has spread terrorism around the world and brutally oppressed its own people. These are only a few of the examples that could be cited and the facts are inarguable.”

      • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 4:46 pm #

        “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.”

        Do you hear the echo? Its not the form of government, it is the quality of the individuals.

        “Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces.” Frank Herbert

        • Roundball Shaman July 2, 2024 at 5:31 pm #

          Groundhog: “… it never occurs to people that republics and democracies are extremely inefficient and tend to promote the very people in office who should never have been allowed near the levers of state power in the first place.”

          messianicdruid: “Its not the form of government, it is the quality of the individuals.”

          There is something I have long noted about human beings. It is this:

          For a single individual… it seems possible to better restrain some of our bad human impulses. We can tame ourselves more it seems when there is no one else around to help amplify bad ideas.

          BUT… the instant you get two or more people together… the potential for bad decisions and bad behavior increases exponentially. Like with two people together, now your potential for bad behavior seems at least four times more likely.

          Now, theoretically it would seem possible for this to work the other way – that a potential for ‘good’ could be increased like that. And in some cases, it has.

          But just not as much as it seems to go the other way. Get a room of people together and there seems to be no limit to what kind of nonsense can come out of there.

          And get a whole Nation full of half-Woke folks and… may God have mercy on us.

  40. Jarek July 1, 2024 at 3:09 pm #


    The Deeps are going with Drumph. He will stay the course in both Ukraine and Gaza – whatever course they decide. Maybe they are giving up on Ukraine, not sure. They’re not giving up on destroying Russia of course. Their tactics and strategies are many. Their ends are fixed and unmoving.

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    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:51 pm #

      President Trump is racking up alot of wins

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 3:55 pm #

      Giving up on Ukraine Jarek

      Nope, Ukraine is running out of cannon fodder.

      Z will have to make a quick exit when his countrymen find out about the Biden corruption.

      • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

        We need a peace deal right away. Z and “Biden” – crimes against humanity.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

          Okay, let’s add on the instigator, Biden, the instigator, the head mullah of Iran, the prince of Saudi Arabia, Un of NOKO for savaging his own people, Madura of Venezuela for destroying his people, the heads of the NATO groups for sending weapons to Ukraine.

          Why not just clean house of globalist asshats.

          • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 5:08 pm #

            blast the emeffers!! i wanna bazooka lol! All metaphorical blasts and bazookas and all ;0)

          • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:14 pm #

            Don’t forget that lying sack of shit Bibi-gun the Nutty Yahoo, JAZ. His war crimes in Gaza are, by far, the most egregious this century. We all know that.

            Tell ya what: let’s throw the murderous scumbag in jail and then if your speculation is correct (“God-ordained genocide?”), He’ll save the Nutty Yahoo’s hairy ass.

    • Groundhog July 2, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

      “They’re not giving up on destroying Russia of course.”

      Then they’re not giving up on destroying the United States itself. Russia has destroyed every single army that’s tried to invade/destroy her. If we try we’ll simply be the latest addition to the list of countries that have failed to defeat Russia.

      The plan was to break up and loot Russia. The reverse is happening and it will be the EU and the USA that fails and breaks apart instead. The EU will probably fail first, followed by the USA. Economic collapse and social chaos will follow. After that process is completed, there’s no hope for Israel, and most of the people living there will leave and go back to whatever countries they originally came from. With the USA’s meddling incompetence out of the way, many international problems will fix themselves.

  41. socialisthater July 1, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

    My prediction: Biden will be dumped from the Democrat ticket, one way or another. Make no mistake, though, there is NO Democrat candidate on the horizon that will be anything but more of the same Obama/Hillary/Soros Democrat scum cabal on the Democrat Presidential ticket. That fix went in way back in 2020.

    The political reality worldwide is this: there are three distinct political factions fighting for control of nations:

    The Communist/Socialists. This is the weakest sister of the three. Not even Russia or Communist China are fully in this camp in 2024. What’s left in the Communist/Socialist camp are two-bit countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea, along with some Greenie activists, the Squad, Bernie Sanders, and a few young morons.

    The Fascist/Socialists. This is most of the mainstream Democrat Party today, much of the EU, the WEF, Ukraine (yes, Ukraine!), and a sizable chunk of the Democrat-supporting anti-free enterprise corporatists in the U.S. who the Fascist/Socialist Democrats have promised to allow to grow and prosper as long as the corporatists pledge their alliance to the Democrat regime.

    Pro-freedom, pro-free market populist conservatives. This is the faction in quickest ascendency right now worldwide. It includes many populists currently beating Socialists out of power in Europe, the whole Trump wing of the GOP (which is now the majority of the GOP), and a growing percentage of the middle class worldwide.

    The main battle lines in the 2024 U.S. election will be between the entrenched Democrat Fascist/Socialists and the Trump/GOP populist/conservatives. Like all Fascist/Socialists, expect the Democrat Party cabal to engage in every dirty trick imaginable (sadly, possibly including assassination) to try and steal the 2024 election. The 2024 Democrat election strategy (just like 2020 was) is copied straight out of Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto.

    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 3:53 pm #

      When are you going to get out of your echo chamber and realize i’m your friend?

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

      You know, SH, BRICS+++++ is setting up as a nationalistic organization comprised of nations cooperating but keeping their own identities economically. Hmmm, sounds like Trump???

      My point though is that the West has been trying to merge itself into single entities, NATO, UN, EU SEATO, with the USA in command with the all encompassing dollar. The Left has led the charge in their desire to socialize the country.

      BRICS+++++ will win.

      • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

        Why do you keep putting 5 or 6 + signs after BRICS, JAZ? Everyone knows that BRICS is now many more countries than the original five in the acronym. It is redundancy to the absurd.

        Of course, BRICS will win. BRICS is commodity-backed while US$ are shat out of Rothschilds’ butts.

        Weaponizing US$ was a suicidal act of “killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.”

        • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

          Hey! i’m waving a red flag at you lol

          • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

            Thank you, SSL. I was a proud Canadian from 1965-2016. Then I needed my country but discovered that our “Justice” system is composed of corrupt vipers. Canada Day just isn’t the same to me any more.

          • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

            Lol that’s so cute, you didn’t get my little joke, but I do understand what you mean.

        • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 8:29 pm #

          It is my way of showing the ascent of BRICS+++++>. And I will continue even if the only reason is I know it bugs you, OG.

          • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 8:30 pm #

            SSL, you are so predictable being OG and Jarek’s cheerleader.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:04 am #

            Lol ok, where did that even come from?

      • King of Comedy July 2, 2024 at 12:51 am #

        Not to fret, FrontHole, not to fret. With Canada Day in the rear view mirror, you’ll have Palestine Day to celebrate. Of course Palestinians are almost as insignificant as Canadians in the big picture (almost, but not quite) so it’s kind of a lateral move but you gotta play the cards you’re dealt.

        Palestinian Day is quite the event, very festive, and unlike the commercial debacle that Christmas has become, it’s pretty simple and inexpensive to celebrate. You just don’t bathe for about two months prior to the big day and spend the 24 hours pretending you’re an actual historical people and not a grievance culture created in the 70s by Marxist puddle lickers.

        With your 80 IQ which is pretty high for a Canadian (look at you), I have no doubt you’ll master the nuances of the holiday in no time.

        Of course, if that doesn’t work out, there’s always Pride Day…

        • Soul Forensics July 2, 2024 at 8:39 pm #

          “your 80 IQ which is pretty high for a Canadian” — KOC

          The World IQ site displays every country’s aggregate IQ.

          Canada is #9 at 101.

          The U.S. is #31 at 97.

          KOC once again displays his inability to understand simple facts, or is a transparently clumsy and disingenuous troll.

          Either way, it reflects poorly on his (wait for it) …. IQ.

    • KappaJoe July 1, 2024 at 7:14 pm #

      Communists & Fascists always centralize, free peoples decentralize.

    • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 1:36 am #

      So you think that these people admire Francisco Franco? Or he would admire them?

      Utterly deluded.

  42. beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 5:31 pm #


    Re: Your comment about Beryl upthread:

    Beryl was disgusted with how comments invariably turned into anti-women and anti-Israel diatribes no matter how they started out – by the usual suspects.

    Of course it’s the time of year for vacations, so it’s possible she’s just away. I hope she returns. The aforementioned usual suspects have already driven away many good posters; I often want to quit this blog, too, but I’m a stubborn bastard, so I slog on.

    • OG July 1, 2024 at 5:35 pm #

      Attaboy, Bill! Quitting public debate just makes a fella look weak and wrong. Battling for your point of view in the public forum is what free speech is all about.

    • SoftStarLight July 1, 2024 at 6:04 pm #

      You’re so tough, Bill. When i think of giving up i think of you and i just decide to keep going no matter what.

      • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 7:37 pm #

        Aww! Doing good for a friend always makes me feel good.

    • Blackbird July 1, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

      Stick around beans. You kept your name, keep your seat at the table too.

      • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

        Don’t you worry. I’m sticking around.

        • benr July 2, 2024 at 9:11 am #

          Good on you Bill.
          I will be looking in but probably won’t be providing input.

          • Blackbird July 2, 2024 at 7:43 pm #

            Oh come on ‘r. You’re not going to give up your country that easily. Consider this blog a dress rehearsal for what is to come – well, what is already here, and metastasizing actually.

          • benr July 5, 2024 at 9:30 pm #


            Will be on internet that I am not paying for soon.

            If I can use a vpn then I might post a little.

  43. OG July 1, 2024 at 5:32 pm #

    What you and yours do not understand is that Israel and yes most of the people of Israel have had enough of this Arab shit, over and over. As long as it was rockets once in awhile, it was tolerated. Oct. 7 changed that, and do not bring up it was staged, it wasn’t and it changed Israel’s attitude toward the Hamas and Hezbollah groups. They are now out to end it permanently. And they have the capability to do that. Iran, through its proxies have “crossed the Rubicon” and unlike Caesar, they are going to get repulsed big time.
    – JAZ

    How do you know that 10/7 was not a false flag, JAZ? How could you possibly know (against growing evidence, testimony and all logic)?

    Hamas is just about done, the ability of the IDF to shift to Lebanon shows that. If the rest of the proxies insist on going to get their virgins, Israel is about to oblige them.
    – JAZ

    If “Hamas is just about done,” JAZ, why, do you think:

    Israeli’s own military spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari recently stood against the regime and contradicted Netanyahu’s righteous doctrine. Hagari said that defeating Hamas was an impossible task. He said Israel’s end goal in Gaza means “throwing sand in people’s eyes.”

    As Israel’s military picks apart the Gaza Strip in search of hostages, the casualties of war are piling up. After nine hellish months of fighting, more than 37,000 innocent Palestinians have been killed. Right now, the country’s political and army leadership are beginning to question Netanyahu’s agenda and whether his stated goals are tenable, ethical or worthy of pursuit. Hagari spoke up on Israel’s Channel 13 broadcast, stating that Netanyahu’s task of eradicating Hamas was “impossible.”

    “This business of destroying Hamas, making Hamas disappear – it’s simply throwing sand in the eyes of the public,” he said. “Hamas is an idea; Hamas is a party. It’s rooted in the hearts of the people – whoever thinks we can eliminate Hamas is wrong.”?

    • BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 6:05 pm #

      So, Israel had one Admiral, Daniel Hagari, ‘stand against the regime’? Israel is a Democracy and the entire govt apparatus is not required to be in lockstep with official policy as established by the Prime Minister. Now, how about Hamas policy? Is everybody in agreements across the board on Mustafa’s (or whoever the f#kk is in charge of those criminals) Israeli killing policy? I haven’t heard any dissent, have you? They seem to be all on board to kill as many Jews as possible. They celebrate it, and they have morons on western college campuses running flak for them.

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

      I will return the question, How do you know it was a false flag? Your supposition is your opinion, mine is mine.

      I laugh at your second. A dissenting Rear adm. saying Hamas is unbeatable. That is laughable. Why don’t we ask Hamas if they are unbeatable. Israel is not just looking for hostages, they are removing Hamas ability to make war. We will soon find out who is right, Hagari or Bibi.

      • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:24 am #

        Every group can be beat.
        Kill everyone in Hamas and jail all the people even remotely associated with it.
        Confiscate their property and assets sell it off and use it to fight terrorism.
        At some point it becomes unprofitable to be in or associated with Hamas.

        Hamas is after all nothing but another mafia group running various scams to fund terrorism.

  44. jim July 1, 2024 at 6:27 pm #

    Will Biden stay in the race or will he go?

    Mike Benz has articulated two important indicators to watch on this issue.

    First Benz argues that, up to this point, the intelligence community has been quite silent. There has, as of yet, been no intelligence community letter calling Biden’s mental state a national security threat. (Why are our big Spies (Brennan, Clapper etc.) not busy collecting 51 signatures!
    Now it may also be the case that our spy community already knows something about the outcome of the Fall election  which is causing them not to worry about such pedestrian concerns as to whether Joe Biden is mentally fit!

    Secondly, there are two extremely powerful people close to Biden, and I am not talking about Jill and Hunter, who at this point also appear to be giving silent support to Biden’s apparent desire to stay in the race– the Donilon brothers Tom and Mike.

    Tom Donilon has held positions at the apex of the National Security State ( 22nd National Security Advisor under Obama (2010-2013) as well as the present Chairmen of the BlackRock Investment Institute and his younger brother Mike Donilon, who has been a close political advisor to Joe Biden for over 40 years.Furthermore Tom Donilon is married to Catherine M. Russell, was was chief of staff to Jill Bide and in March 2013 was named the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s issues at the U.S. State Dept.  

    Watch for what they say or don’t say.

    • JohnAZ July 1, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

      This year’s campaign is a Cold War with the future of the USA at stake. The Left wants total control, and today’s SCOTUS decision is a roadblock on their way to control. It is driving them absolutely insane. I love it.

    • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:24 am #

      It looks like Jill Biden is essentially running everything. I’m seeing certain folks in a higher orbit saying that Jill is actually relatively strategic and somewhat brilliant. And she is not interested in relinquishing power or having her family subjected to scrutiny, particularly of the retribution type.

      The other piece of the puzzle is that the DNC will find itself in a legal quagmire if they try to remove Biden at this stage of the game. So the real question is what is going on with the state run media. Is there a real insurgency against the Biden mafia or is it some sort of foil or Q type operation. I’ve also considered that it is potentially a humiliation ritual for the party’s base. Almost like the covid mask. Submit and accept someone who is cognitively compromised and do so with zealotry. It’s comical when it isn’t sickening.

      • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

        I agree, SSL. This media sponsored insurrection against Biden has no logical purpose. If they plan on putting Trump in this time, they could do it with Biden on the ticket. I see no reason for them to play this particular game with the public.

        Therefore it is a humiliation ritual, as you say, or a test to see how far they can make people jump, or kneel, as I posited.

        They messing with our heads.

        • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

          Yeah I too am not sure why they are running this particular op but for whatever reason they are so i assume that it must be for some unclear reason or they are doing it for the fun of it.

  45. The Man They Call Zazelle July 1, 2024 at 7:09 pm #

    Merry Christmas, Everyone!


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    • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:28 am #

      The Christmas in July thing is a bridge too far imo but a good sale never let anyone down.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 4:18 am #

        ?? “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
        In the lane, snow is glistening
        A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight.
        Walking in a winter wonderland…” ? ?

        • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

          Here’s a perfect July tune for u


          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 10:59 pm #

            Good song… Listening to it as I write…

            Eivor did a live cover of that:


            Continued downthread:

            July 2, 2024 at 10:56 pm

  46. The Man They Call Zazelle July 1, 2024 at 8:39 pm #

    Hybrid Biden

    The key will be to have enough time before the election to embalm Biden and surgically-incorporate flexible AI/robotic/autonomous implants— face, limbs, etc.– which should make him appear far more life-like than he does now.

    Naturally, his speech would then be completely controllable, like a kind of drone, only one that doesn’t fly.

    That’s why the Deep-State hasn’t said much, because they’re far too busy with the research and implementations and there’s not much time left!

    • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 9:31 pm #

      I picture him as an unwrapped mummy, or at least what I imagine one to look like.

    • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:37 am #

      No doubt. They probably already have the tech and are not doing much research if i had to guess. I would say at least half of Biden voters would be fine if they were fully aware he was a droid. Given that some of them furiously support him even in this glitched out state they would certainly support a biorobot. Honestly there is literally nothing they wouldn’t go for. I happen to think its a humiliation ritual and their owners get some really good laughs out of the spectacle but whom am i.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

      U took the walking corpse *SH!* a lil too *bold* !

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

        It’s a slow-walk toward an AI government. We don’t want to disturb the human populations too much. One step at a time.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 11:08 pm #

          You want to know what’s really messed up – I told my Mom about 5-6 years ago, that the only hope for humanity was to become brains inside a cyborg machine. That way you can last a good 10k+++ years or so…

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 11:56 pm #

            How did mom respond to that? What’d she say?

  47. malthuss July 1, 2024 at 8:56 pm #

    I bought JJ Carrell’s book, “Invaded”, last year, and it’s incredible.

    He was with the United States Border Patrol for twenty four years, so he’s an expert on what’s going on. He’s done several interviews on other channels, so look for him. God help our beloved country.

    • benr July 2, 2024 at 9:10 am #

      Bought it will be reading it over the next several weeks.

    • MiTurn July 2, 2024 at 11:58 am #

      “God help our beloved country.”

      God help the various smaller republics that form out of the current federation when it disintegrates.

  48. BackRowHeckler July 1, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

    See the massive brawl at Washington Square Park yesterday; it resembled the picture of hell portrayed in the ‘Crucifixion & Last Judgment’ by Dutch master Jon Van Eyck. It was reported as a conflict between Pride Marchers & Pro Palestinian demonstrators, there might have been some of that, but it was mostly black women & men and some White men in leather assless chaps — in their thousands — having at each other, fists smashing into faces, heads being kicked in, figures wrestling on the pavement, the massive crowds moving back and forth, traffic blocked by casualties laying in the street and women twerking, disorder & mayhem on a monumental scale! at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. Civilization itself has unravelled in NYC and it’s never going to be made right. It’s over. When I was watching the video I thought about the novel ‘Washington Square Park’ Henry James genteel tale, well told, about Guilded Age New York. It’s hard to believe such a time actually existed.

    • beantownbill. July 1, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

      Marlin, if I ever see assless leather chaps in my neck of the woods, that’s when I know the end is near.

      • malthuss July 1, 2024 at 9:42 pm #

        no, that end is rear [end].

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 4:24 am #

        The end will be assless.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 4:25 am #

          Wait a minute, scratch that. Try this instead:

          The end will be assless, ol’ chap.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 4:27 am #

            No, I don’t like that, either. Okay, just forget it.

          • elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 11:22 am #

            You chap my ass?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 5:16 pm #

            It’s a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the creative-writing process…

            How about wearing the assless chaps back-to-front for a new beginning that pointed in the right direction?

            Yes? No? Which draft shall we use? Can we consult a good editor? Do we have the budget?

      • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 11:30 pm #

        I never understood that fascination with the forest in the middle of asphalt concrete hell (Central Park?) I remember I did a fly-by over NYC, back in about 1997 – at about 5 miles altitude, the sky was blue-x-tal clear, but NYC was a big grey cloud of disgust…

  49. malthuss July 1, 2024 at 9:44 pm #


    Who was on what side?
    Gays for Palestine?
    Who were the black gals for or agin? I thought the 2>
    /Pride Marchers & Pro Palestinian are on same side.

    /Pride Marchers & Pro Palestinian demonstrators, there might have been some of that, but it was mostly black women & men and some White men in leather assless chaps — in their thousands — having at each other, fis

    • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2024 at 8:22 am #

      Malthus it looked like All Against All. No doubt some of it was alchohol & meth fueled. No, you see esteemed ‘Pride’ participants in obscene leather costumes smashing one another in the face, and distinguished ‘Freedom Fighters’ kicking each other in the head. No rhyme or reason to it, just mayhem.

      • malthuss July 2, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

        in other words a Brawl.

        • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2024 at 8:29 pm #

          Yes, but no ordinary brawl. This one was massive, and the participants all had freakish appearances.

  50. SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:17 am #

    another died suddenly coincidence. Disturbing disclaimer. The Chinese never mandated mrna vaccines for covid though did they?


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  51. SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:20 am #

    Why was Biden so Orange tonight?

    • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:15 am #

      Spray on tan of course.

      • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

        Orange Man Batty

        Does it have the same ring?

    • benr July 2, 2024 at 7:15 am #

      The better question is why does he still spout bullshit?

  52. SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:30 am #

    hybrid or mk ultra?


  53. benr July 2, 2024 at 8:38 am #

    The building hysteria from the leftists segment of society is obvious.
    I have had three conversations about but trump aka orangeman bad in the last month each person a little more unhinged than the last.
    All saying the same crap that trump is a fascist and yesterdays tried to tell me a demented Biden was still better than trump.

    • CouchPotatriot July 2, 2024 at 9:01 am #

      “Um – a nuclear war doesn’t mean the “impending death of tens of thousands of U.S. military”. 10 – 20x that would be closer.” – Ish

      Agreed, there is some debate among Ritter and MacGregor and their circle about whether strategic or just tactical nukes will be used, which would impact the death ratio.

      But I believe that if one nuke flies then why not hundreds or thousands?

      What nuclear armed country today would stand down and accept the quickie death of a 100k of it citizens/soldiers with an initial blast?

      While I’m no scientist, the thought of nuclear winter scares the crap out of me. I’d rather go in the initial blast, thanks.

      • stelmosfire July 2, 2024 at 10:07 am #

        “the thought of nuclear winter scares the crap out of me”

        C’mon Man! In one simple step we can stop our most existential threat which is global warming. Beware the “HEAT DOME”?

        • elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 11:19 am #

          I am contrite. I DID mock those on the East Coast (The Least Coast) when confronted with the dreaded “Heat Dome” experience, as those of us on the best coast enjoyed moderate temperatures. Until now.

          Forecast for the 4th…Triple Digit Temps…Triple Digits on the Coast…on the Ocean for God’s sake! These hellish temps are not good for children, my tomatoes, or other living things.

          I will go to ground. I will not venture into the hellscape that the HEAT DOME® provides.

          Mad Dogs and Englishmen….

      • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

        Speaking of nuclear war, what happened to Truth Seeker 1986? I was worried about that kid, he was taking this sh#t way to seriously. Sure a nuclear holocaust is serious matter, but whereas Stelmo & Ely can joke about it, TS was losing sleep over the matter.

        Just got back from the grocery store, a half gallon of milk & a six pack of Sam Adams almost $20. Now that’s something to fret about.

        • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

          He’s a pure soul, unable to fool around about serious matters. The capacity for indignation is good. We must never lose it. But yes, he was suffering too much by focusing on it too much. Maybe he took our advice and is touching grass.

          What about smokes? You need to start smoking to help the economy. Maybe you can get cheap tobacco at the reservation or casinos perhaps.

          • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

            Never had a cigarette, Jarek. When I was a kid everybody smoked, including both my parents. I just didnt see how it could be good for me, so I refrained.

          • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

            How can you be strong unless you test yourself? Exercise is a straining, a breaking down and rebuilding. Your lungs are weak because you haven’t stressed them.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

            I wonder if growing tobacco in one’s garden might make sense.

            One summer, shortly after Canada’s legalizing of marijuana, I caught it growing quite profusely in someone’s small apartment building garden plot (not our community garden’s, but a private one nearby). Right after noticing it, the next time I went by, it was gone. Hopefully for the owner, it was the they who reaped it.

        • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          I don’t think he committed suicide. Most people don’t do that over global issues, they do it over personal issues.

          Hopefully, he decided to back off from discussing it, and go outside and enjoy nature instead.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:04 pm #

            I actually was the first one to encourage him to take a break

      • elysianfield July 3, 2024 at 10:54 am #

        “Agreed, there is some debate among Ritter and MacGregor and their circle about whether strategic or just tactical nukes will be used…”

        …Bof, Coach


  54. elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 10:59 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The Situational Awareness, this AM reports that China might…just might have a preference as to a candidate for US President;

    (3) NEWSOM POPULARITY IN CHINA COULD BOOST NOMINATION CHANCES: Beijing-based think tank Center for China and Globalization founder Henry Wang said California Governor Gavin Newsom represents a “fresh but positive and sober-minded” politician in the U.S. and could be a “cool head among this anti-China U.S. consensus.” Wang added that Newsom understands the benefits of U.S. business ties to China.
    Why It Matters: Newsom has been floated as an alternative candidate after Biden’s debate performance. His popularity with Chinese officials, who have heavily criticized Biden officials, could spur support for Newsom among Democrats who have been critical of tariffs on Chinese goods. Despite China’s non-interference policy, Chinese non-state actors could run unsanctioned information campaigns to promote Newsom and attempt illegal campaign contributions to his campaign.

    So…Wang is going all-in for Newsom? In fact, the entire board* of the Center for China and Globalization support Newsom…Henry Wang, Ima Dong, Jeremy Schlong, Butch (Cachin) Dick and TI Ney Pei Pei were polled, and all agree that Newsome would give the USA exactly what it needs…good and hard.

    *Maybe…who knows?

    • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 11:10 am #

      Oh those names:

      Schlong, Dick and Pei Pei.

      It may not be good and hard , but Genital.

    • MiTurn July 2, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      So Newsom is a lackey of China? Go team.

  55. ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

    “Captain Queeg in his fateful witness chair, or William Jennings Bryan at the Scopes trial (1925), or the Wizard of Oz when little Toto drew the curtain back”

    Queequeg? I’m sorry, i just went back to a mid 90’s episode of the X Files, where Scully had a dog (that apparently took care of itself 24/7, as she was never home).

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    • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

      Oh, and that surprise, surprise thangy was Gomer Pile, right? Straight down that memory/rat hole…

      ““JB” had gone full-on zombie”

      Haha walking dead – too bad Bernie’s weekend went so wrong, that he actually agreed to work w/ the DNC – and get totally screwed in the 2016/2020 primaries. I figured he would have figured it out after the first fisting. All he had to do was run as an independent – and we would have swept it (KILL THE ELECTORAL DUOPOLY). We’d still be in the same predicament right now (2 term Bernie), but prolly not with an aging corpse…

      I do realize getting on the ballot as an independent in the deep south was going to be a sRs problem.

      • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

        haha ok. Well that is true. Where i am they just call it no party. So literally on my voter registration card it says “no party”. Like i’m not invited to anything. I almost wanted to tell them you know what, eff you!

        • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

          I had the same deal with my dog tags. When they asked for my religion I said “christian” which wasn’t on their list. I ended up wearing “unknown”.

    • elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 1:26 pm #


      …old yellowstripe….

      • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

        R those fish edible? I heard those Asian Carp are nasty to eat (invasive species, taken over Chi Town)… Do they have to prepare those carp like fugu?

        • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 9:43 pm #

          I only eat Asian carp, because all the others are overfished, but our brilliant overlords are thinking of poisoning the entire Mississippi River to get rid of the carp.

          I don’t know where you heard they are “nasty”. They are actually quite tasty. My daughter thinks they taste like halibut.

          • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

            I saw videos where all you had to do was take a boat down the MISSISSIPPI river, and those carp would just jump into the ship by the dozens. They’re good eating? I actually heard the opposite, but food is food. And I like and eat fish. White meat/red meat (mammals) – you get the drift.

          • Paula D July 3, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

            Yes, they are known for jumping into boats.

            All the government has to do to wipe them out is put a bounty on them. Every good ol’ boy with a boat would be down there fishing.
            If people won’t eat them, turn them into cat food.
            But people would eat them if the Mighty Wurlitzer told them they were tasty.

            But our rulers aren’t smart enough to do that, preferring to poison an entire river instead.

        • elysianfield July 4, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

          Fish? Edible? Sorry for the obscure references…they are all associated with Oueeg….

  56. Jarek July 2, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

    Amren post:

    I just got back from a trip to Lexington, Kentucky and it looked like San Francisco.

    Literally every White woman had a black boyfriend, gay pride flags and Black Lives Matter signs on every yard, every White man under the age of 45 was single, lived with his parents, and didn’t have a good career, awful roads, dirty apartment complexes, drugs and prostitutes everywhere, etc. Every roofer, janitor, landscaper, and car wash attendant was a Mexican, every grocery store employee was Vietnamese or Somalian, and there were Muslim bookstores and halal shops on every corner. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. Bleeping Kentucky. Not a blue coastal state or city.

    West Virginia was equally bad on the drive home. Burrito trucks everywhere, Burmese churches right off of the interstates, and even half of the road workers looked to be some kind of Iranian/Middle Easterners

    It’s unthinkable. An absolute Twilight Zone.

    Jarek: This is Capitalism. Human beings become “labor”, just another commodity or variable in the economic equation. If you asked Milton Friedman what he thought about this, he would have just smiled and said, Competition is good. You reply, The only way to compete with coolie labor is to become a coolie. His smile broadens. You notice how sharp the teeth are. He’s enjoying this. After a moment of reflection he says, That’s not true. Soon we’ll have machines that will obviate any need for mass immigration. You ask, What about our need for jobs? His smile returns, and he says, Well I’m sure we’ll work something out.

    On a lower level, if you asked Ben or John Az if they wanted the above, they would say no. But if you point out that their ideology invariably leads to this, they would just get angry. If the Corporations are stronger than the Government, this is what you will get. To will the end is to will the means. To not will the means is to not really will the end, but only to wish upon a star. They refuse to will the means that would save America. The sacrifice is too great for them.

    • Groundhog July 2, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

      “They refuse to will the means that would save America.”

      Why does America need “saving”? For what? What purpose does America serve? What benefits are we getting from this current arrangement? I don’t see any and it’s obvious that the US empire is failing and collapsing.

      • messianicdruid July 2, 2024 at 6:12 pm #

        America will survive the United States.

    • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

      Why do I bother posting, OG and Jarek can just do it for me.

      Yes, I would say no, but capitalism is not the reason. This country’s government, evil, evil government made the decision that we are going to turn into the third world country you observed. Open borders make the world you saw. Capitalism does breed the small businesses you witnessed, but the surplus of folks caused by the government’s open border policy is what makes it happen.

      Have nots will migrate to Have regions to get their share of the pie, this has happened forever. I still do not understand why the government has favored the import of cheap labor at the same time as they have “encouraged” the creator of the jobs, the mid-level companies and corporations to send their labor overseas. That is just plain nuts.

      The real culprits are the Democrats who bargain labor for votes. You are surprised that Red areas show indications of blue trends. You are observing the movement of have-nots into have regions. If Trump loses and Biden’s Mob continues open border policies, the already full Blue areas, cities, are just going to continue to overflow Have-nots into Red areas.

      I do not understand your thinking corporations are the cause, they are all out of country now, thanks to Obama. Hitler had a remedy for what seemed to him to be excessive have-nots that invaded Germany. Unfortunately.

      Nothing is worse than letting evil, corrupt governments have their way, period. You have never identified a “good” government yet.

      • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

        Separation of Blue and Red is the only solution, IMHO.

        • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

          No, Red America is going down too as the article says. Once one employer accepts brown coolie labor, they all will to keep “up” and keep prices down. That’s good, right?

          Right, John? Capitalism 101. No point in separating if this shit keeps going on.

          Stopping such things is the Government’s job. No one else can do it since everyone else is committed to buying low and selling dear as Adam Smith said. It’s natural I admit – the Law of Nature, fallen nature that is. Animals do it too. The wolves look for the sick and the weak. Less energy expended, less chance getting injured. A huge healthy buck can cause a lot of damage. You’re not going to enjoy your deer dinner with teeth kicked out or after losing an eye to the antlers.

          If we want to be human at a high level, having a civilization, we have to do better than mere natural law in the fallen sense.

        • MiTurn July 3, 2024 at 9:09 am #


          Not only do I agree with you, I am increasingly convinced that leadership of these various states see the writing on the wall and are, to varying degrees, preparing.

          I would not be surprised if there is an unofficial effort to coordinate post-federal governance in these states, specifically in some sort of reconfiguration of state alliances into smaller republics.

          For example, Texas is getting a stock exchange. Other posters on this site have their own examples to share.

          Great topic for JHK to write up!

      • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        Mary used to argue like that, “I didn’t say that”. It’s like we’re walking down a street and you suddenly say, Well that was great. I ask, What do you mean? You say, That’s the end of the street. I replay, What are you talking about, the street continues. You say, No, it’s a dead end.

        You don’t want to look at what your ideas lead to so you suddenly stop and refuse to look or continue walking down the road of thought that you love so much.

        As I used to say to Mary and other ladies: If you say you have two apples and three oranges, I’ll say you five fruits. You may not have said that, but that’s a summary of the reality.

        So two analogies. The moral? Don’t argue like a woman. Be fearless and keep walking.

      • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

        “Have nots will migrate to Have regions to get their share of the pie”

        That sounds exactly like what is NOT happening. All these migrants are leaving rich resource areas, to get into EU/US.

        • MiTurn July 3, 2024 at 9:11 am #

          I don’t blame these illegals for coming; I mean, toilets that flush and electricity that generally never fails.

          But their utopia is turning into a dystopia and that process began well before they got here. In fact their very presence is speeding it up.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 3, 2024 at 10:19 am #

          All these migrants are leaving rich resource areas, to get into EU/US.

          Not true for Somalia. Their major resources to export are guano, tin, and some uranium.

          Therefore, corruption and piracy take the place of having natural resources. Ask Tim Walz for more details, as well as how you can unwillingly donate to the cause.

    • elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      You think you got problems? In North Korea (The Best Korea) they demand your essence. When they say “shit”, you must say, “Yes Sir…how much sir?”


      When the Norks demand that you “Drop a Rog”, you must comply.

      Be a Stakhanovite, and confound your neighbors….

      • elysianfield July 2, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

        The above posted from the “Bongino Report”…it is where I get my news. I would recommend this site.


      • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

        Ok, reddit. That’s not what they’re being told to do. Your lies are too much. I’m reporting you to Elder Sister.

        Do you know about Orania, the all White town that somehow found a loophole in the law and survives? It’s not based on being White, we all know how evil that is. It’s based on being Boer. Blacks are outraged and Black journalists go there and beat their breasts.

        One recently went there and complained that they were being funded by evil international racists. They have their own power plant now. They’re not subject to the shaky grid. This is beyond Black comprehension. My question to you: Do you think any of this is possible without profound cooperation? Without service above and beyond profit? Social capital billionaires, just like Whites everywhere used to be.

        • BackRowHeckler July 2, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

          Well, I hope Orania has it’s own militia,

          Juilus Malema is ramping up his “Kill the Boer” rhetoric, this time without Bono. He means it.

        • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

          Yeah, I can’t see them surviving much longer as things go accelerate downwards.

          But if Whites in general are organized, they may be able to carve out some territory once things completely collapse. But they need to transform. No more Black servants. More than White leader has been offed by his trusted servant. The servant may have been happy in his work and liked his employer. But if he is a member of a tribe, and the elders want him to do something, what choice does he have?

          I’m been amazed at how few of the ones I’ve talked to are able to get this.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 2, 2024 at 7:34 pm #

          Closed loop! Poopy scoop! I hear the lights R bright in the midnite N Korea sky – haha!!!

      • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

        from “Fear of a White Planet, American Renaissance

        Once again, some in modern South Africa are attacking the successful Afrikaner enclave of Orania. The country’s constitution is supposed to protect the community’s right to self-determination, but the abstraction of the “rule of law” is always secondary to racial grievances. Andrew Louw, provincial chairman of the ActionSA party in the Northern Cape, says recognizing Orania undermines the “democratic fabric of our society.” In a statement issued on June 22, he said, “We must strive for a South Africa where diversity is celebrated within a united national identity, ensuring that democracy remains vibrant and inclusive for all.”

        Modern South Africa is a classic example of anarcho-tyranny, where the government fails to maintain public safety or basic services while simultaneously persecuting the dwindling white community responsible for what little value the country still has. However, the ANC’s failure after decades in power has caused little reflection within the ruling party.

        The best that can be said about the ANC is that its alternatives may be worse. One such alternative, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by the anti-white Julius Malema, demands low-cost government housing in Orania. “We insist on RDP houses in Orania,” tweeted Mr. Malema on June 22. (RDP — or Reconstruction and Development Programme — was an ANC policy announced in 1994.) It may seem a strange thing to care about when deciding whether to join a national government, but Orania is that much of a threat to Mr. Malema’s parasitic party. Some in the international media may feel the same way, considering the ferociously negative coverage the town has endured.

        The latest was a television special by black journalist Ade Adepitan, who was graciously allowed to spend a week in the town. He responded by sharing conspiracy theories, asking how a “tiny population in the middle of the desert” sustains itself. “I hope viewers of my documentary find themselves asking where the money is coming from,” he said, adding that “Orania should be a warning to all of us.”

        It is not surprising that a black man finds it incredible that a small community of whites that, without mooching off others, is able to build something, including an independent power grid separate from South Africa’s collapsing system. It is precisely because the town has been successful that it faces such opposition.

        Jarek: There’s a hyperlink in the article if anyone wants to read about the power plant. It’s based on solar, with lithium ion batteries and some kind of cooling system for them.

        • MiTurn July 3, 2024 at 9:23 am #


          You piqued my interest. Orania….what a fascinating place. As one can imagine, it takes some effort to find objective information about it on the interwebs, but it sounds like a “can-do” place. Too bad that the government of SA sees it as a problem, when in reality it is an exemplar of a solution.

          • benr July 3, 2024 at 10:09 am #

            The plight of the Bohrs is a sad case of being betrayed by the west in favor of tribal people with no claim to the land they now want.
            The ANC party is communist in nature and seeks to take all the white owned farms and give them to blacks who for the most part only want to sell them for money.

            Everything in SA is crumbling to dust under mismanagement and sloth.

            They don’t want the white citizens in SA but they refuse to let them leave either.
            They have to flee with a couple thousand dollars and never go back but the government of SA won’t in many cases even issue them a travel visa since so many have just left and never come back.

            Europe, America and Australia should just absorb them and in Americas case we could offer a one for one trade of our blacks who hate America and don’t want to be here.

          • benr July 3, 2024 at 10:12 am #

            And by no claim I mean Shaka Zulu killed every other tribe in the region it was devoid of anyone.
            All the blacks you see that are not ZULU came south when they realized SA was the land of milk and honey in Africa.
            Apartheid as it was called was better than what is currently being foisted off as government.
            You could walk down the street without fear of being murdered with Machetes or gunned down in broad daylight.

            The government party ANC in power also hates Zulus and makes them second or even third class citizens.

    • malthuss July 2, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

      every White woman had a black boyfriend,–nonsense. do not believe it.

      • Jarek July 2, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

        Exaggeration of course. But not without some real experience on the street.

        • Soul Forensics July 2, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

          Even just a few White women linking arms with Black men is telling of female perversion.

          Their obsession with bad boys obliterates any vague, passing notion of maintaining racial and cultural heritage.

      • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

        Speaking of quality over quantity. You could have like ten “boyfriends” and still not find the One. So eventually you just give up to the fact that you’ll be an old maid that everyone hates and despises but like what the frick are you supposed to do anyway. Just a random scenario you may wish to consider when you ponder such topics. The most common interracial couplings that i personally see are white men with asian or hispanic women.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 5:57 pm #

      Kentucky-Fried Jarek

      In a crony-capitalist plutarchy model, government and corporations are in a kind of symbiosis.

      “Neofeudalism… signifies the end of shared citizenship… As such, the commodification of policing and security operates to cement (sometimes literally) and exacerbate social and spatial inequalities generated elsewhere; serving to project, anticipate and bring forth a… ‘neo-feudal’ world of private orders in which social cohesion and common citizenship have collapsed… Out of such a marriage of business and government, a symbiosis emerges between the commercial sector’s own private security forces and the local government’s police forces, with repressive outcomes shaped by profit-driven definitions of deviance and a commodification of social control…” ~ Wikipedia


      Corporate Elect

      “Grand masters pulling strings
      Wet dreams of a new world order
      Neo-feudal blueprints rise
      We all got fooled again

      It’s an ADD generation
      Everyone accepts
      The re-introduction of slavery
      By a corporate elect

      Tyrant of me and mine
      Dominion over our lives
      Condemned to Solomon’s mines
      We all got fooled again…


      This is the fight back now
      Free speech put to the test
      Immoral psychopaths
      We all got fooled again…”

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 2, 2024 at 6:48 pm #

      Michael Hudson on the Economy and Neofeudalism

      ~ 3-minute video


      What is NEO Feudalism?

      3-minute video

    • RD3 July 3, 2024 at 11:35 am #

      Are you familiar with The Fugitive Poets and the Southern Agrarians, more specifically their books “I’ll Take My Stand” and “Who Owns America?”

      You might find them interesting. The Southern Agrarian model was the was forward for the US after the end of Reconstruction. Sadly, the banksters and corporatists won and the American people lost.

  57. Paula D July 2, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

    You can calm down about BRICS, JAZ. They have put a moratorium on new membership for now.

    MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. The BRICS bloc of emerging market nations has a moratorium on new membership, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s special envoy, Vadim Lukov, said on Friday.

    The assembly of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa “has even a moratorium on discussing new candidates,” Lukov told journalists, noting that “pursuit of quantity” can lead to trouble.

    • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

      Quality over quantity. So extremely true!

    • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

      BRICS is not just a consortium of nations, it is an attitude about the world. It is the opposition to the western world and their wanting globalism, but on their terms. The West, especially Europe, are the colonial countries, the ones that ripped off the third world over centuries. The world is starting to fight back.

      BRICS is adding folks as political agendas show up, such as Turkey, Iran and Russia. Further growth of BRICS++++++ may not even be able to be stopped, Lukov aside as political connections of China and India may be forthcoming.

      One thing I believe, BRICS+++++ is in the captain’s seat as it attempts to knock the USA king off its mountain.

      • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

        Paula, I am calm. I wonder if BRICS+++++ philosophy does not appeal to the America First attitude of MAGA as it may force America to start taking care of itself again. Goodbye, you globalist scum.

  58. TPTB-USA July 2, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

    All the chatter on the Tee vee is about calls to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Joe Biden from office. This flock appears to be apoplectic, and can’t wait to get on with it.

    Let’s assume that this is the “noise” that we have to endure for the next 3 months, prior to his physician and a panel of medical experts announcing that Joe scored 32/35 on the DMV written test, and 93/100 on the drive test.

    Now just what do you think that will do for Joe Biden’s approval rating and the number of citizens who intend to vote for him, especially after the flock has trashed him and his cohorts for 3 months?

    To make sense of the nonsense, look at this from the perspective that this is all part of the plan, that everyone in the “Joe Biden” camp is onboard with the Agenda, including Joe Biden.

    I contend that this amounts to treason, but when it gets right down to it, that which his administration has been doing up to this point is treasonous, so what have they got to lose? If you agree that the actions of “Joe Biden” have been treasonous, why would you assume that they are going to start playing by the rules?

    As for not knowing the facts, or getting the facts mixed up, one needs to consider who is feeding him what. Garbage in, garbage out! Doesn’t this also provide a perfect cover?

    … and to consider the “facts” from the various sources, listen to Doug Macgregor starting at the 9:25 minute mark.

    Colonel Douglas Macgregor: Daniel Davis/Deep Dive 7/1/2024

    There is no question in my mind that deceit runs rampant, that “Joe Biden” has been playing the population, and as you put it “Some could probably see their lucrative hustles whirling around the drain, and others might fret about just how far and wide prosecutions under a Trump Attorney General might loom.”. I contend that Joe Biden has been in on this from the get-go, … so, as to help the cause, why wouldn’t Joe agree to being played?

    Now consider the Supreme Court decision and how apoplectic the flock on the left appears, and never mind all the “noise” that this is going to let Trump off the hook, but look at this from the perspective that they are concerned for their own hide, and they were hoping for a decision that would grant them complete immunity from all their treasonous actions.

    “Joe Biden” must win the 2024 election, and they have nothing to lose.

    • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:44 pm #

      Maybe his entire regime has been a massive and unprecedented dragnet. That is essentially what Q people said/say. It seems like the left base was encouraged to make assassination threats yesterday and many of them did. Is that simply a meaningless blip or is all the information being gathered? With the tech it could be if someone or ones wanted to do that. This all happens while the right base is continuously implored to stay calm.

      • TPTB-USA July 4, 2024 at 1:46 am #

        Don’t take the bait!

        They handed us the turd, we took it and put it in our pocket, and we are running with it.

        Why not do a full court press, demand that Joe Biden honor his word, stand for scrutiny, and be transparent with the citizens of America? At this point, I suspect that the majority would be interested in an explanation for all the nonsense.

  59. SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

    Alvin Bragg and Juan Merchan are backing off the July 11 sentencing date for President Trump and have agreed to postpone. I would love to be a butterfly on the wall of that room to hear that particular discussion. Is there weeping and gnashing of teeth? Is it yelling and screaming and angry sighs or was Q right the whole time? Oh the thrill of the movie grips me!!

    • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

      Yeah, you wonder why?

      Certainly not for the benefit of Trump. Are they trying to get attention on the sentencing closer to Election Day? The Comey effect?

      • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

        no idea. Is that what you think they are doing?

        • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

          I do not have a clue, as I said, IMHO, it is being changed to damage Trump more in their eyes.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

            More than 70% of the electorate has already made up its mind and even those who “don’t know” already basically have their inherent leanings. So I don’t think they can “damage Trump” any more. They already believe he is the complete incarnation of all that is evil, wicked and bad. So he has no floor in their eyes. Biden on the other hand has high expectations on him. He’s obviously letting so many people down though they can’t admit it or deal with it.

          • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

            I looked at a report. Merchan is going to rule on a request to void the verdict due to the inadmissability of evidence due to SCOTUS’ immunity ruling, including Hope Hicks testimony, on July 6. This may be the reason for the delay.

          • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

            All you legal eagles out there.

            Bragg made up a law to turn misdemeanors into felonies just for Trump, right?

            Why doesn’t the Constitution’s ban on EX Post Facto laws apply here, how can they try Trump against a law that did not exist when the infraction occurred?

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

            They really can’t.

            Do you want televised tribunals?


          • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

            As I want Liz Cheney to be placed in a jail cell, I would say yes. Also, a gag order so she cannot shoot off her big mouth.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:53 pm #


          • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

            I despise Liz Cheney. I’m surprised you don’t, she and her dad were the darlings of Fox News once.

            However, I don’t like the idea silencing her or imprisoning her because she lies and says stupid things. It’s really not a good idea.

            It would be much better if people were exposed to other ideas and truth, so they could naturally see Liz Cheney for what she is (a shill for NeoCon, Military Industrial Complex big money).

          • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2024 at 4:56 pm #

            Correction: I despise Lynn Cheney, but I’m surprised you don’t like her. She, like her father, were the darlings of Fox News once…

            My apologies to CFN for my typo.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 5:00 pm #

            This is the primary and mortal weakness of conservatives. They never really want anyone held to account for anything. Through her lying and deception she literally undermined the Constitution and human rights. She literally committed treason. But you don’t think she should face any consequences but to be “called out”. This is why conservatives are perpetual losers.

          • Blackbird July 2, 2024 at 6:43 pm #

            “I don’t like the idea silencing her or imprisoning her because she lies and says stupid things.”

            Exactly. Filtering information and only allowing the poor besotted masses to consume that which has been certified wholesome, is what most commenters here complain (rightly so) that the MSM is doing. Let the people have access to all opinions and let them make up their own minds. (Admittedly, most sheeple lack the mental discipline to make logical decisions. Fine. Let them wander off the edge of the cliff. There are too many of them as it is.)

          • Paula D July 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

            Lying isn’t treason, and it isn’t a basis for imprisoning someone, just because you disagree with what people say. That is what the Woke do. Why emulate them?

            Blackbird is right. Using the criminal justice system to imprison political opponents is the hallmark of a totalitarian government.

            Now Dick Cheney, on the other hand, is a mass murdering war criminal who should be put away for life.

          • Jarek July 3, 2024 at 2:46 am #

            Lying might be treason if the good of the nation was being put in jeopardy by the lies of the Liar.

            So simple, yet she failed.

          • benr July 3, 2024 at 9:59 am #

            When someone lies and it causes someone else to be prosecuted how is that not wrong?

            That is not hard to put together.

          • Paula D July 3, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

            Treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

            Hurting people by lying is not the same thing. That sounds like a Woke argument, to boot.

            I understand that you have problems with word definitions, but it shouldn’t be difficult for others to understand what treason is, if they have a brain.

          • Jarek July 4, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

            Many if not most traitors are liars, using their position in one society to benefit another. If one goes openly over to the other side, then at that point one may be stilled called a traitor but no longer a liar.

            So most traitors are liars, but most liars are not traitors since they lie about non-national issues.

            Maybe this is what you were trying to say in your dim, incoherent manner.

          • benr July 4, 2024 at 7:06 pm #


            It figures your so wrapped around your own axle you can’t understand the argument

            Yeah, treason is aiding and comforting the enemy kind of like when you support any country actively undermining the one you claim to live in. That is the very evil essence of treason.

    • tom clark July 2, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

      Party hearty this Independence Day, Amerika…it may be your last.

      • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

        My name is America. i don’t like when you speak to me that way

        • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

          I agree for now, Nov. 5 could change that C to a K tho’. SSL.

          • SoftStarLight July 2, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

            Only if i am invited to the party lol

  60. jim July 2, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

    If something begins when it acquires a name, Robert Paxton, in his 2004 book “The Anatomy of Fascism,” argues for the date of March 23, 1919.

    On that date, Mussolini and 100 of his associates (the fasci Italian di combattimento) held a meeting in a room of the Milan Industrial and Commercial Alliance overlooking the Piazza San Sepulero in Milano, to declare “war on socialism because it has opposed nationalism.”

    What is impressive about the Paxton text is his examination of fascism through five separate sequential phases: creation, taking root, getting power, exercising power, and radicalization or entropy.

    Such an anti-determinist approach (5 potential stages) allows the reader to realize the often contradictory and precarious nature of fascist
    dictatorships as well as other less successful attempts (say a particular movement only reaching a particular stage) in various European countries between 1919 and 1945.

    However, Paxton also argues that operating as well are what he calls 9 visceral, mobilizing passions:
    1) an oppressing sense of crisis
    2) the supremacy of the group and then of national community over the individual
    3) the belief that one’s own group is a victim
    4) the fear of the dissolution of the group
    5) the need for a better integration of the community, purged of alien elements
    6) the necessity of bestowing leadership to charismatic figures
    7) the superiority of the leader’s instincts
    8) the beauty of violence and the efficacy of the will
    9) the right of a selected people to dominate the others with no limitations whatsoever.

    Food for thought.

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    • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

      It builds on ethnocentrism, the belief that my group is superior to everyone else. Extreme forms will physically impose its will on others, hence the Fascist institution.

      Mein Kampf’s basic tenets are all based on superiority of the German people. Interesting since Hitler was Austrian.

      • Socrates-Detroit July 2, 2024 at 4:35 pm #

        Yes, Hitler was Austrian. Austria and Germany are different countries.

        You don’t happen to know how old Germany is, do you? Or if Germany is older than Austria or vice versa?

        Oh, wait….what language do they speak in Austria?

        Is it Austrian? Or German? Or Swiss?

        • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm #

          Both were in the Holy Roman Empire, Rome’s survivor. When the HRE split up, Austria and Germany went different ways under Feudal control. Austria remained autocratic and Germany split into many Kingdoms, of which the most powerful was Prussia, centered on Berlin.

          Austria organized in 976, but it was being conquered by the Habsburgs in 1278 that unified it. Their empire eventually included Austria, Bohemia and Hungary until 1918. It language is German and Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian.

          Germany did not unify until the 19th century when Otto Bismarck, Prussia finally did the job. Germany is very militaristic and industrially developed which probably led to WW1 and WW2.

          Language German.

          I would guess the developmental center for Germanic people was in Germany proper with satellites surrounding it, Austria, The Czech Republic and Slovenia. Germany and France have been fighting over their border, the Saar region, for centuries. Why, resources.

      • Blackbird July 2, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

        Have you read Mein Kampf JAZ? Serious question. I haven’t. I tried but couldn’t make it more than a few pages. Hitler was writing as if he was living 100 years earlier. His language was too flowery, too romantic, too nostalgic. Obviously trying to reach into the soul of his audience, but in my case missing the mark.

        He wasn’t much of a painter/illustrator either in my opinion. Demagoguery was certainly his calling. Most people stumble through life without ever finding their calling.

        I’ll try again someday. I want to know what Hitler really planned – or at least what he said he was planning. My interpretation based on what I have read about Hitler and Mein Kampf, is that he wanted to unite the German people into one nation, destroy communism, and colonize Russia. “Two outa three ain’t bad”.

        Most Americans seem to think he wanted to “conquer the world”. I’m quite certain that was not the case. Most Americans always think that the enemy du jour wants to “conquer the world”. I think that is largely an American aim that we project onto everyone else.

        • JohnAZ July 2, 2024 at 6:40 pm #

          Like you, I got a little ways into to it and could not relate to it. Reading about it though, I have learned that it was a plan to expand the domain of the German people as Germany was getting crowded in his eyes. Hitler created plans to conquer land, first by rattling his sword and getting England et al to give him lands. Not enough, he attacked Russia then France, Belgium and Holland and the Balkans. What was he chasing, Omigod, oil and land. He had a plan for England but was unable to carry it out.

          He also had a plan for the USA, but got stomped before even entertaining it. If the USA had not interceded for England, there could have been a different ending. There actually was senti