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     Did the Blob get vaxxed and boosted?  Does that explain the severe neurological damage it displays now as its hologram of lies about Ukraine and Russia Russia Russia flickers out in the blinding daylight of reality? First, there was the gigantic New York Times article published last Sunday blowing open the decade-long secret shadow war by the CIA in a sprawling network of underground bunkers on and around the Russian border.

      The story was a direct feed from Blob Central in Langley, VA, to Times errand boys Adam Entous and Michael Schwirtz, longtime RussiaGate hoaxers, and obviously intended to get ahead of the real news that the neo-con project to turn Ukraine into a NATO forward base against Russia has collapsed. Read closely, the Times story appears to be an effort by current CIA chief William Burns to hang-out-to-dry his predecessors John Brennan, Mike Pompeo, and Gina Haspel for the failed eight-year-long operation. Why? Because it looks like Russia is fixing to shut down the war ASAP, before its March 15 presidential election.

     As it happened, Russian diplomats and Ukraine President Zelensky took turns visiting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in Saudi Arabia this week, sparking rumors that these were peace talks with MBS playing mediator. The situation is delicate for all concerned. Ukraine itself verges on collapse with its army decimated, its ammo used up, and its coffers empty, awaiting the $60-plus-billion aid package that is stalled in Congress, meaning no salaries for Ukraine govt employees and no pensions.

     It’s delicate for the US because “Joe Biden” has declared our country won’t negotiate over Ukraine, despite the fact that there is nothing else to do now, or the end of the war will be negotiated without us. And remember, not many days ago Mr. Putin told Tucker Carlson that he was ready to talk to anybody. What this will demonstrate is that America has neither the ability to continue its proxy war nor the will or sense to engage in peace talks — all due to “Joe Biden’s” abject intransigence, and not a good look for someone pretending to run for re-election.

     It’s delicate for Russia because such a humiliating loss for America could provoke “JB” and his NATO allies to some reckless and foolish act, say, sending NATO members’ ground troops directly into battle or a missile strike on Russian territory, setting off nuclear war. At the very least, the situation has already prompted the US government propaganda machine to kick-start Russia Russia Russia 3.0, the threadbare narrative that has been the accelerant of Democratic Party hallucinations about Russia interfering in US elections since 2016 — when it has actually been US spooks collaborating with a motley assortment of Ukrainian stooges, plus Marc Elias’s lawfare corps, plus the Intel Blob coercing social media to work its will. The majority of the voters don’t seem receptive to a replay of this scam but the US government is at war with those voters, so anything goes in the struggle to retain power.

     While we await news out of those peace talks, a political firestorm rages around illegal immigrants from all over the world swarming across the US border. Nothing about that seems even remotely comprehensible, let alone defensible, anymore, as women fall prey to rape and murder by mutts released on-purpose into the US population, and cities groan under the financial burden of housing and supporting them. And so, it looks like the person directly responsible, Alejandro Mayorkas, might be riding his House impeachment bill into a senate trial — another bad look for the Democratic Party (of Chaos) going into the heart of election season.

    Speaking of bad looks, did you happen to read the transcript of Hunter Biden’s testimony to the conjoined House Committees yesterday on the matter of the Biden family’s global bribery business? It’s available at this link, all 229 pages of the hours-long session. I read over 120 pages of the dang thing in the wee hours overnight and it’s really a fabulous soap opera of First Son Hunter Biden copping a plea over his various addiction problems (boo-hoo), and repeating endlessly, against a blizzard of incriminating documentary evidence, that his “dad” had no knowledge of his business deals with Ukrainian, Chinese, Russian, Kazakh, and Romanian parties, and did not receive any money filtered through the network of Hunter’s many fake companies (multiple Rosemont Senecas and Hudson Wests) that had no other business except routing payments into Biden family bank accounts.

      The DOJ arm of the Blob has worked double-overtime, of course, to keep the mighty paws of the law from mauling poor, addiction-victim Hunter, most recently last month trotting out veteran “trusted” FBI informant Alexander Smirnov, arrested as “a liar” for having purveyed info about multi-million dollar bribes to the Biden family from the Ukrainian Burisma natgas company where Hunter was a board member (at roughly a million dollars a year), supposedly to get then Veep Dad to grease the exit ramp for Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was famously investigating the company and its oligarch owner Mykola Zlochevsky.

     One conclusion you can draw from all these matters is that they are not going away. Rather, they are leading to a set of gruesome showdowns not just for the ever more pathetic looking “Joe Biden,” but for his Party of Chaos heading toward a possible extinction event in November. The big question really is, will that party blow up the United States of America in the process?


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721 Responses to “The Blob Quivers”

  1. RaymondR March 1, 2024 at 9:52 am #

    There might not be an election. Faced with a near certain victory by Trump, the Blob will cook up an insurrection and declare martial law.

    At the end of the inevitable social wars a new Caesar will arise to give order but the American Republic will be as dead.

    • MiTurn March 1, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      I agree. There are so many people in positions of power who are culpable of so many crimes, that they might do anything to keep themselves safe from prosecution.

      Trump even openly stated that both the FBI and the CIA need a housecleaning. That’ll win allies!

      • HappyMotorist March 1, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        The last paragraph might suggest the Democrats have a Samson Option.

        • 4014HAMPHEDGE March 1, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

          Bible thumping called for here…Look up “Sampson & Delilah”…

          Sampson, Delilah’s partner AKA the Biblical Strong Man, bound to the pillars of a government edifice was given supernatural strength to shake down the building on the leadership occupants, ending that particular evil chapter in Jewish History. At the end of Old Testament period Israel, circa 70 AD, last remnants of the Jews were gathered on a mountaintop redoubt, called Masada. Fighting to the end, with Roman legions coming up a ramp prepared for the occasion, the hapless Jews had a few of their own fighters kill off remaining civilians, then fall on their swords to prevent capture and likely crucifixion. These 2 events are called “The Sampson Complex” and “The Masada Complex”, respectively. Current Israeli government thinking is preference for the “Sampson” methodology when pushed to the end…

          • Nathan March 1, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

            Not wanting to push a neatly-labelled metaphor too far, but Samson was an Israelite, a Nazarite from birth (bound by a very restrictive vow of religious submission) and God’s weapon of vengeance against the Philistines (Palestine). He was captured by Delilah’s feminine wiles luring him to sleep, so that the Philistines could shave his vow-preserved hair. Breaking the oath removed God’s blessing of strength and power, rendering Samson easily overpowered. The Philistines put out his eyes and displayed him as a trophy at their palace. Yes, bound to the supporting pillars. Samson’s hair had been growing back, unheeded by the Philistines. More importantly, Samson’s vows were springing back into reality in his heart. God granted him superhuman strength to bring the building down, killing himself and over 5,000 Philistines in a single awesome act of government-toppling vengeance.

            In this scenario, the Samson would need to be Trump, not a Dem. A seemingly defeated and humiliated former enemy of the state, given one last opportunity to destroy Washington.

      • JimJinNJ March 3, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        yep. sounds eerily like JFK’s vow to tear the CIA into a thousand pieces and fling it to the winds.
        and thanks and sympathies to JK staying up all night to read hunter’s sad story. a bit sadistic actually.

        • JimJinNJ March 3, 2024 at 11:02 am #

          errata: masochistic, not sadistic.

    • Helix March 1, 2024 at 11:50 am #

      The election is over. The Democrats “won” in a stunning reversal on the fifth day of counting in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit.

  2. NickelthroweR March 1, 2024 at 9:53 am #

    Things are certainly ratcheting up now, aren’t they? How could Trump assume power without arresting several thousand people on day one? If those people are not arrested on day one he’ll be impeached on day two. Civil War anyone?

    Also, I do not believe that Putin is in any hurry to finish the job in Ukraine. Each day there makes the United States and NATO look weak and pathetic. If this were a game of poker then Putin has pushed all of his chips into the center of the table. Now what?

    Finally, we should have a discussion about A.I. and the 40% of workers that are about to be out of work. Wont that be interesting? How will Uncle Sugar pay the interest on his debt without his tax slaves? Stay tuned.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 9:56 am #

      Then why are these illegals here for? No jobs but still letting in millions of people anyway….

      • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 10:30 am #

        Somebody has to set those wildfires in Texas.

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:06 am #

          I wondered about that, too.

      • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:32 am #

        Cloward and Piven: overload the system well beyond its ability to function so thst it collapses and can be replaced by yet another People’s Democratic Republic.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:08 am #

        They’ll be drafted for Biden’s next “boots on the ground” excursion, like what Lincoln did to the Irish immigrants during the civil war. They’re also here to foment terrorism that can be blamed on “white supremacists,” although I understand the latest boogeyman is “Christian nationalism.”

      • MiTurn March 1, 2024 at 11:16 am #

        Cloward-Piven strategy.

        • cheryl March 3, 2024 at 7:19 am #

          Bingo.

      • canuk March 1, 2024 at 11:37 am #

        My friend sells top of line saw about a million apiece.

        He was visiting a plant where he has sold saws save the years but hadn’t been back for a few years.

        When he visited there was no one around he asked the manager-“We can’t hire people most whom we do hire are illegals”

        And I’ve heard the same thing from my American clients.

        • Helix March 1, 2024 at 11:53 am #

          Well, when people are getting paid to sit around and do nothing, why should they work? There’s an easy solution to this problem and it doesn’t involve illegal invaders.

        • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:27 pm #

          I’ve heard from businesses who can’t hire anyone but illegals for what they can pay them, because their competitors hire illegals.

      • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 11:42 am #

        To do the job American soldiers cannot be totally counted on to do: fire on American citizens.

        • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 11:43 am #

          Replying to question: Why are millions being let in if there are no jobs.

          Oh, our overlords have got a job for them all right.

        • thinblu March 1, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

          There is a great book out now by Kurt Schlichter, called “the attack“ and it takes place in August before the election. It is a totally plausible explanation for why so many military age young men are piling into this country from afar. The best part of the book is at the end, when the solutions for this massive illegal problem, excuse me, “newcomer” problem is discussed. Please read this book and get ready.
          Don’t say nobody warned you!

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

            Let me guess: We’re overwhelmed by the illegals and the Woke armed forces and wiped out.

      • SuperDave March 1, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

        >Then why are these illegals here for? No jobs but still letting in millions of people anyway…

        They are here for Household Formation. The US economy is based on consumption and therefore requires constant growth. For the last 50 years, birth rates been below replacement, hence we need immigrants, millions of immigrants each year now. And this is why no one, Republican nor Democrat will ever do anything to truly stop it. Increased household formation drives what little real growth is occurring in our economy. Plus, it obfuscates the inflationary and deflationary effects we have been seeing since the 1970s. Labor is deflated, hard commodities are inflated. Any commodities with labor inputs are mixed, or even lower. For instance, housing in good locations are way up, but houses in general are cheaper, in terms of gold. Corn is super cheap, in gold terms. Since money is no longer pegged to gold, it is obfuscated too.

        It is just a manifestation of the Long Emergency our host coined. Our long emergency began in the 1970s when the US peaked(for the moment excluding extraordinary tech and financialization), and continues to this day.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

          Yes, and for those with a philosophical foundation, it’s an utter indictment of Capitalism. A body that has to keep growing is a body that is doomed. If you start growing again as an adult, you have a rare and fatal illness.

          • SuperDave March 1, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

            I don’t see an indictment of capitalism here, but a shining positive. The capitalism has spurred growth in technology, food production, energy, efficient processes in nearly every sector where it matters. Compared to 1970, we live in opulence. Bigger houses, more advance vehicles, more food, more options. Yet labor vs gold has been getting less and less …as labor approaches the cost of energy. Cost of knowledge based work has largely kept pace. And, the US can physically host the all of the world’s population if we had too. Capitalism is not good or bad, but it is efficient…now, crony capitalism is a different story.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            Capitalism removes every bond between man and man and replaces them with the cash nexus.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

            The world is finite yet greed is infinite. See the existential conflict? No, right.

            Ok, then it leads to war because you want your neighbor’s stuff. We covet what the Russian Federation has. Do you care? No, right?

            Greed dulls the deeper mind and of course, obscures the voice of conscience.

          • SuperDave March 1, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

            RD3 > Capitalism removes every bond between man and man and replaces them with the cash nexus.

            I think you are misconstruing Capitalism and Markets. Markets are about exchanges between men (or women) and often involves cash or some other exchange of value. But, markets are a feature of all economic activity, even a gift economy, but especially in Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Capitalism. However, markets get a bad name when markets are manipulated, as in where the state monopolizes a good or services, or a state subsidizes or penalizes some activity. .. Or favors some company or product over others. I no of where in the west that has anything close to free markets and capitalism.

          • SuperDave March 1, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

            The world is not exactly finite, but I can see where you would think that. The Earth is constantly gaining matter and energy from our sun and nearby space. But, the bulk of Earth is hopefully already here…(no new, large asteroids please). And similarly, nearly everything that was here 100 million years ago, is still here, even the oil(it is mostly gone up in smoke, but the smoke is still here). It has just been transformed into something else. And, you may be correct regarding greed being infinite. But greed is not the motivating factor for capitalism. Capitalism is private use of surplus capital.

            What most people forget is that human’s are able to transform matter from one type to another. And some of the most useful things are easily regenerated biologically or chemically…we are finding new ways to re-use matter all the time. Also, there is the concept of ephemeralization which is using less and less to do more…using less input but getting more outputs…increased efficiencies.

            Greed can be bad, but that is not the reason to do away with capitalism, there are many greedy people in US government and it is mostly socialistic/fascistic and there were a lot of greedy people in the USSR leadership.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

            Dave,

            The “free market” exists only in theory. Capitalism is inevitably a race to the bottom where the cunning, amoral, duplicitous, evil, etc. win and the just, fair, devout righteous, etc., lose. The situation only gets worse the larger, more impersonal, and more “diverse” the economy becomes. We now live in a world where a guy would bankrupt his next-door neighbor because it made him a few more shekels. He could justify it by saying it increased the overall GDP of the US and created three more jobs in India. See? Net win!

        • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 5:58 pm #

          How are the illegals supposed to increase “Household Formation” when the majority of them are male? Are the female citizens of this country so enthralled with the invaders that they want to pop out a little brown baby – to a different “baby daddy” – every year?

          Nope. They are here to crash our social safety net, put US citizens out of work, and kill us when the shit hits the fan. And also to provide an excuse to bring in UN “peacekeepers” when US citizens decide they have had enough and start to fight back.

          • justanotherguy March 1, 2024 at 10:24 pm #

            just wait until they are wearing blue locally, and decide to deal with residents like they did where they came from. blue on blue will be a feature (not a bug) of the comprehensive, detailed divisions being sewn.

          • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            Sir, with all respect:

            please dont worry about the so-called “united nations”. This entity has the smallest millitary d*ck on this planet and could never do anything as “fighting” without troops the USA and NATO lend them.

            But maybe the powers that be will dress up their mercenaries and irregular henchmen as “UN-troopers” to obfuscate who does what to whom. That would not only happen in the US i guess, if s**t hits the fan.

            Also the UN is now dominated by China and the BRICS. They would not waste money, ressources and troops to interfere in a civil war western plutocrates wage on their populations. The would just watch an laugh and learn…

      • Wizard of the Saddle March 1, 2024 at 3:44 pm #

        Coming from Texas….I can answer that:

        Because AI ain’t worth a shit at laying and grouting tile floors, etc.

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

          But, but, but…..3-D printing.

          Or not.

        • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

          You are effin right Sir ! 😀

    • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:03 am #

      Nickel, payment on national debt now exceeds defense spending. Crossed that line this week.

      Nobody cares. Nobody who could do anything about, that is.

      My God, what in the hell is wrong with us? My simple brain just can’t understand how 435 people can all vote lock, stock and barrell as they are told by their bosses and still be able to sleep at night.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        They don’t think they’ll suffer any consequences for their actions or decisions. They believe in the “system” as it serves them. It won’t always, but they don’t know that yet. Many of them really believe that they’re benefitting the country and the people. Others know they’re not, but that’s not what they’re there for, anyway.

        • NickelthroweR March 1, 2024 at 11:37 am #

          @tuco22

          I lived through, studied, and taught History. History is just a chronological list of things that were not supposed to happen. Genghis Khan was not supposed to happen. Julius Caesar was not supposed to happen. Napoleon was not supposed to happen. Alexander the Great was not supposed to happen. You get the idea, right?

          The pattern that we see throughout history is that one man or a small group of men can create or destroy an empire. Well, the Federal Reserve was not supposed to happen but it did and now the empire is in freefall collapse. We could not have had the expansion of government without the issuance of money created out of thin air. We could not have fought the wars of the 20th & 21st Century without creating money out of thin air.

          The consequence of this will be the total annihilation of the middle and working class. Taxes and the cost of unlimited compliance will drive everything and everyone out of business until nothing remains.

          • Helix March 1, 2024 at 11:56 am #

            That’s kinda the objective, isn’t it? Desperate people are pliant people.

          • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            So you wonder how und why the federal reserve bank was created, Sir ?

            Try to put yourselve in the position of a person living in the European Union, wondering why the European Currency Union and the European Centra Bank were created…..

            THEN you will REALLY feel bad !

      • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:40 am #

        Not all members of the House are evil. Same with the Senate. However, the good ones can’t get anything done, and either sell out, quit, or lose reelection bids.

        • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:55 am #

          Every once in a while an actual rogue house member, who is not bought and paid for arises. In my lifetime, men like Ron Paul or Jim Traficant, or Larry MacDonald come to mind. They are permitted because the house doesn’t matter. I don’t believe that there has been an actual independent US senator in my lifetime. In order to join the upper chamber, you have to declare your allegiance to Israel, or you are not permitted.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:35 am #

            @RD3

            And as a result of that they’ll never be heros, not real ones anyway. Lets face it, I wanted to believe that I could trust someone to do something. Most people have put their faith in Trump, but despite the fact he’s not as bad as Biden, I can’t trust any of these people because of where their loyalty lies. If your loyalty is to Israel then that means your loyalty is not to the U.S. you can’t support both sides. And Israel will always come first, so if anything happens to us here in the U.S. all those Jewish people can just pack up and move back to Israel and sit back while the U.S. dies. Sure they won’t have Hollywood and Disney anymore to profit off of. But they’ll survive, we won’t.

          • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 12:39 pm #

            Phew! It’s taken about 25 comments in before Israel’s been mentioned and blamed for our problems. I was beginning to worry. I mean, what if they weren’t mentioned this week? What would we do, what would we talk about?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

            Thanks for chiming in, Bill. Like always, you’ve added a great deal to the conversation.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

            We’d talk about how women shouldn’t vote, or what race has a lower IQ, Bill.

            What else is there? The weather?

          • Nathan March 1, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

            Nope, Happy Motorist drew Israel into the comments in the reply to Raymond’s very first comment of this blog!

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

            James Buckley won a Senate seat from New York in 1970 because the Republican and Democrat candidates were busy trying to out-left one another to pay attention to the constituents’ needs. (The GOP candidate was Roger Goodell’s daddy, thus the nickname “The Senator’s Son” for the NFL commissioner.)

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:09 pm #

            Also, Angus King and Bernie Sanders are alleged independents currently in the Senate, though they’re both leftist Democrats/socialists in reality.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:31 pm #

            But, James Buckley was the CIA candidate, wasn’t he?

            His brother’s entire, loathsome career was that of the Manchurian “conservative,” engaged in purging the real Right and moving the conservative wing ever-leftward until they were melded with the neocons and were virtually indistinguishable from the progressive Left. No man has ever done more damage to the American right than WFB. Nearer, My God? Nearer to Hell.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 7:12 am #

            I don’t believe that there has been an actual independent US senator in my lifetime.

            Paul Wellstone, perhaps.

            Didn’t agree with a lot of his politics (he’s part of the reason MN is what MN is these days), but the fact that he and his family were bumped off in spectacular fashion suggests he may actually have been acting independently of the system.

          • RD3 March 3, 2024 at 5:30 pm #

            You could be correct about Wellstone. What is the story there? I was living in DC then, and working for a senator. I didn’t agree with Wellstone on nearly any issue, but his staffers swore, to a man, that he was a great guy. They were devoted to him. That says something.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 5:42 pm #

            Wellstone was one of the only senators actively speaking out against going to war in Iraq/Afghanistan after 9/11, in the fall of 2001/early 2002. Everyone else had their fists in the air for revenge. Giving impassioned speeches on the senate floor and all. I think he actually meant it.

            I supported that (though I didn’t support much else of what he was doing, as MN is lefty enough as it is…).

            Then his plane went down in northern MN with his family onboard. Ruled a mechanical failure of some sort due to weather. The odd part was that the FBI was there immediately, from the Twin Cities, which is 2 1/2 hours south. Duluth has FBI, but these guys came from Minneapolis, and were there right away somehow.

            Anyway, he was clearly taken out to make a point.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 5:48 pm #

            Also, the FBI had apparently been tapping his phone for 11 years at that point.

            That said, if I were a senator, I’d assume every line of communication would be tapped from above, but that’s just me…

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

            And I was mistaken, not mechanical failure…they ruled it pilot error due to weather…but the two pilots were very experienced. So it was suspect from the get.

      • Socrates-Detroit March 1, 2024 at 10:59 am #

        @cankerpuss You’ve mentioned the debt several times, so obviously you care.

        I care about it.

        I’m sure several folks here care about.

        There is nothing we can do about it. And this important issue is largely removed from the news. Therefore, for many people, it’s no longer an issue!

        After all, didn’t Cheney say “deficits don’t matter”? Didn’t Bush MASSIVELY accelerate the growth of deficits with his forever wars in the mid-east? His prescription drug benefit to pander to (what was then a overwhelmingly white, “conservative”-leaning) voter bloc?

        Many, most of the 435 do as they are told because that’s the easiest way for them to keep their seats and funding for campaigns, as well as personal, in the form of current and FUTURE honoraria, “book contracts”, etc.

        I appreciate your comments in general, BTW. Thanks

      • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:18 am #

        CP,
        Maybe they don’t sleep well at night. Few of them are stupid. Maybe…just maybe they see the big picture and realize that the situation is hopeless.

        …When rape is inevitable…you know….

      • canuk March 1, 2024 at 11:38 am #

        If they don’t do what they’re told they will sleep forever.

      • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

        @CP:

        Who says they’re sleeping at night? Look at the bags under their eyes. All the blow and hookers cut into sleep. Plus the constant terror of being found out.

      • gantech March 3, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

        I can’t either for the life of me understand the mentality involved in the lunacy. And that’s a huge line to cross where service on national debt exceeds military spanning Jesus Christ we’re in the hands of the philistines.

        • Q. Shtik March 3, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

          military spanning – gantech

          =========

          spanning… hahaha

    • nancyd March 1, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

      “Finally, we should have a discussion about A.I. and the 40% of workers that are about to be out of work. Wont that be interesting? How will Uncle Sugar pay the interest on his debt without his tax slaves? Stay tuned.”

      Good point. Been wondering the same thing now for a while NickelthroweR.

      • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

        ” How will Uncle Sugar pay the interest on his debt without his tax slaves? ”

        Nancy,
        MMT will be the obvious answer.

        https://www.investopedia.com/modern-monetary-theory-mmt-4588060

        Citizens receive a guaranteed monthly income. Those who have accumulated wealth will be taxed. The tax system will be used to curb inflation, and re-distribute wealth.

        If you think MMT is coming, you would be wrong, as it has been in effect for almost a decade.

        I said it would be the answer to your question…I do not, myself, support the theory.

        • Yirgach March 3, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

          MMT is just one of the reasons to buy gold. There are a few trillions more.
          I started buying gold when it was $60/oz, at $2K/oz it is still very cheap.

    • Suzie March 1, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

      Actually Putin and Zelensky are both meeting with Saudi Arabia as we speak -without the the USA! – to discuss terms.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

        That’s good news.

        Boris must be having a heart attack.

        • Nathan March 1, 2024 at 5:12 pm #

          Boris demanded 1 million dollars (cue Doctor Evil impersonation) for an interview with Tucker, after Putin told Tucker Boris tore up the negotiated settlement document between Ukraine and Russia. Hilarious! As if anyone wants to hear what that buffoon has to say about anything.

  3. sanspeur March 1, 2024 at 9:55 am #

    The collective United States population is too comfortable/busy/distracted to care at this point. The Biden voters will not change nor will the Trump supporters.

    It’s like one of those movies, where a character in a stupor needs a slap in the face to wake up.

    What that slap will be, I have no idea, but things will not change in the USA until it becomes difficult for the majority of Americans +150M to obtain 3 hots and a cot.

    That is when it will get spicy for anyone that has run this place into the ground for the past 20+ years and new leaders that are MEN will assume the stage to rebuild.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 9:59 am #

      What new leaders? You men these Hispanic males? Or the Muslim ones? Or maybe someone from the Chinese side? Because it’s not like they are flooding America with white men from Europe. I had no idea a lot of this stuff was going on. The Democrat party should have been destroyed a long ass time ago, or at least replaced with a better stable.

      • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:11 am #

        Half of the voting public still identify and vote as Democrat. They will never change.

        • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:15 am #

          “We’re Democrats” because FDR “saved” grandpappy.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

            Millions of middle-aged white people in the Northeast and Midwest reflexively pull the D lever because that’s what pappy and grandpappy told them to do. They are so stupid that they still say things like: “The Democrat party is the party of the working man” or “JFK was a Democrat.”

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:44 am #

            Or “because LBJ gave us the Great Society.” Despite the visible evidence that the Great Society gutted the cities and ruined American culture, they still believe he was a good man.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:52 am #

            Yes. LBJ, too. I still know many, many devout Catholics who vote only for Democrats because JFK was a Catholic and a Democrat and Catholics are just supposed to vote Democrat. Their dead grandfathers passed it down to their dead fathers and now they are passing this down to their children. People who don’t live in these areas underestimate the impact of this “legacy.”

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:38 am #

            @RD3
            And this whole time I thought they were just leftist idiots voting D because of the “free” stuff they promise to give them.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:43 am #

            No. They’re generationally retarded.

          • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

            many devout Catholics – RD3

            ==========

            Catholics are always said to be “devout” yet I don’t know any actual “devout” Catholics. They are all pretty much the same as I was, a half-assed Catholic.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

            I know many. I live an area that is still heavily Catholic. There are old Polish and Italian ladies who attend Mass every morning and are never without their beads. When I was a kid, we had a firebrand pastor. He would work himself into a lather railing against usury and interest. He was a real, actual Catholic priest.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

            Well said. The stupidity of the average man is an indictment of Democracy that can never be refuted.

            On Catholicism: It’s all just beads and mumbling until you’ve had real experiences. Many never do. They still think God is “out there” and that doing things is a way of bribing Him.

          • cheryl March 3, 2024 at 7:45 am #

            Isn’t that the truth.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

            I too know many devout Catholics. This is a conservative rural parish, and I’m pretty sure they are not Democrats. Actually, I’d be surprised to learn that any of them are.

            I have never given much thought to their ethnicity, but I’m guessing predominantly German, followed by Irish.

      • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

        Well, a Chinese occupation government would – if they were smart – keep the society and adminstration largely functional so the US could deliver drinkable water, food und maybe coal to China.

        Would seem reasonable. Dont eleminate folks who pay tights !

        • Q. Shtik March 3, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

          Dont (SIC) eleminate (SIC) folks who pay tights ! – petit

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

          Huh?

          tights?

          • petit bourgois March 4, 2024 at 2:25 am #

            Excuse me:

            “Tithe” was the right word. Typo error !

            Or, lets say, tribute, ransom, or protection money.

    • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      Too much porn. Too much television. Too much sports.

      Things will change when people have to spend the majority of their time worrying about where their next meal will come from or where they can find shelter from the elements.

      We aren’t there yet.

      It takes a lot of bankrupt a Republic. We are almost there but not quite.

      • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        Canker, they worry about those things, but they expect government to take care of their every want and need: money, food, housing, clothing, transportation, even cell phones and computers.

      • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

        Especially women. Thus they “marry” the big State which will give them stuff – especially when they divorce their actual husband.

        • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

          Or make spectacles of themselves by granting interviews and having photos taken before and after surgery to have themselves sterilized as a grand gesture of their hated of The Patriarchy or to save the planet. Have kids, don’t have kids — I don’t care. But why (other than narcissism and a desire to be Karen) are you proclaiming your “sad sacrifice” of reproducing is for some bullshit reason to make the world safe from the mass of humanity.

      • gantech March 3, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

        Canker….. that’s exactly right everybody is narcotized with the NFL the NBA television, the awards, the red carpet, all the mindnumbing things out there the Internet hello but you’re right when push comes to shove in the future when you don’t know where your next meals coming from that all will dissolve

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      I rather think it’ll be like a scene in the book A Canticle for Leibowitz, about the aftermath of a nuclear attack, where the survivors didn’t go after the leaders per se, if they could be found, but everybody educated became the targets, government leader or not. I think that’s how it’ll play out. Ordinary people will become targets for retribution based on some ever-changing rubric of guilt.

      • gantech March 3, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

        Tuco22 the scary part about that to me is the fact that after a horrific disaster like nuclear war or whatever only the smart people are going to be able to figure out how to build everything back, we’ve got plenty of uneducated labor

    • Helix March 1, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      Re “What that slap will be, I have no idea”

      Well, two possibilities come immediately to mind. First, of course, is nuclear war. One would hope that no one is stupid enough to trigger such a conflict, but the history of the 20th century clearly illustrates that madmen can rise to positions of power, and once they do, they have no problem killing people in the millions. Looking at the “leadership” in our military and “security” agencies — not to mention those of the European Union — I think the case can be made that such people have already seized positions of power. And in my opinion seem to be doing their best to push the world toward nuclear war.

      Secondly, assuming that the above doesn’t happen first, is the destruction of the US dollar. It looks pretty clear to me that we are headed for some financial “event”. And when it happens, I’m quite sure that the Fed will print as much money as needed to “contain” it, and this time it will require tens of trillions of dollars to paper it over. Some of those trillions will undoubtedly come in the form of bail-ins and the seizure of stocks and bonds that have been pledged as collateral in derivative contracts. That would be YOUR stocks and bonds. Remember John Corzine and MF Global?

      As they say, hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

      • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

        “Good” pols like Biden and the Bushes and Cheneys are tied into the military-industrial complex via stocks and sinecures. As I said recently, Biden, as dumb as he is, clearly let himself get bought off by du Pont or he would’ve been gone decades ago. The decisions these fuckers make create havoc around the world while allowing themselves to sell themselves as “patriotic American defenders of global democracy” rather than the agents of death they are. As their actions affect Wall Street, it’s no wonder that WSJ and the big banking houses support Biden and anyone else not named Trump: his “disruptive” style threatens their future profitability and might create unforeseen circumstances (e.g., fewer wars) that would screw up economic forecasts banks and governments lean on for projecting future spending.

        As for using nukes, Helix, don’t worry — they’ll be used someday. Either build a big shelter so you’ll have a chance at survival, or set yourself up so you’ll be vaporized so you won’t have to worry about what comes next.

        • Helix March 1, 2024 at 3:34 pm #

          I’m not worried Uncle Bob! Concerned, and planning (and preparing) for the worst, but still hoping for the best.

        • gantech March 3, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          I’m an old fart but back in the 60s as a kid I remember bomb shelters in the backyards of peoples houses me and my friends used to sneak into those places and smoke cigarettes. A lot of people had bombs shelters back in the day.

      • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

        Well, the EU leaders are too coward to geo nuclear; and the US leaders love their lives and their wealth to much.

        And with all the incompetence around: i guess no more than 10% of all nukes still work.

        Just the thougts of a technical layman.

        • Q. Shtik March 3, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

          Well, the EU leaders are too coward (SIC) to geo nuclear; and the US leaders love their lives and their wealth to (SIC) much.

          Just the thougts (SIC) of a technical layman. – petit bourgois

          • petit bourgois March 4, 2024 at 2:29 am #

            Come on man, forgive an angy little guy his typos. Guess we have a quite some common ground.

            I promise i never will mess up “thoughts” and “too”…

  4. TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 9:55 am #

    Just read the article, I don’t know what to even think of this right now…The Democrats would really go that far and get us blown up out of desperation? I’ve heard so many older people here say that there was always this talk about nuclear war and then it never happening…But I hear it mentioned a lot these days and it sounds as though it might be for real this time if the Left truly are stupid enough to do something. And I knew a lot of the rape shit was going to happen… Europe is still dealing with it. Makes me wonder why men aren’t going on mass killing sprees to thwart these Mutts. But it’s kind of hard helping women that hate you, or even advocated open borders. Plenty of White leftist women are guilty of doing that.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 9:57 am #

      And for the ones who are guilty well fuck it, let them reap what they sow.

    • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:00 am #

      “The big question really is, will that party blow up the United States of America in the process?”

      Great question Jim. I think the United States is already blown up and we are now fighting for the crumbs. A monumental event happened this week that few are talking about. This week the payment on the National Debt, for the first time ever has exceed the amount of money the Government is spending on defense. Currently the interest payment along is $870 billion. Defense spending is $850 billion. That is JUST INTEREST and is not including payment towards the principle of the debt.

      So, Jim, to answer your question, the job has already been done. You know it. I know it. All of the commentariat know it. The money is gone. It is no more. There is no money. We are broke, busted, bankrupt, poor, pobre, whatever the hell you want to call it.

      It’s only a matter of time before this debt finally crushes what is left of the USA.

      None of the fuckers in Congress give a damn.

      • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:10 am #

        Truthseeker, this got posted in reply to your comment accidentally.

        • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

          Well it’s alright.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:11 am #

        It’s like I was saying before, the money is still good for something. The U.S. dollar hasn’t fully bankrupted yet or defaulted to where it’s useless like how it is in Venezuela. Until it gets to that point, we aren’t exactly “broke” yet. I won’t use the term broke or poor until 99 percent of the population is struggling and eating out of the garbage and can only afford to buy one hamburger. We aren’t a financially powerful nation anymore but like I said the money is still worth something.

        • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:13 am #

          Only because the people still believe it is. We will never pay off this debt.

          True wealth is not found in debt.

        • Helix March 1, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

          I don’t think the money will be worth something for long. I’m pretty sure some sort of financial “event” is not too far over the horizon. When it hits, the Fed will do everything possible to “contain” it, which will require many trillions of dollars — tens of millions at least. Expect bail-ins, seizure of stocks, bonds, and mortgages that have been pledged as collateral in derivative contracts, and outright printing of money to shore up beleaguered financial institutions. People will find themselves stripped of assets, and inflation will eat up the value of whatever money they have left.

          Plant a garden. Hold paper title to your property if you own it. And get out of debt as quickly as possible.

          • Helix March 1, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

            Oops! That’s “– tens of TRILLIONS at least”. Sorry!

      • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

        You think that is why McConnell and many more are getting the hell out of Dodge before it blows up? Maybe starting next Friday?

        • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:39 am #

          @McConnell where is he going?

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:54 am #

            He’s resigning as Senate GOP leader as of Nov. 2024, but he’s retaining his seat until after the 2026 election or he dies, whichever comes first.

          • Socrates-Detroit March 1, 2024 at 11:02 am #

            I can tell you where McConnell will end up. It’s a 4-letter word in English, starts with H, ends with two “L”s.

            He’ll be joined by 97% of the people reported on in JHK’s columns, or in the news.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:40 am #

            @Uncle Bob

            Why though? Is he doing it because he feels physically threaten?

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

            TS, the Turtle is probably retiring because GOP voters are furious with him for making deals with Biden, plus he obviously has cognitive problems. He decided (probably with help) that it’s time to go, before he has the shit beat out if him as happened to Harry Reid.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

          He’s starting to freeze up in front of the mic. He’s old and needs to go. They’re never going to vote him out. He’s like Kentucky Kennedy.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

            He’s an arch-Whig. Like a less articulate Henry Clay with a larger wattle.

      • petit bourgois March 3, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

        Oh Sir, in US as well as in Europan Union, the money will NEVER be gone. They will “print” more and more and more…..

    • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      Truth, women want the government to take care of them, not some white dude with toxic masculinity. Well, the government is obviously not up to the challenge and couldn’t give a flying EFF about women these days. But our women don’t get it, do they? Theys still vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

      As long as they can get their abortions, that’s what they care about.

      They don’t even care that crazy men have invaded their sports, their locker rooms, their restrooms.

      They clap and cheer when men like Dylan Mulvaney get “woman of the year awards.”

      Women need to pull their heads out of the asses and get themselves right with God, with nature, with biology. If things keep going the way they are this world is going to eat our women alive. These immigrant men, they aren’t feminized like American men. In their culture women are viewed almost as property.

      Wake up ladies. The war is against you, don’t you get it?

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:12 am #

        @Cankerpuss

        What you are describing are mostly 99% liberal and leftist women.

        • pothole March 1, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

          @TS86

          Yeah the bitter because they’re ugly ones.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:24 am #

        Most of them won’t shut their yappers long enough to listen to anything.

      • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 10:38 am #

        Not all women, Canker.

        Overweight women with purple hair, nose rings & weirdo eyeglasses — who dominate local school boards in New England, yes.

        • pothole March 1, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

          Those stupid glasses.

        • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

          Marlin, these are all symptoms of a sick society.

        • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

          BRH, don’t forget tattoos. I see so many fat, ugly women wearing clothing they can’t really fit into covering their cellulose with unrecognizable tattoos. They think they are sexy. I think they look like the side of a Union Pacific rail car.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 7:29 am #

            Lol

      • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 10:41 am #

        Your first paragraph is exemplified by the Black population. The idea that men are responsible for families and their progeny is not wide spread in Black communities. Thus mothers have been conditioned for generations to EXPECT the government to take care of them.

        As the illegals accumulate into Boroughs, they will expect the same treatment as the Black community as they find out that American is not the grand cornucopia it is being sold as.

        It is amazing how many drains are opening up for the USA to go down. Quickly.

        • Helix March 1, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

          The welfare state is responsible for this. The rules surrounding welfare benefits have virtually destroyed family structures and motivation to become productive members of society.

          We’re doing this to ourselves.

      • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

        “But our women don’t get it, do they? They still vote overwhelmingly Democrat.

        As long as they can get their abortions, that’s what they care about.”

        Yep. And why is abortion so damn all-important to them? Because they refuse to keep their legs together. And why do they seem incapable of keeping their legs together? Because our culture conditions them to be sluts.

        I’m speaking as a gal who, back in my youth, got called every name in the book because I would NOT sleep with men before marriage. One guy I had a few dates with quit calling when I wouldn’t sleep with him, another dropped me like a hot potato after ONE date because I wouldn’t sleep with him that very night. Other guys called me names I will not repeat here simply for me having views about sex and marriage that would have been considered completely ordinary a few generations ago.

        I knew more young women than I care to remember who had abortions because their boyfriends threatened to break up with them if they didn’t.

        I despise my fellow women plenty, but let’s be honest: Men are not innocent in this whole thing!!

        Because I’ve been independent-minded my whole life, I was willing to.suffer the punishment meted out to the gals who don’t “put out.” But most women value relationships — and fitting in with the crowd — ABOVE ALL ELSE, and so, have become sluts. Until men start respecting women, and women start respecting themselves, the abortion mania will continue.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

          Women don’t respect men who respect them. They want the bad boy. Female sexuality is just as primitive as male sexuality.

          They want to change him. To domesticate him. If they succeeded, they would lose interest and respect – and start looking around again, whether married or not.

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 1:03 pm #

            Jarek,
            You have wisdom beyond your years.

          • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

            Jared

            That is so totally NOT my experience. I’m sorry that you’re so jaded about women. Apparently, even more jaded than I am about men.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

            A girl can be good and still be sexy – as long as it’s obviously a struggle for her.

            But unless you’ve been there once, how do you know you want to go back? Same thing for women in regards to men.

            Many nice women of previous generations married “respectful” men only to find out he wasn’t all that interested.

            I hear your heartfelt cry. Maybe old New England offers a compromise: Bundling. A swain was tied up and allowed to sleep with his girl. If he got his hands free, who knows what might happen?

            Many of the old records show births well short of nine months after the marriage. They wanted to know if the boy had the goods. Things like mumps took many out of the game. A girl – and most were pretty good – could live down a failed courtship. But not a failed marriage. The Puritans didn’t hate sex, they hated divorce even though they allowed it.

        • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

          You’re right. We raise our sons to be thugs, and our daughters to be sluts. If you’re outside those parameters, there’s something wrong with you — you’re gay, or you’re a retard, or you’re a Bible-thumping zealot, or you hate the opposite sex.

          • Organist1022 March 1, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

            There are demographics that fit the thug/slut model. Liberal polite suburbia is soy boy/Karen.

        • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

          Heartlander,

          You missed one.

          Women need to start respecting men again. You want men to respect women. Why? Look at what women have become today? Fat. Disgusting. Sloppy. Loud. Foul mouthed. Violent. All tatted up. Piercings in all folds on their bodies. Fake hair, fake lips, fake boobs, face asses, fake faces.

          You tell me what is there for a man to respect in a woman?

          You go to the beach and women are wearing dental floss while the men are earing knee length shorts. You go to prom and the boys are all wearing suits while the girls are flaunting around in little lingerie like nighties. Watch an awards show and what do you see? Women wear as little as they can without being nude and the men are in tuxedos.

          Men have some culpability in all of this but the women, well, nobody forces the women to behave they way they are behaving. NOBODY. They have a choice and right now they are making all the wrong choices.

          I will respect women when women start respecting men and acting something that men would want to be with.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

            You seem to frequent places where you know women won’t be wearing much.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 7:43 am #

            I dunno. I must be lucky.

            My wife is 100% au naturel, caring, intuitive, vulnerable, strong, and beautiful. They’re out there…I had to find a Midwestern farm girl who’s been through it all and knows what matters.

            My first wife, on the other hand…she fit your description. And that’s why I had to discard her with extreme prejudice. Not fun to do, but necessary. Once my ex started working on her “sleeve” and spending $1500 a month on hair extensions, everything else started to go wrong…it is not a sign of personal strength…it’s the opposite.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 9:09 pm #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            I don’t know anybody like that. Quite an odd millieu you associate with.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            I frequently have occasion to say that to one of my oldest friends. He’s always telling me that everyone he knows hates kids, wishes they’d never had kids, and thinks it’s great that the younger generations no longer feel any pressure to get married, have kids, form families. He tells me this is based on the people he knew at work over many years, both male and female.

            I always reply, “I don’t know anyone like that.” And, frankly, I’m not sure he’s telling the truth. He’s a little prone to exaggeration and fancy.

        • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 9:05 pm #

          @ Heartlander:

          I’ve know women whose husbands demanded they get an abortion.

      • margot62 March 2, 2024 at 11:00 am #

        A woman replying here—and I don’t disagree with you about the state of the female gender, but then I’m a rare breed who has always leaned conservative and who has been cognizant of our government’s plans since the late 90s.

        Most of the women I know aren’t intelligent enough to understand the machinations of the world we’re living in. 98% of the women I know think life is going on as it always has. What little they can intuit they don’t care to investigate.

        I’m a Boomer, and most of the women I know are at least good mothers and wives and care deeply about home and family. We’re too old (early 60’s)) to worry about gender-less bathrooms and the like, and it’s not that we don’t care, it’s just not in our wheelhouse.

        I spend most of my time reading alternative news and figuring out how to navigate the future. I’ve tried in earnest to wake up the females and even the males in my life—that’s my contribution to this whole mess.

        While it’s convenient, and perhaps even just, to point our fingers at the “evil people” who are screwing humanity, I’d also like to point out our participation in current events.

        The elites feel we are offering our energy, money and resources to them freely. And why wouldn’t they?

        If 30% of the population stopped paying taxes, or objected to an unjust law, or arrest, or act, the elites would have to completely cease that activity.

        But we don’t put up a fight.

        We live in a rigged system, and we look like a bunch of fools using credit cards, buying into a rigged stock market, and signing up for poisonous vaccines. As much as we want to place blame on the “evil people” doing this to us, we never seem to accept responsibility for our own actions—or inactions. We just keep playing the game.

        • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

          Seems like you’re an astute observer. I’ve always taken responsibility for my mistakes. The problem with that is understanding you’ve actually made a mistake.

      • taijitu March 2, 2024 at 5:26 pm #

        Almost?

      • cheryl March 3, 2024 at 8:16 am #

        Modern women are hilarious and pathetic at the same time and honestly, I know because I am one (sans the modern), but I had never thought the reason that women are always voting democrat is because they want the government to take care of them. Screw those toxic males. It makes perfect sense though. This way they can still hold on to their crusade of being “I am woman hear me roar,” all the while having someone else be responsible for them and take care of them but not be obvious about it. One thing modern women refuse to do is take personal responsibility for anything. No matter what they say. Most are hypocritical to their core. But by voting democrat they can tell each other over wine how powerful, intelligent and what an important part of the solution they are. They can talk ad nauseam about vile men. But in actuality, government is really their ultimate “Chad.” I lost respect for modern women a couple of decades ago.

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:30 am #

      They’ve been conditioned to go along to get along.

      • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

        At the expense of having their own child ripped out of their own wombs? If a woman puts being liked above the welfare of her child…….well, I don’t have words to describe the disdain I have for that poor wretched female soul.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 3, 2024 at 7:56 am #

          As I mentioned slightly above, I’ve experienced two different types of wife.

          My wife, with whom I’m now raising an amazing boy, fought tooth and nail to bring him into the world. Complications abounded, but were overcome…bringing the world a new life that was ours was what mattered.

          The one I left long ago once told me that “if we ever accidentally got pregnant, you probably wouldn’t even know about it.” That was a bit of a red flag. That said, she is also now no longer of this world. Sad in the grand scheme, but bullet dodged.

  5. Uncle.Al March 1, 2024 at 10:00 am #

    fJoe Biden, “The smartest man I ever met” re fHunter Biden.
    *So stipulated, and treason”

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  6. Yirgach March 1, 2024 at 10:01 am #

    The Party of CHAOS is reeling from the SCOTUS decision to hear the Trump Presidential immunity case. Their plan to lawfare the election is unraveling while there is no virus on the horizon as an excuse for mail-in ballots. All at the same time another regime mistake blows up in the Ukraine.

    The TDS infection will cause them to put NATO troops on the ground and initiate a “Gulf of Tonkin” moment, probably a limited nuclear event in a last desperate hail mary.

    Anything to stay in power, including the end of the human race.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:14 am #

      @Yirgach
      Which is why I don’t understand why aren’t they being removed? You would think if people cared about their own survival they wouldn’t even let the Democrat party go that far. They would stop them before they can even cause a fucked up event to happen. But no they are too stupid to realize that they are protecting a party that’s putting them at risk just like the rest of us.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:34 am #

        As long as what the democrat party does doesn’t affect them personally, they don’t care, and the antifa/blm riots allowed by democrat governors three years ago did a lot to inform people that these same people will allow it again should Trump become president. They want “peace and safety” above all else, including rights and freedom (except if they’re reproductive or gender).

      • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 10:34 am #

        Who would remove them, TS? They have the FBI in their pocket, and hundreds of Judges & Prosecutors are beholden to George Soros.

        • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:42 am #

          @BackRowHeckler

          When you say it like this, it sounds like we’ve completely lost and that only one person can do something…About all of this.

      • Yirgach March 1, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

        Well just look at everything that “Joe Biden” has done.
        There is an agenda which is so foreign to the American political system that it seems more and more insane to a lot of people.

        Also appreciate where the power is shifting from and to whom it shifting to. The PTB are scared shitless by this which leaves them only the final solution as a consideration. They know what’s going to happen if UKNOWHO wins. It’s like a rabid animal being cornered.

        They will fight tooth and nail and foaming at the mouth. it’s already starting. Expect it to get much worse as the scaffold is built.

    • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:32 pm #

      The Court is compromised and will not give Trump immunity. The only two legitimate justices are Thomas and Alito.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

        What? Don’t you think that Sonia and Kentanji are wise and brilliant? You bigot.

        Roberts is the perfect chief justice, a flimsy, fake “conservative,” compromised by his trips to the island and willing to bend over every time his masters make a command.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

          My fave is Conney-Barrett. She adopted two Black African teenage sisters while pregnant. She couldn’t pass up the deal. She had been “looking for something like this”.

          Virtue signalling on steroids. We trusted our Nation to crap like this?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

            Haha. I had forgotten that. Well, living in South Bend and attending ND law school will do that to you. I wonder if she and Backdoor Buttigieg are friends.

    • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

      “No virus on the horizon…”

      You may be forgetting how quickly things happen these days. Eight months is a long time, a lot can – and most likely will – happen between now and then.

      Four years ago we went from ridiculous video of Chinese falling dead while running in the streets, and being welded into their apartments, to lockdown over here in 2 months.

      Haven’t you heard the WHO warning us about “Disease X”? They don’t know what it is yet, but they do know that it will be “twenty times deadlier than Covid!” Luckily, we will have the new Pandemic Agreement in place this May so that the WHO can save us from their imaginary (or lab-developed) disease – and ourselves.

      • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

        Well, if it’s 20 times deadlier than covid, I guess I’ll have to pick up some cough drops and a box of bandaids (in case it’s hemorrhagic).

  7. benr March 1, 2024 at 10:04 am #

    Tucker interviews Mike Benz who seems to know the inner workings of the blob stem to stern and names the names as well as companies involved.

    open.spotify.com/episode/6isdfZPZ4ttLkDlRJXv60R?si=d797e3709b2b4198

    It really ties up some nebulous items that I never really connected but somehow knew.

    • benr March 1, 2024 at 10:05 am #

      No mention of George Soros which was refreshing but lots of evil little minions.

    • Alfred March 1, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      Saw that on Tucker’s site.

      Jaw dropping, the guy just streams it out. Tucker had to stop him twice just to catch up.

      Benz redefines democracy from “We the People,” to “We the Institutions,” then goes on to explain how they’re structured for the carriage of power. Astonishing revelation of how deep the rabbit hole really is.

      I took a pause when Mike Benz used the word “Blob” and I wondered if our host here confabs with the man?

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:14 am #

        Didn’t he say that someone in the Obama administration coined the term?

        But I agree, that interview is amazing. Everyone should watch it, preferably more than once.

        • pothole March 1, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

          Yes and yes.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        When he explained how they planned to censor social media so that the election results could be pushed onto people without too much uproar, Tucker stopped him and asked Are you saying they knew the election results 7 months before November?
        And he says, deadpan, “It looks bad”, and Tucker laughs and says “Yes, Mike, it does look bad”, and then he just carries on.
        The man is a force of nature.

        • Alfred March 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

          Yeah… He said in no uncertain terms, our military and the intelligence services are setting the agenda. The censorship industrial complex is owned and operated by DOD.

          Equally disturbing was the banal acceptance that it’s really ALWAYS been this way, and it’s just that they weren’t ready for the transformation that occurred with the internet, and that’s why they’re frantically rearranging the set so we don’t see the wires and props, but we actually do because they’re in such a hurry to get it back to status quo.

          Russell Brand did a few spots on the interview. You can sense an elevated urgency on his part…

          • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

            I am glad the word is getting out about the Tucker interview with Mike Benz. I think this interview is far more important than the interview with Putin. Indeed, perhaps the most important interview Tucker’s ever done.

            I watched it when it first came out, and am getting ready to read the transcript of it, since there was so much that needs to sink in.

            rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/the-end-of-democracy-what-im-describing

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            Vote for a or b.
            What about c?
            There is no c.
            Yes, there is.
            It’s too small to matter.
            Why?
            Do you want to waste your vote?
            No, I want alternatives.
            You can vote for a or b.
            Who says?
            We do.
            Who are you?
            We’re a and b.

        • pothole March 1, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

          I recall reading article after article months before the election, as if written by the same journo, talking about how it “might” appear as if Trump won at first, but then the mail-in ballot tallies would come in; pretty much prepping the public for plausible deniability. “See, we told you it may happen this way!”

          “Oh boy,” I remember thinking, “here it comes…”

          • pothole March 1, 2024 at 12:41 pm #

            Last comment was @ Paula D.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

            I remember that also. They assured us that Reps were going to vote in person, because they weren’t afraid of covid and they didn’t trust the mail, pick your excuse.

            But Dems would vote by mail. OK, make sure your vote gets there before Election Day!

            Yeah….no.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

            That narrative was no doubt gamed out 7 months early, in that conference Mike Benz describes.

            Democracy™.

  8. Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 10:04 am #

    A Democratic Party extinction event would be the most beneficial development that could transpire in this failing American Empire.

    Second most beneficial would be a Republican Party extinction event.

    What is abundantly clear is that nothing can be fixed in this nation any longer by adding on to existing political structures, but only by tearing some of them down – particularly of the National Security State. And that, of course, is why both parties so desperately wish for Donald Trump to be removed from the equation.

    Trump 1.0 did not fully understand that fact, but Trump 1.1, as flawed as he is, damn sure does. Having him back in the Oval Office with vengeance on his mind is, to be sure, a risky proposition, but it’s our only hope at this point.

    I, for one, would give him a bulldozer outfitted with an array of chainsaws to go at it, and hope for the best.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:17 am #

      @Zoltar

      To be fair it would be easier if he just had all of them murdered instead of imprisoned so they can’t do anything from the inside. You have convicts who get locked up yet they can still carry out orders to people on the inside somehow. Either the police help them with this or there is some other way how they do it. But Trump would be better off just having them all killed and then replacing them with much better people.

    • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:17 am #

      I’m glad you included the Republicans. I’m so sick of the bi-partisan thinking in this Country. Republicans are worse than Democrats. At least with Democrat scum you know you are getting communist filth.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:44 am #

        @Cankerpuss
        I never cared for either side really. It just seems like the Democrats have all the power, and the Republicans have little or none of it. Unless they are actually helping the Democrats. Then that would explain everything.

        • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

          A friend put it this way several years ago: The Republican Party is bad (corrupt, weak, venal), but the Democratic Party is now DEMONIC (satanic, occultic, controlled by Lucifer himself).

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:47 pm #

            As Commander Rockwell put it: Liberalism is Communism’s pimping little sister. The Republicans promote the Democratic ideals of yester-year. They’re now for Gay marriage. How long before they see the light on trans kids?

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

            Jarek,
            Yes. And the Commander then suggested…”Next Time the World”. Was he speaking of us…or them?

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:45 pm #

            General Milly wanted to understand White rage. Tucker suggested that he read White Nationalist books like you have. But then said, But you won’t because you know they’ll court-marshal you if you do.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

            Republicans consolidate and “legitimize” all of the Left’s gains.

          • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

            I don’t know, Heartlander. I am more of a subscriber to the “uniparty” theory. All of the bipartisan mindfuckery that comes out of these unholy demons’ mouths is an act. I woke up to this decades ago and I’m not that old.

      • Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 10:48 am #

        Cankerpuss:

        So, you prefer cat shit over pig shit?

        You don’t mean “bi-partisan” thinking. You mean partisan thinking, and then you indulge in it, by contending that the Republicans are “worse.” They aren’t.

        Each side enables the other to exist. They divvy up issues of identity politics, about which they don’t actually give a damn, in order to keep us thinking that we have some sort of meaningful choice when, on existential issues like our endless illegal wars and much-abused economy, we have none at all. They are on the same side.

        Anyone who think that “their side” is the solution is part of the problem. That includes you.

        • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:34 pm #

          I’m not sure if your comment is a rebuke or a rebuttal or what. If you are assuming that I have picked one side of the political aisle over the other then you would be greatly mistaken. I despise both political parties and see only one uniparty.

          In regards to your shit analogy, I look at it this way. Cat shit stinks. Pig shit stinks. Both piles of shit stink and attract flies. I don’t want either one of them in my house.

          Sometimes I find the commentariat on this board try too hard to sound smart and all they do post confusing diatribes that really don’t convey any particular meaning. I think I agree with you but I am not entire sure where you are going. My simple brain just doesn’t work that way.

      • Alfred March 1, 2024 at 11:12 am #

        You must read then, Caitlin Johnstone’s, “The Difference Between Republicans And Democrats.” It’s priceless.

        “The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that when the imperial murder machine has an (R) on it we’re meant to frown, and when the imperial murder machine has a (D) on it we’re meant to smile.”

        • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:22 am #

          True. I also like Sam Francis’s assessment:

          We have two parties in this country: The Evil Party and The Stupid Party. Occasionally, they get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. We call this bipartisanship.

        • farmgal March 1, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

          @alfred …along those lines I would recommend “America’s Ruling Class ” by the late Angelo Codevilla. I’m sure many here have already read it but even if you have its worth a redo. I first heard Rush discussing it on his show many years ago. It’s pretty mind boggling.

          spectator.org/americas-ruling-class/

    • socialisthater March 1, 2024 at 10:47 am #

      @Zoltar

      I partly disagree. The now full socialist Democrat Party is not savable. It must be destroyed if the U.S. is to continue to exist. The Republican Party has got too many RINO bad actors, for sure, but there are a lot of true conservatives in the Republican Party that could still save it if the RINOs are expunged from the Party–which is now happening–albeit too slowly, but it is happening.

      By the way, a true conservative is not a Fascist, and never was. Fascism depends upon a powerful, dictatorial central government, and Socialist economic planning–all tenets that are enemies of true conservatism. The root of the word “conservative” is “conserve.” In governance, that means that the government that governs best is the one that governs least, and that the economy that works the best and most efficiently in allocating resources is free-market capitalism. Fascism and Communism embrace none of those concepts.

      • Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        social…etc.

        See my note to Cankerpuss, above.

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:12 am #

      Homeland Security was only formed in 2003, but it already employs hundreds of thousands of little Eichmanns.

      According to Mike Benz, the censorship blob is run out of Homeland Security. It needs to be abolished.

      But the CIA was only 16 years old when JFK tried to break it up and scatter it to the winds.
      Instead, they scattered his brain, in broad daylight in the middle of Town Square.
      And then they ran the cover-up.

      You give evil people power and they will run with it. We have to abolish that power, or we won’t get anywhere.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:13 am #

        I think that RFK, Jr. understands that better than Trump does.

        • Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

          Paula

          Absolutely.

          Both RFK Jr’s mind and his character are in a different realm from the likes of Biden, Trump, Hayley, Newsom, etc.

          Sadly, the system will assure that one of the latter be announced the winner, after a ballet count – likely rigged. That same system will assure, by any means necessary, that Bobby be prevented from being elected.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

          He’s for Black reparations and making Whites 2nd class citizens. Insane and/or evil.

          • Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            Jarek

            That is complete balderdash.

            Perhaps you are an anti RFK Jr. troll.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

            RFK, Jr. came out in favor of reparations.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

            Zoltar, meet Jarek.

            He makes things up.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

            Any relation to Zontar – of Venus!?

          • Zoltar March 1, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

            RFRK Jr. has long supported programs that are designed to rebuild black communities that have fallen prey to predatory capitalism.

            He has explicitly said that “cash reparations are a disaster,” and he opposes them.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

            Beryl said he’s for them.

          • Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 3:35 pm #

            And he believes carbon dioxide, aka plant food, is bad for the planet and will kill us all.

          • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

            RFK Jr. does support Affirmative Action as if it even still exists, and he is in favor of reparations.

            What have I been RANTING about these last few weeks?

            Now some of his supporters are trying to walk it back, but yes, he did support the idea that white people should hand over their tax dollars to some ignorant foreign bitch like Sunny Hostin, just because that person may have had something bad happen to their great great great grandpa, or not.

            RFK is a libshit. He’s trying not to be such a libshit, but a libshit he is.

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:24 pm #

            Zoltar, RFK Jr supports life imprisonment or execution for treason for anyone who doesn’t support his view that global warming is about to kill us all. Some of his rhetoric is okay, but why replace one power-mad Schwab disciple (Biden) with another?

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:26 pm #

            Beryl,

            Didnt it recently come out that the inappropriately-named Sunny Hostin’s ancestors owned African slaves? Does this mean she has to pay reparations to, say, Al Charlatan?

          • petit bourgois March 4, 2024 at 2:35 am #

            Uncle Bob
            March 1, 2024 at 10:24 pm #
            “Zoltar, RFK Jr supports life imprisonment or execution for treason for anyone who doesn’t support his view that global warming is about to kill us all. Some of his rhetoric is okay, but why replace one power-mad Schwab disciple (Biden) with another?”

            —————————————————————————

            Persecuting “climate thougth crime” seems extremely tyrannical to me…

    • messianicdruid March 1, 2024 at 1:56 pm #

      “…but it’s our only hope at this point.”

      This is the same way he was elected before.

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

      While I still expect this year’s election to be cancelled, it is still plausible that we will be subjected to another fake “election”. If Trump is “elected” it will be because our Masters chose him – just as I think they chose him last time around.

      If Trump returns to the White House, I expect Trump 2.0 to be Trump 1.0 squared. That is, more broken promises, more division, more racial violence, more demonization of white US citizens. And, of course, war with Iran.

      It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who “counts” the votes.

  9. Cankerpuss March 1, 2024 at 10:09 am #

    “The big question really is, will that party blow up the United States of America in the process?”

    Great question Jim. I think the United States is already blown up and we are now fighting for the crumbs. A monumental event happened this week that few are talking about. This week the payment on the National Debt, for the first time ever has exceed the amount of money the Government is spending on defense. Currently the interest payment along is $870 billion. Defense spending is $850 billion. That is JUST INTEREST and is not including payment towards the principle of the debt.

    So, Jim, to answer your question, the job has already been done. You know it. I know it. All of the commentariat know it. The money is gone. It is no more. There is no money. We are broke, busted, bankrupt, poor, pobre, whatever the hell you want to call it.

    It’s only a matter of time before this debt finally crushes what is left of the USA.

    None of the fuckers in Congress give a damn.

    • White German Shepherd March 1, 2024 at 10:19 am #

      Yes.

      That is the short answer.

      Get your houses in order. This could be a wild and dangerous ride.

      • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        Blondi…is that you?

    • tom clark March 1, 2024 at 10:23 am #

      I believe the last time Amerika’s budget was balanced was during the administration of that paragon of virtue, Bill Clinton.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:31 am #

        I think you’re correct, but it was increased tax revenues due to that bullshit “tech bubble” that led to a momentary and fraudulent “balancing” of the budget. Once that Ponzi scheme cratered, it was right back to deficit spending. I’m of the opinion that the “deficit” and tax revenues doesn’t matter in our present, fake economy. They could grow the deficit or shrink the deficit just by making up more fake money, or spending more fake money. Obviously, our taxes don’t really fund the government, because they spend far more than they take in. The purpose of taxes is to punish and burden middle class people and keep them from rising above their present station in life.

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

          Right after the late 90’s, when the budget (not the debt) was balanced, the idiot Bush instituted a tax cut that showed that the GOP was not serious about debt reduction. That tax cut eventually worked its way through the economy and helped cause 2008, the first emergency and a great example of what is coming.

          • mary.m March 1, 2024 at 11:49 am #

            And in ’98 Clinton eliminated Glass-Steagal via the gramm-leach bill,opening the door to all the fraud that caused ’08.

            A prime example of bi-partisan destruction.

          • Mac March 2, 2024 at 5:21 am #

            AZ- That’s a really simplistic assessment. Tax cuts can lead to increased revenues, the Laffer Curve, eg. the Kennedy tax cuts. If taxes are either 0 or 100 %, you get no revenue . Somewhere on the curve is the sweet spot. 2008 was mostly caused by Fed money printing, and holding interest rates too low for too long.

        • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:27 am #

          RD,
          The purpose of taxation in Modern Monetary Theory is wealth distribution. You know…from each according to his ability…to each according to his greed?

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:28 am #

            wealth re-distribution. In the Theory, it is a stated goal.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:38 am #

            If money were relatively finite, I could see your argument, but they don’t need my money in order to give it to a third-world primitive who just showed up here, they can just make up the money digitally and put it on a card. I think the whole charade behind taxes is just to punish middle class people, make them waste time doing taxes, demoralize and burden them, fuck with them and cause them stress when they get audited or receive endless letters from the IRS, etc.

          • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:39 am #

            This principle applies spiritually as well.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

            One piece of stupid conservative crap one said on a blog (not this one): So what if one guy owns everything in the world, as long as he acquired it fairly?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

            Hahahahaahahahahahaha. That is what libertarians think. Seriously, isn’t “libertarianism” just economic for the autistic?

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:43 am #

        The 90s were when the US was looting Russia and other former Soviet countries.

        The US lived high on the hog for that decade.

        • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:05 am #

          It was phony. All high tech developments go through a shakeout time, when everyone jumps on the bandwagon but after a while only the best survive.

          There were so many dot.coms created during the startup of the internet and only a few survived. The rest floundered, the top dogs took their profits, the rest died with their companies. I, personally, got hooked into the shakeout syndrome as a semi-conductor type. First time, the company sold the tech to China and layoffs happened, the second time was a small company trying to catch a market niche and failing. One week before the shutdown, I started nursing school.

          Engineering is a short order recipe. Few make a total career out of it.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:14 am #

            The ones who got in bed with the government “survived” and the poor saps who believed silly notions about “free enterprise” went the way of the dinosaurs…

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:33 am #

            Remember when Bill Gates got all uppity and independent and talked about suing the government? They had a little sit down with him and/or took him to Epstein’s island, and that changed pretty quickly.

        • megabeth March 1, 2024 at 11:20 am #

          Time to get used to pork belly and pig’s knuckles.

          Nowadays, Americans will get their own taste of what it is like to live in a rotting corpse of a nation overrun by scavengers.

          Some of us knew that day was coming . . .

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

            Beth,
            Pork belly is not a cheap cut…think entrails and organ meat. Our local Walmart now sells severed pig heads…complete!

          • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:37 am #

            There’s a good Bible verse that says pretty much the same thing, can’t remember it exactly now, but something along the lines of your enemies invading your country, not necessarily in a warring sense, but gradually stealing your wealth, property, jobs, etc.

          • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:38 am #

            Doesn’t bacon come from pork bellies?

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

            Tuco,
            Yessss. Bacon is referred to, in the commodity trade, as pork belly.

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:33 pm #

            Tuco,

            You’re thinking of the “blessings and curses” enumerated in Deuteronomy 28. We’re seeing the curses now, but most people are too ignorant or afraid or stupid to realize the root cause.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          Putin loves Solzhenitsyn and he hates people who hate Solzhenitsyn. Communism was and is a worthless ideology. He knows that.

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:42 am #

      No, most of our “elected representatives” are there only for personal enrichment and are as worthless as tits on a boar. I speak specifically of Tammy Baldwin. Never saw a business she liked, and I still can’t forget that as a congresswoman she and a bunch of her fellow lesbians got together and tried to get the Boy Scouts’ national charter revoked because of their stand on homosexuality. I never forgot that about her. When I wrote her office to express my opinion about that, respectfully, I got a shade less than outright sarcastic reply. What an outstanding leader.

      • megabeth March 4, 2024 at 1:55 am #

        Heard her give a very insipid speech today at a rally with Dr. (Barf!) Jill. Baldwin went on and on like the Boomer dinosaur she is about women’s this and women’s that.

  10. Nick Vasey March 1, 2024 at 10:19 am #

    Someone should run a poll on registered Democrats.

    Would you support a nuclear exchange with Russia, if that’s what it takes to keep Trump out of the White House?

    TBH, I think the TDS-driven results to such a poll might be pretty shocking.

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    • socialisthater March 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      @Nick Vasey

      TDS leftists are totally illogical, amoral, brainwashed, hateful robots–just like Hitler’s brainwashed, indoctrinated Nazi youth. They have little self-esteem and place little value on human life, including their own. So, yes, many of them would likely be willing to commit national (and personal) suicide rather than see Trump as President.

      • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:01 pm #

        Gotta agree with your assessment.

        I have a conduit to leftist lunacy through my acquaintance Woke Commie Frenemy. He voted for Nimrata Haley in the Michigan primary in order to do his part to make sure Trump doesn’t get into the White House again.

        He said that if Trump (Hitler jr.) gets in again he will become dictator for life. (I say the same thing about the Hildebeast, but of course that is an entirely rational expectation.) Frenemy also said that Putin is worse than Hitler.

      • petit bourgois March 4, 2024 at 2:38 am #

        Well, also the n*zi youth got cured by loosing a war with a high score.

        Wont cure the suicidal ones, but most of them i guess.

        Wanna live with them like now or wanna loose a war to see see some improvement in the aftermath ?

    • Bill of Rights March 1, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      TDS? What does TDS mean please Nick?

      • Nick Vasey March 1, 2024 at 10:43 am #

        Trump Derangement Syndrome.

        • tom clark March 1, 2024 at 10:50 am #

          Or Total Dissolved Solids if you’re a chemist.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:16 am #

            Or Tammy Duckworth’s Snapper

          • megabeth March 1, 2024 at 11:22 am #

            RD3, you made me laugh.

            Winner, winner! Chicken dinner!

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 6:54 pm #

            Or The Daily Show – that not-funny, fake-news show hosted by Jon Stewart. They highlight the initials “TDS” during the intro.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

          TDS includes Maga morons. The absolute value includes both plus and minus after all.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:46 pm #

            Any political movement becomes co-opted and a business is made of it. I cringe at the deification of Trump and the faith placed in a deeply-flawed, charismatic businessman. It’s often ridiculous. He’s not our savior. But, the impulse is often real and legitimate. There are millions of honest, patriotic Americans who have not had their voices heard since Buchanan or Wallace. They may be misguided or may have been led astray by a man promising the world, but, in reality, only able to deliver a small, brief respite from doom. I don’t blame them. They are grasping at straws. They see the world that their brave ancestors built being destroyed in front of their eyes. My view is that Trump is the best of a bad lot of choices. Certainly, however, he is a better choice than Bush, McCain, Romney, Dole, etc. It’s little consolation, but its better than the alternative.

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

            Yes, I believe he has some vague nationalist sentiments at least. I will vote for him a third time. How cool if he runs the country (not nation) from a jail cell? A show runner!

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      Did you see the question someone asked Google AI?

      If you could stop a nuclear war by misgendering Caitlin Jenner, would that be the right thing to do?

      Answer: No. And then a bunch of gobbley-goop about the harms of misgendering.

      • megabeth March 1, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        Did you see the Google AI image of a medieval Scotsman who looked just like a Mandinka warrior?

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:34 am #

          How much of the hoi polloi do you think will actually believe medieval Scotsmen looked like African warriors?

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

            Give it time. May Brits now believe that Blacks played a significant role in British history.

            How many know that Cleopatra was White? Do you know it?

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:04 pm #

            I expect that most US citizens think that because Egypt is in Africa, that all Egyptians, and therefore the founders and key players of ancient Egyptian civilization, are/were black. They know nothing of history (or anything else) but the slop they are fed on the boob tube.

          • megabeth March 4, 2024 at 2:04 am #

            I am beginning to wonder. Netflix has found a lot of jobs for black actors in “Bridgerton” and “Queen Charlotte ” playing British peers and royals during the regency.

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

          Yes, and the Founding Fathers were a mix of black and native, with women thrown in.

          PJW shows a mix.

          youtube.com/watch?v=54DQGQ1qo14&t=10s

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

            This is why I don’t even bother anymore, bullshit propaganda.

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:44 am #

      Thinking themselves wise, they are become as fools.

  11. BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 10:29 am #

    There is absolutely no doubt Russia will not be dislodged from the eastern Provonces, nor will they be pushed out of Crimea. The question now is Will Russia take Odessa (cutting Ukrainians access to the Black Sea) and having done so, secure the Moldavan Province of Transnistria? I think that will about wrap things up, but getting it done before March 15 seems to be a little optimistic.

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:04 am #

      Technically, those are now part of the Russian Federation.

      But yeah, they need Odessa. That will take a while, unless Ukraine totally collapses.

      Is that why the hysteria about the $61 billion? I just assumed to was Congress and the Bidens wanting another 10% cut, but maybe it is to forestall a collapse.
      There are a lot of Americans in Ukraine, running the shit show. The population probably won’t be too pleased with them when the salaries run out.

      • mary.m March 1, 2024 at 11:17 am #

        It is definitely to forestall collapse.

        Ukraine is dying the death of a thousand cuts. When their defense lines crumble, Russia will walk through.

        Meantime, MBS met intermittently with Zelenski & high level Russian diplomats this week. Rumor is he’s brokering a peace deal.

        However, the only deal Russia is likely to accept is unconditional surrender. So (thinking as I type ) maybe Z is seeking a safe haven in Russia?

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:29 am #

          Well, he certainly makes Russia look good, so there’s that.

          But I doubt the Russian population will go along with that. They are already pissed that the Azov guys got saved.

          • mary.m March 1, 2024 at 11:55 am #

            Nothing says Putin would agree. Z can only ask.

            Otoh, if it means immediate, unconditional surrender & Z on trial …

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

            I think they’ll have to surrender soon, no matter what.

            Unless NATO countries get involved, in which case it’s on.

    • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:11 am #

      BRH

      Transnistria is asking, right now, to be annexed to Russia as their Russia population feels threatened by Moldova and NATO. Just like Eastern Ukraine.

      I wonder how the families in Ukraine will react when they find out that their loved ones were sacrificed to save the Biden Mob.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:33 am #

        They’ll vote democrat.

      • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

        @JAZ:

        We’re retired, but we had been doing business with some Moldovans. Very, very nice people. Their mother had been trying to get out for over a year to come here. Finally she came just recently. My daughter contacted the son and she just closed a deal finding the mother a condo in our complex.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

        Scott Ritter says that Transnistria is setting up to help Russia take Odessa.
        It’ll be like the DPR and LPR militias fighting the Kiev nazis, with Russian help, but Transnistria version.
        Then they won’t be stuck there between Moldova and Ukraine, with no land bridge to the rest of Russia.

      • neurodoc March 1, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

        AZ: What’s really interesting about Transnistria is that the Russians have a massive weapons depot there, and Nato/uke wants it. Thus, they’re pushing the Maldovans to invade Transnistria for them and then turn over the weapons to uke/Nato. WW3 continues to develop and grow.

        • neurodoc March 1, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

          And the amerikan people seem to be completely oblivious to the reality of WW3.

    • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

      Provonces – BRH

      ========

      Provonces?

      • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

        You are a prince.

  12. socialisthater March 1, 2024 at 10:29 am #

    JHK’s closing sentence is the most chilling. The Socialist Democrat scum are now playing a crap poker hand that a pair of deuces would beat. So, in the old gambling adage, the only option that may be left for them is to tip over the table. Make no mistake, the Socialist Democrat scum are fully evil enough do it.

    As to the last 3+ years of Biden antics, Victor David Hansen and Dan Bongino summed it up in the last few days. Biden was and is Obama’s Third Presidential term. Obama is profoundly evil, but not stupid. What VDH and Bongino summarized is that Biden is doing all of the things to the American people that America-hating Obama wanted to do, but didn’t because he knew that it would destroy his political career and his personal “legacy” as President. So, always a stupid moron and evermore demented Biden was inserted into the Presidency as the tool to effect Obama’s evil wishes, with Biden set up to take the blame for all of the destruction that the “Obama Doctrine” would unleash on the American citizenry. To be sure, Obama hoped that tool Biden–who Obama vehemently hates personally, by the way–would hang together long enough to win the 2024 election, but that now looks impossible. So, Biden will now get to “take one for the team” and Obama will find another dumb Democrat scum chump to try to insert into the Presidency. The big question now is how much of the American electorate is now realizing that the Democrat scum have been playing them for suckers all along–and will there be enough of them to elect Trump and Republican legislative majorities in spite of mass election cheating and fraud committed (yet again) by the Democrat scum elite, their weaponized government, and the leftist ass-kissing mainstream media.

    The battlefield lines for a Civil War are being drawn. The Democrats want a dictatorship; true conservatives (MAGA) want a free country. The Democrat scum elite may incite a Civil War before the election if they think that their path to dictatorship will be ended by losing the 2024 election; the conservatives may have no choice but to start one after the election if the Democrat scum “win” and proceed to fully install their de facto dictatorship.

    • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:20 am #

      Just think though.

      A scenario, Abbott gets Texas, a powerhouse, to secede to protect itself from the hordes.

      A group of affected Red states join him and secede,

      What is the Mob going to do in reaction?

      Kill Americans? That happened in 1860 because the areas did not know each other well, it was easy to get Northers to kill Southers.

      Not today. The Deep State Uniparty has to admit that secession is a failure of the national model.

      I wonder what the reaction will be.

      BTW, I believe that California, under Newsom, will secede from the East Coast mob, given the chance, with Texas.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:53 am #

        @JohnAZ

        We are in the process of trying the throw that slick hair cock sucker out of here. Even if he beats the recall again it’s still worth a try… Better than sitting on our asses and not trying to get rid of this dickhead that wrecked a very important state for no reason, other than to prove that he could.

      • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

        I’m afraid Abbott is all hat and no cowboy.

        • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

          and no cowboy. – Heart

          ===========

          s/b and no cattle.

          • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            Makes no difference. What youse guys are saying is Abbot just talks big. I wonder if he’s any relation to Bud Abbot.

    • messianicdruid March 1, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

      “So, in the old gambling adage, the only option that may be left for them is to tip over the table.”

      We are only on the flop.

      “Every hand is a winner and every hands a loser”.

    • margot62 March 2, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

      I agree this is Obama’s third term, but I don’t agree that he isn’t stupid.

      When you’ve been raised from a young age to be a Manchurian candidate, when you have been completely indoctrinated and given instructions to carry out an evil agenda, there’s not a whole lot of raw intelligence being created. The pursuit of knowledge and beauty and a passion for learning are not qualities Obama possesses. Indeed, while in the White House, rumors abounded that he sat in a little office off the Oval Office watching a sports channel all day, smoking cigarettes.

      I don’t believe that he is in charge. He’s a useful idiot carrying out an agenda with thousands of complicit people.

      He’s like the communication room, interpreting comms, giving orders, and directing progress on the agenda. But top dog? No way.

  13. bobfitz03 March 1, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    After Super Tuesday, the Trump train starts barreling towards D.C. with the whistle screaming.

    The Democrats will openly beg the Obamas to return. Let’s face it, that’s the real showdown waiting at the end of the tracks.

    Along the way, expect treason and chaos to amplify.

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

      A large number of states are awaiting the SCOTUS ruling on Colorado trying to keep Trump off the primary ballot. I believe Nikki is awaiting this decision and trying to hang on until it comes down.

      If Colorado gets its way, the entire scene changes for Trump. Illinois signed on two days ago. The entire Blue controlled country will dump him. The voters are too dumb to realize the courts just took away their votes.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:31 am #

        The voters don’t care.

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          Remember: Peace and security.

        • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

          The Democrat voters care. They will gladly destroy this country to “save” it.

          Keep Trump off the ballot, “By any means necessary!”</i.

  14. Bill of Rights March 1, 2024 at 10:40 am #

    Trump may die.

    What would be the scenario if he dies before the election? Any ideas?

    • cowbell81 March 1, 2024 at 10:45 am #

      I suppose the present form of the Republican party would find some patsy to fill the seat and just keep the election guise going. If this unfortunately did happen and Trump died before the election, we’d all be even more royally fucked.

      Maybe they could still have Trump as a voting option, and then if he wins the Presidency automatically goes to Melania? I think something like that happened in Missouri, where a gubernatorial candidate died before election and the wife took on the job. Could be wrong about that though.

      • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        How about if Biden dies, or both die?

        THE END???

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

          No, they’ll just put some other warm body in there until they write a law giving themselves permission to hold another election.

      • farmgal March 1, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

        @Cowbell..what do you think Nikki Haley is counting on?

    • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:45 am #

      That is probably why Nimarata Randhawa insists on staying in the race. Her neocon handlers have likely told her that if the lawfare fails, they’ll whack Trump, and she can give a teary-eyed press conference where she talks about picking up his mantle and continuing on.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:59 am #

        I agree. There is no other reason that she stays in the race.
        She has been told that the job is hers.

      • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        Yes!

      • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 10:59 pm #

        I’ve gotten unti some pretty vicious arguments on WSJ over Haley. Their increasingly leftist editorial board and columnists seem to all want a weekend in the Poconos with her, sort of like the fantasies of a horny 14-year-old boy and his favorite tube sock have over Terri Jones on any given night. Most of the other commenters, being middle- and upper management, don’t understand the concerns of average Americans, and refuse to see why people outside their caste have so many reservations about both parties’ Establishments, the whole DIE/DEI program, the Davos Gang, or increasingly fascist government. “You should want Nikki now, just as you should have wanted ‘Jeb!’ several years ago” seems to be the attitude. I’ve had enough Bushes, thanks.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      If he dies, he’ll just die. People won’t do anything but go on X and talk about it… That’s the only thing they’re going to do.

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      That would be a two-fer for the democrats. They’d get rid of Trump, and if he were assassinated by a *gasp* gun, either the evil AR-15 or the equally evil handgun, then they’d declare martial law and nullify the 2nd amendment, and probably tie your social security and other benefits to any weapons registered to your name for future confiscation. Just a thought.

      • OG March 1, 2024 at 10:54 am #

        An astute thought. They generate a crisis and then use that crisis to further their agenda. Rinse. Repeat.

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

          That has happened many times before. Think Spartacus, who ended the Roman republic.

          • R Montanari March 1, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

            And where did you get that version of history? Crassus destroyed the slave rebellion, hanging them on crosses for miles. The Republic was destroyed by the elites by ignoring settled law and making new laws as they went along. Octavias Caesar finally defeated all the elites posed against him, became emperor and the rest is history.

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:56 am #

        @Tuco22

        Or they can just come to your house right now and take it regardless of the Second Amendment. They’ve already taken away people’s kids, what makes you think they can’t take a bunch of guns away? If they can take your kids abuse them, change their gender, and even manipulate and brainwash the ever living shit out of them, they can kick down your house and take whatever weapons you got including the damn Kitchen knives.

        • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:01 am #

          I honestly hate all this communist shit going on. Half of the time I can’t even get any rest or sleep because it’s all I ever think about now. Is how far down along the lines this country have become communist as hell. Years ago it never crossed my mind because I didn’t bother to look into any of it. Now I’m just too invested in what’s going on around me, and I swear it’s impossible to feel at peace, you can’t even fake it. But I know plenty of people that do.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:18 am #

            If you have the means, buy a piece of land in the middle of nowhere, set up shop, spend your days chopping wood and taking care of your property. You’ll be happier.

          • crudgemudgeon March 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

            Don’t let anything steal your peace.
            “Let the Peace of God rule in your heart”. Do your best, give Him the rest. Then you get some rest. A bow that is never unstrung loses it’s power.
            Chopping wood on your own land is good. But I surmise you are too young for that sort of purchase and withdrawal from the Rat Race.

          • kbird March 1, 2024 at 5:27 pm #

            Truth

            “They’ve already taken away people’s kids, what makes you think they can’t take a bunch of guns away? If they can take your kids abuse them, change their gender, and even manipulate and brainwash the ever living shit out of them, they can kick down your house and take whatever weapons you got including the damn Kitchen knives.”

            Seriously? You really believe “They” are taking children away, abusing them and changing their gender?? Come on, nice fear mongering….

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:20 pm #

            You shouldn’t feel at peace, Truth – unless you have already accepted ruination, enslavement, and death. In which case you can go over the waterfall with a lightened soul.

            The world you thought you were living in is being sold out from under you. This is the time for vigilance.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 8:04 pm #

            kbird,

            Stop being a gaslighting fuck. That absolutely is happening.

          • margot62 March 2, 2024 at 3:18 pm #

            I’ve been awake for a few decades. I kept trying to tell everyone what was happening in the late 90s and no one believed me. It’s better now—some people are starting to get it.

            I have lived a different life because of what I discerned was happening so long ago. I don’t even really like myself—bitter, angry, and secretly believing everyone around me is stupid.

            I’ve literally had to find a way to accept my vaxed adult children might die. How do you sleep knowing that? How do you put on the rose colored glasses when you know what you know?

            And what we don’t know is just as terrible. How? When? What? Where?

            Sometimes I envy a person like my neighbor, happily weeding her garden, humming a tune, as if everything is right with the world.

            And prepare? How does one prepare for a hidden event? Cover every base? Back in the 90s, the people who knew were already buying land and learning to live independently.

            I’m glad I’m stuck around to raise my kids, have time with my family, see the world. I might die sooner than the prepper one day, but I lived a great life in the meantime.

            I find peace in that.

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:18 am #

          Well, this is all true. I’m merely conjecturing on possible scenarios. Isn’t it a great government? Is this why we all continue to “vote” thinking that THIS TIME, the outcome will be different?

        • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 11:37 am #

          ” including the damn Kitchen knives.”

          …This is ‘Murica, dammit, not London.

          How did the knife ban work out there?

          Alba?

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:56 am #

            @Elysianfield

            Just saying that back in 2021 my home was almost broken into, and I did grab the Kitchen knife, the longest thickest one in the sink. It was either that or a face full of Clorox mixed with bleach and salt. Because I don’t own a gun, and I wasn’t about to just stand around and pray the for the sherrif to come, took them two hours to show up and the guy was still outside trying to get in.

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

            I think dogs are a great deterrent. The big ones. The ones with a bark that says they’ve “got a pair.” I remember visiting a friend one day who wasn’t home, but the dog was, and what I heard on the other side of the door when I knocked would’ve made me think twice about breaking in.

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

            ” Because I don’t own a gun,”

            Truth,

            Why? Even felons can own black powder weapons…Ruger makes a great 6 shot revolver for a few hundred dollars.

            I am not suggesting you are a felon. But I am suggesting that you might be a future victim.

            Don’t become a victim.

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

            In the new America, no man will have the right to not own a gun. Well he could, but he won’t be part of the citizen’s army and thus he won’t be a citizen.

          • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

            Truth,
            Well, back in the bad old days in Oakland, my house, up in the Oakland Hills off of 73rd ave, was also almost broken into twice.

            Shots fired both times.

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:31 pm #

            Truth: “I don’t own a gun.”

            Me: “Get one. Or two…”

            Mossberg makes a nice little 13-round (with an optional 15-round extended magazine) pistol, perfect for concealed carry. They also make a 6+1 round 20 gauge with an 18.5 inch barrel – good for when the bad guys have already made it through the front door.

            And buy lots of lead – you’re gonna miss most of the time, especially when it really matters, especially with a handgun.

            Almost anything can be used as a weapon – as you have discovered – but it’s better to use something that has been designed as a weapon.

          • GreenAlba March 1, 2024 at 9:07 pm #

            “How did the knife ban work out there?

            Alba?”

            About the same as laws against killing people pretty much anywhere, I suppose. People are still killing people, pretty much everywhere, despite all those laws banning murder, that have been round a long, long time (ask Moses …).

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

            Could not wanting to own a gun be genetic?

          • elysianfield March 3, 2024 at 6:18 pm #

            “Could not wanting to own a gun be genetic?”

            Yes, recessive, and virtually a dead end.

            Someone, somewhere stated;

            :

            “You can’t truly call yourself peaceful unless you’re capable of great violence. If you’re not capable of violence, you’re not peaceful, you’re harmless

            In Zaz’s sweet, sweet Utopia, let us all hope for his sake that his neighbors are…harmless….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 6:37 pm #

            Apparently, in elysianfield’s ‘sweet utopia’ of the mind (I mean, ain’t that the best kind?) anarchists are always completely helpless and useless to deal with the illegitimately violent, whereas, their State, you see, as their rigid mental construct goes (for anything other than the State), always does it better, making sure of that, of course, when they ‘advance the program’ to pre-criminals, by bombing and otherwise killing supposedly-innocent civilians.

            Innocent? Oh please. We all know we’re all born of sin.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            @ Truthseeker:

            I’m told that the sound of someone racking a shotgun on the other side of the door will deter most unwanted guests.

            One of my friends was troubled by late-night, unwanted guests. He said that after the intruder heard the sound of him racking his shotgun, “All I saw was asshole and elbows.”

      • Bill of Rights March 1, 2024 at 11:22 am #

        Social Security.

        That’s another question wifey and I are contemplating as she turns 62 on Monday. Some say wait for higher monthly payments, others say a bird in hand is better than 2 in the bush so take it at 62.

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:28 am #

          I wouldn’t count on social security in its present form being there for very long. With the real unemployment rate in the country, I don’t think the system is getting the revenues it used to, anyway.

        • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:36 am #

          BOR

          The amount is the same spread over different periods.

          If you feel you will die before age seventy, get your money. Eighty the same, any longer the smaller monthly payment may be a problem.

          Try to compare the effect of starting at 62 to the erosion of spending power due to inflation.

          100% payout is supposed to cease around 2034 as the monthly outlay will decrease due to the workforce decreasing and the trust fund winding down to zero. It will never totally stop.

          • neurodoc March 1, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

            The US Corporation must pay 8 to 10 Trillion $ in USTbonds maturing mid summer of this year. The blob is in a panic. They will have to print that money or declare default, i.e. bankruptcy. They will never do the latter. Thus we will definitely see hyperinflation over the next 18 months or so. A $2500 SS check might fill one’s gas tank by this coming Christmas. But, AZ, you are correct, there will ALWAYS be SS checks in the mail.

        • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

          Take your Social Security as soon as possible. It won’t be around much longer.

    • socialisthater March 1, 2024 at 11:02 am #

      @Bill of Rights
      Either Biden or Trump could die naturally before the election.

      It is entirely possible that a Trump-hater could assassinate Trump before the election. In some respects, that could be the Democrats worst nightmare. Most likely the Republicans would nominate a candidate similar to Trump and the blame for Trump’s death would sit squarely on the Trump-hating Democrat Party.

      What I consider a more plausible assassination scenario is that someone from the Democrat camp could assassinate Biden in a way that Trump/MAGA/Republicans could be framed for the murder–with copious gaslighting from the leftist boot-licking propaganda machine of the mainstream media and tech tyrants to spread the lie. Such a move would rid the Democrats of Biden, and allow the Obama political machine to place another puppet into the White House, and possibly even give them control of the Senate and House in the 2024 election. No doubt the Democrat-engaged Biden assassin would use an “assault weapon” in the assassination, which the Democrats could cite as the reason for full citizen disarmament.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:22 am #

        Yes, I could see such a scenario as well. I wouldn’t put anything past the democrat party, literally. Much of the party really believes that blacks will be put back on plantations and gay people thrown in prison or outright murdered if Trump becomes president. They truly believe that “democracy” is at stake in the country and I believe will do anything to prevent a Trump presidency.

        • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:39 am #

          The ONLY thing Trump puts at risk is the cushy Deep State that does nothing and bankrupts our country. It is Washington DC that hates Trump and their power that is trying to crucify him.

          • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 11:06 pm #

            Well, Washington DC and Wall Street (and NGOs and most foreign governments)….

  15. BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 10:49 am #

    Huh, reading these comments, some of you posters may be candidates for Connecticut’s new TIP program (Turn In Parents) So far it just for minors reporting their parents to the authorities for ‘Misgendering’ them, using the wrong pronouns, or simply not being supportive of the Trans Journey … but don’t think this TIP initiative can’t be expanded … to include reporting you for anything.

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    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:51 am #

      Like 1984 and the Spies.

      • OG March 1, 2024 at 10:58 am #

        And Soviet Russia.

        • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

          The irony is that present-day Russia is more free than we are, and is on an upward trajectory in every way — economically, socially, morally — so much so that traditional-values American Christians are immigrating there now… while the Marxist ideology that the old Soviets and their fellow-travelers insinuated into this country is now destroying us.

          • petit bourgois March 4, 2024 at 2:51 am #

            Excuse me, Sir, but i think (from a european point of view) we westerners made up our “marxist” and marxist-adjacent stuff u ourselves.

            The soviets were not involvend in it.

            In west germany in the 70ties there was a communist party the was controlled by Moskow and it had never more than 200 members – in an contry with more than 60 million citizens.

            what could these 200 guys woh were laughed at, frownd at and suveilled by the authorities have done ? Nothing.

            Western elites dont need commie help to create bullsh*t.

    • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      Connecticut hasn’t strayed too far from that original, deplorable New England Yankee, Ichabod Crane.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:23 am #

        The name “Ichabod” means “the glory has departed.”

        • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:30 am #

          I didn’t know that. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a very interesting book. It gives a fascinating insight into how the old Knickerbockers viewed and detested New England fanatics, even that far back. Of course, you can extrapolate this feeling out and see why New Englanders have been loathed by every other section of the country, most notably Southerners. Every fanatical cause has its roots in the depraved people who despoiled New England. The New England Yankee fanatic is the scourge that doomed this entire country.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            For the most part, Puritans didn’t want religious freedom, they wanted the ability to snuff out religious freedom.

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

            Yes, White shariah. And when they lost the faith, becoming lesser shades of Emerson and Thoreau, the shariah REMAINED. The new liberal faith began to be born both in New England and England.

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:00 am #

      Does TIP really stand for Turn In Parents? Even if it’s something else, the acronym is very convenient.

      • cowbell81 March 1, 2024 at 11:06 am #

        Leave it to the government to always come up with a crafty and witty acronym.

        • stelmosfire March 1, 2024 at 11:31 am #

          Or the military and there codenames. “Operation Bunghole” was wrapping up just about 80 years ago. Back then we really were working with “Russia, Russia, Russia.”

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

            And then there was the invasion of Iraq in 2003, named
            Operation Iraq Liberation.

            They changed it after the snickering commenced.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

      Canada is working on some kind of reporting you for anything program.

      • taijitu March 2, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

        The Online Harms Act introduced this week raised many red flags for lawyers. A prime example: Someone could report you for online hate crimes they merely “fear” you might commit, and if a judge agrees the fear is reasonable, you might end up wearing an electronic bracelet for a year and living under a court-ordered curfew. If you don’t comply with the restrictions, you could be sentenced to a year in prison. – Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times March 1st.

        And speaking of a crafty and witty acronym, think of MAID. The service of medically assisted aid in dying. Well, they couldn’t just leave it as medically-assisted dying, now, could they?

  16. Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:51 am #

    The open lawfare being conducted against their political opponents, while Hunter and the rest of the Bidens skate, is amazing to watch.

    The Mike Benz interview with Tucker Carlson explains it well, imo.

    The Blob has redefined “democracy’ to mean the structures of government and NGOs and the media they use to stay in power.

    In their heads “democracy” is the process of getting all those groups in line with the agenda and narrative. Once they have worked that out, they don’t want any uppity plebes preferring some truck driver on Tic Toc’s narrative.
    So they are now going after the First Amendment openly. It was never meant for the internet age, doncha know? You let the plebes talk among themselves and it becomes really, really hard to govern them.
    So they are making it illegal to criticize any structure of power, including the election system and the approved media If you criticize them online, you are now a cyber terrorist.

    It will get worse.

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:52 am #

      What’s even more amazing is that most of the country could care less about the blatant double standard.

      • Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

        Most of the country thinks the laptop is about Hunter using drugs, and Trump is charged with 99 felonies so he must be guilty of something.

      • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:46 pm #

        Doggonit tuco, what you mean is, “couldn’t care less”. “Could care less” means they do care a little – or even a lot – therefore they could care less than they do.

        People say “could care less” because they think that negligently leaving words out of a statement sounds cool – like walking around with your pants falling off looks cool.

        Don’t walk around with your pants falling off tuco. The real cool kids use correct grammar – or at least string words together in a way that expresses their true meaning.

        I shouldn’t have to play grammar monitor, but somebody is sleeping on the job…

        • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 10:47 pm #

          Aha, Bb, I know who’s aiming for Q’s job when he’s no longer posting here.

          • Blackbird March 2, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

            Not really beans, I’m just encouraging people to tidy up their neighborhoods. Or as Jordan Peterson would say, “Clean up your room!”

            I guess I’m also encouraging the ‘Stick to focus on what needs to be attended to, and overlook a little occasional carelessness.

            A lost cause, I know, but so is defending the dream of what the US could have been…

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 10:53 am #

      What if you tell them they’re all going to hell when they die unless they repent? Does that make you a cyber terrorist?

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:56 am #

        Probably not. It is attacking their power structure that they are making illegal.

        Saying the elections can be hacked, saying that Homeland Security should be abolished, saying that the NY Times lies…..stuff like that.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      Well we criticize the assholes every day on here, and so far none of us are sitting in jail.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:00 am #

        We don’t have a following.

        • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:03 am #

          Yeah but it’s not that hard for websites like this to be monitored either. Then you have people all over X criticizing them shit out of them, and X have a following. As do Youtube, another platform people criticize them on. Sometimes videos might get taken down after awhile, but the point is you can’t lock up the whole country that’s against what you’re doing. Sooner or later people won’t have no choice but to challenge them head on.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:04 am #

            My keyboard sucks, it often spells my words wrong. But you know what I mean.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:16 am #

            I know what you mean, but you need to listen to Mike Benz to see how easily they can censor you.
            Locking you up is their last stand. They won’t do it to everyone, but everyone will censor themselves when they see it done to a few.
            Look at how small demos are post Jan. 6th.

          • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

            Sooner or later people won’t have no choice but to challenge them head on. – TruthSeeker1986

            ===========

            I assume you were out sick the day the English teacher covered double negatives.

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:38 pm #

            Truth, assume you are being monitored.

            ‘Stick, give the kid a break. At least he’s here hanging with the cool kids.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 10:57 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            I see errors that annoy me quite a bit more, because the meaning of the sentence is unclear–or, as it is constructed, has an entirely different meaning than was (I guess) intended by the person commenting. The most common example of this is the dangling participle: “a modifier in search of a word to modify.”

            Here are a couple of examples:

            She handed out brownies to the children stored in plastic containers.

            I smelled the oysters coming down the stairs for dinner.

            People do this all the time. There’s a danglig participle in a comment not too far above this one, but I’d rather not name names.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:01 am #

        Look at what happened to Alex Jones.

        • Bill of Rights March 1, 2024 at 11:29 am #

          @PaulaD:

          “everyone will censor themselves when they see it done to a few.”

          Then why don’t we all stop murdering each other when we see murderers get the electric chair or life in prison? I’ve wondered why our crime rate stays so high compared internationally (not just recently with the Party of Chaos in charge).

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:35 am #

            Murder is part of American culture.

            Our TV and movie entertainment is based on murder.
            Murder is presented as the only way to solve problems.

            Our leaders threaten death on millions of people at a time, and that is presented to us as “showing strength.”

            That said, most murders are crimes of anger, mostly done by people who aren’t too bright.
            Most people don’t commit murder, no matter if they’ve seen thousands on TV by the time they are 10 years old.

            Of course, most online complaints are done out of anger also. But people already censor themselves.
            Do you ever watch Jimmy Dore or John Campbell? They make a point to say when they are censoring themselves out of concern that YouTube will censor or ban them.

            People do the same thing on Facebook. Everyone knows if you step out of line, you will get axed.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

            13%

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

            The Venezuelan mutt who killed that girl in Georgia is listed as White.

            The Hispanics are listed as White when they are perps but Hispanics when they are vics. Why? To make them seem better than they are and to make Whites look far worse than they are.

            Blacks are by far the worst. You know that much, right?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

            Doesn’t that portly scumfuc look like he just finished a cave drawing?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

            Or roasting a nutria or some other bush meat over a trash fire.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

            They think eating meat makes them strong. Strength comes from God!

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

            God and red meat. And milk.

          • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

            Prabhupad said, Cow is mother. In other words, Secure the cheese.

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 7:57 pm #

            Hey RD, don’t insult the people who made the Lascaux (and other similar) cave paintings. Those people were some real artists, crawling into dark caves by torchlight to access the wellspring of creativity.

            The murderin’ mutt you’re talking about couldn’t hold a stolen Bic lighter to the cave painters. Couldn’t catch or roast a nutria either. More likely to steal some second-grader’s lunchbox.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

            You’re right! They’re geniuses.

      • OG March 1, 2024 at 11:06 am #

        So far, indeed.

        • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

          PaulaD: Do you think murder as part of American culture was always that way or do you think it was a condition borne out of the civil war?

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

            I don’t know. It’s been like that my entire life, but I don’t know what it was like before my time.
            But they didn’t have TV and movies back then. They just had books and plays. That makes a difference, also.

          • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:18 pm #

            This country was built on violence, killing the original inhabitants and taking their land.

            But it’s not just the US, the human world has been a violent place throughout history.

            In church we sat in silent approval as the preacher told us how God told the Israelites to go into Canaan and kill everyone – men, women, and children.

            As late as 1812, the theft of a loaf of bread was a capital offense in the UK – at that time, the most genteel and “civilized” of nations at that time.

            That said, (I think) the US is in the process of becoming less civilized than it was in the recent (mid-20th century) past. I think this is intentional, a campaign by the media – the mouthpiece of our Masters – to shred the fabric of society.

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 8:37 pm #

            “As late as 1812, the theft of a loaf of bread was a capital offense in the UK – at that time, the most genteel and “civilized” of nations at that time.”

            You’re correct about that. In the UK, they’d hang you for stealing a spoon, but if you stole an entire fleet of ships, they’d make you a knight. England was never really Christianized. I’m convinced that they were insincere converts, for the most part. That is why the English lower classes hated and abused the Irish. Also, as soon as The Reformation came along, the upper class Brits viewed it as an excuse to loot church property. Luther at least put a thin facade on his disagreements with the Catholic church. In England, there was no justification. It was just naked theft.

            The savages that previously roamed North America, eating the brains and other organs of the children from rival tribes that they conquered, were civilized by brave Christian men. It took a while. It wasn’t perfect, but, amazingly, their tribes still exist. The Christian men, found it in their hearts, not to exterminate them, but to give them designated places within the country to live and stuff their pockets with casino and cigarette money. In the history of human conquest, that is pretty magnanimous.

          • SpeedyBB March 2, 2024 at 9:30 am #

            Well-put, RD3.

            Just as the postwar Japanese citizens, brainwashed to believe that the hairy subhuman foreigners would rape and kill them, were astonished to see them passing out chewing gum and chiclets to kids on the street. Along with other assorted dispassionate kindnesses.

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

            They were far kinder to the Japanese than to their kinsmen, the Germans as per orders. They’d give German girls a piece of chocolate after they put out. Maybe.

            There is said to be a video of American GI’s offering German kids food and then snatching it away.

          • Blackbird March 2, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

            “There is said to be a video of American GI’s offering German kids food and then snatching it away.”

            Jars, we are doing the same thing today – but expanded to all ages and the whole country. And other countries.

            I don’t like it any more than you do. We are the “Evil Empire”. It shouldn’t have been this way. But we lost our way when we let the rich fucks decide what kind of country we should have.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        We aren’t public, either.

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          That is why they are pushing for people to be registered with the government is order to use the internet.

          No pseudonyms allowed. And they also push the line that if you want to exercise your right of free speech, you have to “expect consequences”.
          They mean that they will sic your local Antifa on you, if you say something they don’t like.
          Obviously, the right of free speech means that no one can assault you for what you say, but they have twisted that, also.

          • cowbell81 March 1, 2024 at 11:45 am #

            This would lead to a whole new opening for stolen identities.

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

            I’ve been itching for three years to take one of those antifa heads and put it on my porch for Halloween.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

            …I wish ANtifa would try to mess with me…. They’ve proven to be a bunch of pussies…I remember when they walked right into Crip territory and the Crips threaten to kill them, what did Antifa do? Fuckers ran off and left because they didn’t want to fight a group of thugs that are even a lot worse than they are when it comes down to violence.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

            I even seen some of them break down and outright cry when the police had them in cuffs. Antifa is the sorriest group I’ve ever seen. They look like a bunch of queer ass liberals trying to play mercenary.

          • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

            I even seen some of them break down – TruthSeeker1986

            ==========

            This is one of my most detested grammatical errors.

            You saw, you didn’t seen.

          • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

            @TruthSeeker1986

            Where did you grow up and go to school? I want to tell my son and his wife who have two boys (my grandkids, ages 12 and 11) never to move there if saying “I seen” is deemed correct.

          • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 4:46 pm #

            @Q. Shtik

            Why don’t you go fuck yourself. Do that and I’ll be happy. Just shove a broom stick all the way up your ass since you felt the need to make fun of the way I type or talk. I was a special needs student growing up, you feel proud of yourself bitch? You make fun of people who have disabilities? You should tell your son you are an asshole. And a proud one.

          • Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 5:12 pm #

            I was a special needs student growing up, – TruthSeeker1986

            ==========

            Well that explains it. I knew there had to be something to explain your writing “style.”

          • pranah March 1, 2024 at 11:05 pm #

            Hey, Q, I’ve edited several books that are still in print. I notice the grammatical errors myself, but I never feel the need to be a total asshole to the writer. Cool it, ffs.

          • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 11:12 pm #

            Many years ago, I edited books for Academic Press. Some of the authors (with a PhD after their names) couldn’t write to save their lives. I remember that there was one in particular who could write a whole book without ever writing an intelligible sentence. So, if you were the copy editor, you practically had to conduct a seance to try to conjure some meaning out of the guy’s words. Then, using your psychic powers, you re-wrote the whole book, according to what you thought the guy probably meant to say.

            There are a lot of PhDs who write a lot worse than TruthSeeker.

      • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

        Well we criticize the assholes every day on here, and so far none of us are sitting in jail.

        “Well we criticize the assholes every day on here, and so far none of us are sitting in jail…so far….”

    • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 11:48 am #

      Democracy is getting the stupidified public to vote for handouts and free stuff.

      A question.

      It takes an average immigrant 7 to 13 years to get citizenship. So how come the number of voters have increased so quickly since 2016, especially since 2020. Trump had over 70 million votes and Biden brags he has 81 million. How can that be, that much of an increase?

      Immigrants are voting in large numbers, illegals that is. That is where the ballot stuffing and fraudulent mail ins are coming from. A real clue is that the late voter inputs that are always siding with the Left are coming from the cities. Just enough to avoid suspicion.

      Document mills exist in LA to “document” illegals. It is a known situation yet no one checks it out or tries to shut it down.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:53 am #

        I no longer trust the voting process in the US.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:55 am #

        Stupefied. As in the commercial for an automatic dishwashing detergent product where they tell you running the dishwasher everyday for 2 plates actually saves you water.

    • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

      They indicted a reporter for The Blaze for 4 misdemeanors today, refusing to say what the charges are, and had him appear in court in chains and leg irons. Land of the free, my ass.

  17. Paula D March 1, 2024 at 10:55 am #

    Alex Christophorou points out that the Blob runs foreign policy the same way the run “democracy.”

    In their minds “negotiation” is something that they do, along with their vassals. They hammer out an agreement they can all agree with, and then the present it to the world.

    They are genuinely pissed off when Russia refuses to go along with the deal they have worked out.

    The last one called for a ceasefire, a Russian withdrawal from all parts claimed by “Ukraine”, including Crimea, and for Russia to pay reparations.

    Since they did a lot of work negotiating that deal, among themselves, they thought that Russia should be compelled to comply.

    But Russia said Nyet.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 11:04 am #

      @Paula

      Well, most of the world or at least the parts they don’t control strongly hate them. And the ones they do control secretly hate them, at least the citizens do.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 11:36 am #

        We hate them too. And they know it, because they monitor our speech.
        That is why they want to stomp us down.

    • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

      And they also say Nyet to Israeli expansion and the genocide of Palestinians.

  18. Jimpa March 1, 2024 at 11:09 am #

    From what I’ve read about the latest crime statistics and other stories, it appears the US in for another Mariel boatlift, but this one will be national in scale. With Venezuela emptying out it’s prisons and the cartel gangs coming to the US, it’s getting dangerous to be out in public, not just in the cities. Even Montana is experiencing a huge rise in crime with the cartels located in the Indian reservations.

    Read in todays Lew Rockwell:
    Joe Biden Should Be Charged With Treason For Refusing To Secure America’s Borders

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:51 am #

      Yes, he should, but can you imagine standing before God with all that blood on your hands and no white supremacists to blame it on?

    • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:15 pm #

      Yes, stop fucking around about Hunter. Go after the Big Guy with the issue that people care most about and with a charge that cannot be refuted.

      The President of El Salvador humbled the deadly MS-13 gang/army. A great man. It can be done if the will is there.

      • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        Oh but the pearl-clutching “precious democracy!!” (TM) people are all freaking out because he’s a “dictator.”

        Gimme a fucking break. They’re upset because the Deep State and Soros NGOs they work for are no longer welcome in El Salvador.

        Boo-hoo, now they have to look for a real job!

        N.B.: This is one of the reasons they hate Putin so much, too. He kicked out Soros a long time ago, and is doing his best to get rid of the other insidious NGOs that still remain. They are fifth-column termites, but it is an uphill battle eliminating them.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

          The Founding Fathers loathed democracy or mob rule. It is the lowest form of Government. It naturally collapses into the rule of the Strong Man or Tyrant. If the Tyrant is capable and principled, it may be an improvement as Napoleon was. Of course he was obsessed with war and conquest. But many of his reforms were sensible.

          In our Society, they hide the final phase to prolong the illusion. They can rule very well by manipulating the mob or the Vote if they have to. If only our hidden tyrant was a short, fair skinned man!

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:16 pm #

            Our system of government is the rule of the weak. Pencil-neck tech fags using the illiterate masses to rule over the middle class.

      • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:24 pm #

        Keep yanking Hunter’s chain. It leads from Hunter (the weak link) straight to the Big Guy. Let them hang together.

    • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

      Meanwhile, we’re still bombarded with all ki ads of crap demanding we disarm ourselves because that’ll stop gangs from killing members of other gangs and put an end to crime.

    • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 11:21 pm #

      @ Jimpa:

      It makes sense they would be on the Indian reservations–which are pretty much sovereign nations. Outside law enforcement has no jurisdiction on reservations, so they’re attractive bolt-holes for criminals. Sounds like they are, or will become, regular little staging areas for cartel violence.

      Reservations have always harbored way more than their share criminals, but it sounds like they’re getting culturally enriched lately.

  19. cowbell81 March 1, 2024 at 11:44 am #

    Speaking of witty government acronyms, take the CARS Act for example:

    H.R. 4468, The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act, or CARS Act, would?stop EPA’s proposal requiring roughly 70% of new cars and trucks to be “zero tailpipe emission” in less than 10 years. EPA’s policy represents a de facto ban on most new gasoline, diesel, flex fuel and hybrid vehicles and, by extension, the American-made fuels they run on. The CARS Act would prohibit EPA from implementing this policy. It will protect U.S. energy security and uphold consumer choice. ?

    Let’s all hope this passes!!!

    • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 11:49 am #

      Won’t this be interpreted as being anti-something in the Biden lexicon, since it’s beneficial to the American taxpayer?

      • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

        “Climate-change denial”.

    • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

      One thing that the American public is NOT stupid about is the elimination of gas powered cars, So far, almost every attempt by the government to shove EVs down our throats has been rejected by the population. Now, manufacturers who the government has threatened and promised big rewards to are backing away fast from EVs. Toyota, maintaining its hybrid model, is leading the pack right now as the EV capacity is being replaced by hybrids.

      IMHO, the plug in hybrids that are starting to finally show up are the future. Day to day, no gas usage, for trips or longer distances, no shutdown threat as the hybrid gas engine kicks in. As that is the primary reason that people trade in their EVs, it solves that problem.

      IMHO, plug in hybrids are the future with EVs maybe the Cadillac of the future. Yes, I own one and I spend less than $20 a month in gas and never worry about range. The electric bill increased about $20 per month. The plug in battery only produces 50 miles per charge which is plenty for day to day usage and does not use tons of electricity.

  20. Helix March 1, 2024 at 11:49 am #

    The election is over. The Democrats “won” in a stunning reversal on the fifth day of counting in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit.

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

      I think that’s what a lot of us are expecting, quite frankly.

    • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:54 am #

      Don’t forget Milwaukee. There is a lot of “dark” crime there, too.

      • tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

        Chicago.

      • JohnAZ March 1, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

        Phoenix.

  21. reggiezz March 1, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

    I think the Demons running western governments will set off a nuke in Kiev and blame the Russians.

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

      Well, I think someone somewhere is going to set off a nuke. Just about everybody has one, now, anyway, right?

      • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 12:42 pm #

        You guys are so obsessed with nuclear weaponry talk. At this point I probably should stay off this site for awhile.

        • Nick Vasey March 1, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

          I wrote this article over seven years ago … take a look, and then think it over. I’ll be interested to get your feedback.

          “A “Terrorist” Strike on the US which will make 9-11 look like a Summer Picnic: Why a Nuclear Attack on the US Mainland is Inevitable, & probably Imminent.”

          pleasespikemydrink.com/2016/07/29/nuclear-attack-on-united-states/

          • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

            You guys are really making me think twice about traveling to New Mexico — a blue state — next month to see friends. I’m happily ensconced in rural Kansas, far away from any big cities. I keep thinking I must be crazy to even consider leaving my cocoon.

            But, I have cried wolf so many times before — trying unsuccessfully to try to persuade loved ones from traveling overseas for at least the last twelve years — and nothing ever happened to them, and they had a great time — that I wonder if I’m just an overly timid paranoiac.

            And yet… it does feel more real/imminent this time, doesn’t it?

          • Nick Vasey March 1, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

            Reading back over the article for the first time in a while … I’m now leaning much more towards the shadow-people in the US doing this as a false-flag, to run cover and control for the inevitable (and long-planned) currency/financial/market implosion (as I touch on therein) … than such an event being in any way “organic” and genuinely stemming from an “external” threat or non-US affiliated/aided source.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

            Heartlander, I am the same way. I have been expecting collapse for years.

            My husband and I make 10 predictions every New Year’s Eve, and then we read them to each other the next New Year’s.

            Two years ago, I predicted, in a wild bit of optimism, (maybe champagne fed), that we would be able to drive to California for a wedding because the gas would still be available.
            I didn’t really believe it, but I thought I’d be optimistic.

            And yet, we drove to California and the gas was available everywhere.
            More than when I was a kid, and there would be signs Last Gas For 100 miles, out in the desert.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:34 pm #

            Remember when the Evil Cheney was in power, and they “accidentally” loaded 6 nuclear bombs from Minot (I think it was) onto a plane headed for Barksdale?
            And then when they got to Barksdale, there were only 5? Where did the other one go?

            That’s like when there’s a gun on the mantel in the first act.

            I knew a guy who had been stationed at Minot and he said that there was no way in hell to “accidentally” load a nuclear weapon. It’s not like there are piles of nuclear weapons stored right next to piles on non-nukes, and you take from the wrong pile. Oopsie, my bad.

          • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 8:16 pm #

            I just read your article, Nick, and you were like Heartlander and I, predicting imminent doom. I have to say that you made a good case, and I would be inclined to agree with you, except that here we are, 7 years later, still stumbling along, eating and driving and attacking more countries.
            But now with wifi!

            Also apropos of today’s conversation, two of your videos have been removed because YouTube axed their accounts. They have been censoring since 2017.

            The trailer for the dystopian movie was amazing. I can see why the Deep State kicked down the man’s door and killed him, his wife and child. Maybe anyone who doubts they would do that should take a look at that trailer.

          • Nick Vasey March 2, 2024 at 9:20 am #

            Hey Paula, thanks for your response.

            I would argue that seven years is but a blip in the overall scheme of things timing-wise, when it comes to predicting something like that kind of nuclear event … particularly seeing as at the time I wrote the article nobody was talking about the subject AT ALL. Now it’s wall to wall chatter … go figure.

            Yes, I know the videos are missing. I used to chase down other copies online if I could find them, and update the blog … but now I just leave them blank so people can understand the degree to which our “reality” is completely screwed now that we live in the Age of Erasure … an Orwellian kind of digital Truman Show … which was actually something else I wrote an article about … back in about 2018 I think.

            Enjoy … if that’s quite the right word. 🙂

            pleasespikemydrink.com/2018/12/14/facebook-and-social-media-censorship-and-control/

          • Paula D March 2, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

            I would say that you should watch the Tucker Carlson interview with Mike Benz, Nick.
            You had part of it right, back then, but you blamed the wrong people.
            But you explained very well about the self censorship I was trying to explain to others on this thread.

            I first got thrown in fb jail in Dec., 2017. Like you I was silenced during Christmas and New Year’s.
            My crime was posting a picture of an Azov battalion, posing with a swastika flag and the NATO flag.
            I had been posting that same photo for a couple of years at that point, since the 2014 coup, and it had never been banned before.

            Many of my friends told me that I had been “turned in by a friend”, and I needed to go through my list and unfriend everyone who I thought was suspicious. Shades of Cointelpro.

            Now just a cotton-picking minute here!
            We saw the Democrats blame social media for Clinton’s loss, including the dumbass assertion that 46 Facebook ads bought by “Russian trolls” swung the election. Only the stupidest of stupid people would believe that, and most of my friends were not that stupid.
            But. Then we saw the Democrats in Congress haul Zuckerberg, Dorsey and the head of Google in front of them, and openly threaten them if they didn’t start censoring.
            I remember Zuckerberg defending free speech, but the threats continued.

            Then Facebook announced in the summer that they had hired the Atlantic Council to censor for them.
            Then I got thrown into jail for the Azov photo that had been OK before.
            But I’m supposed to blame my friends for that? Cointelpro.
            Some of them blamed Zuckerberg. Did they not see the hearing?
            It reminds me of one of those sadistic “scientific” experiments the government hands out grants for. They put two animals in a cage and shocked them through the metal floor, causing them extreme pain. Then they documented that the animals attacked each other. Well, duh. You got a million dollars to torture animals for that revelation?
            But you would think that humans would be smarter. You would be wrong.

            When the SMO started two years ago, someone posted that same photo. It turned out that Facebook now allowed it because the US was supporting Azov, or something. I commented that I had been banned for that photo, and about 50 other people also commented that they had been banned for it.

            As Mike Benz said, and as is obvious from their censorship and banning actions, social media is a powerful tool for us plebes to communicate news and ideas on.

            Yes, they set it up to spy on us. Julian Assange is right.

            But we have used it for our own education and resistance, and that is why they hate it, and are stomping it out.

            So I disagree with your decision to withdraw from the fray. I still go there, although I’ll admit that at this point it is pretty useless as a source of information.

          • Nick Vasey March 5, 2024 at 10:11 am #

            Hey Paula … appreciate the feedback … I always like to use the “casino” analogy. Quite simply, if you know the table/game is rigged, would you play? The answer for any sane person is obviously no. At such a point, the only way to “win” is to walk away.

            Again, it was good to read your story re the timeline/banning … it was off the charts madness. But basically, until BigTech is brought to heel, one way or another, we will continue to live in a digital Truman Show.

            As Tucker has explained very clearly by now, without freedom of speech and access to information … there is no “democracy.” Not that there necessarily is anyway … but just that while information is not free and easily accessible … one certainly can’t even PRETEND that any kind of democracy exists.

        • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:42 pm #

          Where ya gonna go Truth? Sure there are other informative sites – but none with this kind of wholesome community. So you just keep comin’ back now, ya hear?

          Don’t let them smarty-pants kids scare you with their talk of nuclear war. Ain’t gonna be one.

          All major world “leaders” have their strings pulled by the same puppeteers. They aren’t about to flash-fry the golden goose just as it is about to fall into their greedy hands. The facade of nation states with conflicting interests has not yet been pulled from the stage because it still engages most of the audience.

          Our future is enslavement in a global dictatorship, not nuclear war.

          So cheer up Truth! You will have your day to live like a lion – or a lifetime to lie down like a lamb.

        • Anthea March 3, 2024 at 11:33 pm #

          @ TruthSeeker:

          I’ll second what someone above advised you to do: move.

          I don’t know how much money you have, what you do for a living, or what your transportation requirements are, but there are vast rural areas in the Midwest where you buy a single-wide trailer on a large lot or small acreage, and live happily ever after. Become a licensed grower of marijuana. Learn to play guitar. Get a pet goose. Learn the Midwestern metric system: 10 x a buttload = a shitload, 10 x a shitload = a fuckload. Go to church. Meet a nice girl named Heidi. Etc.

  22. Nigel Tufnel March 1, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

    For a glimpse into the future, check out this book by Balkan war survivor, Selco Begovic:
    “The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival: The Brutal Truth About Violence, Death, & Mayhem You Must Know to Survive.”

    Selco survived the Balkan War in a city with no power, no running water, and no supplies. For a year, he and his family fought every single day for bare subsistence. I’m wondering how Fani Willis will fare hunting and gathering in the wilds of Atlanta.

  23. docmartin March 1, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

    The left reminds me a an asshole kid some of us used to play poker with as teenagers. The first few times he won and obnoxiously reminded us of that during the games. The last two times we played with him he lost. In the process of losing he would say “ I fold!” and try and take the pads under tablecloth of my friend’s mother’s dining room table and literally fold them, totally disrupting the game. After the first time we warned him never to do that again. Next game he was losing again and tried to do the same thing. One of the guys literally punched him out. Let’s hope we punch out the left after Trump wins.

  24. tuco22 March 1, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

    There’s always one that pushes the envelope and pays the consequences. In basic training, we had to go through the gas chamber, and they told the contact lens wearers to wear their army-issues glasses that day because of that. But at least one person didn’t, and they were a hurting puppy after that, I’ll tell you. At first, when they pop that cannister (it looks like a Pringles tube) and the gas starts coming out, it looks just like smoke, and that’s what’s deceptive.

    • cowbell81 March 1, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

      Be prepared to see a lot of these used during the Democrat convention in Chicago this summer (a.k.a. “the summer of sizzle and burn”).

  25. DurangoKid March 1, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

    Perhaps the most difficult thing for we, the 99%, to get our collective heads around is the simple fact that we do not share the same interests and motivations as the 1%. It’s almost as if we’re two different species. Personally, I’ve never sent anyone off to die for a loaf of bread and a quart of milk. I dig into my pocket for a morsel of wages and get myself to the store. While I’m there I’m polite to the shopkeeper, I don’t take things I haven’t paid for, and I leave the store as I found it, sans a loaf and a quart in exchange for payment.

    The 1% seems to comport themselves differently. They would threaten the shopkeeper, impose sanctions, and invade. In the process the shop would become a burned out hulk and all the bread and milk for miles around would be confiscated only to be dumped in the ocean, lest it send the wrong signal to the market. Immediately afterwards there would be a press release explaining how the shopkeeper was anti-democratic and in league with terrorists. Unfortunately, bombing his shop into oblivion was the only way to restore a rules based international system. If the 99% has no milk or bread they have only themselves to blame for electing the wrong sort of shopkeeper. Meanwhile, the everpresent upward transfer of wealth continues in the form of government contracts, subsidies, and dead soldiers. And we all have a nice day.

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    • OG March 1, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

      Well done!

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

      Nailed it.

  26. oldandtired March 1, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

    So this Bill that the President wants signed will increase the number of Border Patrol and follow-on agency employees to allowing the same number of people to cross the southern border in a lawful fashion as opposed to the current unlawful fashion?

    Is the the “Remain in America” plan?

    • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

      “Legal” and illegal immigration have the same result. Neither should be allowed. If it were up to me, since the 1965 act was surreptitiously and was based on blatant lies, I would remove every single person and their descendants, who has come here legally or illegally since then.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

        “passed surreptitiously”

  27. beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

    @Paula D: re murder is part of American culture

    Just last night I was thinking about the old Disney tv series about John Slaughter (a real life Texan lawman), starring Tom Tryon.

    The theme song began: “Texas John Slaughter made them do what they oughtta, ‘cause if they didn’t they died.”

    I was young when I saw the show. It was only when I was an adult that I realized what that was trying to teach me. No wonder we are such a violent country.

    • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

      You’re conflating justice and wanton violence.

      • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 5:30 pm #

        That’s an excuse to justify violence.

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 8:21 pm #

          Yeah, that’s what Obama always said when he was about to blow someone up with a Predator drone….
          “We’re bringing them to justice.”

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 9:32 pm #

            I have no idea what either one of you are talking about. There is no similarity between the mincing homosexual, Muslim tyrant of a dying, evil empire droning innocent camel herders from across the ocean and a Texas lawman hanging horse thieves who deserved to be hanged.

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

            The human mind on estrogen. Confused and shameless.

    • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm #

      I don’t think we are all that violent, Bill. Maybe a certain demographic is prone to violence. White Anerica has a violent crime rate equal to the Czech Republic, and a little above Switzerland. In this town we had our first murder in a decade last year; turns out it was a Venezuelan family the State was putting up out here and some dude carved up his brother in law in an argument about illegal narcotics. It was quickly forgotten. I almost forgot about it.

      • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

        Marlin, I don’t think there’s any such thing as ‘that violent’ . That’s the same as saying one is almost pregnant. You either are or you’re not.

        • BackRowHeckler March 2, 2024 at 8:08 am #

          Bill, I’m sure the level of criminal violence in your Boston neighborhood is far lower than it is in Mattapan. That’s what I’m alluding to.

          • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

            God, forgive.

    • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

      We aren’t naturally violent. But the incessant programming is made to inure us to violence, and to teach us that violence is the correct way to solve conflict.

      I remember taking my two daughters to a movie when they were little. I thought they would like it because it had a lot of animals in it.

      Then my youngest started to cry and we had to leave. I was truly baffled. What was wrong with her?

      My older daughter said “Mom, the movie is violent”.
      So I added up the murders we saw in that time we were there. There were 12, including the murders of the parents of the star.

      I hadn’t even noticed! I am so used to movie and TV violence that I hadn’t even noticed.

      • beantownbill. March 1, 2024 at 5:33 pm #

        Look at our cousins, chimpanzees. Can’t say they’re not violent.

        • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 8:22 pm #

          Once in a while. But I take your point.

        • elysianfield March 2, 2024 at 11:06 am #

          “Look at our cousins, chimpanzees”

          Bill,
          You sly dog…is that some sort of metaphor?

          • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            In a way, EF, in a way.

    • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

      Man is a killer. That’s how we took this continent. Any one who denies this shouldn’t be voting because they are our against our founding – which was based on violence. Traitors at the existential level. Women or no better than women. Soldiers of the Democrat party.

      • Paula D March 1, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

        I wonder why you wax poetic about the wiping out of the native population in the US, but wax apoplectic about the 20,000 dead in Gaza.

        What’s the difference, Jarek?

        Don’t bother, I know. You’re thrilled that you and your Jew hatred are finally mainstream. Finally, you have something in common with the masses! How sweet it is.

        And you are pissed that, once again, we disagree.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 10:30 pm #

          Well, one is our people and one isn’t. Got ya. That defines who is a patriot and who isn’t. You aren’t.

          And you aren’t with your adopted country, Russia on this either. You’re a real nowhere (womb) man.

        • Jarek March 1, 2024 at 10:44 pm #

          Native meaning the real Americans, the White Americans.

    • Linda March 2, 2024 at 6:16 am #

      I loved Texas John Slaughter. And many of the bad guys got killed in all the westerns of that time period for shooting at the marshals or robbing banks or stage coaches. Logical consequences in the old west.

  28. gustafson.robert.22 March 1, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

    “Hubbert’s Peak is finally here.” (Peak oil.)

    Investment blog calling it, with research. “Six fields in West Texas are now responsible for all global supply growth.”

    gorozen.com/blog/hubberts-peak-is-finally-here

    • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

      Not too worry; all the orchards are being cut down & meadows plowed up around here to install acres & acres of ‘Solar Farms’. The entire countryside is being industrialized & covered with massive solar panels.

      We don’t need no oil.

      • gustafson.robert.22 March 1, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

        Lol.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

        The previously-beautiful ridge just to the east of me is now revolting. What greenspace wasn’t taken up by windmills is now covered in solar panels.

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 9:28 am #

        BRH

        Hollywood:

        “We don’t need no stinkin’ oil!”

  29. jim March 1, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

    “The Big Question really is will that party blow up the United States of America in the process.”

    An ever bigger question is whether the populist right can develop the capacity to stop the Democrats and the Blob from blowing up the U.S.?

    MAGA and middle/rural America has an historical and almost habitual tendency to avoid autonomous collective actions of any type other than placing their faith that simply going to the ballot box will be enough to check the policy moves of the Democratic Party, corporate elites, the media, academia, and the national security state.

    Circumstances now seem to demand that the populist right consciously organize a powerful enough social formation in the U.S. to stop the blob from blowing up the world, instead of engaging in their instinctive tendency of waiting passively for a social collapse to solve all of their problems.

  30. BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

    Wow, gold spiked $40 today! Almost at $2100.

    Something is up.

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    • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

      BRH
      The price of gold is only a measure of what you have lost.

      • gustafson.robert.22 March 1, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

        If you’ve already said good riddance to the old, you lose nothing.

        • elysianfield March 3, 2024 at 11:45 am #

          Gus,
          If you have zero dollar assets, you would be correct.

      • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 4:25 pm #

        E. I didn’t mean my post to be a rhetorical question but I think an article today over at CNBC might give a clue:

        “US national debt, which currently stands at $34 trillion, increasing $1 trillion every 100 days”

        No end in sight. Some people say it doesn’t matter, the debt is of no consequence. I mean even with a debt of $34 trillion the country seems to be still operating. At least it hasn’t collapsed yet.

        • OG March 1, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

          Right. Not yet.

        • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

          We’re like Wile E. Coyote, running off the edge of a cliff, going out past the edge, hovering in the air for a bit, looking down, then falling.

        • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 10:29 pm #

          BRH,
          The dept will not matter insofar as the United States is the military hegemon, AND it’s financial institutions are required to be used in global trade….

          Issues will arise when the US dollar is no longer generally required for balance of trade transactions.

          Bond markets are a key to this issue. It may not be the beginning of the end, but rather the end of the beginning.

          The value of gold? Think of it as an indicator of the strength of the dollar. Suppose you have $10,000 dollars in the bank. Gold increasing in value just means that your bank account is worth less, in that it requires more dollars to buy the gold.

          Truly a measure of what you have lost.

          • BackRowHeckler March 2, 2024 at 8:04 am #

            But how long will this military hegemony last, Ely?

            When you have the head of the Space Force a proud cross dresser, and a full blown transvestite given the rank of Admiral, I think we have problems in the armed forces. Add to that the recruiting difficulties, and you conclude this isn’t the same military that fought at Iwo Jima or stormed the beaches at Normandy.

            We still have a technical advantage, but the development of hypersonic missiles and cheap drones might even be changing that.

          • elysianfield March 2, 2024 at 11:04 am #

            BRH,
            No argument with the fact that we are on the downhill slide. We both my yet live to see the collapse.

            …Storming the Bitches at Normandy We got ya covered….

    • TPTB-USA March 2, 2024 at 2:34 am #

      Perhaps it is time to get out of the US$, or at least get your savings out of the banks?

      I saw discussion of a bank being in trouble this morning, but I find no news about it.

      We have yet to see the impact of migration on real estate, and like the discussion on Jim’s last post, I do not believe that the Fed will be able to deal with the problem.

      • Anthea March 4, 2024 at 12:18 am #

        @ TPTB-USA:

        I think it would be prudent to have a fair amount of cash at home. I’m think at least $2,000. That’s to protect you against a bank holiday that would make it impossible for you to access your money, or in case limits are placed on ATM withdrawals. A lot of people say you should keep only enough money in the bank to cover bills.

        If you have lots of savings, people are saying to put them in short-term treasuries. I’m a little uneasy about that, but as the Tickerguy has observed, if the government steals your treasuries, you have much bigger problems than access to your money. I.e., that would mean the country is in total collapse, and the money is probably worthless anyway.

        Thirdly, you should have some gold and silver. I think they say about 10% of your portfolio. That’s so that if/when the dollar becomes worthless, you’ll still have some kind of resources. I have always said that I am pretty sure the Pakistani guy at the gas station would sell me gas for silver dollars–and I might need it.

        All you can really do is take small measures like these, just as a matter of common prudence. These scenarios–bank holidays, limited access to cash, and a worthless dollar–are not exactly unlikely. But I don’t think there’s any way to protect your “money” in a big way.

        It would also be prudent to own a home on at least a little acreage. Five acres is enough. (Trust me, you can’t afford to be a farmer.) And it would be prudent to get out of debt.

        • TPTB-USA March 7, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

          How Steve Mnuchin-led investment caused NYCB’s valuation to rise $2 billion
          axios.com/2024/03/07/nycb-bank-stock-rescue

          **

          What circumstances would allow gold (and silver) to decline in value?

          1) A strong US$.
          2) ?

          What circumstances would allow a strong US$?

          1) Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack?
          2) ?

          If electronics were damaged, the electrical grid disrupted, and the US was in a recession, it is not hard to imagine that the banking system could fail, and the supply of money would be limited to the amount of physical currency.

          People would need money for gas and other goods, and to service their debt. It is not hard to imagine that demand for dollars would far exceed supply.

          Would your Pakistani guy at the gas station prefer dollars or silver? Would his supplier prefer dollars or silver? Would you prefer to pay him with your dollars or silver?

  31. Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

    Something I saw that I want to mention, an article by Jeffrey A. Tucker.

    My mother always told me that wars changed society; that the people who came of age before the war were vastly different from the people who came after.

    Some people had mothers who didn’t impart any wisdom to their children, and it shows.

    Anyway back to Mr. Tucker’s article, it is called The Forgetting Is Mandatory, and you can find it at fccp.org, I think.

    He has this to say about some of the changes:

    “And so what cultural trends can we track as marking the difference in pre-lockdown and post-lockdown times? We can note five terrible trends in particular.”

    He goes on to list 5 the five:

    1. The entrenchment of new trading blocs
    2. Dramatic declines in fertility
    3. The ruination of literacy
    4. The deprecation of work.
    5. Up with dependency

    WE’ve all been noticing and talking about these things, but this is the first time I have seen them spelled out and explained so brilliantly.

    Really worth reading.

    • stelmosfire March 1, 2024 at 8:14 pm #

      fcpp.org

    • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 8:57 pm #

      Those last three trends have resulted in the infantilization of US citizens. People born in this country after WWII no longer mature to adulthood. We have become neotenous.

      • Soul Forensics March 2, 2024 at 1:17 am #

        Many social psychologists are now commenting on the complete lack of agency among the aggregate Gen Zers.

        The image that our host evokes in today’s title can also refer to those neurasthenic kids, too.

      • SpeedyBB March 2, 2024 at 9:54 am #

        Blackbird – it made a lot of sense when I noticed they were being labeled “kidults”.

        The market encourages it, pushes it along. I bought a $300 cell phone with a whole raft of moronic games pre-installed. Presumably to encourage me to twiddle my thumbs when I should be planning an escape route.

      • Anthea March 4, 2024 at 12:26 am #

        @ Blackbird:

        One of the main things that leads to independence, willingness to work, and compentency, is ownership. You learn about business, commerce, economics, and personal responsibility by owning a home and a business. You learn the value of work when you are working for yourself–building or improving your home or working to build your business.

        As Soul Forensics said, there is a lack of agency. When you don’t have ownership or control of basic things like your home and your income, you don’t have agency. And the only thing that can give you agency is ownership and control over basic needs like earning a living and having a decent place to lay your head.

    • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 10:21 am #

      You are right about war. The function of war since the American civil war is the destruction and elimination of the enemy, period. Then the “culture” of the victor is imposed on those remaining enemy folks.

      The Deep State has fought a war against the American public for 70 years, using foreign lands to help out in the onslaught. The destruction of individual responsibility as a cultural characteristic is a major almost victory for the Deep State.

      Ironically, the Deep Sate has never used the same tactic against foreign adversaries, ALWAYS backing off before the cultural elimination was complete.

  32. Roundball Shaman March 1, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

    “Did the Blob get vaxxed and boosted?”

    Did you ever stop to think how much time and energy we waste on Blob ‘Leaders’ who are simply and utterly useless and not contributing one damn good thing to our lives? We are surrounded by these useless eater blobs with delusions of godhood and They suck up and waste our money and energy and attention and sap our souls of freedom and enjoyment.

    It’s a sad way to go through life taking from others and being basically just a useless human being. But that’s what these clueless Blobs and ‘Leaders’ are. And ‘leading’ to what? Our ruin and that’s it?

    “It’s delicate for Russia because such a humiliating loss for America could provoke ‘JB’ and his NATO allies to some reckless and foolish act, say… nuclear war.”

    But, what is the definition of ‘Winning’ and what is the definition of ‘Losing’ here? Is it a ‘Win’ if this massively foolish exercise of waste and madness and death turns nuclear and we wipe out life on this Planet? Is that considered ‘Winning’? And how can that be logged in as a Win if there is no one left alive to register the ‘Victory’?

    Of course, the monsters who started this pathway to nuclear hell don’t think they far. In fact, they really do not think at all. All They know is to be drunk with self-delusion and lust for power and control and to dominate the Planet in their graven and gross image and to obliterate anything and anyone who does not match the grotesqueness of their hideous neck-bowing puffery and twisted absence of thinking. ‘The Indispensable Nation’ faithful view themselves on a ‘sacred’ mission to save the Planet. But save it for, what, exactly? Why for THEIR control and ownership forever. Their answer to every question.

    “Speaking of bad looks, did you happen to read the transcript of Hunter Biden’s testimony to the conjoined House Committees yesterday on the matter of the Biden family’s global bribery business?”

    Hello, family members of the Resident Biden lineage. Take a lesson from ‘Ole Tricky Dick who proudly proclaimed to the American People… ‘I AM NOT A CROOK!’

    That ought to settle the issue once and for all. More for the Big Guy.

    “… Party of Chaos heading toward a possible extinction event in November… will that party blow up the United States of America in the process?”

    United States Incorporated is largely already blown up right now. We do not have Rule of Law. We do not have all of our Constitutional freedoms. We do not have border integrity. We do not free and open media. We have insane people ‘teaching’ our youth. We have codified and institutionalized grifting and criminality. Soon we won’t even be allowed to keep cash for our daily transactions. And next, They will take away our ability to control our own personal health as this is being offloaded to the fully insane and demonic W… H… O… otherwise known as World’s Hellish Ogres.

    Honestly, not much left to blow up. Except for some grand illusions that some still harbor about this World and Their chosen ‘teams’ and ‘sides’ that are just too painful for them to give up. Believing in Lies that bring you happiness… the road to joy and the peace of clueless nirvana.

    Hello, America. Remember what happens to Humpty Dumpty.

    • Uncle Bob March 1, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

      Our republic is gone, but our nation’s is still to come. What happens to America is that we’re incinerated in about an hour, collapsing the much-beloved global economy and causing everyone on Earth to wonder how it happened and what they’ll do without American money and influence, which was forecast to go from mostly positive to horrendously negative, perhaps the most evil nation in human history. Even the godly have turned from God, trying to come up with some half-assed way to save themselves; if it’s this bad now, imagine what it’ll be like in a few years, when pedophiles rape children in the street before murdering them because they’ve served their purpose, or women castrate innocent men for being part of the patriarchy.

      • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

        Nation’s gone too or going fast. The majority of kids under 15 are non-White.

  33. TPTB-USA March 1, 2024 at 3:22 pm #

    Paulo Figueiredo explains that in a “Relative Democracy” a person can be charged with the “Crime of Opinion”.

    … next stop Brazil. All aboard!

    Warning From Exiled Journalist: The U.S. Is Making a Huge Mistake
    youtube.com/watch?v=ZLRLPFOtaKs

    **

    I keep wondering who will represent me. Yesterday I watched a clip of Peter Navarro and realized that he was a person who was representing me, along with his associates and many of the J6th crowd.

    • TPTB-USA March 1, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

      America Is Following in China’s Footsteps. Here’s How We Stop It.
      youtube.com/watch?v=jIay3uL17Jg

    • crudgemudgeon March 1, 2024 at 8:13 pm #

      Navarro had to be silenced, didn’t he? Blowing the whistle on the China traders and chronicling the lies of the left. I subscribed to him on Substack. I really admire his intellectual courage. It is something he has in common with JHK, Peter Schweitzer, Tucker Carlson, a few others.

      • TPTB-USA March 2, 2024 at 2:12 am #

        More than silenced, don’t you think crudgemudgeon?

        As in the two Tucker discussions, the object is to use individuals as examples.

        Another person who has been representing me is Trump, and the example they are trying to make of him may not be working out so well. I can’t imagine another individual enduring what they have put him through, and yet he is still promoting that he will represent me. Unbelievable!

  34. Night Owl March 1, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

    The Jello also quivered.

    RIP (again) Jello

    • benr March 2, 2024 at 6:50 am #

      You can be sure Maj is here with one of it’s many socks and has never really left us.
      It’s mistake is to keep firing pathetic shots at the host.

      This site is pretty lenient on the insults to each other but one better also bring some genuine conversation to the board as well.

      • Night Owl March 2, 2024 at 5:40 pm #

        Yes, the speech is quite free ’round these parts. Getting banned takes some work.

  35. The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 4:30 pm #

    The Guarantees Of 20-20 Hindsight


    ‘The cosmos grants us the right to live, as opposed to some human shmuck.’ [~ The Man They Call Zazelle]

    Zaz,
    There is no guaranteed right to live offered by the cosmos.

    The ‘right’ to live is a cultural construct.

    You have no ‘right’ to live, unless you live in a society that guarantees that ‘right’ through the use of force…

    ” ~ elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 1:24 am (previous article’s threads)

    —-

    Guaranteeing the right to life is another question, though.

    If you are still alive, then you have realized that Mom Nature/Dad Cosmos rubberstamped that right they’ve granted you to that point so far.

    They’ve guaranteed it.

    Maybe it’s guaranteed– maybe in part through the help of a State-free/MIC-free anarchic society– to a ripe old age of 103. But you don’t know that until that time, maybe a tad before it, so 102.99.

    So, at least for we mere mortals, there are no ‘guarantees’, except in retrospect.

    If you and I were still our ancestors swimming or undulating around in the early Cambrian oceans, we couldn’t have known it at the time but there was a guarantee that we would evolve to where we are now.

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

      …Now if you’ll excuse me while I go a read JHK’s nice new article. There are not guarantees that I will. I’ll only know once or if I’ve read it.

    • messianicdruid March 1, 2024 at 4:47 pm #

      Okay, to bring it back around;

      “Joe Biden talks about “people who have a right to come here”. I guess I need a better definition of ” right” because if they have a right to come here then everyone that came here must have had the same right.”

      • messianicdruid March 1, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

        Step up to the plate, Vlad.

    • elysianfield March 1, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

      Zaz,
      No, and no again. You take liberty with the definitions of words, such as “anarchy” and “guarantee”. I would suggest that the cosmos has allowed, or suffered, life to exist, not guaranteed it.

      • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 9:03 pm #

        Gotta agree with you ely, but I’d go a step further. The cosmos has provided life with a place to exist. I don’t think the cosmos has any intent, and therefore can neither allow nor disallow. Consciousness, yes. Intent, no.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 10:45 pm #

          The cosmos may or may not have any intent as we understand it, but even so, clearly it has the capacity to render us with intent.

          So, through us, it has intent and love, empathy and passion and whatever else we possess.

          So one can say that it indeed has intent.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 10:40 pm #

        Well you invoked ‘guarantee’ after my comment, not I, so unsure who is taking liberties here.

        Nevertheless, in the big picture, looking back, it or life was already guaranteed because it’s here and we can say so since we’re alive to do so.

        Remember, I was specific WRT hindsight.

        There appear no ‘guarantees’ as humans, looking forward, presumably in part because of issues related to the Uncertainty Principle and probability.

        So it seems a bit of a fool’s errand to suggest absolute guarantees in that context.

        • elysianfield March 2, 2024 at 1:04 am #

          “There appear no ‘guarantees’ as humans, looking forward, presumably in part because of issues related to the Uncertainty Principle and probability.”

          Zaz,
          In all respect, if you feel the above comment absolves you of a cogent argument, you are, forgive me, full of shit.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 1:57 am #

            LOL
            Coming from you, what with an apparent bee with my name on it in your bonnet, I’ll take that as a vote of confidence.

            BTW, you know what JHK’s oft-writing-subject politicians are saying?

            They are saying, ‘Kiss our big multicolored asses.’.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:01 am #

            youtube.com/watch?v=Pkm4HY-3cD8

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:02 am #

            youtube.com/watch?v=gDkiq5jD5Hc

        • messianicdruid March 2, 2024 at 10:16 am #

          “Well you invoked ‘guarantee’ after my comment, not I, so unsure who is taking liberties here.”

          Yes, the subject was changed. I was asking about “Joe Biden talks about “people who have a right to come here”, and it turned into duties, then life itself and then guarantees of all the above.

          Do humans have a right to live anywhere they can [ want to ] or should they bloom where they are planted? Displacement must be considered.

          Do we really own anything or are we just renters [ stewards ]?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 7:01 am #

            Fair questions, messianicdruid. I’m about to head out for a badly-needed bike-ride exercise, so I’ll think about it while doing so.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 11:17 am #

            While Biden seems right about that right, that doesn’t guarantee that it will be accepted or that it will not be without consequences, such as WRT others placing limits on the expression of those rights.

            Of course consequences, applied, have their own consequences, and so on. This may be in part what keeps the expression of our rights in check.

            Maybe I have a right to go over and deliberately step on your head while you are lying on a nice beach somewhere, but you and/or maybe a witness has a right to respond, right?

  36. Beryl of Oyl March 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

    Seeing Dr. Phil knock the women of The View back on their heels was a nice change of pace.

    He talked about the harms done to children because of the covid policies and the children being trafficked to unknown parties due to the open border, and when they ladies tried to shut him down he wasn’t having any of it.

    Someone who saw the exchange commented to me that she was surprised at how little concern they showed when Doctor Phil was telling them about lasting harm to very young children.

    All they cared about protecting was th narrative.

    • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 10:47 pm #

      No surprise. What do these harpies care about children? Whoopi Goldberg brags about her seven (or was it eight?) abortions. Witches!

  37. Q. Shtik March 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

    At this point I probably should stay off this site for awhile. – TruthSeeker1986

    =========

    Agreed.

    I notice you post a lot. Where do you get the time? Do you have a job?

    BTW, I yoosta rank benr as the worst writer on the blog but thanks to your arrival here recently benr is now only second worst. No offense of course. Just my opinion.

    • TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

      @Q.Shtik

      Say what you want about me, I do not care. And I’m not the only person here who writes a lot. What business is it of yours if I work or not? Want to throw a punch at me for that too? One of the things I hate the most about American people is how much of an asshole a lot of you are when people tend to misspell words. No one else even does that and I met lots of people from other countries, and the only people who attack people over the way they spell are you dickface Westerners. Like you have some kind of superiority complex over people who misspell or have poor grammar. It’s quite pathetic. I bet you make fun of foreign people who speak broken English too.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 9:59 pm #

        Truth,

        Don’t feel the need to engage him. He’s obviously some mincing, frustrated HS English teacher who never got hired at his local community college. He gets his tiny rocks off by ridiculing and demeaning honest blood and soil Americans. You are out there living your life, enjoying the rich panoply of experiences available to a young man. Take pity on him. His life didn’t pan out. He’s aging, frail, gay. His cough and unexplained weight loss are troubling him.

        If you do decide to engage him, instead of getting angry, mock him. Ridicule him. Don’t explain or justify yourself. Twist the dagger of a witty riposte straight through the HIV-infected cells of his frail, faltering being.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 11:00 pm #

          “He’s obviously some mincing, frustrated HS English teacher who never got hired at his local community college.” ~ RD3

          Ya, Soul Forensics seems to like to bung people, ideas and things into imaginary constructs like that too.

          Perhaps it’s part of what might be called, ass-pull poetry, where anything goes and nothing matters. And it’s fun.

          • Soul Forensics March 2, 2024 at 1:28 am #

            I thought you were above ad hominem attacks, you hypocrite.

            At least you’re consistent with your chickenshit passive-aggressive avoidance of direct engagement with any type of argument, instead challenging your adversaries in the third person.

            I asked a while ago now — with your obvious messianic vision of increasing the international pool of Anarchists, shouldn’t you be doing the much more potentially profitable job of selling that vision to those more amenable to it?

            Realized that Anarchy isn’t the calling card you thought it might be for getting some college poontang?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:07 am #

            Read it again. There’s no ad hom there.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:38 am #

            Lost In The Art Imitating Life

            BTW, Soul Forensics, just because you think you see some things doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re there.

            Similarly, just because you declare some things, doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re true.

            Now, while this would seem to go without saying, in your case– and I think OG could vouch for this– it nevertheless appears warranted.

            What with your poetry angle, however, a great thing about it is that one can ‘invent reality’ with relative abandon.

            But of course a danger there is that one can risk losing a sense of reality in the process.

          • Soul Forensics March 2, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

            “Read it again. There’s no ad hom there.”

            Perhaps you should spend less lazy effort in trying to impress others with your degraded and biased wiki knowledge, and use some of that recovered time to look up the definition of words and phrases.

            “BTW, Soul Forensics, just because you think you see some things doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re there.”

            You have a remarkable ability to make generalized, unfounded and say-nothing insinuations without spelling out what the hell you’re driving at.

            One of these days you might actually have the intelligence or courage to form and express (legibly) a cogent argument.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 7:13 am #

            Feel better?

      • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 10:59 pm #

        @TruthSeeker1986

        I was a finalist in the National Spelling Bee back in my youth, made a living as an editor for a few years, and still work as a professional proofreader and copy editor. And let me assure you that I do not give a rat’s ass about people’s spelling in a damn comment thread. This Q. Shtick character is neurotic, in my opinion.

        One of my college professors, who eventually won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, used to spell particle — as in atomic particles — “partical.” I mean, every single damn time he wrote it on the blackboard, it was “partical.” We students would chuckle about it behind his back, but the whole reason it was so funny was that we knew that the guy was a fucking GENIUS. It’s not like he was dumb. It was just that his mind was busy with more important things than spelling.

        I would feel sorry for obsessive nitpickers such as Q. Shtick — I mean, really, what must his life be like? — except that their rudeness, meanness and obnoxiousness makes it difficult to feel sympathy.

        • Heartlander March 1, 2024 at 11:00 pm #

          make, not makes

        • Soul Forensics March 2, 2024 at 1:31 am #

          Robert Lowell couldn’t spell. Enough said.

          As Mordecai Richler liked to quip, in one of his most dry, acidic put-downs, when asked about some author’s notoriety: “he’s a good speller”.

        • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

          What did Gore Vidal say? The three most depressing words in the English language were Joyce Carol Oates?

          But what about Doris Kearns Goodwin? Or what’s her face Conney Barrett? One recalls Sam Gamgee telling Gollum about how to prepare a coney…..

          You have to let your mind run but on a long leash.

        • Soul Forensics March 2, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

          Ha! I l agree with Vidal on Oates. Not a glad bone in her body, (in more than one sense).

        • Q. Shtik March 3, 2024 at 12:47 am #

          Don’t sugar-coat it Heartlander, don’t hold back. Tell me what you REALLY think!

          • Mac March 3, 2024 at 8:51 am #

            Q- You should have used a semicolon there rather than a comma. Don’t you know grammar?

        • Anthea March 4, 2024 at 12:48 am #

          @ Heartlander:

          If you’ve ever been a copy editor or an English teacher (as I have), you have lived through the literary version of Sherman’s March to the Sea. Or you’re like an EMT who’s seen a few 12-car pile-ups. In other words, you are well acquainted with terror and slaughter, when it comes to the written word.

          You no longer faint at the sight a sentence that has been dismembered, with it’s participle cut off and stuffed in its mouth.

          Compared to the horrors you’ve encountered, a double negative is a mere “owie.”

    • Night Owl March 1, 2024 at 5:52 pm #

      Q still can’t use commas–the most basic form of punctuation in the English language.

      You sad sack of shit.

      • Night Owl March 1, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

        I’d also like to add that Benr has ten times the scruples you do, you prick.

        You can barely string a sentence together yourself, much less punctuate one.

        You wouldn’t have lasted 10 minutes at any publisher I worked for.

      • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 9:35 pm #

        He’s a real fag.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 10:57 pm #

          Careful. Night Owl got called a fag by someone else some months ago.

          Speaking of gaydar (with reference to your more recent aforemention of it), if I had it– and maybe I do– you’d be tripping its light fantastic with two nice big discoballs spinning merrily above, what with this and your other porn stuff before. What gives? What do you do when your supposed wife isn’t around?

          Anyway, wanna dance, Babe?

          Might as well, since I’m in a gay, if sleep-deprived, mood. (squeezes RD3 left butt-cheek)

          xoxo

          ^u^

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:46 pm #

            He can bang away at the gym and do spinning classes until his glutes are on fire. He can climb the crest of a dozen tuff-mudders with his “partner” in tow. He can host a thousand fabulous cocktail parties that all his confused, sycophant bitches rave about. He can use every punch on his tanning card and gossip with his hairstylist about what all the other boys are doing that weekend. He can reassure himself that his parents are really “proud” of him. He can kibbitz with his sister about her daily drama while secretly wishing that his brother in law would rail him in the ass or put his nuts on his chin. At the end of the day, regardless of the quarts of nut he’s greedily lapped up and accepted in every orifice, he knows his life was for naught. He served no purpose on this earth. He was a semen receptacle, a cum dumpster, and nothing else. He will leave nothing to posterity and all of the men who used him or were used by him, are similarly worthless. His group, the fags, are a scourge on the world. His mother and father went to the grave, despite what they said, regarding their son as an utter failure. His mother, in her darkest thoughts, wished she would have miscarried. How could any decent parent wish such a bleak, worthless existence on their son?

          • RD3 March 1, 2024 at 11:48 pm #

            SMD

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 1:32 am #

            @RD3:

            The problem with that take, as well as your aforementioned ‘anti-Muslim’, ‘anti-black’ and ‘pro KKK’ takes, is you risk (to be charitable) taking a whole lot of others down with you in your ‘friendly fire’…

            Re-read what you just wrote and ask yourself if you’ve not only insulted gay men but men in general and women in general, which of course include or could include people in your life, assuming there are any.

            With regard to your nickname, as I may have already mentioned, I used to own a Yamaha RD350 and almost raced it professionally, and there is another on this site who also used to sportbike, maybe still does, and maybe used to race, and they are apparently gay and cool.

            I don’t mind joking around because I used to have a gay best friend and we used to make jokes about society’s asinine attitudes regarding gays on my Fostex X15. We called them the gay tapes. He was in the closet then, so no one knew but we suspected it.

            As for reproduction, lot’s of people don’t reproduce. So what. That doesn’t make them any lesser for it.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 1:41 am #

            …There’s this issue I’ve read about called ‘white self-hate’…

            If this is a thing, perhaps there are some who , to deal with it, are prone to project it onto others, perhaps to somehow feel like they are somehow getting rid of it.

            If this is a thing, then it would seem to stand to reason that there might be some more likely targets of this projection, perhaps especially depending on the political climate.

            So maybe some targets will include the LGBTQ+ crowd, Muslims, ‘blacks’ and maybe even others, like women.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 1:44 am #

            …or immigrants.

          • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

            So now Whites exist? We are like particles that sometimes exist and sometimes don’t – as needed, apparently, when someone needs to be bashed or blamed.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 6:39 am #

            Do they? You don’t seem too sure, yourself.

          • Anthea March 4, 2024 at 1:11 am #

            @ The Man They Call Zazelle:

            I have to agree with you about gays. Sure, the stuff RD3 lists is trivial, but much of daily life is trivial. Maybe the gay guy goes tanning, entertains friends, and gossips. But for that matter, I have been known to get a pedicure, entertain friends, and gossip, myself. I have even been to Sam’s Club a couple of times, if you want to talk about trivialities.

            It really comes down to the question of what makes a person a worthwhile human being. I don’t think that it’s refraining from engaging in life’s trivialities–unless you feel it’s necessary to take up the way of life of the Desert Fathers or the Cistercians.

            So, what is it?

            One of my almost lifelong friends is a gay man. He’s like all the rest of us: lots of stumbling along the path of life, lots of personal idiosyncrasies (mainly a smart mouth), a bit of a tendency to “give scandal” (which is a sin), and much difficulty with celibacy. But he has a talent for loving people and as a result, he is loved by everyone. He’s they guy who makes everyone in his sphere feel special.

            He’s the guy who chiefly influenced me to convert to Catholicism. (I met him in college, when he was planning to become a monk.) He’s my kids’ godfather. Because of him, there have been a whole series of conversions–which, paradoxically, happened after he himself lost his faith.

            Life is strange, and these canned ideas about who’s important and who’s not, are not very useful.

            And, hey, what about that other friend of my youth who died when she was about 32? Was she not someone important, someone to be proud of. I can tell you that she was a living saint.

        • benr March 2, 2024 at 6:45 am #

          Be specific who are you trying to insult with such a grade school level insult?

    • benr March 2, 2024 at 6:43 am #

      The worst writer on this site is the one with nothing worthy of reading.
      Most of the time that is you Qshtik.

      What value does a grammar and punctuation Nazi add to a site like this?

      The host is the one getting paid to write not the commentors.
      Our job is to have a lively discussion on topics centered around the ideas that the host is forming and learn something new.

      Please tell me how you have ever added to that discussion?

      I have never seen you attempt to refute anything I or anyone else has ever posted.

      This complete lack of engagement leads me to believe you don’t have the brain power needed to develop a thought one way or another.

      Or are you simply on the spectrum and can’t help yourself?

      At least Truthseeker has attempted to dive into the deep end.

      At this point you seem like nothing but a sad little troll rolling peoples posts through M$ word to pick out errors.

      If anyone should stop posting till they have something of value to add to the commentary lookin the mirror.

      Jim has had the ban stick out and I suspect he would rap you on the knuckles if he rolls through here and reads the comments you have posted.

  38. TruthSeeker1986 March 1, 2024 at 5:08 pm #

    Well I have read just about every single comment on here, so now I feel overwhelmed. I think I’m going to lay down and stare at the paint in my ceiling before I fall asleep. I don’t know what’s going to happen this year, but damn I think about it a lot and my head hurts like hell. I don’t know about the rest of you here, but processing so much in one day will make you feel sick after awhile. Have we truly lost? I don’t know, I feel like in a sense we have.

    Maybe people on X talk about these situations often too. November is a long way ahead to wait for one person to get elected, maybe we’re all just trying to predict what we believe is going to happen…I once read somewhere that America today is what Nazi Germany was before they were falling apart in their final days. Then the people got desperate and scared, started committing mass suicide, even killing their own children… If Hitler had nuclear weapons would he have used them out of desperation? Probably.

    But after awhile you have to take some time off, and just try to free your mind from all of this end of the world stuff. Maybe I’m just a bit shook up from it all…But 9/11 didn’t even phase me. Things today however seems a lot different from 9/11 but if something does major happen this year, I’m trying to figure out what will societies response be.. It took them awhile to figure out the U.S. had something to do with the planes hitting their own buildings but most of what you find on 9/11 is considered a conspiracy theory. In which case no one has brought forth any evidence that the U.S. Gov or who ever had something to do with 9/11 but most people say Bin Ladin wasn’t the guy it was only pinned on him as an excuse to invade Iraq. Time’s like this I envy the dead more.

    • TPTB-USA March 1, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

      TruthSeeker1986, if you watch Tucker’s interview that I posted above, (America Is Following in China’s Footsteps. Here’s How We Stop It.) it will allow you to see the big picture, so that if you can handle it, you will not be overwhelmed by the “noise”.

    • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 6:59 pm #

      You seem like a pretty good dude, TS. Don’t let this sh#t get you down; take it with a grain of salt. Everybody here is appalled by what we see going on around us, which is why we’re attracted to this site. There are a lot of intelligent people here. You seem to really care about the country and are just old enough to remember better times. Keep the faith, TS.

    • Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 9:16 pm #

      Truth, thinking about the future, and trying to figure out where it is taking you is a good thing. It’s like driving a car. You look at the road ahead and anticipate the twists and turns so that you don’t end up a hunk of burnt meat in a blazing pile of wreckage.

      Don’t forget, you’re gonna die anyway. From the moment you were born, it was the only sure thing. The better you understand the world you live in, and the better you can anticipate the course it is on, the more control you can take over the life that you have before you reach the end of the road.

      • messianicdruid March 2, 2024 at 9:41 am #

        You are not your vehicle [ you have been customizing a rental ]. If you can walk away from a crash, it was a good landing.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 11:16 pm #

      “I think I’m going to lay down and stare at the paint in my ceiling before I fall asleep.” ~ TruthSeeker1986

      Oh ya?
      Well I actually have a peeling section on my ceiling that needs painting and I’m not looking forward to doing so, because my entire place needs a good painting so that’s what getting out the paint will mean.

      So when you stare at your ceiling next time, just think of that poor sap who has to paint his entire place once he starts with the peeling ceiling, which rhymes. Do you think Q. Shtik would catch that?

      There were some who were happy to see Q. Shtik back commenting.

    • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      Heh.

      Truthseeker, you have reported yourself to be partially dark, 37, and a resident of California. I just cannot understand why you cannot buy the bullshit you are being fed by the folks around you.

      You actually show more sense than the entire Left side of the USA, and more guts. One of my greatest regrets is that my generation and the next are leaving you with a gigantic shit sandwich to deal with in this country with no apparent ways to remove the Leftist cancer that has taken over.

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 10:08 am #

        To Truthseeker

    • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

      Au contraire, Hitler brought Germany back from the brink, driving out the International Bankers and enacted the economic miracle of Nazi Germany. They had to be attacked and destroyed before our countries followed suit.

      Don’t conflate Weimer with those who destroyed Weimar.

    • Anthea March 4, 2024 at 1:15 am #

      @ Truth Seeker:

      That’s all well and good, but you should be looking at realtor.com.

  39. Ishabaka March 1, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

    Well, you got transgender Space Force Colonel Bree Fram speechifying about how you MUST RESPECT HIM because he wears dresses and a bra (just like the old Monty Python song), so THAT has put the fear of God in Putin.

    • BackRowHeckler March 1, 2024 at 6:46 pm #

      Yeah, the Colonel presented himself at the Air Force Academy, smartly turned out in a women’s uniform, and lectured cadets on the proper use of pronouns, insisting that using pronouns in official correspondence makes for a better fighting force. That was the message.

      When they look at this sh#t in Tehran, Moscow and Beijing, I wonder what they think?

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 10:00 am #

        BRH

        You know what they are doing.

        First, they are laughing their asses off at us. That will last for a short while.

        Second, they are priming the immigration pump to send the world’s scum here to convert this country’s population to third world caliber so that the vote will no longer matter.

        Third, they will just let us “Leave the World Behind” as we self-immolate. The condition of the US population in five years, if the Left wins this fall, will not be worth saving. The common sense intelligentsia of this country are preparing to get the hell out of Dodge now.

        Including the Obamas, the producers of the prophecy movie.

        • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

          It was actually pretty good. Not that racist either, though the Black girl said that Whites can be trusted. The White woman didn’t trust the Black family either, but didn’t mention race.

          But yeah, probably “predictive programming” as Alex Jones puts it.

    • stelmosfire March 1, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

      Wow! I searched the Colonel and ended up at a page for the SPARTA organization. I’d never heard of them before. What a crew they are. .

  40. OG March 1, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

    Texas done got DEWed, dude.

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    • stelmosfire March 1, 2024 at 8:38 pm #

      Yea Bill Gates has his eye on a million acres of Texas scrub land. I saw some pics of fire damage in the panhandle. The cars had melted rims and no windows.Where have we seen that before, hmm? I heard there were a couple thousand head of cattle spirited away in electric school buses.

      I watch weather systems online from the GOES satellites in geosynchronous orbit. They’re 23,000 miles away. There is a black slash visible across Texas north of Amarillo. That is a big ass fire.

  41. roccofire March 1, 2024 at 8:27 pm #

    I just read, “at the end if the world” by Ted Cleary. Wow one of the best end of the world stories i have read jn years. It perfectly goes with JHK long emergency book. Enjoy the day, loss is nothing but change. Read the stoics books. Emperor Marcus will show you how to deal with multiple invasions,like the wild Germania tribes, others from the east, Civil War, coup attempt and a plague. So don’t worry watch tv.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:43 am #

      Are you, Steve?

  42. Paula D March 1, 2024 at 9:11 pm #

    Damn. I just logged onto Facebook and saw an ad for RFK, Jr., in which he attacks the war in Ukraine as a money maker for the MIC, and then pointed out who bought that sweet farmland.

    But, you know, Israel is such a dealbreaker.

    Let’s kill 500,000 more Ukrainians instead.

    • Beryl of Oyl March 2, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

      Jr. has certainly done his homework on Ukraine.

      The Wall Street Journal has published what it says are details of the peace deal that didn’t go through.

      Russia’s press secretary says that the negotiations ended at Ukraine’s request because of Boris Johnson.

      Bobby was way ahead of the pack on this.

      Boris is still pretending it didn’t happen.

      Ukraine is going to end up making a much less favorable deal now, by leaving the US completely out of the process.

      We are going to find out that Israel v. Hamas is another jumbo CIA operation.

      • Paula D March 2, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

        Ukraine will have to kick the US out before it can make any autonomous deal.

        I forget who said it, but apparently Blackrock, Monsanto, and other US corporations who are looking to loot Ukraine have already set up offices in Kiev..
        They also have a US general assigned to Ukraine, because they didn’t like the way the Ukies were fighting the war. Lt. Gen. Antonio Aguto Jr also has an office in Kiev.

        There is actually no legit reason for the US to be part of the process, and occasionally they make noises about how “It’s totally up to Ukraine”, even though we all know that that is bullshit.

        And if the US was part of the process, the end result would NOT be favorable for Ukraine. As RFK pointed out, there is a land grab and a resource grab in play here.
        Plus, Soros’ son made a deal to dump toxic waste from Europe and the US onto Ukrainian soil.

        Ukraine would be far better off coming to a peace deal with Russia that involves getting the US/NATO countries completely out, and writing off any debt they incurred being proxies.
        It is beyond criminal anyway, for the US/NATO to use their men to die and then make them pay for it.

  43. Blackbird March 1, 2024 at 9:22 pm #

    Damn, they’re reading this blog in Hungary. I can’t read Hungarian, but I know it when I see it.

  44. The Man They Call Zazelle March 1, 2024 at 10:26 pm #

    The Blob Begins to Quiver
    (Clusterfuck Nation – Blog July 10, 2023)

    The Blob Quivers
    (Clusterfuck Nation – Blog March 1, 2024)

    “How it makes me quiver
    How it makes me smile
    With all this love I have to give you
    Guess I’m gonna stay with you awhile…”

    ~ Stay Awhile, by The Bells (Alphabet Agency Mix)

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 2:46 am #

      The Blob Quivers Some More
      (Clusterfuck Nation – Blog Guaranteed Future Date)

  45. The Man They Call Zazelle March 2, 2024 at 4:51 am #

    KunstlerCast #01: Drugstores
    (Podcast February 12, 2008)

    kunstler.com/podcast/kunstlercast_01_drugstores/

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  46. LegendoftheFall March 2, 2024 at 9:03 am #

    It is obvious to me that should a nuclear exchange break out, it fulfills their goal of reducing population.

    It is obvious to me when our cities continue to deteriorate because of intentionally incompetent leaders, even when truckers protest over the Trump circus, it fulfills goals of the leadership of sowing chaos, and pushing society to the point where it undiscerning, weak-minded citizens beg government to fix the problems intentionally created. These psychos are sitting back and letting chaos ramp up into more and more chaos and the average concerned citizen fails to realize that the outcome these psychos desire will not be pleasant for the average Joe watching it from the sidelines.
    It is obvious to me that humans have utterly failed to competently and consistently govern themselves and refrain from the slaughter of each other for profit. Wars and rumors of wars as far as the eye can see. The worst of humans generally end up in leadership because of the inability of the average person to discern those leaders intentions. This has to be some sort lesson we are being shown from a higher mind? Competent leadership, when it inevitably arrives, might then be appreciated, but only because of the contrast assembled despite humanity giving it their best shot.
    The disgusting deceit perpetrated upon the world in 2020 displays just how vulnerable we are to these psychopaths. and a population unable to discern their leaders. I still smh when I see people wearing masks or buying into fear planted in their minds.
    I’m realizing humans are on many different channels as they live life and nothing I say to them can make them see and hear what is on my channel.

    • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      God gave early humans the alternative to the evil violence we are imbued with. I note one of the first things that power violent countries try to eliminate is any connection to God. We are currently involved in just another example of this, right here.

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 9:51 am #

        BTW, has mankind ever produced a counter violence movement anywhere? Even the Messiah desiring Hebrews 2000 years ago wanted a powerful violent savior from the Romans and not the soft spoken, peacemaker that Jesus was.

        • messianicdruid March 2, 2024 at 8:55 pm #

          Ghandi?

          • JohnAZ March 3, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

            Ghandi always wanted separation from England using non-violent methods. People were killed in that effort.

            Jesus never prescribed separation from Rome and encouraged people to be content with their lot in life, even slaves.

            Turn the other cheek, be good to your enemies, etc are Jesus messages that are hardly ever acknowledged.

  47. JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 9:44 am #

    Can it be that this society’s acceptance of legalized murder, abortion, is the cause of God walking away from our country? Is that why the S is HTF in so many ways here?

    We cannot even negotiate a time frame for a fetus to be an individual without the evil pro-abortion Left going nuts. I remember these are the females who do not want to take the responsibility for birth control. Yeah, the same females that want “control of their bodies” after a pregnancy finding, but do not seem to want to control their bodies prior to the conception.

    BTW, simple question. When is the embryo, fetus not a part of the woman’s structure, not of the mother’s DNA. At conception? God has given all mammals the gift of protecting their offspring internally, including us. Abortion is an abomination of that gift.

    So when should the state start to enforce the RIght of the unborn’s life, liberty and pursuit?

    UH, UH, UH?

    Just like everything else. Leftist women do not want to have individual responsibility, they want the government and a suction pump to alleviate their lack of responsibility.

  48. OG March 2, 2024 at 11:03 am #

    Holy cow!

    “You shall eat zee bugz!”

    bitchuteXcom/video/PSY1SCpArj88/

    • The Man They Call Zazelle March 3, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

      Seems a little early for wildfires, yes? Maybe not in Texas though?

  49. Beryl of Oyl March 2, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

    After seeing something last night that reminded me of it, I was going to come here today to renew my tirade against reparations and Bobby Jr.’s support thereof.

    I will still get to that.

    I saw something else that to me was a rare moment of purity, which I wish to remark on first.

    There is a bridge between Indiana and Kentucky (I think) that goes over the Ohio River.

    An unlucky truck driver went over the side of the bridge and the cab was dangling above the river.

    It was the Clark Memorial Bridge, and the entire rescue operation was on live television.

    I watched a video of part of the rescue afterward, and I couldn’t help thinking to myself about how this was government at its finest.

    I suppose the guy in the truck could have maybe phoned his wife and asked her if she could get a few volunteers to come and get him; this person had plenty to worry about, but one thing he didn’t have to worry about was whether there were people on the way who were going to do whatever was humanly possible to get him out of that situation.

    Government at its finest, purest state. Doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves, but really need done.

    The there was the journalism. We’ve all seen what our Fourth Estate hass become.

    Here we saw what it was always supposed to be. Honest reporting, to the best of their ability. Finding out who, what, when, where so we’d understand what was happening.

    Television in its highest best use as well. Just plain letting us see for ourselves.

    • SoftStarLight March 2, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

      I agree. I think government is supposed to exist to protect and provide a safety net. And actually govern. But that goes back to the question of local versus global in my mind. If your government knows you on a personal level there is a much higher chance I would think that that government is going to do right by you. If the government sees you as a number or a disposable resource then it will experiment on you and torture you and so on and so forth.

  50. Beryl of Oyl March 2, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

    I saw this last night. Scott Adams is referring to California Governor Newsom’s reparations plan.

    Scott has covered some of the things I have thought about the idea of reparations and also affirmative action, and I noticed in comments on this tweet from yesterday, people raise more good points.

    Can I help calculate reparations?

    You’d need to include 30 years of direct employment discrimination against White men in every major corporation. (In the comments, please pretend you don’t know that happened.)

    And you have to factor in crime somehow, both the gains and the costs, if there is any racial difference.

    Include any excess social programs if there is a racial difference.

    And you need to compare to the control group who stayed in Africa.

    Also compare incomes to White people with similar educational options.

    Shorter: Data is always fake, because your assumptions drive all results.”

    That part about a control group- that’s something I brought up a short while ago, that the people griping loudly about what we owe blacks in America seem to have done pretty well for themselves in spite of all the damage from maybe having an ancestor who was a slave.

    I have at least two ancestors who fought for the Union. What is that worth?

    I can’t wrap my head around the mindset of any white person who thinks reparations are even owed.

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    • Beryl of Oyl March 2, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

      There were supposed to be quotes in front of “Can I help calculate reparations?”

      That’s Scott’s writing.

      • SoftStarLight March 2, 2024 at 4:09 pm #

        I do understand your viewpoint but I can also see how people would feel like reparations are owed when living within an exploitive imperial context. So as you sort of allude to here white people also have grounds to claim the need for reparations due to damage created by the system. So I think perhaps the bigger thing in the background is how the system itself appears to be harmful and inhumane.

    • BackRowHeckler March 2, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

      California never had slavery. During Civil War times Cal raised a Union Regiment that fought the Rebs in New Mexico, Colorado & Arizona.

      Spain owned California 1530-1830 — when Mexico took it over — & did enslave some Indians in the LA & SF Bay areas in the 17th century.

      Maybe Spain should come up with a few pesos and spread the love around.

  51. Paula D March 2, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

    Some commenters remember the 50s with nostalgia, but recoil at any proposal to bring back the tax policies of the time.
    “What? And stop the job creators from being able to afford cocaine and child hookers? That is outrageous!”
    They hate rich bankers ripping them off, but have no solution but hanging them from street lamps, even though street lamps are no longer built for hanging.

    I ran across this testimonial and thought it might be edifying.

    ”before Reagan, Bankers weren’t rich, they were administrators; progressive income taxes kept their pay at bay, same with execs. My grandfather ran a Fortune 100 firm Federal Envelope a division of Champion Paper; as an exec he never made more than $200k/yr, as with most execs, as the top tax rate was 70% on $200k/yr. He actually got paid more as a salesman and paid 70% on those last dollars; he told me, “anything more is just vanity.” As an exec, he made his way up as a salesman; but he didn’t risk capital, wasn’t the founder, few execs are, (and if so they wear different hats) But since Reagan corporate management was retired early, and the young guns got paid much more (look it up, it’s still open records) Sales didn’t grow, not much changed except executive pay; then calls for NAFTA came. That allowed them to off-shore production and bonus themselves even more. Before Reagan I remember my grandfather building a warehouse they wouldn’t need for a few more years, but doing such lowered the firm’s profits for the year and their tax exposure (corporate tax was 50%) after we lowered taxes “to be competitive” we started competing with Mexico, China and Vietnam. We went from being the bell of the ball to walking the streets with the cheapest whores. That’s what neo-liberalism lead to. Since Reagan bankers and the paper pushers became the masters of the economy, hype and finance grew from 15% of the economy to 45%. Wall St would take over our utilities, among those are retail “Commercial Banking” Healthcare, Education and classic utilities. That’s exactly what happened to our economy.

    That progressive tax policy started with Canadian born US GOP Sen. James Couzens, co-founder and CFO of Ford, the man who proposed the $5 work day and 5 day work week. FDR would pick up these policies after Andrew Mellon (of Wall St) pushed for “low taxes” policies that Will Rogers (a famous pundit from OK in the 30’s) would call “Trickle Down.” Trickle Down lead to the Great Depression, and it was progressive policies that got us out of that; built the middle class and the economy of the post WW2 era. Under Ike the top tax rate grew to 91%; it was JFK who lowered the top marginal tax rate to 70% (we quickly went into a financial boom and recession) The rates stayed there till Reagan lowered them to 28% on $28k/yr. Where we experience another financial boom and long recession that’s continued to this day for most Americans, but not for the financial elites; the new Gilded economy.”

    • Paula D March 2, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

      They don’t just buy hookers and blow, of course, they also buy the government.

      In the 70s there were only 100 registered lobbyists for Congress. Now there are 6 or more for each Congress member.

      The best Congress money can buy doesn’t look all that great from down here.

      • benr March 3, 2024 at 4:47 am #

        The banksters are not getting rich by charging we the people interest on borrowed monies created from thin air on fractional reserve banking.

        They are getting rich off of laundering drug cartel money.

        The federal Government has pretended to crack down on this several times.

        Those stocks you think you own…you don’t really own anything another scam.

        player.fm/series/american-conservative-university-podcast/the-great-taking-uncovering-economic-manipulation-with-peak-prosperity-part-1-of-4

        Credit default swaps and three quadrillion in false derivatives!

        Global Debt Crisis: $3 Quadrillion Threatens Banks and Nations. Derivatives on the Trigger
        TLDR The global debt in derivatives is a ticking time bomb that threatens the financial system and the collapse of assets, and Bitcoin offers a solution as it is not dependent on banks or intermediaries.

        The global debt, which exceeds 300 trillion dollars, has the potential to trigger the next big crisis and threaten banks and countries.
        ?
        Derivatives contracts can become a trap for banks, as they may be forced to pay the difference between the contract price and the actual price if the asset’s value drops significantly.
        ?
        Many banks have trillions trapped in derivatives, causing a potential threat to both banks and countries due to lack of liquidity and inability to pay.
        ?
        The estimated debt in derivatives is a staggering 2.3 trillion dollars, which is equivalent to 27 times the world’s GDP, highlighting the magnitude of the potential risk.
        ?
        The massive amount of 2.3 QUADRILLION dollars in derivatives represents an enormous financial challenge that needs to be addressed.
        ?
        The global debt of 2.3 quadrillion dollars in derivatives is a time bomb about to explode, threatening the financial system and the collapse of assets.
        ?
        The fiat financial system backed by debt and money printing is a bubble or a Ponzi scheme, lacking real value and vulnerable to collapse.
        ?
        “Bitcoin has no counterparty risk, it does not depend on a central bank or a commercial bank, it does not depend on bankruptcy or the subsistence of the survival of no intermediary as with the banks.”

        Look they are selling the next big scam!
        VAPORWARE MONEY not even a a piece of paper

    • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

      The federal government’s responsibility is to protect its citizens from invading foreign armies and to maintain order. It needs funds for that. That’s the extent of what taxes should cover. Any other taxes are immoral, unless I’ve forgotten some other reasons. Should that result in a $32,000,000,000,000 deficit – so far? I strongly doubt it. Let’s face it, US citizens have been consistently ripped off.

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

        Bill

        $34,000,000,000,000+ and running up 1 trillion at a rate of every 100 days.

        Only 50-60 % is payed by taxpayers, the rest is fiat.

        This year’s interest payment on the debt will surpass defense spending. Much of that is funded by illicit trades at the border.

        One more. If Trump actually does what he says to destroy the swamp, the whole House of Cards will go down. The debt per taxpayer of $300000 will come due. Hahahaha, yeah right.

      • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

        It’s just like homeowners in my condominium. The typical owner here has no idea of the rules and regulations, even what constitutes their unit, and has no idea of special stipulations which were okayed by the town when the project was approved.For instance, almost no one here knows the town had the right to build a public school on our land if the local government decided it was needed. There was a time limit which has since passed, but the point is people were paying hundreds of thousands of dollars on something that would have changed the whole character of the complex. And they didn’t bother to read the condo documents.

        What is it about our society that allows people to be ignorant? No wonder why they let the government get away with anything they want.

    • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

      Yes, well said. The prosperity of Americans and the size of the middle class was no accident. If they had started the heavy duty grifting from top right away, it wouldn’t have happened. They did try to repeatedly, but good Democrats and Liberals pushed them back.

      Top executives made seven times what the workers made. Seven times! Wow wee! Now it’s hundreds….

      Paging John Az. Paging John Az.

      • JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 5:32 pm #

        Uh, Jarek, how come you are hitting me for something we agree on, that crony capitalism is the death of Capitalism. I have always agreed with your statement that capitalism leads to socialism because of crony capitalism. So maybe the answer is to avoid cronyism. Where we disagree greatly is that the government, the seed of socialism is the last place where trust can be placed.

        • Jarek March 2, 2024 at 10:37 pm #

          Crony Capitalism IS Capitalism – Capitalism at a certain stage. If it doesn’t get contained a la Fascism, it begin to take control.

          • GreenAlba March 3, 2024 at 8:34 am #

            Following on from the jackboot-style fascism of your yearnings, which fell out of favour because it was too ‘in your face’, the new face of fascism is the ‘in your arm’ variety.

            The covid operation, run by the military, who also run the Big Pharma cartel, and with a perfectly orchestrated (by military intelligence) servile media back-up, is a perfect example of modern fascism.

          • Jarek March 3, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

            No, that’s big Pharma (and the banks and corporations in general) taking over the government. Plutocracy not Fascism. You got it backwards, dummy.

            The point is that they can’t be separated in the modern industrial state. The question is which will lead? The one that has been elected and that has taken an oath of office to serve? Or the one that is openly and only out for profit?

            The former can be bad or go bad of course. The latter IS bad (inadequate for the job at the very least) by definition. Now that I have laid it out clearly for you, which do you choose? John Az chooses wrongly.

          • GreenAlba March 3, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

            Plutocracy = government by the wealthy.

            There has never been any other kind, even if it hid itself for a period of time, and used different costumes.

            I watched the film Come and See this evening, as discussed with brh and Blackbird, I think, on a recent thread. It was about Nazi atrocities in Belarus, where 628 villages were burned, along with their inhabitants, by the Nazi, racial supremacist filth that you admire.

            There are no words for what you are.

          • Jarek March 3, 2024 at 8:07 pm #

            Sounds like Russian propaganda. In any case, small potatoes to the millions of Volga Germans who died after the outbreak of your peace.

            You owe everything you have to men who did such things. Sad? Yes. Hard to hear? Yes. But True nonetheless.

            So no difference between a Putin or a Rothschild? Wrong, big difference. This is why reasonable men don’t want your kind voting.

          • GreenAlba March 3, 2024 at 10:04 pm #

            Russian propaganda?

            You shameless clown.

  52. JohnAZ March 2, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

    Think about results. Re, reparations.

    The government gives fiat money to any minority, now being Blacks. It is a disaster as we do not even know how to define Black today. But the money will be given away like good little progressives will do.

    Where does that money go?

    The stock market? CDs? small company entrepreneurship ? Art?

    Nah. Gangs, gambling, drugs, all the center city joyfests, IOW crime.

    Who gets the money? Ha, the gangs, the local Mobs, the cartels, the Border Boys.

    Who gets the profit from all the capital flowing to the illicit trades, the payoffs that keeps the corruption flowing.

    The government and the Mob that it supports, including all those crooks that enter DC a little wealthy and leave living on Martha’s Vineyard, or other wealthy area.

    Lots of any reparations will end up in Ukraine or China through the syndicate headed up by ????.

    • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

      @JAZ:

      Just FYI, the average salary and typical net worth of the Island’s inhabitants are lower than normal. It’s the rich people who own the most valuable, waterfront property you read about. If Islander was still posting, she could tell you.

      I’m getting prepared to declare myself black so I can be eligible for all the government’s giveaway goodies.

    • SoftStarLight March 2, 2024 at 3:11 pm #

      This is a really really strong Pisces season going on right now and so for some people considering and planning to embark on an entrepreneurial venture for the upcoming new astrological year might actually be rewarding and enriching. That being said people really do need to think about the ethical structures of their business dealings.

  53. jim March 2, 2024 at 2:08 pm #

    Most of us commenting on this site feel we have a direct stake in our society but we also feel we are powerless to do anything about the present situation.

    Our populist sentiments (support for particular local cultures as well as a national culture that expresses traditional values that help to give our lives meaning) are increasingly labeled as illegitimate.

    Yet such populist sentiment continues to grow and it is becoming more and more difficult for our cosmopolitan managers to declare such a stance out-of-bounds.

    It also seems, to me, more and more likely that the blob will never allow such populist sentiments, as expressed in the present electoral campaign of Trump, to regain national political power.

    If such an event does take place what will be our fall-back strategy?

    Some kind of attempt at creating a social formation, independent of electoral politics seems more and more of a necessity.

    I have no idea how this can be done but sense that it must at least be attempted.

    How can we begin to create an independent social/political movement that might open a pathway to a more self-managed national economy and a more self-managed democratic, national republic?

    • beantownbill. March 2, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

      Just get a bunch of states to secede. I know it was tried before, but this time I think it might be different.

    • SoftStarLight March 2, 2024 at 3:02 pm #

      For me politics is somewhat of a soul destroying activity. It’s not a natural realm for me and so it is energetically taxing and draining. However, your comment sorta roped me in to thinking of it in a peripheral way. I think that most people are actually populists and nationalists even if they don’t perceive that in a conscious way. This is because most people are grounded to some degree or another within their localities and microcultures. And then there is a certain much smaller percentage of people who are genuinely cosmopolitan within their makeup. The domination of cosmopolitans is therefore an aberration and an imbalance.

      • jim March 2, 2024 at 6:32 pm #

        I agree with you that politics seems to often end-up as a soul destroying activity (taxing and draining).

        Unfortunately serious conflict seems to be at the root of all politics.

        But I often also think that our individual capacities to speak some kind of truth to each other that resonates in the deepest recesses of our respective hearts might just be the type of activity the could mobilize quite quickly our collective will.

        • SoftStarLight March 3, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

          That makes sense

  54. OG March 2, 2024 at 5:29 pm #

    Hey Elmo,

    What do you think of POTUS saying this:

    bitchuteXcom/video/NFZl3dZiG2dH/ ?

    Weird, eh?

    I mean, what could he have possibly meant when he said that 20 houses will be burned to the ground with only one left standing: the one “with the right roof”?

    Why/how are some roofs better than others in wildfires? I look forward to more science.

    ***
    Wildfires! “Wild” my butt!

    • elysianfield March 2, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

      “Why/how are some roofs better than others in wildfires? I look forward to more science.”

      OG,
      While the Saint is giggling, permit me to reply;

      Metal
      Tile
      Slate

      …thems as don’t burn…

      • OG March 2, 2024 at 5:54 pm #

        Right … because wildfires only attack from the sky. Gotcha.

        • OG March 2, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

          And wooden structures with the right roof are wildfireproof.

          Giggle indeed.

          • stelmosfire March 2, 2024 at 7:38 pm #

            Og, That neighborhood on Maui that didn’t ignite during the firestorm surrounded by flames. The complex had metal roofs and Hardi-board™ cement fiber siding.Wooden framing probably but no exposure because of fireproof exterior envelope. Here read all about firebrands,
            .
            /theconversation.com/firebrands-how-to-protect-your-home-from-wildfires-windblown-flaming-debris-166552

          • gustafson.robert.22 March 2, 2024 at 8:57 pm #

            So “climate change events” are just weather, but fires are not just weather, they are DEW activity..

            Trynna sort this..

          • OG March 3, 2024 at 11:37 am #

            Elmo, you never answered my question. Is it not odd that POTUS said what he said?

            Also, did you watch the entire 17:56 of:

            bitchuteXcom/video/NFZl3dZiG2dH/ ?

            ***
            So “climate change events” are just weather, but fires are not just weather, they are DEW activity..

            Trynna sort this..

            Well you sure are lame at sorting things out there Gus. I never said that “climate change events” “are just weather” so your strawman sentence makes no sense whatsoever from the very get-go.

            Actually, I believe that “climate change events” are the fruits of HAARP while some fires are the result of DEW attacks.

            There. That oughtta help you sort things out there Gus.

          • stelmosfire March 3, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

            OG, not odd at all. Potatohead probably flew over the fire zone in a chopper, looked down and asked, ” Why is that house not burned?” Simple answer from tour guide, “Because it has a metal roof, sir.” Duh! So Puppet Prez goes out to talk to the press and just parrots the answer before launching into his climate crisis talking points. I watched that video. Same old stupid shit and the comments are a real hoot.

          • OG March 3, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

            And, yet, your beef supply is really being decimated.

            Cui bono?

            D’uh!