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The Conundrum

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       Just as a janky investment can turn catastrophically ruinous in the finance world, “Joe Biden” has transmuted from an asset to a liability for the Party of Chaos as we enter the season when things get real. Just weeks ago, the phantasm in the White House could do nothing wrong, despite doing absolutely everything wrong in the thirty-two months he’s haunted the Oval Office. But now, an odor of rot and sulfur trails his every bumbling misstep while his maunderings from the podium set off alarms in party HQ. What to do, indeed…?

      As of five minutes ago, “JB” was still pretending to run for reelection, which, of course, was a bamboozle that only the Wokester rank-and-file, hoaxed into an epic psychotic rapture, might swallow. The “president’s” stage managers run a “campaign committee” on next-to-zero contributions, you see, but all it really does is send out millions of algo-concocted, drivel-filled emails five times a day to keep the big pretend going while the DC Blob desperately looks for a way out.

       Ever since the fabled Laptop from Hell entered stage left, the un-raptured of the land have been exposed to gales of evidence that “Joe Biden” ran a family influence-peddling racket as veep, and that it likely has something to do with the extravagant mess spawned in Ukraine. The crude and lawless labors of the DOJ and the FBI to cover all that up have been failing lately as a harsh music of blown whistles ominously cleaves the dank night air over the Potomac swamp.

     The coming House impeachment inquiry, with its extraordinary subpoena powers, can easily un-confuse these matters as Rep Comer (R-KY) goes after the Biden family bank records. The equation is pretty straightforward: Millions of dollars rattling around the coffers of “Joe” and Jill, and Jim and Frank, and the Biden kids and grand-kids divided by the low six-figure salaries of a senator and vice-president, times, say, the $20 to $50-million inflows of revenue (for no discernible services rendered) from Ukraine, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Gawd-knows how many other entities arguably hostile to the USA’s interests through Hunter Biden’s multitudinous shell companies. It’s called money-laundering.

      Meanwhile, mirabile dictu, Special Counsel David Weiss goosed three counts of illegal gun possession against Hunter Biden out of a federal grand jury Thursday. Somehow, a loaded garbage barge of tax evasion charges that was last seen a few weeks ago steaming into Indictment Central happened to sail off into the Bermuda Triangle and vanish from the docket. Also in question: what about that “diversion agreement” sneakily embedded in the plea deal that blew up a month ago in Judge Maryellen Noreika’s courtroom? That little gem would have let Hunter B off the hook for any other past federal crime imputed in the many reams of evidence about Biden family moneygrubbing already made public. If the plea deal evaporated, did not the diversion agreement go up in a vapor with it? Hunter’s lawyers apparently say it’s still in force. How does that work?

      More to the point, this exorbitant political psychodrama involving a criminally compromised head-of-state, who appears increasingly mentally incompetent, too, is taxing the Blob’s patience, disturbing the Wokesters’ consensus trance, and testing the DNC’s tactical playbook without any apparent good options at hand. Somebody ought to be whispering in “Joe Biden’s” ear that his services are no longer required, the performance is over, and it’s time to exit, stage right. But that, of course, leaves the Blob and the DNC with Kamala Harris, the cackling empty pants-suit, now fully evolved into an historic political joke. It’s not like they can even pretend to run her for president in 2024.

    Nor is there any realistic way to shove her offstage for a replacement. The appointed veep switcheroo gambit — shoehorning Gavin Newsom in there and then elevating him as Kamala quits — looks un-sellable. He’s turned California into a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape of flash-mob thievery, car-jacking, medical lunacy, and wildfire mismanagement. The videos of California mayhem play on social media 24/7. He’d never get confirmed by Congress. And who else is there on the DNC bench? Pete Buttigieg? (I’m sure….) Hillary? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha…!  They could stuff Barack Obama back in — the Constitution only prohibits a third elected term, not an appointment. Wouldn’t that be a nation-ending prank? (At least he could stop pretending to not already be secretly acting president.)


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686 Responses to “The Conundrum”

  1. lizharmon September 15, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    The smell of sulfur is Obama. It’s his trademark smell.

    • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      Well, it’s actually the trademark aroma of his boss, who was honored by Saul Alinsky in “Rules for Radicals;” but your idea is correct.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      God one, Liz.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        OMG I meant good.

        • Ron Anselmo September 15, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          Oh, my good?

          • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            I meant God. No, I meant good. No, wait…

  2. NickelthroweR September 15, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    Greetings,

    The can has been kicked down that road so far that it has circled back around to its starting point.

    Events have been put in motion that can not be undone. They can rearrange the deck chairs as much as they want but the end result will be the same. As Hillary once said, “What difference does it make?”

    • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      Yes, Nickel, the wheels are in motion and they are not going to be stopped. Whatever hell awaits us is coming and when it finally hits it is going to hit us hard.

      I watched a video yesterday by Tucker Carlson where he was showing what it is like to live under hyper-inflation….Argentina style. That is coming to America.

      The biggest problem we have is we have an ignorant and apathetic population. It’s disturbing to me that “Joe Biden” still has an approval rating in the low 40s. There are still Americans out there who believe this puppet is doing a “good job.” That screams ignorance or it screams elitism. Whatever it is, it isn’t good and it means that change for better times is not in the air. In Argentina the people are ready for change and are supporting an anti-government individual who speaks the truth. Milie, I think is his name. Americans aren’t there yet.

      We are already $32 TRILLION in the public hole and $36 TRILLION in the private hole. This will never be paid off. God help us the debt collector comes calling.

      Get out of debt now, if you can. Live well below your means. Buy silver, gold, copper and do your best to survive.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Kind of like a stick or tree branch that’s firmly stuck in the mud and can’t be dislodged no matter how hard you try. That stubborn forty-something percent, made up partly of those who simply believe the headlines and pronouncements from KJP and read no further, those who vote democrat no matter what, and those who benefit in some way from the administration.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          There is a very good article in American Thinker, it was based on what the medical establishment has done, but it applies to much more.

          It is titled Medical Tyranny and the Weapon of Disbelief.

          “The list of contradictions related to things like vaccines, injuries, deaths, and global welfare is long indeed. But for the hard-working person who prefers to spend more time tending to his or her work and family, and who is not directly involved with these wretched entanglements, there is little on which to rely. One of the things appealed to in times of such cognitive dissonance is the belief that such wicked intention and horrible malevolence lies outside of reality.”

          https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/09/medical_tyranny_and_the_weapon_of_disbelief_.html

          I haven’t seen the film referenced in the article, but I did see Rosemary’s Baby, and a lot from that movie applies today.

          • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:20 am #

            I saw that movie. No, there isn’t anything people won’t do, especially if it involves having their house on the lake and living la dolce vita.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            Remember the role cilantro played in turning people into witches? And is not cilantro now in every supermarket throughout the land?

            Did not Puck warn us that most Western women are witches?

          • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            Isn’t Puck a fictional character?

          • Rowdypiglet September 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            Beryl, that was an excellent article and resonated with me in recalling the attitudes of some of my elderly relatives. They’d lived their lives in service to the people around them, and had sufficient faith in the benevolence of government to feel assured that nothing awful would happen no matter which party was in power. Their attentions and interests were familial and local; they ignored politics for the most part.

            They were people whose word you could rely upon, and most of those they dealt with in their daily lives were similar. They were not equipped to believe that people could act in the ways that we’ve seen recently. To admit that they could would be so disturbing that they would probably have not wanted to continue living. I didn’t press them, because they were nearing the end of blameless lives and deserved a bit of peace – even if it was based on a lie. It wasn’t their battle anymore, if it ever had been.

            In this context, I often think of Hawthorne’s story “Young Goodman Brown.”

          • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 10:52 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Do avoid the culinary herbs. They are all under an enchantment and will turn you into a newt. Now, personally, I always dance widdershins around my shopping cart whenever I’m at Walmart, to cast out the demon. It’s safe and effective, and I find that it keeps the salsa from separating.

        • loosethedogs September 15, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          TUCO: You forgot all the boomers who are too busy rehabbing and or exiting stage right to give a sh*t. It’s why Social Security is actually security for the Deep State.

          • rightmom September 15, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            Well it is hard to fathom the evil of people in our government and liars like Fauci…..very hard.

      • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 11:04 am #

        Remember, 42% of Americans supported the disaster who was Jimmy Carter, and 43% backed Bubba in 1992. That’s the approximate percentage of Americans who identify as Democrats. And you have to hand it to them: as corrupt and chaotic and spiteful and anti-American as they can be, they have iron discipline and won’t do anything that detracts from The Party’s grip on power. The 40-45% who side with the Party of Evil stay loyal in order to receive the table scraps Pelosi and that fucking asshole schoolmarm from Brooklyn, Schumer, toss them. Better to serve Evil and get welfare and empty promises while your masters rule, than to vote for the other guys and get empty promises and generally poor leadership, and have to scrounge for an income, I guess.

        • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          Does “have to scrounge for a living” mean have to get a job, work and contribute something of value to society, Uncle Bob?

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            Yes, and they really appreciated it. That’s why they outsourced our industrial base to China. And insourced tens of millions of blue and white collar laborers from the Third World, India and China.

          • Mike Sherman September 17, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

            Come off it, Jarek & Old Uncle Curmudgeon…it’s the same old trope being farmed out around here again: “The Democrats did it!”

            What bullshit…the offshoring & immigration debacles started with St Ronnie in the 1980s, then Bush 41, then Bush 43 & Cheney (and the monetization of the 2nd Gulf War/Iraq where the MIC went to refill its coffers). If anything, Biden is doing his best to bring serious manufacturing back and is succeeding spectacularly.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          IDK a lot of people who were “neither” politically saw Jimmuh as the anti-establishment candidate, and there was a yuge amount of anti-establishment sentiment at the time.

          Jimmuh was a farmer! he wore those blue work shirts, not suits!

          • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

            Remember the old Smothers Brothers rendition of The Cowboy’s Lament?

            “I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy;
            You see by my outfit I am a cowboy too.
            We see by our outfits that we are both cowboys.
            If you’ll get an outfit, you can be a cowboy too.”

          • Yirgach September 16, 2023 at 9:37 am #

            I voted for Jimmuh because of his training as a nuke engineer on subs. Figured he had half a brain. Turned out he WAS a peanut farmer disguised as a nuke engineer.

            After that mistake I learned to be a bit more critical in my voting habits.

      • FGB3 September 15, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

        Done.

      • WadeWaters September 15, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

        The trillions of debt dollars no longer matter.

        Have you ever seen a ‘greenback’ from the 1860’s?

        It has value as a historical curiosity but it can’t buy anything.

        The Federal reserve notes will soon be the same.

        I agree. Buy gold, silver and things of tangible value.

        • Woodchuck September 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          A while back I was sorting through an old pile of papers and stuff I found in a box in the attic that was part of some stuff inherited or passed down from ancestors. Ancient family photos and documents etc. I found a small stash of confederate money. Lots of people in the south still have these old confederate dollars saved away in attics and basements. Confederate gold will still purchase anything you want. We’ll know that we’ve arrived at the end of the road when 100 dollar bills become the relics left by a dead economy and are stashed away in attics and closets.

          • saltydog September 16, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

            Excellent point.

          • Jimpa September 17, 2023 at 7:25 am #

            Also try buying one of those Confederate dollars. They’re now valued much higher than FRN’s. Collectors items. I have a Confederate fifty I paid a hundred dollars for twenty years ago.

        • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

          Every month I work on a barter kit. I add liquor, beer, cigarettes, pornography (yes, porn, many people are addicted to porn and would gladly trade something for a little porn), feminine products, diapers, baby formula, medicines, candy, deodorant, toothpaste, and much much more. Things people will want and need if a total collapses comes.

          I figure, if I need a tooth pulled and dentist wants a bottle of whiskey, perhaps I can buy his service with some Jack Daniels.

          Who knows? Why not?

          • rightmom September 15, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

            Great!

          • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            I’ve often thought that a still would be a good investment. While you can buy fancy copper alembics that will enhance your kitchen decor, it would make more sense to buy one from Walmart for $70.

          • Ron Anselmo September 15, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

            Canker – hope the “much much more” includes Q-Tips – non-perishable & can be parceled out individually. After a hot shower, which will be few and far between – not nearly the convenience we have today – I will kill for a pair of Q-Tips.

          • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 12:01 am #

            “I figure, if I need a tooth pulled and dentist wants a bottle of whiskey, perhaps I can buy his service with some Jack Daniels.”

            Dolly Parton in her autobiography wrote that at her birth, her family didn’t have the cash to pay for the doctor’s help in delivering her. But they did have some large sacks of flour on hand they didn’t need so they paid the doc with flour. Dolly claims that’s why she’s been rolling in the dough ever since her career took off.

        • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          One thing that astounds me is how much the dollar has depreciated over the decades. I was reading about a Major in the US Army in 1901 during the Philippine – American War. In passing they mentioned his salary was “$3000 per year, equal to about $100,000 today.”

          The value of the US dollar is being whittled down to 0, and it’s been happening for a long time.

          • WadeWaters September 15, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

            I recently bought a 1904 Double Eagle 20 dollar gold piece. Basically an ounce of gold.

            An ounce of gold was worth 20 bucks then. Now it’s close to $2,000.

            So 99% of the value of a dollar has now been lost since the inception of the Fed in 1913.

          • Anon1970 September 15, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

            In 1901, during the gold standard era, the British pound was worth $4.80. Now it is worth about $1.24US. As bad as the US$ has performed, the pound has done much worse. The old German mark did even worse. It went from about 4.2 to the $US in 1901 to about 4 billion to the $US in Dec. 1923.

        • Paula D September 15, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

          And yet, for a while greenbacks were the only money circulating in the USA.
          They were issued debt-free, while all other money was created, like now, by debt.
          When the 1880 depression hit, banks called in their loans, and the only money left was $200,000 in greenbacks, which was the only form of money circulating throughout the depression.

          I went to look up how long. From Wikipedia:
          “The Long Depression was a worldwide price and economic recession, beginning in 1873 and running either through March 1879, or 1896, depending on the metrics used. It was most severe in Europe and the United States,”

          Hard Times

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      I had a bobber that did that once. It came off my line on a cast and made its way all around the lake overnight to end up the next day where I could retrieve it.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        I once retrieved a hubcap on an on-ramp to I-787. In the dark.

        Some people don’t go back and look for things, and some do.

        • Qwibqwib September 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

          I once retrieved a lil bunny rabbit from the side of a 5 lane highway. The little dude was stuck on the inside shoulder of the highway, which barely had enough room for a person to stand, much less park a car. I saw the guy while I was driving about 75mph.

          I had to flip two u-turns to come back around to where he was. Stopped traffic to park with flashers on and chase the little bugger until I could throw my jacket over him and grab him. Half of his hide was ripped from his body and hanging off to the side.

          When I got him home, I doused his exposed parts with Hydrogen Peroxide and pulled the skin apart where it had congealed blood. I then took the whole flap and draped it back over his body and ran 3 sutures through, which was the very top limit of what he would let me do.

          He spent 12 days in a cage where I fed him rabbit food, lettuce, carrots and a few other tidbits. The whole time, he let me carry him, bathe him, fuss over his wound etc… He would get upidy when He had had enough, and I would put him back for a few hours. After 12 days, he was quite amazingly healed and ready to go back outside.

          I released him near my home, and would periodically see him and another bunny browsing around the house up until the time we moved away! It was amazing how much fuss he tolerated!

          • rightmom September 15, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

            Lovely story!

          • Paula D September 15, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

            That is SO cool, Qwibqwib.

          • DaveO907 September 17, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

            Definitely puts a halo on your head. Quite a heartwarming tale. Ya done good!

    • hortonz September 15, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Interesting how Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau’s expiry dates have come at the exact same time, despite Justin having been in power five more years. I guess it doesn’t matter now because nobody at the DNC or the LPC has the courage to tell either leader that it’s time to go. At this week’s Liberal Party get together in London, Ontario there were widespread rumors that somebody would finally tell JT to pack it in. Instead the Liberals behaved like obedient sheep and gave the arrogant prick their seal of approval while the enfant terrible announced he would be the party’s choice in 2025. Never mind the lousy poll numbers, the growing ranks of angry, disaffected voters or the multiple, cascading crisis that are tearing the country apart, all of which were caused by JT’s inept leadership. Justin’s Super-ego won the day and now we the people have to live with it.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        enfant terrible – I love it!

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        or the multiple, cascading crisis that are tearing the country apart, – hortonz

        ===========

        crises

      • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        When Canada finally manages to dump Fidel Castro Junior there will just be another globalist minion to take his place. THEY have played this switcheroo game for centuries and we always fall for it.

        • loosethedogs September 15, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

          hmuller: Bullseye, Give yourself a Cupie doll -you know, the one with the elongated skull…

          • DaveO907 September 17, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

            For the record, ‘kewpie’ doll.

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          Enter Vivek – the great brown hope. The good, non-White Trump.

          • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            I think Vivek made a clever calculation. Trump may not be allowed to make it to the nomination.

            If not, by mirroring Trump policies,Vivek is betting he could be seen by some as the next best thing to Trump.

            If Trump is the nominee, Vivek is angling for the VP position.

            He’s a young man. He can wait.

          • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            Vivek says a lot of good things. But is he simply controlled opposition? The globalists have groomed him to be the swammy loved by every mommy.

          • Rowdypiglet September 15, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

            He’s excruciatingly careful in calculating what he says, which alone would make me distrustful. Aside from that, and his dubious (at best) connections, he sets off alarm bells for me on a visceral level.

          • abbybwood September 15, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            I only had to listen to one interview with him to realize he would just be another dangerous war time president.

            He said his number one foreign policy goal would be to split up the alliance between Russia and China. Obviously he sees BRICS + as a threat to the U.S. global hegemony “rules based order”.

            I would never vote for him.

            Right now Kennedy declaring as Independent with Tulsi Gabbard as VP and Douglas MacGregor as Secretary of State would float my boat. I hope Kennedy dumps the Democrats soon.

          • Yirgach September 16, 2023 at 10:10 am #

            There is now an AI based Presidential Candidate chatbot.
            It has all the candidates , you can ask them questions or even debate among themselves. All the responses are based on what the candidate has said or written, so they are somewhat believable. Checkout the response for “Would you take a mental acuity test?

            chat2024.com

          • hmuller September 16, 2023 at 11:21 am #

            That’s interesting. Perhaps we can dispense with the flesh and blood candidates altogether. We’ll chose the AI in a box which most suits us and be ruled by it

            Maybe on some level this has already happened.

      • draupnir September 15, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        I do hope the Democrats retire ole Joe. I would prefer he slink silently back to Delaware and spend his remaining time sitting in the sunlight, eating his applesauce, and telling his caregivers his increasingly fantastic confabulations. He’s clearly too demented and frail to pay for his crimes in any meaningful sense. The Biden family’s ill-gotten money should be confiscated. However, the thought of the whole world watching the spectacle of impeachment, the public shame and humiliation of our country having to acknowledge the ruin wrought on his watch and by his party. is almost too much to bear.

        • Paula D September 15, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

          I find it more embarrassing that the whole world watches us pretend that the doddering old fool is legit.

          Talk about the Emperor’s Clothes!

          • Mike Sherman September 17, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            All this blathering on about Biden being demented. I just don’t see it. Those who hold this view are suffering cognitive dissonance or something, as they seem to, at the same time, believe Trump is their Savior, yet just the other day, waxing lyrical, he managed to say that any Democrat would “lead us into World War Two.” The same nagging class of whingers accuses Biden of corruption (with evidence yet to be made public…Comer ‘hopes’) yet cannot see the glaring evidence of corruption and grifting coming from Trump, a 3-time loser. How many billionaires would you expect to need a bondsman to put up $20,000 for his bail?

    • cedricward September 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

      I think they kicked the can so far
      it fell of the edge of the flat earth

  3. Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 9:53 am #

    Attention in the concourse. Attention please: Big Mike – Big Mike – please pickup the nearest courtesy phone. Thank you.

    • liber8tor September 15, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      Paging Mr. Jack Mehoff…please pick up the white courtesy phone. Paging Miss Connie Lingus….please pick up the white courtesy phone concourse A.

      I apologize, sophomoric humor…I couldn’t resist.

      • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        …Paging Mike Hunt…Mike Hunt…has anybody seen Mike Hunt?~American Graffiti

        • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

          LOL! You jokers, you!

        • elysianfield September 16, 2023 at 1:07 am #

          errata;

          Hollywood Knights, not American Graffiti….

          • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 11:21 am #

            Has anyone seen Mi Kunt.

            I used to carpool with a guy named Richard Kurtz. He did not like being called Dick Kurtz. Get it?

          • hmuller September 16, 2023 at 11:24 am #

            In German “dick kurtz” means fat and short. Not the best ‘power name’.

          • elysianfield September 16, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            Hmuller,
            …And Schwarzenegger is redundant?

        • Paddys Lament September 18, 2023 at 3:03 am #

          That scene is from Porky’s (1981).
          youtube.com/watch?v=VjnpqFXuNzc

  4. canuk September 15, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Extremely well written, thank you Mr. Kuntsler

  5. boarwild September 15, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    What about running/installing “Big Mike”?

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    • Islander September 15, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      Hmmm

      Somehow I don’t see Big Mike working. Can’t say exactly why, though.

      There are a lot of rumors circulating in much more widely than in 2008.

      Half of the country understands that Obama is gay, plus a fake.

      Many others have started to be curious about the Obamas’ pillow talk.

      There might be calls for DNA testing etc. if they try to appoint “her” in.

      I think if they’re cautious they’ll leave the Obamas in the background.

      The biggest headache I see with Harris is that if they let her assume the presidency, she will take it into her head that she actually is the president.

      I can imagine Putin, Xi, Erdogan, MBS, and a few others hastening to arrange summits with her (tee hee), while Rishi, Stoltenberg, Schmit, Macron et al. suddenly have full dance cards!

      What a shit show!!

      • RD3 September 15, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        Kamala’s greatest strength is that she can’t be criticized.

      • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        Caligula was offed by his own praetorian guard.
        Just saying.

        • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          Believing he was a god, he made too many of the wrong enemies.

          • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            As unsuitable to be emperor as Kamal is to be prez?
            She may get in but won’t last too long is what I was suggesting. Only to be replaced by someone the DS (praetorian guard) prefers.

          • Billy Hill September 16, 2023 at 8:34 am #

            If she gets whacked by the DS the MSM will bleat “the First Woman-of-Color to be assassinated!”

          • Ron Anselmo September 16, 2023 at 11:28 am #

            @tlauria – the Praetorian Guard was subordinate to the king – today the king is subordinate to the Praetorian Guard (Deep State).

  6. steppingup September 15, 2023 at 10:06 am #

    Nothing will change until we have a real armed insurrection. And unless that happens, we will be eating bugs and own nothing sooner rather then later. And after years of dumbing us down and making us obese, forget about the insurrection. As far as republicans and democrats are concerned, they are just two sides of the same coin, and that coin is owned by the owner of all central banks and especially our federal reserve, and that family name starts with an R and it sure aint the Rockefellers. Nothing happens in this world without the money, antifa, blm, haarp, you name it, everything happening now can be laid directly at the feet of whoever is printing trillions of currency out of thin air. DUH !!!!!!

    • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      But what about the Warbergs?

      • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        And the Schiffs.

        • RD3 September 15, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

          An now, the spawn of Satan, little Soros, is out there wrecking Western Civ.

    • ZorroSchmorro September 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      @steppingup Six Million Percent Correct! Always follow the money.

  7. Lawfish September 15, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Time to rename the White House Traitor Joe’s.

    • tom clark September 15, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      Great choices we Amerikans have: Conman vs. Conman in 2024.

      • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        More like Gonad vs. Gonad, lo’ t.

        lo’ t & Pete! – For the Win!

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        Keep voting for those elected representatives!

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      You mean Traitor blows.

    • DyersEve September 15, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      haha awesome!

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      It’s a house of color.

    • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      Nice!

  8. 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 10:19 am #

    Too much responsibility is given to Obama.
    A veritable nobody foisted to the top of the political heap by the donor (plutocrat) class. He is/was mostly a vessel, a delivery mechanism.

    The plutocracy still maintains the vessel, and still uses him to ensure the policies that their think-tanks and lobbyists have prepared are adhered to, thus accounting for the various lucrative sinecures and contracts that M&M have landed outside the White House.
    But he does not set the course.

    Not by a longshot.

    Does anyone truly believe that some of the most wealthy (excluding petrol producing sheikhdoms) and most powerful people on Earth have given the reins to Barrack Obama?

    Of course not.
    Does it mean that they are finished using him?
    Of course not.

    He still exists as a totem, a symbol of skin-deep change.

    His controllers indubitably concocted a scenario where the great 1/2 black savior rides in and rescues their campaign, corrals their faltering electorate of black Americans, and clears the smoke of corruption engulfing the “party”.

    There was a preemptive strike in Carlson’s interview with Sinclair.
    He is more tuned-in to the chess moves above. This is also without doubt.

    • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      Right. I read a similar precis on Daily Wire earlier. Apparently some people can see that we’re trapped in a puppet show.

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      M&M?

      • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        should be O&M, although they are both nuts who exist behind a sweet exterior shell

    • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      He still exists as a totem, a symbol of skin-deep change.

      Nice observation, AV!

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      One of the reasons they kicked Hillary to the curb and replaced her with that guy, I have come to understand, was that under Bill Clinton’s administration, race relations in America were pretty good.

      People didn’t want that.

      Another thing the Clinton’s didn’t do was advance the agenda of Big Gay.

      In fact, Bill brilliantly called their bluff.

      Remember when the argument was that gays “just wanted to serve their country”, and the feeble counter-argument was that gays in the military would be subject to blackmail?

      In discussing the opposition to gays serving (other than the obvious), I happened to talk to a career military guy who said the real reason was that the military did not want gays in the ranks was because they didn’t want to get into domestic partnerships and benefits and all that. Aha!

      Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) gave the gays what they said they wanted. It also gave the leaders an out, they weren’t going to have to put up with paying for some guy’s fat husband sitting home on his ass.

      No, Mrs. Bill had to go, she had a husband who could actually outsmart some of these people.

      • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Correct. Bill, at first, was a bit of an outlier. An outlier who Hillary hitched her cart to when her previous mate selection lacked the ambition to carry her along to the top.

        It is unclear if Hillary’s plan was to enact the radical changes that her partner-in-crime, ostensibly husband, had not, cementing her as an arch-progressive (remember, Obama co-opted her socialized medicine thunder).

      • Islander September 15, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

        Very interesting line of argument, Beryl.

        It certainly seems possible that the Pritzker gang (BO’s mentors) had a gay/tranny agenda that BO well matched.

        I can see it now. A political soiree of some kind in Chicago where Penny P spots Obama swishing about —and the rest is history.

        The tranny Jennifer Pritzker is her cousin.

        The whole family is pretty ugly.

        Re Bill, I wonder what he really thinks of the political game now. Here he was, almost brought down by a classic, innocent BJ between consenting adults.

        Now look at the crazy shit that the pedos pere er fils are getting away with, plus the gay mulatto.

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      The 1st-black-President jive also helped to forget and clear the stench of burning 911 steel.

      A stench one could still smell in Midtown a month later.

      • Ron Anselmo September 15, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        Yes, thermite, melting steel, will do that.

        • Night Owl September 15, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

          Don’t forget the molten lava in the basement.

          Office-fire induced, ofc. 😀

          • Ron Anselmo September 15, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

            Exactly Owl – thermite cord, properly placed on core structural steel columns and ignited, can cut through steel like a hot knife through butter. Yes, the molten pools of steel in the basements, like melted butter.

            The columns, once severed, make for an easy freefall drop of the buildings into their own footprints. Thermite cord charges were placed the weeks prior to 9/11, when the core elevator shafts were alternatively closed to the public – down for “maintenance”.

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      He got in because he’s half Black – and the White psyche has been savaged by the media’s weaponized race hustle that exploits the White guilt complex.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

        Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton the first black president, so that would make Obama the second. Just sayin’.

        • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 11:26 pm #

          I once made the mistake of reading one of Toni Morrison’s books.

  9. ATZ942 September 15, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Goodness gracious, Jimmy boy, you’re beating the horse to death. Hunter Biden is an addict who rode his father’s coattails whenever he could, just as tRump’s despicable kids have tried to earn their sadistic father’s love when the narcissist only loves himself and hates Americans unless they have money that he can find a way to take from them. Bidenomics has benefitted every damn one of us. The man hasn’t received sufficient credit. Yes, the war in Ukraine is dumb, that’s for sure, but I’ll take Biden any day of the year instead of tRump. Why don’t you try to educate yourself the way you once did when you wrote books that I still admire?

    • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 10:28 am #

      See what I mean? There are still people that choose the empty suit known as Joe Biden in spite of the damage he has done to our once thriving nation. Just paid nearly $5.00 a gallon yesterday for ethanol free gasoline. As long as there are people like ATZ942, we are never going to see any changes. It will only get worse, Argentina and Venezuela style. Things just are not bad enough yet for people to change their thinking.

      • Islander September 15, 2023 at 10:57 am #

        “There are still people that choose the empty suit known as Joe Biden ”

        I think this “person” is a troll, not someone who chooses anything.

        • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:13 am #

          The mixed (or mal-) metaphors, malapropisms, and non-sequiturs are worth the trolling.

          “… you’re beating the horse to death.”

          This is much less severe (and less pointless) than beating a horse that had already expired.

          “…any day of the year…” Again, he is unaware that electing something any day of the week occurs with more frequency than any day of the year, thus having greater impact. It’s just a shame that he capped Biden annually. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he said, “…any day in the century…”

          • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            An AI troll?

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Hmm, doubtful, as the “I” in AI is for intelligence.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            100 doesn’t believe Christians exist. Now that’s spite.

            Jared Diamond doesn’t believe Whites exist. Same spite.

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

            Oh, what’s that… hey you li’l feller… scrappy li’l thing nipping at my laces… OK, OK buddy, I’ll play… who’s a silly boy? Who’s a silly little boy? Jarek is… oh, more tummy rubs, no? Oh! you wanna play? OK, OK… go fetch!

            They exist. You can call the disease(d) whatever you may prefer: christianity, meme/mental virus infection, Long-COVID, but it is all a foreign devised disease that infected the west and brought it under control. Have you ever read Julian? Even a little?
            He too knew they existed.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            Julian the Emperor? Or Julian Jaynes?

            You said Christians didn’t exist. Are you recanting this foolish statement now?

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

            Your christians do not exist.
            Do orcs exist?

            Surely you can describe their appearance, mannerisms, their origin?

            Where do they exist?

            On paper and film and in your mind?
            The imagination?

          • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

            Hey 100th avatar, I am a Christian, and I exist. What’ yer point?

        • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          Yes Islander, he is a troll sent to perform drive by shootings in fora such as this. I wonder how many sites they pay the fool to visit and vomit his nonsense.

          • RD3 September 15, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

            Regardless of topic, every forum I read has one or two of these guys. They are paid to monitor and mock normal people and gaslight them, as well as relay the official regime position and court history.

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

            He’s just an old drunk suffering from TDS who, every week, attempts to reassemble the same shallow thoughts stuck to the walls of his otherwise empty skull.

            “Jimmy I used to respect you, tRump (signature scattalogical reference), rich people, take all da money, Biden give me SSI and medicaid he good”

          • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            RD3, there is no doubt the deep state is in the propaganda and disinformation business.

            I’m wondering if they pay well. I have lots of time and far better writing and advocacy skills than that rube ATZ who simply repeats his boss’s ludicrous lies and talking points. This target audience laughs him off with derision.

            What an intellectual midget. LOL.

      • steppingup September 15, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        I paid $6.38 for clear gas last week, when oil was still 80 a barrel. I wonder how much it is this week….

      • FGB3 September 15, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

        The people of the United States of America (not including the invaders called “immigrants”) have never been particularly politically astute. This may be, in part, due to the over-the-top patriotism that gets carried away with its own feelings. It’s a form of sentimentalism.

        It’s the whole “shining city on a hill” (mountain?) vision of what America is. A self-glorification. Exceptionalism. Which ties into a religious fundamentalism. Remember those pilgrims?

        The Great Depression was a wake-up call but no one answered that correctly. No one saw what had really caused that catastrophe Even today there is no understanding. So when the next one hits no one will understand its causes either I bet.

        There is more understanding than in 1931 but it is still a minority. There was still a functioning economy in the 1930s, a self-reliant citizenry, and a cultural cohesion of shared values. Plus of course FDR. This coming catastrophe will have none of that to soften the blow.

        This will be America’s Second Wake-up Call.

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          Yes it all led to a weird, ugly melding of religious fanaticism and materialism. We thought we would be better than old Europe – but we became worse.

          But strong for a long time because of our youth and the opportunities of the new land. We boasted of that to them – but that’s all gone now too.

        • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

          You think fdr softened the blow? His machinations prolonged the depression into the 40’s…

      • Mike Sherman September 17, 2023 at 10:09 pm #

        Cankerpuss – wha a grizzly, whining little bitch. The only thing you can point at is gas prices, as being Biden’s economic failure? That’s about it, for sure, but do Biden’s actions explain why the price of gasoline around the whole of Western Civ has all but doubled since Putin invaded Ukraine? Your catastrophization of basically EVERYTHING has become very boring.

    • DyersEve September 15, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Hey ATZ942, I think you’re mistaken this site for CNN. This is a site for intelligent, honest discourse about politics. You clearly are a delusional moron. GTFOutta here with this nonsense. By any objective measure, JB is the worst piece of sh*t prez we’ve ever seen and it’s not even close. That he is a senile puppet is not an excuse…he knew the bargain he was making from day one and he could care less about you me or anyone. He cares for his fucking dick and his bank account. Grow up fool.

      • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        The CNN site doesn’t accept comments, which is why ATZ is commenting here.

        • Woodchuck September 15, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

          Yeah, it’s like the situation with the crap Bill Gates posts on you tube. He wouldn’t dare to have an open comments section under his videos. If he did all he would find in his comments would be a chorus of people cussing him out.

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        I think you’re mistaken this site for CNN. – DyersEve

        ==========

        mistaking

        • Ron Anselmo September 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm #

          Or “you’ve” vs. “you’re” – consider all the possibilities Q.

          • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 12:56 am #

            Yes, you’re right. I hadn’t even thought of that.

      • Mike Sherman September 17, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

        Wow! Lookee! DyersEve is equally as one-eyed as the rest of the Conspiracy Mob. Surprise, surprise…claiming ‘objective measures’ and then not even stating one is not the sign of an ‘intelligent, honest discourse about politics.’ Especially when the statement is followed up with “GTFOutta here…” which is basically saying, “I don’t want to hear/read anything that crosses against my narrative.”

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      SeaDrunk proclaiming from the double-wide

      • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 10:50 am #

        With the full DeLuxe Wood Paneling option. Always in good taste!

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

        Still longing for your little buddy, I see.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Bidenomics has benefitted us? I’d like to know how, exactly. From where I sit, it has not. He has made life harder for average people and made us a less secure country and the laughingstock of the world.

      • Amman September 15, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

        Entire cities are going down the drain. That’s how it’s “benefitting” you.

        Especially so if you are someone who does not care for other people except their own. And double so if they have no ideas or brains.
        .

        I’m not talking about you, Tuco. Am I?

        • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          Gee, I hope not, Amman. I’d have to go to my corner and cry if you were.

      • FGB3 September 15, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        There is no “Bidenomis”. Where the hell did that oxymoron come from?

        • Amman September 15, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          Maybe it’s Pedonomics.

        • WilliamShatnersPants September 17, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

          “Bidenomics” It was first used by the Press – WSJ to be precise. Biden simply embraced it. Likewise “Let’s Go Brandon” morphed into “Dark Brandon”. Nice work on his team’s part, you’d have to say, surely.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      That’s going to always be about two-thirds of the nation. It’s just easier to go along to get along (I had a supervisor tell me that once), so that’s what the hoi polloi do. That’s what they have always done and will continue to do.

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        They went off to fight and die in war after war in the same spirit of doing what they were told to do. Even the time when they fought the Man who had taken on International Finance and nascent Globalism.

    • JackStraw September 15, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      You may be the dumbest person to ever post on CFN. Congratulations!

    • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      How does Bidenflation (oops, I meant Bidenomics) positively benefit each and every one of us here? Last I checked, prices are up over 100% across the board on most every day necessities. It all comes down to the price of energy. Pay more for gas, then it costs more to move your shit around, so you pay more for the goods since it is baked into the price.

      Read my lips: Bidenomics is bad for each and every one of us, it is bad for America, and it is bad for the world.

    • Mac September 15, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      ATZ- What is “Bidenomics” except money-printing? The Fed gave Obama free, zero percent money for eight years, and the economy barely grew.

      • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        According to that Nobel prize winning economist and cat lover Krugman if printing money does not solve all your problems, you’re just not printing enough.

        The world consistently acclaims it’s stupidest inhabitants as its wisest. I don’t know whether to laugh or be saddened.

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

          Krugman speaking of White Conservatives: They are not the future.

          I think he knows what they’re doing. It’s working just as planned.

  10. Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    Another great write up by Mr. Kunstler. As always.

    I’m still waiting for something to happen. The Nation, the money printing, Joe Biden, the Democrats, the inept Congress, all of them just keep plodding along.

    On a separate note. I live in Utah, a relatively conservative State. Chris Stewart, one of our “Representatives” decided to not run for re-election. Stated he wanted to spend more time with his family.

    Then yesterday a one Willard Mittens Romney announced that he is not going to seek re-election (thank God). Stated it is time for the old men to get out of the way and let the younger people do it.

    Part of me makes me wonder if both of these men learned the harsh lesson that Congress is useless. That they can do nothing to change anything. That Washington is a stinking shit hole of corruption, debauchery and filth. Both of them said to hell with this.

    Romney is a scumbag, don’t get me wrong, but even he has his limits.

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    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      Can you elaborate on the main features?

      Like the key characteristics that denote him a scumbag.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        The key characteristics are “Mitt” and “Romney”.

      • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        The biggest reason is Mitt couldn’t get elected in Massachusetts so he moves to Holladay, Utah, lives in his vacation home for 6 months and declares himself a resident. He then relies upon his fame from the saving the 2002 Olympics fiasco and his religious ties to get elected to the Senate. He won by a landslide.

        Mitt has no love for the State of Utah. He’s not a Utahn. Never was. He’s a northeasterner. He used his religious position and his Olympic fame to dupe the average voting slob in Utah to vote for him.

        Then once there he does everything in his power to fight against Donald Trump, a man that Utah voted for by nearly 70%. Isn’t he supposed to represent the people of Utah? How is he representing the people of Utah by voting to impeach the President the vast majority of Utahns support?

        These two actions alone describe Mitt as a scumbag, a political opportunist, a power hungry wealthy wretch of a man.

        Look into his business dealings at Bane Capitol and see what he did to struggling businesses.

        Is that enough? I have not the energy nor the time to provide more “characteristics.”

        • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          his business dealings at Bane Capitol – Canker

          ===========

          Its Bane Capital

          Goggle “Capital vs Capitol” for an explanation

          • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            Correction: Google not Goggle.

            I knew something didn’t look right.

          • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 7:16 am #

            It’s ‘Bain’ Capital.
            It’s Google, not ‘Goggle.’

            Are we finished here? Yet?

          • Ron Anselmo September 16, 2023 at 11:33 am #

            One can only hope.

        • Islander September 17, 2023 at 8:37 am #

          Bane actually makes more sense.

        • Rooftop Observer September 17, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

          Geez! You’re both wrong (but what’s new?).
          Cankerpuss has clearly NOT looked into ‘Bain Capital” or he might have noticed the correct spelling…Q.Shtik just doesn’t care – yet another lazy correction, Q.

      • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

        R.I.N.O.

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      How are things in UTAH?

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        When their Prophet was told that Blacks were now fully human, Mitt pulled over to the side of the road and wept. He said this. That’s how hard this doctrine had been on his politically correct soul.

        As as possible, he went out and adopted one. Later he marched Black Lives Matter. This is a man who has the courage of his convictions.

        When will the Saints accept Gays? Soon I expect.

        • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

          The anti-black doctrine originated largely from Brigham Young. Brigham Young disliked black people and believe Utah should be admitted to the Union as a slave state. Brigham Young actually owned a couple of slaves. Hence the church’s position for 100 years that blacks were not able to partake in church benefits. It’s hard to reverse a “doctrine” that comes from a “prophet.” Joseph Smith, the founder of the religion, was in favor of blacks fully participating in all religious rites available at the time.

          I expect that at some point the soft and woke leadership of the LDS faith will ultimately cave to the Gay mafia. They haven’t yet but their position has softened over the years. Growing up in Utah it was a sin to be homosexual….period. No excuses. Today? Homosexuality is only a sin in you act on it. Tomorrow? Gay marriages in their temples? Female Bishops?

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            Thanks. Didn’t know that.

            Romney’s wife was asked what her favorite show was. She replied “Modern Family”. A gay couple were major characters of the show.

            Their Elite want to be part of the Big Elite. If that means changing, why they won’t even know they’re doing it. The instinct to “rise” is strong, is it not?

      • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        Damned expensive.

    • Not_GeorgeT September 15, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      “Mitt’, ‘Mitttens’. ‘Willard’, ‘Dudley-Do-Right’, whatever you choose to call him, we in the Northeast were happy to see him go. Your loss was our gain.

      I wouldn’t count him out, he’s an opportunist.

      His daughter is grifting what is loosely termed ‘the repubican party’.

      They’ve never gotten over how his father couldn’t capture the white house. Grudge runs deep.

      • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        He has sons too. They are just as motivated as their daddy. How do I know this? I have had business dealings with them. They walk and talk like they are Gods on this Earth and look down at us like peons here to lick their toes. What have they done? Nothing. Just lucky enough to get conceived and born into a wealthy situation.

        • Ron Anselmo September 16, 2023 at 12:14 am #

          Canker – luckier than just being conceived – the average number of sperm per ejaculation is between 80 and 300 million – they were the really lucky ones. Talk about a long shot.

        • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 7:18 am #

          As was their father.

    • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      Romney may have hit the silk not just because of horrible poll numbers, but because one of his sons was mixed up with Hunter Biden in the Burisma money-laundering scheme.

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

        hit the silk – Uncle Bob

        =========

        Google informs me that this phrase means parachuting out of a plane whose engines are on fire. Now Bob’s comment makes perfect sense.

      • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

        Ayup. Paul Pelosi, Jr as well. To the extent either were part of the Biden Bunch or independent of its clutches.

    • loosethedogs September 15, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      Canker: Or perhaps they see what is coming and want to get out of the way of the incoming. I can’t see Romney getting out for any other reason.

      • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

        These people are corrupt and morally vacuous individuals but they aren’t stupid. They know what they are doing and why they are doing it. You may be right.

  11. SpeedyBB September 15, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve been reading Roman history – mostly pop versions like “WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU” (one of the inspirations for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator”). The parallels with Rome around 250 ~ 300 AD are creepy.

    Surly, uneasy masses, appeased with bread and circuses (NASCAR, junk food, CNN, internet drivel), coin of the realm debased (easy to make the match-up), frontiers assaulted and giving way as barbarians barge into the Empire (ditto), insane, corrupt, silly Emperors fronting for Praetorians (DS) – 20% killed off when they became too annoying.

    A fearful, elderly, massively corrupt Senate, conflicts often paralyzing it.

    Expensive, futile, endless foreign wars wearing down the public, and yielding less and less loot for them.

    I presume there are many contrasts but the similarities are spectacular. Particularly when appraised from 11 time zones away.

    • JackStraw September 15, 2023 at 11:00 am #

      And don’t forget the depravity, where we’ve vastly surpassed Rome.

      • OG September 15, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        That’s right, Jack. Seemy Valley & Hollyweird have put Sodom & Gomarrah into every pocket on earth.

      • Woodchuck September 15, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Another similarity between us and Rome is Nero burning down his own city and blaming it on Christians. Today they’re burning stuff down again and blaming it on climate change instead.

      • Cankerpuss September 15, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        American Thinker had a fantastic write up about new movies coming out of Hollywood. One of them has Ethan Hawke directing his moving where his own daughter, Maya Hawke is participating in nude pornographic sex scenes.

        Another movie has Emma Stone acting as a young mother who dies giving birth. They transplant the brain of the baby into the mother and the mother then goes about having raunchy sex because she has the brain of a child.

        It’s truly disgusting and sickening what Hollywood is, what they produce and what they have done. I can’t watch anything they put out anymore and I refuse to do so. Complete debauchery. Worse than Rome.

        The only difference between us and Sodom & Gomorrah is there are still many righteous, good and decent people among us. In Sodom & Gomorrah Lot couldn’t even find 10. We aren’t to that point yet but as each anti-religious generation reproduces the new generations seem to get closer and closer.

    • Anna September 15, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      Well said.
      I have you read Martin Armstrong’s book “Mark Antony and Cleopatra”?
      Fascinating account that Martin documents through coinage of the times.
      Turns out Cleo was Greek, not a Black African that woke history insists.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        That’s correct. She was descended through the Ptolemaic line, Ptolemy being one of Alexander the Great’s generals. They conveniently leave that out in history lessons.

        • Rooftop Observer September 17, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

          “They conveniently leave that out in history lessons.

          Crap. I’ve never seen a history that ‘conveniently’ left out any such fact.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        She was proud of her blond hair.

      • Amman September 15, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        Maybe Cleo was like the female Obama of Egypt?

        • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

          My guess is that she was trained well to be using her female wiles for political gain. She probably blew away Caesar and Antony in the sack. She just picked the wrong horse in the post Caesar world.

  12. DyersEve September 15, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    JK is STILL under the impression that we have a functioning republic. We don’t. Maybe if we had a functional Press, we could force The Establishment back to reality (accountability)…but we don’t. We somehow woke about 10 years ago with a fully dysfunctional system that is dishonest and malevolent as hell. None of this will happen, JK, sorry. America has to completely crash before it rises again, if it does. Sad but true.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      No, I think it’s more of a quasi-Marxist oligarchy.

      • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:50 am #

        This jibes with M. Armstrong – “Crash and Burn” is how he puts it.

        And he wonders if there will be anything else left to put together.

        If this is the case, Stoic philosophy says one should not stress the political things.

        And to just focus to find a place where there are 9 ways to make a living.

        • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

          This jibes with M. Armstrong – Amman

          ===========

          Thank you Amman for not saying jives.

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        Marxism was the offensive arm of the Capitalists, used to break down nations that clung to tradition. Now it’s coming for the middle classes of the Western “democracies”.

        We live in a Plutocracy. Even “Marxists” like AOC want to become rich and are allowed to do so if they tow the line.

        • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

          if they tow the line. – Jarek

          =========

          toe

          • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

            Q. Shtik:

            I appreciate your corrections. These errors are a constant irritation.

          • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            Got it. A valid correction for a change.

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      This jibes with M. Armstrong. “Crash and Burn” as how he puts it.

      And he wonder if there will be anything else left to out together.

      If this is the case, Stoic philosophy says one should not stress the political things.

      And just focus to find a place where there are 9 ways to make a living.

    • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 3:03 am #

      If we had a functioning republic we’d know just who is actually running America. It can’t possibly be Mr. Biden, he has senile dementia and doesn’t know where he is half the time. So who is it? We don’t know!

    • Rooftop Observer September 17, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

      There’s nothing new under the sun. The imminent demise of the USA & Western Civilisation has been around for a very long time. It might happen, but most likely, it won’t.

      oah.org/lectures/lecture/environmental-catastrophism-in-american-history/

      The idea of the end of the world has been central to American history since the Puritans. After the atomic bombs of 1945 it became possible to imagine that the world would be destroyed not by an angry God but by human folly. Fears over nuclear weapons and then over environmental issues like pollution, over-population, and resource exhaustion led to a succession of alarms in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, culminating in recent expressions of dread that global warming will be apocalyptic. This lecture reviews the history of environmental alarms to show their continuity with the jeremiad tradition and older forms of American catastrophism.

  13. dplainview September 15, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    C’mon Man!” This is vicious setback. The kid’s just 53 years old with 5 kids, a Georgetown BA, and Yale Law pedigree, and has begun to turn his life around. No joke!”

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

      “Somehow, a loaded garbage barge of tax evasion charges that was last seen a few weeks ago steaming into Indictment Central happened to sail off into the Bermuda Triangle and vanish from the docket. ”

      Hence, the disappearance of the more serious charges.

      Now a former addict just checked the wrong boxes on a form.

  14. cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 10:42 am #

    Good description Jim: “an odor of rot and sulfur trails his every bumbling misstep”

    This also made me think of Q’s Peter problems.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      Let him have shrimp!

      • Disaffected September 15, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        FREE PETE!

        • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:38 am #

          Q., echoing former NY gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan:

          “That shrimp tower is too damn high!”

  15. Opie September 15, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    It’s easy to believe there are more people who are beginning to see the light when you read blogs such as this one, but I watched the mainstream news to see their take on the Hunter’s indictment and his pop’s looming impeachment and sadly shook my head in disbelief. The lead story took about six minutes about a cruise ship run aground somewhere which had no damage and was doing nothing other than inconveniencing some hapless passengers, another story about a hurricane that they’ve known for a week was going to be a minor cat 1 heading to Canada, and maybe a minute on the impeachment, which they said was extreme right wing republican’s forcing the speaker to give up the goods. This is how the majority of your fellow citizens get their news. All we can hope and pray for is a non-nuclear collapse .

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    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Did they run the story about alien mummies?

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        Our bodies are full of micro-organisms. How do we know that they aren’t really in charge of us, with us their mere semi-conscious vehicles? Their planes and trucks?

        Remember the Vonnegut story about Tralfamadore? Their alien astronaut had been stranded for millenia. All of human history was just an effort to get him the spare part he needed so he could get home.

      • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        They save the Alien & UFO stories for when there is REALLY BAD NEWS concerning the Bidens, immigrant depredations in NYC, high inflation etc.

        UFO & Alien news coverage is an effective tool for deflection and not to be wielded lightly.

  16. JackStraw September 15, 2023 at 10:58 am #

    Congress will play the charade of investigating the Biden crime family while the WH and the 3 letter agencies make all the evidence mysteriously disappear. The media will not even cover it.

    • OG September 15, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      More and more and more will be revealed. The sheeple will slowly awake. Do not worry about what MSM is spewing today – this is a planned process and we near the tipping point.

      • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 11:38 am #

        The masses may awaken, but most likely they’ll act as they’re led to act. Instead of seeking actual truth, they’ll believe the nation’s problems begin and end with Republicans in positions of authority. They’ll also conclude the Dems need better “leaders” than Biden-Harris ’24 and “select” the candidates picked by the Democrat/media/big government machine.

        BTW, a story broke this morning that Kristi Noem has been playing hide the salami with Corey Lewandowski. If they were Dems, nobody would care; but since they’re Republicans, the pearl-clutching Left is pointing its bony finger at them and calling them cheating hypocrites and poxes upon the “closed-minded Christian bigots” they believe all Republicans to be. Just more evidence, you see, that Republicans are no better than you and me, so their investigation into Biden is without merit.

      • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        “we (are) near the tipping point”.
        Do you mean trust the plan?
        OG, are you really Q?

  17. Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 10:58 am #

    There is a line in a lesser-known Lovin’ Spoonful song-

    “the great relief of having you to talk to”.

    I got a late start today, I’ve been trying to stay off the internet more, but I need to balance that with knowing what is going on.

    It’s with profound relief that I come here and see that there is someone out there who is staying on top of all this.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:39 am #

      I know that song.

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      Don’t worry bout a thing.
      Every little thing is going to be alright.

      We’ve got you, Beryl.

    • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      “Darling Be Home Soon”

  18. 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    Something is in the works for sure, and the machinations are transpiring above the political class.

    -Alex Soros, scion of the foreign interloping Soros crime family, met with Kamala and her handler, Emhoff, multiple times in recent weeks.

    -Newsome stated that he is not in the running and that Kamala is next in line.

    -Pelosi, somehow intertwined with Newsome through in-law relations, indicated that Kamala does not really “do much” and scoffed at her viability as a replacement to “Joe Biden”.

    • OG September 15, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      “The show must go on!”

      The Greatest Show on Earth

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      Nobody ever asks Kamala questions about the border situation. It’s the one thing she is supposedly in charge of, yet we don’t see her in interviews about it.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Nobody wants to hear her laugh.

        • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

          Her ‘laughter’ is a terrible reminder of how low our national conversation has sunk.

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      Emhof? What an interesting name. Can you tell us more about this “handler”. This speaker to animals. German?

      Thank God we defeated those Huns, right?

  19. Islander September 15, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    Is anyone beginning to see the light regarding migrants?

    If you want to be shocked, check out the videos at Martin Armstrong’s site, showing the literal invasion of the small island of Lampedusa, off Sicily.

    Check out the white guy with some kind of ID around his neck—clearly visible on one of the vessels and on the debarkation quai.

    Would you want the horde pictured here arriving in your hometown?

    httpX://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/sicily-overrun-with-illegal-migrants/

    Meanwhile obviously the 2011 invasion of LIbya and takedown of Qaddafi has resulted in the country’s inability to deal with a natural disaster.

    Dams were not maintained. Hence, this:
    httpX://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2023/09/15/flood-derna-libya-aftermath-jomana-karadesh-cnntm-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

    38,000 missing.

    Even the NYT admits as much, while conveniently failing to mention who engineered the destruction of that country.

    Still, it is a good oppy to drone on about climate change.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Look who funds the boats ferrying them.
      Just guess.

      • Amman September 15, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

        No, tell us.

    • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      They should plant floating mines around the harbor. That ought to take care of any unwanted vessels.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        I think that’s against some law of the seas or something like that.

        • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          But if they were democrats, then they’d find a way to make it legal.

          • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

            Say the migrants are tied to Putin and you can shoot them like rabid dogs. Of course, that’s not the Globalist agenda.

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

      Yeah, we’ve been screaming about this for generations. Glad you’re finally waking up. Too late to do much about it now of course.

      Not that you’re for us. You’re simply against Them.

    • Amman September 15, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      What is the light? Do tell.

      • Amman September 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        The Italian government is permitting 452,000 non-EU workers to enter Italy this year compared to 83,000 permitted to enter in 2022.

        Half a Million.

        Maybe all of them black and African .

        Or all of them Northern or Syrian Arabs.

        Or Maybe some combination of these 2.

        This is a true light. Isn’t it?

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

          The Ancient Greeks (very proud) admitted that they had gotten much from Egypt and the alphabet from the Levant.

          But of course Ancient Egypt wasn’t Black….

          These new people bring ignorance, poverty, and violence. The end of Western Culture. Is that a good thing? I assume you think so.

          Islam will take its place. So Europe will become like North Africa. Is that good? I assume Muslims think so.

  20. OG September 15, 2023 at 11:15 am #

    … the $20 to $50-million inflows of revenue (for no discernible services rendered) from Ukraine, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Gawd-knows how many other entities arguably hostile to the USA’s interests through Hunter Biden’s multitudinous shell companies. It’s called money-laundering.

    It is also called treason.

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    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      God’s going to make it all worthless. All of that ill-gotten gain and beachfront property will be made worthless. And what will they do in the end thereof?

      • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 3:00 am #

        I don’t think we’ll need God to make it all worthless. We are accomplishing that goal very well all by ourselves without God’s help.

    • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

      OG

      These are globalists through and through, the concept of American exceptionalism died with Obama and is in the process of being buried with Biden. The Mob is coming into full global control.

      In Canada too.

      The counter movement is BRICS++, so where does that leave the conservative patriotic folks in the USA, rooting for Russia, China et al?

  21. Islander September 15, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    Libya, more:

    httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNhQXI7dDX4

  22. cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    The way I see it, the bigger cities in our states, regions, and country are akin to a cancer eating their way through an otherwise healthy and productive body.

    Take Chicago for example. There is no way the grift and corruption there is ever going to change, yet their electoral results of liberal persuasion end up a net negative for the overall healthy state at large in the outlying suburban and rural regions.

    Unless these large liberal metropolitan regions that are disguised as “sanctuary cities” can be extracted from the state as a whole or destroyed, then there will never be any hope for the rest of us.

    Think of how it feels to live in a largely rural and conservative state, but if you have a major metro area they will control the voting results and destroy the rest of the state with their liberal policies. That simply is not fair, and it is not right. I honestly do not think the Founding Fathers would have wanted it this way.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      We have the same problem in Wisconsin with the student vote.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        The idea of students voting where they go to school surfaced at the same time the concept of “hispanics” being a new race or something whose civil rights were being violated did.

        They tell us to tackle politics at the local levels, but at the local levels you have a lot of temporary residents whose interests don’t necessarily coincide with the people who have a larger stake in the community.

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          They see themselves as distinct from Whites and advocate for their own interests – which do not jibe with ours at all. The largest and nearest source of Hispanics, Mexico, has deep and historical grievances against us. And of course all the groups deeply resent for trying to keep them out.

          What planet are you from?

          • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

            Once again, Jarek, I have no idea what you are talking about?

            What did I state that you found questionable, or objectionable?

            I just mentioned a couple of facts.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

            So you don’t think that they are a self conscious group, one exploding in numbers and power?

            Am I wrong again? Ok, tell me what you do think about “hispanics”. Lower case h gets a red line. Are you trying to make out that they are just more of us? Nothing to panic about?

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

            Jarek is a very low man, and being so he must make certain those he believes to be below him stay there.
            Jarek knows he cannot compte with his enemies stationed above him, and to them he capitulates, but pride forces him to maintain a strata between him and the rock bottom.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

            100: What do you think about the “hispanics” are Beryl calls them – as if they’re something intrinsic to American History?

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            They are the first settlers.
            The first Americans (don’t get confused with USA)
            St. Augustine the oldest city of America.
            The outposts and missions from Sant Antonio to Santa Barbara.
            They “discovered” the place.
            You prefer your history to center around a bunch of slave owning Anglos devising a way to avoid taxes and get the common folk to go along with it. We know.

          • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:26 am #

            Wow, anything to put us down. The Spanish were infamous for their brutality towards Indians. There was no other way. But the idiots forgot to bring their own women so they all had harems – thus dooming the Southern to always be behind the Northern in every way.

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 9:48 am #

            uhhuh

    • Woodchuck September 15, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

      Cities with cancer have an appointment with death, just as terminal cancer patients do. Once the food distribution system breaks down, feral people in the cities will be moving about with weapons looking for food. It will be our civil war version 2.0. Many European military people regarded our first civil war as an amateurishly managed war that was more akin to a bunch of poorly led mobs fighting each other instead of the highly technical and disciplined approach to warfare used – say by the Prussians. The cities turn into chaotic hellholes and the rural people get organized and armed? The only sources of food left will be in the rural areas.

      • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

        Woodchuck:

        I had a phone conference with a well connected and well respected economist (who is is consultant to major banks) earlier this week and heard many things that astounded me, some of which are in line with your projections. Some of them included the following:

        1-bankers are in panic mode for three reasons: a) they fear that cryptocurrencies have the ability to make them irrelevant, thus they are heavily buying gold in hopes of converting to some sort of gold connected (not necessarily backed) system; b) they are expecting major problems with supply chains due to the ongoing rejection of the worthless us$ by our suppliers (mostly BRICS-11 countries) and c) they are seeing failure of the beta testing of the CBDC rollout, which was planned to cover up for the, soon to be obvious to the public, failure of the us$, among other uses.
        2-He pointed out that with the biden induced loss of the Alaskan pipeline/line5/all fracking sites, along with the biden’s drawdown of the National Petro Reserve, we are now at the mercy of the BRICS-11 for energy, as they include ALL of OPEC and are demanding parity of the us$ and yuan for oil purchases (think $12-15 at the pump by end of the year).
        3-Because of all of the above, He expects major disruptions with food and fuel shortages going into the winter that will cause massive social upheaval. He actually used the term, ‘road warrior scenario’ in some areas (?blue cities?).
        4-He thinks the neocons controlling the biden entity want a war with Russia to take its resources to resolve most of the above problems and will provoke Russia into NATA article 5 (i.e. one member is attacked all go to war). If that happens, He thinks that not only will we be unable to defeat the Russian coalition (most/all of BRICS-11) but we will be left in a devastated condition from which we will not recover.

        Most people are going to hear this, and because of unconscious insecurities and subconscious panic, they will reject it all outright, thinking amerika is still the America they grew up in, just with a few irrelevant trannies and gays. Delusions run deep when economics, particularly personal micro-economics, and the possibility of global war, are involved.

        • OG September 15, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

          Most people are going to hear this [and] will reject it all outright.

          I will bet that these are, by in large, the very same people whistling past the graveyard believing that Lahaina was simply an Act of God coupled with good, old-fashioned, uninvestigated American incompetence.

          ***
          Yes. Buy gold. Buy silver. Now.

          • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            Yes. Coincidence theorists!!!!

          • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            Silver is especially cheap right now and anyone that fails to have or buy some will kick their own arses soon.

          • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            by in large – OG

            ========

            The expression is “by and large.”

      • Anthea September 15, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

        It would be really tough if an urban food/energy crisis happened during the winter.

  23. 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:24 am #

    It is deaper than money laundering.
    It’s more similar to an upfront commission.

    Give the Biden family $50M now and our treasury will provide you with $100B in the next few years.

    Remember what Hunter said regarding similar negotiations: “Let’s not quibble over peanuts.”

    He is correct .05% of 100B is 50,000,000.

    AKA peanuts.

    • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      According to recent economic studies, the US Dollar has lost 98% of its value and purchasing power since 1973.

      So, in another 50 years we should be sitting real pretty, if we can all make it that long.

      • Uncle Bob September 15, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        And Nixon closed the gold window soon before that because foreigners were buying our gold. His head of the Council of Economic Advisors, Herb Stein (Ben’s dad), had told him to repeg the dollar to gold from (as I recall) $400/oz to $800/oz. Instead, he gave us a fiat currency that has been saved only because oil is bought and sold in dollars.

        • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          I think the Vietnam War was eating us alive at the time, therefore Nixon’s “rabbit in the hat” re: gold.
          That dreadful consistency of the MIC needing its sustenance first and ALWAYS over any needs of the public/infrastructure vs the “wants” that silence the masses.
          That is from hush-money welfare to every Congressional district being liberally seeded with some vestige of the MIC and its Jawbs! Jawbs! Jawbs!

          In the seminal year of 1947 it was decided at the highest levels to invoke permanent warfare as America’s largest export as the means to prevent another Great Depression. This gambit has now run its course, either culminating in The Mother of All Great Depressions, or perhaps The end via nuclear weapons, death rays, and what have you.
          Or, All of the Above.

          • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

            Remember when Nixon moved to NYC?

            This Californian rube from a bucolic farming village to the heart of NYC working for the Rockefeller’s law firm after ’62’s loss in CA surely spelled the end of any political career.

            But old Nelson saw a surrogate, an insurance policy, got Nixon’s name on the firm and for the next 5 or so years brought Nixon aboard and up to speed.

            Nelson was rewarded despite his defeats in the ’68 GOP primary when his policy went all the way. Just as he knew he would.

          • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            Yup. And Allen Dulles was in the room too. I’m trying to remember how the $100,000 undisclosed Rockefeller to Nixon political contribution played out in this too. (Worth a $ mil easily today, I reckon.)
            “I’m not a crook!” Repeat (lies) loudly and incessantly…

        • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

          Oil is no longer available for purchase in us$; remember that ALL of OPEC is in BRICS-11 as membership or affiliation. In the last meeting, several weeks ago, they agreed not to accept us$s for any exports (you’ll NEVER hear about this in the corporate scum main stream infonews). We will see the results of that meeting in about one month, when warehoused oil and gas supplies run out. Even Venezuela refused to sell oil to the biden entity, as they are now 100% loyal to the BRICS consortium.

          Again, as I noted above, many people will refuse to believe the above verified and widely known (among bankers, insiders and researchers) facts, as they point to the death of the system we’ve had since the mid 20th century.

          Best buy a gun (shotgun for newbies) and learn to shoot to protect you and yours. Also bbbs and Ag.

          • Jimpa September 17, 2023 at 8:04 am #

            Don’t think of the BRICS as an alternative to the US and the West. They are two sides of the same coin. Just look at the public statements they both put out ( novel idea I know). Both prattle on about sustainable development, support of WHO, climate change, even the IMF. I think they’re just fighting over who gets to run the show, not the particulars.

            What is the purpose of Ukraine and the half a million dead there?

          • Jimpa September 17, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            Citizens of the Russian Federation can rejoice: the leadership of the G20 countries, including Russia, has agreed on a plan for the introduction of central bank digital currencies and digital identity cards for the population of their countries. The fears of the citizens of these countries that governments would use them to monitor the spending of their people and suppress dissent were completely ignored. A final declaration on these issues was adopted in New Delhi

          • Ron Anselmo September 17, 2023 at 10:59 pm #

            “…the G20 countries, including Russia, has agreed on a plan for the introduction of central bank digital currencies and digital identity cards…” ~ Jimpa

            “Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” ~ Mike “Iron Mike” Tyson

      • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

        The us$, currently formulated, does not have another 50 years. I’ll be surprised if it exists through 2024, especially if the Fed Coin, CBDC, fails as many expect. Does anyone wonder why the banks, especially central banks, are buying gold hand over fist, while bad mouthing it to the ignorant public???

        The smart money does what the banks do!!!! Sometimes. 🙂

  24. Freddie September 15, 2023 at 11:36 am #

    Maybe this belongs in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, but I have a sister who thinks Kamala Harris would be a terrific President!
    Face it, the DNC could run a dead toad for the office of the President and there are people out there (educated people!) who would vote for it.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      Feinstein?

      • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        Once and for all, is it pronounced Fine “stine” or Fine “steen”???

        • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          Google says it’s Fine stine.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        That’s “Frankensteen”

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      If they executed White Republicans on the White House Lawn they could sell tickets. It would make for a top TV show as well.

      Not kidding. We’re there if they want to do it.

    • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

      There are many many schooled but uneducated people. There is a big difference.

    • Vegan Shark September 15, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

      The multiplex of sins that is the “Biden” maladministration isn’t the conclusion of our national nightmare.

      Next slide, please.

      Every proposed successor and substitute for the Worst President Ever on the (D) playlist is still worse in some way. Forget the D.C. swamp; we’re in the Marianas Trench federal wetlands project.

      It gets harder and harder to cheer the concept of democracy.

      • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

        Word, sir.

  25. Paula D September 15, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    So they get busted making a sweetheart deal, tell us it’s kaput, then carry on as if it is in force.

    How do they get away with such incredible lawlessness?

    It appears to hinge on the media, and what it covers, or does not cover.

    On Sept. 11th, as the annual ritual of reading the names of the dead of 9/11 was being done, Yahoo News informed us that the authorities in Maui are NOT going to tell us how many children died in the fire, because there weren’t enough dead children to report. (!!!)

    Their bizarre excuse is that there are so few dead children that if they reported it people would be able to figure out the names of the dead. (???)

    Since when have the names of the dead in a tragedy been a secret?

    For a while now, we have been told that investigating murders is “disrespectful to the victims”, but not naming the victims?
    That is a new twist on their criminality.

    //news.yahoo.com/doe-number-students-missing-killed-190000376.html

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    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Alex Jones should leave this one alone, looks like a redux of Sandy Hook.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

      So, why don’t they just tell us who the missing kids are, then?

      Why aren’t there Amber alerts going out for all the missing children?

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

        Because they’re not missing.

      • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        As Aragorn said of Merry and Pippin: They are slain or taken. The latter is truly terrifying.

        They have grown bold indeed now. People are raging about Oprah as the symbol of this. A good thing. They seem to sense that something is terribly wrong even if they’re not sure of what or to what extent.

    • SW September 15, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Paul D — This is truly shameful. I’ve noticed trying to get any followup news about Maui is all but impossible. I wanted to see what the official number of casualties were and how many were children who were off from school that day, but the news has either “moved on” or, as more and more corruption and incompetency is exposed, people in charge want to keep it quiet.

      The man who refused to release water for firefighters was reassigned (whatever that means) to another job when he should have been fired and charged with negligence.

    • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

      From “Moneycircus,” a Substack subscription:

      ” The numbers of missing goes down, while the death toll has not risen

      Yet the media carries few stories of happy reunions with relatives

      Confirmed dead are 97 (down from 115) of whom only two are children

      Fewer than half of Lahainaluna HS’ 1,050 pupils reported to school this week

      No update on roughly 2,000 pupils who failed to re-enrol with school

      They were at home, while their parents were at work – how did they escape?

      When the wildfires turned into an urban inferno the exits were blocked

      Police chief Pelletier has called documented proof of road closures ‘false’

      He is also the coroner, meaning he influences the reports of casualties

      Fire fighters, water authorities and police are being blamed

      They were “only following orders” – so who gave them?

      There is clearly much to cover up – criminal negligence at the very least

      Pelletier was the incident commander at the 2017 Las Vegas massacre

      Since arriving in Maui, many of his reports have resigned; his secretary died

      Officials rely on emotion and fear, rather than explain what they did or did not do

      “Conspiracy theories flourish in the absence of explanation, political analyst Neil Milner told the local ABC affilate.”
      But that is not an excuse for journalists to stand down.”

  26. Ishabaka September 15, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    I just got back from the grocery store. My bill has gone up almost 50% in the past year. Go Joe!!!

    • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

      Haha, tell me about it. Bought a frozen pizza, some milk, box of frozen corn gods, and hot dog buns the other day. Bill came to just under $50.

      Can’t do anything but laugh about it, it is so sad. Just whip out the credit card and pay it off at the end of the month. At least I get some points for my purchases.

      • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        *corn dogs (although god being an anagram of dog, it does make you wonder…)

      • Soul Forensics September 15, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

        Hun Hunahpu, Aztec corn god.

        Maybe the Dems could run him in 2024 in absentia, except they’d have to adapt the title to High Fructose Corn Syrup God.

    • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      Yes, by all means, please remember when you vote that your elected representatives brought this about.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      I’m lucky I don’t have growing kids to provide for.

      I can eat cheaper stuff if I have to.

      • Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

        I got cheerin to feed – Mike Tyson

  27. FGB3 September 15, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

    “And who else is there on the DNC bench”?

    Stacy Abrams? They seem to love the hell out of her. She keeps popping up here, there and everywhere.

    • cowbell81 September 15, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      I don’t know, she has that big gap between her front teeth. Isn’t there a law against such people from attaining higher office? If there’s not, there certainly should be!

      If I was Trump I would come up with a good nickname for her – call her the gapped tooth Beaver.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        That was a trend a while back.

      • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        Bell,
        Go easy on Abrams…she suffers a medical condition known as “”comedere per stationem saepem”.

        • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          And…and there is no cure….

    • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      How about the liberal senator from Minnesota who ran for prez previously?
      Female(?)
      Can’t think of her (?) name.

      • OG September 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

        Michele Bachmann – House of Congress (not the Senate).

      • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        She’s an awful neocon. Went to Ukraine with McCain and Lindsey Graham. She goes by “Amy.” Amy Klobuchar.

        • OG September 15, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

          You’re right. My bad. I got my Minny women pols mixed up.

  28. OG September 15, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    Here are a couple of interesting clips:

    bitchuteDOTcom/video/e8ez7a6dpSZV/

    00:00-02:40 ~ Governor Kathy Hochul [D-NY] on ’23 vaccines followed by analysis of what she bizarrely said about New York’s children.

    13:10-14:18 ~ US troops marching in West Haven, CT.

    Heckler, have you heard anything about this? 150 troops marching at Orange Ave. & Campbell Ave. In West Haven?

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      The new horde of variants is completely unlike the last horde. Those old vaccines won’t help you…..

      • OG September 15, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

        “Don’t let your baby be one that is in a cold, dark, scary place unknown to them. Scary for your child.”
        Gov. Kathy Hochul [D-NY]

        What the flip?

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

          Remember Flip Wilson? The Devil made me do it!

          And Trump raging about what’s his name, that “sleepy eyed bastard”.

          At least she calls herself Kathy. Just folks!

      • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        These state governors like Hochul have to be on the Big Pharma kick-back list. They HAVE to be. It’s them vs us and they have chosen to be on the side that’s winning and there they a) get their undreamt of previously levels of loot, and b) they get to stay alive along with their families.

        I honestly believe the grand delineation of class policy has been put into effect, and we will live (just long-enough) to see the results as synthetic mRNA spreads throughout most world populations.

        The Owners have had plenty of time to scheme this “thing” out. Event 201 was sheer blatancy based on Their supreme confidence that the majority would react as they did.

        Event 201 in hindsight challenges people to rationally observe two opposing paradigms and hold them as equally valid in one’s mind. Then without succumbing to cogdis, make the only rational choice as to what just happened.
        The Owners’ conceit is warranted, it’s why They laugh at us among Themselves. Why Bill Gates lives to perform at his sweater talks. They are laden, dripping, with His narcissism, hubris, and contemptuous sadism.

        • Ron Anselmo September 16, 2023 at 1:35 am #

          .308’s for Gates – well, maybe just one.

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

        Jarek

        Hahahahaha.

        I read two stories out of the MSM regarding Covid.

        The first said that the CDC said that the new boosters will totally protect us from the new strains, that is with no actual testing with humans. Are we witnessing another group of mRNA bullshit with no testing? Yes!!!!!!

        The second from somewhere else in the government said the opposite, that these boosters will not increase the immune reaction to the SARS virus.

        I wonder who the pharma group paid the most money to?

    • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

      OG, we had a police officer killed here the other day, could have something to do with that. The funeral, or “Celebration of Life” is huge, with uniformed people (police, military, fire personnel) mobilizing & attending from all over the country.

      Homey stole a car, was making his getaway, and crashed into a patrol car at an intersection. In Hartford, chaos rules.

      • OG September 15, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

        I am sorry to hear that, Heckler. May God bless his wife and children.

      • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 12:53 am #

        Neurodoc wrote: “(think $12-15 at the pump by end of the year)

        12 dollars a gallon will put an end to such incidents as people dying in wrecks caused by stolen cars and other forms of crazy driving. Perhaps in a few years the big problem is going to be bicycle wrecks!

  29. AmericanObserver September 15, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    “the Constitution only prohibits a third elected term, not an appointment . .”

    That’s a grey area. The 12th Amendment states that no one ineligible to serve as President can serve as Vice President. Thus a two-term former President cannot run as VP.

    Getting appointed? The grey area, but the 12th Amendment still stands, it has not been repealed or specifically referenced in the 20th or 25th Amendments.

    Would the (D) try it? Legal or not you have to figure that about half the country would be in favor of it.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      We haven’t been penalizing any officeholders for flouting the Constitution for quite some time.

      • tuco22 September 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        The constitution is only fit for a “moral and religious people, and wholly unsuited to any other.” I think that’s how the quote goes. Forgot who said it, but that’s why it’s so ignored by those who swear to uphold it.

        • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          John Adams

          • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 1:00 am #

            John Adams was correct. The United States has lost the capability of electing qualified people to public office. After that happens it’s only a matter of time before your republic fails. The same thing will happen to businesses that have incompetent management.

        • BackRowHeckler September 15, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          Same with the cops, who were never created or trained to deal with the bullsh#t going on now. In Ct, during the entire 19th century — 1800-1899 — its estimated there were fewer than 50 murders committed, which is about the number of murders in Hartford & Bridgeport JUST THIS YEAR.

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

          …the founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected {George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson}, not a one had professed a belief in Christianity…

          When the war was over and the victory over our enemies won, and the blessings and happiness of liberty and peace were secured, the Constitution was framed and God was neglected. He was not merely forgotten. He was absolutely voted out of the Constitution. The proceedings, as published by Thompson, the secretary, and the history of the day, show that the question was gravely debated whether God should be in the Constitution or not, and after a solemn debate he was deliberately voted out of it…. There is not only in the theory of our government no recognition of God’s laws and sovereignty, but its practical operation, its administration, has been conformable to its theory. Those who have been called to administer the government have not been men making any public profession of Christianity… Washington was a man of valor and wisdom. He was esteemed by the whole world as a great and good man; but he was not a professing Christian…

          [Sermon by Reverend Bill Wilson (Episcopal) in October 1831, as published in the Albany Daily Advertiser the same month it was made]”
          ? Bird Wilson

          Jarek: Are you sure, “Bill”? Did he really call himself Bill back in 1831? Or is that something that “Bird” is adding in? His great great grandson perhaps? Bill probably thought this was a terrible oversight, while Bird thinks it’s great.

          After the signing of the Constitution, Washington felt the need to pray. A Catholic Church was closest so he went there.

          And did he not say that, Only highly educated people, strangely formed, can be good without a belief in God? How does that fit with Adams’s atheism? Most poorly.

          • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 1:15 am #

            Yes, we are mostly certainly a secular nation. It says so on the dollar bill in your pocket. Look at the pyramid with the “eye in the triangle” image on top of it. Below this pyramid is the inscription “Novus Ordo Seclorum” translated to “New Secular Order”. A new order lacking any affiliation to any churches. The founding fathers had this attitude because they were well aware of the many centuries of fruitless and destructive warfare between “Christians”. Western Christianity had turned on itself and “Christians” were butchering each other over utterly idiotic disputes between Catholics and Protestants. The best example of this is the 30 years war which devasted parts of Europe and killed millions of people. I think a case could be made that Western Christianity has failed completely and no longer has any much influence anymore in our culture. People are abandoning it, and it’s not hard to understand why. Fake scamster tv preachers are so transparent that most people with any common sense see right through it as just another bullshit religion like Scientology.

            The Eastern Church never split up into thousands of fragments. They never had a reformation and never needed one.

          • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 1:35 am #

            “When the war was over and the victory over our enemies won, and the blessings and happiness of liberty and peace were secured, the Constitution was framed and God was neglected”

            Interesting. First of all, England and King George were not enemies of America any more than the British crown was an “enemy” of Canada. Canada has done just fine without ever needing to have a revolution. Here’s a bit written by the Mad Monarch I’ve copy/pasted in:

            “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” – Thomas Jefferson

            Not true actually, the colonial petitions for redress, of which there were few, basically amounted to, ‘give us what we want or we will break the law and do it anyway and it will be your fault if we do’. It should be clear though why Jefferson was so vague in most of his accusations as, on the rare occasion in which he does give a specific policy or at least be clear enough for the reader to divine what he is referring to, the colonists come off looking more like petulant jerks that “a free people”.

            The King wanted British subjects to buy British goods, to support the British rather than the Dutch economy. He allowed French Catholics to worship as they pleased and he gave Indians the lands they occupied to avoid future trouble with them. When the colonists destroyed property or killed soldiers, the King responded to uphold law and order. That is basically what all of this comes down to but, when all of the Jeffersonian ‘spin’ is removed, the King doesn’t look like such a tyrant, does he?”

          • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 2:17 am #

            I’ll get ahead of Q here so he won’t need to worry about this one. It should read ” the colonists come off looking more like petulant jerks than “a free people”.

          • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            The Orthodox are divided into national churches – some in communion with each other and some that aren’t.

            To say we were secular was an obvious overstatement. To say that we are now is the fact – or do we have a new church and a new flag?

            Yes, it is understandable even if unwise. The new religion is worse…..

          • Woodchuck September 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            “The Orthodox are divided into national churches – some in communion with each other and some that aren’t.”

            Yes, there’s Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox etc. But to the best of my knowledge there’s not much of any history of the various branches of Orthodoxy killing and torturing each other because of their differences. I don’t think the Orthodox churches ever committed crimes against humanity such as the Albigensian Crusade or the Catholic Inquistion. Did Orthodox Churches burn people alive in town squares because the victims said something wrong or were suspected of being witches etc. The Roman Catholic Church has centuries of horrific criminal behavior to account for. That’s why if some outside force sacked the Vatican and removed all valuables from it and then razed all the rest of it to the ground – well – that might be a good thing. I’m sure I’ve pissed somebody off here and they are welcome to argue with me if they like.

  30. 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

    I say, I say, it is with due divine providence that Lee forsaking the steadfast and loyal Traveler when mounting the Lord’s heavenly winds, in full gale, splendor, and righteous vengeance will not only take the Yankees of New England, but shall continue to ride on into the loyalist stronghold abomination known as Canada

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    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      You speak but poorly. Traveler shall have become a veritable Pegasus, and carry Lee (in his resurrection body) into the very strongholds of the Enemy.

      It says as much in the Book of Revelations. The Apocalypse in the vulgate.

      • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        uhhuh

        • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

          Allah-hu! During the last “riots” in France, the Muslims started roaring, doing the “hu” really loudly I think. It might be a thing, not sure.

          • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

            The full phrase is ” Allah hua Akbar” – God He (is) Greater. When spoken, it runs together as “Allahu-akbar.

            The US Army sent me to Arabic language school ( 47 weeks) many years ago.

          • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

            Hmuller,
            Monterey? I am envious. Did any of the language stick with you?

          • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

            A test!

            fi baladi ‘ana thari jdaan… ‘amalak alkathir min almaeizi!!!

      • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

        “It says as much in the Book of Revelations. The Apocalypse in the vulgate.”

        Jarek,
        Vulgate…Excellent!

        “Shit’s gonna hit the fan…” The Apocalypse in vulgate….

        • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

          Jarek is a sucker for fantasy.
          He’s read them all.
          Carries a dodecahedron in his pocket. Never know when a dungeon needs a master.
          He had a local craftsman carve his LARP wand from a felled sitka spruce of 500 years. Not many know this.

          • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            Good creativity. You should have been a storyteller. Lots of material in the Midrash and Old Testament.

  31. beantownbill. September 15, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

    Jim,

    I wish I could be as positive of the future as you.

    BTW, as usual, today’s post is excellent.

    My feeling and it’s just a feeling, is that the brainwashed public is going to ride the country down like Slim Pickens did with the bomb in Dr. Strangelove. And people forget that isn’t the full title of the movie. “Or how I learned to love the Bomb” is the rest of it. To me, it seems like the American public loves it’s own destructors.

    • hmuller September 15, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Beantownbill, Hillary was never held accountable for her “charitable foundation”. Maybe those slippery Bidens will walk free with a little help from their friends (including RINO’S). Time and the statute of limitations works for them.

    • tlauria September 15, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      “it seems the American public loves its own destructors”.
      New England Yankee Protestant guilt.

    • OG September 15, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

      • beantownbill. September 15, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

        Correct. Thanks, OG.

  32. Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    Talking about the economy, I was speaking to a young man the other day, very young, probably early twenties.

    He mentioned needing to buy a new car, and the problems he was having with that.

    I mentioned that “they” don’t really want us having cars anymore, and although this was not a political conversation by any means, he seemed aware that there were plans afoot to get us all on the bus.

    He also spoke about the cost of living comfortably in this state, compared to what most people actually make.

    He brought up something I had just started to become aware of.

    He told me that when he went to a local dealer that advertises being able to find you credit to put you in a vehicle (this is a formerly reputable family business that now seems to be making it’s money through subprime loans) he was told he had no credit!

    He told me that he had paid off his student loans. He also had a steady job with not a high income but not especially low. That should count, right? Having steady work and a record of paying bills?

    This is the second time I’ve heard this, that someone who paid their student loan back has damaged their credit.

    The student loan racket badly needs a RICO investigation.

    • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

      So true, Beryl.
      But and however, nawgunnahappen…. They have the rubes (several generations thereof) locked into the financial scammmery that student loans are meant to be—-and are.

      “My” US Senator at the time, Ted Stevens, was exposed by Sharyl Atkisson as having (at a minimum) a direct conflict of interest in setting up this anathema of a lock-in for an entire generation. As college costs rose—largely due to administrative top-heaviness—China and other foreign governments of consequence were putting up the money to educate their young people at our most prestigious—and expensive—universities.

      Even as our once-upon-a-time-birthright jobs were relegated to low-wage overseas destinations. Coincidentally, those very same nations whose students were flooding into U.S. universities for STEM educations.

      Ms Atkisson exposed Alaska’s old “Uncle Ted’s” ski trips to Aspen on the jet owned by one of the prime student loan business banks, she went into great detail as to how all of this transpired, no doubt contributing to her subsequent firing by CBS.
      She’s still doing excellent IJ work. Look her up.

  33. Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    Bobby Jr. is informing us that the Democratic Party rigs the primaries.

    No, Bob, we have been telling YOU that the Democrats rig the primaries.

    They also rig elections, but maybe you don’t want to go there for fear of what is happening to Trump, happening to you.

    • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

      The economist I talked to, as noted above, also told me that the DNC is not going to have primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire; they have switched them to South Carolina and Georgia. Reason: Iowa and NH would be a land slide for RFKJr, while SC and Ga would be a land slide for the biden entity. Huge #s of black FOLKS in SC and Ga who are barely schooled and quite uneducated; Not the case in Iowa and NH. The dems are nothing if not conniving and evil.

      He also told me that RFKjr took this to court and the DNC argued that they are a private corporation and could do as they pleased. The judge agreed with their argument. America is GONE!!! Long live amerika.

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

        Neurodoc

        OF COURSE, the judge agreed. The judicial system is polluted with Leftists and Deep Staters. They are all believers in big government being in control of all of us.

        The saddest thing is the collapse of the “American people” into a dependent mass of Leftist lemmings.

      • elysianfield September 15, 2023 at 6:27 pm #

        NDoc,
        Add to the total those well schooled and quite uneducated….

        • neurodoc September 16, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          True of Many many of those in law, medicine, government, and biz. They’re probably the majority now. Educated people get weeded out for asking questions and voicing opinions out of line with whatever agenda in on.

    • Night Owl September 15, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

      The path to failure.

      The globalist masks are almost fully off now.

  34. Beryl of Oyl September 15, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

    I guess Dennis Kucinich clued Bobby in.

    https://x.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1702396478885392814?s=20

    Not to worry, though, Bobby has written a sternly worded letter! That should do it.

    https://x.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1702369663449956672?s=20

  35. Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

    At least Islander now realizes that illegal immigration is a problem. So there’s that.

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    • Islander September 15, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

      You don’t know what I think, and when, MUS.

      • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:30 am #

        You just told us. As Mary said, eons behind other people. Unless it’s just another bogus effort to garner sympathy from downtrodden Whites.

        • Islander September 16, 2023 at 11:13 am #

          Sloppy reading.

          • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            No integrity.

  36. mitchellc September 15, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    As the parallels with Rome and the spectacle of a failing USA fascinates knowledgeable observers, it might be useful to examine why entropy and the arc of destiny seems immutable.

    My theory is related to Willy Sutton’s reply as to why he robbed banks: “Because that’s were the money is.”

    So, why do civilizations, empires nations and states eventually fail? Because that’s where the money is that attracts all manner of criminals, con men and politicians.

    In other words, the seeds of destruction are sown during the period of conquest and growth. The immense wealth creation that is concentrated within those groups which governs law, finance and military make for an impossible to miss target.

    To make matters worse, like a dam breach, while the initial trickle might go unobserved, corruption begins to flow in an unstopable torrent as all pretenses are cast aside during the blow off mass orgy of theft and carve outs.

    That’s where we are today – as history has demonstrated countless time before, there is no reprieve from reaching the fatal end point.

    The only real variable, the open question no one knows, is, what happens next? It’s like we are collectively like Alex in Clockwork orange, forced to watch the horror show with no respite nor relief.

    • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

      Agree

    • Night Owl September 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

      It is called the Great Reset.

      All planned.

      Little in common with Rome, other than the destruction and the crying.

    • Woodchuck September 16, 2023 at 2:33 am #

      “So, why do civilizations, empires nations and states eventually fail? Because that’s where the money is that attracts all manner of criminals, con men and politicians.”

      Precisely! And that’s why republics and democracies are so short lived. A number of old European dynasties, and the Habsburgs are a good example, lasted around a thousand years. It takes very good management to last as long as 1/6 of the entire lifespan of recorded history. Real monarchies don’t have politcians and politics to deal with. When people aren’t elected to office in the first place there’s no way for the grifters and con men to take over. They’ll be prohibited from ever getting their incompetent criminal psychopathic hands on the levers of power. A dynasty has a very powerful incentive to keep the kingdom prosperous and healthy. If you are a king you’ll be doing your best to hand down a healthy and wealthy country to your next-in-line to the throne. If you screw up and damage the kingdom your royal family will be pissed and the history of your failures will be etched in stone and the members of your family might be plotting behind your back to place someone else more competent on the throne. That happened to poor old “mad king” Ludwig II of Bavaria. The royal family was seeing the inherited wealth being misspent on fantastic fairy tale castles and the king seemed to be completely disinterested in his duties as king. So he was kicked out and later died under very mysterious circumstances.

      • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        It’s said that he was a Sage, perhaps somewhat disconnected from the Earthly realm and its “realities”. They should have tempered him, not destroyed him.

      • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        Agree. Agree.
        We need, we must acknowledge the frailties of democracy and republics because they are so dependent on not only an informed and engaged citizenry, but the integrity of those elected to represent the Peoples’ interests.

        It’s a particular heresy to even criticize our esteemed form of societal organization as it is represented to be as the hallmark of civilized self-governance in human history. Except it ain’t no more.
        We know what has been done to it, we see what it is become under technocratic / finance / military rule. They are inseparable in their component integral parts.

        The United States of America as we knew it is over and done with. That’s just stating the facts. We are awaiting the further outcomes of how those who corrupted and stole it will “address our pleas for relief” from the common man.
        I think the Covid incident illustrates adequately their “get used to it” response to ongoing further queries from the ‘hurr-durr’ masses. That is, those whose supplicance deems them as “weak” to the billionaire overlords. Because we’re just whiney underachievers to them. Period. They wear their psychopathy proudly, like a badge to Themselves.

        We need to put on our Big Boy pants and see what’s what, not self-indulge in further shopworn paeans to another time’s valid and cherished patriotic tropes that now only serve to ultimately mask further the reality of our already totalitarian circumstances.

        The frustrating reality of what Jim twice weekly writes about is self-evident in its inevitability of weekly outcome. The beat (down) goes on. Our institutions once held firmly to are now so obvious in their absolute, irrevocable corruption. The FBI—always illusory from the days of J Edgar Hoover’s overlordship—and the other Three Letters have proven to be toys for those who have had the power to make them so.
        It’s sad and it’s tragic. But that about sums up life itself, albeit there are some lovely and memorable interludes accompanying its fears and outright terrors on occasion. Those times that make it all worthwhile.

        George Carlin wasn’t lying, or stretching the truth at all! At all! At ALL!

        It’s Big Boy pants or none at all.

    • Anthea September 16, 2023 at 9:50 am #

      Maybe a simpler way to look at the rise and fall of State systems–which are not “civilizations” or “governments,” though the pretend to be and are usually so denominated–is to realize that a State system is simply a mechanism for murder and theft. As Nock pointed out, State systems originate in conquest and confiscation, and then they set up a structure for exploiting the conquered and expropriated people on a continual basis.

      They’re basically the same thing as Mexican drug cartels that have seized “institutional power.” This enables them to don crowns, powdered wigs, black robes, and Armani suits, and confer titles and degrees upon themselves and their cronies, and set up systems (education, religion, and media) for brainwashing people into believing in their (self-conferred) prestige and benevolence. They build enormous palaces and “public” buildings, and hold ceremonies, spectacles, and parades.

      The basic underlying reality, though, is that they are just thieves. People continually lose sight of that, mainly due to believing the hype that the various overlords have the well-being of “their people” in mind–which, if true at all, is true only the the same extent that the farmer looks after his cattle.

      The general tendency seems to be for the overlords to continually work towards maximizing the amount of wealth they can extract from “their people.” Pretty soon, they go from grazing their cattle on the tall grass in the sunny meadow to putting them in CAFOs. I am not sure why this should be so. You would think that they would have a look at the spreadsheet and decide that running the farm under a purely extractive model is not a good long-range plan. But they don’t. So eventually such systems run into the ditch. Extractive models are not sustainable.

      • Anthea September 16, 2023 at 10:11 am #

        Another aspect of this is that, in the US, everbody wants in on the grift. It has been said that, in the US, what “equal opportunity” really means is that everybody has an equal opportunity climb into a position where they can live off of government money, in one way or another. You can be an insurance agent signing people up for the latest government program or selling them something they are required by law to buy, a Section 8 landlord, a lawyer, a tax accountant, an installer of government-subsidized solar arrays, a grower of government-subsidized crops, or perhaps just a simple government employee.

        The pure accessibility of “the polical means” hastens the decay of the State by making it even more extractive. This type of system can only work in an immensely productive economy, which is enabled by the force-multipliers of technology.

        As Nock put it, the “equality of opportunity” to access wealth-without-work serves to incentivize people to “abandon the economic means at the earliest possible time, and live by the political means.” (In others words, there is a strong incentive to give up ploughing the field and go to work for the government.) This also strongly encourages people to favor a stronger, more powerful, and more extractive government, because it means more opportunity to get in on the grift.

        This sort of thing got off to a very early start in the US. In colonial times, this was done by speculating in land. Mark Twain documents the pursuit of “the political means” in the 1800s, in “The Gilded Age.”

      • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

        I agree and disagree. I agree in that much of the fall is self-inflicted, but not because the model is based on pure extraction.

        Money is whatever the system mangers say it is, no matter how large or small the system. There is always a hierarchy, and the means of trade is agreed upon by the participants.

        The system as we know it has been subject to the push and pull of opposing forces. The haves vs. the have nots, and for a while, the have somewhats (middle class).

        What we are witnessing now is simply a long-range plan to install a system that gives the haves full control in perpetuity.

        There is nothing about the collapse that could not be turned around overnight, IMO. But the parasite class wants destruction, in order to “Build Back Better.”

  37. Farmer McGregor September 15, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

    ” The crude and lawless labors of the DOJ and the FBI to cover all that up have been failing lately as a harsh music of blown whistles ominously cleaves the dank night air over the Potomac swamp. ” –JHK

    Damn I wish I could write like that!
    Another great post as usual. Thanks.

  38. Rowdypiglet September 15, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

    I wish I had an iota of our host’s eloquence and gift for a pithy phrase. Also, nice to see Jeff Childers quoted. His is one of the best daily sources for news, with a lawyer’s eye for what has significance and what doesn’t. It’s one of only a few that I read every day without fail.

  39. jim September 15, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

    What are the real networks of power making the decision to resolve the conundrum?

    The next 14 or so months could be a learning experience for all of us.

    It would seem likely, if we pay close attention, that some of the actual decision-makers may be forced to reveal themselves in their attempt to reduce the amplitude of potential political instability now facing the country both domestically and internationally.

    I will be making the following assumptions (subject to change) while I try to stay alert:

    The U.S. managerial elites are still the most powerful and aggressive on earth.

    These same managerial elites see themselves as the good guys and are consequently prepared to use whatever coercion/control is necessary to maintain that image of “goodness” on a worldwide basis.

    In the realm of Ukraine and foreign policy, the U.S. elites may feel pretty invulnerable to any serious consequences taken the geographical location of the U.S. and their financial success in Europe (blowing up pipelines, exporting lots of natural gas). They may also feel “what’s not to like,” about testing our weapons systems on Russian cities.

    On the domestic front, our increasingly arrogant elites have all of the instruments in place to solidify their totalitarian control and may be anxious to use them.

    Only a massive domestic public revolt may get them to rethink their priorities.

  40. Roundball Shaman September 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

    “… ‘Joe Biden’ has transmuted from an asset to a liability… ran a family influence-peddling racket… DOJ and the FBI to cover all that up… The coming House impeachment inquiry… Hunter Biden’s multitudinous shell companies… this exorbitant political psychodrama… Kamala Harris, the cackling empty pants-suit… Gavin Newsom… turned California into a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape… Buttigieg?… Hillary?… Barack…”

    Watching Politics in ‘The Indispensable Nation!’ is like watching one of those overdramatic 1980s soap operas on afternoon television. Lots of emoting… lots of anger and betrayal… plenty of foolishness… a few ‘Warm and Fuzzy’ moments dropped in to soften the tense mood… and NOTHING ever gets resolved. Just another day of setting-one-up for more endless days to come when nothing will get done or resolved. Because to get something done or to resolve anything is the end of the show.

    And to get something done and resolve anything would be the end of the Political Class. They only have their faux-relevance when there are ‘Serious Matters of the State At Hand!’ for them to debate and argue about endlessly. And never resolve. Because actually solving problems would set a bad precedent with the American People and we would begin to think that things COULD ACTUALLY get done and that these career posers and grifters could actually do something worth while with their time and lives. And we certainly can’t have that.

    Politicians of both parties are just Fetch Dogs and lackeys for their Deep State masters. And the Deep State itself (all those entrenched chair-and-time-waster-sitters in the bureaucratic and MIC and Big Harma Pharma morass of revenue sucking leeches) takes their orders from The Dark State… those shadowy ghouls of the Hidden Hand that pull the real strings of the World under their graven image of Worldly delusion and societal de-evolution.

    Thankfully, the TV soap operas do end at the top of the hour and We the People can then get on with our lives and do something useful with them. But in the Political Soap Opera… this damn spectacle just keeps going on without end – except for the occasional commercial breaks to remind you to ‘Take your damn new lethal injections!’ and learn new ways to hate America and find new ways to sideline and denigrate People ‘Not’ Of ‘Color’. Let’s see, are there any ‘Marginalized Groups’ we can still find and exalt to the sky and promote socially above people who actually are producers and get things done in this World? Let’s hope so!

    TV soap operas are just made-up nonsense. Unfortunately, what’s going on in America and the World is stone-cold real. What’s the point of watching a soap opera when all of us are stuck in the middle of living a real (and bad) one.

    All Our Children are living in The Edge of Night. Such are The Days Of Our Lives.

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    • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

      They have managed to pervert and invert reality to the extent we are indeed sucked into their version of it. Believing one’s own bullshit is high political art in these latter days of the Founders’ Dream. And with their essentially unlimited power to appropriate from an endless fountain of funny money, they have brought us to this brink. They are Drunk!

      Full-Time Drunks making this national fantasy a reality that their constituents have largely bought into either from apathy, a chance to get some of that lucre for themselves, or just plain fear of the unknown. Whichever way, it’s a nation of fellow drunks they’ve enabled into a sick codependency. Talk about a national malaise…

      While the specifics of our ‘payback is a bitch’ are uncertain, we who remain willing to confront the essential physics of our plight understand we are heading into deep and grievous peril, unlike anything our imaginations have previously been summoned to consider.

      Food and shelter. Choose your neighbors wisely. Fore-armed is foretold.

      Helter Skelter

      • Roundball Shaman September 15, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

        DaveO907: “They have managed to pervert and invert reality to the extent we are indeed sucked into their version of it.”

        In many ways, we as very young people are already so hypnotized by the flood of nonsense and horse manure handed to us by parents, teachers, and friends that we are lost before we even get out of the starting gate. And then later on, all this mental and spiritual garbage is reinforced by State Media and various self-appointed ‘Experts’ to keep herding the sheep in harmful directions. In short, every one of us starts out lost deep in the Dark Cave. And it takes a strong will and open mind for any of us to grop our way out of there. And many people don’t even try because they never realize just how dark the cave is that they live within. And that’s why they never understand what people outside the Cave are trying to tell them.

        “Full-Time Drunks making this national fantasy a reality that their constituents have largely bought into… a sick codependency.”

        Actual drunks understand that to be a drunk you have to pour enough of that fire water down your throat until your head starts to spin. But we have a Planet of Drunks that didn’t even realize that their parents, teachers, friends, religious leaders, State Media peddlers, and ‘Experts’ were pouring that dizzying and body-harming liquid down their throats before they reached puberty and they knew what was happening to them. And then they got hooked on the stuff and all on their own sought out that Fire Water for their daily fix since they were now all hopelessly hooked drunks just living for their next liquid fix. Nothing else matters.

        “… we are heading into deep and grievous peril, unlike anything our imaginations have previously been summoned to consider.”

        Getting out of the Dark Cave gives us everything we need to confront the horrors of today… and all those yet to come. To get out of that Cave was the tough part. Once out, no one ever goes back in there. The Dark Cave is Hell. Getting out is Heaven. And we become Saviors because… we have already saved Ourselves from that Hell. And Karma will be dispensed with and without our help. Universe has our backs.

        • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

          I always look forward to your well-considered posts, RS.
          And nice summary with “The Dark Cave.” Time and reflection have brought me to remarkably and precisely same conclusions.
          I’ll add that They (the keepers of the Cave) have cast Their web so effectively down through the generations that it serves to illustrate what a small, self-interested gathering of exceptionally knowledgable wealthy can bring to pass on the disoriented (by design) masses.

          Who wouldn’t—upon finding Their awareness and knowledge above that of the general population and above that of most generals and rulers—not seek to protect that special trans-generational empowerment edge? Rather than make it subject to the whims of ‘here today, gone tomorrow,’ politicians and various experimental forms of governance that could destroy something singularly wrought over hundreds of years?

          Beginning with intermarriage with like ilk and the production of worthwhile to the Cause legacy offspring to keep “it” ongoing and protected against the tawdry vagaries of the common-place and the common people? Let alone any stray aspiring pretenders to their exclusive throne.
          It is foremost to the actual ‘sighted’ to make an imperative of the healthy survival of said Cause down through the generations.

          Of course it is! So very fucking elementary. Just as we in our journeyman-like manner seek to educate others with what we know from our busting out of the Dark Cave. The intelligent and aware thing to do.

          Obviously I’m not singling Them out as mere objects of derision. Power is. Judicious use of power is to be desired. I’m just saying: They are. And they have their own self-justification along with much more power than me to keep it so. I’m saying They exist and do not want the world to know it.

          I can readily argue the opposite of my attempted points made here. I just felt the need to say what and why the way I have on seeing the world of humans for what it seems to me to be.

          Me? “I’m walking on sunshine…”
          I too have left the Dark Cave behind.

          • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            And no, I’m not referring to those upstarts, the Rothschilds.

  41. socialisthater September 15, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

    Here is the reality, 2023 style. Back in around 2008, Obama the Communist figured out that Communist/Socialism was not going to sell in the U.S. He correctly figured out that oligopolistic corporatists that actually hated a free market economy weren’t going to support a Communist whose “Job 1” would be to strip them of their wealth and economic power. So, Obama (and Hillary, too) became Fascist/Socialists. Give the anti-free market oligopolistic corporatists the ability to keep their wealth and power, so long as they pledged their total allegiance to the Socialist regime, just a Hitler did in Socialist/Fascist Germany. Thus, the Obama/(Hillary) Clinton cabal was formed.

    The propaganda game was to convince the far leftists that Obama was still their Communist messiah, while convincing moderates that he was not really a Socialist–“Look, I still support private business.” It worked. The next part of the puzzle was for the Obama/Clinton cabal to pull the “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” gambit by shoehorning Hillary into the Presidency, using every skanky propaganda and lying technique in 2016. Trump threw the turd in the punchbowl in the 2016 election, despite all the scumbag Democrat election bamboozling. Obama, the black Hitler, had to be furious that he had been one-upped by the likes of Trump. Thus, started the campaign, using every dirty, often illegal, always unethical trick to more effectively “put the fix in” to get an Obama/Clinton puppet installed in the White House in 2020 and, once again, it worked.

    Obama made one huge mistake, though. He ignored his own words about Biden, “Never underestimate Biden’s ability to f*** things up.” So, now Obama will have to pull an even bigger bunny out of the hat to anoint (read: fraudulently and illegally elect) another puppet chump to the White House in 2024. But who? Obama has no chumps in the bullpen that are dumb enough to be puppets but shrewd enough to get elected. Obama’s only real “hope” is Newsome, but Newsome is pretty much hated by everyone outside of few leftist metro areas, and–even worse for Obama–is at least smart enough not to take orders from Obama or Hillary.

    So, Obama will go back to his old tricks–make people hate Trump, gin up another pandemic panic, figure out how to even more completely corrupt the ballot and election process, perpetrate more division and racial hatred, and crank up some more rioting and violence to further destabilize the country. Maybe Obama can keep Cackles in the basement enough to give her a chance to be fraudulently elected in 2024 . . . that’s an order likely too tall for even Obama, though.

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

      I interpret that as Obama doing predictive programming a la Biden. He was going to make his dummy do some really bad things.

    • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      Socialisthater: Your theory explains why the commies love big fascist corporations and despite small independent businesses.

      • DaveO907 September 15, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

        Assuming you meant ‘despise’ rather than “despite small independent businesses.”

        Yes, this is as well a functional plutocracy where communism is deployed to manage it all from behind the curtain. This is the way of the history of it going back one hundred years and change from today.

        It was the era’s plutocrats who ensured Lenin’s famous railway journey back to Russia, then following the Revolution it was they-themselves who financed and developed the Soviet industries that would ‘compete’ with their own established industries; communism being a foretold, known quantity of an inferior ideological / economic mode of so-called competition.
        So, Perfect!

        Communism, as practiced in the USSR and Eastern European Bloc, became the plutocrats’ ‘loss-leader’ designed system.
        So here we go. Again.

        • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          sorry, I meant despise (I hate spell check).

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

        Commies want to own the means for production, ie the State owns everything in the communal social good.

        Like the ding dongs in the Deep State they believe that the State is all wise and should be running the proletariat.

        Dammit, the Deep State is the number one enemy of the people of the USA.

    • KappaJoe September 15, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

      Socialism with Capitalism is Fascism.

      Socialism without Capitalism is Communism.

      You are correct, Hillary and Obama made great strides in establishing a Fascist dictatorship while upholding blanket Socialism for the masses (all the while their goal being a Communist dictatorship).

      Commies (temporarily) need Capitalists to accomplish their goals. They are delusional. It must be that their ultimate goal has nothing to do with functioning government, but instead upheaval, destruction, grinding poverty, and the complete degradation of the human spirit.

      • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:34 am #

        Heads and tails. But no, the Capitalists are the heads. Who do you think funded the Revolutions?

        Of course, overthrowing Russia and China were no small things. They lost control of the revolutions in the end, with Russia now Fascist, and China now National Socialist.

        I suppose it could come out the way you said as well, with the Communists on top. But it’s such an artificial system, I think it will always morph into something else in the long term. North Korea – a monarchy?

        • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

          Russia is fascist? China National Socialist?

          LOL.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

            Because they don’t call themselves that, you think that they aren’t?

            How would you know if you can’t even define the words? Giving an example – like Nazi Germany or Mussolini’s Italy – is not the same as defining or being able to extract the essence.

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

            “Because they don’t call themselves that, you think that they aren’t?”

            Classic Jarek.

            You are so bad at this.

  42. hmuller September 15, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

    Have you heard GOP candidate Nikki Haley (real Indian name Nimrata Randhawa) speak? Every problem has a jingoist, simple, knee-jerk solution. The common thread is that we need to bully and invade every country that won’t do exactly what we say. I kind of thought that style of hubris is the problem.

    I’m guessing Nikki is not actually as stupid as she talks. But she is taking the low road in appealing to the simplest minds out there

    • Jarek September 15, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

      During the height of the BLM madness, she said that White children had to suffer because Black children did.

      She looks a bit like us, but she obviously doesn’t identify with us at all.

      • Anthea September 16, 2023 at 10:24 am #

        The irony is that the suffering of black children is entirely the result of their having to live among blacks. The only thing wrong with black neighborhoods is that blacks live there. (A lot of them used to be white neighborhoods.) The only thing wrong with black schools is that blacks go to school there. And the only thing wrong with black families is tha they are composed of blacks. Black kids suffer because they have black parents.

        • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 11:28 am #

          Culture

        • hmuller September 16, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          Well, that was frank and candid, Anthea.

          I’ll bet you don’t get invited to many political fund raisers. LOL

        • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

          Gustaph: Have you spent any time with dogs? Notice how the little Golden Retrievers start retrieving as little puppies? Culture? Or genetics?

          Yes, how different the different breeds of dogs are, eh? But all one species. Wolves and dogs? Same in terms of being the same species in that they can breed together to create viable offspring, but so different that they are called a different species by many.

          Some human breeds are the pitbulls of our species.

          In short, prove you outrageous theory if you can. Nobody involved with nature believes such nonsense unless and until commonsense is beaten out of them.

          • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            So desperate to have everything be “genetic,” with the implication of permanence. Where is the subtlety?

            Culture is genetics snd genetics is culture—to a great degree. Both always in flux. Yet both run deep and resist change.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 12:20 am #

            I said that we accept both. It’s liberals who do not accept genetics.

            To your point: As the alchemists said, before things can be properly combined, they must be separated.

    • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

      Nikki is a blood sworn NEOCON, war monger. Probably a WEF grad too.

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

        Deep Stater through and through.

        People hater.

        • neurodoc September 16, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

          AZ: An aside here. But one of my best friends, a former lawyer for our clinic, moved to Mexico about 2 years ago. They’re on the western side of the Yucatan peninsula, away from the Cozumel and other popular sites. I talked with him recently and he loves it there, BUT Obrador is leaving and the women he has been training for years to be his successor (Mayor of Mex city) turns out to be a WEF grad. People there are worried. To me that’s a strike against Mexico, but who knows.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

      Listen to Glenn Greenwald’s thorough and scathing takedown of Haley.
      The man sniffs out neocon war hawks like none other.

      • Night Owl September 15, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

        It has been rather obvious that Haley is a neocon nutbar for well over a decade.

        • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

          Of course, but what politician goes from million in-debt to millionaire and candidate in a few years?

  43. Nigel Tufnel September 15, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

    Legally, with Hunter under indictment on gun charges, it means that he will not be available for testimony during Joe’s impeachment hearings.

    • Nigel Tufnel September 15, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

      So don’t fool yourselves into thinking that at last some kind of justice is being dealt. This was planned by the deep state.

      • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

        For an alleged “doom porn” blog there is no shortage of optimism of the fool-myself vaiety.

  44. JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

    Reporting in from London, tonight. Heading for a cruise on Sunday around the British Isles for 12 days. We will be in GAs neck of the woods in Glasgow and Inverness. Looking forward to Inverness as we are Outlander-oholics and will be visiting Culloden Moor.

    Boy, you think the USA is a melting pot? We were surprised by a tour guide today saying that many of the immigrants coming to Britain now are, guess? Chinese, sound familiar? I have heard recently this movement called the Chinese diaspora. HMMMMM?

    We ran into a lady last night in a pub who totally surprised me as she would be a total CFNer in her beliefs about the whole US fiasco. She thinks Biden as an idiot and Harry has been destroyed by Megan.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

      Why would billions of Indians and Chinese prefer to maintain destitute with no chance at rapid and meaningful upward mobility? We won’t even take into account living standards, pollution, and environmental degradation.

      The old country and the new ones are hopelessly outnumbered and their doors are wide open

      • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        Remain

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

        So they drag their lousy socialistic attitudes with them.

        The USA is in the position of deciding who and what it is, right now the third worlders are winning.

        The UK is in the same straits.

    • neurodoc September 15, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

      If you can go to Edinburgh (often misspelled as Edinborough). Go to the Medical Dental museum if possible; it’s the best I’ve ever seen and historically amazing.
      Also try to get to Frankensteins Bar. They have a beer made out of pineapple that is to die for and every hour a Frankenstein replica on a gurney comes out and down from the ceiling (my kids loved it, old farts like us maybe not). And of course tour the miracle mile from Edinburg castle to Hollyrood castle (my wife and daughter had a blast with the shopping there). Do a ghost tour and visit Mary King’s close. Best city we’ve ever visited. Final note: change to Scottish pounds from Anglish pounds, as the Scots say; some, but not all, consider Anglish pounds to be an insult.

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

        Thanks for the tips, we will not hit Edinburgh this trip, we were there in 1998 on a previous trip and did visit the Miracle mile, remembering the castles, Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Scone ( which has been returned, I believe) and hearing the stories about Scottish doctors being ghouls in cemeteries to learn about human anatomy. We will take your advice on Scottish pounds.

        I think about what a pound sterling meant, how much a pound of silver was worth.

        I guess the English have had their version of Nixon devaluation.

      • SpeedyBB September 16, 2023 at 12:11 am #

        My two-day visit to Edinburgh (1997) was circumscribed by business-talk (me as the English-writing flunky). Had no chance to visit any of the sights.

        But the sun did come out in all its fiery splendor, alarming the locals so much they flooded the police station with calls to report it.

  45. 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

    Another reason why there must be a more viable “conservative” candiate than Trump.

    The imbecile just can’t resist the lure of being in front of a camera.
    Sits down for an NBC interview.

    He couldn’t resist big generals wanting to work for him and he can’t resist big networks wanting to question him.

    His “any publicity is good publicity” NY salesman shtick is an Achilles heel.

    His own worst enemy time and time again.

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    • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

      You must be frustrated. There is NO candidate that equals Trump, no other candidate that the base has faith in that they understand who the enemy is in this country, the Deep State.

      Understand that the goal of the Deep State is to convince the American people that the Deep State represents the Constitution, not the people.

      Enemy number one!!!!!

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

        Trump owns the position of Deep State hater number one. The rest of the GOP field are scared or integrated into the Deep State.

      • neurodoc September 16, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

        AZ: You are exactly correct. They are in the process of the biggest deception, perhaps in human history, and, for sure, in American history.

  46. JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

    Mitt is a hater of the Trump base of the GOP, that is why he is quitting, he hates the fact that Trump controls that party, along with the rest of the RINOs. Watch what he does, he will have a small following such as George Conway and Bill Crystal. Arrogant MFs every one of them.

    Something today, Mitt does not see anything that would indicate the Biden impeachment is warranted. It was said he gave a boost to the Biden side.

    Republican? RINO.

    MORMON!!!!!!! Understand the credo of Mormon men and you will understand Mitt.

    • 100th Avatar September 15, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

      A 10% cult tax, magic underpants, and an Italio-Indian ángel named Macaroni?

      • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

        Yep, Moroni tops every Temple with his horn.

        • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          I wonder if that should be a question.

          Moron_ I?

  47. stonned September 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

    “they could stuff Barack Obama back in — the Constitution only prohibits a third elected term, not an appointment. Wouldn’t that be a nation-ending prank? (At least he could stop pretending to not already be secretly acting president.)”

    Sorry, O’Bummer ain’t run’n noth’n.

    A good first place to start is SOROS (father & son….with holy ghost klaus schwab pull’n strings for the REAL mob boys….you know, the ones run’n the KOSHER NOSTRA in the WEST.

    • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Your feelers are pointed in the right direction.

      The limiting factor to the bums in the WEF is BRICS++!!!

      Where does that put us?

      • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        In the crosshairs of Russian nukes.

  48. Dr. Coyote September 15, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

    “[Gavin Newsom has] turned California into a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape of flash-mob thievery, car-jacking, medical lunacy, and wildfire mismanagement.”

    Money quote of the week.

    • JohnAZ September 15, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

      The man has no concept of what money is.

      To him, money is a tool to shape the electorate and not a definer of wealth.

      BTW, Did you see that Biden, another money genius, has said he supports the UAW in their strike against the Big Three.

      What an ass, Bidenomics creates the permanent hike in prices for the marketplace, then he supports the wage increases that will fire up the next wave of price increases. Right now the unions are in reaction mode, along with many other areas like the airlines, reacting to the bum in the WH.

      You know the real direction of the Deep State is really showing here, perpetual inflation, high interest rates, all the things that 90% of the people are hurt by.

      I remember when $5 a loaf bread and $5 a gallon gas were jokes in a comedy store.

      Nobody is laughing anymore.

      • SW September 15, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

        I was surprised when the DNC didn’t run him in 2020 before the full extent of his incompetency was on display. No, no one is laughing anymore John, except maybe the Chinese and Russians as they watch us sink deeper into the quicksand.

        Pray the people running the country and giving Biden uppers every day are talked out of becoming more aggressive in Ukraine. If Zelensky starts hitting Moscow, Putin has warned what could happen would be ugly indeed.

    • SW September 15, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

      Really good summary of Gavin’s tenure. But you have to add “crushing parents rights, confiscating kids for sterilization and destroying education.” He’s done a bang-up job and made great inroads in those areas too.

    • Islander September 15, 2023 at 10:09 pm #

      I also like the image of Biden “haunting the Oval Office.”

      He is not there, like ghost

      Even when he is there he is not all there . . .

      And he has also made the Oval Office a haunted House of horrors, unsavory horrors . . .

      Eeek.

      • SpeedyBB September 16, 2023 at 4:39 am #

        Mummy-in-Chief

  49. malthuss September 15, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

    President Joe Biden himself, who proclaimed “white supremacy” the most dangerous threat to our homeland at a Howard University commencement address earlier this year.

    Meanwhile, one of the most widely quoted gurus of the “America remains afflicted with systemic racism” narrative, Florida State Professor of Criminology Eric Stewart, has been fired for “extreme negligence,” “incompetence” and “false results.”

    • Islander September 15, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

      Here is a report:

      “Justin Pickett, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Albany, of the State University of New York, said Stewart allegedly made racism seem more common than it is through his data and surveys that altered sample sizes in five co-authored research papers where he was responsible for data and analyses.

      Repeated attempts to reach Stewart for comment were unsuccessful. But he denied any fraud and instead said that the problems resulted from “analysis errors that included coding mistakes and transcription errors,” according to withdrawal letters he wrote to the journals that published the studies.

      In a response to the intent-to-terminate letter in March, Stewart stated that the investigation and process to terminate him were “arbitrary, capricious and *** discriminatory in nature.”***

      Is this fellow black?

  50. OG September 15, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (2023)

    bitchuteDOTcom/video/hsDomXwHHNNl/

    This powerful documentary from Good Lion Films, produced and written by Nick Alvear, shares the Cabal takedown from the 2016 election, to the capitulation tour of President Donald J. Trump, Covid-19, the 2020 election, Joe Biden’s funeral, J6 setup, and how the continuity of government through the current events taking place will usher in the greatest time ever known on earth.

    ***
    It is common knowledge that President Trump got virtually nothing accomplished in his one term on account of his dealing with Russiagate throughout. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the Dems and the Republicans and the MSM spent 2016-2020 obsessed with Russiagate, The Donald himself went globe-trotting, kicking butt, taking no prisoners and being a total boss. DJT aligned the rest of the world against the Deep State in DC.

    This film displays that very clearly.

    ***
    Rulo, I will make you a deal:

    If you watch this entire documentary [80 min. – with a rockin’ soundtrack!] and then still claim that the very mention of White Hats is obviously unworthy of serious discussion – and get that opinion seconded by any other CFN regular (after their watching only the first half hour) – and I will stop bringing this fascinating topic to JHK’s odd garden.

    If Pete’s poos are a valid CFN topic while White Hats fighting the Deep State are not … well, that’s a crying shame but I will abide by this offer that I make out of my pure confidence that The Greatest Show on Earth will awaken people just as Sound of Freedom and Oliver Anthony did earlier this year.

    All will be revealed. Do not be stubborn missing the boat because you thought you’d be earlier on the curve. Do not let your pride keep you from the truth.

    JAZ, I look forward to your thoughts on this major film released on September 13, 2023.

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  51. Demeter September 15, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

    I”m hoping for a classic Hollywood style “surprise ending”. Deus ex machina.

    deus ex machina, (Latin: “god from the machine”) a person or thing that appears or is introduced into a situation suddenly and unexpectedly and provides an artificial or contrived solution to an apparently insoluble difficulty.

    Or closer to hand, Donald J. Trump.

    • gustafson.robert.22 September 15, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

      Trump could win. Seems to fit the USA’s national psychodrama script well. The will of the people. May the best distraction win.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        Umm… it’ll be fixed either way.

        • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 11:10 am #

          What if decided winner doesn’t matter this round

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            Does it ever?

    • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      ?
      As he is a genuine candidate, presently, one of the available options, no, he would not be a ghost-in-the-machine.

      Aliens, AI, or Zeuss coming down from the mountain to take control would qualify.

      c’mon, do better

  52. Islander September 15, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

    I just watched Kari Lake’s first podcast, The Kari lake Show. Her guest was Garret (??), the guy who combed through The Laptop and has published a report on each and everything he an d his team discovered on it.

    Definitely worth a watch. I don’t agree with Lake’s hero worship of Trump, but I do agree with a lot that she says (in general), and knows about Arizona. She is apolished media presence, which IMO is a good thing.

    Her guest, Garret, is quite credible.

    All of his info and a pdf of the report he and his team produced is posted at his website which is:

    httpX://marcopolousa.org/bidenlaptopreport/

    The URL of the interview itself is:

    httpX://rumble.com/v3hqry0-the-kari-lake-show-ep.-1-inside-the-laptop-from-hell.html

    Funny additionanl note:

    Apparently Hunter has been very tight with a psychiatrist in Mass. whose name is Keith Ablow. One of Hunter’s laptops is with Ablow. Ablow is decried here as having been “defrocked” as a psychiatrist because of some of his own shenanigans with patients.

    But when I looked him up more information on his views pretty much make sense to me. Very early on, 2011, he called out the transgender thing as a mental illness comparable to anorexia. He came out really hard against some other Woke ideas—which may be the real reason TPTB in psychiatry went after him . . .?? Who knows?

    A good example of someone who can show very poor judgment in their own lives (partying with Hunter and also his own patients) while still perceiving and calling out developing social pathologies (which I do believe the transgender wave to be).

    BTW, so far Hurricane Lee seems to be kind of underperforming (like Hilary on the West Coast). The wind has died down. Maybe it will pick up again tomorrow, and we will have the promised storm surge.

    • stelmosfire September 16, 2023 at 9:27 am #

      Bay of Fundy will have some rockin’ tides if the storm hits them right. I believe Zazelle is in Nova Scotia somewhere. Halifax maybe?

      • Islander September 16, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        The Big One pretty much fizzled out here.

        Bt TPTB seem to love a state of emergency.

        “Gov. Maura Healey announced that [SSA] operations will cease after the Friday evening commute and remain closed through Saturday.”

        AFAIK all the boats were running.

        httpX://vineyardgazette.com/news/2023/09/16/lee-passes-vineyard-causing-little-damage

    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      Oh yeah, Garrett Ziegler, he has done an amazing amount of research on the Biden syndicate. And Kari Lake is amazing too. She still has cases percolating through the courts regarding the gubernatorial election and so it is not a closed case for sure. She is also seeking to run for Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate seat so it will start getting really interesting soon.

      How is the storm today? It appears the track shifted east closer to Nova Scotia so you may not get as much impacts as they suspected earlier? I wonder how Mr. Zaz is doing?

  53. Q. Shtik September 15, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

    Two……

    • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      The tension mounts!

  54. SpeedyBB September 15, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

    I am finding it so difficult to whip up compassion for those belly-aching about getting stung by outrageous prices for their ribeye and other choice cuts, when I haven’t eaten meat since 1968.

    Corn / potatoes / bean soup. Corn / potatoes / bean soup. When I demand variety in my eats, cookie whips up deluxe cuisine of potatoes / bean soup / corn.

    Live low – not so far to hit bottom.

    • Chris September 16, 2023 at 4:34 am #

      Hey SpeedyBB,

      Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a system for issuing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously called the “Food Stamp” program) benefits using debit card technology. After benefits are added to eligible household accounts, cardholders spend them by swiping their EBT card at the point of sale (POS) and then entering their PIN number. When retailers do not have POS terminals, they must resort to paper vouchers.

      Authorized EBT retailers will display either the Quest logo or a picture of the pertinent State EBT Card.

      SNAP is administered by the Department of Agriculture on 14 Street, across from the Holocaust Museum, in Washington, DC.

      Advantages of EBT:

      Food can be bought using a simple, conventional plastic debit card

      • SpeedyBB September 16, 2023 at 4:54 am #

        Thanks but I’m 11 time zones away. I doubt whether SNAP can stretch this far. Not complainin’ (not at all at this point). Just sayin’.

        All I really miss about not living in the good ole good ole are the vast supermarkets with 30 kinds of cheese and a dozen varieties of hummus and always a pleasant surprise or two.

        Like Albertson’s.

        I advise those visiting the USA for the first time to be sure to spend time wandering in the supermarkets. Nothing like it anywhere else.

        • Islander September 16, 2023 at 7:52 am #

          I was surprised when a German visitor said that food is much more expensive here than in Europe.

          This was over ten years ago, so I don’t know.

          Speedy, are there any programs there whereby hunters and fishermen donate their catch to senior centers, food pantries, etc.?

          A few days ago I cooked a steak for myself and a friend, and I have to say that I felt much more energetic the next day. The same goes after I eat a plate of liver, or other organ meats. The latter are cheap. There are very nice ways to cook them.

          This a.m. I am going to the next town, where there is a family-owned supermarket with its own butcher/meat department, to buy some organ meats. They sell beef liver, chicken livers, chicken hearts, etc. from the chickens that they purchase whole. Most people are disgusted by organ meats, but it used to be a nutrition rule of thumb to eat organ meats once a week and also fish once a week.

          • Islander September 16, 2023 at 11:41 am #

            Chicken hearts, $1.59/lb.

            Beef liver, $3.06/lb.

          • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

            “I was surprised when a German visitor said that food is much more expensive here than in Europe.”

            Food is much cheaper in Europe, and Germany is cheaper than most of Europe.

            The quality is also superior in most cases.

    • elysianfield September 16, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      Speedy,
      I do the same, for the most part. I, since the early 90’s, rebuilt and used VW diesel vehicles exclusively…Rabbits, Golf, etc.

      I came to realize that it is a useful trait, but an uncalled for one, in our present circumstances. Those little VWs are death traps, and I knew it at the time, but recognized their future utility. Finally bought a nice road car, and kept the VWs in reserve. Enjoy life while the prices are moderate, retreat to the lowest common denominator when required.

      Live to your means, live otherwise when required.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

        How are “gently used” tank prices in your area, or have you decided to settle for a tracked APC? I can see advantages to both.

        • elysianfield September 16, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

          Diss,
          At one time, I could afford a low ball deal on one. However, I, as an exercise, am trying to keep my yearly income under $12K as a method of tax avoidance, toys of that sort are, at this point, out of the question..

          Not evasion…avoidance. Don’t like how Uncle Sugar is spending our money? Walk the walk.

          • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 9:26 am #

            Good man, Ely! I’m headed in that direction too I’m afraid, by hook or by crook. Presently fortifying the compound while dependable income still comes in.

  55. Chris September 16, 2023 at 3:46 am #

    Conundrum…? Way to go, Jimbo! So much fun I read it twice. And I thought we’d have to burn the WH down to get “Jack and Jill” out of it, but maybe the “drugster” has “dood it for us.”

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    • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

      Conundrum…? Way to go, – Chris

      ========

      Back in the day, when I was out on a weekend night lookin’ to get lucky, I always carried a conundrum in my wallet.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

        *Rimshot*

      • Chris September 17, 2023 at 8:53 am #

        And speaking of the day… in the Navy in the 60’s, we passed out a lot of ‘em prior to hitting ports in the Philippians and Hong Kong.

  56. Islander September 16, 2023 at 7:41 am #

    I understand rioting if one has longstanding grievances. But I don’t understand the wilful destruction of infrastructurej—not only buildings, but also fire safety infrastructure. I find the account of luring firefighters to a neighborhood and then attacking them worse than arson itself.

    Call it infra-DE-structure.

    Do white people do this?
    Wreck infrastructure?

    Just reading about Trenton, NJ, because of the important ceramics industry there (I just made a fantastic find at the thrift shop). And I see this:

    “The Trenton Riots of 1968 were a major civil disturbance that took place during the week following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 4. Race riots broke out nationwide following the murder of the civil rights activist. More than 200 Trenton businesses, mostly in Downtown, were ransacked and burned.

    “More than 300 people, most of them young black men, were arrested on charges ranging from assault and arson to looting and violating the mayor’s emergency curfew.

    “In addition to 16 injured policemen, 15 firefighters were treated at city hospitals for injuries suffered while fighting raging blazes or inflicted by rioters.

    “Area residents pulled false alarms and would then throw bricks at firefighters responding to the alarm boxes.

    “This experience, along with similar experiences in other major cities, effectively ended the use of open-cab fire engines. As an interim measure, the Trenton Fire Department fabricated temporary cab enclosures from steel deck plating until new equipment could be obtained.

    ” The losses incurred by downtown businesses were initially estimated by the city to be $7 million, but the total of insurance claims and settlements came to $2.5 million.[53] ”

    WTF? BLM riots are nothing new.
    But perhaps reflect the neo-racism of the Age of Obama.

    • BackRowHeckler September 16, 2023 at 9:22 am #

      Meanwhile, last night in Chicago, downtown business & and shopping districts closed off due to hundreds of thousands of people in the streets celebrating Independence Day.

      Mexican Independence Day.

    • BackRowHeckler September 16, 2023 at 9:35 am #

      Also in Chicago … cash bail ends Monday.

      No longer can an esteemed Southside Gangbanger exclaim “Free on bond, free on bond, thank God almighty I’m free on bond.”

      There is no more bond, and you’re free to go. (No matter what the crime)

  57. 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Lauren Boobert issues a public apology for being white-trash, having no class, no sense of decorum, being obnoxious, being loud, and vaping in a theater before being escorted out and flipping the bird to ushers at what I assume is a children’s production, or perhaps some lowbrow (although they prefer “midbrow” musical number.

    Embracing the current victimhood sentiment she blames her behavior on her public and difficult divorce.

    She fell short of her values, as she puts it.

    Who is she kidding? She never had those values. They are criteria she, nor a very large percentage of this imbecilic populace, cannot identify let alone meet.

    • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      Rather fetching little filly.

      https://tinyurl.com/wk87pu9c

      • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 11:07 am #

        Some impressive Whiskey Tango credentials:

        -from Florida
        -teen pregnancy
        -High school dropout
        -GED
        -Born, again

        • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          There goes that fantasy! 😉

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            Why did that get elevated? I do not know.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            That’s the greatest thing you’ve ever done and you didn’t do it.

            Like the student who was asked, What is electricity? He replied, I knew but I forgot. The Teacher said, Great. The only person to ever understand what is electricity is has forgotten.

        • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          On second thought, Av, throw in – lives in a trailer park on the outskirts of town, and I might be in love again. ;0

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            She may not live there these days but she frequents

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

            You can take the wench out of the trailer park, but you can never take the trailer park out of the wench.

        • Jarek September 16, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          This is the kind of guy you don’t want living next to you. He’s not an ally. Don’t kid yourself, he sees you as the same as Boebert.

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Ally? Jaego and his sissy melodrama

            You consider Boobsbert the leadership needed? The kind that will outsmart and outmaneuver the lunatic left? You’re always harping on about the founders, do you place her in the same rarefied air?

            Of course she isn’t. She’s a role player in the controlled opposition troupe better known as the GOP.

            Vaping in a crowded theater at a children’s production?

            GED?

            Dis knows how she arrived where she is: a loose chick with big guns and bigger guns.

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            Yaros had his funny bone removed as a child due to a congenital defect, rendering him completely unappreciative of any form of sarcasm, satire, or humor. It’s been a tough slog for him ever since, but thanks to comment boards like this, he’s still found a semi-welcoming place in the world where his remaining talents can be recognized.

    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      Well a lot of people need the bird flipped at them so.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

        You go, firecracker!

  58. Islander September 16, 2023 at 11:40 am #

    More ULEX-type madness:

    httpX://dailysceptic.org/2023/09/16/mark-drakefords-ulez-style-war-on-motorists-sparks-backlash-as-locals-blast-stupid-plan-to-impose-blanket-20mph-speed-limit-across-wales/

    • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

      20 mph.

      Hahahahahahaha!

      This period in history is, no doubt, the stupidest in history.

    • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 8:44 am #

      I’m surprised Penny Mordaunt spoke out against it – she’s the advanced guard in Parliament in the campaign to rubbish Andrew Bridgen. She’s NWO up to her eyeballs (former military too, if I remember correctly?).

  59. gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 11:42 am #

    @12SK7GT on Xcreeter:

    “People yearn for superhuman Incredibles who have everything under control, even if it’s malevolent.”

    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

      I just wish I could speak things into existence..oh well

  60. Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    One……..

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    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      What are you counting down for, Q?

      • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

        You’ll know tomorrow.

        • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

          Armand’s passing. You gave it away below.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

            That was vicious. You laugh too much and look what it’s led to.

          • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

            Always with the drama.

  61. 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

    It was only a matter of time before the global deep state and their propaganda arms me too’d Brand.

    There is a scorched earth campaign against any all who question the globalist elite.

    • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 8:40 am #

      Yep, he’s being Assanged.

      news.sky.com/story/russell-brand-denies-serious-criminal-allegations-he-claims-are-being-made-against-him-12962257

      • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        Some say they are using AI – a very useful legal tool…..

  62. OG September 16, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

    Rolling Stones – New Album

    Mick, Keef & Ronnie are the pop culture flavour of the day (yet again). Hackney Diamonds is the Stones’ 24th studio album and their first album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Host Jimmy Fallon is goofy, imho, but this is still an entertaining album release – in a grand theatre Hackney.

    youtube.com/watch?v=NSzJhzfDtS4

    Here is the album’s first single, Angry:

    youtube.com/watch?v=_mEC54eTuGw

    • OG September 16, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

      For those who were there and for those who wish they were:

      Rolling Stones ~ Beggars Banquet [1968]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/KUqvHmOgxrlb?
      Rolling Stones ~ Let It Bleed [1969]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/WEBvERCFtsbh?
      Rolling Stones ~ Sticky Fingers [1971]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/TmvccxjATsoa?
      Rolling Stones ~ Exile On Main St [1972]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/qSTTMN99O6iD/?
      Rolling Stones ~ Some Girls [1978]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/KLibguB1PeQ7?
      Rolling Stones ~ Tattoo You [1981]?bitchuteDOTcom/video/CByVmxtqe0VH/?

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        You old hippy, you!

        • OG September 16, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

          Haven’t you heard, Dis? Us old hippies are gonna inherit the earth.

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

            Well then, by all means I’m in. And don’t bogart the damn spliff! And like I used to remind the MountainFinc all the time, PLEASE no alcohol in the bong water! It’s an abuse of both.

          • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

            And = As

        • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

          The Rolling Stones suck and have always sucked.

        • DaveO907 September 16, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

          “Hippie,” thank you.

  63. Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

    Today is Saturday. Nine years ago this date was a Tuesday.

    Today the early morning weather in Miramar, FL was 83F with an expected high of 90F and sunny. Nine years ago this date the weather was likely similar.

    When Armand heard the thud of two newspapers landing on the concrete pad at his front door he poked his head out and scanned the neighborhood to make sure there was no one in view with whom a normal person would have been expected to acknowledge with a smile and a “hi.” But for Armand, a recluse extraordinaire, such an interaction was to be avoided at all cost.

    Being ‘all clear’ he stepped out and retrieved his two papers, the WSJ and the Miami Herald, and quickly ducked back inside. Little did Armand know that these were the last two newspapers he would ever see.

    He took the papers to his bedroom and sat in an old comfortable chair whose various tears in the leather had been duck-taped. He could easily have afforded a new chair but that would have reduced the total of his net worth, an outcome always to be avoided.

    He turned to the TV section of the Herald and ticked off the shows he planned to watch that day. Later on in the afternoon he pulled up on his computer the Excel file containing all the investment detail of his net worth. This was an obsession that far exceeded being a hobby.

    His update completed, Armand ‘saved’ this spreadsheet file at 3:30 pm on Sept 16, 2014, so we know he was still alive at this time.

    • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

      Do you mean Albert? Did he have a shiny golden ball cap? His husband owned the Bird Cage theater?

      • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

        Albert?

        His husband?

        A couple of poofters, I assume.

        • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

          Armand was the owner of the Bird Cage. It was a French book or film before it was a Robin Williams comedy. Late 90”s I believe.
          Same name, same south Florida locale

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

            Robin Williams played Armand.
            Nathan Lane played Albert. Many thought Lane stole the show.

    • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      “Lateron in the afternoon he pulled up on his computer the Excel file”

      The passive voice is killing me

      • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

        The passive voice is killing me – Avatar

        ===========

        I wouldn’t know the passive voice from a tenor voice. What makes it passive?

        Write the sentence for me in a non-passive voice that you would prefer.

      • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        Later in the afternoon, Albert opened the excel file on his computer

        • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

          Albert opened the Excel file – 100th

          =========

          For starters, my brother’s name is Armand.

          I stand by every word and the order in which they are arranged.

          Is there such a thing as “the aggressive voice?”

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            And you never knew he was gay?

          • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            I like this approach:

            “Armand opened the excel file. It was well past lunch, and he was ready to usher in the evening. As the file loaded, he thought about the new investments he had made recently. You see, this excel file contained all the investment detail of his net worth. He was excited to quantify a whole months worth of speculation.”

          • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

            He took the papers to his bedroom and sat in an old comfortable chair. The various rips and tears in the leather had been duct-taped in a vain effort to put off the inevitable. He had the money to buy a new one, but he would not. Frivolous purchases like that are unreasonable , to spend money would diminish his net worth and that was unacceptable.

          • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            I like this approach: – Qwib

            ===========

            Nicely done. There are infinite ways to tell the same story.

      • Islander September 16, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

        Where is the passive voice here?

        Or is this an in joke of some kind?

    • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      “Being ‘all clear’ he stepped out…”

      Was his acne medication working perfectly on the morning?

      Is this a novel?

      • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        Being in the clear or having the all clear

        • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          I read as his path being “all clear,” so, it sounds like a misplaced modifier to me.

          • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            I agree with you, I’m just offering suggestions
            That probably suck

    • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      But I’m hooked nevertheless

    • BackRowHeckler September 16, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

      “Duck tape”?

      Don’t you mean ‘Duct’ tape?

      We can bust balls too, Q.

      • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

        I’m mortified.

        • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          The point is that you know it is wrong. As do most of the people here who mistakenly post typos.
          I find my phone or my computer will not accept my words and instead makes autocorrections (auto-fill) that are wrong.

          Point:

          No sense in castigating people. If it was important the site would allow for edits.

          • SpeedyBB September 16, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

            Who is it you are castrating?

          • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

            The point is that you know it is wrong. As do most of the people here who mistakenly post typos. – 100th

            ===========

            My error was not a typo. It was a flat-out mistake made because I allowed myself to not be fully mentally engaged. My computer would not recognize my error and make an autocorrection because ‘duck’ is an actual word.

            I make lots of errors and for every one I feel mortified. That’s what makes me different than most commenters here on CFN. In other words, I give a shit.

          • 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

            You know it’s tape for duct work, and we’re all fairly confident of that.

            Besides this is what you get for having Peter taking dictation:

            Home intercom:

            *BZZZZZZ*
            “Peter, you there?
            *BZZZZZZ*
            “Peter?”
            “Quincy? Quincy, uh, I’m here…. gosh I can’t hear shit on this thing!”

            “Great Pete, say listen, why don’t you come down to my study in say 5, and take some dictation for me, and you know, earn your keep?”

            “Oh Quincy, you’re the dickens himself… can you give me 10 minutes? I’m finishing up with my bookie before kickoff”

            “Damn it Peter, we told you about that… ugh… we’ll talk about that later”

            *knock at the study door*
            “C’mon in Pete, go ahead and make yourself comfortable at my desk it will only take a few minutes…. my gout has flared up and the rheumatism is really working my digits over… I got the page pulled up, you just need to type verbatim.”

            “Quincy, is the website with all the mean and nasty people who you say can’t write for shit? I dunno Quincy, Bo doesn’t like when you’re on here, she says it sets you in a mood.”

            “Listen Peter, you just need to type, OK? Did I ever tell you about Salt Seafood in New Brunswick? They get these Carolina shrimp brought in daily, daily! And they’re thicker than the gals in a BLM march, now listen closely see, I need to head over that way next week, and if you do this favor…”

            “Ohhhh gohhhd! I can taste them already… start speaking, start speaking (Peter flexes fingers cracks knuckles)”

            Peter, where was I? Peter! Damnit, are you daydreaming about the shrimp?”

            “Oohhh, uh, we stopped at duck tape”

            “What was that?”

            “Duck tape Quincy”

            “Damn hearing aid is buzzing.. OK.. type…”

        • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

          Why? Nearly every post you make is full of errors.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

        It’s actually widely sold as “duck tape” now. At least here locally.

        • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 12:31 am #

          Thus the Duck Dynasty.

          • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 10:37 am #

            Nice connection. Wonder what ever happened to those old coots?

    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

      This is kinda sad, Q. So I guess Armand wouldn’t have been happy if a cheerful neighbor stopped by with baked goods just to say hey?

      • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

        Oh, God forbid, NO!

      • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 12:32 am #

        The vampire Armand didn’t want to catch any rays…..

        • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

          Armand lived in a complex of modest town houses. Less than half a block away to the left from his unit was a very nice swimming pool. Two or three blocks to the right was yet another swimming pool. On a visit a couple of decades ago I suggested “How ’bout let’s go to the pool?” The answer was an adamant “no!”

          It had nothing to do with catching some rays. It was all about the likelihood that there would be other people there.

          • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

            It sounds like Armand had an intense social phobia. Someone should have worked with him, Q. I would have knocked on his door and said “Mr Armand, I know your in there and you don’t want to talk but you don’t need to be up in there all by yourself all the time. I’ll come back some other time. The cookies are on the welcome mat for whenever you want em. I hope you have a good rest of your day. Bye” Over some time he would opened the door a sliver. You have to have super patience with someone who has social phobia.

    • GreenAlba September 16, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

      The first half of that story would have been redundant if Armand had lived in the UK, where people delivering letters or newspapers put them through the letter box, a quaint invention designed to make it possible to pick up the newspaper or letters while you’re still in your pyjamas, without anyone seeing.

      • Disaffected September 16, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

        Would you describe your life in the UK as at all bucolic, GA? I remember the Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany in 1990 that way. SUCH a beautiful place!

        • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 8:58 am #

          Well, my life isn’t bucolic, Dis, as I live in a city, but there is lots of bucolic around once you get out of the cities! Most people live in towns and cities, though. We industrialised first, remember … and now we are post-industrial, which isn’t the same as bucolic, as you know. Most of Scotland’s population lives in the Central Belt, largely between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

          Anyway, nobody likes wet newspapers, especially if it’s Sunday morning and they’re picking them up and taking them back to bed. 🙂

          • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 10:35 am #

            Thanks. It looks very nice on Google street view. The countryside, that is. I so long for cloudy skies, maybe some fog, and light drizzle!

      • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

        In ‘murica we’re proud of our synthetic Chinese fleece PJ’s.
        So proud that our slovenly fat asses wear them out shopping at the Wally-Mart or Kroger where we slump over our cart, using it as an improvised walking aid while we shuffle our slippered feet down the frito-lay and soda aisle before loading up our store-by-fours and mall-terrain vehicles with a week’s worth of snackage for a week’s worth of big games.
        Stay frosty

        • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 9:14 am #

          That’s not unknown here, Avatar. My husband works in an out-of-hours GP unit, where it has been known for a pair of women to arrive together, both dressed in ‘onesies’, sometimes with integral rabbit ears, because it’s late evening and that’s what they were wearing when it occurred to them that bothering a doctor at no cost to themselvesa might be more entertaining than whatever was on the telly.
          If they play their cards right, the NHS may even send out a ‘free’ taxi to pick them up, and possibly also to take them home, although, if it turns out they came for very little reason, they are more likely to be offered a bus ticket home, which they take with some indignation.

        • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          a week’s worth of snackage – 100th

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

          I love your invention of the word snackage. I will be using it in the future. You can depend on it.

      • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

        the UK, where people delivering letters or newspapers put them through the letter box, a quaint invention designed to make it possible to pick up the newspaper or letters while you’re still in your pyjamas, – GreenAlba

        ===========

        Some homes here in the Colonies have these mail slots. We are not THAT technologically behind the UK. However, those slots are not ubiquitous because newspapers like the NYT have grown too thick, especially on weekends, to fit through. And, what a disaster it would have been if Armand’s newspapers had dropped through a slot instead of piling up outside for the neighbor to see. The decay of Armand’s body would have proceeded until a stench had engulphed the neighborhood.

        The detective told us it was quite common for old people (especially retirees) to drop dead in their homes with no one the wiser. He told us that we were very fortunate Armand had been found after only 5 days and that even two or three days more and his home would have been unsaleable.

        • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          My comment was tongue in cheek, Q. But we are used to seeing American films where a suburban paper boy or girl flings the newspaper vaguely into the garden from the pavement as he or she cycles past. That certainly wouldn’t work in the British climate. And you have those little boxes on a pole at the end of your driveways for the post. For a country usually so pernickety about customer service, you seem to let the postal service and the newsagents get away with the lazy option! 🙂

          In the stair next to me (my flat is what they call a ‘maindoor flat’, i.e. there’s a little gate and a postage-stamp-sized garden, with an individual front door, rather than having to go into the ‘stair’ entrance) there lives a couple who give us a Christmas card every year, which means I have to get them one too. Their letter box is so ridiculously small that I have to remember to look out for a small card especially for them. If they got an A4 letter that said ‘please do not bend’, I presume the postie would have to ring the bell or leave it on the doormat.

          In France, there’s always a unit in the lobby with everyone’s letter boxes, but our posties have to be fit, as they need to climb stairs all day long.

          Re Armand, I presume, since most people don’t get paper newspapers any more, that fewer people are discovered dead within a few days. Curtains sometimes give it away, of course – either because they’re open all the time or closed all the time, but not in a block of flats.

          As I’ve mentioned on here before, my own nightmare scenario would be, if my husband goes before me, that my children might find me half eaten by the dog in its desperation. I’m guessing doggy desperation would set in after maybe one day.

          • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            My comment was tongue in cheek, Q. – GA

            =========

            There is so much here that we could talk about but alas the Jets game begins in 15 mins so I must go down to the kitchen and haul up to my man cave three hours worth of “snackage.”

  64. whitebeach September 16, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

    James James James why no mention of Mrs Obama. She WILL be the answer to the clusterf*ck party. Come on let lose!

    • 100th Avatar September 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      Someone above mentioned a ghost in the machine who will come in and win the “election”.
      This is a perfect example

    • Q. Shtik September 16, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      Come on let lose! – whitebeach

      ==========

      loose

      By my unscientific estimate, six out of ten people get this wrong.

      lose rhymes with booze

      loose rhymes with moose

      • Qwibqwib September 16, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

        LOL! At first I thought this was “lose rhythm with booze”

      • Night Owl September 16, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

        Shut up, for fuck’s sake.

        You suck.

      • OG September 16, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

        Hey Q! Thanks for keeping us on our toes. Much appreciated!

      • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 12:29 am #

        Q: What kind of equity do you have on your life insurance?

        Night Owl prays to his god, “fuck”.

        • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

          What kind of equity do you have on your life insurance? – Jar

          ===========

          I don’t have any life insurance. I don’t need any because I am the sole inheritor of Armand’s net worth.

          BTW, it is clear to me that Armand never had any intention of someday spending his money on a world cruise or some such as that would have involved interacting with people.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Pretty good wages for a once a month reception of a meme or comic.

            Your only sibling? Your love is natural.

    • SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

      Wow that is so weird. And Tafari Campbell was never able to make it to shore. Its wild to think of what possible Obama secrets went with him.

  65. Amman September 16, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

    GENERAL HYPOTHESIS – Anything the mainstream news discusses is not worth discussing.

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    • OG September 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

      *Excluding Red Sox @ Blue Jays, of course.

  66. SoftStarLight September 16, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

    I always have to use a dictionary to read Mr. K’s posts lol.

    I don’t understand this one. mirabile dictu. According to Merriam-Webster it is a Latin phrase that means: wonderful to relate. So it seems like it was used in a sarcastic manner in the context of its position within the post. Is that a correct understanding?

    • Islander September 16, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

      My mother used to use this phrase.

      I’m not sure that sarcasm is exactly the intention.

      It certainly would sound strange to say in English “wonder to relate.”

      So its use has a specific purpose not served by a standard English phrase. It definitely conveys a certain tone.

      Maybe bemusement?

      • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        It was big over at Naked Capitalism for a time. I always took it as an elegant way to say “Duh!”

        Roughly: Funny of you to just now say/realize what pretty much everyone who’s been paying attention knew already!

  67. OG September 16, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (2023)

    bitchuteDOTcom/video/hsDomXwHHNNl/

    Anyone who ever liked President Trump owes him at least 7 minutes now, imho. If you are pressed time, skip the cool intro and just watch from 2:00-9:00.

    “There’s a big difference between President and Commander-in-Chief.”

    The open-minded will listen to what Q is saying if, for no other reason, than to better understand and debunk the growing belief in America that this film is startlingly accurate and best explains what the flip is going on lately.

    Bonus: Go to 11:20 to see President Nixon announce the “temporary” change of US Fed notes going to 100% fiat currency on August 15, 1971.

  68. Islander September 16, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

    Clarity, thy name is McCullough.

    httpX://rumble.com/v3hwcgm-dr.-mcculloughs-speech-at-the-european-parliament.html?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      Excellent speech. I would like to send it to a former work colleague who said ‘oh, McCullough – he’s the one who’s been debunked’ (presumably by the Guardian). But I doubt she’d listen.

    • DaveO907 September 17, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

      That was as good as the one posted on here several weeks ago. That he did not repeat virtually anything from that previous speech is a testament to his razor-sharp mind.
      Oh the far too many fools who will not listen and refuse to hear him out. As stated in a previous comment up-page, it’s no wonder the meddlers like Gates despise the masses and take such pervy pleasure in running further life and death games and gains upon us. And I’ll bet BG still gets his jollies pulling the wings and legs off flies… One by one…

  69. Islander September 16, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

    Has anyone here ever heard of Nate Hagens?

    httpX://www.postcarbon.org/our-people/nate-hagens/

    One of his podcasts—which are titled “Frankly”— was linked in the current comment thread at Our Finite World.

    It is quite good. Frankly 43.

    • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

      Came out of 2000’s peak-oil circles JHK was also in. Hundreds of great podcasts. I wonder if he’s been on a CFN podcast.

      • gustafson.robert.22 September 16, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

        I thought his podcast was called “Great Simplification.” May have more than one.

        • Islander September 17, 2023 at 8:27 am #

          Yes, I saw that title at his webpage or somewhere when I did a search.

          He seems real—by which I mean not bought.

  70. 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 12:49 am #

    Assange only had a single charge of rape, the press working on behalf of the global order cabal used their vindictive alchemy to manifest 4 charges after searching the 4 corners of the earth and decades into the past to takedown a v-neck t-shirt loving alt-media phenomenon

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    • BackRowHeckler September 17, 2023 at 8:58 am #

      This is exactly what’s happening with Russell Brand right now. There is nothing like rape accusations, especially if the alleged incident occurred 20-25 years ago and cannot be disproved, to take down a political opponent.

      Sometime it works, sometime it doesn’t; why not take a shot?

      • Islander September 17, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        Very disturbing

        For me the problem with Brand has always been his over-the-top out-of-control style.

        Perhaps that appeals to younger people.

        The charges are obviously disturbing; the question, as always, is the timing.

        As for Katie Perry’s keeping info “for a rainy day,” that is a very poor choice of words.

        “The sixties screwed up a hell of a lot,” and one of the biggest screw-ups was the normalization of sexual promiscuity.

        Many men/boys thought they now had the right to do as they please with successions of women/girls. and the women/girls thought they had to go along with it.

        Then add drugs.

        • 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 11:09 am #

          Being a comedian and actor by trade partially explains his hyperventilating delivery. Being a former addict, to many things, also contributed.

          The charges are not that disturbing when considering the age of consent in the UK and the fact that the girl’s mother was aware of the relationship… if anything that is being reported is to be believed.

          But this is all background noise to what should be the primary question:

          Why is the media, now, targeting Brand in what amounts to a prolonged and coordinated attack?

          The same media and infotainment complex that will do anything to bring Polanski back to the US.

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            Why does anyone want to bring Polanski bACK to the USA?

            Because he is Polish?

            Re Brand, AS I SAID, timing is all.

            As with the Kavanaugh confirmation circus.

            Just sayin’, though, the sixties DID screw up a lot.

        • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          Right. Put it all on us. As if women no sexual desires of their own. And as if some don’t make false accusations of rape.

          Horrible as usual.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

            Some women do make false allegations of rape. And others, as in this situation, probably have someone suggest to them that they might.

            But regarding sexual desires, one thing that changed in the 60s was that the contraceptive pill removed women’s and girls’ legitimate excuse for not having random sexual encounters, or even for not sleeping with their boyfriends – the fear of getting pregnant. Once that excuse disappeared, you either got with the programme or you were accused of being ‘frigid’. The contraceptive pill was a gift to men far more than it was a gift to women. It also meant men could live with a girlfriend for years, then decide they fancied a change before settling down. That was far less possible before ‘the Pill’.

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            GA: Correct on every point.

          • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

            So….? Women do have sexual desires? And the pill freed them to explore them? I mean this is pretty basic, mainstream feminism. I know because I read and listen.

            You two are some kind of neo (sans political connotations) conservative types who don’t care about that freedom per se, but very much like the old power to blame men for everything.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

            Nice strawman, but it won’t work.

            Who said anything about women having no sexual desires? They had to keep the lid on their sexual desires for most of history, since the shame of having babies out of wedlock fell entirely on the women, as men were excused everything because they were men.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

            Remember you’re the hypocrite who says women should only have sex with one man, while men should have sex with as many women as they want, an arrangement that necessitates the existence of a cohort of women whom hypocrites like yourself wouldn’t want to marry.

            I didn’t say everything was men’s fault. I said that the Pill benefited men more than women, which is true.

            I’ve known several women who’ve stuck loyally by a man for a decade, hoping to have a family with him, only to find him get restless and find himself somebody younger, and before you can say ‘selfish user’ he’s got a family, and the one who stuck with him for a decade not only has no partner and no family, but she’s now in the age group where the same men will talk about her biological clock ticking, as they warn their friends about women looking for a ‘sperm donor’.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 9:51 pm #

            You also said a society can’t function if it doesn’t control female sexuality.

            You are the most egregious hypocrite on this board.

  71. Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 1:08 am #

    Zero……..

    Unbeknownst to anyone, Armand died in the wee morning hours of September 17, 2014. His body was discovered on the floor at the foot of his bed five days later. The lady next door, an employee of the Miramar, FL Police Dept, spotted a telltale pileup of newspapers at Armand’s door and surmised correctly what it meant.

    A detective and other department personnel gained access and thoroughly investigated the scene. They found a slip of paper in Armand’s wallet saying “In case of emergency call my brother, Q. Shtik at 732-xxx-xxxx.”

    Armand lived 77 years and four months to the day. Our father and both grandfathers died at 75. I will turn 83 in November so I count myself as living on borrowed time.

    This is my 8th retelling of this tale which I do “religiously” on this anniversary because I believe the only life after death is in memory. Armand’s ashes reside in a pyramid I had been building that summer and by happenstance had screwed the capstone piece into place just hours before receiving a call from the Miramar Police detective.

    • 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 8:33 am #

      Condolensces and best memories, but you do realize all this pyramid and capstone stuff will trigger Jaego and his broken-record mumblings?
      And what of his apron/badge?

      • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

        And what of his apron/badge? – 100th

        ===========

        I don’t understand the question. Who’s apron/badge? Is this some kind of reference to Masonry?

        • 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          Yes

      • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        I stand up for Whites and you don’t like that. You like it when they take up your jibes and mock themselves unto utter self hatred. That is your intent.

        I will always throw a monkey wrench into you works, often bouncing it off your munky head.

        • 100th Avatar September 17, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

          Uhhuh

    • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 9:28 am #

      Imagine! The Q. a sentimentalist at heart! Underneath that gruff, rational exterior…

    • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

      Wow! So this is the Big Kahuna. This is really sad, Q. That Armand was there for five days passed away before anyone noticed. It is really heartening though that you do keep the memory of Armand alive like this. It’s very thoughtful of you. Seriously Armand’s ashes are contained in a pyramid? That is pretty wild. It’s kinda strange Q. It sounds kind of occult lol. But it’s neat too. Gosh this is so interesting.

      • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

        Seriously Armand’s ashes are contained in a pyramid? – SSL

        ===========

        Yes, it’s true. And the pyramid is kind of a local known landmark. I’m very proud of it. Every couple of years I power wash it and give it a fresh coat of cedar colored wood preservative. Armand’s ashes are in the plastic and cardboard container as delivered to me by a funeral place down in Florida which I then placed in a lidded plastic bucket and hung from a hook inside the pyramid. Contained with it is a typed writeup of the whole saga for someone to discover 50 years hence when I am long gone.

        • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 11:17 pm #

          That is quite something, Q. I think its neat.

  72. Islander September 17, 2023 at 8:24 am #

    Great laff break for Sunday a.m.:

    “2023 – Worst of Woke Awards”

    httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1kSoPd8KaY

    Very funny—although I never saw any of these movies.

    This was linked at a story at ZeroHedge, here:

    “Hollywood Is Dead; Here’s Why No One Cares”

    httpX://www.zerohedge.com/political/hollywood-dead-heres-why-no-one-cares

    • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 10:28 am #

      The Wokies! Hopefully this will be an annual thing from now until we finally bury this shit for once and for all.

      • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

        Ditto.

        I thought the patter was pretty clever.

        Guy is talented!

  73. Islander September 17, 2023 at 8:42 am #

    Another laff break for Sunday:

    httpX://dailysceptic.org/2023/09/16/equestrian-statue-of-angela-merkel-collapses-spontaneously-under-its-own-weight/

    It’s all true! Check out the photos.

    • Disaffected September 17, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      LOL! Can’t help but be reminded of this:

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

    • gustafson.robert.22 September 17, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      3D printing gonna change the world.

      • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        Yeah, like, engineering and materials science . . .

    • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

      LOL what an absolutely hideous thing and concept. Too funny! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  74. elysianfield September 17, 2023 at 11:17 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Jann Wenner, Founder of the Rolling Stone Magazine, of which our Host was at one time a part, is receiving criticism;

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/jann-wenner-rolling-stone-rock-hall/2023/09/17/id/1134788/

    Apparently, there was much sub level articulatin’ going on…and Jann wasn’t having any of it.

    You feelin’ me?

    • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      “She didn’t, in my mind, meet that test,” he told the Times.”

      So now, a writer, editor, and actual cultural genius has to have wokies tell them whom to interview, even if these people bore him?

      This is so obnoxious.

      Maybe Wenner said too much, implying that the blacks and women have nothing to say. I am sure they have something to say, but that something does not interest Wenner, for whatever reasons. Maybe Wenner should have emphasized his own abilities instead of accepting the interviewer’s frame.

      Maybe he should have said, “Page number was determined by my publisher. I had to prioritize the people who had the most interesting perspectives.

      “I built up my very successful and influential publication by exercising my editorial judgment.

      “Have you lately founded and managed a startup publication that quickly became iconic, a must-read? This is not a popularity contest. It is not about anyone’s music, or their influence, or their position on the charts. ”

      Go on the offensive with these media mediocrities.

      • SpeedyBB September 17, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

        This may be an appropriate place to slot in a curious WIRED article on AI fakery and the detection of same, considering how the level of commitment and attention spans of both writers and readers have degraded severely since the advent of you-know-what.

        My somewhat privileged free-lance English-language editor / poofreader gig in a non-English-speaking country is under attack, as clients not unnaturally chunk their crummy translations into one of the AI maws, to get that “just-good-enough” quality copy for annual reports, company profiles and other such dreck (sayeth the Dreckmeister).

        Here’s a quote from the piece:

        “After almost 20 years of typing words for money, I can say from experience, writing sucks. Ask any professional writer and they’ll tell you, it’s the worst, and it doesn’t get easier with practice. I can attest that the enthusiasm and curiosity required to perpetually scan the world, dig up facts, and wring them for meaning can be hard to sustain. And that’s before you factor in the state of the industry: dwindling rates, shrinking page counts, and shortening attention spans (readers’ and my own). I keep it up because, for better or worse, it’s now who I am. I do it not for pleasure but because it feels meaningful—to me at least.”

        Xhttps://www.wired.com/story/ai-detection-chat-gpt-college-students/?

  75. Amman September 17, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    Truth and Fiction collide.

    Xhttps://www.zerohedge.com/political/hollywood-dead-heres-why-no-one-cares

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    • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

      Be sure to watch the Wokies Awards.

    • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

      It’s so true. Hollywood is another victim of The Long Emergency. Rigid stereotyping and conclusions before endings are what woke supposedly exists to end, however these same things are the result of woke. So go figure.

  76. Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

    Dr. Mike Yeadon reminds us of the obvious again (via Telegram):

    “There are aspects of his story that I no longer believe are possible. Specifically the gain of function pathogens claim I don’t believe.

    Note, the perpetrators have complete control of the media. Anything they use the media to tell us is lies. With the extent of media control they have, the placement of the Wuhan scary GOF viruses notion into the minds of the gullible can only be a deliberate act. Recall I’ve long argued that release of a real pathogen would cause the perpetrators to cede control of events to chance from that moment. Consider whether they would do that. I submit that they would not.
    A real pathogen would not act predictably. It might fade away without accomplishing their objectives. Or, it might be so devastating that it would collapse the current world order prematurely. The one thing it would be most unlikely to do is serenely move across the world, imparting just the right amount of population illness to precipitate ’emergency responses.'”

    This really is going to go the way of 9/11 with the normies blaming China for “releasing a ‘virus.'”

    • Islander September 17, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      LInk?

    • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Interestinng post by the doctor who writes as ‘A Midwestern Doctor’,

      midwesterndoctor.com/p/thoughts-on-the-existence-of-viruses

      It gives detailed reasons for his views on the virus/no-virus debate, for both viruses generally and covid 19 in particular.

    • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      “Note, the perpetrators have complete control of the media. Anything they use the media to tell us is lies.”

      As big a fan as I am of Mike Yeadon (and of Vernon Coleman, who says the same thing), I don’t know that this is necessarily true. They also us the media to publish limited hangouts, which are not necessarily lies.

      • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        I meant Dr Coleman says the same thing about the media. He is not on the side that says there are no viruses.

      • Islander September 17, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        Yeadon seems to assume only one possible scenrario: deliberate release.

        His argument also seems to assume that no GOF research was going on.

        All of the “tabletop” games that have been conducted do seem to imply a planned pandemic. But the “planning” might not have included a planned release.

        Event 201 *might* have been a response to the realization that a virus had maybe escaped and was already on the loose.

        The “pangolin” as source seems to have been the first linen= of defense.

        The “lab leak” seems to be the second line of defense.

        Deliberate release seems to be far down the list. This is Ron Unz’s argument. Which he makes while at the same time blasting and deriding “anti-vax loons.” I.e., he thinks that the jabs are “real”‘ only the “release” is a nefarious plan.

        According to Dr. David Martin, the jabs were on the shelf waiting for a signal to make their debut already years before. I think Martin has also stated that the SARS-CoV-2 viruses have been patented.

        Taken together the least likely scenario is that there is no virus.

        But I would still like to see an isolate.

        Apparently it is not that easy to get an isolate:
        httpX://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/immunology-and-microbiology/virus-isolation

        But, not impossible.

        • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

          The doctor who writes as ‘A Midwestern Doctor’ also deals with the ‘no isolate’ argument in his rather long but useful article (and yes there are still commenters below it who won’t entertain what he is saying).

          Personally, I’m with Yeadon and Martin that it was pre-planned, but I remain to be convinced of the ‘no-virus’ argument. I have no credentials to back up either of these positions. It’s just my hunch, based on what I’ve read and heard so far.

          As both AMD and Dr Coleman independently point out, what better way to discredit the medical resistance than to introduce the whole no-virus issue? It’s as good as linking anti-vaxxers to flat-earthers.

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

            I just find it amazing that so few in the “truth” movement seem to care.

            “Science” literally can’t show anyone what “Covid” is, and at least half of the “truthers” fly off the handle if one suggests the whole thing is a massive fraud.

            9/11ification is underway, and, sadly, I doubt anything will stop that.

          • OG September 17, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

            I just find it amazing that so few in the “truth” movement seem to care – see Lahaina

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            “I just find it amazing that so few in the “truth” movement seem to care.”

            Oh, boy, spewing my coffiee.

            Bbefore even reading the rest of your comment I highlighted that to note that you are starting to sound like OG. Guilt tripping and a form of virtue signaling in place of discussion.

            Then I saw that OG actually was right BELOW YOU.
            Ha ha ha.

            Talk about predictable.

            Both of you are on the wrong track when it comes to actually participating in a conversation /dialogue / discussion.

            Separated at birth?
            .

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

            NO, did you read what AMD said about isolating viruses?

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

            NO:
            “, and at least half of the “truthers” fly off the handle if one suggests the whole thing is a massive fraud.”

            You are the one flying off the handle here.

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

            “The idea of a virus bioweapon leaking or being released seems absurd at this point.”

            One seems absurd; the other doesn’t.

            The idea that the illness called Covid-19 was not caused by ANYTHING is absurd.

            NB: Covid-19 is NOT the name of a virus. It is the name of an illness. The name saying NOTHING about cause.

            Even if Covid-19 was “just” a flu, the flu is also caused by a virus.

            When people come down with a cold, they don’t say “I came down with a rhinovirus,” or “I came down with a coronavirus.”

            They have no idea what caused their cold, and they don’t care. They deal with the symptoms.

            Which is one reason why I was always suspicious of the “Covid-19” coining. I suspected that it was designed to confuse and obfuscate.

            I have stated this many times on this board.

            The current discussion is an example of just how successful the obfuscation operation has been

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            “sadly” watch:

            “9/11ification is underway, and, sadly, I doubt anything will stop that.”

            Are you saying “is underway” at this board?

            Bollucks.

            BTW, that should be “is under way.”

            It is closed up when used as a preceding adjective (underway fueling).

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Islander going down the Q path?

            https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underway

            I would advise against it.

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

            Yes, GA, I read it.

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

            “I would advise against it.”

            Wow, some people really cannot take a joke.

            Light up, NO.

            BTW, what are you threatening? More such tight-assed comments???? Ooh, I am scared.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

            One thing that is noticeable is that none of the people who are on the no-virus side – whether scientists like Mike Yeadon, medical doctors like Vernon Coleman (whom I respect almost as much as I do Mike Yeadon) or random journalists like Patrick Henningsen, has ever treated a covid patient.

            Pierre Kory, Peter McCullough, Paul Marik, Meryl Nass, Shankara Chetty, George Fareed, Brian Tyson, Zev Zelenko and others too numerous to list, have all treated covid patients. They all know (or knew, in the case of the late Dr Z) that they weren’t treating flu patients or patients with the common cold. They all know/knew what worked to treat those patients. So, if it wasn’t the SARS-CoV-2 virus, then someone needs to prove what it was. Some people say EMF. Some say something was sprayed. Some point out that, in Brescia and Bergamo, there were massive flu vaccine campaigns before people died of covid (that still doesn’t prove what covid is, just that the flu vaxx seems to set people up for a bad covid experience).

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

            And now it was a joke, because you were wrong.

            LOL.

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            GA, there was an early interview with Zelenko, way back when I was posting Corona-Ausschuss sessions.

            His appearance on CA was a clusterfuck, IIRC. He came off very touchy and a bit arrogant.

            I have no idea if they actually treated “Corona” patients, I am merely commenting on all of the things that make no sense–like the fact that they cannot show us what “Covid-19” is, and the fact that there is no test for it, and the fact that they used Godzilla movies to scare us all, and on and on.

            Yeadon and a few others are much better on the science, as they are the experts, but the logic lines up with what I mention above.

            Ultimately, it does not matter if “Covid-19” is real or not; all that matters is that it being used as a means to an end.

          • GreenAlba September 17, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            I totally agree with your last sentence, which is why I think the virus-no virus debate, at this point, is not helpful, for all the reasons explained by ‘A Midwestern Doctor’.

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

            “He came off very touchy and a bit arrogant.”

            No. Zev was not arrogant.
            It was Wohldorf or whatever his name was who was out of line and arrogant in that interview, constantly interrupting and trying to hog the spotlight himself to talk about an event some years in the past and basically compete with Zelenko. Who quite rightly told him to be quiet. The interviewee was Zelenko.

            Also, being touchy and arrogant—if he had been— means NOTHING and is IRRELEVANT regarding treating patients and developing a treatment protocol.

            First you diss McCullough. Now you are dissing Zelenko, who was very courageous and who is now dead and can’t defend himself. Both of whom have actually treated patients with something called covid-19.

            Both doctors kept people out of the hospital and prevented the disease from advancing to its more serious phases.

            .

          • Rooftop Observer September 17, 2023 at 11:25 pm #

            Hey, Night Owl

            Would you please give us an update on the Corona Anschluss law suit? When is that happening?

    • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

      Maybe. But even if the virus were purposefully or accidentally released from the Wuhan lab it is widely known that the US was funding the Wuhan lab. And now it is clear that the CIA was paying off investigators to dismiss the lab leak theory. So a large enough portion of the population knows that China didn’t release any virus with at least the approval of the US gov/intel complex. Not that this changes anything.

      • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

        Aren’t many saying DOD produced the clot shots?

        Moderna is literally a government front?

        That at least makes sense. There is an obvious line of logic, and a decent paper trail, but the evidence for the “virus” is almost non-existent.

        The idea of a virus bioweapon leaking or being released seems absurd at this point.

        • OG September 17, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

          I am pureblood and I was severely sick for the first week of April 2023 and then moderately sick for the rest of that month. I, of course, had had the flu several times in my life but April 2023 was different.

          It was, most assuredly, something.

        • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

          Yeah but a lot of people still believe there is a virus of some sort. So that information has not broken through. I went to get my car inspected the other day and this lady came in and was wearing a mask. I really wanted to be like are your serious right now but I just minded my business. Point being that I think a lot of people think there is a virus but less people are worried or thinking of the blame China narrative.

          • Night Owl September 17, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

            Exactly. They believe. It is a belief.

            We are witnessing the 9/11ification of “Covid.”

        • gustafson.robert.22 September 17, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

          IF there is/was an actual novel virus, it had to be a very mild thing, a mildly novel flu, basically.

          It’s a certainty that the stats for covid were all completely rigged upwards. If you take vaccine-effects out of the picture, almost no working age person was affected seriously by any possible covid virus.

          Even if there was a novel virus, it was weak, and a whole hell of a lot of unrelated conditions and symptoms were ascribed to it erroneously… and superstitiously.

          To me, it makes more sense that there was no actual virus at all. I’m not fully convinced, but leaning a lot harder that way.

          • gustafson.robert.22 September 17, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

            Speaking of superstition, Lahaina.

          • OG September 17, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            Oh yeah? Superstitious? How so?

          • Islander September 17, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

            Gus:
            What do you think caused the illness ?

          • SoftStarLight September 17, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

            Yeah, I do believe the stats were rigged. I’m not really sure about the virus. I do know that I caught something different during that time with mild but weird symptoms.

          • gustafson.robert.22 September 18, 2023 at 6:35 am #

            Islander, SSL,

            We caught something too that year. Like a very dry flu.

            Why couldn’t all these infections have been something else? Flus? Everything tested covid-positive. Everything and the kitchen sink was being attributed to covid. What if it was all just, other bugs, other things?

            I think we got sick just after the vaccines came out, bit it’s hard to remember.

  77. Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

    In a quick perusal of the 9/16/23 NYT I spotted two errors in Section A:

    An article on pg A5 headlined Europeans to Keep Some Missile Sanctions on Iran contained a sub-headline in bolded font that read Next month, Tehran will able to import and export missiles.

    But no problem, NYT editors are not mortified because they know their readers will automatically fill in the missing word “be.”

    On pg A15 a caption under a photo read Senator Ron Johnson acted in solidarity with right-ring Republicans, etc. etc. Again, no one was mortified.

    • Jarek September 17, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

      You said you cancelled your subscription. You disappoint me, Q.

      But yes, it’s all coming down. Mary will stand astride the vast pig pile and do cheers.

      • Q. Shtik September 17, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        You said you cancelled your subscription. You disappoint me, Q. – Jar

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

        No Jar, you misunderstood. I said I would cancel our NYT