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The Great DOJ Werewolf Hunt

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  At long last you know what those plangent cries of Russia! Russia! Russia! ringing across the land signify: America has been turning into Russia, Joe Stalin-vintage, since 2016, just as Lon Chaney turned into a werewolf on-screen back in 1941. Trump Derangement turns out to be an extreme presentation of mass Species Identity disorder, a national altered state that (Wikipedia says): “…typically involves delusions and hallucinations with the transformation only seeming to happen in the mind and behavior of the affected person.”

     Clinical lycanthropy is a very rare condition and is largely considered to be an idiosyncratic expression of a psychotic or dissociative episode caused by another condition such as Dissociative Identity Disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression. It has also been associated with drug intoxication and withdrawal, cerebrovascular disease, traumatic brain injury, dementia, delirium, and seizures…. However, there are suggestions that certain neurological conditions and cultural influences may result in the expression of the human-animal transformation theme that defines the condition.”

      So, now we are to have a grand show trial, in the Stalinist mode, of presidential candidate (and werewolf) Donald Trump on charges actually concocted off-site in the Lawfare laboratory of Commissar for Werewolf Activities Andrew Weissmann and sidekick, Brookings Institute fellow Norm Eisen, late counsel to the House Committee that impeached the werewolf with disappointing results over a telephone call to Ukraine in 2019. And, yes, that would be the same Andrew Weissmann who previously (but surreptitiously) led the team of intrepid Lawfare werewolf exorcists fronted by dementia victim Robert Mueller. Mr. Weissmann’s previous two-year-long werewolf hunt was a bust, too, of course. The werewolf slipped off into the moonstruck night to gnaw on Democrat loins again!

     This time Mr. Weissmann’s front-man is federal attorney Jack Smith, new to the werewolf hunting scene, packing a seven-shot indictment of silver bullets, aiming to show America how it’s done. And just in case he misses those shots, he’s got another gun strapped to his ankle chambering silver bullets engraved with “Jan 6” on the slugs. If you think our world has gotten interesting, better buckle into your Big Boy lounger because this werewolf movie is going places like none before.

     You may have noticed the timing of this new werewolf hunt has a near-magical synchronicity with oddly identical circumstances shimmering around the current occupant of the White House — another case of misplaced official papers. Unlike the Donald Trump werewolf hunt, the “Joe Biden” classified-docs-in-a-garage case is moving at the speed of an Amtrak train with a broken Johnson rod stuck on a sidetrack outside Joppatowne, Maryland, in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. But those purloined classified papers may be the least of “Joe Biden’s” concerns. Why, just the other day a single “whistleblower” document turned up in the House Oversight Committee’s SCIF — a special room for the performance of secret rituals — suggesting that “JB” was on the receiving end of $5 million gratis from some generous soul connected to a Ukrainian natgas company. That payday, for services left murky, when “JB” happened to be Barack Obama’s vice-president, came around the same period as yet other multi-million-dollar gift parcels from China, Russia, and Romania flew into a long list of companies operated by “JB’s” son Hunter, with no known business other than receiving large sums of money and then writing checks to various Biden family members. “Well Sonofabitch…!” as the president himself once said apropos of legal doings in Ukraine.

      You understand, the US Department of Justice — the outfit that employs werewolf hunter Jack Smith — got a hold of that “Joe Biden” Ukraine “whistleblower” receipt a good three years ago, and somehow AG Merrick Garland has been unable to take any action on it since then. It’s been mouldering in some remote FBI file, out of sight and mind until Rep. James Comer (R-KY) subpoenaed it. Apparently, not even the most preliminary inquiry. Nothing to see there. May have been a shortage of federal attorneys not already assigned to the odious Jan 6 “insurrection” incident that so scarily endangered our democracy. Why, they are still rounding up suspects from sea to shining sea for that treasonous caper, so deep, broad, and dark was the conspiracy!

     Springing the werewolf trap on Mr. Trump in the Miami federal district court is sure to intoxicate the, let’s say, thirty percent of the public gripped by lycanthropic hallucinations. You can hear cheers ring out in Santa Monica and the Hamptons today as the “blue” demographic prepares to watch the glorious ordeal of Donald Trump’s legal vivisection. They are forgetting one thing, though: werewolves have powers unknown to mere men who hunt them. Trapping a werewolf is one thing, but holding onto him is another. There are seventeen full moons between now and the next election. A lot can happen, especially among the, let’s say, seventy percent of the public, who disapprove of all this werewolf craziness. The hunters might even find themselves flipped, horrifyingly, into the hunted.


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745 Responses to “The Great DOJ Werewolf Hunt”

  1. lizharmon June 9, 2023 at 9:32 am #

    If this doesn’t work, they still have assassination. Of course, the 70% has revolution…and the guillotine. I wonder if the 1% understands that. Probably not.

    • chopper June 9, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      Its useful to display dead treasonous political leaders for all to see from lamp posts. Therefore, I think hanging them is more appropriate than beheading. However, I am open to other means of accomplishing the same end. We don’t need a consensus to undertake this objective. The clock is ticking. Do you think they hear it?

      • megabeth June 9, 2023 at 9:57 am #

        Let’s take away their rope lines and give all those 1% malefactors processed food, tattoos, and sex-change operations.

      • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        Not going to happen. Things just aren’t bad enough yet. There is no reason for the average stupid American to care……yet. It might get to that point but by then the politicians who foisted this mess upon us will be long gone with their money living in the wastes of the Patagonia.

        I have no faith in the majority of the American people. We will sell ourselves into slavery before we rise up in revolt and the filthy Government currently in power has too much power. Look at what they have done to a bunch of people that walked into their Capitol Building after the Capitol Police opened the doors for them. Can you imagine what Leviathan will do when the people start hanging its people from lamp posts?

        Not going to happen. Slavery is coming for all.

        • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 11:36 am #

          No, by and large, the majority of the lemmings just don’t care about anything other than their needs and wants. Really. I watched them take it up the ass when obummer was president for eight years because they thought it made them less racist, only to discover under Biden that they were racist anyway! I watched them take Bush’s executive order forbidding them to go to Canada to get their prescription drugs without a peep. Better than 60% of them thought Bill Clinton’s sending Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba was a good thing. And I would have thought Biden’s outright admission of his intention to basically eliminate the fossil fuel industry during his debate with Trump would’ve been the kiss of death for him, but the lemmings voted for him anyway! They watched their state democrat governors imprison and then kill their elderly (and in Wisconsin, a mentally handicapped girl) in nursing homes, they watched them allowing antifa and blm rioters burn down their cities and attack and even murder people, and then they turned around the next election and voted for them again. They are perfectly willing to give up any and all of their rights for the illusion of peace and safety. I would say they’re fodder for the slaughter.

          • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

            I’m still geeking out about what Americans allowed the Government to do to them during the COVID lie. Millions of people put a filthy face diaper on because some unelected “expert” told them to do so. Not only did they don the diaper they then accosted and mocked those who didn’t wear the diaper. Millions of Americans lined up to get not one, two or three but FOUR shots of a new vaccine for a virus that is essentially a bad cold for healthy people. Not only did they line up for the jab they then accosted and mocked those who didn’t want the jab. Millions of Americans just shuddered their businesses and livelihoods because some fucking elected official with a law degree told them to do so. After COVID I have no faith that Americans will ever rise up against anything.

            Well, check that. Take away their TV, pornography, booze and abortion and they’ll rise up. Just rise up against the wrong people.

            We are so boned. I see no way out of this mess.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

            It’s a joke and always has been. My old professor lived in a town with New England Town Hall Democracy. In a town of 20,000 or so, only 13% had any interest whatsoever. And of those, only a few hundred were interested enough to really get involved.

            If people aren’t excluded, they will exclude themselves. Many should be excluded since they aren’t qualified. This might entice so of the indifferent to get involved since it indicates seriousness. Again, exclusion is fine and natural. The trick is to exclude the right people. That means qualifications to vote, testing, etc.

          • Amman June 9, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            Sex change ops for children, MRNA baby vaccines… just beyond sci-fi horror.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            shuddered – Canker

            =========

            From Google, shuttered vs shuddered

            They are homophones. However, ‘shudder’ means to tremble, whereas, ‘shutter’ refers to a kind of panel put on a window in order to increase security and keep out the light.

            But no problem Cank, we knew what you meant.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

            This might entice so of the indifferent to get involved – Jarek

            =========

            I’m going to take a wild-ass guess that the bolded word above was supposed to be some.

            Kindly let me know if I was right.

        • loosethedogs June 9, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          So goes the Ashkhazarian occupation of our long-gone Representative Republic. Have you noticed how many of our U.S. bureaucrats & SES hold dual passports from a certain middle east country? But be sure and watch the evening news and VOTE because your vote counts! (sarc).

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            Yes, the real Band of Brothers. We lost our brotherhood – never as tight knit as theirs – a long time ago. That’s how they conquered us.

            Chomsky knew Epstein. Wtf? Totally different worlds – so we thought.

          • SW June 9, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            When Chomsky was asked about his interactions with Epstein he snarled his first instinct was “None of your business!” It’s still murky what he was doing with him.

        • Creekwood June 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm #

          Slavery of another kind arrived 150 years ago, with the Gilded Age of betrayal. Americans have been living under totalitarian democracy for quite awhile now. Our system of government (mutant liberalism) is operationally totalitarian. It’s a Corporate State.

      • SomeoneInAsia June 9, 2023 at 11:05 am #

        I prefer something darker and more secretive. Like black magic. Let’s make voodoo dolls of every one of the one-percenters and dip them very slowly into molten metal (so as to prolong the agony). Feet first.

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

          Does this really work? Can you do it?

          • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            Yes, it works, but I wouldn’t recommend getting involved in it. Nothing’s free, and the occult exacts a steep price sometimes.

          • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Jarek, Some years back I encountered a group of people who were involved in the occult and who would do exactly this sort of thing. Yes, it does work – but the price is high and there’s always a monkey’s paw effect. These people invited evil into their lives and it took over, just as you would expect.

            When I’m tempted to wish ill of someone, I ask St. Michael to deliver justice and I accept that the matter is taken care of by a higher authority.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            I ask St. Michael to deliver justice – Rowdy

            ==========

            Why St. Michael? Why not God himself?

            If given a choice do you use Extra Strength Tylenol or regular strength?

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            Don’t you need something personal of the victim – bodily being best?

          • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            The prayer to St. Michael is good for that, among other things.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 2:44 am #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            The reason you address such requests to St. Michael, rather than God, is the same reason why, if you want a birthday cake, you don’t generally ask God for one. You ask a baker.

            Some beings (and people) have a specific role in the work of creation. You have one yourself.

        • abbybwood June 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

          Now you’re talkin’!

          • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

            Q, God is very busy with more important issues than mine. I come from a lapsed Catholic family where we lost most of the dogma, but we were all raised to ask particular saints to intercede for us. I won’t go into details here, because you might conclude that I’m demented, but I’ve personally experienced responses to my requests for intercession that are as close to literally impossible as could be imagined. I can actually document several of these in specifically material ways, but I don’t discuss them outside of my immediate family and husband. It isn’t possible to give one’s experiences to other people, and I’m not inclined to proselytize; we all believe as we see fit and in accordance with (mostly subjective) experience. That’s fine with me.

            And Jarek, yes – you need something personal but there are ways around that. I won’t go into them. I’ll just say that I’ve seen this kind of thing work misery on people who had no idea they were being targeted.

        • Vegan Shark June 9, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

          No. I’m as angry about the woke coup d’état as anyone, but turning barbaric ourselves is not on.

        • ThorsHammer June 9, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

          Someone

          What a fantastic business opportunity! In the US of A half the population hates the other half but are too lazy or cowardly to do anything about it. But buying a voodoo doll of the Enemy— perfect. How many million Joe Biden dolls could you sell if they all produced a yellow stream running down from inside their pant leg upon the command, “Trust Me”. Or Hunter Dolls in one of the multiple types of inebriation explored by “the smartest person I’ve ever known”.

          For TrumpHaters the base model could have orange hair that bursts into flame upon the command “You’re Fired!”

          The opportunities for an up sell are endless. For example, vials of chicken blood blessed by a genuine Haitian witch doctor that turns your doll into a live WMD. You could sell tens of thousands at $100 per ounce.

        • ThorsHammer June 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

          Someone

          What a fantastic business opportunity! In the US of A half the population hates the other half but are too lazy or cowardly to do anything about it. But buying a voodoo doll of the Enemy— perfect. How many million Joe Biden dolls could you sell if they all produced a yellow stream running down from inside their pant leg upon the command, “Trust Me”. Or Hunter Dolls in one of the multiple types of inebriation explored by “the smartest person I’ve ever known”.

          For TrumpHaters the base model could have orange hair that bursts into flame upon the command “You’re Fired!”

          The opportunities for an up sell are endless. For example, vials of chicken blood blessed by a genuine Haitian witch doctor that turns your doll into a live WMD. You could sell tens of thousands at $100 per ounce.

      • draupnir June 11, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

        It is conjectured that, they want to offer Trump a plea deal that includes precluding him from running for president. I was given to undeerstand that there is nothing in the constitution that forbids anyone from running for president who is under criminal indictment, or one who is convicted and imprisoned from serving in that capacity. We could have our very own Zaphod Bebelbrox. How entertaining.

    • megabeth June 9, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      Not popping any popcorn in this household, but I do pray daily for some sort of aggressive, brain-eating amoeba to strike inside the D.C. Beltway.

    • liber8tor June 9, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      The guillotine is eco-friendly, fuel efficient and reusable.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 9, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        Hemp has the same qualities. Allowed to marinate in the light of day, its recipients becomes food for feathered creatures.

        • Amman June 9, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          Say what?

          • draupnir June 11, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

            In certain instances they used to leave the dead hanging in a prominent place to rot as object lessons. Heads were displayed on pikes. In Japan they had fancy viewing stands for that purpose. In England, commoners who were traitors got the William Wallace treatment–hanged, drawn, and quartered. The four parts of the body carried to various locations for display so that as many as possible could see the grisly wages for such a crime.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        And the firing squad as well: The three quickest and least painful modes of execution. Of course we went with electricity! – the gee whiz of yesterday’s tomorrows. And then “injection” – so official and medical. Both are far more painful and last longer. But the ladies thing them more sanitary and compassionate.

        • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          Geez, wouldn’t that be the shits, when attempting to execute some of these people by electric chair, the grid goes down.

        • abbybwood June 9, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

          So long as it’s all done in public for the whole world to see and cheer!

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

          Can one hear the neck snap? Or is the noisy trapdoor meant to muffle that?

          That sucks if so. Nothing cruel or unusual in public execution for public criminals.

          • draupnir June 11, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            Cage fights to the death–A tournament, with the last man standing getting a pardon.

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          Jar, do you EVER proofread before clicking submit?

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            I saw that but too late! Such is the life of man on Earth.

          • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

            Good job, Q.

            No errors in your post this time.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            No, not even when he repeats stuff from articles stating that all women should be raped and killed.

        • GreenAlba June 9, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

          ” But the ladies thing them more sanitary and compassionate.”

          More unfounded bollocks from MUS.

          I’ll take the firing squad, thanks.

      • Cactus Girl June 9, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

        I’m partial to hanging, drawing and quartering, but only if the drawing is done while alive. This was the traditional punishment for traitors. And, you can always put the head on a pike. It’s a win-win type of execution.

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

          Bears in Pits! Give the perp a sword so they can make it to Valhalla. Nothing cruel or unusual about that.

          On second though, cancel the sword. I don’t want to be seeing those sneering faces for eternity.

        • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

          Bring back the Iron Maiden. The hoi polloi can listen to the screams and moans, and record them on their iPhones.

          • Vegan Shark June 9, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            Once again: dreaming of medieval tortures for our enemies (yes, the woke ruling class personnel are enemies) is to turn our backs on God.

          • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            BRING BACK THE IRON MAIDEN

            And no, I don’t mean the U.K. Tory
            or the eighties bad-hair metal band,
            but the medieval torture stand
            that you’d open to pointillist flesh, dead, gory.

            O hear me, inventors of spike protein jabs,
            sadists in floodlit razored compounds!
            It’s not an eye for an eye, but rounds
            of spike for spike as the coffin maiden grabs.

            Rusted metal piercing the same vitals
            that your poison destroyed throughout the planet
            encouraged by every hypnotized Janet.
            Sing this malediction at Satan’s recital.

          • GreenAlba June 9, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

            Agreed, VS. They’ll get what’s coming to them, whatever it is. We don’t need to turn ourselves into torturers.

            I’ve nothing against sending them on tour round all our cities and towns to be gawped at in a cage, though. They want to make privacy a thing of the past for us, so it would be good to see them watched close up by the hoi polloi like zoo animals for a while.

          • Blackbird June 9, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

            “I’ve nothing against sending them on tour round all our cities and towns to be gawped at in a cage…”

            Alba, that is what I’ve been calling the
            “Dictator Zoo” – for 32 years now. Don’t kill or torture them – that just makes us more like them, and ready to take their places when they are gone.

            UK Tour tickets going on sale now!

            Butt… Wanna poop in your hand and throw it at the Hildebeast? Just Do It! Yeah, I’ll probably allow that.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            Are Sharks vegan? No. And did the Church endorse capital punishment? Yes.

            You’re o for 2 so far. A big fat 0 or better yet an O.

          • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            You need to pay attention to what people actually say, Jarek. Yes, I know it’s painful, when what you want to do is respond to the point you want them to have made and not to the one they actually made.

            Vegan Shark, as far as I can see, didn’t say anything against capital punishment. S/he may or may not be for it, but his/her view on it isn’t in those two comments. What is in those two comments, as in mine, was a rejection of barbarism and torture.

            If VS said something about capital punishment somewhere else (I haven’t checked) that’s a different matter.

        • badberries June 10, 2023 at 10:00 am #

          Cactus My personal favorite is “keel hauled”, if the lines go slack, you know the sharks got ’em.

    • Uncle Bob June 9, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      Why do you think they want to disarm everyone? So we’ll be as helpless as a Chinese or Ugandan peasant.

      I wouldn’t put it past these sick bastards to have one of theirs pop someone prominent, then use that as a pretext for taking away everyone’s means of self-defense.

    • kapek June 9, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

      When I was fired as high school baseball coach, I got two of my players to smash the principal’s windshield with baseball bats. It was sad when they went to reform school, but I was not arrested, nor should I have been, since I did nothing wrong. I was arrested, however, when they got a search warrant and found bats, balls, and catcher’s gear in my garage. School property, my ass. I was the coach! That equipment was mine! Eventually, I was forced to pay a five-figure fine, but what really got my goat was the fact that the elitists had won. Now, thanks to your blog, I can finally put things into perspective. I was a werewolf, just like you said.

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 9:59 am #

      Assassination?

      That would end the big show. That’s not going to happen. Unless it’s faked.

  2. NickelthroweR June 9, 2023 at 9:36 am #

    Greetings,

    In the past, the leftists that I knew would be ringing my phone off the hook to tell me how the “walls are closing in” on DJT. I don’t hear a peep out of them anymore as they have bigger worries with their vanishing 401ks, rampant crime, their favorite stores closing, loss of tech jobs, fears over a.i., inflation, cratering real estate, etc.

    The get-Donald-Trump-ship has sailed into the Sunset and over the horizon.

    • TPTB-USA June 9, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      TDS is alive and well in the few people I encounter.

      It staggers my imagination how these individuals can pervert morality, dignity, and respect, so that they and their sources of information are on the right side of it. In their mind, anything that runs counter has been certified as misinformation, so they refuse to even consider it.

      When a person refuses to discuss or consider information, they are basically telling you that “one of us is stupid, and it isn’t me”.

      • loosethedogs June 9, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

        It’s the old axiom: ” PERCEPTION IS ALL THERE IS” -it has worked well for the legacy media forever…

        • TPTB-USA June 9, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

          I have in mind that Mark Twain said something on the order of: “I once thought I had made a mistake, but as it turned out, I was wrong.”

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

            That is so great, I must remember it.

      • abbybwood June 9, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        One of my sons (who was a major Bernie Bro) announced to me that he’ll be voting for Trump.

        Honestly it is the new WHO Pandemic Treaty where we will be forced to lockdown and get jabs and wear masks in the next pandemic if Tedros says so that has scared the Bejesus out of him. Guess he thinks Trump would get us out of the WHO.

        Scary times.

        • SW June 9, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

          Trump tried to get us out of the WHO and the shrieks were heard to the moon. The Orwellian World Health Organization sounds so beign and caring but it’s a business.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

            beign – SW

            =========

            Make that B-9

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          will be forced to lockdown and get jabs and wear masks – abby

          ===========

          When I arrived early yesterday to the Princeton Eye Group office to have the stitches removed from my eyelids there was a sign taped to the front door advising that effective on such and such date it was not necessary for patients to wear a face mask at all times while inside so long as they weren’t experiencing any of a long list of symptoms that might indicate Covid.

          I thought to myself, thank God, these people have finally gotten the message. Once inside, however, I noticed a half dozen signs taped on walls and glass doors stating that face masks were required to be worn at all times. Go figure.

        • TPTB-USA June 9, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

          What aspect of Bernie’s agenda appealed to him?

  3. Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 9:52 am #

    Comer already made some kind of deal that if the rest of Congress could take a peek at the document he wouldn’t charge Wray.

    https://twitter.com/WendellHusebo/status/1666625746649993216?s=20

    • TPTB-USA June 9, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      What if Wray claims that Hunter was undercover CIA?

      The circle jerk will be infinite.

      If so, I’m calling BS, as whoever structured the affair is incompetent, as they intentionally set themselves up for failure. But, this wouldn’t surprise me, as everything they do is a set-up for failure.

      It is a no lose proposition, in that if their primary objective to further their international coup fails, then the failure promotes their coup.

    • Uncle Bob June 9, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

      What a surprise.

    • TPTB-USA June 10, 2023 at 5:42 am #

      What could possibly be a legitimate reason for Comer to change his stance on this issue?

      Assuming there is a legitimate reason, who should be held accountable for the incredible inefficiency in DC?

  4. sanspeur June 9, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    The ABC breaking news at 7:30pm EST was ridiculous. They will burn 30 minutes without commercial to say the same thing 15 times from over 10 talking heads. Where their “news” show from 6:30 to 7 cannot go more than a minute without an advertisement from big pharma telling boobus watchers to go ask their doctor about this and that pharma poison.

    Got all us Wheel of Fortune viewers really PO’d.

    Todays world is a wheel of fortune, I enjoy the mindless shows to disconnect from reality every now and then. To have a mindless show interrupted by mindless disingenuous talking heads was infuriating. Oh yeah, not one mention of old Joe’s issues either. I wonder how many people watching jeopardy, then the breaking news felt the way I did.

    I hope it was over 70%.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      “They will burn 30 minutes without commercial to say the same thing 15 times from over 10 talking heads.”

      Then the same fucking thing will be said over and over again on all the other worthless propaganda outlets. It’s been years since I wasted a moment of my life watching the worthless talking heads on the “news.”

    • joeo June 9, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      I have developed a real hate for woke Jeopardy.

      They are so mainstream woke, they arranged the announcement during their show.

    • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

      Got all us Wheel of Fortune viewers really PO’d. – sanspeur

      =========

      We watch Jeopardy every night at 7 pm while we eat dinner. Wheel of Fortune begins immediately after Jeopardy. I instantly grab the remote and turn off the TV because I hate W of F. Why? Because I can’t stand the thought that a 66 year old woman has made a living for 40+ years traipsing back and forth performing an inane and totally unnecessarily function of flipping a switch on the game’s letters.

      Vanna wears a different dress every night over her still very trim body and that is her total reason for being on the show and her claim to fame. Life doesn’t get any more shallow than this.

      • badberries June 10, 2023 at 10:06 am #

        Q. I once heard that the reason Vanna landed the gig was because her “head to body” size ratio made her look perfect on the boobtube.

        Apparently her head is larger than a typical woman of same stature.

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

          Really! I did not know that.

  5. MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    Fun one, Jim, thanks!

    I just assume they had to indict DJT because of all the dirt finally surfacing on Jo Jo Magoo & Co.

    That’s usually how they do it.

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    • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      Morning, Mary.

      Look what I found- another WOMAN standing up to the MEN pushing that male supremacist trans stuff.

      https://twitter.com/DrLoupis/status/1665819995614642177?s=20

      • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 10:45 am #

        Why, how could that possibly be, Beryl? Everyone knows that women are behind the entire LGBTQWERTYUIOP++ agenda!

        • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:03 am #

          Women, real women I mean, had better start getting their heads screwed on right. Men aren’t being endangered by this madness. Our women are. Where are the women’s rights activists? Where are the pussy hat wearers? Where are the feminists?

          Silence.

          Corrupt and perverted men are taking their revenge from what the feminist revolution has done to them. Women need to step up to the plate and play a hard game. They need to stop sleeping with every man that will have her, demand more of their men, stop aborting (murdering) their own offspring, and re-establish the title of “gate-keepers of morality.”

          Men are pigs, always have been, always will be. Things, it seems, really started falling apart when the women started becoming pigs too.

          • elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 11:29 am #

            “. They need to stop sleeping with every man that will have her,”

            CP,
            Easy for you to say…you probably don’t have a broken Johnson Rod….

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            Once contempt for men is an established doctrine, women will treat men like pigs and in so doing, become pigs themselves.

            And do you think being treated this way by women helps male character?

            You need to do a lot of rethinking.

            The only worse thing than male rule is female rule. Take care of men (and that mostly means getting out of their way), and they’ll take care of women. Take care of women, and men will die under bridges. The two just aren’t the same. One is meant to lead and the other to follow.

          • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            I dimly remember, at the beginning of feminism, that there was condemnation of pornography as something that demeaned and debased women, and corrupted the men who consumed it. I (stupidly) believed that we were at the beginning of an era that would see both women and men raised up out of the gutter to a higher standard of behavior. I was young enough then to think it was possible to tweak human behavior more than I do at present.

            Like other developments that I failed to foresee, I wouldn’t have believed that women, instead of embracing this idea, would come to view the selling of their own bodies as liberation. The mere thought of any standards at all is anathema to most young women now, who pass themselves around like trays of hors d’oeuvres. They lead pitiful lives, and can envision nothing better. It’s even worse when they bring children into it, with the endless parade of frequently abusive boyfriends through the household.

            The point is that, when women had a real chance to change the zeitgeist, they changed it very much for the worse. Watching that process, and not just in the area of sexual morality, has informed my long growing sense that women and men have natural spheres of influence and should, for the most part, remain within them. Yes, when men run things, they’re often run badly. When women run a household, some are clean and beautiful places of refuge and others are filthy slums. But I still maintain that men do the best job at running the things that traditionally belong to them, and women likewise.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            I’ve listed about 100 times the women’s groups fighting this.

            Pull your fucking head out of your ass, idiot.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            Sure, it makes all sorts of sense that women “chose” what the PTB decided to do with feminism, beginning in the 1960s using sudden stars like Gloria Steinem, who was a CIA Asset (not a secret).

            Paula D has explained before, many times, in detail, how the same manipulations that are behind the trans agenda were used on women decades before. You guys don’t listen, or care to.

            Many of us make the point that the current cultural insanity has been engineered at the top, but for some reason women are still the architects of it all, women with no power, who are getting the short end of the stick, according to your stellar logic.

            You accept that men have been wronged by the PTB, children have been targeted, but when it comes to women, we somehow chose or engineered it.

            Misogyny in action. Especially disappointing to see handmaidens jumping on the bandwagon.

          • SW June 9, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            I’m reading a book by Mary Harrington Feminism Against Progress that might interest you all. She’s no dummy and admits she completely bought in to it until she had a baby and saw how distorted and manipulated the role of women had become. How trapped by all this “freedom” — freedom to participate in the workforce–has dissolved ties to men, family, kids and melted in the icy waters of competion and conformity.

            Ground zero was the Pill with back up of abortion if that failed. Her premise is the winners in this are elite women who can access the freedom from domestic responsibilities and even pregnancy with surrogacy. She flat out states : we’ve been lied to.

          • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

            Women’s justice will be meted out according to “feelingz!”.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

            SF is rooting for the pedos!

          • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            To insist that women must be “the gate-keepers of morality” is one of many examples of men abdicating from any responsibility and thus any claim to authority.

            This is exactly what gave rise to the feminism that some here are always bitching about. Women were forced to assume most social and economic responsibility, because the men simply refused to accept responsibility.

            If “men are pigs,” women are forced to be the swineherds.

            Now, I don’t know whether men are, by nature, pigs or not. Maybe they behaved better in the past. The thing is, if you’re going to be a pig, you’re going to be viewed with contempt. If you shirk your responsibilities to others, you will be viewed with contempt.

            I think too that, when women are promiscuous, it is for precisely that reason: They view men with contempt and don’t consider ANY of them to be good prospects for a life partner. Hence, there is no reason get attached to them or to be chaste in the expectation that a good one will turn up eventually.

            I mentioned awhile back that the Church teaches that men have the PRIMARY responsibility for upholding sexual morality.

          • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 11:48 pm #

            @ SW:

            Feminism was never about benefitting women, any more than the Civil Rights movement was about benefitting blacks, or MADD (Mothers Agaist Drunk Drivers) was about getting drunks off the road, or transsexualism is about affirming people’s authentic gender (or whatever it is).

            All these supposed “movements” were and are just “ops.” They were NEVER grassroots movements. They were calculated to have some grassroots appeal, based on some identified grievance of some group–often a legitimate grievance. The government identified the grievance and designed the “op” around it. The legitimacy of the grievance assured wide support–well, except for trannies, anyway.

            It’s wise to assume that ANYTHING that is being sold to you as a “movement” is really a government op.

            That goes for those “men’s movements” too, by the way. I am especially amused by MGTOW. In the first place, they aren’t GTOW, or women would be able to walk down the street in peace. In the second place, their idea that women are interested in them is fanciful.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:03 am #

            Oh and Rowdy, the radical feminists – an actual group with definitions and everything – totally fight porn and even surrogacy. And so do conservative women groups, who have also been standing up against men in women’s sports, and actually making headway.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            Anthea: Yes, men are given jurisdiction and women must submit to that in a general way – and a particular way in regards to their husband. You are right!

            Of course being a rebel, you hate that and you do believe men are pigs – your justification for rebellion.

            Augustine: You don’t have to obey him if he is terribly wrong and/or trying to get you to sin.

            Many servants and slave attain unto sanctity while their masters fare far worse. To be a good master or boss if beyond most as C.S Lewis said. One good reason for a somewhat more egalitarian society. Pray for men that they fulfill their social dharma well. Women obviously don’t want to accept any responsibility so men must – as God intended. Like the rest, you project you absolute rejection of responsibility on to men as a way of attack.

            Christ could have called women to be priestesses. He was surrounded by holy women his entire life. But He called men instead.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Men have refused to accept any social, moral, or financial responsibiity for decades. Feminism most arose because women were forced to assume all responsibility for everything. Thus women deemed it proper that they should be compensated in a manner appropriate to a person who has assumed greater responsibility. (Actually ALL resposibility.) And since responsibility is what confers authority, women deemed it only proper that they be granted authority, and, where men were involved, with authority over less responsible men.

            That’s the way that works.

            If men want authority over women, they must assume greater responsibility than women. But, since we don’t see any sign of that, we must assume that men will not ascend to the role of a patriarch any time soom.

          • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

            Well said yet again, on all counts, Anthea.

      • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        BTW, this is a great episode on how they are getting the agenda into all the corporations:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV98X9OVUUY&t=1s

        • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          15 minutes in, very informative, it ties things together well.

          I agree with Jesse Kelly (host of I’m Right) we are fighting communism.

          To think Republicans tried to call us off of the Dylan Mulvaney thing.

          To think people still expect schoolgirls to crush this when grown men capitulate or want to go along with this agenda.

          To think fools like Mulvaney think they have accomplished something and aren’t just being used like a snotrag.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            Again with the zero feminine accountability doctrine.

            It’s all men’s fault. All of it, now and forever. In other words, women have no moral agency. In other words, they’re not human.

            You’re more of a male supremacist than I am.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            Yes it is women’s fault that we allowed the MEN pushing the trans and ESG agenda to do so.

            That makes sense.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Yes, it’s half your fault since you’re half of the American public. When you vote, you vote liberal – for shit like this.

            No one said it’s all your fault – that’s just you being in attack mode and slandering us.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            Yes, great points.

            It is communism.

            You should see the DEI crap going on where I work, straight out of the commie playbook.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            If it’s Friday, Jar must be whining about women and blacks.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

            Ain’t that the truth – Mulvaney will be yesterday’s garbage soon enough. He went full clown.

          • aelpha June 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm #

            The agenda is clear. Cull specific DSM diagnoses from population.

        • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

          MaryQ, the “women’s groups fighting this” are clearly not winning and are lacking in both numbers and effectiveness. They’re toothless, not even visible unless you really root around and search for them.

          You are very quick to use the word “idiot” towards anyone who doesn’t reach the same conclusions that you have, and inevitably claim they could not have looked at all the many links you have posted. If they had, they certainly would agree with you 100 percent! How could it be otherwise?

          I haven’t skipped the links in question, have read and understood them (and many others), and have evaluated them according to my own logic and perceptions. You would do better to control your rage at being opposed; it doesn’t lend anything to your arguments, and makes you appear to be yet another emotionally uncontrolled example of illogical womanhood.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

            OK so the goal posts are moved because small bands of women are being beaten down by the powers that be.

            Nice, Rowdy, your empathy with fellow women.

            You are the one with the rage – you actively despise women as a whole who aren’t subservient to men. You’ve said as much time after time.

            I find that a lot worse than me calling someone an idiot for whining about the same thing (which is incorrect) over and over ad nauseam, and refusing to read or research anything about it.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

            BTW, if you actually cared to learn something, you’d research the groups. Not hard to find.

            All you have to do is google. But you aren’t really interested, neither is Cankerpuss, who whines about it weekly.

            “Why don’t the women DO SOMETHING????”

            Well, some have had their skulls cracked, their children taken away, their hands broken, their property smashed, their reputations ruined, their livelihoods threatened, been arrested, threatened by cops, and yet their protests are growing in numbers.

            Guessing you only watch MSM so of course you would only see the women-bashing, which bandwagon you happily jump on.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Far more men have been jailed and ruined by women who run the Divorce Industrial Complex.

            Women do something? You’re doing too much evil already.

    • jgalt June 9, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      Not sure they can uncover all the dirt and potential Biden treason, even if they are actually trying. For instance, since everyone with half a brain knows the Biden’s are bribe takers, what amount of money changing hands would result in the cartels being given control of our Southern border? The Biden mafia does nothing for country, but everything for bribes, and the open border should have been good for 10’s or even 100’s of $millions since the cartels are making $billions. If we had an honest and ethical justice department, there is a good likelihood that China/cartel Joe and other Biden’s would be on trial for treason. As things now stand, we have an Injustice Department and the Federal Bureau of Insurrection, hellbent on persecuting American citizens like Catholics, Republicans, conservatives, etc., as they shred the Constitution. Justice is dead, and the Constitution is near death as we follow the Chinese dictates.

    • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

      I just assume they had to indict DJT because… – MQ

      ===========

      To be honest I haven’t kept abreast of this whole case against Trump for his alleged carrying off with certain classified documents. Nevertheless I believe if I had the perfect and total knowledge of God I would conclude the whole thing is a “nothingburger” concocted by the Dems for purely political purposes.

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        this whole case against Trump for his alleged carrying off with certain classified documents. – Q.

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

        There is an amusing photo in today’s NYT of the boxes of classified documents stacked against the walls of a bath room at his Mar a Lago residence in Florida. What makes it amusing is a large crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Nothing but the best for “the Donald” while taking a dump.

  6. Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    “Moving at the speed of an Amtrak train with a broken Johnson rod stuck on a sidetrack outside Joppatowne, Maryland, in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve.”

    Perfect.

    • C.O.Jones June 9, 2023 at 10:06 am #

      He really is the best writer on the web!

      I am of the opinion that the best adjective for DJT is hapless.

      The guy can’t cross the street without getting impeached, can’t get clear evidence of voter/election fraud heard in the supreme court where he nominated 2 of the “justices” and can’t keep the FBI out of his wife’s underwear drawer.

      He is serving and serving well….as a distraction.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:20 am #

        Well he did have the entirety of the Establishment against him.

        He scored a lot of own goals, I can’t deny that.

      • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        I’ve been a long time admirer of DJT. That doesn’t mean I agree with or like him. I just admire him. He’s a man. Love him or hate him, he’s a man and he is not shy about it.

        At this point I wish DJT would just move to the private island he bought in the Atlantic and spend the rest of his days sipping martinis and enjoying his precious grand children. He has become a liability and ultimately, I believe, will result in his unfortunate assassination or mysterious death.

        DJT will never sit in the White House again. Everyone who reads JHK knows this. The system is so corrupted and full of fraud that the Democrats will never permit DJT to rule again. He’ll be dead before that happens.

        Like I said, I admire the man. But, it’s time for him to just go away.

        I grew up loving my Country. I really am embarrassed by it now. What a pathetic display America has become. I still love the idea of the USA but I am embarrassed by what Americans have let it become.

        • elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 11:33 am #

          CP,
          The rule of law is dead in this country.

          • Yirgach June 9, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

            Why People Can’t See The Truth
            Yuri Bezmenov
            httpX://pbs.twimg.com/media/FwnZDAZXsAAQqcN?format=jpg

            Yuri Was Right httpX://twitter.com/4RealFricksters/status/1634922030234750976/photo/1

        • Not_GeorgeT June 9, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          He is abstemious regarding alcoholic beverages.

          • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:59 am #

            Cold root beers then! Ha.

          • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            I can never understand such people.

            Alcohol is a beautiful thing. Particularly when found in the womb of a soon-to-be-consumed Trappist beer.

        • Wizard of the Saddle June 9, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

          Cankerpuss: I have lost pretty much all affinity for America and its corrupt government and feel no genuine warmth or allegiance to it anymore. Why should I. The country I once loved is long dead and all we have left is this reanimated “Walking Dead” version of it and the corpse of this country stinks to high Heaven.

          The union is finished. It’s a bad joke.

          I am for secession and partition at this point. Like Jefferson told us, we were going to need to do reboots every 20 years or so.

          We are WAY overdue.

          Time to go water the Tree of Liberty.

      • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        I have seen plenty of predictive programming about future events in TV shows and movies, but this X-files clip might just take the cake.

        This is not a coincidence kids (watch the full clip):

        https://twitter.com/bambkb/status/1666256952937132034

        • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          That’s a good one.

          • messianicdruid June 9, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            I don’t know how anyone [ over 12 ] who has lived through the last few years can watch that and not see it for what it is.

            Impossible!

          • Amman June 9, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            What is that?

          • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            The beginning is crazy enough, but when flattop bro literally runs down the entire list of WEF operations and Hegelian Dialectic-based approaches to ALL of the shit that is currently hitting the fan, it goes into the stratosphere.

            It’s like Event 201 if they put it on the teevee, only it contains far more.

            LOL.

          • GreenAlba June 9, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

            That’s amazing.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            Spartan virus – the Spars in the John Hopkins Report.

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

          Did Scully really get injected with alien seed and have a halfling baby?

        • Amman June 9, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

          It does take the cake.

          Horrible clips about a virus, vaccine, gene-tampering and a nefarious elite miasma that might as well be WEF-r-us I felt depressed and betrayed watching them.

          I think they implied a kinetic invasion of America will start in America.

          • Amman June 9, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            —A takeover of America by that ‘elite’ from western Europe.

      • loosethedogs June 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        ??

        • loosethedogs June 9, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Supposed to be two thumbs up – my emojis are broken.:-(

    • elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Beryl,
      Called a “Johnson bar:” on the left coast. It is a device that has three positions…forward, neutral and reverse…allows changing direction in any gear without shifting the transmission or using the clutch. Usually found on Crawler tractors.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Cool. Good to know.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

        Sometimes I can’t start in Park, but only in Neutral.

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

          Just learned something I didn’t know: Jarek owns a car.

          • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            It’s probably an electric shopping cart.

          • Blackbird June 9, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            ’73 Chevy pickup truck, with Ohio plates – and a shitload of rust (it’s a yankee thing…). Been remote viewing his driveway for awhile…

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 12:05 am #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            Actually, he didn’t say he “owned” car. He just said that he has attempted to start a car. This probably means that, at some time or other, he managed to get hold of the keys to someone else’s car.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:06 am #

            Anthea wins the day! LOL.

  7. Opie June 9, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    Just curious, is there anything in the constitution to prevent Trump from becoming president if he’s convicted. I know if he faces Jan 6th related charges the answer is no, but on the current one I believe he can. I can just picture it, the Don as the Don running the syndicate out of the joint. Just a perfect picture of the country right before it goes tits up.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:11 am #

      In the Constitution? No. All he needs to qualify is to be 35 years of age and a native born citizen. Of course the truth is the PTB have already picked our next President. They just haven’t revealed that individual to us yet. Personally, I’m betting on Michelle Obama.

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        Yes, I believe this, too. Around the time of Bush II’s first election, I came across a site one day called Exegesis, which had an article referencing an earlier article written in 1997 predicting that Bush II would be the next president and why. That’s when I realized our presidents were selected and not elected. So I fully agree with your sentiment that the next president has already been picked, and it sure as hell isn’t going to be somebody white or even necessarily male.

        • messianicdruid June 9, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

          And forget about normal.

      • Blackbird June 9, 2023 at 10:07 pm #

        I’m betting against Big Mike. Read (if you can) it’s Master’s thesis, bitching about the burden of being a successful black in a white (racist – of course) country.

        Big Mike will stay on the sidelines and bitch about whites, men, and white men. The big fucking ape will never occupy a position where it has to justify itself or its actions – and 40% of the country will line up to… provide oral support.

        • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:07 am #

          I’m pulling for you, BB. I see that HRC is creeping up in the discussions & trends on Twitter, what must they be planning!

          • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

            The ‘Beast must keep a low profile lest her plans be divined.

            But… Once the ‘Ho is “assassinated” by “white nationalists” who “love Russia”, watch the hysterical support the ‘Beast gets from ~40% of our fellow citizens. A bounty (paid by CBDC) for every Russia-loving white nationalist you turn in. Not quite as nice as “reparations” but a chance for worthless white trash to cash in.

  8. Kevvia Knack June 9, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    I flipped off Adam Schiff last weekend at the West Hollywood Pride Parade. I was proud of myself! He rode by in a convertible waving to the crowd. I lifted my arm and middle finger into the air. He looked right at me and he made a face. He definitely noticed me but he has a resting bitch face so it’s hard to tell if his sneer was meant for me specifically.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      Good job.

    • BackRowHeckler June 9, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      In Ct., attending Pride Celebrations across the state has become a full time job for our Congressmen & Senators. Every town, city, village & hamlet has gotten in on the act and Dem attendance is mandatory. There were so many Pols in this towns Pride Celebration last weekend that the Pols, along with news crews reporting the event, outnumbered actual celebrants. Apparently, there just aren’t enough LBGQ members to go around. They’re spread pretty thin with all these events to go to. Last week in Greenwich all hell broke loose when some cad hung a sign that read ‘Groomers’ near where a Pride Parade was scheduled; as you can well imagine there was outrage at this blatant display of intolerance ~ clearly, a hate crime had been committed —Speech after all is Violence — and according to the mayor, chief of police and the governor himself, no stone would go unturned hunting down the ‘White Supremacist’ who posted that display of hate.

      That’s where we stand now, but I expect Pride Celebrations to quiet down a little as the govt & media apparatus ramps up for Juneteenth. Its gonna be big.

      • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:13 am #

        America is the new Sodom and Gomorrah.

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        Attending pride celebrations assures reelection and ultimately that’s all that matters.

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        I read somewhere that somebody complained that most people just looked upon juneteenth as just another federal holiday. Well, so?

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        Pence: God is not finished with America.

        Perhaps so, Mike: If God doesn’t blast us, he owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah.

        • Robert the Bruce June 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

          He is finished alright! He is just getting the judgement warmed up for us. Several dozen Sarmats should do the trick. Never is world history has there been a nation more cowardly than the US. The nation is clearly headed towards the abyss and nobody has the fortitude to stand up to these sleazy tyrants. What the 1776 crowd had to put up with was miniscule compared to what we are facing today and the lock and loaded. What do we do? We put our faith into the same corrupt morons and expect them to change things, when it is clearly against their best interests.

    • megabeth June 9, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      Since he normally looks like a guy getting examined by a proctologist with a hangnail, your single digit probably triggered him.

    • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      I love it. Nice.

      Was he wearing leather chaps?

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:12 am #

      And he didn’t give a damn either. These people don’t give a second’s thought to what the masses think of them.

    • WadeWaters June 9, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      Sodomy. It’s nothing to be proud of.

    • Wizard of the Saddle June 9, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      Bravo!

    • Amman June 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      As well you should be.

  9. Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    Republicans helped with the coverup over the Bidens and Burisma just as much as Democrats did. They all knew and they allowed the impeachment of Trump over it.

    • SW June 9, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      You’re 100% right about that. But I will say Pelosi had a strangle hold on the House and no one had the power to cross her.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:14 am #

      Yes, Beryl, the Republicans are assholes, just like the Democrats. I wish more Americans would awaken to the uni-party system that is crippling us.

      • Geowhizz June 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        Noam Chomsky, allegedly; “Republicans are the party of business; Democrats the party of big business.”

    • Creekwood June 9, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

      The two political parties are “indispensable enemies.” Not much practical difference between them.

  10. Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Julian Assange just lost his latest extradition fight.

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    • SW June 9, 2023 at 10:35 am #

      That’s really horrible news. The UK is every bit as corrupt and venal as any banana republic and they’re cowards on top of that. I wonder how many WW2 vets look at the crop of politicians and have another slug of gin.

    • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      That guy will die in prison. It’s horrific, and a massive travesty of justice. And now since they are getting away with it, they are doing the same here in the US to J6 “participants.”

      • SW June 9, 2023 at 11:05 am #

        Political prisoners are back and I wish Julian had been able to escape before the UK threw him in a maximum security dungeon. They’re going to make sure he dies in one prison or another.

        Why haven’t the Republicans opened hearings on 1/6? And forced the release of the 50,000 hours of video taken that day? Opened investigations into covid? I guess they were too busy spending trillions of dollars and giving Biden a pass for 2 years on the debt ceiling.

        • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:16 am #

          Because Republicans are part of the uni-party system or they are cowards and as such serve no purpose anymore. Get rid of them.

          Won’t happen. Too many Americans are either Republican or Democrat and will die before they give up their precious tribes.

          • SW June 9, 2023 at 11:39 am #

            There are only a few worth keeping and they’re not enough to have any real influence. The debt ceiling deal showed once again the uni-party is in control.

            The only way to stay even slightly solvent is to print more money (inflation) or tax the hell out of us so only the rich can afford to maintain their standard of living. A country where 50% of its’ citizens are one paycheck from disaster should be paying attention to this instead of adding more and more debt. But almost no one in Congress cares and it’s never discussed on the news.

          • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            SW: No, no one in congress cares because that’s not why they’re there. They’re there to have their house on the lake and live la dolce vita. Look at how many become millionaires on a civil servant’s salary after only a few years. What other job could give you that kind of return?

        • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

          Sadly, I think we all know the answer to those questions.

      • Heartlander June 9, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        Too bad Assange didn’t manage to get to Russia as Ed Snowden did.

        Did y’all see that Tara Reade, the woman who blew the whistle on Biden’s sexual assault on her, has sought and received asylum in Russia.

        How the tables have turned! I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, when Soviets used to “defect” to the U.S. for asylum.

        Now people flee to Russia for safety from the U.S. deep state. (And from the trans insanity.)

        • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:10 am #

          That is interesting, I did not know Tara “defected.”

          I’m glad that perhaps that means she can smack talk all she wants from the comfort and safety of her new home. 🙂

    • workingclasshero June 9, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      It will be a bi-partisan crusade to throw him in the penitentiary. That’ll be two sideshows to take the heat off of Biden father and son and the justice dept trying, mostly successfully, to shield them.

      I ought to switch back to being a Democrat so they can maybe start losing again. I became a ‘protest” Republican after the canonization of black saint George in 2020 and the Democrats have been winning ever since.

      • Blackbird June 9, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

        Your vote doesn’t matter – except as an excuse to arrest you.

        Don’t vote!

  11. bobfitz03 June 9, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    Given MK Ultra’s footprint inside the beltway, is it any wonder Dissociative Identity Disorder runs the joint?

    Swamp Thing vs. the Wolfman

    Game on!

    • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      One of the most famous werewolves chose a Russian-sounding stage name.

      • Blackbird June 9, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

        Bela Lugosi?

        Sounds Hungarian, (after some tweaking), to me.

        But – the Magyars (proto-Hungarians) are Finno-Uralic folks, and Russia is partly (especially in the beginning) Finno-Uralic… So…

        Oh, nevermind…

  12. BULLITT June 9, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    After celebrating this week, the sacrifice of my father and other D-Day soldiers, I’m wondering if my service as a soldier for 23 years was worth it!
    The situation we have in this Country is a true slap in the face to all Veterans! My Republican Federal Representative hides under his desk while the Country burns. His major accomplishment to date is renaming a post office in my town after a Civil War Veteran. He loves Kevin McCarthy, another worthless RINO. He’s just another poor excuse who represents the Republican Party. I think it’s time that the Republicans get off their ass and IMPEACH the Biden Regime. Supporting Trump may be an issue for them, but they have no excuse for the blatant disrespect for the rule of law.
    Enough is enough!
    Maybe it will take a White ANTIFA to fix this. Even the stupid people are pissed.
    God Bless America.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      ” I think it’s time that the Republicans get off their ass and IMPEACH the Biden Regime.”

      I’m sorry my friend, it’s time for you to get off the Republican band wagon. How many times are you going to allow the Republican scum to betray you and still give unto them your hopes and support? The evidence is there. The Republicans are either part of the uni-party, or, they are cowards and are useless. Either way, Republicans are not the answer.

      I don’t know what the answers are. Revolution won’t do any good, the people are too polarized and cannot unite.

      Personally, I am hoping for divine intervention and soon! The Christian in me has to believe that we are getting close to the events so prophesied in the book of Revelation.

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

        There is no political solution to our predicament. Well, there is, but there is no longer the political will or enough men with the balls to do what has to be done. Because everyone has too much to lose. My job, my career, my house, my car, my this, my that. Our government and our country are in the thrall of the evil people the bible said would wax worse and worse in the end times. There’s just no other way to put it.

        • Heartlander June 9, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

          It is hard to risk all when you have minor children still at home. Do you want to leave them orphaned or homeless?

          Not saying it can’t be done, just saying it’s very, very hard.

          And the Evil Ones know this: You can always get people to dance like puppets if you threaten their children.

          On the other hand, if people DON’T take the risks involved in stopping the evil, it will get their children eventually anyway, as witness the trans predators.

    • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

      Sometimes I think that conservative white America shoud start creating “no-go” zones.

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        White America is too lazy and disorganized and scared to do so.

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 12:19 am #

          @ tuco22:

          I still wonder if there are places where it could be done. E.g., I think it could be done in the rural area where I live–though there might be quite a bit of sacrifice involved. A lot of people have corporate jobs “up in the city.” And I suppose there must be a lot of people with a lot of debt. Every time I look at houses on realtor.com, most of them are over half-a-million with a small acreage, or a million or two with a somewhat larger acreage.

          I think that, in this county, there is a reasonable chance that the police and governing bodies would refuse to enforce any “woke” stuff, or any laws that are unconstitutional.

          To really effectively throw off the government yoke, you’d have to just about turn Amish, or something close to it.

          • ryan1327 June 10, 2023 at 8:43 am #

            They tried that in this little neighborhood called Ruby Ridge. Then again, on a larger scale in this place called Waco in Texas.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

            @ ryan1327:

            Nevertheless, the Amish, Mennonites, and some other sects have succeeded at this.

            Unfortunately (I guess), the withdrawal from and rejection of the larger society needs to be very uncompromising: no cars, no TV, no electronics, and scarcely any modern conveniences.

            There are quite a few varieties of Amish, Mennonites, and others, and their flexibility on these matters is variable. E.g., most Amish stores have refrigerator sections, or at least some refrigerated items. I think some sects allow occasional car transportation. (Some of them come to the farmers’ markets in cars.) If you want information on the produce auction in Windsor, Missouri, you can call the Amish manager on the phone. I think they may even have a website.

            People I know who are fairly familiar with the Amish tell me that they are far more dependent on the “English” world than is generally believed. One way you know that you are driving past an Amish farm is because every Amish farm has a little farm store near the house. Quite a bit of the stuff they are selling is not products made on the farm: yard goods, sewing notions, canning jars, kitchen appliances, and kitchen ware of various kinds. You can buy a non-electric blender at Amish stores; it is hand-cranked.

            Once a particularly silly woman posted on our community page that we should beware to the Amish scammers, because they don’t really make all that stuff they sell. I replied laconically that, “Yes, the Amish are guilty of buying at wholesale and selling at retail.” This means that there is considerable dependence on the non-Amish world.

            But to return to my point: I don’t think there’s any way to turn this thing around without an almost complete rejection of the modern world.

            Where this is not practical (which it’s not for most of us), start building the kind of world you’d like to have, in your own small sphere.

            For example: I grew up in a small town that was in many ways idyllic, but there were a lot of problem behaviors among many of the adults, and a lot of the kids went wrong, to a greater or lesser degree. There wasn’t any real community, and there was just about zero moral foundation or religious faith. Nobody checked on the elderly couple who lived across the street. Nobody organized a “food train” when Lucille’s husband blew his brains out behind the Red Dog Saloon. When Melba was observed sitting in her car for four hours after she got home from work, nobody checked on her or offered to help her. (She had leukemia.) Nobody considered working out a plan to help her with her household and her two kids. When they guy over on the next block (practically in our back yard) beat his kids, nobody gave it much thought or considered that they might be able to do something. The widower and the other widow on the block were also entirely on their own.

            So when I say you should do something in your small sphere, what I mean is, YOU shoud step up and offer to help. YOU should get with the neighbors and organize a food train for the bereaved widow, widower, or new mom. I think that if just one person starts doing things like this–checking on the elderly, picking up groceries for the sick, giving rides to people with no cars, etc.–other people will follow suit, even if you don’t get “organized.”

            I seriously believe that this is the way you turn the world around.

        • Robert the Bruce June 11, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

          That pretty much sums it up!!!

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

        However, it is encouraging to see them opt out of the military and police forces, since there is no future for white Americans in those organizations anymore anyway.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

        If we did what they did in Portland, the tanks would have been on the streets within a week. And the Guardsmen shooting to kill.

        tuco: Yes. Finally White Americans have learned that much. Sure took long enough.

        Generations of Lineage Americans fought for the International Bankers. Now the Bankers are coming for them, and what little they have left. And they don’t need them anymore to fight – though it would be sweet to watch White Americans kill White Americans at their behest. But they have the new people to do it.

    • Amman June 9, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      “I await a random event that crystallizes a decision in the mind of the better part of American citizenry. ”

      -IN COLD BLOOD
      2023

  13. SW June 9, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    The people who run the country must be a little shocked by the backlash to several of their recent stunts like promoting gay stuff to kids (Target’s stock fell thru the floor) Bud Light’s manically grinning trans (stocks fell thru the floor) and overall people not quite as sheeplike as they’d counted on. They thought they’d had them beaten down with Covid, high inflation and 1/6 horror stories but they’re proving to be a stubborn bunch.

    So time for another Trump indictment and perhaps release a few more pictures of Hunter, sort of confirm space aliens are real, act like smoke in NY is a national emergency (handled masterfully by the mayor) and other stuff.

    • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      The fires set in Canada are also to scare folks into climate change catastrophe mind-set, which will allow the PTB permission for massive lockdowns. Wait for it.

      This is the big move, it’s all or nothing.

      • SW June 9, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        Climate change hysteria will be ratcheted up and soon school shootings will be blamed on it (unless of course the shooter is a protected victim). My kids are firm believers in the coming climate catastrophe and they’re no where near as rabid as their friends. And conflicting evidence is met with the accusation that I’m a “climate denier” which is only a small notch over pedophile.

        I’ve tried to tell them terrible things are going to be done in the name of “saving the planet” (like 15 minute cities, fake food, micromanaging our lives thru technology) but b/c their lives haven’t been impacted yet, this falls on deaf ears. It took three years for them to acknowledge covid was overblown and the controls used were tyrannical. This is going to be a much harder sell for them to open their eyes.

        • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

          Yes, I’ve already read of a few shootings where when the shooter didn’t fit the narrative, they shifted the focus on the guns, namely, the Uvalde shooter, for one.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

          Speaking of kids, I heard third-hand from a kindergarten teacher who says the kids, who were three when the covid “restrictions” were put in place, do not have the requisite skills for success in school.

          Things like knowing how to hold a pencil.

          We retarded a whole generation.

          It was bad enough that so many young women today grew up believing that if they threw something in the garbage instead of recycling it they personally were contributing to the death of the planet.

          Imagine all the kids who were told they might kiss their grandmother and it would kill her?

          Not enough therapy in the world to salvage these people.

          • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            I believe this is because they were never intended to be thinking voting productive adults. I believe they’re fodder for the slaughter. There is simply no other reason to so blatantly ignore the abysmal education our kids receive for so much money. This goes for their totally ignoring black literacy rates in the public school system, nationwide. I haven’t seen the Biden administration address this at all, being too focused on white supremacy to do so. There is no concern over their lack of education because they’re not intended to become productive members of society.

        • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

          SW, I think you’re seeing the end result of having failed to teach your children how to think. I don’t blame you for that; the failure belongs to all of us.

          We’ve produced more than one generation that is unaware of fundamental concepts of logic, cannot construct an argument or recognize when they encounter one, possesses nothing remotely like an idea about anything, and has never been challenged or required to defend their idiotic, internally contradictory ideologies.

          In short, they’ve been allowed to grow up entirely without an education, kind of like Topsy, but with a thick layer of indoctrination effectively preventing any information from getting through. When you combine their ignorance about what they don’t know with their ideological possession, it’s downright frightening. Just watch them respond to every statement of provable fact with “trans women are women!”

          I don’t believe most of these will survive what is coming. They’re too spoiled and too stupid. A dose of real life will wake up a small percentage, but not many. For those who have children who are still malleable, the best gift you can give them is to challenge every stupid idea they parrot, make them defend it or surrender it. Teach them to think while it’s still possible.

          • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            That’s what Yuri Bezmenov said. He said no amount of facts will get through the indoctrination. He said even if you took them physically to the camps in the gulag, they still wouldn’t believe you. I think that’s what Biden was referring to when he said, “We choose truth over facts!”

          • SW June 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Believe me, Rowdy, I’ve asked myself many a time where did I go wrong? These are well educated adults who believe Russia invaded Ukraine unprovoked, blew up Nordstream, recycling plastic works, Trump ruined the country (and said he liked raping women) and, worst of all, the good times will never quit rolling.

            The power of propaganda, the sheer constant repeating of lies by “experts” (whom they were taught to believe) and sharing these beliefs with peers has made the climate hoax all but intractable. I believed for a long time this was based in solid science until I started reading more about how these “models” were set up.

            Will they and millions like them adapt when the freedom they have taken for granted is curtailed in their own lives? They’ll have no choice. They’ve seen the light on covid so we’ll see.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

            “or surrender it”. That almost no one can do. Their egos has never been tempered by the give and take of real intellectual battle or debate.

            Some can it time, quietly, in the privacy of their own minds. But most hate such quiet times and flee them so it never happens.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

            Their egos has never been tempered

            Some can it time – Jarek

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            You are in such a fuckin’ rush to post that you can’t stop to proofread.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 9, 2023 at 6:17 pm #

            SW – The power of propaganda, the sheer constant repeating of lies by “experts” (whom they were taught to believe)…

            Exactly.

            Exercise: Read three or four (only) major newspapers cover-to-cover and watch only mainstream TV for one day (I know, oof, but hey, it’s an exercise). Keep a pencil and ticker count on a piece of paper. How many times will you encounter a statement like “Diversity is our strength”, stated as an unchallenged historical fact? Most would be surprised. We’re being peppered constantly. That might begin to open up the eyes of even half-indoctrinated kids (?).

            Same goes for the “climate crisis”. An article about lawn care, a cold weather snap, a hot air balloon ride, or a pizza restaurant opening in town will almost invariably include at least some reference to climate change, even though it’s not warranted in any conceivable way.

            The more they say something (and get away with it), the more I shake my head for what the kids of today will believe to be true in 5-15 years, depending on their current age.

            I read the other day about a school that withdrew their “pride parade” plans. That was met with hysteria that the school was “trying to kill the traditions in the LGWHATNOT community”…Um, a couple years of forced acceptance is not in any way a tradition, geniuses…but in 15 years, it will be a very different story indeed, if allowed to carry manufactured weight for that long.

          • SW June 9, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

            Mr. Mango — You make valid points. Nazis understood the value of repeating a lie over and over by “authorities” to drill into peoples head’s whatever nonsense they wanted there. The climate indoctrination began 20 years ago and coupled with guilt, will be a perfect tool to extract obedience. Want a hamburger? Killing endangered species. Drive a gas car or own a gas stove/heater? Same. Want to put on a backpack and see the world? Same.

            Yet there’s never any discussion about turning off the electricity at 2am till 6am is there? Or any measures that would actually reduce energy use. Prince Whatshisname in Saudi Arabia figured this out and he’s a force to be reckoned with. Keep your eye on this guy.

      • ViceGrip June 9, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        MQ. . .

        The fires in Canada are certainly questionable in origin.

        However, the many fires which all started *at the exact same instant* in Quebec; said fires also being the ones most effecting the air quality [“Hazardous”] throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, are resultant of the utilization of space-based Direct Energy Weapons (DEW).

        The evidence of such is incontrovertible.

        See:

        m.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUkZ2oOFF0

        • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          To futher control and their plan for the future, they are trying to push rural communities into the cities as they morph into smart cities (digital prisons).

          They will continue to set fires, and poison the air and water to achieve this, IMO.

        • Amman June 9, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          Wildfires in Canada is a first for me. Never ever heard of one before.

          But so is so-called directed Energy weapons. That’s a bit sci-fi-ish.

          • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

            On the Twatter there are a number of rural-dwelling Canadians commenting on this stuff.

            Reminds me of the arson they had going on in the forests of Cali a few years back, only the incidents seem to be on the rise.

        • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

          Thanks. It’s been done in CA for years now.

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

          affecting

        • Yirgach June 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm #

          Uh, if you like tinfoil, you’ll really like DutchS…

          For a dose of reality try reading:

          httpX://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/06/07/media-wrong-again-about-quebec-wildfires/

      • Paddys Lament June 9, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        The governors of NY/NJ looked like they were just itching to pull the trigger on their emergency powers once again. This time it was under the guise of the Air Quality Index. Next time, it’ll be for keeps.

        • Amman June 10, 2023 at 10:23 am #

          For keeps means forever.

          I presume how the country would then function is a secondary matter.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Not enough. Americans will soon forget and start shopping at these retailers again. Disney has lost billions and is still doubling down on its woke policies. These corporations no longer care about money and profit. They are now an extension of Government oppression and will continue as such until we starve the beast.

      Can you imagine what would happen if every taxpayer just started refusing to pay their taxes? They can’t jail hundreds of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, we are all afraid. Why? Because we are all in debt, slaves to our mortgage, auto loan and credit card payments.

      • SW June 9, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        They’re not going to go bankrupt, their pockets are too deep, but the viewers on Disney will crater and while the Target boycott continues, people might switch and stay with other stores.

      • Woodchuck June 9, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        Canker, you are making this a lot more complicated than need be. All taxpayers need to do is to remove all tv sets from their homes, set them outside on the curbs, and then smash them all with hammers. Be good citizens and taxpayers and don’t leave a mess of broken parts and plastic there, but smash the thing beyond repair. And leave it in one piece so it can be disposed off easily.

        That tv is the mechanical beast spoken of in the Book of Revelation. An image of the beast that has life and speaks, and it has everyone’s undivided attention. Undivided attention and total focus is what worship is all about. You are writing about starving the beast. That’s a very difficult and long and drawn out process. The most simple way is to take the beast out to the curb like you do with junk lawnmowers and old couches on the days of the month when the city truck comes around and picks that crap up. But just don’t leave a living beast out there that someone can take and plug in again somewhere else. Take a big fucking hammer with you and make sure its dead after you have it out there on the curb. Killing one of these beasts indoors can be messy and possibly cause damage inside. And don’t even think of doing this……
        be safe out there.

        Xttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTn2kSKA0b8&pp=ygUPZWx2aXMgc2hvb3RzIHR2

        • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:55 am #

          Love it. I still have my beast, though, I don’t watch it often.

        • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

          @ Woodchuck:

          I’ve always seen a resemblance between “the second beast” and TV: “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak….”

          Also, the image of the “second beast” as having “two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon” puts me in mind of the TV set of former times, with its rabbit-ear antennae. I suppose it could refer to all broadcast and social media. The “second beast” seems to be the public information systems through which the purposes of the “first beast” are promulgated.

          Carrying this a little further, maybe the dragon who gives its power to the first beast is Satan, and the first beast–with 7 heads and 10 crowns–is the nations fo the earth (maybe the nations united into the form of one beast?).

          • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            By peace shall he destroy many.

            The meaning of the image.

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

          Take a big fucking hammer with you and make sure its dead after you have it out there on the curb. – Woodchuck

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

          Chuck, your anti-TV rant gave me a hearty chuckle. I could just imagine the neighbors staring out their windows and saying “I think ol’ Q. Shtik has lost it.”

        • Rulo Deschamps June 9, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

          Woodchuck: bravo!

      • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

        No, they can’t jail hundreds of millions of Americans, but they can sure as hell cut off their benefits. And that’s just what they would do.

        • Anthea June 9, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          That’s why we haven’t seen any serious efforts at secession.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Great meme: What can one man alone do – said a hundred million patriots.

        Total collapse of all “social capital”. This is the result of complete commitment to the anti-human philosophy of late stage Capitalism. There is very little left except “going to work”. And that often means being a servant of the very people who hate you.

        We’re all individuals – the serfs cry. Sure you are. In other words, you don’t like each other very much being very poorly raised.

      • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        I continue to think that one of the few things within our power to actually make a difference would be a general strike by the people who make life possible – truckers, electricians, plumbers, grocery store clerks, fast food workers, roofers, EMTs, road crews, etc. I don’t know if it’s possible, and certainly not probable, but it would very soon bring the country to a standstill and make clear who is really essential and who isn’t. No one calls an internet “influencer” when the furnace stops working or the water pipe leaks through the ceiling. These are the people who matter in practical terms and, as such, they hold real but unrealized power.

      • Heartlander June 9, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

        No, we just don’t want to go to prison.

        And those of us who are stewards of family farms or businesses that were lovingly built up over generations and therefore we feel responsible for passing those down to our children, don’t feel it would be fair to our kids to have everything we own confiscated by the government.

        • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

          Heartlander, I understand perfectly. I’m just not sure that confiscation won’t happen in any event, as it is happening in the Netherlands and elsewhere. It seems to me that this kind of uprising would be a manifestation of the only kind of real power we possess, the power to make things stop working. I’m bereft of other ideas.

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 12:34 am #

          @ Heartlander:

          I don’t think violence is necessary. I think what’s needed is a large-scale withdrawal from the larger society, along the lines of the Amish. Of course, the chances of something like this happening, even on a small scale, are rather remote. There are probably few people who would be willing to make the required sacrifices–and not many who could afford to buy land and take up farming.

          Would I do it? Yes, I’ve been willing to do something like that for probably most of my adult life.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

      Speaking of those space aliens, I have heard a couple of people now, people who like him, describe RFK Jr. as naive.

      What does that have to do with aliens? I’m getting there.

      I had been thinking that about him myself, but it didn’t seem as if that could be so, that someone who has lived the life he has could be naive.

      Then I saw his post about UFOs.

      I am not questioning his belief or disbelief in UFOs (well yes I am but not right at this moment).

      The problem I’m having here is with what he says to back it up:

      “Funny how these responses calling me a conspiracy theorist ignore that this item has been reported in numerous mainstream media. If I’m a conspiracy theorist, then so is +@Newsweek + @thedailybeast+
      @Debriefmedia+@NYMag+ lots of others.”

      https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1666288446107975680?s=20

      Is he serious? Does he really think a story finding its way into the mainstream media makes it more credible?

      Say you were joking, Bobby.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

        Very good point. Tucker is going down this blind alley too and has been for some time.

        Both Barnhardt and Anglin have pointed out how UFO pics haven’t gotten any better despite the vast increase in photographic technology and the explosion of accessibility.

      • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        You happen to see the May Vegas sightings of 10 foot tall greenish aliens? Cop caught a pic of the ship flying away. Psyop? I dunno.

        • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

          You happen to see the May Vegas sightings of 10 foot tall greenish aliens? Cop caught a pic of the ship flying away. Psyop? I dunno. – anmari

          =========

          Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day of the day is simply incredible. It is titled Pandora’s Cluster of Galaxies. The cluster is said to be 3.5 BILLION light years away. Yes, I said BILLION with a B.

          Even the Andromeda Galaxy which is the nearest galaxy visible with the naked eye as just a fuzzy little blip is 2.5 Million light years distant. Think about that. The light we are seeing today left Andromeda 2.5 million years ago and has just now arrived.

          My point is this: I will never accept that we have been visited by UFOs unless it is proved irrefutably that light, at 186,000 miles per second is NOT the fastest thing in the universe. We would need something perhaps a million times faster than light.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

            of the day

          • Rulo Deschamps June 9, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

            Q, wake up. Aliens and UFOs are not travelers from distant galaxies. They are demons, succubi, hungry gods that feed on human fear, greed, blood – from this planet, but several layers or dimensions removed from us.

            Some homo sapiens have been messing with ways to contact them and invite them to our layer or consciousness in exchange for power and knowledge for a long time.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 12:48 am #

            @ Rulo deschamps:

            Yep, probably.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:28 am #

            They are demons, succubi, hungry gods that feed on human fear, greed, blood – from this planet, but several layers or dimensions removed from us. – Rulo

            ==========

            You can’t be serious. Please tell me you are just pulling my leg.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

            Q, I am serious and not pulling your leg – it is the best approximation to the truth I can figure out from my experience and readings. Mushrooms also played a role in arriving at this conclusions.

            But what do I know. In any case, I wasn’t messing with you but expressing an honest belief. Beware of those open portals and what comes through them.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

            THESE conclusions. Damn, one has to walk on eggshells around you, you’re aching to correct.

            Remember, blogs are an ephemeral graffiti – just conveying a point matters more than perfect language.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

            I’m with Rulo on this one ‘Stick.

            This life is much stranger than you – or I or anyone else – will ever understand.

          • Woodchuck June 10, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Why didn’t God create a normal universe? Instead there is all this wierdness going on and there are people claiming they’ve encountered disembodied intelligences. In school the materialist teachers will leave almost all students brainwashed with the notion that without an extremely complicated biological mechanism supporting it, that self consciousness or thinking is impossible. That intelligence is impossible with no mechanism of some sort involved. Artificial intelligence still requires energy and a mechanical apparatus to keep it “alive”. People will think you are mentally off balance for having any views different from this.

            If this universe had been made to work as normal universes everywhere else are, we wouldn’t be having these discussions about demons and little green men. I suppose God thinks this is funny? He’s got a sense of humor?

          • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

            People should probably quit thinking of “God” as a man (or woman, or non-binary changeling) up in the sky. I think that would clear up a lot of misconceptions.

            David Gelernter, probably David Gelernter’s choice for “World’s Smartest Man/Person”: “There is no God. No perfect God would create the shitty world we live in.” (Paraphrased…) Yup, “God” is just an older David Gelernter kicking back on some cumulus with angels singing His praises… No wonder Ted Kaczynski disliked him – ok, tried to kill him. I like Ted more all the time – but don’t try to kill someone just because he’s a dipshit. Shame on you Ted’s brother.

            Yes, ‘Stick, re: aliens and the speed of light. And… they look like us. Really?
            How coincidental… Also the chain of highly improbably events occurring at just the right time to allow us to “evolve” into our current position.

            The obvious answer: a cosmic mindfuck.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            you’re aching to correct. – Rulo

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

            No, Rulo, I am aching NOT to correct.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            You need to take up knitting or crochet. PM me for the pattern for a hand-crocheted bedspread that will allow you to indulge your perfectionist tendencies for about a year. At the end of that time, you may or may not correct others’ English usage, but you will sure as hell never crochet again.

      • Nigel Tufnel June 9, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        Yeah Beryl, but those of us here are in the high IQ choir.
        Consider the state of mind of the Gen-pop these days… addled by fluoride, estrogen mimics, social media, porn … struggling to pay bills, – all designed to keep their minds off the reality of the situation, so far behind the curve that those in the know must engage in ‘soft disclosure’ – the truth in digestible bits. Even then, most are too emasculated to take any kind of action beyond voting. Still we must try. As Lincoln said, “the probability of failure must not deter us from support of a cause we deem to be just.”

        RFKjr just interviewed Dane Wiggington on geoengineering (weather control) issues. It was good. No pandering, they did not agree on every point. Open discussion on the issues. Link – go to youtube enter key words above in search bar.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

          I did not know there was such a site. Thanks.

          It’s funny, other western countries accept that this stuff is fact, while here they still call it a conspiracy theory.

        • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

          Whycome you don’t have tattoo?

      • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

        He could be trying to work the herd.

        In fact, if trying to mainstream conspiracy ideas, I would say he is taking a smart approach.

        This quote suggests that:

        “The information originated from a highly decorated intelligence agency official who was part of a Navy Task Force. Other former intelligence officials corroborate what he says. “Conspiracy theory” is a lazy response that refuses to look at the information on its own merits”

        But yes, the appeal to authority is quite risky (and an Arguments 101 fallacy), and opens him up to all kinds of easy punches from the globalist parasite class.

  14. tom clark June 9, 2023 at 10:49 am #

    There are 17 full moons between now and the 2024 election and 136 CFN blogs. ‘Nuf said.

    • Disaffected June 9, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

      I know I speak for everyone when I say we were all waiting for you to weigh in on these key issues, lo’ t. Thanks!

  15. stelmosfire June 9, 2023 at 10:56 am #

    Lycanthropy, a word I have not heard or read since I discovered the book ” Man is the Prey ” James Frederick Clarke 1969. . I highly recommend it. You won’t believe the tales in this book. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo,lions, The Champawat Tiger, ate 440 people, The Leopard of Rudraprayag. wow. Wolves in western Russia during the Holodomor. Brutal stories. .

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    • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

      Redit. Don’t forget the Leopard Men of East Africa either. Why should people only turn into wolves?

      Predators often turn man eaters when old or injured and unable to catch herbivores. St Francis severely chastised the Wolf of Gubbio and the wolf stopped eating people. The people fed him until his natural death.

      • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

        I highly recommend “The Werewolf in Lore and Legend” by Montague Summers, one of the most delightful eccentrics ever to baffle and bewitch his contemporaries. Read this as a kid and then wolfed down all of the rest of his weird and wondrous books.

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

          i’ve always meant to tackle him! Maybe I don’t have to because you already have.

          Btw, does he ever mention “The Wine of Fauns”, the ultimate drug? See Machen’s, The Great God Pan if you don’t know.

          W.E Butler said that the authorities – and behind them the Brotherhood of Light – went to extraordinary efforts to destroy Witchcraft Cult for this reason, not because of dancing around Maypoles and having a bit of nooky.

          Of course the Puritans and others were extreme against the latter as well, but Butler believed that a deeper struggle was taking place – and would again if the recipe was revealed again.

          • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

            You should read him, Jarek, even though I have already done so! I place him in the box with genuine oddities like the Sitwells, where they would be a bit lonely without him. I recall mention of fauns in his translation of the Malleus Maleficarum. It’s been a while since I read The Great God Pan, so I’ll have to revisit, but I’ve lately been reading Machen’s autobiographies in which he rambles around odd corners of London and sees them through his peculiar lens. I’m a sucker for armchair travel of that particular kind.

      • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

        the Wolf of Gubbio – Jar

        ========

        Oh for Christ’s sake Jar, wise up! The Wolf of Gubbio didn’t stop eating people because of St Francis’s chastisement but more likely because he had an upset stomach or a decayed tooth that was killing him. Occam’s razor.

        The stuff you believe………WOW, just WOW!

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 12:53 am #

          The Wolf of Gubbio is one of many old legends about St. Francis. Supposedly, the villagers started feeding the wolf (if I remember right) and kind of made a pet of him. This caused him to stop eating people. I don’t know if that would work or not.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:16 am #

            It probably would and actually that’s the story of how wolves became domesticated dogs.

            Wolves are smart, and they don’t fight or attack if they have another source of sustenance. So if people provided that, guess what? No need to eat the peeps.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Supposedly, the villagers started feeding the wolf (if I remember right) and kind of made a pet of him. This caused him to stop eating people. – Anthea

            ==========

            The legend you cite has an air of believability except for the fact that St. Francis lived around 1200 AD while wolves became domesticated about 130,000 years ago according to Google.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            Humans are also not the preferred prey of wolves. Most predators don’t care for the way we taste. A wolf that attacks a human is probably doing so because age and infirmity have forced him to go after slower, weaker prey. He’s too old to catch and kill a deer, for example.

            Maybe packs of wolves would attack humans if they were starving and other prey was thin on the ground. There’s a wonderful story in Willa Cather’s “My Antonia” about the deathbed confession of one of the two Russian brothers who were their neighbors in Nebraska. While driving a wedding party home from a neighboring town in sleighs, the caravan of sleighs was picked off, one after another, by an enormous pack of wolves, which then ate everybody up, including the horses. The wolves continued to attack until only the lead sleigh remained–the one containing the bride and groom, and driven by the Russian brothers. As the wolves begin to close in, the driver hands the reins to his brother, climbs into the back of the sleigh, and throws the bride to the wolves. Then he throws the groom to the wolves.

            So the Russian brothers had to move to Nebraska.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 6:15 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            Yet the wolves live on, and are still around today.

  16. DaveO907 June 9, 2023 at 10:59 am #

    What is left to say? About this moment we are in. About the state of the human condition in this arbitrarily assigned year we generally accept as being “2023.”
    A culmination cometh. And we shall see some things. The momentum is established by larger forces than our perceptions seem capable of understanding, let alone being able to actually realistically do anything to or about them.
    We feel the forces dragging us to the Edge, yet can only nervously titter and perhaps give those forces we do recognize names for familiarity’s small comfort and speak of previous “solutions” to past issues of the day, as if maybe, hopefully, we can somehow avoid the reality of the consequences of too many evil people for too many years having built this horrid construct.

    But this one is a real humdinger, this one is so many-faceted that it’s quite impossible to wrap our noggins around the scope of the thing. I won’t reiterate the litany we face, we know what they are, who the humans involved are, it’s just a matter of having the simple courage to accept “Shit has gotten out of hand” and we can no longer deal with the totality in any meaningful and/or effective way. Hey, we’re only human…
    If you haven’t seen our host’s latest offering of “Eyesore of the Month” go there and gaze upon what modern mankind hath wrought.
    That representation of a functional modern building for me describes just what our contemporary condition is as a frozen in time (this moment) species truly looks like when beheld as an honest reflection of our collective American-U.S. psyche. A mirror image seen gazing into one’s own eyes.

    The time of tribulation? It’s ours as near as I can tell.

    “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” ~ Samuel Johnson

    I’m not going to be doing much differently, I will continue to hope some goodness will rise above, will do my own part to make it so, but I cannot unsee what I see when I look around and truly assess just where we are, how far down the wrong trail we have traveled.
    And now night is falling and we shall have to camp here on this precipice.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      I have long believed that we all know that things are amiss. Deep down in our bowels most people know and sense that something is deeply troubling and a cancerous sickness and rot lies over our culture, society and people. We all know it and can sense it but we don’t know what to do about it. So, we look to drugs, alcohol, entertainment, sports and medications to give us a reprieve from it to take away our focus. We are all living lies. Deep lies. Most people driving around in nice cars don’t actually own them. Most people living in big fancy homes don’t actually own them. Hell, most people don’t even own the clothes on their own backs having financed those clothes with credit cards. We know something is amiss in our foods. We know the problems with our children is because of we the parents. We know our Government is not what they pretend to be. We know our money is false and is nothing more than flimsy paper. We know we are lied to on all accounts. We know our healthcare providers are nothing more than pill pushers for big-pharma. We know social security and our pensions are ponzi schemes. We know most beautiful women we see aren’t really that beautiful as they are hidden behind layers of paint and artificial implants. We know most music we see is computer generated and fake.

      Most of what we experience in this world is a lie, fake or unreal. This is a world of lies controlled by the father of all lies.

      The best thing I have found that I can do is be real. I’m getting older. I let my hair go grey. My teeth are yellow and crooked and I make no effort to whiten or straighten them. I don’t live on credit but I live debt free. I focus on interpersonal relationships when I can find them. I try to focus on the real and avoid the lies of our society. The more I focus on the real and keep myself above and out of the games of lies played by the majority of society the better able I am to cope.

      • stelmosfire June 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        Cank, are you debt free? Do you own a house. No, the town owns the house. Property tax. A car? Excise tax or no registration where I live. The feds/ city own everything. Fuel tax, sales tax, income tax, estate tax, tax the rich, tax the poor, tax it all till there ain’t no more.

        • stelmosfire June 9, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          I’m thinking of sending a tax bill to Fidel JR. for blotting out my sunshine for the past week. If the cissy doesn’t pay I’m going to Ottawa to sequester his CBD gummy bears and hair gel.

        • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          However, it is encouraging to see them opt out of the military and police forces, since there is no future for white Americans in those organizations anymore anyway.

        • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          Aaron Russo’s film Freedom to Fascism, I believe, lists at one point in the film all the taxes Americans pay, and the list is almost endless. But even if they knew, most wouldn’t care.

          • messianicdruid June 9, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            We have to stop using money.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            Yeah, if only people didn’t have to give back anything! And could become super rich just like the big guys!

            Thus we are ruled. The peeps identify with their oppressors.

            Self sufficiency would mean giving even more in many case. Taking of your own old, sick, crazy. Schooling your own kids, etc. For those that couldn’t, the Church could – but that means tithing or giving a tenth of your income so it can do that.

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          Keep going, Stel. Do you own your own mind? As if it is self sufficient and doesn’t need inputs from without? How about your body? Self sufficient or part of nature, needing inputs?

          And in what sense is it yours then? Did you buy it? From who or where? Got a receipt?

          You approach the existential – that which is intrinsic and not just social or political.

          Tread carefully.

          • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            Explain how requiring input of some sort equals non-ownership.

            Be detailed.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

            Will you still own it when you are dead? Subtracted in other words?

          • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 7:07 am #

            Again, explain how requiring input of some sort equals non-ownership.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            You don’t even own yourself so how can you absolutely own anything?

            This is not an argument for Communism. Individual ownership is a good check against that. But it’s become a dogma that no one will look at.

            You want to own as much as possible right? Every one does. That’s because you identify with the Elite.

          • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

            Once again, explain how requiring input of some sort equals non-ownership.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

            That you require inputs shows you are relative, not an isolated, “atomic”, eternal, individual. And as a relative being, you can’t really own or control anything. Only God can do that.

            Do you think your are God, Owl?

          • Night Owl June 11, 2023 at 9:49 am #

            How does requiring input of some kind equal non-ownership?

        • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

          stelmosfire, we are all subject to constraints that make “debt free” a relative term. We can reasonably consider ourselves debt free if we have no debt beyond those constraints. I can reasonably hope to pay off credit card debt, which I have long since done, and any other debt that I have acquired by my own actions – also done. Obviously I can’t eliminate the fuel tax or property tax, nor can Cankerpuss.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            See the quest for the false absolute! They conflate this world of debt and limitation with the Transcendental.

            They want to be free? They’ve never even thought about what that means.

            For some it means driving at 90 mph. For others, eating ice cream morning, noon, and night. For others making as much money as possible and destroying all competitors. That’s good, right?

      • Diane June 9, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

        I have started to focus on what is real too—nature, true friendship, sincere social interactions. I quit dying my hair years ago and quit wearing makeup last year. It’s not surprising to me that women are allowing trans men to overtake their sports; they have been letting society tell them for years that they are ugly if they don’t dye their hair, paint their faces, get cosmetic surgery, etc. Whole lotta disdain for the natural that women have allowed, with themselves as victims. Fake fake fake.

        • Wizard of the Saddle June 9, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          So sick of the fake, painted whores syndrome. Bravo to you for breaking free of that BS. The best women are the all-natural variety,

        • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          Yes, make hay while the sun shines. Spring thwarted cometh not again.

          Women need to attract men while in their teens or twenties, before they start to lose their looks.

          Women use makeup because it works. If it didn’t, they wouldn’t. No one “makes” them make themselves up. Indeed, try stopping them! I remember a woman put to death in Iran for being a beautician. She cursed them right to the end. She might have been able to save herself, but refused.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

            Um, Jarek-

            There is a line in one of Tim Winton’s books- “Men are attracted to faded beauty. It gives them hope”.

            I had noticed that, but I thought of it more as I looked so bad they thought they had a shot.

            The ability to attract men is not the asset some people think it is.

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

            No, or only as a tertiary option for the third class. Or for desperate Chads who have had a bad night and it’s closing time. Dim light helps, Ber.

            Pervs? Perhaps. Blacks have show an interest in raping old White women. And King Charles hooked up with what’s her name when he could have had anyone.

            It’s the huge Hats. English royalty have imprinted on them – like Lorentz’s geese trying to hump beach balls.

          • Diane June 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

            I am 50 and have found I get just as much attention as I ever did, but I like the guys I attract now better. Different set of people. I’ll take ‘em. If someone requires me to cover my face, I would rather be alone.

          • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

            “desperate Chads who have had a bad night and it’s closing time.”

            Chads are never desperate, Jarek. You’re talking about sub 5s resorting to slump-busting.

          • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

            Women use makeup because it works. – Jar

            ===========

            A few years ago Bo and I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast in CT. At the breakfast table was another couple who adhered to some strict religion (Mormon maybe?). The woman wore not a stitch of makeup. Bo was horrified. She talked about it all day.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

            Soul Forensics knows all the incel lingo.

            That explains so much.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 3:43 am #

            @ Jarek:

            “Women need to attract men while in their teens or twenties….”

            Why would they want to do that? There is usually no advantage to attracting a man.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:19 am #

            I’m wondering how I am hearing about so many 50- and 60- something weddings these days if men only go for young women.

            Lots of my friends got divorced or widowed, and found a new husband within a couple of years, in their late 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s.

            When you live in mommy’s basement or spend your life leeching off your family, and have no social circle, these might be the things you never learn about.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            Mary: I don’t believe you.

            Diane: Nor you.

            Beryl: Ridiculous.

            Beauty fades. Men lose interest because they love beauty. In contrast, a man’s beauty, his wealth, tends to increase over time.

          • Woodchuck June 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            “Women use makeup because it works”. – Jar

            Not exactly. Makeup is enabled in the South because of ac being available everywhere for homes. motor vehicles, boats, planes, stores, cab tractors etc. etc. When the Long Emergency arrives with no ac women will stop painting their faces. Their sweating and makeup smudging and running will only make them look like Alice Cooper or Marilyn Manson – creepy and wierd. That’s when makeup stops working. Todays peeps can’t imagine a world with no ac. When it arrives there will be intense wailing and knashing of teeth.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

            No one “makes” them make themselves up. Indeed, try stopping them! – Jar

            ========

            ^This^ is sooo true.

            Beginning in mid-2005 and extending to Oct 2013, my mother-in-law (i.e. Peter and Bo’s mom) lived on our third floor where Peter currently lives. She fell, broke her hip and died 7 months later in 2014. But in the few years before she took that fall on the steps she was in her late 80s and we would take her several times a week to a nearby nursing home/adult day care facility to give her something to do.

            I would load “mom” into the front passenger seat of my car and help her to get strapped in with the seat belt. Consider now that mom was very old and very demented yet the first thing she did as soon as she was settled in her seat was to flip down the sun visor and check her appearance in the mirror.

            The daily routine was that Bo would lay out the clothes mom would be wearing and would apply makeup to her face: penciled-on eye brows, rouged cheeks, powdered nose and lipstick.

            Even an old woman, decades beyond the need to attract men, never gives up on the desire to beautify with makeup.

        • Vegan Shark June 9, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

          Diane @ 12:58 pm,

          I suppose dying your hair or wearing makeup is unreal or unnatural if you want to look at it that way. But they’ve existed in almost every culture in history. They are part of human nature, and to call human nature unnatural is contradictory.

          What’s wrong with modifying one’s looks as long as the result is tasteful and attractive? It’s a form of kindness to others, making their visual world more beautiful.

          Do you eat with a knife and fork (or chopsticks)? Wear eyeglasses? Dozens of actions performed by all of us every day would never be found in a pure state of nature.

          True friendship, sincerity in social relations and such are virtuous and admirable. But they are arguably rising above behaviors assigned by nature.

          • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

            I agree, nothing wrong with having a little pride in ones’ appearance. As you say, it’s been a sign of a healthy society for the most part all throughout history.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 4:06 am #

            @ Vegan Shark:

            Yes, for the most part, if not excessive, women wear makeup, dress nicely, comb their hair, and put on a bra just as a matter of propriety. You’re supposed to look decent in public.

            As MaryQueen said (sort of), taking pride in ones appearance is healthy. Going around looking slovenly is a pretty good sign that a person has a mental or physical problem–that is, they are unhealthy at some level.

            Back when I was in that business, I used to be particular about skin care: hyaluronic acid, retinol, toners, facial soap, glycolic acid peels, and such. I’ve mostly lost interest in this, but, after all, who wants to look bad?

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:30 am #

            Agree, Anthea.

            When it gets to the extreme, it’s just clownish, but again, that isn’t the majority of people (even if it’s a trend that millions pick up).

            I saw these 2 young women in Panera last week in line ordering food, and there were about 3 adult businessmen behind them. The men didn’t really look at them except sort of nervously – as one would a crazy person. This might be because both of these young women were tarted up to the point of over-the-top ridiculousness. They were scantily clad (mini-skirt, bare midriff tops, etc), high platform shoes. Oh wait, one had fluffy boa feathered sliders like bedroom slippers from the 1950s. They had those shelf-like fake eyelashes, but not just regular ones, the industrial ones the drag queens wear. Their hair was bleached to a painfully unattractive level, and sprayed into place. Their lipstick was likewise super exaggerated, done outside their lipline. They had micro-bladed eyebrows and tattoos to top it all off. Lots of cheap bling on ears and wrists.

            They had affected mannerisms that one usually sees (again) by drag queens or gay men trying to act like a caricature of women.

            They just made everyone around them (a bunch of regular folks) uncomfortable (except me & my friend, we were quietly fascinated and quite entertained). I am not sure that was their aim, who knows.

          • Woodchuck June 10, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

            As for skin care and all the lotions and treatments available, castor oil works *very* well and is inexpensive. It also has many other medicinal uses besides as a laxative which it used to be famous for.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

            @ Woodchuck:

            Meh. I’m quite familiar with castor oil and its many uses.

            Skin care has made radical advances over the past 10-20 years. It’s not your grandma’s Oil of Olay any more. If a woman consistently uses various potions, it’s possible to literally turn back the clock a good ten years or so. I used to make and sell hyaluronic acid serum and retinol serum. (The Vitamin C serum didn’t behave well for me, so I gave up on it.) Those two serums and a good facial soap, used with an exfoliating glove, are about all it takes.

            A glycolic acid peel is also a good idea once in awhile. If you ever do a glycolic acid peel, you’ll see what I mean. The feel of your skin, before and after, is amazing. Your “before” skin feels like a piece of rough lumber. Your “after” skin feels like the same piece of lumber would feel if it were finely finished and polished. The reason for that is that your skin is covered with a ton of mostly invisible dead skin, which makes it feel rough. Glycolic acid eats up this layer of dead skin. Removing the dead skin makes the skin healthier. Dead skin clogging the pores is the most common cause of acne. There’s also quite a difference when you apply makeup. Obviously, if you apply makeup to a piece of rough lumber, it will not do much to enhance its appearance, and you’ll get a flakey, cakey effect. When you apply makeup to smooth skin, it works a lot better.

            There are of course many other products that can make your skin healthier–and thus better looking. You almost have to work with this stuff, as in formulating products, to get a sense of what you can do.

            One example is DL-Panthenol (pro-Vitamin B-5). Try using a shampoo with Panthenol versus using a shampoo without it. You should notice a HUGE difference–unless the manufacturer is skimping on the Panthenol. Since I was formulating the stuff myself, I had no worries about this. I used the maximum recomended percentage. Panthenol is just as good for skin as it is for hair. There are lots of other goodies that can go in hair and skin products: quarternary cationic polymers, urea, cetrimonium chloride, silk amino acids, and various essential oils and herbal extracts. I often used frankincense essential oil and peony extract in some products, but there are many more.

            If a person is into this type of thing, it is endlessly fascinatig and complex. Now that I’ve quit making and selling these products, I’ve found other things to be fascinated by.

            My point here is that this whole area is both interesting and valuable. You do this stuff for the same reason you stay in shape, put on some deodorant and perfume, and shave your armpits. A “natural” woman might go without deodorant and perfume, and let her leg hairs and armpit hairs grow, but I don’t think that’s desirable.

    • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

      how far down the wrong trail we have traveled. – Dave

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

      The last line of The Road Not Taken has often brought me to tears:
      “and that has made all the difference.”

      • Rulo Deschamps June 9, 2023 at 9:24 pm #

        “not a stitch of makeup”

        A dab of makeup, a stitch of clothing. Non native English speaker here, so I could be wrong.

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:39 am #

          Its a mixing of metaphors for artistic purposes; poetic license.

        • Slugoon June 10, 2023 at 3:11 am #

          Being a non-native probably makes you more accurate than a native. It works that way in Britain too.

      • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 4:11 am #

        @ Q. Shtik:

        One of the things I used to tell my daughters, when they had a life-altering decision to make (and there were many), is that when you come to a fork in the road, you can only go one way or the other, and you have to choose. You will never know what was down that other road. I guess my point was that there’s no use in beating yourself up about these choices.

        It’s also my belief that, if there is trouble ahead, there is no avoiding it, no matter what choice you make. You just change the nature of the trouble.

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

          You will never know what was down that other road. – Anthea

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

          What I find so profound about the last line of Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken is this: in every second of your life you are doing SOMETHING and at the same time there are an infinite number of things that you are NOT doing. Those are the roads NOT taken. But it is the roads that you HAVE taken “that have made all the difference.”

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

            Yup.

        • beantownbill. June 10, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

          Or as the great Yogi Berra said: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  17. SomeoneInAsia June 9, 2023 at 10:59 am #

    If Chaney and Trump are werewolves, then the global elite must all be vampires. They don’t sleep on beds but in coffins, and they’re trying to suck everyone else dry. That’s why they suck so much.

    • Wizard of the Saddle June 9, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

      Yeah, they suck alright…..both blood and dicks.

      • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

        Underrated post.

  18. DaveO907 June 9, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    Forgot to add this disclaimer to my post. I still cannot reply to any comments, I can only primary post.

  19. BULLITT June 9, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    IMHO, I hope those who voted and supported Joe Biden are happy to take a very royal screwing! And now these fools sit back and quietly ignore the disaster they created. They are too weak minded to bring hell upon their Democrat Senators and Representatives. I live in Pennsylvania, the home of welfare and voter fraud. We have been blessed with Senator Fetterman and Senator Casey. Neither of these two ae patriotic enough to ask what the hell is going on. They hide behind a desk and vote the straight party line to protect their own ass. These two could care less about the people of Pennsylvania who go to work every day and pay congressional salaries.
    These people who represent us need to be questioned as to their worth!
    Republican or Democrat, there’s no excuse for the lawlessness we have in this Country.
    Shame on them!

    • Woodchuck June 9, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      Shame on them!? I’ve read somewhere that psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists don’t feel any shame in the first place. Shame just sorta bounces off them in the way that bullets bounce off Superman.

      • Qwibqwib June 9, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

        “Cremation of care” is their remedy. They do this ritual in the spring. They kill their conscience every year…

    • Rain Waters June 9, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      I dont wanna be in the same cuntry as the realm of fetturdman.

    • Rowdypiglet June 9, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      Bullitt, I grew up in PA and my family has deep roots there going back to the “original thirteen” who settled Germantown. I’ve been gone from the state for a long time, and still miss home. The problem is that the home I miss now lives only in my memories. On the rare occasions when I’ve returned, I recognize nothing either physically in the landscape, or in the people. It’s all gone, all alien.

  20. BLESSER June 9, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    Geez, where’s Robespierre when you need him?!

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    • AmericanObserver June 9, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

      Robespierre was part of the problem. A successful revolutionary but a poor leader, his main contribution to the revolution was making it so bloody that the French were eager for it to end.

      It did and led to Napoleon to restore sanity, albeit as a crowned emperor.

      We need our Napoleon.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 9, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        I have no issue with an American Napoleon at this late date.

        A fervent American Nationalist benevolent dictator from the good old founding stock of the nation would be rather refreshing, actually.

      • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

        Millions would have followed Trump if he had called upon them in his Hour. But only Slaughter since no preparation has been made.

        Years of vast planning went into both the French and American revolutions.

        A friend said that the Slaughter would have been better than doing nothing.

  21. elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 11:48 am #

    CFN’rs,
    What’s troubling you today, Bunky? Pick any of the latest outrages, assaults on your freedoms, your lifestyle, your culture. You will learn, you must learn, a defense mechanism. Voting? fuhgeddaboudit! Protest? Nigga please! The route to sanity was long ago proffered by of the country’s eminent statespersons, Nancy Reagan.

    Just Say No.

    No. I will not comply. Do what you will.

    • Cankerpuss June 9, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      And that’s about all there is. Not much more we can do.

      No. The most powerful word in the English language and one that most people can’t say anymore.

    • stelmosfire June 9, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

      No is Know, and New is Gnu,
      I feel like a gosh darn Foo,
      You be me and I be you,
      Covid was the fuckin’ flu.
      When the world comes to an end
      Will you be my well armed friend?

      Samuel Colt, 1857

      • elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        Wright is right,
        Rong is wrong,
        My friends, Smith and Wesson,
        Will sing your song….

        • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

          Lost the handle off his johnson
          Can’t direct the stream
          Ask who is pissin on yah
          It’s a one world meme

          • stelmosfire June 9, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

            Johnson never had a handle!

            I got smote by sumbitch Randle.

            When i see that sum-o-bitch,

            He’ll be hurtin’ for a stitch’

            Balls a hurtin’ pussy hat.

            Black and Blu and that tis that.

          • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            Lol st elmo the just
            Don’t gotta handle
            Or a johnson to bust
            Still gotta problem
            Withabita lust
            But time will cure datz
            A must.

  22. Nigel Tufnel June 9, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

    Thanks for the great blog Mr K.

    So far, for me, this is the plan:
    Plan A – change voter registration to Democrat so I can vote to overcome the algos in the machines against RFKjr in the primaries.
    Plan B – If it comes down to Biden vs Trump, I’ll vote for donald despite still being super pissed about his betrayal of Julian Assange, among other things.
    Plan C – carry on with preps for upcoming collapse.

    I guess plan C runs parallel to A and B.

    • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      Yeah, I think that’s what I’ll do, too. I agree with an earlier post about Donald Trump never being allowed to set foot in the, I’ll call it the colored house, since Biden lit it up with rainbow lights to mark the beginning of Pride month, so I don’t intend to vote for him, but I was thinking of registering as democrat and voting for Bobby Kennedy, Jr, just to split the ticket for Biden.

    • jgalt June 9, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

      Sure that Plan C includes firearms, ammunition, and training, for continuing assaults by Demoncraps, marxists, antifa loons, or blm creeps, Maybe I should add in the millions of illegals, mostly of military age, who are not, and will not be in a crisis, our friends. The indictment of President Trump, while China/cartel Joe goes untouched, should tell everyone all they need to know. There is an ongoing war against all non-leftists, and it will only get worse and more deadly. There are many millions who are not afraid to stand up to fight and die if necessary, rather than submit to absolute tyranny. That is the reason for the push to disarm Americans pure and simple.

    • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

      Sure, that’ll show ’em!

      Vote for the other uniparty party!

  23. Bill of Rights June 9, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

    BIDEN ARRESTS POLITICAL OPPONENT.

    BIDEN ARRESTS OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER.

    BIDEN ARRESTS FORMER PRESIDENT.

    When this happens in other lands don’t we always say “The President” is cracking down on his political opponents? Why do we say the “DOJ is issuing an indictment” when it happens at home?

    • tuco22 June 9, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      Because we’re hypocrites. That’s why.

    • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

      Banana republic achieved.

    • skptc June 12, 2023 at 1:50 am #

      It might be due to the efforts of people such as Jonathan Turley. I have been examining Turley’s commentary on Merrick Garland since 8/16/22 When he wrote that “Merrick Garland is a person with unimpeachable ethics and integrity.”

      Margot Cleveland and Jonathan Turley have both practiced and taught law. It has been interesting to search the writings of both for “Garland” and comparing what they have to say. I am beginning to wonder if Turley will ever modify his position on Merrick Garland considering that he has linked back to his 8/16/22 article in subsequent writing.

  24. JC Penny June 9, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

    So…. are there a lot of MJ plantations in that forest fire in Canada? JHK seems to be hallucinating.

    Looking forward to Monday’s clearer head.

    • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Hey jc, or snack cakes perhaps? I thought you came over from the dark side…

  25. mrs_saj June 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

    Great post today, Jim.

    You may have noticed the timing of this new werewolf hunt has a near-magical synchronicity with oddly identical circumstances shimmering around the current occupant of the White House — another case of misplaced official papers. Unlike the Donald Trump werewolf hunt, the “Joe Biden” classified-docs-in-a-garage case is moving at the speed of an Amtrak train with a broken Johnson rod stuck on a sidetrack outside Joppatowne, Maryland, in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve.

    I think the interesting aspect of the timing is relative to the upcoming US presidential election (17 moons and all). They want Trump tied up with Dickens-styled legal contortions a la Bleak House.

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  26. anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

    Hey Mitch, how about the curious case of Albert Pike, a high ranking mason who predicted communism, 3 world wars and a series of coordinated catastrophes culminating in a one world goverment?

    Funny he didn’t mention depletion eh?

    “According to Pike’s first prophecy, World War 1 was planned to overthrow the Tsars in Russia and make Russia a communist stronghold.

    His next prophecy was about World War 2 that he said sparked as a catalyst to destroy Nazism. The true purpose of WWII was that communism could take over wearier governments and for a sovereign state of Israel to be set up in Palestine.

    The third masonic prophecy deals with WWIII and Pike said the global war will be fought between the west and leaders of the Islamic war. The letter allegedly said: “The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World.

    Albert Pike’s Masonic Prophecy About The Three World Wars

    Has the third world war already started?

    The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.

    Albert Pike’s Masonic Prophecy About The Three World Wars

    Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual, and economical exhaustion.

    We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, the origin of savagery, and of the most bloody turmoil

    In his book, Carr writes that “Pike told Mazzini that after World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known.”

    From ancientpages.com

    • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      Also it is said the many headed beast(s) of Revelations are Masonic.

      Who’s the top dog in Masonry right now?

    • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

      Yes, atheism is evil. Lucifer is God!

      • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

        Interesting baphomet was the deity in the masonry of Washingtons era. Still the same?

        • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

          spiritdaily.org/blog/news/discernment-how-freemasonry-quietly-exerts-control

          • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            Everthing you need to know about the world health organizations power grab…
            wehurtothers.com/

          • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

            Jar, maybe listen to Xaviers podcast while you do dishes or something….

            afterthewarning.com/

          • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            I don’t do dishes. My slave girl does that – while wearing very, very little.

          • BackRowHeckler June 9, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

            Well, apparently, Arnold Schwarzenegger knocked up the maid, while Governor! Nothing new about this tho, TRs brother & Eleanor’s father, Eliot, knocked up the maid, too. Then the Roosevelt family turned their backs on on the maid, the little one, the whole situation. Haha the progeny, without any assistance from the Roosevelt family or using the family name, went on to become VP of Chemical Bank in NYC. He was also a spitting image of TRs son Kermit.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:38 am #

            “slave girl” = mommy

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            That’s obscene, Mary. What a dirty mind you have.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Some of the Masons are Deists and believe in an impersonal God, much like much of the East does.

            But does this change in the higher degrees – with more “knowledge”?

            I don’t know. Adams and Jefferson were very concerned about Grand Orient Masonry (from France and denying God) establishing itself in the American Lodges.

            Others disagree and say that ultimately there is only One Masonry – but you can only see that at the top.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            Jarek needs to put himself up for adoption. He could try running an ad on Craigslist: “Middle-agd [and perhaps I flatter him here] man [and perhaps I flatter him here, too] seeks 20-year-old live-in housekeeper who will also provide sexual services and doesn’t like to wear clothes. This positiion is uncompensated.

      • Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

        Total nonsense, Jar.

    • Night Owl June 9, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

      Depletion is for midwits.

      • anmariwakaranai June 9, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

        Lol to both of you mostly full wits.

  27. jim June 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

    A quick scan of the comments above finds an important sentiment that stands out, at least for me:

    “I have no faith in the majority of the American people.”

    “They are perfectly willing to give up any and all rights.”

    If a significant proportion of citizen resisters fundamentally believe such things about their fellow neighbors and potential allies, please explain to me how this attitude differs from the instinctive condescension (we are all deplorable, etc.) of key individuals in the networks of power (the so-called educated elites) that actually run our country.

    Aren’t you, just like me and most of our fellow citizens, simply AFRAID to act on any ideas that might collectively bring us together to say and really mean – enough!

    If so, then a public recognition of such legitimate fear (by all of us) may provide a psychological bond/foundation for future collective political mobilization with our fellow citizens – that may begin to chip away at the fear that is presently immobilizing us.

    It just might be worthwhile to focus on such a possibility as we continue to stumble around in the present darkness.

    • Jarek June 9, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      Yes, extensive surveys were done decades ago in the Upper Midwest, the epicenter of Politeness. If framed properly in terms of not hurting people’s feelings. the Cult Members said they were willing to give up fundamental rights as delineated in the Bill of Rights.

      The Bill of Rights was never mentioned by the questioner. It was just framed in terms of hurting people. Just a scratch. But it will suffice. Tomorrow we shall be grave men.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 9, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        Some people just do not like confrontation, in any way, shape, or form.

  28. MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

    For those agitators who like to stop by after receiving their Soros check, and who have demanded we define Woke, here’s a good one from the Brownstone Institute:

    “Our Definition of Woke

    Assembling the attitudes and activities that characterise the woke phenomenon, we arrive at the following definition of woke:

    Woke is a movement that invades and usurps public spaces and economic roles occupied by dominant cultural forces and group identities, displaying moral absolutism, intolerance, narcissism, victimhood, identity theft, alarmism, and the appearance of tolerance and diversity instead of their substance.

    Our definition is quite a mouthful, but that is hard to avoid when trying to capture a complex, large-scale sociological phenomena. If we were writing a dictionary for the common man and needed a simple one-liner, we might write that woke is a “sterile death cult of unproductive whining kids who find each other in a raid on the adults they hope to replace.”

    https://brownstone.org/articles/what-and-why-is-woke/

    It’s not my definition, but it’s close. I would say it’s a religion, not a movement, for starters.

    • SW June 9, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

      Mary — And the religion is peopled by adolescents even if these adolescents have gray hair. Jane Fonda is old now but hops on any bandwagon that comes to town. In her desperation to stay relevant, she stated if there were equity then there would be no climate crisis. General Milley joined the church asap.

      • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

        If it’s a liberal it’s probably part of the cult/religion.

    • workingclasshero June 9, 2023 at 11:35 pm #

      Woke is New Left Marcusian Marxism. As simple as that. Go to the New Discourses podcast on You Tube for the best explanation from James Lindsay.

      • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:44 am #

        Exactly.

      • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        Yes, with Conservatives as the
        bourgeoisie and White Trump supporters as the Kulaks.

    • Islander June 11, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

      I don’t think the Brownstone Institute essay quite gets it.

      “Identity theft” is not a good description, IMO, of the type of appropriation that is going on.Also, “identity theft” actually means something specific in a completely different context, so it adds confusion.

      I also don’t think the essay gets things right vis-a-vis feminism.

      Lindsay’s discussion and analysis is far more penetrating. Wish there were a transcript of his speech to the EU Parliament.

  29. Vegan Shark June 9, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

    Why, just the other day a single “whistleblower” document turned up in the House Oversight Committee’s SCIF — a special room for the performance of secret rituals — suggesting that “JB” was on the receiving end of $5 million gratis from some generous soul connected to a Ukrainian natgas company.

    What a delicious moment it will be: both presidential candidates in 2024 campaigning while under criminal indictment and prosecution.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      Except we all know deep down that only one of them will be…

  30. MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

    I think that the display in CA of parents busting up a PRIDE event to protect kids shows that a return of vigilantism is just around the corner. Also, people who are sick to death of being robbed and police unable to do anything about it.

    There are going to be battles on the streets and in the school board rooms and local municipalities soon, that is for sure.

    Meanwhile, the younger generation is becoming literally retarded. That’s going to really help.

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    • SW June 9, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

      California passed a law that employees can not interfere with shoplifters! Meet ya at Nordstroms, man!

      People are taking matters into their own hands and are fed up with so-called authorities who have stabbed them in the back.

      • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

        Not at Nordstrom, sadly.

        Nordstrom pulled up stakes and closed its SF store.

        LOL!

      • elysianfield June 9, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

        …Nordstroms my ass…Harry Winston would be my first choice.

  31. Roundball Shaman June 9, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

    “Trump Derangement turns out to be an extreme presentation of mass Species Identity disorder… now we are to have a grand show trial, in the Stalinist mode, of presidential candidate (and werewolf) Donald Trump on charges actually concocted…”

    Sometimes in the world of ‘Justice’ you come up with the guilty verdict first and then you build backwards to fill in the blanks and make it look good and sellable. That’s been the mode of operation in lots of places over time.

    Sort of like in the old TV Westerns where the angry scruffy street mob out for blood always goes, ‘We Don’t Have To Bother With No Stinking Trial! Necktie Party Time! Get’s GO! GET HIM!’

    These days, the angry scruffy mob includes Soccer Moms who are offended by nasty tweets… a political party that formerly represented the Working Class but now who sucks the long thick pipe of big moneyed interests and globalists intent on the obliteration of anything that used to be the United States of America… hyperventilating State media personalities who have built their entire careers as well as their own personal life mission around the destruction of one man… and other useful idiots.

    Trump is no saint. He’s made mistakes and bent the rules. But is he alone in that? Who the hell in that position hasn’t in American history?

    Some still believe The Donald to be some kind of savior or messianic figure. But they too suffer from a different kind of delusion. But Trump is not wrong about everything, either. In fact, he’s been right about more things that the Spirit of the Times cares to acknowledge. And that State Media will never, ever admit.

    And he has been bullseye right on point when he points fingers at the dangerous forces lurking in the shadows that are taking a wrecking ball to America.

    Another dark chapter in a bleak time in American history.

    The word ‘Justice’ carries the word ‘Just’ (as in rightful). Is what we see today coming from so many directions… ‘Just’?

    Maybe when you ask that question of yourself you shouldn’t be listening to the angry street mob out looking to find a rope.

  32. Jo-G June 9, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

    “America has been turning into Russia, Joe Stalin-vintage, since 2016, …”
    I know someone who grew up in a communist dictatorship and claims the US official lying and the way everyone goes along with it has become worse than how communism was.

    The code of conduct here can been distilled into the single rule: “Don’t say anything to anybody about anything.”

  33. Pucker June 9, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

    “BIT” – Behavioral Insights Team

    British/ American Brainwashing seems to revolve around “Heuristics” (i.e., Mental Shortcuts)?

    The human Brain may be hardwired to prefer making Mental Shortcuts rather than expending the considerable effort via Reason, Logic, and Deliberation to think-things-through? For example, Brands (Mercedes Benz, Gucci, Coach, etc.), Labels (“Racist”, “Homophobe”, “Species-it’s”, “Anti-Vax”, “Trumper”, “Conspiracy Theorist”), Gang, Team, National Identities, etc. would be Heuristics. Brainwashing via the inculcation of Heuristics may explain why people don’t read or think anymore and why people often have difficulty reading more than a few paragraphs of text?

    In contrast, Chinese brainwashing relies on repetition and memorization, and social isolation and constant monitoring, which is very Energy and resource intensive? Chinese brainwashing appears to be Group based technology used by Cults, whereas British/ American brainwashing emphasizes isolation of the individual and augmenting his/ her Loneliness, Anxiety, Angst, Fear, etc. and then offering him/ her a Way Out of his emotional dilemma (like Abortion, taking the Vaccine, hating Trump, hating Putin, castration and going Trans, etc.)?

    With the Smartphone technology, the British/ Americans may have a “Superior” form of Brainwashing technology Trojan Horse? And, this is probably not a good thing for me….

    “ The first public appearance of this simplified framework was at a series of seminars in Harvard and the East Coast of the USA in 2011, and partly as light-hearted tribute to that location it became known as the EAST framework.

    Just like MINDSPACE, EAST is a mnemonic. If you want to encourage a behaviour, you should think about making it:

    Easy.

    Attractive.

    Social.

    Timely.

    The EAST framework does not cover every nuance of the behavioural literature, but it does offer a good starting point. Members of BIT spend a lot of time reading the latest academic papers and studying the literature. They find that frameworks like EAST enable a rapid engagement of a new problem – a sort of mental checklist that can be run through quickly to enable the identification of some simple ideas for early testing.

    The study of human behaviour reveals that many of our abilities as human beings rest on mental shortcuts or heuristics. It leads you to respect these heuristics. EAST is a mental heuristic of mental heuristics. Like all heuristics, it will miss a few angles, but it should get you quite a long way.”

    “Inside the Nudge Unit”, David Halpern

    • Pucker June 9, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

      It’s probably because of Heuristics that most Americans are obese and not very clever?

      The Khmer Rouge were a bit “Slow-On-the-Ball” mentality because of all of the constant ambient social Fear and Terror and the constant indoctrination that that the “Angkar” ( the “Party”) is always right and Just and, therefore, you’d better damn well find the innocent bloke guilty of a crime to prove the Party right, or else, it’s gonna be “Your Sorry Ass”.

      But, there was very little Obesity in Pol Pot’s Cambodia because of all of the starvation.

      But, the Hunger is probably coming since for some strange reason “They” seem to love Starvation? I think that extreme hunger will literally turn people into Demons with parents eating their kids and kids eating their parents and siblings?

      They just blew up that dam in Ukraine to impel a big food crisis?

  34. MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

    US Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming have introduced Senate Bill 884, also known as “The Improving Digital Identity Act of 2023″

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/884

    If this bill passes both chambers and is signed into law, it will require all Americans to have a valid digital ID — IF they want to connect to the internet, open and maintain a bank account, obtain a passport, and gain access to medical care.

    Things are about to get dicey real fast.

    • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

      “Kyrsten” and “Cynthia”. Must be men who changed their names to hide their true identities, huh?

      • Rulo Deschamps June 9, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

        Soul,

        the local celebrity tranny in my neck of the woods is named Aurora Whorealis.

        • Soul Forensics June 10, 2023 at 12:02 am #

          Rulo,

          I just checked out a photo. I haven’t seen as much eye make-up since Tammy Fay Bakker broke down and went full-on Niagara Falls.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:18 pm #

            Ha! Tammy Bakker!

            Yeah, Gainesville is a regional tranny beacon, and every “progressive” issue as well. In the middle of a sea of “get outta my face with your nonsense” rural Florida.

            A chap has to travel to the big city to sell his premium fruits of hard work at the farm, what can I say… happy when I come back home with $ and don’t have to deal with that madness for another week…

      • MaryQueen June 9, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

        Not sure what your point is? That men have never presented bad legislation or done anything wrong? If so, you don’t probably want to go there.

        • Soul Forensics June 9, 2023 at 11:58 pm #

          My point is simple. You and your female gaggle have been attacking “men in power” for setting the trans agenda. The trans agenda is one oppressive offshoot (among many) of the WEF playbook. It’s aligned with it. Kyrsten and Cynthia, by introducing this bill, are trying to push through the trans agenda because it’s all of a piece.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2023 at 10:32 am #

            That does not alter the fact that it’s a top down agenda by and for men.

            Krysten is way downstream. She’s also a Democrat and either a lesbian or bi and nobody said there weren’t any of her type supporting this stuff the just aren’t running the show.

            If you want to see a woman at the top of this movement, google Jennifer Pritzker.

            I tried to post a picture below but had no luck.

            Mary and I have not been attacking men for setting the trans agenda.

            We have been attacking the attacks on women for setting the trans agenda, because it isn’t true.

            Sinema isn’t setting anything.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:45 am #

            Those women are pawns – that is obvious. You are so desperate to prove an unsustainable point that you make stupid mistakes.

            As the trans would say, “do better.”

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:46 am #

            @Beryl, funny to see so many here using the trans agenda tactics of accusing people of ‘hate’ when they lay out the facts.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            In other words, until women attain all power, they have no power – and can project utter rage onto their hate object: men.

            A classic Leftist tactic. They are powerless and thus free of any moral qualms.

            Another tactic: Saying that their hate object blames them for everything. Pure projection. No one is doing that in general (although women control the divorce industry). The reality is that they blame men for everything and deny all responsibility for themselves.

        • Islander June 11, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

          I am surprised to hear that Kyrsten Sinema is doing this, as I thought that she was a maverick of some kind who exited the Dem Party.

          Why is she then now pushing this WEF totalitarian agenda?

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

            That said, her name looks suspicious, now that I think of it.

            although she supposedly has a husband.

            But such info means nothing these days!!

            The husband might be a “beard,” or a woman, or a tranny, or just a letter!!

    • CrusherMuldoon June 9, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

      So, I guess a social security number is not a valid digital i.d>?

      • TPTB-USA June 9, 2023 at 11:33 pm #

        They want to know your physical coordinates so that they can program Xi’s body snatcher with your location.

      • Islander June 11, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

        SS numbers were never supposed to be used as an ID. That was always made very clear when one got the SS number.

        However, driver’s licenses now are “biometric” IDs. So anyone with a driver’s license is readily “identifiable.”

        So there is no need for digital IDs for purposes of identification. Quite apart from the fact that I thought it was unconsittutional or something to make Americans carry national identity cards. .

        This has nothing to do with “identification” and everything to do with control.

  35. Pucker June 9, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

    When you were a kid did you play with Corporate Oligarch demon “Action Figures”? I used to play with toy monsters and toy cave men.

    Apparently, if you want to encourage a particular behavior, then you want to make that behavior “easy”. I’m not sure why I was enamored with Vampires when I was a Kid, but I don’t think that it had anything to do with “Easy”. I may have been put under a Witch’s spell?

    Bill Gates periodically recommends various books to read, which are usually “Not Bad”. But, he once recommended a crappy book that his daughter thought was great about “Witchcraft”. True story….

    Apparently, according to the big Mind Control Play Book, if you want to encourage a Behavior, then you must make it “Easy” (e.g. drive through fast food), and if you want to discourage a behaviour, then you must set up “Obstacles”. Fortunately, a lot of this Evil Witchcraft stuff is a big Hassle. It’s a big Hassle to order a book of Spells from Amazon, wait for delivery, read the crappy book, go out to WalMart to buy the esoteric ingredients, cook the 3 minute spaghetti, mix the esoteric ingredients into the Ragu Spaghetti sauce, and then serve it up to your kids and your “Hubby”. If it was “Easy”, then we’d be “Really Fucked”….

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    • Pucker June 9, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

      The Native Americans were very wary of Witches. I wonder what the Native American patriarchies would do if they caught a female member of the tribe surreptitiously and maliciously putting weird, esoteric ingredients in the food?

      • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Rosemary’s Baby: Cilantro on everything…..

    • Pucker June 9, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

      Women like it “Easy”.

      Women don’t like to work. They don’t like to do the cleaning and the laundry, and they don’t like to cook and to do the dishes, so they always want to “Eat Out”.

      And, they don’t like to be on top when having sex because it’s too much work….

      • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        @ Pucker:

        Actually, it’s the other way around. The husband and the wife both have full-time jobs. The wife is expected to put in another 4-8 hours a day (mostly depending on whether they have kids) on the job of homemaking and child care. A couple of hours of that is getting the kids dressed, fed, and off to school, or driving them to the babysitter, before she leaves for work.

        After work, she picks up the kids from the babysitter, shops, makes dinner, does the dishes, does a couple of loads of wash, vacuums, takes care of the children, helps them with their homework, gives the little ones a bath, tucks them into bed, and hopes she has time for a shower before she goes to bed.

        While she is doing all this, her husband is watching TV and making various messes for his wife to clean up; e.g., leaving soda cans, personal belongings, and articles of clothing all over the place.

        Thus, since women’s work takes about 16 hours a day, they will prefer to make some of it easier and less time-consuming.

        Now, one way that the wife’s work load could be lessened would be if her husband shared the cooking, the doing the dishes, the laundry, the cleaning, and the child care and other chores.

        But men “don’t like to do the cleaning and the laundry, and they don’t like to cook and to do the dishes,” and they don’t want to “eat out,” because, when they eat at home, someone else cooks and does dishes, which is (for them) the same as eating out. The difference that they object to is that they have to pay, if the family eats out. Alternatively, the men could take turns cooking dinner and doing the dishes. But “men don’t like to work.” They’d prefer to bitch, because they’re little bitches.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2023 at 11:31 am #

          I once knew a woman, in no way a feminist, she was an Italian immigrant with very traditional values.

          One day her husband came home from work, and dinner was not yet on the table.

          He told her, “you never have dinner ready when I get home”.

          She didn’t say a word. She removed the pot of spaghetti that was boiling on the stove, carried it over to the sink, and poured out the contents.

          Then she took the salad and threw it in the trash.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 11:34 am #

          Not sure arguing against someone who is using absolutes – by using absolutes – will resolve the argument.

        • beantownbill. June 10, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          @Anthea:

          Yeah, there’s plenty of men like that, but there’s also males that do a lot of household stuff. When my wife got multiple myeloma and could barely breathe, I did some cooking. When I lived alone, I cooked my own meals and rarely ate out. My first wife wouldn’t let me in the kitchen, she did all the cooking. My present wife does the cooking – she’s like a gourmet chef and absolutely loves to cook. I could never cook as well as her. So there’s that.

          I wash all the dishes, wash all the towels and vacuum our rugs. I change and wash our bedsheets. When I have the time and energy, I even fold and put away her laundry. Part of our floors are hardwood. They get stained and dirty very easily. I get down on my knees (wearing kneepads) and wash them. I clean my own bathroom. I’ll wash windows, clean out our slider rails and sweep out the floors of our deck. I cut and trim our rose bushes (ouch!). Etc., etc.

          If one loves their spouse, they do what they have to do and not mind it.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

            @ beantownbill:

            I have known–or known of–few husbands who will do anything at all.

            Back when I did daycare, I started taking care of a little boy when he was one or two weeks old, so his mom could work full time. He had an older brother and sister. His dad did not have a job and hadn’t had a job for a couple of years. Nor did he get a job for the next four years. His wife supported the family entirely. Obviously, since I was babysitting the youngest, he wasn’t taking care of the kids, either. (I babysat the older kids when they had a day off school.) Nor was he cooking meals or taking care of the housework.

            The other child I babysat for the longest period of time (several years) also had a dad who would not work–and who didn’t take care of cooking or other chores.

            Few women are married to men who will not work–mainly because they divorce them–but the most common complaint of married women is that they effectively have two jobs, and their husbands do little or nothing to help. This is almost invariably the case. I’ve only known of one exception. This was my neighbor at my previous house. I never got to know his wife well, because I didn’t like her much. She was extraordinarily child-like and didn’t seem to know how to do anything. So I think her husband did all the cooking. The reason I knew about this was because their sons sometimes spoke of how Freddy was trying out some new recipe–but never mentioned the wife cooking anything at all. When his wife became disabled, he washed her hair for her, changed her diapers, and helped her bathe. He took her shopping by pushing her around in her wheelchair. He took her to the hairdresser. (He still does all this stuff.) I have never heard a word of complaint out of him. But he is, in my experience, one of a kind.

            Interestingly, he once mentioned something on Facebook, just in passing. I wish I could remember the exact words. But someone had posted about heaven, and Freddy remarked something about, “Once you’ve seen it….” So the guy’s been there. And it shows, even on a brief acquaintance. Once when he came over to my house and my daughter was there, she remarked later that he was an extraordinary person. She was very impressed by him.

            But this guy is a very rare bird.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

            @ beantownbill:

            One tip I learned from Freddy, about coping with a disabled spouse, is to supply her with plenty of adult coloring books. His wife seems to enjoy them very much, and is always posting a picture of her completed coloring book pages on Facebook. I can’t fault her for that, as she can apparently do little else.

            Freddy has also set up bird feeders on the windowsill beside her bed, so she can watch the antics of the birds and squirrels. And he’s planted lilies (her favorite flower) in the yard in front of her window. They also have a bunch of little dogs.

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

            Freddy, the perfect slave. If only Anthea could have gotten to him first!

            Or did she choose a bum so she could feel superior to him?

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            as i read thru all the griping about women this and men that, full of charictures and absolutes, i can conclude 2 things:

            – most of the prolific commentators here live in cities, where the ‘burden’ of life is so utterly abstracted as to be silly, and

            – how can you have enough time on your hands for these interminable, stale disputes?

            i am exhausted every night, and i live in the country.

            i love my equally exhausted wife and children, and we all sleep pretty well, oncoming turnings notwithstanding.

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          The real Anthea is back – the Misandrist. The Hater.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

            Yup. Expecting men to do their share in the household is misandry. (Which, by the way is not capitalized.) As a toddler in an adult body, yourself, you have probably noticed that people don’t think much of you. “Hatred” is too strond a word. No one bothers to hate such people; they simply shun them.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            One of course wonders how a grown-up man might dwindle into a chronically unemployed, bitter old incel, with little or no social contact. Few families would tolerate this from a son. He’d wind up living down at the rescue mission until he got his act together.

            Up until now, I have speculated that the problem is a disability–mental or physical–whereby both you and your family know that you are incapable of assuming an adult role in life at any level.

            But another possibility has occurred to me, which might explain some of your other pathologies.

            Could it be that, in your youth, you were convicted of a felony, perhaps rape or statutory rape, which made you virtually unemployable? (The chronic unemployment while having a roof over your head requires some kind of explanation.) This of course does not rule out mental disability. Such a scenario would explain your vitriol against women, and your belief that raping women is okay, and that the government should provide you with free prostitutes.

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:45 pm #

            come on, ant, you’re better than that.

            my wife is begging me not to put on a new roof myself at age 61, 10/12 pitch, 28′ up.

            but it means we don’t go into debt, so i’m doing it. the list of things we’ve done together this spring would be tiresome to list, but suffice to say, we bust our asses.

            most people out here in flyover country are just as busy. get your mind out of the cities – this battle can only be lost there.

      • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 10:48 am #

        Another one who mustn’t live in the real world. Where do you people come from?

        Leech central? Are you also a parasite on some poor family like Jarek?

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          Many women like Anthea like to work themselves up into a tizzy and then guilt trip everyone around them.

          The way of the negative Martha. Like Mary in the Bible, you have chosen the better path. You live alone and leave men alone in the physical world at least. A negative Mary. Thank you.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            You are simply a slothful, lazy bum. There are few settings in life, in which people who avoid doing their share are not despised. I would suggest that you try it at work, but you don’t have a job–perhaps because you have already tried it at work.

            Being a bum is not the same thing as being a “Mary.”

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 9:55 pm #

            You actually know zip about my personal life, and are terrible at guessing.

            I am pretty sure Anthea is 100% spot on about you, though.

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Mary: When are you getting married like all your friends?

            Anthea: Yeah all that simple living and high thinking shit is nice until it gets in the way of any woman’s comfort and “respectability”.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            There is no need for you to take these discussions all that personally, as I’m sure no one has the sort of expectations of you that they would have of a normal man. Requiring others to care for you, most probably due to mental or physical disability, is, however, a misfortune and not a virtue.

            If you really require the financial support of others, and probably the care of others in the way of housekeeping and personal care, you are not to blame. But it’s a bit of a stretch to represent a life of dependency and sloth as something men should aspire to.

            Such a life, incidentally, is not the life of a “Mary.” It is a pathological condition.

          • Anthea June 12, 2023 at 12:55 am #

            @ Jarek:

            You know your condition is pathological. I’d be willing to bet you have been diagnosed with a mental illnes or mental deficiency/disability (or both).

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

            jarek has twisted himself into pretzels here arguing for traditional, tested for millennia, forms of family relationships.

            but arguing rightly against the disaster that is feminism says nothing about the positive to which we might aspire, since those who ascribe to feminism are now completely dogmatic, and unable to consider any possible flaw – double, triple, quadruple down, down, down.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

        There are incredibly hard working women, and men. And lazy imbeciles too.

        My wife and I are, I’m confident and not bragging, of the first kind, both of us.

        Generalizations… not a good tool in the search for truth. We can argue percentages. In the Third Word, maybe more men avoid chores, while working outside the home harder, even being the sole breadwinner. Here, it’s different, but I can’t offer definite numbers. I know I do dishes and cook, plus other domestic chores, Ms Deschamps does too, and we both run a small successful farm with lots of elbow grease involved.

        • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

          In other words, there are no Saber Tooth cats. That things that looked somewhat similar have eaten half of our group is simply coincidence. That all of these things (that look and act somewhat similar) are one thing is simply supposition, generalization, and thus prejudice – which is despicable as we all know. So we will continue not to avoid them. To do otherwise would to be less than we are and can be.

          Signed
          Philosopher of an Extinct People.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 11, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

            You are quite mad, Vlad! Better mad than a conformist, I’ll give you that.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

            @ Rulo Deschamps:

            “You are quite mad, Vlad!”

            He knows that. In fact, he has papers to prove it.

  36. Pucker June 9, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

    Apparently, according to the big Mind Control playbook, if you want to encourage a particular Behavior, then you need to make the subject of that Behavior “Attractive”.

    That’s probably why they portray supporting Ukraine as “Heroic”, albeit most people have zero understanding of Ukraine and it doesn’t make any sense?

    Do you remember the scene in the movie “Full Metal Jacket” when the Drill Sergeant is shouting at Private Pyle who can’t make it over the obstacle:

    “That’s right Private Pyle. Don’t make any effort to make it over the obstacle. That would break my fucking heart. I bet that if there was some Pussy at the top of the obstacle that you’d make it up there…”

    “Inside the Nudge Unit”, David Halpern

  37. stonned June 9, 2023 at 10:09 pm #

    Your “meme”, repeated EVERY week, is that by some miracle, the SILENT MAJORITY will rise up, and exact retribution on ALL the criminals in DC.

    Forget about it.

    Face reality.

    This ship is going down.

    Plan accordingly.

  38. Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

    Three weeks ago I pointed out that my net worth as calculated from a base date of 2/20/2020 had declined by 1.62% as of 5/19/2023. My NW then proceeded to decline further to 2.48% as of 5/25/2023. Then, after todays market close I did my daily NW calculation and my loss was now only 1.00%. So, all the fretting about people’s 401Ks and IRAs losing a fortune is simply not true. At least not yet.

    • TPTB-USA June 10, 2023 at 12:43 am #

      Time for a reality check?

      Assumptions:
      MERVAL 11/01/2022 = 153,002 … 06/09/2023 = 381,764 … 150% Appreciation
      USDARS 11/01/2022 = 157 … 06/09/2023 = 245 … 56% Appreciation
      DXY 11/01/2022 = 111.48 / 06/09/2023 = 103.56 … 7% Depreciation
      EURUSD 11/01/2022 = 0.99 … 06/09/2023 = 1.07 … 9% Appreciation
      GOLD 11/01/2022 = 1648 … 06/09/2023 = 1961 … 19% Appreciation

      Convert US$ to Pesos, 11/01/2022 buy MERVAL, 06/09/2023 sell MERVAL, convert Pesos to US$ = 60% US$ gain.

      Convert Pesos to US$, 11/01/2022 buy GOLD, 06/09/2023 sell GOLD, convert US$ to Pesos = 86% gain.

      What has been the best play to preserve wealth?

      The banks have been keeping a lid on the POG? How about the arbitrators?

      • TPTB-USA June 10, 2023 at 12:49 am #

        arbitrageurs

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:58 am #

        What has been the best play to preserve wealth? – TPTB-USA

        ==========

        For me it has been to cease trying to hit a home run while day trading. I keep a portfolio with an advisor that is periodically adjusted to maintain a roughly 50-50 mix of bonds and equities and I stay invested thru thick and thin.

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          Any dividends? Or do you have to sell to get any of that money?

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            Yes, there are dividends from the equities portion of the portfolio and interest from the bonds. These amounts accumulate in the portfolio and are automatically reinvested.

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

            and how do you calculate the bite inflation takes, Q? does your net worth calculation normalize on purchasing power? ever heard of john williams and shadow stats?

            a real assessment of “net worth” based on capabilities and in-the-world resources is real in a way that playing the funny money game will never be.

        • TPTB-USA June 12, 2023 at 6:10 am #

          Is there anything that would prompt you to change your 50-50 mix of bonds and equities?

          The True Story of Hyperinflation
          armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/sovereign-debt-crisis/the-true-story-of-hyperinflation/

          Any plan to get out of US bonds and equities? If so, where/what/how?

      • TPTB-USA June 11, 2023 at 10:19 am #

        US30 11/01/2022 = 32148 … 06/09/2023 = 33877 … 5% Appreciation
        US500 11/01/2022 = 3856 … 06/09/2023 = 4299 … 11% Appreciation
        USNDX 11/01/2022 = 11289 … 06/09/2023 = 14528 … 29% Appreciation

        Assume that you have a US$1M 10% I-Bond. In 6 months you will have a US$50,000 gain, but your currency loss will amount to US$75,000. So a net loss of US$25,000 (2.5%) in 6 months?

        • TPTB-USA June 11, 2023 at 10:24 am #

          So a net purchasing power loss on your portfolio of US$25,000 (2.5%) in 6 months?

    • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 1:47 am #

      to 2.48% – Q.

      ======

      That should have read negative 2.48%.

      • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        Q loves the feel of money. While watching the game, he has a bill nearby that he can fondle during commercials.

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

          he has a bill nearby that he can fondle during commercials. – Jar

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

          What do you mean “bill?”

        • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          Q loves the feel of money. – Jar

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

          Jar, you have an annoying way of discussing life’s financial aspects in a very negative way, like I’m some Silas Marner or Scrooge McDuck type of character sitting on a pile of money that I gleefully toss in the air and let fall down and bounce off my head.

          It is not money I love but rather the sense of security and self-satisfaction I get from knowing my financial life is under control and not the utter disaster that Peter’s was until Bo and I took control.

          I owe nothing. Every bill I receive is paid on time and in full.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            Jarek doesn’t worry about that stuff. Other people pay his bills.

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

          a note of some denomination

    • WadeWaters June 10, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      How much gold and silver should you have?

      Everything else could easily go to zero.

      • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

        I may be dense, but it seems to me that having gold or silver would be a lot like venturing out to shop in my tiny town with a $10,000.00 bill. No one would accept it or could give me change for it, so its value would be entirely theoretical.

        • WadeWaters June 10, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          Gold for holding large sums and large purchases such as real estate. Silver, especially dimes for the day to day purchases of food, energy, etc.

          • TPTB-USA June 12, 2023 at 6:13 am #

            In this neck of the woods, there is this full size billboard that promotes blowing the whistle on poachers.

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

          @ Rowdypiglet:

          The smaller gold pieces would be about the right denomination for buying a side of beef or a hog from your neighbor. You could probably buy a car–or a new transmission–for a couple of ounces of gold. If you needed to fill up your gas tank, I’m pretty sure the Pakistani guy who owns the gas station would accept payment in silver. So, most likely, would the mechanic who works on your car.

          I don’t think spending gold and silver would be a big worry. The big worry would be how to get paid in gold and silver, so that your stash didn’t get used up.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

            You could probably buy a car–or a new transmission–for a couple of ounces of gold. – Anthea

            =========

            Two ounces of gold is worth $3,950 in the “pre market” as we speak.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

            I think a new transmission is about four grand. And with luck you can buy a good used car for less than that.

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            the big worry in trading in specie is that bad money still drives out the good. it would soon find its way into a pocket or jar and not come out.

    • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

      Q, what is your net worth? I assume you mean monetarily, not in terms of character, knowledge, experience, intelligence and so on…

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 10:18 pm #

        Q, what is your net worth? – Rulo

        ==========

        None of your Beeswax.

    • TPTB-USA June 11, 2023 at 9:40 am #

      Q, to your point, from the perspective of an Argentine citizen, the currency has lost roughly half its value in 6 months, while the stock market has seen a 150% gain.

      Now, concerning bonds, lets assume that the annual interest rate is 20%. So, in 6 months an Argentine citizen would have 10% gain, but would have a 50% loss on the currency value.

      Are you factoring in the 7% US currency devaluation in your NW calculations?

      • Q. Shtik June 11, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        Are you factoring in the 7% US currency devaluation in your NW calculations? – TPTB

        ===========

        No, since I don’t want to unnecessarily complicate things I am treating current net worth dollars as if they were the same as dollars on 2/20/2020. However, I recognize your point that my dollars are losing value over time due to inflation.

        • Q. Shtik June 11, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

          I recognize your point that my dollars are losing value over time due to inflation. – Q.

          ===========

          But, so what? If I did not stay invested in equities and bonds and instead I hid my money (all in cash) in the bird feeder like Tony Soprano, those dollars would still decline in purchasing power via inflation anyway.

          • justanotherguy June 12, 2023 at 10:59 pm #

            wow, only 2 options…

            very good programmed thinking there, q.

  39. kapek June 9, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

    When I was fired as high school baseball coach, I got two of my players to smash the principal’s windshield with baseball bats. It was sad when they went to reform school, but I was not arrested, nor should I have been, since I did nothing wrong. I was arrested, however, when they got a search warrant and found bats, balls, and catcher’s gear in my garage. School property, my ass. I was the coach! That equipment was mine! Eventually, I was forced to pay a five-figure fine, but what really got my goat was the fact that the elitists had won. Now, thanks to your blog, I can finally put things into perspective. I was a werewolf, just like you said.

    • Pucker June 9, 2023 at 11:18 pm #

      Perhaps, one way to get parents to feel better about teaching their kids to kill “Enemies” would be to publish the details of the various “Crimes” that the “Enemies” had committed to make it more interesting?

      “ One of my favourite examples of where government did think about a problem in this way was when an arm of the US Air Force was facing public opposition to its flying over or close to residential neighbourhoods. Someone had the bright idea of circulating much more information about the different aircraft being flown. Though that didn’t reduce the noise level, it certainly changed reactions to it – and as any cognitive psychologist will tell you, most perception is interpretive. ‘Look – it’s the new F15!’ feels very different from, ‘it’s another bloody plane flying overhead’.”

      “Inside the Nudge Unit”, David Halpern

      • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 5:59 am #

        On the previous thread, I asked you if David Halpern was a whisteblower or was pro-nudge. I didn’t get an answer, but have just got one from reading the blurb on Amazon.

        “Dr David Halpern, behavioural scientist and head of the government’s Behavioural Insights Team, or Nudge Unit, invites you inside the unconventional, multi-million pound saving initiative that makes a big difference through influencing small, simple changes in our behaviour. Using the application of psychology to the challenges we face in the world today, the Nudge Unit is pushing us in the right direction. This is their story.”

        They’re ‘pushing us in the right direction’. OK, got it. Not a whistle-blower, then – a proud social engineer …

        And, sadly, there will be millions in this country alone who think it’s great, just as they flocked for the vaxx passports, to be ‘part of the solution’ (to that pesky problem of human beings wanting to be free and autonomous, presumably).

        • Pucker June 10, 2023 at 6:44 am #

          Halpern only gives positive examples of how “Nudging” can “help” people.

          Like, how Elon Musk’s brain chips can restore sight to the blind.

          But, one could envision how Behavioral Psychology would be very dangerous in the hands of psychopaths. For example, make it “Easy” and “Attractive” to show up at the Camp and then wistfully step into the gas chamber.

          They are going to all literally line up for it…like they did for the Jab….

    • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Why did you want them to do that?

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

      Sounds like it was a good thing they fired you.

      Who puts students’ futures in jeopardy to settle their own petty scores? Someone who has no place around students, that’s for sure.

      • Anthea June 12, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Yup. Nut job.

  40. poppie June 9, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

    Lycanthropy is less idiosyncratic when a non-combatant transforms into a combatant. This may occur upon passage through a weir. The dog of war being a weirwolf. Not transformed but no longer cloaked.

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    • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

      In Robert E Howard’s great story about this, he says a werewolf is not a man in the form of a wolf but a wolf in the form of a man. The spirit of the wolf enters in during the full moon.

      During a Black African attack on the compound, the character realizes that he can use his affliction for good. As the moon he rises, he jumps off the palisade and wades into Black warriors, unstoppable in his ferocity.

  41. Q. Shtik June 9, 2023 at 11:25 pm #

    In a conversation with my wife over breakfast this morning I learned two little tidbits about a couple of her female chums that for some reason amused me and I wondered if any of y’all have acquaintances who think and act like this.

    Bo mentioned to Steph next door that she would be going to Costco for something later in the day. Steph asked if Bo could please pick up a new garden hose for her as hers was broken. Later something came up and Bo had to cancel her Costco trip and thus couldn’t get Steph the hose she wanted. But Bo said to Steph, “why don’t you just order it on-line from Amazon, it’s so simple and convenient.” Steph said “Oh no I will never buy anything from Amazon, they are so nasty to their employees.”

    The second similar little tale involved Bo’s friend Gail who is an expert sewer and holds a masters degree concerning clothing/costumes over the ages. She does work for a couple of museums in NYC. She mentioned to Bo she was going a considerable distance to purchase thread and other sewing supplies. Bo asked why she didn’t just buy them from a nearby Hobby Lobby. Gail said “Oh, no I won’t do business with them, they are against abortion rights.”

    Personally, I (Q.) don’t recall ever inconveniencing myself by boycotting a company over issues that don’t affect me directly.

    Are these two women weird or is it me that’s weird?

    • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 5:52 am #

      “Personally, I (Q.) don’t recall ever inconveniencing myself by boycotting a company over issues that don’t affect me directly.”

      Supporting Amazon affects everyone directly. They are – literally and officially – part of the UK’s intelligence services, through some agreement or other that I don’t recall. I’m sure they have something similar with the US. Supporting Amazon is literally feeding the beast that intends to devour you.

      I’m amazed when I see people buying – especially from Amazon – these doorbells or whatever they are that allow you to see remotely who is at your door. They are literally providing the intelligence services with real-time information on their movements to and from their house, as well as on everyone who visits them (very handy if you’re imposing a lockdown with draconian consequencdes for violations).

      Having said that, my hands are not clean. I buy books from Amazon on covid and by people in what you might loosely call the ‘freedom movement’. I have regularly tried Waterstone’s first and they never stock them. When I was trying to get hold of Whitney Webb’s 2-volume book on the Epstein blackmail network, I tried the publisher’s website, as recommended by the author, but they wanted some insane amount not much below £100 to deliver them, and the books were already massively expensive..

      • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        GreenAlba, In the rural US, people have become dependent on Amazon for several reasons. So many small, local businesses they used to rely on are gone. Rural areas are full of poor people and the elderly, who can’t readily drive 50 miles to the nearest Walmart (their only other option). Local drugstores have closed, as ours has, and many people now get their prescriptions by mail from Amazon. You can get the bare necessities in your village store, but if you need anything beyond that – like the Manuka honey wound dressings that Amazon just delivered to my neighbor – they’re your only option. As you age and become less mobile, you become ever more dependent on items arriving at your door.

      • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        I buy a lot of things online, mainly because, if you live in the country, regular shopping areas are too far away. Plus I have developed an aversion to driving in the city. I’m no longer familiar with the city or the freeways, and no longer trust my reflexes or eyesight.

        Because of my taste in books, I’m able to get most of them from ABEbooks.com, a seller of used books. (They always look like new.)

        I order from Amazon occasionally, but probably more often from Walmart, because they never seem to charge me for shipping. Most recent purchases: a KD-8000 scale and a blanching basket. I need the scale for the few soap and body care products I plan to continue to make at home, after selling the soap business. I need the blanching basket because I have a lot of garden produce to freeze. Last year, we didn’t blanch the vegetables before freezing, and the results were sub-optimal. I doubt that I could have found either of these items at any store within 50 miles of me.

        I used to buy thousands of dollars worth of soap-making ingredients online, but that was from companies that specialize in soap-making (and body care) supplies, and most of them are small and independently owned. Most recent purchases from these suppliers were: DL-Panthenol, BTMS-50, Germaben, and glycerin from Brambleberrry, and some essential oils and fine cosmetic carrier oils from New Directions Aromatics. (Before that, I was constantly ordering garden supplies.)

        Most of my online purchases are made because I have no other option.

        As for everything else, I buy almost all my clothes and chachkas at the thrift store. (When you have the equivalent of a 100-foot row of flowers in the garden, you’ll be needing some vases.)

        • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          I hear you, Anthea. We buy every possible thing at the local thrift store. I haven’t bought unused clothing or shoes in twenty years. We buy small appliances there too – it’s where I got my Farberware percolator that is going strong many years later. If you’re really lucky, your rural place is within driving distance of a ReStore, where you can get just about anything in the way of tools, appliances, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, etc.

          • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            Our local thrift store is a real treasure. It is run by the local churches, and everyone who works there is a volunteer, so the prices are cheap.

            When there are many elderly people in a community, there are a lot of people who are downsizing, going into assisted living or nursing homes, or dying. Many of these people are/were well-to-do, and our thrift store is awash in their stuff. Some of the clothing is of the highest quality–from stores where I could never afford to shop.

            This is an unusual era in history. Never before have so many wealthy people given away so much fancy stuff.

            I do have to say that their wall art is not to my taste, but I’m okay with the 100% linen slacks and the designer shirts.

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 10:47 am #

            It continually amazes me that people waste money on new things that you can pick up for a few dollars in the thrift shop

            Also, yes, small appliances, tools, hardware, complete sets of dishes, cookware, office supplies and notebooks, picture frames, clothes and games for children, books (including any cookbook you want) . . . and things you actually can’t find in regular stores anymore, or not easily. Not to mention furniture.

            We also have a couple of free clothing exchanges, plus the Dumptique, where everything is free.

            If you live in an area where there is any wealth, some of it trickles down via thrift shops.
            .

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        GA – I also find it amazing that people put Alexas in their homes. Some say they do it for the convenience of turning music off and on, as well as have an on-call encyclopedia in the room whenever they’re trying to remember the name of “that actor in that one movie with the lumberjack” without having to go to their phone or computer. Okay, that’s fine.

        But I know some that place them to monitor their kids around the house. The kids know they’re always being potentially monitored, a bit of Panopticon effect. The funny thing is the parents don’t seem to care that if they can monitor their kids through these devices, why on earth would they themselves not always be potentially monitored by Amazon as well?

        They don’t care. Okay, that’s fine.

        I believe there was just a lawsuit settled against Amazon for just this…they had been keeping recordings of people’s kids on their servers without permission. The best part is these same parents think that the lawsuit settlement means Amazon won’t keep doing it. I chuckle.

        • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

          Quite so, Mr Mango. Given that our phones and iPads (and even TVs?) are already spying on us, the idea of buying a totally unnecessary product that practically has ‘SPY’ written all over it is just bizarre.

          Just as ‘loading the dishwasher’ became a chore in itself – as opposed to washing the dishes yourself – so taking 5 seconds to look something up with a search engine is now a chore and has to be replaced with ‘asking’ a machine a question (fine if you’re disabled and can’t type!). I know they’ve been around a long time, but Alexa and her pals strike me as one of the most dystopian additions to the living room. Especially if you live somewhere like where I live, where we have a First Minister keen to make it a crime to use ‘hate speech’ in your own house. Alexa will be a witness for the prosecution.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 10, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        spot on, GA. Yet, I’ll second the subsequent posters who argue that in rural America, that behemoth monopoly is the only way to get some things you need at a reasonable price.

        For books, I do use other vendors. But some farm supplies and odd tidbits… I need to go through that.

        Boycotts are not an effective tool, in my opinion. Reducing consumption across the board is the best way to raise the middle finger to power. And don’t get me started on social media posts… “now that’ll show them! I posted it on twitter!”

    • mrs_saj June 10, 2023 at 8:30 am #

      Q,

      I have my own list of companies that I won’t do business with and yes, it’s inconvenient. The list is growing, too, since corporate America has decided to screw profit and go for woke/broke!

      • Islander June 10, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

        During “shame” month, a lot of, maybe most, of the local stores are going woke.

        So there’s no incentive for me to give them my business instead of Amazon;

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

          @ Islander:

          I haven’t seen the least hint of any store supporting “pride” month around here. I know one woman who works for a fairly big company that has hyped various “pride” items to its employees. (The only one she has mentioned specifically is T-shirts, but apparently there are others.) But she says that the company does not present itself that way to customers.

          Even our regional library has been silent on the LGBT front, and, based on their handling of covid, I’d say they are very much in the liberal camp.

          One odd thing is that Walmart has taken to piping in what sounds like the lively conversations of shoppers. At first, you think you are overhearing the people in the next aisle. That has changed a little, over the past couple of months. When they first started doing this, these fake conversations consisted of a lot of blacks, loudly shucking and jiving. Now the fake conversations are between white people. (Very few blacks shop at that location, so you never hear any loud talk.)

          Anyway, it makes you want to go over to the customer service desk and report a disturbance, and that you think they have some unattended “youth” in the pet department. And then give them a severe look and add, “And you know what that means.”

          What that means is that their store will be a ghost town in a few months. Duh. Just as has happened to several area malls.

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 10:50 am #

            I’m glad to hear that some areas of the USA are not going mad!

            It is very woke around here, and even the conservation areas are letting the “Queer Hub” take over their scheduled walks, etc.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

            @ Islander:

            There was a Pride Parade today in Kansas City, so our local church held a procession for Corpus Christi and sold T-shirts that said, “Take back Pride Day.”

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

      Q

      You are witnessing the success of the Deep State dividers, the power folks that use divide and conquer as their weapon for power acquisition. Remember the Deep State’s primary policy is the preservation of itself, not the good of the people.

      Nothing sickens me more than listening to some Bidenphyte extolling the virtues of their democracy, meaning control by the minority. Control by the majority, ie rule of law is finished as long as the Leftist Deep State is in charge.

    • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      You’re not weird simply morally undeveloped – in this regard at least. The populist boycott against Bud Light is one of the few good things happening. Heretofore, conservative boycotts got nowhere because they couldn’t be bothered, much like you.
      This time it’s a real groundswell and people are being shamed if they don’t get in line.

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

        You’re not weird simply morally undeveloped – Jar

        ===========

        Hahaha, thanks for your assessment of my character.

        Ya know, I was very hesitant to write that comment about Steph next door who needed a new hose but wouldn’t use Amazon, and Gail who needed sewing supplies but won’t go to Hobby Lobby, but I’m glad now that I did. It has stirred up a lot of interesting conversation. There are more of you ‘activist’ types out there than I would have expected.

        On top of not trying to save the world from the likes of Amazon (nasty to their employees per Steph) and Hobby Lobby (who doesn’t support abortion rights per Gail) I stopped voting many years ago.

        Be it known that I am depending on y’all to save the world and my morally undeveloped ass.

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

          @ Q. Shtik:

          Jarek can’t be held responsible for anything he says. He is, as my parents’ generation would have put it, “Not just right.”

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

        The populist boycott against Bud Light is one of the few good things happening – Jarek

        ===========

        For all the time I spend on this blog plus reading newspapers and magazines it appears I simply can not keep up. I think I saw the words Bud Light somewhere but they just glanced off one of my brain lobes. So, naturally, I googled it and here is what the controversy is all about:

        In early April, Bud Light sent an influencer named Dylan Mulvaney a handful of beers. Mulvaney, in turn, posted a video of herself dressed like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, using said beers to celebrate both March Madness and her first year of womanhood. One of the cans featured her image. It was part of a paid sponsorship deal and promotion for some sort of sweepstakes challenge where people can win $15,000 from Bud Light by sending in videos of themselves carrying a lot of beers.

        This made some people very mad, and not because Holly Golightly wasn’t really a beer gal (her preference was the White Angel, a boozy mix of vodka and gin, which, whew). Instead, they were upset because Mulvaney is transgender.

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        Trans issues are currently front and center in America’s culture war. Anti-trans sentiment is sweeping many corners of the right, targeting children, drag shows, driver’s licenses, and health care, among other areas. It’s showing up in conservative media and conservative legislation and even working itself into the mainstream.

        Now, Bud Light has found itself in the eye of the anti-trans storm. Kid Rock is shooting cans of the beer, and Travis Tritt says he’s banning the brand from his tour. Many on the right have called for a boycott of the bestselling beer in the country. If this all sounds ludicrous, it’s because it kind of is. It’s also indicative of where we are in the United States today.

        I guess I am supporting the boycott since I drink only Blue Moon beer…but I wish they’d stop serving it with a slice of orange. Who the hell thought THAT was a good idea.

        • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

          “Are these two women weird or is it me that’s weird?”

          It’s you ‘Stick, it’s totally you.

          I’m boycotting almost everything. It started with McDonald’s on June 22, 1989. After scraping the bottom half of the bun off a McD’s hamburger that had sat under the tanning lamp for the past hour or two, I thought, “This is shit!”, and threw it out the window.

          Later, I discovered Microsoft, who’s motto is, apparently, “If it ain’t broke, break it.” Apple soon followed suit, but hey, a guy’s gotta compute…

          I buy my hash oil at a dispensary that doesn’t “support the black community” (i.e., Burn, Loot ‘n’ Murder) – almost all of them up here in ultrawhite northern Michigan proudly post the 3 angry black fists.

          Budweiser – “lite” or not – well, as I told a cashier who berated the locally produced IPA that I was buying, “”I’d rather piss in my sock and wring it out 6 months later”, than drink Bud Light.

          Blue Moon? You probably like cilantro too. Me, I don’t enjoy the taste of soap.

        • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

          The rhetoric in this shitty article is beyond precious.

          Assuming people don’t like Dylan BECAUSE he’s trans. Uh, no, the guy is as annoying as a mosquito on steroids.

          And they seem to have to tick off boxes for these generic articles, stating that the only people against the trans agenda is the “far right” when it’s pretty much most people, no matter where they stand politically, except die-hard liberals.

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 10:57 am #

            Then with their ttrans propaganda and flags they add “No place for Hate,” a typical “And when did you stop beating your wife” little coda.

            IOW, If you don’t agree with our agenda you are haters.

            Of course we are not “haters” for accusing you of being “haters.” Oh, no, accusing others of being haters is NOT “hate speech”!!!

            What will it take to make these maniacs shut up?

        • Anthea June 10, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

          I like Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat. We used to take it to the swimming beach.

  42. Pucker June 10, 2023 at 6:36 am #

    Django Unchained

    Where are we with the All Cause Mortality figures?

    Early on in the pandemic, there was that doctor who prognosticated that everyone who got the Jab would be dead after 5 years because of “Micro-clots” and advised a “D-Dimer” test. What the Hell is a “D-Dimer”?

    “A.J. Benza, a podcaster who formerly worked for the New York Daily News, told Dr. Drew Pinsky on his program on May 30 that Foxx was left “partially paralyzed and blind” after he received a Covid vaccine. Benza alleged that Foxx was forced to get a vaccine while he was working on a film. He claimed he had a source “in the room” with Foxx and that the performer developed a blood clot, which led to a stroke, after he got vaccinated. Pinsky didn’t challenge the claim. ”

    • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 10:16 am #

      Careful, you are going to trigger the Tucson Slur’s inner child again.

    • JohnAZ June 10, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Ladies and gents, the first article about Covid I have read happened yesterday.

      Studies are showing that Long Covid is happening because the virus or pieces of the virus are surviving and going dormant hiding from the immune system.

      Like Chicken pox, shingles and Ramsay Hunt syndrome with Herpes Zoster.

      What really struck me is the “pieces of virus hiding”. Like s proteins? Are s proteins harbingers of immune damage and ongoing inflammatory diseases? I am thinking that some of the conspirators are finally starting to get some work noticed. It definitely seems this virus was manufactured to do permanent damage.

      Vaxxers are going to see ongoing inflammatory events, Covid itself and only time will tell what the “shingles effect” Covid will produce.

      This is not just a cold, ongoing effects put it in a more dangerous category.

      For one thing, the Vaxx does equivalent long term damage as the disease, unlike the flu vaccine, so far at least.

      This article’s premise, if true, shows that the vaxx may have created an ongoing presence of Covid throughout the species. Like chicken pox.

      First on the agenda need to be refusal to be vaxxed any more.

      Second, refuse the mRNA flu shot now brewing.

      • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        Observation by doctors who have actually been treating covid, as opposed to hiding and telling people to wait till their lips turn blue and go to hospital, has demonstrated pretty conclusively that if people are given appropriate early treatment, they don’t get long covid.

        Long covid is simply moderate covid left untreated. So it couldn’t be simpler to avoid it, but they certainly aren’t going to tell you that, and most stupid doctors don’t even know. They’re not going to tell you, because they want long covid to stick around so that vaxx injuries can be blamed on it.

      • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

        “Studies are showing that Long Covid is happening because the virus or pieces of the virus are surviving and going dormant hiding from the immune system.”

        Long Covid is the second greatest hoax in human history.

      • Mike Sherman June 11, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

        JohnAZ – if I recall accurately, you are a vaxxed correspondent, are you not? Have you suffered any ‘weird’ health changes, which could be considered out of the ordinary for one of your age?

  43. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    A fine gentleman running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council:

    alphanews.org/activist-lavish-mack-announces-candidacy-for-minneapolis-city-council/

    Lord help us all. This would be the epitome of citizens voting against their own interests. They’ll probably do it in a landslide, too.

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      Yew gotcherself a real LIVE commie there, fellah.

      “A local agitator and activist whose social media posts often come off like narcissistic, self-absorbed Prell girl commercials has announced he’s running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council.”

      Hahahahaha!

  44. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    I finally found a rich and powerful woman pushing the trans agenda.

    You all were right. Just look at her, wearing that makeup. Undoubtedly one of those feminists.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/resizer/KrLSNK0TgZXf1G-0N4dJ7WpDcWc=/800×839/top/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/tronc/LTD6IM54TJBWHEBRP5NQCDPLTY.jpg

      • Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Google Jennifer Pritzker.

        • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 11:54 am #

          I think I remember the name as the person Jennifer Bilek talked about in her talk (‘Planet Lockdown – Jennifer Bilek’) on the origins and funding of the whole trans activist agenda. This bloke seemed to be the main instrigator, although the funding is more diverse (but from the usual suspects).

          • GreenAlba June 10, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            It all started in 2014, so it’s been less than a decade in the making.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

            Yes. He’s one of the big money people (cousin to the gov of Illinois Pritzker) behind the trans madness.

        • Islander June 10, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

          I have mentioned Jennifer Pritzker and the whole Pritzker clan a number of times no this blog.

          Penny Pritzker is one of the “mentors” of Barack Obama.

          This is the Chicago Dem Machine.

          The Pritzker family has a disgusting history.

          They got rich by, to a great extent, getting their filthy mitts on the property of German and Japanese Americans after WW2.

          Their tool was Judge David Bazalon.

          • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

            The Pritzkers were clients of a law firm I worked for in the 1980s, and they own half the state practically.

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 11:05 am #

            MQ: Interesting. Yes, they do.

            Russo includes in his book that tells that tells the Bazalon-Pritzker tale an appendix that lists the real estate holdings of the Pritzker empire. Pages long.

            I think they also own half of Las Vegas.

            Here is a piece about the blessings the Pritzkers have brought to Chi-town.

            httpX://patch.com/illinois/chicago/classifieds/other/309866/the-pritzker-crime-family-documented

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            Mary: In other words, you did your part to bring them to power.

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      That worked, isn’t that the Pritzker freak?

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        WOW, I googled Jennifer Pritzker and got what I thought was just an ugly woman but then read a little and discovered “she” was really a man and also the only trans billionaire.

        The world we live in is crazier than I imagined.

        • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

          That’s the tip of the iceberg, Q.

  45. Beryl of Oyl June 10, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    These things did happen in that order.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/835ebd9566fc27f2c07433fb0511e5bbec04e6fc9ba1ff9b7a136c5885b067f6.jpg

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    • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

      It’s actually beautiful in and of itself. Without the words, just the picture by itself would be perfect.

  46. Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    Casting my eye over the conversation, it occurs to me that we initially confine ourselves to the topic at hand and then wander all over creation! It’s nice of our host to tolerate these meanderings, which make this one of vanishingly few places where this kind of natural discussion can occur. At its best, it reminds me of some of the liveliest of my family’s dinner table discussions from the remote past – if a bit more acerbic.

    Anyway – thanks, Jim, for your tolerance. Your witty, wondrous essays always provide the spark that sets our minds to roving.

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

      Rowdy, yes, it doesn’t take long for things to spin out of control, as you point out. Things start to get crazy about 6 hours in. It really get interesting when Kesa Anna makes one of her nocturnal posts ~ then you know you’re in for a wild ride!

      • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

        That’s when I get up and on. Mountain time! Before I go to “work”….

  47. benr June 10, 2023 at 11:36 am #

    Can’t believe this has not been said….

    where wolf there wolf?

    There wolf!

    youtube.com/watch?v=9Gt3QY2Aa2I&ab_channel=AndreaYT

    • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

      And its not just the werewolves we have to worry about you know. If that was the only thing to worry about then everything would be a cinch.

    • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      Man is a wolf to man. And when the English fought the Boers, Greek met Greek.

  48. stelmosfire June 10, 2023 at 11:51 am #

    stlmelosfire? Net worth. Stocks, bonds, Cds, gold / silver certificates. Garbage. all imagiary assetts.. Hold hard goods land does not count. The county owns it. Guns, lead, food in the basement. maybe if you can keep the leeches away. We’ll fight it out. I’ll loose.

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

      Those lifesaving skills from being an EMT all those years is certainly a valuable asset.

      I think you’ll win.

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      Joe Biden is coming to Ct! Yes, he’ll be chairing a “Gun Summit!” Next Friday. It is being held at UofH, a near bankrupt college close by the North End of Hartford, a notorious ‘hood where people get shot every day. I doubt the residents of the North End of Hartford will pay much attention to the “Gun Summit.” In fact I guarantee that several Community Members will be gunned down that very weekend. Big millionaire and even billionaire Dem pols — Senator Blumenthal & Senator Murphy, JP Morgan heir Gov Lamont — all surrounded by heavily armed security details, will be pontificating on why the Proles must be disarmed. The Proles are you and me, not their own body guards. The irony of the situation is delicious.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        Here in the Twin Cities they are always pushing gun control, and even passed some new red flag (‘he said, she said’ confiscation) laws this spring (what could go wrong?).

        North Minneapolis has shootings nearly every day. One of my favorite speakers on the issue up there is a Baptist minister in the neighborhood who works with all the troubled youth…and he packs everywhere he goes. He told the legislature that the only gun control issue that needs attention is that the street kids’ guns are often bigger than his own.

        • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          Isn’t Minnesota a largely rural state? Everybody must be armed up. In Minneapolis we know there are at least a dozen street gangs, including Crips, Gangster Disciples, Somali & Native American; those f#kkrs must be armed to the teeth.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

            I’d say 95% rural by area, population is about a 50/50 split between the Twin Cities/Duluth and the rest of the state.

            And yes, many a firearm to be found in many a shed/pickup truck/closet safe. In the city, God knows how many reside in the center consoles of Toyota Corollas and Suburbans (avoid the Escalades in north side at all cost).

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

          Can you hear the Call to Prayer from your home or office?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            We’re a good half hour out by freeway from downtown anything. So, thankfully, no.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

            I went to Malaysia once, stayed near the Petronas Towers.

            Muslim country. Each hotel room had a little gold arrow on the ceiling pointing toward Mecca. The call was prominent throughout the day. Creepy sounding, but “exotic”, because it was their turf.

            Hearing it blaring by the Twins’ ballpark on a Saturday afternoon would be thoroughly disturbing though.

            Good thing we have AG Keith Ellison to…oh…wait…

          • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

            It’s not pretty, it’s Beautiful in Otto’s sense of the Mysterium Tremendum.

            Too much for most. And yeah, it doesn’t belong here in any case.

            Many of “my” guys, the Neo-Traditionalists, converted to Islam because it was still alive and Western in at least the Abrahamic sense.

            I have no such plans, but I understand it.

          • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

            Early in my Persian Gulf exile, I enjoyed the call of the muezzin. It reminded me that I was a stranger in an even stranger land.

            Qataris are a minority in their own country. Everyone who actually works is imported. The Qataris have become uncomfortable about this – I would be too.

            Western women – probably mostly US Air Force from Al Udeid Air Base – prancing around the City Center dressed like whores, sheer tops, butt cheeks hanging out. Really? Have a little respect. Most of the real whores are Chinese – there is even a restriction on visas for Chinese women for this very reason – but they were nowhere near as flagrantly disrespectful as the Americans.

            By the time I escaped, the call to prayer had become – to my ears – the summoning of a harsh and vengeful “god” by an angry and alien people.

            And don’t even think about getting high over there. It’s a death sentence if you are caught. A whole new level of paranoia if you don’t get caught. (The only time I felt the presence of Allah. Not a good feeling. I’d rather face Yahweh’s judgmental stare any day.)

            I wish to hear the call of the muezzin in the US as much as the Wahabi wish to hear church bells.

            We should stay out of their countries – except maybe to visit, and show some respect when we do – and they should stay out of ours.

          • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            Everyone who actually works is imported. – Blackbird

            ==========

            That’s like Dubai. 85 to 90% of the pop are from other countries and are there only to work. Only a rare few of these people ever become permanent citizens of Dubai.

    • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      stelmosfire, it’s hard to hold much in the way of goods if you don’t own a place to keep them. Food in a rented basement sounds even less safe than food in the basement of a house you ostensibly own but is ultimately owned by the county.

    • elysianfield June 10, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

      Saint,
      An interesting aside. If things truly become sporty in this country, the local taxing authority may have other things to worry about than dunning late paying land taxes. In Oregon, you must be in arrears for at least three years for any action from the County…last I heard.

      Regarding losing to the “Golden Hoard”…only those that have never worked the street believe otherwise.

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 5:35 pm #

        Horde

      • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

        Regarding losing to the “Golden Hoard” – elysian

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

        The word hoard (not horde) reminds me to tell you about a business my son Thom’s wife Alex (short for Alexandra, and not actually his wife but rather the woman he has been living with for 15+ years and thus possibly his common law wife) has started.

        Alex is an expert in de-cluttering a home by remorselessly chucking out (or selling if one is lucky) all the useless shit that fills everyone’s attic, basement, garage, closets, hallways, stairs, and etc.

        In her own home if some new article is brought in something of equal or greater size must be taken out and disposed of.

        Alex yoose to do this service for friends and relatives on an informal basis, taking as compensation whatever people offered or sometimes selling stuff on-line. She has an expert sense of what will sell and what won’t.

        Son Thom dreamed up the business name which appears, along with a phone number and QR code, on signs on both their cars.

        The business name is Thin the Hoard.

        • elysianfield June 11, 2023 at 10:44 am #

          Hoard,
          Again, I know better….

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            They don’t know the survivalist connotations a la Rawls.

        • Islander June 11, 2023 at 11:08 am #

          Q: It was a pun.

          Jeez. Invoking patience of Job . . .

          • Islander June 11, 2023 at 11:09 am #

            Pun signaled, just to make sure, by scare quos.

  49. SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

    It would be interesting to know what percentage of the population believes that lycanthropy is a physical condition in addition to a clinical condition. There are incantations, curses, and dark rituals that can supposedly turn one into a werewolf. Or perhaps a person becomes a werewolf once their daytime personality merges with their totem animal? Of course there are theories that it is a hereditary trait or even spread through bites from other werewolves. But in any case it isn’t surprising that in such a time of great disturbance and stressors that a renewed appearance of “superstition” and old lore in the collective consciousness is occurring.

    • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

      I’ve gotta wonder if there is a connection between lycanthropy and the berserker state.

      • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 9:53 pm #

        Very probable actually. The original Norse berserkers recognized either the bear, the wolf, or wild boar as their animal totem. The origin of the werewolf myth itself is not completely clear but some say there is mention of a werewolf in the epic of Gilgamesh.

    • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      Is this something you want? If so, I know a guy who knows a guy.

      • SoftStarLight June 11, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

        lol wha? You actually know someone who is a werewolf?

        • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

          I know a guy who knows a guy. Maybe that guy has a girl in his pack in case you don’t want to get the Bite from a guy you don’t know.

          It’s like with Vampires: That one is your Master at least for a long time. There are obligations….

          • SoftStarLight June 11, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            That is so wild!! Do you know any vampires?

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:49 am #

            I’ve taken chi before I don’t do that in general. It just happened once or twice.

  50. SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

    Werewolf syndrome, also known as hypertrichosis is a very rare genetic disorder which causes a person to have an abnormal amount of hair growth on either the entire body or certain parts of the body.

    wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertrichosis

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  51. Jarek June 10, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

    Charles Hugh Smith

    How often do you see acknowledgements that social defeat and social depression are rampant in America?

    If you do a search for social defeat, you find hundreds of links to studies of rodents. Here, we demonstrate that social defeat stress (R-SDS) impairs goal-directed motivation in male mice. “Social defeat is initiated when a male rodent is introduced into the home cage of an older, aggressive, dominant male.” “The social defeat stress model.” And so on.

    When applied to humans, the definitions are generalized in psychological terms: “The definition of Social Defeat is the loss of power, status, or self-esteem as a result of verbal or physical abuse by others.” “Social defeat (SD) is defined as a feeling of having lost the fight leading to a loss of valuable status or of important personal goals.” And so on.

    In my analysis, social defeat is a complex response to systemic economic, social and political inequalities. In other words, social defeat is the only possible outcome of structurally generated extreme asymmetries of wealth, income and power. Downward mobility excels in creating and distributing social defeat.

    Social defeat arises in strict social hierarchies in which the few dominate the many. Overcrowding exacerbates the many ills of social defeat within these social hierarchies based on dominance.

    In my lexicon, social defeat manifests as a spectrum of anxiety, insecurity, chronic stress, powerlessness, and fear of declining social status. Countless studies have identified the destructive consequences of chronic social defeat: social avoidance, passivity, depression, hyper-aggression, increased food intake and body mass, drug addiction, and so on.

    What do you see when you look around? I see all the manifestations of widespread chronic social defeat. When the system has been rigged to favor the dominant few at the expense of the many, the only possible outcome is systemic social defeat which manifests as all the ills listed above.

    Downward mobility and social defeat lead to social depression. Here are the conditions that characterize social depression:

    1. Unrealistically lofty expectations of endlessly rising prosperity have been instilled in generations of citizens as a birthright.

    2. Part-time and unemployed people are marginalized, not just financially but socially.

    3. Widening income/wealth disparity as those in the top 10% pull away from the shrinking middle class.

    4. A systemic decline in social/economic mobility as it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain middle class security or hold onto it.

    5. A widening disconnect between higher education and employment: a college/university degree no longer guarantees a stable, good-paying job. (This is what historian Peter Turchin calls overproduction of elites.)

    6. A failure in the Status Quo institutions and mainstream media to recognize social depression as a reality.

    7. A systemic failure of imagination within state and private-sector institutions on how to address social depression issues.

    8. The abandonment of middle class aspirations by the generations ensnared by the social depression: young people no longer aspire to (because they cannot afford) families or homeownership.

    9. A loss of hope in the young generations as a result of the above conditions.

    The rising tide of collective anger arising from social depression is visible in many places: road rage, violent street clashes between groups seething for a fight, the destruction of friendships for holding the “incorrect” ideological views, and so on.

    The unwelcome reality is that America chose economic and financial policies that transferred $50 trillion from labor to politically powerful capital. If this doesn’t seem possible, please read the RAND study in its entirety: Trends in Income From 1975 to 2018.

    Next, read the summary from Time.com The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90% — And That’s Made the U.S. Less Secure.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    There are some who blame the current plight of working Americans on structural changes in the underlying economy–on automation, and especially on globalization. According to this popular narrative, the lower wages of the past 40 years were the unfortunate but necessary price of keeping American businesses competitive in an increasingly cutthroat global market. But in fact, the $50 trillion transfer of wealth the RAND report documents has occurred entirely within the American economy, not between it and its trading partners. No, this upward redistribution of income, wealth, and power wasn’t inevitable; it was a choice–a direct result of the trickle-down policies we chose to implement since 1975.

    We chose to cut taxes on billionaires and to deregulate the financial industry. We chose to allow CEOs to manipulate share prices through stock buybacks, and to lavishly reward themselves with the proceeds. We chose to permit giant corporations, through mergers and acquisitions, to accumulate the vast monopoly power necessary to dictate both prices charged and wages paid. We chose to erode the minimum wage and the overtime threshold and the bargaining power of labor. For four decades, we chose to elect political leaders who put the material interests of the rich and powerful above those of the American people.

    Those who gained the pilfered wealth credit their “hard work.” That’s not the full story. Policies stripmined labor and the middle class and funneled the trillions to well-connected capital via tax loopholes, subsidies, favorable tax write-offs, family trusts and many other policy decisions that could only benefit the top 0.1%, who now own more of America’s wealth than the bottom 80%.

    While the bottom 50% of America’s households lost ground as their share of the nation’s wealth shrank by a third to a meager 3%, the share of the top 1% soared by 40% to 32%.

    How often do you see acknowledgements that social defeat and social depression are rampant in America, and that the causes are systemic, the result of policies chosen by the nation’s leadership elites? Shall we be brutally honest and admit the answer is never?

    And what do you expect to be served at the banquet of consequences of this systemic generation of social defeat and social depression? Perhaps a pendulum swing to the opposite extreme?

    Jarek: Well said by Mr Smith. The psychological downfall of Capitalist Man. The ever growing poor feel inferior and resent the higher classes. The higher classes, hell, even the middle – hate the poor with a passion, anything but feel sympathy, much less guilt. And are terrified of joining their ranks.

    This is the inevitable result of the Capitalist gospel: It’s your own fault if you aren’t rich. What else is there, right? Just like it’s your own fault if you don’t win at musical chairs.

    Only one person can win at musical chairs. I learned that in first grade. And only a few people can be rich, even fewer super-rich – even when the system was America was flourishing. Does that make everyone else garbage? At some level Americans believe it since they identify with their oppressors – even as Marx said.

    His solution? Kill them and take their stuff is no solution at all. Maybe dream better not bigger?

    Until then, Americans will see themselves and each other as losers, competitors, or oppressors, not neighbors or country men. Utter social defeat. No social capital whatsoever.

    • Rowdypiglet June 10, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

      The list of conditions characterizing social depression consists of a combination of material conditions we’re subject to and the attitudes and beliefs that have contributed to and grown up around them.

      I think we could all make a separate list of those beliefs and attitudes, and that they would ultimately appear even more self defeating than the material conditions that confront us.

      At the top of my list would be the belief I’ve encountered countless times, often told by parents to children: You can be anything you want. This is a toxic belief and an outright lie, and sets us up for a lifetime of anger and frustration. It also leads directly to bizarre manifestations like the trans movement, and the belief that everything who failed at being a nuclear physicist is a victim of discrimination.

      I’ve mentioned before that I used to work with children who were out of control and about to enter the juvenile justice system. Never a day went by when I didn’t see an adult telling a child who was quite incapable of understanding the rules of a board game, for instance, that he could do anything. Yet, when he tried with all his might to understand this simple thing, he was quite unable and his anger and frustration were continually played upon by the thoughtless adults in the form of “encouragement.” Rather than noticing his inability and encouraging him toward a task he might have mastered, and for which they could have praised him, they persisted with the lie.

      Even a child with quite a low IQ can understand that, if he is trying with everything he has and cannot master a given task, while being told he can “do anything,” the only possible conclusion is that the game is unfair and unjust.

      Of course, the game – in a wider sense – absolutely is unfair and unjust, but not in the way he thinks. Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that harmful, toxic, stupid ideas flourish amid the widening income disparities and other material conditions on the list. The lowered material conditions, and the stupid, toxic beliefs feed each other and create a kind of paralysis that I think our ancestors, even a few generations back, never experienced.

    • Q. Shtik June 10, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

      Great article. Normally I would reply TLDR (too long didn’t read) but once I got started I couldn’t stop. I will almost certainly be working into my novella about Peter the concept of “social defeat.”

      • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

        Your post is missing many commas, Q.

        Also, your syntax in your final sentence makes your writing appear as though it was translated to English using Google Translate.

        Best,

        Owl

  52. ATZ942 June 10, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

    You’re defending Trump? His BS with classified documents puts our brave soldiers at risk, along with diplomats and ordinary citizens. He tried overthrowing the rule of law mostly because he’s too dumb to admit that Mail-in voting during a pandemic makes good sense. My hope is that he gets to take the place of the late Ted Kaczynski in The Unabomber’s now vacant cell. Ted’s manifesto makes way more sense than anything tRump has ever said. Too bad Ted didn’t stop with words instead of sending letter bombs. That’s crossing a line. tRump crossed the same line when he urged his dumbos to storm the Capitol. What a fool.

    • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

      Did this help you expel your demons? Do you have your Trump voodoo doll? There’s a ton on Etsy.

    • elysianfield June 10, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

      You misspelled AZT…How long you been diagnosed?

    • BackRowHeckler June 10, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      Was classified material found in any other Pols house (or Corvette) in the past year? Or just Trumps?

      And what is President Climate Change doing with a Vette, and a beach house on the N Atlantic?

      • Islander June 10, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

        Well, he does come from Delaware.

        But that is a suspect condition in the first place.

        • Jarek June 10, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

          Yes, it exists on the map but do you know anyone who has ever been there?

          It’s like the missing 13th floor in some buildings. Perhaps it exists, but in another dimension.

        • Islander June 11, 2023 at 11:12 am #

          J:

          My best friend and my in-laws are all Delawarians.

          What a dodo.

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            What a benighted literalist.

            You are lying!

    • Night Owl June 10, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

      ATZ,

      Is the Alien Invasion finally at hand? Your corporate media is buzzing about it.

      Also, are the aliens in Putin’s control?

      • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

        10 ft tall aliens were loose in Las Vegas the other night

        • WadeWaters June 10, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

          Last night there were skinheads on my lawn.

          • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

            Wow ok. So what did you do?

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 12:04 am #

            I had a small flock of escaped goats on my lawn yesterday. I hit them in the head with a long piece of lumber (a 2″X2″ about seven feet lont) when they went after the roses. Then I chased them out of the garden, wielding the same long piece of lumber, and shut the gate.

          • SoftStarLight June 11, 2023 at 2:56 am #

            Goats are so cute and intelligent. And they always look happy. I hope they were ok after being shooed with that lumber.

          • MaryQueen June 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Anthea, why the need to hit them in the head?

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

            The real Ant emerges again. Of course rural people are like this. Not very sentimental when it comes to animals.

            Someone’s got to shoot the cattle in the head with a bolt gun or shoot critters trying to eat the carrots. At least she didn’t get out her .22.

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

            Mary: Perhaps because she did too much LSD? Or perhaps she knows that their heads are very bony and hard and it wouldn’t hurt them.

            SSL: Baby goats are as cute as kittens. They never get past the oral stage. Goats try to eat the universe.

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

            She probably imagined that the goats were so many husbands and that the piece of lumber was a rolling pin or frying pan…..

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 11:25 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            “Why the need to hit them in the head?’

            It would be very difficult to hurt a goat by hitting it in the head. They are continually head-butting each other for social dominance reasons, and they have very hard heads. It is actually pretty hard to hurt a goat with anything short of hollow points.

            It is also very difficult to make an impression on a goat. They are absolutely impervious to correction. They are of the opinion that if you haven’t given them a beat-down, they are dominant animal of the two of you. They will head-butt you just for your having the effrontery to be somewhere near them. I have tried slapping them on the nose and scolding them. It makes no impression.

            Actually, I didn’t hit them hard–just pretty much of a tap–and most of the time I was standing on the porch trying to shoo them away from the roses. (They love to eat roses.) Being on the porch gave me an advantage because, to goats, being physically higher up than them signals social dominance.

            You definitely don’t want them in the garden. I’ve seen my daughter have to physically drag 200-pound goat away from the sweet potato greens. (They love those, too.)

            I was a little concerned about the car, too. They like to climb up onto cars and dance around.

          • Anthea June 11, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

            I have shot several rabbits this year, with the .22. Those little fuckers will eat your garden down to the ground, and they multiply like Catholics.

            My son-in-law is always killing possums or raccoons that have discovered how to get into the hen house. He uses the .32 pistol. Raccoons will actually keep clawing at the wood siding of a hen house until they have clawed their way through. They had to cover part of the exterior of the hen house with chicken wire.

            Shooting varmints and devising ways to manage livestock (hotwire is the best option) is indeed an integral part of country life. But, despite your best efforts, the critters have a way of getting out. One of my friends used to say that, “A calf can get through a knothole.”

            But Jarek doesn’t eat food, so none of this applies to him.

          • Anthea June 12, 2023 at 12:12 am #

            Speaking of food, I picked this year’s first ripe tomatoes today–two of them. They were probably ripe yesterday, but it rained most of the day.

            For those who aren’t familiar with our local growing season, it’s quite an accomplishment to get field-ripened tomatoes this early here. The variety is Stupice, which is the earliest tomato I know of, and the plants were started indoors in January.

            Last year I started seeds for Rutgers tomatoes. These produced two different varieties of tomatoes, neither of which was Rutgers. But I really liked one of the two varieties, which was fairly early, brilliant red, ruffled, and highly productive, so I saved the seed and planted it this year. No ripe tomatoes from it yet, but it looks like it came true from seed.

        • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand.

          Walking through Soho in the rain.

          Looking for a place call Lee Ho Fork

          To get a bowl of Beef Chow Mein

          • SoftStarLight June 11, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

            Wow so you’ve been to London too?

          • MaryQueen June 11, 2023 at 7:08 pm #

            No, but Warren Zevon probably had been before he wrote those lyrics.

          • stelmosfire June 12, 2023 at 8:51 am #

            Anthea, you’re funny. Those little fuckers will eat your garden down to the ground, and they multiply like Catholics. My French Canadian Catholic Grandparents had 19 kids. in the brood. Add Grandkids and great grandkids there where hundreds. Not much of an exception. . I worked with a Canuck girl at the firehouse. 16 kids in the family. Probably 50-60 grandkids. Talk about overshoot. They all had a decent trade or skill. Plus they talked English when they wanted to..

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

      From the MSN “top story” list straight to Kunstler’s blog.

      Courtesy of lowly Soros troll.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

      ATZ – everything you just said was completely false (except for noting that Kaczynski is now “late”, and that he was very intelligent, his proclivity for bombing notwithstanding).

      Not only that, by saying, “He tried overthrowing the rule of law mostly because he’s too dumb to admit that Mail-in voting during a pandemic makes good sense.“, you seem to be admitting that mail-in voting can sway an election through fraud, as that was Trump’s beef. (Mail-in voting, by the way, was determined to be the simplest way to successfully defraud an election…Jimmy Carter himself noted this after chairing a study on the matter around 20 years ago.)

      Anyway, well played, sir. I suggest a nerf bat to the head every five minutes or so – it might clear those Maddow cobwebs after a few years of steady practice.

  53. Islander June 10, 2023 at 6:23 pm #

    Going nuts in Canada for Tranny Trudeau and the trans halluci-nation.

    httpX://thecountersignal.com/muslims-and-christians-unite-against-school-board/?

    • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

      The virtue signal spiral yay

  54. JohnAZ June 10, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

    Hahahahahaha.

    The weather channel just put up a video showing a woman who followed her GPS in Kona Hawaii right down boat ramp and into the harbor. One person really dumb? Nah. One month before a couple of women in a van did the same thing. Everyone is okay. Case closed? Nah, where were the GPS folks fixing the obvious error after the first debacle?

    The video ended with the obvious admonition. Do not follow your GPS blindly, use your head and eyes.

    • MaryQueen June 10, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

      This does not bode well for the coming digital control of everything.

  55. Pucker June 10, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

    Basically, you want to train the people to respond to every Order or message of the tyrannical Government with and/ or:

    “Why? Why? Why?”

    “No, No, No….”

    “ In general, we might take as an opening mantra something like ‘learn it first, learn it right’. One example of this, relevant to many policymakers (and parents!) is that it is important to give corrective feedback early when a problematic behaviour is developing. If a person breaks a rule, or does something ‘wrong’, and gets no reaction, that behaviour may soon become firmly established. Later on, when a sanction is introduced, it may have to be very severe to have any effect at all.”

    “Inside the Nudge Unit”, David Halpern

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    • Pucker June 10, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

      It’s probably very important to train kids in school to develop the habit to always dispassionately argue both sides of every issue?

      • Blackbird June 10, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

        Yeah, if you want your kids living in your basement forever…

        No employer wants employees who think. They want employees who do as they are told, without questioning.

        • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          Those who show signs of being able to think, but only do so on cue are the ones who “rise”.

          Ask Night Owl about AI and watch him sputter. If it makes money for companies and their stockholders, it can’t be curtailed. That’s sacred!

          The terrible automaticity of Capitalist Man that Mumford knew was to be our doom.

          • Night Owl June 11, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

            Jarek making up things out of thin air, Rulo style.

            Just answer my question up-thread, big brain.

            Or can you not?

            LOL.

          • Jarek June 11, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

            What do you think of AI?

            Where do YOU think thoughts come from? Askin’ for a friend?

          • Rulo Deschamps June 11, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

            Foul Fowl is not a worthy intellectual opponent. He has nothing to say, can only tease with one liners that boil down to “entertain me, bitch!”

            He’s also a conformist and fat arse desk worker in the heart of the “system” he poses as an enemy of.

            A braggart about his luxuries and abundances, typical of the nouveau riche and the bourgeois, he doesn’t mention the high price he pays for these perks: utter conformity.

            Perhaps this is why he’s a keyboard warrior, to compensate for his total lack of street cred. He’d never be mistaken for “real people” in the milieu I move in.

            As for attempting to engage me in your mind games: piss off, cunt.

        • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 3:37 am #

          AI? A rather broad-based question.

          If you are referring to its use in the form of ChatGPT and the like, I think it is useful for summarizing information.

          As far as its application in putting humans in the service industry (both white- and blue-collar service-oriented jobs), I think the ruling class is shooting itself in the foot.

          TBH, I don’t have a lot of interest in the subject because AI really can’t do much but quickly gather, collate, and disseminate information created by human beings. It is not and (IMO) will never be truly sentient.

          The list of negatives is too long to enter into one post.

          Notice, that I give you a proper answer after you engage in loser tactics. Something to keep in mind, Jarek.

  56. Pucker June 10, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

    In the documentary “The AI Dilemma” the IT weirdo’s make the blithe assertion that “it’s too late to do anything about the negative effects of Social Media because the technology has already integrated into society, and it is part of people’s neural networks.”

    I still don’t understand what this blithe remark means?

    I get that the kids are now chemically addicted to the dopamine hits from the “Likes” comments to their posts, etc., and the “community” feeling to alleviate their profound social Anomie. But, I don’t understand the “neural networks” thing? It sounds like the IT weirdo’s are suggesting that the brains of these Smartphone addicted kids are somehow hard wired into the internet?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

      Not hard wired, but wired inside their heads, for sure.

      Like an ex-smoker who still finds himself mindlessly reaching into his pocket for the pack even after several months clean, most everyone under the age of 40 responds to their phone the instant it beckons them, even if it’s just to delete some spam emails or worthless LinkedIn notifications.

      The addiction isn’t physical, it’s wired in the brain as “just what you do”.

      • Pucker June 10, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

        A crude principle of Chinese brainwashing is encapsulated in the maxim: “You must pull Weeds up by their roots.” (It was a peasant revolution.)

        This is why the Khmer Rouge killed not just the bloke with “Bad Thoughts”, but also all of his family and friends as well lest their bad thoughts contaminate the rest of the society.

        The “Social Media” would entrench very deep roots into people’s minds?

      • Pucker June 10, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

        You mean like “Breathing”, or “Taking a Wiz”?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

          Well, there are certain things our body just needs to do. And then there are the things our brain suggests we do.

          Adding addiction to that formula naturally creates the habitual performance of tasks unnecessary to survival.

          Now, if you were dopamine-addicted to taking a whizz in public, then that would fall into the second category.

          • Pucker June 10, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

            So, what will it mean in the future to say that AI is part of people’s neural networks and interacting with AI “is just what people do (like taking a wiz)”?

            It’s the “Ultimate Mind Control”?

            It’s no longer possible “to pull the Weeds up by their roots” when the structure of the Roots is a manifestation of the corrupted, polluted AI “Soil”?

            Everyone goes “Transgender” and “Transhumanist”?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 10, 2023 at 10:06 pm #

            I believe that is the stated goal, yes.

            Think Demolition Man, in concept. Everyone up top, participating in the new society is all plugged in and monitored. The normies that reject it, or aren’t considered strong enough stock, live in the sewers and eat rat burgers with a mug of Schlitz.

    • SoftStarLight June 10, 2023 at 10:09 pm #

      It basically just means that your brain has created a neural map and structure that has integrated the existence of social media and the internet all of its impacts. It is really the same thing the brain does with everything else that you experience or come across. It’s not as scary as it sounds probably other than that now that we are used to it it would be difficult without it.

    • Woodchuck June 11, 2023 at 1:11 am #

      “hard wired”? “part of people’s neural networks”?

      We all make habitual movements that catch us off guard when the power goes off. We’ll be going about with flashlights and candles, yet at times we’ll have a brain hiccup. We’ll forget there’s no power, and find ourselves flipping up light switches and instantly feeling silly when no light comes on. We’ve flipped these switches so many thousands of times that we do it with muscle memory, zero thinking involved.

      We always assume it will only be a few hours or days when the power is back on. The idea of power being off for a month or two never enters our minds or is accepted as a valid possibility. Electricity is something we are now physically addicted to. Electricity is an extension of our bodies and minds, giving some of us a lot of leverage on the world. Rock n roll bands use electricity to churn up a real load of audio dopamine in the audiences.

      • BackRowHeckler June 11, 2023 at 6:40 am #

        We lost power for 13 days back in Oct. – Nov. 2011. For us out here it wasn’t that bad, altho it took some getting used to. What I missed the most was a hot shower; the Town finally opened up the HS facilities so we could shower there.

        In Hartford, things started to fall apart right away. People tried to heat their apartments and prepare meals with charcoal grills, and died from asphyxiation. There were fires. On I-91 hundreds of cars lined up to buy gas but the pumps weren’t functional. A riot ensued, people were shot & beaten up. Cars were set alight and what ensued was a picture from hell. And this was just on Day 2.

        • MaryQueen June 11, 2023 at 9:56 am #

          Wow, that’s quite a sobering experience and gives us insight into what would happen if that power loss was for an extended time or – forever.

        • stelmosfire June 11, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

          That woulda’ been the Halloween Storm. 20-24″ heavy wet snow with leaves still on the trees. I was hustlin’ one of my generators around house to house to keep the essentials on. Heat and refrigeration. My daughters friend,took one down in central CT.had it for a week. Asked why we Americans had overhead wires. She was from Romania. Dip shit ran my genny out of oil and threw a rod. Bought me a bottle of scotch. Hardly a fair trade.